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

Sunday 14 October 2012

Just for You ...

Just for a change I have another criss cross card for you and I have used
this Tilda which until now had remained un-inked.
Naughty, naughty!
I have started my Christmas cards as you can see from yesterdays post
and I do have more in the pipeline, honest.

This is the inside of he card, I just love these papers too.

This style of card is alot more hand stiching for me but the results are worth it.
If you haven't tried a criss-cross card yet, I think you would find this tutorial by Bev
helpful and like anything trial and error, what suits you really.

I have used -
Cheesecloth, flowers, bird cage, sentiment, die cut. Buttons & ribbon from my stash
and coloured with Pro/Flexmarkers.

Thank you all for your visit, welcome to my new followers 
and as always
 Happy Crafting.

Saturday 13 October 2012

Winter Fairy ...

I just fell in love with this stamp from Mo Manning she is just tooo gorgeous!
Of course I had to have a few others too so watch this space.

I have coloured 'Halla' with Flex/Promarkers and I have
gone blonde for this one.  I usually play safe with browns but I am
really pleased with how this one has turned out.
The papers are from Summertime Designs and the free kit 
is called 'Winter Wonderland'.
I have used trees, ribbon, cones, bell, pearls, cheesecloth,
snowsentiment and finally distresss inks.

Thank you for visiting my blog today, I have alot of projects on the 
go at the moment so please pop back again soon.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Creative Craft Challenges - Fantasy (I won top 3/GDT)!
J & C Creations Challenge - Contemporary Christmas (I Won Top 3)!

Take care, love x

Tuesday 9 October 2012

Happy Birthday ...

Well the wonderful Teresa aka 
Crafting Alldays Cards is celebrating 
her birthday today and this is the card I made for her.
I am just loving these criss cross cards (had you noticed)
I hope it arrived safe & sound Teresa?

I love this image from DSB called Rosie
and another Nitwit collection of papers, soooo pretty!
The flowers are from the Nitwit collection too which I have
shaped and stuck with silicone.
All completely hand stitched, butterfly, charm,
ribbon, button.  Coloured with Pro/Flexmarkers.

Inside I have used Rosie from the same collection
and the sentiment has been heat embossed in silver.

That is it for me today, thank you for taking the time to visit
today and I will be back again soon.

H A P P Y  B I R T H D A Y   T E R E S A

Take care, love

Delight in the Little Things ...

Today I have this little cutie from Digi Stamp Boutique
for this weeks challenge at Passion for Promarkers
which is titled 'Shabby in Pink or Blue'
which has been chosen by Anja.
This is my first stepper card and very shabby 
indeed!  I really like neat and tidy
as a rule but this one made a nice change.
It was my little fur babies 3rd birthday last month
and this was her card!

This challenge is sponsored by the

who have a fabulous 6 digi stamps of your choice as this weeks prize!

I have used papers which were free in a magazine
which are by Nitwits Collections.
The sentiment, ribbon, pearls.
Completely hand stitched and the flowers 
have been made by just tearing circles into spirals!

Thank you once again for visiting my blog 
and all your lovely comments, I really do appreciate your time.
Please come and join the challenge.

Take care, love 

Monday 8 October 2012

Blog Hop Winner ....

Thank you all sooo much for your lovely comments on my 
Joanna Sheen Blog Hop card
and thank you all for joining in with the hop, such fun!
The winner of my fabulous ribbons and charms

goes to .....
Dannii aka Dannii's Diaries
who commented 

'Stunning card I love the grey around the image.
 Also how the card opens and it is inside. 
The leaves make fantastic embellishments around the frame. 

Thank you Dannii For claiming your prize!

Take care, love

Monday 1 October 2012

Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog Hop ...

Good morning and welcome to the
Joanna Sheen Challenge AUTUMN Blog hop!!!
Our blog hop is a hop with a twist 
as all DT members were given the same 
free download papers & stamp to play with.
This is my card for your inspiration with an
acetate window
And this is the view inside

The STAR prize for 
one lucky random winner is this fabulous set of 
4 x House Mouse stamp sets, wow!

The DT members also have prizes to be won, 
so you have 9, yes 9 chances to win!!!

Each of us has a prize of these pretty Autumnal
ribbons and a gorgeous selection of leaf charms
to giveaway.

So all you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is become
a follower of the Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog and then leave a comment
of EVERY MEMBER of the DT's blogs and their hop post (this one)!

So what are you waiting for, lets get H O P P I N G ! ! !
If you have landed here from Natalie's blog then you are
hopping in the right direction.
If not then you need to start at the 
beginning on the Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog to begin.

The hop order is -

On sunday 7th October each DT member will pick a winner by random.org from their comments and announce their winner on their own blog on Monday 8th October.  

I will announce the lucky winner of the 
STAR prize 
on this challenge blog on Monday 8th October

Don't forget to check back on all the DT blogs to see if you're one of our lucky winners.

All week the challenge blog will be showcasing other crafters cards who have all kindly agreed to make a creation using exactly the same stamp and papers as the rest of the DT.  

I hope you check back to the challenge blog throughout the week to see all the different designs!  
From here you need to hop to Sandie's blog to keep 
hopping in the  right direction!

Good luck everyone!

Enjoy the hop, take care love x