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Thursday, 29 March 2012

Recipe Card...






Good Evening Everyone,

Hope you all had a lovely day....the weather was pretty good here.
Well, I had some crafty time this afternoon so I came up with a Recipe card....
So I decided to post it tonight as hubby has got day off tomorrow and we're planning to hit the shops to get all the last little things I need for me and baby, so that I can get my hospital bags packed....

Anyway I made a pocket card to hold a recipe....




I used a tutorial from my recent Cardmaking & Paper Crafting magazine to make the main pocket. I then added the Patterned papers which I bought from Hobbycraft on my last trip -They from Dovecraft and it's called 'Tea Party' these papers is just all delicious....





I then stamped my images, which was some freebies from my previous magazine - 'You're so Sweet ' by Adam Prescott.
I then cut it out with a plain circle die and matted it onto the fancy circle which is from Spellbinders. I coloured my images using my Promarkers.

I then added the ribbon across the card before mounting my image onto the main pocket.
The 3 buttons is cut out using a die from Nellie Snellen.

I lastly did the recipe card, which I typed out using MS word and then mounted onto the yellow card.


Back of recipe card....

Well, I hope you all like it, and that you could find something that inspired you.....
Thank You for taking time to stop by my blog, and leaving me all the lovely comments, know that they all very much appreciated....

I am entering this into the following challenges
  1. Crafts 4 Eternity - In the Kitchen
  2. CES - Photo Inspiration (The photo inspired my to use the papers and the colours I used)
  3. Allsorts - Use a Recipe
  4. Hooked on Crafts -More than one fold
  5. Passion for Promarkers - Ribbon & Buttons
  6. City Crafters blog - Spring Fling Colour Challenge
  7. Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
  8. Shopping Our Stash - Circles/Dots
  9. Simon Says - Anything Goes
  10. The Pixie Cottage - Cuddly Critters
  11. Paper Pretties - Bling
  12. Divas by Design - Stamp Something
  13. My Mums Craft Shop - Use a stamp


















Pocket Card with Magnolia...




















Good Afternoon,


Well, its another glorious sunny day here in Scotland.....Looks like spring has finally arrived, but unfortuneatly the weather is going to change over the weekend....

Anyway I have made another spring inspired card to show you all today...





My Card Recipe:

I went for a pocket fold card for my design, as I haven't made one of these before and I really wanted to try it as they seem to be very popular at the moment.

I went for Magnolia Tilda as I haven't used this stamp in a very long time...I paper pieced her dungarees and coloured the rest of my images using my Promarkers.

I must admit I am not to sure where these papers are from as it was little bits of scraps I had in my scrap box.

The punched borders is punched using a Martha Stewart punch and the flower was cut out using Spellbinders flower and my Grand Calibur.

The oval and scalloped oval was cut out using Spellbinders ovals.

The digi sentiment is from Digi Doodle Shop.

Lastly I added the Ribbon and the rhinestones to finish off my card.

I Hope you all like it and found something to inspire you. Thank you for taking time to stop by my blog and you are welcome to leave me a comment as they are always very much appreciated.

I am entering this into the following challenges:


Monday, 26 March 2012

Spring with D'Arcy's Diaries

Good Afternoon Everyone,

Hope your doing okay on this lovely Spring Day....we've had Sunshine all day and it is totally fabulous....

So I made a lovely Spring inspired card this afternoon....



My Card Recipe:
I used the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge blog.




My Image is another one from D'Arcy's Diaries and it's Mummy's Little helper. I must say I have totally fell in love with these images.

I have coloured my image using my Promarkers and this time I used some watercolour pencil's as well just to add some depth to my image. Isn't she pretty?

I went for a Monochromatic feel and I used papers from a Papermania paper pad called Antique Creams. I've had this for more than two years and never used any of it. I went for a 8 x 8 square card as my image was a bit big when I printed it off, so I decided that I was going to need a big card if I want to fit everything on there.























I matted the paper on dark brown card after I distressed the edges a bit, then I added the stitching with my sewing machine.
The brown lace borders was punched using a Martha Stewart punch. The digi sentiment is a freebie from Digi Doodle Shop, go check them out as they have loads of lovely free sentiments.


My flowers  is hand made using different size circle dies and some distress ink. I must say I am really pleased with how they turned out.

Well, I hope you all like it and could find something that inspired you. Thank You for stopping by my blog and leaving me all your lovely comments.

I am entering this into the following challenges:

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Sunday, 25 March 2012

Easter with Darcy's Diaries
















Good Evening Bloggers,

How are you all doing this evening? Hope the weather was as good where you are as it was here....
I actually got quite a bit done today...
I started sorting out some of the baby stuff, as it is really time I start somewhere....lol and me and hubby finally finished sorted out my daughters room as well, and she is now in her 'Big Girls' bed tonight as she calls it....and I managed a little card as well..


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My card recipe:

My image is a digi from D'Arcy's Diaries and is called Easter thoughts, I just came across these this week but I just couldn't resist, her digi's is really all adorable.....
My papers is just from my scrap box, so I can't remember where these are from and even how long it's been in there....lol
The scalloped circles was cut out using my Grand Calibur and Spellbinder Grand Scalloped circles.
I coloured my image using my promarkers and then matted it on plain pink.
I then added the swirls and little flower and leaves and the sentiment.
I used the sketch from Fetch a sketch challenge, but switched the sides for the buttons, but had to leave one off as I didn't want to cover the whole green embossed strip as the sentiment has already covered up one side.
Last but not least I added the bow.

I hope you all like it, and Thank You for taking time to stop by my blog and leaving me all your lovely comments, just know it is very much appreciated.....

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
  1. Fetch a Sketch - Sketch
  2. The Cuttlebug Spot - Card for a child (Embossing on green strip and the leaves was done with cuttlebug)
  3. Sweet Stamps - Easter
  4. Crafts & me - Spring/Pastels
  5. Flutterby Wednesdays - Anything Goes
  6. My Mums craft Shop - Use a digi
  7. Whimsy Inspirations - Anything Goes
  8. The Pixie Cottage - Spring/Easter
  9. Crafty Creations - Photo Inspiration (Soft Pastel & colours)
  10. Moving along with time - Easter wishes






Saturday, 24 March 2012

Magnolia Tilda Easter Card


 Good Evening Everyone,

Yes it is quite late, but I decided to post a card seeing I can't sleep in anyway....
So I am posting a card I made earlier this afternoon....it was meant for the Totally Tilda Challenge but I have now missed it....

Anyway here it is:


Image Close up:



Card Recipe:

I went for an easel fold as I just fancied something different than a normal square card, but I swapped it around a little as I wanted my sentiment to be my main focus this time. 
I had these papers printed out from My Grafico before so I was really working around them all along as I wanted to use them before Easter has come and gone...lol
I used a Magnolia Tilda stamp and the basket was a freebie I downloaded earlier this week from the Free Digital Stamp website, I am not too sure from which blog I got it, sorry I forgot to make a note for this one.
All the die cuts was cut out using my Grand Calibur and Spellbinders dies. The lace border punch I used is from Martha Stewart. I coloured my images using my Promarkers.

I hope you all like it....
Thank You for taking time to stop by my blog, just know it is very much appreciated....

I am entering this into the following challenges:
  1. Love to Create - Anything Goes
  2. Pollycraft Monday - Checks
  3. Simon Says - Bingo (Flowers, Lace & Ribbon)
  4. Crafty Boots - Easter
  5. Craft Your Passion - Sentiment main focus
  6. Sweet Stampin - Anything Goes
  7. My Grafico - Easter
  8. Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes
  9. Just Magnolia - More than one fold
  10. I Love Promarkers - 3 different papers
  11. D.Y.S.U - Plaids
  12. Stampin for the weekend - anything Goes
  13. Shopping Our stash - Buttons & Bows






Friday, 23 March 2012

Spring has Sprung with Fairy Kiki...







Morning All you lovely Bloggers,

Hope you all doing well. I am doing okay although I did not have a lot of sleep as I am very uncomfortable, and on top of that I have a sick Hubby and daughter, they both seem to have a chest infection, so it's not good.

So I am going to keep my post short...I just wanted to show you all a card I managed yesterday evening...




Close up image:



Card Recipe:

I went for a Twisted Easel card as I haven't made one of these before and I really wanted to try it, and I was surprised to how easy it is really.
My Image is fairy Kiki and it's available from Mo's Digital Pencil.
I coloured my image using my promarkers and added some stickles to the wings to make it sparkly.
The ovals was cut out using my Spellbinders and some Grand Oval dies.
The punched borders is a Martha Stewart punch and the Papers is from a 6x6 Paper pad.
I really liked these papers as they were so bright and springy....

I hope you all like it, and Thank you for taking time to stop by my blog.
All comments are very much appreciated....

I am entering this into the following challenges:


Thursday, 22 March 2012

Sassy Easter Bunny....



Good Afternoon Everyone,
Hope your all doing fine, I must say I think Spring has finally arrived in my part of the world as well, as we've been having such lovely weather the last couple of days.
So yes, I made another Springy/Easter Card yesterday, I went into my local craft shop and couldn't help myself when I saw the lovely spring papers she had available from Kanban, so I bought a few sheets and couldn't wait to get home to do something with it....
So here it is:



Image Close-up 
  My Card Recipe:
My image is a digi from Sassy Studio's and I've had her for ages, but never used her, so I really wanted to use her therefore I decided to colour her.
I used my Promarkers matching her dress and other colours to colours from the papers I wanted to use.
I added some stickles to her dress for some extra sheen and glam...
I used the Sketch from the Sketch Saturday Challenge blog and then I added the stitching by hand.
The Rose was handmade by myself using some flower punches and then inked the edges. The white small flowers was just very old flowers I had in my stash. The swirl was cut out using a cricut machine. Lastly I added the 3 little white pearls and the digi sentiment.

I hope you all like it....Thank You for taking time to stop by blog. Hopefully you will find something that inspired you.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
  1. Wags 'n Whiskers - Use Green
  2. Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge - Use Green
  3. 2 Sisters - Spots and Dots
  4. Allsorts - 3 in a row (3 white pearls)
  5. One Stop Crafts - Handmade flowers
  6. Cupcake Inspirations - Inspirational photo (I was inspired by the colours in the photo)
  7. Crafty Cardmakers - Time/Clock (Have you noticed the love-clock she is holding) lol
  8. Papertake Weekly - Bingo (I used Die cuts, free, and glitter)
  9. I love Promarkers - 3 different patterned papers
  10. The Pixie Cottage - Spring/Easter
  11. Sketch Saturday - Sketch
  12. Moving along with time - Easter wishes
  13. C.R.A.F.T - Handmade Flowers
  14. O.S.A.A.T - Girly
  15. Phindy's Place - Spring Colours
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Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Easter Blessings...


Good Evening Everyone,

Yes, I am back with another Easter Card I made today.

I used an Easter Stamp I won last year from Alotta Rubber Stamps and never inked up before, so I digged them out this morning and this is what I made.



My Card Recipe:
Alotta Rubber Easter Stamp - Coloured using my Promarkers
The Papers is from a Dovecraft Paper pad - Fairtales, I went for these because of the soft pastel colours.
I kept it fairly simple with not a lot of Embellishments as I want to keep them economical to post.

I hope you all like it...

I am entering this card into the following challenges:




Ebony - Happy Birthday


Good Morning Bloggers,

Well, yes it's me again, I know some of you must be very surprised, I am tool....I have had more time for crafting and blogging than I thought I would, well probably not for long, as I still have loads to organise before the baby arrives, but I have taken a little time out....lol

Anyway I have another card to show you this morning....

My Card Recipe:
My image is cute Ebony and it's available from the Emerald Faerie Garden, I cut the shape out using my Spellbinder dies and Spellbinders machine, then I coloured my image using my Promarkers.
The patterned papers was a freebie from a magazine.
I used some green card which I embossed with my daisies embossing folder and my cuttlebug.
The two butterflies was punched out using my Martha Stewart butterfly punch.
I then added the ribbon and the flowers from my stash and stamped the sentiment using a Happy Birthday stamp and some Momento ink.

I hope you all like it....

I am entering this into the following challenges:





Monday, 19 March 2012

First Easter Card....Wannabe Bunny


Good Afternoon Fellow Bloggers,
How are you all doing today? Hope you all had a lovely weekend and was spoilt rotten on Mother's Day!
We had a lovely day out and a meal with some of our dearest friends....

So I made my first Easter Card today as I thought I better get a move on as it is only 3 weeks or something till Easter.

So here it is:


My Card Recipe:

I used a digi called Wannabe-Bunny boy and is available from Sassy Cheryl's Digi's. (isn't he cute?) I coloured him using my Promarkers, and the cut the oval out using my Spellbinders.
The papers is from the Vivid Easter Digital Pack from My Grafico and is available from there shop.
The Scalloped Border punch is from Martha Stewart. The digi sentiment is from the lovely Annette from Nettie's Cards.
Lastly I added the ribbon bow and the 3 little buttons as embellishments.

I hop you all like it, or could find something inspiring about this card....

I am entering this into the following challenges:


  1. Ladybug Crafts - Anything Goes
  2. Divas by Design - Citrus Colours
  3. I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
  4. Crafting for all seasons - Green & Yellow
  5. Crazy for Challenges - Use some Green
  6. Just Some Lines - Spring Clean (2 items older than 6 months, the ribbon I used for the bow and the 3 buttons I had for the last 12 months in my stash)
  7. Sweet Stampin - Use Green
  8. Lexi Creations - Easter
  9. My Grafico - Easter
  10. Joanna Sheen - Easter
  11. Craft Us Crazy - easter
  12. Cardmaking Mamas - Buttons
  13. Dream Valley Challenges - easter
  14. My Sheri crafts - easter
  15. Crafty Boots - Easter
  16. Sassy Cheryl's - Think spring




Friday, 16 March 2012


Good Morning Everyone,
How are you all doing? It is a bit dull and quite cold in part of the world this morning....
I have been up and about quite early this morning as I had a midwife appointment, and everything is fine with me and little one....apart from we're just not getting a lot of sleep as I am getting a bit uncomfortable, but anyway.
I have another card to show you this morning....
I have only realised that I needed a birthday card this morning so I went for something Clean and simple to make it quick, so I decided to go with No image but have my sentiment as my focus.
I embossed the top panel using my Swiss dots embossing folder and my cuttlebug and then I used a Martha Stewart punch to punch the bottom border, I then decided to add the dotted pattern paper for a touch of colour. The little daisies was a die I used from my cuttlebug, which I just added the little green brads. The Happy Birthday sentiment was then lastly stamped onto a white die cut, which is a Nellie Snellen die I used.






I am entering this into the following challenges:
Allsorts - Say it with flowers
Birthday Sundays - Use Green
Cupcake Crafts - Going Dotty
Crafty Ribbons - Birthdays
Sisterhood of Crafters - Birthdays
Whimsy Challenge - Emboss it




Thursday, 15 March 2012

First try at Weaving...

Good Evening Blogland,

How are you all doing...well I must say I had a nice day doing not much apart from thing I wanted too....oops I think I had too many of them lately...I will have to return to my duties tomorrow unfortunately.

So I have another card for you all today, and this will probably be the last Mothersday card for this year...

I tried something different today as it is something I wanted tor try for a while now, so I gave weaving a go.

The Papers is from a Kate Knight Totally Tropical Paper Pad.

I hope you all like it....



I am entering this into the following challenges:
2 Sisters - Spring Colours
Craft Your Days Away - Mother's Day
Dream Valley Challenge - Mother's Day
Pan Pastel Challenge Blog - Mother's Day
The Crafty Pad - Mum's the word
Papertake Weekly - Mum
Creative Belli Blog - CAS
My Mums Craft Shop - Mums the word
Moving along with time - SPecial Lady



Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Good Morning Everyone,

Looks like the card bug has bitten me again....lol
I have been crafting quite a bit the last few days....but I am not going to complain I am going to enjoy it while it lasts...as I have only really got about 4 weeks left, then I have to get everything for the baby ready and after that, Who knows if I will have any time left to craft....

Anyway I needed a Birthday card for a friend so I made this one...

I have had the image for absolutely ages, as it was one of my winnings quite a while back from Bugaboo stamps and she is called Dotty about Cake, so I decided to go all dotty on her.....I coloured my image using my Promarkers.
The floral papers is from Kate Knight paper pad which I got a while back with one of the card making magazines.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Aud Sentiment - Happy Birthday
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything from Paper
Paper Sundaes - Feminine Flair
OSAAT - Use a digi
Cupcake Crafts - Going Dotty
Papertake Weekly - One for the Girls
I love Promarkers - Anything Goes


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Monday, 12 March 2012

Spring Butterflies....


Morning Everyone...
How are you all doing on this Lovely Sunny Monday Morning?
I have been out already hanging washing out and I must say myself, I think Spring is now definitely in the air.
So I have sat down this morning and made this quick springy card.....


































My card recipe:
I used some very old papers, I had them for more than 2 years now and it's from a 8x8 paper pad from Papermania called 'Spring Life'. The rest was pretty simple....I punched out the butterflies using my Martha Stewart butterfly punches, the circles has been cut out using some dies and my Spellbinders machine, which I then distressed a little using distress ink...

The green border on the side is Martha Stewart punch as well.

Well, I hope there is something inspiring you can find about this card...


I am entering it into the following challenges:

Party Time Tuesday - Lots of Bling
Crafting for all Seasons - Green & Yellow
Fab 'n funky - Yellow
Do You Stack up - Go green
Pixie Cottage - Things with wings
2 Sisters - Spring colours
Gingerloft - Spring


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Saturday, 10 March 2012

Butterflies & Flowers


Morning Everyone,
Well, guess who was up early this morning... I just couldn't sleep anymore as I am really at the stage now where you start to get really uncomfortable at night...
So here it is, I think this will be the last Mother's day Card I'll be making.

Anyhow I had the Vellum with the pink butterflies for absolutely ages, and I was really wanting to do something wit it, but I didn't want a stamped images to take away the focus of the background, so instead I just went for some handmade flowers and a butterfly...

The butterfly was cut out using the Grand Butterflies from Spellbinders, as well as the scalloped and plain ovals.
The flowers was from one of my very first ever cuttlebug dies. The leaves is a Xcut punch.

I hope you all can find something inspiring about this card...lol
Anyway I think I'll be back later as I really feel like doing some crafting today...will see how long that lasts...lol





I will be entering this into the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge - Say it with flowers
Papercrafting Journey - Anything Goes
The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - No image just words
Pixie Cottage - Things with wings
Crafts for Eternity - Mum
This card is on my ebay listing:




Friday, 9 March 2012

Another Mothers Day Card!

Good Evening Blogland,
Well, yes I had some spare time on my hands this afternoon as hubby was home early and just wanted to watch some telly, and my LO was quite happy just sitting colouring some pictures in her colouring book so I decided to use the opportunity to do some crafting....as I think my Mojo is slowly returning since I think I left it in South Africa.
Well, maybe I will get some more time from now until the baby comes to do some crafting as mostly everything has been sorted out and the rooms is getting ready, slowly but surely....
Anyhow here's my card for the day:
I must apologise as my picture isn't very good, I was struggling as it's a bit dark and the light is affecting the true colours I might replace my picture tomorrow in day light.
The papers I used is from Dovecraft and it's from the Princess Fairytale Collection.
As you all know the stamp is from Gorjuss and this one is Sweetheart and I had this stamp for over 8 months now and this is the first time it's been inked up.
I added lots of bling to it and the shapes was cut out using some dies and my Spellbinders. The image was coloured using my Promarkers.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:





Crafty Catz - Mothers Day
Totally Papercrafts - My Favourite things (Promarkers & Spellbinders)
Crafty Ribbons - Celebrate Mom
Dream Valley - Mothers Day
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday - Lots of Bling
I love Promarkers - Ribbon & bows
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sisters - Mothers Day
Simon Says - Mothersday
Craft Your Days Away - Mothers Day


Passion for Promarkers - Mothers Day


This card is available to buy on my ebay listing:

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Mother's Day Card

Good Afternoon Everyone,
Yes, I thought I would've posted all the cards I have made by now, but unfortuneately I haven't had the time.....

Today's Card is another Mothers Day card...

The Stamp is from Papermania and I have had this for ages and never used up to now.
The Papers I used is from a 6x6 Paper pad which I got free in a Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine and it's from Pink Petticoat and its called Vintage Rose Collection.
I coloured my image using a selection of Promarkers.
The Shapes was cut out using some Xcut dies and my Spellbinders.
The flowers and ribbon was just some left overs out my stash.






Well, I hope you all like it....
I am entering this into the following challenges: