Monday, 29 April 2013

Wild Orchid Crafts Sale

Just a quick heads up to let you know that Wild Orchid Crafts Spring/Summer Sale starts today.  10% off all products.  Only while stocks last, so be quick to get your spring/summer bargain.

There are also special offers and clearance items up for grabs with some canny discounts!


Our baby doll Ava came to visit with her daddy yesterday.  She was in top form, giggling, smiling and cooing the whole time.  She’s 3 months old already.  Man! Where does the time go?

She was flirting with her daddy in this one

Gazing at Gramps


Mmmm delish lol


Giggles for daddy




Sunday, 28 April 2013

Weekly candy winner

The winner of the £10 Wild Orchid Crafts voucher is

#397 Jocelyn K

Congratulations Jocelyn, please email me to claim your prize.  Please put WOC2804 in the subject line

The ribbon Girl Magnolia Only challenge

This month’s Magnolia Only challenge is to add a die cut, so I have added the Impression Obsession Heart Stems and Lala Land Heart Banner


That delish Pink Paislee paper pack was still sat on my desk begging to be used again, so very pretty.  The Silver Colour Butterfly was heat embossed with shabby white embossing powder.


Coloured with markers and pencils with sparklies added


The 15mm White Church Window Guipure lace, 15mm gem and diamante embellishment, Starburst Stamens, are all from The Ribbon Girl


The flowers are from Wild Orchid Craftsclassic sweet rose, cherry blossoms, 15mm roses, 6mm rose buds



Friday, 26 April 2013

Weekly candy

This week’s candy is a £10 voucher from Wild Orchid Crafts, the draw closes on Sunday evening.


Thursday, 25 April 2013

Fairy wishes

Oh my goodness, I have been without the internet for a few days and I have been tearing my hair out.  I love my iphone, don’t get me wrong but to try and use that exclusively instead of having my computer and wifi – gah!  It’s driven me nuts!  Still, I’m back online again so will be able to get some stuff posted. 

I’m late for the Saturated Canary challenge, but better late than never.  This week’s challenge is All things bright and beautiful with the option to follow a colour board, well me being me …. I sort of more or less(ish) followed it haha.


I have used one of the new rubber stamps, this is Fairy Wishes – isn’t she just a doll!  And of course coloured with the usual copics and pencils.  Oh and a touch of Glamour Dust for a bit of added bling.


The paperis Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden.  The little tag peeking out is a die from Crafty Sentiments and is the Fona Tag (love the broderie anglaise detail on this one!)


The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, and I have used small gardenia, cosmos daisies, 15mm roses.



Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Whimsy April Release sneak peek hop

Happy Tuesday to everyone!! This week is the new release at Whimsy Stamps and today is the Sneak Peek Blog Hop Day. Things are a little different this month since we will be showcasing the new release products for three days rather than for an entire week. Wednesday will be the Release Day Blog Hop and Thursday will be the Review Day Blog Hop. All of the new products will be available for you in the Whimsy Stamps shop tomorrow (Wednesday).

There will be a prize of TWO new release stamps for each of the blog hops for some lucky commenter. Each hop will last for 24 hours so be sure to leave a comment on each of the blogs listed on the Whimsy Inspiration Blog for each of the days. The prize locations are secret so hop along and enjoy seeing all of the creations made with the new Whimsy products. Winners will be announced on the Whimsy Inspiration Blog on Friday.

To have a SNEAK PEEK at today's creations using the new Whimsy products, please click on the links below.....

Amanda Reed - Guest Designer

Ann Vento

Deb Routledge

Iris Wiechmann

Janette Garcia

Simonne Clay

Tammy Louise Cunliffe

Jacque Beddingfield

and Me!


For my card today I have used the Wee Flower Fairies for Whimsy Stamps, aren’t they just the sweetest little dolls!!  I have also used my most favourite border die ever ..  Lace Doily border die.

The paper is DCWV Preppy Princess, the flowers and organza ribbon are from Wild Orchid Crafts – flowers used are Trellis Rose, 20mm roses, 15mm roses, 10mm roses.



Monday, 22 April 2013

Sugar Nellie for WOC

It’s Wild Orchid Challenge day and this time we have to use Twine (I LOVE nice and easy challenges!!).  I dug out my Sugar Nellies and ended up spending ages deciding which one to use, and I now have a pile of rubber on my desk shouting to be used as a result haha.

This is Hazel and Nutty.  Love these stamps, and wish Sugar Nellie would bring out more.  They are so quick and easy to colour and are just so super cute too.


I have used the new Forever Friends Kraft Notes paper pad – you will see a lot of this on my blog in the coming weeks, it’s flipping gorgeous!!

Coloured with the usual copics and pencils, with Glamour Dust added to the wings for a bit o’ bling.


Wild Orchid Crafts flowers used are cottage rose, fabric daisies, 20mm roses, sweetheart blossoms, lilies and the new resin mixed colour flower embellishments.  The Divine Twine is also from WOC.

he heart die cuts are from an Impression Obsession Heart Stems die and the lace border is  a Doo Hickey Vintage box lacing coffee die


The Everyday Button sentiment and cordinating button die are by Whimsy Stamps.


Back tomorrow with a card for the New Whimsy Stamps release.  In fact …. don’t keel over with shock …..  I have FIVE cards to post this week.  My poor Kindle is feeling VERY neglected haha.



Sunday, 21 April 2013

Candy winner

The winner of that fab Whimsy Stamps border die is ….


#272 Nina-Jayne Sheridan

Congratulations Nina-Jayne, please email me your address so I can get this in the mail to you this week.  Please put WC19/04 in the subject line.

Friday, 19 April 2013

Weekly Candy

This week I am giving away one of my favourite dies (I use mine so much I am afraid I am going to wear it out!!)  It’s the Whimsy Stamps Lace Border Die.

As always entry is open to all, and I will post worldwide.


Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Wey hey, a card!

Yep, a card at last!  I have been so ill, and still am but I figure if I don’t get myself motivated I will still be sat here feeling sorry for myself next week!  So I managed to talk myself into getting creative this afternoon, and here’s a Sarah Kay card for my efforts.


I have used one of the new Noor! Design Floral Flourishes dies.  That birdhouse is just too cute.  I have also used the gorgeous Square Frame from Noor! Design.


The stamp is called Spring is Back, and has been coloured with copics and pencils.

The papers are Prima (a mix of Fairy Belle and Divine).  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, I have used 15mm roses, 20mm roses, sweetheart blossoms, chrysanthemum and hellebore.


The card is in my Etsy Shop




Monday, 15 April 2013

WOC Voucher winner

Apologies I  have been MIA, I have had this flu and man!  I don’t think I have ever felt this poorly.  I didn’t even turn the computer on over the weekend, now that’s a first!

So I need to announce the winner of the £10 Wild Orchid Crafts voucher, and that’s you

Rene from Oz

Congratulations, please email me to claim your prize.  Please put WOC£10 in the subject line

Friday, 12 April 2013


And even more candy!  It’s weekly candy time and this week it’s a £10 voucher from Wild Orchid Crafts up for grabs.  Candy closes Sunday evening


WOC Taster Candy winner

The winner of the delish taster candy kindly supplied by Wild Orchid Crafts is

Anne Carr

Congratulations Anne, please email me your address so I can post your prize off to you.  Please put WOC taster candy in the subject line.

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Anything goes at Saturated Canary

Man I love Thursdays, it’s Saturated Canary Challenge day!  This week it’s Anything Goes, and as per I was running late with my cards but had the card already made up from a while back so just had to colour up Easter Dress (yes I’m weeks behind with Easter cards too haha)


The usual copics and pencils were used to colour her up. 


And I used some of the delish new flowers in stock at Wild Orchid Crafts, the Taupe Cottage Roses are new – yum!  The other flowers used are aster daisies, 20mm roses, 15mm roses.

The berries are from The Ribbon Girl


The papers are Pion Design – LOVE these!  And the doily die is a Cheery Lynn Spring Flower Burst die.




Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Wild Orchid Crafts New Goodies Candy

As promised here’s the new goodies candy from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Aren’t those new colours just delish?  All these and more are now in stock (and there are some fab offers on at the mo too) so pop across to the website


The candy will run till Thursday and I will draw a winner then.  Entry is open to all and I will post worldwide, as always.

Monday, 8 April 2013

Sarah Kay’s Picnic of Daisies

I dug my Sarah Kay stamps out again on the weekend and had a play.  When I first saw the theme for this week’s Wild Orchid Challenge I balked.  These are so not my colours (well they weren’t …) BUT I love how this card turned out.  Purple and Green together are sublime!  Thanks Mindy 


The stamp is Picnic of Daisies, I just adore the innocence Sarah Kay manages to capture.  She has been coloured with Copics and pencils

Skin:  E11, 00, 000, 0000, R30
Purple: V99, 95, 93, 91 and dark purple pencil
Green: BG99, 96, 93, 90 and Paynes Grey pencil
Basket: E44, 42, 40 and light umber pencil
Grass: BG96, YG63, 61, G20


The flowers used are all from Wild Orchid Crafts and are Cottage roses, cherry blossoms, 15mm roses, 10mm roses, and have tucked some white stamens in amongst the flowers.  The colours are Walnut (purple) and Moss Green).  I have used a ~Cheery Lynn Bird Cage die (and heat embossed with Frantage embossing powder).  The lace is one of the new products in stock at Wild Orchid Crafts.  They have also had massive restocks of all colours of flowers with lots more expected (including more new goodies!!!)  The border die is by Whimsy Stamps Lace Doily 1 border die


A peek at the inside


I’ve popped this card in my Etsy shop




Sunday, 7 April 2013

Candy Winner and new stuff news

Just a quick heads up for Wild Orchid Crafts fans ….. the new mixed colour Wild Roses and Chrysanthemums are now in stock, and they have also updated the website with lots of back in stock products.  I am anxiously waiting for a parcel to arrive next week and in there is a taster give away, so keep your eyes peeled!

And now for this week’s candy winner – that’s you

#13 Wicked Witch

Congratulations, please email me your address so I can post your prize off to you. Please put Candy0504 in the subject line

Friday, 5 April 2013

Weekly Candy

I have some stamps up for grabs this week – Inkadinkado Floral Flourishes stamp set and a Tina Wenke Sweet Sharing stamp.  As always entry is open to all, the draw closes on Sunday evening, and entry is via the linky below

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I have six winners to announce and a big thank you to Paula at Which Craft UK for her generosity.  So if the following peeps could email me their addresses I will forward them on so you can get your Vintage Book & Box Templates next week.

#250 LizB
#176 moira
#292 JoyceE
#131 ElaineW

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Sarah Kay–Puppy Love

I had a play last night and inked up one of my beloved Sarah Kay stamps, this one is Puppy Love.


The papers are those gorge Bildmalarna Wild Flowers again, lazy me hadn’t put them away after the last card I made (plus I LOVE these colours together).   The stamp was coloured with copics and pencils and I remembered to make a note of the colours used:

Skin: E11, 00, 000, 0000, R20, R30
Hair: E29, 25, 23
Apron/Shoes: E43, 42, 41, 40 french grey 50%
Dress/Hat: R59, 56, 85, 83, 81, burnt carmine
Doggie: C7, 5, 3, 1, 0, 00 black
Key: YR24, 11
Shadowing: Muted turquoise, cool grey 50%


Some of the new goodies in stock at Wild Orchid Crafts had to go on the card Smile

2 tone burgundy Wild Roses, 2 Tone burgundy Cosmos Flowers, plus hip rose buds, 15mm roses and a cottage rose in the new taupe colour.  The lace is also one of the new lines in stock.

The hearts are one of my new purchases, they are from the Impression Obsession Heart Stems , who needs leaves with this beauty!  The corner is a La-La Land Filigree Corner die


I’ve popped this card in my Etsy Shop




Wednesday, 3 April 2013

A Which Craft Give Away

The lovely Paula from Which Craft UK has given me 6 Vintage Book & Box Templates to give away to my followers.  Aren’t they fab?!


Just pop your name in the linky and I will draw 6 winners tomorrow night,