Friday, 21 February 2014

Hobby House Inspiration - Bluebell Wood

Good morning...

I'm back with a little Hobby House inspiration for you today

The image is from the Bluebell Wood topper sheet available at The Hobby House. These toppers are so useful when you don't have the time to colour up an image for a card

The card base is a Go Kreate Filly #5 XXL Die and is covered with Nitwits 'Petal Fresh' papers. I don't normally work with blues but really love the crisp fresh look it's given.

The dies are Marianne Creatables English Rose, La La Land Folding Banner, Die-namics Rolled Daisy and Memory Box's Small Pinwheel Posie and Joy Crafts 6003/0023 Butterfly.

The blue brad, flatback pearls, white cherry blossoms and ribbon are all available from The Hobby House.

And here's a close up of that cute topper.

Have a lovely day and thank you for visiting.

Big Hugs,
Janine xx

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Hobby House Midway Reminder

Good morning crafting friends, I hope you have a lovely weekend planned.

I'm here to remind you that we're half way through our February challenge so you still have plenty of time to enter our current challenge, which is a nice easy

Anything Goes

You can enter a maximum of 3 times and all you need to do is use at least 1 Hobby House product and mention it in your post

I've used the pretty new topper by Elizabeth Bell called 'Quiet Moments'. They're a lovely combination os pinks, browns and greens - my favourite!

The papers are Nitwits 'Always and Forever' and have been matted onto kraft. The pretty double bow has been made on my bow-it-all (my new favourite gadget) using Hobby House ribbons and a pearl medallion. Unfortunately the photo doesn't really show up the pearl swirl very well. I've also used HH vintage lace and roses as well as flatbacked pearls on the corners.

This is such a pretty topper set and just right for spring, which is hopefully just around the corner.

The die cuts used are Marianne Creatables LR0151, EK success Rock Fern (hiding under the pink rose!) and Cheery Lynn's Kiwi Doily.

Happy Crafting,

Big Hugs, 
Janine xx

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Divas by Design - With Love

Good morning blogging friends...

Well it's already half way through the week - I can't believe it, but that means it's time for another new challenge over at

and this weeks new challenge is all ready for those Valentine cards you've been making. The theme is

With Love

Now it can be anything to do with Love. It doesn't have to be a Valentine it could be Weddings or Anniversaries, anything to do with Love.

My card today has been made using Heart Key Marci from La La Land and I've used lots of new La La Land dies which I bought recently too. I really enjoyed making it and I hope my DH will like it when he receives it on Friday!

The design papers are Pion's 'Roses' and all the dies have been edged with vintage photo. On the lace I stuck little rhinestones to give it a bit more bling and the little hearts were leftovers from some die cuts which I coloured with Copics. The big red heart is a button I found in my stash and the roses are from The Hobby House.

Marci has been coloured with Copics:

Skin : E0000, E000, E00, E11, E21, E93, E20
Dress : R89, R85, R83, R81, RV0000  E77, E74, E71, E70
Shoes : W7, W5, W3, W1
Key : E33, Y17, Y15, Y11  R59, R46, R29, R22

Dies Used :

La La Land - Open Leaf, Heart Key, Steampunk Heart Cogs, Folding Banner and Wings,
DooHickey Heart Tag and Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily.

Hope you can join us with all your Loved-Up creations.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-

Crafting for All Seasons - Show us some Romance
Cuttlebug Mania - A Touch of Red
Deep Ocean - Love is All Around
Sweet Stamps - Love
Creative Colours - Use Pink, Red, Kraft/Khaki
Bunny Zoes Crafts - Hearts/Love
The Ribbon Reel - Be My Valentine
Dream Valley Challenges - Tag You're It!

Happy Crafting.

Big Hugs,
Janine xx

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Love Me Do...

Hello blogging friends....

I hope you're all having a lovely weekend. 
The sun is shining here which makes a nice change from all that rain we've been having recently.

My card today is one of two which appeared in last months Papercraft Essentials and was showcased on the Wee Stamps facebook page yesterday. I was so excited to see my first cards published - Wow my minute of fame, lol!

I was really pleased with how this card turned out and Wee Stamps 'Love Me Do' was such a joy to colour. Aren't they just so cute!

The base of the card was cut with a Go Kreate Frilly #5 XXL die and covered with Nitwits 'Always and Forever' papers. I've used a mixture of Hobby House roses and WOC flowers teamed with some flat pearls and a pearl string.

The image has been coloured with Copics..

Skin : E0000, E000, E00, E11, E21, R11
Suit : C0, C1, C3, C5, C7
Shoes : C0, C3, C5, C7, C9
Dress : W00, W0, W1
Flowers : Y21, Y38, R81, R83, R85
Leaves : YG03, YG63, YG67
Brides Hair : E50, E53, E43, E57
Grooms Hair : E21, E23, E25, E29

Products from The Hobby House :- 
Love Me Do rubber stamp ( also available as a digital from Wee Stamps),
Roses, Flatback Pearls, Pearl String, Whimsy Definitions Notables 4 sentiment, Whimsy Dainty Notables 4 Die

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges :

Pink Gem Challenge - All You Need is Love
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Love is All Around
Sugar Creek Hollow - Love and Adore
Just For Fun - Love is in the Air
Treasured Times - Layering
In the Pink - Valentines or Romance
Crafting for All Seasons - Show us some Romance
Crafty Sentiments - Love is in the Air

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I shall be back soon with my 2nd Papercraft Essentials card 'Wee One'

Happy Crafting,

Big Hugs,
Janine xx