The Great Outdoors...

Morning all!

I must admit i'm a person who likes to be in places where i know, where i know where i am and where i'm going! home is a great comfort, but then again i'm one to moan when i get stuck in a rutt and all i'm doing is being in and then i'm nagging hubby to take me out (don't drive as yet) so then i like to go explore new places i've not been before, one of the reasons i've been to so many craft shops up and down country tho there are still a few i need to go to!!

Talking of which it's a brand new challenge at My Mum's Craftshop this week it's all about...


So i got my thinking cap on and decided to smash* all about my walks with Oakley, for those who don't read my blog, Oakley is my mums adoptive dog she had from a rescue center! he's been with her just over a year now! and he's a right character! hehe, i love to take him out n about discovering parts of shropshire i never even knew existed! it's amazing how much stuff and walks and routes are in your towns when you go looking for them!

These pages can be blown up by clicking on them!

I used a few pictures i've found around pintrest and on the internet along with american crafts stickers and washi-tapes from!

Here's the two pages together! 

As most of you know i'm slightly addicted to smash* ing hehe!!!

Hope to see your great outdoor creation over at the challenge!

Thanks for stopping by! xoxo
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Rainy Days Shabby Chic

Morning all!

Gosh a fortnight seems to fly by! i'm looking forward to my holiday in may so i can get my craft on! seems all i'm doing at the moment is working hate that when you get stuck into a routine! need to break it!

I'm here this morning because there's a brand new challenge this week at Charisma which is...


I must admit when i saw this i was like uh oh and after pondering and throwing things about in my craft room and getting angry with myself i finally settled on this card and got to work!

I've used the soooo cute lil cat stamp called April showers (How appropriate!) from lili of the valley 
I have a weakness for Cat stamps being a cat lover and all so when i saw this back in november i had to have him! or her! lol 

I wanted to stick to a colour combo today which i used my new fairytale princess papers from dovecraft which again i brought yonks ago and never got around to using so there not exactly new lol but you know what i mean!

Here's my card!
Which i'd like to enter to the following challenges:
Digi Doodle shop - April Showers
Pollycraft - Cute Critters
Craft your passion - Die cuts / punches
Crafts and Me - Vintage
Paperplay - Animal Antics

♥ Rainy Days Recipe ♥

*Stamps - Lili of the valley - April Showers
* DSP - Dovecraft - Fairytale Princess
*Pearls - Papermania
*Ribbon - Local Garden Center
*Punch - Martha Stewart Classic Butterfly & 3 in one
*Medium - Promarkers -

*Cool Grey 4,3,2,1

*Duck Egg

*Cool Aqua

Thanks for stopping by! xoxo
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Morning all!

My gosh it feels like forever since i properly blogged, i've been such a bad blogger the last few months it's my own fault i have lots of projects on the go here and there i haven't had time to show them off! haha! well thats my excuse! But i'm here this morning as it's a brand new challenge over at My Mum's Craft Shop!

This week's challenge is all to do with your favourite song or favourite movie! Naturally i love catwoman! as i'm a huge cat fan as most of you know already haha!
And this week's prize is kindly donated by the lovely Krista Smith! of saturated canary!

I've had this digi from krista a while now i think if i can remember its becca and bo! i love anything with cute lil cats these days! so she was a joy to colour! 

I've even dug out my ole trusty wild orchid craft flowers i tend to forget i have these! bit like everything else in my craftroom haha!!!

Here's my finished card! 

*C/stock - Stampin' Up! Bashful blue
*DSP - Making memories
*Ribbons - American Crafts Dear Lizzy
*Digi - Saturated canary
*Medium - Promarkers / Flex markers
*Flowers - Wild Orchid crafts
*Pins - RAK
*Gems - Meiflower

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget i have candy here! 

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330,000 hits candy! - NOW CLOSED


Hey all!

I noticed the other day my hit counter had gone over 330,000! wow!! that's fantastic! I've been blogging 4 years this July so i thought i would do a little candy before a huge one in july! Thank you to all my wonderful bloggy and crafty friends for your support and encouragment in my craftyness! for all the wonderful comments you leave me! I read each and every single one of them!!

So here's the candy i've picked out for one lucky follower of my blog! 

All the things i love!
*Pink Dew drops
*Glitz 6x6 paper pad
*MME 6x6 paper pad
*Smash* Large purple folio
*Smash* Band
*Smash* Nice tie
*Amy Tangerine embellishments
*Prima wooden buttons
*Pink spotty washi tape
* Magnolia Tilda lily dragon stamp & Tilda's Castle stamp

All ya have to do is...

♥Post above piccy on ya blog (sidebar if ya put them there)
♥ This candy is only open to followers so if you like what i do please follow me to enter!
♥erm...... leave me a comment below.... 
♥Leave a link to your blog where i can contact you on the mr linky below
♥Candy will remain open until 19th May!

Ready set go go go! lol 

Thanks for stopping by! xoxo
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Washi-tapes!!! **discount code**

Morning all!

I'm here this morning to share a few things i've been working on! I'm such a bad blogger of late life has gotten in the way and i've not done much as i've had to deal with things life throws at ya! so apologies for those who follow me!!! i'll be back in the swing of things soon!!!

Alot of you know i'm addicted to my smash* ing at the moment and i've gotten into 12x12 scrapbooking of late as well! seems card making has taken a step back at the moment! but hey ho! one of the tools or embellishments i love whilst scrapping and smash*ing and also can be used for cardmaking is WASHI TAPES!

They seem to be ever popular at the moment and i know for one my tape collection is growing by the day! 

This was a few weeks ago's photo but now it's grown out of the drawer onto a cake stand i'll have to dig another piccy when my battery is charged!

but i'm well into the 130's now lol opps!

Where can you buy them you ask??

Washi Tapes is run by a lovely lady with an addiction to these beautiful tapes! There postage is only £1.99 or free over £50 and they also ship internationally!!!

As a reader of my blog!!! i have a special discount code for you!!! enabling to save you 10% off your next order! it's only valid one time per person! (so you'll have to keep an eye on my blog for future codes! hehe)


Just enter this code in the relevant code box at the checkout to save!!!

so here's some smash* pages i've created using these wonderful tapes!

I also have a number of links below to my smash* videos i've posted on youtube so you can see these pages and more!!! using these fantastic tapes, i'll be posting more projects soon! you can use them for absolutly anything from decorating pages, cards, houshold items the list is endless!!!

*My Smash Folio (blue) part 1
*My Smash* Folio (blue) part 2
*My Orange Smash* Folio Part 1
*My Pink Smash* Folio Part 1
*My Black Smash* Folio Part 1
*Update to Orange Smash* Folio Part 2

just click the links to be taken to the videos! and don't forget your voucher code! prices start from £1!! how fab is that! 

Thanks for stopping by! xoxo
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Morning all!

I can't believe it's the 5th April already seriously where is this year going? it seems i'm sleeping most of it lol! gosh i wish i could find a day job that paid the same money!!! anyways enough of that chitter chatter, i'm here this morning because it's a brand new challenge at Charisma this week!

This week's challenge is to use either CHIPBOARD or Stickers on your project!

Of course there's some fab sponsors! I've been creating more scrapbook pages really liking the 12x12 pages at the moment seems I've sorta found my new likeness for scrapping recently hardly made any cards!

This one's all about my kitty cats Apple & Strudel!

I've used the gorjuss Bo Bunny Papers on my layout today along with some gorjuss crochet flowers and paw print and gem brads that I've had for like yonks! There's a mixture of kitty stamps used on here from little claire's that i actually brought back in 2011 march NEC trip! (I'm a hoarder and never user lol)

The top right piccy is of strudel when he was snug under my quilt looking after me when i had my hand operation! he's a snuggly boy loves his cuddles I've never known such an affectionate cat in all my life!

The middle one is Apple snug being cute in her radiator bed she loves to keep warm! and the bottom is strudel asleep!

I've used the gorjuss thickers as my Sticker element for my DT work this week!

Thanks for stopping by hope to see you at the challenge!

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Easter Bunny...

Morning all!

Another week flying by! This week's challenge at My Mum's Craft Shop is...


So i thought i would combine the two in my pink Smash* book, now this page isn't finished infact my pink book is my bucket list things i want to do!
So this page is.... go on an easter egg hunt! now i haven't got kids but my hubby thinks i'm too old to go on a hunt nooooo of course i'm not... hehe so it may get finished before or when i have kids hehe!

I love this huge bunny sticker from we are memory keeper i actually picked this sticker set up about half way through last year for a bargain price of 50p! as TK Maxx of all places! it's amazing how many shops have craft things these days! 

It's number 22 on my bucket list, check out the video link uptop nav bar if you'd like to see more of my bucket list smash* book! 

So i've decorated it with matching stickers and left it blank for me to fill in when compleate! to be honest doing a bucket list album is a fab idea it's made me think of all the things i'd like to do and go see! 

Hope to see you at the challenge!
Thanks for stopping by! xoxo
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