Last Minute Halloween...



My make over on the Bubbly Scrumptious blog this week is a Halloween card with a bit of a difference, To make it you don't need any Halloween stash, just some patterned paper, any patterned paper, it just needs to be pumpkin coloured!  There's a how to- make it over on the blog.



This is the only card I've managed to create this week, don't know why I just can't get inspired with the paper and glue.  So I've been knitting and baking instead.  I hope to be back soon.


Christmas Is Coming...


I've been playing with the wonderful new Christmas releases from Pink Petticoat and here's my first card using the Berries and Handwritten Sentiments downloads. Finished off with a sparkly button from the Ribbon Girl and some pearl beads.
I'll be back with some more makes before the week is out.

While I'm here I must just tell you about the lovely afternoon that Emma and I spent at QVC yesterday, first we had a tour of the 'Craft Prep' room, then some lovely lunch and just before leaving we sneaked in to the studio to see Marion's Creative Keeepsake show being filmed, what a day!

Edited to add:  The Holly punch I've used is a Woodware one!

Jingle All The Way To Christmas...


As it's 25th of the month it's time for another Jingle All The Way To Christmas challenge over on the Ribbon Girl blog.
To enter the challenge all you need to do is create a new Christmas themed project, blog about it mentioning this challenge then link your project over on the Ribbon Girl blog.  The challenge will run for 2 weeks and will end on Tuesday 8th November at 9PM UK time.

For my card I used the gorgeous wavecrest seam binding and a tiny jingle bell.  It's a poor photo - looks aand sounds a lot better in real life ! ;)


MME Snowed In Papers
Glamour Dust and Gems

Home Sweet Home...

This week over on the Bubbly Funk blog it's Product Focus week, and we're focusing on Maya Road Chipboard and Eco Green ink pads. 
I've made a mini album using a Maya Road Coaster set.  Pop over to the blog for more info on my make and lots of mini album inspiration from my team mates.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend.  I'm getting busy with my knitting needles this evening, gotta finish my scarf, it's freezing!  I shall post a pic when it's done!

Ribbon, Lace and Pom Pom Trim from The Ribbon Girl

Boo To You...



Simple treat bags today.  Just take 2 pieces of cardstock about 14 x 10cm, stitch together to form a bag and decorate with all your spooky stash.   Tuck a paper/glassine bag of sweets inside and you're ready for when the trick or treaters come calling!

I'm entering them for the current challenge - 'One For The Kids' over on the Let's Craft and Create blog

Papers, sentiments and images:  Pink Petticoat Spooky Doodlies
XCut Picket Fence Die
Glassine Bags

Winter Wedding?...


Today is my turn to post over on the Bubbly Scrumptious blog.  This week I've created a wedding card using a Tando chipboard carriage and Melissa Frances papers and cardstock stickers.

Don't forget there's a chance to win some lovely Jenni Bowlin products from the Bubbly Funk Shop - link on my sidebar.

Thanks for visiting today!

More Creepy Crafting...

It's time for another colour challenge over on The Ribbon Girl blog. The colours of lilac and green were chosen for us by the lovely Kath. 

I've made a hanging treat bag basket using a template from HERE


I've used:
Purple Button Twine
Mauve Stripe Twill
Lilac Cotton Scallop Lace

There's a lovely prize up for grabs for one lucky winner, so why not join in the fun this month.

Check out the blog for all the details and lots of lovely inspiration from the rest of the DT using ribbons, buttons, charms and lace all available from the Ribbon Girl online shop

Papers:  Pink Petticoat Spooky Doodlies
K&Co Spooky Stickers
Tissue paper, paper doilies, black tulle, fabric scraps and vintage glass button.

Creepy Crafting...


I'm not really a Halloween fan, probably because I'm so easily scared lol!  I do enjoy making Halloween projects though , so I just had to find time for this week's challenge over on the City Crafter Blog - A Boo-tiful Color Challenge. Now I really need to get back in the kitchen, those pots won't wash themselves.

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Papers: Pink Petticoat Spooky Doodlies
Ruffle Edge Ribbon and lace - The Ribbon Girl
Black netting, tissue paper and recycled zip

Christmas Crafting....


Just a couple of Christmas cards I made using the Teresa Collins Noel Papers and Chipboard elements.  



I've never worked with a complete kit before. I normally just go for the 6x6  paper pad and then it stays in the cupboard because none of my other supplies match it!   Using a kit makes cardmaking a breeze, just perfect for Christams cards.

Teresa Collins Noel Kit
Bakers Twine and lace from The Ribbon Girl
Muslin and Cotton Twill Ribbon.
Antique Linen Distress Ink

My Crafting Journey...


I've been making some card samples for the new Craft shows on QVC.  Once the cards have been on-air I can post the pics here on my blog.  So here are a couple that were on Dyan Reaveley's show a couple of weeks ago. 


They were made with Claudine Hellmuth Creative Layers Stamps.  So much fun to work with.  I used acrylic paint with the foam stamp, let it dry, and then stamped over the top with the matching acrylic stamp and archival ink.

My cards on QVC, who'd have thought it.  You never can tell where your crafting journey will take you...

A Treat Holder...


Today I'm sharing how to make this simple treat holder over on the Bubbly Scrumptious blog.  I've chosen a vintage style for mine but it could work for Halloween or Christmas.  Go HERE for how to make it.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Must go, I'm off to the Knitting and Stitching show at Ally Pally tomorrow and I haven't written my shopping list yet!

If Nothing Ever Changed...


Here's my card for this week's sketch 135 over at Card Patterns


Basic Grey Out of Print Papers and Layered Stickers
Fiskars Butterfly Shape Template
Simple Sentiments from Pink Petticoat
Seam Binding from The Ribbon Girl

New Inspiration Board Challenge...

There's a new Inspiration Board challenge over on the Bubbly Scrumptious blog.



All you need to do is create something using this board as your inspiration. It could reflect the colours, be something that jumps out at you such as the hearts or flowers, or what the board suggests to you.


The prize is over £40 of Jenni Bowlin products!


Here's my project - another door hanging - love making these.   For this one I've used lots of lovely Prima Products from the Bubbly Funk shop.
Check out the blog for the competition rules and lots more inspiration from the DT to get you going.  Can't wait to see what you create!

Prima 6 x 6 Paper Pad - Romantique
Prima Flower - Poetic Whispers
Vintage pearl and glass buttons