Sunday 29 November 2015

613 Avenue Create Challenge #152 - ATG / option of Paper Piecing Technique

Hi Crafters,

** If you are looking for my CCC card then please scroll down **

Well we are almost at the end of November and I have a special little bear to share with you today on my DT card for 613 Avenue Create.

I have used the Paper Piecing Technique on my image.

If this technique is new to you there is a tutorial from Splitcoast Stamps to show you how it's done here.
Isn't he so cute?!

Image - Ornament Bear - Bugaboo Stamps
Papers - 'Happy, Jolly Christmas' by Me To You
Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass
Martha Stewart Edge Punch
Bobble Trim
Glimmer Dust
Brad and Pearls

This set of papers had one that looked just like woven material and I thought this was perfect for the little bears body

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Papertake Weekly - Take Your Pick - 'Baubles'
Fab & Funky - #283 Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Add Some Sparkle & Bling
Rudolph Challenge - ATG Christmas

Our sponsors are:
Bugaboo Stamps

Check out the blog for the prize details, you don't want to miss out.

Hope you have a fabulous day whatever you are up to.

See you soon,


Saturday 28 November 2015

Christmas Card Club Challenge # 24 - The Holly and The Ivy

Hi Crafters,

How is everyone? 
It's been so busy here with family, craft fairs and getting over the lurgy that my hubby kindly shared with me that I'm afraid I haven't been able to visit you all this week but hopefully next week I can remedy that.
So on to why I am here today...
Christmas Card Club.
It is almost another year over and we are at challenge number 24 which was Asha's turn to choose the theme of 'The Holly and The Ivy'
I could only find an image with holly in it but I'm sure that will be ok.

Craft Creations Topper
Papermania Christmas papers
Memory Box Frame Die
Cheery Lynn Doily Die
Spellbinders Banner Dies

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Papertake Weekly - Take Your Pick - Red & Green
Fab & Funky - Christmas

Thanks for popping in today, I hope you enjoyed seeing my Christmas cards.
I will be back tomorrow for my DT post at 613 Avenue Create.

See you then,


Wednesday 25 November 2015

ABC Christmas Challenge 'X' is for 4"x 4" Square Card or Box

Hi Crafters,

I hope your Christmas preparations are coming along nicely, it won't be long and today I have my ABC Christmas Challenge DT project to share with you.

I decided to make a 4"x 4" Exploding Christmas Gift Box

...and here it is 'exploded!'

12" x 12" card stock for the base and lid
Papers - Dovecrafts 'Glad Tiding' 8" x 8" Paper Pad
Dessert Storm Card Stock
Marianne Designs Dies - Sleigh-LR 0178, Skates, LR 0247, Christmas Bauble Freebie Die
Tonic Studios - Festive Gift Die
Britannia Dies - Large Snowflake Christmas Tree & Christmas Flight
Circle Sentiment Die - Magazine Freebie
Tag - Papermania Seasons Greeting Stamp Set
Felt Snowflake
Reindeer Charm
Sentiment Ribbon
Distress Ink & Glitter

The tree ornament in the centre was made by cutting the Britannia Tree die five times and folding each one down the centre and gluing them all together in to a 3D tree. 

I made one of these last year too in a different style and colour, I love making them - here's a link to that post.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Brown Sugar - #173 ATG
Creative Fingers - #98 ATG
Allsorts Challenge - #338 At Least 3 Die Cuts
Unicorn Challenge - #3 Christmas is Coming
Not Just Cards - #26 ATG
Noor Design - #12 ATG
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - #23 ATG
Crafting From The Heart - #87 ATG
The Shabby Tea Room - #264 O' Christmas Tree
Try It On Tuesday - Gift Bags or Boxes

We are sponsored by 

their prize this time is a
Merry Christmas Die

Isn't it beautiful!

So what are you waiting for? Get making and creating!

See you soon,


Friday 20 November 2015

Share an Oldie on Friday

Hi Crafters,

I'm popping in this morning with a quick post to share an old crafty make with Erika from Snappy Crafts.
Each Friday she encourages us to resurrect one of our older crafty projects. It's fun to look back and see how your style has changed and evolved over time.

Here is my 'Oldie'...

This was a commissioned card for a lady who loved shoes and bling and I thought the leopard print went well with it. The papers and image were digital and for the life of me I can't remember where from. I decoupaged the shoe to add a little dimension.

If you'd like to join in the fun, pop over to Erika's blog, (link above) and share away!

Well that's all from me, I have a craft fair tomorrow which I'm hoping I will be well enough to attend, hubby kindly shared his germs with me and I've been coughing and spluttering all week so we'll wait and see.

Take care,


Thursday 19 November 2015

As You Like It Challenge #67 - Favourite Season and WHY

Hi Crafters,

What is your favourite Season?
That's the question we are asking this week at As You Like It.
Although I love to make Wintry Christmas cards and items I'm really not a fan of the cold weather. My favourite season is Summer.
I love the warm sunny days spent relaxing in the garden and if I had a swing like my little image Emily has on my card today then I would be doing just that too.

Topper - Hobby House
Papers - Old ones from stash 
Sentiment Stamp - Papermania
Tattered Lace Decorative Edge Circle Die
SB Scalloped Circle Die

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Crafty Catz - #301 Girls Only
Incy Wincy Designs - Critters Large and Small

Our sponsor this time is

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Now it's over to you...
Please follow the theme and tell us WHY you have a favourite season.

That's all from me for now,


Tuesday 17 November 2015

Passion For Promarkers Challenge #323 - Shopping

Hi Crafters,

It's time to share my card for another new challenge at Passion For Promarkers. It was Kelly's turn to choose the theme which is 'Shopping'.
To join in with us please use your Letraset markers on your project and portray the theme of shopping.

Now we all love to do a little bit of shopping don't we?
Whether it be clothes, shoes, handbags, jewellery or crafty items a little bit of retail therapy never did any harm :)
My image today 'Shopping Imogen' from DigiStamp Boutique definitely knows how to shop - look at all those bags! ....and you wouldn't want to get in the way of her at the sales would you?

Image & Sentiment- Shopping Imogen - DigiStamp Boutique
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers
Papers - Unknown - From that mystery batch on Ebay
Organza Ribbon
EK Success Picot Border Punch
Dovecraft Floral Flourish Stamp

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Creative Inspirations - #335 ATG / Option Sketch
Crafty Catz - #301 Girls Only
DigiStamp Boutique - Nov ATG
The Ribbon Girl - Nov - Use Any Image

Our sponsor is 
and they are offering a £10 voucher to the winner

We really look forward to seeing your entries for the challenge but please follow the simple rules to qualify for the prize.


Sunday 15 November 2015

613 Avenue Create Challenge # 150 ATG / Hello

Hi Crafters,

**Looking for my CCC Card then please scroll down, thanks **

How are you all today? Good I hope and enjoying your weekend.
I'm here to share my DT card for 613 Avenue Create.

As November 21st is World 'Hello' Day we would either like you to have the word 'Hello' on your project or you can follow the Anything Goes part of the challenge.
I have used this adorable image called 'Covered in Kitties' by one of our sponsors Sami Stamps

Image - Covered in Kitties by Sami Stamps
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers
Papers - Boho Chic - First Edition
Dies - Presscut Large Circle, SB Grand Large Labels, Marianne Designs LR0133, Joanna Sheen Pretty Petal Edger.
Sentiment Stamps - Big Words by WOW
Large Pearls, Lace, Ribbon and Flowers from stash
Cat Charm

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Eureka Stamps - #166 Colours of Fall
Crafting From The Heart - #85 ATG
Cute Card Thursday - #399 Birds / Animals
Aud Sentiments - #144 Bingo (Patterned Paper, Flowers, Die Cut)
Crafty Catz - #301 Girls Only
Crafty Friends - #18 Add A Charm
Crafty Time - #7 Embellish It
Sami Stamps Challenge - #31 ATG

Our sponsors this week are


they have some wonderful prizes waiting for you so it's over to you...come and join us.


Saturday 14 November 2015

Christmas Card Club Challenge - #23 Feature A Postbox

Hi Crafters,

These Christmas Card Challenges are coming around quicker than ever, it doesn't seem like a fortnight ago I was sharing my last card, well it is and here is my card for this weeks theme which is 'Feature a Postbox' chosen by our very own Valerie aka Mrs A.

This is another commissioned order and happened to fit very nicely with my challenge theme so thought I would take advantage of that.

Craft Creations Die Cut Decoupage Sheet
Papers - Country Companions Winter Wishes
Sentiment - Computer Generated
Polka Dot Ribbon

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Craft-Dee Bowz - ATG + Bow
CHNC Extra - ATG Christmas
CHNC Patterned Paper - ATG
Try It On Tuesday - Create A Scene
Creative Inspirations - #335 ATG / Option Sketch #2

As you know I always post my CCC card a day early so I can dedicate tomorrows post for my 613 Avenue Create DT card so please come back tomorrow and follow the links in the CCC tab above and visit the rest of the ladies blogs and their creations.

See you then,


Friday 13 November 2015

Sharing an 'Oldie on Friday'

Hi Crafters,

I'm back today to share one of my old crafty makes and join in with Erika at Snappy Crafts. A few of us share an old crafty project from the past and leave a message for Erika on her blog to let her know that we have joined in.
This week I have a card that was created using my Silhouette Cameo

I experimented a lot when I first had my Cameo and made lots of things but recently I haven't had the time to play but this card was the first time I had cut out some intricate text.
I believe the star background cut file came from 'Birds Cards' and I typed the words in a fancy font and cut them out using my machine.

If you would like to join in with us each week then give Erika a visit and let her know.

A quick post from me today as it's Hubby's Birthday so there's a special meal to get ready for later and then cake!

See you soon,


Thursday 12 November 2015

Across The Miles

Hi Crafters,

I've been trying to get my Christmas Card orders done and dusted and this is one I'd like to share with you today.

Image - Craft Creations Topper
Crafters Companion Frame Die
Wild Rose Studio Frosty Corner
Marianne Designs Snowflake Die LR0123
Spellbinders Ribbon Banners Die
LOTV Sentiment
Ribbon and Pearls from stash

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Crafty Catz - #300 Winter
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - #105 ATG / Blue & White
Unicorn Challenge - #3 Christmas is Coming
Crafty Calendar  - Sparkle, Bling and Embellish
Noor Designs - #12 ATG
The 12 MoC Link Up - #11 ATG / Sparkle, Sparkle Everywhere
Come & Get It - Lots of Sparkle
Incy Wincy Designs - Winter Activities (sledging)
Crafting From The Heart - #85 ATG

Hope you are all having a happy crafty time and I will see you tomorrow as I'm finally joining in with Erika this week for her 'Oldie Crafty Make on Friday'.

See you then


Wednesday 11 November 2015

Exciting News!

Hi Crafters,

I have some really exciting news that I have been dying to share...
...I have been chosen to join the fabulous Design Team at ABC Christmas Challenge.
I'm looking forward to joining this wonderful team of talented ladies and inspiring you all with my Christmas themed projects.

Talking of which... this is my shaker card for my first challenge on the team. We are sponsored by Stamp & Create for our challenge of 'W' is for Wild Thing ... and here are my very wild Polar Bear and Penguins, he, he.

Image - Arctic Fun Set - DigiStamp Boutique
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers
Snowflake Background - Kanban
SB Oval Die
Marianne Designs - LR0136 Fur Tree Die
Britannia Word Dies - Merry Christmas
Glass Glitter
Velvet Ribbon
Various Sparkly Stars and Glitter for the shaker

...a close up of these cute I mean wild critters

Challenges I'd like to enter:
DigiStamp Boutique - ATG
Aud Sentiments - #144 Bingo - Favourite Colour (RED), Digi Stamp, Pattern Paper.
Crafty Catz - #300 Winter
Creative Fingers - #97 ATG
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - #105 ATG  twist Blue & White
Allsorts Challenge - #336 Ribbons and Bows
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Oh Christmas Tree
Crafty Calender - Sparkle, Bling, Embellish
The 12 MoC Link Up - #11 ATG/Sparkle, Sparkle Everywhere
The Ribbon Girl - ATG Card Challenge
Come And Get It Challenge - Lots of Sparkle
Papertake Weekly - Christmas Critters
Try It on Tuesday - Create a Scene

We are getting ever nearer to the Big Day and joining in with us by creating some Christmas craftiness will help boost your Christmas card stash along with a chance at winning our Sponsors fabulous prize.

The Store
are offering 3 Wags 'n' Whiskers Digital Stamps

Well that's all from me today, thanks for visiting. I love reading your comments and appreciate the time it takes to leave them. I look forward to visiting you all soon.


Saturday 7 November 2015

A Fabulous Day

Hi Crafters,

I had a fabulous day at the Birmingham NEC on Thursday, very tired yesterday and just getting around to visiting your blogs today. Sorry it might be a day or two before I get to all of you as I have orders to fulfil in between.
So a quick post from me to share as promised - my crafty haul.

I try to get all my card stock from the show when I go there and some dies that I've had my eye on over the months leading up to it. Then of course there are the inevitable impulse purchases, seem to have had a few of those this time, lol. The 'Every Crafts A Pound' stand had some lovely bargains on 12 x 12  and 6 x 6 paper pads so it would have been rude to pass this one by. I found some mixed media items to play with too as I would like to try my hand at this style a little more and stocked up on some new dies and stamps too.

A lot of the regular stands were there but as has already been mentioned by others, some of the popular ones weren't and those that were had smaller stands than last year, all due to increased prices by the organisers. This is such a shame as these events are marvellous for people like me who live no where near any kind of comprehensive craft shop and have to shop online all the time. It's great to actually see and touch the items, feel and sniff the papers ha, ha, - only kidding. But seriously, I'm sure these organisers make enough money from the stall holders and car park and in-house eateries that the need to increase the fees is just being greedy.

Well I'm off to squeeze this lot in to my room somewhere :/    ...and then get to work catching up with some orders for next week. 
I hope you are all well and if you went to the NEC or are going tomorrow I hope you have a fab time and look forward to seeing you again soon.


Thursday 5 November 2015

As You Like It Challenge - #66 Favourite Hobby & WHY

Hi Crafters,

I think I can safely say that my favourite hobby is Card Making, followed closely by Papercraft.
I just love making cards, I find it so relaxing to shut myself away in my craft room and create all sorts of cards and projects. It helps me to de-stress and unwind.
I am sharing two cards today using lots of embossing and dies...

Background Embossing Folder - Magazine Freebie
Corner Dies - Joy Crafts 6002/0135
Champagne Glasses - Marianne Designs LR0237
Words - Britannia Dies
Gems and Ribbon Bow

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Crafting From The Heart - #84 ATG
Fab 'n' Funky - #280 Die Cuts & or Punches
Incy Wincy Designs- ATG
Papertake Weekly - ATG

We are sponsored this time by Shape EZ.

Thanks for joining me today and for all your lovely comments.
As this goes live I shall be browsing the stalls at the Birmingham NEC Crafts For Christmas Event and no doubt spending a little on more crafty stash - we can never have too many dies or stamps, or papers, or ribbons, or cardstock, or..  well all of it really he, he.
I'll share a picture of my goodies when I return.

See you soon,


Tuesday 3 November 2015

Passion For Promarkers Challenge #321 - Embossing

Hi Crafters,

These weeks are certainly flying by and I'm here to share my DT card for Passion For Promarkers today.
Our them this week is 'Embossing' so we want to see your cards and projects using your Letraset Markers and either heat or dry embossing.
I have used this fabulous embossing folder from Crafters Companion for the background.

Image - Floral Watering Can - Delicious Doodles
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers
SB Floral Oval Die
Stampin' Up Oval and Scalloped Oval Punches
EK Success Mini Flower Punch
Sentiment - Verve Stamp Set

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Cute Card Thursday - #397 Sparkles
Aud Sentiments - #143 Birthday Sentiment
Brown Sugar - #170  Flowers
Fussy & Fancy - #151 Flowers
Not Just Cards - #26 ATG
Crafty Time - #7 Embellish It
The Cutie Pie Challenge - #92 Pretty In Pink
Craft-Dee Bowz - Nov ATG + Bow
The Ribbon Girls - ATG Card Challenge
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - #21 ATG

Now it's your turn, get out your Letraset Markers, embossing folders and powders and away you go!
You can win 2 digital images from Polkadoodles
Polkadoodles Ltd

Well that's all from me today,


Sunday 1 November 2015

613 Avenue Create Challenge #148 - Anything Goes / Thank You

Hi Crafters,

**If you are looking for my CCC post then please scroll down**

Well, how did that happen? It's November already!...  
...and it's time for another new challenge at 613 Avenue Create.
Our theme is an Anything Goes one with an optional twist to create a Thank you card or gift. I have made a pack of thank you notelets using this image from one of our sponsors.

Image - Toodstool Printables - Sleeping Mouse
Spellbinder Die - Labels Seventeen
Stampin' Up 'Thank You' Stamp

We are sponsored by

My Whimsical Little World

QKR Stampede

Toodstool Printables

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Eureka Stamps - #164 Pets / Animals
Creative Fingers - #96 ATG

Please take a look at the other Design Team members inspirational cards and projects on the blog, they have some wonderful creations there. Then come and join in the fun for some fabulous prizes, details of which can also be found at 613 Avenue Create.

Thanks for visiting