And another Christmas card...

Good afternoon, just a quickie post,
I hope your day is going well :o)
I've been busy Autumn cleaning the house today, well I can't say Spring cleaning it but  it's all done and looking fresh, clean and tidy so now it's crafty time :o)
 yes it's another criss cross card from me today
with ribbon, lace, gypsophalia and Ivory roses from The Ribbon Girl. 

Take care, enjoy the rest of your day


Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia

Hello, I'm back again (2nd post) to let you know there's a new challenge at 
Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia and it's 
Add a Charm
I've made this Joy Fold card using Gucci Tilda and I've added this gorgeous little bag charm I bought from Live & Love crafts

The papers are Maja design and I've used Roses and Lace from The Ribbon Girl. 
That's it from me for today, time to go shopping with hubby, I will most likely be back tomorrow with another card to show you.
I hope you can join us in this LHOSM Challenge and have a relaxing Sunday, Ooh and don't forget Downton Abbey tonight ;)

September Ribbon Girl Magnolia Only Challenge ~ One for the Boys

Hiya Crafters :)
How are you today? I hope you're enjoying your weekend, I had a lovely time yesterday visiting my parents, they are absolutely besotted with their two new little kittens, so I was listening to all the mischief they've been getting in to lol but they are very cute!
Okay back to business :) 
It's the last Sunday of the month and that means it's time for another Magnolia Only Challenge at The Ribbon Girl
This month it's... One for the Boys

This is cute Edwin with skis, painted with distress reinkers
and from The Ribbon Girl I've used
25mm Faux Hessian Natural, 20mm & 10mm Blue Roses, Chocolate Brown Mix Flatback Pearls, 10mm Cream Tiny Pom Pom Bobble Trim, Natural Hemp Twine, Rusty Jingly Bells and Stickles.
with Pion papers, LOTV sentiment and Magnolia Star Tag, embossed with gold edges and Magnolia sentiment.
There are two fabulous prizes to be won 
A Magnolia stamp of your choice from Magnolia Sweden
and a £10 gift voucher from Mary & Andrea to spend at The Ribbon Girl  online store

Two fabulous prizes I'm sure you will agree, so have fun making those Magnolia boys cards
and I hope you have a wonderful Sunday


Christmas Criss Cross with red velvet ribbon lace

Good morning, just a quickie as I'm off to see my Mum & Dad today, to take them a few goodies, I feel like Little Red Riding Hood lol, just hope the big bad wolf doesn't pay a visit :)
For this Criss Cross Card I've used Christmas papers by Pion
Velvet ribbon lace and Red Roses from The Ribbon Girl
Berries & Winter Cones from my stash
The Gold Bells were from Wild Orchid Crafts
Have a great day and see you tomorrow


Tilda's Town ~ Christmas

Hello again, 
Friday, 3 o'clock, it can only mean it's time for another Tilda's Town Challenge :)
This week our theme is Christmas
It's been ages since I painted up this cute Tilda with lamp and I do love her, she's an oldie but a goodie :)
For this one I used this gorgeous Beatrice Antique Lace, Lilac Satin Ribbon, White Roses Pearl Brads and Lilac Pearls from The Ribbon Girl
I hope you will come along and join us at Tilda's Town  for our Christmas challenge.

and as always there's a chance to win a $10 certificate to spend at
Tilda's Town Online Store  (with free shipping worldwide)

Here's a little about the store...
Tilda's Town is a most magical shop specializing in Magnolia Stamps. We carry over 1,100 stamps in stock at all times. We offer FREE worldwide shipping on every order, every day. You can also save up to an additional 20% on your purchase by using one of our famous coupon codes. Visit us at Tilda's Town and live the magic. 

Have fun creating

A Creative Romance ~ Winged things

Good morning 
 I'm here today to let you know there's a new challenge over at 
 A Creative Romance
today and our theme is Fairytale or Winged Creations
I chose this beautiful stamp...
A Christmas Prayer by LOTV 

The Aqua satin ribbon, Ivory Rolled Rose, Beaded Gypsophalia and Pearl trim Lace are all from The Ribbon Girl
Have fun making your winged creations and don't forget to check back at
to see if you are last weeks winner or in the top 3
Have a great day


Apple delight :)

Good morning dear Crafters,
 I hope you are well today.

I made this card yesterday for a few challenges
This gorgeous Maja paper arrived from Live & Love crafts and I just couldn't wait to use it,
the tiny apples and shabby ribbon are also from Live & Love crafts.
 I painted Joyful Tilda with distress reinkers,
Roses & Cherry Blossom are from Wild Orchid Crafts
Chrysanthemums and gorgeous lace, Taffeta ribbon, Daisy-May with apples charm and teapot charm are from The Ribbon Girl


1) Shabby Tearoom ~ The Splendor of Fall (apple embellishments and apple papers)
2) Totally Tilda ~ Food Glorious Food
3) Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Inspired by Autumn
That's it for me today, thanks for all your lovely comments, it was lovely visiting your blogs. 
I've got a busy day ahead...crafting!  :)
I hope you have a lovely day


Midweek Magnolias ~ Warm & Cosy

Good morning all, 
Today sees the start of another challenge over at Midweek Magnolias
and our theme is Warm & Cosy
So any Magnolia Tilda wearing a coat, or a Magnolia Animal, or even feathers on your Magnolia creations  :)

I chose Tilda carol singing, wrapped up warm in her hat, coat and boots.
I've used Pion papers, LOTV sentiment and a Magnolia sentiment on the tag, with a bit of gold embossing on both tags.
Large red flower with beaded center, berries, roses, velvet ribbon lace and bow on tag are all from The Ribbon Girl. 

I hope you will join us in our challenge of Warm & Cosy
we are looking forward to seeing your creations
Ooh by the way my arm is better and my eye feels likes it's on the mend, just 2 more days of treatment yeah! Thanks for your good wishes :)
Have a great day


Cherish the Moments

Good morning Crafters :)
I hope you are feeling well today
What's happening to me? first my eye, now I have a dead arm, think I've trapped a nerve or something it's very painful, do you just get to a certain age and everything 
starts falling apart lol
Well, here's another from my draft folder :)
I love these delicate designs of papers 
'Cherish the Moments'

With a gorgeous pale blue faux silk ribbon bow, pretty flower guipure lace, blue button twine, the blues pearl flatbacks and floral heart charm all from The Ribbon Girl
and of course Pion papers
Hope you like it, I am off to have some breakfast so I can take a couple of painkillers :(
then it's a cooking day for me, batch cooking for my freezer again. 
oh it's a shame for me this week lol
Have a great day and see you tomorrow.
Big hugs to you


Remember I'm here for you... always ~ Criss Cross Card

Good morning all, 
Well I may not be able to craft much because of my poorly eye but I do have 28...
yes, can you believe it 28 cards in my draft folder on my blog, I really need to start blogging them all, so I'm going to start off with this one.

'Remember I'm here for you...Always'

These beautiful papers are Pion design
the gorgeous Embroidered lace is from The Ribbon Girl, along with the Taffeta Ribbon, green pearls, Lilies & Chrysanthemums.
The sentiment is a Joanna Sheen one. 
Well I managed to do some die-cutting yesterday and with the help of my sons magnifier (he uses for painting tiny models) I painted a couple of images, I just hope they look alright lol.

Have a super week and I will try to blog another one of my cards each day this week,
 I've got to get them all blogged  :) 


The Ribbon Girl Vintage Giveaway

Yes, The Ribbon Girls are having another super giveaway
this time it's this beautiful Vintage collection, including one of those gorgeous brooches

But you have to be in it to win it :)
 so pop on over to The Ribbon Girl Blog leave a comment saying how you would use these gorgeous goodies, don't forget you must be a follower of the blog and have a link on your blog back to The Ribbon Girl Store
Good luck everyone. 


Good morning and happy Sunday to you :)
Today is Here come the Boys Challenge again and didn't that last fortnight go quick, my goodness soon be Christmas!

This week we have the lovely theme of Baby Boy cards
all together aaahhhhh :)

I made this one using Maja papers, 
lovely lace, Pearls, String Pearls and Roses from The Ribbon Girl
I've used Frantage on the heart banner, the lovely bottle charm and resin frame were from Live & Love Crafts.
(I apologise for the short post, if you haven't  already seen on facebook, I've got a poorly eye and having to use antibiotics ointment four times a day so my vision is a little blurry, I was worried I wouldn't be able to craft but I've been die-cutting leaves and other useful die-cuts today, well I can't stay out of the craft room can I lol.)
I hope you can come along and join us at Here come the Boys for this lovely new challenge, your cards for the Blue Christmas challenge were brilliant. 
Have a fantastic Sunday


The Ultimate in beautiful bling from The Ribbon Girl

Good Afternoon all,
Today I want to show you the Ultimate in Bling
This Stunning Brooch is one of a collection from The Ribbon Girl

Isn't it a beauty and there's more, take a look at these beauties below

All available from The Ribbon Girl
Empress' Vintage Style Brooch, 60mm Lilac Scrunched /Pleated Taffeta Ribbon, Lilac Hemp Twine, Liking Lilac Self Adhesive Flatback Pearls.
Go on treat yourself :) 
Have a great weekend and I'll be back here tomorrow
Love & hugs 



Good morning dear Crafters
I hope you are well and have had a great weekend.
I just thought I would share another Criss Cross card with you, this one is made using the new Pion Papers called Wintertime in Swedish Lapland

The pretty 'Angelica' lace, 
Red Satin Ribbon, 
and Daisy-May Skating charm
 are all from The Ribbon Girl
If I don't get on here much this week it's because hubby is home from work on a weeks holiday and I obviously want to spend as much time as possible with him.
Take care and I hope you have a great week


DT Tilda's Town ~ Use A Background Stamp

Good afternoon, 
Time for another challenge over at Tilda's Town today where our new challenge is
 Use A Background Stamp
As you can see I've masked Jam Tilda sitting on the Chocolate Tins and used the Chocolate stamp in the corner and on the tag. 
Painted with distress inks.
I've used the beautiful Sofiero papers by Maja Design.
This gorgeous 40mm 'Gertrude' Embroidered Net Lace over the top of 25mm Grape Satin Berisford Ribbon, 2 Pearl Brads, all Roses, Chrysanthemums, White Starburst Stamen, Pink Hemp Twine and Sugar & Spice Pearls all from The Ribbon Girl

I hope you will come along and join us at Tilda's Town  for our background stamp challenge.

and as always there's a chance to win a $10 certificate to spend at
Tilda's Town Online Store  (with free shipping worldwide)

Here's a little about the store...
Tilda's Town is a most magical shop specializing in Magnolia Stamps. We carry over 1,100 stamps in stock at all times. We offer FREE worldwide shipping on every order, every day. You can also save up to an additional 20% on your purchase by using one of our famous coupon codes. Visit us at Tilda's Town and live the magic. 

Yesterday we had no internet for the whole day,  it was really strange :(
I actually had to use that machine that picks up bits of the carpets lol,  I did my whole house and caught up with the washing, thank goodness the internet is back on today and fingers crossed it stays on.  :)
Well I hope you have a great weekend, doing lots of crafting



Good morning dear Crafters
I hope you are well today.
This is my card for the Midweek Magnolias Challenge today 
 our new challenge is 
Autumn Colours
I loved making this one I haven't used this So Spooky Tilda for ages and she is lovely to colour, I coloured her with distress reinkers, used green frantage around her and used clusters of greens, oranges & beige roses
also do you like my little broom? I saw those whilst shopping and thought they will come in handy one day on a card, well they've been sat in my 'odd embellishments' box long enough :)
the gorgeous lace was part of a gift from Sandy at Live & Love Crafts for my being GDT this month (Thank you Sandy) 
Well I hope the weather is going to cheer up, it's a bit of a dull start here today, I can barely see the keyboard. 
Have a lovely day



Good morning
I just wanted to post this second card using one of those Nicecrane Vintage Children images
I do love these they are so beautiful.
On this one I've used 'Emily' Lace, Lilac Taffeta Ribbon, Pearl Trim, Ivory Resin Dove, Liking Lilac Pearls, Key & Lock Charms all from The Ribbon Girl
Mixture of flowers & Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts
Whimsy sentiment.
And now for a wonderful giveaway, look what the The Ribbon Girl are giving away to one lucky follower
To be in with a chance of winning these gorgeous goodies just leave a comment on The Ribbon Girl Blog and mention this giveaway on your blog with a link back to The Ribbon Girl Online Store, one lucky winner will be chosen on Saturday 15th September.
Good luck!

Have a wonderful week and see you again soon :)