Saturday, 10 November 2012

It's the Weekend

Yippee it's the weekend, another week has flown by and it's getting darker and darker earlier and earlier! roll on the summer :).
We have my mum & dad, sister and her family coming over today for sausages, chilli and jacket potatoes before we head off to the firework display, I absolutely love fireworks, it's always me standing there ooohing and aarring :).

OH is doing a XC run today, I've a funny feeling he is going to get a little muddy :)

This is a different card from me today, I haven't used my usual Magnolias, instead I have used one of the Christmas Bingo Cards from the Handmade Holiday - Simple Stories Collection - I just love these, they came on a 12 x 12 sheet - 12 in total all with different headings on.

  I have used Adirondack Paint Dabber in Snow Cap to paint all around the edges and flowers, I have also painted the gold metal butterfly.

Roses, Cherry Blossom, Cones, Rose Buds, Snowflake Charm, Filligree Butterfly, Natural Twine/Jute, Pearl Border, Red Pom Pom Trim - Creative Treasures

Don't forget to pop on over to a Card a Day Blog or the aCaD FB Page to share your projects.

Have a lovely weekend

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Tilda with Snow Heart

This is a quick post from me today, as I'm in a bit of a rush, nothing new there then!!

Here is today's little creation - Tilda with Snow Heart.  I think I now have the grand amount of 5 Christmas cards made!! I think I better get a wiggle on, we only have 46 days until Christmas - yikes

Don't forget to join in with aCaD blogging on FB, it's a fun place to visit and it's really lovely to see all of your creations.

Papers - Simple Stories Handmade Holiday, Magnolia Die Lampost, coloured with copics, Memory Box Birdcage Die, Postcard from stash, Lace, Roses, Cherry Blossom, Sheer Blooms - Creative Treasures

I'm off to make another 60 tags to get out in the post today - such fun ;)

Have a great day

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Glassine Bag

Its a bit dreary here today, looks like its here to stay for a while.  I hate the wet it does nothing for my hair :)

I've been busy all afternoon, I've sat and stamped, inked and strung 80 tags to go out in the post!!  I've also managed to alter a glassine bag, I have kept it quite simple, although I have still managed to add a few flowers :).  These bags are fab for adding homemade biscuits or yummy treats, I will be adding the bags to the shop later.

I've got a zumba class a bit later on, my legs have stiffened up as the days gone on from doing a hill session with my running club last night, looks like I might be only moving my top half at zumba lol.

Roses, Glassine bags, Rosebuds, Self Adhesive Pearls, Spotty Ribbon - Creative Treasures

Hope the weathers better where you are.

Friday, 2 November 2012

Another card ....

It's another lovely day here, let's hope it stays like this for the weekend.
I have managed to finish off the card that i started the other day this is for the Card a Day Blogging FB Page.  When I coloured this little cutie, I didn't have visions of it ending up like this, I was actually after a very soft vintagey card and ended up with quite a busy card! never mind will try again next time.

White Dotty Organza Ribbon, Sparkly Curly White Ribbon, Roses, Cherry Blossom, Cones, Daisy Lace, Doily - Creative Treasures

Marvelous Mangolias is a new challenge blog which started up yesterday and I am very pleased to say that I have sponsored them this week for their very first challenge, if you love Magnolias hop on over to enter the challenge, you could be in with a chance of winning the goodies below.

Another thing to put on my to do list is to learn how to take photographs!! This time of year is a nightmare to try and get a decent photo or is that just me :)

I'm off now to make the dinner for this evening, I made Jamie Olivers Brisket Chilli the other week and it was delicious, it needs about 4 1/2 hours in the oven, Mmmm well worth it :)

Pulled brisket chilli

Enjoy the rest of your Friday.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Tilda with Present

I love days like this, cold, crisp and sunny, the colourful autumn leaves are almost sparkling in the sunshine.  Sofie has some A level artwork to do this half term, she has to take lots of pictures of leaves, trees, bark, berries etc this time of year is just perfect for gorgeous autumnal pictures.

I can't believe I have made yet another card, 2 days in a row :)
I love the Card a Day Blogging over on FB.

This is another new Christmas Tilda stamp that I couldn't resist.

I very rarely tie bows on cards as i just can't seem to perfect it, I look at other peoples bows and they seem to be perfect, if anybody has any tips please let me know :)

Papers are the gorgeous Vintage Christmas by Whimsy Stamps.
Sentiment Stamp - Lili of the Valley
Gingham Ribbon, Roses, Sheer Bloom, Gypsophila, Snowflake Charm, Curly Sparkly Ribbon - Creative Treasures

Enjoy the rest of the day

Monday, 29 October 2012

How long.....

I can't believe it has been that long since I last posted, sometimes life just gets in the way. I've only made a couple of requested cards since the summer, but I'm back on track now :)

I've added some gorgeous new stock to the shop and I've actually made a couple of christmas cards, I absolutely love the festive season and every year I find it stressful making all the Christmas cards, so I'm hoping to make at least 3-4 Christmas cards every week.  Of course it would have been rude of me not to purchase a few of the new Magnolia Christmas stamps :)

We also have half term this week - yippee, we have already visited the orthodontist first thing this morning for Shay, although he did moan about having to get up the same time as a school day, I haven't told him yet that he has a hair cut at 9.00am tomorrow lol.

Here is the card that I have made, gloomy days are not good for taking photos.

I know I say this all the time but I love this stamp, the reindeer is so cute.

Papers - Krafty Christmas pad and North Pole Stamp are the from Lili of the Valley
Cherry Blossom, Roses, Pine Cones, Berries, Pom Pom Trim, Pearl Heart, Pearls, Curly Sparkle Ribbon - Creative Treasures
Lampost - Doo-Hickey Die, Felt Flower - handmade.

I have made a long list of jobs to get through this week, so I'm off to start them! maybe I will just have a coffee first lol.

Have a fab day. 

Friday, 6 July 2012

Blog Candy Winner

Thank you for all your comments, I hope you all enjoyed the Blog Hop, there were some fabulous projects along the way.

Time for the winner of the blog candy..........UKS anita m

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Tuesday, 3 July 2012

UK Scrappers Sponsor Blog Hop

Welcome to the UKScrappers Sponsor Blog Hop, you should of come here from Creative Craft World, when leaving a comment please be sure to use or mention your UKS User Name in your comment.
If you lose your way, hop to the UKS post to see the whole linked list.
Be sure to reply in that thread when you complete the hop!

We also have a 20% discount for you to use in the store today, just enter the code:
UKS Blog Hop at the checkout for the discount.

 I will also pick one person at random to win a surprise goody bag.

You can visit the store here.

Our project to share with you is an Altered Heart, these make the perfect little wedding or birthday gifts, or even an anniversary gift, you are only limited by your own imagination, dare I mention the C word, they would look gorgeous decorated on your christmas tree :)

Here are the goodies that I have used for the project, you can find them all in one place here

1.  Although the hearts are whiteboard I painted mine with Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber - Snow Cap, just to give it a little shabby chic / vintage feel.
2.  Ink the edges of the heart, I used Distress Inks - Iced Spruce, it just gives the heart a bit of depth.
3.  Choose a patterned paper of your choice and measure 1/2 way down the heart.  Cut to the width required then stick across the middle of the heart.

4.  Glue Roses, Rosebuds and Cherry Blossom to the left hand side, paint the gold filigree butterflies white to keep with the shabby chic/vintage style.

5.  Thread a Pearl Caberchon through the lace and adhere to the back of the heart.
 6.  Finish by adding self adhesive pearls to the both sides of the heart and add lace to the top of the heart so that the heart can hang.

I can’t wait to see your decorative hearts.

Enjoy the rest of the Blog Hop, don't forget to leave a comment.

Your next stop on the blog hop is
Funky Farm Scrapbook Farm.

Have Fun

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

New DT Member

I have some fab news for you all, I'm really pleased to say that Kat - Crafty Kat Designs has agreed to be on the DT, welcome aboard Kat, can't wait to see what you make, do hop over and take a look at her gorgeous creations.

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Saturated Canary - Anything Goes

Another warm and sunny day here, 2 in a row :) doesn't everywhere look so much better with the sun shining :0)

I have made a FB Page, so if you want to keep up to date with new goodies arriving in the shop, please pop over and like the page, I feel rather lonely over there ;0)

Oh is busy clearing out the garage, so I managed to sneek into my craft room and make a card for the Saturated Canary Challenge Blog, I love these digi stamps.  This one is Party Hardy, this has got to be one of my favourite colour combo's, red and aqua.

Papers are Bazzill Avalon - I love them, so summery, Cherry Blossom, Roses, Rosebuds, Ruffle Edge Ribbon, Pearl Heart, Pearls, Cupcake Charm, Sheer Blooms - Creative Treasures

Enjoy the sunshine

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Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Truly Scrumptious - Flower Power

Morning, well we have woken up to a little bit of blue sky this morning, I'm not sure it is going to last, I need to get a few things finished this morning then I'm off to lunch with a friend.  I have made a list of jobs that I must get finished this week, it seems never ending!

Don't forget to leave me a comment on this post to be in with a chance of some Jubilee blog candy

This week over on the Truly Scrumptious Challenge there is an important announcement:

"I have given this some thought now for the last few months and I have decided that this will be the last challenge at Truly Scrumptious.  Myself and the rest of the DT would like to thank each and every one of you for playing along with our challenges over the last few years. I also want to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful sponsors, who have supported us over the last few years"

I have thoroughly enjoyed being part of this team, thanks Michele.

So the very last challenge for you is Flower Power - we want to see loads of flowers on your creations, just perfect for me :0)

I have used the gorgeous Whispy Digi from Saturated Canary, I have also used the scrummy Avalon Papers from Bazzill Basic Papers, these are just perfect for the summer. Roses, Pearls, Cherry Blossom, Rose Buds, Pearl Swirls, Pearl Heart - Creative Treasures

Have a fab day.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Diamond Jubilee Candy

I have a little Diamond Jubilee Candy Giveaway, please leave me a comment and spread the word, Random Org will pick a winner next Friday evening.

Enjoy the Jubilee Festivities

I hope you are all enjoying the Jubilee festivities.  It's a shame about the weather, it has been raining here all morning.

Over at Crafts by Carolyns this months challenge is set by me.  With the Diamond Jubilee bank holiday weekend i have chosen - Fit for a Queen.  I would like to see Red, White and Blue as your main colours and also add some bling.

Here is one I have made:

Enjoy the rest of the Bank Holiday Weekend.

Monday, 21 May 2012

Heart Edge Ribbon

Just a quick note to let you know that we have some gorgeous new ribbon in the shop:

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Ballerina Tilda

We have had some lovely sunshine this weekend, I went for a run yesterday morning around our local lakes and then in the afternoon we even managed a bbq, lets hope it continues into the week. 
I managed to make a card this morning, I fiddled around with it for ages, another cutie from the Tilda range, I love her hair.  I have used the gorgeous Chapter One Paper Pad by Kaisercraft, they are one of my favourite pads of all time, I think i'm going to buy another pad just incase I run out of this one, I also made a felt flower from the Tim Holtz spiral flower die and then added a matching self adhesive pearl in the middle, I added a little bit of white paint to the flowers to give a vintagey feel.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

MDUC - Sketch
Deep Ocean - Wonderful Women

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Truly Scrumptious - Anything Goes

Morning I forgot it was Wednesday today, the bank holiday threw me, I thought it was only Tuesday, I'm pleasantly surprised. I ran on Monday with the running club, went to Zumba yesterday and as I have sat down alot to day my legs are aching!! Maybe a little run will loosen them up :)

Over on the Truly Scrumptious Challenge Blog this week it is Anything Goes, I've coloured Tilda with Copics, love this one, although I say that about all of them.  Papers are Nature Garden - Prima

Roses, Cherry Blossom, Pearl Flourish, Heart Charm, Heart Pins, Classic Pearl Heart, Self Adhesive Pearls, Doily and Lace - Creative Treasures

Monday, 7 May 2012

LOTV - Anything Goes

It has been raining for the last couple of hours, I hope it clears up by 6.30 as I am off to the running club and the rain plays havoc with my hair lol.  I am so so bored with the rain now, please someone send us some sunshine, I will never moan again about being hot!!

Over on the Lili's Little Fairies Blog it is anything goes this week so I thought I would ink one of my new LOTV stamps up, love this one, such a sweetie

I have spritzed the flowers with mica mist to give them a bit of a shimmer.

Pearls, Pearls and more Pearls

Take a look at these scrummy pretties that I have added to the shop, there are lots of different colour ways in the pearls, you can find Pearls here , Pearl Hearts here and Roses here:

Have a fab bank holiday

Saturday, 5 May 2012

The sun is shining

What a lovely start to the weekend, I'm not to sure how long it is going to last, let's hope it's a while. 
OH ran the marathon in 3hrs 38mins which was a fantastic time, to say it was wet and windy was an understatement!!
I have been running 3 times this week, I managed a 5k without stopping again and knocked 2 mins of my previous time so really happy about that.

I had a couple of new tilda's delivered this week and just had to ink this one up, I absolutely love her I think she has to be one of my all time favourites.

This isn't a colour combo I would normally use but I really like it, its a bit of a mix of old papers and Papermania Portobella Road. I have these Pearl Flourishes but cut the swirl away from the flower to give her a bit of sparkle I also glittered her wings.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Magnolia - Pearls & Swirls
Magnolia-licious - Summer - Blue, Orange & Yellow
Papertake - Anything Goes
Creatalicious - Butterflies & Flowers
Paper Sundaes - Ribbon & Pearls

Have a lovely weekend

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Wet Weekend

And it is still raining!! I think it is going to carry on all weekend, I'm bored of it now, let's just have some sunshine :)

OH is running the Milton Keynes Marathon tomorrow, let's hope the wind will be blowing in the right direction, I think we are going to need a big umbrella while watching!

For this card I have used another Tilda from the Princess collection, this is the first time I have inked her up, when I coloured her in, the papers that I had in mind didn't actually go, I should of checked before I started colouring, then I remembered that I had bought a few of the Magnolia 6 x 6 papers so I have used those instead.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Just Magnolia - Buttons & Bows
Fussy & Fancy - Punches & Dies

Enjoy the weekend

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Truly Scrumptious - Distress, Die Cuts / Punches

Rain, rain go away it looks like it is going to be a damp and misterable day today. 
On Monday I joined a running club for beginners this is coming from the person who always said they never saw the point of running :) only if there was a shop at the end of it :), I ran 2 miles again yesterday and went to a Zumba class last night, I think my legs with be stiffening up as the day goes on!!.
I can't believe how fast 2 weeks comes around and still no blogging inbetween!!  Over on the Truly Scrumptious Challenge Blog this weeks its distress, die cuts / punches.
I distressed the paper with a TH distresser tool that I have had for years, I have die cut the swirl - I can't remember the name of it, also the butterflies are die cut.

I have coloured the gorgeous Amy from Whimsy Stamps using copics, paper is Chapter One from Kaisercraft, I absolutely adore these colours, it's one of my favourite colour combos. 
I have lots of pretties to go into the shop later today, pearls, pins, flowers, hearts :), so please check the shop later today :)

Roses, Cherry Blossom, Pins, Ribbon, Self Adhesive Pearl Hearts, Self Adhesive Pearls - Creative Treasures

Have a fab day :)

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Truly Scrumptious - Sketch

I was hoping to make lots of cards these last couple of weeks but haven't, I had a really bad cough and cold again last week so didn't feel like doing much at all, I have 5 commissioned cards to make so better get a move on with those.

My 13 year old son has gone of to Paris this morninging with the school on a football tournament trip they will be visiting Disneyland, DH had to take him this morning as I would of shed a tear or two and didn't want to embarass him :).

This week on the Truly Scrumptious Challenge we have a sketch, I have used the gorgeous Wispy from Saturated Canary, sorry about the picture I took it last night it wasn't very good light.

Lace, Cherry Blossom, Roses, Lily - Creative Treasures

It's blue skies at the moment, lets hope it stays like that, I'm off to the wholesalers today, I might even go for a run later, I managed to run 5k on Sunday without stoping :)

Have a good day

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Truly Scrumptious - Use Lace

Isn't it another glorious day, I love the sun shining but it certainly shows up the dust!!
 I haven't managed hardly any crafting lately, I'm hoping to change that next week :).
Where are the weeks disappearing to?  I can't believe it's half term next week, it seems to be flying by. 

Over on the Truly Scrumptious Challenge Blog the challenge this week is to use lace on your project.  Once again the DT have made the most gorgeous cards, please pop over and take a look :)

I have used one of the new Princess stamps, she is just gorgeous, I wish I had long flowing locks like that :)

Ribbon, Lace, Cherry Blossom, Roses, Pearl Heart, Mesh - Creative Treasures

Enjoy the sunshine :)

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Truly Scrumptious 76

We spent a fab weekend in Bath, OH was running the half marathon, he ran it in 1hr 40 mins, so a really good time.  I had neve been to Bath before, it was a very beautiful place and one that we will be returning to.

Over on the Truly Scrumptious Challenge Blog this weeks theme is Lilac, Lemon and Cream, this is my first DT card, I don't normally go for lilac I'm usually a pink kinda girl but I will definitely be colouring with lilacs again :)

Pop over to the blogs to see the gorgeous cards the rest of the DT have made.  I'm off running in a minute as the weather is so lovely :)

Lace, Cherry Blossom, Roses, Sheer Bloom - Creative Treasures

Saturday, 3 March 2012

TOMIC 39 - Sketch

Can you believe it is already the beginning of March, where is the time going, this week I managed 2 x 1.5m  runs, 1 zumba class and an 11 mile bike ride, not bad going :)

I stumbled across the lovely little sweet shop A Quarter Of so obviously I had to order some sweeties, I ordered, Kola Kubes, Pineapple Cubes, Popping Candy and Sweet Peanuts mmmm, the trouble is all week I have been popping one or two into my mouth everytime I walk into the kitchen, they have nearly all gone!!

Over on TOMIC this week the challenge is:
Tilda Stamp + girly Birthday theme following Tina's Sketch

The "Birthday" text is mandatory and can be hand or computer written, stamped, chipboards, dies etc... and in each of your own language. We want to see girly themed cards so use pinks, lace, tulle, glitters and whatever is girly.

Such a perfect challenge, I love pink and anything pretty :)

Roses, Rosebuds, Cherry Blossom, Sheer Bloom, Star Lily, Bakers Twine - Creative Treasures

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Sunny Sunday

It's been a beautiful weekend here, the sun has been shining and I even managed a 1.5 mile run yesteday, so really pleased with that, I also took my daughter prom dress shopping, the dress had to be ordered and will be ready sometime in May, all the dresses were soooo beautiful, I wanted one lol.

I managed to combine 1 card with 2 challenges, over on TOMIC their challenge this week is FRIENDSHIP (you must have text on your card that includes friend or friendship) PLUS Use a DOOHICKEY DIE
and over on Just Magnolia their challenge this week is to use a Doily.

Papers are Vintedge they are gorgeous, Doo Hickey Fence Die, Doily, Sheer Bloom, Rose Buds, Roses, Star Lily, Soft Fabric Mesh - Creative Treasures

Friday, 24 February 2012

Design Team

I have some very exciting news, I have been chosen to be on the Design Team for the Truly Scrumptious Challenge Blog, along with

I can't wait to get started :) .

What a great way to start the weekend of with :)

Wednesday, 15 February 2012


Morning all, sorry I'm late drawing the candy, the winner is ......

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Well done to Kizzy, please email me your addres and I will get your goodies out in the post :)

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Blog Candy - Valentines

It is still very chilly here today, the snow has disappeared off of the roads, there is still quite a bit in our garden, the huge snowman that DH built is leaning forward it now looks like he has been drinking :)

We have another giveaway to celebrate Valentines Day, to be in with a chance of winning:

Please post onto your blog with a link back to here
and also please leave me a comment below :)

I will pick a Random winner on Sunday evening. :)

1m x Silky Crush Ribbon, 1m x Ric Rac, 1m x May Arts Red Lace, 1m x Gingham, 1m x May Arts White Lace, 1m x Pink Satin Pleat, Prima Flowers, Mulberry Roses 10 x Button Mix - Creative Treasures

Monday, 6 February 2012

Saturated Canary - Challenge 10

It's just started to rain here so I think the snow will be dissolving shortly, although I think our 9ft snowman in the front garden will be taking a while to dissolve!!
Over on Saturated Canary Challenge Blog the theme this week is Red, Pink, and White!!!
I have used the gorgeous Making Valentines for this, I couldn't wait to colour her, these are my new favourite images

Saturday, 4 February 2012

CBC - Blings, Wings & Pretty Things

Oh my goodness, how cold can it get? It has just started snowing and it is settling well :)
I'm sitting here sniffing and sneezing full of cold typical just right for the weekend!!!
This little gorgeous image is Saturated Canary and she was my first, I have just popped over to the Etsy store and purchased another as they are so gorgeous, although I must practise colouring the hair a bit better!
This card fits in with the February Challenge over on CBC - Blings, Wings and Pretty Things. Another card from me without using pink, I think I am getting withdrawal symptoms

I am also entering this into:

Allsorts Challenge - Free and Easy

Stamptacular - Diamonds or Pearls (Diamonds)

Doiley, Roses, Sheer Blooms, Lace - Creative Treasures