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Sunday, 29 April 2012

Best Wishes

Evening everybody,
I finished a card earlier this afternoon that I made inspired by
TOMIC - Photo inspiration and Best Wishes or Get Well card.
I use these challenges to try new things and creep out of my comfort zone, I don't often make circular cards and I love this colour combo :)
I must apologise for the poor picture quality, the light was not the best.

The fab photo inspiration:

Mora clocks

I would also love to enter:
Totally Tilda - Stitching
Just Magnolia - Buttons and bows

Go Kreate scalloped circle card die
Magnolia stamp - Tilda catching stars
Tim Holtz weathered clock and elegant flourishes dies
Magnolia DooHickey dies - cloud, scalloped stitched lace border, peony petal
WOC flowers
LOTV sentiment - Wishing You a World full of Joy
SU seam binding and linen thread
Bo Bunny papers

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look, got to go as I've still got to get school stuff ready for the morning..

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Allsorts DT Wk 152 Shaker Card

Morning all!
It's my turn to host over at 
 this week and so I chose a theme of
Shaker cards.
I was a bit late starting this card so I was able to take inspiration from Lili's Little fairies sketch this week, I'm enjoying being able to join in with this challenge blog at the moment and I was thrilled when I found out I was lucky enough to win their prize last week! 

For my shaker element, I used hole punched paper, to look like white and milk chocolate buttons.
I know, there seems to be a common pattern emerging with my creations at the minute - all things chocolate! Maybe I'm compensating for the lack of it in my diet lol!

Go Kreate shaped card die
Nitwit papers - Crab apple solids/too
LOTV image - The Chocolate Factory
SU sentiment
WOC flowers
Magnolia DooHickey Scalloped stitch die
Nesties Labels twenty two

As always all the details of the challenge are on the Allsorts blog with the rest of the fab DT inspiration who never disappoint and I'm still honoured to be working with such a wonderful group of ladies!
Thanks for popping by today, your comments are so lovely, I hope to find time to catch up with more of your blogs this week :0)

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Blog Candy Winner

Hello to all my lovely followers,
Just a quick post from me today to let you know who won my Thank you candy. I used old Random. Org thingy to keep things fair, I couldn't have chosen as you are all so lovely and if I had enough money I would give you all some stash LOL!
Anywho, without further ado, the winner this time is:

Min: 1
Max: 34

Generate: 15

Congrats Lynne, if you can mail me your postal address to:, then I can get your winnings to you. If the prize isn't claimed by next Thursday 3rd May, then I will redraw it.

Thanks to everyone who entered, a huge welcome to my new followers, hopefully you will all continue to enjoy my creations and keep popping back every now and again so I don't feel like I'm alone in blogland, I will be back sooner than you think with more candy!


Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Thank You Candy

This is a sticky post and will remain at the top of my blog until 24th April please scroll down for newer posts.

Hi everyone, just a quick post to say I have some 
Thank you Candy
 for all my followers as I reached 100 followers a little while ago but was too busy to put any candy on back then. 

spring papers (12x12 - double sided)
paper flowers
self adhesive lace
glue stick and glue dots
1 x LOTV stamp
1 x Mini Magnolia stamp

As promised I have a few more things to add to the candy which I thought was an appropriate time to put on as I am doing so well (upto 150 followers) and still have a little way to go before it finishes.......

SU 'on board' press out shapes
Pack of three embossing powders
Pack of five bubble fronts (ideal for shaker cards/extra dimension)

If you are interested in winning:

 Be, or become a follower, I want my candy to go to a loyal follower. (No candy followers please)

Pop a photo of my candy in your side bar, linking back to my blog.

 Please leave your name with Mr Linky below.

Good luck everyone, I will draw the winner by random org. shortly after 24th April

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Anyone for cake?

Morning blogging friends,
I had time to make something extra this week, so I'm here to show you it this morning before I start my mountain of jobs: tidying the garden, preparing Jasmine's room for redecorating, washing, and helping the boys with their homework!
I made a piece of cake to compliment the tag I created and am really pleased with how it all came together.

The extra layers of paper lace are still using the Magnolia DooHickey tag. I also used the Heart Swirl Branch DooHickey, a small 'Made with Love' charm and a pale pink feather. The Magnolia Mini is Congratulation Tilda.

I gave my tag an 'inside' too, with a few dusky pink gems, stamped swirl and more lace from bottom of tag detail:

The 'chocolate cake' is brown ultra fine flower soft. Flowers are WOC. The lace around the top is recycled from old clothes, the ribbons are Tim Holtz.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

TOMIC - DooHickeys and Mini Magnolia
Just Magnolia - Pastels

Hope you like my creations, thanks for popping by today, scroll down to see yesterday's new Allsorts card.
See you next Saturday with next week's Allsorts DT project, in the mean time have a great week!

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Allsorts DT Wk 151 Sketch

Hi everyone,
Peace has broken out in my household now that school's back in and we are all happier in our term time routine, especially as the weather was so bad in the easter hols that we couldn't get out much anyway. Coupled with that our car kept breaking down so that made going anywhere slightly risky, however last weekend we got another car so happy days are here again all round - hooray!

 Today sees the start of a new
challenge! Our lovely Emma has given us a 
 to work with this week and I must admit I got slightly carried away so I hope you can still see the original sketch in my card :)
I turned the corner over twice and made a tag pocket. I used one piece of double sided SU paper so that it coordinated better at the turned back corner. I must confess that the LOTV image - New Hat didn't colour very well on the water colour paper I used (not my usual) and the red and black dress bled in a few places but I didn't have enough time to do it again and I was pleased with it on the whole so I left it (just don't look too closely lol!)

The only thing that's different from the picture of my card on the Allsorts blog is that I've added a few diamond gems so that I can enter: 
Lili's little Fairies challenge - Diamonds and Pearls

Other supplies used:
Magnolia DooHickey tag and antique lace
Marianne Creatable rolled flowers die
SU photo corner punch
Nesties Lacey square and foliage

This is the sketch to follow over at Allsorts, pop over to the main challenge blog for all the details and the rest of the wonderful DT inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by today, your comments are so appreciated. I hope you find time to join us at Allsorts this week, I will be back tomorrow to show you something extra I had time to make the other day.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Allsorts DT Wk 150 Buttons and Threads

Morning all and welcome to another 
This week our lovely Fleur is hosting and has chosen the fab theme of 
Buttons and Threads.

I decided to make a circular button box, I hope you like it!
As you can see, it has an easel image on the lid, as I can't make anything without an image stuck or hanging from it somewhere!

I did add glossy accents to Tilda's wings and pink stickles to the butterfly, and this photo attempts to show this (poorly!) But it does give a better view of the button centred flower acting as my easel support.

Magnolia Butterfly Dreams - Beautiful Tilda
Nesties Lacey circles
Magnolia Turquoise Heart paper and Doo Hickey Peony petal die
SU Seam binding

Thanks for taking a look, pop over to Allsorts blog for all the details of this week's challenge including prize and more wonderful DT inspiration!

Friday, 13 April 2012

TOMIC challenge #45 Criss cross card

A Happy Friday 13th to everyone!
I've got an extra card to show today, as I had time to spare from my DT projects to enter
again this week, I love their challenges so much! This week it's - make a
 Criss cross card using a new image from the latest Prince and Princesses collection! 

As I only have Baby Edwin so far from this collection I made a baby's first birthday card:

I left the right hand edge unglued so the centre can display a message or have a photo/keepsakes tucked in there.....

As usual the photo's don't do the card justice, you'll have to take my word for it that the tiny charm hung from the tag says 'made with love' (thanks Fleur for giving me these adorable charms!)
You might just be able to see that the ribbon is tied to a ring on the tag:

I would also like to enter:
Just Magnolia - Lovely Lace and DT call - (I just hope the Doo Hickey lace qualifies as I couldn't bring myself to add proper lace to a boy's card and I SO want to be considered for the DT position!)
Magnolialicious Highlights - Baby project or Baby Gift set

Magnolia Baby Edwin coloured with DI's
Magnolia Doo Hickey Peony petal, tag, Tildas lace border and antique lace
SU paper, linen thread, seam binding and gems
Nesties labels twenty two
WOC flowers
TH swirl die
MME Kraft
Go Kreate shaped card die

Thanks for taking a look, your comments mean so much, and I will be back tomorrow with my Allsorts creation for this coming week.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Somebunny loves you!

Happy Easter one and all,
Just a quick post before we go Easter egg hunting to show you a card I had time to make, extra to my DT samples! It's to enter into
 this week, who have a fab challenge combining a sketch, photo inspiration and you must include a bunny somewhere......

The sketch:
Liza Sketch 6

The photo inspiration:

inspi tomic 44
I picked out the blue/green of the flower garland and the brown bunnies (used Kraft)

I would also like to enter:
Just Magnolia - Anything Goes

Go Kreate card shaped die
Magnolia Tilda with hanging rabbit and tulip walkway stamps
Magnolia blue foliage paper, green paper is BG
Magnolia doo hickeys - Peony petal, lovely fence, Tildas lace border
WOC doily and flowers
small bunny and verse - Forever Friends clear stamps

Thanks for visiting me today and leaving me such lovely, inspiring comments!
Have a wonderful bank holiday and I will be back on Saturday with my next Allsorts creation

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Colour Bingo - Allsorts DT Wk 149

Happy Easter Weekend everyone!!
Please scroll down for yesterday's new creation for Fussy and Fancy :)

Today sees the start of another fab
 challenge, this week it's hosted by our lovely Brenda, who has put together a great
chart for you to work from!
I thought this would be easy, until I saw the different choices I was faced with, and then couldn't make up my mind lol -  typical Libran!

Eventually I chose Pink, Green and Ribbon/Lace and made this card:

Go Kreate shaped die
Nesties Labels twenty two and foliage dies
Magnolia papers
Magnolia Tilda and background stamps (plus extra dresses and boots off other Tilda stamps) 
Magnolia Doo Hickey Peony petal, antique lace and cloud die
SU sentiment (outside)
LOTV Sentiment (inside)
WOC Doily

The Bingo card for this week's challenge:

Check out Allsorts blog for all the details of the challenge/prize up for grabs and all the other yummy DT inspiration!

Welcome to my new followers, hope you like what you see enough to stick around, thanks to everyone who leaves me lovely comments, and big thanks to those of you who have entered my candy so far, two weeks left to run on it so plenty of time to enter if you haven't yet! :D

Enjoy your weekend whatever you're doing, we are going car hunting today in Nottingham, and visiting Sacrewell Farm park tomorrow for the obligatory Easter egg hunt!


Friday, 6 April 2012

Fussy and Fancy Challenge 60 - Sketch

Happy Friday everyone,
Hope you are all enjoying the easter hols despite the weather, we had a touch of cabin fever by Wednesday as the rain kept coming.....Typical, the last week of term the sun was cracking the flags, but as soon as we get time to spend together, it pours it down! 
Not to be deterred by the horrible weather we have been making the most of the lack of routine, catching up with friends and doing easter make and do activities. It's just great not to have to get up and be somewhere by a certain time!
Anywho, I digress, on to the reason for this post.....
have a new challenge this fortnight
a fab
to be precise!

I'm afraid I had to be different and flipped the sketch upside down so I could make the lace edged piece into a tag pocket, so here is my take on the sketch:

A photo showing the tag:

I made this card for my lovely friend Fleur, her birthday was on Wednesday and so it's the first time I've managed to give her a card before I post it on my blog!
I was really pleased as I finally got around to using my sewing machine and sewed a few panels on this card.  I've tried since to do the same on other cards and my machine has decided not to work properly :( so it's back to the drawing board for a while until I've calmed down enough to go back to it so I don't throw it through the nearest window!

The Fussy and Fancy sketch is:

Take a look over on the main Fussy and Fancy challenge blog for all the details and hope you can join us!

Magnolia Tilda with butterfly dress coloured with DI's
Magnolia Doo Hickey Tildas lace border and tag
Go Kreate shaped card die Frilly Square #10
Nestie Fleur de lis 
Marianne Creatable rolled flower die
MME Kraft
Magnolia papers

Sir Stampalot - Happy Birthday
Totally Tilda - Tilda holding a flower/bunch of flowers
Bunny Zoes - Shabby Chic/Vintage

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