Tuesday 30 April 2013

Wee Wedding

I have been asked a few times at craft fairs for a 6 x 6 Wedding card, although mostly I sell the 8 x 8 ones. So I thought it was time I made one or two smaller ones. This image is so adorable.
Image - Wee printed die cut
Papers - Wild Rose Always and Forever
Die cuts - Memory Box Precious Hearts and Marianne chandelier
Other - lace, pearl hearts, pearls and DI Vintage Velvet 

Creative Creations Weddings 
Cutie Pie Lots of layers 
Divas by Design Inspired by a movie (The Princess Bride)

We had a day out in the City yesterday, shopping and haircuts so hoping to get lots of crafting done today while hubby is at work.

Have you entered my candy yet? I still have some craft items for sale, some have been reduced, check out my craft items for sale page.

Monday 29 April 2013

Vase of flowers

The last card I made with one of these beautiful images from the LOTV sketch pad sold last week so I wanted to make at least one more before this Saturday's fair. They are so beautiful, though I did find the tiny flowers and stems a bit challenging to colour and found them easier to colour with my glasses off as I am short sighted. Coloured with my Copics, papers are First Edition Dreamcatcher. I've used a Spellbinders floral oval and Cheerly Lynn butterflies with Centura Pearl and pearls so lots of shine and glitter. 

Simon Says Anything Goes 
Crafty Catz The colour purple 
Sister Act Anything Goes

Sunday 28 April 2013

Sweet baby hedgie

I bought this sweet Penny Black stamp from one of the Facebook groups recently. I just fell in love with the image and couldn't wait to colour it with my Copics. My collection is growing, just another 44 and I will then have the complete set of Ciaos, despite my saying I wouldn't need them all. Of course there are then all the Sketch markers but I think I will just get a few of those where I need to fill in colour ranges.
Image - Penny Black
Medium - Copics
Dies - Memory Box clouds and party lanterns
Punch - MS cherish border
Papers - Mag freebies
Roses - Wild Orchid
Other - pearl hearts, Core'dinations, DI Weathered Wood, ribbon

Friday sketch challenge Great sketch 
Creative Inspirations Ribbons and pearls 
Divas by Design Inspired by a movie (The Cradle Will Fall) 
Simon Says Anything Goes 
The Paper Shelter For the boys 
Stampin' for the weekend Die cuts and/or punches 
Sweet Stampin' Anything but Birthday
Here come the boys Little Boy Blue

Check out my candy post above and craft items for sale page

Saturday 27 April 2013


I am sharing another Stamposaurus sample with you today using one of their new Happy Birthday sentiments. I've have teamed it with some Papermania Henbury Lane paper, Spellbinder floral oval die, Cheery Lane and Marianne butterfly dies, Doohickey fence die and some pearls, Simple but rather pretty.
Simon Says Anything Goes 
Dream Valley Things with wings 
Cupcake Monochromatic 
Crafty Sentiments Monochromatic 
Bunny Zoe Favourite colour combo

Have you entered my candy and checked out my craft items for sale page?

Friday 26 April 2013

Photo Inspiration at Winter Wonderland

Just for a change we have a photo to inspire you for this week's challenge at Winter Wonderland. You will have to hop over to the challenge to see the photo. I have been inspired by the colours, poinsettias and the table decoration. We have a £10 voucher for Crafter's Companion as our prize this week.
Image - Stamposaurus
Medium - Copics
Papers - Kaisercraft Dear Santa
Poinsettias - Prima
Other - gold brads, DI Worn Lipstick
Craftyhazelnuts Red and green must be seen
Simon Says Anything Goes

Check out my craft items for sale page and my candy post above.

Thursday 25 April 2013

Picking roses and my exciting news

If you follow m on Facebook you may have seen my post a little while ago saying that I had a exciting e-mail. I can now reveal that I have been asked to join the lovely girls at Lili’s Little Fairies so I am officially a fairy, woohoo. I didn't hesitate to say yes as I love Lili of the Valley images and use them a lot o here is my first DT card. If you love CAS cards you may want to look away now as this card has so much going on it. It's a commissioned card and as it is an 8x8 card I had a lot of scope for embellishing.
Image - LOTV
Corner stamps - found in stash
Papers - Papermania Henbury Lane and First Edition Dreamweaver
Medium - Copics
Wooden embellie - Hobbycraft
Fence - Doohickey die
Tree - Marianne die
Butterfly - Cheery Lynn die
Sentiment - PC generated
Pearl sprays and  Lace -- Wild Orchid
Flowers - ribbon flowers from Meiflower, cabuchon from My Crafty Heart, roses from Michaels
Watering can charm - Ebay
Ribbon and pearls from stash

Allsorts Passion for flowers 
Forever Friends Lots of flowers 
Bunny Zoe Favourite colour combo (I love all shades of purple and pink) 
Bizzy Becs Tic tac toe (Diecuts, bling,lace) 
ABC L for lovely lace

Wednesday 24 April 2013


I love the vintage adorable digis from Sugar Nellie and they are such good practice for colouring with Copics. I have used the heart circle Nestie, Docrafts Kraft Notes, MS border punch, velvet ribbon from Crafty Ribbons, Lucy Cromwell sentiment, tiny buttons and MS flower punch which I had completely forgotten I had. 
The Sugar Bowl Anything Goes 
Sparkles Hearts 
Bearly Mine Digi Days 
Souhern Girls Button up

Tuesday 23 April 2013


I hope you are enjoying this glorious sunshine in your part of the world. I normally schedule my posts ahead but didn't get a chance yesterday which is why today's card is a bit later than normal.
I have used a Marianne bicycle die and two if my new Spellbinders arrows dies. The papers are MME Dilly Dally. I made the notepaper using a single hole punch and scissors. I added a Stamposaurus sentiment, baker's twine and a bicycle die from eBay.
Simon Says Travel 
Crafty Catz This one's for the boys

Monday 22 April 2013

Another sentiment card

Yes, another Stamposaurus sample. I was given two lovely sets of sentiment. This set also has baby boy and christening. The font is lovely and the words fitted perfectly onto the Memory Box clouds. It's fun sometimes making a card just using dies. The paper is Papermania Henbury Lane and I also used a Marianne corner die and Memory Box precious heart all with sanded Core'dinations. The flowers are Wild Orchid with the excpetion of the large flower which I found in my stash.
Stamping Sensations Special Occasions
  Allsorts A Passion for Flowers 
Bearly Mine Spring Flowers 
Crafts 4 Eternity April showers bring May flowers 
Totally Papercrafts Monochromatic

Sunday 21 April 2013

Thinking of you

I'm back with my second post today and  another sample card for Stamposaurus today. I decided to stamp the flower onto kraft and team it with black and white. I tried this colour combo a couple of weeks ago and really liked it. I lifted it with some touches of pink.
Image and sentiment - Stamposaurus
Medium - Sakura Rose Star
Papers - Papermania Liquorice Sherbet
Punch - EK border
Ribbon, flowers and brad from stash

Paper Shelter Make it Bloom

Happy Birthday

It's another Stamposaurus sample today featuring one of two large Happy Birthday sentiment stamps. Agreat male card I thought. Paper is Papermania Portobello Road and I used my new Die-namics bunting die. Very different from my usual style but effective I think.
Charisma Flag colours (UK flag) 
Paper Crafting Journey Use a sentiment 
Papertake One paper

Saturday 20 April 2013

Let's Bake

I will be selling at a craft fair all day today. It's the first time I have done this one so hoping it goes well.

I have some more samples to make fro Stamposaurus and this is the first of them. These stamps have just been released and are very on trend with all the interest in home baking and all the food programmes on TV. Just for a change I have paper pieced some of the utensils. Papers are Prima Botanicals and the ribbon is one of the new releases from Crafty Ribbons. I just added some card candi to the corners.

Friday 19 April 2013

Birds and Butterflies

I have so many new dies to play with from Ally Pally I hardly know which to use first. I bought another magnetic storage folder and some more magnetic sheets. I find I can comfortably fit 2 sheets inside a folder. I had a sort out of all my dies and have labelled the folders. I do like having everything organised to save time.

Image - Simply Sassy for Sugar Nellie
Medium - Copics
Papers - Prima Botanicals
Dies - Impression Obsession love birds, which I cut in half, MB butterflies
Sentiment - LOTV
Other - Prima butterfly, Viva decor pearl pen, Sakura Rose Star pen

The Sugar Bowl Anything Goes 
Saturated Canary Anything Goes 
Incy Wincy Fur or feathers 
Divas by Design Butterflies and birds

Thursday 18 April 2013

Pink and green

It's midway reminder time at Crafty Ribbons where our challenge is pink and green. I made this card for my friend Lynsey's little girl Grace for her 5th Birthday so I know she has opened it. I was delighted to hear that Grace loved the card and said it was a real card as she loves handmade cards.

I was really pleased with the way the colouring cam out on this one. I created the folds on her clothes after watching one of Alyce's great tutorials.

Image - Miss Ladybugs, Elisabeth Bell 
Medium - Copics
Papers  - Docrafts Kraftnotes
Dies - Memory Box
Punch - MS border
Swiss dots Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Other - pearls

Crafts 4 Eternity Wonderful Wings 
Sister Act Anything Goes 
Elisabeth Bell's World Animal Antics 
Whimsy Pretty in Pink
Divas by Design Birds and butterflies

Wednesday 17 April 2013


Today is my turn to post on the Crafty Ribbons Pure Inspiration blog. Please hop over and check out the great posts from the DT using Crafty Ribbons.

This is one of only 2 stamps I bought at Ally Pally (see yesterday's post for pics of my stash buys). I just couldn't resist her, isn't she gorgeous.I'm sill working out colour combos with my Copics and I'm not that happy with her dress. In fact at one stage the image almost went in the bin.

Image - Lili of the valley Madame Pompadou Dainty Cake
Medium - Copics
Papers - Teresa Collins Fabrications and First Edition Dreamcatcher
Cupcake ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Sentiment - LOTV
Die - MB chandelier
Other - doily and pearls

Allsorts Letter of your name (Madame Pompadou) 
Natalie and Amy Monochromatic 
No Matter Which Colour challenge 
Whimsy Pretty in Pink
  Sunday sketch and stamp Fab sketch

Tuesday 16 April 2013

Spring flowers and Ally Pally pics

Well I had a brilliant weekend. Had such a great time at Ally Pally and bought lots of lovely new stash, (see below for photos). It was so good to meet up with blogging friends too. Sunday we went to the Harry Potter Studio Tour which was also brilliant. I thoroughly recommend it, so interesting. Really want to see all the films again now. Good job I have them all.

I bought one of the gorgeous new sketch pads from LOTV last week, such great value, 30 images to colour for £6. I bought the vintage boys one at the show too. I love Spring flowers and when I have some daffodils I usually put them in a blue jug so that's what I went with for this card. I was inspired by the colours of daffodils, hyacinths, polyanthus and tulips.
Image - LOTV
Medium - Copics
Papers - Paermaina Persimmon
Sentiment - LOTV
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Leaves - MS punches
Butterfly - Cheery Lynn (sprayed with gold spray and sparkle)
Other - doily

Divas by Design Flowers 
Simon Says April showers or Spring flowers 
Paper Shelter Spring delights 
Cute Card Thursday Butterfly kisses 
Totally Gorjuss Spring shades 
Joanna Sheen Spring into Spring
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop Spring is in the air

So here is what I bought on Saturday.

Stocking up on basics. I got all that kraft card on the right for £6.

Fab toppers, LOTV sentiment and some masks. Never used them before so looking forward to trying them.

Lovely new dies. Can't wait to play.

Lovely new goodies.

I had no time to play yesterday but it is all put away. I need to find time to catch up on blogging now.

Thanks for visiting whilst I have been away xx

Monday 15 April 2013

More sewing

Another scheduled post from me after my exciting weekend away. I hope I had a good time and bought lots of crafty goodies. I will let you know and also share a pic or two.

My card today is for a mid challenge reminder at A Little Bit Crafty where our first challenge is Anything Goes. We have 3 great sponsors so well worth playing along. I decided to make a vintage sewing card as I love making these and they are very popular at craft fairs. I always regretted not buying the Papermania Persimmon pad so when I saw somebody had one for sale at a recent craft fair I bought it and that is my backing paper on this card. The image is a freebie from Free Vintage Digital stamps. The dress form and cotton reel were die cut with my friend Lynsey's Tim Holtz die. The tape measure ribbon is one of my favourites from Crafty Ribbons. To get this effect I used double sided tape along the back and then stuck it at intervals to itself. The sentiment is LOTV and I added some baker's twine. lots of DI Vintage Photo and some tiny buttons.
Bizzy Becs Tic tac toe (Die cut, blue, Birthday) 
Papertake Bingo (Die cuts, free, buttons) 
Little Miss Muffet Anything Goes

Sunday 14 April 2013

White Wedding

I have scheduled today's post as I have another exciting day ahead. We have tickets for the Harry Potter tour at Warner Brothers Studios. Everyone who has been says it is brilliant so I am really looking forward to it. I love making all white Wedding cards. I have used a textured card and a Cuttelbug heart embossing folder with Centura pearl. As it is an ordered card I created the sentiment on the PC. The roses which just have a hint of lilac are from Wild Orchid and the fabulous rose ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons. I have used a die cut from Lili of the Valley and added a pearl heart to finish.
Penny's White on white 
Divas by Design Flowers
Stamping Sensations Special Occasions
MAWTT Inspired by a song or film (White Wedding by Billy Idol)

Saturday 13 April 2013

Gorjuss Bag

Today's post is scheduled as I am off to the BSSB show at Ally Pally. Very excited about meeting up with some lovely blogging buddies and having a good browse around the stalls and buying some lovely new stash. I have a rather long wish list. I need some stock items like DST of course and die storage, particularly as I plan on buying some new dies.

So a simple bag to share with you today. The decoupage, paper and tiny buttons are all from the new Docrafts Gorjuss girl range. I added Prima flowers and a brad. See, simples. 

Check out my post tomorrow to see where I will be. I will be sharing pics from Ally Pally and catching up with you all next week.

Have a lovely weekend x

Friday 12 April 2013

Polar bear cub

Our challenge this week at Winter Wonderland is red and green must nor be seen. We have two fabulous sponsors, Pink Gem and Ladybug Crafts Ink. The DT  were all lucky enough to have been given Pink Gem images. I chose this gorgeous polar bear cub which was perfect for a non red or green card. I used Copics, lots of glitter, some foam glitter stars from America, sentiment I found in my Christmas file (can't remember which stamp it came from) and scrim from B&Q.

Ready Teddy Go Anything Goes
Natalie and Amy Monochromatic 
A Gem Animals 
CRAFT Christmas

Thursday 11 April 2013

Snowy and Hedgy

I recently bought this stamp and couldn't wait to use it. Isn't it adorable. Two Christmas cards this week as tomorrow will be my Winter Wonderland post. Keeping up with the Christmas card resolution but falling a bit behind with the scrapbooking one to do one a week. 
Image - Penny Black Snowy and Hedgy
Medium - Copics
Papers - Kaisercraft Dear Santa
Punches - MS snowflakes
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Other - Stickles, baker's twine, charm, pearls

Penny Black Saturday Fab sketch 
Bearly Mine Anything Goes 
Craftyhazelnut use the word Christmas 
Totally Gorjuss Anything goes with sparkle
Sister Act Anything Goes
A Gem Animals
Stamping Sensations Special Occasions

Wednesday 10 April 2013

Anyone for cake?

Warning - this card may make you hungry. The Crafty Ribbons DT were so lucky to get a bundle of the fabulous new cake and chocolate ribbons which are now on sale here
Image - Sugar Nellie - Let them eat cake
Medium - Copics
Papers - First Edition Desert Bloom and Spring Feast
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Other - stickles, card candi from Craftwork Cards

Not too many embellies on this one. Tried some flowers but they just didn't look right.

Sketchy Colors Fab sketch 
Kaboodle Doodles Any shade of pink 
Sugar Bowl Anything goes (SN image) 
Crafty Catz Anything Goes 
Totally Papercrafts Birthday girl in pink 
The Cutie Pie Film (Layer Cake starring Daniel Craig)
The Squirrel and the fox Inspired by a song or movie (Layer Cake)
No Matter Which Colour challenge

Tuesday 9 April 2013

Three little bears

I haven't made many shaped cards for ages and then two in as many days. It must be well over a years since I made a tri shutter card. They are quite time consuming. I had all the measurements written down but remembered the paper sizes were actually a bit big so adjusted them all so next time I make one should be a little quicker.
Images - LOTV
Medium - Copics
Sentiemnt - LOTV
Paper - Papermania Henbury Lane
Dies - Nestie and 2 sets of MB clouds

Still experimenting with colour combos and prefer the colour on the middle bear to the other two. Again another note, E33, E35 and E37. Need to work out a more yellow combo too.

Simon Says Happy Birthday 
Dutch Dare Birthday Fun 
Delicious Doodles More than 1 fold 
A Gem Animals 
  Ready Teddy Go Anything Goes

I have some craft items for sale. Please see the page at the top of my blog.

Monday 8 April 2013

My favourite LOTV stamp

I have seen a lot of these stand card around on various blogs so I decided to have a go at making one. If I could only have one LOTV stamp, perish that thought, I would have to choose this one. She has ben inked several times unlike some of my poor neglected stamps.
Image - Fairy on Tiptoe, LOTV
Medium - Copics
Papers - Papermania Vintage Notes
Dies - Cheery Lynn butterflies and Memory Box fuschia and butterflies
Sentiment - LOTV
Other - Letraset fineliner for faux stitching, pearls, glitter, chalk ink for edging
Lili's little fairies All stitched up 
Crafty Creations Flowers or fairies 
Creative Moments Things with wings 
Simon Says Happy Birthday 
Divas by Design Spring colours 
Crafts and Me Spring flowers 
Crafting for all seasons Floral delights
Everybody Art Shaped Cards

I have some craft items for sale, please see the page at the top of my blog.

Sunday 7 April 2013

Graham in London

When I last made a layout of my hubby when he was a little boy I thought it was the only photo we had so I was delighted when searching through the old photo to find these three. Not the best quality but you can't go back and take them again can you. It's also not that easy to get a great photo of a layout but it looks really good IRL.

I've used the Docrafts sketch again which I used for my steampunk card. I love large circles for layouts. The papers are DCVW Nantucket and Papermania Gorjuss. I've used a Marianne corner die and a MB button die, both with sanded Core'dinations. I've also added some washi tape, spotted buttons and a large brad. lettering is Papermania with the capitl letters from some old Poundland alphabets.

Crafting when we can Name that tune (The Young Ones)

Saturday 6 April 2013


I've used another new stamp today for this girly card. She is called Guinevere and is a Simply Sassy stamp from Sugar Nellie at Funky Kits.
Image - Guinevere from Simply Sassy
Medium - Copics and Sakura Gold Star pen
Papers - First Edition Blank Canvas
Dies - 3 Spellbinders, Marianne leaves
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Sentiment - LOTV
Other - Bow, buttons, raffia, Letraset fineliner for doodling faux stitching

Saturated Canary Pretty pastels 
Wild Orchid Buttons and bows 
Bearly Mine Great sketch

Friday 5 April 2013

Playing with Photos

My hubby has often suggested I should try making some cards using reduced size photos, especially for men's cards. I try to make card that appeal to as wide a rage of people as possible at craft fairs so decided to give it a go. I have seen several people sell cards made with prints of their photos but have never seen people use photos in this way. I have to say I am really pleased with the results and will be making some more of these. It will be interesting to see if they sell well.

I have used some Christmas papers for this one, MS zigzag punch, MB landscape die and card candi. The photo was taken at a Classic Car Show.

This photo was taken in New England. Papers from my use up pile, MFT dies, baker's twine, brads, PC created sentiment and LOTV grunge postcard.

The last card uses a photo from the local hydroplane and speedboat races. Papers are Docrafts Portobello Road. I added a Craftwork Cards sentiment and some faux leather.
Here come the boys Photo inspiration 
Heck of a challenge Just add water (the bottom two cards) 
Oldie but a goodie Transport (Most things used are old) 
Papertake Anything Goes (option kraft - first card)
Cute Card Thursday Somthing borrowed (idea from husband)
Simon Says Happy Birthday (top and bottom cards)

Thursday 4 April 2013

Asleep amongst the clouds

It's mid challenge reminder time at Crafty Ribbons, where our theme is anything goes with ribbon. This is the second of the A5 cards for an order. I only bought this stamp a couple of months ago and have already used it twice. I can see this one getting a lot of use.
Image - Vintage baby by Sugar Nellie at Funky Kits
Medium - Copics
Papers - Me to You
Embossing folder - Darice
Clouds - Memory Box dies
Velvet ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Butterflies - Cheery Lynn dies
Other - Pearls and pearl heart.
Crafts 4 Eternity Cute as you like 
A Gem Make it cute
Creative Card Crew Clouds
Papertake Anything Goes

Wednesday 3 April 2013


I love the Docrafts Chronology range and they make great distressed cards. I used the sketch from the Docrafts site. Everything has been distressed using DI Vintage Photo and Forest Moss with the TH distressing tool. The stamp and papers are both Chronology. I added a TH die cut clock, which has been cut with sanded Core'dinations and a Marianne die cut key. I found the stamped sentiment in my stash.
Delicious Doodles 1 image, 2 embellishments (clock and key), 3 DPs 
Allsorts Vintage 
BTCAG Vintage
Cards Galore Vintage
Simon Says Stamp and Show Anything Goes

Tuesday 2 April 2013

Kraft, black and white

I bought the new floral set from Digistamp Boutique and saw that a couple of people had printed them onto kraft so I decided to give it a go. As soon as I saw this image I thought of the Memory Box Chloe Stem die which I added with some white pearls. I also used Papermania Liquorice Sherbet papers anda Craftwork Cards sentiment .I'm really pleased with how this card turned out. Quite simple but striking.
Digistamp Boutique Monthly challenges 
Simon Says Anything Goes 
Charisma Happy Birthday
Cupcake Get your kraft on
Docrafts Spring

Monday 1 April 2013

New challenge post

Yes. it's the 1st of April and her I am with my first DT card for the brand new challenge at A Little Bit Crafty.We have the easiest of challenges to start us off, anything goes. We have three fabulous sponsors for you and the DT were given the option on using images from two of them. The 3 sponsors are

I chose this sweet image from Lacey Sunshine. She has been coloured with Copics and I have used a little Sakura clearstar pen too. The papers are some very old Forever Friends ones with a sheet of Papermania Happy Days. I've used First Edition Dreamweaver to die cut the butterflies using a Cheerly Lynn die and a Tim Holtz on the edge die. Flowers are from Wild Orchid with MS punched leaves.

CRAFT Female 
Sweet Stampin' Oh so girly
Di's Digis Flower frenzy