Wednesday, 30 March 2016

What's On Your Workdesk?

I've been a little bit AWOL cos we've been visiting my son, DIL & grandchildren for Easter, which was lovely :o) On the way home from the park we saw a double rainbow (you can just about see there are 2 in the photo if you look really hard), the bottom one was really bright with vivid colours. 

Hubby & I are off work this week & we are intending to have a big clear-out cos we need lots done to the house.  He's had to go into work today though so I'm catching up with a bit of blogging, I did start sorting out my craft room too but got a little bit side-tracked lol.  I've fancied joining in WOYWW for a while & always like seeing what other crafters are working on :o)  I'm not really working on anything at the moment but I've been looking at a couple of images I've already coloured & also at other stamped images to colour.

Sunday, 20 March 2016

I DO Love a Wedding :o)

Yesterday we were at the wedding of a very special couple - it was a traditional church service & I know it's not for everyone & I'm not particularly religious but I think there is something very lovely about couples affirming their love for each other in a beautiful church (though it was freezing)  - saying that I have been to some weddings in hotels & stately homes & their services were wonderful too :o) - I just love weddings lol!

We've had some gorgeous Wedding new release digi images from Wendy at All Dressed Up this month & "The Wedding Cake" was just perfect.  First I made the lil gift box & then I thought I would make the card to go with it.  The design team have made some wonderful creations with the other new releases so if you're looking for (wedding) inspiration, check them out :o)

The challenges: 
Aud Sentiments - Bingo + a Sentiment (lace, flowers, paper punch)
Jade's Sparkling Butterflies - Die Cuts or Punches 
Craft Rocket - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
In The Pink - Spring Flowers (pink!)
QKR Stampede - Add a Sentiment
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Scraper's Delight - Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Use your Dies &/or Punches

Crafter's Companion Ultimate Pro with Boxer Board
Prima Garden Fable Paper Pad
Petticoat Lane Lace from Fairy my World
Martha Stewart Lace Scallop Heart Punch
Flowers from my Stash

Sunday, 13 March 2016


Happy Sunday! The weather has brightened up a bit here :o) let's hope it lasts.  I love fairies & this (precoloured)  LOTV image is one of my favs.  I've had a bit of time to craft today while hubby's been playing footy & have been working on a DT card but it didn't go quite to plan so I thought I'd have a break & do some blogging.

The challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Lace or Ribbon
Pearly Sparkles - Girlie & Pearly
Just Keep on Creating - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's - Patterned Paper 
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafting With an Attitude - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Add Some Sparkle
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Di's Digi Designs - Lots of Layers

Card Recipe:
Image from Lili of the Valley's Magical Fairies Art Pad (don't think this is available any more)
Paper, Lace, Sequins & Pearls from my Stash (the edges of the paper were distressed with scissors)
Glamour Dust
I've had the ticket stamp for ages so don't know where that's from either sorry
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Florals Die

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Thank You!

Everyone one likes receiving thank you cards & they are a joy to make & send so it's a Win, Win situation lol.  I made this card with the new All Dressed Up stamps from Little Darlings.  

Today the weather is awful with torrential rain, luckily it is my day off so I have been catching up with the housework (have to do that if not I feel guilty crafting lol) & a friend I haven't seen for ages came to lunch :o) I hope your week is going well.  I'm still waiting for Spring to arrive lol.

The challenges:
Crafty Boots - Something for the Lady
Paper Nest Dolls - Anything Goes  
Sweet Stamps - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes 
Creative Card Crew - Chicks  
Clear it Out - Patterned Paper Over a Year Old
Stamping Sensations - Flower Power 
Crafting With Dragonflies - Girly Cards 
Allsorts - International Woman's Day
Inky Impressions - Let's Hear it for the Girl 

Card Recipe:
Prismacolor Pencils
Papers from my stash
Resin Flower
Organza Ribbon
Sentiment from Pink Petticoat (so sad they closed)
We R Memory Keepers Tab Punch
Die Cut Border

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Happy Mother's Day!

I would like to wish all the Mum's a Happy Mother's Day for tomorrow (even the ones who don't celebrate til later in the year ;o).  Sadly my Mum passed away when I was only 20 & I still miss her every day.  I have my MIL who is a lovely lady & I made this card for her.  I kept it simple with a printed image & not too many embellishments. 

The challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Mother's Day 
Oh La La - Add a Sentiment
A Bit More Time - Anything Goes
ABC - C is for Cute
Freshly Brewed - Spring
Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes
Morgan's ArtWorld - Include a Sentiment
The Stamping Boutique - Ribbon or Lace
Kitty Bee Designs - In the Garden

Card Recipe:
Image from Docrafts Country Companions Celebrations CDRom
Doily (inked with Brilliance Pearlescent Coral)
Lace from Fairy My World
DP The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady (free with magazine)
Happy Mother's Day stamp
Flower Gems
Liquid Pearls Petal Pink (for centre of flowers)  

Thanks for looking& have a great weekend everyone! XX

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Wear With Style!

It's All Dressed Up Team A's time for a new Anything Goes challenge.  I chose to use one of the gorgeous Wear With Style girls, I coloured her with Prismacolor pencils & paper pieced her dress and headband.  I hope you can join us, there are so many gorgeous images to choose from :D

The challenges:
Seize the Birthday - Birthday! 
Creatalicious - Add a Charm
Polkadoodles - Tic Tac Toe (sentiment, lace, flower)
Dragonfly Journeys - Flower Power
The Stamping Boutique - Ribbon &/or Lace
QKR Stampede - Birthday Cards
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Celebrate (with Ribbon or Trim)
Crafty Friends - Floral
Deep Ocean - Lovely Lace 
Inky Chicks - Ribbon &/or Lace
Try it on Tuesdays - Feminine & Fancy
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow

Card Recipe:
All Dressed Up Wear With Style image (includes 4 images) 
Prismacolor Pencils
Paper Flowers
Broiderie Anglaise Lace
Handbag Sentiment from Craftwork Cards
Charm made using a stamp (can't remember which one) & Shrink Plastic
Jump Ring
DP from my stash
Edges inked with Brilliance Pearlescent Coral Ink Pad (as usual)

Have a wonderful week everyone! X