Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Crawley Workshop Dates

Good afternoon fellow bloggers! 
Just wanted to share some wonderful news.  LC Designs and I will be hosting two days of crafty workshops in July in Crawley, West Sussex.
Gill and I will be doing the workshops with the days full of card making, techniques, craft shopping as Steve will be manning the shop, prizes, cake and lots of fun and refreshments!
I do hope you can come along and join us one of the two days.

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Spring Bird Cards and Competition

Good chilly morning to you! OMG its so cold out there, I just want to dive back under the duvet and not come out!
Am sharing a couple of cards I recently made using the glorious new 'Irristable Images' toppers from LC Designs.  They are great for quick cards and come in an assortment of images, which mix and match really well with all of the lovely new papers that LC Designs have on their website.  Take a look HERE.  You can choose from birds, cats, flowers and silhouette images.  The sentiments used are from the Dinky Sentiments sets available on the website too.

Loving these little bird images especially.  I am a keen twitcher and saw four little Long Tail Tits in my garden this morning (bird on top card), so lovely to have such beautiful wildlife in my garden.
LC Designs has a great competition on their blog HERE.  You can win some of their wonderful 'Splodge' papers, which I have used on my cards above.
Keep warm and have a super day, thanks for stopping by today.

Saturday, 16 January 2016

LC Designs Monthly Challenge # 65 - Just Add Bunting!

Good morning, good to be back in blogland!
Been absent a while due to lots of work and life taking over as usual.
Am sharing my little 'Bee' card with you today as a new challenge has started over on the LC Designs blog.  Our challenge theme is 'Just Add Bunting' and there is a fabby prize worth £14.00 up for grabs HERE.
My card has been made using the gorgeous 'Bee's Knees' stamp set, which you can find HERE on their website.
Do check out the other teamie's cards, they have done some wonderful 'bunting'!
Have a wonderful Saturday, am off to card make all day!

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

My Favourite Cards from 2015 - Part # 2

Good evening,
Thank you for stopping by my blog, to see my second selection of favourite cards that I have made during the year.
It sure has been a funny old year! I have had lots of change in my home and work life and have been rather poorly this year, but am on the mend and fighting fit ready for more adventures in 2016!

I love New Year, it means a new start in all areas.  I am very excited as I have lots of new work projects planned and booked, along with more workshops, classes and craft shows, its going to be a good year!
To my favourite cards/projects - Part # 2 - Sixth is :
A Hobby Art favourite stamp sets of mine: 'Summer Holiday' and 'Shells' - love them!
I really enjoyed decorating this Tando book, I love all of the little bunting and starfish!

It reminds me of my wonderful crafty break to St. Ives that I had in September, am looking forward to repeating the visit next year along with my lovely crafty pals.
Seventh card on my list was made using :
Little Claire - 'Freedom' stamp set
A beautiful set of butterflies, buddlia and a butterfly cage.
I teamed the stamps with some wonderful Maja paper, kraft card and cream lace.  My friend Pauline loves butterflies and it always reminds me of her when I stamp up the images.
Card eight is :
Another Hobby Art favourite :
The very funny 'Baa Humbug' set, sheep with lots of attitude!  They always make me chuckle and are great for all occasions, not just Christmas!
I added a little robin and found this fabby holly paper which goes really well with the image.
Ninth is :
A card using the cute little image from Little Claire - 'Christmas Scotties' set
Love my little Memory Box 'Stitched Heart' die, the Little Claire 'Snowy' papers I have used too. It all matches with the little heart in the image.  A very pink and girly Christmas card.
Number ten is another from Hobby Art using 'Peter the Polar Bear' and their set of 'Snowflake' stamps
Eleven is :
Hobby Art 'Owls' in teal and brown, the set comes with great sentiments too!
I have used the tree stamp to create a background and have cut out lots of leaves making a next for the owl to sit upon.
Finally, number twelve :
The glorious 'Poppies' set from Hobby Art.  I have stamped and embossed, the large image onto vellum and made a background with the writing stamp.  Love these stamps!

Ok that's me done.  I have a date with a large glass of Pinot, catch up with my soaps then a family Scrabble match, bring it on!!
Have a wonderfully Happy New Year, full of health and wealth.
See you on the other side,

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

My Favourite Cards from 2015 - Part # 1

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and got lots of wonderful presents?
I was very spoilt, lots of lovely gifts from my three favourite shops : Pandora Next and The Body Shop.  I then went to the sales and got myself a few Next bargains and a Tassimo Coffee Maker, which has been on my list for some time now.
Am sharing six of my favourite makes from this year and the next six tomorrow.  I have chosen a wide range of images, some Little Claire, Hobby Art and Stampendous.  I do hope you have liked the cards I have chosen.
Firstly, from January :
Lots of bunting and a sweet little image from Little Claire called :
'Balancing Act'
I loved all of the purple-ness lol!
A  male themed card using both a Little Claire image and alphabet set
'In a while' stamp and 'Manphabet' letter/number set
It is a great stamp to colour in and love the alphabet shapes.
Lots of sheep, not just in my sleep!
'Daisy the Sheep' Dinky stamp
Including one black sheep, because there is always one in the family.
A Hobby Art set - Commemorative
A great set to keep and remember and the poppies are a joy to colour in and cut out.
Fifth and one of my favourite sets from the year,
another from Little Claire -
'March Flowers' stamp set
A beautiful image, which looks great in any combination of colours.
and lastly, number # 6
A lovely stamp from 'Stampendous' 'Feathers' - a card that I made for The Craft Barn Summer Extravaganza that I demoed at.
A very quick and easy card and was pleased that the ladies loved it enough to buy all of the stamps in the shop.
Ok that's my first six, back tomorrow with the rest from the year.
Thank you for stopping by and any comments left.

Saturday, 26 December 2015

A Wavy Seascape

Hello, hope you are having a wonderful Boxing Day? Ours has been very quiet, as we are still stuffed full from yesterday and then on top of all of that food, our favourite lunch of all today, cold meats, pickles and mash, yum!  It is so nice to just veg out in front of the telly, play scrabble and spend time together.  We are planning to visit the sales tomorrow, lots of vouchers received that need spending lol!
I am sharing a card I made a little while ago, using a wonderful new 'Wavy' stamp called 'Wavy Seascape'.  These stamps are on special offer HERE, also the papers that I have used which are called 'Nice 'n' Stripey'.
Ok, am off to whizz around blog land and catch up on Pinterest.
Have a lovely evening!

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Happy Christmas!

Hello bloggers,
I just wanted to wish you all in blog land, a wonderful Christmas and happy new year.  The family are all here for Christmas and am very excited to have all three of my girls in one place for a change.
 I have been quite a bad blogger this year, but am determined to post more regularly in 2016 and even join in some challenges, if possible.
Thank you to all of you who have left me lovely comments on my posts, I really appreciate all of them.
Have a wonderful festive time!  Above is a photo of my beloved Berlin at Christmas. I cannot believe that only a few weeks ago I walked down this road and under the wonderfully glorious Brandenburg Gate, it is such a beautiful place.
hugs and love