Thursday, 30 January 2014

Card swap with Claudia

I`d like to share a card that I made for Claudia, just before Christmas she asked me to do a card swap with her for the New Year, her card arrived to me from America in only 6 days but it has taken almost 4 weeks for my card to arrive in America to her! Just shows you the difference between our post and theirs huh? I was beginning to think it got lost but she e-mailed me yesterday to say it had finally arrived and I`m so pleased she liked it.

I used a Wee stamp from Hobby House, this one is Wee Ruby which is one of my favourites. I`ve coloured with Distress inks and markers and added a bit of glamour dust here and there for sparkle.
The punch is Martha Stewart POP Cherished available from Sir Stampalot I`ve also used Grand Nesties Statley Circles, La La Land heart banner, Magnolia paper, Hobby House pearl string, WOC and Hobby House flowers, Spellbinders foliage die which I got from my good friend Louise for Christmas, LOTV sentiments and SU circle punches. Phew! in other words I threw a lot at this card!
I`m glad it arrived safely to it`s destination, it was great fun to swap cards with Claudia and I hope we do it again some time in the near future, I might send the next one special D though to make sure it gets there quicker!

I`m off shopping today for some accessories for my newly decorated bathroom, we`re having new carpets fitted throughout the house next week and a new floor in the bathroom so I had to get it decorated in time. Then I have a friend staying with me for the weekend so I`ll be a busy bunny for the next little while. Crafting will have to wait a bit, hope I don`t get withdrawal symptoms LOL!

Thanks for looking in, bye for now xxx

Thursday, 23 January 2014


Here`s another of my pre-made cards for the year ahead, this one can be for a lot of occasions I think it`s good to have a couple of other non birthday cards in hand for those unexpected times. I`ve used one of the LOTV animals stamps - "Big Hug" available here. I absolutely love these cute stamps, I went mad and ordered several and looking at the latest release will probably be ordering some more, I just can`t get enough of these sweeties.

I`ve coloured with Distress inks and Markers and added a bit of glamour dust on the bunnies tail and the flowers. The papers are also LOTV - Country Lady, Other procucts used are, flower die - English Rose by Marianne Creatables, Fern punch by Martha Stewart, Lace and Seam binding from Ribbon Girl, Molly Blooms sentiment and SU Butterfly cut `n` emboss die by Sizzix.

I just took delivery today of some new Tiddly Inks stamps which I also couldn`t resist, the trouble is when I go online just for a look they jump into my shopping cart! I`m a lost cause!

I`d like to enter this card into the following challenges,

LOTV monthly challenge which is "Anything Goes" and
Paper take weekly which is "Bow Dies"

Thanks for stopping by, Ta Ta for now xxx

Wednesday, 15 January 2014


Another card made for the year ahead, I`ve now got almost all my Birthday cards made for this year! I didn`t make a New Year`s resolution but I am trying to be more organized this year and so far it`s working!
This is a Stamping Bella Uptown Girl stamp - Isabelle loves her ice cream available here from Dies to Die for. I`ve coloured with Distress inks and markers and added Stickles - Diamond for a bit of bling.

The papers are NitWit Collections - Always and Forever 8" x 8" from LOTV I`ve also paper pieced her dress for a change ..... okay I lied, I did colour her dress but dropped a large blob of ink on it so had to cover it up rather than paint the whole thing again but I think it works okay. I was annoyed too because I had put a lot of effort into colouring the folds in her dress and I was happy with the result!

The flowers are WOC and the dies are Joy Craft - Butterfly border (I just snipped the little ones off the end ) and Cheery Lynn - Fanciful Flourish, also Spellbinder Grand Nesties Stately Circles.

I`d like to enter this into the Papertake Weekly Challenge which is New Year Stash, I didn`t get this stamp for Christmas but she is a recent purchase and it`s the first time I`ve inked her.
Also In the Pink Challenge which is "Anything Goes"

Thanks for looking in xx

Monday, 6 January 2014

Tilda`s Bicycle

Happy New Year everyone out there in Blogland. I`m back with another Birthday card I`ve made trying to get ahead for the year. This is an older Tilda but it`s one I`ve only recently purchased and I think she`s a real sweetie. I`ve coloured her with Distress Inks and Markers and used Magnolia backing papers.
The Butterfly border is a Joy Crafts die and I`ve also used Magnolia Doo Hickey - Cloud and Flag. The Scallop border is SU and flowers and stamens are WOC. The fern is Ash Branch punch from Sir Stampalot.

I`ve recently been asked by the lovely and talented Claudia Rosa to swap cards which is enormously flattering and she sent me a beautiful Tilda card just the other day, you can check it out on her blog here it has pride of place in my craft room and I will treasure it. I love to receive hand made cards and I`m so lucky to have so many talented crafty friends who sent me some gorgeous creations for Christmas.

Now the Christmas decorations are down the house looks so bare and I`ve spent the last two days doing housework. I love the Christmas decorations but they are dust collectors LOL! it`s nice to get back to normal again and now my jobs are done I can have some crafty time.

Thanks for looking in, bye for now xxx