Friday 21 December 2012

Monday 17 December 2012

Calla Lilly - Kraftin Kimmie


Gosh it is so close to Christmas I have hardly any time to card craft busy finishing off Christmas presents for friends and family.

I have decided to show you Calla Lilly by Kraftin Kimmie today. The bow is made using the bow easy and white silk ribbon, and held in place with a pearl pin and a butterfly charm. Little white pearls adorn the card. Stickles are added to the flowers and adore the fasinator in her hair.

Challenges -

Simon Says - what's your favourite - has to be flowers

Wednesday 12 December 2012

From the Stamp and Create Blog -
With the new year just around the corner, it's time to add a few new faces to the team!

Therefore, it's time for a

DT Call!!

Here are the details...


~ Create a card or project to post on the store's blog each Monday using products available at Stamp and Create. Some times the theme or products used will be determined based on sales, and some times you are welcome to create anything of your choice.

~ Post your project, the weekly candy, Sales, and new product information on your blogs and Facebook pages each week.

~ Comment on the Challenge entries based on a rotation.

~ Commit to a minimum of 6 months (January - June, with the option to stay longer if you choose).


~ You CAN NOT work for another competitive online store. You CAN work for other stamp companies and challenge blogs, but not another "one-stop-shop" that carries paper, ribbons, embellishments, etc.

~ You can not be active with on-line or organized image swaps (since it violates most stamp companies copyright agreements).

In exchange for your work on team:

~ You will receive at least $25 worth of supplies each month including assortments of paper, ribbon, embellishments, and stamps.

~ Discounts on personal purchases.

To apply for the DT Call:

Email me at with:

~ A link to your blog

~ A little information about you and why you want to be on the team

The call runs through New Year's Eve. I will contact you within the first week of January if you have been chosen.

Happy stamping!! (And good luck

Tuesday 11 December 2012

Noel Stocking - Sarah Kay

Gosh a card two days in a row, un heard of lately.

Noel Stocking -sarah kay
pearl pin - hobby house
Silk ribbon - stamp and create
stocking charm - stamp and create
pearl string - rak of Heather
lace - kaisercraft
cherry lynn B127 tropical flourish
roses - wild orchard crafts
pearl brad - hobby house
brown ribbon - stash
tim holtz tag - stamp and create
paper - kaisercraft tis the season - stamp and create

challenges -
Christmas card challenge - die cuts
dream Valley - Christmas
No matter which challenges - christmas
ribbon girls - christmas projects
craftymess challenge- vintage christmas
my time to craft non traditional christmas colours

Monday 10 December 2012

Tilda with ribbon heart scarf

Today I am showing you a special stamp in at Stamp and Create called Tilda with ribbon heart scarf. I have used liquid pearls to highlight the snowflakes and basic grey pearls. The tag is also by Magnolia called bloomy tag. The paper is My Minds Eye Lost and Found Christmas, and a snowflake charm finishes it off.

All Christmas Stamps are on sale this week and also incase you missed this -

From Lacey's blog.....

Friday, December 21, 2012

Card Drive for Missions Trip

This is tagged at the top until Dec 21st.
Scroll down for newer posts

The day after Christmas I will be going to Ecuador with my family and other families from my church for a Missions trip.
We will be visiting an orphanage called Casa de Fe (their facebook page is here).

Our group will include my family of 4 (2 kids; 8 and 10 years old), another family of 4 (2 kids; 8 and 10 years old), another Mom coming by herself, and another Dad with his son (12 years old). To get there, we have to drive 6 hours from Jacksonville, FL to Miami, FL, take a 4 hour flight to Quito Ecuador, then take a 4 hour bus ride to Shell Ecuador to the edge of the Jungle.

Since our group includes children, we have different goals and "jobs" that we will do compared to a "typical" missions trip that you would normally think about. We aren't building a well, or a building; we aren't physical therapists coming to treat the children and bring equipment for therapy; we aren't doctors coming to bring much-needed vaccinations; we aren't even Pastors to start up a church in the area! The good news is that this orphanage has already gone through most of that; they are already set up and established complete with their own school building and staff of teachers and caregivers.

Our "job" is to (1) bring school supplies that they need (and can't get shipped to them), and (2) to love on the kids and play with the kids! How cool is that?! Of course, we will help out with any need they have. But since this is an orphanage they don't have a "normal family" model to see and be a part of. Most of the employees of the home are women. So it's important to bring in families; specifically "dads" to show the love of Jesus.

Many of the children in the home are not "adoptable". There are many children who still have parents who love them. But since many of these children are special needs, their family's tribes do not have the medical help necessary to take care of these children. So Casa de Fe takes the children in and the families come visit as often as they can. One family travels a full week from the jungle every few months so visit their son (yes, it takes a full week for them to get to the home from their village)!!

There is a touching video on the opening page of their website that talks about the home and plans they have. This is an older video - they now have the multi-purpose building and they just opened up the school earlier this year. There is still a lot of work that is needed, but they are making wonderful progress. There are pictures and updates on their facebook page.

Ok, so I was thinking about something I can do personally to make a difference in the lives of these children. So I thought it would be a great idea to do a card drive to bring these cards to the children!!

So here's the deal:
~ Send me "Thinking of You" or "praying for you" type of cards for a child (not birthday or Christmas cards and must be a "kid" card - no adult humor or inappropriate content)

~ Include the State/Country you are from in the signature part of your card (so I can show the kids where the cards came from)
~ The cards need to arrive by Dec 24th since we are leaving on the 26th.
~ If you blog, post this card drive on your blog (or email your crafty friends if you don't blog) to share the card drive throughout the stamping world.
~ Please include an encouraging message or even your favorite bible verse!
Each card received will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to Stamp and Create!
I will bring the cards to the children and will use it as a way to teach some geography as well.
I will post the winner of the card drive after we return around the 2nd week in January.

Mail cards to:

Lacey Stephens

c/o OCF

6200-2 Lake Gray Blvd

Jacksonville, FL 32244


Monday 3 December 2012

Glittering Tilda - Magnolia

I have decided to share with you Glittering Tilda from last years Magnolia Christmas Collection.

The paper is Home for Christmas by Fancy Pants and I have added a Christmas Tree Charm, pearls by Basic Grey and stickles.

I will be back later to link it up to challenges x

Monday 26 November 2012

Winter Tilda's - Stamp and Create product spotlights

This is my first for you today.  This is Tilda with snow heart from last years Sweet Christmas Dreams collection from Magnolia. She has been coloured in copics and polychromo's. I have used Winter wishes papers from Echo Park, love the blues and purples in the pad.  I have created the snow and fur effect on the image by using liquid applique, the snowflake charm and stickles finish the effect off. The rick rack and the glittering ribbons are stash.


Fussy and Fancy - felling blue
Tilda's town - anything goes
Wags and Whiskers - christmas
Crimbo crackers - anything goes
Marvelous magnolia's - non traditional christmas colours - this is purple, blue and silver
Challenge up your life - snow
Colour me creative - non traditional christmas colours

This is my second, I have used Tilda with little rudolph from this years Magnolia A Christmas Story collection. She has be coloured in copics and polychromo's as well. The paper is This and that Christmas by Echo Park. I have kept it very simple and just added some flowers, a touch of ribbon andlace and a stunning reindeer charm held in place with a pearl brad. The snow and fur is liquid applique.


2 sisters - winter wonderland
52 christmas cards - pearls - pearl brad
hiding in my craftroom- christmas

Friday 23 November 2012

stamp and create - further sale details

Small Business Saturday Sale! Additional 5% off everything in the store when you use discount code "smallbusiness". That's on top of the current Thanksgiving Sale!! Everything in the store is 15% - 40% off when you use the code. See post for details...

Thursday 15 November 2012

Lola Lollipop - Kraftin Kimmie

Hello, I have another of the wonderful Kraftin Kimmie stamps to show you today. It is a tie for me between these and Tilda's as to which I love the most.

Lola lollipop is coloured in copics and mounted onto prima papers. The die is the one I used on tuesday and I have added a simple prima flower to it. I actually love this effect with a spacer and a brad, which I used to use a lot before the mulberry flowers became so popular. A little bit of lace from the ribbon girl and the butterfly from Hobby House finish it off.

Challenges -

Kraftin Kimmie - food or drink
creativecrafts challenges - bingo - lace stamp pastels
papertake weekly - flower power
tuesday alchemy - anything goes

Monday 12 November 2012

Artemis - Kraftin Kimmie

Good morning, raining here, had a lovely day at the NEC on saturday with Heather, Kim and Jo (and the lovely Mollie), saw Dawny P, but she didn't recognise me lol! Had a nice chat with Jill at Hobby House and Sonia too.

Todays card is my Stamp and Create Spotlight Card. I have used Artemis from the Kraftin Kimmie Goddess range. The papers are an old Basic Grey Pad called Cappella, which I have bravely sewed using my new machine. The lace is of course cluny and I have added some brown velvet ribbon on there too. The swirl is a new die I have got from spellbinders called fantastic flourish two. The pearls are Kaisercraft pink and basic grey green, and I have added stickles to the flowers and a leaf charm.

For once I am going to enter this card in a few challenges, not done this for ages as my cards have not seemed to meet the challenges.

Papertake weekly - sketch ~37 for anything goes.
Basic grey - swirls, scallops and stitches (the lace is the scallops and the swirls are on the die)
A gem of a challenge - ribbon and lace
My time to craft - vintage
Challenges for everyone - anything goes
Come and get it challenges - swirls and flourishes
dream valley challenges - anything goes
the ribbon girl - add sparkle

Friday 9 November 2012

Ballarina Tilda

This is Lacey's birthday card and it should be across the atlantic by the time you see this.  The paper is prima, the image magnolia (both) and the flowers are WOC, I think the lace was from the ribbon girl.

Hope to see some of you at the NEC tomorrow.


The ribbon girl - sparkle the snowflake is all sparkly
crafty catz - anything goes
fussy and fancy - flowers and pearls
totally papercrafts - cute and girlie
addicted to stamps - flowers
marvelous magnolia - pearls and lace

Tuesday 6 November 2012

Holly by Whimsey

I have used Holly by Whimsy and mounted her on Bo Bunny Rejoice papers the wonderful snow effect has been made by using liquid applique.
I hope you like it and will join in the Stamp and create November challenge of lace.

Tuesday 30 October 2012

Monday 29 October 2012

Tilda with Daisy's and Mushrooms - Stamp and Create Magnolia Sale


Today I am showing you Tilda with Daisy's and Mushrooms by Magnolia which is currently on sale at Stamp and Create, along with loads of other magnolia's. Remember the Nativity collection is also on pre order due in this week.

The paper is a new autumn line from Bo Bunny called Apple Cider. The charm is also one of the new ranges called leaf charm and is available in packs of 6.

I do hope you like it.

Sunday 28 October 2012

Ebay listing of some of my stash, due to present circumstances :(

Due to present circumstances I am having to sell some of my stamps, if you could please look here and purchase some of them I would be greatful.

There are the following listed -


Sugar Nellie

Monday 22 October 2012

Hopeful - Whimsey

I have choosen to share Hopeful by Whimsey with you today. She has been coloured in copics and mounted onto Prima Tea Thyme papers. I have added a silk ribbon and tied it using the bow easy. I have added a cameo to the centre of the bow for a change and added a little umberella charm as hope symbol. White pearls add an additional touch on the top left of the image as does a pearl hatpin holding the bow in place. I did not add any flowers as the paper was so floral.

Wednesday 17 October 2012

Patchwork cushion

Todays make, loving my material at the moment x

Monday 15 October 2012

Thalia - Kraftin Kimmie

For my Stamp and Create Product Spotlight I have decided to show you Thalia by Kraftin Kimmie from the Goddesses collection. She has been coloured in copics and mounted onto Prima Nature Garden Paper. The little doily is by Wilton, which I think looks fab just peeping out.  The flowers are from my stash I think they are all WOC but I can't be sure. The lace is called cluny and there is a really cute butterfly charm there which is part of the new collection from Stamp and Create.  Little purple pearls and stickles finish off this card.

I do hope you like it x


Challenges for everyone - anything goes
Sir Stampalot - punches - Martha Stewart for the leaves
Two sisters - anything goes

Monday 8 October 2012

Glinda the good witch - Kraftin Kimmie, Stamp & create spotlight

I have decided to show you Glinda the Good Witch from Kraftin Kimmie today. She has been coloured in copics and mounted onto some old basic grey porcelain papers which are no longer available. I have added onto the card a wilton doily, pink silk ribbon and a rainbow charm. The bow was made using the bow easy. The We must be over the rainbow sentiment is from the Dorothy Stamp also by Kraftin Kimmie. I have used the magnoila bunting die to create the pennants and added stickles for some extra sparkle.

I hope you like it.


Kraftin Kimmie Anniversary - anything goes
Kraftin Kimmie - witches, Zombies and pumpkins
Kraftin Kimmie - pink and girlie

Sunday 7 October 2012

Fabby Flossy - Kraftin Kimmie

Thank you to everyone whom have sent me lovely messages both on here and on facebook. I am trying to remain positive and I am praying everything works out.

I have had a bit of time in my craftroom today and this is what I created.  I do hope that you like it.

Kraftin Kimmie Fabby Flossy Stamp
Tea Thyme papers by Prima
Wilton Doily
Magnolia tag die
Spellbinders dies large oval and label 4
star charm new in at Stamp and Create
Kaisercraft pink pearls
pink ribbon

most of these can be purchased at Stamp and Create.

Kraftin kimmie - anything goes - anniversary
Kraftin kimmie - pink and green and girlie
Papertake weekly - anything goes
Simon Says glimmer and sparkle - look at the candyfloss :)
paperplay - shine on

Friday 5 October 2012

Material - Just Magnolia Challenge

Just Magnolia theme is material so I have made this kindle pouch. I stamped and coloured onto cotton and made the bag to resemble a card.

Sadly my husband and I are going through a very traumatic week, and the computer was broken yesterday and I was unable to get this over before the team leader posted the challenge, so it is only shown here.

eta - Bev has kindly added it for me - thank you hun x


BFQ I got from NEC
Buttons - basic grey
Lace - Hobbycraft
Wool - Stash
Ribbon - stash.
image - a very old Magnolia stamped onto cotton material in white.

Monday 1 October 2012

Winter Skating Tilda - Magnolia - Stamp and Create Challenge

Hello, well it is so cold and wet winter is on its way I think we had autumn in august and september this year!

The challenge at Stamp and Create is Winter Cards, I have choosen to show you Winter Skating Tilda. She looks so cosy, the fluffy wool effect is created using liquid applique in white, it is so cool. The papers are MME Lost and Found Christmas. The snowflakes are highlighted with crystal stickles.

I hope you like it, I am trying to make flat cards for christmas to save paying extra postage costs!

Challenges -

PTW Sketch 67

Sunday 30 September 2012

Jean Luc playing with Claude - Sarah Kay

This was the card I made for Henry's 5th Birthday, I forgot to photo it before I gave it to him hence why it is photographed on the mantlepiece!

It is an old Sarah Kay image coloured in copics, but I think it looks just like H pleaying with my Dad's puppy! The papers are new in to Stamp and Create called MME Nostalgia.

I have matched it up with another PTW sketch - these are so fab when you have alot of cards to make at once, this is number #67.


PTW - sketch

Saturday 29 September 2012

Lola Lollipop - Kraftin Kimmie

Hello, happy saturday to you all.

This is one of my latest stamps, which I have used for the birthday card of one of my youngest sons friend.

The papers are a very old basic grey pad called Porcelain which I have odd sheets of left out of the three pads I had originally of it.  I have matched it up with kaisercraft pearls from Stamp and Create, the brads are an old purchase fromhobby house and the flowers are a very old selection from Prima (yes I am slowly trying to use up all of my stash as monies are tight). The lace I think was a ribbon girls purchase.

I have used PTW sketch #68. (I must admit I love using old sketches of Dawny P's to help get the mojo going after such a crafting absence)


PTW - sketch - choose a sketch challenge
Basic Grey - ribbons and lace
KraftyKatz - ribbon and lace
paperplay - flowers and lace
Simon Says - anything goes

Thursday 27 September 2012

A little bit of country - Sarah Kay

Hello, feeling better today and as both boys are now full time I am able to hopefully get into my craftroom more.

This is made for my sisters wedding anniversary tomorrow she will be married 5 years, they got married in the USA hence my choice of image, it was fun trying to get hold of them to say I had my son early, thankfully one of their best friends lived out there and she kindly got them to call me.

Image is a little bit of country got from Stamp and Create. Paper is kaisercraft vintage timeless, the flowers are woc, pearls are a rak of Heather, the lace is a scrap, the ribbon is again woc, and the sparkles on the flowers are from Stamp and Create.

I have followed PTW #72 sketch.


PTW - sketch ~72
Frilly and funky - autumn colours
Stampavie and more - sparkles
Simon says anything goes
Crafty sentiments - fall colours
Everybody art - autumn colours
flourishes - fall
Tuesday throw down - autumn colours
paperplay - flowers and lace
it is all about the vintage - brown tones

Friday 21 September 2012

Editor Tilda

This is for just magnolia this week where the theme is new.

I am so full of a cold, that if you know any challenges it fits please tell me, as I am back off to rest before another wet school run x

Sunday 16 September 2012

wedding card and postcard

I went to a friends wedding yesterday and here is the card and postcard I made them. The images are Lili of the Valley and Whiff of Joy. The papers are MME, the lace and flowers are WOC. The pins are from the ribbon girl, the pearls are from the hobby house.

Challenges -

Lili's little fairies - bingo - pearls. lace and glitter
the ribbon girl - pink and green (hoping the arbo counts for the green)
crafts and me - in the pink
papertake weekly - things that make you go argh
that craft place challenge - bling

Wednesday 12 September 2012

Eliza by Kraftin Kimmie

Will be back later to link to any challenges x
Last chance for Marcea's candy this week, ends friday x

Saturday 1 September 2012

Pack up - Saturated Canary

Long time no blog, that is the school holiday's for you. A simple card inspired by a friend Morgaine's status on facebook this morning.

craft supplies
Saturated canary image - pack it up
Basic Grey Porcelain pad
Martha stewart butterfly punch
hobbyhouse white 3mm pearls

in the pink - wings
moving along with the times - flying
simon says - anythign goes
baisc grey - punch it
saturated canary - dotty (there are dots on the paper and lots of pearls)

Friday 31 August 2012

Labour day sale at Stamp and Create!

Labor Day Weekend Sale

Labour day sale at Stamp and Create!

No code needed!!
Sale runs through Midnight EST, Monday September 3rd.

Some items are 25% off or more!

Monday is a postal holiday so orders placed over the weekend will not ship out until Tuesday, Sept 4th.

Happy Shopping!!

Tuesday 28 August 2012

candy from around blogland

Becky has this wonderful candy on offer

Monday 20 August 2012

Tilda with a Cute Lamb- Stamp and create product spotlight

Today I have decided to show you one of the new releases from Magnolia in their Little Christmas Collection. This is Tilda with a cute lamb, she is coloured in copics and mounted onto My Minds Eye Lost and Found Christmas. The embellishments used include silk ribbon in white, snow white pearls and stickles.

Friday 17 August 2012

Edward makes masks and wings

Not much crafting time for Mummy but my eldest Ted made these masks and wings for himself and his bear (Charlie). I am going to enter it into the Simon Says Childrens Summer Challenge. and that craft place - things with wings

Monday 13 August 2012

Friday 10 August 2012

Tilda with sewing machine - Just Magnolia

This week on Just Magnolia the theme is pearls and swirls. I have decided to not use a pearl swirl but to use this gorgeous die and the pearls on the image panel. I thought that this MME papers suited this image totally, if you look close it is tape measures, how cool! I decided on a dark panal behind the image to make it pop out. The flowers are WOC and the lace is from the Ribbon girls.

Challenges -
Tuesday Alchemy - bingo - pearls free dies
Simon says bingo - gems lace free
papertake weekly -anything goes

Monday 6 August 2012

Tilda makes a blueberry blanket - Magnolia - Stamp and Create Challenge

Hello, sorry not many posts but that is the school holidays for you! This is my card for the new challenge on Stamp and Create this week, where I choose the theme of Sewing, we would love to see sewing somewhere on your card whether it be fauxed like mine (as my sewing machine has gone to machine heaven), or a sewing image.

I have used the new Magnolia Tilda makes a blueberry blanket, the papers are My Minds Eye Nostalgia, and the gorgeous rose silk ribbon has been tied using the bow easy.

The die was a rak of my friend Di.

Challenge -
Paperplay - layer it up
Wild Orchard Crafts - pink and green

Monday 30 July 2012

Alice - Kraftin Kimmie - Stamp and Create product Spotlight

This delightful image (Alice by Kraftin Kimmie) has been coloured in copic and plychromo's. The paper is MME and I have added flowers pearls and lace to it. I personally adore it.


Crafts and me - anything goes
Simon says - anything goes
Kraftin Kimmie- summer colours

Sunday 29 July 2012

Copic girl - Saturated canary

I think I am too late for alot of the competitions this was made for but I have been poorly all day with a tummy bug which the rest of the family are now suffering with/have been suffering with, will add it to the comments and hope they accept it.

Saturated canary design coloured in copics the paper is bobunny.

Sketch and Stash
Simon says anything goes
Copic maker europe - also missed due to being ill with flu for 2 weeks this month but wanted to show I did use the image.

Friday 27 July 2012

Mini scene mini scooter tilda with an old background stamp - Just Magnolia DT

Ok does this blurry to you, my husband says no but I am not sure.

The theme this week on just Magnolia is 'A day out in the county' so instead of making a card using one of the wonderful stamps using farm animals I decided to make a scene of Tilda enjoying herself on her day out. I hope that you like it and will join us x

Close up of the image so you can see it is masked.

Wednesday 25 July 2012

One last Summer Sale

Lacey is going on one last vacation for the Summer to visit family in Atlanta.
While she is gone, there is a sale at Stamp and Create...

Stamps for Sale

Sadly I am having to sell of some of my stash to buy new materials, I am almost out of flowers etc and I don't have the money to buy anymore so I am selling some of my stamps to generate some income to allow me to continue this hobby I so love.

Please look here

Thank you x

Monday 23 July 2012

Tilda a gift for you - Magnolia Stamp and Create product spotlight.

I have made this card using Tilda with a gift for you fromthe new Magnolia Turning Leaves Collection. The papers are MME Follow your heart, be amazing. The lace is cluny.
Just to let you know Lacey has restocks of Belles n Whistles...

This is your last chance to get Belles n Whistles through Stamp and Create. They have stopped offering wholesale accounts, so once they are out of stock, they will be discontinued from the store

Ribbon girl - aqua inspirational photo
cupcake the ocean - inspiration from the colour of it and the sand
oh la la - receipe 1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellishments (diecut, flowers, lace)
Stamp with fun - lace doily does lace and a diecut doily count?

Thursday 19 July 2012

Ballarina - Magnolia

Still one of my favourite stamps! Coloured in copics, the paper is Madison Avenue by MME I adore it and need to buy more pads. The flowers are WOC and the gorgeous die cut was a rak from Di whom I met on the facebook Magnolia group.


Simon Says - Sketch
Moving with the times - pink pearly and pretty
Midweek magnolia's - elegance
Papertake weekly - all things girlie

Wednesday 18 July 2012

Candy from around the blogging world.

This one is from Mina's blog, she is offering

Isn't it gorgeous I think this Tilda looks like me, If I don't win I will have to buy it!!!! 
Click on the top picture to enter.