Sunday 27 February 2011


Update - 3rd March! This Gracious Lady is the Winner of the Fashion Challenge at MAWTT - thanks ladies, and whoo-hoo!!
Hi there lovely bloggers - hope you are well, and enjoying the weekend.
Thanks to everyone who joined us at the last Sentimental Sundays challenge - this week we have an easy-peasy challenge - "Anything Goes", (plus a sentiment), so lots of scope for everyone.
As usual, there will be prizes for the winners, and some more beautiful freebie sentiments for you to grab.
As we can make whatever we like, I decided to use some of my favourite things, as follows:-

Gracious Lady stamp from Hero Arts
Cream and black papers from SU (Love Letter)
Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die
Sentiment and "Paris" stamps from the
"French Mail" set by Crafty Secrets.
The image was stamped onto acetate, and onto cream cardstock behind the acetate, to give the image more depth.
Gilding flakes (copper, gold and silver) were adhered on the reverse of the acetate.
Paper edges distressed with scissors and Antique Linen DI.
Flower edges inked with black, petals spritzed with Tiger Lily Glimmer Mist, and a metal button with twine added to the centre.
Machine stitching and brads to finish.
I would like to enter my card into the Fashion challenge at MAWTT
and the Stripes challenge at Creative Inspirations
So peeps, I look forward to seeing your beautiful creations ~ Love to all .......

Monday 21 February 2011


Hi peeps - hope you are all happy and well.
Just a short(ish) post today, firstly to apologise for not visiting my lovely friends and followers as often as I would have liked, over the past couple of weeks. I will get back to normal in a day or two (please forgive me)! 
 Thought it best to visit GP today and was prescribed antibiotics - apparently there is a secondary chest infection on top of the original flu bug.  However, there's always a glittery lining to every cloud - I've shed half a stone in weight in the last couple of weeks!!
Anyway - enough of that  - on to the second bit of my Post - the Tim Holtz class last Thursday - whoo-hoo!!
The class was fantastic (of course).  Everyone created a hard backed journal book, full of pockets, tags, fab. Tim Holtz papers, products I had never used before such a Kraft Resist, Tissue Tape, Facets, plastic Alpha Parts, etc etc etc. The 4 hours were crammed with hints and tips and loads of techniques, and I would not have missed it for the world. The pages require some more detail adding, to finish them off, and I may store some inspirational crafting ideas in the Journal, as a book of reference for the future. 

Tim is the most amazing guy, with a great sense of humour, and totally approachable.  (He even signed my Journal - how cool is that) !!!
This one may amuse you (or maybe not)!!
I cropped this picture as I was grinning sooooo much (well, who can blame me) -  I looked like a manic Cheshire Cat - very scary indeed!! (Does anyone remember the "WOT" cartoon character)??!!!
Have a wonderful week.  See you all soon. 

Sunday 13 February 2011



 Happy Sunday everyone! Thank you for all your good wishes for my recovery from the "bug" - still not totally Ok, but much better than I was.  As long as I am fully recovered for next Thursday, I really don't mind - yep, I'm going to a Tim Holtz class at Art from the Heart - Sir Tim is visiting Yorkshire - Yaaaaay!!  I am soooo excited - no wonder my tummy is doing cart-wheels!!
So, back to the plot -  at Sentimental Sundays this week the challenge is to use Red, Pink and White.
Along with the colour challenge, a sentiment is required on your project please.
There are fab. prizes to be won, from Meljen's Designs and Raindrop Echo Designs - click the SS link above to find out more!
Thanks to everyone who entered last week - there were lots of fabulous projects.  Hope to see you all again this week!
My DT card is a "clean and simple" design, which I thought would be ideal for a couple of stamps I bought recently.
  WHITE cardstock - Stampin Up
 RED  Cherry Cobbler ink, also from SU
PINK ribbon from stash.
Pink crystal gem in the centre of the flourish.
Flourish stamp from a SU set.
Sentiment stamp - from a KandCo set. 
If you would like to see some really fabulous Clean and Simple designs, pop over to
Sarita's work is amazing. 
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-
Wednesday Stamper - Expressions of Love,
Incy Wincy - LOVE,  
By The Cute and Girly - RED and any other colour.
Have a happy week ~

Wednesday 9 February 2011


Wow - an update! This gorgeous Fairy from Phindy's Place won "Card of the Week" in the Embossing Challenge.
Thank you!
Hi lovely friends and bloggers - hope you are having a good week, wherever you are. I have caught some kind of bug, but I was determined to post my card before having an early night. 
My middle Granddaughter, Jemima,  will be 8 in a couple of weeks - she loves pink, purple and fairies, so this wonderful image from Phindy's Place is just perfect. I am entering this week's Challenge at Phindy's - Embossing (dry or heat).
I have embossed deep purple Bazzill card, using my
Eazi-Score Board and an embossing tool, to create the diagonal squares design. Pink gems have been added to the cross sections, and Phindy's Flower Top Fairy Rose has been coloured with Copics, cut out with a circle Nestie, leaving the wing-tips overlapping the circle (not as easy as I thought it would be)!!. 
SU Dazzling Diamonds glitter on the wings, and some flower lace around the edge.
I will, of course, personalise the card before giving it to my Granddaughter.
Thank you for popping by - Love to all who visit (hope you don't catch the lurgy)! ~