Saturday, 30 April 2011

Sew Special!

Has everyone recoved from the celebrations yesterday?
The papers would have us believe that we as a country no longer care for our monarchy but I'd say 40million out of the 60million in this country cared enough to watch so the papers must be wrong!!!
On to today's make,
Sew simple & sew pretty!
  • PP, Sentiment & Digi Stamp ~ Pink Petticoat.
  • Rose ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
  • CS ~ Papermania.
  • Button, Leaves & string from stash.

Friday, 29 April 2011

Easter House!

After watching the wedding and lunch of cucumber sandwiches, tea and scones I ventured out into the craftroom for some much needed "Paper & Glue therapy". Its been a while since I made something 3d.
Today's challenges are:
  • PP ~ Pink Petticoat { Little Checks & Gingham}
  • Stamps ~ Magnolia.
  • Rose's ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
  • Butterfly, Lace & Scallop Punches ~ SU!
  • Flowers & Pearls from stash.
  • Promarkers.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Inspirational Card Sketches ~ Sketch 112 and My Hop Winner!!

This weeks sketch for Inspirational Cards Sketches is sponsored by Heather at
Fresh Brewed Designs, our sponsors is generously giving away 3 digi stamps for our lucky winner.
This weeks sketch is a nice simple one too Here is my card made using Lazy Day Bug , Pink Petticoat paper, ribbon from Ribbon Oasis and mini Alpha stickers from American Crafts. The image is coloured with Promarkers and Gel pen. Now on to the winner of my prize for last weeks Blog Hop! So here goes........The winner of the Stamp from The Pixie Cottage and the suitcase suprize is
* ** *** ****
****** NICKY
Well done Nicky, please contact me at to claim your prize. The winners of the Blog Hop Grand Prizes will be announced at the ICS.

Jovial Christmas.

Its Christmas cards for the start of today, I started the year with the intention of making at least two cards a week but got waylaid somehow. I think I've made three this month so I'm a fair way off my target of having all my xmas cards made by August!
  • Die Cut Dreams ~ Sketch. {ARRRRRRGGGGGHHHHH it should have been Black & White!!!!}
Santa's coming.......

  • PP ~ BasicGrey Jovial.
  • Stamps ~ Sugar Nellie & Magnolia.
  • Rose ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
  • Buttons ~ Epiphany Crafts.
  • Tools ~ Nesties & Button Studio.
  • Holly Leaves, Ribbon, Gems & Pearls from stash.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Spring into Inspirational Card Sketches Blog Hop & Sketch 111

Good afternoon Bloggers all if you are joining the blog hop you are going in the right direction if you have come from the
I have two fabby prizes for one lucky winner who will be picked at random next wednesday
27th April 2011.
Firstly from Michelle at The Pixie Cottage a stamp from their new collection, there are two to choose from and from me a alterable suitcase full of little goodies (Buttons, Gem, eyelets, pearls and ribbon)
All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning this prize and one of the Grand Prizes is to follow a few rules:
  1. Become a follower at ICS.
  2. Play along with this weeks sketch &
  3. leave a comment at the bottom of this post and continue with the hop

The Prizes for 5 lucky winners includes :

Now onto this weeks Sketch which is sponsored by Robyns Fetish Digital Stamps and More who is giving this weeks lucky winner a choice of either 5 digi stamps or 4 digi stamps and 1 digi paper pack from their store.
My card also covers challenges at:
Now if you are "on the hop" you need to "spring off" to see AN
and dont forget you need to leave a comment to be elligible to win the

Grand ICS Prizes.

  • PP ~ MME.
  • Punches ~ Stampin Up!
  • Ribbon and Gems from stash.

Sincere Condolences!

As you probably know I'm one of Pink Petticoats biggest fans, the cards below are made using, Washed Damask & Gingham from Colour Collection papers, Washed Cream Roses from Vintage Rose collection and Dandelion Wisps Digi Stamp.
Challenges for today are:

Today's makes are for two families who are sharing a common heartache.

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Easter Wishes to one and All!

This is my last post for a few days I'm working nights for the next three nights so wont be arund until Tuesday, so for now
Happy Easter to you all!!
Habitual Birthdays !
Easter Wishes!
  • PP ~ Pink Petticoat & BasicGrey "Sweet Threads".
  • Digi Stamps ~ Crafts & Me and Mo Manning's Digital Pencil.
  • Ribbon & Pearls from Stash.
  • CS ~ Papermania & Bazzill.
  • Punch & Dies ~ Nestie, Nellie Snellien & SU!.
  • Ink ~ Promarkers & Distress Inks.

Friday, 22 April 2011

Sketchy Friday

I found my Mojo today after a lull for a couple of days. Well today
I thought Id be brave and have a go of something different, These Kenny K images always scared me a bit as I wasnt quite sure how to start colouring them, so I thought "Go for it!" and devlope your own style!
Hey Dude...
Im reall loving all things gingham at the moment, so much so I've sent quite a few pennies on fabric since James bought me my sewing machine. I now waiting for the delivery of a dressmakers dummy and dress patterns and to tell you the truth the thought of putting the scissors to the fabric is terrifying me!!.
Japanese Girl.
Gingham Wings.

  • PP ~ Bearly Mine & Pink Petticoat.
  • Stamps & Digi's ~ Magnolia & Kenny K.
  • Ink & Gel Pen ~ Inkessential, Promarkers & Distress Ink.
  • Flowers ~ Wild Orchid & homemade.
  • Ribbon & Charms from stash.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Easter Wishes!

A couple more Easter wishes for my family, these are for my niece Shannon and my Mum.
Little Bo Peep:
Peek a Boo!
Please come back and join me tomorrow for the "Spring into ICS Blog Hop"
  • PP ~ Prima.
  • Stamps ~ Magnolia & Daisy and Dandelion.
  • CS ~ Bazzill.
  • Dies & Punches ~ Nesties & Dovecraft.
  • Roses ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
  • Ribbon from Stash.

A Right Royal Wedding!

  • PP ~ Pink Petticoat.
  • Stamps ~ Sugar Nellie.
  • Roses ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
  • Pins & Ribbon from Ebay.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Hey Chicken!

We don't really do Easter in our family but my sister does so this card for my niece.
My next card is for :
  • PP ~ Bearly Mine Designs & Pink Petticoat.
  • Stamps ~ Magnolia & Papermania.
  • Ribbon ~ Dovecraft.
  • Embossing powder, Glitter paper, Flowers & Gems from stash.
  • CS ~ Papermania.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Inspirational Card Sketches ~ Sketch 110

This week at Inspirational Card sketches we are sponsored by DZ Doodles who are offering 2 free digi's to our wonderful winner!
This weeks sketch is this fabulous beauty.
We have two new members joining our team An & Jessica
This weeks card also covers challenges at:

Please Join us this week for this fab sketch and again next week for our fabulous Blog Hop with loads of fab prizes from loads of fab sponsors.

  • PP ~ M.M.E. Stella & Rose
  • Digi Stamp ~ DZ Doodles.
  • Sentiment ~ Pink Petticoat.
  • Felt Flower ~ American Crafts.

CS ~ Papermania.

Monday, 11 April 2011

Crocheted Neclaces & My Space!

No cards today but plenty of quiet time at work for me to make flowers ;0) .
These are all avalible to buy email me at for details.
And I just thought I'd show off my work space which will probably soon be overspilling into the dining room now the purchase of a dressmakers dummy is on the cards. I love 1940's & 50's fashion and this new toy from my gorgeous hubby has given me the perfect opportunity to have a go at some vintage dressmaking!
No challenges today but I am happy to announce I made the top 3 at The Crafty Pad for my

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Wedding Wishes!

Here's comes the blushing bride and her gorgeous hubby all ready for their special day with
One challenge busting card form me today!

  • PP & Sentiment ~ Pink Petticoat.
  • Stamps ~ Magnolia.
  • Roses ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
  • Hardware ~ SU & Papermania.
  • Pins & Ribbon from Ebay.
  • Button ~ Epiphany Crafts.
  • Promarkers , Sticker & Chalk Ink.
  • Tools ~ Nestabilies & Button Studio.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Little Chicky

I came across this template and tutorial for this cute Tote bag yesterday while Blog hopping. The template was designed by Liegh O'Brien, the tutorial can be found HERE at Splitcoaststampers and the pdf file for the template can be downloaded from this page too.

  • PP ~ Memory Box "Broiche"
  • Brads ~ Basic Grey.
  • Stamps ~ Whiff of Joy & Daisy and Dandelion.
  • Punch ~ Stampin Up!
  • White Gel Pen ~ Pergamano.
  • Raffia & Tissue Paper from stash.

Inspirational Card Sketches ~ Sketch 109.

This weeks Sponsor at Inspirational Card Sketches is the delightful
Sassy Studio Designs, who are offering 4 free digis to one lucky winner this week.
Here is this weeks sketch to play with, do with it what you will as long as the sketch is still recognisable!!
Here is my DT make for this sketch and my card also covers challenges at:

  • PP & Sntiments ~ Pink Petticoat.
  • Digi Stamp ~ Sassy Studio Designs.
  • Promarkers.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Pot of Primroses!

How's this for an everlasing plant and the perfect present for Mum too!
This is my Mothers Day gft for my Mum.
The pattern is free from Ravelry and can be found HERE on Janet McMahon's Blog.
Her pattern uses cotton as apposed to the wool and larger hooks I have used.
  • Wool ~ Hobbycraft.
  • Ribbon & Seed beads from Stash.
  • 3.50mm hook.
  • 8cm circle of dark brown felt for soil!