Saturday, 9 November 2013

New Girly Challenge

There's a brand new challenge over at Di's digi downloads and this week it's oh so girly! I just love this sweet little lady kissing her froggy! Do pop over to see the rest of the DT makes...absolutely adorable, all of them!

Monday, 4 November 2013

Peeking through the Christmas trees.

Ok folks, how is your Christmas card collection growing? Mine is emerging shall we say. I looked at the list I needed to make for and took a big I going to do it this year? I'm not sure! I have a heap of birthdays in December as well, so I'd better get a move on.
Anyway, this little cute Edwin is from my stamp kit from Magnolia that arrived a few weeks ago. I just love this collection, as I do them all.
He has been coloured with copics and the papers were freebies from a magazine last year. I quite like how this one turned out.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Purple fairy

Hi all. With all the Halloween excitement and the wet windy weather what better than a spot of crafting. I have been extraordinarily busy of late so haven't been around much at all. Well with my crafting I have been busy, but I can't show all on my blog as some of the makes are for friends who might just be mooching around these parts!
Anyway, here's my withered fairy from Saturated Canary, all festooned in purple. You gotta love her really. I loved colouring her hair and going to town on all things purple......must have been missing my purple friend ;0) She knows who she is!

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Halloween spooking!

Another fortnight has flown by in a sweep of a broom and it's time for another challenge over at Di's digi downloads challenge. This week it's Halloween.
Here's pretty Izzy as a witch........she's just too cute to spook really!

Sunday, 13 October 2013

New Challenge over at Di's digi downloads.

Oh, I'm late as ever! This week over at Di's digi download challenges we have the theme of Halloween colours. I should have posted this up yesterday; naughty me, but I had a very early start at work and there wasn't time yesterday for me to post it up. So, apologies to Di and the team. I was doing something very worthwhile though, renewing my first aid certificate! I have the second part next week, so it's another long week!
Anyway here's my little Halloween project using three of Di's fab images. I had a story in mind, hence the three different pictures. It took me ages to colour and get it all together, so I hope it was worth the wait!

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Cherry Blossom

Another Saturated Canary image, this time a stamp called Cherry Blossom. I fancied making a shaped card so dug out my Go Kreate dies and had a play.
She has been coloured with copics.I haven't added many embellishments as it's quite a large stamp.

Monday, 30 September 2013


I started with good intentions to make Christmas cards, but I confess to getting distracted far too easily! I had already coloured up this cute saturated canary image and so needed to make her up into a card and I came across this beautiful flowery sheer ribbon that was a present from hubby a couple of years ago. I played with my bowdabra and made this beautiful bow. This one was coloured with promarkers. The die cuts are a mixture of joy craft and memory box and the papers are freebies from a magazine.

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Dancing with stars Tilda...yay a Christmas card!

I have been so busy not making Christmas careds, that I thought I needed to give myself a good talking to and get on with some! I dug out my MAHOOSIVE collection of Tilda stamps and found this little cutie  from last year's Christmas collection. I have used this one quite a few times and I love her all over again! She has been coloured with copics. A big thanks to my friend, Diane, who sent me the heart pin. xxxx Thanks

Show off those colouring skills.

The new challenge over at Di's digi downloads is " Show off those colouring skills". Here's my little effort and I loved colouring this cute girlie. do pop over to the challenge blog to join in. We'd love to see what you create.

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Tilda on the loose

I really must stop making cards just for my own pleasure and get on with the Christmas ones. The rate I'm going nobody will end up receiving one this year! Still, I did love messing around with this little cutie from one of the older Magnolia collections. This is from the Bon Voyage Collection. Maybe, it's Bon Voyage to these kinds of cards and Bonjour to all the Christmas ones I haven't yet made!
Tilda has been coloured with copics and I have used pumice stone distress ink aroud the DPs. Hope you like her!

Happy Birthday Clare.

This is the card I sent the very lovely Clare from Miscanthus crafts.

Blog updates!

Wow, I have been awol for over a month! What have I been doing? Ok, I have been off on hols, been to a fab wedding and behind the scenes I have been making a few cards, but I am struggling to find the time to do everything. My apologies to Di and the team for blogging these cards so late.

Sunday, 18 August 2013

August craftbubble friends challenge.

With Craftbubble closing its doors, I really had to join in with Lauren's bubble challenge this month. My card uses a Leanne Ellis stamp from Sugar Nellie, loads of loverly bubbles here! I thought I would also enter this one into the challenge of Anything goes over at the Sugar bowl challenge.
 Having a bit of a sugar Nellie day, as here's another to go with it!

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Saturated Canary Pretties.

My crafting is much like buses at the moment! There's nothing for ages and then three come along at once! Can you tell that hubby's at work today and I have been nowhere?!

Back To School challenge.

This week it's back to school for the DT at Di's digi designs challenge. This little cutie has been coloured with promarkers and I have made it for my cousin who starts as a head of department at a new school in September. Do pop over to join in the challenge if you can!
This little cutie is perfect for the following challenges.
Clearlyistamp school time
Crafts and me Anything goes
Dutch dare- Back to school.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

A little bit of Saturated Canary!

Here's something new, my first use of frantage. I love this stuff and I think everything will get frantage treatment from now onwards! I have coloured my Saturated Canary image with copics and the papers were free ones from a magazine ages ago. The ribbon was cheap stuff from lidl of all places! It's twisted together with the butterfly string of bead things and you can separate them! I also picked up another bargain this week......inktense pencils, half price at WH Smith. I know I have enough colouring mediums already, but I do like to experiment!
Thought I might enter this little beauty in to the the papertake weekly challenge, which is anything goes.

Jolly Holly!

Thought I'd join my lovely friends over at Craftbubble and take part in Lilian's Rudolph challenge. Don't faint peeps!

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Sweet lady bug

This little ladybug is a fab saturated canary rubber stamp. I bought the papers, stamp and whimsy corner die from the stamp basket, not all at the same time, but over the past few months. The lady there, Janet, is so lovely and gives you a very personal service. Check out the fab blog too.
My image has been coloured with promarkers and the seam binding has been coloured with a dusky rose promarker so that it all co-ordinates. I have never done this before and I am very pleased with how it turned out!
I am entering this in to the saturated canary challenge which is set your creativity free.

New stitching challenge, real or faux.

There's a new challenge over at Di's digi designs this week! This time we want to see stitching real or faux. I have chosen to use Di's fab little Marvin the pirate image! He was perfect for my pirate obsessed 6 year old nephew. I have been singing this song, the whole time I was making him!
I am entering this Mr Cutey in to the following challenges.
Cute card Thursday Anything goes
Totally Papercrafts - Inspired by a song.
Crafts and me- Anything goes and
Dutch dare- For a child

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Feeling blue?

Looks like I'm enjoying this time off work doesn't it? Here's another from my Magnolia stamp kit!
This one is Beach Tilda, I think.
                                      Pink Petticoat Beach hut papers and sentiments,
                                      All stamps, Magnolia Summer Breeze stamp kit.
                                      Doohickey swirl die
                                      Ribbon from my friend Diane.
                                      Button, shells,flower and twine from my stash.
                                      Tim Holtz walnut stain distress ink and ranger sea shells ink ( very old, in bottom of stash ink drawer!)

Promarkers used. Coral, sunkissed pink, blush, antique pink, baby pink,Midnight blue, china blue, cornflower blue
Shadow effect - blue slate prisma colour pencil.

I shall enter this card in to the Magnolia-licious challenge _-Anything goes and passion for promarkers challenge which is blue and one other colour, I have chosen blue and brown, but the colours look black! I promise it's brown though!!

Vintage Violet

I just adore this pretty girl from Staurated Canary and have gone to town with my pretties! Most of my pretties came from the Ribbon Girl and my image has been coloured with promarkers.

Salute her! Sea breeze .

Oh two days off of work! What is a girl to do? Housework............well I should, that bedroom cupboard really needs cleaning, but look at all my crafty stuff just glinting at me and this cute little charm arrived in the post this morning from My Crafty Heart, so I couldn't resist, I had to play ......the housework can wait til tomorrow?? I just need to play today! Me time, it's bliss!
I have gone all vintage,way out of my comfort zone, so this was quite an experience!
Stamps, all from Magnolia stamp kits.
Tim Holtz - Walnut stain distress ink.
Old papermania papers
Doily - blog candy win  from the lovely Vicky
Charm- My crafty heart
Backgrounds of stamped images all coloured with tan promarker.
Promarkers used: Coral, sunkissed pink, baby pink, burnt sienna, cinnamon, tan and putty.

I am entering this one in to the following challenges.
Ribbon girl - lace

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Shamefully late.

I am a bit late with my card for the new challenge over at Di's digi designs, but isn't this image adorable. Di's lovely images are soon to be appearing in rubber , so all you peeps that don't like digi, should soon be able to use Di's lovely images in their rubber form! Way to go! Our challenge this week is weddings/anniversaries. Here's my effort. I used stampin up papers, promarkers and pretties from the ribbon girl. Must dash off I have  a train to catch in under an hour.. Life has been very stressy this week and today is a day of rest, but I have to run!!

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Beach wedding card.

My beautiful cousin is getting married on the beach in Cornwall in September and I wanted to make a card that fits the theme. You just can't buy cards like that can you? I know she loves my fussy, fancy, heavy on the " pretties"type creations so I have had to oblige. All my bits and bobs have come from the ribbon girl, love that on line shop! Some of the flowers are from my stash and the papers are Stampin up ones purchased from my lovely friend Diane. I struggled to get this card together, so I hope she likes it. The image was coloured with promarkers. At least she won't have another card like this!
What do you think? I thought I'd enter this in to the Tilda's Town challenge of anything goes.

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Chasing my tail.

I have a few snatched minutes before I have to head out for the day. We have a new challenge over at Di's digi designs and this week it's paper piecing. I confess that I love it but it's quite time consuming and so not ideal if you're short on time. Here's my effort anyway and the card for the previous challenge as I was away on my hols when this challenge came out. Images have been coloured with promarkers.

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Oh What a Beautiful Morning!

Morning all, what a beautiful morning here in Bath, shame I have too much to do to enjoy it! We have a new challenge over at Di's digi designs and this week we are thinking about beautiful borders. When I saw Di's little Sunflower bear, I just had to use him to make a card for my Mum's birthday yesterday. My Poor Mum has been through the mill a bit these last few weeks, two operations and a severe nosebleed, so bad that she had to be hospitalised, but I'm so pleased that she's now like a new woman! The operations were a success, as she underwent pioneering treatment at our local hospital and the op was filmed to be used as training. It made my Mum laugh that her veins will be famous for years to come!
Anyway, I digress, my gorgeous image is Sunflower bear and I dug out my promarkers to colour this cutie, a couple of dies and a wee bit of stitching and it's job done!

I am entering this card in to the following challenges.
Allsorts - In the Garden
I love Promarkers - All stitched up.
Cupcake Craft challenges - Summer Scene
Papertake weekly - Anything goes

Saturday, 25 May 2013

I'm away but pop over to the new challenge!

There's a new challenge over at Di's digi designs today and it's things with wings. This is mine. I have scheduled this post so hope it posts! I'm away this weekend, hopefully enjoying sunshine???!

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Bikini and burger girl.

This little sweetie is another Saturated Canary image. Yes I know! You're getting the picture! I simply love them! This one was a freebie with an order, sadly no longer free but available to buy in Krista's shop.
I thought I'd enter this card in to the Joanna Sheen challenge which is girls, girls, girls. Oh to have a skinny body like this lovely lady eh? I don't eat burgers, but I don't have a body like that either! I have used stampin up papers, a gift from my lovely friend, a joy crafts die, lace, seashell buttons and flowers from my stash and seam binding from the ribbon girl. My image has been coloured with copics and promarkers and the sentiment is an old stampin up one.

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Tilda's Town challenge

Happy Sunday all. Today I am showing an older Tilda stamp. I love this one, she is a bit of a messy cook just like me sometimes! I am entering this card in to the tildas town challenge blog which is something old, something new. The Tilda is an older one and the papers and whispy swirl die are new.

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Bunch of flowers.

Here's another beautiful Tilda from one of my stamp club kits. Isn't she sweet? I don't need to say that I have used stampin up papers and beautiful blooms that were a present from a beautiful friend for my birthday. She knows who she is! My image has been coloured with copics and I have used walnut stain distress ink on the edges of my papers I have also used two memory box dies and a doohickey christmas ribbons die for my sentiment. The resin flowers were what I picked up on Friday whilst browsing, they are dovecraft ones and very pretty!

Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket!

Oh I feel like singing this morning. I don't know why! Well this little pretty is Tilda catching falling stars and isn't she sweet?
I have used paper piecing for her dress. Stampin up vintage springtime papers from my friend, walnut stain distress ink, spellbinder, cheery lynn and magnolia dies and the little hearts were won as blog candy from the very lovely talented and clever Vicky. Brads were from my stash and the sparkly button was from the ribbon girl. I am going to enter this card into the marvellous magnolia challenge where the theme is anything goes.

Di's digi challenge Bring on the bling!

Good Morning folks, I hope the sun is shining wherever you are and that it sparkles on your bling! Yes we have a brand new challenge over at Di's digi designs challenge blog and our theme is " Show us your bling"
I have used a really cute fairy Izzy on my card with retired papers from stampin up bought from my friend Diane. It looks as though somebody has snaffled all the papers that I used but Diane does have others for sale. Pop over and say I sent you!
I have coloured my image with copics and plenty of glamour dust, used a marianne circular die and doohickey dies. The hellebore die is my favourite, such cute flowers! I have used stampin up papers and a sparkly button from the ribbon girl.
Hope you like her!
I am entering this card in to the following challenges.

Natalie and Amy challenge -things with wings
Divas by design - Anything goes
ABC Challenge - M for make it sparkle
As you like it challenge - Favourite die

Sunday, 5 May 2013


Another Saturated Canary image.....see there is a bit of a theme going on here!
I was a bit too eager on this one as my glue is still drying as you can see under the button butterfly! This sweet image is called camping and she's a new one from the uber talented Krista Smith.  I have used two memory box dies, twiggy tree and simple banner, a button from a set at Joanna Sheen, first edition spring papers, A Tim Holtz embossing folder, wild orchid crafts flowers, they're getting low in stock here Diane ;0) and a set of stampin up sentiments purchased form my favourite sampin up seller Diane Howarth. You can buy small packs of retired stampin up papers from Diane on ebay. Check out this link. She also has some stamps for sale, but hands off some of the the tildas folks!!!! I'm bidding on those!!!

Summer lovin'

Here's some Saturated Canary summer lovin!
Image has been coloured with copics. I have also used kraft card, a sissix embossing folder, first edition spring papers, a joy craft square die, a stampin up sentiment and pinwheel die (bought from my favourite stampin up seller, Diane Howarth) flowers are from stash as are the seaside themed buttons and the skinny body is based on myself.....I wish!!!!!

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Princess Honor from Saturated Canary

This little pretty is a fabulous Saturated Canary image. I am so in love with these images....I have bought quite a few! I am also in love with these papers from Stampin up that I got from my dear friend Diane, thanks honey! The die cut leaf is a Marianne and the sentiment is a lili of the valley, flowers from probably Wild Orchid crafts and that's the last of the big white one in my stash! Boy was I reluctant to let go of that one! So I shall have to buy some more! I am going to enter this in to the All things bright and Beautiful challenge over at Saturated Canary challenge blog.

Saturday, 13 April 2013

New Di's digi designs challenge.

Morning all.. I'm away this weekend, so I'm hoping that Mr Blogger is playing nicely and posting this whilst I'm in Cornwall, staying with my family. This week the challneg over at Di's is all about bears. Here's my little bear being very busy in his garden. Isn't this a cute stamp? Di's so clever!

Monday, 1 April 2013

Party on!

Happy Bank Holiday Monday! Today sees me playing with a Mo Manning image called Party Girl. I have had this one for a while but only used it once, so it's making another outing today and this time in green. I am entering this one into the Mo Manning challenge" E is for...." Embossing!
This one has been coloured with copics.

Sunday, 31 March 2013

Pretty Sugar Nellie

I have had a fun afternoon making cards and this is the next one I have made using a very sweet sugar Nellie image. This sweetie has been coloured with promarkers.
I have used Kraft card, memory box dies and tonic punches, Tim Holtz vintage photo ink and my minds eye papers, I have almost used this whole pad up as I love these so much! The sentiment is another Pink Petticoat, punched with a stampin up punch. Brown organza is from my stash.
I am entering this one in to the following challenges.
The Sugar Bowl challenge. - Anything goes
Gingerloft challenge - Kraft Paper
House of Gilli Anything goes with flowers and/or ribbon

Watering Tilda, all ready for spring.

The promarkers are still out, I don't know what's come over me! I even bought a few more to add to my collection and I also treated myself to a new Tilda stamp. Well a girl has to right? It is Easter and seeing as the Easter bunny didn't stop here with choccie, but instead left me with a pile of germs, sore throat, headache, stuffy nose I think it's only right that there was some Easter money for supplies of tissues and stash!!
I've used a mahoosive stack of promarkers, dovecraft papers, cheery lynn and memory box dies, tonic butterfly punches, nesties and Pink Petticoat sentiment.
I am enetering this one in to
Passion for promarkers challenge ribbons, gems and punches
I love Promarkers - Spring is in the Air.

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Flower Frenzy at Di's.

Hi all, today sees a brand spanking new challenge over at Di's digi downloads challenge blog  and this week our challenge is " Flower frenzy". So dig out those pretties and have some fun.
Here's my sweetie flower girl coloured with copics and covered in pretties from Wild Orchid crafts. I am entering this card into the following challenges.
Mema's Crafts -Anything goes
Chocolate, coffee and cards - Bring on Spring
Little Red Wagon - Colour Challenge

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Promarkers out to play!

It's been a while, and they have been much neglected of late, but I dug out my promarkers this Easter to make my Easter cards. Unfortunately I forgot to photograph them all and I'm cross with myself for that as I spent ages colouring a gorgeous Penny Black stamp of bunnies painting Easter eggs and I put it in the post without thinking! I know the recipient won't give it back as she's already told me that she keeps all the cards I make, to admire! Never mind! Here's one I have left!
I have used promarkers in the following colours:
 ice grey 1,
cocktail and antique pink,
 mango, yellow and canary
 and marsh, moss and lime zest.

And because Spring is in the air ( allegedly) over at I Love Promarkers, I thought I'd enter this creation there!

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Spring and Easter challenge.

Looking out of the window right now I can't see much sign of Spring, but it can't be that far away now surely! Over at Di's we have a brand new challenge and this week it's Easter/Spring. Do please come and join us. We have a fab sponsor this week and remember you don't have to use Di's images but we'd love it if you did and you have a chance to win some more of her beautiful images.

This little cutie is called Easter bunnies parade .

I am entering this card into the following challenges.
Cute card thursday - Anything goes
Heck of a challenge - Spring butterflies and pearls

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Craftbubble friend birthdays.

Hi all, hope you are feeling well and happy today! Here are two cards that I can now share, as they have beenn opened and seen by the recipients! Two awesome Saturated Canary images. Me oh my I just love, love, love these digis and their rubber stamps!