Thursday, 27 December 2012

Welcome Back ....

Cant believe it's been nearly five months since I've blogged, such a lot going on, even my blog layout has completely changed... but I'm back, and will promise to blog every week !!

For the final card of the year, was commissioned for a first Christmas card for baby Jack, I have used some lovely Martha Stewart Christmas papers, and Lili Of The Valley little dogs.....

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

LOTV - Something New
Joanna Sheen - With Love At Christmas
Charisma Girls - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

This little easel card is for my daughter's friend Jenna, who is 8 next weekend.  I have kept it to the colour scheme, Red/White & Blue as they have obviously being doing alot of British themes this year, including the Olympic Touch that came through Bedfordshire yesterday.  I have used my favourite image 'Daisy' from Elisabeth Bell.  To make the card I have used my new large cutting dies from Stampin Up, which is great for this card shape, 

Daisy- Elisabeth Bell
Stickles Glitter
American Crafts - Colour Of Memories
Dies Used:-
Stampin Up - Border Punch
Stampin Up - Butterflies Die
Bakers Twine

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Elisabeth Bell - Red/White/Blue
Sparkles - Summer Fun
Fussy & Fancy - Fancy Folds
Divas By Design Red/White/Blue
Raise The Bar - Red/White/Blue
Allsorts Challenge - Red/White/Blue

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Top 5 at Passion for Promarkers

Feeling chuffed today came 'Top 5' with Passion For Promarkers' challenge 154, will wear my blinkie with pride.  Also one some beautiful ribbon from Crafty Ribbons Challenge from last weeks challenge.
I am a happy girl today :)

Monday, 25 June 2012

No rain today.......

Can you believe we have actually gone a whole day with no rain !!, and by all accounts the weather is looking good for the rest of the week, perhaps summer has finally arrived in the UK !!

For this card I have used the lovely 'Country Ride' rubber stamp designed by Elisabeth Bell.  After colouring the image I have die cut the circle, then distressed before taking it out of the spellbinder, leaving a clear line .

Rubber Stamp - Elisabeth Bell
Stampin Up Sentiment
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Stickles Glitter
Card stock
Trimcraft - Summer Breeze
Dies Used:
Vine Sizzix Emboss Folder
Cheery Lynn Leaf
Heart Brads

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Ephine House - Distressing/Paper Tearing
Passion for Promarker - Glitter & Pastels
The Paper Shelter - The great outdoors

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Just love this baby image from Sugar Nellie's Simply Adorable Range. So versatile as it can be used as baby boy or girl, depending on colour choice obviously.

Sugar Nellie - Digital Download
Nana's Nursery Papers

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Sugar Bowl - Theme - One for the boys
Dream valley - For that special Guy
The Pink Elephant - Masculine
Charismacards - Male Cards
Card Crafters Circle - Sentiments

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

The sun is finally shinning today, but not for long !!  I have meaning to put together this little Sarah Kay triple oval card for a while, and just love the finished result. Next job to make a little box to fit it in !!

Sarah Kay Download-Colouring Pages
Stickles Diamond
White Card Stock
Trimcraft - Dreamcatcher
Dies Used:-
Spellbinders - Ovals
Marianne Flower Die
Magnolia Swirl Die
Stampin Up Butterfly Die
Purple Feather
Rhinestone Gems
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:-
Craft Your Days Away - Bingo - Flower/Ribbon/Gems
My Heart Pieces - Flower
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Butterflies & Bows
Trulymadlycrafty - Monochrome
Yourscraphouse - Bingo- Swirls/Flower/Ribbon
Cardcrafterscircle - One Colour You Say ?

Friday, 8 June 2012

Had a fab time in Benidorm, on my friends hen do, weather was so hot 38 degrees, can't believe we have come back to gale force winds in June !!  Don't think I will be topping up the tan this weekend :(

Straight home, and straight back to crafting !! This month on Elisabeth Bell Blog is a sketch challenge, I hope I have done it justice, think my head has been pickled by too much Sangria !!

Rubber Stamp - Daisy by Elisabeth Bell
Card base - Craftwork Cards
Trimcraft - Isabelle Range
Sentiment Greeting - Little Claires
Dies used:
Gem Brads

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges:-
Elisabeth Bells - Sketch Challenge
Dies to Die For  - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Favourite Stamp
I love Promarkers - For A Little Girl

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Something a little different from me today, no colouring !!  But just love the design and colour of these vintage shoes - Something simple, but very effective.  Off to sunny Benidorm in the morning, for my mates hen do,  so will be back blogging in when I have recovered :)

Craft Download - Printable Heaven
Pearlised Card

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:-
Joanna Sheen - Remember When
Crazy Challenge - Childhood Memories
Polka Doodle - Edged Border

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Feel like I have been slacking, not putting anything on my blog for a couple of weeks, but have been busy making wedding invites !! Here is a little tag card I have managed to squeeze in !!

Digital Stamp - Wee Stamps (Spring Bringer)
Flower Soft
Tim Holt Distress Ink
Little Claires tag Cards
Dies Used:-
Stampin Up - Butterfly Die
Purple Gems

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:-
Emmas Cards UK - Monochrome
I love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Passion for Promarkers - Inspiration Photo
CES Challenges - Anything Goes

Friday, 4 May 2012

Top 3 Winner at Card Crafters Circle

What a lovely surprise to win Top 3 winner at Card Crafters Circle this week for their challenge Pearls and Lace, very honoured, thankyou will wear my badge with pride.

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Another wet and windy day, the sunshine must be coming soon, surely ?? -  To cheer myself up, a nice afternoon card making, everybody out so enjoying the peace !!  This card is made to enter the GDT call over at Digi Bells, I have used the lovely 'Little Rapunzel' digi by Elisabeth Bell,

Digital Stamp - Elisabeth Bell
Card - Craftwork Card Stock
First Edition Summer Breeze Paper
Dies Used:
Magnolia Swirl
White Lace
White Pearls
Heart Ribbon
Clear Diamond Pin
Vintage Bronze Butterflies Charm

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

Craft Your Passion - Die Cuts
Wiff Of Joy - Bingo - Lace/Pearls/Charm
Digi Bells  - GDT Call Ribbon /Lace
One stitch at a time - Anything Goes
Card Crafters Circle - Pearls and Lace
Polka Doodle - Shabby Chic/Vintage

Friday, 27 April 2012

Elisabeth Bell Blog Winner

As followers of my blog will know I won Elisabeth bell challenge, and as a special guest designer for this month I was asked to make a design for this months challenge 'Spring Is In The Air'.  It was such a honour to be chosen, so I thought I would do something different than a card, so went with the idea of a door hanger.  Using my Daisy Stamp, coloured with promarkers, I distressed the edges of the wood, then added Isabelle papers from Trimcraft, and added lots of embellishments, flowers, ribbons, gems & pearls.   I was pleased with results, and my daughter Ellie loved it, so hanging with pride of place on her door x

I would like to enter this piece in to the following challenges:-
Elisabeth Bell - Spring is in the air
Deep Ocean Challnge - 24 Punches/Dies
Tuesday Throwdown - Use Some Sparkle
Passion For Promarkers - 146 Theme - Cut It Out
Joanna Sheen - Someone Special
I love Promarkers - Flower Power

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Aw peace at last, the kids are back at school, time for some serious card making, and catching up on all the blogs :)
I did manage to make a shaker card, with the help of my daughter Ellie,  I have used the Daisy stamp from Elisabeth Bell, coloured with promarkers, in pinks and greys.  The papers are from papermania, and are some of my all time favourite papers black & pinks.  Adding some pink balls into the shaker card dome, and a sentiment.

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

Elphine House - Spring
BnWChallenges - Spring Is In The Air
Paper Sundaes - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Texting Boy

I was commissioned to make a young teens birthday card, which for a boy I find quite hard, but I found the perfect solution with this great Mo Manning image.  Coloured with promarkers, random papers, and simply embellished with buttons and twine.  The lady who's nephew this was for was thrilled, and thought it had a great resemblance to him !!

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

DP2 Challenge - Photo Inspiration
Cards For men - The Great Outdoors
CES Challenge - No Girls Allowed
Karens Doodles - Make It For A Male
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Guest Designer at Emma's Cards UK

I was asked to be guest designer at Emma's Cards UK which was a great honour, the theme for this months challenge, is the yummy 'CHOCOLATE'    The card/project must have a connection with chocolate, either by colour or actual chocolate itself.    Please check our the fab DT cards at Emma's Cards, and enter for your chance to win a fab voucher from 'Crafters Companion'

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

Emmas Cards - Chocolate
Divas By Design - Stamp Something

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Great News:- I won at Elisabeth Bell's World

Just had the really exciting news that my card came top in Elisabeth Bells World blogspot challenge this month.  So privileged as Elisabeth is my favourite designer, and feel especially honoured to be there special guest in next month challenge.

I will wear my blinkie with pride Xxx

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

What a beautiful day, seems to good to be true for March, does that mean we are are going to have a rubbish summer ?!?

The card I am blogging today, is another great image from Elisabeth Bell, called 'Little Best Friends', my daughter Ellie is giving it to one of her best buddies who's birthday it is at the weekend.  The image has been coloured with Promarkers, and distressed to make the blue sky effect.  The papers which are absolutely gorgeous  are from Western Romance & All About Me range.  I just love the sentiment which is from Stampin Up, along with my beautiful die cut butterflies.

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

Elphine House - Rain Or Shine
Belles N Whistles - Use Butterflies
Little Darlings Challenge - Colours Of Spring
Digi Bells - March release

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Top 3 At Little Claires

So excited just won top 3 at Little Claires challenge 18 'Romance' - Will wear my blinkie with pride Xx
So sorry have blogged recently, unfortunately my poor grandad had a heart attack last week, at 95 there is not alot they can do for him, but keep him comfortable, so card making have to take second place for a while. I have managed to make this little card, using the new lace die from Nellie Snellen, you cut the frame then which has slots in, and carefully attach the flower die cuts through them.  My daisy image by Elisabeth Bell has been watercoloured, and attached under the frame.  All the flowers are handmade and coloured using distress inks, and embellished with pearls.

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

Elphine House - Pearls and Lace
Shellys Images - Anything Goes
The Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - For the girls
Digi Bell Blog - March Digi Release

Thursday, 8 March 2012

The weather seems a little bit warmer today, lets hope there is some sunshine just around the corner :)
Having met the owners of 'Little Claire's' at a recent craft fair, I am just loving there beautiful stamps and die cut images.  There latest challenge, is Romance, and these cute characters are adorable, don't you agree ?  Another aperature card, using stipey backing paper from S.E.I., my butterfly die from Stampin Up and simply embellished with ribbon, a heart charm, gems and the Love sentiment. Sooo cute....

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

Littlle Claire's - Romance
Polkadoodles - Stripes
Emmas Cards UK - Stripes
Divas By Design - Favourite Things

Monday, 5 March 2012

Loving this new image by Elisabeth Bell called 'Click' which can be found here.   I think this is a great image for spring, that hopefully is just round the corner !!  I have coloured the image with promarkers in shades of blues & greens, and drawn by hand faux stitches. The backing paper is by Prima.  Added plenty of lace, swirls and pearls, and my beautiful butterfly embossing die from Stampin Up.

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

Elisabeth Bell's World - Stitching & Swirls
Crafts and Me - Pretty in Lace
Joanna Sheen - Spring/Easter
Allsorts- Spread Your Wings
Delightful Challenges - Spring Colours

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Having a good day today, just been chosen by Emma at Emmas Cards UK, to be a guest designer on next month's challenge, so better get my thinking cap on.  Will wear my badge with pride.

Two awards in one day, what a honour.........

Leibster Award

I have been honoured with a Blog award!!!
Sharon at Sharons Crafty Cards has kindly awarded me the Liebster award.   Thank you so much Sharon I am so honoured that you chose me.

The LIEBSTER BLOG AWARD is used to show appreciation of smaller blogs (under 200 followers) and to help spread readership and joy. It comes from the German meaning Dearest or Beloved, but can also mean Favourite. As part of the tradition, the award is to be passed along to five other blogs that have motivated and inspired me.

The other rules are:
The blogs I choose must have less than 200 followers.
I must comment on their blog, so that they know about it.
I must link back to the person who gave me the award and thank them, and post the award on my blog.
These are the five inspiring people that I would like to give this award to:

Josie at Josies Cards
Christine at My Crafting Heaven


Monday, 27 February 2012

For my latest card I have made a aperture with my spellbinder die, the paper are from Serif 'Picnic In The Park' stack.  I have used my Elisabeth Bell stamp, and coloured with promarkers.  Used floral ribbon inside the card, and punched flowers, from the coordinating paper range. The flourish & leaf die is my fav Magnolia Tilda.  Embellished with a few gems, and Stampin up sentiment.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Elphine House - Its a boy thing
I love Promarkers - Time (Springtime)
Crafts and me - Shades of Spring
Craft Bloggers - Spring Time
Allsorts Challnge - Its your choice
One stitch at a time - Easter/Spring
Panpastel UK - Use A ribbon

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Feeling a bit poorly at mo, actually feels like a pair of golf balls have got stuck in my throat :( - I am sure a packed afternoon of cardmaking will take my mind off them !!

I have made this card for my friends wedding later on in the year, and was really pleased with the way it has turned out. I have used a 12"x6" card base in blue, but the actual card front is 5" leaving a 1" folded border, with a ribbon inserted through.  Using my Cherish stamp, then heat embossed in silver.  The flower was punched in vellum, and inked at edges, with a beautiful gem embellishment in the centre.  Thinking I will be trying it in a few other colours, to see the results.

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

Emmas Cards UK - Shades of Blue
Crafters Companion  - Anything Goes
Make it Monday  - Anything Goes
One Stitch at a time - Digi or not
All sorts challenge  - Anything Goes
Drunken Stamper - Texture

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Feeling very cold today, looking forward to the 17 degrees that they predict for tomorrow !!

After visting Stamperama last weekend, one of my favourites sellers was Crafts and Me.  I had never seen there artwork before and just fell in love....  My latest card features 'Aliah' which I purchased from their shop, coloured with spring blues and greens Promarkers.  The floral card stock was from my local craft shop, and has been embellished with swirls, pearls and die cut butterflies.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Crafts and Me - Shades Of Spring
Pennys Paper Crafts - Anything Goes
Secret Crafter - Swirls, Flowers, Pearls
Polka Doodle - Recipe
Cards Galore - Butterflies

Saturday, 18 February 2012

This is the lastest digi that I have purchased from Teddy Bo, they have some fantastic new products coming up, can't wait till pay day !!  The bears have been coloured with promarkers, have again used my wonderful heart doily from Cheery Lynne, the backing paper from the new Trimcraft range.

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

Teddy Bo - Love is in the air
Crafting for all seasons - Love is in the air
Crafting when we can - Valentin/Love
Fab n Funky - Try something new

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Black, Red & White

Another beautiful design by Mo Manning, this reminds me soo much of my daughter Ellie when she was younger, riding along with her wooden scooter, back pack on, only stopping to get petrol !!  The paper's are from stock, black/white dotted ribbon, coloured with promarkers & a  little ladybird embellishment to finish it off.

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

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Black, white Red all over
Mo's Digital Challenge - My Sentiment Exactly
stampsruschallenges - Anything Goes
Thesecretcraftersaturdaychallenge - Red, White, Black with texture
Annabellestamps - Red, Black White
Ilovepromarkers - Nature

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Firstly, so proud to wear the badge for top 3 winner from Crafts 4 eternity, this week I joined Crafty Bloggers Network on facebook, which I have really enjoyed looking at everybody blogs, so now spending far too much time on the computer !!

My latest card, is of course the beautiful 'Daisy' image by Elizabeth Bell, my favourite :) coloured with promarkers in shades of pink and blue.  I have used my Cheery Lynn Heart die, and Stampin'up sentiment.

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

Crafty Bloggers Network - 12 - Pink & Blue
Elphine House - Hearts
I love Promarkers - Love Is In The Air
My Mums Craft Shop - It must be love
Pennys Paper Challeneges - Love Is In The Air

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Love is......

It's coming upto Valentines day, I have been so busy making cards for everyone else, havent even started on one for my hubby !! (job for today :)

For this weeks challenge, I have made this card using the sketch from Crafts 4 eternity, the cute image is from Mo Manning, which I think is ideal for all dog lovers, the statement is sooo true.  I am also entering this card into my local craft shop, who are now running a monthly card competition, all cards are then passed on to a local charity for them to sell. Great Idea.

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

Crafts 4 eternity - Sketch - Recipe 57
Digi Doodle Shop Challenege - Love is in the air
Mo's Digital Challenge - Anything Goes

Thursday, 2 February 2012


Sooo excited & privileged to be featured on Joanna Sheen blog as 'Daily Talent Spot' today.  Thankyou

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Sooo cold this morning, think my hands have just about warmed up !!  Last night I managed to finish a little shaker card, with the fab image 'Penfriend' by Elizabeth Bell.  I used my new die cut from Cheery Lynn heart design on a card earlier, so I collected all the little hearts from the die, to use inside the shaker, waste not !!  Finished of with a heart doiley and sentiment.

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

Joanna Sheen - Love is in the air
Elphine House - Anything Goes
Elisabeth Bells World - Love, hearts, hearts and more hearts
Crafty Purple Frog Challenge - Valentines Day/Show us some Love
Crafts 4 eternity - Clean & Simple

Monday, 30 January 2012

I love this little girl image, and was comissioned to make a card for little girl with bunchies, so this digi was ideal, from Mo Manning.
Paper Piercing used on the bike and satchel, and coloured with promarkers, matching bunting used.

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Digi Doodle Shop  - Anything Goes
Mo's digital Challenege - All My Favourite Things
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes

Friday, 13 January 2012

Teddy Bo Challenge - Anything Goes

Woke up to the first frosty morning we have had this year, beautiful but very cold...

 The huggable 'Teddy Bo' is celebrating his first birthday, offering special discounts in store.  The challenge this week is 'Anything Goes'.  I made this card for my friends son, to celebrate the wedding of his mum & dad, sooo cute :)

Anything Goes @ Teddy Bo Challenge

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

We're going Vintage

What better way to start the new year and new challeneges, with my all time favourite image 'Daisy' from Elizabeth Bell.

I have followed Elphine Hose for a while online, and am loving their new challenges.

This is my entry for their challenge this week ' We're going Vintage'.

Welcome 2012

After being away for so long, my new year resolution was to re- blog.  With everything happening over the past six months cant believe how long since i've been on here !!

I will blog every week :)