Vintage Card

Good morning lovely Crafters, how are you today? 
I made this card over the weekend, I won't pretend to be any good at making Vintage style cards but I do enjoy having a go, just to try something different. 

I used the beautiful Pion papers as always and 
these Ribbon Girl goodies;
20mm 'Angelica' Ivory tulle lace, Pearl string, Vintage pink fluted edge sheer organza ribbon, Kort & Godt Chrysanthemums & Beaded rose, Beaded berries, Hip rose buds Ivory and Blossom flowers.  

The Cutie Pie Challenge ~ Lots of Layers

Hope you like it, thank you for all your lovely comments on my last card I really do appreciate you taking the time to comment.
I was feeling a little low after chatting to my lovely Grandsons on skype yesterday, as much as I love seeing them it breaks my heart they are so far away, what I wouldn't give for a cuddle with them. 
This morning I woke up to find I won a gorgeous candy on Elaine's blog,  oh my goodness it's all my favourite things too, you can imagine how much it cheered me up. 
Thank you so much Elaine xxx

See you all later, 


The Ribbon Girl ~ Card Challenge ~ Add a diecut

Hello again dear Crafters, 
It's time again for another Magnolia challenge at The Ribbon Girl today
and today's challenge is... Add a die-cut
as you can see I have die-cut butterflies and die-cut heart using felt.
This is Princess Pea Tilda again and this time she's sitting on the lovely Magnolia bow stamp
Oh and guess what! ...I've seen this butterfly die just about everywhere, on all your gorgeous cards, I've wanted it for ages and I only just got it, I'm pleased as punch that I finally got it :o)

Maja papers called 5th and 6th March ~ from Dies to die for

I've used; 32mm Pure Silk Blue Ribbon, 8mm Pearl Brad Pastel Mix, Felt (heart) Tulle (heart)
White Blossom flowers, Ivory Rolled Rose, Sparkly Heart Button, Button Twine, Pearls the Blues, Stickles Stardust, Wooden Heart Button, Butterfly Charm. 
I hope you will pop over and join us at The Ribbon Girl for this lovely Magnolia challenge and see the beautiful work the DT have made.

Magnolia Down Under Challenge ~ Button it up (Sparkly button)

Have a wonderful Sunday and Happy Crafting :o)

Addicted To Stamps Challenge ~ Beautiful Buttons

Good morning to you all,
 It's time for another challenge at Addicted to Stamps
this week our theme is 'Beautiful Buttons'
As you can see I've used a pink and a green one on my card
This is Lili of the Valley Best Dress
one of my favourite LOTV stamps
For this one I've used Maja papers from the new Vintage Spring basics collection, 
Magnolia corner die, Vintage tag and sentiment
WOC roses and lilies 
and from The Ribbon Girl; 13mm Olivia lace, green pearls, fairytale cottage charm, pink pearl, pink rolled rose, green and pink cosmos daisies, pink button, pink seam binding. 
Lili's little fairies ~ Photo inspiration
Simon Says Stamp ~ Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenges ~ Favourite colour combo ~ Pink & Green
I hope you will join us in the beautiful buttons challenge and don't forget we will be announcing the winners next Sunday of the Birthday blog hop.
There's some fabulous inspiration from the DT girls of Addicted to Stamps, take a little look. 
I will be back shortly with a second post, if you are reading this at 7am ...
what are you doing out of bed? It's Sunday!
enjoy your day :o)


Tea in the garden?

Good afternoon Crafters, 
 It's time for another Tilda's Town Challenge
and today it's May Day Flowers

I've used Pion papers
from The Ribbon Girl
Yellow pure silk ribbon
teapot charm
rolled rose
Kort & Godt Chrysanthemums 
Joyful Tilda, painted with distress inks,
Pearls coloured with yellow copic pen. 
Hope you can join us in our new challenge at Tilda's Town. 



A very good morning to you :o)
It's Wednesday, it's 8.30am...
...it's time to play Bingo at Midweek Magnolias 
(I've never actually played bingo in my life but I love playing this type of bingo)
Cathy has put together this great bingo board for us...

and here's my card 

Okay you are probably wondering which line I've chosen right? 
the answer is ~ all of them :o)

I've used lots of lovely frantage on this one, okay maybe a bit too much frantage 
but I love the stuff :o)
The ribbon, lace, cosmos daisies, pearls, berries and key charm are all from The Ribbon Girl
These are Maja papers
 a Magnolia blue rose
Dragonfly die and Vintage tag die are also Magnolia. 
butterfly (top) is a Marianne Creatables die.

I hope you can join us in this fun game of bingo, you only have to choose one line from the grid, unless you want to try for the full house too, we're looking forward to seeing your bingo cards
For more inspiration come and see what the talented DT have made here

That's it time for coffee, see you shortly


You're such a good friend...

Good afternoon all, what a wonderful day, just been out to the shops and it's gorgeous out there, I really ought to get out of the craft room more often :o)
Just thought I'd share this card with you 

I've used the gorgeous new Maja papers ~ Vintage Spring Basics
Sentiment is a 'Wordy' stamp set from Joanna Sheen
From The Ribbon Girl I've used;
Mauve taffeta ribbon,
 'Teresa' lace :o)
Vintage roses
Rose leaves
Self adhesive pearls
Heart charm
& button twine.
 I hope you like it. 
Allsorts Challenge wk 203 ~ A passion for flowers

Thanks for stopping by and thank you to all my new followers for joining me here :o)
Have a great week! 
See you tomorrow


Love Balloon

Hello again, 
just popped back to add this card I made yesterday for the Lili's little fairies challenge
The challenge this week is 'Seeing Double'
From The Ribbon Girl I've used 
I used, Mauve Taffeta Ribbon, Angelica Ivory Tulle Lace, dusky pink & Aubergine roses, 
Butterfly charm, sugar & spice and liking lilac self adhesive pearls.

Pion papers, this gorgeous stamp of Lili of the Valley called Love Balloon, the sentiment 'Magical days' is a Lili of the Valley one too. 
and Frantage everywhere 

Thanks for stopping by,

Little boy blue ~ Here come the boys

Good morning, 
and another lovely day it is too :o)
the sun is shining, the birds are singing...aahhh, I love Spring.

 Time for another challenge at Here come the boys
this week our theme is...
Little Boy Blue

I chose this cute Edwin
with Maja design papers
little Jingle bells & button twine from The Ribbon Girl
and Magnolia sentiment. 

You made such fantastic cards for the sketch challenge, we can't wait to see your Little boy blue cards, the DT have made some gorgeous cards for your inspiration here
I'm off to get a coffee and catch up with some commenting :o)
See you later


Princess Pea Tilda

Good morning,
Yes, another new stamp, isn't she a cutie, I loved this one as soon as I saw her.
I've sat her on the little envelope and used the postmark stamp (love that one too)

Close up of Tilda

As you can see I frantaged the flowers :o)

...and the tag

...and even the banner lol, I love the stuff!

I also have to say I love the lace because it's called 'Teresa' yeah how about that a lace named after me, Mary & Andrea at The Ribbon Girl have been naming their lace after there DT and this one was named after me, isn't that lovely.
It's delicate, pretty and vintage yes that's me lol, definitely vintage!
Those pretty string pearls and single pearls are from The Ribbon Girl too. 
Papers are Pion
Peachy flowers are Prima and roses WOC.

Totally Tilda ~ Bingo ~ Machine stitching, flowers, dies or punches

I'm particulary happy today as youngest son gets his own PC so I get this one all to myself yeah! more time for blogging and commenting :o)
Have a fabulous day and enjoy the sunshine
Big Hugs


New Magnolia Envelope Dies

Hello dear crafters, 
I just popped by as I'm excited to show you these lovely new Magnolia envelope dies, when I looked at the new dies that came out I loved the pretty look of these instantly and knew what I wanted to do with them, hope you like it...

This smaller envelope die is great for making a pocket in your papers for a tag...

A you can see I've gone mad with the ol' frantage again lol, I really love this stuff and don't think I can make a card without it now. 
The gorgeous papers are called 4th April from the Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics. 
Pearls are Kort & Godt 
flowers are WOC
Tilda watering ~ Painted in distress reinkers
Hope you like it. xxx


A Creative Romance and Candy

Good morning everyone,
I'm sure by now you have heard of this new challenge blog that will launch on the 1st May

I am very proud to say I shall be on the design team along with a very talented group of ladies,  most of them you have probably seen on the blog as we introduce ourselves each day leading upto the 1st of May.
There will be lots of lovely candy up for grabs as each DT member introduce themselves.

I also have candy so please just leave a comment at the bottom of this post to enter and don't forget you must be a follower of the 
We have had lots of fun getting to know each other and I know this is going to be a fun adventure, I hope you will join in the challenges with us.
See you soon


Frantage & Tilda

Good afternoon Crafters, I wanted to show you my second card I made using Frantage, the new craze sweeping my craft room lol, I'm truly addicted to using it, I bought three pots and I just want to frantage everything in sight :o)
Of course I started with my favourite little Tilda with wooden spoon.

Below I've used the little rolling pin amongst the flowers and coloured it green with a copic pen

And here is the little tag that's sits in the top pocket

For this card I've used;
Emily lace, Green & cream vintage check ribbon, sweetheart flowers, Kort & Godt Chrysanthemums and beaded roses, Ivory rolled rose, teapot charm, felt (heart)
Green self adhesive pearls. 
The gorgeous papers are Maja design Vintage Spring Basics 
Totally Gorgeous ~ Spring shades
I've just added a short tutorial on my tutorial page for cutting pretty card blanks if anyone wishes to know how :o)
Thanks for stopping by, I'm off to do some more Frantaging (if that's a word lol) I'll add the first card I used frantage on tomorrow...
Have a great Sunday.

Another beautiful Ribbon Girl giveaway...

Good morning Crafters 
Just popped by to tell you about the gorgeous give-away at The Ribbon Girl today
look at these beauties, all the info is on the Ribbon Girl blog today
so don't miss your chance to win...
...all you have to do is leave a comment over at The Ribbon Girl blog
become a follower if your not one already and pop a link on your blog back to the The Ribbon Girl
Good luck :o)

Addicted to Stamps Challenge and Blog Hop

We are all celebrating at
as it's our

For the next two weeks we are celebrating with a new challenge and a blog hop.
If you haven't joined in on a blog hop before all you need to do is visit ADDICTED TO STAMPS BLOG to begin, visit each member of the DT and leave a comment on each persons blog, the last stop on the hop will be the challenge blog.
Please hop over to the Addicted To Stamps Challenge blog for more details & there you can also see our list of lovely sponsors and prizes.
If you are visiting me today on the blog hop and you have arrived on my blog from

 then you are on the right track, if you have lost you way pop back to the ATSCchallenge blog and the blog hop order is available to see there. 

Our challenge this fortnight is 
& please add a birthday greeting to your card

This is my Birthday card for the hop 
I have used Tilda with little pocket
This gorgeous pure silk, celery colour ribbon, diamante embellishment and watering can charm are from the Ribbon Girl, all roses from WOC. 


The next stop on the blog hop is


Good luck and thanks for joining us for our 2nd Birthday blog hop, & don't forget in order to win one of the fabulous prizes you need to comment on all the DT's blogs & the Addicted To Stamps Challenge blog.

See you later