Sunday, 29 January 2012

Tilda with Wrapped Heart

Evening all 

I have  not had time this week to do much crafting, I have been busy with work trying to catch up still from my long Xmas break. 

Again I tried some differnt colours together and I have used one of my new Favourite magnolia stamps. The new stash is going down........... Must be time to shop:-)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Items used: 

Tilda wrapped heart stamp 
Tilda papers 
Ribbon from Stash 
Martha Stewart punch
Doo Hickory die 
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Sentiment  - Craftwork Cards 

Monday, 23 January 2012

LOTV Dressing Up

Evening all

Hope you have had a better day than me. I have had one of those days at work where everything needs doing urgently.

I finshed this card last night but the light was to dark to take the photo. Its not much better tonight but its the best I can get .

She is one of my favourite images from LOTV. I ahve tried something different with the lace round the edge of the card an made a sentiment from the Cheery Lyn die but only using half, I was not sure how it would turn out but I quite like the finsihed card. I would like to enter it into the following challenges:

LOTV Lavendar and Lace
2 Sisters - Embossing

Items used:

LOTV Stamp 
Backing papers from stash 
Flowers, Ribbon, Metal Corner  - Wild Orchid 
Gems from stash 
Marianne Creatable die 
Cherry Lyn Butterfly die 
Copics and Prismas 
Lace from stash 

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Blog Candy Winner

Evening Friends

Well the draw has taken place and the winner of my blog candy is.................................................................


Well done Pearl, please send me your address - you can use the contact me on my blog and I will post your candy.

Happy crafting and enjoy using your new stash. Please share your creations with us.


Thanks to all of you that entered and have become followers.

Blue and Pink

Morning all

I will annouce the winner of the blog candy later tonight, so watch this space

I cannot beleive its Sunday already where has the weekend disappeared to.

Today I decide to try something very different for a change and use some bright colours, however the colours dont look great but, as the picutes was taken last night. I have also made my own flowers from the spellbinders die, which I quite enjoyed doing. They are quite easy to make but you have to be very careful not to burn the ends of your fingers with the glue gun:-)

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

Papertake Weekly - Buttons, Bows, Bling & Blooms 
ABC Challenge H for Happy Birthday 
Totally Papercrafts - Make your own Flowers 

Items used 

Flowers - Spellbinders 
Ribbon - Simply Ribbons
Sentiment - LOTV 


Dear all


I cannot believe that it is a year since I set up my blog. I would like to take the opportunity to thank you all for your lovely comments and inspiration you have given me in the last year. As you may have read last year I raised £290.00 for Breast Cancer and this year I am supporting Alzheimer's as my dear mother was diagnosed with this condition early last year.

I am offering some blog candy to mark the one year anniversary. The rules are simple

1. Become a (visual) follower if you are not already.
2. Leave a link to this post and photo of this candy on your blog.
3. Leave your name and a comment here on this post before 9 p.m on January 21st.

My Mum will draw the winner on 22nd January

Anyone can enter!

This post will remain on top of my blog list until it has been drawn
Remember blog candy ends on January 21st at 9 p.m.. Good Luck! 

Contents of the candy are as follows: 

2 packets of wild orchid flowers
1 pack of card candy 
3 lengths of lace 
2 packs of 6x6 papers (hidden under the stash)
1 full roll of ribbon
2 lengths of ribbon
2 packs of card charms 
1 pack of blank cards and envelopes
1 pack of paper thread
1 packet of buttons
1 pack of papermania stamps
1 pack of padded paws stamps  

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Dont you just love the colour pink

Evening all

Well I returned to work this week and dont I know I am back, its hectic as usual, with lots to catch up on.

I have started the year of well so far with both raising money for the elected  2012 charity and keeping up the crafting. I also forgot about some cards that I had left at the butchers last year and when I went this morning he gave me some proceeds he had raised, so I have now raised over £300 for Cancer Research in 2011.

Anyway today I went totally pink (my favourite colour) with this little cutie and me thinks I will need to buy this one myself. I have used one of the saturated canary images that are appearing all over the blogs and I have to say they are wonderful.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Anything goes 
Alphabet challenge 

Items used:

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

New Tilda Card

Morning all

* dont forget to enter for my blog candy* 

Well its back to work for me today - I am quite pleased to be going back but I know I have a lot to go back to so I am hoping I will not neglect the crafting.

Anyway here is a card I made yesterday with one of my new Tilda stamps and other new stash and I just love this one - me thinks I will be using this one a lot.

This is also the first image I have coloured with ll prisma pencils (another Christmas pressie). I am getting through all my new bits - well its my birthday soon.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Just Magnolia - Challenge 138 Special Monthly Challenge 
Cute Card Thursday - Whats New 
Anything Goes - Challenge 58 Anything Goes 
Cupcake- Something New

Items used:

  • New Tilda stamp
  • Tim Holtz /Papermania Papers 
  • New (chrsitmas Pressie) Martha Stewart Punch
  • Flowers and Lace - Wild Orchid 
  • Charm  The works 
  • Button from stash
  • Sentiment - LOTV 
  • Pearl Hearts - Dunelm 
  • Prisma pencils

Friday, 6 January 2012

50th Birthday

Evening all

Well Christmas is well and truly over now, allthough I am not back at work until Wednesday next week, so still some time left to do some serious crafting. I took down all the decorations yesterday so the house is looking very empty.

Anyway below is the card I have made for my parents to give to my brother who will be 50 next week, where does time go.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Alphabet Challenge
Top Tips Tuesday 

Items used:

  • Tim Holtz die cuts 
  • Tim Holtz disressing ink 
  • Papers - Summer Driggs 
  • Nessties 

Monday, 2 January 2012

Charity 2012

Morning all

No card yet today, but i am working on it. I have been using my photoshop software that I got for Christmas this morning and  designed a new banner for the blog. Its not the final banner just my first attempt.

Last year I raised £290 for breast cancer not as good as the year before, due to my operation I was not able to put full attention to attending the summer fares in order to sell them and was mainly concentrating on special orders. The good news is a have a good stock to sell for 2012.

For 2012 I will be supporting the Alzheimer's charity as my Mum was recently diagnosied with this illness and I want to do all I can to support this charity.

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Another Magnolia Calendar

Hi all

Well I am just loving making these calendars and using some of my new crafting tools. I have had so many orders which will give me a great start to my charity fund rasing for 2012. I even received a Vagabond for Christmas, but I have not got round to using it yet as I have so much other stuff that I need to use.

WOW - I need another month off work so I can use it all.

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

Crafts an Me
Cute Card Tuesday
Allsorts - new beginings 
Penny Black and More

Items used
  • Magnolia Stamp
  • Papers - Papermania 
  • Flowers - Wild Orchid
  • Tim Holtz Die cut 
  • Marianne Creatables heart die
  • Nessties
  • Pearl Trim Dunelm
  • Copics and Prismas