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.


Tuesday 27 August 2013


Hi there lovely bloggers! I have just taken a short break from preparing  projects for my upcoming craft class on Saturday - well it seems such a shame to be indoors during this beautiful weather doesn't it! Hubby and I were sat in the back garden, having a coffee, and the divine scent from the Oriental Lilies was wafting by, and I thought it would be nice to share a photo of the Lilies. 
(Don't say I never think of you)!  

We bought the original 4 bulbs 10 years ago, and they keep on multiplying and growing taller each summer. This year we bought them beautiful new, larger "homes" so they could thrive  - they are now over 6ft tall. (this pic. is from just one of the pots).
Isn't nature wonderful.

Hope you are all having a very happy week ~

Saturday 17 August 2013


Hello lovely bloggers and ATCAS fans! 
What fabulous creations you made for our last ATCAS challenge - thanks to everyone who joined in the fun! 
It's time for another Challenge, and this fortnight the Code Word has been chosen by our very talented Teamie Florence, and here it is:-
Our wonderful sponsor is Delicious Doodles , who are offering four of their beautiful digi images to our CAS Perfectionist.

I decided to go with a Christmas Holiday theme for my card. 
These  Xmas wreaths are very easy to make, and it's a great way to use up those snippets!

I punched a circle from cardstock, layered loads of holly leaves  
which  I punched from various papers and cardstock, some red "berries" and stars, a few white pearls and a large amount of glitter!

Other items used - bakers twine, a HOTP sentiment and glue!

Thanks for popping by ~

Friday 16 August 2013


Hi lovely bloggers - hope you are having a happy week. Mine has been rather busy again, due to grandchildren duties during the school hols.! Today is a "free" day -  time for crafting!

Just sharing a card which I made with the Belleek technique. It gives a fabulous porcelain/bisque effect. If you would like the "how to" details, and info. about the Belleek company in Northern Ireland, just click HERE and HERE

Materials used:-

White cardstock.
Stampin' Up Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder
Sentiment - SU "This Day Forward" set, inked with
Memento London Fog.
Hand-cut banner.
SU Elegant Butterfly punch.
Sizzix die - Ovals with Ornate Edges Frame.
Spun Sugar Distress Ink, and Speedball brayer.
My very old Cuttlebug machine - it's indestructible!
I am entering my card into the following challenges ~
Cuttlebug Mania - Embossing. 
Make My Monday - Dimension.

Happy Crafting everyone ~

Saturday 3 August 2013


Hi lovely bloggers - hope you have had a warm and  happy week!
Here we are again, with another fabulous Code Word for you, at 
ATCAS.  The Code Word has been chosen by our lovely Teamie, Sue.
And what else could it be, but ............. SUMMER!!
We have lots of DT inspiration for you, plus some gorgeous Guest Designer projects from our Sponsor's talented Design Team.

Here is my little cutie!

I couldn't resist this Mo Manning "Summer Girl" image with her ice lolly and "fish" sunglasses! 
I coloured her with Copics and SU glitter on her sunglasses. 
Sky lightly coloured with chalks,  and Copics for the sand. 
The orange mat was also coloured with a Copic marker.
"Sweet, Sweet" from the SU Happy Day stamp set. 
"Summer" is from the Layers of Colour Art Stamps Happy Wishes set.
Our amazing Sponsor this fortnight is Joanna Munster from 
Do pop over there to view the fabulous selection of stamps.
If you are chosen as our CAS Perfectionist, you will receive a $20 Gift Voucher from Joanna, to spend in her online store. 
Look forward to seeing your beautiful Summer creations!

I would like to enter my card into the Crafts-Too Challenge
Twist 1 -  Fun in the Sun, and
Mo's Challenge - "G is for ......! (Girl, Green, Glitter)!

Happy Crafting ~