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 January 2012

CES DT Card & Challenges!

Hello everyone, finally the weekend and I see its getting a little lighter. Means I dont have to walk the dog so early in the evenings. Thanks to everyone who took part in out last CES Challenge, loved looking at your gorgeous creations. This weeks theme over at the CES Challenge Blog is 
So lets see those plaid or gingham papers on your cards/projects.
Now my card turned out nothing how I planned and I am so happy with the final result. I'm not one for skeches and like to see how things lay on the card.  This has to be one of my favourite stamps "Fairies On Tiptoe" from LOTV. The cardstock is Kraft.The dotty paper is a piece of scrap and the gingham is Craft Creation. Used the gorgeous wide MS Border Punch an edged all papers with a Brown Chalk Ink Pad. This is my third attempt colouring on Kraft. The first was just pencils, 2nd copics and this has been done with pencils blended with Sansador, defo my favourite so far. Lace, Viva Pearl Pen, Cheesecloth, Stickles, Gold Ink dabber, Copper Glimmer Mist, Gingham Bow, MS Butterfly Punches, lots of flowers and dies including my new TH Clock die.
I have for a first also decorated the inside of the card but silly me forgot to photograph it - doh!

So lets see you get your gingham out and enter this weeks CES Challenge where you can win a £10 voucher to be spent in Crafty Emma's Store, theres lots of goodies in the sale to!


So heres a few challenges
The Stamp Man - Embellish It
Crafty Catz - Things with Wings
Totally Papercrafts - Pearls and Lace
Cupcake Craftroom - Anything Goes
PaperPlay - Lovely Lace
MAWTT - Bloomin Marvellous
Lollipop Crafts - Wing It
DYSU - Ribbon
Little Darlings - Polka Dots
Simon Says - Anything Goes
PollyCraft - Warm it Up
Craft Your Passion - Colour Bingo (red,pink,brown)
PaperTake Weekly - Happy Highlights
Card Making Mama's - Something Old (stamp,Punches)
Stamp with Fun - Cute Vintage
Stamptacular - Seeing Spots
Hotshot Craft - Flowers
Addicted to Stamps - Summer in Winter
The Spotted Chick - Kraft Cardstock

Crazy 4 Challenges - Lots of Layers & Embellishments
TrulyMadlyCrafty - Anything Goes

Thats it from me today
Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and enjoy the rest of your week

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Dream Valley DT Card.

Hello again, hope its not too cold or windy where you are. A great excuse to stay indoors and do some crafting, or so I thought. My Zoe woke with a sore throat and headache. Now cant hold down any food or water and has slept on and off most of the day. She also has a temperature of 102, so guess who wont be at school tomorrow and I have to be up at 6am to get Daniel off to school. Think matchstix will be needed tonight -eek.
Between her and the dog, I've had a right old week lol.

Today we see a new challenge over at the Dream Valley Challenge Blog. Our last challenge had over 5oo entries, thankyou so much to those who entered. This fortnights theme is 
 Now I must confess I'd totally forgotten about these stamps. I have a draw full of them, so thought it was about time I put at least one of them to use. This is "Humphreys Corner Birthday Girl"  from Crafters Companion . Her dress has been paper pieced and the rest coloured with Promarkers.
I have so many dies that I just dont use, so got my bigshot out and had a cutting session, then yesterday tidied and resorted my craftroom. A bit more organised, well for the moment anyway.

Do you like my little birdnest?? I was fumbing with a bit if cheesecloth at the time, couldn't decide where to put it and this is what I came up with. Frayed the edges and rubbed over with a chalk ink pad. The papers used are Basic Grey Sweet Thread,  other items are Crystal Stickles, Viva Pearl Pen, White Souffle Pen and lots of various flowers, punches and dies.

Well thats enough of my waffle today. We's love to see you over at the Dream Valley Challenge and this weeks prize is a Surprise Parcel.

Heres a few challenges and I hope you like my card as much as I do.
Fashionable Stamping - Bugs or Butterflies
Basic Grey - Favourite Things
Joanna Sheen - Celebrations
Crazy 4 Challenges - Child Birthday Card
Card Makin Mama's - Something Old (papers)
Stampin with the Dragon - Anything Goes
DYSU - Patterns
Colour Create - Pink & Green
Truly Scrumptious - Something Forgotten 
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday - Happy Birthday
Crafty Purple Frog - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Tic Tac Toe (bottom row)
Sew Many Challenges - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - H for Happy Birthday
Hotshot Craft Blog - Flowers
Addicted to Stamps - Summer in Winter
Paper Sundaes - Paper Piecing
Sentimental Sundays - Die Cuts
Lets Ink It Up - Anything Goes

And I've just made the Top 3 for my fairy card 2 posts down!!

Thanks for looking
Back soon



Saturday, 21 January 2012

CES DT Challenge Piece.

Good morning everyone, its finally the weekend and another new challenge over at the CES Challenge blog. Thanks to everyone who played along last week, some fab entries. This weeks challenge is anything but a card. Eek, not often I come out of my comfort zone but I saved this coffee powder tin wondering if I'd ever get round to altering it and hey presto! I've been reading how so many are going to use old stash and unused items. The paper and bazzill are from my scrap draw, so I've made a start. This really was a make it up as you go along jobs but I think its really pretty. Jessica my 16yr old really liked it and she's not into girly things so I've given it to for her nik-naks. 

Here a list of challenges;
Paperplay - Ribbon every which way
MAWTT - Things with Wings
Paperminutes - Anything Goes
Anything Goes Challenge - Anything Goes
Cutie Pie - Ribbons and Lace

Thats it from me today. Thanks for stopping and enjoy the rest of your week!
Back tomorrow with another card.

PS: Darcy our labrador is alot better now, tablets doing the trick!

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Lilis Little Fairies DT Card!!

Good morning everyone, I've been a nawty blogger this last week and am finally back with a card for this weeks Lili's Little Fairies Challenge. I love this weeks theme "Lavender and Lace". Think these colours are always so pretty on a card, I should make a note to use them more often. I have used tiptoe fairy and again coloured onto kraft, this time with Copics and Promarkers. (I'm experimenting I think). The papers are a mix of Basic Grey Koishi and Wisteria. You cant see the card blank but it is a beautifully embossed pearl and so pretty. Lots of sparkle and punches used and a Cream Viva Pearl Pen on the butterflies along with a piece of lace and the LOTV postcard stamp.

So here are a list of challenges;
My Mums Craft Shop - Favourite Colour Combo
Flutteryby Wednesdays - Open Challenge
Paper Pretties - Use Glitter on your Card
My Time to Craft - Your Favourite Embellishment
Try it on Tuesdays - Do you believe in Fairies
PaperMinutes - Anything Goes
Pollycraft - Bingo (flowers,punches,pearls)
Sew Many Challenges - Anything Goes
Anything Goes Challenge - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin - All that Glitters
The Crafty Pad - Show us your New Year Sparkle
PanPastel Uk - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - Y for You Can Choose
Little Darlings - Favourite Colour
Timbroscrapmania -  Wings
Scrappy Frogs - Lace
Basic Grey - Something New (stash)
Papercrafting Journey - Floral
DYSU - Patterned Paper
MAWTT - Things with Wings
Fashionable Stamping - Butterflies or Bugs

So the reason I've not been in blogland much these last few days. My dog has picked up a parasite and is now on antibiotics, but I've had a few sleepness nights I can tell you. I wish I could have put a nappy on him!! lol. The tablets seem to be working but my sleep pattern is all over the place at the moment, nap during the day then wide awake at 10/11pm. Just a small matter, I have school runs every morning so no lie in for me - shame!!! lol

And I really must tidy my craftroom, (again). All of my 6x6's have fallen of the shelf and are scattered over the floor atm, and everything else is just a mess. Could have sworn I had a good sort out before christmas. lol. Never mind, maybe I'll get to make a sneaky card whilst I'm doing it and I need to make room for new stash on order. Didnt bother to make it a new years resolution as I new it wouldn't last. 2 weeks it pretty good though dont you think - hehe.

I'm having a day indoors so if I stay awake I'm gonna have an hrs "me time" and catch up with your blogs.
Enjoy the rest of your week and thanks for stopping by today.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Lilis Little Fairies DT Card!!

Its thursday again and today we see a new challenge over at Lili's Little Fairies. Thankyou to everyone who joined in with last weeks challenge. So many beautiful creations and lots of LOTV fans out there. This weeks challenge is to
"Use Your favourite Lili Of The Valley Stamp"

This weeks sponsor is  

Not as easy as its sounds with so many gorgeous stamps available but I've gone with Rosy Posy, one of my old favourites. 
For the first time I've tried colouring on kraft. I'm sure theres room for improvement and boy do I love the white pencil. On this occassion I used my Faber Castell Polychromo's. The papers are a very old pad, K & Co Addison. A bit of distressing and lots of embellishments and punches.
Do hope you can join us again this week

heres a few challenges;
Everybody Art - Shabby
My Mums Craft Shop - Here Comes the Girls
Crafty Creations - Something New (technique)
Phindy's Place - Colour Quartet
Anything Goes Challenge - Anything Goes
Lexis Creations - Anything Goes
Gingerloft Challenge - Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - Do or use something new (technique)
Simply Create - Layer, Layers & more Layers

Thanks for looking, love reading all your wonderful comments and I try and visit as many of you in return as possible, but sometimes time gets the better of me!
 Meeting my SIL for lunch today so hope to catch up later this evening.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

First DT Card for Dream Valley!

This is my first posting as a DT Member for the Dream Valley Challenge Blog and I'm so excited. A nice easy them of "Anything Goes" for this fortnightly's challenge. I got out my Macro Lense to take this piccie and with my Photoshop Elements and a new laptop I hope my photo skills have improved. Hard to tell as every screen is different but I'm happy with the results.
The papers are Basic Grey and backed on Bazzill cardstock. A few punched leaves and butterflies, Viva Pearl Pen, lace and flowers from stash.
So if not before I'll be back in a few days with another card!

Heres a few challenges;
Joanna Sheen - Celebrations
2 Sisters - Things with Wings
Fussy & Fancy Friday - Happy Birthday or Animal Print
Crafty Anns - Lets Think Hot
Charisma Cardz - Over the Rainbow
Magical Monday - Anything Goes
Gingerloft - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking and I really appreciate all the lovely comments I have been receiving.
Enjoy the rest of your week



Saturday, 7 January 2012

CES DT Card & Challenges!

Hello again. Its finally the weekend and the CES DT are back after our christmas break with a new Challenge "Anything Goes" chosen by me!
I just love Bildmalarna stamps and have quite a few just never ink them up. Well for this card I did. She's been coloured with Copics and Polycolour pencils. A colour combo I dont usually do  but love it! Finally got round to ordering some new cheesecloth to use on my cards. Think will this will be used quite alot.
So if you make a card or anything else for that matter pop on over to the CES Challenge Blog and enter your piece, you could win a £10 voucher to be spent in Crafty Emma's Store or be chosen for the Top 3.
Not sure what my plans are this weekend but everyone home. Apart from the dreaded chores and another DT card I think I might chill for a few hours!!

Heres a few challenges;
Bildmilarna Challenge - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Layer, layers & more layers
Incy Wincy - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes - Out with the Old/In with the New (new cheesecloth/old papers)
Robyns Fetish Challenge - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Whats New (cheesecloth)
Little Miss Muffet - Something New
Southern Girls - Show us your Sparkle
My Mums Craft Shop - Something New
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes + Distressing
Stamps R Us - What you got for Christmas or Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - G is for Green
The Squirrel & the Fox - Something New (cheesecloth)
Jellypark Challenge - Old Year/New Year (old papers/new cheesecloth)
Pile it On - Anything Goes

Thats it from me for now, back tomorrow with my first card for the Dream Valley
Thanks for looking!


Thursday, 5 January 2012

Lilis Little Fairies DT Piece!!

Happy New Year everyone. I'm back to crafting and this is my first piece not only of the year, but also our first challenge over at Lili's Little Fairies. When the LOTV Challenge shut down, Jacqui couldn't let all you Lilli of the Valley fans down as it was such a popular challenge so today we see our first challenge and this weeks theme is "New Beginnings". I opted to make a calendar to  mark the start of the New Year. Didn't over embellish as the colours are so pretty and think they stand out all by themselves. I'm now on my new Windows PC after using a MAC for several years. The screen looks so different and I keep fiddling with my display lol.

So pop on over to the new Lili's Little Fairies Challenge blog and see what gorgeous creations the rest of the DT have made. Some of us are from the LOTV Challenge but we have lots of new teamies who cards are just gorgeous.

Heres a few challenges;
Simon Says - New Something
House of Gilli - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes
City Crafter - Save the Date
Secret Crafter - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Challenge - Anything Goes
Just Tracys - Love is in the Air
Allsorts - New Beginnings
Stampin for the Weekend - Anything Goes
Crafters Companion - Love is in the Air
Cupcake Craftroom - Anything Goes
By the Cute & Girly - New Beginnings

.Cant wait to catch up with your blogs and back again soon with another post. I've been so good and not bought any new stash (as yet). Wonder how long that will last -hmmm..... lol

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.



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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!!!!!