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Friday, 19 September 2014


Today over at Polkadoodles we have a brand new challenge
This fabby sketch
 I used the fantastic Work and Play Festive Hollybobs collection. 
** Work & Play Collection 5 FESTIVE HOLLYBOBS Collection
There are so many lush papers to mix and match
I had not used the ginger bread before so went down that route
How cute are they!

The flower and holly have been layered to give some depth.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014


I so love Etty, (a friend of Winston's)
I made a card with her the other day and as I was making it, I already had whirlwinds travelling around my head of my next project with her.
You can find the wonderfull Winston collection here
I am loving these round easel cards, but this time did a mini one, I still managed to pack lots of bits on.
All the papers, of course Etty, flowers, button, dress, zip, hats are all from the lovely Winston collection
honestly every time I look I find something new
**  Winston Deluxe Papercrafting CD Collection

The sewing maching was cut on my portrait using matching papers from the collection
I added a little pink bakers twine and then again turned to the collection for a couple of buttons, flowers and a scrap of material .

I distressed around the edge of Etty and added white liquid pearls here and there. Added a couple of hat pins and a hanger and a few pearls. A puddle of glossy accents to the flower centers.

Finished off with a little bit of bling dotted about

I would like to enter this into
Sweet Stamps - Anything Goes
A little bit Crafty - Distress It
Tinker-Dream - Sewing
Decorate to Celebrate - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Christmas in Purple and Blue

A fab new challenge awaits you over at Digi Choosday
Christmas in blues/purples
SAVE 25% on all Digi Stamps in the store HERE
Simply enter code DC179 at the checkout to get your discount! 

It ends at midnight today so don't miss it whoop whoop! 
What a beautiful colour combination for Christmas. I decided to make a Christmas snowflake lantern.
 The purple paper is from
** Work & Play Collection 5 FESTIVE HOLLYBOBS Collection
along with
 Hollybobs Mistletoe digistamp (also available on the cd) - 
and also as a clear stamp
Hollybobs Mistletoe digistamp
Coloured with Graph'It Markers
 I added some white liquid pearls - some vellum behind the snowflakes, and a tiny battery flicking candle xx

I would like to enter this into
Paper Creator's Craft - Early Christmas
The Christmas Challenge - Under The Mistletoe
Craft My Life - Not a Card
Crafty Boots- Anything Goes

Monday, 15 September 2014

Love to Create GDT

I was honoured to be asked to be a GDT for today over at
There is a fab new challenge that start today
I used this cutie image Bashful that you can find in 
Stitchy Stamps Store here

Coloured with Graph'It Markers
added some stripey paper for my stripes and lots of little emblies from stash.
So why not add some lines and pop across and join the fun
I would like to enter this into
Allsorts - Sugar and Spice
Digi Designs - Add Stripes
Sweet Stampin' - Spots (on button) Stripes (on Paper)

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Etty - Happy Birthday

Earlier this week I blogged a shadow box using the lovely new Deluxe collection from Polkadoodles called Winston
Today I am sharing with you this  Birthday card  that I made yesterday for my Sister using the lovely Etty.
How absolutly cute is she! and I just love the little bird.
All the papers used , Etty, Bird , Tea-Cup, Tea Pot, Cake Butterfly, Balloon, Hearts Sentiment are all from the collection
I glossy accented over Etty's nose, Birds beak and Balloon.
Added in a few flowers and a little bling from stash
and finished off with some Pearls, Candi and Liquid Pearls (petal Pink)- I also used spun sugar Distress Ink around Etty.
I would like to enter this into
A Creative Romance - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Celebrations
613 Avenue - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Celebrate with Jewels or Pearls
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes

Friday, 12 September 2014

Tag Your it

Tag your it!!
This is a mid-way reminder for the fun challenge over at Polkadoodles
I adore making tags , so this was a great challenge for me -
 I decided to use the lovely 

** Work & Play Collection 5 FESTIVE HOLLYBOBS Collection

 as it was quite a big project I went for using the pre coloured images.
 All the papers and sentiments are also from the collection. Finished off with some small cuts of ribbon and a card candi in center of bow

I would like to enter this into
The Ribbon Girl - Add Ribbon
Divas by design - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Christmas with Ribbons(first set of tags)
Dream it up - Christmas
A creative Romance - Anything Goes

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Getting ready for Christmas

I absolutly adore making tags, (there are more tomorrow on my blog!)
Nothing looks better than a parcel, covered with brown paper and a lovely ribbon with a handmade tag
I had some free time today, bit too cold for gardening which was the plan, so to the craft desk I did go
I used the lovely image from the Paper Shelter
Getting Ready for Christmas
That you can find here 
I printed it out twice so I fussy cut the trousers, socks, jacket and hat to give some depth .
I coloured with Graph'It markers and used glamour dust for sparkle.
I used a lovely Christmas embossing folder and finished off with some Holly, White Liquid Pearls, Bakers Twine,and a lovely sparkly flower from stash
I would like to enter this into
The Paper Shelter - Embossing
Crafty Cardmakers -Dry Embossing
CRAFT- Christmas