Monday 1 December 2014

Dream Valley challenge 96 - True blue


Hope you are all well! We're still having our bathroom done at the moment so things are still a little chaotic at home but I did find time for a little play in my craft room :-) And just in time for our new challenge over at Dream Valley:


It really is about time I got stuck into my Christmas cards - they're never going to get done at this rate! Luckily, while I was at the craft show at the NEC a few weeks back I picked up a couple of the Christmas art pads from LOTV - they're so handy when you're as disorganised as I am :-) I love this little cutie and teamed her up with some of the yummy Christmas papers from LOTV and a gorgeous fluffy ribbon I'd got in my stash :-)

Right, I've got some presents to start wrapping while I'm feeling all christmassy :-) Make sure you pop over to Dream Valley to join in the fun and to enter our DT call.....

Love 'n' hugs,

Tuesday 18 November 2014

Dream Valley Challenge 95 - Anything goes!

Ooooops! Guess who forgot to schedule their blog post!!! I'm all over the place at the moment trying to keep the house running smoothly while we're having our new bathroom fitted. There's so much to do.... I was really glad of the excuse to do something a little different for our new challenge at Dream Valley...


I went to the craft show at the NEC recently and picked up a few more bits and pieces to add to my jewellery making collection that I'm starting to build up. I wanted to make a nice Christmassy set.... What do you think?

This is only my second attempt at making a double stranded wire bracelet - a lot more successful than my first attempt! I added a little extension chain with a little Christmas tree charm :-)

And a little pair of earrings to match - I love how quickly I can make a pair of earrings! Absolutely loving my new hobby! Thank you to my friend, Yvonne, for the inspiration :-)

Make sure you pop over to Dream Valley to join in all the fun!

Love 'n' hugs,

Monday 3 November 2014

Dream Valley Challenge 94 - Getting ready for Christmas!


I'm back! :-) Sorry I've been away so long - you may remember that I was packing away all my craft things ready for our house move when I last posted on here.... Well now we're all moved and settled in and (after 6 weeks of waiting!) we finally have internet connection - woohoo! :-) Things are still a little topsy turvy - not all of our boxes are unpacked and put away, and our bathroom is in a dreadful state awaiting new tiles and new plumbing and... well, new everything really. But the important stuff is unpacked so I can get back to my crafting and join in with my teamies over at Dream Valley again :-)

Goodness me! Last time I posted it was all sunshine and flowers and now we're:

Getting Ready for Christmas!!!!

So here it is, the first of my Christmas cards this year (I'll never learn to start in January, will I?!?)

And you won't be surprised by my LOTV image and papers.... I'm hoping they'll be at the NEC when I visit next week so I can top up my stash a bit more! :-)

Anyway, make sure you pop over to Dream Valley to join in all the festive fun!

Love 'n' hugs,

Monday 25 August 2014

Dream Valley Challenge 89 - Flowers


Wow! Things are busy at the moment! We're right in the middle of trying to move house and I've had to pack away all my craft things into boxes - sob! I just managed to get this card made before everything needed to be packed away and it's just in time for the latest challenge at Dream Valley:


It's my lovely Mom's birthday this week. Don't all Moms like a lovely vase of flowers??? :-)

I love this LOTV image - so pretty!

And I took a pic from a slightly different angle so you could see the gloss on the vase....

I went for a nice pink and blue colour scheme - I'm refusing to let go of summer, despite the weather!

Anyway, my house move has been delayed slightly (which is a nuisance cos the boys start their new school next week and I really don't fancy 3 hours of driving back and forth each day when it's only a 3 minute walk from the new house!) so I don't know when I'll be able to unpack my crafty stash - boo hoo :-( And it will more than likely interrupt my internet connection too, so if you don't hear from me for a while, don't worry! I will be back soon! :-)

In the meantime pop over to Dream Valley to join in all the flowery fun :-)

Love 'n' hugs, 

Monday 11 August 2014

Dream Valley Challenge 88 - Weddings!


We have a lovely new challenge for you over at Dream Valley.....


Now I don't now about you but it seems like everyone is getting married at the moment.... This is the first of three wedding cards I've made just recently and I've still got one to go :-) I love taking the opportunity to personalise a card to make it something the happy couple can keep and treasure....

Sorry the picture is a little blurry - I couldn't get it to focus properly no matter how hard I tried! :-(

Gorgeous little piccie from LOTV - you can't see all the glitter on the flowers etc either - grrrr!

This is better - in focus and glittery - yay! :-) Computer printed personalisation....

And again....!

Please pop over to Dream Valley and add your beautiful wedding creations to our challenge!

Love 'n' hugs,

Monday 28 July 2014

Dream Valley Challenge 87 - Favourite colour combo


Hope you are all well and having a lovely day :-) It's time for another challenge at Dream Valley. This time we would like to see your 

favourite colour combinations!

This lilac and turquoise colour scheme is a recent fave of mine thanks to the beautiful paper pad from LOTV. They're so pretty!  I recently made a birthday card for one of Charlie's school friends and his Mum really liked it and so asked me to make a few cards for her. This is the first I have to show you:

A close up of the image. You can just make out the sparkle on her skirt :-)

I love these pretty bunting stamps I have - fab for personalisation :-)

Anyway, I'd better be off. I'm suffering from a distinct lack of sleep after spending a chunk of the night at the hospital with my youngest son, Charlie, after he had a fit last night. It was so scary. If any of you have experience of this sort of thing, please feel free to tell me how everything is alright and I have no need to worry! The doctors told me all that last night but I think it will take time for me to believe it. Charlie is a lot better now and playing as if nothing ever happened :-)

Please pop over to Dream Valley to join in all the fun!

Love 'n' hugs,

Monday 14 July 2014

Dream Valley Challenge 86 - Summer!


It's time for another challenge at Dream Valley and this time our theme is


I chose a pretty little image from LOTV - it doesn't matter how old I get, I think I will always enjoy going on the swings in summer. I just hope my boys stay young enough for me to tag along with them to the park for a good few years yet! :-)

A close up of the image....

Make sure you pop over to Dream Valley to see all the other summery creations by the rest of the DT!

Love 'n' hugs,