Thursday 26 June 2014


Morning Everyone!

Well its a special day over at MAWTT today.  Its our 5th birthday and to celebrate we are offering lots of fun and surprises!  I just wanted to say special thanks and congratulations to our leader Hazel who works so hard to keep the challenge blog exciting for everyone! 

SO!  We still have a challenge this week but there are LOTS of sponsors so LOTS OF PRIZES to be won!  See the main blog for more details on those!  We are also having a blog hop with prizes along the way (more of that below)!  So loads of chances to win!  Firstly, the challenge which this week is:


Any or all of these things on your card will be eligible.  One of our sponsors is the fabulous Hobby House and I have made my card using their products today:

I have used the Cupcake Girls topper sheet from Mo Manning and teamed it with Cherry Flower and Cherry Flower Hobby House papers.  The embellishments are from the Springtime Embellishment Set.  I then just added a touch of glamour dust and my heart banner from La La Land.  

So now onto the BLOG HOP!!  You should have arrived here from the gorgeous SUE after me you then need to hop on over to the equally gorgeous Hazel.  If you get lost head on back to the main challenge blog.  I am offering the following prize which is an gorgeous embellishment set from the Hobby House:

To be eligible you need to leave a comment along the hop and collect letters on the way.  My letter is "N".  Once you have collected all of them, they make a word and you need to email Hazel at  

Remember to leave a comment on the way and have lots of fun!!  I am off to do the hop myself now!  Speak to you soon!

Love and Hugs
Sunday 22 June 2014

Moving Along With The Times - Birthday Celebrations - LOADS OF PRIZES!!

Hi All!

Just a head's up.  Moving Along With The Times will be celebrating its 5th Birthday next Thursday!!  We are having a birthday theme with loads of prizes to be won and a blog hop as well (over 20 prizes in total!!) 

Head on over to the challenge blog to become a follower, grab the banner and spread the word and don't forget to check back on Thursday at 9am when all the fun begins!


Love and Hugs
Friday 20 June 2014

Summer Sweetness at The Hobby House

Hi Everyone

I am a little late posting this, today is just flying by!!   I have another inspiration piece for you using products from the Hobby House.  We are sill show casing the Ready to Colour Art Books.  Here is my card:

I have used the Elisabeth Bell - Summer Sweetness book.  She is coloured with copics and the paper is by MME Happy Day. The embellishments are from the Raspberry Cream Embellishment Set

That's it from me.  
Don't forget to tune into Create and Craft at 1pm today for some fabby Christmas goodies from the Hobby House!
Love and Hugs

Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - Elisabeth Bell - Summer Sweetness Ready to Colour Art Book;
Paper/Card - MME - Happy Day - Six by Six;
Colouring Mediums - Copics:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20;
Hair - E21, E25, E29
Clothes - R89, R85, R83, R81, Y35, Y38, E15, E18;
Cat - W3, W5, W7;
Dies/Punches - Lil Inker Stitched Rectangle;
Other - Glamour Dust; Raspberry Cream Embellishment Set
Saturday 14 June 2014

Summer Daze - Inspiration at the Hobby House

Good Morning Everyone!

Yipppeee its the weekend!  I hope you all have something nice planned. I think it might be a lazy one for me, relaxing in the garden, watching the world cup (particularly the England game tonight!) and maybe some crafting in between!!

I have some more inspiration for you today for the Hobby House.  I have used another image from the new Ready to Colour Art Books and this one is from the Elisabeth Bell - Summer Daze.  

He is coloured with copics and I have teamed him with papers from Echo Park called Splash by Bella Road.  The dies are Lil Inker Stitched Rectangle, Die-namics Photo Corners and La La Land Cloud/Sun Set.  The gold gems and polka dot ribbon are also from the Hobby House.  

The quality of these Art Books are really good.  I used a LOT of ink doing the sea background and there was hardly any bleed through or warping of the paper.  I used a tutorial from Deborah at Deborah's Shining Cards to do the sea background and I am quite pleased with the result seeing as it was my first time!!  Its a great tutorial! 

OK thats all from me.  Have a super weekend.  COME ON ENGLAND!!!  

Love and Hugs

Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - Elisabeth Bell - Summer Daze - Ready to Colour Art Book;
Paper/Card - Echo Park Splash by Bella Road;  Bazzill CS;
Colouring Mediums - Copics:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20;
Hair - E21, E25, E29;
Beach - E41, E43, E50;
Sea - BG18, BG49, BG15, BG13, BG11, BG10;
Sky - B000
Clothes - R29, R27, R24
Bucket and Spade - Y35, Y38, E15, E18
Dies/Punches - Lil Inker Stitched Rectangle; Die-namics Photo Corners; La La Land Cloud/Sun Set
Other - Gold Gems; Polka Dot RIbbon; Ice Cream Charm - Hobby House

Thursday 12 June 2014

Clean and Simple at MAWTT

Hi All!  

Hope you are all well and enjoying the sunshine!  I am off to a concert at Hampton Court tonight which is all outdoors so I am so happy the weather is good!!  

I am back today with my card for the new challenge at Moving Along With The Times.  Our gorgeous Hazel is the hostess this week and the theme is:

"Clean and Simple"

I was scared for a bit!  And then I knew I just wanted to colour up a lovely image and make that the feature.  Here is my card:

 The gorgeous image is from Simply B Stamps and is called All Polished Up Betty.  She is coloured with copics.  I used my Lik Inker Stitched Square and just layered that onto a pink piece of Bazzill to match the outfit.  The sentiment came with the image.  I then just added some pearls.  The sharp eyed of you out there will notice that I forgot to do the earring!  I have since added a pearl so it looks ok now!!

I actually really enjoyed making a CAS card and you may be seeing a lot more like this!! 

Please pop on over to the main challenge blog now for some more wonderful creations and I can't wait to see your creations, I am hoping for some more inspiration!!

Have a wonderful day!

Love and Hugs

Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - Simple B Stamps - All Polished Up Betty;
Paper/Card - Bazzill CS;
Colouring Mediums - Copics:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20;
Hair - E21, E23, E25;
Clothes - R81, R83, R85, R89
Dies/Punches - Lil Inker Stitched Square
Other - Pearls
Thursday 5 June 2014

Inspiration at The Hobby House

Good Morning Everyone. 
I hope you are all well.  Its lovely and sunny this morning as I sit and write this, I hope it stays that way! 

Its my turn today to share some inspiration using products from The Hobby House.  You may have seen the show last week where the new Ready to Colour Art Books were featured.  This is what I have used today.  Here is my card:

These books are super quality and can be used with all your favourite colouring mediums.  I have used copics on mine and the blending was great.  I have used an image from Elisabeth Bell - Summer Sweetness book

Other products used from the Hobby House are:

Other products used are listed below!  

Please pop on over to the inspiration blog now for much more wonderful inspiration using the Hobby House products!

OK that's all from me for today!  Have a super day!

Love and Hugs

Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - Elisabeth Bell Summer Sweetness Ready to Colour Art Book;
Paper/Card - Authentique Flourish; Bazzill CS;
Colouring Mediums - Copics - 
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20;
Hair - E21, E25, E29;
Clothes - B93, B95, B97, B99, R81, R83, R85, R89;
Log - E23, E27, E29;
Dies/Punches - Lil Inker Designs Stitched Rectangle; Cheery Lynn Designs Olive Branches; La La Land Heart Fence; Tonic Butterfly Punch;
Other - Glamour Dust; Mulberry Rose Flowers; Rhinestone Sparker; Pearls; Pearl and Brad Spacer