Thursday 30 January 2014

LOTV Sweet Fairy

Good morning - bbrrrrrr I'm freezing!

I've done a fairy card this time around - a nice and fussy fairy card lol.


CreativeMoments - Anything Goes/add some sparkle
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Emerald Faeries - Things with Wings
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Make it Cute or Sweet
Loves Rubber Stamps - Use lace
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes
LOTV Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Glitter N Sparkle - Bling it up
Divas by Design - Vintage with lace

Items Used:-

Handmade base card
Pebbles inc "My Girl" 12 x 12 paper
Mint Julep Basic Grey 6 x 6 paper
LOTV Fairy and Sentiment stamps
Hunkydory glitter - Diamond Sparkles Butterfly Trails
Spellbinders Nestabilities Floral Oval die
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Lace, ribbon, gems, butterfly from my stash


Blush, pastel pink, baby pink, rose pink, dusky rose, antique pink, cinnamon, cocoa, grass, tulip yellow, pastel blue, denim blue

Thank you so much for looking and have a great day

Wednesday 29 January 2014

No Challenges Today - Just a Simple Card

Good rainy and wet afternoon to you all.  Hope you are well and having a nice day today.

Im just popping on to post a card I previously made and I really don't feel like looking for challenges today, maybe tomorrow.

I think it took me a couple of days to get over Brandon's gerbil dying and then having to tell him it died.  He broke his heart crying but was much better the following day bless him.

Anyhow, i'm going on a bit aern't I lol.  Here is my card....

I made it for my sister.

Do you know.  I make cards for my family and I never get feedback from some of them on the card.  I feel like they could say something as I put extra effort in but they never do.  I have now made the decision to just get store bought cards for those that can't be bothered to even say thanks lol.  The funny thing is, it's my friends who appreciate it more.  If i got a handmade card I would be gushing over it - maybe that's just me.

Anyhow, hope you like my card (sorry for waffling).

Thanks for looking and have a lovely day!

Monday 27 January 2014

Poor Brandon, Poor Gerbil

Good morning all.  Hope you are all good.  I had a bit of an upsetting morning as one of my son's gerbils passed away right before my eyes.  He had tumours and as I was ringing the vet to have him put down because I could see he was suffering, he took his last big breaths and died.  Brandon is going to a friend's house for tea after School then when he comes home, I've got to break the news :0(

Anyhow, I thought I would come on and post a card I made and have a look around for some challenges.


Crafting for All Seasons - For the Girls
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Get Your Girl On
In the Pink - Die Cuts and/or Punches
Paper Pretties - Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Make it Feminine
Delicious Doodles - Must use a Ribbon
The Ribbon Girl Challenge Blog - Anything Goes - 1st feb
The Crafting Cafe - Anything Goes  (4 days - Fri)

I have made this card in readiness for one of my nieces upcoming birthdays.

Items Used on Card:-

Handmade card blank
Cuddly Buddly sentiment stamp
Fiskars border punch
Free papers from a magazine
Wild Orchid Flowers
Silver metal corner coloured with antique pink pro marker


Tan, caramel, pastel pink, henna, burnt umber, baby pink, rose pink, antique pink, leaf green, grass, lemon.

Thank you so much for looking and have a great day.

Sunday 26 January 2014

Brandon's First Attempt with a Kenny K Boy on Bike Image

Good morning!!  Rubbish weather today here.  Hope it's a little better where you are.

Onto this card which was not made by me (although I did make one similar, but will save for a later date).  It was made by my 7 year old son Brandon.  He's been dying to get in on the whole cardmaking and entering challenges thing, so this weekend I sat down with him and he got his hands on my pro-markers at long last.  We had a lovely time making cards together and he learnt a little about using different shades and skin tone.


I Love Pro-Markers - One for the boys
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafting with Dragonflies - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - It's a Boy Thing
A Gem of a Challenge - For the Boys
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes
Cardz for Guys - Monochrome
Totally Papercrafts - One for the Boys
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Items Used:-

Kenny K image
Handmade base card
Red Card from Hobbycraft
Whimsy sentiment stamp
Pro Markers
Glossy Accents for glasses and little plate on the front of the bike

Thank you so much for looking and have a great day.

Friday 24 January 2014

No Fuss Christmas Teddy

Good Afternoon - cold today.  We had some snow last night but it was more like a covering of icing sugar.  Luckily it hadn't frozen over night so wasn't too slippy getting out and about earlier on.

Onto my card.  Its for the ABC Christmas Challenge blog that I vowed to play along with all year and this is my third time putting an entry in, so i'm doing OK there :0)


ABC Christmas Challenge - B is for Bare Essentials
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafting with Dragonflies - Anything Goes

Unfortunately, for some reason, blogger won't let me upload a second picture of a close up of the teddy ?????

Items Used on Card:-

Handmade card base
Red card from Hobby Craft
Wild Rose Studio Milton Bear clear stamp
Papermania wooden rubber stamp for sentiment
Ribbon from stash


Vanilla, putty, tan, baby pink, lipstick red, poppy, cardinal red, pear green, forest green.

Thank you so much for looking and have a great day.

Thursday 23 January 2014

Friends Don't Let Friends Wine Alone

Good morning all - it's gone sunny here in Buxton now, even though earlier on, when taking my lad to School it was pouring it down and it was freezing as well.  Bit warmer now!  I've come back from yet another Yogalates session and i'm aching just a little.  You think it's going to be easy because it's all sitting down (or standing up) and stretching, but it's harder than you think.  I know it's a lot harder than what I thought it would be lol.

Anyhow, onto my next card....

I agree with the sentiment by the way :0)


Crafting for all Seasons - for the Girls
Design Divas By - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Get your Girl On
In the Pink - Diecuts and/or Punches
One Stitch at a Time - Use a Digi
Digi Designs Challenge Blog - Spots and Dots
Without Words - Spots and/or Stripes
Paper Pretties - Anything Goes

This was a fun card to make, I really enjoyed it.

Items used:-

Bugaboo digi image and sentiment
Handmade card blank
Card and gems from stash
Echo Park 6 x 6 paper - So Happy Together
Crate Paper Random Stand Outs for pinwheel
Fiskars border punch
Glossy Accents on the eye glasses, wine glasses and bottles (picture doesn't show this up though)


Blush, pastel pink, vanilla, mustard, rose pink, dusky pink, antique pink, cardinal red, tan, cinnamon, caramel, burnt umber, pear green, moss, pastel blue, denim blue, ice grey 1

Thank you so much for looking and have a great day

Tuesday 21 January 2014

Decoupaged Butterfly

Hello there, hope you are all good today.  I've not long returned from a session at the gym called Yogalates.  I now make myself go to this twice a week because I really do need to shift my butt and get fit lol.

Anyhow, I was inspired to make this card because of some papers that were free in the centre of a crafting magazine, details below.  I thought they were gorgeous and I don't really like to use these papers because they can be a little flimsy and difficult to work with, but I couldn't resist them.  You can download the papers from the website but it can get a little expensive printing out papers, with the cost of the ink.  I tend to like to stick to printing digi stamps out with our printer.  I actually did get to make 2 cards with the papers.  The other card will be on my blog sometime this week.


C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Decoupage (My butterfly wings are decoupaged)
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Make it feminine
Divas by Design - Use Ribbon
Card Mania - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Month long challenge
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Emerald Faeries - Things with Wings
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes

Items Used:-

Handmade base card
Hero Arts butterfly rubber stamp
Papers from Quick Cards Made Easy, January 2014 issue
Ribbon and gems from Meiflower Crafts
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Card and glitter from stash


Baby pink, rose pink, leaf green, grass, forest green, lemon and ice grey 1

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day.

Monday 20 January 2014

Rock On

Good Morning everyone - my what a cold one today and frost on the ground too.

Anyhow, I've done a male card this weekend.  I do like doing male cards.  I like getting a break from all the pink and flowery cards sometimes lol.


Charisma Cardz - It's a boy thing
A Gem of a Challenge - For the Boys
Scribble and Scrap - Always Anything Goes
Stampin for the Weekend - Happy Birthday
Cardz for Guys - Happy Birthday
Crafty Girl's Challenges - Anything Goes
Pennys Challenges - Embellishments

Cool isn't he?  He's from Bugaboo stamps and he is called Rock Star.  A new favourite of mine I think.

Items used for card:-

Handmade Base Card
Brown Card from Stash
Wild Rose Studio Polka dots 6 x 6
Pebble inc. My Guy Argyle 12 x 12
Pebble inc. My Guy Stripe 12 x 12
Theresa Collins Extreme boy 12 x 12 for the strip
Chipboard Stars from Angel Crafts (coloured with pro markers)

Spellbinders Standard Circles large


Pastel pink, blush, cinnamon, cocoa, henna, burnt umber, pear green, moss, ice grey 1 and 2, peach, mango, spice, pastel blue, denim blue.

Thanks so much for looking and have a lovely (if cold) day.

Wednesday 15 January 2014

Shopping for Two

Good morning all.  Today I have a card to share that I made for my fella's eldest son who is now expecting.  It's so sweet and exciting and they also asked me do I want to be called Nannie or Grandma.  I was a bit shocked because at 45 I never expected to be called either ha ha ha, but I like Nannie ha ha ha.


Crafty Girls Challenges - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Something New
Corrosive Challenge - New Beginnings
Craft Mojo - All things New
Crafting for all Seasons - All things Bright and Beautiful
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Pink and Patterned
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
The Stampin' Chef - Anything Goes
Wags n Whiskers Stamps - Anything Goes
Fairies Challenges Blog - New Beginnings
Card Mania Challenges - Anything Goes
Try it on Tuesday - Something New (New Digi Image)
Hobby Cutz - Something New

I think it's a lovely idea to get a pregnant lady a card to celebrate the fact that she is expecting.  I got one when I was pregnant and I loved it, made me feel so special.

The gorgeous image is from Bugaboo Digi stamps

Items used on card-

Handmade card blank
Pale yellow card
Papers that came free in various magazines
Fiskars border die
Spellbinders Floral Oval nestabilities
Marianne designs creatables build a flower die for the leaves
Ribbon, metal flower and pearls from my stash (ribbon actually came off a gift I received)
Glitter from Hunkydory
Flowers Wild Orchid Crafts


Blush, dusky pink, vanilla, tulip yellow, mustard, mint green, denim blue, baby pink, rose pink, antique pink, caramel, cinnamon

Thank you so much for looking and have a lovely day

Monday 13 January 2014

I Really Need to Practice Black Hair

Good morning all - it's a cold one isn't it.

I did this card for my little Niece and I am really rubbish at doing black hair.  Will really need to practice this !!


Natalie and Amy - One for the Girlies
Digi Galore - Girly
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
The Crafter's Cafe - Anything Goes
Crafting By Design - Birthday Challenge
Crafting By Design - Month Long Challenge - Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes

I have used another image from my Here Come the Girls CD.  She's got swagger this one I think and I love her hairstyle.  Unfortunately I'm a little too old for that great outfit lol.

Items used:-

Hand made card blank
White card
 6 x 6 We r Memory Keepers papers (Travel Light)
Kanban gems
Black peel off letters
Stamped sentiment
Chipboard camera shapes from Angel Crafts
Glossy accents (on camera lens)


Tan, satin, caramel, baby pink, black, cool grey 2, cool grey 4, honeycomb, spice, apple, leaf green, moss, pastel blue, denim blue.

 Thank you so much for looking and have a great day.

Friday 10 January 2014

Mr Snowman

Hi there,

I've had a busy day.  I started off by taking my cat to the Vets.  She's very old (20) and she needs a regular checkup as she is on painkillers for her joints.  Because of her age the vet said she now has an irregular heartbeat and she's slowly losing weight.  Although she is losing weight, it is not something that is just happening its very gradual over the years.  She's my shadow and wants feeding all the time.

Anyhow, here is a Christmas card that I did for the ABC Christmas Challenge blog, like I said I am going to keep joining in with this one so I will have a load of christmas cards at the ready for Christmas 2014.


ABC Christmas Challenge Blog - A is for Anything Christmas
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes with Pearls or Buttons
Without Words - Spots and/or Stripes

Sorry, my photos from 3 onwards are not brilliant but I found it hard trying to get good pictures of the inside of the card.  Something to practice I think.

The inside of the card is made with one of the WS Designs card templates. When assembled all together it does look really nice.  I have added snowflakes inside the snowman apperture, which I hope you can see from my pics.

Unfortunately I don't have a pro-marker list for this post, so apologies.  I put them all back into storage before I marked them down.

Items used on Card:-

Bugaboo image
Handmade card blank
Papers are a mixture of Papermania and Magnolia (old collections)
Pearls are Papermania.
Snowflake die is Magnolia.

Thanks so much for looking and have a lovely day.

Thursday 9 January 2014

Warning! May Cause Vasectomy

Good morning all,

I love this Bugaboo image and have wanted it for a long time, now I have it lol.

Challenges :-

Bugaboo Digi Stamps - Anything Goes
ALBC - Celebrate
Oldie But a Goodie - New Beginnings
Come and Get it - Something New
Corrosive Challenge Blog - New Beginnings
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes using pearls or buttons

Items Used:-

Handmade base card
Blue Bazzil card
Button and ribbon from my stash
Pearls from Papermania
8 x 8 Paper Pad by Lili of the Valley, Nitwits, Petal Fresh


Coral, blush, baby pink, rose pink, dusky rose, pastel blue, denim blue, tulip yellow, cool grey 2

Thanks so much for looking and have a lovely day!

Tuesday 7 January 2014

Here Come the Girls

Hi there,

Well my boy has gone back to School today and I'm going to miss him being around.  We had a lovely Christmas break.

I have a cd which I bought from create and craft called Here Come the Girls by Creative Crafty World and my card features one of the images from it.


Natalie and Amy - One for the Girlies
Digi Galore - Girly
Charisma Cardz - Birthdays
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenges - Free and Easy
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes with Pearls or Buttons (i've used three little pearls and 1 button)
Creative Craft Challenges 2 - Anything Goes 
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes 
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes

Items used to make card:-

Handmade base card
Blue card, flower and button just all from my stash
Kanban pearls
Basic Grey Mint Julep 6x6 papers


blush, coral, baby pink, henna, cocoa, cinnamon, china blue, blue pearl, lipstick red, hot pink and cool grey 1

 Hope you all have a wonderful day and thanks for looking

Saturday 4 January 2014

I Know It's a Christmas Card but....

...... it's for a Christmas Card Challenge blog.  It's a good idea actually.  I might just have a lot of Christmas cards ready this year to send out if I keep up with this challenge blog.


Crafty Hazelnuts - Anything as long as it's Christmas
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenge - Anything Goes

She's saucy right ???? lol

Items Used:-

Handmade base card
Red Card from Hobby Craft
6 x 6 Christmas Papers (an assortment from packs that came free with magazines)
Diamond sparkles butterfly trails glitter
Britannia Dies - Set of 3 Poinsettias
Red Gems from Mei Flower Crafts


dusky pink, blush, baby pink, cocoa, caramel, tan, meadow green, grass, cardinal red, lipstick red, cool grey 2, cool grey 4, pastel blue.

Thank you so much for looking - Michelle

Friday 3 January 2014

Funny Face

Hello there,

I have done this card specifically for a new challenge blog over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 which is taking over where Sweet Sketch Wednesday left off.  Really looking forward to joining in every week.


Crafty Sentiments - Birthdays
The Squirrel and the Fox - Anything Goes
Natalie and Amy - One for the Girlies
Hiding in My Craft Room - Anything but a Holiday
Charisma Cardz - Birthday
Digi Galore - Girly

Isn't she hilarious.  I love her, so cheeky.  Glad I have this image now, I can see me using this quite a bit.  She's from Redonkadoodles.

Items used for card:-

Chipboard butterflies, coloured with Cardinal Red promarker, stamped with a Candi stamped and red glitter added.
Sizzex dies
Kanban pearls
Handmade base card
First Edition J'adore 6 x 6 paper pad
Sentiment from an Imagination Crafts decoupage stamp (drangonflies)
Red card from Hobby Craft

Pro Markers:-

putty, coral, vanilla, mustard, powder blue, denim blue, pastel blue, rose pink, antique pink, tan, caramel, lipstick red, cardinal red, cool grey 2, cool grey 4.

Have a great night and thanks for looking - Michelle