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Saturday 28 April 2012

Another LOTV ~ Sneak peek

Good morning,
I'm back again with another LOTV sneak peek,
make sure you pop over to the inspirational blog to see more from the DT

This gorgeous image is called 


How adorable!

I have also used:
Nitwit ~ Bear boys
DooHickey ~ Star Tag
Tim Holtz ~ DIs
Thread & Charms from stash

Thanks for looking



Welcome to the weekend, YAY!!!
It's time for another challenge at ALLSORTS 
and this week my lovely friend Nicola has chosen the the theme
 and she'd like to see . . . .


I have used one of the gorgeous new boy images from LOTV,
available on line 9th May
but, remember if you're visiting the shop for their open weekend
5th & 6th May, you can get them there!

This one is called
I thought it would make a perfect shaker card with little leaves "floating" about
Sorry about the poor picture quality, I kept getting reflections from the acetate.

 I have also used:
Nitwit ~ Prints Charming, Cottage Charm & Bear Boys
Tim Holtz ~ DIs & Holly Branch Die
SU ~ Corner punch
Various leaf punches
Button, Thread & Acetate from stash

Thanks for looking


Thursday 26 April 2012

LOTV Sneak peek ~ Scooter boy

Wow! Have you seen the sneak peeks over at the inspirational blog,

You all know, by now, that I think LOTV boys image are by far the BEST out there,
well they've just added 6 GORGEOUS new images to be released on May 9th, But:
if you are visiting the shop during their open weekend 5th & 6th May 
you'll get a chance to get your hands on them there,

This adorable image is called

Scooter Boy
isn't he fab!!!
I have also used:
Nitwits ~ Bear boys too
SU ~ Corner punch
Tim Holtz ~ DIs and Hardware die
Pop back tomorrow for ALLSORTS DT card/LOTV sneak peek

Thanks so much for all your lovely comments and encouraging words, 
they keep me motiveted when I'm doubting my style  . 

Wednesday 25 April 2012


Another boys card to share today,
I've actually started to enjoy making boys cards LOL

This gorgeous image is aptly named


He's available here

I have also used:
Nitwit ~ Bears too
Ribbon girl ~ Charm
Sizzix ~ Primitive stars
SU ~ Twine & Buttons

Thanks for looking


Saturday 21 April 2012


Thanks to everyone for your lovely comments and, helloooo to my new followers
It's time again  for a new challenge over at ALLSORTS
and this week our lovely Emma has set us a sketch

I made this card for Mackenzie last week when she was a bridesmaid.
I have used:
Magnolia ~ Tilda celebrates summer
Nitwits ~ Thimbles too
DooHickey ~ Cloud
Memory box ~ Butterflies
Nestabilities ~ Classic Ovals & Labels 18
Maranne ~ English Rose
Metal corner ~ Painted & inked
Scrim, Twine & Butterfly charm from stash

Pop over to the challenge blog, for more fab inspiration & information about this weeks prize

I'd like to enter the following:
Charisma cardz ~ Shabby chic

Thanks for looking

Thursday 19 April 2012

Tilda with ballet shoes.

Morning! Hope the weather where you are is better than it is here.
It's non-stop rain here.
Mac & I got caught in it walking home last night, we were drenched.

Over at Just Magnolia, they are having a DT call,
Well; looking at all the gorgeous entries so far, I stand little chance;
BUT if you don't try these things.....
 I have used Tilda in ballet shoes, available here.
I think she's gonna be a firm favourite.

I have also used another firm favourite Nit wit papers ~ Affection Too
Dienamics ~ Butterflies & Daisy
Marianne ~ English Rose
Tim Holtz ~ DIs
Stickles on her underskirt
Lace & Pearls from stash

I would like to enter the following
Papertake Weekly ~ Stitching

Thanks for looking

GDT ~ Do You Stack Up?


Due to an error (not mine) and a misunderstanding of dates,
this post should be for the 19th so will remain at the top!

Good morning, hope you are all well.
We've got a busy weekend coming up!
Mackenzie's a bridesmaid on Saturday, I can't wait
She's so excited and I think I may be a little bit too.

LOTV are this weeks sponsors for Do You Stack Up
and we have been invited to be guest designers, 
 Anne and I are both taking part and the theme is


I have used:
LOTV ~ Milly, cuddle time
Nitwit ~ Affection and Cottage charm
DooHickey ~ Swirl
Nesatbilities ~ Butterfly, Labels 18 and Classic oval
Wild Orchid ~ Flowers
Marianne ~ English rose and leaf
Tim Holtz ~ DIs, Tiny Tags and Chip Block alphastrip

Thanks for looking

Wednesday 18 April 2012


Hi girls,
I get to pick one of the random winners of  this months
 mystery prize from the mini  blog hop,  Yay!!!,

and it's .......


Please contact me at
so I can get your prize sorted


Tuesday 17 April 2012

Craft all day ~ Tilda with ballet shoes

Good morning ladies,
Mac's back at school today and I already miss her, but got loads to do.
Today I'd like to share my first DT card for
I love this sweet Tilda, although I coloured in 4 times before I was happy with her!
I have used:
Marianne ~ English rose
Martha Stewart ~ Sm Monarch Butterfly
All other items ~ Pins, Stamp, Small pink roses, DPs etc can be found at

A few pics from the wedding too...

Darren and Mac dancing the night away

Yes, that's Mac playing poker LOL

Thanks for looking

Monday 16 April 2012

Emma's Presents

Good Morning,
Today I have a girly card to share with a bit of a circle theme going on.

This little sweetie is called


and she's available here

I have also used:
Nitwit ~ Crab apple
Nestabilities ~ Classic & Scallop circles
Marianne ~ Chinese rose
Cheery Lynn ~ Exotic butterfly
Martha Stewart ~ Sm Monarch butterfly
Pearls & Scrim

Thanks for looking

Sunday 15 April 2012

LOTV Mini hop ~ Church on the hill

Morning ladies,
Had a fantastic time yesterday at our neighbour's wedding,
Photos to follow.......

Welcome to the Lili of the Valley Designers Mini Hop!!  
Our previous hop was so successful that we
 thought we would bring you a Mini Hop each month.  

This month we are thrilled to be joined by  
who have kindly sponsored some prizes along with prizes from 
We are showcasing  stamps from the latest release so we hope you will join us on the hop and check out what the DT have done with their chosen stamp for the hop and even pick up one of the mystery prizes from Wild Orchid Crafts and Lili of the Valley along the way.
I have chosen


I made this for our neighbours, the only thing is, here in Spalding we don't have any hills LOL !
I chose burgundy papers because that was the colour of the bridesmaids dresses.

A close up of the "stained glass" windows

and one of the tag....

....and the gorgeous flower

I have used:
Nitwit ~ Crab Apple Too
Wild Orchid ~ Flowers and Lace
Nestabilities ~ Classic & Scallop circles
Cheery Lynn ~ Exotic butterflies
DooHickey ~ Tilda tag & Antique lace
SU ~ Twine
Pearls & Charm from stash

We will be giving away 4 amazing prizes and 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 Wednesday.  
Good luck! 

Thanks for looking

Saturday 14 April 2012

ALLSORTS ~ Buttons & Threads

Morning ladies!
What a fab response to Brenda's colour bingo last week
I think this is a firm favourite of yours, so many combinations for you to go with,
Don't forget to check to see if you were a lucky winner or if you was chosen for a top 5 spot.

This week it's my turn to pick a theme and I'd like to see .....


 I have used:
Magnolia ~ Tilda's Family
Magnolia ~ 12 x 12 Papers
Nestabilities ~ Classic & Scallop Hearts, Scallop Rectangle, Labels 16 & Butterfly
DooHickey ~ Butterfly Body, Helebores & Peony Petals
Scrim, Brads, Button & Twine from stash

Thanks for looking


Wednesday 11 April 2012

Wedding stuff

Hi just a quick share this afternoon,

Here's the invitation etc for my neighbours wedding.

They look simple enough but the layer & mounting seemed to take forever,
The main invitation has layers and a pocket inside too.
Then there was the embossing and the bows....... 
Well after many last minute "extras" from the bride I can finally say

Allellula ...... I'm done yay!!!!

Thanks for looking 

Saturday 7 April 2012


Hope you are all enjoying the long weekend.

Nearly didn't get this card made ~
My beloved Big Shot almost packed up yesterday,
I had put an extra bit of shim in to cut
the intricate doily and I think I made it too thick,
It was struggling and I should have given up but I kept turning and it actually
bent and twisted the axle thingy.
Thankfully Darren took it apart and has fixed it for now.

I wouldn't be able to craft without it, as you all know I just love dies!

Anyway moving on to this weeks  ALLSORTS challenge
our very own Brenda has come up with a bingo challenge for us,
you all know the rules, so lets get going!

I have chosen the bottom line

Pearls, Purple & Blue
I have used:
Magnolia ~ King Tilda
Magnolia ~ 6 X 6 Papers
Marianne ~ Chinese Rose
Wild Orchid ~ Roses & Pearls
Cheery Lynn ~ Exotic butterfly & Kiwi Spirit Doily
 Tim Holtz ~ Hardware findings (part of my birthday pressie)

I'd like to enter the following
Just Magnolia ~ Anything goes
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything goes
Simon Says ~ Favourite tool ~ Sewing machine & Big shot
Totally Paper Crafts ~ Bingo (Flowers, Diecuts & Blue)

Thanks for looking

Friday 6 April 2012

Sailing boat

Happy Good Friday everyone,
Random fact ~ I was actually born on a Good Friday!

I have a card for a boy to share today.
I love this cute image.
It's called "Sailing Boat" and it's available here
I always find Boys/Mens card so hard to do,
But with all of the gorgeous LOTV images available you can't go far wrong.

I have also used:
 LOTV ~ Verses
Nitwit ~ Bear Boys Too
Ribbon Girl ~ Charm
Doohickey ~ Antique Lace, Cloud & Flags
SU ~ Twine
Tim Holtz ~ DIs

I'd like to enter the following:
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything goes
Simon Says ~ Your favourite tool ~ Sewing machine and Big shot

Thanks for looking


Monday 2 April 2012

Winner of my candy

Good morning ladies,
Hope you are well. It's a bit dull here!

I have finally picked my candy winner.
I let random org thingymajig do it's thing and it came up with








True Random Number Generator 
Powered by RANDOM.ORG
You have won the main candy
And the winner of the commenting candy is
Congratulations, You have won a LOTV image
Could you both please contact me at 
If no contact has been made by Friday 6th April I will redraw
Thanks to everyone for entering and to my new followers,
I do hope you'll stick around.

Sunday 1 April 2012

Happy April fool's day

Good morning,
I have a card to share today,
I thought the new Jester from Magnolia was perfect for 
April Fools Day,
Although I'm a bit late with my post.

I have used:
Magnolia ~ Tilda as a Jester 
DooHickey ~ Swirl. Antique Lace Border and Flag
Marianne ~ Chinese Rose
Nestabilites ~ Scallop Rectangle 
Cheery Lynn ~ Kiwi Spirit Doily
Tim Holtz ~ DIs
Glitter pen for a bit of sparkle

Thanks so much for looking,
Enjoy the rest of your day