08/03/2017

Creative Inspirations & Lili of the Valley Facebook Challenge !

Good Morning!
It's time for a brand new challenge over at CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS!
The theme this fortnight is Lili of the Valley! 
You may be wondering what on earth that means but it's not as complicated as you may think, this fortnight we are joined by a brand new sponsor, LILI OF THE VALLEY! To celebrate having them as our sponsor all we'd like to see this fortnight are creations using their products! You can choose between their Rubber Stamps, Digi's or Simply Print range.

Today's card is also for the MONTHLY LILI OF THE VALLEY FACEBOOK CHALLENGE where the theme is 'Flowers!'
 There are 3 amazing prize vouchers up for grabs this month worth £20, £15 & £10.
Each winner is picked at random so you have a great chance of winning if you join in!
Simply CLICK HERE to head straight over to their Facebook page.
The challenge closes at 7pm Wednesday 15th March and it's 1 entry per person please.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges -
INGREDIENTS -
Lili of the Valley Simply Print Image and Spring Sentiments Set
Maja Design Papers
Bumblebee Sprinkles by Doodlebug
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts & The Ribbon Girl
Paper Doily, Cheesecloth & Tim Holtz Distressing Tool

Thanks for stopping by,
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

02/03/2017

Lili of the Valley New Release !

Good Morning!
Today's card is using one of the super cute new designs released by LILI OF THE VALLEY.
This image is available as either a rubber stamp, digi or a coloured simply print image and is called 'Easter Tricks' ... isn't it a cutie??? 
The sentiment is also from a new set released this week.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges -
INGREDIENTS -
Lili of the Valley 'Easter Tricks' Stamp & 'Spring Sentiments' Set
Maja Design Papers
Bumblebee & Cupcake Sprinkles by Doodlebug
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts & The Ribbon Girl
Ribbon from The Ribbon Girl
Paper Doily, Cheesecloth, Twinklets & Tim Holtz Distressing Tool
INKS USED -
Copic Ciao Markers - C1, E00, E21, E31, E33, Y17, Y21, 
B93, B95, BG93, BG96, R81 & W1

Thanks for stopping by,
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

28/02/2017

My Mum's Craft Shop Design Team - Bunny with Teddy !

Good Morning!
I'm back with another card for MY MUM'S CRAFT SHOP today and just for a change I haven't used a Stamping Bella design, hehe! 
Today's card is using one of the recent releases by Wild Rose Studio, I think this little bunny is perfect for either a New Baby card or a First Birthday! I kept the colour scheme neutral so that the recipient could be either a girl or a boy.
If you'd like the stamp for yourself simply click the following picture -
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges -
SIMON SAYS STAMP - ANYTHING GOES
INGREDIENTS -
Wild Rose Studio 'Bunny with Teddy' Stamp
Maja Design Papers
'Cat' Matte Sprinkles by Doodlebug
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts & The Ribbon Girl
Ribbons from The Ribbon Girl
Paper Doily, Cheesecloth, Bark Stars & Tim Holtz Distressing Tool
INKS USED -
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
Copic Ciao Markers - C1, E00, E21, E31, E33, G82, W1, W3 & W5

Thanks for stopping by,
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

22/02/2017

Creative Inspirations - Petals & Pearls !

Good Morning!
It's time for a brand new challenge over at CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS!
The theme this fortnight is Petals & Pearls! 
Another nice and easy challenge theme for you all. 

This fortnights prize is from MY MUM'S CRAFT SHOP and the prize is a
£10 GIFT VOUCHER!

On today's card I have used one of the newer designs by Lili of the Valley, I just love these cute little mice I think I might have to collect them all!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges -
THE RIBBON GIRL 'USE ANY IMAGE' CHALLENGE - ANYTHING GOES
SIMON SAYS STAMP - FANTASTIC FLORALS
INGREDIENTS -
Lili of the Valley 'Delightful Daisies' Stamp & Sentiment Stamp 
Maja Design Papers
Bumblebee & Lily White Sprinkles by Doodlebug
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts & The Ribbon Girl
Ribbons from The Ribbon Girl
Paper Doily, Cheesecloth, Twinklets & Tim Holtz Distressing Tool
INKS USED -
Archival Ink - Jet Black
Copic Ciao Markers - C1, C2, E00, E21, E31, E33, E35,
Y17, Y21, R46, BG93, BG96, G82 & W1

Thanks for stopping by,
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

19/02/2017

Lili of the Valley Sneak Peek !

Good Morning!
Today's card is a sneaky peek of an upcoming release from LILI OF THE VALLEY.
On the 28th of February LOTV are releasing some new set's of Trio's, a collection of 6 in total! 
I was lucky enough to be sent the 'Easter' set but I think the bunny is versatile enough to be used on it's own for any occasion.
I kept today's card Clean & Simple so that all the focus was on the designs ...

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges -
CUTE CARD THURSDAY - NO PATTERNED PAPER
INGREDIENTS -
Lili of the Valley 'Easter Trios' Stamp Set
Lili of the Valley Sentiment Stamp
Bumblebee Sprinkles by Doodlebug
Tim Holtz Distressing Tool
INKS USED -
Archival Ink - Jet Black
Copic Ciao Markers - C1, C2, E00, E21, R11, Y00, Y17, Y21, BG93, BG96, B000 & W1

Thanks for stopping by,
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

14/02/2017

My Mum's Craft Shop Design Team - Lily of the Valley Garden Girl !

Good Morning!
I'm back with another card for MY MUM'S CRAFT SHOP today and the stamp that I have used is from a new release by Stamping Bella.  There's a collection of 'Garden Girls' in this release and I have used the one called 'Lily of the Valley' isn't she lovely? She reminds me that Spring is just around the corner ...
If you'd like the stamp for yourself simply click the following picture -
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges -
INGREDIENTS -
Stamping Bella 'Garden Girl - Lily of the Valley' Rubber Stamp 
Maja Design Papers
Cupcake & Lily White Sprinkles by Doodlebug
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts & The Ribbon Girl
Glitter Organza Ribbon & Bark Heart from The Ribbon Girl
Paper Doily, Cheesecloth, Twinklets & Tim Holtz Distressing Tool
INKS USED -
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
Copic Ciao Markers - E00, E21, E31, E33, E37, Y21,
R11, R20, R81, RV95, BG93, BG96, B000, B00 & W1

Thanks for stopping by,
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

12/02/2017

Lili of the Valley February Facebook Challenge !

Good Morning!
Every month Lili of the Valley holds a challenge over on their Facebook page and this month the theme is 'Love!'
I have used an image from one of the old Art Pads on today's card however this design can be bought as either a stamp or digi over on the website!

 There are 3 amazing prize vouchers up for grabs this month worth £20, £15 & £10.
Each winner is picked at random so you have a great chance of winning if you join in!
Simply CLICK HERE to head straight over to their Facebook page.
The challenge closes at 7pm Wednesday 15th January and it's 1 entry per person please.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges -
INGREDIENTS -
LOTV 'James Big Heart' - Digi or Rubber Stamp
Maja Design Papers
Various Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts & The Ribbon Girl
Ladybug Sprinkles by Doodlebug
Ranger Glossy Accents, Bark Heart, Paper Doily & Cheesecloth
Tim Holtz Paper Distressing Tool

Thanks for stopping by,
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

08/02/2017

Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes !

Good Morning!
It's time for a brand new challenge over at CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS!
The theme this fortnight is Anything Goes!

This fortnights prize is from BUGABOO STAMPS and the prize is
4 DIGI'S OF THE WINNER'S CHOICE!
Both myself and my Design Team were lucky enough to use images from the sponsor, I couldn't resist this cute design of some birthday dogs!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges -
SIMON SAYS STAMP - CUTE
INGREDIENTS -
Bugaboo 'BUGBDAYPUPS' Digi Stamp 
Penny Black Sentiment Stamp
Blue Shimmer Dome Stickers by Papermania
Bark Stars, Cheesecloth & Tim Holtz Distressing Tool
INKS USED -
Archival Ink - Jet Black
Copic Ciao Markers - C1, C2, C3, E31, E33, E35, R37, R46, R59, B93, B95, B000, B00 & W1

Thanks for stopping by,
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

04/02/2017

Penny Black Saturday Challenge Design Team - Try Something New !

Good Morning!
It's the first Saturday of the month which means it's time for a new monthly challenge over at PBSC!
This month the challenge is 'Try Something New!'
After a little consideration I decided to try a decoupage technique of layering my stamped image. Something I strangely haven't done before until now!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges -
INGREDIENTS -
Penny Black Stamps
Bumblebee Sprinkles by Doodlebug
Die Cut from my stash
Tim Holtz Distressing Tool
INKS USED -
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
Copic Ciao Markers - C1, C2, C3, E00, E21, R11, BG93, BG96 & Y21

Thanks for stopping by, have a lovely weekend!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

31/01/2017

My Mum's Craft Shop Design Team - Row of Bunny Wobbles !

Good Morning!
Today's card is a fun and cute Birthday card for anyone that loves animals!
The stamp that I have used is by Stamping Bella and is from their 'The Wobbles' range.
Today's card is also for the online craft shop called MY MUM'S CRAFT SHOP and it is also featured over on the MMCS BLOG today. 
If you'd like the stamp for yourself simply click the following picture ...

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges -
SIMON SAYS STAMP - ANYTHING GOES
INGREDIENTS -
Stamping Bella 'Row of Bunny Wobbles' Rubber Stamp 
Stamping Bella Sentiment Stamp
Silver Glitter Sprinkles by Doodlebug
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts & The Ribbon Girl
Cheesecloth & Tim Holtz Distressing Tool
INKS USED -
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
Copic Ciao Markers - C1, E00, E21, B000, R11 & W1

Thanks for stopping by,
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

25/01/2017

Creative Inspirations + A Sneak Peek from Lily of the Valley !

Good Morning!
It's time for a brand new challenge over at CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS and this fortnight's challenge is Cute Critters! It's time to dig out those stamps / dies / toppers featuring animals.
This fortnight we are joined by two sponsors!
The first prize is from CRAFTY RIBBONS and the prize is a
SELECTION OF RIBBONS!

The second prize is from PETAL LU and the prize is
30% DISCOUNT FOR THE WHOLE STORE!


Today's card is also using one of their up-coming brand new designs released this coming Friday. I was lucky enough to be given the chance to create something using one of the new designs ... I hope you all like it! This particular design is called 'Cosy Together'.
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges -
INKY CHICKS - ANYTHING GOES
INGREDIENTS -
Lili of the Valley 'Cosy Together' Stamp
Maja Design Papers
Various Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts & The Ribbon Girl
Lily White Sprinkles by Doodlebug
Ranger Glossy Accents, Cheesecloth & Tim Holtz Distressing Tool
INKS USED -
Copic Ciao Markers - C1, E21, E31, E33, BG93, BG96, B000, Y21 & W1

Thanks for stopping by,
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

17/01/2017

My Mum's Craft Shop Design Team - Bunny Pile Birthday !

Good Morning!
I'm back with a Clean & Simple card for you all today! 
I have used an older Stamping Bella design and kept it as the main focus on the card.
Today's card is also for the online craft shop called MY MUM'S CRAFT SHOP and it is also featured over on the MMCS BLOG today.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges -
INKY CHICKS - ANYTHING GOES
INGREDIENTS -
Stamping Bella 'Bunny Pile' Rubber Stamp 
Stamping Bella Sentiment Stamp
Matte & Bumblebee Sprinkles by Doodlebug
Tim Holtz Distressing Tool
INKS USED -
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
Copic Ciao Markers - C1, C2, C3, E00, E21, Y21, B000, B00, YG93, YG96, W1, W3 & W5

Thanks for stopping by,
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

11/01/2017

Creative Inspirations - Fabulous Flowers !

Good Morning!
It's time for a brand new challenge over at CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS!
The theme this fortnight is Fabulous Flowers!
I kept my card rather simple so that it would be suitable for various occasions and equally the recipient, I also wanted to keep all the focus on the main image. 

The coloured image is from an Art Pad released by LOTV  a few years ago, they're now discontinued but are fab pre-coloured toppers to have at hand!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges -
INKY CHICKS - ANYTHING GOES
INGREDIENTS -
LOTV Coloured Art Pad
Maja Design Paper
Cupcake Sprinkles by Doodlebug
Cheesecloth & Tim Holtz Distressing Tool

Thanks for stopping by,
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

07/01/2017

Penny Black Saturday Challenge Design Team - Anything Goes !

Good Morning!
It's the first Saturday of the month which means it's time for a new monthly challenge over at PBSC!
This month the challenge is a nice and easy theme of 'Anything Goes!'
I have had today's stamp for about 5 years, now I think about it it's probably more as I remember purchasing it when I first got into rubber stamping! Sadly it hasn't been inked up in as many years so upon looking at it in my craft room earlier in the week I decided it would be perfect for this month's challenge!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges -
COUNTRY VIEW CRAFTS - ANYTHING GOES
PETAL LU - ANYTHING GOES
INGREDIENTS -
Penny Black 'Uplifting Occasion' Rubber Stamp 
Penny Black Sentiment stamp
(The actual stamp says 'Happy Birthday to You...' but I only inked up the first part)
Maja Design Papers
Various Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, The Ribbon Girl & Petal Lu
Cupcake & Bubblegum Sprinkles by Doodlebug
Pink Simmer Dome Stickers by Papermania
Ranger Glossy Accents, Twinklets, Cheesecloth & Tim Holtz Distressing Tool
INKS USED -
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
Copic Ciao Markers - C1, C2, C3, E00, E21, E31, E33, RV10, RV12, RV21, RV23 & W1

Thanks for stopping by, have a lovely weekend!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

05/01/2017

Lili of the Valley January Facebook Challenge !

Good Morning!
Every month Lili of the Valley holds a challenge over on their Facebook page and this month the theme is 'Anything Goes!'
I have created a Birthday card for anyone that enjoys gardening, this stamp was released last year and is available in both rubber or digi version.

 There are 3 amazing prize vouchers up for grabs this month worth £20, £15 & £10.
Each winner is picked at random so you have a great chance of winning if you join in!
Simply CLICK HERE to head straight over to their Facebook page.
The challenge closes at 7pm Sunday 15th January and it's 1 entry per person please.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges -
INGREDIENTS -
LOTV 'The Gardener' stamp & LOTV Sentiment stamp
Maja Design Papers
Various Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts & The Ribbon Girl
Ladybug Sprinkles by Doodlebug
Ranger Glossy Accents, Cheesecloth & Tim Holtz Distressing Tool
INKS USED -
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
Copic Ciao Markers - C1, C2, C3, E00, E21, E29, E31, E33, E35,
R11, R37, R46, R59, YG63, YG67, W1, W3, W5 & W7

Thanks for stopping by,
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

03/01/2017

My Mum's Craft Shop Design Team - Pamela !

Good Morning!
Today's card is a little later than planned due to the fact I completely forgot about making it until yesterday evening! I blame Christmas / New Year as I never know what day of the week it is during the festive period! lol 
The stamp that I have used is technically a Christmas stamp but as you can see I have used it for a birthday card ... I hope you think it works!

Today's card is also for the online craft shop called MY MUM'S CRAFT SHOP that I'm super lucky to design for, it is also featured over on the MMCS BLOG today.
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges -
ALLSORTS - SOMETHING NEW
(New Stamp)
SIMON SAYS STAMP - ANYTHING GOES
INGREDIENTS -
Stamping Bella 'Pamela the Poinsettia' Stamp
Sentiment is from another Stamping Bella Stamp
Maja Design Papers
Various Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts & The Ribbon Girl
Cupcake & Lily White Sprinkles by Doodlebug
Bark Heart & Ribbons from The Ribbon Girl
Paper Doily, Ranger Glossy Accents, Cheesecloth & Twinklets
Tim Holtz Distressing Tool
INKS USED -
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
Copic Ciao Markers - E00, E21, E31, E33,
R11, R20, R81, RV69, RV95, BG93, BG96 & W1

Thanks for stopping by,
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

01/01/2017

My Favourite Creations from 2016 !

Good Morning!
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!
I spent New Years Eve at work until late so by the time midnight hit I was fast asleep in bed!

Today I thought I would share with you my favourite creations from the previous year, just like sharing my favourite Christmas creations this is another traditional I like to keep up with each year. Why not share yours so I can take a peek?

First up are two Magnolia cards, I don't use their stamps as mush as I used to do but couldn't resist inking up these two cute designs ...
As you may already know Stamping Bella is one of my favourite stamping brands, this autumnal design was perfect to celebrate my favourite season!
Along with this next design that I thought would be great for both Christmas and New Year ...
and finally this lovely stamps of elephants for any occasion.
I don't usually make Easter cards but when I saw that this image was part of a design paper, I couldn't resist buying a sheet simply to so that I could make this card!
I would also like to add this as my entry for the current challenge over at DEEP OCEAN CHALLENGES where the challenge is to choose your 'No.1 Favourite Card from 2016'
The zesty lemon and lime colours I used on this card were perfect for the summer season ...
and fianly I shall end with another LOTV card, this time using one of their large sentiment designs for a wedding card. The dusky colour scheme was a favourite of mine last year!
I hope you enjoyed taking a look, I have the next week off work so fingers crossed I can get some more cards made!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX