Sunday, 30 December 2012


Hi there lovely bloggers! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas?
This is my first time at Debby's "Favourite Fives" - if you would like to join in the fun and share your five most favourite cards of 2012 , you can find the link HERE!    
Many thanks to Debby
 for organising such a brilliant end-of-year "get-together"!

So - here are my choices ~ (clicking the pics. gives more detail)!
Really enjoyed all the inking, and this is one of my fave. LOTV fairies.
The original Post is HERE 

A bit of resisting, and a lot of inking - so enjoyable !
The original Post is HERE

Really enjoyed making my first ever Book Card, but it was difficult to photograph! More details can be seen on the original Post, which is HERE

Cinnabar - one of my all-time favourite stamps.
The original Post is HERE

More inkiness and "resisting" !
The original Post is HERE

Thanks for looking ~
Wishing you all a very Happy and Peaceful 2013.

Update - 8th January -  thanks to Mr Random Generator, who picked my Number, I am the lucky winner of Debby's gorgeous candy!  I am a very happy bunny! 
 Thank you again Debby, and thank you Mr Generator! 

Thursday, 20 December 2012


Hi peeps!  This is a Christmas card and a Thank You card rolled into one,  for all my wonderful crafting friends, followers and visitors - you are awesome!  
Thank you for all your lovely comments, your friendship, and your inspiration. I can hardly believe it's three and a half years since I started my Blog ~ it would have been pretty boring without you!!     (Oooooh - candy alert for May 2013)!!!
Sending love, and wishing you all a very happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year.

As you  have probably noticed, I don't often do cute, but I saw this gorgeous 
"Rosie and Sledge" digi  image  HERE  at the Digi Stamp Boutique, and couldn't resist!
Papermania Kraft card
Pink Petticoat snowflake papers
Image coloured with Copics.
Fun Flock and glitter on the clothing.
Memory Box Crystal Snowflake
LOTV sentiment cut with a CB die.
I am entering this card into the Digi Stamp Boutique December challenge.
Lots of love to all ~

Thursday, 13 December 2012


Hi lovely bloggers - hope you are all keeping warm and happy, wherever you may be.

It's our last challenge of the year at In The Pink, so why not pop over to the Blog and join in the fun!  You can also find out who the Perfect Pinkies are for the Pink Christmas challenge.

Our theme this fortnight is PINK AND PEARLIE - easy-peasy or what!

This is one of my favourite LOTV Fairies, and I was aiming for a shabby-chic, soft focus, gently coloured creation - not sure if my plan worked!!
Papers -Papermania Rose Garden (had them for ages).
The Fairy is very softly coloured with Copics.
MS Doily Lace border punch.
Some distressing around the image.
Lace and a little Glamour Dust, and 6 pearl gems to finish.
The base card is SU Pink Pirouette.
Christine and I  will be back with our next Challenge on January 10th 2013.
Huge thanks to everyone who has taken the time to share their beautiful creations with us over the last few months - we are so looking forward to seeing you again in 2013.
On a very different note - some of you may remember my FIL celebrating his 100th Birthday two years ago - I posted a little bit about it HERE.
Amazingly, he reached his 102nd Birthday last week - he still lives in his own home (with a great deal of support, particularly from my dear Hubby), he is quite healthy, and has an excellent memory -  There is hope for us yet!!

Lots of love, and thank you so much for your wonderful comments.

Thursday, 6 December 2012


Hi lovely bloggers friends and followers - hope you are all having a happy day?
Just popped by to share a card which I have made for the Xmas Card Swap at the Chocolate Baroque Online Community Group. 
I thought you might like to see it and here it is ~

The Chocolate Baroque stamp  is from the Christmas Flourish set - one of my all-time favourites.
The image was stamped onto white card with Versamark ink and heat embossed with white emb. powder.
Several shades of blue Distress Inks were applied over the image with a TH Inkssentials applicator. 
Sentiment - "Christmas" from HOTP,  "Wishes" from Layers of Color.
A mixture of water with a tiny amount of household bleach was spritzed over the ink to give a snowy effect.
A sprinkling of Glamour Dust added here and there to the Holly leaves.

I would like to enter the following challenges ~
Christmas at Sweet Stampin Challenge - "Christmas Anything Goes"
Try It On Tuesday - "Lets Get Inky"
My Craft Spot - "Merry Christmas"
Victorine Originals - "Blue and White"
The Stamp Man - "In The Bleak Midwinter"

Love and Hugs,