Tuesday, 31 July 2012


We have a new challenge today for you at My Time to Craft and that is:

so let's see your fairies, pixies, mythical animals etc.

Recipe for my card:

Image : Wee stamps digi
Colouring Medium : Copics
Dies : Spellbinders, Marianne, Cheery Lynn & Cuttlebug
Flowers : Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment : Stamping Bella
Paper : from my stash
Extras : Lace, Pearls, Pearl Brads, Dragonfly charm, Glamour Dust

Challenges entered:

One Stitch at a Time - Use a Digi
The Crafty Pad - Things with Wings
Crafty Catz - All that Glitters
Inky Impressions - Use Dies/Punches

Sunday, 29 July 2012


The weather has changed a little here today after a week with some beautiful weather we now have a showery day with quite a breeze too but I have a card to share with you today made for Brenda's Poppies Challenge on her blog Floral Fantasies, you can make anything to do with Poppies,.  I decided to use my much neglected Poppy stamp from Crafty Individuals,  the background paper is from C M Weiland Printery Collection, I coloured it with Distress Inks Fired Brick and Barn Door after distressing the edges with a Tim Holtz tool.  I added a doily edged with the same ink and finished with a ribbon and metal corner.


The Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes

Friday, 27 July 2012

M for Men Only

Good Morning,  We had a lovely day out on Wednesday with the girls, we went to Chester had a walk around the city walls and went on the river in a pedalo, the girls really enjoyed themselves.  Now it's back to some crafting and as it's Friday the new fortnightly challenge over at Alphabet Challenge Blog begins,  for this fortnight our challenge is: 

M for Men Only

Image :  from Beccy's Place (I have used the pre-coloured one)
Papers : My Mind's Eye
Divine Baker's Twine : Wild Orchid Crafts
Extra's : Buttons,  computer generated sentiment


Crafty Creations Challenge : Buttons
Stampin' Royalty : Buttons

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Tag It

Well it's been a beautiful week up to now for the start of the school holidays, let's hope it keeps up.  Had a busy weekend as I went to the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park with my MIL, we had a good day and enjoyed all the beautiful flowers and garden displays.

This post is being scheduled as if the weather is nice today we are going for a day out with Lorna, Abbie and Emma, but I do have a card for you for the new Challenge at Fab'n'Funky.

Our Challenge this week is brought to you by the lovely Ginny and she has chosen as her theme:

No Stamped Images

For my card I chose to use tag from a sheet by Crafty Individuals
Papers : Melissa Frances - 5th Avenue
Metal Corner & Pearl Buckle : The Hobby House
Flowers : Wild Orchid
Extras : Ribbon, Pearls, Computer generated sentiment

Our Sponsor this week is the lovely:

with a prize of a £10 voucher to spend in her on-line shop

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Splish Splash

Unfortunately the sun didn't shine yesterday - it was wet - so no Sports Day for Heidi, but another scheduled post as this morning I will be attending Abbie's Leavers Service as she finishes at Primary School and goes on in September to High School and I have been warned by her that there will be tears at the service!!

A DT card to share today for our challenge at Fab'n'Funky which this week is brought to us by our lovely Wendy and she has chosen the theme of :

Make Your Own Flowers

Our sponsor this week is:
with a great prize

and the team were given a choice of lovely images to use.

Recipe for my card:

Image : by Doodle Pantry
Colouring Medium : Copics
Papers : My Mind's Eye
Flower dies : Cuttlebug
Sentiment : by Paper Cupcakes

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Make it Wet

Good Morning, Well despite the title I hope it's not wet as I have scheduled this post as hopefully I will be at Heidi's Sports Day!!!  We had a beautiful weekend, Sunday the sun shone all day and we had a BBQ with Lorna and family and sat outside until 7.30, not many days we have been able to do that this year, thought it was the start of summer but no - Monday dismal and rainy.

Well onto our challenge this week at My Time to Craft which is:

Make it Wet

Let's see your creations using water - rain, sea, pool etc.

Recipe for my card:

Image : by Saturated Canary
Colouring Medium : Copics
Paper: : Imaginisce
Flowers : Wild Orchid
Extras : Glossy Accents (on Raindrops), Ribbon, Doily
Computer generated sentiment (courtesy of a friend)

Friday, 13 July 2012

L for Lace

Good Morning, Friday once again I just don't know where the time is going at the moment, the schools finish next week and with five of my granddaughters at four different schools I have been to Sports Days, Coffee Afternoons and various other activities and still next week have another Sports Day and two leavers services as two of my granddaughters are leaving Primary Schools to go on to the same High School, but after next week I should have some spare time during the school holidays.

Well on to my card for today which is a DT card for Alphabet Challenge which this week is:

L for Lace

So why not get out all your pretty lace and join in our challenge, take a look at the challenge blog for some great projects by the Design Team.

Recipe for my Card:

Image : Saturated Canary
Colouring Medium : Copics
Papers : My Mind's Eye
Flowers : Wild Orchid
Metal Corner : The Hobby House
Extras : Lace, Sentiment

Challenges Entered:

Poodles Parlour - Use a Digi
Simon Says - Let's Get Fruity

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Life's a Beach

Good Morning to you, well it's Wednesday again so time for a new challenge at Fab'n'Funky where this week our challenge is brought to you by our teamie Anne-Marie and her chosen theme this week is:

"We're All Going on a Summer Holiday"

Our Sponsor this week is:

With a great prize of $10 to spend in their shop 

Recipe for my card:

Image : Saturated Canary - Beach Baby
Medium : Copics
Papers : Free in Making Cards
Sentiment : Paper Cupcakes
Tools : Marianne Die
Flowers : Wild Orchid
Extras : Charm, Shells, Vellum Butterfly

Hope to see you joining in our challenge this week, why not take a look at the blog and see the fabulous cards made by the design team to give you inspiration.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Sassy Cheryl's - Summer Fun
Incy Wincy - Summertime
The Crafty Pad - At the Seaside
Cardmaking Fairies - Summertime
Delicious Doodles - Summer Holidays
 Sweet & Sassy Digi's - Beach and Sand
Totally Papercrafts - Here Comes Summer

Saturday, 7 July 2012


Good Afternoon, What a gorgeous day we are having today, the sun has been shining all day and I have been sitting lazing in the garden listening to the cricket on the radio, I could do with a lot more days like this.  I have a card to share that I made yesterday when it rained non-stop from morn til night.  

Card Recipe:

Image : Peggy digi from Wee Stamps
Medium : Promarkers & Copics
Papers : Papermania
 Memory Box Dies - Fence, Flower & Leaves
Metal Corner : Hobby House
Flowers : Wild Orchid
Computer generated sentiment

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:

Crafty Catz - Spots
Our Craft Lounge - Die Cuts
The Poodles Parlour - Cute and/or Cuddly
4Crafty Chicks - Red and White
Sassy Studio Designs - Use something Metal
Bearly Mine - Ribbon and Bow
LEJ Designs - Fabulous Flowers
Sassy Cheryl - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Stars & Stripes

Good Morning and a Happy Independence Day to all our blogging friends in America, hope you all have a great day enjoying your celebrations.  We are hoping to celebrate with you with our challenge this week at Fab'n'Funky brought to us by our lovely leader JUDITH which is:

Stars and Stripes
(celebrate American Independence Day)

Our Design Team were very lucky to be able to chose an image to play with from our two Sponsors this week:

Recipe for my Card:

Image : Lil Little Lolita Lilith (Tickled Pink)
Coloured with : Copics
Papers : from my stash
Stars : Punched
Extra's : Ribbon, sentiment

The Design Team have made some beautiful projects so please take a look at the Challenge blog and see their creations which hopefully will inspire you to join in our challenge this week.

Challenges entered:

Gingerloft : Red, White and Blue
Catch the Bug : 4th July
Card Makin Mama's : Red, White and Blue
Craft Punked : American Independence Day
Our Craft Lounge : 4th July
Squiggles & Giggles - Red, White and Blue

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Raining Cats and Dogs

Good Morning,  I can't believe another two weeks have past since the last challenge on My Time to Craft but it has and we have a brand new challenge for you today:

It's Raining Cats and Dogs
we would love to see your projects made with cats and dogs featured.

For my DT card I used:

Image : Sassy Cheryl
Coloured with :  Copics
Papers : Hampstead by Papermania
Dog Charm
Sentiment : Courtesy of a blogging friend

I do hope you can find time to visit the challenge blog and check out the projects by the Design Team and maybe join in our challenge this week

Challenges entered:
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes