Sunday, 27 February 2011

It's Finally Here

It's Here! It's Finally Here!
The very first challenge at

Anything Goes!
For our first challenge! That is only lasting a week! These challenges will be fortnightly! We are asking to create absolutely anything and share it with us :)

And our fabulous leader Melly is offering fabulous prizes for our opening week! Whooo Hooo
1st Prize £10 voucher for Lili of the Valley

 2nd prize is Fashionista and Dude Simply Sassy set

and 3rd prize is wee Windswept Simply Sassy

Yummy or what!

So come and join us! We would love to see your creations! Now onto mine! I created a treat for you guys today! So shake it with me and check out my first....

Shaker Card!!!!

 Isn't this fabulous little elephant the CUTEST!

This fabulous elephant is from the awesome Tiddly Inks! 

I used thread for the balloon string hehehe! And this also shows you the shaky shaky elements!!!!
I love a) How simple this looks and b) How easy it was to do!! IT was sooo easy! 

Don't forget to check out my fabbie teammates creations! you can find the link to their blogs over on the left hand side! You can find the Dream Valley Homepage HERE

I would like to thank the following challenges for their inspiration for this card :)

Tiddly Inks: Shaker Card (A massive inspiration and the source of this cute, cute image)
Card Making Mamas: Happy Birthday
Crafty Anns: Birthday Card
Fussy and Fancy: Embossing and/or Paper Piecing
Fuzzy Wuzzy: Animal and Birthday
DYSU: Anything goes
Paper romance: Anything Goes
High Hopes: Birthday

The Ingredients:

Stamp: Image freebie from Tiddly Inks

Inks and things: Paper pieced

Papers: Gingham and Striped paper from Pink Petticoat

Odds and Sods: Thread from stash, microbeads from stash, acetate from stash

Lots of love xxxxxxxxxx

Cut It Out!

Gooooooooooood Morning Crafters! 
Its Sunday and Its time for our weekly challenge at I Did It Creations!
We were completely bowled over by the number of entrants in our Anything Goes challenge last week! So thank you all so much and don't forget to check back in case you were our lucky winner :D

So this week is another fabulous challenge! We are asking you to!

Cut It Out

That's right people get out those die's and punches and get creating! We want to see anything that uses a die cut or a punch!

This week we were sponsored by the Fabulous Floppy Latte Designs check out the fabulous collection available!
I chose to use this beautiful stamp called Flight of Fantasy

How fabulous is that right!!???
I thought I would try something a little different this week! I saw an awesome tutorial over at Splitcoaststampers for a Luminaria. It was so easy to follow, now all I need to get is some fake tealight candles and I am all set! I'm definitely going to be making some of these for christmas this year! What a fab gift!

So here is  my luminaria

You could just imagine a nice soft glow from a FAKE candle! Dont want any real glow hehehe, its all paper based :)
I recommend giving it a go, its fabulous :)

Don't forget to check out the fabulous creations from my teamies! You can check out their blogs from the links on the right hand side! :) 

Remember folks! We have a random draw with every challenge and you might just be the next winner.
Everyone is eligible to win one free digi stamp of their choice from the sponsor of that challenge. Or, if you use one of the sponsor's digi stamps, you could win a $5.0o coupon.

We give a freebie with every challenge also.
Just pick one of the images used by the DT, email Jeanette at
IDIC Freebie Request in the subject line with the name of DT member
and she'll send you the digi stamp they used in this challenge.

The following challenges have inspired this creation!

Totally Gorjuss: Black and .... (white)
The Rubber Cafe: Fun Folds (This is folded from a piece of A4)
Crafts and Me: Wings
Creative Card Crew: Fantasy
Digital Tuesday: Punches (Scallop border punch)
Kaboodle Doodle: Break Tradition, New Fold (Yup!)
Challenge Up  Your Life: Fairytales

The card ingredients

Stamp: Flight of Fantasy by Floppe Latte Designs

Inks and things: All printer ink!

Papers: Flourishes by Pink Petticoat and some black card stock

Odds and Sods:x-cut scallop border punch and some vellum from Anita's

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone
Love and Hugs

Friday, 25 February 2011

A card... at last...

Soooooooo after all the excitment of this week I have neglected to post a card!!!
Shock Horror!

So let me grace you with one now hehe! There will be more this weekend!

Remember its the Launch of Dream Valley Challenges and boy to we have an awesome prize to give away!!

So back to my card! Recently I have discovered the wonderful Wax Fruit Company a wonderful collection of digital stamps available, and this card uses one of my discoveries :D

Both the flower and the sentiment are from the Wax Fruit company! I just adore those sentiments :)
I've tried to keep it soft and pastel-y! 

So this card is for the following challenges.

The Sisterhood of Crafters: Ribbons and Brads
Lexi's Creations:  Flowers
Stamp Something: Flowers
Crafty Sentiments: Spring
DYSU: Anything Goes
Shelly's Images: Ribbon
Stampin' B's: Flowers

Lastly of course! The Ingredients....

Stamp: Sentiment and Image from Wax Fruit Company

Inks and things: Watercolours

Papers: Vinnie Pearce - Dash Dot and Kraft paper

Odds and Sods: Ribbon from stash, brad from papermania

Thanks for looking! Lots of Love

Thursday, 24 February 2011

An Award

Good Golly Gosh!
In the last week I have been given the same award 3 times! I feel loved hehee :)

So thank you to Debbie, Mel and Kendra for thinking of me :)

Now next I have to...

1. Make a post linking back to the person who gave you the award!

2. Share 7 random things about yourself

3. Award 7 recently discovered bloggers with this award

4. Contact these bloggers and tell them they've won the award.

Now Seven Random Things...

1. I am left handed and I write upside down... So i smudge EVERYTHING
2. I am a complete geek at heart! Spend hours on the PC :)
3. I absolutely adore reading! When I'm not crafting or working I'm reading and I have a book review site HERE
4. I am a bread-a-holic! I could eat it all day, every day! Nom Nom Nom
5. I love Rugby, although I've not played in 4 years.
6. I broke my foot once, but was so "intoxicated" I didn't notice and went dancing on it. Whoops!
7. I can't sleep in silence, I have to have the TV on all night.

So there we go! HAHA
And I would like to send this toooooo my most recent 7 followers :D 

Much love to you all xxx

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Can You Handle It?

So.......... after yesterdays fab news... I have more fab news! HA!
I am again delighted to let you know I've been chosen to be part of the wonderful AIFactory Design Team :)
Joining a super talented bunch of ladies :)

The team are split into two so I will be participating in bi-weekly challenges! But will most definitely try and post every week :)


Become a member

Check out the fabulous Store!!! And join us for the weekly challenges!
Ok I think that's all the excitement over! Back to cards from tomorrow hehehe


Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Dreamy News

I am super mega awesomely thrilled to let you all know that I have been selected to be a Design Team member for a brand new Challenge Blog!

This fabulous new challenge blog will tickle your fancy with a range of different challenges and some fabulous sponsors every fortnight!

Our first challenge is this Sunday I do hope you will come and join in!

Check out the rest of the lovely new design team in my sidebar :)

Much love

Sleepy Moon Part 2

So let me cast you back to January... I created this card HERE and I really didn't like it!
It's been playing on my mind ever since and my friend had her bubba yesterday :D :D So I knew it was time to get moving, so I started from scratch and created a new card.. using the same design base really.

Here it is!

I like it soooooooooooooooo much more!!! So I am jolly happy about packaging this up with a bundle of goodies and sending it off to Canada :) 
This design really works well for me! Definitely more solid than my tent card, and it looks neater too! Here is a side view so you can see the dimensions (I Created an envelobox to go with it)

I used the adorable Sleephead Moon from Paper Shelter again. I do love the adorable images from the Paper Shelter :)
Here is a close up look at the moon which I have cute out and attached the stars by thread. It can spin freely amoungst the clouds (Which were a fab freebie from Meljens yesterday!!!)

 Last but not least here is a front on view of the card! Its soooooooo sweet! I love it

I hope you like! I'd be intreagued to know how you think it compares against the first one! I am sooo much happier with it!

I would like to thank the following challenges for their inspiration for this card :)

The Paper Shelter - Buttons and Bows
OSAAT- Anything but square
sugar Creek Hollow - Buttons and Bows
Totally Gorjuss - Checks
Guylous - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts - Do It With A Digi
Digi Doodles - Anything Goes
Pixie Dust Studio - Anything but Square
Scrapbook Sisters  - Baby Baby
Secret Crafter - Fancy Folds
Desert Island Challenge - Recipe (1 patterned paper, No flowers, Buttons)
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Crazy Challenge - Baby Love <3
Pile It On - Childhood Dreams :)

And lastly....

Stamp: Sleepyhead moon from the Paper Shelter and freebie clouds from Meljens

Inks and things: chalks for the clouds

Papers: Pink Petticoats gingham in Duck Egg Blue and blue matting card from stash

Odds and Sods: Ribbon from Berisfords, Buttons from papermania, ribbon sentiment from Pink Petticoat, and ribbon twine from the Ribbon Girls

Thanks for looking! Lots of Love

Monday, 21 February 2011


It's a birthday!!
Wooo Hooo! Well thats the party going on over at Meljens this week!
As always Mel's images are fabulous but this week's release was just amazing! I wanted them all!
Take a look
Aren;t they just awesome! So I got to work and here is what I created:

Mmmm mouse cake! I just love that cutezy lil mouse popping out of the cake! I thought the sentiment "Surprise" was perfect :)

Hope you like it!

This card has been inspired by the following challenges!

I followed a fabulous sketch at Skipping Stones
Meljens - Birthday and a Sentiment
Card makin mamas - Happy Birthday
If the Shoe Fits - Scrap It - Happy Birthday
Fairy Knoll - Birthday or Get Well
fuzzzy Wuzzy - Birthday
Simply Create - Bright and Bold
Delightful Inspirations - Animals
One Stop Craft Challenge - Birthday
Gem of A Challenge - Buttons,Brads, Beads, Bows

Lastly of course!

Stamp: Birthday Cake Mouse from Meljens

Inks and things: Watercolored

Papers: Sweet Cupcake papers from BL @ MyGrafico

Odds and Sods: Grosgrain Ribbon and pink brad from Papermania and Card Candy :D

Until next time! Have a great day xxx

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Christmas Bling

Evening all!
Its Monday again tomorrow!I wished that week away too quickly :)
I have another christmas themed creation for you tonight, and its using another stunning design from Fred She Said called Doodle-Dallion Snowflake.. Its gorgeous :)

Here is what I created!

A little unusual I know! I don't normally like cards with elements off the page! But I like how this turned out! Its like the snowflake is bursting out of the card :)

I added a LOT of bling to this card too! Check out the picture below!

Myself and the craftroom are now totally covered in the stuff! hehehe!
I took the idea for this card from the Challenge over at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week which is using the Folded Frame technique from SplitCoastStampers! Although I made it a lot lot bigger than the tutorial :)

This card has also been inspired by the following challenges :)

Craft Us Crazy - Brrrr Its Cold
Dutch Dare Card Challenges - Sparkle Glitter Bling
Shelly's Images - anything Goes
ABC Christmas - Double Trouble - 1 Digi, 2 papers, 2 embellies (Digi snowflake, blue and black papers, and gem and craft candy embellies)
Creative Card World - Use A Square (Square Frame)
PaperTake Weeekly - Putting on Glitz
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Foldback Frame
Delicious Doodle - Glitz, Glam, Shimmer and Bling
Guylous - anything Goes
Winter Wonderland- Anything Christmas!


The card Ingredients

Stamp: Doodle-Dallion Snowflake from Fred She Said

Inks and things: Printer Ink

Papers: Pink Petticoat Little Swirls in Air Force Blue and Black card

Odds and Sods: Glamour dust for sparkle, a blue gem from stash and Card Candy :D

Merry Early Christmas :D

Lots of Love

IDIC: Anything Goes!!

Its Sunday!
Another week goes by and we are blessed with another AWESOME challenge at IDIC!
This week is a nice simple one for you all!

Anything Goes 


Can't get much easier than that!
This week we are sponsored by the Awesome Digi's With Attitude and I got to work with this awesome lil Digi Stamp and Sentiment Set! Great Eh!? You can check out the store HERE

Here Is what I created!

Isn't she just faaaaaaaaaabulous! 
I used some fantastic paper I've had kicking around for a while its the All Dresed Up stack fromm DCWV.
I thought this apper was perfect for her fabulous self and the pink poodle of course ;)

Here is a close up of that wicked paper! Bling Tastic!!!

I hope you will come and join us for the challenge this week :)
Its a simple one and don't forget...

We have a random draw with every challenge and you might just be the next winner.
Everyone is eligible to win one free digi stamp of their choice from the sponsor of that challenge. Or, if you use one of the sponsor's digi stamps, you could win a $5.0o coupon.

We give a freebie with every challenge also.
Just pick one of the images used by the DT, email Jeanette at
IDIC Freebie Request in the subject line with the name of DT member
and she'll send you the digi stamp they used in this challenge.

The card ingredients

Stamp: Tres Chic by Digi's With Attitude and the Sentiment Set as well!

Inks and things: All paper pieced in Gimp! 

Papers: All Dressed Up from DCWV

Odds and Sods: Brad from Papermania and Ribbon from Berisfords Brides

The Following Challenges have inspired this card! 
Simply Create - Bright and Bold
Cute Card Thursday - Shiny Happy Cards
Dutch Dare Challenge - Sparkle, Glitter, Bling
A Gem of A Challenge - Buttons, Brads, Beads, Bows - Brad and a Bow :)
Delicious Doodles -  Glitz, Glam, Shimmer and Bling
Have a great Sunday folks! Lots of Love


Saturday, 19 February 2011

Caterpillar Hugs

Evening All!

A quickie post tonight to share a card I made for my boss, who is poorly at the moment :(

This image is from the wonderful Doodle Pantry! Isn't it just adorable :) 
Here is a list of challenges that have inspired this card :)

Bugaboo - Get Well Soon! (I haven't used the words, but it is a get well card)
All Sorts - Inspired by Nature
Little Claires - Anything Goes
Just Us Girls - Colour inspiration (Applies to the digi paper and the kraft paper)

Karens Doodles - Animals
DYSU - Dots
Delightful Challenges - Animals

The card Ingredients

Stamp: Caterpillar Hugs by Doodle Pantry

Inks and things: Watercolour pencils

Papers: Changing Seasons from the Pxl Cafe and some Kraft paper.

Odds and Sods: Twine from Stash, eyelet from Papermania.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone.
Lots of Love


Friday, 18 February 2011

I Love Cuddles

Evening all!
Hope you are all doing okay.
I'm still under the weather! Feeling rather sorry for myself at the moment! But my darling hubby has been looking after me so I thought I would make him a card :)

I followed a great sketch at The Paper Variety

Isn't it an unusual sketch!? Great Eh!? Always nice to have something different :) 
I also used a fabby colour palette provided by Rubber Redneck! 

Fab selection... Although the photo doesn't pick up the colours very well! I honestly did try to match them up as best I could! My backing paper looks black in the picture, but trust me it looks like chocolate in real life hehehe! 
Anyway I hope you like :)

This adorable image is from the wonderful MelJens I love it so much! The picture below shows my colouring of the mice... they are technically mice, but I'm basing them on ratties hehe :)

These two are based on two of my Ratties Apple and Crumble. (Unfortunately Apple died last year, but crumble is still doing really well without her sister)

Here are my two babies :)

So in my card Apple (on top with the red eyes) is on the left and Crumble (my husky) is the slightly greyed rat on the bottom, is on the right!  :)

Me and hubby spend many hours having rat cuddles! So it was a joy to make this card :)

Before I move on to the card ingredients, here are some other challenges which have inspired this creation :)

Digi Doodle Shop - Anything Goes
Design Dollies - Love (Lots for my husband )
Ooh La La - Someone Special (Husbands special I guess hehe )
Delightful Challenges - Animals
Crafty Ann's - Love is All Around
Pattie's Creations - Pets :) :)
Res-Q Challenge - Something that makes me happy! MY Ratties certainly do :D
Totally Papercrafts - Do IT with Digi's

The card Ingredients

Stamp: Mouse Hugs by MelJens

Inks and things: Watercolour pencils

Papers: I really can't remember which set these are from! Sorry!

Odds and Sods: Ribbon from Stash. Sentiment is computer generated

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.
Lots of Love


Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Thank You

Morning all!
Hope you are doing well! Its Wednesday! Whoop Whoop half way to the weekend! Yipppeeeeeeee

I know we shouldn't wish the week away but oooo I do love the weekends! It means more crafting of course! Which means I get to spend more time looking at all my lovely friends blogs :)

So today's card is a Thank You card for my Auntie! I'll cut to the chase and show you it :)

This little cutie stamp is one of a loooooooooooad of freebies from the very talented Sliekje Stamps. You can check her out HERE. Its coloured with paints.. my new favourite medium at the moment! I'm always experimenting... Think I'll be trying the crayon method out soon!

This card is for the PINK challenge at Craft Your Passion.

Lastly of course....

The card Ingredients

Stamp: Thanks by Sliekje Stamps

Inks and things: Paints and some ink on the edges

Papers: Pink Petticoat Vintage Rose

Odds and Sods: Card Candy and some ribbon from Berisfords.

Thanks for looking.
Have a great day everyone
Lots of love