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Monday, 30 March 2015

Love Spring Time


Good Afternoon,

It's Monday which means there's a new challenge starting over at 
This week's challenge is being sponsored by the fabulous 
All Dressed up Challenge blog

I took the opportunity  to use this challenge to make a card for my Granddaughter's birthday which is on Easter Sunday and the challenge theme suits her to the ground:
Ribbon/Lace & Pearls
all things so girly which is Alisha


I used an image from this week's sponsor called 'Love Spring Time' and can be found here. I printed it and cut it using my Cameo, cutting out an extra bow for her hair. I used markers and a spot of chalk to colour the image, using the blender pen to bleach out the spots on the butterfly. I used all three items in this week's challenge theme, pleating the ribbon before adding over the lace. The digi papers are from Nit Wits and  the Barkley CD. 

Hop on over to the challenge blog to see what fab creations the talented team have made.

Thank you for visiting my blog today
Have a Great Day!
I would like to enter:

All dressed up challenge - Anything goes

Friday, 27 March 2015

FSC #91

Good Evening,

Pleased to report the plumber returned, fitted my taps but refused to change the radiator. However he did a quick clean up with a wire brush round the valve and sealed it with a bit of tape, job done without the big bill. Can you believe it? I couldn't I was expecting to get stung.

Onto the new challenge starting over at Friday Sketch Challenge with this super sketch to work with 



Here's what I did with the sketch:


I had a little play with my new digikit CD from Serif -Victoria Nelson's Occasions Collection
The backing papers were printed from the Crafters Companion Barkley CD and a piece of dainty dots embossed paper. The flowers are a mixture of punched, die cut and cameo cut.

Have a good evening!


Wednesday, 25 March 2015

With Love Mouse

Good Afternoon,

Just had the 4th plumber round to look at some work I need doing. They keep looking and say they'll get back to me with a price but it never happens, I never hear from them again. The chappie that's been today is coming back in the morning to do the most urgent job, a dripping kitchen tap that is driving me mad.

I thought I would share a card with you today that I made very quickly (as I nearly forgot) for a friends birthday. I had the Mouse with Love digi from Di's Digi's already coloured up using markers, it's well worth a look she has a great selection of fab images.


The backing paper was printed from the Camden Town CD.
The card was embossed with a cuttlebug folder.
The flowers and flousish were die cut/punched.

Have a great day in the sunshine!



Friday, 20 March 2015

Easter Parade

Good Evening,

Been to the NEC today to purchase some goodies for work, oh and couldn't resist a few bits for me too, only a few bits!

Now I need to remind you of the current challenge running over at
and here is the sketch:

For my card I have used an image from this week's sponsor Rick St Dennis called Easter Parade and can be found in store here


The image is coloured with markers
The papers were printed from Crafters Companion Barkley Everyday Papercrafting CD 

Have a lovely weekend everyone!


Thursday, 19 March 2015

Tag- You're it @ MAWTT


Good Evening,

I can't believe how quickly the week's are flying by. So quick that I forgot it was Team A's turn to show their creations for this week's challenge over at 

I must say a big sorry to this week's hostess, the lovely Janice. With a fabby theme

Tag - Your it!
so get out those tags, die cuts or electronic cutting machines and come join in!

My card was made using a Hunkydory kit that was free with a magazine a while ago.
I made an easel card, adding my tag to the ribbon/bow on the card stopper.



Monday, 16 March 2015

Easter Bunny

Good Afternoon,

The week's seem to flying by and spring is nearly here. Can't wait for the nicer weather.

Today I would like to share my DT card for the new challenge over at
 this week's theme is:
Easter
and is sponsored by:
Robyn's Fetish

Here my card:

For my card I have used a super sweet image from DigiStamp Boutique, it is being retired so it is reduced. Easter-collection.  I printed the image on water colour card and used WC pencils to colour the image in, and I must say I really enjoyed it. The papers are called Garden Party from Dovecraft.

Thursday, 5 March 2015

MAWTT want you to share your Bunnies!

Good Morning,

Hope you are all well, big hugs for those that need one.
I'm enjoying traveling to and from work in day light, roll on better weather.

Judith is hosting this weeks challenge over at:

The theme she has chosen is:
'Show us a Bunny'
Anything at all as long as there's a rabbit on it somewhere
I have used a super cute digi from Di's Digi's that you can find here along with lots of more.


The image was coloured with markers and a touch of glamour dust. The papers are Garden Party from Dovecraft. The kraft card border was cut using a SB die. Nice, simple & super cute.

Hop on over to the main challenge blog for more super creations from the talented DT


Monday, 2 March 2015

Mother's Day @ Dream Valley

 Good Morning,

Don't the weekends fly by?
Which means it's Monday and a new challenge is starting over at
We have not one but two super sponsors:

CRAFTS AND ME ONLINE STORE

&

The Hobby House
This week's theme is:
'Mothers Day'


I have used a fabby image from this week's sponsor  birdy girl valentine digital stamp the sentiment in the heart was added by me. I used the silhouette to print and cut the image before colouring it in with markers. The sentiment and butterflies were also cut on the cutter. The papers are  called 'Boho Chic' a new pad that I couldn't resist! Hobby House pearls were added to the sentiment and butterflies. 

Hop on over to see what the team have created.


Friday, 27 February 2015

FSC #89

Good Evening,

I must confess I am late posting this, the reason being, I worked my first full week this week after returning to work. I came home this evening, laid on the bed and fell asleep.

Now I'm awake I would like to share my DT card for the new challenge starting over at

This weeks sketch is mine, I hope you like!

and here's my card


I have used a fabby image called shabby-chic-birdhouse from this week's sponsor


more images can be found here
Hop on over to the main challenge blog to see what prize is on offer.

I printed off some papers from Raspberry Road which I distressed (must say I'm loving my new tool) and inked then added a little frantage.

Hope you will join in the challenge, want to see what you do with my sketch.

Have a great evening and lovely weekend.



Wednesday, 25 February 2015

So Grateful

Good Evening,
My arm is feeling a lot better now so am able to do a bit of crafting now :)

Thought I would share a hanging I made recently.
The heart was cut out of chipboard, covered in paper then sanded round the edges to give a smooth finish. I then used distress ink to stamp flourishes round the edge before inking  the edges with the same ink. The sentiment was printed onto some paper, the edge was torn and inked before adding to the heart. A piece of lace and pleated seam binding was then added.


The flowers are all handmade. 
The largest one is made from several layers of scalloped circle die cuts. 
The daisy type flowers are punched in different size and some were layered up.
The leaves were die cut in kraft card , edges inked and waxed.


Finishing touches, bit of twine and some glittered butterflies

Have a lovely evening