Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Shame on me!!

So I've reached a decision after yet another late post it's obvious that there's just not enough hours in the day to fit a blog post in so as you may see by my lil link at the side I'm going down the "blogging without obligation" route lol it doesn't mean I'm only gonna post once a month lol but it does mean that if i don't get enough time to post that i don't have to beat my self up over it which is exactly what I've been doing. So no longer will you see me write "be back tomorrow" it'll be I'll get here when i get here! I am setting my target at twice a week at the very least.
                     So without further ado here's some cards, these are still ones that i entered into the SCS these are the last ones from January though lol then it's going to be February's cards after today, I'm also going mad to enter some challenges like i used to but I'm still working on organising my craft stuff (it's a never ending job!) as soon as i have finished cataloguing my stamps I'll get cracking but i know if i start the cards now I'll still be organising this time 2020 lol
                   Both cards are for SCS AOCC the first is a 60th birthday card I've used brown and cream card i kinda went a bit vintage but not over the top with it, the papers are K&Co and I've inked around the edges, the brown paper the flowers are matted onto is from a pad that i bought when i very first stated card making it's a chunky pad with different plain papers and it was a bogof! I love this brown one it has a lovely grainy texture, i cut them down and used a corner punch and eyelets to create tabs. I added some brown polka dot ribbon and some pretty roses, a border punch and a die cut heart that i dry embossed and then inked over and then a printed sentiment (which i hate adding sometimes it's nice just to leave them sentiment free)
                  The next one is an engagement one, I've used black and white as it's always so dramatic but classy looking, the card base is Black then mounted onto white, then I've scored diagonal lines on some black pearlescent paper added a couple of gems to that then used a Prima background stamp and then cut them out using a heart die again adding a couple of gems to those. My faithful MS border Punch came out again, added some thick white satin ribbon, a puffy bow, black button and yet more gems! Then cut the sentiment out with oval nesties and mounted it used some sticky squares and then guess what.........i added more gems lol This went down a treat which i was pretty pleased about! Hope you guys like them...please leave a comment i love to read them good or bad and I'll be back during the week. Big hugs xxxxxx

Wednesday, 13 February 2013


Ok so i know i said i'd be back the next day to post more cards but OMG this week has been a nightmare, can we say drama that involves teens? Yup it's been that kinda a week but i'm not gonna bore you guys with it!!
                  I wanna say a massive thanks to those who took the time to comment i was so worried that no-one would even pay any attention to my blog as i'd abandoned it for sooo long but i was surprised to see ANY comments, so thank you so much it meant the world to me.
                   Now onto cards these are 2 more i've made for SCS, this first one is for the CCC13 and we had to use non traditional colours... well these colours are definatley non traditional, the stamp is holly and it was one i found at the bottom of my stamp drawer, i must of had it years but don't remember where i got it from. I stamped it in versamark black but decided not to colour it, i used green gingham dp and a yellow swirl die cut, some nesties, dusky green organza ribbon and green gems. The picture is blurry but think that was because i photographed it at night, so sorry about the quality.

                 The next one is for the SCS AOCC13 this challenge is gonna help me so much i can stock up on the cards i need for the year woo hoo. I'm forever rushing around at the last minute trying to make cards for someone's birthday etc so this year i figured i'd stock up, only trouble is as i'm making them i'm sending them out lol our family is massive AND the kids always need something for a friend but at least i'm not panicking! This one's a vintage one (yep i lurve vintage!) and i like this (don't pass out lol) this is another generic stamp bought on Evilbay years ago and as much as i love it i never ink it up, i always forget i have it. I stamped it with Tim Holtz vintage photo, added some sponging so it blended onto the background better, it's mounted onto Burgandy card the DP is from K&Co those guys have vintage paper down to a fine art and are my favorite for vintage papers. I bought the italian braiding from that evil place and yeah it's one of my favourite places to shop! There's a little adhesive scalloped border just underneath that was sent to me in a swap, then i've punched two layers of MS doily border and under them added some really beautiful delicate lace. I then added a printed sentiment that was also sponged. I added roses and leaves, a gold corner and finished it off with some pearls. I then made a matching box and that was it all done!  I really hope you like it, i know i do but then i am biased! Please leave a comment even if it's constructive critisim i'll happily take it on board, I'll be back tomorrow to post more (definatley lol) hmmm thinking of locking the teens in a room for a that legal?  ;)Take care and Big Hugs xxxxx

Friday, 8 February 2013

Yay a new card!!

Ok ok i know it's taking ages to sort my blog i've been soooo busy but i'm still making cards, yay!!! I'm still mad at myself for deleting most of my posts so guess i'll have to kinda start again, there are some posts but not many, i'm still working on my blog to be fair i'm just being a fussy mare i can't make my mind up which design i want and i'm trying to figure out how to centre my blog title on a header lol. I have entered myself in some challenges on Splitcoast i'm doing the All occasions 2013 and the Christmas card challenge 2013, so not only has it perked up my mojo but all my christmas cards and all occasion cards will be done for the cool is that? And i'm enjoying it, it's helping me forget about the stressy crap we're dealing with and giving his lordship free reign of the TV without out me complaining bout all the silly cop shows he watches! Mind you could be worse he could be into footie too! hee hee.
      Anyway i suppose i'd best show you a couple of cards eh? well these are ones done for my SCS challenges The first one is a new baby one (yep my most popular order) the image is printed as well as the sentiment, i've used my nestie labels to cut and mount the image, used my ever faithful MS doily border punch, sissix heart die and photo corner die, Marianne swirl die, roses, pearls, a lil bit of pink ribbon and a wee embellie. I've edged the sides with some versamagic,sadly thats the only bit of stamping on it but it looks ok all the same.

The next one is a christmas card using one of my fave Penny Black stamps it's "Hand Posted" it's been watercoloured the papers are printed i've used some gorgeous pale blue polka dotted ribbon and adhered a fabric snowflake to it, i've stamped a sentiment in red ink and added some stickles to the snowflakes...of course lol. I like it kinda......well it wouldn't be like me to actually like one of my cards i'm really critical of my own stuff much to my tribe's annoyance, i tend to make a card, go in and show them saying "look what i made..............i don't like it" lol while they're sitting telling me it's lovely...ahhh crafters!!
             Anyway i'll come back and post a couple more tomorrow, please leave me a comment i do love them and i'll know you've stuck with me. Oh and don't be alarmed if my blog keeps changing i'm determined to find the one that makes me go "wow" Hugs to you all xxxx

Wednesday, 19 September 2012


Grrr is right in my attempts to fluff up my blog with a swanky (i hope) new design i've deleted posts sadly i have a ton of things going on at home at the minute so really don't have the time or patience to go through the hell of recovering them so we'll start afresh from here in the next two days i'll be posting some cards Yayy!!! lol hopefully a few of you will pop by to see them, love and hugs

Monday, 20 July 2009


Well what a mad 24 hrs it's been here, My eldest Chloe's Boyfriend has had a real bad cold for 2 days, his friends have had it longer. Chloe phoned me last night on her mobile asking what the symptoms of Swine Flu were. Straight away my tummy knotted but i told her and she said she'd phone me back. One of her friends had been quite poorly and they were getting a bit worried and wanted some advice, for some reason because i'm an ex nurse they all come to me. The day before another friend of hers had came round for advice on athlete's foot!!! Anyway she came home shortly after saying that her friend had been taken into hospital. And they confrmed it was in fact swine flu. Now we have a major major problem with this, Chloe (17) is very sick and always has been since birth. She was born with a very serious heart defect, at 3 1/2 she had her 1st open heart surgery, they truly didn't think she'd make it through the surgery but bieng the fighter she is she did. Sadly the op was unsuccesfull and the damage they had tried to repair became even worse. We kept her going on meds for as long as possible then at 13 she has whats called a Ross procedure which means they removed her Aorta and pulmonary valve, from the pulmonary they made her a new Aorta then replaced her Pulmonary with a Homo Graph (Donated valve) This op was a breakthrough for Chloe's case which is very rare. It should have given us 15-20 yrs untill th next op ...but it didn't work. Each 6-12 months we're told it will be a bit sooner and each yr it's worse. At the moment she has (in easy terms for you lol) a hole in her Aorta, Leaking from the Aorta , a Hole in her Pulmonary valve with (obviously)a leak, her heart rate is erratic, and the left side of her heart is twice it's normal size. She also has a narrowing in both valves making her heart work much much harder to pump blood through.So as you can imagine any illness can cause major problems if not be fatal. We have been so careful and extra vigilant regarding the Swine Flu. Her boyfriend called his GP this morning and they haven't confirmed if he has it yet trouble is there's another flu going around the Village and we've all been warned that as it's a particlarly nasty one it can be fatal to anyone with a serious health condition. At the moment we have 3 confirmed and 5 possible sufferers and Chloe is close to all of them. We called our GP immediatly, she contacted colleages and Chloe's specialist and they have quarantined her for 7 days, and surprisingly given her Tamiflu. Now i'm mixed on this as the medication has been withdrawn as a precaution here meaning if you have been in contact with someone who's contracted the virus they no longer get the meds as a precaution, which i think is terrible but it's my baby! So it could possibly save her life but i feel for all the people who won't get it. Anyway so far Chloe's ok she has a bit of a groggy throat but if she has it developing the drugs will (please god) nip it in the bud. In our families eyes this is the worst possible scenario of all the family Chloe is the sickest and whenever we've watched reports on the TV our first words are please not Chloe! So sorry this has been such a long drawn out post, and sorry there's no card hopefully i'll get an hr tomorrow but the phone's not stopped ringing lol People sending wishes even neighbours sending love, so it's been a wee bit stressful as you can imagine. Hopefully i'll have better news tomorrow. If praying is a habit your in then please say one for Chloe and every other vulnerable person out there, i'm away to get some rest now all the kids are sleeping! Nite nite all, hugs, Tash xxxx

Sunday, 19 July 2009


Hello my luvlies! Hope your all well, i'm just popping on for 5 mins to post this card, i've combined it for 3 challenges again figured at least that way i could enter the challenges i want or i'd never have time just making one for each challenge.
Anyway i'm getting glances from the DH as he's starving and i've gotta get dinner dished up *tut*

This card is for: Spoonful of sugar, the sketch was a lovely one to work with.
Simon says: who wanted summer fruits
Our Creative Corner: Who wanted 3 embellishments (easy lol)
The papers are digi and i luurve them lol, i couldn't decide on cherries, strawberries, melon mmmmm all lush lol You can use summer fruit colours but i wanted to use actual images etc.
The Tilda image is as usual watercolured (i will get all those pesky copics one day!) Some green pearls, brads, lush flowers, Lemon grosgrain ribbon to sit Tilda on. And a cute strawberry charm which i've fallen in love with and have just ordered more hee. Hope you all like it and don't forget to leave a comment you know i love em, Hugs, Tash xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Whiff of Joy/Elisabeth Bell Candy

Katharina is giving away the new Whiff of Joy/Elisabeth Bell Fall kit as candy, these stamps have not been revealed yet, there's a mixed bag of character, background and sentiment stamps. This is an amazing candy and you shouls all check it out, But for those who don't win the new kit or don't enter the new kit is available for pre order untill August 7th just click on the banner on my side bar to take you to the page,Wishing you all luck! You can find Katharina's blog Here