Monday, 30 January 2012

SUGAR BOWL - paper piecing

I couldn't believe that I had won one of the surprise candies on the latest Puppy Love blog hop over on Sugar Bowl.  I was so delighted to have won Lead The Way which I decided to use for the latest challenge over on the Sugar Bowl which you have to use Paper Piecing on your project.  Its also my best friend's birthday very soon and as she is having a Cockerpoo puppy in the next few weeks thought this image would work great on her card.

I used promarkers on the non paper pieced sections and used papers from Stampin Up called Sunny Garden which I adore.  The cardstock and ribbon used are also from SU called Daffodil Delight.  I created the flowers by layering 2 sizes of die cuts from Marianne Design and added a punched out circle to the centres and adding a yellow flat backed pearl to the centres.  The sentiment is from Forever Friends Pink Parfait which has been placed onto a Extra-Large Modern Punched label from SU.  To create the bow I used my Bow-Easy and added more flat backed pearls to the top corners.


Hope you all had a lovely weekend.  Seren was off school on Friday due to teacher training so took her and her best friend to the pictures to see A Monster in Paris - I couldn't stop singing the main tune from it all weekend lol!

I don't usually make many male cards but as its my dad's birthday on March 1st thought I would give the challenge over on this weeks Lili's Little Fairies Challenge a go which has a theme of Oh Boy (a masculine card)

I have used Dad's The Word and coloured him in with promarkers.  Cardstock used is Rich Regals Ballet Blue from Stampin Up and the dp are a selection from DCWV All About Boys Stack.  The sentiment is from craftworkcards, small corner circles punched out with a hole punch with added tiny blue gems in the centres.  Have kept it quite plain as its a male card and don't think that ribbons and flowers are their thing lol!

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

CCWS - challenge 18

What a really miserable Tuesday.  Got soaked doing the school run but my cup of tea and bowl of porridge soon warmed me up.

I have used the lovely sketch over on Christmas Challenges (with sketches) for my creation.  I used my LOTV stamp which I think is called Festive Fairy, coloured her in with promarkers, added Holly Stickles to her scarf and used Crystal Ice Stickles for the snow effect.  All the dp is a selection from Dovecraft Noel Premium Paper Pad and the cardstock are some of the reverse sheets.  The poinsietta flowers were punched out with my Nellie Snellen punches and added small gold brads to the centres from my stash.  Ribbon is Always Artichoke from Stampin Up.  The sentiment is from craftworkcards pieced onto an oval and scallop oval punched out using my SU punches.  Red gems from my stash.

Sunday, 22 January 2012


I hope you all had a lovely weekend.  I had my new plum rug for my living room and bought some new cushions to add some other colour to the room.  Really pleased but now I'm on the hunt for a couple of canvas prints to go in the alcoves!!

I have made yet another birthday card but as yet it hasn't been allocated to anyone in particular lol but hopefully shouldn't be long for it to find a home!!

I have used the lovely sketch over on Sketch n Stash and used one of my Tilda stamps which has been negleted of late called Tilda with Birthday Present and coloured in with promarkers and added Sakura glitter pen.

The dp used is a selection from Sunny Garden Designer Series Paper, cardstock Daffodil Delight as is the ribbon all available from Stampin Up.  For the flowers and fern I used my Marianne Design die cuts and added yellow brads for the centres from my stash.  Gold/yellow adhesive pearls from my stash and the sentiment was generated on my laptop punched out with my oval SU punch.

I am also entering this into this weeks challenge over on I Love Promarkers which is Anything Goes as they are celebrating their 100th challenge!

Monday, 16 January 2012


I can't believe how cold its been - not used to these extremely frosty mornings!  Luckily wasn't slippy walking the school run so that was a blessing.  Have heard its suppose to get milder as the week progresses so fingers crossed!!

An old friend of mine has a daughter whose birthday is on Saturday so have made my next creation for her.  Her birthday always brings a smile to my face as she was born exactly 3 weeks after I had Seren and me and my friend used to meet up whilst we were pregnant and of course did the comparing of our pregnancies lol!  

I have followed the challenge over on the new challenge blog called Lili's Little Fairies Challenge which the theme is to use your favourite LOTV stamp.  I chose Rosie Posie which was a difficult choice as I love all the ones I have.  I coloured her in promarkers and cut out with my circular nestie.  For the fancy circle I used my Floral Doily Motif from Spellbinders.  The cardstock is Pink Passon from Stampin Up and the dp is Tilda Flowergarden.  I used my Martha Stewart Arches punch for the fancy edging and added polka dot ribbon from my stash.  The fancy corners are from the Cuttlebug Vintage set and the scallop oval punched out with my SU punch.  Sentiment from Wow Flowers also from SU.

I am also entering this into the challenge over on ABC Challenge which is H is for Happy Birthday.

Monday, 9 January 2012

CCWS - use punches or die cuts

Hope you all have had a lovely weekend.  My friend fitted some vinyl in my bathroom Saturday and now its looking very nice as the carpet which was down before was quite hard to hoover!  I'm now just awaiting a new rug for my living room which he is also getting for me as I have now decided on which colour I want to compliment with my black settee and accessories - plum!

As I don't want to get panicking later on this year with Christmas cards again I've followed the lovely sketch over on Christmas Challenge (with sketches) with the added theme of using punches or die cuts.

I have used my LOTV Christmas Dance stamp and coloured her in with promarkers with added gold stardust Sakura pen for the stars and red glitter glue.  I then cut out with my oval nestie. I also used my scallop circle nestie and Decorative Doily from Die-namics.  The dp is a selection from Noel premium paper pad from Dovecraft which the red is from one one of the sheets reversed!  Lace is Chantilly available from Stampin Up, sentiment from craftworkcards mounted onto an oval punched out with my SU punch, snowflakes punched out using my Martha Stewart punch and red adhesive gems from my stash.

Monday, 2 January 2012


Hope you all had a good start to the New Year.  It was Seren's 7th birthday yesterday but I didn't see her until about half 3 as she spent New Year's Eve and Sunday morning with her daddy.  I celebrated the New Year with friends and my special friend round a club about 50 yards away from my home lol!  The entertainment was an Elvis tribute artist followed by a disco until 1 am.  

When Seren came back she opened her birthday presents then we went out with her Nannie and Grandad for her birthday tea.

Now onto my card for the latest challenge on Magical Monday Challenge which is Anything Goes.  Its my ex's cousins daughters 7th birthday on 6th January and I made this card for her, trying to keep it quite simple for a little girl.

I used one of my LOTV stamps and coloured her in with promarkers, Sakura glitter pen and ice stickles on her wings then cut out with my circular nestie.  The dp used is from Tilda called Flowergarden which I think is adorable.  Cardstock used is Regal Rose from Stampin Up as is the ribbon tied with my bow-easy.  I used adhesive gems from my stash and generated the sentiment on my laptop.  I am also entering this into the challenge over on I Love Promarkers as that to is Anything Goes.

Hope you will take a look at the rest of the Magical Monday Challenge DT creations.


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