Saturday 31 December 2011

Last sugar candy of the year

Click on the link to join in x

Saturday 17 December 2011

Stamp and Create reminder

There is a Holiday Rewards Special -

All orders of $25 or more from Dec 12 - Jan 2nd will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Gift Certificate.

Each week there will be a different winner for the orders placed that week.

There is also upto 50% off some stamps, ideal for the extra little stocking fillers you may have to get.

Thursday 15 December 2011


They don't fit any challenges unless you know of any then please tell me lol. The boys teachers presents.

Sorry I have not visited etc recently we have had a breavement in the family, thank you for all the messages of support. I wish you all a merry christmas xxxx

Monday 12 December 2011

Stamp and Create spotlight 2

I have also made this card for the stamp and create spotlight, using Ice Tilda. The papers are Echo Park Times and Seasons, which have been distressed. The seam binding has been tied using the bow easy and stickles and liquid pearls added to the magnolia spruce die. Fun flock has been added to the muff and earmuffs.

challenges -
stamping for the weekend - xmas
sketch saturday
totally gorjuss - let it snow
just magnolia - white xmas
simon says - photo inspiration

Stamp and create spotlight 1

Fo my stamp and creaate Christmas stamp Spotlight I have used Holly Tilda, and mounted her onto Kaisercraft Velvet Ensemble papers which are fantastic to use for Christmas due to the richness of the colours, have been distressed and then edges in stickles. The little tree is a magnolai die called spruce. It is currently out of stock but there are lots of other magnolia dies available. I have added fun flock in cotton white and liquid pearls to the boughs, I love this effect.

Challenges -
Stamping for the weekend = xmas
totally gorjuss - let it snow
just magnolia - white xmas

Wednesday 7 December 2011

Snowflake in green and gold

Firstly thank you to all my dt members whom are picking up my commenting etc due to having a family situation going on here.
This card has been sitting on my desk for over a week now so I thought I had better, photograph it and pop it on here - I will do a catch up of advent at the end of this post.

challenges -
papertake weekly - anything goes with a dangling bit - the charm
crafts and me - snow/snowflakes
sugar bowl - sketch
simon says - photo inspiration

advent -
day 5
aha hunting high and low

day 6
cyndi lauper - i drove all night

day 7
wonderstuff goldern green (memories of school lol)

Monday 5 December 2011

Stamp and create product spotlight and challenge - vintage and bow easy

I have used Cinderella by Whiff of joy, which has been matched perfectly with these stunning papers by Echo Park called Victoria Gardens. The ribbons have been tied using the fabulous bow easy.  The gorgeous embroidered flower lace has been painted using distressed inks before being added.

challenges -
sketch saturday
charisma - spots (on the ribbon)
simon says - anything goes
whiff of joy - pins and lace
crafts and me - pearls and swirls (swirls on the paper)

Sunday 4 December 2011

Advent day 4 -

I think this maybe a midland song

hugs Vickyimage - papers - other embellishments -

Saturday 3 December 2011

day three of advent in songs

Advent day two song

please feel free join in and let me know your song links x

hugs Vickyimage - papers - other embellishments -

advent day one song

welcome to advent ins ongs - sorry these are a bit late due to being ill x

sugar nellie candy


click on the banner for the candy link x

Friday 2 December 2011

candy winner

random org choose number 17 which is Vicky, can you please contact me with your postage details and which stamp you would like that ismagnolia from stamp and create so that I can let the fabulous Lacey know.

Sorry no cards all week from me full of a really horrid cold and not been able to do anything for over a week now.

Wednesday 30 November 2011

My birthday Candy

Yep it is my birthday this month and Lacey is kindly sponsoring my candy. If you would liek to win, please leave your details below on the link and mention it on your blog either in the side panel, or on a post (link the post back please, anyone not linking back will be deleted), and I would like you to follow my blog, but only if you like my work.
It closes on the 30th November.

Friday 25 November 2011

Christmas tilda - totally papercrafts

The theme on totally papercrafts this week is Christmas, gosh I am so behind with everything at present. I am busy getting ready to take a test and my brain is frazzelled. It didn't help having 3.5 hrs sleep last night due to poorly boys so I didn't manage to get commenting done and very few blog visits. I hope you like the card - hugs xxx

I also have won this
for my stamp and create no lines tilda

Thursday 24 November 2011

Thank you

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my US friends!
Stamp and Create is having a Thanksgiving Sale. 15% off your whole order using discount code thanksgiving (all lower case, all one word). The sale runs through Sunday

I have made this thank you card using the silver fairy from wee ones (currently out of stock) and chapter one paper by Kaisercraft, I have kept it very simple and flat to avoid large postage costs. It is also my last dt card for paperplay. Thank you so much for having me as a guest.

Tuesday 22 November 2011

Sorry there have been no cards for a few days I have been busy spending time with my family and doing DT work, look forward to lots of christmas cards being shown over the next few weeks, so many you will get bored!

Friday 18 November 2011

Totally papercrafts - black and white

This week at totally papercrafts the theme is black and white. I have used this gorgeous lili of the valley image (which was a birthday present off the lovely Jacqui) for a friends thank you card whom loves anything japanese whom brought me lots of pampering l'occitaine stuff for my birthday. The papers are kaisercraft from chapter one and lush, the ribbon is ribbon girl as is the button and the flowers are of course woc, I have distressed the papers to give them some definition.

as it is my birthday today make sure you enter my candy xxxx

challenges -
simon says thanks

I would also like to say thank you to Lols for a gorgeous HM stamp which you will get to see on a creation this week and my tream mate Caroline for a lovely birthday card.

Thursday 17 November 2011

Not square - tilda side step - paperplay gdt

It is my third week gdt on paperplay, unfortunately my camera broke last week and i had to get a new one so I was unable to join in last week. The theme is not a square card so I have made this side stepped card using, halo tilda, holly tilda and glittering tilda all available at stamp and create as is the paper which is echo park, times and seasons.

challenges -
papertake weekly - not just a card

Wednesday 16 November 2011

Special sale news - today only

for one day only at
enter code "old" (all lowercase) for 15% off everything
to celebrate Lacey turning 40 xxxxx

Tuesday 15 November 2011

ABC Dazzle

This week the theme on ABC is Dazzle, we would love to see Dazzling creations.

Shopping list
Halo Tilda from Stamp and Create
echopark seasons greetings from stamp and create
kaisercraft gold pearls
gold glimmermist
flowers - woc
ribbon - ribbon girl

nb my candy is still open

Friday 11 November 2011

Totally Papercrafts - Victorian

Morning, just been to a lovely rememerance service at school. Truely inspiring how the children have interpreted it.

Anyway this week on Totally Papercrafts the theme is Victorian which I choose, hardly surprising if you know my style of cards!

Shopping list
My minds eye - lost and found christmas now available at Stamp and Create
Noel stocking - sarah Kay
ribbon and lace - ribbon girl
flowers - wild orchard crafts
pin and charm - ribbon girl

Secret crafter - flowers, lace and ribbon
papertake weekly - christmas

PS my candy is still open at the top of the blog x

Thursday 10 November 2011


Incase you are wondering where any cards are my camera is broken, I am hopefully getting a replacement delievered today, Sorry to all my DT committments that I have not been able to forfill.

V x

ps my candy is still open, not much uptake so someone will be happy remember it is free postage too.

Friday 4 November 2011

Totally Papercrafts - Stitch it

Hiya, crisp morning here where at totally papercrafts we want to see stitching on your cards.
I have used this Tilda image which I think is holly Tilda I could be wrong as it was a rak of Jayne. The paper is Basic Grey Indie bloom but doesn't it work well as Christmas Paper?


Thursday 3 November 2011

Paperplay GDT - Buttons

I was honoured to be asked to guest on Paperplay this week. The theme is buttons and this is the card I created for it, coloured in copics and faux stitched.


papers - bo bunny timepiece
irredicent gold glimemr mist
lace from the ribbon girl
ribbon is from stash
button fromt he ribbon girl
flowers from wild orchard crafts


Cathy has Charlotte from Sugar Nellie as part of her candy, click here.

Wednesday 2 November 2011


I don't play every week in WOYWW as I don't want to bore people and I can't afford to buy new stash each week. Ok my desk today, see my coffee and jam jars at the back I am trying to coordinate my stash into colours of ribbons and embellishments to make them easier to find than all mixed up. I am writting on each of the jars where I got them from so for example all ribbon girl embellishments are in one pot to make it easier when I write my posts up. See the note pads, the left is my challenge not pad that I jot down challenges on and the right is my list of stuff I write down as i do each card, I gave up doing copic numbers ages ago as I use so many! The picture on the wall is me by my youngest son which I love and of course a cup of tea on my favourite mug, Marie from the disney shop (Marie was my mothers name, so it is very special to me).
Hope everyone is well. I have comment moderation on so I can make sure I visit everyone back.
Remember the candy available at Stamp and Create - link further down on my blog.

Tuesday 1 November 2011

ABC C is for......

We are sponsored by the fantastic Lacey at Stamp and Create and the theme is Crochert flowers.

image - tilda - rak so I don't know th ename
paper - bo bunny - love bandit - tweethear and strawberry double dot
flowers - crochet rak and the others are woc.
lace - ribbon girl.

Monday 31 October 2011

Massive sale and Discount at Stamp and Create - look here one day only.

The new candy for this week at Stamp and Create is:

The candy end Sunday, Nov 6th at 7pm EST

**In order to enter the candy, you must post the Stamp and Create Store's banner in the sidebar of your blog and link it to

Enter the candy on the store blog.

Today Stamp and Create are hosting a One-Day Only Halloween Sale!!
Receive 10% off your whole order when you used discount code spooky (all lowercase)!

There are tons of stamps currently on sale for 25-50% off! This discount gives you an ADDITIONAL 10% off already reduced items!! But it's only for today!
The sale ends at midnight EST.

My card is half finished due to horrendous ear ache that means I am unable to bend down as it hurts too much to do anything at the moment. But the rest of the design team have create fantastic products.

Friday 28 October 2011

Totally papercrafts - Glitter

Sore throat, earache and stiff neck here so just a list I am afraid.

image  tilda rak so I don't know name
background stamp - lotv
swirl - ek success
flowers - woc
stickles - stardust
pearl glimmermist
paper - prima

challenges -

Thursday 27 October 2011

faber castell polychromos pencils - question

Does anyone use them or can recommend a starting package, or colours needed if brought individually, thanks

Monday 24 October 2011

Stamp and Create Product Spotlight 2 - Halloween

Isn't she cute her name is Witchypoo and she is from Kraftin Kimmie. Papers are basic grey Indian Summer.

Witchypoo - Kraftin' KimmieIndian Summer 6x6 - Basic Grey


Halloween - Stamp and Create spotlight- card 1

This is one of two card that I have made for this weeks product spotlight on Stamp and Create.
I have used Twilight Halloween by Sweetpea and cloured her in copics. I have kept it very simple as the image is very large, just ribbon and stickles for the moon. The papers are basic grey Indian Summer. Click ont he below photo to take you to the Stamp and Create store.

Challenges -

Friday 21 October 2011

Off to see the wizard

This was Henry's birthday card - I don't like fussy cards for boys. Wizard of Oz is one of his favourite books and films and so I had to get this set of papers and stamps, coloured in copics, entered into Simon Says this week x

Layer on Layer - Totally papercrafts

A simple layered up house mouse card, I have tried to keep it cas as the image is too pretty to hide.

challenges -

Monday 17 October 2011

Stamp and Create Summer - whiff of joy - musing melinda

A very quick post today as I am not feeling 100% and have no voice.

This is my card for Stamp and Create this week where there is a massive 25% off all stamps int he summer category. I used musing melinda from whiff of joy to make my card, there is also a project on the go but you will have to wait till later in the week for that.

Main items used
Musing Melinda - WOJ *New* Oxford Paper Pad 6"X6" - Basic Grey

Friday 14 October 2011

Totally Papercrafts - Accetate

To say I hate accetate is an understatement! I first tried stamping and heat embossing it and then the copics would not take - grr so I ended up using it as a window. The papers are an old basic grey pad called porcelin which I wish they still made. The image is one of my favourite magnolia's coloured in copics.
I hope you will join us this week where the prize is 4 images from Meljens.


Saturday 8 October 2011

Sarah Kay - Heidi and Lulu strike a pose - Special really great price at Stamp and Create this weekend

Hello a nice saturday afternnon here, One little man watching tv, the other playing trains in his room, and DH in bed with a migrane so I made a quick card.
This image is only £4.23 at the moment at Stamp and Create in their massive 25% off Stampavie (selected items) which finishes this weekend. An absolute bargin and they have in stall the new wee ones (these are selling very quickly)

items used
Heidi and Lulu strike a pose - Sarah Kay Origins 12x12 Collections Pack - Basic Grey


Friday 7 October 2011

Totally Papercrafts - Animals

Hiya, yuck how horrid it is out there compared to last week. This week on Totally Papercrafts the theme is Animals and I have made a collection on house mouse simple christmas cards. Please feel free to enter as the prize is 2 lili of the valley stamps of your choice.

The image has been coloured in distressed inks and the paper is Basic Grey fruitcake. I just have a few odd 12x12 sheets of this left now :( The ribbon is from the ribbon girl.

challenges -
ABC Xmas - T is for tiny - 4 small cards
House mouse monday - christmas sparkle
Basic grey - nursery rhymes fairy tales - does the night before xmas count?
ribbon girl - jingle all the way to xmas - the ribbon is from their cream pack.

Wednesday 5 October 2011

Time for coffee?and WOYWW

Good morning, I feel like  am drowning n chores here but taking 5 minutes out to share this little card with you.  I think people think all we Mum's do when the little ones are at nursery are sit around drinking coffee! So this image is just perfect.

Main items used
  Basic Grey - Pyrus 6x6 
also stickles and flowers from WOC and martha stewart floral leave punch.



WOYWW 122 I do try and join in when I am able. Ok you can see my brown pens and autumn papers and images coloured in, a sneak of new sugar nellie rubber in the bottom left corner, a cup of coffee otherwise clutter, need to tidy up really! The box at the back left is full of xmas papers I am trying to do a xmas card every 3rd card before I have the mad rush.