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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Monday, 28 February 2011

Fridays Sketchers & Other Challenges

OMG, I cant believe I actually made a card just for the sake of it opposed to DT work.  Friday Sketchers is one challenge I have not entered for ages but I couldn't resist this weeks sketch and as you can see, I have made a card. I just had to use a few bits on this that I purchased at the Make It Show the other day. They were an MS Punch, Hobby House Pearls and GCD Studio Paper Pad.
Of course my image is LOTV. I know, new releases any time now but we cant forget the old and  "Feather Boa" is one of my favourites. She's been coloured with Promarkers and Derwent ColourSoft pencils, a White Souffle Pen and Crystal Stickles. Again had to use my "Field of Sky" stamp around the image and dotted over with a pink Viva Pearl Pen. The backing paper has been randomly stamp around the edges with a butterfly stamp from Tim Holtz. I just love this vintage stamp.
Anyway, enough waffling. Here are the challenges I am entering my card into and if theres time I'm gonna try and get threw more of my new stash!!

Paper Pretties - Glittery
I Did it Creations - Punches or Dies
Craft Your Passion - Girly Girl
Sentimental Sundays - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Anything Goes
Cutie Sunday - Favourite Stamp
Oh La La - Pink, Pink & More Pink
Crafty Catz - Friendship
PaperPlay - Lets get Sentimental

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by my blog today.
I'm off to Pizza Hut with the kids.
Remember candy posted at the top if any of you would like to enter!!


Saturday, 26 February 2011

CES DT Card & Challenges...

**This is my second post today, please scroll done to see my altered notebook**

Another saturday challenge for you and this week over at the CES Challenge Blog we have the lovely theme of "Flowers and Flutterbys". The rest of the DT have made the most beautiful cards and here is mine. I have used a gorgeous stamp from Belles & Whistles, (sorry don't know what she's called), masked her then stamped over with Kadoodles "My Flower Garden". Coloured with Inkadinks, Distress Ink refills & Copic Markers adding Stickles to the flowers and grass. Papers are Prima Jack & Jill. Sentiment, Wild Rose Studio & Prima Pearls. All available from Crafty Emma's Store.  Have used X Cut & MS Punches and the added Butterfly is a Marianne Die. This is purple and green but the paper colours are not quite true in the piccie. Its so much prettier IRL.
Would be great if you could join in with us this week. We love looking at your creations and have to say there are so many of them. Although we cant get to you all, we appreciate you taking the time to participate in the CES Challenge.

Now a longer list of challenges, funny how I can go from one extreme to the other;
Stamp Something - Flowers
PaperCutz - Spring
I Did it Creations - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Brads, Gems or Dewdrops
Flutterby Wednesdays - Open Challenge
Paper Pretties - Glitter
Card Makin Mama's - Happy Birthday
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Use the colour Green
ASFOS - Birthday Wishes
Wags'n Whiskers - Punches
One Stop Craft Challenge - Spring Flowers
Stamps R Us - For the Girls
Little Claires - Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations - Flowers
Oldie but a Goodie - Spring is in the Air
Pile It On - Childhood Dreams

Have a fabulous weekend and hopefully I will get some time to play with my new stash. Well heres hoping!!



Sweet Stampin DT Piece & Challenges.....

Hello everyone. Hope you are well. Yesterday I had a spur of the moment and jumped in my car and headed over to the Make It Show in Farnborough. Totally unplanned and of course managed to spend a few pennies. Met up with the lovely Jacqui which is always a pleasure. Today we have a new challenge for you over at Sweet Stampin. This week its my turn to choose the theme and I have gone with
"Oh So Girly".
Decided on a notepad for a change, bought a few from Asda a while back and this stamp fits it perfectly. Stamp is "Ivy" from Tickled Pink Stamps and coloured with Copics and Pencils. Flowers are Prima & Wild Orchid, Lace from Stash and the Leaves cut on my new Pink MM Slice. I have Added Crystal Stickles and Distressed the edges of the Bazzil them dabbed over with an Adirondaak Gold Dabber. Used one of my favourite Wood Mounted Stamps - Fields of Sky.

This is one of 2 posts today. I will be back later with my CES DT Card.
In the meantime a few challenges;

Do You Stack Up - Anything Goes'
KB Cute Monday - Use Glitter
Stamps R Us - For the Girls'
One Stitch at a Time - No Square Cards
Cheerful Stamp Pad - Anything but a Card
remember to pop back later and I have candy at the top of my blog.


Thursday, 24 February 2011

LOTV DT Card + Special Guest & Challenges!!!!

 Another thursday and only a few more days left of the school holidays. I have managed a bit of crafting and that includes making todays card for the LOTV Challenge Blog and todays new theme is "Circles". Well how could I resist giving you a sneak peek of one of the many new releases due out in March. This is called "Toadstool for Two". Aren't they adorable and so much fun colouring. I have used my Copics & Prisma Pencils and used my new Grand Nesties for the Circle. All the flowers are from Wild Orchid.

You need to pop on over to the LOTV Idea's To Inspire Blog. We will be giving lots more sneak peaks and you can order your new stamps from the LOTV Shop from 9th March.

Again, not the best of photo's but I tried my best. Roll on spring, I love the warmer weather.
On another note my nan is doing well. She got threw surgery and is doing as well as can be expected at her age. Not sure when she is being released yet. I've tons of new stash to play with but with my grandparents and the kids off school I'm amazed I've managed any crafting at all. But needs must and its my escape route where I can switch off and absorb myself with my cardmaking.

Heres a few challenges;
Little Red Wagon - Animals'
Crafty Creations - At the Bottom of out Garden Lives (bunnies)'
IncyWincy - Punches or Dies
Creative Cottage - Fabulous Florals'
Do You Stack Up - Anything Goes'
Bunny Zoes Crafts - Spring Flowers Everywhere'
Copic Creations - Warm Colours
Guylou's - Anything Goes'
Sweet Stamps - Flowers

And this card has been made by my very sweet daughter Zoe who is 8 yrs old. All mummy did was trim the papers as directed and Zoe done all the rest. I think she's done a fab job and am very proud of her. Even more so as her card is up on this weeks challenge at the LOTV Challenge Blog. Her first GDT.

And don't forget my Blog Candy in the post above which is open to all.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today and will be back on saturday with more.


Thursday, 17 February 2011

LOTV DT Card & Challenges!!!!

Sorry for posting so late. My 95 yr old nan had a fall last night and I ended up calling 999 this morning and have been at the hospital most of the day

UPDATE - Nan has broken her hip and is having surgery tomorrow so my posting may be a little erratic for a while as will be busy with our grandparents needs. Fingers crossed all goes well for her..

Hello everyone, cant believe its thursday again. Always have the best of intentions to craft and catch up with peeps blogs but 24hr never seems enough anymore, and I don't even work ROFL. So today over at the LOTV we have a new challenge for you. Nice and easy this week, we would like to see your "favourite colours". Well I do love a pink card and here it is. Used Rosie Posie as she's one of my favourites and coloured her with Copics. The papers are the new MME Hazel Paper Pad. The card blank is also new and both are available at Crafty Emma's Store. Had 2 new gadgets to play with yesterday. The first was my new Pink Slice Elite. Love my old one but this is so much quicker, quieter and cleaner. Had to get the magnetic attachment to, which I love. The second was my new Krups Coffee maker. Had a Tassimo before and have to say this machine is so stylish and makes fabulous drinks. So all in all I'm a happy bunny.

This weeks LOTV Prize is a £10 voucher to spend on the website. We will also be doing sneak peaks from next week. Yes, more new stamps out in a few weeks and they are just adorable. The LOTV Shop is just bursting with lush stamps!!!

My poor Zoe is off sick again today. Full of cold, sore throat so lots of tlc from mummy.
Oh, and I also got 2 x Top 3's. One was my Magnolia card and the other was my LOTV Card from 3rd Feb.

A list of challenges;
Charisma - Spring Has Sprung 
PaperCrafting Journey - Anything Goes '
Paper Sundaes - Pick your Sunday Topping (flowers/pink) 
Creative Cottage - Fabulous Floral '
Craft Your Passion - Use Pink 
Paper Pretties - Card for a Child 
Scrap Creations - Spring Fever
Stamps & Fun - Anything Goes
Secret Crafter - A Stamped Flower

Not the best of days so am going to sit with Zoe for a while for a few cuddles.
Have a great day!

My Blog Candy for All....NOW CLOSED


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Well I've not done a candy so far this year so here is my offering as a way of saying thanks for all the lovely comments and support you have given me.  I'd like to give one lucky person a range of Stamps, Paper Pads and Embellishments. I've gone with a lot of green as I thought I would close this candy on St Patricks Day which is Thursday 17th March.

Here is a list of what it up for grabs.

LOTV Rubber Stamp - Feather Boa
LOTV Rubber Stamp - Hello Cupcake
Paper MakeUp Stamp - Hershey
PaperMania "Birdsong" Stamp Set
DoveCraft Flowers
Assorted Wild Orchid Flowers
Magnolia Flowers
Tim Holtz Sanding Grip
Stick on Embellishments
PaperMania "Birdsong" Papers
BG Marjolaine Paper Pad
PaperMania Verde Papers

All I ask is that you leave a comment below and post on the Sidebar of your Blog for others to see, linking back to here. Please DO NOT Follow me just for my candy but you are more than welcome if you'd like to visit my blog. I will ship worldwide. No other rules.

The candy will close at the end of the Thursday 17th March. I will use Random Generator to draw the lucky winner

Only 1 entry per person please.

Good Luck and thanks for stopping by my blog today


Saturday, 12 February 2011

Sweet Stampin DT Card

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Me again, please scroll down for my other card posted today. Not often I do more than post in a day. Again another DT card. This week over at Sweet Stampin Challenge, the theme is "Love Bug". We would like to see any kind of bug on your creation. For this card I have used papers from  Prima Annalee. The image is WOJ, coloured with Prisma Pencils and Sansador. The Doily die is Magnolia, Circle Die and Butterfly are Marianne. Have added Red Rosebuds to the border, 2 Ladybird and a Dragonfly button for my bugs. Sorry the photo again isn't great. all we have is cloud or rain. The card is a lot more vibrant IRL.
Prairie Fairy are this weeks sponsor and are offering the winner a choice of 4 images.
Now off to catch up on the chores. Zoe had a good swimming lesson and I popped in the gym for 1/2hr. Hope to get some blog hopping in later.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend

This card fits into this weeks OCC Challenge - Cut it Out



CES DT Card & Challenges

Hello everyone, another saturday and a little warmer. Today we have a new challenge for you over at the CES Challenge Blog. Kaylou has set the challenge and she has gone with the theme Cute & Cuddly. I don't usually do mens cards, find them really hard as I love my embellishments but been wanting to colour my Popcorn Bear from Crafters Companion for ages now and this fitted in perfectly with this weeks theme. Its not my favourite card but I'm not a bear person so something different. I've taken a few photo's as the light is really bad atm and I hate posting rubbish shots. Role on spring!!!!
I have coloured him with Copics and Prisma Pencils. The papers are HOTP - School and the Ribbon are both available from Crafty Emma's Store. She has had lots of new goodies added and loads of scrummy papers so pop on over and take a look for yourself.

Here are a few challenges that my card fits into;

Totally Papercrafts - Clean & Simple
Crafty Creations - Three Little Words
Scrap Creations - Animal Antics

I'll be back later today with my Sweet Stampin DT Card. Couldn't get it to upload all the piccies in one go, so I'll add this later today as need to take Zoe for her swimming lesson shortly.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and all the lovely comments about my blue hair in the card below. Made and nice change to try something different, maybe I'll try this again soon. After all there are no rules and each to there own aye!!



Thursday, 10 February 2011

LOTV DT Card & Challenges!!!!

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This week over at the LOTV Challenge blog, Dawny has come up with a fab sketch and I have to say I really like this one. I have used Dandilion Clock and coloured her with Copics. Not done "blue" hair before and not my usual colour combo but pretty pleased with how she looks. Papers are BG Lime Rickey and have used Flowers and MS Butterflies to blend with the chosen colours on my stamp. Sentiment is WOJ, punched with EK Success and a strip of Ribbon behind. Now if you look closely at the papers I have sanded them down with the new "Heart Attack Distressing Tool" from WRE. Omg, I just love this little gadget, literally sands the paper but also has a blade of you want to do a bit of roughing up on he edges. Just love it!!! 
This weeks prize is from The Ribbon Girl and as usual the rest of my teamies have made the most beautiful cards. If you like sketches then I think you'll enjoy this one.

Heres my list of challenges;
Catch the Bug -Anything Goes
Stampin with the Dragon - Anything Goes
Pear Tree Designs - Free for All

And back on Saturday with more........
Enjoy the rest of your week and thanks for stopping by my blog today.



Saturday, 5 February 2011

CES DT Card & Challenges...

Finally its the weekend and I'm slowly getting back into craft mode. Thankyou so much for the lovely comments I received on my last card. Thought I might have drifted into the background as I'd hardly posted over the last month or so. So, here is my card for this weeks CES Challenge. Thankyou to all who took part last week, I thoroughly enjoyed looking at as many as I could. Today over at the CES Challenge, Julie has set the challenge "Red & Romance". Well I've defo got the red and have gone for a more romantic feel to the card opposed to making a Valentines. Used a 6 x 4 card for a change. The embossed background is a new Marianne Die Folder run threw my Bigshot. The butterfly is also Marianne. Tilda has been coloured with Copics onto watercolour paper and I really like using this, will try again. Birds are a new McGill punch I purchased yesterday and the Doily and Pins are from Crafty Emma's Store. (Lots of new stock being added). Finished with a strip of ribbon along the bottom and some punched corners.
Do take a look what a what the rest of the team have made, stunning as always. We would love for you to join in and always make an effort to visit your blog.

And heres my list of challenges;

Just Magnolia - Anything Goes (ribbon option)
Raise the Bar - Hearts
Sew Many Challenges - Anything Goes
Stampin with the Dragon - Anything Goes
By the Cute & Girly - Red plus 1 colour
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes & Flowers
CRAFT Challenge - In the Roll of a Die
Sarah Hurley Challenge - Die Cuts
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
Delighful Challenge - Come Fly with Me
Crafts & Me - Red
Pennys Paper Crafty Challenge - Hearts a Flutter
Flutterby Wednesdays - Open Challenge
CYDA = Photo Inspiration
My Time to Craft - Flourishes
Southern Girls - Dry Embossing
Anything Goes Challenge - Butterflies

And now I'm off to do the chores!!!

Have a lovely weekend


Thursday, 3 February 2011

LOTV DT Card and Challenges......

Well I'm finally back to crafting and my mojo is slowly returning. Today we have a new challenge for you over at the LOTV Challenge Blog and this weeks theme is "Romance". Aren't these new stamps adorable! I have used "The Little Things" and coloured with Copics. The sentiment is also LOTV, punched with an EK Success Punch.  The papers are MME and flowers from Wild Orchid. The corners have been punched with and EK Embossing Corner Punch. Do take a look at what the other DT's have made and I do hope you can join in this weeks challenge as Wild Orchid Crafts are this weeks sponsors.
Here is a list of challenges that my card fits into. Its ages since I've entered any challenges but thats my fault for taking too many holidays...

Nice to be back!!!!

Quirky Crafts - Dots, Spots, Stripes & Embossing
Simon Says - Love is in the Air
City Crafter - All You Need is Love
PaperPlay Challenge - Stamp it Out
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
Tuesday Taggers - Feel the Lurve
Wild Orchid Challenge - Love Is...
PaperCrafting Journey - Love is in the Air
Creative Inspirations - Valentines/Love
Stamptacular _ Whateva
Double Dutch - Valentines
The SisterHood of Crafters - Anything Goes
Marks Finest Papers - Valentines
Totally Gorjuss - As You Like It
TopTip Tuesday - Anything Girlie
Prairie Fairy - For My Sweetheart
CYDA - Love
Pile It On - Punch It



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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!!!!!