Sunday, 24 March 2013

Pornography or what??????

Great title tonight, got you all thinking.  When I was browsing through some blogs the other day a card by Wendy at  caught my eye and as the image was a free download from Just Some Lines I thought I would give it a try. You should have a peek there are some gorgeous cards there.  After downloading the image I coloured it with Promarkers but then thought I have some yellow roses made maybe they would fit on top of the image,  Wallah they did.  I used some Papermania Capsule collection papers and Spellbinder Grand Decorative Circle Dies, a Marianne Butterfly die, a Spellbinder Labels Twenty Three second smallest Die and of course Rose creations and foliage dies.  When I showed it to my hubby he said has it got an X certificate.  At first I was puzzled but on closer inspection thought the fairy's butt was a bit too obvious so I decoupaged that part and toned down her butt.  I love it and eagerly await your views.  Another thing,  I will have to hide the Circle Dies as I am using it far too much. Everyone wants a card with them and my "creative juices" are fading fast, who am I kidding,

My Italian friend wanted an engagement card and I made two from a kit recently purchased from Kanban before the went bust and guess what, yes I forgot to photograph them. I was in too much of a hurry to get them to her that it slipped my mind.  I have not made many cards recently other than the Mother's Day cards and really could have done with them to post to show I can do other cards.

What is this weather all about, it is freezing out there and although the snow is slowly disappearing we still have a winter landscape.  Luckily my hubby took the dogs for a walk this morning and afternoon as he said it was too cold for me, don't know what got into him but I really appreciate his kind gesture.  I have them out again at 2100 then bedtime.

Hope you all are well and getting loads of crafting in,  I have been lazy snuggled up with my IPad playing games and browsing.  When I look through your wonderful posts I find other links and before I know where I am a few hours have passed but it is amazing what you find.  Like the image for my card today and it is FREE.

Well take care and wrap up warm.

Looking forward to catching up Kate, Patricia and Hazel next month as yesterday's trip was cancelled due to the weather.

Wilma x x x

Monday, 18 March 2013

2nd Teenager Girl Card

The weather forecast got it correct for the East of Scotland and I wish they had been wrong.  It has snowed nearly all day to day and is forecast for the same tomorrow. It is not lying deep on the roads or pavements but it is rather annoying.  I prefer the drier snow which lies but this wet snow is more like rain and if it ices over tonight the paths will be treacherous in the morning.  Oh doom and gloom, where is spring?

It is lovely browsing through all your blog posts and seeing and reading what you have all been up to.  I tend to lead a very uneventful life there days, my fault I suppose I like the quiet life these days.  I did shiftwork for most of my working days and spent a lot of time on my own and got used to it.  My husband was at sea and was only home for a couple of months and then away for 6 months, sometimes even as long as 11 months. We got used to the separation and now we are both retired it can be challenging.  I have my crafting to keep me occupied and my dogs, and he has his garden but at this time of year and weather conditions there is not a lot to do and he gets bored.  We love to get the caravan out and tour around, mainly up north. My hubby has family down in Billingham (Teeside region) so we sometimes stay at Stockton on Tees at a caravan park there and visit. Roll on the good weather.

Now my card:

The card is an 8 X 8
The image was downloaded from The Paper Shelter (already coloured)
The background papers are from my stash
I used Spellbinder Lace Doily Accents for the two borders
Sentiment from Kanban
I typed teenager and Happy 13th Birthday on to image before printing
This card is a bit different from my first one but I thought as teenagers are into computers this was an apt image and they like their funky colours.
Well it's time for bed, bed. Because it is getting lighter earlier in the mornings I am wide eyed and bushy tailed very early, this morning it was 0510 and I just cannot go back to sleep once I am wakened.  The dogs look at me when I call "walkies" around 0615 they turn over and try to ignore me but I am very persistent and get my way.
This leaves me to say as usual take care and wrap up warm.
Wilma x x x


Thursday, 14 March 2013

Teenage Girl Card

What is all this weather about, we have had a great couple of weeks making it ideal for walking. Then we get hit with snow again, freezing cold and wind chill, brrrrrrrrr.  How I long for Spring to arrive and stay for a while.  I am a hothouse plant I need the sun, I hate winter.

Enough about the weather.  I have not really done much since last week but have been asked to make a card for a teenage girl.  Not knowing the person the card is meant for I have made two, well you know me, one is never enough.  I made one for a sedate, lady like girl and one for someone who likes fun.  They are for an Italian lady in our village who is my best customer to give to the teenager and I really like to make cards I think she would like.  The only problem is once I give her a choice she ends ups buying them all which is not what I intended.  Here is my first card I will post the other one later.

The base is a 8 X 8 card, the papers are from my stash, I seem to have collected quite a collection and I have not kept many wrappers.  The image (her name is Amelia) was one my friend passed to me so I have no idea who it is by.  I used Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles, varying sizes for the topper and backing and for floral corsage.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the sentiment is from Kanban.  The butterfly is from my stash as is the corners.  The topper was already coloured so I cannot take the praise for that.  This is the sedate one.
On 23rd March I, along with Patricia and her sister Hazel are having a day out to Inverness to meet up with Kate  We are travelling by Megabus and it is only costing us 50p as we all have the oldies bus pass, a real bargain.  It will be a real pleasure to meet up with Kate and put a face to her blog.  I have previously met up with Patricia and Hazel, two very wonderful people who make jewellery to sell in aid of a couple of charities they support.  I bet we will have a great time chatting and catching up, I am really looking forward to that.
I spent last Saturday at the SECC in Glasgow and bought all the items from my list and a few extras.  Now I am not usually tidy but after arriving home I put everything away and forgot to take a picture of my purchases.  It was really just the run of the mill stuff, glue pens, beads (I am in to making stick pins for my cards), some crochet flowers, A3 card, cosmic shimmer glue (can't live without that) LOTV stamp (the cupcake stand one), I forget what else.  Alisha, who was with me, bought a few beads to make herself a bracelet.  I bought her a Nail Art kit and she was so delighted with that.  As a treat for her Mum on Mother's Day, she painted her nails and what a great job she did.
Well ladies that's it for now before I bore you silly. 
Take care and wrap up warm.
Wilma x x x

Friday, 8 March 2013

Mother's Day rush is over

Oh boy what a busy time I have had making Mother's Day cards.  It is great that people like them but they all want similar but different and I have been racking my brains this past week for ideas.  Well finally completed my last one and glad it is all over.  Here are some of the last ones

The card is from Creative Expressions and my local  craft shop.
The dies are Spellbinders Floral Ovals, Grand Decorative Circles One, Rose Creation. Labels Twenty and foliage.
Other flowers are from Wild Orchid.
Gem, feathers, butterflies and pearls from stash.
I have started making stick pins and have added one to each card.
The birdcage was a free cut out from Cricut.
The shaped cards and boxes (not shown) from Stella Crafts
I loved making these cards but it really tested my creative skills trying to make each one different and matching coloured card but I think I succeeded.  I just adore making the stick pins, an idea from Christina at,  a visit to her blog and Card Making Magic site was a great source of new ideas for me.
I have not been able to comment on many blogs lately.  The weather we had was really good and I spend a lot of afternoons walking the dogs while it was quite mild.  We all needed the exercise after being couped up over the last couple of months.  We even made it down the beach a couple of times which the dogs love.  They enjoy the sand but luckily they only get their toes wet as they are not too keen on the water, boy am I glad of that.
I am off to the SECC at Glasgow tomorrow to a Hobbycrafts show and have a few pennies saved and a list of items I really need. I am taking my friends daughter Alisha who is 10 with me.  She missed out in October as she had tonsillitis and could not go but I received a message saying it is all go for tomorrow.  We will have fun browsing and buying, a real good day out for us.
Enough of my ramblings now ladies just hoping that you are all well and fit and I can see you have all been busy.  I will be sure to comment more often now that the rush is over.
Take care and wrap up warm.
Wilma x x x