Thursday, 10 April 2014

MAWTT - Easter/Spring

Hello... I hope you are all well today... it's Thursday and the turn of Team B over at 

and I am hosting a theme of


and here is the PRIZE

your entry doesn't have to be a card... as long as your creation follows our theme... I've made two Easter Cards using some lovely LOTV toppers that were a Birthday gift from my lovely blogging friend Pami... thanks hun! ... the bunnies are so perfect for Easter! I've teamed them up with some scrummy Bo Bunny papers!

Image:  LOTV Art Pad - Bunnies!
Paper: Bo Bunny - 'Sweet Tooth'
Border Die: Nellie Snellen
WOC Lilies: 'Live & Love Crafts'
Sentiment: Computer Generated

 Image:  LOTV Art Pad - Bunnies!
Paper: Bo Bunny - 'Isabella'
Border Die: Nellie Snellen
WOC Lilies: 'Live & Love Crafts'
Sentiment: Computer Generated

I hope you can bunny hop over to our main site at MAWTT and see the rest of the Team's wonderful creations this week... lots of gorgeous Spring/Easter inspiration for you!!

Wow! I can't believe how fast this last week has gone by.... I have been catching up with my crafting over the last few days, and so this next week I will try and catch up with my commenting... ah I used to be able to fit it all into each day!! but I just don't seem able at the moment! :-(

I have also been grabbing a bit of sunshine while it lasts... it's warm enough to sit out in the garden and is lovely as all the flowers are coming out... we have lots of Bluebells in our garden and it looks like a Fairyland when they are all out... I think the Clematis will be coming out soon too... I can see pink buds opening... lovely to see the garden bursting into life! :-))
Will catch up with you soon
Love and hugs

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Divas by Design - Blog Hop Winner!

Hello all...

Another big thank you for all your lovely comments and entries into our Divas Blog Hop!!!

I used Random Generator to pick a winner and it chose....

Sandra H

Congratulations hun!!! could you please email me
with your snail mail address, and I will send out your goodies!

Love and Hugs

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Divas by Design - Happy 3rd Birthday Blog Hop and Anything Goes!!!

Hello all... I hope you are all well today!! we have a fab Celebration this week over at 

it's Divas 3rd Birthday!!! so we have a Blog Hop to celebrate!

and also a Challenge of.....

'Anything Goes'

So we hope you will all join us for a our special Celebration challenge! 

if you are doing the Blog Hop....

then you should have arrived here from our lovely Lou
and next on the list is our very talented Margreet

but don't worry if you get lost... go back to the Divas by Design Challenge Blog here... and you can start again....

and below is a full list of the blogs in order... please do try and visit all the blogs on the list and leave a comment because there are lots of prizes along the way and we would love you to win! :-))

As well as the Blog Hop we have our usual challenge which is 'Anything Goes' this week... and you can win a prize for that also! See the main blog here for details.

I've made a card using a lovely Hannah Lynn image called Easter Lily Fairy coloured with Copics.... and I've used my favourite Maja Papers, a Tonic Border Punch and some lovely flowers and pearls from stash... I've left the inside blank as I'm giving this card as part of my blog prize...

Along with the above card, you can also win....

 Marianne D Beautiful Butterflies Pad
Some lovely Prima Sparkly Butterflies
Marianne D Romantic Lace

all you have to do to win is leave a comment... and then I will draw a winner from them next week at the end of the challenge.... don't forget to visit the other blogs as they have prizes too! :-)

Hope you can join us for this very special challenge!

Ah this last week has gone by so quickly... I had a lovely Mother's Day on Sunday... spent the day relaxing with my Mum and Daughter... watching Dvd's and eating cake and choccies... so a perfect day!! Can't believe we are now into April though! ... Easter seemed so far away a few weeks ago... and now it's just around the corner!
Hope you all have a good week
Take Care 
Love and hugs

Thursday, 27 March 2014

MAWTT - Sketch

Hello... I hope you are all well today... it's Thursday and the turn of Team B over at 

Our lovely Red is hosting this week and she has given us this fab


you can put the sentiment anywhere you wish but we must be able to see that you've used the basic design of the Sketch.

This card was so quick to make but I love how it came out! :-)

Flower: BoBunny 'Blossoms'
Paper and Sentiment: Kaisercraft 'Lady Rose'
Leaves: Martha Stewart Punch

Red chose one of her earliest cards to case and use as Sketch.... and asked if we would like to show some of our 'early' cards too.... so I thought why not go way back....... before I started my blog even!! I hope that I haven't shown these before? can't remember if I have or not!! apologies if so...

I started off Cardmaking about 2007 with Let's Make Cards magazine... and you got an exciting kit full of toppers, papers and lots of embellies!! The Easter card top left was a runner up in a competition... so they featured it in a group photo of the Top 50 in their magazine, and you could just about see it nestled in there amongst all the other cards. I was SO chuffed at the time, and my my family were too!! 
The card with the ship is a very early one... my Mum loved the photo and so I made a card and had an idea to scan and print out the sails onto card and build it up to add dimension.... I didn't even know that I was doing decoupage back then!!! Lol

Hope you liked my little trip down Memory Lane!! ;-))

Please do hop on over to our main site at MAWTT and see the rest of the Team's wonderful creations and you can also see some of their earlier work on the individual blogs too !!

Ah well... I'm gonna hopefully catch up with some crafting today and tomorrow... I'm SO slow at creating at the moment!!! in fact I am slow at everything! Lol.... hope I speed up soon! Thank you for all your lovely comments! :-))
Take Care
Love and hugs

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Divas by Design - Flower Power

Hello.... I hope you are all well today! it's Team A's turn over at 

and we have a wonderful theme for you this week of....

'Flower Power'

so of course we want to see lots of flowers!! 

The lovely sentiment image was a freebie with Making Cards magazine... I also took inspiration for the ribbon/flower from the magazine... by taking two or three lengths of same ribbon and tying a bow then arranging and trimming... place beneath flowers and I think it looks really pretty ... then I've just layered up with my papers... quite a different card style for me,  but I quite like it.

Sentiment Image: Freebie with magazine
Papers: Kaisercraft 'Lady Rose'
Flowers, Ribbons and Nailheads... from Stash

Apologies for the rubbish photos... I wanted to try and take some better ones but didn't get the time. It's been very dull here since last Friday... I want the sunshine back again... how cruel to give us a taste of Spring and then take it away again! Lol

We are sponsored this week by the wonderful Live and Love Crafts

I hope you can pop on over to our main blog at Divas by Design and see the rest of the team's beautiful flowery creations!!! :-))

 Has anyone else had trouble with Mr Blogger this last week? I've kept getting pages failing to load when I'm posting and commenting... so it made blogging very slow.
It's been another busy week for us... but some good news! my daughter got her PhD finished and submitted yesterday.... such a relief...  I really hope she passes as she has worked so hard!!  Thanks for all your good wishes for her!
I'm feeling very tired at the moment, so think I will have a couple of days rest and relaxation... then looking forward to getting back into crafting again at the weekend!
Thank you for all your lovely comments! I really do appreciate them!! :-)
I will catch up with you soon.
Take Care
Love and hugs

Thursday, 13 March 2014

MAWTT - Make a Box and Decorate It

Hello... I hope you are all well today... 

it's Thursday and the turn of Team B over at 

and our lovely Karina is hosting a fab theme of

'Make a Box and Decorate It'

Now don't panic!!! it can be a very simple box... and there are loads of free templates on the internet. To make things really easy... you can do as I have done and print your template straight onto the back of patterned paper and then it's just a matter of cutting it out and folding it along the creases.

Here is a website that I used for my Pillow Pack Box.. it was really easy to make.... click here
I have also made a Pyramid Box which was a bit trickier but the instructions and template are available here

I've used Mambi (Me & My Big Ideas) Paper... it's very thick paper... almost like light card and is perfect for folding. The Pillow Pack Box was very simple... just crease and fold along the lines and then glue the tabs... I've decorated it with some webbed ribbon, blue lace and a Bo Bunny flower.

The Pyramid Box is made using no adhesive at all - it's all down to the folding and the bamboo stick and square to hold it together. I made a bit of a mess of the holes as I didn't have the right hole punch... so next time I will try and make a neater job of it!

This is what the folded template looks like... it's a bit tricky to do the folds... there are mountains and valleys... helps if you've done Origami.. you have to kind of ease them in going around a bit at a time...

and then when all the folds are done... this is what it looks like... now you just gather the four points together to form the pyramid....

I cut two pieces of the square out and stuck them together... this makes it a bit firmer to hold everything together... then finally I put a bamboo stick through the holes... I've added a flower and some beads to the stick for decoration...

I think the Pyramid Box would be great for Jewellery! and the Pillow Box could be used for loads of things depending how big you make it... 
I had fun making them and love how they came out!

I hope you can hop on over to our main site at MAWTT and see the rest of the Team's wonderful boxy creations this week... lots of inspiration for you!!

I can't believe how quickly this last week has flown by!! We've had some beautiful sunny weather but they've forecast mist for this morning!! if only the good weather could hold out and stay nice for the weekend... that would be really good!! It would be nice to sit out and read for a while... but won't be doing that if cold or raining!! Lol
Thanks for all your lovely comments! :-))
Love and hugs