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Friday 30 November 2012

La La Land GD card ~ Paper Piecing

Good morning ladies,
I can't believe it's December tomorrow,
I'm busy putting out tree up today.
Really need to get organised with everything else.
Can't believe I've been  and bought some crimbo cards ~ Yes I know, it's terrible.
I've also made quite a few Christmas cards too, but some of those went as samples.

I have another La La Land card to share today.
The inspirational theme this week is


I hardly ever do paper piecing, but I think it works really well with this gorgeous girl.
 I have used,
Marianne ~ English Rose & Snowflake
DooHickey ~ Rose Leaf
Cheery Lynn ~ Deco Corner, I have heat embossed this.
Noor! ~ Embossing edge ~ used as a hinge
Thank you for popping by


Monday 26 November 2012

Thinking of you

I have a card to share using an image from the newest LOTV release,
and a gorgeous everyday grungy set.
I just love them all, if you haven't purchased any yet, I'd get over there pronto.

I did my first ever demo on Saturday at their shop, 
and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.
Thanks to all the lovely ladies who came over to have a chat

For my card I have used


The stamp comes with it's own perfect sentiment, 
but I have used ~ Greeting's Postmarks
I have also used :
LOTV ~ Clear Grunge Postcard
Raspberry Road ~ Bountiful Blessings
Marianne ~ English Rose
DooHickey ~ Swirl, Rose Leaf & Tilda doily
Cheery Lynn ~ Exotic Butterflies
Die-Namics ~ Mix & Match Banner
Tim Holtz ~ DIs ~ Dusty Concord, Milled Lavender,
Frayed Burlap, Antique Linen, Forest Moss & Walnut Stain.

Thanks so much for looking and the lovely comments you leave me


Friday 23 November 2012

La La Land GD card ~ Give Thanks

Happy Friday everyone

Before I get onto my post....
Don't forget it's the LOTV Christmas party tomorrow 24th Nov.
The shop is open from 10am ~ 4pm
and the online party can be found here

Hope you can make it to the shop,
If you do, PLEASE pop over and say hello as I'll be nervously demoing away LOL!

Anyway back to my GD card for La La Land

This week the inspiration is


I have used:
La La and ~ Autumn Marci
DooHickey ~ Peony Petals & Helebores
Whimsey ~ Ticket & Stamp
Nestabilities ~ Decorative Elements Oval
Vintage Block 6x6 pad

Thank you so much for popping by,
hope to see some of you tomorrow

Big Hugz

Thursday 22 November 2012

Marvelous Magnolia ~ Non Traditional Colours

I'm back with my 

Please scroll LOTV blog hop post

This week we want to see
Well this was right up my street as I struggle with the more traditional colours LOL

I Have Used:
 Magnolia ~ Tilda with Lamb
DooHickey ~ Poinsettia
Go Kreate ~ Tag & Lrg Frilly #7
Noor! ~ Tag
Penny Black ~ Sentiment
Nestabilities ~ Decorative Elements Oval
Cheery Lynn, Holly corner & Snowflakes
Lace & Charms From Stash

We have a fantastic sponsor this week

Thank you so much for looking


Lili of the Valley DT Blog Hop ~ If Friend's Were flowers.

Good morning crafters, thanks for stopping by!

Today we’re holding a Lili of the Valley sneaky peek blog hop to celebrate the launch of the gorgeous new stamps! There are 18 of the cutest baby and animal designs (unmounted rubber) and also 2 new A5 sheets of clear stamps (a companion set and also an everyday version of the hugely popular Grungy Christmas Messages)

The stamps will be available to buy on the Lili of the Valley website from midday on Sunday the 25th November (UK time) and you will also be able to get them at the Lili of the Valley Christmas party at their showroom in Leeds on Saturday (24th) if you are able to make it

The fabulous Design Team are all taking part, you just need to ‘hop’ from one blog to another following the links and leave a comment on each card. We’ve used all the stamps between us so hopefully we can give you lots of ideas and inspiration

We don’t know where the prizes are so make sure you visit every blog. We will let you know tomorrow evening which were the ‘lucky’ blogs and 2 winners will be drawn at random from all the comments that were left

There will be 2 prize winners, each winning the 2 sets of clear stamps and 6 rubber stamps of their choice from the new designs (each prize value £52.00) 

I have used the gorgeous
If Friends Were Flowers
 which includes the perfect sentiment
I have also used:
Raspberry Road ~ Fight like a girl
Noor! ~ Tag and Leaves

Here's a list of all the blogs taking part 

 ...and remember you will need to visit them all to have the best chance of winning;

Ideas to Inspire
Claudia Rosa
Dawny P
Fleur (Me)

Sadly our lovely Lou can't take part.


Thanks for looking

Tuesday 20 November 2012

Another Cute LOTV Sneak Peek

Good evening,
I have another sneak peek to share tonight.

You're going to love this new release.
They will be available on Sat from the LOTV shop and on-line from noon on Sunday

This little cutie is called


Isn't he/she adorable!
I just adore the little duck too

I have also used :
Raspberry Road ~ Homespun Harvest Add On
Marianne ~ Chinese Rose
Tim Holtz ~ Hardware Findings
Die-Namics ~ Butterflies

I'd like to enter the following
Deep Ocean Challenge ~ Pastel colours (hope this is pastel enough)
Anything Goes ~ Stitching

As always HUGE thanks for all your lovely comments


Monday 19 November 2012

LOTV Sneak Peek ~ Snuggle Time

Hello, I'm back again and finally have an adorable
LOTV Sneak Peek to share, This gorgeous image


It will be available at the shop on Sat 25th Nov, along with the rest of the new release.
If you can't make it along they will be available online from midday on the 25th.

I have also used:
Raspberry Road ~ Fight Like A Girl
Marianne ~ English Rose
DooHickey ~ Vintage Tag
Nestabilities ~ Decorative Elements Oval
Noor! ~ Tag
Go Kreate ~ Lrg Frilly #7

Thank you so much for looking, don't forget there's still time to enter my candy


LOTV Mini Hop Winner

Good Morning,
I hope you all had a lovely weekend,

I was one of the secret prize holders for the LOTV mini hop

And the winner, chosen by Random Org, is ........

Congratulations, Please email me at
to arrange your prize

Thanks to every one who left comments
I'll hopefully be back later today with a Sneak Peek


Friday 16 November 2012

La La Land ~ Use a number

Good morning, I hope you all enjoyed
the mini hop yesterday!

Today I'm back with another GD card for 
La La Land and this week the inspiration is to....


I have used:
La La Land  ~ Big Panda Marci, Love her trendy hat!
Raspberry Road ~ Forever in our Heart
Nestabilities ~ Butterflies
Noor! ~ Label

Pearls & Gauze from stash

Thanks so much for looking and for your lovely comments


Thursday 15 November 2012

LOTV Mini Hop

Good Morning,

It's the LOTV mini hop time again !

This time Gretha chose the gorgeous image for us.

Bringing Gifts

 I have used:
Raspberry Road ~ Winter's Beauty
Dee's Distinctive dies ~ Lrg Snow Covered Tree
Cheery Lynn ~ Holly
TH ~ Stickles
Noor! ~ Tag

To be in with a chance of winning a secret prize
you must leave a comment on each of the following blogs:


Thanks for looking

Friday 9 November 2012

Guest Designer for La La Land ~ Fall Colours

Good morning,
I'm back with my 2nd card for La La Land

This week the inspiration is


I have used :
Mod Marci, she reminds of Mac playing her guitar!
Raspberry Road ~  Autumn Thyme
DieNamics ~ Butterfly
Noor ! ~ Leaves

Thank you so much for looking


Thursday 8 November 2012

Marvelous Magnolia ~ Pearls & Lace

Wow, what a fantastic response to
Marvelous Magnolia's first ever challenge last week.
I hope you found the time to enter.

This weeks it's team PURPLE who get to play,
Make sure you pop over to the challenge blog as we have 
a couple of AWESOME guests this week

The theme is......


Here's my first Marvelous Magnolia DT card.
 I have used:
Shiny Tilda with Candles, ~ candy I won from  Debbie
DooHickey ~ Vintage Tag & Swirl
Tim Holtz ~ DIs, Snow FlurriesHolly Branch & Poinsettia
Raspberry Road ~ Pansy Garden
Die-namics ~ Mix & Match Banners
SU ~ Corner Punch
Rusty Bell, Lace, Pearls & Cheese Cloth from stash

We have 2 fab sponsors

Thank you so much for popping by, don't forget my candy.

I'd like to enter the following:
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything goes
Anything Goes Challenge Blog ~ Anything goes

Monday 5 November 2012

Close your eyes

Good morning,

I have an engagement card to share today.
I made this for my Nephew, who's only 7 years younger than me!
I come from a big family and I became an auntie  
for the first time at the grand ole age of four!!!

I love this image
Close Your Eyes
 I have used:
LOTV ~ Close Your Eyes
LOTV ~ Sentiment, Greetings Postmarks
Nestabilities ~ Decorative Elements
Kaiser Kraft ~ Bingo
Marianne ~ English Rose,
DooHickey ~ Leaf & So Wrapped Lovely
Cheery Lynn ~ Exotic Butterflies
Die-Namics ~ Mix & Match

Thanks for popping by


Friday 2 November 2012

Guest Designer for La La Land ~ Seeing Double

Good morning,
Today I'm sharing my first La La Land card.

I was so, happily, surprised when Sandie contacted me and asked
 if I would like to be a guest for November.
Of course I jumped at the chance.

This week their theme is

So we are sharing projects which use 2 of their gorgeous images

 I have used :
My papers are, Raspberry Road ~ Winter's Beauty
The dies are, DooHickey ~ Poinsettia & So Wrapped Lovely
Cheery Lynn ~ Holly Corner.
Tim Holtz ~ DIs to colour & Pearls from stash.
I also painted the Horn, Lyre & Headbands with
TH new Tarnished Brass Stain and added a couple of rusty bells to the tag.

Thank you so much for looking

Thursday 1 November 2012

A bird in the hand

OMG!!! Can't believe it's already November!

I'm sure panic will set in soon, if I don't get Christmas organised LOL

Having a great half term so far, Darren is off so we've been out and about,
Went to cadbury world yesterday, Love chocolate, but so don't NEED it LOL!!!!

Anyway I have a real pretty LOTV fairy to share today.
This one is called 

Fairy with Dove

I have used
LOTV ~  Fairy with Dove
LOTV ~ Sentiment, Summer Bears Companion Set
Raspberry Road ~ Pansy Garden
DooHickey ~ Tilda Doily, Peony Petals,
 Antique Lace, Hellebores and Rose Leaf
Cheery Lynne ~ Exotic Butterflies
Die-Namics ~ Mix & Match

Crikey, I think if there was competition for the
most dies I'd be in with a bit of chance LOL

Before I go, don't forget it's launch day over at

Thank you so much for popping by.