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Saturday 31 March 2012

A bit of thank you candy

This is a sticky and will stay at the top until 31st March.
WOW I have over 500 followers,
So as a thank you to all my followers, both, new and old!
I have a bit of candy to give to one lucky winner
To enter, I would love it if you were a follower, but it's not compulsary.
 Included are:
1 Lili of the valley "pom pom" stamp
1  Pack of scalloped 5x5 cards and envelopes
4  Small bunches of flowers
1 Pack of swirly pearls
1 Pack of gems
1 Small set of clear stamps
1 bag of mixed silver charms and spacers (approx  40-50)

Please leave your name with Mr Linky
Pop a photo of my candy in your side bar
Link back to my blog.

I also have 1 secret LOTV image to give to one random commenter,
who comments on any post between now the end of the candy.

I will draw both shortly after the end March

ALLSORTS ~ Photo Inspiration

Ok ladies prepare to be SHOCKED!!!!
I have gone a teeny bit colourful for this weeks card LOL

This week at ALLSORTS our lovely Debs has 
given us a photo for inspiration

 Ok, Mine is not quite as colourful, but I gave it my best shot LOL!

I have used:
Die-Namics ~ Butterflies
Nestabilities ~ Labels 18
Cheery Lynn ~ Kiwi Spirit Doily
Pearls & Scrim from Stash

Hope you can join us this week

I'd like to enter the following:
Totally Papercrafts ~ Easter
Crafter's Companion ~ Spring
My Mum's Craft ~ Stamp it
Simon Says Stamp ~ Anything goes
Lili's Little Fairies ~ Anything goes
Craft your Days Away  ~Easter


Thursday 29 March 2012

Totally special

Just a quick post tonight
Been to watch the year 4 play,
"Go for Gold"
It was great and I welled up as soon as I saw Mac,
she looked far too grown up.

Anyway I've finally got round to doing a Tilda again.

This is one of the latest releases and she available here

I have used :
Magnolia ~ Princess Party Tilda
DooHickey ~ Heart Tag
Maarianne ~ English Rose
Nestabilities ~ Classic Ovals, Labels 18 and Butterfly
Tim Holtz ~ DIs and Stickles

Not 100% happy with the finished card as I'd ran out of my normal 
light brown card stock so had to use blue ~ Never mind!

Thanks for looking

Tuesday 27 March 2012

Not long now !!!!

Good evening,
For those of you who couldn't get to the NEC it's not long now
 until the latest stamps are available on-line,
LOTV have  reached out to a wider audience with this latest release,
You'll find something for everybody!
You can get them from HERE from midnight tonight,
and for some last minute inspiration  have a nosey over here
Here's my final sneak peek.
 This adorable image is called.....
I have also used:
Nitwits ~ Prints Charming
Cheery Lynn ~ Kiwi Spirit Doily
Die-Namics ~ Butterflies
DooHickey ~ Cloud
Marianne ~ English Rose
Memory Box ~  Butterfly Delight
Nestabilities ~ Scallop Rectangle
Pearls, Charm & Twine

Thanks for looking


Monday 26 March 2012

Pink for Poppy

Hope everyone is well
I have a VERY pink creation to share today.

 Think it may be a bit of a PINK overload Lol,
I hvae used the very sweet "Never too old for a hug"
I have also used:
Magnolia ~ 12x12 paper
DooHickey ~ Flag
Nestabilities  ~Scallop rectangle and Butterfly
Martha Stewart ~ Sm Monarch Butterfly
Cream Cotton Lace from The Ribbon Girl
Tim Holtz ~ DIs, Tiny Tabs and Chip Block Alphabet
Pearls from Wild Orchid

Thanks for looking, there is still time to enter my Thank you candy


Saturday 24 March 2012

Cupcakes recipe ~ sneak peek

Morning everyone,
If all goes to plan I'm on my way to the NEC now YAY!!!! 

 Where does the time go? it's already the end of March!

It's  also challenge time at ALLSORTS again,
It looks like you enjoyed Jo's theme last week,
hope you like this one too!

Helene would like you to .......


Well, what a better stamp to use other than this 
"soon to be released" LOTV cupcake image.

There are some gorgeous new designs as well as the gorgeous LOTV couples we already love,

 I have made an envelope fold card, using:
Nitwit ~ Affection
DooHickey ~ Peony petals, Hellebore's, Rose leaves and Small dragonfly
Nestabilities ~ Scallop rectangle
The ribbon girl ~ Ribbon, Lace and Charm
SU ~ Tab punch

Thanks so much for looking and your lovely comments.


Thursday 22 March 2012

Close your eyes

Good evening,
Thank you for all you lovely comments earlier.
I have another LOTV image to share.

This sweet little image is called


Aren't they adorable!
I have used:
Nitwit papers ~ Crab Apple
Martha Stewart ~ Small Monarch Butterfly
Nestabilities ~ Classic and Scallop Circles
Marianne ~ English Rose

I have entered the following:
Papertake weekly ~ Bingo (Die cuts/Free/Glitter ~on her cardi)
Deep ocean challenge ~ Butterflies
Paper sundaes ~ Photo inspiration 

Thanks for looking


Another LOTV Sneak peek and some excitng news

Hi, it's a lovely day here!

First of all I have another Sneak peek to share today,
Dont' forget they are to be released online for the 28th March,
but those of you who are lucky enough to be going to the
NEC you will get a chance to purchase from there!

This sweet image is called,


I have also used:
Nitwit ~ Bear Boys Too
Ribbon girl ~ Charm, Ribbon and Lace
Tim Holtz ~ DIs, Brads and Floral Strip
SU ~ Twine
Memory box ~ Attic Key
DooHickey ~ Heart Tag
Pop over to the inspirational blog for more gorgeous sneaky peeks

Now onto my exciting news

Sarah from Craft All Day has invited me and
 2 other lucky ladies to join her DT team.
Sarah has just began a new venture
 and has opened her own online craft store.
Pop over and take a look, it's full of yumminess.
Will have more news to follow

Thanks for looking and if you're at the NEC on Staurday 
ive me a nudge and say Helllloooooo!!!!


Tuesday 20 March 2012

LOTV Sneak peek

Hello to you on this lovely spring morning.

I have a sneak peek to share today.
LOTV have another "soon to be released" stamp collection.
There are  some gorgeous new styles and some of your favourite cuties.

These are to be released on 28th March but for those of 
you going to the NEC they may just have some there!
I'm hoping to go on the Saturday,

This one is called 


I think it's so versatile, it could be used for loads of occasions,
Christenings, Easter, Confirmation....

I have made a little wedding memento for 
Mackenzie to give to the bride, when she's a bridesmaid.

Make sure you keep checking over at the inspirational blog
 as there will be more Sneak peeks to see

Thanks for looking

Saturday 17 March 2012

Three in a row

A quick post as Mackenzie is going to a party this morning.

This week at ALLSORTS our lovely Jo has chosen a fab theme,
and she wants to see.....


I have used:
Stitchy stamps ~ Flower fairy
Nitwit ~ Crab apple
DooHickey ~ Peony petals, Antique lace, Leaf and Cloud
Nestabilities ~Clasic oval and Labels 18 
Buttons, Charm, Scrim and Twine from stash

Pop over to the challenge blog for details of TWO fab sponsors.

Thanks for looking

Friday 16 March 2012

Keep Out!

Hi, I have a little "pink" project to share today.
I love this LOTV image - It's my party!
It reminds me of gorgeous girl Mackenzie,
She's 9 and has a bit of an attitude lol!
So I thought I'd make her this little door hanger for her room,
She loves it and does see the funnyside ~ Thankfully!

It's quite simple to make:
I got a cheap plaque 50p from our local craft outlet, 
but I'm sure chip board could work too.
I painted the plaque with dark brown acrylic paint,
let that dry then covered with a thin layer of PVA glue,
before this dried I went over with cream acrylic paint and left to dry naturally. 
(you can use a heat gun, but be careful as the paint bubble and blisters)
This gives a crackle effect, I then rubbed it all over with Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet Dis
Cover with paper and embellshments of your choice.

Add some string for hanging and finish off with a little bow.


Thursday 15 March 2012

LOTV ~ Mini Blog Hop

Morning everyone,
With our mini blog hop so successful last month,
LOTV have decided to have another blast.
We have a very special treat for you today because not only will we be showing you several different ways to use a single stamp, but it is also our very first sneaky peek day for the March Lili of the Valley release.  Yes, that’s right, another release from LOTV to be available for sale starting March 28th!!! 

The image we are using today is called “Shall We Dance”.   This release will be filled with adorable bears, cute couples, and some very new and different designs from Lili of the Valley.  Keep your eyes on the Design Team’s blogs for more sneak peeks in the next few weeks. 

Lili of the Valley AND Which Craft of the UK are our sponsors for this hop.  We will be giving away 4 amazing prizes!!!  Which Craft is a store that carries an amazing variety of shaped cards!!   

"Shall we dance"

All you have to do is leave a comment on each of the participating designer’s blogs.  
We will then choose 4 winners from our mystery prize blogs on Friday. 

Good luck! 
and Me!

I have used:
Which Craft ~ Elegant step card
DooHickey ~ Swirl, Heart tag and small dragonfly
Marianne ~ English rose and leaf
Tim Holtz ~ DIs
Pearls, charm and cotton scrim from stash

Thanks for looking

Tuesday 13 March 2012

The potting shed

Morning, Hope you are well,
I have a pink card to share today,
this is for my Mum for Mothers day.

For this I have used:
LOTV ~ Potting shed  perfect for my Mum as she loves her gardening.
LOTV ~ Love sentiment
Nitwit ~ Affection and Crab apple can't you tell I love these!
I print them on cream cardstock and they are
great for sanding back as it then shows a cream core.
Tim Holtz ~ Tattered flower garland and Distressed doily
Martha Stewart butterfly
Pearls and brads from stash

Thanks for looking
There's still time to enter my candy here


Sunday 11 March 2012

For Mum

Good Morning,

Today morning I have a card to share, for Mum.
I wanted to give it a bit more of a shabby look
and I was very brave, after I'd finished colouring her I let water drop off the 
brush around her and just left it. So the little "splats" were intentional LOL!

I have used:
Best Dress, available from the latest gorgeous collection
Tim Hotltz ~ DIs, Chip block alphabet and Butterflight edge
Marianne ~ English roses
Wild Orchid ~ Pearls 
Michele Roos ~ Digi papers

I have quite a few emails asking were I get my mesh from,
It's actually "cotton scrim" from the builders section at B&Q
you get a huge  90m roll for under £4 ~ Bargain!

Thanks for looking


Saturday 10 March 2012

Say it with flowers

Hello, Happy Saturday
Hope all is well.
Had a proud moment yesterday.
Mackenzie was given her silver award for achievement at school,
the parents are invited to the celebration assembly.
They get certificates for certain things throughout the year,
when they have 3 they are given a bronze award, then for 6 they get silver, 
If they get 9 they get a gold award a gift voucher and a tea party at the end of the year.
Last year Mac got 8 so just missed out on the Gold, so fingers crossed for this year ~ 
but whatever, we are very proud of her.
Anyway moving on .........

It's time again for a fab ALLSORTS challenge

This week our lovely Nicola has chosen to


I have used:
My old favourite LOTV ~ Wedding couple and Calendar stamps
Nestabilities ~ Scallop rectangles, Scallop and Classic hearts
Magnolia ~ 6x6 papers 
Martha Stewart ~ Monarch butterfly
Wild Orchid ~ Flowers & Pearls
Tim Holtz ~ DIs



Tuesday 6 March 2012

A sweet romance

Hello, hope you all good.

Where's spring gone? It's a bit chilly here today, 
Yesterday Darren was the perfect chauffeur and took me to the new LOTV shop in Leeds,
It's gorgeous and it was lovely to meet the team,
They were all so friendly.
Treated myself to a few stamps and will get to have a bit of a play sometime soon.

Today I have a sample card for SirStampalot
I adore this sweet image and it's called

Sweet Romance

 I wanted to give it an oldie feel so have used sepia tones

I have also used:
Tim Holtz ~ DIs and Weathered Clock
DooHickey ~ Swirl, Rose Leaves and Peony Petals
Marianne ~ English Rose
Prima ~ Printery
Nestabilities ~ Scallop Rectangle

I'd like to enter:
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything goes

Thanks for looking

Saturday 3 March 2012

ALLSORTS ~ Spread your wings

Hello, can't believe it's March already!
It's been a lovely week here in Spalding, 
Spring is just around the corner.
Well it's time for a new challenge over at ALLSORTS
We're back to our normal weekly themes and this week 
our lovely Brenda has set a great theme
and I'm sure you'll agree it's a favourite with many of us.

I have used:
Nitwit papers ~ Cottage charm too
Wild orchid ~ Flowers
Doohickey ~ Flag and Vintage tag
Marianne ~ Leaves
Martha Stewart ~ Monarch butterfly 
Tim Holtz ~ DIs and Chip block alphabet strip
Whimsey ~ Sentiment and stamp die
Nestabilites ~ Label 16
Scrim, pearls, twine and seam binding from stash

I'd like to enter:
Do you stack up ~ Things with wings
Thanks for looking and your lovely comments.