Tuesday, 22 December 2015

♥ Merry Christmas ♥


I would just like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a blessed and peaceful 2016.
I haven't blogged a lot this year, but definitely shall be trying harder next year.
Thank you to all my followers and I appreciate your support and lovely comments you take the time to leave.

♥ Hugs & Blessings ♥




Thursday, 10 December 2015

♥ Addicted to CAS ~ JOY ♥







Just completed this card for the Addicted to CAS challenge ~ "JOY"    I have to admit I love how it turned out :)
I used pearl card for the base card, then another piece of pearl card which I embossed with Sizzix embossing folder rounding the corners.  The "JOY" die from Wplus9 is on 3d foam pads to give some dimension, so is the stitched circle.  I added wink of stella over the JOY die, don't know if photo is picking it up and a bunch of messy silver thread behind the sentiment.  Then of course no card is complete without some "enamel dots" or "bling".

thanks for stopping by!


♥ Paper Smooches challenge ♥




I made these cute little 3" x 3" pearl note cards for my mum as part of her Christmas gift.  I made 8 in total but I couldn't get a good photo of them all as I am not great with my camera (",)
The sentiment dies are from Paper Smooches and they are layered on a Memory box butterfly die which I first cut from card stock then another layer of vellum on top and some messy thread behind the butterfly.  The paper is from Echo Park cut using MFT stitched squares.
Paper Smooches are looking for a guest designer for January so I decided to join in :)

IF YOU CLICK ON THE PHOTO,  YOU WILL GET A CLEARER PICTURE, I TRIED TO MAKE IT BIGGER AND IT WENT OFF SCREEN .. "NOT" THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHER ON THE PLANET!! .. LOL  :)

Thanks for stopping by ♥





Wednesday, 9 December 2015

♥ CASology ~ TREE ♥




I'm busy ... LOL ... two posts in one day :)  just having fun with my card making and die cuts.
This card is for challenge over at CASology  - Tree is the cue word.
I made this circle shaped card using my MFT stitched circles cut from cream pearl card stock, and I die cut and embossed the trees from Hero Arts, also using the same pearl card.  I wrapped some silver thread around the middle tree and it is popped up on 3d foam dots. Then a few shimmer dots for the baubles. The little star on top is a wooden embellishment.  I popped a blue glitter banner in the background from Papertrey.


Have a lovely evening ♥


♥ Simon says stamp ~ tag it challenge ♥



One of my favourite things to make are tags!!  so enjoy them and they are brilliant for using up all the bits and pieces of card and paper you can't bear to throw away ;)
I am entering my tag into Simon says stamp tag it challenge this week.

Supplies used:

Hero arts Christmas tree dies
glitter card stock
Papertrey tag die
MFT stitched circle die
jingle bell
jute
ribbon
dotty paper ~ Echo Park


Happy crafting!! ♥



Monday, 7 December 2015

♥ The Ribbon girl December challenge ♥







I made another card the same as "Joy" card from the other day.  My Mum loved it, so I decided to make her one the same only using L'il Inkers mum word.
I am going to join in with the ladies over at The Ribbon girl blog for their December challenge.

Hope you are all well ♥



Sunday, 6 December 2015

♥ Celebrating our Wedding Anniversary with afternoon tea ♥




Just thought I would pop in and share a photo of my Husband and I having afternoon tea at the Culloden hotel to celebrate our 8th wedding anniversary
We had a beautiful afternoon and as you can imagine all the goodies were yummy!!
This is the hotel we had our Wedding reception, so it's lovely to go back every year to celebrate

Have a lovely evening ♥







Thursday, 3 December 2015

♥ Addicted to CAS ~ dimension ♥







At last!!!  I made my first Christmas card this year, thoroughly enjoyed it :)
I am entering my card into Addicted to CAS ~ dimension challenge.  Hope my photo is capturing the dimension?  .... the "JOY" die cut mounted on 3d sticky foam pads, also the glittered snowflake and one of the stitched panel die cuts.  Also of course enamel dots and there is a glass droplet on top of the snowflake.  If you look close enough I have some gold thread behind the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by ♥

Products I used:

L'il Inkers stitched rectangles
Wplus9 JOY die and snowflake
some gold thread
Carta bella so noted design paper
MME (Christmas paper, not sure of which one)
Papertrey raspberry fizz
Kraft card
Papertrey banner die cut
glitter card



Monday, 30 November 2015

♥ For my amazing Husband ♥




My Husband and I will be celebrating our 8th Wedding Anniversary this Friday
I just finished making this card for him :)
I used a Memory box heart border die which I cut 4 out and glued them together for some dimension, (photo isn't capturing it)  the sentiment is from Waltzing Mouse (have this years)  and added some glass droplets (again this picture isn't picking them up)   My camera totally needs to be changed, have had it nearly 10 years (",)   The cute little gold love birds are actually little salt & pepper pots that belonged to my grandparents.  Also a tiny little die cut arrow from Paper Smooches


Have a fab day! ♥

Friday, 20 November 2015

♥ Joy ♥



Hi there ... continuing sharing my handmade tags which I am enjoying making and also great way to use up bits and pieces of cardstock which we all tend to gather and seems a shame to bin.
I love this particular die from Papertrey as it looks quite like a Christmas tree bauble, and I also love how my stitched circle die-mamics dies fit perfectly with this die.  The "Joy" word die is from Wplus9 and snowflake from Hero Arts.  Speaking of "snow" we had a little flurry of it today,  I think it's safe to say winter is definitely here.

Have a fab weekend and stay warm
hugs ♥♥


Wednesday, 18 November 2015

♥ Jingle bells Christmas tag ♥









Hi there .... very long time from I blogged.  I have been busy crocheting blankets over the last few months for Christmas presents, so my card making was "slightly" neglected.  So I decided to go through all embellishment I have hoarded (some for years!!) and sat at my craft desk creating Christmas tags.  I love how this one turned out and this is for my Mum :)
I used Kraft card from Papertrey cut out tag from Waltzing Mouse stitched tag dies (love these!)
and the bells I must have in my stash about 8 years ... LOL ,  can anyone else relate to this kind of "hoarding?"   The little reindeer is a wood embellishment, and I used L'il Inkers stitched banner die and Hero Arts Christmas tree die and a wooden star.

I am going to join in with Simon says stamp challenge ~ Christmas

I am looking forward to putting up our decorations in couple of weeks
Thanks for stopping by ♥



Monday, 10 August 2015

♥ Crocheted phone case ♥




Hi there ... hope you are all having a great start to the week.  I am still enjoying my new hobby and crocheted myself this phone case at the weekend :)
I used Stylecraft Special Aran yarn in colour fondant from the Wool Warehouse and I followed a fab tutorial on Youtube by Wooly Wonders Crochet, she is a great teacher, explains everything so well.
Heart button from my stash

Enjoy your evening ♥


Wednesday, 5 August 2015

♥ Another little pair of baby slippers ♥





Hi there, I am thoroughly enjoying my crocheting and I made another pair of these cutie baby slippers this time using the pink as the main colour and the mint for trim edge and bow.  I love these colours together. Super tiny and so sweet

I am late blogging this evening
Hope you all had a blessed day ♥



Monday, 3 August 2015

♥ Little baby crochet slippers ♥




Hi there ... long time from I blogged.  Haven't been too well and I finally decided to teach myself to crochet.  this is something I have wanted to learn for years!!  So I have been following tutorials on Youtube and now I have loooooads of wool ... LOL ... I thought stamps were addictive ... haha!!
I crocheted these cute little baby slippers with bows and I am delighted how they turned out.
I used Drops Muskat yarn which has a lovely sheen to it, beautiful to work with and I shop at the Wool Warehouse, amazing!! service, the fastest delivery service ever and also comes packaged beautifully in a huge organza drawstring bag.

Its a beautiful day here
hope you are all doing well ♥




Monday, 22 June 2015

♥ For my mum ♥




Hi there .. hope you all had a lovely weekend.  My mum has recently moved home and I made her this picture as a moving in gift which she absolutely loved
I used Melissa Frances Fifth Ave paper and stitch a panel of pink jute in the background and the house is from Spellbinders (home sweet home) which I stitched on  my machine and layered some angel wings and a little flower applique.  finally adding a stamped sentiment from Papertrey .. love lives here stamp set  The frame is from Ikea.

Thanks for stopping by ♥


Thursday, 18 June 2015

♥ Little hanging cushion ♥





Hi there :)   no cards today .  I got out all my sewing bits and bobs and made this little decorative hanging cushion.  I forgot I had this beautiful Tilda fabric that I bought ages ago in a sample pack off Ebay.  I made the rosette flower using elastic gingham ribbon and added a Tilda fabric brad as the button for centre and stitched two chunky felt leaves.  I hand stitched on the bobbin trim and the seam binding and also the buttons.  The buttons are also from Tilda (I am loving the Tilda range, soooo adorable! )  I actually won a little bundle of Tilda supplies a few years ago which included ... fabric, a bottle of pink buttons, 5 x rolls ribbon, a pack of appliques and fabric brads .... hoarding as usual .... LOL :)

Hope you are all doing well 
have a fab evening ♥



Monday, 15 June 2015

♥ Lawn Fawn ~ Thinking of you ♥




I recently bought myself some Lawn fawn stamps and I think they are sooooo adorable!!!  I love this set especially, called "chit chat" and I then bought the matching dies as I think they look nicer cut out with the matching dies, it gives them a lovely crisp finish.
I added a scallop stitched border from L'il Inkers using Avery Elle paper along the bottom ... very CAS and cute!


Have a fab day ♥




Friday, 12 June 2015

♥ City Crafter Challenge ~ Week 265 ~ tic TAG toe ♥






Hi there .... Something a little different from me today :)  .... Well I used to make shabby chic style cards, tags etc if you have followed me for years you will already know this.  I love this style just as much as CAS.  This gorgeous! paper is one I have hoarded ... LOL (we all have those paper pads?? ... don't we??) is Melissa Frances Fifth Ave and I adore this paper, don't even know if it is retired.
Anyhow I was browsing through challenge blogs and City Crafter's Challenge, is to make a tag or use a tag on your project.  So I got out a few of my shabby chic trimmings ... seam binding, jute, paper rose and pearl string and die cut a stitched tag from Waltzing Mouse and butterfly die from Memory box and a little silver puffy heart dangle embellishment that Mandy sent me years ago :) and this is what I created :)

Hope you all have a fab weekend ♥




Tuesday, 9 June 2015

♥ Addicted to CAS ~ butterfly ♥





Hi there :)  a nice bright and cheery card today to share and I am entering it in to Addicted to CAS ~ butterfly challenge.  I have lots of layers on this card but still managed to have kept it clean and simple.
Hope you are all enjoying the lovely weather, the year is flying by.

Supplies used:

Memorybox butterfly die
MFT die-namics stitched circle dies
MFT  die-namics ~ hello die
Banner die
Gold thread
enamel dots
Avery Elle paper




Wednesday, 27 May 2015

♥ Mask-erade online card making class ♥





Hi there :)   Hoping you are all having a lovely day.  I was very blessed to have won a place in the latest online card making class .... Mask-erade.  Amazing talented ladies, very clever!   One thing I would need for the class is some masking paper ... LOL :)  gotta get some!
Just thought I would share this with you all incase you are interested in registering and taking part.


Have a fab day! ♥ 



Thursday, 21 May 2015

♥ CAS on Sunday ~ what's up buttercup ♥





I made this card for the CAS on Sunday challenge ... what's up buttercup.  To create a card brighten someone's day.
I love how my card turned out.  These are one of my most favourite stamp sets from My favourite things.  The sunshine paper is from Avery Elle, which matched perfectly with this sentiment and the striped paper is cut from L'il inkers stitched scallop banner (also from Avery Elle paper ~ everyday collection.  A few enamel dots and a touch of wink of stella on the stamped sun image.

Thanks for stopping by
I trust that God sends sunshine to your day ♥



Tuesday, 19 May 2015

♥ CAS(E) this sketch! ... #123





Hi there ... I'm on a wee roll with my card making :)  Another card for another challenge today for CAS(E) this sketch.
I love this modern colour combo.
I used Waffle flower thank you sentiment from the 100% love mini stamp set and L'il inkers stitched banner dies behind the sentiment.  It's difficult to see stitch details as it's cut from gold glitter card.
Added some messy gold thread behind that, and popped it up on 3d tape.
Along the bottom I added a strip of stripey paper from Echo Park and Doodlebug white enamel dots and finally a paint splat stamp.

Thanks for stopping by
Have a fab day ♥