Friday 28 August 2015

Sharing an 'Oldie' on Friday

Hi Crafters,
Just popping in to share my 'oldie on Friday' project with Erika from  Snappy Crafts.
This card was made at the end of 2013 for someone who loves the colour purple.
Spellbinders Lattice Background, Noble Rectangle, Decorative Labels 28 and Floral Doily Motiffs Die
Sentiment Stamp - Kaiser Craft
Metal Flower
Pearl Brad
Organza Ribbon
Glitter paper
If you'd like to join in with us, it's just for fun, pop along to Erika's blog and leave a comment and she will in turn give you a visit.
Bye for now,

Snow Loved

Hi Crafters,
That's the name of this adorable stamp from Sugar Nellie, don't you think these two snow-people look fabulous and so in love too.
Image - Snow Loved - Sugar Nellie Rubber Stamp
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers
Crafters Companion Die'sire Classical Frame Die
Papers - Magazine Freebie
A quick and simple card today, lovely and flat for posting. I must get more of my 'Christmas cards to post' made as I send quite few and this is a start.
Challenges I'd like to enter:
The 12 Months of Christmas - #8 Snow People
The Sugar Bowl - #128 ATG
Little Claire's Designs - #60 Christmas in August
ABC Christmas - Q is for Quantum Leap ( I is for I Love You)
Well that's all from me for the moment, I'm hoping to come back later and join in with Erika and share an 'oldie' project but I'm off now to man my stall at the Farmers Market.
See you soon,

Thursday 27 August 2015

As You Like It Challenge #61 - Favourite Layout and WHY

Hi Crafters,

I hope you are well and having a good week.
Today marks the start of a new challenge at As You Like It and the theme is 'Your Favourite Layout and Why' - don't forget to tell us why it's your favourite to qualify for the prize.

Here is my card and as I have been in to using dies recently and my favourite cards always have lots of layers on them this is my layout.
Pearlescent Shimmer Cardstock
Spellbinders Matting Basics A & B Dies
Tonic Studios Deco Oval Trellis Die
Sue Wilson Lisbon Die
Die'sire Edge'ables Die - On Your Special Day 
La La Land Filigree Border Die
'Mum' Word Stamp
Embossing Powder
Challenges I'd like to enter:
Fussy & Fancy - #146 Birthdays
Crafty Card Makers & More - #146 NO Patterned Papers
Our Sponsor this time is....
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps if you would like to join in with us, please make a project showing us your favourite layout and tell us why it is your favourite.

Who can believe that it is Friday again tomorrow? I know I can't. We have a Bank Holiday weekend to enjoy too, although the weatherman is decidedly glooming in his forecast of it.
I have my Farmers Market tomorrow so will be late in getting round to you all but take care and see you soon.


Wednesday 26 August 2015

Tooth Fairy Tins

Hi Crafters,
As most of you know I have a stall at the local Farmers Market and I'm always trying to find new ideas for things on my stall. This is my updated version of these cute Tooth Fairy tins.

Images - Tooth Fairies by Whimsie Doodles
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers
Recycled mint tins
Polka Dot Papers
This is a rather blurred picture of my first design a few years ago
These sold well the last time I made them so I'm hoping that the updated version does too.
Challenges I'd like to enter:
Fab 'n' Funky - #270 Things With Wings
Not Just Cards - #23 ATG
Have fun and see you soon!

Tuesday 25 August 2015

Passion For Promarkers Challenge #311 - Animals

Hi Crafters,

 I really don't know what has happened to last week, it past in a blur and here we are another week older and another new challenge at Passion for Promarkers. Our theme for you all is 'Animals' chosen by my team member Lorraine of Mrs B's Blog. We are sponsored this week by A Day for Daisies who are offering a $12 prize from their store.

Here is my card, I kept the layout quite simple as I didn't want to detract from the lovely image.

Image - Buddy - A Day for Daisies
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers
Papers - Animal Antics - First Edition Papers
MFT Stitched Circle Dies
Die'sire Decorative Corner 1 Die Set
Joanna Sheen - Hands, Feet and Paws Die Set
LOTV Postage Sentiments
Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon - Hobby House

Challenges I'd like to enter:
I Love Promarkers - #283 ATG
OSAAT - #244 4 Legged Friends
Incy Wincy Designs - Birthday Wishes
Crafting From The Heart - #74 ATG

We really look forward to seeing your entries but please remember to qualify for the prize you must follow the challenge theme and use your Letraset markers (Pro, flex, tria, aqua, metallic or neon) on your project.

Thanks for joining me and hope you enjoy your day.


P.S. Don't forget to pop over to the Top Tip Tuesday challenge page for the winners and top picks from the final challenge.


Sunday 23 August 2015

613 Avenue Create Challenge # 138 - Anything Goes/Girls Night Out

Hi Crafters,
**If you are looking for my CCC card please scroll down to the previous post thanks**
Hope you are well and enjoying this Sunday morning?
I have my DT card for 613 Avenue Create to share with you.
I was lucky enough to win these gorgeous papers from SLS Lines last week and couldn't wait to use them.
Image - Pretty Flower Girl - Bugaboo Stamps
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers
Papers - Watercolour Florals - SLS Lines
Frame & Corners - Lea'bilities Flower Frame Dies
Aren't these papers gorgeous? I love the watercolour style and colour combination so I reflected that in my colouring of the Bugaboo image.
Here's a side view showing the dimension,
Challenges I'd like to enter:
Papertake Weekly - To Die For
Try It On Tuesday - Sending you Flowers
I Love Promarkers - #283 Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - #118 Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - #289 Flowers
I hope you can join in with us, we love to see your creations. We have a fabulous prize from the sponsor and as always the details are on the blog. 
See you soon,

Saturday 22 August 2015

Christmas Card Club Challenge #17 - Santa Claus is coming to Town

Hi Crafters,
Again I'm posting my CCC card a day early as I have another DT card for tomorrow, hope that's ok ladies?
Carol is our hostess this time and she has chosen 'Santa Claus is coming to Town'.
Topper - Hobby House - Jolly Christmas
Papers - Dovecraft - 'Back To Basics Christmas'
Kraft Card
Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Circle and Classic Scalloped Ovals
Sentiment - Tonic Studios 'Tis The Season' Die Set
Velvet Ribbon
Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Glamour Dust
As you can see I went for an easel card, it was rather a large topper measuring 12 cm across so putting it on an easel card gave me the extra space I needed on the bottom layer for the beautiful sentiment die. I inked through the die with DI and Versamark clear ink and heat embossed it with a glitter EP.
Here's a quick view of the inside and space to write your message.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Papertake Weekly - To Die For
ABC Christmas - Q is for Quantum Leap ( D is for Die Cuts)
Creative Moments - #75 ATG - Fancy Folds
Winter Wonderland - Christmas Carols/Songs (Santa Claus is coming to Town)
Sister Act - #120 ATG
Creative Fingers - #90 ATG
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - #94 ATG + Add a Border
Crafty Time - #4 Movie, Book or Song ( Song- Santa Claus is coming to Town)
Little Claire's Designs - #60 Christmas in August
Thanks for popping by today, the rest of the CCC will be showcasing their cards tomorrow, you can take a peek at them by following the links in the tab above.
It's going to be a scorcher here today according to the weather man - it's already 24 degrees. We've been out this morning before it got too hot and so now I'm keeping cool in my craft room.
See you soon,

Friday 21 August 2015

Friday Oldie - Not a Card This Time

Hi Crafters,
It's Friday again and time to share and 'old' crafty make with Erika.
Usually I share a card but today I have found, in the archives, a photo of one of several Bag Charms that I made probably about 4 years ago!
I love this black and lime green combination and the dinky little charms, especially the birdhouse one. I used to make quite a lot of these but haven't made any jewellery now for quite some time. I still have all the tools and supplies so the option is still there and it's handy for those moments when your daughter comes in with a broken chain on her bracelet and I was able to fix it.
He, he.
There has been a lot of interest in my announcement recently about an exciting offer. Out of the blue I was offered some space in a shop to display and sell my cards and small gifts which I make for my Market Stall so I will need to start creating some extra stock over the next few months to have enough for the shop and my stall. That is what I meant when I said it would keep me busy for a while. The shop is in a small village but still has plenty of customers so I am hoping that all goes well.
Blogland is buzzing at the moment and I hope I have managed to visit you all and caught up with commenting. Thanks for visiting today and if you want to join in with Erika and share an 'oldie' project then call in at her blog and say Hi.

Wednesday 19 August 2015

I Love Promarkers GDT - Challenge #283 - Anything Goes

Hi Crafters,

This is my third and last post as Guest Designer for I Love Promarkers and I have thoroughly enjoyed myself over the last three weeks so thank you Ginny for asking me, it was an honour.
The challenge this week is Anything Goes so a nice easy one for everybody.

Image - Dr Digi 'Anglin' Andy'
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers
Papers and Sentiment - MCS Elementary Card Kits CD2
Spellbinders Oval Die
Crafters Companion Textures Embossing Folder - Hessian
Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
EK Success Corner Punch
Kraft Card

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Sister Act - #119 ATG
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - #16 ATG
Crafting From The Heart - #73 ATG

I can only apologise again for my lack of commenting at the moment on your blogs - time and me are not the best of friends at the moment. One thing has cropped up after another but I have had an exciting offer which will be taking up quite a bit of my time for the next few months so we will see how that goes.
Take care and thank you for visiting.


Friday 14 August 2015

Sharing An Oldie On Friday

Hi Crafters,
It's Friday again and time to 'Share an Oldie' with Erika at Snappy Crafts just for fun. You can join in with us and share one of your crafty projects that you have made in the past and leave Erika a comment to let her know that you have.

This is a wooden birdhouse that I decorated a while ago...2012 I think. The papers were from a Glitz 6 x 6 paper pad and I die-cut the roof tiles using a Spellbinders Moroccan Accents die. I used some leaf ribbon, mini roses and braid to trim the edges. The larger flowers on the front have been dipped in a watered down pva glue mixture and sprinkled with glitter - they look fabulous in real life and I used a metal flower to accent one of them. The bird is a Prickly Pear die.
A quick post from me again today I'm afraid - I'm looking forward to the weekend.
Hope you have a fabulous crafty day!

Thursday 13 August 2015

As You Like It Challenge #60 - Two Favourite Embellishments and WHY

Hi Crafters,
This fortnights challenge theme at As You Like It is to showcase a project using your 'Favourite 2 Embellishments and WHY'. You must explain why they are your favourite.
Image - LOTV Art Pad, set 27 Beautiful Blooms
Papers - LOTV Paper Pad, Shabby Shack
Spellbinders Marvellous Squares Die
Sentiment - Whimsy Stamps, Birthday Letter Seals
Organza Ribbon 
Clear Gems
I love these art pads for their versatility and ease of making some quick and beautiful cards. I also find that just adding my favourite two embellishments of organza ribbon and gems or pearls is all that is needed to finish it off, so these are my go to embellishments every time.
Our sponsor this time is
I hope you will join in with our challenge, I'm sure you all have your favourite embellishments that you love to use on your projects. Don't forget to tell us WHY you love them though.
Challenges I'd like to enter:
Craft-Dee Bowz - August ATG + A Bow
Sister Act - #118 ATG
Well that's all from me today. I apologise for being AWOL at the moment on the commenting front, I've been seeing your lovely makes in my feed but I have not had time to pop in on you - things have not settled down as I thought and then I spent 6 hours in A & E on Tues/Weds with one of my daughters, although she is fine now thank goodness, so I have some catching up to do.
Thank you all for your comments here though and I will visit you soon.

Wednesday 12 August 2015

I Love Promarkers GDT - Challenge # 282 - Balloons

Hi Crafters,

I'm back today to share my second GDT card for I Love Promarkers. The theme this week is 'Balloons' so I have created this fun, bright birthday card...

Image - Penny Black Purrfect Day Stamp Set
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers
Papers - Dovecraft Birthday Pad
X-Cut Wavy Border Die
Whimsy Stamps Balloon Die
Verve Sentiment Stamp
Challenges I'd like to enter:
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - #92 ATG / Celebration
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Hot Summer Colours
The Ribbon Girl - ATG with an Image
Come & Get It - Feature a Creature
Papertake Weekly - Spots and Stripes
All the details are over at I Love Promarkers, don't forget to use your Letraset Promarkers to be able to join in.
Bye for now

Tuesday 11 August 2015

Passion For Promarkers Challenge #309 - Fun in the Sun

Hi Crafters,
I hope you are enjoying some Summer Fun and good weather wherever you are!
This week it was my turn to choose the theme at Passion for Promarkers so it's all about having 'Fun in the Sun' and we are sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs who are offering a fabulous prize of 4 digital images.
Image - Pin-Up Photographer - Sassy Studio Designs
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers
Papers - Papercraft Inspirations Magazine Freebie
MFT Cute Cameras Die
Joy Crafts Filmstrip Die
Clear Glass Drops
I decided to make a folded card today for a change instead of the regular half fold, this is it opened out. You can see the inside with a plain circle to write your message on.
I haven't got one of those semi circle dies to cut the pop-out so I just placed a regular circle die in position on the fold and made sure that only one half was between the cutting plates and passed it through the machine - et voila! one pop-out semi circle.

 I created the filmstrip by firstly cutting it out of black cardstock and then embossing a piece of acetate with the same die. I cut the edges off the acetate leaving just the rectangular apertures to adhere behind the black die-cut.
Challenges I'd like to enter:
Creative Fingers - #89 ATG
Fussy & Fancy - #145 Lazy Summer Days
Crafty Girlz - #4 ATG/ Summer Holidays
The Ribbon Girl - ATG with an Image
Incy Wincy Designs - Sea, Sun and Sand
Crafting From The Heart - #72 ATG
Crafty Card Makers & More - #145 Warm Summer Colours
If you are in need of some more inspiration before you enter the challenge just pop over to the blog and check out the gorgeousness that the ladies have created for you.
Thank you all for visiting, I appreciate all the lovely comments you have left recently about my cards and hope I have visited everyone in return. Life has been rather hectic of late but is now calming down a little so I should be on top of things soon. (she says, ha ha)
Bye for now

Sunday 9 August 2015

613 Avenue Create Challenge #136 - Anything Goes/ Use Black, White and Your Favourite Colour

Hi Crafters,
**if you are looking for my CCC post then please scroll down to the previous post, thanks**
I'm here today to share my 613 Avenue Create DT creation for the challenge this week which is 'Anything Goes' / twist - 'Use Black, White and your Favourite Colour'.
I have gone with the Anything Goes version and made another tag, I'm really quite enjoying these.
Watercolour Cardstock
Distress Inks - Cracked Pistachio, Abandoned Coral, Fossilized Amber, Twisted Citron - (background)
Images - Stamplorations Suitcase and Julie Nutting Stamp
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers
Circle Stencil - Stampin' Up
Music Stamp - Artemio
Embossing Paste
Sentiment - Dylusions - 'The Right Words'
Seam binding
I had so much fun making this tag, I smudged all the Distress Inks on to my craft sheet and swirled the damp watercolour card  around in it. This produced a fabulous background which I then stamped with the music stamp and using my own stencil of different sized circles I made a random pattern of white circles all over to mute the colours a little. Then I used embossing paste through the Stampin' Up stencil for the more uniform circle shapes - I also coloured the white embossing paste with a little distress ink to blend it in more. The images were coloured with my Letraset Promarkers, although I paper pieced her dress, and cut and popped up on foam squares after placing a doily underneath for contrast. I then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment and cut it into lengths to apply to the tag. My seam binding was coloured with Cracked Pistachio and Pine Needles distress inks and crumpled.
Challenges I'd like to enter:
Crafty Card Makers & More - #144 Anything BUT a Card
Try It on Tuesday - Use Stencils
Brown Sugar - # 158 ATG
Not Just Cards - #23 ATG
You can see all the sponsors prizes and other wonderful DT makes over on the blog and some have used the twist too so go and have a peek.
Thanks for popping in and I will see you all for a catch up later today.

Saturday 8 August 2015

Christmas Card Club Challenge #16 - Lots of Layers

Hi Crafters,
I'm a day early with my CCC card this time, I have another DT post scheduled for tomorrow so I hope you don't mind me bringing it forward ladies.
I chose the theme this time too and as you might has realised if you follow my blog regularly I like to use lots of layers on my cards if I can....and here it is...

Hobby House Topper - Winter Friends - Sylvia Zet
Papers - Berry Merry by Jennifer Ellory, plus scraps from stash
SB Splendid Circles Die
Martha Stewart Star Burst Border Punch
Dreamees Christmas Circle Sentiments Stamp
LOTV Christmas Tags Stamps
White Grosgrain Ribbon

Challenges I'd like to enter:
The Ribbon Girl - Just Add Ribbon
Papertake Weekly - ATG
Brown Sugar - #158 ATG
Creative Fingers - #89 ATG
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Snowflakes
Noor Designs - #9 Christmas
Craft-Dee Bowz - ATG + Bow
CHNC Extra - August - ATG
CHNC Patterned Paper - August ATG
The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up - #8 ATG / Snow People
Pop along and take a peek at the other ladies blogs tomorrow for their Christmas cards.
See you tomorrow for my 613 Avenue Create DT post.

Wednesday 5 August 2015

I Love Promarkers GDT - Challenge # 28 - In The Garden

Hi Crafters,

I was lucky enough to win the challenge at I Love Promarkers a few weeks ago and Ginny asked me to do a few Guest Design spots, I was thrilled to be asked and so here is my first one...
The theme is 'In The Garden' and I have made a CAS style card using some really cute stamps from Purple Onion Designs. I have had my eye on these for a while I just love the quirkiness of these little puff ball flowers. I stamped them across the card to make a scene.

Stamps - Purple Onion Designs - Stacey Yacula - Sunny Blooms, Blooms and Toadstool.
Medium = Pro/flexmarkers
Grosgrain Ribbon
LOTV Sentiment Tags Stamp Set
Dotted Lines Stamp Set

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Cute Card Thursday - #384 Citrus
One Crazy Stamper - August ATG
Penny Black & More - Summer Flowers
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Summer Breeze
Little Claire's Designs - #59 In Bloom
The Ribbon Girl - Just Add Ribbon
Papertake Weekly - ATG

For more details of the challenge and prizes please pop over to the blog.

Well that's all from me today - see you again soon,


Tuesday 4 August 2015

Top Tip Tuesday Challenge - Ribbons and Pearls

Hi Crafters,

This is a very sad post today as it's the last challenge at Top Tip Tuesday. Samantha has run the challenge for the past five years but has found it hard to devote the attention it needs of late and so made the difficult decision to close. As it's the last one though we have a fabulous array of sponsors and prizes - check out the blog for all the details.
This week we are asking you to use Ribbons and Pearls

Faery Ink - Mama's Love Image
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers
Papers - Unknown (Ebay)
Marianne Designs Dies - CR1248, CR1250, LR0303
Velvet Ribbon
Adhesive Pearls

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Sister Act - #117 ATG
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Bingo (Pink, Pearls, Ribbon)
The Ribbon Girl - Just Add Ribbon (Velvet Ribbon)
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - #15 ATG
OSAAT - #242 ATG/Children
Crafting From The Heart - #71 ATG

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Samantha for asking me to be on this awesome Design Team and getting to work with such a friendly and talented group of ladies. I have had a fabulous time and although I am sad this challenge has had to close I know that we will all see each other in Blogland frequently, some are already on my new Design Team at As You Like It .

Well that's all from me today, please go and check out all the fabulous prizes up for grabs on this last challenge and join in for one last fling at TOP TIP TUESDAY !


Sunday 2 August 2015

Quirky Crafts Guest Design Card - 'Quirky's Gone Fishing'

Hi Crafters,
I was lucky enough to win a challenge over at Quirky Crafts recently and was asked if I would do a Guest Design spot which I was thrilled about so here is my card - we are sponsored this time by Crackerbox Palace and all the details for the challenge can be found on the Quirky Crafts blog.

Image and Sentiment - Crackerbox Palace
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers
MFT Blueprint 14 and Dispersed Dots Die
Glitter Card
Wink of Stella Glitter Pen
Challenges I'd like to enter:
Papertake Weekly - Take Your Pick - Green / Blue
Deep Ocean - #109 Summer Fun
I Love Promarkers - #280 Three or More Layers
Sister Act - #117 ATG
Crafty Friends Challenge - #11 Movie Week
( inspired by 'Finding Nemo')
Crafty Time - #4 Movie, Book, Song
(Song - 'Gone Fishing' Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong)
Thanks for joining me again today, two craft fairs in two days and I'm already so far behind with orders and commenting on your lovely blogs. I promise to be round soon though and hope you are all well and enjoying the week.