Saturday, 30 April 2011


Morning Blogland
Well .... did you watch the wedding yesterday???? Wasn't it great ... didn't Kate look beautiful .... and that dress ... wow!!!
So not a lot got done yesterday lol - need to make up for it today hehe!!
Anyway today sees the start of another challenge at DCD CHRISTMAS CLUB where this time the theme is :
This time we are sponsored by the lovely Roberta from PRAIRIE FAIRY and the DT all got to use Roberta's fab images - thank you Bertie!!!
Check out the inspiration - some fab creations to be seen!!
Here's mine .....

This gorgeous little fairy is called TWINKLETOES and I've coloured her with copics, cut her out with nesties and added some embellies - the FLOWERS can be found at my online store CRAFTS 4 YOU
The sentiment is also one of mine and can be found as either digi downloads at SENTIMENTS 4 YOU or a clear stamp set at CRAFTS 4 YOU
Enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend whatever you are doing - be back tomorrow with not one, not two but THREE POSTS!!!! hehe
see you tomorrow!!!

Thursday, 28 April 2011


Morning Blogland
Sorry I'm a bit late in posting my challenge card - but had to do the weekly shop first :( boring!!!!
Anyway .... I'm here now and today sees the start of another challenge at DO IT WITH DIGIS
This time around the theme is :
we want to see acetate or some sort of aperture on your creation
Pop on over and check out the DT cards for inspiration :)
This time around we are sponsored by WHIMSIE DOODLES and we all got to work with their images - so thank you very much for that :)
Here's mine .....

I actually  made my card base the acetate, I used a thick acetate so it doesn't fall over, the image is called BABY CIRCUS LION and i've coloured him with copics, mounted him on nesties and added a few embellies - the adhesive dots are called "nailheads" and are brilliant for just "finishing off" and you can find them at my online store CRAFTS 4 YOU
Hope you like and thanks for stopping by .. appreciate it :)

Sunday, 24 April 2011


Morning All
I have to say that I'm a little bit bleary eyed this morning .. hence the later than normal post!!
We celebrated our daughter's 21st birthday with a party last night and all I can say is that those cocktails were lovely .... but lethal!!!! You really don't want to see the pictures LOL!!!!
Anyway .... I survived and I'm here with the latest TOTALLY TILDA challenge
this time the theme is
Pop on over and check out the DT cards .. they are fab!!
Here's mine

I am proud to be sponsoring this challenge this time around and all the DT used my CIRCLE DEFINITIONS set - these are available as either digi downloads or a clear stamp set
you can find them either at
I decided to give my Tilda a gingham dress and bow, cute or what?? and have used a variety of nestabilities, the "leaf" shape is part of a set called FOLIAGE and you can find that, along with others, at CRAFTS 4 YOU
Oh well, off to cook Easter Sunday lunch - hope you all have a great rest of your weekend whatever you are doing
Catch up with you all soon

Friday, 22 April 2011


Good Afternoon Blogland!!
A Very Happy Easter to You All!!!
So far our Good Friday has been great ... our daughter is 21 today and we have had a fab morning  .. and we are all off out tonight for a Chinese in our local restaurant and then the "big party" tomorrow night!!
thought you might like to see two pics
22nd April 1990 ... awh bless!!
19th March 2011... on her engagement
We are just a little bit proud of "our little girl"!!

ANYWAY ... on to the winner of my blog candy
thank you all so much for entering and joining in the celebration
I put you all in

and the winner is ...
Congratulations!!! please email me on :)

Have a brilliant Easter whatever you do ... catch up with you all soon

Thursday, 21 April 2011


Morning All!!!
Well can you believe it ... I'm one year old!!!
This time last year I was a "Blogging Virgin" LOL and was just starting out - didn't really have a clue what I was doing - kept wondering whether anyone would actually want to see the cards I make and listen to what I had to say and then one year on I have made so many wonderful "blogging" friends from all over the world, design for 4 different Design Teams and have my own digital download site - WOW!!!!!
Thank you to everyone who has commented over the past year - I love to read your comments :)
So .... I just wanted you to share in my birthday and give you all the opportunity to win some candy!!
Here it is!!!
Candy consists of ......
Stamp set
sticky border strips
Craft Book
domed stickers
Bow maker
various 8x8 papers
chipboard tags
and one of my new clear stamp sets!!
Just leave your name with Mr Linky below :)

Sunday, 17 April 2011


Morning Blogland
PHEW!!! ..... I'VE LAUNCHED!!!!!
What a day I had yesterday - It went way beyond my wildest dreams!! So many people turned up and I can't begin to thank them enough for all their support - it has been brilliant!!! I now realise how many wonderful friends I have - thank you all so much!!!!!
Would you like to see some pics ......
Here you go
Before everyone arrived
My ribbons!! and my wonderful ribbon rack made by my brother!!
Just Mingling
And again
A Big, Big thank you to everyone who came!!!
About to push the button to launch the website!!!
It has been a very exhausting couple of weeks but well worth it, I am just a little bit proud of myself!!
I really hope you all like my new website, here is a badge for you sidebar if you would like to pop it on your blog with a link - that would be absolutely fab!!!!
My website is ......
and here is the badge
Thanks so much again to everyone for all your support - it really is appreciated big time!!!!!
Have a great day
Catch up with you all soon

Thursday, 14 April 2011


Morning Blogland
Such a busy week this week trying to fit everything in - but I'm getting there ... only 2 DAYS LEFT TO THE LAUNCH!!!
Anyway ... another challenge starts today over at DO IT WITH DIGIS and this time we want to see ....
FAIRIES, PIXIES AND ELVES on your creations :)
As usual my DT have come up with some fabulous cards - don't take my word for it .. pop on over and have a look for yourself - they are fab!!!!
We are very lucky that Roberta from PRAIRIE FAIRY is sponsoring us again and we all got to work with her Fairy/Pixie images - thanks Bertie!!!
Here's my card ...

This little cutie is called A LITTLE FRIEND and i've coloured him with copics, I've distressed the edges of the card and paper with a distressing tool and distress inks and added ribbon, pearls and a brilliant toadstool charm which you can find at EWE 2 CAN CRAFT which is our Diva Sharon's shop - she has loads and loads of amazing charms!!  The sentiment is one of mine and can be found at SENTIMENTS 4 YOU as part of a set of 6 :)
Hope you likey :)
Catch up with you all soon

Sunday, 10 April 2011


Morning Blogland
Another glorious morning here in sunny Essex - off shopping with my daughter soon so before I go I thought I'd pop by and let you know that it is new challenge time at TOTALLY TILDA and this time our Challenge theme is:
Tilda From Around The World (but not England)
So we would like to noticeably see your work is representing a county from around the world other than England, Please tell us what country your card represents in your post.
As usual the DT have come up with some fab creations - pop on over and have a look for yourself :)
and the fabulous Nikki from BUNNY ZOE CRAFTS is sponsoring us - so well worth an entry!!
Here's mine ...

I bought this Tilda, Native American Tilda, awhile ago with this challenge in mind :) I've coloured her with copics and added a "feather" charm, the papers were very kindly given to me by my blogging buddy mummy Christine - thank you!! The sentiment is a Native American Saying which I've cut out with nesties - these are my new nesties - Fleur De Lis Squares which will be available in my new shop!! The card shape is a die cut stepper card which will also be available to buy in my new shop too - soooo excited for the launch next week!!!
Oh well ... off shopping now ...
Catch up with you all soon :)

Saturday, 9 April 2011


Morning Blogland!!
Another beautiful day here in sunny Essex!! Christmas seems ages away ... but not in blogland ... and not for DCD CHRISTMAS CLUB as the new challenge starts today :)
This week's theme is CREATE A CHRISTMAS SCENE
you must use at least 2 stamps and one of which MUST BE A TILDA
Lots of inspiration for you so pop on over and check it out!!
Here's mine ...

This week I am very happy to be sponsoring the challenge from my digi store SENTIMENTS 4 YOU and the DT all very kindly used my sentiments - this set is available to buy now :)
The winner of the challenge will receive a $10.00 gift certificate to spend in my store :)
On my card I used Tilda unwrapping gifts and masked her and them stamped the parcels behind her - both were coloured with copics - I made my sentiment large to be a focal point and cut out with nesties.  The scallop card blank is a new favourite shape of mine ... and I will be selling them, along with the petal point shape, from my new online store when it launches next week!!
The sentiments are available as a set of 6 over at SENTIMENTS 4 YOU
Hope you have a great day wherever you are and whatever your weather!!
Catch up with you all soon

Friday, 8 April 2011


Afternoon all!!
Another challenge has just started over at FAIRY FUN FRIDAY and this time we want to see you INSPIRED BY A NURSERY RHYME
When I saw this challenge I knew exactly which images of Robertas I would use and which nursery rhyme it would be ... can you guess????

The animals went in two by two, hurrah! hurrah!
The animals went in two by two, hurrah! hurrah!
The animals went in two by two, the elephant and the kangaroo
And they all went into the ark, for to get out of the rain.
This is Elsie and Elwin Elephant aren't they the cutest!!! I've coloured them with copics.  The sentiment I made to match the rhyme.  Don't forget to check out the other DT creations as they are all fab!!!
I showed you a "sneak peak" a couple of weeks ago and have been teasing you but next week MY ONLINE SHOP LAUNCHES!!! I'M SOOOOO EXCITED!!!! I will be stocking nestabilities, Martha Stewart punches, Marianne Design dies, ribbons, buttons, decorative pins, flowers, card candy and much more.  I will also be stocking my own design range of sentiment stamps and have 4 brand new sets coming!!
I've have been so busy getting my website sorted and it's still under construction at the moment so I need 48 hours in the day LOL!!!
Next week I will post my badge here and it would be great if you could display it on your blogs for me :)
ALSO - if you can get to me I'm having a LAUNCH DAY on Saturday 16th April to showcase my goodies - if you are interested email me and I'll send you details :)
Oh and by the way I won't be stopping my digi site SENTIMENTS 4 YOU - that will still be there and I know I've neglected it a bit of late but I promise there are some new digis coming soon!!
Catch up with you all soon

Thursday, 7 April 2011


Morning All
Just thought I'd pop by and let you know that you still have a week to enter the challenge over at DO IT WITH DIGIS
Di's backgrounds were so gorgeous - I just had to make another one LOL ...

I made this sentiment because at the moment Life is Good for me - very, very busy - but good nonetheless :)
this background is from Di's Digi Downloads and is called bridge background
I kept the card really simple as I didn't want to over-shadow the background ... Tilda and the background are both coloured with copics and I've just added some punched out flowers to the tree and grass
don't forget to pop on over and check out the DT inspiration and maybe enter for yourself
Catch up with you all soon :)


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