Wednesday, 27 May 2015


Hello again…

I am again joining in with the lovely ladies over at Case-ing Christmas where each week we are inspired by a central card made by one of the design team members, this week we are Case-ing team member Pat who made this lovely card:

I have taken my inspiration from the embossed background and the flowers with the flourish.

Here’s my card:


What I used:-
White Card blank- 10.5cm x 14.9cm
White card
Gold paper from stash
Red handmade paper from Riot art
Lime green corrugated card
Spellbinders M-bossabilities Folder ‘Simplicity’
MFT Fancy flourish die
Marianne Designs Poinsettia die
Fawn Lawn Joy script dies
Green chalk
Adhesives P.V.A. Glue and Double-sided tape

I would like to enter this card in

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Have a good one...

p.s. Thank you to all the lovely ladies who take the time to leave me a message, I really appreciate them all :-)

Monday, 25 May 2015

Seven months to go...

Hello again....

Well I have been busy over the last week colouring some lovely digi stamps while watching some t.v., I was lucky enough to win some digi stamps from the lovely ladies over at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' in last months competition. Thank you to the ladies and sponsor for being so very generous.

Today I have used cute little set of Christmas Mice from Di's Digi Stamps who you can find here

The papers are from 'Home for Christmas' by Pebbles and a basic page from Echo Park Paper Co. aptly named 6x6" paper pad "Dots" Essential Collection.

Here's my card:

What I used:-
White 14cm Square Card blank
Echo Park- 'Dots' Design paper
Pebbles-'Home for Christmas' Design paper
Di Digi Stamp- Merry Mice
MFT- Pierced Circle Die
MFT- Pierced Fishtail Die
Memory box Beloved Snowflake die
Red Glitzee- Glitter glue
Fairy Krystal- Glitter paint on snowflakes and as snow
Faber-Castell and Derwent Pencils
Fiskars corner rounder
Adhesives- PVA glue and double sided tape
Printed sentiment

I would like to enter this card in:-
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'- Cute Christmas
Crimbo Crackers- #81 Anything Christmas goes
Sparkle Creation Christmas- #25 Anything Christmas goes
Hiding in my craftroom- #200 Any holiday
Completely Christmas- #64 Candle or Lantern- Lantern has candles inside!!
12 Months of Christmas Link-up- #5 Christmas Critters
Di's Digi Stamps- use two or more designer papers
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas 230- use something die cut or punched
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra-May Anything Christmas Goes
Christmas Stampin' all year long- #46-Sketch- I have mirrored the sketch

Thank you for looking in...
Have a good one...

p.s. Thank you to all the lovely ladies who take time to leave comments on my cards. I appreciate them all ;-)

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Triple Time

Hello again...

Well this week I am again combining a few challenges.

This weeks challenge over at Case-ing Christmas was a fabulous card featuring some triple time stamping and was made by Anita, you can see Anita's original creation here at Case-ing Christmas current challenge #20. 
Hazel has challenged us to use some of our favourite things over at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge #229.
The ladies at Glitter n Sparkle would like us to use some ribbon challenge number #137.
Finally Sparkles Christmas Challenge this month is Tag you're it #52.

Now I'm not really into stamping or particularly good at it if I buy stamps it's generally sentiments. I always seem to end up with gaps in my images and bits missing round the edges, but still I decided to give it a go with some stamps from Australian Simply cards #74 a Spellbinders Christmas Creation stamp set. I have opted for two colours and gone non-traditional again. 

I stamped the larger image first before adding the snowflakes, I then decided that there was too much open space and masked off the images and added the swirly stamp from the edges of the large image to fill in some of the gaps adding extra around the edges too. I inked the edges of the tag die and wish I had also done the sentiment strip to make it more obvious.

Here's my card:

The purple backing card seems a little grey in the photo, not quite so dark in reality.

What I used:-
14cm Card blank
Deep purple 'Weave textured' card- generic card stack
White card
Spellbinders Stamp set- Christmas Creations
Snowflake from a different Christmas set -unknown
Kaisercraft Modern Christmas Stamp set 
Swirl is from flower set Australian Simply Cards #79
Violet and Turquoise Colorbox inkpad
Silver Ribbon
Purple Ribbon
Ranger Liquid Pearls- Silver Pearl
Wplus9- Timeless tag die
MFT Sentiment strips Die
Pink Petticoat Sentiment
Adhesive- Lots and lots of Double sided tape

I would like to enter this card in:-
Case-ing Christmas #20
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #229- Use your favourite things- Purple, Turquoise, Liquid Pearls and my new tag die
Glitter N Sparkle Challenge #137- Use some Ribbon
Sparkles Christmas Challenge #52- Tag you're it (2nd Entry)
Wags 'n' Whiskers- Lots of Layers

a few extra anything goes challenges
The Glory of Christmas Birds/or Anything goes- Anything goes 
12 Months of Christmas Link-up- Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra- Anything goes just so long as it's Christmas- May Link-up

Thank you for looking in...
have a good one...

p.s. Thank you to all the lovely ladies who take the time to leave me a message, I enjoy reading each and every one of them!

Monday, 18 May 2015

Birthday Wishes...

Hello again...

I was wandering around blog-land checking out a few of the latest challenges on offer and discovered over at Trimmie's C.R.A.F.T challenge they are celebrating their 6th Birthday. Congratulations on your milestone ladies!

I have decided to join in their challenge and made this card for a friend...

What I used
White 15cm x 10.5cm card blank
White card
Pink Petticoat digi image 
Coloured with Derwent Pencils
Digi button card from Papercraft Inspirations #91
Kraft Card
Digi Happy birthday from Scrap-a-licious-times
Hand cut cotton reels from Kraft card
Washi tape
Double loop lace
Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Lace circles
M-Press circle die
Rich Cocoa colorbox ink pad
Scraps of DMC Cotton
Buttons from Stash
Paper from First Edition -Rose Garden & Magazine Cover gift
Adhesives- P.V.A. Glue, double sided tape, pink thread

I would like to enter this card in
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 311- Happy Birthday to Us 6th Birthday blog-hop
Abby's- Sweet Pea Prize draw
Brenda's- Di's Digital Stamp Prize draw
Helen's- Dee Dee's Digitals Prize draw
Iona's- Milk Coffee Prize draw
Maggie's- Digital Delights Prize draw
Monica's- Sami Stamps Prize draw
Myrna's- Bugaboo Prize draw
Shona's- Lacey Sunshine Prize draw
Ruth's- Dr. Digi Prize draw
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge-May-Use those patterned papers
Hiding in my Craftroom- Button Up- At least One Button
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge- #17 Anything goes
Crafting by Designs- Anything goes May

Thank you for looking in...
have a good one...

p.s. I would like to say thank you to all the lovely ladies who take the time to leave me a message. I read them all and appreciate them so very much. Megan

Friday, 15 May 2015

A Vintage Christmas

Hello again…

Well, I thought I had until tomorrow to get it done and posted. I decided to give myself a challenge to use some of my ‘vintage’ Christmas products of which I have many, some were gifts, others from magazines. I bought my first pack of doilies, after starting my card as I thought it could do with a bit of something, I was glad that I found a packet of small ones as I had been looking around for some for the last few months and could only find 15cm+ sized ones.

Here’s my card and Wine bottle label...

What I used-
KaiserCraft ‘Yuletide’ paper
KaiserCraft ‘Christmas’ Paper pad
KaiserCraft ‘Christmas Collections’ paper
Kraft cardstock
Square card blank 14.5cm (Paper Mill)
Paper doily
Scrap Silver paper from stash
Lace from stash
Kraft gift tags
Adhesive rhinestones
MFT Fancy Flourish
Circle Dies (for bottle tag)
Stanley Knife and Metal Ruler
Ranger Liquid Pearls ‘Silver Pearl’
Old Date Stamp (covers from 1991-2002)
Black ink pad
Adhesives-Glue stick, double sided tape, foam squares, P.V.A. glue
Score board
Digital Sentiment- Pink Gem Designs

I would like to enter this card and tag to
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned paper-May- Use up your patterned papers
Jingle Belles- Happy Hybrid Christmas

Thank you for stopping by...
have a good one

p.s. Thank you to all the wonderful ladies who take the time to leave me a comment, I enjoy reading each and every one of them!

Thursday, 14 May 2015


Hello again…
Today I am sharing my latest make for the current Case-ing Christmas Challenge; this week Daen’ys was the designer of the case card, which I have to admit although I came up with multiple ideas I had trouble getting it to look just right, I ended up taking my inspiration from the layout with a little tweak, Daen’ys colour palette and using birds as my focus.

I have used a background stamp for the first time, even managing to pattern match to complete the length of the card despite the length of my acrylic block! The birds were cut out of white coral textured paper, deep red hand-made wood textured paper and pale blue card which I added texture to with my Swiss dot embossing folder, rather than running through my machine I pressed firmly down over the bird a few times. Unfortunately both the coral and wood textured papers were squashed flat whilst die cutting :-(

Using up the left over printed background and a few more scraps I also created another gift tag, turning the Madeleine Bird into a robin.

What I used for my Card:-
White Card blank 10.5cm x 15cm
Kraft Card ‘Weave’ texture
Frost White Colorbox ink pad
Kaisercraft ‘Morocco’ background stamp
Memory box die ‘Madeleine Bird’
Blue, Red and white scraps of paper and glitter card
Ranger Liquid Pearls ‘Silver Pearl’
MFT- Pierced Fishtail
Sentiment from Pink Petticoat 

For tag:-
Leftover card from above project
Fiskars Corner Rounder
Brown paper and red glitter scraps 
Scrap of paper lace (self-adhesive)
Scrap red ribbon
Hole punch
Ranger Liquid Pearls ‘Ruby Red’

I would like to enter this card in:-
Holly Jolly – Clean and Simple
Sparkle Creations- No Patterned Paper
ABC Christmas- J is for Joy
Paper Creator- #38-May theme- Animals
Polkadoodles Challenge Week-19- Things with wings

Thank you for looking in...
have a good one...

p.s. Thank you for all the lovely comments you have been leaving me, I appreciate them all!

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Christmas Penny

Hello again...

Well, today I'm back with every little girls delight, a pink Christmas. 

I coloured the digi from Di’s Digital Delights named Penny’s Christmas with a combo of Derwent and Faber-Castell pencils, Di has some of the cutest characters I love her little hedgehogs! 

Anyhow back to my card, I had for once considered the papers in my stash and took my colour inspiration from the pink snowflake paper.

What I have used:
Di's DigiStamps-Christmas Penny Digi
14cm square card blank
Pink card
Pink glitter paper
Spot Paper (pink)-Jennifer Ellory ‘Bake a Cake’
Snowflake paper- Christmas Collection paper pad-Papercraft Inspirations
Lime green polka dot- BoBunny Soft shades ‘Double Dot Designs’
Fiskars Apron Lace Border Punch
Derwent & Faber-Castell Pencils
Memory Box Die Precious Stars
Mpress Nesting rectangles Die
Ruler and Stanley knife
Adhesives- x-press it-double sided tape & Helmars craft glue 
Bella! Droplets

I would like to enter this card in:-

Christmas Stamping All year long- Dots and Spots #45
Come and Get it- Female Projects
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge-Feature a girl/for a female
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Extra May- Anything Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper May- Use a lot or a little but use your patterned papers May
Eureka Stamps- Feminine Cards

Pile it on Challenge- For a lady

Well thank you so very much for stopping by
have a good one...

p.s. Thank you to all the lovely ladies who have taken the time to leave me a comment, I appreciate them all.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Mother's Day

Hello again…

Today I am sharing the card I made for my Mum for Mothers day this weekend. I have used a Bugaboo digi named Fancy Rose vase, which you can find here at Bugaboo

The image is coloured with a mix of Derwent and Faber-Castell pencils, the papers I used have come from three different paper packs, I think they work well together. I have glued only the body of  butterfly leaving the wings to add some extra dimension to the card.

Here's a close up of the rolled roses, with tiny rhinestones and large silver glitter centres.

What I have used:
White card blank- 12.7 x 17.8cm
Deep red card stock- generic paper pack
Newsprint Design Paper- ‘Rose Garden’ by First Edition
Chevron paper ‘Hazy Days’ paper pack
Cross hatched papers from ‘Tea rose’ paper pack
Poppy Stamps dies- Lorelai Leaf
MFT dies- Royal Leaves, Pierced fishtail, Mini Rolled Roses
Elizabeth Craft Small Butterfly
Mpress- Nesting Heart die
Red ink colorbox
Large loose silver glitter
Sentiment created in Word
Scrap white card
Adhesives- Double sided tape, P.V.A. Glue, Helmar tacky craft glue

I would like to enter this card in-

Thank you for looking in...
Have a good one...

p.s. Thank you to all the lovely ladies who have taken the time to leave me a comment, I appreciate them all.

Monday, 4 May 2015


Hello again…

Today I am sharing a card I made using inspiration from Case-ing Christmas, each week one of the lovely design team ladies creates a card for us to case. The design team also case the card to provide us with even more inspiration. This week Mynn is the creator of a truly gorgeous card with the cutest little bird image, you can find Mynn’s original creation here.
I have taken my inspiration from Mynn’s layout and the featured feathered friend.

Here's my take on Mynn's card

What I have used:
12.7x17.8cm white card blank
Digi image ‘Pippi 2’ a freebie from Karin Kajsan 
Derwent and Faber-castell pencils
White card from scraps box
Kraft card ‘la Carta’ from Office works
Fiskars border punch ‘flowers’
Mpress square die
Lifestyle Crafts- Square Doily nesting die
MFT- Pierced fishtail
Blue checked paper was a magazine freebie
Red striped paper BoBunny ‘Elf Magic’
White Ribbon & lace border from stash 
Blue hemp cord
Printed sentiment
Ranger Baby blue liquid pearls

I would like to enter this card in
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Extra May- Anything goes as long as it is Christmas
Crafts Galore Encore- #17 Anything goes
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #257 Christmas
Crafting by Designs: May Anything goes
The Stamping Boutique: Ribbon and or Lace-both
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge- Use a lot or a little patterned paper

I have also made a gift tag using up some of the leftover pieces and yet another one of my Christmas owls, which I made using up a variety of scraps during January this year, just another 20 or so to go ;-)

What I used:
Kraft tag (magazine gift)
Paper scraps from above card
Ribbon, hemp cord scraps
Owl (Cottage Cuts die)
Snowflake (Marianne Designs)
Glitter glue Red and silver
PVA glue
Twine from stash
Loose white glitter (Now has a pink tinge to it, red card must have bled)

I would like to enter this tag in-
Sparkle 'n' Sprinkle Anything goes-Use loose glitter- on hat band and pom-pom

Thank you for looking in…
Have a good one…


p.s. Thank you for all the lovely comments you have been leaving me, I appreciate them all!