Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Sparkles Monthly Challenges Ch# 98 DT Card

Morning peeps.  It  is time once again for another super Challenge to start over at 

My A5 DT Card

Trying to show the Sparkle

Trying to show the depth of the 3D Embossing 

Products Used

3D Embossing Folder - Sparkling Snowflake - Crafter's Companion
Crystallina Sparkelicious Glitter - Chloe's Creative Stamps
Merry Kissmas Sentiment Stamp - Unity Stamps
Cardstock/ Ribbon and Gem are from my stash.

Thank you for looking and do have fun playing the Challenge.

15 Challenges Entered


Monday, 13 November 2017

Hope You Are Not Offended!!!

Hi Folks - I hope this reaches as many of you as possible.  I have a strong suspicion that my Facebook account has been hacked.  I have taken all personal photo's off and really deleted most of my contents on there.  I have changed my password and took it back hopefully to the start and deleted all the different clubs I was linked into as that makes it wide.  I will only be contacting my Stepdaughter and the Salvation Army through it.  I hope no one gets upset.  I will continue through your blogs to make comments.


Sunday, 22 October 2017

It is Official

It is official, I am now a Soldier of the Salvation Army.  I will make this posting very quick as it has been a tiring but very meaningful day for me.  Down below is just two of the hundreds of photos and videos that were taken during the service.  They will appear in the magazine for Salvationists and on the Salvation Army Facebook page and also the Major's Facebook page.  Thank you to everybody for your good wishes and backing in my long journey.

Thank you for looking


Friday, 20 October 2017

Spinning a Yarn

Afternoon peeps.  Not very nice here today but then I suppose it is to be expected.  I just didn't want the weather to get bad until after Sunday when it is my enrolment day.  I didn't want to appear in front of the Major like a drowned rat. Lol!!! 

My card today is made with a stamp from the last I have of the series.  You have seen the other two already.

6 x 6 Scalloped Card

Products Used

Stamp :- Spinning a Yarn - 3474K - Margaret Sherry Collection - Penny Black
Sentiment - H.O.T.P.
Adhesive Fabric - Make & Create - The Works


Sunday, 15 October 2017

Friday, 22 September 2017

Best Birthday Ever

Hi Folks today is the second of my CAS cards made at Craft Club Wednesday night.

6 x 6 Shaped Card

Products Used

Stamps:- Chicky Night - Margaret Sherry Collections 3467K -  Penny Black
Sentiment - Framed Messages - Hero Art
Lace and Bow are from my stash


Thursday, 21 September 2017

You Are Loved

Afternoon peeps.  Popped out earlier to do some shopping and it seemed a little warmer here in Hertfordshire.  Very overcast and looks like rain though.  My card today is one of the CAS cards I made at Craft Club last night.

6 x 6 Scalloped Card

Products Used
 Stamps :- Chicky Work-Out - 3471L - Margaret Sherry Collection - Penny Black
Sentiment:- Unity Stamps
Ribbon and Bow are from mu stash.


Monday, 18 September 2017

James Umbrella

Hi Folks.  Hope you are all well.  I will not give you a weather forecast because I am putting this in draft for another time.

A5 Scalloped Card

Products Used

James Umbrella - Simply Print - L.O.T.V.
Tumbled Glass D.I.
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
X-Cut Small  Round Corner Punch
Die:- Clouds Trio - Die-namics M.F.T.
Digi Sentiment Ticket - Crafty Ann's
Card stock and Music Paper from my stash.


Sunday, 17 September 2017

Saturday, 16 September 2017


Morning Peeps.  Hope you are all well?  My card today was made Wednesday night at the Salvation Army Craft Club.

6 x 6 Card

Products Used

Image;- Simply Print - L.O.T.V.
Die:- From Decorative Edge Set 2 - Desire - Crafter's Companion
Embossing Folder - I think it is a Crafter's Companion one?
Bow/Sentiment and Card Stock are from my stash.


Friday, 15 September 2017

Sparkles Monthly Challenges Ch#96 DT Card

Morning peeps.  I hope you are all well?  It is that time once again for a new Challenge to start over at SPARKLES MONTHLY CHALLENGES

This month the theme is DIECUTS AND/OR PUNCHES

My A5 DT card

Products Used

Stamp set borrowed from my friend Rhona at Salvation Army Craft Club - Flippin' Women - Shopping Lapasha.
D.I. - Tea Dye
Bp's - The Stack - PS-004 -00008 - DCWV
Dies:- Grand Circles LF-114

Grand Scalloped Circles LF-124 - Spellbinders
Punches:- Flower Corner - X-Cut
Hand Held Hole punch - Fiskars
Ribbon and Cardstock from my stash. Playing AG


Thursday, 14 September 2017

Flower Trug

Morning peeps.  Hope you are all well?  My card today is the fourth one that I made at the Salvation Army Craft Day Saturday.

6 x 6 Card

Products Used

Image:- Beautiful Blooms set 27 Art Pad L.O.T.V.
Dies:- Grand Scalloped Ovals - LF111 - Spellbinders
English Country Garden - Arch Edge - Signature - Sara - Crafter's Companion
Embossing Folder:- Wings - Craft Concepts
Lace from my stash.


Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Fairy Wishes - Sky and Scarlet

Morning peeps.  Sunny but windy here at the moment.  My card today is the third one I made on Saturday at the Salvation Army Craft Day.

6 x 6 Card

Products Used

Digi Image:- Fairy Wishes - Sky and Scarlet - Morgans Artworld
Sakura Glitter pen for the wings
Dies:- English Country Garden - Arch Edge - Signature - Sara - Crafter's Companion
Diagonal In and Out Stitched Rectangles - Die-namics - MFT
Bp - Freebie from a Magazine - L.O.T.V. and Nitwit Collections
Flowers and Cardstock from my stash

Thank you for looking,

9 Challenges Entered


Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Christmas Story

Morning peeps.  It is sunny here so far but is supposed to get the high winds and rain back this afternoon just as I go out to Bible Study.

My card today is another one I made at the Salvation Army Craft Day on Saturday.

My 6 x 6 Scalloped Card

Products Used

Stamp:- Christmas Story - HMCR15 - House Mouse Designs - Stampendous
Sentiment:- DB117 - Dawn Bibby Designs with Personal Impressions
Glossy Accents
Scalloped Card Blank from my stash


Monday, 11 September 2017


Afternoon folks.  Hope those of you that are in the path of the terrible hurricanes are all safe and have a home to return to.  We are all praying for you at the Salvation Army.

My card today is done straight on to Kraft card.  Not something I have done too much of. I made four cards on Saturday as we had a Craft Day at the Salvation Army Craft Club.  This is the first of them.

My 6 x 6 Kraft Card

Products Used

Stamps:- Partying - 1445K - Penny Black
Sentiment - Unity Stamps
Gloss Accents
Lace and Kraft Card from my stash.

Thank you for looking.

10 Challenges Entered


Thursday, 7 September 2017

Knit Gift

Afternoon peeps.  Really dull and nasty here this afternoon, hence the AWFUL photo.  I started this at Craft Club last night and finished it off here.  I thought it was time I got out my House Mouse stamps again!!!

7 x 7 Card

Products Used

7 x 7 Kraft Card Blank - Anna Marie Designs
Bp:- Pressed in Time - L.O.T.V. & Raspberry Road Designs
Stamp:- Knit Gift - HMCP12 - House Mouse - Stampendous
Brushed Corduroy - D.I.
Dies:- Diagonal in and Out Stitched Rectangles - dienamics - MFT
Labels One - S4-161 - Spellbinders
Flower:- The Rosevelt Col Eleanor - item# 54389 - Prima Marketing
Acetate from my stash. - Playing AG


Saturday, 2 September 2017

Ring Out the Bells

Yes the 3D Embossing Folders are out again!!!  Sorry to those that are getting bored of them.

A5 Portrait Card Standing

Laying Down

Products Used

3D Embossing Folder - Ring Out the Bells - Crafter's Companion
Sentiment Stamp -  Winter Joy set - Crafter's Companion
Die:- Spellbinders
Pearl Card Stock and Ribbon from my stash


Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Sunday Stroll

Hi peeps.  Hope you are all well.  Guess what, another quick card!!!

My 6 x 6 Card

Products Used

Simply Print Image - Sunday Stroll - L.O.T.V.
Dp:-  Country Gent - Lili of the Valley and Nit Wit Collections
Digi Ticket from Crafty Ann's
Twine and Card Stock from my stash 


Friday, 25 August 2017

James Sunflower

Hi Folks.  Hope you are all well.  I will not give you a weather forecast because I am putting this in draft for another time. UPDATE - IT IS BEAUTIFUL AND SUNNY HERE TODAY, HENCE THE SUNFLOWERS HAVE COME OUT TO PLAY.

                                                                             A5 Card

Products Used

James Sunflower - Simply Print - L.O.T.V.
Ribbon Accent - Anna Marie Designs
X-Cut Small  and Large Round Corner Punch
Die:- Leaves#1 - Little Claire Designs
Digi Sentiment Ticket - Crafty Ann's
Card Stock/BP/Flowers and Ribbon are from my stash.

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Tattoo Day

It has been a very difficult journey for me since my beloved died.  I have done something today that I know he wouldn't approve of and I know my Salvation Army minister's will frown on but I just felt I was getting a message from the Lord that he wanted me to do it.  It has been 14 months since Tony died and I have only just had his inquest on Tuesday.  It is a very long story why it has been so long and I will not bore you with it.

I have today had two tattoos.  

The one for My Beloved.

This is on my rib cage under my bra line on the left hand side.

The one for The Lord

This is obviously along my foot.  Many of you know that I am nearing the end of my course to join the Salvation Army as a Soldier.  I hope that I can be forgiven for doing this by my darling Tony - my  training mentor and the Major.  I felt that these two things have overwhelmed my life the past 14 months.


Friday, 18 August 2017

Heritage Christmas

Hi Folks, Multiple uploaded of quick Christmas cards.  I haven't been able to make some of my 8 x 8 Sparkly cards this year.  I know I have lots more time but I can't see me having the time to do them.  These are the smallest cards that I have made in years.  Tony always loved me to make large cards.

A6 Cards

Products Used 

Dp: - Merry Little Christmas - First Edition
Heritage Christmas - Thick Stickers ( I had to use Pinflair glue as they didn't feel that sticky and also some of the papers are glittered)