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Saturday 29 September 2012

Baby's 1st Christmas & A New Grandson

Hi everyone, i'm back with a card and some good news!! Hubby's Daughter has had a baby boy and she has called him Jamie, so she now has 3 boys so this card is for his first Christmas.
For the following challenges
Crafts And Me - Favourite Colour
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - All wrapped up
Cute Card Thursday - Letters and Numbers
Di's Digi Designs - Animals acting like people
FFMC - RIBBON
Frosted Designs - Embossing
Inky Impressions - Animals
LEJ Designs - Monochromatic
MMCS - Stars
Natalie and Amy - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday - Bling It On
That Craft Place - Bling It On
Winter Wonderland - Baby's First Christmas
Word Art Wednesday - Challenge #47
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Hugs xx

Gingerbread House

Good morning all, it's sunny but windy here on the east coast of England and i have a card to share with you all!! I've used my Magnolia Gingerbread house stamp and coloured with Promarkers. I've dry embossed and distressed the base card and embossed the centre strip, paper is from C&C, lace is Melissa Francis, flowers and leaves are Prima, wooden and my stash, also buttons from my stash.
For the following challenges 
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Distressing
Midweek Magnolias - Distressed
Magnolia-licious - Buttons
Simon Says - Anything Goes
TOMIC - No Character Stamps+Embossing+Sketch

Thank you for visiting my blog today, your comments are always appreciated. Feel free to call back anytime.
Hugs xx

Friday 28 September 2012

Tiffany in Blues

Hi Folks, today i have a card made using 'Tiffany' from Funky Kits by the vary talented Krista Smith and i've coloured her with my Promarkers. Papers are Prima and freebies from a Mag' and all distressed with Weathered Wood ink. Flowers and swirl were cut using a Marianne Design dies cut from printed sheets from a CD and i added some buttons. I finished it all off with a sentiment and some bows made from ribbon from Crafty Ribbons and my stash.
For the following challenges
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Distressing
Card and Scrap - Use Flowers
Craft Your Passion - Buttons and Bows
Crafts And Me - Favourite Colour
Creative Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Digital Tuesdays - Say It With Flowers
ffmc - ribbon
Hannah and Friends - Spots or Stripes
Mervi's Candy Challenge - Anything Goes
LEJ Designs - Monochromatic
Lothian Crafts - Use Marianne Dies
Marianne's Design Divas - Stamp Something
Natalie and Amy - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Stampin' for The Weekend - Feeling Floral
CD Sunday - Awash with Flowers(Plain & Simple from Redhotbed)
The Crafty Pad - Inspired by a song ( Thank you by Didi )
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
The Sugar Bowl - Erika's Sketch
TCRD - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Thank you
Totally Papercrafts - Pretty Pastels
Word Art Wednesday - Challenge#47

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Hugs xx

Thursday 27 September 2012

'Santa Claus is Coming to Town'

Santa Claus is coming to town, yes it's not that far off and i'm doing really well getting my Christmas cards made and this one is for my youngest Son! For my card i used a Karen Middleton image from Cuddly Buddly and i coloured with Promarkers and distressed the edges with my TH Distress inks. Papers are Papermania, EK Success snowflake punch, ribbons from my stash and sorry but i can't remember where the sentiment is from!!
For the following challenges 
ABC Christmas - Santa Claus is Coming to Town 
BMD Challenge - Add a Sentiment
Bunny Zoe's - Distressing
CCMC - Gold
Deep Ocean - More than 2 colours
Fat Pages and Cards - Anything Goes
FFMC - RIBBON
I Love Promarkers - Male Theme
Mervi's Candy Challenge - Anything Goes
Love to Create - Anything Goes
MAWTT - Seeing Red
Natalie and Amy - Anything Goes
PTW - I followed sketch#67
PTT - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad - Inspired by a Song ( Santa Claus is coming to town )
TCRD - Anything Goes
Vintage Ellusions - Men & Motors/Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - To the one I love ( My Son )
Word Art Wednesday - Challenge#47

Thank you for visiting my blog today, your comments are always appreciated. Feel free to call back anytime.
Hugs xx

Wednesday 26 September 2012

How You Holding Up?

Hi Folks, i'm here to share a little Breast Cancer Awareness card using image and sentiment from Bugaboo and coloured with Promarkers.
Inside sentiment

For the following challenges
CMM - Be Punny
CYP - Buttons and Bows
Crafts And Me - Your Favourite Colour ( I have 3 and pink is one of them )
Crafty Catz - Buttons
Creative Craft - Anything Goes
Dawn's Crafting - BCA and/or Think Pink
FFMC - RIBBON
LEJ Designs - Monochromatic
Love to Create - Anything Goes
LUFP - Challenge#6
Natalie and Amy - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes
The Cutie Pies - Shaped Cards
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad - Think Pink

Thank you for visiting my blog today, your comments are always appreciated. Feel free to call back anytime.
Hugs xx

Tuesday 25 September 2012

A Christmas Gift

Hi all, i'm here to share a Christmas card i made for one of my Grandsons using freebie image and sentiment stamps from a Mag'.
I coloured the image with Distress Inks and added some glitter. The background is another freebie from a Mag, i punched a snowflake border with my EK Success punch onto embossed card ( I hope you can make out the embossing) and added some blingy stars and a sparkly ribbon bow.  
For the following challenges 
ABC Christmas - Santa Claus is coming to town 
Allsorts - Inspired by a Song ( Let it Snow ) 
Cards For Men - Animal Magic 
CCAYR - Christmas Presents
Deep Ocean - More Than 2 Colours
FFMC - RIBBON
Inky Impressions - For a Child 
Joanna Sheen - So Sweet
Just Keep on Creating - Christmas
Love to Create - Anything Goes
Natalie and Amy - Anything Goes
PaperPlay - Choose a Holiday ( Christmas ) 
PTT - Anything Goes
Simon Says Blog - Stamptember candy
Simon Says Stamp and Show - For the love of sparkle
Simon Says - Emboss It
Stamptacular Sunday - Bling It On
  The Crafty Pad - Inspired By A Song ( Let it snow ) 
Winter Wonderland - To the one i love ( Grandson ) 

 Thank you for visiting my blog today, your comments are always appreciated. Feel free to call back anytime.
Hugs xx

Monday 24 September 2012

WOW Tilda With Cat

Hi there everyone, well i managed to get my living room carpet fitted last week and yesterday i got around to wallpapering the top half of the fire place wall. I'm really pleased with it all!! 

I would like to share with you my new creation using some of my new goodies. 
New 'Tilda with Cat' stamp coloured with Distress Inks. New Spellbinders Create a Flake dies which i glittered. New Doohickey Heart Tag cut from music sheet and Magnolia paper. Chipboard stocking which i heat embossed, glittered and added Crackle Accents, homemade pompoms, snowflake die and Christmas tree charm. New Marianne Design Mistletoe die cut from magnolia paper and glittered. Magnolia Lovely Fence die. Lots of lace trim, bling, sparkle, flowers and pearl pins.
I keep experimenting with Distress inks and i hope you like the results!!
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For the following challenges
Allsorts - Inspired by a song ( Merry Christmas - Slade )
A&T Emerald Faeries - Use a Tag
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Distressing
Card and Scrap - Use Flowers
Cute Card Thursday - A Different Shape
Joanna Sheen - So Sweet
Just Magnolia - What's New
LMMC - Anything But Square
Lothian Crafts - Use Marianne Design Dies
Love to Create - Anything Goes
MDUC - White On White
Marianne Design Divas - Stamp Something
MAWTT - Girly, Girly
Mervi's Candy Challenge - Anything Goes
Natalie and Amy - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show - For the love of sparkle
Simon Says - Emboss It
Simon Says Stamp Blog - Stamptember blog candy bonanza
Stamptacular Sunday - Bling It On
Sweet Stampin' - How Charming
That Craft Place - Bling It On
The Crafty Pad - Inspired by a song ( Merry Christmas - Slade )
The Shabby TeaRoom - The White Challenge
Tilda's Town - Choose your passion ( I chose fussy and fancy )
Totally Tilda - Bingo ( Lace, distressing, gems )

Thank you for visiting my blog today, your comments are always appreciated. Feel free to call back anytime.
Hugs xx

Sunday 23 September 2012

'Just Hear Those Sleigh Bell's Ringing'

Hi everyone, i hope you are all well this morning. I have made a Christmas card for my dear Husband and the sentiment reflects just how i feel about him!! I've coloured the image with TH Distress Inks and i'm really pleased with the result!!

Here are the Lyrics for anyone who's forgotton the words

'Just hear those sleigh bells jingling,Ring-ting-tingling too,Come on, it's lovely weatherFor a sleigh ride together with you,Outside the snow is fallingAnd friends are calling, "Yoo hoo",Come on, it's lovely weatherFor a sleigh ride together with you.

Giddy yap, giddy yap, giddy yap,Let's go, let's look at the show,We're riding in a wonderland of snow.Giddy yap, giddy yap, giddy yap,It's grand, just holding your hand,We're riding along with a songOf a wintry fairy land.




Our cheeks are nice and rosy,And comfy cozy are we,We're snuggled up togetherLike two birds of a feather would be,Let's take that road before us,And sing a chorus or two,Come on, it's lovely weatherFor a sleigh ride together with you.'

Medium - Distress Inks
Paper - Papermania
Cardstock - TH Distress Coredinations and Local Craft shop
Embellishments - Pearls and Lace
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For the following challenges
Allsorts - Inspired By a Song ( Sleigh Ride )
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Distressing
CCMC - Gold
Lothian Crafts - Use Marianne Dies
Marianne's Design Divas - Stamp Something
Simon Says - Emboss It
The Pretty Little Ribbon - Lace and Pearls
Teddy Bo Tuesday - Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - To The One I Love


Thank you for visiting my blog today, your comments are always appreciated. Feel free to call back anytime.
Hugs xx

Friday 21 September 2012

Autumn Tilda

I just couldn't resist stamping this little Tilda up again, she is such a cutie!! I've created an Autumn card using pinks, creams, browns and greens. 
Image- Tilda with Pencils from the Turning Leaves collection. 
Medium - Tim Holtz Distress Inks to stamp and TH Distress Ink Pens to colour the image. 
Paper - Prima Botanical. Cardstock - Tim Holtz Coredinations and DCWV. 
Tools - Spellbinders Beaded Circle die, Marianne Design leaves and Memory Box leaves, Tim Holtz Hinge dies. Cart Us Embossing Folder.
Flowers - WOC, Lace - Marianne Designs, green sprig - Melissa Francis 
and gingham bow - Papermania. Pin - homemade

For the following challenges
4 Crafty Chicks - The Beauty of Leaves
BMD Challenge - Fall Colours
Broken Box Stock - Fall Foliage Colour Palette
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Distressing
Card and Scrap - Use Flowers
CMC - Fall Colours
Crafts And Me - Roses
Delightful Challenges - Distressed
HIMCR- Distressing
I Love Promarkers - Occupations (school teacher)
Joanna Sheen - So Sweet
Just Magnolia - What's New ( Stamp, paper and green sprig )
Lothian Crafts - Marianne Dies
Magnolia-licious - Colour Challenge
Marianne's Design Divas - Stamp Something
MAWTT - Girly, Girly, Prim and Proper
Natalie and Amy - Anything Goes
PTW - Hazy Shades of Autumn
RRR - Autumn Colours and ribbon
RCC - Fall into Fall
Scrap and More - Autumn Theme
Simon Says - Emboss It
The Crafty Pad - Autumn Colours
The Ribbon Girls - Colour Challenge
Tilda's Town - Choose your passion ( I chose fussy and fancy)
Totally Tilda Challenge - Autumn Tilda
Vintage Elusions - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting my blog today, your comments are always appreciated. Feel free to call back anytime.
Hugs xx

Thursday 20 September 2012

Melinda Blowing Christmas Kisses! How Sweet?

Hi all, i'm back with a Christmas creation using Elizabeth Bell's 'Melinda Blowing Kisses which i coloured with Distress inks and Promarkers and punched with my MS eyelet lace edge punch. The Papers were free in a Magazine and i distressed them and the dies used are Marianne Design Mistletoe (AGAIN) and a spellbinders beaded circle all cut and embossed from gold mirror card and i finished it all off with some blue buttons.

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Distressing
Christmas Crafting - Traditional Christmas Colours
Craft Your Passion - Bingo (flowers,distress,buttons)
CCMC - Gold
Cupcake Craft - Script and Gold
Divas By Design - Lovely Layers
EBW - Christmas card/not using a Christmas image
Elphine House - 321 ( 3 papers-2 embellishments(dies & buttons)-1 image )
HIMCR - Distressing
Joanna Sheen - So Sweet
Lothian Crafts - Marianne Design Dies
Marianne's Design Divas - Stamp Something
Natalie and Amy - Anything Goes
PaperPlay - Choose a Holiday ( Christmas )
Simon Says - Emboss It
The Crazy Challenge - Spots or Stripes
The Cutie Pies - Shaped Cards
The Sugar Bowl - Erica's Sketch + optional worn turquoise
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Thank you for visiting my blog today, your comments are always appreciated. Feel free to call back anytime.
Hugs xx

You Can Do Anything

Hi everyone, i've made something a little different today, yes that means no Tilda's, lol!! I've created a card for a friend of mine using dry embossing, ribbon tape, an image of a dancer, some black card which i've used to cut my Memory Box Cherished border, a scrap of Prima paper and a sentiment stamp from the Simon Says May Kit. I hope she likes it!!

For the following challenges 
2 Sisters - Black & White + 1 ( Pink )
Loves Rubber Stamps - Make your own background
MAWTT - Make it Girly, Prim and Proper
Natalie and Amy - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Emboss It
Sweet Stampin' - Simply Sentimental
Word Art Wednesday - Friends

Thank you for visiting my blog today, your comments are always appreciated. Feel free to call back anytime.
Hugs xx

Wednesday 19 September 2012

Sweet Little Tilda Tag

Hi All, here's a little something i made using my new goodies which arrived in the post today, my new Magnolia stamp 'Christmas Tilda with Cat' from the Little Christmas collection ( she is officially my favourite Tilda stamp now) and my new Magnolia 'So Lovely Heart tag'. I coloured the image with Distress Inks and distressed the edges of the tag. I heat embossed a real holly leaf and added some stargazer lily flowers. I also used my Marianne Design Mistletoe leaves and berries dies, some lace, ribbon from Crafty Ribbons, roses from WOC and Washi tape free from a Mag'.



For the following challenges
A&T Emerald Faeries - Use a Tag
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Distressing
Card and Scrap - Use Flowers
Craft Your Passion - Bingo (emboss, pink, flowers)
Crafts And Me - Roses
Crafty Ribbons - Vintage
Crimbo Crackers - Vintage
Cute Card Thursday - Christmas in September
Delightful Challenges - Anything But a Card
Heck of a Challenge - Anything Goes
HIMCR - Distressing
Joanna Sheen - So Sweet
Just Magnolia - Twinkle Little Star ( I've used Stargazer Lilies )
Lothian Crafts - Use Marianne Dies
Magnolia-licious - Colour Challenge
Make My Monday - Vintage Childhood
Marianne's Design Divas - Stamp Something
Natalie and Amy - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Emboss It ( Heat embossed real holly leaf )
The Corrosive Challenge - Animal Companions
The Ribbon Girls - Pink and Green
The Shabby TeaRoom - Pretty Party
Top Tip Tuesday - Recycle It ( Real holly leaf which i've heat embossed )
Totally Papercrafts - Favourite Stamp ( just when you think you know your favourite stamp, you purchase another one and that becomes your favourite )

Thank you for visiting my blog today, your comments are always appreciated. Feel free to call back anytime.
Hugs xx

Tuesday 18 September 2012

Magnolia Pop-Up Easel Card

Hi Folks, i would like to share a pop-up easel card with you all, this is only the 2nd one i've ever made. I've used a hexagon shaped card with Magnolia's 'Tilda with Crossstitch Heart' and 'Gingerbread House' coloured with Distress Ink Markers, Papers are Prima and Marianne Designs. I've used Magnolia 'Lovely Fence'& 'Star Tag' dies, Marianne Design, Mistletoe, corner and tree dies and Spellbinders nesties. Sentiment stamp is from Papermania and i've stamped and edged the nesties with gold ink. I've finished it all off with a scrummy ribbon bow and pins, bought the ribbon yesterday from a craft shop near the hospital i attended for my 6mth review ( my consultant was very pleased with my scars )!!

Closed Card

Open Card with View of Pop Ups

Close Up of Tilda and Star Tag


For the following challenges
Bearly Mine - Fall Colours
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Distressing
Card and Scrap - Use Flowers
Christmas Crafting - Traditional Colours
Craft Your Passion - Bingo (bling, ribbon, distress)
Crafty Creations - Move It
Crafty Ribbons - Vintage
Creative Craft 2 - Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers - Vintage
Cupcake Craft - Script and Gold
Cute Card Thursday - Christmas in September
Divas By Design - Lovely Layers
Fashionista - Christmas
HIMCR - Distressing
Joanna Sheen - So Sweet
Just Magnolia - Twinkle Little Star
Lothian Crafts - Marianne Dies
Loves Rubber Stamps - Make your own background
MDUC - Pop Up Cards
Make My Monday - Vintage Childhood
Marianne Design Divas - Stamp Something
Natalie and Amy - Anything Goes
PaperPlay - Fancy Folds
PTW - Hazy shades of autumn
Simon Says - We're So Trendy
Sweet Stampin' - Sentimental
The Cutie Pies - Shaped Cards
Totally Papercrafts - Favourite Stamp
Vintage Challenge - Easel Cards
Whimsy Stamps - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting my blog today, your comments are always appreciated. Feel free to call back anytime.
Hugs xx

Tilda & Edwin's Christmas Key Holder

Hi there, i decided to alter another kitchen ustensil but this time i made it into a useful item for holding keys. First of all i applied some hooks and added some bows and holly & berries above them and i thought it would be fun to put 'Chef Edwin' sitting on the holly, ouch!! I also used 'Kitchen Tilda' and put her at the opposite end and added another bow with a Christmas tree charm. I coloured both images with Promarkers, I finished it all off with a tag and some white cord to hang it.




For the following challenges
ABC Christmas - R is for Recycling ( recycled spoon, holly leaves and berries )
Anything But A Card - Challenge #2
Delightful Challenges - Anything But A Card
I Love Promarkers - What's Cooking?
Magnolia-licious Highlites - Anything But A Card
Midweek Magnolias - Christmas in September

Thank you for visiting my blog today, your comments are always appreciated. Feel free to call back anytime.
Hugs xx

Sunday 16 September 2012

Edwin, My Hero!!

Good Sunday morning everyon, i sent a telegram to Edwin asking for some goodies and here he is bringing them so he's my hero,lol!!


I used Magnolia's 'Edwin on Christmas Eve' and 'Sweet Christmas Dreams' sentiment stamps.
I coloured with Promarkers and layered onto distressed Nestie shape and Magnolia's Doily die cut.
Papers are Papermania and i distressed with Tim Holtz Distress Inks. I made the  little envelope and note using paper from Prima and the little chipboards are Papermania.
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For the following challenges
Bunny Zoe's Challenge - Distressing
IAMC - Make a card with an envelope
Just Magnolia - Twinkle Little Star
Midweek Magnolias - Christmas in September

Thank you for visiting my blog today, your comments are always appreciated. Feel free to call back anytime.
Hugs xx