Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday

Good morning my fellow blogging  followers:) x
After all the excitement of catching up with the crafting world and seeing my Heartfelt Creations projects on Create and Craft TV last night (and yes I was screaming at the TV) and not a lot of sleep lol...I am here after my week in Dubai with my Heartfelt Creations project for this week..... A rather simple but elegant card using the Burst of Splendor stamps!

Heartfelt Creations Products used:
HCPC 3545 Open leaf precut set
HCPC 3579 Blooming Dahlia precut set
HCD 737 Open Leaf die
HCDP 1235 Burst of Splendor paper Collection
HCPC 3544 All Seasons Sentiments precut set
Spellbinder Dies Used: Grand Stately circles and Grand Decorative Circles. Framed Tags one

 Other items Used: Deep pink and dusky pink card, pearls and pearls on a string, pearl brads (available from The Hobby House), decorative diamonte buttion,  stickles: Thistle, Distress Inks, memento inks: Bamboo leaves, Sweet Plum, Cosmic Shimmer iridescent watercolour paint: Frosted Mallow, pink organza ribbon, 7”x7” card base
Choose some decorative paper from the paper collection. I chose some of the pretty pink. Adhere the deep pink card onto the front of the card. Matt and layer a pale dusky pink card and your chosen paper onto the front of the card. Stamp and colour up the Blooming Dahlia onto water colour card and cut out using the small die from the Gran Decorative circles. Cut out a small stately circle in deep pink card. Matt and layer the Blooming Dahlia image onto the deep pink circle, and adhere to the top centre of the card.  Stamp and die cut 2 leaves. Make a bow from pale pink organza ribbon. Adhere the 2 leaves and bow as in picture.  Stamp and cut out the sentiments.....’Missing You’ from the All Seasons Sentiments precut set. Die cut the small oval tag from the framed tag set. Now adhere the cut out sentiments onto the tag. Adhere the decorative button and tag to the bow. Finish the front of the card by adding the pearls on a string and pearl brads.

I have also decorated the inside of the card:
Cut out another small stately circle in dusky pink and stamp the small dahlia from the Blooming Dahlia precut stamp using the memento ink in sweet plum and bamboo leaves. Stamp your chosen sentiment using the bamboo green memento ink. Adhere deep pink card stock onto the inside of the card and layer a square of decorative paper from the paper pack about 5”x5”.  Finish by adhering the stamped stately circle onto the centre of the card and adding some stickles glitter.
I hope you like my project today.....a little different from my usual style:) but shows you how versitle these new stamps and papers are!
Please do hop over to the Heartfelt Creations blog and take a look at the so very talented Design Team Creations and also take a sneak peek at the new Christmas Collection due for the official release the 2nd week of August:).....but if you can't wait until then do take a look at Create and Craft tv website HERE where they launched the stamps and dies with the one and only Sue Wilson and very talented Emma Lou from Heartfelt Creations live in Las Vegas last week :) x
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Card Mania Challenge - summer Blooms
Paper Playtime - use patterned paper
The papergirls - watercolours


Friday, 26 July 2013

Dt card for Fussy and Fancy Friday

Happy Friday everyone...hope you have all had a good week.
Today I would like to share my card for Fussy And Fancy Friday Challenge where the theme is 'more than one fold'

I have made a criss cross card with a tag!
  • I used 2 7"x7" base cards to make my criss cross card. The papers that I used are Maja Design: Vintage Summer Basics.
  • The pearls, Roses, and lace are from The Hobby House.
  • I have used a Topper called Hopeful by Mo Manning and is also available from The Hobby House.
  • The tags and sentiment are from  StampArt Design By Kathryne
  • The dies that I have used are from Spellbinder: A2 Locking Loops

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Hot Pink

Hello fellow bloggers, I hope you are all ok!
Today sees another challenge over at In The Pink and the theme is 'HOT PINK'  Hop on over to the blog to see all the beautiful hot pink creations that the DT have made for some inspiration!
Here is my 'VERY HOT PINK' card...I have used a very pretty image from Lacy Sunshine, you can find her and lot's of other stunning designs by Heather Valentin HERE

  • I have coloured her in using copics.
  • The papers are NitWit Collections by Mary Fran called Perfect Pair.
  • The daisies and Heather are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the mulberry roses are from The Hobby House.
  • The beautiful pearl swirls and small individual pearls are from The Hobby House.
  • I have layered the Lacy Sunshine image onto hot pink card cut out using Spellbinder die called Decorative Labels Twenty-Two
I just loved using these 'Hot Pink' colours and can't wait to see what you all create!

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday

It's the middle of the week again....I hope you are all well!
As it is Wednesday it is time for another Heartfelt creations project, which is a criss cross card using the most gorgeous Burst of splendor paper collection!
Before I share my card with you I just want to let you know ....that on Create and Craft TV they are having a CHA special event held in Las Vegas and you will not only get to see olt's of exciting new products but you will get to see the very talented Emma Lou from Heartfelt Creations and Sue Wilson showcasing the very new Christmas Collection:).....All of the Design Team have been working very hard on some stunning projects for them to share with you all on the Live show is on Sky channel 671....not sure of the others, but just flick through your tv and I am sure you will find it! You might even see some of my creations!!!

Heartfelt Creations Products Used:
HCDP 1235 Burst Of Splendor Paper Collection
HCPC 3509 Timeless Sentiments precut set
HCPC 3545 Open Leaf precut set
HCPC 3550 Dahlia Bouquet precut set
HCD 736 Open Leaf die set

Spellbinder dies used: Floral Doily Motifs and Floral Doily Accent
Other Items Used: Deep purple and lilac cardstock, water colour card, Versafine Ink: Sepia, Memento ink: Jamba leaves and cottage ivy. Distress ink and markers: Seedless preserves, milled lavender,
Cosmic Shimmer iridescent watercolour paint: purple violet and holly leaf, 2 7”x7” card blanks, pearls, decorative cameo’s, lace, purple and lilac ribbon.

First I made my criss cross card using the 2 card blanks.  Cover the inside middle and the 2 front triangles in lilac card. Then choose some papers from the Burst of Splendor collection and layer onto the lilac card leaving about a cm around the edges so that a little of the lilac is showing. Adhere the card together to give you your base criss cross card.
Using the deep purple card die cut out 5 Floral accent borders and adhere these onto the card as in picture. Take some cream lace and adhere to the top back of the card so that about 2cm or 3cm is showing. Die cut and stamp 3 leaves.  Fussy cut some of the purple dahlia’s from the papers and decoupage them up and adhere to the front centre of the card along with the leaves in a cluster.
Decorate the card with pearls on a string. Make a bow using the lace and adhere to the bottom right of the card. Add a cameo to the centre of the bow.
The Tag: Cut a piece of water colour card about 4.5cm x 5.5cm. Stamp the Dahlia bouquet using the versafine  ink  onto the bottom left corner. Colour up the image using distress markers, inks and cosmic shimmer water colour paint. Stamp the sentiment onto the card as in picture.  Distress around the edges of the card using distress inks.  Matt and layer the image onto deep purple and lilac card stock.  Die cut a floral accent border in pale lilac card and adhere to the top of the tag. Make a loop of deep purple ribbon, make a bow and adhere to the top middle of the tag.  Adhere some pearls on thread to the top of the tag. Finish by adding a decorative cameo to the centre of the bow.

I am just loving these beautiful purples and colouring these stamps in is so easy, you just follow the detail that is already there! Looks like I have put lot's of work into it, but honestly I really haven't that's one of things I just love about the Heartfelt Creations stamps. For lot's more inspiration hop on over to the Heartfelt Creations blog where you will find some stunning designs by the rest of the Design Team!


Monday, 22 July 2013

Lizzie....Fun in the Sun

Hi fellow bloggers.....Todays post has been scheduled as like Lizzie the image on my card, I am away on my hols with hubby and family in Dubai :)
My card today is my inspiration card for Whimsy Digital and as I already mentioned I have used the gorgeous Lizzie by StampArt design by Kathryne. You can find Lizzie HERE

  • The card is 7"x7" and I have used some pale blue card stock to cover my base card.
  • The papers and sentiment are freebies from Augusts Making Cards.
  • I have cut and matt and layered the papers up
  • I have  used Go Create die: rectangular Frames frilly #2 and cut out using the sand effect paper from the freebies and layered my ' Lizzie' image onto it  after colouring with copics and fussy cutting her out.
  • The shells, starfish and blue mesh are all from Hobbycraft. I have tied a bow each end of the mesh with twine to make a large bow and adhered the shells and starfish onto it using my hot glue gun. I have also added a few flowers.
  • Make a bow with the blue mesh, twine and some coordinating blue ribbon and adhere to the right hand side. I have then added a starfish and flower to embellish it.
  • Too the left hand side I have added a small cluster of flowers and shells with twine intertwined between them.
  • Of course I have then added a few pearls and lot's of stickles glitter to finish:)

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Crafting When We Can DT card

Hi everyone.....where does time go? I am back with my second post today and it is time for another challenge over at Crafting When We Can and the theme is floral....yay! love this theme:)  Our lovely sponsor this time is Sassy Studio and I am using the image 'Bubble gum Sassy' hasn't she got some attitude going on:)....never attempted to colour this in before, so I hope I have achieved a bubble gum look!

We can't wait to see your gorgeous floral designs! For lot's more inspiration hop on over to the Crafting When We Can blog where the fantastic design team are showcasing more Sassy Studio Design images!

  • I have used a 7"x7" card base....I am liking this size at the moment, I like to use a decent size digi and with this size card size I can also get lot's of embellishments on too!
  • I have coloured my image in with copics and on the bubble gum I have lightly gone over with a cream pan pastel and also added a little pink glitter....not sure about it?
  • The papers are first edition . I have used some purple cardstock and cut a rectangle just a bit bigger than my image rectangle and then die cut  Spellbinders Locking loops and layered this on top then my image on top of that.
  • The sentiment is Whimsy stamps Party Mini Letter Seals.
  • The pearls and lilac rose are from The Hobby House.
  • The other flowers and the ribbon are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Lacy Sunshine - DT card

Hello blogging friends:) I am here today with my card for the new challenge over at Lacy Sunshine.....and as always it is anything goes:) You can also purchase a special digi at a discounted price:)! HERE   If you do use a Lacy Sunshine digi you will get to go in the draw and win a prize!!!
The design team have all used the newest collection of Heathers designs.....Gnomes Of Gnarly Wood - Gnomes on Vacation and mine is Fred's paradise.....isn't he a cutie? Can you see him hiding in the palm tree?!!! I loved using this image as it is something a little different for me and gave me the opportunity to use some freebie papers that I got with the August issue of Making Cards:

  • First I created my clouds: draw a cloud shape and cut it out which is now your mask. Using distress inks and foam distressing tool I then distressed around the mask moving it down and across to create the clouds. This was my first attempt and surprisingly so easy to do:) I have used card of 14cm x14cm (approx.). I only went 3/4 of the way down then I coloured in a sea and also an island.
  • Cut some of the freebie papers for the background to fit the 7"x7" card base.
  • I have also used a 6"x6" green leaf design paper from Kaisercraft called Utopia Collection which I have layered onto my base card.
  • You then need to cut 2 pieces of the paper that you choose (one about 11cm x 12cm and the other 9cm x 12cm) and layer them up onto the green leaf paper at an angle.
  • I coloured my Fred's Paradise image in using pan pastels on the tree and Copics for Fred himself. I have fussy cut the image out.
  • I have then taken my clouds and sea image and added a strip of the sand design paper from the freebie papers to the bottom of it. (approx. 5" deep)
  • Now layer this onto your card and add the Fred's Paradise gnome image onto the left hand side.
  •  I have used one of the sentiments from the freebies and adhered this on the right hand side .
  • To decorate I have used blue flowers, shells and starfish which I have adhered using my hot glue gun.
  • To finish add a sentiment to your card if you wish. I have then used lot's of stickles glitter to finish.

Thursday, 18 July 2013


Afternoon fellow bloggers! Hope you are all still enjoying this weather even though I do feel we could do with a drop of grass doesn't look to happy:(....but I'm not complaining:)
Today I would like to share my second post.......My  Whimsy Inspiration card ......I have used Sapphire by StampArt  design by Kathryne! You can buy her HERE

  • I have used a 7"x7" base card and adhered purple cardstock to it.
  • The papers that I have used are Maja Design - Vintage Summer Basics which I have distressed with Seedless Preserves distress ink. On the purple card backing the image I have used a Martha Stewart punch.
  • The dies that I have used are Spellbinder - Decorative Labels Eight, Jewel Flowers and Flourishes and Go Kreate frilly 2
  • The sentiment is also a digi StampArt by Kathryne.
  • I have used frantage - shabby wine, Frantage crushed glass glitter and embossing tinsel around Sapphire. I have also added a little stickles and some tiny pearls.
  • I have coloured Sapphire in with copics and added stickles glitter in milled lavender, lavender and diamond. Whilst the glitter is still wet I have added some small lilac pearls.
  • The pearl floral trim, pearl button and roses are from The Hobby House.
  • All of the other flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
  • I have added a lush bow to finish my card off.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - buttons and bows
Card mania - pearls and/or gems
Digi Sketch Challenge - layer it up
Incy Wincy  Designs - things with wings
Love to Create - fairytale or Fantasy
Stamps and Fun = Creativity - Fairy

Hanna and Friends GDT Post

Hi fellow bloggers......hope you are all keeping well in this heat:) x
Before I share my card with you I would like to announce the winner of my blog candy.  Thank you all for your lovely comments and for taking the time to visit my blog:)  I really appreciated them all! So here is the is.........
15. Lana you have won my Hobby House goodies :) x
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And here is my  final GDT card for Hanna and Friends Challenge....the theme is Pimp It!
For this challenge Hanna and Friends are sponsored by Bugaboo!

  • I have coloured the Bugaboo image in with copics and cut her out with a Go Kreate die: frilly square e#3.
  • The circle dies that I have used are Spellbinder Grand decorative and Grand Stately Circles.
  • The pretty papers are Wild Rose: Annabelle's Meadow  and Flight of Fancy. I have also used some deep pink cardstock and Maja Design: Vintage Summer.
  • I have adorned my card with a flower cluster...The  dusky pink and pale pink roses are from The Hobby House and the other flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
  • I have finished the card off with a pink bow and a sentiment from StampArt by Kathryne.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Crafting by Design - anything goes
Tuesday throwdown - anything goes
Make it Monday -anything goes

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Heartfelt Wednesday - Decorative box

Wow! It's another hot one:)....well it is here in Cambridgeshire in the UK so I hope all over the world you are having glorious hot weather like we are!
So it's Wednesday again and I have another Heartfelt Creations project to share with you.
Today's is a decorative box that I have named Bit's and Bob's box.....I'm sure that I am not the only one that has little thing's that I need to keep but has no home:)
I have used the Burst Of Splendour Collection which is so versatile and full of rich purple and yellow Dahlias.  I am just blown away every time Heartfelt Creations bring out a new collection....You can either use the paper pack on it's own, which I have to say goes so far and you can do so much with or you can use the Dahlia stamps and colour away to your heart's content....oh and don't forget those matching leaf stamps and dies which you will find go with any flowers that you wish....paper or artificial! Don't forget to head on over to the Heartfelt Creations blog where you will find so much inspiration from all of the other Design Team members. You will also find a fabulous video by Emma Lou where she will be teaching you how to take your crafting to the next level by showing you how to create a background using glitter......I am just going to have to have a go at this!!!
My colour scheme today might shock you a little....I haven't gone for my usual purple or pinks but a rich vibrant golden yellow and deep purple (which also happens to be my old school uniform colour...many years ago):


Heartfelt Creations products used:
HCPC 3549 Blooming Dahlia precut set
HCPC 3546 Classic Leaf precut set
HCD  736 Classic leaf die set
HCPC 1235 Burst of Splendor Paper Collection
HCD 728 Timeless Amour

Other Items Used
Box, decorative pearls on string, single pearls, pearl swirls,  Alcohol markers to match Dahlia, Tim Holtz distress markers, 2 shades of yellow cardstock, Versafine – vintage sepia, gold wax gilt, cosmic shimmer water colour iridescent paint –rich gold, acrylic paint in purple

Paint the box with the purple acrylic paint. You  don’t need to paint it all only the edges of the box. Measure and cut your chosen paper to fit the inside and outside of the box. (I have allowed a little so that there is still a little purple showing once the paper has been adhered). Adhere on to the box and the lid.
Stamp and colour the large dahlia 4 times. Use some of the cosmic pearlescent paint on some of the petals. The 2 dahlia’s only needs colouring in at the centre petals.
Fussy cut 3 of the dahlia’s so that when layered on top of each other each is a petal smaller than the one on the bottom.....are you still with meJ
Die cut 4 of the flourish heart dies from the Timeless Amour die set in the paler shade of yellow cardstock and 2 more in the deeper shade.  Stamp, colour and die cut the classic leaves twice.  Adhere the flourish hearts onto the top of the box lid as in picture. Now layer up the dahlia and adhere the leaves and dahlia in the centre . With a pencil, mark where the lid comes to when on. (at the sides of the box) take the heart flourishes  and where the pencil mark is cut the top off the flourish heart , this part you adhere to the lid and the other part you adhere to the box  base. So that when the lid is on you don’t loose the shape of the heart flourish. Do this on both sides. Take the other heart flourishes and cut off at the top as in picture. Adhere one to the centre of the front and one on the centre of the back of the box.  Add some gold gilding wax around the edges and a little on the heart flourishes. Colour some cream or white pearls with alcohol markers that match or coordinate with the dahlia. Adhere around the box and  also add some single pearls on the heart flourishes as in picture.  Finally adhere the gold pearl flourishes to as in picture.

I hope you like my project....I will be back next Wednesday with a scheduled post for Heartfelt Creations as I will be on my holiday:).....I also want to apologise again for not visiting all of your fab blogs recently but I am sooooo busy trying to get organised before I go away....but I promised I will get around to them all soon.....:)

I would like to enter my box into the following challenges:
Just Inspirational challenge - photo inspiration
Created With Love - anything goes
Make It Monday - always anything goes


Sunday, 14 July 2013

Christmas In July Over at Lacy Sunshine

Good morning fellow crafters...hope you are all well and having a nice weekend:)

Just a little reminder that we're half way through Challenge #12 now and you have until 6 pm (GMT) next Saturday to get your entries in.
 There's a fabulous freebie digi still up for grabs on the challenge blog if you'd like to join in.  Remember that if you use a Lacy Sunshine image then you are entered into a Random.Org draw with the chance of winning $30 worth of fabulous digis from Heather's store, and if you put GDT after your name when you enter, you could be joining the wonderful Sunshine Girls in one of the challenges!
This week, the reminder inspiration is provided by Team Heather which I am on:)
For my card I decided to go with a nice cool blue theme as my gorgeous digi I have used is called Snowflake and I am sure you will all agree that she is just adorable......Heather certainly is designing  some stunning digis :) you will find some MORE new digis over at the store HERE

So on to my card.....


  • I have used a Martha Stewart punch for the snowflakes on top of the card.
  • The snowflakes are all Spellbinder dies
  • All of the gorgeous embellishments are from The Hobby House


Friday, 12 July 2013

Whimsy Digital DT Inspirational card

A very good afternoon to you all....I am back with my second post today:)
Firstly if you are looking for my Hanna and Friends post and blog candy you will find it HERE

Today I would like to share my inspiration card for Whimsy Digital using the very pretty Keelie by Marika Collins available HERE at Whimsy Stamps



  •  The base easel card measures 7"x7".
  • I have coloured in using copics.
  • The sentiment is Fanciful Birthday Notables1 available HERE and die cut using Elegant notables 1 die available HERE
  • The flowers and pearls are all available from The Hobby House
  • I have used frantage on the wooden butterflies and added a little gesso onto the flowers.
  • The flourishes are Spellbinder - Jewel Flowers and Flourishes.
  • I have used Maja Design papers - Vintage Summer Basics. I have used a Martha Stewart punch on the designer papers and layered them up onto co-ordinating cardstock.
  • To finish I have added lot's of stickles glitter:)