Sunday 27 January 2013

Carols patterned papers

The first challenge for our Christmas card club in 2013.....seems very apt as we had over 6 inches of snow on Friday night and each garden seems to have a snowman in it!
thank you Carol I just loved this challenge...out came all my embossing folders and die cuts!

this is my newest snowman from stamp addicts (I think) I have thrown away the packaging..... Swiss dots embossed background and snowflake embossing folder,martha stewart snowflake dies....memory box frostyville border die (just treated myself to the matching wreath die.....)coloured with copics...nose,buttons,hat and candy cane all glossed with cosmic shimmer clear varnish lacquer...creative expression sentiment embossed with cosmic shimmer steel blue aurora embossing miri and a bit of bling in the snowflake..and pinflair Snow Dust...
looking forward to going round and seeing all your lovely cards.....

Friday 25 January 2013


Its time for the Polka Doodles challenge this week the A team are show casing there inspiration for Monochrome Cards.....

I have made mine using 
Sugar Birdies cd for the flowers and sentiment....
Back to nature cd for the image "shake a tail feather" and the backing paper from the same section which I have greyscaled before printing....
the leaves are cut from the Marianne designs die cut flowers
I have used card candie for the centres of the flowers...
I hope you will pop over to the blog and see the rest of the design teams inspiration and have a go entering a card...the rules are on the blog and the prizes are fantastic

Sunday 13 January 2013


I have made this card for Billy and Kate who (fingers crossed ) will be the new owners of my dear old Mums house and home for 65 years...she would be so pleased that a family are moving in to fill the house with love and laughter again.....

I have used the Marianne die  cr1218  for the house, Trees cr1224, Lr 0191for the lamp standard Doohickeys  fence die...martha stewart flower boarder...spellbinders banners and pan pastels for the background  and loved making it.

Friday 11 January 2013


It's Friday again and time for another Polkadoodle challenge but this week it is one with a difference! Not only do you get the chance to win some fab Polkadoodle products by entering the challenge which is:
But there are more chances to win goodies as some of Team A’s Design Team are offering candy too but you need to visit each link in the blog hop!

You need to enter the challenge and participate in the blog hop to be eligible for any prizes.
and here is my card made using the lovely Emma Canning digi stamp

 I have coloured in the image using Promarkers ,
 the background papers,flowers and sentiment ticket are from the wonderful Polka doodles CD cherryblossom lane  ...
I have added a couple of brads and some stickles glitter...and punches few fronds.....

If you've come to my blog from LOU then you are on the right track and if you get lost just go back to the Polkadoodle Challenge blog as the full list of participants is there.  Don’t forget that you need to leave a comment on each of the blogs including Emma Canning's Flat Friends Challenge blog to be in with a chance of winning the mega Polkadoodle prize!

Now hop to RUTH  who will show you her creation on the theme!

The Blog Hop will end at 12noon GMT on Sunday 20 January along with the challenge, so good luck and happy hopping!

Please don’t forget our rules which can be found on the Polkadoodle Challenge blog.

Please be patient if not all the links are yet published – if you find a link is missing, please make a note of who you need to visit and come back later.

Monday 7 January 2013

New toys.....and a play day

Just treated myself to the spellbinder expanding background...sado that I am I have spent the day playing with them to see how big I can get them...yep A4....but took a lot of effort, mind you they cut like a dream, inspired by Sue Wilson...

I just loved the way this came out....this is the butterfly magic expandable die....just a bit of red patterned paper...Tilda...micro beaded, plain red card a bow and a creative expressions button....
butterflys are martha stewart punches....
Hope you are all enjoying your new year crafting!

Friday 4 January 2013

birthday card for a man?

I have to say these are the hardest cards for me I just never know what to do....playing with my delites.....

this is the cattstails die cut 3 times....the butterfly is from the les papillions stet are really are a nice size...the sentiment is a creative expressions one embossed with cosmic shimmer bronze lustre ..I used craft card and boy was it difficult to cut thank goodness for the wax paper...and a bit of bling.

Wednesday 2 January 2013

Birthday card for a very dear friend

A set of spellbinders unopened and now definitely going to be a favourite!

just had fun doing this one
labels 28,bitty blossoms.spellbinder leaves martha stewart branch punch...creative expressions sentiment...and some creative expressions I need to make a box to send it in! LOL