Saturday, 6 February 2016


Morning Folks!
Can you believe we are into February already? I'm always so glad to see January behind us. Of course, Valentine's Day is creeping up fast, so over at Sweet Stampin' our new challenge is 


I saw this PB stamp in the sale over at The Glitter Pot in January and despite trying hard to resist, eventually I just had to get it!!  My excuse is that I 'needed it' to make a Valentine's card for my hubby. Here's the end result, quite CAS, he's not into fussy cards and I think perhaps the hint of pink was pushing the limits!!

Here's a closer look at the cute couple:

I found this charm in my stash and thought it was very appropriate:

Stamps - Penny Black 'joyride' and LOTV sentiment
Promarkers and glossy accents
Papers - Forever Friends 'Forever Love'
Ribbons - Hobbycraft
Charm and brad from stash

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and I hope you'll visit the Sweet Stampin' blog and check out the rest of the inspiration from Team Jacky!

I'd also like to enter the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge - Y for you choose
Winter Wonderland - Best Friends
That's Crafty - first love - PB stamps were among my first stamp purchases many years ago and I'm still in love with them now!!
Polkadoodles - Love and romance
Simply Create TooLove and romance
Craft Rocket Challenge - Valentine's / Love
Crafty Ribbons - Animals
Crafty Gals corner - Love is in the Air
Fab n Funky - All creatures great and small
I love promarkers - Anything goes
Simon says Stamp - Have a heart
The Crafty Addicts - AG or cute and cuddly
Whimsy Inspiration - With Love
CHPP - anything goes
Paperminutes - Hedgehogs
Passion for promarkers - show us your favourites (Penny Black Hedgehogs)
Brown Sugar Challenge - Valentine / Love
Crafty Calendar - Love is in the Air
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Use Hearts and / or Red
A Gem of a Challenge - Love is in the Air

Saturday, 23 January 2016

I just want a millionaire ......

Hello Folks!
The new challenge is starting over at Sweet Stampin' this morning. Our new theme is ' Vintage or Shabby Chic' which I have to say took me a very long way from my comfort zone. This card is nothing like the original idea in my head and nearly ended up in the bin twice - to be really honest I'm still not liking the end result apart from the sentiment. Anyhow, here is my effort:

The stamp is a very old and from Personal Impressions, coloured with promarkers and chalks. The paper is also antique (quite appropriate!) -  MME Wild Asparagus which I believe was a magazine freebie in approx 2008.

On a positive note I did use up a lot of flowers and a piece of hoarded braid from my stash. Also played with a lot of dies, nesties, MB trellis border and Die-namics floral flourish:

and the Indigo Blu sentiment does make me smile!!

I'd like to enter a few challenges:
Crafty Ribbons - Fabulous flowers
Crafting for all seasons - Ribbon and Pearls
Passion for Promarkers - Flower Power
Crafty Boots - Ribbon or lace
Penny Black and More - one for the Girls
Stamping Sensations - A/G with diecuts
The Ribbon Girls - January any Image Challenge

Saturday, 9 January 2016

A flower for you ....

Morning Folks!
I know I am a bit late but Happy New Year to you all!
I can't believe it has been so long since my last post, but I have blown the dust off my blog and am hoping that 2016 is a bit more productive - finger's crossed. Here's my first make this year, for the new 'Flowers' challenge over at Sweet Stampin', a small calendar for my craft room which originally started life as a coaster.

Here's a closer look, check out the new paper - back to basics bright spark - which 'fell' into my basket at The Range last weekend ... it was in the bargain bin so it seemed rude to leave it there!!

Details -
Stamp: Penny Black 'Delights'
Papers: Dovecraft Back to Basics Bright Spark
Die cut - Nestabilities
Embellishments from Stash
Calendar tab - Docrafts

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog xx
I'd also like to join a few challenges:
Crafty Catz - Flowers
Crafty Ribbons - Anything but a Card
Cute Card Thursday - Hey what's new? (New Year, new paper)
Fab n Funky - Something New (New Year, new paper)
Penny Black Saturday - Anything goes
Crafty Calendar - Something New (New Year, new paper)
Penny Black and More - One for the girls
(New Year, new paper)
Stamping Sensations - Anything goes with a die - nestie to cut image
Allsorts - Ribbon & Lace

YIPPEEE!! Edited to add:

Winners badge

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Sparkle and Shine!

Good morning Folks!
Sadly not too much action on my blog lately, but I just wanted to show you my card for the new challenge over at Sweet Stampin' . The theme this week is 


Apologies for the poor photo quality, it is really dull and gloomy here, not ideal for trying to capture sparkle!! I've used a favourite Penny Black stamp called Ice Dance, coloured with promarkers and some diecuts cut from white glitter card. I also added a couple of gems, a wooden sentiment I found in my stash and a good splash of stickles!!

Here's the close up view:

We are celebrating our 6th Birthday over at Sweet Stampin' this week so it would be lovely if you could join us!

I'd also like to join in with a few of my favourite challenges:
Passion for promarkers - Christmas is coming
Papertake Weekly - Glitter it Up option
Penny Black and more - Anything Christmas
Cardz for Guyz - Fun in the snow
Winter Wonderland - Sparkle and bling
Animal Friends - Hats, scarves, gloves
Fab n Funky - Christmas
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Park Bench Romance

Yes, it is another Hallowe'en shock - I'm actually writing a blog post, they are getting a bit few and far between lately!! Just wanted to share my DT card for the new challenge starting over at Sweet Stampin' which is to use 


I made this card for my Mum and Dad who celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary over the summer, I wanted to make them something a bit traditional with the gold colour and hearts but with a slightly unusual image. The stamp is PB Park Bench and as soon as I saw it on Ebay I had to get it!! Glad to say that my parents loved it too!

I've used 3 different dies on this card:
Simon Says Stamp - String of hearts
Memory Box - Typewriter Numbers (cut several times and layered together to give a bit of depth)
and MFT Die-namics Formal Flourish which has been cut twice, one turned upside down and then carefully trimmed and glued together to create the border.

Here's a close up of the happy prickly couple, if you look closely you can just see a touch of Wink of Stella on the roses:

Thanks for visiting and Happy Hallowe'en to those of you celebrating tonight! We are keeping it simple here - just carving a pumpkin and handing out sweets!!

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Daisy Cat

Hi Folks!
Hope you're all well. I'm running a long way behind schedule today so I'm just dashing on with a quick post to tell you about the new challenge starting over at Sweet Stampin'. This week we'd love you to join our Antiques Roadshow - have a dig around in your stash, blow the dust off a really old stamp and show it some love.

I can't really remember which stamp is the first I ever bought in my collection but this one has been with me for at least 8+ years. It's called Daisy Cat by Hobby Art. Sadly though, like lots of my stamps, it hasn't been used that often!! I also raided my pink scrap paper folder - didn't really realise quite how pink the final result was until I came to photograph it!! The papers are mainly Dovecraft I think and the sentiment is LOTV. The die cuts are by Spellbinders and Die'sire.

 Still love the cute expression! Also added a bit of bling to the collar:

 I hope you'll check out the inspiration from my lovely teamies over on the main blog and we also have a Sweet Stampin' Goodie Bag as a prize this time so please join the fun!!

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Just zoomin' by

Morning Folks!
Hope everyone is well - hugs to those that need them!
A quick post from me to say that the new challenge has just started over at Sweet Stampin' , the theme this time is 


I really loved this challenge, so many possibilities but I decided to dig out an old LOTV stamp. As usual I bought it, put in the drawer and promptly forgot about using it! Papers are also old,  from my scraps folder - a bit of Basic Grey and some magazine freebies I think (??). Corners are a Woodware punch and a few brads and a rub on sentiment to finish. 

Here's the cute image in more detail - coloured with the ever faithful promarkers:

Thanks for visiting and as the sentiment says 'Have a Great day' !!

I'd also like to enter the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday - Masculine
CHN Patterned paper - October Challenge
I love promarkers - Masculine
Cardz 4 Guyz - Something beginning with M (motoring)