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, 31 March 2012

"Shy Tilda" Birthday Card

Well I can honestly say I never thought for one moment that I would be making any cards at all this week. I dont know whats come over me but I cant stop colouring!! So late last night when everyone was tucked up I took some time out and this is what I come up with. I'm pretty much a Tilda addict at the moment. You wont see many cards from me where the stamp has been coloured with dark tones. I'm pretty scared when it comes to shading and red is a colour I never usually use. But I love my new "Shy Tilda" and the warm colours on this card make this a real treat for me. I've coloured her with Copics and Polychromo Pencils. Got the set of 120 and hardly used them, and I've remembered to list the colours used. The Postcard Stamp is LOTV, papers are Basic Grey - Kissing Booth and made my own tag.
 I did make this card based on this weeks Magnolia Stamp Lovers Challenges and as usual it will fit so many more so here they are;

Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Basic Grey Paper Brands
Wags n Whiskers - Say It With Flowers
Just Magnolia - Springtime
Cheerful Stamp Pad - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes - Spring Blossoms
Kaboodle Doodle - Circles & Squares
Diva's By Design - Stamp Something
My Mums Craft Shop - Stamp It!
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Add a Sentiment

Well thats it from me for the time being. Cases to pack, house to clean and a bit of blog hopping.
Hope you all have a wonderful Easter Break.
We'll be returning on the 9th and as I'll have no wifi, will be straight to my computer

Hair - E02, E31, E34, E71, E77
Dress - R11, R14, R17, R39, E25, E29
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Shoes - E27, E34, E71

Distress Markers
Picket Fence
Tattered Rose

Dark Indigo
Burnt Carmine

Thanks for looking
Have fun everyone



Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Tilda - "Just For You" & Wording Verification Warning UPDATE



Well I cant remember the last time I made a card for a challenge of my choice. Normally I make the card then see what fits but I loved this weeks Papertake Weekly Challenge so this was made using this weeks sketch. I'm lovin my Tilda's and I've inked this one up for the second time, if it makes a third it will be a record!!
She's been coloured with Copics and I've used the beautiful papers from Bo Bunny's "Country Garden Collection". Lots of Dies and Flowers all covered with Stickles as usual. A piece of Lace and a Button with a piece of String that was off a clothes tag.
This may be my last card for a couple of weeks. Were off to Center Parcs during half term and I dont know if I will get any craft time before we go. I was hoping this gorgeous weather was going to continue but I think its on a downward spiral. As long as its not to wet and Center Parcs has lots of activities whatever the weather so I'm sure we will enjoy ourselves.

Heres my list of challenges I'd like to enter this card into;
Timbroscrapmania - Buttons & Pearls
Sentimental Sundays - Easter or Spring
Catch the Bug - Colour Challenge
Papertake Weekly - Sketch
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Use Everything
Joanna Sheen - Spring is in the Air
The Crazy Challenge - Add a Sentiment
Diva's by Design - Stamp Something
My Mums Craft Shop - Stamp It!
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - Add some Bling
2 Sisters - Spring is in the Air
Little Darlings - Outside
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
Cheerful Stamp Pad - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes - Spring Blossoms
Stamptacular - The 3 B's
Sweet Stampin - Anything Goes
Totally Tilda - Tilda holding a Flower(s)
Magnolia Down Under - Bingo (lace,flowers,buttons)
Card Makin Mama's - Buttons
Prairie Fairy Fridays - Spring Fling
Raise the Bar - In the Garden
Crafty Catz - Spring is in the Air
Stampin for the Weekend - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Fashionable Stamping - Spring is in the Air
Truly Scrumptious - Use Lace

I know  I will be passing by some of your blogs before I go and I'm going to see if I can sneak my Copic Holdall in the car, would it pass for a suitcase - lol!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by today



Thursday, 22 March 2012

My First Saturated Canary Card....

Hello everyone, its been a beautiful day here in Kent and I had the tough decision as to zap the house or sit and craft. Of course I chose crafting, so much more fun!
This is Neveah from Saturated Canary. I dont normally do digi's but am going to give them a go. She has been coloured with Copics. I've listed the colours used at the bottom of the post. She's totally gorgeous and her face is so sweet, love those big eyes. Backing paper from "Pretty in Pink" Glitz Paper Pad, Cheescloth, Stickles, lots of Dies, Punches and Pretty Flowers.

Heres a few challenges;
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Joanna Sheen -Spring is in the Air
Crafty Purple Frog - Anything Goes
Take Time for You - Buttterfly
St Lukes - Spring into Spring
My Mums Craft Shop - Get Digital
Crafty Creations - Photo Inspiration
Incy Wincy - Things with Wings
Papertake Weekly - Bingo (gems,flowers,diecuts)
Scrap Creations - Flowers
Allsorts - Three in a Row
Love to Create -Anything Goes
Unique Crafters - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Birthdays

For those of you who pop in to see what stash I have up on ebay, I've still have stamps/dies on but am not putting anything else on for a few weeks, were off to Center Parcs during the school holidays so will be adding again when we get back. I'll put a post on here no doubt and my sidebar will be updated as and when

 Thanks for stopping by my blog today, I really appreciate it!

Copics Used
hair - E000,E50,E34,E23
skin - E000,E00,E11,R20
Shoes - E71,E27
Eyes - B05
Lips R85
Dress - R83,R81,R000
Colourless Blender

Distress Pens
picket fence
tattered rose
antique linen


Wednesday, 14 March 2012

A Nice Spring card - More Tilda!! (and a bit of ebay help needed) EDITED POST

 Hello everyone, cant believe another week has gone. Time really does get the better of me sometimes. But I here again with yet another Tilda card. Think I've got a bit of a thing for her right now as all I've done in my spare time is colour her up.
So spring is looming and I love looking at the daff s sprouting up in the field. So I have gone with spring colours and made a Birthday Card. I can honestly say I have never used these colours before so colouring the stamp was alotta fun!
Another make it up as I go along. Best way for me. Cheesecloth (as ever), pretty Spring Border Die, Cloud Die, Punches, Jute Ribbon, Stickles and Gems to make this pretty Spring Card.

Now I've taken 2 piccies. One with a dark background and one more in the light. Couldn't decide what looked best so posted both.
And below is a close up of whats on the card. Dont usually do photo heavy posts but this is so pretty IRL.

 Heres some challenges;

Little Darlings - Colours of Spring
Deep Ocean - Butterflies
2 Sisters - Spring Colours
Papertake Weekly - One for the Girls or Mum
Crafty Sentiments - Things with Wings
Whoopsie Daisy - Punch it Out
Paper Sundaes - Feminine Flair
Pan Pastel - Girly/Mothers Day
CupCake Craftroom - Spring Bouquet
Our Creative Corner - Tic Tac Toe (flowers,yellow,glitter)
Allsorts - Say it with Flowers
Crazy 4 Challenges - Spring is in the Air
Totally Papercrafts - My Favourite Thing (copics, magnolia, flowers, dies)
CRAFT Challenge - Inspired by a Song - (Happy Birthday to You)
Aud Sentiments - Happy Birthday
Fashionable Stamping - BIngo (words,distressing,flowers)
7 Kids College Fund - Anything Goes
Simply Magnolia - Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network - Floral

Sold lots of stash on ebay. Adding everyday. I've got more than I will ever use and at least another 30/40 stamps to go on. Usually update in the evenings if your interested.

Thats it from me today, chores have been neglected so will have a made rush about 1hr before hubby gets home. Done the basics but I want to browse and see what you've all been up to.


I have recieved this award from 4 lovely bloggers. How lucky am I to think so many of my blogging buddies think I'm so worthy
Thanks to the lovely Frea, Kate, Clare & Judy.

I promise to follow the rules and post this on my blog soon.

Need some help with ebay. I see lots of peeps add piccies to there description.
Been faffing around of an hr now and still cant fathom it out. Got my photobucket up and running again, can see I need the html code under picture but lost from there. can anyone help me.
Email if you prefer  - clairebsd(at)aol.com
Thanks alot



Wednesday, 7 March 2012

"Tilda with Daisy" Birthday Card

Hello everyone, yep I managed to have a crafty session this morning playing with this gorgeous new stamp and defo one of my favourites. Say I managed. Hubby is away for a few days so I thought I'd have a me day and worry about the chores tomorrow before he comes home.
So back to my card. Tilda has been coloured with Copics, Cheesecloth which I cant live without right now. Gorgeous Spring Border Die and a few others. Flowers, Stickles, and pretty pearls to finish. I just love the tiny stickers, thought I'd go with a Birthday Theme for a change.
Hope you like.

Heres a few challenges;
Diva's by Design - Favourite Things 
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Joanna Sheen - Spring is in the Air
My Mums Craft Shop - Spring is Springing
Flutterby Wednesdays - Spring Time
The Pixie Cottage - Things with Wings
Kaboodle Doodle - Think Spring - Lets see some Flowers
Papertake Weekly - Anythning Goes
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Things with Wings
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - Something Old/Something New (old punches/new papers & dies)
St Lukes Charity - Spring into Spring
Crafty Boots - Glitter
PollyCraft - Spring is Sprung
Totally Stampalicious - Spring is in the Air
Wags n Whiskers - Spring Break
Sweet Stampin - Nature, Bees & Bugs
Panpastel - Use a Stamped Image
Totally Tilda - Use Dies & Punches
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - Use your Stash
Allsorts - Spread your Wings
Just Magnolia - Anything Goes - (stitch option)
Birthday Sundaes - Birthday card with Sentiment
Stampavie & More - Spring/Easter
Midweek Magnolia's - Hello

Thankyou to all who have been biding on my ebays items listed. Believe me there is so much more. I do have way too much stash and alot never gets inked up. Some of the stamps are no longer available. I've still tons to add so keep your eyes peeled.
MORE ADDED 13th March

Thanks for looking

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Magnolia Topper - OTT!! Comment problem fixed.......,..


Hello everyone, today I'm showing my first ever topper and I think I went a bit mad, even my dining table wasn't big enough to cater for the amount of stash I got out to make this up!!!
I've used Tilda with Bow and coloured her with Copics. The paper is from the Prima Meadow Lark Pad, with Cheescloth ontop. I got the Elegant Edges Cartridge for my new Cricut yesterday and wow its fabulous, will also make wonderful shaped inserts. I've used of the it to extend my topper. Embellishment overload on this one using lots of different dies, flowers, punched butterflies and a small doily I bought the other day.
I last week decided to step down from my DT's. It wasn't an easy decision at all and I still have regrets, but crafting was being more of a chore than a hobby and I want to be able to have the time to work at my own pace hopefully with even better creations. Cant guarantee all the time but I'll try. lol  I've had a good old nose round blogland and gots lots of inspiration so hopefully my mojo will keep. Maybe because spring is looming and I feel so much perkier.
 So maybe one day I'll go back to some DT's, but for the moment I'm happy being mum first and crafter second.

Heres some challenges I'm entering this into;
Bunny Zoes - Celebrations
Clearly i Stamp - Anything Goes
Joanna Sheen - Spring is in the Air
Nadia's Challenge - Spring (3d)
Crafty Catz - Punches & Dies
Just Magnolia & Hanglar - Anything Goes with the option of Stitching
Flutterby Wednesdays - Open Challenge
The Pixie Cottage - Anything Goes
Wags n Whiskers - Spring Break
Guylous Inimitability - Things with Wings
DYSU - Things with Wings
Cute Card Thursday - Signs of Spring
PaperPlay - Something Old, Something New (old punches/dies - new papers, cricut cartridge)
CRAFT Challenge - Mothers Day
PaperCrafting Journey - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sisters - Spring Flowers
Crafts & Me - Pretty In Lace
My Mums Craft Shop - Throw us some Shapes
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays - Lace & Pearls
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Sew Many Challenge - Lets Punch It
CYDA - Mothers Day
Allsorts - Spread your Wings
Sweet Stampin - Nature, Bugs & Bees
Totally Tilda - Tilda with Die Cuts & Punches

Thanks for looking, have a lovely weekend and hopefully find some time for more crafting very soon.

This has been added to my Ebay Shop.


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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!!!!!