My Crafty Friends


About Me

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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 September 2013

Baby Boy 1st Birthday

Today's commissioned card for a first birthday
the image is from LOTV available here
the papers are from Papermania
embossing folder from cuttlebug
ribbons, alphabet beads, buttons and doily from stash
fimo embellishments made by me
top sentiment is from bluebird flats
bottom sentiment computer generated

Sunday, 29 September 2013

18th Birthday

Today's commissioned card is for an 18th
the word paper is computer generated by me other paper from FF
star border is a MS punch
ribbon and card candi from stash
football badge from craft cd 
football are a stamp from Hobbycraft
bottom sentiment computer generated

Saturday, 28 September 2013


I'm sharing my DT card for Just Inklined
I do love flower digi's, this one is called Orchids and is available Here
I have coloured in with promarkers and a little prisma pencil
I hand stitched around the edge
the papers are from first edition
border, lace, ribbon, doily, flowers and pearls from stash
sentiments are from Jellypark (top) and computer generated (bottom)

Thursday, 26 September 2013

The older I get

A card for my stash
Love Gus from bugaboo, Ideal for a funny card
I coloured with promarkers and distress ink
papers are from Dovecraft
circle sentiment from LOTV
button and card candi from stash

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Santa's Study La Pashe DT card

Hello crafty peeps
this is my first DT card for La Pashe
this decoupage image is called Santa's Study and is on the brand new cd rom called the Christmas box available here, there are some fab images on this cd, great for all your christmas cards
the papers are from daisy and dandelion
die cuts are from MB and dienamics
sentiment at top from pink petticoat
bottom sentiment at bottom is on the cd
card candi from stash

Tuesday, 24 September 2013


Another fab image from the christmas box cd rom which is brand new from La Pashe
I have used a flip card for this card (first time) these are available from La Pashe here
snowflake die is from sizzix
button, card candi and twine from stash

Monday, 23 September 2013

Instant Fun

Today I'm sharing a commissioned card made for a friend
this image is from Bugaboo available here
I used promarkers and prisma's to colour
the papers are from first edition and me to you
border, lace, flowers, doilies and pearls from stash
sentiments are computer generated

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Happy 13th Birthday

Today's card is for a friends Granddaughter who's 13 soon
I have used a Kenny K topper from the hobby house available here
the papers are from first edition
flowers, doily, raffia, ribbon, pearls and alphabet beads from stash
sentiments computer generated
love how this turned out

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Tonight's sneaky peak

Tonight's sneaky peak from the Christmas Box brand new cd rom from La Pashe 
this image is called Carol Singers
nice and simple and I added some stickles.
the gorgeous holly paper and sentiment is from the cd too

Garden Santa - Design Team Card

This is Garden Santa, one of the new releases at Just Inklined
I've used up my scraps on this card
coloured in with promarkers and sakura glaze pens
everything else from my stash

Friday, 20 September 2013

La Pashe sneaky peak - Ski Snowman

Time for another sneek peak from the fab new cd rom the christmas box by La Pashe
I have used the decoupage sheet called ski snowman, I've added some stickles and die cuts, the sentiment is on the sheet, the easel draw card is also from La Pashe here and I put some choccy's inside, wooden snowflake from stash.

Jellypark Sentiment challenge Design Team card

We have a new challenge for you at Jellypark
The theme is sentiments
I have decided to use this fab Christmas sentiment to make my Christmas card
I have coloured with my promarkers and embellished with fun flock
the dies are from Quickutz
I coloured the wooden snowflake with my promarkers and added some card candi to the centre
ribbon from stash

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Sneaky Peak

Tonight I'm sharing a sneaky peak of what's coming next from La pashe
This is two turtle doves and there are plenty of fab designs coming on this new cd rom 

the lovely Jak Heath will be on create and craft with the launch on Tuesday the 24th of September
Create & Craft

It;s a fab CD, I know it will be an essential part of my crafting.

Boy on scooter

Todays commissioned card is using this fab image from Jellypark available here
I have coloured with promarkers and prisma pencils
the papers are from FF and dovecraft
twine, button and card candi from stash
cogs are a cheery lynn die
sentiments are computer generated (top), LOTV ( middle) and bluebird flats (bottom)

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Bunny and mouse

This is Bunny and mouse from WRS available here
I have coloured in with promarkers and added some GD
the papers are from dovecraft
lace, border, doily and pearls from stash
top sentiment from Jellypark
bottom sentiment from pink petticoat.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Thinking of you Friend

Todays card made for a work colleague
the image is from Bugaboo available here
I have coloured with promarkers
the papers are from first edition
lace, border and pearls from stash
friend sentiment from create from tlc
bottom sentiment from pink petticoat

Monday, 16 September 2013


Today's image is from Ladybugcraftsink
I've coloured in with promarkers and added some GD and a gem then hand stitched around the edge
the papers are from first edition
border, lace, ribbon and lace from stash
sentiments are computer generated

Sunday, 15 September 2013

You've Passed

Today I'm sharing a congratulations card
a friend at work has passed her driving test
I thought this image from Karens Doodles would be perfect 
I have coloured in with promarkers and added some glossy accents to the headlights
the top sentiment is computer generated, the bottom one and the P are from Just Inklined
papers are from first edition
flowers and pearls from stash
sentiment strip from pink petticoat
swirl is a cheery lynn die.

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Just Inklined Design Team Card Roly and Roly

Hello crafty peeps, I'm sharing my design team card for Just Inklined
This gorgeous image is called Roly and Roly available here
I used my promarkers to colour in
papers are from wellington
tabs are a SU punch
button and twine from stash
sentiment computer generated

have a lovely day x

Friday, 13 September 2013

Smile Everyday

Love these Mulberry wood stamps and I am thinking of buying the cd's too.
this one is called smile everyday
I have coloured with promarkers and added some stickles to the flowers
the papers are from LOTV and pink petticoat
die cuts are marianne and spellbinders
lace, doilies, pearls and flowers from stash
mummy is a MB die
sentiment from Jellypark

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Wee One

Ain't this just the cutest stamp
it's called Wee One from Sylvia Zett
coloured in with promarkers and embellished with GD
the paper is from FF
border is a MS punch
lace, doilies, heart beads, buttons and pearls from stash
top sentiment from FF
bottom sentiment computer generated

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Elf made magic

This is one of the new images from Sugar Nellie called Elf made magic
I've used my Promarkers to colour and added some GD and fun flock
the papers are from Dovecraft
border is a MS punch
lace, pompoms, doily and pearls from stash
sentiment from Jellypark

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Two love birds and cage

I have an Anniversary card I made today
The image is from Jellypark available here and it's my absolute favourite
I have coloured with my promarkers, die cut with sizzix dies and hand stitched around the edge and added the pearls and flowers
the paper is from Papermania
border is a MS punch
butterfly is a cheery lynn die
lace, ribbons, doilies and pearls from stash
sentiments are computer generated

Monday, 9 September 2013

A card for my stash

I found this image in my box of images I printed off years ago
I think it's from Pollycraft but not 100% until I find it on the computer
I have used all scraps on this card as I have organised my Craft room so I use up all my bits
the border is a magnolia die
the tree is an off cut from the sizzix bigz love die
doily, flower and pearls from stash
sentiment from Jellypark here

the funky snow on the picture is an effect from picmonkey

Sunday, 8 September 2013

70th Birthday card

Today I'm sharing a 70th Birthday card
I am trying to use up all the stuff I have had for years
you know what it's like, you keep on buying new stuff and the old stuff gets put away for years and years lol
This is some decoupage I found whilst tidying my Craft room, decoupage is what got me into card making all those years ago whilst watching a craft show on tv and I am getting into it again, great to use for a quick card and I will be using it a lot for my Christmas cards this year.

the papers are from First edition
border is a MS punch
embossing folder from crafts too
pearls, doilies, butterflies and lace from stash
sentiments are computer generated

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Just Inklined DT Card - Alice 2

Afternoon crafty peeps
today I'm sharing my DT card for Just Inklined
this sassy lady is called Alice 2 available here
I've coloured with my promarkers and a little prisma pencil
the papers are from LOTV
doily, pearls, butterflies, raffia and lace from stash
sentiment computer generated

thanks for stopping by
have a lovely day x

Friday, 6 September 2013

Jellypark New release Design Team card

we have a new release at Jellypark

I just love this Ballerina image so gorgeous
I used my promarkers to colour the image and added some GD to the skirt and pearls
the paper is from me to you
CS from stash
white border is a Magnolia die
wooden flower, alphabet beads and pearls from stash

we also have a new challenge for you, the theme is all about the kids
I hope you will join us x
happy crafting peeps

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Engagement Card

Hi crafty peeps, tonight I am sharing an Engagement card
I have used my new Love sizzix bigz die available here
I can see me using this die a lot and I have bought the Noel one too
The papers are from first edition
border is a MS punch
lace, charm, twine, doilies and pearls from stash
sentiment strip from Pink petticoat
other sentiments are computer generated

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Good Luck

Today I'm sharing a Good Luck card made for one of the Nurses Eva, where I work
I have used some decoupage for this card, I found this stash whilst tidying my craft room and lots of other stuff I forgot I had.
The embossed panel is from my stash
the papers are from First Edition
lace, butterfly, doilies and pearls from stash
scallop border is a xcut punch
crochet flower made by me
sentiment from cats life press

I've also used a new photo editing site called PicMonkey after advice from the lovely Jak Heath and I am very pleased with it, I found it really easy to use and you can add a watermark in any colour or font, if you want info check out her top tips link here

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Chelsea football card

I just love these footie images from Gordon Fraser at Craftsuprint
this one is Chelsea available here
The backing paper I made myself on the PC
the raffia. alphabet beads and ribbon is from my stash
footie badge from a craft cd
arrow is a crafty sentiments die
sentiments come with the image.

Monday, 2 September 2013

Just Inklined - A blingy Christmas blog hop

it's blog hop time at Just Inklined
this month's host is Lori and the theme is a blingy Christmas
you should have arrived from Joyce's blog

I chose to use this image from the new release called Gold
I have used promarkers and prisma pencils to colour, it's the first time I have coloured night sky and I quite like it so will be trying that again
I've kept my card CAS 
I finished off with a MB die cut star and pearls
the sentiment is from Pink Petticoat

Next on the hop is Dawn with some more fab inspiration
Don't forget to leave a comment as you hop as there are spot prizes to be won

Happy Hopping Peeps x

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Ladies football Birthday card

Today I'm sharing a ladies football card
I found this fab image from Craftsuprint available here
the word backing paper is computer generated, the rest are from stash
flowers, ribbon, raffia, alphabet beads and pearls from stash 
21 sentiment from bluebird flats
bottom sentiment computer generated


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