My lovely followers x

Monday 28 April 2014

It's a 'Whiteout'........!

Morning bloggers, from a very damp Wiltshire....not too bothered though, as I don't need to leave the house until tomorrow evening, so lots of craftiness to look forward to.
Just a quick blog to show you the card I made for my lovely sis-in-law, Ros's birthday, a couple of weeks ago......I've gone back to almost all white with this one, they're still one of my fave type of cards to make.
Just want to remind you of a couple of things first ......'Texture' challenge and DT call at  
and a commenting competition at the 
facebook page
Anyway here is todays card, hope you like it....

White linen cardstock from Papermill,
of course .... (who else??)
Various dies and an embossing board.
I just wanted to keep this nice and elegant.

The gorgeous little flowers are from 
Lucinda who owns Petal Lu has just opened her web shop, if you click on the above link, it will take you straight there. The flowers are absolutely delightful, and are all handcrafted by Lucinda. Checkout all the fab comments she gets HERE

Glad you could pop by today, I have a very inky card to show you next time, so look forward to catching you soon.
Bye for now,
Barbara xx
I'm entering this card into the following challenges :-

That Craft Place
The Squirrel and The Fox - Dies & punches
Craft for the Craic
Cut it up

Saturday 26 April 2014

Spring flowers and a chance to win a fab box of Papermill cardstock.....

Hi everyone....I'm back today with another fab commenting competition from PAPERMILL
Pop over to their facebook page, and leave a little comment, for a chance to win a great box of cardstock in beautiful Spring colours.
I've used a few different colours in my DT floral cards....

White hammered
Baby pink
Lime green
Daffodil yellow

White hammered
Lime green 
Post-box red
Mocha brown

White linen
 Lime green
New lilac.

White hammered
Lime green
Purple grape

Hope you've enjoyed looking....
love reading your comments too.
Back soon,

I'm entering this post into the following challenges :-
Craft for the Craic
Stampin with the dragon
4 Crafty Chicks
Creative Moments 

Saturday 19 April 2014

New Challenge and DT Call at Oak House Studio......

Morning everyone, Happy Easter.....hope you're having a relaxing weekend. 
Just a very quick post today to remind you of a couple of things
No.1) The new challenge has started on the OAK HOUSE STUDIO blog. The theme is TEXTURE, so lots of scope there. There is a fabulous prize of £40 worth of products too!
No.2 There is also a DT call at Oak House Studio, to join us happy team of crafters. Please checkout the OHS blog HERE for full details of how to apply.
Anyway, now onto my DT card for the challenge....
I loved making this one, and sent it to a very dear friend (she knows who she is....)

 ALL cardstock is from PAPERMILL
The die-cut bird is from Sizzix
Ribbon & pearls from stash,
and everything else from 
Oak House Studio.

Colour Chemistry inks from OHS are fabulous....I love them. The colours can be as vivid or as subtle as you want, but I don't often 'do' subtle! haha.
If you want to checkout a very simple tutorial using these inks, please pop over to the Papermill blog HERE

I'll be back in a day or so, as I have lots of family/friends birthday cards to show you.
Have a great weekend.

Tuesday 8 April 2014

Butterflies everywhere......

Evening all, hope you've had a good day.  I've had a really busy couple of days, and managed to make 16 cards since Sunday....whoohoo, that's caught me up a bit with things I needed to make, thankfully.
Tonight I just want to show you some quick cards I made for a PAPERMILL tutorial on 'batch card-making'
All cardstock is from Papermill.
I've used the lovely Zen Butterfly from 
and gorgeous Colour Chemistry Inks from
If you want to read the whole tutorial, pop over to the Papermill blog Here
Hope you like them....
Catch you all soon,

Barbara x

Thursday 3 April 2014

Wow, another fab Special Offer from Papermill....

Hi everyone, it's time for another 'Special Offer' from
This week we have Smooth Ivory cardstock, 230gsm at only £4 for approx. 80 sheets.
Here are a few cards made using it

 ALL cardstock is from Papermill.... Ivory smooth, black & buff

Pan Pastel background, and stamps from LAVINIA STAMPS, Joycraft & Lili of the Valley.
I haven't taken much care doing the background with the 'Pans', just wanted a quick bit of colour.
Same with the card below...

Pan Pastels, Lavinia geese, and Joycraft silhouette meadow.

I've used ALL Lavinia stamps on this card.....Colour Chemistry inks are from  

The smooth ivory cardstock embosses beautifully too....
Stamp from Little Clair's and inks from OHS

Tuesday 1 April 2014

Not for Fool's....the new Lavinia Stamps challenge

Hi all my bloggy friends, glad to see you back here.....
Today sees the start of another Lavinia Stamps challenge, and this month the theme is 
The prize is £40 of products..... to enter, all you have to do is make something with Lavinia products, easy peasy!
I took my inspiration for the first card from a daffy, in my of those with orange centres ;-)

 I've used Nigela Damascena and Texture stamps on this card.....and Colour Chemistry inks from 

This card uses Cherry Blossom and small bird stamps
Inks from OHS and an embossing folder.

Hope you like them.
Thanks for all the comments you've left on previous posts, they're much appreciated
Back soon, have loads of new stuff to show you.