Friday, 25 April 2014

More sale items added and final reductions

I have added some more stamps for sale and have reduced the other items for the last time before taking off sale. Please check out my for sale page.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Day 3 of Crafty Ribbons Easter Event



I made another plaque for today's Crafty Ribbons make. I used some new dies on this one, stamped the sewing machine using a LOTV background stamp and used some DI vintage photo and buttons. The paper is Papermania Happy Days.

Do hop over to the Crafty Ribbons Inspiration Blog and check out the makes from some more of the DT and enter today's link for a chance to win a prize. Don't forget to join us on all on Monday for the chance to win a £25 voucher for Crafty Ribbons.


I am selling at a craft fair this morning so will be along to catch up with some of you later.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Day 2 of the Crafty Ribbons Easter event


We are having an Easter event over at the Crafty Ribbons Inspiration Blog with prizes to be won each day.


Today's sponsor is Bugaboo and here is my card using one of their lovely silhouette images. Do hop over and check out the rest of the DT's makes and enter to win.
Image - Bugaboo
Papers - MME Portobello Road
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons vintage butterflies
Dies - All Occasions birds, Sizzix corner
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Other - burlap, Di weathered wood

Challenges
Crafty Calendar Things with wings 
Little Miss Muffet Distressed 
Simon Says Stamp Monday Winged things 
MAWTT Happy

Updated For Sale

I have now updated the items for sale and removed all the sold items. Many of the remaining items have been reduced so please check out my for sale page.
Thanks

Friday, 18 April 2014

Birthdays are good for you


I am back with a second card to share today using a new Woodware stamp I bought at Ally Pally. The papers are Prima youth and I added some bakers twine, star button from America and a punched Woodware star. Simple but effective and a great card for those older people without any particular interests like my Mum's husband who I made this one for. Whilst I was making it I made another to sell as having worked out the layout it didn't take much longer to make a second one.

Check out my for sale page, many items reduced, selling fast.

The Office


This is a stamp which had been discontinued by Little Claire but is now back on sale due to public demand.
Image - Little Claire The Office
sentiment - Little Claire digi
Medium - Copics
Papers - some old K&Co
Dies - Memory box snail and birds
Other - burlap, leather strip, button and raffia


The inside of the shed, sorry pic is a bit blurry.

Challenges
Time Out Happy Birthday option masculine 
One Crazy Stamper Anything goes

Happy Easter everyone. We are out for lunch today with friends, then popping in to visit my Mum.

Check out my for sale page, many now reduced.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Up, up and away


Our challenge this week at Crafty Little Fairies is a fun one, up, up and away. Our sponsor is
I knew immediately that I wanted to use this cute LOTV stamp which I have paper pieced using odd scraps from various pads.  I also added some of my favourite doodling.
Image -Lili of the Valley
Medium - Copics
Papers - MME Sky's The Limit
Die - Memory Box hot air balloon
Other - cloud and escape from my scrapbooking stash

Challenges
The Ribbon Girl Lovely Lili - anything goes 
As you like it Favourite stitching (I love doodling stitching) 
Sister Act Anything goes 
My Mum's Craft Shop Anything goes 
Whimsy Anything goes
Simon Says Animal Antics

Have you seen my for sale page, many now reduced?

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Flowers for you


I am loving these Polka Dot Pals from Little Miss Muffet and today have gone for a shabby chic look using some new papers as well as a new digi. Quite different colours for me and a chance to use some green pens.
Image - Little Miss Muffet Queta
Medium - Copics
Papers and doily - Dovecraft Curiosity Corner
Ribbon and lace - Crafty Ribbons
Flowers - Wild Orchid except the lilies which I had had for ages and nicely match the image
Other - DI Frayed Burlap

Challenges
Little Miss Muffet Distressed 
Creative Knockouts Spring is in the air 
Sweet Stampin' Flowers 
My Mum's Craft Shop Anything Goes

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

For Sale - Reductions

All the remaining dies and many of the stamps have now been reduced. Please check out my for sale page.

Easter Cakes


Isn't this such a cute little image and clean and simple seemed the right approach for it. I am loving trying some cas cards sometimes.
Image - Forever Friends
Medium - Copic
Paper - Forever friends Kraft Notes
Sentiment stamp - mag freebie
Other - baker's twine, pearls

Challenges
Di's Digis Easter 
Divas by Design Easter 
Simon Says Happy Easter or sweet treats 
Delightful You're Eggstra special

Monday, 14 April 2014

We are having a bunny hop


I do hope you will join us for our Easter bunny hop. there will be inspiration from the DT and prizes to be won, starting Good Friday on the Crafty Ribbons Inspiration Blog. On Easter Monday there will be a blog hop with the chance to win a £25 Crafty Ribbons voucher. I will also have some ribbon to give away to one lucky person on Easter Monday.

Please scroll down for today's card.

FOR SALE

I have several stamps and dies for sale. Please see my For Sale page.

Please scroll down for newer posts.

At the Movies


I love movies and when I saw somebody selling the Vilda camera and film strip stamp on Facebook had to buy it. I stampd it using Memento Rich Cocoa onto linen card. The paper is Prima Youth, clapperboard a Joy die and the film strip a Tim Holtz die. Lots of DI Vintage Photo and use of the distressing tool too.

Challenges
Crafting Musketeers Monochrome 
My Mum's Craft Shop Anything goes 
Vintage Stamping Anything goes

Sunday, 13 April 2014

New stash


I had such a lovely time away. If you haven't read my previous posts then just to say we went away on Thursday to Birmingham. Friday went to The Gadget Show and then drove down to Dunstable, stayed overnight and yesterday went to Ally Pally. So lovely to meet a couple of blogging buddies too, Mags and Carol. There were several of my samples on the Stamposaurus stand. So strange but flattering to see people taking photos of them.

Above are lots of essentials I bought.


Lovely new stamps. Penny Blacks were half price, these two do make me smile.


Only bought 3 new dies, rubons, pearls, wooden embellies and some lovely toppers for quick cards.


4 yummy new paper pads which I just managed to fit in my paper drawers. I love MME papers and at £3 a pack and only £4.99 for the 8x8 First Edition pads it would have been a shame not to buy them.

Off to have a play shortly.

Please scroll down for today's card.

Quirky


I love these quirky Leanne Ellis images and it inspired me to go with a rather quirky distressed card today. I am in love with aqua and teal at the moment and as the Facebook Sugar Nellie challenges is a colour one it meant I got to use these gorgeous colours again, this time teamed with grey.
Image - Sugar Nellie
Medium - Copics
Papers - K&Co Tim Coffey
Dies - Spellbinders arrows, Doohickey feather
Other - clock charm, baker's twine, Crafts Too hands, crispy lace ribbon from Dreamees

Challenges
Rhedd and Rosie Anything goes 
Crafty Cardmakers You've been framed
Simon Says Monday Journey (the stamp background reminds me of a porthole, arrows and the journey I have made from my first cardmaking to this style)

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Birds Galore


Sorry. I have hardly had any time for commenting but as you will read below we have been away since Thursday. I will start catching up on Sunday. Thanks for all your visits and comments.

Challenge time again at Little Claire and we want to see lots of layers. As always we have a lovely prize for you to win, 2 silhouette stamps worth £6.50 each.


Image - Little Claire Garden Shelves diecut sheet
Papers - Papermania Lucy Cromwell
Lace - The Ribbon Girl
Punches - MS cherish border and birds on a wire border
Dies - All Occasion birds and Die-namites birdhouse branch
Other - DI Victorian Velvet

As you read this I will be at The Big Stamp and Scrapbooking Show at Ally Pally. We have been away since Thursday as we stayed in Birmingham Thursday night and went to The Gadget Show at the NEC on Friday. Then we drove to Dunstable and stayed the night so will be going home today once I have spent out at the show. I hope I will be seeing a few of my crafting friends there.

Challenges
ALBC The birds and the bees
Divas by Design Spring
Papertake Spring
Creative Card Crew Spring has sprung

Friday, 11 April 2014

Presents!


Here is am back with a second card today and very different to the first one.

Time for another challenge at Winter Wonderland and Lynsey is dreaming of a pink Christmas. There is a fabulous prize of 3 stamps from Wild Rose Studio for the winner. I bought this gorgeous Wild Rose stamp recently so it seemed appropriate to use it for my DT card. Here is the image in more detail.


Image - Wild Rose Bluebell with presents
Medium - Copics
Papers - Woodland Wishes from LOTV
Dies - Marianne poinsettias
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Other - scrim from B&Q, brads

Challenges
Hobbycutz Flora and fauna 
The Squirrel and the Fox All creatures great and small
Rhedd and Rosie Anything Goes
In the pink Anything but square

Steampunk owl


This is my first project for the Little Claire blog so I would love it if you would hop over there and leave me a comment please.  While you are there check out Wednesday's competition post with the chance to win some stamps named after you!

I wanted to do something a little different and show how easy it is to make a steampunk or vintage card, especially for a male.
Image and sentiment - Little Claire Good Time stamp set
Paper - Bo Bunny Timepiece
Dies - Tim Holtz steampunk on the edge and Memory Box moustaches
Other - burlap, baker's twine.

Challenges
Allsorts No flowers
Rhedd and Rosie Anything Goes

I will be back soon with my Winter Wonderland card.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Bluebirds


Thanks so much for your positive comments on my first zentangle card yesterday. I was amazed to receive so many comments for it. For those who asked I bought a workbook which explains how to do it and has some designs in there and then it is a case of playing around and making up your own too. I loved doing it and can't wait to try more.

Our challenge this week at Crafty Little Fairies is buttons and we are sponsored by Whiff of Joy. Hop over to see the beautiful cards from the rest of the DT.

I recently bought 4 Elisabeth Bell stamps from somebody on Facebook. They were all ones which I love and had missed out on buying when they were originally for sale so I couldn't resist them. Doesn't she have the sweetest face and the pose reminds me of Snow White.
Image - Elisabeth Bell for Whiff of Joy
Medium - Copics
Papers - Papermania Capsule Blueberry Pie
Die - MS birds on a wire border
Die - All Occasions birds
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Other - Buttons, baker's twine, ribbon and pearl buckle

Challenges
Cutie Pie Cute with dies and punches 
Di's Digis Welcome Spring 
That Craft Place Buttons 
The Ribbon Girl Spring 
Crafty Calendar Things with wings 
Stamping Sensations Dies and/or punches
ALBC The birds and the bees

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Easter Bunny


This gorgeous bunny is a freebie digi from Pink Gem which I loved colouring with Copics. I used a Sakura blue star pen for a glittery edge to the pattern on the egg. I kept the layout very simple, usin some lovely bright papers and Sizzix die cut eggs and basket.

Challenges
Feeling Crafty For a child 
Sweet Stampin' Easter 
  Dream Valley Easter

Please scroll down for my first Zentangle card

Zentangle


I have been practicing some zentangle and here is my first card. I used a new Woodware stamp and just had a play around with various patterns. I really enjoyed making this and will definitely be trying some more. I decided to make a white on white card. The background was made with an embossing folder and Centura pearl card. I found some textured card and cut a banner with a Die-namics Banner die and used a Sizzx corner die too.

Challenges
Totally Gorjuss White on white 
Simon Says Happy Birthday 
Natalie and Amy Embossing

I will be back shortly with an Easter card to share with you.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Off on holiday


I am totally in love with the Polka Dot pals from Little Miss Muffet and couldn't wait to use this one. They are such fun to colour.
Image - Little Miss Muffet Narah
Medium - Copics
Papers - Bo Bunny Barefoot and Bliss
Dies - Die-namics seaside charms
Other - glossy accents, spider's webbing

Challenges
Little Miss Muffet Anything goes 
Delicious Doodles All seasons in one day 
Allsorts No flowers 
Feeling crafty For a child 
One Crazy Stamper Anything goes

Monday, 7 April 2014

Botanic noteholders


I wanted to make some something different for my craft stall and when I was in America I bought some pieces of wood. magnetic strips and wooden shapes to make some magnetic noteholders. I bought the pegs on eBay, covered the wood and shapes with Craftwork Cards Botanics papers and added Prima butterflies, wooden bird from Hobbycraft and a Dovecraft rosette.

Here is a sideways view to show it is put together.

Challenges
Papertake Anything goes 
Crafts 4 Eternity Anything but a card

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Mr & Mrs


The craft fair yesterday was pretty good. Three of the cards I made on Thursday sold including the butterfly Botanics and yesterday's bunny card. It is so funny how some of my latest cards always sell. I have some older cards at sale prices to get rid of them and 2 of those went which was good as I feel I have improved so much since I made them.

You know I love the Woodware large word stamps and I bought some more last Sunday. I decided to go for a bold red, black and white cas treatment for a change as not everybody wants frilly and fancy. All the sentiments are from the stamp set. I coloured the letters with Copics and added some little black pearl hearts the lovely Debby sent me with a used stamp I bought from her on Facebook.

Challenges
One Crazy Stamper Anything goes 
Sister Act Anything Goes 
Delightful Hip to be square 
TTCD Anything goes
Allsorts No flowers

I am at my second craft fair of the weekend until 4pm today.

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Happy Birthday Bunny


I am selling at the first of 2 craft fairs this weekend. Today's is only a morning one so I will be back this afternoon to link this card and catch up with some blogging.

I was lucky enough to win this sweet stamp on the LOTV ideas to inspire blog and amazingly he got inked and coloured within a couple of days. I am doing well with my newest stamps at the moment. 

Image - LOTV Armful of Daisies
Medium - Copics
Papers - First Edition Floral Pavilion and a scrap from another pack
Dies - Go Kreate for card blank, MB party latterns, Spelbinder heart circle
Lace and pearls from stash
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards

Challenges
Lili of the Valley Birthday card 
Bearly Mine Spring 
  Crafting from the heart Cute and cuddly 
Papertake Anything goes 
Divas by Design Anything goes 
Simon Says Happy Birthday 
In the pink Anything but square

Friday, 4 April 2014

Beautiful Botanics


I love the Craftwork Cards Christmas Post pack so much that I decided I must buy the Botanics pack and was so pleased to find it at the Thetford show last Sunday. The quality of these products is brilliant and the designs are fabulous.



I made 2 shaped cards, also from Craftwork Cards. Everthing on the cards is from the pack except the pearls, ink for the edges and the die cut birds. I have been wanting a flying bird die for ages. I love my Memory Box one but the birds are tiny and sometimes I want bigger birds. The bigger bird dies I have aren't flying and you know how it is when you really want something. I hadn't been able to find any online but at the show I was browsing the All Occasion stand and found just what I wanted, 4 small flying birds.

Challenges
ALBC The birds and the bees 
Time Out Photo inspirations
Penny's Feathered Friends
Papertake Anything goes

Thursday, 3 April 2014

A new stamp


Here I am back as promised with my DT card for Crafty Little Fairies where our challenge is shabby chic/vintage. We are sponsored by
so I hope you will join us this week.

I love this theme and it was just the theme to use a new stamp I bought on Sunday. Yes, bought Sunday and used on Monday. I either seem to use new ones straight away or they wait for ages to be coloured. Isn't she adorable, just couldn't resist her and I am really loving the pastel shades I used too.
Image - Bridie Aly's Inky Fingers
Medium - Copics, Sakura Rose Star pen
Papers - Prima Delight
Tag - Melissa Frances
Lace - Crafty Ribbons
Doily - Dovecraft
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Punch - MS birds on a wire
Die - Spellbinders labels
Other - wooden bird from Hobbycraft, painted with acrylic paint and covered with frantage and heat embossed, DI Tattered Rose and Stickles around edge of image

Challenges
The Shabby Team Room Pretty in pink (photo inspiration)  
The Cutie Pie Cute with dies and punches
Crafting for all seasons Dies and punches
Creative Inspirations Lovely lace 
Divas by design Anything goes
Papertake Anything goes

Vintage butterflies


These gorgeous new ribbons were recently launched at Crafty Ribbons and this is one of the samples I made for the show stand. It is also my DT card for today's challenge of anything goes with ribbon at Crafty Ribbons. I kpet the card simple to show off the ribbons. I used an embossing folder, 3 of the new ribbons and a Joy butterfly die and a magazine butterfly die. Both have been inked and I added some tiny pearls from Meiflower.

Challenges
Allsorts Use those dies
Papertake Anything goes

I will be back shortly with my Crafty Little Fairies card.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Feeling rubbish


This is the fourth stamp from the Little Claire set I featured yesterday with a great sentiment which really amused my hubby when he saw my card.
Image - Little Claire
Medium - Copics
Papers - Papermania Henbury Lane
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Cherry Blossom - Wild Orchid
Dies - Spellbinders labels

Challenges
Allsorts Use those dies
One Crazy Stamper Anything goes

My cold is much better now so still a bit snuffly. Had a lovely time at the craft show on Sunday with Lynsey, got several things off my wishlist and several other things too. Didn't want to spend too much as I need some money for Ally Pally on Saturday week. I have been intrigued by zentangle for a while and bought a workbook to have a go as I love doodling so watch this blog for some zentangle cards hopefully coming soon once I am more confident.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Let's Recycle

 Today sees the launch of a fun set of stamps with a recycling theme from Little Claire. I wanted to make something different for one of my samples so I used a bag with a large logo either side and decorated one side to show what you can do.  This is the back of the bag.

Images - 3 stamps from new Little Claire recycling set
Medium - Copics
Papers - free with Scrapbook magazine
Dies - Marianne wheelbarrow and watering can, Memory Box gate, meadow and willow dragonflies with sanded Core'dinations
Punch - MS large trellis border
Tag and wellie pic from another tag - Papermania Home to Roost
Other - pearls

Challenges
Allsorts Use those dies 
Crafty Catz Anything goes 
Delightful Add a critter (chicken on bin)