Tuesday, 23 June 2015



Hello everyone, I have news…

after a break from my DT’s (which turned out to be a bit longer than expected) my lovely pal Dawny has invited me back to join the gorgeous girlies over at Papertake Weekly

The Papertake challenge is still one of the most popular blog challenges around, there are great prizes up for grabs each week and always some fabulous inspiration from the team

This week it's...


…so you need to use either 3 different things on your card (shapes, papers, flowers etc) or, you can use 3 of one thing, the choice is yours!

This week’s prize is from our lovely sponsor The Paper Nest




For my card today I used 2 ‘Trios’ –  3 papers and also 3 sentiments…

These are some of the lovely new Lili of the Valley papers, this pad is called Romance & Roses and is right up my street; my favourite colour combination of pink and green as well as being very pretty to boot!


June 23 - Triotastic

I put some tulle in between the layers, I do on most of my cards now as it’s so pretty and adds a bit of interest

The image is Wish Upon A Star from the Just for Girls Art Pad and the sentiments are from one of our new sets called Someone Special, stamped and then cut out


Hope you like it, thanks for your comments they are very much appreciated

You can see some inspiration from my teamies and all the details for entering the Challenge on The Papertake Weekly blog


Enjoy your Tuesday evening everyone, I’m going to watch the Syndicate now and spend an hour on my Cross Stitch


Monday, 15 June 2015

Father’s Day card


Hello lovely crafty friends, another month has whizzed by and my good intentions of posting more regularly have fallen by the wayside yet again. Can you believe we’re midway through June already, it’s scary

Dawny has invited me back onto the Papertake Weekly team so I’m hoping if I have to make a card every week for that then I’ll be able to do at least one blog post a week – that’s the plan anyway! Thanks for all your lovely comments on my card last month too, I really appreciated them all especially after I’ve not been the best blogger in town!!

The EVERYTHING GOES WITH AN IMAGE challenge over at the Ribbon Girl this month is to CREATE A MASCULINE PROJECT. You can use any image you like and we're looking forward to seeing them on this 'everything goes - use any image' challenge. Make you you take a look at what the DT have made too if you need a bit of inspiration. It doesn’t have to be a card, we like to see all your shaped cards, boxes, candles and projects of all kinds!

As usual we have two fabulous prizes, the first is a stamp of the winners choice from Lili of the Valley and then a £10 voucher from The Ribbon Girl for the randomly chosen winner


I stuck with a card because I had to make one for Father’s Day. The Lili of the Valley Vintage Boys is my favourite of their Art Pads and I use it for all my male cards when I don’t have the time or inclination to colour…


June Male


I mixed and matched my papers from two different Lili of the Valley pads - Always & Forever solids and Baskets & Bunnies

The frame is stuck on with foam pads and then you can’t really see on the picture but I shaped my little golfer round an embossing tool before I stuck him on with Pinflair so he has quite a bit of dimension

I did the ‘Dad’ sentiment on the computer and then stamped the blank tag from the Christmas Sentiment tags set (which is very useful!)

I used a ‘lil Inkers stitched circle die and Memory Box clouds

The rest of the goodies I used are of course all from the Ribbon Girl: ivory jute mesh ribbon, chocolate brown and ivory button twine, chocolate heaven flat back pearls and a charm. They have a huge selection of charms and I think they’re such a lovely embellishment, especially for male cards when you can’t always use flowers and sparkly bits


I hope you like my card, I’m going to do a bit of gardening now while the sun is still out – my garden is a bit neglected at the moment so needs a good tidy up before I get my bedding plants in

Enjoy your Monday evening whatever you’re up to…