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Monday, 14 April 2014

Hobby House Inspiration

Good morning everyone....

Hope you've had a lovely weekend, I was working most of it, so I haven't had a chance to craft. I'm working today too, so play time will have to wait until tomorrow.

I haven't had a chance to catch up on my blogging but I'm hoping to visit you in the middle of the week.

Today I have a little inspiration from The Hobby House. It's using another of their lovely toppers. So handy when you're pressed for time.


The card base has been cut using a Go Kreate Frilly #10 die and covered with papers from Raspberry Road's Timeless Victorian paper collection.

I've cut cream card out with a variety of dies and edged them with vintage photo.
Dies : DooHickey Events Flag & Dragonflies and Marianne Design Craftables CR1245.

The little sentiment on the flag is from a Whimsy stamp collection called Treasured Moments Tickets. These are available from The Hobby House along with the mulberry roses and cherry blossoms.



Here's a close up of the lovely Hobby House topper. They're just so easy to use and give great results.


I've used a double layer of die cut for the dragonflies and flags to give them a little dimension, you can just about see it from this angle.

Have a lovely weekend.

Happy Crafting.
Big Hugs,

Janine x

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Easter or Spring over at Divas by Design

Good morning everyone...

Hope you're having a lovely day and enjoying the sunshine. It's school holidays and spring is definitely in the air. Unfortunately I no longer get the school holidays off with my new job, but because it's shifts I'll still be able to spend some time with my family :-)

We have a new challenge over at 


and this week our challenge is appropriately

Spring or Easter

I've gone for a spring feel using one of The Hobby House's new toppers. I've used 'Emily' from the Little Friends topper by Wee Stamps.


I'm still settling into my new job and have lots of training to do so craft time is sparse. I've been using lots of these lovely toppers, but am really missing my colouring. I signed up for the Kit and Clowder online classes but haven't managed to start yet :-(


Card Ingredients :-

Paper - Raspberry Road Timeless Victorian

Dies - DooHickey So wrapped lovely heart, Vintage Daisies & Heart fence
Cheery Lynn Lace Corner Deco F & English Tea Party Doily
Joy Craft Leaves 6003/0001
La La Land Heart Banner

Brad, Pearls and Lace from The Hobby House


I kept the embellishments fairly plain because I needed to post my card. Shocking how much postage is!

Hope you can join us to be in with a chance of winning a great prize from this weeks sponsors


Remember to pop on over to the challenge blog to see some fab inspiration from my teamies.

Thanks for stopping by and all the lovely comments you leave. It means so much.

Big Hugs,
Janine xx




Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Divas by Design - Buttons and Bows

Good morning everyone ....

It's been a very long time since I last posted and visited your blogs :-(

For the last month I have been working my notice at my old part-time job and working some shifts in my new (almost) full-time job.  I have now finished at my old work place and am settling into my new role, however, there's lots to learn and lots of training. I've been job hunting for the past 6 months, so with all that behind me I'm hoping that over the coming weeks I'll be able to do a bit more crafting and visit you more often :-)

So on to our new challenge over at Divas by Design
and we're looking for

Buttons and Bows

We're sponsored this week by Iva Nova Chest


For my little bit of buttons and bows inspiration I've used a Hobby House topper from the Wee Stamps sheet Rosetta to make my card.



The little hearts around the image are all tiny little buttons, which I've had for ages and the papers and seed packets are by Pion.


The doily is a Cheery Lynn die 'English Tea Party' and I've also used the DooHickey 'Heart Swirl Branch'. The flowers are a mixture of WOC and The Hobby House. For the bow I've used ribbon from Mei Flower and tied the bow with my Bow-It-All.


I've got a few cards to show you that I've made for DT challenges and just not had enough time to blog, so I'll be showing those over the next couple of weeks.

Bye for now.

Happy Crafting

Big Hugs,
Janine x

Friday, 21 February 2014

Hobby House Inspiration - Bluebell Wood

Good morning...

I'm back with a little Hobby House inspiration for you today


The image is from the Bluebell Wood topper sheet available at The Hobby House. These toppers are so useful when you don't have the time to colour up an image for a card

The card base is a Go Kreate Filly #5 XXL Die and is covered with Nitwits 'Petal Fresh' papers. I don't normally work with blues but really love the crisp fresh look it's given.

The dies are Marianne Creatables English Rose, La La Land Folding Banner, Die-namics Rolled Daisy and Memory Box's Small Pinwheel Posie and Joy Crafts 6003/0023 Butterfly.

The blue brad, flatback pearls, white cherry blossoms and ribbon are all available from The Hobby House.


And here's a close up of that cute topper.


Have a lovely day and thank you for visiting.

Big Hugs,
Janine xx

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Hobby House Midway Reminder

Good morning crafting friends, I hope you have a lovely weekend planned.

I'm here to remind you that we're half way through our February challenge so you still have plenty of time to enter our current challenge, which is a nice easy

Anything Goes

You can enter a maximum of 3 times and all you need to do is use at least 1 Hobby House product and mention it in your post



I've used the pretty new topper by Elizabeth Bell called 'Quiet Moments'. They're a lovely combination os pinks, browns and greens - my favourite!


The papers are Nitwits 'Always and Forever' and have been matted onto kraft. The pretty double bow has been made on my bow-it-all (my new favourite gadget) using Hobby House ribbons and a pearl medallion. Unfortunately the photo doesn't really show up the pearl swirl very well. I've also used HH vintage lace and roses as well as flatbacked pearls on the corners.




This is such a pretty topper set and just right for spring, which is hopefully just around the corner.


The die cuts used are Marianne Creatables LR0151, EK success Rock Fern (hiding under the pink rose!) and Cheery Lynn's Kiwi Doily.


Happy Crafting,

Big Hugs, 
Janine xx

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Divas by Design - With Love

Good morning blogging friends...

Well it's already half way through the week - I can't believe it, but that means it's time for another new challenge over at


and this weeks new challenge is all ready for those Valentine cards you've been making. The theme is

With Love

Now it can be anything to do with Love. It doesn't have to be a Valentine it could be Weddings or Anniversaries, anything to do with Love.


My card today has been made using Heart Key Marci from La La Land and I've used lots of new La La Land dies which I bought recently too. I really enjoyed making it and I hope my DH will like it when he receives it on Friday!


The design papers are Pion's 'Roses' and all the dies have been edged with vintage photo. On the lace I stuck little rhinestones to give it a bit more bling and the little hearts were leftovers from some die cuts which I coloured with Copics. The big red heart is a button I found in my stash and the roses are from The Hobby House.



Marci has been coloured with Copics:

Skin : E0000, E000, E00, E11, E21, E93, E20
Dress : R89, R85, R83, R81, RV0000  E77, E74, E71, E70
Shoes : W7, W5, W3, W1
Key : E33, Y17, Y15, Y11  R59, R46, R29, R22


Dies Used :

La La Land - Open Leaf, Heart Key, Steampunk Heart Cogs, Folding Banner and Wings,
DooHickey Heart Tag and Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily.

Hope you can join us with all your Loved-Up creations.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-

Crafting for All Seasons - Show us some Romance
Cuttlebug Mania - A Touch of Red
Deep Ocean - Love is All Around
Sweet Stamps - Love
Creative Colours - Use Pink, Red, Kraft/Khaki
Bunny Zoes Crafts - Hearts/Love
The Ribbon Reel - Be My Valentine
Dream Valley Challenges - Tag You're It!


Happy Crafting.

Big Hugs,
Janine xx

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Love Me Do...

Hello blogging friends....

I hope you're all having a lovely weekend. 
The sun is shining here which makes a nice change from all that rain we've been having recently.

My card today is one of two which appeared in last months Papercraft Essentials and was showcased on the Wee Stamps facebook page yesterday. I was so excited to see my first cards published - Wow my minute of fame, lol!



I was really pleased with how this card turned out and Wee Stamps 'Love Me Do' was such a joy to colour. Aren't they just so cute!

The base of the card was cut with a Go Kreate Frilly #5 XXL die and covered with Nitwits 'Always and Forever' papers. I've used a mixture of Hobby House roses and WOC flowers teamed with some flat pearls and a pearl string.


The image has been coloured with Copics..

Skin : E0000, E000, E00, E11, E21, R11
Suit : C0, C1, C3, C5, C7
Shoes : C0, C3, C5, C7, C9
Dress : W00, W0, W1
Flowers : Y21, Y38, R81, R83, R85
Leaves : YG03, YG63, YG67
Brides Hair : E50, E53, E43, E57
Grooms Hair : E21, E23, E25, E29

Products from The Hobby House :- 
Love Me Do rubber stamp ( also available as a digital from Wee Stamps),
Roses, Flatback Pearls, Pearl String, Whimsy Definitions Notables 4 sentiment, Whimsy Dainty Notables 4 Die

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges :

Pink Gem Challenge - All You Need is Love
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Love is All Around
Sugar Creek Hollow - Love and Adore
Just For Fun - Love is in the Air
Treasured Times - Layering
In the Pink - Valentines or Romance
Crafting for All Seasons - Show us some Romance
Crafty Sentiments - Love is in the Air


Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I shall be back soon with my 2nd Papercraft Essentials card 'Wee One'

Happy Crafting,

Big Hugs,
Janine xx