Tuesday, 21 October 2014


Hi everyone. Today my card is using 'yarn tales' from HM, coloured with Promarkers and as you can see a single layer card, sentiment from Elzybells stamp, phlox flower dies, embossing and gems, some sparkle on the wool. I stamped some footprints on the inside too. I thought this would make a nice thinking of you card for October Cancer Awareness month...sending big hugs to anyone who is suffering from this awful disease. We all need to be there for one another. Challenges entered are only 8...Ribbon Girls, AAGWAT, Allsorts, CYP flowers, gems, dies, CCT, HM, Gruffies and Guests 2nd and Creative Knockouts. Sorry it's a quick post but I have a lot to get through today, many thanks for coming over, bye.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Good afternoon all. Well the rain has taken a bit of a rest today...just a bit of drizzle in the air. I hope all is well for you and you like what you see here. I'm not a 'halloween person' as such but don't see any harm in all the fun. Here in the UK as you may know it's not celebrated that much so I don't really know what to actually do with any cards I make. Never the less it doesn't stop me joining in the fun challenges. This is a new HM stamp 'interview with a vampire' and I won it last year would you believe it...many thanks! Coloured with Promarkers, digi paper I beleive to be from the lovely Donna, fab sentiment from the talented Paulette, raffia for my bow, die cuts for my buttons. Hope this one counts for the many challenges I've found...some of them very new to me.
Challenges are....HM 'buttons & bows', Gruffies & Guests 'anyhting plus haloween, CCC 2nd, Glitter n Sparkle 2nd, Bearly Mine 'halloween' as is Ladybug Crafts, OSAAT 'anything with orange', Incy Wincy 'tiac,tac,toe..funny, free, just a little bad', Crafting by designs, QKR Stampede, Bunny Zoes 'animals', Papertake 'superfly...bats, Crafting from the heart and Sentimental Sundays 'buttons & sentiment'. Thankyou once again for leaving kind comments, I'm slowly making my way round to my favourite blogging buddies. Bye for now. 

Sunday, 12 October 2014



Hi there crafters. Today my creation is using this fab digi image from All Dressed Up, a new company to me who have started to sell these gorgeous images at Sugar Nellie...how great is that! They're having a hop and have given this freebie image to celebrate and enter their challenge. Coloured using Promarkers, digi paper from Pink Gem(freebie long ago), strip of pink ribbon, cupcake charm from The Ribbon Girls, die cut flowers with sequin centre, glitter glue to finish. Inside I placed an insert stamped with a sentiment and cupcakes using some Simon Says Stamps exclusive stamps. I hope you like this one as much as I do.

Challenges entered are 10... All Dressed Up, Promarker 'fave colour combo..pink & white', Papertake 3rd, Creative Card Crew 'black cardstock', Crafty Calendar 'flowers, pink, sparkle', Glitter n Sparkle 'include black & white', The Stampin Chef 2nd, Crafty Little Fairies....apologies my first card didn't fit...I knew that long break hasn't done me much good ;), Creative Inspirations 2nd and Fab N Funky 'anything ribbon'. Hoping everyone is well rested for the new week ahead, many thanks for leaving your kind comments, bye.


Thursday, 9 October 2014


Hi, I'm back with the card that I'd made last month. Lovely elegant d/load paper from Michele, distressed with walnut stain, glittered rose, alphabet dies, coloured insert added. I didn't have much time and made quite a few to send through the post to special ladies in my life. This one was believed to be bought but my handmade stamp was on the back.....I can imagine the ooooohing and aaaahing that went with it! No doubt this one was greatly received.
Challenges entered...Incy Wincy 'colour inspiration', Cupcake Inspirations 'I went with a few colours on there', Di's Digi Designs, Crafty Hazelnuts Patterened paper, Allsorts, Crafty little Fairies 'only 1 dp', The Stamping Chef, Crazy 'special lady', Papertake 2nd, Glitter n Sparkle 2nd, Catch the bug 2nd, Crafty Sentiments 2nd. Terrible weather out there today, gusts and even mini tornadoes.....stay safe wherever you are and thankyou for visiting today.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Hellooooo everyone! I'm finally back from a very long blog break (my longest since I started blogging)....it seems a lifetime since I was last here and I've really missed it. I did however try to keep an eye on my favourite blogs and tried to make the odd card to show here. I do hope life has been good to all. So onto my wall hanging for a birthday last month, subsequently I made a few more to post to special people. I used fab digi d/load paper from the magnificent Michelle, the bottom sentiment was a freebie too. The brown dotty paper I made myself with dotty stamp using walnut stain ink pad. Quite a lot of die work...the 'happy birthday' is from Wild Rose Studio finished with rhinestones. I also made a matching card using the fab paper which I'll show you soon but i'd like to enter this in some of my fave challenges.

Challenges entered are 10...mostly' anything goes'. Papertake, Polka Doodles, Crafty Sentiments, Catch the bug, ABC 'unique...anything', Creative Inspirations, Dream Valley, Glitter n Sparkle 'B for butterflies, black, brown', Sentimental Sundays 'bling it up and sentiment', Fab n Funky'ribbon'. I've found a new challenge blog so I'm making something to enter that, bye for now!


Saturday, 24 May 2014

Two posts in one day!!! Wow...this is unusual for me but as it is absolutely pouring it down every few minutes there is nothing for me to do except watch a pile of clothes that need ironing or wait until the house is empty to indulge in my new LOTV stamps. You can guess which I went for and the house is not empty at all, cooking still needs to be done but I'm sure I'll get a bit of help with that. How could I not ink this one 'time flies'...love it, tried to keep it simple as the embossing ones are always 'oohed and aaahed' over in my house. Stamped with a lilac ink pad some dandelion flowers for the background before embossing. Coloured with Promarkers, sentiments are LOTV too, found a bit of scrap lace, Phlox flower die and Marianne Creatables leaves die, bit of glamour dust to finish!


Challenges are several...Stampin for the weekend, Crafty catz, Paper Pretties, CYP, Promarker, I Love Promarkers 2nd, Ladybug Crafts Ink 2nd, Incy Wincy, Cardmania, Allsorts (it's their 5th Birthday...what a great milestone!) Stamp Sensations 3rd, Challenges 4 everybody 3rd, OSAAT, Ribbon Girls, Crafty Little fairies 3rd, Ideas to Inspire 2nd and Crafty Creations. Many thanks for coming over, every comment is appreciated.

Hi, I'm sort of still on my blog break but I thought you might like to see the male version of the pop up box card I made a few weeks ago. Brilliant dude digi image from Lady bug Crafts ink... a win from Friday Sketch some time ago so many thanks. Colouring with Promarkers on the school bag which is a digi too and image, paper d/load from Crafts Beautiful site by Sally Elford. Sentiments are mainly stamps.



Onto some challenges 10... Ladybug Crafts Ink using their own digi 'mobile phone', Stamping Sensations 2nd, Challenges 4 Everybody 2nd, My Mums Craft shop 2nd, ABC 'l for lots of layers', I LOve Promarkers, The Stamping Chef, Di's Digi Designs, Glitter n Sparkle, Penny's 'spots/stripes'. Hope evewryone is well and looking forward to the summery weather, today is rainy and very dreary. I'm going to get a few crafty bits done I think. Bye for now.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Hi again, wow it's been hot in between showers today and are we ready for our heatwave in the coming days?....no, no, no. I'll be indoors as extreme heat makes me a bit ill. Anyway I do hope all is well in your part of the globe. My card is a little different, with a slight step in it, embossed in the cuttlebug with swiss dots folder,  LOTV stamp used 'little dot', the sentiment along the bottom comes with it too, coloured with Promarkers, the ticket is the only one from the computer, everything is stamped, scrap of pale blue dotty digi paper, Phlox flower dies used and Marianne Creatables leaves, bit of twine, pearl and glamour dust to finish.



Sunday, 11 May 2014

Hi to all, hope life is treating you well. I've had a little spend this morning at LOTV as they're celebrating their 10th birthday with 20% discount offer, many thanks my pennies have been spent now and I look forward to receiving my goodies and having a play with them. So onto my pop-up box which I made myself...so easy. I've got 2 members of my family who are teachers now, one was already and one is a NQT (newly qualified teacher) at the tender age of only 22....I'm so overjoyed that I had to make a couple of these to celebrate their good news. Both will go a long way and have the potential to be outstanding teachers! So happy for them!!!

Girly image is a digi from Krista's Saturated Canary called 'Alice', digi paper from CB magazine d/load by Jenny Ellory, backpack is a win from the cupcake inspirations blog some time ago and from Robyns Fetish, colouring with Promarkers and plenty of sentimental stamping going on, lilac ribbon bow and a gem to finish. The other make I'll show in another post.


Onto the many challenges I've missed and some new ones found... Papertake, Allsorts, Stamping Sensations, Crafty Sentiments, Challenges 4 Everybody, Paper Pretties, fab n Funky, Simon Says, Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned paper, Pink Gem 'pink/lavendar', The Stamping Chef, My Mums craft Shop, Crafty Creations, Nutcrafter 'girly, ribbon, Monotone', Glitter n Sparkle, Dream valley, Craft My life and Wedodoobadoo. Thankyou for your lovely comments, I'll try to get back soon.

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Welcome to another posting all, hope everyone's in good health and enjoying the lovely weather, though we're still having night frosts so cover up those tender plants. My shaped card is using this cute girly character from Sassy Cheryl stamp sheet 'patience secret', I love these drawings and don't use them enough! Digi paper is from old company (creative cottage), found some scrap ribbon, image coloured with Promarkers.


Monday, 28 April 2014

Hi, it's been a beautiful day crafty bloggers, so my card is cas as I had a fair few jobs outside that needed my attention. I've been really lucky whilst entering challenges to win some fab digi's from some lovely people, they're something you can't always find in the newsagents for that special someone who likes his drink. This 'beer belly man' from Ladybugs Crafts Ink 'thankyou it will be well used' is coloured with Promarkers, round sentiment stamped, fence die used and plenty of embossing. Oh that sentiment is a dangly one!

So onto many challenges...Simon says, Ladybug Crafts Ink, Penny's, used Stella Sketch, Catch the bug, Challenges 4 Everybody 2nd, Sweet stampin, Crafty Catz, Natalie & Amy 2nd, OSAAT, Sentimental Sundays, Lexis Creations, The Paper Shelter, a couple of new challenges to me...Let's Create, Eclectic Ellapu 'birthdays'. Many thanks for visiting!

Friday, 18 April 2014

Happy Easter to you if you're celebrating. Well I've just a few more creations to show...this one is my second for LOTV 10th birthday. Using 'lazy afternoon' stamp so perfect for guys, used plenty more stamps as you can see, coloured with Promarkers, no papers here, hope you like it.


Challenges entered are...Ideas to inspire 2nd, Ribbon Girls, Crafty Catz 'b for birthday boy', Totally papercrafts..last challenge, so sad to see you go, Crafty Hands, MAWTT, Penny's 'icecream colours...choc mint', Paper Pretties, used Stella's Sketch, Catch the bug, Challenges for Everybody 2nd, My Mums Craft shop 2nd and CYP. Many thanks for coming over!

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Hi to a fab Saturday! I hope all of you are well and happy too. Onto my creation which is especially for LOTV who are celebrating their 10th Birthday next month....what a great time to celebrate, the weather has definitely picked up and it's party time. I've been very lucky to have won a lovely bundle of stamps last year and this is my first inking of 'my birthday cake' from their baby set. Absolutely wonderful to colour with my Promarkers and I stuck to a pink & red theme as you can see. I love this one so much, she'll be needing a little stool to blow out that candle...pink paper is digi d/load from a magazine, the number is stamped with some clear stamps from my stash, sentiment is from Simon says Exclusive stamp sheet.



Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Hi, I'm here at last in between doing a lot of other jobs. This set was made a few days ago but I've not had time to put it on my blog. Fresh pretty honeycombed digi papers from Pink Petticoat, Fiskars punch used, Phlox flower die, the top flower made from Vellum. The digi bunny is from Pink Gem, coloured with Promarkers, fence is from Crafty Sentiments as is the lovely stamped egg image on the easter basket, small sentiment stamped with a Studio G stamp, greyish ribbon was re-used from a present wrapping. Hope you like this as much as I do, it's a set to give to a little girl in my family who has not been too well. 



So onto the many challenges mainly spring and easter themed. My Mums craft shop 'anything goes', MAWTT 'sweet treats', Crafty Ribbons, Papertake, Dream Valley, Sweet Stampin, Cardmania, Stampin for the weekend, Paper Shelter, Bearly Mine, Love to create, Created with love, Sir Stampalot, CRAFT 'recycle..ribbon', Incy Wincy 'on the card..3 sequins, 2 flowers layered, 1 ribbon bow', Ladybug Crafts, Paper pretties, Crafty Sentiments, Simon Says, Totally Papercrafts, Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned, Crafty Catz, Challenges 4 everybody. Thankyou for coming over, your comments are always appreciated.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Hi, it's April already and what wonderful start to the month here, I hope everyone had a great weekend and raring to go. My card is using a fantastic HM stamp gruffies 'pebble & friend..finding friendship' coloured with Promarkers. It's hard to thank someone with just a simple verbal 'thankyou' when you know they've gone out of their way to do more than that. I think this says a little bit extra. Paper is a Summer Driggs old digi paper, sentiments from American Crafts.

The inside has a little of the paper and some doodling. Challenges...Natalie & Amy, HM, Papertake, CCC 2nd, Crafty Catz 2nd, I Love Promarkers, and used  a sketch from Sunday Sketch #191, they're also celebrating a birthday with a hop! Enjoy a lovely evening.

Saturday, 29 March 2014

It's Mothering Sunday tomorrow so I thought I would post a little card for all those Mothers who do so much for us, love us eternally and for those who have lost a mother figure in their life I do hope you have wonderful memories to cherish forever. I've gone for simple again as time has been a little on the short side, tomorrow clocks go forward so we lose an hour. 

I used a lovely strip of digi paper, floral embossing folder, stamp is freebie from Pink Petticoat with a magazine, top sentiment is from Elzybells. Coloured with Promarkers, some pricking using my sewing machine without thread, heart dies from Spellbinders set. Challenges are several...followed Papertake sketch, Crafty Catz 2nd, Totally papercraft 2nd, CRAFt 2nd, Sentimental Sundays 2nd, Allsorts 'dies', Paper Pretties 'paper pricking' as is Crafty cardmakers, CCT, OSAAT, Dream Valley and Cupcake Inspirations. Wishing all Mothers out there a jolly good pampering tomorrow, bye.

Friday, 28 March 2014

Hi to a great start to the weekend, hope you are all well and happy. My card is using a pre-coloured digi image from Nikky's Polka Doodle cd, cut round, used a die fence, stamped the sentiment. So this is really simple for me, ready and waiting to go! Challenges 10...CCC 'animals', Penny's 'fave colour combo...pink and brown', Creative Inspiartions 'girl thing', Kaboodle Doodles 'spring' as is CRAFT, Challenges 4 Everybody 3rd, Nutcrafters 'pink & brown', Crafty catz, Totally papercrafts 'pink', and Sassy Cheryl's show Thursday. Have a great Friday!

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Hi once again, my creation is using this great Sassy Cheryl image stamp, adorable isn't it? Used my swiss dots embossing folder alot on this one, lovely lace from stash, found a dotty bow added a pearl, image coloured with Promarkers and such a lot of layering from me that I don't normally do...even on the inside!

Challenges entering... Crafty Ribbons 3rd, Papercreator 3rd, Sassy Cheryls, Incy Wincy, Cardmania, Created with love 3rd, Love to create, Cuttlebug..they're celebrating their 1st blogaversary too, used the fab sketch from catch the bug Stella Sketch, Promarker, Glitter n sparkle 2nd and CRAFT pic inspiration. Bye for now.

Monday, 24 March 2014

Hi to a fine Monday. What gorgeous weather...this pretty stamp is from Crafty Sentiments named 'tea party anyone?' is great for sunny birthdays. I remember feeding my toys cups of tea many many years ago...it is ofcourse a childhood thing and I just love this coupled with the circle stamp at the top, also from CS, I added the 'birthdays' afterwards and got it right on cue!  Image is coloured with Promarkers, some digi paper which has decided to change colour while it was printing...all that blue was meant to be green but I still like it. Used my MS fence border punch, found some neglected ribbon for a bow and glitter glue plus some Glamour Dust to finish.

So onto the challenges...Papertake, Sentimental Sundays, Crafty Ribbons 2nd, Totally Papercrafts, Di's Digi Designs, Crafty catz 2nd, Simons Says 2nd, Glitter n sparkle, Inky impressions 2nd and ofcourse Crafty Sentiments. Many thanks for leaving  such kind comments, bye.

Friday, 21 March 2014

March is racing through....wow...weather is being kinder and I wonder when the hedgies come out of hibernation! I thought this would be great for a 'green fingered person'...oh it sounds like me that does. This cute stamp was with a magazine last year, paired it off with those d/load papers printed straight onto card, the little individual flower came with the set too, coloured with Promarkers as is the hedgie. Little bit of bling to finish.


Challenges of which some are 'green' themed. Papercraetor 2nd, Simon says, Natalie & Amy, Crafty Ribbons, Ribbon Girls, Created with love, My Mums Craft shop 2nd, Inky Impressions, Sweet Stampin, Glitter n sparkle 2nd, Sentimental Sundays, Challenge 4 Everybody, CYP, Pink Gem, Crazy, Paper Shelter, Crafty Catz and MAWTT pic inspiration.  Well I hope that all is well and like me you're looking forward to some sunny days, bye.