Thursday, October 31, 2013


Happy Halloween Everyone !!
Sorry I am so late in the day with
my post, it has been one of those days today !!!

Here is the winner of my Candy !
Thank you everyone for joining in.
I have more candy that I will pop up soon !!

I learnt something today, I never knew how to
get the picture from onto my blog !
With the instruction from my other half I did it ! Yay !!
Still down to business as they say !!!

And the Winner is ........

Number 9 MAGS
Please email me at 
with your name and address and I will 
pop in the post asap for you!

Remember I'll be having more candy soon so be sure to stop by
every now and then to check !!
Happy crafting

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Elegant Handbag

This morning Heartfelt Creations announced their
Design team for the next 6 months !
I made it!! Wow! I am so honoured.
Thank you everyone who voted for me and
supported me through this process!
There is some amazing inspiration, check out the blog

Heartfelt Creations

I thought today I would share more of my projects I made to be a finalist.

This is half of my second project I made for
Heartfelt Creations as a semi finalist.
Half I hear you say ..... Yes!
This is an envelope box designed as a clutch bag
to go with the shoes I made.

How I wish I could make these in fabric !

BUT like I said there is another part to it
which I will share with you soon !!

Materials Used
OTHER ITEMS - Inks, Dauber, Hot glue, string pearls, Sticky velcro and double sided tape.

To Make it 
* Cut the following papers. 1 piece 16.5 cm x 27 cm and score 12 cm from each end.
This forms the body of the bag.
2 Pieces 13 cm x 5 cm and score 1 cm from both sides and along the bottom.
These will form the sides.
*Cut out the largest of the Grand Labels one which will form the flap of the bag. 
Score in the middle and 3 cm from the middle.
*Adhere the sides and the flap, trimming where necessary along the back.
*Cut a piece of paper  16.5 cm x 8 cm. 
Adhere to the back of the box so it forms a pocket.
*Adhere String pearls around the edge of the front flap and 
along the line of the back pocket.

*Stamp, and cut out your leaves. I left my leaves unembossed
and used the stamps themselves to colour the front leaves.
The leaves on the rear I did on green paper for colour effect.
*Stamp, ink, emboss and adhere your flowers.
*Add Velcro dots or a sticky velcro piece to the inner of the flap.
* Arrange and adhere the leaves and flowers to the box
and your project is complete.

I really hope you like this.
Congratulations to the rest of the other finalists.
Go check them out they are very talented.
Heartfelt Creations
Hugs and Happy crafting !
Oh yes ....
remember I have candy that finishes today so add your name while you can !
I will be posting the winner tomorrow ! good luck !

CANDY Time !!!!


As promised I found out some Candy !!
Well after all it is Halloween soon
and we should all have candy !!! lol !

So up for grabs is :
Spellbinders Lacey Circles
Spellbinders Labels 10
Spellbinder Impressabilities BUTTERFLY 
Spellbinder Impressabilities FLOWERS
One lucky person randomly chosen 
by using will win them all !
It is open Worldwide and you don't have to be a follower
although that would be great if you wanted to be !
You don't have to do anything other than add your name
To the linky!

The draw will take place on 31st October 2013
and entries will close 30th October 11.59pm UK time.

Please don't forget that voting is still taking place until the 18th October 2013
over at Heartfelt Creations and I am a semi finalist in applying for their DT!!
You can find the link HERE to see all the semifinalists.
And you will find a link there to vote for your top 5 !
There is some amazing talent.
You can also see all three of my projects to get to the semifinals HERE

Good luck everyone in winning this fantastic candy !
Hope you all have a great weekend.
I'm off to Harrogate and the Paper show ! Whoo whoo !!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

True Friends

Another Christmas card for you today.
I have a few Christmas fairs coming up so I need
to make a stash ready !!
I just adore House Mouse stamps.
Infact I sometimes just get them out and look at them !!
I know sad !! Confessions of a stamp addict ! lol !

This image is just gorgeous.
Its more versatile than I thought.
I bought it to make it for my OH one Xmas BUT .....
Then I realised how cute it was for friends too !

I used Nitwit papers, border punch by Martha Stewart,
Swirl die from Cheery Lynn.
The flowers are from my stash, I'm trying to use them up
as I have a lovely Spellbinder die to use.
I have been so enjoying making flowers !

Of course I had to glitter up the stamped poinsettias and add bling !

One last thing .....


The Stamping Boutique
We are gearing up for another party at The Stamping Boutique.  
It is going to be filled with challenges,
 games and of course prizes. 

We have changed the location to a chat page that 
will be set up on the blog. We are hoping it is less confusing than 
the Facebook page was. I know I was lost most of the time!! :-)

Here are the Details

WHEN: Saturday November 16th 8-10PM EST
WHAT: Chatting, Challenges, Games and Prizes

We hope you'll be able to join us!!

Well I best get on, loads to do today !
Kitchen doors arrive tomorrow !!!
Oh where to start ..........  Have a good one !!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Dressing the tree

I was asked to make a card using an
image where the Christmas tree is being dressed.
So I thought I'd share my make with you all.

The image and sentiment are from LOTV, 
papers are Nitwits Simple Joys.
The holly swirl is a Cheery Lynn die cut.
And of course those snowflake decorations again !!

Well the kitchen is coming along ....... SLOWLY ! 
lol ! Still its getting there, all the walls are now 
painted, gloss work to do and new doors to fix.
Mmm can't imagine it will be done soon
as I have a little one to look after too ! lol !

Have a great day and Happy crafting !

Saturday, October 26, 2013

A letter for you.

Here is another Christmas card I made
using The Wild Studio Annabelle images.
I love layers and putting things under the layers.

I used the Snowflake Xmas decs' again, you will see these a lot!
Well until I run out of them !!!
Its going to be a close run thing if the shops don't 
get them in again soon !!! lol!

I used a Postcard stamp and glittered it up to layer
behind the papers, and of course I used
my Stickles and glittered up the snow !

Remember to pop your name in the linky for the Candy !
Hugs xx

Thursday, October 24, 2013

I'm Published!

Wow ! I am thrilled to be able to tell you now!

The Stamping Boutique

The Stamping Boutique was approached earlier in the year
to do a piece in The Complete Cardmaking magazine !
Here is the card I made for Tracey.

I used the image The Culprit.
I used Nitwit papers, Spellbinder bauble dies,
Cheery Lynn flourish and Sizzix 3D flower die.
As you can see I used LOTS of glitter !
To give texture to the bauble I covered one of them in glitter glue !
Thankfully it was a hot day and didn't take too long to dry !

Thank you Tracey for this opportunity
It is very much appreciated.
Go check out The Stamping Boutique blog !

The Stamping Boutique

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


The challenge over at The Stamping Boutique

This was a quick make as I am fighting for space ....
The Kitchen is being decorated and all
surfaces downstairs are covered in stuff !!!
I managed finally to grab enough space to make this!

I used Labels 20 for the shape of the decoration.
Added gems all around the edge, adhere ribbon 
between two die cuts and add a bow.
with pro markers and added glitter for more sparkle!

Well back to decorating I guess ........
Mmm maybe a coffee first !!
Have a great day!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Elegant Flower Shoes

I thought I would share with you one of my projects
I made as a semifinalist for Heartfelt Creations.
I did email and check with them first tho and they said
It was ok to blog before the winners are announced!
Voting has now closed and my projects posted off !!
First of all I would like to wish all the other semifinalists the best of luck
and to thank everyone who voted for me.

I know I have made these shoes before !!
As soon as I saw the leaf stamps Heartfelt Creations sent me to use
I just knew I wanted to make these !
I wish I could have a real pair like this !
These can be used as a gift box, pop chocolates or a gift
in a cell bag, tie with ribbon and lay inside the shoe.

Materials Used
Walnut 3D Stamp paint
OTHER ITEMS - Score board and tools, hot glue gun, string pearls,
template, inks, and a sponge

How to Make it !
*Print and cut a Shoe template. The one I used is in my Pinterest.
*Trace around the template on your paper, marking any score lines and cut out.
Repeat this if you wish to make a pair of shoes.
*Cut the template down to make a lining for the shoe.
* Trace around the lining, marking any score lines and cut out.
*Score all score lines on all shoes and linings.
* 2nd Stamp over the outer of the shoes with a leaf stamp in a green ink.
*Adhere the shoe together and then adhere the lining inside the shoe.
*Stamp and cut the flowers and leaves. I used three different leaf stamps.
*Adhere together and shape the flowers
*Use the 3D stamp paint over the leaves with a small piece of sponge.
*Adhere the string pearls around the edge of the shoe.
*Position and adhere the leaves and flowers along the shoe your project is now complete.
This can be used as a gift box by putting something in a cello bag
tied with ribbon and put inside the shoe.

If you have never used the 3D Stamp paint, its amazing !
So very easy to use and gives amazing results.
I am hooked !
I hope you like these shoes!
Happy Crafting

Friday, October 18, 2013

Christmas Shoes

I LOVED these shoes so much I thought I would make them again !
This week over at Polka Doodles the Challenge is .....
Click on the pic and come join in the fun.

I used the wonderful A Home For Christmas CD
from Polka Doodles for the papers and embellies only.
The template is one I found on the internet, there are lots of them out there.

I printed a piece of card both sides and then printed the template
on one side and cut out and adhered it together. 
I did the shoes papers opposite to each other
as I thought they would make great place settings on my Christmas table,
alternating them along the table.


I printed and cut out lots of holly, used gems to bling up.
One shoe I added Stickles glitter glue, I didn't want the shoes the same !
I added some chocolates in a bag with ribbon and printed names, adding holly again.

This is what the shoes look like empty .........
NO I didn't eat the chocolates .......... honest !!! 

Hope you like them, Have a great day.
Hugs xx

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Under the mistletoe

A House Mouse Christmas card today.
I used my CD for this one. 
I LOVE it there are so many images on there !

I have to admit I printed off the image before I found papers etc.
So I struggled !
                              In the end I used my Graphics program and made the background
colour of a digital paper I had the same as the image colour.
Of course I thought ! Light bulb moment !!
KRaft card would look good with it!
And this is what I came up with.

I used Marianne hearts, Doohickey mistletoe, 
Cheery Lynn swirls and Marianne corner dies.
Of course I glittered the image up and
added bling !!!

Happy Crafting !

Just a reminder

Just a reminder that Voting closes
over at Heartfelt Creations on Friday
for the Semifinalists and for the Current Design team.
You can find the links HERE
to vote for your top 5 if you haven't already.
I know lots of you have voted already, 
there is some amazing talent there.

If you haven't seen them already here are the projects I made
to get into the semi finals.
They are so many many posts away now and anyone stopping by for the first time
I just wanted you to see them !
Thank you to my followers for their patience !

Two cards ......


and a gift box !

Good luck EVERYONE !

Monday, October 14, 2013

Feeding the Birds

I just LOVE this Wild Rose image !
I have a craft fair on Saturday so I thought I had
better get on and make some cards to sell !

The papers are Nitwits, I seem to really favour these papers
for Xmas cards I need to challenge myself
to use different ones !

I'm loving those snowflakes ! Tree decs !!
I glittered up the snow, flowers and the girls hat
to add sparkle to the card.

Well I better get going as we are painting the Kitchen today.
Great fun ! Mmmm ......
Still it means a nice easy tea ! lol!
Although when OH painted yesterday he got paint 
on the pan handles  .............. how ??? Lol !

Have a great day everyone.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Xmas Dinner

Well I whipped up this card !
Like the pun ?? Lol !
Cooking card ..... whipped ..... oh ok its a rubbish joke !!

I used Nitwit papers, LOTV image and recipe stamps.
Flowers, punched leaves and those snowflakes are Xmas decs !!
I LOVE those snowflakes ! I bought a whole stash last Xmas to see me 
through the year in my card making !
Now I need more !!!

Right best go as I have a party to go to today !
Have a great weekend.
Remember the candy on my blog !! Go add your names HERE

Thursday, October 10, 2013

As Promised

Ok, Ok !!! So here we go ......
I did say I would post this pic if I was asked by enough of you !!
So ...... in mind it is nearly Halloween here is 
the pic of me dressed up at my party last year !!
Lol !

Scary !!!
Its funny I hate having my pic taken so there are so few of them.
I have to make a concious effort to have some taken so there 
are some for the girls when they are older !

Phew its been a whirlwind of the last few days, 
no cards made BUT it was my birthday !!
So please forgive me for not posting.
Oh I was so spoilt!
So I thought instead of no posts I would share some pics
with you instead !

I had an amazing lunch at Jamie Olivers on my birthday,
and then SUPER time at the paper show !
Daren't admit how much I spent !!! 
But then its been in the cupboard for ages
cough cough !!
A big girls sweet shop !! lol !
Then a fantastic day out at the Coast.
Fish and chips at Whitby (pic below of me and my girls)
and then ......... my favourite ice cream.
Lemon Top at Scarborough !

And to top of all that my Aunt had me in tears yet again with her pressie!
WOW Thank you !!!
I am such a lucky girl, love you Margaret xxx

Of course I had it unpacked and linked up as soon
as baby went to sleep !!!
Cant wait to get playing.

Remember I have candy, just go and add you name HERE
You don't have to do anything, no posting, nothing just join in !
I will announce the winner on my blog on the 31st October.
Good luck and happy crafting !