Monday, 30 April 2012

For Daniel

I am writing this post to let you know about a very special young man named Daniel. He is the son of Lynne who used to run Sentiments 4 You. She also used to be on the Totally Tilda Design Team.
Now our Lynne has had a rought time recently because her son has been diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma.    
The prognosis is quite positive as you will see when you check out Lynne's post.
Our gorgeous lady is doing a sponsored slim in aid of


so why not read her story and make a donation.

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Totally Tilda Midweek reminder Challenge #45 Stitching

Good morning bloggers and hope you are enjoying a relaxing Sunday morning. Mine has been ridiculously annoying. I have been trying to get online to do this post for over 2 hours this morning but have been unable to. I have had to write this is Word and hopefully will transfer it at some point. I DO NOT NEED THIS.

So it is your midweek reminder for the lovely Totally Tilda Challenge which is..........


You must, of course, also have a Tilda in there somewhere!!! You wouldn’t believe how many people have failed to read the rules for our challenges recently – or maybe you would???

Here is some more inspiration for you

I couldn’t wait to use my new Spellbinders shapeabilities Sewing Elements for this as I thought they were perfect for it – I have used Coredinations whitewash card for these. Thank you to my boss Susie Sugar for the Vintage Couch image that Tilda is sitting on – I have tried to make it look as though she is in a room with the dp being the wallpaper. I have coloured the images with my trusty Promarkers. I have hand stitched the edging with embroidery silk and wrapped some around the bobbin shape. I have distressed the edges wherever I can and inked with Worn Lipstick distress ink. There is a doily underneath and some lace across the bottom – all from my stash. The background paper is from a Polka Doodles CD – Double Sprinkle of Kraft.

I have done an inside for this one

and had to write the sentiment.

I would also like to enter this card in the following challenges:-

Magnolia-licious Highlites - Luiscious Lace,

Simply Magnolia Challenge - Use 2 magnolia stamps,

Magnolia Mania Challenge - Bingo - Tilda, Lace and distressing,

Passion For Promarkers - cut It Out,

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes,

Polka Doodles Challenge - Shabby Chic/Vintage,

Our Craft Lounge - Vintage theme, and,

Looking forward to seeing some more fabulous creations.


Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Aud Sentiments Challenge #52 Midway Reminder

Hi everyone, it's time for some more inspiration for the current challenge at Aud Sentiments which is ......

SPRING/SUMMER COLOURS with any sentiment

to join in click here.

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

The image was coloured with Promarkers and is from our sponsor this week Heart Song Designs. I have used some papers that were free in a craft magazine. Some card candy for the corners and then the border mounted on pale blue glitter card was made using a punch.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:-

Crafty Sentiments - Use a digi,

Pollycraft Monday Challenge - Cute Critters,

Paper Sundaes - Anythinig Goes,

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Anything Foes,

The Squirrel and the Fox - Things with Wings,

Challenge Up Your Life - Owls,

Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Challenge - Pastels, and,

Totally Papercrafts Challenge - Things with Wings.

Have fun,


It's my first WOYWW - yipppeeeeeeeeeee!

Yeh it has finally come to pass - what on earth is she on about I hear you ask? Well my lovely blogging friends I now have a craft room!!!! Which means I can now join in with What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday - I have looked at some fine desks and have been jealous for too long. So here it is .................

OK so it's a dining room table but the dining room is full of my crafty stuff so to me it qualifies as a craft room. Gone are the days of tidying up my craft stuff after a session - so that I can go to bed - now now Mrs Sugar no smutty remarks thank you!!! 
It is also rather a messy desk but I am sure you will forgive me as I haven't had this luxury before.
I don't have to put my Cuttlebug away and I can now use my Imagine as well!!!
Only thing missing is a TV so I can spend more time there in the evening - although I did spend a really nice evening before Easter listening to some old CDs - Genesis, Right Said Fed and All About Eve - does that bring back some memories??? - it did for me.
Looking forward to visiting a few desks when I return from work.


Sunday, 15 April 2012

Totally Tilda Challenge #44 Midway Reminder

 Welcome to your reminder about the current challenge at Totally Tilda which you can find by clicking here.

Our challenge this fortnight is


so make sure you have your Tilda and those words somewhere.

Here is my inspiration for you...

I was feeling in a colourful mood when I did this one - I think she is so carefree too.
The flowers and leaves are punched out - the brad has a purple gem in it.

and a closeup......

and I have used too many peel offs according to my hubby!!!!!

I would like to enter the following challenges

Magnolia-licious Challenge - Colour inspiration,

One Stop Craft Challenge - Three Circles,

The Poodles Parlour Challenge - Going Round in Circles,

Stempelsonne Challenge - Happy Birthday plus die cuts and punches,

Totally Papercrafts Challenge - Things with Wings,

PaperPlay Challenge - Things with Wings,

Flutterby Wednesday Challenge - Birthday Card and Butterfly, Fairy or angel (Hope the little butterfly in the background counts),

Love To Create Challenge - Birthday, and,

Truly Madly Crafty Challenge - handmade flowers.

Hope you have a great day


Thursday, 5 April 2012

The Stamping Boutique is sponsoring The C.R.A.F.T Challenge

Hi everyone, just popping in to let you know about a chance to get some gorgeous images because today The Stamping Boutique is sponsoring the challenge at C.R.A.F.T Challenge
which is.......


I have used this perfect image............

Cynthia at Easter.

My Mother-in-law loved it - what a relief!
She has been coloured with Promarkers and glitter. I have used an oval Spellbinder to match the Easter theme of the card. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and covered with glitter - I think the leaves were also from them. The papers are from my stash - I am trying to use up my scraps - I have obviously distressed them and added some distress ink arounf the edges. The ribbon is from a bargain bag I purchased from Crafty Ribbons. I have used some beautiful pink flat backed pearls on the edges.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:-

Digital Tuesday - Easter,

Everybody Art Challenge - Easter,

Paper and Such Challenge - Spring/Easter,

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Favourite tool - Cuttlebug for me,

Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes,

Crafty Cradmakers - Easter,

My Craft Spot Challenge - Easter,

Paper Makeup Stamps Challenge - Digi plus Tic Tac Toe (Fairy, Sparkle, Flowers),

The Crafty Pad - Eggs,

One Stop Craft Challenge - easter,

Simply Create Too - Eggs/Bunnies, and,

Totally Papercrafts - Easter.

Good Luck everyone.


Aud Sentiments Challenge #51 Midway Reminder - Happy Easter

Hi everyone, it's Thursday and time for some more inspiration for the current challenge at Aud Sentiments which is ......


and you can play along here.

Our sponsor is A Day For Daisies

and here is my card...............

Not a colour scheme I have used before but I had the paper already printed off and decided to use it for the theme. It is from Nitwits and called Egg-stra Special Collection. I have distressed the edges and coloured them with TH Distress Ink Spiced Marmalade. I have also used this to colour the American seam binding. The flowers were from the Hobby Craft shop - about two years ago now!!!!!
I have used whitewash Core'dinations card for the embossed card using the Cuttelbug folder - Floral Fantasy. The butterfly is from a Papermania Urban set called Botanical Print - stamped onto the paper and cut out.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:-

Paper Sundaes - Happy Easter,

Polka Doodles - Easter theme and a fantastic Blog Hop with great prizes,

Lexi's Creations - Focus on the sentiment,

Hooked On Crafts Challenge - Easter,

Flutterby Wednesday - Butterfly, Angel or Fairy,

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge - Emboss it,

Crafts and Me Challenge - Butterflies and bows,

Divas by Design Challenge - Anything Goes,

Creative Inspirations - Easter, and,

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Favourite tool (Cuttlebug).

Don't forget to enter our Happy Easter Challenge here, and have fun.


Tuesday, 3 April 2012

The Stamping Boutique is sponsoring Party Time Tuesdays

Hi everyone, I am hoping blogger has been good as this post is scheduled. I have taken my little dragonlettes to my MIL for a couple of days so very little crafting and blogging for me but a bit of fun with  the children.

 Today The Stamping Boutique is sponsoring the challenge at Party Time Tuesdays - which is.......


I have chosen to use.......

Busy Bees Fairies digi stamp....

and here is a closeup...

The image has been coloured with Promarkers and Sakura Stardust gel pens and of course a bit of glitter! The background is a lovely turqoise glitter card and the DP is from a Papermania capsule collection. I have also used some Coredinations whitewash card for the embossing - which was done using the Floral Fantasy folder. I have used some bunched up lace for an edge and the diecut butterfly is from My Memory Box - Vivienne Butterfly - I thought the pearls would make a nice touch!!!!! too.

I am entering this in the following challenges...........

Come and Get It Challenge - Spring

Crafting When We Can Challenge - Things With Wings,

Fashionista Challenge - Anything Goes for Girls,

A Gem of a Challenge - Picture inspiration - Aquamarine,

Alphabet Challenge - D for Dry Embossing,

Cardmadfairy's Digi Day Challenge - Die Cuts or Punches,

Crafty Catz Challenge - Digital image,

Stamoin for the Weekend - Anything Goes,

Wags and Whiskers Challenge - Say It With Flowers,

Crafts and Me Challenge - Elegant Fairies,

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes,and,

Truly Scrumptious Challenge - Use lace on your creations.

Good Luck everyone,


Sunday, 1 April 2012

Totally Tilda Challenge #43 Midway Reminder

 Welcome to your reminder about the current challenge at Totally Tilda which you can find by clicking here.

This time our Challenge theme is;
Tilda Holding A Flower or A Bunch of Flowers
For this challenge you MUST use a Magnolia Tilda Stamp and
Tilda Must be holding a flower or a bunch of flowers in the stamp.

Our sponsor is

Here is my inspiration for you...............

and a closeup................

I have used Tilda in the Garden - who has been coloured with Promarkers. I have also used the Spellbinders Labels 18 on a First Edition pad called Sweet Owl. The matt is kraft paper edged with Walnut Stain distress ink. The butterflies are from a Papermania Urban stamp set called Botanical Print. The large butterfly is a Memory Box die called Vivienne Butterfly cut out the of the same DP as the backing paper. The main background paper has been stamped using one of the papermania stamps in versamark clear ink and then dusted with pearlised chalk. The sentiment is from a Wild Rose Studio sentiment set.

You still have until Saturday to enter.

I am going to enter the following challenges.............

Let's Ink It Up Challenge - Distressing,

The Pink Elephant - Butterflies,

Bunny Zoes Challenge - Shabby Chic/Vintage,

Crafting When We Can Challenge - Things With Wings,

Just Magnolia - Springtime,

Magnoliamania Challenge - Blog Birthday,

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes, and

Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes.

Have a great Sunday everyone.