Tuesday, 1 December 2015

A bouquet for Sister

Hello crafters.

Something light and pastel today using a lovely Woodware stamp ( it comes with different relative stamps which you can insert into the space above the flowers - I used sister) and gorgeous embossing folder.

Items used:
Image: Woodware stamped in Tuxedo Black and coloured with Pros.
Embossing folder: Sara Davies Sig. Daisy Trail - embossing highlighted with DIs
Dies: MFT Zig Zag Stitched circles
Paper: First Edition Mulberry Kisses
DIs: Victorian Velvet, Forest Moss
Gems and glitter glue

Challenges I would like to enter:

crafting from the heart - anything goes
craft your passion - anything goes
crafty boots - spots or dots
cuttlebug mania - embossing
lemon shortbread - anything goes
papertake weekly - anything goes

Thanks for looking and any comments.

Sunday, 29 November 2015

All Glammed Up Happy Birthday

I'm not crazy about shoes, but I had to have this stamp and die set from Heartfelt Creations.....it is gorgeous!  I decided to go for a black, red and gold theme and I don't think it's come out too bad if I say so myself!!  I really enjoyed making and shaping the flowers.

Items used:
Heartfelt Creations All Glammed Up Stamp and matching die, Posy Patch flowers, Classic Leaf stamp and die, Decorative Oval die
Embossalicious folder: Floral Wonder
Black spiders web
Gold embossing powder
Black pearls

Challenges I would like to enter:

crafty friends #19 one for the girls
brown sugar#174: use pearls
crafting with friends : anything goes
creative corner : glitz and glam.
creative fingers: anything goes
left of center #106: nothing square
crafty girls creations: anything goes
crafty gals corner#47: anything goes
creative moments#81: anything goes
the crafty addicts #4: anything goes/use a die

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Little Miaow To Someone Special

Well the summer holidays are nearly over...flew by as usual!  It'll be back to work, school runs, meetings for this, that and the other - altogether less time for crafting!!  Anyhoo, onto my card.  This card was for a cat lover's birthday. I made quite a few cards from this range recently and I never tire of these cute little felines!

Items used:
Image and papers: PM Little Miaow
Dies: SB Stately Circles, MFT Zig Zag Circles
Forever Friends Sparkle gems

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Chocolate, Coffee and Cards :#98 use a sentiment
Simply Papercraft: #12 anything goes
Crafty Friends Ch.: use a sentiment
Robyns Fetish:#279 square cards only
One Stitch at a Time:#244 anything goes + four legged friends
Incy Wincy Designs: anything goes
Craft Your Passion: anything goes
Crafting from the Heart: anything goes

Thanks for looking and any comments. 
Happy crafting :0)


Sunday, 23 August 2015

Mr & Mrs

Hello fellow crafters.  It's supposed to be the last sunny day for a while, so before I head out into the garden,, here's a card I made in one of my favourite colours.

Items used:

Dies: Tonic Scalloped Square and Mr & Mrs
Embossing folder: Creative Expressions Fantails
Lace, gems, glitter glue from own stash

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Die Cutting Divas :#229 celebrate it
Fan-Tastic Tuesdays :#97 anything goes & glitter
Inky Chicks :#55 hearts
Papertake Weekly : to die for
TTCRD : anything goes 

Thursday, 6 August 2015

On Your Birthday flowers

Good morning crafters.  I love using the LOTV pre-coloured art pads and if it's a floral image even better.  This is one of my favourite images from the Beautiful Blooms pad and I think it goes really well with these Dovecraft papers.

Items used:

Image: LOTV Art Pad 27
Papers: Dovecraft Garden Party
Dies: MFT Stitched Scalloped Edges, SB Lacey Circle and Oval Bliss
Sentiment: LOTV
Punches: Nellie Snellen
Sparkle gem from new Forever Friends collection
Ribbon, spiders web, gems and glitter glue from stash

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafting when we can - ribbon, twine or washi tape- I've used ribbon
Glitter and Sparkle -#49 add some flowers
The Ribbon Girls - any image
Paper Shelter - #214 lace or ribbon
Inspiration Destination - #46 anything goes

Thanks for looking

Happy crafting

Fatima xx

Monday, 3 August 2015

With warmest wishes...

Good morning crafters.  A quick card for this morning as I'm on my way to north of the border for a short break - hope the weather stays nice.
I've used a lovely sentiment stamp from Stamps by Chloe as the main image and have kept the colours soft and muted.

Items used:

Sentiment: Stamps by Chloe stamped with London Fog
Dies: SB Timeless Rectangle, TL small bow
Papers: First Edition Paper Flowers
Gems and pearl from stash

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Allsorts : pearls and gems
Cupcake Inspiration :#321 embellishments
Seize the Birthday : birthday card
Glitter n Sparkle:#148 anything goes
Sister Act Card Ch.:#116 anything goes
Creative Moments:#73 anything goes

Thank yoy for stopping by.
Happy crafting.

Fatima xx

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Congratulations with floral heart

Hello crafters.  It's the first day of August - where did July go!?!? Lot's of weddings coming up this month so here's a card made with some papers and a die that I've had for while but just not got around to using.

Items used:

Dies: Sweet Dixie Floral Heart Frame, SB Decorative Labels 1, 
MB Leavenworth butterflies, MFT Blueprints 20
Papers: Wild Rose Studio Silverton Hall
Sentiment: Kanban stamped with London Fog
Pearls,  rosebuds, glitter glue, Sakura gel pen from own stash

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Fussy and Fancy #144 things with wings
Scrap and craft: #12 wedding
CRAFT :#322 well done/congratulations
Mod Squad Ch. : anything goes + a die
4 Crafty Chicks : #257 anything goes
Creative Moments :#73 anything goes
Simply Papercraft:#10 anything goes

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Another Baby Girl

Good morning crafters and what a bright sunny morning it is too here in the north - a nice change from all the rain we've been having.

 This morning's card is another baby girl one.  Once again I've used an adorable image from a LOTV art pad - this one is Little Ones and I've also had a little play with some dies I recently purchased.  I thought the new Joanna Sheen floral die matched the flowers along the bottom of the image very nicely.

Items used:

Image: LOTV Art Pad Little Ones
Papers: First Edition Paper Flowers
Dies: SB Valiant Honor 
MFT Blue Prints 20 (kiss border)
Joanna Sheen Queen Anne's Lace
MB Crisp Bows
Punches: Tonic butterfly, MD flower punch
Sentiment: LOTV stamped in Rich Cocoa
gems, glitter glue, 
Whispers pens (remember them?!) to colour in the flower heads and punched butterflies

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

TTCRD - anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - anything goes
Make My Monday - flowers
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #14 anything goes
MAWTT - Baby Baby

Thanks for looking and any comments.
Happy crafting!!

Fatima xx

Monday, 27 July 2015

It's a Girl

Hello crafters.  It's been a busy few weeks but now with the holidays under way, it should mean more crafting time - fingers crossed!!  For my card today, I have chosen a sweet LOTV baby image - might see more baby cards in the near future as there've been lots of new babies arriving amongst family and friends.

Items used:

Image: LOTV Art Pad
Papers: LOTV Country Meadow
Dies: SB Elegant Ovals, MB Corner bow, S Wilson Delicate Fronds
Punches : MS border, Woodware tag
Sentiment: Woodware stamped with Spun Sugar
rosebuds, pearls, glitter glue from own stash

I would like to enter the following challenges:

MAWTT : baby baby
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards : #96 a flower in your image
Glitter and Sparkle : #147 something that starts with b - baby
Polkadoodles : #30 use 2or more patterned papers
Crafty Gals Corner : #29 to die for
Brown Sugar : #156 anything goes
Simply Papercraft : #9 anything goes

Thanks for looking and any comments.  Happy crafting!

Fatima x

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Beautiful blooms

A vase of beautiful flowers today. I love the combination of blue and pink.

Items used: 
Image: LOTV art pad
Dies: Tonic Petunia Trellis , SB Circles
Embossing folder : -XCut Lace Frame
Pearls, glitter glue


Allsorts:  #317 blue as the ocean
Get Creative: flowers
Creative Moments #71 anything goes/embossing
CRAFT: #318 embossing
4 Crafty Chicks: #253 no stamping
Inspiration Destination : #40 anything goes
Die Cuttin Divas: #222 anything goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty: #234 anything goes
Crafting from the Heart: anything goes

Friday, 26 June 2015

Tudor Rose Happy Birthday

Hi. For today's card I've used some leftover card and paper in an attempt to reduce my ever-growing scrap pile. The flower dies remind me so much of the Red Rose of Lancaster - the flower of my county.

Items used:
Paper: Dovecraft Bohemian
Dies: SB Tudor Rose Collection, XCut Ornate Sentiments
Embossing folder: Tatt. Lace Basket Weave

Crafting from the heart: anything goes
Craft your passion : anything goes
Incy Wincy: anything goes
The Crazy Challenge: spots/stripes
Creative Moments: #71 anything goes+ dry embossing
Crafty Gals Corner: #25 anything goes
Crafting with attitude: anything goes
Sugar and Betty: anything goes
The sisters of craft: anything goes

Sunday, 21 June 2015

It's A Boy

Hi. A baby card today using a sweet image from LOTV. It's all shades of blue although the papers and fussy cut hearts and stars look more grey than blue!

Items used:

Image: LOTV Art Pad
Papers: PM Craft Collection
Die: SB Elegant Ovals
Sentiment: Woodware stamp
Sakura gel pen for faux stitching
Buttons, twine, lace, ribbon, gems and glitter glue


Little Red Wagon: #294 stitching
Sweet Sketch #58
Crafting for All Seasons : #104 It's A Boy Thing
Whimsy Inspirations : #84 use ribbon, lace or twine
Brown Sugar :#151 monochrome 
Color My Heart :#147 monochrome
Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge: anything goes/ something blue
Glitter n Sparkle :#142 One for the Boys
Robyn's Fetish: # 269  Must add buttons
Addicted to stamps : bingo - lace, sentiment and ribbon

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Congratulations Mr and Mrs

A different style of card for me today, never really done one of these before.  tfl x x.

Items used:
Dies: Tonic, Presscut
Punches: Nellie Snellen, Xcut
Papers: First Edition Silent Night
Pearls, sentiment (Kanban stamped in London Fog)

Robyn's Fetish: #268 wedding cards
Glitter n Sparkle :#141 include a die cut
Dragonfly dreams: special occasions
Amusing: wedding
Allsorts: flower power
Crafty Calendar: fancy folds
MAWTT: to the happy couple
Loves rubber stamps:#155 spots and dots

Monday, 8 June 2015

Something blue

Hi all. For today's card I dug out a stamp from Ms Bibby which I hadn't used for quite a while. Simple but nice I think. tfl. xx.

Items used:

Image: Dawn Bibby stamp coloured with Pros
Papers: Me To You Spring Chic
Dies: SB Labels 18, Floral Ovals
Woodware punches 
Hunkydory Diamond Sparkles


Gem of a Challenge: something blue
Wags 'n' Whiskers: #155 seeing spots
Creative Moments: #69 anything goes
Fab and Funky: #262 check it out
Penny's Paper Crafty: #230 anything goes
Wonderful Wednesdays: anything goes
Loves Rubber Stamps:#154 anything goes

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Have a lovely birthday

Good afternoon. For today's card I have used some lovely dies from Tattered Lace. Wish I could wear heels that high!! Thanks for looking. x

Items used:
Dies: Tattered Lace
Sentiment: LOTV
gems, ribbon, bow


Cupcake Inspirations - #312 black, white, metallic
Amusing - anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - anything goes
Creative Knockouts - #92 ribbons and bows
Penny's Paper Crafty - #230 anything goes
Creative Card Crew - #88 for a teen
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
TTCRD - anyhing goes

Friday, 5 June 2015

Happy Anniversary

For today's card I've used a sweet Woodware stamp coloured with Promarkers.

Items used:

Image: Woodware stamp - Memento London Fog and coloured with Promarkers
Papers: LOTV Promises
Sentiment : Woodware stamp
Buttons, gems, glitter glue

Pile It On - #71 focus on colouring
Melonheadz - # flowers everywhere
Shabby Tearoom - #253 in my garden 
Brown Sugar - #149 anything goes
Simply Papercraft - anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - #109 anything goes
Loves Rubber Stamps - #154 anything goes

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Happy Birthday - peacock

Good morning. For today's card I've used an image cut from the lovely  'Bohemian' paper pad from Dovecraft. I love the colours and finishes of these papers.

Items used

Image: die cut from paper
Paper: Dovecraft 'Bohemian', PM shimmered textured cardstock
Dies: SB Dec. Labels 22, Labels 3, Fleur de Lis Squares, T. lace Lacy Daisy, Collecting Corners
Dovecraft enamelled glitter dots, glitter glue, beaded string, gem, DI Victorian Velvet, Evergreen Bough


Aud Sentiments Ch. #130 Things with wings
Brown Sugar #143 anything goes
Choc., Coffee and Cards #89 Use a die cut
Crafty Catz #276 Things with wings
Mema's Ch. anything goes + die cut /punch
Ladybug Crafts anything goes

Sunday, 19 April 2015

With Love roses

Good morning. Finally got around to using this image from one of the  LOTV art pads - such a pretty image I think.

Items used: 

Papers: First Edition J'adore and Kraft card
Dies: SB scalloped and standard circles, MB Fabulous Phlox
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Sentiment: Kanban
Pearl, ribbon, roses, glitter glue from own stash

Craft-Dee BowZ - anything goes + bow
Dream Valley Ch. - use Kraft
Get Creative Ch. - include a tag
Incy Wincy - embossing wet or dry
Top Tip Tuesday - 3 of something - I have 3 roses
Inky Impressions - #205 Kraft it
Choc. Coffee and  Cards - #89 use a diecut

Monday, 13 April 2015


Good morning. In a pink, floral  mood this morning.

Items used: Image - PM decoupage
Papers: PM Henbury Lane
Dies: SB Fleur de Lis, Garden Weave,
Punches: Xcut, MS, Woodware, Kars
Sentiment: Kanban
Ribbon, button, pearls - own stash


Crafty Sentiment Designs - lots of flowers
In the Pink - Celebrate
Crafty Catz #274 - two or more patterned papers
Fussy n Fancy - #136 buttons n bows
Polkadoodles #15 Pink and Pretty
Wags n Whiskers - #151 buttons
Glitter n Sparkle - #132 include a butterfly
The Corrosive Challenge - #222 Floral Fantasy

Friday, 10 April 2015

Tatty Teddy Have A Great Day

Cute Tatty Teddy on this card.

Items used: Tatty Teddy 'A Gift Inside' coloured with Pro. and pencils
Papers: Me To You Spring Chic
Dies : Xcut stars, SB scalloped circles
Sentiment: Me To You
Me To You inks
Gems, glitter glue, ribbon


Cute Card Thursday #368 Bonny Blues
DRS Designs #169 Birthday Blues
Simon Says Stamp. April Showers
Crafting for all Seasons #99 Animal Magic

Handbags galore

Good morning. You can never have too many of these I think!

Items used:

Image: LOTV coloured with Pro.
Papers: Dovecraft 'More or Less'
Dies/Punches: SB Elegant Ovals, Labels 10, MS border punch, Tonic butterfly punch
Crochet ribbon, PM rosebuds, Sakura glitter gel pen, gem, glitter glue
DI Victorian Velvet


Ribbon Girls Pastel colours
Love To Scrap # 51 dots/stripes
Pink Elephant # 293 pastel colours
Sweet Stamps #216 flowers
Robyn's Fetish #258 pastel colours
Suzy Bee #74 pastel colours

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Butterfly birthday

Good morning.  A bright card for a bright morning - I hope it is where you are.  Spring green everywhere you look - so uplifting. Thanks for looking. xx

Items used: 

Dies: MD butterfly, SB Curved borders, Xcut Floral Cluster Circle
Papers: Raspberry Road and from own stash
Butterfly embossing folder - magazine freebie
Sentiment : Kanban stamp in DI Barn Door
Ribbon, glitter glue, pearls


Cupcake Inspirations #303 colours
Fan-tastic Tuesday #80 anything goes with a twist - die/punch
Little Red Wagon - #284 Spring is in the air
Mod Squad Ch. - butterfly focal
Whimsy Inspiration -# 81 use a diecut
Moving Along With Times - inspiration photo

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Have a Happy Birthday

Good morning. One of the new Gorjuss stamps today - love this one with the different hair.

Items used: 

Image: Gorjuss 'Dear Apple' coloured with Pro.
Papers: Dovecraft 'Leyton'
Sentiment: Kanban
Dies: Xcut Trim Borders, SB Floral corner 2, Rose Creations, Labels 8, Elegant Ovals, MB Leavenworth butterflies.
Gems, pearls, glitter glue


Pile It On. #63. Diecuts
Love To Scrap. #51. Dots or stripes
Passions for Promarkers #291. Passion for birthday
Simply Create Too #82 anything goes
Catch the Bug #273 anything goes
Sugar Nellie Gorjuss party

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Birthday Wishes - blue rose

Good morning.  Something floral this morning - a topper from one of the gorgeous Hunkydory pads.

Items used: 

Image: Hunkydory Craft Verses 
Papers: PM Rose Garden
Dies: SB Branching Out, Foliage Two
Ribbon, gems, flowers and glitter glue from own stash.


Southern Girls #107 Punches and dies
Card Mania #67 flowers
Creatalicious #73 anything goes
Die Cut Divas in the garden

Sunday, 5 April 2015

For you on your Birthday - Bamboo

Hello.  I've used an old favourite stamp today with some fresh spring colours. Thanks for looking.

Items used: 

Image: Party Paws Bamboo with Flower coloured with Pro.
Papers: 1st Edition Bird Song and Floral Pavilion
Dies: 1st Edition Flowers, SB Lacey Circles, Foliage 2, Dec. labels 8
Sentiment: LOTV


Creative Knockouts- #83 diecuts/punches
Crafty Hazelnut's - Patterned paper
Die Cut Divas - in the garden
Creative Corner - animal fun
Dragons Lair Designs - add an animal
Sister Act - #100 anything goes

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Lilac Dragonfly

Good morning. I've been wanting to use this beautiful stamp for a while now - I just love seeing dragonflies flying around in the garden in the summer. Thanks for looking x x.

Items used:
Image: magazine freebie coloured with Promarkers
Papers: First Edition New Bloom
Dies: MB Fairytale Flower border, Blushing Bouquet, SB plain and Lacey Circles
Punches: Xcut corner, Hobbycraft dragonfly
Glitter glue, gems


Make My Monday -  flowers
Get Creative- diecuts
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
TTCRD -anything goes
Sisterhood of Crafters - Come Fly With Me

Friday, 3 April 2015

For You

Good morning. A pretty stamp today in one of my favourite colours - turquoise.  Thanks for looking. x x

Items used:

Image: PM Bellisima dress stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa and coloured with Promarkers.
Papers: First Edition Boho Chic 
Dies/punches: Tonic border, SB Circles and Lacey Circles
Sentiment: magazine freebie stamped in Rich Cocoa
PM Craft Collection border stamp
Button, twine, glitter glue, DI Evergreen Bough


Cupcake Inspiration - #303 stripes and dots 
Paper Minutes - #377 buttons
Fab n Funky - #253 lots of layers
Penny's Paper Crafty #221 anyhing goes
Wonderful Wednesday - anything goes

Thursday, 2 April 2015

It's Your Birthday - Tatty Teddy

Good morning.  Thought I'd make a card with this little fella - the flowers remind me of what delights are starting to grow in the garden (and are already here).

Items used:

Image: Tatty Teddy -  Spring Bouquet coloured with Promarkers and watercolour pencils
Papers: LOTV Perfect Pair
Dies: MB Spring Border, Leavenworth butterfly; SB Stately Circles; First Edition Doily
Sentiment: Craftwork Cards
Glitter glue, gems


Crafty Cardmakers - Spring
Melonheadz - Spring
Ooh La La Creations - Spring/Easter
Sweet Sunday Sketch -Sketch #262
Creative Corner - Spring has sprung
Crafting For All Seasons - #99 Animal Magic
Little Red Wagon - #283 Call the Vet

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

With Love

Good morning all. A mellow, floral card today.

Items used:
Image : from my copious decoupage stash - don't know which company
Papers: First Edition Blank Canvas
Dies: SB Curved Borders, Elegant Ovals; MB Corner Bow
Punches : Nellie Snellen
Sentiment: Dovecraft Sweet Paris 
Pearls, glitter glue, ribbon: Dovecraft
Lace from own stash
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Top Tip Tuesday : Mellow Yellow
Dream Valley Challenges : # 103 lace, ribbon, pearls
Get Creative : must use a die cut
Incy Wincy : flowers and lace
Shabby Tearoom :  # 248 beautiful blooms
Sentimental Sundays : #252 springtime flowers
Crazy Challenge : #194 floral

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Humming bird birthday

Good morning. One of my favourite birds on this card - nicely echoed in these papers I'm loving at the moment.

Image: Kanban Birds of Paradise
Papers: First Edition - Paper Flowers
Dies/Punches: Tonic border, SB Elegant Ovals, HOTP Feather
Gems and glitter glue


Whimsy Inspiration #81 Use a diecut
TTCRD -Anyhing goes
Melonheadz -  Animals
Paper Shelter #195 Spring Delight
Inky Impressions #201 Pastel Colours
Fab n Funky #251 Spring into colour
Papertake Weekly - Happy Anything