Friday, 31 May 2013

DT card for The Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge

Hi everyone! I notice that I have a few more new followers so a big hello to you and thank you all for visiting my blog:)
Well it's Friday again and this fortnight sees a new challenge over at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge...... and the theme is BLING IT ON! I just couldn't go wrong with this one could I !!!!!!!
I have used  a Lacy Sunshine digi again - Emily Spring Ladybugs ( I have fallen in love with these digi's so you will be seeing more soon)  and coloured her in with copics!

  • I have used Wild Rose Studio papers -Flight of Fancy, Maja Designs and dusky pink Core'dinations.
  • Spellbinder dies used: grand ovals, opulent ovals, and gold elements one.
  • Flowers, pearl swirls, gems, Rhinestone sparkles, ribbon, sentiment stamp ( whimsy Stamps) are all available from The Hobby House
  • Stickles glitter and distress ink - Milled Lavender are available from Sir Stampalot.
  • The tiny diamonte heart is from Mei Flower.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
613 Avenue -anything goes
Lacy Sunshine - anything goes
Fab & Funky - Girly
Creative Moments -Lot's of layers
In The Pink - anything goes as long as it is pink

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Lacy Sunshine - Emily Spring Ladybugs

Good morning fellow bloggers! The card that I have to share with you today is one which I was inspired to make when I saw Chris (Always about Colour) demonstrate it on C&C tv and also at
 Sir Stampalot a few weeks ago. The card Chris made was a 6x6 card so I have had to change the sizes as I wanted to make mine 8x8.

Basically I made the bottom shelve by cutting a piece of card 41/2" long by 8". I scored at 1/2" and again at 1", this creates the shelve, with the 1/2" piece to adhere to the base card.. The second shelve I made by cutting a piece of card 7" long x 61/4". I scored at 1/2" and again at 1" this again creates a shelve with the 1/2" to adhere to the base card. Cover the shelves in your chosen papers and adhere to the base card (also covered in chosen papers). I hope this makes sense!!! Not sure that mine is sitting as nicely as Chris's though:(

The items that I used:
  • Lacy Sunshine digi -Emily Ladybugs... coloured in with copics.
  • Papers are Maja Design -Vintage Spring Basics, available from Live and Love Crafts
  • Cardstock used - 8x8card blank and lilac core'dinations.
  • Spellbinder dies used: Cherry Blossom and Labels Twenty Nine
  • The vintage shabby cork hearts, shabby seam binding, and diamonte button are all available from Live and Love crafts.
  • The flowers, pearls, lace and sentiment (Whimsy Stamps) are all available from The Hobby House.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Fab and Funky - Girly
Creative Moments - lot's of layers
Lacy Sunshine #9 - anything goes
Live and Love Crafts - 50 shades of lilac

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

DT project for Heartfelt Creations

Evening to you all! As promised earlier I have my Heartfelt Creations DT project to share with you ..... Cascading Flowers Money Box:

For full instructions and the items I used please go to the Heartfelt Creations blog you will also get to see a sneak preview of Junes release collection:) and also see more of the very talented DT creations!.
I would like to enter my project into the following challenges:
Electic Ellapu - Handmade flowers
Make My Monday - Handmade embellishments

The Hobby House - My Introduction

Good morning fellow blogging friends:). Today over on The Hobby House blog as part of the new design team it is my introduction day! I am so proud to be part of the team:) I am in love with all of there lush products:).  Over the next week you will be introduced to all of the design team so please hop on over and take a look at there blogs...they are a very talented crafty bunch! As part of our introduction The Hobby House are show casing one of our projects that we submitted for the design team call and this is one of mine........ Happy Days...Memory Album


All of the products used are available from The Hobby House Website HERE. ( Apart from the album itself which is a chipboard album which I bought when I went to Ally Pally).
Don't forget that the new Hobby House challenge starts on 1st June:)
Ohhh and be sure to pop by later as I will being posting my DT project for Heartfelt Creations:)
I would like to enter my project into the following challenges:
Created with love - you lift me up
Make It Monday - Always anything goes
Deep Oceon Challenge - Ribbon/& or lace
Crafty Bloggers Network - O's & X's (diecut's /punches, flowers & ribbon)

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Crafting When We Can Challenge - My DT card

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you are all well and doing lot's of fun things this Bank holiday weekend:) The weather is lovely here in Cambridgeshire and I hope you are having some sunshine too!
Today is a new challenge over at Crafting When We Can - the theme this week is punches/or die cuts
We are sponsored by Kenny K downloads so for a chance to win hop over and join in the fun:).
For my card I have used the very glamorous Jasmine!

  • The spellbinder dies that I have used are: Grand Labels Four, Enchanted labels 28, A2 Bracket Borders one, Flowers and Flourishes and Bitty Blossom.
  • Papers used: Maja Designs - Vintage Spring Basics 9th April and 3rd April -Available from Live and Love Crafts.
  • I have used Milled Lavender distress inks and as always a little Stickles glitter - Available from Sir Stampalot
  • The sentiment is  from Whimsy Stamp - Available from The Hobby House
  • The pearl brads, pearls and gemstone sparkles -All available from The Hobby House
I have coloured Jasmine in using Copics :

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Electic Ellapu - Self-made flowers
Crafty Calender - Blooms and Blossoms
Our Creative Corner - Anything Goes

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Special Friend

Evening everyone in blog land! A bit of a late post today:(  My project that I would like to share with you today is an 8x8 card.
The stamp that I have used is Spring Bringer - Wee Stamps (hoping that this will bring us some sunshine this bank holiday) I have made a scene using some stamps from some freebies that I had in my stash.

  • I coloured the images in using the above Copics.
  • The papers that I have used are Basic Grey -Sweet Threads, pink and green card stock.
  • The Spellbinder dies that I have used are - Jewel flowers and flourishes, grand labels four, and grand squares.
  • The lace, flowers and pearls are from The Hobby House
  • The sentiment is a Wild Rose Studio stamp and the die cut letters are Hero Arts and both available from Sir Stampalot.
  • The seam binding, decorative corners and birdcage charm are from Live and Love Crafts.
  • I have used some loose glitter and stickles to finish.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Divas by Design - friendship
Fab n Funky - ribbon and lace
Whimsy Inspiration - anything goes
Twisted Tuesday - make it girly -twist, friends

Wednesday, 22 May 2013


Happy Wednesday everyone! Although today is a very sad day for many.... the devastation in Oklahoma  City has effected so many people and I would just like to say that my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Today I have decide to  take part in WOYWW! My DT project for Heartfelt Creations got missed out this week on there blog ... it is very hectic at the moment and Emma Lou bless her is on a plane on her way to Australia.... lucky thing! it is just one of those things that happens! it was just I was rather exited to share it with you as it is something a little different :)..... maybe I could give a little sneak peak later:). But please still go and have a look at what the other DT members have created ..... most have used the new Sun Kissed Fleur collection and I have to say they a certainly keeping me on my toes.... They are a very talented bunch :)
So anyway .... this is my desk today ...... mostly Heartfelt Creations stuff as on Tuesdays and Wednesdays I usually try and work on my DT projects! You will nearly always see a cup of coffee somewhere on my desk....usually cold as I tend to get carried away with my creation that I forget that  it is there:(. My Grand Calibur is always on it too....but don't tell hubby, but I have ordered the new Ebosser!!!! against all my believes because I just love my Grand Calibur, but I saw one in action at Sir Stampalot on Saturday ....and ohhh I just had to have one, I'm thinking it may make my life a little easier :) Sooo heres my desk......

You can see that the new dies and stamps come in one so that you can cut and stamp lot's all at once.... this is a great idea :). I am also in the middle of a project using the Spellbinder Bird Sanctuary.... so there you have it my desk today!!!!

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Bookmark Card

Evening fellow bloggers! I hope you are all well:)
My card that I would like to share with you today is a bookmark card. I was inspired by a card that I saw on Saturday made by Chris....  and I needed to make a card with a bookmark and this design I thought was perfect for this. I have used the spellbinder die labels four and made a pocket on the front of the card with it. The image is a topper from The Hobby House - Baby Fairies by Mo Manning. I have distressed the edges with milled lavender.


  • The papers that I have used are Dreamcatcher -first Edition. The olive green heart paper is The Hobby House
  • Flowers, pearl, wooden buttons, and lace are all available from The Hobby House
  • The Spellbinder dies that I have used Are Grand Labels Four.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Created with Love - ribbon and lace
Challenge4everyone - anything goes
Sister Act challenge - anything goes
Love to Create - something for the kids

Monday, 20 May 2013

I am now a DT member for THE HOBBY HOUSE.

A very good morning to you all! The weekend is over so quickly:(
Last night I received some exciting news..... I have been chosen along side 11 other wonderful talented crafters to be part of The Hobby House's new Design Team.  Our creations will be on the new challenge blog which I do believe begins on the 1st June!!!! And maybe also shown on Create and Craft TV where the lovely talented Chris from The Hobby House demonstrates:)... This is such an amazing and exciting Team for me to be part of!!! :)
I have used there products for a few years now, but over the last few months I have really become addicted to them:) The colour pallete of there pearls, ribbon and toppers all beautifully co-ordinate. They have recently added beautiful card too there ever increasing range too:). You will have probably noticed that I don't make a card or project without a little bling, so there products are a perfect match for me:). When I got news that I was to be part of the Heartfelt Creations design Team I wanted too also find some products that complemented my designs.... and The Hobby House products do just that!!!!
So  if you are not familiar with The Hobby House products hop over to there will find Embellishments, flowers, ribbon, stamps, accessories (including dies, paper pads, punches to name just a few) charms, Toppers (including KennyK, Wee Stamps), all that beautifully co-ordinate together soooo well !!! Also do take a look at there blog and see all of the other lucky DT members :) HERE
I am unable to show you my designs that I submitted to them for the DT call at the moment ... you will get to see these later, but I have chosen a few of my projects to give you an idea of some of there products.... and what you could create with them ...

So I would just like to say a big thank you to The Hobby House for giving me this amazing and exciting opportunity x I am honoured to be part of the team!!!! x
I will be back later with a new project to share with you all :) x

Sunday, 19 May 2013

True Love X

Afternoon! I hope you are all enjoying your weekend:).
Just a little reminder that there is a new challenge theme over at Fussy and Fancy..... Lace and Pearls...we can't wait to see all of your gorgeous creations!!!!.
Yesterday I visited Sir Stampalot who are based just outside Peterborough and I was privileged to have met the very talented Lou.... craftylou'sworld.(LOTV DT member and Sir Stampalot DT member)and the very talented Chris alwaysaboutcolour (as seen on C&C tv for The Hobby House and Sir Stampalot DT member) and what an amazing day!!!!! They are both incredibly talented and such lovely ladies and I came away buzzing with lot's of new ideas!!!! :) Thank you ladies for such a brilliant day x
Sooooo, my project today is a card!  I have used an image from LOTV sketch pad set 4...True Love!

  • I have coloured the image in using copics.
  • The card base is from The Hobby House and comes in a pack of 6 (I think) and measures 148 x 148mm.
  • I have covered the card in using Bazzill polka dot card. The papers that I have used are Melissa Francis - C'est La Vie and Maja Design - Vintage Spring Basics. The other card used is Bazzill.
  • The paper flower has been die cut using Heartfelt Creations die - Vintage Floret -HCD 727, and stamped using the co-ordinating stamp -HCPC 3500 and HCPC3502. The foliage has been die cut using Heartfelt Creations die set - Delicate Asters - HCD 726 and again stamped with the co-ordinating stamp - HCPC 3494. The foliage swirl is from the Gift Ensemble set - HCD 735.
  • I have gently used some green ink to add a little hint of green too the white lace.
  • The lace, pearl swirl, flower, pearl border, tiny flower pearls, charm, rhinestone sparklers, and roses are all from The Hobby House.
  • The shabby seam binding is from Live and Love Crafts. TIP: If you don't want the seam binding quite as shabby you can iron it out either with an iron or as I have done....use hair straighteners!!!!! so easy!!!! I even use them on lace and ribbon and and also on paper:).
  • The blue paper string is Tim Holtz. The sentiment is a Wild Rose Studio stamp and both available from Sir Stampalot.
  • And of course I have finished with some Stickles glitter - Diamond
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Challenges4everyone - always anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu - anything goes
Lacy Sunshine - anything but square
Divas by Design - Shape it up