Wednesday, 31 July 2013

I'm So Excited!!!!!

Go on, see if you can guess what I'm doing tomorrow............
I guess you'll need a clue.

And before you ask, no, I'm not going skiing lol!

I'm not even going to take up tree climbing......

But I might not be able to sleep and get up at the 
crack of dawn! 
Are you any closer ?

Go on, can you guess yet?????

Lavinia Stamps Design Team

I'm joining the Lavina Stamps Design Team!
I'm hoping to take some of my lovely followers along with me to have a play! Check out the lovely stamps here
Go on, treat yourself and join me tomorrow at the start of the new challenge theme!

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

A BIG Number.

Hope you're having a Totally happy Tuesday!
Just a quick remember that we are on a count down, there's just under one week left for 
This is a card made a few weeks ago using one of the 
there's an image there for all of the Big birthdays and some for the smaller number birthdays too, just take a look, at only £1.75 it's got to be good!

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
AI52, Celebration,
CIC3, Fresh and bright,
MIM151, Anything goes,
MFC, Circles,
TSC73, Digi,
LTC76, Colour inspiration.

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Sunday, 28 July 2013

Killer Heels.

As usual, a quick post with my LIM entry for this week,
I was a bit excited when I saw the picture prompt as this is one of my most favourite digi images, in fact I also used it a couple of weeks ago for another LIM entry.

 I just added a punched edge along with ribbon and a tag and the most gorgeous Black Diamond Swarovski Crystals.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
LIM 130, Photo inspiration,
CMM72, Monochrome,
CAS251, Sketch,
PCJ, Punches and die cuts.

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Check It Out!

SGC Design Team

The new teams have been announced over at 
Call by to find out who's who and leave some word of encouragement.
Catch you later,

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Another Cricut Birthday

Jut sharing the card I made for our nieces birthday today, this time I used the Calligraphy Cartridge to cut the numbers.

Jut added a charm along with her name.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
SC, Birthday,
CMM72, Monochrome,
MCC, Emboss it,
TTT106, Spooled,
2TC55, Bingo,
AI51, Embosing,
BZC, Pink and white,
LAC, Monochrome,
MIM150, Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Cricut Birthday

Not a lot to say about this one.

Just a bit of clever Cricutting, 

And some dimension created with foam pads.

 I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
DBD, Anything goes,
LRW, Tag,
R&RCB, Anything goes,
ATSM55, Photo insp,
AGC97, Anything goes,
TTT106, Spooled,
CDD11, Birthday,
CYP172, Birthday,
CC96, Birthday,
MIM150, Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, 24 July 2013


Big, Blinging, Bunch of Blooms

Not much else to say really except I've never printed out an image this big before!

 It's a good job that the flowers are so easy to colour! 
The hardest bit was adding all of the bling, I didn't realise that I had quite so many colours and sizes!

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
PPC137, Bling,
CSD, Bling,
TTT106, Spooled Items,
CMC25, Pearls and Gems,
MIM150, Anything goes.

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Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Slightly In The Shadows

I wanted to make a good luck card  for a teacher who has taught at the local school for many years, 

As she grows sunflowers I "grew" my own from a scalloped circle, the flowers centre was cut, embossed over part of a snowflake embossing folder and shaped it well adding it using silicone glue, lol, it's so domed that it cast a shadow on the lower part of the bloom. I used washi tape for the stem, adding some to card scraps from which I then cut leaves. 

I wanted each of my children to be able to write their own personal message so on the inside of the card I made pockets to slide tags into. 

I'm using this card for the following challenges :-
CIO ,with washi tape,
CVCC5, Summer,
AI51, Embossing,
LIM129, Hand made flowers,
TSATF48, Spooled.

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Monday, 22 July 2013

Early Riser

It's an early start for me today,I kept tossing and turning, my head spinning with worries so in the end I thought It'd be better to just get up. Anyway, won't burden you with the details but it involves trying to organise my lovely elderly mum for her first holiday in a few years, first time she's been on a coach trip solo. I think I'm more worried about it than I would be if it were one of my teenage children, at least they know how to use a mobile phone!

Anyway, my bank of photos is growing so thought I'd share a card made a few weeks back, another order from my friend so it's the same LO but different colour scheme.

It's LCI Leopard Killer Heels digi,
 and some papers I've had forever!
Whilst I'm here, just a quick reminder that there's still a couple of weeks left to enter this months Ladybug

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
GI, Anything goes,
OSAAT173, Use your favourite,(killer heels)
TCP, Girl thing,
MCM, Birthday,
CMM72, Monochrome,
DD45, BOB.

Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Sock It To Em!

I've been a bit on the busy side these last few weeks, my photos of cards still to blog is growing as I'm not getting the time on the lap top. Here's one of them using a Mo manning image along with some LOTV Nitwits papers. 
(Sorry for the blurry photo)

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
4CCC151, Boys,
AI114, Twine,
BAB194, Colour challenge,
SND, Boy thing.

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Sunday, 14 July 2013

There's Snow On The Hills.

It's flippin hot ! In my crafty cabin it's reading 30 deg and what am I doing? Playing at making snow lol!
After yesterday's playing with masking fluid, I thought I'd try another LIM card, this time using the masking fluid for the reason I bought it, creating snow! 
I didn't go as heavy with the colour as perhaps I should have so the snow flurries aren't quite as pronounced as perhaps they should be but I can see me using this technique lots for this Christmas. 

Looking at the photo, maybe the stickles are still a little damp.

I'm going to have a look through my stamps to see what else I could use to create a snowy scene!

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
CASOS12, Christmas in July,
CWWC48, Christmas in July,
TCC178, Shaped,
CHNC133, Trees,
LIM128, One layer, shaped.

Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, 13 July 2013

A Couple Of Firsts!

 Evening, it's me again. Wasn't sure if I was going to share this or not but it contains a couple of firsts for me so if I didn't share it, you wouldn't know if  I ever get any better with practice lol!
It's the first time that I've used white embossing powder, or sea foam white to be prezact  lol! , I've been meaning to open the pot for ages but kept forgetting, then yesterday I saw the lovely Eileen's card  boy oh boy is this lady talented! Anyway, when I saw the LIM theme this week, I came up with this idea. The other first for me was using masking fluid, I stamped, embossed and coloured my butterfly, painted masking fluid over it so that my colouring would be safe when I sponged distress inks over the area. I then used the negative of my die cut to ink the centre of my flower. I can tell you it's fun removing the dried fluid to reveal the butterfly again, if you've never used it before,  check this out, this lady is the queen of masking fluid!

I'm using this card for the following challenge:-
LIM128, One layer shaped card.

I do wish that I'd thought to add some shadowing around the wings to help "pop" the butterfly from the flower, oh well, maybe next time!
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Time Flies!

I can't believe where the time goes! 
It seems like yesterday that my lovely friends daughter started school, instead of that, she's now 8!

A super girlie card was in order,
there's plenty of glitter too but unfortunately, even with squinted eyes you'll be lucky to see it, my camera doesn't seem to pick it up!

Here's what I came up with using my lovely 
 "Fairy house" by Lavinia Stamps,
papers by Nitwits at LOTV and a few die cuts!

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
L.S 5, Die cuts,
IMF111, Anything goes,
TPF175, Flutters,
CFAS56, Bingo, top line,
CCC14, Numbers.

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Friday, 12 July 2013

Sewing Patchwork.

Another of those last minute requests came yesterday, luckily I had the perfect image for a tailor!

The gorgeous Nitwits paper remnants were perfect for a bit of patchwork!

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
MD168, Tag,
BC173, Stars,
SC24, Ribbon,
UIT59, Birthday, (paper remnants)
DDC225, TTT,Top left to bottom right.

Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, 11 July 2013

No Spooling

It's time for a new challenge with the Southern Girls and as usual, Trace has lined us up with some great sponsors.
Check out the challenge blog for full details.
The theme for this one is
The little bird house and bird are cut using Marianne dies, Marianne are one of this fortnights sponsors. 

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
TPS 120, Swirly girly,
MIM148, Anything goes,
CCH149, Without stamps,
FAS54, Sketch.

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

CAS Birthday Washi.

Just a quick reminder that the challenge at Totally Ladybug Tuesday is on for a month this time, this means you still have three weeks left to enter the

I know I always grab for this image when I'm short on time but it's so lovely and a quick one to colour.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
TTCRD, Anything goes,
UIT, Birthday, (my gorgeous crystals)
CforC1, Flowers,
C4C249, Not square,
DMC96, Anything goes,
MIM148, Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, 6 July 2013


Ever since I saw the theme of this weeks theme at Less is more challenge this morning, I have found myself  singing an 80's song, all together now lol! 

"Aaaahhhh,aaahhhhh, we fade to grey, fade to grey"

I can't really remember the rest of the words but to be honest, even though I quite liked the hit at the at the time, 
today it has really got on my pip!
So, I thought I'd make a card for the challenge, couldn't do it, I mucked around, embossing, cutting, punching, stamping, adding eyelettes, you name it, I gave it a go, have to say that the ridiculous, so not my style card is fit for nothing but the bin and that's where it will go later!
I gave up, ate my tea, sulked a bit and returned to my cabin to tidy, there, on my bench was the perfect image for the job, I'm really giving the "Leopard Killer Heels" digi a lot of use at the mo, I've already made one card today using it, 
so with this one it makes two!

How cool it looks coloured in grey,
Copic W3 and W5 to be precise!

I even found that I had the most perfect Swarovski Black diamond Crystals to  
add that touch of bling!

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
LIM127, Shades of grey,
CCC13, Stitch,
TTCRD, Anything goes,
MIM147, Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, 5 July 2013

Who Turned The Light Out?

Just sharing another of the cards that I made a few weeks ago, how I wish I'd checked my photos before I packaged them up! 

Could you just squint a little?  
The cards didn't look too bad, honest!
I love making this style of card, don't think I've done one with three flowers before though but I might be mistaken.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
PCJ, Not square,
CFAS55, Girly,
CM20, Flowers,
SD, Dies and punches,
CCC13, Stitches,
PM276, Diecuts,
MIM147, Anything goes.

Hope you have a great weekend,
Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, 4 July 2013

A Bit Of A Blur

Just sharing another card I made a few weeks back but couldn't share at the time. This one features an old favourite stamp set of mine my Marij Rahder, I just did a bit of masking so that Antoniou looks like he's clutching a bunch of roses instead of waving.
I wish I' checked my photos at the time as I hadn't realised it was a tad blurry!

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
SR183, Anything goes,
CUM85, Travel,
TTCRD, Anything goes,
FC17, Birthday,
MIM147, Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

A Ladybug Birthday!

Happy Tuesday!
Today it's Ladybug Sue's special birthday, it's a big one for her and I'm hoping that she'll forgive me that my card as yet, isn't on it's way, oops, sorry Sue!
So Sue decided to celebrate the day by hosting this fortnight's totally Ladybug Tuesday challenge, and the theme is
The lucky Ladybugs have been given new birthday images to play with for this challenge, they are available from today here,
My lovely image is Wizard Billie, how cute is this!
I love it!
The Ladybugs have some sad news and some good news for you today,
Lovely  Laurie has hung up her Ladybug wings for the time being but as from today the lovely Lyndsey is joining our happy little crew, I hope you'll stop by and wish her luck, she might need it, coping with us lot lol!

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
CBN, Metal,
CCCB, Shaped cards,
CCC249, Shaped card,
FC17, Birthday,
MIM147, Anything goes,
JSC, Not square,
AGOAC86, Teddies,
MSC113, Birthday.

Thanks for stopping by,