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Sunday, 16 June 2013

Happy Father's Day

A quick post to say a Happy father's Day to Dads everywhere. I hope you have all had a relaxing day even if the weather is not good. Who would have believed that this time last week I was at a barbecue getting sunburnt and today I am snuggled with a duvet and the fire on.

No card today.
I have been busy updating my CV. It's a job that I hate but I know that if I don't do it then it becomes unmanageable. Nearly bone now though so should be back to card making very soon.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

hugs
Hayley and Graham

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Here come the girls

Good Evening Everyone

Hope you all had a good weekend and saw some sunshine. It has been glorious here in Devon. Not had much time for sitting out in the garden though because its back to work tomorrow after the half term break.

Here is today's card. I made it for a friends daughter who is a proper 'girly girl' and is just turning 21. I don't think I could get anymore pink on the card.

I used an 8 x 8 card which is larger than the card size that I normally use and a digital image from Mo Manning. I coloured the image using every pink shade of copic pen that I own. The papers, ribbon and gems are from my stash. Once again I have added faux stitching around the edges of the layers of patterned paper. The birthday messages have been printed on 2 tags made with sizzix dies.


 
 
 
I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
 
Allsorts - here come the girls - 6.6.13
A little Bit crafty - Something Sweet - 28.6.13
My Mums craft shop - Dies (sizzix tags) - 29.6.13
 
 
Have a good evening
Hugs
Hayley and Graham
 

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Back to the wonky photos!

Good Evening Everyone

Well Graham left for Indianapolis early this morning and so I am afraid I am in charge of taking the photos again. You can always tell the difference as mine are always slightly wonky!

Here is todays card


Once again I have chosen one of the LOTV stamps from the Vintage Boys range. I think that this car is my favourite....or is it the decorating one....or the deckchair.......or....... They are all great I love them all equally. Have a look at the collection on their website.  Ribbon and Papers are from my stash.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Cardmaking and papercraft - fathers Day - 14.6.13
Papercrafting Journey - masculine cards - 11.6.13
Digi darlas - father's Day - 1.6.13
creative Craft Challenges - For the Fellas - 9.6.13
Sweet Stanpin Challenge - Father's Day - 6.6.13

Enjoy the rest of your evening

Hugs
Hayley and Graham
 

Friday, 31 May 2013

Father's Day Card

Good Evening Everyone

Just a very quick post tonight showing another Father's Day card. It's another LOTV stamp - Vintage boys. I really love the style of the LOTV stamps and I use these the most in my card making.



The buttons and papers are from my stash and each layer has been finished with faux stitching.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Clearly istamp - Father's Day - 7.6.13
Cardmaking and Papercraft - Fathers Day - 14.6.13
Cards for men - Dad - 9.6.13
papercrafting journey - masculine cards - 11.6.13
Digi darlas - Father's Day = 1.6.13
Creative Craft Challenges - For the Fellas - 9.6.13
Delightful Challenges - Dad - 5.6.13
 

Have a good evening
Hugs
Hayley and Graham

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Warm weather .......at last!

Good Evening Everyone

I can't believe that we are now having some warm weather ...at last. It's so nice to look out of the windows and see blossom and to hear the lambs bleating in the fields instead of ice and slush. It's also amazing how many 'friends and family' come and stay since we moved to Devon. We love showing off our home and garden...our little bit of Paradise.

It's been a very busy few weeks for both me and Graham with work and life taking over everything. I did manage to spend a few minutes in my craft room today to make a Fathers day card.

 
I used the new stamps from LOTV - Vintage Boys and coloured the image using my copic pens. The papers and buttons were from my stash and I finished each of the layers with faux stitching.
 
 
I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
 
 
Cards for Men - Dad - 9.6.13
QKR Stampede - One for the boys - 30.5.13
Papercrafting Journey - masculine Cards - 11.6.13
Digi darlas - Father's Day - 1.6.13
Creative Craft Challenges - For the Fellas - 9.6.13
Delightful Challenges - Dad - 5.6.13

Hugs
 
Hayley and Graham


Monday, 29 April 2013

Back in Blogland...

Good Evening everyone

I can't believe how long it has been since I last posted. I have been having lots of problems with my laptop over the last few months. It seemed to begin with me not being able to open any PDF files and from there on it just became worse and worse until finally it just died on me. I met a very nice man in our local computer shop who has worked miracles and now I am finally able to access Blogland again.

Here is my card for today:

 
This card has been made using one of the pre-stamped images available from LOTV They come in a little sketch pad and are ideal for colouring with copic pens. The good news is that the images of the Vintage Boys will soon be available as a stamp. Visit their website to find more details.
 
 
Have a good evening
 
Hugs
Hayley and Graham
X
 



Sunday, 7 April 2013

Busy...busy...busy.....

Good evening everyone

What a busy weekend. Gardening, visiting Lyme Regis, Washing, Ironing and spending ages watching a  box set of 'The Event'. There just aren't enough hours in a weekend!

I did manage to make a card though.



I am not sure where this image is from (if anyone can let me know then i can give it a name) but I have coloured this poorly bear with my copics pens and then layered it on patterned papers and cards from my stash.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Simply Create Too - Animals - 11.4.13
Pink Gem - Cute - 12.4.13


enjoy the rest of your weekend

hugs
Hayley and Graham

Friday, 5 April 2013

TGIF

Good evening Everyone
 
Thank Goodness Its Friday.....
 
Even though it has been a short week it seems to have gone very slow and I am sooooo looking forward to my lay-in tomorrow morning.
 
Here is todays card;
 
 
 
I have used a magnolia 'Sleeping Tilda' image and coloured her using my copics pens. Her wings have been decorated with fairy dust. All of the patterned papers, cards and flowers have come from my stash. Green fronds have been punched using a very old paper punch (without a name on it) and it has been finished off with tiny pearls and a pink bow.
 
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
 
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Girly - 6.4.13
Paula Holifield crafts - Anything Goes - 27.4.13
Pin and Tack (spark your creativity) - anything goes - 30.4.13
Live and Love crafts - bingo (Pink, designer papers, pearls) - 30.4.13
 
 
Have a good evening
Hugs
Hayley and Graham
 
 


Thursday, 4 April 2013

snow....again.....

Good evening everyone

I hope that you have had a great easter and that the easter bunny bought you lots of choccies.

We had some very welcome visitors over the weekend. Gary, my eldest son, brought his wife and children to visit. Eva is learning to crawl at the moment. She is able to assume the position but hasn't quite got the method right. It looks like she is doing press-ups. Bless, she is so cute.



We decided to take the whole family to Lyme Regis, so that the girls could go fossil hunting. I cant believe just how cold it was, but there is nothing like eating chips on the sea front whilst wrapped up in hats, scarves and gloves.

I can't believe that it's snowing yet again. We have had a few days of sunny (but bitter) weather and then this morning I opened the curtains to reveal snow flurries. This has continued on and off throughout the day but there has not been enough to settle.


Here is today's card:



I have used a 'free' stamp that came attached to the front of a magazine and stamped it onto white card that i have 'aged' with a very old and dry ink pad. The image has been mounted on several layers of patterned paper and card from my stash. Cogs are die cuts and the sentiment is from Craftwork Cards. I finished the card with blue brads.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes - 8.4.13
Southern girls Challenge - Stripes - 18.4.13
Simon Says - Anything Goes - 9.4.13
Natalie and Amy - monochrome - 28.4.13
Pin and Tack (Spark your Creativity) - Anything Goes - 30.4.13
Stamp and Create - At least 1 die cut (cogs) - 5.5.13
Paula Holifield - Anything Goes - 27.4.13

have a good evening 

Hugs
Hayley and Graham

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Days like these are great....

Good Evening Everyone

What an interesting day!

We began with loads of good intentions. Getiing out into the garden and doing a bit of tidying up, washing and ironing ready for next week at work and making a special Sunday dinner as Graham is back from his trip to Italy. Unfortunately, we had a power cut that lasted for almost 4 hours and so all our plans were put away and we sat on the sofa with a roaring fire, a duvet and just chatted. Days like this are great! It's a pity that I am back at work tomorrow.

You will be pleased that today's card is not a 'Wonky Photo' because Graham is back on photo duty.

I have used a very old Magnolia stamp that I have coloured using my copics pens and then mounted it onto layers of paper and card from my stash. I have finished it off with a blue bow and peach coloured butterflies made with Nellie Snellen 'Punch and Emboss' punches.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Send a smile 4 Kids - Anything Goes - 4.4.13
Simply create too - Easter - 28.3.13
stampavie and more - Easter - 26.3.13
Magnolia-licious - Easter - 25.3.13
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Easter eggstravaganza - 31.3.13
Without words challenge - Easter - 27.3.13

Hugs 
Hayley and Graham

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Card outlet ?????

Good Morning Everyone

Just a quick post this morning to ask if anyone knows of a 'cheap' but 'effective' outlet for selling handcrafted cards. I have regularly put my 'makes' onto e-bay and I currently have an etsy shop but I have found that both of these sites are not really very good at selling the items. I seem to have loads of visitors and watchers but sales are very limited. I am seriously considering closing my Etsy shop as it is costing too much to keep it open. I am going to visit my local market this morning to see if this is an alternative outlet so fingers crossed.

Does anyone in blogland have a good idea for selling my cards?

Thank you for any help

Huge Hugs

Hayley and Graham
X

Thursday, 14 March 2013

..... everything's green

Good evening everyone.

The weather today has been lovely here in Devon. I even managed to have the windows open for most of the morning. Pusskat thought it was great that she didn't have to use her cat flap, she could just hop in and out of the open window. She didn't like it much when I went to shut the window and she has been sulking ever since. Boy, can she sulk!



Most of the card challenges that are about at the moment are based on the colour green, not my favourite colour to work with.  

Here is today's card:




This little cutie is from Hanglar and Stanglar and I have coloured her using my copics pens. She is mounted on to several layers of of patterned paper and card from my stash. The ribbon is also from my stash and the sentiment from Craftwork Cards.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Fab n Funky - Sentiment (Happy Birthday) - 18.3.13
Card making Mamas - Green - 14.3.13
Robyn's Fetish Challenge - Birthday - 18.3.13
Patti's Creation - Green - 21.3.13
Sandy's craft creation - Anything + Green - 30.3.13
Sassy Studio Design - Seeing green - 20.3.13
Bunny Zoe's Craft - Girly - 6.4.13

Enjoy your evening

Hugs
Hayley and Graham





Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Another wonky photo!

Good evening Everyone

I am so sorry for mentioning the 'Spring' word in my blog a few days ago. It seems that I may have put the mockers on it as the weather has returned to freezing winter conditions. I will keep my mouth shut in future!!!!! (or try to)

I am still looking for someone to help me in finding the name of this stamp and better still where I can get hold of one.

Here is today's card....just how much pink can you get on one card???


I have used one of the magnolia Tilda images and coloured her using my copics pens. I then mounted it onto pink card (from my stash) that has been cut using an x-cut scalloped rectangle cutting die. The heart shaped border was made using a Martha Stewart border punch and the little tags were created using a very old paper punch (no name on it) All papers, card and ribbon is from my own stash.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
 
Papertake Weekly Challenge - 3 (tags) 2 (punched items- tags + heart border) 1 (bow) - 18.3.13
Robyn's Fetish Challenge - Birthday - 15.3.13 
Southern Girls Challenge - Tag it - 22.3.13
Fashionista Challenge - Pink - 21.3.13
Lovely Hanglar/Sweet Magnolia - Ribbon or Trim - 15.3.12
 
Enjoy your evening
 
Hugs
Hayley and Graham







Monday, 11 March 2013

Can anyone help?

 Just a very quick call for help.

Does anyone recognise this stamp?




I think it is a House Mouse but I can not find it anywhere. If you know the name of the stamp or better still where I can get one from I would be so grateful.

Thanks

Hayley

........more snow!!

Good evening everyone.

I hope that you are keeping yourselves warm. It is bitterly cold here and typically it has been my playground duty today. The children didnt seem to feel the cold at all, whereas I was wrapped in several layers of scarves, hats and gloves. I have still not thawed out properly.

I did mention that Graham has been sent to Italy for 2 weeks and so I am having to take my own photos of my cards. I hope they are clear enough to see (although a bit wonky!)

Here is todays card:



I think that this image is one of Mo Mannings rubber stamps (if I am wrong can someone let me know so that I can correct the info!) and I used my copics pens to colour him in. All of the papers and card are from my stash. (It's amazing how many shades of green I have) and the candi dots are from Craftwork Cards. I am not sure who the card could be for as it could fit so many different occasions - first day at school, sorry you are leaving, birthday etc.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Penny Black and More Challenge - One for the Boys - 31.3.13
Send a Smile 4 kids - for the boys - 14.3.13
Sweet Stamps - Green - 11.3.13
One Crazy Stamper - Anything goes - 29.3.13
Sandy's Craft Creations - Anything Goes (+ Green) - 30.3.13
Through the Craftroom door - Anything Goes - 11.3.13
Simon Says Stamp - A bit o' green - 12.3.13
Papertake weekly challenge - anything goes - 11.3.13
Sweet stamping challenge - Male theme - 14.3.13
Patti's Creation - Green - 21.3.13
 
Keep warm

Hugs 
Hayley and Graham


Friday, 8 March 2013

Sssshhhhh! I think Spring has arrived.

Good Evening Everyone,

I think (not certain) that spring may be on it's way. Yesterday I spotted 2 new lambs in the field. Bless! I didn't see them being born this year but did hear the new-borns letting everyone know that they had arrived.

Here is my card for today:


I don't usually like doing decoupage. I always seem to make such a mess of it and never know whether to use foam pads of silcon gel. A few weeks a go I saw a pack of Forever Friends easter stamps and sheets of decoupage pics. My thoughts were I love the stamps but I will the decoupage away. That was until i got them home. The pre-cut images were so easy to use and I just love the finished project.

I used the decoupage sheets from the Forever Friends Easter Pack and mounted it onto black card and green checked card from my stash. The sentiment was also in the pack. The border of rabbits was made using my Martha Stewart border punch and finished it off using a green gingham bow.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Gingerloft challenges - Ribbons and bows - 9.3.13
Oozak - Anything Goes (+ spring) - 31.3.13
Pin and Tack (Spark your Creativity) - Anything Goes - 31.3.13
Live and Love crafts - Easter - 31.3.13
Robyns Fetish challenge - Easter - 8.3.13
paper take weekly challenge - anything goes - 11.3.13
Crafting for all Seasons - Spring into Spring - - 17.3.13
Crafty Calendar Calendar - Easter Eggstravaganza - 31.3.13
C.R.A.F.T. challenge - easter/Spring - 12.3.13

Hugs

Hayley and Graham


Tuesday, 5 March 2013

a Silhouette Giveaway

Good evening all

A quick post tonight to show you that Clare Curd has this amazing candy to give away to one lucky winner.


Clare has opened her very own online Craft Boutique
check out the details on how to win this stunning craft machine HERE
 
Enjoy your evening
 
Hugs
Hayley and Graham

Sunday, 3 March 2013

I've finally done it......

Good evening everyone

Yes I have finally done it ....... I have filled up my copics pens. I have been meaning to to this for ages and I have spent a large part of this afternoon testing and then filling my pens. They feel so much better now.

Graham has been sent to Italy for 2 weeks so I have loads of time to spend in my craft room and hopefully I should get ahead with my cards. Unfortunately he is the one that takes all of my photos so I won't have any new piccies until he comes back home. I do have some cards in reserve and if all else fails, then I will have to take the photos on my tiny, cheap camera and just hope they turn out ok.

Here is today's card:

I have used another one of my older Magnolia Tilda's and coloured her with my copics pens. The patterned border was made from a Marianne's border punch. Candi dots and sentiment are both from craftwork cards and as usual all of the papers and card are from my scrap drawers.

One Stop Challenge - Mothers Day - 8.3.12
Allsorts Challenge - for a lady - 7.3.12
Hobbycutz Challenge - Anything Goes - 16.3.13

Enjoy what is left of your weekend.

Hugs 
Hayley and Graham




Saturday, 2 March 2013

Where is Spring hiding?

Good Evening all

Well everyone keeps saying that Spring is on it's way....I thinks it's hiding somewhere because there are no signs of it here.

I have so many aches and pains today that I haven't spent much time in my craft room. Yesterday we had a load of logs delivered for our log burnerand then spent all evening stacking them in the log store. There were millions of them. At least I will be toasty warm while I am waiting for Spring to finally arrive.

Here is today's card:


For this card i used one of my old magnolia stamps. I just love this cutie and should really use her more often as she is so easy to colour. I used my Promarker pens (possibly every shade of green that I own) The ribbon, paper and card are all from my stash and the sentiment is from craftwork cards (I have loads of these that I have had for ages).

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday - Something Old (stamp, paper, card, ribbon, sentiment) - 6.3.13
Card Makin Mamas - Green - 14.3.13
Simply Create too - Mostly Green - 14.3.13
Marvelous Magnolia - use a punch (mariannes border punch/nellie sneldon butterfly punch) - 8.3.13
Divas by Design - Anything goes 5.3.13
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes - 6.3.13


Enjoy your evening

hugs 
Hayley and Graham

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

I love my Postman.....

Good Evening Everyone.

I just love it when a parcel of goodies arrive and that is what has happened today. My order from SirStampalot has arrived today and it feels like Christmas. All of those goodies are now neatly stashed away in my craft room waiting for me to go and play with them this weekend. I can't wait!!!!!

For those of you who haven't visited Janice and Andy over at the Sale at SirStampalot here is their link. Enjoy!

 
 
 
Today's card:


I have used this gorgeous little boy with his push-a-long walker and coloured him with my copics pens. I have used some of paper and card from my scrap drawers. The sentiment and the 'candi' dots are from craftwork cards.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday - Simplify - 27.2.13
One stop challenge - For the kids - 1.3.13
Card makin Mamas - Birthday - 28.2.13
Deep Ocean Challenge - For a Boy - 9.3.13
TTCD - Anything Goes - 4.3.13
 

Hugs
Hayley and Graham


Tuesday, 26 February 2013

SirStampalot Sale

Good Evening Everyone

I am just paying a very quick visit to Blogland today to let you know what I have been spending my hard earned money on. SirStampalot are having a sale and I have been busy filling my on-line basket with loads of goodies. I have a really unhealthy passion for 12 x 12 papers (some of you my have read that I have far too many papers to fit in my new storage system that Graham has made me) and Janice and Andy have reduced some great designs. It's one of those things that I NEED! I have also remembered to order some re-inkers for my copics pens. (Finally) Check out what else they have for sale here.



Here is today's card


I am trying to make more 'spring-like' cards in a desperate hope that the weather will take the hint but it seems to be ignoring me at the moment. 

The image is another one of my magnolia stamps that I have had for ages and haven't used for a long time. I love the cute little lamb. It reminds me that this time last year I saw my first lamb being born in the field next to my garden. It was amazing!! Graham and I were just leaning on the farmer's fence for hours watching the miracle happen before our eyes. The imahge has been coloured with my promarker pens. The Ribbon, papers and cards are from my stash and the butterflies are Nellie Snellen embossing punches. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Milk and Coffee Challenge - make it cute - 27.2.13
Card makin mamas - Birthday - 28.2.13
My time to craft - Inspired by a film/Song (Silence of the Lambs) - 28.2.13
Allsorts - Animals - 28.2.13
Totally papercrafts Challenge - hope for Spring - 28.2.13
Alphabet Challenge - Anything with wings - 1.3.13
Stamping Sensations -  fur and feathers - 27.2.13
 
 
Enjoy the rest of the evening
 
hugs
Hayley and Graham
 




Monday, 25 February 2013

Settled????

Good Evening All

The weather forecast this evening has reported that it is now going to be 'Settled' for the next few days???? What does that mean? Does it mean that it is going to get warmer so that the temperature is nearer to what is expected at this time of year OR is it going to remain freezing cold OR is it going to begin snowing again and this is what they mean when they say the word 'Settled'? Whatever they mean it has resulted in me filling the hot water bottles again. Pusskat is enjoying the duvet being on the sofa in the evening. She burrows her self underneath and leaves just her nose peeking out. Ahhhhh! So sweet.

Here is today's card:








I have used lots of scraps for this card - scraps of card, paper, ribbon, odd gems and flowers. The image is a Hanglar and Stanglar and has been coloured using my copic pens.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes - 26.2.13
Totally Gorjuss - Happy (Sentiment) - 28.2.13
Stamping Sensations - Fur and Feathers - 27.2.13
Dream Valley Challenges - Ribbon and Bling - 8.3.13
Kaboodle Doodles - Ribbon - 26.2.13

Enjoy your evening and keep warm.

Hugs
Hayley and Graham

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Hot Water Bottle and Duvet......

Hi Everyone

How can it be so cold and it not be snowing????? It's freezing! After work we have been having a hot bath and then snuggling on the sofa with a hot water bottle and our duvet. It''s been lovely to catch up on all of the films that we have recorded over the past few months. but it's not getting any 'Mother's Day' cards made.

Here is one of the cards that I did manage to make:


I have used one of my old Magnolia stamps and coloured them using Pro Markers pens (my copics are fast running out). I thought that the bright colours of the Promarkers were better for this Easter Card. All of the papers and card were from my personal stash and the little eggs are from a 'House Mouse Designs' set. I have shown the inside of my card too. I always decorate the insides as I feel that it make the card look finished and it's an excuse for not having to think of a sentiment/verse to put in it.

I am entering this card into the following challenges :
 
Great Impressions - Have a heart - 28.2.13
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes - 26.2.13
Oldie but a Goodie - Bright Colours - 4.3.13
Sketch Saturday - Sketch - 28.2.13
My Time to craft - Inspired by a Song "chick, chick, chick,chick, chicken, lay a little egg for me" 27.2.13
The Ribbon Girl - Anything Goes (+ Magnolia stamp) 1.3.13
 
Have a good evening everyone, I'm off to top up my hot water bottle.
 
Hugs
Hayley and Graham
 
 
 





Monday, 18 February 2013

More Physio

Another physio session today. I'm sure that the more painful the massage is the more good it is doing. (I am sure that if I continue to say this then I will begin to believe it soon.) I am gradually reducing my tablets and so I do expect my shoulder to be more painful than normal and with the extra exercises that I have been given, then I am definitely beginning to feel it.

Here is today's card:-


The magnolia 'Tilda' has been coloured using copics pens and mounted on various layers of card and patterned paper from my stash. The little sentiment has come from Craftwork Cards and the card has been finished with flowers and gems (also from my stash).

I am entering this card in the following challenges :-

Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes - 18.2.13
Card Makin Mamas - Birthday - 28.2.13
Simply Create Too - Mothers day or Female - 28.2.13
ABC Challenge - Happy Birthday - 26.2.13
Milk & Coffee - Make it cute - 27.2.13
Pin and Tack - Anything Goes - 28.2.13
 
Have a good evening

Hugs
Hayley and Graham

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Yeah ... I am a winner

Just a quick visit....

I have just found out that I am a winner at Inky Impression - Love Challenge. You can see my entry here.

I am sooo excited. It's always extra nice when another crafter appreciates your work.

Enjoy your evening

Hugs
Hayley and Graham

What happened to my half term....

Good afternooon everyone

I am a bit worried to be sitting here and it is Sunday afternoon already. What happened to my half term.......and that I will be back at work tomorrow. I live on the border of Devon and Somerset and last week Somerset schools  were on their half term where as Devon schools were still in. I worked all through the week, teaching in various schools in Devon and tomorrow I shall be back to my regular schools in Somerset.

I did manage to finish sorting out my craft room though and I am very pleased with myself. It's amazing what crafting goodies I have found that I have bought and then put away.

I have managed to make a card in my clean and tidy space:

I have used this cute image of a boy on his bike from Hanglar and Stanglar. He has been cloured using copics pens and then mounted on several layers of card and papers from stash drawers (that seem fuller than ever) The sentiment (from Craftwork Cards) and has foam mounted to raise it up so it stands out. 

I shall be entering this card into the following challenges.

Charisma Cards - Anything Goes - 20.2.13
Sandy's Crafty Creations - Anything Goes + a twist (Birthdays) - 28.2.13
Sweet Stamping Challenge - Stars and Stripes - 22.2.13
Delicious Doodles - For the boys - 21.2.13
Broken Box Stock - Happy Birthday - 28.2.13
Deep Ocean challenge - B for .....(Boy/Blue/Birthday/Bike) - 24.2.13
Crafty Boots Challenge - Blue and White - 24.2.13
Pixies Crafty Workshop - Snippets - 23.2.13
ABC Challenge - Happy Birthday - 22.2.13
 
Enjoy your Evening
 
Hugs
Hayley and Graham
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, 11 February 2013

As good as it gets.....

Good Evening All....

I have just been to the hospital for my latest check up to see how my shoulder is coming alone. I am now able to raise ny arm above my head but not quite straight up and it can move to just over half way up when my arm is at the side. I can't move it at all towards the back. The specialist has said that it is probably as much movement as I can expect to get back. The physiotherapist is working overtime on it and it aches so much when she has finished. I keep complaining about all of the damage that has been caused by the seat belt but when I think about what could have happened if i hadn,t been wearing it. Oooouch!!!!


Here is todays card

It's a gorgeous valentines card using the LOTV image and coloured using copics pens. I used nestabilities to cut out the matts and then layered them onto offcuts of patterned papers and card. Decorative swirls were cut from 'Accents' cartridge for my cricut and the little butterflies were made using my cut and emboss punches. The sentiment was from a stamp from 'Inca Stamps'.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

Ladybug crafts - Valentines/and or Love - 28.2.13
Simply Create too - Valentines - 14.2.13
Top Tip Tuesday - Let me call you sweetheart - 17.2.13
Paper Pretties Challenge - Valentines - 12.2.13
Dream Valley - Valentines - 15.2.13
Inky Impressions - Love - 12.2.13
Allsorts - Valentines - 14.2.13
 
Have a great evening

hugs 
Hayley and Graham

Sunday, 10 February 2013

On the mend....

Good evening Everyone

I have just about recovered from my cold. Although i felt well enough in myself, my head felt as if it belonged to someone else.

we have had a house full this weekend, eith visitors coming and going. It's always nice to see friends and relatives but it seems that we always want to show them the whole area. Normally what we could take a full week to go and see, we try and squeeze it into 2 days. Then we wonder why we feel shattered at the end of it.

i did manage to get a card done and would like to share it with you.


I think this stamp is so sweet and I have coloured it using my copic pens (i must remember to fill these) The swirly accent was cut from 'Accents' cartridge for my Cricut and those darling little punched and embossed butterflies have made their appearance again. Papers, cards and glitter are from my stash.

i will be entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes - 10.2.13
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes - 11.2.13
Through the craft door - Anything goes - 11.2.13
Crafts and Me - Favourite colour (Pink/Red) - 11.2.13
Gingerloft Challenge - Red - 23.2.13
flutterby Wednesday - Anything + Butterfly 12.2.13
Oldie but a goodie (tilda stamp)- Red and Pink - 17.2.13
 
Enjoy what is left of your evening.
 
hugs
Hayley and Graham
 
 









Monday, 4 February 2013

I am soooo ill......

Good Evening Everyone

I am feeling under the weather today. No sooner do I get rid of the dreaded bug that everyone had over Christmas than I woke up to a sore throat and a runny nose. As the day has gone on i have developed a constant sneeze. it's typical ....just in time for half term.

Here is tdays card :


I am having a bit of change from my usual LOTV image and decided to use a stamp that I have had for ages. This Tilda is so sweet in her pink jeans and pink hat. just how pink can you make a card? The image has been coloured using my copics and I have added some fairy dust to her wings to make them sparkle. The sentiment, which is also very old, is from Inca stamps. (I have tried to find one on the internet so that I can put in a link but can't find one) All of the papers and card that I used for matts are from my stash. The little butterflies (my favourite embellishment at the moment) have been punched and embossed using my nellie snellen punch and emboss set.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

Paper crafting Journey - for a girl - 5.2.13
Natalie and Amy - Something old and Something new - 28.2.13
Crafts and Me - favourite embellishments (butterflies) - 28.2.13
Stamp N Doodle - Girls/Ladies Birthday - 5.2.13
Polka Doodles - Layers of Pink + Red - 10.2.13
Flutterby Wednesday - Anything + Butterfly - 5.2.13


I am off to have another Lemsip ATISHOOOOOO!!!!

Have a good evening

Hugs
Hayley and Graham

Sunday, 3 February 2013

More Trouble !

Good Afternoon All

My poor old computer is not having a good time at the moment. Graham spent ages last night trying to make it perform faster and he has done a fantastic job. Now I have just knocked a cup of coffee over the key board. I did mop it up pretty quickly and left it on its side for a while and I am now typing with my fingers crossed that nothing else goes wrong.

I haven't made many cards today as life seems to be taking over a bit at the moment. I have managed to make one card to show though -


The image is one that I bought yesterday. It is by Woodware and I just had to have it. I used up a selection of off cuts of paper and card from my stash to paper piece the boat and make the matts. Blue buttons and ribbons were also leftovers. To finish off the card I added lots of 'pretend stitches' around the matts to match the stitching on the image.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafting for all Seasons - Buttons and Bows - 4.2.13
Jellypark Challenges - Button Up - 7.2.13
Crafty Sentiments - Buttons and Bows - 3.2.13
ABC Christmas Challenge -  B for Bows or Boys - 4.2.13
Creative Inspirations - One for the Guys - 4.2.13
Fairytale Challenge - Stitching (real or fake) - 15.2.13
 
Enjoy the rest of your day
 
Hugs
Hayley and Graham
 
 
 


Saturday, 2 February 2013

Computer Trouble

Good Evening Everyone.

Unfortuantely I have been having a few computer problems (AGAIN!) As we speak Graham is scratching his head and peering into the screen and tutting quite loudly. I am using his laptop so that I can visit Blogland this evening. Hopefully, mine will be up and running again soon.

Here is today's card : -



Another one of those gorgeous images from LOTV I just love thesse. Once again the image has been coloured using my copics pens and then mounted on a fancy matt of black card. All of the papers and card are from my scrap stash (You would think that this would be going down rapidly...but it isn't)

I will be entering this card into the following challenges :-

Whimsy Stamps - Fancy Edges - 9.2.13
Loves Rubber Stamps - Have a heart - 4.2.13
Papercraft Star - Frame - 4.2.13
Oazak - Anything Goes + Favourite Colours - 28.2.13
Winter Wonderland - Monochromatic - 6.2.13
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Love and Marriage - 28.2.13
Cardmakin Mamas - Love - 14.2.13
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes - 6.2.13
Pin and Tack - Anything Goes - 28.2.13
Sweet Stamping Challenge - Love is all around - 7.2.13
Allsorts - Lets go cute - 9.2.13
my time to craft - love is in the air - 7.2.13

It seems to be that time of year when all of the challenges are lnked to love and romance. Ahhhh!

Have a good evening

Hugs
Hayley and Graham
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Thursday, 31 January 2013

Music Expert (In my Dreams!!!)

Good evening All

Today will need to be a very quick visit as I still have to sort out my music lesson for tomorrow. It is probably my weakest area. I struggle to find the 'PLAY' button on the CD player so when I was asked to teach the children how to play the ukulale you can imagine my suprise (and alarm!). I am now and expert at how to play a C chord ...... but nothing else (Yet!!)

Here is todays card :)


The image is LOTV. I love this collection and can see me using it lots and lots. I have coloured it using my copics pens and cut it using my nestabilites. All of the matts are made from paper and card from my scrap drawers. I love Pink and Black....It really stands out. The sentiment is a very old stamp that I have and I think it is from INCA crafts. The butterflies have been punched out of scraps of paper and then embossed..

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Inky Impressions - Bingo (Pink, Sentiment, Die & Punch) 4.2.13
Gingerloft - Love is in the air - 7.2.13
Scrap Creations - Valentines - 11.2.13
Creative Card Crew - Girly - 2.2.13
Creative craft challenge 2 - New Beginnings (new life) -
 
 
Have a good evening

Hugs
Hayley and Graham