Thursday, 27 November 2014

Playing with Nitwits

Good morning today I am sharing a card with "Mama Elephant" stamps again using "Up and Away" and I have been playing with Nitwit papers......




I coloured the lil bunny and brolly with pencils and cut them out and I 3d it on to the background I created :0) I have been trying to learn digital crafting, and I got pointed in the direction of the E-book over at Nitwits "HERE" and I am slowly learning how to later and add background...




I am learning to add shadows and bring things to the front, my card and this page I used "At The Park" I am loving learning something new and it gives these gorgeous kits of mine so much more...




This kit is "From The Sea" and I added some photos of Brina and trying to add words, I am loving that I can do so much more than just print of papers, and most of all I am having fun :0) Thank you so much for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x 

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Up and Away

Good morning today I am sharing a card using "Mama Elephant" stamps and die, oh boy I am so in love with these cuties, you should see my huge wish list....




I just found out that they do dies for this cute set, I hand cut these smiles, I have used up scraps of paper and the "Borderlines Trio dies" I stamped out my little monkey from the "Up and Away" set I coloured with pencils today and added some sparkle to the balloons, I used a sentiment from the set and added some little gems, Thank you so much for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Tree Friends

Good morning today I am sharing a card featuring "Tree Friends" a gorgeous image from Mama Elephant who I have just discovered and really should not have been looking, but it is a tree and I love trees, I also used "Borderlines Trio" Dies and of course coloured with "Twin Touch Markers"....




I am sorry for the photo it is so dark here, I shouldn't complain really as we did have a bit of sun and a few of my blogging buddies have snow, we still have roses! and we are almost at the end of the month, thinking about putting my tree up we are going to do it on Friday as Sammie is having a brain scan she is suffering with headaches where she looses all feeling in all of her body, so they need to know if it is part of her Cerebral Palsy of if something else is going on 2 hours in a head brace she needs cheering up she is so excited about the tree and Christmas in fact she is kind of infectious as she is making me excited too, Thank you so much for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x 


Colours Used.
Tree: 100, 104, 113.
Grass: 43, 233, 237, 175.
Clouds: CG0.5, 143, 178, 000.
Sky: 143, 182, 178, 171.
Shade: WG1.
Flowers: 144, 185,  198, 138,  136, 18,   24, 33.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Is it Monday again....

So after sending lots of email I had a really nice and understanding dentist ring me and chat to me, my faith in humans has been restored, he explained to me why there is no travelling dentist, but if I won the lotto I would still create one, I had a chat to another dentist and long story short it needs drilling of, and other than been knocked out without knowing and driven there and driven home still knocked out I wouldn't be able to do it, I hate my stupid brain sometimes and wish I could cure it...

So I have sent Lee out for a dremel drill they have tiny bits on and when I am feeling braver later on, I am going to drill it off, and hopefully problem solved, I wish I never had any teeth and had false ones so I never had a problem again, maybe I will be lucky and they will all fall out :0))))

But how nice to take the time to phone me, what a nice guy and a rarity....

So today I am sharing a very simple card trying to get down this huge list and can now see light at the end of the tunnel :0) I am using Pink Petticoat "Cool Yule" digital stamps as they already have sentiments on them so I made 50...




I coloured with markers and added glitter and some gems and a scarp of paper, on to a kraft card and job done, I love when I can get a lot done at once :0) Thank you for looking have a fabulous Monday, huggles Pops x x x 

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Blank Canvass Kit

I was asked to make some samples for "The Hobby House" using the gorgeous "Blank Canvass Kit" and the gorgeous "Art Pads"....

This time I only made 6 cards, I used "Twin Touch" markers for each one, but I never noted the colours so sorry....













Thank you for looking today, huggles Pops x x x

I am having a rant today....

I am having a rant today, I am looking for a dentist that will come an visit my home, you would not believe just how hard it is to explain time and time again why I cannot go in to the practise...

I feel like people with mental health problems are always someone else's business and get passed around all the time, I am someone that no one wants to bother with...

I have suffered with agoraphobia for the last 15 years, I cannot get out of my gate, I have tried at home therapy, flooding where they drag you out, graduation where you do a little bit each day, I have not tried medication as I have been an addict 22 years clean and don't want to go down that road again...

I cannot get myself passed my garden gate, no matter how hard I try, I panic and then feel like I am having a heart attack part of my panic makes me need the loo for a number 2 and those of you that know me, know I suffer from Ulcerative Colitis (I need the loo about 40 times a day for a number 2) part of my panic is that I have an accident outside, which has now taken over my brain and I can no longer get out of my gate...

Short of getting Paul Mckenna here to sort out my brain I see no way of me ever going out again, its so sad especially when you have special children that need operations, and appointments and I would so love to go with them, good job I have a fabulous hubby who does all the outside work, we work well as a team he does outside work I do inside work.....

I am lucky to have a wonderful gyno who will come to the house and do cancer smears, my doctor sends a nurse for blood tests as he is also fabulous and totally understands me, I am also going to have an eye sight test at home I so need this getting towards 40 means your eyes go downhill....

I am however unable to have a dentist come to the house, I explain I am housebound they then tell me they have a fully accessible practice, I then have to explain I suffer from panic attacks, they then go on to tell me they can sedate me, I explain I don't use any type of medication, I have no fear of dentist just my own gate, once I say I suffer with  agoraphobia they then say oh sorry we don't do home visits unless you have dentures, I would love dentures so please come and take all my teeth out I would never have another problem again, funny they always say no they cannot do that, so I am back in the yoyo again....

I have spent 3 weeks in a row trying to get a dentist that will come and see me, the NHS put me in touch with mental health, they send me back to the NHS like a yoyo, yesterday I ate a cracker one of the only 4 things I can eat and it chipped of half of my front tooth veneer, it is so sharp I keep catching my lips and making them bleed not to mention I look silly, I spent hours trying to pull the rest of it off but I cannot get it off...

I had my front teeth veneered years and years ago all the meds I was taking made them go yellow so like a fool I thought I would use household bleach to clean them, and all it did was take the coating off my teeth and the first cup of tea stained them again, so I kept bleaching them up to the point they just started crumbling away, so I had veneers put on them, all my life I just wanted a nice smile, but no I was the only one with wonky teeth...

I would love to win the lotto and the first thing I would do it set up a mobile dentist, I am sure there are hundreds of people like me who need this but cannot get there, what is wrong with compassion and caring and not making me feel like a total idiot, and telling me it is all in my head, yes that's right it is in my head not yours so you wouldn't understand, I pray that one day a dentist will say "Yes" I can come and see you and treat you at home...

I just give up for now, good job I don't go out looking like this :0) anyway I always feel better after a rant, so if you are still reading way to go :0) big huggles Pops x x x 

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Cute Chick

Good morning I hope your start to the weekend is going great, today I am sharing another "Chubby Chums" card with you from Paper Smooches, this time I am using this cute chick...




I love this one, I coloured with markers and added some pencil for cheeks, I used up some scraps of paper and added a button with some twine and a few pearls, I stamped the sentiment on to the card and rounded the corners, thank you for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Paper Smooches Challenge "Anything goes"

Friday, 21 November 2014

It's Friday

Good morning everyone it is my favourite day of the week when everyone is in one place for tea and movie night Friday's make me so happy, today I am sharing another "Chubby Chums" with you from Paper Smooches as they are so cute.....




I used up some scrap paper and added a little twine, and a sentiment from the set and rounded a corner, I coloured this little guy with markers and cut him out and popped him on the sentiment banner, I so love this set, thank you for looking today biggest of hugs love Pops x x x 

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Chubby Chums

Good morning today I am taking a break from Christmas cards and I am using this gorgeous "Chubby Chums" set from Paper Smooches.....




I used up scraps of paper and kept it simple, I coloured my owl with markers and added some pencil for the cheeks, I used the sentiment from the set and added some twin and some gold pearls, Thank you for looking today biggest of hugs love Pops x x x 

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Thinking of you stamp

Good morning today I am sharing the other stamp from the "Thinking of you " stamp set, I am so in love with this set, just wish my photo wasn't so dark so sorry..




I made this small then decided I wanted to go bigger so popped it on a bigger card, I stamped with "Hero Arts White" and heat embossed it, I coloured with "Distress Inks" Mowed Lawn and Wild Honey, I then used the matching "Die" to cut it out, I 3'd on to my panel, I added some "Pearls" and a sentiment, thank you so much for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Frosty Friends

Good morning, I have been cracking on with my Christmas cards and have made a huge dent in my to do list, in part a huge thanks to Pink Petticoat as I made 50 cards today using the gorgeous Image stamps that already have sentiments on them so saved me a heap of time.....




I chose "Frosty Friends" a little colouring with pro markers and some mini gems on the snowflakes, lots of glitter and some twine, the paper at the bottom is an older Pink Petticoat paper I love blue for Christmas....




My little production line, I told hubby he had to make me a card if I was making all the ones he wanted and he agreed, OMG he thinks he is so funny, here is his card...




I asked him what it was, his reply " A polar bear in a snowstorm with its eyes closed" how funny is he?!! thank you so much for looking today biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Simple Tree

Good morning today I am sharing a simple tree, I did do 4 more so I have another 5 cards done from my huge list getting there...




I water coloured this tree using distress inks and adding lots of water, I added some circles for baubles and a little star on the top, I then stamped the sentiment from "Signature Christmas" as I love the font and sprayed the card with sparkle, although I cannot capture it on camera, thank you for looking today biggest of hugs love Pops x x x 

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Clean Cards

Good morning so yesterday Lee says he is refusing to buy Christmas cards when there is a card maker in the house, at this time I count how many we need, 190 before the end of the month, he thinks I can just make them all in a couple of days, I told him I would do them once he had fixed the few jobs I had asked him to do months ago, he did them all so now I need to make all the cards, so I am kind of cheating in a way as I am making clean cards, I much prefer clean cards to full on ones, but next year I will be making them throughout the year so I do not get caught out....




I have used a scrap of paper to create a border and then sued the "Happy Christmas" word dire to make a sentiment and just added some "Clear Gems" I made 20 of these so I have a good start, thank you so much for looking today, biggest oh hugs love Pops x x 

Friday, 14 November 2014

Be....

Good morning, well yesterday to cheer myself up some I got out my distress inks and made lots of background and spend the day all inky, nothing better than that, I created a card with one of the backgrounds I made....




I used a Simon Says Stamp and Die for the sentiment it can be found "HERE" and I added some Clearly Besotted Butterflies stamps "HERE" and Dies "HERE", I just added some twine and a few "Gems" I used Crushed Olive and Tumbled Glass "Distress Inks" to make the background, thank you for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x 

Thursday, 13 November 2014

You Are.....

Good morning today I am sharing a card featuring "You Are" stamp set.....




I was lucky enough to win these gorgeous ink pads from "Simon Says" so I have used them on this card, they are so nice to use, I used the matching "You Are Dies" and cut out my flowers and "Leafy Accents" to add some leaves and a little scrap of paper and card, thank you so much for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Paper Smooches

Good morning today I am sharing a card with you using Paper Smooches "A Little Lovin" I got these last year and put them away for safe keeping, I have just found them, and realised I now need a lot more they are so cute and quirky and right up my street...




I had some paper left from a recent card making session so thought I would use up these little scraps, I stamped my frog on to watercolour paper and coloured him with Inktense Pencils, I added some stickles to his crown, I cut him out and 3d him on to my circle,and added 3 "Gems" and the sentiment, thank you so much for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Monday, 10 November 2014

Thinking of you stamp

Good morning today I am sharing a card I have made for a thank you I have used the "Thinking of You" stamp set as I just love the flower in this set...




I stamped in "Hero Arts" and heat embossed it as I love the white, I coloured with "Distress Inks" in Mowed Lawn and Worn Lipstick, I used the matching "Die" and cut it out and 3d to my card, the little sentiment is from "Butterfly Additions" set and I added 3 "Cream Pearls", thank you so much for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x 

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Tasty Treats

Good morning I hope you are having a fabulous weekend, today I am sharing a Cupcake card with you, I just love this stamp set so much....




I have used "Tasty Treats Stamps" and "Dies" and stamped using "Hero Arts White Powder" and heat embossed it I coloured with "Distress Inks", in Gathered Twigs and Dusty Concord, I added some "Purple Gems" and kept it so simple, I love this set, thank you so much for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x 

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Ice Cream

Good Morning today I am sharing an older stamp from There She Goes, I am not sure of the name but it is cute and came with a matching die...




I used "Hero Arts Minis" to stamp out my stamps and then die cut them and 3'd them to make them stand out a little, I added liquid pearls to the top layer and the sentiment came with the stamp set, I was given some of these dots for my birthday so added 3 of those too, thank you for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x 

Friday, 7 November 2014

Flower arrangment

Good morning today I am sharing a flower card with you made using "Clearly Besotted Stamps", these have now been discontinued, I guess I need a shopping trip to get some that are more up to date :0)




I stamped the flowers and vases, with "Hero Arts Minis", I 3d the vases and off set a "Blue Gem" so some of the yellow would show at one side, I used "Background Builder 2" for the bottom, thank you so much for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Thursday, 6 November 2014

With Love

Good morning today I am sharing one of my favourite stamps with you it is one of those you can use for many things, an all rounder, this time I have used it for a with love as a friend of mine is having a tough time and I thought a little thinking of you card would do....




I stamped the image from the "With Love" set in "Hero Arts white" embossing powder and heat embossed it, I coloured with "Distress Inks" using Mowed Lawn, Scattered Straw and Wild Honey, I then cut it out using the matching "Die", the sentiment is from the stamp set and I just added 3 small gems, thank you so much for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Challenge at Simon Says "Thinking of You"

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Babies

Good morning today I am sharing a couple baby cards with you, I made these for my next door neighbours as there baby grand kids turn one a day after each other....




I have coloured these cuties with Twin Touch Markers (Colours at the bottom) I have used up scraps of paper and added a Happy Birthday using the A Little Sentimental set from Clearly Besotted...




I made 3 different cards using all the same colours 2 boys and one girls...




Thank you so much for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Girl:
Skin: 107, 142, 132.
Hair: 26.
Pinks: 9, 138, 196.
Sox: 26.
Shoes: 116, 115, 223.
Pram: 109, 134, 113.
Wheels: WG3, 1, 0.5.
Rabitt: CG2, 1, 0.5, 000.
Bear: 223, 116, 115, 000.
Ground: WG3, 1, 0.5.
Shade: 171, 176, 000.

Boy:
Skin: 107, 142, 132.
Hair: 26.
Blues: 272, 185, 144.
Greens: 233, 237, 175.
Dog: 116, 115.
Wheels: CG2, 1, 0.5.
Ground: WG3, 1, 0.5.
Shade: 0.5, 000

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Another male card

Good morning today I am sharing another male card with you..




I used up a scrap of paper and added some Twine and a Button, I stamped the sentiment from Butterfly Wishes, and added some Geometric Shapes with Hero Arts inks, I used Cup o' Joe and Cornflower I just love brown and blue together, thank you for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Monday, 3 November 2014

Shirt

Good morning Monday already the weekends go so very fast, today I am sharing a card featuring an older Die from Clearly Besotted, I think this one is now discontinued, but it is from the Super Dad set one of my faves for the males.....




I used up scraps of paper for the shirt but slightly inked the edges, I used Background Builder 3 and Colorbox frost white, I heat gun dried it, I added some twine and a sentiment from A little Sentimental set and foam tape to make it pop out a little, sorry for the pants photo its so dark and dull here, thank you so much for looking today biggest of hugs love Pops x x x 

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Cupcakes :0)

I am back today with some cupcakes, it has been so busy here all week and I have had no laptop time today I have nothing to do so I am on a catch up, thank you for your  emails, I have been so busy I will reply now, we are all ok, it was Teej 17th Birthday on Halloween and we had such a busy day but we didn't get one trick or treater.....




I have used Tasty Treats Stamps and Dies for this card, I stamped and embossed my cupcake using Hero Arts White embossing powder and then I used my Distress Inks to colour them, I added a couple of Gems and a name....




I added a number on this one, and before I go I wanted to share a photo of Teej I am going to get in to trouble but oh well I am so proud of him...




This is Teej now 17, so hard to believe this 1lb baby is now bigger than both his sisters, thank you so much for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Challenge Simon Says Anything goes.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Simple Christmas card

Good morning this is my first Christmas card for me, I know I have made lots for the tv shows but this is the first one for me.....




The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted Stamps set Signature Christmas, and I used some little snowflakes using Hero Arts inks in Cornflowerand Pastel Blue and I added some Gems, there is a bit of scrap Nordic in the background, thank you so much for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

I have put comment moderation on as I am getting a lot of spam....

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Party Phoebe

Good morning today I am sharing a girly card using Party Phoebe...



I coloured my image with Twin Touch Markers and cut her out to 3D her up, the papers are from my scrap box, not sure what they are, I added some flat flowers and some gorgeous Gem Brads...




Thank you for looking today biggest of hugs love Pops x x x



Twin Touch Colours:

Skin:
107, 142, 132, 139.
Eyes:
7, 9.
Hair:
107, 97, 95, 102.
Dress:
7, 9, 18.
Shoes:
9.
Bag:
7, 9, 18.
Glass:
178, 000.
Umbrella:
7, 9.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Astronaut

Good morning today I am sharing another male card with you this time using Astronaut....


I have coloured him using Twin Touch Markers and lots of scraps of paper I think it is all MME of some sort, I slightly distressed the edges, I added some stars and a number and kept it really bright....




Thank you so much for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Twin Touch Colours used:

Skin:
107, 142, 132, 139.
Hair:
194, 104, 107.
Hats: 
36, 33, 24.
Top:
36, 44, 35.
Trousers:
185, 144.
Flag:
185, 144.
Teddy:
116, 115, 113, 000.
Bunny:
116, 115, 113, 000.
Rocket:
175, 237, 233, 10, 11, 15, 104, 100.
Ground/Shade:
WG1, WG0.5, 000.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Girl card

Good morning today I am sharing one of the images from The Besties Set and I made a female simple card...




These have to be my faves from Sally-Ann so grown up an perfect for grown up girls, I have coloured her with Twin Touch Markers and cut her out, I added some stardust to her eyelashes and they sparkle in real life, the paper is from an old Prima pad, I added a gorgeous Ribbon, some corners and a few Gems....




Thank you so much for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x 



Colours Used.

Skin:
107, 142, 132, 139.

Hair:
107. 97, 95, 102.

Jeans:
116, 115, 113.

Shoes:
116.

Top:
CG0.5, 000.

Jacket/Eyes:
185, 144.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Paul Typing

Good morning, first I am sorry I couldn't get round to you yesterday, I could not log in I kept getting codes to put in but they wouldn't work, it seems ok today, so today I am sharing another male card I have made using Paul Typing.....




I have coloured him using Twin Touch Markers, I have used up scraps of paper from my little scrap box, I again have left of the sentiment so peeking eyes cannot see it....




Thank you so much for looking today biggest of hugs love Pops x x x




Colours used

Skin: 
137, 142, 132, 139.

Hair: 
107,97, 95.

Sox: 
43, 237, 175, CG0.5, 000.

Laptop: 
W3, 169, 109.

Top:
43, 237, 175.

Pillow:
41, 104, 169.

Roll Pillow:
183, 185, 144.

Ground:
169, W5, W1, W0.5, 000.

Shade:
W5, W1, W0.5, 000.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Take it easy

Good morning today I am sharing a male card with you, using Take it easy....




I have kept him simple and not added the sentiment yet as the person it is for will see, I have coloured with my Twin Touch Markers, and of course distressed all the edges, I added some glossy accents to the drink...




Thank you so much for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Colours used

Skin: 
137, 142, 132, 139.

Hair: 
92.

Hat: 
104, 169, 134.

Sox: 
26, 000.

Book: 
169, 109.

Drink: 
179, 32, 35.

Dog: 
116, 223, 115, CG1, CG0.5.

Chair: 
100, 104, 113, 32, 34, 37, 43, 237, 175.

Grass: 
43, 237, 175.

Clouds: 
185, CG0.5.

Sky: 
178, 171, 182, 000.