Friday, 27 May 2016

♥ Sweet little shabby chic crochet hanging ornaments ♥

Hi there ... what a beautiful day it is here in Northern Ireland :)  I do hope the weather is great were you are.  I am getting back into my love of shabby chic creating,  I didn't realise just how much I missed it and now that I have learned to crochet I am loving combining my paper crafting with my crocheting  My friend custom ordered these for a birthday gift for her friend and I was super excited to make them for her.
I crocheted around the paper {I found an old cuttlebug die that has a circle with holes pierced round it and it is perfect!! for this technique} and I used Melissa Frances 5th Ave paper, beautiful pink paper roses, pearl trim and pearl hearts and beautiful seam binding.  I must make myself one as I love how they turned out. The butterfly is cut from a Papertrey ink die.

Have a blessed weekend ♥

Thursday, 26 May 2016

♥ Simon says stamp ~ anything goes ♥

Hi there ... just a quick post to share a cute 3 x 3 notecard I made using up my stash :)  you would not believe how old this sticker is ... LOL ... it's from K & Co, bought it years ago.
The gorgeous background paper is one of my all time favourites (I hoard it) Melissa Frances 5th Ave.
I so enjoy making these tiny cards, great to have on hand and also to use up those little bits of paper we cannot bin .. LOL
I'm joining in with challenge over at Simon says stamp ... anything goes ♥

Have a blessed day ♥

Monday, 23 May 2016

♥ CAS butterfly card ♥

Hi there, I made this card a few weeks back using some new crafty goodies I bought.  Very clean and simple design.  The embossed background is the weathered embossing folder from Taylored Expressions .... the gorgeous paper I cut out the butterfly from is from My Minds Eye on trend 2 collection ... stunning paper!!
The celebrate is cut from a Waffle Flower die (love the font)  The tiny heart in centre of butterfly is from a Paper Smooches set.

Hope you are all having a great Monday
blessings ♥

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

♥ Mr & Mrs ♥

Hi there ... two posts in one week ... LOL ... on a roll :)   I made this card for our niece who is getting married this year and I love how it turned out, a lovely soft shabby chic design.
The little bird cage is a wood veneer piece and I added a ribbon bow and lace, mulberry flower and at either side of the flower I added two heart pearl embellishments.  The background paper is a new paper pad I got, its from Lemoncraft ~ House of Roses , absolutely gorgeous paper and it is quite a heavy weight paper, definitely buying more! :)
I'm joining with the challenge over at Curtain Call ~ birdhouse challenge ♥
Thanks for stopping by.

Have a blessed week ♥

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

♥ Crocheted hair clips ♥

Just popping in to say hi and to show you all what I have been making :)   I'm in a crocheting mood at the moment, once I start I cannot put the crochet hook down .... LOL
I have been making these cute little hair clips crocheting little flowers and adding a little pearl.
I am delighted how they turned out.  They would make perfect little gifts for any age, I would wear them myself.  I also have hearts ready to make some more.

Hope you are all doing well
Blessings!! ♥

Sunday, 17 April 2016

♥ Another card for Ribbon girl April challenge ♥

Hi there, hope you are all having a blessed day.  Popping in to share another card that i'm going to enter into Ribbon girl April challenge  I recently bought this super!! cute stamp by Stamping Bella and I think it is totally adorable :)  I have seen a few more of their cute stamps I would like.
I am trying to start building up my copic collection again as I hadn't been colouring for a very long time, but I bought a colouring book and it just reminded me just how much I had missed colouring in my stamped images and how relaxing it is.
This little guy is called "mail chick" and I just used some simple matting and layering with my stitched rectangles.  This set does come with a sentiment which I didn't use on this card, I decided to use a sentiment from Lawn fawn instead

Have a fab weekend ♥

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

♥ One card for two challenges ♥

Hi there :)  a cute card to share today featuring Lawn fawn chit chat stamps, these are soooo adorable!   Just a very simple layout using my stitched L'il Inkers rectangle dies and MFT stitched circles.  Would you believe this paper is years old!!! found it in my stash, I must have it 8 years (",) ... LOL ... so it's good to have a good rummage through your stash and you will be amazed at the lovely paper you have been hoarding and forgot about ;)
I'm entering my card into this months Ribbon girl challenge ~ anything goes
and also this weeks Simon Says Stamp ~ Let's do the polka ♥

Have a blessed day ♥

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

♥ Addicted to CAS ~ inlaid die~cutting ♥

Hi there .... long time no post, my health hasn't been great, but i'm battling on.  I made this card a lot of weeks back but hadn't a chance to blog it.  So I seen Addicted to CAS latest challenge is inlaid die~cutting,  I so love this technique.
The stitched circles are all inlaid using black/white striped paper, pink card stock & gold glitter card.
The "hello" die is cut out a few times then raise it up and adhered it to the circles (adding a wink of stella)

Hope you are all doing well
Have a blessed week ♥

Supplies used:

MFT ~ Stitched circle dies
MFT ~ "hello" die cut 
L'il Inkers ~ stitched rectangle
Neenah solar white card stock

Sunday, 13 March 2016

♥ Using up scraps & die cuts ♥

Hi there :)  I made this card a couple of weeks back using up all my bits of scrap paper and just simply having fun die cutting and layering them.  I love how this turned out and I think I am going to get a nice frame and pop it in it to display in my craft room :)

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend ♥

Thursday, 3 March 2016

♥ Mother's Day ♥

Hi there, hope is all going well with your day.  I just popped in to share Mother's day cards that I made for both my Mum & Mother in law  I have had this paper pad from Authentique ~ Uncommon collection for "ages" I am being really good using up my stash this year as it does seem such a shame to keep hoarding.
I inlaid the heart (Wplus9) and then layered it up a few times to give some dimension.  I then went on to layer up the Mom die from L'il Inkers and inlaid the centre heart piece.  I also made matching bookmarks to pop inside, haven't photographed them yet, I more than likely will post them on my Instagram.

Have a blessed day ♥

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

♥ Cute bunny ♥

Hi there :)   I'm seeing a lot of these bunnies around lately, they call them "peeps"  I'm only finding out that they are American candy/sweets (you learn something new everyday ... LOL)  ... So I have had this die quite a few years from Lifestyle crafts, so thought I would make a cute card with it.
I have already posted this on Instagram if you follow me there you will have already seen this.
Can you believe it is March already?? the year is flying by.

Thanks for stopping by ♥

Products used:

Bunny peeps ~ Lifestyle Crafts
DP ~ Echo Park
Stitched rectangles ~ L'il Inkers
Scribble circle die ~ Tim Holtz
Stamp ~ Clearly besotted
enamel dots
Gold foil card

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

♥ Simon says Stamp ~ anything goes ♥

Hi there ... It's a beautiful day here Northern Ireland :) so my card is very fitting with the little "sun" die cut and "smile" die cut.  Lots of layering going on with this card, everything is layered (",)
I die cut stitched L'il Inkers polaroid frame and the design paper is from Amy Tangerine.  The butterfly is cut using Papertrey card with vellum over it and then I machine stitched the "smile" die and some wink of stella.  the lovely sentiment is from Mama Elephant
This butterfly Memorybox die has to be one of my most used dies.  I got it ages ago on sale for £3 and I just love it! as you can probably tell if you pop by regularly :)
I'm joining in the challenge over at Simon Says Stamp this week ~ anything goes (using Memorybox products)