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

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
Hayley and Graham

Monday, 25 February 2013


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.

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.
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

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

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
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

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.
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

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
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

Hayley and Graham