Thursday, 18 December 2014

Christmas Stockings

Christmas Stockings 

Hi everyone, I'm sorry that I've not been around very much lately, I've not been 
very well, what I thought was just a chesty cough turned out to be fluid on the lung. 
I just hope that all the steroids and other meds I've been pumped full of start to 
work soon. I'm so far behind with sorting things and preparing for Christmas I don't 
think that I will ever be able to catch up, but at least I've managed to put up the 
Christmas decorations that I made several weeks ago and the tree is finally up now, 
better late than never lol. 
A couple of months ago I made some new tree decorations using Stampin-Up's 
Ornament Keepsakes stamps and die bundle, I also made some new devore bows 
& some Hessian Christmas Stockings and I had hoped to make some small 
hessian treat bags to hand on the tree but I never got around to making them.

So here they are....I hope you like them.

Tree Decoration made with Stampin-Up Ornament Keepsakes Stamp and 
die bundle

To make the decorations I've used ~ Stampin-Up's Ornament Keepsakes Stamps 
and Dies, Stampin-Up's Crumb Cake Ink Pad and Impress Jet Black Ink Pad, 
Large Bling Jewel, Ribbon and some Ivory Tulle.

To make the stockings I've used ~ Burlap,3.5" Wide Ivory Lace, White Berisfords 
Christmas Ribbon, White Satin Ribbon Hand-tied bow, Large Pearl & Swarovski 
Crystal Jewel, Strung Ivory Pearls, Silver bells Charms and Ivory Pearls.

Well I'm off to wrap up a few presents and before I go I would just like to 
wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for the New Year.

I would like to enter the decoration and stocking into the following Challenges

Monday, 15 December 2014

Christmas Wishes & Mistletoe Kisses

Christmas Wishes & Mistletoe Kisses

Hi everyone, it's time once again for a brand new challenge over at 
this is our 10th and final challenge of 2014 and the theme this time is

All That Glitters

For my DT sample for the challenge I have used the beautiful and very festive 

To make this card I have used the following
First Edition Design Papers, Green Bazzill Card, Gold Berisfords Ribbon, 
AB Gems, Glossy Accents and Hunkydory Angel Whispers Glitter.

To colour this gorgeous image I have used my Pro/Flexmarkers in the following colours 
Skin~ Coral, Dusky Pink, Blush & Almond
Hair~Satin, Tawny Owl & Shale
Mistletoe~Lime Twist, Pear Green, Marsh Green, Winter Spruce, Ivory & Vanilla
Feather Trim~ Cool Grey1, 2 & 3
I then added the Hunkydory Angel Whispers to the feather trim and hair ribbon and 
I also applied drops of Glossy Accents to try to create a spherical look the berries, 
unfortunately the camera isn't picking the effect up very well.

We'd love for you to join in with our new challenge and are looking 
forward to seeing all your fabulous (Glittery) creations, for more information 
and to see what fabulous prizes you could win, please pop over to our 

Huge Hugz

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges 

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

For Someone Special

For Someone Special 

Hi everyone, I hope that you're all having a fab week and are looking forward to the 
festivities. I'm still way behind with my Christmas shopping but have finished having 
a good clear out and most of the houseworks done, cards are done, home made stockings 
and decorations are there's just the tree to put up, a few gifts still to buy and 
wrap and the food shop still to do.
I managed to find a little quiet time to myself today and made a card using my newest 
digi stamp from Aurora Wings and this ones called Pearls and I just have to say Mitzi, 
she's absolutely breathtaking

8x8 Papermania Eau De Nil Design Papers, 8x8 white cards (made into a pocket card, Hunkydory 
Adorable Scorable in Aqua, Spellbinders Dies, Berisfords 25mm Aqua Satin Ribbon, Handtied 
Bow with Pearl and Diamante Gem, Pearls, Satin & Organza Ribbon, Stamps from my stash, Guipure Lace, Glossy Accents, Various Mulberry Blooms from WOC, Handmade Beaded Hatpin 
Smooch Moonlight Pearlised Accent Ink & Sakura Gellyroll Pen.

Large Sentiment Insert Tag

Stamped Gift Tag 

I coloured this beautiful image using a selection of Pro/Flexmarkers, 
I then added Glossy Accents to her eyes & lips, I added Smooch 
Moonlight Pearlised Accent Ink for the pearls and I also used some 
Sakura Gellyroll to highlight her hair.

I had so much fun making this card and I hope that you like her.
I'm off now to catch up on some Christmas shopping now, hopefully 
the shops won't be too busy....wish me luck lol!!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Scribble and Scrap Challenge #32

Scribble and Scrap Challenge #32

Hi everyone, It's time once again for another new challenge to start over at 

where the theme as always is Anything Goes

As lots of you will have already guessed by now that I love the "Monochromatic" look 
and so for my Scribble and Scrap DT make for the challenge I thought that I would 
have a go at trying "Vintage with a Modern Twist" and thought that I might tie it in 
with a "Monochromatic" look by using a vintage style topper and paper blooms along 
with modern Design Papers.

To make this card I have used the following
The Hobby House Snow White Pearls and I've also used a Papermania DP, Silver Mirri, 
Black Card, Grey Satin Ribbon and Mulberry Blooms from my craft stash.

I just love these Vintage Digi Toppers, they're so beautiful and make fabulous cards for almost 
any occasion and any age.

There's also another great 7 day deal starting today at Scribble and Scrap Craft Shop 
on the Santoro Range, for more details on the is and the Challenge please pop over 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Monday, 17 November 2014

Aurora Wings Challenge #9

Aurora Wings Challenge #9

Hi everyone, I hope that you've all had a wonderful weekend. I spent mine doing some Christmas shopping and trying to catch up on making my Christmas cards. Is it just me or do you think that this last year has just flown by, sort of like blink and you've missed it lol. Anyway today I would like to share with you my Aurora Wings DT card 
that I made for our new challenge and the theme this time is 

Anything Goes

To make this card I have used the following
Stepper card made using a fabulous die from Ruby Red Crafts, Papermania Capsule 
Collection Design Paper, Purple Card, Silver Mirri, White Satin Ribbon and Hand-tied 
bow which I colourised with my Promarkers, Sakura Gellyroll Pen, Glossy Accents and 
a pearl & diamante charm.

The beautiful image is Camellia Sprite from Aurora Wings 
and I've coloured her using my Pro/Flexmarkers, adding a touch 
of Sakura Stardust and Glossy Accents as highlights.

For more information on our new challenge and to see what fantastic 
prizes you could win please follow this link to the Aurora Wings Challenge 
Blog which you can find 

Huge Hugz

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Home Comforts

Home Comforts

Hi everyone, have you all had a lovely weekend? I've spent mine finishing off 
the cushions and blanket/throw that I knit and crocheted. It's been such a long time 
since I knit or crocheted anything so I thought that I'd better ease my way into it 
by making something really easy like a throw, then I decided to make matching 
cushions, but rather than leave them plain I added some crocheted flowers with 
wooden button centres in matching yarn. 

I made the blanket/throw using 500g Ivory DK, 500g Mink DK & 500g Chocolate DK 
I crocheted all 3 yarns together. Using 10mm crochet hook, I crocheted 70 
chain stitches, then single stitched each row adding an extra chain stitch at each end 
of row.

Here are the crocheted flowers that I made in each of the colour yarns with wooden 
button centre.

The next cushion I made I decided to use some really chunky wool that I had left over and just 
knit it up and added some wooden buttons that my clever hubby turned for me on his wood 
turning lathe.

Here are the buttons my hubby made for me :) of course they did need sanding off and 
waxing before I could use them but I just couldn't wait to take a piccy of them, which 
is just so like me, I can't wait for anything lol hehehe.
 My hubby's now in the process of 
creating a wooden shell for my newly decorated bathroom, I've been trying to get towels, 
and shower curtain and other bits and pieces to tie in with the pictures that I made a couple 
of months ago now which were a DT make for Aurora Wings, but It's been so difficult 
to find just what I'm looking for. When it's all done I will pop some pictures on here I 

Huge Hugz

I would like to enter these into the following challenges.

Monday, 10 November 2014



Hi everyone, well I finally made it to 400 followers, woohoo!!! 
which means of course that one of you lovely ladies will soon 
have a lovely crafty bundle winging it's way to you. But before I 
announce the winner I would just like to say thank you to you all 
for finding the time to not only come visit my blog, but also to leave such 
lovely comments. I really do feel truly blessed.

Okay time for the draw....I jotted all the names of those of you that 

1) became a follower of my blog
2) that posted a picture  and link back to my blog in their sidebar
3) commented on the blog candy post

(Now for the technical stuff lol)

I then folded each piece of paper with each persons name and then place 
it into a tub, shook it!!!

Then picked out one of the piece's of paper.
And the winner's name is.....Drum Roll Please.....

DAWN LANCASTER well done hun, If you let me know your email address 
so that I can contact you to get your address details and get your crafty candy 
sent off to you.

Huge Hugz

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Scribble and Scrap Challenge #31

Scribble and Scrap Challenge #31

Hi everyone, It's time once again for another challenge to begin over at 

where the theme as always is Anything Goes 
My DT make is a card that I've made for Armistice Day 

To make this card I've used the following 
Deep red card, Gold satin card, Deep red organza ribbon, Liquid pearls and gorgeous Poppy
paper (which I fussy cut and layered) are Craftwork Cards Vintage Flora 6x6 Paper Blox 
which can be found at Scribble and Scrap Crafts 
where you will be able to get 10% of all papers as part 
of Scribble and Scraps 7 Day Deal.

For more details on the challenge or about the 7 Day Deal please pop over to Scribble and Scrap Challenge Blog where you will also see the fab DT makes from my Scribble and Scrap Teamies. 

Huge Hugz

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges 

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Scribble and Scrap Challenge #30

Scribble and Scrap Challenge #30

Hi everyone, It's time for another new challenge at Scribble and Scrap Challenge Blog 
where the theme as always is Anything Goes.

We've also got a brand new 5 Day Deal and here are the details 

Anyhoo here's my Scribble and Scrap Crafts DT make for the new challenge 

To make this card I've used the following
6x6 White Card, Blue Bazzill, Silver Mirri, Blue Satin Ribbon, Amber Coloured Gems, 
Glossy Accents, Distress inks and Sakura Gelly Roll.
Iv'e also used the following items from Scribble and Scrap Crafts Shop 

To colour this image I've used a selection of Pro/Flexmarkers, I then maked off the image 
and used Thim Holtz Distress Inks in the following colours 
Faded Jeans, Chipped Saphire and Pumice, then I added some Glossy Accents 
to the owls eyes and Silver Sakura Gelly Roll to add some extra highlights.

For more details and to see what my fab teamies have made please pop over to the  

Huge Hugz

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges



Friday, 24 October 2014

Flower Goddess

Lucy Loo Flower Goddess

Hi everyone, just a quick post from me today before I head off out. This is a
card that I made yesterday and I used the paper piecing technique.
I have used one of Unky's gorgeous Lucy Loo images from her Etsy shop.
You can find "Flower Goddess"


To make this card I've used the following
6x6 White Card, Black Card, Papermania Capsule Midnight Blush design Papers, Blush 
coloured Bias, Martha Stewart Punch, Liquid Pearls, Sakura Gelly Roll and Glossy Accents.

To colour this gorgeous image I've used my Pro/Flexmarkers and I added some Sakura 
Gelly Roll and Glossy Accents.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Think Pink!!

Think Pink

Hi everyone, As most of you will already know October is Breast Cancer 
Awareness Month which is an annual campaign to help raise awareness of the 
disease. Lots of you will have had to fight or are still fighting this awful 
disease and there are those of you that know of someone that's fighting or sadly 
who have lost the fight against this terrible disease. So my post today is a card 
that I've made for all you ladies out there to remind you to check yourself 
regularly or as I say "Feel for lumps and Save your bumps"

To make this card I've used the following
White 6x6 Card, Papermaia Capsule Design Papers in Wild Rose & Eau de Nil, 
Silver Miri, Pink Bazzill, Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, Silver Charity Ribbon Charm and 
Spellbinders Fancy Oval Die.

I've used Sassy Design Studios Pink Ribbon Frame image
and I've coloured her using my Pro/Flexmarkers

Huge Hugz

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Monday, 20 October 2014

Aurora Wings Challenge #8

Aurora Wings Challenge #8

Hi everyone,
 I'm here again with our new Aurora Wings Challenge and the theme this time is 

Heartfelt Thanks 

The prizes are as follows 

1 (one) Artist Choice Award Winner to be selected from those entries which have used 
an Aurora Wings Digi and the prize is a $20 gift card and winners badge.

1 (one) Random Winner and the prize will be $20 gift card 

Top 3 Winners which will be chosen by the Design Team and this prize will be 
$10 gift card and top 3 badge

For more details and to see what my fabulous teamies have created, 
 please pop over to the 

Anyhoo this is my Aurora Wings DT make for the challenge, 
I hope that you like it

To make this card I've used the following
White Card, Silver Mirri, Deep Red Gloss Card, Patterned Card 
from my stash, 25mm Deep Red Berrisford Satin Ribbon, Mulberry Blooms 
from WOC, Liquid Pearls and deep Red 5mm Pearls

The beautiful Aurora Wings image is called 
Woman with Gardenia and Pearls and you can find her 
I coloured her using a selection of Pro/Flexmarkers I then added liquid Pearls.

Huge Hugz

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges