Monday, 30 April 2012

London 2012

Hello, here we are once again at Monday and the start of a new challenge at Cupcake Craft Challenges. The challenge this week is the best of British and we have this photo inspiration for you.

So many possibilities, there are a gazillion ideas contained within these photos. I went for the top left corner photo, with famous British landmarks and came up with this.

This is London 2012!! LOTS going on in our capital city this year.

I've kept with the red, white and blue theme and have used Bo Bunny ~ Liberty papers and even though these are American themed, have used the fireworks papers to celebrate all things British. 

I created a tag using the distress ink water technique and stamped the Penny Black ~ London stamp onto it.

I am entering this in at the following challenges:
Thank you for looking.


Friday, 27 April 2012

beneath a sugar sky

Uggg, I don't like this new blogger, I can't work out what I am doing!

Well, today it is Friday which means a new challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity, where we have the challenge of SPRING.

I have decorated a paper bag and popped a little book inside.

Sorry about the rubbish photos but it does nothing but rain here lately. 
Papers and some of the embellishments are from the Prima ~ Jack n' Jill Collection.

The little hear border is of course a Magnolia die.

I tucked a tag inside, but have forgotten to take a photo, so will do that later, if I remember!

Here is the back.

I made a spiral bound mini book to go inside.

I am entering this in at the following challenges:
Thank you for looking.


Friday, 20 April 2012

b for baby

Hi there, mega short and sweet from me today. Have had a busy week and also one of my beloved kitties has gone missing, for three days now. He has gone missing before, but not for this long when we've been at home, so am really worried.  He was acting a bit sulky in the couple of days before he disappeared, so I am hoping he is just off on a sulky huff and will be back soon!! But I miss him dreadfully, and just want to see his face at my craft room window meowing at me as if it was my fault he has been neglected so long. Yup, I did say he was a 'he'.

Well on to today's challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity where we have the challenge of Something New.

My card is for a new baby. Simply made as I just used up scraps. I have bags of scraps and sometimes I force myself to sit and use them.  Not often enough though as my scraps bags are bulging at the seams!

Anyway, using up my scraps is a HUGE challenge for me, as normally I just want to crack on with something new and more detailed and I find it takes a whole new mind set to sit down and make a simple card. 

Thank you for looking :)


Monday, 16 April 2012


Hello, hello! Well, if you have arrived here from Cupcake Craft Challenges you will know that we have a theme this week of add structure such as glossy accents, glitter, snow, gesso etc. You might also notice that my finished piece isn't the same as what I submitted at CCC, as I fiddled with it after and made a mini album.

Once again I have used Bo Bunny ~ Enchanted papers, only this time I cracked open the 12 x 12 papers. Love the glitter accents on these papers.

For the challenge, I added a Woodware ~ Manequin and covered the solid part of the body with Glossy Accents and then sprinkled some Doodlebug ~ Black Glitter over, to create the sparkly dress. I then added three white pearls.

I am entering this in at the following challenge:
Thank you for looking.


Friday, 13 April 2012

you are the song in my heart

Hello, today's challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity is a colour challenge of cool greys as the predominant colour.

For the winner of last weeks blog hop, please scroll to the end.

This was a good excuse to dig out my Bo Bunny ~ Enchanted papers. I used the 6 x 6 papers on this as I'm still stroking the 12 x 12's!!

 I cut the hearts out of glitter cardstock with the Memory Box ~ Twirled Heart Border die.

The butterflies are from the Tim Holtz ~ Mini Butterflies die.

I've brightened it up with some turquoise pearls. 

Here is the inside, which I also decorated.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Now for the winner of last week's blog hop. Thank you to everyone who took the time and trouble to enter.

The winner of the Bathtime Sam digi is:

Congratulations Vixen! Please contact me at the email address in my profile (top right) and I will email the digi files to you.
Thank you for looking.


Friday, 6 April 2012

nest ... and C4E blog hop

Today at Crafts 4 Eternity we are having an Easter Blog Hop with some great prizes!!

Also our challenge theme this week is bunnies and chicks and can be found here.

Here is my piece for this week, my chicks haven't quite hatched yet ...

Papers: My Mind's Eye ~ Life Stories.

I used a Tim Holtz ~ Kraft Glassine Pocket, which I decorated and made a tag.

The flowers nest and bird are all Prima, just loving that nest!

Now onto the HOP!

I have this gorgeous digi to give away to anyone who enters the hop and leaves me a comment to this post.
Here is what you need to do:

1. Visit all the blogs in the hop leave a comment to enter the prize draws and collect a letter.
2. Collect all the letters (6 in total) unscramble the letters to make a word.
3. Leave a comment with the unscrambled word on the C4E Cafe blog.
4. All Winners will be annouced on Friday 13th April

The draw will end at midnight Thursday 12th April and the winners will be announced on Friday 13th April ... lucky for some!
My letter is the letter R.
Next stop in the hop is the lovely Michele.

Thank you for looking.


Monday, 2 April 2012


Hello, today at Cupcake Craft Challenges , I have set the theme, which is include something you would find in a sewing box. Simple huh?!

Here is my finished piece, sorry for the rubbish photo but my camera can't seem to do close up and large.

So here are some close ups.

I used Prima ~ Printery papers and embellishments.

The envelope is made from a Tim Holtz Sizzix ~ Envelope die which I love!

The bingo ticket is a Bo Bunny stamp.

Gorgeous Prima embellishments, which I embossed with gold.

Thank you for looking.