Sunday 31 March 2013

Baby, Baby

My friend asked me to make two baby cards and she wanted them A5 and in boxes. Oh joy, I much prefer making square cards and boxmaking really isn't my favourite thing to do. Good job I have a Crafter's Companion boxer.They both actually came out right first time, thank goodness. 
Image - Lili of the Valley
Medium - Copics
Papers - Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby
Dies - Memory Box Precious Hearts and Sofia Heart
Pearl bow - Wild Orchid
Other - Dovecraft doily softened with DI Antique Linen, buttons

Lili's Little Fairies Buttons n bows 
Creative Creations B (Baby, buttons, bows) 
Bearly Mine Girly Pink 
Crafts and Me Pretty in Pink 

Saturday 30 March 2013

Scooter Boy

This is my last week as a member of the DT of Totally Gorjuss. Yes after two years I have decided it is time for a change. Thanks so much to Net and the rest of the team. I have enjoyed it so much. Our challenge this week is Something Blue.

I have had this little boy on my wish list for some time and finally bought him a couple of weeks ago. Funky Kits had 20% off for one day only so it would have been rude not to buy some as there are still lots of Sugar Nellie images on my wish list.
Image - Scooter Boy, Sugar Nellie at Funky Kits
Medium - Copics, Sakura Gold Star pen
Papers - Various from use up pile
Dies - Memory Box
Sentiment - Lili of the Valley
Other - Letraset fineliner for faux stitching and card candi from Craftwork Cards

Cupcake Cool Men 
Creative Creations The letter B (Boy, banner, blue, Birthday) 
Sugar Bowl Anything Goes 
Simon Says Anything Goes
Whimsy Stitch it

Friday 29 March 2013

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star is our them this week at Winter Wonderland so another nice easy challenge for you. As long as you have at least one star on your Christmas project you can enter. You could win a £10 from Crafter's Companion.

Image - Bilmalarna
Medium - Copics
Papers - Bo Bunny Snowfall
Dies - Spellbinders, X Cut star
Punch - Woodware star
Sentiment - LOTV
Other - glitter, ribbon, pearl heart

One Stop I image, at least 2 embellishments, 3 DPs 
Send a Smile 4 Kids Anything Goes 4 Kids
Paper Shelter Anything Goes 
Simon Says Anything Goes
ABC Christmas F for felt or fabric (I have ribbon)

I am amazed that I have reached 1500 followers and would like to welcome my new followers. I will be sorting out some candy for one of my loyal followers soon.

Check out yesterday's post for the Crafty Ribbons bloghop. Lots of prizes to be won.

Happy Easter everyone. 

Thursday 28 March 2013

Mermaids and a Bloghop at Crafty Ribbons

Wow, can you believe Easter is here already we know the weather has been bad here in the UK so to celebrate Easter and to cheer everyone up we’re having a blog hop with lots of prizes available. We also have a new challenge over at Crafty Ribbons Challenge....

Anything Goes with Ribbon
 We'll draw a random winner for both the blog hop and challenge and we’ll have the Top 3 as usual. You can get all the details and lots more ideas from the Design Team over at Crafty Ribbons Challenge . 
Also, we are having a Blog Hop. You can get the full list of blogs over at Crafty Ribbons Inspiration Blog,we  have some special people hopping along with us,so why not go over to Crafty Ribbons Inspiration Blog  and  join in with us. 

And for the Blog Hop I have made the following.....

Image - Lili of the Valley Mermaid Friends
Medium - Copics
Papers - First Edition Blank Canvas
Lace and Ric Rac - Crafty Ribbons
ies - Marianne corner die and MFT shell die
Sentiment - Lili of the Valley tag
Other - Spider's web, brads, Viva Decor pearl pen and stickles

Sunday Sketch and Stamp Great sketch 
Forever Friends Girls 
Dream Valley Pearls and lace
Simon Says Anything Goes

At each stop there'll be a word to collect and a candy draw. I've got these gorgeous ribbons to give away

To be in with a chance of winning this you just need to leave a comment at the end of this post, saying you're joining us on the blog hop.

Each stop will have a word which you should collect to make a phrase.

You should have arrived here from Mindy's
 blog  My word is THE At the end of the blog hop you should have 20 words, work out the phrase and leave it in the comments back at Crafty Ribbons Inspiration Blog. The blog hop will run until 6pm on Tuesday 2nd April and the winner, plus the winners of each of the Design Teams' Candy will be announced at 6pm on Wednesday 3rd April on the Crafty Ribbons Inspiration Blog.  

Wondering what you could win if you complete the bloghop?


Lili of the Valley specialises in the design and production of gorgeous & unique rubber stamps, sentiment stamps, die-cut designs and papers for the card making and crafting sector. “At Lili of the Valley, we strive to produce excellent quality products with beautiful designs that enable you to make lovely cards every time, simply and easily. We also pride ourselves on taking care with everything we do to make sure you receive great products, at a good price and as quickly as possible."

So there will be two lucky winners plus the winners of each of the DT's candy.

Your next stop is Elaine. If you lose your way you can go back to Crafty Ribbons Inspiration Blog to get the full list. Good luck everyone.

Wednesday 27 March 2013


Sadly it's my last week as a guest designer at Christmas Challenges (with sketches) and as always there is a fabulous sketch to follow. This week we are sponsored by Stampin' Up. I have really enjoyed my guest designer slot for the last three months, thanks for asking me girls.

I was lucky enough to win a Tiddly Inks image recently and chose this little cutie. she has been coloured with Copics with a little Sakura Clearstar pen on her skates and lots of diamond stickles. The papers are Echo Park Winter Wishes. I've used DI Faded Jeans around the edges, added some baker's twine, snowflake charm, punched snowflakes and die cut skates cute with a Marianne die. I actually bought these from eBay as I love the die but didn't feel it was one I would use very much as they are rather big so buying some diecuts seemed a more sensible solution.
Charisma Die cuts
A Gem On the Move 
Crafty Hazelnut 3 of something (3 punched snowflakes) 
Sweet Stampin' Lots of layers 
Joanna Sheen Rain or Shine

Tuesday 26 March 2013


Wouldn't some lovely sunny warm weather be wonderful. We are so lucky as we only had a little snow on Saturday which all disappeared on Sunday but that Easterly wind is freezing still. So here's a pretty card to cheer up the day.
Image - Lili of the Valley Thistledown
Medium - Copics
Papers - Emma's Garden, mag freebies, aren't they pretty
Flowers and pearl bow - Wild Orchid
Sentiment - Lili of the Valley tag
other - buttons, baker's twine, fairy charm and stickles
Lili's Little Fairies Spring colours (There is also a DT call) 
Paper Shelter Let it be Spring 
Simon Says Easter/Spring 
Crafts and Me Buttons and bows 
My Mum's Craft Shop Spring has sprung 
Crafty Catz Sparkle with a bow 
2 Sisters Easter/Spring

Monday 25 March 2013

Art Deco

This is my second post for today. Please scroll down for my scrapbook layout.

I had the gorgeous art deco pack from Docrafts for Christmas and the cards I have made with the pack are proving very popular at craft fairs. This is one of the 8 x 8 cards I made.Paper, sentiment and decoupage are from the pack and I added some black raffia lase and white satin ribbon. The image is so beautiful it just doesn't need anything else.

The pack also contains some die cut bags and boxes and here are three I made. The images are from the pack ad I added some Wild Orchid roses to the boxes and a feather and ribbon to the bag.

Allsorts Deco Delights 
MAWTT Decoupage

Bows in my Hair

Last Friday I spent a lovely day with my friend Lynsey and this is one of the things I made. I have so many photos to make into layouts and I chose these three of me as I have a bow in my hair in all of them. I remember having a selection of ribbons and I would come home from school looking just as tidy as when I left, bows intact. I would have been almost 6 in the photo on the left and had lovely long hair. It was so nice to make a really girly page. The backing paper is K&Co. I added strips from 3 other papers and used a MS border punch. I borrowed some lovely silvery grey lacey washi tape from Lynsey. The pink lace is some my Mum gave me ages ago and the beautiful rose ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons. Lynsey also gave me the wooden hearts and the butterfly from My Crafty Heart.  
Creative Creations The letter B (Bows, butterfly) 
Divas by Design Babies and toddlers 
Creative Inspirations Spring colours 
BTCAG Favourite things (K&Co, Rose ribbon, butterfly, wooden embellishments, flowers, patterned paper, washi tape)

Sunday 24 March 2013

Old Jalopy

Despite the freezing cold wind and occasional snow showers people did come out to the craft fair yesterday. although there were less people than before those who did come were buying and I did really well. Sold lots of craft stash too. Although we have had some snow it was nothing like the amount you poor people up north have had.

I seem to have been making a lot of men's cards this week and my DT card for Totally Gorjuss is another male card.  Our them this week is Something Borrowed and we are sponsored by The Ribbon Girl. For my borrowed item I have used some washers from one of hubby's many tins in the garage. Well I say borrowed, he isn't getting them back. I have used four stamps from the Tim Holtz Journey set. I have used DI Vintage Photo and dstressed all the dges. The backing paper is Prima Craftsman, Sizzix embossing folder  with sanded Core'dinations. The stars are K&Co, wheel and gear Tim Holtz, washers from the garage.

Saturday 23 March 2013


This card reminds me of the WI, with the strawberries, cherries and jam doilies and tag. Don't you long for warm sunshiney weather. I'm getting fed up with all this cold.
Image - Lili of the Valley
Medium - Copics
Paper - freebie and Papermania Vintage Notes
Ribbon - from a previous challenge win
Doiley, cut into quarters and tag - Dunelm Mill cookery section (I like finding unusual things for embellishments and sometimes you find them in unexpected places)

I'm selling at a craft fair all day today. Last one before Easter so hoping my Easter cards all sell.

Friday 22 March 2013


This is my second Easter make today.Yes, I know a CAS card. I bought some crosses diecuts to use on Easter and Sympathy cards. It's not a die I would buy as I wouldn't get enough use out of it but 10 for £1.50 with 3 different styles of cross was a good buy I thought. Not my usual style of card but I try to appeal to as many people as possible when selling my cards. I wasn't sure about it but it has grown on me. Tomorrow is my last craft fair before Easter so if it doesn't sell I will keep it for next year. The paper is Papermania Vintage Notes. I've embossed the die cut oval and added a freebie stamped sentiment and an MB prim poppy die cut from Centura Pearl.
Simon Says Easter/Spring 
The Ribbon Girl Green and white 
Charisma Die cuts 
Cute Card Thursday Easter Parade


Spring, mmmmm wouldn't that be nice. Rather than this continuing cold, wet and for some people, snowy weather. I've made a cute bag which could be used for an Easter pressie or a Spring Birthday.

Bag - Hobbycraft
Image - LOTV printed die cut
Papers - from my bits pile
Dies - Crealie leaves, Marianne corners
Daffodils - Wild Orchid
Other - Raffia lace

Wild Orchid Great sketch 
Papertake Easter Treats  
A Gem Easter/Spring

Thursday 21 March 2013


Time for a midweek reminder of my challenge at Crafty Ribbons and this is a card for a friend's Birthday which was yesterday. You still have another week to enter for a chance to win a fab prize.

Image - Lili of the Valley
Medium - Copics
Papers - Echo Park Boy's Life
Ribbons - Crafty Ribbons
Dies - MB landscape and Marianne star border (I also used some of the die cut stars on the landscape)
Other - DI Worn Lipstick

Here Come The Boys Photo Inspiration
Creative Card Crew Masculine

Wednesday 20 March 2013

Snow White

Well after sorting out the Google Reader going issue I was able to sit down and get ahead with some DT work yesterday and also made this sweet card. Back to cute again after yesterday's masculine card. I tried a bit of resist embossing, one of those techniques I have been meaning to try for ages but never got round to. It's not perfect but not bad for a first attempt.

Image - Saturated Canary digi
Medium - Copics, Sakura Gold Star pen
Paper - Papermania Portobello Road
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Other - scrim from B&Q, Woodware lace, scroll stamps, DI Worn Lipstick, wooden apple, flowers, pearl and stickles

Snow White is one of my favourite Disney princesses and I just love that TV series Once Upon a Time. I always think of that when I see Snow White. I do wish the second series would come on soon.

Saturated Canary Read all about it (Snow White) 
Crafty Cardmakers Friendship
 Aud Sentiments Girl Power 
Bearly Mine Anything Goes
 Bunny Zoe Girly
Sunday Sketch and Stamp Great sketch

Check out yesterday's post re Google Reader finishing.

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Tuesday 19 March 2013


Please scroll down for my card today.

Well you have to laugh don't you. Yesterday I scheduled the post below including the bit about my followers. Last night when I planned to visit some blogs I was alarmed to find you are all going to disappear from my blog and my reading list will go too. At first I thought the blogs were going. What a moment of panic that was. However after much discussion on Facebook with far more tech savvy people than me it appears that Google have decided to switch off Google Reader from 1 July.

So if you would like to keep following me, and I do hope you will, please sign up to Bloglovin'. I just did and boy, was that easy. You just ask them to transfer the blogs you are following, and whoop it's done. I have added the widget to my side bar.

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Count your Rainbows and more exciting news

Firstly a huge welcome to my new followers, Wow, I am amazed to have reached almost 1500 followers and thank you so much. I feel some candy will be offered if I reach that magic number..

After yesterday's cute card time for something more distressed.  I don't know why but I love images with umbrellas. I'm not very fond of rain, and goodness knows we have had enough of that lately so my liking for these images seems odd.
Image - Tim Holtz
Papers - Bo Bunny Weekend Market
Sentiement - Inkadinkadoo
Dies - Memory Box clouds and umbrella
Other - hessian, Core'dinations, Viva pearl drops
Crafty Creations Singing in the rain 
Stamping Sensations The Great Outdoors

So onto my exciting news for today. I received a message a little while ago from Paula Holifield asking me if I would join the DT for a new monthly challenge starting on 1 April. The challenge will run from her blog rather than her giving away a monthly candy. You can make whatever you like as long as it fits the theme and there are some great sponsors lined up. So click on her name in this post and that will take you to her blog where you can read all about it. Look forward to you playing along with us.

Monday 18 March 2013


Are you looking forward to some Easter Eggs like this cutie?

Image - Sugar Nellie digi
Medium - Copics
Papers - very old Papermania Simply Elegant
Dies - Marianne and MB Chloe Stem
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Other - Viva deco pearl pen, pearls, free sentiment stamp

The Sugar Bowl Anything Goes 
Bearly Mine Easter 
Paper Shelter Easter 
ABC J for Just as you like it

Sunday 17 March 2013

You make me smile

Something different from me today. I love playing around to make a card without a stamped image sometimes. the lovely Brenda at Floral Fantasies blog has a fun competition running at the moment so I thought I would join in. Brenda loves poppies so that was my starting point and as her style is stylish and not too fussy that is what I set out to emulate (ooh big word!).
Sentiment - Inkadinkadoo
Papers - MME Blush
Dies - MB Carousel birdcage and Prim Poppies
Other - Wild Orchid roses, ribbon, DI Worn Lipstick, pearls from The Hobby House

Hope you like it Brenda.

Other Challenges
Cupcake It's only words 
Cute Card Thursday Anything Goes

Saturday 16 March 2013

50's Fashion and exciting news

I am almost managing to make at least one layout a week this year. There have been a couple of weeks I have missed so when I saw the challenge at Totally Gorjuss was Something Old I knew what I wold make for my DT project this week. We are sponsored by Heather's Hobbie Haven.

The photos are of my Mum and in the second picture she is with her Mum. My Mum is only 17 in the larger picture but looks older than today's youngster of 17 doesn't she. My Mum was always dressmaking and knitting so I kept to that theme for the page. I went for a shabby chic look tearing the fashion paper and using lots of DI Vintage Photo. I've used a free vintage digital stamp behind the photos and made the frame from sanded Core'dinations. The mannequin is from Craftwork Cards and I made a dress in the 50's style for it. The title is from American Crafts letter and the ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons. I remember having the old wooden cotton reels when my Mum had finished with them to make things with. I kept a box with all sorts of bits and pieces to craft with. Goodness knows what I made.

Creative Craft World Great scrap map 
Bunny Zoe Girly 
Simon Says Stamp and Show Chic to be shabby 
Digital Tuesday Frame it 
Papertake 1,2,3 (1 ribbon, 2 papers, 3 pictures) 
Dream Valley Mother's Day or female 
Joanna Sheen Mother's Day or female

So on to the exciting news.

Over at the Crafty Ribbons Inspiration blog we are having an Easter Blog hop and would like to invite you all to join in with us..
Our Easter blog hop will run from 8am 28th March through to 6pm 2nd April.....

We also have a few surprises for you all,we have some special people joining us we know you will love them as much as we all do,so don't forget to come back and see who will be joining us...

There will be letters to collect to make a sentence and the Design Team Members who are taking part all have a ribbon candy to give away to one lucky person who joins us on the hop and leaves a comment on their blog..

For the person who gets all the letters to make the words and then leaves the correct sentence in a comment on the post at Crafty Ribbons Inspiration there will be a fantastic ribbon hamper as their prize...

Winners will be announced on the Crafty Ribbons Inspirations blog at 6pm Wednesday 3rd April...

To kick off our Blog Hop we are offering some fabulous ribbon candy......

If you would like to win these gorgeous ribbons..then all you need to do is ...

 Take this small badge 

and put it in your sidebar and link back to the Crafty Ribbons Inspiration blog...

  leave your name with Inlinkz below the post over at Crafty Ribbons Inspiration Blog... 

We would love you to be a follower of the Inspiration blog but it's not a requirement...

If you don't have a blog that's fine just leave your name with Inlinkz skipping the URL

The Design Team look forward to seeing you all on Thursday 28th March  for the first day of our Easter Blog Hop....

Friday 15 March 2013

Hello Little Robin

Time for another Christmas card as it is Friday and that means another Winter Wonderland challenge where this week's theme is A Little Bird. We are sponosred by Wild Rose who are giving away 2 stamps, what a great prize.

I have chosen this wonderful Wee Stamps digi which has been coloured with Copics. The papers are Kaisercraft Dear Santa. I wouldn't usually put red with purple but somehow on these papers it works. I've added lots of diamond stickles, a MB holly die cut border with red pearls and a Prima poinsettia with a gold brad.
Incy Wincy Things that begin with F (Fairy)
Bunny Zoe Girly

Thursday 14 March 2013


I love this cute hedgie from Sugar Nellie called Little Aviator and have only used him once before so I have coloured him with Copics and added glossy accents to hi goggles. Papers are MME Dilly Dally. I have added some faux leather strips, Kaisercraft ticket and turquoise Viva pearl pen spots.
The Sugar Bowl Anything Goes 
Sweet Stampin' For a man or a boy

Wednesday 13 March 2013

Waiting for my stockings to be filled

It's my penultimate card as a guest designer at Christmas Challenges (with sketches) and this week's sketch is another beauty. We are sponsored by

Image - Stamposaurus
Medium - Copics
Papers - Bo Bunny Snowfall (love these papers)
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Die - MB snowflake corner
Punch - MS snowflake
Other - Gold doily

ABC Christmas Eyes down for Bingo (Ribbon, animal, diecuts) (hope animal includes birds) 
BTCAG Favourite things (Christmas cards, kraft, these papers, Copics and blue and brown)
CSAYL Patterned paper

Tuesday 12 March 2013

All Aboard

This is my second post today. Scroll down for some cute teddies.
 love this new Docrafts collection, All Aboard and can see I will be using it for scrapbooking holidays as well as cardmaking. So no stamping for this one. Everything on this card comes from the new collection, papers, toppers and washi tape, except the anchors and ships wheel which were made with MFT dies.
Delicious Doodles Use diecuts 
Pretty Little Ribbon Happy Birthday 
Here come the boys No stamping

Three little teddies

I bought this cute Lili of the Valey stamp a while ago and have only just got round to colouring it with Copics, of course. This is a fairly simple card for me. I've used gorgeous Lucy Cromwell papers and sentiment, MS border punch, raffia lace and added tiny MB butterflies and a lager Cheery Lynn butterfly.
Lili's Little Fairies Card for Mum or special lady 
The Paper Shelter Dies and punches 
A Gem Floral Frenzy 
Dream Valley Mother's Day or female 
Crafty Blogger's Network Spring or pastel
Sketch Saturday fab sketch

Monday 11 March 2013

18th Birthday

I have a commissioned card to share with you today. This is uha gorgeous detailed image which took  me ages to colour. Great practice with my Copics.
Image - Elisabeth Bell
Medium - Copics
Papers - Papermania Henbury Lane
Dies - Magnolia fence, Tim Holtz on the edge butterflies with sanded Core'dinations
Other - ribbon, roses from Wild Orchid

Here's the detail of the image

Bizzy Becs Anything Goes 
Stamping Sensations The Great Outdoors 
Everybody Art Butterfly 
Papertake Anything Goes

Sunday 10 March 2013

Following Mum

This is another Pollycraft image which always makes me smile. The backing paper is from my use up pile and the pieces are First Edition Dreamweaver. I've used the MB country landscape die, ad some very old flowers and leaves with pearls.
Oldie but a goodie Feeling floral nearly everything on my card is old) 
Crafty Creations A bit of green 
Simon Says A bit of gren 
Cute Card Thursday Spring fever 
MAWTT The birds and bees (nature) 
CRAFT Easter/Spring

Saturday 9 March 2013

Daffodils for Mum

Our challenge this week at Totally Gorjuss is For Mum as it is Mother's Day in England tomorrow. You could make anything for Mum of course, it doesn't have to be for Mother's day. Our lovely sponsor this week is Crafter's Companion. Have you seen that gorgeous new panda range they have released this week? 
Image - Sugar Nellie digi
Medium - Copics
Papers - mix of freebies
Die - MB Carousel birdcage, new purchase from Facebook
Wooden bird - from stash

Did you know that Crafty Ribbons do lace and buttons as well as their scrummy ribbons? This card will also be on the Crafty Ribbons Pure Inspiration blog. Hop over, leave me a comment there and check out the work from the rest of the talented DT.

Creative Craft Mother's Day 
Bearly Mine Mother's day 
Songbird Mama I love you (Mother's Day)
Crafts 4 Eternity Marvelous Mums
Creative Inspirations Happy Mother's Day
My Mum's Craft Shop Spring has Sprung

Friday 8 March 2013

Happy Birthday to my Hubby

It's my hubby's Birthday today and this is his card. It's always difficult to know what image to use for him. He loves cars but I think I have probably used all the car images I have in previous years. I love this image and added some gears and wheels rather than a car.
I image - Simply Sassy Number 1 Fan from Sugar Nellie
Papers - Docrafts Gorjuss
Medium - Copics
Die - Tim Holts on the edge gears cut from gears card
Other - embossing folders, Core'dinations, washi tape, Tim Holtz gears and sprockets

The Sugar Bowl Anything Goes 
Little Miss Muffet Boys Only 
Sweet Stampin' Embossing
Incy Wincy Sketch

Thursday 7 March 2013

Surf's Up

It's midway reminder time at Crafty Ribbons where we have the easy challenge of anything goes with ribbon. This is Surf Shack, another sample card for Stamposaurus.
Image - Stamposaurus
Medium - Copics
Paper - Karen Foster
Sentiment - LOTV
Embellishments - MFT surf board die and patterned brad from stash
That Craft Place Anything Goes 
Bizzy Becs Anything Goes 
Stamping Sensations The Great Outdoors

Wednesday 6 March 2013

War plane

Here I am again with another non cute male card and another of Teri's fabulous images from Delicious Doodles. I've used Di Vintage Photo all over the image and teamed it with some of the new paper from Papermania, all aboard. I've used sanded Core'dinations and distressed all the ages. I've added some hessian, which I frayed and then used some of those pieces across the corner. MB cloud dies and an LOTV sentiment finish it off.
Crafty Cardmakers Masculine featuring technology 
Docrafts Anything goes (card) 
That Craft Place Anything Goes
 Bizzy Becs Anything Goes 
Papertake Anything Goes

Tuesday 5 March 2013

Working the Land

I've learnt something today, be careful what you use on the windowsill when the window of your craft room is open. We had a frosty but sunny start to the day and I decided to open some windows. Whilst the computer was firing up I opened up a large stamp folder on the windowsill, pulled out a stamp and the one behind it fell out of the window. There is a small tiled roof below which is over our front door and I could see the stamp sitting on the tiles. How do I get it down? Wait for hubby to get home, oh no. Undid one leg of his camera tripod so I could reach it and managed to flick it down hoping it would go down to the ground but it landed in the gutter. Opened the front door, stood on a small stepstool and recovered my stamp, hooray for me!

So onto my card which has been made using a gorgeous new stamp from Delicious Doodles. Teri sometimes has a Facebook competition to name a new stamp and the winner wins the digi. I named it Working the Land and won. I have edged it with DI Forest Moss and used up some papers from my odds and ends pile, which is going down nicely. I've used MS simple scallop border punch, baker's twine and some card candi. I found the sentiment in my sentiment folder and the colours match perfectly.

The craft fair on Sunday went well and as well as selling several cards and a couple of bags I sold quite a bit of craft stash too. I need to build up my stock of non cute cards now.
Bizzy Becs Anything Goes 
Simon Says Anything Goes 
The Paper Shelter Animal Magic 
Charisma At least 5 patterned papers (I have 5) 
Crafting when we can Earth, air, fire, water (Mine has earth and air)
The Ribbon Girl Add ribbon or twine

Monday 4 March 2013

Baby Henry William

My friend has been expecting her first grandchild to make an appearance in February. Her daughter has had a rough time, with miscarriages and IVF. Suddenly she found herself pregnant without IVF but was then really sick for ages. A couple of weeks late but baby Henry arrived and all is well. I made my card ahead of time in neutral and lemon. My friend chose this LOTV image but as she wanted an 8 x 8 personalised card, and I don't sell that size baby card,  I couldn't make it it until baby arrived. I coloured the image in pink and blue and then when I got the call set to making this card. 
Image - LOTV
Medium - Copics and Promarkers ( as I made this before I changed pens)
Papers - Tim Holtz shabby vintage
Punches - MS border and heart punch
Dies - MB precious hearts and banner
Rose ribbon - The Hobby House
Pearls hearts - Meiflower
Doily - Dovecraft
Other - charm and baker's twine
Simon Says Anything goes 
Natalie and Amy Diecuts 
Fab n Funky Pastel colours

Sunday 3 March 2013

Keep calm, it's only a game!

Two day in a row for Pollycraft images. I have of course used Maurice before for a Norwich City inspired card. Every time I make one they sell fast so maybe I should make a few more. I will have been up bright and early this morning to get to a craft fair. It is the first time I have done this one but I am told it is usually quite good and I have been trying to get in there for a while as they have  per year. They only have one of each type of craft which is also very good.
Image - Pollycraft
Medium - Copics
Papers - Papermania Hampstead and K&Co Roam
Ribbon and button - Crafty Ribbons
Other - Fineliner for doodling, glossy accents, Sakura white souffle pen and football card from stash

Hope you all have a great Sunday whatever you are doing. I will be in front of the TV tonight, love Sunday night telly at the moment.

Saturday 2 March 2013

Balancing Act

I'm meeting a friend for lunch today and then off to a craft shop hopefully to get the new Docrafts mag and check out the new Gorjuss girl goodies. Shan't be very pleased if they haven't got them in yet. Mind you they should have as they a Docrafts demonstrator there today.

This is my DT card for Totally Gorjuss where the challenge is Anything + Pink. We are sponsored by J&C Creations. This image always makes me smile, so cute.

Stamp - Pollycraft digi
Medium - Copics
Papers - Fancy Pants Beach Babe
Punch - MS border
Dies - MB dragonfly and butterflies
Sentiment- Tim Holtz salvage sticker
Other - ribbon, Viva Decor pearl pen

Simon Says Anything Goes
My Mum's Craft Shop Spring has sprung
Aud Sentiments Easter
Cute Card Thursday Something old (image, border punch, papers)
Bearly Mine Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles Yellow