Saturday, 19 April 2014

Mid-Way Reminder - Gruffies & Guests


This post is a mid way reminder for the Gruffies & Guests Challenge. The theme this time is Anything Goes with the option of Lace. This is a theme chosen by me and I am thrilled with the quality of the entries so far and I am worried that the task of choosing a top 3 may be very tough going. This time we have a £10 voucher from  Bearly Mine Designs up for grabs. Remember you must use a Gruffie, Happy Hopper or House Mouse image on your project.

Wishing all my readers a Happy Easter and hope that the Easter Bunny stops at your house to leave you some goodies xx

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Something Old & Something New

Regular readers will be pleased to hear that I feeling a lot better and planning to go back to work tomorrow! I have managed to throw this design together for the latest CD Sunday Challenge of 'Something Old & Something New'

Well for my something old I have chosen two backing papers in the lovely mint green and pastel colours that I have had about 2 years now and not used all that much, but found them when scuttling around for something old. The other thing that is relatively old is the pink pastel ribbon that I discovered WAY down in the bottom of my horrendously large ribbon stash.

For something new I have again used the latest addition of Crafters Companion Inspiration magazine CD but this time used the Makey Bakey Mice images for this cute cupcake design. How sweet?!  You will see I have embellished the image with glitter, the wonderful heart banner bunting die from LaLa Land Crafts and some pearls. 

Thanks for visiting xx

Friday, 11 April 2014

D is for Dinosaur

Hi lovelies,

 Hope you are having a good week, I myself am having a really bad week. I have had a terrible tummy for the last 6 days, hope it goes away soon. 

Today I managed to stay out of bed long enough to make this card for the CD Sunday challenge which this week is 'Something beginning with D'. Instantly I thought of dog, then dandelion, daisy, dancing but I have finally come up with DINOSAUR.

This cute little card is made using the free CD from the latest Crafters Companion Inpiration magazine using images from Rachelle Ann Miller. Beautiful decoupaged topper and matching backing papers. I have used some blue card from stock and stickers from Papermania for the number, dots and stars.

I am also entering this card into the Cardz 4 Guyz challenge of 'Numbers' - it maybe for for a 'lil man but still a man none the less!

Hope you like it Xx

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Lovely Lace for Ewe

Hi there! Not been doing too much crafting recently, I have been using my free time to volunteer at Rodbaston Animal Zone. So far it has been an amazing and rewarding experience. It has certainly made me appreciate how much zoo keepers and animal care assistants do, it is extremely hard work. It is early mornings and constant physical work. You literally do not stop! Every-time I complete one of my days I come home and collapse into bed. All who do it for a living full time deserve a medal. Most importantly working with animals IS good for you health. You are outdoors, working hard keeping fit and who isn't made happy by little furry faces appreciating you.

This last weekend was Lambing Weekend where people came and feed lambs. I loved every minute of helping out with the lambs and it has been my inspiration for this month's Gruffies & Guests Challenge.

The theme this time is Lovely Lace which I chose. I love lace. I have done lace making since the age 13 and it is my favourite embellishment. I love how lace is now in fashion, as it makes everything look vintage and beautiful. The lace I used on my Gruffie and Lamb project is vintage pink lace from my stash. The image from the Happy Hoppers & Gruffies CD is just scrumptious!

I really can't wait to see what creations people come up with this time. I am sure there are people who are really innovative with lace which will be so inspirational for my (and others) future makes. The prize this month is well worth winning because you can win a £10 voucher from Bearly Mine Designs. Hope to see your entries. Lace month we had some outstanding entries. Have a go! xx