Friday, 28 February 2014

Time to get Ready

Yey i've got that Friday feeling.
Welcome to you today and I hope you are well.

Today i'm sharing a little make that i've made and put in the post box for a lovely lady yesterday.

I hadn't done any colouring for ages and really loved playing with my pens again so have a few to share with you over the next few weeks.

The stamped image is from
Lili of the Valley 
The Happy Birthday sentiment stamp is from Dreamees
Other items used:
Memento tuxedo black ink pad - Gathered Twigs Distress ink pad - Spellbinders Oval Die - Glossy accents - Martha Stewart punch- Papers from Me to You range by Docrafts - Papermania Kraft Card - Hobbyhouse Pearl flourish - Stamps by Chloe lilac dazzler and lilac lace from my stash.

I'm pleased to announce the winner of the blog candy I had on offer once I got to 200 followers.
Please email me your details so I can get your goodies to you.

So now i've decided to do another giveaway when I reach the next milestone of 300 followers so keep your eyes peeled for more details on how to get involved.

Thanks so much for your time today and your lovely comments.
Stay safe and Happy Crafting 
 I hope you will come back and join me with my next post.

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Sunday, 23 February 2014

Listen to the Music

Hello to you today, I hope the weather is much better where you are as its raining and blowing a gale outside my window at the moment.

Today is a little make I did for my
13 year old Step Son and i'm pleased to say he loved it (Phew)
I hope you do to :)

The stamp set is from Urban Beats designed by Sam Poole.
Perfect Teenager set

Items Used:
6 x 6 White Card blank - Black Card - 6x6 Aspire Crafts Crafting Pad (white) - Music Tissue Tape - Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad - Black Versafine Ink Pad -Stamps Away clear embossing powder -  Die namics number die.

How To:
Cut all your mat & layers then stamp the distress star randomly in memento onto the larger white mat, layer the tissue tape onto the black mat and layer on top of the star mat, stamp the Happy Birthday sentiment and using double sided pads layer on top corner, stamp the headphones in versafine ink and heat emboss to make glossy and finally add the 13 die cuts.

Thanks for stopping by today & I hope you will pop back again soon.
Stay Safe & Happy Crafting

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Friday, 21 February 2014

Mr & Mrs - Aspire Crafts

YeY its Friday
Welcome to you today and bless you for dropping by.
I thought i'd bring a little Love & spring feeling today to brighten the day instead of all this windy rainy weather we have been having lately.

Today i'm sharing another make for

To make this beautiful Wedding Card I have used the fabulous
Which is outstanding value at £12.99 for 20 sheets and the best quality.
You can purchase this collection
These are 8x8 in size so fit perfectly onto an 8x8 card blank.
Other items to make this
8 x 8 Card blank
Kanban mirror card
3D glue gel
Pink silky crush ribbon
Heart dazzler

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Thanks so much for stopping by and your lovely comments and following, it really does mean alot to me so THANK YOU.

I have some blog candy on offer and will be announcing the Random winner next Friday all you have to do is be a follower and display my banner which is underneath this with a link back here on you sidebar.

Thursday, 20 February 2014

A Baby Vest

Hello and thanks for dropping by today.
Hope you have been having some crafty fun.

Today i'm sharing a little make I've done for 

I've made this baby vest using the 
Amazing designs and outstanding quality and a must for your craft collection.
Congratulations On Your Baby
are the fabulous Dekromounts words from Aspire Crafts, in this project i've glittered the words but you can use so many mediums on them like your inks, pan pastel, gilding flakes, embossing powder, promarkers copic's spectrum noirs graphic pens, you can make them any colours to match what ever project you are making.

Other items used:
Spellbinders scallop circle die

Some exciting New to share also.
As I mentioned in a previous post that Aspire Crafts will be producing the 
Kanban Brand .
We are looking talented UK Card Makers, Stampers and Scrapbookers to join our team.
This call is for a six month term from March 2014 (This call is for UK designers only).
Here's how to be part of the team...
How to Apply:
Please email the following information to
1. Contact information, including name, address, email and phone number.
2. Link to your blog and/or online gallery. We'd also love to know if you are on Facebook and/or Twitter.
3. Photograph and email us at least 5 samples of your best work, including cards, layouts and other craft projects (Kanban Crafts products to be the main focus where possible).
4. Have you been published? What other Design Teams are you part of and when does their term(s) end?
5. Tell us about YOU....what you love about crafting? Why do you want to become a Kanban Crafts UK design team member?
All Design Team applications must be received by 1st March 2014 to be considered. If selected you will be notified by email.
Monthly requirements:
1. Design Team members will be required to submit projects using the latest products on a weekly basis.
2. Promoting Kanban products on your personal blog and other sites.
3. Submission of projects to magazines for publication.
4. Submission of high quality photo images of finished projects with a products used list or instructions if required.
5. Providing physical samples if requested for tradeshows and/or sales meetings.
What you will get in return:
1. A big box of Kanban Crafts goodies to work with, including new releases.
2. You will have your own album on the Kanban Crafts Facebook page where your work will be posted.
Good luck everyone and we look forward to seeing your work!


Stay Safe and Happy Crafting till next time 

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

A little Windmill

Hello lovelies and thanks for stopping by.

I hope you have been having some crafty fun.

Today i'm sharing something a little different for me, I had so much fun making it and couldn't wait to show you.

I made this using the new CD from 
The instructions are really easy to follow and everything fits together perfectly not only that there are several to chose from and something for everyone.

 I have already printed off another template to make whilst i'm in work today when its quite (naughty me). It really is nice to do something totally different to what I normally do 

Other items used:
2 Papers from Dreamees CD
Martha Stewart Punches - Butterfly & Doily edge 
Kraft Card
Gathered Twigs distress ink
Ribbon, pearls & charms from my stash
Thanks so much for your lovely comments and for following it really does mean alot.
Stay Safe & Happy Crafting 

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Sunday, 16 February 2014

Crafting Musketeers Butterflies Challenge

Hello to you today and thanks so much for dropping by.
Today i'm here with my Guest DT inspiration for the

Crafting Musketeers

A special thank you to the Crafting Musketeers Team for asking me to Guest for them.

The challenge Theme is
and is sponsored by the fabulous
and what a prize it is for you to.

I hope you like my inspiration

I have used the Dreamees Membership Cd to create this card, the Membership costs just £5 and you will receive the Fab Cd along with regular downloads and a members discount on the website and not only that but 1st class service from the Talented Mother Daughter duo Carol & Hayley.

Other items used:
Joy Crafts Butterfly edge die
Spellbinders labels die
Kraft Card
Gathered Twigs Distress ink
Aged Rose Frantage embossing powders
 ( top left bottom right corner& Butterfly edge)
Hobby House Flowers
Ribbon & Hessian from my crafty stash

The challenge ends on February the 27th at 8pm and don't forget you have to be in it to win it.

I hope you will pop on over to the super challenge from the

Stay safe and Happy Crafting till next time

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Saturday, 15 February 2014

Bird of Paradise - Imagination Crafts

Hello and welcome to you today.
Brrr it so cold out so a perfect excuse to craft not that us crafters need an excuse lol.

We are half way through the 

So if you have not entered yet I hope I can inspire you with my DT project to come and join us as there is such a fab prize on offer.

You can't beat a bit of sparkle :) 

Ingredients Used:
Sparkle Medium in Bright Red & Gold Shine
Sparkling Gold Wow embossing powder
Versamark Ink pad
Cream, Black Card, Red glitter card & Black Ribbon from my crafty stash

How to.
Take a 6 x 6 card blank
Make some Mat & Layers decreasing in increments with the card stock.
Stamp the Peacock from the stamp set with the versamark ink pad and then heat emboss using the embossing powder.
Take the stencil and tape down to your large mat of cream card with low tac tape, then using the gold sparkle medium cover your stencil and scrape excess back into the pot, now take the red sparkle medium and just cover the hearts but also do some more red hearts on a separate card, now leave them to dry once dry cut your little hearts out of the spare card.
Now stick the mats & layers together making sure you add the black ribbon to the corner before sticking down. To finish off add the little red hearts with some glue gel to decoupage them and a black bow.

Thanks so much for you lovely comments and for following me.
Stay Safe & Happy Crafting till next time.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Vintage Bloom - Aspire Crafts

Hello and welcome to you today.
 I hope you are well and keeping safe in this horrid weather.

Today i'm sharing a card from the beautiful
from the fabulous 

This collection is very special to me as it was the first collection I got to demo live on Create & Craft for Aspire Crafts it really is such a beautiful collection and perfect for every occasion and outstanding quality.

Some exciting news 
Will now be bringing the Kanban Brand to you and have a very special taster treat on the Website for you not to mention all the other crafty goodies in their shop.
Floral Elegance is just £3.99 which includes the p&p. Such a super deal trust me when I say it really is stunning and as with Kanban its Quality as Standard.

We would love to see you in the Facebook Groups sharing all your makes and not only that we have challenges with super prizes just for you. 
Its also a great place for inspiration from the talented DT and wonderful customers.

So what you waiting for come and say HI
Aspire Crafts Facebook Here
The official 
For the Love of Kanban Group Here

Other items used:
Marianne Die for the tiny flowers
Purple silky crush ribbon & dazzlers from my crafty stash

Thanks so much for stopping by today your comments and following really does mean alot to me.
Crafty Hugs & Stay Safe till next time.

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Saturday, 1 February 2014

Creative Memories its a Boy - Aspire Crafts

Hello and welcome to you today brrrr its cold outside.
Hope you are well and having some crafty fun.

Today i'm sharing with you a little baby card i've made using the fabulous 

I've used the Brand New
 that I recently showed on Create and Craft.
It really is a stunning duo collection the colours are beautiful and subtle and its so versatile and whats more its amazing quality & value for money. I have also used the super
 Aspire Alphabet Mosiacs great for putting all the words you want together not only that you can make them any colour you want with your inks and pens.

Over on the Facebook Group we have a little challenge going on with an Anything Goes theme. We would love to see your entries so click HERE  to be taken straight to the group. 

Bird of Paradise - Imagination Crafts

Well hello to you today and thanks so much for popping by.
Wow we are already into February and Christmas seems a distance memory but it also means
YEY spring is on its way :)....

Today brings my very first DT inspiration for

I hope it will inspire you to enter the super challenges.
Click HERE to be taken straight to the latest challenge super prize on offer.

Such a beautiful elegant stamp set I have to say I really did enjoy playing with this super collection of goodies.

8 x 8 Card Blank - Victorian Velvet , Spun Sugar & Peacock Distress Inks 
 White & Green Card Stock 
 Pink Ribbon & gems (from my Crafty Stash)
How To:
Firstly take the white & green card stock and trim to three different sizes to form the mat & layers, then take the flowers from the stamp set and stamp randomly in spun sugar & victorian velvet distress inks onto the larger of your white card stock. Onto the middle layer place the heart swirl stencil onto the 2nd size plain card stock and place some low tac masking tape to secure it temporarily whilst applying victorian velvet distress ink over the stencil and then gently remove the tape & stencil to reveal the lovely pattern on your card stock underneath. The final mat has the peacock on. To get the two tone image carefully add victorian velvet distress ink just on the body of the stamp and then peacock feathers distress ink to the tail feathers, before making your layers up distress the edges of your white card layers with spun sugar & victorian velvet distress ink.and then finally layer together an add ribbon and gems.
Oh so easy I hope you like it.

Head on over to the Blog for lots more inspiration from the talented team

Thanks so much for your lovely comments & for following me It really does mean alot.
Happy Crafting & Stay Safe till next time

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