Thursday 16 April 2015

I'm Back, with a new challenge!

Hi friends. Have you missed me? I've missed you! 
I'm only back temporarily though as I think it will soon be time to start packing up!
I've never been so stressed in my entire life!
I'm NEVER moving house ever again...but Boy! will it be worth it when it's all done and dusted.

We are waiting for the nod to sign contracts, so while there's a bit of a lull, 
I've managed to make a card for the latest In The Pink challenge.
The theme is..
 Make it sparkle!
Now who doesn't love getting the glitter out and the bling eh?
Our sponsor for this challenge is the fabulous...
(With a £10 voucher for the lucky winner)!
Here's my take on it.....
 Enough sparkle do you think? LOL
I ran a Spellbinders fancy frame, face up through my Xyron machine and covered it in pink glitter.
I added a diamnte to each of the little flowers surrounding the sentiment 
and added Stickles 'Star Dust' to the flowers. 

Hope you like it friends. If you like this, 
you're going to LOVE what my DT pals have created for you!
Pop on over to In The Pink to see their lovely creations 
(and to join in with our challenge of course).
Well, with a bit of luck, we will be getting those contracts signed within the next two weeks and then it's all systems go!
That kind of does mean all my craft stash will be packed away, so probably no more cards from me for a week or three!
Until then, thanks for visiting and I'll see you in Wales hopefully!

Monday 16 March 2015


Hi freinds.
No card today I'm afraid.
Just thought I ought to let you know that we are selling our house and moving to a bungalow in Wales.
I had no idea how much work was involved!!
I'm shattered! LOL
There's one room I can't do much with though and that's my craft room.
It is a mess, but to pack it all away would put me in hospital!
I just hope that anyone viewing our house can see past the wall to wall paper, card, stamps and punches! EEK!
I haven't time to make a card and I miss playing, but I need to keep everywhere as tidy as possible, 'coz it needs all the help it can get! LOL
We had our first viewing yesterday. (Mother's Day too)!
Still, we made ourselves scarce and told the lads not to come until after 1pm.
The viewing was positive and I can't believe we had one this quick!
The house only went on the market on Thursday!
I do hope it doesn't take forever as we're keen to move.
Keep your fingers crossed for us, won't you!

Thursday 5 March 2015

For Mum

Hi friends!
Long time no post. Sorry, but things are happening here and I will tell you all about it soon.
(It's all good, so don't worry).

OK, onto my latest DT card for In The Pink.

Challenge #64.....For a special lady 

We have a whopping £15 voucher for the random winner chosen from our Perfect Pinkies picked next time, donated by the fabulous.....

Whoo hoo!!!
(exclusive of shipping costs of course).

I was going to make a card for my grand-daughter, but changed my mind and decided to make a card in memory of my wonderful exasperating mum, who I lost 5 years ago.
This is just the type of card she would have loved to receive, 
so if you're looking down Mum, this is for you! 

The rose picture is actually a die cut sticker label from Papermania's 'Botanicals' collection.
The 'MUM' was made with MFT alphabet dies.
The scroll border was made with an EK Success punch.
The embossing was done with a Couture Creations 'Candy Stripe' folder.
Flowers from my stash and Bob's your uncle!

Well that's it from me today buddies.
Please pop over to my good buds at In The Pink to see what gorgeous cards they have made to inspire and delight and get all the details on entering our challenges.
We'd love you to play along with us too of course, (I'm always on the look-out for inspiration).

We have our Facebook page too, do join us there.

Back soon and thanks for visiting today.
I love your visits and of course your comments warm my heart.


Friday 20 February 2015

It's Christmas!!!

Well it is at CSAYL!
(Christmas Stamping All Year Long)

It's Christmas almost every week here and it's time for a new challenge!
You up for it?
We'd like you to make a Christmas card using Embossing Powder.

Easy peazy!

Our lovely sponsor this week is..........
 Di's Digis is offering one lucky winner a $12 voucher for the store! Whoo Hoo!

Just in case you need some inspiration, here's my DT card to give you some ideas.
(Not that you clever people need it)!

Now how about THAT for a cute penguin!
She's one of my favourite penguin stamps from my amazing friend Kathy of Peachy Keen fame.
The stamp set is  PP-1443 'Faceless Penguins. Daft really 'coz there are two face stamps in the set 
and four word stamps! I think it's all sold out though now. Aww
I used a sentiment from PK-1444 'Dear Santa and Penguin sentiments'. Because the stamps are so flexible, I was able to curve it around the base of the circle.
I stamped her onto a stitched circle (SSS), coloured the little lady with Copics and mounted it onto a stitched rectangle then the base card.
The Embossing consists of Frantage sprinkled over the penguin to mimic snow.

Please come and join in with us, we love admiring all your beautiful cards.
Pop on over to the CSAYL Blog for all the details and to see the amazing creations made by my fabulous DT buddies.

Have a wonderful weekend!!!


Thursday 19 February 2015

A new Challenge at In The Pink!

Hi Friends!
I hope all is well in your world. I do hope so.
Today, we are bringing you Challenge #63 at In The Pink and the theme is...
Now that should be doddle with all the fabulous cute stamps/images in your stash.

Here's my 'cute' card.
(It's that little duckling, he melts my heart).

The image from a Precious Moments free colouring page 
that I have had in my files for years, but for some reason never used!
It must've known it was waiting for this challenge. LOL
I coloured the image with Copics and backed it onto oval dies as you can see.
I added the Tessatina Border cut twice and stuck side by side 
to give the impression it's just one wide diecut.
The striped paper is from my Pink Petticoat files.
Flowers from my stash via Ebay.
The sentiment is from a Hero Arts boxed set of 6 little wooden stamps called
 'Friendly Greetings'. 

Our fabulous sponsor for this challenge, is The Ribbon Girl, 
who is giving away a £10 voucher to one lucky winner!
(That's approx $15 US)
Click on the logo to take you there.
 Please pop over to In The Pink for details of the challenge and to ogle the beautiful samples from my DT buddies. You will be blown away.
We'd LOVE you to join in with our challenge, so come on, get that pink paper cut up!!

You can share your creation on our Facebook page too.
I look forward to seeing your entries and in the meantime, have a fabulous weekend!

Thanks for visiting!


Tuesday 17 February 2015

I've got the blues!

Well I thought I'd give pink a rest for today.
(It'll be back on Thursday with a new challenge at In The Pink, so please come back).

I looked at a few paper pads and lit on a Papermania Capsule Collection pad 'Burleigh Blue'
It's hardly, if ever, seen the light of day!! I need treatment, honestly!

Here we go!
I've used a James image from the pre-coloured Artpad set #23, 'James & Jenny Bear'.
Isn't he just so CUTE!!
I wanted to keep it fairly low key and I think I managed it.
I's pretty self -explanatory from herein.

Love that Heart Banner die from La-La Land Crafts

Well, there you go. I'm all blue!
It made a nice change and I think I'll try and find something yellow soon 'coz it's nearly time for the daffodils to spring up.
Not that I've got any in my garden, but they'll be springing up hither and yon.

Bye for now my lovely followers (and casual callers).
Everyone is welcome.


Friday 13 February 2015

Purr-fectly pink

Hi friends. I hope the day finds you well and in good spirits.

I've all of a sudden decided to use some of the pots of Frantage I rushed to buy moths ago and never used!! (I'm good at that)!!
Anyway,  I made a card a couple of days ago with Shabby white for the next CSAYL challenge, which, for obvious reasons, I can't show you yet, but it got me going if you like, so I made another card using Shabby Pink......

 I actually think I went a bit overboard, what do you think?

Here's a photo without the flash. 
 Not as gaudy now! LOL
(The colours are more natural too).

The image is a digi from Oak Pond Creations called 'Love Kitty'.
I coloured her with Copics as per usual.
The small roses are some from a really sweet lady called Brenda on Facebook, who has the most beautiful ribbons, flowers and findings etc. You must see what she has on offer HERE.
Be warned! You WILL be hooked! LOL

The large flower is from a big box I won, (on Facebook too).
I was overjoyed with the amount of flowers in the tall A4 box!! All beautiful, from Sweet Lilac Flowers HERE.
The little buds are off Ebay.
The dotty paper is from Echo Park's Bundle of Joy, 'Dots and Stripes'.
I made the little tag myself and hand wrote the little word (and it shows).
Not 100% happy with my writing, but hey ho, it's done now.
Well, that's it from me for now. Have a brilliant weekend.
(I think we're set for rain here but hey, we haven't seen rain for ages, so mustn't grumble).