04/09/2021

PBSC September Challenge!

 Good Morning!

I managed to make a card in time for this month's PENNY BLACK SATURDAY CHALLENGE thankfully! lol Life is so hectic at the moment there simply isn't enough hours in the day lol The new challenge is 'Anything Goes or Embossing!' 
I'm feeling festive again and I've made yet another Christmas card!

INGREDIENTS -
Penny Black 'Poinsettia and Pine' Stamp & Sentient
Papermania Shimmer Dome Stickers & Doodlebug Sprinkles

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

23/08/2021

Christmas Kids - Lili of the Valley DT

       Good Morning!
Today I've got another card to share using one of the new designs from LOTV.
This design is called 'Christmas Kids!'
Id also just like to say a quick thank you for all of the lovely comments that have been left on my blog recently, they are always lovely to read!

INGREDIENTS -
LOTV 'Christmas Kids' Digi Stamp & LOTV Sentiment
Maja Design Papers
Ribbon, Paper Doily, Berries & Assorted Flowers
Papermania Shimmer Dome Stickers, Twinklets & Frantage Embossing Powder

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

 Thanks for stopping by!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX  

21/08/2021

PBSC August Challenge Midway Reminder!

 Good Morning!

Okay so I will admit I completely forgot to make a ready for the current challenge over at PENNY BLACK SATURDAY CHALLENGE back when it started at the start of the month. However I made sure that I had something for the reminder post! Albeit a super quick and easy card. The current challenge is 'Anything Goes or Interactive!' 

  INGREDIENTS -
Penny Black 'Nature's Decor' Cling Stamp Set
Papaermania Glitter Sticker strip

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

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

13/08/2021

Snow Much Fun - Lili of the Valley DT

       Good Morning!
As I mentioned in my last post LOTV have released some brand new Christmas designs which if you haven't seen already, you definitely need to do! Today I'm sharing a card using another one of the new releases, this one is called 'Snow Much Fun!'

INGREDIENTS -
LOTV 'Snow Much Fun ' Digi Stamp & LOTV Sentiment
First Edition 'Silent Night' Papers
Ribbon, Paper Doily, Berries & Assorted Flowers
Papermania Shimmer Dome Stickers, Twinklets & Stickles 'Frosted Lace'

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

 Thanks for stopping by!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX 

09/08/2021

Angel Blessings - Lili of the Valley DT

      Good Morning!
Tomorrow LOTV are releasing some brand new Christmas designs (yes it's that time already!) and today I'm sharing a sneaky peek of one of those called 'Angel Blessings'.

INGREDIENTS -
LOTV 'Angel Blessings ' Digi Stamp & LOTV Sentiment
First Edition 'Gilded Winter' Papers
Ribbon, Paper Doily & Assorted Flowers
Doodlebug Sprinkles & Stickles 'Frosted Lace' on selected stars

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

 Thanks for stopping by!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX 

13/07/2021

A Silver Wedding Anniversary!

   Good Morning!

Today I have something a little different to share with you all. I was asked to make a Silver Wedding Anniversary card for one of my Mum's friends and I must admit at first I was a little bit stumped. In the end I opted to use text as the main focal point and add a variety of embellishments around it. I'm not too sure if I've used the right font if I'm honest but I think it's okay? 
It's slightly wider than my usual size of card due to the die - cuts (kindly sent to me by a fellow crafter a few years ago) so it wasn't the easiest to get the best angle when taking a photograph lol

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

 INGREDIENTS -
Text written on computer
Maja Design Papers
Ribbons, Die-cuts & Flowers
Papermania Shimmer Dome Stickers

 Thanks for stopping by!
HAPPY CRAFTING! XXX  

07/07/2021

Creative Inspirations July / August Challenge!

   Good Morning!

Surprisingly enough I've actually managed to make a card in time for the start of the new challenge over CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS!
The new challenge is called 'Summer Sun' and as you can guess, we're celebrating Summer! For this challenge we are sponsored by The Paper Shelter and myself along with the rest of my DT have used an image provided by them for today's card.

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

 INGREDIENTS -
The Paper Shelter 'Stylish at the Beach' Digi Stamp
Maja Design Papers (inc sentiment)
Ribbon, Flowers & Buttons
Dew Drops

 Thanks for stopping by!
HAPPY CRAFTING! XXX 

03/07/2021

PBSC July Challenge!

Good Morning!
I'm back with another 3x3 Clean and Simple card for you all today, they're such a contrast to my usual style but I do enjoy making them. Today we have a new challenge starting over at PENNY BLACK SATURDAY CHALLENGE of 'Anything Goes or Monochrome!' Well as you can see I followed the Monochrome then just added a little sparkle with some Doodlebug Sequins, well it'd be rude not to have some sparkle on a Christmas card!

  INGREDIENTS -
Penny Black '942F' Rubber Stamp & Sentiment Stamp
Doodlebug Sequins

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  

30/06/2021

LOTV Cupcake Party Release!

     Good Evening!

Recently LOTV have released a brand new collection with a cupcake theme and today I finally managed to find time to make a card using one of them. All of the designs are adorable! Today's card is using the 'Bunny' design and I teamed it with some LOTV papers that were released years ago.
You can't tell from the photograph but I have added some stickles to the stars for some extra sparkle!


INGREDIENTS -
LOTV 'Cupcake Party - Bunny' Digi Stamp & LOTV Sentiment
LOTV Nitwits Papers
Ribbon, Paper Doily & Assorted Flowers
Doodlebug Sprinkles & Sequins

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

 Thanks for stopping by!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX 

19/06/2021

PBSC June Challenge Midway Reminder Post

     Good Afternoon!
It feels so good to finally have something to share with you all today, it's been a while!
As you may know back in March I found out that I was having to leave the property we were renting. Well it turned out to be a blessing in disguise! Me and my partner have now been in our first home that we actually own ourselves for three weeks and it feels great knowing that I have somewhere I can officially call my own. Of course I'm still organising the house and I'm not overly happy with how the craft room is, so that will need tweaking. However, I have a space to craft and that's the important thing!

Back to the main focus of today's post and I've just managed to join in with the midway reminder post for this month's challenge over at PENNY BLACK SATURDAY CHALLENGE of 'Anything Goes or Fussy and Fancy!' It's definitely one of my simpler cards but I really wanted to make sure that I had something to share seeing as it's been so long. I also had a really strong urge to make a Christmas card for some reason (and so it begins! lol) The card is on a 3x3 base so is rather dinky! 


  INGREDIENTS -
Penny Black Reindeer Die & Sentiment Stamp
Clear Dew Drops & Martha Stewart White Glitter

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
SIMON SAYS STAMP - ANIMAL ANTICS
ABC CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE - L IS FOR LETTERS
CUTE CARD THURSDAY - ANYTHING GOES

 Thanks for stopping by & have a lovely weekend! I'm planning on getting back into the craft room next week so hopefully I'l be back with something else soon!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX  

09/05/2021

Creative Inspirations Challenge & LOTV Sneak Peek!

  Good Morning!

Back on Wednesday we started a new challenge over at CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS and just like last time this challenge will be spread over the next 2 months. I'm a little late with my card but I wanted to make sure that I had something to share with you all.
The new challenge is called 'The Season of Spring' and we all know that this means it's time to start mowing the lawn again! 
This card is also using one of the brand new designs released by LOTV in the coming weeks, just in time for Father's Day! There will be 5 new Vintage Boys available as both Simply Prints (which is what I've used today) and Digi Stamps. There are also some new sentiments being released too!

 INGREDIENTS -
LOTV 'Perfect Stripes' Simply Print & Sentiment
Maja Design Papers
Ribbons & Buttons
Doodlebug Sprinkles

I'd just like to quickly say thank you for the kind comments on my previous card and the good luck wishes for moving. It's starting to look more and more like it will be the end of this month so this will probably be the last card that I have to share with you all until June now. It's going to be a mammoth task packing up my craft room! Don't worry though, I'l share some pics of the new craft room as soon as it's all set up and ready to go!

 Thanks for stopping by & I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend!
HAPPY CRAFTING! XXX 

01/05/2021

PBSC May Challenge!

    Good Morning!
I should probably start today's post by explaining why I haven't had anything to share for a rather long time ...
I found out at the start of March that the house I'm currently rent was being taken back by the Landord, resulting in me having to find somewhere else to live. I've lived here for 8 years so as you can imagine panic set in! Instead of renting again myself and my partner have spent the last 6 weeks trying to obtain a Mortgage on a new build so that we could own our first home together. The stress that this has caused has been unbelievable and my crafty mojo soon disappeared. However, on Thursday morning we finally found out that we'd been approved although I don't want to say too much and jinx things, but it seems that there is now light at the end of the tunnel ... and hopefully my crafty mojo will make a full return soon too!

Back to the main focus of today's post and it's time for a new challenge over at PENNY BLACK SATURDAY CHALLENGE of 'Anything Goes or Clean and Simple!' 
I've gone with the Clean and Simple theme as I haven't had the time to sit down and make one of my usual style of cards, but it was nice to get back crafting for a little while at least.

  INGREDIENTS -
Penny Black Rubber Stamp & Sentiment Stamp
Papermania Sprinkles

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

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

21/03/2021

LOTV Three Jumping Bunnies!

      Good Morning!

Well LOTV are certainly spoiling you all at the moment as they have yet another new release coming out today! This time it is a collection of 7 Easter themed designs, I've used one that features three jumping bunnies. The bunnies in this deign actually come as separate digi's along with the eggs so you can actually play around with the finished design!

INGREDIENTS -
LOTV 'Three Jumping Bunnies' Digi Stamp & Sentiment
Maja Design Papers
Ribbon, Paper Doily & Assorted Flowers
Clear Dew Drops 

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
SIMON SAYS STAMP - USE 2 OR MORE PATTERNED PAPERS

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

17/03/2021

LOTV James Flower Basket

     Good Morning!

As you all know LOTV have recently released a brand new collection. I've actually had this image inked up on my craft desk for the past fortnight but I haven't had a chance to make it in a card until this morning. Better late than never! lol


INGREDIENTS -
LOTV 'James Flower Basket' Digi Stamp
Maja Design Papers
Seam Binding Ribbon
Paper Doily & Assorted Flowers
Clear Dew Drops 

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
SIMON SAYS STAMP - USE 2 OR MORE PATTERNED PAPERS

 Thanks for stopping by!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX 

14/03/2021

First Birthday Celebrations!

     Good Morning!
Today's card is one that I made for the first birthday of my friend's son tomorrow. The image I've used is originally by Lili of the Valley and was part of an 'Art Pad' they released years ago full of coloured images. This design can actually be found as Digital Stamp over on the website that you can ink up yourself, it's called 'Bang the Drum'.

INGREDIENTS -
LOTV Art Pad Image & LOTV Sentiment
Maja Design Papers
Glitter Organza & Satin Ribbons
Paper Doily, Buttons,  Adhesive Stars & Clear Dew Drops 

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

07/03/2021

LOTV New Release - James Bouquet!

    Good Morning!

This week LOTV have released a brand new collection and earlier in the week I shared with you a sneak peek. Today I'm back with another card using one of the images, this has to be one of my favourite's from the release as it includes one of LOTV's favourite characters. James Bear!

INGREDIENTS -
LOTV 'James Bouquet' Digi Stamp & LOTV Sentiment
Maja Design Papers
Lace & Seam Binding Ribbon
Paper Doily & Assorted Flowers
Doodlebug Sprinkles & Clear Dew Drops 

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

 Thanks for stopping by!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX 

03/03/2021

March & April's Creative Inspirations Challenge!

  Good Afternoon!

Today see's the start of another challenge over at CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS and just like last time this challenge will be spread over the next 2 months. This gives you plenty of time to play along!
The new challenge is called 'Lace & Pearls' and we'd like to see BOTH of these on the entries. For this challenge both myself and the rest of the DT have used images provided by the sponsor.
 INGREDIENTS -
All Dressed Up 'Magic Wand' Digi Stamp
LOTV Sentiment
Magnolia Papers
Ribbon, Paper Doily & Assorted Flowers
Twinklets Diamond Dust, Stickles 'Star Dust' and Liquid Pearls 

 Thanks for stopping by!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

01/03/2021

LOTV Sneak Peek!

   Good Evening!

This week LOTV have a brand new collection coming out on the 4th of March which are perfect for Mother's Day next week! I don't usually post on an evening but I made this card earlier on today and thought I might as well share a peek of a new design with you straight away. 
The design I've used is called 'Watering Can of Flowers' and is perfect for many occasions, not just Mother's Day.

INGREDIENTS -
LOTV 'Watering Can of Flowers' Digi Stamp
Maja Design Papers
Organza Ribbon
Doodlebug Sprinkles & Clear Dew Drops 

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

 Thanks for stopping by!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX 

27/02/2021

Second Blueprint Birthday Card

  Good Morning!
A few weeks ago I shared a card using a Blueprint style birthday stamp which are perfect for males. I'm back today with a second card using another design from the same set, this time the card is for my Dad's birthday on Tuesday. I dug out some old design papers from my stash and finished the card off with some matte doodlebug sprinkles.

INGREDIENTS -
Tim Holtz 'Birthday Blueprints' Stamp Set
Doodlebug Sprinkles

INKS USED -
Archival Ink - Jet Black

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

 Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a lovely weekend. I've just got one shift to go at work later today and then I've got a week off work ... I can't wait! lol
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX 

20/02/2021

PBSC Midway Reminder Post

   Good Morning!
I don't usually join in with the midway reminder post for the PBSC challenges, but recently I haven't done any crafting and when I saw this old stamp that I had the urge to ink it up. So I did! Every month we always have the Anything Goes option with our challenges and this is what I've played along with for my card. However the other theme that you can play along with over at PENNY BLACK SATURDAY CHALLENGE is 'Anything Goes or Paper Piecing!' 

INGREDIENTS -
Penny Black Rubber Stamp 'Hanging On'
Maja Design Papers
Paper Doily, Ribbon, Flowers & Clear Dew Drops

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
SIMON SAYS STAMP - FAVOURITE TECHNIQUE 
(Stamping & Colouring)

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

06/02/2021

February PBSC Challenge!

   Good Morning!
It's the first Saturday of the month and we've got a new one starting over at PENNY BLACK SATURDAY CHALLENGE of 'Anything Goes or Paper Piecing!' 
Yet again I've used another older wooden stamp and I've kept the card Clean & Simple, with the added splash of colour from some floral design paper.

  INGREDIENTS -
Penny Black Rubber Stamp
LOTV Sentiment Stamp
Doodlebug Sprinkles

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

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

23/01/2021

Blueprint Birthday Card

  Good Morning!
Today I am sharing with you a card that I made earlier in the week for my partner's birthday. He turned 30 on Thursday and I was struggling to think of what I could use for the main focus on the card, then I remembered I have the Birthday Blueprints set by Tim Holtz and I thought they would work perfectly!
The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley and I thought the style of the text worked well with the stamped image.

INGREDIENTS -
Tim Holtz 'Birthday Blueprints' Stamp Set
LOTV Sentiment
Maja Design Papers
 Ribbon (recycled from a Christmas Present)
Doodlebug Sprinkles

INKS USED -
Archival Ink - Jet Black

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
SIMON SAYS STAMP & SHOW - WE'RE ON A ROLL (Doodlebug Sprinkles)

 Thanks for stopping by!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX 

18/01/2021

LOTV New Baby Release!

  Good Afternoon!
This month LOTV released a brand new collection dedicated to Babies! I'm a little bit late to the party getting a card made using one of these images but I finally had the chance this morning. There simply isn't enough hours in the day to craft due to work but I am determined to find more time lol Today's card is using the design 'Baby Stork' and is such a sweetie.

INGREDIENTS -
LOTV 'Baby Stork' Digi Stamp & LOTV Sentiment
Maja Design Papers
Organza Ribbon
Papermania Shimmer Dome Stickers & Doodlebug Sprinkles

INKS USED -
Copic Markers - C1, C2, C3, W1, W2, E00, E21, E31, E33, R11, R20
R05, YR68, B93 & Y28

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
SIMON SAYS STAMP - LAYER IT UP
CUTE CARD THURSDAY - WHAT'S NEW? (New Baby)

 Thanks for stopping by!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX 

06/01/2021

Creative Inspirations - January & February Challenge!

 Good Morning!

We've had a little shake up over at CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS this month as for the next few month's the challenges have been extended a little bit. This means that this month's challenge is also extended throughout the month of February too! 
The new challenge is called 'Animal Antics!'

I'm still having issues taking photographs of my cards. I must've taken over 20 different shots of this card with 2 different cameras but the finished edits still have a warm glow to them which is driving me mad. I've ordered a new Daylight lamp so we'l see if that helps but if not .. then I give up! haha I'm just getting fed up of working so hard on my cards only to hate the way they look when I go to blog them! Grrrr.
 INGREDIENTS -
House Mouse Rubber Stamp
Maja Design Papers
Clear Dew Drops
Ribbon, Paper Doily & Assorted Flowers
INKS USED -
Copic Markers - C1,W1, W2, W3, W5, E00, E21, E31, E33, E37, R20,
G82, G85, B000, B00 & B02

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
HOUSE MOUSE & FRIENDS - ANYTHING GOES

 Thanks for stopping by!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

02/01/2021

January's PBSC Challenge!

  Good Morning!

Well we've made it, it's the start of a new year! Here's hoping this one is a lot brighter for everyone than the last ... onto todays challenge and we've got a new one starting over at PENNY BLACK SATURDAY CHALLENGE of
'Anything Goes or Something New!' 
The sentiment stamp is one that I've had for years and frequently get's used, the papers are from a set that I treated myself to a month or so ago. They're slightly pinker than the photo, for some reason the photo has a slight tint to it!

  INGREDIENTS -
Penny Black Rubber Stamp
Maja Design Papers
Cheesecloth & Ribbon
Clear Dew Drops

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