Best Times

Thought I would share a scrapbook page with you today, this is my youngest son Kieran and myself on the way to Jamestown, he's like his mum doesn't like having a photo taken but I do love this one. 
I used Maja Design papers, I did some stencilling, stamping and throwing a bit of ink about and I think it worked. I got my inspiration from the wonderfully talented Gabrielle Pollacco.
I added a little bottle of seashells, 
the roses, cheesecloth, lace, button twine, key charm & the large burlap flower from The Ribbon Girl
Hope you like it :)


Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia ~ Spring

Hello again, 
Yes I'm back with a second post, this time it's Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia
'Spring' Challenge
and here's my card for this one
I've used the lovely Magnolia Wheelbarrow stamp for this one and Have a Sunny day sentiment stamp
I used these gorgeous goodies from The Ribbon Girl
38mm Vintage Sage Green Organza Ribbon, 28mm 'Gloria' Ivory Fine Cotton Lace, Ivory Lillies, Small Blossom Flowers, Stickles Stardust and Gutterman Top Stitch Thread. 

...and that's it!
Please pop over to Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia,  there's plenty of inspiration to get the ol' crafting juices flowing.
Enjoy the rest of your day

The Ribbon Girl Lovely Lili Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Good morning lovely bloggers, how are you today :)
Just popped by to let you know it's the Lovely Lili Challenge today over at The Ribbon Girl and it's a nice easy one
 Anything Goes

I chose this little cutie called So many presents, she's so sweet in her over sized coat, hat & shoes 
I painted her with distress reinkers and sewn around the image and card, I used Maja design papers and used these gorgeous Ribbon Girl goodies 
Pearl Lace Trim
Lilac Box Pleated Satin Ribbon
Gutterman Topstitch Thread
Lilac Hemp Twine
Rebecca Lace
and Stardust Stickles.
So it's time to sort out your Lili of the Valley stamps and lets see your gorgeous cards.
Have a wonderful Sunday


A Creative Romance ~ Eggcellent Spring

Good Morning Dear Crafters
I hope you are fit and well today :)
Today it's a new challenge at A Creative Romance and
I am helping out this week on the side of the Elegant Artisans
The new challenge is Eggcellent Spring!
It's Easter/Spring so you can use eggs if you wish but you don't have to, my lovely daughter sent me these cute eggs from America.
Yes it's an Easel card for a change 
And the base
& Side view

I've used these gorgeous Pion papers called 'A Day in May'
blossom flowers, deep lace, shabby ribbon and my little basket of eggs.
Hope you like it :)
Well there you go, that's my contribution to the challenge we can't wait to see yours, have fun making those cards.


Card Challenge at The Ribbon Girl ~ Spring

Good morning :)
It's time for another Card Challenge at The Ribbon Girl today and the theme is Spring

I loved making this one I did a bit of stencilling and and using guesso to shabby it up!
Gorgeous goodies from The Ribbon Girl;
Prima Treasures Butterflies, 25mm Pale Blue Satin Ribbon, 45mm 'Bethany' Ivory Lace, 10mm & 20mm Dusky Blue Roses, Ivory Beaded Berries, Limoges Blue Seam Binding, Rose Frame, Mixed Dahlia Stormy Skies & Blue Button twine.
The papers are older Pion papers and using a Magnolia die I cut Calico flowers behind the main flower on the tag.
The sponsors for this Spring Challenge are the wonderful Ribbon Girl and those wonderfully cute stamps at Lili of The Valley

Well worth entering I'm sure you will agree, so have fun making those Spring theme cards and good luck.
Have an enjoyable Sunday


Using Vellum

Hello, I just wanted to share a card I made using vellum sewn onto white card, this vellum is so pretty I felt it didn't need much else, so I stamped the greeting 'Remember this moment'
in embossed gold and added White Satin Ribbon, Clear Crystal Hearts & Large Daisies from The Ribbon Girl. 
Hope you like it, thank you for stopping by.



Hello and good morning, I just wanted to share with you the Mother's Day card I made for my lovely mum, I knew she loved these papers from my collection so I decided to make her card with them and she loved it.
  thanks for stopping by


The Ribbon Girl Magnolia Only ~ Girl Card / Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia ~ Girls only

Good morning
 and Happy Mother's Day to all Mums celebrating today.
This is my first coloured image since my eye op, it was great painting again I forgot how relaxing it is.
This card is for The Ribbon Girl Magnolia Only Challenge and the theme is A Girl Card

  Melissa Frances Organza Pink Pouf Tulle Ribbon, 'Gertrude' Lace, Summer Pink Seam Binding, Prima Resin Angels, 3mm Ivory String Pearls, Rose Bud Semi-Open pale Pink, 10mm & 20mm Open Roses, Beaded Stamen Pink/White and Stickles Stardust.
This challenge is sponsored by the wonderful
Magnolia of Sweden
Today also sees the start of another challenge at 
and the theme there is also Girls Only
So my card is for both Challenges (except the LHOSM doesn't actually start until 2pm this afternoon) so pop by and check out the full details at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia

 Have fun making those Girly cards for both Challenges
and thank you for stopping by
Have a lovely day today all you Mums.
Teresa xxx


A Creative Romance ~ Spring Flowers

Hello, good morning  
and how are you today?
Time for another challenge card
This card with lots of Spring Blossom is for
 A Creative Romance Spring Flowers Challenge

...and the inside

I've used pretty lace from Live & Love Crafts
My favourite Champagne Pure Silk Ribbon from The Ribbon Girl, String Pearls, Resin Birdhouse, Gutterman topstitch thread and flatback Pearls, also from The Ribbon Girl.
Pop over to A Creative Romance and see the wonderful inspiration that awaits you, then come and join us in this lovely easy challenge. 
See you there


The Beach

Good morning :o) 
It's a cold, bleak day here today, I hope you've got better weather than us, it's so miserable and damp here...
but never mind it's sunny in the craft room because I've made a card with a beach theme to warm myself up, thinking of warmer, sunny days to come (we can hope) 
This one I made using the new Pion Papers called Shoreline Treasures
I've added shells in the corner and blue rhinestones for bubbles
This is a lovely piece of chipboard fishnet panel with cheesecloth & blossoms
With extra shells on one tag and a bottle of shells on the other
...Yes I can definitely feel the warm sun on my body now (or is that the radiator) as long as I don't look out the window I can dream :)
       Thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day and keep warm.


You're Sew Special

  At a time when I was feeling very low, it was the 6th anniversary of my dear sons passing and I couldn't craft because my eyes were swollen and sore after the operation, I received a wonderful gift from a very special lady, a fellow crafter and even though we've never met I couldn't believe the generosity of this lady, crafter's really are the most wonderful, thoughtful people.
So as a thank you I sent this card and she emailed me to say she liked it very much :)
Thank you from the bottom of my heart, I will never forget your kindness. 
Big hugs


Pink Perfume

Good morning and a happy Sunday to you :)

And it's another criss cross card from me today using more pretty papers, I love this paper and...
Gutterman Top stitch thread, 'Edwina' Deep Scalloped Cream Lace, 25mm Dusky Pink Satin Ribbon, Bronze Filligree Heart Charm, Pretty Pink Blossom & Darjeeling Pink Blossom.
 all the above goodies can be found at 
Something I made during the time my eyes were bad was this little vase, I covered the glass vase with garden twine ( wrapped round and glued on) then added Lace, a pretty Flower, Pearl String & Hemp Twine from The Ribbon Girl
(Roses are from Dunelm)
Hope you like it, sorry my photo was terrible. 
and before I go, there's a great prize giveaway at The Ribbon Girl today, just look at these gorgeous goodies
... all you have to do is leave a comment on the blog here
Good luck.

Have yourself an enjoyable Sunday and see you tomorrow with another card :)


Pink Cherry Blossom

Good morning, just keeping the old blog ticking over with another criss cross card from my draft folder, can't believe I have over 30 cards sitting there, most of which have been there since before Christmas lol, never mind they will come in handy forthcoming challenges no doubt.
So how are you today? hope you are feeling warmer than I am, it's bright & sunny but gone very cold again :(
 I thought it was supposed to be spring! 
Oh well, today's card was made with Pion papers, dusky pink satin ribbon, pretty 'blanche' Lace, both from The Ribbon Girl
blossom flowers are Petaloo called Penny Lane and the die cut bunting is a Penny Black die. 
Right, time for a coffee I think, I managed to make 4 cards yesterday so I'm feeling really happy!
Have a lovely day