Saturday, 31 January 2015
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
Hello lovely crafty friends… Happy New Year!
I took on the mammoth task of clearing out the attic over the Christmas Holidays and what a job it turned out to be! I’m just about finished and can’t wait to get back to some crafting. I am ashamed of the amount of crafty stash I have, so many things unopened that were bought with good intentions and then forgotten about when something else grabbed my attention. I’ve had a massive clear out and got lots of new storage so I know exactly what I have and where it lives. I’m going to get back on my Design Teams and start blogging again as soon as I’m done and I can’t wait!
Watch out too for loads of fab new crafty inspiration coming soon from Lili of the Valley. The website is nearly ready and I know many of you have missed the blog and the challenges. Our new Cross Stitch charts have been really popular so we have new designs coming soon, we listened to customer feedback so this time they will be sold as kits rather than just the chart
We’re having a hop today to sneaky peek the latest launch, there are 4 new rubber stamp images and some super cute mini images that are on an A5 clear sheet. There is also a set of new sentiments to go with our adorable fairies. We’re giving you chance to win the full set of new stamps, make sure you comment at each stop and a winner will be drawn on Friday from all the comments left on one lucky blog
You can get the new products on the website on Saturday (31st)
Our lovely Andrea was first stop on the hop today so you should have come from there, and remember to visit and comment on all the blogs to be in with the best chance of winning...
This was a card from last year that I couldn’t bear to throw away so I messed around with it, took some things off and added a few bits – I think the colours are nice with this cute Spring image, it’s called Little Lamb, and I used one of our popular circular sentiments
I added some lovely flowers, hessian and tulle from the Ribbon Girl
The trellis at the back is a Spellbinders die and the papers are Prima
Hope you like it, next stop is Becky and she has a gorgeous card to share with you today
The winner will be announced on Friday evening so check back on the blogs and also on our Facebook page to see if you were lucky!
Have a lovely day all, see you soon
Wednesday, 19 November 2014
Morning all… I’ve been taking a little crafty break from my blog and DT’s but I couldn’t resist joining in with the Lili of the Valley hop today to show you the new stamps and papers… they are so gorgeous!!
There are 10 new stamps and 3 papers pads, you can get them in the shop on Saturday at our Christmas open day and they will go on sale on the website on Monday (24th)
We have a full set of stamps and the new paper pads to give away on the hop and there is also chance to win them if you place an order on the website* (finishes tonight and order value must be over £10 to go in the draw*)
Here’s a list of the blogs that are taking part, just hope from one to another and leave a comment on each as we don’t know where the prizes are hidden;
Anne (you’re here)
I used this cute image called Secretly Yours, I stamped and coloured it then cut it in 2 and used the characters separately so she’s peeping round the corner…
Hope you like it, don’t forget to leave me a comment before you ‘hop’ along to Becky. The prize winners will be drawn from the comments left on 2 lucky blogs and announced on the Ideas to Inspire blog on Friday evening – GOOD LUCK!!
Thursday, 16 October 2014
Afternoon lovely blogging buddies, it’s been ages since my last post and I’m sorry for not visiting any of your blogs for what seems like an age…
We had a fantastic holiday, Egypt is lovely and I’d certainly go back but the highlight for me was spending time as a family. I miss our time with the kids, it’s seems like ages since we were all together for any length of time in fact it’s even rare that we eat a meal together these days so a full week was great… and there was no falling out which is always a bonus! I was having a bit of a panic because I thought I’d lost my camera but I found it yesterday so I’ll sort out a few piccies to share soon
We finally got my Mother in Law’s flat cleared but Jess has decided to move house now so she wanted to keep some of the furniture and household bits. It’s sensible because she can’t afford to buy everything new (the house she is in at the moment is furnished) but everything is of course now in our house and it’s driving me MAD, I can’t move for stuff it’s like Steptoe’s Yard! I can’t believe how many costs are incurred just to rent a place, deposit, bond, rent up front, admin costs, £500 to fill the oil tank for the heating because there is no gas in the area… she’s very excited though so it’s gonna be the bank of Mum and Dad to the rescue again me thinks!!
I finally found time to make a card, first time I’ve been in the attic for weeks. There’s a ‘Lovely Lili’ challenge at the Ribbon Girl this week and it’s to USE LACE…
I took the colours from the image and found some perfect papers to match in a pad by Basic Grey, not colours I’d have put together usually but I like them
All the scrummy embellishments can be found at the Ribbon Girl…
You can see all the details for the challenge and some fab inspiration from the DT on the Ribbon Girl blog
I’m having a little break from the Papertake Weekly DT until I get myself caught up but do still pop over, this week’s challenge is ‘Things With Wings’
Have a fab Thursday all, thanks for popping by and your comments are very much appreciated… I’ll try and check out all your blogs very soon x
Sunday, 21 September 2014
Hello all, I’m feeling better at last hooray and have finally seen the back of my awful cold. Great to see you all at the Lili of the Valley open day yesterday, I love to have a chat with my crafty blogging buddies!
I saw this on Pinterest… thought it might amuse you…
We’re packed and ready to go to Egypt tomorrow so this is a quick post to just share my Ribbon Girl colour challenge cards. The theme this month is ‘Pastels’ so a nice easy one
I love using pretty pastel colours, these 2 lovely images are in the new Lili of the Valley Christmas Cuties art pad
I made some more little cards, 4 x 4, they are very cute and so quick to make as you haven’t got much space to fill
All the lovely ribbons and embellishments are of course from the Ribbon Girl;
Silver metallic twine (first time I’ve used this, I LOVE it… so useful)
Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone, I’ll be sunning myself shortly (hopefully!) as it’s forecast 38 degrees for the next few days in Hurghada, a good book and a cocktail and that’s me happy! Lovely jubbly!!
I’ll see you in a couple of weeks, take care all x
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
Morning everyone, 2 posts in 2 days… that’s pretty good going for me at the moment haha!! Thank you all so much for your lovely comments and support over the last few weeks, you crafters really are a lovely bunch!
I’m still full of cold but couldn’t resist joining in with the Lili of the Valley blog hop today
We have sneaky peeks of their newest stamps, they go on sale on the website on Monday but you will be able to get them at the open day on Saturday if you are coming along
You know what to do, just ‘hop’ from one blog to another following the links and leave a comment on each card,there are 2 sets of the new stamps hidden along the way too so make sure you leave a comment on each stop
Here's a list of all the blogs taking part;
I fell asleep last night when I got in from work and woke up at 9pm so it was a bit of a rush to get my card done, it’s a bit simpler than I had planned! I used the cute Annabel Tennis image…
There’s lots of glitter on the clouds and the border but it hasn’t picked it up very well on the picture, I love a bit of glitter!
Next stop is Becky and don’t forget to check the Ideas to Inspire blog on Friday evening to see who the lucky prize winners were
Have a good day bloggers x
Tuesday, 16 September 2014
Morning all, it seems ages since my last post, I’ve had a bit of a hectic few weeks
I was relieved when my Mother in Law’s funeral was over, I think you feel better afterwards but then we had the flat to clear which was quite a job. They moved there from a house about 10 years ago so did downsize quite a bit then but there was a lot of stuff and I spent half my time looking through old pictures reminiscing (and laughing quite a lot actually at some of the ones of my hubby when he was young!!)
Then I’ve had this awful cold and sore throat that seems to have been going around, we’re going away next week so it is well timed, I think we’re all ready for a rest!
The Ribbon Girl challenge had a break over the summer so this is my first card for a while for them, it’s Lovely Lili week and the theme is a nice one…
I used one of the cute images from the Here Comes Annabel art pad, these toppers are so useful when you don’t have time to colour and I made a circle easel card…
Hope you like it, you can see more details about the challenge on the Ribbon Girl blog and as always there is some fab inspiration from the design team
There aren’t enough hours in a day at the moment so I’m having a break from the Papertake team until after my holidays, don’t forget to check out the challenge over there every Tuesday as Dawny always has a fab theme and some lovely prizes
Hope you’re all well, thanks for stopping by and for all your kind comments