Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Just Magnolia challenge

Hi, hope you are having a good day. It's very warm here but unfortunately not the lovely sunshine they've got at Wimbledon. Never mind I've had quite a good day so far. The grandchildren stayed over last night so had them to sort out first thing, but they behaved and Jessica even managed to make a couple of cards before school. Now's that's keen! Anyway when they'd gone, did a bit of the dreaded housework and then John and myself went out for lunch at the local garden centre. It's a lovely garden centre but to be honest I think the cafe does the most trade as it's very good value for money. You should see the cake counter, yum yum. I did not secumb however, oh OK I did buy sweeties from the old fashioned sweet shop in there but they were medicinal, mints. Since we got back home I've been crafting in my very untidy craft room (that's Jessica for ya!) so I think before I do any more I'm gonna have to have a tidy up.

Right then, this is my creation for this weeks challenge over at Just Magnolia. If you haven't checked this blog out may I suggest you take a look 'cause the DT cards are wonderful and great inspiration.


  • Card base Bazzil Bling

  • Paper Tutti Frutti by Crafts House

  • Image Tilda coloured with Cosmic shimmers and whispers

  • Nesties

  • White border by Craftwork Cards shaded with Worn Lipstick Distress ink layered onto a lace adhesive border.

  • Sentiment Craftwork Cards

  • Ribbon, flowers and gems from stash.

Not entirely happy with this but it's done so decided to go with it anyway.

Thanks for visiting,

Have fun

Hugs Pat xx

Sunday, 28 June 2009

Tutorial for springy card insert as requested

Hi there, hope you are all having a good weekend.
Ildiko asked how I'd created the inside of one of the cards I made for the launch of Popcorn the Bear and I've finally got around to doing some instructions, sorry for the delay Ildiko!
Just click on the image and you will be able to read it better and print it off.

On this card I aligned the insert to the fold of the card on the original I placed it away from the fold and it gives a slightly different effect.

Well I hope you are able to follow these instructions and that I haven't made what is quite a simple technique into something which seems more complicated. I'm new to this tutorial business but 'praps I'll get better with practice!! If you're not sure of anything just shout.

Hugs, Pat xx

Friday, 26 June 2009

Fancied a change

Hi there, well I hope you like the changes I've made, thought I would like a different layout , less fussy and a bigger area for the posts. I will probably tweek it a bit more as I go. No cards today but hopefully I'll have a something to show you tomorrow when I've made my creation for the Just Magnolia challenge.
Better get off to bed now but how much sleep I'll get I don't know as the old joints are paining me today and the painkillers don't seem to have worked.
Well goodnight catch you tomorrow.
Love Pat xx

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Colour Create challenge- Pistachio, aqua, powder pink

Hi there, well I'm on the ball again and got the challenge done 1st day. Trying not to get behind as I have been lately.
The colours for the CC challenge this week are Pistachio, aqua and powder pink with the option of using buttons. The DT have created some wonderful cards.
Not too sure whether my colours are quite right but I tried, honest.

The stamp is a Sugar Nellie Lola coloured with Whispers and cut out with a nestie. If I remember correctly the paper is Dovecraft retro flowers, The border was cut using Xcut border system. The buttons are layered onto small punched daisies, the ribbon is from stash as is the little heart. The sentiment is computer generated.
Thanks for visiting,
Love, Pat xx

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Tuesday Taggers

Hope you've all had a good day enjoying the lovely sunshine, hope it lasts for a while. We took advantage of the lovely weather and had a ride out to Stourport on Severn which is about an hours drive away. John and I took my mum with us and she really enjoyed the visit because she hadn't been there for a good few years.

Hope you've watched the Launch of Popcorn the Bear tonight. What do you think? Cute or what?

Now onto my creation for the Tuesday Taggers challenge. This week the challenge is to use as many stamps as possible. I managed to use 4 different stamps and two of them more than once.I stamped a leaf design several times onto the base card with Versamark and then brushed over Perfect Pearls. The floral design was stamped a few times and embossed with clear powder and coloured with Whispers. The background of this section was roughly washed with Perfect pearls and layered onto gold Mirri card. The girl image is from Pink Gem designs and has been coloured with the Perfect Pearls together with Whispers, the edges distressed with Perfect Pearls and then layered onto gold Mirri card. The flower is stamped and coloured with Whispers. The sentiment is computer generated and the ribbon is from stash.
Thanks for popping by and I'd love to hear what you think of this card and also what you think of the gorgeous Popcorn.
Love Pat xx

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Only one day to go.

Not long to go now for the Launch of Popcorn the Bear. Hope you've enjoyed checking out the cards on the CC website and on the DT blogs, Jackie and Nicki have also posted some cards for inspiration.

Wednesday 9pm Create & Craft & Ideal World - Sara launches Popcorn the Bear.Enjoy the show

Love Pat xx

And there's more...

The inside

More Popcorn the Bear cards.

Front with aperture 1st inside layer
2nd inside layer

Monday, 22 June 2009

Popcorn the Bear Cards

These are some of the cards that I have made for Sara at Crafters Companion for the launch of the new and absolutely fantastic Popcorn the Bear CD and rubber stamp collection. You might also want to check out the gallery on the CC site and see what the fantastic DT members have created. Don't forget to watch the launch as pick of the day on Ideal World and Create and Craft Wednesday at 9pm

The inside

The top card opens to reveal pop put swirls like the other card but I haven't posted the pic because it's black glitter paper and doessn't show up too good on the photo.
I'll post some more later.
I can't wait for the show tomorrow,
Love, Pat xx

Popcorn the Bear

Just want to let you know about the fantastic new Stamp and CD release from Crafters Companion of a fabulous character POPCORN THE BEAR. The CD and Stamps will be launched on Ideal World and Create and Craft at 9pm on Wednesday 24th.

The collection consists of 3 CD's Birthday, Floral and Mens and there are also co-ordinating stamp sets. This really is the most fantastic set and such a dream to work with. Definately one to add to your collection.
If you'd like to see a sneak preview visit Jacqui (Catswhiskers) or check out the CC website.
Tomorrow I'll be posting some of the card samples I've created for the launch so don't forget to pop back and take a look.
Pat xx

Tuesday Taggers in the nick of time.

I'm at it again, leaving things till the last minute but I was determined to do this challenge this week and have just about made it in time.
The paper and small images are from the Crafters Companion Mens CD and the large car is a stamp from the CC Mens rubber stamp set coloured with Distress ink and matted onto card coloured with Cosmic Shimmer sprays.

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Whiff of Joy challenge.

I'm trying to get myself back in the challenge routine and to start I've made a little creation for the WOJ challenge which this week is to include paper piecing on your card. I love this technique, although with the arthritus in the fingers (poor old sole!!) I don't find it quite so easy as I did. The DT have come up with some gorgeous and very inspirational designs so can I suggest that you go and check them out, you wont be disappointed.

Base card Bazzill bling

DP Basic Grey Sugared and the pink panel and paper pieceing from Cute Companions CD

Flowers, ribbon and gems from stash.

New baby card

Good morning and happy Fathers Day to all the Dads out there. We are off out to lunch to day with the family which will be nice. That's twice in 5 days we been dining out so I think there'll have to be some extra sessions on the Wii Fit.

This little card is one I made for the birth of my cousin's first Grandson William. She has 5 Granddaughters so they are thrilled to have a boy and his Dad is no longer outnumbered by his 2 sisters and 5 neices.

Stamps - Crafters Companion Cute Companions coloured with pearl paints and the edges distressed with faded jeans distress ink. The ribbon and buttons are from stash

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Simon Says

Just a quick post to let you know about the very generous Saturday offer by Simon Says. They are giving away a gorgeous Tilda stamp. To be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize pop over to Bev's to check out the gorgeous card she's made using the stamp and to find out how to enter.

Pat xx

Friday, 19 June 2009

I am still here

Thought I'd better pop on and let you know that I am still around. I haven't gone off to the Seychelles or anything like that, unfortuately, just been busy,busy,busy. Today I've been tidying and reorganising the craft room as it was in such a mess. I am a very messy, no I should say untidy crafter but now I've got it sorted I can start all over again, if I can find anything that is.
Well better go and sort out something for dinner, might catch you later.
Hugs, Pat xx

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Just a quick hello

Hi there, sorry I've no creations to post today. I have been busy though and will let you see what I've been up to next week.

Well I've had a great week for bargains and I do love a bargain. Firstly I bought a Kaliko top reduced from £49.99 to £9.99 minus VAT reduction, I shall be wearing it tonight when I go out with my old workmates. no, no they're not that old (just incase they check out this post) they are mates I used to work with. Then yesterday I got some craft stuff half price. 9 bottles of glitter glue for £4.50, some Perfect pearls £8.50 and 3 rubber stamps 49p each. whoo hoo! Today it was clothes again. I got 3 hooded tops £2 each and a gorgeous chiffony type top £8. Poor John got nothing, well I did ask him if he wanted anything and he said no,so I don't feel guilty.

Congratulations to Yvonne for winning Jacqui's mini candy, a WOJ Womens Delight stamp which are released on 14th. If you've not seen them yet check out Jackie or Bevs blog for a sneak preview. They are gorgeous.
Well better go and sort some dinner out for John before I go out with the girls. Don't worry I wont drink too much as I'm driving, shame.
Hugs, Pat xx

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Whiff of Joy candy

WOJ have a new collection "Womens Delight" released 14th June. The DT are giving us a sneak preview so why not pop over to Bev's and check out the cards and find out how you can win the new stamps. Jacqui and the rest of the DT will also be offering candy for the new release. These new stamps look absolutely delish!

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Just Magnolia

This is the fabulous sketch for the Just Magnolia challenge this week and the DT have come up with some fabulous creations Here's mine.

The papers are from Crafters Companion luxury envelope pack. Tilda has been coloured with whispers although the colours aren't showing up too well on the pic. The flowers are flora doodles. the ribbon and gems are from stash.
Thanks for visiting me I really appreciate it and if you would like to leave a comments then I'll be able to return the compliment.
Love, Pat xx

Colour Create challenge

Hi there, hope you've all had a good day. I managed to get the Colour Create challenge card made today. This weeks it's colours of the rainbow with the option of creating a scene. Not sure that I've fulfilled the scene part but I've tried to incorporate the colours.
I've used two papers from the Dovecraft retro flowers pack , the stamp is by Little Claire coloured with Sakura stardust pens. The dangling sun and daisy brad from stash.

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Blog award

I received this Award from Nicki & Yvonne , two great blogging mates, thank you both very much! The Rules that go with this lovely award are to:A) Thank the person that gave it to you.B) List 10 Honest things about yourself.

Here we go:-
  1. I've been married to John for 40 years in December, so I really do deserve an award(only joking!)

  2. I have a daughter Justine,a son Jonathan and two gorgeous grandchilren Jessica who is 9 and Elliot who will be 6 next Saturday.

  3. My favourite colour is purple.

  4. I am a big Cliff Richard fan (please keep your comments to yourself LOL!)

  5. I am a proud member of Crafters Companion D T.
  6. My very favourite craft expert has to be Jayne Nestorenko.

  7. I am trying to keep fit with my Nintendo Wii fit but am finding it difficult to fit in between cardmaking and crafting.

  8. I like to knit,sew and, crochet but haven't done much lately.

  9. I hate ironing!!!!

  10. I love chocolate and puddings, yum yum

C) Put the Honest Scrap Logo on my blog - its at the top of this post.

D) Select 7 other bloggers that you think deserve this award and to be honest I hate this part as I find it so difficult to choose between all the fantastic bloggers out there. Well here goes:-

  1. Jacqui

  2. Linda

  3. Lyndsey

  4. Tina
  5. Michelle
  6. Anne

  7. Janet

Saturday, 6 June 2009


Hi all, what an awful day,. Was woken early by my son who was leaving is car at our house while he goes on a boys day out at the races (propably end up pub!). He was running late and it's pouring with rain so being the kind and caring mother that I am (some might say stupid) I gave him a lift to get the minibus. Bleary eyed dishevelled hair, what a sight no not Jonathan that was me!.

Anyway when I got back remembered I hadn't done Wendy's sketch so dashed to the craft room and made this card in 5mins flat. Thank goodness for Stick and Stay (Crafters Companion). Must admit I already had the Sarah Kay image coloured with H2O's so it was just cut and stick. The paper is Papermania and the pearls from stash.

Right I'm relaxing now with a cup of tea contemplating what's next on this merry go round called life. I think I'll forget the ironing, but I must do some food shopping, perhaps do a detour via a craft store, then what? I know a bit of crafting, good idea or what?

Hope you have a good weekend even thought the weathers c*** and thanks for stopping by. Might catch you later.

Hugs, Pat xx

Thursday, 4 June 2009

I'm back

You may think from the title that I've been away, but no such luck. I haven't been able to spend much time on the puter due to a Migraine, nothing too severe but enough that I can't take the glare of the screen and my concentration levels have been zero. Still not completely over it but getting there enough to get crafting again. Sound a right windger don't I but I'm not after sympathy just wanted to put you in the picture just incase you missed me aarrhh!

Right back to the plot. The Tuesday Taggers challenge this week is to create a work of art from rubbish you would throw away. If you would like to join in and need some inspiration why not pop over and check out what the DT have come up with. You'll be impressed.

Well here's mine. Before

The tag which has a flap back & front was transformed into a little post it note booklet. I wouldn't really call it a "work of art" as requested for the challenge but it's made something fuctional and pretty from something ready for the recycling bin.

I covered the outside with an odd piece of paper printed from the Crafters Companions papercrafts CD and lined the inside with gold mirri board. The stamp is one which was free on a magazine , cut with a nestie and coloured (not too well) with whispers and a gold pen. The ribbons and pearls from stash.

Well that's it for now. I've still got Wendy's challenge and the Colour Create (Don't forget has now changed to Thursday) , I've also got a project to get done but I'll try and get back soon.

Hugs, Pat xx