Sunday, 13 November 2016

Hobby Art - November Monthly Special - Irises

Good morning,
Am sharing a quick little card I have made using the gorgeous new stamp set from Hobby Art.  It is the November Special and comes packed with loads of stamps.  It is really thoughtful set and can be used to make those special cards that we all have to send at some time,
Here is the set complete :
I have used lots of purple and yellow 'Wink of Stella' glitter pens, that I love to colour in with.  You can get the stamps and pens HERE from the website.
Have a wonderful day! The sun is shining here which always puts a smile on my face.

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Lest We Forget

Good afternoon,
Its a really horrible grey and cold day here today.  I am home crafting in the warm, David is busy painting, the girls are at work and I have the radio on loud with wonderful music playing.  I have a few DT cards to get made, a project for work and then some cards for Hochanda for the lovely Jenny Mayes over at Hobby Art.  She will be on the tv again at the end of the month, with some beautiful stamp sets.
I found this card above, in my folder and thought I would share it today as this is such am important weekend.  This set is of course, from Hobby Art and is called 'Commemorative' and I think it is such a beautiful set.  It was drawn by the wonderful Sharon Bennet and to me, it says everything about war.  Wear your poppy with pride tomorrow, I know I will be.
Off to grab another coffee and maybe a biscuit or three!
Thanks so much for stopping by today,

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Crazy 4 Challenges Challenge # C4C360 - In a Name!

Happy Weekend to you in Blogland!
Here is my last card as a Guest Designer for the Crazy 4 Challenges challenge.  It has been lots of fun joining in each week, a huge thanks to the lovely Caz, who asked me.
So as the theme suggests, the challenge would like to see you make a card using your name or initials.  I have used a beautiful little stamps set from Hobby Art called : March Hares.  Having a name starting with the letter 'H' of course, Harvey the Hare had to be used.
You can go see the set HERE on the Hobby Art website.
The ladybird that I have stuck on the front of the card came inside a parcel randomly.  I just had to use it on my card with Harvey.  Not sure where the ladybug came from, but it was so lovely to have him arrive by surprise lol.
Here is a badge I made for one of the NEC shows.  I have coloured him in using Wink of Stella pens and have used the 'Typepad Alphabet' set of stamps for my name.  Have also added lots of 'Platinum' Stickles glitter glue, a must have with the Wink of Stella.

Am off to prep for my class and create & take class this week, lots to do so chop, chop better get on with it!
Thanks so much for stopping by and reading my post today.

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Crazy 4 Challenges # C4C359 - Bees & Bugs

Good morning,
Here is my card for this week's Crazy 4 Challenges challenge.  A great theme has been given of 'Bees & Bugs'.  This challenge is right up my street as I love both bugs and bees!
Here is the link to the blog, where you can see what the design team have created, feast your eyes HERE I do hope you can join in the challenge this week.
For my card, I have used the gorgeous 'Busy Bees' stamp set from Hobby Art. This is my absolutely favourite set of them all.
Here is my card, lots of blue and of course bees!
Here is a little card made using the set again.  This card was a make and take from Stamparama - Stevenage a couple of months ago.

You can visit the Hobby Art website HERE should you wish the bees to fly home to you.
Thanks for stopping by my blog, have a lovely day!

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Craze 4 Challenges Challenge - C4C358 - A Sketch!

Good afternoon! Am a bit late in posting my challenge card today.  Our Sky box has been playing up and I have been without internet since yesterday.  Anyhow, its all fixed (for now), so here is my card below using the challenge sketch for this week over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog.
Stamping Caz asked me to join in this month, and here is my third card.  I have used the glorious little Hobby Art 'Round Robins' set, which is definitely one of my favourite stamp sets.

The lovely design team ladies have made some beautiful cards, do pop on over to see their creations via the link above.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Crazy 4 Challenges Challenge - C4C357

Good morning,
Am sharing another card for the new Crazy 4 Challenge that went live this morning.
The theme is a :
"Colour wheel mix up... find your favourite 2 colours on the wheel and use the 2 colours on the opposite side of the wheel …. this will challenge you to maybe use colours you would usually shy away from."
My favourite colours are blue and green, so I have used orange and added some brown into the mix.
Here is my card :
I have used some Hobby Art Stamps called 'Orchard' and one of their fabulous sentiments.
The lovely Stamping Caz is hosting the challenge again, please do pop on over to see her card HERE.  Also the other team mates have made some stunning creations using the wheel.  You can visit the main blog HERE.
Thanks for stopping by.  Am catching up with lots of house things today and have some class cards to make, hopefully will spend most of the day crafting.
Have a great weekend!

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Crazy for Challenges Challenge - C4C356

Hello blogland,
It has been a good few months since my last post and I must apologise if you follow my blog regularly.  Life has taken over, its a simple as that.  I am trying to fit in designing a new blog along with my lovely part time job and DT commitments.  David and the girls come first and foremost in my life and I have really enjoyed spending the summer with them in Berlin and various outings to the beach.  Also, I have just come back from a week away crafting with lots of lovely ladies in Devon. I have now taken a deep breath lol and will try my best to post on a regular basis.
I am really pleased to have been asked by the lovely Stamping Caz to join her as a guest designer on the Crazy for Challenges blog.  Caz is hosting the challenges in October and to start with the first theme is 'Forest Fun'.  I have a little card using the gorgeous Stampendous set - 'Pop Up Forest' which I brought from Crafts U Love.
On my card above, I have used the following products :
Stampendous - 'Pop Up Forest' stamp set
Authentique Paper - ''Observant'
Bazzill card - 'Pinecone'
Bazzill card - 'Safari'
White stamping cardstock
Black Memento ink pad
Promarker pens
Hobby Art - 'Birthday Wishes' sentiment
White scallop card blank
Black Fineline pen
Sharp scissors and Cosmic Shimmer Glue
Please do join in the challenge and you can visit the blog HERE to see the other design team makes, which are all gorgeous!
I will be back soon with another card to share, I promise!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today,

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Hobby Art Cards from Create & Craft Show

Hello, am sharing a couple of my Hobby Art sample cards today.  Am not feeling too well, have a little bug me thinks, so will keep my post short today.
These great little 'Dinosaur' and 'Number' stamps were shown on Create & Craft today by the wonderful Jenny Mayes along with lots of other great new stamp sets.  I will share my other sample cards on my blog soon.

You can find these stamps and all of the other new ones HERE on the Hobby Art blog.
Have a wonderful afternoon, am off to rest up and catch Jenny again on the box.
Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, 16 April 2016

LC Designs Monthly Challenge # 68 - Spring Colours

Good morning,
It doesn't feel much like Spring here in Sussex today, bbbrrrrr is freezing! Am hoping to get lots of lovely crafting done today as well as spend some quality time with the family.
A new challenge starts today over on the LC Designs blog.  Our theme is 'Spring Colours' and you could win these lovely goodies, if you enter :
My little tag card has been made using the lovely 'Hunny Bunny' stamp along with some 'Delicate Daisies' papers. You can find my stamp, card blank and the papers over HERE on the LC Designs website.
I have coloured in using Promarkers and have cut out some of the daisies from the paper and have added some Stickles to their centres.
Have a lovely weekend, keep warm!

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Hobby Art Monthly Special Cards

Oh my, its been a while since I blogged.  Life taking over my time as usual. Both Jess and Georgia are home and its so lovely spending quality time with them.
Anyway, thought I would share a couple of cards I made recently using two of the gorgeous monthly specials from Hobby Art.
Firstly, 'Highland Cattle'.  This was the February Monthly Special set. When they popped through the door from postie, the first image I spotted was the huge thistle.  It is just beautiful!  I have coloured in my card using the 'Wink of Stella' pens.
Here is the full card.

I have created a background using the small thistle and grass stamps and edged with Stickles glitter glue.
Secondly, here is my card used on the project sheet for the April Monthly Special using the lovely 'Riverside' set of stamps.  A gorgeous canal barge and countryside scene set which is great to use to make a scene, as I have done below.
Again, coloured in 'Wink of Stella' glorious glitter pens.  Both sets and lots more other goodies can be found HERE on the Hobby Art website.
Ok off to grab a coffee and then have a few cards to get made.
Have a wonderful day,

Saturday, 12 March 2016

LC Designs Monthly Blog Challenge # 67 - Anything Goes Card

Hi there,
It is lovely and sunny here today, which always puts me into a good mood. 
Am uploading my 'Anything Goes' card which is my design team card for LC Designs Monthly Blog challenge.
There is a great prize on offer over on the blog, which you can access HERE.
You have a month to enter our challenge, so get making your entries.
Have a super Saturday!

Friday, 11 March 2016

Hobby Art Blog Project using Country Ramble Stamps

Happy Friday morning to you! Thanks for stopping by my blog today.
I am sharing a card that I have made for my blog project over on the Hobby Art blog.
I have made my tunnel card using the gorgeous 'Country Ramble' stamp set and lots of 'Wink of Stella' pens, I just love them!
Firstly, a sneeky peak!
I just love this rambling rose stamp that I used around the window of the tunnel card.
I have also used a great new 'Wonky Die' from Dienamics which is available on the Hobby Art website, along with all of their beautiful stamps and Wink pens.

The sentiment used is from the 'Inspiration' sentiments set.  All of which can be found HERE.
I do hope you will stop by to see my full blog project over on the Hobby Art blog, please click on the link above to see more.
Have a wonderful weekend,


Monday, 22 February 2016

Garden Birds Card

Happy Monday to you!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  I am sharing a little card I have made using the beautiful 'Hobby Art' - 'Garden Birds' stamp set that I have been playing with this weekend.
If you know me well, I just love birds and flowers, so when I got these in the post to play with, I was dancing around the room!  The amazingly talented Sharon Bennett has designed these stamps for Hobby Art and as usual, I just couldn't wait to stamp them up and colour them in.  In fact, I couldn't put these down and have done other cards, which I will share on my blog this week.
and the inside

Yes, I did got a bit mad with the flowers and cutting them out lol, I do love it!  Have coloured in using Wink of Stella pens and Promarkers and the sentiments are from the Hobby Art - 'Inspirations' sentiments set, which go really well with the bird images in this set.  I hope you can see all of the glitter I have added to the centres of the flowers.  I used 'Mercury Glass' Stickles Glitter Glue.
This weekend, I am so excited to be teaching classes at Make It - Farnborough with Rob, The MDF Man and make and takes with the wonderful Jenny Mayes of Hobby Art at Stamparama - Stevenage, here are the details.
Also, if you are visiting 'Make It' @ Farnborough on Friday or Saturday this weekend, I will be teaching the MDF classes at the show.  There are three different classes to book on, for more information and class project photos, pop on over here via the link :
If you are coming along to this Sunday, do join Jenny Mayes and I on the stand.  The lovely Jenny will be demoing and I will be hosting the make and takes.  We will be using the 'Garden Birds' stamp set on the cards.
Hope to see you at the weekend, yes it is going to be fun but manic.  I will be the lady topping up often on coffee lol.

Friday, 12 February 2016

An Altered Heart

Good morning, it has been a while since I blogged.
Am sharing my blog project for LC Designs today, I have altered an MDF heart with some gorgeous paper and a sweet little 'Hedgehog' image.  You can find them HERE on the website.
Here is another view of my heart, which I have covered with lots of embellishments found in one of my various boxes.
I have coloured in the image with Promarkers, added a frilly flower and lots of white lace.
The gorgeous red paper is from the 'Splodge' range of paper packs and the sentiment is one from the Dinky stamps.
Have a wonderful Friday and Valentine's day on Sunday.

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Crawley Workshop Dates

Good afternoon fellow bloggers! 
Just wanted to share some wonderful news.  LC Designs and I will be hosting two days of crafty workshops in July in Crawley, West Sussex.
Gill and I will be doing the workshops with the days full of card making, techniques, craft shopping as Steve will be manning the shop, prizes, cake and lots of fun and refreshments!
I do hope you can come along and join us one of the two days.

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Spring Bird Cards and Competition

Good chilly morning to you! OMG its so cold out there, I just want to dive back under the duvet and not come out!
Am sharing a couple of cards I recently made using the glorious new 'Irristable Images' toppers from LC Designs.  They are great for quick cards and come in an assortment of images, which mix and match really well with all of the lovely new papers that LC Designs have on their website.  Take a look HERE.  You can choose from birds, cats, flowers and silhouette images.  The sentiments used are from the Dinky Sentiments sets available on the website too.

Loving these little bird images especially.  I am a keen twitcher and saw four little Long Tail Tits in my garden this morning (bird on top card), so lovely to have such beautiful wildlife in my garden.
LC Designs has a great competition on their blog HERE.  You can win some of their wonderful 'Splodge' papers, which I have used on my cards above.
Keep warm and have a super day, thanks for stopping by today.

Saturday, 16 January 2016

LC Designs Monthly Challenge # 65 - Just Add Bunting!

Good morning, good to be back in blogland!
Been absent a while due to lots of work and life taking over as usual.
Am sharing my little 'Bee' card with you today as a new challenge has started over on the LC Designs blog.  Our challenge theme is 'Just Add Bunting' and there is a fabby prize worth £14.00 up for grabs HERE.
My card has been made using the gorgeous 'Bee's Knees' stamp set, which you can find HERE on their website.
Do check out the other teamie's cards, they have done some wonderful 'bunting'!
Have a wonderful Saturday, am off to card make all day!