Friday 27 September 2013

Francesca - Glamoureyes Stamps

Hello and welcome to you today and Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by.
I'm so excited to show you a NEW design from
Sarah's designs are just fabulous 

I hope you like Francesca as much as I do 

I totally loved making such a girly girl card as the image is fabulous.
Come and join the 
Such a lovely group of crafters waiting to say Hello and whats more you will get to see Sarah's fabulous designs & super inspiration from the talented DT

Glamoureyes also has a shop online Here

Other Items Used:
Spellbinder die - Papermania papers - 8 x 8 Scalloped card - Tattered Lace rose die - Creative Expressions Ribbon - Wild Orchid Flowers - Mei Flower Pearls & Gem - Hunkydory diamond sparkles - Feather from stash. I coloured Francesca with Copic's

Im so looking forward to showing you more of  Glamoureyes by Sarah Mauchline.

Thanks so much for your lovely comments and you following me it really does mean alot to me.
Stay Safe and Happy Crafting 

Thursday 26 September 2013

Butterfly Sparkles

Hello to you and Thanks for popping by.
Hope you have been having fun.
Here is a little make from yesterday's crafty playtime, I really did have so much fun :)

For this simple make I used a Crafter's workshop stencil 

Imagination Crafts Sparkle Medium in Black Star- Pastel Green - Candy Floss - Diamond

Card stock in Black - Pink - White - Mint 
Black ribbon from my stash and Papermania black gems

It was so nice getting some of my old goodies out of the draw and creating with them.

I'd love you to pop back tomorrow evening to see another new post from me.
Stay Safe & Happy Crafting

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Wednesday 25 September 2013

Add some Colour

Thanks for dropping in.
 I hope you have been having some crafty fun.
It's been mad crazy busy for me, but i'm looking forward to a day full of craft today and then the 
North West Happy Stampers Show in PortSunlight on Saturday and meeting up with some of my crafty friends :).....

A little bit of news since my last blog post I've been so lucky to be asked to join the
 Peerless Designs DT and I look forward to sharing some inspiration with you using Sarah's fantastic designs.

I thought i'd share with you a recent card I made using a  

Saturated Canary stamp.

 Traveling Color

I adored colouring this image using my Copic's that's why I decided to make the pens look like copic's but you could really make them look like any of the other brands :)
Saturated Canary - Traveling Color
The stamp is from Donna's Kraft Kabin in Rhyl along with the Pearl Card
Other items:
Memory Box Ribbon Star's Die - Glossy Accents - Sue Wilson Embossing Folder - Papermania Black Gems - Ribbon from my stash.

So if your ever in North Wales dont't forget to pop in and say Hello at 
Donna's Kraft Kabin - Rhyl
Pier Crafts - Llandudno Pier

Thanks so much for your time today and your lovely comments it really does mean alot.
Stay Safe & Happy Crafting

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Monday 16 September 2013

Craftstyle does Christmas

Hi and welcome to another post from me today.
This post is all about the lovely new Christmas goodies from 
A super bumper pack for just £8.99 for club members
Find them on Create and Craft Here at 4pm Today
As i'm so lucky to be on the DT 
I had fun with the kit and
I got to make a few samples up for the show.

 These were all made from Craftstyle products - Toppers - Printed Card - Embossed Card 
 Blank Cards - Sentiments - Acetate - Polka Dot circles 
The Ribbon & Glitter is from my own stash.

Brilliant quality Cute Decoupage Toppers & Card

This bumper pack is brilliant as it has everything you need in it and you can make the simplest quick Christmas cards to the more elaborate cards. Perfect to craft along with the children especially when there is still a weeks school holiday in October.

Pop on over to the Craftstyle Facebook Page where you will find lots of inspiration from the rest of the team.

Thanks for popping by and you comments.
Happy Crafting 
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Just for Fun - September Challenge

Hello to you today, hope you have had a lovely weekend and managed some crafty fun.
Today's post is a little bit of DT inspiration from me to help inspire you to enter the

Stamps Used:
Wise Friend - Designed by Sam Poole 
 Clock also designed by Sam (background)
Other Items Used:
Distress Ink Pads - Gathered Twigs - Frayed Burlap - Crushed Olive - Pumice Stone - Aged Mahogany 
Also coloured using the same ink pads.
Wow Fine Clear embossing powder - Cream & Brown Card - Glossy Accents.

Such a simple card to make, to make the clock background I didnt even mount the stamp I just stamped it randomly using my hand as I didnt want a perfect image, I stamped the leaves onto cream card with the distress inks and embossed them with the clear powder and cut them out, I then stamped the twigs & sentiment and then the Owl I just adore him :)... I then coloured him using the distress inks using a water brush. Mat and layered it all up and placed the leaves with pinflair to raise them and then added glossy accents to the owls eyes.

The Challenge 
 Colours of Autumn 
Get out those lovely browns - oranges - reds and a little green
The rules are simple
Pop on over to the Just For Fun Blog for more inspiration
Only 3 entries per person No back linking you must put a link on your blog back to the challenge and if you would like to be a guest designer don't forget to add GDT to you name when you enter. 
Our DT Maria has kindly put a prize together for you.
Click HERE to be taken straight to the challenge. I look forward to seeing your entry 

Thanks so much for popping by today it really means alot.
Stay Safe and Happy Crafting

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Friday 13 September 2013

Sleeping Flower Fairy - Crimson Cloud

Yey i've got the Friday feeling :) Hope you have a fun weekend planned.
Thanks for popping by today is a DT post from me for 
This is my second sample using the 
You can find my first sample Here
This stamp set is super value at just £6.50 and you also get 5 sentiment stamps with the image.
Head on over to the Crimson Cloud Shop you will find an amazing array of crafty goodies there just waiting to join you in your craft room.

I really enjoyed a little bit of inky fun making this and using the resist technique to make the backing paper.
Items used:
Black card - Mirror card - Clear & Ebony Wow Powders - Mowed Lawn & Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink Pads - Versamark Ink Pad - Black Versafine Ink Pad - Promarkers in Gold, Pastel Green, Soft Green, Lemon, Satin, Blush - Glamourdust - Spiders web & Ladybug charm from my stash.

This really makes me smile as its so bright and cheery seeing the weather isnt that nice outside at the moment but at least there is one good thing to naff weather YEY more craft time :).

Come and say HI at the Crimson Cloud Facebook Page we would love to see you there.

Thanks for your time to today and I look forward to seeing you soon.
Stay Safe and Happy Crafting
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Thursday 12 September 2013

Be Brave - Visible Image Stamps

Hello and welcome to you today, hope you have all been having some crafty fun.

Today is a bit of a sad post from me as my DT term has come to an end for Visible Image as you all know most terms are 3 to 6 months so i've been so very lucky and it was a total honour to work with such a lovely team.
So thank you
Now onto today post this is so very close to me and seeing the 
Visible Image Blog Challenge is sentimental September so I decided I would just use sentiment stamps.

Many of you don't know I was told at the age of 25 I had breast cancer and battled several years in and out of hospital and was told I wouldn't make 30..... But guess what i'm now 40. I lost my mum to the awful disease when I was 21 she was only just 42 so Cancer research is on my top priority when it comes to fund raising also I know most people look after or know someone who is suffering or been touched by it.

The sentiments have come from the
Brillaint collection of stamps at exceptional valve for money and I can promise you they are the best quality stamps your crafty pennies will buy.

Other items used:
Black & White card - Versamark ink pad - Ebony Black WOW embossing powder - Pink ribbon & Gem from my stash.

Im sure you will agree what a perfect fund raising card this makes and October is Breast Cancer awareness month so you still have a little time to help the Charity.

Remember life is to short so enjoy every minute
Thank you so much for stopping by today your comments and following means alot to me. 
Pop back tomorrow for another post from me.

I am also so very proud to announce that I have been asked to join the DT for Peerless Designs as of today which is so very exciting and i'm looking forward to it.

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Saturday 7 September 2013

Cheremane by Glamoureyes

Hello hope you are well. This is day 6 of my blog a card a day week.
Today's post is my first DT blog post for
I've been on the team for a few weeks now and Sarah the lady behind Glamoureyes took a picture of me and turned me into a digi & clear stamp to follow.
Every time I look at it, it really makes me giggle she has made me look so skinny I wish lol.....
If your after any kind of personalized stamp head on over to the
Glamoureyes Facebook Group
or the
Glamoureyes website

Well here goes I hope it makes you smile
The people that know me know I adore hearts - ribbon - polka dots - pink and bling so ofcourse it had to have it all.

The fab thing about digi images you can print them off at any size you want, so i've coloured an A4 one for my craft room so I have a little giggle when I open the door.

Other items used:
Creative Expressions crinkle ribbon - Hobbyhouse gem swirls - orchid house flowers - This was coloured using promarkers.

Sarah has a giveaway in the Facebook Group pop along and say Hi we would love to see you there.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and your comments as its them that inspire me to keep crafting.
Stay Safe & Happy Crafting

Challenges Entered:
Digitally Sweet - Anything Goes
Five Simple Things - Anything Goes
Left of Center - Girly
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes - DT call
Wags n Whiskers Stamps - Ribbon & Bows
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with Ribbon
The Papershelter DT call
Lej Designs - Something Shiny

Friday 6 September 2013

Sleeping Flower Fairy - Crimson Cloud

Woohooo i've got that Friday feeling.
Hope your all ready for the weekend what ever you have planned.

Today's Post has me up in the clouds as its my DT inspiration for 

If you like Fairy's you will adore this stamp set 

You really do get a lot of stamps for your money this set it just £6.50 
Wow look at all those lovely sentiments.

I decided to just highlight the fairy for this inspiration, how sweet is this fairy hiding away taking a sneaking nap in the sunflower, pop back next Friday for my next inspiration from the pretty set.

Other items used.
Kanban striped card - Wow ebony embossing powder - Pink promarkers - Glamour Dust - Ribbon from my huge ribbon collection - 8x6 Blank Card - Black Card

If you would like to know how I made this come and say Hi in the 
We would also love to see your creations with Crimson Cloud products.

Go take a peek on the
There really is lots of lovely crafter goodies.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.
Stay safe & Happy Crafting.
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Thursday 5 September 2013

Hearts Entwined - Visible Image Stamps

Hello and a huge thank you for taking the time to pop by.
Its Thursday which means its DT day for me for the truly fabulous
Visible Image Stamps
Helen & Mark are really two special people and the news of their engagement inspired me to make this weeks post as the Verse i'm using was written by the Very talented Helen herself it really is so beautiful and so fitting for the occasion.
I made this just for them.

Hearts Entwined
This stunning verse is £4.50
I started distressing the wooden heart rack before heat embossing the verse onto the front, normally i'd be really worried stamping onto such a lovely item but with
Visible Image Stamps
I never have to worry as the quality of these stamps is like no other I have ever used or on the market.... They really are outstanding and you get a crisp clear image every time you use them. If you have never tried them YOU really need to and their prices suit every crafters pocket.

The reverse I used an alphabet stencil with a versamark embossing pen. To get it all lined up I put a faint pencil line to be on the safe side.
Other items used:
I used Wow fine ebony embossing powder - Versamark embossing pen - Versamark Ink Pad - Alphabet stencil.

 Visible Image Blog Challenge
Sentimental September
You must use a Visible Image Stamp
The prize is a whopping £20 worth of
Visible Image Stamps of your choice.
The Top 3 will get a super blinkie for their blogs.

I look forward to seeing your entry.

If you would like some inspiration come and join the
Visible Image Facebook Group
You will find all the talented DT their and the wonderful customers who share their fabulous creations.
Please Come and say HI.

Thank you so so much for your time it means alot.
I hope to see you back again soon.
Crafty Hugs

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Wednesday 4 September 2013

Birthday Wishes

Well hello there and welcome to day 3 
of my blog a card a day week.
Today is a little make using a 
Saturated Canary stamp called
Thank You
I think she is just so cute

The stamp and embossing folder and a few of the other ingredients were bought from
Where I do craft classes and workshops.
Other items used:
Crafters companion roses embossing folder - Spellbinders die - Memory box ribbon corner die - Lili of the valley sentiment stamp- Martha Stewart punch - Gems - Pearl Card - Glossy Accents - Ribbon.
I coloured this using promarkers.

Thanks so much for visiting today and I hope you will join me tomorrow with my DT inspiration from the fabulous
 Visible Image Stamps.

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Tuesday 3 September 2013

Snowglobe Tag

Hi and welcome 
I've got lots of makes to show you so have decided to do a post a day this week :)
Today is a touch of Christmas
I adore snow globes so this little stamp from dreamees is just perfect and at just £3 its a steal

How charmingly cute is this Tag
I also used the Christmas Owl stamp set which is where the "Its the most wonderful time of the year" and the baubles come from. They really are just so cute and brilliant value for your crafty pennies.

The To & Love from are from my crafty stash of stamps
Other items used:
Black & White card - Silver Mirror Card - Metallic silver sparkle wow powders - Polka dot ribbon & Glitter

It took me 20 minutes start to finish and so you will have a sweet card and cute tag easy peasy . I'm now going to make loads of these tags they are just perfect.
You can get more dreamees info on their Blog.

Thanks for stopping by today tomorrow I will be showing you something i've made using Saturated Canary.

Monday 2 September 2013

Crafting Musketeers - Challenge 5

Hello To You Today
I was lucky enough to be asked to 
Guest DT 
The Brand New September Challenge is
The sponsor is the lovely
Nicola Saul

Head on over to the Crafting Musketeers Blog for all the details and to see who won Challenge 4.

Here is a little inspiration from Me 
Hope you Like it.
Items Used:
Hunkydory Vintage Clocks

Such a simple card but perfect for the men in our lives.

Thanks for popping by 
Crafty Hugs 

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Sunday 1 September 2013

September Challenge - Visible Image Stamps

Wow it's the 1st of September where has the year gone.
Welcome and thanks so much for joining me today.
 A new month means a
 Brand New Challenge over at the
Visible Image Blog
Firstly though the August entries were super fab so well done everyone who entered.

September is all about
You Must Use a
Visible Image Stamp
The prize is a whopping £20 for you to spend on Visible Image Stamps and there is also Top 3 blog badges on offer to.
I'm so looking forward to seeing your entry.

So without further ado here is my little bit of inspiration for you.

Sentiment used:
For Your Special Day - £3.50

Other stamps used:
Time After Time Stamp Set £12.99

Other items used:
Kraft Card - Black & Cream Card - Tea Dye Distress Ink - Clock Charm from Stash

Visible Image Stamps will give you a crisp clear stamped image every time you use them as the quality is truly outstanding.

Why not come and join us at the
Visible Image Facebook Group
Such a perfect place for inspiration from the super Talented DT and the awesome customers
Come and say HI........
Need more inspiration head on over to the Blog to see more from the Talented DT

This really is a fab challenge as every crafter needs a sentiment and
 Visible Image Stamps has such a superb array just waiting for you on the website.

Oh wow Mark & Helen have just released some super BRAND NEW
Christmas Stamps
You really do need to go take a peek ;)
Totally Unique

Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Crafting Everyone

Challenges Entered:
Allsorts Challenge - Sentiment
Less is Moore - Use a Rubber Stamp
Card Crafters Circle - For the Boys
Cas-ual Fridays - Kraft & Text
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Sentiment
Happy Campers cc - Use a Stamp
Its All About The Vintage - Metal Embelishment
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes Birthday