Thursday 25 April 2013

Love Tilda ...

Today I wanted to share this little cutie with all my followers.
I treated myself to some new Tilda's a few weeks back which included
This is my FIRST FRANTAGE card too, loving this stuff and I am sure
you will be seeing a lot more of it from me!

I have used vintage digi papers, sentiment, cheesecloth, flowers, doilycorner, brads.
All edges have been distressed with Antique Linen by Tim Holtz
Frantage powders used Shabby WhiteShabby Blue & Mica.
Completely hand stitched as always and coloured with Promarkers

Thank you for visiting today, love x

Tuesday 23 April 2013

A True Friend ...

Time for another challenge at 
and this time we want 'Animals' in your projects.

I have used an old un-inked stamp from LOTV with
this good little doggie.  I do love the blue/brown combo don't you? One of my favs
and a combo I come back to time after time.
I have used papers, ribbon, button, a selection of flowers, sentiment, charm and 
of course as usual all hand stitched.

This challenge is sponsored by

who have a £ 10 voucher up for grabs for one lucky winner!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge -
I Love Promarkers - Pastels (I Won Top 3)!

Take care, love x

Monday 22 April 2013

Blog Anniversary Candy ...

Wow, I have been blogging for three years today, yey!

So I have decided to do my first blog candy to celebrate.
A big thank you to my Daughter for setting up my blog and helping me out with the tech :)
Also thank you to all my loyal followers over the past three years and all
your wonderful comments, it really means a lot,
I must say a big thank you to the Design Teams that I have been part of past & present, 
it is an honour.

I have the gorgeous House Mouse Volume One cd-rom up for grabs,
not the project book just the cd which includes 23 projects which
consist of images and backing papers, it is just delightful and is looking for a 
new home.

To be in with a chance of winning you MUST be a follower of my blog, 
please post a picture and link onto your sidebar
and finally please leave a comment below.

This candy will run until & including 30th April 2013
and I will draw and announce the lucky winner shortly after.

Good luck and thank you all
Love x

Sunday 21 April 2013

Birthdays Are Sew Special ...

Today we are starting another challenge over on the 
Joanna Sheen Blog and this time round we want you to 
'Recycle' item or items.

I have recycled both the backing papers which are in fact wallpaper samples which
I collected in my early crafting days some ** years ago, I knew they would
come in handy  haha :)
Kraft card which is recycled from a folder.
The pink ribbon is from the Anita's card blank packs which have
the ribbon tied around the blanks & envelopes. The buttons are recycled from old clothing and I have collected over the years and finally some name tape left over from the school uniforms.

I was sent the gorgeous House Mouse Happy Hoppers stamp set
titled 'Special Day' which includes this stamp, another large cutie and
two sentiments and some little stamps.
Every layer has been hand stitched which wasn't easy with the wallpaper
as it was so thin, I have used a charm, doily and pearls from my good blogging friend
Paula (ALBC)

Do come and play along with us, I am looking
forward to seeing what you clever crafters come up with!

Take care, love x

Wednesday 10 April 2013

Chicken Tilda ...

Today I would like to share one of the Easter cards I made this year using this
gorgeous Tilda which I managed to get in an online sale!

Very simple layout for this one as I needed to make several along the same lines.
I have used papers, chicken wire, Tilda, ribbon, daffs, daisy, blossom, pearls
and of course completely hand stitched as always.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
Cutie Pie - Film (Chicken Run) (I Won Top 3)!

That is it for me today, have a great one, love x

Tuesday 9 April 2013

Especially for You ...

Over on the Passion for Promarkers challenge blog we are
cutting out images!  This is this weeks challenge for you all to play along with us.
I have interpreted that as decoupage with this image, Summer Milly.
For a change I have gone for an aperture card, something I haven't done in a while.

This is a picture of the inside.

I have used papers, berries, daisy, flowers, buttons, ribbon, butterflies, pearls & gems.
All the cutting out has been done on my Silhouette  along with the sentiment too.
Again I have used the colour picking tool on the Silhouette software to colour match
the scalloped circles.  Completely hand stitched as always.

This challenge is sponsored by Janet at

who has 4 x Digi Stamps of the winners choice up for grabs.

That is it from me today, have a great day
whatever this Tuesday brings & I will see you soon.

Monday 1 April 2013

Hoppy Easter ...

Today is the launch of a brand new challenge blog
which is the brain child of gorgeous blogger Paula
who asked for me to be a DT member and of course I jumped at the chance.
Thank you Paula.
To kick off with the first challenge is really easy as it is titled
'Anything Goes'

I have been playing with the super cute images on Tumble Ted cd-rom which hasn't
seen the light of day or sometime, naughty naughty.
There are some great images on this cd with Tumble & Tizzy Ted in different guises.
including these fabulous papers too!
I have used  ribbon, button, pearls, border,sentiment is CG, shiny nose!
Completely hand stitched also.

A little pic of the inside too.

Our sponsors for this first challenge are -

who have £20 voucher up for grabs

3 x Digi stamps for a lucky winner
& finally we have
who are offering a £ 10 voucher
Great sponsors I think you will agree, so what are you waiting for
come and play along with us and join in the fun!

Take care, love x