Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Dig Deep!

Hello all!
How are we all today? Hope you're all feeling crafty with loads of mojo to spread around!
I've been very busy making fab creations for the various DTs I'm on and this card is for this fortnights' challenge at Crafty Creations Challenge blogspot.
The challenge is hosted by DT member Marlene and sponsored by Craft Classes Online who offer a whole range of online crafting classes throughout the year.

The theme of Hazels' challenge is to 'Dig Deep - Use old Stash'!

So, after I'd chosen this really cute bunny image, I had a mooch around and found a piece of ribbon which I cut from a dress over a year ago and a little flower which had been squashed into the bottom corner of my flower box!

I used LOTV papers and a Somebunny to Love stamp to create the card.

Have a go at the challenge! You might just surprise yourself  :)

L x


Good morning all!
Yes, I think summer has finally come to an end and Autumn is slowly creeping in! Although, looking outside this morning, it's lovely and sunny if not a little cooler than recently.
Oh well; there's always another summer next year!
So, onto todays post!
This little card is for Quick Cards Made Easy magazine after their shout out on Facebook for some autumnal style cards.
Couldn't wait to use their free downloadable paper with these cute stamps from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.

I hope you like it!
L x

Friday, 15 August 2014


Good morning all!
Today I'm displaying a card I've made for the challenge at  Friday Sketch Challenge # 76.
As a DT member, we are using the images supplied by FaeryInk and mine is Honey Latte Big Face Cute Coffee Girl .
This is the sketch to follow , designed by DT member Andreja Lampe.

I thought Coffee Girl would be ideal for this challenge! Bright and breezy image = bright and breezy colours!
There are lots of lovely images on the FaeryInk Etsy shop. Plus, there are lots of freebies available on the website too so...............what ya waiting for? ! Lol!!!

Here's my card :-

Items Used - 

Image supplied by FaeryInk
Martha Stewart lattice punch
Sentiment (Scriptalicious) from Pink Petticoat
Generic patterned paper and bling!

I hope you all have a fab weekend xxx

L x

Things can only get better!!!

Good afternoon blogland!
Here at 'Crafty Towers' life continues to mooch along at a leisurely pace. Washing, ironing, cooking and son's work is never done!!!!!!!!!!!! Hahahaha, only joking - If he could get out of bed before noon now and again it might be easier for me to remember what he looks like :)
He who works should be home later after working in the Midlands this week and I really hope he's hungry because not only is it Friday, it's also CHIPPY TEA!!!!
Nothing wrong with a chippy tea once in a while and I'm looking forward to it!

Anyhoo, here I am blathering on when really I thought I'd quickly write a post and give you all my good news (hence the posts' title)! I am to be published in QCME magazine in October (with accompanying photo- oh dear :(.... (! ) and I am also to be contracted to show something in the Christmas issue (secret cannot be unveiled I'm afraid -----muahahaha!).
Isn't that just fab? !!!
Gotta be honest, I love what I do and I love being recognised for it too. Everyone needs a 'slap on the back' and a 'well done' now and again and I'm no different. When it comes to crafty stuff, I am very self critical so it means even more when my creations are thought of as good.

So, I can't put a pic of my creation for the Christmas issue on here until after Christmas, but, if you buy issue 132 of Quick Cards Made Easy (!) you'll find my mush looking back at ya probably on one of the farthest from the front pages!!!

What I do have is this bright card which I'm entering into the challenges at :
Cardmaking and Papercraft - Summer brights
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges #190
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #48
PINspirational Challenges #120 - You CAN be Queen for the Day if you want!
Through The Craft Room Door

 Die Cuttin Divas #178 - All my favourite bright colours in one place!

L x

Thursday, 14 August 2014


Good morning all.
This morning the new challenge at ScrapbookerPhd goes live and here's my entry for the Design Team.
The challenge, #14, is to use 3 dies and some sparkle. Easy peasy!!!
I chose this uber cute LOTV stamp image and sentiment and coloured it with Spectrum Noir pens.
I die cut the image and added little gold brads.
The backing paper is from First Edition - Blank Canvas - as is the die cut lattice band across the centre.
I also die cut the butterfly and the sentiment backing from more gorgeous paper from the Blank Canvas pad.
Flowers, pearl, ribbon and glamour dust finished it all off!

L x