Saturday, 30 June 2012

Shabby chic at MDUC

Hi lovelies, I hope you are all well. 
Well that's my lot on school holidays for the next 8 weeks, hopefully we will get some nice weather soon, pleeeaase!! The thought of being stuck in the house all the time doesn't appeal very much!!
Meghan had a fantastic time at Alton Towers, only problem was the rain, thunder and lightning! but she was one very tired girl when she came home, she didn't know what way was up, bless her! (It was funny tho!!)

OK well let me warn you now, I have posts to publish every day till Wednesday I think so you may get sick of me by then! LOL

I will hopefully get the pics of meghans prizegiving off my iphone soon and share them with you all.

Ok the main reason for me being is to share my GDT card for MDUC with you. This weeks theme is one of my all time favs,


Now I don't know about you, but whenever I think of shabby chic, the colours pale green, pale pink and white and cream come to mind along with ditsy floral's

So that is exactly what I went with LOL!!

Card Recipe

image - rose garden Tilda
papers - prima, sparkling spring
flowers - Wild Orchid crafts and Creative treasures
ribbon - local fabric shop
resin frame - Melissa Frances
lace, pearls and butterfly all from stash

I have drawn the winner of my blogaversary candy, so make sure you check to see if its you!!

Winner(s) of my blogaversary candy

 Hi Lovelies! 
Its the time for the results of my blogaversary candy!! 

Before I tell all, I have decided to give away the main prize PLUS 2 other smaller prizes, as I have gone over the 300 follower mark!! Wow how excited am I about this! It amazes me so many people want to follow my little blog and my creations and sometimes waffling! lol 
Thank you, thank you thank you!! to each and everyone of you!

Ok here we go...

The winner of the main prize, chosen by Alex is....

of wheelers craftiness!!
Congrats sweetie.

These next to prizes are a surprise for the two winners, wonder what you'll get?? 


You made me ink! 



Foxy Cards

yaaaaay! congrats to you all, 
Please contact me via my email (on side bar) with you address details.

Thank you all so much, I wish I could give everyone of you a prize. Heres to another year in blogland!

Friday, 29 June 2012

Lets Celebrate!!!

Afternoon everyone, hope you are all well. 
Its the last day of term today at school and nursery, so here comes 8 long weeks of (hopefully!!) lovely summer hol's! Although I say its the last day neither of my two are at school or nursery1 Meghan came back last night at midnight from a trip to Alton towers so she is exhausted, as she went away at 1-30am on Thursday morning so 24 hours with no much sleep does not make for a happy teenager! lol. And as Alex attends nursery in the afternoon there isnt any on today as they end term at lunchtime. But he did have his 'graduation' ceremony on Wednesday. I also have pics and news to share about Meghan as she won an Art prize and scholorship at school, so one proud mama here ;o)

Its Friday so its time for a new challenge over at Tilda's Town, And our theme for this weeks challenge is 


So I thought I would do a 4th of July inspired card for all my lovely bloggy friends over the Atlantic, but it seems like I wasn't the only one on the team with that idea! lol.
But even though we used the same image, Liberty Tilda, the cards couldn't be more different!

So here is my creation, I hope you like it :o)



Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Tag you're it!....

Morning lovlies!
And how are you all today?
Before I show you my DT card for Divas by Design, I just wanted to remind you that you just have a little time left to enter into my blogaversary candy. It will close at midnight on the 29th


Ok So its time for a new challenge over at Divas by design, and this weeks theme is 


So this can be a tag card, a tag on a card or a large tag, like what I have made, its up to you, but we must see a tag of some sort
Our sponsor this week is Meljens.
I have used  a sweet little fairy and made a large tag.

Card recipe
image - meljens
medium - copics
lace and ribbon from stash
flowers - prima and creative treasures, HERE
dies - magnolia dragonfly
papers - girls paperie vintage whimsy collection

Monday, 25 June 2012

Baby fairy...

Hi lovelies, I have another card to share with you, this is one I made for Fashionista challenge as a GDT card. I was supposed to be joining the dt but I have other commitments so it wont be at this time. But anyway I made this card for their new challenge, which is things with wings (again!! seems to around a lot at the moment! lol)
I have got a new obsession with Mo Manning images and I have bought several recently, this one was part of the baby fairy set.

Look at that ickle pudgy tummy!! awwwww, toooo sweet! lol

2 sisters challenge - anything goes
Allsorts - any die will do
paperplay - use a die
bunny zoes - girls girls girls
crafts and me  - anything goes
deep ocean - welcome summer
cute card thursday - here comes summer

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Things with wings.....

Hi lovelies, how are all this sunday? Is it just me or does the weekend go by far too quickly?? 
Well we are just about to head into the last week of school here, so its a busy one with prize givings (Meghan, I will share all on Wednesday!!) trips, Meghan also, shes going too alton towers for the day. Graduations, this ones is Alex's, from nursery to school! and there are numerous little things in between. So a busy week to be had by all me thinks!

Righto, I have my Dt card for Dream Valley to share today, and we want to see your creations with the theme 


So a nice and easy one as we all love our fairies and butterflies now, dont we?

I have used a Tilda from the fairy tale collection, Fairy Tale Tilda, and yet again I have gone for bright summery colours. I seem to be enjoying these at the moment.

card Recipe

image - fairy tale tilda
flowers - woc and creative treasures (HERE)
lace - stash
the gorgeous heart ribbon - creative treasures (HERE)
dies - magnolia
papers - bo bunny, ambrosia
charm - stash

entering into the following
2 sisters - anything goes
allsorts - any die will do
paperplay - use a die
bunny zoes - girls girls girls
crafts and me - anything goes
deep ocean - welcome summer

Summer Daze..

Good morning everyone, I have scheduled this post as a sunday maorning is my lie in morning, hubby and Meghan get up with alex and Maya and I get a lovely lie in ;o)
So fingers crossed it works!!   
I am very excited as I have my first DT card for Joanna Sheen Challenge, to share this morning and our challenge theme is

Summer Daze

I have used an image from the Daisy and friends CD-Rom. I have coloured her with copics and have used girls paperie papers.

I hope you like it and can join in with the fun over at the challenge, which runs for two weeks.

Saturday, 23 June 2012

decorate a bag...

Hi everyone, I hope all of you based in England, Wales and southern Scotland are ok and have not been washed away. It has been pretty wet here the last 2 days, especially yesterday, I have never seen rain fall so fast and be so much in such a short period of time, add to that thunder and lightning, 2 scared young kids and a howling westie, I had a fun afternoon yesterday!!
I want my summer back!!!!!!

Ok, I have my 3rd MDUC GDT card to share with you, except its not a card, (DUH, Kat !!!) its a gift bag!! lol

 The challenge is to decorate a paper/gift bag.

I had a large kraft bag hanging in my cupboard, left over from christmas so I decided to use that. I have used one of my all time favourite magnolia stamps, loving bridal couple. I just adore this stamp, it is my go to when I have a wedding card or have a gift to make.

I have used pion papers and magnolia dies and lots of seam binding, charms and lace

A big warm welcome to all my new followers, thank you so much for becoming a follower and for all the fab kind comments you have been leaving for me, they are very much appreciated.

Entering into the following challenge
Simply Magnolia - summer blooms and design team call

Friday, 22 June 2012

Beach Babe....

Hello lovelies! and how are you all? 

Thank you for all the lovely comments about my new dt's, I am so excited about joining these new teams. 

I have been busy getting on with orders and dt cards but I took time out today to colour in this beauty by Krista.

 I think I was needing some sunshine in my life today, it has been just horrible here, it has rained all day and according to the forecast its to be worse tomorrow! where is summer!!!!

So anyway as I said I coloured this gorgeous girlie in called To the lake, isn't she just stunning? 

Have you seen the new sneaky peek of one of the new digi's due to get released soon, have a peek HERE, ooooh look at all the lovely hair, cant wait to get my mitts on that!! lol

So here is my very summery bright (again!) card. I seem to have a thing about bright summery colours at the moment, trust me you will see what I mean when I post my dt cards this weekend! lol

Entering into the following challenges,

deep ocean - welcome summer
bunny Zoes - girls girls sirls
sweet stampin - here comes the summer fun
make it monday - anything goes

Also entering design team call at Saturated canary challenge

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

better late than never!

hi everyone, I am back with the card I said I would share yesterday! time just got away from me as usual and I never got time to photograph it.
While I am here I will remind you that its time for a new challenge over at The Paper Shelter.
This weeks theme being THE GREAT OUTDOORS.
I havent been able to join in this week with the rest of my teamies as my printer hasnt been working, yet again!, and I didint have any image that would suit, sorry ladies :o(
But I can still play with my maggies, thank goodness we dont need a printer for them eh!

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Some great news..

Morning everyone, just popping in to let you know a couple of fab bits of news!

Some of you may have seen the new dt blinkie on my sidebar ;o)
I have been asked to join the wonderful Joanna Sheen Challenge design team, it took me all of five seconds to say yes!! lol
I officially start on sunday.

My other bit of news is Tracy from Creative treasures also asked me if I would like to be a part of her great DT. Well how could i say no, I mean look at all the yummy goodies she stocks!
I will be back very soon with a card that I am in the middle of making. 

See you shortly 

Saturday, 16 June 2012

bingo at MDUC

Evening everyone, I am here to share my second GDT at Magnolia down under challenge card.
I am truly loving joining in with the incredibly talented girls over at MDUC. SO a big thank you again xx

This week there is a bingo challenge, and boy is a great one,

Isn't it a fab one?
I have gone with the centre vertical row, dies cuts, cheesecloth or tulle and tilda.
I have used the very sweet Swedish tilda. And I think I have coloured her in the correct colours!

I hope you can join in the fun over at MDUC

Friday, 15 June 2012

Lazy days of summer... I wish!!

Afternoon everyone, hope you are all ok and that those of you in the UK are not too soggy and wet!!
It is really awful here at the moment in Scotland, ther is a very strong wind blowing and driving rain, so much for summer!
But that is our theme this week at Tildas town challenge,


So we would like to see your summer themed cards and projects this week.
You need to pop over and see what the rest of the dt have made, they are just fabulous.

Here is my creation,
you may need sunglasses for this, its a lot brighter than my normal stuff

Card Recipe

papers - first edition boho chic
flowers - woc
shells, charms and pearls all from stash
dies - magnolia

hope you can join in this week with the chance to win a $15 gift certificate, why wouldn't you?

Thursday, 14 June 2012


Morning everyone, this is gonna be a mega quick post, as my youngest two are fighting like cat and dog, so I need to go and sort them out.
I managed to have time last night to put this card together. I had this stunning Saturated canary image called Double take already coloured in and I decided she needed to be made into a card. So here she is

Quickly linking up to the following challenges

Deep ocean - stitching, faux or real

bunny Zoes - girls girls girls

Wild orchid crafts - anything goes

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Fav colour combo at Lovely hAnglar and Sweet magnolia

Me again, I am back with my second dt card, this time its for Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia.
This time our challenge is to see your 
Favourite colour combo

Now I have many favs in the theme but I decided to go with pink and brown (or kraft colour in my case)
I have used an older Magnolia stamp, and more Maja design papers

Our sponsor is the ribbon girl.

and the prize is this bundle of gorgeousness

here is my card