A big welcome to all of my lovely followers and visitors to my little space in the crafting world of blogland! I hope you enjoy your little wander through my creative world and would love to feel that I may have inspired some of you in some small way. Happy Crafting to you all and I hope you will stop by again soon!

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Scribble & Scrap Challenge #16 - Anything Goes

Morning everyone!  I hope you are all keeping well and happy!  I've been pretty quiet on here lately and must apologise for not getting around to visiting everyone.

It's challenge time again at Scribble & Scrap and, as always, it's

Our winner will receive a £15 voucher from the Scribble & Scrap Shop, however, if the winner has used a Scribble & Scrap product, the prize will be raised to a magnificent £20!!! Also, our Top 3 get a very generous £5 each to spend too.

My card is showcasing the beautiful digital papers available as instant download in the Scribble & Scrap Shop - Grungy Florals - Naturals and Grungy Florals - Pastels

I layered the different papers in Word to design my background layout onto just one sheet.  If you are a little limited on time, printer ink or adhesives, then this is a perfect way to get a gorgeous effect in double quick time. I matted onto Kraft cardstock ready to embellish.

I inked the Wee Stamps - It's a Boy topper with versa magic chalk to give it a creamy effect, along with the sentiment from my stash.  The mixture of my embellishments can be found at the Hobby House and Wild Orchid Crafts

We had some amazing entries over the last fortnight and hope you'll join us again this time to be in with a chance to win the fabby prize!  Head on over to see the beautiful creations from my DTeamies and post your entries whilst you're there :)

I'm heading off to IKEA now to do a bit of craft room storage shopping ...... eeeek!! Excited muchly!! 

I would like to enter into the following:

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Big hugs xx

Friday, 4 April 2014

Artbymiran Challenge #3 - ANYTHING GOES

Good Morning lovely peeps and a Happy Friday to you all.

Can you believe it?  We're already on our 3rd challenge at Artbymiran Challenge.  Once again we had the most beautiful entries into our 2nd challenge - each and every one of them such stunning works of art!  It's a real pleasure drooling over your fab creations and I hope you'll join us again this time!  As always, it's ANYTHING GOES!!

Mi Ran has an amazing prize for our Winner and Top 3 and you can check out the info plus the rules HERE.

My card today is showcasing the ever beautiful Venus

Isn't she a little beauty?  I just adore Mi Ran's images and you can find plenty more at fabulous prices HERE.  They are all digital stamps and available for instant download, so no waiting around twiddling your thumbs!

I got in a bit of a pickle with my colouring on this little girly ..... this was my EIGHTH attempt!!! For some reason at the moment, my Copics are just not playing ball when it comes to colouring skin and so I ended up colouring the majority of her skin with promarkers.  Thankfully, the Copics I used for her hair and dress were much more accommodating and allowed me to do exactly what I'd planned LOL.

My card base was pinched from my mum's stash (thanks mum).  It's from Hunkydory, but, alas, I can't find a link for it so I'm not sure if it has actually been discontinued.  I really hope not as I love the whole effect it gives.  Also, there are nowhere near as many embellishments on it as I normally do as I think the image and card speak for themselves ...... with a few compulsory flowers of course heehee!

Although this is not the best picture taken in the world, I just wanted to show you the side view, which shows the card frame with little Venus nestling comfortably inside.
All of the flowers and that gorgeous flat backed diamond with centre pearl can be found at Wild Orchid Crafts and the beautiful pearl string down the side is from the Hobby House.

I really hope you like my card today and would love for you to pop over to the Challenge and check out my DTeamies' fabulous creations, as well as entering your own whilst you're there :)

I would like to enter into the following:
4 Crafty Chicks - #188 - Color a stamped image (Rubber or Digi)
Craft Your Passion Challenges - #207 Shaped Cards or Anything But Square
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Scrapper's Delights Challenge - #19 For a Special Lady
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - #83 Add some flowers

Thanks so much for popping by today and I hope you'll visit again soon!
Big hugs xx

Monday, 31 March 2014

Hobby House Inspiration

Hi Everyone! Hope you all had a fantastic weekend!

It's my turn for a little inspiration today over at the Hobby House and I chose to use this beautiful new topper from the Elisabeth Bell range called April Showers.  I actually made this card back in February when we were having nothing but rain, rain and more rain LOL.  Also, I was super chuffed to have my little creation aired on Create & Craft, along with a couple more of my creations, and my little boy was in awe that my card was on TV .... although he was a little less pleased to see that, after showing it, they 'squashed' it (his words) with another card ...... hee hee, bless him :)

These new toppers are just so gorgeous and so easy to create with.  I used the 8" x 8" Country Lady papers by Lili of the Valley, which co-ordinated perfectly with this topper, and only changed the topper slightly by adding a little ivory chalk over it.  The butterflies are from my Joanna Sheen Signature die.  You can find a list of all of the fabulous Hobby House products I used listed separately HERE.  The green ribbon was originally white and I coloured with Copics to co-ordinate with the image.

It's the start of our April Challenge tomorrow so make sure you head on over to see what our theme will be for the next month and for your chance to win some delicious Hobby House goodies!

Thanks so much for popping by today and I hope you can join us throughout April with your beautiful creations.

Big hugs xx

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Scribble & Scrap Challenge #15 - Anything Goes

Happy Sunday everyone and a huge Happy Mother's Day to each and every wonderful Mum celebrating this day here in the UK.   Can you believe, the clocks bounced forward today and us Mum's actually get an hour less to relish getting waited on hand and foot!! How inconsiderate LOL.

Well, it's time for our ANYTHING GOES Challenge at Scribble & Scrap and, as always, our winner will receive a £15 voucher from the Scribble & Scrap Shop.  However, if the winner has used a Scribble & Scrap product, the prize will be raised to a massive £20 voucher!! How cool is that?  Also, our Top 3 also win a £5 voucher! Please check out the RULES so as not to miss out on these fabby prizes!

Okay, so, last weekend was spent away with my fabulous family.  We went to beautiful West Bay in Dorset and had a ball ..... we swam, flew kites, went bowling, tried crabbing (although the crabs weren't having any of it), swam again, dodged waves (resulting in me falling over ...... hilarious lol) and had loads of fun at a fab park!  In fact, I think us adults had more fun than the kids ha ha!
Anyway, rather than coming home refreshed, I came home exhausted hehe! Dragged myself through work last week and my crafty mojo decided to stay in West Bay!!!

My creation this week is not a usual one for me, but I hope you like it all the same!   I dressed up an A4 MDF picture frame using the gorgeous Vintage Paper Set 1 - I absolutely love these papers!
I distressed and embossed the edges of the paper with frantage and also embossed the centre area.  My floral display is a mixture of flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I adore butterflies (can you tell?) and used various dies to create them.  The poppy red ones have been coloured with Copics and the grey have been created from the paper waste.  I added liquid pearls to my corner dies and the rhinestones on the butterflies and gorgeous pearl string are both from the Hobby House

We love seeing your fabulous creations and hope you'll all join us again this time - my DTeamies have come up with some fabulous inspiration for you all.

I'd like to enter into the following:

Right ..... I'm off to find my mojo and to enjoy being spoilt ;)  Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone!  Happy Crafting!
Big hugs xx

Friday, 21 March 2014

Artbymiran Challenge #2 - ANYTHING GOES

Morning Everyone and a Happy Friday to you all :)

I can't believe two weeks have gone by already since the start of our first challenge.  We have had the most beautiful entries and look forward very much to seeing everyone's fabulous creations in our second Artbymiran Challenge, which is, of course,

Mi Ran is offering a fabulous prize to our Winner and Top 3 and you can check out all the info plus the rules HERE

My card today is showcasing the very beautiful Blowing Bubbles.

I added the lettering onto the bubbles by merging in Word before printing my image - it was a bit tricky to get the letters the right size for each bubble, but I got there .... eventually LOL.

I coloured this gorgeous girly in Copics in the following:
Skin:  E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair:  B00, B12, B23, B24, B39
Top:  BV00, BV02, BV04, BV08

I had so much fun colouring this little beauty up, although my E21 decided to go sticky on me whilst in the process of colouring her face ....... don't you just hate when that happens?!

For the rest of my card I used plain purple cardstock from my stash, mini dots paper from Bearly Mine Designs.  The purple ribbon and rhinestone flourishes are from the Hobby House, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and the cute little glass pebbles are from Live & Love Crafts.  The lace and blue gems are both from my stash.

I really hope you'll pop on over to the Challenge and check out my DTeamies' fabulous creations and enter your beautiful creations for us to have a drool over at the same time :)

Look forward to seeing you there!
Thank you all for popping by here today and wishing you all have a fabby weekend!

I'd like to enter my card into the following:
Addicted to Stamps and More - #87 Make Your Mark
Bearly-Mine Challenges - March Challenge - One for the Girls
Divas by Design - Flower Power
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge - #55 Make a Square Card
MilkCoffee Challenge - At least 2 flowers
Southern Girls Challenge - Floral Frenzy
The ABC Challenge - H is for Hair
The Paper Shelter - #150 More than 5 flowers

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Scribble & Scrap # 14 - Anything Goes

Happy Sunday Everyone! Another fabulous sunny day here in the South East - hope it's warm and bright wherever you are too!

Guess what?  It's time for another ANYTHING GOES Challenge at 

Our challenge winner will receive a £15 voucher to spend in the Scribble & Scrap Shop, however, if the winner has used a Scribble & Scrap product, the prize will be raised to a mahoosive £20.  Top 3 also win a very generous £5 voucher each too!  How cool is that?
Please check out the RULES to be in with a chance of winning!

For my post today, I had sooooo much fun dressing up a tissue box holder.  I have made this as a birthday gift for my fabulous boss ..... hope she likes it as I do so want to keep my job ;)

This is a picture heavy post .... hope you manage to stay with me to the end LOL
I decorated each side of the box with some gorgeous Scribble & Scrap digital papers - Vintage Paper Set 1 being the 'base' paper merged with Grungy Florals - Natural for the centre circle on each.
I have popped a mini 'feather boa' around the top hole to tie in with the gorgeous gal I've used - okay, so my boss may get feathers on her nose when she wipes ..... but they'll be pretty feathers ;)
This adorably cute image is called Lola Cabaret and can be found in the Artbymiran shop HERE.
I just had to have this little doll .... not only is she uber cute, she also has the same name as my little granddaughter - minus 'cabaret' of course! Heehee!
I have decorated the left side of the box to mirror the right - using a mixture of all of my favourite things to embellish with.  Buttons, pearls, die-cut butterflies, flowers, pearl flourishes and lace - keeping enough space free to show off the beautiful papers.
The back has been kept to a bare minimum
 so it can be put against a wall, if my boss so wishes, without squashing anything :)

Lola has been coloured up with Copics in the following:
Skin:  E000, E00, E11, E21, E04
Hair/Dress/Stockings:  C0, C1, C3, C5
Skirt/Shoes:  E33, E31, E51, E50

Items used:  Pearls, pearl string, buttons, pearl flourish - all from the Hobby House
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Lace & 'feather boa' - from a gorgeous little shop in Windsor
Tissue Box - from 'Make It' craft event (MDF Man)
Various die-cut butterflies and doily
Glitter card from stash

I'd love you to pop on over and see what my DTeamies have all come up with this time and we hope you can all join us again over this next fortnight as we love browsing through your fabulous creations!  

I would like to enter into the following:
CMC Challenge - #89 Show Some Skin
Crafts and Me Challenge # 146 Anything Goes
Digi Galore - Anything Goes
Just For Fun - Anything Goes
MilkCoffee Challenge - At least 2 Flowers
Oddball Art Stamp Co - #1 Use a Digi
Open-Minded Crafting Challenge - #6 Use Some Buttons
Stampin' for the Weekend - Anything Goes

Right then .... I'm now off to buy some tissues!! Can't give a tissue box without any tissues now can I?!
Thank you all so much for stopping by today!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Big hugs xx

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Hobby House Midway Challenge Reminder - Buttons

Good Morning Everyone! Hope you've all had a fabulous week - can you believe it's the weekend again already? Yay!!!!!

It's our midway reminder for the Hobby House Challenge today and our theme is
Please remember to use at least ONE Hobby House product and mention in your post the product you've used.

As always, our winner will receive this WHOPPING prize!

I decided to dress up a tag for my midway inspiration and had a lot of fun with it!

This was so easy peasy to put together as the gorgeous topper, papers, ribbon, doily, and wording all come together in the Wee Sweet Blossom Cardmaking Kit (with loads more besides).  An amazing kit where everything co-ordinates so beautifully!  A beautiful pearl flourish pack also comes in the set, however, the one I used for this little tag can be found here.  I inked the topper and words with chalk and die cut the little butterflies using my Butterflies and Dragonfly Signature Die.  

I had fun playing with these gorgeous buttons, which are part of the fabby HH Embellishment Set - Wedding Day and added individual adhesive pearls on top of each button.

I hope you'll join us for the remaining half of our challenge - you have until 29th March to enter so there's still plenty of time to get your fab creations in!  
We so look forward to seeing what you create this time!

Thanks so much for popping along here today and your visits and kind comments are so very much appreciated!

I would like to enter my tag into the following:
Jellypark - Friday Challenge Blog - Pretty Pastels
Little Claire's Designs - #43 Make a Tag
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Bingo - (Gems, Ribbon, Buttons)

Big hugs,