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!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, 9 November 2015

Dream Valley Get Shapely!

Good Morning,

It's been 2 weeks since my last post and I must apologise for my lack of commenting. I have had lots going on of late what with health issues and lots of organising with visits from claim assessors. Good news was that I am fully covered but the bad news is the humidifiers have been on for 5 weeks now and they are not coming to check them for another 2 weeks. I'm hoping they will give the thumbs up then so that I can get straight for Christmas.

has a new challenge starting today, the theme being
Shaped Cards
no squares or rectangles

Di's Digi Downloads
Di's Digis are sponsoring the challenge and are offering digis of your choice as the prize

I used my cameo to cut a card base for a card I had ordered for a friends Auntie who has just celebrated her 100th Birthday.
I then cut the layers on the cameo in papers printed from a Dreamees CD which I then faux stitched round using a fine liner. Decoration was the added using flowers and leaves stamped from a Dreamees stamp set and a computer generated sentiment.

Hop on over to the main challenge blog for more shapely inspiration here

Monday, 26 October 2015

Dream Valley are Feeling Blue

Good Morning,

It's time for a new challenge over at
The theme this fortnight is:
Feeling Blue
So get out all your blue stash and get creating!
 We have a fab prize on offer from:
Sherri Baldy Designs
Image - Lil Lovely Hearts from Sheri Baldy
Paper - printed from A collection of colour schemes CD by Dreamees
Flowers -  stamp set by Dreamees, stamped on vellum heat, embossed with silver pearl
Leaves - MB die cut
Sentiment - Computer generated
Edges and flower centers glittered

Sorry for the poor photos not sure what I'm doing wrong, need to get my Daughter to have a look at the setting. It's beyond me!

More fabby ideas from the talented team can be found here

Saturday, 17 October 2015


Good Morning,

Here to give you a reminder that the current challenge has just under a week to run.
You need to use the sketch below to make your creation.

Here's my interpretation:

 Papers - printed from A collection of colour schemes CD by Dreamees
Flowers - Tangled flowers stamp set by Dreamees
Sentiment - Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set by Dreamees
Flourishes - Tonic die

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Trick or Treat

Good Morning,

Something for the Trick or Treaters when they call this year.
And it fitted the theme over at :
Moving Along With The Times 

The theme being:

Image - All Dressed up Mummy - coloured with markers
Headers, text & image cut on Cameo
Sweets - Aldi

Hop on over to see what my talented teamies have created to inspire here

I would like to enter:

All Dressed Up FB challenge - Autumn colours
Get Creative - Halloween
That Craft Place - Halloween
Creative Corner Challenge - Halloween
Crafty Calender Challenge - Halloween

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 :(