Wednesday, June 29


Hi to everyone out there in Blogland
Today the Emerald Faeries Garden is extremely proud to annouce the Release of 2 brand spanking NEW SENTIMENT RUBBER STAMP SETS!!!! We are so excited to be proudly bringing these special new stamps onto the the world wide web & are now for sale at THE EMERALD FAERIES ONLINE STORE

These gorgeous Sentiment Stamps have been designed by 2 of the Emerald Faeries Garden Design Team ladies- how Brilliant are they!!!!
The Beautiful Flourish Sentiment Rubber Stamps have been designed by the very Talented DONNA SMITH & the most Awesome Ticket Rubber Stamps have been designed by the very Talented ANITA MARIE BOWNDS I am sure you are going to Love these new sets & they have been specially created to co ordinate with the Emerald Faeries Garden Stamps!

Proudly presenting Donna Smith's Flourish Rubber Stamp Sentiments-:

Proudly presenting Anita Marie Bownds Ticket Rubber Stamp Sentiments-:

Be sure to check out what The Emerald Faeries Garden Design Team B have created with this Gorgeous New release Peeps- here is their Blog List for you-:
Deb Mitchell-:
Donna Smith-:
Vicki Bailey-:
Tracey Manderson's Blog-:
Julie Hill's Blog-:
Iulia's Blog-:
Debra James's Blog-:
Suzi's Blog-:
Mona's Blog-:

Now here is my Card I made for this wonderful new Release-:

Don't forget to pop on over to The Emerald Faeries Design Team A to see what gorgeousness they have created with the New release too!
Tracy Jackson's Blog-:
Louise Forsyth's Blog-:
Viv Pert's Blog-:
Natalie Z's Blog-:
Anita Marie's Blog-:
Debbie pamment's Blog-:
Nela's Blog-:
Sandie's Blog-:
Carol's Blog-:

Ladies ,also check out the New Challenge on the Emerald Faeries Garden Challenge Blog for this fornight's brilliant challenge-: SUGAR & SPICE- ALL THINGS GIRLY
Thank you all & have a Brilliant day


I would like to enter the following challenges:

Basic Grey Challenge:  Stitching real/faux plus use a Basic Grey product. My papers are BG Origin

2 Sisters Challenge:  Would like to see Fairies this week

Bunny Zoes Craft Challenge: Would like to see Fairies this month.

DP: Basic Grey - Origins
Image: Ebony - Emerald Faeries Garden
Medium: Promarkers & Water colour pencils
Sentiments: Emerald Faeries Garden
Buttons & hessian strip from stash

Tuesday, June 28

Best Friend - my gift

Hello my dears,  I've been missing in action for a few days, I was called into the studio at short notice for a couple of sessions to lay down some backing tracks.  I've still been able to browse and chat etc but not create very much until today.  I've been burning the midnight oil to make sure my DT work is up to date.  Today sees me in my craft room without interruption's so I managed to create my first corner bookmark.

I've wanted to make one of these for my BFF for ages, she is an avid reader and oohs and aahh's when I show her my newest Tilda's.  So what better gift that this bookmark with sweet mini Tilda on board.

I used K&Co  along with Cosmo Cricket papers, a little bit of lace, some pearls and a journal sentiment from Cosmo Cricket.  The sentiment on the back is from Simon Says Stamps from the MME friends sentiment pack.  The little tassel is from LLB collection.

I'm sure my friend will appreciate it.

I would like to enter it into the following challenges.

Magnolia-Licious Challenge: Have an amazing pictorial theme for you to follow, click on the link to take you over there and see the picture.

Simply Magnolia Challenge: Would like to see Anything this week.

Totall Tilda Challenge: Would like to see anything but a card this time.

Magnolia Mania Challenge: Have a distressing theme this week.  My bookmark has been distressed on all edges with Tim Holtz Wild Honey distress inks.

Oldie But Goodie Challenge: Would like to see Anything this week.

I hope you are all having a wonderful week so far.  I'll see you all in a day or so when I make my debut as one of the newest DT members of The Emerald Faeries Garden. Woohoo !!

Friday, June 24

Winter Wonderland - Pretty in Pink DT card

Good morning All,  Well it's Friday which mean another lovely challenge is starting over at

This week it's the lovely Denise who has chosen our theme and she would love to see all your Christmas cards/project that are
Pretty in Pink

For my card I've used the adorable lotv stamp, coloured her with pro markers and water colour pencils. Papers are from paper mania's Penelope and Percy collection and Kars Xmas collection.

The snowflakes are a bit of a recycle element from a Christmas card I received last year from the adorable Tasha. (sorry Tash) but I think your sweet card has been on display a long time, lol. I just dismantled it a few days ago.

The full recipe for my card is below this post.

Our Sponsor this week is the wonderful Simon Says Stamps, who are very kindly giving one lucky winner a $10.00 gift voucher to spend in store. Just click on the link below to take you to an Aladdin's Cave of goodies.


Do please pop on over and take a peek at the wonderful cards my lovely team mates have concocted for you this week.
I would like to enter the following challenges:

Cupcake Craft Challenge: Have a wonderful Sketch this week
Creative Craft World Challenge:  Christmas in June
Christmas Card Challenge:  Use Fabric this week
Crafty Ann's Challenge: Christmas in June

That's all from me just now my dears, I hope you all have a wonderful day ahead and an even better weekend.

DP: Papermania & Kars
Image: Lili of the Valley
Medium: Promarkers & Water colour pencils
Ribbon: papermania
Snowflakes: recycled from last years Christmas Card
Sentiment: Sentiments 4 You
Little Robins: Papermania Christmas accents.

Thursday, June 23

Here Comes Summer!!!! I Wish

Good Morning, well as the title of my post suggests, summer hasn't made an appearance yet here in Scotland, well we did have a few days sunshine in April and a day this month.  So maybe that's all we are going to get!!!!!.    Anyway I digress,  I wanted to show you a card I made with lovely summer colours in the hope that it would bring out the sun, but Mr Sun's not listening to me.

I've used sweet Tilda with banner from the 2010 Christmas collection, I think she is suitable for any season, such a pretty little thing.  I've coloured her with pro markers, cut her out and sat her on a blossom nesti. My papers are a mixture of Papermania, DCWV, Basic Grey and MME.  The full recipe for my card is below this post.

I would like to enter Tilda into the following challenges:

The Official Magnolia Inspiration Challenge:  The theme this week is Summer
The Shabby Tea Room challenge: Have a pictorial inspiration theme this week and an extra of either Spots or Gingham.
A Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge: Would like to see Ribbons and Bows this week
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Would like to see Summer (so would I girls. lol)
Fab n Funky Challenge: Would like some Summer Loving this week
Bearly Mine Challenge:  Would like to see Summer this week.
Deep Ocean Challenge:  Would like to see Flowers this fortnight
I Love Promarkers:  Anything Goes this week.
Crop Stop Challenge:  This week it's a summer inspiration theme along with a wonderful blog hop.

Thank you so much for popping in to visit, please leave me a few words and let me know you stopped by. Have a great day.

DP: Papermania, DCWV, Basic Grey, MME
Image: Tilda with Banner (Christmas 2010 collection)
Medium: Promarkers
Nesti: Blossoms
Swirls: Marianne D dies
Spellbinders Grand lace border
Flowers: WOC, Bo Bunny and Prima
Ribbon & button: Stash
Pink Webbed Ribbon: Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Hatpin: made by me
Sentiments: Lili of the Valley
Extras:  TH tattered Rose distress ink - Stickles frosted lace

Monday, June 20

Black/White with a Splash

Hello my dears.  I hope you are all having a good start to your week,  It's dry here but sadly not sunny!!  oh well I'll settle for at least dry. lol. 

I wanted to show you a card I've made to incorporate a few challenges,  I must tell you though that Magnolia-licious highlites are having their monthly blog hop and oh my goodness what an amazing talented DT they have,  every card, project was delicious and this card was made to match in with their theme of Black/White and a splash of colour,  it's also the theme over at one of my favourite challenge blogs too I Love Promarkers this is my preferred method of colouring.

Anyway I've used Tilda holding her little bunny rabbit, coloured her with promarkers and popped her onto a round scalloped nesti.

The full recipe for my card is below this post.

Challenge I would like to join in with are:

Magnolia-licious Highlites:  The theme is Black/white and a splash of colour and of course their wonderful Inspirational Blog Hop
I Love Promarkers:  Have the them of Black/white and one other colour
Simon Says Stamp and Show: Would like to see metal this week, I have a little metal heart hanging from my ribbon and also a metal hat pin.
Stamps R Us: Recipe of 1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellishments
Incy Wincy Designs:  Have a sketch this week
Creative Stamp Friends:  Birthday's this week to celebrate their 1st Birthday they are also having a Blog Hop.
Hooked on Crafts: This week being their 1st challenge the theme is anything goes, there is also a DT call up.

That's all for now my dears, I wish you all a lovely week ahead.

DP: Papermania & Crafts-Too
Image: Magnolia Tilda with bunny rabbit
Medium: Promarkers
Nesti's: small circle - circle scallops
MS round the paper punch (Poppies)
Gingham ribbon: local haberdashery store
Web Ribbon: Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Charm: stash
Hatpin: made by me.
Black gems: crafts for all occasions. 

Sunday, June 19

Creative Inspirations # 62 Stitching + DT Call + My Exciting News

Good Morning to you all,   First let me wish all The Fathers and Grandfathers a wonderful Fathers Day. 

 It's time for another fortnightly challenge over at
 Creative Inspirations  this weeks theme has been chosen by Milly who would like to see STITCHING Real or Faux.  I've chosen sweet Tilda with Rubber Boots as my image, coloured her with pro markers and water colour pencils.  There is a lot going on in my card so rather than give you the details here you can find the recipe at the bottom of my post.

We are being sponsored this week by


Elaine is generously giving one lucky winner a £10.00 voucher to spend in store.  Do pop over and take a peek at the wonderful selection of stamps,papers,embellishments and all sorts of crafting goodies that Quixotic have to offer. 

Creative Inspirations are having a DT Call


NOW FOR MY NEWS!!!!!   I am so excited and thrilled to tell you that I've accepted an offer from the lovely Deb to become a DT member of!!!! are you ready for this!!!!!  I can't contain my excitement!!!!

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How exciting is that.  I will be making my debut on 30th June at The Emerald Faerie Garden Challenge but I'm sure that a few Emerald Faeries beauties will be making an appearance here long before then.  lol.

I hope you all have a wonderful day and that all the Fathers in the World are being spoiled on this special occasion

I would like to enter the following challenges:

My Mum's Craft shop Challenge: This week they would like to see Spots
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge:  Would like to see Stitching
Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge: Embellishments this week starting with R I've gone for Roses, ribbons, round sentiment.
Stamp Something Challenge: Would love to see Pretty Papers this week.
The Paper Shelter:  Would like to see Die Cuts and Punches this week

DP: Papermania Rose Garden, First edition dots
Image: Magnolia' Tilda with Rubber Boots
Medium: Pro Markers and water colour pencils
Die Cuts: Marianne D's scallop circles
EK: 2" punch for sentiment
Webbed Ribbon: Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Hatpin: made by me
Sentiment: Lili of the valley
Extras: Tim Holtz distress tool, TH distress inks, sewing machine, stickles baby blue

Friday, June 17

Wedded Bliss

A very good morning to everyone,  I am so fed up with this weather, we've had two days of sunshine over the last 3 weeks and guess what, it's pouring yet again with rain and the sky is a shade just under black.  Arrrgggh!!  I don't think we're getting a summer this year.!!!

Anyway I wanted to show you something a little different from me. It's not Magnolia, it's a sweet image from hAnglar sTangler. My card shape is from my newest acquisition die from Go Kreate, I love it because it gives you a 3" card right up to a 6" one. 

Anyway after cutting out three layers I distressed them with Tim Holtz antique linen, then tea dye and finally brushed corduroy.
For the ornate frame around the image I added a little broken china in places. I'm quite please with the antique/vintage look.

I added some vintage hessian lace and velvet pearl trim. The little metal corner and Roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts, torn and distressed papers are from K&Co. The little stamp sentiment and die are from Whimsy Stamps, the journaling sentiment is from papermania.

Oh! and before I forget I did something that I never do, I tore my paper!!!! believe me you don't want to know how much I apologised to it before commencing. lol.

That's all from me this morning, but I will be back a little later with another project I'm finishing off.

I hope you all have a wonderful day ahead of you.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp and Show: Would like to see Distressing and Torn Paper.
Lovely hAngler only: I followed the fab sketch this week.
Colour Create:  Have a colour scheme of Blue/Grey/White this week
Passion For Pro markers:  This week it's Here comes the bride
Totally Papercrafts: Die Cuts and Punches this week
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Journaling/hand written sentiment this week, with of course some trim or ribbon added.
Pollycraft Monday:  Ribbons n Flowers this week, there is also a DT call up.
Sentimental Sunday: Inspired by a Song this week: my song is "Going to the Chapel and we're gonna get Married" I think is was the Ronette's first and then the Dixie Cups did a cover version.
Southern Girls:  Anything goes this week.

DP: white card stock - papers from K&Co Hydrangea Stripe
Image: hAnglar sTangler
Medium: Pro markers
Die Cuts: Go Kreate Frilly Squares, Whimsy Stamps mini stamp die
Lace and Ribbon: Local Haberdashery store
Flowers:Wild Orchid Crafts as is the little metal corner
Stamp sentiment: Whimsy Stamps
Journal ticket: Papermania.

Thursday, June 16

Hand Made Flower & Pin for Tilda

Good Evening my dears,  Well the Grandchildren have gone home!!!  they must have had jelly babies or something with additives at school today because they were super hyper!!  The twins were just full of mischief today and the 14yr old has hormonal problems, he is "in love" and doesn't quite know how to handle it!! I think i've given him some sound advice,  aren't Grandmothers wonderful people lol.

Anyway I started this card yesterday when I came across these lovely challenge blogs for the first time, so I thought I would create something for them and for the regular challenge blogs that I love to enter. 

I've used sweet Tilda in Rubber Boots from the Butterfly & Dreams collection, isn't she a doll.  My papers are basic grey but I cannot remember which pad they came from.  My full recipe is below this post.

I do have to tell you that I made the flower myself, I incorporated white netting fabric and interface fabric, used my Marianne D's dies and my doohickey lace doily flower die, there are 11 layers and I then distressed them all with TH tattered rose inks. popped on a jewelled brad from Do craft and there you have it, a very pretty flower with nice texture.  I also made the little hatpin from various beads I have in my stash.

Thank you so much for popping in to visit me, I really appreciate you taking the time, and I wish you all a lovely day/evening where ever you are.

I would like to enter the following challenge.

Simon Says Stamp Challenge:  This week the theme is a game of BINGO, I chose Flowers/Brad/Sentiment
Paper Sundaes Challenge:  Would love to see a Girly Girls creation this week.
The Emerald Faeries Challenge: Would like to see Petals this week, and they also have a DT call.
The Beary Sweet Challenge: Would like to see hand made Embellishments, I made my flower and my pin.
Cards and Scrap Challenge: Would love to see either Lace or Ribbon or both.
Creative Card Crew Challenge: Would like to see Ribbon and Brads this week
Paper Creations Ink Challenge: Would like to see Ribbon or Lace this week

Hugs to you all


DP: Basic Grey (think it's called Bitter Sweet)?  Prima: Annalee
Image: Magnolia Tilda with Rubber Boots
Medium: Pro markers & Water Colour Pencils
Nesti: Spellbinders Oval
Martha Stewart: Large border punch Lace doily
Vintage Ribbon: The Funky Junkie etsy store
Hat pin: made by me
Tiled Letters:  Papermania Rose Garden accessories.
Mini Metal Corners:  Wild Orchid Crafts (new release)
Extras: Tim Holtz distress inks: Tea Dye & Tattered Rose

Tuesday, June 14

Under the Sea with Mermaid Gillian

Hello again my dears,  This is my second post today.  I wanted to show you Roberta's new Mermaid Gillian which is available now in digi format HERE.  Isn't she adorable. I've coloured her with Pro markers, aquamarkers and added lots of elements to my card which is in the recipe at the bottom of this post.

This is her debut and I would like to enter her into the following challenges:

Deep Ocean Challenge:  The theme this week is Anything Goes, but the DT would love to see something to do with the Sea.
A Spoon full of Sugar Challenge: This weeks theme is Splish Splash so anything water related.
 A Gem of A Challenge:  Flowers and Charm this week
Frosted Designs Challenge:  Would like to see Stitching real or faux
Craft Your Passion Challenge: The challenge theme this week is It's Magical.
Cardmadfairy's Digi Day Challenge:  The theme this week is Under the Sea.
Quirky Crafts Challenge: The theme this week is Under the Sea.
Shopping our Stash Challenge:  Choose anything from the list on the blog. I've gone with S = scallops, sacking cloth, sentiment O = ocean themed image.
Anything Goes Challenge:   An open theme this week so anything goes.

Well that's all for me just now, have a lovely day everyone.

DP: K& Co roam
Image: Mermaid Gilly - Prairie Fairy Designs.
Medium: Pro markers & Aqua markers
Nesti's: Oval & circle scallop
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Crinoline flower: hand made and dyed with TH inks
Web & Jute ribbon: Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Sacking cloth: local haberdashery store
Dolphin Charm: Stash
Sentiment: Lili of the Valley
Pink and Blue Gems: Stash

Magnolia's Tilda with Straw Hat

Good Afternoon All,  Yippee!!! the sun is out, there's a light breeze and after all that dreadful rain over the last week or so the garden is looking wonderful, full of colour and lovely scents.

I want to show you sweet Tilda with her little straw hat today.  I'm still loving the butterfly and dreams collection, I think it's one of the prettiest collections.  Anyway, Tilda has been coloured with promarkers and aqua markers. I've also used the doohickey tag die and left it blank so that a personal message can be added.  The full recipe for my card is below this post.

I would like to participate in the following challenges:

I Love Promarkers Challenge:  I followed the sketch
Magnolia - Licious Challenge:  Would love to see a Pink creation this fortnight
The Official Magnolia Inspiration Challenge:  Would like to see Pink/Brown/White this week.

I hope you are all having a wonderful day/evening and enjoying your hobby.

DP: First edition polka dots & Sweet Owl glitter stack
Image: Magnolia Tilda with straw hat
Medium: Promarkers and Aquamarkers
Nesti: small oval and oval scallop
Doohickey vintage tag die
Leaves: Spellbinders Foliage die
Flowers: Roses Wild Orchid Crafts
Prima and silk flowers
EK scallop border punch
Metal Corner: Wild Orchid Crafts
Butterfly: Stash
Sentiments: Lili of the Valley

Sunday, June 12

Who's a Tomboy!! Fathers Day

Hello again my dears, Well the sun disappeared about an hour ago and we now have a dark grey sky.  So I came back indoors and decided to create a simple Fathers Day Card.  I wanted to stay away from the norm so I'm using one of the new images created by Roberta over at Prairie Fairy Designs.  She is called Gillian (Summer Swinging)   and is available NOW, isn't she adorable.  I coloured her with Pro markers and water colour pencils.

I've kept the card very simple as it's male orientated.  papers are from K&Co, I found the add on corners in amongst some baby stickers and the sentiment mount is hand made and words from the computer.

There are lots of challenges this week asking for either Male/Masculine/Fathers day cards, I've chosen a few and they are:

Pretty in Pink & Brown.

Good Morning to you all,  I can't believe it, Yippee!!! the sun is shining, mind you the weather man has said there is heavy rain on its way in the afternoon.  So I'm off out into the garden before that big bright item in the sky disappears. lol.

I wanted to show you the card I made at 4.30am this morning (couldn't sleep) so I thought I would rise and do something constructive instead of tossing and turning.

I've used Tilda with Hawaiian flower as my image,  coloured her with pro markers (skin) and aqua markers (clothes) I've had these markers for ages and I'm still a little wary of them. But I'll persevere until I get it right. lol.

I followed the lovely sketch over at Just Magnolia hAnglar sTanger which Jacque created, chose the colour scheme from Passion for Promarkers.

I hope you all having a wonderful relaxing Sunday and in the meantime the Sun is calling my name.

Challenges Entered:

Just Magnolia:  This week it's a sketch and lots of Flowers
Passion for Promarkers:  Have the option of Pink/Brown or Blue/Brown colour combo.
Totally Gorjuss: Would like to see some Flower Power.

DP: Basic Grey &  Dovecraft
Image: Magnolia Tilda with Hawaiian Flower
Medium: Promarkers & Aqua markers
Frame for Tilda: Nellie Sneddon rectangle scallop
Flowers: Stash ( the large pink was from Claudia Rose)
Ribbons: A gift from Claudia Rose
Pearls: Prima
Glass beaded stamen: Stash.
Gossamer Butterfly: Stash

Saturday, June 11

Tip Toe Fairy Magic

Hi All,  I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. It's finally stopped raining and the sky is clear (no sun!!) and still a little chilly for this time of the year. 12*.  Never mind, I live in hope that the sun will shine soon!!!!

Anyway. back to my post. I've made this card using Lotv (fairies on tip toes) 1st time she has been inked up but certainly not the last. She has been coloured with Pro markers and derwent water colour pencils and added glamour dust to her wings.  The full recipe for my card is below this post.

Wishing you all a wonderful day.

I would like to participate in the following challenges:

Wild Orchid Crafts: Have a wonderful sketch this fortnight
Lili of the Valley:  Anything Goes this week
Cute Card Thursday:  Pearls and Pins this week.


DP: Prima Annalee, Cosmo Cricket, K& Co
Image: Lili of the Valley - Fairy on Tip Toes
Medium: Pro markers and Derwent water colour pencils
Nesti: small circle and circle scallops
Flowers: Hellebore's & poppy stems from Wild Orchid Crafts
Swirls: Marianne D
Lace: local haberdashery store
Ribbon: Stash
Hatpin: made by me using various beads and spacers
Sentiment: Lili of the Valley
Extras: glamour dust and sewing machine

Friday, June 10

Winter Wonderland - Pearls n Swirls - DT card

Good Friday morning to you all, it's time for another wonderful challenge over at
This week it's the lovely Lindsey who has chosen the theme for us and she would love to see
Pearls and Swirls.
My image this week is from Sugar Nellie and she is one Sassy lady called Tammy, she is adorable, I love her funky look with her way out clothes and that little Tammy on her head. She is available from Funky Kits' I've coloured her with pro markers and used glamour dust on the snow at her feet.
My papers are from last year so can't remember the maker, blue mesh lace ribbon is from Bunny Zoe's Crafts. Swirls are a Marianne D die and my sentiment is from TLC. Pearls are from Prima
Our Sponsor this week is
Please do pop over to Winter Wonderland to find out the details of this weeks prize and to see the wonderful creation my fellow DT friends have for you this week.

I would like to participate in the following Challenges:

Craft Room Challenge:  A brand new challenge and this is their first one with the theme of Anything Goes.

Southern Girls Challenge: Have the theme of Christmas this week.

Air Factory Challenge: Would like you to use something New on your project. This is a new Stamp and it's making it's debut.

 Wishing you all a fabulous day.