Tuesday, 25 September 2012

The winner is.............................

We are pleased to announce the winner of our mini blog hop..............

Are you ready..................

insert drum roll please!



please contact me by e-mail.

Thank you all for joining in, we will be having another blog hop soon, watch this space. 

Happy crafting 



Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Birthday Celebrations..................

Hi there,

Today I went to my monthly meet up and craft session, a group of us all meet in each others houses to craft and have a good natter, well this month we had two Birthdays to celebrate, Hazel's and Jane's.

I made both of them a card and I would like to share them with you.

Here is Hazels one, it is an easel card with some ribbon weaving, a new technique for me!

Hazel's Birthday Card.

I used Labels 23 grand, Fancy framed tags one, Ranger embossing powder in weathered white and Elegant frond rubber stamp by Just Rite, Pearls and ribbon are from my stash.

Close up of the ribbon weaving.

Close up of the Embossing.

Next is Jane's card, I just love the way this one came out!

Jane's card closed.

Jane's card opened.

Close up of the flower and layers.
I used Spellbinders Decorative Circles one, Blossom Five, Majestic Circles, G45 Ladies Diary papers, Just rite Botanical medallions set (verse) and Antique linen Distress ink.

Don't forget there is still time to win a set of spellbinders die, go here to find out more.

Happy Crafting


Monday, 17 September 2012

Mini Spellbinder challenge......and how to win a set.....

Hi there,

A challenge was set two weeks ago for Martine and I, to create some cards using the new set of dies called.................................. A2 Fancy Weave, these are brand new from Spellbinders and are designed by Cindy Echtinaw Designs for Spellbinders.

So Martine and I decided to have a mini Blog hop between us.

Here is what I made using the A2 Fancy Weave Dies.........................................

A2 Fancy Weave frame

Close up of the Flower made with Blossom 5

 I have used the following products on this card.
  • Spellbinders A2 Fancy Weave 
  • Spellbinders Foliage II
  • Spellbinders Blossoms 5
  • Spellbinders Garden Lattice A4 embossing folder
  • Bundled Sage Distress Ink
  • Just Rite Botanical Medallions
  • Vintage Glass Glitter
With the exception of the Glass glitter, all products used are available from Oysterstamps

For my next creation I made a box, but you know me not just an ordinary box! It is a nice size to add a lipstick or a tube of sweets and give as a token present

 You could attach a hanging loop to the back and hang on the Christmas tree hhhmmmmm I may just have to give that one a go!

Gift Box

Close up of the coloured image

 I have used the following products.

  • Spellbinders A2 Fancy Lattice
  • Spellbinders Labels 28
  • Spellbinders A4 Embossing folder Dainty Dots
  • Whimsy stamps Fluffy on the Lilly
  • Promarkers
  • Organza Ribbon
  • Pearls

With the exception of the Promarkers everything else is available from Oysterstamps

Now here is what you need to do; if you would like to win a set of these dies. You will need to make a comment and follow me, then hop over to Martine tomorrow  and make a comment and follow her.

All the names will go into a hat and a winner will be picked. The winner will be announced on Tuesday 25th September at @ 8.00AM.

I do hope you enjoyed what I created with these loverly dies, don't forget to comment and follow if you would like to win a set of these dies.

Now don't forget to hop on over to Martine tomorrow to see what she has created.

Happy Crafting


Thursday, 13 September 2012

In it to win it.................

As the title says you have to be in it to win it. I can hear you all asking what can I win, well ladies and gentlemen.

If you would like to win one of the latest Spellbinder dies. Please join me here on Monday the 17th and all will be revealed!

Happy Crafting


Wednesday, 5 September 2012

An elegant Christmas................

Hi fellow crafters.

I hope you are all well and busily crafting.

I would like to share with you a card I made the other night.

Here it is.................................

I love making paper pleats. 

I used the following Products.

  • MS PATP Cherish
  • Just Rite Christmas Miracle Ornaments
  • Spellbinders Persian Accents
  • Wow Rich Gold embossing powder
  • Spellbinders Christmas Ornaments
  • MS Mini Score Board for the paper pleating
  • Couture Creations Embossing folder Constellation
The products that are in Purple are Available from Oysterstamps

Shall I sneak in another one..................... Yea I think I will

Better view of the Poinsettia and the Decorative pattern on the Die.

I used the following products

  • Spellbinders Decorative labels 8
  • Spellbinders labels 8
  • Spellbinders Poinsettia
  • MS Branch Punch
  • Prima say it in Crystals
  • Glamour Dust Glitter
  • Memory Box Stamp Merriest season

Except for the MS Branch Punch, you can get these products from Oysterstamps.

I hope you enjoyed looking at my creations, I read all of your comments and enjoy reading what you think of my work.

Happy Crafting


Happy Crafting Barbara