Monday, October 31

Cake Glorious Cake

How GORGEOUS is this new cutie from Lili of the Valley.  I bought her and quite a few other new releases at the SECC last Thursday along with some of the Christmas stamps I needed to boost my collection.

I used Promarkers to colour her and added a little glamour dust to her sweet wings.  My papers are all Basic Grey from the Porcelain pad. Flower die cuts, swirls and leaves are all from Marianne Designs Creatables.  A Full recipe and links are at the bottom of my post. 

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Lili of the Valley Challenge:  I followed the fab sketch from the lovely Bev Rochester this week. 
Basic Grey Challenge: Anything goes this week but of course you must use a basic grey product. I've used papers from the porcelain 6x6 pad.
Challenge up Your Life Challenge:  Gave me my Colour scheme this week with their fab inspirational picture
Card Making Mamas Challenge:  Would like to see Die cuts this week
Simon Says Stamps Challenge:  Have an anything goes theme this week.

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


DP: Basic Grey 6x6 Porcelain pad
Image: New Release from Lili of the Valley
Medium: Promarkers and Derwent water colour pencils
A little glamour dust for her wings.
Flowers: Chinese Rose LRO163
English Rose LRO162
Flourishes: Decorative Elegance LRO157
Happy Birthday Sentiment: Stash
Cake Glorious Cake Sentiment: Lili of the Valley

Friday, October 28

Winter Wonderland - Clean and Simple

A very good Friday morning to you all, Our new challenge for the coming week has started over at Winter Wonderland, your hostess is the lovely Denise. She has chosen the theme and it's a nice easy one for everyone. Denise wants to see all your CAS card/projects. Just keep it Clean and Simple.

Now I find this really hard to do. I keep wanting to add all sorts of bits n bobs to my card. This is as simple as I get!!!! lol.

My card has been created using a Christmas background stamp from Kaban, my CB snowflake embossing folder and two gorgeous Marianne Designs Creatable Die.  Pine Tree branch LRO181 and Christmas Baubles LRO184 my sentiment is from Whiff of Joy.

Our Sponsor this week is the wonderful Simon Says Stamps and they are giving the lucky winner a $15.00 certificate to spend in store.


I hope you are all having a wonderful week and like me are looking forward to the weekend. Do pop over and take a peek at my fellow DT's gorgeous work yet again this week.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Challenge:  Anything goes this week

Thursday, October 27

A Beautiful Sketch

Good Morning,  I'm so excited this morning.  Why!! well in about an hours time I will be off to the SECC in Glasgow with my Daughter to browse the hundreds of stalls all selling lovely craft goodies and I have a shopping list to break my bank managers heart.

I'm also meeting up with some of the girls from Sugar Nellie over on facebook, Debbi Glen is demonstrating her fab colouring skills with Pro markers, it's going to be a lovely day out.  But before I toddle off I wanted to show you another sweet Tilda card that I've made,  and once again getting lots of inspiration from some amazing challenge blogs.

I've used Tilda with large bow from last years Christmas release and merged her with the Magnolia Wrapped Christmas Presents stamp.  She has been coloured with a mixture of Pro markers and Derwent Water colour pencils.  The full recipe for my card is below this post.

I will say though that I haven't made an A5 card in years but the sketch I followed over at Midnight Madness just lent itself to this size.

I would like to enter and thank the following Challenges for their inspiration this week:

Midnight Madness Challenge MMSC127:  I followed the fabulous sketch.
Simon Says Challenge: This week it's Anything Goes
Magnolia Down Under Challenge:   Punches this week.
Squiggle Stamps Challenge:  Would like to see a Christmas Creation this week.  
Party Time Tuesday Challenge:  Anything Goes this week.


DP: Marianne Designs Winter Wonderland and Merry Little Christmas.
Image: Magnolia Tilda with large bow and Wrapped Presents
Medium: Pro Markers and Derwent Water colour pencils
EK snowflake punch
MS loop border die
Metal Corner: Wild Orchid Crafts
Netting (cut into strips) and dew drops: Stash.
Embossing folder: Drip drops 

Tuesday, October 25

A little gift Tilda

Wohoo!!! Another Christmas cards made and put into my Christmas card box.   I certainly won't be caught out this year when that wonderful festive time comes around.

Today I've used one of my new Tilda stamps this one is A little Gift Tilda from the new Sweet Christmas Release.  They are all so utterly adorable.  I've coloured her with Pro markers and Derwent water colour pencils. You'll find the full recipe for my card below this post.

I took my inspiration from my favourite challenge blogs to help me in my colour choice and embellishments.  I would like to enter the following Challenges:

Maggie Lovers Challenge:  This is a brand new challenge blog for all us Maggie lovers, so do pop along and give the girls some support.  The theme for their 1st challenge is Christmas with a colour scheme of Pink/Brown  or Red/Brown.

The official Magnolia Inspirations Challenge: Are having a game of BINGO this week and I've chosen the line with Metal, Lace and a Doohickey Die. My metal element is the Bo Bunny metal and glass Brad on my ribbon.

Magnolia Mania Challenge:  Would love to see Vintage this week.

The Ribbon Girl Challenge:  Have their end of the month Jingle all the way to Christmas Challenge:

Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge:  This Month the theme is Lace.

Thank you so much for popping in to visit, I hope you all have a wonderful crafting week ahead.


DP: K&Co.
Image: Magnolia A little Gift Tilda (Sweet Christmas 2011)
Medium:  Pro Markers - Derwent water colour pencils
Nesti: Spellbinders circle small
Tag: Doohickey Die
Lace, ribbon - Stash
Pink net ribbon: Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Brad: Bo Bunny (Holly candy)
Sentiment die and words: Whiff of Joy.

Monday, October 24

Anyone for Cake !!

Hello my dears,  It's Monday!!!!  and as the saying goes "I don't like Mondays" very much.  It means another 5 days until the weekend.

It's very cold wet and windy here where I live in Bonny Scotland, which means I've had time to do a little crafting just for me.  My Mojo has gone on holiday and left me behind to fend for myself. lol.   I needed some help with this card and turned to blogger and some of my favourite blogs to look for inspiration.

I found a wonderful sketch over at the new Quixotic Paperie Inspirations monthly challenge and a fab game of Bingo at Lili of the Valley.  I chose the line with  Gems, Distressing and pins.  What more does a girl need. I haven't added a sentiment as yet because I don't know who is going to receive it.

My image is from Lili of the Valley and was part of loads of images free from a magazine, it's slightly bigger than my stamp but it was so very convenient, all I had to do was colour her, which I've done with Pro Markers and Derwent water pencils, as said previously I followed the sketch from Quixotic Inspirations challenge this month.  A full recipe is below this post for my ingredients.

I would like to enter the following Challenges:

Lili of the Valley Challenge:  A wee Game of Bingo this week. I chose Gems, Distressing and Pins. (the pin was made by me)
Make it Monday Challenge:  Anything Goes.

Thank you so much for popping in to visit me. I hope you'll come back and see me again soon.



DP: DCWV paper stack
Image: Lili of the Valley
Medium: Promarkers, Derwent Water colour pencils
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Web Ribbon: Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Stick Pin: hand made by me.
Die Cut Borders: Nellie Sneddon
Spellbinders: Circle small
Gems: Stash.

Sunday, October 23

Clean and Simple

Good Morning, I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.  I wanted to show you another CAS card that I've made using die cuts, embossing folder and 3 merged stamps.  Most of you know that I very rarely do Clean and Simple. lol.  I love my embellishments, but you know I quite like this style of card considering the only embellishment is some netting.

My stamps are all from Magnolia, trees, wrapped presents and giggling Tilda.  I've coloured them with Pro markers and Derwent artist pencils. The wee sentiment is from my stash. A little Glamour dust on the snow and the netting finishes it off.

I would like to enter the following Challenges:

Do You Stack Up Challenge:  Would like to see Trees this week
One Stop Craft Challenge: No Designer Paper this week
Totally Gorjuss Challenge:  A Pastel Christmas
Little Claire's Challenge: Christmas this week
Crafty Anne's Challenge:  Clean and Simple this week.

Wishing you all a wonderful Day


Friday, October 21

Prairy Fairy Fun Friday #64 Wet/Heat Embossing

Hello my dears, Well it's Friday and that means another wonderful challenge over at

Prairie Fairy Fun Friday.

Our Hostess is the lovely Dionne and the theme she chose for you this fortnight is Wet/Heat Embossing. 

I've chosen to use this beautiful image Santa and the deer which is available over at the Prairie Fairy Design Store  I printed off my image and then stamped a frame around them which was heat embossed using Ranger Gold embossing powder. I've also heat embossed the little sentiment.

I've kept my card clean and simple as I wanted the main feature to be the beautiful image. Just added some netting and white interface material cut into a strip using my guillotine.

Please pop over and see the wonderful embossing techniques my sweet fairy princesses have used, they are amazing.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Charisma Cardz Challenge: Would like to see embossing this week wet or dry
Aud Sentiments Challenge: Any sentiment but with a winter theme.


Papers: none
Plain white card embossed with drip drop embossing folder
Image: Santa and Deer from Prairie Fairy Designs Store
Medium: Pro markers
Frame Stamp: unknown
Sentiment: Stash
Ranger: Gold embossing powder
Snowflakes: EK border punch glittered with glamour dust
Ribbons: Stash.

Thursday, October 20

Let them eat Cake !!

How Gorgeous is this sweet image,  it's from the newest Fairy Glen release over at Sugar Nellie.  The image is called Let them Eat Cake

I was so very lucky to win this wee cutie from the recent Blog Hop and couldn't wait to ink her up.  I've coloured her with Pro marker, papers are Dovecraft piece of cake and the swirls are a cheery Lynne die. Flower is from my stash.

I would like to enter her into the following Challenges:

The Sugar Bowl Challenge: I followed the sketch design by Theresa Maria and the theme of CAS.  I think this is as simple as I've ever been. I had to stop myself adding more and more. lol

Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Have the theme of Fairy Tales/ Nursery Rhymes.  My Rhyme is Pat-a-cake pat-a-cake bakers man, make me a cake as fast as you can etc etc.

Thank you for popping in to visit, do leave me a few words to let me know you were here.


Tuesday, October 18

A Sugar Sweet Christmas

Good morning All,   I hope you are all well and have had a good start to your week ahead.  I wanted to show another Christmas card I've made.  This will be the 30th one with only a couple more to make so there will be no rushing around at the last minute for me this year.

I've used some papermania papers from last year and the image is a real cutie from Sugar Nellie, I can't remember her name but she has been coloured with pro markers and derwent water pencils. Isn't she adorable.

My small poinsettia is a Marianne Designs creatable as is the lovely Decorative Elegance die beneath it.  You can find a full recipe and links for my card further down.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

The Sugar Bowl Challenge:  I followed the sketch created by Gayle and the colour scheme which is a fantastic pictorial one.
By The Cute and Girly Challenge:  Anything Goes this time
Christmas Stamping All Year Long Challenge: Would like to see spots on your creation
Crafting When We Can Challenge:  Have a Christmas theme

Thank you so much for popping in to visit I hope you enjoyed your stay.  Wishing you all a lovely day ahead.


DP: Papermania
Image: Sugar Nellie from Funky Kits
Medium: Pro Markers Derwent water colour pencils
Marianne Design Creatable  Mini Poinsettia and Decorative Elegance flourish. LRO144/LRO157
Sentiment: Whiff Of Joy 
Sentiment Die: Whiff Of Joy
Green dew drops: Stash.

Sunday, October 16

Emerald Faerie Garden #11 Flowers Flowers Flowers DT card

It's mid October which means it's time for another wonderful challenge over at Emerald Faeries Garden.  This fortnight we would love to see your creation with Flowers.

I've used sweet Ally this time, she is available with all the other adorable Faeries HERE  coloured her with pro markers and derwent artist pencils.  The papers are from papermania and prima.

I've used my new Marianne Designs creatable Rose die, I love the shape of these flowers, cut them out on standard white card and then distressed them with TH tattered rose ink, inserted a pearl bead in the centre.

I do hope you will come over and join us, don't forget to take a peek at the wonderful creations the B Team have made for you this time.

I would like to enter my card into Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, this week the theme is to use Designer papers and make you own flowers.

That's all for now just want to say have a wonderful weekend wherever you are in the world.


Saturday, October 15

Marianne Design Divas #3 Dying to Diecut

Hello dear peeps,   Wow!! what a wonderful response to our last challenge of Bloom & Grow over at
Such beautiful creations from everyone.

Today we start our new Monthly challenge and the theme is

Dying to Die cut

We want to see all your lovely die cuts but do remember you have to use at least one of Marianne Design products to be included in the prize draw.  This month we are sponsored once again by the lovely Nikki from Bunny Zoe's Crafts. But wait!!!!! there's more.

There will be two prizes this month, Marianne herself has been so impressed with your wonderful creations that she is offering one very lucky winner the following gorgeous goodies.

Wow!!! an amazing prize from Marianne Designs.

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Nikki is giving another winner this lovely Marianne D die Winter Birds and a Stampavie All warm inside stamp.

Oh!! you lucky things!!! lol

You will have a whole month to take part in the challenge so no reason why you shouldn't enter.

Do please pop over and take a peek at the wonderful creations my fellow teamies have made for you. They are delicious.

Here is a little info for you on the ingredients I used on my card.

Image is one of Marianne Designs out of the new Don & Daisy release, her name is Little Angel DDS3309, papers are Happy & Bright and Merry Little Christmas.  I've used the cute ribbon to match the papers.  Also on my card is Marianne Designs creatable Tree Branch LRO181, Poinsettia Miniature LRO142, Large Snowflake LRO185 

That's all from me for now my dears but before I go can I say a warm welcome to my new followers, thank you for joining me here in my little world. I hope you enjoy your visits.

I would like to enter the following Challenges:

Christmas Inspirations Challenge: Birds or Flowers
Make it Monday Challenge: Anything Goes
Anything Goes Challenge: Die cuts/Punches.
Aud Sentiments Challenge: Winter theme with a sentiment.

Friday, October 14

Tildas Gifts

Hi everyone,  I wanted to show you a sweet card I made following the Sketch over at Sketch Saturday Challenge and using the gorgeous colour picture incentive of Green/Blue/Clear or White over at Magnolia-Licious Challenge I'm also entering her into Wild Orchid Challenge which has the theme of Winter fun.
   I chose to use sweet Tilda blowing kisses and masked her in order to use the lovely Wrapped Christmas Presents stamp.  Both have been coloured with Pro Markers. The full recipe for my card is below this post.

I am loving this colour combo and think I'll be using it quite a few times for my Christmas cards this year.   Well my dears that's all from me for now.  Wishing you all a wonderful weekend ahead.


DP:  Papermania let it snow
Images: Magnolia Tilda Blowing Kisses & Wrapped Christmas Presents
Medium:  Pro Markers
Doohickey Vintage tag die
Corner metal embellishment: Wild Orchid Crafts
Web ribbon: Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Net & metal flower: stash
Sentiment die: Whiff of Joy
Stamp sentiment on tag and die  Whiff of Joy
half circle sentiment at top: Whimsy stamps

Winter Wonderland - Robin Redbreast Dt card

Good Morning All,  It's Friday again!!!  where has this week gone, I swear I don't remember The last few days. lol

Anyway it's time for another Wonderful challenge over at

and as I'm you hostess this week I got to choose the theme.  I would love to see a sweet Robin Redbreast somewhere on your card/project. Nice and simple.

I've used the adorable Candy cane Fairy from Prairie Fairy Designs and added the little Robin which is from a forever friends stamp. Coloured them both with Pro markers and Derwent water colour pencils, a full recipe is below this post.

We have two wonderful sponsors this week which means 2 prizes.
Pink Gem Designs are giving one lucky winner 4 digital images of their choice

Squiggle Stamps are giving you the choice of 2 digital images.

Kindly sponsored by

I hope you will pop over and join us and take a peek at the lovely work from my Teamies and our lovely Guest Designer in the Spotlight.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

ABC Christmas Challenge:  Would like us to use your unused Stash. I've used last years papers, the snowflake is from 2 years ago from K&Co and my ribbon is ancient. lol My glittery leaf (Xmas tree) is from Spellbinders Foliage die ( first time I've used it)

Flutterby Wednesday Challenge: You must use either a butterfly, Fairy or Angel on your card
One Stitch at a Time Challenge: Anything Goes this week
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge:  Anything Goes this week.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend.

DP:  Papermania's Let it Snow
Image:  Prairie Fairy Designs
Med: Pro Markers & Derwent water colour pencils. Glamour dust for fairy's wings
Snowflake: K&Co
Leaves die: Spellbinder Foliage
Ribbon & Pin: Stash
Sentiment: Prairie Fairy Designs.

Wednesday, October 12

Boo From Tilda

Morning All,  Yesterday I made a little treat bag and today I've made the card to accompany it.  I've used another sweet Tilda Halloween stamp this time. Isn't she a wee cutie.   I used pro markers to colour her and hand cut the little octagonal shape that she is stamped onto.

I followed the sketch over at Magnolia-licious Highlites Monthly Challenge with the theme of must use an octagonal shape & theme of October/Fall.
Simon Says Stamps Challenge: Would like to see Halloween this week
Little Red Wagon Challenge: Would like to see a Ticket
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Would like you to use 3 different shapes on your card. I've used Circle, octagon, oblong.
Whimsy Inspirational Challenge: Die Cuts or and Punches. I've used a sizzix fence die cut and a 2" xcut punch for my moon.
Totally Tilda Challenge:  Have a Halloween theme this fortnight.

Wishing you all a wonderful day.


Tuesday, October 11

Trick or Treat

Hi All,  It's nearly that time of year when all the ghouls n ghost's will be running around the streets in search of sweeties, monkey nuts and candy of some sort.   lol xx

My older Grandchildren don't participate anymore but the twins (7) still love it. This little acetate bag that I've made is for Aaron's "girlfriend"  poor wee Ross doesn't have one at the moment he says they are too "complicated" lol.

Anyway I used my hougie score board and a couple of sheets of acetate to create the goodies bag, the papers inside are just some left over bits I found in my scrap drawer.  The creepy moon and cat were created on my computer, cut out and stuck on. The little fence is a sizzix die.  I've used two sweet Tilda's coloured with pro markers placing one inside the acetate and the other is on a doohickey die.  I shredded some purple shiny paper to put inside.  I think she will love it, especially when I fill it with googly chocolate eyes and skeletons. hehehe!!

Thank you for popping in to visit. Do leave me a few words to let me know you were here.

Challenges Entered:

Fussy and Fancy Challenge: Fall or Halloween
House of Gill Challenge: Pick 3 Colours from Black/White.Orange/Green.