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I hope to help brighten your day a little, put a smile on your face and maybe make you giggle!

I run an online shop selling gorgeous card making and scrapbooking goodies and I'm also very lucky to design projects for publications. I hope you enjoy your stop here and gain some inspiration! xXx

Thursday, 31 March 2011


Finally at about 1:30 this afternoon my broadband came on!!! I can't praise Orange enough, they said 7-10 working days and today was day 5 so not bad at all!!! BT on the other hand... well, we'll just leave it as that, don't get me started on a rant about how poor their service is!

I am so so so so so so soooooooo relieved, it's been an incredibly difficult 5 weeks with no phone/broadband running a business where everything is stored online has been testing to say the least! But I managed to get through it than goodness! There were times of desperate despair but hopefully it'll all be ok from now on!

I've been very busy with the website following the show, ordering in lots of gorgeous new stock for the website including gorgeous new Prima pearls and flowers, stunning Molly Blooms stamps which are divine, beautiful May Arts Trims and gorgeous new buttons to name but a few new additions!! There's over 300 new products so far this month including gorgeous new Bo Bunny lines (all 5 6 x 6 pads with restocks and more due mid April!) I've also another gorgeous new Crate Paper line to add this evening hopefully depending on how well I feel! Plus there's more 6 x 6 pads! So plenty to choose from I think!!

 I think that's about everything for now, you can find all of what I've added so far on the website (with more to come)!

I'm still feeling rather poorly, I now have a terrible cold and my poor nose/sinuses are so sore! I'm hoping it'll clear off soon as I hate being ill and I'm so sick of it! Don't you just hate it when you're too busy to be ill!?

I hope everyone is well. Fingers crossed, I should be back with no interruptions now - YAY!!!

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

TLT - Make your own flowers!

Gosh, another week has been on gone, think I blinked and missed it!
I'm suffering at the moment with laryngitis (I think... again!) so I'll keep this short and sweet!
I had great fun with Amanda's challenge thinking of all the possibilities I could come up with for making my own flowers but decided to make this:

I decided to team Ruby with my favourite colours green and pink along with some of my favourite papers right now - My Mind's Eye - Stella & Rose! These are some of the Hazel 12 x 12 textured papers and they are DIVINE!!!! I love love love them!
For my flower, I chose some Bo Bunny 3/8" double dot ribbons (in Coral and Sage) and sewed them together to make a flower. I then used some of the papers that I used for the base card and made two leaves which I rolled slightly and stuck down with foam pads. In the centre of the flower, I cut a flower from the papers and added a brad just to hide all the messy bits! I'm very very pleased with the results and think the colours suit Ruby!
I don't think you can see in this photo but I sprayed with Ranger Perfect Pearls Mists - inference red (pink) onto the pink papers and leaves, it really glimmers and catches the sun - B-E-A-UTIFUL!

Please take a look at what my other stunnalicious teamies have come up with - http://ladybugscraftsinkchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ and head on over to the challenge blog so that you can take part!!! Have fun!!

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Long time no see plus it's TLT!!! YAY!!

Morning! I can't believe I've been without the magical landline/broadband for almost a month now, to say I'm so sick of it is so two weeks ago, I've just about had enough and as I write this, BT STILL haven't turned up to start sorting this mess out!!! VERY FUSTRATED!
I've missed my Lovely Ladybug friends sooooooooo much!!! So much has happened in the weeks I've been away including the retail show, Grace being poorly, a humongous stock take and trying to sort out the chaos my house is in following the show - the last isn't quite done yet! I've had lots of stock deliveries the last couple of weeks too so it's been very very busy, all hindered by the fact I run an online busy and my phone number is printed with adverts, stationery etc etc etc...

Anyway, onto much much much happier things and it's time for TLT, boy have I missed TLT and crafting in general, I've not had time to do any crafting for weeks!!! I was worried I'd have lost my mojo and then I couldn't find my acrylic block anyway (it was "somewhere" in the chaos, of course I knew exactly where I'd put it... it was somewhere!!) I found a stamped images of Robyn and stupidly coloured her and then decided to run her through my Grand Calibur after I coloured her and yes... she met a horrid grim mess when I tried to emboss her - grrrr! So I hunted for my block and found that, exactly where I knew it would be... somewhere! I stamped up Robyn again and managed to get a card made in an HOUR!!! Go me, go me!!!

This week's challenge was set by Gaelle and she decided on the theme - Monochrome! I love green (and pink - they're joint favourite colours!) and I'd already "chosen" Wellies Robyn - she's so irresistable, if I got a Birthday card every year with her on, I wouldn't be disappointed, I love her so much!! :-D

So without further ado, (I'm sure you're all exhausted after reading the "essay" above!) here is my card...

YAY!!! It worked!!! (PHEW!!)

Be sure to take a look at the other Ladybugs beautiful projects HERE and I'm sure they'd love some comments too!!

That's it from me, 10:30 and still no BT... I don't think I'll hold my breath, I might be holding it for too long!!

Have a great day and hopefully I'll be back again soon