Monday 17 December 2012

Waiting ...

Purchased this stamp on release, it is so adorable, I am a sucker for a cute image.
Layered up and a bit of paper distressing.
Coloured with Promarkers, hand stitched, charm & flowers.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes (I won top 3)!

Thanks for popping by today, I know everyone is busy getting ready for the
big day!

Love x

Friday 14 December 2012

Thinking of You ...

No Christmas card today, almost done on that front!
I have made this pretty little blue embossed card using an
embossing folder that I purchased a while back.
I have used the folder again on the inside and cut away the circle.
Very simple really but beautiful don't you think.

I have used papers, ribbon, charm, sentiments,gems, flowers & tulle.
All hand stitched for a change!

Take care, love x

Wednesday 12 December 2012

Warm Tidings ...

I have been making some 'quick' Christmas cards to boost my supplies and I 
have made several along the lines of this one.
I say quick, still hand stitched!

I have used the gorgeous papers from Pink Petticoat called 'Christmas Kraft Organics'
they are just too gorgeous.  Plain white card for the border, edge punch, gingham,
string, bells, sentiment, mittens & finally an old heart punch.

Thank you for visiting my blog today, take care, love x

Sunday 9 December 2012

With love at Christmas ...

Well today is a month long challenge over on the 
titled 'With Love at Christmas'
and I could not resist the new House Mouse Christmas Project Book!
This is my first 8x8 card, perfect for these pesky little mice.

The inside to match.
Finally a close up of the decoupage.

I printed my decoupage onto Elegance Satin cardstock because I wanted to
make my little cuties pop by colouring them with my Promarkers.
I have used the main image, inside image and papers from three different
projects in the book so you can see they really mix and match well.

I have also used ribbon, charms, snow, mirri, star, sentiment and red cardstock.
Card blank and plenty of hand stitching!

As the challenge will last for a month the winner will receive
a £ 30 Joanna Sheen gift voucher.
I hope you can come and play along with us?

Thanks for popping by, love x

Tuesday 4 December 2012

Mega Challenge ...

Happy, Happy, Happy Christmas
Today sees the launch of the new 
and we want to see your creations with 'Happy' incorporated in your sentiment.

I have used this gorgeous little mouse stamp and decoupaged him.
It doesn't show too well but there is actually an acetate band across the front with 
the tree to add to the depth.
I have also used - papers, trees, distress, cage, ribbon, buttons, sentiment,
pearls and puff paint.  Hand stitched as always.

Both teams are taking part in this Mega Challenge
and wow we have some amazing prizes up for grabs including

3 x Season's Gift Sets (so that is three different winners)!

£10 Gift Voucher to spend in her online store.

and last by no means least

Fabulous prizes I think you will agree, only wish I could enter :(
The challenge will run until New Years day,  so plenty of time to get crafting
and there is plenty of fabulous inspiration to get you started
over at Passion for Promarkers

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge -
The Crafty Pad - Stitching (I won top 5)!

Thank you for popping by my blog today
Take care, love x

Friday 30 November 2012

Jingle all the Way ...

Loving the new release of Tildas and this one has to be my favourite of them all!
Yey and another Christmas card, slowly but surely.

I have used -
Papers, sentiment, ribbon, button, pearls, trees, leavesbells, berries all
finished off with some distressing and my usual hand stitching.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
LEJ Designs - Fav Tech (Stamping) (I won)!

Thank you for popping by my blog today and I love all your 
comments too.
Take care, love x

Sunday 25 November 2012

Congratulations ...

Today we have a new challenge on the 
and it is nice and easy and is titled 
'Anything Goes excluding Christmas'
so anything you want but NO Christmas cards!
If you have been very good and finished all your Christmas cards I expect you will
be glad of the break but if like me you are still working on the Christmas cards, help!!!

As always there is a £ 15 voucher up for grabs for one lucky winner,
the design team choose the Top 3 and also a Guest Designer too!
On top of that we have weekly blog candy and also we have talent
spots on a daily basis at 9 am.

A very simple but gorgeous card from me today using the irresistable 
House Mouse Project Book Volume One
a little bit of bakers twine, a rub on sentiment and to finish a little star!

Off you go and craft and be sure you enter to be in with a chance.

Take care, love x

Tuesday 20 November 2012

Snowflakes are Winter's Kisses ...

Today is the start of a new challenge over at 
and I found this a difficult one, we want to see
colouring with your Letraset products of course onto
'Kraft' card!

The photo of mine doesn't do it any justice I will try and get another pic
to prove it.  The design team have some fabulous inspiration to help you 
along your way HERE

This challenge is sponsored by the lovely
and the prize is a £10 gift voucher!

Why not come and join in and if you haven't tried this before
now is the time!

I have used Kraft (obviously), snowflakes, sentiment, charm, ribbon,
flowers, stamens, pin, button, bell, embossing folder, papers & pearls.

Take care, love x

Friday 16 November 2012

Christmas Wishes ...

Back on track a Christmas card today, yey!
An old Tilda but she is just a delight to colour.
Created a scene with the trees and plenty of snow.

I have used free Nitwit papers, ribbon, stamenscheesecloth, sentiment, dies 
puff paint, snow & pearls.
Plenty of hand stitching for a change too!

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

I Love Promarkers - Christmas Trees (I won Top 3)!
My Mums Craft Shop - Winter Wonderland (I won Top 3)!

Thank you for your visit today
Love x

Wednesday 14 November 2012

Sew Very Much ...

No Christmas card today, naughty naughty but I am getting there.
No colouring either just this clean and simple thank you card.

I have used dies, free vintage papers, sentiment, needle
Ribbon, lace, buttons & pins from my stash.

Just a quick post today for me, lots to do sadly not crafting.
Take care, thank you for visiting my blog today and enjoy the rest of the day.

Friday 9 November 2012

Winter Wishes ...

I am on a roll, another Christmas card yey, still many more to go but every little counts!
I fell in love with this image instantly, just beautiful.

I have used -
Papers, flowers, more flowers, stamenssnow, cage die, buttons, ribbon, 
sentiment was a Polka Doodles freebie many moons ago & bell.
All completely hand stitched with love.

Thank you for visiting my blog today, looking forward to a crafty weekend!

Take care, love x

Tuesday 6 November 2012

In the Garden ...

Today is the start of the 
which I have chosen and it is titled
'In the Garden'
so I would like to see things you will find in the garden!

I have used this gorgeous stamp from House Mouse
which is called 'From the Gang'.  Isn't it the most adorable image?
I have decoupaged it for extra pop.  I have used
Kraft card, Co-ordinations, embossing folder, string, brads and
feathers.  The sentiment is CG and a play on words.

Todays challenge is sponsored by

The lucky winner picked at random will
win a collectors set of Promarkers, so what are you waiting for?

Thank you for visiting my blog today
Take care, love

Friday 2 November 2012

Warmest, Winter, Wishes ...

Another Christmas card off the list today and I have been playing with one of the Gorjuss girls for this one.
Still adore that Tim Holtz Pine Cone die this year, I think it is one of my favourite dies of all time!
I have also used charm, ribbon, bells, sentiment, papers, snow, tree, sparkles.  
Completely hand stitched as always.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
The Crafty Pad - Christmas is Coming (I won Top 5)!

Thank you for visiting my blog today and I hope you have a lovely crafting weekend.

Love x

Tuesday 30 October 2012

Celebrate ...

What do I have for my lovely loyal followers today.  I was asked to guest
and the challenge today is 'Occasion' but not a birthday.

I was given this image from Bugaboo Stamps called
'Shopping for Two' to work with. 

I have also used -
Papers, lace, pins, bag die, teddy, charm, ribbon, buttons & sentiment.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and I do hope
you will come and play along with us at 
Creative Craft Challenges2 for this one!

Take care, love x

Sunday 28 October 2012

Silhouettes ...

Good morning where ever you are, today is the start of a new
challenge over on the 
and this time round we want to see your

As usual there is a £15 voucher to spend at
Joanna Sheen for one lucky winner chosen at random
We have daily talent spots showcasing your entries, 
and weekly blog candy.

I have used the gorgeous stamp set
'Ballerina' which I have simply heat embossed
white onto blue cardstock.
The sentiment and the little corners are from the same set.
Hand stitched (for a change), plenty of flowers, more flowers and more flowers
bird charm, Spellbinders die, Bird cage die and finally some ribbon.

Thanks for popping by and I look forward to seeing
your fabulous entries for this one.

Take care, love

Thursday 25 October 2012

Santa Claus is coming to town ...

I have finally managed to have a play with one of the new Tilda's
from the latest release 'A Christmas Story' they are just gorgeous.
Can't wait for the Nativity Collection which is due out sometime soon!

flat back pearl and of course hand stitched and coloured with Promarkers.
A little bit of distressing too.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge -
Midweek Magnolias - Four Legged Friends (I won Top 3)!

Thanks for visiting my blog today, happy crafting

Tuesday 23 October 2012

Pets ...

Today is the start of another challenge over at
and is titled 'Pets'
This challenge is sponsored by the lovely

who has four digi stamps of the winners choice!

I have used the gorgeous Chloe for my card today
because it reminded me of my little fur baby.

I have used -
ribbon, pearls and finally Decorative Labels One die.
Coloured obviously with Promarkers and hand stitched.

 I would like to enter this card into the following challenge -
The Crafty Pad - Animals (I won)!

Thank you for visiting my blog today, please come and 
join in with the challenge.

Take care, love

Saturday 20 October 2012

Yummy Christmas ...

Back onto Christmas cards today, so this is one more off the list with plenty to go!
This time I have been playing with this cutie from LOTV and oldie but a goodie.
Pretty simple layout for this one and I have recycled the holly & berries from
a Christmas cracker.  As a crafter we just don't throw anything away.

I have used -
Old paper pack called Contemporary Christmas by Dovercraft,
border punch, pearls, ribbon, sentiment, doily
and finally a bit more hand stitching!

Thank you for visiting my blog today and I hope you have a good 
weekend whatever you may be doing (hopefully crafting or the next best thing
craft shopping)!!!

Take care, love

Wednesday 17 October 2012

Thinking of You ...

I just love this stamp as it never goes out of fashion.
It is a delight to colour too!  

I have used -
Sentiment is from the CC Design Swiss Pixie set
but I cannot find a link, sorry!
Coloured with Pro/Flexmarkers.
 Embossing, butterfly, buttonsgems & die.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges -
Ladybug Crafts - Flowers/Embossing (I won top 3)!
Fussy & Fancy Challenge - Easel Card (I won top 5)!

That is it for me today, love