Thursday, 26 February 2015

Magic is believing in yourself...

Hi everyone,
I'm feeling organised this week so I finally had some time to use my first Stempelglede stamp:

I wanted to play along with the challenge over at the Stempelglede blog and here is the mood board I used for inspiration:

2015 © Stempelglede

I've used the bottom colour scheme and my favourite images were the lace and windows so they influenced my choice of paper and embellishments.

I've added Diamond Dust to the star and flowers to get that frosty texture from the first window. I've also tried to get a cracked paint effect on my frame by adding Crackle Accents to a layer of gesso (with a little paint dabber over the top to soften the gloss) and you can just about see it in this photo:

Here's the list of everything I've used:
Stamp - Stempelglede
Papers - Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics
Frame - Spellbinders
Lace, Diamond Dust, shabby bark star, cheesecloth, frosted berries, gesso, stamp, papers - Live and Love Crafts
Open roses, carnation, cottage rose - Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon - Ribbon Girl
Pearls - Samuel Taylors
Pen Nib - Tim Holtz
(The Frantage is a mixture of Chunky White and Aged Silver)

There is also a giveaway taking place at the Stempelglede blog and you can find a link to it here.

2015 © Stempelglede

Thank you so much for stopping by and making my day with your lovely comments!


Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Our Furry Friends at Deep Ocean

Hello everyone,
It's time for another Deep Ocean Challenge and our theme is: Our Furry Friends. I've been craving some colour so decided to make a Spring card using Tilda with Inez the Bunny (coloured with Inktense pencils) - I love this image! The papers are Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics and have been hand-stitched. I've also used:
Butterflies, floral Spring panel (in the pocket) - Maja Design
Hessian ribbon, pink satin ribbon, birdcage charm (with added frantage), teardrop pin, pink and natural twine, paint dabber - Ribbon Girl
Paper pocket, lace - Live and Love Crafts
Tag, ornate corner (layered and coated in frantage) - Dutch Doobadoo from Noor! Design UK (part of the gorgeous candy I won recently - thank you so much Tracy!)
Open roses, apple blossom, sweetheart blossoms, tulips - Wild Orchid Crafts
Doily - Woodware
Pearls - Samuel Taylors

You will find some gorgeous inspiration from my teammates over at the Deep Ocean Challenge blog and we're sponsored this time by Live and Love Crafts!

I'm entering the following challenges:
Ribbon Girl - Magnolia Only: Add Lace
Noor! Design UK - Spring
Totally Tilda - Brights or Pastels
Simply Magnolia - CAS or Fully Loaded
Bunny Zoe's - For the Girls

Thank you for stopping by, I appreciate your lovely comments so much!



Sunday, 22 February 2015


Hello everyone,
I hope you're all having a lovely weekend. I love peacocks so couldn't resist using the Magnolia DooHickey Peacock die as the main focus of my card. It has been layered a few times then covered with shabby blue frantage. I've also used:
Flourish - Magnolia DooHickey Heart Swirl
Frame - Spellbinders
Papers (hand-stitched) - Maja Design Vintage Autumn Basics (via LLC)
Lace, pin - Live and Love Crafts
Seam binding, paint dabber - Ribbon Girl
Open roses, rosebuds - Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearls, Walnut Stain Distress Ink - Samuel Taylors

I'm entering the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Bingo (ribbon, free, blooms)
ABC Challenge - D is for Die-cuts

Thank you so much for stopping by. I haven't had much mojo for the last couple of weeks but I really enjoyed making this one and that irresistible urge to craft is back! Thanks for keeping me inspired with your wonderful comments.


Friday, 20 February 2015

Krafty Creations at Winter Wonderland

Good morning everyone,
It's time for a new challenge at Winter Wonderland and we're looking for Krafty Creations! I went quite simple this week and made a little scene with one of my favourite Lili of the Valley art pad images. I've also used:
Sentiment tag, papers (Heartfelt) - LOTV
Clouds - Noor! Design die
Fence - Magnolia DooHickey Lovely Fence die
Hessian ribbon, seam binding, twine, red sweetheart blossoms - Ribbon Girl
Open roses, white sweetheart blossoms - Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearls - Samuel Taylors

We have two fantastic sponsors this week:
Crafty Sentiments with a prize of 3 digis
Crafter's Companion with a £10 voucher

You will find lots of gorgeous inspiration from my teammates over at the Winter Wonderland blog - hope to see you there!

Thank you for stopping by, your lovely comments mean so much to me!


Thursday, 19 February 2015

Cute at In the Pink

Good morning everyone,
It's time for a new challenge at In the Pink and our theme is: Cute! I was lacking in time and mojo so I reached for my pre-coloured images and chose this cute one from the Lili of the Valley Babies art pad. I've also used:
Sentiment - LOTV
Papers (hand-stitched) - Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics (and Vintage Spring Basics for the butterfly)
Butterfly - Noor! Design die
Bunting - La-La Land Crafts die
Roses - Wild Orchid Crafts
Feather - Live and Love Crafts
Lace, twine - Ribbon Girl
Charm (with added paint dabber from RG) - Hobby House
Wooden buttons, pearls, pearl string - Samuel Taylors
Ribbon - from my stash

We're sponsored by the Ribbon Girl again for this challenge, with a fantastic £10 voucher on offer!

My lovely teammates have some gorgeous inspiration for you over at the In the Pink blog - we would really love to see you there (and also at our FB page!).

Thank you for all of your lovely comments, they mean so much to me!

Monday, 16 February 2015

Love Love Love Tilda

Hello everyone,
I have a Valentine's Day card to share with you today. I couldn't finish this in time for when the latest In the Pink challenge started but there are still a couple of days left to enter and the theme is Love is in the Air! I've used:
Image - Love Love Love Tilda (coloured with Inktense pencils)
Papers, butterflies - Maja Design: Coffee in the Arbour (hand-stitched)
Laces, clay heart (with added glitter), letters (Pion Design cut-out sheet) - Live and Love Crafts
Roses, stamens - Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearl hearts - Hobby House
Heart, frame - Spellbinders dies
Ribbon, pin, bottle and beads - from my stash

We would love to see you over at the In the Pink blog (and Facebook page!) and there is a £10 voucher on offer to spend in the beautiful Live and Love Crafts store!

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Midweek Magnolias - Pretty in Pink
Magnolia Down Under - Valentine's with a twist (no red)
Simply Magnolia - Love is all Around
Scrap & Craft - Valentine's/Love/Romance
Fussy and Fancy - It's All About Love

Thank you for visiting and for your supportive comments. I've been such a bad blogger lately but it means so much to me that you keep stopping by and I really will catch up with you soon!


Friday, 13 February 2015

Candy Winner

Thank you so much to everyone who entered my candy! The randomly chosen winner is:
#32 - Lynsey
Congratulations Lynsey! Please could you email me with your address: rebeccabradshaw1 @ hotmail (dot) co (dot) uk

Thanks again for taking part and for all your kind words and support. A very warm welcome to my new followers too - it's so great to have you here and I'll return your visits over the next few days!

New Home

Hello everyone,
I hope you're all well. Thank you so much for your kind words, they really mean a lot to me.
I have a couple of New Home cards to share with you today. I needed to make two in a short space of time so I've used the same design but with different colour schemes. The image is Moving Day from Lili of the Valley and the papers are Maja Design: Life in the Country (via Live and Love Crafts). I've also used:
Sentiment - Lili of the Valley
Lace, red ribbon, hessian ribbon, silver key charm - Ribbon Girl
Cheesecloth, bunch of keys charm (sorry I didn't position this well before I took the photo!), butterflies (Maja Design: Coffee in the Arbour), Diamond Dust - Live and Love Crafts
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearls - Samuel Taylors
Blue ribbon - from my stash

I'm entering the following challenge:
Ribbon Girl - Lovely Lili: It's Charming

Thank you so much for visiting - I'll try and catch up with you all very soon and I'll be back later with my candy winner.


Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Love Is All Around at Deep Ocean

Hello everyone,
I'm sorry I haven't been around to post anything or visit you all for a few days. We've had a bereavement in the family so it's been a tough week and I needed some time out. I really wanted to get back to some crafting though and my first challenge as DT member at Deep Ocean was just the incentive I needed to get going again. Our theme is "Love Is All Around" so I've used Love Balloon (coloured with Inktense pencils) from Lili of the Valley to make an anniversary card. The papers are Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics and have been hand-stitched. I've also used:
Sentiment - Lili of the Valley
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Seam binding, twine, paint dabber - Ribbon Girl
Heart charm (with added Shabby Blue Frantage), sparkly pearl embellishment, laces - Live and Love Crafts
Frame - Spellbinders
Peacock Feather - Magnolia DooHickey
Butterflies - Dutch Doobadoo
Pearls - Samuel Taylors
Pin - from my stash
(Please excuse the slightly wonky photo - it isn't like that in real life!)

I'm so thrilled to be joining this wonderful team today and I really hope you can join us for the challenge - my new teammates have some stunning inspiration for you over at the Deep Ocean blog. We have a fabulous prize of a £10 voucher to spend in the Ribbon Girl store:

I'm entering my card into the following challenge:
Papertake Weekly - Hearts and Flowers

Thank you so much for all your comments on my card for the Live and Love Crafts challenge - they meant so much to me! There's just a few days left to enter my candy here.


Sunday, 1 February 2015

Guest Designer at Live and Love Crafts

Hi everyone,
This is a really exciting day for me because I am Guest Designer for the new challenge at Live and Love Crafts! The ladies on this team are such an inspiration to me so it's an absolute honour and dream come true to be a part of this challenge - thank you so much Sandy! The theme of the challenge is Hearts so I've made a With Love card and used some heart embellishments. Here's the gorgeous products I've used from Live and Love Crafts with links to where you can find them in the store:
Maja Design Nyhavn: Strolling along the canal
Canvas Corp. Mini Paper Bag
Lace "Cherie"
Pion Design My Precious Daughter: Borders cut-out sheet (for the butterflies)
Pion Design Studio of Memories: Cut-Out Sheet (for the letters)
Shabby Bark Heart (with added glitter and Frantage)

Love Hanger (with added Frantage)
Gesso (used on the flowers)

The other products that I've used are:
Stamp - Tilda with a Big Big Rose
Tag - Magnolia DooHickey So Wrapped Lovely
Seam binding, pearl string - Ribbon Girl
Open roses, rosebuds - Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearls - Samuel Taylors
Pins - from my stash

A close-up of the tag:

There is some truly stunning inspiration from the amazing DT on the Live and Love Crafts blog.

Thank you so much for stopping by and for leaving such supportive comments. I have Thank You Candy on offer here.

Have a great day!