Monday, 16 February 2015

12 tags of 2015 (my version - Feb 2015)


Thank you for visiting! A big warm welcome to my lovely new blog buddies! Thank you for joining me on my crafty journey... I do hope you will enjoy the ride :) 

I must apologise for the recent unusual lengthy absence. I had a bad chest infection for two weeks whist going to work infecting all my work colleagues and at home my little girls. I somehow managed to recover... a bit... and then my dear other half got sick making our little recovering sickly babies properly sick again... it's impossible to craft with a little one stuck to your leg. I woke up with a sore throat again this morning and that was it! Enough! We just keep giving it to each other. I called the doctor, got my little ones seen and some antibiotics given to them, stocked up on vitamins myself. I'm on a mission to tackle this once for all! I pray for a bit of sunshine to help me along as I got soaked again on the way from work. Why do I not forget my umbrella on the dry days?! 

You might wonder what I have been up to during my 'quiet' time.. well, any free time I had I tried to craft. I made a few projects for the April issue of the Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine which I can't show you for now, sorry.  I also got to play with my gelli plate... 

Sunday, 8 February 2015



How are you doing? A big warm welcome to my lovely new blog buddies, thank you for joining me here. 

I can't believe it is already February! So much has happened of late that the time seems to be flying by! Did you get to read the January issue the Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine? If not, you probably haven't seen my winning makes... the Card Designer 2014... where am I going with this... well, the February issue is now out so I can now show you what I made for the competition and what I won. I know you are curious... I was :) Here are some photos of the makes... 

The bird house before I got my hands on it,... 

...and after... 

Everything was made from scratch... I really wanted to win so even made speckled eggs with feathers in the nest :) 

Here's the £1000 worth of prize from the most wonderful sponsors... 

4 large parcels full of goodies :) 

Crafter's Companion


American Crafts

Amy Tangerine/AC 
Amy Tangerine/AC

Craft Asylum

Katy Sue Designs 

Lilly of the Valley

Hunky Dory

Marianne Designs

What a fab selection of crafty goodness, right?! I also received a fab selection of CD Roms by Seif. I will add a pic later. Thank you all! I feel blessed and I definitely don't need to buy another paper pack... ever! :) 
Once again, a big thank you to the Simply Cards & Papercraft team for selecting my makes and of course to the sponsors for being so generous. I will use your gorgeous supplies over time and hope to do a justice to your wonderful designs. 

Thank you for stopping by! I'll be back soon! Hugs, 

Ingrid xxx 

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Eclectic Ellapu: 'Burgundy/Red & Cream'


It is 1st February! Excited? Well, you should be, because a new challenge starts over at the fabulous Eclectic Ellapu blog. 

The sweet top lady Elaine has chosen a wonderful theme for this month... she'd like to see you use cream and burgundy colour on your projects. I hope you will find some time to hop over to the challenge blog to check out my lovely talented teamies' creations, you will be in awe! For now I would like to invite you to check out my card... 

What do you think? I had a great fun making this card. dry embossing, heat embossing, inking and more inking, flower making... so fun! I used a Sizzix embossing folder, Stampendous frantage, Distress ad Archival inks, Hot of the Press stamps, Wow! EP in Pale Gold, Docrafts wooden frame... added some cream ribbon, handmade flowers and GlitzCraft flowers... 

Challenges entered: 
Just Us Girls - Sentiment as Focal Point
We Do Doobadoo - Romance (I hope the romantic look counts! ;))

Thank you for stopping by! hugs, 

Ingrid xxx