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



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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



September - Pastels 

Ribbon Girl pastels 2

 Ribbon Girl pastels 1


The papers are from the Pastel Dreams pad (my new favourite!) and sentiments from Christmas Wishes

I stamped around the edges of the images for a bit of interest with a dotty stamp from the Grunge Swirls set and then went over it with some stickles


All the lovely ribbons and embellishments are of course from the Ribbon Girl;

Silver jingle bells

Dew drops (top tip…  stick them on with Glossy Accents)

Glitter organza

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

Lili of the Valley hop…





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;



Ideas To Inspire










Mary J




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…



September Hop Annabel


The papers are from the pretty Pastel Dreams and Up, Up & Away pads (love the cloud design)

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

Lovely Lili…



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!



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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…



07 September - Flowers

Ribbin Girl flowers 2

 Ribbin Girl flowers 1


I used some of my favourite Lili of the Valley papers from the pretty Pastel Dreams pad and a sentiment from Set 9

The doily dies are Nellie Snellen and of course some gorgeous goodies from the Ribbon Girl shop; Kort and Godt rolled paper roses, silver glitter mesh ribbon, tulle, stickles, flatback pearls


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