Wednesday, 17 September 2014

A VERY Special Hoppity Hop :)



Morning sweet peeps  and thanks for stopping by today – apols that I am bit late (techie stuff and it always happens when I don't need it to, grrr)..

It’s a very special post for me – see below – and also it’s time for another Lili of The Valley blog hop and today we’re celebrating the launch of the our new sweet girlie stamps

There are  8 new images including the Bonfire and Halloween images which you’ve seen already so today we are showcasing the remaining 6 and they are adorable.

Well you’d expect nothing less from us would you :))

They will be available to buy on the website from Monday but if you are coming over to the shop for the Open Day on Saturday then you will be able to get them then.

And speaking of the Open Day, there are still a few places left on the workshops if you fancy spending a couple of crafty hours with moi.
You can see all the details right here and it would be fab if you could join us.

There’s cake, crafting and a fair bit of laughter as well.

OK so for the hop,  you just need to go from one blog to another following the links, and  hopefully along the way you will pick up some ideas and inspiration for using these cute new images as well.

As always we have some hidden prizes along the way, we don’t know where they are so do be sure to visit and comment on every blog

We will let you know on the Ideas to Inspire blog on Friday evening which were the ‘lucky’ blogs and the prize winners  winners will be drawn at random from all the comments that were left on those blogs.

And talking about prizes ….

We have 2 full sets of the new stamps to give away, 2 lucky winners will each get all 8 new designs

Here's a list of all the blogs taking part, and remember that you will need to visit them all and leave a comment on each one to have the best chance of winning;

Ideas to Inspire


(that'll be me then!!)


Mary J


So what did I do then?

I made a triangle card, just for a change as I thought it echoed the image, which is the oh so sweet Annabel Camping.

The papers I used are Country Meadow – sooo pretty.

I coloured Annabel with the following Copics -

Skin – E0000, E00, E13, R00, R05
Hair – E31, E35, E35, E50
The rest – E31, E35, E39, E50. RV00, RV10, RV34, RV69, Y11, Y21, Y28, YG01, YG03, YG95


The tags are  SET 24 - Sentiment Tags – perfect for these images I think.

And there’s a bit of prettiness from The Ribbon Girl - 16mm Pink/Fuschia Saddlestitch ribbon and some Cream Tiny Ric Rac

Now before we get on with the hop, I did say that this was a special post and indeed it is, and not just because of the hop.

But also  I just realised that this is my 1000th post.

Wooohooo, who ever would have thought!!

So keep an eye out on here and I will put together a little celebration pack which I will give away to one of my followers over the next week or so.

So there’s my news and also my card – I hope you like it peeps.

From here you need to visit the  sweetness that is our  gorgeous sweet Elise but don't forget that if you get lost you can start again at the beginning and pick the links up from there.

Finally, don’t forget to stop by the Ideas to Inspire blog on Friday night when you can find out who the lucky winners were of the prizes before the stamps go on sale

Enjoy the hop everyone, good luck, and huggiest of hugs to all xxx

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Blooming Lovely Lili

Good morning  peeps and a very happy Sunday to everybody.

It’s time for another fabulous Lovely Lili challenge over at The Ribbon Girl blog and our theme is

Add Flowers

A blooming lovely challenge methinks : )

We have 2 fab prizes as well.
There’s a

and a

so hugest of thanks to The Ribbon Girl & Lili of The Valley 

If you get a sec, nip over and check out the blog – there’s some pretty darn tootin’ fab cardage to be seen : )

So …

... this is what I did – it’s a little bit different in that I didn't use any image.
But the papers are Lili of The Valley and they are the Country Meadow design – lovely and clean and fresh aren't they.

I used some beautimous goodies from The Ribbon Girl shop and they are -

38mm Parrot Green Faux Silk ribbon,

 25mm 'Amber' White Flat Polyester Fan Pattern Lace,

7mm Pale Lime No 6 Satin Ribbon,

40mm White Mulberry Daisy,

Bubble Gum Pink Small Plain Button)

Here’s a couple more close up pics ….

I got me a Tim Holtz Word Play die a while back and this is it’s first airing.
It won’t be the last I’m sure because I LOVE it.

I did the glitter pad thing again – it’s so addictive!!!



And that's the old card done.

It’s a bit of a sad day for me today because it’s 11 years today since my beloved Mum died. I cannot believe it’s been 11 years – I wonder sometimes how I have managed without her, I really do. But of course we do manage because life does and must go on.  And life is all about balance I think. In amongst the sadness, there’s been some wonderful things that have happened in my life in those last 11 years, things that I would have loved to have shared with her. First and foremost my beautiful grandchildren whom she would have adored as much as I do. And the crafty stuff as well – she would have loved it all. 

But sadly it wasn't to be.

We are off to Emma’s for lunch shortly (yayy, no cooking for me today)  and I will raise a little toast not only to my Mum but to all the mums out there as well. We do a great job if I do say so myself lol!!

Enjoy your Sunday whatever you are up to and huggiest of hugs to all xxx

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Say That Again lol!!!

Hi peeps and hope you are all OK today xx

It’s that time of the week when we catch up with the Papertake Weekly gang and this week our theme is

Repeat Repeat

and all we want you to do is to use a repeated design or words, or embellies.
Or you may have another interpretation – as always it’s up to you/

So what did I do then?

Well I went with a repeated design ie the die cut circles and also the layers in the flower.
And there’s also repeat pearls on there as well.

The papers are from LOTV Country Meadow and I just added random sized circles.
The sentiment is from the LOTV
Sentiments to Fit Scroll set – love this set.


The flower was made using Sir Tim’s tattered Florals die (I also used his Flourish and Leaf die as well ).
I used the same pattern throughout and added some of Mary’s gorgeous
White Tulle in the centre and a 14mm Acrylic Gems which I coloured.

I also used a couple of Crystal Trinket Pins.
I didn't colour these but they do colour beautifully if you needed them to match



I like how this one turned out : )


And that’s the old card done.

It’s a quickie today but if you get a sec, do nip over and check out the PTW cardage – it’s beautimous and there’s lots of different ideas for the challenge.

Till next time, have a fabby-tastic day and hugs to all xxx

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Twinkling Away :)

Good morning  peeps and a very happy Sunday to everybody.

Yes you’re right,  I haven't been on here for a good while now but I haven’t been slacking, I promise you!!
Oh no, far from it. I’ve been busy with all sorts of exciting stuff.

I’ve also got a fair few cards which I haven't blogged so I’ll try and get that done very shortly.

But on with today and it’s time for another fabulous challenge over at The Ribbon Girl blog and our theme is

Add Ribbons

and that’s it – couldn’t be easier.

We have 2 sponsors for you …

Lili of The Valley


The Ribbon Girl

If you get a sec, nip over and check out the blog – there’s some pretty darn tootin’ fab cardage to be seen : )

And …

... this is what I did.

I used and image from  LOTV Art Pad Set 33 Christmas Cuties – so handy to have – and I just cut it out and added a bit of Glossy accents to the buttons and carrot nose. Then I mounted it onto a die cut oval which I'd covered with some Up Up & Away paper, swiped with a glue pad then doused it in Glamour Dust.

You can see it a bit better here.


Now for the ribbons.

I made a bow from  25mm Black No 10 Small Check Gingham Ribbon then topped it with another made from 25mm Red Plain Sheer Ribbon. Then I put some glue onto an Aqua Small Plain Button and dunked that in the glitter, and on that went!!

I also used some Red/White Spot Lace Edge Bias Binding which you can see better on the top pic – seriously love this.
And I added three
Aqua Dewdrops cos they are so pretty and they match the papers perfectly.

And that's the old card done.

Right I’m off to get on with the next thing on the list. Enjoy your Sunday and I wont leave it quite so long next time.

Huggiest of hugs to all xxx