Best Friend

This pre coloured topper came from The Hobby House.


Here are today’s challenges: – summer flowers – childs play – 2 word sentiment – patterned paper – sparkle and shine – hello friend – summertime – circles

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

Easter Blessings

God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power.

1 Corithians 6:14

Here is a sweet card for Easter, made mainly using bits from The Hobby House.  The topper uses a Mo Manning image.


Here are today’s challenges: – bling it up – Easter/spring – for a child – Easter – cute – Easter/spring – for a child – spring is coming – dies/punches – colour inspiration

Come back later in the week for details of a new Creative fingers challenge.

Yours in crafting,


Flowers and bling

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 NIV

This is a card made using a Hobby House kit.  I bought this last year and have recently used the last three toppers.  I still have plenty of bling, ribbon and backing card left from the kit and can thoroughly recommend The Hobby House for value.

The topper features a Mo Manning image and apart from the card base, everything you see came in the kit.  I have edged the card with Tim Holtz Barn Door distress ink.


Challenges today are: – what a gem – make it sparkle – flowers – anything goes – florals – one for the girls – just for a girl – sentiment for a girl – image of girl or lady – spring flowers

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

Just a wee thank you

I thank and praise you, O God of my fathers: You have given me wisdom and power, you have made known to me what we asked of you, you have made known to us the dream of the king.

Daniel 2:23

This is a lovely Wee Stamps image.  The card is made with a Hobby House card kit, the only part that was not in the kit is the little heart-shaped button.  This will be an ideal thank you card for Granny after one of my son’s birthday.


These are today’s challenges: – ribbons and bows – button/bow/flower – one heart – use red/pink – use a heart – F is for flowers

Hope you like it – see you soon,

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

Flower girl

With it you shall make incense, a perfume, the work of a perfumer, salted, pure, and holy.

Exodus 30:35

Here is a pretty card today in blues but for a girl.  The image is from Wee stamps and the papers by Nitwits.  Everything you see, apart from the blue gems came in a kit fron The Hobby House.  I just love their kit as they are not too bib and are very usable.


Today’s challenges: – use a heart – colours beginning with blue – add gems, glitter or candi – anything goes – no stamping allowed – use blue/brown/purple/plum – for a female – anything goes

Wee girl with flowers

Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.

Galations 6:7

This is a card made with a kit from The Hobby House.  The image is from Wee Stamps and the papers are from Nitwits.  The paper flowers and ribbon came in the kit too – the only thing I added was the green foliage cut with a Spellbinders die.


Challenges today are: – flowers – anything goes – pink, red, white – anything goes – love using dies – add ribbon – stitching – picture insriration – anything goes – anything goes – love and colours below

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

Wee boy

Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain.

Philippians 2:14-16 NKJV

Today’s card ismade with a Wee stmpsimage and NitWits backing card with the corners punched.  Sometimes we need cards that are definitely not for girls!

2014.01.18 – birthday – flowers – photos – happy birthday – boys – boys

Thanks for joining me today,

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

Birthday flowers

Hello everyone,  I am sharing a Hobby House card with you today, which uses a Mo Manning pre-coloured topper.  I love the bright, sunny colours.



Challenges today will be: – smile/laugh – spooled item – for ladies – patterned paper – use a Hobby House featured artist (Mo Manning)

More Mo Manning to come later in the  week!

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

Summer birthday

Hello, I am bringing you a second post today.  This is another card made with my Hobby House Mo Manning kit.  This sweet character, carrying her dog,  is a pre-coloured topper and is beautifully summery.  This is a simple layout but an effective, bright, happy card.  It is set off with some pretty sheer ribbon that perfectly compliments her hair ribbons.ImageMy card will be entered into these challenges: – Favourite ribbon – sweet – 3 of something (Pansies) – summer – animal for kids, smells, tastes of summer – linky party – for a child – sketch below – ribbon or lace – colours

ANd a quick thank you to the team at Paper Playful who make entering the challenges so much more easy.

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

Using up the waste


I am sharing a Mo Mannng image today.  It is precoloured and is available in a kit from The Hobby House.  Apart from the little bow, everything you cane see is from kit.  After I had punched out the shapes I layered the waste on top of the backing paper to create a different

ImageToday’s challenge entries will be: – anything for kids – great big smile – dies and punches – sketch – use scraps – summer fun

Thank you for your comments, I love to read them.

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x