Sunday, July 31

Creative Inspirations #65 Summertime - DT card

Good Morning my dears,  I hope you are all enjoying the last day of July!!  Yikes, this year is moving too fast.  Anyhoo! it's time for another wonderful challenge theme over at

This fortnights theme has been chosen by the lovely Debbie and she would like to see all your Summertime Creations.

I've gone with a Summertime Wedding for my card, using sweet Tilda, Edwin and the lovely backdrop of sea, sun and sand. Everything has been coloured with Pro markers and my image has been placed onto my Fleur de lis square spellbinders die.

I used my brand new MS large branch border punch and cut out the vines I needed for the flowers to grow on, which are sweetheart blossoms from Wild Orchid Crafts. The full recipe for my card is below this post.

Our Sponsor this week is Little Claire's Designs. Please pop over to Creative Inspirations to discover what the prize is.

I'll say Ta ta for now but I may see you later. Have a great day everyone.

Challenges Entered:

Moving Along with the Times Challenge: Would like to see something Brand New this week, my card has a brand new item and the theme is a brand new life ahead for the happy couple.
I love Promarkers Challenge: Anything goes this week
Allsorts Challenge: Have a free and easy challenge theme all this month.
Crafting for all Seasons Challenge: Would like to see Beach/Ocean this week
Anything Goes Challenge:  Pick of the Bunch. Lots of Flowers on your creation
Crafty Emma's Challenge:  Would like to see Mainly Blue on your creation.
Just some lines Challenge: Outdoors/Summer this time round.
Paper Sundaes Challenge: Would like to see Clouds and Sky this week.

DP: Prima Sparkling Spring
Images: Magnolia
Medium: Promarkers
Nesti: Spellbinders Fleur de lis
MS: Large Branch Border punch
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearls: Prima
Sentiment: Dovecraft chipboard.

Simply Sassy Gdt Call

Hello My Friends,  I want to tell you that there is only a few days left to join in on the Simply Sassy Gdt call.  

 I visit this inspirational blog all the time and drool over the wonderful creations that the DT create on a regular basis and  I thought "why not" !!!! 

 I take a lot of enthusiasm and inspiration from their stunning creations. So feet first I'm going to throw my hand in and enter.   It's not to late for you to try as well. Just click HERE and find out the details.

Wish me luck!!  cause I'm gonna need it.


Friday, July 29

A Sprinkling of Stardust


Good day my lovelies,  I hope you are all having a wonderful one.  I wanted to show you sweet Stardust from the Sugar Nellie range of Simply Sassy Stamps.  I think she is so adorable and suitable for any occasion.  I coloured her with Pro markers and Derwent water  colour pencils, adding glamour dust to her little sprinkles of stardust and around the edge of the image.  I followed the sketch from The Sugar Bowl, created for this challenge by the lovely Kiki, the  theme is Lace.  You still have plenty of time to enter as the challenge is running until mid August.

I've used a few elements on my card. Papers are by Basic Grey and Prima. Swirl die cut is from Marianne D's creatable, Italian Doily is from Cheery Lynn dies. Pennant Die is from Whimsy Stamps. Chipboard button is from Cosmo Cricket and has been painted white and TH crackle glaze added. The lace is from my stash.

Thank you so much for popping in to visit and can I just say a big Hi to my new followers, I do hope you will come visit with me often.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

The Sugar Bowl Challenge:  Sketch followed and Lace added
Cupcake Craft Challenge: Would like to see Shabby Sparkle this week
Lothian Crafts Challenge: Would like you to use die cuts this month
Sew Many Challenge: Have the theme of Anything Goes this week
Phindy's Place Challenge:  Would like to see Die Cuts this week
The Paper Shelter Challenge: Have the theme of Anything Goes.

Thursday, July 28

Sassy Artistic Corner Bookmark

Hi Friends,  Thought I'd show you a little corner bookmark I made for the Sugar Nellie facebook challenge that's happening this week. I've used my Sugar Nellie Sassy Artistic Goddess.  The theme is no brown/blonde/black/brunette hair colour allowed.  So I thought I would make her real Sassy with purple hair.  I've used my Promarkers to colour all of her and I think she's real cool.

The papers are from MME wild asparagus, tassel is LLB and the branch is my new large border MS punch, I just cut out the sizes I needed. Flowers are from making memories.

She also qualifies for a few challenge which are running this week so without further ado here they are.

Simon Says Stamp Challenge:  Shaped Card/Project.
Fab n Funky Challenge: Clash of the Colours.
I Love Promarkers Challenge: Anything Goes this week
Make it Monday Challenge: Anything goes this week.

I Hope you are all having a wonderful day/evening.

Tuesday, July 26

A day at the Beach

Hello dear friends,  I've just finished this cute Tilda card and yes it's another masking job but this time I added the sand, sea and sky, now how adventurous am I !!! lol.  I'm so addicted to this type of stamping that I'm now looking all over the place for background stamps. So if you know anyone who is fed up with theirs then point them in my direction please.

There are some wonderful summer challenges going on just now so my motivation and inspiration came from the following Blogs (thanks to every one of them)

Magnolia-Licious Highlites Challenge:  This month there was a wonderful Summer Bash Blog Hop Party, there's still time to hop bye the way and a theme for the challenge of either Beach Bash, Fishing or  BBQ/Picnic. I chose to go to the Beach because we don't often get the chance here in Scotland with the weather being so changeable.
Dutch Magnolia Challenge:  This time the theme chosen was Summertime.
Magnolia Stamp Lovers Challenge: Would love to see Summer Colours used on your projects.
The Pink Elephant Challenge: Have the theme of Fun in the Sun this week.
Paper Sundae Challenge: Have the theme of Beachy or Summery this week.
Cupcake Inspiration Challenge:  Have two wonderful picture inspirational photo's this week, I went with the colour scheme and beach wear of the first picture.
Totally Gorjuss Challenge:  Would like to see Punches or Die Cuts this week.

I would like to welcome my new friends who have become followers of my blog.  I hope you get a little encouragement and enthusiasm from my post. I will do my very best to come visit you when I have a few spare minutes.  I am working on collecting some  items for a WONDERFUL CANDY just for my followers. It will be happening real soon as I have a BIG CELEBRATION in the pipeline.  In the meantime do have a fab day where ever you are.


DP: Karrs Princess papers
Image: Magnolia Tilda & fence
Medium: Pro markers & Derwent water colour pencils
Die Cut Swirls:  All from Marianne D's Creatables
Raffia Ribbon: Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts,  Large green flower is hand made
Sentiment: Lili of the Valley
Nesti's: circle small circle scallop

Monday, July 25

Pink Brown Cream My Fav Combo.

Good Afternoon my dears,  I have another sweet Tilda card to show you today.  I've used Tilda with her toy bunny coloured her with Pro Markers and Derwent water colour pencils. I followed the sketch over at Wild Orchid Crafts, took my colour scheme from Simply Magnolia and my favourite embellishments from the challenge over at Stamp Something.  The full recipe for my card is below this post.

It's another beautiful day here in Scotland so I'm off out into the garden to have a BBQ with my lovely neighbours.  I hope you are all having a wonderful day too.

Challenges Entered:

Wild Orchid Craft Challenge:  I used the fab sketch (see below)
Simply Magnolia Challenge:  A colour scheme of brown/pink/neutral this week.
Stamp Something Challenge: Would like to see your favourite embellishments. For me it's got to be Flowers, ribbon and swirls.


DP: DCWV Papermania sweet owl
Image: Magnolia's Tilda with Toy rabbit
Medium: Pro markers, Derwent water colour pencils
Nesti: oval small oval scallop
Swirl die: Marianne D's
Flowers: Wild Orchid Craft (Gardenia, Poppy, Rose, sweetheart blossoms)
Other Flowers: crinoline hand made, doohickey vintage doily.
Punches used|: MS large lace doily border, xcut 2" round punch
Sentiments: Lili of the Valley.

Friday, July 22

Winter Wonderland - The Holly & The Ivy - DT card

Good Morning my Dears,  It's Friday and that means 1 more sleep till the weekend. lol.  Can you tell I'm desperate!!!  I've not had a great week so I'm hopeful that the weekend gives me a chance to chill out a little.

Anyway I'm here to tell you that it's time for another wonderful challenge over at Winter Wonderland. This week the lovely Marianne is your hostess and she has chosen the theme of Holly/Ivy you can use both or either whichever you have to hand, but we must see at least one on your creation to qualify for the prize.

I've used the gorgeous papermania A Silent Night papers, it's covered with holly and has lovely little raised berries on it. I've also popped on a tiny sentiment with holly on it.

My Image is a WOJ by Elizabeth Bell and she is called Musing Melinda.  I stamped her onto a tag and coloured her with Promarkers. The sentiment has been heat embossed with Heat it Up silver embossing powder.  You can find the full recipe for my card below this post.

Our fabulous Sponsor this week is none other than Simon Says Stamp who is giving one lucky winner a $15.00 gift certificate to spend in store.


Do pop over and take a peek at the wonderful designs my teamie friends have created for you this week.

Thank you so much for popping in to visit, I hope you all have a wonderful day and weekend.

Challenges Entered:

Whiff of Joy Challenge: I followed the wonderful sketch this week from Kylie (sketch below)
A Spoon full of Sugar Challenge:  Would like to see a Tag this week.
Bearly Mine Challenge:  Would like to see a Tag large or small.
I love Promarkers Challenge:  Have a Christmas theme this week
Paper Sundaes Challenge:  Christmas in July this week
ABC Christmas Challenge:  O = Older, would like you to use a stamp that's more than a year old.
Delightful Challenge: Christmas in July this week
Craft Us Crazy Challenge: It's an Anything Goes this week.
Do You Stack Up Challenge: Would like to see Wings this week.
Christmas Crafting Challenge:  This is a new challenge blog and the theme this month is a Christmas card/project with at least one Flower. 

Whiff of Joy Sketch.

DP: Papermania A Silent Night
Image: Whiff of Joy Musing Melinda
Medium: Promarkers
Tag: Sizzix bigz die
Lace & Ribbon:  Stash
Poinsettias: Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Joy Tag: papermania chipboard
Cheery Lynn doily die
Sentiment: Whimsy Stamps
Extras: heat it up silver embossing powder, TH tattered rose distress ink.

Tuesday, July 19

Tilda with Roses for Simon Says Stamp Challenge

Good Evening everyone,  I hope you are all well and having a great day/evening/night.   It's 8.30pm here in Scotland, I'm not usually on my page at this time but I'm looking for cards that I haven't posted before and I found this wee cracker!!!  This is my June Mingle card for my partner over at Magnolia-luscious Yahoo Group.  We are asked to make a card and send it to someone in the Group.  This is the card I made for my partner and it went all the way to America, I know she received it because she sent me an email to let me know.

I've dragged it out of my archive folder in order to join in with Simon Says Stamp Challenge.  I've already submitted 8 cards, lol!! this will be number 9,

If they achieve 1,000 entries into this weeks challenge then Heidi will give an extra prize of $50.00  to spend in store.  I just couldn't resist.  So if you are sitting on any cards that have never seen the light of day or you've created something this week and haven't entered NOW IS THE TIME.  I'm not desperate to win the prize (oh yes she is!!!!)  but hey ho! someone has to win.  I won't go on any more, I won't even list the recipe cause you can see what I've used. So without further ado I'm entering this card into "Da da!

Simon Says Stamp Challenge:  Anything goes with the option of Lace.  I promise this is my last entry, I need to go and have dinner with my DH, who thinks I'm CRAZY!!!!!

Hugs everyone.

Sweet Daisy

Hello again my dears,  this is my 2nd post today and I wanted to show you one of my all time favourite Sugar Nellie Stamps, she was created by the very talented Elizabeth Bell and her name is Daisy

I've coloured her with Pro markers and sat her on a circle nesti with a scallop nesti behind, both have been distressed with TH broken china distress ink.

I used a square paper doily and papers are all Papermania's. My swirls are from Marianne D dies, the full recipe for my card is below this post.  I do want to enter her into a few challenges so without further faffing here they are.

Elphine House Australian Challenge:  This is their first challenge and would like you to Lace it up but of course you must use an Elizabeth Bell Image. My lace is on top of my bunting.
The Ribbon Girl Challenge:  Would like to see shades of Aqua this week
The Pink Elephant Challenge: Have an inspirational picture this week and I've taken my colour scheme from it.
Deep Ocean Challenge: Would like to see Ribbon this week
Dream Valley Challenge: Have a Summer theme this time.
I'm also entering this into the Sugar Nellie Face book challenge.
Simon Says Stamp Challenge:  Anything goes this week with the option of Lace.

Thank you so much for popping in to visit, I wish you all a lovely day.


DP: Papaermania's Summer  Bloom
Image: Sugar Nellie Daisy by Elizabeth Bell
Medium: Pro Markers
Nesti:  circle small, circle scallop
Bunting die: Whiff of Joy
Swirls Die: Marianne D's
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Lace Doily: Stash
Ribbon: local haberdashery store.

Emeral Faeries Garden - sponsoring Top Tip Tuesday GDT card

Good Morning All!!  Guess what!!!!  

 I wanted  to let everyone know that the lovely Deb over at Emerald Faeries Garden is sponsoring Top Tip Tuesday challenge this week.  The theme is No Squares allowed.  Deb very kindly asked the newbie DT members of Emerald Faeries Garden if we would like to make a card and of course we all said YES PLEASE!!

Do Please pop over to the challenge blog and see the wonderful designs all the Top Tip Dt's and Gdt's have created for you.

I chose to make a flower card using the adorable Isla as my main image, she is so cute.  I coloured her with pro markers and cut her out to give the illusion of her floating away, she looks like she is thoroughly enjoying herself. I placed her on a blossom nesti.

I used my scallop circle Nesties to cover the petals of the flower card with DCWV paper Added a paper doily in the centre and then my doily lace die to add yet another doily. I love the effect it gives. Prima flowers and a little chipboard heart which I painted with white acrylic pain and then added TH distress crackle paint. My ticket sentiment is also from Emerald Faeries new sentiment release. Isla and ticket sentiment are available HERE.

I would like to enter this into the following Challenge:

Simon Says Stamp Challenge:  Anything Goes with the option of Lace.

Have a great day everyone.


Monday, July 18

Red White Blue/Nautical Tilda

Hi again, this is my second post today!!!!   after tidying up my craft room for the last 2 days!!!!  wish I'd never started but I can now find all the items I need to craft in a dignified and tidy manner.  Don't know how long it will last but hey ho!!  I've managed my 2nd card today.

It's been made with two challenges in mind.  I was so annoyed that time slipped away last week and I didn't manage to get a card made for TOMIC!!!!   well I won't miss it this week.

I've used sweet Tilda climbing up her rope ladder to board her ship. I've also used the colour theme of Red Blue & white in order that I can join in with Magnolia-licious challenge this fortnight.  The full recipe for my card is below this post.

I would like to participate in the following challenges:

TOMIC Challenge:  Would like to see a Nautical creation this week.

Magnolia-licious Challenge: have a pictorial incentive this week of the stars and stripesNational flag of the USA. So I've taken my colours from it.

Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything goes this week with the option of Lace.

This is my last post for today, but I've already got another 2 cards in the making, I'll try and finish them off tomorrow.


DP: DCWV white and blue card stock
Papermania: Basic spots n dots pad
Image: Magnolia Tilda from the Bon Voyage release
Medium: Pro Markers & Derwent water colour pencils
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Leaves: Spellbinders foliage distressed with TH forest green ink
Web Ribbon: Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Buttons, dolphin charm: Stash
Metal Butterfly's Brads: Dovecraft
Sentiment: Freebie from Bizzy Becs Blog

More Masking with Magnolia's

Good Afternoon my dears,  I hope you're all having a good start to your week.  I've been masking again, this time I've used the adorable Mushroom with snail and Tilda with large bow. I think they go rather well together.  Both images have been coloured with pro markers and Derwent water colour pencils.  For the sky I used TH broken china distress ink.  The full recipe for my card is below this post.

I would like to enter into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Challenge:   This week it's an Anything goes week with the option of adding Lace.
Magnolia Down Under Challenge:  Would like you to make a scene this week.  They are also having a DT call, pop over for all the deets.
Totally Papercrafts Challenge: Would like to see Corly Girls this week.
A Spoon full of Sugar Challenge: Have a colour challenge of 
 Pink & Brown this week

Oops I nearly forgot again, Magnolia Monday with Katie, Any Magnolia Creation so long as it's made for today. While you're there you must must must take a look at Katie's new revamped craft room. I'm telling you it's to die for.

Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead.


DP: K&Co Madeline (Brenda Walton) 12 x 12
Image: Magnolia Tilda with bow and Mushrooms with snail
Medium: Pro Markers & Derwent Water colour pencils
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Seam binding ribbon: Wild Orchid Crafts
Brad: Basic Grey Origins
Chipboard Heart: covered with same papers
Butterfly's: MS punch
Leaves: Spellbinders Foliage die coloured with TH forest green distress ink.
Lace: stash
Pearls: Prima
Sentiment: Cosmo Cricket

Prairie Fairy Designs - Fantastic Summer Fun Pack Offer NOT TO BE MISSED

Oh my Goodness!!!!!!  My Fairy Queen has lost it!!  I'm telling you she has gone NUTS!!!!!!  I just have to tell you about  this..........................................................................

Take a look at the Picture to start with, this is sweet Gillian a brand new image from the very talented Roberta over at
 Prairie Fairy Designs, and you could be one of the first to have her.  As the blinkie says you will receive 5 brand new Gillian and Lewis Images,  30 assorted images and wait for it .......... 10 assorted sentiment images.  Oh my word !!!  that's 45 digital images!!!  she's gone doo lalley, nuts, lost the plot.  Hehehehehe!!! I only jest my Queen.

But what a fantastic offer this is.  All of this for $25.00  Canadian Dollars,  It's a STEAL.


Sunday, July 17

Creative Inspirations #64 Christmas In July - DT card

Good Morning Everyone,  It's time for another wonderful challenge over at

Our theme for this fortnight is Christmas in July.  So if you haven't made a start on those Christmas cards/projects now is the ideal opportunity because believe me it will be here before we know it. This year is moving so fast. Well it is for me. lol.

I'm using one of the latest releases from Sugar Nellie, I think I've found a new favourite Christmas image.  I was so lucky to have won this sweet Furry Friend stamp including the papers, sentiment, ribbon. In fact everything on this card except the snowflakes was part of the candy just for doing the amazing New Release blog hop (which was entirely my pleasure).

I've used Pro markers for her face and hair and Derwent water colours for clothes and that adorable polar bear. Sprinkled Glamour Dust on her fur trim and little muff.

Our sponsor this week is the fab Letraset and the lucky winner will win a set of Pro Markers plus a bleedproof pad.


That's about it from me for now so I'll say bye for now and wish you all a fantastic day.

Challenges I would like to enter are:

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge:  The theme this month is Cool it. 
Guylou's Inimitability Challenge: Have a recipe of 1 ribbon, 2 patterned papers and at least 3 pieces of bling.
Cute Card Thursday Challenge: Going round in Circles this week. They would like to see Circles on your creation.
Crafting for all Seasons Challenge: Would like to see Furry Friends this week.
Pattie's Creations Challenge: Would like to see Glitter/Bling this week.
Christmas Card Challenge: Have the theme of Faith/Christmas this week.
Simon Says Stamp Challenge:  Anything goes this week with the option of Lace.

All of the following Challenges Have a Christmas theme.

Saturday, July 16

Tilda with Wheelbarrow + Challenges

Good Morning my Dears,  I hope you are all having a nice weekend, I'm not working this time so I'm going to try and tidy up my craft room (it's in an awful mess)  I'm not a tidy crafter, every surface has something on it, in fact I spend more time shuffling it all  around to find things I need.  I went out yesterday and bought some new storage accordion folders for my mountain of papers. I'll let you see the pictures when I've finished, but it's gonna take a while.

I've made this card for a few challenges using sweet Tilda with butterfly and the wheelbarrow stamp.  I'm just loving this masking malarkey. Don't know why I was so petrified of doing it in the first place. lol.  I've popped the full recipe for the card at the bottom of this post. So without further ado here are the challenges that inspired this card.

Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge:  Would like to see stitching this week, real or faux, I've gone for real stitching.
Simon Says Stamp Challenge:  Have an anything goes this week with the option of Lace.  My lace behind my flowers were cut out from a length of daisy lace.
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: Would like to see Butterfly's this week.
By The Cute & Girly Challenge: Would like to see things with Wings.
Craft Your Passion Challenge:  Would like to see a Just for You project this week.
Fussy and Fancy Challenge:  Have a Summer theme this week
Moving Along with the Times Challenge: Would like to see your favourite things.  I love my Magnolia's, flowers, lace, oh boy! where do I stop.
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge:  Would like to see Fun in the Sun this Month.  Zoe is also looking for a couple of new DT members so pop on over and have a shot, you gotta try haven't you.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.


DP: I can't remember, I've had them so long. Could be K&Co
Images: Magnolia Tilda with butterfly & Wheelbarrow with Tulips
Medium: Pro markers + Derwent Water colour pencils
Flowers: All from Wild Orchid Crafts
Lace Flowers: Cut out individually from a length of daisy lace
Leaves: Spellbinders Foliage die
Web Ribbon: Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Butterfly's: Martha Stewart  punch and ETC punch
Sentiment: Papermania
Extras: TH broken china distress in for sky.