Friday, 30 May 2014

Another Polly!

Hi everyone!
Too busy watching Dexter at the moment to make too many cards and things so this is a short post to show you all a card I made this afternoon!

I decided on another Polly card because of her cuteness and I just love colouring her in!

Items used - Spectrum Noir marker pens
                    Kraft card
                    First Edition love letter and boho chic paper pads
                    butterfly die
and a whole lotta love!

I'm going to enter her into these challenges -

Digi Haven - Flowers in pots
The Outlawz - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenges
Crafty Little Fairies

Fingers crossed!!!

L x

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Wine Birdie!

And finally!

I've been on here loads today and the rest of the week? Hardly at all!!!

I made a new card this evening because there was nothing I wanted to watch on TV - again - so I put Dexter on Netflix and crafted away to my hearts content!!!

Here's my fab (and I mean fab because I think it is!!!) card -

So, I'm entering these challenges -
From the heart stamps challenge - sketch #68 twist - sentiment
Here is the sketch and i added a happy birthday sentiment to my simple (but gorgeous) card!

Dis Digi Design Challenge - make it masculine
Creative Moments - anything goes - twist - use twine - I added a twine bow to the image
Inky Impressions Challenges - #161 Anything Goes
Fantastic Tuesday Challenges - Anything Goes

L x

Winner - again!!!

Can't believe it but I've managed to be chosen as winner at Paper Makeup Stamps blog with this card from last week

All in all I'm having a lovely winning day!!!

And, I am displaying my winners badge at the bottom of the page!

L x


Hello again!!!
Just realised I've been chosen as WINNER at The Stamping Boutique for my 'wobble' card which I posted on here a week ago or so!

It can be re-viewed here -;postID=7534361348579432813;onPublishedMenu=allposts;onClosedMenu=allposts;postNum=9;src=postname

It's always a nice feeling when something good comes out of the blue xxx

Plus, I've been chosen in the top 3 at The Corrosive challenges and Whoopsi Daisy Challenges I'm proudly displaying my badges in the Winners section below!!!

L x

Ice Cream Sweetie

Good morning lovely peeps!
I bought the new Papercraft Inspirations magazine yesterday because I loved the free papers and micro beads that came with it!
I made a couple of cards using the paper last night and here is my favourite!

I'm entering my sweetie into these challenges :

The Outlawz - Anything Goes with a greeting
Allsorts Challenge - Happy Birthday
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes #37
A Random Fan Challenge - Anything Goes


Friday, 23 May 2014


Hi peeps!
I couldn't resist using my new LOTV papers and stamp I already had to create this little cutie!
I adore the Lili of The Valley Range and would love to own every single thing they create (the super fab creators that they are!!!!)
If I won the lottery I would have to buy their company!!!

Items used :
Spectrum Noir markers
LOTV stamps and papers
Handmade and mulberry flowers
Diecut flourish
Adhesive pearls
White gel pen

Anyhoo, here's my fab teatime cutie xxx

It's being entered into these challenges : -

Addicted To Stamps - Anything Goes
Come and get It challenges - bingo - first (left) column - I've used ribbon, 3 or more layers, bling!
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Tuesday Morning Sketches

L x

Delicate Fairy

Hi all.
It's raining again and I had to go to the GP this morning so I got a little wet. No worries though, the wind dried me out before it rained again!

Today's card is a gorgeous image of a sleeping fairy by Rick St.Dennis - super sweet image.

I used Spectrum Noir to colour the image.
Spellbinders die for the frame.
Kraft card.
Lace (2 styles)
Gorgeous mulberry flowers
Ribbon bow
Hat pin and some bling!

I'm entering it into :
Craft Dee Bowz - Anything Goes & a handmade bow
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Whoopsidaisy Challenge - flourishes
Emerald Faeries Challenges - flowers ribbon lace
Scrapbooker Phd - Die cuts

L x

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Yummy chocs!

Hi there lovely peeps!
Having had  a few fab sunny warm days, I got up this morning to clouds and rain! I guess we just might have had our 'summer' now - that's it 'til next year!!!

So, where were we? Sorry! Had to nip away for a minute and forgot what I was doing!

Yes, remembered now....the card I made last night!
I bought another digi image from From The Heart Stamps because I adore these 'birdbrains'!!!!
Coloured with Spectrum Noir markers, faux stitching around the card and the image, buttons and glitter for decoration.

Entering these challenges :-

From The Heart Stamps blog #67 - I used the sketch and the middle row of the bingo board!
Addicted To Stamps - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges - Recipe challenge - I used ribbon and the colour purple.
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenges - Spots/Stripes - my backing paper is pink with yellow spots
Aud Sentiments Challenge blog - Bingo - I used 3rd column - ribbon, 1 word and glitter

Finally, the card!!!!

L x


Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Polly's Plant Pot!

Happy Wednesday everyone.
Half way through the week already - time does fly when you're having fun, and I'm having lots of fun with the images I bought from Sassy Cheryl's Stamps.
I've made another card using Polly and her plant pot for the sketch challenge at Atlantic Hearts #56.

This is the sketch

and here's adorable Polly again

L x

Tuesday, 20 May 2014


Hello everyone!
I could NOT resist buying this digi stamp from Sassy Cheryl's Stamps and having done so, I made this card for the challenge at The Outlawz - Dig out those gardens!!!

See what I mean? Hahahaha! Uber cute!

L x

A Manly Day!!!

Hi all!
Just another card to post today and, judging by the post title, you may have guessed that the theme is "male cards" for the majority of challenges.
I used a digi image for the ties, coloured them with Spectrum Noir and cut them out to hang on the twine washing line!!!

This is my little effort - which I've kept quite CAS - for Fathers' Day.

Entered into these challenges - A Creative Romance
                                               Send a Smile 4 Kids
                                               The Corrosive Challenge blog
                                               Glitter n Sparkle challenge blog
                                               Paper makeup stamps
                                               The Outlawz         

L x

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Sunday sunny sunday!!!!(sing to the tune of U2s sunday bloody sunday - if you don't mind!)

Hello everyone!
Had a great night out with the usual gruesome crew last night (check my facebook page for pictures!). We celebrated the sis in law Theresas birthday and that of our bessy mate Jason and it lasted until 3.15 am!!!
So, today I started out with a little fluffy hangover head which didn't last too long really! It's so gorgeous outside I took my cup of tea out and sat on the decking and let the lovely breeze  blow away my fluffy cobwebs! The funny thing is though, we live about 15ish miles from the coast and yet I could definitely smell the seaside while sitting in the garden! The wind must have been blowing in off the coast and it was really nice! Made me want to go paddling :)
Anyhow, the grass has been cut, the washing done and dried (!!!!!) I've managed to watch the MotoGP and now i'm feeling uber tired. In other words, I need to sleep but "He who works" is having a snooze as he's off to London in an hour.
Hey ho! It's just the way we roll!!!
Hope you've all had a fab weekend in the rarely seen British sunshine.

L x

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Cute and Springy!

Good afternoon lovely peeps!
Can you believe this weather? It's absolutely fabulous and I've not sat in it since 9 this morning!!!
Which is so unlike me even I'm asking myself "what's wrong?" Hahahaha!
Truth is, I just can't be bothered sitting doing nothing in the sun while it makes me more tired than i usually am!

Anyhoo, down to business. This week I've been busy making birthday cards for friends and family as May is my 'worst' month for birthdays! Everybody i know seems to have been born in May!
So, today, I decided to make a card for a couple of challenges.....

The Outlawz - Flowers
Red Rubber Inspirationals - #120 May Flowers
Charizma Card Challenges - #11 May flowers
Stamping With The Dragon - flowers
Digi Haven - Spring
The Stamping Boutique - Use a Wobble!

I have used Spectrum Noir markers to colour my digi image (Pink Gem Designs) and die cut it with Spellbinders fancy oval die.
The backing paper is brand new from Kaisercraft and I wrote the sentiment myself. I mounted the image onto a spring so that it 'wobbles' when it moves!!! Then I added, ribbon, bling and, of course, flowers!

All in all, I enjoyed making this one xxxx

L x

Saturday, 10 May 2014


Hi peeps
Just a quick visit to display my latest card! I used a Sarah Kay image (adorable stamps!) and created this one last night for the challenge at Spectrum Noir. As always, their pens must be used in colouring (which I used and love using!) and I never go OTT with the bling on cards. As you must know by now I do prefer a more CAS style of card but when I do make a "fancy" one, it isn't OVER fancy!!! I love how other cardmakers can make really fussy cards! I just can not do it!

My cutie card!

L x

Friday, 9 May 2014

Birthday Millie

Good afternoon all!
It's friday again and I believe its poets' day - well, it used to be when I was in work!!!
Had a lovely morning being pampered at the hairdressers with the son this morning - chop, chop and it looks soooo much better. My hair was getting to that point where it just won't do what it's told anymore except drive me mental! Anyway, all sorted now (and the son's had his done too!!!)

This card, which i started last night, is a cute image of Millie from Pink Gem Designs and I'm entering her into the challenges at Sketch n Stash. For the paper I used my brand new pad from First Edition - Love Letters by Mindy Terasawa. It's new to me as I bought it from another crafter online so it's kind of new/old if you see what I mean!

Here's the sketch :


Little Miss Muffet challenges #85 Button bonanza
Art Impressions - #135 cute as a button
Fussy and Fancy challenge - #113 Spring colours
Brown Sugar Challenge - #93 pastels
Splendiferous Creations - buttons and bows

now here's the card

L x

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Tick Tock

Morning peeps.
Had a brilliant meal at San Marco Trattoria last night for the daughters' 28th birthday.
I absolutely adore that restaurant! We've been several times now and it has not let us down in any way - hope that continues!

Onto this mornings project.
A little card I made initially for one challenge but realised it would fit in nicely in 3 others too!

This cutey is for :-

The Outlawz - Wednesday Sketch
Divas By Design - In the pink
Mod Squad challenge - non-traditional card
Stampotique Designers challenge - pink & orange background

My clockface and sentiment is from a cling stamp from InkyDoodles and I thought it suited this card.
The challenge at Mod Squad requires a masculine card with female elements and the clocks and cogs theme is usually aimed at men so i think the finished card works nicely into that idea.
I also liked the idea that the main colour focus of it is pink but the cute little flower print fits the orange requirement in the Stampotique challenge and of course mainly pink for the Divas and obviously the sketch for The Outlawz!
Phew!!! All in all a busy morning of creativity.
So now it must be time for a tea break!!!

L x