Saturday, 30 March 2013

Simply Good Luck!

A quick post from me this morning.

 A simple good luck card as requested by my daughter.

A shame I didn't check it fitted in to my envelope correctly but a problem quickly solved and a rather glam envelope made with double sided paper saves the day!

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
LIM, Scallops,
CIC71, Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, 29 March 2013

Happy Birthday!

It's a lovely friend of mine's birthday today, I thought I'd share the card I made for her using a recent magazine giveaway stamp.

I know, I apologise, another card with bunting LOL! 

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
CCC 12, Happy Birthday,
DRSD 64, Paper flowers,
MCC, Not Square,
PPC120, Not square,
2TC46, Banners and pearls.

Happy Birthday Karen!
Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

A New Release

Billie Bear is back again featuring in the new release.

Kerry has done a brilliant job with this release, I happened to mention in passing that lots of my friends had taken up knitting, even I have picked up my needles after many years,
Kerry came back with the most perfect image,
Here I used it for my children to give to my mum, 

I punched some hearts to echo the one on the image and coloured them to match before making them in to bunting.  I added die cut letters, stickles and doodling around the hearts and to frame the image. 
I'm really loving using my Polychromo pencils they added depth after colouring with Copics, they even helped add a woolly effect to the knitting.

The theme for this challenge is 

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
Bunny Zoe's, Girly,
CYP155, Make it cute,
Lexi 86, Special female,
MIM133, Anything goes,
Markerpop 19, Glitter,
MCS92, Strings,

Don't forget to check out the rest of the new images!
Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, 25 March 2013

Fancy A Sneaky Peek?

What a fabulous new release Kerry has given us this time.

So make sure you grab the poster and spread the word.

You wont be disappointed!
So join the Ladybugs tomorrow at 9am.
Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, 24 March 2013


I thought You might like to see the card I made for my Mum's birthday using a Penny Black Slapstick cling stamp and a Lavinia stamp around the edges.
 This card is right up my mum's street. 

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
Catered Crop, Flower power,
CIP, Anything goes,
KKKK136, Anything goes,
LAC7, Anything goes,
ATSM 37, Markers,
IIC 102, Flowers.

Thanks for stopping by,

p.s Don't forget there's a new release on Tuesday at LCI,
please grab this poster and add it to your sidebar!.x 

Friday, 22 March 2013

Look Who's Soon Arriving!

Another New Release at
Coming Very Soon!

Please add this to your side bar to help spread the word!
We really would appreciate it, thank you!
Catch you later,

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

New Challenge Theme With Southern Girls.

"The Kids Are Alright",That's the new challenge theme with Southern Girls for this fortnight.

I searched out my chipboard numbers to use as templates for a change, I love using my Cricut but thought I'd do some cutting out for a change. I hand cut my stamped butterflies but couldn't be bothered to fussy cut the intricate antennae  how chuffed was I to discover that the bodies from my Quickutz butterfly die looked just perfect glued behind my stamped bodies, I'm definitely taking this shortcut again!

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
Whimsy 57, Stitching,
CCC6, For children,
CCC6, Things with B,
IWD, Shaped card.
Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, 17 March 2013


I'm hoping that I can get away with this card for an elderly gentleman, it kind of reminds me of the collectors butterflies that people used to keep in glass fronted frames

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
ATCAS8, Wings,
LIM111 Frame,
4CCC133, CAS,
HCC12, Flutterby,
FBW231,Anything winged.

Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Simple Stars.

This card makes me happy, another made using hoarded off cut strips but this time showing some of the red card base,
 perfect for a male.

Fab"n"funky 162, Sentiment,
CYDI31, Male birthday,
Papertake Weekly, 1,2,3 (1 bow, 2 words, 3 stars)
TTCRD, Anything goes,
UIT52, Die cuts,
MIM131, Anything goes,
PDE5, For boys,
CAS on Sunday,Happy Birthday,
EE, Birthdays,
HCTB47, No Stamps,
4CC133, CAS,
CCC10, Stars,
CRC41, For boys,
DC41, For boys,
HIMCR88, Scraps.

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Totally Ladybug Tuesday.

It's Susan's turn to host this fortnight's Totally Ladybug Challenge and the theme sh'e chosen for this one is

For my DT card I used "Coffee Delights" one of the floral delights too digis.

I used my Grand scalloped Nesties to cut the card along with Grand circles to create  the frame. A red check ribbon bow, some stickles, glossy accents on the ladybugs and tiny hand cut tags complete my card.

I'm using my card for the following challenges:-
CCCB5, For mum,
CSF72, Spring colours,
CBN9, Spring,
CTO103, Spring,
CCC150, Song, (tulips from Amsterdam)
CS 150, Spring,
CCC31, Ribbon,
CCC5, Mothers day,
RCC78, Spring,
DDCC79, Spring.

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, 10 March 2013


These Teenage boys can be tricky to make cards for but with a bit of piercing, inky stitching, die cuts and perfect papers for the job I found this an easy make.

I even used some of the printed tape on the inside for the sentiment.

The piercing gives the illusion of dimension but in reality the card is flat apart from the thinnest of foam pads behind the star which means that there is no need for additional postage charges.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
C4E15, Anything goes,
EE, Birthdays,
HCTB47, No stamps,
KKKK134, Birthday.

Hope you've had a great weekend,
Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Still Time To Hop Through The Ages

This is one of the New Releases from Ladybug Crafts Ink, if you fancy winning some of the new releases yourself, why not join in with the blog hop before time runs away with you!

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
Speedy And Friends 150, Shaped card,
CIC70, Die cuts,
DD26, Die cuts,
4CCC132, Dies,
CUC38, Anything goes,
DDCC207, Girls.

Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Now For Something A Bit Different

A bit of a different style from me today but I have to admit that I thoroughly enjoyed playing, masking,inking,stamping and then of course a bit of the almost obligatory bunting.

I ordered my Lavinia stamps at the weekend, after seeing their new challenge blog I decided to challenge myself and try something different. Way back when I started my blog,I began following the lovely 
her work inspired me to buy my own Speedball brayer, I've never really mastered it but I love the look but used ink pads and sponges for my card. I thought I'd make this card also as a tribute to B, as she has now reached  four years of blogging and can you believe it, almost 4000 followers. B loves fairies so I thought that this would be rather fitting.

 I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
Stamping Fantasies, Brenda's style,
Lavinia Stamps, Anything goes,
SYCB2, Mothers day,
FBW230, Open,
Stamp n Doodle, Mothers day,
CCC5, Mothers day,
CMC15, Butterflies/Fairies,
CCCB5, Mum,
MIM130, Anything goes.
Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Starring Off Cuts

A quick post to share a card I made for my Nephew. I don't know about you but I often end up with lots of strips of paper remnants, this was a good way to use some of them up. I roughly drew around the star die onto card then glued the strips of paper over it, by trimming them to slightly bigger than the drawn star. Once dry I then cut  and embossed the star, distressed the edges with inks and drew stitches around the edges. The background was embossed and distressed then pierced using a pattern making tool, instead of leaving just the piercing to show, something else was needed so I simply ran my fine liner over the piercing to fake some stitches.

The sentiment is some tape I bought from a local shop, the letters are clear and so the red card shows through from behind.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
DOCB 46, for a boy,
Papertake Weekly, Anything goes,
PTT110, Die cuts,
Here Come The Boys 47, No stamps,
PIO9, Happy Birthday,
MIM130, Anything goes,
TPP135, In stitches.

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Mid way Reminder

Just a quick post to remind you that the Ladybugs are having a blog hop and there is still time for you to join us. 


I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
Joanna Sheen, Layers,
PIO9, Happy Birthday,
MTTC211, Embossing,
MIM130, Anything goes,
C4E15, Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, 4 March 2013

Thanks Lou!

Just a quick post to say thanks to the lovely Lou
She is one talented lady, just check out my blog makeover!
I'm one happy bunny:)
Thanks for stopping by to take a look,

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Two Halves Make A Whole

I've had a photo on my phone for ages, I have no idea where I  took the photo from but I'd seen a butterfly made up of two halves and placed together looking like it was fluttering off the page. I wish I'd taken a photo from a different angle of mine to show it off better, I might see what I can do tomorrow.
The panel was made by sponging pink and apricot inks together then using a Lavinia stamp and the same two shades and stamping hap hazard onto the panel. The sentiment is from a set, one of my first ever buys by Woodware.
(The artificial light seems to have enhanced the apricot but washed out the pinks)

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
LIM109, Colours,
MIM129, Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, 1 March 2013

Trouble With Bows.

My lovely nephew and his sweetheart got married on Monday,I made a simple design card which ended up taking too long, just because I decided to add a bow after I'd finished it, it caused me no end of trouble trying to stick it on.  

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
LIM108, Paper piercing,
CRAFT 196, Embossing,
Crafty Ribbons 40, Anything goes,
MIM129, Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by,