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Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Love, Romance, Always

Hi Everyone
Been a busy couple of days at work.  Only another three to go before my weekend off.  Really looking forward to getting some crafty time in.

Today I thought I would share a card that was made using the Romantique CD from Kraftyhands which can be found here.


All of the papers and the image were printed from the CD together with the little tag sentiments.  I added a heart doily from my stash.  The little flower was made using some net type ribbon that I have.  I added a little pearl brad to the centre of the flower and used some skeleton leaves.

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think.  I really do appreciate all the lovely comments and support that you give me.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew - Love
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - ATG with love
TTCRD - ATG
Digi Choosday - All you need is love
Crafting from the Heart - ATG
Craft Your Passion - ATG
Corrosive - Love love love
Pile It On - Homemade Embellishment (flower)
613 Avenue Create - ATG
Robyns Fetish - Valentine Cards
Catch the Bug - ATG

Monday, 8 February 2016

Personal Impressions Inspiration

Hi Everyone
Hope you all had a good weekend.  
Just popping by today to let you have a little sneaky look at a project I have done over on the Personal Impressions blog.


For the full reveal and details of how I created my project please check out the post on the Personal Impressions blog.  Would love for you to leave me a comment over there letting me know what you think.

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Always and Forever

Hi Everyone
Hope you are all well and enjoying your weekend.  I am working so not quite as enjoyable for me lol.

Today I thought I would share a card that I made quite a while ago using a topper from Kraftyhands which can be found here.  With Valentines Day just around the corner this card seemed quite appropriate.


The topper was die cut already.  I added a splash of colour to the hearts and mounted this onto a Marianne Design die cut that I have.  The papers were also from Kraftyhands.  I added some ribbon and lace to the bottom for a bit more of a romantic feel.  Some roses and red hearts finished the card.

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Bunny Zoes - Hearts
Crafty Girls Creations - ATG
Crafting with Friends - ATG
Polkadoodles - Love and romance
Simply Papercraft - ATG
My Time to Craft - Love is all around
Natalie and Amy - Hearts and flowers
Craft Your Passion - ATG
Crafting from the Heart - ATG
Incy Wincy - Love is in the air
Crafty Boots - Love is in the air
OLLCB - Love and romance
Artistic Inspirations - ATG
Our Crafty Corner - ATG
Paper Creators - Must be love
Where the Heart is - Love
Crafty Sentiments - ATG
TTCRD - ATG
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - ATG (Sweetheart)
Try It On Tuesday - A fine romance
Pennys - ATG
Crafting by Designs - ATG
Creative Moments - ATG
Crafting for all Seasons - Love is in the air
Crafty Creations - Hearts
Crafty Gals Corner - Love is in the air
4 Crafty Chicks - Love
Aud Sentiments - Use a love sentiment
Crafting with an Attitude - ATG
Creative Corner - Love
Thats Crafty - Love
Simply Create Too - Love
Brown Sugar - Love
Crafty Calendar - Love is in the air

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Something a Bit Different

Hi Everyone
Well, we are into February already.  The days and weeks are passing by so quickly at the moment.  I have had the last couple of days at home as I am working at the weekend.  I did manage to get in my crafty room for a few hours.

Todays card share is one I have done using a technique for the background that I have been wanting to try for months.


For the greeny/blue background I used shaving foam and inkadinks from Imagination Crafts.  I did several pieces of it and I love how each pressing into the foam produces a different look.  I used several dies when putting this card together.  Scalloped square from Spellbinders, Happy Birthday die - free with Simply Cards and Papercraft, Dali Art Ornate flower die - free with papercraft inspirations.  The Happy Birthday die was cut from another shaving foam background and matted onto some blue cardstock.  Some dazzlers and gems finished the card.  

This is a bit different for me and I really enjoyed doing the background.  Can see me using this technique again.  Would love to know what you think.  I really do appreciate all your wonderful comments.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers - Punches and/or dies
Creative Card Crew - ATG
Crafty Girls Creations - ATG
Crafting with Friends - ATG
Simply Papercraft - ATG
613 Avenue Create - ATG
That Craft Place - ATG
Craft Your Passion - ATG
Crafting from the Heart - ATG
Not Just Cards - ATG
Our Crafty Corner - ATG
Countryview - Make your own background
Crafty Sentiments - ATG
TTCRD - ATG

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Personal Impressions Inspiration

Hi Everyone
Just a quick post to share a sneak look at my latest inspiration project for the Personal Impressions blog.


To see the full project and details of how I created this please pop over to the Personal Impressions blog.  Would love to know what you think so why not leave me a comment over there to let me know.  Why not become a follower too so you don't miss out on seeing all the wonderful inspiration.

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Bring on the Bling

Hi Folks
Hope you are all well and have had a good weekend.  It has been my weekend off work so have spent a relaxing time recharging the batteries.  

Over the christmas period I had a sort through my stamp collection.  Today's card uses a Woodware stamp that I have had for months but never used.


The stamp is called Bubble Bloom and comes with the sentiment that I used.  I stamped using Memento black ink and coloured the leaves using promarkers.  For the flowers I used a combination of card candi, dazzlers, gems and pears.  The butterflies are a punch that I have with some trailing pearls.  

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think.  A quick card to make but very effective I think.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Penny Black and More - One for the girls
In The Pink - Bling it on
Aud Sentiments - ATG
Creative Inspirations - ATG
A Gem of a Challenge - In the pink
Crafty Sentiments - ATG
TTCRD - ATG
Creative Card Crew - ATG
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Celebrations
I Love Promarkers - ATG
Crafty Gals Corner - ATG
Crafty Girls Creations - ATG
Crafting with Friends - ATG
Simply Papercraft - ATG
Allsorts - Bring on the bling
613 Avenue Create - ATG
That Craft Place - ATG

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Have A Glorious Day

Hi Everyone
It has been very cold and windy here today.  Hope we don't get any snow lol.  

I was lucky enough to win the December Challenge over at Bunny Zoes.  Todays card features a Kaisercraft stamp set and some paper flowers that I bought.


For the background of the card I cut an aperture out of some patterned paper (using a heart die from XCut)and mounted this onto white and then purple card.  I stamped the sentiment and added some gems.  The butterflies are a stamp set from Kaisercraft called Texture Butterflies.  I stamped them onto stamping card, coloured with distress ink and then added glamour dust over the top.  Some ribbon and lace along the bottom and some paper blooms from Kaisercraft finished the card.

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Penny Black and More - One for the girls
Stamping Sensations - ATG with a die
Crafty Calendar - Something new (stamps)
Bunny Zoes - Hearts
Ribbon Girl - Any image
Crafty Boots - Ribbon or lace
Artistic Inspirations - ATG
Julia Spiri - ATG
Crafty Ribbons - Fabulous flowers
Aud Sentiments - ATG
Creative Inspirations - ATG
The Crafty Addicts - ATG
Winter Wonderland - Something new (stamps)
Simply Create Too - Something new (stamps)
613 Avenue Create - ATG
Craft Your Passion - ATG
Crafting from the Heart - ATG
Crafty Sentiments - ATG
Digi Choosday - In bloom
TTCRD - ATG
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Flowers
Creative Card Crew - ATG

Monday, 25 January 2016

Furry Friends

Hi Everyone
Can't believe we are now into the last week of January.  How time flies lol.  Hope you all have a good week.  I am at work all week but got next weekend off so looking forward to that.

I had a good clear out of my craft room at Christmas and came across so many stamps, dies etc that I have never used.  I therefore decided that if I get any new stash it is going to be used before I put it away.  With that in mind today's card share is made with a free embossing folder and stamp set that I got with the latest editiion of Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine.  


I used just the stamps from the set for this card.  I made the background by stamping the little fish and paw stamps with various colours of distress ink.  Some faux stitching was also added around the edge.  I stamped the sentiment and the cats onto white card and cut out using a scalloped circle die from Tonic.  The backing card is kraft card that has been darkened with a bit of distress ink.  Some ribbon across the bottom finished the card.

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think. I do appreciate all the lovely comments and the support that you give me.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Stamping Sensations - ATG with a die
Crafty Calendar - Something new (stamps)
Not Just Cards - ATG
Cutie Pie - Krafty cuties
Ribbon Girl - Any image
Crafty Boots - Ribbon or lace
Digi Choosday - Stitching
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Cats and/or children
Aud Sentiments - ATG
Creative Moments - ATG
Creative Inspirations - ATG
The Crafty Addicts - ATG
Simply Create Too - Something new (stamps)
613 Avenue Create - ATG
Craft Your Passion - ATG
Crafting from the Heart - ATG

Thursday, 21 January 2016

On Your Christening Day

Hi Everyone
Hope you are all well.  The days are just flashing by at the moment.  Before we know it we will be into February.

Today I thought I would share a christening card that I did quite a long while ago for a friend of mine.  She wanted something quite simple and this is what I came up with.


I used a large alphabet stamp that I have to stamp and emboss the letters onto patterned paper.  The letters were then cut out and mounted onto the centre of some white card.  I also stamped and embossed some little stars.  The sentiments were done on the computer and I used my wavy edge cutter for the white card.  Lots of little blue gems and pearls finished the card.

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think.  I do appreciate all the lovely comments that you leave me.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
One Crazy Stamper - ATG
Digi Choosday - Cool blues
Crafters Cafe - Male cards
Crafting with Friends - ATG
Simply Papercraft - ATG
Crafty Girls Creations - ATG
Crafty Girlz - ATG
Glitter N Sparkle - Monochrome
613 Avenue Create - ATG
That Craft Place - ATG
Crafty Friends - ATG
Craft Your Passion - ATG
Crafting from the Heart - ATG
Cardz 4 Guys - Blue is the colour
TTCRD - ATG
Aud Sentiments - ATG
The Male Room - Young ones
Creative Moments - ATG
Crafty Creations - Paper piecing
Creative Inspirations - ATG
The Crafty Addicts - ATG

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Fairy Sparkle

Hi Everyone
It's very cold here at the moment so I am glad that I am snuggled up in the warm.  As I am working at the weekend I have tomorrow and Thursday off.  I am planning on doing some tidying up in my craft room and getting some crafting done.  Just haven't had a lot of time to spend crafting since the start of the year.

Today I would like to share a card made using some stamps that I got free many weeks ago in a magazine.  I have so many stamps that I haven't used yet so it was nice to finally make something with this one.


I started out by using distress ink through an Inkables stencil from Bee Crafty.  I used various shades of purple.  The fairy and fairy dust images were stamped with versamark and embossed with some Black Super Sparkle embossing powder from Personal Impressions (although the sparkle doesn't really show up that much on this photo).  The plants and sentiment were stamped with black memento ink.  Once all the stamping was complete I lightly inked around the edge with some purple distress ink and matted onto some purple card.  A bit of ribbon and a dazzler completed the card.


As you can see I decided to do another but in a different colourway. 

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think.  I do appreciate all the lovely comments that you leave me.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
One Crazy Stamper - ATG
Penny Black and More - One for the girls
Not Just Cards - ATG
Julia Spiri - ATG
A Gem of a Challenge - Female birthday
Wags N Whiskers - ATG
Crafting with Friends - ATG
Simply Papercraft - ATG
Crafty Girls Creations - ATG
Little Miss Muffet - ATG
As You Like It - Paper or non paper (love papercrafting and make all my own cards, stamps are so versatile)
Crafty Girlz - ATG
Sweet Stampin - Things with wings
HIMCR - Embossing
Allsorts - Girly and sparkly
Glitter N Sparkle - Monochrome
613 Avenue Create - ATG
Come and Get It - Embossing
That Craft Place - ATG
Crafty Friends - ATG
Ribbon Girl - Any image
Craft Your Passion - ATG
Crafting from the Heart - ATG
Crafty Boots - Ribbon or Lace
TTCRD - ATG
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Make it girly
Try It On Tuesday - Silhouettes
Sparkle N Sprinkle - ATG

Personal Impressions Inspiration

Hi Everyone
Today is my turn to share some inspiration over on the Personal Impressions blog.  However, you only get to see a little portion of the project here lol.


To see the full project and details of how I created it just pop over to the Personal Impressions blog.  Would love for you to leave me a comment there letting me know what you think.

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Happy Anniversary

Hi Everyone
Hope you have all had a good weekend.  We went out for a few drinks to our local pub last night with some friends.  Had a really good night but my head was a bit sore this morning lol.  Was planning a quiet day today but went into work this afternoon for a few hours as they were shortstaffed due to sickness.  Planning a relatively early night tonight as I really need to catch up on my sleep lol.

Today I would like to share a card made using a Kraftyhands CD called Seeds of Love which can be found here.


All the backing papers, the topper and sentiment were printed from the CD.  I used red card for the matting layers.  I edged the front of the card using one of my Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page punches.  The birdcage is a die from Marianne Design.  I added some red ribbon to the bottom and a few hearts and paper roses.

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think.  I really do appreciate all the lovely comments you leave me and your continued support.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Craftyhazlenut's Patterned Paper - ATG
Not Just Cards - ATG
Creative Inspirations - Florals
Crafting with an Attitude - ATG
The Crafty Addicts - ATG/Celebrations
QKR Stampede - Lots of layers
Crafting with Friends - ATG
Simply Papercraft - ATG
Crafty Girls Creations - ATG
Crafty Girlz - ATG
613 Avenue Create - ATG
That Craft Place - ATG
Crafty Friends - ATG

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

On Your Wedding Day

Hi Folks
Welcome to my little corner of blogland.  It has been really cold here today so snuggled up in the warm tonight. Hopefully we won't get any snow lol.

Today I thought I would share a wedding card that I was asked to do by a friend of mine.


I used an embossing folder for the background and matted this onto gold card.  The colour scheme of the wedding was peach so I used some peach ribbon across the bottom of the card and for the bow.  The hearts are an X Cut die set and I added lots of pearls and bling.  

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think.  

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafters Cafe - Square cards
As You Like It - ATG
Paper Creators - ATG
Crafts Galore Encore - ATG
Craft-Dee Bowz - ATG with a bow
Crafting Musketeers - New beginnings
Our Crafty Corner - ATG
Where the Heart is - ATG
Crafting by Designs - ATG
Scrap and Craft - New beginnings
Creative Moments - ATG
Crafting with an Attitude - ATG
The Crafty Addicts - ATG
Brown Sugar - ATG
613 Avenue Create - ATG
Robyns Fetish - Square cards
Craft Your Passion - ATG
Crafting from the Heart - ATG
TTCRD - ATG
Bunny Zoes - Hearts


Friday, 8 January 2016

Femme Fatale

Hi Folks
Hope you have all had a good week.  I would say I am looking forward to the weekend but I will be working on Saturday and Sunday lol.  

Today I would like to share a card that I did quite a while ago.  I haven't had a lot of chance to get in my crafty room this week so I have had a look through my photo album and found quite a lot of cards that haven't been shown on my blog yet.  Look out for more to come over the coming weeks.


This card was made using toppers and papers from the Femme Fatale CD from Kraftyhands which can be found here.  I used dark blue card for the matting and I used part of the marvellous squares die from Spellbinders for the topper to sit on.  A large metal corner, flower from my stash and some punched butterflies finished off the card.

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think.  

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty Catz - Flowers
Brown Sugar - ATG
Crafting with an Attitude - ATG
Crafting for all Seasons - Monochrome
Creative Moments - ATG
Creative Inspirations - Florals
Crafting by Designs - ATG
The Paper Shelter - Punches and/or dies
Crafty Gals Corner - ATG
Crafty Sentiments - ATG
Where the Heart is - ATG
Our Crafty Corner - ATG
Not Just Cards - ATG
Artistic Inspirations - ATG
OLLCB - Girly
Craftyhazlenut's Patterned Paper - ATG

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Happy Birthday

Hi Everyone
Well, it has turned really cold here today.  I am bracing myself for some frosty mornings to come.  As long as we don't have any snow I can cope with it being a bit colder. 

Today I thought I would share a quick male card using distress ink and stencils.


I started off by taking a square of white card and blending over various shades of blue distress ink.  I then added some water splatters for a bit of interest.  I have had the clock stencil for ages and just used some dark blue distress ink through it.  I added a birthday sentiment and some candles which are from a stamp set that I have had for years.

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think.  I really do appreciate all the lovely comments and the support that you give me.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
The Crafty Addicts - ATG/Celebrations
Crafting for all Seasons - Monochrome
The Male Room - ATG
Creative Moments - ATG
Crafting by Designs - ATG
Crafty Gals Corner - ATG
TTCRD - ATG
Crafty Sentiments - ATG
Artistic Inspirations - ATG
Crafting from the Heart - ATG
Craft Your Passion - ATG
Eureka Stamps - Birthday cards
That Craft Place - ATG
Robyns Fetish - ATG
613 Avenue Create - ATG
One Crazy Stamper - ATG

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

You Are Vintage

Hi Folks
Hope you are all well and sending a big hug to anyone who needs it.  I am just now trying to get back into some sort of routine again.  Working shifts and every other weekend doesn't help with this but I am trying lol.

Today I thought I would share a card that I did for my hubby's birthday which was a week before christmas.


Please forgive the quality of the photo.  It is a bit dark but the best I could do on the day.
I used a stamp set and sentiment from Honey Doo Crafts.  I stamped and embossed using versamark and gold WOW embossing powder.  The wine bottle, glasses and sentiment were then cut out and placed onto some cream embossed card from my stash.  Some ribbon at the bottom of the card was the finishing touch.

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think.  I do appreciate all your lovely comments and the support that you give me.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Deep Ocean - ATG
The Stamping Boutique - ATG
CRAFT - ATG
Creative Corner - ATG
Crafters Cafe - Square cards
As You Like It - ATG
Paper Creators - ATG
Crafts Galore Encore - ATG
One Crazy Stamper - ATG
Glitter N Sparkle - ATG
613 Avenue Create - ATG
Robyns Fetish - ATG
That Craft Place - ATG
Eureka Stamps - Birthday cards
Craft Your Passion - ATG
Crafting from the Heart - ATG
Not Just Cards - ATG
Our Crafty Corner - ATG
Where the Heart is - ATG
Crafty Sentiments - ATG
TTCRD - ATG

Sunday, 3 January 2016

Cute Robin

Hi Folks
I have finally managed to find some time to get on my laptop today.  Hope you all had a lovely christmas and New Year.  I have spent today putting away the christmas decorations and cleaning up.  I love having the tree and decorations up but am always glad when they go away again.  

Today I thought I would share another of my last minute christmas makes.


The robin has been created using the X Cut Paisley Leaves nesting die.  I used three different sizes of the die for each of the part of the robin.  I cut the pieces out of brown card and the breast part out of glitter card.  The sentiment is one from my stash and I used some gold card for the matting and a black pearl for the eye.  The beak was added with a promarker.

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think.  I really do appreciate all your comments and the support that you give me.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Fussy and Fancy - Happy holidays
Pile It On - ATG Christmas/Winter
Crafty Girlz - ATG
Deep Ocean - ATG
Polkadoodles - ATG
Thats Crafty - ATG
Creative Card Crew - ATG
Creative Inspirations - ATG
Cute Card Thursday - ATG
TTCRD - ATG
CRAFT - ATG
4 Crafty Chicks - ATG
Creative Corner - ATG
Crafters Cafe - Square cards
Crimbo Crackers - ATG
As You Like It - ATG
Paper Creators - ATG
Crafts Galore Encore - ATG
One Crazy Stamper - ATG
CHNC Extra - ATG
Catch The Bug - ATG
CHNC - ATG
Glitter N Sparkle - ATG
613 Avenue Create - ATG
Robyns Fetish - ATG
That Craft Place - ATG
Christmas Card Challenges - ATG

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Winter Wonderland

Hi Folks
Thought I would pop by today with another of my quick christmas makes.  I am planning on getting some crafty time in tomorrow afternoon after I have done my morning shift at work.  It will be nice to start working on some projects that are not christmas related lol.


I used a stamp set from Bee Crafty for this project.  It is based on a sample card that I saw at a Sincerely Yours craft show that I went to in November.

I used the word Winter from the stamp set to stamp the background using different colours of distress ink.  This was then matted onto some dark blue card.  I stamped the trees and sentiment using distress ink before matting onto the same dark blue card and adding to the background.  A dark blue ribbon bow and dazzler gem finished the card.

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think.

If I don't get a chance before Friday I would like to wish you all a very happy New Year.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
One Crazy Stamper - Christmas/Winter
Craft-Dee Bowz - ATG
CHNC Extra - ATG
The Crafty Addicts - ATG
Come and Get It - ATG Christmas
Great Impressions - ATG
Lisa B - ATG
Penny Black and More - ATG with a stamp
Stamping Sensations - ATG with a stamp and ribbon
Dragonfly Dreams - Holiday/Christmas
Not Just Cards - ATG
Our Crafty Corner - ATG/Winter
Fussy and Fancy - Happy holidays
Pile It On - ATG Christmas/Winter
Crafty Girlz - ATG
Crafty Girls Creations - ATG
Deep Ocean - ATG
Thats Crafty - ATG
Simply Papercraft - ATG
That Craft Place - ATG
My Time To Craft - Last minute christmas makes
Crafty Friends - ATG
Creative Card Crew - ATG
Creative Inspirations - ATG
Brown Sugar - Christmas
CHNC - ATG
613 Avenue Create - ATG
Robyns Fetish - ATG for Winter
The Stamping Boutique - ATG
Crafty Creations - ATG
Crafting from the Heart - ATG
TTCRD - ATG

Sunday, 27 December 2015

Happy Christmas

Hi Folks
Well, Christmas is over for another year.  Hope you all had a good time and Santa was good to you.  I was very spoilt by my family and even got some crafting goodies.  I decided to have a break from blogging in the lead up to Christmas.  I was working up to and including Christmas Day and really did not have time.  Now the main festivities are over I have more time and can now get in the swing of things again.  

Today I thought I would share another of my quick Christmas card makes using a stamp set from the Folk Christmas collection from Docrafts.


I stamped the various images onto white card using some blue memento ink.  I added some strings to the baubles and some doodling around the outside of the card.  This was then mounted onto some dark blue card.  For embellishments I just added some gems.

A really quick card but fun to do.

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think.  I really do appreciate all your lovely comments and your continued support.  I have not had a lot of time for commenting myself just lately but hoping to get around to visiting your lovely blogs in the next couple of days.


Sunday, 20 December 2015

Christmas Tags

Hi Folks
Hope you are all well.  Please accept my apologies for my lack of posts and commenting over the past week.  I have been busy getting caught up with housework and christmas preparations.  I have made some of my gifts this year so that has taken up a large portion of my time this week.  Hopefully come the new year I will have more time.

Today I thought I would share with you some of the tags I have made to go on my gifts this year.


I cut the tag out from kraft card using one of my dies.  The tree and bird stamp is a stamp set from Inkylicious.  I added some glitter to the trees and some white ink around the edge of the tag.  Quick and easy and I was able to mass produce these.

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think.  I really do appreciate all your comments and keep your eyes peeled in the New Year for some candy to say thank you.