Monday, 1 February 2016

Love Birds

Good Morning,

Back to work this morning after a week off  :(  It's always hard going back but ok once I get there.
I have scheduled this post to let you know there's a new challenge starting over at 
Dream Valley
we have the fabby Robyns Fetish sponsoring the challenge and they kindly gave the DT some images to use, I chose Love Birds aren't they just so cute.
Have you guessed what the theme is?

I print and cut the image on my Cameo and coloured it in with markers and a touch of chalk. The backing paper is from a LOTV paper pad called heartfelt which has sadly been discontinued. The heart border has been cut using a MB die and 3 of the hearts  waste has been pieced back in . The sentiment was printed from a Do Crafts CD. A doily with inked edges, ribbon and a gem was added for the finishing touch.

This week's theme, if you haven't already guessed is:


Hop on over to the main challenge blog to see the super work of the talented DT

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Heart to Heart

Good Evening,
I thought I would share a card with you that I made after getting some inspiration from pinterest . 
The card I saw had flowers punched out which I thought would work using hearts, so here it is:

I used the cameo to design & cut the heart aperture panel. Scraps of papers printed from a Dreamees CD were stuck to a smaller piece of white card using the aperture panel to position in the correct place. I then doodled black lines and dots on the panel and stamped the sentiment. Foam tape was used to apply this to the piece with patterned paper on, this was then glued onto a black piece of card. Gems were then added for a bit of sparkle.
Hope you likey!

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Tatty with Flower

Good Morning,

Thought I would share a card with you I made a while ago but never got to share because of my naughty laptop. It's just a simple one using a pre coloured image. My aim this year is to try and be a more regular blogger as of late I have only posted my DT makes. Will I or won't I ?

Image -pre coloured, printed from Do Crafts CD
Backing paper  - printed from the Camden Town CD from Crafters Companion
Textured paper -SB dainty dots embossing folder
Sentiment -computer generated
butterfly -cut on cameo, coloured with a marker and glittered with glamour dust
Flourish -MB die with a gem 

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Embossing needed @ MAWTT

Good Morning,

Here to let you know there's a new challenge starting over at
Moving Along With The Times
The theme chosen by this week's hostess Diane is
either dry or heat or maybe both
I did a bit of both with heat embossed leaves on vellum and embossed backing paper using the
 A4 dainty dots folder from SB

Image - Girl with Mushroom by Julia Spiri
Colouring medium - SN pencils
Sentiment - Dreamees stamp
Leaves Dreamees stamp - heat embossed
Backing paper - SB dainty dots embossing folder
Finishing touches - bakers twine, faux stitching, brads & a wooden ladybird

Come a join us this week, more fabby inspiration from the talented DT can be found here

Have fun!

Monday, 18 January 2016

New Beginnings @ Dream Valley

Good Morning,
It's been a long time since I've done any blogging.
I've been having trouble with my laptop, it kept turning itself off whilst I was in the middle of things. I gave up using it as it was so annoying. Then my Daughter borrowed it and it turned off and wouldn't turn on again. I took it to the local repair shop who after having it for several days it is mended. 
Apparently it started updating itself to windows 10 but it turned off mid way through which had caused it to no longer load up. The repair man forced the upgrade and now it's working fine and no longer turning off, hooray!!!! So blogging buddies I'm ready to start regular visits/postings

New Beginnings 
is the theme over at 
Dream Valley 
 First challenge after the Christmas break starting today.
I have used an image from our fabulous sponsors Pink Gem Designs

Image - Baby Boy  Bundle (pre coloured)
Papers & sentiment - printed from Do Crafts CD 
Date disc - free download from ? not sure

Hop on over to the main challenge blog for more great inspiration

Monday, 21 December 2015

It's Christmas at Dream Valley

Good Morning,

Can I take this opportunity to wish you a Very Happy Christmas just in case I don't get to post again before the big day.

Over at 
the new challenge is 
 I'm sure there's plenty been made out there that have not been shared yet so get posting
We have several fabby sponsors this challenge. You can find full details on the challenge blog here

Image - Lonely This Christmas from Dr Digi
colouring medium - Markers, glamour dust & glossy accents
Snowflakes -Dreamees stamp embossed with Frosty the Snowman by Chloe
Sentiment - Stamp by Chloe

Once again 
Happy Christmas

Thursday, 10 December 2015

A Special Christmas @ MAWTT

Good Morning,

I'm hostess this week over at 
Moving Along With The Times

my chosen theme is:
To A Special Person at Christmas

I was asked to make a card for a 2 year old to give to his Nanny & Pappy 
(Grandad, here in Northampton we say Pappy and it impossible to buy a card with it on)
I thought I would use this as my DT card, so here it is.

Image - Barkley printed from Crafters Companion CD (such sweet images)
Paper - LOTV
Sentiment - Computer generated
Snowflakes - die cut, glittered with glamour dust & a gem in the center.

Monday, 7 December 2015

Dream Valley

 Good Morning,
Here with a heads up of a new challenge at
Dream Valley 
This fortnights theme is:
die cuts & punches
my card has MB die cut stars on which I coloured and glittered then decoupaged gold coloured stars for more dimension.  

Image - All Dressed Up For Christmas which I grabbed when Wendy kindly put it on the FB page for free for 24 hours a couple of weeks ago. Isn't see gorgeous. Can be bought here
Colouerd with - SN pencils, I have had these a while but have only just got round to having a play with them. Gloosy accents was added to the baubles and stickles to the wings & under skirt.
Papers - Trees printed from a polka doodles CD & embossed white with cuttlebug folder.

Hop on over to see the wonderful creations from my teamies here

Monday, 23 November 2015

Dream Valley get Stitching

Good Morning,

I've had a very pleasing end of last week and weekend.
Seems like I've not had good news to share for ages!
Restoration came out Thursday and issued a certificate to say the house is dry (at last)
So on Saturday flooring was laid in the dining room and hall, this had been prematurely booked which until Friday looked as if would have to be cancelled. So you can imagine how happy I am, what a great birthday pressie! Yes it's my Birthday today.

Enough of me.
has a new challenge starting today
Stitching - real or faux

I've made something a little different for this challenge
A wee little Snowman

I cut the body, hat, boots and nose out of grey board then covered them in card. The edges were then sanded and inked and faux stitching was added to the body with a black pen. Black pearls were used for the buttons and eyes and glossy accents were applied to the nose. Bakers twine was used for the scarf and around the hat then a holly establishment was stamped from the Chloe boot stamp to add to the hat (after being glittered. Holes were punched with my big bite and brown string was used to hang boots on. 
Hope you like!!!!!! I do, I love snowmen

Thursday, 12 November 2015

When The Bee Stings!

Good Morning,

And do we have an interesting challenge for you over at
Moving Along With The Times
It really got me thinking.
Ang (Mrs Duck) has chosen the theme which is:
My Favourite Things
as in the song from The Sound of Music.
Can you guess which lyrics I went with?

Image - Meljens freebie Honey Bee Buckets
Coloured with - Markers
Papers - Raspberry Road, Honey Bee set
Wording - Computer generated
Hexagons - cut on cameo

Did you guess?
If you are not sure of the lyrics hop on over to the main challenge blog where you will find them as well as more ideas from the talented DT

I went with:
When the bee stings, I think the title may have been a big clue!!!!!!!!!!!!