23 May 2012

More Napkins!!

Before I start my ramble - just wanted to say a very BIG HELLO to my new followers :o)) thank you so much for joining me and I hope you enjoy popping over from time to time!

So the sun is shining down today and doesn't it just make you feel great!  The windows are all open and the warm breeze is flowing through the house - lovely!!  I've been a busy crafting bee today, I'm working on a project for someone in my family (hush, hush) so can't share with you yet - well actually its not finished yet so thats another reason...!!

Anyway I've also been having another play with the napkins, today I covered a small white canvas with some lovely polka dot blue napkins and then decorated it with bits from my stash lying around (love using up bits!!)

So here it is:-

The canvas is a little on the small size for hanging on the wall, so need to find another place for it somewhere.  I love it and can't wait to have another play with those napkins!

Right I had better think about getting the tea on.... until next time...

Happy Crafting


22 May 2012


Hi my lovely followers as promised yesterday here are some photos of my new makes from the humble napkin, and Jo Sonja's All Purpose Sealer and some MDF blanks and plain paper....  I still need to practice as they are not perfect but lets pretend that was the effect I was going for - LOL!!!

I've just sorted out some more napkins so watch this space for some more projects!!

Thanks again to Lynn at Flutterby crafts for the great demo on Saturday.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, feel free to leave me a comment I love to get them!

Until next time...

Happy Crafting


21 May 2012

Less is More Week 68 Theme

Hi LIMettes

Hope that you've all had a nice weekend and I can see many of you have been busy making cards for this weeks challenge over at Less is More already... which is

"For our theme this week we have chosen a card for


Remember to keep it simple but you may use more than just the one layer this week, should you so desire."
So here is my little card for a baby:-

This cute little button I bought in a set which I got from Flutterby crafts.  I visited their shop whilst I was away on a mini break last week with my crafting friend Shirley.  Lynn and her staff were lovely and very welcoming - making us a lovely cup of coffee and lots of crafting chat!  Shirley and I were admiring some of the beautiful pieces of work which were in the shop and were told that they were decorated by using napkins....  I don't know about you but I see loads of napkins in shops and garden centres that I just love so this really interested me....  So Lynn kindly gave Shirley and I a demo which incorporates using the Jo Sonja's All Purpose Sealer and some napkins - the results are truly gorgeous!  I've had a little play since I've been home and I will share some photos of what I've made later in the week - not as good as Lynn's demo but I'm going to practice!!

So anyway I will be over to leave some comments for all you lovely LIMettes later.  Until next time..

Happy Crafting


15 May 2012

Penny Black at Allsorts May challenge

The challenge over at Penny Black at Allsorts challenge blog this month is:-

............London Celebrates............

So as I've got the lovely Portobella Road stamps from Papermania  I made this card to enter this challenge!

Something a bit different for me and I think could be a unisex card!  Hope you like it!

Until next time...

Happy Crafting


Craftwork Cards Intro - Part 2!

Hi everyone

I hope that you enjoyed looking at my little book the other day (if you missed it the post its here.)

So as promised here are some more photos of the other project that I submitted to Craftwork Cards for their DT position.  This time I made a card:-

I cut an embossed panel of white card, cut an aperature into it and then cut that into three and raised it on foam pads and placed it over some lovely black printed Craftwork Cards paper - it was quite tricky to get everything lined up with nice spacing....
 I stamped a birdcage and little bird on to acetate and cut it out and added to the front along with a panel of stamped acetate which I placed about some black ribbon along the bottom.

I hope that you enjoyed that little look at my card.  Thanks for popping by and do leave me a comment so that I know you have been and I can some and see you!

Happy Crafting


14 May 2012

Less is More Week 67 One Layer

Hi everyone I trust that you all had a great weekend spechly with the gorgeous weather that we had.....but that's gone now pouring with rain today!  Any way  I managed to get some crafting done (yipee) and have made a card for this week's challenge over at Less is More.  The challenge this week from Chrissie and Mandi is :-


This time we have the stipulation to


not four, not two... but 3!
So here is my card:-

The three stamps that I've used are:-
 Stampendous: Elegant Borders
Glitz: Love Nest Bird Cage
The girls' paperie: paper girl (this is the stamp above the bird cage)
 The stamp above the bird cage was stamped with perfect medium and then embossed using my new WOW! Embossing Glitters: Metallic Platinum Sparkle Regular.
 I also highlighted different areas of the bird cage and elegant border with a clear embossing pen and used the same WOW! embossing powder (hard to see in this photos).

A Heartfelt Plea....

One of my new teamies at Craftwork Cards: Jo has a very special plea out on her blog at the moment.  Do you have any spare cards you could donate to Jo to help her fundraise?  If you have the time please pop over to see Jo here on her blog for the full story and details - thank you XX.

So thats me for today, will be popping over to leave some comments on my fellow LIMettes blogs so until then....

Happy Crafting


13 May 2012

I've been introduced over at Craftwork Cards...

Hi everyone hope that you are all enjoying this gorgeous weather we are having at the moment!  I know I should be out in the garden as its sooo nice but I've not been able to craft all week and I'm determined to get some done today!!!  

Over on the Craftwork Cards Blog they are introducing all of the new DT members and my intro was yesterday you can see the post here.  Still pinching myself.  Here are a few more photos of one of the projects I sent in on my application:-

I set about making a little book of all the "Things I Love" and indulged myself entirely on designs and elements that I just LOVE!  I made the book by folding in half some Craftwork Cards Elegant Rectangles that I've had in my stash for a while....
 and then just decorated each page as I fancied!
 Love birdies
 and a bit of chic and elegance...
 with added dimension and layers using gorgeous ribbon, doilies and crystals...
 and you can't forget the Candi!
 I also used my Cricut
 and adorned this page using different die cuts, a gorgeous mirror charm ribbon and bling!

Hope you've enjoyed having a look at my little book and I will be back later in the week to show you the card that I submitted.

Don't forget to pop over and have a look each day to see all the new members and their wonderful creations....

Right off to do some crafting...........



6 May 2012

Less is More Week 66 - Colour

Hi everyone hope you are all having a lovely weekend - well I'm still on cloud 9 having been one of the lucky ones choosen to be on the new DT for Craftwork Cards can't stop grinning!!! (see my post below or click  here!)

But anyway on to today and as you know I do love joining in with the challenges over at Less is More set by the lovely Chrissie and Mandi.  This week is colour challenge week and the colour is YELLOW.

So not a colour I use much - so thank goodness I had a yellow promarker to colour my flowers!!!  So here is my card for this week:-

 I would have liked the yellow to be a bit brighter but thats as bright as I could get it...

Card recipe
Blank: Craftwork Cards
Stamp: Craftwork Cards (build a bloom)
Penny Black butterfly
Grass: Drawn by hand!!!!!!

I will be popping over to see some of the other lovely creations by my fellow LIMettes later so until then...

Happy crafting


5 May 2012

Craftwork Cards new Design Team

Hi to all my lovely followers, just can't wait to share some very, very exciting news with you all......  I've made it on to the Craftwork Cards new Design Team - O-M-G!  I'm still pinching myself - honestly I'm SO over the moon I can't tell you.  They had a massive response to the DT call and couldn't narrow it down to just 4 of us so there are 10 new members!  Read Julie's post here.

I'm so looking forward to getting to know the rest of the new team members - hello if you are reading this! (waving) - what a great start to the Bank Holiday weekend!

You all know how much I love Craftwork Cards products and I'm so looking forward to my first assignment for them - so watch this space.  In the mean time here are a couple of sneak peaks of my projects I sent in on my application....

Happy crafting


3 May 2012

Less is More Challenge 65 Sketch

Hi everyone hope you are not having too many flooding problems that we are experiencing in this drought!!!!!  The weather eh just doesn't know what it is doing!  Anyway thats boring so back to the reason for this post I'm joining in again with Chrissie and Mandi and all the other LIMettes over at Less is More for their sketch challenge this week.  Actually there are two sketches:-

I've chosen the top one and here is my card:-

 and this is not a flower motif oh no that would be far to easy!  Instead I used a Bazzill Jewel template and stuck on each and every crystal!!  The sentiment I printed on the computer.

So that is it for me for today - will be over to leave some comments for you later - off to get Tilly her dinner - she has been sitting besides me and every now and again gives me a nudge with her nose - bless her!

Until next time...

Happy Crafting


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