Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Sometimes I Just Don’t Look!!!!!



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Morning peeps and it’s a short week this week (and a bit of a short post today), so we’ll kick it off with another challenge over at Papertake Weekly.

This week it’s

Just The One

and you can either use just one of everything ie paper, blooms etc or you can stick with one colour which is what I did.

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I went for a sort of aqua colour and even though this Tilda is from a Christmas set, she is fine to use for birthdays I think. So I gave her the Copics treatment and used these colours -

BG0000, BG10, BG15, E0000, E00, E21, E42, E50, R11. R20

then I sprinkled her with Glamour Dust .

I could have just rubbed the card over the patio cos despite the rain and wind, it’s still twinkling merrily :)


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The beautiful blooms and stamens are all from Wild Orchid Crafts and the tiny roses  started out as white but I dabbed them with one of me  Copics so that they matched. 

You can’t really see from the pic but they have all been dabbed with Stickles as well.


The self adhesive pearls are all from Wild Orchid Crafts as well and they really are the prettiest colours



The papers are just delish – they are from the new My Minds Eye Stomp paper pad which you can get from Dies To Die For. This pic does not do them justice because they are such awesome quality and the colours are gorgeous.

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Now the title of this post is ‘Sometimes I Just Don’t Look’ and this is why.

See these Nellies Multi Frame rectangles here …….?


Well I have had them for a while but I only noticed the little bit in the middle yesterday.

Dohhhhh again!!!!

So I used it to put the sentiment on which was done on the ‘puter and printed onto Safmat :) These bad boys are available from Tracy at Dies To Die For as is the eyelet lace punch I used for the border.

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So that’s the card done and I’m off because I have a list of stuff to do that is as long as my arm and I just have to keep plodding through it until it’s all done. Have a great day lovely peepers and see you soon.

Huggiest of hugs to all xxx

Monday, 30 August 2010

Something To Share

Morning peeps and hope everyone is OK and having a good BH xxx

I’ve posted this on the wild Orchid Crafts blog but thought I’d share it here as well. I think this is the bloggy equivalent of my ‘phone voice’ cos I was on my best behaviour when I posted it lol !!!


I thought I’d share this gift wallet which I made for my daughter to give to her friend who is getting married at the weekend.

They are giving money as their wedding gift but didn’t want to just put it into the card so she asked me to make something for her and this is what I did.




 It’s simply made from a sheet of A4 card on which I’d printed Pink Petticoat Pretty Little Hearts.

I used Gold solid on one side and the negative image on the other (which is the inside of the wallet). Then I used the positive image for the outside.

I folded it into 3,  taped the bottom section on the 2 outer edges then decorated it.




The beautiful blooms and embellishments I used were  ……



35mm Wild Rose in yellow which I then Glimmer Misted


White Heather Stems which are new in and are of course to symbolise good luck



8mm semi-open roses, again in yellow



White Pearl Stamens



Pearlescent Gold Head Pins



5mm Brown Self Adhesive Pearls

You could co-ordinate this to match your wedding card and easily adapt it to hold gift vouchers etc.

And by using poinsettias and seasonal embellishments, it would be fab for Christmas.

Have a great day and happy crafting xxx

Friday, 27 August 2010

What A Total Numptie :(o


Hi peeps and hope you are all OK xxx

Sometimes I surprise even myself with my general dippiness but yesterday I could not believe what I’d done when I was making this card.

More in a sec!!

But first, woohoo it’s Friday and the weekend starts here – well almost!!! So as always, it’s time to kick it all off with a challenge from the Tilda-tastic Just Magnolia girlies.

And this week we have a little piggy sketcheroonie for you …


… and it is this bad boy.

The JM girls have once again weaved their magic with it and as always have come up trumps with some fantabulous work, so if you get a sec do nip and have a nosey.


And this is what I did with it.

I thought I’d do it a bit different today so I’ve done the shopping list at the end along with a linked pic of what I used – hope this helps xxx


Making this arrangement is when I went into numptie mode!!! Must have been cos I was inking the edges – I don’t usually do that!!!!


I stuck a tiny bead in the centre of each of the pearl star beads -  I rather like it!!!

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So that’s the old card.

It is a bit different for me I must admit but I was quite pleased with how it turned out. And given that it almost ended in disaster, it was a relief that it didn't all fall apart when I lifted it up.

So what happened was that my new Wild Orchid Crafts DT kit arrived and as always it was chock full of yumminess and I just could not resist having a fiddle. So I chose the flowers and arranged them on top of the card as I always do before sticking them down, and one I was happy, out came the silicone glue. I got it all stuck down then as I moved it, I realised that the other elements ie the image and paper panels etc hadn't been stuck down, only placed into position. So I had to get a cocktail stick and carefully poke glue under each piece taking care not to disturb anything.

What a flamin plonker!!!!

And  I’d already had one mishap earlier.

I’d been doing a class and the lid to my big tub of Glamour Dust hadn't been put back on properly. Yes, you guessed it!! I only realised when I got home and was unpacking and out came a very shiny paper trimmer, a twinkly Cuttlebug, glittering tools and scissors etc. And then the bag itself was covered!! So I took it outside and gave it a shake and then I was covered (now I know how the poor cat feels!!) .  Oh my life, how hard is that stuff to get off – grrr. Last night I went to Emma's and came back about 9.30-ish, just as Richard was getting in from work , and we noticed that our patio was just completely twinkling under the security light!!

It was disco-tastic!!!  We only need a glitter ball hanging from one of the trees and you’d think you were in Stringfellows lol!!!

Right I’m off but before I go I have to say a huge thank you to Janey for giving me this fab award xxx I did have a wry smile because she said she gave it to me cos, and I quote,  ‘just because she  can use flowers like no one else’. Yes chick, I guess it’s true – most people put their cards together and add the flowers last, not build their card around them!!!

It’s lovely hunny and thank you for thinking about me xxx

So I’ll leave you with the shopping – click on the pics and it will take you to the very place where you can get them!!)

Have a great day and hugs to all xxx

OK, want to go shopping?

Dies To Die For -

Copic Ciao 36 set C 

Ooops, fuzzy Copics!!!

I used the following colours -

E0000, E00, E21, E35, E42, E50, R11, R20, W00, Y0000, Y00, Y02, Y11, YG00, YG02

The paper is also from Tracy but I need to check which one it is – sorry peeps. I THINK it’s  a new one from The Paper Company but I’ll let you know (yet more dippiness!!).


Crafts U Love

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Wild Orchid Crafts


    heather          beads

The heather and those gorgeous pearl star beads will be available very soon – I’ll let you know when they are on the website :)

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Going Dotty!!!!




Hi peeps and hope that you are all OK xx

I had a complete mare trying to get a decent pic of this card and to be honest, I thinkI faffed about so much that I put myself off it. IRL it’s really quite nice but it does look pants here so apols :( xxx

It’s my card for this week’s Lili Of The Valley Thursday Challenge and this week it’s all about

Going Dotty For Circles

Well I am certainly a bit dotty so this one was right up my street!!!

If you want to see lots of loveliness, please do nip and check out the challenge and if you feel like going dotty with us. you could win a £10 voucher to spend over at the Lili Of The Valley shop :)

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This is what I did.

I did a cheaty thing again and used a die cut and then cut round it and added some bling – very simple and fabulous for a super quick Chrimbly card.

I went on an expedition into my craft room and dug out my poor neglected old Cricut to make the card base and the red circle. My God, I barely got out alive, there is so much stuff in there. I need a serious sort out.


Anyhoos, then I added a white scalloped nestie circle and finally a regular nestie circle cut from one of my fave Pink Petticoat Christmas collections – Fairy Lights.

I went a bit mad with the gorgeous self adhesive pearls from Wild Orchid Crafts – you probably noticed – but they are just sooooo fabulous!!!

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And a Lili Of The Valley sentiment and some bits of stash ribbon to finish off and it’s all done!!!

It’s another quickie today chickadees but I’ll be back in the morrow with something Magnolia-licious!!! But before I go, look at what I got ….

… woohooo how fabulous.

I got this from one of the sweetest and nicest bloglies ever (and she makes some pretty darn fab cards as well!!),  the very wonderful Sally Bee. Thank you for this chick xxxx – I am so chuffed to get it.

And on that nice note, I am off to get stuck into some more stuff (if I can keep my eyes open cos I am sooooooooo tired today). Have a good day lovely peeps and see ya tomoz.

Huggiest of hugs xxx

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Cookin’ With The Papertake Crew :)


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Hi peeps and hope that  everyone is ok xxx

We have a recipe for you today over at Papertake Weekly and it’s a

3, 2, 1

kind of recipe!!

We want you to use 3 of one item, 2 of another and 1 of something else. What you use is up to you and as always the DT have some amazing work to share so if you get a sec, nip over and check it out lovely peeps :)

I used this sweet Tilda image and coloured her with these  Copics -

E00, E21, E35, E42, E52, T11, R220, YG0000, YG03 W00

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And this is my card.

It’s another easel card but I cut the bottom panel a bit shorter and used a die cut circle for the top bit (sorry for being so technical lol !!)

So my 3, 2,  1 are …..


3 Glimmer Misted, beautiful blooms  (Wild Orchid Crafts)  ….

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2 papers (Nitwits Perfect Pair)  ….

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and 1 Tilda-tastic image!!

I also used a Martha Stewart Deep Edger Border Punch - Flower Bed which is available from Dies To Die For, some gorgeous pale green self adhesive pearls from Wild Orchid Crafts and that lovely ‘just for you’ sentiment ribbon is a newbie from Liz at Pink Petticoat – I just LURRRRVE it!!

Well what rotten weather we had yesterday. The rain was actually bouncing here at one point and I gather that it was pretty much the same throughout the UK. I am thinking that summer has deserted us. I was kind of hoping that the Bank Holiday weekend might bring us a bit of sunshine but I am not holding out much hope.  That said, I haven't heard the forecast so you hever know!!! It’s Richard’s birthday on Sunday so we are hoping to have a  sort of ‘Tapas & Wii’ evening, which does sound all kinds of wrong I grant you but it might be a laugh!!!

Yes, we are a total bunch of saddos, it is true, I cannot tell a lie!! And soooooooooo rock and roll with it!!!!

If there are no incriminating photos, I might share next week, heehee!!!!

And on that note I am off to do a bit. Have a great day and huggiest of hugs to all xxx

Monday, 23 August 2010

Sparkly Double Dose Of Fabulousness



Hi peeps and hope that you are all well and that you had a great weekend. We were so mad busy that I am almost glad to go back to work for a rest!!!!! 

What  a nice way to start the week with a lovely Wild Orchid Challenge :)  and this week we are challenging you to

Make It Sparkle

so we want to see lots of sparkle and bling included in your work.

Not only is it a brilliant challenge and the DT cards are just gorgeous, but  there are 2  fab prizes as well - 



If you want to get your mitts on them, you know what to do and where to go lovely peeps xxx


So this is my card and although it doesn’t look very sparkly, I promise you that it is!!

I used a pretty Lili Of The Valley die cut and I added a dusting of  good old Glamour Dust

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… then I Glimmer Misted the baby pink 35mm wild rose, added a couple of   two-tone baby pink 20mm open roses,  some pale pink 6mm closed rosebuds  and a baby pink 10mm open rose.


… and finished off with a few more cos you can’t have too much of a good thing :)

Of course, all of the blooms are from the wonderful Wild Orchid Crafts.


The eyelet lace punch is courtesy of Tracy over at Dies To Die For an of course, that’s been Glamour Dusted as well!!!

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And that’s me done peeps.

I have so much to catch up with  today so I am on a real flyer so please excuse the mega short post,  but I’ll be back in the morrow with a bit of Papertake cardage.

Have a great day and hugs to all xxx

Friday, 20 August 2010

Bo’s Not Just A Pretty Face Then!!!


She was also quite smart as well it would seem!!!!

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Our challenge today over with the Just Magnolia girlies is

Let’s Get Sentimental

so that’s the quote I used – I thought it went well with Miss Shopping Tilda. If you get a sec peeps, check out the challenge because there really are some absolute beauties today, including a quote from Kathy which made me cry, it is so lovely.

Plus ….

DTDFvoucher[3]…  there’s a fab prize courtesy of the fabulous Tracy

Now I’ve got a bit of an experiment for you here lol xxx I did my card, took the pic then couldn’t decide if  it needed something else.

So …

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This is the ‘before’  pic -

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- and this is the ‘after’.

Now I can’t decide which one I prefer really. What do you think peeps – with our without the embellies?

Anyway I coloured the image with me Copics of course, and talking of Copics, our Dena has done an amazing card which was inspired by the work on this amazing blog. Now this lady can REALLY work those Copics!!!!

Colours used were -

B0000, B00, BG01, BV0000, BV00, BV02, BV13, BV31, C00, C1, C3, E00, E21, E37, E42, E50, R11, R20

and of course they are available from Dies To Die For

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The beautiful blooms and pearl sprays are all courtesy of the wonderful Paul & Siri at Wild Orchid Crafts and the gorge papers are, yes you guessed it, Vintage Rose from the also very wonderful Liz at Pink Petticoat.

I cannot stop using them :)


It would seem that I cannot stop signs this little sweetie either. Its me new Magnolia Old Swedish Lace which I got from  Crafts U Love – and such speedy delivery as well!!


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Soz about the lighting on these pics today peeps. The weather is atrocious here – it’s probably the same where you are as well. The light is awful and despite having a brilliant white background on my light box thing, all the pics are turning out with  a bit of a ‘50 fags a day’  look about them :(grrrrr!!

Well the new puter didn't get put up last night as a) Emma and Kyla came round and b)  R was busy shooting tin cans on the Wii. He keeps trying to better his score and has that ultra competitive mentality that sportsmen have. Quite frankly,  I think he could become obsessed and I’ll be sleeping with one eye open if he carries on lol !!!  I’ve unpacked it all and hoovered up the corner where the old decrepit one was, and no, I am not talking about Richard ‘Wii age of 83’ May here!!!  So I’ll set it all up  and sort it out later – hopefully!!!!

Emma is off the ‘V’ today so we have the pleasure of her ladyship all weekend :) Em thinks she has one more festival left in her and then she is going to hang up her pink and flowery wellies for good, bless her. We’ll see!! We are planning to do lots but it’s all dependant upon the weather of course.

So on that note I’m off to do some work - enjoy the weekend and see ya soon.

Hugs to all xxx