Friday, December 30

Happy Hogmanay!!!

Hello everyone,  Woohooo!!! it's nearly 2012,  I think this will be my last card for 2011!!!  it's a New Year card I made for a few challenges.  Tomorrow I am spending the day with my dear Hubby as we celebrate our 38th Wedding Anniversary.  Where has the time gone!!!!  They say as you get older time goes faster !!! I hope not cause I want to spend another 38years with him.  lol xx

Anyway back to my card. I've used sweet Tilda with hellebore's, coloured her with pro markers and flex markers.  A full recipe for my card is below this post, I don't want to bore you with all the little details here.  

Just in case I don't manage onto blogger tomorrow may I take this opportunity to with everyone a Very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous Hogmanay when it arrives. 

Don't forget to take Black Bun, a piece of Coal and a bottle of Whisky if you are going to first foot anyone.   This may sound like gobbledygook to most but here in Scotland if you are the first person over someones thresh hold then the Coal is for warmth throughout the New Year, the Black Bun in for sustenance and the Whisky is for Fire in your Belly. lol  xxx

I would like to enter the following challenges:

TOMIC Challenge:  Would like to see a Happy New Year Creation

Creative Stamp Friends Challenge: New Year Card and a Blog Hop for this week.

Cute Card Thursday Challenge:  Would like to see a New Year Creation.

Paper Pretties Challenge:  Let's Ring in the New Year.



DP: K&Co
Image: Magnolia Tilda with Hellebore's
Medium:  Pro Markers and Flex Markers
Nestie's: Spellbinders oval x 2 oval scallop x 1
Flowers, ribbon, Wild Orchid Crafts
Webbed Ribbon: Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Heart, gems and small roses: Stash
Sentiment: Computer

Prairie Fairy Friday #69 Sparkly Wings

Hello my dears,  It's Friday and another wonderful challenge is happening over at Fairy Fun Friday the last one for 2011.  I can't believe 2012 is only a few days away, and for the first time in 35 years I won't be singing live at someones celebration party or event. Due to my health issues I've had to take early retirement from my beloved Singing career.  But I have some wonderful memories of events, places, countries etc to keep me going.

Anyway back to our fab challenge, our hostess is  and she has chosen the theme of Sparkly Wings.  A nice easy challenge to end the year on.

I've used the adorable So Sweet Fairy from Roberta's wonderful Fairy collection.  You can find them all HERE  I coloured her with pro markers and derwent water colour pencils and I've used Glamour Dust on her wings.

A full recipe for my card is below this post.

I would like to wish everyone a Very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year when it arrives.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamps Challenge:  Anything goes this week

House of Gilli Challenge: Would like to see Blue and Sparkle

Anything Goes Challenge: Would like to see Blue & 1 other colour, I've chosen Brown.
The Paper Shelter Challenge: Would like you to tie a Bow this time.
Sparkles Forum Challenge: Anything but Christmas this time.

Crafting for all Seasons Challenge:  Would love to see Fairies this week.

Basic Grey Challenge: Anything goes, must use a basic grey product I've used 6x6 Archaic papers.


DP: K&Co Amy Butler, Basic Grey Archaic
Image: So Sweet - Prairie Fairy Designs
Medium: Pro Markers & Derwent water colour pencils
Nesti: Fleur de lis square - Spellbinders
Border Die: Nellie Sneddon
Flowers Spray made by me using jewelry wire, beads, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, paper flowers from Marianne Designs English Rose Die.
Ribbon: Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment & Die: Whimsy Stamps
Extras: Stickles diamond. 

Saturday, December 24

My Favourite 5 Christmas Cards of 2011

Wow!! how difficult was this!!!  The lovely Debby is once again asking us like last year to choose our favourite top 5 Christmas cards for 2011.  I've chosen the above all for different reasons, some challenging, some sentimental and one that drove me to distraction. lol. 

Anyway do pop over and take up Debby's invitation, there is a prize for one lucky participant.

This will be my last post until after Christmas so I will take this opportunity to wish everyone a

Joyful and Peaceful Christmas.



Friday, December 23

Santa's little Helper - Tag

Hello my dears, I'm back with a little Tag creation for one of my gifts. I've used sweet Tilda (Santa's little Helper) and coloured her with Pro Markers and Flex Markers. All the sweet Magnolia stamps are available over at Magnolia Stamps.  

 The Tag is corrugated card which I've distressed and then painted with white acrylic paint. A full recipe is below this post.

I took my guidance from a few challenge blogs to help in my creation so without further ado these are the challenges that inspired my tag.

Magnolia-Licious Challenge:  Would like to see Stars this time.
Magnolia Mania Challenge: Would like to see Stars also.
Just Magnolia and Hanglar Stanglar Challenge:  Would like to see White and one other colour, I've gone for shades of Coffee.
Magnolia Stamp Lovers Challenge: Would like to see a Winter Wonderland this week.
Whimsy Inspirations Challenge:  Would like to see a Charm somewhere on your creation.

DP: Marianne Design Song book
Corrugated card for tag.
Image: Tilda (Santa's little helper) Magnolia Stamps
Medium:  Pro Markers & Flex Markers
Oval lacy mount: Marianne Designs Craftable
Vintage tag: Magnolia doohickey die Magnolia Stamps
Flowers & seam binding: Wild Orchid Crafts
Flourishes: Marianne Designs
Stars & Charm: Stash
Sentiment Die and Sentiment Words: Whimsy Stamps new release.

Winter Wonderland - Thank you + Recipe

Good morning all,  It's Friday which means another challenge over at Winter Wonderland starts today.  As we are so close now to Christmas we do not expect you to make a Festive card for this challenge,  the Christmas themes will begin again in February.

This week it was my turn as one of Marianne's team to host and choose the theme. So I would like you all to make a

Thank You Card/Project with the following Recipe

3 Designer Papers, 3 flowers, 1 ribbon and 1 image.

Sadly this is my last card for Winter Wonderland as I have made the decision to step down from the Design Team.  I've had a fabulous year with all the girls and it's been a pleasure to have been a part of such a wonderfully organised and well run blog.  Thank you to Kate and Marianne for all the support throughout my term and to the other sweet ladies on the team.

Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamps who are very generously giving one lucky winner a $15.00 gift certificate to spend in store.


I've chosen to use the beautiful digital image from Saturated Canary called Neevah. I coloured her with pro markers and flex markers. My papers are Kay & Co, flowers are all die cuts using various front covers of 6x6 prima papers. Swirls are Marianne Designs and seam binding is from Angel Crafts. My sentiment die and wording are from Whimsy Stamps new release.

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

Challenges Entered:

Charisma Cardz: Anything Goes
Crafty Creations:  Thank you card or gift
My Mums Craft Shop:  Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments:  Anything Goes.


Wednesday, December 21

Tilda for a dear Friend

Hello my dears,  I hope you are all having a good day,  my day has been wonderful!!!  some of you know that I've been struggling with my crafting now for the last 6 months, I had a very dense cataract in my left eye which left me with no vision what so ever but it got worse because the right eye started to form a cataract as well!!!  talk about lucky white heather!!!! lol 

I also took possession of my new Quashkai car in Sept and hadn't even sat behind the wheel because of my condition.  Well last Sunday I went into hospital to have a new lens put into my left eye and this morning I drove my car for the very first time.  It was FANTASTIC.  I can now see clearly enough to colour my images in a quarter of the time.  What a wonderful Christmas gift this has been for me.

Anyhoo!!!  I just wanted to let you all know that I'm a very happy girl indeed.

My card has been made for three of my favourite challenge blogs using this sweet Tilda Wrapped stamp. Coloured with Pro Markers and Flex Markers.  The full recipe for my card is below this post with links.

The challenges I am entering are:

TOMIC Challenge:  Would like to see snowflakes with a Symphony of Purple

Wild Orchid Craft Challenge:  Would like to see a Christmas Friendship project.

Simon Says Stamps Challenge:  Are having a game of BINGO I've chosen the top line of Ribbon/twine  Gems Sparkle/glitter.

Thank you so much for popping in to visit, I send you all a huge hug and hope you have a wonderful day


DP: Mixture of First Edition Dream Catcher and Papermania
Corrugated card distressed with TH old paper ink
Image: Magnolia Tilda Wrapped - Magnolialicious Stamps
Oval Die - Marianne Design Craftables  CR1204
Snow Flakes: Marianne Design Creatables.  Norwegian Ice Star LRO124 and Finish Ice Star LRO125 
Marianne Designs Border Icicle Die. LRO135
Seam Binding & pearl stamens: Wild Orchid Crafts
Gems and pearl on snowflakes: Stash
Sentiment & Sentiment Die:  Whimsy Stamps new release.

Monday, December 19

Sweet Titania for someone Special

Hello again my dears,  Christmas shopping all done and dusted thank goodness, I can now relax until Thursday when I have my delightful Grandchildren coming for a sleepover (so Mum can wrap all their prezzies!!!)  maybe they should stay for a week. Lol x

Anyway I wanted to show you a card I've been working on since last week.  I was so lucky to win this beautiful image from Sugar Nellie after winning one of their facebook challenges.  She is called Titania and has sat patiently waiting to be inked up, and when I saw the sketch over at The Sugar Bowl I knew it was her turn to shine, especially as this card will be going to my sweet Daughter on Christmas Day.

There are a lot of elements to my card so rather than go on and on  you can find the recipe at the bottom of this post. What I will tell you is that there has been no DP used on the card just my fabulous Kaban Christmas words large stamp.

Thank you for popping in to visit, I hope you enjoyed your stay and do please come back and see me again soon.

challenges entered:

The Sugar Bowl Challenge:  I followed the sketch and the option of no designer paper.

Passion for Promarkers:  Have a  Mega Christmas challenge happening with lots of wonderful sponsors it's a Celebration Theme and is open until January 3rd. still plenty of time to enter.

Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge:  This month Nikki would like to see either fancy folds or shaped cards.

Stampalot Challenge:  Are having a game of Bingo this Month, this is my second entry with a different piece of work and I've chosen the line Brads, Lace and Pearls this time.

Bizzy Becs Store Blog Challenge:  Have the theme of Christmas this month

Stamp & Create Challenge:  Would like to see Vintage this month.

Cream Hammered card from Paper mill
Word Background Stamp: Kaban inked with Memento Cocoa
Image:  Titania - Sugar Nellie
Medium:  Flex markers & Pro markers a little glamour dust on her wings and wand
Snowflakes: Sizzix Sizlet die distress with TH old paper ink and glamour dust added
Brads: Bo Bunny
Signpost: Marianne Designs Creatable
Sentiment die and stamp: Whiff of Joy
Pearl Stamens: Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon & Lace:  Stash

A Celebration

Good morning all,  only 6 sleeps left until the big day, I know  this for a fact because my sweet Grandson's phone me daily to remind me. lol xxx  

I wanted to show you a card that I made for a dear friend who's Mother will be 80 on Christmas Eve.  I used this sweet LOTV image and coloured her with flex & pro markers adding a little glamour dust to her wings. Papers are from first edition sweet owl glitter collection. Heart and frond dies are from Marianne Designs.

  That's about it from me for now, I'm off out this morning to complete my Christmas shopping but I'll be back later to do some visiting and commenting, so in the meantime have a great day.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

The Crafty Pad:  Would like to see anything but Christmas this week
Totally Gorjuss:  Would like to see something for someone special.
Hotshot Craft Challenge:  Have an open theme for their 1st challenge and you can enter as many times as you like so long as you use Promarkers/Flexmarkers.


Sunday, December 18

Xmas tree Decoration

Hello my dears,  I hope you are all having a lovely Sunday.  I wanted to share a couple of little Christmas Tree decorations for a couple of my favourite challenge blogs.  I can't show you it hanging on the tree because as yet I haven't put my tree up.!!!

I will be decorating it on Thursday when my 7yr old Grandson's come for a sleep over. 

I cut out 6 cheery Lynn Italian flourish die's and glued them back to back to give some strength in order to hold the images and embellishments. 

For the first one I popped a chipboard heart which has been covered in dotty cotton material. Magnolia's candy cane stamp and those sweet mini magnolia stamps unwrapped and wrapped, some glitter and a few gems. The ribbon is black and white gingham from my stash.

The second decoration was made using the same die but this time I cut it up the middle and glued them to give me 8 decorating surfaces.  Again I've used Candy cane, mini wrapped and unwrapped Tilda's, trees, sledge and the teeny weeny butterfly fairy Tilda.  My poinsettia flowers were made from a Marianne Design Die.

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

Challenges entered:

Magnolia-delicious Highlites Challenge: Have a wrapped up Holiday themed project using Mini wrapped and unwrapped Tilda's.

Tomic Challenge:  Would like to see a Christmas Decoration this week.

The Ribbon Girls Challenge: Have a colour theme this week of  Red/Black/Cream



Images: Magnolia Mini Tilda's wrapped - unwrapped - mini Butterfly angel - Candy Cane - Sleigh - Spruce tree - All from Magnolia which you can find over at Magnolia-licious Stamps from the lovely Diana.
Meidum:  Pro markers and flex markers
Dies: Large Italian doily from Cheery Lynne
Poinsettia:  Marianne Designs
chipboard heart: Pinflair - covered with polka dot material from stash
Ribbon, gems, from stash
Lots of stickles.

Friday, December 16

Candy Alert !!!!

I was so disappointed to learn that LOTV was stopping their weekly challenge until I read the full post and found out that
are taking over where LOTV left off.

The new Challenge begins Thursday 5th January, not only that but there are some new additions to the Design Team and some absolutely fabby CANDY!!!   did someone mention CANDY!!! all you need do is pop over and find out all the deets necessary.

Can I just say thank you for keeping it all going girls.

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year.  See you all in 2012

Praire Fairy Fun Friday #68 A Holly Jolly Christmas

Hello my dears,  Christmas is almost upon us,  I can't believe it's only a week away.  Do you still have things to do like me!!!!  I'm still racking my brains for a couple of gift idea's for 2 friends.!!!

Anyway, it's Friday which means another wonderful bi-weekly challenge starts over at Fairy Fun Friday.  This week our lovely hostess is Lori and she has chosen the theme of 

A Holly Jolly Christmas ( no red or green should be seen)

I've chosen to use this absolutely adorable Christmas Fairy called Fairy Sweet from Prairie Fairy Designs.  Isn't she gorgeous.  I've coloured her with flex & pro markers, used glamour dust on her dress and wings then paper pieced the hot chocolate mug.

I hope you will pop over and take a peek at the wonderful array of projects my friends have created for you this week, they are delicious to say the least.

That's all from me for now but I wish you all a wonderful weekend, keep warm and safe.

Challenges Entered:

I Love Promarkers Challenge: Have the theme of Blue and White this week.
The Ribbon Reel Challenge:  Shabby Holiday/Winter with whites/creams Aqua/Blue Silver.
Everybody's Art Challenge: Have the theme Blue/White
For Fun Challenge:  Would like to see your Christmas creations
Bearly Mine Challenge:  Christmas this week
Papertake Weekly Challenge:  Have the theme of I'm Dreaming of a (your fav colour combo) Mine is Blue this year.
Colour Create Challenge:  Have the theme of Blue/White/Silver with the optional extra of embossing. I heat embossed my sentiment with silver embossing powder. 
The Cutie Pie Challenge:  Use a Sentiment on your creation.


Thursday, December 15

Emerald Faerie Garden - Flourishes & Swirls

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

We are extending our challenge over the festive period it will run for a month  (until the 15th January)  so plenty of time to get your entries in.

The theme is Flourishes and Swirls.  I've used sweet Ashee, available here  I placed him onto my Magnolia's Candy Cane, both coloured with Pro markers and  flex markers.  

The large snowflake, flourish and mini poinsettia are all Marianne Designs die .  A very simple card for me but I quite like it.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Digital Tuesday Challenge: Have the theme Winter Wonderland and you must use a digi element, Ashee and sentiment are digital.
Crafts and Me Challenge:  Would like to see Something for Christmas this time.

Thank you for popping by to visit, I hope you all have a wonderful day/evening where ever you are.


Joanna Sheen Midway reminder - Christmas Wishes

Good morning my dears,  Would you believe that we are half way through our first challenge over at Joanna Sheen's challenge

You have until the 30th December to upload you Christmas Wishes projects,  you don't have to use a Joanna Sheen image but if you do then you'll receive another entry into the Prize Draw.

This is a first for me, I've never used a CD before or Decoupage and I'll tell you I'm so very pleased with the result.

Don't forget that we have a fantastic Candy giveaway running right now over at Joanna Sheen Challenge, all you need to do is become a follower and enter.

Wishing you all a wonderful day.

Challenges Entered:

Crafting for all Seasons Challenge:  Christmas cards projects
The Paper Variety Challenge:  Anything Goes this week

Marianne's Design Divas - Christmas - DT card

Marianne Designs Products Used:
 Papers Winter World, Image Christmas Things DD3310, Icicle Border Die LR0135 Frame & Swirls LR0116, Large Poinsettia LR0121, Poinsettia miniature LR0142

A very good day to you all,  It's nearly Christmas but I'm sure you still have a few Christmas cards to create before the big day, I know I still have a few to make.   If you do make some more then please come over and join us.

We have a new challenge over at Marianne Design Divas and the theme for this month is CHRISTMAS 

All you need do to be included in the fabulous prize draw is use at least 1 Marianne Design Product, it could be a creatable, papers, flowers, stamp, ribbon,  As long as we can see one product then you'll be included in the draw.

This Month we have our regular Sponsor the lovely Nikki from Bunny Zoe's Crafts  and she is giving one lucky winner one of Marianne's newly released Craftable Die's and the sweet Soccer Don stamp from the Don and Daisy collection.

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There is a second prize yet again A little something from Marianne

Everything on my card except for the sentiment is from Marianne Designs.  I've highlighted all the items which you can purchase over at Bunny Zoe's.  I coloured my image with flex and pro markers, the sentiment is from Crafters Companion.

Don't forget we have Candy up for one lucky follower.  It will be drawn on January 1st so still plenty of time to enter.  Here is the candy that Marianne has very kindly donated to us.

Some very lucky follower is going to receive these goodies, it could be you!!!!!!

Thank you so much for popping in to visit, I hope you are having a great week so far. 

Challenges Entered:

Wishing you all a wonderful day.