Saturday, 31 December 2011


Hi lovely bloggers.  Whatever you plan to do this New Years  Eve....Have a fabulous time!!!

Wishing all my lovely followers and visitors a...
Very Happy, Healthy & Peaceful New Year!!! xxx 

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Just One Word - LIM Week 47

Hi folks.  Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and now looking forward to 2012.

My keyboard decided to die over Christmas, and I had to buy a new one.  Also, my SLR camera has developed a large black spot on the inside of the lens.  If anyone has any advise on how to remove it, I would be very grateful.  I'm having to use my little point and shoot and the light has been so bad today.  So please excuse the photo.

Chrissie and Mandi over at Less Is More have challenged us to make a card using just one word.  For my card I used the Friends stamp by HOTP.

I embossed my base card.  The top is a Spellbinder picot edge die folded in half with threaded ribbon.  I stamped friends in black archival ink and touched the letters in with a turquoise glimmer pen to match the ribbon, and also added three tiny gems to the letter 'F'.

Thank you for stopping by xx

Monday, 19 December 2011

Christmas Wishes for All My Lovely Blogging Friends & Followers

Hi everyone!  Hope you're all well... and much more prepared for Christmas than I am - LOL!

Apologies for the lack of blogging recently.  I will hopefully be back on track soon.

But right now, I want to wish you all a lovely Christmas and much health and happiness, (with lots of crafting), in the New Year!

Here are my cyber Christmas cards to all of you...
I'm going to try and visit you all in the next few days.
Sending my love and best wishes xx

Monday, 5 December 2011

December Challenge #5 - Christmas - Anything With A Bow

Good morning everyone!  Hope you're all well and preparing for Christmas without too much stress.

This month it was my turn to choose the theme for our challenge over at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop Blog. As my followers will already know, I love bows, so it wasn't hard for me to decide.  The challenge is...To make any Christmas card, or project, to include a bow.

Here are my three projects...

Spellbinder Ornament No.1
I made my ornament using the project I found here on Splitcoaststampers, which uses the Spellbinder Fleur di Lis die set.  I twisted my ornament around so that there were sixteen sections rather than the eight in the project. After assembly, I sprayed the whole ornament with iridescent Spray & Sparkle then added a large pearl cabochon.  The ribbon is 15mm white organza from the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop. This ribbon is perfect for bows as it keeps it's shape so well. 

Spellbinder Ornament No.2

For my second ornament, I used Spellbinders Parisian Motifs, Ironwork Motifs and Standard Cicles.  The ribbon and bow were made with the  beautiful parrot green sheer polka dot ribbon from the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop. I blinged the ornament with red and green rhinestones from my stash.  The centre was stamped, then coloured with pro markers.  I covered the berries with glossy accents to make them pop.

Christmas Cracker

My Christmas Cracker is 9" long and cut on the Cameo.  I used a 12"x12" (30cm x 30cm) piece of pearl red holly design 350gsm cardstock. The ribbon bows were made using 50mm white silky crush wired ribbon  from the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop.  Holly leaves were made from white cardstock, then glittered with Glamour Dust.  I added pink and white stamen to a pink Prima poinsettia.  The bling on the bows are actually diamante pins from the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop.  I cut them down with wire snippers before adding them to the bows.

Why not join in with us this month, as there will be a fabulous prize on offer from Sarah. 

Do visit my team mates who have some fabulous creations this month.

Thank you for stopping by!
Have a great week! xx

Saturday, 3 December 2011


Hi lovely blogging friends.  Hope you are all well and enjoying your weekend.
First of all I would like say a big 'Thank You' for all your lovely well wishes, which mean so much. It was lovely of you to take the time and leave some kind words.
I feel so much better today, and my fingers are no longer swollen. I have to wear support on my knee which may take six to eight weeks to fully recover.
Today I have a snowflake shaped card that was very quick and easy to make.
I cut the card shape and vellum overlay on the Cameo.  My bow is white seam binding from the  Pretty Little Ribbon Shop.  Before I tied the bow I sprayed the whole length of seam binding with iridescent Sparkle & Spray, which gave it a pretty sparkle.  Unfortunately it doesn't show up too well because of the bad light conditions here today.  Finally I stamped 'Snowflakes are Winter's Kisses' with Versamark ink and embossed with silver detail embossing powder.
I'll be back on Monday with a few more projects I've been working on today.
I'm entering my card into the Caravan Challenge #7 - Make It Sparkle!
Thank you for stopping by:)
Enjoy the rest of your weekend xx