Thursday, 31 May 2012

Cool Brittannia at MAWTT

Good morning. Before I tell you about our fab new challenge over at
I would like to wish Da Boss lady Hazel a great big
Have a wonderful day hun:o)
So this week my very lovely blogging and DT buddy Laurie has gone all patriotic and would like to see your gorgeous projects using
Yippeee that meant I could use my favourite Nitwits Tour of London FBQ papers again lol!!!!
Our sponsor this week is the fab
and the DT were lucky enough to get some images to play with.
Here's what I used and she is part of a set available here
Image coloured with PM's and FM's
This also used:
Spellbinders - Elegant Posts, Labels 25, Scalloped and Plain Circle
Flowers, Button and Heart Gems from stash
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat 'Jubilee' download - available here

Challenges I would like to enter:
Celebrate the Occasion - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges - Red White & Blue
Die Cuttin' Divas - Anything Goes
Promarker Challenge - Photo Inspiration (Olympic Rings)
Cupcake Crafts - Royalty
Love to Create - Add a Sentiment
OSAAT - Red White & Blue
Pan Pastel - Diamond Jubilee
Crafty Pad - Colours of your Flag (optional sketch)
Craft Your Days Away - Red White & Blue

Please check out the awesome inspiration from my lovely DT buddies over on the
 main challenge blog - I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

Thanks for your visit today - it would be great to know you called by so that I can visit you too :o)
Have a wonderful day.

Any Sentiment for Aud Sentiments

Good morning. I'm thrilled to bring this post to you today as it's my very first DT card for

We are now on week 2 of our theme


and our sponsor this fortnight is

and the DT got some images to play with.
Here's what I made with mine:

Image: Fairy Pari Berry Fruit Fairy coloured with PM's and FM's and lashings of Glamour Dust added to bling up her wings  

Design Papers - Old neglected Strawberry Social from Nitwits - now feeling very happy and loved because I picked them :o)

Sentiment PC generated
Pink Pearls from stash

If you get the chance please pop over and say hello to the other lovely ladies that have just joined the team as well - I'm sure they would love it :o)

Challenges I would like to enter:
Fab 'n' Funky - Celebrations
I Love Promarkers - Use a Digi
Just Keep On Creating -  Anything Goes
Ruby's Rainbow - Things with Wings
Waste Not Wednesday - Use Forgotten Stuff (my unloved DP's)
Tip Top Tuesday - Dig Out the Old (my unloved DP's)
Love to Create - Add a Sentiment
Whoopsi Daisy - Fairy Magic

Before I go I just wanted to say a mahoosive thank you to the girls at

I was the very excited lucky winner this week and had a fab time choosing all my lovely goodies :o)


I would also like to welcome my latest new followers - hello it's so  lovely to see you here - hope ypu stay a while :o)

And lastly thank you for your visit today - as always I  really appreciate it and all your lovely comments - I love to read them all.

Have a fabulous day.
I'll be back in a bit with my DT card for MAWTT
Here's a sneeky peek:


Wednesday, 30 May 2012

An Inky Session

 Good morning. Hope you are all keeping well and those not I wish well soon.
Today I would like to share a card I made just for the fun of it :o)
With some of my birthday money I treated myself to some Stampendous stamps that I';ve had mny eye on for a while - this Butterfly Post is one of them - I just love it!
I started by inking a piece of linen cardstock with Dusty Concorde and Broken China Distress Inks and then overstamped the image and heat embossed it with Cosmic Shimmer EP

I mat and layered this onto another piece of cardstock inked with the same Distress Inks and then added a mix of Embossing Powders and Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels along the bottom and heat embossed as per the 'Encrsuted Jewel' technique
Sentiment - Creative Expressions
This also used:
Spellbinders M Bossabilities - 'Whimsy'

I really enjoyed making this card and I hope you like it too :o)
Challenges I would like to enter:
Cards and More - Dotted and Embossed
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Distress It
Love to Create - Add a Sentiment
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Things with Wings
Thanks for your visit today.
Have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Anything Goes at An Oldie But Goodie

Good morning.  Big hello and welcome to all my lovely new followers - so good to see you - hope you like what you see and decide to stay a while :o)
At last the summer seems to have arrived and we are being spoilt with some gorgeous weather aren't we? The downside though is that it's too hot to craft in my little crafty haven after mid-morning - but I'm not complaining. Some of my good blogging buddies are far worse off as they have to work in this heat - and some have to work extremely long hours :o(

Today we have a new challenge for you over at

but first I would like to thank everyone that joined in with my
'Things With Wings' challenge last time - there were so many gorgeous entries it was a difficult task to pick a Top3 - don't forget to pop over to the main challenge blog and see if you were one.

So our theme for the next fortnight is


it couldn't get easier than that now could it :o)

I'm sharing another card I have made for Jamie for his birthday early June - this will be from John's Mum.
I have used a fab Mo Manning image 'Paul Texting' that I have had for absoulutely ages (this is my 6 months or more item) and have never got round to printing and colouring - but as Jamie never seems to have his phone out of his hands I knew it would be just perfect :o)
 Image coloured with PM's and FM's

The DP's are from my favourite Nitwits Collection at the moment - Tour of London FBQ
which shows how versatile this collection is as it isn't just for Jubilee/Olympic projects.

Another item that is more than 6 months old that I have used are the star punches ands the sequin stars on the top layer - I won those in a blog candy about 2 years ago!
The scrummy ribbon is East of India - a bargain buy on Ebay
Sentiment from Craftwork Cards - layered onto two stars offset with eachother.
Border punch - Martha Stewart

Challenges I would like to enter:
Crafty Boots - Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles - Anything Goes
Lexi's - For the Man/Boy in our Lives
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show - One for the Boys
There's Magic in the Air - BINGO (Top Row Punches, Ribbon 2 or more DP's)
Here Come the Boys - Anything Goes
Quirkly Crafts - Dots/Spots Stripes & Ribbons
2 Sisters - Bring on the Boys
One Stop Craft - For the Boys
Chocolate Coffee & Cards - For the Boys
Fairy Tale - Boys & Men
Simon Says Stamp - Father's Day or Special Man
Stampavie and More - For a Boy
Waste Not Wednesday - Use Forgotten Stuff

We have a fab prize up for grabs this week

but you have to be in it to win it :o)
You also must use something from your stash that is 6 months or more old (and tell us what it is)
 to qualify for the prize.
Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the awesome inspiration from the rest of my DT buddies - you won't be disappointed:o)

Thanks for your visit today and any lovely comments you may leave - I really appreciate it.

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend

Good morning. Just a quick post from me this morning as the garden is already calling for me to go and sit out and enjoy this gorgeous weather we are having. It gets tooooooo hot in  my little crafty haven by mid morning so lucky I'm an early riser and get can my crafty fix in before the sun moves round :o)

So my share for today is a request by my friend for a card for her friend that shares the same birthday and as it falls on the Jubilee Weekend this year she wanted something 'Jubileeish' as she described it.

I love this Tiddly Inks image Wryn and Emmy 'BFF' and have coloured it with PM's
Still loving these Nitwits Tour of London papers
This also used:
Pink Petticoat Sentimeny from this fab freebie - thanks Liz
Crystal Flourish from stash

Challenges I would like to enter:
Divas by Design - Flourishes
Craft Your Days Away - Red White and Blue
Di's Digi Designs - Show us that Bling
Totally Gorjuss - Something New (image and sentiment)
Dilly Beans - Friendship
Cardmad Fairy - Photo Inspiration
Willow Sketchie - Either Sketch or Red White and Blue or Both
Paper Shelter - Bling
Truly Scrumptious - Anything Goes
Thanks for your visit today.
Have a wonderful day - take care in the sun :o)

Saturday, 26 May 2012

3rd Birthday Blog Hop - Allsorts

Good morning.

 Happy Birthday to us
Happy Birthday to us
Happy Birthday Dear Allsorts
Happy Birthday to us!

Yayyyyy we are celebrating our 3rd Birthday over at

I can hardly believe how quickly the past three years have gone.
I am so proud to say that I have been on the Allsorts DT since it started and that it was my very first DT post :o)

So to celebrate we are having a fab fun blog hop and you should have arrived here from Jo's blog.
Full details of the hop can be found here on the main challenge blog if you get lost or need a reminder.

Our theme this week is nice and simple and perfect for the occasion


Here's what I made:

From here you need to hop on over to see Brenda but before you go you need to collect a letter from me - can you guess what it is.

As well as all the fabulous prizes on offer from our wonderful sponsors I too would like to offer a little something to someone that comments on this post.
A winner will be picked at random and announced with my DT post for Allsorts next Saturday.

And here's what you could win:o)
$12 to spend online at Krista's new shop

Thanks for your visit today.
Hope you can join in the fun.

Challenges I would like to enter:
Crafts and Me - Flowers
Truly Scrumptious - Pretty In Pink
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Things with Wings
Art With No Boundaries - Anything Goes
Hooked on Crafts - Flowers
OLLCB - Ribbon or Twine (or both)
Pollycraft - Photo Inspiration
The Ribbon Reel - Photo Inpspiration
Paper Sundaes - Pretty in Pink


Thursday, 24 May 2012

It's Celebration at MAWTT

Hello again :o) This is my second post for today - please scroll down for my DT post for
 Charisma Cardz.

This time I am here to share my DT card for
and this week the lovely Kim is host for the first time - so it would be great if you could find some time to join us and support Kim's fab theme of
(any celebration except Birthdays - so New Home, New Baby, Wedding or Anniversary)

I opted to make an Anniversary Card using a very cute LOTV die cut - I was lucky enough to receive a £25 gift voucher for my birthday from Aaron & Kerry so had a recent spending spree and bought some new stamps and I couldn't resist adding some of the bargain priced die cut sheets in too :o)
This uber cute one is from 'Mice are Nice' and I simply mat and layered onto co-ordinating cardstock using Spellbinders nestie squares and scalloped sqaures (I used a corner rounder on the squares)
I added some Diamond Stickles to the champagne glasses and the sparkilicious bubbles :o)

This also used:
DP's from stash
Ribbon & Vintage Lace from stash
Flowers - My Crafty Heart
Small Heart Punch

Our sponsor this week is
and they are offering 1lucky winner £10 to spend in their online store (excluding P&P)

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the awesome inspiration from my DT buddies - I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Sketch Saturday - Sketch #208
Creative Card Crew - Dimension
Stamp N Doodle - Bling & Sparkle

Thanks for popping by (again).
Have a fabulous day.
Hope the sun puts in another appearance later as we are having a BBQ at Aaron & Kerry's this evening :o)