Sunday, 30 March 2014

I have joined Stampin Up!

Happy Mother's Day to all you lovely mums out there!
I hope that you have been spoilt rotten.

Well my exciting news is out ................. I have joined Stampin Up!

I have been thinking it over for a while and finely decided to take the plunge. So I had a lovely chat with Michelle Last who was so helpful and answered all of my questions. Next I ordered my starter kit which arrived very quickly:

This was added to all of my other Stampin Up stash.

I haven't got any demo's planned just yet but watch this space. At the moment I'm just enjoying my goodies and building confidence.

Here is a card that I made today:
Items used:
Stampin Up:  Beautiful Wings embosslits, Designer Frames embossing folder, En Francais stamp, Field Flowers sentiment, Serene Silhouettes flower, Crumb Cake card, ink and ribbon, Elegant Eggplant card and ink, Mocha Morning paper - whew that's a long list!!

Hopefully I will get all of the links set up soon to my Stampin Up site.
So that's it from me today thanks for stopping by my blog and sharing in my new venture! TTFN

Sketch Saturday  mine is sketch number 267

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Happy Birthday Claire

Good morning all.

I hope that your weekend has got off to a good start. The sun is starting to make an appearance so hopefully it might stay for a while!

Here is a card that I made for a friends birthday:

I saw this card on Pinterest and thought it was a great way to use all of those snippets of card so I gave it a go. I asked hubby what do you think these are and he replied 'puddings', eldest son said 'cakes' and youngest said 'chocolates' bingo!

Am I right in thinking that it is O.K to copy another persons card idea if you say where it came from? and if you don't copy it exactly. I would love for someone to set me straight as I don't want to offend anyone!

For this card I used:
Stampin Up: Perfect Plum ink, card and patterned papers, Elegant Lines and Fancy Fan embossing folders, Word Window punches and Teeny Tiny sentiments.
Ribbon, punches, Stickles, Liquid Pearls and other embossing folders from stash.

As I used snippets ( and have lots left over to make another card ) I will take this card over to Pixie's snippet's playground just before the gates close!

Hopefully I will be back tomorrow with some very exciting news.
 Thanks for stopping by my blog today and hope you have a fab weekend - TTFN.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

The Ribbon Girl Giveaway

Just to let you know that over at  The Ribbon Girl blog they are giving away these yummy goodies to one lucky person:

All you have to do is leave a comment and add a link from your blog - simples!!

Wedding card

Good evening all.

It has been a lovely day here in Devon up until about 4pm when it started to rain :(

Today's share is a card that I made for a work colleague who got married last week:

Items used:
Stampin Up: 'Elegant Eggplant' cardstock and ink. Four Frames stamp and co-ordinating punch. Label Love stamp and co-ordinating punch.
Cuttlebug  Kassie's Brocade embossing folder
Ribbon from stash

I chose purple to match the wedding invitations.

Very CAS today - is it 'enough' do you think?

Thank you for stopping by my blog today and hope that you enjoy the rest of your evening - TTFN.
Creative Corner Challenges 'a-little-texture'  ( 2 days left )

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Stitched butterflies

Good afternoon all.

 I hope that you are having a lovely day. The weather is very mixed here today with sun, cloud and a few hail stones earlier!

Here is my card for today:

Items used:
Clearly Besotted 'Butterfly Wishes' stamp set for sentiment and butterfly die
LOTV 'Always and Forever' papers
Fish tag die
Sewing machine ( I stitched the butterflies together - not easy!! there were supposed to be three but one got mangled! )
Sequined net and pink edging from stash

Thanks for stopping by today and hope you have a great weekend.

Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge  'A stitch in time'  ( 3 days left )
Clearly Besotted challenge  'In flight'  ( 2 days left )

Monday, 17 March 2014

Welcome baby Eva

Good morning lovely blog people!

I can't believe that it is nearly a week since my last post tut-tut! Must try harder.

I made today's card last week for my eldest nephew who's partner has had a baby girl. I am going to see her later and can't wait (sooo excited ).

Items used:
Penny Black 'baby hammock' stamp
Flex markers
Forever Friends 'New Arrival' papers
Computer sentiment
Wink of Stella pen
XCut circle and scalloped circle dies
Dummy charm from the Ribbon Girl
Ribbon, twine and buttons from stash

So that's it for me today, thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day - TTFN.

Penny Black at allsorts  'So sweet' ( 16 days left )
Pixie's crafty workshop 'use snippets' ( 5 days left )
Allsorts challenge  'Pretty in Pink'   ( 4 days left )
Simon Says stamp blog  'Mothers day/ Special girl  ( 2 days left )
Papertake Weekly  'Bingo' mine is  - Die cuts, free, glitter  (  21 hours left )
Through The Purple Haze challenges  'Anything goes,  ( 4 days left )

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Dilly Beans Snowmen

Hi there.

Oh the weather is 'Ansome' again today and I like it!!

Here's a card I made this morning:

A bit of a strange card for this time of year but at least it's one less to make at Christmas!!
I didn't add a sentiment as then it could be used for Christmas or Birthday.

Items used:
Dilly Beans Designs 'Snowmen' (which I was lucky enough to win at Sketch Saturday - Yay!!)
Liquid Pearls
LOTV 'Winter Wishes' papers
Metal charm, ribbon and twine from stash

I'm off to let the chickens have a scratch in the garden and enjoy the sunshine - here they are yesterday:

Ones having a 'dust bath' in the flower pot and the other has her leg out catching the rays!!
Five minutes later they were both asleep!

Hope you have a fab day and thanks for stopping by my blog - TTFN.

Dilly Beans challenge  'Add some metal'  ( 2 days left )
Sketch Saturday  'follow the sketch'  ( 3 days left )
Pixies snippets playground  'use snippets'  ( 4 days left )
Through the Purple Haze challenges  'use a digital element'  ( 4 days left )

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Bleeding Hearts

Good afternoon lovely bloggers!

Another glorious day - I could get used to this!!

Today's card is a CAS card:

Items used:
Rubber Stampede 'Bleeding Heart' stamp
Flex Markers
White gel pen
Wink of Stella
MS border punch
Corner rounder punch

Do you thinks that it looks 'enough'?  I am so tempted to add things!

Hope you enjoy the rest of your day and thanks for stopping by my blog - TTFN.

Less is More  'one layer card' - Spring flowers  ( 5 days left )
Passion for Promarkers challenge  'Flowers'  ( 1 day left )

Saturday, 8 March 2014


Hello all.

It is a glorious sunny day here in Devon and long may it last!

I have combined two challenges for today's card:

Items used:
WOW! Amber Rose Embossing Glitter
Paper Smooches 'Chubby Chums'
V & A linen papers
Leaf punch
SU word punch and embossing folder

Paper Smooches 'anything-goes' challenge  ( 15 hours left )
Wow! Embossing powder challenge  'Wood'  ( 23 days left )  I haven't actually 'heat' embossed on wood I hope that it is O.K!

So that's my card for today, thanks for stopping by and I hope that the sun is shinning for you!

Friday, 7 March 2014

Sweet Dreams

Happy Friday everyone!   Your weekend starts right here......................!

Hope that you are well and had a good day. My apologies for my lack of posts as there has been 'stuff' going on and getting in the way!

Today's card is quite simple:

Items used:
Penny Black 'Sweet Dreams'
Flexmarkers  ( just bought some more colours - lovely to colour with )
I think that the paper is Pink Petticoat!
Lace,pearls and buttons from stash
Just a short post today as I must get the tea on. Thanks for stopping by and TTFN.
Sketch Saturday  'follow the sketch'  ( 40 mins left - eek! )
Penny Black Saturday challenge  'Lace and Pearls'  ( 28 days left )
Penny Black at Allsorts    'So Sweet'  ( 25 days left )
Pixies-crafty-workshop  'Use snippets'  ( 17 hours left )

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Happy Watercolour

Hello everyone.

I hope you are having a lovely weekend. It's a miserable day here weather wise and there are lots of puddles in the chicken run :(

Today's card is very clean and simple which is something that I struggle with but love to challenge myself with. Hopefully one day I will crack it!

Items used:
Stampin Up Field of Flowers, Happy Watercolour and ink
Die-namics die
ribbon from stash

Must dash as tea needs to be served!

Thanks for stopping by and TTFN.

Less Is More  'Yellow and Green'   ( 5 days left )
Allsorts challenge blog  'Spring is coming'  ( 4 days left )

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Mocha Morning

Good morning lovely blog people. I hope the sun is shinning where ever you are!

As my last post said it is my nan's birthday and I have been racking my brains for a present. I mean what can you buy a 94 year old?!! In the past I have bought chocolates, fudge, soaps, flowers, fruit baskets etc..... but this year I had a good idea. I have made some birthday cards for her to write to her friends which will hopefully save her a few pennies:

Items used:
Stampin Up 'Mocha Morning' papers
Stampin Up stamps and punches
Some Pink Petticoat sentiments
Flowers and stitched ribbon from the Ribbon Girl
Rest of ribbon, gems, punches and buttons from stash

Hopefully she will like them and her friends will too!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and TTFN.

Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge  'Butterflies, Buttons and Bows' ( the last card )
 Pixies Crafty Workshop  'Use Snippet's'
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