Friday, 29 January 2016

Hello! It's me! (To quote a song lol)....

Morning all... I just wanted to pop in and say 'HI'.... I am still around, but sadly those curve balls have not let up and have eventually worn me down and hit my health, so crafting is on the back-burner at the moment...
Anyway that's enough doom and gloom, I hope you are all well and in a good place, for those who aren't, I really hope and wish your fortune changes soon and that you can escape, if just for a while into the world of "craftinessnesss" (an invention of own lol).... I do have a few creations that I haven't shared with  you yet, so I will really try and do that soon....

As always thank you for finding the time to stop by,

Saturday, 14 November 2015

A Snowman's Hug

Happy Saturday all..... Sadly, it's a rainy dreary day here on the south coast today... so a day of Christmas card making, me thinks... So hopefully this little gem of an image will warm your hearts on this November day..

 The image is another from Cheryl Grant and is called "Snow Much Love"  which I colored with ProMarkers. I kept the layout relatively simple to compliment the image....

  • Pro-Markers
  • Image - Sassy Cheryl Stamp
  • Ribbon - Stash
  • Stickles - Frosted Lace
  • Papers - Special Delivery by Heltz Cuppleditch

I'm joining in at the following challenges this week;

As always thanks for dropping by and I hope to see you back here soon..

Sunday, 1 November 2015

A Jolly Trio

Evening all.... So the lovely Polly, has shared her germy cold thingy with me through the phone line lol, and so suffering in not so much silence, I bring you todays card.. The image is from Sassy Cheryl's Stamps and is called "Hanging Stars Snowmen" and you can find it here....

I do apologise for the poor photo, I just could't seem to get a great one...

  • Bright Green, Chartreuse, Lime Green, Lime Zest
  • Blue Grey, 1,3 Sea Mist
  • Blossom, Pink Carnation, 
  • Crimson, Red, Lipstick Red
  • Pastel Blue, Powder Blue, Denim Blue

Card Recipe

I am playing along at the following challenges:

Winter Wonderland - Anything Goes Christmas (Weekly)
Sparkles Christmas - Decoration (Monthly)
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Previous Theme - July Snowmen (Weekly)
Holly Jolly Christmas - Snowman (Fortnightly)
Allsorts - Christmas (Weekly)

As always, thank you for dropping by,

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

A Snowflake Wonderland

Hello!!! Ohhhhh my goodness, I really didn't realise how long it has been since I last posted... To my loyal few, thank you, the curve balls keep coming but hey hum lol.... So my crafting has sadly taken a back seat.... However! I'm back today with a card I made a little while ago, but never posted and as my close friend Polly has been stuggling to get over a flu like cold, I'm hoping this will bring a smile to her face, as this card is all things Polly, over the top (for me) covered in glitter and snowflakes, not my normal style, but I'm quite pleased with the end result...

This cute image is a Bestie from Sherri Baldy and you can purchase her here. I used Promarkers for the image and for the background. I cut out a snowflake border and more snow flakes in kraft card and drizzled frantage and glitter glue over them... Using another large snowflake as a background, I die cut a poinsettia in pink pearl card and added pearl drops.... 

  • Background - Satin, Ivory,
  • Dress/Hat - Denim Blue, Powder Blue, Pastel Blue
  • Dress/Bow - Antique Pink, Dusky Rose, Tea Rose
  • Boots/Reindeer - Cinnamon,Caramel, Sandstone
  • Skin - Coral, Soft Peach, Oatmeal, Baby Pink
  • Hair - Walnut, Chestnut, Cocoa

Card Recipe
I have entered the following challenges this week;

As always, thanks for dropping by

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Bride to Be

Good morning my lovelies.... It's so great you're here..... So this is the last week of my holiday, it has just whizzed by.... I haven't achieved even half of what I wanted to achieve .... Hey hum lol, nothing new there then...
So today I'm sharing a card I made using a gorgeous digi stamp by Sherri Baldy called "The Bride"....

I coloured her with Pro markers, and used ink around the edge of the oval. I used a light grey and dark grey shimmer card as matts to compliment the subtle glitter in the the papers I used.... I was actually quite pleased with her lol....

The inside....

Card Recipe

Tim Holtz - Vintage Velvet/Tattered Rose
Papers - First Edition, Noir et Chic
Sentiment - LOTV

I'm entering the following challenges;
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
My Besties UK Challenge - Anything/Long Hair
Simon Says - Anything Goes
I Love ProMarkers - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Lots of Layers

As always, thank you so much for stopping by,

Friday, 21 August 2015

To Have and To Hold

Hi all....I know, I know... Two blog posts in so many days lol...I'm on a roll what can I say...If you pop by regularly, (and if not, welcome). I have hinted that life is throwing me a few curve balls at the moment and thus my craft time and mojo have both taken off on their holidays and have become very absent.... So as these curve balls are here for a while, I have decided to take the pressure off myself and step down from Creative Craft Cottage..... It has been a short journey but an enjoyable one, but I need to focus on myself and my family... 

So this will be my last project for Creative Card Cottage... We are sponsored this time by


and I was given "To Have and To Hold" to use....

I kept the design simple and let the stamp be the star of the show.... It was coloured with Promarkers and matted on dark Grey shimmer card....

I have entered the following challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes (ends 26th August) 
Inky Chicks - Hearts (ends 8th August)

Thanks as always for dropping by...

Thursday, 20 August 2015

For You

Good morning all...I really hope all is well in your world....
So today I want to share with you this adorable little cutie from Sassy Cheryl Stamps ... She is from a three digi set called "Avery's Summer Afternoon Collection" The papers were from my stash and I matted them on to squares of black card and then onto a piece of pink card... I coloured her with Pro-Markers and die-cut a tag and stamped it with a sentiment from LOTV..... I finished off with some pearls....

And the inside, using the same papers

And a close up of the image....

I'm playing along at the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - To Die For (ends Monday 24th August)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (ends Sunday 23rd August)
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes (ends Wednesday 26th August)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (ends Wednesday 26th August)

Thank you so much for dropping by and please pop by again soon...