Monday, February 28, 2011

I have been lucky to have received 2 awards.

Sorry it has taken a while to post these but I have been busy of late. Here goes now...

The first was from Dianne

The rules for this one are

1. Make a post linking back to the person who gave you this award.

2. Share 7 random things about yourself.

3. Award 15 recently discovered blogs wih this award.

4. Contact these bloggers and tell them they've won this award.

My 7 random things are -

1. Obviously I love crafting as much as I can.

2. I am scared of spiders.

3. I love to potter in my garden and sit by my chimnea in the evening.

4. I have a fear of water and boats.

5. I love vegetables, especially brussel sprouts

6. I enjoy cooking and baking.

7. I love to meet my friends for lunch.

Now the hard part... I don't think I could find 15 recent discovered blog but I will list a few...

My second award was from Vee

This time I have to -

1. You have been tagged, do you accept? 'of Course!' then create a post on your blog and post love blog photo.

2. Link back to the person who gave you the award and say you accept.

3. Choose 3-5 of your favourite blogs to tag, link these to your post too and tell the

lucky people they have been tagged. As the aim of this award is to bring unknown good blogs to light, please don't tag someone with 3000 followers.

These are my nominated blogs -





Ruth has released a new set of spring digi images. They are all beautiful spring flowers. I used these lovely snowdrops to make this simple card. The great thing about digi images is you can resize to suit the card. Pop over to A Passion for Stamps to see them all.
I also used Pomarkers, Cuttlebug dots, chalks and Studio G sentiment.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Spring... oh how I wish it was spring, and the lovely weather, things growing and flowers blooming. It has felt a long winter this year. This card is to cheer me up. I used one of Ruth's new spring digital images . Isn't it cute...
I also used Promakers to colour and Nesties to make the frame and that is about it, very quick and simple.
I am entering this card into the following challenges.:-

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Don't you think the weeks are just flying by?

It's Tuesday again and another challenge and tutorial on Top Tip Tuesday.

This week is the other teams turn and Maggie has a very informative tutorial on inserts. Definately worth a look.

The challenge this week is

'Bling It On'

Let's see all that glitter and sparkle...

Friday, February 18, 2011

thank Heaven...

This is the card I have made with Eileens image. I decided on a baby girl card for no reason other I had these papers to hand.
I used Promarkers, Nesties, Liquid Pearls, Fiskars corner punch and the rest from my stash.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

less is more

This was a very quick card to make. I do like the 'less is more' style of card, I should make them a little more often. They can be so clean and fresh.
I made this card with Personal Impressions cherry blosson stamp coloured with Promarkers with a dab on glitter. I used a Nestie circle to chalk a blue hue ans added a rub on sentiment. I finished with a Martha Stewart corner punch.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Top Tip Tuesday

Challenge this week -All Stitched Up

Hello, it's my teams turn to host the tutorial and challenge this week at Top Tip Tuesday.

Anne has a great tutorial on stitching with your sewing machine. So the challenge this week is obviously 'All stitched Up'
My card is made with one of our sponsor's images Limited Runs Stamps this cute bear. My stitching is hand done and faux as my machine has a mind of its own at the moment and needing a service. I also used Pomarkers and Papermania papers, the rest is from my stash.
I hope you can join us ths week and we look forward to seeing your creations.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day card

Happy Valentine's Day

This is my card to Hubby
I made a small wordart book. After I had seem Carol's tutorial on Top Tip Tuesday, I just had to have a go. If you missed it go to Top Tip Tuesday and take a look for Tip #18.

I used DCWV papers, Cuttlebug Dots, Sizzlets and X-Cut heart punches and Dovecraft brads.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Paper Players

I had a lovely surprise yesterday, Kerin on Paper Players challenge blog chose my card as one of the Cut Above selection. It was my 'Love is in the Air' card below.

A Happy Valentine's Day to all. I will be back shortly with hubby's card...

Thursday, February 10, 2011

special challenge

Eilglas has a special challenge on her blog to celebrate the birth of her grandson, Tobias.
She has outlined rules for her challenge, I have shown these below:-
The Eiglas Challenge is not quite like most of the challenges out there - I am a stern taskmistress!LOL!

To be in with a chance of winning my prize this week I'd like to see the following:-
1) a card or other project which must be specifically for the birth of a baby. No children, toddlers, puppies or doe-eyed girls etc, just newborn babies.

2) the colour pallette can be for either a girl or a boy but please, no gaudy or very dark treatments (I'm very old-fashioned! LOL!)

3) I'd love to see at least one hand-made flower. I don't mean a bought one, I mean one you have made with your own fair hands. You can have as many Wild-Orchid Crafts type flowers as you like too!

4) I'd like to see, (but it's not mandatory) my Eiglas digistamp, 'Baby Toby' on the project . Please help yourselves to it and enjoy it! The only thing I ask is that you send me the link to any projects you make with him as I'd love to see them - preferably on this challenge! LOL! Also, if you'd please give a small credit to Eiglas if you publish him online or in a publication. Thank you so much!

Pop over and see the sweet image on Eiglas's blog.

for you

I just came across the new challenge Less is More. This just appeals to me, its nice to have a very simple card that could be used for lots of occasions. This is my card, not many ingredients used this time - Gingham paper, Woodware flower punch, a brad and the sentiment is part from a Popcorn bear set.
I am entering this card into the following challenges -

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Our challenge this week is -

In The Frame
Make a card or project using frames.

Also on this weeks on Top Tip Tuesday we have Vee with a great tutorial on Outside the Frame. This is one you really need to check out.

Our sponsors this week are

It's not my teams turn to make a card this week but I couldn't resist this cute image from Robyns Fetish. It just begged to be coloured and made into a card.

I used Robyns Fetish image, Promarkers, Nesties, Cuttlebug embossing folder & PB sentiment.

I am entering this card into the following Challenges -

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Love is in the Air

Tonight I have had a chance to play. This card has been so enjoyable to make and so simple.
I used a Penny Black image, promarkers, Nellie Sneldon die, Cuttlebug Dots, Martha Stewart border punch and the rest from my stash.
I am entering this into the following challenges :-

I have made these cards for my nieces' birthdays at the end of the month. They are twins so I always try to make similar cards but with a little difference between them (not always easy). This year I used these Papermania cup cake stamps, which are fun to use.
I also used Promarkers, Copics, Nesties, DCWV papers, Stickles, chalks and Liquid Pearls.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Wednesday, February 02, 2011


When I saw this sketch for Mojo Monday I knew exactly what I was going to make. It is my Daughter and Son-in-Laws Anniversary next month and this card will be perfect.

I used Cuttlebug Dots, X-cut and Woodware punches, Nesties and Sizzlets heart.

I am entering this card into the following challenges :-