Monday, 30 June 2008


Oh my what a fabulous surprise I had tonight when I received this wonderful award from 6 great friends Becky, Holly, Pauline, Jacqui, Mueppi Maria

Thank you ladies for for giving me this wonderful award and right back at girls, which I know I probably shouldn't do but hey, I did get it from you all, lol

Now I have to pass this one to 7 people, which is always tough as there are so many that I'd love to give this award to, but here are a few of some wonderful friends I've made though blogging.

Tracy, Cynthia, Dawny, Dawn (All Pink Girl), Terri B, Maddie, Jilli,

Here's the rules:
1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.

2. Link the person you received your award from.

3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.

4. Put links of those blogs on yours.

5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls you've nominated

Sunday, 29 June 2008

Tilda + Co - Sketch

This weeks challenge at Tilda + Co Challenge has a fabulous sketch by Lorraine. I love doing sketches and this one was great and I knew exactly what I was going to do, which is a first, lol. I'm sorry I've used my gorgeous lace again, but nothing else looked as good with the papers and embellishment I wanted to use.

Cardstock: Basic Grey - Two Scoops
Image: Summer Tilda with Bow Knot
Supplies: Crochet Flowers, Blooms + Button (Poppicrafts), Lace, Metal Charms (Crafty Krafts), Pearl Pin (Hobbicraft), Primacolour + Sandsodor

Have a great day, TFL x

Fridays Sketch + Cute Card Thursday

Morning everyone, hope hour having a realxing day. I made two cards yesterday, but as time is short Im posting them together.

This weeks Friday Sketchers has another fabulous sketch by Beatrix from Germany

I used these gorgeous papers from Basic Grey - Sultry and my favourite stamp right now from the Sweet Ebony Range by Elisabeth Bell.

She has been coloured with Primacolour and Sandasor, the swirls I forgot so had do last, so apologies they dont look that good. I used my yummy lace again (sorry) addicted at the mo. I brought some gorgeous Charms from Crafty Krafts - hope you can see them.

My second card is for Cute Card Thursday - No Patterned Paper, and what a difficult on this was. Really didn't know what i was going to do for this one, but came out with this.

The lilac card stock has been embossed, and the cute PB stamp is one of my new ones from - Critters Party. She has been coloured with Primacolur and Sandasor. The flowers, buttons and pearls are from my stash.

Hope your having a great day, TFL x

Saturday, 28 June 2008

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Checks Galore

Hope everyone is having a lovely day and enjoying the sunshine.

I made a card on Thursday for this weeks challenge at A Spoon Full Of Sugar - Checks Galore
I wanted to use this cute baby bunny that I brought a while ago and never go round to using.

All the papers are designed by my very talented friend Tracy and the layout i took from last weeks Sketch Something that i didn't get the chance to enter.

Have a great weekend x


Well its week 3 of Penny Black Saturday Challenge and wow what a fab response we had to last week, it was lovely to see so many of you take part and we enjoyed seeing all your lovely creations.

We have two new members to the team this week, Jovi and Jackie, both these ladies work are stunning please go check out their blogs you wont be disappointed.

We also have another new sponsor, this week Tinker & Co are sponsoring us, if you haven't come across them before they do a fabulous range of downloads and craft supplies, please take a look at there website again you wont be disappointed.

This weeks challenge its all about colour: Pink, Brown + Green

Dont forgot you need at least one PB stamp, but can create anything from a card to altered art. The most important things is you have FUN !!

For my card this week I have used this very cute stamp 'It's Amore', the papers are from Paper Mania - Simply Elegant and the lace, flowers and buttons are all from my stash.

We hope you'll join the fun this week, and have a great weekend everyone.

Friday, 27 June 2008

Ok Girls Kath Needs Your Help

Hi everyone, sorry I haven't been about much this week, its been one of those weeks.

Ok girls my friend Kath needs your help - here's why:

I need a big favour from you all - a dear friend of mine who is also a keen crafter has recently been diagnosed with Breast Cancer and is undergoing treatment at the moment - a great lady with lots of spirit and a great sense of humour. The treatment for this terrible disease can be harrowing to say the least and she has found great support from her local Maggie's Centre. To show her appreciation she thought it might be an idea to take along some cards that they can sell to raise money to enable them to continue their wonderful work.COULD I MAKE A CARD?.... Of course I will, in fact, a lot more than one...but this is where I need your help....if you could each make ONE card...what a difference it would come on girls...we are all at risk from this terrible I am counting on you.Here is the e-mail me (you will find it on my profile) and I will send you my address, send the card to me here and I will forward them to my friend. Now it's only fair that there is a little incentive here to get your mojo going....I will create a post at the top of my blog and when I receive your card...I will list your name and at the end of July, a name will be chosen at random and there will be some fab goodies for the lucky winner.P.S. Card with envelope and if possible a cello bag all ready to be sold......I am counting on you all..don't want my friend to think that I am "BILLY NO MATES".

Please pop over to Kaths blog and lets help support her friend.

Have a good evening x

Sunday, 22 June 2008


Hi everyone, hope your having a good weekend. Sorry I'm late with my post I've been at my mums the weekend and didn't get a chance to do it before I went.

Firstly I want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who joined us for our 1st challenge last week, we were all excited about the massive response and all the beautiful cards everyone made and hope you'll be joining in the fun again this week.

This weeks challenge at Penny Black Saturday Challenge is FRIENDSHIP which I think its fair to say we have all made some wonderful friends through blogging so this week we would like you to create something you would give to a friend

I first made a card wallet for a very good friend and used this cute hedgie stamp, which I think is so cute with his little ladybug friend. The papers are by Papermania - Raspberry Champagne, and the flowers, ribbon and brad are all from my stash. The friend stamp is G Studio.

I also then decided to make a card:

If you want to join in the fun this week we have some wonderful candy which has been donated by our first Sponsor - Sir Stampalot, and if you've never visited them then i highly recommend them. There service is fantastic and they have a fab selection of PB stamps and other goodies.

Sorry my pics have not come out very well this week.

Have a great evening, TFL x

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Celebrations

Hi everyone, hope you've had a good day.

I've made a card for this weeks challenge at A Spoonful of Sugar - Celebrations
This is a new card design for me and I can honestly say I had so much fun, I should be more adventurous in future. I didn't like the outcome at first but I added the pale pink flower under the hot pink one, I think it turned out ok.

The gorgeous 'Sweet Ebony' stamp has been coloured using my Primas and Sansador. The papers are by Sandy Lion Designs - Dreamland Flowers, and the flowers, ribbon and button from Poppicrafts.

The inside: The papers are from Basic Grey - Two Scoops and the boarder has been stamped using Studio G - clear stamps. I have softened the edged of the scalloped circle with Colour Box bruh pad - Rosebud, but its not showing up very clearly in the pic. The sentiment stamp is also from Hero Arts.

Have a good evening, TFL x

Monday, 16 June 2008

Papertake Weekly - Feelin HOT HOT HOT !!!

Hi everyone, hope you've all had a good day.

This weeks challenge at Papertake Weekly - Feelin' HOT HOT HOT !!! Think reds, oranges, yellows, hot pinks etc!! The challenge is sposored by Raspberry Ribbons this week, and the winner will get this fab 'lunchbox' of 'yellow' themed goodies!

Well ofcourse I went for Hot Pink and it just so happens that I had been colouring in one of my new Penny Black Stamps - Uplifting Occasion !! at the time I saw this challenge. How great is that !!

The papers are Pink Petticoat - Big Dots which I love and thought would be great with this stamp. The flowers, ribbon and brads are all from my stash.

Have a great evening, TFL x

Sunday, 15 June 2008

Cute Card Thursday, Stamp Something + Friday Sketchers

Hi everyone, hope you've all had a good weekend. Well its been a made week and I haven't had much time to make any cards till today, so here they are.

This is for Cute Card Thursday - 3 types of Embellishments and Stamp Somthing -Monochromatic

I've probably cheated on the Stamp Something as I didn't stamp anything, but thought I'd enter it anyway. The cute image is from Pink Petticoat - Socks, isn't he a cutie - well I thought so.

Friday Sketchers have another great sketch this week and some fabulous candy stamps: Rachelle Ann Miller:

I love this Tilda with Lilac's I can't believe I've had her 2 weeks and not used her yet, she adroable, I've coloured her with Primacolour and Sansodor. The papers are from Papermania - Simply Elegant, the sentiment from Hero Arts, and the flowers and brad are from my stash.

Enjoy the rest of your day and TFL x

Saturday, 14 June 2008

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - First

Morning everyone, I know Im up early for a Saturday but its our 1st challenge today at Penny Blacks Saturday Challenge and we're all very excited.

Our first challenge is: First Penny Black Stamp. We would like to see you using your first Penny Black Stamp that you brought. You can make a card, atc, alterted art, etc.. what ever you wish but it must include your first stamp.

There's also some fabulous Blog Candy up for grab, so do check it out - and have FUN !!!

Well here's my card, and the first PB stamp I brought was 'Buzz In The Air'. I wanted to make something different so made a pocket card. I used yellow card for the base measuring 13.5" x 4.5" and scored the card at 4.5" + 9". Then I cut each end piece to form the pocket. The front inside has been decorated with papers from Basic Grey - Two Scoop. The ends have then been decorated with lace and flowers and stuck down only at the bottom to allow for the pocket. I then finished off by stamping the boarder swirls.

Buzz In The Air has been stamped onto a piece of white card and cut using my Spellbinder in my Cuttlebug. I have coloured the image with tobo pens and waterpen and then stuck a piece of ribbon to the back.

And here's the inside, using papers from Basic Grey - Two Scoops, boarder stamp is G Studio.

Have a great weekend and don't forgot to check out all the work by the other DT members.

Tuesday, 10 June 2008


Hi everyone, Im very very excited to give you all some wonderful news :)

Tracy + I have started a new challenge blog based on Penny Black Stamps which starts Saturday 14th June. Joining our Design Team are the fabulous: Becky, Beth + Jacqui.

We hope you will join in the fun with us and if you check out our blog here we have some blog candy up for grabs, all you have to do is leave us a comment and spread the word.

Hope to see you all on Saturday


A Spoon Full of Sugar - Receipe 3-2-1

Hi everyone, hope you've all had a good day. I made this card for A Spoon Full Of Sugar - Receipe 3-2-1

Receipe: 3 Brads/Buttons, 2 Patterned Papers + 1 Flower

The papers are Daisy Bucket Designs - Dazy which I really love as they have 4 square patterns papers on 1 sheet and 1 pattern on the back. My local craft shop stocks a few of their designs so am always popping in to see what they have, lol. Lola with Flowers I haven't used in a while so thought it was a good a time as any. She has been coloured with a mixture of chalks and primacolour pencils. The flower, button and brads are all from my stash.

Have a good evening, TFL x

Don't forget to check out my post above for some exciting news.

Sunday, 8 June 2008

Tilda + Co Challenge - Swirls

Hi everyone, hope you've all had a good weekend and enjoying glorious sunshine.

I made a card tonight for Tilda + Co Challenge - Swirls

So I got out my Basic Grey - Two Scoop Papers and Shabby Chic Tilda. Tilda has been coloured with Prima Colour + Sansodor. The lace, flowers, brad and gems are all from my stash. I've stamped the Swirls with G Studio clear stamp and the sentiments are from Hero Arts.

I also decorated the inside:

Have a great week, TFL x

Saturday, 7 June 2008

Cute Card Thursday + Friday Sketchers

Hi everyone hope your all having a lovely weekend and enjoying our glorious weather. I made a card tonight for 2 challenges, Cute Card Thursday - Christmas and Friday's Sketchers.

I decided to go with tradional colours and choose a Tilda image that i got from a good friend, she's definately going on my wish list, which is getting bigger by the minute, lol.

I got my new Primacolours yesterday and Im sure you'll understand how very excited i was but buy time I got home it was too late to have a play. I got them from ebay for $86 (including delivery) tin of 120. I did however get a little time tonight but am still learning and not sure Im that happy with the outcome, but thought I'd post my card anyway. The colours on my card haven't photographed very well either, will have to try again tomorrow when its light.

The papers are from my stash that I brought last year, sorry cant remember where there from. The ribbon is of course from Poppicrafts and the sentiment from Pink Petticoat.

Enjoy the weekend, TFL xx

Friday, 6 June 2008

A Spoon Full of Sugar

Im late this week again, but here's my card for this weeks challenge at A Spoon Full of Sugar. This weeks challenge is to use all the following 3 colours on your cards Pink, Blue and Green (any shades) + you can also use flesh colour and a little bit of brown for hair or Animals.

I've used my new papers are from Basic Grey - Sultry Range, which I love and fitted in perfect with the image that I received from a swap. I've coloured the image with my watercolour pencils and the flowers and buttons are from my stash. The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

Have a Great Weekend Everyone x

Thursday, 5 June 2008

Tilda + Friends ATC - Give Me Sunshine

Hi everyone, hope you've all had a good week. Sorry I haven't been about much this week, work seems to be taking over and I haven't had the time to do any crafting or much blogging. So I apologise if I haven't been to see you lately, but will be sure to catch up at the weekend, lol

I made a quick ATC for Tilda + Friends - Give Me Sunshine, I missed last week so really want to take part this week. Its such a great theme and wanted to use one on my new Tilda's that I've coloured with pencils. The papers are from Funky Hand, flowers + brads from my stash and the cute sentiment is from a set - Hero Arts.

Have a great evening, TFL x

Sunday, 1 June 2008

Stamp Something - Katharina's Sketch

Hope everyone has had a good weekend. This weeks challenge at Stamp Something is a fabulous sketch by Katharina - which I always love.

I chose to use my new Sugar Nellie Stamp - Sweet Ebony Range: Picking Apples, as I thought they fitted perfectly with the papers. These are some of many new papers I brought yesterday on my shopping trip. They are by PaperCellar - Wedding Range, not something I would have brought 6 months ago, but I seem to have changed my style a bit lately and I'm trying to experiment with new stuff. Its good fun as Im working out of my comfort zone and feel like Im giving myself a challenge, but still having fun along the way.

I've coloured Sweet Ebony with a mixture of pencils and tombo pens - I still need more practice with my colouring , but I guess practice makes perfect - even if I have a long way to go, lol x

The sentiment from Hero Arts and the ribbon of course is from Poppicrafts.

This time I decided to decorate the inside of my card, and have used papers from the same collection. The swirls are from Studio G - pack of 5 for 99p from my local craft shop. This is the first time I've stamped directly onto patterned paper and cant believe I didn't do a bad job of it. The flower and button is from my stash.

And here's the inside:

Have a great evening, TFL x