Thursday, 31 October 2013

Aspire Crafts Design Team Projects....A collection of my samples....

Hello lovelies!
Well I am very excited about this post today as I am sharing the news that I have been chosen to be on the design team for
I am really excited about making samples for this company. I am working with a fabulously talented group of designers who will also be sharing samples of their creations with you all.
Aspire Crafts has a page on Facebook which you can find HERE 
and also a group for you to share your creations using Aspire products.
The group is called...
Click on the link to join the group on Facebook.
I have been having a lovely time making samples using the gorgeous
and I have also been playing with the fabulous
I love using these. I have used Promarkers on some, gilding flakes, metal leaf,  paint, distress ink and other types of mediums. I love how you can make them look so different.
Here are the samples I have to show you so far...

I absolutely love the Vintage Bloom Collection.
Hop over to the
and enjoy some crafty shopping!
Thanks for stopping by today I really do appreciate your visits.
I will be back soon to show you some more samples using this gorgeous collection!
Have fun and happy crafting,
lots of love

Monday, 21 October 2013

Joanna Sheen - Design Team Tutorial

Hello lovelies and welcome to my Distressing Technique Tutorial.
This is my design team tutorial which is over on the

 First of all you will need the following materials...

7"x7" card blank ~ Sanding tool ~  DAISY & FRIENDS CD ROM AVAILABLE TO BUY ON THE JOANNA SHEEN WEBSITE ~ Distress Ink Frayed Burlap ~ Blending Tool ~ Distressing Tool ~ Ribbon ~ Buttons ~ Twine ~ Ruler.

Using your sanding tool, sand the edges of the card blank. Use your blending tool to then add the Frayed Burlap ink around the rough edges.
From the cd print off two sheets of decorative paper that co-ordinate. Also print of a Daisy Topper.
Trim the flowery paper to 6"x6". Use a ruler along each edge and tear the edge towards you to create a distressed edge.
Ink the edges with frayed burlap and use double-sided tape to attach to the card blank.
Trim a strip of check paper to fit along the left of the card.
Tear around each edge to create a distressed look.
Ink the edges as before and scrunch the paper into a ball.
Carefully unfold and ink lightly over some of the creases.
Attach a length of ribbon to the right of the card and tie a bow. Use silicon glue to attach the creased panel so it is slightly raised.
Trim the topper and distress the edges using the distressing tool.
Ink around the edges and use silicon glue to attach over the ribbon. To finish, thread twine through two buttons, and glue these to the card along with three other buttons as shown. Stamp a Happy Birthday greeting in the bottom right corner.
I hope you have enjoyed my Distressing Technique Tutorial.
Thank you for stopping by today.
Happy Crafting,
lots of love

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Joanna Sheen Challenge - My Design Team Card...

Well time is certainly flying by, here we have another Sunday, which means another fantastic challenge over at the
Challenge 44 is a fabulous theme...
'Button It Up'.
I loved working to this theme and here is my card that I made for this challenge...

I have used the

Daisy and Friends CD 

I would love you to stop by tomorrow, I have a tutorial of how I made this card, it will be over on the Joanna Sheen blog and also here too.

We would love to see your creations for the

'Button It Up' Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Have fun and happy crafting,
lots of love

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Forever Friends Cards...

Hello lovelies!
I hope you are enjoying the week-end so far. I have a few days off now so inbetween taking my lovely lab puppy Peggy for a walk I will be creating in my craft room!
Today, I have finally got round to showing you the cards I made the other day using my
'Forever Friends' crafty goodies.
I love the Forever Friends range, it is a firm favourite of mine and very popular.

I have made all of these cards A5 because I wanted a quick batch of cards to make and this size is very popular with my client's.
I will be back again soon with some more of my quick makes. I have a few Christmas cards to show you!
Thanks for stopping by today I always appreciate your visits.
Have fun and happy crafting,
lots of love

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Makey Bakey Mice......

Hello lovelies!
Well I am having a very busy time at the moment with one thing and another so I have only just got round to showing you some cards I made last week.
I bought the Crafter's Companion Makey Bakey Mice Collection a couple of weeks ago. I haven't had chance to play with my stamps and cd's yet. I wanted to make some quick cards so the kit that I bought was just perfect!
These mice are so cute and adorable, and I really do think that they will suit all age groups.
I hope you like these very quick and easy makes...

Thank you for stopping by I always appreciate your visits.
Till next time....Happy Crafting,
lots of love

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

The Crafting Musketeers October Challenge...My Design Team Card...

Hello lovelies!
Well, October already! The time is certainly flying by.
Before we know it, we will be at Christmas and looking forward to all the things the festive season brings. I must admit I do enjoy the run up to it, trying to get organised.
We have another fantastic challenge this month over at
It is a great theme for Challenge 6...
' Christmas In October'.
We would love to see your festive creations for this theme. We have a terrific sponsor too...( I am slightly biased as well because I am married to this month's
Darren Saul from Bridlington Stationer's has kindly sponsored the challenge for this month with a fabulous prize of the Letraset Promarkers Autumn/Winter Limited Edition Collection for 2013.

 Bridlington Stationers is owned by Darren Saul.
Established in 1986, Bridlington Stationers Limited is a company brimming with experience. We are a customer focused business supplies company delivering over 30,000 products available on a next day delivery basis on a local and national scale.

Our commitment to personal and friendly service ensures a high level of continuity. We are here to advise, recommend and supply the office products that you need to assist in the smooth running of your business. Our aim is to save you money, save you time and give you the opportunity to buy all your office needs from under one roof.
Bridlington Stationers also stock Promarkers and a wide selection of Artist Materials !
A website will be available soon.
This is a fabulous prize. The colours are gorgeous, I just know you will love using them if you are the lucky winner of this months challenge.
Here is my 'Christmas In October' card...
I have used the Crafter's Companion Makey Bakey Mice Collection.
I love these traditional colours together. Making this card has certainly got my Christmas Mojo going!
Myself and the rest of the design team would love too see your creations for the challenge. Hop over to the
Challenge Blog to see the rest of the design team inspiration.
Thank you for stopping by today, I always appreciate your visits and your lovely comments.
Have fun and happy crafting,
lots of love