Tuesday 31 December 2013


Hello there my lovelies - hope you had a very merry Christmas, and may 2014 be a happy and peaceful year for all of you.

I am joining in with Debby's "Favourite 5 Creations" again this year. Thanks so much Debby, for organising this brilliant end-of-year crafty celebration. 

Here are my 5 faves of 2013:-

A tag with a favourite stamp of mine -
The original Post is HERE

The look of Belleek porcelain, in pale pink and white. 
Original Post HERE

Original Post HERE

Crumb Cake and White.  Original Post HERE

Original Post is HERE

Thanks  so much for taking the time to visit

Thursday 19 December 2013


Hello my wonderful friends, visitors, bloggers and anyone else who happens to be passing by!   Welcome! 
I am sharing a card which I made just for the sheer fun of it - my mojo has been missing recently so I thought it was time to get out the inks and just have a play.
I bought this gorgeous Noor stamp several months ago - one of those "I've GOT to have it" moments, and this is it's first outing - how naughty!!


Cardstock - Stampin' Up (Wisteria Wonder layered onto Basic Black).
Stamp from Noor Designs at Joycrafts.
The Rose is coloured with Copics.
Distressed postcard, flourishes and all edges, are coloured with Distress Inks.
Diecut  - Spellbinders Fantastic Flourish Two (cut out twice).
Sentiment - Penny Black.
I am entering the following challenge -
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes.
Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas-time, and a very happy & peaceful New Year.

Saturday 7 December 2013


Hi crafty peeps - thank you for visiting! 
Hope you are keeping warm and cosy indoors, but if you like icy cold snow, you will love our last challenge of the year at ATCAS!
Your Hostess this fortnight is the lovely Karen and she has chosen the Code Word ........ 
Yes - we would love to see your Clean and Simple Snowflake creations!
Our generous sponsor this time is Kathryne of Stampart Designs
who is offering 5 digi images of the winner's choice.

Do pop over to the ATCAS Blog for some snowy DT inspiration! 

Here is my little DT card!

Recipe -
Cardstock - Crumb Cake and Whisper White
Winter wreath made with a Martha Stewart Branch punch,
a tiny Woodware snowflake punch and Glamour Dust!
Tiny sentiment - HOTP.
I am joining the "Snow" challenge at Keep It Simple  .
Our next Challenge will be on January 4th 2014.
In the meantime, have a very Happy Holiday!

Saturday 23 November 2013


Hello lovely friends, followers and bloggers - another 2 weeks have rolled by, and it's time to announce a new challenge at Addicted to Clean and Simple!
The code word was chosen by our very talented Teamie, Vicki and she is also your host for this fortnight ..........
Our generous sponsor is Digi Darla Designs and the  prize is 
5 images of the winner's choice.
I have used the Digi Darla image, "Naughty Kitty Fish Bowl", which is sooooo cute!
and here he is .........
Other items used .......
White linen cardstock - Craft Creations.
Image softly coloured with Copic markers.
Sentiment from the SU "Happy Day" set (no surprise there then)!
Hand-made banner.
Do pop over to the ATCAS blog to find out what our lovely DT have been up to!
Look forward to seeing your beautiful Pet creations!
Have a warm and happy weekend.
Hugs -

Wednesday 20 November 2013


Hi - thanks for visiting!
Just popping by with a vintage Christmas card.  I intended to make a tag, but somehow it has ended up as a card ! Has that ever happened to you?!

The lovely Ignacio from Nicecrane Designs very kindly sent me some beautiful vintage images to play with, and as it's almost Christmas (oh yes it is!), I started with this fab. picture.

Other materials used -
SU Cherry Cobbler  and Crumb Cake cardstock
SU Linen thread
Tiny sentiments - HOTP
Background paper - Craftwork Cards.
Distress inks, 
Tiny star punch 
Paper ribbler 
Machine stitching, and lace.

Hugs ~

Saturday 9 November 2013


Hello lovely bloggers - many thanks for popping by!

Our new challenge at ATCAS is a rather special one - the Code Word may give you a hint!

 Yes - we would love you to help us celebrate the FIRST ANNIVERSARY of Addicted to Clean and Simple! It's one year since our wonderful leader, Kylie, started the ATCAS challenge blog, and I'm sure you will agree - she has done an amazing job! 
Your Hostess this fortnight is the fabulous Marie  and because this is a special occasion, there will be some extra gifts for our CAS Perfectionist, plus 3 sheets of digis from our generous Sponsor, Deedee's Digis.   Your card design can be for any kind of anniversary, as long as it's CAS, with lots of "white space".  Full details HERE.

 and here is my DT card -
Recipe ~
Indigo Blu "Tree-mendous" stamp
Kaleidacolour  Fruitcake ink pad
SU sentiment - Memorable Moments set
SU red Glimmer Paper and Woodware heart punch plus hand-drawn "string"!
Pin-pricked border.
We are also starting a new feature at ATCAS - a new Guest Designer will join us each month, and our first Guest Designer is the very talented Bonnie Klass ... welcome to the team Bonnie!

Look forward to seeing you all at the Anniversary Party!

Tuesday 5 November 2013

A Merry Christmas with lots of glitter!

Hi lovely friends and followers - thank you for visiting my blog today!
Just popping by with a Christmas card -which I would like to enter into the Marianne's Design Divas challenge - Winter/Christmas, using at least 3 Marianne items.

3 Marianne dies - Trees - LR0283, Village - LR0284 and an old fave of mine - Flourish 118,  -I have added part of this die onto the glittery snow (left-hand side).
The beautiful sentiment is from Inkylicious.
The spotty paper is  from Craft Creations.
There is lots of Crystal Glamour Dust on this card, but unfortunately, it doesn't show up very well on my photo! So sorry!

Happy crafting - Hugs, 

Saturday 26 October 2013


Hello lovely friends and bloggers - we have a fab. challenge for you at 
Addicted to CAS which you are going to love!! Our brilliant leader - Kylie, chose the code-word, and here it is ....!
We would like you to use just one card layer. If you are using a digi image, it must be printed directly onto the card.  As always, the design should be Clean and Simple, with lots of empty space!  

I printed the Poppy Oval image (from DigiDarla Designs) directly onto white card, then I used Copics to colour the image and chalks for the sky. 
(A pre-coloured option of the Poppy Oval is also available).
The sentiment was created with the SU Best Dad Ever set (thinking of), and a hAnglar and stAnglar "For You" stamp (You)! 

Our fabulous Sponsor this fortnight is DigiDarla Designs, and the prize
 for our CAS Perfectionist is 5 images of the winner's choice.
So ladies and gents - get your thinking caps on - can't wait to see your fabulous One Layer creations!

Happy Crafting ~

Saturday 12 October 2013


Thank you to all the talented crafters who submitted some wonderful entries for our Fall/Autumn challenge - it was so difficult to choose the winners. 
The Code Word for the new challenge at ATCAS , chosen by the very talented Christine , is ........... 

Our generous sponsor this fortnight is Nicecrane Designs.
The prize for our CAS Perfectionist is a $20 Gift Voucher to spend in the fabulous Nicecrane Designs online store.
To qualify, your card must be CAS, with plenty of "white space".

My DT card ~ closed and open! 

I removed a narrow panel from the front of my card, and replaced it with a strip of acetate.
A strip of grey and white spotty paper (from Pink Petticoat)
was attached to the back panel inside the card.
The Memory Box Gwyneth Flourish was adhered to the card only, so there was no glue on the acetate. 
A tiny  Hero Arts sentiment was stamped with SU Smoky Slate ink.
Look forward to seeing more of your amazing creations!

Happy Crafting ~

Saturday 28 September 2013


Happy weekend lovely Bloggers!  
I am the Hostess for this fortnight's challenge at Addicted to Clean and Simple, and the Code Word I have chosen for you is 
Our generous Sponsor is The Paper Nest Dolls - the prize for our CAS Perfectionist is a $25 Gift Voucher to spend in their online 
Digi store. 
To qualify, your entry must be Clean and Simple.

I have two cards to share with you - the first is an adorable
Paper Nest Dolls image - Pumpkin Patch Emma, coloured with Copics set in a Nestie square frame. Sky sponged with SU Soft Sky ink and
a torn paper template.  
(sorry about the blue hue - the card is white IRL - any advice would be appreciated)!!

My second card is a DL size, very simple design using my
favourite Cuttlebug leaf dies.
Coloured with various Distress Inks, spritzed with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mist (as is the background).  The gold shimmer does not show up on the picture though!

Can't wait to see your amazing creations - don't forget to leave plenty of "white space"!

Happy Crafting ~

Saturday 14 September 2013


Hi lovely friends and followers - I hope Mr Blogger posts this for me - this is a scheduled post as I am not here - I am somewhere else!!

It's time for another challenge at Addicted to Clean and Simple, and the
Code Word has been chosen by the oh-so-talented  Sandie, our Hostess for this fortnight.

 Here is my DT card ~

Black cardstock
SU Little Leaves Sizzlits
SU Elegant Butterfly punch
Sentiment - Layers of Color Art Stamps
Black Archival Ink
Distress Inks applied with Inkssentials Blending Tool.
Our wonderful Sponsor this week is Paper Nest Dolls ~
Our CAS Perfectionist will win a $25 voucher to spend on their choice of digi images from the on-line store.
To qualify, your project must be CLEAN AND SIMPLE.
Full details can be found HERE on the ATCAS Blog.

See you soon ~

Wednesday 4 September 2013


Hi lovely friends and bloggers - I hope you are well, and enjoying warm weather wherever you are.
I have been stamping and inking today, to create a card for the
Sew-n-Sew challenge at Fashionable Stamping.

Stamps used:-
Crafty Individuals sewing sets - CI-328 and 322.
Indigo Blu crackle background. 
A beautiful stamp from the Flonzcraft Gibson Girl Collection, which was my fabulous winner's prize from Fashionable Stamping in the June "Tag Time" challenge. I cut out the stamped image, added some lace and attached her with silicone glue to add dimension.
Other items:-
A small brass oval frame, coloured with Gesso and DI.
The "reflection" in the mirror was created by inking the stamp and rolling a brayer over the inked image, then transferring it onto a piece of card.  Image softly coloured with Copics and trimmed to fit the frame. 
Copics to colour the main image.
Distress inks and Archival Coffee.
Machine stitching.
Buttons and cotton thread.
Spellbinder's Fancy Tags Two.
Brown lace from stash.
Cardstock - SU Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Chocolate Chip.
I would also like to enter the Vintage (or Old) challenge at 
Simply Create Too.

A warm welcome to my latest followers - Michal, Chris, and a mysterious lady who is sitting out the back - would love to know who you are so I can pop over and leave you a comment!
Love and Hugs ~

Saturday 31 August 2013


Hi lovely bloggers - hope you have had a good week, with more to come!

It's ATCAS challenge time again, and this fortnight's Code Word has
been chosen by our lovely Teamie, Harriet. The Code Word is .....

 I have used the SU "Music Notes" wheel for my DT card.

I stamped the Music Notes onto white card, punched the hearts with
the SU "Full Heart", and used the same punch for the red background hearts, then machine stitched down the centres.
Tiny heart stamp (very old), from Hobby Art.
Printed sentiment - computer generated. 
Does anyone else remember The Troggs from the 60's, and their
song "Wild Thing" (you make my heart sing)? 

Our lovely Sponsor this fortnight is The Paper Nest Dolls
Our CAS Perfectionist will win a gift voucher for
$25 to spend in their fabulous on-line store.