Friday, 27 June 2014

Christmas Dinner

Good morning,
It's time for another challenge at Winter Wonderland and this week our theme is Christmas Dinner so we want to see any type of Christmas food on your creations. I've used Lili of the Valley's Plum Pudding for my card, and the sentiment and papers (Simple Joys) are also from LOTV. I have also used:
Holly punch - Woodware
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Frosted berries - Live and Love Crafts
Hessian, twine, rusty bell (with added paint) - Ribbon Girl
Ribbon - from my stash
Bow - Magnolia DooHickey die

We have a fantastic prize this week from our generous sponsor Wild Orchid Crafts who are offering a £10 voucher:

As always, there is some gorgeous inspiration from the design team over at the Winter Wonderland blog - hope to see you there!

Thanks for looking,


Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Tea in the Garden

Hello everyone,
I hope you're all well and having a great week so far. Sorry if I haven't been to visit you for a few days. I've been having some blogger issues where I could only see one post at a time on my dashboard but it seems to have been fixed now so I'll be round to visit later.
As those of you who've been with me since the start of my blog know, I've been very reluctant with colouring and have never really been hooked on it like I know some of you are. But I absolutely love using stamped images so I've decided to try another medium and see how I go on with the Derwent Inktense pencils. This is just my first attempt so I have lots of practising ahead of me but I enjoy using them more already! I will keep coming back to the pens though and perhaps I'll love them more in the future!
Anyway, onto my card: I've used Afternoon Tea Tilda with the DooHickey Afternoon Tea Bench, and the papers are Maja Design. The sentiment tag is from LOTV and the butterflies are from a Pion cut-out sheet which I've then added diamond dust to (from Live and Love Crafts).
I've also used:
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Twine, seam binding, hessian, pin, beaded stamen - Ribbon Girl
Lace - Live and Love Crafts
Pearls - Samuel Taylors
Charm (with added paint) - from my stash
I think that's everything!

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
In the Pink - Flower Garden
Live and Love Crafts - Summer Garden
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Layers
Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia - Use Kraft Card

Thank you so much for visiting and for your kind comments - I love reading them!


Friday, 20 June 2014

Little Mermaid

Hi everyone,
I hope you're all well! I've used Lili of the Valley's Little Mermaid (2) stamp for today's card - this was one of the first LOTV stamps I bought and is still one of my favourites.The sentiment tag and papers (Beach Bliss - I love this pad!) are from LOTV as well. I have also used:
Lace, cheesecloth, charm, twine, pearls, hessian, seam binding - Ribbon Girl
Rhinestone Sparklers - The Hobby House
Flowers - I used my Woodware punch again
Shell - Live and Love Crafts
Bottle and glitter - from my stash

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Lace and Pearls
Divas by Design - 3 or more layers
Moving Along With The Times - I do like to be beside the seaside

Thank you so much for visiting! Have a lovely weekend.


Monday, 16 June 2014

Ballerina Birthday

Thanks for stopping by. I hope your week is off to a great start! I have a card to share with you today featuring one of the All Dressed Up images. I've never used one until now - they're so beautiful, I really enjoyed making this. The papers and sentiment are from LOTV and I made the bow with a Magnolia Doohickey die. I used a Woodware punch for the flowers (cutting off petals and snipping to the centre where necessary so that I could layer them up), and added rhinestone sparklers from the Hobby House. Finally, the hessian is from the Ribbon Girl and the twine and spotty ribbon are from my stash.

I'm entering my card into the All Dressed Up Challenge - Anything Goes.

Thanks so much for visiting!


Sunday, 15 June 2014

Happy Father's Day

Hello everyone,
Just a really quick post with a Father's Day card I made. I've used a LOTV art pad image, sentiment tag and Father Knows Best papers. The clouds are a Memory Box die, the hessian and twine are from the Ribbon Girl, and the stars are from Samuel Taylors.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Lili of the Valley: Male or Sporty
Papertake Weekly: For the Boys
Cutie Pie Challenge: Cute one for Dad

Thanks for visiting and thank you so much for all of your lovely comments on my Winter Wonderland DT card - I'm really loving being on a DT and it means a lot to have your support!

Have a lovely day.


Friday, 13 June 2014

A Christmas Scene at Winter Wonderland

Good morning,
Our challenge over at Winter Wonderland this week is A Christmas Scene. The image I've used is from Delicious Doodles who are one of our sponsors. I really liked the image without any colour so I've simply added pearls to the Christmas tree and some diamond dust to give certain parts some frosty sparkle. I've used Maja paper and Kraft card (of course) for the layers and finished it off with some string. I really enjoyed going back to a more CAS card for a change!

We have two fantastic prizes on offer this week from our generous sponsors:

Marianne Design (surprise gift)

There is some gorgeous inspiration from the design team over at the Winter Wonderland blog - hope to see you there!

Thanks for visiting,


Monday, 9 June 2014

Pretty in Pink

Hello everyone,
I hope you're all well. After a few days without any mojo, this week seems to be off to a much better start and I've had a lovely day of crafting! For today's card I've used a Lili of the Valley art pad image and sentiment tags, and the papers, tag and butterflies are Maja Design. I have also used:
Magnolia Doohickey Swedish Lace die
Roses - Wild Orchid Crafts
Rosebuds, rolled roses, seam-binding, lace, twine (white and natural), charm, paint dabber - Ribbon Girl
Pearls - Samuel Taylors

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Ribbon Girl - Lovely Lili: Girlie
In the Pink - Shabby Chic/Vintage
A Creative Romance - Anything Goes (Happy Birthday)

Thank you so much for looking, I really appreciate all of your lovely comments!


Friday, 6 June 2014

Chase your Dreams

I hope you're all well and having a great week. I've had a change for today's card and used one of the lovely Rachelle Anne Miller stamps - this one is called Butterfly Kisses and the sentiment came with it. The papers are My Mind's Eye and I also used the following embellishments:
Hessian ribbon, jute mesh ribbon, twine, large flowers - Ribbon Girl
Sweetheart blossoms - Wild Orchid Crafts
Butterflies - Woodware punch
Glass bottle, ric rac, gems, buttons and beads - all from my stash

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes/Summer
ALBC - Child's Play

I have a busy weekend ahead of me so I apologise if it takes me a while to see what you've been up to - I'll visit as soon as I can!

Thank you so much for looking,