Tilda with Hellebores

...Just a quickie to say I hope you all had a super Christmas and I hope you got all the crafty goodies on your wish lists :o)
This is an older card I coloured in copics a while ago.
 Have a Happy New Year


Merry Christmas from The Ribbon Girl

Todays fabulous Christmas day giveaway is a wonderful £10 voucher to spend at
 The Ribbon Girl

Just pop on over to The Ribbon Girl to find out how to win, good luck!

Have a fabulous Christmas, lots of hugs


Christmas Eve ~Give Away at The Ribbon Girl

And another beautiful give-away...
today at The Ribbon Girl, look at these beauties all in stunning reds
The simple rules to win these gorgeous goodies are over on the Ribbon Girl blog 
 this giveaway will remain open until the 27th December.
Good Luck. 


Addicted to Stamps ~ Blue Christmas

Good morning dear crafters, 
It's Sunday morning, how are you feeling? 
are ready for that second cup of coffee like me?
Well, if you've wrapped all the presents, trimmed your tree and you are feeling all shopped out come and join us
because today we are having a Blue Christmas over at Addicted to Stamps ;o)
yes our challenge this week is to make blue Christmas cards/projects

I've used this cute Tilda with lovikkamittens
and the lovely Christmas calendar is from Pink Gem designs, I saw it here on the lovely Jenny's blog and loved it, thanks for the inspiration Jenny. 
WOC roses
Jingle bells, blue organza ribbon and blue berries The Ribbon Girl
I made this card for someone very special to me, my dear Aunt June (my favourite Auntie) I know I shouldn't have a favourite but I love her to bits, she's always been so kind to me and she's been 'into' every single craft over the years, she's been a huge inspiration to me.  Last February she was diagnosed with cancer and hasn't long to live, she is taking each day as it comes and trying to make the best of it, she's very brave in my eyes. 
 On that note I will say, have a WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS, enjoy having your family around you and let them know how special they are to you. 


Saturday Give Away at The Ribbon Girl

Hello again, 
just popped by quickly to let you know about todays wonderful give away on The Ribbn Girl blog 
feast your eyes on these beautiful pom pom trims

The simple rules to win these gorgeous goodies are over on the Ribbon Girl blog 
 the winner will be chosen on the 25th December.
Good Luck. 



Tilda's Town ~ Something Christmas

Good afternoon all, well I've done it, I think I'm actually ready for Christmas, 
today I'm visiting family, taking presents and cards, tomorrow I shall be cleaning the house, finishing off ironing etc,  hopefully then I'm done. (I hope)
If you still need to make Christmas cards, today we have our last challenge before Christmas over at Tilda's Town and it's a nice easy one for you 'Something Christmas'
 I've made this card using Tilda with reindeer.

Shopping list
Papers ~ Maja design ~ It's Christmas time
Stamps ~ Magnolia Tilda with reindeer & holly swirl
Flowers ~ beaded roses, cream & tiny red berries & bead swirl ~ The Ribbon Girl
red roses & petals ~ Joanna Sheen.
Christmas cord ~ Hobby Lobby
Jingle bells ~ WOC
Courtly Lace ~ Joanna Sheen
Stickles ~ Gold & Star dust
doily & pearls from my stash.

I hope you have time to play along this week, my team mates have made some fantastic cards for your inspiration, take a look here also there's a chance of winning a fab $10 prize to spend at the Tilda's Town Store and don't forget it's free worldwide shipping!

...And that's it from me for another day, I will be back on Sunday, so I hope you have a superb weekend.
Cheerio for now

Another Give away at The Ribbon Girl

Good morning dear crafters,
Just popped by with a reminder that The Ribbon Girl has a superb sparkle give away today
take a look at this lovely lot
The simple rules to win these gorgeous goodies are over on the Ribbon Girl blog you have until the 24th December to enter.
Good Luck. 


Coming home for Christmas

Hello dear crafters, hope you are well, are you ready for Christmas yet?
I keep thinking I am but then there's always something that I have to dash out for.
I do love this time of year though, I've been busy baking mince pies and cooking up things for the freezer. 
 Well it's time for another challenge over at Midweek Magnolias today and and what a lovely challenge it is... 'Home for Christmas'
and here's Christmas Eve Edwin coming home for Christmas :o)

My fellow team mates have made some stunning cards for your inspiration, take a look here they are amazing! 
We can't wait to see your cards/projects for this challenge, please remember the rules though, no more than 4 other challenges besides ours.
As always there's a fabulous Magnolia prize for one lucky winner!
Dutch Magnolia Lovers ~ Shaped card and ribbon (blue ribbon)
You, me and Magnolia ~ Christmas Creation

Before I go I have a great bit of news for you, over at The Ribbon Girl there's this 
beautiful Ivory give away
To be in with a chance of winning this super prize, just become a follower of The Ribbon Girl blog and mention The Ribbon Girl on your blog or add the logo or badge to your sidebar and don't forget to leave a comment on The Ribbon Girl blog
the winner will be chosen on the 22nd December, good luck! 


See you again very soon, keep warm, 


GDT at Bunny Zoe's Celebrations Challenge

Good morning dear crafters,
 Hope you are well :o)
 My exciting news today is I am GDT for Bunny Zoe's Crafts
They have a super new challenge starting today which is Celebrations
My card is celebrating Christmas

I've used this lovely Jingle Jangle Tilda from Bunny Zoe's (Thanks Nikki)
These are Maja papers, my Christmas lights were from Hobby Lobby 
(sent to me from my dear Daughter in America)
Wild Orchid Crafts Roses
Magnolia poinsettia die
Wooden Christmas tree, covered in stickles & Kort & Godt pearls.
Gorgeous purple satin ribbon from The Ribbon Girl.
Cherry Lynn Holly die. 
Thank you to Nikki and the team for choosing me as GDT.
Simply Magnolia ~ Christmas theme
The Dutch Magnolia Chickies Challenge ~ Christmas card

It was a lovely day yesterday, I finally got time to catch up with some of your blogs and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing what you've all been making, today I hope I can see more. 
Have a great week everyone and see you again soon over at your place :o)



Addicted to Stamps ~ Bingo Challenge

...And finally (3rd post)
Yes one more then I'll leave you to enjoy your Sunday :o)
Today the challenge at Addicted to Stamps is a real corker, we have a Bingo challenge for you, I love Bingo challenges don't you? 
I have chosen (from the board below) to use my favourite colour which is blue, ribbon & lace, and snowflake.

For this card I've used Magnolia Tilda with cat, (painted in distress inks) Pion papers (diestodiefor), paper doilies,  silver ribbon from Michaels (last year)
lace is from Sunrise crafts, all flowers are WOC and the pearl brads from The Ribbon Girl.
Silver stickles, silver bells and blue Kort & Godt pearls.
Poinsettia die is Magnolia.
...and that's it from me for today! 
Tomorrow I have a surprise card to blog (so excited) 
Die-ing for a challenge ~ Christmas cards
Hookedoncraft ~ Christmas

Have a wonderful Sunday and I hope you will join us over at Addicted to stamps for this fabulous bingo challenge. 


Edwin with lamp ~ Here come the boys

Well hello again, (2nd post today)
It's also time for another challenge over at Here come the boys
This week our challenge is...Anything Goes ~ Christmas and New Year Challenge

I chose this lovely Edwin with lamp stamp and painted him with Distress inks
I've used these gorgeous papers & lantern charm from Live & Love crafts
holly is a Cheery lynn die with Kort & Godt (berries) pearls.
Tim Holtz distressed doily & Flourish dies
Martha Stewart punch snowflake
Sentiment is a LOTV one on kraft card.
I enjoyed making this card and I love seeing your male cards for these great challenges at Here come the boys so I hope 'yule' come and join us for this one :o)
Don't forget you have a full 4 weeks to make your cards for this one.

Take care and see you again shortly. 

Joanna Sheen DT card and goodbye

Good morning and a Happy Sunday to you, 
I have so much to get through today and the main thing I want to do is visit your blogs, yesterday I did my rounds a bit and loved all the gorgeous cards I have seen, so inspirational.
Well I am kicking off today with this card for the last challenge of 2012 for Joanna Sheen
our challenge theme is 'With love at Christmas'
I've used this Thomas Kinkade stamp, Pion papers, pretty doily and aqua colour ribbon, plus a few pearls. 
This is my final card for the Joanna Sheen blog, I've had a wonderful year with them and enjoyed making the cards but I feel it's time to say goodbye and move on to other things.
I hope you will join us in this lovely challenge.
Because this is a longer challenge over the Christmas and New Year period there will be a wonderful prize of a £30 voucher to spend at Joanna Sheen

Well as I said I've lots to do so I shall see you again shortly :o)
Loads of hugs


A Christmas Surprise at Midweek Magnolias

Good morning Crafters, I hope you are well.
Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Midweek Magnolias
A Christmas Surprise
I made this Christmas Criss Cross card
with Tilda and her puppy inside

I've painted Tilda with distress inks and used Pion papers from Diestodiefor
the shabby ribbon, postcard and berries are from Live & love crafts
and Wild Orchid roses.

We can't wait to see your Christmas surprises,  pop over to Midweek Magnolias and take a look at what my very clever team mates have made, there's wonderful inspiration waiting for you. 
Have a wonderful day and can I just say a massive thank you to everyone who left comments of congratulations on my last card, I've had such a ridiculously busy time lately but I will catch up with your blogs as soon as I can. 
Happy crafting & keep warm


The Ribbon Girl ~ Wonderful News!!!

Hello dear Crafters, here we are again another Sunday closer to Christmas :o)
I have some wonderful news...Today is my first day as a 
 RIBBON GIRL Design team member, WooHoo!!!
I'm over-the-top excited, I've been waiting to tell everyone about it. 
Take a look at my shiny new badge :o)

I've made this card for the December challenge which is 
Ho! Ho! Ho! 
(or a Christmas card)
 I enjoyed every minute of making this one.
This is probably my favourite of all the new Christmas stamps this year, I thinks she's
 just so cute!

From The Ribbon Girl shop I've used
Other goodies include
Joyful Tilda
Pion papers
I made my 2 little scrolls :o)
WOC roses with gold stickles
Magnolia and GoKreate dies. 
Well I'm a little calmer now that's out lol...yeah right :o)
I hope you join in the great Christmas challenge over at The Ribbon Girl and the very talented DT  have made some stunning cards & projects for your inspiration 
(I still can't believe I'm now a Ribbon Girl DT, please someone pinch me...but gently)


Thanks very much for stopping by to see me
I can't believe it's been nearly a week since I blogged anything 
I have been so busy, as I'm sure everyone is at this time of year.
 As the excitement builds today ...
it's also our 'putting the tree up day'  today woohoo! So happy!
So I shall see you later this evening.
Have a great day and keep warm