Thursday, 18 December 2014

As You Like It Challenge

As You Like It's last challenge of the year and probably mine too so I'm wishing you all a Happy Christmas now since my blogging has been awal all year and cant see my mojo springing to life all of a sudden lol! Here's hoping better times ahead and to any of you out there too.

Right, onto our challenge and this fortnight we would like you to use your favourite Christmas image and tell us why in your link up.

We are sponsored this time round by

Mine is this LOTV snowman stamp, have to admit only one I have coloured this year. Love him as he looks like he's sending best wishes and he is rather handsome. Perfect for my men folk.
Coloured with Pro/Flexmarkers and sparkled up with Glamour Dust.

7x7 card
Spellbinder die used on navy card
Spellbinder die for the Topper
White Flower Soft for the snow - Christmas all around - Sparkles -Christmas Cheer - Anything Goes - Anything Goes - Anything Goes - Christmas - Anything Goes


Thursday, 4 December 2014

As You Like It Challenge

A new challenge starting today
over on
As You Like It
and we would love to see your lovely creations
using your
Favourite song or film as inspiration
and remember to tell us why in your link up.

Our sponsor this time round is 

Since Christmas is creeping up on me too quickly I decided it had to be something Christmassy and  'From our house to your house' is a lovely Christmassy song. Decorated up this house with Maja Christmas papers I was so lucky to win on Facebook. Painted first with acrylic paint then frosted up with sticklers. Placed a tealight in the roof and forgetful me forgot to turn the light on didnt I!

Short and sweet from me today, so tired out, been sitting with my poorly Mum past couple of days and not feeling like blogging at the mo. But hope you are in crafty mode and come and join in with our challenge.

Bye for now


Thursday, 20 November 2014

As You Like It Challenge

A new challenge starting today
 over on 
 and this fortnight we would like to see your 
Favourite Christmas style (Modern or Traditional)
 remember to say why in your link up.

I like both but going with modern as I thought this little Christmas tree looked great embossed in white against the black. My Christmas cards this year are very simple, always leave to late in year to get going on them, must try and do some every month next year. Think I say that every year lol! 

We are sponsored by 

My tree image is a freebie, PB set that came with a magazine. Embossed with detail white embossing powder onto black background. Matted and layered with a Spellbinder die set and finished off with a snowflake die cut, gems and sentiment. 
Thats it from me, I hope you come and join us with a lovely creation. - Anything goes - Anything Goes - Getting ready for Christmas

bye for now


Monday, 17 November 2014

Wall Hanging of the lovely Grace

Another driery day here so I set about finishing off bits of painting that had to be done in my new extension, just about there now then I can add my personal stamp to it all. Waiting for paint to dry so thought I wquld come on and share a wall hanging I made the other week using Grace from Sugar Nellie at Funkykits. Coloured up with Promarker/Flexmarkers. I then cut her out and mounted her onto backing paper from Maja Designs and framed with Navy cardstock.

That's it from me today, hopefully get back to Christmas card making. Going down the very simply road. Last minute as usual, maybe next year will be different. Seem to say that every year lol! - Anything but a card/A wall hanging - Anything goes - Anything but a card/A wall hanging - Use a ribbon - Anything goes - Lace/ not much showing i know but its there! - Anything Goes

bye for now

Thursday, 6 November 2014

As You Like It

Morning and welcome to another As You Like It challenge. Its Gift Wrap this fortnight and please remember to tell us why its your favourite as that's part of the challenge fun! To be honest I didn't have a clue what I was going to make this time round but a little bit of browsing on Pinterest, well to be completely honest spent rather a long time and got sidetracked onto just about everything lol! I had a template lying about in my craftroom but for the life of me couldn't find it when I needed it so found a template on Pinterest so time wasn't altogether wasted on there!
I have gone for a little gift box holder to conceal something pretty inside, love it because its simple, quick and can make it more or less any size I want. I used a 12x12 Kraft sheet from docrafts and cut it to 12x81/4.

12x81/4 Kraft card
Cream Linen Card
MME paper

Ribbon Girl binding
Marianne envelope die
Magnolia flower die
Spellbinders flourish
Memorybox small Rose die
Martha Stewart border punch

Thank you for stopping by and hope you will come over and share something with us.

challenges I am entering
Anything Goes -
Handmade Flowers -
Anything Goes -
Anything Goes -
Cut it out -

bye for now


Thursday, 23 October 2014

As You Like It Challenge Cute or Elegant

Hello, here with my my DT card for As You Like It and this fortnight we would love to see your favourite Cute or Elegant cards and remember to say why in your link up.

I love cute but it's a lovely change to do something with all my dies so I have opted for Elegant, love doing these too cause they are just as pretty and not everyone likes cute on a card they receive. Also fitted in with making a card for my Mum who was Eighty Four on Tuesday. Papers are from the new Nitwits collection, wait for it! Dearly Beloved, yes Wedding papers but many of the pretty papers I thought could be used for any occasion.

We are sponsored by

who have kindly donated $20 - Anything Goes - Anything Goes

bye for now

Thursday, 9 October 2014

What's Your Favourite Fibre!

A new challenge starting today
 over on
and this fortnight
 we would love to see your
 Favourite Fibre
 on your creations and tell us why in your link up..

We are sponsored by

Have plenty of favourites but I do love Velvet. Adds a touch of luxury to a card and so love the look.

I have gone with a Sugar Nellie stamp called A Little Bit of Gossip, isn't she adorable and decided to colour her up with Promarkers, warm greys, 1-5. Added a splash of colour with the reds and finished off with some glamour dust.

Challenges I would love to play along with - Anything Goes - Use a Sugar Nellie cutie Anything Goes - Ribbon - Button Up - Anything Goes

thank you for dropping in by


Wednesday, 1 October 2014

A Christmas Wreath

Lovely to be asked to be Guest Designer on Crafting By Design this month.
 Decided to go all Christmassy with my new papers from Craftwork cards. Couldn't wait to play with them such gorgeous Christmassy colours and designs. I bought the complete set and got the cracker template cards free.

 I used Kraft card and Cream Linen card for the basic design. Cut the circles using Spellbinders large dies then embossed with A4 embossing folder for texture. Inked the edges with TH distress inks then started to layer up with TH Poinsettia die, Memorybox medium and small Rose dies, inked all the edges and finished off with Frosted Stickles. The Ivy leaf flourish is from Joanna Sheen. Finished off with a few pearls and Gingham bow. The centre I used Kraft card and one of the Sentiment pieces from the Paperpad. The large bow at the Top comes from a pad full of different patterned papers and sizes that comes with the collection, bows on everything this year lol!
Finished with a Gingham ribbon to hand for everyone to see. Hope you Like.

Want different sized Roses! Just roll them tighter.
Berries from online stores

Okay seem to have got my timing wrong, nothing new there then! - Anything Goes - Anything Goes - Anything but a card - Anything Goes/Christmassy

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Love That Hat!

Had one just like it when I was a child lol.

Hello everyone, been awhile since I last posted, a lot of headaches and some happy times. Firstly, my laptop died on me and a new one came home, hadn't even had time to get used to it and it ended up with a Virus that I couldn't get rid of so got someone to put everything right, then I had to install my own programs which aren't running too smoothly at the mo and all over the place with Windows 8, not finding it very user friendly at the mo. Haven't had much time to spent on it as my happy time took priority. My son came home from Australia and have spent much of my time with him and the rest of the family, meals, chilling out enjoying time together. Sadly the couple of weeks just flew by and he's now gone back. My other fab news , I won a colouring course with Kit and Clowder through The Sugar Nellie blog, was over the moon and I get a GDT spot on the blog too.

So onto my card which is for our challenge over on As You Like It and this fortnight we would like to see you favourite Digi Image and tell us why in your linkup.

Wow! Where do you start picking a favourite! I went for a new one I have been eyeing up for a few weeks and was perfect for a card I needed to make. I love her outfit, all cosy for the Autumn days ahead and she is cute, love her. Can see her ending up on some Christmas cards too if I ever get round to making a serious start! First I need to tidy my craft room back up, how on earth did I make so much mess making one card!

We are sponsored by

Polkadoodles Digi image
Maja Autumn papers
Docrafts Lace
Scrapberry's Pearls
Aster/Leaf Die Lots of layers - Autumn colours - At least one flower - Oh, how xute


Friday, 29 August 2014

Flying Home for Christmas!

Oh I wish!
Instead this wee darling is heading in the complete opposite direction, flying off to Australia. My son's Christmas card, love to make them real Wintry since he will be basking in the Australian Sun. Lucky him! Not just made it for him but also the Sugar Nellie Competion, using one of their new digi stamp releases. A super prize for some lucky crafter out there.
 I have used  High Flyer,  super cute and so easy to colour, added Frosted Stickles for that brrrrrr feeling and added some sparkle to his scarf and googles

Would also like to play along with - use one of their new furries! - Anything Goes - Tic Tac Toe - New digi, something Blue, old sentiment - New digi,papers,snowflakes - Animals/pets - Anything Goes

happy crafting


Thursday, 28 August 2014

My Autumn Story Teller"

Morning  A new challenge starting today over on As You Like It and this next fortnight we would love to see your Favourite Season  on your cards and please remember to tell us why in your link up.
We are sponsoired by

I love cosy colours so its Autumn for me. Love the rich colours the leaves turn, such a beautiful time in the countryside, nothing beats a walk through the woods and back home to a cosy fire!

I have chosen the 'Story Teller'  from Sugar Nellie, just so cute and perfect for my Autumn card.  Coloured her with Pro/Flexmarkers and added Glamour Mist to her wings then finished off with Frosted Stickles for that mystical feel!

My only embellishments, ribbon and string bow, stitched button and heart with a small hello tag. Perfect, didnt feel it needed anything else!

Finished card, basket weave embossed background, pretty papers and adorable Sugar Nellie image from Funkykits, you can get the 'Story Teller' in rubber or if you can't wait, digital and bring her to life right away 
lol! - Anything Goes - Something Sweet - Anything Goes - Spring or Autumn - Anything Goes#

Happy crafting.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Merry Christmas Friend

This is a first, writing my post on my IPad, so fingers crossed it runs smoothly!  My computer crashed the other day and looks like a new one will be coming home. Still pondering which one to go for, gosh, think I need to go to confused, confused.!!
Righteo, onto my card. A Christmas card using 'Picket Post' one of the new Sugar Nellie digital images. So adorably cute, reminds me of my pup Max, has that expression on quite a lot lol! and like how I can use it for any season. Coloured with my Promarkers and used Flowersoft for the snow. There's also a great prize to be won so I'll be crossing everything! 

Challenges  Use one of the new cuties    To die for. Snowflake and rectangle die, spellbinders Our furry little friends

Now, fingers crossed everything goes smoothly when I try to link up! That's a first on here too! 

Happy crafting. X

Edited! Ha ha, thought everything was running to smoothly! Won't post! Hope it goes live soon! Copied into a new post so fingers crossed this time. 
Okay where did my card go! 
Take Two!!! 



Thursday, 14 August 2014

Hello there!

A new challenge starting
 over on
 this fortnight
 we would like to see you use your
 Favourite Two Embellishments 
 tell us Why in your link up.

Our sponsor

Have used a Crafty Sentiments image, coloured with Pro/Flexmarkers  and my minds eye papers finished off with my favourite embellishments, Butterflies and Pearls. Love them so pretty, colourful and delicate in real life and can be on my cards too as the main focal point or dotted about here and there. Pearls, they are one of  my favourite pieces of jewellery, classy. Anything Goes/optional/Animals - Anything Goes - Anything Goes/sights of Summer for me! - Summertime Butterflies

Happy Crafting

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Favourite Design Papers

Oh dear, a big oops from me today!! I realise it's Thursday now, didn't a few minutes ago! Been wrong with what day it is all week lol! I thought it was Friday today and can't believe a fortnight has gone by since our last challenge. Think I need to Spring clean my head ! Okay, glad I had my post just about finished so better get on and tell you what our challenge for the next fortnight is.

 this fortnight is about
 favourite papers and tell us why.

Our sponsor this fortnight is

I have used their dress template, copied to word, resized it and printed it out, base on cardstock and top layer using my favourite design papers Papermania, Parisienne Blues. My favourite colours and so so pretty. Added ribbon, lace and pearls to finish.

Copied the template into word, resized and printed it out. Can make it any size you want, use it as a card or as I have a topper for cards, bags, boxes etc. 

Lift the front of the dress up and sentiment inside

A gift bag ready to add something special to the inside! 
Gosh my brains in reverse gear today lol, why are they my favourite papers! Missed that bit out didnt I! Love the old fashioned look these papers have, the pretty roses, love Roses and have loved dark Blues ever since i can remember. Just had a thought!! Why are people drawn to a certain colour? I know some colours don't suit me and I know I love the cosy look but then some folks think Blue is cold. Love blue skies and blue seas so must be the reason I love it. There if I dug deep enough into my dizzy head I knew I would find the answer lol!!!! - Vintage - Anything Goes - Anything Goes - Anything Goes - Other than a card or tag - Favourite Colour Combo Blue/Cream

Off to enjoy an extra day lol!!!!
bye for now


Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Special Moments!

Gosh I'm blogging a card in between challenges lol! Having a break from diy, have ran out of supplies so another trip to Homebase. Starting to see an end to extension nightmare, can finally use the new back door, have a downstairs loo and my washing machine back inside new utility room. What a relief I can tell you after so much mess over the last three years. Maybe I can settle down soon and get crafting. Okay, my card for a young lady turning Thirteen, had completely forgot I bought Sugar Nellie stamps a couple of weeks ago, lucky I remembered as just perfect for my card. Stamp is called Best Friends and I coloured it with Promarkers/Flexmarkers, used Forever Friend papers and a few embellishments. Decorated inside to match.

A side view

Playing along with the following challenges - Anything Goeds - Anything Goes - Die Cuts and Flowers - Anything Goes - Anything Goes - Anything Goes - Summer Colours - Anything Goes - Flower Power - Anything Goes - Anything Goes/use a sentiment

Think I need a cuppa now lol!
happy crafting.



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