Christmas card

Hello all, hope you've all had a good day.
I've just popped on to add another card, this time for a few Christmas challenges, 
This is Tilda with a large gift from the 2009 Jolly Snowy collection. 
It's been a while since I used this stamp but I do love getting the oldies out to play now and again. 
I've used 3 Magnolia papers on this one and I've used the great sketch at  Christmas Challenges with Sketches, the holly and poinsettia were from Michaels, snowflake charm from The Ribbon Girl and this gorgeous green organza ribbon was sent to me from my sweet Daughter. 

Christmas Challenges with sketches ~ Sketch and bingo ~ charm, ribbon & flowers
Crimbo Crackers ~ Winter Berry colour combo

That's it from me for now, I'll be back again tomorrow with another card using my latest new stamp, really love this one, see you tomorrow.
love & hugs 


Midweek Magnolias ~ take 2 :o)

Good morning dear bloggers, 
Today starts the second week for me as guest designer for Midweek Magnolias,
I loved last weeks challenge and it was fun blog hopping through some of the challengers blogs and leaving comments on the gorgeous creations.
This week it's all about BLING
and here's the card I made for the challenge

I'm not sure if you can see by the photos but there's a lot of gold stickles glitter on this one
I've used Pion papers ~ Courtly lace from Joanna Sheen ~ Ribbon from Michaels ~ Marianne Creatables hearts Dies ~ Martha Stewart butterfly punch ~ WOC roses & cherry blossom ~ Magnolia Tilda hugs Koala ~ Cheesecloth ~ distress crackle paint picket fence.

I'd like to say a very big thank you to all at  Midweek Magnolias  for having me, I love your challenges and it's been a pleasure being a GDT. 
Lots of hugs



Good morning
How are you today?
It's turned a bit cloudy here today and I hear we are in for a storm, :o(
Oh well the perfect day to craft I guess :o)
I have made this Criss Cross card using my new stamp (I think she's lovely)
I titled my post Sweetstampingpixies because it's a new challenge blog to me, so I'm entering this challenge for the first time.
Pion papers, WOC roses & cherry blossom, Kort & Godt pearls, Martha Stewart leaf punch

Magnolia wrapped lovely heart die, Ribbon Girl seam binding ribbon and lace

I've used the Magnolia hellebores die to cut cross stitch aida for behind my flowers

Sweetstampingpixies ~ Favourite fairy/pixie
Bunny Zoe's Crafts ~ Anything Goes 
Magnolia-licious challenge ~ Photo inspiration
Simply Magnolia ~ Pearls & lace
Totally Gorjuss ~ Something new (new stamp)
Whimsy Stamps Challenge ~ Vintage/shabby chic

That's it from me, I'm going to get myself a cuppa then come and take a look at what you've all been upto, can't wait.
 Have a lovely day.
Love & hugs 


FASHIONISTA ~ June Challenge ~ Summer

Good Afternoon all, 
Just popped by quickly to let you know the new challenge as started at Fashionista
it's the Simply Summer cards we want to see with the option to use water
Here is Tilda singing in the rain lol
or Tilda in Summer rain as she's really known 

I'll be back later to add the deets to the card, in a bit of a rush I'm afraid.
Hope you can join us at Fashionista and don't forget to see if you are one of last weeks winners!


Addicted To Stamps ~ Bingo Challenge

...And finally (3rd post) 
It's time to play Bingo, I'm sure you'll love this type of bingo it includes making a card,  :o)
At Addicted to Stamps Challenge this fortnight 
we are playing bingo, here's my card 

from the bingo board below
I chose Rose/lilac, Sewing and Flowers
You can choose any 3 in a line (I'm sure you knew that already)

My shopping list
I used Pion papers 
Beautiful Faye Whittaker stamp ~ Lifebuoy
Roses, cherry blossom and lace butterfly from WOC
starfish charm and seam binding ribbon from The Ribbon Girl
Lace (below the ribbon) is from Joanna Sheen called courtly lace


And that's it from me for today, I have to get my housework done so I can enjoy some time in the sun...or shall I do it the other way round lol

Thank you for all your lovely comments on these cards and my others it really does mean a lot to me.
Have a wonderful Sunday

Love & hugs

Joanna Sheen DT Remember when Challenge

I'm back again already, this time with a card for the Joanna Sheen Challenge which this fortnight is Remember When...
I have to say although these stamps are very different to what I usually use they were very easy to work with, here is my card 
I used Maja papers and edged them with old paper Tim Holtz distress ink
machine stitched in black
black lace which I ruffled up by hand stitching it
Roses from WOC
Silver bow charm (ebay)

Hope you like it,
 are you our last challenge winner? 
don't forget to pop back to Joanna Sheen blog to find out.


Thanks for looking, see you again shortly

Here come the boys

Good morning dear Crafters,
 It's Sunday and the last 2 weeks have passed by so quickly, that can only mean it's time to show DT Challenge Cards lol, starting off with Here Come The Boys, you may remember last fortnight we had a blog hop well the winner of my candy will be at the bottom of this post.
 Our theme this week is simply Anything Goes

 I've made this one, my first ever Teddy Bo so I hope I've done him justice :o)
These are Maja papers,
WOC metal filigree corners
Union Blue seam binding from The pretty Little Ribbon Shop 
As I said today is the end of the blog hop so please remember to pop back to Here Come the Boys to see if you are a winner of the wonderful candy
Now for the winner of my birthday candy
I visited Mr.Random.org and he gave me this :o)

(I can't get a picture of the random button thing, 
where is my Son when I need him...still sleeping tut tut!)

the number  is...7




Congratulations Ginny! Please contact me so I can send you your prize.

That's it from me for a few minutes anyway...
Hope you will join us in our Anything Goes challenge, a nice easy one for the next two weeks.
Have fun crafting!



Oops! a daisy Tilda...

Good morning Crafters
yippee it's another sunny day in the Midlands, I am really lovin' this weather, hope you are enjoying it too.
This is the card I have been working on Oops! a daisy Tilda, not used this one for ages.
I've used Magnolia strawberry papers,
square paper doily...
 I've made the curtain from red gingham ribbon
also the cupcake charm 

roses, carnations & cherry blossom from WOC

I've added a teaspoon brad onto my cross stitched T.Towel

and my little pocket with
tag, rose, muffin charm, & bow

TOMIC ~Fruity pocket
Just Magnolia ~ Gingham


Just wanted to remind you that the 2nd Tilda's Town challenge has started here
hope you'll come and join in the fun! 

Thank you for stopping by my blog, I will see you over at your blog this evening.
 Enjoy the beautiful weather.



It's Friday! It's 3 o'clock...time for Tilda's Town Challenge 2

Good Afternoon Crafters,
Well have we had a glorious week here in the UK or what, it's been beautiful weather, I love the sun & warmth, feels so good and it really motivates me to get on with stuff.
Today is our second Challenge over at Tilda's Town and I have been so excited about this as it's Team B's turn (and I'm in there lol)
The theme this week is Water Fun 

Well looking at the stamp I chose you can see I was not expecting our heatwave :o)
This is Tilda in Spring rain
coloured in copics
Pion papers
blue seam binding ribbon
cherry blossom & pearl brad
umbrella charm
Magnolia doily lace & vintage tag dies


Thanks for stopping by, don't forget to stop by the other DT girls they have made some stunning cards for your inspiration.
 We had a whopping 120 super entries last week for the first Tilda's Town challenge,  I hope you will join us again in our second challenge.
Don't forget there's a wonderful $15 prize to be won to spend in Tilda's town store
Take care & enjoy your day


Midweek Magnolia GDT

Good morning Crafters,
it's a glorious sunny day today yippie!
I'm about to go out with hubby as it's is day off today and we plan to go shopping.
But first some exciting news I have been asked to be GDT at Midweek Magnolias for two whole weeks yeah!

 This week the challenge is Chic/Romantic (aahhh!) so I'm going all soppy here and I've used  this little beauty Tilda sitting from the wedding collection and yes another criss cross card, I'm totally addicted to making these I love them. 
I've used Pion papers (what a surprise lol)
Wild orchid crafts roses & buds
Magnolia Doo hickeys heart swirl & wrapped lovely heart dies
Magnolia Tilda sitting, sentiment & bench stamps
(coloured in copics)
Kort & Godt pearls
The Ribbon Girl yellow ribbon

below ~The inside

Thanks very much to Suzi for asking me,
 it's been a real pleasure making cards for you at Midweek Magnolias

That's it from me for today, 
I'm off to sample some of this sunshine :o)
Have a lovely day everyone.
love & hugs 


Fashionista Voting

Good afternoon folks, 
Just wanted to let you know the voting has begun over at Fashionista for the peoples choice winner,
It was hard picking our top 5 this month, so many lovely entries.
 The top 5 are - 

Viv #9
Judy #18
Flutterbytrina #24
Becky #30
Julie #46
Pop on over to Fashionista and check out the lovely entries and cast your vote for the winner. Not only does our People choice winner receive a prize, but all voters, who leave a comment get a chance for a prize too!

Enjoy the rest of your day


Flip Flop Tilda

Hello Happy Crafters,
Just wanted to share a card with you for a few challenges. 
this is flip flop Tilda (with a bit of a tan oops!) on a criss cross card.

Papers are Pion from Dies to Die for
Magnolia flip flopTilda, Have a sunny day sentiment stamp and wrapped lovely Die
flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts
Blue organza ribbon from The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop
pearls are Kort & Godt

Die-ing for a Challenge ~ Anything goes with a die cut
Bunny Zoe's Crafts ~ Anything goes
Crafter's Companion Monthly ~ Here comes Summer
Lovely hAnglar or sweet Magnolia ~ Shabby Chic or Vintage
Whimsy Stamps Challenge ~ Anything goes

That's it from me for now, don't forget Tilda's town is starting it's challenges at 3pm (UK) today, so hope you'll pop over and join in the fun!
Love & Hugs
Teresa xx


Magnolia Pirates...look no flowers

Good evening dear crafters,
How are you?  I'm a bit fed up with our weather, one minute I'm toasty warm and happy, the next I'm freezing and needing the heating on again :o(
Please let us have a nice summer, I wouldn't moan through Winter I promise if we could just be guaranteed a lovely hot Summer :o)
Okey dokey on to my card...
 I've been getting messy this afternoon making this one
Lots of stickles glitter around the card and glimmer mist on the swirls & leaves
The papers are Maja Christmas papers but I've used the opposite side (no snowflakes lol)
The gorgeous ribbon is Union blue seam binding from The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop it's perfect for these nautical cards
Pearls are Kort & Godt
2 charms
Magnolia Jolly Roger Tilda with flag and Pirate Edwin
Magnolia leaf & swirl.

3) DREAM VALLEY CHALLENGES ~ CASE A CARD (I've used the colours from Mags B's card)

Just a little reminder tomorrow at 3pm The all New Tilda's Town Challenge blog starts, if you're a Magnolia fan you're gonna love it! 

That's it from me, I'm off to spend some time surfing round your blogs to see what you've all been upto. 
Enjoy the rest of your evening
love & hugs 


Christmas in May

Good Evening all,
I hope you are well, I've just popped on quickly to upload a Christmas card, it's been a while since I made one.
I've been so busy making DT cards and lovin' every minute of it!
Shopping list!
Magnolia papers, 24th December sentiment & Winter Tilda
Cherry blossom & filigree corner from Wild Orchid Crafts
Kraft paper
lots of Stickles star dust from Bunny Zoe's Craft
Christmas Bells (on the sentiment)
Crackle paint ~ picket fence

  1) Christmas Challenge with sketches have a brilliant sketch again this week and I was determined to join in this one.
2) Wild Orchid Challenge  have a Anything Goes Challenge.
 3) ABC Christmas Challenge is Jingle Bells

Take care & see you again soon
love & hugs


Addicted to Stamps DT card

Hello again, I'm back with my second post of the day, 
Before I get started I'd just like to say thank you for all the encouraging comments you left on my
 New DT post on Friday, it really meant a lot to me, you crafters really are the best!
 also a very warm welcome to all the new followers too, thank you.
Right onto my second card of the day...
This fortnight we have a great challenge for you, it's Black, White and one other colour

I've used these gorgeous Maja Papers
a lovely sentiment stamp from a set I bought in America
Yellow ribbon from The Ribbon Girl
Yellow Brad, Roses, rosebuds & cherry blossom from Wild Orchid Crafts

That's it from me, except to say HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all you Mums, I know it's not Mother's Day in the UK but all Mums work hard and deserve a break so put your feet up today and enjoy your bloggin' :o)
(Quickie story)
 My Son-in-law took my two little Grandsons out yesterday to buy my Daughter Mothers Day gifts for today and the youngest (who's just turned 6)
 said 'I know what I want to buy Mummy I heard it on the radio'
 my Daughter said to me 'Omg I just know I'm going to end up with a set of tyres' lol
(I hope not)
See you later, take care
love & hugs

Good Morning

Good morning Crafters
I've so much to get through today including a few new things to learn so here goes...
First up it's a very special day over at Here Come The Boys
because we are celebrating our 1st Birthday yeah! 
♥Happy Birthday♥  to us! 
We are celebrating with a Birthday blog hop
we are being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps

we're making Easel cards
...AND we are giving away presents! 
and here is my card using Gus & Sentiment

 I made this card for my Dad, I know he has a great sense of humour but he's also a bit grumpy at times lol, he's a stamp & postcard collector too so I've added those for him. 


On to the Blog Hop!

Here is the list of my lovely teamies, you need to leave a comment on all the DT blogs to be in with a chance to win one of the super prizes
Teresa (me)

Each DT member has a lovely Birthday present to give away besides there's a BIG prize on the Here come the boys blog.
Here is my present

20 Sheets of Joanna Sheen Elegance Satin card
Mini cotton spools for your cards
Mini Christmas buttons & cookie cutters
1 Roll of Gorgeous Christmas snowflake ribbon from Michaels


 So I hope you will come and join in the Birthday celebration at HERE COME THE BOYS, 
we can't wait to see your Male Easel cards
(don't forget to leave your name in the linky below to be in with a chance to win)
Have fun