Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Final GDT for Chocolate Baroque

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Today I am sharing with you my final GDT project using Tangled Fragments by Chocolate Baroque

I would like to thank Glenda for giving me this opportunity to showcase my work on her blog and using her beautiful stamps.  I do hope you have enjoyed seeing my projects which I know are very different to what I usually create but I hope they have been inspirational.

As you all know I LOVE the colour purple and dragonflies so this is what I have chosen to use for my last project.


1. The base card is centre stepper cream card which I have stamped one of the stamps from the set with Versafine Imperial Purple. I then matted and layered purple card onto the centre of the card.
2.  The background of the topper was created using shaving foam and inkadinks in Lilac Heaven and using a cocktails stick swirled the ink into the foam, I then placed the card onto the foam once I was happy that all the card was covered with the foam I lifted it off and removed the excess shaving foam to reveal the pattern.
3. I stamped the image with Imperial Purple and embossed, then matted and layered onto the purple card.
4. I stamped the dragonfly from the Flora and Fauna set onto the excess patterned card with Imperial Purple and embossed then cut out and adhered to the card with Pinflair.
5. To finish off I added Tim Holtz Chit Chat Words, Live, Laugh and Love.

Many thanks for your visiting Today
Hugs xxxxx 

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

True Colours

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Visitors and Followers

How are you all doing? Have you gotten over the Monday feeling, I know I have.

Today's card is made using the Sheena Douglass A little bit Sketchy True Colours stamp set


1. Base card is 7 x 7 cream card.
2. I made the background by doing some marbling with blue and green inks then once dry distressed with DI Weathered Wood.
3. I stamped the large butterfly and sentiment with Black Versafine and embossed with Clear embossing powder, then matted and layered onto silver mirri card wrapping navy blue ribbon across one corner.
4. I stamped the butterfly again onto card with a background made with shaving foam and Inkadinks from Imagination Crafts, embossed then cut out I matted and layered this over the butterfly on the first card with Pinflair.
5. To finish off I added white and blue roses with a beaded flourish.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting from the Heart #29 - Always Anything Goes
Craft your Passion Challenges #224 - Flower Power
Make my Monday - Butterflies
Craft Creations - Always Anything Goes
2 Cute Ink Challenges #111 - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting today.
Hugs xxxxx

Monday, 28 July 2014

Tatty Twinkle Birthday

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I had a lovely visit with my granddaughters yesterday to celebrate Florence's 2nd Birthday.
Both Alice and Florence are growing so quick and I got lots of lovely cuddles and kisses, they make my heart melt.

Here are a couple of photographs of my granddaughters.

Florence and I 


Florence on her slide just one of her birthday presents.

Today's card is made using the new Tatty Twinkle CD from My Craft Studio. This is a fabulous CD with lots of lovely elements which will see you through the whole year, beautiful papers and Christmas images too.

Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 cream square card which I have matted and layered pale yellow card distressed with Dew Drop Thatched straw.
2. The next layer is brown card which I have matted and layered at an angle.
3. The next paper I designed in my graphics programme adding the sentiment and bunting.
4. Tatty Twinkle has been printed of again and matted and layered with foam pads, I cut out a couple of the bunting pieces to give dimension.
5. To finish off I added the Tattered Lace heart, button heart, lace with yellow flower and gems on 2 of the corners.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create #82 - Anything Goes/Use a Sentiment
CD Sunday Challenge - Food Glorious Food
Eclectic Ellapu (Purple) - Anything Goes
That Craft Place Blog - Anything Goes
We Do Doobadoo #11 - Celebration

Many thanks for your visit!
Happy Crafting
Hugs xxxxx

Sunday, 27 July 2014


Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

A quick post this morning as off to celebrate my youngest granddaughter Florence's birthday.
These past 2 years sure have gone very quickly, hoping to post photographs later.

Today's Card is monochromatic using oddments that are left from my Lellibot Crafts Pure Elegance kit.


1. White 7 x 7 square pearlescent card with the corners punched with Xcut punch.
2. Second layer is black pearlescent card.
3. I have embossed the white pearlescent card with Embossalicious embossing folder
4. I added 2 layers of black lace with white flower bead strip across the top of the lace.
5. I added the topper with foam pads for dimension and the butterflies are from the paper which I cut out and added quite pearl gems to their bodies.
6. To finish off I added the birthday sentiment and black pearl gems onto the flourishes and 2 corners.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Sister Act Card Challenge #67 - Anything Goes
Sassy Studio Designs #239 - Its all the Same - Monochromatic
Digi Stamps 4 Joy #97 - Black and White
Fattastic Tuesday #45 - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays #182 - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by Today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Julie Nutting's Prima Dolls

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How are you all today, it is a bit cooler today. What have you got planned for today? 
A few jobs to do around the house and some crafting, not decided what to play with yet, might do some colouring of images.

Today's project is a gift bag I made using Julie Nutting's Prima Doll 

Pink gift bag which I have matted and layered white pearlescent card, embossed with Sheena Douglass' Sakura A4 embossing folder.
Down the left hand side I have attached pink lace and white pearl trim.

I stamped Megan onto Supersmooth, coloured her hair, face, legs and arms with Spectrum Noirs.
I stamped the image again onto Papermania Vintage Notes Fabric Paper then cut out and paper pieced her dress and hair band.
A silver butterfly charm was added too.

The tag has been made by cutting out the tag shape and adhering the fabric paper on both sides, then added a pink pearl trim and sentiment. Pink satin ribbon was attached and adhered together to dangle down the bag.
The roses I added to the bottom which have polka dot netting and glitter on the top, added pink pearl trim and a stick pin.

On the reverse I added a sheet of embossed white pearlescent card.
Along the bottom I have added pink lace and white pearl trim.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Glitter n Sparkle Challenge Blog #94 - Anything Goes
Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge #39 - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations Challenges #101 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #28 - Always Anything Goes
ABC-Challenge - P is for Pearls
613 Avenue Create #81 - Anything Goes/Party Time
Alphabet Challenge - L is for Lace
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #241 - Anything Goes
Crafting with Dragonflies - Create a Bag and Tag

Many thanks for stopping by Today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Friday, 25 July 2014

GDT Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge

Afternoon Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Last month I won the Elisabeth Bell's monthly challenge and was asked to be GDT for this month, of course I had to say yes, as you all know I LOVE Elisabeth Bell's images.

Today is the start of our new challenge over at Elisabeth Bell World and this month we would like to see For the Boys.  The image I have used is from Elphine House clear stamp called Tommy Splashing Puddles.   We look forward to seeing your entries and please check out the blog to see what the talented design team have created.

I had fun making this card as boys will most definitely be boys and love frogs, newts and crabs especially splashing puddles.


1. A5 white landscape card.
2. First layer is Bo Bunny Country Garden and second layer is Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue
3. The newts and image have been matted and layered on Bo Bunny paper.
4. I stamped the image onto Supersmooth and coloured with Spectrum Noir Pens and Pencils.
5. To finish off I added the sentiment and crab.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

4 Krafty Girlz Challenges #23 - Anything Goes
Crafters Cafe Blog Challenge #73 - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges #268 - Just for Fun
The Paper Shelter #168 - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenges #187 - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by today and your comments.
Hugs xxxxx

Imagination Crafts On Create and Craft

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Imagination Crafts is on Create and Craft today with lots of lovely Christmas goodies.

Times for the shows are as follows:

8.00 am
11.00 am
2.00 pm
4.00 pm and 7.00 pm

Here are some of the samples I have made for Sue and Harvey.

MDF Christmas Trees design by Kath Halstead

Christmas Tree Baubles

Flowers made using Stencil and Silkies

Canvas using Sparkle Medium, MDF Charms and Let it Snow Stencil

Decoupage Candle Stamps Set

Decoupage Holly Stamp Set, Sparkle Medium, Holly Stencil

Sparkle Medium, MDF Charm, Bauble Stencil

I hope you enjoy the shows.

Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx