Thursday 26 December 2013

Happy 70th Birthday Mum ...

My final guest spot over at Cute Card Thursday and this week 'Anything Goes'
Thank you so very much Caroline for having me this month along with the rest of your fabby team.

I hope you have all been good this year and Father Christmas gave you plenty of crafty goodies to play with.

Today I want to share this simple make which I cut out on my Silhouette, threaded with ribbon,
some little butterflies, gems & pearls.
The doily is a download from the fabulous Birds Cards, thank you so much.

Thank you for all your support this year and thank you to all
the challenges that I craft for including the guest spots, my pleasure.
Well I hope to see you all again next year!

Wishing you a Very Crafty New Year

Sunday 22 December 2013

Jingle Jingle Jingle ...

This is my last post before the big day so I would like to wish you all
a Very Merry Christmas and thank you all for your lovely comments
'all the way'!

Today I wanted to share with you a box card, my first in fact.  I was browsing the web
and came across a picture frame with bells in and jumped into action.

All the cutting was completed on my Silhouette, now a year old and I don't know how I ever
managed without it.  A little bit of hand stitching (well why not) add some golden bells &
a little organza bow and done.  Really pleased with how this turned out.

Well as I say that is it from me, I will back on Thursday with my last Guest spot for 
Cute Card Thursday Challenge blog so I hope to see you there.

Merry Christmas x

Thursday 19 December 2013

Congratulations ...

This week at Cute Card Thursday we want to Celebrate with our new challenge.
I made this card back in the Summer which was requested by my hairdresser for her best friend
whom are my neighbours and we have known them since I was at school.  
Clean and simple with names & dates was the request, I don't normally do requests but
 I just couldn't refuse.

Matting & layering on my good old Silhouette.  I also used the Silhouette to write the words
using the metallic markers.
The stamp is a favourite of mine from Indigo Blu. Heat embossed with silver.
Finished off with some butterflies, gems & a gorgeous bit of sparkle.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
Wednesday Creative Inspiration - Anything Goes (I Won)!

(Sorry the photo doesn't really show the gorgeous embossing & bling, good old British weather)!

Thank you for visiting my blog today, take care love

Sunday 15 December 2013

Winter Wonderland ...

Time for a midway reminder at
A Little Bit Crafty & the lovely Paula & team.
This month what else but 'Christmas Cheer'
I have opted for another shaker card for this one & another gorgeous
The vibrant colours in this kit are just a delight and I have picked out the
pine cones on the backing paper with a real one & some Gesso.
Another Tilda from the stamp club and some diamond dust for the snow
or should I saw snow storm.  I live on a hill so this is me trekking through the thick snow!
I have used flowers, berries, ribbon, bells, pearls & gems.
Hand stitched & coloured with Promarkers.
All matting & layering as usual completed on my Silhouette.

Our generous sponsors this month are 
7 digi stamps up for grabs

5 digi stamps

Surprise Prize

Thanks for popping by and do come and play along for a chance to win some fabulous goodies.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
Tildas Town - Christmas (I Won Top 5)!

Thursday 12 December 2013

Happy Christmas ...

Another Guest spot for Cute Card Thursday and this time I want to share this little cutie.
The challenge this week is Christmas so nice & easy.
I have used the gorgeous House Mouse Christmas project book & cd rom for this one.
The image, papers & sentiment are all included just added some red card for layering with some 
snowflakes too.  Completely hand stitched and another large card blank.
It doesn't show too well on the photographs but all the trees sparkle along with the falling snow.

A picture of the inside and another image from the cd rom.
Why not come and play along with us this week.

Tuesday 10 December 2013

Christmas Wishes Daughter ...

Well we have a mega Christmas challenge at Passion for Promarkers
which will run into the New Year and we want to see you include a sentiment.
Both teams are taking part, so plenty of inspiration for you all.
This card is for my Daughter, she loves the SC images!

I have used image, papers, snowflakes, mittens, doily, corner, pearls, ribbon & button.
Hand stitched and this is a large card too.  Matting & layering all completed on my Silhouette.

Our sponsors for this mega challenge are -

Bonbon Belles Double Cd Rom
£10 voucher up for grabs

 Autumn/Winter 2013 Promarker Set

10 Digis up for grabs (winners choice)

Stamp Set of the winners choice

£10 voucher

£10 Voucher

Why not come and play along with us for a chance to win some great prizes.
See you there!

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
Saturated Canary - Untraditional Christmas Colours (I Won Top 3)!

Thursday 5 December 2013

Little Holly ...

Good morning crafters, today & for the rest of this year (wow) I am the Guest Designer at 
Cute Card Thursday and the challenge today is titled 'Eternal Flame'
so I have dug out this little cutie as I hadn't inked her since last year.

I have used once again the beautiful papers from the gorgeous 
Also corners, pearls, ribbon, button, charm, flowers & distressing.
I have mat & layered on my Silhouette & hand stitched.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
I Love Promarkers - For a Child (I Won Top 3)!

Thank you for visiting my blog today, have a good crafty day

Sunday 1 December 2013

Christmas Time ...

I have made my very first Christmas Bauble for the launch of our new challenge at 
A Little Bit Crafty which this month is 'Christmas Cheer'
It is a double sided bauble, so this is the front using In the Snow Scarf Tilda

And on the other side In the Snow Ski Tilda
I have filled them with a mixture of Flower Soft, Diamond Dust & a few dew drops.
A bit of depth on the images themselves with some puff paint.
For the decoration I have a couple of fir cones, ribbon, cloth, rusty bell, twine, fir, poinsettia & snowflakes.
Finished off with Gesso. Not the easiest to photograph, sorry.

Why not come and play along with us for a chance to win some fabulous prizes.
This month we are sponsored by

7 digi stamps up for grabs

Surprise Prize

A Selection of Craft Goodies

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
Lovely Hanglar & Sweet Magnolia - Christmas (I Won Top 3)!

Thank you for popping by today, take care
Happy Crafting

Wednesday 27 November 2013

Sunshine in my Heart ...

It is time for my final Guest card for 'I Love Promarkers' :( and this weeks
challenge is 'Anything Goes' and I figured that the Summer is a distant memory
so I have made a compromise with a little rain and plenty of sunshine in my heart!
I have made an acetate dome card and used Glossy Accents for my rain drops.
A close up picture too.  I have used more fabulous Nitwit this time round the 'In the Meadow' Collection.
I adore gingham had you noticed!  Also Tilda, Promarkers, flowers, charm
ribbon & sentiment.  Matting and layering as always completed on my Silhouette including
the sentiment.  Hand stitched to finish.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and a big thank you goes out to the lovely
Karen for having me on the team this month, loved it.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
Wednesday Creative Inspiration - Anything Goes (I Won)!

Happy crafting

Tuesday 26 November 2013

Family ...

This weeks challenge at 
Passion for Promarkers is 'Family' 
we want to see your creations using a Letraset product for a family member.
This card is for a friends Nanny's 70th Birthday so perfect for this week.
I purchased during the Summer months some bargain Tildas which you may
have seen over the last few weeks, including this little cutie.

I have used some more gorgeous Nitwit papers on this one, 
this kit is called 'From Laughter to Memories'
the colours are devine don't you think?  The Summer just a distant memory :(

I have used papers, Tilda, flowers & pearls.
The matting & layering and the sentiment tab were cut using my Silhouette.
Completely hand stitched & of course coloured using Promarkers.

Why not come and play along with us?
This weeks generous sponsor is 

who is offering a $10 voucher!

Take care, happy crafting

Wednesday 20 November 2013

Congratulations ...

Time for another challenge at 
for which I am the Guest Designer for the month of November, yey!
This weeks challenge is 'Wedding or Anniversary'
so it was time to ink up another stamp I purchased in the Summer, really
loving Tilda & Edwin this year, had you noticed :(!
A pic of the tag which tucks behind the image complete with a couple of rings.
I have used papers, mirri, flowers, glitter spikestulle, clay heart, pearls, tag die & ribbon.
Coloured of course with Promarkers and matting & layering completed on my Silhouette.
Why not come and play along with us this week.

Happy crafting, love

Tuesday 19 November 2013

Thanks a Bunch ...

Two posts in one day, I am on a roll!
I have been playing with the gorgeous 'Gratitude' kit from Nitwit Collections
such beautiful lilacs & lemons and of course I love my gingham.
Another Tilda but an oldie this time round but she has to be one of my favourites, timeless.
I treated myself to a die last week not something I do much these days as
I have my fabulous Silhouette but I fell in love with these beautiful butterflies.
I must have been having a spend as I also stocked up on my flowers too!
I have also used Gesso, distress, charm, clip, doily, ribbon & postcard.

Thank you for visiting today and welcome to my new followers.
I will be back tomorrow, see you then.

Festive Trimmings ...

Today I would like to share with you the NEW kit from
which I have combined with one of the new release Magnolias called 'Day before Christmas'
Red & green are traditional Christmas colours but this kit also has aqua, not
something I would have put together but as you can see it really works, love it.
Nice & simple layout for this one to show off the papers.
I have scored one of the stars and attached with silicone for extra depth
& yey another Christmas card off the list!

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
Magnolia-Licious - Holiday Themed (I Won 3rd Place)!

Friday 15 November 2013

Congratulations ...

Yey its Friday let the weekend begin!
Well already at the midway point for the challenge at 
Today I would like share a card which I made back in the Summer to
celebrate a 25th wedding anniversary.
Clean & simple but so pretty don't you think.
All the cutting, birdies, cage, matting & layering were completed on my Silhouette.
I have used an embossing folder for the background.
Some mirri, charm, gems & ribbon.
The sentiment was also done on my Silhouette using the metallic pens.

Thank you for popping by today, I hope you will come & play
along with us if you haven't already & good luck.

Thursday 14 November 2013

Hoot Hoot Hooray ...

Well as promised I am back today with a card using the NEW Nitwit Collections kit
called 'Hootie Holidays' and as the title suggests it is a Christmas kit but
you will see that it is not just for Christmas!  The inside says 'its your Birthday'.
We all like value for money and try to buy products they don't limit us to just one occasion
and this kit is perfect as I have shown you.
Such a pretty kit and although it contains some super cute owls already and some fab sentiments too
I just had to use this die that I fell in love with sometime ago and hadn't used.
Hand stitched, pearls, ribbon, Kraft & embossing folder.
Another stunning kit from Nitwits I think you will agree and so versatile.

That is all for today, please pop back tomorrow for some 'Sparkle & Shine'?

Wednesday 13 November 2013

Christmas Wishes ...

Once again I am the Guest Designer at
and this weeks challenge is titled 
'Red & Green' 
so I purchased this little cutie from the Lili of the Valley release a short while back
and it just needed to be inked up.  Great to colour and plenty of snow to finish.
I have used green & red papers, mirri, ribbon, gems.
Hand stitched & matted & layered on my Silhouette.