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Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
I started crafting with cards in 2006 and now I am hooked,I love any kind of stamping and have been very lucky to get published in Paper craft essentials, making cards, Simply cards & papercraft, Digital crafting essentials and Crafters Companion Inspiration magazines. I design for Mo's Dream Team and Lili of the valley. I have made some very talented friends through this blog, I love my crafting buddies. Any questions feel free to email me at

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Willow dressing up

I have had this stamp over a year and it hasn't seen ink until today.
it's called Willow dressing up from Whiff of joy, I have used promarkers and prisma pencils to colour
and GD and tiny pearls to embellish, the embossing folder I got in the sale and this is a sizzix. 
The DP is from LOTV, the scallop border is from my stash, the butterfly is a cheery lynn die, then I added some white organza ribbon, the lace I got from a Fb selling group, the Daughter sentiment is from Little Claires, the small circle sentiment is from LOTV and the happy birthday is computer generated.

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Just Inklined DT card

These are my Design team cards for Just Inklined
The image is called fir balls which you can buy here.
I decided to colour one with prisma pencils (top) and one with promarkers (bottom) and I like them both.

Friday, 28 December 2012

Birthday Nikki

This is Birthday Nikki from Ladybugcraftsink
she is coloured in with promarkers and embellished with pearls and GD, the lace is from craft super store. the flower, pearls and sentiment are from my stash.

New release stamps at Jellypark

Jellypark has a new release and I think they are my absolute favourites
as soon as I saw them I couldn't wait to get them coloured up.
You can buy them here

We also have a new challenge which is old & new 
for more fab inspiration and to enter click here.

both these cards are for sale on my FB page Gaynor's card designs

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Friends Birthday

This is a card I made for a friend
I have used a topper from LOTV
The DP is from dovecraft
I added some spotty ribbon, a die cut flower and a die cut butterfly
finished off with some pearl and the sentiments

Wednesday, 26 December 2012


This is a commissioned card
The image is from Bugaboo called Heels Cheetah
I used promarkers to colour, hand stitched around the edge then embellished with GD and pearls,
the DP is from the web, the doily is from my stash, the 21 is a dienamics die, the lace is from craft all day, The flowers are from the ribbon girl, the butterfly is a marianne die and I added some pearls to this. The sentiment is computer generated.

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Baby's first Christmas

This is an image from Tiddlyinks called Sleep tight baby
I have coloured with promarkers and embellished with GD, the DP is from LOTV
the die cuts are from nellie, whimsy and MB, I added some pom pom trim from the ribbon girl, the buttons are from my stash, finished off with the computer generated sentiments and card candi.

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Just Inklined Design team card - Winter fence robin


This fabby image is from the best of Just Inklined CD 2012 available here
I coloured with promarkers and prisma pencils
DP is from forever friends
border is a cheery lynn die
lace from the ribbon girl
sentiments from LOTV, pink petticoat and comouter generated
snowflake from spellbinders and cheery lynn
ribbon from Hobbycraft
pearls from stash.

Friday, 21 December 2012

Furry festive friends.

Image & snowflake DP from LOTV, star DP from forever friends
doily from cheery lynn
holly corner from stash
poinsettia from stash
finished off with sentiment and pearls

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Festive bears

Another LOTV card
I have used a die cut from festive bears sheet
the DP is fro WRS, the doily from my stash
finished off with the sentiments, poinsettia and pearls

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Pups with present

I am really into these browns at the moment, I am going through Kraft CS like nobody's business
The image and DP are from LOTV and I have used a lot of die cuts on this card.
Marianne lamp post
Cheery lynn square doily
memory box fence
memory box snowflake wreath
dienamics photo corner
sentiments are from pink petticoat
buttons, wooden embellishments, pearls and card candi from stash

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Filigree heart

This is a commissioned card
I have used a stamp from LOTV called filigree heart.
I have coloured with promarkers and embellished with GD and pearls
The DP is also from LOTV
heart border is made with my MS punch
the lace is from my local craft shop
the padded heart ribbon is from the lovely Sarah at craft all day
finished off with some pearls and the sentiments.

door with wreath

Another of my card orders
I have used a digi from Mo Manning called door with wreath
coloured with prisma pencils and embellished with twinklets
the DP is from forever friends and MME, the border is a EK success punch,
the swirl corner is a memory box die
flowers from my stash
sentiments computer generated and stash
doily from stash and lace from the ribbon girl
wooden embellishment from stash
pearls from stash.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Ruby - Christmas ornaments

coloured in with promarkers and embellished with Glossy accents and GD
the DP is from WRS
sentiments from bethanys elegant word art and cuddly buddly
lace and pompom trim from the ribbon girl
swirl is a marianne die
flower and pearls from stash

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Just Inklined Design team card

This is Little church in the snow by Just Inklined
coloured with promarkers and embellished with GD and fun flock and a little black glitter for the stained glass window, the DP is from Dovecraft, the kraft swirls are made with a cheery lynn die and I added poinsettias to this, the bottom border is a cheery lynn die as well, the ribbon is from my stash, finished off with some pearls and the sentiment from Pink Petticoat. 

Friday, 14 December 2012

Jellypark Design team card - Tag it

We have a brand new challenge at Jellypark
the theme is Tag it, so you can make a tag, or add a tag to a project.
For my tag I have used an image that was a freebie from the Jellypark club, if you haven't joined already you need to lol, lots of free stamps and special offers, for more info on joining click here.

Hope you will join us x

Thursday, 13 December 2012


A commissioned card for a friend
The image is called Calliopsis from digi doodle shop which is no longer available
DP is first edition
border is a Ek success punch
ribbon from stash
pearls from stash

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

LOTV - Tis the season

Another commissioned card
Image is a LOTV square - tis the season
The DP is from WRS and forever friends
lace from ribbon girl
wooden embellishments - Hobbycraft
pearls from Stash
sentiments - computer generated

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Woodland Christmas

This is another commissioned card
The image is a die cut from LOTV
those gorgeous frames are from Cheery Lynn
The DP is from LOTV
pearls & ribbon from stash

I am entering this card into the cheery lynn challenge #58 - Tis the season

Design team card - Anything Goes - CH#82

Well it's my last challenge at Anything Goes  
The theme this time is Traditional Christmas Colours

I have used a stamp from Penny Black, I have been trying to use every stamp I have bought but you know how it is some gather dust and don't get used!!

This cutie is coloured in with promarkers and sakura glaze pens, I have added some white fun flock and white ultra fine flowersoft, matted to some green CS and hand stitched around the edge. The DP's are from Dovecraft and Crate paper, that gorgeous doily is a die from cheery lynn bought from the craft den, I have finished off with a wooden star and card candi, some buttons and twine and the sentiments are (top) LOTV and bottom Hobby Paleis.

I would just like to say a massive thanks to Lynne & Tamara for having me on your team, I have enjoyed every minute, I will be keeping in touch with all you lovely ladies and visiting Lynne at the craft den when I can. XXXX

Hope you can join us for this challenge x
Why not stop by the craft den for all your craft essentials

Monday, 10 December 2012

LOTV - Fairies present

Another commissioned card
I have used a die cut square from LOTV, I jazzed up with GD
the gorgeous frame is a quickutz die, the swirl is a marianne die and I added pearls to this and that gorgeous flower is from WOC, the DP is from LOTV, the scallop border is from my stash and I added some pink organza ribbon, finished off with some pearls, a fairy charm and the sentiments are from ladybugcraftsink and computer generated.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Martini Nikki

This is a commissioned card
I've used my favourite image from Ladybugcraftsink called Martini Nikki

coloured in with promarkers
DP from first edition
swirl from memory box and cheery lynn
flowers from WOC
pearls from stash
circle sentiment - studio G
other sentiments - computer generated
pearls amd gems from stash

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Keep calm and drink beer

A CAS card made for a friend
Image is by WRS and the sentiment is from Pink Gem Designs
colouring medium is promarkers
DP from Printable heaven

Just Inklined design team card

This is my Dt card for Just Inklined, the image is called Bassinette which you can buy here.
I have coloured in with promarkers, embellished with GD and fun flock, matted to some pink CS and hand stitched around the edge and added the puffy heart ribbon.
The DP's are from Forever friends, I added a doilythe border is a cheery lynn die, I added some pink lace and a big white organza ribbon tied in a bow. The crochet flower is handmade by me and I added a pearl brad to the centre, the sentiments are from little claires (top) and cats life press (bottom), finished off with some pearls.

Friday, 7 December 2012

LOTV - feathered friends

I am nearly finished with my card orders and it;s a relief lol
this is Feathered friends from LOTV
Papers are by Papermania
dies from Marianne designs and cheery lynn
lace from the ribbon girl
flowers from stash
punch Ek success
pearls from stash
sentiment computer generated

Naughty boys list

This is Stella from Bugaboo, I have coloured her with promarkers and embellished with GD, that gorgeous embossed frame is from Sizzix, the Dp is from Papermania, I added a holly flourish from cheery lynn and the poinsettias, finished off with some pearls the top right sentiment comes with the image and the top left is from scrapbooking mad.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

LOTV Bringing gifts

Another commissioned card done
image by LOTV - Bringing gifts
papers - Papermania and WOC
Border - Cheerylynn
flowers - stash
sentiment - create with tlc

Danielle with laptop

This is Danielle with Laptop from Mo Manning,
coloured with promarkers and prisma pencils, die cut with sizzix dies, the DP is from LOTV, I added a scallop border, some pink lace and muslim tied in a bow, the flower is from the ribbon girl, the tag sentiment is from LOTV, finished off with some cheery lynn butterflies, pearls and the computer generated sentiments.

I am entering this card into the following challenge

Wednesday, 5 December 2012


I'm cracking on with my Christmas card orders,
This is Tia from Digi stamp Boutique, the Dp is from Nitwits and Papermania, the border is a cheery lynn die, the image is coloured with promarkers and a little prisma pencil, die cut using nellie and x-cut dies, then matte to a marianne die, I threaded the ribbon through the holes and then tied in a bow, I added a gardenia flower at the side, the doily is from my stash, the photo corner is a whimsy die. the top left sentiment is from forever friends and the bottom one is computer generated, finished off with some pearls.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Winter Dan

This is Dan from the winter dan set at Digistamp boutique.
I have coloured with promarkers and prisma pencils and embellished with fun flock, the dies are from sizzix, the DP is from fizzy moon, the sentiment is from create with tlc, finished off with a snowflake, some buttons and card candi.

I am entering this card into the december customer competition at digistamp boutique

Wrapped up

For this card I have used an image from Squiggle Stamps
coloured in with promarkers and a little prisma pencil and embellished with GD
The DP is from LOTV, the lace is from Hobbycraft, the border I made using my MS punch, sentiments are from pinkgem designs and LOTV, finished off with some pearls, the heart ribbon  and the snowflakes.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Nick with presents

Another blurry picture, sorry I need to change my batteries I think and the light has been awful.
this is Nick with presents from Bizzy Becs, I have coloured with promarkers, matted to some brown then kraft CS, the DP is from LOTV, the sentiment strips are from pink petticoat, the snowflake is made using a spellbinders die and I added the button and twine.

Just Inklined blog hop - All that glitters

blog hop

It's blog hop time at Just Inklined - the theme set by Karen L is all that glitters, you should have arrived here from Joyce's blog.

My image is called Robin on a postbox which you can buy here.
next on the hop is Karen J

To make the hop more fun there are two hidden spot prizes along the way chosen from those that leave comments on the blogs.

To start your journey hop over to here which is the beginning of the hop.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Tia & Rufus

This is Tia & Rufus from Digistamp Boutique 
Coloured in with promarkers, the Dp's are from LOTV and papermania, I added a sallop border and a doily, some web ribbon and satin ribbon tied in a bow, the sentiment on the left is from gingerhouse and the rest are computer generated, I finished off with some pearls and card candi.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

4 Robins - Just Inklined Design team card

Papers - LOTV
Border, ribbons and pearls -  stash
sentiments on left - LOTV
Card Candi - stash
sentiments on right - computer generated

Lady bug crafts DT card - Christmas or winter

We have a brand new challenge for you at Ladybug crafts
The theme is Christmas or winter

For my card I have used a sugar nellie image called Gingerbread cookies coloured with promarkers and prisma pencils, GD was added for the snow and wand and some fun flock on her ear warmers and socks, I have used papers from forever friends, the pom pom trim and raffia are from the ribbon girl, fence is from my stash and I added some red flowers to this, the sentiments and postcard are from pink gem designs
finished off with some pearls and star buttons.


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