Tutti Fruitti.... Sweat Pea style...

Morning all!

I'm very excited to be here this morning with my post!!
I've been dying to show this card off for over a month now! yep i created it back in may!! (how organised am i!!!) hehe!!!


Back in may i won the lovely Trish's candy and this beautiful stamp was inside!! I've never played with Sweet Pea's before and i must say i absolutly love them!! so i can strongly see a new obsession occuring here!!!

This week's challenge at Charisma is

ICE CREAM FLAVOURS!
Whats your fav?? well mine has to be tutti-fruitti hence my card!!!

I love how this turned out like i say never used these stamps before, so pretty!!!!

I've really gone to town with colour on my card today! it normally scares the hell out of me but to be honest i loved making this card! mainly because the papers welll... cosmo cricket are a fav of mine and this card i actually coloured the image in first (i know shocking!!!) never normally do that!!! but i knew in my head i had to use the gorjuss papers from cosmo crickets delovely line!!!

The green butterfly brad was a pressie from my friend who went to the USA she brought me some of them back!! love em!!!!! oooo and that ribbon is to die for tho i can't remember where its from!!!

These flowers are seriously growing on me, i found myself placing another erm sssssssssh don't tell hubby order!!! hehe they're all from the number on wild orchid shop of course!!!

I did decorate the inside as well to match (silly me forgot to photograph it!!) opppsie!!

I'd like to enter my tuttifrutti card to the following challenges:
*I love promarkers - Use Flowers
*Creative Inspirations - Summer
*Crafts & Me - Birthdays
*Moving along with the times - Summer

*Recipe*

*C/Stock - Melon Mambo - Stampin' Up!
*DSP - Delovely - Cosmo Cricket
*Ribbon - From stash
*Stamp - Dancing with butterflies - Sweetpea
*Medium - Promarkers
*Stickles - Diamond Ice
*Pearls - Froms Stash
*Brads - Micheals
*Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts

Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you may leave!


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All of a flutter....

Morning all!
well... i should really say dinner time now!

I'm here today as i'd had a early finish at work last night so was able to zonk out and have the day to myself today!!! yay!! but before that I want to show you a new project i've been working on! now you know how i looooooooveeeeee PINK...... and butterflys......... and sparkle...... and flowers............... well......................
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One of my favourite things about nature is butterflies! so much so i've 9 butterfly tattoo's on my back but that's another story, so when i first saw this beautiful butterfly from magnolia i wasn't entirely sure weather i'd use it! Turns out i LOOOOVVVE it!!! as always hehe!!! and so i had to buy the mini world version too there soooo sweet!!

I'd like to enter my card to this weeks TOMIC challenge which is shimmer & pearls, perfect theme for my card, as i've used my trusty pearlys and lots of glitter on my butterflys and around my card it'self with a touch of white shimmers on my flowers (hope you can see on pic!) lol

I'm loving all these pink papers that magnolia are bringing out at the moment so much so i find myself looking at them for ages not wanting to cut them up lol

I'd also like to enter my card over at Just Magnolia who's theme this week is butterflys!

Here's my card!

*Recipe*

*C/stock - Stampin' Up! Kraft & Whisper White
*DSP - Various Magnolia
*Stamps - Large butterfly & mini butterfly from magnolia
*Medium - Prismacolor
*Pearls - Stash
*Flowers - Wild Orchid & Prima
*Tattered angels glimmer mist
*Stickles - Diamond
*Dies - Sizzix swirls & eyelet nesties

I gotta say it's one of my fav cards i've made in a while!!!
Thanks for stopping by this morning! hugs xxx

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Thank yooo's....

Afternoon all!

It's a rare thing i get to see this time of day espechially on a sunday! But we're at work early tonight so i can come home to bed at 2am! and snooze and have day up!

I've not been in blogland much over the last few weeks been snowed under with commisons and life you know how it gets, busy decorating the house and moving things around haven't really had chance to breathe! but i'm missing my blogging so i need to get back in the zone!


I'm here this afternoon to show you my latest magnolia creation, as many of you know they're my favourite stamp brand! So naturally when new collections come out i have to have them!!! hehe!!
Really should just join the magnolia club be so much easier and cheaper in the long run but i hate waiting!!! lol

My card today is all american themed, why? well i'm feeling the USA bug from my friend emma who went on honeymoon in florida a few months back and these papers where sat in my ''special'' magnolia draw needed to be used!


I've used my new Tilda with star dress the one thing i love about this stamp is the flag comes blank so really you could have any sentiment in it! I happend to have chose the cute little saying 'thank you' from MSE tiny tags collection as they're just the right size!

I've stuck to a colour combo of kraft, white, red and blue today! really like this combo to be honest it's a new one for me! Have you seen the romantic lace border from magnolia there on my card, i looooooove this die!! and it's on sale here! along with some other dies!

I've dug out my trusty prisma's again on this card today i've fell in love with these all over again they just blend so very well and i think give dimentsion to the dress! hair and face and arms/legs are always coloured with my promarkers lol i can't seem to master the skin tones with other mediums at the moment my mojo is on holiday i thinks!

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:

*Die Cut Dreams - Red, White & Blue
*Everybody art - Anything Goes
*I Love promarkers - Anything Goes
*Paperplay - Stars & Stripes

*Recipe*

*C/Stock - Kraft & Stampin' Up! Whisper White
*DSP - Magnolia
*Stamp - Magnolia Tilda with star dress
*Dies - Magnolia romantic lace & Tag
*Gems - stash
*Stickles - Diamond Ice
*Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
*Medium - Promarkers / Prisma
*Ribbon - Cosmo Cricket
*Sentiment - MSE

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Priceless Memeries.....

Morning all!

Ooooh gosh it's nearly the end of June already! How time is just flying by this year, seriously tho it needs to slow down there's not enough hours in the day recenetly i've been so snowed under with work and things i can't wait for my holiday!

I'm here today well rather my blog is here today as normal i'm zeding my head off in bed for another grave yard shift tonight, to tell you there's a brand new challenge today!!!
Yep that's right The lovely girls and I over at Sweet Stampin' Challenges have a brand new woppa of a challenge for ya today....
The theme.....

Something old some thing new!
The possibilities are endless! We have some fab sponsors this week as always! June's lovely sponsor is Piarie Fairy who have some adorable images upfor grabs and this week's Sponsor is the lovely Bugaboo stamps! so be sure to check out the challenge and join in for a chance to win some lovely prizes!!


For my DT creation today I decided to use my NEW tilda stamp she's soooo adorable and such a pleasure to colour!! and my OLD erm neglected 2 year old papers! eeeekkkk i know slapped hands i'm so terrible at buying and never using but hey if it's pink or cute or sparkly i've got to have it and that's my excuse so i'm sticking to it hehe!!!

I've dug out my trusty prisma's again today i've fell back in love with these all over again naughty girls been neglecting her craftyness of late i'm not sure why tho.... maybe it's because i'm so very tired.... dunno!!

Anyways i love this strawberry stamp the uses are endless you could have it on it's own or with any tilda stamp sat on it! lol ok i'm rambling i'll shut up now and show you my card!

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
*Wild orchid Crafts - Shabby chic friendship
*TOMIC - Summer
*Everybody-art-challenge - Anything goes
*Totally Gorjuss - Ribbon & Lace

Here's ya go...


*Recipe*

*C/stock - Stampin' Up! Certainly Celary
*DSP - DCWV Nana's Nursery Girl
*Stamps - Magnolia Strawberry & Tilda with stuffed animal
*Mediums - Promarkers & Prismacolor
*Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
*Pearls - Stash
*Lace - Local booty
*Ribbon - Poppicrafts
*Sentiment - K&CO
*And alot of pink luffs


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It's cold outside....

Morning all!

Gosh can you believe its nearly the end of June already???
Gosh this year is certainly going by so very fast!!
I've four weeks till i'm on holiday from work!! yay!!! i'm not actually going anywhere as hubby has to work so i thought what a better time to freshen up my crafty studio!!!! more on that to follow.....

Today tho i'm here with the brand new challenge at Charisma!!!!!

WHITE Plus ONE!!!

I actually found this quite simple as i've been wanting to make a simple card for ages! I get far too carried away with all this colour and flowers etc etc!!! So i dug out my MFT Stamps and hey presto!!

We've some fab prizes this week as normal! please come by and play!!!

I'll be back later to add this to relevant challenges but for now here's my DT card!

*Recipe*

*C/stock - Stampin' Up! Whisper White & Tempting Turqouise
*Embossing Plate - Sizzix crazy flowers
*Stamp - MFT Stamps
*Medium - Prisma
*Snowflakes - Martha Stewart Punch
*Dew dropz - Crafty Notions
*Pearls from stash

Thanks for stopping by today!!

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Over the rainbow....

Morning all!

The sun is shining here in shropshire this morning! Hope it's a nice few days as i've my days off!!! wooo hooo so very busy at work lol time for chillouts time!

Hope all is well with everyone this wednesday morning! I'm here with my latest Magnolia (I know im obsessed!) creation!

I've been after this Rainbow background for yonks so was thrilled when it was finally instock at the glitterpot! Such a joy to colour too! With my trusty prisma's and my new tilda hopscotch stamp too really love the result! I've gone for really brights and bold colours today!!!

 Papers are from the gorjuss summer echo park 6x6 pad which im thinking i seriously need more of these in my life they're just such pretty designs i love them all and coo over them lol

The little butterflys are made from fimo which i'll be selling on my website very shortly they're perfect size for these backgrounds and are so very sweet! along with the bows in tilda's hair!!
No card of mine isn't really compleate without some beautiful blooms which i purchased from wild orchid crafts a few weeks back! I love the orange rose it's so vibrant in real life the colours all go so very well with the style and colours of the card!

I couldn't resist the swirls i adore this die it's one of my favourites, i've another that i've erm sadly neglected that i keep forgetting about... im sure everyone forgets what stash they have at some point!

Rightyo i'm going to have to leave ya now i've a list as long as my arm to get done today with decorating and things oooo not long till my new sofa's get delivered 2 of 6 weeks down!!! wooohooo so excited! big kid i know but its the most expensive thing ive ever brought lol

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
*Stamp with fun - Pearls & Blooms (My Glaze pearls on my ribbon! & flowers!! hehe)
*Scrap Creations - Anything Goes
*Simon says stamp - Bingo (Shape (various lol) ,Ribbon, Sentiment (On my mini tags near flowers)
*Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Anything Goes
*Make It Colourful - Use Blue
*Totally Gorjuss - Flower Power

Here's my Card!

*Recipe*

*C/stock - Stampin' Up! Basic Black
*DSP - Echo Park
*Stamps - Magnolia Summer Background & Hopscotch Tilda
*Mediums - Promakers & Prisma
*Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
*Leaves - Prima
*Sentiment tiles - Doodlebug
*Swirls - Sizzix scribble swirl
*Gems from stash
*Pearls - Pizzazz aplenty
*Ribbon - Poppicrafts
*Stickles - Diamond Ice
*Bows & Butteflys - Charisma Cardz


Thanks for stopping by today! Have a fabulous day and be sure to leave me a comment so i can pop by your blog too!

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Butterfly Kisses & Mushroom Wishes...

Evening all!

Makes a change for me to be posting on a monday evening!
I've not long crawled out of bed another night of busyness ahead i'm afraid urgghhh! so looking forward to my holiday! Need a break! There doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day for everything at the moment! Work seems to be taking over! Sooo the last few days i've been getting up early and creating! Missing my crafty time seem to be so very busy recently.



I'm here tonight with my latest magnolia treat for you all! I've been after these two stamps for a while and was delighted when i got my mits on them i had to ink them up straight away! and thought they went really sweet together!

Back in march at the NEC i saw the most adorable Mushroom stamp which was out of stock at the time (teach me for going the last day) so i was thrilled when magnolia brought out there latest Rainbow collection with non other than a MUSHROOM!!!! wooo hooo! what more could i want... bar the whole lot (which erm i nearly have) haha!!!

I really enjoyed making this card as i love the colour combo it's not one i'd normally go for you know me im a pink kinda gal so reds came out from all different directions!! haha!
I've used my Prisma's for the colouring and of course my belovely promarkers for skin and hair! as normal! I'm loving Stickles at the moment not far of the whole set i'm using them on all my creations recently! but they're really sweet and sparkly!!!

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
*By the cute & girly - In The Garden
*Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Anything Goes
*Totally Papercrafts - Summer

Here's my card!

*Recipe*

*C/Stock - Stampin' Up! Real Red
*DSP - DCWV Nana's Kitchen Stack
*Stamps - Magnolia Mushrooms & Tilda with butterfly
*Mediums - Promarkers & Prismas
*Gems from stash
*Roses - Wild Orchid Crafts
*Stickles - Red & Diamond Ice
*Sentiment - Whimsey Seals


Thanks for stopping by today!!!

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Food Glorious Food... oooo how yummy!!!

Morning All!!

I know shock horror i'm here on a saturday!! well... truth be told its a scheduley postie as i'm snoring my head off in bed with another hard week of work ahead of me! This years going so terribly fast! with 5 weeks left until i finally get a holiday!! yippiiiee, tho hubs isn't having the same week as me so ya know what that means.... A WHOLE WEEK OF CRAFT!!! wooo hooo!!!


I'm here this morning with my latest maggie creation of course! these little beautys are my favourite stamp brand for those who didn't know that lol!!! how could you not guess!! haha!! anyways... I'm very excited because today is my FIRST project for the lovely Sweet Stampin' DT!!  WOOO HOOOO!!!

I was absolutly thrilled when Fi and Abi e-mailed me asking lil me to join there team of course i had to say YES!!!!

This week's Challenge if you haven't guessed is all about the yummy scrummy....


And as always as soon as i saw this challenge i knew straight away what to dig out and get creating with! If you've not popped over to the challenge blog this month we're being sponsored by the lovely Priaire fairy!!! and this weeks prize has been donated by the lovely Nikki at Bunny Zoes (hope your having a fab holiday!!)

And don't forget to pop by to see all the other wonderful work from the rest of Team Abi!!!!


So back to my creation.... I've loved loved loved did i mention loved the new papers from the magnolia sweet rainbow collection that's just come out recently i had to have the ice cream papers as ive already got the stamps they're sooooo lush and in my fav colour pink (tho im still not quite a purple person but it's growing on me honest!)....

I've used 2 of my fav's stamps (ok ok i can't possibly choose a total favourite maggie i love them all!) but i love 60's tilda with lolly and the strawberry ice cream is lush and oooo do i want a real one! lol

I've neglected my lushious prima flowers recently mainly because i adore the wild orchid's but i thought i'd dig a few out for this card! and the colours matched soooo nicely!! I also made a dangly heart charm too (something i should do more of but pain in my wrist isn't allowing me :( ) but hey ho!!

I'll be back later when i get my bum out of bed into the zombie mode and vampire lifestyle once again for another night grave shift to add my card to any challenges it may fit but for now here's my card!!!

I'd like to enter it to these challenges:
*Totally Papercrafts - Summer
*Simon Says Stamp - Let's get fruity
*Papertake - Anything Goes
*A Spoon Full Of Sugar - Here comes summer



*Recipe*
*C/Stock - Stampin' Up! Pink
*DSP - Magnolia Sweet rainbow Ice cream
*Stamps - Magnolia 60's Tilda & Strawberry ice cream
*Mediums - Promarkers & Prismacolor
*Ribbon - Poppicrafts & Stash
*Gems - Ebay
*Sparkle - Diamond Ice Stickles
*Flowers - Prima
*Charm - Handmade by me
*And alot of yummyness!

Thanks for stopping by this morning and for any comments you may leave!
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How Fab!!! Sunrise crafts!!!

Hey all!

Quicky post from me today!!
You may remember this card.... i posted a week or so ago....


Well imagine my suprise when i saw this.....


The lovely people at Sunrise Crafts used my sweet rainbow card on there front page of there website!!! i'm also under there favourite links too so have a peek!! I'm so chuffed!!! hehe

If you've not heard of Sunrise Crafts before... my gosh where have you been???
They're located in Wombourne in Wolvohampton here in the west mids!! They have a fantastic range of craft products from everything from my favourite Magnolia Stamps (including mini world! (which I nagged Hitesh to get in stock!!!!) to ek sucess punches to spellbinders to papers you name it they've got it!! AND!! They have a fantastic website that had not long had a fab make over! the best bit is.... if you can't get to there shop, it's FREE UK P&P for all orders over £10!!! Just click here to see there website (also linked by banner on my side bar!)
If you can pop in!! do so!! They're a family buisness and very friendly!!

They are my favourite local  nearby crafty shop!!! that sell magnolia's!!! hehe!!! but go have a peek on there site!!! go on you know you want too!!! oh and don't forget Sunrise are also on facebook!!!

Oh and i also forgot there service is second to non!! it's totally fab if you order before 3pm it's sent the same day! I even ordered from them (lazy i know seems there not that far hehe) but i got my order next day!!!

Rightyo that's all from me today i'll be back with something magnolia tommrrow!

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How old???...

Morning all!

Hope everyone is well this thursday morning!!
I'm poooped out from work and enjoying my days off crafting away in my studio i've so many ideas rushing around in my mojo mind at the moment i have no idea where to start!! hehe..


I'm here this morning with another creation with my newest Magnolia's!
I adore this new Rainbow collection that has not long come out! so very girly, pretty and sooooo me!!! so naturally i had to have them!! i mean com'on how could i resist! me being me and a big huge magnolia fan!!!

I've used the most adorable fimo bows for her hair which i'll be selling in my shop very shortly! just awaiting stocks!

Today's project is for the brand new challenge at Charisma! The lovely Joanne set the DT the challenge of...

How Old???... a creation with an age...

Now i have to admit when i first saw this i thought easy peasy! but then when making my card i suddenly couldn't remember if my niece was 8 or 9 this year... so i have a confession to make, the '8' charm isn't stuck on as yet until i make 100% sure lol but her birthday's not till the end of july!!


I've used the peweter charms i brought from we are mem keepers months ago at my local QVC shop! (yes i'm blessed to have a discount store near me) with only 2 in the country i strongly suggest a trip to one!!! fab bargains to be had!!!

Anyways... I've used my new Hopscotch tilda for my card this morning she reminds me of when i was young drawing hopscotches on the pavement outside my house with coloured chalk... how many of you did that as kids???? hehe... what a fun memory she brought back!! and course being a birthday card for my niece it had to be pink!

Before i get to show the rest of my card i'd like to enter it to:
*Craft Your Passion - Anything goes
*Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
*Just Magnolia - Anything Goes
*Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Anything Goes
*The Official Magnolia Inspiration Challenge - Happy Birthdays

Here's my card!!
*Recipe*

*C/Stock - Stampin' Up! Basic Black
*DSP - My minds eye laundry line
*Gems from stash
*Stamp - Magnolia Hopscotch tilda
*Medium - Prismacolor & Promarkers
*Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
*Metal 8 - We are mem keepers
*Sentiment - QVC
*Stickles - Diamond ice
*Bows - Charisma

Thanks for stopping by today! and for any comments you may leave!



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What a weekend.... & Sneak peek...

Heya all!

Thought I would pop by and update my lil ole blog as i've been so very busy with work again!
Seems to be ruling my life at the moment (need that to stop lol)!!! I'm also busy up in my craft studio with new Design Team projects and would you believe Christmas projects! (i know im starting early this year!!)

What a weekend i've had my washing machine seemed to decided to blow up on us! (quite funny....
Hubby walks in holding a pair of black trousers up to only what i can describe as a cat had clawed all over! looked in washer nothing.... very strange sounds coming from it till it went bang and realise something had punched through the drum! so that was the end of that!!!

So i'm having to borrow my mums washer whilst ours is waiting delivery on Wednesday! eeek!!!
And also i made one of the biggest purchases i've ever made!!!.... sadly not on craft tho!
New sofa!!!!! well it's a corner one 3 seats corner then 2! i sooooooo can't wait for that to be delievered!

So my weekend has flown by with little time to craft so i'm off up to the land of ribbons and sparkle for a few hours before work tonight! But before i do as i'm not sure if i'll post before Thursday.... here's a little sneak peek of a project that's coming to my blog very soon....


Feel like him of the tele... can you guess what it is yet???

Thanks for stopping by today i'll catch up with you all soon!
Hugs C xxx

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All about the fairy...

Morning all

I can't believe it's the 2nd of june already!
This year is just flying by! Talking of flying....

My lovely teamie over at Charisma has set a brand new challenge this morning! which happends to be 'Something that flies!'.
The choices are endless!!!

Of course i had to dig out my LOTV fairy!! i adore this one she's called Dandilion clock, really brings back some childhood memories! of course she had to be very pink and sparkly! and instead of her puffy wand i thought she could be a bling'd up fairy today and have a pearl wand! haha!

For my sentiment, i've used the new whimsy seal's butterfly collection these are so cute, i was going to buy them at the NEC in march but i came away and compleatly forgot about them, so when i was lucky enough to win a voucher last month for ABC challenge, i picked them as part of my prize, this springtime moments is a fab one because you can put whatever you like in the middle, the 'I LOVE YOU' bit is actually from MSE tiny tags collection thought it was sweet to go with my card!

It's a very me card lots of sparkle and pink!! haha!

I'd also like to enter it to
*Cute card Thurs - Embellish It Challenge
*Recipe*

*C/Stock - Stampin' Up! Basic Black
*DSP - Papermania
*Pearls - Karrs
*Stickles - Diamond
*Stamp - Dandilion clock - LOTV
*Medium - Prismacolor
*Gems from stash
*Sentiment - Whimsy butterfly seals & MSE Tiny tags
*Nesties - Scalloped Circles & Scalloped squares
*Ribbon - Organza from watson & thorton

Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you may leave, it's always nice to hear from my lovely followers!


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Wedding Song... & some news...

Good morning all!

Rather a long post this morning so ya may wanna grab a cuppa and be comfy! lol i've lots of things to share!!!


Firstly i'm here with my DT creation for the wonderful Craft Garden Challenge blog!

This months Theme is

'Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and something blue!'
 I really enjoyed making my project for this months challenge as it brought back my fond memories and stresses of wedding planning for my own wedding this time last year (my gosh how quick has it flown by!).....
 My something old, had to be my oldie die cut sizzix swirls one of my favourites i've had for yonks!

My something new, was the beautiful ribbons i was able to pick up from Poppicrafts end of line stocks on ebay!! Such a shame Michelle had to close shop i really loved poppicrafts!

My something Borrowed, was the magnolia stamps i dont own them (need them tho on list!!) i borrowed a while back from my friend

And finally my something blue... well that's obvious really.....
 I adore this paper from the lil boy lost collection from craftwork cards it's so sweet and soft vanilla colour hearts in flowers are so sweet and elegant....

I added the flowers from wild orchids again they matched my paper sooo well (hate having to sift through things to find matches) but i loooove these flowers!! hehe

I'd like to enter it to these challenges:
*A Spoon Full Of sugar - Flower Power
*I Love Promarkers - Sparkly Bling
*ABC - V for Variety (Pearls, swirls, flowers)

Here's my card and make sure you keep reading below for my news!!!
*Recipe*

*C/Stock - Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla
*DSP - Lil boy blue - Craftwork cards
*Stamp - Magnolia Tilda bride & groom ediwn
*Medium - Promarkers
*Stickles - Diamond ice
*Sizzix - Scribble swirls in stampin' up bashful blue
*Flowers - Wild orchid crafts
*Pearls - Everycrafts a pound

Hope to see you over at The Craft Garden!!
Don't forget there's the whole month of June to join in with us!!!

NOW.... My BIG HUGE news....

I've had to keep my mouth zipped up until now! lol but as it's the 1st of June i'm allowed to annouce........

I've been asked by the lovely girls over at.....

Sweet Stampin' Challenge blog to join there DT!!!

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wooo hoooo!!! of course i said yes!!!! i can't wait to get started and get to know all the girlies and see all your fab creations!!!!

Rightyo i've lots of creating to get done so i'm off to the world of papers, stamps and inks of my craft room that looks like a bombsite at the moment! hehe

Thanks for stopping by today!!! And for any comments you may leave me!!!



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