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Monday 30 July 2012

Lady Lizzy

Good evening all.
Have a post to share tonight for Noor Designs
The lovely Jolanda ask me to join their DT and of cause I said yes, 
They make gorgeous dies and everyone knows how much I love my dies LOL

Here's my first card using one of their Lizzy stamps 

I have used:
Lizzy Lady ~ Available here
Floral Flourishes ~ Available here
I especially love those leaves.
Kraft card
Raspberry Road Papers ~ Denims and Diamonds

Thanks for looking

Saturday 28 July 2012

Tilda with Peanut

Mac's been out at a party most of the day.
And Darren's at work all today and most of tomorrow (I hate harvest).
Had a little play, not really happy with my colouring on this image,
this was the 3rd attempt and I don't know if it's the heat drying my DIs too quickly,
but just couldn't seem to get it right.  Her hair looks so drab!

 and the little tag
 I have used:
Magnolia ~ Tilda with peanut
DooHickey ~ Cloud, Tea labels, Lovely fence, Swirl, Leaves, Sm Dragonfly & Vintage daisy
Magnolia papers
Tim Holtz  DIs

All available from Sir Stampalot

Thank for looking

Some news

Morning everyone,
Hope you all enjoyed the opening ceremony last night,
Did think it funny when GB finally came out and the Queen was picking at her nails,
She even looked up then went back to picking, lol.
If that had been me Mac would have given me a massive nudge & told me to stop picking!

I have no card to share today,
I have decided to step down from ALLSORTS due to other commitments.
They were a great team of girls to work with & I know I'll miss them.
Some good news though,
I came top 5 in the Tilda's Town Challenge
So I do have a new badge to share YAY!!!!
Thanks for looking

Thursday 26 July 2012

Ice Skating

Back with another of the gorgeous new LOTV Christmas images,

Have you placed your orders yet, they are all just so yummy! 
There's something for everyone.

This image is just so sweet & is available here, it's called

Ice Skating
I feel the cards a bit plain for me LOL

I have also used:
Raspberry Road ~ Victorian Holiday
Sizzix ~ Snowflakes
Marianne ~ English Roses
Tim Holtz ~ DIs to colour
Ice Diamonds ~ Went a bit mad on the roses LOL.

Thanks For Looking


Monday 23 July 2012

Hiking Edwin

Hello, I'm back with a 2nd post of the day.
This is a sample for Sir Stampalot
I just adore this Edwin, I don't have many, about 5.

I have used:
Tim Holtz ~ Weathered Clock, Pine Tree & Hardware Findings (chopped about for the sign post)
Greetings Farm ~ Sentiment
Charm, Hessian & Corrugated card  from stash
Tim Holtz ~ DIs to colour and a little bit of stickles for the fire

I'd like to enter the following:
Dutch Magnolia ~ Anything goes
It's a Magnolia challenge ~ Vacation/Holiday (please remove if it does not fit the challenge)
Totally Tilda ~ Anything goes
Thanks for looking

LOTV Sneak Peek ~ Snow Queen

Good Morning,
It's lovely here today, 

I have another LOTV Christmas sneak peek to share with you,
These will be on sale from 25th July, so not long now!

This one is called 
I love her, she's so cute

I have used:
LOTV ~ Verses
Nit-Wit ~ Winter Wishes
Marianne ~ English Rose
DooHickey ~ Swirl

Before I go...
Had an awesome day yesterday  at Sir Stampalot with Claudia and the girls. 
Claudia, really is lovely & so very down to earth, 

 Don't we look a happy bunch !!!
 Mandy, Louise, Me, Lou, Sara, Mel, Claudia, Janice, Lisa & Chris

Thanks for looking


Saturday 21 July 2012

ALLSORTS ~ Distressing

Good morning, we have another great challenge over at ALLSORTS this week,
It's my turn to pick the theme and I've chosen


I have used items from Sir Stampalot
Magnolia ~ Tilda with Carrots
Magnolia Papers ~ Vintage corn
DooHickey ~ Lovely Fence, Rose Leaves, Vintage Daisy, Peony Petals and Tea Labels

We have 2  fab sponsors


Thanks for looking
I hope you can join us

Thursday 19 July 2012

LOTV Christmassy sneak peek #2

Don't forget to check my last post to see if you're a winner from my hop
I can't believe it's Mackenzie's last day in year 4,
She's really enjoyed this year and has done really well.
We're so proud of her

I'm back with another of the new images from LOTV
this gorgeous Christmas release goes on sale 25th July.

I love this sweet image and it reminds me the poem,
"Twas the night before Christmas"

There is also a little boy version of this stamp too.

I have used:
Raspberry Road ~ Victorian Holiday
Whimsey ~ Christmas Ticket
DooHickey ~ Pointsettia
Tim Holtz ~ Holly Branch, Book Plate & DIs to colour
Go Kreate ~ Large Frilly #10
Stickles & Brads from stash

Thanks for looking,
make sure you pop by the other DT girls, as they will be regular sneak peeks


Wednesday 18 July 2012

LOTV Mini Hop Winner

Evening all!
Just popping by to announce the winner.
and it's

can you contact me at
so I can arrange for your prize to be sent to you.

Before I go, just wanted to share a photo of the
Mahoooosive cloud outside our house earlier

It was quite a sight, shame the pics don't do it justice,



Monday 16 July 2012

A Christmas Sneak Peek

Good morning ladies.
I have a Christmas card to share today, yes..... That's right a Christmas card.
I've never made one this early before & 
I must admit, with the weather as miserable as it at the minute, I didn't mind doing it LOL

It was fun just getting out my all Christmas stash
 that I'd put away and forgotten what I'd got  ~ 

It was like....
....... well, Christmas !!!

I have used an image from the soon to be released Christmas collection from LOTV 
and I'm telling you now, You will NOT be disappointed, they are GORGEOUS

They will hopefully be released at the end of July ~ No definite date, as of yet.

This sweet image hasn't got a name yet.
but isn't she adorable!

I have also used:
LOTV ~ Grunge Christmas Sentiments
Raspberry Road ~ Victorian Holiday Papers
Tim Holtz ~ DIs, Snow Flurries and Holly Branch
DooHickey ~ Poinsettia
Go Kreate ~ Large Frilly #5
Snowtex & Brads from stash

Thanks for looking


Sunday 15 July 2012

A Basket Of Roses

Good morning bloggers,
It's mini hop time again at  LOTV

This month we are all using the gorgeous BASKET OF ROSES available here

We have prizes from


Here's my card
I have also used:
Vintage Sentiments ~ Occasions
Raspberry Road ~ Botanical Bliss & Botanical Bliss Add On
Which Craft ~ Scallop Concertina Card 
Marianne ~ English Rose
Cheery Lynn ~ Exotic Butterflies
Memory Box ~ Willow Dragonfly
DooHickey ~ Cloud

To be in with a chance of winning a prize
 you need to leave comments for the following DT:

and don't forget . . . . 
Me !

Thank you so much for looking,
Pop back tomorrow & I have a Christmas sneak peek to share


Monday 9 July 2012

Tilda with winding flowers

Hello everyone and thank you to my new followers,

I have a card to share using the "oh so pretty" 
Tilda with winding flowers.

I have also used:
DooHickey ~ Fence, Bunting, Hellebore's & Peony Petals
Marianne ~ English Rose
Joy Crafts ~  Floral Flourishes Leaves
DieNamics ~ Butterfly
Papers are, Raspberry Road ~ Botanical Bliss  
Go Kreate ~ Lrg Frilly #10
Tim Holtz ~ DIs
Scrim & Pearls from Stash

I would like to enter the following:
Just Magnolia ~ All the B's, I have used Butterflies, Blossoms, Blooms, Bunting and some Browns

Thanks for looking

Saturday 7 July 2012


Happy Saturday everyone.

I can't believe the horrid weather we're having. I hope you are all staying safe & dry

This week at ALLSORTS we have a fab colour theme, 
we'd like you to use a combo of  . . .


I have used: 
Magnolia ~ Tilda unanchored
Raspberry Road Digi Papers ~ Glory Days
DooHickey ~ Flag & Cloud
Memory Box ~ Clouds
Tim Holtz ~ DIs
I've had lots of people ask where I get my scrim from.
The scrim I normally use is no longer available 
from B&Q but I have found an alternative.
I have used cotton gauze from the chemist at Sainsbury's
It is available in a pack of 100 rectangles for about £2.80ish, so a lot cheaper than cheese cloth!
One rectangle is ample for three cards.
Also I print my digi papers on cream, matte card stock ~ about 160gms.
I then sand the edges of the paper to show the core.
I also use the same for my rolled flowers, it makes them stronger than using just paper.

I'd like to enter the following:
Totally Tilda ~ Seaside
Deep Ocean Challenge ~ Sea of Love

Thanks for looking,

Friday 6 July 2012

Thank you card for Teacher & Mackenzie with the olympic torch

Good Morning, Hope you are all staying dry!
It's my turn over at the LOTV Inspirational Blog today
I have a "Thank You" card for Teacher to share today

I have used the gorgeously cute Back to School  ~ Girl 
I adore this little character, and have used her in the past for "Starting" school.
There's also a little boy available here 

I have also used :
Nitwit ~ Petal Fresh
Marianne ~ Chinese Rose
Nestabilities ~ Classic & Scallop Ovals
SU ~ Corner punch

Just before I go....

I'd like to share this fab picture of Mackenzie with her brownie leader Amanda.

Amanda very kindly brought it in to Brownies
 last night for the girls to have a look ~ what a great moment!
Thanks for looking

Wednesday 4 July 2012

Tilda in butterfly dress

Good afternoon crafters,
A bit late with my Craft All Day DT card,

It's been a busy week.
Yesterday I went to the mosque with Mackenzie's school class,
I found it quite interesting & then they went to modern Christian church ~ all part of their RE studies.

Today we went to see the torch, 
 Which was good, Mackenzie's Brownie leader ran with it, 
but we missed her as she was the other end of town.

I have made this card, A bit bright for me!!!, 
using the new Kanban A4 card-stock, available here

I have also used:
Tim Holtz ~ Floral strip
Die cut Fence

Tim Holtz DIs ~ To colour

Thanks for looking