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Saturday, 16 April 2011


When you make a card, and it turns out just how you wanted, and you love it straight away. With a lot of my cards,  I don't get this  feeling, and  they grow on me slowly, but this one looked right straight away.
The image is  the sugar nellie digi Connie, coloured with copics
The gardenia is from wild orchid
White card embossed with swiss dots folder
Roses and butterflies from  stash
I am entering this card in 2 challenges

Wild Orchid Challenge 21  wings

Dream Valley Challenge 4 things with wings

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog , and for any comment you may leave Irene xx

Friday, 15 April 2011


There is a new challenge blog starting on Wed 4th May calledDivas by Design. They have fab blog candy on offer, and are also looking for DTs. I would love to join their DT, so need to show 3 of my cards. It was difficult to choose just 3, but here are the ones I have picked

Wish me luck, Irene                                                                     


Hi all just a short post to let you know the winner of my blog candy, picked by random org is

                                                     no 21 Lizzie

Congratulations, please let me have your full name and address, and I will post it out asap, you can contact me via the contact button in my right sidebar, thanks Irene

Wednesday, 13 April 2011


Just been clearing my desk and found this card that I made earlier this week for the LOTV challenge, and realized that I hadn't submitted it, so better do it quickly at it closes soon.
Backing paper is from, papermania Birdsong paperpack
Image LOTV coloured with copics
Flowers prima coloured with copics
Sentiment from Pinkgem.
 Challenges entered
                                 LOTV 91 peach and green
                                 incy wincy designs  89   flower frenzy
 Thanks for visiting my blog.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011


I said that if I got an extra 10 followers to my blog that I would add extras to my candy, well as I have passed this amount, I am adding some flowers and ribbon. There are still 2 days left, so if you  haven't already added your name, please do, just click on the picture of my candy in my sidebar, and it will take you to the post and just add your name in mr linky, Thanks Irene xx

Sunday, 10 April 2011


It is our wedding anniversary tomorrow, 41 years, how time flies, and also my birthday, here is the card I have made for my hubby, following the criteria for LESS IS MORE CHALLENGE wk 10, a 1 layer card with sentiment as the focus.

I had to be very quick adding this card to my blog, otherwise I would have been very tempted to  keep adding to it, still don't find less is more, easy. The sentiment is computer generated, as I don't have a fancy anniversary stamp. Anyway of to sit in the garden for a bit, hope  the weather stays good for tomorrow, off for a trip to the lake district, and maybe i'll find a craft shop!!

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog, love reading your comments, Irene                                                                  

Thursday, 7 April 2011


I won the Feb prize draw on docrafts, and as it is my birthday next week, I have decided to give some of my winnings away (there was so much stuff I would never be able to use it all). Candy consists of

Papermania Birdsong 8x8 paperpack
Papermania Birdsong chipboard shapes
 Papermania Birdsong cardstock stickers
Papermania Birdsong clear border stamps
Papermania Birdsong  trellis stamps
Crystal stickers

You do not have to become a follower of my blog to enter,, but I would like you to add my candy to your sidebar, and spread the word,
 but if I get 10 more followers I will add something else to the candy. 
Candy will close on thurs 14th April and I will announce the winner on Fri 15th
 Please add your name in mr linky
Good Luck

Tuesday, 5 April 2011


Here is a quick card for the less is more challenge a touch of red

I am sending this card to a friend who has just lost her brother, the image is a digi fromdigistamp boutique printed straight onto the card and sentiment added in my craft studio, all 4 sides of the card have been scored, although it doesn't show up very well in the picture, and red pearls have been added to the center of the flowers, a really simple card, but very effective.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, all comments are appreciated, Irene

Friday, 1 April 2011


I just love this LOTV  image it's one that I bought at the Harrogate show, and here's the card I have made

it has no sentiment at the moment, I will add one when I have decided who it is being sent to.
 The spotty paper is from Craftworkcards,vintage rose paper pack
Image coloured as usual with copics
Flowers from WOC
Ribbon, butterfly, and corsage pins from Country Baskets (wholesale warehouse)
I am entering this card in the following challenges

LOTV challenge spring
wild orchid challenge a sketch
craftuscrazy spring
cupcakecraft flowers for mum

 Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, all comments are very much appreciated, Irene xx