Tuesday, 30 April 2013


A very, very good morning to you all...... I'm very happy today as I am going to Spain tomorrow and will be spending some quality time with hubby and my 2 youngest children, my sister and her family :)..... The down fall to this is that I have to leave my daughter and son behind with my 3 grandchildren :( we are a very close family and see each other everyday so I will miss them loads :(
So lots of very happy and sad faces in this post!
Well anyway the card that I have to share with you today is one that I have named Wishes, the sentiment is just perfect for how I am feeling at the moment..... HAPPY and content with life as it is at the moment:)  At Christmas I made myself a few Crafting New Year resolutions...... basically to get off my backside and do all of the things that I wish I had done in the past....  - Take part in some craft classes.... for years I have wanted to do this! So I can tick this box as I have done 3 classes to date and have a few more in the next few months..... to make lot's of new crafting friends.... - I can tick this box too......  Start my blog..... Wow! I've done this too!...... and how rewarding has this been :) Try and see if I can get on a Challenge DT...... well this is where the wish has definitely come true I am on 1 DT and a hush hush one that I will be announcing next week and ...... WELL you will have to wait and see for this one..... It's one of my biggest WISHES/DREAMS come true..... so be sure to have a peep at my blog tomorrow :)...... I have lot's of other wishes too, but these are ones that I will keep close inside my heart and maybe one day these will come true too :)

Soooo to my card - Wishes
I have used a Mo Manning topper - Day Dreaming, available from The Hobby House.

I haven't a list of what I have used today as I am busy packing and getting ready for Spain, but when I return I will do a special post with all of the projects that I upload whilst away and will list and give you all the info on them:)
So I hope you all will still visit my blog over the next few days whilst I am away as I will still upload some pictures of projects that I have made in advance last weekend.
 I hope to bring some nice warm weather back with me too x

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Artistic Inspiration - lots of layers
The Cutie pie challenge - Lot & lots of layers
Fashionista Challenge - Vintage/or shabby
Live and Love Crafts - Bingo - lace/vintage/pearls

Sunday, 28 April 2013

DT card for Crafting When We Can Challenge

So it's time again for another challenge over at Crafting When We Can ....... If you are not familiar with the challenge, it is a fortnightly challenge and this time the theme is Personalise it!
The sponser this fortnight is again Sassy Studio and I have chosen to use Evanora!
And guess what ....it isn't a pink card :)

I have coloured her in using copics:
  • Hair - E42, E43, E44
  • Skin - E000, E00, E11
  • Dress & feathers -R000, R00, R01, R02,
Quicky Instructions
  • I have embossed the bottom layer card with one of the new Sue Wilson embossing folders - Tapestry
  • Cut out the image and distressed the edges
  • stamp and cut out the sentiment
  • stamp and cut out the letters
  • matt and layer up the card and adhere all flowers and embellishments in place
  • I have entwined a little angel hair between the flowers
  • finish with lots of stickles (I have used Diamond)
Items Used
  • Sassy Studio Designs - Evanora Sassy Digi
  • 8x8 Cream card base
  • Papers - First Edition - Spring Feast
  • Spellbinder dies - Timeless Rectangles
  • Sentiments - Wee Stamps
  • Letters - Dovecraft
  • Flowers - Prima
  • Mulberry roses, blossom, pearl brads and pearls on thread - The Hobby House
  •  Diamonte crystal Lace, pearl crystal flourishes - Prima (My Crafty Heart)
  • Cream metal corners and cream ruffle ribbon - Melissa Francis
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Totally Gorjuss - ribbon and pearls
Sparkle N Sprinkle - Use a Digi
Craft Your Passion - Diamonds are a girls best friend

Friday, 26 April 2013

Pretty Little Fairy

A big hello fellow bloggers :)
I have another sweet Lily Of The Valley card for you today.
I have again used an image from one of the new sketch pads - Fairies - Sketch pad set 6 and the Sentiment - pad set 8.

Items Used:
  • The card is 16cm x16cm
  • The papers - Nitwit Collections: Perfect Pair
  • pink cardstock
  • Flowers, silver metal spacers and pearls on thread - The Hobby House
  • Tiny pearls - Mei Flower
  • Wooden turtle and butterfly buttons - not sure (although I do no that The Hobby House do stock wooden buttons)
  • Flower buds - Anne Marie designs
  • Lace - Live and Love Crafts
  • Doily - my crafty stash
  • Spellbinder dies used: Decorative Labels one and Heartfelt Creations -Timeless Amour (HCD728)
I have coloured the fairy in using Copics :
  • Dress, shoes and flowers - RV000, RV00, R83
  • Hair - E50, E51, E53
  • Skin - E0000, E000, E00, E02, R20
I have finished the card off with lots of stickles (Diamond) and pearls.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Lili's Little Fairies - Inspirational Picture
Milkcoffee Challenge - Lace and Pearls
In The Pink - ribbon / ruffles

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

My Favourite colour -PINKS

Hi everyone! I hope you are all enjoying this glorious sunshine, well if you are lucky enough to have some:)
I have been busy practising colouring with my copics after my class on Saturday. I have also used some of my goodies from Ally Pally........
The image that I have used is from one of the new sketch pads from Lily Of The Valley - Just For The Girls (set 7) and the sentiment - General Sentiments (set 8). These are perfect for those times when you just Fancy a little bit of colouring or to take on holiday with you (don't tell hubby, but I do plan on packing mine next week when we go to Spain for a few days)......
So anyway the card is 16cm x 16cm and I have coloured the image in with Copics:

 Items Used:
  • Papers - Anabelle's Meadow:Wild Rose Studio and shades of pink cardstock
  • Small mulberry roses, gems, pearls on thread  and ribbon - The Hobby House
  • Beehive Blossom, pale pink roses - Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Silver flower trinket : Prima - My Crafty Heart
  • Tiny pearls and diamante heart charm - Mei Flower
  • Spellbinder dies Used: Jewel flowers and flourishes (I'm loving the tiny butterflies in this set)Timeless Rectangles and A2 Matting Basics B
  • Tulle roses, doily and pink mesh - My stash
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Deep Ocean Challenge - Favourite colour combo (it's got to be pinks and lilacs)
Love To Create Challenge - Bingo (row: Lace, flowers & doily)
In The Pink Challenge - Ribbons/Ruffles

Monday, 22 April 2013

Haley Harley - coloured in with Copics

Hello again blogging friends!  I have left my acrylics and grunge paste alone today and have been playing with my copics:) So today I have a card to share with you.  I have used the beautiful Haley Harley Saturated Canary Image and coloured her in using Copics.
  • I have used an 8x8 card base and some green cardstock
  • Flowers from - The Hobby House
  • Spellbinder dies : Venetion Accents, A2 Curved matting Basics A, Jewel Flowers and Flourishes
  • Say it in Crystals flourishes - Prima
  • Banner - Prima
  • Sentiment - Fanciful Birthday noteables 1- Whimsy Stamps
  • Papers - Maja Designs
  • Shabby Seam Binding - Live and Love Crafts
  • Gems - The Hobby House
  • Pearl and gems Heart - Mei Flower
  • Lace and tulle roses - My stash
Here are a few more pictures to show a little more detail :

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge :
CLP Challenge Sketch - Sketch #57

Sunday, 21 April 2013

My Other 2 Heartfelt Creations Submissions

Good morning fellow bloggers, I hope you are all enjoying your weekend:)
Yesterday I went to a copic class at SirStamalot in peterborough and it was such an inspiring and interesting class run by a lovely lady called Louise.  I met some wonderful ladies too:)
So any way as promised yesterday I have my other 2 Heartfelt Creations submission projects to share with you today:
Memory Trinket Box

Timeless Amour - small memory trinket box (project 3)

Papers used:

·         Heartfelt Creations Vintage Floret Papers

Heartfelt Creations dies used:

·         Timeless Amour (HCD 728)

·         Layered Scalloped Posy (HCD 717)

Other items used:

·         Small round trinket box (approx 10cm diameter)

·         Acrylic paint

·         Pearls on a thread

·         pink satin ribbon

·         pearl hearts, clear gems, stickles glitter and a decorative button or brad for the knob


·         Paint the box (inside if you wish as well) and allow to dry.

Using 2 or 3 co-ordinating papers cut:

·         6 large decorative hearts (keep the inner hearts)

·         22 small inner trellis hearts (9 of which should be in co-ordinating coloured paper)

·         14 small enclosed hearts (5 of which should be in co-ordinating coloured paper)

·         14 tiny blossom flowers (from the layered scalloped posy die set)

·         Cut the words from the Birthday sentiment from the paper pad which says ‘ May your birthday be filled with yesterday’s memories today’s joys and tomorrow’s dreams. ( You don’t need  ‘may your birthday’)


·         Make up 9 small hearts for around the outside of the box : take 1 small enclosed heart and 1 small trellis heart (co-ordinating coloured papers), glue together at the edges ( not at the bottom, or top only a little at the sides) . When dry squeeze slightly towards the centre to create a little puffed out heart.  Take 7 small trellis hearts and fold in centre slightly. Put to one side.


·         Using a very strong glue (I have used a hot glue gun) glue the decorative pin or button in place (I cut of the back off the button so that it was flat).


·         Adhere the pearl trims and ribbon in place .


·         With the box upside down adhere the 4 large decorative hearts, inner large hearts, 4 small trellis hearts and 4 small enclosed hearts in place as in picture.


·         Starting from the front of the box first adhere 2 puffed out hearts as in picture then the other 7 around the outside of the box. Then take the 7 trellis hearts and adhere with just a little glue along the centre where you folded them, when dry slightly fold the edges in together as to give a winged effect.


·         Adhere the small blossom flowers around the lid.


·         To decorate the top of the box take the 2 decorative hearts, 2 large enclosed hearts, 2 small trellis hearts and the small enclosed heart that you have left and adhere in place as in picture . Use 3d gel or foam pads to slightly lift the hearts away from the lid.


·         Adhere the words that you cut from the paper pad onto the lid......’ Filled with yesterdays memories today’s joy’s  and tomorrow’s dreams’


·         Finally decorate with LOTS of gems and stickles  glitter and glue the small pearl heart onto the small heart on the lid.
My other project is an Altered Heart : Mystical Decorative Heart

As I explained in my post yesterday these pictures are awful as I had the wrong bulbs :( in my lamp and the true colours are more pink!

Mystical Decorative Heart – Wall Decoration (project 4)

Papers used:

·         Heartfelt Creations Vintage Floret Collection

Heartfelt Creations dies used:

·         Vintage Floret (HCD 727)

·         Delicate Asters (HCD 726)

·         Timeless Amour ( HCD 728)

·         Layered Scalloped Posy (HCD 717)

Heartfelt Creations Stamps used:

·         Mini Vintage Floret pre cut (HCPC 3502)

·         Open Vintage Floret (HCPC 3500)

·         Delicate Asters (HCPC 3494)

Other items and embellishments used:

·         Open Lattice wicker Heart

·         Acrylic paints – I used metallic’s in 2 different shades of pinks

·         Tulle, lace for around the outside of the heart and lace for the hanger and dangles

·         Small and large gems, pearls and self adhesive pearl flourishes x2

·         Stickles glitter

·         Gold embossing powder and gold metallic ink

·         Pearlescent angel hair


Die Cuts needed:

·         2 x large decorative hearts

·         1 x small trellis heart

·         Vintage floret flowers:3 x  extra /large, 6 x large,7 x medium/ large, 9 x medium, 9 x small/medium, 7 x small and 9 x extra small ( this is only a guide as it depends how you want to layer your flowers up)

·         17 x small blossom flowers from the layered scalloped Posy die set

·         5 x foliage leaves


·         Paint the heart , I used a sponge to give it a shabby vintage look.  Finish using a little gold metallic ink.  Allow to dry.


·         Stamp the flowers with the co-ordinating stamps heat emboss with the gold embossing powders . Distress the tiny blossom with a little metallic gold ink.


·         Using the foliage die as a mask, stencil the foliage leaves and stamp using the co-ordinating stamps.


·         Make up the flowers : I have used 1 large main flower, 2 medium/large, 1 medium, 1 small/ medium and 1 small for the heart and 1 small/medium and 1 small for the lace dangles.


·         With a little of the gold metallic ink, distress the decorative hearts and emboss around the edge of the small trellis heart.


·         Adhere the lace and tulle to the outside of the heart from the back.


·         Adhere the flowers in a cluster, 3 of the larger flowers in the left hand corner with the 3 of the foliage and 3 of the smaller flowers diagonally opposite with the remaining foliage.


·         Adhere the small trellis heart just behind the smaller cluster of flowers and 1 of the decorative hearts over them.


·         Adhere the other decorative hearts in with the larger cluster of flowers as in picture.


·         Adhere the lace dangles to the back bottom part of the heart and decorate with pearls, the last 2 remaining flowers and 3 small blossom on each dangle. Fix the lace hanger by weaving through the open lattice and tying tightly .


·         Adhere the self adhesive pearl flourishes as in picture, Leaving parts of the flourish not adhered ( you will need to used a strong glue even though they are slightly tacky as this isn’t enough) .


·         Adhere the tiny blossoms to the pearl flourishes.


·         Finish by adding the gems to the flowers. Gems, pearls and stickles glitter to the tulle. I have also added a little stickles glitter to the flowers and foliage.


·         Finally I have pushed angel hair into the open lattice and filled the heart to give it a little mystical whimsy look.

Thank you all for taking the time to look at my projects, I know they have been long posts:(
 I really do  appreciate all of your lovely comments, Thank you x
Now I am off to do a bit of housework and play with my copics, so I should have some pictures to show you all this week with my newly learnt techniques :).
I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend x










Saturday, 20 April 2013

My Heartfelt Creations submissions

After having a browse through my fellow blog friends blogs, I have found that the other ladies that have made it through to the semi - finals, have all posted there submissions....... so here goes! I am sure you would all like to see mine:)
Ok! you may ask yourselves wow all 4 designs, well I made the mistake of still playing with my papers and dies after I had created my first 2 projects..... so I thought ok they did say I can submit more than 2 if I wish.... I had all 3 ready to post and the email ready to submit. But I wanted to decorate this heart that I had bought a few weeks ago and ohhhhh I shudn't have used my Heartfelt Creations stash..... cus when my friends and family all saw it they all said I should submit this and not one of the others, but how could I choose between them? well I couldn't and my friends and family were no help either as they all chose different projects too........ so there you have it .... a big lesson learnt when doing a DT call submission send them off as soon as one has finished them :)

Project 1


(Project 1)

Papers Used:

·         Heartfelt creations Vintage Floret Collection 12 x 12 Papers

Heartfelt Creations Dies used:

·         Vintage Floret (HCD 727)

·         Delicate Asters (HCD 726)

·         Decorative Window Scene (HCD 708)

·         Timeless Amour (HCD 708)
Heartfelt Creations Stamps used:

·         Burlap Background pre cut  (HCPC 3515)

·         Mini Vintage Floret pre cut  (HCPC 3502)

·         Open Vintage Floret pre cut  (HCPC  3500)

·         Delicate Asters pre cut  (HCPC 3494)
Other items and embellishments used:

·         Stickles glitter – diamond and milled lavender

·         Stampendous frantage encrusted jewel embossing powders

·         Prima – say it with crystals

·         Approximately  20cm twine

·         Adirondak ink – Current, meadow
Dies needed:
·         2 x decorative windows ( from the decorative windows scene die set)
From the Timeless Amour die set:
·         1 x heart element/flourish
·         3 x trellis hearts
·         1 x small heart
From the Vintage Floret die set: (this is only a guide as it depends how you wish to layer your flowers
·         1 x large
·         2 x medium
·         2 x medium
·         2 x small/ medium
·         2 x small
·         2 x  extra small
·         6 x foliage leaf from the delicate asters die set

 ·         Next stamp the flowers with their co-ordinating stamps  and using the leaf die as a mask dab with the meadow coloured ink and stamp using the current coloured ink.
· Heat emboss around the edges of the flowers .
· Make up and adhere the flowers together and leave to one side.
· Take your chosen paper and stamp the burlap image just above where you want the pictures to go, slightly at an angle.
·         Stamp the edges of the paper using the burlap stamp (only about 2cm in)
· Heat emboss about ½ - ¾ cm around the edge using the embossing powders and also heat emboss the small enclosed heart .
·         Using the sentiment paper from the paper pack, cut out the words that I have on the twine (or others if you prefer).  Also cut out to other sentiments which you like. Ink around the edges.
·         Take two photos and and cut them so that they fit inside the decorative window frames (cut off the window pane part of the window).
· Ink the edges of all the elements using the current coloured ink.
·  Adhere all of the elements in position as in picture. ( Use 3d gel or foam pads to add a little dimension on some of them).
· Ink the twine a little if you wish and adhere the words onto it in position on your page.
·Add the crystals and stickles to finish

Project 2


Butterfly Heart  - Card
(Project 2)
Paper used:
·Heartfelt Creations Vintage Floret Collection and cream card stock
·8 x 8 inches cream card blank
Heartfelt Creations dies used:
· Timeless Amour (HCD 728)
· Vintage Floret  (HCD 727)
· April Release
· Layered Scalloped Posy (HCD 717)

Heartfelt Creations Stamps used:
  • Open Vintage Floret (HCPC  3500)
  • Mini Vintage Floret (HCPC 3502)
  • Bold Vintage Background (HCPC 3504)
  • Ryegrass Flourish (HCPC 3436)
Other items and Embellishments:

·   Small pearl brads, flat pearls and beads and daisy head pins (if you make your own butterfly antennae’s)

·  Stickles glitter – turquoise and diamond

·  Distress inks – weathered wood and broken china

·  Momento – Bahama blue

·  Adirondak – cloudy blue

·  Sparkly blue embossing powder


Dies needed:
·  Vintage Floret Flowers: 1 x medium/large, 5 x medium, 2 x small/medium, 2 x small 8 x extra small (keep 1 for the butterfly antennae)

This is only a guide as it depends how you wish to layer your flowers up. I have used some patterned paper and some cream card to make them.

·  6 x small blossom flowers ( from the layered scalloped posy die set)

·  2 x decorative hearts ( keep 1 inner) (using  your chosen paper)

·  2 x flourish dies from the April release dies (in cream card)

·  1 x small enclosed heart and 1 x small trellis heart

·  1 x plain sentiment box from the paper pad, matching your main paper used on the card.


·  Stamp the Vintage floret flowers with the co-ordinating stamps. Heat emboss some of them if you like.
·  Stamp  the Happy Birthday  sentiment onto cream card and cut out (either by hand or a Spellbinder die if you have one that fits). Distress the edges.
·  Take your chosen paper and cut it to measure 8 x 8 inches. Stamp the corners with the corner flourish and heat emboss with the sparkly blue embossing powder. Now adhere to the card base.
· Take the 2 decorative flourishes and decorative heart and distress the edges.
· Using the Decorative Heart die cut out an aperture on the front of the right hand side of the card at an angle. Close the card and with a pencil lightly mark the centre of the heart (this will be on the inside of the card) and now stamp here on the inside of the card with the Vintage Floret background stamp at the same angle as the aperture.
. Stamp 4 flourish corners onto the inside of the card.
· Close the card and adhere one of the decorative hearts in place so that it fits inside the aperture, but on the inside of the card. 
·  Now adhere the April release flourishes , decorative heart on the front of the card as in picture, it is supposed to resemble a butterfly.
·  Make up the flowers and adhere 3 of them on the top left hand corner (keep 1 small flower for the butterfly antennae)
·  Adhere the other 3 flowers inside the heart aperture on the inside of the card, (do this whilst the card is closed to ensure they do fit inside the heart aperture).
· Either make the pearl decorative pins yourself or use some bought decorative pins and adhere to the top of the heart aperture, as to resemble the butterfly antennae’s. Use the final small Vintage Floret to hide the glue as you do need to make sure that these are fully secure.
· Decorate the inside of the card with the remaining elements that you have left including the plain sentiment box.
· Add the sentiment to the front of the card as in picture.
· Adhere the 6 tiny blossoms onto the butterfly wings.
· Finally adhere the brads and pearls and add some stickles glitter to finish.

 The photos are not that great as I dropped my little lamps that go with my light tent when I bought it and changed the bulbs....... and it wasn't until last week that I realised they were the wrong bulbs, not daylight which in turn,  my photos up until the last week have been yellowy:(  I have updated most of the photo's on my blog but unfortunately I had already posted these projects over to America :(
As I have a very hectic weekend I will post the others tomorrow ........ and keep you all in suspense:)