Sunday, 23 December 2012


Hi Everyone,

I've been so busy sorry for not checking in sooner.. I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year,.. I wish you all to have great fun with your families & friends, Eat yummy food, great jokes, and a Prevailing atmosphere of peace & joy!

Thank you all so much for being Fabulous blog-friends and taking the time to leave me such lovely comments throughout the year x x x
Here are a few pics of what I've been up to:

                                                             homemade truffles
                                                      my knitted nativity scene

                                                  my knitted dickens mice scene

                          Christmas tree full of memories lots of decorations my children made when they were small,

                                Most of all my dear blog-friends Follow your Dreams x x x x x

                                                         MERRY CHRISTMAS
                                                              Hugs May x x x x

Monday, 17 December 2012


Hi Everyone,
 I hope this finds you all well, I think at last that hacking cough has gone, Gosh I was so embarrassed  the other day with it! I was in a Hospice meeting when I had to leave the room as I could not stop coughing.. I must stress no patient's were present.. I have been avoiding patient's and catching up with paperwork instead this last week, But now I am back on track thank goodness!!

Well the lovely creator of Nicecrane Designs has asked me to be a guest designer for them  I have put a link on my sidebar to their Fabulous shop & blog... or Click HERE  to visit,  These vintage digi's are AmAzing, I am so proud to be asked! pop over and feast your eye's on all these wonderful vintage goodies you will not be disappointed , I made a few items with their images below I hope you enjoy them!!

  This image is from Vintage Christmas scenes, It was difficult to choose which one to use as  they all are  stunning pop over and see the rest in the package..

 This image is from Vintage Santa vol 1 ... Again it was so hard to choose which wonderful image to use, the backing is fabric from my stash that I used and mounted onto card..

 This fabulous image is from Vintage Children's alphabet.. Gorgeous images.. yet again..

I do hope you will pop over and take a look & join this fabulous blog..

Thank you so much for your visit today, Have a great Monday.... Hugs May x x x x

Sunday, 16 December 2012


Hi Everyone, Naughty blogger, I had set this up on a schedule post... But it didn't happen YIKES!!! so I am late... Sorry it was supposed pop up this morning!!!

Well over at Eclectic Ellapu the Challenge is ANYTHING GOES nice & easy!!! so pop over and join in
HERE... This challenge will run until the 5th Jan 2013.... I decided to make a couple of little pillow box gifts..

I expect you all are so busy at this time.. I am a bit like a headless chicken.. soooo much to do soooo little time to do.... Don't get me wrong I Adore this time of the year... it's just life gets in the way of me prep!!! lol... I am so looking forward to all your wonderful entries.. Have fun!! see you there!

Thank you all so much for your visit today... Hugs May x x x

Friday, 14 December 2012


Hi Everyone,

I hope you all are getting sorted for Christmas... I really need to get my skates on YIKES!!! Still some gifts to get & make...You think I would be more organised at my age lol.

Well today is the start of a new challenge, for the next fortnight at Fussy & Fancy  the fun theme is Tags or Banners or both as I have done tee-hee...  Here is my tag for this challenge I love the image I must say and I got a chance to play around with the frantage... love this stuff it's great fun to work with...

I am looking forward to all your fabulous makes for this fun challenge so pop over HERE  and take part..see you there!!!

Thank you so much for your visit today... Hugs May x x x x

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Dragons Dream " CHRISTMAS"

Hi Everyone... This fortnight over at Dragons Dream Tag it On... The Theme is CHRISTMAS...The team decided that maybe you all would enjoy a CHRISTMAS Tag Challenge.... We hope you all agree..... Pop over and read the rules... You need to use at Least one real stamp on your projects!!!

I used a large wooden tag which I covered in Aqua acrylic paint,  then I stamped the Santa image (Tim Holtz stamp)  I  then coated the tag in clear crackle paint The rosette & deer & snowflakes & numbers 25 are all Tim Holtz die cuts... The small stars I punched out and covered in glitter... the bottle top is from its Crafting time shop...itscraftingtime  I am so looking forward to all your Christmas tags over the next fortnight... click HERE to join in the fun.... see you there!!!   Thank you so much for your visit today... Hugs May x x x

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

HAPPY POST........

Hi Everyone,

Winter's here!! It took me over 20 mins to clear the frost from the car at 7am this morning Brrrrrrrrrrr, my fingers were numb... Yikes!!!
But when I got home tonight waiting for me was some Happy Post... don't you just Love Happy Post... A gorgeous Christmas Card from the lovely Redanne... I have been following Anne's blog for sometime now and I always get so much inspiration from her wonderful makes!! if you have never visited Anne well you are in for a Treat you can find her blog HERE  Thank you so much Anne for this Beautiful card I LoVe It all!! It is so kind of you to think of me my friend....Here is the Beautiful card sent to me it's fabulous don't you think!!!

Gorgeous eh!!! Thank you so much for your visit today... Keep warm & safe x x x

Hugs May x x x

Sunday, 9 December 2012


Good Morning Everyone,
I hope this post finds you all well... Well the Festive  Feeling is now filling the air don't you think I have my Tree decorated & Christmas decorations all around... I worked last Christmas Day so this year I have the day off Yipeeeeeee...

Well Today is the start of the Pink Teams Challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu chosen by my lovely Teamie Sheena .... " Jolly & Bright"  It will be fantastic to see all your wonderful festive projects...

I made a festive cone to hold the Candy Canes... I hope you like it & you all will join in the fun...

Well this was a challenge  trying to photograph this cone... I took it into the garden as it was brighter but the wind was too strong.. so I had to continue indoors... so I am sorry for the pics on this post  but hopefully you will get the idea!!... So Looking forward to all your fabulous projects this week you can Link up HERE

Thank you so much for your kind visits Today..... Hugs May x x x x

Friday, 7 December 2012

A Festive Tag.....

Hi Everyone...
I'm sorry for not visiting much this last week but that cough was driving me mad... Glad to report almost gone now & feeling a lot better..

I have made this Tag for a dear blogger friend I do hope she likes it... Made for no reason except to say Thank you for her wonderful blog & Tons of inspiration... & for just being her!! One lovely lady... Can't name her just yet as this was only posted  this morning... So Happy Christmas my dear Friend x x x

 Well I am working this weekend so I hope to catch up with you all when I get home.. Until then keep warm and Thank you so Much for your visit... Hugs May x x x x

Sunday, 2 December 2012


Hi Everyone,
 I am recovering from a heavy cold & cough... It would be so nice to sleep... do you get that when you lie down you start coughing and can't stop!!! Horrid.. I'm Getting slowly better now!! Yikes!! there is snow in some parts on the UK... It is cold here in the South frosty mornings but no snow as yet!!

I have made a little Christmas decoration  after making my chutney I had a couple of little jars left over some I filled with sweets & decorated & this one I popped a little tree inside with some fake snow.. The greenery & berries on the top are from a wreath I bought in the pound shop and broke it up to use on several projects..can't complain for a pound eh!! the bows & trimmings are from my stash.. the little vintage image is from My Crafty Heart store... The tree is pink & glittered I thought my daughter would like it... she liked the tree but not the top of the jar  she thought it was over the top... Cheek of it eh!!! so I will be keeping this for my home at the festive season... Thank you so much for your visit today... Hugs May x x x

I will enter the above in the challenges:
Live and Love Crafts-- Anything but a card
2 Sisters Challenge--Christmas Sparkle
Challenge up your life--- 1st Snow
shericrafts---Tis the season

Wednesday, 28 November 2012


Hi Everyone,

I hope you all are safe from this terrible weather we are having in parts of the UK.. My Thought & prayers go out to the families who have lost loved ones in these floods..

Today is the start of the next Challenge over at Dragons Dream TIO.. The recipe for the next two weeks has been chosen by the lovely Monique.. The Recipe is "MAGICAL MYSTERY" A little mystery---- A little magic.... A little fairydust...  Sounds fun don't you think... Thank you all for taking part the last time your tags were amazing as always!

I used some gloss card for this tag & inked the background with alcohol inks " stream, meadow, lake mist, The stamps  I used are Lavinia  fairy on a branch, leaves & birds..I got a bit carried away with the fairy dust.. I should have used less "methinks"  Well it is coming up to Christmas and the sparkle mode took me over... That's my excuse anyway... tee-hee..
So please pop over to DRAGONS DREAM and take part.. Looking forward to all your Magical Mystery Creations ... see you there!!  Hugs May x x x x 

Sunday, 25 November 2012


Hi Everyone,

I hope you all are well! It's time for another Challenge over at ECLECTIC ELLAPU the Theme this week is
"Celebration with Sparkle" Whoop, Whoop!!  A good excuse to get that Glitter & Bling out and join in the fun this week.. Pop over HERE and see what the Pink Team have come up with this week you won't be disappointed.. Looking forward to seeing  all your wonderful creations as always..

I used a Tilda Christmas stamp.. Gosh I have not used any Tilda stamps for sometime.. I had a lot of fun making this card.. the poinsettia is from the Tim Holtz Die..

Thank you so much for your visit today ... Hugs May x x x x

I would like to enter this card in..

marvelous magnolia challenge... non traditional Christmas colours
tilda town... anything goes

Wednesday, 21 November 2012


Hi Everyone,

I hope you all are doing O.K. I'm not to keen on these dark mornings... get up in the dark... come home in the dark... Yikes!!! work is busy- busy as always... Although I must add Christmas is my favourite Time of the Year... Love, Love, LOVE IT... & so does DH....  For me its the sparkle & lights... what about you!!! I am not working Christmas day Yipeeeeee as I got the short straw last looking forward to that one...

Anyway enough of me!  back to my card I made this for a dear friend she LOVES mice..(crafty ones) so I thought she would like this little mouse from Vilda stamps.. her number is V504... She's cute!! My dear friend was feeling a little down lately so I thought this would cheer her up a little.. I also used her favourite colours... She does not leave near me so we chat on the phone and around every 8 weeks we get together for a crafty day.. she lives around 2 hour drive from me!! I hope she likes it.

Thank you so much for your visit today..... Hugs May x x x x

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges..
creative card crew anything goes
papertake weekly Ribbons & Pearls

Monday, 19 November 2012


Hi Everyone,

Whoopsi Daisy Challenge this week is Die Cuts or Punches... You don't have to use a Whoopsi Daisy image to take part But if you do then you can win more.. Looking forward to seeing all your fabulous creations again this week, So why not join in HERE... See you there!!

I have used the Whoopsi Daisy image from sheet 383.. The die-cuts I used are from Martha Stewart... Magnolia ink.... Marianne dies... I hope you all have a great Monday..Thank you so much for your visit today... Hugs May x x x x

Friday, 16 November 2012

Fussy & Fancy Challenge "FEELING BLUE"

Hi Everyone,

Today is the start of the next fortnightly Challenge at Fussy & Fancy.. The Theme is FEELING BLUE....This is perfect for the upcoming festive season don't you think... It Can be anything.. a card, Altered
Item, Tag etc as long as it has the colour blue on your project... So pop over and take part in the fun!! you can find the Challenge HERE see you there....

I made a Christmas tag... the stamp I used is from Stampington & the stamp is called The Present (K5542) I love this stamp I have made a lot of tags & cards with this one for Christmas... The background is inked with Distress inks Peacock Feathers & Faded Jeans then flicked with water!! The branches at the top of the die is from a Marianne die the silver coloured wreath is from theTim holtz range. The brad is from my stash & the snowflake is a Tim Holtz die....
Thank you so much for your visit today...I hope you all have a great weekend everyone... Hugs May x x x x x

Wednesday, 14 November 2012


Hi All,

Today is the start of another Challenge over at Dragons Dream... The Recipe for this fortnight was chosen by the lovely Silvie..."HANDLE WITH CARE"  Something Fragile....Animal..... A Warning... Thank you all for taking part last time your tags were amazing....

For my Handle with Care Tag I chose nature...Fragile Earth Water is the Source of Life... I used the Tim holtz branch tree.. I used Gesso to build up the tree and to give some texture. then painted with burnt sienna & earth brown Acrylic paint.. them buffed in place's with some inka gold..on the background I used the fabulous rain drop stamp from designs by Ryn..The bird on a branch stamp is from SU... A little washi tape across the bottom of tag..distress inks to colour background .. Pumice stone.. & faded jeans.. Well I do hope you will pop over HERE  and join in our challenge this fortnight....looking forward to seeing you there!!

Thank you so much for your visit today.... Hugs May x x x