Thursday, 31 December 2015

Wishing all my carfty friends a very happy,healthy new year,have fun everyone xx

This is a card I made using the new crafter's companion essential word dies,there are 88 words in this set,something for every occasion 

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

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Hello my friends,I hope you are all managing to survive these heavy winds and rain. It is at least a good reason to stay in and do some crafting.
I just thought I would share with you a Advent calendar I have done for my 1 year old granddaughter, Her mum and I decided on a icy blue one and decided a Olaf would be a good character to put on the top.
I hope that it will become a family treasure to be passed down through the family generations along with the one I made for my grandson two years ago. 

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Here are my design team samples from the embellishments kit which include the most luxurious 12 x12" paper pad and a matching 6 x6" paper pad and a pad of base cards,pearls,lace.stamps.doilies.buttons.brads and toppers. It was like all my Christmases had come at once when this was delivered. It really does do the name of Downton Abbey proud,again it is luxury with a capital L.
My first card is one that shows of the Downton brand and was made using papers from the tripple cd and some of the excellent die's in this range

 Background papers from the tripple cd
Image from cd
Die's from the Downton range
Pearls from embellishment range
CC hammered white card
CC black card
CC gold card
black diamond embellishments (pound shop)

Background papers from CD
Main image background from paper pad
Main image from cd
other images from embellishment toppers
Key from embellishments
CC black card
Chain ribbon,my own
CC Embossing folder

Main double sided paper from the luxury paper pad
Background paper, Cordinations card
Lace edging from embellishments pack
Wooden frame from embellishments pack
sentiment,flowers,bow and ceramic flower also from embellishments pack
Fans from the doily die's

Shirt and hankie papers from luxury paper pad
Jacket from cordinations cardstock
Brad and sentiment from embellishments pack
Gold chain (my own )
Grey ribbon for bow tie (my own)
Good morning my crafty friends,I hope you are all well and managing to gets lots of crafting done. I imagine you have all started on your Christmas makes by now. Where as I have been to busy making design team sample for Crafter's Companion's Die'sire team and this time I have been in the lucky position to have been working with two collections from the Downton Abbey range. The first is the Luxury card kit,which is exclusive to Create and Craft tv for the Crafter's companion 10th Birthday week.
This kit is luxury with a capital L and you can make at least 50 cards with it and it includes everything you need. So even a brand new crafter who hasn't got any other crafting materials can get started straight from the box,which makes it a perfect gift for lovers of the series and for friends who have expressed a interest in trying card making for themselves. It includes all the embellishments and even a tape pen to stick it all down with. I have to say it is the first complete kit I have ever seen.
Here are the samples I made from this kit and I must say they only took a few minutes each to make.

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Hello my crafty friends,I hope you are all well and enjoying some time crafting.
Todays card is my DT card for the halfway reminder for the Gruffies and Guest Challenge blog/anything goes - Embossed, wet or dry over at ,,,,
This months sponsors are
and they are offering a prize of 7 digi's, a prize worth having eh.
I hope we will see you entering this month

Monday, 12 October 2015

Good morning my Crafty friends
I am sharing my design team makes for with you this morning which are from the Kimono range. When I received my parcel with this range in it my mind was all a whirl with idea's. This is so beautiful,the luxury paper pad, "with emphasis on LUXURY" is the most beautiful papers and some have been glittered with encapsulated glitter, so no shedding, YAY! 
As you will no doubt guess my favourite die was the peacock,how stunning he is! I could have made card after card,I had so many idea's but for now I was asked for two designs and these are what I came up with. And what can I say about the stunning embossing folders...... well although I only used one on these samples,they are all superb and a must have,if I hadn't received these to work with I would have had to add them to my collection. 

This first card idea was the first to pop into my head as soon as I saw this collection,it is what I think is typically Japanese,and the stick pins I used for the posts worked really well I think.

The second card is something else that to me says Japanese and that is fans. I love love love the backing paper from the pad and the colours are so me. 

I hope you like them both and while you are here why not pop over and take a look at the collection on and take a look at all the design teams makes while you are there.

Happy crafting xx

Friday, 2 October 2015

Hi everyone,sorry it has been a while but it was my granddaughters 1st birthday this week and I had lots to make and celebrations to be had. We took her and my grandson to the zoo on her birthday and they had a great time.
Anyway I thought I would share with you a card I was asked to make for two young Ladies getting married who love Steampunk. I have never made a steampunk wedding card so it was quite a challenge but I must say I love the finished card even if I do say so myself lol. My Husband loved it to and I always wait for his approval as he is a tell it like it is guy and if he doesn't like something he will tell me lol. I hope it inspires you to try something outside you're comfort zone to,you just never know where it will take you,happy crafting x

Friday, 18 September 2015

Well hello again my crafty friends,I am back again after a couple of weeks break from crafting due to a nasty flare up of my M.E,but I am feeling much more human again I am glad to say. I have spent the last two days in my craft room making this months card for reminder for our challenge, anything goes/make it fruity.
I must say it was so nice to get back to doing what I love,I hate it when I am not up to crafting. I really enjoyed making this card to as it was two 1st's for me 1) my 1st ever rocker card and I am not even sure I did it the proper way but I did it my way," I feel a song coming on lol". and 2) It was my 1st time trying a bit of water colouring.
I started with cutting a large circle out of some grand circle die's I have and folding it in half,then I had a half circle set from cheery Lyn that I bought and thought I would never use but thought they would make a nice cutout on the bottom of the card so I cut them out of some green card a layered it over the top of the base white card. Then I used the same die to cut the outer circle in pink for the topper and layered that with a slightly smaller circle in green glitter card and then in water colour card. Then I painted the background scene to go with the image and layered on the image by decoupaging it. for the seeds in the water melon I used liquid pearls in black and the other seeds I had to cut out one by one and add them to the finish picture,but I think it was worth the effort as it bought the scene to life. I hope you like it and maybe you will try something you haven't done before to. Happy crafting :)
Our sponsers this month are with a prize of a £10 voucher for the winning card 

Friday, 4 September 2015

Hello my friends,I hope it has not turned to cold for you all,it is a bit chilly here in Norfolk but then we get it off the North sea. I hope you are all well and finding time to do some crafting,although those of you with children may have found it difficult over the summer holidays. Hopefully you will be able to grab some you time now that they have gone back to school now though and can find time to create in whatever way you do.
 It has been a busy few weeks for me with my Crafter's Companion design team makes and going up to Durham to celebrate with all at CC for the 10th birthday celebrations. It isn't their birthday until October but with everyone at CC having some busy times ahead we got the celebrations done while there was some time for it. I have to say that Sara Davies  is a truly inspirational Lady and brings out my crafting enthusiasm big time. I have so much enjoyed working on the Die'sire team and love these dies. The future from the peak I have had will have these die's and embossing folders rising to another level to,so watch this space. I certainly hope to have a long association with these products and I am sure that if and when you try them you will also look forward to each and every launch.
I make no apologies for my love of these products and I must say I am not one to be easily impressed and consider myself a very choosy crafter.
All that said,here are my DT samples which will launch in the 4 day deal on Monday with Leann  on Create and craft tv at 8am,1pm and 5pm and if they don't sell out in the 1st day again they will be on with Fiona on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Angela O’Donoghue
A6 Decorative Bauble die
Snowflake edge’able die
Let it snow stamp
CC centura pearl/silver card
Blue miri card
Silver ribbon
Blue button
Clear gems

Angela O’Donoghue
A6 Decorative star die
Bethlehem Edge’ables die
CC centura pearl card/silver
Merry and Bright stamp
Navy blue card
Silver glitter paper
Silver guilding wax
Clear gems

Angela O’Donoghue
Christmas snowflake accordion die
Jingle bells circle overlay die
Enjoy the magic of Christmas stamp
Navy blue card
Silver holographic card

Christmas snowflake accordion card die
Snowflake overlay die
CC centura pearl card/silver
Pink miri card
Pink glitter card
Clear gems 

Angela O’Donoghue
Christmas Present Accordion die
Ivy Square overlay
CC cenura pearl Christmas red card
CC centura pearl Green card
Celebrate the season stamp
Picture from Brambly hedge CD
Backing papers
Green ribbon

Angela O’Donoghue
Christmas present accordion die
Holly square overlay
CC centura pearl card
Merry and Bright stamp
Christmas holly embossing folder
Gold guilding wax
Red glitter

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Hello again everyone,it's like buses at the mo,you wait and wait and then 3 come at once lol. Anyway I have some more cards for you. They are my design team cards for the Die'sire team at in readiness for the 4DD on on Monday,starting at 8am and they are the new Christmas Edge'ables dies which I very much enjoyed using as although they are detailed they come out of the die with ease and were a delight to use as I am finding with all the Die'sire dies. 

Edge’ables Christmas Carol die CC black card CC spray sparkle CC poinsettia die from classiques set CC ivy die from classiques set Silent night song sheet Piano keys Red ribbon White Christmas ribbon

Edge’ables Christmas bow die Wreath die from Classiques set Holly die from Classiques set Poinsettia from Classiques set Textures 8x8 embossing folder- Distressed Textures 8x8 embossing folder - Basket weave Gold gilding wax Red glitter card Gold card Red ribbon (my own)

Edge’ables Snowflake die CC Christmas trees CC Centura pearl white/silver CC Tis the season stamp CC tacky glue CC 3d gel glue Blue miri card Blue sparkle melt dust Backing papers (my own)

Edge’ables Holly bells die CC santa sleigh die from Classiques set Purple miri card White card CC Hessian embossing textures folder CC spray and sparkle pearlesant Backing paper ( my own)

Edge’ables Bethlehem die Three wise men from classiques set CC black card Gold embossed card (my own) Copper miri card

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Good morning my crafty friends,I hope you are all keeping well and if not that you will soon be feeling better.
It's that time of month when I post my latest house mouse DT card for This month it's anything goes as always with the option of summer fun. The prize for the winner is generously provided by and is a beautiful rubber stamp

Materials used - Crafter's Companion 8x8 knit one pearl one embossing folder
                           Image from Joanna Sheens House mouse paper pad
                           background sheet is a graduated colour changing paper I had
                           Crafter's Companion Kraft card
                           3D glue gel
                           Crafter's Companion tacky glue

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Good morning everyone,I hope you are all well and enjoying your crafting. I thought I would share with you some design Team cards I have made with the new 5x7" texture embossing  folders from They are great if you like to make smaller cards or only have a smaller size machine. I must say I don't normally make smaller cards,always 8x8 but I really enjoyed working with them. You don't have to over complicate the embellishments because the embossing is so nice that you don't want to cover it up to much. They are very good with co-ordinations cardstock to as it adds another dimension when you sand the embossing down to reveal another colour and I have since had a go at using them on darker card and guilding them. I am definitely going to be making a lot more smaller cards from now on,especially at Christmas when I need to make so many.

 5x7 Texture folder Distress, Hessian - Die'sire Ivy Die from Christmas Classiques set - Itsy Bitsy quilling die - Core'dinations card stock


Textures 5x7 Leaf vein folder - Ivy Die from Christmas Classiques set - Lace - Pearl Pins (my own)  

 5x7 Texture: wood grain folder -Poppy die from Crafter's Companion Inspiration Magazine - Die'sire Ivy die from Christmas classiques set - Core'dinations card stock 


5x7 Texture folder: Stone wall - Itsy Bitsy bloom quilling die for the border - Core'dinations card stock - Kraft card 


Saturday, 18 July 2015

Hi everyone,what a beautiful morning,the sun is shinning and I am super excited to show you my first batch of design team cards for the super new Christmas Classiques dies from Crafter's Companion which are featuring as the new weekender deal on Create and Craft all weekend. 
I can't put into words just how proud it makes me to see my cards shown on create and craft and the rest of the design team make were stunning. If you missed the shows then they are definitely worth seeing on catch up.  
There are to many cards to go into how I made each one individually so I will put pic's up and products used but if you have any questions about individual cards and how they were made then please feel free to ask. So here goes,I hope you like them and they inspire you to have a go with them. It's never to early to get started on Christmas cards,I try getting ahead by making one every time I make an every day card and then it means I am well ahead when Christmas arrives.

Church window die
Ivy die
CC Kraft card
Dry stone wall embossing folder
Co-ordinations card (biege)
Materials roses ( my own from Hobbycraft)
8x8 card blank (my own)
Sentiment ( Kanban)

Christmas fireplace dies
Traditional Christmas tree
Backing papers ( my own)
CC centura pearl/silver card
Green and red card (my own)
CC black card
8x8 card blank ( my own

Santa sleigh die
CC christmas tree dies
CC tiny dots folder
Tonic circle die
Backing paper ( my own )
Glitter paper (my own)
8x8 card blank (my own)


Three wisemen die
Nativity die
CC black card
Coloured background sheet (my own)
Fence and Gate die for border
CC Kraft card
Gold card (my own)
8x8 Card blank (my own)

Church Window die
Poinsetta die
Ivy die
Co-ordinations card white
Texture folder-Dry stone wall
Red card (my own)
8x8 card blank (my own)
Silver card (my own)
Sentiment ( Kanban)

Home for Christmas die set
CC Kraft card
Wreath die from fireplace set
CC Christmas tree dies
White card (my own)
Textutes folder Distress
Merry Christmas tape (wilko)

Christmas wreath die
Poinsetta die
CC A4 dotty folder
Green card (my own)
Green ribbon ( papermania)
Noel sentiment ( Kanban)
8x8 card blank (my own)

Frosty the snowman die
Christmas Stockings die
Snow is falling die
CC centura pearl card/silver
CC acetate
Light blue card (my own)
Dark blue card ( my own)
White ribbon (my own)

Jingle bells die
Ivy die from bundle 2
gold mirri card (my own)
Bronze mirri card (my own)
Gold distress card (my own)
Sentiment ( Kanban)
Sheena douglass swirly folder
6x6 card blank (my own)

Christmas window die set
Robin and foliage set
fence and Gate set,used for the border
CC Kraft card
CC centura pearl card/silver
Co-ordinations card white
Dry stone wall folder
CC acatate
8x8 Card blank (my own)

Postbox and robin die set
Holly from bundle 2
White and Red card (my own)
Red ribbon (my own)
6x6 card blank (my own)
Button and sparkle (my own)

Friday, 17 July 2015

I’m in love with these fantastic new Christmas dies that Fiona Clayton ­ Crafter’s Companion will have on Create & Craft TV this weekend!! She’s got lots of fabulous demonstrations planned, so don’t miss her! Get all the info about the shows and a look at all the dies here:
I thought I would show you a sneak peak of my one of my favourite sample cards I produced,although there are so many favourites.

Christmas wreath die
Poinsetta die
CC A4 dotty folder
Green card (my own)
Green ribbon ( papermania)
Noel sentiment ( Kanban)
8x8 card blank 

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Good morning everyone,I hope all this sunny weather is keeping you all happy,I must admit to not coping with the heat but I must not complain,I am happy in front of the fan doing what I love..... CRAFTING 
First of all I have some great and exciting news to share with you all. I have joined the Crafters Companion Die-sire design team. You can imagine how excited I was when I got the email,and nervous at the same time lol. So you can expect to see lots of creations using the crafters companion products on here from now on. I really need to get my craftroom organised though but have hit the ground running at the moment with my first assignment so it will have to wait until I have got my samples ready for that but it is now a urgent task. 

So back to the task in hand for now and my latest make, my DT card for The theme this month is Anything goes/Lazy days and our sponsor this month is  who are giving the winner 7 digi's
I hope you will all join in and have some fun with these beautiful images,every one makes a beautiful card,they are fail safe I think.
I had so many images that I fell in love with but in the end had to make a decision so I went with this adorable image of the mice and bunny relaxing. 
As always I took my colour inspiration from the image and looking at it I decided that it would look good on a circle easel card so it looked like it was on a plate. I used a grand circles die to cut out the card and another circle for the face of it in this lovely purple glitter card and layered it up with some pale green card to give me a base then I added the base picture in a smaller circle which I printed from the House Mouse triple CD. I decoupaged the image using 7 images as I do love to bring these little critters to life as much as possible. Then I used my Xcut alpahabet dies to cut out the z's and the relax from both purple and green card and layered them up to give a shadow effect. I am sorry but I can't remember the name of this die I used to cut the lattuce out but it is a Sue Wilson one. I cut it out of the green bottom circle and put it on top of the purple and added some liquid pearls to give it dimension. Then I used a purple stamped happy birthday and edged it with the purple glitter card. Then I found this beautiful green ribbon from the many boxes I have collected over the years and also this lovely striped button for the centre and used the bow as my stopper. I was very pleased with the finished card and it has become my latest favourite LOL, I hope you all like it to and it inspires you to get crafting. 
Enjoy the sunshine and I will be seeing you more often in the future,take care and happy crafting x

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Good morning my crafty friends, I do hope you all weathered the storms last night,it is still very wet outside and lots of branches came down from my oak trees.
It's time for another House Mouse card for the halfway reminder for This month it is Anything goes with the option of Lavender and Lace.
this months sponsor is

For this card I used                   Dies used                                                           Embossing Folders

8"x8" blank card                         Tonic heart dies                                                 
White card 300gsm                     Spellbinders latice background                          
Silver miri card                           Tattered lace free die from No 2 magazine
Lavender card

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Good morning my crafty friends,it's house mouse time again. I am a bit late with this months post as I swapped with another design team member due to my daughter being unwell and having to look after my grand children so she could rest,I didn't have time to get a card done. So this is for the halfway reminder for this months challenge for this month it's anything goes/die cuts and the sponsors are with a prize of $10 digi stamp.

As I have been so busy and not well again myself I didn't have time to do a 3D decoupage one this time,but then house mouse are such lovely images they are very much stand alone images anyway. As you can see I decided to make a easel card this month and started as usual by choosing colours from the picture,so I chose greens and cream. I used a image from the triple cd and used a tonic happy birthday die for the front cover and used a trellis die "sorry I don't remember which one" to create the stopper for the base. The dragonflies were a free gift on a magazine which came with the die and stamp to create these lovely dragonflies (the photo don't do them justice). I also embossed the base with the embosabilities  leaf folder.
I hope you like what I have done and it would be great to see your creations over at Gruffies and Guests