Wednesday, 29 February 2012

I have been honoured with a Blog award

Carol of Carol's Parchment Place has done me the honour of awarding me the Liebster award. I am very pleased and excited to receive this - thank you Carol. xx

I must pass on the award to five other people, who's blogs have inspired me,

It also needs to be someone who has less than 200 followers.

Put a comment on their blog, so that they know about it.

Link back to the person who gave me the award and thank them.

Post the award on my blog.

These are the five people that I would like to give this award to:

Emma - Lady & the Stamp
Jo - Escape to the Craft Room
Tess - Crafty Tess
Janet - 2pDesigns
Colleen - Colleen's Card Creations

Since starting this post I have also been sent this award by Caroline of CaroLines Creative Stamps so thank you very much! :-)

Sunday, 26 February 2012


We're all going green and Recycling this week at CD Sunday. We have lots of inspiration for you from my very talented teamies so do please go and take a look.

My backing paper of raindrops is taken from Joanna Sheen's House Mouse Inserts CD. I used two different spellbinders die shapes to make an apperture in which I've done some paper weaving. I used the insides of old envelopes that I trimmed and cut into strips to then weave for the background design. I then stamped a cute image and used a paper piecing technique to make her clothes and umbrella, again using old envelopes.

To finish off I've stamped the words "When life gives you a rainy day ..... play in the puddles!"

One last thing ...... lots of blingy flowers.

I'm also entering this in Divas by Design - Bling it up.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Wings and Legs

Our theme at CD Sunday this week is Wings and Legs and I've chosen this image from Card Creations Plus CD - A Touch of Magic from Linda Ravenscroft.

The border punch is a Martha Stewart one. The die cut ivy leaves are a Marianne die. The main image is framed with a nestie die. Paper flowers coloured with alcohol pens and finished off with bakers twine and hat pins.

I'm also entering this in:

Divas by Design - Things with Wings
Cupcake Craft - Entwined

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Make Wishes Come True

This is my entry for House Mouse Friends Monday Challenge.


House Mouse rubber stamp from Joanna Sheen (coloured with alcohol pens)
Backing paper from House Mouse Inserts CD by Joanna Sheen (with added faux stitching)
Spellbinders nestabilities dies
Bakers twine and card candi
Paper flowers
Epiphany button to finish off

I'm also entering this for the challenge at My Time to Craft 173 - Bring on the Cake

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Crafter's Companion No 21 - Anything Goes


Humphrey's Corner Rubber stamp coloured with alcohol pens
Humphrey's Corner CD for the backing paper
Card candy
Gems and paper flowers

I'm entering this card in the Anything Goes Challenge at Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

L is for .... Lavender Fairy

Our theme at CD Sunday this week is L for ..... so that should give everyone lots of ideas. There are lots of 'L for's ' by my fellow teamies here and I think you will agree it covers quite a few ideas but I'm sure you will think of lots more.

I used one my favourite size cards for this card (7" x 10"). I used backing papers from Crafters Companion Flower Fairies Friends CD from the Lavender Fairy section. I used a Crafters Companion rubber stamp for the main image and used alcohol pens to colour her in. The die cut shapes are Spellbinders Nestabilities.

Thank you for looking.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Love is in the Air

Love is in the Air is the theme this month for the challenge at the Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog.

Ingredients for my card:

Faye Whitaker Rubber stamp by Joanna Sheen
Alcohol ink pens
Spotty satin ribbon from Joanna Sheen
Red mirri card
Lightweight textured card Capsule Collection by Papermania
Backing paper printed onto recycled paper made from coffee from JS Precious Petals CD
Cherry Lyn Doily Die
Memory Box pinwheel posie die and butterfly die
Heart button die
Bakers twine
Martha Stewart border punches

Sunday, 5 February 2012

A La Mode

Good morning. Well here we are, Sunday again. Where did that last week disappear to?

This week at CD Sunday our theme is A La Mode and my teamies and I can't wait to see what lovely designs you all come up with.

As this is the first Sunday in February we have a lovely sponsor for our challenge and the image on my card is a clue. It is of course Ooh La La Creations and we have all used images their lovely new CD Shoes in Bloom 2.

You can of course interpret our theme however you like as long as you use something from a CD in your design so please do go on over to CD Sunday to join in the fun.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

"Yukky Love Stuff "

We have some beautiful papers for you to download over at Debbees Challenge Blog for this month. The theme is "Yukky Love Stuff" so why not go over and have a look at the projects the rest of the DT have made for you this month.

I decided to make a shaker card using micro beads which make a fabulous swishy noise. The punched border along the bottom is a Martha Stewart punch and I have used a narrow silk ribbon tied in a double bow.

Don't forget to visit Debbees at Bluewater - Feb 2 - Feb 5th on Stand No: CC40