Wednesday, 27 April 2016

TPS Challenge #246 ~ Pearls

Hi everyone,
I hope you are having a good week.
I'm so excited...only 2 more sleeps and I'm off to Naples, Florida with my lovely daughter...can't wait!
 We've researched beaches, restaurants and much to see and do so 
look out we come!

On to today's challenge at
where the theme this week will be "Pearls"

I've coloured a very popular digital image from the shop called "Tulips" available here.

Coloured with Copics
Martha Stewart punch used to create the flower border
SB Floral Ovals cut in burgundy cardstock
String of pearls glued around the edge
Flowers from WOC
MS fern punch to create foliage

 I would like to enter the following challenges:

We have a wonderful prize for the winner as always.  
Hope you can play along with us...we'd love to see you there.

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, 22 April 2016

Winter Blossoms at Winter Wonderland

Hello again,
I'm back with my second post for today.
psst...if you're looking for my Fussy & Fancy Friday post please scroll down

Today it's the Snowflakes turn to host the  
where our lovely host Marie has chosen the theme "Winter Blossoms"

I've coloured with copics an image that's been waiting so long to be showcased.
I love this image by Aurora Wings called Christmas Floral available here
I roughly followed the colour scheme Mitzi  had shown a glimpse of on her drawing.
Then just added matting and my die cut rose
...a fairly simple design to showcase this beautiful image.

Flower created using Spellbinders Rose Creations die
Leaves are from my stash
Sentiment is an Elizabeth Craft Die #939
Green DP - SU Certainly celery
Burgundy - Michaels Craft Store as well as the silver embossed DP

We have 2 wonderful sponsors this week
the fabulous Bugaboo


I would like to enter the following challenges:
Aurora Wings Challenge #27 - Say it with Flowers

Thanks for stopping by today.
 Hope you get a chance to play along with us this week
 and have a wonderful weekend.

Female Birthday Card

Hi everyone,
I'm here today to let you know about the new challenge starting at 
where our lovely, super talented Theresa has chosen the theme "Female Birthday" 

No colouring for me today...just some lovely die cuts that make for a
very feminine card.  Hope you like it.

Shape cut in cream on my Grand Calibur using GoKreate No 360022 XXL Square Frame Frilly #2
then using the next 2 sizes down cut the pink and patterned layer.
Spellbinder Victorian Medallion Two cut in cream, adding the smaller die from the set
to the center.  Sentiment stamped on pink vellum using VersaMark and then Rangers Seafoam White embossing powder before heat embossing.  Lace, flowers, pearls and ribbon from my stash.
70 cut using QuicKutz die

Pink vellum used on the inside with Spellbinders Victoria Accents, cut in cream
and added to the center.

We are fortunate to have the wonderful Sweet Lilac Flowers
sponsoring us this week and offering a wonderful prize to the winner.
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge #359 - Ribbons & Roses
Crafting for All Seasons #124 - Flowers, Ribbon, Backing Paper

Thanks for stopping by today and if you get a chance please stop by the blog
and see the wonderful inspiration by my talented team mates.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Fab'n'Funky Challenge #301

Hi folks,
Hope you've had a good week so far.  
Well it's Wednesday and that means a new challenge begins at
where our lovely host Catherine has chosen the theme "Winged Things"

I've coloured with Copics an image supplied by our wonderful sponsor this week

This cutie is called "Rory Catching Butterflies"

Now I think this is my new favourite colour combo.  I picked up the pale aqua raffia and lace on sale at Michaels and knew I wanted to pare it with pink and white.
 So happy with the outcome...and yes my mojo came back just in time.
The butterflies are a MB die and the edge die cut is a Tim Holtz die
Circle is Joy Crafts 6003/1002
DP is from my scrap box - Graphic 45 I think

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you playing along with us.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Tons of Flowers @ TPS

Hi everyone,
I hope you're having a good week.

Today starts an exciting new challenge at 
where the theme is "Tons of Flowers" ..yes we want to see lots of flowers.

I've coloured one of the newest digis called "Daisies in Paradise"
This reminded me of the gerber daisies I have growing in pots in the kitchen.
I kind of lost the plot when using the SB Rose creations die but with
a little imagination perhaps they look a little like daisies.

Coloured with Copics. DP from Graphic 45 and the leaves were created using
MS fern punch.  The white flowers are from WOC, lace ribbon from Michaels
SB Rose creations die used to created the base of the flowers
Sentiment is a LOTV acrylic stamp
Diamond Stickles added to the mushroom, wings and center of the daisies.

I would like to enter the following challenges: 
Incy Wincy Designs - Colour me Wonderful  (Copics)

As always there is a fabulous prize offered to the winner,
especially of you use a TPS image. 

 Hope to see you there.

Monday, 11 April 2016

Woodland Friends at The Cutie Pie Challenge

Hi everyone,
I hope you had a good weekend.
Still feels like winter outside but the weather man tells us it's going to warm up...yeah!
Now I must confess...I've lost my mojo...first I blamed it on my holidays, then I got really sick and
that sure didn't help.  I had a wonderful time when my beautiful sister visited ..but then my
mojo went deep into hiding.    So if you see it...please tell it to come back!  
It's such a chore when it's not around!

Today starts a new challenge at The Cutie Pie Challenge
The theme for #98 is Woodland Friends
and we have the fabulous Pink Gem Designs as our sponsor.


 I've used a pre-coloured "Freddy in Glasses" today on my card.

DP - Paper House 'The Great Outdoors mini paper pad
MB - Grand Oak Tree
Button punched using MS button punch
Sentiment created with an old QuicKutz die
SB circles

I would like to enter the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create Challenge #171 - AG option masculine card
Crafty Friends Challenge #29 - For a Child

Thanks for stopping by today and if you get a chance, please drop by the
challenge and see the wonderful inspiration from my talented team mates.

Friday, 8 April 2016

Bells & Baubles

Hi everyone,
I do hope you've had a good week and are looking forward to the weekend.
This week flew most seem to do now. 

On to today's challenge for Winter Wonderland
where our talented team mate Carol is the host and has chosen the theme "Baubles"

Our sponsor is the wonderful Crafty Sentiments who are offering 3 digis
of their choice to the winner.


I couldn't resist colouring the very cute "Snowman Bell" digi
that was generously supplied by our sponsor.

Coloured with Copics
Snowman - BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG02
Nose: YR24, Y15
Blue:  B29, B24, B39
Yellow:  YR24, YR23, Y15
Background:  C2, C1, BG01, BG000
DP - Bo Bunny
Snowflakes - Write Impressions
Ribbon - Michaels

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
 Cute Card Thursday #490 - Something Shiny

Thanks for stopping by today,

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Birdday Chickie

Hi everyone,
I'm here to announce the new challenge starting today at 
 where our lovely host has chosen the theme "Big Birthdays"  

We have the great Bugaboo Stamps as our sponsor this week
who generously supplied us with our choice of digi, mine being "Chickz Happy Birdday Chickie"
A very CAS design, image coloured with copics and sentiment is
MFT Big Greetings stamp

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Going to keep it short today...still feeling under the weather

Wednesday, 30 March 2016


Hi everyone,

I'll make this short today.  I'm taking some heavy duty antiobiotics
which have taken the fever down but I just want to give in and go to my bed!

Today starts a new challenge at
Where to theme is Buttons

I've coloured a newer image called  So Ready for Spring

Coloured with Copics:
Hat E34, YR24, YR21, YR31
Red: R89, R29, R27, R24, R22
Hair: E43, E44, E47
Blue:  B94, B97, B91
Skin: E11, E21, E000, R20, R11
Sunglasses:  B24, B94, B91
Sentiment - LOTV Stamped with Versafine Crimson Red
Buttons, ribbon, lace from my stash
 White die cut - Spellbinders Victorian Accents
Red Die Cut - Spellbinders A2 Devine Eloquence - cut in half

As always there is a fabulous prize for the winner this week, especially
if you use a TPS image.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today.  Please check our the blog to see
the fabulous inpiration from the rest of the DT.

Friday, 25 March 2016

Christmas star...

Hi everyone,

I'm back again as promised.
Hope your week was a good one and that you've something fun planned for the weekend.
We have freezing rain as I type this post, schools are closed
 and worst of all..... lunch with the girls was cancelled today!! 

Since it's Friday that means there is a new challenge starting at
where I get to be host for the week.   I've chosen the theme

"For a Child"

Any project suitable for a child will do.

I've coloured Christmas Star available at our fabulous sponsor this week

Coloured with Copics:
Gold - YR23, Y17, Y15, Y13
Red:  R46, R24, R22
Hair: E21, E33, E31, E39
Green:  G16, G13
SB Frame - Devine Eloquence
Quickutz Stars, Diamond Stickles in the center (very old die)
Shabby White Frantage
 Seam binding ribbon 
3 rows of Gold & Silver stickers from my very old stash

I would like to enter the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge - F - no frills cuz it's to be mailed
All Dressed Up Challenge #51
Holly Jolly Christmas #68 - use your stash ( gold & silver stickers, Quickutz stars)
Scrappymo's Rudolph Days

Thanks for stopping by today and hope you can play along with us this week.
It's never to early to get a head start on those Christmas cards.

Pastels at Fussy and Fancy Friday

Hi everyone,
Today starts a new challenge at

where I have the honour of being host for the next 2 weeks.

I've chosen "Pastel Colours" as the theme

We are sponsored by the fabulous Paper Shelter
 ( a little partial here as I am fortunate to be on their DT as well). 

For my card today I've used a pre-coloured image from The Paper Shelter called "I Love You Baby

Shape made using MS Cherish punches
Cheery Lynn Victorian Romance Floushish die used on the corner
Flowers from WOC, leaves made using MS fern punch
Shabby White Frantage 

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafting by Designs - 3 or more layers

Thank you for stopping by today.  I'll be back shortly with my second post for today
where I get to be the host of Winter Wonderland.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Challenge #297 @ Fab'n'Funky

Hi everyone,
I'm back after a lovely holiday in Florida with our daughter and her family.
We had record breaking warm weather that was great for swimming and enjoying
the sunshine. Tough to come home to the cold...brrrrr!  ...and piles of laundry!
but a small price to pay.  I hope to be catch up with everyone this week after
 my work is done.  I've missed you all !

Today starts a new challenge at
where our lovely, talented Wendy is hosting for the week and has chosen
"Flowers" as the theme. I know Wendy has a beautiful garden so I'm not
surprised she has chosen this theme.

This week we are sponsored by the fabulous Lemon Shortbread


I'm using a card for the challenge that I've coloured with copics some time ago using
Aurora Wings image "rose corner 2" 

 DP is from an old Stampin Up collection, ribbon from my stash
Ranger Glossy accents added to the petals to represent dew

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Aurora Wings Challenge #25 - Anything Goes 

Thanks for stopping by today.

Monday, 14 March 2016

So Fairy Cute ~ at the Cutie Pies

Hi everyone,
Hope you had a fabulous weekend.

Today starts a new challenge at the Cutie Pies where the theme is "So Fairy Cute"

We are sponsored by the fabulous  
who generously supplied us with our digis this month.

My choice was to colour Little Flower Fairy available here in the Etsy shop.

Coloured with Copics
Flower: V17, V25, V22, V20, YG00
Leaves: G94, G43, G40, G000
Dress/Wings R85, R83, R81, RV10
Hair:  E33, E47, E53
Shape created with Spellbinders Grand Calibur Grand Dahlia die
Embossed with StampinUp Folder Square Lattice
Swirls are Cheery Lynn Victorian Romance Flourish die
Ribbon and rhinestone circle from my stash
Spellbinders Grand Calibur Decorative Circles One Die for inner circle

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope you get a chance to visit
the blog and see the wonderful inspiration from my team mates.

Friday, 11 March 2016

Cozy & Warm ~~

Hi everyone,
The weekend is almost here.  
Hope you have something fun planned.

Today starts a new challenge at
where Julie is hosting for the week.
She has chosen the theme "Must have a Charm"  

We are fortunate to have two fabulous sponsors this week

I coloured with Copics sweet little Bigsby who is resting so peacefully
in this lovely wreath.

I bought a package of tassels several years ago that were on sale after Christmas
 and thought one would be perfect because of the cute little gold bell charm.
LOTV Sentiment stamped in Versamark Olympia green
Spellbinders Ovals used to cut out the image
Authentique Wonder collection DP
It is not showing in the picture but I added glossy accents to the ornaments.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today.

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Paper Piecing at Fab'n'Funky

Hi everyone,
Hope it's been a good week for you so far.

Weather has been great here.  The birds are singing and we even see signs of spring in the garden. 
The snow is melting away quickly...yeah!  I do hope that is the end of it!

Today starts a new challenge at
where the lovely Chris is our host and has chosen "Paper Piecing" as the theme.

Our sponsor is the fabulous 

I coloured with Copics a sweet little image from ADFD called Cookie Jar.
Instead of colouring his/her hair I decided to give them a hat and kept the design quite simple 

DP - Papertrey Ink 2008 Bitty Stars Basics & Plain paper
Flowers cut using SB Rose Creations, embossed with Clear embossing powder

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Clear it Out Challenge - DP from 2008

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you get to play along.