Friday, 16 May 2014

Blogging has been bugging me

Been having a few problems with both my keyboard and blogger, so not been able to post on my blog, firstly my laptop has decided that some of the letters don't need to work, it's surprising how many letter "r" and " m" gets used in a sentence! and blogger seems to be highlighting random text and whiting it out! not funny when you hit the publish button and find your excellently written post is just coming through as some sort of gobbledy gook!

lets see if it's all resolved now Lol

since i last published successfully I have been quite busy but that's another post !!!

Thanks for Visiting enjoy your day
Love Crafteresa

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

I saw this today on Facebook and felt compelled to share it
its a video of a 12 year old girl speaking in class

A video about abortion

I am a Chistian, I have anti-abortion views because God does! but that doesnt stop me from caring and having compassion
just like God I do care but I don't condone this practice

Love Crafteresa


hello Everyone

Just a quick post to say hello and apologise for my shot absence! I have been visiting my son Matthew and family in Darlaston, West Midlands. I enjoyed my stay and got loved up a lot which was needed because I was quite unwell, a few days after returning home I ended up in hospital for a few days. I am now on a new medication regime which to be honest is making me feel quite sick! As a consequence I haven't eaten properly in over a week now. I'm feeling quite weak and tired all the time but I'm told that this will pass so must see it through!! Another shock was that my top dentures got broken while at Matthews and now when I smile I look like a witch lol with my middle tooth missing I look horrid, it's taken ages but I finally found an NHS dentist, I go to see him today for the first time. I hate that chair eeeeeekkk!!!
So no cards to show you today but I will get back to it as soon as I feel well enough!

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enjoy your day

Love Crafteresa

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

I am a winner wahoo!

I won the Sketch Saturday challenge #300  here! with my lovely black, white and silver easel card
The sponsor of the challenge was "Simon Says Stamp" who generously gave $25 prize of goods from their
I chose this Penny Black cling stamp with my winnings (including $14.99 postage)
I just can't wait for this cute stamp to arrive all the way fom Ohio USA, I so love these Penny Black bears
A big Thank You to Simon Says Stamp and the Sketch Saturday challenge

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enjoy your day
Love Crafteresa xx

Monday, 10 March 2014

Easel Card #2 Black, White and Silver.

I said in my last post that I wanted to make a similar card in different colours using the Umbria die set again. So here is another version in black, white and silver,
I have to say I LOVE IT!
This time I used my new Tattered Lace Dove die by Stephanie Weightman., the smaller one from this set....
I cut my dove using white card that has tiny silvery polka dots on it, and it sparkles nicely...
I had another play with my Serif Page Plus program and created a scripture for the centre of the card,
this time taken from Chronicles 15:7, I just realised maybe I forgot a comma!
I used papers from a massive pad of 12x12 black /white and gold/cream papers but I don't know the brand, sorry!
I cut the Umbria frame from silver card which contrasts nicely with the black and white papers
so here's the front of the card.....
As I wanted to enter a sketch challenge from Sketch Saturday the position of the dove and the patterned paper and ribbon worked out just right.

here's the inside of the easel card
I intend to add a small sentiment but this card is especially for someone and that's a personal encouragement!
To finish off my easel card I added a die cut butterfly (quickutz) and some AB clear crystal gems 
along with more of the sparkly silveribbon

I am entering this card into the following challenges

Sketch Saturday
2 Sisters Challenge....Black,White + Another Colour
Cute Card Thursday....What a Gem
Sister Act Card Challenge.... Anything goes
Just For Fun....Anything goes

I am so enjoying crafting with my new dies but the best is yet to come! 
I was given a total of 6 Tattered Lace dies including the doves.they 
so much more playing to come, I am so loving this!

Thanks for Visiting,
Enjoy your day,
Love Crafteresa xx

Sunday, 9 March 2014


I've been playing with some of my birthday pressies this weekend. I've created a card using my new 6x6 pad of papers,    I love the navy blue and creamy colours and the different pretty floral patterns in this pad.  It's the Papermania Capsule Collection The 6x6 size is scaled down so it's fabulous for card making.
So here's the easel card I made using these papers
Unfortunately my lovely navy blue card has photographed a lot darker than it actually is :o( 
on my monitor it looks black GASP! 
Anyhow, that's the front of my card, the scripture is a rubber stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs and the praying hands were cut from a Sizzix thinlet die, I have used this die so many times, it's become an old friend! I used Promakers to add some shading  and some faux pearls to accent the frame. 
Here's the inside of the card.....
I also played with my Serif Page Plus program on my laptop and produced a cicular sentiment for the inside of my card using part of a scripture from Micah 7;7
I am so pleased with this card I am gonna make some similar cards using the same dies but different papers and colour themes just for fun and to see how differently they look!

I'm entering a few challenges
click on the name below!

Talking of Healing..
I have been challenged lately as to what I really believe about healing! I find it's so easy to believe God will heal the friends I pray for and even folk I don't know, I have seen it happen! 
But when it comes to myself and my personal need for healing I am not so sure, maybe it's the pain that overtakes my thoughts, or just simply doubt that diminishes my faith? I don't know ?
But what I do know is that God is true to His word and I have to hold on to that in the battle I am in! 

Back To My Card...
For this card I have used 2 new dies from 2 new sets I had for my birthday.
Here's the fabulous Umbria set from the Italian collection, Creative Expressions by Sue Wilson.
I fell in love with this as soon as I saw it, think I will be using this beautiful die set a lot! Creative Expressions by Sue Wilson is a new company to me I love the size of the dies.
I also bought the Creative Expressions filigree bow die set also by Sue Wilson 
but only used the lacy strip die from this set on my card. 

Tonic Studio 

Then I used dies from a very practical set of circle dies,.. The scalloped circle layering dies from Tonic Studios. The set has 14 dies in it so it was a no brainer to get this set with my birthday money! 

I had some beautiful tattered lace dies fo my birthday too but that's another post!!!

Thanks for Visiting today,
have a great week
Love Crafteresa xx

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

50+1 today! it's MY day!

Today it's my day. I'm gonna eat cake...lots of it, I am gonna play with my new dies and make a mess being creative. Gonna enjoy my cell group getting into the word of God this morning, and have lots of fun at the church craft group this afternoon. Gonna chat and share family love with my son Matthew, daughter in law Micheala, and grandson  Ethan on the phone. Gonna be blessed today and let that blessing permeate every part, every fibre of my being.
My heart will sing  "it is well with my soul"
Gonna bless others today too. it's not a selfish day....
it's my birthday! 
gonna spend some quality time with my Kev today. When I finally get to bed and feel myself falling asleep I am gonna still be smiling a cheesy grin from ear to ear, thanking my God for all He is to me and for the many blessing He showers upon me. Then I will blow a raspberry at the devil for all he is NOT. 
oh yes, today is my day, 
my 50+1 day 
and I am gonna enjoy it, 
Thank You Lord

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enjoy your day too!
Love Crafteresa