Friday 30 September 2011


Over at Polka doodles   the challenge is to make an age card. What good timing as I had just finished a card for a little boy who will soon be 5 years old.
I used a Lilli of the Valley image coloured with copics, added a glittery number 5 and finished it off with  divine twine available from the Ribbon Girl.

Tuesday 27 September 2011

Acrylic challenge over at Tiddly Inks

Thats right  use clear acrylic anywhere on your creation (think clear acrylic card, acrylic albums, even shrinky dinks count!

Why not pop over to the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog to see the fab creations the team have made .
For my card I used Little Bugg left it uncoloured then printed off the sentiment onto acetate and layered it on top.
The heart pin and button twine are from the Ribbon Girl. The ribbon and beads are form my own stash x

Monday 26 September 2011

If you go down to the woods today.....

This weeks challenge over at Cupcakes  is asking for projects that must include a teddy. We are being sponsored by; Sassy Studio Designs with a very generous prize being 4 Digital images .

I used a Lilli of the Valley image for my card

I kept it simple adding only a few buttons out of my button jar and button twine from the Ribbon Girl.

Pop over to the challenge blog to see what the other lovely cupcakers have made..... 

Saturday 24 September 2011

Keep it simple ?

I hope this is simple enough to enter into the Allsorts challenge blog - keep it simple ?

Image - Stamping up
Lace from The ribbon Girl
Rub on - Melissa Frances

Tuesday 20 September 2011

Flowery wishes..

Have you ever needed to make a quick card  at the last moment ? Well I have found a digi image for you. Its over at Tiddly Inks and is called Type me some flowery wishes.  I made a similer card a few weeks ago but made this one a bit more flouncy with the addition of seam binding instead of button twine.

Seam binding and dewdrops are from The Ribbon Girl.

Monday 19 September 2011

The Dark Side

Over at Cupcakes this week its all about Purple and black.
We are being Sponsored by; Prairie Fairy Designs
with a Prize of $15 Gift Certificate.

Pop over to the blog and have a look at all the fab, dark creations x

Stamp: Lilli of the Valley

Sunday 18 September 2011

Colour challenge at the Ribbon Girl is back after a summer break

The Ribbon Girls are renowned for their fab and generous prizes and this month is no exception at all. To win a Limited Edition Halloween Mini Kit (picture and contents below) a £5.00 voucher for the Ribbon Girl shop - and of course a £10 voucher from LOTV  they are asking for projects in greens and browns.
contents of the limited edition halloween kit which will be in the shop at £6.50 are as follows:
1 metre orange/white 16mm saddlestitch ribbon,1 metre 16mm black/white spot grosgrain,
1 metre 25mm orange satin, 1 metre 25mm purple satin, 1 metre 10mm purple satin,1 metre black ric rac,
4 metres black/white spot 3mm satin,4 metres orange/white spot 3mm satin,1 metre orangesheer ruffle ribbon,
1 pack of 10 small plain black buttons (make great spider eyes or ends of antenna),1 metre 15mm black small check gingham ribbon,5 metres black seambinding,1 Spider charm,
1 Bat charm,1 Skull and Crossbones charm,1 pack of 5 purple hat pins
My 2 cards for this challenge .........

Pop over to the challenge blog to be in with a chance to win x

Saturday 17 September 2011

something with wings......

Over at papertake weekly challenge blog they have asked for projects which have something with wings on.

This is my entry, a wedding anniversary card with butterflies.

The butterflies were stamped onto acetate then cut out,they have a bit of stickles added to their wings. The sentiment is by Melissa Francis and charm, seam binding  and button twine are from the Ribbon Girl.

Tuesday 13 September 2011

Tiddly Ink challenge

Art Journal lookey likey

Anyone who knows me well knows that I dont do '' getting  your hands dirty'' and this new challenge over at Tiddly Inks had me get a bit of glimmer mist on my hands !! Joking aside have gander  over at the Art Journal challenge  (use mixed media to create an art journal feel to a card or project of any sort )  which  is running for two weeks so you have plenty of time to join in.

This was so out of my depth and is a poor example to what the other DT members have created which are guaranteed to blow your socks away.

Image:  Tiddly Inks digi image - Dandylion Pixie 

Background paper  - mixture of glimmer mist

Monday 12 September 2011

Something to do with school

Its my turn to choose the theme over at  Cupcakes challenge blog and I chose  something to do with school. Popover to the challenge blog to see the DT members projects if you need a little inspiration.

I made a card using one of the fab Lili of the Valley stamps.

 I coloured her with copics and used patterened paper by Provo craft which I have had sitting on my shelf that seems to be for years as are the chipboard numbers and hole punch strengtheners.

The button twine is from the ribbon girl

Wednesday 7 September 2011

Choose the challenge competition

Taken from the cupcakes challenge blog :

Morning! Again. No, it's not Monday already!

Well it's been a little while, but, as we had such a good response to our last competition to let you pick a theme, we've decided to take a week off and do it all again. :)

So, if you'd like to Guest Design for us on the week that your Challenge goes live on 03 October, and have a chance to pick your very own Cupcake Cuties, leave your idea in a comment on this post.

We'll close this competition at 6pm (GMT) Tuesday 13 September and randomly draw a winner from all the fabby ideas after that.

Get your thinking caps on Cupcake Lovers!

Tuesday 6 September 2011

Gearing up for fall...

Yes thats right the weather , especially in the uk, is changing to Autumn and to mark the change of seasons Tiddly Inks are asking for projects that reflect  Goodbye summer... hello fall time.

For this card I used Tiddly Inks  Harvest Avenger 

Monday 5 September 2011


Cupcakes September monthly sponsor is Bunny Zoe's
the Prize being a £15 Gift Voucher.

That aside this weeks sponsor is Simon Says Stamp who are very kindly offeing a $20 Gift Certificate to one lucky person.

This week at Cupcake we want you to think patchwork  any project must include this.

This image is by sugar nellie coloured with copics with  lots of machine stitching. The devine twine and button are from the ribbon girl.

Pop over to the cupcake blog to see the wonderful creations made by the design team, as always they are fab x

Sunday 4 September 2011

Ribbon girl news and giveaway

Jane has kindly agreed to be The Ribbon Girls  Guest Designer for the month of September and we are so pleased that she's come back to work with us again. Jane makes lovely cards and papercraft projects, you can find her blog here
and  ta da.............
Joining the Ribbon Girls permanent Design Team is the wonderfully talented Tab Robinson
To celebrate Tab joining the  team she's having a giveaway on her blog, just pop on over and leave her a comment and you might win this gorgeous selection of ribbons and embellishments which will be just perfect for all those Christmas crafts. You must  leave Tab a message on her blog to be in  with a chance to win the prize below