Monday 30 April 2012

Laura and Henri

Sadly this is my last card as a guest designer for The Stamp Basket. I have loved working with these beautiful products. Thanks Janet for the opportunity.

My last card uses the following products from The Stamp Basket.

Craftwork Cards Scalloped edge card blank
Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
Sarah Kay stamp Laura and Henri
Prima Sun Kiss paper pad
Distress Ink Wild honey
Memory Box Macarena corner and Sofia Heart dies

I have also used Promarkers and Flexmarkers, pins from The Hobby House and a stamped LOTV sentiment.

Don't forget there are some fabulous offers in the shop including 25% off some stamps and dies.


Simon Says Anything Goes
Truly Scrumptious Distressing and die cuts/punches
Aud Sentiments Anything
Crafty Catz Anything goes
Wags n Whiskers Distressing
Hotshot Young Love

Sneak peek

Well after another very wet weekend I've woken up to some sunshine which according to the weather forecast is only going to last today. I've even got some washing outside, the first time for absolutely ages.

I've finished off the last of my 18 samples for Crafter's Companion for two launches and these are for the first launch on Thursday. They are some new Reddy Decoupage called professions. There is also some beautiful new embossed Core'dinations. I love this card as it looks so good sanded and/or torn. I've used spray and shine on the decoupage and a stamped sentiment from the Popcorn Pals range.

I would like to enter this into the no designer paper challenge at Fab n funky.

My second card uses some gingham paper from Beatrix Potter and some of the lovely satin ribbon from Crafter's Companion again with some of the sanded Core'dinations.

I'll be back shortly with my last GDT card for The Stamp Basket.

Sunday 29 April 2012

A touch of Spring

This weather really is unbelievable, pouring with rain again. Despite the awful weather yesterday the food and craft fair was a great success. Lots of lovely customers, loads of money raised for MacMillan Nurses and I had my best ever sales. I sold 25 cards and almost £15 worth of crafty stash. Need to get crafting to replace them as I have loads of craft fairs over the Summer. My next craft fair is on Wednesday, thankfully another indoor venue. Its such a nice social thing to do, especially as I work from home. There are always other cardmakers who like to rummage through my stash for sale and have a good chat.

I have another bag to share with you today, this time using one of the gorgeous Pollycraft bears, which has been coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. I have used the lush Papermania Henbury Lane papers, DI Tattered Rose, MS border punch and Memory Box Willow Dragonfly and butterfly dies with kraft card.

Here's a close up of the image. I like trying different colour combos and as the pink is so bright went for a paler teddy. I used saffron, vanilla and primrose.


Pollycraft Great sketch
Passion for Promarkers Cut it out (die cuts)
Colour Create Rose pink, kraft and white
Simon Says Anything Goes
CRAFT Animals
I love Promarkers Floral image
Cute card Thursday Animal magic
Totally Papercrafts Saturated Colours

We had a fun evening yesterday playing on the Wii and tonight we are off to Pizza Express and then the theatre. Have a great day whatever the weather.

Saturday 28 April 2012

Wedding Day

Our challenge this week at Totally Gorjuss is Congratulations, so plenty of scope there. I had an order for a Wedding Card in lilac and here it is. I used one of the big die cuts from LOTV edged in DI Milled Lavender. The flowers on the die cut were pink but were easily changed with the aid of a Promarker. I used some Tilda 12" papers which I bought at the NEC. I added some lace, Papermania stamped sentiment, MS punched hearts, silver heart pins and a gorgeous Prima flower which was part of my Christmas pressy from my good friend Lisa. These flowers look too lovely to use, but that is what they are for, not just to sit in a box, so I am determined to use those things we just look at and don't use.

Everybody Art Wedding
Creative Inspirations Anything Goes

Friday 27 April 2012

Snow in April

Good morning. I'm here with my DT card for Winter Wonderland where we have a lovely easy challenge of Here Come the Girls set this week by Squirrel. We are sponsored by Simon Says with a $15 voucher. I have used a gorgeous Sugar Nellie stamp coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. I added glitter to the fur. I love blue and brown together and am loving these new Bo Bunny papers I bought at the NEC. I used Memory Box scroll and frostyville border dies. For the later I used paper from the pack rather than card and am really pleased with the effect.I distressed the edges and used DI Vintage Photo.
The Sugar Bowl Great sketch
Craftyhazelnut At least 3 layers
Passion for Promarkers Cut it out (use die cuts)
Simon Says Anything Goes
My Mum's Craft Shop Great Outdoors
Willow Sketchie Things outside
Cards Galore Celebrations
Sparkles Christmas Colour me happy (Favourite colours)

I'm selling at a craft fair again tomorrow so need to get some stock finished off. Thank goodness it is an inside venue with the weather we are having lately.
Enjoy your weekend and watch out for some yummy candy coming soon.

Thursday 26 April 2012

Manga girl

I took some time out from my Crafter's Companion samples this afternoon to make this card, which is y second post today. Please scroll down for a cup of tea.

I haven't used any of the Sugar Nellie manga girls for ages so thought I would use one for a change today. She has been coloured with Promarkers, papers are First Edition Dreamcatcher. I love the sparkle of these papers. I added a doily, Memory box die cut swirls and butterflies, ribbon and die cut sentiment also coloured with a Promarker.


The Sugar Bowl Fab sketch as always
Stamptacular Loads of layers
Passion for Promarkers Cut it out (die cuts)
Crafty CreationsThat's what little girls are made of
Simon Says Anything Goes

I would also like to enter Lisa's (Wishcraft) waste not Wednesday for using a neglected stamp.

Keep calm and drink tea

Whew, what is this weather all about. It poured yesterday, about 4pm the sun came out and then after about an hour and a half poured again even harder, lightning and hail thundering down. It was a sunny start but now it's clouded over so I expect it will be raining soon. I was out all day yesterday but after some housework need to get on with lots of crafting.

I love these keep calm sayings and images and bought this one from Pink Gem a few days ago. I love the fact that you get a clear image and a coloured image. I used the coloured image as I love the Union Jack patterns and I also have a lot of Crafter's Companion samples to make. I used Dovecraft Tea House papers and bunting, available at The Craft Barn, cupcake embossing folder with sanded Core'dinations, MS doily punch and baker's twine.
A Gem Love this sketch
Kaboodle Doodles Embossing
Crafts and Me Embossing
Simon Says Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Anything
Try it on Tuesday Anything with a twist (link to sponsor's products - The Craft Barn)

Before I go I must tell you that there are some fantastic offers at The Stamp Basket including paper packs and 25% off Magnolia stamps and dies.

Wednesday 25 April 2012

Pressy time

I'm out all day today so have scheduled this post. It's another gift bag, love making these. I've used another of the LOTV die cuts, Wild Rose For Men and Pink Paislee Bayberry Cottage papers, DI Faded Jeans and card candi.I love the red, white and blue and added some bunting and baker's twine.

I'll catch up with you again tomorrow.

Tuesday 24 April 2012

Cute as a button

I'm back with a completely different card to this morning's creation. I decided to create a patchwork background to this cute LOTV baby. He is a diecut square but as his outfit was all white I used Promarkers and Flexmarkers to add some colour to his hat and blanket. Papers are Papermania Blueberry Pie. I used my lovely Memory Box button die and added a couple of buttons too. The sentiment is also LOTV and I found the perfect charm in my stash.
Cards Galore Celebration
Crafty Catz Stripes or checks
CES Button it

Vintage bicycle

Another rainy morning here. I don't think we have had a day without rain at some point of the day since they announced the hosepipe ban.

I love making these vintage/shabby chic style cards and recently bought a gorgeous A5 sheet from Crafty Sentiments which has loads of useful stamps on it to create this look. The bike, watch and postage stamps are all from the A5 sheet. I stamped them with DI Vintage Photo onto kraft. Papers are Bo Bunny et cetera which I distressed. I used my fave MS cherish border punch and some seam binding which has also been coloured with Vintage Photo. I added some tiny buttons to finish.

This is a guest designer card for anything goes with kraft at Party Time Tuesday. At the moment this isn't showing up on their challenge but I have left them a comment.
Crafts and Me Vintage
Charisma Shabby chic
Totally Papercrafts All buttoned up
CES Button it

Lots more Crafter's Companion samples to be getting on with today.

Monday 23 April 2012

Is there a Doctor in the house?

I'm back with a card to share with you. Please scroll down for my GDT bag for The Stamp Basket, where they currently have some yummy papers on sale.

I've used this gorgeous Doctor stamp from Crafty Sentiments coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. I used a Go Kreate tag die to cut him out and a MS simple scallop border punch. The papers are Papermania Hampstead,which I found in my drawer. I haven't used these for ages, yet I love the colours and textures of them. I've added some ribbon and a metal scroll.

I used the fab sketch at Truly Scrumptious and would like to enter the punches and dies challenge at Fussy and Fancy.

In the Garden

Good morning, I'm here with my GDT card for The Stamp Basket project for today. I love decorating gift bags and need to make several more ready for craft fairs. I like to make the design wider than the bag sometimes by using different angles.

Products available from The Stamp Basket
Printed panel (stamps also available) Annabelle's Meadow

I also used a Papermania kraft gift bag and MS doily border punch.
Bunny Zoe Ribbon or twine
Divas by Design Anything but a card
Penny's Anything but a card

Sunday 22 April 2012

No layers!!!!!!

Oh, what a day. I had some very sad news this morning that my oldest friend had finally lost her battle with cancer. She was 70 and had been very happily married for 50 years. This last week she had gone really downhill so I had been expecting her to go any day but it doesn't make it any easier to deal with. At least she isn't suffering any longer. Thanks to all my Facebook friends who have left me such supportive comments.

I was meant to be selling at a craft fair today but just couldn't face it, especially as it was outside and the weather is so changeable. I have kept myself busy and have come up to my craftroom and thought I would share these cards with you. Those who know me well will be very surprised to see no layers or embellishments. I have been making some 4" cards to sell in packs of two. I have several sheets of the Penny Black transparent stamps which I love but some of the images are quite small, but perfect for these little cards.  I wasn't sure if I could use Promarkers on them stamped direct on to the cards but they worked perfectly. I added some faux stitching with a fineliner around each one. Sometimes it is good to try something completely different.
Penny Black No patterned papers
PaperPlay Animal antics
Papertake A stitch in time

This is my second post today. Please scroll down for a Humphrey card. I must say I am quickly getting used to the new blogger interface and I like it.

Humphrey launches today

This is a scheduled post, so hope it works OK.

Yes, the wait is over for all you Humphrey fans. The new stamps and CD launch today. I have used one of the gorgeous new stamps and papers from the previous Humphrey CD. I used my MS cherish border punch and a Tim Holtz on the edge die, added some faux stitching and made some bunting using a small Nestie and some Core'dinations. I also used a doily which I left white for a change. The sentiments are from the stamp set too.

Saturday 21 April 2012

Car wash

I'm back with my second DT project today, this time for Totally Gorjuss, where our challenge is Boy's Toys. We are sponsored this week by Heather's Hobbie Haven.

We sorted out our photo albums and I have so many photos I want to do layouts for, Unfortunately I only have a couple of photos of my hubby as a little boy and I love this one as it shows his love of cars and in particular keeping them clean, started at a very early age. I took a photo of him a few days ago as I had the idea for this layout. I've given it a distressed look, with lots of torn and distressed edges. The papers are K&Co and Bo Bunny, from various packs. I made the memo page by punching holes and then cutting into each one and adding a Tim Holtz clip. The cogs were made with a TH die and Core'dinations which I heat embossed. I finished off with some journalling and foam letters.
Cupcake In the deep end (structure and depth)
Divas by Design Anything but a card
Penny's Anything but a card
 Delicious Doodles Loads of layers
Secret Crafter Inspired by a film (Car Wash)
My Mum's Craft Shop Song/Movie (Car wash)

Typical boy

Well what a challenge this morning to find that the blogger interface has changed. I have been expecting it but oh boy, is it different. Looks much more modern but will take some getting used to I think, finding out where everything is.

I was very pleased to be asked to be a guest designer this week at Send a Smile 4 Kids. The DT were sent some digi images from the sponsor Karen's Doodles and I chose to use this one. Isn't he just a typical boy, all grubby and sticking plasters. He has been coloured with PMs. I've used a sheet of the old faithful Dovecraft papers, which I distressed. I used eyelets for the first time for months and some baker's twine. The football was cut from a sheet of card I bought about 5 years ago, sentiment and candi from Craftwork Cards.
ABC DT Anything goes
Willow Sketchie 3 or more brads or eyelets
 Incy Wincy Digis only
Everybody Art Card for a man

I would also like to enter this into Lisa's (Wishcraft) waste not Wednesday challenge for using up your stash.

Friday 20 April 2012


What a morning. I was just in the middle of sorting out lots of card photos in Photoshop when there was a huge power surge and the electricity went mad.Things were beeping, the phone and broadband were going on and off, on and off, so I had to power the laptop down. We rang up and they said they were sending somebody to fix it. Thankfully it was only off for about an hour and a half so I can finally post this card. A quick post from me now as I am off to visit my Mum this afternoon.

I've used one of the gorgeous die cuts from Little Claire, teamed with Papermania capsule papers. I added some ribbon, an LOTv sentiment, embossed and punched hearts.
Simon Says Fab sketch
CRAFT Wedding/anniversary
Hotshot Crafts Young love

Thursday 19 April 2012

Beauty and The Beast

This is my second post for today. Please scroll down for Humphrey.

I have a friend who often asks me to make special cards for her and this one was for her daughter Lucie's Birthday. They have just come back from a holiday in Florida with their husbands and Lucie's Favourite film is Beauty and The Beast. I was asked to make a Disney themed card and this is what I came up with. It is an 8 x 8 card and I printed out a photo from one of our trips to Orlando. As the original story is French I believe, the characters appear in France in EPCOT's World Showcase.

I remembered I had some paper from Michaels with the Eiffel Tower on it, stamped the grunge postcard from LOTV and used DI Vintage Photo on everything. I added some ribbon and punched stars and wrote on the postcard as a reminder of their holiday.

By The Cute And Girly Once Upon a Time
Stampalot Happy Birthday
Wags n Whiskers Anything Goes
ABC DT Anything Goes
My Mum's Craft Shop Favourite song/movie (Lucie's favourite movie - Beauty and The Beast. One of my favourite songs is Beauty and The Beast by Stevie Nicks)

A rose 4 U and a winner

Well, after saying it was a lovely sunny start to the day yesterday it turned wet and windy and boy, was it cold. Didn't linger too long in the shops I can tell you. Came home to some crafting in my lovely warm craftroom. I'm bringing you another sneak peek of one of the new Humphrey stamps which launches on Sunday on Create and Craft. I've used papers from the previous Humphrey CD and a sentiment which comes with the stamp. He has been coloured with Spectrum Noirs. I wanted to give a garden feel so used my MS trellis border punch and added a Sizzix die cut fence, punched flowers and gems.
Pollycraft Cut critters
CD Sunday Ring a roses

And the lucky winner of the personalised signed photo from Nigel May is............. Toni (Misteejay).

Congratulations Toni and thanks to everyone who left comments about Nigel's A-May-Zing CD which launches tonight. Toni, please e-mail me with your address and I will pass it on.

Wednesday 18 April 2012


This post will stay at the top until 18th April. Please scroll down for newer posts.
Nigel May is launching his A-May-Zing CD on 19th April at 9pm in Ideal World. The CD has been made in conjunction with Crafter's Companion and the DT have been busy making samples for the launch.

If you would like the chance to win a personalised signed photograph from Nigel then leave a comment on my sneak peek posts. The more comments you leave the more chances you have to win.

Please leave your comments by 9pm on 18th April.

You can find my first sneak peek on 6 April.


Well after that horrible day of rain and hail yesterday the sun is shining so we're going into Norwich this morning. I want to share this card with you before I get ready.

I bought this gorgeous Sugar Nellie stamp called Chillax at Ally Pally on Saturday and couldn't wait to use her. She has been coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers, papers are MME Blink of an Eye. I do love this paper pad. I found some aqua lace i my stash which matched perfectly. I've used an MS border punch and 2 of my new Memory Box dies, Sofia heart and willow dragonfly. A few punched flowers and pearls to finish.

I've used Gayle's sketch at The Sugar Bowl and would like to enter Anything Goes at ABC DT and girly but no pink at Sweet Stampin'.

Tuesday 17 April 2012

Grace is 4

I'm back as promised with my third card today and it is a very special card as it was for my friend Lynsey's daughter Grace who was 4 last Thursday. I bought this Pink Gem digi fairy teddy especially for her as she loves fairies and princesses. I used Flex and Promarkers and added lots of glitter to her wings. The papers are Prima Sweet Fairy and I positioned the image so you can just see a little fairy on the paper on the bottom left hand side.
I added some doodling, die cut and sequin stars and a princess crown charm and a large number 4.
Ready Teddy Go Great sketch
Going Buggy Card for a child
St Luke's Charity Bling it on
Cards Galore Celebration
Forever Friends Think pink
My Mum's Craft Shop It's a celebration
DYSU Glitter/bling
Divas by Design Charmed I'm sure
Paperplay Things with wings
Totally Papercrafts Things with wings
Joanna Sheen Someone special

Second post today

Yes, just gone 9 am and I'm back with my second post as I have a third card to share with you later. I've used one of the LOTV die cuts for hi one, just adding a little colour wit Promarkers and edging with distress ink. I've used Wild Rose For Men paper with a piece of K&Co Hopscotch, added some scrim and card candi and a sentiment I bought at Ally Pally. I was going to buy some from Craftwork Cards but the writing was silver or gold and I prefer black. I found these on a stand, 30 for £1.50, various shapes and black and white to colour yourself which I did with a Flexmarker. I also bought a coloured pack.
Glitter Geeks Nautical
Secret Crafter Man's card
Here come the boys Cards for tiddly peeps

So cute

It's mid week reminder time for our four legged friends challenge over at Crafter’s Companion and her is my DT card using one of the previously released Humphrey stamps coloured with Spectrum Noirs. I've teamed the image with papers from the Fairyopolis CD, sentiment from Strawberry Kisses CD, Memory Box die cut corner, ribbon, small flowers and pearls.

I have so much to share with you this week, with DT work and sneak peeks, plus other cards so I will be back shortly with another card.

Monday 16 April 2012

Letters and Roses

I'm back with my second post for today. Please scroll down for my Humphrey sneak peek.

This is my third guest designer card for The Stamp Basket.

I have used the gorgeous new Bildmalarna Letters and Roses stamp. The card blank is Craftwork Cards on the edge elegant one and I decide to try something different with this card. I wanted to show off the beautiful birds on the Prima Meadowlark paper so stuck part of a sheet direct to the card and then cut it out following the shape of the card. I then mounted the die cut image onto more of the same paper and added some cream vintage ribbon. She has been coloured with Promarkers ad Flexmarkers and I paper pieced her dress to match the backing paper.

The large Prima Meadowlark flowers match the papers so beautifully and I added some tiny flowers and some Hobby House pearls to the flowers and to her bouquet.

I would love it if you hopped over to The Stamp Basket and posted a comment on my post.

Crafty Creations Flower power
Simon Says April showers bring Spring flowers
Cute card Thursday Spring flowers
Card Makin' Mamas Make it girly
2 Sisters Flowers (inc image)
CES Paper piece it

Sneak peek of a new Humphrey launch

I'm here this morning with some very exciting news of a new Humphrey launch from Crafter's Companion. Humphrey is my absolute favourite CC character and these new products which launch on Sunday 22nd are fabulous. 12 new stamps and a CD packed with all kinds of projects. No papers, but decoupage toppers, exploding boxes, stepper cards etc.

I've used one of the new stamps and teamed it with paper from one of the original CDs. I've added some lace, bow, MS punched heart and a stamped sentiment with an added die cut heart.

Check out the rest of the DT this week for more sneak peeks.
Crafty Catz Animals
Cards Galore Celebration

I need to catch up on some housework and ironing after my few days away but I'll be back later with my GDT card for The Stamp Basket.

Sunday 15 April 2012

Ally Pally

I hadn't planned to spend too much at Ally Pally yesterday but I blew the budget and dipped into the credit card just a little. So many tempting goodies and I really wanted some Memory Box dies as I am finding them so lovely to use, the card just falls out of the die, no prodding around to get them out. I restricted myself to 5 and only bought 2 stamps and 1 paper pad. It's Bo Bunny and such gorgeous blues and browns, very vintage. I also bought some die cuts from Little Claire and LOTV as I have so many craft fairs coming up I will need to make some quicker cards and these are ideal.

I met so many lovely people including Vicky, Teresa, Jo, Heidi and Steve at Little Claire, Leoni Pujol, Jayne at Stamposaurus, Jacqui and Claire at Crafter's Companion and also bumped into Nandia, one of my CC DT members.
Here I am with Vicky and Teresa.

I'm feeling tired tonight after three days away and two days of walking round shows, first The Gadget Show Live and then BSSB so I'm going to leave adding a card and will wait until tomorrow when hopefully I will feel fresher. Have lots to share with you this week. Need to catch up with visiting you too.

Waving hello to my lovely two new followers, Annie and Teresa.

And another sneak peek

I've scheduled this post for Sunday morning as I've been away for a few days. We had two nights in Birmingham and went to The Gadget Show Live, then drove down to Ally Pally on Saturday where I went to the BSSB show. I'll be busy this morning food shopping and sorting out the washing so am sharing another sneak peek from the A-May_zing CD with you. (See post above for launch details.)
I'll be back later with a pic of my new stash hopefully.
There are some lovely images and papers on this CD. I've used this lovely butterfly decoupage, papers and ribbon and buckle all from the CD. I just added some MS punched butterflies, which I sprayed with Spray and Sparkle, and gems.

Saturday 14 April 2012

Bling it on!

Hope Mr Blogger is playing nicely and publishing my scheduled posts. I'll be having fun at the Ally Pally today and no doubt making a few crafty purchases.

Our challenge at Totally Gorjuss this week is Bling it on and we are sponsored by the wonderful Crafter's Companion, toot toot. I've used a gorgeous Pip from Sugar Nellie coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. The papers are MME Blink of an Eye. I do love the bright colours of these. I coloured some builder's scrim with a Promarker and added some vintage seam binding, Prima flowers, spacers and brads and a gold bow. Quite subtle bling which is how I like it.

Friday 13 April 2012

Pretty in Pink

I've scheduled my DT card for Winter Wonderland as I will be away at The Gadget Show Live in Birmingham. It's hubby's treat as he is drives me to craft shows. Talking of which we will be travelling to the BSSB Show at Ally Pally on Saturday. He is going off for a wander around the area whilst I have a browse round and make a few purchases.

Anyway, back to my card. Our challenge has been set by my good friend Lynsey and it is Pretty in Pink. Very appropriate as this is her favourite colour. I used an old DCWV Rose Tinted Christmas paper and added some scrim and ribbon. The gorgeous Simply Sassy girl has been coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers and I added some doodling. The digi sentiment is from Crafty Sentiments and the tree is from a Tilda paper pad.

There's a £10 voucher from Crafty Emma's Store to be won so hope you'll be playing along.

Thursday 12 April 2012

Another Sneak Peek

It's another sneak peek from Nigel May's A-May-Zing CD (see post above). This is one of the card companions which make a really quick card. The tag and bow come with the card companion too so I just added some gems in the 3 corners. Simples.

Wednesday 11 April 2012

Birthday presents

A little later than usual with a card today. I was busy making samples for Crafter's Companion yesterday and made a start on this one. Just finished it off after doing some housework so here I am sharing  with you. I've gone for nice clean lines for this sweet Sugar Nellie image. She has been coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers with some Sakura purple and silver pens fora bit of shine.I thought it was time for a purple card so I used Papermania Boysenberry papers. I used my MS doily punch and added some gingham ribbon, pearls, MS rose leaf and frond punches and Wild Orchid flowers. Three of those Memory Box die cut butterflies have sneaked in there too.
The Sugar Bowl 2nd entry using this fab sketch
Bunny Zoe Ribbon or twine
Craft and Me 3d embellishments
Cards Galore Celebrations
My Mum's Craft Shop it's a celebration
ABC DT Anything Goes

Tuesday 10 April 2012

Spring flowers

I'm back with my second post for today and this is my DT card for the Spring challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs. This is the monthly challenge and it was great to see so many more of you playing along last month. I have used Sweet Butterfly, one of the new stamps released today. I am not entirely happy with this card and I'm not sure why really. I love the image and like the colours, the image has been coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers, and the pretty Prima Fairy Flora papers. I've added some sparkly ribbon, Prima flowers, pearl and Memory Box die cut butterflies.
Simon Says Use your favourite tool (BigShot)
One Stop Craft Pastels and die cuts

That's all from me at the moment. I'm busy working on the next Crafter's Companion launch so back to the crafting for me. Catch you later.

Shabby chic tea rooms

I thought I would share another of my cards made with Nigel May's new CD A-May-Zing, which launches on 19 April on Ideal World at 9pm. This is my favourite image from the CD. I used the decoupage,tag and matching paper. I wanted to give it a shabby chic look so distressed the edges and added some flowers made wit my new TH tattered flower garland and sanded Core'dinations. The ribbon and gems are from the Beatrix Potter set.

I would like to enter this into the photo challenge at Papercrafting Journey. I'll be back shortly with my Crafty Sentiments DT card.

Monday 9 April 2012

Sophia Wishes

Happy Easter Monday. I hope you are enjoying the long weekend. I'm here with my second guest designer card for The Stamp Basket. I was asked to choose two images from the new Sarah Kay stamps and what a job that was. They are so gorgeous. You can find the whole range here at the Stamp Basket.

I have used the gorgeous Sophia Wishes. I love the old fashioned look of these images and decided to colour her in brown tones to tie in with the beautiful Prima Nature Garden papers. I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink on the paper and image and also on the chalk white seam binding. This seam binding is lovely as it is but can also be coloured with alcohol pens or Distress Inks to match your project. The corners were made using a Memory Box Macarena Die.

I also used Promarkers and Flexmarkers to colour the image and small Prima flowers.
Emma's Chocolate
ABC DT Anything Goes
Divas by Design Anything Goes
CES Swirls and pearls
Crafty Pad Die-licious
Paper Sundaes Sundae bar (I used kraft and diecuts)
Simon Says Use your favourite tool (BigShot)

I'm looking forward to a carvery lunch today out with my good friends Lynsey and Lisa and families so not much time for crafting today. The weather is awful here today again but have fun whatever you are doing.

Sunday 8 April 2012

Purple blossom

Good morning everyone. The craft fair yesterday was very successful so I need to get busy making ready for the next one.Met some lovely people too. Sorry I haven;t been around to comment for the last two days. Am planning a day at home today and have lots of cards to make but I'll try to fit in some commenting if I can. Also welcome to my lovely new followers.

I've used another of my new stamps from LOTV for my DT card at Totally Gorjuss where we have a lovely sketch challenge for you and the chance to win a Joanna Sheen voucher. The papers are First Edition Dreamcatcher and I've added some sparkly ribbon, flowers and pearls. The corner was made using a Memory Box corner die and I've used  one of my favourite Nesties for the image which was coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. I've also used a MS border punch and added some Memory Box die cut butterflies.

Simon Says Use your favourite tool (Bigshot)
CRAFT Spring
Totaly Papercrafts Bingo (flowers, lilac, pearls)

Saturday 7 April 2012

A-May-Zing sneak peek two

I've scheduled this post as I am selling at a craft fair today. It's another sneak peek from Nigel May's new CD which launches on Ideal World at 9pm. There's lots of scrummy papers and images and I love this little owl. The backing paper is so cute and I was going to make some bunting to match the paper but wen I found these cute tags on the CD knew they would be perfect. I strung them through some baker's twine, added some gems and job done.

Friday 6 April 2012

Sail away

Happy Easter everyone. Here I am back with my second post this morning and a quick post it will be as Hubby is decorating and needs to unplug the internet, eeeek!
I hope you will check out my card below. This one is using a very cute image from Pollycraft. As you know I love making boy's cards and this one was no exception. He has been coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers, Sakura clearstar pen for detail. I've used a Forever Friends embossing folder with Core'dinations which I then sanded. Papers are some Christmas Papermania ones edged with DI Faded Jeans. I used my MS cherish punch, added some ribbon and a little charm from The Works tied with baker's twine. Sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.
ABC DT Anything Goes
Forever Friends Embossing
Cards for men The Great Outdoors
Pollycraft Water, water everywhere
Fab n funky Embossing
Scrapbook Sisters Dad's Birthday/Men
CES No girls allowed
Joanna Sheen It's a man's world
Simon Says Use your favourite tool (BigShot and MS cherish punch)

A-May-Zing sneak peek

Nigel May is launching an A-May-Zing CD and the Crafter's Companion DT were asked to make samples. The launch CD will be exclusive to Ideal World, and will be launching on C&C at 9pm on Thursday 19th April as the launch of the C&C Birthday event. There's something for all occasions on this CD and here's my first sneak peek using one of the Pyrimage images. The papers are also from the CD. I used my my MS heart punch, some satin ribbon and roses from Wild Orchid.

I'll be back shortly with another card.

Thursday 5 April 2012

Let's get sewing

I'm a bit later than usual with my card today as I decided to get my washing and housework done first. Then my friend Lynsey Facetimed me on my IPad so we had a good chat and a look at each other's cards and suddenly it is lunchtime. (FacTime in case you don't know is like Skype.)

I really love this vintage style of card and bought a sewing set of digi silhouettes from The Crafty Pad yesterday. I've just found out I won their monthly challenge so I'll be choosing some more digis as my prize, thanks. The backing paper, which is a paper pattern is from a 12 x 12 pad from Michaels. I've used DI Vintage Photo, a Memory Box button die with kraft card and sewn with raffia, lace, buttons and a sewing machine charm.
The Crafty Pad monthly challenge Anything goes with a Crafty Pad image
Cupcake Sewing Box
Corrosive Heavy metal (use metal)
Crafty Catz Use a digi
Simon Says use your favourite tool (BigShot)
Divas by Design Anything Goes
Bling it on Monochrome
ABC DT Anything Goes

Wednesday 4 April 2012

April preview

Good morning from a wet and windy Norfolk. You certainly wouldn't want to be dressed like Primrose today. Today sees the preview of 6 new fabulous rubber stamps  from Crafty Sentiments Designs. These will be released on 10 April but you have the chance to win 3 of them simply by commenting every day on the Crafty Sentiments Designs Monthly Challenge Blog where you will find inspiration every day from the DT. This is mine using Primrose Garden Flowers. I haven't made a stepper card for ages. I used Kars Country Rose papers one of which is glittered. I coloured the image with Promarkers and Flexmarkers and used DI tattered Rose around the edges. I always find decorating these cards a challenge as they don't look right overloaded with embellies so I have kept mine fairly simple.

Don't forget the monthly challenge of Easter is still running until 9 April so hop over and join in with that too.

ABC DT Anything Goes
Simon Says Use your favourite tool (Mine is my Bigshot which I used for the Nestie)
Kaboodle Doodles Anything but a rectangle
Incy Wincy Pastels
Secret Crafter Shaped card
2 Sisters Birthday Fun

Tuesday 3 April 2012


This is probably the last Easter card I have to share with you and it's a fairly simple one. I have used one of the LOTV die cuts, a Card Companion from the Paintbox Poppets CD, some gingham paper from Papermania Blueberry Pie, Crafty Sentiments digi sentiment, pearls and ribbon.

I'm having a crafting day today as have lots to get done, so must crack on after linking this card to the following Easter challenges: