Thursday, 31 October 2013

Just Us Girls.... LOTV Mini Blog Hop!

Morning... It's time for another Lili Of The Valley blog hop and this time it is for the launch of the 5 gorgeous new girlie stamps that will be available from 12pm Monday 4th November!

We are doing this hop a little differently by showcasing cards all made using "Getting Ready" and we have 3 sets of the new stamps to give away over all the blogs.... Here is a list of the DT in the Hop!!

Jen - That's Me!

Here is my little card...

I've coloured her using Stampin Write Markers and simply finished off with some glitter!!

Have Fun!!!

Ps. Don’t forget to stop by the Ideas to Inspire blog tomorrow evening when you can find out who the lucky winners were of the prizes

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Under The Sea...

Morning... I'm back to playing along today at CAS(e) This Sketch after being a Guest Designer for challenge 50 and I really couldn't resist using this fabulous set for the sketch!!

CASe This Sketch: #51

Card Recipe:
Image & Sentiment: Half Pint Heros from Waltzing Mouse Stamps
DP: Stampin Up

That's all from me for today... Have a great Wednesday

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Butterfly Wishes... Seize The Sketch #7

Morning.  It's my turn to do the sketch over at Seize The Sketch and this week we have a fabulous guest and sponsor!!  Here is the sketch...

The fabulous Mona Pendleton from My Favorite Things is sponsoring Seize the Sketch #7 and provided the team with her beautiful stamps and dies. She is also providing a prize for our winner of Sketch #7. 

Mona is offering the winner of Sketch #7 this awesome prize! Thank you, Mona!

Here is my card using one of Mona's fabulous sets of Stamps and Dies...

Hope you can join in with us this week...

Monday, 28 October 2013

Getting Ready

Morning... I have another little LOTV card for you today using another of the new girls out next Monday! This one is Getting Ready!

I've coloured her in with Stampin Write markers and simply added a bit of sparkle... 

Card Recipe:
Image: Getting Ready LOTV
Sentiment: LOTV
Twine & Button: Stampin Up
Dotty paper: Stampin Up

Sorry in a rush much to do and so little time :-)

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Presents? For Me?

Morning... I thought I would share a LOTV card with you today that I made a couple of weeks ago and completely forgot to blog ... I am so not with it at the moment and hoping that my holiday in a coupe of weeks gets me back on track.  This gorgeous girl is "So Many Presents" and will be available next week ...

She is simply coloured in using my Stampin Write markers and  then mounted onto dotty paper... yes I know I am obsessed with it completely!!

I'm hoping to catch up with the world today at some point... Good thing about the bad weather is that I can hide in my craft studio all day !!

Have a great Sunday!

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Double Take On Chistmas

Morning LImettes and Sketchers... Bit of a combo this morning as I really am on the last minute for everything this week... It's been one of those where I need longer days so I just have one card for you today combining Less Is More Recipe challenge of "String Or Twine" and this CAS sketch from Sketch Saturday!!
Here is my sketch this week...
And my little card!!

I've used some dotty card from Anna Marie for my card base... I love spotty card and then after using the curved edge die from Simon Says Stamp I have wrapped the crumb cake card stock with red twine from the ribbon girl.  It's finished off with a sentiment from LOTV and some cheery lynn holly leaves.

I'm hoping this week will be a lot less chaotic and I'll have some crafting time 

Sorry I've not been around much this week but Lizy is around later for some crafting!

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Spot The Birthday!

Morning... Just! Sorry forgot to set this to post this morning but here goes anyhow!!

I used some fabulous goodies from Simon Says Stamp for this card as well as some delicious duck egg blue spotty card from Anna Marie designs... Hope you like it!!

Card Recipe:
Curved Edge Die from Simon Says Stamps
Happy Stamps and Dies from Simon Says Stamp
Gems: Hero Arts
Spotty Card from Anna Marie designs
Crumb Cake Card Stock from Stampin Up

The Happy Sentiment and the crumb cake were in the pile of bits and pieces so I'm getting through it slowly...

Have a great Tuesday

Monday, 21 October 2013

Anniversary Heart Part 2

Morning... Another card using the fabulous IO die from last week... This was my first attempt at using the die but at the time decided I wasn't sure on the red and white. I finished it off anyhow as part of my Bits and Pieces work last week and I like it now it finished!! I think this die is going to get a lot of use!!

Card Recipe:
Die: Impression Obsession (IO) Heart Of Hearts
Sentiment: Clearly Besotted

That's all from me for today... sorry a quick one...

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Abracadabra Take 2

Remember last weeks Less Is More card? Well this is the proof that I often mess up.. you just don't get to see it! I decided it would be a really good idea to put my finished card onto of an open ink pad after I had made it so this is the remake after discarding the back of the card... I love it!!!
Half of the time I don't do remakes, they just get photographed and then end up in the recycling, but I had spent so long colouring this little guy in that I thought he deserved another chance!

Card Recipe:
Image: Abracadabra from LOTV
Card Stock: Stampin Up Concorde Crush I think from a couple of in-colours ago
Twine: Stampin Up in Wisteria Wonder
Sentiment: LOTV

The Paper Players #138

I've also been upto a bit more blog design so If you want to pop over to Caroline and check it out you have the chance to win some candy if you comment here and on her post...  Here is a sneak peek of the header...

I'm off to Stamp Magic in Doncaster today since I'm in that neck of the woods :-) Have a great Sunday!

Saturday, 19 October 2013

A Tree Or Two!

Morning LIMettes... It's Saturday again and hopefully we have an easier challenge for you this week.  Its theme week at Less Is More and we want to see Trees on your cards.

Here are my creation for this week...

My first card uses a fabulous Stampin Up stampin in hero arts shadow ink and simply stitched around the edges.  The sentiment is the from the same set.  The shadow inks blend into the paper you use to give a smooth ink effect.

My second card uses tiny trees from waltzing mouse stamps.  I used the same colour shadow inks for the tree but onto crumb cake card stock. The spotty paper is from anna marie designs.

That's all from me for today...

A Very Merry Christmes... Sketch Saturday #281

Morning Skechers... Yes I know it's been along time but really needed time out from doing too much and this is where my mojo seemed to lack the most.  This is my sketch over at Sketch Saturday for this week and it's really nice to join in again!!

This card was created from bits and pieces from the pile and I just love how it turned out. Here is my card

Card Recipe:
Image: James Wrapped In Tinsel
Sentiment: Stampin Up
DP: Anna Marie Designs

See you all again soon.....

Friday, 18 October 2013

Polar Dad!

Morning.. It's another card from the bit's and pieces pile and this time I have used one of my favourite Christmas Images from LOTV and the baja breeze card stock peeking out at the bottom!!

Here is the card.... How cute is the little polar bear :-)

I embossed the background with a Sizzix Snowflakes and then stitched around the edges.  As the card stock below the image was not long enough I attached a scrap piece of matching card with some washi tape and then finished it off with twine and a simple sentiment.

The Ribbon Girl: October Lovely Lili - Anything Goes

Card Recipe:
Image: Polar Pair from LOTV
Stampin Write Markers
Washi Tape from Stampin Up
Twine: The Ribbon Girl
Sentiment: LOTV

That's all from me for today....


Thursday, 17 October 2013

Anniversary Hearts!! Plus CAS(e) This Sketch #50 Guest Designer

Morning.... Very exciting news today .. I'm Guest Designer over at CAS(e) This Sketch this week for Chrissy Larson for the half century challenge!! It's a fabulous sketch too!!! Here it is!!

I've used a new die I bought on Saturday at Leigh for this little card I'll add the make later lol as I can't remember!!  It's just perfect for this sketch.  The sentiment is from Stampin Up

Update: The die is from Impression Obsession and is called Heart Of Hearts.  I bought it from Oyster Stamps at the show.

That's all for today... Hope you can join in with us this week...

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Using Up The Scraps...

Morning.. On Monday night I sorted out my desk and paper trays and found a load of coloured images, half made cards and bits and pieces so last night I was very resourceful and tried to only use stash from this pile....

I ended up making 6 cards!! Not done that in such a long time but the mojo was flowing!!Here is the first one!! And there will be more to follow in the next few days!!

Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger: Apache Tears

Card Recipe:
Card Stock: Wisteria Wonder, Smoky Slate and Bermuda Bay from Stampin Up
Sentiment: Waltzing Mouse Stamps
Pool Party Embossing Powder
Chevron Border Punch from Stampin Up
Smooth Gems from Hero Arts

There  are still more cards to make from the pile but I'm planning on getting through as much of that stash as I can tonight!!!

I'm back tomorrow as a guest designer for one of my favourite challenges....  Can't wait for you to see who!!

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Deck The Halls .. Seize The Sketch #6

Morning... wow where has the last two weeks gone!!  It's tuesday which means another sketch over at Seize The Sketch and this week it's Cathy's turn to design this fabulous sketch!!

Here is my little card... Very quick and I think I'll be making some more with this sketch!!

Card Recipe:
Sentiment, Button & Designer Paper:  Stampin Up
Holly Die from Cheery Lynn

That's all from me today.. See you soon

Monday, 14 October 2013

Joyful Tidings

Morning! Wow what a busy weekend I think I need a couple more days to just catch up on life! I bought a new die on Saturday from Leigh .. Tattered Poinsettia from Tim Holtz and just had to use it!!

Freshly Made Sketches: #107

Card Recipe:
Card Stock from Stampin Up
Sentiment: Stampin Up
Tattered Poinsettia from Sizzix Tim Holtz
Glass Glitter from Stampin Up

That's it for today.. busy day at work and then loads to do tonight!!

Saturday, 12 October 2013


Morning LIMettes... it's one layer week over at Less Is More and we have a spooky and magical theme for you this week..
Witches & Wizards

Here is my little card..

Card Recipe:
Image: Abracadabra from LOTV
Copics and Flexmarkers

I'm at Sincerely Yours in Legh today so I'll catch up with you all later...