Friday, 31 May 2013

A golden wedding card

Morning everyone! How is everyone today? Getting ready for a fun weekend? I am working again over this weekend so if we have nice weather like we did last weekend I'm not likely to see that much of it!
Today I have a card commission to show you, a golden wedding anniversary card. Well, this sort of thing scares me lol! I always imagine golden wedding cards to be simple flowers with lots of gold shiny bits! But I figured why not have a nice couple with some warm gold colours? So this is what I did..
I have used papers from Black market paper society, jute and flowers from WOC with some flowers from The ribbon girl too. My key is Creative expressions and my butterfly is prima.
My beautiful couple are from Tiddlyinks and I have coloured them with prisma pencils. I have edged with an SU flourish stamp in gold ink.
I adore the warm colours on this and the simply beautiful image. I have forever changed the face of my anniversary cards lol!
Thanks so much for coming by my blog everyone, it's lovely to read your comments!
Big hugs

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Midweek Magnolias Make it sparkle

Hellloooooo out there! Yep I've been absent yet again! I'm sorry folks I have no idea where my time goes ya know lol!
This week we are bustling around with the noise of children off at half term and then we are all popping off on our hols soon for a few days break so it's all go here!
 I hope everyone else out there is keeping well!
We have a brand new challenge over at Midweek Magnolias today and it's "make it sparkle"
I have used Pion papers for my card double mounted on pink and kraft cardstock. I have used a tonne of stickles sparkle on the edges of the kraft cardstock and on the flowers but the photo doesn't show that well!
My flowers are from LLC, WOC and Petal Lu. My foliage die cut is magnolia, my bling flourish and wooden ticket prima and my butterflies little snippets.
My sweet Tilda has been coloured with prisma pencils. I have mounted her on a nesties frame and have given her the shabby pink frantage treatment. She also has uber sparkly shoes thanks to stickles again!
Do check out the beautiful creations from the rest of the team and don't forget to join in for a chance to win a stunning prize from Magnolia in Sweden!
Thanks so much for coming by my blog friends.
Big hugs

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Hair that's different at saturated Canary

Hello everyone I hope you are all well!
It's a new challenge over at saturated Canary today and we have a great one for you, Hair that's different! So no bulk standard hair colours but something a bit funky, I had a great time with this..
I used Teresa Collins papers for my card with flowers from WOC and the ribbon girl. My flourishes are prima, my sentiment ticket Pink Gems and my butterfly from Kays.
I have used one of the saturated canary rubber stamps from the new fairytale collection, she is called Tilly. I have coloured her with prisma pencils and have added some sparkle to her wings and fairy dust with glamour dust. I have given her a blue/pink dip dye treatment on her hair, I would love to have hair this colour!
Do check out the stunners from the rest of the team and we have a brand new teamie too so pop across and say Hi to Becky!
hanks for coming by my blog again friends
Big hugs

Monday, 20 May 2013

Some Odd Girl at Crafty Boots store

Good morning folks! A happy start to the week I hope?!
I've been neglecting my blog a bit again, sorry. I have been busying myself behind the scenes and have also had lots of family stuff to do lately with SATs week and parents evening, but there is just 1 wk left of school and then I will have 3 kiddies about demanding my attention again!
Today I am showcasing one of the stunning Some Odd Girls stamps that you can buy at Crafty Boots Store, this is Royal and she comes with a little sentiment too!
I have used Bazill basics papers with lace and flowers from WOC, spirally bits from the ribbon girl, butterfly from little snippets and pearl flourish from Prima. I have actually used a LOTV sentiment not the one that comes in the stamp set.
I have coloured this sweetie with prisma pencils and have edged in Victorian velvet ink with stempelglede stamps.
Do pop by the store blog and become a follower so that you get to see all the inspiration from the DT with the fab stamps available in store!
Today I am entering this into..
Whoopsidaisy may flowers, One stop craft anything goes, Crafting when we can lime green and pink and The squirrel and the fox here come the girls, 
Thanks for coming by friends
Big hugs

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Birthdays at Midweek Magnolias

Hi everyone! Sorry for the lateness of my post today, we had parents evening last night and it was lengthy! All was well, thank goodness, but it did mean a late tea and less time for valuable crafting last night!
But I am here at last with my DT card for midweek Magnolias and our theme is "birthdays"
I have to say I'm not overly keen on my card today tho!
My gorgeous papers are Pion and I have used some flowers and jute from Wild orchid crafts, other flowers from Kort & Godt. My embroidered butterfly is little snippets, my on the edge butterfly die Tim Holtz and my wooden tag is prima.
My sweet Hula hooping Tilda has been coloured with prisma pencils and then mounted on some foam to help her pop out a bit. I have used stempelglede stamps in dusty concord ink on the paper underneath.
Do check out the rest of the fab teams creations and also make sure you enter for a chance at that amazing prize from Magnolia in Sweden!
I would like to enter this into..
By the cute and girlie flowers, Crafty calendar blooms and blossoms, cupcake crafts lots of layers, Bearly mine lucky dip (flowers,gems and die cuts) and Fab and funky fave embellishment (flowers).
Thanks so much for coming by my blog friends!
Big hugs

Monday, 13 May 2013


Er, yes you read the title right! I do not do CAS and as a rule I don't do male cards either, just not enough fluff, fancy and flowers for my liking! That being said, sometimes you just have to and it's my nephew's 13th birthday today so I had to make a simple boy card for a teenager!
Of course the perfect place for teenager style images for boys has got to be Mos, so here is my CAS card..
I have used Authentique papers for my card with kraft cardstock and a sentiment from Waltzing mouse. I have machine stitched all my papers and tied a piece of twine behind a button for my minimalist embellishments!
This is Mos fab image "Paul texting" who is just perfect for teenage boys! I have coloured him with prisma pencils of course!
I guess cards like this are all about the image so you need to choose a good one!
I am entering this into Mos challenge CAS, Sweet stampin clean and simple and Our creative corner anything goes.
Thanks for coming by my blog!
Big hugs

Friday, 10 May 2013

Buttons at SFTW

Morning everyone!
Well, what a wet and miserable end to the week we are having! Nothing like a British spring/summer to dampen your spirits lol! At least I don't feel guilty about being cooped up over my crafting desk and not out soaking up the sun!
I am feeling a bit yuk today. Nothing major just trying out a new diet and I really am so poor at dieting! I can handle not eating carbs in the form of bread, rice, pasta or cereal, in fact I am happy to eat salad everyday! But I long for chocolate and biscuits and all the yummy sugary stuff! So I am having a sugar withdrawl today and need to battle against my will!
To distract me, how about a new challenge at Stampin for the weekend?
It's BUTTON IT UP this time so break out your buttons and don't forget to use stamping too!
We are sponsored by the fab Bugaboo (whose image I have used) and Scrappiness who do some stunning digi papers and kits! I have used lots of scrap paper on my card today (what a good girl!) along with a heart shaped doily, some lace and rose binding, flowers from WOC and LLC, butterflies from Prima, banner die from la la land and sentiment from LOTV (with my tiny button attached!)
My sweet ballerina image from Bugaboo has been coloured with prisma pencils. I have used some shabby pink frantage around the edge and added a pink pearl string from the ribbon girl.
Do check out the stunning creations from the rest of the team!
I am entering this into..
Pennys paper crafty die cuts, Crafts and me lace, Crafting by designs remembering our childhood (I used to do ballet lol!), Flutterby wednesday open, Whimsy anything goes and Papercrafting journey anything goes.
Thanks so much for coming by my blog again everyone!
Big hugs

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Saturated Canary Challenge - Emerald

Good afternoon lovely people! Well I have not long been back from a jaunt out with the dog. I have no idea what possessed me to walk for just under 2 hours! In the end she was just dragging me along but we made it! She is now tucked up fast asleep and my legs feel like lead!
So I'm sticking to crafting for the rest of the day especially as it is raining!
There is a new challenge today over at Saturated Canary and we have the fabulous theme of 
Here is my card this time....
I used some papers from my stash including this glitter green sheet which is just bling-a-licious! My sentiment frame is Tim Holtz which has been frantaged and my flowers are WOC. My stunning butterfly is from Kays with the rest from my stash.
This is beautiful Princess Honor, she has been coloured with prisma pencils and I have used stempelglede stamps around the edge and some shabby blue frantage. I have also used picket fence crackle paint on everything!
Do check out the stunners made by the rest of the team!
I am entering this into..
Craft your passion floral delights, Kaboodle doodles for the ladies, Papertake weekly anything goes,  Creative card crew bling, Simon says stamp things with wings and ABC M is for make it sparkle
Thanks a million for coming by my blog friends.
Big hugs

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Divas by Design Anything goes

Hello my lovely friends how are you all? Have you been enjoying this glorious weather?
Today we are having oe of those fabulous ANYTHING GOES challenges over at Divas by Design so why not come and join us? There is a fab prize from Iva Nova Chest up for grabs!
Here is another commissioned card I have made in mono style with my fave Mo Manning image..
I have used papers from Black market paper society with lace and flowers from WOC, butterfly from Kays Kreative Korner, Key from Joanna sheen, bark heart from LLC and bling flourish from prima.
My gorgeous image is from Mos HERE. I really need to buy some more as some of the new ones are just too cute!  I have coloured in with prisma pencils in varying shades of grey. The stamping around the edge is a Tim Holtz postage stamp.
I would like to enter this card into..
Wild orchids 3 or more different flowers (there are poppies, roses, cherry blossoms and more on here!), Mos challenge anything goes and Fussy and fancy anything goes.
I also made some cupcakes yesterday for a friend who was visiting her other friend who had a baby girl recently...
I went very pink, even with the icing bears!
Thanks so much for coming by my blog everyone. Don't forget to join us at Divas if you can!
Big hugs

Monday, 6 May 2013

GDT at Fashionista challenge

Hello friends!
Today i am GDTing over at Fashionista challenge. I was lucky to be picked in the top 5 from one of their last challenges which gave me a GDT spot for them.
This challenge is Shabby/Vintage. I do love a bit of shabby right now..
I have used papers from Pion and Teresa Collins along with a heart doily, flowers from WOC, The ribbon girl and LLC. My lace is also WOC and my butterfly is Kays.
My sweet Tilda has been coloured with prisma pencils and sits on a nesties frame. I have used aged aqua frantage around the edge of my image this time and lots of white crackle paint on everything else!
I apologise for the "blueness" of my photos. I did white balance them but clearly they have remained just a bit blue!
Do check out the challenge over at Fashionista, it's an easy one to join in on!
I am entering this into..
Creative Inspirations birthdays, Crafts and me floral frenzy,  Crafty ribbons anything goes with ribbon, Happy campers use lace, Fairytale a special occasion and Totally papercrafts flowers and lace.
Thanks so much for coming by my blog friends!
Big hugs

Thursday, 2 May 2013

A commissioned baby card

Happy Thursday friends!
Firstly please scroll down to the post below to see who has won my candy for the launch of A creative Romance!
Well, I'm not even here with my DT hat on today!
I have a commissioned card to show you today that I was recently asked to make through my Facebook selling page. A fabulous baby girl card.
There is a mixture of papers on here, some Tim Holtz and some mulberry and tissue paper from my stash. I have used some lace and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Pearled lace and frantage from Live and Love crafts. Butterfly from Little snippets, bling flourish from prima and sentiment from Waltzingmouse.
My sweet sleeping baby Tilda stamp is just perfect for baby cards, she has been coloured with prisma pencils and I have used a kaisercraft postage stamp again in Worn Lipstick DI around the edge. I have also used shabby pink frantage around the edge of the image too as well as on my little star charm.
I would like to enter this card into...
Wild orchids twine, The inky chicks shabby chic and Fab and funky lots of pink.
Thanks so much for coming by my blog everyone!
Big hugs

Winner of A creative romance candy!!!

Hi everyone!
It's time to announce the winner of my candy for the launch of A creative Romance
and my candy goes to...
Yay congrats Wendy! I will contact you about the candy soon!
Do check out the rest of the DTs blogs to see who has won all the different candys and then pop over to the Challenge blog for our fab Launch candy
You will need to pop this badge on your blog with a link back to A Creative Romance, then become a follower of the blog and leave your name in the linky, there are some amazing prizes up for grabs from our fab sponsors!
Thanks so much for popping by today!
Big hugs

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Lovely lace at Midweek magnolias

Hello my lovely blogging family! It's been a good few days again hasn't it?! My son had a wonderful birthday , thank you to all the well wishers!
Here is our party table ready to be descended upon...
And here is the birthday boy enjoying the chocolate fountain!....
And this was the cake I made him for his special day..
I should have uploaded those all earlier but I also worked some extra hours over the weekend due to someone being sick at work!
Today, however I have a new card to show you for the challenge over at Midweek Magnolias.
Don't forget there is always an amazing prize from Magnolia in Sweden up for grabs!
Our theme this time is Lovely Lace...
I promise there is lace on my card! You just know how good I am at hiding these things! I have used Echo park papers along with lace and some blooms from Live and Love crafts, beaded curly thingy from the ribbon girl, wooden ticket is prima and my butterfly is from Kays Kreative Korner again.
How adorable is this Tilda?! I have coloured her with prisma pencils and have mounted her on a nesties frame. I have used a kaisercraft postage stamp around the edge and have used shabby pink frantage on my image (also from live and love crafts)
Do check out the rest of the stunning creations from my teamies at the challenge blog and do join us for a chance at that incredible prize!
Thanks so much for coming by my blog again folks.
Big hugs