Friday 31 August 2012

Walking in a Winter Wonderland and some exciting news

Our theme this week at Winter Wonderland is Walking in a Winter Wonderland so we would like to see images of people or animals walking in snow. There's a great prize on offer from Simon Says. I've used one of the gorgeous new stamps from LOTV coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. The papers are from various pads. I thought I would try a softer colour scheme than just red and green for this one and I'm really pleased with the effect. I've used glass glitter on the fur and glitter flock on the snow.  I've used my MS PATP holly set, XCut embossed ivy punch and Woodware holly punch with a Wild Orchid cherry blosom and some red pearls. Sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.

Hope you'll join in the fun. I still have loads of Christmas cards to make especially as I make them to sell as well as all my own and I just don't do this less is more thing. More is better I think.
Party Time Tuesdays Anything Goes 
Everybody Art Anything Goes 
I love Promarkers Anything Goes 
Divas by Design Let's Celebrate
Simon Says Anything Goes

And my exciting news - I have been asked to join the design team at Crafty Ribbons. Really looking forward to working with their beautiful ribbons.

Thursday 30 August 2012

Feed the birds

I was delighted to be asked to be the first guest designer at Natalie and Amy's Challenge. They have a lovely online store and I wish them every success with the challenge and the store.

I have chosen this cute Crafter's Companion image, many of these stamps are avilable at Natalie and Amy's. Coloured with Promarkers with glitter flock for snow. I wanted to use traditional Christmas colours and these papers which are MME and HOTP, both freebies last year with magazines, were perfect. I found the sparkly twine when I was having a sort out of my ribbons and lace the other day. I have had it for years and never used it for some odd reason. I've used my new MS bird on a wire border punch and coloured a Kars wooden bird so it looks like a robin.
The Paper Shelter Layer on layer
Simon Says Anything Goes
Great Impressions Walk on the wild side (animals)

Wednesday 29 August 2012

White Wedding

This is my second post for today and something very different fr me. I have made the occasional white on white Christmas card but never a Wedding card and I am really pleased with the way it turned out. I've used snow white Centura pearl which is fabulous for white on white cards as it has such a lovely sheen and embosses so well. I found the embossing sentiment, which I had absolutely no idea I had and have never used before but now I've found it will be using it again and again. I've embossed the background, added a die cut MB bird and cage and a heart doily. The image has been edged in DI Antique Linen and coloured with Promarkers. I wanted to keep her dress white so just added a touch of shading with Ivory and lots of pearl dots with a Viva Ice white pen.
Secret Crafter White on white with coloured image 
Simon Says Anything Goes 
J&C Creations Something a little bit different

More new stamps

Yes it's another new stamp, well 3 actually but these came as a set and aren't they cute, LOTV of course. Coloured with Promarkers with Sakura Rosestar in the centre of the flowers. I thought I would have some fun with these images and used Dovecraft Piece of Cake papers. I die cut the spotty circles and scattered lots of MB die cut butterflies using a Viva pearl pen in the centre. The sentiment is made from kraft with DI Vintage Photo and a Teddy Bo sentiment. The wooden flowers are Kars again darkened with Di Vintage Photo, definitely my most used Distress Ink by far.
Sweet Stampin' Out of the frame 
Lili's Little Fairies Spots or stripes 
Crafty-emblies Picture Perfect 
Crafty Calendar Teddy Bear Parade

No waffle from me today, lots to do, housework and shopping and hopefully some crafting time later. Enjoy your day whatever you are doing.

Tuesday 28 August 2012

Another of my new stamps

When I saw that Pops was selling some stamps on her Facebook page of course I had to take a look, well I say some, 212! I just had to buy this cute Bildmalarna couple as I make a lot of wedding cards to sell. This card though is for a couple of friends who are getting married on Saturday.I went for lilac for a change from pink, using Papermania Boysenberry papers and some lovely spotted organza ribbon. The bouquet is made up from Crealie die cut leaves and kraft and Wild Orchid flowers.
Stamptacular Ribbon and roses 
Cupcake Flowers (on image) 
My Mum's Craft Shop Weddings/anniversaries

I had a couple of people intrigued by my free lunch (see yesterday's post) and they want to know more. We booked our hotels for our Autumn holiday at Virgin holidays in the House of Fraser (HOF) store and got a HOF card to collect points to spend. Bought some bedding and a couple of other things too and accrued £15 to spend. Went to Cafe Zest in HOF for coffee and asked about spending the points and were told we could provided we paid balance by card (something to do with the way they deal with the cards!) Went there for lunch a couple of weeks ago and ordered and tried to use card and were told we couldn't as they are not HOF but independent. Hubby not happy and complained, so we paid. Result manager came over very apologetic and offered us a free lunch next time. So we had a free lunch and the used the £15 in store. They do very nice lunches by the way and great customer service.

Monday 27 August 2012

Let's fly

Well what a great weekend I have had. The craft fair on Friday was amazing, the best I have ever done. I sold 44 cards, a notebook and a doorhanger. The one on Saturday was very well organised but unfortunately not very busy, still sold another 10 cards so made a little money after paying for my stall. Will be busy restocking now. Yesterday started well as I found out I won the Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge, prize guest designer next month, 2 digis and 2 rubber stamps. EB stamps from Sugar Nellie were some of my first stamps and I have always loved her images. We went into the city and I bought some Gabor boots reduced from £95 to £45, beautiful soft leather ankle boots, found a lovely top, hubby used some vouchers to get a free box of Adnams real ale and we had a free lunch at House of Fraser (that's a long story as to why it was free). Last night was the last episode of my fave TV programme, Once Upon a Time and what a fantastic ending. Can't wait for the new series next year.

So hubby is off to watch some powerboat racing this afternoon and I will be crafting. I made this card when I got home yesterday using one of my new Sugar Nellie stamps. I have wanted Little Aviator for a while and he is so lovely to colour with Promarkers and Flexmarkers of course. The papers are Echo Park A Boy's Life, The backing paper suits the image so well ad I love the colours of these papers as well as the fact they are double sided and both sides are gorgeous. I've used my MS zigzag punch and added some star buttons tied with baker's twine.
The Sugar Bowl 2nd entry using the sketch 
Penny's Masculine 
I love Promarkers Transport 
Divas by Design Anything Goes 
Crafts and Me Autumn colours 
Songbird Over the rainbow 
Hooked on craft Cards for men

Waving hello to my lovely new followers. Thanks for following me xx

Sunday 26 August 2012

Vintage but new

Regular visitors will know that I have been out at craft fairs the last two days. Today's activities will depend upon the weather so I've scheduled a post in case I am out today.

A simple but effective card I thought. I recently bought this Kaisercraft stamp and stamped it onto kraft card. Lots of distressed edges and DI Vintage Photo, my most used DI. The papers are Bo Bunny Timepiece and I just added a ticket sentiment and some K&Co metal embellishments.

Saturday 25 August 2012

Baby girl

Our challenge this week at Totally Gorjuss is Baby, Baby. Our sponsor is Lili of The Valley. I used one of my fave bay stamps from Whiff of Joy. The paper is Paper Cellar Victorian Velvet, sentiment from LOTV. I added some lace from Wild Orchid and MS punched butterflies with pearls. The flower is made up from an MB die cut buckle, flower, finding and brad.

I was selling at a craft fair yesterday and another one today so catch you later.

Friday 24 August 2012

Sprinkle some love

I have been selling at a craft fair at the Hospital today. This is usually a very successful event so fingers crossed for good sales. I have scheduled this post and should be home around now so will link up the challenges.

I felt the need for some new stamps this week and bought 3 Sugar Nellie plus 1 for my next candy, 2 from LOTV and 2 from Pops who was advertising lots for sale on Facebook. This is the first of my new purchases from Sugar Nellie. She has been coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers with glitter on their wings. The gorgeous papers are Marianne Designs Elaine's Huis. I found the butterfly ribbon in my stash, the prim poppy is an MB die and the sentiment is a Totally Gorjuss label with handwritten sentiment.
The Sugar Bowl Sketch 90 
Delightful Fancy and frilly 
DYSU Fantasy 
CRAFT Fairies 
Flutterby Wednesday Friendship 
Passion for PormarkersMonochrome image with unusual colour hair 
Divas by Design Anything Goes 
Paper Shelter Anything Goes

Thursday 23 August 2012

Christmas in Mulberry Wood

I'm back with a second post today, this time with a Christmas card featuring A Christmas Gift stamp from te Mulberry Wood from Crafter's Companion.They have been coloured with Promarkers. I also used a white gel pen, Sakura Goldstar pen, Letraset fineline for faux stitching and glitter. I've made a patchwork card before but with squares so this time decided to go with rectangles using Papermania Classic Christmas. I added some Woodware punched holly leaves, Marianne die cut and card candi for berries.
Crafty Catz Animals (I know they are birds but I checked the DT samples) 
Willow Sketchie Christmas in August 
ABC Christmas Q is for quilting 
Sparkles Nature 
Crafter's Companion Best friends
  Little Claire Best friends 
Penny Black and more at Allsorts Whiskers and/or wings

Looking Good

Well here we are at Thursday already and almost September. I've ordered some new stamps this week but before they arrive I thought I would use this LOTV stamp which hasn't been used for ages. Isn't she so cute with her powder puff. She has been coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. I felt it was a while since I had made a purple card and I love these First Edition Dreamcatcher papers. The roses are Wild Orchid with MS punched fern leaves, corner and butterflies are MB dies and I finished off with a Viva Decor Pearl Pen.
Wild Orchid Summer flowers 
Craft Punked Flower Power 
The Crafty Pad To Die For

Wednesday 22 August 2012


You know sometimes wen you just want to try something different. Well I have never coloured blue hair before but these Simply Sassy girls from Sugar Nellie look great with coloured hair so I gave it a go. I decided to stick with the blue and used Papermania capsule papers. The flowers were made with a MS hydrangea punch, Woodware punched leaves and pearls from The Hobby House. I've used DI Broken China on all the edges. I found the stamped sentiment in my sentiment file, think it's Crafter's Companion.
The Sugar Bowl 3rd entry using this great sketch 
Totally Papercrafts Inspired by a song (Blue Eyes by Elton John) 
Charisma Monochrome 
Passion for Promarkers Monochrome image with unusual coloured hair 
Creative Craft Monochromatic Birthday 

Tuesday 21 August 2012

Crystal Flakes

I haven't used this gorgeous stamp from Sugar Nellie for a while and as I want to make at least one Christmas card a week out came Crystal Flakes. She has been coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers with lots of glitter for the fur. I've used this great sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

The papers are my fave Christmas papers at the moment, Bo Bunny Snowfall. I added some Anita's Christmas ribbon and some crocheted flowers from my stash. I couldn't find the right colour flower to put behind the MS punched snowflake so coloured a white one with a Promarker.

Monday 20 August 2012

Seuss Landing

Whew, what a scorching weekend we had. 28 - 30 degrees is way too hot for me. Headed off to the coast on Saturday where the sea breeze was lovely. Yesterday we were selling cards at a motor show and fun day. Did fairly well. Luckily we could have the sides off the gazebo so we did manage to catch a bit of breeze at times. So no crafting or bloghopping this weekend. However I made this layout on Friday. The photos are from Universal's Islands of Adventure in Florida. It has themed areas with the most amazing buildings and details. It also has huge rollercoasters which just aren't for me. This is Seuss landing where you can meet the Cat in The Hat and The Grinch at Christmas. The buildings are really quirky and this train ride is my sort of ride. Great views of the park from up there and nice and slow.

The backing card is Core'dinations, minimum papers on this one, which are Daisy and Dandelion A Winter's Tale. I tore and distressed the edges using DI Faded Jeans and Worn Lipstick. I cut the train photo into 6 and mounted it onto peach card to pick up the colour from the bottom photo. The borders are K&Co and I found the chipboard tag and star brad in my Christmas stash.

Creative Craft World Great scrap map 
Deep Ocean Deep Blue 

I have been so pleased to find some challenges specifically for scrapbooking, Creative Craft World and Cards Galore Scrapbook where they have a DT call, which I am entering.

If you haven't tried scrapbooking I urge you to give it  a try. It is quite different to cardmaking in many ways, very satisfying to make something with your photos and it is for you, whereas the cards we make are either to give away or sell. Of course, scrapbooks make great gifts too. we look at our photos far more now they are in scrapbooks than we ever did photo albums. Expect to see more layouts appearing amongst the cards on my blog.

Sunday 19 August 2012


A scheduled post from me as I am out selling in my gazebo today at a motor show and family fun day. I am hoping the weather will be a bit cooler though the forecast is for another hot day. Bit too hot for my liking at the moment.

Today's card features one of the LOTV die cuts edged in DI Vintage Photo. The papers are Bo Bunny Timepiece, sentiment is a Kanban stamp with a Craftwork Cards ticket. I have used MB dies Chloe Stem and Macarena corner with pearls from The Hobby House.

Saturday 18 August 2012

In a tangle

Our challenge at Totally Gorjuss this week is The String's The Thing and we are sponsored by Heather's Hobbie Haven. It's my Mum's Birthday next Tuesday and as I used to embroider and my Mum used to sew, knit and crochet I thought this card suited her well.
Image - Penny Black
Papers - Papermania Happy Days
Tools - TH on the edge sewing die, MS cherish border punch
Sentiment - Crafty Sentiments digi
Other - sewing machine charm, baker's twine, pins from The Hobby House, heart button
Penny Black and more at Allsorts Whiskers and/or wings
Simon Says Animal antics
Willow Sketchie Get Krafty

Friday 17 August 2012


This week at Winter Wonderland our challenge is Winter Sports and you have the chance to win one of two fabulous prizes. We are lucky enough to have Crafty-emblies as a new regular sponsor and they are offering a £10 voucher whilst Kenny K are offering 5 digis so two chance to win.

Image - LOTV
Papers - Daisy and Dandelion A Winter's Tale
Tools - Sizzix tree die, Cuttlebug snowflake and star die and MS snowflake punch
Sentiment - Humphrey's Corner
Viva Decor Pearl Ice White pen
Crafty Cardmakers Olympics 
Here come the boys Boy's Toys 
St Luke's Charity Going for gold
Whimsy Lots of layers

Thursday 16 August 2012

Arty Crafty

Quite a different colour scheme on this one for me, which was inspired by the colour challenge at Loves Ruberstamps. As soon as I found the MME Dilly Dally papers I was away. The image is from Sugar Nellie coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. I used my blanket stitch Sew Stamper and a MB Cherry Blossom Die. Pearls from The Hobby House. This is my second entry using The Sugar Bowl sketch.

Wednesday 15 August 2012

Welcome little one

I hope you enjoyed my panda layout this morning. I am happy to report neither of us had to have any work done at the dentist ans don't have to go back for 9 months. It does make me laugh making an appointment for next May. Who know what I will be doing then.

So, onto my card which features a cute stamp from Tina Wenke which has been coloured with Promarkers. The papers are some gorgeous new ones, Eline's Huis, from Marianne Designs. I have used MB willow dragonfly, butterflies and prim poppy, some ribbon, sentiment free with a magazine and Viva pearl pen.
Charisma Flowers and fauna 
Aud Sentiments Welcome Baby 
Simon Says Animal antics 
Party Time Tuesdays Garden delights 
Sparkles Nature 
Crafty-emblies Flora and fauna

Wow, Giant Panda

I'm off the dentist today for a checkup, so keeping my fingers crossed as always that he doesn't find anything wrong. I've scheduled my final layout from Saturday. We had a wonderful time when we went to Washington and the zoo there is beautiful. It is owned, as are the museums, by The Smithsonian Institute, and entry to all of them is free. It was amazing to see the Giant Pandas. I was really pleased to get this photo of one of them. They give them the bag with food in it as they vary things for them to keep them active and interested.

I have used Core'dinations Flower Power for the backing, lovely soft colours in this pack. The papers are Stampin' Up, which I won about three years ago and have hardly used. I added some scrim, MB clouds. a Jolee's Boutique panda sticker which is soft and fluffy and bought specially for this page when I was in America. I just needed something in the bottom lefthand corner as the space was bugging me and remembered I had this snag em stamp.

Tuesday 14 August 2012

Sunbathing beauty

Well here I am back with a card today. This gorgeous Kraftin' Kimmie girl certainly looks like she is enjoying the sun. I used DI Wild Honey to give a beach effect and glossy accents on her sunglasses. The papers are Fancy Pants Beach Babe, corners are a Sizzix die and the sentiment is a digi from Th Crafty Pad. I am hoping to get at least one more made today but unfortunately there is a big pile of ironing waiting for me.
Sketch n Stash Great sketch (new stamp) 
The Crafty Pad Summer Vacation 
One Stop Summer Holiday 
Craft Punked Seaside 
Incy Wincy Beach Days 
Bunny Zoe Summer

Monday 13 August 2012


As promised I am back with my second layout for today. I'm really pleased with the way this one came out and love the blue and white. The two photos are of Cinderella's castle and a view from near the castle looking towards to The Crystal Palace where you can dine with Pooh and friends, and yes, we have. You just have to forget your age and go with the flow at Disney to get the most out of your holiday. 

I've sanded the Core'dinations and made banners from various papers, addede some raffia, letter stickers and a Papermania journalling tag. The sketch at Sketch Saturday was perfect for a layout.

New Year's Eve in Florida

I had a lovely day on Saturday as my friend Lynsey came over and we spent the day making layouts. We managed to make three each. It was great to take some time off from cardmaking and lovely to have somebody to work with as we shared ideas and made suggestions to each other. I have a pile of holiday photos to work my way through and won;t get them finished before the next holiday I know.

Lynsey introduced me to a scrapbook blog and challenge, Sarah's Cards, and we both used the sketch for our first layout. I used a photo from a few years ago, taken in The Magic Kingdom in Orlando. They give the hats and blowers away and of course when everyone first get them you have never heard such a noise. Then it quietens down until the New Year Fireworks, which are amazing.

I have used Papermania Portobello Road and DCWV Nantucket papers, Sizzix Wingo Zingo alphabet, Woodware star punch and Xcut star dies.

I'll be back later with another layout to share.

Sunday 12 August 2012

Dress up Santas

I'm selling cards (I hope) today so am sharing another of the Stamposaurus samples with you using one of the new Christmas Mischief collection. This card actually features on the front page of the online shop. There are lots of great card ideas in the card gallery of the shop so why not hop over to see more. I have used Promarkers and glitter flock on the beards and fur. The sentiment comes with the stamp, a very useful one I will be using again and again. I've made the holly with a Woodware punch and card candi.

Saturday 11 August 2012

Catching snowflakes

Time for another challenge at Totally Gorjuss and this week's theme is Lacy, Lacy and you could win a voucher from Crafter's Companion. I decided to go for soft creams with just a splash of colour.
Stamp - Lili of the Valley
Medium - Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Sakura clearstar pen
Papers and sentiment- Forevr Friends Timeless
Tools - MS border punch, MS snowflake punch
Silver corner - The Hobby House
Lace - Wild Orchid
Other - Viva pearl pen ice white from My Crafty Heart

My Mum's Craft Shop Christmas in August 
Incy Wincy Sugar and spice and all things nice (girly) 
The pretty little ribbon shop Bling and sparkle 
Sir Stampalot Take flight 

Friday 10 August 2012

Walking the dogs

Another lovely sunny day, not too hot, just how I like it. It was misty first thing and you could see spider's webs on the grass, made me think that Autumn isn't far away, my favourite season. I seem to be in pastel mood at the moment as I have another soft coloured card for you today. The gorgeous girlie is a Sugar Nellie image. It amuses me that she has 2 dogs but a cat on her bag.
Image - Sugar Nellie
Medium - Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Paper - First Edition Dreamcatcher, lovely and glittery
Dies - Marianne Designs flower, Memory Box butterflies
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Other - DI Antique Linen, ribbon, pearls, bow and Viva pearl pen
The Sugar Bowl Maria Therese's sketch 
DYSU Four legged friends 
Simon Says Bingo (Diecut, free, glitter) 
Fab n Funky Pearls or rhinestones 
Kaboodle Doodle Ssterly love 
Marianne's Design Divas Anything Goes 
Crafty-emblies Flora and fauna

Thursday 9 August 2012


I had my friend round again yesterday for her cardmaking class. She thoroughly enjoyed herself. We made three cards in three hours. I make samples up first and then we both make them. The challenge for me is finding cards to make without stamped images that need colouring. Not sure if we will progress to colouring some day. Also she doesn't like cute images!!  One of the cards we made was an anniversary card for her husband. She did so well but when she had finished I found her laughing as she had put the image on so the card opened back to front! She left it like that as she said it would amuse him and he would know that she had made it.

Now I love reading, though since I started blogging I don't read as many books as I used to. I adore this image and she has been waiting to be coloured for some time.
Stamp - Personal Impression Gorjuss girl
Medium - Promarkers and Fexmarkers with a ounc of Sakura Rosestar
Papers - Papermania Happy Days
Tools - Sizzix corner die, MB buterfly, bird and cage dies, TH distressing tool
Other - Viva pearl ice white pen, DI Vintage Photo and Tattered Rose, Piece cut from dictionary which I bought just for cardmaking.
Sweet Stampin' Books and text 
Send a Smile 4 Kids For the girls 
Divas by Design For a female 
Creative Inspirations Anything Goes 
Papertake Anything Goes 
The Cutie Pie Spots and stripes

Wednesday 8 August 2012

In the garden

Well there's a lot going on in this 8 x 8 card isn't there. As soon as I saw the challenge of Summer Scene at Elisabeth Bell's World I knew I had to use one of my fave images. She was one of the first stamps I ever bought from Sugar Nellies and I absolutely love her. She has been coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. The papers are Henbury Lane with a piece of Raspberry Road. I have used the colour challenge of pink and green at Wild Orchid and pink plus one at Charisma . I've used that new MS bird on a wire border punch and a TH butterfly on the edge die. I have so many embossing folders and forget to use them so I thought I would try one on the butterflies and am really pleased with the effect. The flowers of course are Wild Orchid with MS punched leaves. 

Tuesday 7 August 2012

Tres chic

Here I am with my second post today as promised. After reading a mag I was keen to have a look at a website wit free vintage digital designs which you can find here. Not all the images are to my taste but I did find several that I liked and this dress form was one of them. I have distressed all the edges and used DI Vintage Photo. Papers are some new MME Dilly Dally. I have used a new tool, again which I saw in a mag and thought looked good. It is Sew Stamper and I bought the blanket stitch head which fits into my Sew Easy handle. It's self inking and you simply roll it along the paper. I also stamped a Tim Holtz corner scroll onto the green paper. The lace is from my stash and I threaded some ribbon through the holes in the lace. A few pearls and some scattered roses to finish.
Joanna Sheen Try Something New (Sew Stamper) 
Songbird Anything Goes 
Ribbon Girl Bingo (Ribbon, pearls, image)


Good morning everyone. Here I am this morning with a sweet card made using Wellington from Docrafts. He has been coloured with Promarkers and I have teamed him with Prima Youth Collection papers, some star buttons and Woodware punched and crimped kraft stars. 
A Gem Lovely sketch 
Ready Teddy Go Anything Goes 
Crafty Calendar Teddy Bear Parade, option lots of layers

Short and sweet post from me this morning. I'll be back later with a vintage card.

Monday 6 August 2012

View from the top and candy winner

We had a lovely day out at the coast yesterday, went for a long walk and the craft shop which isn't usually open on Sundays, was open and had 20% off so I had to pop in and take a look. I bought a small stamp, some wooden birds and a MS birds border punch which I haven't seen before. The punch was half price and then had 20% off so a bargain at £6.80. 

I haven't had any time for scrapbooking lately so on Saturday I was determined to do a layout. I have nearly finished the pics of New York and Washington so would like to get them finished as soon as I can. The pictures speak from themselves really. I remembered I had this cloud paper from Craft Creations and have teamed it up with some Bo Bunny Et Cetera and Michaels papers. The clouds were made with an MB die and the postcard charm was from EBay.
One Stop City Breaks 
2 Sisters Anything Goes 
Dutch Dare Anything but a card
 Fab n Funky Anything but a card 
Crafty Sentiments Numbers (there are numbers on the Bo Bunny paper on the left)

Thanks to everyone who entered my candy. The lucky winner is .........
That's you Leah Anne Gast. Please e-mail me your address and I will get it in the post to you.If i is not claimed by Friday 10 August I will draw again.

Sunday 5 August 2012

Watering the Garden

It's another 8" square card and another Wild Rose image, but very different to yesterday's elephant. I was lucky enough to win this sweet stamp from my WW teamie, Squirrel and it's the first chance I have had to colour her. The card is for my Mum's husband to give my Mum for her Birthday coming up later this month. 
Image - Wild Rose
Medium - Promarkers
Papers - Papermania Henbury Lane
Tools - MB leafy branch and prim poppy dies from MCH, X cut small flower punch
Lace and pearls from stash
Willow Sketchie Fab sketch 
Crafty-emblies Flora and fauna
  Divas by Design Flowers 
Creative Inspirations In the garden 
Delightful Birthdays 
Ladybug Crafts Ink Summer Fun 
Paperplay Layer it up

Saturday 4 August 2012

Birthday Elephant

At Totally Gorjuss this week we have a great sketch for you to use and the chance to win a voucher from Joanna Sheen. I do love elephants and for my card, which is an 8" square, I have used one of the gorgeous stamps from Wild Rose, coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. I have used one of my fave paper pads, Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby. I have used a neglected MS deep edge trellis punch and added some lovely glittery ribbon and bow. I have used both the butterflies and the negative from the MB die and Viva pearl pen on the butterflies. The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.
Hooked on Krafts Let's celebrate 
Penny's Butterflies and bows 
Papercrafting Journey Anything Goes

Friday 3 August 2012

Angel by lamplight

Friday means another challenge at Winter Wonderland and this week's challenge is ribbon and lace. We are sponsored by Crafter's Companion with a £10 voucher so I hope you will play along. After all we are nearer to this Christmas than last you know, so you need to get those Christmas cards made.
Image - LOTV stamp
Medium - Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Papers - Bo Bunny Snowfall
Tools - TH distressing tool, Marianne lamp die
Scrim - B&Q
Lace - from Hazel, my TG teamie
Ribbon - Anita's
Snowflake - Me & My Big Ideas
Other - Viva Decor pearl pen ice white from My Crafty Heart, glass glitter from The Hobby House
Papertake Fab sketch 
The Cutie Pie Christmas in July 
Marianne's Design Divas Anything Goes 
Sweet Stampin' Christmas in July 
Craftyhazelnut Ribbon 
2 Sisters Christmas in July 
The Paper Shelter Glitz and glimmer 
Scrapbook Sisters Things with wings
Lili's little fairies Christmas in July

Thursday 2 August 2012

Birthday Cake

This is my second post for today and a complete contrast to this morning's vintage card. The colour scheme is way out of my comfort zone but it's good to try different colours sometimes. 
Image - Sugar Nellie
Medium - Promarkers and Sakura Goldstar pen
apers - Celebrate by Teresa Collins and MME Blink of an Eye
DI - Spiced Marmalade
Ribbon - from a challenge win
Pins and pearls - The Hobby House
Flower - MD Cherry Blossom Die from MCH
The Sugar Bowl My 4th entry using this great sketch 
Secret Crafter Bright and cheerful 
Crafts 4 Eternity Brilliant Birthdays 
DYSU Polka dots 
Crafty Ribbons Spots and dots 
I love Promarkers Spots and stripes 
Loves Rubberstamps Photo inspiration

Rain again

This image is so typical of the Summer we have been having here in the UK. Even the days which start lovely like yesterday nearly always end in rain, yes like yesterday. Fine today so far though.

I have been admiring the set of Tim Holtz Visual Artistry stamps for some time and am so pleased I now have them, purchased from Simon Says. I don't know why but I love images with umbrellas and the sentiment is brilliant. I have used Bo Bunny Weekend Market papers, TH distressing tool, lots of DI Vintage Photo and MB umbrella and landscape dies with kraft card. My vintage cards sold so well at the weekend that I need to restock, which is great as I love making this style of card.
Sketch n Stash Great sketch 
Try it on Tuesday Anything Goes 
Simon Says Stamp and Show What do you say? 
Cupcake The Great Outdoors

Just two days left to enter my candy. You can find the link at the top of my blog.

Wednesday 1 August 2012

Pink Fairy

I thought I would share another of my Stamposaurus fairy cards with you today. This is Daisy and she is actually a Christmas fairy but she works well all year I think. I have coloured her with Promarkers and Sakura Rosestar pens.The gorgeous paper is Prima Sweet Fairy, flowers are Wild Orchid, MS rose leaf and fern punches.

I would like to enter her into the challenge of Summer at Little Claire and Dog Days of Summer at Delightful.