Friday, 30 December 2011

Magnolia Calendar

Morning all

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and relaxed a little. I was soo busy with the run up to Christmas buying last minute presents and I did not get time to take photos of all my cards to post. I must get more organised.

I have been busy making 2012 Calendars for some special orders, so I thought I would make sure I took a photo and post one of them. I have to get the others finsihed for tomorrow, but before I do I will go and look at some of your recent creations.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Die Cut Dreams - Challenge 104 
Top Tips Tuesday - Anything Goes 
Stampin for the weekend = challenge 23 Anything goes

Items used:

  • Magnolia Stamp
  • Papers - Papermania 
  • Lace - Wild Orchid
  • Pearl Trim - Dunelm 
  • Flowers - Hanmade - Marianne Creatables and Papermania 
  • Copics and prisma pencils 

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Winifred Sugar Nellie

Morning all

Well the weather is certainly getting very cold its time for the winter boots and big thick jumpers. I have finally got round to using the new sugar nellie digi images.

This little sweetie  is going into the following challenges:

Wild Orchid - Easel Card


Items used: 

Magnolia backing papers
Ribbon from stash
Copics and prismas
Sentiment (cannot remember sorry)

Sunday, 4 December 2011


Hi all

Another Christams card from me today, one of my favourites from LOTV new release. This is just a quickie today as I have been making a big order of book cards which I need to finish for next weekend. I will post them when completed.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

One Stop Craft Challenge- Let it Snow 
2 Sisters challenge 68 Punches or Dies 
Totally Papercrafts - Let it Snow 

Items used

Pearl drops for the snow 
Martha Stewart Holly Punch 
Summer Driggs Papers
Marainne Creatable Pointsetta Die 
Parchment Paper ( Freebie)

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Christmas is coming

Morning all

I can't believe it's so close to Christmas! I am just not organised at all for it. I need to get myself into action and start thinking about what to buy people. If nothing else is prepared I have made enough cards here is one of my favourites. I just love this image.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

The Crafty Pad - Festive Cheer
Pollycraft -Christmas Fun

Items used:

Papermania backing papers
Nellie Snellen Punch 
Ribbon from stash 
Martha Stewart punch 

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Twos Company

Morning Friends

I cannot believe that I have left it so long again without positng one of my creations, I have been so busy at work, but still try and get a quick look at what you have all created.

this little beauty is one of the new stamps that I purchased some time back but it dd not get anywhere near the ink until recently.

Anyway I am off now to have a look at what you have all being doing.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

My Time to Craft - Take Two 
Cupcakle - Twos Company 
Just Magnolia - Ribbons

Items used:

Magnolia Twins stamp
Tilda Papers
Whimsey Stamp  
Raffia Ribbon - Bunny Zoe 
Pink Ribbon and Ribbon Flower - Wild Orchid 

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Positively Pampered

Evening all

I have had a play with my new stash today and  used one of the new LOTV stamps that will be launched shortly. I was soo lucky to be able to get them at the NEC yesterday before the launch on the 10th November

I have so much more new stash that I have to use that I cannot wait to get my hands on.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge:

LOTV 119 - bright and sparkly 

Items used:

LOTV Stamp
Papers from stash 
Ribbon from Stash 
Flowers and brads - Wild Orchid 
Wooden Ebellishment - Crafts u love 

New Stash

Morning all

I have been finding it difficult to find time recently to photograph all my cards and post them. I must get myself organised better.

I did find time yesterday to go to the NEC and buy some fantastic goodies, which I am determined to play with today.

Have a great day!

Sunday, 23 October 2011


Evening all

I hope you have not forgot me out there. Whilst I have not been able to craft and post I have been keeping up to date with all your creations but not been able to leave any comments. I was so busy the last two weeks before my holiday and just did not get time to craft. My holiday to Cyprus was great and although it was only a week ago since I got back it feels like months.

Anyway today I had to get a card done quick as a last minute order. I got up really early to try and get the crafting juices moving and sorted through all my new digi papers and other bits I had not had chance to look at. I eventually got it together and was very pleased with the end result.

Items used:

Sugar Nellie - Hope digi image
Brazzil Kraft card - Bunny Zoe
Flowers and Ribbon - Wild Orchid 
Charm - Bunny Zoe 
Swirl - Doo Hickory
Sentiment - Home made
Pearls - Stash

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Christmas Shopping

Morning all

Well what terrible weather, and today its going to rain. Anyway it just a quick one that I made last night but did not get chance to put in on. I have used my favourite image, however to save time I used one of the cute squares - I am just loving these for quickness and its my fav image.

Have to dash to work now.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Paperpley - Punches and Dies
LOTV - Red Green and White

items used:

Papermania Papers 
Marianne Creatables Star Die
Sentiment from Stash
 Simply Ribbons - Ribbon

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Back to school

Evening bloggers

Well its been a lovely day today, how can the weather just keep changing so dramatically. Anyway I need to dash so I can carry on sorting out my new IPOD.

I would like to enter this card into teh follwoing challenges:

Allsorts - Back To School 
Creative Cardcrew - Anything Goes 

Items used:

Mo Manning Digi Image 
Papers  from stash 
Dovecraft star punch
Copics and Prisma pencils

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Tilda in Pink

Evening all

Well I have had a lovely long weekend again its been nice spending time doing different things, but the weather has been terrible its like winter has arrived all of a sudden.

Todays card is another order and its a Tilda inside out card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Just magnolia -Bingo (Gem Flower, Ribbon and Lace)
Shabby Tearoom -Birthstones (rose)
Truly Scrumptious -Rocked up Pink

Items used:

Tilda stamp
Pearls - The Hobbyhouse 
Ribbon from Stash
Papers - Tilda
Tag - Doo Hickory 
Flower - Made by me using scalloped punch 
Jewels from stash 
Copics and prisma pencils

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Shooting Stars

Evening all

I have been so busy at work again, I ahve not had time to catch up on any crafting and I have lots of orders to do, so I must get cracking. Here is one I made yesterday and its a mans card for a change.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Cards for men - Anything goes
Papertake - Dies to die for
Papercutz - Wish upon a star
Colour Create -Red Cream and White 

Items used:

LOTV Cute Square
Papers - from statsh (cant remember what they are)
UTEE for embossing the stars
Sentiment from stash

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Princess Tilda

Evening all

Well I am off for 2 days next week and have lots of interesting things planned, including crafting:-)

Here is my card for today, well I made it last night but is was too tried to do the pictures and load it.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Totally Tilda - Fit for a princess 
Tuesday Throwdown - Birthday
Anything Goes - Happy Birthday
Spoonful of Sugar - Happy Birthday
Truly Scrumptious - Lace it Up 

Items used:

Tilda Princess Stamp
Tilda backing papers
Ribbon - Simply Ribbons
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Lace - Wild Orchid
Martha Stewart punch
Sentiment - LOTV
Copics and Prisma pencils
EK Success Scalloped punch

Wednesday, 10 August 2011


Evening all

Well the weekend is getting closer and I cant wait - I only have 2 days off next week, but I am looking forward to the break.

For todays card I have used one of the Kenny K images and linked it up with some very Summer papers as well as making my own flower embellishments

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Totally Papercrafts - Holidays 
Basic Grey - Sizzling Summer 
Kenny K - Fun in the Sun

Items used:

Papermania Papers
EK success scalloped punch for flowers
Sentiment - LOTV

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Tilda In the Garden

Evening all

Well the weather has not been too good here. I hope it gets better by the weekend as I have a couple of days holiday next week, but if it is bad I can allways do some crafting:-)

Todays card is a Tilda card with one of the new stamps that I purchased a while back but have not had time to use yet.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge:

2 Sisters 

Items used:

Tilda in the garden and stonepath stamp
Papermania papers
EK Success flower punch
Brads - Hobbyhouse 
Rafia Ribbon from stash
Martha Stewart border punch
Sentiment - LOTV

Monday, 8 August 2011

Jelly Pip

Evening all

Well here is one of my first cards using my new stash. I brought the Pip stamps as soon as they came out, but I had so much other stash that I had not used that I did not get round to using them. Now I have used it, it has to be one ofmy fav stamps.

It looks like it's about to rain here and I have that feeling that we are about to have a storm.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Alphabet challenge

Items used

Papermania papers
Copics and prisma pencils
Ribbon from stash
Sentiment- Craftwork cards
Flowers-Wild Orchid
Jewel from stash

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Dressing the Christmas tree

Evening all

Well today I went out spending again and brought some new this space.

I am still trying to use all the other stash I have brought, but could not resist today.

Todays card is another Christmas card using one of the LOTV stamps.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Christmas in August
MAWTT - Dont be square
Paperplay - Xmas in August

Items used:

Grand Neastabilities Scalloped
Papermania papers
Nellie Snellen flower punch
Bows from stash
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Copics and Prismas
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards 

Monday, 1 August 2011

Xmas in July

Evening all

Well how excited I am - I discovered last night that I had won the Kenny K challange - I just love their images.

Anyway onto todays card, which is a Christmas card using one of the new LOTV stamps - I brought nearly all of them so I was spolit for choice.

I would like to enter this into the following challeneges:

I love Pro-markers - Anything goes 
Fussy and Fancy - Christmas in July
Allsorts challenge 114 - Free and easy 


Items used: 

Papers - Summertime Designs 
Pointsetta - Marinanne Creatables 
Brad- Hobbyhouse  
Martha Stewart Snowflake punch
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Pro-markers, Copics and Prisma Pencils

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Pocket Card

Morning all

Well I cant believe that I have left it so long again - I am just so busy with work back travelling again now I am fully recovered,

Anyway I felt the need to make a different kind of card, so I went for this one. This is alos my favourite image.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Kenny K 
Top Tips Tuesday challenge 44
Anything Goes challenge 46 Flowers 
Stamptacular Hot pockets 


Items used 

Tilda papers
Jewels from stash
Pearls from stash 
Copics and prisma pencils

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Its been too long

Hi All

I cannot believe that its been over 2 weeks since I posted a card  - what have I been doing...............I got into making my own flowers with my new Mcgill flower punches and making embellishments from paper napkins after visiting the party shop for my Mums birthday and saw all the lovely napkins you could get. You just mount it round white mounting board and paint it with matt decoupage paste and its looks so much like fabric.

I also purchased some wonderful paper dollies and they were so cheap 250 for £1.29 - watch our for them soon as it will not be long before I use them, although I have to use my new die cut borders first.

Here are some samples:

Both the flowers are made with Mcgill flower punches

The embellishments are made from paper Napkins