01/07/2020

July's Creative Inspirations Challenge!

Good Morning!
Yet another month has flown by and I shamefully haven't had anything to share since my last Creative Inspirations card ... I am determined to make that change this month, even if it means starting to make the old Christmas Cards (eeek!) I know it's early but I'm starting to get the urge!

Back to today's post and we've got a new challenge at CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS starting and this month's theme is 'In The Garden!'
I didn't really have the time to colour up an image for my card so I dug out one of the pre-coloured designs that I have in a drawer by LOTV. As I've said before they're perfect for quick cards! This image is now available as a Simply Print and you can find it by clicking HERE.
 INGREDIENTS -
LOTV Coloured Image & Sentiment
Assorted Maja Design Papers
Assorted Flowers, Ribbons, Cheesecloth & Paper Doily
Doodlebug Sprinkles

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -

 Thanks for stopping by & stay safe everyone!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

03/06/2020

June's Creative Inspirations Challenge!

Good Afternoon!
If there's anyone that still checks my blog, I finally have a card to share today! lol I didn't expect to not be able to craft for such a long amount of time, so I was so pleased to finally get a card made yesterday. 
We've got a new challenge at CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS and this month's theme is 
'Let's Hear It For The Boys!'
 INGREDIENTS -
LOTV Digi - 'Sunday Papers' & Sentiment
Assorted Maja Design Papers
Buttons & Cheesecloth
INKS USED -
Copic Markers - G82, G85, B000, B00, C1, C2,
E00, E21, E29,E31, E33, E37, R11, B93, B95, W1, W2, W5 & W7

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
SIMON SAYS STAMP - MASCULINE

 Thanks for stopping by & stay safe everyone!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

02/05/2020

PBSC May Challenge!

Good Morning!
Apologies for being an extremely bad crafter this past month, life is just a little hectic at the moment! I can't wait for things to go back to some kind of normal one day ...
 Anyhoo back to today's subject which is a new challenge over at 
PENNY BLACK SATURDAY CHALLENGE and the theme is 
'Anything Goes or Inspired by a Song!'

I used one of my favourite Penny Black stamps for today's card which I sold a few years ago, unfortunately I can't seem to find it anywhere to buy again for myself which is a little bit annoying lol
I haven't intentionally played along with the optional theme but I'm pretty sure there's lots of songs about Sunflowers out there! I've kept it sentiment free so that it's versatile enough to be used for any occasion.
  INGREDIENTS -
Penny Black Cling Stamp
Maja Design 'Little Street Cafe' Design Papers
Paper Doily, Cheesecloth, Assorted Flowers and Ribbons
Doodlebug Sprinkles
INKS USED -
Copic Ciao Markers - Y15, Y17, Y38, YR16, E35, E37,
G82, G85, B000 & B00

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
SIMON SAYS STAMP - ANYTHING GOES

 Thanks for stopping by & stay safe everyone!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

05/04/2020

PBSC April Challenge - Anything Goes or Ribbon / Twine!

Good Afteroon!
 It's time for a new challenge over at PENNY BLACK SATURDAY CHALLENGE and the theme is 'Anything Goes or Ribbon / Twine!'
I'm extremely late with this month's card, as I mentioned in my previous post my life is pretty hectic at the moment as I work in a local shop ... you can imagine what working in retail is like right now. So I'm pretty exhausted! 
However I really wanted to make sure that I had something to share this month, it's extremely Clean & Simple but I thought that it was better than nothing!
  INGREDIENTS -
Penny Black 'Red Tango' Wooden Stamp
Doodlebug Sprinkles

INKS USED -
Memento Ink - Jet Black 

 Thanks for stopping by!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

01/04/2020

April's Creative Inspirations Challenge!

Good Morning!
We've finally started a new month, was it just me that felt like March seemed to go on forever? 
We've got a new challenge at CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS and this month's theme is 'April Showers & Flowers!' Something nice and easy for you to play along with, as I'm sure a few people will be doing a lot of crafting due to what's going on right now!
This month's prize is from THE PAPER SHELTER and the prize is 
3 IMAGES OF THE WINNER'S CHOICE!
For this month's challenge myself and my Design Team have all used the same Digi provided by the sponsor. It's a great way to show how one image can be used in various styles.
 INGREDIENTS -
The Paper Shelter Digi 'Little Flower Lady'
LOTV Sentiment
Assorted Maja Design Papers
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Cheesecloth, Ribbon, Paper Doily & Assorted Flowers

INKS USED -
Copic Markers - G82, G85, B000, B00, C1, C2, Y21, R81, RV10, RV95,
E00, E21, E31, E33, E35, R11, R20 & W1

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -

 Thanks for stopping by & stay safe everyone!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

26/03/2020

LOTV Easter Release!

Good Morning!
You may have noticed that I've been a little quiet on the crafting front recently. What with everything that's going on in the world life has been a bit hectic for me at the moment as I work in a local Supermarket ...
Anyway I've made a card this morning to try and spread a little bit of cheer!
This week LOTV have released some new Easter designs and today's card is featuring one of them called 'Bunny with Egg Basket'. The sentiment I've used is also by LOTV which came out last year.
 INGREDIENTS -
LOTV 'Bunny with Egg Basket' Digi Stamp and Sentiment
Maja Design Papers - Little Street Cafe
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Cheesecloth, Ribbon, Paper Doily & Assorted Flowers

INKS USED -
Copic Markers - G82, G85, B000, B00, Y00, Y02, Y11, Y21, Y35, Y38, E00, E21, E31, E33, C1, W1, W2 & W3

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
SIMON SAYS STAMP - ANYTHING GOES
ALLSORTS - ANYTHING IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

 Thanks for stopping by & stay safe everyone!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

07/03/2020

PBSC March Challenge - Anything Goes or Think Spring!

Good Morning!
 It's time for a new challenge over at PENNY BLACK SATURDAY CHALLENGE and the theme is 'Anything Goes or Think Spring!'
I unintentionally seem to be favouring a Pink & Yellow colour scheme recently and today's card is no different lol maybe it's because the colours remind me so much of Spring?
Just like last month I've used a floral Penny Black stamp for today's card and this one features some Pansies, they always provide lovely pops of colour in the garden at this time of year. 
  INGREDIENTS -
Penny Black 'Pansy Bouquet' Wooden Stamp
Assorted Maja Design Papers
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Cheesecloth, Ribbon, Paper Doily & Assorted Flowers
INKS USED -
Copic Markers - G82, G85, B000, B00,
Y00, Y02, Y11, R81, RV10 & RV95

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
CUTE CARD THURSDAY - ANYTHING GOES
SIMON SAYS STAMP - SOMETHING FEMININE

 Thanks for stopping by!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

04/03/2020

March Creative Inspirations Challenge!

Good Morning!
It's the first Wednesday of the month which can mean only one thing, it's time for a new challenge at CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS and this month's theme is 'Pretty Pastels!'
I'd love to see everyone's creations using Pastel shades this month.

This month's prize is from CRAFTY RIBBONS and the prize is a selection of these seam binding ribbons in pastel shades!
For my card this month I have used one of my favourite LOTV images that I love to colour every year, this one is called 'Bunnies with Love' and is perfect for Spring!
   INGREDIENTS -
LOTV 'Bunnies with Love' Digi Stamp and Sentiment
Assorted Maja Design Papers
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Cheesecloth, Ribbon, Paper Doily & Assorted Flowers
INKS USED -
Copic Markers - E00, E21, YG63, YG67, G82, G85, B000, B00,
Y00, Y02, Y06, Y08, Y15, Y35, Y38, YR16, W1, W2  & W3

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
CUTE CARD THURSDAY - SPRING FEVER
SIMON SAYS STAMP - SOMETHING FEMININE

 Thanks for stopping by!
HAPPY CRAFTING!

XXX

28/02/2020

A Birthday Stroll

Good Morning!
I've taken a little break from the latest LOTV release today and used one of the older Digi's for today's card. It's my Dad's Birthday on Monday so I thought this vintage boy image of him taking a stroll with his pooch (my parents have a miniature wire-haired Dachshund) would be perfect for his card. 
I tried to colour the pooch with a wire-like style for the fur but I'm not entirely convinced if it actually worked ... or just looks a bit messy! lol
  INGREDIENTS -
LOTV 'Sunday Stroll' Digi Stamp and Sentiment
Assorted Maja Design Papers
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Cheesecloth, Ribbon, Wooden Buttons & Assorted Flowers
INKS USED -
Copic Markers - E00, E21, E31, E33, R11, R20,
G82, G85, B000, B00, B93, B95, B97, C1, C2, C5, W1, W2, W5 & W7

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
SIMON SAYS STAMP - ANYTHING GOES

 Thanks for stopping by!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

25/02/2020

Celebrating LOTV Release Day with a Top Hat & Tulips!

Good Afternoon!
It's Release Day over at LOTV and you can finally get your hands on all of our gorgeous new images!
As part of the Spring Launch there are 19 brand new Digi Stamps & Sentiments which are perfect for Mother's Day, Birthdays and other general occasions! For the next 7 days you can also save 40% if you buy 10 Digi Stamps and 30% if you buy 5!
Today's card is using the new design 'Top Hat & Tulips' and I'm sure he's going to be extremely popular!
  INGREDIENTS -
LOTV 'Top Hat & Tulips' Digi Stamp and Sentiment
Assorted Maja Design Papers
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Stickles - Star Dust (on the hearts)
Cheesecloth, Ribbon, Paper Doily & Assorted Flowers
INKS USED -
Copic Markers - E00, E21, E31, E33, E35, R11, R81, RV95,
G82, G85, B000, B00, B93, B95, B97, Y00, Y02, Y21, C1, C2,W1 & W2

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
SIMON SAYS STAMP - ADD A SENTIMENT

 Thanks for stopping by!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

23/02/2020

LOTV Sneak Peek!

Good Afternoon!
It's been a little while since I've had the chance to craft, what with being ill for 2 weeks at the start of the month and working most of the time I haven't had the chance to craft.
I made this card this morning though before I head to work as we have another launch from LOTV happening on Tuesday and I really wanted to ink up one of the new images!
This design is called 'Pretty Posy' and as you can see it is perfect for Mother's Day along with many other occasions! 
 INGREDIENTS -
LOTV 'Pretty Posy' Digi Stamp and Sentiment
Maja Design Papers - Little Street Cafe
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Cheesecloth, Ribbon, Paper Doily & Assorted Flowers
INKS USED -
Copic Markers - E00, E21, E31, E33, E35, R11, R20, RV10, R85, RV95, RV69,
G82, G85, B000, B00, Y00, Y02, Y11, Y15, Y38, C1, C2, W1 & W2

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
SIMON SAYS STAMP - ADD A SENTIMENT

 Thanks for stopping by!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

05/02/2020

February's Creative Inspirations Challenge!

Good Morning!
It's the first Wednesday of the month which can mean only one thing, it's time for a new challenge at CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS and this month's theme is 'Anything Goes!'
It's time to get creative and make anything you want!
This month's prize is from ALL DRESSED UP and is 
2 IMAGES OF THE WINNER'S CHOICE! 

I've created a particularly sparkly Birthday card to share with you all today. I only tend to use the colour Gold when I'm making Christmas Cards, which is a shame as it's a colour that I really like to craft with! The papers I've used are from a Christmas pad but I think they work really well with the image, kindly donated by this month's sponsor.

 INGREDIENTS -
All Dressed Up Digi 'Feeling Spoilt'
LOTV Sentiment
First Edition Papers
Doodlebug Sprinkles & Sequins (around the image)
Papermania Shimmer Dome Stickers
Stickles - Stardust (used on the gift she's holding)
Cheesecloth, Ribbon, Paper Doily, Gold Berry Sprigs & Assorted Flowers
INKS USED -
Copic Markers - E00, E21, E31, E33, R11, R20, R81, RV95,
G82, G85, Y28, W1, C1 & C2

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
SIMON SAYS STAMP - ANYTHING GOES

 Thanks for stopping by!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

03/02/2020

Thinking of You

Good Morning!
I've something a little different to share with you all today, I had to make a 'Thinking of You' card last week so decided to keep it rather simple. 
I had a feather stamp set hidden away in my stash that I thought would be perfect for someone that's recently had a personal loss. 
I created a background pattern using 3 different shades of grey and layering the stamping of the largest feather (not entirely sure if the photograph picks this up) then finished it off by repeating the stamp in the centre using a black ink.
 INGREDIENTS -
Hero Art Feather Stamp Set
Penny Black Sentiment Stamp

INKS USED -
Simon Says Stamp Ink Pads - Fog, Fossil & Stone
Archival Ink - Jet Black

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
SIMON SAYS STAMP - ANYTHING GOES

 Thanks for stopping by! 
I'l be back on Wednesday with my card for the new Creative Inspirations challenge!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

01/02/2020

PBSC February Challenge - Anything Goes or Love is in the Air!

Good Morning!
 It's time for a new challenge over at PENNY BLACK SATURDAY CHALLENGE and the theme is 'Anything Goes or Love is in the Air!'
I've loosely played along with the optional theme this month by using a Rose stamp as my focal point. Roses are quite often given on Valentines Day so this card has a romantic feel but at the same time it doesn't have to be used as a Valentine's card ... which is why I've kept it sentiment free.
 INGREDIENTS -
Penny Black Cling Stamp 'Scented Beauty'
Maja Design Papers - Little Street Cafe
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Cheesecloth, Ribbon, Paper Doily & Assorted Flowers
INKS USED -
Copic Markers - G82, G85, R81, RV34, RV95, B000 & B00

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
SIMON SAYS STAMP - ANYTHING GOES

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

23/01/2020

A Lucky Mouse!

Good Afternoon!
Well this week I've got some Annual Leave from work and I've spent it pretty much pottering around the garden and just having some 'Me' time (the other half is still working). I must say that I'm thoroughly enjoying this time to myself, slightly disheartened though about the fact it's going by too quickly lol I had planned to do a lot of Crafting but the garden has taken much of my attention, it's hard to resist going outside when we've had sunny weather every day so far! However I made sure that I created something this morning and that is what I have to share with you all today ...

I've been organising my collection of Digi's and creating a document of which LOTV Rubber Stamps I have on my Laptop this week and I came across this design that I'd forgotten I had! This digi is called 'Lucky Mouse' and obviously would be great for a Good Luck card but also many other occasions ... if you'd like it for yourself simply click HERE to go straight to it on the website.
 INGREDIENTS -
LOTV 'Lucky Mouse' Digi Stamp and Sentiment
Maja Design Papers - Little Street Cafe
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Cheesecloth, Ribbon, Paper Doily & Assorted Flowers
INKS USED -
Copic Markers - E00, E21, E31, E33, E35, E37, G82, G85
Y35, Y38, RV69, RV95, B000, B00, W1, W2, W3 & W5

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
ALLSORTS - MORE THAN A SINGLE WORD

 Thanks for stopping by!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

18/01/2020

PBSC January Challenge Reminder!

Good Morning!
I don't usually get the chance to create a second monthly DT card for the PENNY BLACK SATURDAY CHALLENGE but I needed to make a Birthday Card for the other half and after looking through my stamps I thought this one by PB would be perfect for him! 
We have a Jack Russell so I've coloured the pooch in this stamp with the same fur patterns as ours ... fingers crossed he likes it when he opens the card next week!
Incase you don't already know the challenge theme this month is 
'Anything Goes + Something New!'
 INGREDIENTS -
Penny Black Stamp
Sentiment stamp from Lili of the Valley
Maja Design Papers - Summertime
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Cheesecloth, Ribbon, Paper Doily, Wooden Stars & Wooden Star Buttons
INKS USED -
Copic Markers - C1, C2, C3, W1, W2, W3, R11, E31, E35, E37, E29
B000, B00, B93, B95 & B97 

 Thanks for stopping by & I hope you have a lovely weekend!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

17/01/2020

LOTV Launch Day!

Good Morning!
Well today is the day! You can finally get your hands on the New Releases from LOTV!
As I've mentioned in my previous posts there are 9 Bunnies and 4 Couples with a Love theme being released today and they are all simply gorgeous! You can also get them as Simply Prints for those of you that don't have time to colour.
Today's card is using an image called 'Sharing & Caring' and it's such a sweetie!
 INGREDIENTS -
LOTV 'Sharing & Caring' Digi Stamp and Sentiment
Maja Design Papers - Summertime
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Cheesecloth, Ribbon, Paper Doily, Berries & Assorted Flowers
INKS USED -
Copic Markers - C1, C2, C3, E00, E21, E29, E31, E33, E35, E37, R11, R20,
R35, R37, R46, R59, B000, B00, W1, W2, W3, W5 & W7

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
CUTE CARD THURSDAY - WHAT'S NEW?
(New Digi stamp)

 Thanks for stopping by!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

15/01/2020

A Sweetheart LOTV Sneak Peek!

Good Morning!
I'm back with another Sneak peek for you all today!
LOTV have some great new designs coming out on the 17th of January, there will be 9 new designs with a Bunnies and Love theme! There will also be 4 Cute Couples with a Love theme being released too ... you are being spoilt!
Today's design is called 'Bunnies - Sweetheart' and just like the other day I've added a little sparkle, this time to the balloon.
 INGREDIENTS -
LOTV 'Bunnies - Sweetheart' Digi Stamp and Sentiment
Maja Design Papers - Vintage Romance
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Stickles - Stardust
Cheesecloth, Ribbon, Paper Doily, Berries & Assorted Flowers
INKS USED -
Copic Markers - E00, E21, RV10, R85, RV95,
G82, G85, B000, B00, W1, W2 & W3

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
SIMON SAYS STAMP - FUN WITH FLORALS
ALLSORTS - SAY IT WITH FLOWERS

 Thanks for stopping by!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

12/01/2020

LOTV Sneak Peek!

Good Afternoon!
LOTV have some great new designs coming out on the 17th of January and today I am sharing a sneak peek of one of them! In total there will be 9 new designs with a Bunnies and Love theme!
Today's design is called 'Bunnies - Roses' and I couldn't wait to ink it up yesterday when I got my hands on it. I added a little Stickles to the wrapping on the bouquet just for some added sparkle!
 INGREDIENTS -
LOTV 'Bunnies Roses' Digi Stamp and Sentiment
Maja Design Papers - Summertime
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Stickles - Frosted Lace
Cheesecloth, Ribbon, Paper Doily, Berries & Assorted Flowers
INKS USED -
Copic Markers - C1, E00, E21, R11, R20, R32, R37, R46, R59
G82, G85, B000, B00, W1, W2 & W3

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
SIMON SAYS STAMP - FUN WITH FLORALS
ALLSORTS - SAY IT WITH FLOWERS

 Thanks for stopping by & I hope you have a lovely Sunday!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

04/01/2020

PBSC January Challenge - Anything Goes or Something New!

Good Morning!
 It's time for a new challenge over at PENNY BLACK SATURDAY CHALLENGE and the theme is 'Anything Goes + Something New!'
I've chosen the Anything Goes option and used one of my older Wooden Stamps. It's one of my favourite Penny Black Stamps and is great for cards of any occasion! 

Some of you may have already had a peek at this post, I accidentally published it yesterday instead of scheduling it for today, oopsie! lol 
I really enjoyed making this card, and it might even end up on my shelf in the Craft Room.

 INGREDIENTS -
Penny Black Stamp
Sentiment stamp from Lili of the Valley
Maja Design Papers - Vintage Romance
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Cheesecloth, Ribbon, Paper Doily, Berries & Assorted Flowers
INKS USED -
Copic Markers - C2, C3, W1, W2, W3, E00, E21, E33, E35, R81, RV95,
G82, G85, B000 & B00

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
CUTE CARD THURSDAY - ANYTHING GOES
ALLSORTS - SOFT PASTELS

 Thanks for stopping by & I hope you have a lovely weekend!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

01/01/2020

Creative Inspirations January Challenge!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
As today is Wednesday we're kick starting the year with a brand new challenge over at
CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS
This month's theme is 'Something New or Something Old!'
I'd like to see your creations featuring something new to your craft stash. Whether you treated yourself to a new stamp or some papers ... or you could do the opposite and use something that you've had sitting in your stash for ages that's become neglected! For example a favourite stamp that you haven't used for years ...
Please state what the item is that you have chosen.

This month's prize is from a brand new sponsor that have kindly agreed to join us for January! CLEARLY BESOTTED are offering the winner a $15 GIFT E-CARD!
I combined both of these themes for this challenge -
Something Old - Design Papers
Something New - Using one of the images on the Design Paper for my focal point.


 INGREDIENTS -
Maja Design Papers
Sentiment stamp from Lili of the Valley
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Cheesecloth, Ribbon, Paper Doily & Assorted Flowers

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
CUTE CARD THURSDAY - ANYTHING GOES
ALLSORTS - ANYTHING GOES

 Thanks for stopping by!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX