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Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
I started crafting with cards in 2006 and now I am hooked,I love any kind of stamping and have been very lucky to get published in Paper craft essentials, making cards, Simply cards & papercraft, Digital crafting essentials and Crafters Companion Inspiration magazines. I design for Mo's Dream Team and Lili of the valley. I have made some very talented friends through this blog, I love my crafting buddies. Any questions feel free to email me at

Monday, 30 January 2012

Anything goes Design team call

Hi all, we have exciting news at Anything goes challenge blog plead read on.

The Anything Goes Challenge Blog  are looking to expand their Design team. They are searching for a few more talented crafter's to join Their already fabulous team. No previous experience of working on design teams is necessary.

  • Be able to create two new projects a month
  • Be able to comment on your quota of entries
  • Post current challenges to your own blog
  • Participate in any blog hops we may have 
  • Enjoy working in a fun and friendly team
  • Mention products available from Craft Den in your post 
  • As a DT member you will receive a generous discount for products purchased at Craft Den
But most of all to have fun and enjoy your craftiness with like minded crafty people.
We welcome all styles of crafts, as this gives a great diversity to our challenges.
If this sounds right up your street click here

This call will be stay open from Monday 16th January 2012 until 
Monday 30th January 2012
Winning candidates will be contacted by email within 3 days after this date.
With a view to start Tuesday 7th February 2012.  
Good Luck 

Why not have a go

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

MMCS ~ DT Card ~ Flowers

We have a brand new challenge at My Mum's Craft shop, we want to see some flowers, this should be very popular.

We are sponsored by Some Odd Girl

For my card I have used a Mo Manning image called Walker, I have coloured with prisma pencils and blended with Sansodor which I enjoyed so you will be seeing a lot more I just love the way they blend. I have used DP from a Daisy and Dandelion pad, I added a double scallop border and some ribbon lace, a doily, some pearls, a heart using a memory box die, and some flowers. Finished off with the sentiments.

Have fun x

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Christmas Boy

I have decided to get ahead with my Christmas cards this year as I always leave it till the last minute. 


Papers ~ Pink Petticoat + Dovecraft
Image ~ Whiff of joy
Colouring medium ~ Promarkers
Ribbon ~ The ribbon girl
Card candi ~ My mum's craft shop
Sentiments ~ Cuddly Buddly and Create with TLC

This card fits the following challenge

Anything goes DT card ~ To the one I love/Valentines

We have a new challenge for you at Anything Goes, the theme is to the one I love/Valentines

We are sponsored by Indigo Blu

The prize they are offering for this challenge is £20 to spend in the IndigoBlu shop.

For my card I have used a Heather Ellis Image, she is coloured with Prisma pencils and blended with Sansodor and embellished with GD, matted to some pink stripe and floral CS, I have embossed the card with a love heart folder, added some scallop borders, some white ribbon and added a fabric heart, finished off with some pearls and the sentiments.

Have fun x

Why not check out the Craft Den shop for all your crafting needs

This card fits the following challenge

Paper pretties monday challenge ~ Create a valentines day project
Wags 'n' Whiskers challenge #71 ~ Valentines/Love card

Monday, 23 January 2012

cookie monster

I absolutely love this image.

My Recipe

Paper ~ Dovecraft
Image ~ Mo Manning
Buttons & Twine ~ Local craft shop
Circle sentiment ~ Cats life press
Other sentiment ~ create with tlc
Card Candi ~ My mum's craft shop

Saturday, 21 January 2012

CYDA CH 37 ~ DT card ~ Distressing

We have a new challenge for you at CYDA, the theme set by the lovely Lesley is distressing

we are sponsored by Bugaboo one of my favourites

For my card I have used an image from Bugaboo called Gus - Fish whisperer and you get the sentiment too. I have coloured him with promarkers and added some googly eyes and some fun flock to the reeds then matted to some Kraft CS, The DP is from Dovecraft and my local craft shop. I have distressed all the edges with some scissors, I added some twine, a button and a fish charm. The top sentiment is from Hobby Paleis. Finished off with some card candi.

Please visit the rest of the DT for some fab Inspiration and leave them some love.

Have Fun X

This card fits the following challenge
Crop stop challenge #54 ~ A bit old you said 

Friday, 20 January 2012

Winter Birthday

It is so dreary here in Sheffield, another craft day for me and then back to work tomorrow.
I love this image, gorgeous to colour in.

Papers ~ Forever friends
CS ~ Papermania
Ribbon ~ Hobbycraft
Die cut fence ~ Magnolia
Die cut snowflakes ~ Sizzix
Circle sentiment ~ LOTV
Pearls ~ Hobbycraft
Other sentiment ~ Pink Petticoat

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Stella ~ Get Lost

My friend Bill asked me to make a card for a friend who goes rambling, I couldn't find a suitable image so decided to use this one from Bugaboo and hope they had a sense of humour. When I gave the card to Bill his eyebrows raised and I thought OMG he doesn't like it. He said he would take it and see what she said. A few days later he phoned me to say Margaret the recipient couldn't stop laughing, I was so relieved I can't tell you.

Paper ~ Papermania
Image + sentiment~ Bugaboo
Ribbon & Pearls ~ local craft shop
Top sentiment ~ Computer generated

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Gardening is a work of heart

I just love this image by Mo manning, in fact I love all her images, she is one talented artist.

Paper ~ Dovecraft
Ribbon & Lace ~ Ladybugcraftsink
circle sentiment ~ Hobbycraft
Other sentiments ~ Computer generated
Pearls & pins ~ local craft shop
Brad ~ Dovecraft

This card fits the following challenge
Cutiepie challenge #9 ~ Ribbons & lace

MMCS Challenge #41 ~ fave colour combo

The challenge at MMCS this week is favourite colour combo, we are sponsored by Bugaboo

For my card I have used an image from Ladybugcraftsink called Martini Nikki, she is coloured with promarkers and embellished in GD, I cut out with a nellie and x-cut die, added some seam binding. The DP is from Dovecraft, I finished off with some flowers, pearls and pins

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Line Dancing

This is a card request from a friend

They wanted line dancing as a theme, and the image that popped into my head was this one from Karen's Doodles called Line Dancer Gal 1.

Paper ~ Docrafts/Papermania
Colouring medium ~ Promarkers
Ticket sentiment ~ Pink Gem Designs
Embellishments ~ Craft Den
Ribbon ~ Stash

This card fits the following challenge

Monday, 16 January 2012

Paul Texting

Hi, sorry I haven't been around, I have been working and I've had a stinking cold and chest infection and also trouble with Blogger.

This image is from Mo Manning and It's one of my absolute favourites, it's called 'Paul Texting', I have had it coloured almost 6 months and I found it the other day when I was looking through my box of coloured images. The DP is from Dovecraft, I added a scallop border some card candi and a button and twine tied in a bow, the sentiment is from Hobby Paleis.


Wednesday, 11 January 2012

MMCS challenge #40 ~ Here come the girls

We have a new challenge for you at MMCS, the theme is here come the girls. We are sponsored by Sassy Studio

For my card I have used a stamping Bella stamp called Claudia has candy, I just love these new stamps.
I have coloured with Promarkers and added some GD and glaze, matted to some peach then cream CS, the Dp is from Dovecraft, I added a white ribbon and threaded up through a hole in the image and then tied in a bow, I finished off with a sentiment matted to a memory box die cut, a snowflake and some pearls.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Anything Goes Dt card ~ CH 58 ~ Anything goes

We have a new challenge at Anything goes, the theme is Anything goes, a nice easy one.

For my card I have used a wild rose studio stamp called Lady with wine, she is coloured with Promarkers and embellished with GD, I embossed a frame around her using a Cuttlebug folder then matted to some teal CS, I added a double scallop border using my MS punch and added some pearls to this and some punched out butterflies, the gorgeous DP is from Dovecraft, I added a teal ribbon and tied in a bow, a gorgeous orange flower and a teal brad in the centre and added the 50 sentiment and matted to a memory box die cut.

Most of the items I have used are from the Craft Den

Saturday, 7 January 2012

CYDA CH 36 ~ New Beginnings

Happy New year to everyone, hope you all had a fab Christmas and got what you were wishing for.

It's a brand new challenge at CYDA and we want to see new beginnings

For my card I have used a sweet Magnolia Tilda stamp called Sleeping Baby Tilda, she is coloured with Promarkers and embellished with GD then cut out with a nellie die, then I matted to a scallop circle  and then a doily. The DP is from Dovecraft, I added a heart border with my MS punch, added some pink frill ribbon and some tulle. The circle sentiment and the star sentiment are from Hobby Paleis, the rest are computer generated, I finished off with some pearls and a puffy heart.

Please visit the rest of the DT for some fab Inspiration and leave them some love
thanks Gaynor :)

Friday, 6 January 2012

New Baby

This is a card I made for my friend Sara.
The stamp is from LOTV called Special Delivery, I have coloured with promarkers and a little clear glaze for the bottle. I cut out with nellie and x-cut die's, the DP is from Dovecraft, I added some white tulle and tied in a bow, the circle sentiments are from Pink Gem designs and the rest are computer generated.

I am entering this card into the following challenges

Computer Guy

This card is a request from a friend at work. I have used an image from Mo's called Computer Guy, he is coloured with a mixture of promarkers and prisma pencils and a little glaze pen. I have used DP from my stash (I have had it years), the image is matted to some black CS, I added a double scallop border abd some twine, added some die cut stars and finished off with some card cnadi and a button, the sentiments are computer generated.

I am entering this card into the following challenge
Mo's DP challenge #116 ~ Anything goes w/mo image
Dude time doodles ~ Anything goes

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Football Crazy

This is a card request from work.
As you can see it is football related. I have used a WRS stamp called Football Lad, I have coloured him with promarkers and matted to some blue CS and then matted to some embossed white CS using my new football folder. I haven't used any DP just light blue CS, I added some blue twine and a star button and some photo corners and card candi.

MMCS Challenge #39 ~ Something New

We have a brand new challenge for you at My Mum's craft shop, we want to see something new on your projects. We are sponsored by Jellie Park

For my card I have used a Jellie park image called Footballer and I have teamed him up with a new magnolia stamp I got called Goal Background. They are both coloured with Promarkers and matted to some red CS, The DP is from Hobbycraft, I have used my new football embossing folder and the circle sentiments are from Hobby paleis ( top) and Pink gem designs (bottom). Finished off with some card candi.

Sunday, 1 January 2012

December Baby


My friend Sara had a baby girl called Holly Louise on the 3rd of December and this is the card I made her. I thought I would go festive with it. The stamp is from LOTV called Baby Blanket, I have coloured with Promarkers and embellished with GD then punched out with a circle woodware punch, matted to some red gingham CS, the DP I made myself, I have added a white scallop border, some red gingham ribbon lace, a doily and a pink puffy heart. The circle sentiment is computer generated, the other one is from Pink Petticoat and I cut it out with a marianne die. Finished off with some pearls.


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