Wednesday, 26 January 2011

A big thank you to all who visited and left such lovely comments during our Blog Hop. 

My blog winner is Jega, congratulations!

Jega, could you please email Adela, and let her know which template you would like from the four new designs.

Monday, 24 January 2011


Welcome to our blog hop, I have three gorgeous designs to share with you today from Adela's new Valentine Release.


The first is this lovely little Heart Basket.  Just big enough to hold treats for that special someone!

I've popped a few sweeties, including a heart, into very tiny glassine bags, securing them with heart tags and bakers twine.

I made another of these on a previous post, going for a more Shabby Chic design, you can see it here.

 Click here to go to this fab template in Adela's shop.


The second is a wonderful Heart Box, just perfect for delicious chocolates!

The lid is hinged, and I love the way the ribbon keeps everything securely in place.

This really is a beautiful design and a fab gift box for any occasion.

 Click here to go to this wonderful Heart Box in Adela's shop


...and the third design is this absolutely gorgeous Bird Cage.  I have to say this template really blew me away.

The amount of detail is fabulous (I made a simple version) and it goes together like a dream!
Click here to go to this gorgeous template in Adela's shop.


Adela also made another template, which I haven't made yet.  It is a beautiful dress shaped card.  If you are interested in that please go here to take a look.

Edited to add Isn't She Lovely card:

 Apologies for the poor quality of the photo, I have just made the dress card using Adela's template and wanted to share it with you.

This is  a cute little dress and such a sweet sized card

Thank you for taking time to visit me and commenting on today's projects.  Below is a list of the Design Team with links to their blogs.  Please visit them to see more fabulous creations.  Don't forget if you leave comments on all our blogs you have more chances of winning one of these wonderful Templates.

A winner will be chosen from each of us and announced on Wednesday 26th January.  Good Luck everyone!

Sunday, 23 January 2011


Don't forget to come and join us for our Creations by AR blog hop tomorrow at 2pm UK time.  I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Adela's new releases. I know for a fact she spends a lot of time designing and quite often goes without sleep until they are finished, the results are amazing! 

Here's a sneak peek of a little something I will share with you tomorrow.....

Leaving a comment on my post tomorrow will automatically give you the chance to win one of the new templates!  Leaving a comment on all the DT posts will mean you have an even greater chance of winning!

See you tomorrow.

Friday, 21 January 2011


You may have noticed a couple of new blinkies have appeared on my sidebar.  The lovely Adela, Owner and Designer of Creations by AR asked if I would consider joining her Design Team.  I have to say, it really didn't take me long to think about it, I said yes straight away!  Adela designs fabulous templates and I am so looking forward to taking part in my first Creations by AR Blog Hop on Monday.  Now, if I have calculated the time difference between here and California correctly it starts 2pm British Time. 

The Design Team will be sharing what we've created with the new Valentine release! Believe me, you will definitely want to take a peek, so don't forget to add the date to your diary!!

Edit:  Oh yes, and there are prizes!! All you have to do is visit each of our blogs and leave some "LOVE" and you'll automatically be entered to win one of the new templates. You'll have plenty of chances to win because each of us will have a prize to give away! 

Tuesday, 18 January 2011


Our latest theme at Let's Craft and Create is all about stitching! Random stitching is a great way to add texture, just as I've done on my tag below.

Papertrey Ink: Love Lives Here Stamp Set, Tag Sale #1 Die. Hero Arts: Friends Definition Cling Background Stamp. The Ribbon Girl: Lace, Natural Jute Button Twine, Seam Binding. Craftie Charlie: East of India Hearts and Leaves Ribbon

I dyed seam binding to match the colours I used and crinkled it...I saw this binding on so many projects in Blogland I just had to have a go myself.  What's even more impressive, is that we can actually buy it here in the UK from The Ribbon Girl and don't have to purchase it from Amercia, the fab Ribbon Girl team do that!!  Thank you ladies for making this wonderful product available to us.

Please come and visit for all our latest challenge details and be in with the chance to win some gorgeous seam binding and tags by clicking here.  We look forward to seeing you.

Sunday, 16 January 2011


I am loving my new Love Lives Here Stamp Set and dies.  This set is going to be used SO much.

Papertrey Ink: Love Lives Here Stamp Set, Tag Sale #1 Die, Button. Hero Arts:  Friends Definition Cling Background Stamp. The Ribbon Girl: Lace, Natural Jute Button Twine. Ebay: Pale Log Brown Seam Binding

Thursday, 13 January 2011

HEART BOX - 3d96

Adela, Creations by AR, is hosting Paper Craft Planet's 3D Tuesday, and has included a PDF template for a fabulous heart box, just in time for Valentine's Day!  The template will be available free during the week of the challenge.

This is a super template and I couldn't wait to have a play!

Papertrey Ink: Enjoy the Ride Stamp Set, Kraft Cardstock. Making Memories: Just Chillin Girls Papers. The Ribbon Girl: Lace  Wild Orchid Crafts: Heart Pins

Tuesday, 4 January 2011


It's time for our first challenge of 2011 at Let's Craft and Create. We'd love to see your creations based on our theme of Just A Note....which means anything at all to do with notes.  Thank You Notes, Notelets, Notebooks and Musical Notes are just some examples.

I created these Thank You Notes for gifts I received at Christmas.

By using a selection of papers and different buttons each one of these note cards is an original in it's own right.

Then for a different take on the theme I used Musical Notes on the following Birthday Card.  I just love Tim Holtz Tissue Tape.  These come in  packs of 2 rolls, each roll is 16 yards long and ¾" wide!  The musical notes are from his Symphony range.

I used natural jute button twine to crochet the flower embellishment and behind that is another Tim Holtz favourite.... an Idea-ology Journaling Ticket, which I stamped my sentiment onto.

Then, to finish off, I made a matching tag!

For all the information of our Just A Note challenge come and visit us here, we'd really love it if you pop by. Our giveaway for this challenge is a little something I've made.

Papertrey Ink: Signature Greetings Stamp Set, Just the Ticket Stamp Set.  Basic Grey: Nook and Pantry Papers.  Tim Holtz: Idea-ology Journaling Tickets, Symphony Tissue Tape.  The Ribbon Girl: Natural Jute Button Twine, Natural Lace.  Cuddly Buddly:  Cork Paper