Friday, 28 March 2008

I actually made a card!!!!!

Had a little play with my ribbon today, just a quick card really, to get me back into the swing of things, as I havent made a card for ages.... I love the frilly edge velvet, that I used - it gives a really nice texture to the card. Anyway, I hope you like it and lets hope I can find the time to make some more soon.
supplies are: Ribbon, brads, buttons and blooms - Poppicrafts, Papers - Pink Petticoat

Oh and dont forget, theres just one week left to get your competition entries in, for a chance to win 50 yards of lush ribbon. There are 50 different types (velvet, grosgrain and satin) a yard of each.

Hope you all have a great weekend and thanks for popping over. x

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Ribbon Kits and Snowy Easter

These are the new limited edition ribbon kits and collections on the poppicrafts website, if you fancy a peek.
I hope everyone had a great easter. We went over to my mums for an easter egg hunt. It makes me realise how competitive Riley is. Every time he found another egg, he had to check that he had more than Poppi, he is sooo funny!! As for Poppi, well, she wouldve been thrilled to bits with just one egg. She is so content with the smallest of things, she really is an absolute joy. Then yesterday we went to our local indoor play centre, its huge, with slides, climbing frames etc... Fearless Poppi decided to go down the slide and halfway down lost her balance. The result was, nearly putting her teeth through her lip. She has a big cut on the inside and this morning it was all bruised and swollen. My poor little baby girl, I cannot bare it for her. Why cant we just have these cuts and bruises ourselves for them. She is so brave, she did scream when it happened, after I mopped her up and put an icepack on it, she held my hand and took me up to the slide again. This time sitting on my lap though.

Anyway, here are some pics of the snow on sunday from our house and boy, was it bitterly cold!!! Snow at easter? The british weather certainly never ceases to amaze me.
TFL xx

Saturday, 22 March 2008

Monthly Competition

The poppicrafts shop, is now selling ribbon by the yard. I have set it up so that you can shop by type, colour or width - I hope this makes it easier for you when seeking out a specific type.

Anyway, to celebrate the launch I am giving away 50 yards of yummy ribbons. Included are velvet, patterned and plain grosgrain, and patterned and plain satin.
So obviously, the challenge has to be this:
To make a card or altered item, using ribbon (as much as you like) The winner will not be pulled from a hat, but judged purely on originality for use of the ribbon. So ladies, get your thinking caps on and show me what you can do. Heres one that I made I while back ( i think I may have even blogged it before) but who knows, it may inspire you.....

Closing date will be April 6th, with the winner being announced on the 7th. Good luck and have fun.

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Quick poll!

Morning all! Well you do like your ribbons dont you? I was up till 0130 last night packing up all your goodies.Thank you to everyone who made a purchase- I hope you like them!!! If I could just ask you to spend 10 seconds to carry out the quick poll on the right, then hopefully I will be able to get some more new ribbon stock, as per your preferences. I have a new ribbon supplier, so if any of you would like to see a new type of ribbon, please leave me a comment and I will do my best to stock it for you. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a lovely day!!!

Tuesday, 18 March 2008


A few of you have been asking if I am going to sell ribbon by the yard soon. Just to let you know, yes I am, and all being well it will be up and running just after easter. In the meantime I have added two new limited edition grosgrain ribbon collections "GOING DOTTY" AND "SOLIDS" to the poppicrafts website if you fancy a peek- hope you like them. Also,as I will be selling ribbon in small quantities, the £10 minimum order amount has now been lifted.

Oh yeah, at the end of this week its competition time again, with a big prize up for grabs. (can you guess what it might be?)So watch this space....
Thanks for looking, have a great day. x

Sunday, 16 March 2008


Well its past midnight, so that makes it my mums birthday - Happy Birthday Mum - Youre the best!!!!!!!!! Have a lovely day! I made these two cards for her, its safe to show them, because she will be in bed now and by the time she hits blogland in the morning she wouldve opened them. I used these stamps, as I know that she loves them and the one from me, is how I see her in few years time, wanderind round her garden with pot plants (dont know about the bunchies though!!) The other one is from my dad and it reminds me of them both when I look at photos of when they were younger. My dad had thick brown hair and my mum was all little and thin, and still is.
For the first one, I had a go at a frame card - turned out ok for a first attempt, added some blooms, inked hearts, and a bit of doodling. Popped a message on the back, to cover up the messy bits.
The second one is just a standard card, with some new ribbon from my shop and some yummy crochet flowers, that should be coming into stock soon. I love texture on cards. I am not a paper stroker, as I know many of you are, I much prefer ribbon, velvet and other materials that are soft to touch.
Poppi had a great time at Pre-school this week - she is very proud of her school uniform and wants to wear it every day now. I picked her up on Friday and she burst into tears. There I was thinking "what have they done to her, why is she so upset?" and the first thing she says to me is "Please my not go home mummy" Children eh? Still I am really happy that she is enjoying spending time with children of her own age. On my way to pick her up I had to pass Rileys school and I knew that the whole school were doing a sponsored run, around the sports field for Sport relief, as I turned the corner in the car, I thought "I bet wont be able to see him" He is only tiny and amongst 100 children, would be difficult to spot. To my joy, he was running right alongside the fence. He didnt see me and Im glad he didnt, because the sheer determination in his little rosie face, to keep up with the older children was overwhelming. It bought tears to my eyes and a lump in my throat. I shall remember that brief moment forever. I am so very proud of them both. When I eventually picked Riley up he was really pleased to tell me that he had managed 8 laps, but apparently he did fall over on lap 6, because his legs stopped working. "Well done" I said, as I looked down at his feet. "In fact really well done" I thought, considering he had his plimsolls on the wrong feet. aaawww!!! What a trooper...
TFL have a great weekend

Saturday, 8 March 2008

Buttons, buttons everywhere....

Sorry I havent blogged for a bit, but Im in the middle of sorting out just some of the new poppicrafts stock. Lots of yummy buttons, ribbons and ribbon kits and of course brads, brads and more brads. You know me, I do like a brad or two....
So as a result I havent got any cards to show im afraid.

On thursday Poppi went to Pre-school for a taster day, she will be going a couple of days a week, as of next week. As I left she gave me a kiss and said "see you later mummy" as though it was nothing, but to me it is - I had a lump in my throat, for my little baby has grown up. On the other hand I am so pleased that She absolutely loved it. Me and mum went along to collect her and we were peeking through the window - they had a music lesson, so they were all dancing and Poppi was copying all the other children with her little nervous face but also with the hugest smile from ear to ear. She is the youngest in the group and looked all ikkle, but as soon as we got home, she asked when she would be going back. Where does the time go? It feels like yesterday she was born and already she is telling me she is ready for big school. She is really excited for next week and keeps telling Riley that she is "growed up too." Im glad that I decided to take her, as she really does need to be mixing with children of her own age, but a little piece of me is sad.

Hope your having a great weekend. Who knows I may have some cards to show next week.


Tuesday, 4 March 2008

A few more Daisies!!

Made these yesterday for a little order of get well cards. My stamping is still a little smudgey (is that a word?) but I enjoyed playing. I will keep practising.
Daisy Stamps, brads and blooms - Poppicrafts, Ribbon - Poppicrafts and Ribbon Oasis, Papers - Pink Petticoat and Papermill shop.

Thank you to the wonderful Terrie B for my fantastic "you make my day" award, you are so very kind and always make my day too, I really appreciate that you always make the time to leave me such lovely comments. - big hugs to you!!!!
Unfortunately I just dont have as much time as I would like to blog hop right now, but I do zoom around as much as possible and i dont always have enough time to leave as many comments as I would like to - sorry!!!. So I would just like to thank everyone for leaving such fantabulous comments on my blog, they really are very much appreciated.
TFL xx

Monday, 3 March 2008

Mothers day card

Made this for my mum. It started life as a card, but somehow turned into a little book. I really enjoyed making it for her. She loves simple cards - so I think I achieved that! I hope that everyone had a lovely mothers day. Riley made me a beautiful card and a little painted clay pot at school for me - I was thrilled and he was just so pleased with his efforts. I will of course cherish it forever!!! He offered to do the washing up yesterday too, but the cutest thing of all was Poppi and Riley bringing me breakfast in bed, singing "Happy Birthday" how sweet is that, still in their own way they knew it was a special day for me, even if they did get a bit confused!!! I love them to bits!!!!!
Anyway, back to the card. I thought I would have a go at stamping the acetate cover and backing papers. Hope you like it.

Supplies are: Blooms and brads - Poppicrafts. Ribbon - Poppicrafts and Ribbon Oasis. Flourish stamps - Autumn Leaves