Magnolia Only Challenge at The Ribbon Girl

Good morning dear Crafters
I hope you are well.
Today is the last Sunday of the month which means it's time for The Magnolia Only Challenge over at The Ribbon Girl
and this months theme is to use Pearls

I've used this delightful Magnolia Santa stamp and painted him with distress inks, keeping that golden look to match this gorgeous honey gold ribbon and the flowers. 

From The Ribbon Girl I've used
25mm Honey Gold Satin Ribbon, Cones Frosted Brown, 11mm Rusty Jingle Bells, Gold Metallic Twine, Cotton Paper Flowers Mixed Dahlia Barley Sugar, Gutterman Top stitch Thread, 3mm Chocolate Mix Self Adhesive Pearls, Liberty Bells and Stickles Stardust

Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate it.
Take care and have a relaxing Sunday.


Vintage Friendship Card

Hello and good afternoon dear Crafters, 
Be prepared for a lot of pics with this one :)
I really enjoyed making it, it's a sketch I love to use and I found it here on the Pion Blog (love their creations) 

Sepia view
The pretty corner

The tags

With the box
 Have you seen the spectacular 5 year Anniversary giveaway at Pion here
you have a chance to win these gorgeous set of 
Siri's Kitchen papers
For my card I have used beautiful Pion paper and these fantastic Ribbon Girl Goodies;
32mm Pale Blue Pure Silk Ribbon, 32mm 'Clementine' Ivory Embroidered Tulle Lace,
3mm Self Adhesive Flatback Pearls (Browns and Ivory) 10mm Dusky Blue Open Roses, 20mm Ivory Open Roses, Gutterman Top Stitch Thread, 8mm 'Rebecca' Ivory Vintage Style Fine Scalloped Lace, Blue Button Twine & Bronze Key Charm.
Thank you for stopping by
 see you soon



Good afternoon, 
 This is another Lili of the Valley card I made recently using one of the new stamps called
 Cold hands, Warm heart. 
Also the two sentiment stamps are LOTV too.

I used Pion papers and these gorgeous Ribbon Girl goodies
 13mm Rusty Jingle Bells, Natural Button Twine, Stardust Stickles, Veronica Flat Lace, Ecru 25mm Satin Ribbon and flowers from the Eastern Spice Mixed Dahlia. 

Thank you for stopping by have a wonderful Sunday xxx



Good evening all, 
 I hope you are well.
I have another card to show you and a little 'kind of sad' news
First of all this is my card I made over the weekend, using lots of gorgeous The Ribbon Girl goodies...

25mm Blackberry & Heliotrope Satin Ribbon, 32mm 'Clementine' Ivory Embroidered Tulle Lace, Chrysanthemums, 15mm Lilac Open Rose, Lilac Rose Buds, Prima Treasures Butterflies, 3mm Ivory Pearl String, 5mm Mixed Lilacs Flat Back Pearls, Gutterman Top Stitch Thread, Bronze Heart Charm and Lilac Hemp Twine.
The beautiful papers are by Pion.
My news is that I stepped down from two wonderful design teams this week and although I am sad at doing this my reason for doing it is a happy one...
You all know how I've longed for my family to come home from the States, well a month ago they did and are now living back here, last Sunday I was standing on a football pitch shouting to the top of my quiet little voice lol encouraging my grandsons in their football games and realised this is what I want to do now, I've missed 6 & a half years of them growing up and I don't want to miss any more, I want to be at as many games as possible to cheer them on and be there for them whenever I can, I've missed them so much. 
I'm not giving up on card making I really love & enjoy it, I just want to spend more time with my family. 
Special thanks to LHOSM leader Sara and the girls and to Becky, Jenny and the girls at A Creative Romance, I've enjoyed being part of these wonderful teams. 
Thank you for stopping by,
see you again soon with more cards 


The Ribbon Girl ~ Lovely Lili Challenge ~ Flowers

Good morning all, 
I hope you are enjoying a relaxing Sunday.
It's the Lovely Lili challenge today at 
The Ribbon Girl 
and the theme is to use flowers, who can resist using them :) 
Here's my card, I've used this sweet Lili of the Valley stamp called 'A Christmas Carol' aren't they just the cutest stamps I love this one, yes I know I love all of them. 

From The Ribbon Girl I used 

 25mm Berisford Ecru Satin Ribbon, 18mm 'Teresa' Ivory Fine Vintage Lace, The Browns 5mm Flat Back Pearls, Gutterman Top Stitch Thread, Stickles Stardust, Bronze Snowflake Charm and 15mm Open Pink Roses.

Thank you for stopping by, enjoy making those Lili of the Valley cards, don't forget the flowers :)


12th sept A Creative Romance ~ Anything Goes

Good morning Crafters, 
my goodness where's the time going? September 12th already
and it's Friday that means it's another challenge starting at 
 it's a nice easy one ~ Anything Goes
and here's my card

I had to force myself to use these Pion papers as they are one of my favourites called Studio of Memories and I only have few left :(
The gorgeous Ribbon Girl goodies I used are 
 25mm Ecru Satin Berisford Ribbon, 20mm Cream Deep Scalloped Edwina Lace, Floral Cafe Mini Blooms Vintage Grey/Blue, Cameo Small Oval Lady and Gutterman Top Stitch Thread.
Thank you for looking, have fun making your cards we can't wait to see them. 


May your days be Merry & Bright

Good morning Crafters, 
Yes it's a beautiful sunny day outside and I'm making Christmas cards 
What a wonderful hobby crafting is :)

I've used these gorgeous goodies from The Ribbon Girl 
38mm Champagne Silky Crush Ribbon, 11mm Rusty Jingle Bells, Chocolate Brown Button Twine, 17mm 'Astrid' Cream Tulip Lace, Mixed Dahlia Eastern Spice, 3mm Chocolate Mix Flat back Pearls, Bronze Snowflake Charm  and Gutterman Top Stitch Thread. 

Thank you for stopping by, have a wonderful day
Hugs xxx


The Ribbon Girl Card Challenge ~ Ribbons

Good morning,
 it's time for The September Card Challenge at The Ribbon Girl today and we are using Ribbon.
As you know The Ribbon Girl has a wonderful choice of ribbons, this is one of my favourites
25mm Berisford Cream Satin
From The Ribbon Girl I used
25mm Cream Berisford Satin Ribbon, Large Bronze Key Charm, Prima Resin Clock, Mixed Dahlia 'Stormy Skies' Flowers, 22mm Ivory Open Weave Lace, Gutterman Top Stitch Thread, 10mm Blue Open Rose and Stardust Stickles. 

The papers are Maja design and the film ribbon is by Tim Holtz

Thank you for stopping by


Lacy Christmas

Good morning,
 well it's morning lol, the weather doesn't look great but at least it's not raining... at the moment.
This is a Christmas Criss Cross card I made using older Pion papers and a gorgeous lacy square from The Ribbon Girl along with the Red & White Carnations, Burgundy Rolled Rose, Gutterman top stitch thread, Gypsophalia and Gold Metallic Twine.

The Berries are Magnolia, Ribbon from my stash and the little bells are from WOC.
I was really pleased with how this one turned out, I think the lace square is just beautiful.

I'm trying to get round all your blogs, as I've missed so much of your work whilst my family have been here, I will catch up :) 
Take care and have a lovely Monday.