Sunday 14 August 2016


Hi lovely bloggers - hope you are enjoying the warm weather, wherever you are.
Just popping by with a card for this week's LIM challenge - 
it's Week #289 and the challenge is - a One Layer Card, with "Something French".

I used an old stamp set called  "French Mail", with Jet Black Archival Ink.
Distress Ink pads (Faded Jeans and Festive Berries) swished onto the corner.

Happy Crafting ~

Friday 10 June 2016


Hi lovely friends, followers and crafters - it's been a while since I posted on my blog -  Mojo has been missing big time.   When I saw this Heartfelt Creations stamp,"Dream in Beauty" It gave me the inspiration to get my inks out again! 

I used Distress Inks for all the colouring.  For the background I swished 
ink pads with wet-wipes, then swished the inky wipes onto the card!

I stamped a second Butterfly, fussy-cut it and adhered onto the base image.
(the "believe" wording is from SU).

I would like to enter my card in the following Challenges:-

Eureka Stamps -  challenge #196 - "Things With Wings"

Addicted To Stamps and More - challenge 197 - "Make Your Mark"

Stamping Sensations - June Challenge -  "Feature a Creature"

Crafting With Dragonflies - challenge # 59 - "Dragonflies or Butterflies"

Happy Crafting, and love to all ~

Tuesday 3 May 2016

Week 274 at LESS IS MORE.

Hello lovely friends, followers, crafters, and anyone else who might be popping by!
Welcome to my latest followers -   Pam of Pams Paper and Ink and Sharon (sadly, no links)
It's Lucky Dip Week at Less Is More,
and the Challenge is to use Designer Paper in a CAS style.
All details, and the fab. DT inspiration, can be seen here

I used an old snippet of double-sided Stampin' Up DP, and
created a very simple shirt with a template I made a couple of years ago. 

Have a happy crafty week  ~

Friday 26 February 2016


Hi lovely crafters - CRAFT STASH are launching some beautiful new
Apple Blossom Craft Collection Dies  HERE! Today (26th Feb).

I will be setting off on my jollies today, so I won't be around for a while.
Before I go, I am sharing these DT cards I made with some of the new dies -

First card, using  Ornate Corner 1

I die-cut the "Ornate Corner 1" on two opposite corners of the white card,
 and adhered the left-over cut-outs onto the other two corners.
The white card was layered onto a square of Aqua cardstock which was then layered onto the
white base card.  A small square of white card was stamped with a sentiment and placed in the centre.

 Ornate Flourish 3

I love this beauty - it is 6" long and just over 2" at the widest point .
Perfect for borders and so much more!
(Panel  coloured with distress Inks.)

Ornate Corner 5

I know Valentines Day has been and gone,
but this  corner die would be suitable for lots of occasions, any time of the year!

Hope you enjoy browsing the new Apple Blossom Die Collection -


Sunday 21 February 2016

# 264 Challenge at LESS IS MORE -

Hi lovely friends, followers, bloggers and anyone else passing by! Hope you are well and happy.

My 'puter has been poorly on and off for several weeks - it was quite a challenge in itself to get this Post onto my blog, but I was determined to enter the LIM challenge, which this week is

The  image is a Papermania URBAN Art Deco stamp, inked with  Archival Jet Black.

I used white cardstock, and the SU  Woodgrain EF for the sassy lady to lean on, and  added 
some Frosted Lace Stickles to her furry clothing. (as usual, the glimmer doesn't show on the photo)!!
I added a little colouring with Copics.
Sentiment - also Stampin' Up.
I would also like to enter the "Just One Layer" challenge at
Fantasy Stampers Challenge Blog.

Wishing you all a very happy week -

Thursday 14 January 2016


Hi lovely crafters -

10 beautiful new collections of stamps and dies sets have been launched today at CRAFT STASH - they can all be seen HERE. Some of the sets are also available without the dies.
These new stamps include Vintage Fashion, Birds, Gardens, Mums, Sewing, Tea Parties, Cameos and Flowers!

I made this quick and simple card with two of the "Sew Lovely" sentiment stamps, and the tag die ~

Happy Crafting ~

Monday 11 January 2016


Hi lovely crafters, friends and followers - 
At Less Is More #258, it's the challenge we all love! 
Yes, it's the ONE LAYER WEEK, and the theme is ~
add a Flourish! 

I have gone for a very CAS design, swooshing some Distress Ink on the background, with
 a fabulous flourish sentiment (Stampin' Up) stamped with Jet Black Archival.
I finished off with a tiny punched heart and dry-embossed lines on each side of the card.

Have a happy week everyone - 

Sunday 10 January 2016


Hi lovely bloggers - if you haven't seen the recent info. regarding  the update to Google Friend Connect, you may wish to read  all the details  HERE.
Fingers crossed that our Followers don't disappear! 

Friday 1 January 2016


Wishing you a happy, healthy and peaceful 2016. 

Thanks to all my fabulous followers who have taken the time to leave comments in 2015 - 
you have kept me going through some stressful (family) times during the last year.

So, onto the crafty bit ~
I am joining in  once again, with Debby's fun  annual  "5 Favourite Cards" and if you would like to join in too, Debby's link is HERE.

Here are my 5 Favourite Cards of 2015! ~

Life's A Beach!

Prim Poppies - Colour Week at LIM

Orange Rose

Sending love to all -