Saturday, 31 May 2014

Life Doesn't Have To Be Perfect... Sketch Saturday #312

Morning Sketchers.. Today is my last challenge at Sketch Saturday and I thought I would go out with a bang whilst we celebrate 6... yes 6 years of the challenge.  We have a fabulous blog hop and some amazing guests.

It's an anything goes week and I have used sketch #305 which is one of my favourites!!
Here is my card for this week using this sketch..

Now for the blog hop... here is the order so make sure you start over at Sketch Saturday and work your way along.. there are some prizes along the way...

That's me signing off..

Enjoy Your Day!

Morning LIMettes.. It's time for another challenge at Less Is More and this week it's a lucky dip and we want to see you use more than one different stamp.  Here is my card...

I used the diagonal stripes from Clearly Besotted and finished it off with a sentiment also from Clearly Besotted.  It's embossed in silver EB and then I've added some liquid pearls.

I'll be back shortly with my last ever post for Sketch Saturday as they celebrate 6 years of sketches!

Have a great Saturday and if you are at the show in Bolton today make sure you say hi!!

Monday, 26 May 2014

You Make Me Smile

Morning... really quick post for you today with a little card I made whilst at the LOTV 10th birthday party a couple of weeks ago.... I went a bit crazy on the colour combo and the photo is dreadful!! Maybe I need to sort these out today and find a location that works for me!

That's all from me for today... Sorry it's such a short post!

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Flowers For You!

Morning... I have a little card I made for an order for you today.. I love these Simon Says Stamp family dies... they are perfect and quick to use for some fabulous personalised cards for your loved ones!!

I'm going to spend the day sorting out my photo area and I cannot seem to get a decent picture at the moment and need to move the set up to somewhere with some natural light instead of the box room I currently have it in.... as well as room to put the tripod back up!

Hope you have a great Sunday

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Hello Ladybirds!!

Morning.. remember me?  yes I'm back after taking an emergency hiatus from the blog world and from crafting to get some stuff that I had to do done without any distraction.  The good news is that my mojo is revitalised and I love the card I have made this week even if the photo isn't great!! I've loads to tell you but most of it is really boring and can wait... although I did have a date last night lol!!!........

Right enough waffling, there is a new challenge at Less Is More this week and this weeks an easy one.  We want to see you use die cuts on your card somewhere.... Here is my card for this week using this super cute ladybird die from Elizabeth Craft Designs... thanks Chrissie for making me have to buy it!!!

Card Recipe:
Dies: Lady Bugs from Elizabeth Craft Designs, Hello word die from Clearly Besotted
Stamps: Geometric Style II from Clearly Besotted
Enamel Accents

CAS(e) This Sketch: #77

Right that's all from me for today.. I'm off to Rachel's this afternoon for some serious crafting of all types esp a little jewellery making.... Have a great Saturday!!

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Love Blossoms

Morning LIMettes... well what a week I have had.. but I explain more another time... This week we have a theme card for you... Flowers.  As the new CBS stamps and dies arrived on my doorstop this week I could not resist using these for the challenge.  Here is my card for this week...

I also thought I would enter in into this months CSB challenge:

Clearly Besotted #11

I got a new laptop finally last week... I hate windows 8... it's just not easy to find anything at all!!

That's all from me.. I'll be back later on with some Stampin Up stash I have decided to sell following on from my Shop This Stash challenge!

Have a great Saturday!

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Happy Days

Morning... I have another card from Saturday for you today... and something a little different... just to show that clean and simple cards don't always have to look the same... I have used an image from the Summer Bears companion set! This set is just so cute.... Fleur also had a box of ribbon girl goodies so I used some of this fabulous burlap ribbon!!

Card Recipe:
Image & Sentiment: Summer Bears Companion set
Polaroid Frame: Sizzix
Burlap and Twine: The Ribbon Girl

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

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Patchwork Promises

Morning... I am back today because I forgot I have the cards I made on Saturday at the open day to show you!!  This one was made using the gorgeous Promises Paper Pad from LOTV!! I love the colour combo on this paper!.

I simply cut 2.5cm squares (or inchies) and glued them onto the a piece of card running the sewing machine over all of them!  
I really love how it turned out... and proof you can use these fabulous papers for CAS cards!!

Card Recipe:
From LOTV: Promises 8x8 paper pad, Tag Sentiments
From Ribbon Girl: Bakers Twine

I'll be back with another card from Saturday tomorrow...

Monday, 12 May 2014

You're Wonderful....

Morning... I've finally managed to chill out last night after an amazing weekend with the Lili Of The Valley team and family around yesterday.

I decided in my wisdom to sign up to do Race For Life last night... It's been 7 years since I did any serious running but I felt like I needed to have something to aim for would help me get back to reasonable fitness levels after about 5 months away from the gym etc... Plus it's for a good cause!

My card today is a really quick and I used the fabulous "Wonderful" die from Clearly Whimsy's April release.  I just love this font and it cuts beautifully!!

Card Recipe:
DSP: Stampin Up
Sentiment Die: Whimsy Stamps Wonderful Word Die
Sentiment: Clearly Besotted
Candy Dots from Stampin Up

I'm not sure when this week I'll have time to do any card making... very busy week ahead but hopefully I'll see you soon....

Have a great Monday!

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Birthday Wishes...

Morning... what a fantastic day yesterday was.. it was great to see blogging friends from all over as well as spend the day with the DT and everyone at LOTV....  I'm back home now after the celebrations but thought I would share this cutie with you.... Distinctively my style of card making!!

Card Recipe:
Image: Fairy Thistledown LOTV
Sentiment: LOTV
Coloured with Stampin Up Re-Inkers
Twine: Stampin Up

I'm off to a christening today and then family around for dinner later...  Have a great Sunday!

Saturday, 10 May 2014


Morning LIMettes... It's One Layer week over at Less Is More and this week we want to see Thank You!

I got a bit giddy with my card this week and can't say I'm vaguely happy with the final outcome but I ran out of time .... I used the fab heidi swapp color shine in silver onto water colour card base and then embossed the sentiment from LOTV in melon mambo embossing powder over the top.... I need to remember next time to get further away with the spray :-)

 I'm off to Leeds for the great LOTV 10th birthday celebrations so do say hi!

Hope you all have a great day....

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Put Your Feet Up.. And Join In With The LOTV Blog Hop!

Morning.... Today we have another Lili of the Valley blog hop and today we’re celebrating the launch of the sweet Birthday Fairies. There are 10 adorable new stamps in the set and they will be available to buy on the website from 10am on Saturday 10th May. 

The shop in Leeds is open that day for the Birthday celebrations, there will be lots going on and we have design team members from all over the world coming along. There will be more new products, demonstrations and special offers  ….we’re all very excited about it and it should be a really great day

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;
We have 2 full sets of the new stamps to give away, 2 lucky winners will each get all 10 new designs

For my card I used the gorgeous Waterlily.. This has to be my favourite fairy from the whole release....

She is coloured in using Stampin Up re-inkers and finished off with a sentiment from the postmark set!
From here you need to visit Kathy and 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 Saturday morning 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!

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Owl Charming

Morning... The card making mojo is still hiatus so I thought I would do something a little different yesterday... My mum loves owls so I thought I would make her a bag charm... In the end I made four of them... these are just a couple....

If anyone would like me to make one for them they are about £7 each + postage..... Just flick us an email :-)

Hope you have a great Tuesday....

Monday, 5 May 2014

Birthday Cobwebs..

Morning... I'm late on the Sneak Peeks this month over at Lili Of The Valley but I finally have one to share... This has to be one of the best releases ever and I really hope you can join us at the 10th Birthday Celebrations in Leeds on Saturday (10th May!!) I'll be there with lots of the design team from all over the world!!

This little cutie is "Cobweb" and I just love her!!

Card Recipe:
Image: Cobweb - LOTV
Sentiment: Stampin Up Remembering Your Birthday
Coloured with Stampin Up Re-Inkers
Wink Of Stella in clear

I'm hoping to catch up of some crafting today and spend the day in the craft studio!! Fingers crossed my mojo is somewhere to be found!

Have a great Bank Holiday Monday!!

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Three Colours Of Thanks...

Morning LIMettes,  it's another new month at Less Is More and my fabulous friend Stephanie from Clearly Besotted is sponsoring us this month...   As its the first week of the month is a colour challenge and we want to see you use 3 different colours or 3 shades of the same colour!!  Here is my card...

I even thought I would enter a couple of challenges too...
CAS colours & sketches: #72

CASe This Sketch: #74

Card Recipe:
Dies: Clearly Besotted
Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate and Daffodil Delight card stock from Stampin Up

Right that's all from me for today.. have a great Saturday!

A Little Sketchy!

Morning Sketchers.. yes I know, it's been a while but it's my week to host the sketch over at Sketch Saturday! It's a fabulous sketch this week and you may recognise it from last months Card Making & Papercraft magazine... Here it is!!!

I've used the new clearly whimsy stamps & dies from this weeks sponsor! a bit of a busy card for me but I love this paper!

I'll be back in a bit with this weeks Less Is More challenge... See you later...

Friday, 2 May 2014

Another New Home...

Morning.... I really love this little LOTV stamp and had to make a quick card for an order last night with it so I thought I would share.....

Sorry the photo is terrible... this weekend I'll be re-setting up the photo area as it's driving me mad now!!

Card Recipe:
Image: Moving Day LOTV
Sentiment: Clearly Besotted
Banner Punch from Stampin Up

That's all until tomorrow from me.... have a great Friday

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Thanks & Shop My Stash Update!!

Morning... So my Shop My Stash challenge is supposed to be over now, but as I stare into the still half full box I think I'll need to continue it on for a couple more months.... It has been interesting to see what I have and haven't used out the the stash.. and there are still a load of stamps (less dies) that have to be used...
With this in mind I will be doing a bit of a destash this month when I get chance to sort out the stamps... especially on the Stampin Up ones as the majority not used are unfortunately these... That's what happens when you get excited over the new catalogue!

In the meantime.. check out what is left on my for sale page by clicking below.... I'm open to offers if anyone would like any of these items!!
I have learned what type of products I love and don't love and will definitely be more selective on my crafty stash buying in the future... I will also not put stuff away until I've used it too!!! That was a recommendation from a lot of my followers and I loved reading all your comments on the challenge... It has def made both myself and Rachel think if nothing else!

I've done very little card making for the last 3 to 4 weeks and can't seem to find the energy or mojo for it at the moment... The list of cards I need to do just gets longer and longer... fingers crossed I will have some inspiration this weekend!

I have a little card to show you today from an order.. I will have to make a few more like this as nice and simple...

Card Recipe:
DSP: Simple Stories
Thanks Die: Simon Says Stamp
Bermuda Bay Card Stock from Stampin Up

Thanks everyone for your kind words and support... I'm getting there very slowly .... I'm sure finishing off the rest of the house renovation will keep me busy... and the good news is I'll be moving my crafty space into the Attic bedroom so I'm hoping that a change in space as well as more useful space will make all the difference! I'll keep you posted on the big move!