Creative Inspirations - Easel Cards!

Good Morning!
This week at CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS we want to see you make Easel Cards!
These are really popular at the moment so I thought it would be a good idea to have this as a challenge.

The one thing I love about these type of cards is that they are large enough to make a scene via masking and not crowd the layout as they can take up rather a lot of space!
As most of you know these are a pain to photograph so I have taken 2 pictures from different angles.
This also fits into the Challenge at:


Magnolia Spring Kit 2010 'Midsummer Tilda'
Magnolia Spring Kit 2009 'Rounds Circular Sentiment'
Magnolia Summer Kit 2009 'Flowers'
Basic Grey & Prima Papers
Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots' Embossing Folder
Ribbon & Eyelets from Stash
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts

Happy Crafting! xxx


Everybody Art - Song Title!

Good Morning!
Thank you all for the lovely comments on my Easel Card I posted over the weekend, I really enjoyed reading each and every one of them!

This week at EVERYBODY ART we want to see you interpret a song title into your work.
I found this quite tricky at first but after debating which stamp to use I thought a line from a well-known nursery rhyme would fit it perfectly!

This also fits the Challenge over at:

(My new item is the Stamp and the neglected are the brown dew drops)

Magnolia Spring Kit 2010
Sentiment written on PC
Basic Grey Papers
Cuttlebug 'Spots n Dots' Embossing Folder
Hobbycraft Ribbon
Buttons from Stash
Robin's Nest Dew Drops

Happy Crafting! xxx


Sketch Saturday & Just Magnolia - New Tilda!

Good Afternoon!
Well as I mentioned earlier I would be back with a card using one of my new Magnolias!
As soon as I saw this Tilda I knew she would go great with the Spring Fence that I had.
She's such a cutie!

The Challenges this fits into is:

JUST MAGNOLIA - Anything Goes!

I decided to make an Easel Card to show her off properly!

Magnolia 'Fairy Dust' Tilda Stamp
Magnolia 'Spring Fence' Stamp
Sentiment from Magnolia Spring Kit 2010
Prima & Basic Grey Papers
MS 'Doily Lace' Punch
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Clear Dew Drops from The Hobby House

Happy Crafting! xxx

PBSC - Recipe : 3 Flowers, 2 Buttons & 1 Bow!

Good Morning!
I know this is a bit early for me to be posting but Im rather bored and can't be bothered to go to sleep yet and it is technically saturday! lol

This week at PBSC we have a Recipe challenge of :


Nice & Easy!

My card also fits the following Challenges :

SIMON SAYS STAMPS - Thing With Wings!

Penny Black Stamps
Basic Grey 'Kioshi' Papers & Buttons
Cuttlebug 'Spots n Dots' Embossing Folder
Hobbycraft Ribbon
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts

Pop by later when I will have another card using my new Magnolia's! hehe!
Happy Crafting! xxx


Rach's Blog Candy ...

Good Evening!
Just a quickie post about some yummy candy a blog friend of mine has going!
Although I don't think you should enter it as I want to win it! haha!
Click HERE to go to her blog for a chance of winning.
Open until 2nd of May!
Happy Crafting! xxx

CCT & Spoon Full Of Sugar!

Good Morning!
Well my Spring Kit FINALLY arrived yesterday afternoon!
My days I jumped for joy when I saw it pop through my letterbox!
Of course I couldn't wait to have a play so I decided to make a card to combine 2 challenges.
I received some more of the Tilda's I had ordered today so I know I am going to have a Tilda filled weekend! hehe

This card fits into the following Challenges :

A SPOON FULL OF SUGAR - Happy Birthday!

Magnolia Spring Kit 2010
PB Sentiments
Basic Grey 'Kioshi' Papers
Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots' Embossing Folder
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon & Dew Drops from Stash

Happy Crafting! xxx


Creative Inspirations - Sketch!

Good Morning!
Yep it is another sketch this week for another Challenge blog :) However this one I designed!
I designed this sketch with a twist this week at CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS as you can interpret the lower part of the sketch in two different ways.

I actually made a wallet card using this sketch a week ago using (shamefully) a stamp from
LAST YEARS Spring Magnolia Kit in the background for the first ever time, oopsy!
I hadn't made a Wallet Card for a while so I rather enjoyed doing this one.

Magnolia Spring & Summer Kits 09
Magnolia Sentiment from Winter Kit 09
Papers by Kaiser Craft
Cugttlebug 'Spots n Dots' Embossing Folder
PM Ribbon & Eyelets
Hobby Craft Roses & Organza Ribbon

Thanks for Looking, I hope you enjoy my sketch! xxx


Everybody Art - Sketch!

Good Morning!
Well I am STILL waiting for my Magnolia Spring Kit, However I don't know whether it has anything to do with the fact there isn't any planes atm due to that Volcano.
If anyone else is still waiting like me in the UK could you please say?
Just so I know I'm not the only one haha

This weeks challenge at EVERYBODY ART we have another sketch for you.
This was the perfect excuse to use my new MS Punch however I don't think it liked the thickness of my card! lol

This card also fits into the Challenge over at:


'Princess Tilda' Magnolia Stamp & Sentiment
Papers from Stash
Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots' Embossing Folder
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Dew Drops from The Hobby House
MS Doily Lace Punch

Happy Crafting! xxx


Just Magnolia - Mina's Sketch!

Good Afternoon!
I was planning on uploading this last night but I didn't have time before I went out and today I have only just woken up! Deary me, I think I over did it on the drink last night lol

Anyways this week at JUST MAGNOLIA Mina has made a fab sketch and seeing it is their 1st Birthday they have a Blog Hop! Fun fun!
I used one of my new stamps that came yesterday, really do wish my Stamp Kit would hurry up and arrive though :(

I just noticed you had to make a Thank You Card ... Pants! I do hope they'l let me off! lol

* Magnolia 'Bride & Groom' Stamp
* WOJ Sentiment
* Basic Grey Papers
* Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots' & 'Swirls' Embossing Folder
* Lace & Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts

Hope you have all had a good weekend!
Happy Crafting! xxx


PBSC - Monochromatic Brown!

Good Morning!
Firstly I would like to say thank you for the lovely comments on the Golf Card, they are greatly appreciated!

This week at PBSC we want to just see you use one colour throughout ... Brown!
It's a lot easier than you would think and the results are great.
Have a look at the DT Work for some great inspiration!

This fits into the Challenge over at:

(Hopefully this is still valid as I added the text cirle in and a few more flowers)

* PB 'Enjoy...' Transparent Set
* Brown Cardstock from PaperMill
* Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots' 'Swirls' 'Flowers' Embossing Folder
* Ribbon & Flowers from HobbyCraft

Hope you have a good weekend! xxx


Another Amazing Blog Candy ...

Wow sorry to be doing another post on another blog candy but this one is so good I wouldn't want anyone to miss out a chance of getting this!

Pop over to JACQUES Blog to get in with a chance!
Happy Crafting! xxx


Amazing Blog Candy!

Just a quick post letting you know about some gorgeous Blog Candy if you are a Tilda Addict like me!
Just pop over to LEANNE'S Blog to see what you have to do to be in with a chance!
Although I think she should just send me them .... hehe!
Happy Crafting! xxx

3 Page Golf Birthday Card!

Good (Extremely Early) Morning!
Well I did say I would be back with another post, I was planning on saving this for during the day tomorrow but I want to get some challenges done tomorrow so I will probably have something else to upload! lol

Anyways I got asked to make a card for someone's friend when I was down the pub a couple of weeks ago and judging by what he wanted I had to give it some thinking.
He wanted:
* A 3 Page Card for a Male Golfer who is 60 this year and to say 70 on the front page, 65 on the middle and 6 at the end.
To go with this he wanted an Image of a Golfer in a Wheelchair, With A Zimmer-Frame and then stood up.

This fits into the following Challenge :
(I have embossed full inside pages and the other pages are raised on 3D Foam Squares)

I left a blank part on the back so he could write a message.
I think you will agree this isn't my usual style of card but it was fun to make!

Do you think I managed to fit the bill???
He has also paid me BEFORE seeing the card because he thought 2 cards I'd made for him previously were good and seeing it was a 3 -Pager he DOUBLED my usual amount!!


Happy Crafting! xxx


Workdesk Wednesday...

Good Evening!
I've only just come accross this blog thanks to the lovely Rach who discovered where this began over at Joey's Blog. I think it's a rather good idea and if your nosy like me you can't resist a good snoop of someone else's crafty space! hehe

If you have seen mine before you may be noticing something is missing .....
The PC Screen!
Seeing it decided to die on me I now have a Laptop, I tell you it's so weird having this much space on my table now!

The card shown is a 3 Page Golf Card I made for an order and is open on the middle page as the 3D Gloss is drying ... I shall be uploading a post for it soon :)
You may also be able to see the Altered CD I made in the previous post.

Happy Crafting! xxx

Creative Inspirations - Altered CD

Good Morning!
This week at CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS we want to see you make an Altered CD for your project this week!
As I explain on th Blog you can make a simple hanger or even incorporate it into your project :)

This also fits into the following Challenge :

(I think the Tilda I used is looking rather cute don't you agree?)

I decided to make a Hanger! I have only used this stamp once before, naughty me!

* Magnolia Tilda Stamp
* Basic Grey Paper
* Cuttlebug 'Spots n Dots' Embossing Folder
* Roses & Ribbon from Hobbycraft
* PM Eyelet

Thanks for Popping By, Happy Crafting! xxx


Everybody Art - Patchwork!

Good Morning!
I am infact writing this before I go to sleep at 00:20 in the morning but I just can't seem to sleep! Over-thinking too much about what to do with my life as it's been almost a year since I left college to do ... nothing.
Anyways I will stop my whinging and get on with the card for today!

This week at EVERYBODY ART we want to see you use some Patchwork on your work.
I haven't done this for a while and I have to say I'm not too happy with the finished result but alas it's done!

* Hanglar Stamped Image from my friend Domi
* Basic Grey 'Green At Heart' Papers
* Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots' Embossing Folder
* Hobby Craft Ribbon
* Prima Flowers
* Robin's Nest Dew Drops

Happy Crafting! xxx


Birthday Easel Card!

Good Morning!
Wow I can't believe how quickly my Tilda's went that I was selling yesterday went, a few more pennies to go towards new stamps me thinks! lol
However there are a few various stamps left over so please check them out.
Keep an eye on it as I may be adding some more in the future.

Last night to stop me from spending my pennies I decided to get an early birthday card done in the form of an Easel Card. Of course I used one of my new PB Stamps!

This Card fits into the following Challenge:

(I swapped the flower at the bottom for text then added some flowers to the top as it looked a bit bare)

* Penny Black Stamp & Sentiments
* Bo Bunny Papers
* Prima Poinsettia Flowers
* PM Gem Brads
* Sparkly Ribbon from Crafty Ribbons

Thanks for Looking & Enjoy the rest of your weekend! xxx


Stamps For Sale

Good Evening!
I am having a little clearout of the crafty bits n bobs I don't use and thought I would start with some of the stamps!
If you are interested in any of the stamps shown just send me an e-mail and will sort the payment out via paypal.
All of these are in good condition and only used a few times.

£3.00 inc P+P

£3.00 inc P+P

£3.00 EACH inc P+P

Thanks for Looking! xxx

PBSC - Buttons Galore! *UPDATED*

Good Morning!
Well it's saturday again and that can only mean one thing ... it's time to get those Penny Blacks out.
A great way to start the weekend I think!
What do you think to my new layout? A welcome change I think.

This week at PBSC the theme is Button's Galore.
I haven't used buttons on my work for a while until I made this last weekend for the challenge, I'd forgotten how good they looked on a card lol

I did follow the sketch over at DOUBLE DUTCH however it doesn't qualify as it was meant to be round, woopsy!

* PB Stamp & Sentiment
* Basic Grey 'Kioshi' Papers
* Cuttlebug 'Spots n Dots' & 'Swiss D ots' Embossing Folder
* Ribbon & Buttons from Stash

I have a little suprise for you later on.
I will be selling some stamps of mine that I don't use anymore, in great condition just neglected by me lol So if you fancy some, don't forget to come back!


I have just noticed I have had a card published in the Letters section of the new issue of Cardmaking & Papercraft.
I'm so happy!!!

Happy Crafting! xxx