Thursday 28 April 2011


This is the card I am entering into the CD Sunday Challenge - Butterflies.  Card details listed below.

Image used:  Joanna Sheen 'Enchanted Dreams'
Papers:  Hunkydory 'Butterfly Jewels'
Embellishments/Sentiment:  Hunkydory 'Butterfly Jewels'
I am also going to enter this card into the Joanna Sheen Craft Forum May challenge - flutterby magic.

Tag It!

This is my card for the Teddy Bo Challenge this week, the theme is 'Tag It'.  I have used two images one for the main topper and a smaller one for the tag, both are coloured using ProMarkers.  Full details are listed below.

Image used:  Teddy Bo 'Love Letter'
Papers:  My Mind's Eye 'wild asparagus'
Embellishments:  Punch Bunch leaf punch - lace, ribbon, flowers from stash
Sentiment:  Polka Doodles stamp

Tuesday 26 April 2011

Lemon and Green

This is a card I made to enter the Prairie Fairy Fridays Challenge Week 51 - April Showers bring May Flowers.  I used a LOTV image coloured with ProMarkers, full details are listed below.

Image used:  LOTV 'Rosie Posy'
Papers:  docrafts 'Daisy & Dandelion'
Embellishments:  flowers, ribbon and pearls from stash

I hope you like it.  Thank you for looking.

Monday 25 April 2011

Guitar Hero

This is my entry for The Sugar Bowl Challenge 58 - Marlena's Sketch with the optional theme 'BUTTONS'.

I stamped the image and coloured it using ProMarkers, then I matted it onto a black Deckled Rectangle Nesti.  Full details are listed below.

Image used:  Sugar Nellie ' Rock Idol'
Papers:  Bearly Mine Designs
Embellishments:  buttons and charm from stash

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Polka Doodles - Week 16 Challenge - Three Patterned Papers
I Love ProMarkers - Challenge 62 - Anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Challenge 30 - Open Challenge
Delicious Doodles Challenges - Challenge 22 - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Challenge 11 - One for the boys!
Crafty Creations Challenges - Challenge 115 - It's as easy as 1, 2, 3 (1 technique - stamping, 2 embellishments - buttons and charm, 3 patterned papers)

Oh and by the way pop over the the Ribbon Girls Blog they have some lovely Divine Twine to give away.

Happy Easter.

Saturday 23 April 2011

LOTV Challenge 93 – Easter

Hi everyone, this is my offering for LOTV Challenge 93 - Easter.  I didn't have any LOTV stamps with cute chicks or bunnies on so I used this one 'Rosie Posy'.  With all the spring like yellow and green colours and lovely flowers I think it is suitable for Easter.

Image used:  LOTV 'Rosie Posy'
Papers:  Shabby Princess
Embellishments:  Marianne Creatables flowers - ribbon, butterfly and doily from stash
Sentiment:  free stamp

Wednesday 20 April 2011

Lili of the Valley Challenge 92 – Happy Birthday

At last I've managed to finish a card for this weeks Lili of the Valley Challenge, well I've made two actually and can't make my mind up which one to enter again.  The theme this week is Happy Birthday and it's my birthday today so it seemed quite apt.  I am finding it difficult to get much done at the moment with the boys on Easter Holiday's, they certainly keep me busy.

I have decided to enter this card into the challenge.

Image used:  Lili of the Valley 'Rosie with Presents'
Papers:  Papermania ' Henbury Lane'
Embellishments:  Punch Bunch flower punches, Marianne Creatables and buttons from stash
Sentiment:  Nestie die cut
I thought I would show you the second card that I made as well, my sons prefer the colours on this one, it certainly looks different in the gold and brown.

Image used:  Lili of the Valley 'Rosie with Presents'
Papers:  Free downloads (Sorry, I can't remember where from)
Ebellishments:  flowers, ribbon and buttons from stash
Sentiment:  Nestie die cut

Sunday 17 April 2011

CD Sunday Challenge

Happy First Birthday CD Sunday Challenge.  I would like to enter this card into this weeks challenge please.  I have used backing paper from a Sharon Duncan CD and the Patchwork Polly image is coloured using ProMarkers,.

Image used:  Jayne Nestorenko 'Patchwork Polly - Olivia'
Papers:  Sharon Duncan 'Embossibilities Everyday
Embellishments:  Jayne Nestorenko 'Patchwork Polly - Olivia'
 Sentiment:  Jayne Nestorenko 'Patchwork Polly - Olivia'

Progress on the Allotment

Hubby has been working hard on the allotment, planting potatoes, broad beans, peas, garlic and onion sets.

In this photo you can see the broad beans, the potatoes are in the next bit but you can't really see them yet and there is some rhubarb at the bottom.

In this one you can see my currant bushes, next are the onion sets, then the peas.  He also put in a row of carrots and a row of beetroot.  Lets hope the pigeons don't eat it all!

Saturday 16 April 2011

Nursery Rhymes

This is a card I made using a Joanna Sheen Fay Whittaker stamp coloured in using ProMarkers.  I am entering this card into the Prairie Fairy Fridays Challenge #50 - A Nursery Rhyme (Mary, Mary, quite contrary, How does your garden grow?) and the Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Vintage.

Image used:  Joanna Sheen 'Faye Whittaker'
Papers:  Papermania ' Rose Garden'
Embellishments:  flowers from stash
Sentiment:  Joanna Sheen 'Faye Whittaker'

On The Spot

This is the second card I made using a Teddy Bo image, this time I used the 'Roses are red' image and had an attempt at water colouring, I will leave it to you to decide whether or not I was successful.  I used my Martha Stewart Arch Lattice punch this time. I have decided to enter this card into the My Time to Craft Challenge #136 - On the Spot as well as the Teddy Bo challenge.

Image used:   Teddy Bo 'Roses are red'
Papers:  Shabby Princess 'Holiday Magic'
Embellishments:  ribbon and charm from stash
Sentiment:  computer generated

Punch it Out

This is my entry for the Teddy Bo 'Punch it Out' challenge. I made two cards and couldn't make my mind up which one to enter so put it to a family vote which ended in a draw - that's always the problem when you have an even number of family members.  Eventually I decided on 'just a little note', I have used my Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch and Punch Bunch fern,

Image used:  Teddy Bo 'Love letter'
Papers:  Zoe Pearn 'So Sweet'
Embellishments:  flowers and ribbons from stash
Sentiment:  Polka Doodles

Wednesday 13 April 2011

House Mouse

I havn't made any new cards today, I've been busy practising my water colouring, so I thought I would post a card I made for the recent Joanna Sheen House-Mouse Forum competition.  I was really pleased when Joanna said it was 'so professionally made'.

Image used:  Happy Hoppers Decoupage
Papers:  House Mouse Backing Papers
Embellishments:  recipe from Mary Berry's Cook Book and Polka Doodles
Sentiment:  Happy Hoppers Decoupage

Tuesday 12 April 2011

Crafter's Companion Challenge - Aqua and Brown

This is my entry for this month's Crafter's Companion Challenge, the theme is Aqua and Brown.

Image used:  S.W.A.L.K Thank You
Papers:  HOTP
Embellishments:  flowers, gems and ribbon from my stash
Sentiment:  Polka Doodles

Monday 11 April 2011

LOTV Challenge 91 - Peach and Green

I'm still trying to get to grips with my blog, everything takes me ages to do at the moment, so not much crafting getting done.  I did manage to finish my card for the LOTV challenge though.  The challenge this week is to create something with a LOTV stamp using Peach and Green.

Image is: LOTV Simply Gorgeous
Papers: Zoe Pearn
Embellishments: punched flowers and gems from stash
Sentiment: Polka Doodles

Sunday 10 April 2011


This is a card that I am entering into The Sugard Bowl Challenge 57  - Maria Therese's Sketch with a Purple and Green theme.

The stamp is Outdoor Adventure by Sugar Nellie coloured using ProMarkers and layered onto a scalloped circle nestie.  I have used K&Company papers layered onto Core'dinations card stock and distressed the edges a little.  To complete the card I have added a Polkadoodles stamped sentiment, some punched flowers and gems.

Wizard of Oz

This is my son Matt playing the Tin Man in 
a recent school production of The Wizard of Oz.

Friday 8 April 2011

work in progress

Come back soon :)