Tuesday, 29 March 2011

♥ Let's Craft & Create Guest designer :) ♥



Ooops!! .... I got my day wrong {silly me} Well :) im guest designer for Let's Craft & Create this week ~ theme is Easter, check out the challenge blog for details on how I made my Easter card and flowers and to see beautiful projects by Mandy and Eileen :)

Thanks ladies for having me, im over the moon :) ♥♥


♥ More Gracie Pins, first set sold :) ♥

Im soooo delighted !! My very first set of Gracie pins just sold ♥♥ So here is set 2, I have just uploaded to My Etsy :) Tomorrow is a special day for me, check back to see?? ......... :) Have a lovely evening ♥♥

Monday, 28 March 2011

♥ Gracie pins in My Etsy ♥

Here they are ♥♥ My little decorative "Gracie Pins" you can purchase them from My Etsy , They come in sets of 3 and one pin has a genuine Swarovski bead. I also got some vintage die cuts from Alice in Wonderland vintage novel , great to give that shabby chic look to cards and layouts :) Have a lovely evening ♥♥

Friday, 25 March 2011

♥ I made these little decorative pins ♥

Well im all chuffed with myself as I had a go at making these decorative little pins :) and im in process of making more and im going to sell them in My Etsy and call them "Gracie Pins" :) thought that would be a sweet name for them {and of course they are named same as my sweet puppy} I bought head pins and beads and just attached them adding strong glue, these pins were too flimsy so I ordered stronger ones to sell and gorgeous beads {some will have Swarovski crystals} I "Tea~dyed" the tag , thanks to Mandy for the great recipe and inspiration , then remembered I had teeny weeny stamps un~opened ~ vintage style {wasn't I glad I never sold them...phew!!!} Attached cotton lace, jute and a brass key from my stash {bought years ago}

Have a fabby weekend :) ♥♥♥


Tuesday, 22 March 2011

♥ Papertake weekly ~ It's a Mom thing ♥


Over at Papertake weekly is "It's a Mom thing" :) Since I have my own Mum's Mother's day card made thought I would make my Mother in Laws :) {she loooves butterflies :)} The flowery card is MME and so is the Mother card {you buy these individual} I added two Papertrey die cut butterflies stitching a button through them and added a triple pearl hat pin from The Ribbon Girl {plenty of strong tape on back to hold} added some lovely cotton lace trim {from my win, at Let's craft and create} and added triple pearls to either side of card.

Off to make Hubby and I tea and a nice bar of chocolate ... LOL ♥♥


Sunday, 20 March 2011

♥ Less is more ~ Masculine ♥

I made this card for "Less is more " ~ theme ~ masculine, also going to keep it by for my Father in Law, sadly :( my own Dad died a year and nine months past {miss him dearly :( }
The card is only 4"x4" from PDA cards {gorgeous cardstock they do) I made a mount from my labels 2 nesties and put 3d foam pads to raise it up {picture doesn't show this up} I stamped the German Shepherd stamp on kraft card also the sentiment, and had to add my pearls ... didn't look right without them (",)

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday ♥♥

Thursday, 17 March 2011

♥ Let's Craft and Create ~ Mum's the word ♥

At last I got this "computer" to work!!! it was nearly going out my craftroom window!! ... LOL (",) Well it's Mum's the word over at Let's craft and create this week and a lovely K&Co paper pad for the winner :)
I spent ages at this card and as you can see I dusted off the sewing machine and stitched round the card panel :) The teapot stamp is from My Mind's Eye stamp set {I think it looks quite Papertreyish!! ... LOL } I inked the kraftcard with white ink and used vintage lace that I won at Let's craft and create :) The button and jute from The ribbon girl and gingham paper free Pink Petticoat. Added a couple of pearls too :) sentiment ~ Papertrey :)

Have a fab evening ♥♥♥

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

♥ Tuesday throwdown ~ Lace ♥

Evening all :) I made this little notecard, {measures around 3"x4"} and even sent away for matching polybags and pearl envelopes to match and im even making smaller ditsy giftcards {2 and half by 3 and half ~ very cute} got tiny polybags and envelopes for them too :) :) works out more expensive than average card, but I enjoy it and why not .. LOL ;)
I found this challenge through The daily dare {on my blog bar} Tuesday Throwdown, and this week is to add lace to your project. All the card is Papertrey apart from dotty one , its Memorybox and I love it!!! I punched out tag and punched a long reach heart punch to make hole and tied jute string from Ribbon Girl. I inked all round edges with white ink and added a punched out butterfly and added a pearl. Sentiment ~ Papertrey :)

Off to make a cuppa ♥♥

Sunday, 13 March 2011

♥ Just for Ewe ♥

Hi everyone, :) I made this card using the free Pink Petticoat images and papers which came with the magazine I won, and I have to tell you the papers are fab!! quality :) This magazine is a special edition and great ideas in it by all the design team. I added buttons threaded with jute string that my prize from Mandy and Eileen was wrapped in {us crafters never throw away!! top rule!! .. LOL } I ordered some from The Ribbon Girl and more of those stunning hatpins too :)
I "of course" added teeny weeny pearls to the sheeps coat {after all no sheep is complete without them ;) }

Happy Sunday ♥♥

Friday, 11 March 2011

♥ A card for a friend ♥

I made this "Thinking of you" card for a friend :) I used the beautiful lace and gorgeous!! pearl pin that I won from Mandy and Eileen :) I think this would be my first attempt with lace and pearl vintage style pins, so hope it looks ok :)
I used my new vintage telephone stamp from My mind's eye stamp set {Stella and Rose} They stamp amazing!! there is a sewing maching and little teapot and few other gorgeous stamps in the set.
The cardstock both kraft and greeny blue are from Papertrey and the pink paper is Making Memories.

Enjoy your weekend :) ♥♥

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

♥ Simon says stamp challenge ~ Anything goes ♥

Hi there :) I finally get round to joining in with Simon says stamp challenge :)
I made this Golden Anniversary card mostly all using pearlised cardstock. I embossed the champagne glasses and used nesties square and eyelet squares.
The sentiment is from Papermania and I added gold pearls and gold ribbon. The top half of the card is embossed with hearts {love language cuttlebug set}

Have a nice evening ♥♥

Monday, 7 March 2011

♥ Thanks Mandy & Eileen :) ♥

Well, I received this lovely perfectly wrapped little package this morning in the post from Mandy and Eileen over at Let's craft and create :) I won this last week and was over the moon. The little filigree hat pins and gorgeous antique style lace {can't wait now to make something nice using these} and the most gorgeous little gift card ~ handmade with the butterfly stitched onto another butterfly made of cork :) It's gave me ideas for craft fair to make little Thank you gift cards to sell, so thank you Mandy for inspiration :) ♥♥

Hugzz ♥♥

Sunday, 6 March 2011

♥ Let's Craft and Create ~ St Patrick's Day ♥

Yep two posts in one day ... LOL ;) This one is for Let's Craft and Create Challenge ~ St Patrick's day is the theme, why not pop over take a nosey and join in the fun :) I won last week!!!! : )
I made my shamrock using my heart punch {which by the way I had to dust before use .. LOL}
I added a green button with ribbon and for the stem a bit of scrap felt.
Used my nesties "of course" :) and embossed green cardstock with my fave Cuttlebug border.
The sentiment is from Papermania, a freebie pack of stamps with a magazine nearly 2 years ago and added gold pearls at either side :)

off to link up ♥♥♥

♥ Less is More ~ Pastels ♥

Happy days!!! we finally got sorted using Picture project ... LOL , computers... love them/hate them, but??? we can't live without them .. LOL :)
Anyhow, wont bore you with the details :) This is my card for this weeks Less is More challenge ~ Pastels, so I made this little baby girl card. I embossed little feet onto pearl carstock and then onto scalloped pink card, I used pink and white spotty paper, spotty scalloped ribbon {my Mum bought me :) ) . The sentiment is a rubber stamp by Anna Griffin and added 2 pearls.

Have a lovely day ♥♥

Saturday, 5 March 2011

♥ Help????? ♥

Okey dokey, we were updating our computer and I can't seem to connect to my Adobe?? :( :( only Photoshop {which I can't figure that one out}
Does anyone know what or how I can reconnect my camera to my Adobe??? We have been working {My hubby and I for hours to try fix it} and I have cards to upload for challenges I would appreciate any help :) ♥♥


Thursday, 3 March 2011

♥ My time to craft challenge ~ Infants ♥

Over at My time to craft challenge this week the theme is "Infants" :) so I made this baby boy card using 2 of my stamps that I have had for years!! The sentiment is by Anna Griffin and the rattle I think?? by Inkadinkadoo {not 100% sure}
I used square nesties and eyelet nestie which actually looks like the laced squared the way it overlapped :) I embossed the main square with a little fancy cuttlebug folder . The lovely lemon cardstock is by Papertrey and stripey blue card by Rayher {had quite a few years too ... LOL } I scalloped the edges.

Off to make dinner .. hugs ♥♥

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

♥ Papertake weekly ~ "Anything Goes" ♥

This week over at Papertake Challenge is "Anything Goes" and if you wish to add an optional extra of somethink old. I die cut butterfly through Cuttlebug with felt and added pearls and the striking paper is from Memorybox which I cut out this piece using long nesties and embossed. The sentiment is from Papermania, cut out again using nesties.

Guess what I won again!! ... Over at Let's Craft and Create challenge, I won some beautiful lace ribbon and some gorgeous pearly filagree pins.
Why not give their challenges a go, its St Patrick's theme this week :)

Hugzz xx ♥♥