Tuesday, 31 July 2012

A LITTLE BIT OF FUN... Mermaids & Water..Babies

Good Morning all, A very big welcome to my new followers... Thank you so much for joining me x x
Well It's Tuesday and over at Tag Tuesday.. the theme is " Mermaids... Water Babies".. The image I used is a Mo Manning Digi... she is cute!! I inked the background by using Dylusions ink  Vibrant Turquoise & London Blue.. The sea stamps are from crafty individuals...  Thank you so much for your visit today..
http://tagtuesday.blogspot.co.uk/   Hugs May x x x

Monday, 30 July 2012


Hi All, Well today is the start of another weekly Challenge over at Whoopsi Daisy.. Team B this week! the Theme is "Lots of Layers"  I have used the cute image from sheet 137.. Great prizes to be won!! so pop over and take part, we all would love to see you there.. Whilst you are there please take the time to check out my lovely teamies they truly are a lovely bunch of  girls....and visit the Whoopsi Daisy Digi shop.. you get 4 digi's per sheet..AmAzing value.. http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.co.uk/

Also I would like to thank my new followers for taking the time to join me.. I really do appreciate you all.. new & old followers you all mean so much... Thank you... Hugs May x x x

Sunday, 29 July 2012


                                                   Make yourself comfortable why dont ya!!!!
Good Morning all, I hope you are having a great Sunday.. well it's Challenge time over at Vintage Artisans.. and for this fortnight the theme is TRAVEL..  We have yet again some fabulous Sponsors.. Dragons Lair & The Crafty Pad.. For my card I used the image Dodge Tourer from Dragons Lair..
 Well would you look at the cheeky fox.. she visits everyday for a tit-bit... normally in the evening Well this pic was taken at 06.30am this am fast asleep she was waiting for us to get up.. Gosh next she will be expecting a newspaper!!!.. Hugs May x x x
Pop over to http://vintageartisans.blogspot.co.uk/ and join in the challenge great prizes to be won But most of all we all would love to see you there. x x x x

Friday, 27 July 2012

Fussy & Fancy Challenge 68 " Vintage (distressing & lace)

Good morning all, It's the start of a new challenge over at Fussy & Fancy, the Theme for this fortnight is Vintage (distressing & lace)  boy o boy you should see the fabulous makes my lovely teamies have made for this challenge!! pop over and take a look.. http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/  and whilst your there take part we would love to see your wonderful creations....
For my card I used this little stamp from Carmen Medlin for SCAD.. I used promarkers to colour, The backing papers are from My Minds Eye.. Paris & co.. the elements are from my stash..
Thank you so much for your visit today.. Have a great Friday.. Hugs May x x x

Wednesday, 25 July 2012


Whoop, Whoop... It's offical I have been lucky enough to be chosen as a DT Member for the fabulous Crafting Time..
Crafting Time is a small Business supplying fabulous crafting materials...cardmaking, scrapbooking, jewellery, paints, mixed media and much more Crafting time is based in Cambridgeshire.
They have a bricks & mortar store as well as shopping on-line..
http://itscraftingtime.blogspot.co.uk/  come on over for a peek... Hugs May x x x

Dragons Dream Tag it on...Alice & Rabbit.. Situation

Hi All, Well for the next fortnight over at Dragons Dream.. the recipe is.. Alice...Rabbit... Situation... for this tag I stamped the rabbit which is from Artistic Stampers.. the clock face is a TH die.. the sentiment is from Indigoblu Alice set.. The background was coloured with assorted Distress inks.. the elements were from my stash... So pop over to http://dragon-dragonsdream.blogspot.co.uk/ and take part its fun... and visit my lovely teamies their work is fabulous....
 Thank you for your visit... Hugs May x x x x


Good Morning , Looks like another hot sunny day!! I hope where you are you are getting some sunshine.. Well its Weds and that means one thing.. we have a busy day snooping on all the desks from all over the world, and you dont even have to leave the house..This is all down to the lovely Julia over at http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk/  pop over and take a peek.. join in if you like.. be warned its addictive but fun....
 New goodies.. my dear friend visited yesterday for craft...coffee....chat...cake... lovely!! and I got these fab stamps from her.. I have been after these oxford Impressions stamps for a wee while.. the lovely poppy stamp from indigoBlu..cover a card scene (trees & birds) and the hot air balloon shoe  these two are from IO Impression Obession.. the rest of the desk is my very own mess.. I am making an altered Matchbox with some friends.. but nothing to see just that the box has a second layer of paint..... take care all and thank you for your visit today... Hugs May x x x x

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

A Card Today

Good morning everyone, I do hope you all are having some lovely sunshine.. We have been so lucky in the South East to be having beautiful sunny days  long may it last!!! A big welcome to my new followers.. Thank you for taking the time to join me x x x
 I bought this little stamp a few weeks back .. she's from Marianne D.. I have made this card for a dear friend who had helped me a lot over the last few weeks with my daughters wedding etc.... she is visiting me today for lunch and a chat... she is one in a million.. and a wee crafter which is fab..so maybe we will make a card.. or maybe we will just eat cake & chat.. hmmmm.. or we could do Both!!
I will enter this card into  the following challenges
http://mariannedesigndivas.blogspot.co.uk/ (anything goes)
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ (distress) 

Monday, 23 July 2012


The challenge I wish to enter this card is Fashionable stamping challenge (lets get inky) and The Stampman (anything goes.. summer colours)  I really had a great time being covered in ink I so enjoyed making this card... these are my fav colours! 
I wish to say a Big thank you to my new followers.. It is so kind of you to join my blog...thank you x
entered into:
 http://fashionablestampingchallenges.cottagecrafts.ie/  (lets get inky)
http://thestampmanchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ (anything goes. summer colours)

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Altered Elusions Challenge 4 " Travel"

 Happy Sunday everyone.. I do hope the sun is shining in your part of the country... Well it's time for another challenge over at Altered Elusions and for the next fortnight the theme is Travel.. you can alter an item.. make a tag or card anything you wish to make is fine as we love to visit all your fab blogs.. There are fabulous prizes to be won too ..So pop over and take a look.. http://alteredelusionsandartitude.blogspot.co.uk/  I would love to see you there!! Have fun.. Hugs May x x x

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Sir Timmie's July Tag

Hi All, Well the sun is shining lovely in East Sussex today.. whoo-hoo-- I hope you all are getting some sunshine too..

                            Proof the sun is shining the furr ball... doing what she does best sleeping zzzzzz
A big welcome to my new followers Its fabulous to have here!! Well I've been trying to complete my Tim Holtz July Tag... my version.. as this one I did'nt  have most of the products.. I only had blue alcohol ink no red... no stamps for the 4th July celebration... so I just had to ink the background of the card with Distress Inks ..used a crafty individual London scene stamp and a die cut of Big Ben from marianne D .. I did have his Kraft Core stack whoop, whoop.. Its my Birthday soon so I hope to top up on my collection of alcohol inks.. Thank you for your visit today.. Happy Saturday!! Hugs May x x x
if you would like to have a look over at Tim's blog here's the link http://timholtz.com/

Thursday, 19 July 2012

A little gift for the Bride & Groom..

Well  the Bride & Groom return from their Honeymoon today... so I have made them this gift as a memory of their special day... I do hope they like it... Mind you I expect I will be busy with scrapbook layouts for months..Once I get the pics from my daughter...

I got the inspiration to make this from work... A patient had given something similar to the other team of nurses as a Thank You... I dont know the pt's name but a big thank you for the inspiration...
It is made up of different sized flowers... I wanted to do this with butterflies but I only had small butterfly punches.. But at least I have used pink which were her colours...
I have scheduled this for 7pm  as my daughter will visiting us then as having a long snooze after their long flight .. so I hope it works as never done this before...
Thank you for your visit today.. Hugs May x x x x

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Magnolia Edwin card Today

Hi, everyone, I was having a play with my Magnolia stamps and discovered this little Edwin stamp that had never been inked... How could I!! tut tut... Well I decided to sort that one!! He's so cute methinks..  He's been coloured with my promarkers.. Papers are from Basic Grey.. the leaves are from a magnolia ink die.. the flower is from a Marianne die.. the little ticket sentiments ase from Whimsy Stamps.. the Buttons are from SU.. I would like to enter this card into 3 challenges!!
http://midweekmagnolias.blogspot.co.uk/  (use Edwin)
http://tildastown.wordpress.com/  (man or boy card using Edwin)
http://simplymagnolia.blogspot.co.uk/ ( embossing..I used dry embossing on flower)
Thank you so much for your visit today.. Hugs May x x x x

Vintage Artisans Challenge #2 Steampunk

Hi Everyone,   Firstly I would like to welcome and Thank my new followers.. Thank you for taking the time to join me!! WELCOME...
Well today is the start of the second challenge over at http://vintageartisans.blogspot.co.uk/ and the theme for the next fortnight is Steampunk...

Items I used...
Stamps... Personal Impressions  ( off the wall by Lindsay Mason)
Stamps.... Indigo Blu.... (Grand tour 1)
Stamps....Creative Expressions...(steampunk Dream)
Stamps....Artistic Stamper..... ( bubble effect)

Background was inked with Tim Holtz  victorian velvet...Milled Lavender then sprayed with Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist (Pewter).
Some seam binding coloured with TH  Victorian Velvet Distress ink...

I would love to see you over at Vintage Artisans.. really great Goodies to be won.... looking foward to your creations.... see you there! Hugs May x x x x

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

DragonsDream TIO Challenge... Considering steampunk...

Hi All, Well for the next fortnight over at Dragons Dream Tag it on..
http://dragon-dragonsdream.blogspot.co.uk/   the theme  is Considering Steampunk.. This recipe was chosen by the lovely Monique...Ingredients are a little fantasy...Inventions & Victoriana.. Rules are to use a Tag and at least one stamped image..
For my Tag I used the stamp sets  steampunk dreams & time by creative expressions..The background I used the embossing folder (heavy Duty) from Couture creations on  a black tag then used silver ink to highlight to gave a metal appearance I used a little of that metal repair tape I got from B&Q and run it through the cogs Tim Holtz embossing folder then used black soot DI to distress it.. the metal butterfly was from my stash.... and the small watch parts are also from my stash....
So pop on over and take part I would love to see you there.. dont forget to drop by the fabulous DT Teams blogs you wont be disappointed.. see you there.. Thank you for your visit... Hugs May x x x


                                                                  REMEMBER THESE!

This is the reason for me being awol.. My Gorgeous daughter got married on the 30th June to her wonderful partner Mike.. and the shoes made their debut!! Mike is the one sitting at the table  and my DH in the background.. I took these pics as the official ones we will get when my daughter  returns from honeymoon.

                                                         Bride and Father of the Bride

Now onto this AmAzing piece of artwork from Michelle over at
http://thehobbyroomuk.blogspot.co.uk/  Michelle does the most fabulous creations on her blog.. This canvas was her 1st commission.. I was so delighted Michelle agreed to make this for me it is Gorgeous and takes pride & place in my craft room... Thank you so much Michelle I will treasure it!!

 Well, I have missed you all over the last few weeks so looking foward to doing some catch up (snooping) on your blogs/desks today... over at the lovely Julia's http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk/  Hugs May x x x x


Sunday, 8 July 2012

Altered Elusions Challenge #3 " ANYTHING GOES"

Good morning everyone, and a big welcome to my new followers... Thank you all for taking the time to join my blog x x x x

For the next two weeks over at Altered Elusions the Theme is Anything goes! http://alteredelusionsandartitude.blogspot.co.uk/

Come on over and join in with us we also would love to see your cards and tags as well as altered art/items.. We have some fantastic sponsors on board!! Pop over and check out the fabulous DT Teams creations and join in.. Looking foward to seeing your fab creations.

I made a box for a new baby... I use the fabulous Graphic 45 papers, and the Mariposa papers from DCWV, lots of cute embellishments  the bare box was painted with White & Charcoal acrylic paints.. the grey/ charcoal was chosen as this was the new Mum's favorite colour.. inside I had made some bootees for the new baby boy!!.
Thank you all for your visit today.. Have a happy Sunday!! Hugs May x x x

Tuesday, 3 July 2012


Hi Everyone, Another challenge over at Whoopsi Daisy, this week the theme is White on White, I was quite amazed at how many shades of white cardstock is out there.. the cute digi image  I used is from sheet 348.. and you get 4 images per sheet great value.. pop over and take part great prizes to be won.. http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.co.uk/ you dont have to use a WD image but if you do you can win more. whilst your visiting have a peek at the DT Team blogs and creations.. looking foward to seeing you there!! Hugs May x x x

Monday, 2 July 2012


Good Morning all, A new Challenge has began this week over at http://vintageartisans.blogspot.co.uk/ The lovely Abbie & Suzejo have worked so hard to get this fantastic fortnighly challenge up & running.. I made a tag for our first challenge.. So please pop over and visit the DT Teams creations & blogs.. we would all love to see you there! Thank you so much for your visit.. Hugs May x x x