Saturday, 13 February 2016

American candy

As well as bringing myself back some lovely new crafty stash I also brought home some goodies for one of my followers. So if you would like some stash all the way from Florida which includes MME paper pad, gorgeous purple doilies, baker's twine, brads and ribbons then 

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Playing with some new goodies

I haven't made many Christmas cards this year yet but buying some new stash in America which I couldn't wait to use was a good chance to make another Christmas card. Anyone who knows me will know I love snowmen and I couldn't resist buying this stamp when I visited the MFT shop in Florida. The yummy papers are also new, Bo Bunny Altitude. Fell in love with the colours and at about £4.50 who could resist. Even better when I got to the checkout they were half price!

I coloured the image with Copics and added some stickles and clear Wink of Stella pen to the heart. The ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons and the trees were from Joy. I wanted them last year and when I saw that Noor! Deisgn Uk had 30% off  whilst I was on holiday I ordered them and they were waiting for me when I got home. Gotta love the internet. I used a white Wink of Stella pen on them and the MB stitched snowflakes. 

Winter Wonderland have a heart
Penny Black and more at Allsorts anything goes with a stamp and a die 
The Cutie Pie All you need is cutie love
Penny's Favourite colour or embellishments (Purple and aqua, Christmas trees and snowflakes)

Last day to enter my candy, see post above.

Friday, 12 February 2016

Love cupcakes

For my first LOTV inspiration card this month I have been playing with some of the new trios. I have used one each from the Patchwork Love and Tea for Two sets. I paper pieced the word Love with some scraps. The backing paper is Dovecraft. The images were coloured with Copics and sakura pens for sparkle. I also added some Wink of Stella. The sentiment is also LOTV and I added some lace and a Memory Box die cut banner.

Graph'It Pink and white 
Inky Chicks Love and/or hearts 
In the pink With love 
Dies R Us Love 
Incy Wincy Love is in the air 
Delicious Doodles Love

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Thursday, 11 February 2016

New ribbons on sale

Crafty Ribbons have some fabulous new ribbons launching soon and the first of these are now available here. They are a great range of exclusive travel themed ribbons. I have used two of them on my card along with a stamp I bought a while ago and only just got round to using. It is from Woodware and I stamped it with brown ink on kraft. The pocket watch, moustache  and old suitcase dies, which looks like a briefcase, complete the business look.

TTCRD anything goes 
Stamping Sensations anything goes 
Penny Black and more at Allsorts anything goes with a stamp and a die

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

One of my fave images

Regular readers will know that I love the vintage girl digis from Pink Gem so when I was asked to make a card using this particular image I was delighted as I love colouring her.
Image - Pink Gem
Medium - Copics
Papers - LOTV
Flower dies - Marianne
Brads - Santoro
Other - ribbon, pearls, doily

Cute Card Thursday In the pink
TTCRD anything goes 

Have you entered my candy yet, see top of blog?

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

White Wedding

This is one of the new wavy stamps from LC Designs which I stamped in white on kraft for a change. I distressed all the edges and used Wild Rose Always and Forever paper. I added some wooden hearts, coloured with a pink Wink of Stella brush pen, and a little wooden couple. After two years I have made the difficult decision to step down from the DT. Sometimes you have to evaluate your commitments and I decided something had to go. I will be sharing some more of my recent samples with you and of course will be continuing to use their stamps for some of my cards.

Simon Says Have a heart 
Creative Inspirations Hugs and kisses 
Inky Chicks Love and/or hearts 
Ribbon Girl A card
Noor! Design UK Love
Creative Knockouts love is in the air
Brown Sugar Valentine/Love

Have you entered my candy yet? See post above.

Monday, 8 February 2016

Something new

I used to do a lot of embroidery and cross stitch many years ago and after sewing the two reindeer just before Christmas which you may have seen on my blog I realised I wanted to get back into sewing.  I saw Kirstie Allsop sewing plastic canvas on her pre Christmas show and thought that looked interesting so did some research. I found that you can buy hearts and stars as well as circles and squares and of course like most crafts it is cheaper to buy these products in America. So when we were in Florida I bought some hearts and stars, needles and yarn and had a go at making some.

I used different stitches and made it up as I went along. I stitched the ribbon loop to the back and then cut a heart out of white felt and sewed that to the back to give a neat finish. 

I am selling my crafts at the hospital shop today and these will be on my stall. I hope the customer like them as much as I enjoyed making them. It is good to have something to sew whilst watching TV. Some programmes demand my full attention but others I can watch whilst sewing. I thought the hearts would be suitable for any occasion whereas the stars are really more for Christmas decorations.

My candy ends on Saturday.

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Thinking of you

This card was commissioned for somebody who is undergoing a major operation this month and her friend wanted to let her know she was thinking of her. Flowers, pink and glitter was the brief. 
Image - LOTV art pad
Papers - LOTV Dress Shoppe
Sentiment - Elizabeth Craft die
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Leaves - Lawn Fawn stitched leaves dies
Glittered butterfly - Poundland
Other - Go Kreate scalloped rectangle die, ribbon, pearls, Wink of Stella pen on some of the flowers

Crafting from the heart anything goes 
Simon Says Monday ray of sunshine (hoping this will bring a little sunshine into her life) 

Check out my candy post above

Saturday, 6 February 2016

She loves me

Time for a new challenge at A Gem of a Challenge and the theme is love is in the air. I used a cute pre coloured digi called Dandelion Wishes cut out with a Lawn Fawn stitched square die. The sentiment is from a very useful set from Stamposaurus. I added some small flowers from Wild Orchid and some wooden hearts.

Bunny Zoe Hearts 
Natalie and Amy Hearts and flowers 
Paper Creator's Must be love 
Whimsy With love 
Incy Wincy Love is in the air
Dies R Us Love
ABC A is for animals
Simon Says Have a heart

Have you entered my candy? See post at the top.

Friday, 5 February 2016

For some friends

I made this for some friends for their Wedding Anniversary which was on Wednesday so I can now share it with you.
Image - LOTV
Medium - Copics
Papers - Bo Bunny head over heels
Sentiment - LOTV
Burlap with lace - Ebay
Wooden hearts - MDF Craft Supplies (coloured with Wink of Stella glitter brush pen)
Punch - X cut corner rounder
Other - pearl pen

Allsorts bring on the bling 
Bunny Zoe hearts 
Whimsy with love
Paper Creators Must be love 
Incy Wincy Love is in the air
Natalie and Amy Hearts and flowers 
Dies R Us Love
The Ribbon Girl Love
Inky Chicks Love and/or hearts
Simon Says Have a heart
In the Pink with love

Check out my post at the top for some candy.

Thursday, 4 February 2016


This is my second post today. Why the post title you ask? Well today goes to show that no matter how organised you are, with lists and charts, yes that's me, anyone can make a mistake. I usually schedule several posts at once, have lists for all my DT work and a rolling month listed on one of my whiteboards in my craftroom.  I had this one ready to schedule for next Thursday so imagine my surprise to find I had the date wrong and my DT card for the new challenge of animals only, no humans, at Crafty Ribbonswas due today. Oops indeed especially as I am the host!

So onto my card which features one of the cute furry friends images from Sugar Nellie coloured with Copics. The papers and sentiment are LOTV, ribbon from Crafty Ribbons obviously. I used a Clearly Besotted edge die and added some baker's twine and pearls.I would like to enter this into the anything goes challenge at Little Miss Muffet

Please scroll down for this morning's post and up to enter my candy.

Rock On

This is quite a simple card but very effective I think. The record image is actually a gift card! We were in a large book and music store in America and I spotted these gift cards. I immediately thought what a great card they would make. We did spend some money in the store and I'm sure they wouldn't miss a couple of gift cards. The name of the store is printed on them so I stamped the sentiment and star from a new set of MFT stamps I bought in the MFT shop in Florida, diecut using a MFT titched circle and placed over the printing. I found some old music paper and added the music ribbon from Crafty Ribbons, MFT stitched circle and some crimped punched stars.

Di's Digis Use lots of red
The Craft Barn Triplets (3 stars)

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Flying High

I have two more Stamposaurus samples to share with you today using the new Spitfire stamp. The first card is a CAS card . The image is coloured with Copics and I just added some washi tape.

For the second one, again coloured with Copics, I used First Edition Man Made paper, enamel stars and baker's twine.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Too pretty to use

I like to try different things for my craft stall and decided to have a go at decorating some wooden spoons. Hubby painted and varnished them to give a smooth finish. I added some ribbon, pearls and flowers from Wild Orchid.

Simple but very pretty. Having told one of my good customers about them she ordered one without even seeing it so I hope she likes it.

Simon Says anything goes

Monday, 1 February 2016

On our way

If you saw my post on 15 January you will have seen one of the samples I made for Stamposaurus using this set of new stamps.

I wanted to make a completely different card to show how these stamps can be used. I created a scene using Crate Paper Farmouse and DCWV gauze papers. I used Spellbinder curved border, Memory Box house, All Occasions birds and Lawn Fawn puffy clouds dies.

I stamped part of the sold sign onto a wooden sign I bought from Stamposaurus at the NEC and two of the stamps onto card.

Simon Says anything goes

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Valentine in Paris

This is one of the other set of cards I made for making Cards magazine for their January edition published 31 December. These romantic silhouette toppers are perfect for either Valentines or Anniversaries. The papers and sentiment  are LOTV  and I used an MFT Eiffel tower and LA La Land heart border dies. The sentiment is from a set by Stamposaurus. Check out my new candy.

TTCRD anything goes 
Simon Says anything goes 
As you like it One or multi layer. Although I do love making CAS cards more of my cards are multi layer as I love using pretty papers, lace, ribbon and embellishments.
Bunny Zoe Hearts 
Whimsy with love

Saturday, 30 January 2016

A Little Note

This is one of three cards I made for Making Cards magazine using Furry Friends stamps from Sugar Nellie. I coloured it with Copics using the dotty technique which I love using on fur. The papers are LOTv Winter Wishes. I added a kraft tag and stamped a LOTV sentiment on to it and added a Tim Holtz bulldog clip and some baker's twine. A few brown pearls completes the card. Look out for a little blog candy coming soon.

The Ribbon Girl any image 
As you like it one or multi layers (I love using lots of papers and embellishments to give depth)

Friday, 29 January 2016

A couple of gifts

It seems everyone is losing followers on their blogs since they allegedly removed everyone who signed in from an account other than Google. Unfortunately some people who have signed in with Google seem to have been taken off blogs they follow too. Of course unless you can remember every blog you follow you won't know that so if my blog isn't on your reading list please check if you are still following me. So today I thought I would share a couple of gifts I made recently with you. The first is a 150mm plaque. I used a Hobby House Wee topper, Spelbinders dies, flowers from Wild Orchid and some ribbon from stash. I added a wooden butterfly coloured with a dark pink Wink of Stella pen.

These pen holders from the MDF Man have been very popular. I will definitely be stocking up on more when I go to Ally Pally in April. Hubby paints them and I covered the sides with paper and added lace, seam binding, flowers and pins. 

I am glad I scheduled my posts for the whole of January before I went on holiday. I plan to sort out my new craft stash, get some more ironing done and start crafting today.

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Going Places

I see that blogger is still removing followers. I have lost another 71. I hope they have finished now.

This is my DT card for the new challenge at The Sugar Bowl and she is called going places. A lovely Summery scene her using First Edition Neroli papers. I used Lawn Fawn puffy clouds, Memory Box clouds and tree dies and a Martha Stewart flower garden border punch.

It will take me a few days to get back into the swing of blogging. Been catching up on some of the TV we recorded. There is also a huge pile of washing and ironing to get done.

Simon Says anything goes 
The Ribbon Girl any image 
TTCRD anything goes

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

At the beach

If you read yesterday's post you will know I have been away on holiday in Florida so I scheduled daily blog posts before I went away. I did manage to do a bit of commenting uaing the hotel WiFi but it was a bit slow at times so apologies if I haven't caught up with you for a while.

So onto my card. This new stamp from LC Designs makes you dream of warm sunny days. These new wavy stamps are fun aren't they. I coloured it with Copics, paper is from LC and ribbon from Crafty Ribbons. The sentiment also comes with the image.

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Wine o'clock

I hope you have enjoyed my scheduled posts whilst I have been on holiday for two weeks in Florida. We flew overnight and will be driving home this morning. We had a non theme park holiday this time, staying part of the time in Fort Myers where our hotel waa right by the gorgeous white sandy beach. I got some lovely new craft stash as well. I did manage some blogging but the hotel WiFi was a bit sluggish at times with blogger so apologies if I haven't commented for a while. So onto today's card. These cards are so popular I really need to make some more. This is actually a digi kit but I resized it to use as a topper. I used a Crafter's Companion embossing folder and some Marianne flower dis and Crafts Too butterfly dies with pink pearls.

Monday, 25 January 2016

Loving the snow

Hard to believe Christmas Day was one month ago so just 11 months to go until the next one!  This one is in my box to sell this Christmas, it's never too early to start building up stock. I love this fun image from Pink Gem. I used the pre coloured one but it comes with a black and white one to colour as usual too. The papers are Dovecraft, ribbon from Crafty Ribbons. I used two different tree sets of tree dies with aqua glitter card. I do love this colour combo for Christmas cards.

Di's Digis Snow or snowflakes 
The Ribbon Girl any image 
Double D Brrr 
Sparkles January blues

Sunday, 24 January 2016


Another sample for Stamposaurus using the Formula One Racing Car stamp which has just been launched. I really like this idea of using a stamp with no colouring. The sentiment is from the motorbike stamp set. I kept this one very simple as I used the image twice. The paper is from Dovecraft North Pole and I just added some black pearls. I think the black and white against the red is really striking.

Saturday, 23 January 2016


In the pink is the title of the new challenge at A Gem of a Challenge. I chose to use one of the precoloured images, adding lots of Stickles to the bubbles. The papers are MME Miss Nelly which were part of my Christmas pressy from Lynsey. It's lovely having crafty friends who buy presents as we know exactly what each would like. I added some ribbon from Crafty Ribbons and flowers from Wild Orchid. I have been using lots of these lately and treated myself to some more with their 15% off January sale.

Friday, 22 January 2016


Unfortunately I seem to sell a lot of sympathy cards and recently made a batch of them. This one has been made using MME chalk papers with a Doohickey lace die. The sentiment is Inkylicious and the butterflies are Memory Box dies.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Last calendar

This is the last of the calendars I made but certainly not the least as it features one of my favourite bears, James. I teamed him with First Edition papers and Wild Orchid flowers. I also used that lovely MFT jumbo ricrac die. What a shame they discontinued it as I love it.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016


Another of the LOTV art pad images today. I cut this one with  lawn Fawn stitched circle die. I do love banners and used a MFT jumbo fishtail die. The sentiment is also LOTV and I added some metal flowers I found in my stash along with some flowers from Wild Orchid and some pearls.

Tuesday, 19 January 2016


I am sharing a card today using one of the Stamposaurus stamps which came out last year. Coloured with Copics, papers are Crate Paper Farmouse. I love the colours of this bright pack. I kept the design quite simple as the papers are so busy. I used Memory Box banner, Clearly Besotted notebook edger and CC Designs grass dies.

Stamping Sensations anything goes with a die 
Paper Creators anything goes

Monday, 18 January 2016


Another commissioned card to show you today. The recipient loves flowers and pretty things so I used one of the LOTV art pads. The colours are so pretty and are echoed in the LOTV papers. The pleated ribbon is from Stamp and Create and flowers from Wild Orchid.

In the pink anything goes 
Noor! Design UK anything goes

Sunday, 17 January 2016

In my thoughts

I made this card as part of a set for Papercraft Inspirations. I used a Bugaboo digi which I coloured in Word. It was the first time I have tried it and really like the result. I must remember to try playing with the colour functions some more. Papers are Craftwork Cards Venetian and I used a Doohickey lace die, Britannia leaf flourish and added some small flowers from Wild Orchid.