Friday, 31 May 2013


Hi Everyone,
Whoop, Whoop it's Friday.. they say in the South East today we will have some sunshine! it's not arrived yet so fingers crossed it will warm up later.....

Well today & for the next fortnight it's Fussy & Fancy time... this fortnight's theme was chosen by the lovely Ivonne...and she would love to see you all..." Bling It Up"  lots of sparkle....on your cards, boxes, tags etc.. so looking forward to all your wonderful entries as always... Pop over HERE and link up and while your there have a look at the fabulous inspiration from the fantastic team you wont be disappointed...

I used one of the fabulous toppers from LOTV..they are so cute, The cardstock is from SU..papers are from my stash...memory box & sizzix dies used..lots of bling from & lace are from my stash also...

I would like to Thank the Lovely Kelly from The Beauty of paper for this amazing Candy I won... I can't believe I have not one but two of Kelly's AmAzing Cards... and I can't contain myself I have a pot of the aged Scarlett fran-tage... I could not find this in the uk....Thank you so much...If you have not visited Kelly before you are in for a treat Pop over to her fabulous blog, Not only is she a fantastic crafter but she is also an amazing ARTIST... her canvas work is outstanding... Thank you so much Kelly for all my Beautiful goodies.....

Thank you all for your visit.... Hugs May x x x x

Thursday, 30 May 2013


Hi Everyone,

I made a card to take part in a couple of challenges...Lets get Shabby site has a colour chart to follow :

 Such Beautiful colours dont you think...Well here's my effort I hope you like it!!!

I used some Kraft card for the base, then added some Melissa Frances papers added a little Gesso & stamping to the paper...the muslin cloth I soaked in coffee to give it a aged look, used torn corrugated card on top..I cut the heart from white corrugated card & painted with acrylic paints..cream, sand, sea spray & linen ....the flowers & buttons are from my stash...

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
LETS GET SHABBY  (colour chart as above)
crafts & me  (shabby chic)

Wednesday, 29 May 2013


Hi Everyone,

I would like to welcome my new followers, it so fabulous to think people are happy to join my little old blog... Thank you to all!! Hugs May x x x

Well Today & for the next fortnight our Challenge at DRAGONS DREAM--- The recipe chosen by the very talented Gabrielle is..."White---Metal---& Transport"., so looking forward to all your fabulous tags as always...Please pop over & check out the fabulous inspiration from my lovely Teamies.....

I made a tag from some corrugated brown card & added some Gesso...the stamps used are from Tim Holtz & creative expressions...the metal tag states Journey another of Timmies items... The hot air balloon image was from my stash... Now it's your turn to use the Recipe...see you there!!!

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

Saturday, 25 May 2013


Hi Everyone,
I hope you are all enjoying the weekend..Today I have a card I made for a friend who has had a baby girl...I have used this fabulous image from NICECRANE DESIGNS, The images are Beautiful in this shop packed full of  amazing designs....

I coloured the image with Distress inks (tattered rose...pumice stone....broken china..) the papers are from Prima , the Butterflies are the elegant butterfly punch from SU.. the pram is a die-cut from Memory box.. the rest are all from my stash.. You can visit the Nicecrane shop & Blog...HERE you won't be disappointed...

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

Sunday, 19 May 2013


Hi Everyone,

I hope you all are having a fabulous weekend...It's the start of the weekly challenge at ELECTIC ELLAPU
The theme chosen by our Lovely Leader Elaine... "Anything Goes" so create anything you like..card, tag, layout , canvas, the list is never pop over and take part we would love to see your wonderful projects......We also have a Fantastic new Bunch of DT Members..Please pop over and say Hi...

I have had this body-form I decided to alter it.. For the main body I used some napkins from Caspari.. I cut these into squares then adhered them with some watered down PVA glue..The butterfly body I cut from old material.. I found this piece of  rolled flowered material in the loft in a bag full of fabric that I keep for just in-case... you know the box I mean ladies and Gents we all hold on to stuff... & me it's a fabric box... I added some flowers, lace, & pins... I did make a flower from the napkins also but a little hard to see from pics... I mounted the form onto an old wooden candlestick which I painted cream!  It was really difficult to photograph this so I hope you can see it OK... Have a great Sunday..

Thank you so much for your visit today..Keep Safe
Hugs May x x x x
I would like to entre this in:
fashionable stamping challenge (alter it)

Wednesday, 15 May 2013


Hi Everyone,
Today is the start of a New Recipe over at Dragons Dream (Tag it on)  the Recipe this fortnight is ---Yellow---Lightbulb---Wire....sounds fun  Looking forward to all your fabulous takes on the recipe... The only rules are It must be a Tag with at least one real stamp come on over HERE and join in the fun....

I stamped & embossed the background & coloured with distress ink squeezed lemonade,The stamps used are from Hero Arts newsprint.. & paperartsy.. some of the words are rub ons..the lightbulb is from Junkyard Findings (Prima), I hope this finds you all well x x x
Hugs May x x x

Monday, 13 May 2013


Hi Everyone,

 I treated myself to the new pocket watch die from Tim Holtz, I hope you like what I have made with it!... I was thinking of making more of this style to hang on a banner in my craft room....
I am off work this week  (doctors orders) he's diagnosed Acute Bronchitis so started more antibiotics....that's what that cough is..... , so staying home & rest & CRAFT of course...

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

Sunday, 12 May 2013


Hi Everyone,

Some exciting News for you all today...ALL CRAFTS CHALLENGE is having a DT Call.... Whoop, Whoop, Now this Challenge is what it says on the tin!! so All Crafts welcome... knitting, Crochet, Altered Art, Jewellery, Gift Sets, Tags.... The list is endless... But no cards.. as there are so many card challenge's this gives others a chance to showcase their other than a card Project.... Sounds Fun eh.... Well Elaine the owner is looking for some New Members for her DT Team...No Stress with this Design Team as the Challenges will run two monthly to give entries plenty of time to take part....Elaine would love to hear from you so pop over HERE to find out more and send Elaine an Email & join in the fun....

Thank you all for your visit today I hope you are having a great Sunday...

Hugs May x x x

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Having a little play

Hi Everyone,

I'm still coughing Yikes will it every stop... even the cat's left home with the noise I'm making..... So I decided I would have a little play to see if I could take my mind off it...( did'nt work)...tee-hee..
Well I used the big shot pro to cut this box out it's really a great size will be ideal for Birthday & Christmas...these dies are so expensive...But I got this still in wrapper off a friend for £12.00 these dies are 12 x 12 so it's big... I have a wee selection now mostly I buy them from ebay.... the big shot pro! I bought that for £100.00 pounds plus 3 new dies.. you've guessed it I'm a wee bargain hunter.. I'm not Scottish for nothing you know (lol)  I hope you all are enjoying your weekend & Thank you so much for your kind visit today..
Hugs May x x x x

 I decorated the box with some SU newsprint papers I added some burlap round the middle of box with some muslin cloth, added lace & trim to the sides of the lid & made a quick flower from some fine linen cloth for the top, the pearl buttons are from my stash.....

 This one is an empty coffee jar, very simple just some burlap & lace I added buttons to the bottom of the jar... Hope you like them..

Entered into challenge:
eclectic paperie  (messsage in a bottle)

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Nicecrane Designs.....

Hi Everyone,

I'm still coughing!! the ribs are feeling very sorry for themselves Yikes!!! Hopefully it will settle down soon!!
Well today I would Love to share an  Adorable image from Nicecrane designs...The images over at the blog
& store  HERE are simply Fabulous....

I coloured this little cute image with flexi-markers.. the background has been stamped with assorted stamps & some washi tape & the paper is from Pinkpaislee... I used distress inks, frayed burlap, peacock feather, broken china...the muslin cloth & lace ribbon I dyed in some coffee to get the aged effect,  the metal embellishments are from my stash...

Thank you for your visit today  Have a great rest of the week
Hugs May x x x x

Monday, 6 May 2013

Wedding Card today...

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are enjoying the Bank Holiday... The Sunshine is fabulous in the south today... Although I have a cough that kept me awake most the night... Yikes!! ( where has that come from)  I have made a Wedding Card Today  My daughter's friend is getting married soon and my daughter asked me to make  a yellow & white Wedding card.. the bride's colours..  So I hope she likes it!!

I used those wonderful pre coloured sheets from the hobby house.. this sheet is called Love me do... the papers are from the  scrapcake range, the little hanging hearts are from memory box & the die-cut corners are spellbinders.. the flowers are from my stash...
Thank you so much for your visit today... Hugs May x x x

I would like to enter this card in the following:
Creative Card Crew (Bling)
BUGABOO ( Anything Goes)
Allsorts (Add some sparkle)
ABC ( make it sparkle)

Sunday, 5 May 2013

National Scrapbooking day

 Hi Everyone,

To Celebrate National Scrapbooking Day.. Over at Nicecrane Designs They are giving an AmAzing 25% off any orders placed on Sunday or Monday Code is NSD..Fabulous offer! Code expires May 6th 2013..

Pop over and have a look at the fabulous images you won't be disappointed....

Hugs May x x x


Hi Everyone,
Today is the start of the weekly Challenge at Eclectic Ellapu.. This weeks theme is Anything Goes...  that means... cards, tags, Boxes, altered art projects.. anything you have created yourself..sounds fun .. well you can link up HERE See you there!! Have fun.

I choose to alter a little canvas! On the background of the canvas I added the netting that you get  in the supermarkets that hold the oranges in!! I put that on first with pva glue.. than added the elements.. I them painted everything in Gesso white & left to dry, Then I just had fun with the Dylusions inks (vibrant Turquoise &  cut grass & White Linen)  when all dry I used a little Inka Gold around piece.... Highly rec for fun & inky fingers for days... tee-hee x x x

Thank you so much for your visit today Enjoy the BH Weekend.... Hugs May x x x x

Saturday, 4 May 2013

FUSSY & FANCY CHALLENGE #88.... "Anything Goes"

Hi Everyone,

New Challenge over at FUSSY & FANCY  I choose the theme this time "Anything Goes"..Tags, cards, boxes, the list is endless, just have fun Creating.. The  AmAzing team over at Fussy & Fancy have made some fabulous projects, so have a little peek you won't be disappointed!!

I made a little heart I had such fun putting this together, the base is a wooden heart I bought for 60p (bargain) this is covered in some Graphic 45 papers. The image is from Crafty Individuals, their sheets are so beautiful.. the heart is cut from Tim Holtz die (movers & shapers) the flowers & Butterfly are from my stash & the Gorgeous little Cherub is from Live & Love crafts.. I hope you like it..

So looking forward to seeing all your wonderful entries as can link to the Challenge HERE see you there...

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

I would like to enter this into:
Fashionable stampers  (sentimental)
The perfect sentiments (Make it Feminine)
Creative Corner (Anything Goes)
SUGAR CREEK HOLLOW ( Spring Flowers)

Wednesday, 1 May 2013


Hi Everyone,

Fabulous Sunny day today here in the South-East.. Pity I was working..It's just lovely to see the sun!!I hope you all had some sun today..

Today is the start of the next Fortnights Challege at DRAGONS DREAM the Recipe was chosen by the  lovely Sylvia.... Brown...Vellum....&...Hands..  Sounds Fun eh! Looking forward to all your wonderful entries as always..

I used the clock embossing folder (renaissance) from Couture Creations.. I added some frayed burlap distress inks... the butterfly is clear vellum which I have inked with alcohol inks (red pepper-stream)  It came out darker than I would have liked!!  the hand stamp is from creative expressions..the little foam hands were in my stash.....

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