Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Slumber Party

A big welcome to my blog and thank you for calling by!  I had a wonderful and exhausting time in London with my two Grandsons.  Back home to a very wild and windy Blackpool.  It was so windy during the night I got up a few times to make sure everything was still intact!

I have my last card as part of Beccy's Place Design Team, my that six months has flown by!  I would like to thank Beccy for having me on the team and giving me the chance to work with her fabulous images.  My card is from the new Sleepover Set which is available here.


I coloured the image with my Copics and used Victorian Velvet DI whilst it was still in the Spellbinders Oval Die.  The papers are Nitwits Bumbleberry.  I used Spellbinders Lacy Ovals to mat the image, Dienamics Fishtail Stax and Memory Box Precious Stars.  The border was made with a Martha Stewart border punch. 

Please go over to Beccy's Place and see what the rest of the DT have done with this fun set.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Simon Says - Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Come and Get It - One for the Girls

Thank you so much for looking today and the lovely comments you leave. Enjoy the rest of your day.



Thursday, 26 March 2015

My Little Chickadee

Good morning hope you are having a good week, its been really beautiful weather here on the Northwest Coast.  Today I have a card to share with you for the Digital Delights Blog, if you take a trip over there the rest of the DT have done some gorgeous projects for you.  Here is mine:



This little sweetie is called  Chickadee and is available here. I coloured her with my Copics and fussy cut her out.  The papers are Nitwits Daffodil Joy and the sentiment is from the Easter Sentiments Set which is available here. I used Spellbinders Circles for the mat and Butterfly Circle.  The card was made using my Go Kreate XXL Scallop Square die.  The border was made using my X Cut border die.  I used yellow and pink ribbon but I am not sure if you can see it that well!



Hopefully I will be able to come back and enter some challenges. A busy day today, going round to clean my Aunt's house then take her out for lunch.  Tomorrow I am driving down to London to spend the weekend with my Grandsons so I will have to sort my things out today so I can get an early start.
Thank you so much for looking and the lovely comments you leave, have a lovely weekend whatever your plans are. See you soon.







Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Egg Collection Set


Hello and I hope you are having a good week. The weather here has been so nice for the past week, beautiful sunny Spring days.

Today I have a card for you made with one of the new images available this month from Beccy's Place:



I used the coloured version of this as I love the pretty pastel colours Beccy has used.  The set is called Egg Collection set and is available here.  I printed one of the sentiments that comes with the set directly onto the papers which are Nitwits Just Hatched.  The flower is Cheery Lynn Sweet William and I used the leaf die from Memory Box Fabulous Phlox die.  The borders are Lawn Fawn and I finished off with some Card Candi coloured with my Copics.


Challenges I would like to enter:

Papertake Weekly - A Cut Above
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Pinspiration Board
Card Mania - Spring
Dream Valley - Spring

Just a quick post from me, off to do some crafting! Thank you so much for calling, see you soon!



Thursday, 19 March 2015

Delightful Thursday

A big welcome to my blog so lovely to see you here! Yesterday was a beautiful Spring day, gorgeous sunshine and no wind.  I took Rowan onto Stanley Park in Blackpool we fed the ducks (although Rowan ate his bread) and went on the swings.  So nice to have such a lovely day hopefully with more to come.

Today its time for another Delightful Thursday where the DT of Digital Delights Blog showcase some of the wonderful images available in the Digital Delights Store. My card fits in beautifully with this lovely Spring weather:



This image is so cute and called Precious Bunny available here and the sentiment is from the Easter Sentiments set available here. I coloured the image with my Copics and the papers are Nitwits "Hoppy Hearts".  I used my Go Kreate XXL Scallop Square die for the card shape.  I cut the image out using Spellbinders Circles and framed him with a Marianne die through which I inked some Broken China DI.  The sentiment was cut out using a die from Dienamics Blueprints 21.  The flower is Memory Box Fabulous Phlox and I used a Martha Stewart border punch for the border.


Please have a look at the rest of the Design Team work here for lots of fabulous inspiration!

Challenges I would like to enter:

Crafter's Cafe - What Season Are You In? Spring my favourite
Inky Impressions - Pastel Colours
Simon Says Stamp - Spring Pinterest Inspiration
Creative Card Crew - Easter Critters
Die Cuttin' Divas - Welcome Spring
Artistic Impressions - Anything Goes with a Twist of Easter

Thank you so much for looking today I really appreciate it and the lovely comments, have a wonderful day!


Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Spring Delights

Good morning hope you are well, if not wishing you a speedy recovery!  Its that time of week when a new challenge starts over at The Paper Shelter. Our theme this week is "Spring Delights" yes its just round the corner now, definitely lighter nights and buds on the trees.


I have used the adorable Spring Attitude which you can get here.  I coloured her with my Copics and used some chalk for the background. The paper is First Edition "Hideaway."  I used Dienamics In and Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangle and the sentiment inside is Clearly Besotted. The banner is La La Land, I can't remember what the flower is as I had made it a while ago and used it on this paper but the leaves are made with a Floral Punch.  I must have used my Spellbinders Curved A2 borders on the card front.


Please have a look at the rest of the DT work as they are so talented and make some beautiful cards. Don't forget we still have a DT call running until the 20th March, please go to the Challenge Blog here for all the details.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Crafter's Cafe - What Season Are You In? Has to be Spring
Creative Card Crew - Easter Critters
Cuttlebug Mania - Use a Frame
Die Cuttin' Divas - Welcome Spring
Papertake Weekly - Happy Anything

Thank you for looking and the lovely comments you leave, see you soon!




Tuesday, 17 March 2015

The Old Well

Happy St Patrick's Day if you are celebrating! I am going to have a relaxing crafting day today - hurray! I have just put some Five Spice Pork in my slow cooker for tea today and made a tray of Millionaire's Shortbread for Dave so the rest of the day is mine!

I am sharing a card I made with one of Beccy's new images for March:


This gorgeous image and sentiment are part of the "Old Well Set" which is now available in Beccy's store here.  I coloured my image with my Copics and used some Milled Lavender DI around the edges.  The papers are Raspberry Road "Circle of Friends' set.  I cut the sentiment out with my Cheery Lynn Horizon Fishtail Banners and used a Spellbinders die to cut the opening of the card out.



For more inspiration using this beautiful set please visit Beccy's Place Blog.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Bunny Zoe's - Spring Colours
Card Mania - Spring
Cheerful Stamp Pad - In The Garden
Little Claire's - Springtime


Lastly I would like to share a picture of Rowan that my daughter gave me on Mother's Day, its in a frame but I took a picture of it with my I Phone so that is why there is a bit of shine on it:



Thank you so much for calling round to see me today and for the lovely comments that are just wonderful to read, see you soon!


Sunday, 15 March 2015

Inspiration


Hello and a big Happy Mother's Day for all you Mums in the U.K., hope you get spoiled today.  My daughter and Rowan are coming to take me out for  dinner later on, we are going to a restaurant in Lytham and they have some live music as well so should be fun.

Today is my turn to make an Inspiration card for Buckwell's Crafty Challenge and the theme for this month's challenge is "Flowers".  You can find the challenge here and you have just over two weeks to enter.



I have used Coco from this month's sponsors A Lil Digi Heaven. I coloured Coco with my Copics and the papers are Nitwits "Good Hare Day".  I followed the sketch at Sketch Saturday for my layout. I fussy cut the image out and then put her on a mat embossed with a Spellbinders Embossabilities folder "Dotted Flowers" and cut and matted using Spellbinders. The flower and leaf are Marianne dies.





We would love to have you join us for our challenge so please link up here.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Sketch Saturday - Sketch

Thank you so much for looking and have a wonderful day!


Friday, 13 March 2015

Tweet and Flowers

Happy Friday the thirteenth - eek! I'm not really superstitious being quite happy to walk under ladders etc however I asked Dave to have a look at my umbrella as I am going out and its pouring down here.  I asked him to try and fix it out in the wash house as  I didn't want to risk putting up and umbrella in the house on Friday the thirteenth.

Today's card I made following the sketch over at Sketch Saturday. I do like joining in as I love sketches and last week I was thrilled to be picked in their Top 3.


I used this cute little Tweet and Flowers from Digi Stamp Boutique which I coloured with my Copics.  Paper is Doodletime as are the Sprinkles in the lower left corner which you can just about see!  I used my Dienamics Blueprints 20 and Pierced Squares. I think the sentiment is Clearly Besotted but not sure.


Challenges I would like to enter:

Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Aud Sentiment - Use a Two Word Sentiment
Card Mania - Spring

Thank you for your wishes for Dave yesterday the check up went ok and next one in June. I am off to meet some friends for a girly lunch today. Thank you so much for looking and I hope you have a wonderful day!