Wednesday, 28 November 2012


Hi Everyone,

I hope you all are safe from this terrible weather we are having in parts of the UK.. My Thought & prayers go out to the families who have lost loved ones in these floods..

Today is the start of the next Challenge over at Dragons Dream TIO.. The recipe for the next two weeks has been chosen by the lovely Monique.. The Recipe is "MAGICAL MYSTERY" A little mystery---- A little magic.... A little fairydust...  Sounds fun don't you think... Thank you all for taking part the last time your tags were amazing as always!

I used some gloss card for this tag & inked the background with alcohol inks " stream, meadow, lake mist, The stamps  I used are Lavinia  fairy on a branch, leaves & birds..I got a bit carried away with the fairy dust.. I should have used less "methinks"  Well it is coming up to Christmas and the sparkle mode took me over... That's my excuse anyway... tee-hee..
So please pop over to DRAGONS DREAM and take part.. Looking forward to all your Magical Mystery Creations ... see you there!!  Hugs May x x x x 

Sunday, 25 November 2012


Hi Everyone,

I hope you all are well! It's time for another Challenge over at ECLECTIC ELLAPU the Theme this week is
"Celebration with Sparkle" Whoop, Whoop!!  A good excuse to get that Glitter & Bling out and join in the fun this week.. Pop over HERE and see what the Pink Team have come up with this week you won't be disappointed.. Looking forward to seeing  all your wonderful creations as always..

I used a Tilda Christmas stamp.. Gosh I have not used any Tilda stamps for sometime.. I had a lot of fun making this card.. the poinsettia is from the Tim Holtz Die..

Thank you so much for your visit today ... Hugs May x x x x

I would like to enter this card in..

marvelous magnolia challenge... non traditional Christmas colours
tilda town... anything goes

Wednesday, 21 November 2012


Hi Everyone,

I hope you all are doing O.K. I'm not to keen on these dark mornings... get up in the dark... come home in the dark... Yikes!!! work is busy- busy as always... Although I must add Christmas is my favourite Time of the Year... Love, Love, LOVE IT... & so does DH....  For me its the sparkle & lights... what about you!!! I am not working Christmas day Yipeeeeee as I got the short straw last looking forward to that one...

Anyway enough of me!  back to my card I made this for a dear friend she LOVES mice..(crafty ones) so I thought she would like this little mouse from Vilda stamps.. her number is V504... She's cute!! My dear friend was feeling a little down lately so I thought this would cheer her up a little.. I also used her favourite colours... She does not leave near me so we chat on the phone and around every 8 weeks we get together for a crafty day.. she lives around 2 hour drive from me!! I hope she likes it.

Thank you so much for your visit today..... Hugs May x x x x

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges..
creative card crew anything goes
papertake weekly Ribbons & Pearls

Monday, 19 November 2012


Hi Everyone,

Whoopsi Daisy Challenge this week is Die Cuts or Punches... You don't have to use a Whoopsi Daisy image to take part But if you do then you can win more.. Looking forward to seeing all your fabulous creations again this week, So why not join in HERE... See you there!!

I have used the Whoopsi Daisy image from sheet 383.. The die-cuts I used are from Martha Stewart... Magnolia ink.... Marianne dies... I hope you all have a great Monday..Thank you so much for your visit today... Hugs May x x x x

Friday, 16 November 2012

Fussy & Fancy Challenge "FEELING BLUE"

Hi Everyone,

Today is the start of the next fortnightly Challenge at Fussy & Fancy.. The Theme is FEELING BLUE....This is perfect for the upcoming festive season don't you think... It Can be anything.. a card, Altered
Item, Tag etc as long as it has the colour blue on your project... So pop over and take part in the fun!! you can find the Challenge HERE see you there....

I made a Christmas tag... the stamp I used is from Stampington & the stamp is called The Present (K5542) I love this stamp I have made a lot of tags & cards with this one for Christmas... The background is inked with Distress inks Peacock Feathers & Faded Jeans then flicked with water!! The branches at the top of the die is from a Marianne die the silver coloured wreath is from theTim holtz range. The brad is from my stash & the snowflake is a Tim Holtz die....
Thank you so much for your visit today...I hope you all have a great weekend everyone... Hugs May x x x x x

Wednesday, 14 November 2012


Hi All,

Today is the start of another Challenge over at Dragons Dream... The Recipe for this fortnight was chosen by the lovely Silvie..."HANDLE WITH CARE"  Something Fragile....Animal..... A Warning... Thank you all for taking part last time your tags were amazing....

For my Handle with Care Tag I chose nature...Fragile Earth Water is the Source of Life... I used the Tim holtz branch tree.. I used Gesso to build up the tree and to give some texture. then painted with burnt sienna & earth brown Acrylic paint.. them buffed in place's with some inka gold..on the background I used the fabulous rain drop stamp from designs by Ryn..The bird on a branch stamp is from SU... A little washi tape across the bottom of tag..distress inks to colour background .. Pumice stone.. & faded jeans.. Well I do hope you will pop over HERE  and join in our challenge this fortnight....looking forward to seeing you there!!

Thank you so much for your visit today.... Hugs May x x x

Monday, 12 November 2012


Hi  Everyone,

I have made a card for the Challenge over at Crafty Individuals the Theme is Festive Sparkle.... I used this fabulous stamp CI-110 I think this image is lovely... She was stamped on muslin cloth which in turn was stitched on to some thin burlap... you can't see the machine the photo but they are there... the card stock around the image is from Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium collection The small words around the image read... The Child is Christmas..... The reindeer is from Tim Holtz, The flowers & leaves are from my stash..The whole card is mounted on some corrugated white card... edged with some white acrylic paint and chunky white fran-tage..

Thank you all so much for your visit today... Keep Warm.. Hugs May x x x

I will enter this card in

Sunday, 11 November 2012


Hi Everyone,

The Theme this week over at ECLECTIC ELLAPU is Pink & Cream... This was chosen by the lovely Bernie from the Pink Team! Bernie has asked to see some Pink & Cream colours of your fabulous projects this week... So without further ado, Pop over HERE and Take Part... See you There!!

I used the stamp set from Oxford Impressions (dress form & Corsetry) & Greetings from Paris set from JustRite..The backing papers are from Graphic 45..I made the flower from some pink Burlap.. and the rest is from my stash.....
A big welcome to my new followers I am so happy that you all took the time to join my little crafty blog.. Thank you x x x
Thank you all for your visit today... Hugs May x x x

Friday, 9 November 2012


Hi Everyone,

I hope you all are well...I've been having a little play with a wooden heart that I bought sometime ago I thought I would use this as a Decoration at Christmas in my home!!! I had a great time playing with my stash...

The image is stamped from the fabulous stamps from Oxford Impressions called Christmas Wish as is the sentiment... I stamped the background of the heart with the silent night music stamp from Magnolia ink.. The snowflake is from Tim Holtz as is the numbers 25! using his dies...the rest of the embellishments are from my stash..... Thank you so much for your visit today...
Hugs May x x x

I would like to enter the above in the following challenges
live and love crafts     Christmas.  My Favorite thing  (stamping & promarkers)  Add a little lace red/green/blue/purple  all or one colour  Music.

Thursday, 8 November 2012


Hi Everyone,

Going through a wee phase of bag making... I had a great time!! loving every second of being on Annual Leave... roll on retirement! That's what I say.. tee-hee..

The first bag was a  small gift for a friend, the second was a get well gift for a friend and the third is for a Christmas present...I've been having a lovely time playing around with my stash...Got some more time to play as it's back to work on Monday.. Hope you all are well...  and Thank you all for your kind visits & comments!
Hugs May x x x

Tuesday, 6 November 2012


Hi Everyone,

I hope you all are enjoying your Tuesday...The weather in the South East is dry but can't complain at the moment!! I am on a weeks annual leave this week, so been busy trying to get all sorts done... why do we always do this... I will need to go back to work for a rest!!he-he...
Well today I have a card for it's crafting Time...Which is a Fabulous craft shop in  Cambridge  you can find them HERE Pop over and take a peek.. Its full of great crafty goodies... They also have the new Tim Holtz sizzix dies in stock!!!

I have used this lovely stamp from Stampendous... It has a lovely festive feel don't you think...the background is inked with Distress inks with a scatter of the fabulous fran-tage also from Stampendous...
Thank you so much for your visit today.... Happy Tuesday All... Hugs May x x x

Monday, 5 November 2012


Hi Everyone,

The new challenge this week at Whoopsi Daisy is Christmas cards... We all could do with making a start on them don't you think!!  I have used the pre-coloured image from Sheet 380.. you get two pre-coloured images & two for you to colour of your choice... all this for just £1.99... Linnie the owner & artist has been very busy with lots of new fabulous images for you all... Pop over and take a look at her wonderful work.& of course take part in this weeks challenge.. you don't have to use a Whoopsi Daisy image to enter But if you do you can win more.... See You There.. just click on link...HERE

I used the poinsettia die from Tim Holtz.. coloured with Distress inks.. the stamp on the flowers is a Magnolia ink stamp Christmas carol..The sentiment is from the stamp company Daisy Bucket!! Thank you so much for your visit today I hope you all have a great week...
Hugs May x x x x

Sunday, 4 November 2012


Hi Everyone,

I hope you all are well... No card today  just a little Yummy for your Tummy!!! I've been having a wee cooking session today! I made some chutney, rock buns (DH's Favs) so not many left!! and my Christmas cake is in the oven as I type... We had far too many tomatoes to eat so I made some Tomato & Apple chutney for some gifts for neighbours & family for are some pics...

 I got 7 1/2 jars from 2lb apples & 2lb of tomatoes  and it tastes good too.... Take care all and Thank you so much for your visit today.... Hugs May x x x

Friday, 2 November 2012


Hi Everyone,

It's nearly the weekend.. whoop whoop... Today I have a sketch from it's crafting time.. I found it a bit of a challenge this one!! I used the toy Soldier die from Tim Holtz... That I bought at It's crafting time store  HERE They stock a fabulous range of crafty goodies...

I've got tomorrow off from work... so hopefully I can get some time in my crafty space!!
Thank you so much for your visit today... Hugs May x x x