Saturday 22 December 2018

Wreath Tilda ...

(front & side)
(Another side)

My last two Christmas cards, well lanterns actually.  I adore this Tilda, Holly Wreath Tilda from the Apsen Holidays 2016 collection.  Adapted file on my Silhouette, vellum windows, snow, flowers, gold & pink organza ribbon, cheesecloth, berries and many Doohickey dies.  I have added a square top with stars cut out so the light shines through too.  Gesso for that shabby chic look and pop a little battery tealight inside.  

(lantern by night)


I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
Simply Magnolia Challenge - Season Greetings (I Won Top 3)!

Thursday 20 December 2018

Dashing ...

I have been playing with the Ready, Set Snow stamps from MFT, perfect for the big boys in the family & interactive too, penny sliders!

So I cut the layers on my Silhouette, Distress Oxide the background and some water sprinkles for a great effect. Coloured with Promakers and some snow to finish.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges -
Creative Inspirations - Feeling Festive (I Won Top 3)!
Dream Valley Challenge - Christmas (I Won Top 3)!

Monday 10 December 2018

Have yourself a MERRY little CHRISTMAS ...

Today I would like to share with you a christmas card using the adorable Snowman Agenda stamps from Mama Elephant.  Now I cannot take all the credit for the design, I was totally inspired by the lovely Ashley Tucker on YouTube.  I have added a couple more layers, vellum embossed with snow fall and a tree layer.  Just spin the trees and watch them rotate, really pretty, thanks Ashley for the inspiration.

So coloured with Promarkers, cut on my Silhouette Cameo, hand stitched, tree stamps from the MFT Ready Set Snow set, plenty of Stickles and some Glossy Accents.  Sentiment from the Silhouette Design Store.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges -
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge - Anything Goes (I Won)!
Passion for Promarkers - Hip to be Square (I Won)!
Swedish House Crafters Lounge - Christmas (I Won)!

Tuesday 4 December 2018

hooray ...

I'm back, busy crafting but nothing I can share just yet but this one I can, today I am sharing a new set of stamps to my collection which I just loved the minute I saw them but then my Daughter saw them and adored them too, so I decided to sit on my hands for a wee bit and keep them for her 21st Birthday card! 

They are just adorable aren't they and my Daughter just loves all the detail I have put in, including a gem for the camera flash, glitter on the pink hearts & gifts, glaze on the glasses and even 'twenty one' on the wee little signs.  So CAS, plenty of colouring, hand stitched and if you haven't seen these stamps before and you now really really NEED them they are from Mama Elephant and titled Little Monkey Agenda. If you like these little stamps you can also get - Little Boy Agenda, Little Girl, Little Bunny, Little Cat, Little Dog, Little Reindeer & Little Santa too.  Finally 'hooray' die matted and layered up, white, gold & black.  Coloured with Promarkers, love them


A picture of the inside, more monkeys and a pocket for a little special something.

Tuesday 4 September 2018

Happy happy happy ...

This month I am the Guest Designer over at 

This Badge is for you

after winning the July Challenge, yay!  So the theme this month is 'Back to School' or 'Anything Goes'.  I have chosen anything goes as my two are all grown up now so no school days left!

I have made a pizza box using the lovely Lemon Craft 6x6 'Yesterday' paper pad which I chose as my prize, just beautiful.

Plenty of Doohickey dies, Italy Speedy Tilda stamp (had this stamp dare I say a long long time and it had never been inked, oops)! Heart gem & doily.  Decorated inside and out, hand stitched amp; coloured with Promarkers.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges -

All About Magnolia Challenge - Anything Goes
Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia - Dies/Punches (I Won Top 3)!
Auds Sentiments Challenge - Bingo (I Won Top 3)!
Passion for Promarkers - Anything but a Card (I Won Top 5)!

So if you have made it to the end of this post, which I hope you have, do come & play along at 
Magnolia-Licious for a chance to win $20 store voucher and a guest spot just like me.

See you there 

Saturday 1 September 2018

Sakura Tilda ...

I won the 'Pink' challenge in July over at Simply Magnolia and that gave me a wonderful Guest Design spot for September, yay!  

Simply Magnolia Challenges

So the challenge for Simply Magnolia is 'Butterflies' nice and easy me thinks.  So here in the UK we have had many months now with very little rain, especially here in the South East so I thought I need to a fan to help cool me down whilst crafting.

So I have used Sakura Tilda (sorry she is an old girl so I cannot find a current link for her) and also
the Sakura Lantern dies from Magnolia/Doohickey.  Bamboo is from the Doohickey Box Vol 4 Le Jardin.  Papers are from Nitwits, hand stitched, tassles are again from a Doohickey Box this time Vol 5 Celebration, fan several layers cut on my Silhouette Cameo. Coloured with Promarkers, the butterflies are cut using the free dies from Die Cutting Essentials Issue 37 still available at Cutting Edge Crafts HERE

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything Goes/Pastel Colours (I Won)!

So do come & play along at SIMPLY MAGNOLIA for our 'Butterfly' Challenge for a chance
to be their next Guest Designer.  Happy crafting love

Tuesday 21 August 2018

Hope your birthday is as ...

CAS using the gorgeous MFT Magical Unicorns along with my new crafty toy, a Go Press & Foil machine, yay, love it.  I have used a Craft Stash own brand hot foil sentiment with rose gold foil from Couture Creations Seaside & Me Collection.  Just thought the sentiment was perfect for these gorgeous unicorns.  Loving the results but still working on using embossing folders, trial & error so watch this space.  So as I say, CAS, hand stitched and coloured with Promarkers.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
Passion for Promarkers - Happy Birthday (I Won Top 5)!

Thanks for popping by once again today love

Friday 17 August 2018

Birthday Wishes especially for you ...

I have been playing about on my Silhouette Cameo after finding inspiration on Pinterest, specifically MFT Pop Up Die-namics which was released a few years ago, must have missed it!
So I have cut out all the colours of the rainbow and white for the top with the 'Birthday Wishes' and
stuck them together.  I have used stamps from the MFT Snuggle Bunnies set and MFT Adorable Elephants, A couple of clouds & some glossy accents to finish.  Coloured with Promarkers.

A view from the top to get the rainbow colours, loved making this.

See you again soon, love

Wednesday 11 July 2018


Today I would like to share a milk carton birthday gift box and also a brand new, not yet named Tilda, isn't she adorable?

So lots of goodies including many many dies from the Doohickey Boxes (hearts/tassels/lace border/sweet pea/speech bubble/doily/star/balloon/tab/frame/star/honeycomb & bunting) also from Magnolia, coloured with Promarkers. Initial carton cut out on my Silhouette.  Garden twine, papers, organza ribbon, postcard stamp, pearls, gems, variety of flowersbull dog clipGesso & lace.  The sentiment is from Mama Elephant but all the rest is Magnolia.

And finally the back view, really pleased with this one and no hand stitching in sight, wasn't I good, ha, ha.  Take care see you again soon, thanks for popping by.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges -
All About Magolia - Anything but a Card (I Won Top 5)!
Magnolia-Licious - Anything Goes (I Won)!
Magnolia Forever - Summer (I Won Top 3)!
Simply Magnolia - Pink (I Won)!

Wednesday 13 June 2018

Whats Kraken?

Today I have a card using the Lawn Fawn Lovable Legends, only recently discovered Seven Hills Crafts who stock many American stamps so I filled my basket, obviously. Tim Holtz distress oxide background, hand stitched and glazed.  Cutting on my Silhouette, coloured with Promarkers.  This one glows in the dark, bubbles & the Kraken itself.  The tab is from the 'Lights Out' stamp set again from Lawn Fawn.  The embossing folder  is titled 'Pop Dotty' from Sara Davies Signature Collection, just for men.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
Passion for Promarkers - Make it Manly (I Won Top 5)!

Tuesday 22 May 2018

Lovable Legends ...

I have been playing with the Lawn Fawn Loveable Legends stamp set along the their new Glow in the Dark embossing powder, unfortunately taking a photograph did not go well but if you see the 'big foot' prints on the Kraft card you can imagine how they look in the dark!
I have also been playing with the Tim Holtz Distress Oxides, great fun but I think I need a little more practice.  Coloured the lovely Kraken, Big Foot & Nessy using Promarkers, matting and layering cut on my Silhouette Cameo, a couple of clear dew drops, hand stitched, glazed & the little 'glow' tab is from Lawn Fawn also, stamp set called Lights Out.

Thanks for popping by, plenty of new goodies to play with so I hope it won't be long!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges -
Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Science Fiction (I Won Top 3)!
Lawnfawnatics Challenge - Mood Board (I was Featured)!

Sunday 22 April 2018


Look at these fellas, love the expressions, which one are you ha ha?
So a clean and simple card,  Stamping Bella Gnomes & sentiment included, papers, coloured with Promarkers & Nuitop on Neenah card, white highlights, hand stitched and some gems to finish.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
Stamping Bella - Gnomes Spotlight (I was Spotted)!

Friday 20 April 2018

Sorry you're feeling green ...

Oh I loooove these little fellas, love all MFT in fact, so much fun.  This card is interactive, just pull the tab at the top and he will jump up!  Great sentiments included in this set too, settled with 'sorry you're feeling green, heat embossed and raised with pads.  
Lily cut on my Silhouette, papers, hand stitched, Promarkers and some clear dew drops to finish. 

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

Sunday 15 April 2018

CONGRATS paint the town red ...

Have you seen the new Magnolia; Fixer Upper Collection 2018, includes Tilda Wall Painting, paint stripe, wood Doohickeypaint brush Doohickey, super cute.  I have had a little play and created a gift box card which contains some goodies for a special someone!


Fully loaded, hand stitched, coloured with Promarkers, Glossy Accents, Congrats die, Safmat, flowers, heart Doohickey (Vol 3/Oh La La), leaves Doohickey (Vol 16/Fall in Love), ladder Doohickey (Vol 16/Fall in Love), Antique Lace Doohickey, Doily Doohickey (Vol 14/Afternoon Tea), paint splatter, cheesecloth, button, distress ink, tape measure ribbon, Kraft.  The papers are from Nitwit Collections and the rolls of wall paper are made up from the same collection.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
Passion for Promarkers - Blooming Days (I Won Top 5)!
See you again soon

Saturday 31 March 2018

hope your birthday is a ...

So pleased with these, love these stamps, so many elements. I have lots of new goodies and this is just the beginning.  So Lawn Fawn Year Seven Stamps, paper from Nitwit Collections, coloured with Promarkers, hand stitched and a couple of gems to finish.  I have made them as sliders, so one penny on the inside just for the weight, I don't want them to spin as you would expect and then foam tape for spacing.  

I would like to enter these into the following challenge -
Passion for Promarkers - Gingham/Plaids (I Won Top 5)!

Tuesday 13 February 2018

Gnome-body loves you ...

I have a shaker frame card today (I think that is what it is called anyways)!  So cut the frame and front cover on my Silhouette, stamped the gorgeous Lovey Gnomes from Stamping Bella, coloured with Promarkers, you can't see it but the shaker has pink & red heart confetti and some lush sparkle gems.  Squiggly hand stitch for a change, pearls, some dies from a couple of the Doohickey Club kits, green card cut to look like grass, covered in the lovely green ribbon, heart charm to finish.

The inside has the sentiment included in the Lovey Gnomes; gnome-body loves you the way I love you.  I have cut a spiral pop up heart from the Silhouette Design Store.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges -
Wednesday Creative Inspiration Challenge - Love is in the Air
(I Won)!
Passion for Promarkers - Add an Embellishment (I Won Top 5)!

Bye for today followers, love

Thursday 8 February 2018

Happy Birthday to ewe! ...

I was lucky enough to win some digi stamps of my choice over at Bugaboo Stamps and I could
not resist this little fella among others, lucky me!
I decided to layer him up and add some bunting and of course hand stitched, I just love him.
Coloured with Promarkers & Nitwit paper.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
Bugaboo Catch the Bug Challenge - Anything Goes (I Won 2nd Place)!

Thursday 18 January 2018

YOU ARE Magical ...

Another watercolor background for you. still need more practice & I think more patience ha ha.  This stamp is called 'A Fish Kisses Tilda' from the 'You're invited' Collection just released which was part of the Christmas Advent 2017 Box which I was very lucky Father Christmas sent to me.  I have coloured her with Promarkers, cut some weed and vellum waves on my Silhouette, sequins, sentiment and some glossy accents & of course hand stitching to finish.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia - Anything Goes (I Won Top 3)!
All About Magnolia - Anything Goes (I Won Top 5)!

Thanks so very much ...

Well I have been playing with water colour backgrounds, most didn't make the grade but a couple I was kinda pleased with, including this one.  More practice me thinks, something a bit different from my norm.  I have used the gorgeous stamp set titled;  Stinkin Cute from Lawn Fawn which includes the skunk, flower & heart among other little bits & bobs, so much fun, along with the Scripty Thanks also from Lawn Fawn which I have layered up several times for the depth.   Vellum, sequins, gem for the centre of the flower, hand stitched to finish.  Of course coloured with Promarkers.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges -
I Love Promarkers - Thank You (I Won Top 3)!
Passion for Promarkers - Something New (I Won Top 5)!