Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Tiddly Inks challenge #208

Hi all!

It's time for another fun challenge over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog and it's time  to kick back, put on the thick festive socks and get your christmas on!!! the Tiddly Inkers want you to...

Be Merry!!

 So think christmas holiday fun!

 (**remember...We love to see any new creation, a card, 3D project, journal page etc 
but you must use a Tiddly Inks stamp or image **)

Here's the card I made for this challenge : 

I used Cocoa wishes Wryn sitting in front of a roaring fire with her little Robin friend and a leafy Christmas tree!
The fireplace and tree stamps are by Wild Rose Studio and they were free with Creative Stamping magazine recently. Awesome stamps too!
I coloured everything with Spectrum Noir and Tonic Nuvo markers.

I hope you find time to join in with the challenge (just follow this link!).

The DT always produce amazing cards for your inspiration too!

Have a great day.

Lesley xxx

Friday, 24 November 2017

FAB-ulous Friday!

Good morning all!

I hope you're all having the most fabulous morning up to now because, if you're not, then how about popping over to the Tiddly Inks blog and having a crafty look at all the fabulous Fab Friday DT makes?
This is definitely going to cheer you all up and hopefully inspire you to get out your colouring pens and have some "colouring-therapy" time.
I always look forward to our Fab Fridays, and of course to the challenges too. They inspire me to think a little more creatively and this week has been no exception.
Christy (Tiddly Inks owner/artist/designer etc!) wondered about combining digi images to make a whole picture. So I did!
This little card is made with a background of these cute cactus PNG files and overlaying these adorable hedgehogs over the top before printing the scene off.

How cute is this?

I have overlaid images before, but not with Tiddly Inks digis and I'm so glad I did!

I love this little card and I even left it on the Other Half's pillow for him to take note (and admire of course!) .

Apart from the fab digis, I've only used cardstock, patterned paper, pierced edge rectangle dies, alcohol markers and a few gems.

So, pop on over and have a peep!

Enjoy your day


Monday, 20 November 2017

Happy Birthday Ethan!

Hi all!
Recently, my daughter asked if I would make a card for her Godson, Ethan, who was 2 years old and he absolutely adores trains so I couldn't have chosen a better image than this one!
His title is The Conductor and he's available at my favourite digi store Tiddly Inks.

I used a digital paper pack which I found on Etsy. Here's the link Erin Bradley designs.

As Ethan is only 2, I made the card A5 size (nice and big!) and decided not to add too many dimensional embellishments as he'd probably pull them off - as littlies tend to do!!!

Here it is in all its' glory!

Apart from the digital purchases, I have used an alphabet die set for the name in generic coloured cardstock and several stars in glitter card.
My usual Spectrum Noir and Tonic Nuvo pens are used for colouring.
I did stamp some little "screw" heads using free stamps from Creative Stamping mag some time ago.

Hope you like it and I hope Ethan loves it too!


Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Friends and Family Tiddly Inks challenge #207

Hi all!

Well, we're here with yet another fab challenge at Tiddly Inks Challenges.
November, in the USA and the UK, is the month for thanksgiving and remembrance so, to give thanks and remember our loved ones, the theme is Friends and Family.
Don't forget to join in and remember there's always a prize for our winning entry. You can enter any project as long as it features a Tiddly Inks image (stamp or digi - old or new!).

This is the card I made using Winter wishes Wryn.

Products used :-
Spectrum Noir and Tonic Nuvo markers
Stickles "fairy dust"
Leonie Pujol snowfall embossing folder
Generic patterned cardstock
Red card
White Gel Pen
White 5" x 7" card base
Stampendous "Snow Buddies" sentiment stamp
Clearly Besotted "Merry Christmas" sentiment stamp

Hope you all have a lovely weekend creating and crafting!


Friday, 27 October 2017

......and back to normal!

Hi all!

At last it feels like normality has somewhat resumed.
Jane has gone off to that there London area to visit her son, then her Mum and lots of other family I expect so I have managed to spend a little time back in my craftroom.
I decided to get back into the swing of things by entering the online challenges over at Cardmaking and Papercraft.

I already had a little card made for the October online challenge as it's one which I made for Papercraft Inspirations magazine a couple of months ago. I decided it would suit the challenge beautifully!

Then I did become creative!
This Christmas card has been entered into the Festive Feast challenge (same link as above).
I had to purchase the lovely Christmas Recipes from Lili of the valley stamps and I wanted to use a Christmas pudding on the front of the card so I found an image online, kinda copied it (rubbish at drawing sometimes!) then coloured it with my "NEW" spectrum noir markers!
( I treated myself to a set of new pens for my birthday!!!)

And there you have it! My first card of the week with a little Christmas sparkle thrown in too!

Hope you all have a lovely weekend. I'm just about to tuck into a selection of veggie curries and sides, courtesy of my veggie son-in-law! Yum :)


Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Shocks and surprises!

Hi all!
Well, this weekend was a huge success after all!
I had the most amazing surprise when, on Saturday afternoon, my bezzie pal from Greece walked into my room with no warning she was coming!
I was so shocked I couldn't speak for ages (which is uber strange for me!) and finally, when I did, it was a stream of curse words aimed at my family for keeping her visit a secret!!!
Apparently, this surprise had been planned since August and, even when I went to Zante to visit her in September, not a single hint, tip, word was spoken about her coming to the UK and EVERYBODY knew!!! Amazing!
So, we had a fabulous party night out on saturday night and she didn't leave until last night. We've been out for dinner, coffee, breakfasts.....yadeyadeyada!!!
Now, I'm coming back down to earth and I miss her already. She does make me laugh so much!

(I've added a lovely pic of us both on our "woodland adventure" walk yesterday :) )

I haven't had any time whatsoever to create anything at all for the last few days and today is no exception as I'm going out for a birthday lunch with another friend in a short while!
I hope to be back in the craftroom creating and making very soon.

Til then, have a nice day!

Lesley xxx

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Happy Saturday folks!

Hi all.

At last it's the weekend and the fun begins!
I had a birthday during the week and the festivities will commence this evening as I'm off out with my loved ones and bezzie pals for a cocktail night at a swanky bar in a nearby town.
So looking forward to it! Get the hair done this morning, glad rags and lippy on later and off out to paint the town red, blue, pink and all the other cocktail colours I can think of!

For now though, I've just got time to add this little card to my collection.

I used  Tiddly Inks Clumsy elves which is available for you to grab in the shop at only $6.00 (which is about £5) and it includes other images too - so useful.

Along with the digi stamp, I used :-
white and green cardstock
Generic tag shaped die
sequin mix
gold pearls
Spectrum Noir marker pens

Here's hoping you have a fantastic weekend :)


Friday, 20 October 2017

Bird-day card

Hi all.

Here's a quick post just to show you my friends bird-day card!
I love these stamps and dies by Elizabeth craft designs which I bought from hixxysoft.com.
They're just really cute and the stamp "fits" the die perfectly. I've noticed that some die and stamp sets don't quite line up right and it can be really annoying but these are good.
My pal has her birthday the day after mine so it's quite amusing making her card every year as I think I ought to make myself one too!!!

So, apart for ECD dies and stamps for this, I used :
spectrum noir marker pens
generic patterned paper
white card stock and vellum by Crafters Companion

Have a great day and don't forget to join in with the Tiddly Inks challenge and Fab Friday (see earlier posts!)


Good crafty morning all!

Hi there!
This is just a quick post to let you all know it's Fab Friday over at the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog.
Every month, we have a special Friday where we show some uber cute and super gorgeous Tiddlies all made by our talented design team and hope that we can inspire you to join us and have fun just creating!
This month, I've used Poppy Wryn for my quite "cross-Atlantic" coloured card! the red, white and blues on here could be UK or USA inspired but, either way, I thought she'd look lovely in those colours.

And, don't forget, we are still holding our Spookaboo challenge so do join in for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the store!

Have fun peeps :)


Thursday, 19 October 2017

You're 'avin a giraffe!

Hi all!
Well, just an update, as I've banged on about our moving home business but..........drum-roll please......we did it!
I am finally moved.
It was hell on earth and I AM NEVER DOING IT AGAIN - EVER!!!
I cannot believe how stressful it all was! I moved only 3 years ago but this time it seemed completely manic and different for some reason!
I had less to shift this time around as I did get rid of loads of "baggage" the last time but ....anyhoo, it was hellish!
However, here we are all "settling in" and getting used to living as a larger family again.
If you weren't aware, we (me. the OH and my son) have moved in with my daughter and her hubby.
A new home has been bought between us all (6 bedrooms tho we've converted one into my craftroom) so they have one wing and we have another!!! It all sounds very grand but, in reality, it's all about having space to live without crashing into one another all the time.
Apart from the weekends, we hardly see one another much at all - except for yesterday (18th) as it was my birthday and my daughter worked from home then we all went out for dinner.
Had a great day to be honest even though yet another number has been added to my existence on this planet!

Here's a little pic of the new gaff! (although the ends and the gardens are missing off this photo!!!)

As far as my crafting goes, I was really inspired to create this little card when I saw Christy's new creations over at Tiddly Inks store.
Luckily, as part of the design team, I was able to create before they were advertised in the shop, and that felt quite nice!

I coloured the baby and the mama with spectrum noir blendable pencils and fussy cut around them to make them part of the frame, which I die cut from Sizzix pierced rectangles.
Brown and green patterned cardstock were used for the base papers.

I hope you like these cuties. 

I'll be back soon with some more Tiddly makes and maybe some Christmas stuff at last!!!


Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Spooktacular with Tiddly Inks!

It's time for another fun challenge over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog and it's time get your ghoul on!!! the Tiddly Inkers want you to think.....


 So think spooky fun!!

 (**remember...We love to see any new creation, a card, 3D project, journal page etc 
but you must use a Tiddly Inks stamp or image **)

Yes, it's challenge time again and It would be great if you could all join in by adding your lovely Tiddly creations using the inlinkz tool at the bottom of the challenge post, so head on over for some spooky fun!

Here's mine to inspire you :

I've used Spooky Birthday - which (WITCH-lol) is available in the store at a bargain price of $3.00

She's so freakin' cute! Also, the web image is added to your order - FOR FREE!

Have fun creating :)

L x

Monday, 2 October 2017

Winner winner chicken dinner!

Hi all!
I recently (Friday) entered a card comp on the Crafstash Facebook page with the theme NATURE and the #thinkingofyouweek #sendacarddeliverasmile tags.
Well, I'm pleased to say I won the Sara Davies (Crafters Companion) goody bag which looks really lovely!

This is the card I entered :

Louise at CraftStash got in touch with me to tell me I'd won and she said they'd fallen in love with the wiggly worm!
Well, who wouldn't? He's part of the image I purchased from Sassy Cheryl's stamps and it's all super cute :).

So, I'm in a happy place right now - even tho' I'm surrounded by boxes, boxes and a mess!

L xxx

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Designer For The Day!!!

Hi all!

I've been absent for a week or so as I had a little holiday-jaunt-type-thingy in Zakynthos with my lovely buddies - YEAH, Karen Kelly, this includes you! Thankyou for the surprise too!
I had another fabulous week away with lots of food, booze and sun - well, it was a little cloudy but, true to form, I still got a tan!
It's really lovely meeting up with faraway friends who can't just pop round for a coffee now and again - it makes the reunions all the more sweeter methinks!

So, not only have I had a holibob, I've also been given a moving date (sort of!). So, I'm spending time packing stuff, chucking stuff, sending stuff to the charity shops and selling stuff.............SO MUCH STUFF AND SO LITTLE TIME.
How on earth I'm going to pack up and dismantle my craftroom I have no idea! That will be the worst of the whole house!!!

I did come back to a nice surprise (kind of expected but it looks better than I thought it would), by having my card featured in Papercrafter magazine as part of their Designer for the Day series.

Here's the page :

It's actually a rich red and white card but the photo isn't doing it much justice.
I suggest you go out and buy the magazine (issue 113!) so you can see it better!!! lol x

Anyhoo, I've also been making another festive card for the Christmas issue of Papercraft Inspirations.
This has been made at lightning speed as I've another one to make for Quick Cards Made Easy magazine and my stuff (!) will be packed away soon.

Hope you all have a great week.

L x

Friday, 22 September 2017

Fab Friday! It always is with Tiddly Inks!

 Hi everyone!
It's Fab Friday over at the Tiddly Inks challenge blog!
     I hope you have a mooch on over there for some uber cute inspiration from the oh-so talented Design Team then wing your way over to the SHOP and have a good old look around for some tantalising images you can use with your crafting projects.
Even if you've some images already in your stash, why not join in and play along ? Add your design using the inlinkz tool at the bottom of the challenge post and sit back and relax! the fun work's done, now time to enjoy all the other projects too; maybe, visit the Design Teams blogs and leave a lovely little comment!

This special lady and her beautiful friend is  Magda and Sparkles.

If you choose this option, you'll be rewarded with a bonus of digital papers too! What's not to love?

After stamping the most gorgeous image, I coloured it with Spectrum Noir and Tonic marker pens.
I distressed the background with a little Tim holtz vintage photo then layered it onto Kraft card.
The mats and layers are also from Kraft card and I used a selection of papers from an unknown pattern book with a little lace, some twine, a couple of flourishy die-cuts, sequins, glitter and of course a lovely sentiment which I created on the pc and printed out.
It's not my usual style of card but, I thought this image worked really well this way.

Hope you've been inspired enough to pop on over to the challenge blog and join in!

Take care.

L xxx

Thursday, 14 September 2017


Hi all!

Just a quick post to let you know my latest card for Papercraft Inspirations magazine issue 170 (reader tester team) was published this week!
I was asked to create a card using some printable papers and elements and could make it Christmassy or wintry - whichever I liked!
So, I made it Christmassy as I think I could do with the practice as it's been a year since I last made Christmas cards! Lol

This is what I made :

As well as the printable papers and elements, I used a snowflake border die for the bottom of the front panel and pierced circle dies for framing the aperture.

That's all for now! 
L x

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Tiddly Challenge #205

Good morning peeps!

It's time for another fun challenge over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog and it's time for a break from the themes so let your tiddly flow!!! our theme this month is simply


So let your creativity go using any of your Tiddly Inks images!

(***remember - We love to see any new creation, a card, 3D project, journal page etc, but you MUST use a Tiddly Inks stamp or image ***).

This is the card I made featuring this awesome EWE which you can purchase right here! for only $2.50!

Products Used :-
A fab paper/card pack from a company in the Netherlands (can't find out exactly who they are though!
White A6 card base
White cardstock
Pierced edge rectangle die - unbranded.
Spectrum Noir markers
Black fine liner pen.

A simple card which was quick and fun to make :)

Hope you all enjoy the challenge!

L x

Sunday, 3 September 2017

QCME magazine free gift project!

Hi all!

I hope you're having a lovely weekend.
It's a gloomy, wet and miserable day here in Leyland so I don't feel guilty about sitting in my craftroom and catching up with my blog and organising my "world" instead of being over at the new house doing stuff!!!
It makes a change NOT to feel guilty about relaxing for once!

Anyhoo, the title of this post is relevant to the card I made using the FREE GIFT with the QCME mag. I made it just for fun then decided to send it to them anyway as they do like to see what we make with their monthly gifts.

Products Used :-
The free papers and stamps along with some kraft card on a white card base.
Oval dies - plain and scallop edged.
Pierced edge "hillside" dies.
Snowflake embossing folder.
Spectrum noir markers.
White gel pen.
Black fine-liner pen.
Enamel dots.

That's it for today.
Enjoy the evening, wherever you are!

L x

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Tuesday Again.

Hi all!
Hope you've all had a great Bank Holiday weekend (at least those of you here in the UK!).
We did really well as far as the typical British weather is concerned as it was actually a sunny weekend with hardly a shower to worry us :)
I have managed to make only one card this last few days but I can't post it yet as it's for a mag and, as usual, it's not good practice to post a project before it's published nationally!
The reason for my lack of creating is simple - I seem to be spending more tinme at our new house making tea and coffee for alsorts of workmen!
This last week has been utterly mental - plasterer, painter, electrickerer, and joinerer all in one day as well as the lads outside digging a new driveway for us!!!
My son helping with the new driveway.
This WILL look like my new bedroom - eventually!
The Upstairs hall in a mess!

Just a few boxes of paint............
Other days haven't been much different what with all the comings and goings. I did take some digi printouts to do some colouring when I could but, after a peaceful half hour, I was interrupted and never to return to it!
Anyhoo, it was warmer outside than sitting indoors so I did just that - and ended up feeling sleepy and I couldn't see the paper to colour!!! Massive fail!
This weekend hasn't been any different.
The darling OH came home late on friday night and didn't stop working all weekend.
I think he was happy to go to London yesterday for some peace and quiet.
There is still an awful lot to do before we move - even choosing home accessories is proving tricky as everyone has a different idea and, until the magic money tree puts lots more cash into our piggy bank, then we have to prioritise exactly what we can buy........................not alot right now!!! lol

So, unfortunately, I don't have an image to share with you today but I promise to do better this week    :(

Have a good week everyone.

L x

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Wedding Celebrations!

Hi all!

What a wonderful weekend has been had by myself and my family!
Our niece, Lisa, has married the love of her life, Ed, and it was fabulous.
A beautiful hotel, in beautiful surroundings with beautiful people in beautiful clothes - what's not to love at a wedding? !!!
I don't feel guilty at all for imbibing oodles of yummy food and scrummy cocktails either!

I'll pop one or two photos on here when I can but, for now, here's the card I made for them.

I used 2 LOTV digi stamps - the couple and the church background.
Aren't they just doozy? !

Products used -

Lili of the valley digi stamps
Frame die (can't remember where I bought it sorry)
Spectrum Noir blendable pencils
Spectrum Noir sparkle pens
Paper flowers
Silver ribbon
Flatback pearls.

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend too  :)

L x

Friday, 18 August 2017

Tiddly Inks Fab Friday!

Hi all!
IT's that time again over at the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog - Fab Friday where inspiration can be found in abundance!
This cutie is Wryn - Bake Me some love digi stamp and I made her a short time ago for a magazine comp - which I won, I hasten to add! No wonder, she's sooooo freakin cute!

I love the papers too! These were free with cardmaking and papercraft magazine and I think they're just fab for this card.
It's a simple style of card but I think the patterns and the image speak for themselves.

Hop on over to the challenge blog where you'll find loads of other fab makes from the Design Team.

Have a great weekend :)

L x

Monday, 14 August 2017

Tiddly Inks Carolling

hi all!
Hope you like todays card!
I used an uber sweet digi stamp from Tiddly Inks stamps and a selection of paper from Craftwork Cards (peppermint forest paper pad).
I also added a couple of wooden snowflakes from Dovecraft and I think the overall effect is very pleasing!

This is the first Christmas card of 2017 and I intend to make plenty more and I might just stick with the same colour scheme too!

Have a great day all

L x

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Sunny sunday!

Good morning all!
I hope you're all having a fab weekend after a truly busy week (for me anyway!).
How come some days just seem to drag when others totally fly and there doesn't seem enough time to do everything that needs doing? Strange!
If you're not aware, we have sold our house and we are going to move in the near future to "Southfork"!!! (who else remembers Dallas?)
 And by that I mean a bigger house for my daughter, son in law, my OH, my son and me - so 6 bedrooms will do it!!! One of which will be my craftroom of course :)
Anyhoo, my daughter and her hubby moved on Thursday, and, as I was poorly on Friday, there wasn't much I could do to help so I made up for it yesterday.....I unpacked a box then found the wine and.............well, let's just say we've all got fluffy heads today 😉 Oops!
All in all we had a great day and I'm paying for it now but hey ho! That's how we roll here in sunny Leyland!
So, onto todays news.
This month, I have a card featured in Papercraft Inspirations magazine (issue 169).
As part of their Reader Tester Team, I occasionally have papers/images/stamps sent to me and it's up to me to make something out of them! The theme was "uplifting sentiments" and my challenge was to make a card using the papers they sent then add a sentiment of my choice.
This is what I came up with :

And here's the article (just to prove I haven't dreamt it!!!)

Did you join in with the blog hop at Tiddly Inks?
It was great fun and I know the other DT members really enjoyed it too.
Thanks for leaving comments and for visiting.

Have a great day 
L x

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Tiddly Inks blog Hop - Fun Animals!

Hi all!

This is my first hop as a DT member at Tiddly Inks and it's so exciting!

From here, you can hop on over to http://sweetcherrycards.blogspot.com!

How to participate:
Visit each blog, below, or those in the Inlinkz list HERE  and leave a comment!
The hop starts at 8am and you're welcome to hop all day!
Then, stop by and chat with us on the Facebook Group page between 6pm and 10pm CST (US time zone....) and one lucky commentor will be randomly selected to receive a $10 gift certificate.
There are $25 worth of gift certificates (5 of $5 each) placed throughout the designers blogs listed below and they can be randomly won by anyone who leaves a comment on that blog - how easy is that?!!!
Should you comment on multiple blogs, you might win more than once and two participants will be chosen from the Inlinkz list (announcement on August 13th) to receive a $10 gift voucher
There will also be random prizes and FREEBIES on the DT blogs so be sure to visit and comment on each one . 
I made this one using the super Fun Animals collection - $4 and they're yours!

This cutie is using Punky Pup and Cool Cat which is available in the shop for just $1!
( My son, who recently graduated, is now the proud owner )

And if that wasn't enough, I have a freebie for you to save and print for all those lovely "fabulous" teacher cards you're going to make soon! Just right click and save it to your computer and voila!

Hope you like what you see - have a great hop and thanks for hopping by!
Lesley x

Wednesday, 2 August 2017


Hi all!

A little celebration card again for you today.
This little pretty was created using an ink blended background and die cutting to keep it simple. I paper pieced the cake die tho and that was a little time consuming as the pieces are tiny but, I then found a way to do it which wasn't so laborious!
I stuck double sided tape to the back of the silver die-cut ,then die cut another cake in blue which I placed over the silver die cut and pressed onto the pieces I needed to paper-piece and they stuck down perfectly as the sticky side of the tape was facing upwards! I could then discard any pieces that didn't stick and ....voila!!! All done!

Products Used :-
A6 card base.
The cake die was a freebie with a magazine (can't remember which one tho!).
Unbranded pierced edge circle die.
Unbranded sentiment die.
Ranger distress inks in wild honey and mermaid lagoon.

That's it for now!
Have a good day x

L x

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Tiddly Inks Challenge #204 Autumn Glow

Hi all!

It's time for another fun challenge over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog and it's time for some relaxing colour inspiration!!! the Tiddly Inkers want you to think.....

Autumn Glow!

 So below is a colour chart for you follow with some super sweet autumn colours.
( huge thanks to designseeds)

 (**remember...We love to see any new creation, a card, 3D project, journal page etc 
but you must use a Tiddly Inks stamp or image **)

Here's my take on the challenge - I've used Wryn - bake me some love! digi stamp which, if you'd like to use, is available in the store with oodles of other goodies too!

For the pumpkins, I added a section of the digi stamp from From The Heart Stamps and added it to my background! I think it looks fun!

Other Products Used -
Pink background created with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers (spritzed with water and blended)
Spectrum Noir blendable pencils
Flat bottomed circle dies - unbranded
Pierced edge rectangle dies - Creative Expressions.
Pink.White patterned cardstock - Deco Time (Netherlands)
Lilac and purple cardstock.

I hope you like my first Challenge card for Tiddly Inks! 
Please pop on over to the site and join in - it's a great community of like-minded folk and so much fun :)

Have a great day!
L x

Friday, 28 July 2017


Hi all!

Today I have celebratory card for you.
This is another card my sister in law requested for some friends who are getting married this weekend in Crete and she'll be there to celebrate with them.
 I'm not jealous at all - not much - nope ..............................Waaaaaaahhhhh!

Only 7 weeks to wait until my little jaunt :(

So, here's the card!

 Products Used -

Tattered Lace bottle and flourish dies.
Spellbinders Decorative Labels die.
Unbranded pierced rectangle dies.
Sparkly black and textured white cardstock.
Unbranded sentiment die.
Sizzix bright bubbles die.

I hope they love it as much as I enjoyed creating it.

L x

Monday, 24 July 2017

Snail Mail and Belated Birthday!

Hi all!

Last week I totally forgot to post my BFF a birthday card :(
Yes, I know. Cardmakers do have the worst record when having to remember our own friends and family's birthdays but what can you do? Well, for a start, I did make a lovely card using digital stamps Wryn Snail Mail and Fairy Fae House from my favourite Tiddly Ink Stamps!
I thought I'd better post it so she'll have it at least on Tuesday but, what happened? She turned up this afternoon with her fella in tow for tea and a slice of cake and I could've given her the card but............oh well! Snail mail might just have to do this time!!!

Still, we did sort some deets out for our upcoming holibob to Zante so it wasn't a wasted visit!!!

Products Used -

6 x 6" white base card
Pastel blue cardstock - Create and Craft
Embossing folder - free with Love Cardmaking (issue 1)
Spectrum Noir and Tonic Nuvo marker pens
Pc and Printer
Pierced edge circle dies - Unbranded.
Mini cloud dies - Xcut

Have a great day!

L x

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Catch up time!

Hi all!

Well. I have been so busy creating from morning til night that I just haven't had time to blog about any of my recent makes and successes!!!

I have had a new baby card requested, kind of ASAP!, as the lady who requested it couldn't find a card with the new baby's name on so she thought of me and I'm glad she did! I love making new baby cards - they're really sweet and cute!
This is it and below each photo I've listed the products I used -

White 5 x 7" base card
Pastel pink cardstock - Create and Craft
Hammered white card - Create and Craft
Digital image from Lili of The Valley - Cosy Pram
Spectrum Noir blendable pencils
Spellbinders circle and scallop dies
Ranger Distress Ink - Spun Sugar
water spritzer and paint brush
Pink ribbon and sparkly ric rac ribbon - The Ribbon Girls
Pc and printer

The second card I've made this week is for a couple who are celebrating their anniversary with my sister in law in Crete! Their annual holiday falls on the anniversary which, I guess, is just an excuse to have a few more drinks and another party on their summer holibobs!!!
I do know them and I know they have a fab sense of humour so this one is right up their street!

White 6 x 6" base card
Gus and Stella digi stamp from bugaboo stamps
Deco Time cardstock/patterns paper pad
Spectrum Noir/Tonic Nuvo marker pens
pearls and gems
Pc and printer

And Finally!
This week I've been featured as part of the Reader Tester Team in Papercraft Inspirations magazine! (issue 168).
The challenge was to make a shaped card using a choice of templates and papers provided.

I think I did ok with this "bobbin" shaped card. I added some haberdashery (just love that word!) into the make by using stamps and dies and some fussy cutting and made the whole thing into a shaker card for fun! Hope you spotted me in there!

Hope you've had a good week/weekend.
I'm off to do some shopping and I will post the new projects as soon as I'm able!

L xxx

Monday, 17 July 2017

Tiddly Inks Fab Friday!

Good morning all!

Today is a very special day for me as it's my first Design Team post for Tiddly Inks!
I created a super sweet card using Wryn - Cloud 9 (She's my fave Tiddly Inker!)
Tiddly Inks have an inspirational post once a month, on a Friday, called - Fab Friday!
This Friday, 21st July, is the next one and I'm really chuffed to be featured in it!

I kept this card quite simple and even though the rainbow is brightly coloured, I made Wryn the main focal point by setting Wryn, and her cloud, just over the rainbow and breaking the colours up.

Products used - Basic 6 x 6" white card base
                          Distress Ink in Mermaid Lagoon (blue sky)
                          Unbranded pierced edge cloud die.
                          Smooth white cardstock.
                          Free rainbow stamp from Creative Stamping magazine
                          Spectrum Noir and tonic Nuvo marker pens
                          Blue sequins (from a selection at The Range)

Hope you like her and, if you'd like to have this image in your stash, pop over to the Tiddly Inks store where you can purchase it and download to your pooter straightaway!

Have fun colouring and creating :)

L xxx