Friday, 24 October 2014


Hi to everyone, regulars and new visitors

Thank you for being patient and returning. My lovely son passed on yet another bug to me, and then went off to scotland on holiday with his girlfriend. I won't go into details, but it ended with severe aching in the neck, shoulders, arms and back. Because my Ebosser eventually went to crafting heaven, I didn't have the strength in my arm to use the musical one ( Joy Trouvaille ).

Anyway, you can't keep me down for long.

Thank you all for my birthday wishes, that was so thoughtful X

This card is something a little different for me, well maybe not, well maybe a little. You decide! . I hope you like it.

Products used:-

8x8 Card- Anna Marie Design, absolutetly fantastic card 300gsm
Pastle mirri card, Lemon
Gold card C&C 163-187
Flowers:- Sue Wilson - finishing touches, Classic Rose
Guilding flake- Crafty notions-Pitate treasure,Copper Thunder and Sunshine
Sue Wilson- French Collection- Corner Borders & Tags
Spellbinders- Fancy tags Two
Marianne design- Creatables Leaves
Butterflies, TBA

Again, I hope you like this one. I think this is one that looks better when you are holding it in front of you.

Kind Regards :-)

Tina XX 

Saturday, 18 October 2014


Hi Everyone

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend, and that the weather is more pleasant where you are, and not like a wet Wiltshire.

I just wanted to drop a line to say thank you for all your lovely comments, or shall I say all the ones I can read. I changed something on my blog to be able to receive more messages. Although I received 35 messages, when I went in to read them only 16 came up. I just didn't want any new people looking at my blog thinking I was rude in not saying thank you.

So until I try to sort out my blog I would like to Thank You all BIG TIME.

If anyone has any ideas I would be very grateful.

See you soon

Tina XX

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Kindred Spirits

Hi to my regular ladies and gents, and to anyone that just slips through quietly. Welcome

I made this card quickly today, as I thought after being announced on the CEDT that maybe you would like to see a card and not read about my little kitties. So here goes, my goodness I have never been so nervous.

Products used :-

8x8 White card embossed with Tonic forever moments- Rosalyn
Burnt orangs card from my stash, I can only give you the C & C code 163-187
Pastel mirri card
Black card 300 gsm- Anna Marie designs
Focal point:- Sue Wilson Californian collectio- decorative Frames Set B
Sue Wilson Californian Collection- Hollywood
Spellbinders- Fancy Tags Two
Cheery Lyn- Gardenia Strip
Sue Wilson  Finishing touches- Classic Rose
Marianne design- Creatables LR 0227
Sue Wilson Finishing Touches- Magical butterflies
Little butterfly- TBA
Sentiment- creative Expressions- Thoughtful Sentiments
Creative Expression- Dazzlers
Creative Expressions- Iced Snow
Creative Expressions- Clear dry Glue

Good grief I didn't realise I had used so much, I hope you like it. Hope you visit again!!

Kind Regards :-)

Tina XX

Monday, 13 October 2014


Hi,  to Everyone who visits my blog regularly and to those who just pass through.

I had some fantastic news late last week, that I was lucky enough to get a position on the Creative Expression design Team. I've had some lovely messages left on my blog saying I should be on a design team somewhere, and when the position to join the CEDT was announced, I was encouraged to apply, I never thought I for one moment I would be lucky, and to get a position with Creative Expressions is a wonderful compliment. Now I am "very nervous", there's one thing applying and another achieving it. Good grief what have I done.

Thank you all so much for the support you have given me over our tough times lately and for the lovely congratulation messages.


Tina XX :-)

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Just love em so much

Just wanted to share this with you all. bubble is always the one to give cuddles, and she really loves her bro!

They are on the cat chair in my workroom having a cuddle

aren't kitties so cute. I have never rescued two kitties from the same family before, and watching them I think all pets should be be given a home in pairs, it's so beautiful to watch. this is how they sleep most of the time.

Tina XX

Saturday, 11 October 2014

So Lucky

Am I the luckiest person ever. I have made some wonderful friends on my blog who have given me such support lately, with everything that is going on. I came home from the wholesalers on Thursday, I had only been in a short while and the door bell rang. When I opened the door my lovely postman Jym was stood there with a big smile on his face with my post and two boxes. I was so choked when I read the cards. I had two beautiful bunches of flowers, one from, Lancashire Steph and Margaret corgi owner. I know these lovely ladies as Steph and Margaret, but I just wanted you to know what beautifully, kind people I have on my blog and also on Sue Wilson's blog. Thank you so much  Steph and Margaret for your support.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Bow withdrawal symptons card

Good morning blog friends.

I didn't realise it was so late.. Don't you just get carried away with arty farty things. welcome to all the lovely new people that have visited my blog " welcome " and hope you will return.

for all my regular lovely ladies that visit me here. I have some news about Anthea. She saw her consultant today,and the treatment is very positive.

I made this card. Kept going back to it and finally finished it just gone midnight.

Products used:-

8X8 card from Anna Marine designs
C&C pastel pink Mirri card
Floral background paper, from Kanban, cleaning out the workroom, so thought I might as well use it
Sue Wilson Austrian collection- Vienna
Spellbinders- Fancy tags two
Spellbinders- Fancy labels tags one
Sue Wilson- Finishing touches- Classic rose
Marianne design- Creatables LR0229
Butterflies ?  will put up later
Creative Expressions- Glacier Ice

I hope you like this one.
Thank you for popping by, hope to see you all again soon.

Tina XX

Saturday, 4 October 2014


Hi to all my regular blog friends, and to those that just pass through, it's real pleasure to read all the lovely comments you leave.

Products used:-

Anna Marie designs 8X8 White card 300gsm, with box
Lilac pastel mirror card
Purple foundation card, CE?
Sue Wilson, Decorative frames set B
Sue Wilson, Californian Collection- Hollywood
Spellbinders, Fancy Tags Two
Cheery Lyn, Gardenia strip die
Sue Wilson, Finishing Touches- Classic Rose
Marianne designs, Creatables- LR0192
Marianne designs, Creatables- LR0229
Spellbinders, Les Papillions Two
Whoops forgot to put the embossing folder details:- Die'sire- Embossalicious
Also, what am I like, Creative Expressions glacier ice for the white rose.

 I really need to get the sack from this job

 I really like the spikey look of the Marianne creatable dies, it makes a nice a change from leaves. I hope you like it.


Tina XX

Thursday, 2 October 2014


I made this card today for a for young lady, and a very special person in our lives. She is going through a very difficult time at the moment, but I know with all the positive thoughts and love sent to her she will know how much we think think of her and that we are here for her every step of the way.

Sent with love, A  XX