Thursday 28 March 2013

Saturated Canary Pretty Pastels

Hi everyone!
I'm sorry it's been a while since I have posted. I have picked up some extra hours at work and so I have been working for the last 6 out of 7 days (so much for being part time!) but with impending kiddies birthdays and new high school uniform to buy all the pennies are needed!
We have a brand new challenge starting today over at Saturated Canary and it's gonna be a fabulous one as we want you to use pretty pastels this time and here is what I did...
I have used papers from Papermania and Teresa Collins. My heart border along the top is Memory box and my tabs on the side have been cut with nesties fancy tags. My butterfly is little snippets and my flowers are WOC and Mulberry crafts and I have added cheesecloth under my layers.
I have coloured this wonderful Honey image which is available as digi from Saturated Canary or rubba here. I have coloured her with prisma pencils and have used a stempelglede flourish stamp around the edge of the image in dusty concord DI. I have also machine stitched all my edges.
Do check out what the rest of the team have made for this fabulous challenge!
I would like to enter this into..
Incy wincy use pastels, Love to create pastel colours, Party time tuesday anything goes, Simon says stamp anything goes and Paper shelter anything goes.
Thanks so much for coming by my blog again everyone!
Big hugs

Wednesday 27 March 2013

New challenge at Divas

Hi Folks
Sorry I haven't been by in a bit, busy working far too many hours at the moment!
I just wanted to give you a quick reminder that we have a new challenge today starting over at Divas by Design which is to USE SOME METAL on your creations.
I will be back tomorrow I promise!
Big hugs

Friday 22 March 2013

BLOG CANDY!!!!!!!!!

Yep, it's about time I had a blog candy. I'm just 1 away from 1000 followers so lets celebrate!
I'm not sure if I will lose my followers when Goggle reader goes but if I do you can always follow me with the linky underneath, via bloglovin (the link is in my sidebar) or via facebook!
However I still want to celebrate all those wonderful people who have helped me along my blogging journey and who leave me wonderful and inspiring comments.
So this is gonna be a BIG candy! I will post worldwide too!
Just a couple of mini rules..
1. Please be a follower if not already, it's lovely to have you here!
2. Please pop a piccy of my candy in your sidebar with link back to here.
3. Pop your name into the link at the bottom.
I do check when drawing the winner for these and also NO candy only blogs!
There are 4 paper packs of A4 paper in various colours, an A4 papermania cupcake pad, 2 packs of card blanks and envelopes, a prima mask, 3 sets of alpha stickers, adhesive buttons, a crafty sentiments clear stamp set, 2 embossing folders, 4 sets of Nellie snellen nesting dies, a Marianne creatables frame and flourish die set, a set of charms, a set of brads, A bazoo clear stamp set, 2 pink gem designs clear stamps, a crafty sentiments tag die, 2 sugar nellie manga stamps, a stampin up wooden sentiment set, An xcut heart border punch, various ribbons, paper and satin flowers, wooden butterflies, silver and white pearl ribbon sliders, flowers and sun embellishments from little snippets, multi coloured pegs in tub, various clay embellishments in tub and some metallic coloured flower centres. 
This candy will run until April 22nd (1 month)
Thanks for sharing and good luck everyone!
Big hugs

Thursday 21 March 2013

Divas by Design babies and toddlers

I know. I know it's Thursday and the Divas by Design challenge started yesterday but I figured that as I had my midweek magnolias post already on for the wednesday this one could sneak up a day late, well the boss can't tell me off now can she, cos thats me lol!
So here I am for Divas by Design who are proud to be sponsored by the brilliant Bunny Zoes this week and we have a challenge theme of Babies and Toddlers so we want to see your creations featuring those or for those. I had another commissioned baby card for this one...
Yes it's the same image and layout as the previous baby card I made last week but this is what was requested, though I gave this one a hint of green with the pink. My papers are first edition, my butterflies little snippets, lace and flowers wild orchids and pearls from the hobby house.
It's saturated Canary butterfly baby again coloured in prisma pencils. It doesn't surprise me that this darling is so popular. I have also stamped around the edges with an SU flourish stamp in victorian velvet DI.
Do check out what the rest of the team have made for this challenge, such stunning work by the Divas this week!
I would like to enter this into...
BunnyZoes girly, Stamp with fun anything goes, Craft your passion ribbons or lace, Love to create anything goes, Bearly mine anything goes, ABC J for just as you like, One stop craft anything goes and No matter which anything goes.
Thanks for coming by my blog again friends!
Big hugs

Wednesday 20 March 2013

Midweek Magnolias - Roses

Morning everyone!
I hope you all had good weekends and a fab beginning to your week (now that we are already half way through!)
Well, Caleb had his Tea Kwon do grading on Saturday, he has only been going a few weeks and it was super cute to watch! He did one of the best push ups for a 5 year old that anyone had seen aww! Anyway he moved up to his intermediate white/yellow belt (yay)
Than I decided to take on the mammoth job of sorting out my craft area (why?!) I knew it wouldn't be a small job, but seriously I am just creating mess all over the lounge right now!!
I promise if I ever get it sorted it will take photos to prove it"
Well, it's challenge time again at Midweek Magnolias. Thanks to all those of you who joined in with our birthday hop and my first DT assignment it was a huge success!
Our challenge this time is "Everythings coming up roses" so we want to see roses on your creations along with a Magnolia stamp of course! Here is my card...
I'm afraid I have to apologise for my card today I wasn't really feeling it in amongst all my crafty mess!
I have used First edition hideaway papers along with butterflies from little snippets, sentiment from LOTV and flowers from WOC and Mulberry crafts,
This is one of my fave Tildas. I do have some of the new Magnolia Easter collection which I have just bought especially for this years Easter cards but this one I just love and had to use her again! I have coloured her with prisma pencils and edged with a stempelglede stamp in spiced marmalade DI.
Do check out the rest of the stunning creations from the team this week!
And what about that Candy and card from last week?
Well I popped my comments into Mr random and he picked out my winner as......
Please can you e mail me at with your postal address so I can send your goodies out to you!
I have also noticed I have hit 999 followers (whoop whoop just 1 short of 1000) of course this is soon to be pointless as Google reader is going and taking all my lovely followers with it but I'm sure we will find  a way around it and until then I want to celebrate all you lovely folks sharing in my crafty venture so I will be generating a candy to celebrate really soon!
Thanks for coming by again!
Big hugs

Friday 15 March 2013

Stampin for the weekend - Childs play

Morning everyone! I hope you are all keeping well out there in blog land! 
It is still really cold here in Cheshire, no snow and even sunshine occasionally but freeeeezing! I hope it warms up before the Easter bunny comes! Did I mention I had given up chocolate for lent? Mmmm I'm finding that harder than I thought I would ya know, roll on Easter so I can gorge on chocolate eggs!
Today over at Stampin for the Weekend we have a brand new challenge for the next 2 wks which is Childs Play, so we want to see babies or children on your creations.
We are super lucky to be sponsored by the fab Live & Love crafts and here is what I have made...
This was a commissioned card, hence the personalisation. I have used stunning Echo park papers, a large heart doily, lace and flowers from WOC with some flowers from mulberry crafts and butterflies from little snippets.
My beautiful image is the darling butterfly baby from Saturated Canary which is produced for the butterfly babies charity. I have coloured her with prisma pencils and have stamped a stempelglede stamp in tattered rose DI around the edge.
I would like to enter this sweetie into...
Flutterby Weds anything with wings, Cute card thurs anything goes, Aud sentiments girl power, Happy campers butterflies and In the pink flowers.
Thanks for coming by my blog and do check out what the rest of the team have made for this challenge.
Big hugs

Thursday 14 March 2013

Saturated Canary - Read all about it

Happy Thursday friends!
If you are looking for the Midweek Magnolia's birthday blog hop please go HERE.
Well, its that time again already! Yes another 2 wks has flown by and it's challenge time again at Saturated Canary. Have you seen some of the stunning new digis available in the shop? (swoon)
However, I chose one of the older easter digis to make my card for today.
Our challenge is read all about it. Which means we want you to include text somewhere on your creations, or make something book related ie bookmarks or just make something inspired by a book.
I chose to make my first Easter card of this year and have used text on my backing papers. Actually the easter text is a papermania small card which I have cut down and used as a backing paper. The other papers are MME. I have also used wicker jute from Joanna Sheen. My butterfly is from Kays kreative korner, my flowers are Mulberry crafts and Kort & godt. My chipboard corners are MIC and my sentiment is LOTV.
Cute Murray was coloured with prisma pencils and I have machine stitched all my edges
I would like to enter this into...
Creative stamp friends spring colours, Kaboodle doodles dimension, Papertake weekly 1 2 3 (1 Butterfly, 2 chipboard corners, 3 pearls), Bearly mine Easter, LCI springtime, Stampavie and more Easter, Fab and funky add a sentiment and Paper shelter Easter.
Thanks so much for coming by my blog again friends. Do check out what the rest of the amazing team have been up to with this brilliant challenge!
Big hugs

Wednesday 13 March 2013

Happy Birthday blog hop at Midweek Magnolias

Hello lovely blogging friends! My apologies for such a prolonged absence from my blog. However, today I am here with exciting news!!!!!!
It's Midweek Magnolia's 1st birthday blog hop and guess who is the new teamie on the block?!!! Yes it's me! I am thrilled to be part of such an extraordinarily talented team and to be able to participate in the brilliant blog hop too!
There are amazing prizes to be won on each of the DT's blogs and not only that but the winner from each blog will receive the card made by that DT member too! You need to pop over and follow the Midweek Magnolias blog and comment on all the DT blogs as you hop along.
If you have come here from the lovely Teresa's blog, you are in the right place! Here is my "birthday" make for the hop....
I have used stunning Websters pages for my card (paper addict over here!) I just love these spring colours! I have also used some flowers and lace from WOC, Bling from Prima, butterfly from Kays Kreative korner and ribbon from SU.
My gorgeous Tilda has been coloured with prisma pencils, isn't she just too cute?! I have framed her with a nesties frame and added a tonne of crackle paint to the edges as standard!
I have used tiny letters from Adornit for the sentiment along the bottom. So do you fancy winning this card? how about a little magnolia prize too?!...
I have up for grabs a vintage Magnolia Tilda with easter egg stamp, Sweet wonderful Tilda from the sweet rainbow 2011 collection, Mini Tilda Ice ballet princess stamp, Happy spring ribbon reel from American crafts and 2 pink bling ribbon sliders.
 I will pick a random commenter from my post for his prize and the card. Entry is open worldwide!
From here you now have to hop along to Penni's Blog.
If you want to start back at the beginning just hop back to here to start.
I am entering my card into these challenges..
Thanks for coming by my blog everyone!
Don't forget to join in for your chance at a super prize from Magnolia in Sweden and a chance at this stunning prize too..
Big hugs

Thursday 7 March 2013

Marvelous Magnolia - Anything goes

Hi everyone! Well this will be my last post for Marvelous Magnolia. It has been great fun working with these ladies and I have enjoyed the challenges. 
What better way to end than on an anything goes challenge right?! So this is what I made for today...
My papers are Pion with an array of flowers from WOC, beautiful big butterfly from Kays Kreative Korner and gorgeous wooden fencing from one of our sponsors this week HobbyCutz.
I have used this gorgeous Tilda in Ugg Boots for the challenge. I have to say I love my Ugg boots very much and they are candy pink just like Tildas! I have coloured her with prisma pencils and have used a stempelglede flourish stamp around the image with a Tim Holtz Post card stamp on the edge. I have painted the HobbyCutz fence with crackle paint.
Do check out the stunners from the rest of the team this week!
I would like to enter this into...
Created with love anything goes, Fashionista challenge pink, Papertake weekly anything goes, The inky chicks use a magnolia image, Flutterby weds anything goes, MDU Especially for you and Totally gorjuss anything goes with pink.
Thanks so much for coming by my blog again
Big hugs

Tuesday 5 March 2013

Sylvia Zet at Crafty Boots

Hi folks, hope you are all having a good week so far! It is lovely to see the sun but it would be nicer if it was a tad warmer don't you think!
Today I am giving my Monthly Shout out for the fab stamps over at Crafty Boots store.  There is even more fabulous brands now in Stock including the wonderful Sylvia Zet stamps..
I have used gorgeous Teresa Collins papers for my card along with lace and flowers from WOC, Butterfly from Kays Kreative Korner and sentiment from LOTV.
This is "Peggy" and she has been coloured with prisma pencils, such a cutie! I have also used a LOTV grunge stamp around the edge.
Do check out the inspiration over at the Crafty Boots blog with some of the fabulous products you can buy!
I would like to enter this into..
Dream Valley Ribbon and bling, Pile it on happy birthday, No matter which anything goes, By the cute and girlie favourite things (Butterflies and flowers), Addicted to stamps bring on spring, My mums crafts shop spring has sprung and Paper playtime anything goes. 
Thanks for coming by my blog again everyone!
Big hugs

Saturday 2 March 2013

Use lace at SFTW

Hi everyone!
We are happy bunnies here as our daughter got into her chosen high school yesterday. It wasn't really that much in doubt but it is nice to have it in writing! That means that I will have both my girls in high school by September (what a scary thought)
Also ,yesterday, a new challenge started at Stampin for the weekend. We are so lucky to be sponsored by the incredibly Talented Rick St Dennis, who gave the DT some superb images to play with!
Our challenge is to use lace (and of course stamping) somewhere on your creations, and we have a new look blog too, check it out!
I love these gorgeous MME papers such stunning colours! My lace and ribbon were from my stash, my bling is prima, my butterfly little snippets and my flowers are from Mulberry crafts.
This is one of Rick's gorgeous images "Rikki". I love how Rick has much more "grown up" images as opposed to the cutesy style, great for the more discerning lady!
I have coloured her with my prisma pencils.
Do check out the stunners from the rest of the team!
I would like to enter this into..
MAWTT Lovely ladies, Craft us crazy anything goes, Crafty ribbons anything goes with ribbon, Papercrafting journey bingo (sentiment, buttons, flowers) and delicious doodles yellow. 
Thanks so much for coming by my blog everyone!
Big hugs

Friday 1 March 2013

Black with 2 new challenge!!!

It's the first of the month again which means a new challenge over at Black with 2!!!
Here is the stunning colour combo for you to use this time..
What a stunning and striking colour combination for you to use on your cards and LOs and here is my creation for this month.
I have used some basic grey papers along with DCWV Immortal love stack (the stunning Twilight inspired paper collection), bling swirl from Prima, butterfly from Kays Kreative korner, metal sentiment frame from Tim Holtz and flowers from WOC.
I have used this gorgeous Dilly Beans image and coloured her with prisma pencils. The birthday card was for a lady who drives a truck for a living so I didn't want to go all pastel and girlie for her but still wanted something feminine and glam, I hope I achieved this!
We would just love it if you joined us this month. We are just getting started with the card challenge and would love some more entries. Using black is not as big a challenge as you might think and creates a striking element to your card!
Do check out what the rest of the team have created in LOs and cards.
Thanks so much for coming by my blog again everyone!
I want to enter this into..
Kaboodle doodles bling, Creative card crew birthdays, Ladybug crafts Ink use a number, Flutterby wednesday 3 or more layers and Whimsy add some metal.
Big hugs