Sunday 31 March 2013

Jacks New Bike

Well here he is all kitted out on his maiden journey.

I was a little frightened of pedalling but I guess that is to be expected.

ding ding

He soon got to grips with it.

Hopefully we’ll have him up and running in no time at all.

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Easter Sunday

Whether you are Egg Hunting, bunny hopping, decorating paste eggs, having an Easter Parade, decorating an Easter hat or stuffing your face with Easter eggs it is a time for celebration.

Easter is a Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his crucifixion so many will attend sunrise services to give thanks.


I always think of Easter as a family time, we like to give chocolate treats (sometime eggs) and as a child I often got new shoes as an Easter gift.

This year for Jack we have bought him a new bicycle something ridiculous as an Easter gift but he needed a new one and we are eager to take him out cycling with us.

I can’t wait to see him on it.

If you are decorating Paste eggs today, here are just a couple of my favourite tutorials.

Eggshell Candles at Paint,Cut,Paste


Easter egg colouring tips and edible table decoration ideas from Wholesome Cook


Whatever you are doing this weekend

have a Blessed Easter

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Friday 29 March 2013

Fairy Needle–Sewing Cards

It has been quite some time since I did sewing on a card, mostly as I don’t get much time to do it but also because I forget how nice it looks.

Today I set up the Mini Janome sewing machine and gave this image the treatment it deserves.

Fairy Needle by Mo’s Digital Pencil 


Image coloured with Copic markers and chalk pencils.


I found the perfect bit on chipboard sentiment to go with the card.


The tension was not perfect on the thread but it still works.


And a couple of these crochet blossoms just finish it off nicely.


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The Wrinklies CD rom

Back in stock real soon, I have just found out that I will be back at Create and Craft on Thursday 4th April for two shows the first one starting at 12 noon, so get your lunch ready early and have a TV Dinner and we will be there on your screens to entertain you.



Wrinklies- Print Perfect 01

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Thursday 28 March 2013

Great Books on Crafting

Now make your world colourful and prettier with great books on crafting. Discover lovely creations and have fun sewing the unique offerings given in amazing craft books. These books are ideal for all craft lovers who love great crafting ideas. They come with simple instructions and vivid descriptions with great illustrations. You are sure to find the entire crafting experience fun filled and rewarding. They contain great content and ideas with easy to make adorable creatures that are sure to enliven any living space. All these books are worthwhile as they come at a bargain price with Amazon promotional code. So pick up any of these books that are packed with inspiring ideas to make interesting craft projects.

Crafting Tilda's Friends

This book contains amazing papercraft and fun sewing projects by craft designer Tilda and author Tone Finnanger. Now you can not only create cute bunnies, bumblebees, birds, cats , dragonflies, frogs and snails but you can bring them to life by giving them unique features such as a sharp fabric nose to your cute bird. If you are in a mood to create angels, you could have fun creating pretty garden angels with sun hats and leave them to enjoy with the plants in your garden. You could also make your interesting characters serve a useful purpose such as a pincushion or a key holder. You could add life to your cushions, bags, blankets or table mats by adding interesting motifs of birds or bunnies through applique techniques.


Complete Guide

The Complete Guide to Card Making by Sarah Beaman is a beautiful collection of 25 great projects and shows 100 techniques to create a variety of motifs. It is a comprehensive guide to create greetings cards, blanks cards and envelopes for nearly every occasion. You can learn to make creative embossing techniques to create unique cards and also enhance your crafting experience by referring to the motif library and projects section of the book. Learn to use basic equipment as well as new products to create hand-stitched designs or using flowers or beaded edges to create stunning designs for your cards.


Magical Craft Projects

Crafting a Magical Life by Carol Holaday is a powerful book containing detailed instructions to craft twenty spiritual or magical items that you can create on your own with the help of a focused attention and intention and bring happiness in your life. Quilling by author Suzanne McNeill and contributors Laura Gregory and Jane Cleveland is an interesting collection of papercrafting projects. Enjoy great discounts on the above creative crafts books with Amazon promotional code and fill your time with fun activities for various occasions.


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Wednesday 27 March 2013

Something Old Something New–Piece O’ Cake

Here I am posting posting something new that the Design Team for Creations by AR are doing each week, every week one of us will share something newly made from one of the older templates in the Creations by AR shop.
I used the Piece O’ Cake set templates so easy to do that I made a whole cake.Piece_o_cake2
good enough to eat.and what is fun is that each one is a box so wouldn’t it be brilliant to use them as a table setting and pop a napkin and an after dinner mint inside?
and from the top
This was such a fun project to make.
Papers are by Nitwit 
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Tuesday 26 March 2013

Pansy Perfect Papers

A new digital paper pack and they are simply elegant

Pansy Perfect

6 x Digital A4 papers

High quality 300dpi


This is a digital paper pack that you download direct to your computer

you may sell your hand made cards made with these papers.

cost £1.00

Add to Cart

Monday 25 March 2013

Schools out for Easter

Our jack breaks up from nursery for Easter on Thursday and we thought it would be nice to give his teachers a little something back for all their care and hard work this term.

So I got out the Silhouette Portrait and knocked up a little school house that we will fill with chocolate mini eggs for them.


Cute huh!

So easy too, I bought the template from the silhouette site.

I had a wonderful Birthday on Saturday.

A Kiss from my favourite boy

A massive bouquet from my favourite fellow.

Pandora charms from my favourite girls.

And another bouquet from my daughters partner Charlie.

Ribeye steak for dinner, loads of cards and some cash too.

It was the perfect day.



Saturday 23 March 2013

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Fabulous, Polka Dot Card

I think this is a tad busier than my normal card but I think this image demanded it, the image is called Fabulous and is a digital image from Mo’s Digital Pencil.

I bet you all thought I was calling my own card Fabulous ha ha!Fabulous1


I lovingly coloured her with Copic Markers and Chalk Pencils, I distressed all of the papers to make the edges raggy tied a bow in the corner with a fabulous button from Dainty Paperie and at the top corner added some poppy’s and blossoms and some die cut leaf design.


So today is my Birthday. I think I’ve come a long way from this picture below.


Chris asked me what I wanted for my Birthday and I told him I didn’t want anything, I can’t think of a thing I want and that's the truth, I used to complain at my parents when they did that but I think you get content with what you have and buy what you need so I totally understand it now.

I do however intend on having a fat day ha ha! maybe even a chocolate day but we’ll see.

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Thursday 21 March 2013

Creations by AR–Picnic Basket

Oh I am so so ready for the summer months, a bit of warmth to the bones and some sun on your back, what more could you want?

Picnics, that's the more you could want, when I was a little girl we had regular family picnics and this year Creations by AR have it covered for us with a new release of My Picnic Basket


Such fun to stuff with favourite treats.


its made at the bat of an eyelid, very quick to make up.


I stuffed mine with mini chocolate digestive packets but it could have been a gift box or good for your treats to get our little ones eating healthy snacks.



My Picnic Basket


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Blog Hop of the Month–Gingham or Plaid

Its blog hop time again and your chance to win one of two $5 credits for Mo's Digital Pencil don't forget your comments on our DT's blogs along the way...our wonderful host this month is our fabulous Heidy and the Blog Hop order is below.

 Heidy, Alice, Mina, Pops, ME, Gretha, Kerttu, Jane, Julie, Debby.Y

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I used Bernard for my image this month and made a step card


I used tiny button, twine and a bone charm to embellish the card and Copic Markers to colour the image.


Next up is Gretha and she has made something jaw dropping gorgeous to show you.

Don't forget to leave comments along the way as there is a couple of spot prizes on comments left

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Wednesday 20 March 2013

Romancing Paper Pack

I have mostly in my time given away freely to my readers papers that I have designed, I can spend days at a time creating these and so this time I am asking a small fee for my papers, this new set is beautiful so I think a £1 charge isn’t asking too much it works out at 20 pence per sheet.
Romancing Paper Pack
5 x Digital A4 papers
High quality 300dpi
Romancing preview
 This is a digital paper pack that you download direct to your computer
you may sell your hand made cards made with these papers.
cost £1.00
Add to Cart

Google Reader is Closing

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Monday 18 March 2013

Good Luck Leprechaun

I made up the Leprechaun from Mo’s Digital Pencil, it was created on St Patricks day. It was given as a 24 hour freebie by Mo on her facebook page so if you hurry you may still get it free.


I love that this image comes with it’s own Irish Blessing, it takes all of the hard work out in trying to hunt one down.


He’s such fun no?

Coloured with Copic Markers and chalk pencils.

I added some Mica gold flakes to the card.


And of course it wouldn’t be complete without a 4 leaf clover made with a heart punch.


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