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Hi, I am Ivy and 55, I have 4 children 3 in their 20s and my youngest is 10 and live with my partner in a lovely village in Branston, Lincs. I started this blog only recently and feeling very proud of myself as have not done it before. Well, I found a new passion in my crafting only recently and that is colouring Magnolia stamps, CC designs, My Besties and Whimsy and I am pretty sure the list will go on lol. As I know a lot of you are professionals at it and maybe some of you are not, regardless it would be great if you would like to FOLLOW ME to my Cabin to share, inspire or just for a chat with a lovely brew... that would be fantastic!! Hope to see you soon xx

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #145 Halloween Colours

Halloween Colours


Hi again, thank you for dropping by my cabin. This is my DT 3-D Tag Card for Crafty Gal Corner. Today we have a new challenge #145 and the theme is Halloween Colours. Our sponsor is -

Prize - 3 Digital Images
I used Tiffany the Terrible from Odd Ball Stamps and coloured the image with Copics and her hair with TH distress ink. And the background with a wash of TH Black Soot and Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter pen

 I used Tattered Lace Torn Edge Tag Die Set to cut out the image, the base card and 2 black frames to frame the tag with black foam tape to give it the 3-D look. 

 I then die cut the spider web in white then sprinkled with glamour dust and the spider in black and added glossy accent. I went over the frame with Pentart Chameleon Wax(smell gorgeous!)

 Sentiment, inside tag and matting paper from Eerie Tale from Graphic 45 and mini pumpkin from TH Idea-ology

Thank you again for dropping in, please don’t forget to follow me ;-) I hope you would join us https://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.co.uk x

Santa Lucia TILDA


Santa Lucia Tilda

Pretty In Pink


Thank you for popping in my cabin :-) My post today is a favourite of mine 😍 I used Santa Lucia Tilda and coloured with Copics and TH distress inks. I cut her out with the topper die from Little Darling.  The base card is cut out from a Doohickey die and I matted it with gorgeous papers from Whimsy Stamps Merry and Bright.

I used Lea-Abilities - Leane Creative Wreath All Season around the topper. Other dies used are from Doohickey Tilda Tag, Cute Wings, Dream Tag and Tall Trees and the sprigs and holly sprigs from Vintage Box 5. Holly Jolly Snowflakes Border from Yvonne Creations.

The Word Quote from TH and scrapiniec snowflake chippie

Mulberry flowers from WOC

I hope you like this creation and follow me 😉 Hope you visit my cabin again. 
Thank you x

I would love to enter my card into -

Lovely Hanglar - Brand New Challenge #151

All Sorts - Week 437 - Think Pink

The Merry Christmas Challenge - Challenge #39 Anything Goes + Christmas

Something Witchy


Happy Witches to You

  Hi everyone, 

 Today's post is my DT project for Let's Craft and Create  Ch #130 REMINDER POST... ANYTHING GOES + (OPTION) WITCHY OR AUTUMN [HALLOWEEN OR AUTUMN/FALL]

 I started by cutting a white stamping card with Go Kreate Frilly Square die and brushed the card with Spectrum Noir dark blue glitter brush pen and the brushed it over with a wet brush to create a 'midnight sky'. I cut out a black frame using the same die to frame my background. The haunted house by Sizzix Thinlits in black and matted it on a shimmer copper card which I also used to die cut the crescent and stars.

I used frantage powder on a chipboard fence and adhered the witch and cat from Sizzix Thinlits. I also added a bit of left over black lace and black pearls to the witch's skirt to give it some dimension 

More black lace and pearls and a black lace bow with a black glittery center

Finally I stamped and matted a sentiment and added a touch of metallic wax on the die cuts to give it a shimmer of light.

Thank you all for visiting and I hope you will come back soon :-) xx

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #144

Crafty Gals Corner DT Card Challenge #144

Make It Spooktacular

Hi there,

Thank you for coming by. We have a new Challenge #144 this week at Crafty Gals Corner - the theme is - Make It Spooktacular :-) Come along and join in the fun and we would love to see your inspiration. Our wonderful sponsors are -

                                                                           Cute as a Button 

                                                                     (Prize- 3 Digital Images)

                                                                        Star Stampz

                                                             (Prize - 3 Digital Images)

                                                                     Sasayaki Glitter


                                                             (Prize - 1 Digital Image)

I am using 'Have An Apple' (Digital Digi Stamp) from Cute as A Button. I coloured the image with TH distress re-inkers. I have also added glossy accent to her eyes and black stickles here and there. I used Go Kreate Frilly Rectangle dies for the base card and layers. Papers I used are Pion Design The Witched Hour Collection and Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale collection.

More close- ups........

Thank you for dropping in x

Midweek Magnolias DT Project # 175

Midweek Magnolias Challenge #175

Denim Jeans Tilda Book Box
Hi, thank you for dropping by :-) Today we have a new challenge #175 at Midweek Magnolia and it's Anything Goes...yay! I hope you'll come along and participate in the fun and in for a chance to win a prize and our sponsor is none other than Magnolia Rubber Stamps

 Our Sponsor
... remember you have to be in it to win it :-) lol Good luck all!

My post today is an kraft alter book box from Graphic 45 which is a great gift for keepsakes or for yourself. I used Blissful Green papers from Anna Marie Designs to cover the box and distress the edges with off-white acrylic paint.   Then I matted it with Blissful Peach and sewed a fancy stitch all around (you can see the corner peeking out on the top right lol)  I stamped Denim Jeans Tilda on a Graphic 45 Tag and coloured it with Copics and tied it with sage green seamed ribbon and a beautiful diamante flower in the centre which I also used for the magnetic closure.

I put a Scrapiniec Grapevine oval frame over the image, other embellishments used are flowers from WOC, 49 and Market and Prima. Dies used are Doohickey Tilda Tag and Marianne Design Butterfly Border

More close-ups ...

I added a paper ribbon closure with a magnetic clasp which I made to keep your keepsakes secure inside :-)

Green Daisy ribbon from my stash 


I would like to enter my project into -

Crafting With Friends challenge 52

Forever Magnolia - Challenge #58: Fall/Halloween

Sweet Stampers - # 12 Autumn or Halloween

Scrapbook Stamps Society - Challenge 127 # Anything goes Option Autumn


Tuesday, 10 October 2017


Halloween/Colours of Autumn 

Hi, thank you for dropping by my cabin 🙂 my post today is a Halloween theme card (can you not guess lol) 
It’s a 7”x7” black card base and I matted it with the Eerie Tale Collection papers by Graphic 45.
I stamped Mummy Cinnamon by C.C. Designs and coloured with Copics (oops! Just noticed a bit of the loose bandage was missed out 😂) and die cut with a stitched circle die from Gummiapan and cut another layer for matting and distressed with Black Soot from TH distress ink.

I fussy cut a few pumpkins from the eerie tale collection and also a word strip, tag and ephemera which I matted with black cardstock

Black silver glittery jute string and a metal charm added and TH stickles 

 Spider Web and Spider from Tattered Lace , I added glossy accent on Spider 

I stamped out the letters B O O ! from Dyan Reevely’ alpabet stamp set and cut them out

Thank you all for visiting hope to see you again 😀

I would like to enter my card into - 

Crafting With Friends - challenge 52

Paradise Of Stampschallenge 59 Autumn/ Halloween

Scrapbook Stampers SocietyChallenge 127 # Anything goes Option Autumn

Deep Ocean Challenge #165: "Colors of Autumn"

The Ribbon GirlsOctober Card Challenge ...

Sweet Stampers # 12 Autumn or Halloween

Frilly and Funkie Show Us Your Stamps

Magnolia-licious Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog #14 Option Halloween

Thursday, 5 October 2017

30th Happy Birthday

Daughter's 30th


Hello everyone,

Thank you for coming round to my cabin:-) I hope you're all well, unfortunate for me, I have the lurgy flu :-( don't worry you won't catch it from here lol
Today I am posting this 12"x12" which I made for my daughter's 30th birthday yesterday sadly I couldn't go to her surprise dinner party as I was not too well. Back to the card, I used the beautiful papers Rossi Belle from Prima to layer. I stamped the large wings from Bee Crafty (she loves 'Wings') and embossed on a grey shimmery parchment paper and cut them out. I also stamped and cut out the numbers and pattern paper.

I embellished it with scroll chippie from 13arts, ephemeras, pearls and flowers from Rossi Belle, handmade paperclay clock

Embossed shabby white Frantage on wooden tag

Silver microbeads and metal corner embellishments added

Flowers and ephemeras from Rossi Belle 

I hope you like it :-)

I would like to enter my card into -