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Thursday 31 January 2013

Poppy Tilda

Good afternoon,
crikey this is my 2nd post today:
But I couldn't wait to play with this little sweetie,
Available at Sir Stampalot

Isn't she ADORABLE !!!
Thanks so much for popping by


Marvelous Magnolia ~ Anything Goes

Good afternoon,

Over at Marvelous Magnolia this week we have a nice easy challenge for you all


I have made this card for Sir Stampalot
 and you will find all the products at the bottom of the post.
I have used the body from the DooHickey butterfly, heat embossed that and the corner with
frantage embossing powder ~ LOVE IT!!!!

This week at Marvelous Magnolia we have a fab sponsor
Hope you can join us

I'd like to enter the following:

Wednesday 30 January 2013

LOTV New Release OUT NOW !!!!

Just a quick reminder:

The new release is now available at LOTV

Click on the pictures to have a look.
There's a few bargains too, so what ya still here for!!!
Thanks for looking

Tuesday 29 January 2013

A New Home

Good Evening,
Hope you all enjoyed our blog hop yesterday,
The new stamps go on sale at noon tomorrow,
along with 5 gorgeous new paper pads,
 so not too long now.
Did you have many favourite images?
I had a request from a friend for a new home card and she specifically wanted
this gorgeous LOTV image in pinks & purples
 I have used LOTV ~ Moving Day & their For You Circular Sentiments
the papers are Raspberry Road ~ Bountiful and Always & Forever
I have also used a gorgeous new flower die from Noor!
Details at bottom of my post

Thanks for looking

Monday 28 January 2013

LOTV DT Blog Hop ~ Butterfly Meadow

 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 Spring stamps!

The first 6 were released last week and the remaining 11 will be available on the 30th January
There are 9 more super cute rubber stamps and also 2 new clear sets 

(an alphabet and some stitching borders)

You will be able to buy all the stamps on the Lili of the Valley website 

 from midday on Wednesday 30th (UK time) and you will also 
be able to get them at their showroom in Leeds if you are near enough to visit

The fantastic 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. 
Hopefully you will pick up lots of ideas and inspiration along the way

I have used 

 I have also use LOTV ~ Vintage Sentiments, Just to Say
 Papers are Nitwit ~ Crab Apple Lane.

We don’t know where the prizes are so make sure that you visit them all. 
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 on those 2 blogs.
Each winner will get the 2 sets of clear stamps and 6 rubber stamps of their choice from the new designs

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

Fleur, that's me 

Thanks for looking & good luck

Sunday 27 January 2013

My Craft Room

Just thought I'd share a few photos of my craft room,
last time I showed it there was stuff all over. 
Now, I hear you say ~ There's still stuff all over!!!!

.....BUT, It's organised stuff. OK!

It desperately needs decorating, 
I'm going to move it all about and hopefully have some new storage units and worktop.
All the shoe boxes have hand-made cards from Mac & my crafty friend's
 and also the ones I've made for Mac & Darren.
So I need some smart new boxes for those.
The small black folders have all my Clear sentiments in them.
This is the corner where I have some of Mac's art work from over the years.
The one if the pink frame is a "certificate" presented to me from Mac for be the "best-ever" crafter LOL!
Do you like my clock? Every hour a monkey comes out of the hatch LOL,
It used to be in the playroom, but Mac has a horse one now.
I also have all my Magnolia Ink magazines in easy reach too.
The black CD box hold all my dies,
I have got a curtain rod & need some little hooks and then 
they're all going to hang in the little space above where I work.
All the plastic boxes are where I store all my LOTV & Maggies.....
.....and a few others too LOL
Work in progress.

Thanks for looking,

Saturday 26 January 2013

Tilda With Little pocket

Good morning.

Yay, I finally got my Tilda card done for Sir Stampalot !!!

I wanted to get it finished in time for a couple of challenges.

 To make the rolled roses I used 2 layers of different colours and rolled them together, 
It was a bit fiddly, but I like the fuller result.

All my supplies are listed at the bottom of the post.

I'd like to enter the following:

Thank you for popping by,
Enjoy the rest of your day

Friday 25 January 2013

Watering the Flowers

Yay, It's Friday!!!!!!

The snow has all gone here now, just a bit of ice on the paths.

I have a LOTV sneak peek to share today.

I was going to save it for another day and put a Magnolia card on that I started yesterday,
but I hit a huge blank when trying to embellish it!!!
I tried loads of handmade flowers, and they all ended up in the bin,
So hopefully I'll finish it today!

The new LOTV images are to be released on the 30th January, so not tooooo long now.

This gorgeous image is called


 Isn't it the sweetest thing!
Nitwit Papers ~Crab Apple Lane
All other supplies are listed at the bottom of this post.

Thanks for taking time to pop by.
I always appreciate it.

Oh & before I go.....
Why not pop over & join us at the Noor! Facebook page

Tuesday 22 January 2013

Mosaic Coasters

Good morning,
Hope all is well,
It was really foggy here earlier, but thankfully it has lifted a little.

I have no card to share today,
but Sunday afternoon was spent making mosaic coasters,
Even Darren got involved.

Mackenzie and I have a new favourite film,
Dolphin Tale,
It's a fab true story about Winter the dolphin who, sadly, has to lose her tail!
It does have a happy ending and you can see Winter on live webcam,
So Mackenzie checks in most days and is begging us to take her to visit her.
I think we need a good lottery win first LOL

Anyway for her coaster she has made Winter the dolphin, without her tail
Mine is the ladybird & Darren's is the zebra,
I think Darren secretly enjoyed it ~ We may even get him card making soon LOL!!!

Thanks for popping by

Monday 21 January 2013

LOTV Sneak Peek ~ Saucer of Milk

Oh my word, 3 cards in 3 days.
Don't think I'll be able to keep it up though!

I have another gorgeous new image from LOTV this morning,
This is from their new springtime release which will available from the 30th.

This sweet little image is aptly called 


I have used a few different flowers today, just for a bit of a change.
The sentiment is Simply Sophisticated,
and the papers are Raspberry Road ~ Sweet Briar

Thanks for popping by and make sure you check out the inspiration blog for more sneak peeks and there you'll find the links for the rest of the DT girls, so pop by and see what they've been creating


Sunday 20 January 2013

Another LOTV Sneak Peek ~ Over The Threshold

Good morning,
I'm back with another LOTV Sneak Peek

This gorgeous release goes on sale tomorrow at noon, so not too long to wait.
See here for more info.

I love this gorgeous new wedding stamp,


 LOTV Products are ~ Simply Sophisticated & Sentiment Tags
The papers are Raspberry Road ~ Always & Forever
Other products at bottom of post
The key & The corner die have both been embossed with frantage.

I'd like to enter :
Inky Chicks ~ Anything Goes 

Thank you so much for popping by and for your wonderful comments.

Saturday 19 January 2013

LOTV Sneak Peek ~ Love Balloon

Good Morning,
Hope you are all keeping toasty & warm,
Or having fun in the snow.

I have, as promised, a sneak peek from LOTV 
This gorgeous image is called

I wonder what he's whispering in her ear,

Image coloured with DIs

The papers I have used are Raspberry Road ~ Drawing Room
I have also had a go at dyeing my own seam binding.

I have added my other products at the end of this post.
I have started using this great method, as it used to take me ages just linking all the dies I use. LOL

Thank you so much for popping by today, 
I'll be back again tomorrow with another sneak peek.


Friday 18 January 2013

Some Exciting News

I have some Great News that I couldn’t wait to share. LOTV have managed to get their ‘romantic couples’ stamps ready earlier than planned, so you will have more time to make your Valentine’s cards!

Six beautiful designs from the up and coming stamp release will be available from midday on Monday 21st January 

You will be able to get all 6 for £24, making them only £4 each   …and it’s free postage!

Sneak peeks of the full set will be shown from 20th  and the design team are working overtime so we’re going to share some  over the weekend.

Be sure to check on here, on the Facebook page and all DT blogs over the next few days
Pleas pop by my blog tomorrow as I have my first sneak peek to share

Thursday 17 January 2013

Marvelous Magnolia ~ New Beginnings

It's time for a new challenge at Marvelous Magnolia,
and the theme is 

that could be, new job, new baby, new house or anything else new,

I have used:
Magnolia ~ Baby Tilda

We have a fab sponsor this week
Thanks for looking,
Hope you can join us.


Sunday 13 January 2013

Pots of Love

Good evening,
 I hope you have all had a good weekend.

I recently got some more of my LOTV cards into a magazine ~ YAY!!!

Here's one of the cards which was published, from the LOTV last release.

I have used:
LOTV ~ Pots of Love
Raspberry Road ~ Shades of September
Tim Holtz DIs

I have listed other products at the bottom the post (hope it works lol)

I'd like to enter the following :
ALLSORTS ~ Dies & Punches

Thanks for looking

Tuesday 8 January 2013

Joyful Tilda

Today I have a 40th birthday card to share,
She loves coffee, so I thought this was a perfect image.

I have used :
Magnolia ~ Joyful Tilda
Raspberry Road ~ Bountiful
Nestabilities ~Fleur De Lis Square
DooHickey ~ Tea Labels, Rose Leaf, Swirl & Antique Lace
Marianne ~ English Rose
Cheery Lynn ~ Kiwi Doily, Birthday & Sm Exotic Butterfly
La La Land ~ Filigree Corner, Small & Medium Rolled Roses

I'd like to enter the following:
Inky Chicks ~ Anything Goes

Thanks for looking,


Monday 7 January 2013

LOTV ~ Never too old for a hug.

Good morning,
 Nearly back to normal here,
Darren went back to work on Thursday
 and Mac has one more day off, then back tomorrow.
  I love it when we're all at home together.

I have another LOTV card to share today,
This is one I started at the demo, hence no stitching!
I have used,
Raspberry Road ~ Always & forever
Nestabilities ~ Decorative ovals
Marianne ~ English rose
Tim Holtz ~ Butterflight
La La Land ~ Filigree corner, Embossed with Frantage ~ Aged Ivory

Thanks for looking,

Thursday 3 January 2013

Marvelous Magnolia ~ Wedding

Happy new year everyone,
Hope you all had a great time over the last few days.

I have a wedding card to share today.
It's the pink team's turn over at Marvelous Magnolia
but I wanted to join in this week too.


I have used.
Magnolia ~ Bride & Bridesmaid thanks Mandy ;-)
Raspberry Road ~ Always & Forever
DooHickey ~ So Wrapped Lovely
Marianne ~ English Rose
La La Land ~ Filigree Corner
Also Noor!
The Corner die, Small Leaves & the edges of the Butterfly
have all been heat embossed with Frantage ~ Aged rose

Hope you can join us at Marvelous Magnolia this week,
we have 2 fab sponsors

I'd like to enter the following challenges :
MDUC ~ Anything goes

Thanks for looking