Saturday, 30 March 2013

Happy Easter

I know I've been a little quiet lately but I have been busy gathering for my simply Betty Spring swap,  Betty gave us a free image to use for our swap which I'm looking forward to sharing with you on the blog hop at the end of April. My partner is Wendy Billings and I've had so much fun gathering goodies for her which my lovely BF has taken to the post office for me this morning :-) Wendy was super organised and my parcel arrived the other day but I didn't want to open it until I send hers, watch this space for the blog hop where you can see everyone's spring swap goodies. Check out Wendy's blog, shes super talented and she has a doggy too call Jazz Jazzy doodle designs

Happy Easter from Miss Maggie and I


Thursday, 14 March 2013

First St. Paddys day card

This saucy little Irish girl was a very generous freebie from the stamping chef  on the condition she was made into a card for St. Patrick's day.

She was so much fun to colour with my promarkers and I wanted to make her the main focus of my card. I made the frame using my cameo silhouette (frame purchased from the silhouette store) and some green glitter card, it was so easy to do and took a matter of minutes. To finish off the card I used a very lightly patterned green paper (after some hunting in my stash-I really must sort my paper out) for the background and coloured some white card candi with my gold promarker to match the coins in her hat.

Over all I'm happy with how the card turned out and am going to pop it into the post today to a dear friend (thankfully its not a bank holiday on Monday in England or it would have been late!)

I'd like to enter the following challenges please:- this challenge is called Sham-rock around the clock, love it :-)

Here is Miss Maggie enjoying Crufts last week 

An Irish Blessing

May you always have walls for the winds,
a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire,
laughter to cheer you, those you love near you,
and all your heart might desire.

Happy St Patricks Day xox

Friday, 8 March 2013

I got nominated for the Liebster award :-)

I cant believe I got my first top 3 in a blog challenge, and it was in the wonderful digi galore challenge with the valentines card I made for Chris this year. So over the moon :-)

The lovely Mandy from Alys Den (cardz-by-mandz) has nominated me (and Maggie) for the Liebster award for new blogs, shes such a sweetheart and I cant believe out of all the many blogs she choice mine. Thank you Mandy xox

For those who don't know what the Liebster Award is, here is some information.

This award was designed to be a blog award in the pay it forward fashion. once you've been nominated, you award it to blogs that you like that have fewer than 200 followers, to encourage new visitors to visit these blogs. 

Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog. Post the award onto your blog. give the award to five bloggers who you appreciate that have fewer than 200 followers. leave a comment on their blog letting them know that you have given them this awesome award!

Here are my Five Nominees....
Louise @

Chris @
Julie @

Pauline @

and I love Mandz blog so Im hope I'm allowed to add her as my 5th person @

Thanks again Mandy and good luck xox

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Maggie Bubbles

This was too funny not too blog, my boyfriend has the cold so to cheer him up I thought I'd cook a roast chicken dinner (I know during the week too), well Miss Maggie was beside herself to get to the chicken and thankfully I managed to save it and it was scrummy (she even tried to get into the oven!!! )

Anyway the dish I cooked it in was in the sink filled with washing up liquid and hot water, I came back in to find Miss Maggie eating the bubbles. I know I should have told her off but had to take a photo first :-)

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

A very un-easter easter card

A very un-easter easter card

I made this card for the Simply Betty February challenge using her lovely free image, we had to choose between a boy and a girl without seeing them first, I let my boyfriend choose and of course he choose the boy (definitely not my usual style). The one condition of the challenge was that no pastel colours were allowed, as soon as I read this I decided to give sepia a go. I had found a promarker tutorial in an old issue of a card making magazine just a few days before, it didn't turn out as I intended, but for a first attempt I'm very happy. After seeing all the amazing entries for the challenge I knew I wouldn't have a hope in winning so just had fun playing.

For the card I coloured the image with promarkers, the patterned paper is cosmo cricket and the ribbon is citrus strip from Anitas. I had fun experimenting with my new sillhoutte cameo which I used to make the eggs, tags and title, all finished off with a card candi and diamond glaze for some depth.

I'd also like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Miss Maggie

For those of you who like to hear about Miss Maggie, here she is not helping me wash the car. So many people came to say hello to her I think it took me twice as long to get the car clean, its so nice to see the sun starting to make an appearance and the neighbours certainly got quite the welcome home (pet me, fuss me please)

If you thought the last bone was big this is even bigger (he spoils her but at least its lasting more than a few hours)

And my very very favourite photo, shes so elegant and lovely (I know I'm biases)

Thanks for popping by and I really do appreciate your feedback and comments xox