Wednesday, August 31

Fabulous Fall Fun Pack from Prairie Fairy Design.

Hello my dears,  I just wanted to let you all know that Roberta over at Prairie Fairy Designs has a Fabulous new Fall fun pack for you which can be purchased from Friday 2nd Sept and will be available for a limited time of one week.

Go grab yourself a real bargain and of course 10 Brand New Images plus the lovely extra images that will come with the pack.

Remember they are available from Friday for a limited time only

Suzi x

Monday, August 29

Marianne's Design Divas - Mid Way Reminder

A very Happy Bank Holiday Monday to all that are enjoying this long weekend in the U.K.   I want to remind you of the fabulous new challenge this month over at

We have had a wonderful response to our first challenge but there is still lots of time to enter our Anything Goes Theme.  The only stipulation is that somewhere on your wonderful creations there must be a Marianne product, either a die cut, embossing folder, flower, papers, just one of these elements will allow you be entered into the prize draw.

I've used lots of Marianne's products on my creation because I love them and have been an avid fan and user since she launched them.  Let me tell you about my card.

I've used the following

Image: Marianne's Santa Claus HM9434
Paper: Marianne Scandinavian Christmas
Embossing Folder: Anjas Vintage DS0913
Norwegian Star LR0124
Finish Star: LR0125
Poinsettia Miniature: LRo142

My image has been coloured with Pro markers, ribbon and gems are from my stash and my sentiment is from Sentiments 4 You.

Our Sponsor this month is the lovely Nikki from Bunny Zoe's Crafts

And here is the prize you could win

That's it from me for now my dears, I do hope you'll join in with our challenge, I'm really looking forward to seeing more of your delightful creations.

Hugs. xox

Challenges entered:

Divas by Design Challenge:  Christmas in August this week
Stampavie & More Challenge:  Christmas in Summer this week
Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge: Any Christmas project this week
Charisma Cardz Challenge:  Glitter it up this week, but do remember there is a limit of 9 other challenges that you can enter.


Sunday, August 28

Such a Sad Day!!!

Good Morning my dears,  It's a very sad Sunday morning here over at Creative Inspirations .........................  after 4 very successful years sadly the challenge blog is closing!!!!  Sweet Jude as some of you already know has had some major health issues over the last year or so and being the trooper that she is battled on to keep the challenge going, sadly this is now just too much for her and she can no longer continue.  Cheryl, an amazing lady has been running the challenge now for a little while but along with all her many DT responsibilities and family issues this is no longer possible.

 We are all very sad that this is our last challenge but I'm so glad I've been a part of such a wonderful blog for the last 20 months. 

Anyhoo!!!  it is our final bi-weekly challenge and for all our amazing followers I do hope you will pop over and join in for the very last time.  Our theme this week is your choice of the following 3 recipe options.

Option 1:  Distress/button/bows
Option 2: Vintage/Ribbon/Flowers
Option 3: Shabby Chic/Lace/Pearls

I've gone for option 3  using a sweet Sarah Kay image which has been coloured with promarkers and Derwent artist pencils using sansador oils. My flowers are all hand made from the Spellbinders Rose collection die cuts. I curled the centre of each petal using my tweezers and added little pearl flat back hearts. The full recipe for my card is below this post.

Our Sponsor this week is

Sponsoring us every month.

Joanna is offering our winner a £10.00 gift voucher to spend in store and this includes postage.

Do please pop over and say a fond farewell to our wonderful DT who have put together a feast of amazing work for you this week.

All that's left is to say a fond farewell to Jude, Cheryl, Lorraine, Laney, Tina, Lisa, Debbie, Maggie, Emma, Debs, Anne and Christine.  It's been an absolute pleasure working with you all.

Hugs xox

Challenges Entered:

Crafts and Me Challenge:  Would love to see Lace this week
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Would love to see Dies this week
Speedy The Cats Friends Challenge: Would like some Lace this week
Fashionable Stamping Challenge:  Would like to see Ribbon or Lace, you could use both if you wish.
The Paper Shelter Challenge:  Would like to see Die Cuts and Punches this week. 

Papers: K&Co Bassil for mounts
Image: Sarah Kay  A kiss for Chloe
Medium: Promarkers - Derwent Artist pencils with sansador oil
Nestie's: labels
2" xcut scallop punch for sentiment.
Flowers: Spellbinders Rose die, leaves from spellbinders foliage die
Metal Corner: Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment: Lotv
Lace & heart pearls: Stash.

Thursday, August 25

C.R.A.F.T. #117 Colour Fiesta - Final Gdt card

 A very Good morning to you all,  I'm a little sad this morning because this is my last Guest Dt card for t

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge

 It's been so lovely being back to the very 1st challenge blog that gave me my first ever DT spot.  It's been my pleasure and privilege over the last month.

This week we have a Colour Fiesta for you, we would love to see your creations using the colours in the photo above. Simples' as they say. lol.

I've used a very old paper pad from papermania (at least 2yrs old) see I knew it would come in handy.  It's my Daughters little boy Lewis's Birthday and she asked me to make him a card from my twin Grandsons.  I've used this sweet Lotv image coloured with pro markers, a couple of little clip things, a balloon and hey presto it's done.  The sentiment I created on the computer.

Our sponsor this week is Just Tracy's Crafts

Just Tracy\

Please do pop over to the challenge blog to find out what the prize is and of course to see the wonderful creations the DT have made for you this week.

That's all from me for now my dears but I may see you all later.

Challenges Entered:

Top Tip Tuesday Challenge:  Masculine card this week please
Cards for Men Challenge:  Anything Goes this week


Wednesday, August 24

Pretty in Blue for Mum

Here is my second post tonight.  I made this card for a dear friends Mother at her request. Her spec was blue, cute and flowers. Mmmh!! 

I used a sweet Sarah Kay image and coloured her with pro markers and Derwent artist's pencils, I've had her for ages n ages but this is her first outing so to speak. The papers are really old K &Co. (I've made myself a promise that I need to use the mountain of papers that I have before buying anymore, this was after I bought 4 12x12 K&Co packs at the weekend.!!!!!! 

I used DCWV for the mounts and this beautiful ribbon from Bazzil. EK scallop punch, suede flowers from Dovecarft, circle punch from xcut, scallops from Nestie's. Pearl stamens from WOC, button and heart charm from my stash, ferns from spellbinders foliage die and the sentiment was made using the computer.  I also used TH broken china distress ink for the clouds.

Thank you so much for popping in to visit, I hope you enjoyed your stay and that you'll come back to see me soon.

I would like to participate in the following challenges:

The Ribbon Girls Challenge:  Use pretty ribbons this week
The Paper Shelter Challenge:  Would like you to use Punches and Dies this week.
Stamps R Us Challenge: Anything Goes this week
A Spoon full of Sugar Challenge: Would like a Birthday creation this week.
Lothian Crafts Challenge:  Anything Goes this Month
Sew Many Challenge:  Summertime is the theme this week.

So ya wanna play!!!!

Hi all,  well I was browsing tonight and came across my dear teamie Corry's post about becoming a full time member and challenge co-coordinator over at Tickled Pink stamps.  I am so delighted cause believe me she is one talented and enthusiastic lady as some of you may already know.  Anyhoo I've had a few tickled pink stamps for a couple of weeks and just haven't had the time to use them (shame on me!!!)  and when I noticed that the challenge only had a few hours left I knuckled down and made this wee card.

She is called Baseball Pippa and boy does she have attitude!!!  this card is going to be so perfect for a friend of ours who who is baseball mad!!!  not our usual sport here in Scotland. lol.  I promise he will get the joke sentiment!!! Rofl xx

Anyway I'm going to enter it into this weeks challenge over at Tickled Pinks Stamps which has an Anything goes theme.

Sending you huge congrats Corry, a well deserved result sweetie.


Sunday, August 21


Hi everyone

we have 2 new little faeries for Release for you today
yay how awesome is that!!

are now for sale at

I've made a card using the sweet Isabella, coloured her with pro markers and derwent artist pencils. I've used pale green flower soft for effect on the little mound she is sitting on.  Isn't she adorable.  Papers are from Papermania and K&Co, vintage ribbon from The Funkie Junkie (etsy store) flower is hand made using various dies, papers and some gossamer material. Sentiment is from Emerald Faerie Garden.

Using the utterly adorable Ashee, I've made a gift Tag,  now how cute is he!!!!  sitting on his little mushroom/toadstool  I'm never sure which is which lol.!!! once again I've used my pro markers and Derwent artist pencils.  My swirly banner is from a CB folder distressed with TH broken china ink. Sentiment is from Emerald Faeries Garden (Ticket) EK scallop and emboss punch and I've added a few little blue gems. Butterfly punch (can't remember the make)  and some craft work fibres finish off my creation.

Be sure to check out what

The Emerald Faeries Garden Design Team have created with this these 2 New little cute faeries ..

here is their Blog List for you

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

Bearly Mine Challenge:  Bring on the Bling.  My Faerie wings on my card have glamour dust and my tag has pretty gems.
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Babies and little ones. I would like to enter my tag.

Wishing you all a wonderful day and a productive week ahead.


Friday, August 19

Winter Wonderland - For the Man in your life DT Card

Morning my dears,  It's FRIDAY!!!!! yippee!!!  and I've got the weekend off.  No Gig or studio so I'll be crafting all weekend.

Time for another Challenge over at Winter Wonderland and this weeks hostess with this week it's Marianne's teams turn to bring you the theme.  We would like to see a card/project for
The Man/boy in your life.  A nice easy one for you.

I've chosen to use one of my HM stamps. Isn't he the cutest!!! I've coloured the image with Pro markers and Derwent Artist pencils. I've kept the card fairly simple but couldn't resist a bit of glitz with the red glitter board and glitter ribbon.  My friend won't mind cause he likes a bit of glitz as he is quite theatrical. lol.

Our Sponsors this week are

Crafty Emma's Store and she is giving the winner £10.00 to spend in store
Kindly sponsored by

Our next Sponsor is Squiggle Stamps and the prize is a choice of 2 digital images.

Kindly sponsored by

Well my dears that's all from me just now. I may be back a little later if I can get my current project finished. In the meantime I wish you all a wonderful weekend ahead.

Challenges Entered

Simon Says Stamp Challenge:  The theme this week is Food/Drink
Ooh La la Challenge: Christmas Creations
Totally Papercrafts Challenge:  Christmas in August.

Thursday, August 18

C.R.A.F.T. #116 Resist Technique Gdt Card

A very good morning to you all,   This is my third week as Guest Dt over at C.R.A.F.T. challenge and it's lovely to be back here even if it's only for a short time.

Our new Challenge kicks off today and the theme is for you to create something using a Resist Technique.  Now I'm not a big fan of this method but I thought I'd give it a go.   Anyway I've used a Simply Sassy stamp from Sugar Nellie and she is called Hippie Chick, totally fabulous for my Friends 13 yr old Daughter.

The Full recipe for my card is below this post.

Our Sponsor this week is Sew Many Digital Stamps and the winner will get the choice of 5 digital images.

Sew Many Digital Stamps

I do hope you will join in with us this week.

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

Challenges Entered:

The Sugar Bowl Challenge: I followed the lovely sketch by Maria Theresa this week and the option of the colour Blue
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge:  Would like us all to Celebrate with them on having 1,000 followers and the option is to use the colours of their Banner.
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge: Would like to see a Non Stampled Sentiment this week.
Deep Ocean Challenge: Would like to see Light Blue this week
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Are having a game of Bingo this week, I've chosen the line Blooms/Ribbon/Gems
The Crafty Pad Challenge: Would like to see Cute and Girly this week.
Creative Card Crew Challenge: Would like to see hand made Flowers
Crafts and Me Challenge:  Would like to see Blues or Blues/Greens this week.


DP: Papermania Summer Blooms
Prima: Annalee
Image: Hippie Chick - Sugar Nellie
Medium: Promarkers
Tim Holtz Scallops alteration die distressed with Broken China ink
Swirls: Marianne D's
Flower: Handmade, waxed and coloured with TH distress inks and then stamped with small words stamp
Gems: Doodle dewdrops
Ribbon Seam Binding: Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment: Computer generated.

Monday, August 15

The Emerald Faerie Garden #7 Birthdays DT card

Hello my lovelies,  I hope you've all had a wonderful weekend and that you have a marvelous week ahead.  Time for another fabby challenge over at The Emerald Faerie Garden and for this fortnight the theme is BIRTHDAYS.  Now how easy is that !!!

I've used the adorable Willy & Mia image (available HERE) I've also used the very new Drop Sentiments which were released yesterday and is available in store.  

My image has been coloured with pro markers and my new Derwent Artists pencils using Sansodor oil.  I'm really quite pleased with how the colours turned out as this is my first attempt at trying this medium.  It's quite time consuming but oh so therapeutic.  I used a tiny grass n flower stamp to create the garden and TH broken china distress ink for the clouds.
The full recipe for my card is below this post.

I do hope you will come over and join us, you don't have to use an Emerald Faerie image to join in but of course if you have some then we would love to see them.

That's all from me just now my dears, I may be back later so in the meantime have a wonderful day.

I would like to enter the following Challenges:

Sir Stampalot Challenge:  Have the theme this month of What ever  you Fancy.
Moving Along with the Times Challenge:  Would like to see some Fantasy this week.
Craft Your Days Away Challenge: Are celebrating their 1st Birthday so the theme this week is Birthdays.
The Stamp Man Challenge: Have the theme this week of Anything Goes with Summer Colours.
Lothian Crafts Challenge:  Have an Anything Goes Theme this month.


DP: Papermania's Summer Bloom
Image: Emerald Faerie Gardens Willy & Mia
Medium: Pro markers & Derwent Artist pencils
Nestie's: spellbinders Fleur de lis
Punches: MS large branch border punch, then cut out to make smaller branches
Flower: K&Co.
Ribbon and bling: Stash
Sentiments: Emerald Faerie Garden Drop Sentiments.

Marianne's Design Divas # 1 Anything Goes DT card

Woohooo!!!!   It's here!!! our very first challenge over at

I am so excited and thrilled to be here at the Launch of this fabulous new Challenge Blog and of course to be showcasing the wonderful designs of Marianne's amazing creations.  The challenge is monthly so there's ample time to get your creations into Mr Linky. The theme this month is


We are looking forward to seeing all your beautiful creations using any of Marianne's gorgeous products, either stamps, papers, die cuts, flowers etc etc.

For my DT card I've used sweet Tilda as my image and coloured her with promarkers and a little glamour dust.  My papers are Prima and K&Co. Flowers are a mixture of WOC, petaloo and some from my stash. My Marianne D's dies that I've used are the swirls from the Frames & Swirls die (LR0116) and the Small Butterfly (LR0153)

The Full Recipe for my card is below this post.

Our Sponsor for this challenge is the lovely Bunny Zoe Crafts
Nikki has an amazing selection of Marianne's Dies in store.

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The Prize is a gorgeous set of the new Christmas Baubles (LR0184)

What a fabulous prize for our lucky winner.

Please do pop on over and take a peek at the wonderful creations that my fellow Teamie's have conjured up to enthuse and encourage you.  They are utterly amazing, don't forget to leave some love while your over there.  That's all from me just now my dears but I'm so looking forward to seeing all your wonderful labours of love.

I would like to participate in the following Challenges\;

Magnolia Stamp Lovers Challenge:  Would like to see Flowers this week.
Magnolia Down Under Challenge: Would love to see you create something inspired by a song.  I've chosen the song of When you wish upon a Start by Louis Armstrong.
Magnolia Mania Challenge:  Would like to see a Special Card/project this week.  ........ My card is going to a very special Great Niece.
The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop Blog Challenge: Use some pretty ribbon on your project.


DP: K&Co - Prima
Image: Magnolia
Medium: Promarkers
Swirls: Marianne D's Frames & Flourish die LR0116
Butterfly: Marianne D's Small Butterfly LR0153
Oval Nestie: Spellbinders
Flowers: WOC, Petaloo, Stash
Ribbon behind Flowers: White web ribbon (local haberdashery store)
Pearls: Prima
Corner Metal Flourish: WOC coloured with Copics
Sentiment: LOTV

Sunday, August 14

Creative Inspirations #66 Back To School DT project

Good Morning All,   It's Sunday and time for another wonderful bi weekly challenge over at Creative Inspirations. This fortnight our theme is BACK TO SCHOOL.  

This will be my second corner bookmark this week, I made one for my Gdt spot over at CRAFT Challenge on Thursday but that one was for my Grandson Aaron this one is for his twin Brother Ross.  I've kept the same size but this time there is no image just sweet dome accents.  Papers are from Dovecraft and all the little additions such as the apple, crayons worm etc are all from Papermanias. I just added them along with a few coloured paper clips.

Our sponsor for this challenge is the amazing


The prize is a gift voucher which you can spend in their amazing on line store.  You won't have any problems spending because they have the most amazing range of goodies to suit all crafters.

That's all from me for now my dears, I'll be back later with another DT card but until then I wish you all a wonderful Sunday.

I would like to participate in the following Challenges:

Celebrate the Occasion Challenge:  They have the theme of Back to School this week
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge: As always there is a fab picture for inspiration this week.
Allsorts Challenge:  This week it's Anything but a card
Dutch Dare Challenge:  Back to School this week
Ambers Crafts and Stuff Challenge: Back to school this week.
Shelly's Images Challenge: Back to school this week



Hi to everyone crafty out there!!
we have a new Sentiment Release for you today..yay!!!

The Faerie Drop Sentiments

These gorgeous Sentiment Stamps have been designed by 1 of our own Emerald Faeries Garden Design Team lady

  Anita Marie

are now for sale at

 here is my Card I made using the new Faerie Drop Sentiments

Be sure to check out what
The Emerald Faeries Garden Design Team have created with this Awesome New Sentiment release ..
here is their Blog List for you

Debra James's Blog-:
Debbie pamment's Blog-:
Carol's Blog-:

Do pop over to Emerald Faerie Garden where there is a chance to win the digi version of these adorable Faerie Drop Sentiments.