Tuesday 22 May 2012

My promarkers are up for sale....

I have justed listed my promarkers on ebay for anyone who maybe interested, my first big step to selling off my stash eeek...

Joanne xxx

Saturday 12 May 2012

CYDA Challenge #45 and some sad news....

Hello everyone, well it's been sometime now since I last posted on my blog, totally blown my new year resolution to be more active on  But sadly it's just not happening, virtually zero mojo for any cardmaking unfortunately.  So after much contemplating and with a heavy heart I have decided that after virtually 8 years of cardmaking it is no longer for me.  I'm going to be having a massive clear out over the next few weeks and selling a majority of my crafting stash on either ebay or facebook, not decided yet, but I will add links to my blog as they come up for sale, it's going to be a lot of stuff thats for sure, but it's all just sitting there gathering dust which is such a shame.  But on a happier note you've not seen the last of me.  I have been turning my hand to some other crafting activities which seem to be fitting in with my time much easier and I would like to develop further these include jewellery making and fascinators.  So I will be creating a brand new blog soon to showcase my makes with a few other crafts thrown in, you never know there maybe the odd card thrown in now and again if the mojo lets me.  I will also continue running the Craft Your Days Away challenge blog, I may not be joining in with the cardmaking anymore but I hope to put pieces in as and when able that involve other crafts.

Which brings me on to say that Challenge #45 over at CYDA kicks off today with a fabulous theme chosen by our Lisa...


So we do hope everyone will still continue to join us for some challenge fun.

Believe me I am sad that my cardmaking has come to the end of the road, and it's not something I ever thought would happen, and it honestly wasn't an easy decison to make.  I started with an underbed plastic box of stash now I have a full room with cupboards stuffed full, it has been an enjoyable journey that has sadly run it's course.  A massive thank you to everyone who has supported me on my cardmaking journey, I have made some fabulous friends on my blog, forums and luckily enough to have met a few in person, but as I said this isn't good-bye just the start of new things and I hope many of my friends will follow my new crafting interests when my new blog launches, and I wont be deleting this one either it will be here as a reminder of my progression through making cards, and maybe help give inspiration to some others if they happen to fall upon this blog.

Loves you all my crafting buddies

Lots of Hugs

Joanne xxxx

Saturday 3 March 2012

CYDA Challenge #40 ~ Mother's Day

Hello everyone, oops already broken my new years resolution and it's been a month since I last posted anything on my wee blog...tut, tut.

Well after a spring like week today looks a bit disappointing really dark, damp and dreary here in East Yorkshire.  Mollie will be sulking a little later as she's off for her annual's at the vets this morning, she'll get out of the car all waggy tailed and get as far as the vet doors then will plonk herself down and refuse to, so we have to pick her up then once inside in the reception she'll not be too bad but as soon as the vet opens his door she heads for the exit and wont budge, thank goodness she's not a big dog that we couldn't pick up, but she really is comical and it's the same routine everytime we

So anyway it's time for a card from me at long last.  The theme over at Craft Your Days Away this fortnight was chosen by Donna and is....

Mother's Day

It's just 2 weeks away until Mother's Day, so time to get thinking about our mum's.  We are aware that some countries don't celebrate Mother's Day at the same time as us here in the UK, so we will be happy to see another celebration type related to mum's such as a birthday, but it must be related to 'Mum'

Meljen's Designs are our sponsors for this challenge and the winner will recieve 4 digi images (non-coloured) of their choice.  Two of Meljen's Designs DT have also joined us as our GD's for the challenge, so be sure to check out all the GD and DT pieces over on the challenge blog.

Here's my card.....

Aplologies for the awful photo quality but I wasn't able to take the piccy in daylight.
I have used a Meljen's image called 'Lazy Susan Buggies', coloured with Promarkers.  Papers are 'My Minds Eye'.

We also welcome FIVE new members to the CYDA DT after our DT call that ran over the last fortnight - Julie, Caz, Jacqui, Berit and Nat will all hopefully be joining us for our next challenge in 2 weeks time.

Right that's it from me for now, hope everyone has a great weekend rain or shine.

Thanks for stopping by.


Joanne xxx

Saturday 4 February 2012

CYDA Challenge #38 ~ Get Stitchy With It

Morning from a very cold and crisp East Yorkshire.

It's time for our next challenge over at Craft Your Days Away, which his time round was chosen by moi!!


Real, faux, knittting or crochet it's all about getting stitchy this time round.

Please be sure to check all the fab DT and GD work over on the challenge blog, but in the meantime here's mine.....

We are being sponsored for this challenge by the wonderful

There is a wonderful selection of vintage style seam binding for one lucky random winner.

Saturday 21 January 2012

CYDA Challenge #37 ~ Distressing

Good Morning!!!

It's a bit breezy and chilly out there today, but gotta do the shopping today and other bits and bobs, get them out of the way then I can chill for the rest of the weekend and get some more crafting done.

It's time for a new challenge over at Craft Your Days Away and this time round the lovely Lesley has chosen the theme of....


Ohhhh it normally pains me to get tearing my beloved papers, but this time round I got dug in to my scraps stash and it didn't feel quite so  So here is my card....

We are being sponsored this time round by another new sponsor to CYDA

I've used 'Gus Fishing' from Bugaboo Stamps, coloured with promarkers.  Distressing always tends to point me to a man's card for some reason and more often then not it's fishing themed too.

Please check out the fabulous creations from our two Bugaboo GD's and of course the awesome CYDA DT over on the challenge blog.  Hopefully you can also join us for this fortnights challenge where you could be our random winner of SEVEN Bugaboo images of your choice!!!

Well enjoy your weekend whatever your plans are and thank you for stopping by.


Joanne xxx

Monday 9 January 2012

One of my favourite LOTV stamps

Well here I am again, this time with a card using one of my favourite all time LOTV stamps....

I so love her and love colouring her too.  I was also very good and used papers from my scraps stash.  I've coloured her using promarkers with some chalking to the background.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges....

CES Challenges - Anything Goes

Delightful Inspiration - Winter Flowers or Any Flowers

The ABC Challenge - G is for Green

Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Well thats it from me for today!!


Joanne xxx

Altered Tub

Hiya all!!!

Poorly with a stinking cold at the moment, it's totally ruined all my plans for my extra few days off, isn't it just typical.

At least I've got some time to do a bit of crafting, and thats just what I've been doing this morning.  I've not altered anything for absolutely ages, but I've got about half a dozen empty tubs left over from Christmas and just couldn't bear to throw them away cos i just know they'll come in handy, so I got to work on one of them today.....

I'm entering this into the following challenges....

Pollycraft Monday Challenge - Anything But A Card

Sparkles Challenges - Anything But Christmas

Got a a card to put on too in a bit....woop woop look at me

Thanks for stopping by.


Joanne xxx

Saturday 7 January 2012

CYDA Challenge #36 - New Beginnings

Good Morning All

It's time to kick off the new year over at Craft Your Days Away after our little break over Christmas.

Mel starts us off with a very apt challenge......


So it's time to celebrate all things new whether it be the new year, new home, new job, new baby even a new you!!!!

The DT and our GD's from our sponsor the The StampFairy, have some fabulous inspiration to show you over on the challenge blog, and here's mine....

We welcome a new sponsor to CYDA for 2012 for this challenge

The random winner of this challenge will recieve a $10 gift certificate.

I have used a StampFairy image called Baby Dotty - Dear Teddy, such an adorable image.  I've used promarkers for the colouring and the dp is from my scraps stash.

We do hope you'll join us for our first challenge of 2012!!!

Thank you for stopping by.


Joanne xxx

Monday 2 January 2012

Happy New Year & My Top 10 Favourites

Hello, remember me???

Happy New Year to Everyone!!!!!

One of my resolution's for 2012 is to get more crafting done, and be more active on my blog....well I'm gonna try my

Like every year I'm gonna start my first post of the year with my ten favourite makes from 2011, not so hard this year considering my lack of regular blogging in 2011 so here it goes.....

I hope you've enjoyed viewing my favourite makes from 2011, thank you for stopping by.

Wishing you all much love, peace and happiness in 2012.


Joanne xxx

Saturday 12 November 2011

CYDA Challenge #33 ~ Embellishment Bingo

Good Morning!!  Nowt to shout about with the weather here this morning, hoping for a bit of sun later, but at the moment it's dull and grey the same as it's been all week.  And to top it all my lappy has just died on me, so I'm quickly just borrowing Steve's.  Not gonna let it dampen my weekend off though. 

It's time for a new challenge over at Craft Your Days Away and this fortnight we're gonna have some fun with Embellishment Bingo!!!

If your not familiar on how it works you will find full details on the challenge blog.

The DT and our GD have some wonderful inspiration to show you and here is mine...

I've used the line Pearls, Flowers & Ribbon on the bingo card.  I so love these Teddy Bo & Teddy Bea images, I will try and add a link when I can but as I'm not on my lappy I'll need to search for links.  I've coloured the image using promarkers.

We do hope you'll be able to join us for new challenge.

Have a fabulous weekend everyone!!


Joanne xxx

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