Thursday, 30 April 2015

FAF or CAS at In the Pink

Good morning everyone,
This is a really sad post for me because this will be my last challenge at In the Pink! I have to make a few changes due to new commitments in my life but I will miss the fabulous Pink Ladies so much. Huge thanks to Rizzo and the team for making these past few months so wonderful! So the theme for my last challenge is Fussy and Fancy or Clean and Simple. I went for FAF (of course!) and used Insta Tilda (coloured with Inktense pencils). The papers (hand-stitched) are Maja Design Crea Diem. I've also used:
Filmstrip - MFT die
Butterflies - Martha Stewart punch
Open roses - Wild Orchid Crafts
Large bloom (stamens replaced with Hobby House sparkler), lace, ribbon, seam binding - Ribbon Girl
Frantage: Aged Silver and Silver Glass Glitter

You will find some gorgeous inspiration from the DT over at the In the Pink blog - I wish you all the best, ladies!

Thank you so much for stopping by - your lovely comments make my day!


Friday, 24 April 2015

Little Mermaid - LOTV

Good morning everyone,
I'm here with my second post of the month for the Lili of the Valley Design Collective. I've used Little Mermaid 2 which is one of my all-time favourites - some of you might have seen me use this one a couple of times already but I haven't coloured her with Inktense pencils until now. After I made a shaker card last month I've been itching to do another one and I thought this image would be perfect for it. The papers are Beach Bliss (hand-stitched) and I've used one of the Sentiment Tags too (with Glossy Accent water drops to go with the underwater theme!). I've also used:
Lace, charm (with added Pearl paint), twine (I used three different colours for the plait around the image) - Ribbon Girl
Flowers (also with added Pearl paint and Glossy Accents), pearl embellishments - Wild Orchid Crafts
Cheesecloth, beaded berries - Live and Love Crafts
Frantage: Shabby Blue

Thank you so much for stopping by today - I really appreciate your lovely comments.

Have a great weekend!


Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Nothing is Impossible - LOTV

Hello everyone,
I hope you're all well! I still can't believe I'm saying this but I'm here today with my first post for the Lili of the Valley Design Collective. I've used one of the sentiments from the Quotables - Go For It set which I absolutely love, and the papers are Snow Princess (patterned) and Snow Princess Solids. I've also used:
Lace, Dutch Doobadoo butterflies - from the LOTV shop
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearl string - Samuel Taylors
Frantage: Aged Wine (the latest addition to my collection and I love it so much!)

A huge thank you to Lili of the Valley for giving me this opportunity, I'm so grateful and thrilled to be part of the team!

Things are really hectic for me at the moment (but in a good way!) so I'm using this card for our new challenge at Deep Ocean too where the theme is Shaped Cards. I improvised for this one using some Spellbinders Scalloped Circles - it's such a tiny card! You'll find lots of stunning inspiration over at the blog plus information about our brilliant prize from Live and Love Crafts who are generously sponsoring this challenge with a £10 voucher.

Live & Love Crafts

Thank you for bearing with me these past few months even though I've been such a bad blogger! Your support and kind words mean so much to me.


Thursday, 16 April 2015

Make it Sparkle at In the Pink

Good morning everyone,
This time at In the Pink we want you to Make it Sparkle! Time and mojo were against me for this one but I managed to get my card finished. I've used the beautiful Sylvia Zet image Rosetta (coloured with Inktense pencils) from Whimsy (available through Bunny Zoe's). I've also used:
Reprint papers (hand-stitched), pearl button with rhinestones - Live and Love Crafts 
Hessian, ribbon, lace, twine - Ribbon Girl
Tag - Lili of the Valley
Dutch Doobadoo corner (covered with glitter), butterfly - Noor! Design
Flowers, stamens - Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearls - Samuel Taylors
Bottle, beads - from my stash

Our prize for this challenge is a £10 voucher to spend in the fabulous Ribbon Girl store! I hope you can join us over at the In the Pink blog where you will find some gorgeous sparkly creations from my teammates.

I'm entering my card into the following challenge:
Noor! Design - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such lovely comments - they make my day!


Wednesday, 15 April 2015

LOTV Special Offer

Hi everyone,
Just stopping by to let you know about a brilliant offer at Lili of the Valley:
Happy shopping!

Monday, 13 April 2015

Guest Designer at Bunny Zoe's Crafts

Hi everyone,
I'm so excited to be Guest Designer at Bunny Zoe's Crafts for this month's challenge - thank you so much Nikki for this opportunity! The theme is Anything but Square plus Pink, Lace, Pearls - I'm sure most of you know by now how much I love this combination! I decided to decorate a gift bag to cover the Anything but Square requirement, and I chose the beautiful Amber (coloured with Inktense pencils) by Saturated Canary to use on my project (you can find lots of gorgeous SC stamps in the Bunny Zoe's store here). I've also used:
Papers (hand-stitched) - Maja Design: Vintage Spring Basics (via LLC)
Marie Therese Lace (white), Pastello Lace (pink), Shabby Bark Heart (with added glitter), Fleur de Lis charm (with added paint) - Live and Love Crafts
Pink pin, natural twine - Ribbon Girl
Roses, tulips, pearl string - Wild Orchid Crafts
Butterflies - cut out of a sheet of Bo Bunny paper
Pearls - Samuel Taylors
Frantage: Chunky White, Aged Silver, White Mica Fragments

You can find more information about the challenge on the Bunny Zoe's Crafts blog - you could win a £25 voucher to spend in the gorgeous store where you'll be spoilt for choice!
I'm entering my gift bag into the following challenges:
Live and Love Crafts - Signs of Spring
Ribbon Girl - Any Image: Add Ribbon or Lace
Thank you for stopping by and for all the lovely comments you left on my post whilst I was away - they mean so much to me!

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Things with Wings at Deep Ocean

Hello everyone,
I hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend.
It's time for a new Deep Ocean Challenge and our theme is Things with Wings (one of my favourites!). I've used the sweet fairy Daphne from Whimsy (via Bunny Zoe's) with Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics papers. I've also used:
Pin, stamens, open roses, sweetheart blossoms - Wild Orchid Crafts
Butterflies - Pion Design (via Live and Love Crafts)
Seam binding, large pearl - Ribbon Girl
Small pearls - Samuel Taylors
Chicken wire - MFT die

You'll find some gorgeous inspiration from my teammates over at the Deep Ocean Challenge blog. We're sponsored for this challenge by the fabulous Ribbon Girl:

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Ribbon Girl - Pastel Colours
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Many thanks for your comments about my LOTV news - your kind words and support really mean so much to me! I'll be staying in Durham for the next few days so I will catch up with your blogs when I get back.

Have a great week!


Friday, 3 April 2015

Let It Snow at Winter Wonderland (and some news!)

Good morning everyone,
It's time for a new challenge at Winter Wonderland and the theme is Let It Snow! This will be my last post as a DT member for WW so I'd like to say thank you so much to my lovely teammates for being so brilliant and supportive over the past year - I have absolutely loved working with you!

I've gone for a design that's very CAS for me and here's what I've used:
Coloured art pad image (Furry Christmas)
, paper (Simple Joys)sentiment (Christmas Grungy Messages) - Lili of the Valley
Then just some hand-stitching, tiny pearls and Cosmic Shimmer glitter jewels to embellish and that's it!

We have a fantastic prize on offer from the Hobby House who are generously sponsoring us with a £10 parcel of goodies!

You will find some gorgeous inspiration over at the Winter Wonderland blog (where you can also find information about the DT Call which is taking place) - thanks again for having me on the team, ladies! x

And now for my news:

I am absolutely over the moon to be able to tell you that I have been chosen to be part of the new LOTV Design Collective! I'm so honoured and excited to be joining so many brilliant crafters in this new venture. A huge thank you to my FB friends who left me messages there, it meant so much to me!
I'll be back on Tuesday with a card for Deep Ocean Challenges, but in the meantime I hope you all have a really Happy Easter!