Friday, 26 June 2009

My first venture into Miss Anya!

Hi All,

Well I was bad at the weekend and had a bit of a treat myself time, spent far too much money but am hiding the receipts so it'll stay our little secret! Among my purchases were the greeting farm's miss anya set. Have spent a few days playing with them and I love them already!!!

Here's a card I made with one, which also works for these challenges:
Moving Along with The Times - I used their sketch

Whimsy Stamps Challenge - Recipe challenge: We want you to create a project using 2 different patterned papers (or create your own papers with different techniques), 1 ribbon, and 3 embellishments such as brads, buttons, or flowers.

Creative Card Crew - Whatever the Weather

Stampin' For the Weekend - I used "Time of the Season - Zombies " as inspiration

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Pink and Green

I coloured Anya with twinkling H2Os and used my sakura glaze pen in clear to highlight the buttons and her hair clip.

Oh, my other favourite new purchase is the MS doily border punch which you can see I've used here.
Papers are Laura Ashley prints for Dovecraft.
Ribbon is adhesive ribbon from making memories Kids Max set.
Flowers are prima fabric flowers.
Brads are making memories mini circle pastel ones.
I hand wrote the sentiment using my black sakura glaze pen and then back it on some pink paper, the same colour as the doily border.

Hope you like it! Pictures havent come out very well as I've got a rubbish camera and rubbish light!!!


Monday, 22 June 2009

More candy up for grabs!

Lorelie is celebrating over 100 sales on ETSY! These pearls are yummy!

Beth is celebrating the launch of The Next Level and being selected as one of their guest DT members for the next 8 weeksand for having almost reached the 5000 visitor mark. It's such good candy, I'd love to have those images, and that paper, well, really all of it! Haha!

Nutcrafters have some blog candy up for grabs, with 3 different prizes to give away!

1st - The Greetings Farm - Wild Things stamp set, Nutshells Tash, Ladybug and Friends Just Cozy and 15% off at

2nd - Nutshells Music Mac, Nutshells Coco and 15% off at
3rd - Nutshells Hazel with Bike and 10% discount at

If they get to 200 followers by July 6th they're going to add a fourth mystery prize too!


Sunday, 21 June 2009

Check this candy out!

Martine is giving away some awesome candy to celebrate becoming a Stampin Up demonstrator!

Its on until 12pm June 22nd UK time!


Thursday, 18 June 2009

Tilda running!

Hi! I am actually really happy with this card! I made it for these challenges:

Just Magnolia - Paper Piecing

Our Creative Corner - Create a card/project using border punches

Roses on Paper - Participate in another blog's challenge AND be sure to incorporate FLOWERS.

Lili of The Valley - Paper Piecing

Simon Says Stamp - Celebration

ABC Challenge - S is for Summer

The Sweet Stop - I used their sketch

Papers are from sweet nothings stack by Papermania. Sentiment is also cut out from a page from the stack and I then embossed the letters using a sakura quickie glue pen to make them adhesive and then UTEE embossing powder.

I have used fiskars border punch on the lower edge of the horizontal paper piece.
Tilda's dress is pieced on and I've coloured the rest of her with twinkling h2os.

Flowers are paper flower from Prima, Gems are from stash.

Hope you like it!


Summertime fun!

Hi All,

Managed to make another card tonight! This card covers the following challenges

Daring Card Makers - "I want to see card creations using only sizzling hot yellow based colours"

Scrappy Frogs - "Fun in the sun"

Lili of the Valley - "Summer Fun"

Nutshells - "Summer Sunshine"

Stamp Something - I used their sketch.

Here's the card.

Updated to include materials:

The patterned papers are all freebies from a magazine. Card stock is from stash.

The image is from the the nutshells blog! Such a nice image to work with! She's painted with twinkling H2Os. The card stock she's backed on I punched flowers out of with a small fiskars flower punch.

Ribbon is dovecraft grosgrain ribbon. Sentiment is Lili of the Valley and I doodled a heart on the scalloped circle to match the heart from her skirt. Flower is a prima flower.


Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Belli Challenge


Not been in blog land for a while! Not been very well actually, so not even managed to craft much :(

Just made a father's day card though, used the sketch from the Creative Belli Challenge which also had the father's day theme!

Cardstock and gems are from stash. Backing paper is from dovecraft 6x6 masculine collection. The ship is mounted with 3d foam pads on a piece of card I chalked over and then spritzed with a bit of water to give a slight watercolour effect.
I hand drew the ship and used doodlebug velvet flock for the sails, pole and boat parts, then used doodlebug sugar coating for the little sail. Ribbon is from dovecraft. Sentiment is made from doodlebug simply sweet ladybug mini rub-ons.

Hope you like it!

Sunday, 7 June 2009

2 Sketches 4 You 1st Annual Ultimate Card Showdown


I came back from dancing the night (
well, morning) away and was still full of energy so thought I'd make another wedding card. I chose the sketch from 2 sketches 4 you which is the 1st Annual 2 Sketches 4 You Ultimate Card Showdown!

Ended up being quite a quick card to make but I love the result and will definately do variations on it again! I just love how well this paper and stamp go together!!

Patterned paper is from the Papermania Sweet Nothings stack.
Card and adhesive heart were all from stash.
Stamp was a freebie from a magazine.
I used my new fiskars scalloped lace border punch for the brown cardstock and layered it over a piece of blue satin ribbon, it means it shimmers a bit in the light!
The birds were coloured with twinkling h2os.

Hope you like it!


Thursday, 4 June 2009

2 new cards for you!

I've got quite a few weddings coming up so thought I should make a start on cards for them.

Here's one I made today, it also works for these challenges

Allsorts Challenge - Curly Swirly - I've wrapped the rose stems around toothpicks to get them curl.

Daring Cardmakers
- Take 5 - There are 5 mini pearls on the card - 4 on the paper and 1 on the bow wrapping the roses.

Polka Doodle - Sketch.

The lighting is a bit dark, hopefully you can see all the detail - I'll try and take some more tomorrow.
I'll also be back tomorrow to update on materials. I need to get this post out and off to bed, got to be up for work in 4 hours!!!

On to card number 2...
This also works for a few challenges
Charisma Cards - Going dotty - dotty ribbon, dotty flower, dotty paper used on present.
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - sketch
The Pink Elephant - Recipe : 3 buttons, 2 layers and 1 sentiment

Again, check back tomorrow for more info on how I made them etc!

Sorry for not being able to do it now!

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Summertime tilda card!

I am actually really quite happy with this card for once!
I've had these wooden adhesive 'bugs' for what seems like forever but they're really hard to actually use on cards without it looking really forced!

Here's an up close of the tilda

The Creative Card Crew challenge is "Pretty flowers", I do love these flowers! It was hard to part with them, lol!

The challenge on Whimsy Stamps this week is "Summer Fun". This card totally reminds me of summertime and I love how with the aperture, I've managed to get tilda to look like she's running right out of the card!

Just Magnolia has a challenge of "Animals and Insects"!

Tilda is coloured with twinkling h2os. The dots on her dress I highlighted with Sakura Glaze blue pen and did the same on her shoe buckle!
The tulips are felt ones I bought in John Lewis last year.
I cut 3 out which I'd drawn onto card (slightly smaller versions of the felt ones). Sprinkled their 'petal' part with doodlebug glitter and coloured their leaves and stalks with a sakura glaze pen in green. I then stuck these on the blue gingham and put tilda over the top of them, to try and give more of an impression that they're in the distance. Same with the small lady bird on the gingham and the big one on the felt tulip!
Sentiment is from the penny black "birthday wishes" set.
Flower is made if 3 different sized prima flowers.
Papers, pearl, insects and ribbons are from my stash.

Hope you like it! xxxx

Monday, 1 June 2009

Lovely Candy

Bev is celebrating 300,000 hits

Nutcrafters are giving away some candy (One lucky winner will receive 4 brand new Nutshells stamps from the new Summer collection, before the official release, and a selection of Imaginisce flowers.

Another card, another 3 challenges!

So, I've managed to get very little crafting done yet again this weekend! We had a bit of a 'horse' issue earlier. A horse managed to escape and was down the lane, but we didnt know where it had escaped to and it was heading towards the main road!! We rang the police but I dont think there's even much they can do about them! Just glad it didnt seem to cause an accident really!

Anyways, I've managed to get one card done for another 3 challenges.

Over on my time to craft, the challenge is "Pink to Make the Boys Wink".

Cute Card Thursday's challenge is "A bit of bling"

And I've used a sketch from lili of the valley thursday challenge

So, here's the card!

And a close up of the fairy...she's got little gems in two shades of pink stuck on the bottom of her dress and 2 clear ones on her antenna.

The stamp is lili's fairies - Primose. Coloured with h2os and then I used a sakura quickie glue pen to glitter her wings in 3 different colours from the doodlebug sugar coating glitter assortment.
The circles are two shades of yellow glitter card and then I've put some "dirty pink" vellum on top of the yellow swirly paper for the other 4 circles. I've also used the vellum over some white card for the square the fairy is sat on.

Hope you like it!