Friday, 28 February 2014

A Little Black Dress

At the beginning of the year I was lucky enough to win a $10 prize from Sweet Stamps Store and the store were very generous in reducing postage costs to the UK in order for me to cash in my prize.  Thanks ladies!

Anyway, I chose an Artsy Fartsy stamp called Black Dress & Shoes and today is this lovely new stamp's first outing!

Papers on my card are a mix of Basic Grey, Little Back Dress and MME, Lost & found - both lovely pads! My pearls are all from Hobby House courtesy of Pami and my fabby candy win last year.

Allsorts - Ladies day
Papertake - Great Sketch
Creative Moments - Swirls & pearls - Swirls on the dress and a string of pearls
Simon Says Stamp - Pearls
Crafting When We Can - Lots of Bling - Are pearls bling, hope so?

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Two Girls & Mom

As well as papers, I also got several new digi's for Christmas, and one of them was the one shown below - thanks Colin, you really do pick well!  It's called Two Girls and Mom and is by A Day For Daisies - it's found here.

So, I've kept my card quite simple, I've paper pieced the clothing on the image and coloured the rest by Promarker.  Papers are all off the scrap pile so your guess is as good as mine as to who they are by!

A Day For Daisies - Green
Sketch n Stash - 133 - My 2nd card using the sketch- this time rotated. New image old papers!
I Love Promarkers - Dies but no punches - Grass border die Jx

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Make it Sparkle

Morning all and welcome to the latest challenge over at Diva's by Design.  today we'd like to see you,

Make it Sparkle

So any sparkly project will do, and sponsoring us this time are Craft Bag - a new company to me but one that looks well worth a visit!

For my project, I went with a girly card using a gorgeous LOTV image and some rather old Doodlebug Papers.  The sketch I followed was one I used a couple of weeks back off a Christmas Sketch challenge - told you I'd use it again!

Anyway, that's my take on things.  For more inspiration check out what the rest of the DT did, Jx

PB@Allsorts - A bit more sparkle
Artistic Inspirations - For the kids
Craft It Up - Glitter
Digi Sketch Challenge - Glitter
I Love Promarkers - Dies not punches - balloon die

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Christmas Card No 10

Yeah...double figures and I'm ahead of the calendar!

CCWS - Super simple one Samantha - love it!
CHCC - Use a Sentiment
Chocolate Coffee & Cards - Teddy Bears
Holly Jolly Xmas - Ribbon or lace

Monday, 24 February 2014

Christmas Card No 9

This is a scheduled post this morning as I better keep off the computer today.  Rather a lot of time was spent crafting yesaterday so I best get on with jobs today.

So, another nice and flat, cheaper to post card again using vellum - thanks Wendy for booting me in the direction of it as I do love the finished cards.  Very simple but rather elegant I think!

Sorry the pic is a bit dark - night photos are never the best.

*New Day Light Photo Added!

ABC Xmas - D - Diecuts - the circles
CHCC - Use a sentiment
Winter Wonderland - The most wonderful time of the year - Create a Christmas card

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Lovely Lili of The Valley

I really should use these stamps more as the are just gorgeous!

Another sketch - another card! Christmas one next so I don't fall behind!

I Love Promarkers - A super sketch,
Cutie Pie Challenge - Spots & dots  Jx

Give Me A Sketch

...& I'm happy!

SSW2 - DSB image and a super sketch

Me Time!

Quick post today - aren't they all at the moment as I concentrate on production!

Sketch Saturday - Sketch 298
Sweet Stampin - Humour - So it had to be a Bugaboo!

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Easter Bunnies

Today's card uses a super PB image to make a Spring Birthday card, I do so love these jolly little fellows, and I thought I'd try and squeeze them onto the latest sketch at Sketch n Stash!

Sketch n Stash - 133 - Another lovely sketch to follow using a lovely old PB
PBSC - For someone special - SIL

Friday, 21 February 2014

Hepburn Dress

There are so many good digi stamps on the go now, it's hard to decide which one to use next.  I keep saying I must work my way through my rubber stamps, then a freebie like this one pops up and you know you just have to get it!

A Day for Daisies is such a generous company - lots of their freebies are just as good as their regular stamps and this one is a prime example.  Sorry I never got round to using it while it was still a freebie, but it's still available in their shop along with several other new freebies so check them out.

Sketch Staurday - Flipped the layout to suit the stamp - hope that's ok?
A Day For Daisies - Big heart & Hepburn Dress Digi
Crafty Hands - Embossing


Skipping Along

Well card production has certainly been skipping along this week - you may have noticed - lots of postings and a bit thin on comments.  Well there is a reason... my card box has been a bit busy of late, firstly there were several family & friends birthdays, and secondly - I'm fund raising again.

This year my chosen charity is not a health one but a country...I raising funds for

North East Scotland Support For Romania

A smallish local charity which supports families in Romania - more details here.

Anyway, my neighbour volunteers for them on a regular basis and has been out with aid on several trips - her next one is scheduled for Easter.  She and the team are currenlty fund raising to buy an adult push-chair for a young Romanian mad with major mobility problems as a result of having cerebral palsy.  So for the next few months I'll be selling my cards to raise funds for them.

I'll also be helping out at their bigger fund-raiser in March - an Intoxicating Tea Party.  Any of you heard of them?  Its a tea party served with a lovely china tea-set only it ain't tea in the's cocktails! How fantastic is that???

So pictures of that event to follow, but for now a card to join the box!

Ideas to Inspire - Name that Tune -Danni Minogue - Jump To The Beat

Thursday, 20 February 2014

MAWTT Sketch Time

Hands up who likes sketch challenges?

Me, I love them and always start there when making a new card, and this time over at Moving Along With The Times, guess what?  Hazel has drawn us a sketch!

So as long as the sketch is easily recognisable on your project we'd love to have you join us.

My card uses another fab digi by Mo Manning, and papers by Nitwits by LOTV.

The card was for Colin who was 17 earlier this week and who's favourite position is on our brown recliner, only he's more often seen with a text book and laptop as his accessories - NOT!

Laurie has very kindly put up a prize this time around so our lucky winner could have the lovely embellishment set shown below appearing on their craft table!

Artistic Inspirations - Masculine
A Little Bit Crafty - Man Up
Really Reasonable Ribbon - One for the boys
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything goes
Crafty Little Fairies - One for the boys

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Teddy Time

It's a while since I made a teddy card, so I thought I'd dig out old Tatty Ted and russel something up.  The end result being...

Papers are Doodlebug and Craft Creations and the colouring by Promarker.

Sweet Stampin - Sketch
Papertake - Lovely layers


Morning everyone and welcome to a new challenge over at An Oldie But A Goodie.  This time, Dips has chosen the theme of,

(Please remember to use something older than 6 months on your project and to tell us what it is.)

For my card, I had another go at vintage style, so that I could encorporate an old photograph onto my card. The photo is of my neighbour who celebrated her birthday this week - Happy Birthday Stella!  I have to admit I told her a pack of lies as to why I needed an old photo, so I could get one for her card.  We discussed it on her birthday and she said the day I ran off with the photo she truely believed it was for a vintage challenge.  It was only days later that the penny dropped and she realised I was up to something.

Papers this time are a mix of Basic Grey and MME, my oldie is the button and lace and the pearls are Hobbyhouse, from the lovely Pami.  My oldie is the photo and the lace and the flower is made following a super tutorial posted by Craftyloops.

Hobby House - Anything goes - the pearl brads are HH
Flat Friends - More than 1 fold.
Sweet Stamps - Fun folds
Allsorts - Use brads - Hobby House pearl ones
Little Claires - Monotone
Open Minded Crafting Fun - Monochrome

The prize this time around is a bag of buttons from Andrea.

Monday, 17 February 2014

Christmas Card No 8

Although I'm posting a Christmas card today, my thoughts are on Birthday - Colin turned 17 today and has his first driving lesson in half an hour.  Happy Birthday Colin and enjoy your lesson - think you will!

Back to my card now, and it uses a newer release Bugaboo Reindeer - I have so many of these reindeer now and I love them all.  He is resting on some LOTV paper then finished off with some twine/ribbon stuff and a button.

ABC Christmas - C for Chocolate Creams
SSW2 - Super sketch - sorry it's not a hexagon, but I don't have those dies. Jx

Friday, 14 February 2014

Balloon Bunny

This year I decided to use up the LOTV images I got as a freebie from a magazine over a year ago.  You know what it's like, you love them so much you don't want to use them in case you muck them up!

Well this is the second image I've used and its a fabulous image called Balloon Bunny!  Papers are Papermania Capsule - again quite old and my colouring by Promarker.

Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch 236 & Pearls & Lace
4 Crafty Chicks - Pearls
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet - Happy Birthday
Milk Coffee - Girly
Top Tip Tues - Girly
Come & Get it - Make it Girly

Thursday, 13 February 2014


I've had this image all coloured up and ready to go for ages - tonight it made it onto a card!

Papers - LOTV Nitwits.

Sweet Stampin - Sentiment only - Hope this Bugaboo counts?
Lacy Sunshine - Use a Sentiment


Christmas Card - No 7

I decided to make another Christmas card today after it became apparent I was in competition with a fellow crafter - so Hazel... I think I've caught up again!

I've also made it cause my diary says we are in fact on Wk 7 of 2014, and as the plan is a card a week, I was behind on production!

So here is today's offering

The stamp is a Hampton Art one from a few years back that simply everyone had!

Sketch Saturday - Sketch 296
Craft - Christmas

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

With Love

Morning all and welcome to another challenge over at Diva's by Design.

Today our challenge is simply...
With Love

A great theme wouldn't you say and one that I think will generate loads of lovely cards!

For my card I went with an ever so cute LOTV image, coloured with Promarkers then set on papers by MME.

My little floral corner is all made from dies punches and pearls!

Today's sponsor is the lovely Mei Flower and they are offering our lucky winner a great prize.

Sketch n Stash - Sketch 132
Artistic Inspirations - Valentines Day
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Hearts & Love
Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute Valentine
OLLC - Use a Heart
Stamp & Create - Love is in the Air
The Ribbon Girls - Use a Lili & ribbon
Crafty Little Fairies - Love
Lili of The Valley - Feb Monthly Challenge - Name that tune? - Love is in the Air by John Paul Young (1978)
Papertake - With a heart
Passion for Promarkers - Have a heart

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Snow Much Fun - Card 6

Another quick post today as I have comments to catch up on!

This time it's back to Christmas with Card No 6.

Papers are LOTV Nitwit scraps - not that using them has made a huge impact on scrap mountain!  The image is a gorgeous PB and the colouring as always done by Promarker.

CCWS - A super sketch & not one just for will see this one again!
CHCC - Dies or punches - I went with my Spellbinder dies... and talking of Spellbinder - anyone remember the comic?  Will have to Google that one, as it was a favourite of mine!
PB & More @ Allsorts - Make it Sparkle - glamour dust on snowball.


Monday, 10 February 2014

SSW2 - I do love my sketch challenges!

Just a quick post tonight as Lotty keeps helping me type!

A male card using the SSW2 sketch below and a Digi Stamp Boutique image.

SSW2 - Another lovely sketch to follow
Digi Stamp Boutique - February Challenge
I Love Promarkers - Birthday
Crafty Cardmakers - This is a Man's World
Crafty Bloggers Network - Boys

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Vellum or Parchment

Today's Wendy's first time hosting a challenge over at Moving Along With The Times, and she has chosen the theme of

Vellum or Parchment

Both mediums I don't tend to use, but Vellum is something I've bought in the past...then shoved in a drawer!

 So it was a vellum sheet, from a pad I bought in the January sales that I coupled to a gorgeous Mo Manning image.  Simple gold & white colour scheme and my 5th Christmas card of the year!

Drunken Stampers - Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles - Diecuts or Punches - Die cut square
Crimbo Crackers - Christmas happiness - well a choir is normally happy isn't it?
Papertake - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 4 February 2014


So, the 4th of Feb and still no significant snow! I know loads of people have had dreadful weather this year, but I have to admit, this year we have been lucky so far.

Today is a new challenge day at an Oldie But a Goodie and this time the theme is

( Please remember to use something older than 6 months on your project and to tell us what it is.)

I went with a CAS card again this time, and the Bugaboo image I used is older than 6 months.  Colouring by Promarker and glossy accents on the hearts.

The sentiments inside and out are computer generated and are the lysics from a great Beatles song.

The prize this time is this lovely Valentine set;

Sweet Stampin - Love/Valentine
A Gem of A Challenge - All You need is love
Addicted to CAS - Love
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Totally Papercrafts - Clean & Simple
Catch The Bug - Anything goes

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Sarah's Card

Today's card is for my niece next| month, I had already made her a card, but my sister snaffled it! This one uses a fab Tiddly Ink image, digitally paper pieced and some LOTV papers.

SSW2 - Any sketch & a twist - love paper piecing so not a problem!
Doodle Pantry - Any Digi
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes
Rogue Redhead Designs - Paper Piecing
Crafty Hands - Shades of the same colour