Just to let you know...

Hi dear crafting friends,
 I am having such a busy two weeks with my hubby being off work on holiday, we are going out different places and having a great time together, but I am feeling bad that I'm not getting much time for blogging, I've just spent a good couple of hours catching up with all my DT comments and I'm hoping to pay a visit to all your blogs tomorrow, so please don't think I'm ignoring you. 
I am managing to upload a card occasionally but I haven't made many, Sunday was spent catching up with all the boring house chores :o(
    Anyway I shall be back in full swing very soon.
Take care of yourselves and be good ;o)


Princess Tilda

Good evening all, 
         While I'm typing I can hear happy screams coming from the living room so I assume we are doing better at the olympics tonight lol, I haven't been watching it myself, with hubby at home we've been going out a lot so I've had little time for crafting, so every minute I have to myself I have been get sticky with paper & glue :o)

and talking of which this is Princess Tilda ...

Pion papers
Distress ink painted Tilda

sentiment ~ Lil princess 

I've made this one for a few challenges
1) Dies to Die for  ~  great sketch  (Pion papers from Dies to die for)
 2)  Wild Orchid Challenge blog  ~ going round in circles
3) Simon Says Stamp  ~ anything goes

That's it for now, hopefully I will be back with another card very soon :o)
Take care and have a great week.


Tilda with Jam for Tilda's Town

Good afternoon dear Crafters,
It's time for another great challenge over at Tilda's Town
Yes I know it's not my week but I'm standing in for our dear friend Kat who is rather poorly at the moment,
Kat I hope you get well very soon, missing you and your beautiful creations. 
This is my card Tilda with lovely Jam and the challenge for this week is
 Show us your Technique
As you can see mine is sewing, I love sewing on cards.
I've used Magnolia papers
and lovely tag which I've stamped with a strawberry stamp and a sentiment that reads 
Enjoy the little things

Tilda is painted using distress inks.

Today is my Dads 75th Birthday and we are getting together for a celebration meal
 with him, he swears it's the Guinness that keeps him young and active lol.

Take care, have a lovely weekend and hope the sun shines brightly for you,
don't forget to pop over to Tilda's Town and join us in this great new challenge.
love & hugs  


Tilda with blueberries ~ Oh busy day!

Good morning Crafters,
I just wanted to get another card posted on my blog before we set off out again today, I'm lovin' all this fresh air, I'm sleeping like a baby lol.
This is Tilda with cherries but yes I've done it again I wanted her to hold blueberries as it suits the colour of the card :o)

Tilda is coloured with distress reinkers
These are the gorgeous Pion papers again from Grandma's school book, 
the lovely cream satin ribbon is from The pretty little ribbon shop 
I've used Magnolia hellebores flowers die, small doily die, vintage mistletoe leaf die and a gift from the heart sentiment stamp.
Kort & Godt pearls.

I'd like to enter this card into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge ~ Anything goes

Well that's it! As I said I'm off out again today, it's lovely having hubby home. I will be back later to catch up with you all. 
Have a great day, hope the sun shines for you.
Love & hugs


Tilda catching stars

Good morning dear bloggers
Just a quickie post for a few challenges as I'm off out with hubby today.
This is Tilda catching stars coloured with distress inks

I've used Tim Holtz shabby Vintage papers
2 paper doilies
string pearls
Wild Orchid Craft Roses & lilies 
Magnolia chandelier garland
Quickutz photo corner die 

1) Simon Says Stamp Challenge ♥~ Dawny's Sketch
2) Magnolia Down Under Challenge #156 ♥~ Fun with paper Doilies
4) Midweek Magnolias #20 ♥~ Elegance
5) Just Magnolia #166 ♥~ Let's make a Birthday card

Hope you have a fabulous day and the sun is shining for you.


A card for Someone Special

Hello again, 
4th and final post for the day I promise lol
You've all heard me going on about my Daughter, how I miss her so much and that she's so very thoughtful, she's always sending me gorgeous goodies from America
Well yesterday was her 35th Birthday and I thought I'd introduce you to her
here she is and here is the card I made for her.

She is my beauty I miss her so much, she's been living in the States now for nearly 5 years, I've been to see her 4 times and loved spending time with her, her hubby and my 2 little Grandsons. 
She's one very special lady, so kind hearted.
Happy Birthday sweetheart.

Before I go I'd like to share with you the beautiful prize I won from Midweek Magnolias last week
5 fab mini Tilda's and 3 packs of gorgeous flowers

Thank you so much to Midweek Magnolias and Magnolia Sweden
I was thrilled to open this gorgeous parcel!


Have a wonderful Sunday dear Crafters. 
love & hugs

Tilda with snow heart for ATSC

Hi again, I do hope you're not getting fed up of me
3rd post
Now it's time for Christmas in July over at Addicted to Stamps 
This is Tilda with snow heart

Tilda with Snow heart coloured with distress reinkers (loving using these inks)
Magnolia starlight tag with Christmas text stamp
 the blue satin ribbon and little mittens charm are from The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop
the little scalloped envelope is a Sizzix bigz die
WOC roses.

So if you are thinking of starting your Christmas cards early or like me started already pop over to Addicted to Stamps and join in our challenge, we would love you to join us. 

Take care everyone, have a lovely Sunday and I'll be back later with my final card of the day for a very special person. 
See you later

Here Come the Boys new Challenge

Hello again :o)
2nd post of the day
Next up it's Here Come the Boys
 We have a great challenge starting for you today it's A Jungle theme
If you can hear the call of the wild :o)
come and join us...

I had a bit of a problem with this one because I couldn't find a single jungle stamp amongst my collection :o(
Sleeping soundly this gorgeous little tiger cub can be also be found on the CD I used on my earlier  card :o)

We loved looking at your cards for the tags challenge, don't forget to pop back here  to see if you are our last weeks winner and we look forward to seeing all the Jungle theme cards. 
Dare I say it... have a roaring Sunday :o)
(sorry couldn't resist)

See you again shortly

Joanna Sheen New Challenge ~ Animal Antics

Good Morning everyone,
hope you are well.
I have lot's of cards to post today, 3 DT cards and another special one so I better get started.

First up it's Joanna Sheen
We have a lovely challenge for you today called
Animal Antics
Yes time to get those furry stamps out :o)
there's some adorable little animals on there
here is my card

It felt a little strange for me to be making a card from a CD as I'm so used to stamping & colouring
 but this cute little kitty was so adorable and I felt the card didn't need much decorating. 

Don't forget there's a fantastic £15 voucher to spend at Joanna Sheen to be won
(who couldn't spend that eh?)
We also have some fantastic candy this week over on the Joanna Sheen blog a fabulous 6 gorgeous floral stamps, so to be in with a chance of winning just pop over and become a follower (if you're not already one) and add a comment to the candy post Here

See you again shortly with another card,


Tailor Tilda DT card

   Good afternoon crafters,
 This is my card for the new challenge at Tilda's Town today and it's Anything Goes!
So have fun and let's see those Tilda's
This is Tailor Tilda
with Pion papers
those cute little cotton spools
roses, ribbon & lace

pearls, pins, buttons and sewing machine charm
even a bit of cross stitch :o)

Divas by Design ♥ ~ Anything goes
The ABC Challenge ♥~ T for Two by two (2 cotton reels, 2 corner die cuts and 2 pins)

Hope you like it, 
We loved your Edwin cards last week and can't wait to see all the cards for this challenge
Don't forget to pop back to Tilda's Town to see if you are this weeks Winner or in the Top 3
Take care and see you there!
Love & hugs

Winter Tilda

Good morning all, 
Another quickie post here, this has been such a manic week with so much going on. 
Luckily hubby has two weeks off work as from Saturday night so might be able to relax a bit, although we are not going away for an holiday we will be making a few day trips out so it should be lovely (hunting down craft shops lol )
This is Winter Tilda
painted with distress reinkers
Pion Papers
WOC winter colour carnations & roses
winter berries from Hobbycraft
Magnolia wrapped starlight tag
Magnolia stamp Holly stamped on tag with Joy sentiment,
below~ lovely Christmas tree cameo from Simon says stamp

1) TOMIC #55 ~ CHRISTMAS IN JULY (colour & theme)

Thanks very much for looking, don't forget Tilda's Town new challenge starts today at 3pm UK time so please pop over and join us if you can. Hope you have a fabulous weekend. 


Magic Card

Good morning Crafters,
Just wanted to share this card with you, I've made another Magic card (tutorial here) I love making these cards. This one I've doubled up on the card down the sides with the Magnolia lace die.
I've used Pion papers, 
bird cage charm & green taffeta ribbon (Ribbon Girl)
below~ the inside

below~ the Pink Petticoat sentiment and my favourite flower stamp
the tiny flowers are an X Cut punch with Kort & Godt pearls


Hanna and Friends♥~ Favourite colours (Green & corner flower stamp)
Digital Tuesday Challenge♥ ~ All tied up and digital sentiment

It's just a quickie post I'm afraid I have some serious crafting to do today :o)
but I would like to say a very big Thank You to all who left comments on my Son's painting below, you really made him happy :o)
(Oh and for those who asked he's 18 yrs old)

Thanks again
love & hugs


Fantasy Knight by Kieran (CurlyWurly808)

Good evening all,
 I've just popped by to show you this painting my Son Kieran (aged 18) has done of a Fantasy Knight
I'm so proud of him, I wish I had half his talent.
Thanks for looking and leaving any comments for him. 

Tilda with comfort blanket

Good morning dear crafters, 
I hope you've had a good weekend, it's raining here again today but the sun always shines in the craftroom :o)
Today I would like to share this card with you, Tilda with her comfort blanket.

Magnolia Tilda, hellebores and vintage mistletoe leaves
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
 Pion papers
pink pearls are Kort & Godt
white pearls & brad from Hobby Lobby
Lace & Ribbon from The Ribbon Girl
all kraft card is embossed and painted with Tim Holtz crackle paint
Gorgeous Carnations & Aster from Wild Orchid Crafts


Wild Orchid Challenge ♥~ Shabby Chic
Magnolia down under Challenge♥ ~ Inspiration photo and baby theme

...and that's it!
Thank you for stopping by and for all your lovely comments on my card yesterday.
Take care and have a great day
love & hugs