Sunday, 24 July 2011


Good Morning All
It's supposed to be sunny today ... it don't look like it at the moment LOL ... come on sun where are you????
Oh well ... ironing and crafting it is then!
Now .. just to let you know there is still about a week to enter our challenge over at TOTALLY TILDA - our theme this time is ....
so we don't want no cards this time around .... we want to see a Christmas Decoration you would HANG on your tree :)
If you are in any doubt pop on over and check out the DT inspiration ... just gorgeous as usual :)
Here's mine .....

I used my new fave toy ... my Grand Caliber, and using the grand circles made a frame in gold mirri card (I made two identical ones and glued them back to back for more stability and so that it is gold on both sides), then using a holly punch .. punched out lots of holly leaves in shades of green and arranged them around the frame .. added some red mirri card candy and some glitter
Then, using my crop-a-dile, I punched a hole in the top and set it with an eyelet and threaded ribbon through.
I think this is still one of my fave Tildas, Santa's Little Helper, and I coloured her with Promarkers
Hope you likey :)
Have a fab Sunday and I'll catch up with you soon :)

Friday, 22 July 2011


Good Morning All ...
and the sun is shining!!! Hooray!!!
Just thought I'd pop by and show you a card I made for my neice who moved home this week ...

This great image is from Make it Crafty and is the Mushroom House .. they have some fabulous digi images you really should take a look :) ... and I coloured it with copics
Then I couldn't find the right sentiment ... so I made a new set LOL!! you can find them HERE at CRAFTS 4 YOU ... and don't forget it's FREEBIE FRIDAY time at SENTIMENTS 4 YOU pop on over and grab yours :)
Have a great Friday and I'll catch up with you soon

Thursday, 21 July 2011


Morning All
Well .... the heading says fun in the summer and here in Essex it's so miserable!! oh well I'll just stay in indoors lol!! 
Today sees another challenge at DO IT WITH DIGIS - so many great entries again last time - thank you
Would just like to welcome VICKY and HAZEL to the team .. they are my new Divas and their creations are   absolutely fantastic ... go check them out!!!
 The theme this time is ......
we want to see summer themed cards .. what does summer mean to you??
We are sponsored this time around by the fantastic Di at DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS - check out her images they are gorgeous!!
Here's mine ...

This is one of Di's fab images SEASIDE TED - thought he just about summed up summer for me (if only the weather allowed it LOL) - I coloured him with Promarkers and did some matting and layering, added some seam binding and card candy.  The sentiment is one of mine and is from a set of 6 - SUNSHINE SMILES which all the DT used this time around on their cards ... go check them out HERE they are fabulous!!!!
Ingredients for card
Promarkers - Ewe 2 Can Craft
Card Candy - Crafts 4 You
Seam Binding - Crafts 4 You
Sunshine Smiles sentiments - Sentiments 4 You - Crafts 4 You
Can't wait to see what you come up with - oh well ... off to the grind now LOL I'll catch up with you all soon :)

Friday, 15 July 2011


Good Morning All
It's a gorgeous day here in sunny Essex ... let's hope it last into the weekend :)
Thought I'd stop by today and show you a card I made for a lady who worked for my hubby and she took early retirement usual he says "can you do me a retirement card" .. I say "sure .. when do you need it by?" ... he says "tomorrow!!!" - what are they like LOL!!!
Anyway .. after a quick trawl on the internet I came up with a fab digi image and then made a sentiment to match ...

This great image is by Karen's Doodles and is called FREEDOM - I coloured her with promarkers and added some glitter to the bubbles, then cut the image out using Labels One nesties and did a bit of distressing around the edge.  The sentiment is one of mine and I resized it to fit perfectly into the SU oval punch - it is today's Friday Freebie over at SENTIMENTS FOR YOU so go grab it for yourself!!
I thought it was such a fun card for a retirement ... what do you think??
Have a great Friday and weekend and I'll catch up with you soon :)

Wednesday, 13 July 2011


Afternoon Blogland
Just thought I'd stop by and show you a card I made for a class I taught last week "Furry Friends"

This pretty little cat was a stamp in a previous Do Crafts promotion - to be honest I forgot I'd bought it LOL but turned out to be perfect for the class
This is one of my sentiments which is part of a set that is coming soon ... so watch this space!!
I finished the card off with card candy and a gorgeous charm which "purrfectly" matches the stamp - I got it from my good friend Sharon's shop EWE 2 CAN CRAFT
Hope you likey :)
I would like to enter :
Have a good evening and catch up with you all soon 

Sunday, 10 July 2011


Morning All!!
Well I've just finished my ironing ... so the day is mine yay!!!
What's a girl to do ..... mmm let me think ..... CRAFT!!!! LOL
Anyway ... before I sneak off just wanted to let you know that there is till a week to run on the current challenge over at TOTALLY TILDA where the theme this time around is :
Check out all the fabulous inspiration - the TT girls have done themselves proud :)
Here's mine ....

I bought Tilda with Birdcage ages ago and have been dying to use her but couldn't think of the right challenge .. when I saw this theme I knew this was the one - I've coloured her with Promarkers
I used a kraft card blank and this DP is from Basic Grey Porcelain range - but unfortunately is discontinued which is silly because it's a favourite of so many peeps!!
Butterflies are a Martha Stewart Punch and the bird cage and sentiment stamps are from a Creative Expressions stamp plate
Now the flower ... the base of the flower is a Marianne Creatables Die and the middle of the flower is made with Seam Binding ... I was shown how to do this by a good friend of mine Jackie Da Silva ... check out her blog HERE  - so I can't take credit for the idea but I've done a little tutorial for you which I'm sure she won't mind me showing you how
You can get your seam binding from my webshop CRAFTS FOR YOU ... HERE
Oh well... I'm off now - hope my mojo is there ... have lots to make LOL
Catch up with you all soon

Thursday, 7 July 2011


Good Morning Blogland
It's a miserable day where I am ... hope it's better where you are :)
Well ..... time has flown by again and it's time for another challenge at DO IT WITH DIGIS we had some gorgeous entries last time ... can't wait to see again this time!
The theme this time is :
so we obviously would like to see spot or stripes or both on your creations
I am sponsoring the challenge from my shop CRAFTS 4 YOU and there is a fab prize up for grabs for our winner ... check it out plus at the DT cards ... as usual they haven't let me down - just fab!!!!
Here's mine ....

This fabulous image is from Mo Manning and is called TWO ALL ... I love it ... it reminds me of my daughter when she was little and when she had a tantrum ... oh my those were the days!!! LOL
I've coloured her with promarkers and simply typed a sentiment added some spots and stripes and there you have it ... hope you like it :)
I would like to enter ...
Well that's all from me for now ... I will be back!! LOL
Catch up with you all soon

Tuesday, 5 July 2011


Evening Blogland
Just thought I'd stop by and show you a card I made for a class I taught a week or so ago "Here Comes Summer"

These bathing belles are from an unmounted stamp set by Creative Expressions "Beach Gals" and are available at my shop CRAFTS 4 YOU and they are in the sale!! and I've coloured them with promarkers .. the beach sign and sentiment are all part of the same set :) DP's are by CRAFT CREATIONS
I've attached the sentiment by threading BAKERS TWINE through the circle and then wrapping it around the papers :)
Hope you like it ... I think my ladies had fun making it!!
I would like to enter
Catch up with you all soon

Sunday, 3 July 2011


Morning Blogland ... another beautiful day here in sunny Essex ..... I going to chill today and do some crafting for me for a change!
Yesterday I took my "Shop" on the road ... so to speak ... and visited a local Scrapbooking Crop where I met a bunch of lovely ladies ... they get together regularly (once a month) and craft all day (my idea of heaven!!)
My friend Jackie, who runs it, asked me if I would like to take my "shop" along ... so I did :) ... and hopefully I will be going back again next time .... had such a lovely day!!
Thought I'd show you some pics of my shop all set up and ready to go (unfortunately didn't get any as the day progressed as it was so busy and didn't get a chance)

Right .. I'm off to get settled in for a day of crafting hehehe
Catch up with you all soon :)


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