Saturday, 1 June 2013

Happy Shopping

Good morning. Hope everyone has a lovely weekend ahead. Over at Sparkles Christmas its time for another challenge. This time its "Buttons and Bows". So any Christmas project featuring these goes. This month we are sponsored by Fantastic Ribbons - pop over and see all the wonderful ribbons and more they have in their store.
Here is my Dt creation. The image is a digi from KennyK called Xmas Shopping. I coloured using copics and added ultra fine glitter to her Santa hat. The backing paper is from an old craft magazine - the bows fitted the challenge perfectly. I added a double bow, flowers with button centres and 2 lovely Christmas charms.
I would like to enter this in the following challenges -
craftyhazelnutschristmasuse-your-favourite embellishments - I love charms
abcchristmaschallenge/k-is-for-kept-safe-my backing paper- had it for over 2 years

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Baby Girl

Hi here is a card I made for the design team over at rubysrainbow
I went for the clean and simple look - not something I find easy to do but just love this sentiment stamp and I wanted it to be the focal point of my card. I distressed the edge of the card with a versamagic pink ink and tied some gorgeous pink ribbon around it. I finished it with the 3 buttons and the gorgeous little tiny baby feet charm.
Please pop over to Rubys Rainbow and see all the other wonderful creations the design team have come up with and join in with this fortnights challenge.
I would like to enter this in the following challenges -
crazy4challenges-no patterned papers

Friday, 24 May 2013

Sending Happy Thoughts

Hi - back with one of my favourite House Mouse stamps. It's from the Love set called "Snuggle up"
Love greens and lilacs together so I coloured the image with muted shades of each using copics. I used my circle spellbinders die to showcase this cute image.
Here is my finished card. The backing paper is embossed and glittery but doesn't show well with my photography. The large flower is created using a spellbinders -cut, fold and tuck die. Its a die I don't use much but should as I love the effect. All pearls, lace, flowers and papers are from the HobbyHouse. The sentiment says "Sending Happy Thoughts Your Way". I'm sure with all the tragic events going on in this world we could all enjoy a bit more happiness. Sending all my blogging friends much love and happiness. xxx
I am entering this in the following challenges -
asyoulikeit/challenge-2-favourite-2-colour-combo-why - love the serene look of lilacs and greens together
fabnfunkychallenges-172-ribbon-andor-lace - I have used both.
createdwithlove-ribbon-and-lace - I have used both xx
lovetoscrap-color-my-world - i have used pastels xx

Thursday, 23 May 2013

The Tree of Life

Hi just made this card for a special lady who is fighting her battle against Breast cancer with her head held high. Just wanted to let her know how much I am there for her.
The image is a digi from Loubyloo and is called "Tree of Hope". I coloured it using Promarkers and went for the wonderful Breast Cancer pink theme. The sentiment is for everyone -
"Life is Beautiful"
Wishing you all a happy and healthy day and for those of us battling this disease - stay strong and many hugs xxx

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Away Days

Hi - this card I made for a friend who just loves to get away in her caravan. Now I know this is not a caravan but a camper van, but I just love this scene.
The stamp is Hot Diggity Dog and I coloured it using copics. Those dogs are so darned cute xx
I used a paper from my stash and stamped the corners designs using Lili of the Valley corner stamps. I ripped some paper - inked the edges and then added 3 different contrasting ribbons. The sentiment is stamped from a Forever Friends set. _ that's 3 different stamps on one card! The flowers are also from my stash but the centres of the bottom 2 are made using my petal pairs flower punches and then distressing the edges of them.
I am entering this card in the following challenges -
lejdesigns-challenge-no-54-die-cuts and punches - oval die and petal pair punches
Try it on Tuesday - animal/birds - 2 dogs and a frog!
dreamvalleychallenges-57-animals - 2 dogs and a frog
sandyscraftycreations./may- flowers

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Graduation Cat

Just seen the challenge over at drs designs is congratulations graduate. Well I have been busy making graduation cards as my daughter and friends all graduate this year so thought I'd better make a start. Graduation for them is July so the card I am showing you is for one of her house mates as I won't be able to show you hers till later or she will see!
The stamp is from Penny Black and I used copics to colour it - how proud does it look. The backing paper is printed from a craft cd and the 2013 graduate shield is a freebie I found on the net.
I would like to enter this in the following challenges -
drsdesigns-congradulations graduate
craftycreationschallenges-keep it simple
tsgclearstamps-moving-on- graduating
papercreatorscrafts/challenge-8- for the boys

Happy Birthday Dad

Hi - its time for another challenge over at Rubys Rainbow The challenge set is to use squares in your creation. Please pop over and see all the wonderful design team creations and join in with us.
For my card I realised that its my Dads birthday coming up and as he belongs the RSPB what could be better then to use some of my crafty individual bird squares.

I used a Tim Holtzt ink - tea dye to distress the edges. The bird cage and bird are from some die cuts that I got from Summer crafting at Doncaster last year. I inked and then clear embossed them. It's impossible to see with my photography but the card has acetate cover.
I would like to enter this in the following challenges -
craftdoormagazine- anything goes

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Favourite Festive Colours

Hi back with My second Dt card today. Its already the 1st May and that means another challenge over at Sparkles Christmas. This month we want you to make your project using your favourite Christmas colours. We are  sponsored this month by Fantastic Ribbons - £10 to spend on ribbon in their shop - pop over and see their wonderful selection.
I am a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to Christmas, so I just had to use red and green for my colour choice.
 I coloured the stamp in with copics and went with and octagonal card blank. I would like to enter this card in the following challenges -

Furry Friends

Hi - just a quick post to let you know its time for another challenge over at Rubys rainbow. This fortnight the challenge is - "Furry Friends". Pleases pop over and check out all the Dt designs and join in with us on this fun challenge.
For my card I used a "Grufflies" decoupage which is so cute and one of the bears is a panda which is great as its a friends birthday today and she will love it.
The banner is made using a set of Whimsey Stamps from the HobbyHouse at Tetney. All other bits are from my stash.
Hope you have all been enjoying the lovely sunshine we've had today. I apoligise for the shortness of this post but just finished a stint of 5, 12hour nights and very tierd so night night all xxx

Monday, 22 April 2013

Blown Away

Hi - today I have my final House Mouse card to show you as a guest designer for them. I have made 4 cards over the last two months and had such a lovely time designing with their wonderful stamps. It gave me an excuse to buy a few more lol. The challenge this fortnight is to use the weather as a basis for your entry. Please nip over to Housemouse-challenge/its-all-about-weather  and check out all the design teams cards, there's some great ones.
This stamp is a Happy Hopper called "Gone with the Wind". It has been very windy here lately so this seemed very appropriate. I used my deckle edge blade and a Tim Holtz ink to distress the edge. The image is coloured using copics.
The flowers are made using a Memory Box die - Pinwheel posy and my tonic studio petal pair punches. The grass is made with another die. To finish I added a sentiment from the HobbyHouse and 3 brads - butterfly and  dragonflies.
I would like to enter this in the following challenges-
2sisterschallenge-140-color-challenge -blue/green

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Round and Round

Hi - its time for another challenge over at Rubys Rainbow. This fortnight the challenge is "Round" so any creation including circles.
This stamp is an old favourite by Sugar Nellie - called Cheddar. I coloured it using copics and used my circle spellbinders to showcase my image x
My circle backing paper is from my stash. The flowers are from the HobbyHouse.
Wishing everyone some lovely spring weather.
I am entering this in the following challenges -
oldiebutagoodie/make-it-girly- MY stamp is from 2008!
greatimpressionsstamps./pastel colours

Saturday, 13 April 2013

90 Years Young!

Hi - here is a card I made for a very special lady who is soon to turn 90! She is one of my friends mum and feel very honoured to have made her card for her.
The image I printed from a Joanna Sheen -cd - cottage garden. I used Martha Stewart punches to create the butterfly surround. The flowers are from a pad by Craftwork Cards called Glitter Candy Cane. I stamped the 90 using some Crystal Clear Stamps by Melissa Frances. I used Tim Holtz inks to distress the edge of the card and the butterflies.
I so hope she will love it as a special birthday deserves a special card xxx
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges -
thepinkelephant/sprong colours

Monday, 8 April 2013

Spring is in the Air

Time for another challenge over at House Mouse and this fortnight our challenge is "Spring".
This seems very appropriate as at last this weekend we saw some sunshine and I even got washing dried on the line! This is my third card as a guest designer for the House Mouse team and I am loving joining their team xx

My image is from the House Mouse Spring collection called "Crocus". Just love how this little mouse is helping brighten up the flowers. I used a spellbinders die to showcase the image in and copics to colour the image. I inked the edges using a VersaMagic lilac chalk ink.
The sentiment is stamped using a Daisy and Dandelion stamp and another spellbinders die. The butterfly is is cut using a Cherry Lynn die - "Exotic Butterfly". The bow is tied using some net but I have no idea what it is called. I have the net in about 8 different colours and just love it. I added some tiny gems around the image border and the contrasting purple spotty ribbon and flowers. 
I would like to enter this in the following challenges -

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Happy Birthday

Hi - time for another challenge over at Rubys Rainbow. This fortnight is "Birthdays". Its 2 years since these challenges started so congratulations and Happy Birthday!
My card I made is for a young girl.
 My image is a Sassy Cheryl one entitled "Play Dr Seuss". All the Dr Seuss books where favourites in our house but especially the Cat in the Hat so I just had to have this image. I coloured with copics in various shades of orange and purple. I then used an oval die to showcase her on.
I have recently purchased some label dies and am having fun making different sentiments for cards. Here are 2 of my recent ones. I'm hoping to save money in the long time lol! I added card candy around the image and tied some contrasting twine at the bottom.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges -
rileyandco/international-childrens-book-day-The Cat In The Hat
audsentiments-sentiment for a child- Have Fun
eurekastamps/challenge-33-stripes-or-circles - I have used circles

Monday, 1 April 2013

Tag It !

Hi April here already and time for another challenge over at Sparkles Christmas. This month our challenge is to use a tag, whether this be a tag in its own right or a tag on your project as long as it's Christmas themed its fine. We are lucky to be sponsored this month by Di's Digis.
Come on over and join in our challenge - its never to early to start on your Christmas creations xx.
For my Dt this month I made a selection of tags. I decided to use some Crafty Individual pictures I had and also a crafty individual stamp.
I made them all on one basic design but with slight variance. the roses are from the HobbyHouse.
I would like to enter these in the following challenges -
52cct/march-anything but a card

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Happiness is Homemade

Hi - here's a card for a friend who always has a welcoming piece of homemade cake when you go for a coffee. The set of stamps I have used I must have had for at least 2 years and this is their first outing - whoops!
The stamp set is made by Creative Expressions and is titled "Vintage Cooking" I used 2 Tim Holtz inks to distress around the edges of each square. All the papers are from the Hobby House - some are from
First addition paper - "Summer Breeze" and "Daydream" and the other from Craftwork Cards - Glitter Candy Cane Pad.
This is the inside of the card-sorry photography is wonky! Here I used another of the stamps from the set and one of Martha Stewart corner punches.

The individual stamps on the front I raised up and the sentiment is also from the set. I used a spellbinders die to showcase the sentiment and used two brads - a spoon and a food processor I have also had for ages, purchased from the Eyelet Outlet. I finished the card with a few gems.

This is the stamp I used on the back of my card, again from the same set. I love this and think it will be getting many more outings xxx

I am entering this in the following challenges -

craftdoormagazine/anything goes

Monday, 25 March 2013

Easter Jumpers!

Hi - how time flies. Its already time for my next guest spot over at House Mouse Challenge Blog. This is my second card for them and I spoiled myself with a new stamp especially for it!

The challenge this fortnight is Springtime - this could be spring colours or spring related stamps.
The stamp I treated myself to is called "Will Knit for Friends". It is a wooden stamp and just the cutest ever My photography isn't the best but. how cute are those chicks! I coloured the image in using copics - my favourite craft pastime is colouring lol - got so many images coloured and not enough time to make them all into projects!
I used a Marianne Creatables  die  to showcase to showcase my Happy Hopper and chalked the edges lemon. The backing paper is from a craft cd but I have had it printed for so long I'm not sure which. The sentiment I stamped using my Just Rite stamps. The flowers are from the Hobby House at Tetney, as are the pearls. Finally added a lovely lemon and pink double bow.
I am entering my card in the following challenges -

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Baby Star

My friend at work has just become a Granny for the 1st time. Her little Granddaughter was born 6 weeks early but is doing really well. This is a card to celebrate her arrival.

 This stamp is from Crafters Companion - Party Paws - "Baby Bamboo" There are a range of stamps in the Party Paws range and all are so cute. I used a spellbinders die and inked the edges - I again used copics to colour the image.
I used another spellbinders die to make the ribbon slide and the "baby" blocks are a stamp from the same Party Paws set. The flowers are from The Hobby House and I added some gold gems around the backing oval. All the papers are from my stash.
I am entering this in the following challenges -
creativecreationschallenges-6-letter b - Baby Bamboo,bling,baby sentiment

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Hoppy Easter!

Hi everyone - its time once more for another challenge over at Rubys Rainbow. This fortnight the challenge is Easter so as its not long till the Easter break I hope you can join us in celebrating this occasion with some wonderful creations.
For my Dt card I used a wonderful digi from Sassy Cheryl called "Dancing Easter Bunny" - sassy cheryl digis are great - why not pop and have a look for yourself.

The sentiment I made using my favourite JustRite stamps. Both images I coloured using my copics.
I used a spellbinders die to showcase my digi and then embossed some pale blue card using a cuttlebug embossing folder. I used micro beads down one edge. The flowers and butterfly are from the HobbyHouse. I hope you all have a wonderful Easter. Thank-you for coming over and looking at my card xx.
I am entering this in the following challenges -
creativecreations/challenge-6-letter-b- Bunny/Bling/Blue/Beads

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Dino Golf

Made this card for my cousins little boy. He has just taken golf up with his Dad so thought this stamp would be great.

The stamp is made by Whimsy Stamps and is called "Bart Goes Golfing". I used a spellbinders die to showcase him in and coloured him using my copics. I inked the edges and added some small dark green gems.
The backing paper is printed from a Popcorn Bear cd. I don't use the cd's I have enough - I often struggle to find the right papers so must make more of an effort to look through my craft cd's. The sentiment is from my stash and I finished it off with some green buttons sewn on with twine.
I am entering this in the following challenges -
pennyblackatallsorts/march-one for the boys
craftyribbonschallenge-41- one for the boys

Saturday, 16 March 2013


Hi - just a quick post tonight. I had a go at making a Christmas card this afternoon using neutral colours only. This was inspired by the the challenge over at jinglebellesrock.
My stamp is made by Inkadinkado and a used a beige versafine ink to stamp it. The sentiment is a digi from McMahon Five Designs. The backing paper is a Forever Friends one and all edges I have distressed with beige inks. It is hard to see from my photography but I have used Atyou glitter pens on the snowy areas. I finished off with some neutral flowers and some gold gems.
I am entering this in the following challenges -
christmasstampin-challenge-7-sparkle-shine - my Gems x
abcchristmaschallenge-bingo-Not a square, flowers, glitter(my glitter pens)

Friday, 15 March 2013

Singin' In The Rain

Saw a challenge over at craftycreationschallenges and knew I had just the stamp for it. This is a Kraftin' Kimmie  stamp and is the first time I have used it.

It's been a great day for singing in the rain as its not stopped here most of the day! I coloured the image with copics and inked the edge with a Tim Holtz ink - weathered wood.

The stamp comes with the sentiment stamp as well. I triple mounted the sentiment using a spellbinders die.
The backing paper is one of the oldest I have and just shouted out to be used at last lol. The Happy Birthday is stamped and another Spellbinders die used. To finish I brightened up my card by adding lots of gems and a small blue bow.
I am entering my card in the following challenges -
citycrafter-week-150- inspired by a song


Monday, 11 March 2013

I'm Still Smiling

Good morning all. I've been so excited waiting for today. I was chosen as a winner over at the House mouse challenge blog and part of the prize was to be a guest designer for them for March and April. I love House Mouse and friends so am absolutely thrilled to have this chance.
This fortnight the challenge is to use ribbon and pearls. You can use any House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image.
For my guest designer card I used  a stamp from the set - Birthdays-ice-cream.

I coloured the image using copics and added some distress stickles (worn lipstick) to the icing to give it a bit of sparkle.

The backing paper is from a 6x6 pad called Love Letters. I used a cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder and the lace edging is made with a Martha Stewart punch. I added ribbon from my stash down the left and tied a lovely double bow. The flowers are made using a a tonic studio petal pairs punch and the sentiment is stamped on a tag cut from a spellbinders die.To finish off I added pearls to the flower centres, on the sentiment and on the lace edging.
Hope you can join in with the challenge - have fun xx
Challenges I am entering this in are -
citycrafter-week-149-shades of pink
timeless-tuesday-210-dry embossing
shoppingourstash-challenge-92-border punch

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Have a Hoppy Day

Hi - sorry another apology but this too is a late posting as I failed with scheduling it. I think I know where I went wrong so will try again another time.xx

Goodmorning - its time for another challenge over at Rubys Rainbow. This fortnight the challenge is to use the Spring colours of yellow and green. Hope you can find time to pop over and join us.
Here is my DT card. the stamp is an old one - Not sure where from and the sentiment is from Doodle Pantry. I made the flowers using my Tonic Studio Petal pairs punch. I thought they looked like waterlilies.
Thanks for looking and good look with the challenge xx
I am entering this card in the following challenges -
cardmakinmamas/challenge-time-colour green
scrap-creations-go green

Friday, 1 March 2013

3 2 1

Apologises for this post being late - tried to schedule it for whilst I was away but seems like I did it wrong - forgot to hit publish - silly me - will get the hang of all this technology one day lol.x

Another month has gone by - where does the time go? Anyway its time for another challenge over at Sparkles Christmas. This month the challenge is - 3 2 1 - Three flowers, Two gems and 1 image. So with this in mind please pop over and join us. This month we are sponsored by Lili of the valley - who can resist their stamps. Looking forward to seeing all your wonderful creations.

This image is a Penny Black Stamp and i have used copics to colour. Just love these hedgehogs x.

Here is my Dt card for this months challenge
The stamp is a favourite from Penny Black and the sentiment I think is great for the Christmas season. Hope you  enjoy this months challenge xx
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges -
craftyannschallenge-84-The Sound of Music
abcchristmas/eyes-down-for-game-of-bingo - not a square/flowers/glitter
tuesdaythrowdown-137-lace and doily

Sunday, 24 February 2013

It's a Boy

Hi back with my second post of the day. Not often a have time to blog this much but had to make some time to make a new baby card for a friend from work. She has just had her first baby - Jacob and I can't wait to give him a cuddle - hopefully next week but thought I'd give her a bit of family time first.
This lovely digi is a freebie from deariedollsdigis - this site has lots of wonderful free digis - a great help to any crafter - many thanks. I have coloured it with my copics. The backing paper is one I have had for years from K&Company - a 6x6 pad called Hopscotch. The little buttons are from my stash.
I am entering this card in the following challenges -
pinkgemchallenge-68-use a bow
craftyribbonschallenge-39-button up
carabbiemomentsofcraft- shades of blue
shoppingourstash-challenge-90-use oldest designer paper

From Me To you

Hi after seeing a card shaped like this following a trip to Grimsby Crafts I just had to have a go myself. I decided one of the wonderful Bella images would fit nicely.
I coloured the image with copics. I am pleased with the shading on the elephant. I think my classes with Kate at Grimsby Crafts are paying off (.downrightcrafty ). This is a link to her blog - thanks Kate x

I used a new spellbinders die to showcase Bella. The backing papers are from my stash. I added some flowers from the Hobby House, a die cut flourish and some pearls. I finished it off with a sentiment and bow xx. This last picture shows how I folded a piece of A4 card to make the card base.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges-

pinkgemchallenge-68-add a bow