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, 31 March 2011

LOTV DT Card & Challenges!

Happy Thursday everyone, we've gone all "Spring like" over at this weeks LOTV Challenge and I tried to incorporate a slight vintage feel to this weeks card. Yep, we'd like to see your "SPRING" cards this week!
I have used "Spring Bunny with Daffodils" and coloured with Copics then spritzed the background with Gold Glimmer Mist. The papers are BG Recess and Prima Sweet Fairy. I've randomly used my TH Butterfly stamp on the background. LOTV has been mounted into a Shapabilitie Frame with a Punched Border behind. Flowers are Wild Orchid, Punched Butterfly - EK Success, Viva Pearl Pen and lots of Stickles. Ticket (sorry don't know) and a touch of lace.

My teams have made the most gorgeous of cards, we would love it of you could play along.

Here is my usual list of challenges;
Ambers Crafts - April Flowers
Lets Ink it Up - Die Cuts/Punches
Scrappy Frogs - Flowers & Lace
Tuesday Throwdown - Florals
Craft Us Crazy - Happy Easter/Spring
Whoopsi Daisy - Glitter/Glitz
Totally Gorjuss - Spring is Sprung
Prairie Fairy - Oh So Spring
ABC - R for Roses
Shellys Images - Get Punchy
Ai Factory - Bright as Day
Sew Many Challenges - Spring Fling
Alys Sunday Challenge - Happy Spring
Gingerloft Creations - Die Cuts and or Punches
Stampin with the Dragon - Spring Creations

Back soon with another. Got a new Daytime Light yesterday, a nice big one to, helped take these piccies as its so dull here at the moment.

I have for the first time put this card for sale on bay.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today
Enjoy the rest of your week


Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Mothers Day Card!

This is one of the Mothers Day Cards I have made. yes mum, I know you read my blog, but I don't know who's having what yet so will leave you guessing!!
I have used this sweet stamp from Belles & Whistles and coloured her with Copics & Prisma Pencils, then masked and used my favourite Kadoodle "My Flower Garden" stamp colouring with Copics and a White Souffle Pen. The paper is MME and Green Bazzil. Corner punch is X Cut and Letters from stash. Mustn't forget the gorgeous Martha Stewart Border Punch and Butterfly Punch & Green Pearls that I got from the Make It Show the other week.

Here are a list of challenges that I would like to enter this card to;
My Time to Craft - Mums the Word
Incy Wincy Designs - Sparkle & Shine
Meljens Designs - Get Creative with your Punches
Kaboodle Doodle - Spring Has Sprung
Paper Pretties  - Spring
Cupcake - Flower for Mum
Pear Tree Designs - Mothers Day
Creative Inspirations - Mothers Day/Mum
The Crafty Pad - For the Mums
One Stitch at a Time - Mothers day/Babies
Allsorts - For a Special Lady
Totally Gorjuss - Spring is Sprung
Little Claires - Pink/Green
Prairie Fairy - Oh So Spring
Stamp Something - Spring Something
Sew Many Challenges - Spring Fling
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Mothers Day/Girlie
Stamps R Us - Spring has Sprung
Dream Valley - Mothers Day
Craft Your Days Away - Mum or Special Lady
Stampin for the Weekend - Mum/Mothers Day

(Oh my, looks like its all spring or mum related this week)

Now of to see my poor Zoe. Had a temperature of 104 degree's since saturday but its going down and I'm hoping to get her back to school tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today


Saturday, 26 March 2011

Sweet Stampin DT Challenge (2nd card today)

Me again, back again with my 2nd card of the day. This is my DT card for this weeks Sweet Stampin Challenge and we would like to see "Weather" related cards. I've gone with a warm spring day as I really wanted to ink this stamp up. Its from Cuddly Buddly and called Quackers. Coloured with Copics and Prismacolour Pencils, The sentiment is LOTV, punched with my SU Scallop punch.

We would love it if you could join in this weeks challenge.
Heres some challenges and please scroll down to see my other card posted today. Cant believe they are both boy cards, I hardly ever do a male card!

Totally Gorjuss - Spring is Sprung
Prairie Fairy Fridays - Oh So Spring
Stamp Something - Spring Challenge
Wee Memories - Anything Goes
Phindys Place - All about Animals
Crafty Calendar - Spring

Have a lovely weekend though the weather has gone downhill here.


CES DT & Challenges!

Morning everyone, today we see a new challenge over at the CES Challenge Blog and its my turn to set the theme. I know we all love our Die Cut Machines so this weeks theme is
"Die Cut Crazy".

My stamp is from Sugar Nellie. I've had him for ages but never inked him till now (that also goes for the other handfuls still in there wrapper). Coloured with Aquamarkers on Watercolour Paper. The backing paper is from the new Websters Pages available at Crafty Emma's Store along with the T/H Tickets, Button, Ribbon and 6 x 6 Cardstock. Emma is also offering a 10% discount to all customers till 8am on Monday 28th March,
Heres is the code - MARCHSALE
I have used my Nesties to cut the image and the leaves where cut on my MM Slice.

Hope you can play along with my challenge this week and I do try and get to visit as many of your entries as possible. I can often spend hours blog hopping when I should be making a card but I get 'caught in the moment" so to speak.

I'll be back later with my Sweet Stampin Card so for now heres a list of challenges;

Phindys Place - All about Animals
The Stampman - Anything Tim
Sarah Hurley - Go Green
Lets Ink it Up - Die Cut/Punches
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Add an Animal
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Lets Hear it for the Boys
One Stitch at a Time - Something for the Boys
Gingerloft Challenge - Die Cuts and or Punches!

Swimming for Zoe this morning then and I've a ton of chores to catch up on.
Thanks for looking and back later today.



Thursday, 24 March 2011

LOTV Dt Card & Challenges...

Hello everyone, firstly I would like to thankyou for all the lovely comments on my Canvas in the post below. Wow, so many and I think thats what keeps me motivated most of the time!
 What gorgeous weather we are having in the South East of England so I had to reflect and go all Spring Like with my card. Today we see a new challenge over at the LOTV Challenge Blog and this weeks themes called "Punch It". I have used 5 different punches on my card. 1 x SU, 1 MS Border Punch, 2 MS Punches and the swirl (don't know brand). 
The stamp "Little Ballerina" from LOTV has been coloured with Copics, Pencils and Sansador. I've added lots of Pearls, Stickles and my gorgeous Daisy D Faux Stitching Tape Pen. Have dotted over the Butterflies with a White Souffle Pen. The papers are "Prima Annalee" and the Yellow Flowers are also Prima.

Its not often I add a sentiment, usually leave them off then add whats needed but I do love the LOTV Sentiment Circles and don't use them enough.

Heres a list of challenges;
Crafty Creations - In Stitches
Lets Ink It Up - Dies Cuts/Punches
Crafts & Me - Anything Goes
I Did it Creations - Hello Spring
Flutterby Wednesdays - Open Challenge
Little Red Wagon - Butterflies
The Pixie Cottage - Sketch/and or Sparkle
Scrap Creations - Spring has Sprung
Phindys Place - Hot Stuff/Warm Colours & Sunshine
Pear Tree Designs - Happy Birthday
Stamps R Us - Spring
Mami Doodles - Celebrate Spring
Pollycraft - Swirls & Pearls
Lollipop Crafts - Butterflies
Everybody Art - Birthday
Cutie Sunday - Spring Colours/Images
Alys Sunday Challenge - Spring Theme
Meljens Designs - Punches
Creative Friday - Spring Awakening
Craft Us Crazy - Cupcakes/and or Celebrate (birthday card)
Stampin with the Dragon - Bring On Spring
Gingerloft Challenge - Die Cuts and or Punches
Wags n Whiskers - Spring Creations
Papercutz - Your Choice
Creative Cottage - Spring has Sprung
Wild Orchid - Dieing to Punch it Out
Pile it On - Pearls, Rhinestones, Bling, Oh My!
ScrapBook Sisters - Anything Goes

No major plans for me today, maybe a bit of blog hopping while the kids are at school. 
Had to go to the dentist Tuesday for an extraction. Didn't go to well as the anaesthetic didn't work and the bit of tooth he did remove had me screaming the place down, so looks like a referral to the hospital which will take months. We had to get Jessica's Toes done privately as the waiting list on the NHS was so long but I refuse to keep putting my hand in my pocket so will sit and wait for the NHS, but it looks like it wont be till the end of the year!! (RANT OVER).

Enjoy your day whatever your up to and hope all those going/gone to any Craft Shows have a brilliant time.



Saturday, 19 March 2011

CES DT & Challenges!

So nice to have my laptop back, was a bit lost without it. But it gave me time to craft and this week over at the CES Challenge Blog we have a new theme, "Favourite or Inspired By a Song". I decided to have a little play. Amazing what you find when having a sort out and been a while since I Altered a Canvas. The image is of course from Sugar Nellie. She has been coloured with Copics and Prisma Pencils. I coloured the Canvas with Various Distress Ink Pads and Glimmer Mists. The Die has been cut on my MM Slice. The Flower Die is Kraft Paper but I went over with an Ink Pad, Glimmer Mists and my favourite Gold Adirondaak Dabber.
The flowers are an assortment from Wild Orchid and Crafty Emma's Store, along with the Hat pins and Charms. Scrabble Tiles are Papermania.  I've edged the Canvas with the Gold Dabber and spritzed the flowers though it doesn't show in the piccie.

The rest of the DT have as usual made wonderful examples for your inspiration. We would love it for you to join in with this weeks challenge and we always try to leave at least 1 or 2 comments.

Here is my usual list of challenges;

Secret Crafter - Anything but a Card
Paper Cutz - Your Choice
Stamp Something - Something Sweet
Stampin with the Dragon - Bring on Spring
Wags n Whiskers - Spring Creations
Little Claires - Flowers
Shelleys Images - Show us what you Got
Digi Doodles - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenge - 2 Tone/Colours
Paper Crafting Journey - Up in the Air
Charisma Cardz - To "Die" For
Ai Factory - Things with Wings
Stempel Magie - Spring Flowers
Wild Orchid - Dieing to Punch it Out
Stamps and Fun Creativity - Favourite Colour Combo
Pink Gem Challenge - Anything but Square
Whoopsi Daisy - Pile on the Flowers
Timbroscrapmania - Memories
Alys Sunday Challenge - Anything Goes

Alot of blogs to catch up with over the weekend I think. Jessica had 2 ingrowing toenails removed a few days ago. Watched it all and have to say she was very brave, think the injections were the worst part. So she's all bandaged up and walking like a penguin. She also bought home one of those Cyber Babies from school. Named it Alfie. He is actually a pretty good baby and doesn't cry too much though I will give her all the advice she wants if it means I actually get to sleep over the weekend. As much as I love babies, its nice now mine are all finally growing up.
Anyway, enjoy your weekend and let me know what you think of my Canvas. It looks so much better IRL.

Blogging Friend Kristel has a Birthday Candy on her blog.


Saturday, 12 March 2011

CES Challenge DT Card & other challenges...

Hello everyone, back again today with a new card for this weeks CES Challenge Blog. This weeks theme is :: and I think this image is just perfect. She's called Carmen Electrifing from Kenny K. She's a digi download and the first chance I've had to colour her. All I can say is wish I had a body like that!!! The backing paper is a bit of scrap. I think its MME. I found so many bits when having my sort out and put them all into a draw, so thought I'd put them to good use. I have way too much unused stashed but I try and avoid cutting into papers I like, how sad is that LOL. My teams have some wonderful samples and we would love it if you joined in with this weeks challenge. Think were all afraid of mens cards but this one was alotta fun. She's been coloured with Copics and Promarkers and backed onto a 6 x 6 card, both available from Crafty Emma's Store, where you will also find new stock and a great service. I chose to keep it simple and as I'm not sure what this card is going to be used for, I've decided I'll add a sentiment at a later date.

Had a last minute dentist appointment Friday as was in alot of pain. Am now on a course of antibiotics then back again in a week or so for an extraction. Computer still being a pain but I'm still smiling and looking forward to hopefully a quiet weekend.

This weeks prize is
Paws Fur a Moment from 

Heres a list of challenges;

The Crazy Challenge - Lovely Ladies
MAWTT - Card/Project for a Male
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - No Flowers
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Creative Craft World - A Card for a Male 
Alys Sunday Challenge - Anything Goes

Gonna try and catch up with some blogs over the weekend, I've hardly been to visit anyone. Its been one of those weeks with not a lot of time spare but I'm sure we all get them.

Thanks for stopping by and I do appreciate all the lovely comments that you leave



Thursday, 10 March 2011

LOTV Dt Card & Challenges...

Nearly the end of the week. Its gone so quick but at least its getting lighter in the evenings and theres a touch of spring in the air. Today we see a new challenge over at the LOTV Challenge Blog. Thankyou to all those who entered last weeks challenge. This weeks challenge is "Say it with Flowers". Nice and easy and I've a feeling what with the new releases out yesterday, were going to be seeing lots of fab entries.
For my card I have used  "Its My Party". I have coloured her with Copic Markers & H20's. 
I'm sure many of you now own at least 1 LOTV Stamp and so many of us like to embellish with flowers. I hope you can join in this weeks challenge and you can find the NEW STAMPS and MORE HERE. 

Thankyou to all those kind enough to leave a comment re my Craftroom. I forgot to add the link. My unit was purchased from Storage 4 Crafts and the draws do fit 12 x 12 papers.

I also got 2 Top 3's from challenges last week, Scrap Creations & Incy Wincy. Have added the blinkies to my sidebar.

Also, I am having major computer issues including  problems with my emails and freezing, hope it holds out!

Heres a list of challenges and I am listing the stash used at the end of the post for a change.
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Fab n Funky - Make It Girly
KB Cute Monday - Use the colour Pink
Ladybug Crafts - Spring Colours
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Alys Sunday Challenge - Anything Goes
Little Claires - Flowers
Wild Orchid Challenge - Anything Goes
Ellephantastic - Cute with a Butterfly
DYSU - Layers
Delightful Sketches - Butterflies
Southern Girls - Use Flowers

Thanks for stopping by and I will try and do some blog hopping over the next few days. I need to clone myself right now!


Prima/Wild Orchid Flower
KaiserCraft Rubon
Pria Fairy Flora Papers
DaisyD Stitch Tape
Statdust & Diamond Stickles
Leaf Punch
MS Border and Butterfly Punch
Brown Bazzill
White Souffle Pen

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

My Craft Area with new unit

Just a quickie before the school run. Here are some photo's of my craft space. The 60 draw unit on the left of the photo above is my new purchase and I Love It.
Took me 7 hours to put up myself (I don't do flat packs) but its standing and is such a great space saver.

These are a few other shots of my craft area. I have one side of the integral garage and although a lot of my stash is still in my dining room, this is the area I have been concentrating on.

I have been quite ruthless and got rid of a lot of stash, some going back years (including kanban) - eek.
Could have put some on E bay but I donated it to my daughters Junior School and I know there will be more to follow.

I love my new unit and it now homes my BigShot and MM Slice

Not enough hours in the day, I've still got a DT card to get done for tonight but am off to see my Grandad after school. My nan is still in hospital after 3 weeks and it looks like she will end up in a home in the near future.
Must dash, will try and catch up with some blogs tonight, I'm so behind!!


Saturday, 5 March 2011

CES DT Card & Challenges...

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The first saturday of March and a touch of spring in the air I think. Today we have new challenge for you over at the CES Challenge Blog. This week our theme is " St Patricks/Good Luck".

I've gone with the green colours and a Good Luck Card. I just adore this sweet Mo Manning Digi Image called "I Love It."I've been looking at it for ages and gave in. He's sooo cute!! Coloured with a mix of Copics, Promarkers and Derwent Coloursoft Pencils. The papers are 7 Gypsey & MME, scraps from my draw and have used one of the new MS Border Punches I got at the Make It Show. Cant remember the name of it now. I've used Bazzil to back and Pearls & Card Candy which are available at Crafty Emma's Store. ANd have you noticed, No Flowers - eek!!!  The sentiment I done on my computer.
Theres lots of new additions in store so go take a look and see if anything grabs you.

Heres a list of usual challenges, not so many this time;
Stamp Something - March Digi Day
Shelleys Images - Lots of Layers
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (new image/old papers)
House of Gilli - Green Challenge
Prairie Fairy - Inspired by a Song  - The Runaway Train (by Robert E Massey)
Stampin with the Dragon - Green, Gold/Yellow & White
Do You Stack Up - Just Green It
KB Cute Monday - Anything Goes with a Digi
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - Going for the Green
Sentimental Sundays - Anything Goes with a Sentiment
Scrap Creations - Kids Cards
My Time to Craft - Infants
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Mami Doodles - Make it Monochromatic Green
Try it out Tuesday - Inspired by a Song (The Runaway Train (by Robert E Massey)
Paper Playtime - Digi Monday- Anything Goes
Scrappy Frogs - Good Luck
Fairytale Challenge - Children
Digi's with Attitude - Anything Goes
Phindys Place - Oh Baby

I've a busy weekend by the looks of it. A few packages will hopefully arrive today, although I was expecting them yesterday so hubby wouldn't see them and my 60 Draw Storage Unit from Crafts 4 Storage should be here today as well. Out of all the days of the week they had to go and choose today. He doesn't know yet and I don't think I can sneak that in seeings as he's gonna have to put it together. So looks like next week I'm in my craftroom having a major sort out. Its years overdue and I hate to think just how much unused stash I have. Gonna be ruthless though as some goes back years.
So enjoy the weekend, hope it stays dry for you.
I have candy at the top of my page if you'd like to enter.

Thanks for stopping by today and I appreciate all your lovely comments as always


Thursday, 3 March 2011

LOTV DT Card & Challenges.....

Hello crafters, cant believe its thursday again. These weeks seem to have flown by and hopefully spring is just round the corner. Thankyou to everyone who entered last weeks LOTV Challenge, so many beautiful entries. This week we have a lovely sketch for you to follow from Bev. I have for once rotated the sketch, something I rarely do. The image is another of the new releases next week called "Blowing Bubbles". I have coloured with Copics, adding Stickles to the flowers and a couple of MS Punched Butterflies then dotted over with a White Souffle Pen. The papers are MME Stella Rose "Hazel", Flowers are from Prima and Wild Orchid and various Punched Leaves, finishing with a Strip of Pink Ribbon, a Pink Bow and Pearls. I have used the Scallop Grand Nesties for the background. I didn't need the full circle so what I cut off, I have added to the underneath to give a double layer then edged with a Black Chalk Ink pad. Pink and Grey really is one of my favourite colour combo's. I think the elephant made the decision for me on this card.

We are continuing to post sneak peaks on the LOTV "Idea's to Inspire" Blog and so look forward to viewing your challenge entries.

Heres a list of challenges and as you can see theres alotta Flower/Spring themes;
By The Cute and Girly - Springtime
Little Claires - Anything Goes
Sarah Hurley - Four Legged Friends
Cute Card Thursday - Signs of Spring
I Did it Creations - Punches or Dies
Creative Belli - Animals
ABC Challenge - Pink
Flutterby Wednesday - Open Challenge
Delightful Sketches - Welcome Spring
City Crafter - Spring Fling
Pixie Cottage - Spring/and or Sketch
Scrapbook Sisters - Spring
Charisma Cardz - 4 Legged Friends
Everybody Art - Spring
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Meljens Designs - U R Such an Animal
Craft Us Crazy - Be One with Nature
Tip Top Tuesday - Favourites (rubber stamping/copics/lotv)
Lollipop Crafts - Think Spring
Dutchdare - Who's Who in the Zoo
The Crazy Challenge - Here Comes Spring
Wild Orchid Challenge - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Spring is in the Air
Pear Tree Designs - Ribbon
One Stop Craft Challenge - Spring Flowers
Whoopsi Daisy - Lets get all Cute
Dream Valley - Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - Flowers on your Card
Prairie Fairy - Inspired by a Song (Nellie the Elephant)
Stamp Something - Something wih Flowers
PaperCutz - Spring
Stampin B's - Use a Flower
Guylou's - Anything Goes
Wags n Whiskers - Punches

Oh my, so many challenges, but like I said its all floral or spring this week;
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I've not had as much blog time as I would have liked. My nan is still in hospital after breaking her hip. Yesterday she started deteriorating but is a little better today. Think she will be there for a while yet unfortunately. So am hoping to do a bit of blog hopping and maybe a little crafting session.

Enjoy the rest of your week and thanks for looking!



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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!!!!!