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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Happy Birthday at Divas by Design

Good morning my lovely crafty crafty friends.
I've only been back from my holiday for 3 days and already it feels like I've not been away!!
Suitcases are unpacked, washing is done (still have the dreaded ironing to do - but holding out for a little bit of sunshine so I can do it outside lol!!!), DH back to work and only a few days of the school holidays left for Jack. 
Still got to get Jack's school uniform sorted - but need to get him out of bed first - typical teenage boy - leaves everything until last minute!!!

Anyway I'm here with another DT share today and this time it's for


and the theme this week is 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

I made another 80th birthday card using a gorgeous pre-coloured LOTV Art Pad image.




The card stock I have used for the die cuts and mat and layering is actually a dark green but looks black in these photos!!!

Super quick post today - still got lots to do.
Thanks for popping by.
TTFN

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Sketchie Free For All at Papertake Weekly

Good afternoon my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you are all well and those not I wish well soon.

Thank you for all the lovely congratulations left on my 'Cover Girl' post yesterday - they are very much appreciated :o)

So today I'm here to share my DT make for the new challenge over at


and as it's the last Tuesday of the month the theme is our usual 

SKETCHIE FREE FOR ALL

So you could use the fabulous new sketch that Dawny P has given us this week or any other from the 
PTW archives - just remember to let us know which one you have used.

I decided to use the new sketch and this is what I did with it




Card Ingredients:
Image: LOTV Pre-coloured Art Pad 'Beautiful Blooms'
Design Papers: Maya Designs 'Coffee in the Arbour'
Ribbon and Flowers from stash 
Sentiment: Vintage Labels 'Occasions'
Memory Box Numbers Die

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Thanks for popping by today - it's always great to see you here and I always look forward to reading any comments you may wish to leave.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Monday, 25 August 2014

I'm Back and I'm a Cover Girl!!!

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Just popping by to let you know that I'm back from my fabulous summer holiday - we had a wonderful relaxing time - gorgeous weather and fabulous food.
Will share some photos another day - when I have got myself sorted and have got them uploaded onto my laptop!!!

But I just needed to share this most exciting news with you


I was thrilled (slight understatement) to see my card on the FRONT COVER of the latest Papercraft Inspirations magazine - issue 130 
Inside there is a double page spread showing another three cards I made using the gorgeous Elisabeth Bell toppers and scrummy stash from The Hobby House




What an honour to have this opportunity - thank you so much Jill and Papercraft Inspirations.
You have made one of my crafty dreams come true.

Thanks for popping by today.
Hope to start playing catch up with you all soon.

TTFN

Sunday, 10 August 2014

So much new stash and so little playtime!!!

Hello again my crafty friends.
This is my second post for today - please scroll down or click here to see my DT post for 

Just thought I would share a few pics of the stash I bought yesterday at The Great British Craft Festival that is going to have to wait to be played with :o(
I had a fabulous day and it was soooooo lovely to catch up with my bestest blogging buddy Claire :o)


 Just a few MDF pieces :o)

Some scrummy LOTV stash :o)

A few stamps and some bargainlicious Kaisercraft large word rub-ons 
A re-stock on some adhesive pearls
Spellbinders pokey tool and die cleaning brush - looking forward to putting that bad boy into action!!!
Some essential glues and snow 3D snow

And finally a Crafter's Companion goody bag - for the amazing price of £10!!!

So that's it from me for two weeks as I have decided for the first time since starting my blog just over 5 years ago to not schedule any posts whilst I'm away this time.
I shall be spending most of my time for the next two weeks here:

  
Thank you for your friendship and support - I hope you don't forget about me whilst I'm away.
See you all in two weeks.

TTFN

Happy Birthday Bella for The Stamp Basket

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
A super quick Sunday morning inspiration share for 


from me today as I am just about to finish packing for my jolly holibobs - we fly later this evening :o)

So with time being short this week I decided to make a nice and simple card using one of the adorable pre-coloured Wild Rose Studio 'Bella Paper Panels' 




Perfect for a card in a hurry and this was - I nearly forgot that it will be my youngest Great Niece's 3rd birthday when we are away and I needed to get this made and posted before we left.

Card Ingredients:
Flowers: Fussy cut from WRS 'Blossom Burst' Die 

Thanks for popping by to see me today.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
TTFN

Thursday, 7 August 2014

One Embossing Folder Three Ways

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you're having a wonderful week so far.
I had a lovely day with my snuggalicious Granddaughter Ruby Mae yesterday whilst her Mummy was in Cheltenham Wedding Dress hunting - think it was a more successful trip this time - two hopefuls :o)

So today I'm here with a non-DT card - well 3 actually and as the post title says - they have all been made with the same embossing folder but using it different ways.



For the first one I simply embossed some white card and then highlighted the embossed area with Star Dust Stickles.


For the second one I inked the embossing folder using Weathered Wood Distress Ink before embossing some white card.


And for the third card I embossed then inked the embossed area with Weathered Wood Distress Ink.


I can't make up my mind which I prefer - what do you think?

Card ingredients:
Embossing Folders: Couture Creations 'Christmas Lyrics' and Em-Bossalicious 'Christmas Elegance'
Weathered Wood Distress Ink
Star Dust Stickles
Silver Mirri Board
Martha Stewart Snowflake punches
Adhesive Pearls 
White Satin Ribbon & Silver Tinsel 

Busy day ahead - got to get the holiday washing and ironing done ready for packing tomorrow as I will be out most of Saturday - meeting up with my beautiful blogging buddy Claire at the GBCF and then we fly off on Sunday - I can hardly wait :o)

Thanks for popping in to see me today and for all your lovely comments left recently.
Have a fabulous day.

TTFN

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Anything Goes with an Option of Torn Paper at Papertake Weekly

Good afternoon my lovely crafty friends.
Apologies for my late DT post - I thought I had scheduled it but when I checked not only had I not scheduled it - I hadn't even written it - oopsss!!!

So better late than never I'm here to share my DT make for the new challenge over at 


As it's the first Tuesday of the month that means we have our usual theme of

ANYTHING GOES
with the optional theme of 
TORN PAPER

I was recently very lucky to have won a prize over on the LOTV Facebook Page and I chose the fabulous Christmas Icons clear stamp set and here's what I have done with them for this week's challenge:




I started by randomly stamping the various snowflakes onto white card using Perfect Medium and then heat embossed with True White EP
Then I blended Broken China Distress Ink all over and wiped over the snowflakes with a soft towel to 'polish' them :o)
I decided to play with the optional theme of  'Torn Paper' and tore a piece of white card to create a snowy hill - which I then embossed with Sizzix 658285 Dots embossing folder.
Tree image also stamped using Perfect Medium and heat embossed with True White EP then 'fussy cut' and stuck using foam pads - a few tiny pearls added 
Sentiment from the Christmas Icons set too - same heat embossed with True White and Broken China Distress Ink blended all over.
A touch of Glamour Dust added around the edges to finish it all off.

Our wonderful sponsor this week is 
offering 1 lucky winner

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the awesome inspiration from my lovely DT buddies and our super talented GDT buddies.

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Thanks for calling in to see me.
Hope you are having a fabulous day.
TTFN

Monday, 4 August 2014

Challenge #144 at Sketch n Stash

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend.
Mine was fairly quiet really - in comparison to recent weekends!!! 
Yesterday we had a trip down to The Mall at Cribbs Causeway for some last minute holiday shopping and to meet Jamie, Rowena and Ruby Mae for lunch - then popped back to theirs for a cuppa before heading home and what seems to becoming a regular feature on Sunday afternoon - a snooze on the sofa :o)

So it's the start of a new week and today I would like to share my DT make for the new challenge over at 


and this fortnight we have a gorgeous new sketch to work play with:


Here's what I came up with:




It will be my 17th Wedding Anniversary on the 17th of this month and this card will be safely packed in my suitcase to give to my DH whilst we are away on our jolly holibobs.
There is a story behind the choices I made for this card - it starts with the image - many moons ago when John was the Branch Manager of the Building Society where I worked as a Branch Assistant he used to read the newspaper to me in the staff room at lunchtime - I think he did it so he could spend some time sitting next to me - and I didn't mind as it meant I could spend some time sitting next to him too :o) 
So when LOTV released this stamp - ages ago now - but this is the first time I have inked it up - I just had to have it :o)
Then of course the Design Paper was the perfect match for the image and to tie in with the story behind it - they are some of my new stash from Anna Marie Designs - 'Shabby Vintage'

Other items used:
Colouring Medium: Copics
Spellbinders: Timeless Rectangles
Martha Stewart: Heart Border Punch
Sentiment Tags: LOTV 'Set 69'
Fired Brick Distress Ink
Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Ribbon from stash

Our sponsor this week is


Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the details of the prize on offer and to see the gorgeous inspiration from my lovely DT buddies.

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Thanks for popping by to see me today and for all the lovely comments you have left recently - they really make my day.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN