Wednesday, 21 April 2010

It´s RELEASE DAY at Lili of the Valley

There are the most adorable stamps being released today at Lili of the Valley but you better be quick off the mark as these are gonna fly off the shelves so fast.
Wait til you see the Busy Bears Collection ... these are adorable and only £3.75 each whilst Fritz & Fifi A5 Stamp Sheet is only £14.99 and includes 4 fabulous images plus sentiments.

Sorry I don´t have a card for you today, it is now back to the airport we go to try and reschedule our cancelled flight.

Monday, 19 April 2010

Die Cut Dreams meets Sweet Pea Stampers

Good morning folks, I hope you have all enjoyed a fabulous weekend. I woke up to brilliant sunshine this morning which is a blessing considering we have had torrential rain and awful thunderstorms this past three days. It looks as if our family celebration is not to be, received email to say our flights for tomorrow are cancelled, that is us joining 1000´s of others but not too bad because at least we are stranded at home unlike the unfortunate holiday makers.

Anyhoo onto my cards for today.

First of all I wish my wonderful DT buddy Vikki a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

This week at Die Cut Dreams we challenge you to


So all you have to do is use some tearing somewhere on your entry. There is a fabulous tuturial on the Blog from our lovely Victoria, well worth checking out.

Now I am not a tearer but I really enjoyed this technique so may even try it again lol. As you can see I have torn around my paper and Penny Black "tender hearts" image so nothing difficult in that is there? I am also combining this card with Stamp Something - Something Layered, Stamp with Fun - Animals and Stampin´Sisters in Christ - Flowers ... both cards


My 2nd card today is for Sweet Pea Stampers and our theme this week is


The DT have used images that include Alice. You can use fairies or Alice just as long as your card conjures up a Wonderland.

I have used Ching Chou Kuik´s "Mad Tea Party" decoupage sheet from The Crafty Purple Frog and found this so relaxing to cut out. Papers, flowers etc are all from my stash.

Time to go shopping as all fresh food has gone, freezer is empty but think I will keep it that way hoping we manage to get a flight. Have a lovely day and don´t do too much . -x-

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Lili of the Valley

Good afternoon folks, sorry I am late uploading my card this week for Lili of the Valley.
Hubby had to go to hospital following a visit to his GP and was admitted, it sure has been a stressful few days but pleased that things are not as bad as first suspected.
I have just managed to gain access to my puter, we have had torrential rain and hours of thunderstorms since early morning unlike you all basking in wall to wall sunshine over in UK.

This fortnight´s challenge has been designed by our wonderful Bev and I really enjoyed using her fabulous


I would like to remind you that the fabulous Busy Bears Collection from Lili of the Valley will be released on the 21st April along with a new collection of 4 Cats and Dogs complete with really useful sentiments.

Don´t forget it is not necessary to use a Lili of the Valley image to join in, just follow the theme and have fun.


Image: Boys - Football Crazy from Lili of the Valley
Ink: Copic Ciao
Paper: K & Co Hopscotch
Sentiment: See D
Ribbon: Smirk
Buttons and charm from stash
Crafty Angels - My Favourite Things - Copics
Creative Belli - Die Cut Shapes
Creative Card Crew - Happy Birthday
Cute Card Thursday - Touchy Feely
Stamptacular - Spots and Dots

We are really looking forward to our visit to UK this coming week to celebrate our youngest grandson´s christening a week tomorrow, fingers crossed our flight won´t be cancelled on Tuesday! It will be wonderful for us all to be together as a family, something which doesn´t happen often enough owing to distances and commitments. I hope the sun keeps shining for you all. -x-

Monday, 12 April 2010

Sweet Pea Stampers

Good morning and welcome to a new challenge and some wonderful news at Sweet Pea Stampers.
We are very excited to announce that we are now sponsored by Sweet Pea Stamps. One lucky person will be picked at random each week as the winner of a Sweet Pea image from Sweet Pea Stamps .

This weeks prize is ©ching-chou kuik's Puppet Angel in the Circus

Each month we will also have a "Card of the Month" and this person will win three Sweet Pea Stamp images.

This week we challenge you to include Acetate on your project, something I very seldom use so had to get the old grey matter working for this one.

I stamped onto acetate with Stazon then turned it over and added Art Institute glue and glitter to her dress and glamour dust to wings, light touches to her hair and sun/moon.

I then stamped again with Memento ink onto card and coloured her hair, skin, sun/moon with Copics - sorry forgot to take piccie of this part - then I chalked the background.

Once all glues were dry I then added more Art Institute glue onto the already glittered parts and carefully aligned the acetate onto the card and left once again to dry. I then trimmed the finished image and matted onto navy blue card from stock.


Ink: Copic Ciao
Sentiment: SU
Papers: BG Wisteria
Punches: Martha Stewart and X Cut
Roses: Hobby Craft
Ribbons: Kan Ban
Chalks: Dovecraft
Glitter & Glue: Art Institute and Glamour Dust
Pearls and charm from my stash


Allsorts - Petals and Pearls
Crafty Angels - My Favourite Things ... as you all know mine are fairies, angels etc
Corrosive - Textures
Flutter By Wednesday - Butterfly, Fairy or Angel
Incy Wincy Designs - Something Magical
Inky Impressions - Charm It
Paper Cutz - 3 different papers (3rd is on sentiment)
PaperPlay - Shiny Happy People - use a "person" stamp/image, but it must have gloss, shimmer or sparkle on it.
Pixie Dust Studio - Things With Wings
Quirky Crafts - Sketch
Totally Gorjuss - Textures

Die Cut Dreams #43

Good morning folks, I hope you all had a lovely weekend and enjoyed some good weather.

This weeks challenge theme at Die Cut Dreams is

Vintage with NO colouring

so you can stamp with any coloured ink but you can NOT use any pens, pencils, paper stubs or paint brushes etc ... no form of colouring in at all.

This week we have a fantastic prize donated by our lovely DT Victoria who is a Stampin'Up Demonstrator, she has provided us with this fantastic prize pictured below and this week she will be hand picking the winner by choosing her favourite entry.
Look at this Prize ....How generous is this woman !!??

Prize contents:
Idea book and catalogue
New mini catalogue
Stampin techniques booklet
Whimsical Words stamp set
Barely Banana ink pad
Pad of 60 sheets of double sided designer papers in 6 colours
Free P&P on first order (expires 30 May 2010)

Victoria also supplied the DT with a wonderful kit for this challenge but unfortunately mine has not arrived so do I blame GPO or Correos? As soon as it arrives I will make my card, have fun playing with it like all my other teamies did ,and edit this post when I have completed it.

Wishing you all a sun filled day. -x-

Monday, 5 April 2010

Sweet Pea Stampers - My 1st DT card

Everyone who knows me also knows my passion for fairies and fantasy so I can´t tell you how excited and honoured I am to now be part of the DT with Sweet Pea Stampers , thank you girls for having me onboard.
This week´s challenge is

Fairies Live at the bottom of the garden

so get your creative juices flowing and share your wonderful Sweet Pea Stamp projects with us.


Image: Black Rose Fairy
Ink: Copi Ciao
Sentiment: from Sweet Pea Stamps
Papers: BG bitter sweet


By The Cute And Girly - Fairytales
Crafts and Me - Fairies or Wings
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Open
Secret Crafter - How does your garden grow
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - Wings
Stamptacular - Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice ... just for girls

Best foot forward

Good morning and welcome to a new challenge at Die Cut Dreams.
This week´s theme is

Boots & Shoes

and we are kindly being sponsored by Jolanda of Cards etc shop who provided images for the DT. We have all used a boot and shoe image and made 2 cards each.
If you would like to play along this week and don´t have any suitable images, check out how you can claim a freebie, all details are available on Die Cut Dreams Blog.


Digital Images: Cards etc shop
Ink: Copic Ciao
Papers: K&Co amy butler for boots and BG bittersweet for shoes
Sentiments: SU
Everything else from stash


Stamptacular - Sugar and Spice ... just for girls

Corrosive - Sketch

I hope you are all enjoying this Easter Bank Holday and the weather is kind enough for you to have the odd barbecue. -x-

Friday, 2 April 2010

Fly Butterfly

Good morning peeps, I hope you are enjoying the start of your long weekend and the sun is shining for you. There is not a cloud in the sky here and temps are being very kind averaging 26 so no complaints from me.

I adore Sweet Pea stamps and am over the moon to find there are 2 challenge blogs where I can play until my hearts content. Sweet Pea Stampers have a DT call which ends today so if you too would like to enter you better hurry up and get stamping.


Stamp: ching-chou kuiks Fly Butterfly
Ink: Copic Ciao
Papers: BG Indian Summer
Flowers: Wild Orchid Craft
Ribbon, glamour dust and stickles from stash

Moving Along With The Times - Sketch, pink/brown and ribbon
Crafts And Me - Fairies or Wings
Sweet Pea Stampers - All that glistens IS gold