Thursday, 28 April 2011


I am so over the moon that you can now purchase Me To You Bear card making kits and accessories that I have had to purchase some of the items.  As well as an admirer of the figureen's and bears themselves these had to be a must!

I have followed the lovely sketch over on Sweet Stop Sketch this week.

The adorable stamp I have used is called A Gift Inside and is coloured in with copics and Sakura glitter pen.  The dp is from the Me To You paper pack called Especially For You as is the co-ordinating ribbon and bow.  For the cardstock I used Baja Breeze from SU which the smaller piece I ran through my Bigshot with a Cuttlelbug Swiss Dots embossing plate.  Flowers are Prima Daisy Dreams and pink shimmer dots are Papermania.

I won't be crafting at all tomorrow as its the Royal Wedding and my parents are coming round to watch it with me complete with salmon sandwiches and my mom's very special trifle which is to die for lol!!

Wednesday, 27 April 2011


My daughter has gone back to school for 2 days but I don't think they will be doing much!  Today they are doing a 'Move It' programme to raise money for the school which involves  dancing on a dance mat following arrows.  Depending how much each child raises will determine what Move It items they receive - starting from a wristband to a hooded top!  The best boy and girl out of each class will also get a medal.  Tomorrow is 'Wear What You Want' day but using the colours Red, White and Blue ready for the Royal Wedding on Friday.

My card I have created is for a few challenges.  Sunday Sketch and Stamp which I have used the lovely sketch and Lovely-Haenglar-Only which is to use Your Favourite Stamp.

I have used the sitting down Hanglar stamp which has to be my treasured stamp and will not give her up for anything together with the matching sentiment.  I coloured her in with promarkers, layered onto Always Artichoke cardstock from Stampin Up and pieced onto dp from K & Company Classic McKenna.  The ribbon is also Always Artichoke from SU, roses and cherry blossom from wildorchidcrafts, gem brads from my stash and for the fancy corner I used a die cut from my Cuttlebug Vintage set which I adore.  The fancy edging was created using my SU eyelet border punch.

ABC CHRISTMAS DT CARD - I is for Indigo, Ice and Inspiration

We had some lovely 'Hot Spot' creations for our last challenge over on ABC Christmas Challenge so dont forget to pop back to the challenge blog to see who our winner is.  For this challenge we have a theme of INDIGO, ICE AND INSPIRATION.

We are being sponsored by the lovely Brenda Dean who is a Stampin' Up demonstrator.

Brenda Dean is a Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator. Brenda is giving out a fabulous prize for this challenge - Prize - One free Month of The Paper Society! Members of The Paper Society (including our winner) get exclusive videos and tutorials teaching you techniques, seasonal projects, mini-albums, cards and more. All projects are new and Brenda only shares them with club members.
Visit her website for daily inspiration! Be sure to sign up for her e-mail newsletter to get subscriber-only projects, tutorials and a sign-up gift. And if you are living in the United States, you can shop herOnline Store to get your Stampin' Up! goodies delivered straight to your door!

Here is my creation for this challenge:-

I have used 2 sheets of dp from Dovecraft Winter Wonderland pack and decoupaged two of the trees.  All the DT were sent a craft package from Brenda so out of it I used blue cardstock, clear buttons, silver twine and silver 'tinsel' type ribbon.  The snowflakes I punched out of silver cardstock from my stash with my snowflake punch.

I hope you will join in the fun and pop over to see what the rest of the DT have created.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011


I have actually made a creation for the challenge over on the Sugar Nellie Facebook page - my first one ever on there.

I have followed the gorgeous sketch over on this weeks Sketch Saturday Challenge.  I used one of my newest Sugar Nellie stamps from the Simply Sassy collection called Butterflies and Pigtails, coloured her in with promarkers and cut out with my circular nestie.  For the matting I used my scallop circle nestie.  The brown cardstock is Chocolate Chip as is the ribbon and the dp is from Sweet Always Designer Paper Series all from Stampin Up.  For the fancy edging I used my Arches punch from Martha Stewart.  Roses are from wildorchidcrafts, pearls from Hobbyhouse and sentiment is Magnolia.

Monday, 18 April 2011


I have stumbled across a great challenge blog called The Paper Shelter and they sell some lovely digi stamps and papers so had to have a go at their latest challenge which was a sketch to follow. 

Its my sister-in-laws birthday in May, she lives in the Bahamas and trained as a pastry chef but now works from home baking gorgeous fancy cakes for special occasions and also cupcakes so thought this was very appropriate as soon as I saw it!  I have kept embellishments to a minimum as it will have to be posted and its going a very long way!

I have used a lovely digi image called Nina Pattisiere which I have coloured in with promarkers and Sakura glitter pen.  Cardstock used is Pretty In Pink as is the ribbon which are both from Stampin Up.  The lovely dp of which I had to get some more of is from The Sweet Stack by DCWV, sentiment is new from LOTV and stamped in Rose Bud Memento Ink and adhesive gems are from Papermania.


Well what a lovely weekend we have had and fingers crossed this lovely weather will continue over the next few days as they predict!  

I have made my next card for our latest challenge over on Magical Monday which has been chosen by Distressed Miss and that is Monochromatic (not just black and white). I have made 2 cards the same but with different stamps.  This features LOTV Birthday Fairy which has been coloured in with promarkers and Sakura Stardust glitter effect gelpen for detail.

For the challenge over on LOTV which is Happy Birthday as they are celebrating their 2nd birthday/anniversary I have used Rosie Posy.

Of course I have had to use my favourite colour of pink as this colour seems to dominate my crafting stash lol!  I  coloured her in with promarkers and Sakura Stardust Glitter effect gelpen and cut out with my circular nestie.  The fancy frilly die cuts are new from Spellbinders Shapeabilities Floral Doily Motifs cut out of Stampin Up Pretty In Pink cardstock.  The dp used is also from Stampin Up called Sweet Always which sadly has now been discontinued as is the Pretty In Pink ribbon.  The sentiment is from the new stamp collection from LOTV stamped in Memento Rose Bud ink and cut out with my Woodware circular punch.  Fancy corners are cut out from my Cuttlebug Vintage set, crystal gems are from Treasures from Shabby Chic and flowers are from wildorchidcrafts.

Thursday, 14 April 2011


I can't believe this but another card I have finished today and this time for two challenges which are I Love Promarkers 61 - sketch and ABC Challenge S is for Sugar and Spice!

I'm in love with my promarkers again and followed various You Tube Tuturials on how to get the skin tone, hair and dress details right which I do hope I have achieved.  I have used my latest Magnolia stamp called Tilda with Butterfly Dress which I also used pink Sakura Stardust gelpen glitter effect.  The cardstock is Pink Passion from SU and the dp is from Papermania Summer Bloom.  I used my Martha Stewart punch for the fancy border around the image, pearls from Bling Bling, lace was from Lacey, deep pink roses from my stash and centre rose and cherry blossom from wildorchidcrafts.

Promarkers used are:-

Hair - Caramel, Mustard, Buttercup
Skin - Ivory, Blush, Oatmeal, Pale Pink
Dress - Dusky Rose, Baby Pink
Shoes - Putty
Socks - Amond
Leaves - Leaf Green
Basket - Tan, Cinnamon
Roses - Baby Pink


Its still a very quiet week at my house as Seren is away until Sunday with her Daddy, so making the most of my crafting time!

I have followed the lovely sketch over on Sketch n Stash and the theme over on wildorchidchallenge which is Wings.

I have used a new Sweet Pea stamp sent to me by my crafting friend Amy called In The Wind and coloured her in with copics and added gold glitter for the moon and Blueberry Ice Stickles to her wings.  I then cut her out with my plain oval nestie and pieced onto a scallop oval nestie shape.  The cardstock is from Stampin Up called Lavender Lace and the dp is from Best Creation Inc called Once Upon a Dream.  The sentiment I havent used for a while is from Stampin Up Oval All stamp set cut out with my plain oval and scallop oval SU punches.  Purple edged lace and roses all from wildorchidcrafts.  For the fancy corners I used my Cuttlebug Vintage die cut.   Adhesive gems from Papermania.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011


Over on Lovely-Haenglar-Only the team are after a helper for 3 months on their DT!  Here's what they have to say:-

Our Design-Team has a lot of work, so we are searching help for the next 3 months.
You are a fan of the images of hÄnglar & stÄnglar? You have made many different Cards, Boxes etc. with this lovely images? You have time enough and it's a pleasure for you to realize an idea every two weeks, post it on your blog and leave a comment at the entries of our Challenges?
We are looking forward to your entry.

So what are you waiting for click here to enter which you have up to April 26th 2011 to apply.


We have had some lovely entries for our last challenge over on ABC Christmas Challenge so if you pop over to the challenge blog you can find out who the winner of the voucher from Crafty Emma's Store is.

Our challenge this week is a little bit different and is bravely being hosted by Dorte.  She has a lovely tuturial for you to follow here on how to do the theme for our next challenge which is HOTSPOT

Our sponsor for this challenge is Simon Says Stamp who is offering a $15 store voucher.  Also we are offering the chance for you to be a Guest Design Team member if you follow the tuturial!

This was a first for me at this sort of challenge so hope I have pulled it off lol!  I have used my Penny Black Slapstick Stamp called Carolling Penguins and coloured the 'Hotspot' in with copics and Holly Stickles.  The green snowflake dp is from Cosmo Cricket called Sweater Weather and the red text dp is from Imaginisce Polar Expressions called Frosted Forest.  Red cardstock from my stash and Garden Green cardstock from Stampin Up.  Sentiment is from LOTV cut out with my circular nestie, adhesive gems from Hobbycraft, ribbon from my stash and Festive Flowers complete with centres are from craftworkcards.

I have also followed the latest lovely sketch over on Sunday Sketch and Stamp.

Monday, 11 April 2011


What a gorgeous weekend we had.  I decided to lavish it up by buying a new sun lounger and lying out in the glorious sunshine reading my Kindle.  Seren is away in south Wales with her Daddy this week so making the most of the quiet and crafting time!

I have followed the lovely sketch over on Just Magnolia & hAnglar sTanglar Challenge Blog for my card.

I have used my Hanglar stamp from the Messenger Kit and coloured her in with copics.  Cardstock used is Bashful Blue and the blue flowery dp is Designer Paper Series both from Stampin Up.  The embossed card is from Kanban and I used my plain oval nestie and Labels Ten nestie.  The fancy edging is created using my Martha Stewart Arches punch and the ribbon is from my stash.  Sentiment is from the same Hanglar kit, roses from wildorchidcrafts,  leaves punched out with my Martha Stewart punch and pearls from Bling Bling.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011


What a lovely day its turned out today and so I couldn't resist making my next card which is for 3 challenges.  I have followed the lovely sketch over on Totally Gorjuss and followed the themes over on ABC Challenge which is R is for Ribbon and I Love Promarkers which is Easter.

I have used my Magnolia Hello,  coloured her in with promarkers and cut out with my oval nestie and pieced onto a scallop nestie shape.  The cardstock used is Barely Banana and Gable Green both from Stampin Up.  The dp is from Forever Friends Spring Time pack which I adore as its also double sided!  The ribbon and bow is also from the same Forever Friends Spring Time range.  Flowers are wildorchidcrafts, green rhinestones are from Treasures from Shabby Chic and yellow gems are from Create and Craft.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011


It is my goddaughters' 4th birthday next week so thought I would make a card for her following the challenge over on Lovely-Haenglar-Only which is to follow a lovely sketch with a theme of 'a portrait'.

I have used one of my Hanglar images from kit 25 - Beach, coloured her in with copics and cut out with my oval nestie.  I then pieced it onto a nestie Labels Ten die cut.  The dp I have used is from DCWV The Linen Closet Stack, lace from my stash, Martha Stewart Arches punch, rhinestones from Treasures by Shabby Chic, roses are wildorchidcrafts and leaves are punched out using my Martha Stewart punch.  The sentiment I generated on my computer and cut out with my Stampin Up oval punch.

Monday, 4 April 2011

MAGICAL MONDAY DT CARD - Pearls and Swirls

Hope you all had a lovely weekend and an enjoyable Mother's Day.  I was woken at 7am by my 6 year old daughter with a Me To You Bear holding a patchwork heart and breakfast in bed consisting of a croissant and orange squash (she didn't think about getting orange juice out the fridge lol).  I also enjoyed a lovely meal out with my parents.

Back to our challenge over on Magical Monday.  Sadly both Vicky (blog founder) and Cathy have decided to step down to persue other ventures but I have volunteered to take it over as I really enjoy the challenges and using 'Magical Winged Images'.  

The theme for this challenge is Pearls and Swirls as picked by Marion and I have used the delightful sketch over on this weeks Sketch Saturday.  I used one of my newer Sweet Pea stamps designed by Caron Vinson called Royal Flower and coloured her in with copics and Sakura glitter pen.  The cardstock used is Not Quite Navy and Very Vanilla and the dp is from Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper all from Stampin Up.  I used my Arches punch from Martha Stewart for the fancy edging.  Fancy lace is from Prima called Say It In Crystals set, pearls from my stash and roses from wildorchidcrafts.

I do hope you will join in with this challenge with your Magical Winged Images and take some time to visit the rest of the DT.


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