Tuesday, 30 August 2011


OMG a picture with me in it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This doesn't happen very often you know so make the most of it. The girls and I were staying at my Mother-In-Laws (yes, she is the best granny ever). We went to Glastonbury Abbey and whilst walking or running (the girls only I must stress) we noticed a stall with lots of birds of prey. On closer inspection you could actually hold the bird of your choice - you had to be 16 or over for the Eagle (I just made it then!!).
The girls chose the Barn Owl - he was gorgeous and the girls were excellent with him. They were so excited before and then really quiet and perfect whilst holding him. Then it was my turn, and I found out why you had to be older for the Eagle - it was sooooooo heavy, especially after he had been sitting on my arm for a while. My heart was beating so hard. He was so majestic and fantastic to look at.
The people doing the stall were from Sharandys Birds of Prey  - they were fantastic too.

Just a couple of challenges to enter...............

Hooked on Craft Challenges - Things with wings,

Make It Monday - Anything Goes,

I Did It Creations - Nature,

Totally Gorjuss - As You Like It,

Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes,

Wags and Whiskers Challenge - Outdoor Fun,

Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes,

Dutch Dare Challenge - Anything But A Card, and,

Moving Along With The Times - Birdys!!!!

Please let me know what you think, I love reading all your comments.


Monday, 29 August 2011

Die Cut Dreams Challenge #97 Gift Box or bag.

Happy Monday to everyone in blogland. Thank you so much to everyone who played with our colour challenge last fornight, check out the Die Cut Dreams blog to see who won and who we picked as our top three.

As the heading may suggest our next challenge is to create a Gift box or bag. Our fantastic sponsor for this challenge is Crafts 4 You

owned by Lynne a past DT Member.

So here is my creation....................

.............and here is the box from another angle......

I have used one of the box templates from Debbi Moores' CD Shabby Chic Vintage Flowers and added a few of her gorgeous butterflies and some pearls. The ribbon was cut from one of my tops - you know those loops of ribbon that are used to keep the thing on a hangar! 

Please check out my team mates for some amazing inspiration - their links are on my sidebar - and I look forward to checking out your creations soon.

Just a few challenges to enter:-

Getting Cricky - Winged Things,

Creations by Gill M Challenge - Anything that flies,

Just Some Lines - Anything but a card,

Totally Gorjuss - As you like it,

Crafting Misfit - Show and tell,

Dutch Dare - Anything but a card,

Flutterby Wednesday - Open but must have a butterfly, fairy or angel,

I Brake for Challenges - Shabby Chic,

Creative Craft Challenge - Anything but a card, and,

Hooked on Craft Challenge - Things with Wings.

Happy Crafting everyone


Monday, 22 August 2011

Amy's 1000 sheets of paper giveaway

Just had to let you all know about Amy's Mega Candy for her blogaversary and because she has used 1000 sheets of paper again. If you want to find out more click the link above and see what the candy is all about.
Congratulations Amy on your Blogaversary.


Don't you just love cupcakes?

Me too!!!! BUT I am currently on a diet so they are banned in the house so I have to make do with the crafty version. This was a freebie stamp from one of the crafting magazines a while ago. Coloured with crayons and with a bit of glitter for the frosting - don't they look yummy!

The ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons who currently have a DT call going!!! I have tried to be creative wit hthe ribbon making a flower of sorts - I really like the effect.

I am entering the following challenges.

Pile It On - Sweet Treats,

Allsorts Challenge - You've Been Framed!,

Designed 2 Delight - Anything Goes,

Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes,

Papercarfting Journey - Anything Goes,

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Food and Drink, and,

Creative Card Crew - Hand made flowers (from ribbon in my case!).

Let me know what you think, your comments are very important to me.


Thursday, 18 August 2011

Aud Sentiments Challenge #35 Anything Goes

Hi everyone, hope you are all well and having a better summer than Devon - rather wet and miserable at the moment!!!!!

So another fortnight has rolled by and we are up to our 35th Challenge at Aud Sentiments - did you win or get a top three place??? Why not check out the blog.

Our challenge this time is "Anything Goes" so any sentiment will do!!!

We are sponsored by Whimsie Doodles. 

and the DT used some of their images for our DT cards...............here is mine.

Doesn't it just make your mouth water......shame we aren't getting the weather to go with this drink!!!!!
I look forward to seeing your creations and if you need some more inspiration please check out my team mates - their links are on my left sidebar.

Just a few challenges to enter!

Celebrate The Occasion - Birthday and easel card,

Papertake Weekly - Bingo - Free I have chosen Yellow, Pearls and ribbon,

Try It On Tuesday - Anything Goes,

Paper Creations - Flowers,

One Stitch At a Time - Anything Goes,

Drunken Stampers - Cocktails,

Totally Papercrafts - Food and Drink,

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Food and Drink, and,

Your Next Stamp - Fruit Inspiration.

Hugs to everyone.

Monday, 15 August 2011

Die Cut Dreams Challenge #96 Pink, Green and Coffee.

Hi everyone, finally back in business after a fun packed holiday in Edinburgh. I have now experienced the famous "Fringe" festival, having watched two street performers and one in a venue. Now we saw a man juggling on a unicycle, a man blowing loads of bubbles and a rather rude Australian comic juggler. Who would you say the kids liked the best???? Yep you guessed it, the bad mouthed Australian!!! He used every B word going but he had us in stitches and was by far my favourite too!!!!

Sorry for the diversion - back to business with the next challenge at Die Cut Dreams which is ..


Here is my DT card..............

and a closeup.......

I have used a favourite of mine - Dinner Tilda who has been coloured with watercolour crayons. I have added pearls for her necklace and bracelet. I have sat her on a frame made by the Spellbinders Labels One. The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley - Inspirational Sentiments - and the plate is coloured with TH Distress Ink Worn Lipstick and then sprayed with Pearl Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. The background is a page from an old book, torn and distressed with more distress inks - Tea Dye and Vintage Photo I think and then sparayed again and finally stamped with a swirl stamp (can't find it at the moment - sorry).

I really looke forward to seeing your creations. If you would like some more inspiration please check out my teammates blogs - their links are on my left sidebar.   

Here are the challenges I would like to enter:-

The Crafty Pad - Cute and Girly,

Dream Valley Challenge - Distressing,

One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes,

Simply Create - Distressing,

Charisma Cardz - Distressing,

Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes,

PaperPlay Challenge - Make your own DP, and,

Hope you enjoy the challenge and let me know what you think.


Thursday, 4 August 2011

Aud Sentiments Challenge #34 Merry Christmas

Hi everyone and here is hoping that Mr Blogger is behaving and posted this when scheduled as I am away in Bonny Scotland at the mo. 
So now it is time for a few Christmas cards as for our next challenge we would like to see the sentiment..............


Our sponsor is The Stamping Boutique

and we could all choose an image, mine is Snowfriends

and here is a closeup to try and show you the snow!!!!!

There is glitter on their hats but I used Diamond Dust for the snow on the ground - can you see??? I have coloured the snowmen using Promarkers, the paper is from the new Polka Doodles CD Rom - Magical Winter.  The Christmas trees are a Marianne Creatable - Christmas Trees (oddly enough!!! just ordered one of the new ones though can't wait! ).

Anyway please check out my team mates for some more inspiration - their links are in my left sidebar.



Monday, 1 August 2011

Die Cut Dreams Challenge #95 Holiday Fun

Hi everyone and hopefully it is a sunny Monday morning. I am hoping this has scheduled properly.
Thank you for all your wonderful entries to our Animal Antics Challenge - check out the Die Cut Dreams Challenge blog to see who won.

This fortnight we would like to see your Holiday Fun creations. Our sponsor is our very own Lynne from Sentiments 4 You.

Here is my creation - I went for a layout because Holiday Fun makes me think of my children having fun...................

I have used my Craft Artist Platinum and a kit called Picnic In The Park. The place I have mentioned - BeWILDerwood was a perfect day out for my two - the adults had fun too.

Please check out my teammates for some more fun and inspiration - their links are in my left sidebar.

Hope you have fun whatever you make.