Good afternoon and welcome to my little blog
This is my very first DT card for Fashionista!
This months Challenge is Wedding, Anniversary or Shower cards
 with an option to use Black, White and another colour.
I chose to make a Criss-Cross Anniversary card , in Black. White & Green

Fashionista is a New Challenge Blog and is on it's second challenge today
It's extremely popular already with 160 entries taking part in the first challenge alone. 
They have some fantastic sponsors and a wonderful DT which I am very proud to be a part of.


My shopping list for this card;
Maja papers
Magnolia wedding couple Tilda & Edwin
gorgeous moss green taffeta ribbon from The Ribbon Girl
The pretty lace is Websters Pages designer trim from Simon says stamp 
Love charm from ebay
Gorgeous roses from Wild Orchid Crafts
and I've used the Martha Stewart leaf punch


Magnolia Mania ~ Bingo Challenge (Tilda, Love & Edwin)
Totally Gorjuss ~ Congratulations
Stempeltraume ~ Flowers
Simon Says Stamp ~ Anything Goes
Hotshot Craft blog ~ Young Love
Thanks again for stopping by and don't forget to check out all the wonderful creations my teamies have made over at Fashionista and who was last months winner!
Stay warm, dry & safe
Love & hugs


Joanna Sheen DT card Flower Power

Oops! and I thought I'd finished lol,
3rd post of the day
and this fortnight it's Flower Power!!!
I was given this beautiful stamp to work with which is called  Wild Roses from the Favourite Flowers collection. 
The pretty papers are from the Nitwit collection
Pearls are Kort & Godt 
Ribbon is from Michaels. 
and pretty flower charm from The Ribbon Girl here

Don't forget to check out all the pretty Flower Power cards on the Joanna Sheen blog and see if you are our winner from the 'Someone Special' challenge.
There's lot's going on at The Joanna Sheen blog
There's also the weekly blog candy and Daily Talent spot!
So don't miss out :o)
See you soon,
Love & hugs

2nd post Addicted to Stamps

Hello again, 
Firstly I'd just like to say thank you to all who joined in our Blog Hop last week over at Addicted to Stamps we have some fantastic prizes to giveaway so don't forget to pop back next Sunday to see if you are one of the winners!
This fortnight, our 29th challenge is Mothers Day/ or card for a Woman
and yes it's another criss-cross lol

I've used the pretty Maja papers for this one along with lots of lovely dies including
Magnolia dream tag, the new heart flower lace border and hellebores dies
Marianne Creatables Heart die
and Whimsy corner die
Beautiful blue satin ribbon from The Ribbon Girl
Wild orchid Crafts cherry blossom
little blue flowers from Crafty Emma's Store

Fussy and Fancy Friday ~ Punches & dies
DYSU challenge  ~ Case the DT (Pauline's card for the colours)
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  ~ Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge ~ Punches or Dies

That's it from me, I'm off to get a cuppa and see what you've all been upto.
Hope you will join us in our new challenge over at
Love & hugs

I'm late....I'm late.....

Good morning dear bloggers
I can't believe I'm late this morning
I'm up at 6am every day of the week...
I blame this horrid miserable weather, it's still dark so I didn't wake up :o)
Today I have 2 cards to show you first up is my challenge #26  Here Come the Boys DT card
our theme this week is Hobbies
 My dear hubby's favourite past-time is reading and yes he generally falls asleep doing it lol
For this card I've used the Prima pad Almanac
the book shelf paper is actually a gift wrap paper but I thought it suited the card
I used black raffia (which I'm quickly running out of and can't find a stockist :o(
The dies I used are X Cut for the center around the bear and Spellbinders Tags 
The little clay tile with the bird on are made by Prima. 

This week we welcome the lovely Becky from Shabby Treasures to our DT, she's made a fab card too.
Don't forget to check back to Here Come the Boys to see if you are our winner.

I'd like to enter this card into the Crafty catz challenge ~ Anything goes

Thanks for looking, I hope you have a very enjoyable Sunday
I shall be back shortly with another card and then I intend to catch up with some commenting!
Love & hugs 


Best Friends

Hello my dear crafting friends, I hope you are all well.
I've made yet another criss-cross card, I can't help it I'm addicted to them :o)
This is Tilda with comfort blanket or Tilda with blue blanket as she's also called I think it depends where you buy her.
Anyway...here she is...hiding...she's shy bless her
Ahhh here she is

My shopping list
Pion papers
Magnolia Tilda with comfort blanket
Magnolia heart tag, wrapped lovely die
Twine, pretty lace & lilac seam binding ~ The Ribbon Girl
cherry blossom ~ Wild Orchid Crafts
Kort & Godt pearls
tiny daisy punch ~ x cut 
'You'll always have a friend in me' sentiment is a Pink Poison one
butterfly charm ~ ebay

Just Magnolia ~ Soft spring shades

edited to add;
I have been asked how I make a criss cross card
here is the link to the tutorial on the TOMIC blog 
have fun! 

Thanks for looking in at my blog today, if I'm not being too cheeky I'd like to say
 I have put my Tim Holtz pens (and a few other crafty things) on ebay if anyone is interested the link is in my sidebar. 

Have a lovely day, love & hugs


Fashionista Challenge Winners

Good afternoon all
Just a quick note to say if you have entered the very first challenge on the
the first Top 5 Winners have been chosen and now it's up to you to cast your vote to see who 
will win the 'people's choice award' of the

Please pop over and make your vote count for one of the lovely talented crafters.
Thank you

Sugar Nellie Victoria

Good morning dear bloggers,
Well it's been a while since I used my Sugar Nellie Digi images so here goes
This is the very pretty Victoria
I've made this card using the lovely sketch by Maria Theresa over at The Sugar Bowl Challenge
and for the Spring is in the air challenge at Wild Orchid Crafts

The lovely Pion papers came out again :o)
Gorgeous ribbon is from The Ribbon Girl
and pretty roses, cherry blossom and pearl brad are from Wild Orchid Crafts
Before I go I'd like to quickly mention that our Blog Hop over at Addicted to Stamps is still going strong, there are some fantastic prizes to be won so please don't miss out!
All you have to do is make a card with either cakes or stitching (or both) and join in the blog hop.
Have fun!
Thanks for stopping by today.
love & hugs


Good evening crafters...

Good Evening Crafters,
I hope you've all had a good week.
Well beside turning my house upside down cleaning, (the sun does that to me) I've had a few appointments and I've done a bit of crafting as well...
this is one of the cards I've made.

Shopping list
 gorgeous Pion papers called rose frame
Magnolia Wrapped Lovely heart & Dream tag
Whimsy Corner die & Tab 1 die
Magnolia Tilda with big ribbon & Tilda with butterfly
Magnolia romantic window and old bench
Lots of Stickles
WOC Roses & Cherry blossom
Ribbon from The Ribbon Girl
Lace from Michaels
& heart charm from ebay


1) Midweek Magnolias ~ Use 2 Characters
3) MAGNOLIA LICIOUS CHALLENGE ~ Colour inspiration
4) Papertake Weekly Challenge ~ A stitch in time
5) Deep Ocean Challenge ~ Inspired by a song, Friends will be friends by Queen

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend
See you over at your place
take care
love & hugs 


Tilda with Snow Heart

Hello again,
 Well we have had just about every kind of weather today
It was bucketing down this morning with high winds, then the sun came out...then it rained some more then it hailed... heavily! ( I'm being typically British here, moaning about the weather and rolling my eyes)
Oh well like my Dad says if things don't change they will stay as they are, (what a silly saying)
He also says 'it's enough to make you eat your young'
luckily for me he didn't...lol
Anyway...I've been finishing off this card today for a few challenges
This is Tilda with Snow Heart
Yes another Criss Cross card...once I start I can't stop

My shopping list;
Pion papers
WOC roses
Kort & Godt pearls
Ribbon Girl ~   Snowflake charm, Silky crushed white ribbon,
                         Rose Pink Gingham ribbon,
white Seam Binding, Natural button twine and tiny white Ric Rac
Magnolia Vintage tag & Sweet Christmas Dreams sentiment

1) Winter Wonderland ~ Pretty in Pink
2) Magnoliahasste ~ Snowflakes (Charm & in the flowers)
3) Alphabet challenge ~ E for Embroidery
4) Magnolia cards Challenge ~ Pink & White
5) Papertake weekly ~ A Stitch in time
6) Cupcake Challenge ~ In the deep end
7) Bling it On ~ Monochrome

That's it for now, see you over at your place, 


Princess Party Tilda

Good evening all, 
Yes I'm back and with another card, there's no stopping me once I get started :o)
This time it's Princess party Tilda

Crafty items used;
Pion papers
Wild Orchid Crafts roses & lilies
Webster's pages pretty green Lace from Simon says stamp store
Gorgeous moss green taffeta ribbon and cream crochet lace from The Ribbon Girl
Dies ~ Magnolia vintage and dream tags dies
Spellbinders Ovals dies
Whimsy Corner die
Punches ~ Martha Stewart Butterfly
Stamps ~ Magnolia Princess party Tilda  & Have a Sunny Day sentiment
double hearts charm from ebay

1) Just Magnolia ~ Lovely Lace 
2) Busy Bec's Store Challenge ~ Add some Texture
3) Alota Rubber Stamps ~ Easel card
4) Magnolia Stamp Lovers ~ Butterflies
5) Creatalicious Challenge ~ Butterflies & Flowers
6) Craft your passion ~ Die cuts & Punches

That's it from me except just to say I hope you have a lovely evening.
love & hugs


Exciting News!

Good morning crafters,
Just wanted to share some very exciting news with you, I have been asked to join the wonderful Fashionista Challenge design team yay!

As you can imagine I'm really excited and jumped at the chance.
 I hope you will take time to have a look at the challenges and join in if you can, it'll be fun to have you there with me :o)
Have a great day
Love & hugs


Here Come the Boys

Hello again, 
Second post of the day, over at Here Come the Boys we have a new challenge starting today which is 
'Cards for Tiddly Peeps' which of course means the little ones (aww bless em')
For my card I have used this Faye Whittaker stamp again, I love this little cutie and his dog.

I hope you will come and play at Here Come the Boys in our new challenge, we love seeing your cards & projects (remember this is a boys/men challenge blog only) and don't forget to pop back to see if you are one of last weeks winners!

1) Deep Ocean Challenge ~ Inspired by a song ~Indian Summer by Go West
2) Anything Goes Challenge ~ Anything goes
3) Craft your days away ~ Metal (Postcard charm)

Enjoy your Sunday
Love & hugs


Good morning dear Crafters,

Today The Addicted to Stamps team are celebrating our 

1st Birthday    Yeah!!! 

So for the next 2 weeks we are Celebrating with a lovely new 

challenge and a blog hop!

To find out how the blog hop works hop over to ATSC  for 

more details and there you can see our fabulous sponsors and 

the wonderful prizes.

Our challenge this fortnight is 

Cakes & Stitching

Here is my card

If you are visiting me from Tanja's blog then you are in the right place and the next stop is...
...back to Addicted to Stamps because you've finished the blog hop, if however you are lost you can always go back to Addicted to stamps and there you will see a list of all the blogs.
Good luck and thanks for joining us on our 1st Birthday blog hop and don't forget in order to win one of those lovely prizes you need to comment on all of the DT's blogs and the Addicted to Stamps challenge blog.
I really can't wait to see your Cakes & Stitching cards.
Have fun!

1) Craft your days away ~ Metal (Teapot)
2) Paper Sundaes ~ Anything goes 
3) Crafting when we can ~ Just the two of us (2 stamps, Tilda & cake)
4) Deep Ocean Challenge ~ Inspired by a song (If I knew you were coming I'd have baked a cake ~ Gracie Fields) 
(Well before I was born lol)

Love & hugs


Criss Cross card

Good morning Crafters, 
I hope today finds you fit & well.
I've been busy making this criss cross card, which I have to say I have only ever made one of these before so please don't laugh lol

After adding roses to the Tilda tag here I was a bit worried it wouldn't fit inside but luckily it did

Magnolia Tilda catching stars from the Prince/Princess range
Magnolia old Swedish lace border die
As usual I used my Pion papers (love them)
Beautiful ribbon from The Ribon Girl called Lady Lavender
Roses & pearl brads from Wild Orchid crafts
and a bit of cross stitching again for good measure (can't seem to stop now I've started)

1) The Official Magnolia Inspiration Challenge  ~ Criss cross card & Prince/Princess stamp
2) Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge ~ Ribbon or Twine
3) Stampalot Challenge ~ Happy Birthday
4) Sweet Stampin' Challenge ~ Girly but not pink
5) 4 Crafty Chicks ~ Material Girl (Aida for cross stitching)

That's it from me!
Hope you have a lovely weekend, I shall be back tomorrow with a few DT cards. 
See you over at your place :o)
Love & hugs


Caught on Camera

Good morning dear bloggers, 
Can you believe this weather? after a cold & wet Easter weekend
the sun is shining today ...typical eh?
Well my card for today is Wonderful Tilda, caught on camera!

This is the great sketch I followed by Kylie at Magnolia Down Under

Pion & Prima Papers
WOC roses
Tim Holtz film ribbon
Lace from Michaels
heart charm from ebay
little brown pocket for tag ~ Hobby Lobby
Spellbinders foliage die
Magnolia tag
Pearl brads

1) MDUC ~ Kylie's sketch
2) Fashionista challenge ~ Anything goes for Girls 
3) Simon says stamp challenge ~ Favourite tool (sewing machine)

Thanks very much for looking and for all your lovely comments, I shall be visiting your blogs later today can't wait to see what you've all been upto.


Teddy bear love

Good morning crafters and A very Happy Easter Sunday to you all...

I've made another card, this one I used Chantal's great sketch over at 

Teddy bear love Tilda
Beautiful red organza ribbon from The Ribbon Girl

cherry blossom & roses from Wild Orchid Crafts
the pretty flower charm was from ebay

papers are Pion


1) The Sketchy Challenge ~ Chantal's Great sketch
2) Our Creative Corner ~ In your Easter Bonnet
3) Cardandscrap ~ Tape (ribbon)
4) Simon Says Stamp ~ Use your favourite tool (sewing machine)
5) Cutie Pie Challenge ~ Favourite stamp (well one of them :o) )
6) Fashionista Challenge ~ Anything goes for a girl

That's it from me, except to say enjoy the day and
...bring on the chocolate :o)