Tuesday, February 28, 2012

LOTV cute little Ted....

Hi there, I hope everyone is having a good week. I'm a little tied up at the moment with orders for cards and this one was for a Birthday. I have used a LOTV die cut from the Cuddly Teddies sheet, I think he's adorable. They are a Godsend when you've got very little time and have to churn out cards very quickly. Sometimes I actually forget I have them....lol The paper is a digi download from ages ago, unfortunately I can't find the file...I must try and get better organised.
 Die cuts are Oval Nesties, square scalloped nesties,and Marianne Creatables flourish which has had the end swirl cut off and I used it as a stem for the daisy. The border is Martha Stewart. The lace  is from Wild orchid crafts and the rest is from my stash.
Thanks for popping in I hope you like my card today.
Happy crafting

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Love is in the air @ Charisma this week

Good morning all!

Before we get on to this week's challenge over at Charisma Cardz we'd like to give a huge welcome to our latest Design Team members to Team Carly please welcome


We look forward to working with you and seeing all your fabulous creations!!!

Now then this week's challenge has been set by the lovely Clare! Who's chosen the theme....

Yep that's right! we want to see all your lovey dovey cards this week, may it be, wedding anniversary, love you card, with love, etc Please remember this must follow theme!

What can you win this week??


Joanna Sheen are generously offering a £10 voucher! wow!! Joanna Sheen's website also offer free p&p worldwide!! how cool is that!!! 
Buy our digi stamps here...
Sally-Ann of Digistamp Boutique is our monthly sponsor who has kindly sponsored this challenge with one lucky winner the chance to pick SIX Single Digi's of their choice from her online shop! *If you've not heard of her before OMG! Where have you been? Sally-ann's digi's are so cute!! Get over there have a peek!

Looking forward to seeing all your lovely creations again this week. Don't forget to check out our Fab Charisma Gals inspiration for you and if you have time please visit their blogs and leave some love.
Happy crafting....

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A lovely award.....

 A lovely award from my friend Elaine, thanks so much for thinking of me.

The idea of the Liebster Blog Award is to spread the love from one small blog (under 200 followers) to other small blogs. This helps to spread knowledge and readership.
To accept the award, you must:
1) Link back to the person who gave it and thank them for thinking of you.
2) Post the award to your blog.
3) Give the award to 5 bloggers (with less than 200 followers) that you appreciate and value.
4) Leave a comment on the blogs of the five people you have chosen to let them know.

"Liebster" in German means "dearest", so to carry on the Liebster tradition, I am going to pass the award on to 5 people who's blogs have been an inspiration to me and my crafting. To be honest, passing this on will be difficult as there are so many wonderful small blogs that have inspired me. It will be a challenge to chose only 5. However, as needs must, here are 5 wonderful and inspiring blogs/ bloggers that I would love to pass the Liebster Blog award on to (in no particular order).
The 5 bloggers I would like to award are;

All very creative ladies.............

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Hi there lovely bloggers, just grabbing a few minutes before bedtime to post this card. Ive had a really busy day today.
 I had my sweet little Grand Daughter Niamh today while her Daddy helped his brother my middle Son, move back home here today for a few weeks while he hunts for a new house/flat. The lease on his flat is up and he still hasn't got a new place, so all his furniture and belongings came with him. We are storing his suite and other stuff in our dining room so it will be TV dinners for a while as I had to dismantle my dining table and chairs. Never mind I'm sure we will manage and it's really lovely having him home for a while. No more waffling here is my card....

Just thought I'd sneak a pic in of Niamh as well....she's just too cute. I spent the day on the floor playing with her and following her around  making sure she didn't get into any cupboards......note to Grandad we need cupboard locks...lol. Just getting steady on her feet now and she's exploring everywhere....
Thanks for your visit today, have a lovely weekend.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Male 80th Birthday square pop out card

A card for an 80th Birthday for a man who loves to read. When I gave it to my friend who had asked for it,she looked at the image and said " That's just him" I was so pleased.....she loved the card. Here is the recipe....
Papers ....Papermania
Image ... Digi Stamp Boutique
Labels 2 Nesties
Sizzix large numbers die
Woodware small heart punch
and the rest is from my stash.

This was a pack of pop up square cards I got at the last SECC craft show in October and this is the first time I've used them. A little different from the usual shapes I use but I quite like it. I hope you do too.
Thanks for popping into my blog today.
Happy crafting.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Happy Anniversary @ Charisma

Good morning all !!
This week our theme is chosen by our lovely Joanne and it is...

Happy Anniversary!

Our wonderful sponsors this week are...

Bunny Zoes

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Bunny Zoes are offering one lucky winner...

wow! Bunny Zoes stock loads of fab craft supplies, why not take a look at their New Arrivals?

Meljens Designs
and Meljens Designs are generously offering one winner 4 Digis of their choice!!
Our wonderful talented DT have some awesome creations for you this week so why not pop over and feast your eyes.

No DT card from me this week as it's team Gem's turn but I'll be back later with an 80th card to share with you.
C U Soon

Monday, February 13, 2012

Another Valentine...

Just a quick post tonight to share Hubby's Valentine.....made at the last minute....One day I will get myself organized...lol.
 Anyway I used Basil Basic red card stock, Grand Nesti Die............ cut with my Big Shot...yes!!you can cut the three smallest ones in the pack without the need for the Grand Callibur or other large cutting machines, it gives you a nice big matt. Small Woodware heart punch, Marianne Creatables Heart die and Circle Scalloped Nestie.
The image is from the Forever Friends CD Black and Gold Collection which came free with the Cards & Papercrafts Mag a few weeks ago.
The sentiment was done on my laptop and I used the Beyond Wonderland Font.
 I'm off now to get on with some orders for cards, I need to find some pics of 'Upsy Daisy' for a 2 year old's card but I might have a wee go at my Mini Album first, I started it on Thursday and I'm loving every minute I spend on it. Wish I had made one years ago!! So watch this space hopefully I'll be showing some pics later in the week . I would love to do a video of it but I've never tried one before. Maybe my Son Matt can help out if I ask him nicely....lol.

Thanks for popping in..

Sunday, February 12, 2012

New Linky Followers tool......

Hello there! As you are no doubt aware by now we are losing the followers box or Google Friend Connect as it's known. As I don't want to lose all of my lovely followers I have installed the Linky Followers box on the right hand side bar. If you still wish to be a follower then please use the new Linky and I will visit your blog and repay the compliment. Thanks so much....

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Cute Valentine Bear from DSB..

If you're looking for a lovely little image for a Valentine card you can find this one at the Digi Stamp Boutique. This card was a commission I made this week.  This image is part of a set and can be used for any occasion not just Valentines.
Materials used are
 Hearts  and swiss dots embossing folders
Circle Nesties
Marianne Creatables Heart die
 Woodware small heart punch
 Charms, suede tie and alpha stamps are from my stash.

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Charisma wk#5 Things with Wings....

Happy Thursday everyone! This week at Charisma we are looking for THINGS WITH WINGS. As always you can make whatever you like as long as it complies with the rules and meets the challenge.
Now on to this week sponsors.

www.washitapes.co.uk : The UK washitape specialist

The lovely Sherie from Washitapes has kindly donated this gorjuss bundle of washi tapes worth around £50!! for ONE lucky winner this week!
(Before i forget Sherie is also sponsoring the OFFICAL K&Co Smash* Addicts group over on Facebook over the next two weeks with an identical bundle so if your a Smash*booker! be sure to go here! to join in with that challenge too!

 Supplying A Fab Range Of Papercraft Items, Cards & Gifts Plus Wedding Stationery

The Lovely Emma From Crafty Emma's Store has given us a £10 voucher (exc p&p) for one lucky winner this week! Hey did you know Emma's store has sooo many wonderful crafty products why not have a peek you never know what you may find including a bargain or two!!! (or ten if your like me) haha!

Crafty Ribbons

The Lovely Ali from Crafty ribbons has so kindly donated a lovely selection of Gorjuss fairy ribbons for a lucky winner this week! 

Don't forget the rest of the Charisma Gals ...you can see their inspiration for you this week over on the Challenge blog.
Materials I used for this card...
Craft adhesive Butterfly form the Works.
Prima paper Botanicals
Feather, pearl swirl and ribbon from my stash.

I think this must be one of the quickest cards I've ever made. Very easy when you have such luscious papers to work with.

I hope you have a lovely day, happy crafting.

I would also like to enter this card in....
Crafty Creations....Swirly Whirly

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Shabby Chic Pink & Blue

 Hi, this card is for a lady who loves to read. Rather than use an image this time I decided to put a little open book on the card. I think it works okay and hopefully she will like it too.
The papers are from the Paper Cellar and Papermania, all flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts and the ribbon and pearls are from Mei Flower. I also used a Martha Stewart border punch and Marianne Creatables heart die and Nesties.
I hope you all had a lovely weekend , thanks for popping in.

Thursday, February 02, 2012


Good morning everyone, the last seven days have just flown by and we are onto this weeks challenge already which is...
and was chosen by Allison! 

Simon Says Stamp

$20 voucher


Pink Cat Studio

Winner gets 5 digi's of their choice 
 Our Charisma Gals have been busy creating gorgeous cards for your inspiration, so please pop over and see them and join in our Vintage them this week.

Its team Gem's turn this week so I'm afraid I don't have a card to share with you but I'll be back later with some SMASH pages to share... and a certain little bear...lol
Happy Thursday!!

Wednesday, February 01, 2012


The second  card with this image this week, this one is for my friend Susan it's her Birthday today.
Pink papers from Papermania, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Sizzix champagne flute die, Marianne Creatables Flourish die and Martha Stewart Arch border punch.  Ribbon and charm from Mei Flower and of course the image is Nevaeh from Saturated Canary, I adore this image she's definitely my favourite. 
Just got time to do some Smashing before bed time, Now where did I leave my SMASH book...?

Of course we can Snuggles....  I'll help you do a page about your Beary buddies.