Tuesday, 30 July 2013

With love

Hi there everyone, thank you for all your comments on my  posts.

Been busy doing a Design Team card, but here's a quick and easy card I've also made today:

I say it was quick, that's because the little daisies were made using a  mould  from Lakeland  a couple of days ago with Martha Stewart air dry clay!  I did the backgrounds using Panpastels, the ribbon I had in my stash and the stamp is Wistful from Penny Black coloured with Promarkers.  I made a little chocolate box bow with the same ribbon and the With Love stamp I found in my stash.  So there you have it - quick and easy!   Till next time ........................

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Glitter n Sparkle Clean and Simple Challenge

Hello, and welcome to another challenge over at:
Thak you to everyone who took part last week.

This week is 'Clean and Simple'

I have two cards this time -
The first one is I'm sorry' from Stitchy Bears

I started off with the image which is coloured with promarkers and just added two little dots of glossy accents for tears! I mounted her onto the Spellbinders Grand Dahlia dies as I thought it tied in with the petal shape of her dress.  I added gems from my stash and a sentiment done on my laptop.

Here's the second one:
which is Beach baby 2 from Bugaboo

The image is again coloured with promarkers, the background, sandals and shell were done in Serif, and the sentiment again was done on my laptop.  I finished off by putting glossy accents onto the splashes of water.

Our sponsors this week are:

Who are offering 7 digis from their store

Floppy Lattes Digital Designs ::All Digital All The Time

Who are offering a $6 dollar Gift Voucher

Who are offering a $10 dollar gift voucher to be spent on images from Coosty Designs, Stitchy Bear, or Digi Blessings at the Stitch store

We can't wait to see what you come up with ............... good luck

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

LEJ Designs Challenge 63 - Cute Cute Cute

Hello and welcome to the  new challenge Cute Cute Cute.  This is my very first project as a DT member of  http://lejdesignschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/, hope you like it!

I used the 'Pucker up' digi, hence the sentiment  'Save all your kisses for me!' I coloured the image with promarkers, background is from Serif and the birds are from Memory Box.  For the grass I used the Die'sire Icicles die.  The flowers and dragonfly are stickers that I've had for years!!!

The first randomly drawn winner will receive 4 digis of their choice from 
The second randomly drawn name will win goodies from

We look forward to to seeing all your entries ............ good luck 

Sunday, 21 July 2013

New challenge over at Glitter n Sparkle

Hello and welcome to another challenge at:

Thank you to everyone that took part last week.  The theme this time is:
Here is my DT card, using Unity from The Stamping Chef:

I used Spellbinder dies for the layers, coloured the image with promarkers and used peel off's for the wording.  The flowers are from my stash.

The sponsors this week are:

who are offering 5 images from their store

who are offering a $10 gift voucher

Digi Darla's

who are offering 5 images from their store

who are offering 4 images from their store

and finally 

The Stamping Chef

who are offering 3 images from their store

We also have a Guest Designer this week from
DigiStamps4joy and her name is Riette - 'Red' for short and here is her card

Please pop over to her blog and have a peek

Look forward to seeing your entries - Good luck

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Birthday wishes

Hi everyone, thank you for the comments left on my blog posts.  I can't believe it's  nearly a week since I blogged (shame on me!), but I have been busy with DT work.  Talking of which - I applied for two DT posts and I'm just so over the moon to be able to tell you that I was accepted for both.  Thank you so much to Lindsay at
and also
Elaine Rayworth at
The Just for Fun challenges will begin on 1st August.
Thank you both for having such faith in me!

Onto a card I made for no-one in particular, just thought I would have a play as it's a new stamp I bought recently.

One day I  will learn NOT to colour in the image before choosing a background - it took me longer to find papers to match than it did colouring in the image!

The embossing folder I used is 'Interlocking circles' chosen by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions.  The swirls are 'Fanciful Flourish' from Cheery Lynn Designs and the image is 'Water Lily' from Penny Black.  The 'ripples' behind the water lilly is from Hobby Art and the sentiment is from Dufex, bought many moons ago!

Take care ..................... till next time

Sunday, 14 July 2013

'Babies' Challenge at Glitter n Sparkle

Welcome to another challenge over at

Thank you to everyone that took part last week, we had some brilliant entries
This week's theme is 'Babies'
Here are my DT cards:

This is Rosa from Lacy Sunshine

and this is Baby Angel and Pretty Child sentiment
from QKR Stampede

The sponsors this week are:

Who are offering 4 images to the winner

Who are offering a $20 dollar gift token

Who are offering 5 images

and finally:
Who are offering a $10 dollar gift token

Hope you will come and join us, and don't forget to hop over to Glitter n Sparkles blog and see what the other DT members did with this week's theme.

  Good luck

Wise Friend

Hello and welcome.  Today I have made a card for the

You have to use the 'Wise Friend' stamp plate which is designed by Sam Poole

Here is what I came up with:

I started with an 8 x 8 card blank, using 'Kraft card'.  I measured three inches from the bottom of the card, and cut the rest of the card blank off, leaving a sort of ledge. The backing paper is from a My Craft Studio cd.  I stamped the owl, leaves and sentiment  with Perfect Medium and then used 'Wow' Copper embossing powder.  Placed them onto my card, and there you have it!

Take care ................... till next time 

Friday, 12 July 2013

Pink- Ribbon- and - Pearls

Hi there, welcome to another blog post.  Thank you so much for all the lovely comments on my last post.

Today I have made a card that I'd like to enter into two different challenges.
        http://craftingmusketeers.blogspot.co.uk/    Ribbons and pearls

To make the card I have used  papers, decoupage and a sentiment from the Kraftyhands 'Floral Fantasia'  cd.  The ribbon I bought from Joanna Sheen, and the pearls I had in my stash.  
Take care till next time ..............

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Numbers challenge

Hi and welcome to my latest blog post.  Thank you for all your previous comments.

I have made a card for the challenge over at:


The project must contain numbers!

I started with an 8 x 8 card and embossed it with the Die'sire Patchwork Embossing folder, you wouldn't think so would you lol! Next, I stamped 'Grandma's Attic' from JustRite stamps onto white card using Adirondack 'Denim'.  I aged it a little by crumpling the card and adding 'Old Paper' distress ink.  The sewing machine, cotton reel, thimble and little buttons are from Spellbinder's 'Sewing Elements'.  The tape measure is from Tim Holtz  and the pins are from my sewing box.

Take care till next time .....................

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Challenge 40 - Fantasy/Fairytale at Glitter n Sparkle

Hello, and welcome to another challenge at:
and the theme is Fantasy/Fairytale
Here's my DT card:
The background images were taken from the MCS (My Craft Studio) Walking in Wonderland cd, and the image I was given is  Wishing Well Fairy from Inky Impressions (unfortunately I couldn't find an image of a wishing well!!).  I coloured her in with promarkers.

The sponsors this week are:
who are offering 4 images.

who are offering 3 images.

and finally

who are offering a $10 dollar gift token

We look forward to seeing your entries - have fun, and good luck 

Saturday, 6 July 2013

For You - with love

Hello everyone, thank you for your comments on my recent blog posts, I always look forward to reading them.

Onto today's make:

The backing papers and tags are from Dreamees Templates and More cd.   I also bought three sizes of flower stamps from them, and stamped onto more patterned paper from the cd.  The die cut is Fanciful Flourish' from Cheery Lynn Designs,  and the ribbon and gems were from my stash.

Hope you are all enjoying the sunshine - till next time .........................

Thursday, 4 July 2013

A little 'tweet' for you

Hi, and welcome.  I have used the new 'Dreamees Templates and more' cd again, for another project-hope you like it

I used the template and papers from the cd and then added the alphabet tiles from Hunkydory  the butterfly and bird are moulds from Martha Stewart, and the rose mould is from Sugar and Spice Crafts.  Thanks for coming by ......................... Till next time  

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Hat's off to you

Hello, and welcome, sorry I haven't been around for the past few weeks, unfortunately I have been rather poorly with vertigo, but am so pleased to say now,  I'm feeling much better.  I will try and comment on your blogs when I can, but still cannot sit at the laptop for too long before my head starts to spin!!!!

I thought I would show you a project I made a couple of days ago from the new 'Dreamies Templates and More cd rom, which you can buy from http://www.dreamees.org.uk/ -  It has lots and lots of templates on it including a vase, birdhouse and frames just to name a few.  It also comes with backing papers, embellishments, toppers and stands to put your cards etc on. All the projects come with instructions and a preview of what they should look like when finished.

Here is the hat that I made from the cd:

The papers and flower on the front of the hat are from the cd, and the rest of the embellishments I had in my stash.  Hope you like it, take care till ext time ...................

Lace and pearls challenge

Hi, and welcome to a new challenge over at:
Thank you to everyone who took part last month - the winner and Top 3 will be announced shortly.
This month it's 'Lace and Pearls', it can be a card, scrapbook page or 3d project.  

This is what I came up with:

I made the box with a template which is on 'Dreamies' new cd rom called Templates and More which can be purchased at: http://www.dreamees.org.uk/  It has lots of templates, backing papers, toppers and accessories. 
The flowers lace and white pearls were in my stash, I made the lilac hat pins, and the 'dream, wish, and inspire are on the cd.

The sponsor for this month's challenge is Tina Warwood and the prize is 'Frou Frou papercrafting and Digikit cd rom and 2 stamp sets'

We look forward to seeing your entries, good luck