Friday, 2 October 2009

challenge 11 incy wincy blog

My autumn card for Heathers challenge 11 on incy wincy blog

Thursday, 1 October 2009

October already

Where has September gone I seemed to blink my eyes and October is here, this is the month to do my christmas cake and make a huge effort to start my christmas cards which this year is odd as I usually make 10 a month starting January, but that didnt happen.
I also want to make a start on christmas presents.
We are also having a community day in Nairn and we have been given a table to show what we do at the craft club and also sell some items. thats the 21st November.
So all in all a busy month.

This is a card I did for Heather, I stamped a self coloured flower onto printed card the same colours and it worked very well

Sunday, 20 September 2009


I would also like to wish my friends, Melissa, Jackie,Morag and Brenda luck with their new venture on saturday, they are opening their own CRAFT SHOP in CARLISLE Arch 6 Viaduct estate road. The grand opening in this saturday where they are having allsorts of goodies, and freebies. If your close to that area please make a visit as they know their craft stuff.

I was going to a housewarming party last night and realised I hadnt made a card so I had seen this done by one of the ladies that come to our craft club so although I have to work on the measurements for a 1st attempt im quite happy they were very impressed.

I made this card for a dear friend who has just had an operation, Its 3 layer decoupage and I used the easiscore board for the wavey line. cut out tags free hand and I love to add corners.

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Well I have been doing another wedding card and once again I chose a bookatrix, I do like doing them they always come out just the way you want them, I have scanned this one in to see if it gives a better picture than the camera. MMMmmmmmm not sure the jury is out on that one.
I have chosen cream and gold as i dont know the colours of the wedding with coral h20s to highlight the flowers. there is detail on each page a verse, hearts, wedding rings, 2 roses, and whats on the front. The ribbon I got from a friend in a swap which is gorgous and sets the card off just right.

Friday, 4 September 2009

finished parchment card

Well heres my finished parchment card, i have to say I am delighted with it and hope my friend it to. she will be getting it tomorrow.
I printed off the happy birthday wishes and her name on the computer and used the silver tinta ink and traced it then whenthat was dried i embossed it from the back and used brads to attach them.

Friday, 28 August 2009

Well I have been a wee bit busy playing in the craft room, Im not sleeping great as usual so spending my nights quietly crafting, so the noisy things like heat embossing has to wait for the morning.
Today has also been a stressfull day as someone decided to drive into the side of my car, she pulled out as I was going past her, she didnt see my big volvo!!!!uuuuuuggggggggg!!!!!
One of the girls at works birthday is tomorrow so I did a quick decoupage card as wehadan indian carryout at lunch time as she was at work manning the phones. its linen effect orange and cream card, and I used a fiskars border punch, i love the quick ones.

This is a parchment card I have been working on for the last week , I decied to go for something challenging and have learnt alot through doing it. There is alot of work in it. I have still to finish the card and will post the end product this week coming.
This is a Bookatrix card for a wedding its ruby/burgandy/cream and gold. I know these are the colours for the wedding, each page has either a verse or a peeloff with some romantic theme. it has worked out well i think.
I also made the box for it the top has the same ruby bow on it.

I have entered this bookatrix to the colour create challenge 26 ruby cream & gold.

Saturday, 22 August 2009

new card

Hi, this is my newest card that i have done in whitework and parchment, I also used gold tinta ink for the first time, once again its not perfect but then its homemade.
tell me what you think please.
sorry for the quality of photos my son has just told me im too close.

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Another go at downloading 18th Aug

Well this is the card I decided to make for a lovely lady that comes to the craft club, she does parchment so I thought I would shock her by trying is grid number 2, so I took it on holiday with me and sat in the hotel livingroom embossing and pricking all evening whilst chatting to some people from cumbria we were staying at the Overscaig hotel up the west coast what a beautiful hotel and the food was fab. Anyway this is what I came up with after deciding what shape I wanted and where what went I am happy with it as another out of my comfort zone card. She was delighted with it. the daisies were embossed and shaded .

Well I managed to down load, this card was one hubby asked for and he needed it in the post then, you know the kind can you make me a card but i want it now, anyway I managed it and I painted the flowers with H20s which I love as they dry so quickly.

Tuesday 18th August.

Well folks sorry I was going to download some photos but it won't connect to the upload so I will try again tomorrow night. I will also give you all an update on what I've been up to.

Sunday, 9 August 2009

just a practice run

Well I bought parchment goodies from a friend and decided to have a play here is my attempt at white work, shading the frame is a seperate sheet and the first time have used the scissors to do cutting, by no means perfect but im having a go.
I am well delighted with my card, I added the corners as I used 3d dots and sillicone to stick down and found out no thats not what you use. oh well will find out what your meant to use.

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Hi folks, oh well I havent had a chance to do much crafting at all lately with th church summer club on last week which is a full time job but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Nairn as a whole took ownership of the summer club this year and we did a grand job. It was Fab. you can have a look on the link you can see what we have been up to.
In the afternoon then we have a craft session for the older kids and some join in the sports afternoon. this is the watch we made I love it, it is made from safety pins just beautiful and it goes with everything. mine is multi coloured, Deas is orange and gold.
Sorry about the photo its not a good one but camera not very good just now.

I will get back into crafting jus had so much to do, we had to get fencing to do the back garden as our new neighbours took the lylandau 10ft trees down so busy in the garden now.

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Wednesday 29th July 2009

Hi folks well what a busy time I've been having.......................I really have been enjoying myself in one way but in another its been sad. My friends mum died which was sudden and a shock, this obviously meant my friend would have to come back from Australia which yes she and her hubby did. I went over to visit on the Tuesday night before the funeral we cried and laughed as you do because of stories told. The funeral went very well with my friends dad taking the reins at the church as he is the officer so it was hoovered and he new it was going to be big so he put put extra chairs, he did a wonderful job just th way his wife would have wanted, the service was lovely just like her.
Thursday I had lunch with my oz friend and another and we chatted and caught up with news of the kids and so on. Thursday night had other visitors.
The kids are loving it as am I.
made a wonderful watch with safety pins which I will take a photo of to show you all.

I will get back into the challenges but it has been hectic

Friday, 17 July 2009

Monday, 13 July 2009

Please take a look I seem to have posted these first photo last so you need to go to the next page to see the first page and box

A book I was asked to make.

This is a cream box I made for the book to sit in going to add a tag for it saying Silver Anniversary Memories. so its part of the keepsake.

Friday, 10 July 2009

Friday and Im off

Well folks I was off work today and dont go back til tuesday how good is that, my friend was going shopping for an outfit for a wedding TOMORROW nothing like leaving it til the last minute, I went with her we eventually found a dress she liked and suited, hope her hubby likes it.
I also got a top for a night out next week a 60th im going to. should be a good night.
This last two week have been hectic, and I see no let up next week either so if I am neglecting the blog there is a reason.
This weekend I have got a couple of orders to do first is a silver wedding book a friend wants for her to give as a gift. the second is another 100 sympathy cards for the local pet crematorium. so that is tomorrow taken care of and the rest of the week.
I havent joined anymore challenges but i will once life slows down a bit.

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

A very busy few days with mixed emotions

Well folks it has been a very busy few days, with mixed emotions, My second sone 21 years old moved out today to live with his girlfriend. they have rented a flat and are so excited about it I couldn't be sad about it. So with my poor son having to work in Ullapool this week he couldn't go to find a sofa for the flat as its unfurnished so I took his girlfriend shopping what a laugh we had, we found 2 x 2 seater sofa and matching chair cheap as chips so its delivered on friday. Then we went off and got bits and bobs for them. She really enjoyed herself and so did I.
As you have guessed we get on very well.

Crafting has been totally out of the window but will catch up tomorrow.

Sunday, 28 June 2009

Hi folks sorry have slipped off this this last week work has been so very busy and hot so coming home I have done nothing. so last weekend I went along to Inverness for the Luis Palau festival, he is along the same lines as Billy Grahams preaching he was so good I really listened to him, there were also live rock bands which were fab my daughter Dea and her friends danced, jumped and sang our hearts out. it was a great day. We got there just after 1pm and got home 9.30pm and considering I was suppose to be home at teatime it was just too good to leave.

other twins 21st card
One of the twins 21st cards
My fathers day card

Friday, 19 June 2009

Thursday, 30 April 2009


I would like to say a HUGE THANKYOU to Liz for this award it was so good of you to do this, especially as I am new to all this blog world.
I am a follower on Liz's blog and shortly will be added to both of them. Liz is a lovely person and a wonderfull crafter. thankyou again :iz
"This award has a few rules first of all you have to give it to a new blog that you have recently come across.Let them know they have an award ,then they must mention your blog when accepting the blog .Pass on to 15 other new sites that you have just recently come across."Will add the names to this gradually so please watch this space!!! Please leave a comment when you collect your award I will be putting up my list shortly
Posted by Dedadocrafts at 14:32 1 comments

Okay this has taken me a bit longer to do than I thought it would.

I have 9 more to load up thankyou again Liz

Turquoise and chocolate challenge

I really enjoyed this one and it just came together on its own really. The flower is a sizzix die and ive done it twice in each colour. crystal brads and a couple of tags again from the sizzix range.

Black and one other colour challenge

Oh this was alot harder than I thought, I have stamped the happy birthday in pink onto the black card it shows up better on the card, the peeloff corners I coloured with permanent pen 2 pink and 2 black. I do hope this is what you were looking for.

Golden wedding card

The girls realised that they hadnt got a golden wedding card for the bosses parents who used to be their boss. So I made this at lunchtime.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Wednesday 17th june

Morning folks, I have just got up as I went to bed with a horrid migraine last night after our craft club. I couldnt focus on anythng let alone the road home.
Well I would like to welcome my new followers it is lovely to meet you and i will pop on to your blogs to find out more about your crafts.
Thankyou for all the comments I have passed them onto my mum who did her frst bt of craftn g last night after her cattaract operation. Shes waiting for the other eye to get done now so hopefully shortly she wll be back craftng all the time again.
Today has turned out wet which means the housework wil get done as m having to have the day off for a certain window company to come and sort out the doors again.
I hope you all have a great day I have ironing to do, then crafting I hope.
enjoy your day!!!

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

more colouring technique challenge

This card was also painted using H20s I love the way you can blend them together

colouring technique challenge

Aye I was playing again and this was a setof stamps I bought a while agao but hadnt used them probably because I had forgotton them...........yes they were still in a bag.
They are coloured in in chalks and sakura pens edged with ink.

Sympathy card for my cousins family

This was very sad news we had today, she was a lovely lady full of joy and laughter, she also crafted and talked us into opening our craft club in Nairn. although I havent seen her for 24 years we kept in contact.
I find it hard to do a card like this for a man but I thought this was suitable as its for all the family.

butterfly/colour challenge

Okay I had a play evening colouring is the weekly theme on Junes forum so this is for that one.
I have coloured in with H20s 3 different colours. the small butterfly is done with sakura pens on parchment. creationsbyjj technique challenge, my card is here June.
Also heres my butterfly card hope I have done this right.

challenge card

This is my verson of the stamp something sketch something blog challenge. I have really enjoyed doing this card, I have coloured the stamped image with sakura pens.
This is for challenge

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

This is a quick card made before I went to work for a friends daughters birthday. This is one of my favourite images.
This is Mums card to my Dad, she has done this with stamping and has made a beautiful job of it.well done mum. x

This is my daughters version of the make and take we had at our craft club in Nairn.

She sat and did this all by herself for her grandparents golden anniversary

Monday, 8 June 2009

Mum and Dads Golden Wedding Anniversary book I made with my bind it all, The Gold background paper is wallpaper which s lovely to work with. I filled it with photos of them and their family, their 25th anniversary photo and ours and their granchildren. they were very happy with it.

Flaming June 8th

Congratulations this morning to Liz from lace, ribbons, buttons and bows blog, you must look at her work. Well done Liz.

Well Im working this morning but im also getting a reprieve from dog walking so I have time for a wee blog.

I have been crafting just got to download on here tonight. so watch this space.
It was mum and dads golden wedding on d-day saturday, so I made them a bind it all book with photos of them and family. i was really happy with it that will be posted later.

The weekend went fast as usual we haven't done much just a lazy weekend which was lovely. The weather has been cold and wet but hey can't be ths tanned for ever.

Friday, 5 June 2009

This is a late birthday card, but totally new for me as its with my bigshot, the orange card is linen effect, the cream is embossed swirls but it was bought that way. the daisy bigz sizzix die and a 3d butterfly. Im quite happy with it. what do you think?

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Hi folks
Thought I would add to my blog that the ATC Swap has began for June, I am doing ANYTHING GOES for the first one, so if you want to take part either comment on here or email me.

Monday, 1 June 2009

Good morning ladies, what a strange morning not logging into my favourite forum, seems so very sad that it hase finished but life goes on and we will get going with the blogs instead.

Today seems to be another glorious day but can my body really cope with more sun. Brin is sitting at the back door waiting for his long walk along the beach which is lovely and my neices will be with us today as the teachers are in for training today.
The house is slowly becoming a tip again but only because Im up to date with the washing but theres no place to put it all.
Hope you all have a lovely day, I will be back on to see what challenges I can get on doing so see you all soon. x

Friday, 29 May 2009

The Heron is under the log at the edge of the water.

Theres a Heron in the centre of this but i couldnt get close enough

My evening walk with Brin

These photos are from my walk this evening along the beach far along the east beach in Nairn its part of the Culbin sands. It was windy but it wasnt cold, its been along time since i have seen the sea that far out.