Monday, 24 February 2014


Evening Folks!
Just dashing on to share a card I made this afternoon using another very cute Penny Black stamp called Wishing that I 'rescued' recently from Ebay! I'm also hoping I've still got time to enter the 3rd Anniversary challenge at Sparkles Christmas challenge before it closes - I'm cutting it a bit close again!!

Such a cute little expression! 

Coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers. The backing paper is Bazzill Basics Swiss dots and the word one is another oldie from my collection by Trimcraft I think (?) 
The gold backing is very sparkly but in this light it's hard to see ;-(
Ribbon and candi dots from my stash.

 I'd also like to enter the following challenges:
MAWTT - Sketch
Fab N Funky - Spots or stripes (spotty dog and paper!)
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes with ribbon
Paper Pretties - Ribbon
ABC Christmas - D for Die cuts (nesties behind image)
The Cutie Pie challenge - Cute with spots and dots (spotty dog and paper!)
Winter Wonderland - The most wonderful time of year
Feeling Crafty - Dies and / or punches
Squirrel and the Fox - something spooled 

Saturday, 22 February 2014

A bit cheesy!

Morning Folks!
I'm super excited to announce that I have joined the DT over at Sweet Stampin' and today is my first post for them!!

The new challenge is 

Here's my card using the cheese stamp from the Giggles Greetings set by Stampin Up. The cheese, coloured with pro and flexmarkers, kind of dictated the colour scheme- quite masculine but I do need a few more male cards in my box! 
The papers are scraps, the dotty one is by Fancy Pants but I'm not sure about the background one which is much older. The sentiment is also by Stampin Up from the Sketched Birthday set. 
Hope you can find the time to visit the main Sweet Stampin' Blog and see the rest of the inspiration and just to tempt you even more we have 2 great prizes on offer to the lucky winners:
Weekly Prize: Crafts you Love £10 voucher

Monthly prize : £10 Cuddly Bubbly voucher

So what are you waiting for, grab those funny stamps 
and make us laugh!!!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
A little bit Crafty - Man Up Patties Creations - Spots and dots
Crafty Little fairies - One for the boys
Fab n funky - Spots or stripes
Divas by design - Rubber stamps only
The Stamping Boutique - Use a die cut (banner and scalloped square)
Papertake Weekly - Lovely layers

Friday, 14 February 2014

Box of Hearts

Evening Folks!
This is going to be a short and sweet post from me tonight - the power here in Hampshire keeps dipping and I'm not sure how long it is going to last...!!
I meant to blog this card earlier this afternoon but ran out of time, which seems to be the story of my life lately!! Introducing the rather lovely Alfie Bear from Craftwork cards which I bought ages ago and then he got left in a drawer until his big moment on Valentines day!!

Love that cute face- a proper shaped teddy!!

He is coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers.
Papers - Forever Friends - Forever love and scraps from my box
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug Swiss dots
Dies - Stampin Up border, Nesties hearts and Simon Says Heart banner
Sentiment - Stampin Up
Pearls - Mei Flower

Thanks for visiting!! 
I'd also like to enter the following challenges - 
Passion for Promarkers - Have a heart
Papertake Weekly - with a heart
Deep Ocean Challenge - love is all around 
Bunny Zoe's Challenge - Hearts / Love
Feeling Crafty - Dies and punches
Divas by Design - With Love
A Creative Romance - Include a sentiment
Sister Act - Anything goes
Totally Papercrafts - Valentine's / Love
Alphabet Challenge - Always and forever
Paper crafting Journey - Love is in the Air
Cute card Thursday - Clever cutting
4 Crafty Chicks - Use Pearls
The Crafter's Cafe - Must have hearts
Fab n Funky - Love
Crafting by Designs - Anything for love

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Choccy Box Raid ...

Afternoon Folks from a very grey and soggy Hampshire!
I grabbed some time to myself this morning and made a card that I have been thinking about making all week - just never quite found the time!!
I've had this Happy Hoppers set from Joanna Sheen since last year and I thought it was perfect for Valentines day so it finally got some ink on it!!

Such a cutie, although I've never had a rabbit that would eat chocolate !! My Rupert is more partial to a grape or three!

Papers - First Edition & Echo Park Yours Truly 
Sentiment - LOTV
Dies - Simon Says Stamp Heart Banner
Pearls - Mei Flower
Ribbon - Art of Craft and Wilko!

I'd also like to enter the following challenges:
House Mouse & Friends - Show some love
Simon says stamp - have a Heart
Wags N Whiskers - Bingo - Middle row
A gem of a challenge - All you need is love
Natalie & Amy's Challenge - love is all around
Crafty Catz - Love is in the Air
Totally Papercrafts - Hey Cutie
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Be my Valentine
Crafts 4 Eternity - with Love
Crafty Ribbons - Anything with ribbon goes
Cute Card Thursday - Lots of Love
4 Crafty Chicks - Flags / Banners
The Ribbon Girl - Hearts
Divas by Design - Die cuts
Papertake weekly - Anything goes (and optional shaped card)
Crafty sentiments - Love is in the Air
Craft Your passion - Love is in the Air
Gruffies and GuestsLove is in the Air
Feeling Crafty - Dies and punches
My mums Craft Shop - Spots and/ or stripes
That Craft Place - Valentine
Crafty Calendar Challenge - love is all around
A creative romance - Show us some love
Craft Mojo - Love

Thanks for visiting!!


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Monday, 3 February 2014

Love that Bow Tie!!

Afternoon Folks!
Just wanted to share my latest card - it's a cute Valentine for my husband ! I 'adopted' this stamp from ebay last year - he just makes me smile!

Love him looking all posh and proud of himself in that huge tie!! Coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers!

The papers are a mixture of very old Forever Friends 'Pink Parfait' and new FF Forever love collection that fell into my basket in The Range the other weekend! Brads are really old too - Making memories from about 2006!! 

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

Papertake Weekly - Sketchie free for all - I used #73

Penny Black Saturday - For someone special (my husband!)
Crafty calendar - Love is all around
Passion for promarkers - Anything goes
I love promarkers- Love is in the air
Cute card Thursday - Something new (papers and stamp) 
4 crafty chicks - Anything goes
Natalie & Amy's challenge - Love is all around
Aud Sentiments - Sharing the love
CRAFT - Love / valentines
That Craft place - Valentine
Corrosive challenge - Feel the Love
Sweet stampin' - Love /Valentines
Allsorts - Love is in the air
A gem of a challenge - All you need is love
A Creative Romance - Show us some love
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Stamp and Create - Love is in the air
Craft Mojo - Love