Monday, 18 January 2016

Knowing you are my friend . . .

 
It seems ages since I have blogged anything,
Hopefully getting back into the swing of things.
 
 

Good morning everyone and hope that you had a wonderful weekend. Today I'm sharing with you a  card  using GORGEOUS papers from the Treasure My Heart digi collection available here on the website or here https://www.etsy.com/shop/MicheleRDesign as an INSTANT DOWNLOAD. Spellbinder butterflies are made from contrasting patterned paper and I have used shaped dies for the main card and slightly distressed all edges.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

OMG - British craft Awards

 
I know I don't very often come on here anymore, but I just had to share my news.
 
 
 
I have just received an email from the editor of Cardmaking and Papercarft magazine (I design for their magazine) that I have made the short list for Favourite card-maker of the year in the British Craft Awrds 2016! I am speechless & it's such a surprise for me to even be nominated.
 
 If you'd like to vote for me you can do so here - www.britishcraftawards.com
 
 HUGE HUGZ
 
FLEUR




Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Mac's 13th

 
Hi strangers.
I can't believe it's been so long.
 
I really felt that I needed a break from crafting.
 
I've been doing my magazine work, but other than that I stepped down from all of my DT duties.
 
I just felt that I had lost my mojo and there was so much happening at home.
My M.I.L has had an annexe built onto our house, Darren has been so stressed at work and we are having lots done to our house too!
 
Anyway I hope all is well in the crafting world.
 
It was Mackenzie's 13th birthday on Friday and she asked for a homemade card.
 
I hope my mojo is returning and once things start to take shape at home I'll get the craft room sorted and up & running again.
 
 
Here's Mac's card.
 
 
 
She is really loving the copper / Rose gold trend that is so BIG at the moment so I used that as my inspiration,  and added lots of copper frantage.
The image is a digi from the 80s & 90s fashion duo from Saturated Canary
 
I hope you like it
 
BIG HUGZ
 


Saturday, 30 May 2015

Little Darlings New Release.


It's time for our NEW SPRING 2015 RELEASE from




FEATURING 16 NEW IMAGES FROM
OUR MOST POPULAR COLLECTIONS
SATURATED CANARY
CANDIBEAN
DOLLHOUSE

We are very excited about each of these new images and we know you will want them all!!!

We want to give you a chance to win several of these new stamps so let's get ready to HOP!

AND THAT IS NOT ALL!

You are invited to share in the Blog Hop Party
filled with more prizes, prizes, prizes and
even more chances to win some of our latest images 
by joining us on our Facebook page and on two of our favorite sponsor's FB sites,
 Kit and Clowder and Passionate Paper Creations!

 First, let's begin with our SPRING 2015 BLOG HOP!
Each of our Design Team members will be sharing their inspiration with gorgeous projects that feature every one of these new images!



I have used:
Horsing Around
Vintage Affection Sentiments ~ Friends


I have used:
Some Bunny Loves You.
Tear Drop Circle Die
What would a blog hop be without a fun game and some prizes? 

As part of our hop, we invite you to play our

W O R D S C R A M B L E


As you hop, you will collect letters from each design team member's blog and unscramble them to form the names of TWO new stamps!
The first correct winner will receive 2 stamps from each new collection!

 But keep answering because 3 random winners will be chosen to win one stamp from the collection

Here is how you play:

1.  Visit each design team member's blog (Blog roll below).

2.  Leave a comment on each blog.

3.  Each design team member will feature one or more letters on their blog post. Collect each letter (by writing them down on a piece of paper) and when you are finished...

4. Unscramble the letters to form the NAMES of TWO of our new images!

5. When you reach the end of the hop, you will be at Tammy Cunliffe's blog.  There you will leave the names of the TWO new stamps which you unscrambled.

NOTE:  You may want to make a list of the names of the stamps in the collections as you go along the Hop.


MY LETTER IS . . .

E

When you are finished hopping along with us,
please JOIN US FOR AN ONLINE PARTY

at:

Little Darlings Rubber Stamps Fan Group
Passionate Paper Creations and Friends Facebook Group
Kit and Clowder Facebook Group


Hundreds of dollars in prizes will be given away
 before it's all over on Sunday night!
You could be one of the lucky winners! 

ARE YOU READY TO GET THIS PARTY STARTED?!


Best of luck to you all!!!!! 




Friday, 22 May 2015

LDRS ~ Clear Stamp Release.

 WOW. . .
There is a BRAND NEW CLEAR STAMP line from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps (LDRS).
  It includes Saturated Canary, CandiBean and Vintage Affections Sentiment sets.

- They are available at local retailers in the United Kingdom and Europe. Please contact our distributor for a stockist nearest you:
Tel: 01787 375241

I have used the GORGEOUS . . .
 
LANTERNS
I have also used the Dew Drop range of dies available here
 
Thanks for looking
HUGZ
 
 

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Happy Birthday xoxo

 Wow! Wednesday already, I love "short" weeks.

I'm a bit late today as I took Mackenzie to see The Vamps last night,
We were so close, it was amazing.
At one point the lead singer climbed over to the barrier and Mac was within reach of him,
but someone pushed her out of the way and she panicked bless her.
 
I have a quick make to share today,
I've used one on of the beautiful clear stamps & teamed with some of the gorgeous Noor! dies

 These papers are so pretty, I love the cute little xoxo
I've used one of the border dies to make a hinge, 
and added a few black pearls to my butterfly.
The gorgeous chandelier is tucked between the
older style bunting & the elegant border die.

A couple of pictures of last night ~ Soooo close!
That's Mac in front, and her favourite band member.
 

HUGZ



Friday, 1 May 2015

Noor! Challenge ~ Flowers

Hi, It's May already.

This months challenge at Noor UK is a lovely easy one,

We want to see some 
FLOWERS
I've used one of the picture pads today
And her Sunglasses work perfectly with the papers I've chosen.
I am sooooooo in love with this paper pad, it's so pretty.
The wooden butterflies have been painted using both 
the black & white gesso, to match the papers too,
Tucked behind the flourishes I have used the structure paste with the Floral mask,
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you can join us

BIG HUGZ


Wednesday, 29 April 2015

The Best Is Yet To Come . . .

 Hi everyone,
I haven't coloured many images lately and forgot how therapeutic it is,
I have used Mr & Mrs from LOTV for my wedding card today.
The gorgeous, elegant border die, and a close up of the scrummy cake, 
I have not added the iced layers to this one.
I've tucked the "love-birds" behind the main image
I've used part of the label die for the sentiment.
I've used the individual "fronds" from Leaf 0047 
and randomly tucked  in the bouquet
 

Thanks for looking,
There's more info on my blog