Friday, 21 July 2017

1970's


Yes we have reached the 70's with this funky flare LOTV simply print card made fro Making Cards. I used a Go Kreate die for the card shape, MFT free spirit papers, LOTV teenage girl sentiment, MFT chevron die and enamel dots. I do love her hat and would wear that today. I love hats and always have a spare hat, scarf and gloves in the car as I do feel the cold. They have come in useful many times, not with our current weather of course.

Challenges
 Creative Inspirations anything goes 
The Ribbon Girl any image 
Noor! Design UK diecuts

Today's post is a very appropriate image and I shall tell you why tomorrow!

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Put your hat on


Yes I have another of the new LOTV stamps to share with you today. This is Christmas snowman, coloured with Copics of course. The papers are Craftwork Cards Christmas Post. I added some plasterer's scrim from B&Q and diecut Christmas trees. I used white Wink of Stella on the snow on the trees in the image and on the diecut trees and added Stickles to the snow on the ground.

Challenges
CCAYR anything Christmas goes 
The Ribbon Girl any image

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

1960's


So now we are up to the 60's with my second card made for Making Cards magazine. This is the simply print coloured image and I also bought the digi as I really want to colour here in black and white like the pop art dresses of the era. I have again used MFT free spirt papers, ribbons from Crafty Ribbons and a LOTV teenage girl sentiment, finishing with some doodling and enamel dots.

Challenges
 Creative Inspirations anything goes 
The Ribbon Girl any image 

My Mum is coming over today for coffee and to see the garden and then we will all be going out for lunch.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Chloe


I used my favourite Go Kreate frilly squares 10 die for my card which is one of the stretch your Easter stash cards made for Papercraft Essentials. This is actually Easter Chloe and she is carrying a basket of eggs. It shows how you can use seasonal images for other occasions by using just part of the image. She has been coloured with Copics, ribbon and buttons from Crafty Ribbons, sentiment is my much used one from the LOTV teenage girl set. The scalloped frame was made with an MFT die.

Challenges 
  Creative Inspirations anything goes 
The Ribbon Girl any image 

Monday, 17 July 2017

Robin Redbreast


Here's another of the 15 new stamps coming out later this month from LOTV. I coloured the image with Copics, adding clear Wink of Stella to the bauble. I added some clouds using a MFT cloud stencil and chalk. The papers are Dovecraft Winter Blooms and the ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons. I used Marianne poinsettia dies and Woodware holly punch.

Challenges 
Simon Says plaid The Ribbon Girl any image 
Stamping Sensations anything goes with flowers

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Gem


A customer at the hospital last month asked me to make her a pink easel card with a white Westie and this is what I made her. I added some soft cream shading on the dog as dogs aren't all pure white.
Image - Pink Gem - Gem in Love
Medium - Copics
Papers - Anna Marie Blissful Pink
Dies - MFT pierced rectangles, Doohickey lace edge
Sentiment - LOTV teenage girl
Punch - Fiskars flower
Velvet ribbon and pearls from stash

I tried a new technique which I saw on a site and it worked pretty well though it doesn't show all the colours very well on here. I used Dovecraft 3d pearl effects in various colours. I made lots of pearl drops on a piece of white card randomly using the different colours. I then put another piece of card and top and pressed them together, let it dry and then punched out the flowers. They are lovely and shimmery and I will be trying it again.

Challenges
Creative Inspirations anything goes 
In The Pink special occasion 
AYLI pearls or gems (pearls always for me. I love the soft sheen rather than the bling of gems.)

Saturday, 15 July 2017

1950's


This is one of the recent decades simply print images from LOTV and is one of a set of cards I made for Making Cards magazine. This is Capri Pants and she is teamed with MFT Free Spirit papers. I love these papers and have used so much of them I had to buy another. The sentiment is LOTV teenage girls digis and I used my Fiskars tag punch, pearl pen and added some doodling.

We are mainly at home this weekend. We want to do some gardening, some crafting, popping out for a bit of retail therapy to Hobbycraft, food shopping and a 2 4 1 breakfast at Bella Italia. We also have a new hobby, doing jigsaws, something I never thought would interest us but having started one at a friend's house we are now hooked. We pUt some music on, usually vinyl, and really enjoy working on a jigsaw together.We started one the other day, only 500 pieces and we want to finish it. We have bought a couple of new ones and some from charity shops, 500 or 1000 pieces. Enjoy your weekend whatever you are doing. 

Friday, 14 July 2017

LOTV Sneak Peek


If you are a regular follower you will know how much I love making Christmas cards and how much I love LOTV. If you are the same you are going to love the 15 new images launching later this month. They are so cute and I have more to show you over the next few days. This one is my favourite as I do love penguins and her is just soooooooo cute.

The image is called cosy penguin and I used Copics for colouring, How lucky to find the perfect sentiment in the Authentique Wintery papers. I used an old MS snowflake border punch, MFT pierced rectangle and Winter tree dies. I bought these trees recently and love the dinkie size of them. They will be getting a lot of use. I added some fun flock to the hat and used silver acrylic paint for a touch of sparkle.

Challenges
CCAYR anything Christmas goes 
Creative Inspirations anything goes 
The Paper Shelter dies and/or punches 
The Ribbon Girl a card 
Noor! Design UK diecuts

I am at the hospital shop with my cards and gifts today so hoping for a good day there.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

New DT



I was delighted to be asked by Debbie if I would like to join the monthly challenge DT at Paper Creator. I always love the cards that Pauline makes with their images and kits and am looking forward to sharing my makes with you.  Pauline is very good at decoupage and although I do a little decoupaging I tend to use the toppers just as one layer but adding layers of papers and embellishments so I hope I bring a different perspective to the team.

I love these little mouse on the moon images and used the toppers and sentiments from the ultimate kits which also contain papers, decoupage and lots more and are a bargain buy. I made two identical cards one for girls and one for boys.


The papers are MFT dots and stripes confection and I used a Lawn Fawn stitched circle die,  MFT basic borders die and a Memory Box baby die. I used clear Wink of Stella on the moons and added white Wink of Stella to the wooden stars. I also added some cheesecloth for extra softness.

Challenges

In The Pink special occasion 
Di's Digis layer it up 

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Bird plaque


I have a plaque to share with you today. I covered the MDF heart from MDF Craft Supplies with some vintage paper from LOTV. The lovely ribbons are from Crafty Ribbons, bird and birdhouse from Creative Embellishments, burlap flowers from Poundland and the other flowers with buttons from Michaels in Florida.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

On the farm


You may not have seen this image before but it is a new LOTV precoloured simply print by a new artist to LOTV. There is also a Noah's Ark one and I just had to buy them both. This is my second inspiration card for the LOTV Facebook challenge feature a creature. I thought they were such fun images and different to anything else I have. I teamed it with Lilybee Autumn Spice papers, Whimsy fence and Marianne and Robert Addams bird dies.  I hope you will come and join in the challenge for the chance to win LOTV prizes.

Challenges
Simon Says Summer sunshine 

Monday, 10 July 2017

More foamarin flowers


I need more stock of plaques especially this size, which is 150mm so I have ben playing with the foamarin again. I bought a new set of gerbera flower dies from Printable Heaven and they cut beautifully and I really like the flowers they make. I used a Marianne poinsettia die for the leaves.


The purple one curled better than the pink one for some reason. I used pearl brads in the centre of the large flowers and glossy accents and seed beads in the small ones. 

The script stamp is Inkylicious. I coloured the wooden hearts with Copics and then white Wink of Stella for sparkle. The feathers were made with Doohickey dies, the cabuchons were in my stash and the other embellishment is from The Works.

Challenges
Noor! Design UK diecuts 
Dies R Us layers

Sunday, 9 July 2017

By the sea


I saw this beach hut die advertised on Facebook from a company called Printable Heaven. I love beach huts and as I just bought this MFT sunray stencil I decided to buy the die, plus a few other things, and make a beach scene. The seagull dies come with the beach hut, which as you can see has an opening door so I added some nautical paper inside. I used DIs on the stencil and added some torn Cor'dinations. The  Joanna Sheen deckchair die was the perfect finishing touch.

Challenges
Noor! Design UK use diecuts
Simon Says Summer sunshine
The Ribbon Girl a card

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Snow is falling


Our new challenge at A Gem of a Challenge is animals. I had this cute Pink Gem precoloured digi all ready printed out so it's another Christmas card today. The papers are Lawn Fawn, ribbon from Crafty Ribbons, Memory Box stitched snowflakes and I added pearl drops, Stickles and pearls.

Challenges
CCAYR anything Christmas goes 
The Ribbon Girl a card 
AYLI favourite way to use ribbon (Wrapped round the card. I love using sentiment ribbon too.) 
The Paper Shelter going digital

It's a real 60's week for us this week. After our musical time at Liverpool with all things Beatle we are off out tonight with friends for a meal and then to the theatre to see The Small Faces - The Mod Musical.  Our friends have just returned from holiday too so we have lots to catch up on.

Friday, 7 July 2017

New papers


I wanted some new Christmas papers for some magazine work and was pleased to find these new First Edition ones in Hobbycraft. Whilst I was using them I thought I might as well make another Christmas card for the pile.
Image - Penny Black
Medium - Copics
Papers - First Edition Merry Little Christmas
Dies - MFT scalloped frame, Frantic Stampers and mystery tree dies, Tim Holtz sentiment
Other - ribbon, Stickles, pearl drops

Challenges
Noor! Design UK diecuts 
CCAYR anything Christmas goes 
As you Like it favourite way to use ribbon (I use a lot of ribbon but laying it across the card secured underneath is my favourite way on cards) 

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Candy winner

Thanks to everyone who entered my candy. The winner of the sweet fairy stamp is


If that is your number please contact me with your address. Congratulations.



In the meadow


Yes it's another stretch your Easter stash card made for Papercraft Essentials. I bought some dies at Ally Pally to make this card. The flowers and leaves are actually part of a Memroy Box springtime floral egg die. I cut away the egg to use just the flowers and leaves. The papers are Maja Coffee in the Arbour. I used Lawn Fawn puffy clouds and Memory Box cloud dies. I do like a sentiment stamped onto a cloud. I also bought the hare, rabbit and grass dies which are Craft Emotions.

Challenges
Creative Inspirations dots and/or stripes
Dies R Us Layers 
Noor! Design UK Use diecuts 
Di's Digis Layer it up

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Candy time


I have another lovely stamp to give away kindly donated by Jayne at Stamposaurus. If you would like to win this stamp then you must:
Be a follower of my blog on Google friends connect
Like Stamposaurus Facebook page, if you are on Facebook
Add a picture with a link back to my blog in your sidebar, if you have a blog
Enter via Inlinkz below.

Candy closes 5 July.


Flower cart


Our LOTV Facebook challenge this month is feature a creature. This is my DT inspiration card and is another of the cards I made for Papercraft Essentials using your Easter stash. The image has daffodils in the cart so I diecut some flowers using a joy die and covered over the daffodils.

The LOTV image is a precoloured simply print which I diecut with a MFT pierced rectangle die. the cloud paper is from the Pebbles tealightful pack and I added a doily and a LOTV digi sentiment. The other dies used are MFT sun and Crafts Too butterflies.

Challenges
Dies R Us Layers 
Noor! Design UK Use diecuts 
Di's Digis Layer it up
The Ribbon Girl a card

We have been in Liverpool since Sunday, staying opposite the Albert Dock and visiting many of the famous Beatles landmarks. Travelling home today. We really have had a fabulous time, very impressed with the regenaration esepcially of the Albert Dock. Sorry if I haven't popped by your blog, a lot to pack in whilst we were there.

My candy ends today.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

In the garden


I find when I get my Card-io stamps out I can make a few cards at a time. I made two all occasion cards and 2 Christmas cards.  The sets work so well together and I used a few different ones for this card. The sentiment is from Inkylicious and I added some Memory Box diecut flowerpots.

Challenges
Simon Says anything goes 
The Paper Shelter Summer Birthday
The Ribbon Girl a card

Have you entered my candy yet?

Monday, 3 July 2017

More colour drops


You may have seen my first two cards made with the new MFT colour drop dies last week. This one was made using the stamps and dies. For some reason the drops at the front look creased or have lines where they are overlapping but these don't show on the actual card which looks much better.

As I explained last week I had real problems getting these to stamp first time but after some advice on Facebook I used an eraser then Versarmark which I then wiped off on my palm then stamped with the coloured inks. Thank goodness for my Tim Holtz stamping platform as I had to stamp 3 or 4 times to get the depth of colour. When I used them the next time they were much better so they will get better with time.  I added some enamel dots and another of the free Papercrafter sentiment dies.

Challenges
Simon Says anything goes

Candy ends soon, have you entered?

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Basket of flowers


This is the second of the cards I made for Stretch your Easter Stash for Papercraft Essentials magazine.  I didn't actually have much Easter stuff so I was very pleased to buy this Memory Box bountiful basket die reduced when I went to Ally Pally in April. It would look lovely filled with eggs for an Easter card of course. I used DI aged mahogany to bring out the embossing on the die and filled it with MS punched leaves and Wild Orchid cherry blossom and roses. I used silver acrylic paint on the cherry blossom, added a bow and sentiment. The circle was cut with a Tonic trellis circle die.

Challenges
Creative Inspirations dots and/or stripes
Simon Says anything goes
Noor! Design UK diecuts

Have you entered my new candy?

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Believe in Magic


Whilst looking through my Christmas stamp files for a certain stamp for a magazine commission I came across this one which I bought last year in the MFT shop in Florida. I had completely forgotten about it and had only used it once before.
Image - MFT
Medium - Copics
Paper - Papermania Jolly Santa
Dies - MFT winter trees and in and out stitched corner rounded squares
Other - pastel blue pearl dots, clear Wink of Stella (on the heart)

Challenges
Simon Says anything goes
MFT sketch and colour challenges
CCAYR anything Christmas goes

Isn't the weather changeable this week. Thank goodness we chose Monday for our picnic boat trip. The weather was lovely and we all had a great day on the Broads.

Have you entered my candy above?

Friday, 30 June 2017

Christmas cottage


Looking through my Inkylicious stamp file I came across the cottage stamp which I haven't used for a while. I inked it in Brown and inked a circle in brown and green using a Inkylicious branch and various Card-io stamps. I finished with some red liquid pearls and Stickles.

Challenges
CCAYR House or cottage 
The Ribbon Girl any image
Simon Says anything goes

Have you entered my new candy?

Thursday, 29 June 2017

First commission for Papercraft Essentials


I was so pleased to be asked if I would join the design team at Papercraft Essentials and my fist commission for them is in the magazine in shops today. They asked me to add it to my blog today so here is one of the cards I made. The feature is about stretching your Easter stash to use for other occasions. I love these cute Stamping Bella bunnies which I coloured with Copics using chalk for the sky. The sentiment is my favourite LOTV teenage girls sentiment and the fun ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons. I used an MFT scalloped border die and Joy flower dies.

Challenges
Noor! Design UK Summer
The Ribbon Girl any image

Have you seen my new candy above?

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Colour drop flower


You may have seen the card I blogged last week using my new MFT colour drop dies. Today's card uses the stamps and dies. Now I had some rouble stamping them at first but after some advice on Facebook I was told I needed to get rid of the coating on the stamps by using an eraser or stamping with Versamark wiping it off on my palm then stamping with coloured ink. I did have to stamp them about four times to get an even colour but each time I use them they are getting better so the tricks work. I am so grateful I have a Tim Holtz stamping tool allowing me to stamp multiple times in the same place.

I love this colour combo. The dots are included in the stamp set (there are various sizes).  I added some washi tape and a pretty embellishment from The Works. They are getting more and more crafting stuff in there which is good. The sentiment is another of the free dies with this month's Papercrafter magazine.

Challenges
Allsorts flower power 

Have you entered my fairy stamp candy, see above?

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

I've lost a balloon!


If you bought the current Papercrafter magazine you will have seen my MFT Adorable Elephant cards and this is another of them I am sharing today. I love the matching stamps and dies and used my favourote Go Kreate frilly squares 10 dies for the card shape.  The papers are Echo Park I love family and the ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons.

Challenges
Stamping Sensations favourite stamp (at the moment these elephants are some of my favourites) 
The Cutie Pie all creatures great and small 
The Ribbon Girl any image 
Simon Says patterned paper

Monday, 26 June 2017

Foamarin flower plaque


There are so many fantastic examples of flowers made with foamarin and I really want to try making more with different dies. Mine are nothing like as complex as some of them I have seen on Facebook but I am pleased with the way these turned out. I have just ordered some Pentel pastels to use on them so watch this space. I covered the MDF plaque with LOTV paper and added the velvet ribbon, paper leaves from Hobbycraft and butterflies from The Works.


Here is a close up of the flowers. I used two different sets of Joy dies, adding some colour on the smaller flowers with ink pads. I used stamens and brads and added silver acrylic paint to the large flower. The leaves on the large flower were made using a poinsettia die! My thanks to Bev Rochester and Lady E for their video tutorials. 

Challenges
Simon Says patterned paper 
Noor! Design UK Summer 
Scrap and Craft anything goes option ribbon 
Not Just Cards anything goes
Allsorts flower power

If all goes to plan we shall be hiring a picnic boat today with four friends.  We have the boat from 9-6 and we are ll taking food and drink as there is a fridge, hob, kettle etc on board as well as a toilet. Should be a fun day out.

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Away in a manger


I just couldn't wait to see the new Christmas ribbons from Crafty Ribbons. These two along with some very cute advent nativity ribbons are now available. Lots more Christmas ribbons to come I am sure. Searching through my Christmas stash for a suitable image I found this Little Claire diecut. The simplicity of the image fitted well with the colourful ribbon and I also used the sentiment ribbon which contains various carols. The papers are Docrafts Jolly Santa and I added a Memory Box star diecut and some Hobbycraft punched stars.

Challenges
ABC Christmas M is for more than one (people, buildings, papers, ribbons, stars) 
CCAYR house or cottage 
The Ribbon Girl any image 
Simon Says patterned paper

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Strawberries



Our new challenge at A Gem of a Challenge is Summer colours. I have used the super cute pre coloured Strawberry Mice. I decided to use the precoloured digi as I made this card earlier this week when it was almost too hot to do anything. I am so glad it didn't last too long here. Not colouring the image gave me more time to concentrate on the layout. You may recognise the sketch as I have used two slightly different versions of it already this month for a Facebook challenge. It is certainly one I shall use again in the future as I do love banners.

The image gave me just the excuse I needed to use the strawberry paper which I have been longing to use. The papers are lilybee Sweet Shoppe, one of my fave pads at the moment as the colours are so Summery. I used MFT basic border, fishtail stax and basic stitch line dies. The sentiment I found in my stash.

Challenges
Creative Inspirations our furry and feathered friends 
The Ribbon Girl any image 
Noor! Design UK Summer 
Simon Says patterned paper

Friday, 23 June 2017

New MFT goodies


You will find my candy winners in the post below. I have several stamps I bought ages ago and have yet to use but last week I bought some new MFT goodies from Dies to Die For and couldn't wait to start playing with them. I made four completely different cards with the colour drop stamps and dies and this is the first I am sharing with you.  The shape reminds me of hot air balloons. 

I used the cloud stencil and chalk to create the sky. For this one I used the colour drop dies and coloured them with Copics and then covered with a clear Wink of Stella pen. This is the third of these pens I have had and this one is more sparkly than the others. It even shows up on here. I added some pearl stars and a diecut sentiment. This is one of the sentiment dies that comes with this month's Papercrafter magazine. They cut beautifully and I really like the font.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Candy winners

Thanks to everyone who entered my Anniversary candy. It is time to reveal the winners.

First candy goes to

and the second candy goes to


Entries ending in 9 were lucky today. You will find the post underneath my sewing project post from this morning so check if you are one of the lucky winners and if so please email me. Sorry I can't send you all something but I do have something else to give away very soon so watch this blog.

More sewing projects


I do love having some sewing projects to do whilst I am watching TV. Of course if I am watching something demanding my full attention like Poldark then the sewing doesn't get done. I bought a few of these embroidery hoops in Hobbycraft. The material comes from Dunelm and Crafter's Companion. I used two different Memory Box butterfly dies and used chain stitch for the bodies. 


The first two sets of padded bunting I had on my stall sold on their first outing so I have been busy making some more. They take a while to hand stitch each diecut heart but I love making them.

Challenges
Not Just Cards anything goes

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Anniversary candy


It is that time of year again. 5th June is our Wedding Anniversary and 6th is my blog's Anniversary. 8 years ago tomorrow I started my blog and I always like to celebrate by offering a follower's candy to thank you for your continued support. This year I have 2 candies on offer. The first name drawn will win the top items, paper pad, Christmas and sentiment stamps, leaf dies, red ribbon and roll of lace. he second prizewinner will win the greenhouse stamp, watering can die and 2 rolls of ribbon.

To enter you must:
Be a follower on Google and preferably Bloglovin' as well
Place a photo and link in your sidebar if you have a blog
(Followers without a blog can enter)
Enter via the link below

Candy closes 21 June.


Under the weather


This little owl has been waiting to be used and as I need some more get well cards for my stock I used him. He is one of the precoloured LOTV simply print images and goes perfectly with the LOTV sentiment.  The paper is Lilybee Double Dutch and I added some ribbon and pretty flowers I bought in Florida.

Challenges
The Ribbon Girl any image 
Noor! Design UK Summer 
The Cutie Pie all creatures great and small 
Creative Inspirations our furry and feathered friends

Last day to enter my candy. We are meeting my Mum this morning and taking her to a garden centre for some shopping and lunch before taking her home.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Snow family


My Christmas cards are coming along so well this year and here is another. I love the cute Penny Black snow people and what could be better than one, yes three. Coloured with Copics, with fun flock on their pom poms, Stickles for snow and cut out with a MFT wonky stitched oval die.  The papers are LOTV, ribbon from Crafty Ribbons. I used two tree sets of tree dies, one is Impression Obsessions but I don't know the make of the more rounded ones. I keep a notebook of my dies as I need to know the make and name for magazine work but I haven't written this one in there. I bought them at Ally Pally and wrote all the others down so they are a mystery.

Challenges
Dies R Us Celebrations 
ABC Christmas M is for more than one 

Candy ends tomorrow.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Beach shadows


I was lucky enough to win a lovely Kaisercraft 12x12 pad Salty Kisses. I couldn't wait to use it and this page seems perfect to go with my photo from our Florida holiday earlier this year. I wanted to keep the layout simple and the June 15th sketch at Stuck?! was just what I needed.

I used a MS cherish border punch, some washi tape, a journal card and some Bo Bunny shell diecuts. I decided it needed something in the top left hand corner and remembered my MFT sun die which finished it off nicely.

Challenges
Stuck?! June 15th sketch 
Noor! Design UK Summer 
Not Just Cards anything goes

Candy closes 21st June.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Sweet Pea


I love the Stamping Bella Garden Girls, this one is sweet pea. I had a bit of difficulty colouring her as my V15 pen was running out and I hadn't realised when I started colouring her. I have since bought another but my pen running out meant I faffed a bit too much and the bottom of her skirt isn't shaded as well as it could be. I made it for a friend whose favourite colour is purple the same as mine.

The paper is LOTV and the lace is from Crafty Ribbons. I used a MFT wonky stitched rectangle die and added some enamel dots and doodling. I also used that free sentiment die again. Love the font.

Challenges
Dies R Us Celebrations 

Wow wasn't it hot yesterday and last night. We are off to Southwold today where it should be a bit cooler. Don't forget my candy closes on 21st June.

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Ballerina tutu


I bought a set of 3 All Dressed Up stamps from My Mum's Craft Shop and this is the first one I have stamped up and coloured with Copics, practicing my folds. The papers are Lily Bee Sweet Shoppe, they seem to be a favourite at the moment. I love the Summery colours. I used some MFT dies, basic borders, basic stitch lines and pierced fishtails. The sentiment die is part of a free set with this month;s Papercrafter making the magazine worth buying for the sentiment dies alone. I added some tiny spotted buttons.

Challenges
All Dressed Up anything ADU goes 
The Ribbon Girl a card
Dies R Us Celebrations 

Candy closes on 21st.

Friday, 16 June 2017

Dream


I love making these shabby chic cards and when I was asked to make one for the "Ask the Experts" page of the current Papercrafter magazine I was delighted. 
Setiment - Inkylicious
Paper - Craftwork Cards
Ribbon and lace - Crafty Ribbons
Flowers - Ebay, The Hobby House
Other - burlap, wooden butterflies, pearl pins

Challenges
Not just cards anything goes 
Scrap and Craft anything goes option ribbon 
The Ribbon Girl a card 

Still time to enter my candy.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Christmas decorations


I bought some wooden discs in Florida as I wanted to make some Christmas decorations with them. I was originally going to stamp on them but decided to go for papers and diecuts instead.  Hubby drilled holes in them for me and I used various scraps of Christmas papers on both sides. The dies I used are Memory Box stitched snowflakes, Marianne poinsettia, Memory Box penguins, Lawn Fawn litle town border and Impression Obsessions Santa and sleigh. I then sprayed them with Crafters Companions spray and shine for a glossy long lasting shine.

Challenges
CCAYR house or cottage 
ABC Christmas M is for more than one 
Winter Wonderland add snowflakes
Not just cards anything goes

I am definitely more ahead for Christmas makes this year. Now if I can only find some more time for scrapbooking that would be good.

Have you entered my candy?

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Drifting by


I made this card for some good friends who celebrated their Anniversary yesterday. The sweet image is a precoloured LOTV simply print diecut with a Lawn Fawn stitched circle. The pretty papers are Bo Bunny Secret Garden. I diecut the border with a MFT sclloped circle die and added some ribbon from Crafty Ribbons, LOTV sentiment and flowers from Hobbycraft.

Challenges
The Ribbon Girl a card 
Noor! Design UK Summer 
Allsorts at least 2 dies
The Cutie Pie all creatures great and small

We are going for coffee and cake this afternoon with them at a lovely coffee and gift shop where I sell some of my handmade gifts.

Still time to enter my candy.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Pink and grey Christmas


I bought these lovely Bo Bunny Winter Wishes in Florida as I really liked the unusual colour scheme. Normally I colour this mouse brown but went for grey Copics this time to match the papers. I only bought this mouse on Ebay last year and already he is one of my most used stamps. I used a Go Kreate frilly squares 9 die. Lawn Fawn sentiment and Memory Box stitched snowflake dies. If you haven't tried Stick It yet I highly recommend it for sentiment dies especially. It makes attaching the diecuts so much easier. I added some Stickles for a bit of sparkle.

Challenges
Allsorts at aleast 2 dies 
Winter Wonderland add snowflakes 
ABC Christmas M is for more than one (snowflakes, dies) 
Stamping Sensations favourite stamp
The Cutie Pie all creatures great and small

Have you entered my candy?

Monday, 12 June 2017

Enjoying Summer


I have bought so many LOTV stamps lately and I am trying to get round to using them all. This is one of the bunny flower trio. The beauty of the trio digis is that they can be resized to use just one image on a card. I used Copics,  a LOTV teenage girls sentiment and some lovely new MFT papers, Graphic Grid. The bottom of the paper was cut with a MFT basic border die and I used my favourite MFT pierced fishtails dies. I also used a Crafter's Companion embossing folder for a change rather than another paper and added some enamel dots.

Challenges
The Ribbon Girl a card 
Noor! Design UK Summer 
Allsorts a least 2 dies

We are going out for a meal with friends this afternoon and then they are coming back to ours where we shall be tackling a jigsaw (a new hobby), listening to some vinyl and playing a game or two as we have just discovered they like board games. So looking forward to a fun time.

Have you entered my candy?

Sunday, 11 June 2017

High flyer


This is another of the cards I made fro Papercrafter magazine using the MFT Adorable Elephants stamps and dies. The papers are Echo Park I love Family and the diecuts were made with Lawn Fawn puffy clouds dies. The ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons and he was coloured with Copics. I also added some enamel dots.

Challenges

Have you entered my candy? We are off to visit friends today and enjoy a lovely roast lunch out and then popping in to see my Mum on the way home. First episode of series 3 of Poldark tonight, yippee.