Thursday, 29 April 2010

Inspirations from the lovely Kath

Well I hope my crafting friends enjoyed their afternoon yesterday as much as I did playing with all my new Hero Arts stamps and Tim Holtz inks and there's more on the way, great, more fun to look forward too. Now must get back to tidying my sunroom, always make more mess than when I started. It's a lovely sunny day and changed all my cushions and covers so least I have done something in the housework line for a change.

Played with
Hero Arts Dotty Clings so yummy, old letter writing
Tim Holtz Brushed Cordoroy, Vintage Photo
Hero Arts Shadow ink Sand
Penny Black sentiment
Martha Stewart punch
pearls and ribbon from stash

Craftycreations - make your own backing paper

secretcrafter - Distressing

papertakeweeklychallenge - Do something different

aspoonfulofsugar - 3D something

Crafty catz - Spots

Top card was my demo card and bottom was one I made with my friends.



Friday, 23 April 2010

Back to the Future

Morning folks, Hero Arts seem to be the in thing with me at the moment, loving all this playing around with their stamps and using Tim Holts inks. Stamps and inks strewn everywhere, such a messy crafter am I. So next job is to get tidied up, especially as my granddaughter will be making an appearance tomorrow and she makes a bee line for my stash. Not quite ready for handling these big stamps.

 Entering challenges -  back to the future -

Played with
Linen card stock
Hero Arts - Clocks Cling stamp,Old writing flower collage, Old letter writing, Sillhouette spray
Tim Holtz - Brushed Corduroy, Faded jeans, Vintage Photo
Peel offs

Wednesday, 21 April 2010


The saying wash day blues  is certainly with me today. Ropes full and the washing was fairly blowing round the wirly this morning, that is till the rain caught me out. Pouring down and now a limp load of clothes dangling from the lines. Well will have to just dangle, A card to make and has to be done prompto, my son chasing me to get it done today so better do as am told, not something I'm good at doing (like to go with the flo).
Over on the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge Blog the theme for this week is 'A Day Out'. A card for my Neice to give to her father. He's busy having fun days out with his new toy, A blue sports car. Men and their cars! Do they ever grow up?
Over on A Spoon Full of Sugar the challenge is Birthdays

Played with

Funstamsps - Racing Ted
Papers - sorry can't remember
Prisma pencils

Challenge - one for the men

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Penny Black Challenge -Monochromatic Browns

Brrrrrrrrrrrr! so cold here today, winter has returned, hailstones and howling gale, where's my thermals! My card is for the Penny Black Challenge, this week Monochromatic browns is the order of the day. Thanks to Kath for the inspiration she keeps spinning out day after day,( if you haven't found here blog yet, it's a must, but don't blame me for the must haves she keeps using) a lot to learn but really enjoying the learning curve. Kind of shyed away from stamping as am no artist but who needs to be I have learned and if you seen how many I am stashing away in folders and drawers you would never of guessed. Shhhh! just don't let on to Hubby!!

Played with
Hero Arts old letter writing,  silhouette grass
Penny Black butterflies
Tom Holtz inks
Bown twine

Monday, 19 April 2010

Challenging Oneself!

A sunny Monday morning to you out there and no I haven't been beavering away this morning and produced a card. Must say really enjoying this stamping malarky, just wish there was classes out there to give me more confidence and techniques, there's nothing like hands on to get it into my thick skull, memory a bit dull nowadays. Middleage! not going down that road, body maybe, we can't do much about that, well we could but I would rather spend !spend! spend on craft goodies so much more fun don't you think? Well I've certainly been doing that this past few weeks so I better get and try out all these lovely stamps that keep popping through the post.

Been playing with

Hero Arts - old letter writing,
Penny Black - flower & greeting stamps
docrafts - vintage floral stamp
Tim Holds - distress inks
Quixotic - flowers


bye, nnalorac.xx

Rockin Hubby!!

Well I've finally managed a card for Cards for Men Challenge blog, 'FANCY FOLDS' took my time getting round to it but hopefully will be the first of many,not that this is my first man card ever. A bit of luck, had already made the card before checking out blog, Made before my Sister-in-lay asks,usually the day before, am ready for her this year, then again maybe she's shop buying this year, we will soon find out.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Flower Power

Evening folks, been at this card since yesterday late morning, on a go slow and it's already late. Followed a spoonful of sugar's  sketch challenge this week and since I'm on a go slow, hopefully it suits a couple of other challenges at the same time.
No cards for a couple of days. Off sightseeing, stopping off at Balmoral Castle and Tea out on the way home, hope the sun shines for us. Cutie Pie 1 image 2 dies 3 embelishments

have fun
PS  Oh dear, just noticed I missed colouring in flower centre and it's tooooo late, it's in the post. What am I like!

Monday, 12 April 2010

All Rosie Sketch

A Sunny Monday  hi to all.
 A Birthday card for a crafter friend who leaves lovely comments on my blog. Thanks Helen. Hope you enjoyed your afternoon out with us spending as usual on craft goodies, not that I should be buying anything but then I do like a bit of craft shopping therepy, like a kid in a toy shop but with no Mum to say NO you can't have it (yipee).

Played with
Papermania Capsule Collection
Penny Black Cutie
Quixotic flowers, yummy
Craftworks sentiment
Tim Holtz Firebrick Red
Prisma Pencils

fun crafting, nnalora

Friday, 9 April 2010

Goodbye Tension Hello Pension

Oh dear, at it again, making cards at the last minute, never learn! Off to a Retirement party tomorrow night, bought something new to wear so will be RARIN to go ( well I hope I am). This is my card, just have to make an envelope for it.
Used my Cricut for the lettering and stamped and embossed words onto backing card. one for the boys


Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Not a designer paper in sight

Afternoon to you all out there, very windy here, finally shifted the last of the snow and the unplanned pond that appeared in my garden. Hoping to get some crafting done later. Playing about without using papers, kind of lost my way, havent made cards like this for ages. I never plan my cards so love it when they turn out something like!
Used white hammer card, inked with Tim Holtz Vintage Rose (my brayer finally coming to the fore), Cuttlebug folders, stamp from crafty individuals inked with Hero Arts soft sand. Don't know if I need a greeting or not, what do you think?



Monday, 5 April 2010

A Stitch in Time

No I haven't been busy producing cards for my blog today, made this last week  and couldn't make it fit a challenge but have found a couple tonight while blog hopping  Next challenge was finding it on my Laptop. I am semi organized with Files and Folders but can never remember my quirky names I file them under even search has difficulty sometimes.
Digi image from Top Toppers Shop



Handmade Flower

Morning folks, card for no particular occasion, just having a play about with my Hero Arts stamp and Shadow inks.

Challenge Make your own flowers Nature

Friday, 2 April 2010

By The Cute And Girly April Challenge

Hi everyone
My 1st DT challenge project "Fairytales" over on by the cute and girly and yes I'm late in posting, not a good start but we can never control the weather. Stormy here on Wednesday of this week, snow and high winds battered the N.E.of Scotland and brought everything around us to a halt. Power lines down Wednesday afternoon and have just been reconnected late this evening. Back to coal fires and candlelight and winter woolies in bed, forgot how cold upstairs could be without heating, brrrrrrrrrrrrr!
Onto this months challenge, look forward to seeing your creations, so much fairytale products out there, gorgeous stamps and decoupage just to mention two. I'm really a cardmaker nowadays but since it's a blog for all kinds of crafts thought I would have a change, long time since I did some dressmaking!

My first project is my fairy from our Christmas tree. She is older than me, better keep her age quiet then! Didn't pack her away this year, thinking I would redress her and along came this challenge, would have probably been left otherwise till the week before next Christmas knowing me.

My second project "A Fairytale Wedding" letter book has been used as a Bridal favour, handed over by my granddaughter Naomi to the bride. My first attempt using my Cricut to cut out the book 


Not playing about with these pics any longer, minds of there own so leaving well alone.
 Looking forward to popping in by your blogs and seeing your creations. Have fun. hugs nnalorac.xx


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