Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Halloween @ Dream Valley

Good Evening everyone,

Bit late with my post today , very busy weekend and forgot to schedule this, then came home from work shattered and feel asleep. I think I'm awake now!

Had a bit of a nightmare since my last post, what another one I hear you say.
Went out for lunch and a bit of shopping with my lovely sister, came home 5 hours later to discover I had left the kitchen tap running with both plugs shut.
Flooded the downstairs, all floor coverings removed, worktops kick-boards and a couple of units need replacing as do the skirting boards. Humidifiers been running since the 3rd, it's like being on a airport runway so am living in my bedroom at the minute. 
Could have been worse, it could have been dirty water!

Enough of that, now what I'm her for is, there's a new challenge starting today over at 
The theme is:

Image - tiddlyinks - Spell on Ya!
Colured with - Markers, glitter & viva pearls
Sentiment - Printed from Do Crafts CD
Webs cut on Cameo and glittered
Lace and paper roses to finish

This challenge is being sponsored by:
Imagine That

Hop on over to see what spooky creations the rest of the team have created.

Not sure what happened there, thought I had posted this yesterday

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Whats New Pussycat

Good Afternoon,

This is the E-Mail I received from a friend giving me the brief for an order:
A large size card - to read “Happy 21st Birthday Dominique - she has a black cat with white socks, can you use this as the subject of the card.

Took a while, not sure what to do, then remembered I had this very cute image which was a freebie from The Stamp Fairy called Kasi. I took the image over to silhouette studio to print and cut the image out then coloured it in with markers. I also printed and cut the sentiment and it's mat in silhouette which I position in puddy's paws.

The numbers were cut on the silhouette in a LOTV paper & the mat in black card.
Heartfelt creations stamp and die set was used to make the flowers and leaves

I would like to enter:

Crafty Friends Challenge - Pick a Tune - Whats New Pussycat - Tom Jones
Allsorts Challenge - Numbers
Crazy 4 Challenges - Show me the Blue

Monday, 28 September 2015

Play Bingo @ Dream Valley

Good morning bloggers,

How great to see a bit of sunshine, it's been shining all weekend here in Northampton.

Have a new a new challenge starting today, the theme this fortnight is:

chose any line from the board below and include these in your creation.

Pearls or Gems
Lace/ Ribbon
Stitching Real
or Faux
Dry or Heat

I chose the middle line going across:

Patterned paper, pink & faux stitching

Image - Tatty Ted topper printed fron Do Crafts CD
Papers - printed from A collection of colour schemes by Dreamees
Sentiment - Computer generated
Flower - HC stamp heat embossed on velum
Foliage - die cut, MB I think

Hope you will come and join in the challenge and be in with a chance of winning a super prize from either Crafts and Me or The Hobby House.
More fantastic inspiration can be found on the challenge blog compliments of the talented DT

Saturday, 26 September 2015


Good Morning my lovely crafty friends,

Well 1 week of my leave has gone, goes so quickly!
I've had a lovely week, got quite a bit of my to do list ticked and been out for lunch twice.
Hopefully I'll get the remaining things ticked early on in the week so that I can spend a day or two in my craft room having a little playtime as I'm up to date with orders.

This fortnight the prize at Friday Sketch Challenge is an embellishment pack worth £20.

The sketch this fortnight is:

and here is what I did with the sketch:

 Papers - printed from A collection of colour schemes by Dreamees
Flowers - Tangled flowers stamp set, heat embossed with silver pearl 
Leaves -  Tangled flowers stamp set, heat embossed with WOW frosted fir 
Sentiments - Heartfelt messages stamp set by Dreamees
Flower centers - Viva pearls
Embossed paper - CC folder
Border - SB die

Does anyone know why my laptop keeps turning off while I'm mid flow? 
It's getting very annoying!
It's turned off twice while writing this post :( 

Wednesday, 23 September 2015


Good Morning,

Something a bit different from me today, a shaped card.
I was asked to make a card for a friends Mum to give to her Great Grandson.
I see something online similar using dies but as I hadn't got a die suitable I got my Daughter to design me a cut file for the cameo.

After cutting all pieces in brown card ans brown wrapping paper the edges were inked before layering up. The sentiment was computer generated which was added to look as if the little fellow is holding it. I was pleased with how it turned out so made a few for my stock box, they sold at the first craft fair I took them to. Must get cutting!

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Filled With Wonder

Good Afternoon,
Day 2 of my leave and nearly caught up on my orders, yes I've found time to craft although I should be doing the decorating! 
I've be having a little play with some Dreamees goodies that I've not had time to use.

Papers - printed from A collection of colour schemes & Beautiful backing papers CD's
Flowers - Tangled flowers stamp set 
Sentiment - Sweet & stripey stamp set
Leaves - Die cut, not sure of make
Inked edges - DI
Flower centers - Viva pearls

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Friday Sketch Challenge #100

Good Morning;

There's just 5 day's left to get your entries in at
This is the sketch you need to follow:

Our sponsor this fortnight is All Dressed Up!

To be honest, since being ill I am very disorganized and was late making my card for this challenge.
LOTV ready coloured image came to the rescue, they are fabulous images and great for those last minute makes. 

Paper - Crafters Companion CD
Sentiment - Crafters Companion  Greetings - Occasions

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Hats and Scarves

Evening All,

Late with my post today, lost track of the days, sorry team!

Today sees the start of a new challenge starting over at 
Moving Along With The Times
with a fabby theme chosen by the lovely Janice
Hats & Scarves

Here's what I did:

Card base - circle folded in half
Paper - printed from a Polka Doodles CD, edges inked
Image - Digi garden, no longer trading
Colouring medium - markers, glossy accents & glitter jewels
Sentiment - computer generated
Mats - SB scalloped circles

Monday, 31 August 2015

Dream Valley are going Back to School

Good Morning everyone,

Time for a new challenge over at
Dream Valley 

This fortnights challenge is:
Back to School

and we are sponsored by the fabby Paper Shelter

Image - Back to School from The Paper Shelter
Couloring medium - Markers, chalks & distress ink
Papers - Free download from The Shabby Shoppe
Blackboard - computer generated
Ruler and pencil - computer generated

Have a Great Day

Sunday, 30 August 2015


Good Morning my Crafty Friends,

My last post was the day before I went to London for a few days with my Sister to see Mama Mia. The show was absolutely fabulous, really enjoyed it although I was not feeling 100%.

Returned home on the Thursday, chest pain getting worse so went to A&E. I was admitted for tests & Pleurisy was the diagnosis.  Antibiotics and painkillers was the treatment and when the pain was under control, home to recover.

So here I am, hoping to be back tomorrow with my DT make for Dream Valley and then round to see what wonderful creations you have all been making.