Welcome to my blog. This is where I love to share all my cardmaking. I'm a DT Member for Lili's Little Fairies,Crafty Emma's Store (CES Challenge Blog) and Dream Valley. I have no willpower and am a hoarder of paper pads, pens and rubber stamps galore. I love visiting other crafters blogs and have gained many cyber friends threw blogland. Thankyou for taking the time to look at my blog today and I love reading each and every comment.

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Thursday, 29 December 2011

My Favourites

Hi everyone. Well I'm getting to grips with my new laptop. Hubby has put the Photoshop Elements 10 trial on for me and has promised to get me the full version in the new year. I would love to make some sketches if I could fathom out how.
As many bloggers have been doing, heres a selection of my favourites from the past year. 
I still have alot of these cards so will have to think about passing them on to a charity to sell on for fundraising.
Think I've made too many lol













Well thats it from me for this year. Back for 2012 with many more cards and I may even get to ink                        up the many new stamps that are still in wrappers. I'm a nawty girl aren't I...Would put myself on a ban but a total waste of time coz I cant say no- hehe

Thanks for looking and wishing you all a
Happy New Year!!


Sunday, 11 December 2011

I'm a Lilis Little Fairy!

Firstly apologies for this weird post, different text, sizes, layout and all the added extra, not me. Blogger must be having an off day!
Hello everyone, I'm here with happy news and cant wait to share. I was on the  LOTV DT for quite a long time and was so saddened when I heard that the challenge blog would be closing. But good ole' Jacqui came to the rescue and has saved the challenge blog under the new name of "Lilis Little Fairies" and yep, I'm on the DT along with lots of other talented crafters. The challenge blog will be the same as before, just for LOTV products and we start again on the 5th January 2012. In the meantime there are lots of fab goodies up for grabs over at Lilis Little Fairies so pop on over and take a look. Thanks Jacqui and cant wait to work along with my new teamies.
Now sorry for my lack of blogging. Tis the time of year where my hands are busy shopping instead of crafting. Hubbys birthday the other day and last night we went and saw Daniel in his school production of Joseph. Lots of wrapping and the kids all break up today so will cram as much in as I can, although the weather here in Kent is pretty pants even a little snow flurry.
 I doubt I'll have anytime to post anything before the new year but am gonna be back with some of my favourites.

So will love you and leave you for now and dont forget to change your old lotv banner to this gorgeous new design.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today and hope all your christmas preparations are all going well.
Back soon!


Saturday, 3 December 2011

CES DT Card & Challenges!

Happy Saturday everyone.Well its the first weekend in December and its not nice out there. Today our christmas tree goes up and we will decorate the outside with lights to.  Zoes so looking forward to help me decorating it. I think I'm finally in christmas mode. Presents are building up and am making a very late start on my cards. 
This weeks challenge over at the CES Challenge Blog is "Bear Necessities". I just had to use "James Bear" from LOTV, he's one of my favourite crimbo stamps. Coloured with Copics & Flexmarkers, papers are Bo Bunny Father Christmas Collection, distressed with my new Zutter Distrezz It All and for a first have backed with Kraft instead of Bazzill. The tiles are the Papermania S/A Wooden Tiles that must be discontinued as I can find them anywhere. Think I'm going to cry when I run out of letters. If any of you stamp companys want to manufacture something similar, I will be your first customer and buy in bulk!!!
Not the best piccie due to the light but this card is so much prettier IRL

Here are some challenges;
Clearly i Stamp - Christmas
Simply Create Too - All about Christmas
2 Sisters - Punches/and or Dies
Mami Doodles - make It Shine
Joanna Sheen - Christmas Wishes
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes
Fussy & Fancy Friday - Photo Inspiration
Raise The Bar - Its beginning To Look Alot Like Christmas
Crafty Anns - Christmas Bingo (red,green,gold or silver)
Digi Doodles - Lots of Sparkle
CCEE Stampers - Snowflakes and Bling
Card Makin Mama's - Sentiments
Cheerful StampPad - Who's Wearing Santa's Hat
Create Me Pink - Red, Green, Silver or Gold
Paper Sundaes - Winter Wonderland
Diva's By Design - Anything Goes
For Fun Challenges - Christmas Card
Sassy Cheryls - Winter
Craft Your Passion - Tis The Season
Scrap Creations - Christmas Cards
Theres Magic In The Air - Vintage or Shabby Chic Christmas Card
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Anything Christmas
Deep Ocean - C is for.. (christmas & creams)
The Secret Crafter - Photo Inspiration

Thankyou all so much for you lovely comments, it really means alot to me and when I need a little boost I always return to my blog for comfort.

Do pop on over to the CES Challenge Blog and take a look at the gorgeous cards my wonderful teamies have made. We always do our best to leave a comment or two.

Enjoy your weekend what ever you doing

Take Care and thanks for stopping by today.


Thursday, 1 December 2011

LOTV DT Card & Challenges.

Morning Peeps, very wet here today. Well its finally December and I dont know about you but a surge of panic has come over me. Thankfully I've done alot of christmas shopping on the internet but I should pull my finger out and get to the shops.
Today we see a new challenge over at the LOTV Challenge Blog and this weeks theme is "Anything But A Christmas Card". Some may give a sigh of relief, christmas overload???
Sorry its not the best photo. I'm taking them outside for the time being and just keeping my fingers crossed.
For my card I have used "Summer - Lovely Lillies". She has been coloured with Copics and Prisma Pencils. The papers are BG Hello Luscious. Lots of Dies and embellishments from my stash and a LOTV Sentiment.

Heres a few challenges I'd like to enter my card into;
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Fab n Funky - Anything Goes
Diva's By Design - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Cooking It Up With Katie - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Anything Goes
OLLCB - Lots of Sparkle
Sweet Stampin - Dies & Punches
Southern Girls - Ribbon Madness
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes

Theres still time to enter my BLOG CANDY if you are interested.

Am trying to go threw every room and have a good sort out before christmas. Got alot of my craft stash out of my dining room and into my craftroom. Cant believe how big it looks in there now and no clutter. Another 6 rooms to go and I should be done - Yikes!!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and all the nice comments I got about my new DT position. Cant wait...

Anyone a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I've seen a few things in the online catalogue and would love to give someone an order, may need a catalogue first though


Saturday, 26 November 2011

CES DT Card & Challenges!

Its finally the weekend and today we see a new challenge at the CES Challenge Blog. This weeks challenge is "Special Milestone Birthdays". Now I dont usually do digi's, papers or otherwise but fancied doing something different so my card is a digi image called Faery Emma from The Paper Shelter along with the pink backing paper. The green paper is from an old disk at Bearly Mine Designs. 
Today is my nieces 16th birthday, so Happy Birthday Cheyenne.  This will have to be posted today as I couldnt find my camera lead yesterday - oops! Lots of pretty embellishments, dies and flowers on this card, some available from Crafty Emma's Store, so pop on over and grab a bargain or two.

I bet everyone is busy with christmas preparations. I've still alot of pressies to buy and cards to make, so busy,busy, busy all round.
Hope lifes not too hectic your end.

Heres a few challenges I'd like to enter;
Totally Gorjuss - Sparkle
Crafty Purple Frog - Someone Special
Papercrafting Journey - Anything Goes
Pennys Challenge = Tie One On (twine on button)
My Mums Craft Shop - Things with Wings
Sassy Cheryls - Anything Goes
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
Cutie Sunday - Birthday
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin - Punches & Dies
Southern Girls - Embellishment Bingo (twine,gems,glitter)
Create Me Pink - Use a Digi Stamp
ABC - D for Dazzle
Craft Your days Away - Buttons or Bows
Flutterby Wednesdays - Open
Bearly Mine - All my Favourite Things(just about everything on this card)

We'd love for you to enter this weeks CES Challenge and someone will always come and visit to see your wonderful creation.

Have a lovely weekend and thanks for all the get well messages. I'm all better now thanx

Still time to enter my Blog Candy HERE.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

LOTV DT Card & Challenges.

Its Thursday and that of course can only mean a new challenge over at the LOTV Challenge blog. This week we would like to see a Christmas Card for Someone Special.
If I'm honest I'm not happy with this card, maybe because I didnt get to do any colouring. I was feeling a bit off colour yesterday, and today have woke full of cold (sneezing while I type - eek).  My mojo was not on form but had just recieved some new LOTV Die Cuts and was the perfect excuse to use one.The paper are DCWV Christmas Stack. I've added lots of Stickles, Pearls and a Viva Pearl Pen. The sentiment is computer generated and punched with an EK Success Ticket Punch.
In the meantime I need to get cracking with my Chistmas Cards and a few Family Birthdays. So if hubby moans, I'll threaten to spend all his money in Clintons LOL.
Best stock up on tissues first as I think I'm going to need them today!
As usual my teamies have make the most gorgeous cards and remember there is the 
Enjoy the rest of your week and back very soon with another card.

Heres a few challenges;
Truly Scrumptious - Christmas Project with Pearls or Vintage
My Time To Craft - Take Two
Card & Scrap - Traditional Christmas Colours
Creatalicious - Christmas & Make Sure It Sparkles
Stamps R Us - Bling It On
IncyWincy - Tic Tac Toe (button,sentiment,metal)
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Two's Company
Whoopsi Daisy - Colours of Winter
Christmas Card Challenge - Deck The Hall
2 Sister Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Christmas Traditions
Pile It On - Traditional Christmas
Delightful Sketches - Bingo (patterned paper,punches/dies,flowers)
Crimbo Crackers - Sparkle

Thanks for stopping by today!


Saturday, 12 November 2011

CES DT Card - Roses & Ribbons!

Are you counting down the days till christmas? I should be as I,ve only made 1 or 2 cards and am so behind so couldnt resist using this gorgeous new stamp called "Christmas Bears Present" from LOTV to use for our new challenge this week over at the CES Challenge Blog.
Thankyou to all who entered last weeks challenge, so many gorgeous creations. Pop on over to the CES Challenge Blog and see if you are the winner or made the Top 3!
This week the lovely Julie has chosen the theme "Roses & Ribbons"
I have coloured with Spectrum Noir Pens and used Basic Grey Nordic Holidays Papers. Lots of Sparkle using Crystal Stickles and a Gold Viva Pearl Pen, then lots of pretty embellishments added. I'll be adding a sentiment to this card once I know who I'm sending it to.

Do check out what beautiful cards the rest of the DT have made and we'd love it if you'd join in this weeks challenge.

So heres a list of challenges I would like to enter my card into;
Wags n Whiskers - Christmas Themed
Christmas Stampin - Never Seen Ink (new)
Fairytale Challenge - Photo Inspiration
Simon Says - Photo Inspiration
PartyTime Tuesday - Bling It On
St Lukes Charity - Christmas Cards
CYDA - Embellishment Bingo (pearls,flowers,ribbon)
Totally Stampalicious - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Winter Wardrobe
2 Sisters - Anything Goes
Stampavie & More - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Christmas Traditions
Crimbo Crackers - Make It Sparkle
Sweet Stampin - Gingham (ribbon)
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Whatever Lights Your Candle
Lothian Crafts - Christmas

Have a lovely weekend. Thanks for stopping by my blog today and a reminder I have

Saturday, 5 November 2011

CES DT Card & Challenges!

Hello Peeps, its 2 weeks since we last had our last challenge over at the CES Challenge Blog coz good old Emma and Partner Steve have just had a new addition. Welcome into the world Baby Olivia. So pleased for you both. So we move onto a new challenge from the lovely Caroline and she has chosen "Entertain Us" can be either Film or Song Inspired. I've gone with the Song "Your The Best" originally by Joe Esposito but I so prefer Smithys version he sang for Comic relief.
New stamp from Some Odd Girl coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. Papers MME Blush, Various MS Punches. Flowers all from Crafty Emma's Store along with card blank and the Promarkers.
Well I do hope my mojo is on the up after making this card. Been pretty full on here last few weeks but looks like I'm getting back into the swing of crafting again and cant wait to make a start on another card.

Heres a few challenges;
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Truly Scrumptious - Bingo (gems,flowers,punches/dies)
Create Me Pink - Flowers
Southern Girls - Inspired By a Song
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
Stampavie & More - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Colour Combo (15)
Dream Valley - Anything Goes
Come & Get It - Anything Goes


Thursday, 3 November 2011



A long time since I posted a candy so here are my offerings. I've had so many hits and thankyou for visiting and commenting. Crafting would be so boring if my creations weren't shared amongst friends
All I ask is that you post about my candy on your blog with a link back to here.
Only one entry please but anyone welcome to enter including international.
Just leave a message in the comment box

Basic Grey Out Of Print Paper Pad
Wild Orchid Flowers
Spectrum Noir Skin Tone Pens
Bildmalarna Rubber Stamp
LOTV Rubber Stamp
Wild Rose Studio Rubber Stamp

Candy will close at the end of  TUESDAY 6TH DECEMBER and I will announce the winner using Random Generator

Good Luck!


My Exciting News - Can you Guess???

I've been chosen to be part if the Dream Valley DT, so thanks to Melly and the girls.
Back tomorrow with a card for a new LOTV Challenge!

Off to do some colouring while my mojo is on a high..


Thursday, 20 October 2011

LOTV DT - Bingo!!!!!

The weeks are flying by and its getting too dark for my liking. So what better way to spend than another evening huddled amongst my crafty stash. So heres a card for this weeks challenge over at the LOTV Challenge Blog. Its "Team A" and  eyes down for this week s "BINGO" challenge.

I have used one of my favourite lotv stamps Fairies on Tiptoe. Shes been coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers, then added Stickles to her wings and flowers. Again I've used the Fine Promarker Nibs, I'm so lovin these, gives that attention to detail with ease. I know, a bit of bleeding. This was already stamped so I dont know the cardstock but pretend its not there please. The paper is from the Prima Melody Pad, LOTV Sentiment, Assorted Flowers, Ribbon, Gems, Various Dies and lots of Pearls with Viva Pearl Pens. I've used a bandage again (lace sub, well looks lacey to me, think I got away with it - hehe).
Hoping my mojo is on the up and nawty me had to order some new stash to give me a boost so more stamps waiting to be inked (bet I dont)...
Wrap up warm, keep safe and heres a list of challenges I'm entering this card into;
I (heart) Promarkers - Aint It Cute
PollyCraft - Girls, Girls, Girls
MTTC - Punches & Dies (both used)
KB Cute Monday - Anything Goes
ScrappyFrogs - Somethat That Flies
Corrosive Challenge - Flying Things
Emerald Fairie - Flowers, Flowers, Flowers
Totally Gorjuss - Bingo (flowers, swirls, bling)
JellyPark Challenge - Add Pink & a Ribbon
Shellys Images - Show Us What You Got

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.


Saturday, 15 October 2011

CES DT - Sugar Nellie Bookmark....

Hello all, managed to get back into my craftroom all set to make a card and I end up with a bookmark hehe... Sorry, its not the best of piccies.
Today we see a new challenge over at the CES Challenge Blog and this weeks theme is "Forever Autumn".
Dont use these colours much but love the combination. I have used a Sugar Nellie Stamp that I've had for years and love her (but dont know her name). Had a few packs of Promarker Fine Nibs sitting here for ages but yet to try and Wow, they are fantastic. What a transformation. Love them!! Used 3 shades of Orange Promarkers and them used the Pro Nib with the Chestnut Promarker to go over the linage. Also tried the new Flexmarkers just for the skin. Jury still out on this one. They are very pale and not a great selection of colours right now. I'm not overexcited about the nib either and feel the pen is quite chunky to hold. Personal opinion but I know I'll still get the new sets when they are released.
Anyway, heres my bookmark. Promarkers and Nibs both available from Crafty Emma's Store and an additional 20% discount for most stock. Other items used, BG scrap paper piece, flowers, glimmer mist, viva gold and orange pens, lace, chalk ink pad, prima flowers, punched leaves & butterfly brad.
As always, gorgeous cards from the rest of my teamies and I enjoyed playing with this colour combo.
Think I'll give the bookmark to my Zoe, always got a book on the go which cant be a bad thing.
Have a lovely weekend and thanks for stopping by today.

Heres a list of challenges;
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Fall or Halloween
Flutterby Wednesdays - Use Your Scraps
Little Miss Muffet - Girly Girl
DYSU - Use Your Scraps
Wags n Whiskers - Fall Colours
Delightful Sketches - Colours of Fall
Deep Ocean Challenge - Fall Colours
I Love Promarkers - Autumnal Colours
Just Tracys - Anything Goes
My Partner in Crafting Crime - Photo Inspiration
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
Stampin for the Weekend - Colours of Autumn
Creative Stamp Friends - Autumn Colours
Stampavie & More - Autumn
Basic Grey - Autumn, Fall, Halloween


Saturday, 8 October 2011

CES DT & Challenges!

Morning all. What a change in weather. Looks like the dark nights are looming and Autumn is here to stay.
Today we see a new challenge over at the CES Challenge Blog and this week my teamie Jennifer has chosen the theme "Seeing Red". Well christmas instantly came to mind and found this new uninked stamp which fitted perfectly with their cute santa hats. Its called "Christmas Cuddles" from Wild Rose Studio. The Sentiment is Paula Pascual and the cardstock, St Nick Papers and Promarkers are all available from Crafty Emma's Store. A bit of bling, Silver Viva Peral Pen and Stickles also used. Didnt feel the need to over embellish.
Hope you can join in this weeks challenge, over at the CES Challenge Blog, where you can win a £10 voucher to use instore.
Well thats it from me today, alot of chores to catch up with.
Heres a list of challenges;

Secret Crafter - Anything Goes as long as it Sparkles
One Stop Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Little Claires - Christmas
My Mums Craft Shop - All Creatures Great and Small
Simon Says - Sparkle & Bling
Sweet Stamps - Anything Goes
Crafty CardMakers - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - Animals & Monsters
ABC Challenge - Anything Goes
Crazy Amigos - Animals

Have a lovely weekend and thanks for stopping by my blog today


Saturday, 1 October 2011

CES DT Card & Challenges!

Hello again, its so nice to be posting a card. My blog looked a bit lonely but I hope to be back into the swing of things soon. I've not made a card for so long and when looking for certain things amongst my stash I couldnt remember where I've put them. lol. Think I need to go threw it all again and see whats what. All I know is that I have alot of unused new stash and that was from over a month ago. Darent look whats been added online since....
So back with my teamies today over at the CES Challenge Blog and this weeks theme has been chosen by the lovely Shell who has chosen the theme "Totally Gorgeous - Pretty Girls"  I've used Tilda, coloured with Promarkers and Spectrum Pens and a mix of Magnolia papers. The flowers are all from Crafty Emma's Store where you can find lots of scrummy stash and great bargains in the Sale Dept.
So I'll love you and leave you for now and if I'm lucky will get some more time over the weekend for blog hopping. 

Heres a list of challenges;
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
Flutterby Wednesdays - Open Challenge
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean - Happy Birthday
Scrap Creations - Its a Girl Thing
Stamps and Fun - Anything Goes
Anything Goes Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and here again is the link for the CES Challenge Blog where the rest of the girls make the most gorgeous cards.

So nice to be back,



Saturday, 13 August 2011

CES DT Card & Challenges!

Hello again, its saturday and time for a new challenge over at the CES Challenge Blog. This weeks theme is called "Mix & Match". We would like to see different papers from different manufactures. I just adore these new stamps from "Emerald Faeries". I have used my Spectrum Noirs to colour. I do read both good and bad comments about these. I do love the colours but yes they are juicy and will take a bit of getting used to, but on the whole, glad I got them. Will have to have a go at mixing with Copics and Promarkers to see how they blend. And yes I have bandage on my card. A bit of Crepe Bandage purchased from Boots. Gave it a bit of a stretch and frayed the edges. Quite appropriate seeings as my Zoe has her arm in plaster. hehe!!
Sentiment is Whimsey, MS Punches, Distressing, Viva Pearls and a piece of ribbon.

A few challenges;
Incy Wincy - Something Old/Something New (new stamp/papers-old flowers/punches)
Flutterby Wednesdays - Open Challenge
JellyPark - Your Favourite Embellishment (flowers and die cuts/punches)
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
MAWTT - Fantasy
Crafty Sentiments - Dies and Punches
Delightful Challenges - Things with Wings
Everybody Art - Summer
My Time to Craft - Fairytales
Corrosive Challenge - Earth Tones
Dream Valley - Distressing
Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes
Stampavie & More - Card for a Girl

We went back to the hospital yesterday for Zoes broken arm. Consultant at a glance said she would be OK in a padded sling, but noticed some bleeding on the x ray which can indicate another fracture. So theres us all geared up to going away with Zoe in a nice soft sling and worries all over. Came back, takes another look at x ray and says bad news, theres a fracture across her humerus, along with the chip in her elbow so another cast would have to go back on. Luckily they have put on a totally waterproof one and its only for 3 weeks but still got to get threw check- in at Gatwick sunday, as we dont have a proper doctors letter (thats in post) so had to make do with a sick note stating she's safe to fly.
Anyway, thats enough waffle. Just got to speak to airline this morning for confirmation his letter is OK, then off to sunny Zakynthos for 2 weeks (hopefully) So wont be back in blogland now till September.
I hope you al lenjoy the rest of summer and anyone with kids are having the best of times.
Hugs for anyone in need and sending smiles to all.
See you in a few weeks!

Thanks for looking


Saturday, 6 August 2011

CES DT Card & Challenges!

Hello everyone, today is Saturday and we see a new challenge over at the CES Challenge Blog. This weeks theme is "Water It". You can interpret this any way you wish and we cant wait to see your lovely creations.
For my card I have used WOJ Nora with Ducks and Umberella which can be purchased over at Crafty Emma's store along with the gorgeous new "Petal Point" Card Blank. There are many new items for sale so why not take a look! The papers are Magnolia and I've coloured the image again with the new Spectrum Noir Pens. Viva Pearl Pen, Catslife Press Sentiment and Rafia Lace for embellishment. Take a look over at the CES Challenge Blog to see what other gorgeous cards my teamies have made.

A few challenges;
Allsorts - Red
Ellephantastic - Add some Layers
Card Makin Mama's - Birthday Card
Alphabet Challenge - Navy Blue + 1
Stampin for the Weekend - Spots and Dots
Raise the bar - Anything Goes
House of Gilli - Polka Dots
Craft us Crazy - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Just Tracys - Happy Birthday
Come and Get it - Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away - Birthdays

Yesterday we bought 2 new additions, Pretzel and Ashley, 2 baby rabbits. I will take a picture to show you, they are so cute... Just leaving them in quiet for a few days while they settle into their new home.
We are having major trauma with our router again, already gone 4 times this morning so if I'm quiet you will know why. 
Thanks for stopping by my blog today and hope you all have a lovely weekend



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have been making handmade cards for a few years. Enjoy all the new stash that comes on the market and alot end up at my place!!!!!