03/05/2016

My Mum's Craft Shop - Beautiful Bouquet of Dahlia's !

Good Morning!
I have something a little different to my usual style of card to share with you all today.
Over a year ago I purchased some colouring pencils for myself that have been sat gathering dust ever since, well yesterday I decided it was time to do something about that! 

Today's card is using a floral design by Wplus9 that I stamped in a light coloured ink onto a card blank and coloured in with the pencils. 
This card can also be seen over on the MMCS BLOG and you can head straight over to where the stamp is over on the website simply by clicking the following picture.
I'm not too sure about the finished result, but it's always good to try something different once in a while. I'm also tempted to get some different pencils ...

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges -
SIMON SAYS STAMP - ANYTHING GOES
 INGREDIENTS -
Wplus9 'Beautiful Bouquet Dahlia' Stamp
Lily White Glitter, Ladybug & Limeade Sprinkles by Doodlebug
INKS USED -
Simon Says Stamp Ink - Fog
Spectrum Noir Pencils - 024, 027, 032, 033, 057 & 058

Thanks for stopping by,
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

01/05/2016

The Ribbon Girl Card Challenge - Anything Goes !

Good Morning!
It's the first day of May, yes you read that right ... this year is flying by!
It's also the first Sunday of the month which means it's time for a new Card Challenge over at the RIBBON GIRL and this month's theme is Anything Goes! 
Basically it can be any theme, any shape as long as it's a card.

Not only have I used some gorgeous flowers from the Ribbon Girl but also some paper from one of the new ranges that they are now stocking! Apologies for the gloominess of the photo's, there was an extremely dark hailstone shower happening at the time I took these pictures!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges -
DEEP OCEAN CHALLENGES - DOTS AND/OR STRIPES
INKY CHICKS - IT'S BIRTHDAY TIME
SIMON SAYS STAMP - ANYTHING GOES
 INGREDIENTS -
Penny Black Sentiment Stamp
Pion Design Papers
Lily White Glitter, Swimming Pool & Lilac Sprinkles by Doodlebug
Ranger Glossy Accents, Paper Doily & Twinklets
Tim Holtz Distressing Tool
INGREDIENTS FROM THE RIBBON GIRL -
INKS USED -
Archival Ink - Watering Can

Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the Bank Holiday, unfortunately that means nothing to me as I am back at work this afternoon! lol
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

27/04/2016

Creative Inspirations - For The Boys or Something Sporty !

Good Morning!
This fortnight's challenge at CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS is
For The Boys or Something Sporty!
The challenge title pretty much speaks for itself, we want to see creations for the boys or sporty themed creations.
This fortnights prize is from CRAFTY RIBBONS and the prize is a £10 VOUCHER!

I was lucky enough to be a winner over at the Inky Chicks challenge a couple of weeks ago and I spent the prize voucher on the gorgeous new paper pad set from Maja Design. I couldn't wait to create something with them and today's card is what I came up with!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges -
DEEP OCEAN CHALLENGES - DOTS AND/OR STRIPES
 INGREDIENTS -
Penny Black Sentiment Stamp
Maja Design Papers
White Sprinkles by Doodlebug
Bark Stars
Tim Holtz Distressing Tool
INGREDIENTS FROM THE RIBBON GIRL 
INKS USED -
Simon Says Stamp Ink - Sparrow

Thanks for stopping by,
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

19/04/2016

My Mum's Craft Shop - Stamping Bella Elephants !

Good Morning!
Today's card is using a stamp from the Stuffies collection by Stamping Bella. 
This card can also be seen over on the MMCS BLOG and you can head straight over to where the stamp is over on the website simply by clicking the picture below!
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges -
 INGREDIENTS -
Stamping Bella 'I'll Always Have Your Back' Stamp
Maja Design Papers
Various Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
White & Silver Sprinkles by Doodlebug
Ranger Glossy Accents, Paper Doily & Twinklets
Tim Holtz Distressing Tool
INGREDIENTS FROM THE RIBBON GIRL 
INKS USED -
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
Copic Ciao Markers - C1, Y21, BG93, BG96, BV00, BV02, BV13, W1, W3 & W5

Thanks for stopping by,
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

17/04/2016

LOTV Cardmaking Challenge ... Last Day !

Good Morning!
LILI OF THE VALLEY are holding a monthly challenge over on their Facebook page and this month it is a colour challenge! All you have to do is use at least 3 of the following colours -
   A - Aqua
 P - Pink
R - Red
 I - Ivory
 L - Lilac
There are some fab prizes on offer for 5 winners that will be picked at random. 
The first 4 will have the choice of any of the following -
Any 2 sentiment sheets or
any 5 rubber stamps or
any Cross Stitch Kit or
£20 to spend in our Ebay Store (where there are still many die cut sheets and toppers)
The lovely RIBBON GIRL have also offered a fab £10 voucher!

To enter, either post your entry in the April Challenge Facebook Event https://www.facebook.com/events/850490431761125/ or email it to Lucy at lucy@liliofthevalley.co.uk. To be eligible, your card or project will need to fit the theme and feature an LOTV image. 
1 Entry per person please and the challenge closes at 
6pm UK time on Sunday 17th April ... so that's tonight!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges -
DEEP OCEAN CHALLENGES - SPRING IS IN THE AIR
 INGREDIENTS -
Lili of the Valley 'Glamorous Gardening' Stamp & Sentiment Stamp
Pion Design Paper
Various Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
White & Blue Sprinkles by Doodlebug
Ranger Glossy Accents, Paper Doily & Twinklets
Tim Holtz Distressing Tool
INGREDIENTS FROM THE RIBBON GIRL 
INKS USED -
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
Archival Ink - Cornflower Blue
Copic Ciao Markers - C1, C2, C3, E00, E21, E31, E33, R20, 
B000, B00, B12, BG93, BG96, W1 & W3

HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

13/04/2016

Creative Inspirations - Your Favourite Things !

Good Morning!
This fortnight's challenge at CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS is Your Favourite Things!
ALl you need to do is use 2 or more of your favourite items and state what they are ...
For example - Favourite Stamp, Paper, Embellishments etc.

This fortnights prize is from CRAFTIE CHARLIE and the prize is a
£20 VOUCHER!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges -
DEEP OCEAN CHALLENGES - SPRING IS IN THE AIR
 INGREDIENTS -
LOTV Art Pad Image
Maja Design Paper
White Sprinkles by Doodlebug
Ranger Glossy Accents, Paper Doily & Tim Holtz Distressing Tool
INGREDIENTS FROM THE RIBBON GIRL 

Thanks for popping by,
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

06/04/2016

The Ribbon Girl Card Challenge - Anything Goes !

Good Morning!
It's time for this months Card Challenge over at the RIBBON GIRL and this month's theme is Anything Goes! Basically it can be any theme, any shape as long as it's a card.
Not only have I used some gorgeous flowers from the Ribbon Girl but also some paper from one of the new ranges they are now stocking!
 INGREDIENTS -
Lili of the Valley 'Skipping' Stamp & Sentiment Stamp
Lemoncraft Paper
Various Blue Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
White Sprinkles by Doodlebug
Ranger Glossy Accents, Stickles, Paper Doily & Twinklets
Tim Holtz Distressing Tool
INGREDIENTS FROM THE RIBBON GIRL 
INKS USED -
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
Copic Ciao Markers - C1, C2, E00, E21, E31, E33, E35, E37, R20, B000, B00, B02 & W1

Thanks for stopping by,
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX