Thursday, 31 March 2011

Busy. Busy Busy

Evening everyone, I have been such a bad blogger this week, No posts at all tut tut.  Well I thought I would do a quick catch up of all the things I have been up to.

First I made a notice board as I am in serious need of a place to keep all of my notes instead of all over the desk and tucked away in drawers.  So here it is.  This is my first attempt so be kind!

I used a gorgeous piece of fabric that I was given as it was a off cut of the larger piece I was purchasing in the shop.  I also used buttons and ribbion from the Range.  Under the fabric is some wadding and then 2 thick pieces of board.  There are many tutorials online on how to make these notice boards.

Then I have been sewing some more piggy bags, Kath Kidston Fabric has been used to make these little cuties and then the rabbit bag which was a one off the rabbits have floppy ears, cute!

And finally I have been making some DT items for Little Musings which will be on show tomorrow and then Craft Your Days Away has a new challenge starting on Saturday so all will be revealed then.

So a busy week so far,  I shall be visiting blogs asap.

Thanks for popping bye


Sunday, 27 March 2011

Sparkles Forum Challange - Spring

Good morning its a brand new fortnight over at Sparkles forum challanges and we have a Spring theme.  We have been given some very cute digi images from the very talented daughter of one of the sparkles girls, Shell.  She goes by the name of Didge and you can see her images here

Here are some candy bags I made using one of the images from Didge.
 We are a multi craft challenge blog so you dont have to make a card you can make anything please pop over and get involved we would love to see your fabby creations

Off to sew 


Saturday, 26 March 2011

Angels - Little Musings Stamps!!!!!

Remember back last year just before Christmas I made these DT Project's with Little Musings lovely digi images? 
Here is a piccy to remind you......

Well guess what!!!! Sj's has produced a gorgeous set of stamps to purchase from her blog

Here is a little piccy I have stolen from her site to show you what you can get 
They are a brilliant price too!  
£2 .49 each and the set at the bottom right is £4 .49 
So you could get yourself  a gorgeous set to make some gorgeous goodies!

Go get em now!!!

Friday, 25 March 2011

New Fabric & Forum Swap

Afternoon all, not much to say today I have been stitching this past couple of days as well as doing family things so havent had time to blog.  However I have had time to shop!  Here are some of the new fabrics I have purchased today and a couple of weeks ago.

A mixture of Amy Butler

  And some of the New Tilda Fabric, this range is amazing I grabbed this as they were popping the display up, apparently they haven't even had time to price it up yet!  There are some gorgeous tins and ribbons too ooo if only I had the money!
Whilst I am here I must mention a swap that I am taking part in over on the Sparkles Forum, we have named it  'Simple Sewing Swap'  All we are doing is making some thing very basic/simple and then sending it to our allocated partner, that's it SIMPLES!  You dont have to be a expert at sewing of course we just want it to be fun and easy to take part in, you could make some flower embellishments, bookmarks a bit of cross stitch anything you like, there are a couple of links up on the forum for sites with simple patterns.

Oh and if you havent been over to little musings lately then there is a fab freebie this week with a sewing theme....
Click the pic to take you over to little Musings Blog and dont forget to leave some love if you grab it!

Catch you all again over the weekend!

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Tuesday Is Catch Up Day

Morning all, I am guessing everyone is enjoying the glorious sunshine we have been having this past few days, this spring weather has certainly made such a difference around here.  

Today I thought I would show you some more of the scotty/westies that I have been making.  These 3 have gone to their new homes already and I was quite sad to see them go.

The felt I used was from the fabulous Felt Fairy  I must admit I love it, I have used some old scraps of cheapy felt on other things and it just isn't the same at all. 

I was so busy last week with poorly children and lots of other things that I didn't manage to do any DT work but I must tell you about the challenge over at Craft your Days Away.  This fortnight we have a  Mothers Day/special lady theme and of course you can make anything as we are a multi crafts challenge blog.  This fortnight we are sponsored by One Stop Card Crafts with a £10 spend instore which is fantastic!

Also if you haven't popped over to Little Musings lately then you may not have seen the most recent set of digi stamps which are DINOSAUR related which means they are perfect for boys makes or girls for that matter and of course you can colour you own or use Sj's pre coloured images which are brilliant.
Click the pic to take you to  Little Musings
The set is only £1.50!
Sparkles forum Challenges Has a Mothers Day theme still going on so if you have a special make doesnt have to be a card then pop on over at add it so we can pop by and see you makes!  A new challenge will be starting this sunday.

Right off to get some things done.

Catch you all soon 
p.s. to all those lovely lovely people who have sent me awards I truly do appreciate every one of them I just never get around to popping them up, I will try to be more organised in future, but I just wanted to say THANK YOU!

Monday, 21 March 2011

Quick Evening Post

I have been trying to post some thing all weekend and never got around to it *sigh* so I am taking a moment now to post what I have been making cause I love em!  I think they will make perfect mothers day gifts or gifts for a special lady.

Here are my Tissue Holders that are great for popping in your handbag or pocket, they look better than a packet I think you will agree!  

 These are made with Kath Kidston Fabric and look so good inside a Kath Kidston Bag of any style!  You could even pop some Kath Kidston Tissues inside!
 These are made with some fabby retro spot material that I have.

Right to bed I must go, I will be back with another post tomorrow!

Thanks so much for popping by, I am trying to catch up with everyones blogs so If I miss you please say hi and I will pop on over asap.


Monday, 14 March 2011

Pampered Pet Notelet Set

Yesterday I made these cards up with set that came with Docrafts magazine.  I love this set and I think the stamps and papers are well worth the money so go check them out at the nearest stockist.  Mine is The Range.

So here is a piccy of the set I made
The ribbon and gems are my own but everything else came from the set which is brilliant!  I think I am going to be making more with this fabby range.

Catch you all soon!

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Mothers Day over at Sparkles forum Challenges

Its a brand new fortnight over at Sparkles forum challenges and we have a brand new theme which is all about the MUMs  We want to see all your makes (can be anything as we are a multicraft challenge blog) for 
Mothers Day.  
Here is a step card I made for my mum who loves Westies.
The step card is the first I have ever made and was a bit of a challenge for a first time attempt but  I think it came out well.

These are the new pampered pets stamps from Papermania and they are fab!  I must admit out of all the stamps they have ever done these are the best so far.  The papers are gorgeous too!  If you can get hold of a Docrafts magazine this month then there is a free set of diecuts and papers on the front with a sentiment stamp.  I am just in the middle of using this set to make up some notelets will show them when I have finished.

The above papers were a freebie from a magazine. Flowers are from various places. Image coloured with Promarkers, Pearl ribbion was from my lovely bloggin budddy Pene.  The card is coredinations and Bazzil butterflies are made using a punch.  Pearls from another blogging buddy.

Go check out the other Dt's creations they are fab and get remember to join the challenge I look forward to seeing your works when I pop by!

Winner of My Birthday Candy

Good Morning all time to announce the winner of my Birthday Candy pictured below. 

I used random number generator and this was the number that came up

That is the lovely Clare who is the Weekend Crafter If you can email me your addy I will post the candy out to you on monday next week.

Thank you to everyone who took part there will be more candy soon!


Saturday, 12 March 2011

Birthday Blog Candy

Hi all well I wanted to offer a little blog candy for my birthday which is on March 3rd but I havent really been that organised enough to put a huge amount together, but I have put together a few things that I hope some of you may like.
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I have recently found a few new loves and thought I would make a candy up of them for you so you can maybe try them out for yourself or use them because you love them too! I love the Dotcom gift shop bags and always get great comments about them, I have this strawberry one and one that is red with white spots.
My friend Sarah introduced me to Yankee candles, they are very posh and very nice indeed!
I have just started sewing more things so I have been buying lovely fabrics

Soooo with out further ado here is my little bit of birthday candy to say thank you so much for being fab followers!

a closer look
 And of course the fabric in all its glory
 So whats in the candy?
We have a Large piece of fabric the design is called Sirpa Cowell
A Bag from the fab Dot com Gift shop 
Ribbon red stitched and green gingham, Red sequin ribbon, pearls, daisy ribbon
Some scotty and westie fabric embellishments as I have a westie whom I love!
A Pack of charms crowns etc Perfect if your are working on any keep Calm stuff
A vanilla Yankee Candle - cause they are scrumptious!
some stamps of the months perfect for calendars or atc's
and Chocolates!

This Is only open to Uk Followers (sorry to all worldwide)
Please your name in mr Linky Down Below If he isnt working then please leave a comment
You Must Be a follower and please link in your side bar if possible you dont have to make a post on your blog but you can if you like!

Thanks so much and I will draw a winner on Saturday 12th March so its a short and sweet candy this time!

Friday, 11 March 2011

Royal Tea with Little Musings

Happy Firday all!!!  It has come around so fast and we are already so far into March!!!  Anyway its a Friday so that means its Little Musings Day its a bit of a Royal Affair this week with corgi's, tea, union jacks and crowns, this digi set is brilliant especially for invites for street parties or just to add that special touch to your homes on that special day!  Oooo and it did occur to me that this would make fab bunting too.

I wanted to make some thing around the Tea theme as there will be lots of tea parties the cup and saucer is where I took my inspiration.  I have made some royal Lavender Tea (smellies to sit in your tea cups)
They are soooo easy to make and have worked out well, then I remembered I have seen a tutorial for Tea bags over HERE if you wanted a template to have ago with although a tag shape works perfectly (have a look at some fruity tea bags for inspiration like me)

I laminated the crown and teacup just so it lasts that little bit longer and doesnt warp when sat on the shelf. Make 2 images so that they can be sat how ever and the backs look just as good as the front, you will neeed to flip the image for the tea cup but the crown sits well together. 

So if you want to get the royal set then click this pic which will take you straight there 

Go check out the other Makes from Sj and Caz they are fab!

Catch you soon

Thursday, 10 March 2011

My late birthday gift

I have been so keen to show you my last birthday pressie, it arrived yesterday and I have now photographed it so you can see.  Well you know I am a fan of Leanne Ellis's work some of you may have some of her stamps or may have even purchased some of her recent digi stamps (scroll down for post with links)  well my lovely hubby bought me this gorgeous ring! 
Picture taken From Leanne Ellis etsy store

And the very lovely Leanne also sent me this absolutely gorgeous Book Mark for my Birthday
Thank you so very much Leanne!  It will grace the pages of my books very soon after I have shown it to everyone!  

OOo and some other fabby news my card which I used one of Leannes digi images for Won over at creative card crew so I am a very lucky girl as I have a $20 spend at Simon Says Stamp
Woop Woop!!!

Back tomorrow with Little Musings, if I ever finally finish and this weeks musing is a must have you will see why tomorrow!!!

Catch you soon

Saturday, 5 March 2011

My Birthday gifts and cards

Well I had a fabulous birthday, thank you all for your birthday wishes, cards and message you are all FAB!!!!

Sooooo what did I get???  This is a bit of a picture overload lol but I was very spoilt!  

Hubby took me to the Kath Kidston shop I wanted a new smaller KK bag and he bought me this and I wanted some tissues too and I also picked up some fabric 
I was also treated to some more fabric and some ribbons and lace oooOOOooo buttons cotton and other bits and bobs too that I am sure your not interested in seeing lol
Hubby has also bought me another present that I will show you when it arrives, Oh and I got me a New phone which is Android that means nothing to me lol but I can play angry birds which has made me happy lol

I had some wonderful gifts from friends and family
Fab teacups from my mate Anne and the teacup candle at the front from hubby

A sewing basket from my mum and dad with loads of vintage buttons and pins and wow lots that I couldnt even list here.  My fab friend Sharon bought me these pegs and this gorgeous heart that has a candle inside and smells LUSH!
A Guinea pig poem book, sign and westie umbrella from my special friend Sue 
Pene of scrap my midlife crisis (one of my fav blogs) Sent me one of her gorgeous makes, this bracelet and it is gorgeous!!!  FANK YOU PENE (((HUGS)))

My sis in law bought me this fabby set as I wanted the guinea pig stamps in it 

And then here is a picture of 'some' of the fabby cards I received
 So there we have it, spoilt I think you will agree!  I feel very lucky to have such wonderful friends and family!


Black and White at Craft your Days Away Challenge

Its a brand new challenge over at Craft Your Days Away this fortnight and its my turn to choose the theme.  Why I chose Black and White I will never really know, I am sure that it had some thing to do with some black and white ribbon I bought from Dot Com Gift Shop.
I finally managed to make a card with thanks to the lovely Leanne Ellis who now has some fab digi stamps available for you to buy in her etsy store HERE.

And here is my card
This fortnight we are sponsored by Simon Says Stamp
You have to check out the rest of the DT's fab makes as we are a multi crafts challenge blog you dont have to make a card it could be anything!

Thanks for popping by I shall be boring you all later with my birthday pressie photos I was a very lucky lady this year with lots of fab goodies and cards :)
Challenges I would like to enter with This card are:
Stamp Some thing - use a digi - my image is a digi stamp
Digi Doodle - Black white and a hint of one other colour
Papercrafting Journey - things with Wings- she is a fairy holding a dove
Pixiedust studio - Seeing Polka Dots
Creative Card Crew - Gothic I think this could be classed as gothic?

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

A spot of sewing for Monthly Makes

Morning all I cant believe we are on tuesday already!  And its the 1st of March!!!  Where did February go?
Mustn't forget Happy St Davids day to all my welsh followers and readers!

I forgot to post yesterday for the monthly makes for febuary, so I better get cracking!  
Here is my scotty
I am well pleased with her!

Here is My Kath Kidston Stanly as soon as I got the pattern I had to have ago, I am hoping to make another and it will hopefully be better!
and finally I could not do a post with out Guinea Pigs so here are a couple of Broaches I made
All my felt is from the fabulous Felt Fairy

If you fancy joining in the monthly make then click this link

And also whilst your over there you must check out the makes from all the lovely people taking part at our flickar group HERE

Thanks for popping by and dont forget to add you linky to the candy up in the post above!

Bye for now