Saturday, 12 March 2011

Which to choose???

Good afternoon all my fellow crafters. Not much of a day to do anything here in the North East of Scotland. It is bitterly cold and the weather has turned decidedly snowy!! At least it`s not lying at the moment.
Well I have managed to come up with two cards today for the challenge over at http://http// To start with I wasn`t sure which one I would post but have decided on the one with the Elephants. Challenge this week was one layer design off the page and no embossed lines!!! I also want to enter the elephants into the challenge http:// Theme is favourite movie. Can you guess which one?? Hup two three four keep it up......... in a military style Dedumde dum!! These little trouop remind me of the Jungle book!!!
The flower themed card i am entering into the following challengeshttp://
I hope you are all having a lovely weekend and again thanks for stopping by and leaving such lovely comments on my blog
Many Thanks
Linda xxxxxx

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Thinking of............. Warm sunny days ahead.....

Been such a lovely weekend here in Ellon this weekend. It`s been great to get the washing out and dry. I love the smell of washing that has been out in the fresh air. Which brings me to my card for two challenges I am going to enter it into.
The small picture above is the picture Fiona posted as our inspiration for this week challenge over at http://!/home.php?sk=group_162637607101606&ap=1
I had no hesitation in reaching for this stamp by Kathy Hare called, "Searching", another adorable stamp from Sugar Nellie. To me it opitimises the start of beautiful days to come now that hopefully winter is behind us and the longer daylight hours. It won`t be long until the clocks go forward an hour either.
Recipe for this card.
Searching by Kathy Hare coloured wth promarkers and I used chalk to do the sky using ripped pieces of card to mask the clouds.
Card was all Crafter`s Companion pearlescent range.
Ribbon and gems from own stash.
Embossed lines were done using my trusty Hoogy Board.
I`m also entering this into http:// The theme this week is Spring.
Hope you have all had a lovely weekend.
Hugs Linda xxxx

Great way to Build up My Christmas Card Stock!

Sunday again and another challenge over on http://http//!/home.php?sk=group_162637607101606&ap=1 Fiona chose the them this week and it`s "Oh Christmas Tree" a christmas carol that Fiona likes.
I have used for this Centura pearl Snow white card, Black from card stock, Snowflake stamp Hobby Art, Chrisdtmas Tree stamp (unknown), inks Archival Brilliance pearlescent jade, Stazon Opaque White, Prisma pencils light aqua aqua marine & ginger root & sentiment fro Cute Companions Christmas Winter Tales set. CC & Jayne Nesterenko.
I`m also entering this into
http://http// This is my second entry into this weeks challenge and yes although I have used black I also have used pastel colours so I hope you will let me away with this!
Again thankyou for leaving such helpful and wonderful comments on my work. It makes it all so worth while xxxx

Saturday, 5 March 2011


Good morning all you felloow bloggers out there. Well it`s a lovely morning here in Ellon and once I`ve this downloaded Ron & I are away out to enjoy the day.
Today is my son`s Fiancees Birthday So Happy Birthday Lisa and hope you have many of them xxx
This is a totally diffenernt type of card for me as it is all papercraft with some stamping techniques.
I must be a bit psychic, as this morning I went to check what the http:// challenge was for this week and lo and behold my card works perfectly!! Couldn`t get more pastel than pink and mint. I am also ging to enter this into
For my card this week I used Card stock White & Mintgreen from local craft shop. Pink card from SU. Spellbinders Nestaabilities and cuttlebug embossed folder Stylized flowers. The lace border was a Martha Sewart punch. Border image and stamped florishes were from the Michelle Marsden Stamp cllection Florish stamped using SU Pretty in Pink.
Leafs were punched from punch from Flowers were from Xcut punches and centred with Dovecraft Adhesive gems Spring Green.
Sentiment from Inkadinkado stamp. Bit of sparkle ultrafine Prisma Glitter.
Right, better go and deliver Lisa`s Birthday card before everyone has seen it before her LOL!!
Hope you enjoy your look around my blog & feel free to leave any comments. To Chrissie & Mandi thankyou for all your helpful comments you leave. It`s good to know we have you to help out if we have gone astray with our interpretation of the challenges sometimes!! Keep up the good work xx

Friday, 4 March 2011

Chocolate Mint Icecream. Mmmmm..........

Mmmmmm.......... Sounds lovely doesn`t it. Wish I had one right now!! Unfortunately Choc mint is not for eating in this instance. This is the challenge dear Fiona set us over at http://http//!/home.php?sk=group_162637607101606&ap=1. She came up with the idea as Conner her youngest son just loves choc mint icecream.
I`m also entering this challenge into http:// the theme is "Inspired by a Song" Don`t think it`s hard to guess which song I`ve picked. A reall golden oldie sung by Bing Crosby & "Sachmo" Louis Armstrong GONE FISHIN`.
For my card base white topper brown and mint was bought at my local craft shop. Design backing paper came again from Crafter`s Companion Mens Collection cd. Stamped image is a Sugar Nellie oldie Gone Fishing coloured in with my trusty promarkers trying to get as close to mint and chocolate as I could. Stamped image of post and sentiment came from the fishing set Flippin` Men by La Pache. My wee bit of bling came froma docrafts set. I added a bit of diamond glaze to the post and to make the water shine a bit.
Thanks to everyone who have been leaving such wonderful comments on my previous blog entries I love to read everyone. If your stopping by please feel free to leave a wee message. xxxx
PS Hope you all have a lovely weekend xx

Thursday, 3 March 2011

I`ve been given another wonderful award

I am very honoured to be the proud owner of this award which was kindly given to me by Buffy of http:// Hop on over and see what Beccy has been doing.
As this is my second Style Blogger award I am offering any of my fellow bloggers who follow my blog and pop it onto theirs.
Proviso mention on your blog who gave you the award. Send onto 8 blogs that you follow and give 8 facts about yourself.

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Face Book Santa Sundays. PINK & CHOCOLATE

Sunday evening already and the end of another weekend. Back to work tomorrow and hopefully no recurrence of the nausea and stomach cramps that sent me home last week! I`m going armed with the tablets I got from the doctor so hopefully they`ll keep me feeling OK.
Right onto another challenge. Todays card is very very CAS for me, way out of my comfort zone but I must say I think a few of these will be made now for this years Chritmas cards as it was very easy and quick to do.
As you can see the theme was Pink & Chocolate. To be fair at first my wee brain went into overdrive and was coming up with the most complicated things out. After a rummage through my christmas stamps though I eventually settled on this little duo of Baubles fromPapermania I bought last year and never used. I then looked through my stamping inks and could only come across my Archival Brilliance Pearlescent Coral and having no definate chocolate coloured ink pads headed for my trusty promarkers and chose funnily enough Cocoa. Thesse I stamped up and woo and behold more squares!! I seem to have squares before my eyes this weekend!! I wonder if it`s a side effect of being ill this week LOL!!
Anyway, this time there is an extra square which I think works really well. The stamped sentiment was from a set I also bought last year and didn`t use again Papermania called "Silent Night". To stamp it I used an Encore ink pad ultimate metalic "Copper" To finish off the whole effect I added HobbyArt Dazzles ultra fine prisma glitter to bring the whole thing to life.
Now, how more CAS can you get!!
Hope you enjoy what you see and Many thanks to all you wonderful peeps who follow my blog and leave such wonderful comments.
This I am entering into http://!/home.php?sk=group_184073494953597&ap=1

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Playing a bit of catch up.

After a bad start to my week with not feeling too well I have managed to complete another card for a few challenges. The first one really is catch up cos the deadline is for tomorrow over on http://http//!/home.php?sk=group_162637607101606&ap=1 Fiona set us the challenge of anything along as it`s a Sugar Nellie image and there had to be paper piecing somwhere in the design.
I`m also entering this into the http://http// fortnightly challenge and the http://http// challenge.
The sugar bowl theme is a sketch and Totally papercrafts also has the paperpiecing as it`s theme this week. I hope you enjoy having a look at what I`ve done and remember any comments critical or otherwise are grealty appreciated. Thanks to everyone who have left lovely comments on my blog to date. xxxx
My recipe for this card.
CC centura pearl snow white card as base card.
Mounting card CC centura pearlescent biege
Design card has been printed from the Mens Collection CD from Crafters Companion of which one design was used fro my paper piecing on the images pullover hat and socks.
Border punched out with another of the Martha Stewart`s punches
Image is Sugar Nellie`s FORE!! coloured in remainder with my Promarkers.
Golf stamp on squares is a stamp from Papercrafts4you.
Sentiment was one I stamped out at last weeks card class I go to.
Inks used Memento & Stazon.
From craft basics. DST & pinflair silicone glue.

Three Squares. A request for a Retirement Card

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend so far. My dear husband has been on night duty this weekend and what better an excuse to do some crafting than when I have to keep quiet when he`s asleep!! Oh Bliss!!

This week over at http://http// our task this week was to come up with a card containing three squares.

This tied in nicely with a request from my husband Ron to do a retirement card for a collegue at work. This solved the problem of how to set out the card. Now for the image. What to do. After a good rummage through all my stamps I eventually settled on a set from Michelle Marsden " The Vintage Collection". As the person retiring does a lot of travelling I thought these set of cases fitted the bill nicely. This I stamped using memento ink and then coloured in using my Prismacolor pencils. I then mounted my stamped squares onto Beige pearlescent card from Crafter`s Companion. My base card is also CC card centura pearl snow white. Pink card from my card stash was border punched using Martha Stewart Punch the name of which I can`t remeber at present. I finished off the card with a retirement sentiment from Crafter`s Companion/Jayne Nesterenko`s Cute Companion Summer set. Now all I have to do is find a suitable insert and that`s it ready for Ron to take in with him to work on Monday.
Thankyou to all who left comments on my last week entry and I do appreciate the extra ideas form you as well. Love reading all your comments as

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Spring is in the Air. Well I`m ever Hopeful............

I am entering this one into the http://http// challenge. This weeks theme is SPRING.

Not entirely sure about this one but had a real struggle with getting an image I liked and I`m not up to competer stuff to get an image straight onto my base card. The image I chose was from Joanna Sheens CD rom, Pamela west collection 2, which has digistamp images to colour in yourself. Because there are more than one image on the sheet i had to adapt to fit my card.Base card was crafter Companions Centura Pearl white, which I then embossed an oval from the romance board from the Glitter girls, I then embossed a second oval from the blue swiss dot embossed card to give some definition. This I stuck in place using pinflair glue.I coloured in my image using my Prisma pencils this time as I thought it warrented a softer look. This I then placed on top of the blue oval.To finish of I stamped a border round the card using a Fun Stamp, Flower boreder using Stamping Up Old Olive inkpad.My sentiment was computer generated, cut to size and inked edges with SU Baja Breeze.Haven`t been feeling a hundred percent this week and thought i wouldn`t get this done at all. but as they say any entry is better than none!! I hope I feel more like myself for next weeks challenge.Again thanks for stopping by and reading my blog and all your comments are read with great appreciation as always. xxxxx

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Over at the Sugar Bowl challenge & FB Sundays with Santa

WOW the creative juices are flowing at the mo!! Another card completed and I was at bead class tonight trying out another Debbie Roberti Pattern. That is still a work in progress but will try and download a picture of the finished necklace as soon as.
Over at the http://http// the theme this time is to get your inspiration for colour from the photo plus there is a sketch to go along with it. I have teamed this up with an easel card which is the challenge over at http://http//!/home.php?sk=group_184073494953597&ap=1
For this card I have used the Sugar Nellie image " Winter Wonderland"
Coloured in using my faithful promarkers. I really enjoyed doing this one.
Base card Is centura pearl from Crafters Companion.
Back papers are printed from CC Festive Occasions CD rom.
Oval was use using DWV stavk & mat and embossed using a Glitter Girls board. Blue ribbon wash from my own stash.
To highlight the snow flakes and holly I use Stickles " Icicles"
Sentiment came from CC `s & Jayne Nesterenko`s Winter Cute Companions stamp set stamped with mudnight blue Stazon ink. The backgound for the stamp was stamped using SU bashful blue and the snowflake stamp from"Hobby Art"
The little bit of bling is from my own stash.
Love to hear your comments again everyone which I love reading & which are very much appreciated and Thanks for stopping by.
Right you wouldn`t think I`m up first thing tomorrow for work!! so had better say Good Night to you all and head for bed. xxxx

An Easel Card with a Twist!!!

A very good morning from a bright day here in Ellon!!

Well, originally I started this card last night but my mojo just easn`t in the right groove and it wouldn`t come together at all!!! Whast a difference sleeping on an idea can make. Fresh start and it came together in no time.

This week over on http://http//!/home.php?sk=group_162637607101606&ap=1. Fiona set us the simple task of an easel card and the only other stable must a Sugar Nellie image of our own choice. Poor untamed has been ignored in my stamp set for such a long time unused that I thought it was about time I go her stamped up and coloured. Again I must attribute this to Debbie of http:// . The amount of hair to get coloured right on this sort of stamp always put me off but since seeing how Debbie tackles this and with hints of what colours to use together I am much more confident.
Recipe for this card;
Centura Pearl card from Crafters Companion; DWV Neutral Mat Stack (blue); Patterned paper I bought from Create & Craft a good while ago and again had forgotten about!! Flowers from Hobby Craft.
Image Sugar Nellies Untamed and sentiment Unforgettable Moments has no name on it.
Image was cloured in with promarkers and detail in hair I used my prisma pencils.
I do hope you will pop by and leave a comment. I love reading what you think of my work and then popping over and seeing all the lovely crafty folks work out there too.
Hope you all are having a good day and HAPPY CRAFTING.
Tonight I am out at my beading class Yeh!!!!

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

WOW!!!! Another award!

I can hardly believe it!! Another award has came my way via the lovely Pam, a fellow forum member over at Ctrafter`s Companion. Pam Is such a talented crafter and has many splendid cards on show over on her blog
http://http// pop over and give Pam`s blog a viewing.
Now, to accept this award I have to link it back to the person who gave me the award, which I have done.

I have to hand this onto 8 fellow bloggers whom I follow. Now that`s going to be a hard one to choose. I also have to leave a comment on their blog to let them know of the award.
Lastly I have to tell you 8 facts about myself. OK here goes,

I was born and brought up in Aberdeenshire.
I met my wonderful husband Ron while we were both student nurses at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. I wasn`t as quick off the mark as Jane my fellow crafter who got married to Ray after 6weeks courting!! I did however get engaged after 8weeks and have been married for 33 wonderful years
We have three wonderful children Gary Eain & Cheryl
Two lovely grand daughters & another grand child due in August.
I work as a Practice nurse part time.
I have always liked doing something crafty since an early age.
I started making cards about 5years ago and have recently bean going to classes to make jewellery.
My two fellow musketeers Jane and Fiona frequently get together for coffee and a chat and of course lots of crafting!!

Hmmm... Now for the hard bit Who do I choose to give this award to???
Here are my 8






Sunday, 13 February 2011

A Floral Challenge

Hello fellow crafters!! Well it`s the end of another weekend and for a change I`ve managed to get a card completed for four challenges I am going to enter into.
I am entering this card into A new challenge blog called http://http// and as you`ll see by the title the challenge has to be simply clean and simple. I am not used to just stamping straight onto base card but I must say it so lends itself to being such an elegant form of crafting. Try it out sometime you`ll surprise yourself. The other blog i am going to enter this into is the http://http// Both blog challenges asked for flower stamped or digi. Less is More made it a little more open with adding in a choice of image of a tree as well.
Having used my promarkers for colouring in and the challenge is something to do with love I am entering this intohttp://http//
http:// this weeks challenge is LOVE
For this Challenge I have used.
Base card linen card from the Papeterie, Dyce.
Embossing was done using a Glitter Girls board Emboss to Impress
Image stamped with Memento ink is Rose Bouquet by Personal Impressions and coloured in using Promarkers;- Burgandy;poppy; lipstick red;baby pink; olive green;bright green;leaf green; lime green; ice grey 1,2,&3; powder & pastel blue.
Pearl embellishments were from my craft stash
Sentiment "With Love" stamped with Stazon ink is from Hobby Art.
Please feel free to leave a comment about my work.
It really is much appreciated and I love reading them all.
Hope you`ve all had a lovely weekend.
Love Linda xxx

Tuesday, 8 February 2011


I enjoyed this challenge set by Fiona for the sugar Nellie weekly challenge over on http://!/home.php?sk=group_162637607101606&ap=1.
Have never made a Joy fold card before but think I will be doing a few more.
For this card I used Sugar Nellie stamp "Young Love" The sentiment stamps were from Crafter`s Companion Popcorn Bear set I Love you.
Base card Centura pearl card: green card and embossed white, patterned card from own stash.
Ribbon & bling from stash.
Martha Stewart border hearty punch and heart insert was made with one of the Glitter Girl embossing boards.
Basics used DST; Sticky pads: Pinflair glue gel Stazon & Memento ink.
Promarkers used to colour in my image to match my backing papers.
I do hope you leave a comment as they are very much appreciated. Thanks xx

One that didn`t get Posted for a challenge

Have just managed to get this one downloaded onto my computer. Unfortunately it`s way too late for a challenge I was going to enter it into but hopefully you will still like it.

Another Sugar Nellie image and a lurve theme.

Have Just received a Lovely Award

What a lovely start to Tuesday morning. I was just checking my blog when to my surprise Paula of /http:/// left me an extra wee comment telling me to hop over to her blog and pick up this award!! Thankyou so much Paula it is much appreciated.

I first came across Paula over on http://splitcoaststampers/ when we were doing the sugar nellie challenges set up by Fiona http://fionajcards&somuchmore. We do love our http://sugarnellies.

There are a couple of conditions for accepting this award, ( which I have)

You have been TAGGED & want to participate.
Then create a post where you POST the "LOVE BLOG" image.
You should also blog the persons link that gave you the awardand inform her/him that you accept the award.
You can then choose 3-5 favourite blogs which you alos link to your post then each blogger will inform you that they have been tagged.

The aim of this action is to bring unknown good blogs to light so please do not blog fellow bloggers that already have 3,000 followers.
My chosen 5 blogs to recieve this award are
Anne http://anne`splace
Heikehttp://heikecard& craftdesign
Jane http://thistlecards
Karen http://kraftykaren`sblogspot
Fionahttp://fionajcards& somuchmore

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Fiona`s Weekly Challenge Sugar Nellie on Face Book

Well here I am again not quite into the groove yet. Have a few cards and bits of jewellery made but haven`t quite made it to the camera. I have quite a few on my mobile phone and until tonight had forgotten where I`d put the box with the download lead for the computer!! Now after a botched job of tryng to download stuff about the phone My husband discovered we didn`t need it all!! Oh the joy`s LOL!!!! Lead connected and photos now down loaded I can now show you my card I have made for Fiona`s challenge over on http://
Hop on over to Fiona`s blog and take a look.
For this challenge I have used the lovely adorable stamp Verity from the house of Sugar. These set of stamps are so delectable.
This is the first time I have coloured in an image from The SN range with my new prisma pencils and I am really pleased with my first effort.
My cards were all from my stock had them so long can`t remember where they all came from!!
To frame Verity I used the majestic embossing board from the Glitter Girls.
Ribbon was from my stash and sentiments from my stock of clear stamp sets.
Other things used from my stash were DST foam pads My trusty pinflair
Pearly doodles, bling and leaf was punched from my leaf punch. Paper flowers were from Hobby Craft and sparkled up using diamond stickles.

Friday, 7 January 2011

New Year and new Challenge.

Hurrah at last my first card of the New Year is completed. My Mojo took a serious walk about at the end of last year. Buried in the snow I think!! LOL!! Glad to say I had a lovely afternoon doing what I love creating cards.

Just had to try out the challenges set by Fiona over at PCP and Gayles challenge at The Sugar Bowl.
For this card I have used
Crafter`s Companion`s Centura pearl
Latte coloured and deep pink coloured card bough from local crat shop. ( The Craft Hoose)
Patterned paper Material Girls.
Sugar Nellie`s Luv a Latte. ( Krista Smith 2010)
Sentiment For all you do. (Stampendous)
Oval cut with oval nestabilities using Cuttlebug and oval embossed using Identz embossing folder Vine#1
Punches used were MS border punch and Stampin up oval scalloped punch.
Embellishments. Ribbon bought at Craft Hoose, Paper flowers from Hero Art and Hobby Craft
Image was coloured in using Promarkers.
From own stash DS tape and pinflair glue.
this morning. I would say it ticks all the right boxes for this challenge too. Hop over and see for yourselves

Thursday, 6 January 2011

A New Year and Hopefully a New Start

Hello to all my fellow bloggers.
I have just been a blog hopping when I came across Heike`s blog and what should I see there but a lovely award for myself and a some other bloggers.
Thankyou Heike for including me in your list I am very honoured xx