Thursday, 13 December 2012

Late night crafting , gift tags !

Just a quick post to show you all some gift tags I have been making tonight after seeing Melissa Phillips post today.
I love her blog and always finds lots of inspiration on there !

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Waltzingmouse sketch challenge #127

Here is the sketch for this weeks challenge over at the waltzingmouse sketch challenge blog spot .
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I just received this Vintage Ornaments stamp set from them this week and absolutely love it I also purchased the matching Spellbinders dies.
You may not be able to see very well but I took the star images and stamped the background paper with them using silver ink and glitter.

Make it Monday # 94 Glitter detail

This is my 3rd card for this weeks make It Monday challenge .
My husband has a birthday next week so I pulled out my On the links stamp set and the glue pen and glitter and glittered the golf heads on the clubs and also added a little glue around the top of the button.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Make it Monday # 94 Glitter detail

This weeks challenge for Make it Monday is to use some glitter detail on your project .
I have used a glue pad and the window frame stamp and then added glitter to the windows. 
I also used some glossy accents on the candy canes and then sprinkled glitter on these.

Recipe :
All Papertrey Ink unless stated
Stamps: Gingerbread Lane , Love lives here Holiday
Dies : Gingerbread lane , Edger die, Banner Die , Loop border die
Inks: Pure Poppy,  Sweet Blush , Classic Kraft
Card: Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist, Sweet Blush , Classic Kraft
Other : Pure Poppy Felt, Sweet blushVintage button, Diamonds

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Make it Monday #94 Detail glitter Technique

This weeks challenge over at Nicole Heading Capture the Moment blog is to use some glittered detail on your project.
I pulled out my Stickles and added detail to the back two trees on my card , simple but just gives the card a little pop !
Recipe: All Papertrey Ink unless stated
Stamps: Love lives here Holiday , sentiment cut from Tree Trimming trio
Ink: Simply Chartreuse
Dies: Mat Stacks 4
Card and ribbon from stash.

Friday, 30 November 2012

I have had a very sad week !

We had to have our 14 year old dog Charlie (the larger dog) put to sleep on Sunday he had another seizure last Wednesday and seemed to be fine afterwards but then a couple of days later he could hardly stand on his legs and kept falling into things.
We took him to the vets and he said he thought he had a brain tumour .
So this week has been really hard for me and my family as we miss him so much the home seems so empty without him.
I know time is a healer and he is not suffering anymore and he lived to a good age.
I have been trying to keep busy at home to take my mind of it all and decided to make my first Gingerbread house which I am going to give to my young Nephews.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

"Papertrey October Blog Hop Challenge"

Hi today is the October blog hop over at
The theme is using non traditional Holiday colour schemes I have chosen the above colours for mine.

I made a gift box with 6 cards and 6 matching Tags .

Have taken a few pictures to try and capture some of the detail.

I love making little gifts for other people so I am going to give this set to a friend or one of my sisters 
( dont think my younger sister will like the colours ) But we will see.

I have used lots of stamp sets and dies for this little package so hopefully I will remember to list them all !!

Recipe :
All Papertrey Ink unless stated

Stamps : Tree Trimming Trio , Holiday Lights , Think Big 20 , Fancy Flourishes.
Dies :  Tree Trimming Trio Tree , Button  , Loopy border , Oval tags,Rouns tags , tag it
Card and Ink :Raspberry Fizz , Hibiscus Burst , Aqua Mist , Hawaiian Shoes.
Other :Vintage felt , Vintage buttons , Glitter , Hawaiian shores ribbon , White Ribbon from stash

I am off to do some blog hopping and gain some new Inspiration x

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Waltzingmouse blog hop October

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Colour Theme For October Blog Hop
October Challenge

This months theme over at 
is to use the following colours Purple, Orange and Black.
Not the sort of colours I would usually chose but thought I would join in anyway.
Stamps :
Waltzingmouse Vintage garden seed packet.
A short post today as I have loads to do and very little time have just finished 10 Christmas cardsthis morning so would like to fit a few more in before lunch and walking the dogs x

Monday, 15 October 2012

Clearly Besotted stamps card

Just a quick birthday card using my new stamps from 
I just love this set , I love all the little details on the Butterfly and taey are so easy to cut around I cant resist adding one to every card I am making at the moment.
This is a very simple card for me I very really do a card where less is more .
Off to make some more of this style for my stash.
 Hope you all have a lovely week.

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #119

Here is my take on the sketch this week over at

This is one of my new sets I purchased from Waltzingmouse stamps last week and I am loving them cant put them down, I am hoping Claire is going to bring out some more stamps to go with these sets.
Waltzingmouse stamps
Vintage garden seed packet
Vintage garden produce

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Make It Monday #86: The Inside Edition

Was to stamp inside your card.
I am also showcasing for the first time Clearly Besotted Stamps Butterfly Wishes please take a look at Stephanie's shop
I have got to say I am really happy with my stamps they are beautiful right up to the little details on the butterflys I cant wait to purchase some more.
Stamps : Butterfly Wishes Clearly besotted stamps. Turning a new leaf PTI
Card: Fine linen paper and patterened paper PTI
Dies :Victorian lace border PTI. Turning a new leaf PTI.Spellbinders ovals
Inks: Sweet blush. spring Rain, New leaf PTI
Other:Ribbon , Beads and flowers from stash

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Waltzingmouse Stamps Sketch Challenge 116


Here is my take on this weeks sketch over at 

I thought I would go with Fall colours again as this is a bit out of my comfort zone.
Again I have used one of my favourite Waltzingmouse stamp sets Victorian Frippery I love the little detail stamps that you can play around with  .
Supplies :
Stamps Waltzing mouse Victorian Frippery and Big day additions.
Card, inks, ribbon, button and die Papertrey Ink

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Make It Monday #84: Reflected Sentiments

was to use reflected sentiments on your project.
I used mine with the Thanks so much stamp and then I just inked up the Thanks from this sentiment and repeatl the stampedreflected lookon to my wine bottle tag.

Stamps PTI Table service, Dies PTI , Card, Inks amd Vintage buttons PTI

"Papertrey September Blog Hop Challenge".


Today is the September blog hop over at
The challenge this month is all about wrapping up using fabrics , felts etc

This gift box uses the SU Pillow box die.
This gift box uses the PTI Seed packet die cut from felt from my stash.
This gift box Uses the PTI Favour it box 2 die.
Recipe :
All Papertrey Ink unless stated
Stamps 2011 Holiday tags, Dies Love lives here holiday, Seeing Stars , Fillable frames 9.

Hope we all gets lots of inspiration for the up coming holiday seasons from todays blog hop .

Monday, 17 September 2012

Waltzingmouse Blog party September

Stamps:Waltzingmouse Victorian Frippery
Waltzingmouse Big Day Additions
Inks and card  :Papertrey Ink
Dies : Spellbinders Circles & Positively Me , Sizzix Pillow box
Ribbon, Card, felt & stick on jewels from stash

Today is the blog party over at Waltzingmouse stamps and the theme is Fall.
I am currently enjoying making background papers so I thought I would have a play and make one using Fall Colours.
This has given me inspiration to make more cards using these colours !!

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Gingerbread men Christmas cards

Stamps Walzingmouse stamps, Paper,inks, Dies Papertrey Ink

I love these stamp sets they are so cute x

Christmas window card 2


Stamps Stampin Up & Papertrey Ink, Paper & Ink Papertrey Ink, Dies Papertrey Ink & Grand Madison window
Ribbon from stash. Other Dazzling Diamonds .

Another Christmas card using the grand Madison window Die.

Hope you have all had a lovely weekend I went to see Dirty dancing with my sister at the theatre in Norwich it was better than the London performance, I love that film and was smiling all the way through it .

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Christmas window card

Supplies : 

Stamps : Papertrey Ink, Dies: Papertrey Ink And Grand Madison Window, 

Inks , Card stock and Ribbon: Papertrey Ink.

Goodmorning , I have seen so may cards I love using the Madison window die that I just had to purchase it .
I new I wanted to use it for some christmas cards and new the perfect Papertrey Ink stamps sets that would go great with this die.
I think I have made 40 Christmas cards so far.
Thanks for stopping by !!

Friday, 24 August 2012

Engagement card

Just a quick post .
 We had a lovely time on our cruise around norway, I would recommend the P & O Azura ship the food and service was fantastic I will post some photos once I get a bit more spare time.
My brother proposed to his girlfrind this week whilst they were in Paris and he is coming home this weekend so just whipped up a card for them.
Hope you all have a lovely weekend .
Stephanie if you happen to pop on here when are you going to let us in on your up coming plans :-)

Friday, 3 August 2012

Cards and a very messy craft room !!

Hi I have been very busy trying to stock up with various cards as I am of on a Cruise around the Fiords next friday ( am getting excited now ) so thought I would share a couple of my favourite ones.
I saw on Pinterest someone made these sunflowers with the PTI flowers die and loved them .
I thought I would also share with you how untidy I am when I craft and was shocked at the state of my room as I am a very tidy and organised person ( some call it OCD ) so after this post I will be spending the afternoon spring cleaning in here.

All Stamp sets Papertrey Ink
Damask designs, Turning a new leaf , Background Postmarks, Background Basics Hearts , Love Birds
 Hope you all have a lovely weekend x

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Lovely Layers Birthday cards

All Papertrey Ink Unless stated
Stamps: Lovely Layers
Card: Melon Berry , Simply Chartreuse , Hawaiian Shores, classic Kraft.
Ink: Melon Berry , Simply Chartreuse , Hawaiian Shores, Classic Kraft .
Other: Classic Kraft , Enchanted evening.

Pretty Peonies wedding card

Recipe :
All Papertrey Ink unless stated
Stamps: Pretty Peonies
Dies: Pretty Peonies
Card:Swet Blush
Ink: Versamark, Sweet Blush, Spring Moss
Other: Ribbon from stash

Monday, 2 July 2012

Homemade dog treats.

I have been experimenting with one of my dogs diet , Charlie suffers from Colitis and has done for several years .
I have tried various dog foods which havent worked , so I am now cooking my own  food for him.
This also involves making treats.

 I am a big fan of Pinterest and found a wheat free recipe on there which I have tweaked a little.
I made these this morning and the dogs love them I did have to order the tin Pumpkin on Amazon as I couldn’t find any in the supermarket.
I really loved making the packaging for them so cute !!!