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Saturday, 26 May 2012

Allsorts Birthday Blog Hop week #156

Hi everybody,
As you all know by now, it's
Allsorts' third birthday, (Yippee!!)
 and we thought we would Celebrate in style with an exciting Special Birthday blog hop! I hope you are having fun and enjoying all the DT's Creations, if you have just come from Brenda's blog you are on the right track, if not then head back to Allsorts Challenge blog to start from the beginning as you don't want to miss a thing. :D
Just a Couple of things to remember:

  • Leave each of the DT a Comment on our Allsorts post for the chance to win the prize up for grabs on our individual blogs
  • Collect a 'hidden letter' from each DT blog and rearrange into a 'secret word'.
  • Enter your Creation following the 'Happy Birthday to Someone Special' theme
If you manage to do all the above you have loads of opportunities to win some fab stash! Without further ado, let me show you what I made, a diamond fold Card:

I threaded ribbon through the two sides so that they pull and tie together, the Central diamond doesn't lie Completely flat but makes it all more Compact. I put glossy accents on the mirror, but the photo just wouldn't  show it :(

I used the LOTV birthday recipe stamp on the Magnolia DooHickey tag with lace and hanger Charm to finish it off.

This photo is to show some of the Card's shape and folds:

SU, Magnolia and Little Yellow Bicycle papers
Nesties Labels twenty two and foliage dies
LOTV image 'Positively Pampered' and sentiment
Marianne Creatable rolled flower die
Hobby house dusky pink gems

The prize that I have supplied for one lucky Commenter from my blog is:

Magnolia Princess Party Tilda
2x Magnolia mini DP's

Challenge I would like to enter:
Lili's little fairies - Anything but a square

Thanks for visiting me today, your next stop is Helene who has no doubt got something gorgeous to inspire you with.....
 Have fun with the rest of the blog hop, thanks for helping us to Celebrate and good luck!
Have you guessed what my letter Could be? :D

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Pretty in yellow and blue

Morning friends,
I got busy with another extra card which I can show you this week, following the fab TOMIC challenge of Sketch, photo inspiration and colour yellow, I made this birthday card:

tina - sketch 10
The sketch is there, I promise, it's just I got carried away with the flowers and hid parts of the layers.
Magnolia Ink cover inspiration
 I took inspiration from the yellow and blue colours, the spring images and Butterfly Dreams collection in particular, and the lace edges.

Go Kreate shaped card die
Magnolia Tilda in Butterfly dress coloured in distress inks
Nitwit papers - In the Meadow Solids and Too
Magnolia yellow butterfly paper
Magnolia Scalloped stitched lace, peony petal,  and tag DooHickeys
TH on the edge Butterflight die
WOC flowers
Marianne Creatable rolled flowers
Kaiserkraft Chapter one clear stamps

TOMIC - Sketch, photo inspiration and use yellow
Tildas Town - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoes - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by and for any comments you may leave :)
Please scroll down for yesterday's Allsorts card
I will try to catch up on as many of your blogs as I can this week, in the mean time have a great week and I will be back on Saturday with next weeks Allsorts creation and something extra special as it's our blog hop too, yay! I really can't wait as it's the first blog hop I've been a part of!

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Allsorts DT week #155

Happy weekend!
Today is the start of a new challenge over at 
and our lovely teamie, Debs, would like to see you use 
Buttons and Bows
 on your cards and projects. 
I love this kind of challenge as it can be anything you want it to be and it's a chance to be really creative.
I was lucky enough to win a couple of LOTV images the other week from Lili's little Fairies challenge blog and so I used one of them on this card. The ballet themed image gave me the inspiration to wrap the ribbon round the card like a ballet shoe tie. I was pleased with how well the overstamped LOTV sentiment came out as I haven't had much success with this sort of thing in the past.

LOTV sentiment and Wish Upon a Star stamp
Go Kreate shaped card die
Magnolia papers - Magnolia of Paris, Paris Red Peony, Fairy Tale Pink Rose
BG paper - Out of Print
Magnolia DooHickeys Tildas lace border, Peony petal
Marianne Creatable rolled flowers

Don't forget to visit the Allsorts blog for all the challenge details and see what the other DT have made to inspire you.
Thanks for popping by today and taking a look at my card, hope you all have a wonderful weekend

Monday, 14 May 2012

Sporty Tilda for TOMIC Bingo

Morning blogland,
Hope you all had a good weekend and managed to enjoy the sunshine, we got out in the fresh air with bike rides and gardening, and it wasn't as bad as I anticipated with my daughter covered in chickenpox! Bless her she's really been suffering with them and had to have antibiotics for a secondary infection. I'm so pleased she's finally over the worst of it as she doesn't make the best patient!

I did manage to finish a card to enter for TOMIC this week, the theme is a favourite of mine: Bingo!

I decided to go with the diagonal line: DooHickey dies, Magnolia patterned papers and Shaped card (Not a square or rectangle).

Go Kreate Shaped card die and Grand nesties scalloped circle
Magnolia papers - Prince/Princesses Blue Heart Flowers, Sweet Crazy Love Magnolia of Paris, Bon Voyage Newspaper
Magnolia DooHickeys - Cloud, Tildas lace border and peony flower
Magnolia stamps - Winner takes All sentiment, Gymnastic Tilda with ribbon and Tennis Tilda
Marianne creatables rolled flowers and WOC flowers
SU linen thread and spiral punch
Nesties lacey circles and foliage

Have a wonderful week, hope to visit many of your blogs soon

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Allsorts DT challenge #154

Morning everyone,
Here we are again, another Saturday and that means another 
Allsorts challenge,
 hosted this week by my teamie Helene who wants to see you all make
 a card for a Man or Boy.

I made this card I while back for my uncle who was ill in hospital, he was in a coma for a few weeks but thankfully he's home now. I don't consider this card to be my usual style, whatever that is lol!, and I'm never very happy with male cards that I make but here it is:

I used BG paper to stamp the Whimsy postcard matted it with Kraft and distressed the edges. The sentiment is SU, stamped on more BG paper I think! The aperture was cut using Nesties lacey circles over several different layers and in different ways to create a frame. A couple of black gems and SU stitching and linen thread to finish. An easy card to make but I don't like the absence of flowers :(

The inside of the card, using SU paper and stitch stamp, and the stamps image is from Kaiserkraft.

Head over to Allsorts for all the details of the challenge and my fab teamies inspiration, I may be back tomorrow or Monday with a card I'm working on at the moment, it all depends how well I get on, in the meantime enjoy your weekend and I hope it's sunny where you are like it is here, yippee!

Monday, 7 May 2012

Tildas horse in the meadow

Hi all,
I'm back for the third day running with the card to enter
TOMIC's challenge of Sketch and animal this week.
Hope you like it as much as I do, I love horses and used to go horseriding every week when I was a kid, you could say it was my childhood obsession as it was all I ever wanted to do. 

Go Kreate shaped card die
Magnolia Tildas horse (borrowed from Fleur, thanx)
papers are a real mix - MME, BG, SU and Scribble Scrabble
Magnolia Antique lace, lovely fence and heart swirl branch DooHickies
SU Stitch stamp and scallop oval punch
Whimsy sentiment mini stamp

Thanks for visiting me, your comments are amazing!
Have a good Bank Holiday and enjoy the rest of the week

Sunday, 6 May 2012

GDT Penny Black and More @ Allsorts

Morning blogland,
I've got loads to do again today, most of it boring stuff like catching up on the mountain of ironing facing me and the equally large and growing pile of washing looming, as well as helping the kids with homework. However I am determined to make time to take the kids to the fair that's in town at the moment and finish off a card I started to enter TOMIC's challenge - will hopefully be back with that tomorrow!
Anyway, just got time to blog this card I made as Guest Designer for 
 this month and with a fab challenge of 
London Celebrates.....The Olympics/Diamond Jubilee
 I just had to use a stamp from the new set called Love London! I'm really pleased with the finished card:

Penny Black 'T' for Transparent Love London stamp coloured with TH DI's
Go Kreate shaped card die
TH weathered clock die
Magnolia Antique lace and peony petal DooHickies
Ruby Rock-it paper - Vintedge - Tokens 12x12
Marianne Creatable rolled flower die
Ribbon, pins, gems and brad from stash

Thanks for visiting today, see you tomorrow with my third post in as many days! Must be a personal best for me LOL
Take a look over at Penny Black @ Allsorts at the wonderful DT inspiration, scroll down for my creation for Allsorts this week

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Allsorts WK 153

Morning all!
The sun is shining, hurray!!! It's our annual flower festival in Spalding this weekend and I might just go if the weather holds out, our kids love seeing all the floats made out of tulip heads.
This weeks
 challenge is 
Black and White 
and I love this theme, I always love the idea of colouring an image in black and white as I don't do it very often, so thanks Jo for setting us this challenge :)
I don't usually have a 'story' in my head when creating something but with this the idea I had was of a lady who lost the love of her life on the Titanic and all she has left to remember him by is an old photo, a postcard and a newspaper clipping from the disaster.......

I made my card into an easel keepsake box:

Challenges I would like to enter:
Simply Magnolia - Use 2 or more stamps
IAMC - Monochromatic
Just Magnolia - Wk 155 Anything goes (optional pearls and swirls)

Go Kreate shaped card die
Magnolia stamps -Edwin with binoculars and pier background
Magnolia DooHickies - peony petal, heart swirl branch, antique lace border
Marianne creatable rolled flowers die
Whimsy mini stamp and postcard stamps
SU polka dots embossing folder
Papers - Magnolia newspaper print and Little Yellow Bicycle 'Swoon' 6x6 paper pad
Kaiserkraft stamps 

Just got time to show you this:
hope you will be able to join in the fun as there will be lots of prizes up for grabs along the way!

Thanks for stopping by, your comments are always so lovely!
Visit Allsorts blog to find out what you could win

Friday, 4 May 2012

Fussy and Fancy #62

Morning everyone,
As it's Friday, it's time for another
This time we want to see your creations made with:
Butterflies, Ribbons and Punch

I thought I would make a card with a background stamp as the focus and I'm really pleased with it!

The inside of the card plus the tag:

As the front is only half, when it's stood you can see more of the inside:

I would like to enter:
Bunny Zoes - Ribbon or Twine

Go Kreate shaped card die
Magnolia Tildas Heart flowers stamp coloured with DI's
Papers - Prima Fairy belle collection 6X6
Magnolia DooHickey's - tag and Tildas lace border
TH flower lace
SU Embosslits Beautiful wings butterflies

Thanks for popping by and taking a look, and I know it doesn't seem possible but I will be back tomorrow with my latest Allsorts creation, how time flies.....

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