My Lovely Friends

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Mixed Media Box

Hi guys, I'm here today to show you a Mixed Media Box I have created using some of the fabulous products available at

I had the box in my stash just crying out to be altered, so first I began with adding some colour to the wooden box here and there, but mainly on the edges, blending into the middle,

Then  I did some stamping on the box with the worn harlequin stamp by Gummiapan, I love the distressed look on this stamp!! 

As you can see I stamped on the sides too, 
For  the top  display I took the Doodled Circles die by Gummiapan and cut a few layers in Kraft card stock, these I glued together which gives the effect of chipboard,
I glued this down then added some leaves using the Gummiapan Twig with berry right sided die, these I cut out of one of the Pion papers from the Songbirds Secret,

I then finished this off with  some handmade flowers and leaves  in Foamiran,

I finished off my box with these awesome metal feet and handle which come as a set and are a fantastic price, they are available in different styles and sizes too, do check them out!!!

Have a look at all the fabulous products Suha has in her fabulous online store, I think some would make fabulous Christmas Presents for a crafty friend, or why not treat yourself!!!!
Happy Crafting!!!

Sunday, 15 October 2017

It's Snowing!!!

Hi guys, it's challenge time again over at
as usual it's anything goes as long as you use a All Dressed Up image, but there are some freebies available to join in if you don't have any yet,

Can you believe I've done a Christmas themed card again, well winter but it will be sent out at  Christmas, lol
For a change I've coloured this adorable Its Snowing image with my copics, isn't he so cute!!!!!! with his adorable little Robin, and let's face it who doesn't love Snowmen!!! well I do anyway, lol

the papers are by Maja Design from the I wish 6 x 6 paper pad, which I got from Swedish House Crafts, I then finished my card off with  some dies from my stash, adding some liquid applique for the snow effect and a handmade Foamiran flower, 
Don't forget we have a challenge also running on Face Book and if you wish to see more inspiration we are Pinterest too,

Do come and join us,
Happy Crafting!!

*This is my second post for today, I had one on earlier for LHOSM, scroll down if you wish to see it,*


Hi guys, it's time for another challenge over at
this time it's to use a trim,
so ie: ribbon seam binding, lace, twine etc
We are kindly being sponsored by The Rubber Buggy
and seeing as it's nearly Halloween I couldn't resist using some of my Halloween stash!!

I've had these Magnolia Tilda's in my stash for years, but I still think they look fab!!
so after colouring them with my distress re-inkers I fussy cut them out, bending the legs forward on the sitting down one so she actually could sit down,

I also used the background stamp which I masked with an owl stamp both oldies by Magnolia too, these again I coloured with distress re-inkers, I added some lace trim around the outer edges of my easel card and added some tombstones and a scary tree cut with my Silhouette machine,
I then added a skull embellishment again from my stash,

The base section of my easel card, has my Tilda's of course and a coffin top which again I cut with my Silhouette, I couldn't resist adding another skull to this too,

I again added the same lace to this section as well as some flowers, spider and a pumpkin again from my stash,
The fabulous papers I used came from the Maja Design paper pad - Walking in the Forest from Swedish House Crafts, these are fabulous for Autumn based cards including Halloween as you can see,
As you can see I also added a fence die cut too,

I used some more trim on the removable tags, a little black ribbon and finally some twine,

  Then a Pumpkin charm again lurking in my stash!!! LOL

Why not join us in the fun, remember it's to use a trim so it could be other then Halloween, it's entirely up to you!!!

All about Magnolia - all about Fall / Halloween
Magnolia-licious - option Halloween
Midweek Magnolias - Anything goes
Deep Ocean - Colours of Autumn
Marvelous Magnolia - Anything goes
Paradise of Magnolia - Fall/ Halloween
Simply Magnolia - Autumn
The Ribbon Girl - Anything goes
Paradise of stamps - Autumn/Halloween

Happy Crafting!!!

Saturday, 14 October 2017

It's challenge time at.....

The theme is as always anything goes,
so why not get out your Foamiran and join us, we would love to see your foamiran flower creations,
there will be a top three and
you could be in with a chance to win  25 Euro to spend in the 14 Craft bar store

I have made a card for Christmas using some of the fabulous Foamiran, stencil, stamens, berries, and leaf type products all available over at the  14 Craft Bar shop,

So I used some of the fabulous papers from the UHK Gallery Frosty Morning 12" x 12" paper pad, this pad is full of fabulous patterns and colours and also  include some tags, one of which I've used on my card, this I fussy cut out and distressed the edges, to match my background papers,

I used one of the fabulous new stencils this time 06 to make my Poinsettia styled flowers using 012/ light grey Foamiran for the flower heads, these stencils are great as you just use them to trace around with a tooth pick or skewer and then cut them out with your scissors, you can cut out more then one at a time too by placing up to four layers  of Foamiran together, this is also  fab if you don't have a die cutting machine too, I added some colour on the edges of the petals with some Gallery oil pastels in  colour 540,

I added some of the gorgeous 2mm Pearl stamens 2/040 in the centre of the flowers after I glued the layers together, off setting the petals on each layer, then I finished off the flowers with 021 Green Foamiran for a Calyx type backing for my Poinsettias,

I then added some hand cut Holly leaves again from the same stencil using 018/Grass Green, I added some veins onto the cut out leaves using a skewer, then I added a little colour on the edges with some oil pastels and finally added some Snowtex too,
To finish off my card I added some of the lovely red Berries here and there and then I trimmed down one of the fabulous leaves 001, again adding some Snowtex here and there too, these leaves make great fillers for inbetween your flowers,

So don't forget to join us in our challenge,
and check out all the gorgeous products Agnes has in her online shop too,
Happy Crafting!!!

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Fall style Birthday card

Hi all, I'm here today with a Birthday card I made for my Brother-In-Law recently, 
he loves all things nature and seeing as his Birthday was when the leaves start turning I couldn't resist using the adorable fall colours around now,

I used the fabulous Maja Design Walking in the Forest paper pad in 6" x 6" for the backgrounds, I cut these out with the fantastic Gummiapan old paper dies, these work so well for men cards as well as  for ladies too of course,

I decided I wanted to make a frame out of two of the Old paper dies for the centre of my card, I did this by placing the next largest die then the next one down onto a magnetic mat and ran them through my die cutting machine with some card stock on top, the magnetic mat keeps the dies in place so they don't move, I then ran the Designer paper through my die cutting machine with the dies in the same place so it fit onto the cut card stock perfectly,

I then stamped the awesome Reindeer stamp below the text,  I love how this can be used for nature lovers and around Christmas time too,
 I stamped the Reindeer by using my Tim Holtz stamping platform to get the stamp aligned correctly,   
I then stamped the Happy Birthday text stamp onto one of the designer papers and then cut them out into a simple tag shape,

Do check out all the fabulous stamps and die cuts Suha has in store, the prices are amazing, the dies cut cleanly first time and the stamps work fabulously too,

Tim Holtz - Stamping Platform ( Available to Pre- Order)

Happy Crafting!!!

Saturday, 30 September 2017

EEEEEKKKKK Sharing my awesome news!!!!

Hi guys, I am finally able to let you know I am part of the Design team for
14 Craft Bar !!! Whoop Whoop
As you know Agnes has the most fantastic Foamiran and stamens available along with lots of other embellishments and papers too, go check out all the gorgeous things Agnes has in her fabulous online shop,
 I hope to be able to give a little inspiration for you soon and do check out what my awesome teamies are making for your inspiration too over at the 14 Craft Bar blog,
why not follow us and come over to see us and maybe say HI,

We are having our first challenge over at the 14 Craft Bar blog on the
14th Of October,
We  hope to see you there,

Happy Crafting!!!

Friday, 22 September 2017

Pretty in Blue

Hi guys, you may have seen I was so  lucky to win the Giveaway over at 
In it was some gorgeous Foamiran, as well as other fabulous products too, I have the photo on my win on my sidebar,
I know, how lucky am I, !!!
Anyway I have made a few things with the win but thought Id show you some flowers I made recently with some of the fabulous Foamiran  in colour 016,

I coloured my hand designed petals with a Cobalt blue coloured oil pastel - Gallery 538 and a Gallery Violet oil pastel 520, on the tips of the petals, as usual varying the place I put the colours down, 

I hand designed my petals and drew them onto graph paper then used these as a template,

I also made the centre of my flower with the same foam too,

As you can see by varying the petals it gives a different look to each flower,

I then made a calyx to pop behind each flower head too, using 018 Foamiran again from 14 Craft Bar,

These also have wire stems which I will make into a display soon,

Do check out all the other fabulous products 14 Craft Bar sell, wow !!!!

Foamiran 016-MINT

Foamiran 018-GRASS GREEN

This is the fabulous prize I won!!!
Fab giveaway - yeah I won

I have done some other projects with my win too, but that's for another day, Lol
Happy Crafting!!

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Country Tilda in her Country Garden

Hi guys, it's my turn today for some more inspiration for 
Swedish House Crafts,
I love the Country Collection by Magnolia, so I have masked the swing Branch, Happy Swing and Country Tilda together, then I also added the cute Little Westie, this comes with a flower stamp too but this time I haven't used it,

So my image is coloured with my distress re-inkers, .....

.... then I cut out my scene with a Gummiapan die from the Old Papers set, 
I used the totally gorgeous papers by Maja Design to match in with the colours on my image, distressing the edges,

I used this fabulous twig with berry die on the front of my image, 

 then in between a couple of my layers I added the same  die which I simply cut up so I could add them on either side of another fabulous die which is a 4 petal flower die, this comes in 5 different sizes, one shown here and  another used here on the branch,

For another bit of added interest I cut out the doodled circle die in white card stock and again placed it between my layers,
To finish off my scene I added the adorable Westie stamp as mentioned above, we have a Westie so I couldn't  resist it!!! as well as being handy for all the  other Westie lovers out there too,

Full view again,

Products used;
Gummiapan - Old papers Die

Marvelous Magnolia - Anything Goes
Paradise of Magnolia - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl - Anything Goes
Magnolia-licious - Anything Goes

Check out these and all the other gorgeous products over at Swedish House Crafts,
Happy Crafting!!!

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Anything Goes at....

Hi guys, it's time for our latest challenge over at
this time it's Anything Goes. easy right!!!
we are kindly being sponsored by 
Wild orchid Crafts, 

I know I've done a Christmas Card again!!! I think I must be Ill, Lol
So the base of the card is a Go Kreate die, I used some fabulous Pion Papers from my stash,
I coloured the lovely Magnolia scene which has been in my stash for years, but is one of favourites with distress re-inkers, adding some liquid applique for the snow effect,

I also added a little glitter on the road as glistening ice,

I couldn't resist adding this adorable piece from one of the Pion papers too,
To finish it off I added a hand made Poinsettia foamiran flower, I made it following a tutorial by Emilia, love it hun!!!
As you can see I added a little of the same glitter to the petals as the road to tie it all in,

I hope you will  join us in the fun,

All about Magnolia - All about Anything Goes
Midweek magnolias - Anything Goes
Marvelous Magnolia - Anything goes
The Ribbon Girl - Anything Goes
Paradise of magnolia - Holiday
Happy Crafting!!