Thank you so much for taking the time out to visit my little part of the world. Please feel free to have a look around and leave me a message. You'll be updated each week as to what I've been up to and see what our amazing Design Team Diva's over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 have created just for you. Thanks so much for looking at my creations which is a special time just for me.
Hugs to everyone



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Thursday, 8 December 2016


Today over at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge there are two new items I've tried yes the first one is Distressing something I've loved on everyone else's cards apart from my own.  I'm a bit of a neat freak and love clean cut lines on my cards, but don't look at my crafting table in our office definitely not a clean freak and my husband is always asking me how can you find anything on that?  I seem to mange some how and yes I tidied it up yesterday.  But I'm still not sure about Distressing, I was Stressed more by making the decision to Distress.  Secondly I'm using a new sponsor this week which I haven't used before and found this beautiful Magnolia image which went perfectly with my Magnolia Lane design paper pad 6x6.  If you don't know me by now I adore colouring flower images.

Sponsor's for this weeks Challenge #307

Little Blue Button Stamps 

and our other sponsor this week is 

Lemon Shortbread Digistamps

Our theme this week is 
Anything Goes

Have fun this week and I look forward to seeing your creative work and don't forget to drop by to the other deign team member over at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge and see what they have created using our sponsors images.

Challenges I'm Entering:

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Mauve Bazzill
3. Design Papers: Magnolia Lane by Ultimate Crafts

4. Image: Magnolia by Little Blue Button Stamps
5. Colour Medium: Copics

6. Embellishments: Green flat backed Pearls, Pink Organza Ribbon and this beautiful Ribbon Flower and gems centre which I was sent a packet of for my birthday from a lovely crafting friend from England.

7. Spellbinders Dies, Petite Ovals Large,  Petite Ovals Large Scalloped, Classic Circles Large, Tear Drop dies.

8.  Tools Used:

9. With Love embossing folder from Cuttlebug

 10. Inside and the back of my card.

Take care and happy crafting and I so look forward to visiting your blogs this coming week.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Elfie Boo's Christmas Lights

Welcome to my blog.  Guess what only 18 more sleeps before Santa arrives.

It was lovely looking at everyone's cards this fortnight and seeing how creative everyone is.

This fortnight we have another lovely sketch which I hope you'll have fun with which I did.

Sketch #79
Yes we are going backwards with the number and this was a sketch that was meant to be used last year and was.

Here's my card using our sponsors image from Lacy Sunshine Stamps.

I loved making this card with this sweet image called
" Elfie Boo's Christmas Lights "

This fortnight our sponsor is Lacy Sunshine Stamps


Heather Valentin  is  creative ,  award winning,  modern-day  fantasy and  whimsical  artist who has displayed a dynamic and vibrant energy while painting professionally for over 18 years. 
She  began to express herself creatively through movement at a very young age. 
For many years she studied dance, being drawn to forms that allowed creative self expression, all the while feeling this constant urge to create with her hands. The canvas is now her dance floor where color, beauty and drama are expressed through her every pencil sketch and  brush stroke. Her  subjects vary from fairies, fantasy, mermaids, vampires, dragons, wildlife, abstract and more. She is one who is inspired in a single moment. Her  dreams, moods and the the unfolding beauty of the world around her is what charts her dance for the day. She is most alive when sketching and painting, creating timeless pieces that reflect her heart and soul. Drawing breathes life into her soul- it enables her to reach out and touch lives. This gives her a place in the world one character and painting at a time.
Heather's  artist portfolio  has  expanded to include such  clients  as   Pepsi, Outback Steakhouse, Nabisco, Zephryhils  and can now be found  at Laguna Art, Third Stone Art Gallery and Sausalito Art Galleries, along with commercial and private collections across 
the globe. 
Her latest foray is to immortalize her popular drawn characters Eleanor and Pickles in a children's book of their own.

Our lucky winner will receive
3 digital image of their choice from
Lacy Sunshine Stamps

Don't forget to check out Heather online store she has some totally amazing images.

Now check out what the design team Elve's  have created for you using Lacy Sunshine Stamps over at 

Challenges I'm Entering:
I've used both dies and a punch.

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Pine Forest by Bazzill
3. Design Papers: Scraps from years ago.

4. Image: Elfie Boo's Christmas Lights
5. Colour Medium: Copics

6. Embellishments: Flower from Wild Orchid, Merry & Bright Sentiment from Cuddly Buddly Designs, Silver Brad and Silver gemstones and Aqua star all from my stash.

7. Tools Used.

8.  Glossy Accents for Elfie Boo's Eyes and the Christmas Lights.

9. Dies Used: Spellbinders Classic Large Circle and Tear Drip dies.

10. Martha Stewart Leaf Punch.

11. With love embossing folders from Cuttlebug.

12. Inside and the back of my card.

Take care wishing you all a wonderful fortnight and happy crafting.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Chubby Snowman

Good morning and welcome to my blog, it's the last day of the month and today I'm turning another year older I wish I was 25 again.  
I've made this card for Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge #306 and the theme is Anything Goes.
I loved looking at all the wonderful cards you all created last week.

My boys finish school tomorrow and then they are on their summer holidays for 8 weeks, wow wouldn't it be great to be a teenager again.  

This week I've used one of our sponsors images 
Chubby Snowman by The Stamping Boutique

Our lucky winner this week will receive

2 Digital Images of the winners choice , there are so many amazing images to choose from Tracey Mainofski is an amazing artist.

You can check out her wonderful images 

and the challenge blog here:

Blog - http://thestampingboutiquechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the design team have created over at 

I look forward to visiting your blogs and checking out your creations.

Challenges I'm Entering:

Card Recipe:

1. Base White:  SU
2. Coloured card: Red Bazzill 
3. Design Papers: Christmas pack from Rosies Studios 6 x6 

4. Image: Chubby Snowman by The Stamping Boutique
5. Colour Medium: Copics, Gold Gel Pen and Black Embossing Pen
6. Tools used:

7. Dies Used: Spellbinders Tear Drop
and Classic Circles Large.

8. Embellishments:
Gold pearls, Red Velvet Ribbon, Martha Stewart White Glitter.

9. Inside my card:
Happy Christmas die unknown manufacture, Red Velvet Ribbon and Cuttlebug Embossing Folder With Love.

Wish you an amazing week and happy crafting.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Snowman Song

Welcome to Wednesday.   I have another card for you this week for 
Challenge # 305 this weeks theme Anything Goes and I'm so looking forward to visiting your blogs.
Here's my card using this cute image from our sponsor
Snowman Song by Crafty Sentiments.

Don't forget to visit Crafty Sentiments Designs they have so many wonderful images.

Store - http://www.craftysentimentsdesigns.co.uk/

This week Crafty Sentiments are offering our lucky winner 
Prize -3 digis of winners choice

Here's another view of my card.

1. Base: White SU
2. American Craft Card Green
3. Design Paper: Scraps of Kaisercarft Papers

4. Colour Medium: Copics
5. Tools Used.

6. Dies Used Spellbinders Classic Squares.

7. Embellishments:
a. Gold flat back Pearls
b. Red Valvert Ribbon from my stash
c. Music Paper
d. Gold flat back Pearls

8. Inside and the back of my card.

Wishing you all a wonderful week and happy crafting with only 30 days to Christmas.