Thursday, 31 May 2012

Aussie Tilda!

Hi lovelies!! hope you are all well. It is really horrible here today, the rain is just pouring down, so much the great weather we had been having, typical british weather! I hope it brightens up for the weekend.
I have my card that I made for the MDUC. I must admit when I saw the theme last saturday night, I kinda freaked out, this is so not my colour combo and Its taken me nearly all week to figure it out. But thats the whole point of challenges, they are meant to take you out of your comfort zone.
I have used Australian Tilda, this stamp was given to by my lovely friend Sara for my birthday, thank you sweetie xxx

I am entering this into the following challenges

MDUC - colour combo, red, purple and yellow
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Midweek Magnolias - bling it on

I will be back tomorrow at 3pm (GMT) with my DT card for Tildas Town. I also have some great news to share and I have my 1st blogaversary candy too.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Anchor tilda

Evening lovelies, I am here with a very quick post with a card to share. But first I just wanted to explain why I havent been around much or visiting your blogs. My computer decided uts antivirus was gonna kick some butt last wednesday!!! it took it upon its self to decide that every blog, including mine was a malicious site and could not be viewed!! so there have have been some ongoing battles with the computer. Its been working ok today so fingers crossed we have solved the problem. I will try and visit you all as soon as I can ;o)

ok so onto my card, I have made this to remind you that there is a new challenge over at Tildas Town, and you still have a couple of days left to enter. The theme is WATER FUN!
so lets see all those lovely water themed cards, perfect excuse to ink up the newest stamps and some of the oldies also.
Hope you can join us.

The next challenge will be announced at 3pm (GMT) on Friday

Monday, 28 May 2012

1st Blogaversary Blog candy

I cannot believe that 1 year has passed since I started blogging, I have loved every minute of it and have 'met' some wonderful friends. I have been so lucky to have been asked to join some wonderfully talented DT's.
So as a big thank you to all my wonderful gorgeous followers I have a 1st anniversary blog candy up for grabs.
This will run till Friday 29th June.


be a follower of my blog,

post a picture and link on your blog to spread the word

I say this as its only fair to my loyal followers.

All you need to do is leave me a comment.

so whats in the candy?

2 sets of papermania stamps
tilda with wiola stamp from the lastest magnolia collection
belles and whistles stamp
set of 3 pink promarkers
pack of 10 craftwork cards scalloped edge cards
1 metre each of my favourite laces (4)
cute mini reel of pink bakers twine
pad of the gorgeous scrapcake once upon a time papers
pad of pink paislee papers
pad of Kate Knight papers
cute cupcake pincushion and measuring tape with 10 pearl pins

I am happy to post worldwide.

So it justs leaves me to say a huge heartfelt thank you to everyone of my followers.

Thursday, 24 May 2012

with loving wishes...

Hi everyone, I have been trying to get this card finished all day, but I kept getting distracted with the lovely weather! I have been out playing in the garden with the kids, chatting to neighbours and doing some weeding in my small bit of garden, helped along by my westie Bobby! not!! lol
anyway on to why I am here, I have another tilda card to share, I was making this one for both the MDUC, which was to make your own embellishments, and for the challenge and dt call over at midweek magnolias.
The embellishments that I have made are the pink butterflies made from rose trim, well I hope they look like butterflies to you, my hubby said they looked like flowers! huh!! men
I found a video on you tube showing how they were made but now I cant find it to give the link, I will check again later.

Well what do you think? do they look like butterflies, I think so, maybe not 100% perfect but getting there

I am entering this card into the following challenges

MDUC - make your own embellishment
midweek magnolias - dt call and romantic and chic challenge
bunny zoes - anything goes

Simply magnolia - pearls and lace

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Bling it on!

Good morning, hope you are all well, I am scheduling this post today so I hope it works, fingers crossed X
Its time for a new challenge over at The Paper Shelter,  and as the title suggests we want you to Bling it On!!
I have used this sweet Candy angel for my card and coloured her with copics.
Remember you can win a $20 gift certificate for the store if you win using a PS image. If you win with another image you still get 3 digis of your choice from the shop.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

too cute monsters and another! saturated canary card

Wow what a gorgeous day it was yesterday, as I am writing this at midnight just before I head to bed I dont know what it will be like today but the forecast is good ;o)
how long will it last though?? that is the question? I have been told that june is meant to be a good month but we are not in june yet so who knows.
I have a saturated canary card to share but first, 
I love taking my pictures on Meghans camera as I keep coming across great pictures of Alex and Maya, so here are a couple that she took last week,

They are so alike in looks but oh so different in nature! talk about chalk and cheese! lol

So let me share my Saturated canary card with you, Have you been over to the new shop yet?? (link HERE) oooh its fab I love it, I especially love the fact that you get the images instantly in an email now, Makes me a very happy bunny, (no patience what so ever!!). I bought a couple of new ones as soon as the shop opened, they are just waiting to be coloured in ;o)
I have used the cute Wendy, with her ever so sweet puppy, just look at those adorable eyes!

Okay Im off to bed now, starting to struggle to type! I will pop back on later and link up for some challenges. 

Sunday, 20 May 2012

pretty in pink at paper sundaes

Afternoon everyone, hope you are all well. thank you for all the lovely comments on my 1st dt card for the 1st tildas town challenge, its great to be up and running.
Well its sunday so its time for a new challenge over at Paper sundaes, but its a bit of a sad one for us. After much discussions Christine and Shana have decided that todays challenge will be the last one. They have been running it for just over 2 years now and have decided to close down the challenge to have some time for family and for themselves to get back into crafting. 
I am going to miss this dt so much, I have had the best time and have loved every minute of it, so a big big thank you to christine and Shana. I hope you both get lots of playtime making cards and getting some time back.
So for our last paper sundaes challenge the theme is Pretty in Pink.
A nice easy one for me as I do love my pink! lol
We are sponsored this week by Michelles scrapbooking and more.

card recipe 
sweet crazy love collection
papers -  raspberry road freebie with a mag
flowers - woc
stamps - portobello roaad 
lace, postcard - stash
dragonfly - magnolia doo hickey

Friday, 18 May 2012

Its time for Tildas town challenge!!

Good afternoon everyone, I am mega excited right now as its time for my 1st ever dt post as a dt member for the 1st ever Tilda's Town challenge. We have a nice and easy one to start with, ANYTHING GOES!
The prize for our winner is a $15 gift certificate to spend at Tilda's Town online shop, AND you get free shipping worldwide!! no matter how small or how big your order is! Isnt that just fab?
Anyway, without further ado, here is my card

I hope you will join in the fun. If you like you can grab the blinkie to help promote the challenge and remember to sign up for emails on the challenge page.

Card recipe
papers - maja designs, summer basics
butterflie - pion papers
flowers - woc
dies - magnolia so wrapped lovely and new floral corner

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Tilda with magnolia flower....

Good morning lovlies, I am typing this just before I head to bed, I have been trying to catch up on dt cards, and I managed to get 2 made, still another 2 to go but I am hoping to get them done tomorrow (EDITED - oops that should be today! oh so tired!!)or friday. 
I decided to take a break and make a card for the MDUC as I always enjoy taking part in their challenges, and this week the challenge is a sketch and the option of doilies and doohickey dies, so of course I choose everything! lol. Its a fab sketch by Lori, it is definitely one for my sketch file, lots of lovely layers :-)
Before i show you my card I just want to say a very warm welcome to all my new followers, thank you so much :-)
also thank you for all the wonderful comments about my two new dt positions, I feel so so lucky to be a part of these fab teams. I cant believe that in a week or two it will be my first blogaversary. I have had a blast and am looking forward to what the next year will bring. I am in the process of putting together an anniversary candy so keep your eyes peeled for that very soon!

ok Here is my card for MDUC and a few others.

Card recipe
image - tilda with magnolia branch
papers - maja design, summer basics, (got a 2nd pad now so Im a happy bunny!!!)
flowers - prima, woc
charms, seam binding, pearls - from stash
butterfly - from Sara for my birthday,(last one!!)
tag - doohickey die
postmark stamp - papermania

entering into the following challenges

MDUC - lori's sketch plus optional doilies and dies
bunny Zoes - anything goes
crafty ribbons  - flowers
MIM - anything goes

Remember the brand new Tilda's Town Challenge starts tommorow at 3pm GMT. I will be back with my 1st dt card for the 1st Tildas town challenge tomorrow at 3pm.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

My first Divas Card

Good morning my lovelies, I have my first dt card for the Divas by Design challenge to share with you today.
Our sponsor this week is the ever fabulous Tickled Pink stamps. And our theme is also Tickled Pink!
I have used Lil greek gods Aphrodite Willow, just because I love colouring her! she has such a fabulous dress.
Now the pics are bright as I went all out pink so you may need sunglasses! lol

Card Recipe
image - lil greek gods aphrodite willow
papers - inkido
flowers - woc
dies - memory box and magnolia
charms, ribbon and lace all from stash

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Shabby chic

Afternoon evryone for the 3rd and final time today! you are probably getting sick of me by now? lol

This time I have my dt card for Lovely hAnglar and Sweet Magnolia to share with you. 
I have used another of the newest tildas, tilda at key largo, I masked it with an older scenery stamp from magnolia. We are trying to get the word out that its not just hAnglar stamps you can use but also magnolia ones, so spread the good news.
Our theme for the next 2 weeks is Shabby chic, one of my fav styles ever.
We are sponsored by The ribbon girl

Here is my card, I hope you can join us with either hanglar or magnolia stamps.

Entering into the following challenges

just magnolia - more than one stamp
craft your passion - torn distressed edges
creative craft challenge - anything goes
creatalicious - butterflies and flowers
2 sisters challenge - make it girlie

Things with wings at Paper Sundaes

Afternoon everyone, I will keep this post short as I have 3 dt cards to share with you today. This is the second one. Its a new challenge over at Paper Sundaes, where we are sponsored this week by Stamp and Create
We would like to see your creations with the theme,
Things with Wings
So a nice and easy one this week, cause we all know how popular fairies are!

Here is my card, I used my all time favourite stamp, Silver Fairy, by silvia Zet for Whimsy.

It just goes to show how often I use this stamp when Meghan saw the coloured image on my desk and pipes up 'how many times are you going to colour that in?' to which i replied,'as many as I want!'
So much for keeping the post short, Im waffling!!
Ok I'll shut up and show you my card :-)

Card Recipe
image - silver fairy from whimsy
dp - gorgeous stunning Maja vintage summer
                                                              flowers - woc
postmark stamp - portobello road set
dies - memory box
charm, ticket and lace all from stash

2 sisters challenge - make it girlie
sweet stampin - flower power
deep ocean - to a special lady
card makin mamas - may flowers

CASE the DT at Dream Valley

I have my 1st of 3 dt cards for today, this time its for Dream Valley. We have two sponsors this week, who are OSCC and Crafty Ribbons.
Ok so whats the challenge?
Well we want you to 
CASE the DT!!
(if you dont know what CASE is, its mean to Copy and Steal/Share everything, or copy and selectively edit)

We have all made a creation and we would like you to CASE one of us, and theres plenty of style to choose from, from scrapbook layouts to CAS to mine which is stuffed full of stuff!!! lol

I made a another criss cross card and have used another of my new Saturated canary images, I cant give you the link as Krista has closed her etsy shop, in preparation of her brand new online shop opening very soon, (mega excited!!)

Heres my card, hope you decide to join us and CASE a card. Remember though you have to tell us whose creation you ate casing.

card recipe
image - saturated canary Butterflies
papers - prima fairy belle
dies - magnolia, cheery lynne
flowers - woc
butterflies from pion paper
ribbon and pearl string from stash

entering into the following challenges

stamptacular challenge - butterfly kisses
sweet stampin - flowers power
crafts and me - punches and die cuts
deep ocean - what a wonderful lady
2 sisters challenge - make it girlie
Creatalicious challenge - butterflies and flowers