Wednesday, 12 December 2012


Well hello!! I hope you are all well? Christmas is fast approaching and the panic is just starting to set in lol. Yesterday was my nephews 3rd birthday and I knew straight what sort of card I wanted to make for him!! Whilst at Craftaganza the lovely Sara Davies taught us how to make a peek-a-boo card. So using my Toread Cd Rom I printed some backing papers and a sheet from the toppers section and set to making the card....

The outside....

....the inside

I loved making the card and will definitely be making more, if you fancy giving it a go yourself there is a fab tutorial by the brilliant Pam Leng. I'm not gonna lie my sister-in-law had more enjoyment from the card than Joel lol he was far too excited with the presents haha!! ;0)

Thanks for stopping by today

Bye for now

B xx

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Winter Friends

Good morning all, well we're in December!!....where has this year gone? So as it's the beginning of the month it means its a new challenge over at the Crafters Companion Challenge blog and this months theme is Winter Friends.

Here is my DT card...

I used the Christmas Wishes stamp I love this stamp it is sooo cute!

Here is a close up of the image

I used my Spectrum Noir pens.

I hope you can join in with this months challenge don't forget you must use something from
Crafters Companion to enter. Head to the CC Challenge blog to enter :0)

Hugs B xx

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Something different....

...and absolutely AMAZING!!!!

Well I can't tell you how much fun I had using the new dies from Crafters Comapnion they are new quilling dies enabling you to make stunning flowers!! You can find them here. The first sample I have to share is an arrangement I loved making it even though my arms did ache from using the Grand Caliber...the new eBosser is on my Christmas list lol. Anyway here is what I made.....

Each leaf and flower is wired and I arranged them in oasis for dried flowers as I would an arrangement with fresh flowers.

Leann is going to be showing the new dies on Create and Craft tomorrow morning at 10am so be sure to tune in.

Thanks for stopping by today

Hugs B xx

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Favourite colour combo

Good morning I hope you are well? Today is the day a new challenge begins over at Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge blog and as my title suggests this months theme is your favourite colour combo. Here is my DT card using the colours that I love!!....
....Pinks and Turquoise

For my card I have used Make a wish stamp from the Humphreys Corner range. I stamped onto Neenah Classic Crest card and coloured in with my Spectrum Noir Pens. I embellished the card with stars and flowers and die cut a frame using my Enchanted Spring die. Here is a close up of the image.

I hope you can join in with this months challenge, where there will be a fab prize up for grabs. For a chance to win head over to the Crafter d's Companion Monthly Challenge Blog, you need to use a Crafters Companion product on your card to enter. You will find all the rules and where to link your card on the blog, good luck and we look forward to seeing your entries :0)
Hugs B xx

Friday, 19 October 2012

It's POTW day....

.....hooraaaahh!! :0)

Good morning all I hope you are well?!?

Today at 12 noon Sara will be launching a Everyday in Mulberry Wood as a pick of the week on Create and Craft. I am at work all day today and guess who forgot to set the shows to record?.....:0(

So the range itself will consist of some gorgeous stamps and as usual from Crafters Companion an amazing cd rom!! Here is a card I made from the shaped card section of the cd rom.

They really are perfect if you need a card in a hurry!! For this card I printed the card onto centura pearl and then printed the other side with a co-ordinating backing paper...added a flower made up from the embellishment section added a sentiment and hey presto! :0)

Well I better get off to work I hope you have a fab day :0)

Hugs B xx

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Bags and boxes

Good evening all I hope you are well!?! It's a horrible wet and windy day today :0(

Tonight at 9.00pm Sara will be launching the brand new Ulti-bags and Ulti-boxes boards so I thought I would share some boxes that I made.

The bottom two boxes I made with acetate windows which I embossed with my favourite Embossalicious folder and then added some spray and sparkle.

That's all for now, thanks for stopping by today :0)

Hugs B xx

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Another day in Mulberry Wood

Good evening all, wow where has today gone...there simply is not enough hours in the day!

Well I am back today with another peek from the new Everyday in Mulberry Wood designed by Ian Hallows. I have two cards to show using one stamp :0)....

What a cutie!! Here is the same stamp but a different colour way...

Crafter's Companion will be launching the POW on Create and Craft this Friday at 12 noon and don't forget to tune into Ideal World at 9.00pm tomorrow for the new embossing board POTD :0)

Bye for now

Hugs B xx

Monday, 15 October 2012

....back again :0) your eyes are not deceiving you I have posted twice in one day!!!! Lol. As I mentioned earlier Crafters Companion have something else new to be launched this week. So I have come back to share a peek at what it is :0) On Wednesday Sara has a POTD on Ideal World at 9:00 pm and will be bringing 2 new embossing boards....they are amazing!!!! and they are going to enable you to make some fantastic boxes and bags. Tonight I have a box to show you :0)

It really was simple to make and no doubt Sara will have some fab demos lined up to show you how easy they are :0)

I used an old board for the flowers and the tag, butterfly an buckle were all embossed from one of the new boards.

I will be back tomorrow with more peeks! :0)

Bye for now, hugs

B xx

Sneak peek in Mulberry Wood

Hi there, well Crafters Companion have done it again!! I am here today with a sneak peek with a card using one of the new stamps. We have had Christmas and now we have got Everyday in Mulberry Wood.....I am so excited the stamps are gorgeous as is the cd rom.

Here is the card I have to share today, I have used one of the stamps for this one....

The papers are stunning on the cd rom :0) here is a close up on the image which I coloured with my Spectrum noir pens.

I will be back with more Milberry sneak peeks, plus news of another new product from Crafters Companion are bringing :0)

Bye for now!

Hugs B xx

Monday, 1 October 2012

Crafters companion October challenge

This month over at the CC challenge blog the theme is birthdays.
I decided to use my gorgeous Humphrey stamp called Party Time.
Here is my card...

I used centura pearl card from the Dark set for my frame which I cut out using one of my fave dies from the die'sire range the Grace frame. I coloured my image in using my Spectrum Noirs here is a close up...

Hope you can join in with this months challenge where there will be 3 lucky winners!! For more info and the rules head over to the CC Challenge Blog, where you will be able to enter your card and also find some fantastic inspiration from the rest of the DT :0)
Hugs B xx

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

New stamps alert!!!

Good morning everyone I trust you are well :0) Been a bit of an emotional one with my eldest starting his first day of secondary's scary where the years go! With the boys back to school I hoping I will get back into my blogging routine and find the time to visit everyone :0). Today I am going to share a card that I have made using a new stamp from the Strawberry Kisses range from Crafters Companion.

A very simple card for me but with the ornate Die-sire die I didn't think it needed anything else. The kitten has been coloured with my spectrum noir pens, i stamped the image on to acetate and sprayed the wings with spray and sparkle which went over the wings I had coloured. I stamped the kitten for a third time and cut it out leaving the wings off and decoupaged :0) Here is a couple of close ups...

Thank you for stopping by today, I'm off to scoff a nice slice of carrot cake YUM!

Hugs B xx

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Honey I shrunk the die-sire and Humphrey.........

Good evening all :0) Have you seen the new absolutely fantastic range of dies that Crafters Comapnion have launched? They are called Die-Sire you can find them here, they really are marvellous!!

Tonight I am going to share something I made using the Grace frame rather than making a card I wanted to try something a bit here it is.

As you can see I have used the extremely cute Humphrey for my image and coloured him in with my Speccies. Isn't the frame just gorgeous?! So this I have actually made into a box which houses this...

A mini version!!!! Which I made into a keying, I must admit I had to experiment with the shrink plastic and found that the printable shrink plastic was best to cut with as it wasn't as thick as the Ranger version for example (which was hard to release from the die without it snapping). I have also fallen in love with shrink much fun it's something I have had for donkeys ages but have been too scared to use it lol

Here is the box and keying together so you can idea how small the die shrank down to.

Thank you for stopping by, hugs B xx

Monday, 13 August 2012

I have Internet back in my life...

...yippee!! And just in time to share a card with you, using one of the new Mulberry Wood stamps from Crafter's Companion :0) They are all lovely!!

Here is my first sneak peek I have to share

How cute is this image?!? I have used the coordinating cd rom for the papers and coloured it in with my speccies.

Here is a close up

I'm sure I have said it before the Mulberry Wood range have become one of my favourites from Crafters Companion and I love colouring in the stamps.

As you can see from the title I have had no Internet which has been a total pain in the you know where!! But I am back now with lots of lovely new things to share with you :0)

Bye for now
Hugs, B xx

Sunday, 15 July 2012

A Mulberry Wood card to share

Good evening everyone I hope you have had a fab weekend. I had a day off yesterday to go to a gig it was awesome but a mud bath lol

I have a card to share today using a stamp from the Mulberry Wood range the stamp I used is called Across The Miles and is so cute!

I coloured the image in using my Spectrum Noir pens and used some paper and a couple of embellishments from the awesome Cd Rom. Here is a close up of the image...

Thank you for taking the time to visit it is very much appreciated )

Hugs B xx

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Cleaning with my eyes closed!!

Good evening everyone I hope you are all well, nothing to share tonight I'm afraid :0( a little while back I lost the charger for my camera....well I found it hooray!! Mysteriously back where it's kept (which I checked 100 times lol) so away I went happy snapping away at my samples and other creations all ready to load on to my find the lead missing to my camera rofl well I had to laugh or I would of cried! The little blighter has been found in the boyfriends "man draw"!! So tonight I have celebrated with a glass of wine and can now upload my pics :0) so normal service resume shortly just didn't want anyone thinking I had disappeared.

Hugs B xx

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Sunday, 1 July 2012

Where did the POTW go? Lol....

Well I set my programmes to record on create and home from work and found out the Mulberry Wood POTW had sold out! To be honest I am not surprised the range truly is fantastic and I have so enjoyed working with it :0) Do not fret though if you missed out you can still get a fantastic deal from Crafters Companion

Here is a card I made using the cd rom

This is using a topper from the frame section of the cd rom with some coordinating paper. I also cut out a couple of snow globe from the embellishments section which I added to couple of die cut snowflakes.

For something a bit different I decided to give a bit of dimension to the card using my Collal glue gel.

Thanks for stopping by today, bye for now

Hugs B xx

Thursday, 28 June 2012

One more sleep!!!'

Not long to go now before the new Mulberry Wood range will be launched by Crafters Companion on Create and Craft. Today I have a card to share using one of the stamps.

How cute is this image?!? I stamped it onto Neenah card and coloured with my Spectrum Noir Pens and then added some glitter highlights.

Thank you for stopping by :0)

Hugs B xx

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

More Mulberry Wood sneak peeks

Good evening a late one for me today as I have had quite a busy one, after having a very upset 10 year old with an ear infection this morning who so badly wanted to be at his last sports day at primary, we decided to let him go. I can't tell you how proud I was of him he was made captain of his team and was fantastic!! and his team won which meant he got to lift the trophy :0) Any way onto today's sneak peek...

I have used a decoupage sheet from the cd rom which had a few little extra embellishments on including paper beads which I am loving right now!!

A very clean and simple card for me but I think it works well and the image is definitely one of my favourites on the cd rom.

Don't forget Crafters Comapnion will be launching the cd rom and stamps this Friday...I can't wait for the shows! I know everyone is going to love it, I am still full of ideas of projects I want to get started on :0)

Thank you for stopping by today and welcome to my new followers and of course thank you for all your lovely comments :0)

Hugs B xx

Monday, 25 June 2012

I'm still here!!! Wahoo...just in time for blog hop time :0)

Well I'm back...what with gallivanting and Royal Ascot and football tournaments and school meetings I haven't done much else......except having a play and making samples which I haven't been able to share, hence no posts. I am here today though to share a sneak peek from a new range from Crafters Companion, I in my opinion it is one of there best yet, I'm liking it just as much as Humphery and that's saying something!! So to celebrate the launch we are having a blog hop, yay!

As many of you know, Christmas starts in June for many papercrafters, so Crafter's Companion are starting to feel a little festive, launching the first of a new range, with artwork designed by artist Ian Hallows. The ‘Christmas in Mulberry Wood’ range (including six stamps, co-ordinating CD-ROM and two papercrafting collections by Hunkydory) will be Pick of the Week on Create & Craft from Midday on Friday!

To celebrate the launch, Crafter's Companion have organised a Blog Hop around some of the Design Team's blogs! If you have landed here from Pam's blog then you are hopping in the right direction. If not then you need to pop over to the Crafters Companion Newsblog to begin.

Everyone on the Design Team had so much fun creating with this new range from Crafter’s Companion and to celebrate the launch of these stunning new collections on Friday 29th June you have the chance to win the brand new 'Christmas in Mulberry Wood' CD-ROM.

All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning this great prize is visit each blog in order and then go back to the Crafter’s Companion News Views and Inspiration Blog to leave a comment about the range and the sneak peeks you’ve seen. On Friday June 29th, Crafter's Companion will pick two comments at random, to win the prize.

Here is what I have made using the cd with one sheet from the arid companion section and some of the gorgeous papers...

What's that then you say, well it my first ever double twisted easel card and certainly not my last :0)

I used my spray and sparkle which looks much better in real life.

I hope you like what you have seen so far :0)
From here, you need to hop to Gemma’s blog.

Keep popping back each day this week to see more sneak peeks!

bye for now, hugs B xx

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

An A-May-Zing Christmas

Well have I been a bad blogger :0( I have so busy lately with DT stuff and life in general I have had to put blogging aside. I promise I will catch up with all your lovely creations, it will probably take me all week lol

Today I wanted to share a couple of cards with you using some stamps from Nigel May's A-May-Zing range and this time it's Christmas and it is fab!! There is a truly A-May-Zing double disc cd rom and 12 rubber stamps. The products will be launched at 9.00pm tonight on Ideal World, it will be great!

The image is coloured with my Speccies and I used papers from the cd rom, the postcard is also on there ( there is a whole section of them) I distressed it with my inks and added a ribbon and bit of bling and hey presto! :0)

The next card is totally different and less traditional...

I used my speccies and also added some detail using my quickie glue pen and embossing powder. Again the papers are great! This one really looks if it has metallic silver on it but is actually printed :0)

I hope you like the cards and can tune into Ideal World tonight at 9.00pm. Apologies again for not being around I will hopefully soon be back in the swing of things!

Hugs B xx

Monday, 11 June 2012

A wedding card and a plea more rain!!!! Not sure anyone will be able to do anything but hey was worth a try. I am a little emotional today, this morning I had to wave goodbye to my eldest son who is 10 yrs old. He and his class mates have gone on their school trip and will be back Friday, they are not allowed to phone home which I don't really like but apparently it's all part of the adventure and growing up. I am sure he will have a blast none the less and will have plenty to tell me when he gets back!

This afternoon I have a wedding card to share that I was asked to make for someone. I keep thinking about getting another wedding stamp but I love this one.

I stamped the image onto Neenah card and coloured it in with my Spectrum Noir pens. I actually used my Sweets and cupcake treats embossing board from Crafters Companion and embossed and cut out a circle removing the embossed line which I then stuck onto a black circle which was embossed from the same design but this time I left the embossed line on. I was then able to stamp the image onto it using my rock-a-block. I embossed and cut out the wavy circle and nested the image onto it. Here's a close up of the image.

I decorated with my usual flowers and flourishes and personalised with the couples name.

I hope you like and thank you for stopping by today. Also welcome to my new followers I really appreciate you all takin the time to visit me.

Bye for now, hugs
B xx