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Monday, 31 December 2012

New Candy :-)

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well! I am here to share with you my new candy-a new First Edition 'Daydream' pad of gorgeous glittered and double sided patterned papers :-)

All I ask for you to enter is-
1. Be a Follower of my blog
2. Post a photo of my candy in your sidebar with a link to my blog
3 Leave a comment on this post and then you are entered :-)

I will choose a winner the end of February :-)

Crafty Ribbons News, LOTV and Art Deco cards too!

Good morning everyone! Hope you are well :-) I have a heads up for you, Crafty Ribbons are having a Big New Year sale with sets starting at £1-here are some examples below! Make sure you get shopping early though because they are limited in quantity so to be sure you get everything you like you need to move quickly! :-)



As I am here I would like to share with you this seasonal card I made using scraps of Crafty Ribbons winter ribbons-see a little bit of ribbon can really go a long way. I used a Lili of the Valley image I adore coloured with Copics and Promarkers, cut round this with a circle nestie. I used Bo Bunny Snowfall papers, a dome greeting, gems, pearls and Papermania snowflakes-all from my 2011 christmas stash! :-) I am pretty proud of myself for buying almost no new Christmas stash in 2012 and just using what I already owned :-)


I'd also like to share my birthday card for my Nan. I used Papermania Art Deco Ultimate set, Craftwork Cards Elegant 8x8 card blank, Dovecraft glitter ribbon and gems. A simple card but elegant-just what you need during a season full of crafty jobs to do! :-)

I would like to enter these into the following challenges:

LOTV Card:

Art Deco Card:


Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)



Saturday, 29 December 2012

Memories... Journal

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with one of my Christmas gifts I made for my friends and loved ones this year. It was relatively simple to make too, just took a little work :-) I started with a plain notebook from WH Smiths, Printable Canvas paper, Glue and Matt Varnish. I used Sarah Hurley 'I love Paris' kit for my background and elements. I cut the rose and 'Memories' sentiment with a white border round them. I glued them on my cover then varnished my notebook to finish.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Simply Create: Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations: Anything Goes
CRAFT Challenge: Not a Card
Anything But a Card Challenge: Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody: Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu: Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion: Alter it

Thank you for looking and for all of your lovely comments :-)

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Distressed 'A Snowflake is Winters Butterfly' Card

Good morning everyone! Hope you had a fantastic Christmas day and enjoy Boxing Day too-I have been busy working on a tutorial for you for Crafty Ribbons so watch this space! :-)
I havent blogged many of my christmas cards this year so I thought I would choose some of my favourites to post over the next few days! :-)
This card was made based around a Visible Image stamp which those of you who know me well is just the perfect sentiment to lure me in! ;-) I stamped and heat embossed this with a couple of other stamps from my stash which I have never used before. The corner one is a LOTV stamp and the snowflake came with a free stamp set from a magazine :-) I then coloured my paper with Tim Holtz distress inks to show off the sentiment and pattern to their best. I spritzed the paper with water to give a slightly more distressed and snowy looking feel too. I embellished with gems then used Bo Bunny Snowfall papers as my base.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Visible Image Challenge: Christmas
Hooked on Craft Challenges: Christmas
House of Gilli: Sparkle
Glitter n Sparkle: Christmas/New Year
Gingerloft: Christmas or Winter
Sentimental Sundays: Focus on the Sentiment
Stamptacular Sundays: Emboss Me
The Craft Place: Christmas
Creative Craft Challenges 2: Non Traditional Christmas Colours

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Crafty Ribbons Advent Event Day 22 Gift Bag


Good morning everyone, hope you are well :-) I am here with another project for the Advent event at Crafty Ribbons Inspiration-a fantastic opportunity for you all to get involved and win some fab prizes-its not too late either, you can enter the previous days too so lots of chances to win some fabulous goodies!
Anyway, on to my project! I made a gift bag using a Saturated Canary digi coloured with Promarkers and Copics and cut round closely. I used Bo Bunny Snowfall papers and placed her in the middle. I added gorgeous Happy Christmas ribbon from Crafty Ribbons and then embellished with blue pearl hearts and a white pearl for her hair.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Paper Crafting Journey: Anything Goes
Sassy Studio Designs: Blue Christmas
I love Promarkers: Anything But Square
Passion for Promarkers: Mega Christmas
The Stamping Boutique: Gift Packaging
Creative Stamp Friends: Christmas Packages
Creative Moments Bloggers Network: Anything But a Card

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)

Friday, 21 December 2012

Non Traditional Christmas Nativity

 Good evening everyone, hope you are well! I dont know about you but in the midst of my Christmas crafting this year I became a little bored of the usual Christmas papers, embellies etc so I tried something really different and I am really pleased with the results! I stamped a Lili of the Valley stamp with Memento blue ink and left it uncoloured. I then paired this with Papermania Burleigh Blue collection for a Christmas card with a twist! Lastly I added little silver stars around my image :-) I'd love to know what you think!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Christmas at Sweet Stampin': Anything Goes
Creative Belli: Christmas
Divas By Design: Anything Goes
Rubys Rainbow: Nativity
Simon Says Stamp: Merry Christmas
Stampavie and More: Christmas
Creative Craft Challenge: Non Traditional Christmas
Cutie Pie Challenge: Cute Christmas
The Crazy Challenge: Christmas Time

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)

Thursday, 20 December 2012

LOTV Little Shepherd Boy

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with a card using a new stamp I bought for this year-I have always loved the LOTV nativity series so I am really excited to be able to play with them finally! I coloured them with Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Copics then cut around him with a nestie. I used Bo Bunny Snowfall papers, Happy Christmas Ribbon available here at Crafty Ribbons and a 'Christmas Wish dome greeting and embellishment.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Lilis Little Fairies: Something New
Loves Rubber Stamps: Merry Christmas
Passion for Promarkers: Mega Christmas
Christmas at Sweet Stampin': Anything Goes
Crafts and Me: Winter Wonderland
Paper Pretties: Glitter
Rubys Rainbow: Nativity
Pennys Paper Crafty Challenges: Merry Christmas
Gingerloft: Christmas or Winter

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

LOTV Baby's first Christmas

Good morning everyone, I hope you are well :-) Here I am with a Christmas card using a gorgeous LOTV image I adore! I coloured him with Promarkers and Copics and cut round him with a nestie. I then used Crafty Ribbons Christmas printed ribbon as the basis for my card which is available here. I chose Bo Bunny Snowfall papers from last year which I really love and cut down from a 12x12 sheet. I embellished with a felt snowflake and lots of gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Card Mania Challenges: Snowflakes
Bunny Zoes Challenge: Celebrations
Eureka Stamps: Christmas Spirit
Fashionista Challenge: Winter Challenge
Hooked on Craft Challenge: Christmas
Pretty Little Ribbon: Its Christmas
The Cutie Pie Challenge: Cute Christmas
The Crazy Challenge: Christmas Time

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Discover Travel Card for Sarah Hurley Lookbook 2

Good evening everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with one of my projects featured in the new Sarah Hurley Lookbook magazine here. You should pop by and have a peek at all the lovely DT inspiration :-)
I used Sarah Hurley's Expedition kit for my greeting and image, then the Steampunk kit for my papers. All I added was some black cardstock, florists jute ribbon and wooden buttons.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Drunken Stampers: Stripe
Card and Scrap: Just what you want
Avadares: Anything with a digi
Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude: Anything Goes
Wags and Whiskers: Anything Goes
Squigglefly: Anything Goes with a Sentiment
Here Come the Boys: Anything Goes

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)

Monday, 17 December 2012

Crafty Ribbons Advent Event Day 17


Good morning everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with a wreath for day 17 of our Advent event at Crafty Ribbons Inspiration blog. Today we are sponsored by Whichcraft and dont forget to come along to look at the inspiration and enter our giveaways!
I decorated this wreath with mini baubles through the tinsel using wire to fix them so you can only see the decorations and not the top of the baubles and used the fabulous printed ribbon as my sentiment-it just shows how effective a little bit of printed ribbon can be :-)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Anything But a Card Challenge: Celebrating the Light or Seasonal Holiday
Come and Get it Challenges: Merry Christmas
Eclectic Ellapu: Anything Goes
PanPastel UK: Christmas Time
Lets Create: Anything But a Card
The Cupcake Craftroom: Christmas
The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop: Christmas
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Anything Goes and Ribbon

Thank you for visiting and for all your lovely comments :-)

Crafty Ribbons and LOTV Gift bag

I cannot believe this month, its flown past! This was my project for earlier this week at Crafty Ribbons Inspiration but I just lost track of time so am here to show you it now. Make sure you pop by and enter our Advent Event-there are such fantastic opportunities to win and to see lots of inspiration for our team so well worth a visit!
Its a simple little gift bag and I made use of one of my techniques that I used on my winning entry to Cardmaking and Papercrafts Cardmaker of the year 2012 competition (Stampin' Up Category) which is stamping on fabric and colouring by painting the fabric with Acrylic paints. It is a bit more work but I think it is worth it to be able to use some of our favourite stamps in a new way and with more textures! I only used an old white sheet too so it doesnt need to be an expensive new experiment. I stamped my LOTV James Bear onto the cotton sheet with Stazon, then coloured him with Acrylic paints. I left him to dry then sewed him onto my gift bag then sewed on some of the gorgeous new christmas printed ribbon I was sent from Crafty Ribbons with a fantastic greeting to finish my project :-)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Creative Inspiration Paints: Christmas Gifts
Dis Digi Designs: Anything But a Card
My Sheri Crafts: Its a Wrap
Lilis Little Fairies: Something New
Ready Teddy Go: Clean and Simple
Unique Crafters Challenge: Christmas
Bloggers Challenge: Holiday Gifts
Stamp N Doodle: Something Unusual
Ribbon Carousel: The Holidays

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)

Friday, 14 December 2012

Crafty Ribbons Inspiration Advent Event Day 14

Hello everyone, I hope you are well. Here I am with an inspiration piece for our Advent event at Crafty Ribbons Inspiration. Its a fantastic opportunity for our followers to see many inspiration projects and to enter fantastic giveaways :-) I made this wreath with a wire florists wreath which I covered with an old sheet for padding. I then attached gorgeous Christmas ribbon around the wreath trying to keep the pattern the right way around all the way round. Lastly I added a silver poinsettia flower as my simple decoration.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Do You Stack Up: Christmas
Milk Coffee Challenge: Holiday Decorations
Creative Moments Bloggers Network: Anything But a Card
Decorate to Celebrate: Christmas
Deep Ocean Challenges: So this is Christmas
Top Tip Tuesday: Christmas
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop: Christmas
The Crazy Challenge: Christmas Time
Unstampabelles Challenge: Christmas

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)


Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Discover Poetry Notebook

 Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with a project for my lovely friend who writes poetry. I thought I would make him a notebook for every day and one for by his bed so he always has somewhere to write his ideas down. This is the first, the every day notebook. I used Serif software and Sarah Hurley's Expedition and Steampunk kits which I printed onto canvas paper for a really posh look. I then varnished the book with matt varnish to make sure it is life proof-cant have it getting dirty and ruining it after all my hard work! Above is the front and below is the back cover.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Inspire Me Fridays: Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts: For the Boys
Simply Create Challenges: Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations: Anything Goes
Love to Create: Anything Goes
There She Goes: Season of Giving
Great Impressions: Anything Goes
LEJ Designs: Sentimental
Crafty Bloggers Network: Anything Goes

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)

Monday, 10 December 2012

OSCC Christmas Friends

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) I am here with my slightly late card for One Stop Craft Challenge where our theme is 'Christmas Friends'. I wasnt given the digi until friday night so took me a couple of days to create! Its a gorgeous digi from Krista at Saturated Canary coloured with Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Copics. I then added Deco Art glitter as my snow.
I used Bo Bunny Snowfall collection papers from last year, with blue cardstock, gems, Papermania Felt snowflakes also from last year and a 'Let it snow' dome greeting.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Forever Friends: Christmas
Dutch Dare Challenges: Non Traditional Christmas Colours
Charisma Cardz: Christmas!
CRAFT Challenge: Christmas
Sweet n Sassy Digis: Christmas
Fussy and Fancy: I love Christmas
Delicious Doodles: Anything Christmas with Blues
Totally Gorjuss: Oh No Snow!
2 Sisters Challenge: Snowflakes
Robyns Fetish: Christmas Cards

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)

My All Crafts Challenge 3


Good evening everyone, here I am with my Winners and top three for my All Crafts Challenge 2-I was blown away by the standard and talent you all showed in your gorgeous creations and thank you so much for joining in my challenge-I really do love visiting you all and hope you enjoy playing along too. As always I encourage you to visit the blogs of these fabulous crafters and let them know what you think-it would be nice to find some new crafty friends through this challenge! 

I begin with my winner chosen at random:
Tracey at Crafty Corner with this fantastic Recipe Box!

And my top three are...
Alyce at Kit and Clowder with this fantastic gift box-just look at all the details :-)

Jen at Art, Bellydancing and Crafting with this gorgeous Bellydancing costume-it is beyond beautiful!

Dawn at Lily Pink Scraps with this gorgeous Canvas, I just love it!

Ladies please contact me for your prize or top three badges-my email is in the sidebar!


Now its time for My All Crafts Challenge 3-as usual there is an Anything Goes theme but with a difference-my only rule is NO CARDS OR SCRAPBOOKING-I love to see all the gorgeous creations I know you make which could be anything-gifts, home decor, altering projects, knitting-the list is almost endless! The idea is for you to showcase your fabulous projects and be inspired by the other creations which enter-I always encourage you to visit each other and make new talented crafty friends! :-)
I feature my favourite projects throughout the duration of the challenge and then at the end of the challenge choose a winner using random.org and top three of my choice. This time I have a little crafty parcel for the winner-all I ask is you spread the word of this challenge by adding this little badge to your sidebar with a link to my blog-if you need any help doing this please email-my address is in the sidebar too :-)



For this challenge I have made an upcycled Cereal packet clock. I used a layers of Cereal packets cut with a grand nestie as my base, then decorated a face made of Bo Bunny Gabrielle papers stamped and embossed with a butterfly theme with gold embossing powder. I added a clock movement I found cheaply on ebay and self adhesive numbers. 
For the back of the clock I used modge podge on a cut down paper cup with extra strips of paper as paper mache to strengthen its hold. 


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

I cant wait to see your entries and remember this is a non card/scrapbooking challenge-its a chance for you to shine with your other fabulous creations!


Sunday, 9 December 2012

OSAAT More than One Fold

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with my DT card for our 'More than One fold' challenge at One Stitch at a Time. It has been ages since I made an easel card but I really enjoyed making it :-)
I coloured the image I chose with Promarkers and Flexmarkers then cut round it. I matted it onto brown cardstock and added it to a frame made with the papers I chose for this project-Prima Sunkiss collection. I matted this onto another panel of brown cardstock. Next I added a panel of paper on brown cardstock to the top of my easel to stabilise my main image. Lastly I added paper and cardstock to the base of my card and made a panel of cardstock and paper as an anchor which I decorated with Papermania buttons and added a glitterations 'Happy Birthday' greeting.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Stamp your life: Anything Goes
Stampin with the Dragon: Anything Goes
Stempelsonne: Anything Goes with a stamp
Simply Create: Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge: Endless Summer
Addicted to Stamps: Markers
Creative Moments Bloggers Network: Anything Goes/ Buttons and Bows
I love Promarkers: Anything Goes
Pennys Paper Crafty Challenges: Anything Goes
The Emerald Faeries Challenge: Easel Card

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)


Dream Valley Challenges: Christmas

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with my DT card for our last challenge for the year at Dream Valley Challenges-with a fab Christmas theme for you to all finish off your Christmas creations with :-)
I used Forever Friends Timeless collection decoupaged image which I added to various papers from my Christmas stash distressed with Distress inks and a strip of cotton christmas patterned ribbon also from my stash last year :-)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Craftymess: Vintage Christmas
Little Claires Challenge: Christmas
Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge: Red and Green
Card Crafters Circle: December Celebrations
Crafts 4 Eternity: Christmas Wishes
Fat pages and Cards with Attitude: Anything Goes
CRAFT Challenge: Christmas
Charisma Cardz Challenges: Christmas
ATCs and Cards with Attitude: Anything Goes

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)

Featured Crafters from my All Crafts Challenge


Good morning everyone, here I am showcasing some of my favourite entries to my All Crafts Challenge this time-I will announce a new challenge and my winners on Monday so keep your eyes peeled! 
As always I encourage you to visit the creations below-its an honour to have you all join in my challenge and the inspiration you all provide in blogland is incredible and I thank you for that :-)

I begin with Lorraine at Lorraine's Place and this fantastic 'Talk to the Hand' plaster and clay creation. It is inspired, just such a beautiful work of art!

Next is this fab Tag book by Elaine at Handcrafted by Ellapu. I love the gorgeous papers and distressed effect, its beyond beautiful :-)

Another project which really caught my eye was this Birthday Organiser by Vickie at HeARTful Stamper-I am sure we could all do with one of these and to be so beautiful would be a huge bonus!

Next is this incredible Belly Dancing costume by Jen at Art, Bellydancing and Crafting. You can see every bit of love and care that has gone into making this-its a real labour of love but when the result is this stunning costume it must be very rewarding!

Next is this gorgeous jewellery set by Juliet at Ballpoint Bliss. I just love the deep blue colours and those cute little fish!

I will be back later to show off some more stunning pieces entered into my All Craft Challenge and will announce my top three and winner tomorrow so please pop back then to see who was lucky this time. 
I would just like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who enters my challenge for joining in-it really shows the wealth of talent available in blogland :-) 

Friday, 7 December 2012

A Snowflake is Winter's Butterfly plus winner of my Candy

Good evening everyone, hope you are well! Sorry I have been a little quiet, have been trying to make some really different gifts and things using ribbon and trying to also get my Christmas cards started-eek! ;-) Here is one of my Christmas cards. I stamped the Snowflakes and Visible image greeting onto smooth white cardstock and heat embossed with White glittery embossing powder and then coloured this with Tim Holtz distress inks which I then sprayed water onto for little flakes. I used my favourite Bo Bunny Snowfall papers from last year as my base.

I have drawn my Candy winner from random.org and the winner is Maureen-can you please contact me on the email in my sidebar please lovely? I will be back with some more candy soon!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Visible Image: We Challenge you to Sparkle
Shopping our Stash: Winter Holiday or Snow/Winter Theme
Oldie But A Goodie: Let it Snow
Deep Ocean Challenge: So this is Christmas
Clear it Out Challenge: Happy Holiday
The Perfect Sentiment: Let it Snow
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Embossing
Simon Says Stamp: Snowflakes
Inky Impressions: Snow or Winter
Divas By Design: Let It Snow

Thank you for visiting and for all your lovely comments :-)

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

My Fabric Notice Board with a Tutorial!

Good morning everyone, hope you are well! Here I am with another of my projects for Crafty Ribbons which I have been really excited to show you! :-) I have made a tutorial for you to follow to make your own one of these if you would like to visit and see, its the first tutorial at Crafty Ribbons here!
I used White Hardboard, Cotton Batting, Fabric, Ribbons, and Staples-then added Vintage Mother of Pearl Buttons to finish.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge: V is for Vintage
Inspire Me Fridays: Anything Goes
Going Grey with Scrap Creations: Anything But a Card
Paperminutes: Home Decoration
Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes
Tuesday Alchemy: Anything But a Card
Crafty Bloggers Network: Anything Goes
Make it Monday: Anything Goes
Anything but a Card: Anything But A Card

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Crafty Ribbons Advent Event Day 4 Christmas Tree Canvas

Good morning everyone, hope you are well! Here I am with another project for the Advent Event at Crafty Ribbons, this time a christmas canvas making use of the gorgeous Christmas ribbons! I started by using a canvas sheet and drawing on a triangle shape. I then cut the ribbon to angled strips to make my tree shape. I then added a little bit of present printed ribbon as my base. Lastly I added a gem star at the top of the tree. A different christmas decoration and present :-)
We would love if you could pop by and enter-we have some fabulous prizes up for grabs!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations: Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network: Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs: Non traditional Christmas Colours
Lexis Creations: Christmas
Lollipop Crafts: Happy Holidays
Love to Create: Holiday Cheer
My Craft Spot: Merry Christmas
Paper Pretties: Use Ribbon
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop: Its Christmas
Unstampabelles: Christmas

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Crafty Ribbons Advent Event Day 2

Good morning everyone, hope you are well :-) Well, here is one of the projects I have been so excited to share with you, its a Wreath for day two of Crafty Ribbons Advent Event. You really should play along with us because there are some fantastic opportunities for prizes and some fantastic inspiration from the Design Team. Today our sponsor is Joanna Sheen who has given two Thomas Kinkade decoupage packs as the prize so well worth a try!
For this wreath I used a florists wire wreath which had two wires around the inside and the outside. I added a third wire myself within the two so I could fill out the wreath really well with the ribbons. I tied lots of different ribbons and organza fabric cut into small pieces anywhere I could until it was really full. I used these Jam Pot Collection of ribbons from Crafty Ribbons padded out with some organza fabric.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Emergency Crafters: Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays: Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations: Anything Goes
Make it Monday: Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet: Tags or Gifts
Simply Create: Anything Goes
Crafts and Me Challenges: Ribbon or Trim
Crafty Amigo Challenge: Gifts
Creative Moments: Anything Goes

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Sarah Hurley Challenges Christmas

Good evening everyone, hope you are well. Sorry this is a little late but I lost track of time on Friday-I swear I didnt realise how soon December was-that sneaked up on me! Got some serious Christmas crafting to do haha!
Our theme this month is 'Christmas'-how easy it is to join us with this theme! For this project I used Sarah Hurley's Santas Workshop available at her etsy here. It is a simple Christmas card which I am sure we can all do with as it speeds towards the 25th! ;-) All I added to the kit was-a shaped card blank from Craftwork Cards that went well with the greeting tag, gems and American Crafts Polka dot ribbon.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Hooked on Crafts: Christmas No Red Or Green
Kaboodle Doodles: Stripes and/or Polka Dots
Lexis Creations: Christmas
Love to Create: Non Traditional Christmas Colours
Ooh La La: Spots and Dots
ATCs with Attitude: Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy: I love Christmas
Jingle Belles: Anything Holiday Goes
Crimbo Crackers: Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique: Inspired by Music

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)

Friday, 30 November 2012

Family Tree Scrapbook Part Two

Good morning everyone, hope you are well! Sorry I have been quiet but I have been making some DT projects for Crafty Ribbons Advent event and Sarah Hurley for the next Lookbook magazine-I am so excited to share these with you soon, I really hope youll like them! Anyway here I am with my Family Scrapbook page two-if you didnt see the start of this project then here is the background. I have decided to make a scrapbook using my Grandparents photos of all my distant family relatives-going back to the 1800's-I really want to use it as a way to thank my family for being such a loving part of my life and to pass down the generations. I havent used the original photos and if any of you have any old photos I would encourage you to get them out and scan them in to your computer for safekeeping and also to rescue any that are fading with age-with software you can really improve the quality of the image and rescue them before its too late :-)
I used a kit which I bought secondhand-I love the vintage shabby chic look and its perfec for this particular project-I cant remember what make it is, but I *think* its Basic Grey. If anyone recognises this then please point it out for me! :-) For this page you can see a 'Pull me' tab-when its pulled a note with who is in the photo comes out. Its a fantastic Christmassy image of a family party and it was a pleasure to work with :-)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Chrimbo Crackers: Anything Goes
Sassy Studio: Anything But a Card
Simply Create: Anything Goes
Scrap Creations: Christmas
Tuesday Throwdown: Lots of Layers
Crafty Bloggers Network: Christmas
Love to Create: Non Traditional Holiday Colours
Scrapping Everyday Miracles: Family Ties
The Paper Girls Challenge: Christmas

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Exciting Advent Event at Crafty Ribbons!


Hello Everyone,
Time to share some news with you all..... Over on the Crafty Ribbons Inspiration blog we are having another  one of our fabulous events this time we are doing a Christmas Advent event which will run from 1st December through to the 24th December........

Each day we will be highlighting a different Craft Company or Shop,the Design Team will be posting cards/projects on  the Inspiration blog and on their blogs each day there will also be a prize from the highlighted Company up for grabs that's 24 prizes  in total and you can enter each day,only one entry per person per day to make it fair,so make sure to become a follower and remember the Christmas Advent will start at 8.30am (GMT) on the 1st December the Design Team hope you will all join in the fun and countdown to Christmas with us....... 




CONTENTS MAY VARY

 If you would like to win these gorgeous ribbons..then all you need to do is go over to the Crafty Ribbons Inspiration Blog and checkout the post about our Christmas Advent event...

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Loves Rubberstamps Guest Design Project 'Kraft plus one colour'

Good afternoon everyone, here I am with my last Guest Design project for the wonderful Loves Rubberstamps team-thank you so much for including me, it has been an honour and a lot of fun too! :-)
Our theme this week is 'Kraft Plus One Colour' and I chose a Wild Rose Studio stamp available from the store here. I coloured the image with Copics to compliment the gorgeous Bo Bunny 'Forever Fall' papers I used. I added florists ribbon for texture, and butterflies as embellies. Lastly I added a gold glitterations 'Make a Wish...' greeting.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Mad for Markers: Y and YR
ABC Challenge: Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles: Polka Dots or Stripes
Ooh La La Creations: Seeing Spots and Dots
Paper Playtime: Anything Goes
Paper Pretties: Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge: Autumn Colours
Joanna Sheen: Anything But Christmas
The Crafty Pad: Add some glitter

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Dream Valley-Non Traditional Christmas

Good morning everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with my DT card for our challenge at Dream Valley this fortnight which is 'Non Traditional Christmas' So I was excited to get out my favourite Bo Bunny papers from last year-the Snowfall collection which is a gorgeous mix of blues, turquoises and browns with a fabulous distressed look :-) I coloured a LOTV image with Promarkers and Sakura glitter pen on the baubles and tinsel. I then cut round him and inked the edges with Distress inks to tie it in with the papers. I added American Crafts Polka dot Ribbon, Buttons and a 'Tinsel Time' greeting which fits perfectly with the image!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Cards for Men: Merry Christmas
Crafty Bloggers Network: Christmas Anything Goes
2 Sisters Challenge: Winter Wonderland
Colour Me Creative: Non Traditional Christmas Colours
Little Claires: Christmas
Lilis Little Fairies: Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments: Bingo (Ribbon, Bling, Snowflakes)
Moving Along with the Times: Lets Go Dotty
Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude: Anything Goes
Chrimbo Crackers: Anything Goes

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)

OSAAT-Fabric, Ribbon or Lace

Good morning everyone, hope you are well! Here I am with my DT project for our 'Fabric, Ribbon or Lace' challenge at One Stitch at a Time this week. Ive started making my Christmas gifts in the hope I can get them all made in time! I chose to make a frame for a photo I took which I love of a wintery sunny day by the sea. I had printed this on Canvas so wanted to make a frame without glass so I didnt ruin the canvas look. I found frames in poundland and decided to use those. I covered the frame and inside of the frame with the gorgeous papers by Oase and embellished the swirls with pearls and added butterflies too.I added ribbon to the bottom of the canvas to lift the photo as the shingle on the beach was slightly dark without it.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenges: Christmas is Coming
Nutcrafters: A Christmas Present
Crazy Amigo Challenge: Colours of Winter
Creative Card Crew: Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly: Ribbons and Pearls
Unstampabelles: Monochromatic
ABC Challenges: B is for Butterfly
Anything But a Card: Holiday
Ladybug Crafts: Monochromatic
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Anything But a Card with Ribbon

Friday, 23 November 2012

My Family Tree Scrapbook-Part One

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well! Here I am with a project close to my heart. My grandparents on this side of the family both passed away a few years ago and we inherited the family photos so I decided to scan and improve the photos (some of them are hundreds of years old and worse for wear) and make a scrapbook of my family tree using copies of the originals and rescuing the old photos so we have improved quality copies kept on an external hard drive. Luckily my grandmother went through her photo albums before she passed away and wrote who was in each photo which makes this process so much easier! The idea is to have a family scrapbook to share with my close and extended family now and to pass down the generations-its my way to show how thankful I am for those I love, even those who are no longer here.
I used a kit I bought secondhand from someone so I am not sure what make it is but its perfect for this project-pretty but with a real vintage look :-)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations Paints: Inspired by Thankful for you
Scrappers Delights Challenge: Thankful
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges: So Thankful
Artistic Inspirations: Anything Goes
Lexis Creations: Thankful/Thanks
Lollipop Crafts: We are Thankful
Love to Create: Give Thanks
Creative Belli Challenge: Thankful/Gratitude
Moving Along with the Times: Lets Go Dotty

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Loves Rubberstamps Guest Design Project 'Fun with Ribbons' and some fab news!


Good morning everyone, hope you are well! Well I got a huge surprise this morning-the postman delivered a large unexpected parcel-turns out I have won third prize in the Stampin' Up category of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine's Cardmaker of the Year competition 2012! Got a fantastic prize of Stampin Up products-stamps, ink pads, paper, cardstock, ribbon etc! :-)
I am here to show you my Guest design project for Loves Rubberstamps Challenge this week where our theme is 'Fun with Ribbons'. Now we all know I love ribbon so this challenge was so much fun for me! I wanted to make a really cheery card so used one of my favourite stamps-Humphrey's Corner Thinking of you. I coloured this with Promarkers and Flexmarkers, then cut round with a nestie, placing my greeting where Humphrey is looking. I then made my card base with gorgeous papers free from a magazine (one of my fave free stacks) and polka dot ribbon in four different shades of colour complimenting the papers. I then added my Humphrey image and embellished with wooden buttons and yellow die cut butterflies cut from Coredinations card with a Memory Box die. Next I embellished the corner of my card with a large yellow butterfly cut out of the same Coredinations card with a Spellbinders die, which I added gems to.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge: Favourite colour combination
Happy Campers Challenge: Use Bright Colours
365 Cards: Ravishing Ribbon
Crafty Cardmakers: Use more than one punch/die cut
Creative Stamp friends: Favourite Colours
Eureka Stamps: For the kids
Forever Friends Challenge: Anything Goes
Stampin Sisters in Christ: Make a card for a child
Stamptacular Sunday: Recipe
Colour Me Creative: All about Kids

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)

Monday, 19 November 2012

Art Deco-Lots of Love

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) I really love the new Art Deco range from Papermania so I have been busily crafting with the Ultimate collection kit and have lots of cards to show you :-)
I used papers, image and greeting from the Ultimate collection on a cream card blank and added black glitter card to mat my image and the sentiment onto, and gems to add some glitz and glamour :-)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Divas By Design: Anything Goes
Pennys Paper Crafty Challenges: Anything Goes
Robyns Fetish Challenge: Make it Vintage
The Squirrel and the Fox: Anything Goes
Hiding in my Craft Room: Glitz and Glam
ATCs and Cards with Attitude: Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey: Anything Goes
Simply Create: Anything Goes
Glitter 'n' Sparkle: Lots of Layers

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)
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