Holly angel

I have used a Lili of the Valley topper for this Christmas card.  I matched it with some holly decorated paper from my stash and a topper printed from a Pollyanna Pickering CD.  Alll elements were mounted onto dark green before being assembled on the card.  I used some rustic jute ribbon behind the topper for a little texture.



Leona B

My 2014 top 15

Thank you for following my blog this year and allowing me to share my creations.  I am planning to make fewer cards next year and concentrate on more sewing projects…well, we’ll see.

I have made approxiamately 200 cards this year and you can imagine how tricky it is to narrow it down to a few favourites, but here goes!  (In no particular order.)

Lili of the Valley stamped image and papers from the Bo Peep collection.


The papers are from American crafts and the digi from Kenny K.


Nitwits designs papers and a Polllycraft digistamp.


Saturated Canary digistamp.2014_07_15

Digistamp from Sassy Studio Designs backing papers from Nitwit designs.2014_07_02

Saturated Canary digistamp and papers from my stash.WP_20140629_002[1]

CAS card using a Mo Manning digistamp


Mo Manning Digi stamp paired with free papers from Making Cards Magazine.2014_04_20


Digistamp from Just Inklined and backing papers fron Kanban.WP_20140309_005

Made for my sister’s wedding, this is a Mo Manning digi embellished with Spellbinders die cuts.2014.01.27 (3)

Digistamp from Oddball Arts and papers fron Kanban


Polkadoodles  made into a birthday card using DoCrafts papers


This is an Emma Canning digi, available from Polka doodles and the papers and embellishments are from Hot Off The Press.


I think this is my favourite.  The papers were from a Tattered Lace magazine and the digi is by Jellypark.

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But this is a very close second!  Made entirely using a Polkadoodles CD, I did a lot of fussy cutting to make this circular card.


Wishing you all a happy and blessed new year.

Leona x x




Girl’s birthday

The rubber stamp used to make today’s card is from Lili of the Valley. The Rabbit is coloured with Promarkers showing how beautifully soft the colours can look.   The papers I have used are from a collection called Little Bo Peep and the wording is glittered stickers from Forever Friends at DoCrafts.

Here is the sketch I used and rotated:







And here is my finished card.



Leona x x


LOTV – Dad

This card has been made for my husband who is fabulous and has just got a new job.  My children will give him this when he starts.  The backing papers and embellishments are from My Paper Stash and the image ia a rubber stamp from LOTV.


Challenges are: – male colours – anything goes – use a digi something green – greens – go green – masculine – for a man – anything goes plus green – green for St. Patrick’s day – shop your stash – masculine

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x


The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life of whom shall I be afraid?

Psalm 27:1

I have had these baby dragon toppers from Lili of the Valley for some time but I have started to work through my stash.  This is a really simple card using tearing and distressing around the egdes to make it less pretty and more boyish.


here are today’s challenges: – birthday – anything goes for kids – for the boys – tictactoe(horizontal centre row)

Christmas Peace

Greetings!  I have returned to Chriatmas for today’s post.  This is fusion card – ie made with bits from all over!

The angel at the top is a pre-coloured topper from LOTV.  SHe is placed upon a Bethlehem scene which is an upcylced card from last year.  Lastly, the sentiment is from Debbi Moore.


Hope you are having a peaceful day wherever you are 🙂

Today’s challenges: – sentiment & not Christmas – anything goes – christmas:no red or green


Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

Follow your dreams

Back to colouring for today’s card.  I have made a boy’s card using a LOTV image and some free papers.  I bought the stamp from LOTV about 2 years ago and it is perfect for whimsical boys’ cards.


My card will be entered into these challenges: – must be 6 months old – green, blue, white – summer sun – colours of the sea – for a child


Yours in crafting,

Leona x x