31 Aug 2012

Sugar Nellie 'Rosie'

Good evening
When I started making this card it was for the anything but square challenge over at Lili's Little Fairies but for some reason only known to myself I used a Sugar Nellie image!  Oh well not to worry - I enjoyed colouring this sweet image and it's another Christmas card to add to the box.

Card Recipe
Image ~ Sugar Nellie 'Rosie'
Papers ~ Magnolia 'Blue Christmas Holly'
Sentiment ~ Crafty Sentiments 'Christmas Circles'
I also used Go Kreate Square Frame Frilly #2 dies, Marianne D Anja's Leaves 1 and flowers/ribbon from my stash
The Poodles Parlour ~ Winged Things
Aud Sentiments ~ Christmas is Coming
The Perfect Sentiment ~ Anything Goes with a Sentiment
I'm now going to make myself a cuppa and head up to bed with the latest Cardmaking & Papercraft mag which arrived today.
Hope you have a lovely weekend :-)
30 Aug 2012

Natalie and Amy's Challenge ... #1

Good morning

Finally the day has come for our first challenge over at Natalie and Amy's ... it's a monthly challenge and a new challenge will be posted on the 30th of every month so plenty of time to enter :-) 

To kick off our first challenge is 'Anything Goes' and the girls have put together this FAB prize for one lucky winner:


Moving onto to my card ... Mulberry Wood are my fav Christmas stamps so far this year so I decided to use another one.  This time I have used Merry & Bright ... awww I love this cute image :-)
 Card Recipe
Image ~ Mulberry Wood Merry & Bright
Papers ~ Dovecraft Vintage Christmas 
Sentiment ~ Mulberry Wood (from the All Wrapped Up stamp set)
Ribbon ~  Dovecraft Modern Christmas 
I also used a 6 x 6 Scalloped card blank, Heart shaped gems,
Marianne D 'Anjas Leaves 1' and flowers/berries from my stash

Most of the products used on my card are available at Natalie and Amy's by clicking on the above links
Winter Wonderland ~ Red & Green
Stampavie and More ~ Animals 
Cutie Pie ~Borders & Frames
My Craft Creations ~ Anything Goes
(using Beader's or Crafter's Companion products)
Great Impressions ~ Anything with Animals
Creative Card Crew ~ Christmas
Hope you will join us and if you entered for the candy giveaways don't forget to check the challenge blog to see if you are a winner :-)

If you would like the chance to win a £20 voucher to spend at Natalie and Amy's check out my blog candy here.
22 Aug 2012

Rosie Posy ~ Sending Sunshine & Smiles

Good afternoon

Hope you are all well.  I have had a lovely couple of days with Chloe and Jamie ... yesterday we went shopping and had lunch out and today we had a picnic lunch in the lounge and watched The Muppets Movie :-)


Moving on to my card which I started last night but it just wasn't coming together so I got up early and finished it off this morning.  I found the image in my ''coloured images'' box which I coloured at the LOTV colouring class last May ... so I went with a pink & brown colour combo which also just happens  to be one of my favs!

Card Recipe

Image ~ LOTV Rosie Posy
Papers ~ Wild Rose Studio 'Vintage Rose'
Sentiment ~ Pink Gem Designs
Flowers ~ Wild Orchid Crafts
Organza rose trim ~ The Hobby House
Swirl ~ Joy Crafts die
Butterfly ~ Cheery Lynn die 


Llli's Little Fairies ~ Oh So Girly
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Summer Flowers

Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comments.
16 Aug 2012

Our Holiday :-)

Good evening

Well once again it's been over a week since I last posted but I haven't been crafting because we've had a lovely few days away in Stratford-upon-Avon and Gloucestershire.  We went to Stratford on a day trip back in May when we were away in Oxford for the bank holiday weekend and liked it so much decided to return.  However, it's the first time we had been to Gloucestershire.  We had 2 days in Stratford before travelling down to Brockworth which is well known locally for  the annual rolling of Double Gloucester Cheese down Coopers Hill!  We also went to Warwick Castle, Symonds Yat, Ross on Wye, Gloucester Quays and Bourton on the Water.  We also managed to squeeze in some swimming at the hotel!  It was lovely to spend some quality time together and the weather was pretty good ... it did rain a couple of days but had dried out by early afternoon.  

Anyway because I haven't made any cards for the last week I thought I would share a few of our holiday photographs.


The Nutcracker Christmas Shop in Stratford

Warwick Castle

Bourton on the Water

Symond's Yat

I hope to catch up with you all soon ... once I have tackled the washing and ironing!
8 Aug 2012

Dawn with Flowers

Good evening

We went over to see my Mum and Nan yesterday afternoon for a family BBQ ... everyone had a great time but we didn't get home until late and were feeling tired today so decided to have a lazy day at home.  Chloe and Jamie were happy watching the TV and playing on the X-Box so I decided to make a card using some of the new goodies I treated myself to from Natalie & Amy last week :-)


Card Recipe

Sentiment ~ Autumn Leaves circle stamp
Butterfly ~ No idea ... it has been lurking in my stash for years!
Gems ~ Stash

* available from Natalie & Amy


Divas by Design ~ For a Female
Papertake ~ Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge ~ Spots & Stripes

Right best go and iron my work clothes for the morning. Only tomorrow and Friday and then i'm off next week :-)

Thanks for stopping by and for all the lovely comments you leave me.

6 Aug 2012

Delivering the Presents

Good evening

Hope you are all well.  It's been over a week since I last posted a card but once again I have been busy as it's the school hols so no craft time!

Anyway yesterday morning I decided to get up early to make a card before I made a start on the housework.  Sorry it's another Christmas card but I really wanted to use one of my new Lili of the Valley stamps ... oh I love this little cutie :-)    

* Card Recipe *

Image ... LOTV Delivering the Presents
Papers ... Echo Park 'Wintertime'
Sentiment ... Mulberry Wood stamp set
Pearls, Button, Flowers & Twine ... Stash 

* Challenges *

Papertake ... Sketch
Christmas Card Challenge ... Something New (new stamp & papers)
The Ribbon Girl ... Bingo (3 down - image, button, twine)
Lili's Little Fairies ... Christmas in July & GDT call
Paper Play ... Layer It Up
Creatalicious ... Christmas in July

That's all from me ... now going to link up the challenges and sort out something for tea!

Thanks for stopping by and for all your lovely comments.