Sunday, 25 September 2016

Get Well Soon…



Hello everyone, a Sunday night post is unusual for me as I’m usually lazing in front of the TV in my onesie for a couple of hours

…which I actually am, by the way haha!


I wanted to show you this card that I made as it’s a bit different from my usual style…

I get lots of inspiration from Pinterest and the blogs although I don’t usually copy or CASE cards. But, I saw the lovely Debbie Simpson make one of these on a Hobby House show on Create & Craft and I needed a get well card - I thought it would be perfect…





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Sorry for all the pictures, it’s quite hard to show how it opens. I even had the same die tucked away in my stash that Debbie used for the outer frame(!)

I embossed the sentiments in silver and then added some to the edge of the frame and the flowers & twigs so it all matched

Here’s the recipe;

NitWits ‘Romance & Roses’ papers 

Tonic ‘Sew Pretty’ die

Spellbinders ‘Grand Decorative Circles One’

Stampers Anonymous ‘Simple Sayings’

Craft & You ‘Willow Twig’

Marianne flower dies


Hope you like it, I seem to spend most of my time doing DT cards or magazine work so it was really nice to spend a couple of hours just playing

Have a good week lovely crafty friends




Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Any image challenge…



Evening all, I hope everyone is well

Just catching up on a bit of TV tonight. I’ve waited a year for Poldark to come back but I have to say I’m really enjoying Victoria; if I was only able to watch one of them I think it would have to be the latter

The nights seem to be drawing in so quickly now and you can always tell it’s Autumn when the new programme schedules start. I’ve been watching Game of Thrones again too, I’m still ploughing my way through the books (it’s a long job) but I’m seeing things in the show now that I missed first time around – I’ve tried to get Keith into it because I know he’d enjoy it but he’s not interested. I don’t really watch a lot of TV but there have been a few things on recently that I’ve enjoyed, I caught up with Cold Feet which I liked first time round and you can’t beat a good drama!


Time for the new 'Use any Image' challenge at the Ribbon Girl which runs until Saturday October 1st

As always there are 3 lovely prizes up for grabs…

First prize:  £10 voucher for LOTV

Second prize:  £10 voucher for The Ribbon Girl

Third prize:  from Marianne Designs


I used one of the discontinued LOTV art pad images for my card and some gorgeous Lemon Craft papers which Mary now stocks…


Ribbon Girl - September


The sentiment is from a useful Hero Arts set I have called ‘many everyday messages’ and the dies are Sue Wilson’s pierced squares, Spellbinders lacey oval and Spellbinders classic oval

Of course I used some gorgeousness from the Ribbon Girl website; Lemon Craft tiny miracles paper, Kate white vintage style lace,  white tulle, stardust stickles, small ivory pearl flatback hearts


You can enter the challenge and find all the details as well as some fab inspiration from the team on the Ribbon Girl blog


Enjoy the rest of your week crafters, thanks for stopping by






Tuesday, 6 September 2016

New challenge…


Good morning all, OMG another month has whizzed by and the Summer is nearly gone. I was tidying in the garden at the weekend, can you believe these pansies have been in this pot for a year! I planted them last September for Winter and they were rubbish, never really grew at all. When I was getting things ready for the Summer bedding they were just starting to flower so I left them and they have been full of flowers for 5 months – just starting to die off now. I know some of you are keen gardeners, can you plant the seeds from them for next year, will they grow?



I made this card for the new Lili of the Valley facebook challenge which for September is ‘ANIMALS’. I was short of time so used a discontinued art pad image of James with Daisy but I like the finished card so I think I might make an effort to stamp it and colour him to match which will look better

There are prizes up for grabs but you must remember to use a Lili of the Valley image on your work. The challenge runs until the 15th September and details are on the Facebook page HERE


September LOTV animals

The floral die behind the image is Tattered Lace, not a brand I like usually but I loved this set and it’s the first time I’ve used it. Sun die is Lil’ Inkers, stitched clouds Memory Box and the papers are Country Lady/Gent from NitWits

All the lovely embellishments are from the Ribbon Girl; pale gold dew drops, bee charm, natural hemp twine, ivory Kort & Godt rolled rose, cream 20mm open rose,  40mm white mulberry daisy, Donna cream fine cotton lace



Have a lovely Tuesday all, thanks for stopping by