Friday, 31 December 2010

It was my sister's birthday this month and I made her this card using Craftworks cards and Henbury Lane paper and a Kanban topper, something special for my special sister!

For Christmas, I made my kids teachers some easel calendars, thought they would be a little something special.

Tuesday, 28 December 2010


Hope you had a fab Christmas and are all looking forward to the New Year.  Having some issues with the website provider, so think I will stick with my blog!

Emma starts school full time in January, so hopefully will have more creation time ... So, enjoy the rest of Christmas and I will blog again really soon xxx

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Time Off

Am taking some time away from my blog to work on the website and take time to enjoy Christmas with my family.

Have a lovely christmas and new year


Friday, 3 December 2010

Been Sooo Busy

Been too long I know!  I have been very busy getting ready for Christmas.  All the presents are bought and stashed, the turkey is in the freezer and so just the bits of nibbles to get!

I did my first Christmas Fayre last week, that was an eye opener lol

I have also had some birthdays, so been making cards like there is no tomorrow!

Having a little trouble uploading pics at the moment but as soon as I rectify the problem I will post lots of pics.

I have also been designing my website so please feel free to take a look.


Friday, 19 November 2010

oooh I nearly forgot

I am also now the proud owner of a Cricut Create ... I love it and have used it loads already ....

Promise to post pics soon x

Still here lol

Yes, I am still here and still frantically making cards, the Christmas Fayre is next week ... and I am sure I dont yet have enough...

We have also been having a new kitchen put in for the last week, hopefully they will be finished today, its difficult to concentrate with the smell of paint fumes wafting past your nose lol

Monday, 8 November 2010

I'm Still Here!

Not been posting much, sorry about that.  I have secured a table at my kids school christmas fayre.  I am very nervous as I have never done anything like this and so am frantically making cards and gifts!

I will post with some piccies soon xxx

Friday, 5 November 2010

Cricut Create

I am so excited!

My new create turned up and, after resting up a pulled ligament in my back, have started to cut and create.

I sat and cut out some months that I made on inkscape/SCAL2 for mum and mil's calendar.  Got a list of cards to make for mum and mil so better get on!

Post some piccies soon

Monday, 1 November 2010

Welcome to November

Good morning, been having a little trouble posting, but I am back now.  Not been too busy on the card making front as half term takes up all my time, but I did manage a card for my mum to give to my cousin and also some money wallets for my sister to use at Christmas.

The birthday card, used a Jolly Nation image and some paper from Forever friends and I used a plain mount which I put through the cuttlebug with the spot and dots folder.

The money wallets are a simple design and then I printed off some digi stamps and used my promarkers to colour them in and cut the names with my cuttlebug (good old cuttlebug lol) and added some glitter ... hope you like them, be back with some new cards very soon x

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

New Cards

Finally got around to making some new cards last night!  The first is one I made for my sons friend, Scooby Doo and and some embossed backing.

Next was a plea for help from Buzz on DoCrafts.  It's her husband's 50th and she wanted him to have loads of cards ... so here it is lol

Hope you like them!

Off to do some more christmas shopping this week. Got quite a lot already ... just love Christmas xxx

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Saturday Night - JUST lol

I gave my sister the art deco cards I made for her, she was over the moon.  I love it when my cards are so well received!

Went off to Lakeside shopping today with my Mum and my sister.  Spent 8 hours looking round the shops and visiting The Range.  Managed to get some bits for Christmas, so that was good, also managed to pick up some rather pretty flowers from The Works.  My sister has asked me to make some money wallets, so need to add them to the list ... the list of To Dos is growing, so need to get crafty very soon.

Will upload some pics as soon as I have some new bits to show you.

I am seriously considering a die cutting machine, the Cricut is favourite at the mo, was looking at the expression but think I might start with the Create and see how I get on, funds will have to allow first tho lol.  Any opinions?


Tuesday, 19 October 2010

New Cards

Some new cards made on commission.  The first is a KennyK digi stamp which I have coloured with ProMarkers.  This is for my nephew, from my MIL.

Next, is another card made on commission for my neighbour, it had to be pink and purple and even though for a 60th was not to have that on it lol!  I made this using My Craft Studio, Deco Follies, added some glitter to the feathers and a tough of gloss on the dresses.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

New Facebook Page

Been busy taking pics of all the cards I have made that are available to buy and putting them on my new facebook page ... gills handmade cards and keepsakes, there is a link on here so feel free to have a nose!

Friday, 15 October 2010


As promised, here is the xbox controller card I made ...

I decoupaged the buttons and put glossy accents on to the coloured buttons and xbox symbol.

He is absolutely mad on these games and is looking forward to Black Ops coming out, which is the controller on the card!

Also, it's my friends birthday next week, so got the promarkers out and a KennyK image, some stamping and glitter later this is the card I made, I think it suits her perfectly lol xxx


Thursday, 14 October 2010

Evening ...

Well, it's nearly the end of the week and it's Sam's 14th birthday at the weekend ... I have been a little busy and made him a xbox controller card, will post a pic soon.

I am so happy I have my first follower and comment, thanks ever so much ...

Be back soon with some more posts xxx

Monday, 11 October 2010

Some new cards

Finally got back to some card making last night.  My sister asked me to make some art deco cards for her.  I used My Craft Studio Deco Follies and 8x8 cards from Craft Works that I picked up from Ally Pally. 

I used Glossy Accents on the flowers and some of the folds in the dresses and glitter on the white fur on the Christmas card.

Hope you like them x


Then, after having a little play with my promarkers and stamps, thought I has better get on with my friend's birthday card.

I used a stray image I had and added and stamped Happy Birthday.



Saturday, 9 October 2010


It's Saturday again and my course work is finally over, sat up until 1am this morning getting it finished, then my lovely hubby gave me a lie in this morning.

Need to catch up with my card making now as a little behind, got an anniversary and a birthday to get done, then it's the eldest step-sons birthday next week too, so after making a laptop card for Jack, need to make something equally as impressive for Sam!

Going to have my breakfast now, I can smell the bacon cooking lol

Will post some more later x

Thursday, 7 October 2010

What a Lovely Day

I can't believe what a beautiful day it is out there, I have just come back from Tesco (hurray lol) where I picked up a bbq for £6.00, what a bargain ... makes a change lol

My friend came for coffee this morning and I was showing her the colouring I had done with my promarkers, she thought they were fantastic (blush) and said he daughter would love them, I had one I had done in A4 so I gave it to her, she was thrilled.

Currently I am thinking about outlets where I can sell my cards, so watch this space lol

Have a lovely afternoon and will post some more goodies very soon.


Thursday Morning ... just

Been sitting here for hours trying to finish the last assignment on my OU course.  I am down to one question and now I am falling asleep lol really want to get it finished so I can get back to the cards ... I have some deco ones on the way, so once I have finished them, I will share them with you.

Nathan's Harvest assembly went really well this morning, he had some lines to read and he was fab, its lovely to see them all singing along and enjoying it.

night night

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

A Word Book for my Brother and SIL

After feeling sorry for myself yesterday, I thought I had better check the date ... and low and behold it is my Brothers anniversary very soon.  I have made mum's card, as you know, but thought I had better get on with it ... then I drew a blank, a complete and utter blank ... I looked through the hundreds of images I have on cd, I looked through the dozens of deopage sheets that I have, then finally decided on a wordbook.  Probably not your traditional anniversary card or indeed colours, but hey I kinda like it, hope you do too x

I used the FunkyHands cd for this one, and some pearls (what else) on the front, then used my beloved new MS punch on the sentiments and finished it off with some ribbon.


After being up at stupid o'clock with Emma I now feel a little more alive and am ready to face the day.  We have Nathan's Harvest assembly this morning and he has some reading to do, so better take the camera!

Catch up soon

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Feeling yuck!

Been feeling really yuck today so not done very much but I did get a box from WHSmiths to hold my Promarkers!  (My hubby found it for me and it is perfect!)

I wanted to share with you a "cake" keepsake I made recently for my friends wedding.  And the card, which is A4 and created from Forever Friends cd and lots of glitter lol.

Hope you like it x


Monday, 4 October 2010

My Latest Card - Pearl Anniversary

I have made this for my Mum to give to my Brother and SIL for their 30th anniversary, a bit of glitter and lots of pearls.  I designed it on My Craft Studio and it is on some lovely new cards that I picked up ay Ally Pally.

I hope you like it, I will post pics of my other cards on here, just give me some time lol.  Note to self: take photos from different angles lol


Well, here goes ...

I have finally decided to make a blog and show the world my creations.  I hope you like them.  I will try and post as often as I can, but being a busy mum and carer and doing open university as well, time is always tight, but not too tight to craft!

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