Monday, 28 July 2014

Love in a teacup .....

Morning Folks!
Gosh, Monday again .... where did the weekend go?
Still, there's a new challenge starting over at House Mouse and Friends where I'm a guest designer for July and August - BIG Smile! The new theme is:  

RELAXING / ENJOYING LIFE

 and here's my card, which I'm going to send to my Aunt and Uncle who are celebrating their golden wedding Anniversary at the end of August. I just thought it was a romantic image, not too traditional although I have included a couple of gold hearts and a charm.


I wonder what they are whispering to each other as they float along?


The decoupage is from Joanna Sheen, papers are from MME I think, sentiment is by Stampin' Up and the rest of the goodies are from my stash! 

Hope you'll come over and play at House Mouse and Friends!

I'd also like to enter the following challenges:
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes with ribbon
Crafty Calendar - Summertime fun
Gruffies & guests - Anything goes and option of summer
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Love & marriage
Fab n Funky - Walk on the wild side
We Doo babdoo - Celebrations
That Craft place - Anything goes
Allsorts - Time for tea
Bunny Zoe - Bingo - I used Flowers/ Pearls / Charms

Thanks for looking!!

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Hang on!

Morning Folks!

Hope you're all fit and well and ready for a fun weekend?? 
I'm hoping the sun comes out again in the UK, we've had a thunderstorm and hail here in Hampshire this afternoon - not my idea of summer - I love it when it is HOT!!
I hope Mr Blogger is in a good mood and publishes this at the right time for me!

This weeks new challenge over at Sweet Stampin' is:

TAKE FLIGHT
(think butterflies, birds, planes, balloons etc)

Here's my card, another one of those cards that has come out totally different to the original idea I had in my mind... not sure if I like it or not really!!


The cute little bunny hanging on to his balloons for dear life is a Happy Hopper, coloured with promarkers and lots of glossy accents on the balloons. Cloud paper is from Craftwork cards, many moons ago and the clouds are an impression obsession die.


Thanks for looking, and by the way, we have a lovely prize on offer this week from:


I'd also like to enter the following challenges:
Gruffies and guests - Anything goes with the option of summer
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Sister Act - Anything goes
Simon Says stamp - Emboss it - Cuttlebug folder on clouds
Without words - Cute and Fluffy
Penny Black and More - Dies and Punches

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

James with Daisy

Afternoon Folks!
Just popping by to share a clean and simple card featuring the very lovely James the Bear from LOTV, I think this could become my all time favourite stamp from them. He's such fun to colour up and could be used for so many occasions!! I'm really quite pleased with how this turned out, it is actually how I imagined it!!


Love the bewildered expression on that little face!


Thanks for visiting !!
I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Without Words - Cute and Fluffy
The Ribbon Girl Challenge - Lovely Lili - Thank you
Lili of the Valley Monthly challenge - Take 2 - James the Bear and Scroll sentiment
Crazy for challenges - Teddy Bears
Charisma cardz - Anything goes

Monday, 14 July 2014

Swim ring bunny

Morning Folks!

Last month, I was a lucky winner over at one of my all time favourite challenges - House Mouse & Friends Monday  - and as part of my prize I have been invited to join them all again as a guest designer for the next couple of months!! I'm thrilled and have a big smile on my face!!

This time around the new challenge is

IT'S ALL ABOUT SUMMER

but don't worry if you don't have anything summery, you can always join in with the alternative 'Anything goes' option as long as you use a Gruffies, House Mouse or Happy Hoppers image.

Here's my card, using a cute image from the Hopping Happy set by Joanna Sheen and digital papers from the Echo Park summer fun collection. The die cut waves are a memory box die, sentiment is Crafter's companion and the stripy candy dots are a new find from My Mum's craft shop.


Don't you just wish you could be like this rabbit with his feet up?? 
He's coloured with promarkers and you might just be able to see a little wink of stella on his glass.


Thanks for looking and I hope you'll join in at House Mouse & Friends.

I'd also like to enter the following challenges:

Allsorts - Splish, splash, splosh
As you like it - Animals or people - definitely animals for me, both for crafting and in real life. Animals have the cute factor and are often very loyal!
Crafty Little Fairies - Summer Fun
Fab n Funky - Feels like summer
Passion for promarkers - Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside
Crafting Musketeers - Summertime
Crafty Calendar - Summertime Fun
Gruffies and Guests - Anything goes with the option of summer
Little Claire's  - Summertime


Saturday, 12 July 2014

Snowman in July!!

Morning Folks!

It's a beautiful sunny morning here in Hampshire - I hope the weather is good with you!
Our new challenge is starting over at Sweet Stampin

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

Now I think there are going to be two ways of looking at this:

If you are very organised, you can look at it as a way to add another wonderful Crimbo card to your growing collection..... 

On the other hand, if like me you're not a fan of Christmas cards and usually leave it to the last minute, you could have a rummage around, try to find some Christmas stash and make a card. That way you can feel smug in the knowledge that you've made at least one card for the big event - ready to lose it again by December!!

Anyhow, here's my card ...


I blew the dust off this ever faithful snowman from LOTV, the papers are from The Snowman collection by Crafter's Companion and the ribbon and pom pom trim are from either Tesco or Asda wrapping department!! I got a bit carried away and heat embossed the sentiment - a good idea on a hot day!! The paper that looks dark grey in the photo is actually a dark silver texture - it does look better IRL  honest!


I even found some glitter for the snow!!

Hope you can join us at Sweet Stampin, check out the main blog for some lovely inspiration from the rest of team Fi. 
We are sponsored this week by:

I'd also like to enter the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Stars and stripes -Top background paper has stars on, the bottom has stripes!
4 Crafty Chicks - Inspired by a song = Frosty the Snowman
Crafting by Designs - Use Die Cuts
CHNC Extra - Anything Christmas
CHNChristmas - Glam it up
Simply create too - Christmas in July
Shopping our Stash - Bonus Christmas challenge with Jingle Belles (I used an old stamp and papers)
Jingle Belles - Shopping our stash (I used an old stamp and papers)

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Summer fun...

Morning Folks!
Yippee - it's the weekend at last, it seems to have been a very long week!!
This time over at Sweet Stampin' the theme is

SUMMER FUN

I dug around in my stash to find a suitable stamp and I thought this one was rather appropriate and it also hadn't seen ink in quite a while! It's called ' Join In?' and is of course by Penny Black.


I think the hedgies are having a good time!!


Amazing, I dug through my stash and actually used a couple of prima flowers!! That must be 2 down, 300 to go ....


This week we are sponsored by


Hope you'll have time to join us! 

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:

Papertake Weekly - Sketchie free for all - I used #91 

sketch #91 PTW

MAWTT - Birthdays, bunting and buttons
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes
Penny Black & More  - Use your favourite stamp - it has to be a PB hedgehog but I really couldn't choose which one as I love them all!!
Stamping Sensations - Animal Antics
Natalie & Amy's challenge - 4 legged friends
Sparkles Monthly- At the beach / Summer Fun
Crafty Catz - Anything goes

EDITED TO ADD:

Winners Badge

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Say it with Flowers

Morning Folks!
Looking forward to a lovely sunny weekend here today - well fingers crossed!!
We have a lovely challenge starting over at Sweet Stampin this morning, it's a nice easy one:

SAY IT WITH FLOWERS

I couldn't decide between these LOTV stamps so I ended up using both!!


Inside:


Fully open:



We have a lovely prize on offer this week from

I'd like to enter the challenges at:
Paper Crafting journey - Anything goes
MAWTT - Keep it Clean and Simple
Sister Act - Anything goes
Crafting by designs - Anything goes
The Ribbon Girls - June LOTV challenge - girlie
Stampin For the Weekend - Anything goes
My Mums Craft Shop - Ink it Up
Without words - Femme Fatale
Crafting Musketeers - Stamped Image
& Stamping Sensations - Animal Antics