Friday, January 23, 2015


Its Friday again.  I can't believe how quickly the weeks are going.  My little boy is now 7 weeks old and keeping Mummy up at night.  While he sleeps during the day I either craft or do the housework but I think I would rather craft.

Its challenge time at Daring Cardmakers and this week its headgear.  So the team would like to see some sort of head wear on your card which could be a hat, bandana, party hat etc..

I have gone with a tiara.  Hope you recognise  the princess and tried to make it look like Elsa from Frozen as my daughter loves it.

The princess image is from My Time Made Easy called Something Magical and the papers are from do crafts, part of the Bellissima Christmas collection

I have then added lots of glitter to her and some snowflake embellishments.
Hope you can stop by the Daring Cardmakers blog for some more lovely inspiration.

Friday, January 16, 2015

January Blues

This weeks challenge at Daring Cardmakers is all about cheering yourself up or someone else. Just to be inspired by the heading of January Blues.

I have gone with a wintery themed card and what I love about the cold weather is lots of hot chocolate which always cheers me up.

I made the little mug out of corrugated card and added a little wooden spoon.  I also added some pom pom trim which I love.

I hope you can stop by the Daring Cardmakers Blog for more lovely inspiration and to help beat those January Blues

Friday, January 9, 2015

Elemental Inspiration and Happy New Year!!!!!!

Happy New Year to all my lovely followers.  Sorry for the absence but have been a little bit busy with Christmas and a new born who is now 4 weeks old and is fast asleep next to me while I type this.
I finally had some time to craft so this weeks challenge at Daring Cardmakers is called Elemental Inspiration.
We will take turns to choose and post a picture - it could be a photo, a piece of artwork, or maybe a little montage of  bits and pieces we like.  Each of these pictures will have a variety of "elements" that we hope will inspire you to get crafting - and we'd like you to use a minimum of THREE.of the elements you see to make a card   For instance the colour combo could be one element, the LO another, and then there may be a landscape, items in the picture, a quote, stitching lines, the media used to create the picture - all sorts of things.  We will add a little list of suggested elements each month, but you're bound to see more things you can use

So here is Kathy's Elemental Inspiration Picture for January, a beautiful piece of artwork from a fabulous blog: Victoria's Art Visions.

Victoria's Art Visions
Kathy has also made a little sketch of the Layout which could be used as one of your elements.
Here is my card:
The elements I have picked are the colours, hearts and a vintage feel with the pocket watch.

Don't forgot to check out the Daring Cardmakers blog for more inspiration from the lovely design team.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

New Baby

Sorry that I haven't posted in a while but our baby boy arrived rather quick into the world on Friday 5th December.

There will be no posts from me until after the New Year.  But don't forget to check out the weekly challenges over at Daring Cardmakers.

I would like to wish all my lovely followers a very lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Friday, December 5, 2014

December Colour combo.

I am very excited to be sharing this weeks challenge at Daring Cardmakers.  Its my very first time at hosting a challenge.  So here is the photo I picked to help you with the colour combo.  If you have not played along before the first week of every month is always a colour combination and hopefully the picture will inspire you as well.

I would like to see blue and red on your cards.  Any shade of blue!!  I really do love this colour combination especially for Christmas. 

I have made a couple of cards this week.

I have used the same set of papers from Do Crafts called Bellissima Christmas and a couple of die cut Christmas trees.
Remember to add your link to the Daring Cardmakers challenge blog so we can stop by and leave a comment and you can also like and share the Daring Cardmakers Facebook page.
Don't forget to stop by the Design Teams Blogs for more lovely inspiration.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Cottoning On - Daring Cardmakers.

Its Jo's turn this week at Daring Cardmakers to host the challenge.  This weeks dare is called Cottoning On and Jo would like to see some sort of cotton on your card.  It could be cotton thread, cotton wool, cotton fabric etc..

Here is my card:

I have gone all pretty and girlie this week.  My cotton element is the lace which I bought from The Ribbon Reel  Which is made from cotton.

The image and sentiment are from My Time Made Easy which I have downloaded, coloured using promakers and added some glitter.  The flower is a die from Spellbinders called rose creation.
Don't forget to stop by the Design Teams Blogs for more lovely inspiration.
Hope you can check out and like The Daring Cardmakers Facebook page.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Christmas is coming.

I have been making final preparations ready for our second baby to arrive.  We had a lovely day shopping for baby supplies along with Christmas decoration shopping at the weekend.  Every year I always buy something new for the tree.  We visited our local garden centre and it was full of the most gorgeous decorations I have ever seen a proper winter wonderland.  My daughter loved it, she posed for a photo with every tree colour combination is was lovely.

I have also finished my little sleighs ready to sell at my daughters Christmas school fete just in case our baby arrives early.

The template for the sleigh is from My Time Made Easy called sleigh ride and was fairly easy to put together. I just then bought some chocolate from the supermarket to add to them.

My daughter loves this ones as she says its Elsa's sleigh from Disney's Frozen.

The papers I have used to decorate the sides are from Do Crafts called Bellissima Christmas.

For this one I went bit non traditional and used pink, purple and gold.

All ready for delivery!!