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One for the Girls


Crafty Angels Challenge this week is …. One for the Girls …. that’s us ladies anything girlie girlie.

Sassy or what …. Cheeky Rockability from the Greeting Farm is adorable and so flirty …. check out the hair-band ….if you’d like to see where I got the inspiration for this …. click on Saturday in the right hand bar and all will be revealed …. sorry in advance Robin but just had to do it.

Stitched a layer of soft white lace on the inside of the card …. which was given to me by a very talented carmaking duo …. Jenny and her Mum Linda …. along with some other delish goodies …. and made two apertures so that the pretty lace could be seen through …. click on the image for a larger peep. Stamped flower image is from Stampin Up and coloured both images with my pro-markers. At the centre of the flower is a really pretty rose which was bought from Laura’s shop …. eh that reads like I bought one rose …. it’s really a large pack of them.


Here Comes Summer


This weeks challenge at Crafty Angels is Summer and here is my card. Finally using all the pro-markers hubby bought for me..

Entering for the PaperPlay Challenge – Pretty PastelsShirl

One for Sam


Hope you’re all having a well earned break this

Easter Monday

Talking about Monday… we all know what that means to us crafters…. yay!!!

Crafty Angels challenge time. This week we have a sketch (provided by Sandie) for you to follow. As you probably know I am not keen on sketches….only because I can’t seem to stick to the game plan….always wanting to add extra or make changes….think I have done quite well with my nephew Sam’s card.

Used the greeting Farm image… Ian…bought from the Crafty Angels on line store….no colouring this time…. hand not up to it until the stitches come out (only one more week)…. and to make matters worse all my new pro-markers arrived Friday….as you can imagine chomping at the bit to use them.

Stamped onto a white nestie oval, then stamped again…but this time embossed the image onto a smaller orange nestie oval…married up the two images. Wanted some height for the ovals so used pinflair gel to glue together.

I made the letters at Laura’s crop last month…you will find more info here South East Crafters. If having loads of fun.. lots of laughs (especially when Breeda is there)…learning new techniques….then this is the place for you…I just love it and can’t wait for each month’s crop.

The theme last month was distressing…adore it. We used the Tim Holtz grunge board (as well as lots of other goodies)…coloured with paint daubers, sanded and then diamond glazed all over.

Used a blanket stitch for the papers, punched a heart (I’m sure Sam won’t mind this on his card) and the buttons are from my stash.

Entering for these challenges:
Anya Ink – Anything Goes
Paper Jewels – Sewing & Buttons
A Spoon Full of Sugar – One for the boys
Sweet Stampin Challenge – It’s a Man’s World
Anyone for Anya – Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge – Buttons

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of Monday

Hugs Shirl

x x x




Here is the card which fits into the Box Envelope ….could not show it before because it is my DT card for the Crafty Angels Challenge today. It’s my turn to pick the challenge this week and I have chosen Paper Piecing……ahhh just love it.


Please hop over and see what the lovely DT’s have created and leave a bit of sunshine with your comments….we could certainly do with it.

Laura sent us this gorgeous stamp, the lace, cream flowers and the delish K & Co papers…. so this is what I came up with.

Stella is so pretty she is from The Greeting Farm… you can buy her here. Stencil inked….(used the edge of a scalloped card for this)…. around the edges of the card…. inked the edges of the circle and also the lovely butterfly. Punched out an envelope and also added a butterfly which looks a bit squashed but trust me it isn’t I folded it so when you open the envelope it pops up.

Entering into these challenges:
Allsorts Challenge – Spring is in the Air
Stamp Something – Distressed Something
Quirky Crafts Challenge #24 – Flowers
Frosted Designs – Think Spring
Roses on Paper Challenge – Punch it
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #17 – Spring into Spring
Simon Says Challenge – A Splash of Green


Box Envelope


I never seem to get time to show you the box envelopes that I make so this time I have decided to show you the box first and if you would like to see the card which I have made for it, then you will have to keep popping back to see if I have posted it.

I adore making these envelope boxes and because they have depth to them it means you can layer the card quite high.


Papers are K & Co, May Arts Ribbon, cream flowers and lace are from the lovely Laura, orange and yellow flowers from stash, lastly leaves are punched. Nearly forgot to mention I have put two little magnet discs under the paper, one top and bottom so that when you close it stays shut…. cool eh.

Sandie asked the question did I have a template…. I don’t… I actually saw this in a magazine and it was made for an ATC. Light bulb moment and decided to adapt. This is for a 6×6 card and I had to join two pieces of card to make sure the flaps overlap but apart from that not hard to make. Maybe do a tutorial if anyone is interested.


Entering into these challenges:
Cupcake Craft Challenge – Going Green
Hand Full of Stamps #19 – Lucky 4 (four of the same flowers on the box).
Crafty Catz #24 – Spring
My Time To Craft #83 – Lovely Lace
By The Cute & Girly – March Challenge – Spring is in the Air
The Pink Elephant – Spring
Rosie-D’s Challenge 66 – Think Spring


Miss Love Anya


Crafty Angels challenge time andSandie has set this weeks challenge, she has chosen….Lace and Hearts….good one….have a confession to make it should have been me setting the challenge but I was so behind with everything because of just coming back from holiday that Sandie offered to do it for me….owe you one Sandie and thanks

Back to card….Love Anya (Greeting Farm Stamp from Crafty Angels Store) is the image I chose and sat her on a nestie, coloured with copics and pro markers (still haven’t enough of either).

Picked up a pack of the red heart lace doilies when I was in the UK…(came in handy) and the lace is from my stash. Stitched the lace to the doily and also stitched on the papers which are from HOTP.Entering for:

Moxi Fab – Doily and Lace Challenge




Evonne has set the challenge this week at Crafty Angels…. pop on over and have a go…. the theme is Butterflies, which I know you will all agree, we adore them on our cards.

This is my first card as a DT Member with Crafty Angels (late because of being on holiday not a good start) but Laura is sooo sweet she has forgiven me…. thanks Laura.

Chose an Anya image…. which I just happened to have bought from Crafty Angels On Line Craft Store…. to compliment the butterfly which is…. I think…. a Cookie Cutter die cut…. It comes with two dies, one is plain and the other is fancy… really pretty and so three dimensional… note to myself should use it more. Paper pieced and coloured the image also added a few liquid pearls for good measure.

No background paper just stamping… used my new toys which I bought from Stamping Up. Irene had a party when I was home and I added a few goodies to my stash.

Ribbon, flowers, buttons and gems all from stash.

Entering for:

KL Stampin N Scrappin – Button Down The Hatches – Challenge #20

The ABC Challenge – Paper Piecing

Charisma Cardz Challenges # 10 – Butterflies


Anya Distressed and still in the Pink


I think Anya looks really pretty surrounded with all her finest shabby chic odds and ends.

Coloured her with Pro Markers & Copics, scrunched the card very carefully to crease it, sanded the paper then cut and distressed all the edges before I brushed them with ink. The papers, which I stitched on, were also ripped and distressed, (have to say this is what I love doing).

Randomly pleated the pale pink lace before I stitched onto the card. Made two bows with more of the lace and also cut a couple of strips of lace and tied in a bundle with some string (had to bleach the string because it was the wrong colour) then teased apart. Flowers and pearls are all from my ever growing stash.


Have just found some more challenges to enter her into…

K L Stamping and Scrapping # 14 – Nesties Punches or Dies

Paper Take Weekly Challenge – Pretty Pink Papertake

Crazy 4 Challenges – Pretty in Pink

Creative Inspirations Challenge #24 – Distressing.

Crafty Creations – Textures, they want at least three different textures on your card.

PaperPlay Challenge – Pink, White & Green

Charisma Cardz ChallengeLeanne has chosen this weeks challenge and it’s…. Anything New….my new is the pink lace. She has just moved to the UAE and I am sure she will love it. We lived in the Middle East for seven years and just adored the ex-pat way of life… still do as we now live in Ireland.

Back home to the UK (after all this time I still call it home) this week and just can’t wait as I have not seen my beautiful grandchildren since September. Time to take lots more photos of them and to update my side bar as Amber is already moaning (as an 11 year old girl does) that the photo is horrible.


Anya Again


This is for the One Stop Craft Challenge #63 – Fancy Edges or Corners. Can you believe it until I started to type the heading, I read the challenge as an ….and instead of an or …. oh well have to get the ole peeps checked out but the corners do look nice.

You should pop over and take a look because all the DT cards are amazing.

Just realized another blue, purple and pink card …. must change my colour scheme for the next card.Shirl

Thank You


Just wanted to leave a quick Thank You to everyone for all your lovely comments over the last few months and I wish everybody all that they could wish for in 2010. x x x

Some really exciting news I was so lucky to be chosen as a Guest Designer in March for Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge. Just can’t wait.

The cute image is from the Miss Anya Love Set.