Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Simon Says ….. Let’s play Bingo

Hello ho ho …… sorry, couldn’t resist but it is the festive season and I am starting to feel all Christmassy …. well I will do soon. As you all know Wednesdays see a brand new challenge on Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog. We have a bit of fun this week …… Yes, it is Bingo time!!!!!!! Pop over to the challenge blog for the bingo board.


I have another fab stamp from Crafter’s Companion – make sure you  check my picture links below to be taken straight to the product on Simon Says Stamp Online Store.

A close up of the stamp – these are great for all year round… handy for Valentine’s Day – oh my word, can’t believe it will be here before we know it!


A nice little angle which shows some of the elements and sparkle ….. lurve a bit of bling!!!!!
My line was ribbon, gems, glitter/sparkle (1 across)


So if you want the chance of winning $50 to spend online at Simon Says Stamp then make sure you take part ….. thankyou Heidi

Simon Says Stamp $50 Credit Voucher
Things to use:
HUGSFORYOUHUM sticklesstardust
Have a wonderful christmas xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Music Saves My Soul Saturday

Hi there, Saturday so here is my music share for the week ....... just getting ready for a messy get together with my friends in York. We are getting the 3pm bus to town so lord only knows what we will be like by the last bus at midnight, hehehehe ...... pics on Facebook to follow!

My song this week is just so catchy, I love it!!!!!! Hmmmm the girl in the video is wearing my stocking tights that I had earlier this year, I had the decency to wear a dress too though lol.


'Dedicated to my Ex'

Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

To play along just share the logo somewhere on your blog, post your video (read HERE how to do this) and then add your post link to blue froggy below .... easy!!!!


Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Simon Says …. It’s Sketch Time!!!

Hi my lovelies, are you all ready for a brand new challenge on Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog????? We have a fantastic sketch for you all to follow this week and you have the option of adding stickles/glitter. Some of the Design Team are also showcasing LaLa Land stamps so pop over and take a peek.


I have used a beautiful Primrose Flower Fairy stamp from the Fairyopolis Collection by Crafter’s Companion, the range is available on Simon Says Stamp Online Store along with lots more beautiful stamps.

I have added Stardust Stickles to her wings, I love these classic fairy images – really beautiful details.

Lots of stickles on the flowers too ….. click the pics of the products below to be taken to the correct page to view on Simon Says Stamp Online Store…


As usual Heidi and the team are generously offering a $50 spending spree to one lucky winner

Simon Says Stamp $50 Credit Voucher

Products I used…..

Cute Card Thursday – Anything Goes
Dutch Dare – Winged things
Pixie Dust Studio – Glitter & Bling
Totally Papercrafts – Anything but Christmas
Have a fab day xxxxxx

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Touched by Love

Hello and welcome to my turn on Sunday's with Crissy. I hope you are all managing to keep warm and are enjoying the build up to the festive season. Our theme this month is nice and easy ....... ANYTHING GOES. All you need to do is use one of Crissy's images - either digis or rubber stamps are fine, just be creative and have fun.

I have used this beautiful digi which is called Touched by Love and is available from Whimsy Stamps. Apologies for the dark picture - I will take a new one in the morning and replace it on here for you all.

I have cut up a bit more of that gold mesh I found, I love it … it is going to be on so many of my cards, lol. Dug out my charms too – not used these in ages but might get back into using them. Think I need to have a good sort out of my stash, I have no idea what I have anymore, there is just so much now.

A closer look at the gorgeous image ...... she was such a joy to colour. I have been trying new colours for hair and I am quite pleased with how this turned out. She took ages to colour but I am happy with the results so that is all that counts isn’t it.

I have made an A5 card so it is quite large for me. Have you seen the Pick of the Week on Create and Craft ….. Crafter’s Companion have some fab products to help you make enveloboxes and boxes up to 12 x 12 in size – OMG I think we all need one don’t you!!!!!


Ok, almost time for dinner – catch up later in the week xxx

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Music Saves My Soul Saturday

Hiya, hope you are all having a really nice weekend so far. I have been chilling and doing a bit of colouring etc so it has been really nice. Ryan has also popped home until tomorrow morning so it is nice to see him for a few hours.

It is the X Factor final tonight here in the UK and it has been an interesting series but not as good as recent years. Having said that there are 3 good acts in the final so who knows who will win. Great to see a girl group in the final at long last - well done Little Mix!!!!

I wondered what to share with you all this week on Music Saves My Soul and in the end I decided on one of the most amazing performance I have watched on X Factor - just watching it again really touched me - Alexandra's face throughout the performance is just so special to watch and you can really see how much it means to her being able to perform with Beyonce. I am certain this performance helped her win the series.

Enjoy ......

To play along just share the logo somewhere on your blog, post your video (read HERE how to do this) and then add your post link to blue froggy below .... easy!!!!


Good luck to all the finalists tonight ..... x

Friday, 9 December 2011

Crafter's Companion - Sara and Co as you have never seen them before!

Hi folks, just a little fun today ....... thought this would make you giggle .... some of the Crafter's Companion gang as you have never seen them before lol

Don't forget to tune in to see Sara on Create and Craft for the brand new Pick of the Week
Have a fun day xxx

Thursday, 8 December 2011

LOTV ….. A sad farewell :o(

Good morning my lovelies, what a sad day it is today. This is the very last time we will be bringing you a challenge from the Lili of the Valley Challenge Blog. I only found out last week that Lili of the Valley no longer wanted to continue the challenge blog and I am just gutted. I have been on the team for years, way before the cute rubber stamps were around and I have always been so proud to be on the team. Jacqui is starting a new challenge blog called Lili’s Little Fairies in place of this challenge so you can still use your stamps to make gorgeous cards and share them with us all.

Anyway, it is with a heavy heart that I bring you my very last card for Lili of the Valley

Our theme is pink, silver and white…


Here is a closer look at this sweet image …


I used my speccies to colour the background – they are perfect for this and leave no streaks at all, seamless!!


Loving the silver embellies, think they are from Magnolia but I aren’t sure ….. they are pretty where ever they are from :o)

So there you go. I hope I have been able to provide you with some inspiration over the years. I know so many of you just adore these stamps and I am so thankful to Jacqui that you will all have somewhere to share your creations. Thankyou for all your loyal support over the years with our blog :o)

The Crazy Challenge – Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts Inc TLT – Snowflakes and Sparkle
Creative Card Crew - ‘Tis the Season
Oldie but a Goodie – Christmas, No Red or Green
ABC Christmas Challenge – Y is for Yippee
Creative Inspirations – Snow much Fun
Cute Card Thursday – Anything Goes
MAWTT – Last Minute Christmas
Southern Girls – Ribbon Madness
Fussy and Fancy – Photo Inspiration
Secret Crafter – Photo Inspiration
Pile it On –Bling it Up
Anyone for Anya – Something Christmassy
The Ribbon Girl – Jingle all the way to Christmas

Big fairy hugs
Marcea xxx

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Simon Says … Christmas Photomontage Inspiration

Hi guys, well Wednesday already which means I am half way though my week off – how time flies!!!! It is also time for a brand new challenge on Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog. Pop over for a peep because we have a great photo montage for your inspiration.


Here is my little offering and I must say that this is one of my all time favourite stamps. It is by Gillian Roberts and is just so sweet (full links below).

I have tried to make the fur a little more textured using little dots with  my copics and I am quite pleased with how it turned out really.


A closer look at my card. Here you can see the yummy Magnolia papers that I have layered and punched. The gold mesh is actually from a huge piece of fabric I have had sat in my craft box for ever. I suddenly had the brainwave of chopping it up and using it as ribbon – not sure why it has taken me this long to think of it lol but I love it! I have a load in silver too so expect to see a lot more on my cards in the future.


A huge thanks to Heidi and the team for the amazing $50 spree to one lucky entry for this weeks challenge – mwah xxx

Simon Says Stamp $50 Credit Voucher

….. and here are the clicky pics for my products



By the Cute and Girly – Let it Snow

Sketch and Stash - #76 (neglected stamp and Magnolia papers)

Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes

Creative Card Crew - ‘Tis the Season

ABC Christmas Challenge – Y is for Yippee

Crafty Creations Challenges – A card with a Sentiment

Creative Inspirations – Snow Much Fun

Winter Wonderland – Christmas/Winter Birthday

Crafty Catz – The colour of Christmas with sparkle

Totally Papercrafts – Let it Snow

One Stop Craft Challenge – Let it Snow

CES Challenges – Bear Necessities

Have a fab week, se you soon xxx

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Simon Says … Anything Goes

Hello folks, it is time for another brand new challenge so I hope you can join us this week on Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog. Our theme this week is ANYTHING GOES!!!!
The design team are all using products by Lawn Fawn and Unity Stamps this week ….


Another card that is very different for me – no cute little characters but it is good to try something else. I was thinking that I could have masked a little character next to this and that would have been nice so I might do that another time. Can I just say how fab these stamps are – they are already mounted onto ezimount and the stamp sheet is die cut so you just pop your stamp out and you are good to go – genius!!!


Thanks again to Heidi for the wonderful $50 spending spree at Simon Says Stamp Online Store for one lucky winner

Simon Says Stamp $50 Credit Voucher

Here are the products I used …


Hope you all have a wonderful day xxx

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Music Saves My Soul Saturday - remembering Freddie

Good morning to a very windy morning in the UK ...... it is the weekend again already and I am off ALL weekend woop woop. I am travelling to see my son perform this evening and I am really looking forward to it. He is also performing a solo so it will be another proud momma moment!

I wasn't sure what song to share today so delved deep inside my brain and came up with this little gem -  hope you enjoy .....

...... have added these videos to remind us all of the genius that was Freddie Mercury ..... we all miss you 20 years on, RIP Freddie 

Apologies for not visiting the last couple of weeks - I am going to do it right now - I have just been so busy with work ..... no excuse really but time seems to be so limited at home at the moment.

To play along just share the logo somewhere on your blog, post your video (read HERE how to do this) and then add your post link to blue froggy below .... easy!!!!


Have a great week folks xxx

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Lili of the Valley – Anything Goes

Afternoon to you all, OMG I have just got up after my last night shift. Had a much longer sleep than I planned so I hope I sleep tonight – I am sure I will. Days off for me now so I have xome time planned with my family plus lots of crafty time just for me too!!!!

It is also a brand new challenge today on Lili of the Valley Challenge Blog and the theme is Anything Goes – nice and easy!! Just remember you must use a Lili of the Valley stamp if you want to qualify for the prize.


This gorgeous stamp is from the latest release and is called ‘Never too old for a hug’ and comes with the free sentiment shown. I really adore these stamps so much – cute and girly, right up my street. I have teamed it with some really pretty papers form Bo Bunny’s Crazy in Love paper pad that I got from Simon Says Stamp Online Store ….. these are going to be used a lot when I start making my Valentine cards and anniversary cards etc.

Sketch and Stash - #75 …. new stash – stamp and papers
Creative Craft Challenges – Free for All
Flutter By Wednesday – Open Challenge
ABC Challenge – D is for Dazzle

Have a wonderful day xxx

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Simon Says …. Tag it!

Hi folks, wow – it seems ages since I made a card, I really need some crafty time I think. Looking forward to a week off that I have booked in December – there are so many new stamps and products I want to use.

Anyway, it is Wednesday which means time for a brand new challenge for you all from Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog. Our theme this week is Tag It! The Design Team have all used tag dies which are available from Simon Says Stamp Online Store.


I am really in love with the sweet stamps be Nellie Snellen ……. how pretty is this little fairy. I have also used a gorgeous little tag die from Cuttlebug – all the products I used are listed below – you can just click the pictures to be taken directly to the products at Simon Says Stamp Online Store.


Now, if you want some pennies to go and spend at Simon Says Stamp Online Store, all you have to do is take part in this weeks challenge. One lucky person will win a $50 gift voucher for the store!!!

Simon Says Stamp $50 Credit Voucher

I hope you all get chance to play along this week. Here is what I used …….

Embossed Tags_LSWE002flowernelliepp838kppmaggarlandclear   


Have a wonderful week xxx

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Music Saves My Soul Saturday

Good morning music lovers .... yes it is true .... I am on time for Music Saves My Soul!!!!!! Do not faint!!! I am actually sorting my post BEFORE work so hopefully the scheduled post will go ahead without a hitch today. I still need to visit you all for the past couple of weeks but have a special space to do that later tonight so be prepared for some loving coming your way!

This weeks song was really easy to choose. Hubby and I are currently working our way through the box set of Scrubs - love the humour in this!!! Anyway, this song was on one of the episodes and I had forgotten how much I loved it ..... enjoy! Must dig out their cd for my car I think!

I am feeling greedy today so have decided to share another great song by Keane .... love the lyrics ......

Ok, so now it is your turn .....

To play along just share the logo somewhere on your blog, post your video (read HERE how to do this) and then add your post link to blue froggy below .... easy!!!!



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