Thursday, 30 June 2011


Didn't blog yesterday, I made some marmalade, pink grapefruit and lemon, mmmmm it's really good,it's so easy to make but a bit time consuming, but woth it for the end product. If anybody would like the recipe let me know.Much better than shop bought.
I also designed another Christmas, sorry about this in June and hot weather. It might cool you down.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Is there anybody there?

Hallooooooooooooo is anybody out there? I thought when you blogged that people put comments on your blogs. I know I'm new to this but where is everybody?
Joke.  Husbands are like fires, they go out if unattended.
Ive just uploaded this card.

Monday, 27 June 2011

Another hot day

Well all I can say is if Sheila didn't do much yesterday cause of the heat, that was 100 % more than I did, although did go for a walk arounf Nymans gardens which is a lovely place for those of you that like gardening and flowers, or just nice paces to walk.  They have a nice tearoom their and I am afraid to say the diet hit a low when I indulged in a cream tea.  Oops.  Today I have for you some scrapbook pages that I am just uploading on to Craftsuprint (although having trouble at the moment)

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Whew it's hot

Wow, it;s been so hot today, don't feel like doing anything too energetic,so I did some weeding, made some scones, cooked a roast dinner,had to make up for yesterday's balls up, how can you get the date of your husband's birthday wrong. I think I'm forgiven.
Husband to Wife... Darling shall we change positions tonight.
Wife... What a good idea, you stand and do the ironing, and I'll lie on the couch,watch television and fart.
Todays card,ideal for men, 224371_688

Saturday, 25 June 2011

I'm in the dog house. I wished my husband, Happy Birthday, this morning , and he said it's a bit late, it was yesterday. I didn't forget, I just got the date wrong.I wondered why he was a bit off with me all day yesterday.
Anyway here's a pretty card to cheer us all up. cup. no.223917

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Designer resources

Evening crafters, with Christmas coming (I can't believe I am saying that) I thought you might like some snowflakes.  These are all metallic and some with a jewel effect.  All png images, 300 dpi and available through cup223276_688  Hope you like them

Today's card

I think there must have been a fault on the blog yesterday as it would not let me upload a card. So let's see what happens today. Success. cup. no.223216_688

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Free silver Butterfly

Though you might like this butterfly I created, it is a png file so you will need a graphics program to use it.  Have fun crafting

The Dentist

Just looked at my calendar, I have a dentist appointment next week, so I made up this poem.

Sorry I can't come to dinner tonight, I went to the dentist today,
There was plenty of action and many extractions, and all I can do is pray.
That my dentures so new,will allow me to chew,
Won't spit when I talk, or snap at my fork
Won't dribble when I eat, or fall out when I speak.
They do as they please, I dread a cough or a sneeze.
I'm losing my sanity, I'm near on my knees
I swear I've got  Tauretts disease.
So I won't come to dine, till my teeth toe the line
I'd feel such a pratt, if they ended up in your lap,

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

A Xmas card

I know its early and summer has just started, but I see many crafters are already into Xmas cards so here one I have just uploaded tonight.  Hope you like it ( cup222620_688).
I was thinking that you might like a christmas verse for you cards, so here's one I used last year.

Christmas is a special time
for getting together, not just on-line
So let's rejoice and celebrate
toast our friends and eat Xmas cake


I feel as though I've just had a tour of Australia, we picked my son and his wife up from the airport this morning. They have been holidaying over there for 5 months, so they have been telling me about all their adventures. Sounded wonderful. I'll have to do some Kangaroo cards.
" How dare you break wind in front of my wife" said the host to the dinner guest
"I'm sorry" said the guest,"I didn't know it was her turn.
Here's today's  222588

Monday, 20 June 2011


Does anyone have any ideas to stop the squirrels eating all the birds nuts. Ive tried running out and shouting, barking like a dog, I'm sure the neighbours think i'm nuts. Ive also tried putting grease on the pole it;s funny to see them slide down but they still manage to get to the nuts. They frighten away the birds and spend ages just eating.
My husband just told me this joke.
A wife came back from the doctors and said" The doctor said that I had breasts of a young girl"
Husband.  What did he say about your 60 year old arse.
Wife. Oh he never mentioned you.
Here is my latest card. No.222148

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Free D.I.Y. Backing paper.

For the lady who wanted backing paper with D.I.Y. Tools on for male cards etc.
This is free for anyone to use, hope you like it

Free D.I.Y card

This is for the lady who requested something for a man with D.I.Y Tools so this free card is for you to decoupage, and for anyone else who can make use of it.

Saturday, 18 June 2011


Well I think the rain we have just had has made up for all the rain we didn;t get earlier in the year. It's flooded my courtyard but all the plants in the garden look happier, and now the sun is shining again.
 Here's another of my silly jokes for you.
What's the difference between men and women? Answer. A woman wants one man to satisfy her every need. A man wants every woman to satisfy his one need.
This is my latest card with's no. is221255.should be availaible from Craftsuprint later today.Have a lovely day.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Free Thank You card

Here is a free Thank You card, you can download it from here. All it needs is to cut it out and fold it in half. It fits into a normal  size envelope. Its always nice to receive a thankyou for good deed done. Hope you like it.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Designer resources

I thought I would share with you some of our cute animal designs that I have just uploaded on to craftsuprint and shoud be available tomorrow morning.  These are all hand drawn so hope you like them.  Next week I will provide you with aother free backing sheet,  any requests??

Get Well Card

Just been listening to a country and western music show, trouble is I can't keep still, I used to line dance but it seems to have gone off now, it was very popular a few years ago. Really good exercise
Farmer Giles had a really good looking wife, he found he couldn't keep his hands off her,- so he fired them.
Todays card is a "GET WELL" no.220328.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Christmas comes early

I can't believe I have designed a Christmas card already, In June, but for people who make a lot of Christmas cards they start early, so here is my latest. It's no. is 219830 and will be available Wed. 15th on  craftsuprint.


I had to go to the hospital today with my husband for knee x-rays, as an old para-trooper his knees need a bit of repair. While I waited I made up this poem for people of a certain age and over, whatever that is.

 Age is just a number you know, Whatever all the records may show
Your tits may have dropped, and your belly popped
But heh what's new, they haven't a clue,
Just get up and show them what you can do.
You're toothless, it's vile, you're frightened to smile
But that's no excuse, to be a recluse
Get up and go, play fast and loose.
Your wrinkles are showing, your legs are bowing
Your feet are flat and your bum is fat.
But your health is good , you don't scoff much pud.
You eat all your fruit and veggies,
Who cares what your told, Of course you're not old
You're just a bit frayed round the edges

Monday, 13 June 2011


Debra and I often seem to be thinking of the same thing at the same time, or one is just about to phone when the other has just phonedToday we have both done a sympathy card., so to avoid getting too morbid with ywo sympathy cards to look at today, here's a little prayer.
Lord if you can't make me skinny, please make all of my friends fat.    card no.219452

A Poem for you

This is a poem that I wrote, which I hope will raise the spirit when someone passes, it is always such a sad time and words are all we have to convey our thoughts and feelings.  I have just uploaded this card this evening so hope you like it

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Lazy Sunday

That's it I've done absolutely nothing very much today except design another greeting card, this time for a golden wedding,   ahhh   how romantic. Talking of romance I've just watched my most favourite film of all time. GHOST with Patrick Swazey, and Demi Moore, and the hilarious Whoopee Goldberg. It is a love story with a difference, and even though I've seen it so many times, I still cry.
Here's the Golden  Wedding Anniversary card. No. 219024

Sunday might be wet

Well, Sunday was wet but this always gives us the opportunity to craft without feeling guilty that we should be outside making the most of the good weather, or even gardening.  So today I've spent the day (well some of it) drawing with my daughter and two granddaughters which is always fun as they are so creative.  I have just uploaded a fun Xmas design for baby's first Xmas (drawing was done by my daughter Cleo). This is a decoupage card and should be available on by Monday morning

Saturday, 11 June 2011


My best friend works in a chocolate shop, guess what, she's always giving me chocolates. Yum.
I went to see her last night,.  Say no more.
"I like your new suit," said Mike to Bill.  "Thanks" said Bill, "It was a surprise present from my wife, I came home last night and found it hanging over a chair in the bedroom".

Friday, 10 June 2011

For Paintshop Pro users who want to use Photoshop brushes

Earlier I posted a link to that would help those who want to use Photoshop brushes and Vicki Avcin who is one craftsuprints talented designers and expert PSP user has very kindly offered the following advice:
Just one thing with this........they say to get a script to convert the .png to a .pspbrushscript file.
I'd recommend not doing that step or you'll be waiting for about an hour for PSP to open if you make all your files into brushfiles.

Use the abrview to export the .png thumbnail files into a folder where you will find them. Then when you want to use a particular brush, open the .png in PSP and export just that brush to PSP.

The more brushfiles you put in the PSPBrush Folder the longer it will take to load the program.

Its the same as we teach with the fonts.....the more you put into a default folder in the program the longer the program takes to load.

You are better off only adding only what you need as everytime you open a program your computer goes through the motion of 'looking and adding' all components of that program, so the more you have the longer it takes.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Good Deeds

Just been watching a t.v. documentary, about a really young girl,who obviously comes from my neck of the woods in London, her accent gave her away,but she was so genuinely concerned about the plight of the Africans and so dedicated to what she was doing. I so admire people who are not afraid to speak out for others less fortunate than themselves, and experience the squalor they have to live in and try to improve their lives.
Todays card

Wednesday, 8 June 2011


Nurse.  "Doctor that man you just gave a clean bill of health to dropped dead as he was leaving the surgery"
Doctor." Well turn him round and make it look as if he was just comin in"

Todays card


Well what an exciting day, my friend who I haven't seen for 36 years (where's the time gone) came over to the UK and spent the day with me, it was such fun to be able to reminice about all the things we did as teenagers living in Rhodesia before Mr Mugabe came along. We would spend our eveings out clubbing till the early hours, a few hours sleep and then off to work.  Wow, now I need a good nights sleep and can not believe we went for weeks with only two to three hours a night.  I must be getting old.  We have promised each other to not let another 36 years go before we meet again (ha ha I would be 88 then).

Here's our latest edition as a made up card it is a decoupage and is available on

Tuesday, 7 June 2011


Today's card has a verse from D.F.Gurneys poem God's Garden. it's C.U.P. no. is 217467  Rose Garden
The kiss of the sun for pardon,
The song of the bird for mirth,
One is nearer God's heart in a garden
than anywhere else on earth.                 (   If you would like the whole poem let me know )

Free backing sheet

As promised here is a free backing sheet, you just need to click on it and you should be able to print it, if anyone has any problems let me know.

For Paintshop Pro users

I found a really interesting link with tips and tricks for all sorts of things and this particular tip is for converting Photoshop brushes so that they can be used in Paintshop Pro. I have used this my self yet but will do, so if anyone uses it let me know how it works for you

Monday, 6 June 2011


Where has today gone, time just seems to evaporate, like the saying,
Time is like a toilet roll, the nearer the end you get the faster it goes.
or Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a bannana.
That's enough of that, here's todays card

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Rainy Sunday

Thought I might get a lie in this morning, no chance, husband up at seven, making the tea,so up i get.
Lots of time for hobbies today especially as it's his turn to cook dinner. Went to our local hobbies shop extavaganzer day to see all the demos etc. I spend so much time on the computer now, i really miss the hands on side of card making.Solution,  I'll do less housework.

Todays silly joke
The butcher backed up into his meat grinder and got a little behind in his work


Well, I don't know about you guys but Sundays is one of those days when I always feel I should try to cram loads in as I have work on a Monday, but the day never seems long enough and before you know it we are back to Monday. 

I thought I would leave the weekend with another poem for you, this one I wrote for my husband 60th but you can adapt it as you will.

So, sixty years and just a little grey
your smiling face still makes my day
loving and tender  you set my heart on fire
its always been you, the one I desire
age may change what the eyes are seeing
but what I love is your inner being
to me you're still as hansom as you ever were
strong and generous that's for sure
you make me laugh, you make me smile,
it's you that makes my life worth while
whatever your age you are perfect for me
The man of my dreams you'll always be

And here our latest card that has just been uploaded to Craftsuprint.

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Today's greeting card

Beautiful roses, this is my latest on c.u.p. it's no. is216475
We have a large amount of really talented cardmakers on CUP and we would like you to be able to see some of the designs made up into cards so here is the design and if you follow the link you will be able to see the lovely card made up by Margaret McCartney

Friday, 3 June 2011

Today's greeting card

Just uploaded my efforts for today on to the, it's number is 216030

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Silly donkey

Wow all this lovely weather, i can't believe it. Now, big decision, will it be the garden or making a card,?

This is the latest one, hand drawn , silly Ass. C.U.P. no.215262

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Free download

OK so lets try this, I have put a free backing sheet on here, I just need to see if the link works.    <a href="" target=_blank>My 4shared</a>

Beautiful Day

The sun has been shining all day, the garden needs weeding, but who cares I've got cards to make.

I did go out this morning and bought my friend two beautiful roses for her garden as it's her birthday today.

Thought for today.

Love is~~~~~ Sharing your very last piece of chocolate