Tuesday, 24 December 2013

A little Snowman

Merry Christmas & New Year Wishes to You
 Thanks so much for popping by.

Here is a little Christmas Card i've made.
He really is a jolly Snowman

Items used:
6 x 6 Blank card - Black card - Creative Expressions Glitter - Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad - Ribbon from my stash - The Red Hat & Scarf were coloured using copic's.
Stamp set from Imagination Crafts

Look at that lovely big smile.

Happy Crafting & Stay Safe till Next time.

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Saturday, 21 December 2013

Thoughts of Spring - Aspire Crafts

Hello and Happy weekend to you.
Oooo 4 more sleeps .....

Yesterday saw the launch of the Brand New collection from 
You can find the 
Thoughts of Spring

Here is the follow on from yesterday inspiration.

This Aspire Crafts Thoughts of Spring really is beautiful and trust me when I say you really need this collection its so Fresh and you really will enjoy making cards & scrapbooks from it as it suits so many different occasions.

If you would like more inspiration come and join the
You will be greeted by the most lovely fellow Crafter's all sharing idea's to inspire you.

Why not visit and follow the 
A super source of inspirations & news.

Thanks so much for taking the time to pop by.
Don't forget to click follow as its very close to me doing that giveaway.

Merry Christmas
Stay safe & Happy Crafting till next time.

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Friday, 20 December 2013

Thoughts of Spring - Aspire Crafts

Hello and welcome to you and thanks for stopping by.

Today's post is from the stunning new collection from 

Launched on Create and Craft today.

This really is a stunning collection the colours are so fresh and suit so many occasions and not only that it really is excellent value for money and outstanding quality.

Here is a little inspiration from me.

I just love this collection, the first word that came into my head when I saw it on my trip to
 Aspire HQ this week was Paris. The colours are striking with a mix of brights and pastels but with a delicate water colour feel to it.  

Why not come and join us on the
You will be greeted by the fabulous DT and the wonderful customers who all share their creations.

If you pop on over to the 
You will find lots more inspiration for you.

I hope you will Pop back tomorrow for a little more inspiration just for you.

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Thanks so much for you comments they really do mean alot.
Nearly giveaway time for one of my lucky followers.....
Stay Safe & Happy Crafting 

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

A touch of Vintage Bloom - Aspire Crafts

Hello and welcome to you today.
Christmas is nearly upon us and thankfully i'm totally organized for a change :).

I have some exciting news I have a new TV partner in crafty crime and I hope you will welcome the lovely Denise to the land of Create and Craft on her debut on 
Friday 20th December 10am 2pm 7pm.
 Denise will be launching some NEW totally stunning products just for you. 

So make a note in your diary and tune into the 
shows you really don't want to miss out.

Today I thought I would share with you the last samples that I made for the 
Vintage Bloom collection on Create and Craft.

 Items used:
Vintage Bloom Collection - Aspire Crafts Dekromounts - Pink Wow embossing powder -
 Creative expressions silky crush ribbon - Diamante embellishment from my crafty stash.

Items used:
 Black card, ribbon, pearls & acetate from my stash.

 Items used:
Gold wow embossing powder - Pink ribbon and calendar blank from my stash.

Items Used:
Black card & acetate from my crafty stash

Items Used:
Ribbon from my crafty stash.

If you would like to know how to make any of these or more details come and join the 
Where you will find myself along with the super talented DT.
Also it would be fab if you would pay a visit to the 
Its another way of being kept up to date with new products and lots of inspiration.

Thanks so much for stopping by your support means everything to me.
Stay safe & Happy Crafting till next time.

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Friday, 29 November 2013

A New Home

Hello and welcome to you and a massive Thank you for taking the time to pop by.
I really am a lucky girl .
Wow what a whirlwind week it has been.
 Six amazing shows on Create and Craft in the last week for the fabulous
The Vintage Bloom collection really is simply stunning along with being such an amazing deal.
Take a peek on the Create and Craft website for the Aspire products.
Keep your eyes peeled I will post pictures of the show makes in the next few days.

Now here is a little make I have made for my eldest daughter as she has just moved into her lovely new home, such a sad day as a mum when they leave the nest for the first time but such an exciting and new beginning for her and i'm so proud to be her mum.

She totally adores squirrels so this topper from 
The Hobby House was just perfect for her.

I was lucky to win the
What a prize it was to and I made this using one of the toppers and card and a just a few of the flowers I won as my prize.
Items Used:

Happy Crafting & Stay Safe till next time
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Saturday, 23 November 2013

Aspire Crafts here to Inspire you

Hello and welcome to you today.
Firstly i'd like to thank you all for the support on my debut show with the fabulous
I had so much fun and so looking forward to doing it again really soon.
Here are a few of the sample's I made live on air for you.

We would love to see what you make with you
Come and share them on the 

The team are ready and waiting to say hello, not only that but you can see their truly amazing samples from the show .

Head on over to the 
We would love you to come and follow us and its a fab place for inspiration.

Without further ado here are a few of the makes for you I will post some more for you very soon.


Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Vintage Bloom - Aspire Crafts

Hello and welcome to you today.
It's been a little while since my last blog post, it's been mad crazy busy and exciting at the same time for me.
I have been asked to join the
But that's not all......

Thursday the 21st Novemeber 2013 
Aspire Crafts will be making their debut on Create and Craft & Ideal World 
Sky 671 & 644
Freeview 36 & 22
Virgin 748 & 747
Freesat 812 & 813

Show times
8am Create & Craft
11am Create & craft
3pm Ideal World

I hope you will join me as the goodies I have to show you are simply stunning.
Oh did I forget to mention.......
The person who will be bringing these delightful treats to you is
I have to say i'm so excited and really can't wait to show you what the talent team have been upto at 

Here is my first little make and a sneaky peek at the stunning papers & card coming your way.

This was made using the Vintage Bloom Collection papers & Dekromounts all from
Thursday's Create & Craft Show

Other items used 
Victorian Velvet Distress ink

Thanks so much for stopping by
I hope you will be able to join me on my new exciting adventure.
I'd love you to email into the show and maybe it will be you that will be picked out of the cup of chance,

Thanks so much for you support is really does mean alot to to me.
Happy Crafting
Stay Safe till next time

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Friday, 1 November 2013

Laila - Wags n Whiskers

Hello to you today hope you are well and been having some crafty fun.
I've been having a well earned rest but am back today with my
DT post for
There really were some stunning entries into the previous challenge so a huge
congrats and thanks to you all.

The new Challenge Theme is

I have used the pretty fairy

I chosen to use the browns, oranges and greens from the autumn colours. I looked out of my back window as I have a beautiful hilly field with trees as my view these were the rich colours that are outside at the moment.

Items used:
Coloured with Copic's - Joanna Sheen leaf papers - Lili of the valley papers - HobbyHouse pearls - Creative Expressions Ribbon - Papermania gems - Glamour Dust - Martha Stewart butterfly punch - brown card and lace from my stash.

Pop on over to the 
To see the fab inspiration from the Team they really have been busy.
I look forward to seeing your entry and good luck.

Thanks so much for stopping by it really means alot.
Stay Safe & Happy Crafting

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Saturday, 19 October 2013

Crystal Carriage

Well hello again to you.
The one thing about recovering after an operation is I get time to do lots of blog posts :)
Happy Happy
Ooooh wow i'm nearly at 200 followers don't forget you need to display my badge on you blog to be in with a chance of goodie's for 1 lucky follower of mine.

Whats more i'm so very happy to show you one of the fabulous new designs from

Sarah is so busy designing lots of new goodies for you and I don't mean just Images Opsey I bet zip it now but watch this space hehehehe....

I'm proud to put my DT hat on today
Here is the new
Crystal Carriage

Perfect for any little princess and it would also make the most perfect Wedding card.

This is part of a fabulous new collection so there is more to go with this beautiful Crystal Carriage which is just £2:30 as a digi download and Sarah will be happy to turn it into a clear polymer stamp for you.

Now for some Excitement.......
Head on over to the Glamoureyes Blog asap
Lets get the Glamoureyes Blog to 200 followers and as a little Thank you Sarah is offering a lucky follower a Fantastic Glam prize of  a
Special surprise clear stamp along with a sentiment stamp & 5 digi's.....
WOW you lucky lot what an awesome giveaway....
Rules for Candy
Display the Badge
And link it to the Glamoureyes Blog on your sidebar..... Yes its that easy :) 

Is there something that you would like made into a stamp then look no further.
Will do it for you, if you know what you want then Sarah will make it into a super quality stamp or digi image for you and if you want something drawing then Sarah will be happy to draw it for you and bring your idea to life.
Come and join the
Where you will find the talented designer Sarah Mauchline & lovely crafters all happy to help.
Come and say Hello whats more you get to see all the new designs first in the group.

Other Items used:
Pink Pearl & White Card
Copic's - Hunkydory diamond sparkles - Creative expression pink Dazzler & ribbon - MeiFlower pink pearls.

Thanks for stopping by it really means alot thank you.
Crafty Hugs

Friday, 18 October 2013

Wags n Whiskers Blog Challenge

Hello and welcome
Winter is definitely upon us and the heating has been turned on, whats more its just the perfect crafting weather.
Today's Post is my DT inspiration for the new challenge over at
There were so many stunning entries into the 
It was so hard to choose pop on over to the Blog for all the winners.

Onto our new challenge and the theme is
I really can't wait to see your entries.
But I hope you can take a little inspiration from mine.
I have used the 
I have paper pieced the umbrella, one of the dresses and one of the girls wellies using the lilac spot paper. I'd never done this technique before but I really had so much fun playing with the papers......It really is so easy to do also as all I did was print out my downloaded paper then put the paper back in the printer and then printed I Love You Sis digi image onto the printed paper and then printed the image on a plain piece to so I could colour others parts of the image.

Other items used
The papers are from a docrafts members download - Create & Craft Polka dot ribbon - Glossy Accents - Jewel & pearls from my stash - Coloured with Copic's

There is a fab prize on offer so get those papers out and have some fun as you have to be in it to win it.
Click Here to enter you will also see so much more inspiration from the talented DT

Thanks so much for popping by
Stay safe & Happy Crafting

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Thursday, 17 October 2013

On Your Bike

Yey its nearly the weekend
I hope you have a fun weekend planned 

Today I thought i'd show you a little creation for the man in your life.

These are stamps the are stocked at 
If you fancy joining a class of crafty ladies then just give Donna a call.
Donna stocks many brands of stamps along with every other crafty item you will need.
This wonderful stamp set is from Dreamees 
who are set to grace our Create & Craft screens on
 26th November 2013

You get the Penny Farthing stamp and the word Travel for a super duper price of £4.50 
Head on over to the Website and take a peek not only that they even have a fab Membership which is a great idea giving you freebies & discounts :)..... 
The Circle Sentiments are also from Dreamees just £3.00 for 4 sentiments circle stamps.

Other items used:
Distress Ink Pad Antique linen -Wow clear embossing powder - Stamps away Mica Boss - Indigo Blu gilding flakes - Card, ribbon and Hessian from my stash.

Such a simple make, I used the clear embossing powder with the Travel sentiment to add texture to the backing card, the mica boss from Stamps Away makes using gilding flakes a dream which is what I used on the Penny Farthing stamped images.

Thanks for dropping in i'd love you to pop back again tomorrow.
Stay Safe & Happy Crafting

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Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Buttons & Bows

Hello to you today.
Wow what a week it's been in my crafty haven..
Hope you have all been having some crafty fun.

Today is my midway  DT inspiration for
There were some super entries into the September challenge.

This months challenge theme is

Such a perfect theme for me as I love bows and always hand tie my ribbon bows on my projects.

There is a fab prize on offer which has been kindly put together by our lovely DT Susan.
Hop on over to the challenge Blog to see more fab inspiration from the talented DT. Get those buttons and bows out and I look forward to seeing your entry.

Items used:
 Hobby House Love me Do topper - Hobby House Roses -Wild Orchid flowers -
 Hobby House Pearl flourish - Docrafts & Kanban papers -  Heart Button Abakhan - Ribbon from my stash.

Thanks so much for popping by and your lovely comments.
Stay Safe & Happy Crafting till next time.

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Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Precious Memories

Hello and welcome to you today, hope you have been having some crafty fun.

Today I have my DT hat on for 
Sarah the talent behind Glamoureyes did her first show in Edinburgh last weekend and her designs went down a storm, trust me when I say you will be seeing lots more from Sarah & Glamoureyes her stamps are such fab quality.

Today's post is one of the show samples I made for Glamoureyes teamed up with a Fab Dress card shape from 
Cara Jayney - Ruby Red Craftz

Glamoureyes Stamps Used:
Butterfly £3.99

Other Items used:
Hunkydory Diamond Sparkles - Black Versamark ink pad - Quickie glue pen - Pinflair glue gel - Ribbon from my stash.

I just love Monochrome it has to be my favourite colour combo especially teamed with glitter. 
I'm really looking forward to sharing more creations using Glamoureyes.

Do you want a personalized stamp made then look no further come and find Sarah Mauchline in the 
Or head on over to the 

Thanks so much for stopping by it really does mean alot to me.
Stay Safe & Happy Crafting

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Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Camouflage - Peerless Designs

Hi there and welcome to you today.
Today's post is a DT post from me for

Sarah Hallam is back on Create and Craft today with her sell out TangleTastic CD
You can find the CD on Create & Craft or Direct from Peerless Designs Here
It really is a fab CD and I will be sharing some sample's with you over the next week.

Not only does Peerless Designs do cd's they also do Mask's and Stamps so without further ado here is a little inspiration from me using one of Sarah's fab mask & stamp designs.
The mask is called 
I also used the I May Not Be Where Stamp

I adore this mask and you can make so many different projects using allsorts of craft mediums, but for this sample I decided to bling it up all girlie.

To start simply mat and layer the black & gold card apart from the top piece of black gloss card as you need to attach the mask with some masking tape around the edges to hold the mask in place, then take a spatula and sparkle medium and cover the mask with it, then carefully lift the mask my tip is to leave the top piece of the mask still taped down just in case when you lift the mask you have missed a little bit as it will still be in the right place to touch up if needed, you then need to let it dry before adding to your previous layers. Using a versamark ink pad stamp the verse and dust over with perfect pearls and then mat & layer add foam pads to the back to raise it from the mask layer and then finish of with ribbon & dazzler.

Other Items used:
Sparkle Medium Rose Pink & Welsh Gold - Black & Gold Card - Gold Perfect Pearls - Creative Expressions Ribbon & Dazzler - Pearls from stash.

Why not come and join the
We would love you to come say HI.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. 
Your comments and following my crafty journey means alot to me so
 Thank You so Much
Stay Safe & Happy Crafting till next time.

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Saturday, 5 October 2013

Annalise - Glamoureyes

Hello and welcome.
Yey it's the weekend!
So I hope you manage to have some crafty fun.

Today i'm showing my DT inspiration for a fab new design by
She is simply stunning, I hope you will agree.

Let me introduce you to

This is just the perfect image for 
everyday occasion's and Christmas.
It was a real joy to colour her with my Copic's 

You can find Annalise Here 
Sarah the marvel behind Glamoureyes will be at the
Terry Ross Papercrafts show at Meadowbank Sports Centre in Edinburgh today Sat 5th Oct
 Along with 
Cara Jayney Ruby Red Craftz. 

Other items used:
Kanban Papers - Milled Lavender Distress Ink - Hobby House Pearls - Wild orchid Flowers - Lace from Fantastic Ribbons - Spellbinder Die - Hunkydory Card - Creative Expressions Pearl dazzler - Purple pearls from my stash.
Coloured with Copic's

If you would like to know how I made this card then come and join the 
You will be greeted by the most lovely Crafter's all happy to help and sharing their super Glamoureyes creations and whats more you get to see the fab new designs 1st before anyone else or you could even ask Sarah to design a stamp just for you as she does personalized stamps too.
Come and say HI 

Thanks for you time today.
Happy Crafting 
Stay Safe till next time

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Friday, 4 October 2013

Wag ' n Whiskers

Hello and welcome to you today.
Where is the time going the days seem to be flying by, or maybe its just because i've been so busy lol

Well today i'm so excited to be sharing my very first DT card for

The challenge theme is 
Breast Cancer
 Which is a perfect theme as October is Breast Cancer awareness month and such a cause close to my heart.

I hope you like my creation 
I used the fab Nichola Image from Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps
Other items used:
Imagination Crafts Sparkle Medium and Honeysuckle Mask - Hunkydory Pearl card - Visible Image Sentiment - Hunkydory Diamond Sparkles - Marth Stewart Butterfly Punch - Xcut corner rounder Punch - Ribbon Pearls & Charm from my stash.
Nichola was coloured using Copic's

Head on over to the 
You will find lots of inspiration for the challenge from the talented team. There is a fab prize on offer so
I look forward to seeing your challenge entry. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and your lovely comments and for following me along my crafty journey.
Happy Crafting & Stay Safe
Till next time

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Friday, 27 September 2013

Francesca - Glamoureyes Stamps

Hello and welcome to you today and Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by.
I'm so excited to show you a NEW design from
Sarah's designs are just fabulous 

I hope you like Francesca as much as I do 

I totally loved making such a girly girl card as the image is fabulous.
Come and join the 
Such a lovely group of crafters waiting to say Hello and whats more you will get to see Sarah's fabulous designs & super inspiration from the talented DT

Glamoureyes also has a shop online Here

Other Items Used:
Spellbinder die - Papermania papers - 8 x 8 Scalloped card - Tattered Lace rose die - Creative Expressions Ribbon - Wild Orchid Flowers - Mei Flower Pearls & Gem - Hunkydory diamond sparkles - Feather from stash. I coloured Francesca with Copic's

Im so looking forward to showing you more of  Glamoureyes by Sarah Mauchline.

Thanks so much for your lovely comments and you following me it really does mean alot to me.
Stay Safe and Happy Crafting