Friday, 2 December 2011

Journal Your Christmas 2011

I have joined in with Journal your Christmas this year, I love the holiday season and thought this would be perfect to journal it.
Here is today's entry
I cut the snowflake from glitter card, it's just so glittery.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Bonfire Night

I had a busy day yesterday, my mum and I went of to the NEC for the international cake show, normally we go to the Craft show but thought we would have a change, I didn't buy a lot really, just some cake pop sticks and melts to have a go at making some cake pops. I have seen these on lots of american blogs and have always liked them so thought I would have a go.
We always have family around on bonfire night to have burgers, sausages and chilli, we made a huge chilli, it went down well. We then all went off to a fireworks display, I love fireworks, it wasn't as good as usual but it was still ok, took a few photos on my iphone,

This week on the Magnolia hAnglar and sTanglar blog it's a Special Monthly Challenge which means the theme is "ANYTHING GOES". We have added the option of "PEARLS AND LACE" if you would like.

I thought I would make a christmas gift bag and I've also used pearls and lace.
I'm going to try and make a few christmas card this afternoon, maybe I will just have a coffee first :)

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Mojo Monday - 211

How chilly is it today!!, although the sun is out it is still cold, I think I need to get my winter warmers out :)
Over on Mojo Monday this week their challenge is a sketchHere's what I have made, this is one of the magnolias from the fall 2011 kit, isn't she a sweetie :), I know I say that about them all!!

Roses, Berries, Jingle Bells, Cherry Blossom, Jute, Pearls, Silky Crush

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Tomic - DooHickey Die

Hasn't it been a gorgeous weekend, we went for a walk yesterday in the woods and it was glorious. I haven't ventured outside today, I've been adding new stock to the shop and catching up with the washing!!
Over on the TOMIC the challenge this week is Magnolia Forever! Use a sitting Tilda or Edwin and at least one DooHickey die cut, I have had the new Magnolia Fall Stamp set for a few weeks, the stamps are gorgeous, I have used Tilda sitting for this card and I have also used the Wassail BG paper pad.

This year I wanted to get ahead with my Christmas cards, but so far I have only managed 2, I think I need to get a wiggle on. Enjoy the rest of the sunshine.

Sheer Blooms, Cherry Blossom, Pearl Bead Hearts, Rose Buds, Berries, Jute, Snowflake Charm

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Sweet 16

It is such a beautiful day today, the sky is blue the sun is shining, it makes you feel like we are in the middle of summer!
Here is the birthday card I made for my daughter Sofie last week, oh to be 16 again!
I've had this stamp for a while and this is the first time I had inked her up, it won't defintely be the last, she is so sweet, I love the colour combo on this, I haven't used these colours for a while.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Teddy Bo - Say it with Flowers

Where has the weekend gone? I wanted to start making christmas cards this weekend but never got round to it, ah well there is always next weekend :)
Over on the Teddy Bo Challenge Blog, the challenge this week is - Say it with flowers. How could I miss this challenge, I just loooove flowers

Papers are from Craftwork Cards, I found them at the bottom of a pile, I've have had them for ages

Sheer Bloom, Roses, Daisy, Rose Buds, Silky Crush Ribbon - Creative Treasures

Have a good evening

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Shabby Tea Room - Birthstones

Over on the Shabby Tea Room the challenge this week is 'Birthstones' along with this fun photo for inspiration ...
... and Pattie asks that we create a card or project inspired by the color of YOUR birthstone ... be sure to tell us which is your birthstone in your blog post too
I actually started this card 4 days ago but didn't finish it until this morning.
My birthstone is Sapphire
Stamp is Bildmalarna - My Carden, Button, Sheer Bloom, Gypsophila, Roses, Double Daisy, Shimmer Dots Have a good evening x

Friday, 26 August 2011

Rainy Friday

Good Morning Bloggers, I can't believe it's that long since I last blogged!! We spent 18 fantastic days in the South of France, I didn't want to come back, the weather was glorious, food was yummy, so relaxing, it's taken me all week to catch up on bits and bobs. Well it certainly looks like the rain is here to stay today.
I have had lots of restocks this week and some gorgeous new goodies arrive in the shop
Gorgeous 15mm roses, Rose Hip Buds, Mini Rose Buds

I am off to the opticians and 9.00am then meeting a friend for coffee, but I will be back later with a card, have a good day!

Monday, 20 June 2011

Shabby Team Room - Classic Patterns

Over on the Shabby Team Room Danielle is our FUN host and she has chosen the theme of 'Classic Patterns' along with this beautiful photo as inspiration ... !
and asks that we create a card or project with USING THE COLORS IN THE INSPIRATION PHOTO AND POLKA DOTS AND/OR GINGHAM!
This little cutie came in the post of Friday, she was just perfect for the challenge.

I absolutely love the inspirational photo and will definitely be making something else :)

Roses, Daisy Blossom, Rose Buds, Gypsophilia, Sheer Blooms, Pearls - Creative Treasures

Stamps - Emma Presents, Just for You

I'm off to give my car a quick hoover, its utterly disgusting!!

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Bling It On

Over on the Teddy Bo Challenge this week the theme is Bling it On and this week it is sponsored by me, so if you fancy winning some goodies hop over to make you blingtastic card
Now Iknow I can't enter the challenge but I thought I would still make a card. I love this image of Teddy Bea, you can't see very well but the the papers have glitter on them and I have also blinged up the flowers.

Flowers, Bakers Twine, Daisy Lace, Pearls - Creative Treasures

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Christmas Card in June

It's been raining here all day, where did the sun go? I know it's good for the garden but I would prefer it, if it didn't rain at the weekend :)
I couldn't believe it when I saw the "C" word over on the Daring Cardmakers this week. I love christmas but as i'm a disorganised person I only end up making a few christmas cards as I have run out of time. For you chance to win a paper pad from Crafty Emmas Store the theme this week is:
Father Christmas
I thought this would be a quick card to make but it has taken me most of the day!! I love these papers they are from Nitwit - Joyful Hearts

I would also like to enter this into: Crafty Hazelnuts Chrismas Challenge - to use buttons on your card Roses, Double Layer Daisies, Gingham Bias Binding, Bakers Twine - Creative Treasures Enjoy what's left of the weekend x

Friday, 10 June 2011

Tomic - Birthday Card

Another week has whizzed by and it's Friday, yippeeeee. Let's hope we see some sunshine for the weekend.
It is the grand opening of the new challenge blog
TOMIC = The Official Magnolia Inspiration Challenge blog! The first theme is MAKE A BIRTHDAY PROJECT and for the occasion Magnolia is offering you a chance to win a big secret prize so come and play with us! This card is much prettier in real life :), the papers are gorgeous, they are from the First Edition Paper Pads - Up Up & Away, lot of sparkly bits on the papers, very strokable!!
I haven't inked this gorgeous Magnolia up for a very long time, she is one of my all time favourites. Over the next few weeks, I am going to stamp every single stamp I have into a book so at a glance I can remember what stamps I have got, I can't remember half of them!!

Lace, Roses, Double Layer Daisy. Gypsophila, Pins, Daisy Lace - Creative Treasures

Have a lovely evening

Monday, 6 June 2011

Teddy Bo Challenge 11

It's been a little on the chilly side today, thank goodness I haven't put my boots away yet, let's hope it decides to warm up a bit as the week goes on.
Over on Teddy Bo Challenge the theme for challenge #11 is Shaped Cards No squares or rectangles allowed and you MUST use a Teddy Bo and Co image, so let's see what amazing creations you can come up with and don't forget if you want to be considered for the design team then add the letter DT next to your name.
Here is one I made this afternoon

This is the first time that I have made this shape card, I definitely will be making more of these.

Friday, 3 June 2011

Cute Bears

Over on Creative Inspirations their challenge this week is to see only Bears or Animals on your work, no people stamps allowed, easy peasy!
I couldn't resist another Teddy Bea image for this one

Papers - First Edition Papers Summer Breeze - they are sparkly :)

Cherry Blossom, Roses, Rose Buds, Gypsophilia, Pearls, Seam Binding - Creative Treasures

Teddy Bea

The sun is shining and it has been a fab week, we have caught up with orthodontists and hairdresser appointments and also some friends. Lets hope the sun still shines for tomorrow as we hoping to do a bbq.

I just love those Teddy Bea images and have managed to colour a couple this week. Since I have got my new printer i have gone digi downloading mad :)

Paper - Prima Madeline Collection

Daisy Blossom, Cherry Blossom, Roses, Gypsophila, Lace - Creative Treasures

Enjoy the sunshine.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Sponsoring Magnolia Challenge

The challenge this week on the Magnolia Challenge Blog is Make it Lacy so we would like to see lace featured somewhere on your project – either real or faux/pucnhed/die cut/ paper etc. , this week it is sponsored by me, so if you fancy winning this, pop over and enter the challenge, good luck!

Sunday, 8 May 2011

New Printer

Whoo Hoo I have a new printer and now I can print Digi Images, whenever I printed images off on my old printer I couldn't then colour with copics as it smudged.
I am now the proud owner of a Epson Stylus PX720WD and it's fab :)
I have been searching for digi stamps and papers for the last couple of hours.
I've tidied my craft room, added lots of gorgeous stock to the shop and I've also managed a birthday card as well today, although I still have a massive list of things to do!

Hellebores, Cherry Blossom, Pearls, Bow, Doiley - Creative Treasures

Here are a couple of things new in at the shop

Gingham Frill

Have a good evening, im off to colour some digi images

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Exciting News

I have some very exciting news, we have a new member on the DT, I'm sure most of you have visited her gorgeous blog before, it is Tab from Tabby Crafts Design, welcome aboard Tab :), I look forward to all of your gorgeous creations :)
I inked this little lovely up the other day and now have managed to make a card with it, I just love fairies :)
Right, I'm off to do a spot of housework!!!
Have a lovely evening.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Kathys Sketch File

Hasn't the weather been lovely again, although it is not as warm as it was during the Easter holidays its still been beautiful. Can you believe we are in May already where is the year disappearing to!
This is the sketch over on Kathy's Waffle Sketch File this month And here is one i made earlier

Normally I always double mount but i cut the patterned paper the same size as i would the bazzill paper and i had already tied the ribbon and lace around before i even realised!!

I love this colour combo.

Lace, Doilies, Pearls, Flowers - Creative Treasures

I'm off to Zumba Class in half hour, have a lovely evening.

Monday, 18 April 2011

Vintage Candle

Hasn't it been a lovely day, I have been inside all day having a huge clearout of the spare bedroom, so when i eventually walked to the PO to post some orders, I couldn't believe how warm it was, let's hope it continues all week.
I have a welsh dresser in my dining room and was bored with all the bits and bobs that i had on it so i decided to embellish it with all vintagey type things, here is a candle that I have altered. (sorry the lights not very good).

The pearl type things I got from Dunelm and just pulled them apart, there are loads and loads on one stem. I have little glass jars of vintage type buttons, distressed wicker hearts and all sorts of scrummy things on there, it can be easily changed when I get bored again!

Sunday, 17 April 2011


I know it has been a while!!, we have had a lovely 6 day break in Paris, DH ran the marathon, the weather was so so hot, he finished it in 4hrs 20 mins although he was a little disappointed as he wanted to finish it in under 4 hours but due to how how it was he couldn't manage it. We also had a day a disney which is always fantastic and a few days sight seeing.
We are also off to London today to watch the marathon, let's hope it is not as hot as it was in paris for the runners.
I will be back later with a few recent makes.
Have a good day.

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Shabby Tea Room Challenge

Over on the Shabby Tea Room Challenge, they have chosen the theme of 'Buttons and Bows' for us to design with this week along with these fabby inspiration photos ...
The DT have made some fab cards/projects. This is the first time i have entered the challenge. It is my sister's birthday on Monday, so i decided to alter her a little bag, i will be putting some of her favourite sweeties inside.

Doilies, Blooms, Seam Binding, Buttons

Easter Magnolia

I had forgotten that I had ordered the Magnolia Stamp Kit, so it was a pleasant surprise when I received it on Thursday.
Over on the Magnolia Challenge Blog they have a sketch, here is my little effort.
I have layered the seam binding on top of the lace and have scrunched it a little.
Pearls, Blooms, Lace, Seam Binding, Flower Heart all from Creative Treasures

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Mmmm Carrot Cupcakes

Vintage Love

We went to see Gnomeo and Juliet 3D yesterday, it was a lovely film, well worth watching it.
I bought some Kraft cards a little while ago and have only just used them, they are perfect for a vintage style card, this card is a bit different for me as I haven't used a coloured image on it, I fancied a little bit of a change
Bakers Twine, Pearls and Lace are all from Creative Treasures Yippee it's half term this week, we have a whole week off :)

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Beautiful Day

Although it's been a bit chilly, it's actually been a beautiful sunny day, I managed 11 miles on my bike yesterday and a quick 5 today we are so lucky to have the local lakes to cycle round. Here's another card from me using the Love Grows stamp from LOTV.

Lace flowers, primas, seam binding, pins all from creative treasures

Monday, 7 February 2011

LOTV Challenge

Oh my word isn't is windy today, i wanted to go out on my bike this afternoon but I've decided against it :), it's way to much hard work with this wind, I might just have to get the just dance out instead :)
Check out the gallery, Kathy has made some fab Rosette Roses with the new seam binding, it is so easy to use.
Over on the LOTV Challenge Blog this week their challenge is “ROMANCE” so get your thinking caps on and let us see your Romantic Creations - I have used the gorgeous Little Things" stamp and the scrummy Echo Park Papers - Be Mine, i love them!
Seam Binding, Flowers, Pins, Pearls and Bakers Twine all from Creative Treasures

Just to let you know that Card Candy is on offer this week at just £1.00 per bag, grab yours while stocks last.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

LOTV Fairy

Another quick card from me today using the already fab coloured LOTV squares, just perfect for a quick card! I have had these these Blonde Moments papers for years so decided to use them up, the little crystals ball things came off some crackers.

You all seem to be loving the new seam binding and bakers twine, it is flying out of the doors, remember this week prima flowers are on offer.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

It's been rather a miserable day here today, all drizzly and cold, I've sat in my craft room with my music up full blast :), not that i have really achieved much, but i did manage to tick another 2 jobs off of my to do list, and I've got a lovely piece of beef and all the trimmings in the oven.
This is another gorgeous stamp by LOTV, this is the first time I have inked her up, the gorgeous papers are MME Fine and Dandy they are so pretty.

Sunday, 23 January 2011


It's a bit dull here today, it looks like its going to rain, roll on the summer :)
Don't you just love this image, it makes me want to bake some cupcakes :)

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Mojo Monday

Wasn't it rather chilly today, in my quest to keep fit I cycled 5 miles, I haven't been on my bike for months but I'm hoping to cycle most days.
I'm just catching up with last Mojo Monday's sketch, I love these papers, they are so glittery and pretty, i have used the TH tattered flower die and also the rolled flower die.
I also treated myself to a few of the new LOTV stamps that have been released today, they are so cute!

Monday, 10 January 2011

Seam Binding

Look what has arrived here today, gorgeous American Seam Binding in 19 colours

It can be scrunched, distressed or coloured for that vintage / worn look. I haven't even had a play with it myself, maybe i should start my to do list next week :)