Thursday, 28 January 2010

Flutter By

Afternoon peeps, hope you are all well. Woo hoo we had sunshine this morning, I had forgot what it looked and felt like rofl.
This week at Flutter By Wednesday we have an open challenge, just be sure to have a butterfly, fairy or angel on your creations!Leave a direct link to your creation in Mister Linky, If you upload to SCS or PCP, please use the keyword, FBW.We can't wait to see what YOU create!!

Be sure to visit all of the Flutter By Team for lots of inspiration!! The links are on my sidebar and our Guest Designers Debby and Suzie have done us proud once again do stop by their blogs too.

Papertake Weekly - Sketch

Ink: Copic Ciao
Papers: From stash
Mirielle Punch: butterflies
Swiss Dots cuttlebug folder
Nestability Dies
Sentiment from Cuddly Buddly
Flowers and Pearls: Wild Orchid Crafts

Copied and pasted from FLORAL FANTASIES BLOG.

On the 1st February there will be a very special ‘One Off Challenge’………with some rather special candy as the main prize. No ordinary candy I can tell you, but a really serious piece of equipment that all of us would love to have in our craft rooms.I know I am a tease and I will be sharing some sneak peeks of the prizes on offer over the next three weeks........yes ‘prizes’ because as well as the main challenge prize, there will be runners up prizes and a Blog Hop with prizes to be won at each stopping point. And I will also be sharing details of the wonderful sponsors of this challenge and some exciting news about them as well.But I need you all to help me spread the word and make this as much fun as possible for everyone ........and there is even a prize for doing that. Does this all sound fun or what ? I just know you will all want to get involved and join in so here’s what you need to do now:

Monday, 25 January 2010

Beary Big Hugs

Good afternoon, I hope you are all well and enjoyed a fabulous weekend.

This week the theme at Die Cut Dreams is


We would like to see your cards and projects featuring bears, these could be teddy bears, polar bears any kind of bear you like as long as we can see one.

I couldn´t wait to ink up Beary Big Hugs, one of the newly released stamps from Belles & Whistles, these images are a dream to stamp - so crisp and clear and now I can´t wait to ink up the other five.

Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Stampin´Sisters in Christ - A touch of Green
Allsorts - Hearts & Flowers
Just Cute Bears - One for the girls

INK: Copic Ciao
PAPER: Sparkly Sweet by K & Co
Martha Stewart Romance Punch
Flowers and pearls from Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment - ticketed by katie pertiet
Ribbons and gems from stash

Thanks for stopping by today, be sure to check out my teamies blogs for inspiration too - links can be found on my sidebar.

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Lili of the Valley - Sketch

Good morning my lovelies, I hope you are all enjoying your weekend.

TOMORROW sees the release of the new Spring Collection at Lili of the Valley and from the feedback we have had this is going to fly off the shelves as soon as it hits the website so you better get in early to avoid disappointment.

Even more good news!!! We have secured the talents of none other than the fantastic Bev, welcome to the team sweetie.

Anyhoo onto Challenge 45. We have a fabulous sketch by our dear Domi and as this sketch co-insides with the release of the new Stamps on Monday Lili of the Valley are offering 3 of the New Images to one lucky person picked at random, so don't forget you have to be in it to win it.

I have inked up Rosie Posy and she was a delight to colour with my copics. Tags were cut with a sissix die and flowers and ribbons are from my stash.

Don´t forget to drop by my fellow DT´s blogs for even more inspiration, links are on my sidebar.

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Fluttering By with Comment Winner too

I am always at cat´s tail these days, with a bit of luck or maybe a bucketful of the stuff I will get back on track soon.

First of all thank you all for your fabulous comments, each and every one is much appreciated so without further ado here is the winner of my Comment Candy. I used Random Org but for the life of me can´t work out how to copy this here so the numbers ranged from 1 - 60 and No 15 came out lucky for

Congratulations Lorraine, please email me with your snail mail and I will get this 50 Stamped Images into the post for you.

The challenge this week at Flutter By Wednesday is to use embossing ... any kind ... with your butterfly, fairy or angel. Leave a direct link to your creation in Mister Linky or if you upload to SCS or PCP, please use the keyword, FBW.

This beautiful image is called Danni, by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD, and YES she is named after our very own Queen Flutter By Danni, howz that for a bit of inside info!!
She was a dream to colour with copics, glamour dust to her wings, chalks to background and cut and embossed with my nesties. Papers are Bloom & Grow by My Mind´s Eye and the background paper is actually deeply embossed. MS Valentine punched border, Double Do corner dies, sentiment - ticketed by katie pertiet, flowers and pearls from Wild Orchid Crafts.

The Pink Elephant - Sketch
One Stop Craft - Fancy edges and corners
Cute Card Thursday - Fairy Fantastic
Charisma Cardz - Fruity Colours

Be sure to pop my my fellow sisters´ blogs and see there fabulous creations too, links are on my sidebar and a wee bit love goes a long way.

Monday, 18 January 2010

Sneak Peek at Die Cut Dreams

Good morning and welcome to our new challenge at Die Cut Dreams. This week we would like you to


I can´t wait to see what you all come up with and just know that I will get lots of inspiration from your creations.

Ooh isn´t Baby Boy adorable? He is from the new Spring Collection which is due to be released on Monday 25th January by Lily of the Valley ... yes a week today!
Our youngest grandson will be one year old next month and I think this card will be just perfect for him and bet it won´t be long before he too is stood up pushing his toys on wheels.
I am combining my card with
Incy Wincy - Colour Me Wonderful - Copics
PaperPlay - Furry Friends
Susie´s Sassy Challenge - Card for a Boy with optional extra of an animal
My recycling is the wire from a wine bottle which I used to make my wee dangly, papers are SU, MS romance punch, ribbon is Kan Ban, sentiment Cuddly Buddly, punched flowers, spacer, brad, pearls and charm are from my stash.
Please pop by my fellow DT´s blogs and see their fabulous recycled creations and whilst there why not leave them some love too, links can be found on my sidebar.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

A Sneak Peek for Flutter By Wednesday

Hi and welcome to Flutter By Wednesday, I really hope you enjoyed the hop as much as we did last week. This week´s challenge is another open one so remember to include a Butterfly, Fairy or Angel in your creation and check out the BLOG for more exciting news. If you upload to SCS or PCP, please use the keyword, FBW.We can't wait to see what YOU create!!

Ooh I just couldn´t wait to ink up this super sweet image Bear and Butterflies and show you my Sneak Peek of one of the brand new stamps, from the Spring Collection, due to be released towards the end of the month by Lili of the Valley, I will keep you informed as to the exact release date and tell you now that these stamps are jus Gor-Geo-Ous and so A-Do-Ra-Ble!!!

I have coloured with copics and chalked the background using the super duper sketch from Sketch Saturday 85 and cut with my nesties. Papers and flowers are from my stash, MS Doily punch and swiss dots folder for panels and sentiment is from Penny Black.
Thank you for taking the time to visit me and please leave a little love for my fellow DT´s which can be found on my sidebar. Enjoy your day, stay snug and warm. -x-

Monday, 11 January 2010

Coffee & Cream

The challenge this week at Die Cut Dreams is


You can interpret this one however you wish, maybe the colour combo or the drink or both and this week´s prize is a Guest Designer spot for 2 weeks at the end of January and first week of February!

I am combining my card with
Stamp Something - Sketch
Charisma - Pink, Brown, Cream and Toffee
ABC - L is for Layering
Cute Daisy May - Flower and Ribbon.

Sorry I have not been around to visit you but my back is still playing up and I am trying to get caught up slowly. -x-

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Thank You

Please scroll down for the Flutterby Wednesday Blog Hop.

Good morning and welcome to our 1st challenge of 2010. I have some exciting news for you today, Lili of the Valley will be releasing their Spring Stamp Collection towards the end of January and we will let you know the date as soon as it has been settled.

The DT have been lucky enough to receive the new images and boy are you going to love them!!!!, so during the next couple of weeks we will be showing some sneak peeks on our blogs, keep your eyes open. The new collection include Babys, Wedding, Bunnys, Bears and Little Children.

I would like to welcome the uber talented Ria who is Guest Designing for us over the next 4 challenges and hope you will stop by her fabulous blog and leave her some love.

Anyhoo onto our 1st challenge at Lili of the Valley !!! I am sure you all got lots of present for Christmas so this week we are asking you to create


Remember you do not have to use LOTV products and we are happy for you to combine challenges.

For my card I have used Fairies - On Tiptoe and coloured her with Copics, chalking the background and adding my beloved glamour dust to her wings. Papers are Wisteria, sentiment is See D, retro punch and more glamour dust, glittered brads are from Papermania and gems are from my stash. Ooh and of coarse my nesties.
I am combing my card with
Allsorts - I have followed their fab sketch and also used up some of my old stash ( papers, gems, brads etc).
Creative Belli - Glitter or Rhinestones
Penny´s Paper Craft - Chalks.

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Flutter By Wednesday Blog Hop

Good morning my lovelies, I hope you are not all snowed under, the weather does look awful in UK whilst we have the sunshine back yippee.
We are so excited to share with you our NEW Flutter By Wednesday Blog and our new fluttering creations.
If you arrived here from Pam´s blog you are in the right place, if not please flutter back to the beginning of the hop on Danni's blog. We'd hate for you to miss a never know what you might see to inspire you! If you get lost along the way, you can always go back to Danni's blog where a master list of Flutter By Blog Hoppers is listed.
Our theme this week is NEW to celebrate the opening of our New Blog!!

There are more than a few "New" themes in Blogland this week;
Secret Crafter Saturday - New Beginnings
Stamp Something - New Somethings
Stampin´Sisters in Christ - Make a card for a new baby or a new Christian
Cupcake - Baby Card
Fussy and Fancy their very 1st Challenge - New
Papertake Weekly - New Beginnings
A Spoonful of Sugar - Hearts
Corrosive Two favourite embellishments ... ribbon and flowers
One Stop - Something beginning with B

I have coloured my new Guardian Angel, from Stampendous, with copics and added both crystal and gold glamour dust. Papers are from my stash, MS, leaf and Retro punches used, lace, gems and brads are new too.

Time to flutter on by to the next stop and see what Cassie has to share with you, have fun and enjoy the hop.

Monday, 4 January 2010

Back to School

Happy New Year my lovelies, sorry I have been such a bad blogger lately but I have been laid up this past few weeks with my back. Gradually getting around with the aid of crutches so hopefully will catch up with you all soon.
Today sees the 1st challenge of the New Year at Die Cut Dreams and the the theme is Back To School.
I did have to rack my brains for this one as it is many years since my kids left school and books was my first train of thought and you know my love of fairies so had to include one of these too. Images coloured with copics, gotta add that glamour dust so a wee bit of glitz to his wings and some glaze to the apple, had to give him his play piece. Papers and ribbon are SU, MS punch and flowers and brad are from my stash.

I am combining my card with Secret Crafter Saturday who have set the theme of New Beginnings so I think the start of a new term should fit the bill and One Stop want to see something beginning with B so I have my books .