31/07/2011

Verity in blue


Hello again, 3rd and final card of the day, hope you're not fed up of seeing them.
This is Verity by Sugar Nellie, I've used the lovely sketch by Kellie at Pink Ink along with these gorgeous Maja papers again, cherry blossom from Wild Orchid crafts and seam binding from The Ribbon Girl. Brad & pearls and lace are from my stash.
Dies used, Spellbinders circles, scalloped circles and heart, Doo Hickey leaves and Tildas lace
the sentiment is a Whimsey one.
Thank you for all your kind comments today. xx

CHALLENGES;

1)ONE STOP CRAFT CHALLENGE ~ VINTAGE
2)CES CHALLENGE ~ FEELING THE BLUES
3)ALLSORTS CHALLENGE #114~ FREE & EASY JULY
4)DEEP OCEAN CHALLENGE ~ RIBBON
5) PINK INK CHALLENGE #2 ~ KELLIE'S SKETCH


Luv & hugs xx

TILDA WITH SMALL GIFT

I'M BACK! (sorry lol) 2nd card today is my TOTALLY TILDA DT card, I love it when this challenge comes round again because I love making OTT girly cards :o)
This week at Totally Tilda we have a great recipe to work with which is PEARLS, SWIRLS, RIBBON & LACE ...my favourite combination! Our sponsor for this week is Nikki from Bunny Zoe's Crafts and she's offering a £10 Gift certificate to the winner.

This is my card


I packed so much into this one I'm not sure where to start lol...ok

Papers are Raspberry road layered & stitched
Stamps are Magnolia Tilda with small gift, sentiment is Pink Poison from the greeting farm, the sweet flower stamp is an lovely one
Ribbon from the Ribbon Girl
Lace from stash
Pearls are by Kort & Godt
Roses are all from Wild Orchid Crafts
Swirls, leaves and tag are Magnolia Doo Hickey dies
Tiny butterflies are a Martha Stewart Punch
Cheesecloth

..and onto the Challenges;

1)HOOKED ON CRAFTS CHALLENGE #4 ~ Cute & cuddly
2)ALLSORTS CHALLENGE #114 ~ Free & easy July
3)DEEP OCEAN CHALLENGE #4 ~ Ribbons
4)CRAFT YOUR DAYS AWAY CHALLENGE #25 ~ Summertime
5)MAGNOLIA DOWN UNDER CHALLENGE #107 ~ BINGO ~ Flowers, Ribbon & Doo Hickeys
6)ONE STOP CRAFT CHALLENGE #141 ~ Vintage



(Don't forget to pop over to TOTALLY TILDA and see if you are our winner from last week)

I have more cards to post later but for now I'm going to have a good look through blogland at all your cards, see you later, hugs

1st Card of the day LOTV Christmas

Good Morning,
If you are an early bird like me you're probably sitting there with a coffee and waiting for new cards to be posted, so I thought I'd get started with my posting for the day.
I had my LOTV stamps arrive the other day so I was busy making cards with them yesterday, this little cutie is called Christmas Dance,




I used;
Nitwit papers
paper lace doily,
papermania cardstock
copics for colouring
holly & poinsettia
gold berries, star pin & filigree corner
card with Magnolia sentiment
and ribbon from Craft4U

CHALLENGES;
1)CUTE CARD THURSDAY CHALLENGE #175 ~ Sketch by Lynn
2)TOTALLY GORJUSS CHALLENGE #91 ~ Christmas in July
3)CRAFTY CATZ WEEKLY CHALLENGE #93 ~ Christmas in July
4)BAH HUMBUG CHALLENGE #30 ~ Lace
5) FUSSY & FANCY FRIDAY CHALLENGE #42 ~ Christmas in July

That's it for now see you shortly with another card
Thank you very much for stopping by my blog, luv & hugs

30/07/2011

2nd post today ~ Ballerina Tilda

Hi again,
I just wanted to post this card for a few challenges, actually I think I've exhausted them all I've run out of challenges...do I need a break or what lol.






Bazzil cardstock
Maja papers ~ Life in the country
Ballerina Tilda stamp
Magnolia ~ sentiment & chandelier garland
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Roses, buds, cherry blossom & Filigree corner
paper doily ~ poppys cabin
charm ~ ebay
stickles ~ star dust
CHALLENGES;
1) ALLSORTS CHALLENGE #114 ~ Free & Easy July
2)STAMP SOMETHING CHALLENGE ~ Summer fun
3)TOTALLY PAPER CRAFTS #77 ~ Bling it up
4)CUTIE SUNDAY CHALLENGE #145 ~ Summer
5) DUTCH LOVERS CHALLENGE #101 ~ Shaped cards
Thank you for stopping by, luv & hugs xx

SWEET STAMPIN' DT CARD 'CHRISTMAS IN JULY'

Good morning all,
What a lovely day it is, blue sky, sun shining, hope it's the same where you are.
Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Sweet Stampin' and we are celebrating Christmas in July.
Our sponsors this week are the Fabulous Tiddly Inks and they gave us these fab images to use.

Tiddly Inks are giving our winner a $10 gift voucher.

My Card;
I coloured the snowman in copics
I used Bazzil and Papermania cardstock
Nitwits papers
Ribbon & brad from my stash
Poinsettia & Holly leaves from Michaels
and berries from Wild Orchid Crafts

Thank you for stopping by.
luv & hugs xx


28/07/2011

WILD ORCHID CHALLENGE


Hiya I'm back with a second post today.
This time with my Wild orchid challenge card, I've used (and this was really a tough decision to cut!) Maja design 'Life in the Country' papers, I just love poppies, I've stitched the papers onto Bazzil cardstock, used Kort & Godt half pearls and the Poppies, roses, metal filigree corner and the ribbon are from Wild orchid crafts.
CHALLENGES;
1) WILD ORCHID CHALLENGE #28 ~ Sketch
2) PAPERPLAY CHALLENGES WEEK 30 ~ In the garden
3) CRAFT YOUR DAYS AWAY CHALLENGE #25 ~ Summertime

Thanks for looking.
luv & hugs Teresa xx

Tildas in the garden

Good morning,
Hope today finds you fit & well.
This is Tilda in the garden. I've used the Tilda wedding arch, Tilda with big ribbon and Tilda with parasol, 2 gorgeous lace butterflies, cherry blossom & roses are all from wild orchid crafts, the leaves, tag, fence dies and papers are magnolia and the little fence I cut then put through the ribbler again and painted with crackle paint. Sorry I'm in a bit of a rush today I've got to dash out.


CHALLENGES;

1) CRAFT YOUR DAYS AWAY ~ Summertime
2) TOTALLY GORJUSS ~ Punch or die
3) 2 SISTERS CHALLENGE BLOG #49 ~ Anything goes
4) PAPER SUNDAES CHALLENGE #79 ~ Beach or Summer
5) STAMP WITH FUN CHALLENGE #121 ~ Friends
6) LOLLIPOP CHALLENGE ~ Special Summer Challenge
7) ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE #46 ~ Pick of the Bunch Flowers
8) TIP TOP TUESDAY #44 ~ Make it girly
9) MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS CHALLENGE ~ Inspiration picture challenge
10) PAPERPLAY CHALLENGE WEEK 30 ~ In the garden

Thanks very much for looking and for any kind comments you may leave, luv & hugs

26/07/2011

Tuesdays Child

Good afternoon,
Well I never did get around to posting my second card yesterday so here we go, this is Tilda in summer rain and don't we know what that feels like eh?
I've followed the sketch for the CPL challenge (although my card could never look like those DT girls cards my goodness they are beauties!)
I've used Nitwit papers, layered & sewn, Wild orchid Crafts roses, tulips, cherry blossom, lace & ribbon, cheesecloth and pearls.
Also a piece of cardboard cut with labels 4 nesties put through the ribbler and painted with crackle paint, then edged with TH distress ink and stickles glitter. Hope you like it.

and here's the inside...


CHALLENGES;
1) CLP CHALLENGE #38 ~ GREAT SKETCH
2) SIMPLY MAGNOLIA CHALLENGE ~ COLOUR CHALLENGE ~ PINK/BROWN & CREAM
3)TOTALLY GORJUSS CHALLENGE ~ PUNCH OR DIE ~(LABELS 4 DIE - TAG)
4)CUPCAKE CHALLENGE #152 ~ SHABBY SPARKLE (Lots of stickles used on rain, flowers & tag)
5)TOMIC CHALLENGE #8 ~ STITCHING (Machine stitched inside & out)


Thank you very much for looking and for your very kind comments on my other cards
luv & hugs

25/07/2011

What a great day!

Hiya folks,
I'm having a great day and I hope you are too, first when I logged on this morning I found I came Top 3 in Hookedoncrafts which made me happy...then I found I won Kims Wild Orchid Crafts candy yippy! Now I've just been chatting with my Daughter on Skype (she's in America) she says she's going to ring me back shortly to do a few hours of crafting with me yay! We chat & craft on skype, it's lovely, she's lovin' making cards and I'm so pleased she's got into it.
So quickly before she rings I want to try to post a couple of cards...
This one is for the Lili of the Valley challenge


I've used roses, berries, lace butterfly and filigree corner from Wild orchid crafts, Ribbon from the Ribbon Girl Nitwit papers and of course this cute stamp POM POM from Lili of the Valley

CHALLENGES;
1)LILI OF THE VALLEY CHALLENGE #106 ~ FUN & GAMES
2) THE RIBBON GIRL CHALLENGE #10 ~ SHADES OF AQUA
3) 2 SISTERS BLOG CHALLENGE #49 ~ ANYTHING GOES
4) PAPER SUNDAES CHALLENGE #79 ~ SUMMER OR BEACH
5)CREATIVE STAMP FRIENDS CHALLENGE #30 ~ MONOCHROME
6) TOTALLY GORJUSS CHALLENGE #90 ~ PUNCH OR DIE (DIE-NAMICS DIES & MARIANNE HEART DIE)


Have fun crafting, see you later, luv & hugs

24/07/2011

Sketch & stash ~ Fizzy moon



Good evening,
I thought I was late uploading this card but thankfully the challenge has another week to run yet, I love this new sketch at Sketch N Stash because I love using lots of layers and for this one I used the other new Maja Design papers called Life in the country, I've coloured the bear in copics and used stickles 'waterfall' glitter on the flowers and on the other flowers too, it's a beautiful pale blue glitter. I've also used Die-namics dainty lace die & Parisian accent border die.
Thanks for all your lovely comments today on the other cards I've uploaded, I will get round all your blogs this evening and tomorrow.


CHALLENGES;

1) SKETCH N STASH CHALLENGE #66 ~ Great sketch (and new papers)
2)BEARLY-MINE CHALLENGE #15 ~ Tag you're it!
3)FAB 'N' FUNKY CHALLENGE #82 ~ Animal magic
4)DIE CUT DREAMS CHALLENGE #94 ~ Animal antics
5) STAMPIN' FOR THE WEEKEND CHALLENGE 13 ~ Paws for Thought
6) CRAFTING FOR ALL SEASONS Challenge #5~ Furry Friends

Thanks for looking and for your kind comments, luv & hugs

Here Come The Boys challenge #7

Hello,
I'm back 2nd post today.
This weeks challenge from HERE COME THE BOYS, we are on challenge #7 and this week our theme is Travel, here is my DT card...


I bought this lovely paper from Sunrise Crafts and I've used the Ian stamp from The Greeting Farm, Tim Holtz film ribbon & ticket, dragonfly charm from Wild Orchid Crafts, brads from my stash.

CHALLENGES;
1) Cute Card Thursday Challenge ~ For his eyes only
2) My Mums Craft Shop Challenge #15 ~ For a Teen
3) Creative Inspirations Challenge ~ Around the world
4)Simon Says Stamp Challenge ~ Use News paper
5) Creative Craft Challenges ~ 3D IT
6) 2 Sisters Challenge Blog ~ Anything Goes

Please pop over and join us at HERE COME THE BOYS for this fab challenge, we have a great prize from the lovely Sharon of Ewe2CanCraft she has given these fab goodies from her shop


Here come the boys also have some Fantastic Christmas Candy up for grabs just take a look in my sidebar and click on the picture for details!

Have fun! luv & hugs

Addicted To Stamps Challenge ~ Cupcakes

Good morning all,
Another Sunday and I'm up early, what is wrong with me lol, at least the sun is shining and the sky is blue this morning, so let's hope it's going to stay like this.
Today at ADDICTED to STAMPS we have a new challenge #9 starting and the theme is Cupcakes, Ooh I could just eat one now with my morning coffee, here's my DT card ...


I've used Raspberry Road papers again layered & sewn and I've distressed the edges with old photo distress ink, Magnolia Jam Tilda sitting on large cupcake, lace, ribbon & green rose from Wild Orchid Crafts, cream beaded roses from Joanna Sheen and Kort & Godt pearls.
Please pop over to ADDICTED TO STAMPS and play along if you can, the DT have made some fab cards for inspiration.

CHALLENGES;
1)Oldie but a Goodie Challenge ~ Lace & Ribbon
2) Paper Shelter Challenge ~ The Colour Green
3) Art Impression Stamps Challenge ~ Stitching.

Thank you for looking and any comments, luv & hugs xx

23/07/2011

Christmas in July ~ Sugar Nellie Hope

Hello again,
For my second post today it's 'Hope' by Sugar Nellie.
I saw on a blog recently someone used the 'Connie' image for a christmas card and it looked gorgeous, so I thought I'd have a go.
I coloured Hope in copics and I used Basic Grey Christmas papers, the doily is from Poppy's Cabin, poinsettias, holly & Ivy are from Michaels (Thanks again to my dear daughter)The ribbon is Green Taffeta from The Ribbon Girl, the gold filigree corner from Wild orchid crafts and Kort & Godt pearls from Joanna Sheen.
and here she is...


CHALLENGES;
1) Paper Sundaes Challenge #78 ~ Christmas in July
2) Stamp Something challenge ~ Something embellished
3) Basic Grey Challenge #49 ~ Heather's Sketch (used Basic Grey Wassail merry happy and Jovial papers)
4) Crafty Catz Weeekly Challenge #92 ~ No pink or Blue allowed
5) Christmas stamping all year long challenge ~ All about you (favourite colours traditional reds & greens)
6)Fun with shapes and more challenge #88 ~ Christmas in July
7)Christmas Inspirations Challenge #29 ~ Free christmas project
8) 7 Kids college fund challenge ~ Texture
...and that's it from me, thanks for looking and enjoy your weekend, luv & hugs xx
9) Allsorts challenge ~ Free and easy July

Gorgeous green Tilda with butterflies

Good morning,
I've two cards to post today Tilda in green and a Christmas card so here goes.
This is Tilda with butterfly and I've used the cute flower stamp from Magnolia again with old paper distress pad to add flowers around her, the papers I've layered & sewn are Raspberry Road 'Country Lemonade' I've used an LOTV swirl stamp in the corners and Magnolia green tulle roses, the Ribbon is from The Ribbon Girl and blingy charm from ebay, all pearls are Kort & Godt and the tag is a sizzix one, and stickles glitter over her dress and around the circle.
Hope you like it.


CHALLENGES;
1)Magnolia Mania Challenge #17 ~ A Sketch
2)The Paper Shelter Challenge #23 ~ The colour green
3) Allsorts Challenge week 113 ~ Free & easy July (1st entry)
4) Dream Valley Challenge #11 ~ Summer Theme
5) Paper Cutz Challenge #101 ~ Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, enjoy your Saturday, luv & hugs xx

22/07/2011

Pirate Tilda and a Special thank you

Hello and good evening,
This is one of the cards I've been working on today, I loved making this card because of these special papers are Maja Design papers and I've been trying to get my hands on these for ages...
then my good friend Arjette helped me find the shop and they arrived today so a very Special Thank you to Arjette (I love my blogging friends, you're so very kind and helpful)
Here's the piccys ...




and the inside...

The Papers are called Life by the sea by Maja Design (love them)
I really had to force myself to cut them I just wanted to look at them all day but I knew they would be perfect for the TOMIC challenge.
I used the Tim Holtz distress tool to distress the edges then layered & sewn them to blue card and I painted the egdes with Tim Holtz crackle paint (Ooh I have had fun today) other embellishments are cheescloth, raffia, anchor charm & blue brad, a piece of cardboard painted edges and added bakers twine and a large blue pearl and the sentiment is 'Best Friends'

Challenges
1) TOMIC #7 ~ Nautical
2) Dutch Magnolia Challenge ~ Summertime
3) Creative stamp friends challenge ~ Summer
4) Fussy & Fancy Challenge ~ Summer
5) Paper Cutz Challenge ~ Anything Goes

...and that's it for now, I want to spend some time blog hopping so see you over at your place in a few minutes :o)

Thanks again Arjette and thank you to all who come to view my card.
luv & hugs xx

21/07/2011

Tilda with plant

This is my entry for the Just Magnolia & Stanglar challenge...as you can see I'm rushing again, didn't think I'd have it ready in time phew!
I love this Tilda with her potted flowers plant,



Challenges;
1) Just Magnolia & Hanglar Challenge ~ Pink, Purple & Pearls
2) Deep Ocean Challenge ~ Ribbons
3) Hookedoncraft Challenge ~ With love
4) Craft your passion challenge ~ Text it


20/07/2011

Sugar Nellie Grace



Good evening and welcome to my blog,
Today I've been busy making this Easel card for the Shabby Tearoom and other challenges, I loved the photo inspiration at the Shabby Tearoom because it gave me the ideal opportunity to use these lovely papers I bought from Crafts4U (to be honest it was hard bringing myself to cut them but I knew I had to one day)
The paper is called Romantique by Prima
Roses and filigree corners by Wild Orchid Crafts,
(the corners I painted white then covered them with stickles they look gorgeous)
Kort & Godt pearls
lace from stash and a sweet gold bow charm

Challenges;
1) The Shabby Tearoom Challenge #71 ~ So Charming ~ Photo inspiration and charm
2) Tip Top Tuesday Challenge #43 ~ Shaped cards
3)Creative Craft Challenge ~ 3D IT
4) Stampavie & More Challenge ~ Birthdays
5) Totally Papercrafts Challenge #75~ Girly girls
6) Crafts and Me Challenge #44 ~ Add a flower
7)Allsorts Challenge blog ~ Free & Easy July
8)Craft Your Days away challenge #24 ~ Fancy Folds

.....and that's it!
Ooh I'm a very happy lady, a man has just knocked the door with my craft card from Sunrise Crafts yippy! I love how they deliver to your door at any time of the day, marvelous.
See you later, luv & hugs xx


18/07/2011

Tilda friends

Hiya peeps,
Yes I've made another easel, this time it's using two Tildas and the window stamp all coloured using copics.


I've used Raspberry road backing papers layered & sewn and I've stamped this cute ribbon & flowers stamp in the corners,
Magnolia tag die (x2)
cheesecloth,
Kort & Godt pearls,
MS punched tiny butterflies
Wild orchid roses & ribbon

Challenges;

1)Magnolia Down Under challenge ~ Create a Scene
2)Magnolia Stamp Lovers challenge ~ Summer colours
3)Magnoliahaaste Challenge ~ Holiday
4)Magnolia Mania Challenge ~ Happy Birthday
5)Anything Goes Challenge blog ~ More than one fold
6)The Dutch Magnolia Chickies Challenge ~ Summer
7) Simon Says Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Thanks again for looking and for your kind comments. luv & hugs

17/07/2011

Sugar Nellie Joy




Hiya all, hope you are enjoying a relaxing Sunday.
I thought I'd upload my second for the day, this is Sugar Nellie Joy, it's been a while since I used this image and I think she's so cute, I've followed the sketch by KiKi at the Sugar Bowl the theme for this week is to include lace as an optional extra, so I've used this dainty lace doily & border die set by Die-namics, the paper is from Crafts4U (sewn & layered), Roses & buds from Wild Orchid crafts and my little gold bow charm is from ebay, I've also used the Magnolia sentiment. Hope you like it.

Challenges;
1)The Sugar Bowl Challenge ~ Kiki's Sketch & lace
2)Anything Goes Challenge ~ More than one fold.
3)Digital Tuesday Challenge ~ Spellbound (used Die-namics dies)
4)Deep Ocean Challenge ~ Cards
5) Creative Craft Challenges ~ pretty Blossoms
6) Moving Along With The Times Challenge ~ Favourite Things (Dies, roses & sugar nellie images)
7) Divas by Design Challenge ~ Pastels
8) Simon Says Stamp Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, luv & hugs

Totally Tilda ~ Christmas hanging ornament

Good morning all,
Today at Totally Tilda a new challenge is starting and it's all about Christmas hanging decorations, no cards this week just hanging decorations and Tilda of course.
I've made this hanging lollipop cone,


I've used Magnolia paper, mini tilda with lamp & magnolia sentiment, lace from Wild orchid crafts, Poinsettias & holly leaves from Michaels (Thanks to my daughter) Ribbon from my local stockist. Oh and a string of pearls to complete it.
Hope you like it, don't forget to pop over and see if you are a winner or in the Top 3 of the last challenge and I hope you can join in this new one. Have fun!

Challenges;
1) Allsorts Challenge ~ Free & Easy July
2) 2 Sisters Challenge blog ~ Christmas in July
3)Sparkles Forum Christmas Challenge ~ Glitter
4) Fun with Shapes and more challenge ~ Anything but a card
5)Christmas Inspirations ~ Free christmas project
6)Bah Humbug Challenge ~ Shaped projects
7) Stamp Something ~ Christmas in July
8) Simply Create ~ Christmas Time
9) Paper Sundaes Challenge ~ Christmas in July

luv & hugs xx