31 Aug 2010

Tilda's on Pre-order !!!!! Hurry

I know you'll all want to see the new Magnolia Tilda stamp collection and to pre-order yours, Make sure you get them before they sell out so I thought you would like to know that Nikkie has them on pre-order at Bunny Zoe’s Crafts
Hurry................ I just bought mine, they are so cute I just had to get them all !!! lol
Oh yes and I nearly forgot Nikki has the new design Magnolia dies on pre-order to.....get on over there !!! you know you want too !!
Hugs............

Please check out my on-line Craft shop Die cut Dreams

28 Aug 2010

Pink & Grey @ The Ellephantastic challenge

This week over at the Ellephantastic challenge the theme is Pink & Grey, what a fab colour combo I really like the marriage between these 2 colours ....moody and soft.
Helen has very kindly asked me to guest design for her this week, not only that she gave me one of her lovely images to work with and this is what I made ...as soon as I saw the image I though "Oh this little lady looks like she's having a duvet day !!" lol so I made this door hanger that I thought would be great for any teenage girl's bedroom door, maybe for one of those lazy days we all wish for of TV , chocolate and sleep !! he he
To Make my hanger I used a Door Hanger kit from my shop Die cut Dreams, I coloured Helen's fab image (Which is available from with Here at Helen's shop) with Copic Sketch markers
I added flowers from Wild Orchid crafts, lace from my stash.
The sentiment stamp is from my lovely friend Nicky's shop Stamping all day.
The glass bead dangle I made myself and added it to a ball chain, and the button is from BG.
And its my week to sponsor Helen's fantastic challenge so this weeks winner will receive the prize pictured above which is 3 chipboard door hanger kits , please pop over and see the lovely things the Ellephantastic DT have made
Have a great weekend
Hugs................


Please check out my on-line Craft shop Die cut Dreams

24 Aug 2010

Ruby Slippers for Tilda

This week over at Die cut Dreams Christmas Club Challenge we have the theme "Tilda in red"
I hope you will pop over and see the excellent creations my Christmas Dream Team have made this week and if you have time we'd love you to join in the challenge.
To make my DT creation this week I used a door hanger kit from my shop Die cut Dreams
I used 2 different MS punches to cut the glitter snowflakes and trimmed them with MAMBI gems
The sentiment stamp is from PB and of course the image is Tilda coloured with Copic markers and I glittered Tilda's dress with Art Glitter and the ribbon is from BoBunny
I have entered this into the Just Magnolia challenge who want us to use a sentiment this week
And Christmas all year round Challenge Snowflakes
Hugs..........

Please check out my on-line Craft shop Die cut Dreams

Tilda's @ DCD

This week at Die cut Dreams challenge blog the theme is Tilda in Lemon, so its a colour challenge not my favourite colour in fact I hardly ever use Yellows so it was a real challenge for me but seeing all the beautiful creations my DT have made it was a real inspiration.
As well as the colour Lemon you also need to use the lovely Tilda on your card this week.
I coloured this sweet Tilda with Copic Marker and used die cuts from my shop Die cut Dreams
Flowers from Prima, Brads & gems from Doodlebug Designs
I hope you'll come over and join in the challenge also please check out my DT's lovely creations
I have entered this card into these challenges;
ATS Magnolia Challenge open theme
Just Magnolia challenge use a sentiment
Hugs..........

Please check out my on-line Craft shop Die cut Dreams

Elegant Ladies @ Ooh-La-La

Over at the Ooh La La Challenge blog this fortnight the theme is Elegant Lady I used backing paper from the Femme Fatale CD which is available from Oh-la-la Creations on-line shop
The die cuts I layered are available from my shop Die cut Dreams
The lady silhouette is a die cut, Flowers from Wild orchid , the sentiment stamp is from Whimsy Stamps (fancy friendship tags -set of 3)
I hope you like it and I hope you will pop over to the Ooh La La Challenge blog and join in the fun you don't need to use Ooh-La-La products to join in the challenge but if you have then we would love to see them in your creations.


Please check out my on-line Craft shop Die cut Dreams

23 Aug 2010

The Lady's Gone Gaga !!!

There's a new challenge theme over at the Crafty card makers today and its a rather Crazy and Sexy theme this time, its all centered round a video inspiration from a Lady Gaga music video, I've got to say Lady Gaga is not my normal choice of music and when Vix asked me to be the Guest designer and sponsor for this challenge I had to watch the video as I'd never heard of Lady Gaga or her music but I was inspired by what I saw and came up with this card and a prize to match the theme for their winner ....So I hope you'll have time to pop over and see all the other DT cards and be inspired to join in the fun.
To make my creation I used die cuts from my shop Die cut Dreams , White ink from SU, Tim Holtz swirl stamps, the sentiment stamp is by Dawn Houser, MAMBI Crystal gems and the extra large eyelets are from WeRmemory Keepers.
The prize for the Crafty card makers Challenge also is supplied by Die cut Dreams


Please check out my on-line Craft shop Die cut Dreams

You Have To Kiss a Lot of Frogs Before You Find Your Prince

Hi Tilda Lovers!!! There is still time to enter the Totally Tilda Challenge you have until Friday the theme is Stitching this time. Please pop over and join in the fun and enter for a chance to win the fantastic prize that's up for grabs, Also you just got to go over and have look at the amazing creations my very talented Design Team have made.
I have entered this card into the new ATS Magnolia Challenge over at the all that scrap blog it's the first challenge, the challenge will run monthly on the 15th of each month and is hosted by the lovely and very talented Pam Sparks.
The first theme is an open one so get on over and enter and take a peek at Pam's fab DT card .
And over at Just Magnolia challenge they want us to use a sentiment this week.
Have a great day

Please check out my on-line Craft shop Die cut Dreams

21 Aug 2010

Thanks 4 Thinking of Me

I have been given this award by 2 of the sweetest ladies in town and I'm honoured, Thank you girls ......love you both
So here's what I have to do :
Thank the person who gave it to you - Thanks Lynne & Christine :o)
Copy the Award and post it on my Blog done that !!
List 3 things that I love about myself .........
Oh a tough one ....let me think
1. I love that I made 2 fab sons
2. I love that I the good sense to pick the bestest crafty girls to be on all my DT's at
The Totally Tilda Challenge blog & The Die cut Dreams challenge blog and the DCD Christmas Club Challenge blog
3. I love my life.
And lastly Post a picture you love....well by now you've seen that !! lol the photo above up top is my 2 boys, it was taken over 13 years ago when Woody was only a weeks old and Reid was about 3, I've always treasured this photo its a classic look of surprise and disgust from Woody as his big brother Reid has disturbed him !!! lol ....Nothings changed there !! he he
Now I must pass this award on but that's hard coz I have so many lovely readers so if you're reading this and would like this award for your blog please take it and give me and my blog a little mention on your blog when you blog it ...Thanks
Hugs..............

Please check out my on-line Craft shop Die cut Dreams

20 Aug 2010

Tagged @ DCD but NO stamping

This week at Die cut Dreams challenge blog the theme is to use a Tag on your creation but NO stamping at all which for some is gonna be hard as we all love our rubba don't we girls !!
I'm very late posting this card as I'm taking a break but you know what they say "better late than never" well I hope you think its worth the wait !!? he he you still have until Sunday at noon GMT to enter , I hope you'll come and join in the fun.
I'll be back full steam ahead next week with some candy, coz I've been blogging 2 years next week !! how time flies when you're having fun !!
Have a great day
Hugs...........

Please check out my on-line Craft shop Die cut Dreams

17 Aug 2010

Christmas Flowers @ DCD Christmas Club

This week over at Die cut Dreams Christmas Club Challenge we have the theme Poinsettia.
To make my DT project this week I used a chipboard door hanger kit from my shop Die cut Dreams and a die cut arch shape tag on which I stamped A Tilda Image from last years Christmas collection, I coloured Tilda with Copic Makers.
I made my own pearl glass bead dangle, the sentiment is from Craft card works and the big silk Poinsettia is from BoBunny , to add the final finishing touch I added some crochet cotton lace threaded with ribbon down the side.
Well I hope you're all having a great week Garry and I are having a fun time yesterday we went across to Portsmouth on the ferry and sat sipping cocktails in the sun on the Quay side, and today it rained but we had a lovely lunch at Breezes and a Chinese meal tonight .....tomorrow who knows I may even make a card !!
Have fun ...............


Please check out my on-line Craft shop Die cut Dreams

16 Aug 2010

Howdy Hunny !!!

Hi Tilda Lovers!!! This time over at the Totally Tilda Challenge the theme is Stitching we would like to see lots of stitching on your Tilda creations , it can be real or faux its up to you.
Please pop over and join in the fun and enter for a chance to win the fantastic prize that's up for grabs, Also you just got to go over and have look at the amazing creations my very talented Design Team have made.
To make this card I used one of the lovely new Tilda stamps from the new Bon Voyage collection coloured with Copic makers.
The DP is from K & Company so is the metal stud brad I used in the centre of the flower.


Please check out my on-line Craft shop Die cut Dreams

13 Aug 2010

Candy Girl

Hi Girls hope you are all having a lovely day , its beautiful and sunny down here in Gosport
I just wanted to tell you who the lucky Candy Girls ...............
This weeks winner is ..................
Margreet from the Netherlands
Congrats darling please email me your address and I'll get your prize shipped to you.
Thanks to you all for your lovely comment I'll be back soon with something else my lovely commenter's
Hugs............
Please check out my on-line Craft shop Die cut Dreams

12 Aug 2010

Die cut Dreams Shop

Hi everyone sorry about my lack of blogging this week , my shop & the kids have been keeping Garry & myself busy , but I just wanted to tell you that from tomorrow (Friday13th) 12 noon GMT our Die cut Dreams shop will be closed until 9am Tuesday 24th August as we are taking a break.
We are not going anywhere so I'll still be blogging and all my challenge blogs will run as normal we are just taking a break from die cutting for a few days.
Have a great evening
Hugs...............

Please check out my on-line Craft shop Die cut Dreams

10 Aug 2010

Lifes a Beach........

...............Down on the south coast of England.
I know a lot of my readers are spread across the world but there are quite a lot who like me live on the south coast .....well if you do you really need to know about this fantastic Café/ Deli/ Restaurant /bistro that Garry and I adore, its called Breezes.
Let me start by telling you about the food, if you know me well you'll know I love my food and I'm fussy!! but I've got to say everything I've eaten here has been amazing and by the end of the meal I'm wondering what what I'm gonna have next time !!! lol
The food is homemade and wholesome , the potions are hearty and value for money ....at Breezes you get both quality & quantity.
But it doesn't stop there .....the owners of Breezes Maria & Wes and their staff are all so welcoming and attend to your every need, making all their customers feel special, which I think you'll agree is just as important as the quality of the food when you're eating out.
Maria the owner shares the cooking with her head chef Mike who is not only a fantastic chef but a cross between Jamie Oliver & Lee Even with a huge personality and as the kitchen is open plan you get a little light entertainment while you dine, making for a fantastic friendly fun atmosphere.
I wanted to make something to give to Maria to show how much we love visiting Breezes so I made a an open /closed sign for the front door , Maria loved it when I presented it to her at lunch time today and has asked me to make some nautical themed items to sell in the shop....Oh yes I nearly forgot to tell you its not just a great place to eat & chill....... you can also buy fantastic gifts and tasty / exotic food items there as well ...oh and and did I mention the cakes OMG they are TDF a beautiful array of homemade cakes ....I'm gonna stop there and just say if you're in the vicinity of Hill head Hampshire (near Fareham/Lee-on-the Solent) you just have to pop in and find out for yourself ...........let me tell you .......you won't want to leave !!! Check out their web-site.
To make my creation today I used my own design die cuts from my shop Die cut Dreams.
Stamps from Magnolia coloured with Copic's.
Inks from the lovely Tim Holtz & his Rangers blending tool.
WeRMemoryKeepers Extra large eyelets.
And Quickutz dies, charms, ball chain, rope and pearls from my stash.
I have entered my Plaque into the following challenges;
Bizzy Becs Challenge 3D
The Scrap Master Challenge Colour combo
Magnolia Lovers Challenge Edwin
The Pink Elephant challenge Summer fun
Papertake weekly challenge Something old, new, borrowed, blue (New sailor Edwin, Old Magnolia Life ring stamp, Borrowed inspiration from Breezes, and of course blue ink)
One stop craft Challenge Summer fun
The Secret Crafter Saturday challenge Its a mans world
Totally papercraft Challenge By the sea

Please check out my on-line Craft shop Die cut Dreams

Fabric @ DCD

This week at Die cut Dreams challenge blog the theme ask that you use Fabric on your card/ creation this week. Please pop over and see all my talented design teams lovely work.
To make my card this week I used a die cut card on stand from my shop Die cut Dreams, I decorated it with heavy black lace fabric, gems, doilie, chipboard flowers, ribbon and I die cut a pink cotton fabric heart which I stapled on with Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.
I have entered this on into the following challenges;
Lots to do challenge Ribbon & Lace
Cute card Thursday challenge Whateva!!
Little red wagon Challenge circles

Please check out my on-line Craft shop Die cut Dreams

Snowman in August ???????? Whatever Next !!

This week over at Die cut Dreams Christmas Club Challenge we have the theme Snowmen I hope you'll come and join us for some fun while getting ahead with your Christmas cards.
Here I have used die cuts from my shop Die cut Dreams, the stamp is from TGF coloured with Copic markers the big flower is from my stash as is the ribbon the big snowflake brad, charm and gems.
The snowflake stamp I used for the background is from SU and so is the white ink I used to stamp it.
I have entered this into the following challenges ;
Christmas all year round Challenge Snowflakes
Anyone for Anya Challenge Christmas in August
Simon says challenge Sing it !! - Frosty the Snowman
Cute card Thursday challenge Whateva!!
Have a great evening
Hugs.............

Please check out my on-line Craft shop Die cut Dreams

9 Aug 2010

Butterfly Shoes

This time at the Ooh La La Challenge blog this fortnight the theme is Spots & Dots here on my DT card I have used a Floral shoe image from the "Shoes in bloom"CD this is my favourite CD it has so many lovely floral shoes and sentiments and is available from Oh-la-la Creations on-line shop
The die cuts I layered are available from my shop Die cut Dreams I ran the die cut thought a Quickutz embossing folder and finished off by stitching the edges.
I hope you like it and I hope you will pop over to the Ooh La La Challenge blog and join in the fun you don't need to use Ooh-La-La products to join in the challenge but if you have then we would love to see them in your creations.
The pearl and charm dangle I made myself
I have also entered this card into these challenges
Kaboodle challenge Add a little metal
Our creative corner challenge Embossable
Creative Friday Challenge Wings
Scrappy frogs Challenge Stitch in time

Please check out my on-line Craft shop Die cut Dreams

8 Aug 2010

Totally Tilda

Hi Tilda Lovers!!! I just wanted to remind you that you still have a week left to enter our second challenge here at Totally Tilda.
As you know the theme for challenge #2 is Make a Shaped card (no squares , rectangles and no easel cards) you can see all my very talented DT girls cards Here where you can also enter the challenge via the linkz, I hope you will join us and have a chance to win 2 lovely Magnolia stamps from our lovely sponsor Nikki's shop Bunny-Zoe crafts.
I have made another example of a shaped card above with one of the lovely new Tilda stamps from the Bon- Voyage collection I also used one of my new Oval scalloped shape cards on a stand that are now available in my shop Die cut Dreams
I have entered this card into the following challenges
Alphabet Challenge O - Oval
Stamp something challenge Photo inspiration
Creative card crew challenge cute & girly
Papertake weekly challenge white & bright
Have a great evening
Hugs.......

Please check out my on-line Craft shop Die cut Dreams

7 Aug 2010

Commenters Candy

Hi Girls No lies this week as I'm being a good girl , and not even a quiz for you but I am giving away a little Scary kit this week to one lucky winner, its Die cuts this week well its a little die cut topper kit made up with die cut shapes from my shop Die cut Dreams .
16 pieces that make 8 layered toppers , 8 stamped images as always stamped in mementos black ink on concord card cut into shapes with the coordinating shapes to layer the images on to to make 8 toppers
I hope the winner will enjoy them.
You know what to do and if you don't well here's the Commenter's candy RULES
Have fun catch you later

Please check out my on-line Craft shop Die cut Dreams

6 Aug 2010

Mistletoe Kisses

I am so incredibly bad this week because over at Die cut Dreams Christmas Club Challenge we have the theme Mistletoe Kisses but I am so late showing my card to you in fact the challenge ends in less than an hour so you'll have to fly if you're going to get a last minute entry in.
But never mind if you missed it we have another great challenge starting tomorrow morning for you so pop by and check it out and I'll try to be on time next week !! lol
The die cuts I used here are from my shop Die cut Dreams and the lovely image is by the lovely Roberta from Prairie Fairy


Please check out my on-line Craft shop Die cut Dreams

5 Aug 2010

It Was Me !!!! But Who's the Candy Girl ????

LOL Yes it was me in the Photo !!! he he .......Little old me when I was about 3 .....43 years ago !!! Most of you guessed it so there was a few in the draw this week but the this weeks winner is ..................LORRIANE
Congrats darling please email me your address and I will get your prize posted to you.
Thanks to you all for your lovely comments, I hope you'll come back to see what I tomorrow
Hugs ..........

Please check out my on-line Craft shop Die cut Dreams

4 Aug 2010

Friendship for a Princess !!

Hi I'm all behind this week ......I know ... whats new !! lol
This week at Die cut Dreams challenge blog the theme is Gingham,
I made this card for my lovely friend Lori in Canada.
Do you think this stamp looks like Abbi from NCIS it wasn't meant to but when I was making it Garry said "is that for Abbi" !! lol and she does have a little look of Abbi doesn't she.
Anyway to make itt I used one of my round cards that fit on a stand (the stand is not in the photo) I folded the pink circle in half and ran it through the cuttle bug swirls embossing folder
The stamp I used is from TGF Roll call kit and I coloured her with Copic Markers
The flowers are Prima and the gems are DoodleBug Designs, the ribbon is MayArts and all the die cuts including the card are from my shop Die cut Dreams
I'm entering this into the following challenges
Anya Ink Challenge Black , White plus one colour
Daring card makers challenge Girl friend
Fussy & Fancy Challenge Pink & Black
Polly Crafts Fit for a princess
Creative card crew challenge Cute & Girly
Papertake weekly challenge White & Bright
Design Dollies Challenge Friendship
Little red wagon Challenge Circles
Cute card Thursday challenge Whateva!!
Stamp insanity Challenge Petals & Swirls
Sweet dreams ...........


Please check out my on-line Craft shop Die cut Dreams

2 Aug 2010

Tilda's all Dressed up for her Prom !!

As you can see I have used one of my round cars on a stand (which are now available from my shop Die cut Dreams)I coloured the lovely Tilda with Copic markers added some old lace from my stash to the edge and added a little glass bead dangle to my Prima flowers too, I also added an embossed butterfly which I decorated with some MAMBI Crystal gems.
I made this for Reid's Prom date Leanna she loved it bless her, she looked as pretty as Tilda wearing the same colour dress too.
I have entered this card into the following challenges
Polly Crafts Fit for a princess
Crafty Angels Challenge Something old-something new ...My Round cards on a stand are new and my Lace is old!
The One stop Craft challenge pattens
Daring Card makers challenge Girls
Totally paper craft Challenge Going to the movies - Prom Night (2008)
Dutch Dare Challenge Anything Goes
Paper play challenge Anything Goes
Simon says challenge Dotty (embossed butterfly)
Allsorts challenge Dressing up
Flutter By Wednesday challenge open

Please check out my on-line Craft shop Die cut Dreams