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Wednesday 30 May 2012

A gift tag

Good morning bloggers,
It's a lovely day here.
I have a gift tag to share today and as it's my turn to show & tell over at Craft All Day
I have used some of their supplies.

I have used:
Butterfly, Dressmakers Dummy, Ribbon & Swirl stamp all available at Crafts All Day
Raspberry Road ~ Moments in Time
Tim Holtz ~ Tag & Bookplates Die
Sizzix Bigz ~ Numbers Die

Thanks for looking ~ off to try & get ahead with some more DT work now!


Saturday 26 May 2012

It's our 3rd birthday

Good morning to you all and welcome to our 'Allsorts Third Birthday Celebrations'. 
As it's our birthday, we'd like to see........ 
'Happy Birthday to Someone Special'

We have given you one letter to help you on your way, you just need to collect the other seven and assemble into the 'secret word'......the 'f' is in the right place.................it's easy, but fun !
- - - F- - - -
  Hopefully you have just hopped over from Helene 
I'm the last port of call.

I have used:
Magnolia ~ Tilda with Wiola
Tim Holtz ~ Butterflight
Marianne  ~ English rose & leaf
Leaf punch, Ribbon Pearls & Charm from stash


Just leave me a comment to have a chance of winning my prize,

LOTV Christmas stamp ~ Little Shepherd 
(brand new just took out of packet for piccy)
10 Dove charms

Thanx for looking


LOTV ~ Gift idea

Good morning , 
YAY, It's the weekend, hope you are having the lovely weather we've had.

I have a quick card & gift idea to share today.

First up is the card, and I'm sure you'll all agree these are not my normal colours 
but I feel they suit the image well.

I have made a milk carton for some treats & a small bookmark.
I have laminated the bookmark to protect it a bit.

I have used:
LOTV ~ Super Striker, (I've just noticed he's out of stock, but keep checking back)
You really must check these sentiments out, 
they are fantastic value for money and cover all occasions!

The template for the milk carton can be found here 
I printed of Nitwit ~ Kickin' it and then printed the template onto the other side.
I searched high & low for some chocolate footballs, but couldn't find them so I used Jelly Beans instead.

For the book mark, I used classic & scallop oval nesties and then laminated it. 
I then secured a ribbon with an eyelet ~ SIMPLE!

I'll be back in a bit with the ALLSORTS blog hop,
Thanks for looking

Thursday 24 May 2012

Just chillin'

Good evening, 
What a lovely evening it is!
I made this card a while back for an order, she wanted something with a train on it & I didn't have anything suitable. So I just added the charm. She was happy with it though, so that's the main thing.
Really been struggling with craft this week, I have "dismissed" loads of stuff that I had started, But I feel that I am getting back on track. It's awful when you want to craft & nothing goes to plan.
 This one was actually taken apart & put back together at some point too. 
Even broke my favourite scissors in the process.
I was in two minds just to pack it all in & sell the lot LOL

 I have kept it quite simple for me.
I used:
Nestabilities ~ Classic and Scallop ovals & labels 16
Martha Stewart ~ Branch border punch
Leaf punch & Charm
Don't forget it ALLSORTS birthday blog hop on Sat.
Thanx for looking



Saturday 19 May 2012

ALLSORTS ~ Buttons & Bows

Good morning, 
Thank you for your lovely comments, 
It's time again for another new challenge to begin over at ALLSORTS
This week our lovely Debs has set the theme and she wants to see.....


I have used:
Raspberry Road ~ Victorian Bliss
DooHickey ~ So Wrapped So Lovely. Peony Petals & Vintage Tag
Marianne ~ English Rose
Cheery Lynn ~ Exotic Butterfly
Tim Holtz ~ DIs & Chip Block
Charm, Buttons & Seam Binding from stash
Don't forget to join us on our upcoming birthday blog hop.
Thanks for looking

Friday 18 May 2012

LOTV Mini Hop Winner

Gosh... I nearly forgot to draw a winner for our recent hop!

Hope you found loads of inspiration from the DT,

I'm pleased to announce that the winner from my comments is.....

Congratulations Sue you have won

Surprise candy from The Ribbon Girl

Please email me darrenandfleur@aol.com with your info so I can sort out your prize

Thanks to everyone for your lovely comment and to my new followers


Thursday 17 May 2012

Tilda with Anchor

Hello, just a really quick post tonight, got no mojo at the minute, But;
I have a Tilda to share,
Really not happy with this one, although I adore this Tilda
she'd been sat on my desk for over a week, 
and I really had no idea where to go with her ~ if you know what I mean.
I'm not happy with the colouring on her face, and I hadn't got many nautical bits to go with her,
So in the end, she sort of just got thrown together as I was fed up with just seeing her sat there.
Anyway, today I had a much needed day at Sir Stamp, crafting & laughing with some of the other DT girls.
I got started on a scene, with lots of masking that I will share at a later date.

I have used:
Magnolia ~ Tilda unanchored
Magnolia 12 x 12 papers ~ Scandinavian map & Row the boat
DooHickey ~ Leaf & Swirl
Marianne ~ English rose
Scrim and little fish etc from stash
Coloured with Tim Holtz DIs
Thanks for looking

Wednesday 16 May 2012

For Mum

Good morning, I hope you are having a good week so far...

HELLOOOO!!! to my new followers.

I have "Mum's" card to share with you today.
Isn't this fairy just so elegant! She's available here

Fairy Bouquet

I have added a little tag/bookmark too
I have also used:
LOTV ~ Vintage sentiments
Nitwit ~ Crab Apple Too
DooHickey ~ Swirl, Rose Leaves & Heart Tag
Nestabilities ~ Scallop Rectangle
Cheery Lynn ~ Kiwi Spirit Doily 
Marianne ~ English Rose
DieNamics ~ Butterflies
Tim Holtz ~ DIs & Bookplates
Charm, Brad, Pearls & Seam Binding From Stash

Thanks for popping by

Tuesday 15 May 2012

Walk the plank

Welcome to the Lili of the Valley Designers Mini Hop!!  By popular demand we have reverted to the original way of doing the hop - we are all going to use the same stamp again as we did with the first hop so you'll get various  different ideas on using the same stamp.  
And today we are showcasing "Walk the plank" from the latest release from Lili of the Valley.

This month we are sponsored by The Ribbon Girl and Lili of the Valley, each have supplied two prizes, and as there are only five DT members taking part this month all five blogs will have a prize up for grabs!!


I have also used:
Nitwit ~ Land Ho
Sizzix ~ Pirate set
DooHickey ~ Round talk bubbles
Sentiment from computer using
SU ~ Twine 
Tim Holtz ~ DIs
Hessian & Charm from stash 

All you have to do to join in the fun is leave a comment on the DT's blogs 
and we will draw a winner on Friday 19th May and announce the winners on our blogs, 
so do check back then to see if you are a winner.

The DT taking part in this mini hop are:

Thanks for looking

Saturday 12 May 2012


Happy Saturday. Hope you're ok.
It's time for another challenge at ALLSORTS and this week
Helene would love to see a card/project for 
I used to dread male cards, but really enjoy doing them now. 
I have used:
(these tags are proving very popular & have already sold out, so keep checking the site)
Nitwits ~ Prints charming & Cottage charm
SU ~ Corner punch
Memory box ~ Willow dragonfly
Twine, Clock charm & Scrim from stash

Thanks for looking

Wednesday 9 May 2012

New Baby

Hello, Good evening, well it's quite late actually!
I hope you all managed to get hold of some of the new "boy stamps"
and the new Sentiments from LOTV,

I have a "New Baby" card to share tonight,
I have used LOTV's Baby with bunny
I have added a little tag.

I have also used:
Raspberry road ~ Always & Forever
Go-kreate ~Lrg frilly #5
Cheery Lynn ~ Kiwi spirit doily
DooHickey ~ Peony petals, So wrapped so lovely, hellebore & bunting
Tim Holtz ~Butterflight, chip block & DIs
 Wild orchid ~ Corner
Brads, pearls, lace & charm from stash

Thanks for looking

Tuesday 8 May 2012

Silver fairy

Only me, back again with another post.
I have "NEEDED" this fairy for ages and kept putting off getting her,
and then a lovely friend treated me for my birthday ~ 
yes! I know that was a whole month ago:
but I've only just got round to finishing a card with her.
She's had her hair done for ages, and I found a bit of time yesterday to make her into a card.

I have also added a little tag
I have used:
Raspberry road ~ Sweet Briar
LOTV ~ Hand-written phrases, Available 9th May
DooHickey ~ Swirl, Peony petals, Vintage tag & Rose leaf
Marianne ~ English rose
SU ~ Corner punch
Wild Orchid ~ Sweetheart blossom
Die-namics ~ Perfect bracket
Charm, Lace & Ribbon from stash

Thanks for looking

Craft all day ~ notebook

Good morning, hope you enjoyed the weekend.
I have a quick gift idea to share this morning.

I have used one of the CRAFT ALL DAY
blank note books available here
and decorated it
I have used :
6x6  variety pack ~ Vintage floral
Sewing die cuts from Craft all day
Bracket from own stash

Thanks for looking

Sunday 6 May 2012

Moving day

Good morning, I hope you are having a lovely weekend.
I had a lovely day yesterday at the LOTV shop, the ladies are always so welcoming.
I have A new home card to share with you today.
Isn't this image just the sweetest! 

 Moving Day

It's available here

I have added a little tag/bookmark too
I have also used:
Marainne  English rose/leaves
Martha Stewart ~ Sm monarch
DooHickey ~ So wrapped lovely & Antique lace
Memory box ~ Willow dragonfly
Tim Holtz ~ DIs
Pearls, Charm & Ribbons from stash

I'd like to enter the following:
Deep Ocean Challenge ~ Punches & Dies
Mishelflo's Monthly challenge ~ Celebrations
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything goees
Truly Scrumptious ~ Distressing & Dies
Lili's little fairies ~ Anything goes
Fussy & Fancy ~ Butterflies, Ribbons & Punches

Bye for now,

Saturday 5 May 2012

ALLSORTS ~ Super Striker

Good morning,
Over at ALLSORTS today Jo has picked the challenge
and she wants to see..................


Well you can imagine the panic this caused me LOL!!!
But I thought this new image from LOTV would work perfectly
and I really enjoyed making it in the end, and I only needed Tim's "Black Soot"
 I have used:
LOTV ~ Super Striker
Nitwits ~ Kickin it
DooHickey ~ Star and Flag
Tim Holtz ~ Chip Block Alpha-strip

It's ALLSORTS birthday soon & we'll be celebrating with a blog hop

So I hope you can join in the fun, they'll be a few prizes along the way

Thanks for looking and for your much appreciated comments.



Friday 4 May 2012

Goalie Saves

Afternoon, just a real quick post today,
It's horrible weather here, cold AND wet!!!

I have another LOTV sneak peek to share,
The new boy images will be on sale in the shop this weekend or on-line from 9th May.

Hope to see you there tomorrow!

This one is called 


I have used
Nitwits ~ Kickin it

THanks for looking

Wednesday 2 May 2012

Fairy Bouquet

Hello bloggers,
Just a quick card to share as it's late.
I have made a card for a friend at Darren's work who is leaving for a new job.
I really didn't have any suitable images so opted for this sweet LOTV image.
Hope she likes it.
I have used :
Go Kreate ~ Lrg Frilly #5
Nestabilities ~ Labels 18 & Labels 16 (for sentiment)
Raspberry road digi papers ~ Always & Forever
Marianne ~ English Rose/Leaves
Tim Holtz ~ Butterflight & DIs
Cheery Lynn ~ Exotic Butterflies
Pearls & Scrim from stash

Don't forget the Lili of the Valley open weekend,
This weekend 5th & 6th May ~ 10am - 4pm,

 Find more information here

I'm going on Saturday with a couple of friends. So hope to see you there.

I'd like to enter this card for the following challenges
Deep Ocean ~ Punches & Die cuts
Papertake weekly ~ Anything goes

Thanks for looking