Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Easter Wishes

Just a few quick easter cards for family.  The papers are from Pink Petticoat and the little chick image was also from Pink Petticoat as a free download - HERE

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge 15 'Spring time'

I thought I would have ago at the Crafty Bloggers Network  weekly challenge, so here is my entry:

The flower image is a digi stamp from Pink Petticoat and I have coloured it using Pro Markers and have added some little yellow roses from my Rose Creation die by Spellbinders.

TSTR Week 103 "Shabby Shutters"

Here is my weekly challenge entry into the Shabby Tea Room

You had to include a distressed element and navy blue.
Below is the inspiration photo.

I decided to make a New Baby card as my daughters teacher has just given birth and I thought it would be nice to send her a card.

The stamped image of the moses basket was paper pieced and I coloured the little bows in with pro markers. The Welcome stamp was from the printery collection of stamps.  I also distressed the backing papers using the edge of my scissors, it worked but made a bit of a mess.
I then made the organza flower by cutting out differnt size circles of material and melting the edges using a tea light candle.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Your tea riffic

Here is a little teacup card:

More of my favourite digital images from Pink Petticoat.  I also tried to make it look like there is a tea bag in my cup with the little with love tag.

The camera is back!!

Finally here is the picture of my gift box:

The template was taken from a download at Waltzing Mouse Stamps and I have used spellbinders big scalloped circles for the lid and base and my trusty rose creation die for all the flowers.
The papers I recently downloaded from Pink Petticoat called Autumn Blossoms.

Friday, February 24, 2012


Still no photo! I went to get the camera and noticed it was gone, my husband took it to work so will have to wait again.  I really like my little box it was taken from a freebie at Waltzing Mouse Stamps but I have changed mine as I don't have labels 16 Spellbinders die instead I have used Big Scalloped circles from Spellbinders for the lid and base.

Photo to follow.


Oh dear, my Big Shot cutting mat has just broke.  Poor thing has been used loads lately.  I have made lots of paper flowers and its finally given up on me.  Must get a new one ordered ASAP otherwise I am lost without it. 

I was having play with my new Pink Petticoat papers mentioned in my previous post when it happened, so have no card as yet.  I have however made a gift box so will post a photo soon, hopefully tomorrow.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Just treated myself

I have just downloaded some papers from Pink Petticoat called Autumn Blossoms.  They are stunning papers and can't wait to get crafting.

There are two colour ways Shades of Heather and Autumn Leaves and they were reduced in price.

Will post some cards later once I have has a play.

Monday, February 20, 2012

TSTR Week 102 - High Tea

My entry into The Shabby Tea Room weekly challenge.

I have made  a gift box in the shape of a tea bag from a template downloaded at Waltzing Mouse Stamps.  We had the photo below for inspiration and you had to include a doily.

For the doily I have used Spellbinders Floral doily motifs die.
The papers are from Prima Pixie Glen A4 paper pad.  The stamped images are from the Prima Printery collection which is my favourite stamp set at the moment.  I seem to use it for everythng.
I have then made the flowers to match using the same papers using Spellbinders Rose Creation die.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Mothers Day!!!

Another card I have made from a template download for free at Waltzing Mouse Stamps

I then added my own flower embelishements taken from my Spellbinders Rose creation die.

Sorry its late, Happy Valentines day

Just a little photo to share with you all of some cakes my 2 year old and I made for Valentines Day.

The cake toppers were downloaded for free from Catch My Party

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

TSTR Week 100 "Hi Ho Cherry O"

My challenge entry for the Shabby Tea Room for this week.

The Theme this week is cherries. 

I have used:

Pink petticoat Sweet sundaes digi stamp coloured with promarkers and glitter
The cherry and black flourish backing papers are also from Pink petticoat.
The spotty paper was a download from
I also added some bunting across the top and the greeting was made into a flag which again was from Pink Petticoat.

Monday, February 13, 2012


Here is another card inspired by a picture I found in an old copy of House Beautiful magazine.  There was a section on bedrooms and a card idea popped into my head using similar colours.

The backing paper was from a Docrafts CD which I have had for ages and the stamps are from Papermania, embossed in purple cosmic shimmer powder but because I used cream card it gave the image a different colour.  Also more of my handmade flowers that I just love.

I think it would be more suited to maybe a Wedding card or a Bridal Shower.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Thinking of Summer

This card was made because I was thinking about the summer during this cold weather.

The papers are from Pink Petticoat and I made my own hat pin for the flag using a cocktail stick and some beads.  The butterfly stamps is from the Summer Bloom collection by papermania and the bird cage also by Papermania from the Chatsworth house set.  More handmade flowers from spellbinders.  I love making them I could sit for hours but my fingers do get a little bit sore.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Christmas 2011 and French Alps

For Christmas presents last year I made boasting books for my daughters Grandparents and Great Nanna, so here is a couple of pages ready to add to it, as I left some blank pages in the back.

The papers I found free on the internet and the snowflakes are cut from paper downloaded at Pink Petticoat.

TSTR # Week 100 "Candy Hearts"

Here again is another entry into The Shabby Tea Room weekly challenge.

The Challenge is to create a card using the picture below as inspiration and to use a food theme and hearts.  I have used backing papers from Printable Heaven from the Cake Receipe set along with the little apron that comes with it.  I have also included some paper flowers and little gem hearts.  The stamped images is from Papermania Summer Bloom and I have used pink embossing powder.  The little spoons are stamped in black and I have added a little glitter and the doily I found in my local supermarket and thought it just added to the whole cake theme.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Brilliant Memories!!

This is my favourite photo taken at our wedding nearly 5 years ago.

The photo was taken as we left the Mairie, which is the town hall in our local village a bit like a Registry Office in the UK

It was such an amazing day so I decided to scrapbook this photo and yet again I brought out my Prima Papers.  With a few more handmade flowers and the stamped images are from the Prima Printery collection.  I found these stamps to be useful for all sorts of cards and including the dreaded male card.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Another Prima card

I must try and make some cards using something else but I love these papers.

The stamped image is taken from the Papermania Chatsworth House collection and has been embossed with white embossing powder and yet again more paper flowers from my rose creation die.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Loving Prima Marketing!!!

Here is a card made with the beautiful Prima Pixie Glen papers. I sat with these papers for ages, it was easier to scrapbook with them but I got there in the end.

The fairy and the cup I cut out from the papers and used clear embossing powder and a bit of glitter to make them stand out a bit.  Again I have made more paper flowers which I  love but my fingers are a bit sore today from making them.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

TSTR #99 - Love is in the Air

Here is my entry for The Shabby Tea Room weekly challenge.

The inspiration came from the photo below and you had to use either a postage or mail element so I used a postcard which came from the Prima Pixie Glen set of papers. The paper flower was made by using the Spellbinders rose creation die which I love and I made the organza flower using a tea light to melt the edges.  The organza material came from my own wedding nearly 5 years ago, its was used as the table runners and I could not part with it.  It will make lovely reminders for Valentines or Wedding Anniversary cards for my husband.