08/12/2017

A Clean & Simple Christmas Card!

Good Morning!
Well as I mentioned a few days ago it's certainly been a while since I sat down and made a card. Well yesterday I motivated myself to create a few Clean & Simple ones for family members and today I'd like to share one with you all. I made 8 in total and they each varied with different coloured sparkly embellishments. Today's card is showing one using the traditional colours of Red, Green and Gold and the main stamped image is one of my go to favourite stamps by Penny Black for quick cards.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges -
COUNTRY VIEW CRAFTS - CHRISTMAS WITH RED, GREENS & RUST
PENNY BLACK @ ALLSORTS - CLEAN & SIMPLE
CUTE CARD THURSDAY - ANYTHING GOES


INGREDIENTS -
Penny Black 'Caroling Tree' Stamp
Various Shimmer Dome Stickers by Papermania
Beetle Black Sprinkles by Doodlebug
Tim Holtz Distressing Tool

Thanks for stopping by,
I do have one more Christmas Card to share with you in a few days in my usual style.
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

04/12/2017

Hello Again & Design Team Call!

Hello There!
It's been a good few months since I last made a card as you will all know. Long story short I have had a lot going on in my personal life so crafting took a back seat along with my mojo. However things are slowly starting to get better so fingers crossed I shall be back crafting soon :)

On a lighter note I wanted to let you all know that the challenge blog I run called Creative Inspirations is holding a Design Team Call! After changing the blog to monthly challenges a few weeks ago I thought another positive change would to add some newbies to the DT!
If you're interested all you need to do is pop over to the blog HERE and apply!

Happy Crafting and hopefully you'll see something new from me soon.
Natalie
xxx

08/03/2017

Creative Inspirations & Lili of the Valley Facebook Challenge !

Good Morning!
It's time for a brand new challenge over at CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS!
The theme this fortnight is Lili of the Valley! 
You may be wondering what on earth that means but it's not as complicated as you may think, this fortnight we are joined by a brand new sponsor, LILI OF THE VALLEY! To celebrate having them as our sponsor all we'd like to see this fortnight are creations using their products! You can choose between their Rubber Stamps, Digi's or Simply Print range.

Today's card is also for the MONTHLY LILI OF THE VALLEY FACEBOOK CHALLENGE where the theme is 'Flowers!'
 There are 3 amazing prize vouchers up for grabs this month worth £20, £15 & £10.
Each winner is picked at random so you have a great chance of winning if you join in!
Simply CLICK HERE to head straight over to their Facebook page.
The challenge closes at 7pm Wednesday 15th March and it's 1 entry per person please.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges -
INGREDIENTS -
Lili of the Valley Simply Print Image and Spring Sentiments Set
Maja Design Papers
Bumblebee Sprinkles by Doodlebug
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts & The Ribbon Girl
Paper Doily, Cheesecloth & Tim Holtz Distressing Tool

Thanks for stopping by,
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

02/03/2017

Lili of the Valley New Release !

Good Morning!
Today's card is using one of the super cute new designs released by LILI OF THE VALLEY.
This image is available as either a rubber stamp, digi or a coloured simply print image and is called 'Easter Tricks' ... isn't it a cutie??? 
The sentiment is also from a new set released this week.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges -
INGREDIENTS -
Lili of the Valley 'Easter Tricks' Stamp & 'Spring Sentiments' Set
Maja Design Papers
Bumblebee & Cupcake Sprinkles by Doodlebug
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts & The Ribbon Girl
Ribbon from The Ribbon Girl
Paper Doily, Cheesecloth, Twinklets & Tim Holtz Distressing Tool
INKS USED -
Copic Ciao Markers - C1, E00, E21, E31, E33, Y17, Y21, 
B93, B95, BG93, BG96, R81 & W1

Thanks for stopping by,
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

28/02/2017

My Mum's Craft Shop Design Team - Bunny with Teddy !

Good Morning!
I'm back with another card for MY MUM'S CRAFT SHOP today and just for a change I haven't used a Stamping Bella design, hehe! 
Today's card is using one of the recent releases by Wild Rose Studio, I think this little bunny is perfect for either a New Baby card or a First Birthday! I kept the colour scheme neutral so that the recipient could be either a girl or a boy.
If you'd like the stamp for yourself simply click the following picture -
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges -
SIMON SAYS STAMP - ANYTHING GOES
INGREDIENTS -
Wild Rose Studio 'Bunny with Teddy' Stamp
Maja Design Papers
'Cat' Matte Sprinkles by Doodlebug
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts & The Ribbon Girl
Ribbons from The Ribbon Girl
Paper Doily, Cheesecloth, Bark Stars & Tim Holtz Distressing Tool
INKS USED -
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
Copic Ciao Markers - C1, E00, E21, E31, E33, G82, W1, W3 & W5

Thanks for stopping by,
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

22/02/2017

Creative Inspirations - Petals & Pearls !

Good Morning!
It's time for a brand new challenge over at CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS!
The theme this fortnight is Petals & Pearls! 
Another nice and easy challenge theme for you all. 

This fortnights prize is from MY MUM'S CRAFT SHOP and the prize is a
£10 GIFT VOUCHER!

On today's card I have used one of the newer designs by Lili of the Valley, I just love these cute little mice I think I might have to collect them all!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges -
THE RIBBON GIRL 'USE ANY IMAGE' CHALLENGE - ANYTHING GOES
SIMON SAYS STAMP - FANTASTIC FLORALS
INGREDIENTS -
Lili of the Valley 'Delightful Daisies' Stamp & Sentiment Stamp 
Maja Design Papers
Bumblebee & Lily White Sprinkles by Doodlebug
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts & The Ribbon Girl
Ribbons from The Ribbon Girl
Paper Doily, Cheesecloth, Twinklets & Tim Holtz Distressing Tool
INKS USED -
Archival Ink - Jet Black
Copic Ciao Markers - C1, C2, E00, E21, E31, E33, E35,
Y17, Y21, R46, BG93, BG96, G82 & W1

Thanks for stopping by,
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

19/02/2017

Lili of the Valley Sneak Peek !

Good Morning!
Today's card is a sneaky peek of an upcoming release from LILI OF THE VALLEY.
On the 28th of February LOTV are releasing some new set's of Trio's, a collection of 6 in total! 
I was lucky enough to be sent the 'Easter' set but I think the bunny is versatile enough to be used on it's own for any occasion.
I kept today's card Clean & Simple so that all the focus was on the designs ...

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges -
CUTE CARD THURSDAY - NO PATTERNED PAPER
INGREDIENTS -
Lili of the Valley 'Easter Trios' Stamp Set
Lili of the Valley Sentiment Stamp
Bumblebee Sprinkles by Doodlebug
Tim Holtz Distressing Tool
INKS USED -
Archival Ink - Jet Black
Copic Ciao Markers - C1, C2, E00, E21, R11, Y00, Y17, Y21, BG93, BG96, B000 & W1

Thanks for stopping by,
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX