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Saturday 25 February 2012

ALLSORTS ~ It's your choice

Good morning,
Hope all is well in blogland

It's time for another challenge over at ALLSORTS
and it's the final week of Free and Easy February,
Where has this month gone to?

I have used:
LOTV ~ Party Girl, availble  here, but hurry, they are selling MEGA fast!
Go Kreate ~ Frilly #10
Nitwit papers ~ Crab Apple available here
DooHickeys ~ Peony Petals and Curly Butterfly
Wild Orchid ~ 2 Tone Tan Wild Roses - 30mm
Tim Holtz ~ DIs and Weathered Clock
Cotton Scrim  ~ B&Q

Thanks for looking


Friday 24 February 2012

LOTV. Mini Blog Hop ~ Redraw

This post will stay at the top until friday please scroll down for newer posts.

The winner of my mini blog hop has not been in contact.
 So I think it's fair to redraw.
Give a chance to those of you who check by regularly.

The lucky winner is 







Congratulations Rea, so happy for you,
 please contact me at darrenandfleur@aol.com  with your address, by this Friday.


Thursday 23 February 2012

You are a great friend

Hope you are ok

It's a lovely day here, not too cold!

I had a bit of crafty time this morning. 
Don't normally finish a card in one sitting.
I usuall get side-tracked.

I have used:
Magnolia ~ Garden Tilda
DooHickey ~ Swirl, Rose leaf, Hellebores, Peony petals and Heart tag
The gorgeous papers are a download from Michele R Designs
SU ~ Antique brad
Tim Holtz ~ DIs

I'd like to enter:
TOMIC ~ Friends & DooHickey ( I think I've used enough LOL)
Die-ing for a challenge ~ Anything goes

Thanz For Looking

Tuesday 21 February 2012

Time to treasure

I originally made this card for the LOTV mini hop, 
but wasn't really happy with it, don't ask me why,
but I thought I might as well share it

I have used:
MME ~ Lost & Found "Blush"
DooHickey ~ Vintage tag, Swirl, Sm dragonfly & Lovely fence all available here
Marianne ~ Chinese roses
Ribbon, Brads, Charm & Twine from stash

Thanks for looking

Sunday 19 February 2012

Guest DT @ Paper Sundaes

Good afternoon,
The sun is shining here and it's a lovely day,
Just not looking forward to Mackenzie going back to school tomorrow,
at least I can try to catch up with stuff.
Went to see the Muppets yesterday 
and it makes me feel old to remember all the characters LOL.

This week LOTV are sponsoring Paper Sundaes and some of the LOTV girls are GDT

The theme is 

Happy Birthday

I have used Never too old for cupcake available here
I have also used:
Die-namics ~ Daisy and  Perfect Brackets
DooHickey ~ Swirl and Hellebores
Martha Stewart ~ Sm monarch butterfly
Marianne ~ Leaves and Doily
MME ~ Papers
Scrim ~ B and Q

I would like to enter the following:

Die-ing for a challenge ~ Anything goes ( 2nd entry)

Thanks for looking

Saturday 18 February 2012

Anything goes at ALLSORTS

Good Morning everyone.
Hope you are all well.

We have another easy one for you at ALLSORTS this week


I have used:
LOTV ~ On the garden wall available here
LOTV ~ Love sentiments
Bo Bunny ~ Gabrielle
DooHickey ~ Vintage daisy, Cloud and Leaf
Nestabilities ~ Butterfly and Eyelet square
Tim Holtz ~ DIs
Scrim, Pearls, Ribbon and Twine from stash
Thanks for looking

I'd like to enter:
Die-ing for a challenge ~ Anything goes

Friday 17 February 2012

LOTV Mini Hop Winner

Wow what a success the LOTV mini hop was,
I had a record number of lovely comments,
So a BIG thank you for visiting.

There are 2  overall winners, 
and I got to choose 1 from my comments
and that lucky lady is .............

Please could you email me at
with your snail mail details, so I can sort your prize.

Please keeping popping in as I will have a small blog candy of mine own
as a "Thank You"  for reaching 500 followers 


Thursday 16 February 2012

Tilda with Bunny

Can't believe it's Thursday already,
Mac had a friend over last night and they were still chatting away at 2.30am!!!!
I had a chance to have a bit of a craft today
and have made a card with a couple of challenges in mind

I have used:
Magnolia ~ Tilda with hanging rabbit availble here
DooHickey ~ Peony petals and rose leaf
Nitwit papers ~ Crab Apple available here 
Nestabilites ~ Scallop rectangles
Tim Holtz ~ DIs and Tiny tabs
LOTV ~ Greetings postmarks available here 
I'd like to enter the following:
TOMIC ~  3 papers, 2 or more embellies and 1 image
Deep Ocean Challenge ~ Pink and Brown

Thanks for looking

Tuesday 14 February 2012

LOTV Blog hop ~ A time to treasure

Happy Valentines Day.
Today a few of the LOTV girls are having a special Valentines blog hop,

The image we are all using is
Times To Treasure
available here 

We will have some candy for 2 lucky winners too!  
All you have to do is post a comment on each of the
DT listed below and two of our DT will draw from their comments
and 2 people will win a stamp from Lili of the Valley! Easy!

I have also used
Prima ~ Botanics
Marianne ~ Chinese rose and Creatables circle
Wild Orchid ~ Flowersand Metal corner
DooHickey ~ Lovely fence, Hellebores and Vintage tag
Memory box ~ Attic key
Bronze charm from Ebay
SU ~ Twine
Brads and Stickles

Thanks so much for looking

Monday 13 February 2012

.....and they called it "puppy love" ~ LOTV Sneak Peek

Morning everyone.
Firstly a big HELLO to my new followers,
thanks ladies I hope you enjoy the stay!
Will try to get round to you soon.

We're still in PJs at the Pearson houshold,
Not sure what we'll get up to today.

I have another LOTV Sneak Peek to share,
not long now until you can get hold of them for yourselves.
I love all of this release so much
and this one is a particular favourite, 
because it looks like Mackenzie and Fletch!

This little sweetie is called


I have also used:
Nitwit papers ~ Cottage Charm, I really do love this collection
DooHickey ~ Peony petals, Hellebores, Vintage tag, Leaf and Swirl
(yes I know I love my dies, lol)
Tim Holtz ~ DIs
Charm, Brads, Spacer and Ribbon from stash

Don't forget to pop over to the Inspiration blog
where you'll see more Sneak Peaks and fab ideas.

Thanks for looking


Sunday 12 February 2012

Followers (Non-Blgger sites)

I'm sure by now most of you have seen the news that the follower button is disappearing.
I THINK, If I am reading this correctly that it is only to affect NON Blogging sites.
Correct me if I'm wrong!

Read this

Thanks Doreen for pointing this out!
I have added the new button too ~ just in case I'm wrong !
I don't like the fact that you are automatically followed by what looks like advertising companies and it also mixes the followers up, randomly so you can't tell, at a glance, who's new!

Saturday 11 February 2012

ALLSORTS ~ Free and Easy ~ Take 2

Good morning, 
Hope you're not too cold!
It's ALLSORTS time again,
and we have another FREE and EASY week,
Judging by last last weeks entries this is proving popular.

I have chosen Edwin again, this is one of a few samples for 
SIR STAMPALOT, if you're in the area they are having a free demo day today,
These are always popular and Crafty Lou always puts on a good show!

I have used:
Magnolia ~ Edwin with stolen heart
Basic Grey ~ Out of print
Marianne ~ English rose and open leaves
DooHickey ~ Lovely fence
Nestabilities ~ Classic oval
Computer generated sentiment
Scrim from B&Q

Hope you'll join us again,
Thanks for looking


Friday 10 February 2012

LOTV's Absolutly AWESOME candy!!!!!

Get yourselves over to the LOTV inspiration blog NOW!
They are offering you the opportunity to win a full set of our 14 new stamps – a prize worth over £60!  
As you can see there are some gorgeous designs including lots of little girls,
two babies, a new home and two Easter cuties!

Are you still here? 
What you waiting for?
Get over there now!!!

Good Luck


Tuesday 7 February 2012

LOTV ~ Another Sneak Peek

Can't believe I have posted a card 5 days running!
I'm sure it won't last LOL!!!

I have another LOTV  sneak peek to share. Available 20th Feb
Check out the other LOTV girls as they are all doing sneak peeks too
Dena, Claudia, Bev and Kathy have all done a Snaek Peek card today
This little darling is called


I just love this image, isn't it adorable!
 I have also used:
NitWit Papers ~ Cottage charm
DooHickey ~ Bunting, Vintage Daisy, Leaf and Swirl
Marianne ~ Chinese Rose
Nestabilities ~ Classic and Scallop Circles
Martha Stewart ~ Small Monarch Butterfly
SU ~ Twine and Scallop Punch
Wild Orchid ~ Pearls
Tim Holtz ~ DIs

Thanks for looking and your awesome comments,
They really do make my day.

Monday 6 February 2012

LOTV ~ Sneak peek

Happy Monday everyone
I have another LOTV Sneak Peek to share this afternoon
I'm sitting here writing this post with hair dye on ~ So gotta be quick LOL!
This little sweetheart is 


She'll be available from the 20th Feb
I have coloured using Distress inks and her skirt is very sparkly,
but this saddly doesn't show in the photo 

I have also used NITWIT papers ~ "Cottage Charm" available here  

I would like to enter:
Hotshot Craft Blog  ~Flowers

Thanks for looking

Sunday 5 February 2012

Guest Designer for Penny black and more @ ALLSORTS

Good morning,
Being a part of the ALLSORTS DT we are lucky to get  regular guest spots over at 
Last time it was my turn, I forgot!!!
How bad is that!
So I scheduled this post 2 weeks ago........

........and published it by accident ~ Whoops, I'm sorry if you had a peek of it!!!
They probably won't ask me again ~ I can't be trusted lol!!!

This month they have a bingo challenge with a bit of a twist,
A colour combo!
I have chosen
Kraft Green Blue
I have used:
Penny Black ~ Betsy Bluebell
Bo Bunny ~ Welcome home
LOTV ~ For you circular sentiments
DooHickey ~ Swirl  and Lovely fence
Nestabilities ~ Scallop rectangle and butterfly
Martha Stewart ~ Monarch butterfly
SU ~ Corner punch and scallop circle
Wld Orchid ~ Metal corner
Flowers, pearls, brads and scrim from stash

Here's the colour combos you can choose!
Just pick a line!
Hope you can join us

Thanks for looking


Saturday 4 February 2012

Free and Easy

Happy Saturday to you all!
Hope you are all keeping warm.
I have decided to step down from Basic Grey, 
so just my ALLSORTS card to share today.

This week we have decided to go for a more relaxed approach
and we would love to see anything......

Well, I really don't know what happened to her face,
I did her cheeks and a little bit of shading under her hair.
I thought she looked fine, but when I uploaded her picture,
I noticed she looks like she's been on
a skiing holiday and only just took her sunglasses off LOL!!!

I have used:
Magnolia ~ Tilda with heart chain
DooHickey ~ Vintage daisy, Cloud, Swirl and Hellebores
Marianne ~ Birdcage
Prima ~ Botanics
Tim Holtz ~ DIs
Twine, brads and heart charm from  stash

Hope you can join us this week,
pop over to the challenge blog to find out more about this weeks sponsor
and to see the other DTs fab creations

Friday 3 February 2012

LOTV ~ Sneak Peek

Hope everyone is good.
We had a little bit of snow here, but it's gone now.
I have a sneak peek to share today.
OMG! the "soon to be released" new images from LOTV are just
How lucky am I to get to play with them!!!

This is Blossom ~ Isn't she gorgeous!

I have also used
Prima ~ Botanics
DooHickey ~ Cloud, rose leaf and small dragonfly
Martha Stewart ~ Branch border
Flat back pearls and Twine
Tim Hotlz ~ DIs
Wild orchid ~ Blossoms
Large flower from stash

Pop over to the Sneak peeks page on the inspirational blog for more images

Thanks for looking