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Thursday 30 August 2012

Little Claire's Christmas Tags

Good Morning! Hope you are all ok. As the weather is pants again I think I might head off upstairs to do a spot of colouring in. I only have 2 days left of my hols, so I'm going to make the most of it.

Little Claire Designs have just released a gorgeous new tag stamp set, just in time for all those cards we need to make for Christmas.

There are 12 in the set and they have been kept plain so they can be used with anything. They are available Here.

Here are a couple of cards with them on.

I also used: Cold Crisp Kisses available from Little Claire Designs
Spellbinders & Memory Box dies
Woodware & Mc-gill punches
Card Candi
Viva Decor pearls
Ribbon from stash

I also used: At Home stamp set available from Little Claire Designs
Spellbinders, Go Kreate & Marianne Design dies
MS punches
Ribbon & Dewdrops from stash

Also over at Little Claire Designs there are some NEW & verrrry scrummy paper pads ooh! they are so gorgeous. :o)

I'm off to play :o)
Hope you all have a really lovely day.


Wednesday 29 August 2012

My Crafty Heart DT card

Good evening, hope you are all ok and not too wet. Fed up with all the rain, want the sunshine back. Although, didn't make much difference in our house today as me and Wayne have been decorating. The room where our boiler is, needed a good sort out, so after the new boiler was fitted yesterday we decided to redecorate and fit some lino. That's what we've been doing all day, it looks much better now though and thank goodness as we're both shattered.

I made a card the other day using a gorgeous new Prima pad from My Crafty Heart Ooh! all of the new pads are so scrummy.

I used: Stampavie Sofia Wishes
Prima Rosarian paper pad
Melissa Frances Trinkets & Baubles pearls
I also used: Pro's, spec's & prisma's
Memory Box die
MS punch
Doily & flowers from stash

Rightyoh! I'm off for a nose around blogland, got my coffee & biccy's so I'm all set.
Hope you all have a lovely evening.

Tuesday 28 August 2012

Gems of Inspiration - Tree Decorating

Good Morning. Hope you are all happy & well. Did you have a good Bank Holiday weekend? Shame about the weather though. Typically there is a lovely blue sky here today after the rain yesterday. We ended up doing indoor stuff. I'll show a pic later.

It's my turn today to show a card over at Gems of Inspiration and I have made todays card using a very cute digi stamp called Tree Decorating which is available from Pink Gem Designs

I had the best time colouring this sweet little pair, although there is also a pre-coloured image in the download which will be perfect for batch card making.

Dovecraft & Crafts Too papers
Spellbinders circle & scallop circle dies
Memory box Crystal Snowflake die from MCH
MS punch
Ribbon, button, pearls & ricrac from stash

Pop over to Gems of Inspiration to check out all the gorgeous inspiration from my lovely teamies.

I just have to show you this photo of my little Grandson Bradley, because of the weather yesterday we paid a visit to the Fire & Police museum here in Sheffield. There were a couple of policemen doing a workshop for the kids. It was really good, we all enjoyed it. Bradley was chosen to be a 'CSI' and they put him all the gear on. Aww! he looked so cute.

another pic, this time with a firefighters helmet on.

Rightyoh! I'm off, we have British Gas here today fitting a new boiler so I think I might get out of the way in my craftroom. 

Hope you all have a really good day, whatever you're upto.


Saturday 25 August 2012

A Gem of a Challenge - #53 midway reminder

Hi folks! I'm back with a midway reminder about the current challenge over at A Gem of a Challenge. My teamies have created some gorgeous cards to inspire you all and our fab theme this time is...

Animals or Teddies....

.... which still has another week to run. We would love you to see your creations, so hop over and  join in.

Hope you all have a great evening. I'm off to grab some biscuits to accompany my coffee then I'm all set for a blog sesh.

Sketch Saturday # 222

Good Morning! How are you all? Hopefully the weather isn't too bad where you are. Chucked it down here last night, doesn't look too sparkling today either. :o(

First of all, a BIG thank you to my new followers, it's great to have you on board. I will pop by to visit you over the weekend.

Well, Saturday has certainly come round quick this week and so has our new sketch over at Sketch Saturday 

This weeks lucky winner will win a £10.00 gift voucher to spend at The Craft Barn 

 Here's the sketch....


I used: LOTV images
First Edition Bird Song paper pad from My Crafty Heart 
Spellbinders dies
MS punch
Craftwork Cards sentiment
Ribbon, pearls & pearl heart from stash

Pop over to the blog to check out my super talented teamies gorgeous creations. Hope you will join us for this one, looking forward to seeing what you create.

Rightyoh! I'm off to tidy up, will be back later for a catch up.


Friday 24 August 2012

Little Claire Designs - weekly project

Good afternoon, hope you are all happy & well.

It's my turn to create a project and tutorial over at Little Claire Desisigs 
I have made a pop up slider card, ooh! I love making these. They are so easy and very effective.

Hop over to Little Claire Designs  to see a step by step tutorial and a list of stash that I used.

I'm off to have a little colouring in sesh. Hope you have a really great day whatever you're upto.

Thursday 23 August 2012

Xmas Scrumminess at My Crafty Heart

Good Afternoon folks, hope you have all had a great day, I've been busy cleaning. :o( The weather here has been a bit pants today, I held off with the washing as it looked like rain but it hasn't, mind you it probably would'nt have dried if I had done some.

Oh! eck what on earth am I rattling on about? I want to show you a card made with the gorgeous new Christmas stash that Teresa has over at My Crafty Heart.

I used: MME Winter Wonderland paper pad (gorgeous!!!!)
MME Winter Wonderland button collection (these are so cute)
Memory Box Crystal Snowflake ( I chopped off the long bits and layered it up on top of another un-chopped? one . Will make a gorgeous star embellie)
Meiflower stick on gems

All the above is available from My Crafty Heart

I also used: Pollycraft image
Pro's, Spec's and Prisma's
Memory Box border die
MS punch
Craftwork card sentiment

Right I'm off to put the oven on, fish & chips for tea. Yummy!

Hope you all have a lovely evening, back later for a catch up.


Wednesday 22 August 2012


Good afternoon, hope you are all happy and well. I'm hoping (fingers crossed & not speaking too loud) that the ads have gone off my blog. I haven't heard them for a few days.

I've had a little play in the craftroom this afternoon and made this card using some very pretty LOTV/Nitwits papers that I bought on Monday from the shop in Leeds. Me, Wayne, Sam & Bradley went to the armories museum. To be honest although the museum was fantastic, we did'nt enjoy it as much as the railway museum in York where we went last week. Only because it was more child friendly. We had a lovely picnic by the side of the canal before we headed into Leeds city centre. Wayne took me to LOTV on our way home and although the shop was actually shutting, the lovely ladies let us in. Got a couple of stamps and paper pads. Ooh! the pads are scrummy.

I used: LOTV/Nitwits Promises paper pad
Saturated Canary Becca & Bo
Pro's, Spec's & Prisma's
Spellbinders & Memory Box dies
Woodware & Mcgill punches
Meiflower beaded heart & Viva decor pearl pen from MCH
Craftwork Card sentiment
Ribbon & flowers from stash

I'm entering into Bearly Mine Challenge - Anything goes

Rightyoh! I'm off to have some tea, will be back later for a catch up.

Hope you have a great afternoon.


Tuesday 21 August 2012

Lilac Blossom

Good Morning! Hope you are all happy & well.  Thank you all so much for the lovely comments you left me on my posts while I was away. I managed to catch up with some of you last night and I will be catching up with everyone later. We had a lovely few days away, although I am absolutely shattered now, think I must be getting old.

I haven't managed to have a play in the craftroom since I got back so here's a card I made last week.

I used: Crafters Companion Morehead Blossom
Prima Meadow Lark paper pad from My Crafty Heart
Marianne Designs Creatables Frame Circle from My Crafty Heart
MS & Woodware punches
Spec's, Pro's & Prisma's
Craftwork Crads sentiment
Scrim from B&Q
Viva Decor pearls in Ice White from My Crafty Heart
Meiflower lilac pearl heart from My Crafty Heart
Ribbon & flowers from stash

I'm off to do some washing and cleaning, then I might have a couple of hours in My Happy Place. Hope you all have a really great day, whatever you're doing. 

Sunday 19 August 2012

Sunday Sketch & Stamp # 120

Good Morning! How are you all doing? Hope you all happy & well.  Another scheduled post from me. I'm away for a couple of days with my hubby and our friends, so I am probably feeling a bit fuzzy headed this morning.

Over at Sunday Sketch & Stamp we have another gorgeous sketch for you all to play with designed by our lovely Anne Marie. It's also my last sketch as a SS&S DT member. I have had the best time on the DT, the girls are all so lovely and I would like to say a HUGE Thank You to Maggie & the team for having me.

Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps who have a lovely prize for the lucky winner.

I used: BBrat Ballerina from Bugaboo
First Edition paper pads
Pro's, Spec's & Prisma's
Craftwork Cards Sentiment
Meiflower Beaded Heart from MCH
Viva Decor pearl pen from MCH
Ribbon & flowers from stash

Pop over to SS&S to check out my lovely teamies creations, ooh! they're gorgeous.
Hope you will join in with this gorgeous sketch, looking forward to seeing your creations.

Hope you all have a really lovely day.

Saturday 18 August 2012

A Gem of a Challenge # 53 - Animals or Teddies

3rd scheduled post of the day, please scroll down to see Sketch Saturday & Little Claire Designs challenge cards.

Hello again, I'm back with my third post today.

Over at A Gem of a Challenge  we have another really great challenge for you, chosen by our lovely Vicky. Animal or Teddies. Ooh! I had the best time with this one. I love teddies and Pink Gem Teddies are so gorgeous and a joy to colour.

MS & Xcut punches
Spellbinders & Memory Box dies
Pro's, Spec's & Prisma's
Ribbon, flowers & button from stash

In need of some scrummy inspiration? Pop over to AGOAC & have a look at my teamies amazing cards, ooh! you will love them.

Rightyoh! thats all from me today, hope you have a really great afternoon.

Little Claire Design's Challenge # 24 - Best Friends

2nd scheduled post of the day, (I'm off on a little holiday with my lovely hubby) please scroll down for my Sketch Saturday Challenge card.

I'm back with my Little Claire Designs Challenge card. This time we would like to see your cards that fit into the theme 'Best Friends'. As always there will be a gorgeous prize for the lucky winner.

Here's my card...

Freebie mag papers
Pro's, Spec's & Prisma's
Spellbinders & Marianne Designs dies
Woodware, Martha Stewart & Mc gill punches
Ribbon, flowers & button from stash

Pop over to the BLOG and check out my talented teamies gorgeous cards. Looking forward to seeing your creations.

I'll be back soon with my card for A Gem of a Challenge


Sketch Saturday #221

Good Morning folks,  hope you are all happy & well and have a lovely weekend ahead of you.
This is one of a few scheduled posts over the weekend, as me & my lovely hubby are having a couple of days away.

Over at Sketch Saturday we have another gorgeous sketch for you all to play with....


...our prize this week is $10.00 gift certificate for Prairie Fairy Designs 

I used: Free Teddy Bo image (from a mag)
First Edition Boho Chic paper pad
Tag cut on my Slice
Pro's, Spec's & Prisma's
Craftwork Card Candi
Ribbon & wooden flower from stash

Hope you will join us this week, looking forward to seeing what you create. As always my lovely teamies have made some really gorgeous cards to inspire you all.

Pop back later for my Little Claire's & Pink Gem's Challenge DT cards.

Hope you have a lovely morning.


Thursday 16 August 2012


Good Morning folks, how are you all? hope you are all good. What a lovely bunch of bloggers you are, letting me know and being so patient about those annoying audio ads on my blog.

Me & hubby spent last night and this morning trying to get rid of them. Hubby has tried a couple of things this morning, so lets see if it's worked.

Sorry I haven't visited you in the meantime though but I will be rectifying that this afternoon. :o)

Here's a card I made the other day with some of the new stuff I got from Samuel Taylors last week.

I used: Penny Johnson - Looking Chic
MME Dolled Up paper pad & Echo Park This & That Graceful from MCH
Spellbinders, Marianne Designs, DooHickey & Whimsy dies
Cheery Lyn Lace Corner Deco A die from MCH
Pro's, Spec's & Prisma's
Viva Decor Pearl Pen - Light Blue from MCH
Ribbon & flowers from stash.

I'm off to do a bit of tidying up & have some dinner, will be back later to have a huge catch up with your lovely blogs.

Wednesday 15 August 2012

Just clowning around

Hi folks, hope you are all ok. It has chucked it down here this afternoon, hope this isn't a sign of things to come.

Firstly, a HUGE apology for the random audio ads that have been playing on my blog. They do make you jump. I haven't got a clue how they came to be there, they were nothing to do with me and I know others have had the same problem. I have blocked cookies now on Chrome and fingers crossed this has worked.

I've made a card using another very cute Moorhead image. Aww! this little clown is just so cute.
She has the most gorgeous curly hair and is a joy to colour in.

I used: Crafters Companion Moorhead image
BG papers, not sure which, had them yonks
Pro's, Spec's & Prisma's
LOTV sentiment
Spellbinders & Sizzix dies
Fiskars punch
Dewdrops from stash

I'm entering it into: Crafters Companion - Best Friends

Rightyoh! I'm off to grab some tea, my tummy is rumbling. 
Hope you all have a really great evening whatever you're upto.

Tuesday 14 August 2012

Daisy Bunting - Little Claire Designs DT card

Good Morning! I'm super early this morning, something woke me up, not sure what (not the kitties, for a change) and try as I might I could not get back to sleep.  So thought I would get up and do something.

Here's a card made using one of my fave Loverly Jubblies stamps from Little Claire Designs. This lil' cutie is called Daisy Bunting I adore how she is cuddling her bear and I especially like the fact that she has a balloon. ( I just have to glitter a balloon :o))

Have you seen my new watermark? Ooh! I JUST LOVE it! Thank You Janet . It's from Pink Gem Designs there are several to choose from (all gorgeous) and available HERE

I also used: Prima Anna Lee paper pad
Nellie Snellen, Memory Box & Marianne Design dies
Pro's Spec's & Prisma's
Platinum Stickles
Ribbon, flowers & doily from stash

Rightyoh! I'm off, I better go and do a bit of tidying up before Bradley arrives, we are looking after him while his Mummy is at work. Hopefully we are off out, fingers crossed for the weather.

Hope you all have a really great day whatever you're up to.

Monday 13 August 2012

On top of the World - MCH DT card

Good Morning everyone, ooh! it looks promising out there this morning. Looks like we have a lovely day ahead of us.

I have another card to show you using the new scrummy paper pads from My Crafty Heart

I used: Prima Rosarian paper pad, sentiment stamped onto journalling doodah, quite a few of these journal sheets in the pad  
GG On Top of the World ( minus the birds for a change )
Memory Box Lorelai Outline Leaf die
Prima Miss Godivas Mermaid & Londonerry Coventry Rose flowers
Meiflower beaded pearl heart in pink
Viva Decor pearl pen in Lilac & Metallic Anthracite
Meiflower shimmer bow in Pink

All the above goodies are available at My Crafty Heart

I also used: Pro's & Prisma's
Spellbinders & Cheery Lyn dies
MS punch

I'm entering it into: Dream Valley Challenge - die cuts & punches
Just Some Lines - lots of layers
Crafty Catz - Anything goes 

I'm off to do the tidying up and maybe have a little play in the craftroom before Bradley arrives.
Hope you all have a really lovely day.

Sunday 12 August 2012

New Blog & Scrummy Candy!

2nd post of the day - scroll down for my MCH DT card.

Hi everyone, I'm back with some exciting news about a brand new inspiration blog and also details of how you can win this yummy haul of stamps.

Head over to Gems of Inspiration from Pink Gems Designs to see just how you could be in with a chance to win them.

The new blog....

... has been set up to give you all ideas & inspiration on how to use Pink Gem Designs digi images & papers.

You may already be a follower of our A Gem of a Challenge Blog. If not be sure to check it out at There's a new challenge every fortnight with prizes and we would love for you to be a follower and join in with us

I'm off for a good old nosey around blogland. Hope you all have a great evening.

My Crafty Heart DT card

Good afternoon folks, hope you are all enjoying your Sunday.

I'm sure that you have already paid a visit to My Crafty Heart online store but if not then you really need to pop over and check it out. Teresa has added some VERY scrumptious goodies (Oh! I just know that you will love them all) including New Prima Summer 2012 summer collection pads, MME Christmas 2012 paper pads & gorgeous Matching Buttons & Memory Box Winter 2012 dies.

When my DT goodies arrived yesterday I ooh-ed & aah-ed even more than I usually do. The new paper pads are stunning! I couldn't wait to get cracking and have made a few cards already. Here's one of them.

I used: Flower Basket by Whiff of Joy
New Zephr paper pad from Prima (Stunning! I love the sheets of journalling doohdah's, which are perfect for sentiments)
Marianne Designs Creatables Anja Leaves 2
Memory Box Ivy Tendrils
Meiflower beaded pearl heart in Pink
Viva Decor pearl pen in Lilac

All the above delicious stash is available at My Crafty Heart

I also used: Spellbinders dies
Pro's, Spec's & Prisma's
Ribbon & small flowers from stash

Rightyoh! I'm off to tidy up my crafty mess. Hope you have a lovely afternoon whatever you're up to.

I'll be back later for a catch up.

Saturday 11 August 2012

Sketch Saturday #220

Good Morning! How are you all? happy & well I hope. It doesn't look like Mr. Sunshine is awake yet, hope he decides to get up soon, we really like him don't we?

As it's Saturday we have another great sketch to play with over at Sketch Saturday and I must say I just loved playing with this gorgeous one.

This weeks challenge is sponsored by our friends at Simon Says Stamp!

A very generous $25 gift certificate will be awarded to our lucky challenge winner this week to spend on goodies in the SSS store!

I used: Gorgeous Girls - Fallen
Glitz Design Pretty in Pink paper pad from MCH
Pro's Spec's & Prisma's
Platinum Stickles  from MCH
Viva Decor Pearl pen in Metallic Anthracite from MCH
Jute string
Paula Pascal sentiment

Isn't it a really great sketch? you will have loads of fun playing along with us with this one. My teamies have created some amazing cards as always, hop over to the Blog & have a peek.

Rightyoh! I'm off to do some tidying up, then perhaps a little play in the craftroom. :o)
Hope you all have a really lovely day, whatever you're doing.

Friday 10 August 2012

Merry Kissmas

Good afternoon folks, hope you all enjoying some lovely sunny weather. I've made the most of it and given my car a good old clean. The poor thing was very mucky, bit like my feet yesterday.

I've just nipped inside to post this before I head back to the garden and blow up the paddling pool. Bradley is coming for the afternoon so no doubt we will all end up wet. :o)

Here are a couple of cards made using the last of Little Claire Designs new Xmas stamps, Merry Kissmas which is now available to buy.

I think this might be my favourite.... I just love stamps that can be masked of in certain places for several occasions. For the first card I have masked off the misletoe bough and just used the very cute lil' doggies. I think it would be lovely for an anniversary card also, you could even mask of the gift and add a little love heart.

I also used: Kanban card
Free mag papers
Ribbon, brad & dewdrops from stash

I used: Kanban card
MS & Dovecraft punches
Ribbon from stash

Rightoh!, off to blow up the pool, well not me personally, we have the electric pump that came with the blow up bed. Good thing really as it probably take me hours otherwise. 

Hope you all have a really lovely afternoon.

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