3 March 2015

'A Time of Giving'

Ok so I know its like ages until Christmas, but if its anything like last year I need extra makes. I had all my cards made that I needed & got them posted, had a few extra for the just in case. Well I needed a just in case one, but they had all gone poof!! Gone, vanished, disappeared, no where to be seen....the girls had decided they needed cards for their friends & asked Nige about them. His reply was 'well she posted a load the other day, so I don't think she needs them ones'  mmmm men!!! So this year I am determined to make enough for everyone lol!

Anyhoos I am here to share with you my sketch creation for Try Stampin' on Tuesday. You will find the sketch here, or at the end of my post.

Just love this little cutie, he isn't on his own on the rubber stamp. I just thought he would be cool on his todd!

Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Holly Jolly Christmas- die cuts/punches
Crafty Cardmakers- stripes
ABC - E = extremely cute
Christmas Cards All Year- cute critters
52 Christmas Cards Throwdown- markers

Images & Colouring Mediums
Image- not sure...think its retired as I can't find it! by Whiff of Joy
Promarkers/Flexmarkers- words
Spectrum Noir pencils- numbers
Penguin- ice grey 3, 120, 118, 115, apricot & 22
Hat & scarf- island lagoon, 72, oasis, 63, 113 & 112
Fishy present- lavender, 78, heather, 77, soft lime, 17 & 15
Snowy ground- 63, 62 & 61

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'Winter Wonderland' by Crafts House
'A Time of Giving' from the Mulberry Wood 'Giving' stamp set from Natalie & Amy's
My stash- ribbon, black card & turquoise dew drops

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
'Collall 3D' glue with tools from Natalie & Amy's
Sizzix Bigshot
'Oval #4' diec ut by Nellie Snellon MFD047
'Stix2' pick up tool from Natalie & Amy's
'5" square white card blank' from Natalie & Amy's

This weeks sketch...

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you are having a fabulous week 
Hugs xx

1 March 2015

Love & Hugs x

Pinch, punch first of the month...happy March! No way! It can't be March already!!! Where is this year going?! I will certainly feel better when the sun is shining & its not hailing & freezing cold!

Anyhoos I'm here today to show you a creation I have made for The Craft Garden. Over on the blog we are no longer doing challenges, but showcasing some of the fabulous crafty stash you can get from there.

The gorgeous crochet flower is my fabulous goodie from The Craft Garden & such a fab colour! Make sure you pop over & take a look at what there is x

It's also my first play with my Spectrum Aqua's & I must say I love, love, love them!!
But after much trial & error I think the best card/paper to use them with is Crafters Companions own water colouring card.

Challenges I Would Like To Enter
My Sheri Crafts- welcome Spring
Send a Smile- die cuts
Sweet Stamping- all or nothing (layers)
Crafting By Designs- thinking of you
Freshly Brewed- 1 image + 1 sentiment

Image & Colouring Medium
Image- 'Milly- Me & My Dog' by Lili of the Valley (retired)
Promarkers/Flexmarkers- red
Spectrum Aqua- black
Skin- coral, sunkissed pink & blush
Hair- chocolate, boulder & desert
Hair Band- evergreen & bud green
Dress- orange, evergreen & bud green
Tights- bud green & orange
Shoes- orange & marigold
Swing- sepia
Dog- charcoal
Grass- moss & bud green
Sky- aquamarine
Sentiment- bright orange

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'New Leaf' by First Edition from Natalie & Amy's
'Crocheted Flower' from The Craft Garden
My stash- brown card, green card & sentiment

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
'Collall 3D' glue with tools from Natalie & Amy's
Sizzix Bigshot
'Leafy Branch' die cuts by C.C. Designs

Thank you for stopping by, don't forget to pop over to The Craft Garden's shop & see what fab goodies they sell.
Hugs xx

28 February 2015


This is my second post for today, please scroll down to see my 'Natalie & Amy' creation xx

I hope you are all well this yukky Saturday morning. Not up to much this weekend, other than maybees a moojie & some crafting. Right the reason I'm here & less yappin'...

Ok so as the title says today's challenge over at My Time To Craft is


my ideal fantasy would be Danni Cipriani in not many clothes lol! But for this challenge we want to see your dragons, fairies, witches etc...

I decided to use my 'Dreamy Dragon' again & colour him the same colours as the video game 'Spyro' one of mine & the girls favourite games. 

I made this card for our Katie's 17th birthday. He is the cutest!

Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Cut it Up- exotic animals
Double Click- any animal
Whimsy Inspires- use a sentiment
PDE Linky- animals

Image & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Dreamy Dragon' by Sylvia Zet from Whimsy Stamps
Promarkers/Flexmarkers- words
Spectrum Noir pencil- numbers
Dragon- amethyst, 82, 8, 79, lemon, 20, 18, 15, pumpkin, 33, 26 & 24
Branch- henna, 109 & 96
Flowers- gold, leaf green, 49, pink mittens, 42 & surf blue

Papers & Embellishments
'Dreams' sentiment by TLC
My stash- pink & lilac card, purple paper

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
'Collall 3D' glue with tools from Natalie & Amy's
Sizzix Bigshot
'Curved Borders #1' Borderabilities by Spellbinders
'Circle' die cut by X-cut 503416
Ecraft by Craftwell
'Scalloped Circle' free SVG from SVG Cuts
'5" square white card blank' from Natalie & Amy's

Thank you for stopping by today, please pop over & see what fab 'fantasy' creations the DT have made, to inspire you this week.
Hugs xx

Christmas Kitty

This is my first post for today, please call back later to see my creation for My Time To Craft xx

Its that time of the month again where I share my creation with you for Natalie & Amy's
This month the theme is....


but they must be in your stamped image whether that's rubber or digi it's ok.

I decided I needed to make a Christmas card, using a stamp I have had for a while now...& yeah you've guessed it, still not used. Well I can't remember using her!

Is it just me or is mirri card a real pain to photograph!!

Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Completely Christmas- add texture (my poinsettia)
The Stamping Boutique- more than 1 layer
Creative Knockouts- lots of layers
ABC Christmas- D = die cuts

Image & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Happy Christmas' by Strawberry Kisses from Natalie & Amy's
Tim Holtz distress inks
Kitty- black soot, weathered wood & tattered rose
Bow & plant pot- salty ocean
Ground- iced spruce
All highlighted inks are available from Natalie & Amy's

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'Back 2 Basics Modern Christmas' by Dovecraft from Natalie & Amy's
My stash- red paper & gold mirri card

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
Sizzix Bigshot
'Poinsettia' die cut by Marianne D LR0121 from Natalie & Amy's
'Garden Branch' die cut by Marianne D LR0151 (part used) from Natalie & Amy's
'5" square red card blank' 

Thank you for stopping by today, please pop over & see what fab 'flower' creations we have to show you & also what fantastic prize is up for grabs this month...
Hugs xx

26 February 2015

Easter Egg Chair!

Its Inky Inspirational time again & this time I decided to use a background stamp to pop Angelica on! With it being Easter soon I couldn't resist the fabulous Easter Egg Chair....oh I wish, I would sit in it & eat my way out lol!!
After deciding on the egg chair I needed one of the girls sitting to go in it. There are quite a few to choose from. The reason I chose this Angelica is that, on most of the other sitting down girlies their legs hang down & I wanted to be able to see the bow!

I am gonna pop this onto Katie's Easter Egg with a note written on the back.

Just love how the bow turned out. I never thought until our Katie said..."she's dressed in white & eating chocolate...so not fair you would never let me do that when I was little!" Had to giggle!

Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Addicted to Stamps- holiday (Easter)
Make My Monday- tags

Images & Colouring Medium
Image- 'Giant Egg Chair' by Inky Impressions
Image- 'Cutie Pie Angelica' by Inky Impressions
Promarkers/Flexmarkers- words
Spectrum Noir Pencils- numbers
Giant Egg Chair
Chocolate- saddle brown, 104 & 103
Seat inside- buttercup, daffodil bloom, 94, 86, 85 & 84
Ribbon- purple velvet, 82 & 81
Skin- blush, 09 & 08
Eyes- 87
Hair- blush- 120 & 109
Head band- pink pearl, 79 & 78
Dress- pink pearl, 80, 79, 78 & 115
Trousers- pink pearl, 80 & 115
Socks- 78

That's it that's my list for today, short & sweet!

Thank you for stopping by & taking the time to look at my creations, I really do appreciate it 
Hugs xx