Monday 30 January 2012

Told You I Was On A Roll.....

Evening everyone....I can't believe how cold it was when I was walking home from work this evening...and I was so pleased to get home after a very long shift I can tell you.....

Well as I said I'm on a roll when it comes to finishing things off at the moment and here is yet another completed scrapbook page.

This is another page taught by Polly at the class I attend at my local craft shop. This photo was taken for our local paper quite a few years ago. Brogan had been picked to be a model for the day which was a weekly feature. She was allowed to pick 3 outfits for the little photo shoot. I didn't think she was going to perform.....but perform she did.....and she was given one of the outfits as a gift and I ended up buying the other two outfits.

Thank you for stopping by.

Sunday 29 January 2012


Good evening everyone....I hope you are all well and have had a lovely weekend.

I have had a lovely week this last week considering the month started out badly....I was lucky enough to win a beautiful image from Teddy Bo this week in their Blog Hop and on Saturday my card won first prize in The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge and I won 5 images from Robyn's Fetish.

Then yesterday while I was shopping I picked up a copy of Simply Homemade magazine and later as I was browsing through over a cup of tea I spied on their Into The Blogosphere page (for inspirational blogs) my blog banner....first I was amazed to see it there and then delighted....can't imagine how it got there but there it is..................I'm thrilled to think that anyone would ever think my little space in Blogland was 'inspirational'.

Today I also have another finished scrapbook page....I'm on a roll with this finishing projects off thing.

Yes I know....its another photo of my daughter at her prom last year but this does happen to be my favourite photo. The page again was created and taught by the very talented Polly. This page has too many embellishments to put in a scrapbook so I'm going to put it in a box frame.

Thank you for stopping by.

Friday 27 January 2012

Winter Wonderland ~ Swirls And Pearls

Good morning everyone....Its time for another challenge over at Winter Wonderland and our theme this week is Swirls and Pearls....

This week we are sponsored by Simon Says Stamp! and they are offering a $15 voucher for the lucky winner.

Here is my DT card

The image is Simply Sassy called Spread Your Wings and I have coloured using my very trusty Promarkers. The papers are Papermania ~ The Rose favourite. The roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the pearls, lace and diamante and pearl swirl embellishment are from The Hobby House.

I hope you are able to join us this week...we would love to see all your wonderful creations. 

Thank you for stopping by.

Wednesday 25 January 2012

Well...Hello In There!!!

Evening everyone....I don't normally post this late in the evening but I have a card to share.

I'm sorry about the terrible photo, I'm afraid the light wasn't good....nothing to do with my photography skills then!!!

The image I have used is from Penny Black and is called 'Hello Dear'.  I bought this stamp ages ago and I've never used it before.  I coloured with Promarkers and the papers were a freebie from a magazine sometime last year....My Mind's Eye ~ Pretty Please.  I used a deep trellis border punch from Martha Stewart and added various punched flowers, a sentiment from LOTV and my favourite embellishments....pearls.

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

Creative Inspirations Challenge ~ # 147 ~ Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts Challenge ~ # 100 ~ Make Your Own Flowers
Sketch Saturday Challenge ~ # 191 ~ A Sketch
My Time To Craft Challenge ~ # 171 ~ Your Favourite Embellishment

Thank you for stopping by.

Tuesday 24 January 2012

Pretty As A Picture...

Good morning everyone.....what a miserable, wet day it is here....

Its my day off  and I was supposed to be spending the day with my parents in Lincoln but instead I'm stuck in waiting for a parcel to arrive....but I'm sure the parcel will be worth the this space.....!!!! Never mind though we can go to Lincoln on my day off next week.

Today I have a completed scrapbook page to share....

This page/layout was taught by the incredibly talented Polly at my local scrapbook class. Polly is such an
enthusiastic and inspirational crafter that you can't help but feel inspired by her wonderful ideas. Thanks Polly....I love this page.

For this page Polly asked us to pick three different pieces of 12 x 12 paper....usually the papers are already chosen for the at this point I would normally be Umming and Ahhing....but No!! I went straight out, picked my papers and came back and sat at my seat.....very unlike me but one of my New Years resolutions is to try and be a bit more spontaneous in my crafting and I must admit I'm thrilled with my finished page.

The photo of my daughter was taken in the park last summer just before she went off to her Prom.

Thank you for stopping by.

Sunday 22 January 2012

Let Them Eat Cake....

Good afternoon everyone.....I hope you are all well today. Its really windy here....I just hate the wind and as everyone is out today I'm tucked up in my little craft room trying to ignore the gale blowing through the trees outside.

Today I have a card to last!!!

The image is House Mouse....I love these cheeky little mice and I've coloured them using Promarkers. The papers are some of my favourites from Papermania called Rose Garden....The sentiment is from LOTV and I've finished off by adding my usual Stickles and pearls.

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

I Love Promarkers Challenge ~ # 100 ~ Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts Challenge ~ # 100 ~ Make Your Own Flowers
A Gem Of A Challenge ~ # 38 ~ A Sketch
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge ~ # 144 ~ Photo Inspiration
Stampin With The Dragon Challenge ~ # 2 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Purple Frog Challenge ~ # Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by.

Monday 16 January 2012

Tea For Two.....

Good evening everyone.....I hope you are well and keeping warm.

Today I have another card to mum asked me to make a birthday card for her friend and I thought this image was perfect.

I love this stamp although I'm ashamed to admit that this is the first time I have actually inked it naughty am I then....bad crafter!!!! The image is a Penny Black stamp called Tea Cozy. I have coloured using Promarkers. The sentiment is LOTV and I have embellished with roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, punched leaves and pearls from the Hobby House. 

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

Papertake Weekly Challenge ~ Die Cut Special
I Love Promarkers Challenge ~ # 99 ~ Cute And Cuddly
Penny Black Saturday Challenge ~ # 184 ~ Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations Challenge ~ # 56 ~ Anything Goes
The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge ~ # 168 ~Anything Goes With Blue

Thank you for stopping by.

Sunday 15 January 2012

My First DT Card For Sparkles....

Good morning and what a beautiful frosty morning it is too....perfect for staying in my little craft room me thinks......

Today I have even more news to share.....I have been asked to join Sparkles Challenges....this is a monthly challenge blog where you can create anything as long as you stick to the monthly theme.

Here is my first DT creation for this month's challenge which is 'New Crafty Goodies'....

My new crafty goodies are the papers and....I know even more Stickles!!!....where would I be without my Stickles.

Now I'm sure Santa was very kind to you all and brought you all lots of new crafting goodies, or maybe you treated yourself to something you really 'needed'.

This month we are sponsored by Crafty Emma's Store and the prize for the lucky winner is

£10.00 Voucher excluding p&p

So please pop over to Sparkles and see what my new teamies have created with their new crafty goodies and hopefully you will feel inspired to come and join us in this month's challenge.

Thank you for stopping by.

Friday 13 January 2012


Hi everyone....

Today I have some more exciting news to share....I was lucky enough to be chosen to join the DT at Winter Wonderland and this is my 1st DT card. The theme this week is 'A Birthday Card' and here is my little creation.

This week we are sponsored by The Emerald Faerie Garden and there is a fabulous prize of 3 digis for the lucky winner.

For my card I have used this cute image from The Emerald Faerie Garden called 'Ebony' cute is she!!!.....I coloured the image using my trusty Promarkers and the papers are First Edition Papers....Desert Blooms. The rose ribbon strip, pearls and gems are from The Hobby House and the sentiment is LOTV. I have added Stickles to the little fairy's wings to finish off.

Please pop over to the Winter Wonderland challenge blog and have a look at the wonderful cards the DT have created for your inspiration and I hope that you will be able to come and join us.

Thank you for stopping by.

Thursday 12 January 2012


Good evening everyone....I hope you are all well today.

I was wondering if anyone would be interested in joining me and a few like minded crafters in a monthly ATC swap.....

Every month I like to join in over at Ali's ATC Swap~Stop to make and swap ATC's.....unfortunately over the last few month's our numbers have dwindled somewhat and we are now down to 5 regular swappers and if we drop to less than 5 we would have to abandon the swap......or end up getting our own ATC's back....

ATC's are a great way of using up those scraps we all have lying around and its really lovely when a nice, fat envelope drops on your mat with your ATC swaps in. Another great thing which I love is to see how everyone interprets the month's theme differently. 

Here are a few of the ATC's that I have made for past swaps.

If you would like to make and swap some ATC's with us pop over to Ali's ATC Swap~Stop and have a look around and if you would like to join in just leave a comment for Ali.

Thank you for stopping by.


Hello everyone......

I just want to say a huge 'SORRY' to you all for not commenting on your lovely creations and my lack of posts recently. 

Things have been rather busy both at home and at work since Christmas plus I'm trying to get to grips with my new laptop, which was a surprise Christmas present from the amazing and wonderful man in my life (he'll like that bit when he reads my blog)......'Yes Hun' I do know you read it........

I would also like to say 'Hello' to my new followers.....sorry there hasn't been much to see of late but I am working on a few projects.

I've also been struggling with a few blogging issues.....I've been trying to schedule a post but nothing is happening....I'm not sure if its me or blogger but the very lovely Kate is coming to the rescue this weekend to see if or what I'm doing wrong.

I will be back tomorrow with some news and a card to share.

Thank you for stopping by.

Sunday 8 January 2012


Good morning everyone.....

At last I have managed to complete the spring cleaning on my computer and I have found two more cards that I forgot to share last year.

Both are decoupage cards and were fairly simple to make up but still enjoyable to make.

The first card was for my partners dad who plays bowls.....I found it really difficult to find anything suitable until I came upon this decoupage sheet....unfortunately the photo isn't very good so the decoupage looks quite flat.

The second card was made just so I could have a play and see how the twisted effect worked using decoupage.

Both of these cards were great to make up especially when time was limited.

Have a lovely Sunday.

Thank you for stopping by.


Good afternoon everyone.....I hope you are all well.

Well I have some more good news to share. The lovely Kate and Marianne from Winter Wonderland have offered me a place on their DT and I have said 'Yes'. I hope I don't let them down....I'm really thrilled to have been asked and can't wait for my first challenge.....

This afternoon I have been trying to tidy things up on my computer and look what I found that I had forgotten to share....

I made this heart shaped box at a class at one of my local craft shops way back last year, about February time and I've just had a quick look through my blog and I can't believe I forgot to share it.....especially as it sits on my dressing table and I look at it every day.

The class was taught by the very talented Jane of Jane's Lovely was quite fiddly to make but I had a great time making it but I'm afraid to say that although it is a gift box there is no way I will be parting with it any time soon.

Thank you for stopping by.

Monday 2 January 2012


Good evening everyone....I hope you have all had a lovely relaxing day.

This is my second post of the day.....I know, it won't last believe me....

I have another card to share and this time it is my DT card for this month's challenge over at Christmas Crafting!....The theme this month is an easel card and as we are a Christmas challenge blog your creation/project has to have a Christmas theme.

Here is my DT creation for the challenge....

This month our sponsor is Whimsy Stamps and they have kindly given 5 Digi stamps for the winner of this month's pop over to Christmas Crafting!....and have a look at the lovely cards the DT have created and I hope you can join in the fun.

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

Creative Inspirations Challenge ~ # 143 ~ Anything Goes
Divas By Design Challenge ~ # 17 ~ Merry Christmas
I Love Promarkers Challenge ~ # 97 ~ Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by.

Sunday 1 January 2012


Good morning everyone and A Very Happy New Year to you all.

Today I have some news...I am thrilled to have been asked to join the DT over at Sparkles Christmas Challenges and with me loving Christmas so much I just had to say 'YES'.

This is my first card of 2012...and it is for this month's challenge at
Sparkles Christmas Challenges
The theme for this month is
Christmas Stockings.

And here is my DT creation

We are lucky to have two sponsors this month
Joanna Sheen ~ £10 Voucher

And 4 Digi's from Pink Gem Designs

So please pop over to Sparkles Christmas Challenges and see what my wonderful new team mates have created and I hope you are able to join us.

The image and the sentiment I have used for my card are from LOTV and I have coloured with Promarkers.

Thank you for stopping by.


Evening everyone.....I just wanted to wish you all a Happy New Year and I look forward to seeing all your fabulous creations in 2012.....

For my last post of 2011 I wanted to join in with Debby over at A Scrapjourney. Debby would like us to share Our Favourite Cards of 2011.  This was really difficult but I have finally picked my five favourites....

This is my first card....I love the image and all the pink and I was really pleased with my attempt at blending.

My second choice is this card using one of my favourite stamps from House Mouse.

The image on this card was a freebie from Craft Stamper and I've used it so many times but I just loved the sunshine colours and how this card turned out.

This was one of my first attempts at White on White and I haven't looked back, even though I struggled to start with.

This is my final choice although there are quite a few others I would like to have picked....I have picked this card because it was a completely different style of card for me and I loved how the flowers turned out.

Thank you for stopping by......Have a wonderful evening and Happy New Year to you all.

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