Saturday, September 29

Butterfly Wishes

Thank you so much for your kind words yesterday, I've had a good night's sleep finally & feel a lot better for it this morning.


My brother's currently staying with us which is so wonderful for the children who absolutely adore him - they are at this moment all playing with the lego together lol

Happy Saturday :) xxx

P.S. Dean was reading as I typed & felt quite indignant that I hadn't mentioned it's his birthday today (haha)....Happy Birthday to my Hubby lol

Friday, September 28

Holiday Delight

I've really enjoyed playing with some delightful stamps from Penny Black's latest Winter release....


A lot of dimension....

Supplies: Stamps - Penny Black 'Holiday Delight', 'Peace On Earth' & 'Winter Fairy' / Tools - Spellbinder Nestabilities 'Standard Circles'; MFT Die-namics 'Sentiment Strips'; Provocraft Embossing Folder 'Seeing Spots' / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

We still haven't completed on our house (problems further down in the chain) but we are in no rush :)

Certain things that took place at my brother's wedding last week have left me (& my family) feeling very low, I cannot see any resolution & I'm finding it difficult to accomplish anything at the moment :(

I hope you all have a great weekend x

Saturday, September 22

Signature Christmas

Still churning out the Christmas cards, no matter how many I make I always manage to run out!....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Signature Christmas' / Tools - Papertrey Ink Die 'Banner Border'

Despite the fact I've made a special effect these past 2 weeks to take extra care of my skin & not eat processed foods (in preparation for my brother's wedding today), I've woken up this morning very spotty & bloated - go figure!

Have a great weekend everyone :) xxx

Friday, September 21

Sentimental Christmas

With this card I've made it all about the background & sentiment - no other image required....

Supplies: Stamps - Penny Black - 'Diamond Pattern' & 'Christmas Magic' / Tools - EK Success Circle Punch 2 3/4"

Penny Black have teamed up with Simon Says Stamp today - why not pay them a visit?  There's more prizes & discount codes up for grabs!

Happy Friday people - the weekend is here :) xxx

Thursday, September 20

Happy Holidays

A couple of mini cards - what on earth did I do before twine? lol....

Supplies: Stamps - Penny Black 'Let It Snow' / Tools - Provocraft Embossing Folder 'Swiss Dots'

Penny Black are showcasing their new winter stamps all this week (lots of giveaways too!) so do visit the blog :) x

Wednesday, September 19

A Gift For You

Can't get simpler than this card....

Supplies: Stamps - Penny Black 'Let It Snow' / Tools - We R Memory Keepers 'Corner Chomper'

Having a bit of a pamper day today, appointment at the hairdressers this morning (long over due!) and then onto a spa for several treatments - hope you have a great day whatever you're up to :) x

Tuesday, September 18

Soar & Take Flight

I love this Penny Black Butterfly, it's one of my all time favourite images....


The same but (slightly) different lol....

Supplies: Stamps - Penny Black 'Social Butterfly' & 'Free Flight' / Tools - Craft Concept Embossing Folder 'Butterfly Kisses'

Penny Black are launching a fabulous new Christmas range shortly & you can 'read all about it' over on the blog :)

My brother's wedding is this weekend & I've been trying to get lots of early nights in preparation (must banish the dark circles under my eyes!) but then find myself wide away from excitement lol  Have a wonderful day my blogland buddies :) x


Monday, September 17

Christmas Cheer

I've stepped away from red & green for Christmas - shock! lol....


Close up....

Supplies: Stamps - Penny Black 'A Bright Tomorrow', 'Christmas Cheer' & 'Diamond Pattern' / Tools - MFT Die-namics 'Vintage Cameo Frame'; Provocraft Embossing Folder 'Swiss Dots'

Happy Monday & have a great week everyone :) x

Saturday, September 15

Blooming Marvellous

Just a couple of cards to share with you today....


Sunflowers & roses are my favourite flowers....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Blooming Marvellous' / Tools - Papertrey Ink Die 'Spiral Notebook'

Have a great weekend! x

Friday, September 14

Holiday Tags

I really enjoy making tags, especially Christmas one's - they're just so quick & easy....


More impressive to look at when there's a lot of them lol....

Supplies: Stamps - Penny Black 'Christmas Lights' & 'Hello Winter' / Tools - MFT Die-namics 'Dizzy Doily Duo'; Spellbinder Nestabilities 'Standard Circles'

To see more wonderful Holiday tags, please pop over to the Penny Black blog, where there's always plenty of inspiration :) x

Thursday, September 13

Christmas Cards For Kids

It's all about Christmas cards for children at Penny Black today & with two little one's myself, of course I had to join in....


One is never enough....

Supplies: Stamps - Penny Black 'Let It Snow' & 'Winter Magic'

Be sure to visit the Penny Black blog for more fabulous inspiration!  Thanks for stopping & have a merry day! x

Wednesday, September 12

A Bright Tomorrow

Over on the Penny Black Blog today, they're showcasing a beautiful Christmas stamp set called 'A Bright Tomorrow' & here's my offering....

Supplies: Stamps - Penny Black 'A Bright Tomorrow' & 'Christmas Cheer' / Pattern Paper - Penny Black Designer Paper Pad 'Madison' / Tools - EK Success Circle Punch 2 3/4"; Spellbinder Nestabilities 'Standard Circle & Lacey Circles'

Have a lovely day & thank you for stopping :) x

Monday, September 10

Health & Happiness

I know I need to be more adventurous with colour combinations but when it comes to Christmas cards, I like to keep it traditional....


Another variation....

Supplies: Stamps - Penny Black 'A Splash of Winter', 'Christmas Cheer' & 'Diamond Pattern' / Tools - Provocraft Embossing Folder 'Swiss Dots'

Enjoy your week, I have another busy one ahead of me - being busy is a bit of a novelty for me (lol) but I'm loving every moment of it! x

Sunday, September 9

With Love

Keeping it simple once again....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Butterfly Wishes' / Tools - Spellbinder Edgeabilities 'Classic Scallop'; Papertrey Ink Impression Plate 'Linen & Canvas'

Enjoy your Sunday :) x

Saturday, September 8

All Roads Lead Home

A Christmas card to quickly share....

Supplies: Stamps - Penny Black 'Christmas Cheer' & 'Hello Winter'

Have a great day! x

Friday, September 7

Mini Cards

The weekend challenge over on the Penny Black Blog this week is mini cards....


A mini trio....

Supplies: Stamps - Penny Black 'Enjoy' & 'Petal Party'

Thanks for looking & have a wonderful weekend :) x

Thursday, September 6

Grateful For You

I think my cheap little point & click camera is on it's way out, can't seem to get a decent shot at the moment....

Supplies: Stamps - Penny Black 'Foliage Fancy'

I've been slacking in the card making department so fully intend on spending all day doing nothing but....no doubt I will end up with nothing worth sharing lol x

Wednesday, September 5

Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

The children are back at school which means only one thing....the countdown to Christmas has begun! lol....


A few more....

Supplies: Stamps - Penny Black 'Winter Magic' & 'Hello Winter' / Designer Paper - Penny Black 'Madison' / Tools - MFT Die-namics 'Round Banner Stax'

My fellow Penny Black DT Member Cathy is having a huge giveaway over on her blog, so do pop on over & say hello - you won't be disappointed!

Before I go, I want to give you a little preview of my up-coming venture (& the worst kept secret ever lol)....


I have to admit I'm feeling the pressure a little bit at the moment, on top of my DT appointment & my new venture, I have my brother's wedding & moving house all in the next month - eeek!

Thank you so very much for all your lovely comments on my last post, they made my heart sing!  Happy Wednesday everyone :) xxx