Sunday, 26 December 2010


Hello everyone! Hope you are enjoying the festivities. As usual I have neglected my blog in light of my new facebook page Cards By Mrs I. My intention/ new years resolution is to try and remember to update my blog when I post pics on my facebook page. Let's see if I can remember to do that! Here's a picture of my stall at a recent craft fair. Enjoy the rest of the holidays!

Sunday, 31 October 2010


Hello I'm back in Blog Land! I treated myself to a netbook laptop so I'm well away! Here is a topical card for todau. Isn't it lovely having an extra hour! This card was an experiment with stamping and using distress inks and I was quite pleased with the result!

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Macmillan Coffee Morning

On Saturday 2nd October I'm having a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan. I will be selling my handmade cards. Cheryl will be doing manicures and selling nail gift sets and Sharon is head of refreshments! We are also hoping to have Kim and her handsewn gifts. There will also be a tombola in aid of Macmillan. Looking forward to showing everyone my new pink kitchen!

Friday, 20 August 2010

I'm married!

We had a fantastic day last Saturday, the weather was kind and a good time was had by all! We are going away next weekend but this wekend will be a quiet one. X Factor, a bottle of wine and my husband will make for an ideal Saturday night!

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

nearly there!

Yes I am still here! Wedding plans have taken over my life!!!! 11 more sleeps to go! Here is a (before!) picture from my hen night, although it looks like I've had a few already with my eyes shut! My oldest bridesmaids are either side of me and Cheryl on the right booked a Limo to take us to Ipswich and then we went on a river cruise down the River Orwell. The boat had a Abba and 70's theme disco on board with a buffet. On the way back we watched fireworks from the boat which Cheryl claimed she had ordered and that they were not for Jools Holland who was playing in the park! I will be sure to post some wedding pics and then recapture my crafty life in the Autumn!

Friday, 18 June 2010

new Paperchase shop!

I was very excited to find that we have a Paperchase shop! I was like a child in a sweet shop! I bought these 3 postcards as I have a current love of peacocks and flamingoes. I've even bought inflatable flamingoes for the wedding! Not sure what I will do with these postcards yet. I may frame them and put them up in my new craft room. Phil is building a garage with a part of it sectioned off for my craft room! Very exciting!

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Absent from Blog Land!

Hello all!!

I have been absent from Blog Land for too long! Wedding plans have completely taken over my life so there hasn't been much time for crafting! The wedding is 3 months this weekend! Aaaah!

In between the appointments etc I have managed to make this quick card with some stamps I won from a magazine giveaway and some pretty dress peel offs I found in my travels. I have coloured in the peel off and stuck it on acetate before attached to the pretty paper which I have stamped on to create a scene. Hope you are all well. xx

Monday, 15 February 2010


For this months challenge over on The artist trading club is to doodle a background and then add anything you like over the top. I started with a base card cut from the scrap card I have on my craft table when I am stamping. I then used my whispers pens to doodle over what was already on the card and added a touch of ink. I then added some magazine pics and bits and bobs form my craft box. Having intially thought 'oh crikey' when I saw the challenge, I was quite pleased wiht how they turned out!

Sunday, 7 February 2010


It's that time of year again! Here is a card I made using some free magazine papers and card from my local craft shop (which has closed this weekend due to retirement but another one has opened yesterday hurrah!). The glitter chipboard letters are from a QVC kit. Sorry the picture is a bit wonky, the card is straight honest!

Sunday, 31 January 2010


I'm starting to get more confident with my stamping now and experimenting with different images. this card uses a distress ink pad, Whispers pens and my favourite product of the moment - glossy accents. The stamps are from Particraft.

Saturday, 23 January 2010


Here are some more of my 'recycled backgrounds' ATC's. I'm on a roll with these!

Saturday, 9 January 2010

perfect craft weather!

The snow looks so beautiful - this was yesterady and we've had loads more since!
However it does cause problems - the front of my car is smashed and I think I have a hen with a broken leg! You can see their house on the left of the photo. But it's great crafty weather!
When I'm stamping I like to keep a sheet of card on my table which gets covered in ink, glitter, glue etc! I have recycled this by cutting into ATC size and inking over with my ink pads to create backgrounds. I added some stickers and rub ons and was really pleased with the results.
Remember if you see something you like - get in touch! (Joanne I'll save one for your next package!)