Sunday, 30 October 2011

LOTV Sneak Peek - The Flower Shop

Hello one and all!
I have a sneak peek to share from the new Lili of the Valley release,
WOW!!!
What can I say ~ they are all totally Gorgeous!
xXx
They will be on sale at the big UK Hobbycrafts show next Thursday, 
BUT they won’t be on sale on the website until the following Thursday, which is 10.11.11
xXx
I have used a gorgeous image from the "Mice are Nice" release.
This sweet image is called...
THE FLOWER SHOP
I have used Distress inks to colour and the sentiment is also from LOTV available here
Will be back soon with another peek 
Thanks for looking
BIG HUGZ 

 

Saturday, 29 October 2011

ALLSORTS and BASIC GREY DT cards

Morning everyone. 
Hope you are all well.
Thanks for all your wonderful comments and your well wishes for Mackenzie, 
thankfully it was just a one off.
It's only a quick post this morning
I'm having a lazy morning with Mackenzie and
then I'm off to Sir Stampalot to see their fantastic demo,
If you're in the area it really is worth a visit.
7 very talented crafty ladies, a gorgeous shop and refreshments.
What more could you ask for!

Anyway it's time for new challenges over at 
and

At ALLSORTS this week our lovely Emma would love to see...

CHRISTMAS EASEL CARDS
 
I have made a twisted easel using the gorgoeus "Fishing Buddies" from LOTV

And over at BASIC GREY this fortnight ....

ANYTHING GOES
(As long as you include a BASIC GREY product)

I have used Basic Grey ~ Kraft and Curio and
"Tilda with seeds" for my lovely friend Nicola's birthday, 
which was a few weeks ago!
 
Pop over to the challenge blogs to find out about our fab prizes and 
to see some gorgeous work from the rest of the DT

Hope you can join us

I'll be back tomorrow with a sneak peek of one of the gorgeous new stamps from
LILI OF THE VALLEY
Oooh I'm so excited, they are all GORGEOUS!!!

BIG HUGZ

Thursday, 27 October 2011

It's gonna be a ........ PURPLE Christmas !!!

Morning everyone.
Hope all is well.
Having an easy day today ~ Well after the huge pile of ironing!!!
Have a Christmas card to share, 
I have used:
Magnolia ~ Tilda with small gift
Magnolia ~ 12x12 and 6x6 papers
Doohickey ~ Angel wings and bunting
Marianne ~ Poinsettia
Nellie ~ Doily die
Nestabilities ~ Labels 18
SU ~ Scallop and classic ovals
Tim Holtz ~ DIs
Brads, Scrim, Pearls and Twine from stash
xXx
I'd like to enter the following:
TOMIC ~ Bingo ~ Magnolia papers, Purple and Doohickeys
Simon Says Stamp ~ Anything goes
Charisma cardz ~Anything goes
xXx
Thanks for looking
BIG HUGZ 


Sunday, 23 October 2011

Mix and Make

Morning,
Just a quick post this morning,
Poor Mac was sick in the night, only the once! 
So I'm praying that it was just something she ate and not the nasty bug that's been going round school!
She seems ok this morning ~ Thankfully!

I have a card to share this morning!
It was my lovely friend Lou's birthday in the week,
and here's her card!
I have used:
LOTV ~ Mix it and make it, Recipe sentiment
Prima ~ Printery
Nellie ~ Doily die
Die-Namics ~ Daisy
MS ~ Small monarch butterfly
Marianne ~ Leaves
DooHickey ~ Tag and Curly butterfly 
(YEH!!! I found the body, whilst away for the weekend! tucked away in another die packet???)

I'd like to enter the following:
My time to craft ~ Punches and Dies
Paper Sundaes ~ 2 of the following, Black, Sparkle, Flowers or Distressing.
I have used flowers and distressing
Thanks for looking
BIG HUGZ 

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Halloween @ ALLSORTS

Good morning!
This week at ALLSORTS it's my turn to choose a theme
I'd like to see all your scary 

HALLOWEEN PROJECTS

I have altered a paper bag for Mackenzie to go trick or treating!
Can you see that little plastic spider?
Well Mac and I have had a few hair-raising moments with that!
Firstly I put it on her bedroom floor and you should've heard the screams LOL
Then it's just got a bit of a competion with us, you'd think i'd be prepared keep finding it in different places but she catches me out each & everytime! The other day it was even in my glue drawer!
xXx
Anyway for my bag I have used:
Magnolia ~ Tilda with spider
Cotton scrim ~ Dyed with Tim Holtz, black soot
Spiders web and spider from Wilko's
xXx
Thanks for looking
BIG HUGZ 


Thursday, 20 October 2011

LOTV - Lets play bingo

Good morning everyone,
 Last day of term today, they had a film club at school last night, which was lovely as the kids went back in the evening to watch Rango, it was such a good idea, it's all free ~ even popcorn and a drink
so now Mac's looking forward to a week off.
Darren is also having the week off, 
so it'll be great as he didn't have any time in the summer hols ~ due to harvesting!
xXx
This week at Lili of the valley it's the A Teams turn
and the theme is 

BINGO

This has to be one of my favourite challenges as there are so many options and combinations!
 
 
 Well...  Me being me I had to include distressing somewhere so I have chosen the middle line down

Distressing, Flowers and Paper-piecing for the bath.

I used this combination to make Darren's anniversary card which was a couple of weeks ago.
Even though it had flowers I didn't want it to be too feminine.
I have used:
LOTV ~ Love bubble bath
Magnolia ~ 6x6 papers
Nestabilities ~ Labels 16 and butterfly
Marianne ~ English rose
Tim Holtz ~ DIs and stickles
Flat-back pearls
xXx
Hope you can join us, and don't forget, to be eligible for the prize you MUST use a LOTV image
Thanks for looking and for your lovely comments, 
I really do appreciate each and every one!
xXx
BIG HUGZ

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Truly Scrumptious ~ Shake it up

Hello, 
It's Wednesday already!
and it's also time for another fab challenge over at

This fortnight we would love to see ....

SHAKERS
 
I have used:
LOTV ~ Skating along
MME ~ Xmas papers
Tim Holtz ~ DIs and Snow flurries border
Sizzix ~ Snowflakes
Catslife press ~ Sentiment
Flat-back pearls
Clear beads
xXx
Pop over to the msain blog for more inspiration and info on this weeks fab sponsor
xXx
Hope you can join us
HUGZ 



Saturday, 15 October 2011

ALLSORTS and BASIC GREY DT cards

Happy Saturday everyone!
I have 2 cards to share this morning for

This week at ALLSORTS Brenda has set us a great theme
She wants to see ......
LAVENDER and LACE
I have used:
LOTV ~ Rosie Posy
Kaiser craft ~ Utopia
Marianne ~ English rose
E.lm ~ Leaves
Sizzix ~ Number die
Tim Holtz ~ DIs and stickles
Lace from stash

I would like to enter this card for the following:
Papertake weekly challenge ~ Get into shape
Bunny Zoe's Craft ~ Lace it up
Charisma cards ~ Stitches

xXx
Over at BASIC GREY this fortnight 
We'd like to see ......
Autumn, Fall or Halloween
 Not sure if you actually tell that I've made a large pumpkin, behind main image!!!
I have used:
Magnoli ~ Tilda with pumpkin
Basic grey ~ Curio
Whiff of joy ~ Corner punch
E.lm ~ Leaf
Nestabilities ~ Circles for pumkin
SU ~ Tab punch
Tim Holtz ~ DIs
Cotton scrim, brads and charm from stash
xXx

I'd like to enter this card for the following:
Simon says stamp ~ Halloween
Just Magnolia & Hanglar ~ Distressing
CupCake Craft ~ Halloween
Charisma cards ~Stitches
Fussy and Fancy ~ Halloween 
Challenge up your life ~ Halloween
Don't forget to pop over to the main blogs to see more inspiration and also prize details.
Hope you can join us
Thanks for looking
BIG HUGZ 




Sunday, 9 October 2011

A Happy Birthday Card

Good evening.
Just a quick post tonight after watching x factor.
Have a boy's card to share tonight.
Always find these so hard, as I never know how to embelish!
xXx
xXx
Have used:
LOTV ~ Riding my bike
BoBunny ~ Timepiece
Whimsy ~ Ticket sentiment and die
SU ~ Corner punches
Cotton scrim
Sizzix number die
xXx
Thanks for looking
HUGZ 

Saturday, 8 October 2011

ALLSORTS - Show us your bears

Hello everyone.
It's time for another fabby challenge at ALLSORTS
This week it's our lovely Debs who set a fab theme.
She wants to see.....

BEARS

I have used:
Teddy Bea ~ Bunches of Bea
Magnolia papers
Nestabilities ~ Labels 18 and classic circles
Nellie's ~ Doily die
DooHickey ~ Swirl and cloud
Marianne ~ English rose
Martha Stewart ~ Monarch butterfly
Sizzix ~ Numbers
E.lm ~ Maidenhair fern
Flatback pearls
xXx
Pop over to the challenge blog to see this weeks fab prize.
Hope you can join us,
Thanks for looking
BIG HUGZ 




Thursday, 6 October 2011

LOTV - Let it snow

Good morning,
It's time for another fab challenge over at LOTV 
I still can't believe I'm on the team lol!
xXx
This week the theme is.....
 
LET IT SNOW
 
 xXx
I have used one of the latest releases, Shine a light.
Isn't she sweet!
I have also used:
Authentique ~ Wonder
SU ~ Sentiment, circle punch and scallop punch
Personal impressions ~ Puff white
Cotton scrim
Flat back pearls
Cricut ~ Snowflakes
Stickles
xXx
Thanks for looking 
and hope you will join us
BIG HUGZ

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Truly Scrumtious DT card

Good morning, 
Wow what fantastic weather we have had!
This fortnight at Truly Scrumptious we would like to see some

DISTRESSING

Well everyone knows I love to distress my cards, 
So here's my card
xXx
xXx
I have used:
LOTV ~ Emma's shoes
Kaiser Craft 6 ~ Utopia
Marianne ~ English rose and open leaves
Doohickey ~ Sm dragonfly
Nestabilities ~ Circles and Labels 16
Tim Holtz ~ DIs and stickles
Penny black ~ Sentiment
flat-backed pearls
xXx
Thanks for looking
BIG HUGZ

Saturday, 1 October 2011

ALLSORTS and BASIC GREY DT Cards

First of all I would love to say a 
MASSIVE 
Thank you for all your lovely comments on my last post!
And also 
 
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY 
to my lovely husband Darren, 17 happy years today.
LOVE YOU TONS
and love you TONS too Mackenzie 
xXx
 
I have 2 DT cards to share this morning,
First up is ALLSORTS
and this week HELENE wants to see.......

AT LEAST 5 FLOWERS

I have made a card for my in laws,
who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently,
I hope they weren't too offended by the image LOL!
xXx
xXx
Next up is BASIC GREY
and this fortnight we want you to gain inspiration from..........

A NURSERY RHYME or FAIRY TALE
 
I thought "Fairy Godmother"
xXx
I have used:
Basic Grey ~ Out of Print
and the image is from Pink Gem,
xXx
Hope you can join us.
Pop over to the challenges blogs for prize information.
BIG HUGZ