Sunday, 16 April 2017

Lace Butterfly

Hello crafters. Hope all is well.

I love butterflies and the one on today's card is I think my favourite so far.  I've wanted to do this pale colour combo for a while and was inspired by a design on the Tonic Blog. I've used some lovely Crafters Comp. pearlescent cardstock which gives it a subtle sheen.


Items used:

Tonic Patterned Panel Budding Vine and Sentiment die (from Sew Pretty Circle Frame)
Sue Wilson Lace Butterfly
J. Sheen butterfly flourish
MFT Cross stitch ovals
Tonic border punch (I've used flowers from the waste on the sentiment)
pearls and glitter glue

Challenges:

My Time To Craft #343 no designer papers
Polkadoodles #15 AG

Thanks for popping by and any comments you take the trouble to leave.

Happy Crafting

Fatima
xxx

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Happy Anniversary

Hello crafters. Hope all is well.

I think my colour choice for this card was a subconcious decision influenced by all those gorgeous daffodils out there at the moment!

Items used:

Sue Wilson:  Maggie, Scalloped Trellis Adornment and Lace Edged Leaves dies and Love Hearts EF.

Heartfelt Cr. Blazing Poppy stamp and die set heat embossed with glitter EP

LOTV sentiment stamp
gems and pearls



Thanks for popping by and any comments you take the time to leave - always appreciated.

Happy crafting

Fatima
xxx

Friday, 14 April 2017

Thinking of You

Good morning crafters.  Hope all is well.

Onto today's card....


Items used:

Image:LOTV Art Pad
Craft Sensations papers
Dies: SB Labels 18
MFT Cross Stitch Ovals
Sweet Dixie flowers and flourish
Craftwork Cards sentiment
gems

Thanks so much for popping by and any comments you take the time to leave.

Happy Crafting

Fatima
xxx


Thursday, 13 April 2017

Mr n Mrs

Hello lovely crafters.  Hope all is well.

Today's card features lots of glitter - well, you can never have too much!

items used:

Craft Sensations papers
Dies: Cr. Exp. words
MFT Blueprints 20
Tonic scalloped squares
Image: Chloe's Bride and Groom stamped, heat embossed and then I highlighted the dress and veil with Sparkelicious glitter
organza bow
gems
crystallina loose glitter for all edges

thanks for looking and any comments - always appreciated.

Happy crafting

Fatima
xxx

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

A Special Day Dress

Good morning lovely crafters.

A little bit (well quite a bit!) of glitz and sparkle today in my favourite colour combo.  I fell in love with this stamp and knew that I had to have it in vellum. Lots of other ideas buzzing around in my head though, so watch this space!



close up of the sparkle

Items used:

Chloe's Beaded Dress stamped onto vellum and embossed with docrafts Tinsel Gold EP
SW Orange Blossom flowers and Dawn Bibby sentiment also stamped and heat embossed 
TL Pin Dot Circles
SW Love Hearts EF
Tonic embellishment mousse Indian Gold
gems

Challenges:
Incy Wincy Designs: Happy Birthday
Ooh La La Creations #225 Layer It Up
Dragonfly Dreams - girly + die cut/punch
Glitter n Sparkle - for a female/mother's day
Brown Sugar #243 AG
Inky Chicks #80 flowers stamped or embellishments
Tuesday Throwdown #336 Sparkles


Thanks for dropping by and any comments you care to leave - much appreciated.

Happy crafting

Fatima
xxx


Monday, 27 March 2017

May Your Day Be Filled With Sparkle

Hello crafters.

Oops! It's been a while but when you have the nasty flu what can you do?

Anyway, here's my card for today.  Using more papers from my favourite pad at the moment and some new goodies.


Items used:

DP: Craft Sensations English Blossom
Dies: TL Paisley Parade
MB stitched aster blooms
Sentiment: Chloe's - stamped, embossed in silver and filled in with green glitter
gems


Thanks for popping by and any comments - always appreciated.

Happy Crafting!

Fatima
xxx



Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Handbags and Shoes - you can never have too many!!

Hello lovely crafters.

Today's selection of cards is a continuation of my quest to use up odd toppers and also make a dint in my (big) box of flowers.




The papers are a combo of First Edition and Craft Sensations.  The die cut frames are Sue Wilson Atlantic Ocean,  Swirly Square and Sweet Dixie Embroidery Frame , some Sue Wilson leaves and some MB butterflies.
Lots of gems, sequins and of course flowers.

Thank you for dropping in and any comments you leave - much appreciated.

Happy crafting

Fatima
xxx

Monday, 13 March 2017

On Your Wedding Day

Hello lovely crafters.

For today's card, I've used some beautiful Craft Sensations paper.  I love this pad and have used it for quite  a few cards.  It has lovely florals and shades of pink and green. I've picked out the dark red in the flowers with my plain colour.


Items used:

DP: Craft Sensations English Blossom
Dies: X Cut Filigree Heart, Scalloped Heart
Cr. Exp. Heart Spray
Cr. Comp. Arch Edge
Poppystamps Bow and String
Sweet Dixie On Your Wedding Day
 Cr. Comp. Floral Duo and Pretty Petals flowers dies
gems and pearl hearts

Challenges:

Fussy and Fancy  #182 AG


Thanks for popping by and any comments - always appreciated.

Happy Crafting

Fatima
xxx

Monday, 6 March 2017

Mr and Mrs

Hello crafters.

A wedding card today.  I was looking at the new X Cut releases for this month and saw a die which was strikingly similar to the one I've used on my card.
Phew! Don't need to think about buying that one if I've already got something very similar!!


Items used:

DP: LOTV Promises
Dies: Taylored expressions Mr and Mrs
J Sheen Lace Border
Sweet Dixie Christmas Rose shaped and inked with DI
gems, pearls, glitter

Challenges:

Kitty Bee Designs -#89 flowers
Dragons Lair Designs AG + spring flowers
Brown Sugar #240 AG
Crafty Friends Ch. - all that glitters
Dream Valley Ch. #151 lots of layers

Thanks for popping by and any comments

Happy Crafting

Fatima
xxx



Saturday, 4 March 2017

Pattys Plum Poppy

Hello crafters.  Hope all is well.

Today's card was inspired by the colours of my favourite garden poppy.  I love the big blousy blooms of oriental poppies and to watch the bees tumbling in is just a joy!  Bring on the summer!



Items used:

Image: Woodware stamp coloured with Promarkers
DP: Dovecraft Leyton
Dies: MD Ribbon and Bow
Go Kreate Frilly Frame #10
pearls

Challenges:

Passion for Promarkers #384 in the pink
Die Cuttin Divas #306 Ribbons and bows
TTCRD - AG

Thanks for popping by and any comments.

Happy Crafting

Fatima
xxx

Sunday, 26 February 2017

New mushroom house

Hello crafters.  I hope all is well.

I was having a little rummage through my papers and found this bright, colourful pack - just the thing for my spotty mushroom house roof!



Items used:

Woodware stamp coloured with Promarkers
DP: PM Spots and Stripes Brights
Dies: MD Stitched Circle and Flower
TL Torn Edge Rectangles and Circles
Tonic Scalloped Square
MFT Stitched Scalloped Border
Sentiment: LOTV stamp - flowers coloured with Promarkers
Card Candi

Challenges:

Passion for Promarkers #383 something new
Tuesday Throwdown  #331 favourite embellishment - flowers 
Cute Card Thursday #466 Florals
Brown Sugar #239 AG

Thanks for popping by and any comments you leave.

Happy Crafting

Fatima
xxx

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Wishing you the best

Good morning.  Hope all is well.

I fell in love with this gorgeous EF and when I saw these new stamps from Chloe, I knew they had to go together.


Items used:

Cr. Exp. Jasmine Frame EF
Chloe's 3D flowers - stamped and embossed with WOW glitter embossing powder and cut with matching die.  
SB Floral Ovals
Honeydoo sentiment stamp
gems


Thanks for popping by and any comments.

Happy Crafting

Fatima
xxx

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Watercolour Happy Birthday

Hello crafters.  I hope you are all well.

I'm back with another gorgeous Yvonne die. It's a beautiful frame which does have a flower in the bottom left of the design, but I decided to cover it with some lovely Dreamees flowers.


Items used:

Yvonne Creations Springtastic Frame
Tonic scalloped squares
Chloe sentiment stamp
Dreamees Fancy Florals, stamped, coloured with Promarkers and cut out and layered
gems and pearls
paper from stash

Challenges:

Kitty Bee Designs #88 colour challenge
Brown Sugar #238 Birthday
Morgan's Art World #3 add flowers

Thank you very much for dropping in and any comments you leave.

Happy Crafting

Fatima
xx



Friday, 17 February 2017

Happy Birthday

Hello crafters. I hope all is well.

For today's card I've used a sentitment die from Yvonne Creations - not had any of these dies before, but they do cut beautifully. I'm looking forward to using more dies from this company.

I have also used some new and old dies from my favourite brands too.


Items used:

DP: M & C Boutique
Dies: Yvonne Creations Happy Birthday
TL Swirl Edge Circles
Tonic Pinhole Circle
MD Anjas Square
SW Christmas Rose inked with DI Evergreen Bough
Darice EF
pearls

Challenges:

Crafty Sentiment Designs - fave colour combo - turquoise and white for me

Thank you for taking the time to pop by and any comments you leave - always appreciated.

Happy Crafting

Fatima
xxx

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Mr and Mrs

Hello lovely crafters. I hope all is well.

For today's card, I've used a gorgeous swirly background.  The blue is more vibrant IRL.



Items used:

Dies: Tonic Scalloped Squares
SW Petite Peony Cluster, Swirly Vine Background, Mr and Mrs
TL Pearl Pin Dot and Pin Dot Hearts

Thank you for dropping and any comments you care to leave - always appreciated.

Happy Crafting

Fatima
xxx

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Dogwood Flowers

Hello crafters.  I hope all is well.

Having a play with some new stash today.  Love this Dogwood set.


Items used:

DP: LOTV Perfect Pair
Dies: Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood stamped and coloured with Promarkers then cut with matching dies.
Tonic Scalloped Squares
SB Sentiments
SW Atlantic Ocean Background


Thanks for popping by and any comments you take the trouble to leave, always appreciated.

Happy crafting

Fatima
xxx

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Just For You tag

Good morning crafters and I hope all is/are well.

For today's card I've used a sweet stamp that's not been inked for a while.


Items used:

Image: Cr. Exp. 'For Richer For Poorer' coloured with Promarkers
DP: LOTV Always and Forever
Dies: Sweet Dixie Dec. Circular Frames (I've cut this in half), 
TL Pin Dot Hearts, Dovecraft Just For You tag
docrafts hearts embossing folder
Ribbon and pearls

Challenges:
Brown Sugar : #236 pink and pearls
CreativeCorner:  perfectly pink
Dragon's Lair Designs : hearts-a-flutter
Really Reasonable Ribbon #157 hearts and ribbon/trim
Dragonfly Dreams : hearts and flowers
In the Pink :#112 with love
Love to Scrap :#94 who loves you baby

Monday, 30 January 2017

Today is all about You

Hello crafters.  Hope all is well.

For today's card, I've used a sweet little sentiment die and an old(ish) Papermania flower stamp.



Items used:

Image: PM Botanical 'Roses are Red' coloured with Promarkers
DP: Craft Sensations
Dies: Sweet Dixie Doily Circle, MFT Zig Zag Circles, 
SB Scalloped Circles, Tonic sentiment
Tonic Nuvo Crystal drops
pearls

Challenges:

Passion for Promarkers #379 Feminine Fancy
Come and Get It - 3 or more layers


Sunday, 29 January 2017

May today be the start...

Good morning fellow crafters.  Hope all is well.

Dusting off some more dies for this card and using a sentiment from a recently purchased stamp set.



Items used:

Dies: Tonic Climbing Clematis corner, Scalloped and Straight Squares, TL Pearl Pin Dot Oval, MFT Cross Stitch Oval,  SW leaves, First Edition flowers
Sentiment: Honey Doo Stamps
Pearls

Challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge  #186  Hearts or Flowers 
Brown Sugar #235  AG


Thank you for dropping by and any comments you leave - always appreciated.

Happy Crafting

Fatima
xxx

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Black Bows

Hello crafters.  Hope all is well.

Having another play with my dies - using them in different ways.  I thought I'd use this Tonic die to make a frame and I think it's come out well.


Items used:
DP: Tonic Simply Blooms, Dovecraft Garden Party
Dies: Tonic Scalloped Squares, Garland Terrace, MB Tall Chloe Stem
Ribbon and Pearls

Challenges:

Ike's World #80 AG +  use a bow
The Crazy Challenge #240 Black is Back
The Paper Girls #120 Patterned Paper
Craft Rocket #31 add a bow
Fab 'n' Funky #335 Ribbon and/or pearls
Crafting By Designs  pink, pretty and girlie
Tonic  take your pick : colour


Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Welcoming a Little Princess

Good morning fellow crafters.  Hope all is well.

For today's card, I've used one of my favourite baby sentiment stamps from Woodware. Baby boys are catered for too (!) changing the wording to 'Prince' and they are little royalty aren't they? Being waited on hand and foot!  Worth it though.


Items used:

Sentiment: Woodware stamp
DP: LOTV Pastel Dreams
Dies: Tonic straight and scalloped squares, Sew Pretty Oval Frames, SB Curved Borders, First Edition flowers.
Pearls

Challenges:

Inky Chicks #77 AG
TTCRD - AG
Win and Tonic - layering

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

Happy Crafting!

Fatima
xxx

Sunday, 15 January 2017

A New Little Baby

Hello crafters. Hope all is well.

Today's card was made for a friend who had a baby girl recently. I liked the way it turned out and decided to make it in several different colours - I'll post those pics another time.



Items used:

Tonic and Cr. Comp. dies
Spotty ribbon and flower gems

Challenges:
Dragon's Lair Designs - new beginnings
Simply Create Too #123 new beginnings
A Gem of a Challenge #185 celebrate something new
Crafty Calendar - something new
Crafty Friends Ch. #49 new beginnings
My Time To Craft #337 something new

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

Happy Crafting

Fatima
xxx

Monday, 9 January 2017

Poppies for Sister

Belated Happy New Year!!

This is a card I made quite a while ago - just not had a chance to post it on my blog.


I've used a selection of Heartfelt Creations (with matching stamps), J. Sheen and MB dies.

Challenges:
Crafting from the Heart - anything goes
Get Creative Challenges - anything goes
Ooh La La Creations #219 - feminine


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

Happy Crafting

Fatima
xxx