My lovely friends, thank you xx

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Dilly Duck - Digital Delights DT

Hope you are having a good week, it was back to work for me and boy is it a long one LOL!!   I have been busy at work and at home, I need some more hours please!

So today is Delightful Thursday over at Digital Delights and I just adore Dilly Duck, she is sooo cute!!!  Be sure to hop over here and check out all the DT inspiration, totally gorgeous!!

Dilly Duck and Ladybird - Digital Delights
Sentiment - Digital Delights
Papers - BG Piccadilly
Kraft card stock
Ribbon, button, doily and gems from stash
Punches - MS butterfly
Flowers - WOC

Entering into:
Craft Room Challenge - Buttons and Bows
Joanna Sheen - Animal crackers

Have a lovely day!

Monday, 23 July 2012

Beths Room Pics

Just popped on quick to show you some pics of Beth's amazing room, designed by herself!!! What do you think???/

Hope you are enjoying this beautiful weather!

Have a lovely evening!

Sunday, 22 July 2012



Oh hope you are enjoying your Sunday, its glorious here in Kent today :o)

I have been indoors though, I really should get out for a little while but I got up early and got the ironing out the way and then made 2 batches of cupcakes, choc chip for the kids as their fav and coffee and walnut for me and hubby.  Tonight I am cooking one of Jamie Olivers 30 min meals, decided I really need to brush up on my cooking skills which are pretty naff!  I have also made a card but I did the colouring last night OMG 3 before this went in the bin but I am happy with this one now.  Another gorgeous freebie from Krista at Saturated Canary and I  must admit when I read the challenge of black white and one other I wasn't over keen as took me way out of my comfort zone but guess what........I LOVE it, hope you likey?????????

Stamp - Jules ' Saturated Canary'
Colouring medium - Copics and polychromos pencils
Papers - Oh Maja Designs Vintage Summer Basics
TH card stock
Dies  - Whimsy corner die and Magnolia Flourish
Nesties - Circle and blossom
Sentiment - Wild Rose Studio
Stickles - Crystal
Ribbon, tulle, pearls and bling from stash

Entering into;
Saturated Canary - B/W plus 1 -  gone for blue
The Poodles Parlour - Use a digi
Papercrafting journey - Pearls and swirls
Creative Card Crew - Black card stock

Right I am off for a glass of Pimms and some sun,  will be round to visit you tonight.

Its a Jungle Out There ............

Well it is over at Here Come The Boys coz that's the new challenge for the next fortnight .........Oh its a fun one, hope you can join in we would love to see your jungle creations!!!

Check out the challenge post HERE for details of the prize and the super DT samples.

Stamp - Ringo 2 ' Just Inklined'
Colouring medium - Copics
Sentiment - Computer generated
Kraft card stock
Papers - Fancy Pants ' Beach Bum'  ( but I thought they were great for jungle??)
Stampin Up 'Edgelit'
Ribbon and buttons from stash

Entering into;
Dude Time Doodles - Anything goes for a male
Creative Mondays - For Men

Have a fab day, enjoy the sun!

Friday, 20 July 2012

A Tiddly one for Friday

Hello dear peeps

Well this is my last day off, got the weekend I know but that doesn't count and then back to work on Monday, Boo Hoo, I was just starting to chill as well, 2 weeks is not enough!!   

I was supposed to be doing housework today but I decided to be rebelious and not do it, maybe one of the kids will do it for me , yeah right!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyway I  made a card for my MIL who is a bit down at the mo so hoping this card will cheer her up a little bit...........  I used Lilli Claire from Tiddlyinks coz she is a little poppet!!  I used that little edgelit again from SU this time not to shape my card blank but as a border.

Stamp - Lilli Claires Bouquet - TiddlyInks
Colouring medium - Copics
Papers - Brazil Basics ' Vintage Marketplace'
Kraft card stock
Nesties - Ovals and Lacey Oval
Sentiment - Personal Impressions
Flowers are mix of WOC and some I picked up from Oyster Stamps
Ribbon and pearls from stash
Punches - MS Frond
Edgelit from SU

Entering into:
TiddlyInks - A gorgeous sketch
Love to Create - 3 of something, I got 3 papers and 3 embellies - flowers, pearls, ribbon

Have a lovely weekend........

Thursday, 19 July 2012

What do you think of my bottom???????????

Ha Ha, bottom of my card that is...............(sorry couldn't resist that one LOL)

Hello again, second post today, my Digital Delights card is below if you fancy a peek!!
So today I have had a good old play in my cupboard, got me DT card done for the weekend so that's good and then thought I would have a bash with my Stampin Up edgelits and matching embossing folders.. There are two very decorative edges which you can combine with a complimenting embossing folder , I think it makes for a lovely finish.  I have taken a pic to show you what I mean!!

I decided on a Teddy Bea image and those Maja Design papers again.......... 

Stamp - Teddy Bea 205
Colouring medium - Copics
Papers - Maja Designs, Vintage Summer Basics
Flowers - WOC
Kraft card stock
Sentiment SU
Dies - Whimsy Corner Dies, SU Edgelits ' Adorning Accents'
Embossing Folder - SU 'Adorning Accents'
Ribbon, gems and lace from stash

Entering into:
Whimsy Inspiration Challenge -B Punches or Edgers
Bearly Mine - Girly Birthday
Crafty Boots - BINGO 3rd line down, Ribbons, Blue, Lace

Thanks for popping in and Ooooh the sun is shining here at the mo :O)

Delightful Thursday - Digital Delights DT


Thursday already and typical I hear the weather is due to change for the better next week when I go BACK to work!!! Just my Luck!  Oh well worse things happen at sea as they say!

So today is Inspiration Thursday over at Digital Delights and oh I have used a gorgeous image, Bride and Groom, so sweet, look at her little face she looks so happy doesn't she LOL!  My sister gave me a few sheets of some scrummy papers from the papermania collection and they were just perfect for this card!! I got out  my best lace for this one!!!!  Because I don't actually have anyone to give this to I used a fun sentiment too!!!

Stamp - Bride and Groom - Digital Delights
Sentiment - Digital Delights
Colouring medium - Copics
Papers - Papermania Capsule collection
SU card stock
Ribbon - Papermania Capsule collection
Dies - Whimsy heart
Punches - SU word window and MS Heart border punch and Frond
Flowers - WOC
Pearls, lace and gems from stash

Entering into:
Divas by Design - Anything goes
Sparkles Forum - Wedding
Alphabet Challenge - Lace

Have a great day!

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Hoorah a card at last.....................................

Hello dear friends
I know I keep saying sorry lately but I really am and hopefully I might finally be back on track now so normal visiting service will resume LOL!!(fingers crossed).  Unfortunately still no luck for my hubby finding a job, must admit I am worried now there just doesn't seem to be anything around :o(
Well Beth's room is finished looks bloomin amazing, she designed it all herself and I am so proud!!  She was pretty handy with a paint brush too!!  I keep finding excuses to go up there and have another look!! Will try and get some pics to show you :0) Well yesterday I finally found some mojo and made a couple of cards, one is for my DT card tomorrow so have to wait until then for that but my card today features the fab freebie from Saturated Canary, WOW isn't she stunning and Krista is so generous to let us all have this beauty!!! I used my gorgeous new papers,MMMmm MMMmm I love them, I hope you likey......................

Stamp - Fancy - Saturated Canary
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Maja Designs Vintage summer basics OMG I LOVE THIS PAD!!!!!
Kraft card stock
Sentiment - SU
Flowers - WOC
Paper Doily, ribbon, pearls and bling from stash
Nesties - Ovals
Stickles - Crystal
Dies - Cheery Lynn ' Flourish leaf border'
Punches - SU Tiny Tags
Entering into;
Saturated Canary - Bling it On
Papertake Weekly - All things girly
Di'sDigiDesigns Challenge - Pile on those flowers
Totally Papercrafts - Lots of layers

Thanks for dropping by, I am off to visit you right now!!!!!

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Springtime Lara - Digital Delights DT

Hello dear peeps, hope you are all well and not  too soggy from ALL this BLOOMIN  rain, OMG  so fed up with it now, I can't get my washing dry (no tumbler)!!!!  Anyway sorry for not visiting you over the last few days I am decorating Beths room and so knee deep in paint and trips to the tip and then if I am not doing that I am searching everything for jobs for hubby!!  Mind you Beth's room is looking gorgeous we have finished painting the walls and the wallpaper is up, the furniture gets delivered today and we just have some glossing to do and then we can start to do the fun stuff!!    Hoping next week to have more free time to come see you although if we do get a break from the rain will need to try and get on in the garden so we will see!!
Okay so enough of my waffle its Delightful Thursday over at Digital Delights and today I have used Springtime Lara.  Make sure you pop over here to see the gorgeous DT samples and visit the
 Digi Shop HERE!!

Stamp - Springtime Lara - Digital Delights
Papers - Simple Stories - 'Fabulous'
Colouring medium - Copics
Flowers - WOC
Entering into:
Bearly Mine -  Pearls and Lace

Catch up as soon as I can.


Saturday, 7 July 2012

Sarah Kay Saturday


Yay I have managed a card..... well it is my mum's birthday tomorrow so I couldn't not make one!!!   I have a lot going on here in the O'Brien household my hubby has been made redundant and it really is such a worry, the whole company he worked for has gone under, such a shame for all concerned I just hope and pray he can find a job PDQ!!

 I have really struggled with the last few makes but I am pleased with this one, I often find a Sarah Kay stamp will get me mojo fired up and this is one of my fav's.....hope you likey........??


Stamp - Babette Sewing ' Sarah Kay'
Colouring medium - Copics
Papers - Simple Stories ' Fabulous'
Sentiment - Wild Rose Studio and 'Mum' is personal impessions
Distress Inks - Vintage Photo
Dies - Magnolia doohickey 'Scalloped  stitch lace', Cheery Lyn 'Flourish Leaf Strip'
Nesites - Ovals
Punches - NS Frond
Flowers WOC
Lace, ribbon and gems from stash

Entering into:
Card Makin mamas - Rubber stamp
Stampavie and More - Lots of flowers
Bearly Mine - Ribbons and Bows
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes

Hope you have a great weekend and stay dry!!!


Thursday, 5 July 2012

School Days - Digital Delights DT

Oh my gosh, it really has been a week since my last post, everything is going on at once and I barely have time to turn  my lappy on let alone make a card!!   Hoping things will settle down a bit as once this week is out the way I have two weeks off WAHOO!  We have Beth's room to decorate though and lots of work needs doing in the garden so I am still going to be a busy bee.  I  am really hoping to find some crafty time as well and will be visiting you all just as soon as I can, I hope you will forgive me for being AWOL!!

Well its Delightful Thursday over at Digital Delights and even better it's new release week!!! Wendy has come up with some totally awesome school themed images and I am thrilled to be showing you the School Girl, she's  cute!  Hop over here to see all the new releases, there is a fab bookworm and apple character, just brill!!!

Stamp - School Girl - Digital Delights
Sentiment - School Sentiment Set - Digital Delights
Colouring medium - Copics
Papers - EP
Flowers - WOC
Whimsy Corner die
Ribbon and button from stash

Entering into:
Panpastel Uk - Use a Digi

Have a great day will catch up with you soon!