The Ribbon Girl Magnolia Only ~ Girl Card / Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia ~ Girls only

Good morning
 and Happy Mother's Day to all Mums celebrating today.
This is my first coloured image since my eye op, it was great painting again I forgot how relaxing it is.
This card is for The Ribbon Girl Magnolia Only Challenge and the theme is A Girl Card

  Melissa Frances Organza Pink Pouf Tulle Ribbon, 'Gertrude' Lace, Summer Pink Seam Binding, Prima Resin Angels, 3mm Ivory String Pearls, Rose Bud Semi-Open pale Pink, 10mm & 20mm Open Roses, Beaded Stamen Pink/White and Stickles Stardust.
This challenge is sponsored by the wonderful
Magnolia of Sweden
Today also sees the start of another challenge at 
and the theme there is also Girls Only
So my card is for both Challenges (except the LHOSM doesn't actually start until 2pm this afternoon) so pop by and check out the full details at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia

 Have fun making those Girly cards for both Challenges
and thank you for stopping by
Have a lovely day today all you Mums.
Teresa xxx


A Creative Romance ~ Spring Flowers

Hello, good morning  
and how are you today?
Time for another challenge card
This card with lots of Spring Blossom is for
 A Creative Romance Spring Flowers Challenge

...and the inside

I've used pretty lace from Live & Love Crafts
My favourite Champagne Pure Silk Ribbon from The Ribbon Girl, String Pearls, Resin Birdhouse, Gutterman topstitch thread and flatback Pearls, also from The Ribbon Girl.
Pop over to A Creative Romance and see the wonderful inspiration that awaits you, then come and join us in this lovely easy challenge. 
See you there


The Beach

Good morning :o) 
It's a cold, bleak day here today, I hope you've got better weather than us, it's so miserable and damp here...
but never mind it's sunny in the craft room because I've made a card with a beach theme to warm myself up, thinking of warmer, sunny days to come (we can hope) 
This one I made using the new Pion Papers called Shoreline Treasures
I've added shells in the corner and blue rhinestones for bubbles
This is a lovely piece of chipboard fishnet panel with cheesecloth & blossoms
With extra shells on one tag and a bottle of shells on the other
...Yes I can definitely feel the warm sun on my body now (or is that the radiator) as long as I don't look out the window I can dream :)
       Thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day and keep warm.


You're Sew Special

  At a time when I was feeling very low, it was the 6th anniversary of my dear sons passing and I couldn't craft because my eyes were swollen and sore after the operation, I received a wonderful gift from a very special lady, a fellow crafter and even though we've never met I couldn't believe the generosity of this lady, crafter's really are the most wonderful, thoughtful people.
So as a thank you I sent this card and she emailed me to say she liked it very much :)
Thank you from the bottom of my heart, I will never forget your kindness. 
Big hugs


Pink Perfume

Good morning and a happy Sunday to you :)

And it's another criss cross card from me today using more pretty papers, I love this paper and...
Gutterman Top stitch thread, 'Edwina' Deep Scalloped Cream Lace, 25mm Dusky Pink Satin Ribbon, Bronze Filligree Heart Charm, Pretty Pink Blossom & Darjeeling Pink Blossom.
 all the above goodies can be found at 
Something I made during the time my eyes were bad was this little vase, I covered the glass vase with garden twine ( wrapped round and glued on) then added Lace, a pretty Flower, Pearl String & Hemp Twine from The Ribbon Girl
(Roses are from Dunelm)
Hope you like it, sorry my photo was terrible. 
and before I go, there's a great prize giveaway at The Ribbon Girl today, just look at these gorgeous goodies
... all you have to do is leave a comment on the blog here
Good luck.

Have yourself an enjoyable Sunday and see you tomorrow with another card :)


Pink Cherry Blossom

Good morning, just keeping the old blog ticking over with another criss cross card from my draft folder, can't believe I have over 30 cards sitting there, most of which have been there since before Christmas lol, never mind they will come in handy forthcoming challenges no doubt.
So how are you today? hope you are feeling warmer than I am, it's bright & sunny but gone very cold again :(
 I thought it was supposed to be spring! 
Oh well, today's card was made with Pion papers, dusky pink satin ribbon, pretty 'blanche' Lace, both from The Ribbon Girl
blossom flowers are Petaloo called Penny Lane and the die cut bunting is a Penny Black die. 
Right, time for a coffee I think, I managed to make 4 cards yesterday so I'm feeling really happy!
Have a lovely day


Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia ~ Flower Power

Hello and good afternoon, 
What gorgeous weather we have today
I'm hoping hubby and I can get out today, maybe do a bit of shopping.
It's a Flower Power Challenge today at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia
and I have made this card for a special lady for her Birthday
normally I would have coloured up a Tilda but as I'm still struggling to see properly I have used some Magnolia stamps and a Magnolia die.

I've used pretty designer papers, Magnolia Christmas Lace Die, Magnolia stamps Postcard and Sentiment, the pretty roses (large and small) and Pink Pearls are from The Ribbon Girl and so is the Dusky Rose Satin Ribbon.
 I recently bought the Martha Stewart  Hydrangeas punch and that's what I used for my little paper flowers and I've put some flower soft into a little glass vial and added that too (love those) The heart is a chipboard piece from Blue Fern Studios.
Hope you can join us at LHOSM for this flower power challenge, who doesn't love using flowers eh? 
That's it from me, have yourself a wonderful Sunday and a great week ahead. 


A saucer of milk ~ Ribbon Girl Challenge ~ Animals

Good morning,
 I hope you are well :)
It's a scheduled post today, as you know I'll be recovering from an eye operation so here goes...

The Ribbon Girl Lovely Lili Challenge has started today and the theme is Animals
I made this one some time ago 
using these gorgeous Ribbon Girl goodies;

White Flat Fan Pattern Lace, 25mm Yellow Satin Ribbon, Wooden Heart Button, Lemon Lillies, Ivory Rose Hip Buds, White Carnation and Vintage Style Ivory Cotton Lace.
Thank you for stopping by I will be back crafting soon and I will catch up with your lovely blogs.
Take care and enjoy your Sunday 


Gents card

Just a quickie post to show you this Gentleman's card I made using Maja papers and these gorgeous goodies from
 Navy Satin Ribbon, Mixed Dahlia Stormy Skies, Darjeeling Mini Mixed Grey/Blue Blossom Flowers, Prima Resin Clocks, Clock Face Charm, Cheesecloth and Gutterman Topstitch Thread.
Tomorrow I am going into hospital to get my ongoing eye problem sorted (hopefully) it will be so nice to have my eyesight back to normal, you've probably noticed I haven't used any coloured images for a while, I haven't been able to see them properly to paint them :(
luckily I have a few older ones in my draft folder to use for upcoming challenges. Also tomorrow is the 6th anniversary of our dear son Jason passing away, a very sad day.

Take care and see you again soon. 


Ribbon Girl ~ Card Challenge ~ Birthday

Good morning, 
It's the first Sunday in March which means it's time for a Card Challenge at The Ribbon Girl today and our challenge is Birthdays. 

I loved making this one using these gorgeous goodies from
38mm Ivory Scrunched Taffeta Ribbon, Vintage Style Diamante Brooch, 'Chantal' Lace, 'Amelia' Lace,  ZVA Rhinestone Swirl, Cherry Blossom, Lillies,

So it's a nice easy challenge today I hope you will join us at
 The Ribbon Girl blog.
The prizes are 
a stamp of your choice from 
and a £10 Gift Voucher for The Ribbon Girl


Thank you for stopping by enjoy your Sunday