Thursday 10 November 2011

What a bad blogger I am!

Hello everyone - apologies for not posting in so long but I have been busy behind the scenes looking for stock and trying to work out details to do some workshops.  Anyway, on the site there are new things and I'm adding to them all the time.  The Octopode Factory are the newest arrivals with the Aalice in Wonderland range.
and the Steampunk range;
There are also great stamps from Crafty Secrets - i think my favourites have to be the Wizard of Oz range;
but I love them all!  Anyway I am thinking about starting a challenge blog so if anyone would be interested in that I would love to hear from you and if you would like to tell others so they could perhaps tell me what they think too ;o)
I'll be back soon - perhaps with a giveaway

Tuesday 13 September 2011

Is everyone doing their Christmas cards?

Well I have loads to make so really need to make more of an effort LOL.  Anyway, I thought I would post a picture of one I have made using Sheena's Bah Humbug ! 1 stamp set;

I've used only the Chipped Sapphire Distress ink pad for the image and distressing around the edges.  The lace and flowers are from my stash but I'm pretty pleased with this card.  I hope you are inspired to get going on your own Xmas cards too (although you're probably better organised than me and have probably finished them LOL)


Thursday 8 September 2011

Special Offer

Hello everyone, so sorry it's been ages since I posted but I've been so busy trying to sort stuff out ;o)  Anyway I thought I'd give all my Facebook friends and blog followers a treat so there is 10% off all orders over £50.00 on the website .  All you need to do is enter the code; OFFER1  at the checkout to get your discount.
I'm hoping soon to be stocking the amazing Octopode Factory stamps plus much more.
I promise I'll be back soon ;o)

Wednesday 3 August 2011

Win a 6 pen set of Spectrum Noir pens

Hello everyone, sorry I've haven't been here lately but I hope to post a lot more regularly from now on!!  Anyway if you go to the Ladybug Facebook page and leave a comment you could win a 6 pen set of Spectrum Noir alcohol markers in the coloyr scheme of your choice!

I jst love these new alcohol markers and they are great value for crafters at just £6.99 for 6.  There are also 24 pen sets at £24 but none of the colours are duplicated across the sets.  The 6 pen sets are all aranged in tonal colours so are really easy when it comes to blending!.
They are available here and at the moment the 6 pen sets are on offer at three sets for £18.00.

I'll be back soon with some images I've oloured in with these great markers - and don't forget to go to Facebook to stand a chance of winning some so you can have a go yourself ;o)


Monday 18 July 2011


I have got around to draw a winner for the Humphrey stamp. I'm sorry it has taken so long - my health has been worse than usual and I've had some crummy news from the doctor but I'm getting over i now so should be back to normal soon! Anyway the winner is...

Frea. Congratulations. If you email me your address at; I'll pop it in the post.

I have another stamp plate to give away so will be back later with details.

Wednesday 22 June 2011

Another Little Giveaway ;o)

Hello everyone -sorry it's taken so long for me to get back!  Anyway I have another Humphrey's Corner stamp plate to give away.
This one is Friends forever - so cute ;o)
For a chance to win post a comment after this post. For extra chances leave a comment after the post at Ladybug Crafts blog and at the Ladybug Facebook page.

Monday 13 June 2011

Little Give away winner

Hello all - sorry this is late but here is the winner of the Humphrey's Corner Birthday Girl stamp

It is....... Leanne!!!
Congratulations. Email me at with your address and I'll pop it in the post asap.
I'll be back later with another Humphrey stamp to give away.

Saturday 4 June 2011

Little giveaway

Hello everyone, I have been a bit slack on my blog lately so I have 3 Humphrey's Corner stamp plates to give away and I thought I'd do them one at a time ;o)
So the first one is Birthday Girl;

She is so cute!
Anyway all you have to do is leave a comment either on this blog, on my card blog  or on my Ladybug Facebook page Then I'll pick out a winner (from my hat lol) and then post the next set and start again.
If you post a comment on all three then you stand triple the chance of winning ;o)
See you soon
Sam xxx
(Oh this is open to everyone no matter where you are ;o))

Wednesday 1 June 2011

Blog Candy Winner!

Hello everyone, tyhanks to those who became my follower and entering for my little candy ;o)

So I have used the Random number generator and I have a winner!!  For some reason I can't get it to copy here so you will have to trust me when I tell you that the winner is number ......

                                                              6 Anna

CONGRATULATIONS. Get in touch and I'll ship it off to you asap.
I'll be back soon with some cards and also some more candy.
Thanks for entering

Sam xx

Friday 13 May 2011

Roly roses and the i-bond

Hello everyone, just a quickie to let you know that we now have the Imaginisce cordless glue gun in stock
and also their roly roses in fabric and paper;

You just roll these up and they form the cutest flower embellishments for your projects.
I'll be back soon woth a post about the new craftwell e-craft cutting machine.

Tuesday 10 May 2011

Fusion mirror

I thought I would let you see the mirror I have 'renovated' by using Sheena's fusion stamps.  It was a horrible brown boring old mirror but I crackled it and painted some daisies on it - I think it's given it a new lease of life;

The paint fusion stamps and paints are available here I'm waiting for a delivery of the new fusion stamps which are the sunflower, tulips and pansies.  I have painted 3 little panels to show what they're like;

They'll be on the website soon.
I have some great Stampavie stamps on the site which I'm dying to have a play with so I'll post piccies when I've done that.

Friday 6 May 2011

More paint fusion.

I thought you might like to see another of my paint fusion boxes. This time it is using the daisy stamps.

I crackled a paper mache box and then stamped the flowers and leaves and then set about painting them which actually didn't take me very long.  I then added the DAISY word and embossed it with WOW embossing powders .  I finally went around the edges and roughly over the box with some distress ink. 
The paint fusion stamps and paints etc are available in store here.

I hope you like this and it might inspire you to give this painting method a go.

Card for a teenager

Well it's a very long time since I was sixteen so I find it quite hard to do cards for teenagers. However, I was asked to do a 16th birthday card for a grandad to give to his granddaughter. I was really worried that what I came up with would disappoint so took ages trying to decide what to do. Anyway here is what I ended up with;

The stamp is from Bildmalarna's Little Winged Friends range, and is called you and me. It is available in the store  here..
The papers are Basic Grey - Cappella I think. I cut out her name on my Cricut along with the 16 on the front and inside the card, and distressed all the papers with Distress inks. The image itself is coloured with Aqua markers. The flowers and lace was from my stash.
I thought this was a nice card as not too babyish but representative of how a granddad always sees his granddaughter as a little girl.
I made a nice box for it to go in too.
Well I was still nervous about it but he was really pleased with it so I was chuffed with that in the end. I just hope Jessica liked it too ;o)
I hope you like it too.

Tuesday 5 April 2011

Craft Stamper magazine

Win a Craft Stamper magazine.

I am giving away a copy of the May issue of Craft Stamper magazine.  If you go to the Ladybug Crafts Facebook page and leave a comment after the status bar giving details I'll pick a winner soon. 
If you 'like' our Facebook page that would be great but not essential to enter ;o)

Thursday 31 March 2011

More paint fusion

Thought I would post a heart shaped box (2 actually) that I have painted using the paint fusion technique.  The stamps and paint are available here

Sorry there's so many but wanted to show all sides ;o)  I really urge you to give this a try if you haven't already, if I can do it anyone can.  I am giving the large box to my mum for mother's day so I have lined it with some velvet sticky back paper. 
Will probably try the daisies next!

Thursday 24 March 2011

Paint Fusion Card

Hello there.  Just thought I would share a card made using Sheena Douglass' new paint fusion range.

 Just a simple card but I wanted the painting to be the main focus so I just added a few paper roses which look a different colour on the photo for some reason!

Anyway, for the painting I used the Rose stamp that you can find here .  I'm loving this technique and have more to share with you later on in the week.

All I can say is if you're thinking of trying painting have a go at this as it is really quite simple to follow , especially if you get the DVD that shows all the techniques, tips and tricks.

Back soon with more samples and hopefully a giveaway too!


Wednesday 23 March 2011

More new stock

Well I am slowly building up stock levels.  I have added some of Sheena Douglass's Paint Fusion range including some of the stamps and paints.  I have been playing with this range and I love it - I'll post some pictures later of my efforts.  Also up on the site are some stamps from Crafthouse Press - a UK based firm.  These include the Dandelion stamps;

These are really cute and already mounted on Kling-on so easy to use. 

Also from Crafthouse Press are the 'Fabulous' range;
 I just love these little stamps they are so versatile.

Also on the site are the new Tim Holtz Distress Stains which are great for all sorts of projects including dyeing ribbon and trimmings and colouring tags.  They can be used in conjunction with the Distress inkpads.  I am at the moment waiting for lots more Tim Holtz Idea-ology stock to come too.

Also due is the second issue of the Cricut magazine and also an Ideas magazine which this month is all about embellishments.

Finally I am waiting for lots of Imaginisce products including their brilliant i-bond tool and their super roly rosies which I have been desperate to get hold of.

Anyway I'll be back soon with my paint fusion projetcs and more news of new stock.

Sam xxx