Thursday, 30 December 2010

C.R.A.F.T Challenge 83 Thank You

Good Morning, I do hope you All had a good christmas, I got lots of new crafting goodies so I was very happy with my gifts, Now to this weeks Challenge, this week we want to see your Thank you cards, we also have made some changes, and from this week we will also be having a top 3 as well as a winner.
our sponsor for this week is
the prize is a £10.00 gift voucher to spend in there on line store, they also have a big sale at the moment so  its well worth popping over there for a visit.
I do hope you will be joining in with us this week, I look forward to seeing your Thank you cards.
Kevin xx

Thursday, 23 December 2010

C.R.A.F.T Challenge 82 New Year ( Happy Hogmanay)

Good Morning to you All, I hope you are already for the Christmas celebrations. Our challenge for this week is New year,  I dont normally make New year cards I do however make a few Hogmanay cards for my Family and friends that are up in the highlands. So ive made a couple for this weeks challenge. ive used my own template to make the Kilts, and a Gealic sentiment. Lang may yer lum reek, which roughly means long may your chimney smoke. sounds funny i know, its an old custom to give a piece of coal when you visit someone for good luck.

our sponsor for this week is the prize is a mixed digital package

I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Hogmany
Kevin xx

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Elegant Beauty

Good Evening All, We still have snow on the ground here and the forecast is for even more, so it looks like we will have a white christmas. I made this birthday card using a crafty jak's cd rom, i do like these vintage images. I am putting this in to cd sunday  tag it challenge
I would like to thank everyone that has left comments on my cards, I really do appreciate it.
keep well and warm Kevin xx


Sunday, 19 December 2010

Slylish Blogger Award

Today I have received this lovely award from a dear friend Jacky  Paddington Fan. thank you Jacky its very kind of you and you have made my day .
 Now the rules for this are,

1.Thanks the person who sent it to you

2. Say 8 things about yourself

3.Tag 4 other bloggy friends

4. let them know

So let me see what should I tell you about myself

1. I have 9 brothers and sisters
    2. I love a cup of very strong Tea
3. I Love Crafting of all kinds  
         4. I collect Native American figurines
        5. My wife and I are both left handed
 6. We have 4 cats                    
                                   7.prince William is getting married on my wedding anniversary  
        8. I love my wife more than life itself
Tag four other bloggy friends.
 now this is hard only choosing four friends to give this award to, when you all have such lovely blogs,
1. Annette G
  2. Granny Jan
        3. Carole of Brum
            4.  Doreen                 

Right im now off to let them now, I hope you all have a lovely week
Kevin xx

Friday, 17 December 2010

Tres Chic

Good Afternoon, its snowing here again today, so nothing else for it, stay in doors crafting. this card is made using Joanna Sheen's dancing with shadows cd rom. i think these are the best images on the cd.
Im putting this in the CD sunday challenge 3 of a kind.
and one stitch at a time anything goes  
Keep well and warm Kevin xx

Thursday, 16 December 2010

C.R.A.F.T Challenge 81 Black & White with a splash of colour

Good Morning All, Only another few days to go and it will be Christmas,I dont know about you, but im am sick of making christmas cards now.Now for this weeks Challenge, Black and white with a splash of colour, ive used red with mine, i found this lovely glittery ribbon i think it maybe papermaina, i think it stands out well.
our sponsor for this week is       
and the prize is a set of these lovely door hangers which look beautiful when decorated
 I do hope if you have time this week that you will join in with us.i love seeing what you come up with.
I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and thank you for visiting my blog
Kevin xx

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Non Traditional colour Elf

Good afternoon to you all, I hope you are all keeping well and warm,and are ready for the Christmas holidays.  I have had a bit of luck this week, I Won a prize this gorgeous Elf stamp from Squiggles stamps. and while he looks absolutely fabulous coloured in traditonal colours I thought it would be fun to do some thing different. i have used dovecraft papers which i bought last year and didnt really use.
I am putting this card in to the Christmas creations challenge over at squiggles blog, http your creation must feature a squiggles stamp, they also are looking for some new GDT members for next year, and you never know your luck .
Take care and have a good week, Kevin xx

Monday, 6 December 2010

Tilda's Wedding day

Good evening All, well our snow has melted, so the roads are a bit safer, but it is still frezzing cold, so another day inside in the warm crafting away. This wedding card  is for next march, I want to add it to the Totally Tilda challenge which is a Love theme and also to the
Just Magnolia challenge anything goes with sparkle.
have a great week Kevin xx

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Oh Christmas Tree

Good afternoon All, I hope you are all well and keeping warm, our snow here is starting to clear, but it is still very cold, so ive been staying in  the warm, card making i just got this digi stamp from squiggle stamps i thought it was a little bit different,the backing paper is from papermaina.I added a bit of glamour dust, but its not showing up very well.  I would like to  enter this card in too
I love promarkers challenge     Christmas Trees                             
Ooh La La creations challenge   Christmas song
I love abc christmas challenge Yuletide
Have a lovely weekend Kevin xx

Thursday, 2 December 2010

C.R.A.F.T Challenge 79 Christmas Birthday

Good Morning to you All, on this cold and snowy Thursday, Its time for a new C.R.A.F.T Challenge and this week its Christmas birthday, we needed to use christmas colours, My wifes birthday is christmas day, and she likes to have a birthday card thats nothing to do with christmas. so this card wont be going to her, ive done a cracker style easel card, sorry about the photo quality but im not very good with the camara. this weeks sposor is
the winner will get a choice of a product from her stitcy bear store. I do hope you will join in with us this week as i would love to see what you come up with
stay warm and well  Kevin xx

Friday, 26 November 2010

Golden Tilda

Hi All, hasn't the weather turned cold, its freezing here. another Tilda card from me today, again its another christmas card, im putting it in to the Totally Tilda challenge  Glitz and Gold.
I was delighted to have won the last Totally tilda challenge, and i want to thank Susie Sugar for the lovely prize .
I hope you all have a lovely weekend .

Friday, 19 November 2010


Good evening to you all, ive been getting stuck in to getting all my christmas cards made, i was sent this lovely tartan paper by one of my docraft buddies as a thank you for one of my templates. I cant remember where the digi stamp came from i think ive had it a while, i scanned this card, and the scanner has slightly changed the colour of my poinsettia's. I am putting this card in to
fabnfunky challenge forget me not,
I love promarkers challenge Snowmen
Reasonable ribbon challenge Christmas theme
Abc christmas challenge X for xmas
I hope you all have a lovely weekend

Monday, 15 November 2010

Birthday Wishes

Good afternoon, I hope your all keeping well. I  am having a little change today, no tilda lol . this is a birthday card made for a friend, i really like these hedgehog images. im putting it into theTruly scrumptious sketch challenge this week   I hope you all have a good week

Thursday, 11 November 2010

C.R.A.F.T Challenge 76 Colour challenge

Hi All, This week at C.R.A.F.T Challenge its colour Barry ive added a the colour range to give you some inspiration  

I have used a digital stamp from this weeks sponsor Glittlerbabe the stamp is called ice cold, i had to colour it with my old brush markers as i didnt have the right colour promarkers for the job, so ive now had to order a few more lol.  the papers are designed by the very talented Englas, Thank you Ei

Our sponsor this week is the lovely Stef aka glitterbabe
her shop is well worth a visit.
I hope you will join in with us this week, I look forward to seeing what you come up with

Monday, 8 November 2010

Angelic Tilda

Hi I hope you are are all keeping well, heres is my latest Tilda card , i was very kindly sent some stamped images from my dear friend Susie, so i thought i better use them, I am  putting  this card in  to the Totally Tilda challenge Which is Icy Christmas, use blues and silver
and also  in to one stitch at a time Challenge which is Winter wonderland  and  Reasonable Ribbon challenge Winter blue. white and silver
I hope you all have a good week, Stay warm and well .

Friday, 5 November 2010

Winter Wishes

Hi All, Thank you to all of those who have left comments on my recent cards, I really appreciate it. ive had a go at some more dry embossing using the cuttlebug snow flake folder, the ribbon is from dovecraft smirk range, and last but not least another new Tilda.
Im adding this to I love promarkers Snowflake challenge
also I love abc christmas challenge Winter wonderland
and  Creatalicious challenge All white
I hope you all have a lovely weekend

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Challenge 75 Dry Embossing

Hi All, I haven't had a very good week, so not much card making going on, but its Thursday and time for a new C.R.A.F.T Challenge, this week its dry embossing, ive used a stamp form this weeks sponsor
the stamp ive used is called Clara cupcake, they have a great range of very unique digital stamps and are well worht a visit.
this weeks prize is a choice of any 3 of there digital stamps,
I do hope you will join in with us and i look forward to seeing your beautiful cards and projects.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Challenge 74 Monotone

Hi All, Its Thursday again already, and time for a new C.R.A.F.T Challenge, this week its Monotone, we have a new sponsor this week and they have some beautiful digital stamps.
the prize this week is either 5 digital stamps of your choice or 4 digital stamps and 1 paper set.
I hope you will join in and i look forward to seeing your Monotone creations

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

In the Pink

Hi All, I hope you are all keeping well, another Tilda card from me today, this is the latest Tilda added to my collection, I am  putting this card in the Totally Tilda challenge which is Pink and Pearls and also the Just Magnolia challenge which is Think Pink , i cut the flowers using Marianne creatables dies
Have a good day .

Thursday, 21 October 2010

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 73 Spooky

Hi All, its Thursday and time for a new C.R.A.F.T Challenge , this week our theme is Spooky, I know my card is no very spooky more sweet really, but it is all in fun,  our sponsor this week is
the prize this week is a £10.00 gift voucher to spend
I hope you join in with us this week.   I look forward to seeing your Spooky projects,   Have Fun

Monday, 18 October 2010

Christmas Tilda

Good afternoon, I know what your thinking, another Tilda card lol, i am making a few for christmas this year, i do like them, the trouble is theres always another one i must get lol. i am putting this one in for the Totally Tilda Red and Green taditional christmas challenge, I got the lovely ticket sentiments from            she has them for all different ocassions, well worth a visit.
Have a good week .

Friday, 15 October 2010

Spooky Tilda

Hi I hope you are all well, I thought i would join in with some of the Halloween challenges this week, my picture has changed some of the colours on this card, but after a number of attempts i got feed up trying. so ive put it on as it is. im putting it in for
Totally Tilda's Halloween special.   Papercraftstar Photo inspiration.   Lets ink it up Halloween colours .
Creativecraft challenge Trick or Treat .  and  everybody-art-challenge  Halloween .
Have a lovely weekend .

Thursday, 14 October 2010

C.R.A.F.T Challenge 72 Colour Challenge Ovation

Its Thursday and time for a new challenge,  this week its colour Ovation, I made a Birthday card,  ive used papers made by the very talented Eiglas. Thank you Ei,   
 this weeks sponsor is
and the prize this week is a Sam digi stamp,  I hope you will join in with us this week, I look forward to seeing your Beautiful cards

Friday, 8 October 2010

Christmas Wishes

Good Afternoon All, I hope that you are all keeping well, Christmas seems to be coming round very quickly this year.  this challenge card ive done is  for  Papercraft star sketch challenge  im also adding it to Lothian crafts online christmas challenge, i love these Mo Manning images, the backing papers are from Anita's christmas range. Have a lovely weekend.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

C.R.A.F.T Challenge 71 Shaped card

Hi this weeks challenge is to make a shaped card, no square or rectange cards allowed, the stamp ive used is from this weeks sponsor, Meljen's Designs, you can see her beautiful range of stamps by visiting this weeks prize is some lovely digi stamps of your choice from Meljen's Designs fabulous range ,You can also visit  I hope you will join in with us, I look forward to seeing your shaped cards

Saturday, 2 October 2010

My Favorite Tilda

Evening All, I hope you are all keeping well, Ive made another Tilda card, i really like this stamp its the latest addition to my collection, i made the card for the getting to know you Tiilda challenge over on docraft, but im also added it to the Totally Tilda challenge which is Glitter and Sparkle, and to the lets ink it up challenge, which is a favorite stamp with a charm, i think my little snow flake charm fits the bill. ive used glamour dust to give it some lovely shimmer.

Thursday, 30 September 2010

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 70 Fancy Floral

Its Thursday and time for a new challenge over at C.R.A.F.T and this week our challenge is Floral , heres mine, the backing paper is from papermaina Henbury lane range the digi stamp is a pamela west,  the prize this week is some thing wonderful from Susie at  so i hope you will join in and i look forward to seeing all your beautiful Floral cards

Thursday, 23 September 2010

C.R.A.F.T Challenge 69 teenager

This week our Challenge is to make a card for a teenager, ive made this side step card using papers from this weeks sponsor  Tocan Scraps,  the papers ive used are called city street digi papers, they also have some fabulous digi stamps.  the prize this week is a chioce of one of there excellent paper packs, or a digi stamp, so  I do hope you will join in with us this week at C.R.A.F.T Challenge.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Autum'nal Tilda

Hi All i hope you are all keeping well, Thank you to everyone thats has left comments on my cards I really appreciate it, I made this card for another Tilda challenge over at DC, as the currant Totally Tilda challenge is to make your own flowers and i did make the flower for this card, its not brilliant but did make it, I thought i would enter it over there I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

C.R.A.F.T Challenge 68 Colour Pencils

This weeks  C.R.A.F.Tchallenge is to use colour pencils to colour your image, ive used reeves water colour pencils for mine,and done a nice bright and cheery card       This weeks sponsor is and the prize is a choice of two of  her  lovely digi stamps, so i hope you will join in with us this week, i look forward to seeing  some beautiful cards .

Thursday, 9 September 2010

C.R.A.F.T Challenge 67 Colour Palette Ada's slave

This is my first card as DT member for C.R.A.F.T Challege ive used a digi stamp from our sponsor the stamp is called baby on the moon. and backing paper from the very talented Eiglas. This weeks prize is a choice of any five  beautiful digi stamps. why not come over to C.R.A.F.T Challenge and join in the fun

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Willow having Hot chocolate

 Hello I hope you are all keeping well,  
 I have just got some of these beautiful wiff of joy stamps, and this is my first card.  I really like these images.
 I am adding this card to the wiff of joy challenge, I would like to thank the very kind Lizzy for all her  help.   I  am really getting the hang of this blogging now .

Monday, 30 August 2010

Lilac and Lace Tilda

Another Tilda challenge card, im adding this to the Totally Tilda challenge  which is lilac and lace and the C.R.A.F.T challenge which is mile stones, so hopefully this fits for both. this is the first time ive used a lace doilie on one of my cards, i got these from Joanna Sheen.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Lazy on a sunny Afternoon

 I can remember when i first saw these penny black hedgehog stamps, i thought they where great, now there are so many different ones, i haven't been able to keep up with them all.
Lets ink it up have a challenge any thing goes, with a twist of yellow, im hoping this will fit the bill

Monday, 23 August 2010

Lots of Love

Hi I hope you are all well, this is one of my new Hangler stamps, these are simlar to the Tilda's, there are also some boy images. Im putting this card in to the challenge over at C.R.A.F.T.
the flowers are from packets of flowers i got from pound land, ive just added glamour dust to give them some sparkle .

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Coffee & Cream

Another of Loretta's challenge's over on DC, I really enjoyed making this one, this is one of Heathers stamps , its an oldie but goodie. when i first started making cards I only had Heathers stash to use, so made lots of cards with this stamp lol, but she is still in good shape, so if you look after your stamps they will last for years

Friday, 30 July 2010

With Love

I do like these Hedgehogs they are so colourful, i made this card for a challenge, a while back. but thought i would add it to my blog. I would like to thank you all for commenting on my efforts i really do appreciate it xx

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Double chocolate Chip

Another card for one of Loretta's challenges over on Docraft, I had a lot of fun making this card, I took a photo of a cookie and shrunk it down  to use and i was pleased with the result, but i kept fancing a biscult all the time i was  making it,  i got the recipe off the net, so i might have to have a go at making some later.