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Friday, 29 April 2016

Some Special Men in My Life - and an Update on my TV Debut!!!

Good afternoon my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you're well and those not I wish well soon.

So today I thought I'd pop by with a few birthday cards I have made for some special men in my life that have had/will have their Birthday's this month - using some fabulous pre-coloured and die cut toppers by Kenny K for The Hobby House - and also to update you on my Create and Craft TV debut.

This first one was for Jack to give to my squidgilicious Grandson Oliver who turned 5 two weeks ago.
Then this one was for my nephew's son Ethan who turned 5 yesterday
Finally this is for my big Brother whose birthday is tomorrow :o) 
So for those that have been waiting to hear when I will be making my first appearance as Guest Presenter for The Hobby House on Create and Craft I am thrilled to report that it will be next Friday at 6:00pm - eeeeeeekkk - it's all getting a bit scary now - but still super excited :o)

I am hoping to have the products that will be featured on the show to play with tomorrow - then will have to lock myself in my little crafty haven and try to come up with at least 4 simple demo's to recreate live on the day - wish me luck :o)

It would be really fantastic if you could find the time to tune in next Friday at 6:00pm 

Sky 674, Freeview 23, Virgin 748, or Freesat 813 

Thanks for popping by.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

For a Child at In the Pink

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.

Hope you are having a great week and are getting ready for an extended BH weekend for those in the UK :o)

I'm really looking forward to the weekend as it's my birthday on Sunday and my DH has something special planned with all the family - can't wait :o)

But before all that it's time to share my DT make for the new challenge over at 

and this time our theme is 


but don't forget the PINK 
This was for my niece's little girl - Layla Rae who turned 2 recently and I'll be back soon with the card I made for her brother Ethan who is 5 today :o) 

Card Ingredients:

Image: LOTV 'Maisie Two Balloons' - discontinued now :(
Design Papers: First Edition 'Sweet Owl'
Memory Box Dies: Corner Bow; Precious Hearts; Norland Flower
LOTV Sentiment Tags
Adhesive Pearls

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the adorable inspiration from my uber talented DT buddies.

You'll also see the details of the fab prize on offer from our sponsor this week:

Challenges I would like to enter:


Thanks for popping by.

Monday, 25 April 2016

Negative Space Colouring for My Mum's Craft Shop

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.

Hope you had a fabulous weekend.

I think I have just about come back down to earth following my super exciting adventure last week and I am now just sat on tenterhooks waiting to hear when my first live show will be - watch this space!!!!

And what helps keep me calm is having good old play in my little crafty haven.
So that's exactly what I did most of this weekend and today I have my DT inspiration for 

I recently saw a tutorial by the mega talented Jennifer McGuire about 'Negative Space Colouring'
and thought I would have a go using a gorgeous image from Altenew 'Botanical Garden' set available from My Mum's Craft Shop.
I added a touch of sparkle to my embossed flower using Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen in clear.

Other items used from My Mum's Craft Shop:

Right today is ironing day - yuk!!!! But the sooner I get it done the sooner I can get have another play in my little crafty haven - yippee!!!

Thanks for popping by and for all the fabulous congratulations comments here on on FB - I really really do appreciate all your continued encouragement and support.

Have a fab day.

Thursday, 21 April 2016

'Believe' - a VERY special project and my exciting news!!!!!

Good evening.

Just thought I'd pop by to share my UBER exciting news that some might say I have been teasing you all with recently.

 I can hardly 'believe' this is all happening - I am super lucky and super chuffed to say that Jill from The Hobby House has given me the amazing opportunity to.....................................................


WOW WOW WOW and WOW again - somebody pinch me!!!!!

So yesterday I travelled to Peterborough so that I would be fresh for my screen-test that took place this morning and I'm relieved to report that I passed - phew!!!!

And this is the project that I made as my screen-test project - suitably apt - as I think you do need to believe in order for your dreams to come true :o)

It looks like my first LIVE TV SHOW - aaaarrrgggghhh!!!! will be towards the end of next month - but I'll keep you posted with the details as soon as I know more.

I know I am very lucky to be given this opportunity and I am so grateful to Jill and the lovely people at Create and Craft - I hope I don't let anyone down - or make a fool of myself!!!!

Thanks for all your support and lovely comments left recently.
Hope to catch up with you all later this evening.


Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Smile it's Your Birthday for New Image Release at All Dressed Up

Good evening.

Hopefully Mr Blogger is playing nicely and has published this post for me whilst I am on a secret mission - one step closer to my new crafty adventure - I am hoping to be able to spill the beans VERY soon - watch this space hehehe!!!!

This is my DT inspiration for


using one of Wendy's gorgeous new digi images released earlier this month - this one is called

'Smile it's Your Birthday'

Image: All Dressed Up 'Smile it's Your Birthday'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: Nitwits 'Dress Shoppe' 
Inkylicious 'Ornate Flourish'
Flowers from stash

I'm pleased to report that the recipient of this card loved it :o)

Thanks for popping by.
Have a fabulous day.

Friday, 15 April 2016

Birthday Monkey For All Dressed Up

Good evening my lovely crafty friends.

Hope you've had a great week and are looking forward to the weekend.

Today I have a special birthday card to share with you - made as my DT inspiration for 

This was for my squidgilicious Grandson Oliver who celebrated his 5th Birthday yesterday - can't believe where those 5 years have gone!!!

Card Ingredients:

Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: First Edition 'Animal Antics'
Memory Box 'Lorelai Leaf' Outline Die
Glossy Accents

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the fabulous inspiration from my gorgeous DT buddies.

Challenges I would like to enter:


Thanks for popping by.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Pearls at In the Pink

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.

Today I'm here to share my DT inspiration for the new challenge over at 

and the theme this time is 


I decided to have a good play with some of my gorgeous new goodies bought last month at the NEC

Background created using Tim Holtz layering stencil and Inka Gold 'Magenta'
I also blended some of the Inka Gold using a damp baby wipe 
Flower: Inkylicious 'Blooming Marvelous Dahlia'
Stamped and heat embossed 3 times and then coloured with Spectrum Sparkle Pens
Adhesive Pearls from The Hobby House

Our fabulous sponsor this time is

offering 1 lucky winner 
£10 to spend online (excl. P&P)
and with sooooooooo many gorgeous goodies in stock you'll be spoilt for choice 

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the gorgeous inspiration from my lovely DT buddies.

Challenges I would like to enter:

MAWTT - Spring Flowers
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion -Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations - Words
Simon Says Stamp Monday - April Showers Bring May Flowers 

Thanks for popping by.