Friday, March 30

Daughters Birthday Gift Bag

Hiya All,  It's Friday, normally a quiet day for me but not this Friday!!  It's my baby girls 37th Birthday on Sunday 1st April ( I know!! my wee April fool ) lol.  I bought her gifts at the SECC craft show 3 weeks ago and the bag will give you a clue as to what I bought.!!

I decided to decorate the bag to hold her gifts.  I can't wait to see her face when she dives into it and it's okay cause she's not a blogger so she won't see the bag.  I'm just finishing her card which will have a similar theme.  

Back to the ingredients for my creation, you will find all of them at the bottom of this post.  In the meantime there are a few challenges that inspired it so without further ado I would like to enter.

LOTV's  March National Craft Challenge:  This is the last week and all you need do is use one of their girly stamps and make it either pink or for Mum.   

Lili's Little Fairies Challenge:  Have the theme of Anything Goes this week.

Basic Grey Challenge:  Have the theme Mothers Day or Girlie. I've chosen Girlie and my papers are Basic Grey Lemonade 6x6 pad

Craft Us Crazy Challenge: The theme this week is Anything but a card or Alter something.

Creative Craft Challenge:  Theme of Anything but a Card.

Fairy tale Challenge:  Have the theme of Everything Goes and they are having a wonderful Blog Hop too.

Thank you so much for popping in to visit, I wish you all a wonderful weekend ahead and I hope the sun shines for you where ever you are.



DP:  Basic Grey Lemonade 6x6 pad
Image: Lili of the Valley -  Hello Cupcake
Medium:  Copic Markers 
Large oval Doily:  Stash
Die Cuts from:  Memory Box Honeysuckle Ivy/Tim Holtz Elegant Flourishes/Whimsy Stamps Banner/Magnolia Doohickey Tag die & Vintage flower die/Marianne Designs Chinese Rose die.
Martha Steward: large lace border punch
Embroidered Ribbon:Making Memories Boho Chic trims
Vintage ribbon, Zip Flower & tiny buttons: Stash

Wednesday, March 28

Midweek Magnolias #4 Sketch

A very good morning to you all,  It's Wednesday and that means just one thing to me !!!!  It's time for another amazing challenge over at 

This week we have a  wonderful sketch from our sweet DT buddy Anne.   You can turn it flip it throw it upside down!! so long as we can see the basics on your creation then it will be fab.

Before I go into the details of my card can I please remind you that you can only combine your project with 4 other challenges (making it 5 in total including ours ) to be included in the Prize Draw from our lovely sponsors  Magnolia Sweden.  Who will be sending the lucky winner a surprise package of goodies.  

We would also ask you PLEASE to turn off word verification as this is causing the DT a lot of problems due to Blogger changing the format to a double word verification. 

I have kept my card ultra simple and very void of embellishments  (my hands had to be tied behind my back) lol .   I wanted to showcase the fabulous sketch with all the lovely layering and my beautiful Tilda from the Butterfly dreams collection.  A full recipe for my card is below this post.

We still have our Guest Designer spot running this week, if you would like to participate then please add GDT to your entry.  Thank you to everyone who has applied so far, I am so delighted at the response and I will be in touch in the very near future. 

Please do pop over and take a peek at the amazing work the DT have created for your inspiration this week. It's absolutely beautiful.

Thank you all so much for popping in to visit and a very special welcome to my new followers. I hope you all enjoy your stay and get a little inspiration from my creations.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Celebrate the Occasion Challenge:  Have the theme Thank You this week.

Paper Creations Ink Challenge:  Things with Wings this week.

The Pink Elephant Challenge:  Have the theme of Butterfly's this week.  

DP:  All K&Co special 12x12 papers bought at SECC craft show
Image:  Magnolia Tilda with Butterfly (Butterfly Dreams collection)
Medium:  Copic Markers
Nesti: Oval small
Lace Oval: Marianne Designs 
Whimsy sentiments & Ticket Die:
Round sentiment:  Just  Rite sentiments
chipboard button Flower: stash (covered with K&Co paper)
Mesh Ribbon: Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Pearls: Quixotic Paperie
Extras:  Glamour dust for butterfly papers. 

Tuesday, March 27

A Little Hope!!

Good morning all,  Another glorious sunny day here today.  I'm off out into the garden shortly to plant some more flower bulbs and veggies.  

I wanted to finish this card which I started last night.  I haven't looked at my digital images for such a long time and going through my files I decided that sweet Hope should be coloured up.  Isn't she a doll. I love her pretty face and her demeanour.  She is a Sugar Nellie image.  I've coloured her with copic markers and as I only have a few I was very limited to colours but I love the effect they give. 

My papers are a mix of MME & DCWV  the flowers have been made from the same papers,  Garden branch swirl is from Marianne Designs, round sentiment is Lotv and the other is from HM.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

The Sugar Bowl Challenge:  I followed the sketch and the theme is Spots n Dots
Make it Monday Challenge:  As always Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday Challenge:  Your favourite colour - mine is anything with Brown.

Thank you so much for popping in to visit,  I really appreciate you taking the time and hope you'll come back to see me soon.


Monday, March 26

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge: It's Party Time !!!

Good morning my dears,  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, we had fine weather and we enjoyed our first barbecue of the year.  Here's hoping we can have many more.

It's time for another fabulous challenge over at 

This is my final project as Guest Designer and I must say it's been my absolute pleasure to have had the chance to create and work with these adorable little mice.  The them this week is 


So anything to do with having a party.  I decided to make a little bundle of items. Party Invitation, Thank you Card and two little candy bags, one for the boys and one for the girls.  I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw these chocolates in my local Aldi's.  Their name on each little wrapper says Milk Mouse.  How cool was that.

I do hope you will pop over and see the wonderful creations the DT have made for your inspiration this week.  I look forward to joining in these fab challenges again now that my wee spot is over.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Creative Craft World Mini Challenge: Would like to see a project with a blue theme.  I'm hopeful that my boys blue design will qualify.
Sweet Stampin' Challenge:   Anything Goes this week

Cute Card Thursday Challenge: Anything Goes this week.


Sunday, March 25

Lili in Lilac

Hello my dears,  It's been a lovely day here today, sun is shining and  the breeze is light.   I even managed to get out into the garden, woohoo!!!! that's some of my spring bulbs planted.   I did forget to put my clock forward though so was up at 5.30am and not 6.30am as I thought.  

Anyway I've managed to make a wee card this afternoon using of of the new March releases from Lili of the Valley.  I stamped her onto an oval nesti with memento rich cocoa and then mounted onto a Marianne Designs oval lace die. I used my limited amount of copic markers to colour her.  I've ordered more and can't wait till they arrive.

My ribbon, flowers, feathers and little pearl and diamond slide are from  Duck pond crafts. Papers are from Dove craft (so old I can't remember the name of them) The sweet sentiment is from Lili of the Valley.

I hope you are all having a wonderful Weekend.  I'll say bye for now and do have a great day.

Challenges Entered:

Lili's Little Fairies Challenge:  I followed Jacques lovely sketch

Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge:  Anything Goes this week

Cute Card Thursday Challenge:  Anything Goes this week.

Birthday Sundaes Challenge:  


Friday, March 23

Prairie Fairy Friday #75 Spring Fling

Good Morning Everyone,  It's Friday and another weekend on the horizon!!!  The weather here has perked up a little,  the sun is slowly  taking the chill out of the air and perhaps Spring is around the corner.

Anyway!!  Friday also means that there is a new challenge starting over at Fairy Fun Friday  and our hostess with the mostest is the lovely Kelly who has chosen the theme SPRING FLING you can interpret this either with spring colours, a spring wedding, engagement card etc.  I've chosen to use one of Roberta's new digital images called Summer Pleasures available Here using my copics to colour her skin and face and my Derwent Artist pencils with sansodor oil for her dress and the grass.  The sky has been made using Tim Holtz broken china distress ink.

A full recipe for my card is below this post.  Do please pop over and take a peek at the wonderful creations my sweet Teamie's have made for you this time.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Really Reasonable Ribbon:  Spring with ribbon
Creative Stamping Friends:  Spring
Paperplay Challenge:  Spring Colours
The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop:  Spring Colours 
Crafty Ribbons Challenge: Birthdays 
Celebrate the Occasion:  Welcome Spring
Bling it On Challenge:  Birthdays with shades of Lilac

DP: Dovecraft Summer Blooms
Image: Prairie Fairy Designs - Summer Pleasures digital image
Medium: Copics & Derwent Artist pencils
Nesti: Fleur de lis square from spellbinders
Punches: EK scallop edge punch
Xcut: 2" round circle punch
Flowers & Ribbon:  Duck Pond Crafts
Magnolia Doohickey dragonfly die
Sentiment: Whimsy stamps
Gems: Stash

Thursday, March 22

A sweet Ballerina and my Fab News!!!!!!

Good Morning All,  I hope you are all having a nice week so far.  My week has just gotten even better (I'll tell you why in a Mo)

First I want to show you my newest sweet  Lili of the Valley Ballerina stamp. this is her debut today.  How cute is she!!  I've used my copics to colour her and added  a little glamour dust to her tutu and ballet shoes,  all the papers are K&Co,  the flowers and little satin butterfly's are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  a full recipe for my card is below this post.

Now for my Fabby News!!!!!  I received an email from the lovely Sarah from Sarah Wright Designs inviting me  to be one of her new Design Team Members for the new Blog Craft All Day  which will be showcasing all the fabulous crafting products available in her On Line Store.  

 Do pop over and take a peek at some of the lovely goodies that Sarah has to offer. 

It took me 1 nano second to say YES PLEASE!!!  
Joining me as part of this wonderful new venture are:

Doreen -  Doreens Dreams

I am so looking forward to getting to know and working with these two very talented ladies.  

Now back to this sweet card. There were a few challenges that inspired it's creation that I would like to enter:

LOTV Ideas to Inspire:  Are on their 3rd week of their March National Craft Month challenge. All you need do is make a project using a Lili of the Valley image and either Pink or Mum as your theme.

Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge:  Are having a game of BINGO this fortnight and I've chosen the line Gems/Distressing/Pins

Simon Says Stamps Challenge:  Are having a game of BINGO this week, this is my second entry and I've chosen a different line this time of Glitter/Lace/Punches/Die cuts.

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


DP: K&Co
Image: Lili of the Valley - Dainty Dancing 
Medium:  Copics & Derwent water pencils
Nesti: oval small - 3 tiered - distressed with Tim Holtz Old paper distress ink.
All Flowers and Satin Butterfly's:  Wild Orchid Crafts
Sign post: Marianne Designs Creatables
Lace: Marianne Designs Vintage 
Pink netting, gems,spacer and Bead: Stash
Sentiment: Lili of the Valley Set 6 Dreamy Days 
Stick Pin: made by me
Extras: Glamour Dust, Viva Decor liquid pearl pen used on butterfly's. Tim Holtz Old Paper Distress ink.
Sewing Machine for stitching, Stickles Frosted lace for flowers.
metal corner: Stash

Wednesday, March 21

My Favourite Colour Combo.

Hello again my dears,  second post today with another sweet Tilda in all her finery from the Princes and Princesses collection.  I'm sorry that this is kinda top heavy with pictures but I wanted to show it from all angles cause I love it. lol xxx  This is one of my favourite colour combo's.  Brown and Blue in fact any colour with brown as the base colour is my favourite.  

The last picture of the gorgeous notelets that were given to me as a gift a while back.  They are stunning but because they are dark brown and heavily decorated it's impossible to write an address on to send through the mail so I decided to recycle them in my creation. The cardboard backing is also recycled from a Papermill box which held my stamping card.

I won't bore you all with the details on my main post but I will put a list of the many ingredients used at the bottom of my post.

There were a few challenges that inspired this wee creation so I would like to enter my card into:

Die-Ing For A Challenge:   This month the girls from Die's to Die for would like to see Brown and Blue with at least one of the many products sold in their amazing store.

Magnolia Down Under Challenge:  The theme this week is Old Treasures.  They would like to see you recycle something on your creation.  I've recycled a box and my pretty envelopes.

Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Are having a game of BINGO this week and I've chosen the line Flowers/Glitter/Brads

Papertake weekly Challenge:  Are having a game of BINGO and I've chosen the line Gems/Die-cuts/Flowers.

Thank you so much for popping in to visit. I hope you enjoyed your stay and that you will come back again soon


Base card: White card stock & recycled papermill box
DP: Recycled envelopes.
Image: Tilda catchings stars from Prince's & Princesses 2012
Medium:  Copics  - Skin E00,E53,E21,E93, R02  Clothes & Shoes: Derwent Artist pencils with sansodor oil
Blue Frame: chipboard, painted with acrylic paints and then sanded to give distress feel.
Die cuts:  All Marianne Designs Products. 
Butterfly's LRO 158 Decorative Elegance LRO157
Flowers & Vintage ribbon:  Wild Orchid Crafts
Bunting: Tando chipboard
Magnolias Doohickey Vintage Tag Die
Brad and Gems: Stash.
Extras:  Tim Holtz broken china distress ink - Stickles frosted lace for flowers - Glamour dust for wand, stars and Tilda's Crown. 

Midweek Magnolias = #3 Recipe - Dt card

Good Morning my dears,  We have another wonderful challenge over at

This week we have a nice simple recipe for you 

1 - 2 - 3
1 Ribbon  2 Pearls 3 Flowers.

How simple is that then.  We had some amazing entries last week using Anne's fab sketch and we are all looking forward to visiting everyone over the next 7 days to see all those beautiful Magnolia creation.

I've gone with a circular easel card and coloured up this sweet Tilda with comfort blanket - isn't she a doll!!!  This is my 3rd time using copics as my medium, I must say I am loving the smooth finish these amazing markers give you.   I think I need to find a class in my area to learn how to use these markers properly.   If anyone knows of a class in the West of Scotland please let me know.

A full recipe of my ingredients is available below this post if your at all curious.

Once again the winner will be receiving a wonderful surprise gift package from Magnolia Sweden and of course we will have our top 3 Magnolia Marvels.

Do please pop over and take a peek at the amazing creations my sweet Dt buddies have made for you this week.  Each and every one  is adorable.

Thank you so much for popping in to visit me,  I hope you had a nice stay and will come back and see me again real soon.

I would like to enter the following Challenges:

Quixotic Inspirations Challenge:  I followed the fabulous sketch created by Mary J this month.
CMC Copic Challenge:  Anything Goes this week.
Sentimental Sunday Challenge:  Would like to see some Metal on your creation this week with a sentiment
Addicted To Stamps Challenge:  Would like to see Rhinestones, Flowers and Ribbon
Love to Create Challenge:  Anything goes this week.
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge:  Would like to see Lace or Ribbon
One Stop Crafts Challenge:  Would like to see hand made Flowers this week.


Outer Circle made with Fiskars 6" large circle punch.
DP:  K&Co
Image:  Tilda with comfort blanket (Prince's & Princesses 2012)
Medium: Copics  Skin:  E00, E53, E21, RV10  Clothes: RV10
Oval lace die:  Marianne Designs Craftable CR124
Lace: Marianne Designs JU0824 Vintage lace 
Hearts: Marianne Designs Creatable Hearts LRO159
Flowers: Marianne Designs Chinese Rose die LR0162
Flourish: Marianne Designs Decorative Elegance LRO157
Leaves: Marianne Designs Creatable LRO156
 Marianne Designs Creatable small Butterfly's LRO158
Metal Flower, Brad, Gems, Pearl, Ribbon:   Stash.
Sentiment: Lili of the Valley

Friday, March 16

Never too old for Cupcake!

Hello again my dears,  Wow!  2 posts in one day, I must be on a roll.  I wanted to show you a few of the items I bought at the SECC Glasgow craft show last week.  What better way of showing you than to make a card.

My image is Lotv and she is called Never too old for Cupcakes.  This is her first outing.  I coloured her with copics and glittered the veins of her wings with glamour dust.  My DP is from Kay & Co it came in a box which contained 80 sheets of 12x12 for £8.00 an absolute bargain. The die I've used around the border is from Memory Box and it's called Honeysuckle Vine.  My little pink cherry blossom flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and my sweet Butterfly's are Marianne Designs Creatable 4 small butterfly's. I've mounted them on top of each other to create a 3d effect.

Thank you so much for popping in to visit,  I would like to welcome my new followers, thank you so much for choosing to become a friend, I hope my cards and creations enthuse you a little.

Wishing everyone a fabulous weekend ahead.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Lili's Little Fairies Challenge:  Would like to see Butterflies and Fairies this week.

Fabulous Friday Challenge:  Would like to see things with Wings this week.

Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge:  Would like to see some Fairies this week.

Lili of the Valley Best Dress

Hello All,  As you know March is National Craft Month and
Lili of the Valley Ideas to Inspire blog are having a month long competition with some super prizes.  All you need do is create a card/project using one of their girly images with the theme of Pink or Mum and if you use one of the new releases you get double the chance to win.  

I've used Best Dress from the new release, isn't she just the cutest, mind you I say that about all the Lotv images. You will find them all HERE   I've coloured her with copics and derwent water colour pencils.  There is a full recipe of ingredients below my post.

Thank you so much for visiting, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend ahead.


DP:  First Edition & Papermania Summer Bloom
Image: Lili of the Valley (Best Dress March release 2012)
Medium:  Copics & Derwent water colour pencils
Oval lace die cut:  Marianne Designs Craftable
White Metal Corners:  Stash
Both Sentiments: Lili of the Valley.

Thursday, March 15

Marianne Design Divas - Spring

Marianne Design Products Used:   Using: Flower Power Paper Bloc   - Marianne Design Cutting Sheet Snoesjes & Kitten  -  Creatable Die Anja Lace LEO201 -  Craftable Die Oval CR1204 - Chinese Rose die LRO163 - English Rose die LRO162 - Branch Garden LRO151

Hello my dears,  It's time for another fab challenge over at

This month we would love to see your SPRING into SPRING creations.  I've gone a little out of my comfort zone with this card. I've used one of Marianne's Cutting decoupage sheets, not my usual style at all but I thoroughly enjoyed cutting and layering up this adorable image.  All the ingredients that I've used in this creation are listed above with links to our wonderful sponsor this week.

and this is their amazing prize for one of our winners


Not just one prize but Marianne herself is giving one lucky winner this amazing prize. 


Wonderful prizes again this month and all you need do to be with the chance of winning one of these is enter our Challenge using at least 1 of Marianne Design Products.  Simples!!!!!

Thank you so much for popping in to visit.  I hope you enjoyed your stay and I look forward to visiting you and all your wonderful creations over the coming month.

I would like to enter the following challenges:


Wednesday, March 14

Midweek Magnolias #2 Sketch DT card

Good Morning my dears,   Wow!! we had a wonderful response to our first challenge last week over at

It was a real pleasure to visit you all and see so many wonderful Magnolia creations.  Well done everyone!

This week we would like to see you use the Sketch below which has been designed by the lovely Anne

 you can flip it, turn it upside down even, so long as we can see the sketch in your creation along with a Magnolia stamp then you will be in with a chance to win that fabulous prize from Magnolia Sweden.

I've used my newest Magnolia stamp from the Princes & Princesses collection, this is Tilda catching stars.  How cute is she!!  I love the whole collection,  I'm avidly collecting them a few at a time. 

I've coloured Tilda with a mixture of mediums. Copics (skin and hair) & Derwent Water colour pencils for her dress/shoes.  You will find a full recipe of ingredients at the bottom of my post.

Do please remember to pop over and see the fabulous creations our sweet teamies have conjured up for you this week, I promise you won't be disappointed.

Thank you so much for popping in to visit, I look forward to coming along to you and seeing your wonderful Magnolia creations over the coming week.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Wild Orchid Crafts: Would like to see you Get in Shape.  Use at least 3 different shapes on your creation.  I've used oval, square, rectangle, oblong

Stampin' for the Weekend:  Have the most delicious Shabby Chic picture for your  theme this week.  I so want the shelving unit on the wall for my craft room. lol x

Bunny Zoe's Crafts:  Would like to see Shabby Chic/Vintage this month

Have a great week


DP:  All K&Co
Image: Magnolia Princes & Princess - Tilda catching Stars
Medium:  Copics 
Skin:E00 E51 E21 RV21  Hair: E35 E33 E53 E00
Nesti's:  Small Oval
Spellbinders Pennants die for Sentiment.
Hearts: Marianne Designs 
Glitter heart: chipboard die cut, painted and glittered by me.
Memory Box corner flourish
Metal corner accent, All flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Pink Webbed Ribbon: Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Pink netting, brad and gems:  Stash
Extras: glamour dust - Tim Holtz old paper distress ink.
Sentiment:  Stash