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, 28 April 2011

LOTV DT Card & Challenges!


Hello everyone, so nice to be back cardmaking after a 2 week break with the children.  Don't know about you but it played havoc with my crafting. I hardly done any as we went on lots of day trips and enjoyed the lovely sunshine. Even managed to get hubby to take a few extra days.
 So onto this weeks challenge over at Lili of the Valley and with the Royal Wedding upon us, this weeks theme is "Love Is In The Air". 
I just love these card blanks from Craftwork Cards, gives real definition I think. The image is from the LOTV Die Cut Sheets. This is "Fun Time Teddies".
Used Purple Bazzill, a sheet from 7 Gypsies, my favourite TH Butterfly Stamp, Wild Orchid Flowers, Stickles, Viva Pearl Pens,  Gold Glimmer Mist, Adirondaak Paint Dabbers, Pearls from Hobby House, Punched Leaves and Photo Turns and the Sentiment is LOTV from the new Additions Range.
I got another 4 Top 3 Blinkies over the last few days, it really is a great boost when your mojo is not on form and always puts a smile on my face.
Right, off to the dentist this morning then lots of catching up to do in Blogland and will try and find some time over the next few days. I've neglected so many. Another long weekend, hooray and my Birthday on saturday though nothings planned atm. 
My candy is posted at the top of my blog if you'd like to enter, open to all.

List of challenges as usual;
My Mums Craft Shop - Flowers
Crafts & Me - Vintage/Distressed
Scrapbook Sisters - Distress
Beary Sweet Challenge - Wings
Sentimental Sundays - Lets Get Punchy
Stampavie and More - Pearls
Scrap Creations - Flowers
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
KB Challenge - Anything Goes
The Shabby Tea Room - Butterfly Wishes
Ai Factory - Anything Goes
Lollipop Crafts - Shabby/ Vintage
MAWTT- Anything Goes
Marks Finest Papers - Anniversary
Creative Friday - Open Theme

So enjoy the rest of your day, have a fab week and thanks for looking.

Hugs
xxx

Saturday, 23 April 2011

CES DT & Challenges!


Hello everyone, what fantastic weather we are having here in England and after spending time yesterday with my hubby and children during the school holidays I got a really good suntan when visiting Leeds Castle. This weeks challenge reflects the weather and today over at the CES Challenge Blog, we would like to see your Spring Colours/Image themed cards. Most of my products are available over at Crafty Emma's Store who is having an Easter sale till the 26th April. She is offering a whopping 15% discount (use code EASTER).
The papers are from the new Echo Park 6x6 Springtime Pad. Other embellishments are WIld Orchid Flowers, LOTV Corners, MS Border Punch, Whimsy Stamp Circular Sentiment, Stickles and SU Scallop Punch. The stamp is Wild Rose Studio, coloured with Copics, also available from Crafty Emma's Store. This weeks prize is a £10 voucher to be spent in store.

Heres a list of challenges;
Prairie Fairy - April Showers bring may Flowers
Creative Friday - Open Theme
Polka Doodles - 3 Patterned Papers
Shellys Images- Show us What you Got - Anything Goes
CRAFT Challenge - Flowers
Ai Factory - Flowers in Bloom
Everybody Art - Pearls
ABC Challenge - S for Sparkle
Kaboodle Doodle - Thought of Spring/Easter
ASFOS - Lets Celebrate
Card makin Mama's - Spring Colours
Whoopsi Daisy - Free and Easy

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. A few more days with the children and husband before all back to normal. Not sure what we've planned for the next few days yet, but we'll think of something.
Had a good month with the challenges, 2 x Winners and 3 x Top 3/5, all displayed on my sidebar.

TTFN and thanks for looking

Happy Easter

Hugs

xxx

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Vintage Butterfly Card......


This is one of those of those cards that came out of know where. Just before midnight last night I went into my craftroom to have a bit of a tidy as my desk was messy. Was putting a stamp away when this one caught  my eye. My Websters papers were out and so was my favourite TH Butterfly stamp. So I sat and played and this is what I came up with. 
The annoying this is, earlier in the evening, I coloured an image for a DT Card, but trying to make it up was a nightmare. Couldn't decide on papers, embellishments etc so I thought I'd sleep on it. Spur of the moment seems to work for me!


The Websters papers have been stamped randomly with the Butterfly stamp. Used "Memories" to stamp in the box which was blank. MS Punched Butterflies which have been spritzed with Glimmer Mists and again the Gold Adirondaak Dabber, piece of Lace, Pearl Pen, Gems and lots of Stickles.


Let me know what you think, I'm rather pleased with this one.



And my usual list of challenges;
LadyBug Crafts Ink - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Open Challenge
Anything Goes - Pink/Brown
Everybody Art - Pearls
Flutterby Wednesdays - Soft/Pastel Colours
Kaboodle Doodle - Thoughts of Spring/Easter
House of Gilli - Stripes and Bling
My Partner In Crafting Crime - Photo Inspiration
Stamps & Fun Creativity - Spring
Paper Sundaes - Texture
Sentimental Sundays - Celebrate Spring-Easter
Daring Cardmakers - Spring Fling
Totally Papercrafts - Springtime
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes
Truly Scrumptious - Vintage
Pile It On - Smells Like Rubber

Have added this card and more stamps to my EBAY.
I'm going to be quiet during the day for the rest of the week. Will blog hop when I can but not much crafting. Convinced hubby to take a few days off and with the Bank Holiday we will get some family time. He works long hours and trying to get him to take a few days holiday is a nightmare. So lots of day trips planned. Not gonna miss out on this glorious weather we are having here in Kent.

Have a lovely day and enjoy the rest of your week

Hugs
xxx

Saturday, 16 April 2011

CES Challenge DT Card & other challenges...


 Hello everyone, Saturdays here again and were well into spring. Kids halfway threw the school hols and the weathers been quite pleasant. Thanks to everyone who entered last weeks challenge over at the CES Challenge Blog.
This week we have a fab sketch for you and this is my take.


And this weeks prize is a £10.oo voucher to spend in Crafty Emma's Store


I have used my new Tatty Buttons Stamp that I purchased from Ally Pally and coloured with Copics. I don't usually use such strong colours but love the way she's turned out. Papers are Websters (available at Crafty Emmas Store). Flowers are from CES and Wild Orchid and the Butterfly is a Marianne Die Cut  coloured with a Chalk Ink Pad, dabbed with the Gold Adirondaak Dabber then covered with Gold Glammer Dust. All edged with Chalk Ink Pads and used my favourite "Field of Sky" background Stamp around the image.
Flowers spritzed with Gold & Red Glimmer Mists.
Sentiment Catslife Press also from CES.


Heres a list of challenges;
Stamp Something - April Showers
Totally PaperCrafts - Springtime
Sarah Hurley Challenge - April Showers
Cute Card Thursday - Weather Inspired
I Did it Creations - Sing a Song (Under My Umberella - Rhianna)
Party Time Tuesday  - April Showers
Paper Playtime - Weather
Totally Stampalicious - Anything Goes
Guylou's - April Showers
Crafty Calendar - April Showers Bring Forth May Flowers
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Bingo (Punches/Dies/Glitter/Flowers)

Thats it from me today. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
I have stamps on EBAY and this card will be added over the weekend.
My Candy is still open to all.
xxx

Thursday, 14 April 2011

LOTV DT Card & Challenges!



Hello everyone, its thats time again where we see a new challenge over at LOTV. Fantastic entries last week, gorgeous creations from all. This weeks challenge is nice and easy "Happy Birthday". I was so excited making this card as I got to go to Ally Pally on sunday and stock up on loads of new stash. I of course met up with the lovely Jacqui, and my CES teamie Julie and blogging buddy Lesley. It was so nice to meet up with Jacqui again and a first with Julie and Lesley.
Today the LOTV Shop are launching the new "ADDITIONS" to their ever growing collection. OMG, these are WOW. I have used the corners (and there are many more selections), Postcard, and Ribbon Stamps. Slowly building up my new collection and am hoping to rehome all of these beauties. This sweet image is called "Little Ballerina & coloured With Copics. The papers are a mix of DaisyD, BG and 7 Gypsies. MS & SU Punches, Prima and W/O Flowers, Stickles and a Viva Pearl Pen. The edges have all been distressed with a Pink & Silver Adirondaak Dabber, more Ally Purchases. The leaves are bazzill which I coloured with the Silver Dabber and the Butterflies have been dotted with a White Gel Pen. Have also used a clear Spica Pen on her dress and Tiara but not shown up very well.

Well I hope all you mums who have children on school holidays are enjoying the break. 

Heres my usual list of challenges;
Catch the Bug - Four or More layers
ABC Challenge - Sugar and Spice
Simon Says - For a Child
Amber Crafts & Stuff - My Favourite Things (Copics & LOTV)
Papertake Weekly - Truly Dimensional
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Shades of Purple And/or Wood Paper/Elements
LadyBug Crafts Ink - Celebrations
Tuesday Throwdown - Sparkle & Bling
CardMaking Mama's - Embellish It
Lollipop Crafts - All Girl
Totally Stampalicious - Anything Goes
Quirky Crafts - Sparkly, Punchy, Easter/and or Spring
Sukkersott - It Will be Bursting with Flowers
Incy Wincy Designs - Flower Frenzy
Fussy & Fancy Friday - A Card for a Child
Dream Valley - Things with Wings
Addicted to Stamps - Happy Birthday
FairyTale Challenge - Happy Birthday

This card has be added to my EBAY , along with a few more stamps.

Hope to do more crafting and catch up with your lovely blogs.
Thanks to those who have entered my candy, still loads of time and some of these new "LOTV Additions" are amongst the stash.

Enjoy the rest of your week
Hugs
xxx

Saturday, 9 April 2011

CES Challenge DT Card & other challenges...



Another sunny morning here in England with the warm spring days finally here.
Today over at the CES Challenge Blog we have a new challenge. 
Thanks to all who took part in last weeks "Childrens" challenge, so many wonderful entries. This weeks theme is "MONOCHROMATIC". I thought this was going to be quite tricky as I couldn't see this little cutie all in brown but am pretty pleased with how my card has turned out.


The stamp is "Fairy Kiki" from Mo Manning. She's been coloured with Copics and a few White Dimples on her cheeks with a White Gel Pen and cut with nests. The papers are Fancy Pants and most of the embellishments on this card are available to buy at Crafty Emma's Store where more new stash is due soon. The Scrabble Tiles are a Papermania Box and I just love using these. Papers have been distressed and again used my Gold Adirondaak Paint Dabber on alot of the card.I just couldn't do without this. Such a great effect. The butterflies are a MS Punch. I have stamped over them with my "Field of Sky" Stamp and added Pearls using my new Pearl Maker Pen. Pretty much the same as Viva Pearl Pens, just a different variety of colours. Swirls are a Marianne Die and I've used the Gold Dabber and again the Pearl Pen. Lots of Stickles and I found my Magnolia Birds in a draw so inked one up and added it to the card.

Heres my usual list of challenges;
One Stop Craft Challenge - Monochrome
Sukkersott - Bursting with Flowers
Card Makin Mama's - Embellish It
Mami Doodles - Use a Punch or Die Cut
Paper Sundaes - Spring Blossoms
I Did It Creations - Anything Goes
Crafts & Me - Glitter
Kaboodle Doodle - Lets get Girly
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (new stamp used)
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Card/Project for a Child
Paper Cupcakes - Lets Use Flowers
Lexi's Creations - Monochromatic
7 Kids College Fund - Seeing Spots

And now 2 of my children are on school holidays I may get more time to play.

This card has now been added TO MY EBAY SHOP

Thanks for looking and have a lovely weekend

Hugs 
xxx

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Lili Of The Valley - DT card - + Challenges!


Hello everyone, what beautiful weather were are having here in the South of England and I'm feeling all "Peachy & Green". That is this weeks new theme over at the LOTV Challenge Blog and here is my card using Basic Grey Curio Papers, Martha Stewart Punches, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts (who are this weeks sponsors) and the Sentiment and Corners (on image) are from the new 'LOTV Additions" which will be in the shop very soon.


I've used Rosie Posy and coloured her with Promarkers, adding Stickles to the Flower Bouquet. Distressed the edges with Chalk Ink Pads and used a Gold Adirondaak Dabber and Crystal Stickles on the flowers and Punched Leaves.

Here is my list of challenges that my card fits into:
Paper Sundaes - Spring Blossoms
I Did it Creations - Anything Goes
Crafts & Me - Glitter
The Crafty Pad - Flowers
Kaboodle Doodle - Lets Get Girly
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Theres Magic in the Air - Lets Use Flowers
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Its Springtime
By the Cute & Girly - Cute & Girly
Allsorts - Bloomin Blossoms
The Secret Crafter - Butterflies
Dutch Dare - Spring has Sprung

Thankyou so much for visiting and I value your comments as always.
Have a great day
Hugs


xxx

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Another Altered Canvas



I've been having another play today. I've a new dishwasher and tumble dryer being delivered this afternoon so cant use the kitchen sink and opted for my craftroom instead. I managed to find where I bought my previous canvases and ordered a few diffent sizes. This is about 3 x 3.  The image is from Magic Moonlight and have edged with my Gold Dabber. For the background I have used Distress Inks and Glimmer Mists. Flowers from Wild Orchid,Charm, Ticket and Hat Pin from Crafty Emmas Store and other bits from stash. Stamped Corners are the new Additions from LOTV being released 19th April.
This was me just playing around but I always enjoy altering canvases.
I have decided to try selling some of my cards/craft on ebay. So many are giving this a go and my work just sits in a box unless if for something specific so will be trying to get more on ebay over the next week or so including my canvases. Its a shame to stick these in a  draw and we could all do with a few extra pennies. But thats my fault for always buying new stash LOL.

Here are a few challenges my canvas fits into;
Anything Goes - Pearls
Spoonful of Sugar - Tons of Texture
I Did It Creations - Anything Goes
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Things with Wings
Flutterby Wednesday - Open Challenge
Secret Crafter - Butterflies
Simon Says Stamp & Show - Anything but a Card
Allsorts - Bloomin Blossoms

Sorry I've not been in blogland much this week, but hope to catch up with some of you over the next day or so.
Let me know what you think and I'll be back tomorrow with my card for a new LOTV Challenge.

Take Care
Hugs

xxx

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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!!!!!