Saturday, 3 November 2012

"Tea for Two"

Good evening ladies

I'm getting bored at the moment keep doing Christmas Cards so I have decided to something different. Here is my card that I have entered into 2 challenges this week. Please pop over and have a look.

Products used:
Black Market Paper Society "Vintage Romance" backing paper
Brown Coredinations paper
Magnolia Tilda "Joyful Tilda" from Christmas Story 2012 coloured in with Distress Markers
Marianne Creatable Dies
Handmade Tag
Embellishment Key
Lace, Ribbon & wooden butterfly

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

"Letter to Santa"

This was a quick card to make. Using 4 colours Black, White, Pumice Stone & Red.

Hi all

Well I've been busy this week making Christmas Cards so here are some of my favourites.

"With love at Christmas"
I have used Magnolia Tilda Christmas Stamp 2012. Magnolia Tilda Backing Paper, Magnolia Tilda Die, Spellbinders dies, Doily, Embellishment & Ribbon.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Reindeer or 2 - Craftycardmakers Challenge

HoHoHo!! Here is my Reindeer card. I have used a digi stamp that I have had for years and coloured them in using Tim Holtz Distress Inks. For the backing I found some christmas paper from last year and added red ribbon, red flourish dies, a ribbon rose, red pearls in each corner and some ivy down the side to give my card some texture.

Monday, 15 October 2012

Craftycardmakers Challenge #77


Hello Ladies, Yes it's definately Autumn. Cold Mornings and the evenings are drawing in. Here is my card for this weeks Challenge at

On the above card I have tried to use Autumn colours. Browns, Greens & Reds.
Papers used:  Gingham Red from Docrafts and coredinations (Brown & Green)
Digital Stamp from Mo Mannings coloured in using Tim Holtz Distress Pens.
Brown wide ribbon for decoration.

Friday, 12 October 2012

October Challenge "Contemporary Christmas"

Hello everyone

Sure signs it getting close to Christmas. Cold and dark early evenings and Christmas stuff already in the shops. Anyway, here is my card for this months challenge at Please pop over and have a go all is welcomed.

"Contemporary Christmas"

Here is my contemporary Christmas Card for this month's Challenge.
Red Card
White Happy Christmas Ribbon
Wild Rose Studio Stamp from J&C Creations
Spellbinders Label Twenty-Three Die from J&C Creations
Marianne Design Christmas Tree Die from J&C Creations
Tim Holtz Distress Pens from J&C Creations
Red Liquid Pearl from J&C Creations

How I made the card:

1.            Red card for background and cut around the edge using a twist cutting tool.
2.            Using white card I embossed the next layer using a spotted embossing folder and
               layered it using red and white card.
3.            I wrapped across the card ribbon with "Happy Christmas" written on it.
4.            I stamped a Wild Rose Studio image onto white card and coloured it in using Tim Holtz 
               Distress Pens.
5.            Die Cutting 3 Christmas Trees and layering them up at a angle to give it a bit more
               depth and using Red liquid Pearls to give the effect that the tree is decorated.
6.            To finish off I have used a holly die flourish.

Friday, 5 October 2012

World card Making Day at J & C Creations

" Today is World Card Making Day,  to celebrate J & C Creations are running an extra challenge on the J & C Creations Designs to Inspire Blog, they are offering one lucky winner this  fantastic prize

To be in with a chance of winning this great prize they would like to see your cards Celebrating Friendship to find out more about the challenge pop over to the J & C Creations Designs to Inspire Blog by Clicking HERE
This is my version "Eskimo Friends"

Monday, 10 September 2012

September Challenge at J & C Creations - "Cute Christmas"

Good Evening Ladies

Here is my card for J & C Creations Challenge - "Cute Christmas".

I have used various techniques such as Distressing around the edges, Die-cutting, stamping and colouring the Wild Rose Stamp using Distress Ink Pens.

Products are:
Wild Rose Studio Stamp - J & C Creations
Wild Rose Christmas Backing Paper - J & C Creations
Penny Black Christmas Sentiment Stamp - J & C Creations
Tim Holtz Alterations Mini Tattered Leaves Set - J & C Creations
Liquid Pearls "Rouge" - J & C Creations
Distress Marker Pens - J & C Creations
Crystal Stickles - J & C Creations
Spellbinders Holly Flourish & Snow Die

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Winged Things

Good evening Ladies.

Here is my creation today for the "Crafty Cardmakers Challenge - Winged Things".

To create this 8" x 8" card I have used:
Backing paper from Card Creations and I have distressed around the edges.
Top backing backing paper is by Magnolia Tilda also distressed around the edges.
Tim Holtz die cut leaves distressed around the edge using tattered rose.
Magnolia paper doily
Spellbinders die cut label
Magnolia Tilda Butterfly Wishes coloured using Tim Holtz distress pens
The card has been scattered with punched out butterflies and coloured with glitter glue.
I have used paper flowers from Wild Orchid.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Summer Time

Good afternoon everyone

So what has happened to our Summer !! Here is my version of summer in the garden. I have entered my card into the following challenges.

So here is Tilda in the Garden ready to do some work.
I have coloured her in using Tim Holtz Distress Pens from J & C Creations.
The backing papers are from my backing paper collection.
Magnolia Tilda round Doily.
Small spade charm and ribbon from The Ribbon Girls.
Die cut leaves, flowers and butterfly.

Sunday, 26 August 2012

"Having a Sunny Day" Postcard

Good afternoon all

One of the card challenges I am entering today is "By the Seaside". This challenge is to make a postcard with a sea and beach incorporated into the card so here is my postcard to you all.
If you would like to enter please go to
I have also entered my postcard in

I have used Magnolia Stamps for my postcard. The background is Sun, Sea & Sand and I have used Ewin & Tilda as extra toppers who are having a good time.
The postcard measures Approx 6" x 4".
I have distressed around the edges and coloured the whole image with promarkers.
I wish I could be where they are !!!!

Sunday, 19 August 2012


Afternoon Ladies

Today I am entering into 2 card Magnolia Challenges for which you can enter

Here are the products used:
Backing paper from cardstock distressed around the edges
Oval Spellbinders Die distressed around the edge
Magnolia Stamp "Tilda with Peanut" from the Turning Leaves Collection
Doohickey Tag Die
Various Embellishments

Sunday, 12 August 2012


Hello Again.

Here I have decorated 2 items for something abit different.

Sewing Box

NotePad Holder


Afternoon Ladies
Today I have decorated a Scrapbook cover. I managed to buy a cheap scrapbook from a car boot but I did not like the cover so I have decided to give it a bit of a face lift!!! I have also entered this into 2 challenges this week and they are:

Products used:
Maja Designs Papers
Tim Holts Clock Die
Lace, Ribbon & paper flowers
Mo Manning "Fairies" Digital Stamp

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Totally Tilda DT Call

This is my creation for the Totally Tilda DT Call. My card is for all the mum's and dad's out there who have just had a baby. How exciting would it be to become a DT for Totally Tilda. Here is their blog if you would like to enter :

"Congratulations Mum's & Dad's"

Products used:
White Flower Embossed Card
Pink/Turquoise patterned card
Ribbon, Pins, Pearls, Doily
Doohickey Heart Tag Die & Tag die
Magnolia Tilda Stamp (coloured using promarkers)
Distress Inks

J & C Creations - August Challenge

Good Afternoon Ladies,

I have decided to make something different for J & C Creations - August Challenge. I have made a Door Plaque or Wall Hang. The theme is under the sea using Tim Holtz products all bought from

Tim Holts Distress Inks (Faded Jeans) from J & C Creations
Tim Holtz Alterations Die (Distressed Doily) from J & C Creations
White Card
Sea Shells from Mablethorpe Beach
Magnolia Tilda Stamps

Monday, 30 July 2012

DP2 Challenge - In the Doghouse

Evening Ladies
I think at last Summer is here !! It has been a while since my last card but the garden is calling out to me. Here is my card for the DP2 Challenge - In the Doghouse

Products used:
Mo Manning Digital Stamp
Backing Paper from Craft Stock
Postcard & Special Day Stamp from lily of the valley
Magnolia Tilda Cloud Die
Ribbon & Pearls

Monday, 23 July 2012


Hello Ladies
Here is my card that I have for 2 challenges this week and they are:

How cute is she !! My little girl and bear are from Mo Manning and I have coloured her in using promarkers and used distress ink around the edge. I have also used various ribbons and embellishments.
Hope you like !!

Pretty Princess

Hello Ladies
Here is my card for this weeks Magnolia Down Under "Fun with Paper Doilies"

This is an Easel Card made using Magnolia Tilda Paper
Princess & Castle Stamp (Coloured in using promarkers)
and various embellishments

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Happy Couple

Afternoon Ladies
As it is coming up for the wedding season I have decorated a bag for the Happy Couple.
I have also entered this bag into the following challenges:

I have used various techniques to give this bag Dimension.
2 types of backing paper from stock (Colour Cream and Pink)
Distressed around the edges using Tattered Rose
Die cut 2 type of swirls for each corner
Cream Lace
Added 2 metal hearts and flowers

The topper I have used is from Mo Manning and coloured in using promarkers.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Stampalot Challenge - Crafty Passion

Here is my Crafty Passion !!! I enjoy decorating different things such as cards, bags & scrapbooks.  Here is my CRAFTY PASSION for Stampalots Challenge

Products used:

3 Various Tan Coloured backing paper
Brown Ribbon
Doohickey Heart Tag Die
Tim Holtz Clock
Hand Made Bunting
Brown Pearls
Topper: Digital Stamp from Mo Manning 

Bless You !!

Morning Ladies.
Yet again it's another grey day. I hope we get some summer this year. Here I have made a Tissue Box using J & C Creations products. Click here to be directed to their shop

Products used:
Tissue Box Template (Kit) - J & C Creations
Spellbinders Floral Ovals - J & C Creations
Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Rectangles - J & C Creations
Tim Holtz Distress Ink (tattered rose) - J & C Creations
Pearl Gems - J & C Creations
Magnolia Tilda Stamps
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Wild Orchid Challenge - "Punch It Out"

Wild Orchid Challenge - "Punch it out"

If you would like to enter this challenge please go to

Afternoon Ladies, Since my last post the sun has appeared and it has got really hot. That's the British weather for you !!! I have been going mad on decorating paper bags. Here is another one.

Backing Paper from Craft Stock
Die Cut: Tim Holtz Sizzix Die "On the Edge - Distressed Doily from J & C Creations
Topper: Mo Manning Digi Stamp
Embellishments: Pearls, Hat Pins & Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

DP2 - Straight from the Heart

DP2 Challenge "Straight from the Heart"

You can enter this challenge by clicking on

Good afternoon Ladies. Love is all around us today. Here I have decorated a paper bag.
Backing paper from
Topper: Mo Manning (ragged romeo) Coloured in using Distress Pens from J & C Creations
Letters & Tag from
Dollie: Tim Holtz Alterations - On the edge from J & C Creations
Flower: Wild Orchid

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Ho Ho Ho Christmas

Ho Ho Ho Christmas
It feels like winter today!! Wet and not very warm.
For this challenge I have made a Christmas Paper Carrier Bag.
This is for Crafter's Companion Challenge. You can enter by clicking on the link

I have used different types of methods such as tearing, distressing & die cutting.
For the backing I have used 2 type of christmas paper and teared around the edge and backed it onto red card. The snow flake die cut is from the Tim Holtz sizziz On the edge range. The topper is a tilda magnolia stamp which I have coloured in using promarkers. I have also added embellishments from my craft stock.

Products used:
Magnolia Tilda Stamp
Tim Holtz Alterations - On the Edge Sizzix Die (J & C Creations)
Various Christmas Backing paper
Red & Green small buttons
Metal Holly Leaves
Plastic Christmas Tree & Snow Flake

Monday, 2 July 2012

TOMIC - Tags, Magnolia & Flowers

For this challenge I have decided instead of doing a card I have decorated a photo album.
You can enter this challenge by clicking on the following link

Material used:
Sitting Tilda Stamp
Tim Holtz Clock Die
Doohickey Heart Tag
Die cut Leaves and Flower
Melissafrances backing paper
Pearl Beads

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Penny Black Challenge - Fly the Flags

"Fly the Flags"

Hi Guys, Here is my 'Fly the Flag' card for this weeks Penny Black Challenge.
Click on this link to enter the challenge

Even though this card is plain and simple the slapstick penny black stamp says it all.

For this card I have used
Stripped backing paper (backed onto brown card)
Brown Ribbon
Brown card (then embossed)
Die cut
'Fly with me' Slapstick Penny Black Stamp
Coloured in using promarkers
The flags are homemade on my computer

Monday, 25 June 2012

ABC Challenge - R for Romance

Hi again, I'm here with another challenge I have entered. This is the ABC Challenge - R for Romance.
Your can enter this challenge by go to this link 

"Just the Two of Us"

DP2 Challenge - Masculine

Hi folks, Here is my design for the DP2 Masculine challenge.

"Boys Best Friend"
I have used the following for this designer Paper Bag.
1 Digital Stamp from Mo Mannings Shop "Buds"
2 types of backing paper
2 x Blue Card
1 paper dollie
Different shades of blue candy's
1 charm from my craft stash

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Hi everyone. While the weather is still warm and sunny it has given me some more inspiration. Below I have covered a small scrapbook and an address book. I have made these to sell at the Craft Fair at New Leake, Lincolnshire. I hope you like them.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

DP2 Challenge - At the Park

"Love in the Park"
To enter challenge please go to
I have decorated a Paper Bag for this weeks DP2 Challenge
"At the Park"

Materials I have used are:
Pale Green & patterned back card
Love heart charm
Lace Leaves & flower


Mo Manning Digital Stamp
Distress Inks
Pro Markers

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

J & C Creations - June Challenge

"Friends Forever"
This is my 3rd card for this June Challenge for J & C Creations.
The topper that I have used is "Nose to Nose" Penny Black Stamp coloured in with promarkers.
I have die cut this image using Spellbinders "Fleur De Lis Rectangles". For embellishments I have used metal corners, ribbon and a flower. For my sentiment I have used letter stickers and put onto white card and backed that with brown co-ordinating card. Items can be purchased from J & C Creations.
If you would like to enter June's Challenge at J & C Creations go to

J & C Creations - June Challenge

"On Your Special Day"
This card is ideal for any occassion. This is made using a Penny Black stamp, Lilac Backing Paper & Card, Dollie, Ribbon, Flowers and hat pins. This card was very spimply to do and I think is very plain but pretty in a way. With the two mice holding a rose this could be for any birthday/anniversary or wedding. The stamp has been coloured in with promarkers and distressed around the edges using Tim Holtz distress Inks. The products I have used have been purchased from J & C Creations.
If you would like to enter the J & C Creations challenge go to

J & C Creations - June Challenge

"Little Boy Blue"
This is a great challenge this month folks!! All of the Penny Black Stamp range from J & C Creations are all fantastic and it is very hard to choose which one is my favourite. For this card I have used "Fly Away". How cute is he!!!! I have made this 8 x 8 card by using a blue backing paper with various wording written on it and made 2 tabs down the side to look abit like a book. I have cut the stamp out with a spellbinders die cut. For the little added extras I have used candys, string and a tag with Happy Birthday stamped on it. To give the card abit more depth I have distressed all around the edge using Tim Holtz distress inks colour weathered wood. All of my toppers are coloured in using promarkers.
If you would like to enter J & C Creations Challenge please go to

Sunday, 10 June 2012

TOMIC #53 - "Anything Goes"

Happy 1st Anniversary "TOMIC"
This has given me inspiration to decorate another paper carrier bag.
I have used the colours pale green & lilac. To decorate I have used the following:
Paper Dollie and distressed around the edges in lilac
Die cut heart border
Die cut flourishes

Tilda & Edwin stamp
Coloured in using distress Inks and promarkers
To enter TOMIC #53 - Anything goes challenge click here

Saturday, 9 June 2012

DP2 Challenge - "Anything Goes"

For the DP2 Challenge I have used the little girl blowing bubbles from Mo's site.
I have not made a card but I have gone mad on decorating paper carrier bags.
All my toppers are coloured in using promarkers.
You can enter DP2 Challenge here

This is a close up of the digital stamp from Mo's shop.