Friday 31 May 2013

CAS Get Well

Yes not something you see too often on my blog a CAS card but I do like the simplicity of this one and I try to cater for all tastes at my craft fair. The image is a digi from Digistamp Boutique printed onto kraft card. The paper is Prima Botanical again and I found the gorgeous satin ribbon in my ribbon box and it matches the paper so well. I finished it with a simple printed sentiment.

Thursday 30 May 2013

Pretty Vintage

 I love making vintage cards as you know and this is my midway reminder post for the anything goes with ribbon challenge at Crafty Ribbons where you could win a £10 voucher to spend at Crafty Ribbons.
Image - Free Vintage Digital Images
Papers - MME Blush
Grunge letter - LOTV
French rose ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Film Strip - Sizzix Die
Butterfly - Prima
Other - Pins and chipboard frame 

I would like to enter this into the shabby chic challenge at Crafts and Me and Anything Goes at Simon Says.

Wednesday 29 May 2013

By the lake

A simple card today featuring a very calm and peaceful scene, one of Delicious Doodles' digis. I have teamed it with Bo Bunny Weekend Market papers, washi tape and Memory Box clouds. I used a little DI Vintage Photo to tone them down to match the papers better. I found the destination die cut in my stash and again used DI Vintage Photo.

Tuesday 28 May 2013

I took this

After yesterday's little girly taking a photo here's a card made using a photo I took in New England. I spotted this beautiful butterfly on the chrysanthemums and thought what a striking picture it would make. I team it with a sheet of the gorgeous Lucy Cromwell paper and a sentiment from Papermania, some spider's web stuff, lace, MS punched leaves and flowers from Wild Orchid.

Monday 27 May 2013

My new camera

What a fabulous day yesterday, sunshine all day and lovely and warm. Hubby went to watch powerboat racing with some friends. It's not something I enjoy so I stayed home and had a lovely crafting time. Our laptop is going away today for an upgrade to Windows 7 and to have more RAM fitted (think I have that right). Worry not as I have scheduled posts for the next week as we won't have it back until next Monday. At least I hope we get it back then. Thanks goodness for the iPad to keep in touch and make sure the scheduled posts work. I won the Elisabth Bell's World challenge a few months ago and this is one of the digis I chose and have only just got round to using. I seemed to have lots of new images all at once at that time.

Image -  Elisabeth Bell digi Click
Medium - Copics
Papers - Prima Botanicals
Dies - Tim Holtz film strip, Joy and Memory Box butterflies
Camera - stamp I bought on a Facebook group
Sentiment - Craftwork cards
Other - TH Distress tool, Viva Decor pearl pen, sanded Core'dinations

Simon Says Take a picture 
Charisma Here comes Summer 
Dutch Dare Flutterby Butterfly 
A Gem Bring on the sunshine 
Oldie but a Goodie Inspired by a song (Kodachrome by Paul Simon, one of my favourite singers) (Old papers and sentiment) 
Elisabeth Bell's World New beginnings, spring colours and flowers (New hobby)

Sunday 26 May 2013

Ice Skating Blue

This is my second card today. I wanted to make a monochrome card and decided let's go all the way and give her blue hair, a first for me. I have tried pink and I have tried purple. I love the different blue shades of Copics and really had fun colouring her.
Image - Saturated Canary Nikki
Medium - Copics
Papers - Echo Park Winter Wishes
Tag - from an old pack of Papermania
Die - Marianne skates
Other - Viva Pearl decor pen, wooden snowflake, card candi, glitter, DI Faded Jeans

Saturated Canary Hair that is different 
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Show some white 
Crafts and Me Lots of layers 
Marianne's Design Divas Get your dies out 

Still time to enter my candy to win a £20 voucher. See the post above.

Fairy Cakes

My 4 Sugar Nellie stamps  which I won from The Sugar Bowl arrived on Thursday and I couldn't wait to play with them. I just love these cute fairies.
Image - Sugar Nellie Fairy Cakes
Medium - Copics
Papers - Docrafts Kraft Notes
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Flowers - MS punch
Other - buttons from stash

The Sugar Bowl Anything goes with a Sugar Nellie image 
Docrafts Buttons
Totally Papercrafts Buttons

Saturday 25 May 2013

Teddy Wedding

I am at a craft fair this morning, a new venture for me. It is a local Farmer's market, indoors I hasten to add. It is 9.30 - 1 so I will be home this afternoon to link up my card.
Image - Wee stamps topper from The Hobby House
Papers - Prima freebies from Scrapbook Magazine
Sentiment - Sizzix
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Other - ribbon, stickles, doily

Fab n Funky Ribbon or lace 
Ready Teddy Go Spring has sprung 
Bearly Mine Anything Goes

Friday 24 May 2013

Snow Beautiful

It's my turn to host the challenge this week at Winter Wonderland and our challenge is all tied up so we want to see something tied. Our sponsor is Wild Rose who are offering two stamps of the winner's choice.

I love this image which was a limited edition at Funky Kits when you bought a set of Saturated Canary stamps. I was delighted to find it for sale on Facebook and just had to buy it.

Image - Saturated Canary
Medium - Copics
Papers - Bo Bunny Snowfall
Die Spellbinders floral oval
Punches - MS snowflakes
Other - baker's twine, bell charms,Viva decor pearl pen

Sparkles Christmas Favourite Christmas colours (I love these papers so much they have give me a love of blue and brown) 
Sugar Bowl Anything Goes 
Squirrel and the Fox Here come the girls 
Inky Chicks Blue and brown
Incy Wincy Metal Mania
Cute Card Thursday Tie it up
ABC Christmas Jingle Bells
Paper Shelter Charming

Check out my candy post at the top of my blog.

Thursday 23 May 2013

Relax, it's Father's Day

Our challenge this week at Lili’s Little Fairies is spots and stripes. I've used another of the images from the vintage boy's sketch pad and a rather different colour combo for me. I really like the muted colours to add to the vintage look.
Image - Lili of the Valley
Medium - Copics
Papers - Papermania Persimmon
Dies - Marianne wheelbarrow, Memory Box gate and dragonfly all with sanded Core'dinations
Sentiment - Stamposaurus

Thanks to the lovely Teresa at My Crafty Heart for sponsoring us this week with a £10 voucher.

My Mum's Craft Shop Spots and stripes 
Lili of the Valley Boy oh Boy 
Whimsy Anything Goes
Marianne's Design Divas Get your dies out
Southern Girls Going spotty dot
Kaboodle Doodles Stripes and/or circles

Check out my new craft dies for sale page, all brand new dies at great prices. Also check out my candy post at the top of my blog.

Wednesday 22 May 2013

Summertime (I wish!)

After yesterday's lush and vivid colours I have gone for pastel pinks and green today. Wouldn't it be lovely to be warm enough not to wear socks. I feel like I have been wearing the same clothes for months.
Image - Elisabeth Bell topper from The Hobby House
Papers - Papermania Vintage Notes
Sentiment - Forever Friends
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Velvet ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Other - pearls and wooden apple from stash

Elisabeth Bell's World April showers bring May flowers 
Bearly Mine Anything Goes 
Everybody Art Flowers 
Send a smile 4 kids Pastel colours 4 kids 
Simon Says Flower power;
Sketch Saturday

Check out my new craft dies for sale page, all brand new dies at great prices. Also check out my candy post at the top of my blog.

Tuesday 21 May 2013

Rose Red in Purple and Jade

Update on the craft fairs at the weekend, sold lots on Saturday and had a really good day. Had a lovely day on Sunday, one of my favourite fairs but unfortunately not as well attended as last time I did it. Sold several items though so had a fair day and had a very nice time chatting to friends. Had some lovely compliments about my cards and lovely chats with several interested ladies both days. Thankfully the back held up but still having the muscle rub on at nights and taking painkillers.

Image - Rose Rec digi from Saturated Canary
Papers - Papermania Lucy Cromwell and Henbury Lane
Medium - Copics
Butterfly cut from purple paper
Die - Impression Obsessions.
Sentiment -LOTV
Other DI Peacock Feathers and Sakur purple glaze pen used on sentiment

Saturated Canary Colour challenge 
Fab n Funky Your favourite embellishment (Dies and butterflies) 
Paper Shelter Anything Goes 
Sister Act Anything Goes 
Joanna Sheen Girls, girls, girls 
Squirrel and Fox Here come the girls

Now I don't know if we are going to lose our reading lists shortly but just in case I have signed up to Bloglovin'. The way I see it better to be safe than sorry. I don't want to lose the blogs I follow and have to try to find you all. It only takes a few minutes and is so easy.

Still time to enter my candy to win a £20 voucher.

Monday 20 May 2013

Presents and Flowers

As I was out all weekend I have scheduled this post so I can't tell you yet how the craft fairs went. We are having two of our carpets professionally cleaned today and then have to do some shopping so another busy day.

Image - Sugar Nellie
Medium - Copics
Papers - Papermania Lucy Cromwell
Die - Marianne corner
Punch - Martha Stewart border
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons (it is actually the reverse side of some cake ribbon)
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Sentiment - Forever Friends

Marianne's Design Divas Get your dies out 
ABC N for Not just One (3 or more embellishments) 
Sugar Bowl Anything Goes with a Sugar Nellie stamp 
Whimsy Anything Goes 
Simon Says Flower Power 
Charisma No digis 
Papercrafting Journey Photo inspiration

Sunday 19 May 2013

Pollycraft is Back

Have you heard the fabulous news? The lovely Paula is back with Pollycraft and what's more she has some great new images and is having a DT call. I have always loved her images and I chose to go with an older image for my card which is also my entry to the DT call, fingers crossed. You can catch up with all the Pollycraft news here.
Image - Pollycraft digi Clover - Dancing with dragonflies
Medium - Copics
Papers - Docrafts Kraft Notes
Sentiment - LOTV
Dies - Marianne corner and butterfly, Memory Box dragonfly
Other - glitter, sanded Core'dinations, pearls

I would also like to enter these challenges
Cupcake Lots of layers 
Bearly Mine Lucky Dip (Pink/blue, pearls, Diecuts) 
Crafts and Me Use a digi 
Crafty Catz 3,2,1 (3 dies, 2 papers, 1 image) 
Marianne's Design Divas Get your dies out

I am at a craft fair all day again today so I may have to link to the challenges when I get home, unless I get time to do it with the iPad before the fair starts.

Catch up with you during the week. Have you entered my candy yet?

Saturday 18 May 2013


I have scheduled both my posts this weekend as I am at craft fairs both days. I don't normally do two at a weekend but they are two regular ones which I didn't want to miss. 

I have a really simple card today. I bought this graduation outfit years ago before I discovered stamping and thought it was time I used it. The paper is Papermania Ahoy There and I have used the offcuts as borders. I love doing that with striped paper. I found the sentiments in my stash. I made the scroll with a piece of rolled card and a Crafttime tassel. I bought two packs of these, 5 in a pack reduced from £1.99 a pack to 10p in Dunelm Mill. The tassel was much too long so gave it a chop and job done.

Friday 17 May 2013

I made a new dress

I love easel cards but hate photographing them because of the awkward angle. Here's a pic of the image.

Image and sentiment - LOTV
Medium - Copics
Papers - Papermania Persimmon
Dies - Tim Holtz cotton reel and Memory Box small dress form
Punch - MS border
Other - DI vintage Photo, embroidery thread and glossy accents

Crafting Musketeers Anything Goes

Thursday 16 May 2013

How many candles?

A simple but effective card today using no image. It's midway reminder time at Crafty Ribbons where our challenge is no designer papers. I do love the effect of embossing folders with sanded Core'dinations and I don't use them enough. This challenge was a great chance to get them out. I have teamed the Stamposaurus sentiment with the gorgeous candles ribbon from Crafty Ribbons. This is lovely ribbon to use around a Birthday cake too.

Stamping Sensations Embossing and textures

Wednesday 15 May 2013

Where have all the butterflies gone?

The back is gradually getting better, mainly the right side now. Was in quite a lot of pain with it at times yesterday. Finding it takes a lot of time to do anything as bending down and stretching up has to be done slowly. Can't sit still for too long so keep getting up and talking a walk around the house.Thanks for all your lovely comments. I have been managing to leave some comments but still way behind with visiting, sorry.

My poor Penny Blacks have been a bit neglected of late, don't know why because they are so cute. Time to remedy that and here is my midway reminder post for our Kraft It challenge at A Little Bit Crafty.
Image - Penny Black
Medium - Copics
Papers - Docrafts Kraft Notes
Punch - MS border
Dies - Joy birdhouse and butterfly which has been sprayed with spray and sparkle

Penny Black Anything Goes 
Forever Friends Anything Goes 
My Mum's Craft Shop Spots or Stripes 
Natalie and Amy Things with wings
Docrafts Stamp
Incy Wincy Animal antics

Tuesday 14 May 2013


Another painful day yesterday, mainly my back. Hoping it will be a bit better today. Only managed to make this non coloured card yesterday but hoping for more crafting time today. A nice clean simplea card this one.
Image - Delicious Doodles
Papers - Papermania Happy Days
Stars - Woodware punch
Other - Baker's twine

That Craft Place Makes for men 
Sketchy Colours Green, orange and white
Allsorts Any Sport

Welcome to my new followers. Sorry if I haven't visited much for the last couple of days but have to keep getting up and moving round and can't spend too much time on the computer at the moment.

Don't forget to enter my candy.

Monday 13 May 2013

A few of my favourite things

What a drama yesterday, one I could have done without. Got out of car at craft fair, slipped on a small gravel slope, banged head on car. Luckily I had a hat and both hoods on my tops came up. Saw nurse and after a while not too bad so did craft fair. Felt shaky at the end so went to walk in centre. Seen within 3 mins. Delayed reaction but hubby to keep an eye on me. This post was scheduled so will see how I am today to see if I manage any commenting.

A commissioned card today. It's an 8 x 8 card and I had fun playing with dies I have sprayed the birdcage with gold spray and sparkle and used sanded Core'dinations on the top heart banner. I have wanted the La La Land heart banner for ages and finally decided I must have it. I have also used some of my fave rose ribbon, this one is from The Hobby House as I bought it before I joined the Crafty Ribbons DT, the roses are Wild Orchid. Oh and the papers are Marianne Designs, Eline's Huis.

Simon Says Things with wings 
A Gem Things with wings 
Divas by Design Anything Goes 
Sister Act Anything Goes 
Crafty Blogger's Network O's and X's (Die cut, flowers, ribbon)

Still plenty of time to enter my £20 voucher candy.

Sunday 12 May 2013

Sweet Peas

I have scheduled this post as I am selling at a craft fair all day today. It's a country fayre too so hoping we will be busy. I loved colouring these gorgeou sweet peas though they were quite a challenge deciding which pieces belonged to which flower. I love sweet peas, gorgeous colours and the smell is divine.
Image - LOTV from the sketch pad
Medium - Copics
Papers - Papermania Henbury Lane
Dies - Joy, Marianne and Memory Box Isabella butterflies.
Other - Seam binding, sanded Core'dinations

Whimsy Anything Goes 
Live and Love Crafts 50 shades of lilac 
Papertake Anything Goes
  A Gem Things with wings 
Simon Says Things with wings 
Docrafts Stamp

Saturday 11 May 2013


Back again with my second card today, complete contrast to the first. I bought 3 more male digis from Delicious Doodles yesterday and here is the first one I used. It got hubby's seal of approval, he loves the image. I teamed it with Prima Craftsman papers, Spellbinders arrow dies and sanded Core'dinations and a LOTV sentiment. I knew I was doing the right thing buying this set of arrow dies at Ally Pally.
Papertake Anything Goes

I just found out I won a £15 voucher from Wild Orchid at the lovely Vicky's blog. Still plenty of time to enter my £20 voucher candy.

More Art Deco

These art deco cards are so popular at craft fairs and even though I prefer using stamped images this decoupage from Docrafts is beautiful. I decided to keep to a black and white combo with just the dress in colour. I've used a Crafty Sentiments heart border, free paper from Scrapbook mag, think it is Prima, Wild Orchid roses and a Prima butterfly.
The Paper Shelter Love is in the air 
Charisma Black and white plus one 

Friday 10 May 2013

Pppppppick up a Penguin

It's time for the Snowflake Team's challenge at Winter Wonderland and our challenge is ppppppick up a penguin. I've used this adorable image from LOTV coloured with Copics with lashings of glitter.  I've used a Tim Holtz snowflake on the edge die, MS snowflake punch and some pearls.  The papers are Kaisercraft Dear Santa, ribbon from Crafty Ribbons. Check out the Crafty Ribbons Inspiration Blog here which features my card today. You'll always find lots of different ribbons on view and inspiration from the DT.

We hope you will come along and play this week for a chance to win a £10 voucher for 

Ooh wish I could win. Of course if you enter my candy you could win a £20 voucher to spend there too.


Allsorts Add some sparkle 
Sparkles Christmas Favourite Christmas colours (I have a few but red and kraft is definitely one of my favourites) 
ABC M for Make it sparkle
Crafty Creations Something Old, Something New (old ribbon, new on the edge die) 
Papertake Anything Goes 
Docrafts Stamp

Thursday 9 May 2013

Snuggle Time

Time for another challenge at Lili’s Little Fairies and our challenge this week is anything but a card. I made a gift bag for a little one using the gorgeous Snuggle Time stamp. a fairly new release. I thought I would keep the colours neutral so that it could be used for a boy or a girl.
Bag - Hobbycraft
Image - LOTV Snuggle Time
Medium - Copics
Papers - Docrafts Kraft Notes
Dies - Dienamics banner and Spellbinders heart with embossed Core'dinations
Other - DI Tattered Linen, pearl heart from Meiflower, Doily

Papertake Anything Goes

Don't forget to enter my candy, see post above.

Wednesday 8 May 2013


I am always admiring this style of card on people's blogs so I decided to have a go at making one. The image is one of a new vintage range from Pink Gem and they are adorable. Such great images for practicing colouring hair and skin. I'm quite pleased with the hair and face but the arm colouring could be better. The trouble is if I fiddle too much the layers build up and she would end up looking like she had a suntan.

Image - Pink Gem digi Mollie
Medium - Copics
Papers - free with Scrapbook Magazine, think they may be Prima
Dies - Tim Holtz film strip, Memory Box bird and birdcage, Joy butterfly
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Birdcage charm - The Hobby House
Lace and ribbon from stash

Wild Orchid 3 or more different flowers 
Simon Says Stamp and Show Inspired by (the card shape is inspired by those I have seen on other blogs) Charisma Shaped cards

Don't forget to enter my candy, see post above.

Tuesday 7 May 2013

Fishing boats

I love the sketch effect of this image and normally either leave it black and white or use DI Vintage Photo. This time I used my poor neglected chalks. It must be well over a year since they saw the light of day. I just used them on the sky and sand, cutting a template from the smallest Memory Box cloud for the sky. The papers are the new Papermania Ahoy There. I have added some jute, washi tape, Memory Box clouds and Dienamics anchor and ship's wheel tied with the pieces of jute I removed from the sides.

Simon Says Happy Mail 
MAWTT One for the guys
As you like it 
Favourite die (I have so many but these clouds definitely feature amongst my top 10) 
Delicious Doodles Something for the boys 
Crafty Catz Inspired by a song (Boats to Build by Jimmy Buffet)
Card Makin Mamas Washi tape

Monday 6 May 2013

Simply floral

Quite a simple card from me today for this just because card, well as simple as I get. I've used a digi stamp from Digistamp Boutique printed onto kraft. I love the way these images look so effective on kraft. The papers are Prima Botnaicals, rafiia lace from Quixoric Paperie, flower made with matching paper and Memory Box cherry blosom die and the butterfly is from Prima.

If you like Memory Box dies and these butterflies you should enter my candy as both items are available from My Crafty Heart.
Digistamp Boutique Monthly competition 
Simon Says Happy Mail 
Paper Crafting Journey Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity Colour Combo

Sunday 5 May 2013

Flower shop

I've used one the Wild Rose pre coloured toppers for this card teamed with Wild Rose Always and Forever papers. I thought it was a great image for a get well card for my stock. I've used a new Marianne watering can die with kraft and a Mrianne topiary tree with kraft and sanded Core'dinations. A few little flowers and pearls to finish.

Crafts and Me Floral frenzy 
Fab n Funky Lots of pink 
Simon Says Happy Mail
Marianne's Design Divas Going girly

We're off out for the day today so hopefully the sun will shine. Enjoy your Sunday and catch you later.

Still plenty of time to enter my £20 voucher candy.

Saturday 4 May 2013

Strawberry and Chocoalte

I'm selling at a coffee, cake and craft morning and as the weather has been so lovely thought I would schedule another of my Stamposaurus samples I made a little while ago using the ice cream van. Such a lovely Summery stamp. I've teamed it with Dovecraft papers and bunting.

I'll be home this afternoon and will be catching up on what's happening. 

Enjoy your Bank Holiday weekend everyone.

Friday 3 May 2013

Travels with my Scooter

Aren't we having some gorgeous weather this week, let's hope it lasts for the weekend. This little lad wouldn't want to be out in the rain, that's for sure. I love making this style of card and I do love my Sugar Nellies. I was so excited to find I won The Sugar Bowl challenge for April so 4 more sweet stamps coming my way.

Image - Sugar Nellie Scooter Boy
Medium - Copics
Papers - Bo Bunny Etc
Dies - Spellbinders postage stamp, Spellbinders arrows, Dienamics Eiffel Tower
Postmark stamp - Crafty Sentiments from an A5 set
Washi tape - Docrafts All Aboard
Explore ticket - Kaisercraft

Kaboodle Doodles Brown and/or tan 
The Sugar Bowl Anything Goes with a Sugar Nellie stamp
Simon says stamp and show Passport to fun 
The Cutie Pie Lots of layers 
Bearly Mine Anything Goes 
Crafty Sentiments B (Boy, brown, blue, Bo Bunny papers)
MAWTT One for the guys
Card Makin Mamas Washi tape

Thursday 2 May 2013

Love Chocolate

It's mid challenge reminder for the Anything Goes With Ribbon challenge at Crafty Ribbons and I've made a simple gift bag this week. The image is a die cut from LOTV, papers First Edition Desert Bloom. MS flower punch, Sizzix die cut corner and heart, MB tiny bow die and fabulous Chocolate themed ribbon from Crafty Ribbons online shop.

It's the first time I have used the tiny bow die, which is a bit of a fiddle to put together as it comes in 3 sections. You have to fold the bow and the middle over and attach the bottom pieces but it is rather cute when made up.

Allsorts Anything but a card
Songbird Truly Scrumptious
Creative Craft All about animals

Have you seen my candy post for a £20 voucher?

Wednesday 1 May 2013

Little gardener

1st of the month and that means time for a new challenge at  A Little Bit Crafty. Our challenge today is kraft it. Nice and easy of, like me, you love using kraft card.

This is one of the images from the new LOTV sketch pads, isn't he a cutie. He certainly look hard at work.
He was such a joy to colour with Copics of course. The papers are MME Blink of an Eye. I've used a X cut oval die, MS simple scallop border punch, various Memory Box dies, LOTV sentiment and DI Aged Mahogany.

I would like to enter this into the going green challenge at A Gem as not only is there the colour green but he is growing his own vegetables.

Check out my my candy post above for the chance to win a £20 voucher.