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Sunday, 15 February 2015

Getting Creatalicious with no squares or rectangles

Hello there, hope you're having a lovely weekend! So its exciting times here as its my first challenge as a DT Member of

our theme for this challenge is No Squares or Rectangles......eek, I thought to myself, what can I do (you want to make a good first impression after all!) so I plumped for a round easel (surprising easy to do actually) and this is me being unusually organised and  having one Christmas card in the box already!
This card features:
  • Go Kreate circular and scalloped circular dies
  • swiss dots embossing folder
  • sizzix holly die
  • Dovecraft Christmas stack paper
  • card candi and doily from stash.
We have two lovely sponsors for this challenge


Vanessa is offering a $7 voucher


Wild Orchid Crafts specialise in selling Mulberry Paper Flowers and many other embellishments for card making, scrapbooking and craft projects.  We started selling our mulberry paper roses back in 2005. Since then we've added a large selection of different flowers and colour choices.
All of our mulberry paper flowers are made using natural, renewable resources. The flowers are all handmade by experienced crafts people using high quality materials and great care is taken to ensure that they are made to the highest standard and beauty.  You can see all of our flowers and embellishments on our website
Why not hop on over to join in and also check out the gorgeous work from our fabby DT.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

All very "doily-tful" with the Cuties!

Hello there, thank you so much for visiting me today....hope you are fine and well!
I am couple of days late with this post, as my step-daughter has been visiting from Scotland for a few days. She is expecting her first baby, a girl, in 11 weeks time so its been lovely for us to have this time together, and also indulge in a bit of cot shopping!
Soooo, we have a new Cutie Pie challenge, and our theme this time was  chosen by our lovely Wendy,
Delightful Doilies
Whether they are premade or your own die cuts we don't mind, just as long as you are using them with a super cute image.
Our challenge is sponsored by the wonderful

             who are offering a yummy £10 gift voucher to our chosen winner, but not only that..........

                   ..... we also have this wonderful prize for our randomly chosen winner!
Our very good friends at Crafty Sentiments kindly provided images for our DT to play with, and I couldn't resist "bundle of hearts" and have made this card to give my hubby for Valentines day this weekend.
This card features:
  • Go Kreate circular and scalloped circular dies
  • image coloured with promakers
  • gingham paper from magazine freebie, flowery paper from The Works
  • sentiment was a freebie from the very talented Netty here
  • ribbon, gems and doily from stash.
As always, our super talented DT have some gorgeous cards to share with you, so hop on over and take a look!
I would like to enter these challenges:

Saturday, 7 February 2015

a little giveaway...

I was lucky enough to receivecomplimentary tickets for this event at the Excel in London, but will not be able to use them. if anyone else would like to use them, please leave a the event of there being more than one then I will do names out of the hat

Friday, 6 February 2015

My Kinda Housework!

Hello there, my lovely bloggy friends, hope this week has been going well, hasn't it been a cold week here in the UK, though! Have had to dig out my hubby's fleecy body warmers to wear to work as an extra layer of cosiness - I'm a June baby, I don't do cold, lol!!!
So I wanted to share a card today that features another stamp that was a Christmas pressie.
This is Emily from Wild Rose Studio - isn't she a wee doll! When I put the hoover round at home both of my dogs are shut away in other rooms as they both feel it necessary to try and attack the blooming thing (and trip me up at the same time)
This card features
  • WRS stamp coloured with promarkers
  • tag is sizzix die and have used cuttlebug folder to emboss sentiment
  • Martha Stewart border punch
  • papers were freebie downloads
  • flowers, bow, button and doily from stash - FYI if you are a doily fan, watch this space???
I would like to enter this into these challenges:

Sunday, 1 February 2015

why have one super cute wee bear when you can have three!

Hello there and thanks for visiting me today....hope you're having a lovely weekend, sending you hugs if things aren't quite so good at the moment. No snow in my part of the world but boy is it windy out there today, as I type this post I have the tennis on the TV and no great plans to do a lot else today.
So for the card I am sharing today I have used one of the adorable stamps that my hubby got me for Christmas (stick to the list, its easier that way, lol!) and is "A trio of Posies" from LOTV. Which has been about for a while.
this card also features:
  • image coloured with promakers
  • my own sentiment with zipty do font
  • paper from The Works
  • Rik Rak from local haberdashery
I would like to enter this into:
crafty creations challenges - something old, something new an old favourite sentiment and a new stamp
thanks again for popping in xx

Friday, 23 January 2015

Friday hugs!

Hello, and thanks for visiting me today. So this week has passed by relatively quietly which has been nice, and I'm looking forward to a relaxing weekend. Hope that whatever you got planned for the weekend involves keeping warm and snug!
I have a backlog of photos in my dropbox of cards that I'd made before Christmas so I decided to share one today, have used the same image as the card on my previous post, but when its as sweet as this - that's ok!
The image is from the LOTV girls sketchpad, and I have coloured her with promarkers. Having cut out image using go kreate dies I mounted into a gorgeous doily. The paper is from Papermania stack, the flowers were made using a very old woodware punch, and I've added a bit of faux stitching with white gelly pen. The ribbon and pearls are from stash and sentiment is my own work.
Haven't taken part in any challenge for a while, but I would like to enter this into:
I also have exciting news to share..............back in December I entered a DT call with Creatalicious Challenges, and was delighted and excited when Melanie emailed me to offer me a spot. Due to the events of the last few weeks, I've not taken part in January's challenge, but I will be there next month - very much looking forward to working with this lovely team, and being a teamie for a change instead of the boss lady!

Monday, 19 January 2015

A whole lotta whiteness with The Cuties

Hello and thank you for visiting me today!
I want to start this post with huge thanks for the lovely comments on my previous post. Dad's funeral was last Friday, and we gave him a lovely send off. The service was beautiful and it was both emotional and comforting to hear his good friends saying such lovely things about him.
The only other "crafting" I have had chance for this year, was making the order of services, so it was a welcome relief for me yesterday to have some time at my desk and put the finishing touches to my DT card. Last Monday saw the start of a brand new challenge with the Cutie Pies and our theme this time is
White on White (and oh so cute)
We have already had some stunning entries, but there is still plenty of time to play along, not least as we are lucky enough to have two lovely sponsors this time both offering fabby prizes........
who are offering a prize is £10 worth of goodies that they will select, and will go to our chosen winner, and also
are offering a wonderful Digi stamp prize to our randomly chosen winner.

 For my own DT card (above) I plumped for a LOTV sketch pad image, which is coloured with promakers, have kept everything else fairly simple with a bit of swiss dots and sentiment embossing,
and buttons and a box.
My wonderful and superbly talented teamies have also made some gorgeous cards that you may want to have a looksee at!