Good morning, 
Just popped by to say I hope you've had a good Christmas, ours was quiet but very enjoyable.
I made this card before Christmas using Pion papers,
Flat Lace,
 Ecru Satin Ribbon, 
 (from The Ribbon Girl)
 with matching Pearls & Roses
I hope you have a Happy, Healthy, Crafty New Year


A Merry Christmas to you all...

Hello lovely Crafters
I just wanted to add a card to wish you all 
A Very Merry Christmas

and to say a very big Thank You
 to everyone who has taken the time to comment on my cards throughout 2013
I really do appreciate it.
I have enjoyed your blogs, cards & projects too, you are all so inspirational.
Have a super Christmas and 
A Very Happy, Healthy New Year!

I'm finishing off 2013 with a card featuring my favourite Tilda
Take care, big hugs
xxx xxx


The Ribbon Girl ~ Just for the Kids

Hello and good morning Crafters
The Ribbon Girl have a spectacular challenge starting today, this time it's 
Just for the Kids!
We know lots of you like to make cards or do various other crafts when your Mums, Aunties, Grandmas, Nannas, carers and big sisters and so on are making cards or colouring in,
 so this is a special challenge JUST FOR KIDS!
You can make anything type of project (check out The Ribbon Girl Blog for the full details)
The challenge will run from 11am Sunday 15th December until 9pm on Saturday 28th December.
There will be 3 prizes of crafty goodies and the challenge will be judged by 3 UK crafters:
The winners will have their project displayed on The Ribbon Girl blog, on The Ribbon Girl Facebook Page and on the front page of The Ribbon Girl online store website on New years Day, 1st January 2014 
Pop over to The Ribbon Girl blog for full details 
and good luck kids and have fun crafting!


It's Saturday!

Hello and good morning 
It's my lovely Mums birthday today, so I'm off down to see her shortly.
Thank you for your lovely comments on my cards the last few days, I've had so many in my draft folder I thought it was time they were blogged.
This one was made using the Pion papers called Alma's Sewing room

The Sewing Machine Charm, Ruffle Edge Ribbon, Button Twine, Pearl Trim, Emily Lace, Starburst White Stamen, Gutterman Top Stitch Thread, Chrysanthemums, Cherry Blossom & Roses are all from The Ribbon Girl  
Oh I made these yesterday for our Christmas table, they match our table settings perfectly I'm so pleased with them I had to share

I used my dear friend Vicki's tutorial for making little bag-a-lopes from envelopes, then decorated them with doilies, roses, leaves, metallic twine and silver embossed the little tags from LOTV.

Thank you Vicki :)
Have a great weekend
love & hugs


A Merry Christmas to all...

3 more Christmas Cards

all made with Pion / Maja design papers
Ribbons, Lace, Star Charm & Flowers from The Ribbon Girl
Silver & Gold bells WOC
...and to all a goodnight :)
Love & hugs


...and 3 Birthday/Occasion Cards

These 3 cards I really enjoyed making, I think The Ribbon Girl Lace, Ribbons, Charms, resin Bird, Pearls and Flowers all add a touch of luxury to cards along with Pion & Maja papers
Have a great day
Love & Hugs 


A Few Christmas Cards

Hello and good morning,
I thought I would share a few Christmas cards with you, I made these a while back but I hadn't got round to blogging them.

All the Beautiful Ribbons, Lace, Jingly Bells, Pearls, Twine and Flowers 
are all from The Ribbon Girl
To Val Jones, who asked how these cards stand up, at the front of the card only one piece is glued to the back the front panel opens enabling them to stand.
Thank you to everyone for all your lovely comments, have a superb day
big hugs


Winter Wonderland at LHOSM

Good afternoon :)
I hope you're having an enjoyable Sunday.
It's time for another challenge at
 and the theme is
Winter Wonderland
and here is my North Pole Tilda tucked up warm inside a Criss Cross card with a big burlap bow!

I've used Edwina Lace and Burlap Ribbon from The Ribbon Girl 
 Maja Design papers
Roses from WOC
Berries from LLC
the large brown snowflake is a tree decoration.

There's some beautiful inspiration awaiting you at LHOSM so please pop over and take a look
and we would love for you to join us in this challenge. 
Have fun crafting and enjoy the rest of the day.


A Christmas Prayer My 4th LOTV Card

Good morning, 
This is my last card as GDT for Lili of the Valley
 'A Christmas Prayer' for the Ideas to Inspire Blog
I made a Joyfold Card, using pretty Pion Papers and

...25mm Ecru Satin Ribbon, 30mm 'Claire' Ivory Embroidered Tulle Lace, Self Adhesive Flatback Pearls the Browns, Mixed Dahlia Eastern Spice flower, Ivory Berries, Cream Gutterman Top Stitch Thread and Ivory Gypsophalia, all from The Ribbon Girl
and latte colour roses from WOC
Thank you for looking and thank you so much to Anne, for having me as your GDT, it's been a pleasure. 
And talking of LOTV my baby stamps arrived yesterday so I shall be busy painting those today, ooh so excited.
Se you soon, take care


A Creative Romance

Good morning, 
...and it is too, cold but bright and sunny.
It's time for another challenge at 
and our theme for December is Sparkle at Christmas

This one holds a message to you all
'Wishing you a Magical Christmas'

I've used these beautiful Pion papers and added plenty of Stickles Stardust to the snow around the church grounds.
Lovely hanging Velvet embellishment from Live & Love Crafts.
I've also used Blue Faux Silk Ribbon, Diamante Heart Buckle Slide, Stickles Stardust, Blue Roses, White Lily and Berries from The Ribbon Girl 
My Snowflakes have stickles on them too
So lets see your sparkle at Christmas, come along and join in the fun at A Creative Romance

Have a great weekend
keep warm & Craft :)


Midweek Magnolias

Hello and Good morning
It's time for another challenge at Midweek Magnolias
(My goodness that went fast)
This fortnights theme is I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
(Any Magnolia Tilda or Edwin with snow, or snow on your project)
I've used Tilda with snow heart, painted in distress reinkers and added Stickles Glitter

The papers are Pion design
Raspberry pin and velvet embellishments are from Live & Love crafts
The pretty lace, Christmas Pearls & Red Roses from The Ribbon Girl 
The Green Roses & Carnations are from WOC 
I know it's a busy time of year for all of us but I hope you can join us in our new challenge, as always there's a fabulous prize to be won from Magnolia Sweden.
Pop over to Midweek Magnolias and check out the details of the challenge & rules.
Have a wonderful day
love & hugs  


December is here... are you excited yet?

Good morning Crafters
It's a very Special Challenge today over at 
Through the next two weeks the challenge is an 
Anything Goes Christmas project 
I have made this Easel Card & Gift Bag
I've used Pion papers and...

... lots of delicious goodies from The Ribbon Girl
25mm Pink Satin Ribbon, 30mm 'Claire' Ivory Embroidered Tulle Lace, Pearl Brads, Sugar & Spice Flatback Self Adhesive Pearls, Ivory Gypsophalia, Pink Carnation, White Chrysanthemums, Pink Berries, Wild Orchid Roses and Gutterman Top Stitch Thread. 
Just look at this fabulous prize to be won!

Remember you have two weeks to make your project.
So relax and have fun!
Take care & keep warm