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Friday, 16 November 2012

Introducing my Shop Blog

Hi, All my Friends and Followers

I am sorry for taking so long to return, but have certainly been very busy.
I have taken on a new venture since I left you all to go have my wonderful darling daughter.

Yes, and it has been 6 months with a lot of

I have recently acquired a Laser cutter and have decided to go full steam ahead in Opening and Online Business.
The website is still a working progress, but for now I have opened a Shop Blog to run in the meantime and will continue to do so along my Website once up and running.

So in the Meantime please visit my Shop blog, and Orders and  Commissions is Welcome via Email.

I will also be sponsoring a few of our very Favourite Challenge Blogs.

I also will be adding a Candy Giveaway in the next couple of days for the Launch date of My Shop Blog.
So please be so kind and Spread the word.

So here's the Link....
Hope to see you all there...

Friday, 27 July 2012

Just Popping in....

Hi, Everyone

Just thought I will quickly pop by and let you know that I am planning to get back to my blog in the next couple of weeks, and try to get back into the swing of things, but in the mean time I just want to say Thank You to my Loyal Followers for hanging in there....

Monday, 18 June 2012

Introducing my New beautiful daughter...

Good Afternoon Blogging Friends,

Well, sorry for being absent so long, but I had a really busy month behind

I would like to introduce the Newest addition to our family....

Jané Fouché
Born 08 May 2012
Weight 3.3 kg

So I am hoping to settle into a routine shortly so that I can return to
I had a lovely month away and my sister was visiting from Botswana for more than 3 weeks, hence the reason for me not having time to get round to all my lovely crafting pals...

Hope to be back soon with a lovely creation, that is if I can get the creative juice to flow

Monday, 30 April 2012

Birthday Card for a Special Girl....

Good Evening Everyone,

Well, Yes I also thought the next time I post something it will be a picture of the long awaited addition to the family, but unfortunately for me I am still waiting and the patience is running out slowly...
Hopefully soon....

So instead I have a card to show you all I made today, as I need a birthday card for next week, so I thought I might as well make one seeing I can't do much else at the minute.

My Card

My Card Recipe:

For my card I used the very pretty girl from Saturated Canary, I've had her for a while now, but this is the first card I have made using one of these lovely images from Krista Smith.
I coloured my image using a combination of my Promarkers and some water colour pencils.
The Circles was cut out of some Dovecraft paper which I stamped with a scripture stamp and then added some scribbles with a black pen. I am not normally this adventurous but I just went for
I just sticked them on white card which I then matted on some black and lastly mounted on my main card which is from Kraft card.
I then added the hessian and ribbon bow.
I then added my image using some silicone glue to give it a bit of an 3D effect.
Lastly I added the Pearls, Pins and the Happy Birthday Sentiment.

My Image close up:

I hope you all like it....

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Late Post for C.R.A.F.T

Morning All,

How are you all doing? I've been okay all though I have been experiencing a lot of pain the last view days, so I just had to take it a bit easy, so I haven't manage any crafting in the last few days and been bad on the blogging front as well....

But I have a card to share with you today which I made for my GDT position over at C.R.A.F.T...
Yes, I know the post is a bit late too...I am such a bad blogger.....

Anyway here it goes....

Our challenge this week is 'Wedding/Anniversary'. So, any project fitting this subject will be eligible for a prize. There is a maximum of 5 entries per person each challenge, so please don't enter any more than that or they will not be counted. May we also remind you that back linking is not allowed. We would like to avoid disappointment.

We hope you will enjoy playing along with this one again. Thank you for everyone who joined us again last week for our Inspiration Picture challenge and thank you again to  Eiglas Stitchy Bear Stamps and Bugaboo Stamps for sponsoring us last week. Please scroll down to find the winners of last week's challenge, our Top3 and our Star of the Month. If you were one of them, please contact us to claim your prize and/or badge.

This week we have 3 sponsors, so there will be 3 chances to win in this challenge. Just for clarification, there are no first, second or other places in our winners, but our first winner drawn will win the prize from our first sponsor, the second drawn the prize from the second sponsor, etc.
So, here are our sponsors for this week:

Sponsor 1: Meljen's Designs

Sponsor 2:  Wags n Whiskers

Sponsor 3:  CraftsuPrint 

Here's my card:

For my image I used 'Kitty Kat Love from Meljen's Designs'
I coloured my image using my Promarkers.
And the rest of my layout I just done in White so it made my image 'pop'.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

GDT Card for CRAFT...

Good Morning Fellow Bloggers

How are you all doing this morning....
I am doing okay, although I am really struggling to get some sleep at night...well not too long to go now, before baby will make it's appearance...

Anyway I have another card for my Guest Designing position over at C.R.A.F.T Challenge to show you today.
The new challenge start today.

Challenge 150 - 12th of April - Inspiration Picture

Sponsor 1: Eiglas

The prize for winner 1 is any download from her site to a value of £10.00.

Sponsor 2: Stitchy Bear Stamps

Sponsor 3: Bugaboo Stamps

The prize for winner 3 is 7 digi's from their shop.

Card Recipe:

For my card I chose to use Guss the Fish Whisperer and it's available from Bugaboo stamps which is one of our sponsors this week. I coloured my image using promarkers.
I used some lovely papers available from Trimgym's Digital Stamps & Papers.
My sketch was from Sketch Saturday Challenge.

I really hope you all like it. Head over to the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge blog and see what the rest of the D.T has got for your inspiration.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Spread your wings and fly....Simply Sassy

Good Afternoon Everyone,

Hope you all enjoying a lovely Easter Sunday with Family and friends....
The weather is not very nice here today, and we're all just having a lazy day, doing whatever we feel like...mostly just watching some dvd's.

I have a quick card I wanted to share with everyone...
It is a pretty simple design as I wanted to try to keep as much white space as possible, but knowing myself I find that quite hard.....

So I just went for a 6x6 white square card...
Stamped my Simply Sassy from Sugar Nellie onto bright white card using my memento ink and then coloured her using my promarkers. I then cut her out as close to the outline as possible.
I then added the punched border using a Martha Stewart punch and then added the ribbon.
I then glued my image to my card using silicone glue to give it a little bit of dimension.
I then added the little roses and stamped the sentiment on the front.

So, yes I tried to keep it clean and simple.....

I hope you all like it....

I am entering this into the following challenges:

  1. The Pink Elephant - CAS
  2. Incy Wincy - Spring
  3. Party Time Tuesday - Flowers
  4. Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
  5. Sassy Cheryl's - Pastels
  6. Crafty Creations - Spring
  7. I Love Promarkers - Spring
  8. Paper Pretties- Monochrome
  9. Simon Says - Favourite tool (MS punches)
  10. Whimsy - Ribbon
  11. Crafty Catz - CAS

Friday, 6 April 2012

Spring with Tilda....

Good Afternoon Blogging Friends,

Hope you all having a Fabulous Good Friday....
Mine has been quite peaceful.
I made a couple of cards earlier this week, but we had no electric for 2 days due to the snow, so I never managed to post them, so I decided to post at least one....before I decide to start my weekend.....
My Card Recipe:

I used a Magnolia Tilda stamp, I have had this stamp for nearly a year now, and only used her once, so I really needed to get her inked up....and I really wanted to created a card with a Spring feel to it.

I coloured my images using my promarkers.
The background papers is from Kanban and it's from the Easter range.
The punched borders is punched out using a Martha Stewart punch and the swirls was cut out using a cricut machine. The paper flowers was hand made using a mixture of dies and punches. 
Well, I really hope you all like it and that you could find something inspiring in this card....
Have a lovely Easter weekend and if your travelling on the roads, please be safe......

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Thursday, 5 April 2012

GDT Spot @ C.R.A.F.T - Challenge 149 Easter/Spring

Good Morning Everyone,
Hope you all doing well. The weather is rather horrible here, so I won't be going outside too much
Well, I am here this morning to bring you my first card I made for my Guest designing spot over at the C.R.A.F.T Challenge blog.
They have a new challenge that started this morning and for the new challenge the theme is:                                                                                   Spring/Easter
Prize for winner 1 will be a choice of 4 images from their shop.

Sponsor 2: Crimson Cloud

Prize for Winner 2 is 3 die cut packs from their shop.

The prize for winner 3 is 3 digistamps or 2 easel card sheets or 1 paper pack of the winners choice from my blog.

Sponsor 4: eyeCandie Creations

The prize for winner 4 is a choice of four digital stamps from their store.

And here's my Card for the challenge;

My card Recipe:

I used an image from the first Sponsor Sassy Studios's which I coloured using my Promarkers.
I then cut the oval labels using Spellbinders dies and my Grand Calibur.
I then made an oval scalloped base card using my Grand Scalloped Oval dies.
The Spotty papers I used is from Kanban which I matted on plain purple card. I then added the ribbon and lastly the flowers and the bling....

I hope you all like it... so please pop over to the C.R.A.F.T blog for some more lovely inspiration from the rest of their D.T.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Polka Doodles - Easter
Allsorts - Photo Inspiration
Incy Wincy - Easter
Pan Pastel - Easter
Paper Sundaes - Easter

So Happy Easter Everyone....

Monday, 2 April 2012

Guest Designer for C.R.A.F.T

Good Afternoon Everyone,

Just wanted to share something with you all....
My Card has made the Star of the Month at C.R.A.F.T Challenge and Jo has asked my to be their Guest designer for April....
Which I accepted, hoping that baby won't make his/her appearance

Card for Star of the Month...

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 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..


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
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 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
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: