Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Pop up box card

Hello everyone, I hope this finds you well. Late in the day for me, I know but I wanted to enter some challenges with my project.

I had been debating "should I or shouldn't I?" for some time about investing in the Lawn Fawn pop up box set and in the end decided that I should!! 
So, here is my first attempt.

I used a Craftwork Cards pad for the panels and used a very old floral border die for the blooms which I cut in four spring colours and then snipped and put back together ( I do hope that this satisfies the handmade criteria at Allsorts , if not please feel free to delete me!!). The grass is an icicle die, upside down 😁

This creation made me feel very light hearted and optimistic about the forthcoming spring, in fact it has been glorious here in Dorset today!! I have a feeling the dry weather is here to stay but the temperatures are due to plummet...at least the rain  has stopped, fingers crossed.

That's all for now, see you later in the week xx

Some challenges

Crafting with dragonflies #98 - Special folds
A gem of a challenge #213 - Spring flowers
Allsorts  #455 - Handmade flowers

Thursday, 15 February 2018

AYLI - Ways to add a sentiment

Hello friends, another fortnight has whizzed by so I am here to encourage you to join in with the new challenge at

This is a good one!! We would like to see the way you like to add a sentiment to your project and tell us why.

I always used to stay safe and stamp on a label or banner just in case it went wrong!! However,  I bought a stamping platform and that has all changed, I am brave enough to stamp direct on my project because if you make a boo boo you can stamp again and again  without smudges...ace!!

So, here is my card and not a cute image in sight!! 

 I decided that I needed some grown up stamp sets in my stash so treated myself to this lovely Concord and 9th set, Beautiful Branches.
There you go, a grown up card!!

That's all for now, see you soon xx

Some challenges

Addicted to stamps and more #279 - CAS
Crafty girls creations #44 - Anything goes
LOVE to craft challenge blog #19 - Anything goes
Dragonfly dreams - Flowers
Stamping Sensations February - Anything with flowers

Monday, 12 February 2018

Cutie Pie

Hello friends, a new week and a new challenge.

The Cutie Pies would love to see your cards featuring 

I went with the LOVE option and used an image and paper that came free with a magazine.

 I love the colours and just had to add black. The the die cut heart and "Big Kiss" sentiment are from a Marianne Designs set and the heart wreath over the top right corner had it's first outing!!

Hope you have a good week xx

Some challenges

Crafty Catz #403 - Anything goes/ love is in the air
Cute Card Thursday #516 - Love
Creative Inspirations - Love is in the air/ colour scheme
My time to craft #364 - Love is all we need
Crafty Friends #77 - Love is in the air
Allsorts Challenge #454 - Love is in the air

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Heart Bunny

I am sharing the love today in the shape of this sweet little bunny with her cart full of hearts. She is available here.

I had a moment of panic when I couldn't immediately locate my lovely heart of hearts die, but as you can see, finally found, it is backed by a scrap of red cardstock. Bunny was coloured using Promarkers and I added some  glitter to finish off. After the fiddling and faffing with the wedding card at the weekend it was time for a more CAS project!!

Well, that is me for today. Have a good weekend, when you get there!! 

Some challenges

Fab 'n' funky #380 - Valentine, say it with words
I love Promarkers #352 - Love, wedding/anniversary
Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge - Love
Passion for Promarkers #430 - Love and kisses
Digi choosday week #6 - Anything goes

Sunday, 4 February 2018

I do

Good morning my crafty friends. I know it is unusual for me to make an appearance on a Sunday but I wanted to!!  It's a wedding card I am sharing today and I had great fun fiddling and faffing!! 

I used one of the adorable images from the Wedding Trio set from LOTV.
The papers are Nitiwits Cherish collection. The flower was made using one of the very first MFT die sets that I ever bought. Dawny P used them a lot, back then, and it me took ages to source them and I was so thrilled when I finally tracked down a set!! I inked the edges with Weathered Wood DI. The happy couple were coloured with Promarkers.

I am looking forward to the coming week...nothing too exciting but it finally looks as though the wet weather might stop for a while...I know, I am easily pleased!! The thought of no muddy dogs or horses makes me very happy!!

I hope you have a good Sunday, whatever you are up to xx

Some challenges

Allsorts #453 - Spots and/or stripes
Crafty Calendar7 - Two or more layers
Sweet stampin - Anything but Birthday
CCC digi  creations - #89 It's all about love
 Pearly sparkles - #25 Love, love, love