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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Saturday, 28 May 2011

CES DT & Challenges!

 Hello everyone, its saturday and we back with a new challenge over at the CES Challenge Blog. Thanks to everyone who took part in last weeks challenge. Pop on over to the challenge blog and see if your the lucky winner or made the Top 3.
This weeks theme is "Embossing".
I have used embossed cardstock and have heated embossing powder over the T/Holtz Butterfly Stamp.
This gorgeous WOJ Stamp has been coloured just in Faber Castell Polychromo Pencils & Sansador.
I treated myself to a new set of 120 Pencils. Still need a bit of practice but made a nice change from Copics and I think you will be seeing more cards coloured with these pencils.

Thankyou to everyone who left me some lovely messages. Yesterday we attended our Nans Funeral and it all went as well as can be expected on these occasions. Now were off for a weeks  camping. Lots of packing and sorting to do today, so wont be about next week but you can bet I'll be itching to get back to crafting and catching up with you all.

So heres my list of challenges;
Digi Doodles - Anything Goes
Papercrafting Journey - Anything Goes/Your Favourites
ASFOS - Things with Wings
Allsorts - Things with Wings
Lets Ink It Up - Scallops
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

I will try and catch up with some blogs over the weekend but not sure what spare time I will have. Enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK and have a good week everyone!

Remember I have candy posted at the top of my blog, for all to enter.

* Scalloped Cardstock
*Websters Pages
*Viva Pearl Pen
*WOJ Stamp
*Tim Holtz Butterfly Stamp
*Gold Adirondaak Paint Dabber
*Bazzill Cardstock
*Martha Stewart Border Punch
*Wild Orchid Flower
*White Souffle Pen
*Corner Punch

Thanks for stopping by today.



Thursday, 26 May 2011

LOTV DT Card & Challenges!

Hello everyone, today we see a new challenge over at the LOTV Challenge Blog and this weeks theme is "I Believe in Fairies".
I have used Dandelion Clock, she has been coloured with Copics and Prismas. I am where possible, now going to list items used at the bottom of my page.

I attended the LOTV Colour Class on Sunday where I finally got to meet Bev and of course the lovely Jacqui. I learnt a thing or to and have some cards still to make up with the stamps that we coloured. Unfortunately I've not done much crafting this week. We have our Nans Funeral tomorrow (friday), but have done a bit of colouring as I'm trying new things.

Heres my list of challenges;
Paper Sundaes - Pop it Up
Crafts & Me - Gems & Pearls
My Mums Craft Shop - Favourite Colours
House of Gilli -  Flowers
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
PaperPlay - Blossoms & Blooms
The Pixie Cottage - Sketch/Or Her Comes the Sun
Creative Craft World - 3 or more Flowers
I Did it Creations - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Crew - Anything Goes
My Time To Craft - Use a Die Cut
Cutie Sunday - Green/Pink
ASFOS - Things with Wings
PaperCrafting Journey - Anything Goes/Your Favourites (lotv)
KB Challenges - So Girly
Sweet Stampin - Sketch or In the Garden

I have candy posted at the top of my blog. Please feel free to enter!

My eldest daughter Jessica leaves school today. We were thinking this morning how it only seems like yesterday we were taking her to the first day of school. Another milestone. Still lots of exams over the next few weeks then back to 6th form in september.
Thanks for stopping by and apologies if I don't get to visit as many of you as I'd like over the next few days. Hopefully once the funeral is out of the way and were off camping next week we will be able to move on.

Also got 2 x Top 3 Badges to displayed on my sidebar

* Flower Die
*Wild Orchid Flowers
*Viva Pen
*MS Butterfly Punches
*MS Border Punch
* Crystal Stickles
*Fancy Pant Beach Babe Papers
*Kanban Pearls
*Primsa & Lyra Polycolour Pencils
Outline Y11
Flowers R59 R35 R00
Hair E34 E31 E00
Dress RV06 RV09 RV000
Wand R85
Skin E51 E00 E0000 R20
E77 E55 E0000 C04 C0 E02
Socks YR31 YR15
Wings Y21 Y00 
Grass g29 G07 G20

Thanks for looking

Saturday, 21 May 2011

CES Challenge DT Card & other challenges...

Morning everyone, firstly I would like to thankyou for all the hugs and lovely messages I have received. It is so nice to know I have many caring friends out there and I value every one of you.
Now back to todays card. Its saturday and this means a new challenge over at the
CES Challenge Blog, this weeks theme is "embellish it".
I have used Little Mimosa from Bildmalarna Stamps and coloured her with Promarkers. The papers are BG and added lots of flowers, stickles, die cuts and punches. Gone all girly with this one, pink is such a pretty colours
The winner will receive a £10 voucher to spend in Crafty Emma's Store.

Heres my usual list of challenges;
CraftyCatz - Anything Goes
Creative Friday - Summertime
The Pixie Cottage - Sketch and or Pink and Girlie
Shellys Images - Show us what you Got
Craft Us Crazy - Something New & Favourite Embellishment (New stamp/ fav flowers)
Stampin B's - Spring Themed Card
Crafty Creations - May Flowers
Divas by Design - One for the Girls
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Creative Craft World - Cute & Girly
Craft Your Passion - Cutie Patootie
Tuesday Throwdown - Baby/Child
ASFOS - Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft - In the Garden
Pear Tree Design - Stamped Images
The Shabby Tearoom - Monochromatic
CCEE Stampers - April Showers Bring May Flowers
Stamptacular - Pink -a-licious
Basic Grey - Mix n Match (sweet thread/lemonade)

I'm of to Ashford for the LOTV Colour Class this sunday. Say off to Ashford, only 10mins drive from me so very convenient lol.

I'm not in craft mode right now but who knows when I'll get that sudden urge to make something. But will be doing some blog hopping over the weekend I'm sure.

Thanks for stopping by and appreciate your lovely comments



Thursday, 19 May 2011

LOTV DT Card & Challenges & Very Sad News - update

Morning again, another week has passed us by and this week we have a new theme over at the LOTV Challenge Blog. Nice and easy and although I cant compare it to the weather at the moment, this weeks theme is "HERE COMES SUMMER".

Well there are so many new paper pads out there and I probably own a large majority of them. This is BG's Hello Luscious. The image is a die cut from the LOTV Shop. I have punched the corners with an X Cut Punch, added Stickles to the image, Liquid Pearls to the mushroom and backed onto Bazzil. Sentiment is also LOTV punched with an EK Success Punch. Dies, Ribbon and Wild Orchid Flowers. Doily and metal Butterfly from stash draw. The gorgeous Marianne Leaf Die has been covered in Tattered Angel Glimmer Mists but not shown up in the piccie. I can blame the weather for that!

Heres my usual list of challenges;
Paperplay - Sparkle Galore
Crafty Creations - May Flowers
Paper Sundaes - Birthday Creations
Little Claires - Sparkle
Truly Scrumptious - Anything Goes
Flutterby wednesdays - Open Challenge
Stampavie and More - Summer
Papertake Weekly - Bloom and Grow
ASFOS - Anything Goes
Cupcake Crafts - In the Garden
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge - Birthdays
Scrappy Frogs - Anything Goes

 Looking forward to seeing your interpretation. The rest of the LOTV DT have as always made the most beautiful cards.

On a sadder note, some of you may remember my 97 yr old nan broke her hip back in february. She was in hospital for 3months and recently transferred to a home.
We've had a call this morning to say they don't think she will make it till the end of the day so apologies if I go quiet. Am going to the home some stage today to sit with her as I am the only family member who is close by.

I never made it to the home, was getting ready when I got the call.
I was really, really close to her and apart from being a bit shaky the news has not sunk in as yet. Not sure what my plans are over the next few days, maybe crafting will help take my mind off things or I may prefer time out. 
Whatever, life goes on.
Enjoy the rest of your day and thanks for stopping by my blog today!



Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Vintage Style Again!

Hello Everyone, yes I'm smiling. We now have a new router and my computer problems are now fixed. So heres a quick make as I'm ontop of my chores and even spent several hours yesterday blitzing my kitchen and pulling out al the cupboards. It looks like a showroom atm.

Back to my card, just made it up as I went along. Used my new Go Kreate Die to cut the card. 
Added lots of embellishments and dies. Loads of Glimmer Mists (though not picked up well on the camera), Lace, WO Flowers, Gold Adirondaak Dabber and of course you can tell the sentiment is the same as my last card. LOTV of course but I just love what it says.

Heres a list of challenges;
The Paper Shelter - Distress to Impress
Simon Says - Sparkle and Shine
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - Flowers
Kaboodle Doodle - Tic-Tac-Toe (Tag,Diecut,Lace)
Lets Ink it Up - Focal Sentiment and 3d flower
Anything Goes - Bingo Board (Lace,Flowers,Diecuts)
Paperminutes - Brown
The Shabby Tea Room - Monochromatic
Creative Stamp Friends - My Favourite Colour
Creative Craft Challenge - Vintage/Distressed
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
DYSU - Add a Tag
PaperPlay - Anything Goes

Now going to catch up with your lovely blogs and will be back in the morning with my LOTV DT card, oh and back to cute.
Enjoy the rest of your day and thanks for looking!


Friday, 13 May 2011

LOTV DT Card & Challenges!

This was originally posted on Thursday 12th May but due to blogger problems my post disappeared and never came back taking all the lovely comments I received with it. I am keeping this short and sweet due to my own computer problems.

This is my DT card for this weeks LOTV Challenge. The theme being Buttons and Bows.
Sentiment and bow/ribbon stamp are LOTV and lots of pretty embellishments, dies and punches.
I have already linked this card to some challenges but as I cant remember what they all are, I hope I'm being excused for not showing the links in my post again. I honestly cant remember them all and don't have time this evening to go threw my sidebar again. Sorry!

Apologies again for a short post. Were having problems with our router and keep loosing the network. We are waiting for a new one on order. I'm going to try and catch up when and where I can.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend!


Saturday, 7 May 2011

CES Challenge DT Card & other challenges...

Finally, another weekend and time for a new challenge over at the CES Challenge Blog. Thanks to all who entered last weeks Photo Inspiration Challenge, pop on over to the Challenge Blog and see if you are the lucky winner or in our Top 3.
This week we would like to see your favourite "Colour Combination". As usual Emma will be giving a £10 voucher to be used in her store.
 I've gone all girly with Pink, Green and Yellow. So summery and pretty.
The stamp is a new realise from The Greeting Farm from the new "Creepy Crew - Syren". She's been coloured with Copics.  Papers are the new BG Sweet Thread which are available from Crafty Emma's Store along with the Flowers and Prima Pearls.
Also on my card are MS Border and Leaf Punches, Ribbon and loads of Crystal Stickles, even in her hair. All paper edges distressed with a Chalk Ink Pad

Heres a list of challenges;
Mami Doodles - Lets Gets Girly
Raise the Bar - 3 Patterned Papers & Flowers
Lets Ink It Up - Embellish It, No Digi Images
Shellys Images - Sugar and Spice
PaperPlay - Show Us Your Style (girly & flowers)
Stampin B's - Use Flower Soft, Liquid Applique or Glitter
Southern Girls - Lets hear it for the Girls
All That Scraps - Anything Goes
My Mums Craft Shop - Cute and Girly
The Paper Shelter - Bling It Up
For Fun Challenge - Card with Lots of Flowers
Stamp with Fun - Lace or Ribbon
Clear It Out - Ribbon/Trim
Kaboodle Doodle - Its the B's Knees (bow and bling)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Tuesday Taggers - Something Old, Something New (new image/papers - old punches)
Wags n Whiskers - Use Die or Punches
Wee Memories - CRAFTS
Pear Tree Designs - Free for All
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Flowers
One Stop Craft Challenge - Birthdays
By The Cute and Girly - Anything Goes
7 Kids College Fund - April Showers bring May Flowers
Crazy 4 Challenges - April showers Bring may Flowers

Looks like a quiet weekend ahead. Who knows what I'm gonna get up to. Need to get the kids some new bits so maybe some retail therapy.

Have a good weekend and thanks for stopping by my blog today.

My candy is now closed and I will draw the winner after the weekend.
Good luck to all who entered


Thursday, 5 May 2011

LOTV DT Card & Challenges!

Hello everyone, wish there was more hours in the day. Been having trouble finding some craft time. We spent the bank holiday decorating Zoes bedroom and just been manic with the kids at home, but all back at school and no major plans so things may get back on track next week. 
Thankyou all for the birthday wishes and cards I received. They are gorgeous.
Its a new challenge over at the LOTV Challenge Blog and this weeks theme is 
"Animal Antics"
 Did you know there are more new releases out on the 11th May?. Cute and Cuddly, they are perfect for mens cards and I love them all!
Couldn't resist giving you a sneak peak of one of them. This is Cheers Bear and coloured with Copics. I used the sketch from last weeks Sugar Bowl. The papers are the new Fancy pants - Beach Bum and the other stamps used are a mix of PaperBag Studio and Paper Artsy. Distressed the edges with a Chalk Ink Pad and used Viva Pearl Pen and a few Pearls.

A list of challenges my card fits into;
The Pixie Cottage - Sketch and/or One for the Boys
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
KB Challenges - Use Dots
The Crazy Challenge - Cards for Men
Stamps R Us - For the Men in our Lives
Theres Magic in the Air - Birthday Challenge
Pear Tree Designs - Free for All
PollyCraft - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Scrappy Frogs - Anything Goes
Ellephantstic - Birthday/Party
PaperCutz - Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything Goes
Cards for Men - Circles
Creative Friday - Anything Goes

Off to catch up with some of you,

Thanks for stopping by my blog today



My Birthday Blog Candy......CLOSED


Its my birthday in a few weeks and what better way to celebrate with bit of candy for all you lovely bloggers out there.
Theres quick a mix here and in the top right of piccie there are 2 sets of the new LOTV "Additions Acrylic Stamps" which are due for release soon.
My candy is open to all both in the UK and International. All I ask is that you post about it on your blog with a piccie and link back to here please.

Heres whats up for grabs;

2 LOTV New "Additions Corner Stamps".
LOTV "Blowing Bubbles" Rubber Stamp
Purple Viva Pearl Pen
Kenny K Rubber Stamp
Magnolia Flowers
Prima Flowers
Bildmalarna Sticker Sheet
Pack of Cardstock with Envelopes & Bags
Marianne Die
Wild Orchid Flowers
Craftwork "Candi"
Pearls & Gems
"Tarnished Brass" Distressed Stickles
Personal Impressions "Bunting" Stamps
Paper Cellar 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Prima "Sweet Fairy" Paper Pad

I will keep this candy open till the end of Friday 6th May 2011

Good luck to all and only 1 entry per person.
Please DO NOT follow me just for my candy. I would prefer followers to be people who enjoy looking at my blog.

Many Thanks


Sunday, 1 May 2011


This is my card for this weeks CES Challenge. Should have been posted yesterday but it was my birthday and I got caught in the moment and forgot to publish - oops!
The image is a die from LOTV and the papers and most of the embellishments are all available at Crafty Emma Store.
Emma is offering either Free Postage or 10% discount if your spend £30 instore this weekend, click HERE for details
Sorry its a short post, busy again today and will catch up with your blogs shortly.
Have a lovely weekend and thanks for stopping by



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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!!!!!