February 28, 2013

Bird in a Gilded Cage...

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Hi Everybody,

This card has been created using Gilding flakes for the birdcage and once again it looks much better in real life.

I like using this colour for my cards as it is one of my favorites... and of course pink is the best.

The backing paper is some that I have designed myself.

I have used a glue pen and some Glamour Dust to pick out the large Flourish along the left hand side and wrapped the   ribbon around before adding it all to the main base card.

The panels have been layered  onto  turquoise card.

I have used the middle size die from Spellbinders Grand Decorative Ovals  and cut a turquoise oval.

I added Gilding Flakes to a Scalloped Oval then added a  white Classic Oval ...  and on the top I have added the Birdcage.

I have used Gilding Flakes from  IndigoBlu  and they have some really stunning mixes of flakes.

This one is called  "Gin and Tonic" and it is a lovely combination of silver and pale green, with a tiny hint of gold.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts  and I have added in the "A" frame to the back to display the card.

Hugs xx 

February 27, 2013

Pretty in Green...

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 Hi Everybody,

This is a little bit different for me as I am not a great lover of greens ... but now that it is finished I am quite pleased with it.

The backing papers are some that I have designed myself and I have matted and layered them onto some white card.

The Romantic Rectangles base has been layered with Fluer Di Lis Rectangles.

The  Floral Ovals is layered with a Scalloped Oval  and all have been separated with foam pads.

Labels 20  is on the top with the sentiment that I have heat embossed in silver and  I have added in the matching "Bling" from Want2Scrap   as for me this is finishing touch.

And my flowers are as always from Wild Orchid Crafts  I have used a mixture of different sized Roses, Cherry Blossoms and the leaves are from a punch that I bought at a craft fair.

The Braided Ribbon  is in a video tutorial and I have used green and white satin ribbon.  The whole thing looks much nicer in real life....

Hugs xx


February 26, 2013

Pink Rose...

Hi Everybody,

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Remember the flower that I thought was a  "Cabbage"   well here it is coloured again as a Rose.

The image is from "The Next Big Thing" CD from Just Inklined   which has some fabulous images for you to colour.

For this I have used Prisma Colour Pencils and they give a beautiful water coloured effect which is very pretty.

I added in a square white doily to the background and the backing paper is from the Cherry Blossom Lane CD  from PolkaDoodles

The stamp was one of  a set that I bought form the Event City craft show that I went to a few weeks ago... and the ribbon is Grosgrain in a beautiful shade of pink.

The next big craft fair for me is the GNPE in Harogate and that is my favorite one.  I will be there list and pennies in hand on the 17th March.

And can I just tell you that now that the winner of the  last "Give Away" has been chosen that you ALL  need to watch out for the next one in March.  

There is going to be an amazing prize that will go to ONE lucky winner and you won't believe your eyes...      'nuff said for now !!    

 Hugs xx

February 25, 2013

Flowers Everywhere...


Hi Everybody,

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Here is the start to another busy and exciting week.

I added the Flower Corsages to the "My Shop" last week and at  first  nothing happened and I thought "Oooops"  that was a mistake.

But I got up on Saturday morning and there where lots of orders for them in all colours ... which was amazing.

I made and packed up several of them and they are  going to  Australia,  New Zealand , Canada and  Sweden  as well as UK.

I  have also included in the pack a length of ribbon and a bow  to match your chosen colour scheme ...  as well as the extra panel for you to add a sentiment... and the backing card will also match and can be used on your designs.

So now you can make both sides to your card the same and the ribbon will add the finishing touch and a really big   Thank You   to all of you who bought them.

On Friday I had a visit form this gorgeous  little girl.

This is my Great Granddaughter Isabella  at 17 months old, and we spent a happy hour playing with two old buttons and an empty paper packet.

So much fun from simple objects and she was a real delight to play with.

Just look at those big brown eyes  ....

The winner of the last "Give Away" has claimed her prize and it is on it's way to the Netherlands.

But watch out for the next one ... it is one you will all want to win.  (Nudge, nudge, wink, wink know what I mean .... )

Hugs xx



February 24, 2013

And the Winner is .....

Hi Everybody,


Over the week the draw has been running for one person to win the   PolkaDoodles  Cherry Blossom Lane CD 
Today sees the close of that draw the lucky winner was drawn at random by InLinkz.  

 Well the winner is .....

 Jacqueline

... and she has been notified by email  of her win.

So well done Jacqueline you have won a super prize of not only the Cherry Blossom Lane but I have added in some beautiful "Bling" from  Want2Scrap  for you to add to some of the  cards  that you can make with your prize.

You will find and also a lovely die from   Joy Crafts   that will enable you to add your cards to a neat stand for your recipients to display them.

I have given the  links here to the three products in the prize so that you will be able to buy them for your self if you wish.

It really is a super prize and as soon as I have your address Jacqueline I will post it off to you straight away.  So please don't do what what one winner did ... and not claim it .... 

The winner of the earlier February draw ...  Lisa F ...  has got her prize,  all the way to USA, and is highly delighted with it.

Hugs xx

February 23, 2013

Paper Creators 5th Challenge ...

Hi Everybody,

Today is the start of the fifth  challenge over at Paper Creators 

The theme this time is "Flowery Delights" set by Moi

If you add your card then you could win £10 to spend in the shop on some of the delightful  images

There are many for you to choose from and your prize will go along way.

This card is a 15cms square and I have decoupaged the Teddy bear up with five layers.

I added Glamour Dust to the sentiment that is printed on the panel and the image is pre-coloured so no need to worry if you don't like colouring in.

I have used yellow this time ...  which is a colour  I don't use much.

The flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts where some that I just happened to have in my "Stash"

The Pearl flourish is from Want2Scrap

The inside of the card has been finished with the panels that come on the sheet  and the ribbon is again some that I already had.


Altogether a really pretty card that could be for any occasion and so easy to put together for a quick make.

Because it was challenge day I have extended the   "Give Away"   until tomorrow ... so if you haven't added your name to the list yet...  now is time to do it as the winner will be chosen then.

Hugs xx

February 22, 2013

Another Item in My Shop...

Hi Everybody,

Since I opened  My Shop   it has been doing very well. I am delighted to tell you that my Blenders are being used all over the world and the orders are taking not much more than a week to get to you,  even to Canada and USA.

I am also pleased that many of you have taken the time to tell me how delighted you are with your purchases and I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your support.

My Film Crew / Chief Blending Tool Maker has been busy making another batch ready to go.

Also the Hatpins have had good reviews and one lady even bought ten packs at one go ... I think she is opening her own shop !!   And I am now getting repeat orders for them.


But since I showed you the cards in the shape of a book I have been asked it I will sell the Flower Corsages too.  

These have now been added to the shop and you can choose the shape and colour that you prefer.

I have embossed the flower panel and I am adding in an extra panel for you to add your sentiments too and then the sided to your book will match.

They will be made to order and so no two will be the same.

But they will have a mixture of flowers and leaves.

Some may have pearl or Diamante trim others may have feathers ... but each one will have a matching Hatpin.
So please pop over and take a look ... there may  be something there that catches your eye.

I will be adding more in the coming months and I will keep you posted as to my progress.

The  Give Away  is still running until Sunday morning so add your name to the list

Hugs xx

February 21, 2013

Same image - three sizes ...

Hi Everybody,

Digital cardmaking is so easy to do and you may have many CD's in your crafting "Stash"

 But maybe you aren't making the most of them and using them to their full potential.

This picture shows you the same image from the Cherry Blossom Lane CD created in three different sizes for each card.

And if you would like to win a copy of this CD from PolkaDoodles then you need to click this link...


 This card is made to a 15cms square and the two rabbits have been cut out.

I have used backing papers and the sentiment from the CD and the flower has been decoupaged with a pearl centre.

I have added a pink bow and pearl to the top left and matted it all onto a darker pink card.
 This one is a larger 15 x 21 cms and the image has been re sized accordingly.

I have used lilac lace and a gingham ribbon on this with a pearl in the centre of the bow.

The large Rose in the bottom right is re sized and decoupaged with three layers on to the card and the sentiment is added with foam pads.
And this one has the two rabbits printed out to almost A4 and added to a white base card.

I then cut around the base card to make it free standing and it opens up so that an insert can be placed inside if needed.

The addition of pearls into the  centre of the flowers on the dress to the left, and some glitter and yellow ribbon on the dress to the right is all I have done.

There is nothing added to any of them that wouldn't be in any craft "stash" and the CD has done all the work in giving me pretty things to add to the design.

More tomorrow  ....  

Hugs xx

February 20, 2013

More from the PolkaDoodle CD

Hi Everybody,

Here is another fabulous image from the Cherry Blossom Lane CD from PolkaDoodles  and if you pop over there you can buy any of Nikkys' CD'S for £9.99

But if you would like to win a copy along with other Goodies then HERE     is the link  ...  add your name to the list for the chance to win.

This cute character is one of those that have been pre coloured so nothing to worry about if you don't like to colour them yourself.

The beauty  of digital  images is that  you have the  option to re-size them if you wish  and  I have made  this one really large and printed  it off at  A4

He has been  added to some  Acetate and I have decoupaged the head, hat and right arm with the teddy.

I have also added three layers to the slippers to make them really stand out.

He then has a blue pom pom to the end of his night cap and pearl buttons on his PJ's

The  backing paper and the sentiment is also from the CD

I have added it them to the inside using eyelets to attach the paper to the Acetate and hidden the sentiment  behind the character

I have stood him alongside a 12" ruler so that you can see the size of the finished card.

But although he is large the card will still fit inside an A4 envelope and I bought mine from Cardcraft Plus  which is a UK based company.

I think he looks really special and what child wouldn't be delighted to get something like this.

But these images can be adapted for anybody and not just for kids.... I know a few Granddads that would love this

Hugs xx

February 19, 2013

Another Spectrum Noir Tutorial...

Hi Everybody,

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Now here is a card with a difference and not one you would send out on a regular basis.

But having said that if you knew your recipient really well it would be sure to get a smile as a birthday card.

This one has been done for a Halloween Card and the image is from a Just Inklined   CD "The Next Big Thing"

To be honest I don't really know if it is still available or has been discontinued.

Any way the main reason for showing this is to tell you that there is a new tutorial out in the Colour Class Series using the Spectrum Noir Pens .

Colour Class - Reds   and in the video I have used the image that I thought was the cabbage .... Doh!!

Still I hope you will enjoy the tutorial as this seems to be the colour most people are a bit scared of.

If you would like to enter for the latest "Give Away" then here is the link for the

When you get to that page just click the blue button at the end of the list of names ... it says   "Add Your Link"  and add your name and email address.  If you don't have a blog then leave the URL box BLANK   .... click the submit button and that's it your done.  

I will send the prize anywhere so if you want to win it you know what to do,,,,

Hugs xx

February 18, 2013

Another Give Away ...

Hi Everybody,

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Yesterday I showed you an  image from the new CD  from   PolkaDoodles

I said that I had one copy to give away ... coming soon.

Well  I decided to bring it forward to coincide with Nikkys'  "Fabulous February"

All her CD'd are going for  £9.99 for this month... which means you can still get the CD at a bargain price ...  if you don't manage to win.

And so here it is a new Give Away that will run until Saturday Morning

One lucky winner will get the new  CD Cherry Blossom Lane ... plus a pack of beautiful   Pearl Flourish "Bling"  from Want2Scrap   ... plus a Card Stand Die from Joy Crafts so that you can display the cards you create.

The CD has lots of beautiful characters and they come two different ways ... one for you to colour yourself and the other is ready coloured for you if you don't want,  or feel confident enough,  to colour your own.

There are matching envelopes and inserts, as well as background scenes and the most gorgeous papers you could want.

Here is what you need to do.... become a follower if you aren't already ...  or have bought something from   " My Shop" .....  and leave me a comment please.

Add your name where the blue Frog button is ... leave the URL box blank if you don't have a blog,  but add your email address so that you can be notified if you win.

 And don't worry about the red cross at the side of your name it just means that you can delete it if you wish ..... and please do if you add your name more than once as all duplicate entries will be removed.

Good Luck 

Hugs xx



February 17, 2013

New Card...

Hi Everybody,

This pretty cards is from the new PolkaDoodles   CD called  Cherry Blossom Lane and it is gorgeous.

There are some really fabulous characters, embellishments, flowers, sentiments and papers on their for all your digi crafting needs.

And this is just to wet your appetite because in a few weeks time  I am going  to be giving away ... to one lucky winner ... a CD of their very own.

And PolkaDoodles are bringing out a set of stamps that will coordinate with the CD ... for all you stamping experts.

Everything on this card is from the CD ... the image,  the scene, the sentiment and even the flowers.

All I have added in is the Bling to frame the image, the white ribbon, bow and button, and I have added in some flat backed  pearls to the centre of each flower.

So you will need to pop back regularly to see when it is on offer ... become a follower ... and then once the post goes live you can leave me a comment too.

February 15, 2013

Thinking of You ...

Hi Everybody,

It is very late in the day to be doing a Blog post but never the less here I am....

This is another Spellbinder card and this one us using the Labels 20 in the centre with the sentiment layered on top.

The other dies used are the Floral Doily Accents and Motifs.

I have used the border and created a central panel with Centura Pearl card which has been embossed.

Then I have double layered white satin and organza ribbon and wrapped it around the panel, and along that I have added in a line of pearls.  Pushed through the bow is a beautiful glass beaded Hatpin with a pink Rose in the centre of the glass.

The Labels 20 has the addition of matching pearl   "Bling" from Want2Scrap   and large pearls have been added to the centre of the bow and each of the corner pieces.

I have used foam pads to separate the layered the sentiment and the Labels 20 onto other parts of the floral Doily shapes to create the large panel that they all sit on.   The floral  paper is in a lovely shade of turquoise 

It has been matted and layered with white and turquoise card and an "A" frame created to display it... and it is an 8" card ... and have you noticed ... not a flower in sight !!

Hugs xx

February 14, 2013

New Hatpins

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 Hi Everybody,

I have been busy adding in beautiful Hatpins to "My Shop" and these are some of the newest ones to be made.

They have pearls, glass beads, fabric beads and rhinestones in them ... and some have charms attached to them also.

They are 3" ling pins and they come complete with end protectors  ...  so no nasty accidents with them.

I have used only the best quality materials that I can find and they are in a mixed pack of gold and silver coloured pins.

And they will not fall apart with use.

This is a new selection that has arrived today and they are gorgeous.... I can't wait to get busy making them up.

Everything I make ...  hatpins, cards,  flowers, butterflies are all made in a smoke free,  pet free environment.  And I will be adding some into the shop later.

This close up shows you the detail in some of the
items and those rhinestone Shambala beads are so beautiful.

But they would look wonderful as Hatpins on a wedding card.

So it is snowing here and I have hatpins to make up ... can't sit here all day chatting.

Bye for now 

Hugs xx




February 13, 2013

Mothers Day Card

HI Everybody,

Do you remember the little flower display from Mondays post ??

Well here it is made up into a card for Mothers Day which is on the 10th March here in the UK

I have layered up a turquoise panel cut with the  Romantic Rectangles and white layers with the scalloped and plain oblongs which I have embossed.

Then the largest from the Floral Ovals is layered with the second size and the centre piece was shown  in Small Flower Corsage.

I have wrapped ribbon around these layers before adding them to the white base.... which is Tri Fold Card

I have added a bow with a beaded button centre and some turquoise trim along the middle of the ribbon.

The same trim has been used to accentuate the letters for MUM.

The Alphabet set  is  from the  Save on Hobbies 



Alphabet and Numbers are really good basic sets to keep in your crafting "Stash"  so that you can can add any name, age or date  that you wish to any of your cards cards.

Hugs xx

February 12, 2013

My favorite machine...

Hi Everybody,

I love my Spellbinders and my choice of die cutting machine to go with it was the Grand Calibur.

They can jazz up the simplest of things without any effort at all.

Of course you will find that the dies will go through most other machines too and give you the same beautiful results.

But I have had several emails from people who have bought the Grand Calibur and don't know how to layer up the "sandwich"

The Calibur enables you to use the larger Grand dies... and I have covered cards made from them in other blog posts.

So ... I thought that the best way to answer the questions was .... Yep !  you guessed it ... in a video.

This is one of the films that was done over the weekend when it poured down most of the day.

The Grand Calibur Explained is another short tutorial but it has had some good comments on YouTube

The white adapter plate is available from  Creative Studios  which is a UK based company... and the link will take you directly to the page with the plates on there.

Hugs xx


February 11, 2013

Creating a Corsage ...

Hi Everybody,


No post yesterday, but I was not idle.  My "Film Crew" and I made a short tutorial.

Over the last few  projects I have been adding some  pretty flower corsages and I have been  asked if  I can  show how I make them.

So while it was  raining yesterday  my "Film Crew" was there,  with his trusty camera,  and  we did a little tutorial  on the way I do them ...  you may have your own way.

But if you are new to  cardmaking  then maybe this  will help you with some ideas on how to  decorate the front of your  designs.


It's not a long  one but I hope you  will enjoy it and let me know what you come up with

Please take a look at the tutorial for Small Flower Corsage   and the Decorative Hatpins are now for sale in  ...  My Shop  ...


This is the one I created in the film and I think it looks gorgeous now that the glue is all dry.

Can't wait to add it to a card for a Special Occasion and  I will be sure to show you when I do.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts

The beautiful pearls are from Want2Scrap



Hugs xx
 


February 09, 2013

We Have A Winner....

Hi Everybody,

Today is the day for the Prize winner to be announced and the lucky person is ..... Drum Roll please ...
Lisa F ....

Congratulations Lisa you have won a fabulous prize and you will not be disappointed. You should have been notified by email now... so I need your snail mail address and the parcel will be on it's way to you....

But for all of you who entered and didn't win I have another parcel with the same kind of   "Goodies"  that I will add later in the year and give you another chance to win that one.

The Craft show was very good and had a mixture of all kinds of crafts.  Cross stitch, knitting, painting , jewelry making and many many more.

From a Cardmakers point of view,  my personal choice is the huge   Great Northern Papercrafts Extravaganza  (GNPE)  in Harogate as it has much more of my kind of thing there.

And this is all I bought yesterday.  Some red line super sticky tape, some  Grosgrain ribbons, several pots of Gilding flakes, sentiment stamps, several bags of sparkly Glitter and some storage boxes.

One or two other bits and pieces that are not in the photo.... which I will show you when I make them up into cards.

The next GNPE is in March and so I will be going to that.  So got to get saving my pennies again.

I chatted to several ladies that visit my website and several more that now have my business card and hopefully they will pop along for a visit too.

All in all not a bad day ... but roll on March for the next GNPE ....

Hugs xx

February 08, 2013

It's 5 am ....

Hi Everybody,

It's very early in the morning here and I can't sleep ...  so I  just thought I would add a little post before getting ready to go to Manchester.

I mainly wanted to answer some queries.

 The first one is I will post the items from My Shop
 ANYWHERE  so if you live USA,  Australia, New Zealand, India, Europe it doesn't matter ... just place your order and you will get them.

I have also been requested to alter the option to buy so that you can order more than one item if you so wish ... done...  and it is now available on the website.

Secondly I have researched the postage very carefully and it is correct .... but thanks to the lady who wanted to pay me extra postage for the items sent to her country.... it's all taken care of.

Then there  are the people that see a red  X  at the side of their  name when they  have  added it to the" Give Away"  .... you haven't done anything wrong ... it just means that you have the opportunity to delete it if you have changed your mind ... or added it twice by mistake.

Another concern that I have been asked about is your comments .... they won't be visible straight away until I have moderated them and then they will be on the page ... so you don't need to add your message again.

And it is not a problem  if  don't have a Blog  ...  You don't need one and you can still enter the Give Aways  just leave the URL box Blank

On to other things ... have you noticed that on the left of the page I have added MY SHOP as a permanent fixture and I am working on other things to add to it.

On the right of the page is my brand new Accredited Instructor Award  and I am displaying it with pride.

I have also started to add a very beautiful watermark to my photos and I bought it from Whimsy Stamps for $5 ... about £3.20 .... so cheap as chips and very pretty.

 It came complete with a new signature too which is at the bottom of my pages on the website.

The   Give Away   is running until tomorrow so add your name, if you haven't already, and thank you for all your lovely comments.

And last of all to Gina Gallagher,  you  emailed me about a Christening card you want me to make ... Gina I am so sorry but I have deleted the email by mistake  so can you   please   email me again with more details of  what you require .... size, colour, occasion, and anything special that you want to add.

OK so it's now 5.45 am and I need to go ... I will be back tomorrow with  a winner of the February draw.

But watch out for the next one ....it's going to be amazing  and that's all I am saying for now.... but you are going to absolutely love it.

Hugs xx




February 07, 2013

Adding Gemstones

Hi Everybody,

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I make no secret of the fact that I love adding "Bling" to my creations and I readily admit to being a more is more  type of Crafter.

And if you follow my blog regularly then you will know exactly what I mean.

Just the tiniest bit of a pearl or gemstone really can make all the difference to a finished card.

I always use the self adhesive gems from Want2Scrap and I have added some into this months Give Away  ... so click the link to add your name for the chance to win.

It can be cut up to be placed strategically on the design ...  and the pearls in the photo use just a very small amount from one piece.


But what happens if you can only buy pearls/gems,  in your part of the world,  that need to be stuck on by yourself.

And what happens if you can't get the swirly pattern to look good.

The simple answer is to buy a template.... and read about ...      Adding Gemstones

That way you will get a really even distribution of the pearls over your design, and it will look beautiful when you have finished.

This weekend has a Craft Show for us to visit. It takes place at the Event City in Manchester and guess who will be there with money in her hot little hand ready to buy some goodies..... yep ME !!!

I have my list already made out, and my pennies all saved,  and I will be prowling around with my "Film Crew" on  Saturday 9th Feb   ( Sorry "Film Crew" just changed it to Friday 8th February)

So if you are there  look for the man with the "Card Making Magic Film Crew"  hat on and please say Hello... It will be lovely to meet you and .. I may have some goodies for you if you do.

Don't forget to visit MY SHOP .... the link is at the top left of the page.

Hugs xx





February 06, 2013

No Cards Today ...

Hi Everybody,

I have no cards to post today because I have been busy posting other things instead.  I opened my shop yesterday and within 10 minutes I had my first sale.  So I would like to say some   "Thank Yous"  to several people.

First to Kay Maude for being  being  my first  Blender customer.
Then to Edith Bell who is my first International Blender customer and her blenders have gone to Australia.
Then to Linda Carlin who was the first UK buyer of the Hatpins
And last but not least to Vicki Lee who was my first Hatpin  buyer from the USA.

Thank you for your support ladies it is very much appreciated.... and I have added a permanent link to
 MY SHOP at the top left of the screen.

I am so pleased at the response...  and the lady in the post office is sure getting to know me over the last few days.  

The buyers in the UK should get their parcels really quickly but the overseas ones will take about a week ... so the lady in the post office tells me.  So if you could let me know when you get them just to make sure everything is running as it should.

Please don't think that because you are a long way from the UK that you can't buy ... I am happy to post them any where ... just  as I will do with  any of  the "Give Aways"   

And that is still running until Saturday so if you want to enter then Click Here

Hugs xx

February 05, 2013

Wish Me Luck ....

Hi Everybody,


When I offered the Blending Tools as a "Give Away" I was overwhelmed by the response. 
And so pleased that many of you wanted to buy them if you didn't win the Freebies.  


Blenders For Sale
It was because of this encouragement from you that my "Film Crew" took off one hat and donned another as   "Chief  Blending Tool Maker" 

He has been very busy making some for you.

He has been researching materials to give you the best price we can... and a design that is comfortable to use.

And I have been researching  how to open a shop.


Today is the day that I am asking you all to keep your fingers crossed because today is the day that I have launched 


There are five blenders in each pack and they come complete with Foam and Felt pads for the different applications you may want to do.... and they are very well priced at £12.50 for a pack.

So I hope you will click the   " My Shop"   link and  pop over to take a look.  Cross your fingers and toes and hope that this new adventure is a good one.

This is where you will find  the "Give Away"   .... but please join the band of followers,  leave me a comment and no duplicates please as they will be removed.

Hugs xx








February 04, 2013

Baby Blue

Hi Everybody,

A couple of days ago I showed you a baby card in pink that I had made for a friends new daughter.

Well here is the same type of card but this time in blue and I have done a video tutorial on how to make it....Spellbinders Grand  Labels 4 will show you how.

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It makes a beautiful design that can be adapted for any occasion.

Just think how lovely this would be as a Wedding card with the Bride and Grooms names  on one of the panel along with the date.

The stand is from Joy Crafts ans there is a tutorial  Creating Card Stands   with a link directly to Ebay to buy them.

I have used Centura Pearl from  Crafters Companion  for the base page and embossed it.

The other card is from Inspirations  which is based in Preston.

I have used the same Baby Feet embossed card on this one and used it for the box lid too... and there is a video on   Making Boxes

The Corsage is made with  flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts  and it is a mixture of Roses, Tulips and  Cherry Blossoms and they have been sparkled with Glamour Dust.

And here is a real close up of the flowers.

After the video was completed I decided to add in the silver baby charm.

Just need a boy baby to send it too now !!

And if you are looking to join in the "Give Away"    
then click this link... 

But you will need to be a follower AND leave me a comment please.

No follow ... No comment ... then sorry but  NO WIN !!



Hugs xx

February 03, 2013

Ist Birthday ...

Hi Everybody,

Today sees the first Birthday of Flowers, Ribbons and Pearls ... and what an exciting year this has been.
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I have had so many surprises since I started this blog and I never expected to have such lovely followers. 


So to celebrate the date I am having another
"Give Away"

The lovely people at Fantastic Ribbons  have very kindly donated some Ribbons and Buttons for the prize.

They are in the centre of the photo and there are five reels in the pack that are ideal embellishments for your cards.



And please pop over to their website and add your name to their mailing list for the chance to win £100 worth of Ribbons of your choice.

To the prize I have added  6 packs of beautiful  "Bling"  from Want2Scrap  that are Flourishes, Hearts, Gemstones and Swirls.
 
You will also find  7 metres of  different braids  for you to use ... along with some  felt shapes,  charms  and  buckles.
 
There are also some Handmade Butterflies, and  Handmade decorated Hatpins and I have also thrown in two Blenders.... with the  necassary pads.
 
Altogether a good mix of things that you can use to adorn your cards or any project.
 
Over the year your names have become familiar and I now know the people  that visit regularly and leave me comments.
 
I am changing the rules a little so that YOU ... the special people  have a better chance of winning my Give Aways
 
So from now on I would like you to become a follower ...  if you are not already ... and leave me a comment if you want to be in with the chance to "win"
 
Please don't join just to win the prize because it is designed to be a special gift for the regular visitors to the Blog.
 
And as I always ask  please don't add your name more than once ... the duplicates will be removed and that way everybody has the same chance.
 
I hope it doesn't offend anyone ... that is not my intention.  I am just looking to share some pretty things with my followers.
 
If you don't have a Blog just leave the URL box BLANK but add your name and email so that you can be notified if you win.
 
Good Luck xx




February 02, 2013

Challenge Time ...

Hi Everybody,

It's that time again for another challenge over at Paper Creators  and this time the theme is for Circular Easel Cards.

These are very easy to make  from the Easel Kits and the one I have done is edged with a scalloped frame from Spellbinders.

I have decoupaged the layers to the birds using Pinflair Glue Gel to give it some height.

The  flowers around the edge match the flowers in the topper and they are from Wild Orchid Crafts 

They are a mixture of roses, cherry blossoms, and small daisy like flowers and all have been glittered up with Glamour Dust.

The Pearl flourish is from Want2Scrap

The stopper for the Easel is created from one of the sentiments on the sheet and it says "You are my favorite Chick"

Why not pop over to Paper Creators and join in the challenge. You could win £10 to spend on some of the "Goodies" from the shop.

Hugs xx

February 01, 2013

A Baby Girl ...

Hi Everybody,

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I have made this card today for a friend who has just had a baby girl.   I can't resist  baby cards especially  for  girls when  I can go to  town with the  ...  Flowers, Ribbons and Pearls.


This  is right up  my street and I really enjoy making this type  of card.

So here is my card to  welcome the  new baby.

I have made it to a book style and I have used the Grand Labels 4

I have cut a page from each of the four largest dies all in different card... and another layer of lace in between the fourth and third layers.
The cream card has baby feet embossed into it.

The other layers have also been embossed and a double layer of pink and white braiding has been added to the centre.

The pink bow at the top has a small pearl heart buckle and the charm is a baby shoe in silver.

The flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts  are a mixture of  Roses, Cherry Blossoms, Carnations and Tulips and all have been glittered with Glamour Dust.

The leaves have been cut from the Foliage set from  Spellbinders.

The Butterflies  I have used are Organza with glitter on the wings .... very pretty.

I have added the flower corsage to a Labels 20 shape and used the matching pearl   "Bling"  from Want2Scrap

I have also added the babys' name and birth date to the same kind of label and added in the pearls again.

I have made a card stand in cream to display it ... and of course it has to have matching box.

The box lid also has the baby feet embossed into it.

If you want to make a box to match your cards you will find the instructions in the tutorial
Making Boxes


Hope you like ....

Hugs xx