Friday, 19 September 2014

Back to the 20's

Good Morning my crafty friends,

Hope you are all well and looking forward to your weekend.
I'm back to work on Monday, the 2 weeks have flown by. 

I was pleased with the LO of the card I posted yesterday so decided to use it again.
This time I coloured up a super sweet image from The Paper Shelter  called In The 20's
isn't she just adorable.

I used markers & chalk to colour the image and added a little glitter to the flower. The papers are from Raspberry Road called Timeless Victorian, they have lots to choose from and well worth a look. The sentiment was computer generated. The border die is from Spellbinder - A2 Scalloped Borders One. Finishing touches doily, seam binding & frantage.

I would like to enter:

Crafty creations - Vintage
Lets  craft and create  - anything goes

                      Have a lovely weekend

Thursday, 18 September 2014

The Fairies are at MAWTT

Good Morning,

Need to get the sewing machine out to make the blind for my room. Carpets been laid and all the paintings been done, just waiting on the furniture now. I can't wait to get my dining room back!

That's the theme the lovely Pami has chosen for us over at
Moving Along With The Times
this week
I took the opportunity to colour up Freya Cupcake that I've been wanting to do for a while but never got round to. I printed and cut out all the pieces a while ago to to make a card for my children to give to my Sister whose birthday is in December and guess what they call her!
I have used papers printed from the Camden Town CD again, I can't help it I love them. The border was cut with a Spellbinder die - A2 Scalloped Borders One. All layers were matted onto kraft card that was cut on the silhouette as was the image/sentiment (print & cut). Markers, chalk, glamour dust, edible art glitter & viva pearls were used to colour the image.

Hop on over to see some fab examples here, then hop on over to my teamies blogs to find out items used and maybe leave them a comment which I know they love to get.

I would like to enter:

DigiStamp Boutique - Monthly competition
Crafty Boots - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - Anything Goes

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Sunday Sketch & Stamp #217

 Good Morning,

I'm running late today as I forgot to make my DT card for
Sunday Sketch and Stamp
which should have gone live at 10.00. I must say sorry to Anne Marie who is hosting this weeks challenge with this fab sketch:

I have used a freebie image from All Dressed Up FB page, she is called Twinkle Toes and is just adorable and a dream to colour up. I have used markers, chalk, glamour dust and viva pearls to colour her up. Don't you think she is just so sweet!

The papers are printed from a Polka Doodles CD and white embossed with Spellbinders Dainty Dots folder. All layers were matted onto kraft card. The hearts were printed from a CD ages ago but I can't remember which one, I think it was one of Kirsty Wisemans. These had a coating of glossy accents to give them sheen and a button like appearance.

I'm off to empty my room of all the decorating bits and to get the carpet up as my new carpet is being fitted tomorrow, can't wait to get everything in there.

Have a great Day!

Friday, 12 September 2014

Friday Sketch Challenge #78

 Good Morning,

1 week of my annual leave gone already, how quickly the weeks go!
I'm pleased to say that I went back on line and got the furniture for my craft room delivered earlier than I thought, they must have had a cancellation, goodie!!!

I have a card to share with you today that I made using a Rick St Dennis image chicago-digi-stamp.
He is sponsoring the challenge over at
Friday Sketch Challenge
He has a great choice of digis in his store here

The image was coloured with markers and a little frantage. The paper was from a scrap booking kit I brought years ago and HOTP pad. The words and numbers were cut on the silhouette.
I followed this fortnights sketch which I rotated.

Why not hop on over to the challenge blog for more super examples.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, 11 September 2014

18 to 90

Good Morning,

My craft room make over is slow, the prep I find so boring and have to make myself do it. I will be more motivated when I can see some progress. I went online to order the furniture and can't get it delivered till the 8th October so I'm thinking no rush. However I then remembered that I have asked the carpet fitter to lay the carpet on Monday so need to get a move on.

I thought I would share a couple of quick makes.
I was asked for a couple of cards at short notice so made use of some pre coloured images from a couple of Do Crafts CD's Forever Friends Celebrations and Wellington Sunny Days collection

All papers were printed from the CD's .
The numbers were cut on the silhouette

Both cards were personalised with the birthday girls name. I did this by adding text to the tags.
Ribbon and die cut/punched flowers were added for that finishing touch.

I think the images on these CD's are so versatile, they do for so many occasions for both male and female and all ages.

Have a lovey day

Thursday, 4 September 2014

No Squares at MAWTT's

 Good morning my crafty friends,

Another weekend is nearly here, don't they come round quickly.
I then have 2 weeks off work when hopefully I will get my room decorated. However at the moment I can't get in touch with the carpet fitter so I daren't order the furniture till I have a date from him.

Debs is hosting this weeks challenge over at
Moving Along With The Times
She wants everyone to shape up and doesn't want to see any squares!

I hope you like my owl shaped card.
The body was cut out in a freebie paper from Bearly Mine. The same shape was cut out twice in card and the back piece was scored below the ears to allow the card to open/stand. All the other pieces were cut out in white card and coloured with markers. The bunting and the letters were cut on the silhouette and attached to bakers twine.

For more great shaped cards, all very different hop on over to the challenge blog here.

Have a lovely day!

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Sunday Sketch & Stamp #216

Good Morning,

I am hosting the challenge over at 
Sunday Sketch & Stamp
with this sketch:

Here is my card:

The grey scale digi stamp has had a touch of colour added with markers and a bit os sparkle with glamour dust and pee wee glitter. The panels and lettering was cut on the silhouette in papers printed from the Camden Town CD from Crafters Companion.

You can get more inspiration here

I'm of now to shop for decorating bits for my craft room.
Have a great day!

Friday, 29 August 2014

Friday Sketch Challenge #77

Good Morning my crafty friends,
Nearly the weekend, yippee!! Don't know why but this week has really been hard going. Still 1 more week at work then I've got 2 weeks off. My plan is to get my Sons bedroom that he vacated in January decorated and made into my craft room, can't wait. Think I'm gonna get the furniture from Ikea but I'm open to suggestions. 

Here is this week's sketch over at
it was designed by me, I hope you like it.
The challenge is being sponsored by Flat Friends, I have used one of their images which is called 'Walkies' and can be found here

I used 'Breath Fresh Air Too' digi papers from nitwits. I shrunk down the paper to paper piece the dress and colour picked some plain pink for the belt. The rest of the image was coloured with markers, chalks and some glossy accents. 

Have a lovely day!

Monday, 25 August 2014

Welcome Toby!

Good Afternoon,

I hope you are all enjoying the long weekend.
I've had family round for meals both Saturday & Sunday so having a rest today along with a bit of crafting.
Here's a card I made for a customer who regularly emails me a brief , I hope she likes it!

The image is form the Louie Love collection from DigiStamp Boutique. I coloured him with markers and a little chalk and paper pieced the hearts with baby's name printed on a piece of shrunk down backing paper. Both sentiments and the image was printed and cut on the silhouette. The white banner was then embossed with the swiss dots folder. The backing paper was digi printed from a Do Crafts CD.

Enjoy the rest of your day!
I would like to enter:

DigiStamp Boutique - Monthly competition

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Sunday Sketch & Stamp #215

Good Morning,
A bit dull here in Northampton this morning, I think it's gonna rain!
Oh well, I won't say no to having to stay in and craft.

There's a new challenge starting today over at
Here's my card :

Using a recent freebie from Bugaboo called Fun Flowers which you can find here
Coloured with markers with some viva pearl dots
Sentiment HOTP
Dainty dots embossed paper

and here's the sketch:
Hop on over to see what the talented DT have created here

Have a Great Day!