Saturday, 30 January 2016

Is Spring here yet? Let's ask Spring Bently by Digi Stamp Boutique........

Hiya peeps

Hope the start of the weekend finds you all well?
Ive had a fairly good week which is good for me. Ive been off & on with 
the crafting but at least Ive got some cards made. Below you
will find a card that Ive made for one of my carer's, Lisa, 
who is leaving the company on Sunday so Saturday morning 
will be my last time having her calling to care for me. 
I have used a fabulous digi from
and he was a joy to colour using my Harmony alcoholic marker pens
& one copic BG000 Pale Aqua (around the inside edges of the bear).
The spring green card stock used, for the base Decorative Grande Circles,
is from Papermill Direct with a mixture of cutting dies used,
mainly from Spellbinders.
Backing papers are an assortment from First Edition Paper pad called
Love Letters by Mindy Terasawa.
The beautiful 25mm light pink organza ribbon is from Mei Flower
The feathers, round pink dazzle & pins are from my own stash.

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

Just Us Girls, tic tac toe ribbon, pearls & layers used

613 Avenue Create #160  

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

All in Pink.... by All Dressed Up

Hiya peeps

A quick post tonight to show you a card that I made today using a beautiful digi from All Dressed Up. She is called Happy Birthday and I coloured her using my fine tip pens from Stabilo & WHSmiths (they have different shades in more or less the same colourways).  The Dies thats I used to cut her out and the pink card shes stuck to using an oval decorative die from Des-ire by Crafters Companion. Im sorry that I cant remember the dies name. The fancy swirl die cut is from DieNamics.  The pink lace and pink/white gingham check are both from my own stash but the "Just for you" and "Happy Birthday" "With Love" sentiment ribbon is exclusively available from Crafty Ribbons. The large pearl drops are also from my own stash.

I am entering this card in to the following challenges:

Facebook January Challenge  the theme being PINK

The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge  W/C Jan 20th

Crafting From The Heart #96 Always AG

Craft Your Passion Challenge #296 Always AG

All Dressed Up Challenge #47 & DT call Always AG must use ADU image though

Friday, 22 January 2016

Midway Reminder for Crafting Musketeers....

Hiya peeps,

This is my midway reminder for Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog #33, where the theme this month is New Beginnings. I am late with this as I wasnt well again,    The challenge this month will end on 28th January at 8pm, so you still have time to enter. Just click here to go to the main post for the challenge where you can add your link...
I have used an image from Lacy Sunshine called Cliff The Stork and added the sentiment Celebrate Baby & a baby in pram button. The base card is from Papermill Direct and is a lovely lilac colour. The backing papers, all card stock used and the button (from a new packet, first time I have brought these) are from my own stash. The ribbons are from Crafty Ribbons. I coloured the digi image using Harmony Alcoholic Marker Pens (brought from the newish shopping channel called Hochanda)

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Lacy Sunshine Bi-Weekly Blog Challenge Jan 10th AG

Get Creative Challenge #30, Something New  Jan 11th New item is the button

Simply Papercraft Challenge #21  Jan 15th Always AG 

Through The Purple Haze      Jan 26th AG

Tuesday, 12 January 2016


Hiya peeps....

A special post for you today about a very special sale but it ends on 
Friday 15th Jan.


Sunday, 3 January 2016

Its Quirky Crafts time for a Celebration.......

Hiya Peeps, 

My first design for this fabulous challenge blog, Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog where I have been given the choice of digi's from a wonderful company called Stitchy Bear Digi's & I chose Tying The Knot to use as my image for this challenge called "Celebrate". 
I coloured the image with a range of colours from Harmony alcoholic marker pens. The ribbons, Pink Congratulations, White Tying The Knot and White Mr & Mrs are all from & exclusive to Crafty Ribbons. With the white Tying The Knot ribbon & the pink Congratulations ribbon I made a pair of actual Ceremonial Wedding Knots to join the Tying The Knot and Mr & Mrs ribbons on the card. The embossed flocking on the base card was already on the card when purchased. 
You have until the 28th of each month to join in, I hope you will.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Christmas Snowflakes Reindeer in a Silhouette

Hiya peeps and a Happy New Year to you all
with my sincere thanks for all of your words of kindness
that you leave on my blog (occasionally) 

Ok, my first card of 2016 is for the new challenge over at

where the theme is always 
Anything Goes As Long As It's Christmas

As always, or as much as we can, because of our main sponsor,
we use an image from 

My card, dont ask me the measurements as I used a piece of scrap card,
trimmed off the edges to make it straight and then matt & layered
silver holographic card followed by a piece of 12x12 inch backing paper
from Craft Creations. I then added the printed digi of the 
Crafty Ribbons. These have been placed to look like a necklace 
and a harness of sorts. The sentiment cut in blue glitter is perfect
for this card as well as the white shiny snowflake buttons that I glued
into place on the right hand side of the card.
Im sure that even if I just used the reindeer digi on a piece of 
black card (leaving a small edge of white paper around the image) 
would suffice. 

I hope you like my card, and that you join in with our blog challenge