Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Baby Girl

Good morning crafters. Hope all is well.
Today's card uses a similar layout to a wedding card I did a while back.



Items used:
Dies:  Sweet Dixie, Tonic
Nellie Snellen punches
TL embossing folder
Tonic Nuvo drops
gems and pearls and glitter

Challenges:

Craft your Passion - anything goes
Crafty Friends Challenge - #43 anything goes
Crafty Catz #344 - anything goes + use diecuts/punches
Creative Fingers #119 - anything goes


Thanks for looking and any comments - always appreciated.

Happy crafting

Fatima
xxx

Sunday, 25 September 2016

A Dreamee Especially for You

Hello crafters.  Hope all is well.

For today's card I've used some floral stamps.  I've had my eye on these for a while and finally gave in!


It didn't actually take too long to colour and cut these out. I love them so much that I've stamped a few whole white A4 sheets with flowers in different sizes and cut them out whenever I have time, ready to colour in.

Items used:

DP: LOTV Pastel Dreams
Flowers: Dreamees - stamped, coloured with Promarkers and cut out
Dies: Tonic Boudoir Square Base, SW Lace Edged Leaves
Sentiment: Clearly Besotted stamp
rainbow drops for flower centres

Challenges:

I love Promarkers #318 flowers/nature
Creative Fingers #116 anything goes
A Gem of a Challenge #178 female  birthday

Thanks for popping by and any comments - always appreciated :)

Happy Crafting

Fatima
xxx


Saturday, 27 August 2016

Floral Birthday

Good morning lovely crafters.

For today's card I've used some dies that I finally got out of the packaging having purchased them a while ago.  As I may have mentioned before I love flowers and these Tonic Beautiful Blooms are gorgeous.  The larger flowers were a little too big to embellish this card so I've used the smaller one in the set - equally pretty.



Items used:

DP: Sweet Dixie
Dies: Tonic Sew Pretty Circle Frame, Happy Birthday Pansy Topper, Beautiful Blooms Woodland Aster,Royal Fern
Emb. Folder Cr. Comp.
DI
Pearls

Challenges:

Creative Fingers :#115 anything goes
Simply Papercraft :#35 anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks #313 Sentiment
Crafty Gals Corner :#86 emboss it
Little Red Wagon :#356 Happy Birthday
The Crafty Addicts :#22 anything goes/use die cuts


Thank you for visiting and any comments.

Happy Crafting

Fatima
xxx



Monday, 22 August 2016

Cup of Roses

Good morning lovely crafters.

For today's card I've used a cute Woodware stamp featuring some of my favourite flowers roses (that's what I think they are anyway lol!).  The second flush of roses are beginning to come into flower in my garden and I look forward to their gorgeous fragrance floating around the garden.



Items used:

DP: WRS Peach Blossom
Image: Woodware stamp 'Cup of Love' coloured with Promarkers
Dies: MFT Zig Zag Stitch Circles; SB Lacey Circles; Cheery Lynn Banner; MD Ivy Corners
Hunkydory Diamond Sparkles glitter
DI Victorian Velvet
Rosebuds from stash


Challenges:

In The Pink #101 Make It Sparkle
Fussy and Fancy #170 Pink and Cream
Stamping Sensations anything goes
As You Like It favourite flowers and why - difficult to choose from so many, but it would have to be roses because they are timeless, suitable for so many occasions, come in an array of colours and the real ones have the most divine fragrance.
Inkspirational #115 patterned paper
The Pencil Case #26 anything goes





Thank you so much for popping by and any comments you leave - always appreciated.

Happy crafting

Fatima
xxx

Friday, 19 August 2016

Krafty Butterflies

Good morning crafters.  What a soggy morning it is too!

I've gone all krafty for today's card using some really yummy Craft Sensations papers and one of my favourite butterfly dies.




Items used:

DP: Craft Sensations
Dies: WRS butterfly, TL Victorian Rose Label, MB Kensington Border
Embossing folder: Tatty Teddy
Twine: Forever Friends
pearls from stash


Challenges:

Inky Chicks # 71 Lots of butterflies
Cardz 4 Galz #29 butterflies/dragonflies 
Sisterhood of Crafters  Close to nature
Tuesday Throwdown #307 anything goes
Crafting from the Heart #123 anything goes
Fab n Funky #316 anything goes
Creative Moments #100 anything goes
Double D Neutrals 

Thanks so much for popping by and any comments - much appreciated.

Happy Crafting

Fatima
xxx


Monday, 15 August 2016

Have a Sparkling Day

Good sunny morning crafters.

Bling, bling, bling this morning!  This is a Dawn Bibby Designs stamp I've had for quite a while now but not used in ages. Tut Tut!


Easy to colour in (my favourite colour) and just begging to be glitzed up. Happy to oblige :-)

Items used:

DP: M & C Boutique and PM Lucy Cromwell
Image and sentiment : Dawn Bibby Designs coloured with Promarkers
Dies: Go Kreate Frilly #10 rectangle; Cr. Comp. flowers
MS border punch
Glitters: Hunkydory Diamond Sparkles and Chloe's Sparkleicious
pearl and gems from stash

Challenges:

Inkspirational: #115 Patterned paper
Seize the Birthday:  birthday + anything goes
Cardz for Galz: #28 monochrome
I Love Promarkers: #315 Birthday
Passion for Promarkers: #358 hip to be square

Thanks for visiting and any comments you leave.

Happy crafting

Fatima
xxx



Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Floral Watering Can

Hello crafters.

Not seen much of the sun lately so I thought I'd cheer things up a bit with some bright papers :-)

Something a little bit different for me today.  I usually just cut out dies and use them, but this time I've coloured this die in - something I might do more of with my other dies.


Items used:

DP Tonic Simply Blooms
Dies: Sweet Dixie Floral Watering Can coloured with Promarkers; MD Stitched Floral Circle inked with DIs
Ch. Lynn banner
Sentiment: LOTV stamp
gems

Challenges:

Fussy and Fancy #169 Walk in the Garden
Allsorts #375 Spots and stripes
Artistic Inspirations anything goes
Incy Wincy Designs anything goes


Thank you for stopping by and any comments you leave - always appreciated :-)

Happy crafting

Fatima
xxx

Monday, 8 August 2016

Flowers For You

Hello crafters.

For today's card, I've inked up an old favourite stamp which I haven't used in ages. I really enjoyed colouring in this
little chap :-)







Items used:

DP: First Edition Summer Breeze
Image: Trimcraft Fizzy Moon With Love stamp coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment: LOTV stamp
Dies: Tonic Sew Pretty Circle Frame; SB Lacey Circles
buttons, twine, silk ribbon (PM), glitter glue

Challenges:

In the Pink  #100 anything goes
Seize the Birthday  pink and brown
A Gem of a Challenge #175 buttons and bows
Come and Get It  buttons and bows
Fussy and Fancy #169 A Walk in the Garden

Thanks for popping by and any comments.

Happy crafting

Fatima
xxx


Saturday, 6 August 2016

Blooms and butterfly

Hello crafters.  Playing around with some dies today.

I love flowers and there's nothing nicer than strolling around the garden admiring nature's floral gorgeousness!  Or adding some flowers to a project :-)

I have to admit I go weak at the knees when I see flowers - real ones or dies - letting me loose in a garden centre, especially if it has a craft shop is very dangerous!!

Nevertheless I have been treating myself to some dies from the lovely Sara Signature range.  I cut up some Hobby House pearl flower strings to attach to the centre of the flowers and the butterfly. It wasn't too painful (lol) and I think these finish off the flowers very nicely.


Items used:

DP: First Edition New Bloom
Dies: Sara Sig. Pretty Petals and In Bloom; Tonic butterfly frame; MD Anja's Vintage Frame (inner die);
Poppystamps Daphne Butterfly
Pearl flowers: Hobby House

Challenges:

Inky Chicks #70 use 5 or more flowers
Lemon Shortbread #21 anything goes
TTCRD anything goes
Crafting with Friends #26 anything goes
Simply Papercraft #34 anything goes
As You Like It   favourite papers - I love so many different brands but if I HAVE to choose then mine are First Edition.  These are the ones I use the most. I love the colour palettes they have and the different finishes within each paper pad : foiling, glitter, linen effect, pearlescent, gloss etc. I look forward to each new release.

Thanks so much for visiting and any comments you care to leave.

Happy crafting

Fatima
xxx


Thursday, 4 August 2016

Baby Boy

Hello crafters.  A baby card today. I can't take the credit for colouring this image as it's from the wonderful art pads fron LOTV.  I did have fun embellishing it though.


Items used:

DP : Dovecraft Back to Basics IV
Image : LOTV art pad
Dies: Xcut stars;Tonic Scalloped Square, Royal Frame;
MFT Blueprint 20 Stitched Rectangle
Buttons, twine and gems from my stash

Challenges:

Fairy Tale #148 use blue, stitches and buttons
Paper Shelter Ch. #259 anything goes
Inspiration Destination #95 anything goes

Thanks for popping by and any comments.

Happy crafting

Fatima
xxx

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Mr and Mrs

Hello crafters.  Sticking with the wedding theme for today's card.


Items used"

DP: Wild Rose Studio Peach Blossom
Dies: TL Pearl Pin Dot Rectangle, Pin Dot Rectangle, 
Joycrafts Hearts with Butterflies, Cr. Ex. Mr and Mrs, Poppystamps Heart Sprinkle Sash, MD and S Wilson leaves.
Tonic flower punch and Nuvo drops.

Challenges:


One Stitch at a Time #267 anything goes with dies
Incy Wincy Designs anything goes
Craft Your Passion #323 anything goes
Artistic Inspirations #162 anything goes

Thanks for looking and any comments.

Happy crafting

Fatima
xxx


Sunday, 31 July 2016

On Your Wedding Day

Hello fellow crafters.  Quick (welcome!) break from demolishing the shed to do this post. 



Items used:

DP: LOTV Promises
Dies: Tonic Regal Fern, Sara Sig. Floral Duo, Nellie S. Hearts, S. Dixie Embroidery Frame
Cr. Comp. emb. folder
Sentiment: PM stamp
DI Peacock Feathers
pearls

Challenges:

Aud. Sent. Ch #160 anything goes
Simply Papercraft #34 anything goes
Creative Fingers #114 anything goes
Brown Sugar #209 anything goes

Thank you for popping by and any comments.

Happy crafting

Fatima
xxx


Thursday, 28 July 2016

Birthday shoe

Good morning crafters.

For today's card I've used a lovely shoe stamp from Chloe. It wasn't too tricky to paper piece the different parts of the shoe and I think the papers, although from a Christmas pad, look nice too.


Items used:

DP First Edition Gilded Winter
Stamps: Chloe Shoe, LOTV birthday
Dies: Craft Sensations flower stamp and die set - stamped and heat embossed with Frantage, Tonic Royal Fern foliage
Frantage
pearls and pearl flowers

Challenges:

Crafty Gals Corner#82 anything goes
Creative Moments #98 anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - # 20 anything goes

thanks for looking and any comments - always appreciated

Happy crafting

Fatima
xxx



Sunday, 19 June 2016

Have a Wonderful Day - teal and gold

Ooops! It's been a while - life getting in the way again.


Had a go at using some Nuvo mousse...not brilliant but I like it.  I have to say this mousse is rather lovely to use - great texture. I went to use my usual gilding wax ( Creative Expressions), which I have had for quite a while and found it had completely solidified.  I think I'll be sticking with the Nuvo.

Items used:

Embossing folder: Embossalicious Floral Wonder
Nuvo mousse Indian Gold
Dies: Downton Abbey Classical Edge, Sweet Dixie Pretty Petals, Sue Wilson Delicate Fronds, SB Labels 10
Sentiment: Dovecraft Sweet Paris stamped with Memento Black
DI Peacock Feathers
Gems from stash

Thanks for dropping by and any comments you leave - always appreciated

Happy crafting

Fatima
xxx


Thursday, 5 May 2016

To have and to hold

Hello crafters.  Hope you're all well.  

For today's card, I've used some dies and stamps which I've had for a while but just never got round to using!


Items used:

Paper: First Edition The Promise
Dies: MD Horseshoe, Tonic Deco Frame Rose and Scalloped Square,  Ch. Lynn Banners
Stamps: Cr. Exp. Orange Blossom (stamped, embossed and fussy cut), Woodware Mr and Mrs
WOW embossing powder St Tropez Sands
ribbon, pearls, DI Victorian Velvet, H.dory Crystallina glitter


Challenges:

Crafting for all seasons :#125 add a banner
The Papershelter :#247 Love is in the air
The Crafty Addicts :#14 anything goes /use a ribbon
Crafty Sentiment Designs: anything goes
TTCRD : anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers :#163 pearls/gems

Thank you for popping by and any comments.

Happy crafting

Fatima
xxx

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

All your hopes and dreams

Hello crafters.  Hope you're all well.

Today's card is the result of a challenge I've set myself of using up  those odd toppers lying around...the bits left over from kits and die cut sheets. One down, I don't know how many more to go!!


Items used:

Kanban sentiment topper ( not sure which kit/set)
Dies: SB Tudor Rose Card Front, Detailed Scallops
Paper: First Edition Spring Drop
Pearls from stash

Challenges:

Craft Your Passion - #310  anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers - #163 pearls/gems
Get Creative Ch. - #38 pink + 1 other colour
Melonheadz Friends Ch. - pastel colours

Thanks for stopping by and any comments you leave.

Happy crafting

Fatima
xxx


Saturday, 30 April 2016

Spring Flowers

Good morning fellow crafters. Hope you're all well. 

Still going along with the floral theme today - I do love my flowers :-)



Items used:

LOTV pre-coloured image
Papers: combo of First Edition Hideaway and Family Ties
Sheena Floral embsg folder
Tonic border punch
Nellie Snellen Floral dies
gems, ribbons, button, twine from stash

Challenges:

Crafting with Friends #19 anything goes
Cardz 4 Galz :#21 include a button or two
Crafty Girls Creations : #18 anything goes
Crafty Ribbons :#149 buttons
The Crafty Addicts :#14 anything goes/ use ribbon
Creative Card Crew :#111 embossing wet/dry

Thanks for taking the time to visit and any comments you leave

Happy Crafting

Fatima
xxx

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

With Love - hugs and kisses paper

Hello crafters.  Another floral card today.  



Items used:

Dies: H Cr. Arianna Blooms, Sweet Dixie Flourish (cut up), SB Curved borders, SB Floral Oval, MFT Cross Stitch Oval
Papers: First Edition Love Story
Stamps: Dovecraft Sweet Paris, H Cr. Arianna Blooms
Embsg folder: Cr Exp Tied Together
DI Spiced Marmalade, Dried Marigold
Nuvo Drops

Challenges:

Crafty Gals Corner :#69 anything goes
Fresh Brewed Designs :anything goes
Inspiration Destination :#83 anything goes
Creative Fingers : #107 anything goes
Polkadoodles :#16 Swirls and Flourishes

Thanks for popping by and any comments.

Happy Crafting

Fatima
xxx

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Heartfelt thanks

Hello crafters.  Hope your're well and crafting away happily :-)
For today's card I've used a new die set I treated myself to recently, namely the Cr. Exp. SW Stitched Lattice Frames - love it! I resisted the urge to put a pearl or gem on each cross point - maybe on another card!




Items used:

Dies: SW as mentioned, Beaded Swirl Flourish (cut up)
TL Lacy Daisy, Pearl Pin Dot Rectangle, Pin Dot Rectangle
Sent.: Clearly Besotted stamp 
Papers: Dovecraft Back to Basics Berry Blush
Nuvo drops Violet Galaxy

I would like  to enter the following challenges:

Polkadoodles - #16 Swirls and Flourishes
Cut It Up -#94 Spring Flowers
Robyn's Fetish -#313 anything goes
Love To Scrap -anything goes
Die Cuttin Divas -#263 April's Symbols - daisies
Deep Ocean Ch. -#127 Dots/ Stripes

Thank you for popping by and any comments.

Happy crafting

Fatima
xxx



Sunday, 17 April 2016

Happy Annivesary layered hearts

Good sunny morning crafters. Hope the sun's shining where you are.  For today's card, I've used my favourite colour - teal.  This is actually Creative Expressions Foundation card and I really like it.  Maybe I need a few other colours in my collection :-).



Items used:
Dies: TL: Happy Ann., Pin Dot Hearts, Pearl Pin Dot Hearts
MD flowers, Cr. Ex. SW Lace Edged Leaves
Xcut floral punch

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Crafty Gals Corner #67 dies/punches
Inspiration Destination#81 anything goes
Paper Shelter Ch. #244 flowers everywhere
Crafty Catz #320 monochrome
Simply Papercraft #27 anything goes
Creative Fingers #107 anything goes
Crafting with friends anything goes


Thanks for popping by and any comments you care to leave.

Happy crafting

Fatima
xxx

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

How sweet it is to.be loved by you

Hello crafters

I've dipped again into this gorgeous paper pad from First Edition - I like the colours and the vintage feel.



I particularly liked this sentiment which I die cut from the pad.

Items used:

Image and papers: First Edition Love Story
Dies: MFT Zig Zag Circles, Go Kreate Frilly #10, 
SB Decorative Curved Squares, H. Cr. Birds and Blooms
Stamps: H. Cr. Birds and Blooms
WOW embossing powder
DI Forest Moss
Gems

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Lemon Shortbread : anything goes
TTCRD : anything goes
Crafting from the Heart : anything goes
Craft Your Passion : anything goes
Simply Papercraft #24 : anything goes


Thanks so much for popping by and any comments you leave.

Happy Crafting

Fatima
xxx

Thursday, 25 February 2016

On Your Special Day

Hello fellow crafters

I do seem to be making more wedding/anniversary cards lately and I'm also a big fan of white on white. So....



Items used:

Dies: SB Classic Hearts, MB Katie corner
Embossing folder: Sue Wilson
Sentiment: Do crafts
Pearls, pearl heart, Hunkydory glitter

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafty Gals Corner :#60 anything goes
Creative Moments :#87 anything goes + embossing
Crafty Sentiment Designs : anything goes
Lemon Shortbread : anything goes
TTCRD : anything goes
Craft Your Passion : anything goes
Crafty Boots : no stamps

Thanks for popping by and any comments you care to leave.

Happy crafting

Fatima
xxx



Saturday, 20 February 2016

Spring Happy Birthday

Good Saturday morning lovely crafters.  A chilly, wet morning so let's cheer it up a little with some spring colours :-).
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I dug out some pots of Perfect Pearls which I hadn't used in ages.  I know they do look best on darker cards and it is difficult to catch the shimmer on white card, but I'm quite pleased with the background.

Items used:
Stamp: Chloe's Swirly Grass
Perfect Pearls Green Patina and Perfect Gold
Dies: MFT Zig Zag Stitch Circles
Poppystamps Happy Birthday Floral Frame
DI Mustard Seed
Tonic butterfly punch
Hunkydory Diamond Sparkles, gems and glitter glue

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Brown Sugar :#186 anything goes
Crafting with Friends: anything goes
Creative Fingers #103  : anything goes
That's Crafty : Circle it
Crafty Girls Creations : anything goes
MAWTT #14 : Words only No images
Whimsy Inspiration #91 : anything goes
Inspiration Destination #73 : anything goes

Thanks so much for popping by and any comments you leave

Happy Crafting

Fatima
xxx


Friday, 19 February 2016

Happy Anniversary - curly

Good morning lovely crafters. 

For today's card I've used a lovely stamp I treated myself to recently from the Bubble Bloom range. I bought some other ones too which may be making an appearance soon :-). I like the way you can fill the circles with lots of different things - I've used card candi, but you could use pearls, glitteration dots, crystal drops, brads etc.



Items used:

Main image and sentiment: Woodware Curly Sue (sentiment is from a different set)

WOW St Tropez Sands glitter embossing powder

Card Candi not sure which

Paper:  First Edition The Promise

Dies: Go Kreate Frilly Frame #10 rectangle

DI Antique Linen

edges glittered with Hunkydory Crystallina glitter



I would like to enter the following challenges:

Creative Moments :#87 anything goes + dry/wet embossing
Lemon Shortbread : #9 anything goes
TTCRD : anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown :#281 layer it up
LoveTo Scrap : #72 anything goes
Sparkle n Sprinkle : anything goes + glitter, embossing powder


Thank you so much for popping by and any comments you leave.

Happy Crafting

Fatima
xxx