Thursday, 28 February 2013

Simply Happy Birthday

Sometimes a quick card is all you have time to make, seems to be the story of my life at the mo.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
Papercraft Star 134, Happy birthday,
Sisterhood Of Crafters, Happy Birthday,
CCC30, Happy Birthday,
MIM129, Anything goes,
LIM108, Paper piercing.

A quick post for a quick card!
Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Ladybugs Go Hopping Through The Ages.

Another new release from the Ladybugs today, boy Kerry is spoiling us all in 2013!
You should have made your way here from the lovely
if you haven't and you would like to join us in the hop, make your way back to the challenge bog where the hop begins and where you can find out the full details of all the amazing prizes! The theme of this fortnight's challenge is
 "Add a number"

Isn't the image just perfect and it is available to buy for only £1.75
The next stop on the hop is the 
 where I'm in no doubt you will see a card that's just as gorgeous on the inside as it is on the outside!

I'm using my card for the following challenges:-
CCC30, Birthday,
DTC199, Birthday,
CYP151, Banners,
CCC231, Shaped card,
Songbird 14, Age cards,
CIP, Anything goes,
OSAAT152, Digi,
PP8, Happy Birthday,

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, 25 February 2013

Simply Bunting

I was really hoping to find time to craft at the weekend, as soon as I saw the "Less is More" challenge I knew I had to join them this week as the theme is one of my favourite things to do, Paper Piercing so I thought I'd team it with another of my favourite things, bunting! I hand cut the triangle from white pearlescent card and added patterns with a green Copic and a fineliner to draw stitching.

I'm using my card for the following challenges:-
CYP151, Banners,
Lexi's 84, Monochrome,
Love to Create 54, Fiber,Twine or string,
MIM 129, Anything goes,
LIM 108, Paper piercing.

Hope to see you tomorrow for the blog hop!
Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Ladybug News

There's a bit of excitement happening this week with the Ladybugs so make sure you call by on Tuesday to find out!

Whilst you're here I thought you might like to see a card I made for a new baby. It's a bit like the one I made a few weeks back but this time, as it's for a baby girl I used a different image from the set, you just might see more of these in the future, it's simple and adaptable.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
IMF97, Anything goes,
4CC130, Twine,
Milk Coffee, Make it cute,
Sweet Stamps 105, Sweet and simple,
TT135, Monochrome,
MIM128, Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Baby Bunting!

There's a new theme at Southern Girls,
That says Bunting to me,
 you know how much I love bunting :)
There are some amazing sponsors for this challenge, the badge on my tag came from one of them, 
Check out the Southern Girls blog for full details of the challenge and it's sponsors.
I printed out the sentiment on the computer, spacing out each letter to allow room to hand cut the triangles. I layered up twill, paper ribbon and sticky backed ribbon, placing a flower to the side and using a badge for it's centre. 

I'm using my tag for the following challenges:-
TT208, Use red,
TTCRD, Anything goes,
TTT, Tag,
MIM128, Anything goes,
PLRSB19, Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

A Little Touch Of Sunshine

It's been a beautiful day where I am in Kent today, rather chilly but the sunshine sure feels good on your skin. With that in mind I thought it would be fitting to share a sunny coloured card today using one of the gorgeous
 "Floral Delights" digis. it was a dream to colour, I just used two Copics and varied the way I used them on each bloom, topping a few with Swarovski hot fix pearls.
I used distress inks to add colour to some of the edges and to frame the image.
It's also a good opportunity to remind you that there's still one week left if you want to enter the 

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
Bunny Zoes, Flowers and pearls,
CC85, Blooming,
DMC76, Anything goes,
Lexis 84, Monochrome,
MIM 128, Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, 14 February 2013


I thought I'd share a card that was requested by a friend for her husband's special birthday.

They run a pub and she was thrilled with this personalized creation. 

I'm not a great lover of decoupage, I really don't like lots of layers and foam pads but the images on this sheet were so perfect, nothing else would do.
I decided to just shape each layer slightly and add only a thin squeeze of Pinflair gel instead.

Some numbers cut on the Cricut, ribbling and embossing,

paper piercing and twine along with my favorite, hand cut bunting complete the card.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
Fab n Funky 158, It's on the inside,
SOS89, Birthday,
TTCRD, Anything goes,
TT134, Anything goes,
CWLC28, Birthday,die cuts, embossing,
MIM127, Anything goes,
TCC138, Birthday.

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Pink Plus One

It's time for another challenge with the Ladybugs and this time is the lovely Laurie who's hosting and has set the theme,
Kerry has treated us again with yet more new digi's!
check out my "Billie Bear" (I think Kerry must have eaten too much of a certain meat product as a child.) My children used to beg me for Billy Bear ham when they were little.
I know it doesn't show in my rubbish photo but I made a tag requested by a friend for a maternity leaving present.
I am so disappointed with how the colours look, that's the trouble with taking photo's in artificial light. 

I'm using this for the following challenges:-

MIM 127, Anything goes,
DCD102, Red,pink,purple,white,
Whoopsi Daisy, Tags.

Thanks for stopping by,

p.s. a big hi and welcome to my new followers. :)

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Two Hearts And A Flourish

Seems like the norm for me at the moment but once again apologies for the quick post
The card I believe is self explanatory as my title suggests :)

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-

2 Sisters 130, Hearts,
AGOAC66, Hearts,
Bugaboo, Hearts,
Crafty Calendar, Love and marriage,
C4C172, Hearts,
OSCC125, Love,
Speedy And Friends, Love,
Totally Gorgeous 170, Love,
MIM126, Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Still Time To Hop.

I'm a little behind with a reminder but just wanted you to know that there is just under a week left for you to join in the hop to be in with the chance of winning one or even all six of the gorgeous new Killer Heels Digi images by LCI
Just make your way to
The image I have used today is

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
Crafty Sentiments, Anything goes,
Papertake Weekly, Anything goes,
TTCRD, Anything goes,
Bunny Zoe's, Anything goes,
MIM126, Anything goes.
Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Simply Sunday

Evening all, a quick Sunday evening post from me tonight, I still have lots of ironing to work my way through but decided to take a break to post my card.
The butterfly is from a Kanban stamp set and is coloured using Polychromos.

I'm using my card for the following challenges:-
LIM 2nd Birthday, Kraft and Kreme,
Hotshot 14, CAS,
Creative Moments 9, Neutral colours,
FBW225, Anything goes,
SR161, Birthday.
Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, 1 February 2013

Killer Heels At 40!

When a girl turns 40, she deserves some glamour and you couldn't get any more glamorous than this stunning new digi image "Leopard" from the latest release by LCI "Killer Heels collection".
 The numbers were cut on the Cricut and the card was created using the Grand Calibur and one of my large scalloped Nestabilities.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
PPC112, One for the girls,
Anything goes 85, Monochrome,
CRC, Monochrome,
CCC28, Girly,
DCD100, Anything goes,
TTCRD, Anything goes,
DDCC, Girly,
MIM 125, Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by,