Monday, 27 February 2017

Happy Birthday Balloon

Good evening my lovely crafty friends.

Hope you had a wonderful relaxing weekend. I had a lovely day yesterday spending time with my 3 beautiful Grandchildren at my Nephew's daughter's 3rd birthday party - will share a photo at the end of this post - those that haven't seen a photo in a while won't believe just how much they have grown!!!

But before that I would like to share my DT make for

and this week I opted to use this adorable image from CC Designs
Thought this would be perfect for the birthday girl.

Card ingredients:

Image: CC Designs: 'Pinkies Cupcakes and Balloons' 
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: Doodlebug 'Sugar Shoppe'

So before I go here's a favourite photo from the party yesterday

Love these 3 beyond words ❤️❤️💙

Thanks for popping by and for all your lovely comments.

Have a fabulous evening.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Hello Cherished Friend for DTDF

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend and are ready for a fabulous week ahead.

Today I have a little inky background inspiration for you using some gorgeous new MFT stash from 

Here's how I created my inky background:

I started by inking through a stencil using Versamark and then heat embossed with White embossing powder. Then I 'squidged' some Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers and Scattered Straw onto my glass mat - keeping them separate from eachother, spritzed some water and then picked up each colour separately using some acetate and then pressed onto the embossed panel, building up the colours as you go.

For the flowers I inked the background card with the same colours but in the 'traditional' way of spritzing the colours on the glass mat and swooshing the card onto it - then flicking water with my fingers before stamping the flowers with Archival Black ink.

Card Ingredients:

Distress Ink Colours: Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers and Scattered Straw
'Cherished Friend' Sentiment - Kaisercraft Friendship Sentiments 
Creative Expressions 'Delicate' Mask 

Thanks for popping by.
Have a fabulous day.


Thursday, 16 February 2017

It's All About Dies and Punches at In The Pink

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.

Hopefully Mr. Blogger has played nicely and published my scheduled post for me whilst I am currently en route up North to visit The Hobby House.

So today I have my DT make for our new challenge over at 

and our theme this time is 

This was the card I gave Jack for Valentine's Day - something I've done every year since he was about 2 years old :o)

Our lovely sponsor this time is the fabulous 

and the very lovely Tracy is offering 1 lucky winner 

£15 to spend online - and with sooooooo many gorgeous goodies to choose from you'll be spoilt for choice!!!

Thanks for popping by.
Have a fabulous day.


Monday, 13 February 2017

With Love for Dies to Die For

Good morning my lovely crafty friends and welcome to the start of another week.

Brrrrrrr it certainly is a cold one this morning so I think it would be wise to stay inside and have a play day in my little crafty haven :o)

But as it's Monday I'm here to share my little bit of inspiration for the fabulous 

(still pinching myself to check I'm not dreaming that I'm part of this dream team) 

And as tomorrow is a day of love I have this adorable sweetie to share with you
Card Ingredients:

Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: MFT 'Hearts and Stripes' 
Button Twine from The Ribbon Girl 
Heart Charm from The Hobby House 

For those that would like to know the colours I used I took a photo - will try to remember to do this whenever I colour in future - but I'm not making any promises lol!!!

This little cutie will be winging its way to my scrummilicious Granddaughter Lola Arizona for tomorrow as I won't be seeing her until next week - they have a different half term week to here.

Thanks for popping by.
Have a fabulous day.


Monday, 6 February 2017

Upsy-Daisy Thanks Ever So Much

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you had a fabulous weekend and are feeling refreshed and ready for the week ahead.

I am SUPER THRILLED to be sharing this post with you today as it's my debut post for 

YES - I am now officially on one of the most fabulous DT's ever - I still can't quite believe it - and I am still pinching myself to make sure I'm not just dreaming!!!

With soooooo many gorgeous goodies to play with I just didn't know what to do first - but in the end I opted for a CAS design using my scrummy new MFT Die-Namics 'Upsy-Daisy' dies teamed with some gorgeous Bazzill Basics Design Papers 'Vintage Lace' - amazing quality papers - love them :o)
And finished with a fabulous sentiment from Mama Elephant that sums up how grateful I am to be given this opportunity - thank you so much Tracy and all my lovely DTDF teamies.

And here are the links to the products I've used - just incase you might want to treat yourself too :o)

MFT Die-Namics 'Blueprints 3' for the scallop border
Mama Elephant 'Water Blooms' for the sentiment  

Thanks for popping by.

Have a FAB-U-LOUS day.


Thursday, 2 February 2017

With Love at In the Pink

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.

Oops it seems to be another little while since I last posted and also had the chance to pop round to see you all but still so busy and loving every minute of it - especially the little road trip I had with some of my lovely DT buddies to Thetford at the weekend to help out on the Dies to Die For stand - will share a photo at the end of this post.

But the real reason I'm here is to share my DT inspiration for the new challenge over at


this time we have a fabulous theme:


and that gave me the perfect opportunity to play with some gorgeous new goodies I bought at the weekend:
So I started by spritzing some Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks with a spritzer I made myself from Inka Gold in Magneta and water - what the photo doesn't pick up is the gorgeous pearly sparkle this gives. Then I smooshed it onto a piece of good quality white card to create my inky background.

I die cut the gorgeous Die-Namics Abstract Heart - from DTDF in white and also in pink glitter card and then inlaid the pink glitter pieces - it did take some time - but I think it was worth it :o)
Then I drew around the outline of the die onto black card and fussy cut it to create a narrow border.

Other items used:

Design Paper - MFT Hearts and Stripes

Our sponsor this time is

offering 1 lucky winner $12 to spend in their online store.

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the gorgeous inspiration from my DT buddies.

So before I go here's a fabulous photo of my lovely DT buddies at the DTDF stand at the weekend - what a brilliant day we had:

So on the front row from left to right we have the gorgeous Tracy, Kat, me, Annette and Squirrel and of course the beautiful Faye and Sue at the back.
And remember - what happens on tour stays on tour :o) 

Thanks for popping by.
Have a fabulous day.