Sunday, 29 May 2011

CYDA Challenge - Fathers Day/ for a male

Morning, yet again I am hoping that this post pops up today as I should be in a field in a tent enjoying a weekend away with 
This will be a first for us, we have had a brand spanking new tent for 6 years and its only ever been out of its box to make sure it was all there.  So I am hoping this weekend is going well.

Any way this weekend sees the start of a brand new challenge over at CYDA and we have the theme of Fathers day or a make for a male, we are a multi crafts challenge blog so it doesnt have to be a card!

Here is my make for this fortnights challenge.
The images are a freebie from Meljens blog, coloured with pro markers, the papers are from a set I have had for ages, ribbon from a swap and gems from my stash.

Cant wait to see what you make I hope to be back on top form commenting on your makes next week when the madness of weekend breaks, packing and washing are over!

Catch you all soon!


Friday, 27 May 2011

Little Musings Friday - Fairy tales

Morning, today is a busy day of packing up for another weekend away but I wanted to let you know that Little musings has a fab digi Set for you, this week its all about fairytales...... Knights, unicorns and Princesses here is a piccy of the kit
All this for £1.50!!! Sj has also left the knights shield blank for you to add either a message or a number for those all important age cards that we some times struggle to do! 

Get on over to Little Musings here and purchase this kit!

Monday, 23 May 2011

I have returned.....

.....From sunny but windy North Devon.  It was a great weekend away, packed with lots plus a bit of sleeping too, must have been the sea air as every afternoon my youngest and I fell asleep.

I tried, but failed to mention that last Friday was another fab little musings digi day, mobiles are great when they do as they are told but I just couldnt post so I am going to let you know today.

Layered Liam is in The Little Musings store now for £1.50, Layered Lilli (check her out in previous posts she is instore too) was a great success and now with Liam you can have a great pair!  

You get the coloured images plus black and white for you to work with.

Now if you want to know how to layer these images on your computer,check out Sj's blog 
for details of a FREE programme that can help you to achieve this, Sj has also 
given you a tutorial on how to use it  

These sets are brillaint to work with and there are so many options with them too!


Sunday, 22 May 2011

Sparkles forum Challenge - Metal

Hello I am hoping this post has made it up on blogger successfully 
as I am away from my computer in North Devon. 

This fortnight we have a Metal theme over at sparkles forum challenges.  That doesnt mean your whole card has to have a metal look (you can if you want) it means that we would like to see some thing metal on your card be it a charm brad metalic colours anything with a metal theme.  
This fortnight we are sponsored by Di's Digi's and we had some fab images to work with the one I have used 'little rock chick' can be bought from Di's online shop.

So for my card I have popped on a metal ribbon brad which is the only thing I could find that would work with the card I was making lol.

I added some faux sitching, I coloured her with my pro markers, 
the papers are from my stash the sentiment is from ummmmmm.... cant think.  
Ribbon is from my stash too.  
The edges have been distressed with scissors.

Hope you like it and I look forward to seeing your makes!  Dont forget we are a multi crafts challenge blog so it doesnt have to be a card it could be anything as long as it sticks to the theme.

Bye for now


Wednesday, 18 May 2011

More makes for wednesday

So as well as sewing this week I made my first ever candles, I made some little tarts and some tea cup candles.  Here is a piccy of the pink one I made there is a green and purple one too.
I didnt realise how easy it was going to be, although I accidentally tipped nearly the whole bottle of scent into the pan *eeekkk* the smell was a bit over powering but once the candle has set its fine.

And then the last bit of sewing, I made these little scotties/wesites

Thanks again for popping by I love reading your comments,  Some one left a comment the other day about the felt I use, I cant for the life of me find who it was so if it was you please give me another shout and I will answer your question :)



Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Sewing something special

This past couple of days I have been catching up with some sewing, I thought you might like to see what I have been making.  

First are some Russian Dolls filled with Lavender and stuffing that can hang any where in the house even a little girls room?

 Then some Russian doll themed hair clips

Perfect for little girls!  They are listed on my facebook page now if you would like to check it out then please click the FB link in my side bar to the right!

Right must dash there are things I really should be doing and blogging isnt one of them lol

Catch you all soon!

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Westie Candle

Well the other day I had a little play with some westie stamps etc and decided to make a candle amoungst other things, I forgot to blog about it so here it is!
And here it is with out the wrapping and decoration 
I Made the little charm that hangs with the ribbon its super cute!

Right I must dash as it looks like the weather is changing and my washing is out on the line, Typical!


Saturday, 14 May 2011

Craft Your Days Away - White and one other colour

Thank goodness blogger is still here, I had visions that it would disappear over night again and all posts be lost!

This fortnight we have a brand new challenge over at Craft Your Days Away the theme is White and one other colour and we are sponsored Heart Song Designs .

So here is my make for this challenge, its a card but you can make anything as we are a multi craft challenge blog! 
I used the pampered pets papers from papermania I adore this colour, the sentiment is also papermania I think, pearls are from WHAT and ribbon is from my stash.  Clean and simple really but very elegant looking I think.

Whilst I am here I just want to say congratulations to the new Teamies who have joined us at CYDA I look forward to working with you and seeing your fab makes!

Friday, 13 May 2011

Little musings - Birthday Boutique- look inside!

Evening all, thank goodness blogger is back I had serious worries that I may never see my blog again!

Anyway I have a little musings to show you and I must admit I love it!  The set is called Layered Lillie and she comes pre coloured or in black and white for you to work your magic.  The set is just £1.50 and is available to download HERE.

For this make I wanted to do a birthday card / Gift all in one so I made my lilli a boutique within the card and here are the pics!

The outside of the card
The inside, all the hair outfits and shoes and Lillie herself.
And then finally the back fold of the card I have popped a pocket with a tag in so that a message can be written.
I love it and these pics really dont do it justice!

So if you want to get your hands on the set to make your own fabby make with Lilli then check out the digi store just click on the pic to take you there!

Thanks for popping by

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Paper Craft Inspirations magazine, I am in it!

 Do you remember some time back I mentioned that I had been selected to be one of the Paper craft testers for Paper Craft Inspirations Magazine?  Well my first make is in this months mag, I didnt have time to make one last month, but you were introduced to the Paper Craft Testers 
here on this page

My piccy wasnt the best I really didn't think I would be considered, I am now wishing I asked hubby to take another of me lol. I am on the far right third line down or one up from the bottom.

So on to this months Fab Mag which also includes a great fathers day feature from Little Musings with free downloadable goodies from paper craft inspiration website!  A small group of us were asked to create a fathers day card using the FREE templates in the back of the mag, also a preview of the card instructions for inspiration.
Here is my write up and piccy in the mag and below is the card I made.
I was pleased with the end result, its clean and simple and could be used for other things no just a fathers day card.
So thats the last of my news for today!


Todays fab finds - Tenderfoot

Its lovely when you find a shop that not only encourages crafting but also supports the local crafting community.  We are lucky to have a fab shop not that far from myself that does this.  Its called Tenderfoot, you can not come out empty handed nor can you just pop in for a minute as there are so many fab items to check out you need time.  The 2 ladies who run this shop are so friendly which makes a huge difference as some times you can go to this kind of shop and the people behind the till wont utter a word just stare at you as you browse, YUCK!

So what did I buy? well today I bought a pair of gorgeous daisy earings, I have been looking for a pair like this for yonks!  Then I bought 2 little signs that will be perfect for my card making and then I spotted some retro wrapping paper so had to have some of that too!  
Here is a piccy!
The wrapping paper was only £1.00 a roll!!!

I shall defo be making more of a effort to go to this shop in the fututre, they also run crafting sessions for kids and adults, check out their site, if you live in the Bristol area and have kids then well worth checking out their craft party prices too, they are brilliant!

Right I shall be back in a little bit with more news re Paper Craft insprirations Magazine!


Ps forgot to add Tenderfoot has a FB page too check it out here

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Altered Note Book

Earlier I mentioned that I had made a notebook for a swap on the sparkles forum.  Well it has landed safe and sound and I can now show you some pictures of it!

This is the front 
I have used some papers from Caroles Crafts, ribbon from my stash, inks to distress the edges, promarkers to colour and gems are from papermania and some glamour dust.  Image is by Leanne Ellis.

And then up close
I hope you like it as much as I do I nearly didnt send it as I love it!
Catch you all soon

Tuesdays catch up and fab finds!

Well this week has started off busy!  Hubby decided to repaint the bathroom yesterday, well that meant looking for paint and a new cupboard etc etc so we have been wandering around DIY stores, then my son was home sick yesterday afternoon (all better today) and I have been sewing and making cards in between. 
I managed to get a note book finished for a swap too I just hope it has found its new home safely too (pics to follow when I know it has landed!)

So today I have a card to show you and some FABBY FINDS for this week!
This card is made along side the same theme as the one I made for the Sparkles forum challenge and I intend to make some more as I think they are a perfect grown up card!
When I remember what papers I have used I will let you know, the gems are from WHAT I find the stick better than the papermania ones!  The sentiment is from papermania I think, there is a set and they are only 75p a sheet which is a mega bargain you can get a male version too!

Right now on to my fabby finds for this week!
Well so far I have only ventured to Matalan so there could be more on the way!!!

First is this lovely cushion it was Half Price
Its rather big but its gorgeous and I love it!
just £6 down from £12 and it was the last one so lucky find!

And then this cushion 
Now I know some of us are over the Union Jack theme but I am still very much loving it and I love this cushion!  It was £5 from £10 and they had a smaller long cushion with a doggy on for the same price but not my cup of tea nor hubbys who said NO lol

And specking of cups of tea this whole range is reduced but I just loved the tea cups and saucers 
(had to have my elevenses in it today with a biccy!
Its by Jane Asher, its bone china with platinum Band 
all for the price of £3.00 down from £6.00 (each tea cup and saucer set)

Thats it so far this week!

Dont forget that CYDA is having a DT call if you are interested go check out the craft your days away blog!

Will return soon with a note book pic!

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Sparkles forum Challenge - A recipe

Its a brand new fortnight over at Sparkles forum challenges  this fortnight we have a recipe for you
2 papers
ribbon or a bow
2 embellishments/2 kinds of embellishments

Here is my card
I havent used these papers much before but I love them this week!!!  They work so well with the clean and simple style and these sentiments are brilliant!

This fortnight we are sponsored by Stitchy Bear digi stamps

Looking forward to checking out your makes!


Friday, 6 May 2011

Wing'ed things at little musings

Morning, today over at little musings you can get yourself the most gorgeous digi set called 'wing'ed things'  the set includes fairies and butterflies and they are all gorgeous, as always they come in black and white for you to colour or Sj has worked her magic and provided them in colour too, so all you have to do is print and go!

So as my daughter loves all things fairy and butterfly I created, I say I but it was a joint effort as Izzy was sat with me during the process, choosing and 'helping' in her little persons way. We made some hair clips and a ring check them out!!!

This is a piccy of what you will get in this fabby set all for £1.50
Right I am off to catch up on some house work and other things, have a great weekend! 

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Fabby finds

Afternoon all, I have been out and about today picking up bargains as I go, some of which I am going to show you now!  All you kath kidston fans Easy Living Magazine has a free Kath Kidston bag with it plus a Kath K magazine and a 15% of discount code!!!! 
I got mine today in tesco here is a picy

 Now lets just say the bag isnt huge but its kath kidstons so do we care NO, 
there are 2 types to choose from :)

next today is some fabby fabrics, arent they cute!!!
 And then a bag of ribbions and bits and bobs for 50p!
And finally a lovely cushion from Wilkinsons for £5.00 with removable cover which is handy!
I also picked up some small metal signs sayin live laugh love for under 4.00 and a gorgeous quilt for a double bed for 5.50 (its in the wash now)
So a rather productive day I think
Will be posting again in a little while with details and pictures of some things I receiceved in a sewing swap.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

A little sewing

I was in serious need of a new Sewing machine cover, the blue plastic 'thing' that came with the machine has been bugging me since it arrived, so yesterday and today I set to work making a very simple cover 
here it is.
It is so different to this old grotty plastic bag of a thing!
This is where I got the fab tute from HERE as you will see she has made a reversible one but I just couldn't bear to part with any of my lovely fabrics lol

Have a lovely evening 

Angelic Wednesday

Morrrrning, today I have the last 2 cards from the set of cards I have made using the fabulous Angel Stamps from Little Musings.  If you like these stamps then you will be pleased to hear that they are only £2.50 each stamp or you can get a set called 'in the arms of my angel' for £4.50.

Here is 
' Rosie, Abi & Flis'
 This image is suitable for so many things mothers day, twins, family the list is endless!  That is what I love about these little angels you will be able to use them for so many makes not just cards!
And finally 
When ever I see this image I just think a 'sorry' card would fit Dina, but today I have used a love sentiment as I also think it fits so many themes with Love ie valentines, anniversary etc

So there we have it, these are the final 2 cards of my little set
I will be making more projects using these fabby stamps and will show you them soon. I am sure I will be making some Christmas projects with them too!

Catch you all soon

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

2 Angel makes for Tuesday

Happy Tuesday everyone all the children are back to school today, 2 of mine will be off again on Thursday for polling day!!!  I often wonder why they still allow schools to be polling stations, surely there are plenty of other places they can use now? especially as they are always saying we cant take children out of school during term time as its disruptive!  My children have spent more time out this past month than in!!!

Right rant over lol,  Here are the next 2 cards in my set of angel cards using Little Musing's stamps.
 This one is made using the MY TRUE stamp 
which can be bought HERE
 This card is made using 
who can also be bought HERE
 Check out other makes using these stmps over 

And check my previous post for Facebook link.

Right I will catch you all later with more Angel Makes.


Monday, 2 May 2011

Angel Musings

I have been having a play with the rest of my little musing stamps and wow I am so pleased with them so this next couple of days I will show you a set of cards I have made with them.

For today I have two cards to show you from the set of 6, all made in the same style to make the set. 
Today we have Lailah cradling a baby.
These papers were made for this stamp, 
I am going to use them again for another project with Lailah as she is simply beautiful.  
You can purchase this stamp

Next we have Sarah & Fin
This card could be for so many things birthday from son to mother or a mothers day card or even a just because card!  Sooo many options.
you can purchase this stamp  

You can also check out Little Musings Blog for more inspiration 
Or the facebook page for updates
Catch you all tomorrow with more makes from little musings


Sunday, 1 May 2011

Cute Clips

Morning, its not a very bright Sunday here but I am hoping it will cheer up as we are off to Wales for the day.  I am also hoping the roads are clear so we don't get stuck in any traffic, so there will be no crafting today but I have caught up on a few things including these makes and some little musings Angel makes. 

Yesterday I had a little play with some felt and made some clips, I am soooo pleased with how they have turned out they are so pretty, my daughter helped me choose which flowers to make and I am pretty sure she is going to love wearing them!

So these are my monthly make for April

Dont forget there is a brand new challenge over at craft your days away with a DT call.  And there is 1 week left for Sparkles forum challenges the theme is Anything goes.  

Have a great sunday all!!!