Thursday, 29 September 2011


Hi All,

Had a fab time at Ally Pally on Sunday with the Simply Handmade By.... girls and the ladies from our craft class.  We all spent far too much but oh my...... got some lovely goodies!!!!

I've been busy working on projects for Sarah Hurley - some which will remain under wraps for the moment, but I am very pleased to show you some cards I made with her lovely, smashingly spooky Halloween Digi sets:  Vintage and Whimsy.  There are some 'wicked' (get it??!!) images and fantastic background papers so check them out!!

Don't forget to have a look at Sarah's vintage challenge on her Blog - we'd love you to join in - see you there!!!!

Friday, 23 September 2011

Sarah Hurley Challenge - Vintage

Hi Folks,

Apologies for the lack of input this week but it's been a bit crazy what with our classes starting up again and Jules being on holiday (I love having him home but I lose my routine completely!)

This is my first Challenge as part of the Sarah Hurley Design Team and if you would like to join in you can find all the details here.

The theme of the Challenge is Vintage and we are very lucky to be sponsored by Altered Expression who very generously provided us with some beautiful images to work with.  Check them out - really inexpensive to download and there is a huge range to chose from.  Altered Expression will be giving gift certificates to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners, so don't miss out! (There is $20 up for grabs for first place, $10 for second place and $5 for third place) - so please check out the Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog.

This is my card:

I aged the backing paper (from my stash) and my chosen image with Distress Inks and then went round the edges lightly with Versamark and embossed with gold embossing powder to give it a gilded edge.  I matted and layered these on to brown and pink card to pick up the colours in the image.  I added a strip of lace and gathered a small piece of the same lace to make a rosette and added some pearls.

Hope you like my what I've made and please do join in the challenge - we can't wait to see your creations.

Lots of Love,


Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Simply Handmade By......Classes

Just to let you all know that after a lovely summer break, we are starting our classes again!!  First one is tomorrow, 21st September, 10am-12pm at Cliffe Wood Community Centre, Cliffe Woods, Nr Rochester.

If anyone is interested, please contact me and I can give you further details and future class dates.


Thursday, 15 September 2011

Happy Birthday Sandra!!!!!

Another very good friend's birthday today and she's just told me that she has to work today!!  Not fair is it??!!  Happy Birthday Sandra - Hope you have a fab day regardless.

Anyway, here is the card I made for her using my very cute Puss In Boot stamp from LOTV - Hope you like it.

Thanks for looking - Your crafty time is much appreciated.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Happy Birthday Donna!!!

It's my very good friend Donna's birthday today - so Happy Birthday!!!!  Here's the card I made for her - It's always a bit nerve-wracking making cards for crafty friends but I think this one turned out nice.

Keep your eyes peeled for my first creations for the Sarah Hurley DT - there will be some exciting things coming soon!!!

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Exciting News...................Oh And A Card!!

Hello fellow Bloggers,

I have some very exciting news...I am now a member of Sarah Hurley Challenges!!!!!  I am so excited about it.  It will be a great new venture and I am really looking forward to getting cracking!!  Keep an eye out for what's going on and I will keep you posted on the new and exciting things which Sarah has up and coming.

Anyway, inspite of coming over all unnecessary I have managed to put together a card - and quite speedily too - Mum asked me for it yesterday afternoon and I finished it off this morning.  OK, so not super speedy but not bad going.

It's a Ruby Wedding card for some friends of Mum and Dad.  I heat embossed the swirls and used nesties to cut the ovals - an get this - I made the flowers!!!!  First attempt too.  Hope you like it.

Thank you for looking and any comments you leave are much appreciated and gratefully received.