Saturday, 29 December 2012

'Thank You'

It is my turn today to do an inspiration post on the Gems of Inspiration blog and today I have made a batch of Thank You cards, always useful at this time of the year.

All the details over on the Gems of Inspiration blog.


Aud Sentiments - Anything with a sentiment
Charisma Cards - Anything Goes
Delightful Challenge - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
Moving Along with the Times - Thank you
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Sassy Studio - Thank you

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Merry Christmas

Wishing all my blogging friends and followers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2013

I would also like to say 'Thank You' for all the lovely comments during the year, very much appreciated.

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Animal Kingdom

My card today is for the challenge at Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge and for my card I have used the cute image Gabby Giraffe which an image by the talented Heather Valentin - available Here

I have used a mixture of Promarkers and Spectrum Noir pens to colour Gabby.  The backing papers are from Papermania and flowers and ribbon from my stash.

I am entering this into the following challenges;
Ladybug Crafts - Anything Goes
The Pixie Cottage - Perfect Pastels

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Lots of Green

At last I am back with a DT card for this weeks challenge at Sweet Stampin'.  Had a rough couple of weeks, but hopefully back on track and playing catch up.

Our sponsor this week is The Emerald Fairie Garden and the team were kindly given images to work with.  I have gone with a rocker card, coloured the image with Promarkers, added glitter to the wings and added punched flowers and pearl gems to the edge.

So we would love to see lots of green, doesn't have to be shamrock or leprechauns just lots of green.

We also have our monthly sponsor Joanna Sheen of a £10.00 voucher

I am entering this into the following challenges;

Sweet and Sassy Digi Challenge - Green
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Fabulous Friday Challenge - Things with wings
Fussy and Fancy - Fairies
Crafty Sentiments - Things with wings
Card Mad Fairy - Add a sentiment

Friday, 9 March 2012

Scrapbook Stamp Blog Hop

                          March 9th - 14th Sugar and Spice Blog Hop

For my card I have used a Sherri Baldy image Lil Ragamuffin Bunny
Available to purchase Here
6 x 6 card blank
Medium - Promarkers and Spectrum Noir
Die cut Flowers, Punched leaves
Embossed and glittered edge of the backing paper.

Welcome to the Scrapbook Stamp Society "SUGAR AND SPICE Blog Hop" March 9th ~ 14th 2012 !
The Scrapbook Stamp Society and our design team have a lot of adorable projects in store for you in our "SUGAR AND SPICE BLOG HOP".
There are so many great ideas and inspirations for what you can do with our Scrapbook Stamp Society digi stamps, we are so proud to show you our adorable and beautiful Sugar and Spice Creations.
Your invited to come hop along with each of us!!!
There are PRIZES!!! We have a Grand Prize Winner & DT Blogs Comment Winners from a couple of our blogs!
There are two ways to be a Winner!
1.) We will randomly draw on Wed. March 14th our Grand Prize Winner and the winner will be announced at our next Blog Hop, Friday March 16th on our blog. Our Grand Prize Winner will receive 3 digi stamps of their choice from our Scrapbook Stamp Society Store. (Approx. value of $15.)
2.) Two of our design team members will do a random draw for one lucky person from their own blog on Wed. March 14th, They will pick the winner from the comments on their blog ... The WINNER will a receive a FREE DIGI STAMP!!!! How EXCITING is that!!!
You only need to do 3 things:
Follow our Addicted-To-Stamps blog
Like our Facebook Fan Page:
Addicted-To-Stamps Facebook Fan Page
3. Comment on ALL the blogs including our main one!
Be sure to leave a way to contact you, in your comments.
AND there is more.... If you visit our store at and look through our Digi Store.... then go to our blog and tell us (in your comments) which Digi is your favorite ...You are then eligible for  an EXRTA FREE Digi IF you are our GRAND PRIZE WINNER...
So now it's time to have some fun and enjoy Hopping through our precious Sugar and Spice Creations.
Thanks for hopping along with us at Scrapbook Stamp Society!
You should have hopped here from Addicted-to-Stamps -
If not please start at the beginning which begins with Addicted-to-Stamps blog so you don't miss out on anything!
Your next stop is Fabiola- http:// www.mrssassycrafter.comblog!
Here is the entire line up in case you get lost:
Addicted-to-Stamps -
Pamela -
Fabiola- http://
Lia -
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog -

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Our challenge this week is Nature & Bugs, Bees & Ladybirds.  For my DT card I have used one of Mo's gorgeous images entitled - Bye Bye - isn't she cute.

I have coloured with Promarkers and Spectrum Noir pens.  The gorgeous backing paper is a freebie from Jak Heath's blog.  The little punched flowers I have added some Liquid Pearl drops to the centres.

We are being sponsored by Crafty Emma with a prize for the winner of this fab pad of papers.

           We also have our monthly sponsor Joanna Sheen with a £10.00 voucher.

I am entering this into the following challenges;

Alphabet Challenge - B for Busy Bugs
Cute Card Thursday - Signs of Spring
Sparkles Forum Challenge - Things with wings
Do You Stack Up - Things with wings
Two Sisters Challenge -Recipe Image, Pattern Papers, Embellishments
Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge - Anything Goes with a Mo image.

Friday, 2 March 2012

The Arrival of Spring

This is my first DT card for the Scrapbook Stamp Society.  There is a monthly challenge starting today over on the Challenge Blog so hope you will pop over and have a look and join in.

The image I have used is called The arrival of Spring by Mitzi Sato-Wiuff, which is available from The Scrapbook Stamp Society.


8 x8 card base
Papermania backing card and paper
Coloured with Promarkers and Spectrum Noir Pens
Punched butterfly's and Die Cut swirls.

I am entering this into the following challenges;

One Stitch at a Time - Use a digi Spring/Easter
The Crazy Challenge - Anything goes
Scrapbook Sisters - Spring Flowers
Cutie Pie Challenge - Flowers
Joanna Sheen - Spring

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Two Little Boys

It is such a lovely mild day that hubby and I have been for a long walk.  Ready for some lunch now and a few hours in my craft room.

My card today is using one of the older LOTV images, coloured with Promarkers and Spectrum Noirs.  The papers are from my stash that I am trying to use up before buying any new!

I am entering this into the following challenges

Lili's Little Fairies - Afternoon Tea
Allsorts - Free and Easy
My Mum's Craft Shop - Buttons and Ribbons
Dream Valley - Just for Men
The Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Dick Van Duck

This is a card I made for my brother in laws birthday.  Love this digi image from Inklined, and I stamped and glittered the streamers.

I am entering this into the following challenges;

Creative Card Crew - Masculine
Dream Valley - Just for Men
Wags 'n Whiskers - Masculine Birthday

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Pink Gem Sketch Challenge

The challenge this fortnight is a great sketch by Katie.  I have used a Pink Gem digi image, it is one I have had for ages and Janet has updated a lot of the images.  I have coloured with Spectrum Noir pens and the backing paper is from Cuddly Buddly.

Challenges I am entering.

Pink Gem - Sketch
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time - Digi or Don't
The Crazy Challenge - Use a Die or Punch

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Anyone for Bingo

This is the challenge this week at Sweet Stampin'.  You can pick 3 items in a row and    create something with stamping using those 3 items. You can choose any direction, up, down, sideways or diagonally.

Our sponsor this week is Crafts and Me, with a prize of 3 digis from their website

And we also have our monthly sponsor Joanna Sheen with a £10 voucher to be won.

And now onto my card, the DT were given a choice of images from Crafts and me to work with, and I have used Gifts of Winter.

I have used Lace, Ribbon and Pearls.  Coloured with Spectrum Noir pens.  The backing paper is from a magazine freebie and I have added glitter.

I am entering this into the following challenges;

Sparkles Forum Challenge - Things with wings
Divas by Design - Wings and Things
Flutter By Wednesday's - Anything with wings
Totally PaperCrafts - Ribbon and or bows

Monday, 13 February 2012

Another Christmas

Today's card is for a few of the Christmas challenges.  I have used one of the SWALK winter images, coloured with Spectrum Noir pens, added a bit of glitter and die cut snowflakes.  Thank goodness our snow is starting melt and we can see green grass.

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Winter Wonderland - No Square or Rectangle
ABC Christmas challenge - C Charming
Christmas Inspirations - Anything Goes

Saturday, 11 February 2012

With Love

For my little card today I have used a Lili of the Valley image called Together Forever, it has been tucked away ever since I bought it last year and I thought it would be perfect for some of this weeks challenges.

I have coloured in with Promarkers and Spectrum Noir pens, added a bit of glitter,
a heart shaped doily and gems.  The backing paper is from Pink Petticoat freebie pad.  The flowers I bought from a boot sale last summer and they had also been forgotten about.

I am entering this into the following challenges;

Lili's Little Fairies  - Sketch
Jelly Park - Shades of Love
CES - Lots of Layers
Crafting for all Seasons - Love is in the air
Try it on Tuesday - Love
Dream Valley - Valentine
Creative Inspirations - Lot's of Love
Cute Card Thursday - Pink Valentine
Prairie Fairy Fridays - Let me call you sweetheart
Crafty Catz - Valentine's
The Paper Shelter - Be my Valentine
Crafter's Companion - Anything Goes
Addicted to stamps - Valentine/Love

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Another Little Gem

Pink Gem that is.  This little cutie is Faye with flowers, and it is available here as a digi image.  I have coloured her with Spectrum Noir pens, added glitter to her wings. the backing paper is from Pink Petticoat that was a free pad from Quick Cards,

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Pink Gem - Fairies
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes
Crazy Challenge - Fairies
CES Challenge - Give me wings
Paper Crafting Journey - Fairies and /or Angels
Crafty Catz - Pink and White
The Pink Elephant - Pink

Monday, 6 February 2012

A Little Bit of Spring

A nice thought but may be a little way off yet.  We have sunshine today so hoping some of the snow will thaw.

                                     Image    -  LOTV stamp
                                     Medium - Promarkers and Spectrum
                                     Backing Paper - Fizzy Moon
                                     Paper lace - Martha Stewart PATP
                                     Flowers and Leaves - punched
                                     Sentiment - LOTV

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Lili's Little Fairies - Spring Colours
The Crafty Pad - Spring Colours
CES - Give me wings
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Free and Easy
Pink Gem Challenge - Fairies

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Let it Snow!

Which it has done overnight, looks very pretty but hope it doesn't hang around to long.
Made a start on Christmas cards - hope to keep up the production so I don't have a last minute rush.

I have used a Pink Gem stamp called Chloe Skating, coloured with Promarkers and die cut the flower and sentiment, and added silver glitter to the ice and fur.  The backing paper is from the SWALK Winter Collection from Crafters Companion.

I am entering this into the following challenges;

Winter Wonderland - Blue and White
CHNC - Use a Die-Cut
Crafting for all Seasons - Blue and White
Jelly Park - Winter Wonderland
Christmas Crafting - Blue Silver and White
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes - Birthday Hop

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Sweet Stampin' - The One I Love

I think this will be a popular challenge in blogland this week.  We are being sponsored by Stamp and Create


With a great $20 voucher for the winner


For my card I have used the very popular image from Saturated Canary and coloured with Promarkers.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Joanna Sheen - Love is in the air
Crafty Purple Frog - Valentine/Show us some love
Bling it on - Love is all around
Truly Scrumptious - Love and hearts
By The Cute And Girly - Love is in the air
My Mum's Craft Shop - Fab n' Funky


Sunday, 29 January 2012

Look - No pink, purple or blue.

This is a real change for me not using any of the above colours!  I have used one of the new digi images from Pink Gem.  This one is called Faye with flowers, I have coloured her with Spectrum Noir pens, added glitter to her wings, punched the flowers and embossed part of the background.  The backing paper is one I have had for ages and I think it was a freebie with a magazine.

 I am entering this into the following challenges.

Pink Gem - Sketch
Crafty Catz - Things with wings
Cute Card Thursday - You're a Gem
The Secret Crafter - Ribbon
Stampin' for the weekend - Embossing
Digi Doodle - Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time - Use a digi

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Love is in the air

Herewith my second easel card, really getting into these now.  I have used one of the SWALK images from Crafter's Companion and coloured with Promarkers and Spectrum pens.

I am entering this into the following challenges;

Crafter's Companion - Love is in the air
Oldie but Goodie - Have a Heart (stamp over 6months old)
Cupcake Craft - All you need is love
Winter Wonderland - Easel Card
Daisy Doodles - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes
My Mum's Craft Shop - Flowers