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Sunday 29 January 2012

Gift wrapped

Hi everyone,
Hope you have all had a lovely weekend,
I have another LOTV card to share this evening.

I have used:
Gift Wrapped, available on special offer here  
Kraft card stock,
Nestabilities ~ Labels18 & Classic ovals,
Magnolia Mini papers,
DooHickey ~ Swirl, Antique lace border & Cloud tag,
Marriane D. ~ Creatables open leaves & Chinese rose,
Not sure of butterfly die,
Tim Holtz ~ DIs
Sentiments ~ LOTV, Postmarks & Words for tickets.

I'd like to enter the following:
One Stop Craft Challenge ~ Stitching (all edges are machine stitched) 
My Mum's Craft Shop ~ Flowers 
Simon Says Stamp ~ Anything goes
Charisma Cardz ~ Pretty in pink (hope it's pink enough)
Thanks for looking,

Saturday 28 January 2012

Have a Heart

Hello crafters,
I can't believe it's already the last weekend of January!
Soon be St Valentines day,
So over at ALLSORTS our lovely Helene has chosen a fab theme,
She wants you to 

(Backing paper does not count)

I have used:
Bo Bunny  ~ Et-Cetera
Nestabilities ~ Classic and scalloped hearts
Tim Holtz ~ DIs
Buttons and twine

I have entered the following:
Magnolia-licious ~ Valentines, Blog Hop

Our sponsor this week is

Don't forget to have a nose at the other DT cards for some fab inspiration
Thanks for looking


Tuesday 24 January 2012

Together Forever

Hi everyone,
Another LOTV card to share tonight,
I've had Mac at home today, she's full of cold ~ Bless her.
Hopefully after a good nights sleep she'll feel a lot better.

I have used:

Kraft card stock,
Nestabilities ~ Scalloped rectangles,
Prima papers ~ Botanicals,
Doo~Hickey ~ Fence, Sm dragonfly & Swirl,
SU ~ Scalloped circle punch & corner punch,
Marriane ~ English rose,
DieNamics ~ Daisy,
Wild Orchid ~ Sweet heart flowers,
Sentiment ~ LOTV, For you sentiments & Postmark,
Tim Holtz DIs 
Scrim and pearls.

Thanks for looking

Sunday 22 January 2012

O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?

Hope everyone has had a lovely weekend,
We finally got a car yesterday.
Although I have driven a couple of times since my accident I was still fairly nervous,
and I've also got to get used to where everything is!
I have a card to share tonight, the image is Teddy Romeo
and he's available here from LOTV
 I have also used:
Prima ~ Botanics
DooHickey ~ Butterfly, Antique lace border, Leaf frond and Bunting
Magnolia ~ Flower
SU ~ Twine, Seam-binding and button
Scrim from stash
Tim Holtz ~ DIs
Don't forget the new stamps went on sale yesterday and they're gorgeous

Oooh and before I go....

Thanks for looking

Saturday 21 January 2012

A few of my favourite things

Hello, I'm back with my BASIC GREY card
This fortnight we'd like you to show us your 


Don't forget you MUST use a BG product!

I have used BG ~ Out of Print
My favourite things are ~ Butterflies, Dies and Stitching
 I have also used:
Magnolia ~ With cosy heart
DooHickey ~ Butterfly
Martha Stewart ~ Monarch butterfly 
Marianne ~ Craftable circle and english rose
Nestabilities ~ Scallop rectangle, classic circle, classic heart and scallop heart
Tim Holtz ~ DIs and On the edge, Flutterbies
Pearls and Scrim from stash.

Crikey thats 8 dies and 3 styles of butterflies !!!
We have our usual fab sponsor 

Simon Says Stamp

Thanks again for looking.


Needles and Pins

Morning crafters!
Hope everything is well.
It's time for another ALLSORTS challenge,
This week it's the Jo to pick the theme and she wants to see......


I have used :
Art Impressions ~ Sewing Shoppe
Cosmo Cricket ~ Material Girl
SU ~ Corner punch and Twine
Nestabilities ~ Scallop Rectangles
Buttons and Flower from stash
All machine stitched with a variety of different stitches.

We have 2 fab sponsors this week


Pop over to the challenge blog to find out more.

Thanks for looking,
I'll be back later with my BASIC GREY card

Thursday 19 January 2012

Wedding Guest book

Good morning,
Thanks for all your lovely comments.
Sorry not been by in a while.
I'm busy with the neighbours wedding invitations.
I have been trying to fit some DT work in with them too.
I needed to make a project for the LOTV inspiration blog
so I combined this with a wedding guest book for my neighbour too.

I have used:
LOTV ~ Wedding Couple ( I don't think I will ever tire of this stamp)
Sizzix ~ Tag
Tim Holtz DIs, On the edge Brackets and Tattered Florals
(I used chipboard for the flowers,
because I didn't think fabric/paper flowers 
would withstand all the handling)
Nestabilities ~ Labels 4
The little bird charm was added because that will be their married name!
Thanks for looking

Wednesday 18 January 2012

Forever forgetful

Good morning,
It's time again for another fab challenge at TRULY SCRUMTIOUS

This fortnight it's Bente's turn to pick the theme,
and she'd like you to use


This really isn't very difficult for me, 
I'd forget my head if it wasn't screwed on LOL
Anyway get looking in those drawers and see what you can find!
I have used Bo Bunny "et cetera" paper pad, which I had completely forgotten about,
There were another couple of pads too, so it was like Christmas all over again.
I'm also always forgetting to use my cricut, so that got the dust blown off it too for the "Dad" sentiment.

I have also used:
LOTV ~ Lazy afternoon and Greetings postmarks (loving these)
DooHickey ~ Cloud
Nestabilities ~ Scallop rectangles and labels 16 (for "relax" sentiment)
SU ~ Corner punch
Leaf punch
Cotton scrim from B&Q

Hope you can join us this fortnight,
Pop over to the challenge blog for details of prize and fab DT inspiration

Thanks for looking

Saturday 14 January 2012

ALLSORTS DT ~ Celebration of nations and some news

Morning, Cant believe we are already halfway through January,
Where did it go?
Finally got the insurance sorted for our car,
Hopefully pick up our new one next week,
That'll be nearly 8 weeks without a car for me.
Have been walking to school, so that's a good thing and have saved money by not going craft shopping!!!
I have been doing my main shop online, and this week Darren took me to Morrisons.
I was like a kid in a toy shop, it seems ages since I've been to a supermarket LOL!
This week at ALLSORTS my lovely friend Nicola has chosen....


 This could mean a celebration of the forthcoming Olympics later this year, or you can celebrate your home country through your creations, ideally incorporating your national flag colours

I have chosen the colours of the United Jack

I have used:
Magnolia ~ Papers and Tilda as a nurse
Nestabilities ~ Labels 18 and butterflies
DooHickey ~ Swirl
Whimsey ~ Sentiments and dies
Marianne ~ English rose and leaves
Tim Holtz ~ DIs and doily die
Pearls and scrim from stash

I hope you can join us this week.
Now onto my news!

Back in September I was over the moon to be asked to join the
LOTV Challenge DT, Now we all know that saddly this recently closed down,
and like many others I was gutted.
But I was chuffed to bits when Lisa and Laila
asked me join their DT over at the
LOTV Ideas to Inspire blog
I can't begin to say how exciting this is for me.
I just LURVE their stamps.
So be on the look out as there's some exciting stuuf going on in the near future.

Thanks for looking

Saturday 7 January 2012


Hi, it's me again
Please see my last post for my BASIC GREY DT card

It's also time for ALLSORTS to have their first challenge of 2012
and this week we want to see some

I have used another new Tida and have paper-pieced her dress, the bunting and the tablecloth.
I have used:
Magnolia ~ Tilda as a star, Bunting and Table
Prima ~ Botanical
Marianne ~ Creatable circle and English roses
DieNamics ~ Daisy
Wild Orchid ~ Small flowers
SU ~ Twine, Scallop circle, Circle and Corner punches
E.lm ~ Leaf punch
Tim Holtz ~ DIs
Buttons from stash

Our sponsor this week is 

I hope you can join us.

I'd like to enter the following:
Just Magnolia ~ Anything goes /new
Magnolia-licious ~ Anything goes
Papertake weekly ~ Anything goes
Magnolia stamp lovers ~ Kraft
Simon says stamp ~ Something new ~ My new Tilda
My Mum's craft shop ~ Something new ~ My new Tida
Thank you so much for looking


Happy Saturday everyone, 
Hope you are all well.
Thankfully the wind has dropped and we only lost 2 fence posts!
Luckily, Darren always dismantles the trampoline, 
after our last 14ft one took a roll across the garden, 
clipping the conservatory and taking a fence panel out! 
So at least that was safe.
Hope you all didn't suffer too much.

It's time for BASIC GREY to have their first challenge of 2012
and they want you to use 

Please remember you MUST us at least one BG product

BG ~ "Kraft" and "Out of print"
New item ~ Tilda stamp and Tim Holtz Doily die
I have used:
Magnolia ~ Tilda with heart chain
DooHickey ~ Bunting, Sm dragonfly, Rose leaf and Vintage daisy
Marianne ~ English roses
Nestabilities ~ Oval and Scallop oval
Tim Holtz ~ DIs and Doily die
SU ~ Twine
Pearls and Scrim from stash

Our regular sponsor is
Simon Says Stamp

I hope you can join us.
I'd like to enter:
Just Magnolia ~ Anything goes/new
Simon says stamp ~ Something new
Magnolia-licious ~ Anythinhg goes
My Mum's craft shop ~ Something new ~ My new Tilda
Thank you so much for looking and your lovely comments

Wednesday 4 January 2012

Truly Scrumptious ~ Shabby

Good morning,
This is a schedule post and as I'm writing it the
wind is howling outside!!!
It's awful, the windows are really whistling,
just hoping there's not too much damage done.
Hope it's OK wherever you are.
It's time for our first challenge of 2012,
This fortnight our lovely Anja would love to see

 I have used:
Magnolia ~ Tilda with cosy heart from SirStampalot
Prima ~ Botanical
Nestabilities ~ Scallop rectangle, Classic and Scallop heart
Martha Stewart ~ Sm Monarch butterfly
Marianne ~ English rose
Doohickey's ~ Swirl
TH ~ Tattered florals, DIs and Antique linen stickles
Scrim, Pearls and Paint from stash

Our sponsor this fortnight is the fantastic

Hope you will join us,
Pop over to the challenge blog to see the DT awesome work