11/11/2019

Something a little Different ...

Happy Monday Everyone!
Today I'm sharing a card that I made simply just for fun! I was sifting through my collection of stamped images a couple of days ago and came across this image from Hanglar & Stanglar. 
As a budding gardener I couldn't resist inking her up and having a little play! I'm not sure on the name of stamp seeing as I don't have it, although it is one that I would love to have!

I'm not too happy with the lighting on this photo as the colours don't pop as much as they do in real life ... but hey ho!

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
CUTE CARD THURSDAY - ANYTHING GOES
 INGREDIENTS -
Hanglar & Stanglar Stamped image
LOTV Sentiment
Maja Design Papers
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Cheesecloth, Ribbon, Paper Doily, Assorted Flowers & Butterfly Charm
INKS USED -
C1, C2, E00, E21, E29, E31, E33, E35, R11, R20, V12, V15, G82, G85,
B000, B00, W1, W2, W3, W5 & W7

 Thanks for stopping by!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

08/11/2019

All Wrapped Up with LOTV

Good Morning!
Today's card is using an older LOTV stamp that is an oldie but a goodie! It wasn't previously available as a digi over on the etsy website but it should be available this week, so if you'd like it then just keep an eye out ... it's called 'All Wrapped Up'.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
CUTE CARD THURSDAY - ANYTHING GOES
 INGREDIENTS -
'All Wrapped Up' LOTV Digi Stamp
LOTV Sentiment
Maja Design Papers
Doodlebug Sprinkles & Papermania Shimmer Dome Stickers
Cheesecloth, Ribbon, Paper Doily, Assorted Flowers & Berries
Frantage Embossing Powder
INKS USED -
C1, C2, C3, E00, E21, E31, E33, E35, R11, R20, R35, R37, R59, YG63, YG67, W1 & W3

 Thanks for stopping by!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

06/11/2019

November's Creative Inspirations Challenge!

Good Morning!
It's the first Wednesday of the month so it's time for a new challenge over at
CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS
This month's theme is 'Winter Blues!' 
This means we'd love the see creations using a cool colour scheme such as blue's / greys and/or images showing snow, ice, snowmen, winter activities ...

This month our prize is from ALL DRESSED UP and today's card is using one of their images.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
SIMON SAYS STAMP - ANYTHING GOES
CUTE CARD THURSDAY - CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAYS
 INGREDIENTS -
'3 Little Christmas Girls' All Dressed Up Digi Stamp
LOTV Sentiment
Maja Design Papers
Adhesive Star, Doodlebug Sprinkles & Papermania Shimmer Dome Stickers
Cheesecloth, Ribbon, Wooden Heart, Paper Doily, Assorted Flowers & Berries
INKS USED -
C1, C2, C3, E00, E21, E31, E33, R11, R20, G82, G85, W1, W3 & W5

 Thanks for stopping by!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

02/11/2019

November's Penny Black Saturday Challenge!

Good Morning!
Well we're steaming ahead into November already, it'l soon be Christmas!
 It's time for a new challenge over at PENNY BLACK SATURDAY CHALLENGE today and the theme is 'Anything Goes + Option of Tags!'

I haven't played along with the option this month and instead opted for this Clean & Simple card. I've used a new stamp that was released this year and dug out my colouring pencils for the foliage parts of the design. I've had some Spectrum Noir pencils for years and I'm ashamed to admit this is the first time they've been used lol

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
SIMON SAYS STAMP - ANYTHING GOES
CUTE CARD THURSDAY - CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAYS
 INGREDIENTS -
Penny Black Stamp 'Nature's Decor'
Doodlebug Sprinkles & Papermania Shimmer Dome Stickers
Spectrum Noir Pencils & Copic Pens for the berries

 Thanks for stopping by, have a lovely weekend!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

23/10/2019

A Trio of Quick Floral Cards!

Good Afternoon!
It's been such a long time since I've had time to craft, life has just gotten in the way of crafting this month! However I had a spare hour this morning so I thought I'd make the most of it and make a trio of Clean & Simple cards that weren't too time consuming. I've added Birthday sentiments to two of them but kept one of them free so that I can either add one at a later date or use it for any occasion.

All the images that I've used are from an old LOTV Art Pad but don't worry, you can now buy each of the designs over on their etsy store as digital downloads simply by clicking the following icons ...
I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
CUTE CARD THURSDAY - SPOTS & DOTS
 INGREDIENTS -
LOTV Full Colour Simply Print images & Sentiments
Doodlebug Sprinkles & Papermania Shimmer Dome Stickers
Cheesecloth

 Thanks for stopping by, hopefully I'l be back in the craft room again soon!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

09/10/2019

Lili of the Valley Sneak Peek!

Good Morning!
LOTV have some great new designs coming out this month focusing on Vintage boys! 
Over the years their male designs have been really popular and it's great to see they're releasing some new ones. I'm a little late to the party with my sneak peeks due to not having any time to craft, but finally I have something to share with everyone today! 
This design is called 'Watch the Birdie' and I think it has to be my favourite!

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
CUTE CARD THURSDAY - ANYTHING GOES
 INGREDIENTS -
LOTV 'Watch the Birdie' Digi Stamp
LOTV Sentiment Stamp
LOTV Nitwits 'Country Gent' Papers
Doodlebug Sprinkles & Papermania Shimmer Dome Stickers
Cheesecloth & Seam Binding Ribbon
Wooden Star Buttons
INKS USED -
C1, C2, C3, C5, E00, E21, E31, E35, R11, R20,
B93, B95, W1, W2, W3, W5 & W7

 Thanks for stopping by!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

05/10/2019

Penny Black Saturday October Challenge!

Good Morning!
It's time for a new challenge over at PENNY BLACK SATURDAY CHALLENGE where the theme is 'Anything Goes + Option of Black, White & One other Colour!'
I've decided to play along with the option and my other colour is Gold. I've actually used 3 different shades of gold with the backing paper and embellishments all being slightly different golds. The stamp I've used is one of my all time favourites and you can guarantee that I'l make at least one Christmas card a year with it!

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
CUTE CARD THURSDAY - ANYTHING GOES
 INGREDIENTS -
Penny Black Stamp
Magnolia Design Papers
Doodlebug Sprinkles & Papermania Shimmer Dome Stickers

 Thanks for stopping by!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

02/10/2019

October's Creative Inspirations Challenge!

Good Morning!
It's the first Wednesday of the month so it's time for a new challenge over at
CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS
This month's theme is 'Masculine or Halloween/Autumn!' 
Simply pick a theme to play along. I decided to go with the Halloween theme!


I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
SIMON SAYS STAMP - ANYTHING GOES
 INGREDIENTS -
Stamping Bella Stamps
Magnolia Design Papers
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Cheesecloth, Ribbon, Paper Doily, Assorted Flowers & Berries
INKS USED -
C1, C2, C3, C5, C7, E00, E21, E31, R11, R20, BV23, BV25,
YG03, YG06, G07, G14, Y08, Y15, Y17, YR07, YR16, YR68 & W1

 Thanks for stopping by!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

26/09/2019

Happy Birthday ...

Good Morning!
Today I'm sharing a rather random unexpected card with you all today. 
I hadn't intended on making this but strangely enough I had a dream I made this a few nights ago (I have extremely random dreams as you can tell) so decided to actually make it when I got the chance!

Unfortunately the camera hasn't picked up the text in the centre very well, the ink used is actually a rather bright green that matches the large rose but the camera hasn't picked it up very well at all ...
The papers are some that I've had for years and years in my stash by Basic Grey that I'd forgotten about, which is probably why I dreamt about them lol

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
SIMON SAYS STAMP - ANYTHING GOES
CUTE CARD THURSDAY - SENTIMENTAL
ALLSORTS - TREES & LEAVES
 INGREDIENTS -
Penny Black 'Happy Birthday to you ...' Sentiment Stamp
Basic Grey Papers
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Cheesecloth, Paper Doily & Assorted Flowers
Seam Binding Ribbon

INKS USED -
Archival Ink - Sap Green

 Thanks for stopping by!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

16/09/2019

Christmas Sled

Good Afternoon!
Today's card is using a digi from the second Christmas Launch from LOTV, the adorable 'Christmas Sled'. These bunnies are great for adults and children alike! 
If you want it for yourself simply click the image below ...
I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
SIMON SAYS STAMP - BLING IT ON
 INGREDIENTS -
LOTV 'Christmas Sled' Digi Stamp
LOTV Sentiment Stamp
Maja Design Papers
Doodlebug Sprinkles & Papermania Shimmer Dome Stickers
Cheesecloth, Paper Doily, Assorted Flowers & Berries
Twinklets Diamond Dust & Frantage Embossing Powder
Seam Binding Ribbon & Wooden Star Button
INKS USED -
C1, C2, C3, R37, R46, R59, G82, G85, E00, E21, W1, W2 & W3

 Thanks for stopping by!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

14/09/2019

Pansy Bouquet

Good Morning!
I'm back with another floral card today using one of these gorgeous images from Lili of the Valley. I'm also happy to say that all the coloured floral images that were released in the Art Pads a few years ago are now available in digi form over on the etsy store! 
You can find the image I've used straight away simply by clicking HERE.

My card has been kept sentiment free again making it versatile for any occasion, which is ideal if you need a last minute card but don't have time to make one!
INGREDIENTS -
LOTV 'Pansy Bouquet' Image
Maja Design Papers
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Flowers, Paper Doily, Cheesecloth & Seam Binding Ribbon

 Thanks for stopping by,
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

10/09/2019

Lili of the Valley Final Christmas Launch!

Good Morning!
Today you can all get your hands on the final Christmas Launch from LOTV, yay! 
As usual they have released another range of super cute designs and today I am sharing a card using one of them called 'Snowy Moon!'

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
 INGREDIENTS -
LOTV 'Snowy Moon' Digi Stamp
LOTV Sentiment Stamp
Maja Design Papers
Doodlebug Sprinkles & Papermania Shimmer Dome Stickers
Cheesecloth, Paper Doily, Assorted Flowers & Berries
Twinklets Diamond Dust & Stickles 'Frosted Lace' (used on the stars)
Silver Glitter Organza Ribbon & Seam Binding Ribbon
INKS USED -
C1, C2, C3, C5, YR17, YR68, Y28, G82, G85, R35, R37, R46, R59 & W1

 Thanks for stopping by!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

07/09/2019

Penny Black September Challenge!

Good Morning!
It's time for a new challenge over at PENNY BLACK SATURDAY CHALLENGE where the theme is 'Anything Goes + Option of Something Old / Neglected!'
The stamp I've used is from 2014 and is called 'Dahlia Dance'. I usually colour this design in but today I thought I'd keep it black & white. This card is also for my Grandad's birthday who will be 90 at the end of the month, which is why I've kept the amount of embellishments low so that it didn't come across too feminine! lol

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
SIMON SAYS STAMP - STAMP IT
CUTE CARD THURSDAY - ANYTHING GOES
INGREDIENTS -
Penny Black 'Dahlia Dance' Wooden Stamp
LOTV Sentiment Stamp
Tim Holtz Remnant Rub-ons (for the 90)
Maja Design Papers
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Cheesecloth, Wooden Buttons & Hessian Ribbon

 Thanks for stopping by & enjoy your weekend! 
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

04/09/2019

September's Creative Inspirations Challenge!

Good Morning!
It's the first Wednesday of the month so it's time for a new challenge over at
CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS
This month's theme is 'Lace & Pearls!' and we'd love to see both of these on your creations.

This month the prize is donated from THE PAPER SHELTER who are offering 
3 DIGI'S OF THE WINNER'S CHOICE and both myself and the DT have used their images on our cards this month.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
MAJA DESIGN - MOOD BOARD
  INGREDIENTS -
Paper Shelter 'Autumn Fairy' Digi Stamp
Sentiment Stamp from my stash
Maja Design Papers
Adhesive Pearls
Cheesecloth, Paper Doily, Assorted Flowers & Berries
Twinklets Diamond Dust
White Lace & Seam Binding Ribbon
INKS USED -
E00, E21, E29, E31, E33, E35, E37, G82, G85, YG63, YG67, G00, R11, R20, B000 & B00

 Thanks for stopping by!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

01/09/2019

Snowy Robins in September!

Good Morning!
I've just managed to get this card made before heading to work this afternoon. We have another Christmas release this month from LOTV and I couldn't wait to colour this design in and share it with you all! This image along with some more cuties will be released on the 
10th of September.

The sentiment that I have also used is from one of the older stamp sets but you can now purchase it in digi form over on the website if you don't already have it!

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
SIMON SAYS STAMP - ANYTHING GOES
 INGREDIENTS -
LOTV 'Snowy Robins' Digi Stamp
LOTV Sentiment Stamp
Maja Design Papers
Doodlebug Sprinkles & Papermania Shimmer Dome Stickers
Cheesecloth, Paper Doily, Assorted Flowers & Berries
Twinklets Diamond Dust & Frantage Embossing Powder
Silver Glitter Organza Ribbon & Seam Binding Ribbon
INKS USED -
C1, C2, C3, E29, E31, E33, E35, E37, G82, G85, R05 & R17

 Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your Sunday!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

24/08/2019

Deer Pile

Good Morning!
It's back to the festive creations today with another Christmas card. 
This time though I've used a stamp by Stamping Bella which I bought earlier on this year, isn't it a cutie!

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
SPARKLES CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE - IT'S SNOWTIME!
CUTE CARD THURSDAY - EMBOSSING
(I have used heat embossing on the main image with Frantage embossing powder)
 INGREDIENTS -
Stamping Bella 'Deer Pile' Stamp
LOTV Sentiment Stamp
Maja Design Papers
Doodlebug Sprinkles & Papermania Shimmer Dome Stickers
Cheesecloth, Paper Doily, Assorted Flowers & Berries
Twinklets Diamond Dust & Frantage Embossing Powder
Glitter Organza & Seam Binding Ribbon
INKS USED -
C1, C2, C3, C5, C7, E29, E37, B000 & W1

 Thanks for stopping by, hope you all have a lovely weekend!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

22/08/2019

Celebrating Summer with Sunflowers

Good Morning!
I've taken a little break from the Christmas cards and made something a little bit more seasonal for this time of year. This main image is another design from one of the Art Pads released a few years ago from Lili of the Valley. 
I've kept the card sentiment free so that it can be used for any occasion when needed.
INGREDIENTS -
LOTV Art Pad Image
Maja Design Papers
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Flowers, Berries, Paper Doily, Cheesecloth & Organza Ribbons

 Thanks for stopping by,
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

20/08/2019

All that Glitters is Gold!

Good Morning!
Today I'm sharing another festive make with a colour I simply don't use enough of as the main colour ... Gold!
This cute snowman is part of a recent release from LOTV and you can head straight to it by clicking the picture below. The sentiment is also a new release that you can find over on the website.
I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
SPARKLES CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE - IT'S SNOWTIME!
 INGREDIENTS -
LOTV 'Christmas Snowman 1' & LOTV Sentiment Stamp
Maja Design Paper
Doodlebug Sprinkles & Papermania Shimmer Dome Stickers
Cheesecloth, Paper Doily, Assorted Flowers & Berries
Twinklets Diamond Dust & Frantage Embossing Powder
White Star Organza & Gold Glitter Organza Ribbon
Stickles Frosted Lace
INKS USED -
C1, C2, C3, E29, E37, G82, G85, Y38, YR17 & YR68

 Thanks for stopping by,
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

17/08/2019

Merry & Bright with Lili of the Valley!

Good Morning!
I'm back with another sneak peek today from the upcoming LOTV release!
A little later than I'd hoped but unfortunately work got in the way. This cute snowman along with various other designs and Gnomes will be released tomorrow!
The photo is a little bit gloomy due to the fact we had torrential rain when I took it, typical British Summer!

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
SPARKLES CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE - IT'S SNOWTIME!
 INGREDIENTS -
LOTV Mini Snowman Digi & LOTV Sentiment Stamp
Maja Design Papers
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Cheesecloth, Paper Doily, Assorted Flowers & Berries
Twinklets Diamond Dust & Frantage Embossing Powder
Seam Binding & Gold Organza Ribbon
INKS USED -
C1, C2, E29, E37, R27, R35, R37, R46, G82, G85, YR17 & YR38

 Thanks for stopping by,
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

07/08/2019

August's Creative Inspirations Challenge!

Good Morning!
It's the first Wednesday of the month so it's time for a new challenge over at
CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS
This month's theme is 'Something Seasonal!
I'd like to see you make something celebrating the seasons! So whether you want to stick to a Summer theme, indulge in Autumnal colours and leaves or make a start on those Christmas cards it's completely up to you!
Please don't forget to write which season you have chosen!

This month's prize is from myself and is a bundle of craft goodies!
Unfortunately nobody came forward to claim this prize from April's challenge so it's back up for grabs!


For my card this month I have used an Art Sheet image by LOTV that I've had in my stash for a few years now, I think they're great for quick cards and I love the floral designs that were included. 
Oh and incase you wondered I chose the theme of 'Summer' for this month's challenge due to these all being summer blooms!


I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
CUTE CARD THURSDAY - ANYTHING GOES
SIMON SAYS STAMP - ANYTHING GOES
INGREDIENTS -
LOTV Art Pad Image
LOTV Sentiment Stamp
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Seam Binding Ribbon

 Thanks for stopping by,
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

03/08/2019

August Penny Black Saturday Challenge!

Good Morning!
It's time for a new challenge over at PENNY BLACK SATURDAY CHALLENGE where the theme is 'Anything Goes + Option of Water / Watercolour!'
The stamp I've used is such a sweet image that doesn't get up nearly enough as it should. Pretty sure it's been a couple of years since it last saw some ink!

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
SIMON SAYS STAMP - ANYTHING GOES
CUTE CARD THURSDAY - ANYTHING GOES
INGREDIENTS -
Penny Black 'Water Lily Skiing' Wooden Stamp
Maja Design Papers
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Cheesecloth, Paper Doily, Assorted Flowers, Hessian & Seam Binding Ribbon
INKS USED -
C1, C2, E31, E33, E35, Y00, Y21, Y38, B000, B00, G82 & G85

 Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the rest your weekend! 
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

01/08/2019

A Flowery Birthday Gnome!

Good Morning!
To start of the month of August I have a bright and cheery birthday card to share with you all today! It's also a little breather from the Christmas cards but don't worry there will be some more of them very soon! lol
Today's card is actually for my Mum as it's her Birthday this Sunday, although I didn't want to put the number on it even though it is a big one ... I didn't think she'd appreciate it too much lol

This lovely stamp is by Stamping Bella that I bought a few months ago and finally got the chance to ink up for the first time yesterday.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
SIMON SAYS STAMP - ANYTHING GOES
CUTE CARD THURSDAY - ANYTHING GOES
INGREDIENTS -
Stamping Bella 'Flowery Gnome' Stamp
LOTV Sentiment
Maja Design Papers
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Cheesecloth, Paper Doily & Assorted Flowers
Seam Binding & Organza Ribbon
INKS USED -
C1, C2, C3, E00, E21, RV02, RV04, RV06, RV29, R59, Y02, YR17,
B000, B00, G82, G85, W1, W2 & W3

 Thanks for stopping by,
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

24/07/2019

Another Festive Sneak Peek!

Good Morning!
I'm back with another sneak peek today from the upcoming LOTV release!
Tomorrow they are releasing some gorgeous Christmas designs and this classic design is called 'Happy Christmas Branch'.
I have kept my card simpler than usual to try and keep all the emphasis on the design.
Although I will admit I'm not overly happy with the photograph ...

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
SPARKLES CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE - INCLUDE A TREE
 INGREDIENTS -
LOTV 'Happy Christmas Branch' Digi Stamp
Magnolia Paper
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Cheesecloth & Seam Binding Ribbon
Flowers & Berries
Twinklets Diamond Dust & Frantage Embossing Powder
INKS USED -
C1, C2, E29, E31, E33, E35, E37, R05, R35, R37, R46 & W1

 Thanks for stopping by,
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

17/07/2019

Sneak Christmas Peek ... Snow Bunny!

Good Morning!
I'm back with another sneak peek today from the upcoming LOTV release!
On the 25th of July they are releasing 9 new Christmas designs featuring bunnies,
this design is called 'Snow Bunny'.
INGREDIENTS -
LOTV 'Snow Bunny' Digi & LOTV Sentiment Stamp
Maja Design Papers
Doodlebug Sprinkles & Papermania Shimmer Dome Stickers
Cheesecloth, Paper Doily, Assorted Flowers & Berries
Twinklets Diamond Dust & Frantage Embossing Powder
Seam Binding & Glitter Organza Ribbon
INKS USED -
C1, E00, E21, E31, E33, R35, R37, R46, R59, YR17, YR38
B000, B00, B93, B95, G82, G85, W1, W2, W3, W5 & W7

 Thanks for stopping by,
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX