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Saturday, 30 March 2013

Cooking with wine..... Dedicated to my dear friend Lynne Brierley.

Hi everyone,
Thank you for visiting my blog.
When i made this card i thought of my friend Lynne Brierley,
She loves to cook & she also likes the odd tipple or two,
I know she'll see the funny side.

Items used. 
White cardstock.
Backing card (Kanban)
Backing paper, from my stash.
Stamps (The Wine Buffs)
Leaf punch (
Half inch punch for the flowers.
Promarkers Satin, Hot pink, Blossom,Cool grey 3 & Ice grey 3.

Thank you for visiting my blog, i really appreciate all your comments.

Friday, 29 March 2013

Welcome little one.

Hi everyone, i hope you've found time to craft today,
I've been playing with a cute digi from

Close-up of bubbles,
bought from
That Craft Place.

Items used.
Digi (The crafting chef)
Background card from my stash.
Bubbles, Memory box (Loopy rings)
Promarkers, Satin, Pastel blue & Blossom.
Hair. Spectum noir (True black)

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

My DT card for LEJ Designs

Items used.
Postcard stamp. from my stash.
Bike (Memory box) Vintage bicycle.
Key. from my stash.
Hessian. from my stash.
Background card. from my stash.

The first prize picked at random will receive 4 digis of their choice
from LEJ Designs
The second prize picked at random will receive
5 packs of 1mm foam pads
5 packs of 2mm foam pads
5 packs of 3mm foam pads
5 rolls of 2mm foam tape

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Wanda Widow .......

Hi everyone, i hope you're having a lovely weekend,
I joined a new group this week
I was given the chance to make this card with their lovely digi
Wanda Widow.
Items used.
Free digi (Wanda Widow)
Free background.
Black cardstock.
Card candy.
I was also lucky enough to have one of my cards published in
Simply Cards & Papercraft.
I'm having a lovely week.

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Butterfly kisses ..... My DT card for The Crafting Cafe.

Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by.
I hope you'll join in our challenge this month over at
 Our sponsors are
The theme is "Your favourite colour"

Items used.
White cardstock.
Image (Delicious doodles)
Assorted papers from my stash.
Promarkers,Coral, Terracotta, Honeycomb, Burnt orange & Cocoa.
Butterflies. (Memory box die)
Computer (Sentiment)
Paper flower... Made with scraps of paper.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Hi everyone.... If you want a giggle come visit my blog x

Good morning to my lovely followers & visitors,
I just thought we could all do with a laugh,
If you know anyone you can send it to, you're quite welcome to copy it.

I do hope i brightened your day a little,
If this card proves to be popular & can post some more.
Enjoy your day x

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

I love Paris in the springtime........

Hi everyone,
I've suprised myself today, this is my second post.
This card is inspired by the song
"I love Paris in the springtime"
I hope you like it.
Items used.
Black cardstock.
White cardstock.
Tower (Spellbinders) French frills.
Small tower image (Free)
Heart stamp (Anita's)
Lace from my local stockist.
Text (Computer)
Heart embossed background (ProvoCraft)
Promarkers (Black & Berry red)
I would like to enter this card in the following challenge.

Easter bonnet .....

Hi everyone,
You wouldn't think it was spring with this nasty weather,
I hope you are all keeping warm & getting plenty of crafting done.
I thought i would show you the Easter bonnet i made,
It makes a change from a card,
I hope you like it.

Items used.
Bonnet..... Bought on holiday in Jamaica.
Green tutu netting.
Easter chicks (£ shop)
Flowers from my stash.
I would like to enter the following challenges.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Patchwork card.....

Today i thought i would see what i could make using my ProvoCraft patchwork die.

This is what i came up with.
Items used.
Lilac & White cardstock.
Kanban card (Patchwork)
Digi stamp (Crafty Sentiments)
Promarkers,Satin, Rose pink, Tan, Blossom, Grass, Leaf green & Tan.
Happy birthday stamp (from stash)
Pink hairband (from stash) unused i might add.
White card candy... coloured with Promarkers.
Balloon stamp (from stash)
Black cotton to tie the balloons together.
I coloured the base by just running a Promarker across (Leaf green)

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, i really appreciate it x

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

My DT card for LEJ Designs Challenge.

Here's a great challenge ladies over at
The theme this week is
Things with wings.
The first prize is a £10 Goody bag from Crafty Emblies.

The second prize is 4 digi stamps from
LEJ Designs.

Items used.
Digi stamp (Wings of time)
White cardstock.
Promarkers. (Satin, Tan, Pear green, Burnt orange & Cool grey 1.
Heart shape punch.
Angel hair.
ProvoCraft embossing folders (Hearts & Circles)
Brown background paper i won in a magazine.
Pearl hat-pin & pearl flower from my stash.
Stampendoos stamp (You're an angel)

Lady in red.....

Items used.
Black, White & Red cardstock.
Free images (Dancers & Music)
Lace from stash.
Guitar stamp (StampMan)
Promarker (Berry red) for guitar.
Ancient Page ink (Coal black)
Glossy accents (Guitar)
Basic craft items, foam pads, glue etc.
I made a basic easle card, cut & layered the images, added lace to the step of the card,
For the guitar, i stamped the image onto white cardstock, coloured it with a Promarker, cut it out, shaped it to give it dimention, then i coated it with glossy accents, then i added it to the card with foam pads.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges.
Something begining with F (Flamenco dancers)
Use two colours (Black & Red)
Anything goes.
Inspired by a song (Lady in red)

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Look what i found while sorting my craft room out.....

While i was having a good clear out in my craft room & various cupboards around the house, i found these magazines i've been published in, i've won lots of lovely prizes along the way.
I hope you find my articles of some interest.

 The second picture is all about my first craft fair.

The last picture explains why my craft group (Crafty Crafters) started raising money for our local Hospice.
To date we have raised over £3,000.
This year we got a lot of help from my wonderful FB friends,
I couldn't thank them enough.




Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Oriental lady..... I made a similar card for Michele Marsden, as a thank you...

I made this card using one of my favourite colour combinations.
Items used.
Kanban image & card.
Black cardtsock.
White cardstock.
Gold miri card.
Various punches from my stash.
Small skewers.

This is a similar card i made for Michele Marsden,
When she did a demo at my friend Diane's craft shop,
She was delightful & very chatty.
I really enjoyed that morning.

Cute as a button.........

Hi everyone, i hope you like my latest card.
Cute as a button.
Items used.
Kanban image.
Black cardstock.
White cardstock.Tim Holtz distress ink (Victorian velvet)
Black buttons.Spellbinders die (Sewing elements)
ProvoCraft die (Patchwork square)
Black Promarker (Stitching)
Computer (Text)
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges.



Friday, 1 March 2013

Thinking of you..... My DT card for Emma's Crafty Challenge.

Hi everyone, do you like vintage ? well this is the challenge for you.
Challenge No 14.
Our sponsor is the fabulous Debbi Moore.
The prize is issue 9 Inspirations Magazine,
With the CDs that accompany the magazine,
The shabby chic butterflies & flowers CD
The shabby chic victorian botanical CD.
The theme is Vintage,
It can be a card, scrapbook page or a 3D project.
So come on ladies, let's see what you can create.
Items used.
White cardstock.
Brown wrapping paper.
Free image.
Gold brads.
Gold button.
Tim Holtz distress ink (Walnut stain)
A recycled Fosters box.
It's straight forward really,I covered the card front with brown wallpaper, scrunshed some wrapping paper up,then rubbed it with distress ink, then i distressed the fosters boxwith the same ink & added the brads.