Monday, 31 December 2012

Spyder has Spyed

Happy New Year Everybody!
Guess where I am?? Dog sitting!! So, I thought I'd do a quick Spyder Has Spyed for the last time this year and welcome in 2013. Let's hope it's going to be a good one!!
All the cards below were made by YOU using my digi's and even one of my freebie snowy papers too!
If you 'spy' your creation here, please choose a digi from my store as a thank you prize! Let me know which one and I will email it to you! There are a couple I can't find, so if that's you let me know so I can add you here! Have a fabulous Crafty New Year!!!
  Cazzy's been very busy and made this lovely card and tag.

and this scalloped edge Christmas card
 and... Santa's forgotten parcel

 This Blue and Red sledge Christmas card was made by Crafty Suze

This Snowmen card was made by Jackie's Crafts

Edwina from Edwina's Creations made this lovely Hedgie Birthday  card!
And this pink teddy card is by Cat nip and kitty whiskers
HopTownRacer1 !
 Karen from  Paper scissors and glitter made these lovely wallet cards
  Aren't they great!

Hi and a BIG (((wave))) to New Followers  Julie Anne's Cabin!! Love that card Julie
April Story and Judy Battiste (with no links)

Happy New Year!!

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Meet Niamh Olivia-June

*Niamh Olivia-June Patchell. Born at Winchester on the 29th December 2012 at  8.06pm
 8lbs 15ozs. 24" long. A Cousin for Mason Rain Taylor.
(*Neve) Olivia after Tom Gran and June after Emma's Gran, who both passed away this year.

Another Story Uploaded

The Chronicles of Ishmanban: Book One: The Fire Stone. Click to read The First Chapter.  "The Dream Child." 
Okay!. This is my baby. After I'd finished The Secrets of Dragonsmoore waaay back, (hence my email)  I wanted to write another story where the hero had more powers, not just in the Fantasy World but in the Real World too... Now, I did type out loads of things about this story, but decided to just let you read it. There's bound to be smelling spelling mistakes and muddled words, but I hope there isn't! Family want me to add it to Ebook downloads on Amazon but I thought I'd try it out here first.
I'm very chuffed with the first chapter as I entered it into a TV Writers competition and it came in the top ten out of 46,000 entries! I'm also rather chuffed with the cover too, which I made using Paint.Net and 3D-Box Maker!! My first try!
I'm just doing a new freebie for you, sorry I couldn't get it done sooner, so much going on!  Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and Wishing you a Very Happy New Year too!!

Wednesday, 26 December 2012


Sorry there's nothing on my Boxing Day craft room coz my camera's batteries are flat, so I thought you'd like to meet Brustle! (Tom took this picture on his phone yesterday) He's the last of Christmas Day's Brussel Sprouts! I gave him button brad eyes and my sis in law gave him bread sauce hair!!! (that might be a bit of samon or carrot for a mouth..).Yes, this is what was on our Christmas Day table! He is still with us today, only he's  and mean,  it's looking a lot greyer and his 'hair' has lost its fluffiness! Happy WOYWW everyone, will try to do a freebie to buy batteries!!
Happy Boxing Day!!!!

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Just want to wish everyone who calls in, 
Merry Christmas!

 This is Mason Rain our Grandson, with Santa last Christmas....super picture.
 And below is him this year building a snowman on the porch....some deep snow in Skycomish!

Thursday, 20 December 2012

CLOSED!!! This Weeks Wednesday Digi...(on Thursday!)

Sorry it's a bit late, Christmas, flooding... rain....more rain...Christmas Shopping... Anyway!!! Here's this weeks digi...Oh yes, It's CHRISTMAS!!! yay! but I might! (We have a baby due on Christmas day!) Please don't share my digi's on any shared sites, but links back here are always welcome!
Merry Christmas to all my fabulous Bloggy people who call in, hope you all have a very Happy New Year!!

Closed! Sorry you missed this one.


Wednesday, 19 December 2012

WOYWW.... at last a little space

Morning...Yay! I'm on line at last... it's taken my poor ol' laptop since 5 0'clock this morning! It's WOYWW time again. I managed to clear a space ready for some last minute Christmas makes, but I'm so behind I doubt they'll be ready for this Christmas, maybe early for next Christmas??! Come and join over to Julia's Stamping Ground first!

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Last Minute Christmas Quirkyness!

Happy Sunday everyone, it'll soon be Christmas! Sooo, for this fortnights Quirky Craft Challenge, Caro has chosen...
 LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS as the theme. So really, it's anything crafty you may still be making last minute... for Christmas!! 
Here's what I've done... (You fibber!) Okay...I made the tags... (and had the idea)  and Emma, joint effort here, my very pregnant daughter, made the cookies!
The shortbread cookies have been cut into hearts, stars and Christmas trees, and covered with icing and chocolate. For the tags I've used some of Dustin Pike's Christmasy digi's. I printed out a few of the images that are already coloured, kept them the same size as they come, very small, so they just fit my die cuts nicely. If you don't eat them all up straight away, put them under the tree for any one you may have forgotten!
Come and join in, I bet there's loads of last minute Quirky Christmas craftiness going on everywhere!! Deb's Cake
One stitch at a time-blog hop and Use A Digi
Simply create- linky party and Use a Digi
Avadares challenge-anything with digi

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Christmas Stitchy ReinDeer! CLOSED

Here's this weeks Wednesday digi...the idea came from one of my many Christmas tree decorations,  poor tree will fall over if I add any more! Hope he comes in useful!! please only save him to your computer, no sharing on any sharing sites please but links back  here are always welcome!! Please comment if you can!   CLOSED


WOYWW ! 12/12/12...bit spooky!

Morning everyone! It's WOYWW again, already...and I'm still trying to get round last weeks list! Sorry if I missed you, I will try harder this week...It's the twelfth of the twelfth...And!!! I've posted this post at midnight!!! So....I wonder what magical event will happen!?! I might tidy my craft room! No...Can't stay up late tonight...I only went to bed five minutes before it was time to get up, so I'm feeling a little knackered! This is what's happening this week... Two broken Christmas butterflies are waiting to be glued back together..(not together...just their wings, glued back to their bodies) and that ring, I thought I might stick some old Christmas dec's on it and glitter it up...I just know your worktops are so much better than this, so why not nip over to Julia's Stamping Ground and join in!! Thank you for stopping by!!

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Some Quirky Tags!

Argh! Where have I been? In a very dark place, but I got out! So! This post, which was typed out last week and has been completely rewritten! (apart from the odd 'and' and 'then' and the words, 'mojo' and naff) and has now become a reminder that Quirky Crafts  fortnightly Challenge still has a whole week to run, so there's plenty of time for you to make up some tags and play along with us! And you can use them on your Christmas pressies! (Yay!) I made some...but not fact, mojo missing and they turned out completely naff! But never mind, the world won't come to an end...well not yet! 
Here they are... I've used two digi's from our sponsor, Dustin Pike, who is offering a fabulous prize!  We also have another sponsor, Paper Pretties also offering a fabulous prize! I've used my own Snowy background on some of'll find free HERE, I've used Promarkers for the bear (Father Christmas was already coloured in) loads of glitter and...there was ribbon...but you can't see that here because I took the photo before I put them on. (oops!) The two fonts I've used are Heartbreaker and also from the same place...Janda Celebration Script That's it for now! If you want to see some really nice tags, pop over to Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog, or even go and 'like' them on Face Book! Catch you again very soon...promise not to drop you, although if you've been scuffing mince-pies...I  might!!

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

WOYWW... this week?

Welcome to What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday. I'm home!! Yay! No wet dogs in sight! And this is what's on my workdesk this week! A bit of a mess. I used the flash, it's sooo dark (well it is midnight) I wasn't able to do my DT Tag while I was away... can't find the tags I was going to use but I found the ones you can see, but I am holding out, hoping to find the ones I wanted to use. Hoping to make them look fantastic, but don't hold your breath!! (That's a lot of 'holds!') Both my tag punches are too small, so I'll probably draw round the ones you see there and then cut them out. (I'm only three days late)Pop over to Julia's stamping ground and join in!! I'll be round ASAP, have an CT scan today, so that should be fun!
 New Follower!  Judy Battiste, no link yet! That's it!! Thank you for stopping by!
This Weeks Freebie should be below this post
Last Weeks Freebie is here for a bit longer, coz the link kept disappearing.
My Sci-fi Story.

This Weeks Wednesday Digi CLOSED

Yay! I'm back from sitting on the dogs! Here's This weeks Wednesday Digi! I was going to do a dog, but a few of you emailed and said they liked the sledge they saw last week on my desk. That one was a bit wobbly. It's still a bit wobbly, but not as wobbly as it was! CLOSED!!

Friday, 30 November 2012

Children of The Nebulous: Third Chapter Added.

Children of The NebulousI know there's going to be mistakes, so it will change as I spot them and thank you to everyone  who's helping especially my latest follower Lisa over on decosses dynamite doodles!! You'll find Children of The Nebulous Here

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Last Weeks Wednesday Digi. Closed

This is Christmas Cheese Mouse. I'm still dog/house sitting so I hope he's ok... I've used the scanner here and it makes the white paper a dirty sort of blue-grey colour so I hope he prints out okay, as I can't print him here. Please do not share my un-water marked digi's on forums, shared sites, blogs, Flickr, Photo bucket etc! A link back here is always welcome! He'll be here till next Friday 7th now, I've given up on 4 shared, the links  keep disappearing!!    Thanks for stopping by!  CLOSED

WOYWW #182!

It's Wednesday already! And time for another, What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday! And a trip round blogland! I win the worst desk this week I think... pretty boring! Only  four more days and I'll be back in my craft room. (YAy!! I do miss my bed and being dry and not muddy!) We're still house/dog sitting the Airedale's, soooo no crafty room picture again this week, instead, it's What's On Someone Else's Kitchen Worktop! I was scribbling this weeks freebie... didn't like them, wrong face, wrong feet, wrong ears, wobbly in the end, I did a very quick Christmas Cheese Mouse, (Not pictured here as he was already plumbed into the scanner here, so I could get him out to whoever wanted him,only this scanner makes the paper look bluish-grey, so I hope I can sort it out! One thing about all this dog walking, there's no way I can stay up all night fiddling/ crafting/blogging, I fall asleep sitting at the computer! (all I need is a pillow on the keyboard) Pop over to Julia's Stamping Ground and join in!! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, 26 November 2012

It's A Dogs Life!

Still dog sitting for another week, so not much crafting done... so just to add something to the blog I thought I'd add a few pictures of those smelly dogs!!  It was wet and windy, so where better to go  than the beach!
John's hanging on for dear life, while I try to take the pictures...
Thank you to Two New Followers! I don't know, join a crafty blog and get pictures of wet Airedales!
Pam Dearmond and Stampart Design by Kathryne who does digi's! thank you for stopping by!!

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

This Wednesday's Digi! CLOSED

Sorry! Bit late, I thought this was on timer!  I'm not home (house/dog sitting) I don't have my scanner with me, which means I can't scan, but I do have my wacom, so I've revamped this digi. Some of you may have grabbed him as a one day freebie ages ago, or a hidden freebie, but not as he looks now. CLOSED!


W.O.(Someone elses) W. This Wednesday?!

It's Wednesday already! WOYWW time! Time to go blogging around the world, first calling in to see Julia's Stamping Ground!! Just to let you know, some of my comments have been  going missing, I don't know how... maybe the blog goblins have grabbed them! I know if you have word code thing on, I  give it two times, then give up and go make some tea...
Right, I'm not home... I'm house/dog sitting, til ages yet... so this is someone else's desk...Their computer scene behind mine... plus Picture of one of the said dogs, a card I went home to get so I could change the spelling mistake...  my little computer mouse..(replacing the old Harry Potter one that no longer works) my wacom...(what I tidy up my digi's with)  an invite to an evenings 'Christmas Tasting' at the local Tesco's store, (nice goody bag last time!) a magazine with a freebie and the scribblings of one of my stories, chapter two has now been loaded  and you can read it  HERE. It's free. There are swear words  starting chapter two ( he was very mad!)  thank you to those of you who have been helping me with my terrible spelling! Next picture.... why I can't do much crafting... the dogs!!
and not just any dogs...  wet dogs. Just got back from their last walk of the evening, it's raining. They weren't as wet as they looked, we'd just played the 'towel game' which they love, so just had to take a picture... bit blurry coz I was giggling too much! That's scanner/printer with me, sooooooooooo this weeks freebie will be a...surprise...I don't know what it will be yet! Happy WOYWW!!

Monday, 19 November 2012

Children of The Nebulous: Second Chapter Uploaded

Hi guys...still dog sitting which means, not much crafting, but I can get on with my 'stories' ! (is that a good thing? You tell me!) The second chapter of Children of The Nebulous is now up and ready for anyone to go read, it's all free. But I must warn you, there's blood and swearing! (In the story, not on the site) Sorry Tom, to kill the dog off in the first two paragraphs of the first chapter, but you'll read why later... about, chapter four or five I think!

Sunday, 18 November 2012

A Quirky Dark Kitty!

Here's my second Quirky Crafts DT card. The challenge this time is set by Cazzy and she wanted to see 'No cute digi's, or even no digis at all and to use dark colours or dark themes
 Bit of a quickie as I'm not home in my craft room, still sitting on dogs!  I've used Dovecraft papers and a Dustin Pike Kitty, who is one of our sponsors this challenge. (That's Dustin, not the kitty) This one was already coloured but they come 'naked' as well. 
I dedicate this card to our lodger cat Jinxie.(real name Bruno) who is at home on his own (aw!) Don't worry, he has Iams and Felix fish in Jelly and we call in to see him, but he's not our cat and he can go home, it's just in the next road!! Oh must tell funny...first thing, popped home to finished my Quirky DT cards and feed Jinxie. He always comes out to say hello or good bye...Get in my car to drive back here to the half way here when I heard a loud Mmmeow!!  Looked in the rear view mirror and he suddenly jumped up on the parcel shelf, and was sitting there staring at me! So, I had to bring him back...I think he wanted to come and stay! 
 Didn't have the computer with me (at home) so had to hand write the sentiment...might change that later. Love those Dovecraft papers, I won them, ages ago...
New Follower! Hi and a big ((wave)) to Gloria Blenkhorn! from over on Jeans Artsy Loft!  that's is for now! Thanks for stopping by!
The squirrel and the fox-anything goes
 Challenges4everybody-anything goes

Quirky's A Little Bit Dark

Hi guys! Sorry no blogging much this week, we're away dog sitting and crafting stuff and laptop are in two different places...It's time for another Quirky Craft's Challenge. Thanks to all you who joined in my Layers and Snow challenge last time. Fabulous creations!!  Called in to all of you, although I know I didn't comment on some, being away and that word code thingy gets me every time. 
Cazzy's in a quirky  mood for this next challenge and wants to see no images OR no cute images AND she wants to see dark colours, or dark subjects... or's really up to you!
Here's my card...and yes...There's a spelling mistake.. which I can't fix at the moment coz I don't have the card with me...just the picture of it. My craft room and computer are separated this week (and next) so I had to write the sentiment. Also my printer's been having a hissy fit and won't print! Funny how I never notice  mistakes until it's loaded up on the blog! Never mind! It'll give me a chance to add a better sentiment... I had loads in my head, but they were all too long! Ssshhh! If I don't mention it, no one will notice! Back later to add links, challenges and swap the pictures for ones with the right spelling...and other things!
Thank you to those of you who have popped over to 'read' my story's first chapter, the second  chapter should be on later tonight. I might now be 'brave' enough to add my 'real' story now! Coming up...another Quirky Challenge card....
One stitch at a time-use a digi
Poisoned Peas-Walking Dead
Crafting when we can-ribbons and skulls
Challenges4everybody-anything goes

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday!?

Happy Wednesday!! And Happy, What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday! too!!! Here's mine Wednesday Muddle....I'm not showing you the messiness this week, you've seen that!! I'm just showing you the latest 'things' I'm doing...this weeks freebie...(below this post) before I'd put it through the scanner and played with it on the computer...   and I've added one of my never ending stories to a site where you can read billions of people's books!! well...sort of ebooks really, coz they're not actual books...although some of them are...Go HERE to have a read if you'd like...(just the first chapter) honestly I have checked the's not too bad, probably better than the typing on my blog!! That's it!! Go over and join Julia's blog list over on Stamping Ground!!!  Dog sitting for the next two weeks...will try to be here!! Thank you for stopping by!!!

This Weeks Wednesday Digi Closed

Here's this weeks Wednesday digi It's another snowman, I thought he'd make a nice Christmas tree ornament...The idea put two images on the same page, flip one over and then when you print and colour him, you can stick the two images together and make a snowman Christmas tree hanging...or not!!
Please don't share my digi's  un-water-marked on any shared site etc, send people here. CLOSED

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Children of The Nebulous. First Chapter of one of my stories.

I'm testing the ground with one of my many stores... not my fav (I'd cry if someone hated that!!) but an old one, which, as yet has no ending. (Only in my head) I'm going to add a chapter at a time, if and when I have time and if anyone likes's sci-fi.fantasy, some romance, a bit of horror, a few swear words...(sorry). There's no naughtiness in the first chapter but there will be just a tad, just to warn you! (and  swearing starts off chapter two) I'm not sure if this link is the right one...try  here. It's all free to join if you want to, you don't have to. Tell me what you think and vote, I'm a newbie so I haven't got many yet. There's bound to be loads of smelling mistakes and bad grammar. The  cover is a picture of a real nebula. I just 'played' with it in PaintNet as that is what I imagined the Nebulous mothership to look like, all those little nobbly bits are the capsules and escape pods and the ISP's  which break away and crash onto a planet.... you'll have to go read it to find out what happens!
The Font I've used is a freebie, it's called Big Log and you can download it here Thank you for stopping by and thank you for poping over and having a read, following and voting!

Sunday, 11 November 2012

This Month Spyder Has Spyed....

Edwina made these two lovely cards and even made up a rhyme too!!
 Edwina used Five Happy Snowmen  

Paula from Scrap Addicts Attic 
made this little fairy house come to life
Stephanie made this spooky scene using these spooky ghosts!
Suze Woods made 'It's Snowing Kitty' dance in the snow
 using my freebie Snowy background paper and...
..a Green Carol Singing Hedgie Christmas card! 

    made this fabulous picture using my digi Horse On The Hill! and a cowboy image from Anne's Cards 4u.

This month...and last month (I was a bit busy and this new blogger format is rubbish at placing cards and links! It leaves huge gaps and sometimes the picture just disappear! Those happy snowmen keep running away! but that  might be me, playing with the codes in the HTML!) I have managed to find a few cards (thank you for those of you who emailed me!) using my digi's and even some of the freebie background papers! As a thank you, if you see your card featured here please choose a digi from the store as a thank you!! 
Something new...If you make a card using any of my digi's, enter it into any challenge/s, let  me know and you can win another digi as a thank you just for entering! I know I've 'lost' at least two cards... saved them somewhere and forgotten where, so if you think that is you please let me know so I can add you here!! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, 10 November 2012

A Spot Light and A Sunshine Award!

Wow these last few weeks have been soooo busy I've been chasing my tail...(I haven't actually got a tail, but you know what I mean)
 First, at the end of October, the lovely Vicky from Crafting Vicky Blogspot sent me a Sunshine Blogger award. Thank you Vicky!  Of course these award have rules...although the blogger police don't check up...Honest! I'll tell you more on that in just a sec...
And Second. Two of my cards HERE and HERE have been Saturday Show Cased by  by Decosses Dynamite Doodles!  Each week, Lisa hops around blog space looking out for "truly unique blogs, featuring incredible freebies, remarkable card designs and great tips" (My haed head is now so big, it's fe44en  fallen forward and just missed my keyboard...luckily I can just pee see to type) Lisa  created a Special Saturday post designed to showcase other artist's creativity! Please pop over to Decosses Dynamite Doodles!  leave a comment, because that way it will make it easier for her to come and find you!!
Here are the rules For the Sun Shine Award!
1. Include award logo in blog post.
2. Thank the blogger who gave it to you and include a link back to them.
3. Answer 10 questions about yourself, that you have made up yourself.
4. Nominate up to 10  bloggers and contact them at their blog site to inform them. (I've already changed that bit!)
Now, seeing these are ten made up questions and answers I think I might do I've ran out of real stuff, and that's just boring Here we go..!
  1. What are the type of activity that you do if you are not crafting?  ??? Ummm? There's life after crafting???
  2. What type of books do you like to read?  Hahha...I'm a rubbish reader, but my latest read...(I miss out the boring bits) have been the 50 Shades of Grey Trilogy...before that...all the Harry Potters..which was far better!
  3. How do you manage to do so many cards?  I get the elves to help me...
  4. What's your favourite holiday?  Normally, when ever we have one!
  5. What did you want to be when you grew up?  I'm still waiting to grow up...
  6. What's your favourite animal? Ponies...I had seven....the stallion kept getting in...that's true!
  7. Which is your favourite season? That spicy one you put on BBQ's
  8. What type of music do you like?  Any, as long as there's an off switch. I love those stamping ones with dustbin lids!
  9. What's a perfect evening?  Something Si-Fi on the telly...and hubby in his piny!
  10. If you would win a million bucks (Pounds in my case) what would you do? Scream! And then I'd save some, spend some, and share the rest with family!...and then buy a Crafting Store!
    I know there a few of you out there who 'don't do' blog Awards, so please don't  take offend a fence if I've missed your note about it! And Please!! I'd love to award everyone with a sunshine Award who calls in! Here are the bloggers I'd like to award the Sunshine to.

    Vickie lovely cards and a woyww fan! Okienurse.blogspot
    Riet's cards are amazing, she must receive the most comments ever! rietsblog.blogspot
    Edwina always pops in and makes fab cards too edwinascreations
    Joynana make fabulous bag journals!!joynana-lovethatpaper.
     Ike has a darker crafty side and does freebies sometimes! suzy-ikesworld.
    Mo aka twinkletoes2day  shares her makes with tagtuesday and Flickr
    Sonya who's always busy making fab cards sonyaspapertrail
    Paula often makes cards using my digi's! scrapaddictsattic
    Lawren makes them too! ahobby-holic.
    Suze makes them as well



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