Hi everyone.

This is a card I made for AsIDoRodos on the Docrafts Forum.  It is friendship card.
The flower is made on the Cricut as is the word Hi.
I have used some older papers I had (The brown and reds were originally from TKMax, don’t know who by tho.) and the yellow pattern paper is a Papermania one. The brad was part of my birthday presssies earlier this year from a crafty friend.  I finished it off with some pale blue Kars gems.  The ribbon was won on a docrafts challenge.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafts Us Crazy – Challenge Autumn Colours
DYSU Challenge Blog – No 36 Texture
The Pixie Cottage Challenge 86  Mellow Yellow

I have been having a bit of a blog hop today and have come across the Pixie Cottage.  They have some fantastic candy up for grabs, but also they are showcasing the latest rubber stamps in their collection.  There are some fab bears, some cute bunnys and much much more.  My fav is the two bears cudding.  They remind me of the two “Charlie Bears” that I have called Florence and Haydn.  These two bears are named after my Nan who I lost 22 years ago, but still miss greatly.  These bears enable her to be with me always (if only in name!).


Good evening.

How are you all?  Thanks for dropping in to see what I’ve been up to…….

I have some lovely new LOTV images to play with and decided that although I was too late to enter their sketch challenge, (closed last night) I would play along and see what I came up with.

My card is made using Kars Christmas papers, the nativity lotv image coloured with promarkers and a doily from Papermania cardstock cut on my Cricut.  The fab sentiment is a Hunky Dory one.  The pink Cored’inations paper is embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
(my song is Away in a Manger)



Hi everyone from a damp and cold Somerset.

Some good news this week.  I have been asked to be a guest designer for the Cutie Pie Blog.  I am really excited about this.  The first challenge goes live on the 19th September.  Please be sure to check us out and join in.

Below is the first project I made this week with my new toy.  My fantastic hubby purchased a Cricut Expression and some cartridges for me last week and they arrived last Friday.  Although I had to wait until Monday (he needed to make space in his office for my machine) to be able to play with it.

The card is a girls birthday card.  It is an easel card.  I have used the Cricut to make the backing paper shape, the doily and the internal message on the card.  The decoupage is Tulip.  The Doily has trees cut into it which blend really well with the lovely Japanese card in which Tulip is walking.  The card used for the doily is a Papermainia cardstock, the blue backing paper is from the Tulip range.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;
  1. bunny zoes crafts challenge No 15 Easel Cards
  2. Craftyboots Challenges
  3. Make it Monday Challenge No 53
  4. Birthday Sundaes Challenge No 25
  5. Paper take weekly challenge Anything Goes



Good Morning and a bit of christmas fairy dust

Firstly sorry I have not been around much on the forums and the blogs for the last couple of weeks.  Have been spending time with the kids and sorting out all the back to school stuff they need.  I have tried to look all your lovely blogs in the weekend blog hop, but am sorry if I have missed any.

Well to get me back into things I decided to break open the Flower Fairy Christmas Decoupage pack I bought at a steam rally a couple of weeks ago.  I love the flower fairies and these are great.

I have used a double fold aperture card as my base, the papers used are from the papermania Christmas Goody Bag by Docrafts in July.  The image is by Crafters Companion.

On the inside I have added an velum panel and overlaid it with a further flower fairy image.

I hope you like it.

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges
  1. scrapbooksisters card challenge No 50
  2. crafters companion monthly challenge

Pirate Tilda, Have a lovely day

Pirate Tilda, dressing in pinks, whites and a touch of maroon.  Sat on her barrel of rum with her sparkly skull.  Matted and layered onto Papermania Happy Birthday paper.
Flowers were made with Cuttlebug cutter, silver flower shells, mother of pearl sequins and some sticky pearls.

Tilda was coloured with Promarkers : Putty, Ivory, Pale Pink, Baby Pink, Cinnamon, Marron, Dusky Rose, Rose Pink, Cool Grey 3, Henna, Canary, Cool Grey 4, Cocoa.  
The glitter to her eyepatch, hat and skull was added using Stickies glues.  The sentiment is from the Tulip range.
I am entering this card into the following challenges. 
  1. Bunny Zoe’s Crafts – Challenge 15    Easel Cards
  2. The Corrosive Challenge – No 130 Girlie
  3. Fashionable Stamping Challenges – Challenge No 2  Handmade Flowers
  4. Magnolia Stamp Lovers – Flowers Challenge
  5. Scrappyfrogschallenge.  Time for some Bling

Tatty ted – Champagne fountain x

Today Tatty is the main feature on a silver wedding card – 
I have matted and layered using silver mirriboard and the images printed from the Tatty Ted Cd.  To finish I have added a handmade ribbon bow. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
  1. Totally Gorjuss – Cute and Cuddly 


Evening everyone,

I have been having a mooch around some of the other blogs today and have found two challenges I fancy entering.  So I have made this card which I am going to enter into them.

It has a slightly retro feel to it.  

I have coloured the Gorjuss image with promarkers – Cool Grey 3, Sandstone, Canary, Satin, Bright Orange, Lime, Honeycombe, Henna, Ivory, Black and Baby Pink.  I cut the circles using my Nesties and the ribbon is from Stamping Up.  The papers were a birthday present.

The challenges I am entering this into are:
  1. ribbongirls.blogspot. ribbon-challenge.html
  2. totallygorjuss. challenge-93-round-and-round.

My first blog challenge – here goes nothing …………

Well I’ve read the instructions on how to do this and have found a challenge to enter.

I’ve made the card and hopefully will manage to link to it.

This is my card.  It’s for the LOTV challenge – Thank you.

I coloured my LOTV image with promarkers – colours used are
Soft Peach, Pastel Yellow, Rose Pink, Pastel Blue,Moss, Vanilla, Ivory and Baby pink
I made my flower using the Tim Holtz Tattered florals die, together with a Papermania flower and a small pink sequin.  The lace edge is made using an X-Cut Border Die. The background was coloured with Dovecraft chalks – pastels and shimmers. The paper was a present from a friend.
  1. liliofthevalleythursdaychallenge challenge 109a thank-you


Sunday’s crafty makes

Hi everyone and thank you for looking at my blog.  

It’s been lovely here today, have had a great day, out to lunch with the out-laws, a gentle stroll along the canal – not too far mind and in between some lovely peaceful crafting.  Below is what I have come up with today.  

LOTV card.  This was a challenge I set on the Docrafts forum.  The theme – I love you, colour white on white with a ribbon, a bow and three embelishments.  I have made my flowers using my new Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die and some stickies glitter glue.  Great Fun.  The image was coloured with Promarkers.

This is a childs birthday card.  I used my x-cute nesting die to cut out the balloons and the party image.  The papers were from the Birthday goodie bag bag in April.

 Birthday Girl and Happy Birthday cards . Again these papers were from the Birthday Goody Bag in April.  The design is for the Monday Sketch Challenge on the Docrafts Forum.  The balloons were cut and embossed with my Nesties and the tag is stamped with a LOTV image.

The tatty ted image is has been framed using a nestie die and then mounted onto tatty ted papers.  Hougie Board flowers made and adhered along with card candy and a ribbon.  The backing paper is Hunkydory.
The sentiment is Tulip.

Thanks for taking the time to look. x


A gift for you – tatty ted

I love Tatty ted and this image is just great.  What better way to show someone you care than to give them a beautifully wrapped gift.

The papers are from the Tatty Ted range as is the decoupage image.  I have matted and layered using Papermania Capsule Cardstock.  The ribbon is also from the tatty ted range.