Thursday, 27 December 2012

My Grandaughters b/day card for January 2013

Phoebe's 7th Birthday

                                                     Phoebe's Peek-a-Boo Birthday card

Xmas Cheer

                                                    Made this at Emily's Stampin-Up workshop
                                         the Bauble card I sent my friends and family Xmas 2012

Sunday, 23 December 2012

A Happy Christmas to you all 
it as been a funny year 
but one good thing was getting my Daisy 
what a character.
 okay I reckon I can get these fish
 oooooh this glass is tough
hang on let me try from this side
oh no reckon they have spotted me well I will just sit here
                                            and watch that fly on the wall and they will                
                                             say "Look at her she wouldn't even harm that fly."
                                           (quote from Pyscho one of my fav. all time films)

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Hanging Around

Loving these Ornaments Keepsakes stamps n dies


The weather this week as been terrible and with no where to go I set to and made these crackers for the Church xmas raffle.


Another way to use the "Ornament Keepsake" stamps from Stampin -Up by turning one of the smaller stamps into a flower then cutting out using the small oval "Holiday Ornaments" dies, and layering them into an 8 petal flower, the leaves are from Sizzix "Flowers and Branches"dies and the small flowers "Petite Pairs" tonic punch ink used is "Calypso Coral"

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Poinsettia Trio

Today as been a miserable day outside so I got busy making Xmas cards using the Sizzix Tattered Poinsettia


quick Xmas card

Saturday, 17 November 2012

White Xmas 2

my second attempt at white xmas

White Xmas

 Challenge 4~ Papercraft Junkies
I layered the Nellie Snellen xmas Tree die using the larger of the 3 dies. embossed with a sizzix snowflake folder , my background is a holly embossing folder,  flitter glu & gilding flakes for present and star

Friday, 16 November 2012

Dove of Peace

my entry for the Papercrafts Junkies #4
All in white with a silver lettering sentiment
Items used:- white card 6x6 embossed  with A4 Spellbinders Grand Impressabilities "Flower Delight" I cut out centre using the large die from Spellbinder Classic Scalloped Circles then used foam pads to raise it  + a  smaller one  to rest the Dove on
The flowers and leaves are Sizzlits "Tattered Flower Garland" decorative strip. You get such a lot of flower heads from this die.I used pearls for middles the dove another Sizzix is sitting on a Stamping Up Die small flourish. For both edges I used my flourish EK  punch, then pricked outer edge with my pricking tool. The white leaf scrolls are another Sizzix die from the "Flowers Branches and Leaves Set". I used my cosmic shimmer glue to make white dots .......

Tuesday, 13 November 2012


This is another way of using the moroccan accents largest die cut 2 of different colours I used cream n green then clip out the top section all around the circle ( the green one) then slot it into the cream I also used the left over bits you would normally throw away they look good in threes.x am entering this card into My Craft Creations Sketch Challenge

Monday, 12 November 2012


I haven't been feeling too good recently a sudden loss in the extended family. so I made this get well card to cheer not only me but a friend who as been injured in a car accident.......... 
This is my 1st attempt using micro-beads on adhesive sheets.I used a delightful Kate Knight designer paper stack which I received ages ago from a magazine.You get a lovely textured backing paper using this method by the lovely Sue Wilson also her design of using my spellbinder labels 19&16... 1 and intertwined with a card tag.... on top I used a marriane creatable flower die LRO128, Cheery Lyn corner dies and flourish. finished off with a dazzler from Creative Impressions and clear glue drops either side of the flower to match the dazzler.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

"A Bag for Life"

I used spellbinder Morrocan accents & motifs .cheery Lyn scroll die, Stampin-Up "Everything Eleanor" for the gift tag. Background embossed folder Sizzix "Awesome Blossoms" I am entering this gift bag into "Emma's Challenge no 10".

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Hand in Hand

love these 2 little snowmen and Hot Diggity stamps.For  the background I used Pan pastels with a lge moon birds, trees, stamp and ahint of snowy glitter from Hunkydory snowmen by Lindsay Mason and Hot Diggity Dog from Docrafts coloured with various promarkers.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

White n Blue

Inspired by Sue Wilson

In Flight

 I went to a Sizzix  Demo on Friday by Pete Hughes what a talent he is. 
I learnt lots of new ways to use my sizzix dies and my bigshot. 
I was sorry when it ended could have watched him all over again. 
He inspired me to make this card ........

 I used my new Tim Holtz Butterflight decorative border on this card,
 lge Marianne die and 2 Cheery Lynn butterflies,  
I inked the edges of the butterfly slightly in black to match  the  Stampin-Up card
 I cut out on the front of the card with a sizzix movers and shapers butterfly,
then put the cut-out inside the card. added small Tonic punched  flowers. 
Wasnt sure whether to bling it up or leave it ........

Friday, 19 October 2012

Laurel n Hardy

Made this for my hubby's b/day

Metal Squares

I made this card for my Grandson's 18th and am entering it into Emma's October challenge
"Happy Birthday Brian"

I cut out 1 inch squares in silver mirror and grey card  embossed the silver with my little dots folder used my stapler to make crosses on the grey.(this took forever you had to get it just right, but I am pleased with the result) I used large letters stamped, and  embossed in clear embossing powder then I turned silver gems turned upside down , this way they looked more like metal. mounted all on black dot card with key and 18 , Happy Birthday .
I was very pleased with the end result and my grandson loved it.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Here's Looking at you Kid

I think this is going to be my grandchildren's xmas card
Pan Pastel background it is so easy to do, thought I would have a larger moon with a flock of geese flying through.
Trees are from my Indigo Blu "Here comes Santa"stamps
My cute little snowman are Lindsay Mason she draws the most amazing snowmen freehand too. The Hot Diggity little dog was free from the Sept. issue Docrafts Creativity Magazine coloured in with my promarkers added some stars and some shiny sprinkles of snow.

Friday, 12 October 2012

My Grandad War Hero

my grandads anniversary of his death is commemorated on this plaque in a small church in Dalbury Derbyshire 
the anniversary of his death is 9th Oct. 1916 my mum was a tiny baby and never knew him I feel honoured to know he was my grandfather and one of the brave soldiers who gave there lives for us all  in world war 1 is this month 

Rest in Peace 

CAROL ANN CRAFTS: Roses with love

CAROL ANN CRAFTS: Roses with love: Loved making this card wanted to use a script stamp I got from Donington Craft fair and my new set of Marianne Die " Flower Fantasy"  and ro...

Roses with love

Loved making this card wanted to use a script stamp I got from Donington Craft fair and my new set of Marianne Die " Flower Fantasy"  and rose die . The script is from  Oakhouse Studio and the words are :-
The English summer garden is a riot of colour,texture and fragrance.
The summer starts for me with the blooming of the magnolia.
However it is the rose in it's many forms that is the quintessential summer bloom.
The roses come in such a number of shapes and sizes they are the perennial favourite of many.
I prefer them under planted with lavender, forget-me-nots and spring bulbs.
Other personal favourites include,tulips lacecap hydrangea, hosta's and aquilegia.
Later as draws in the michaelmas daisies prolong the colour.
this stamp just goes with many flowers, in this card I used the rose as my theme . 
I think I am in my purple mood this month.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Red, White and Blue

I made this using Forever Friends Retro Collection by Docrafts  cut the postage stamp dies in 3 different sizes twice then layered them on to forever friends ribbon I am entering this into Papercraft Junkies Challenge "Best of British"

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Winter in the Forest

I used Marrianne die to make this easel card my picture mounted on black circle was taken from Papercraft "The Magic of Christmas "cd  added  flower soft and Hunkydory Diamond Sparkles on trees & mountains...Tonic punches for the little flowers with diamond bling  for the centres arranged on a blue circle.
I am entering this into..... My Craft Creations "Winter Challenge.....

Friday, 28 September 2012

Silent Night

Stepper Xmas card 
I used  pan pastel blue for the background. The  stamps are Indigo Blu "Here comes Santa" I  layered image on black and Marianne scalloped die in blue card, the sentiments are from the same set. The star is a clarity stamp.  I used Adirondack Lettuce ink for tree.
glue pen and Hunkydory diamond sparkles for the snow and tree 

Monday, 24 September 2012


 from left to right Rev K . Foster, Rev. A.W.Pendleton (my hubby) Rev Lynette Foster (the ordaining minister) Rev. J. Chapman
 Lynette and Tony
the Reverends and me
Sunday September 23rd @The Sanctuary of Light in Ingoldmells Lincoln my husband fullfilled a life time dream and was ordained he is now the Reverend Anthony Walter Pendleton.
The day was so special surrounded by family and friends a very emotional day. I was so proud of him.
After the service we all went to the reception to tuck into some very much needed refreshments the spread was so lovely they had really pushed the boat out, (sorry forgot to take a picture.)then the fun started the waitress who we had looking after us was the moodiest person  I had every met, she definitely wasn't in love with her job. We had paid to have tea and coffee flowing all day, but you felt too scared to ask for it. She bought the 1st 3 cups of tea with cream in a pod, when I went and asked her where the milk was she said they had none then it was all downhill from there . not enough cups to supply what they had promised. (and I had paid for) When I went to complain to the manageress (who was just as surly as the waitress, dont know why they where employed by the brewery I dont think either of them knew how to smile.) when you are in that sort of job no matter what your mood is you must put it to one side and smile and be polite. 
Any ways eventually most people got served. A friend of mine wanted some water so I said no don't go and pay pub prices I will ask for a jug of water. Well she arrived back at our table with this large jug of " HOT" water ... well I nearly fell off my chair with laughter, anyway she laughed too ,which surprised me, It was one of the lighter moments. Anyway me thinking waste not want not and being as she was having trouble serving us tea, I asked her for some teabags and we would brew our own.
My cousin Norah went round the guests offering them a drink from the jug , the waitress grabbed her arm and said "Be careful remember Health and Safety... well it all lightened the mood.
It was wonderful to see my family all weekend .Mind you we wont be going to that pub again in  a hurry.
 I took some lovely pictures of the occasion so I thought I would share them all with you.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Sugar Plum Fairy

I am entering this into the DCC challenge

I used minature stamps, pan pastels and spellbinder die to create this circle easel card

I won top 3 with this card.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Flip Card with Spellbinder Parisian Die

I absolutely love this card 
you cut into the card with only half of the die and then emboss the whole 

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Autumn in Bronze

this was my swap card the theme was leaves so I thought I would do something different from the norm. Debbie Moore's Metal Magic was handy for this cut out all the leaves in bronze.

Monday, 3 September 2012


I wanted to showcase these tonic punch flowers made the middles with hot glue and bedazzels bit messy but well worth it .... I used a box otherwise bedazzels everywhere

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Proud Day

I got my work published in the Docrafts Creativity Magazine... issue 35 Sept/Oct
 Andy Warhol said "In the future everyone will be famous for 15 mins ." now I know how that feels not quite a celebrity but hey who knows.x
When I got the e-mail from Docrafts I thought it was one of my friends having a joke but no it was true.
They sent me lots of goodies including new stamps which I got to keep and all I had to do was make 4 cards with the goodies, I hope I did it justice well any way I will let the readers be the judge of that. but for now I will enjoy my moment of fame.x