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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Black White and One other at Papertake Weekly

Good afternoon my lovely crafty friends.
Hope those of you in the UK are keeping safe and warm - it's blowing a gale out there today - but the sun is shining so it's not all bad :o)

Today I have my DT project for the fabulous 


and this week the theme is 

BLACK WHITE AND ONE OTHER

I decided to go with some SILVER for a sparkilicious Festive Make:




I had such fun putting this together. It has lots of different techniques and texture.

I'll be back a little later with details of items used.

Please pop over to the main challenge blog for full details of the fabulous prize on offer from our wonderful sponsor and to check out the gorgeous inspiration from my lovely DT buddies.

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Thanks for calling by today and for any comments you may wish to leave - I always look forward  to reading them.

Must dash - we have someone landscaping the front garden this week and I'm on coffee duty :o)

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Monday, 20 October 2014

Ooops I Did it Again!!!!

Good morning my lovely crafty friends. Hope you've had a wonderful weekend. 
For me it was a weekend of highs and lows - Saturday was fabulous - did a lovely 6 mile walk with  my DH in glorious sunshine along the canal path then had a little crafty in my little crafty haven......... but as the post title says - on Sunday I decided to go for another walk in the morning with my DH but just a short walk down to Starbucks for a coffee when Ooopps I took a bad step into a pothole and yes completely twisted my still not completely healed ankle - I can assure you that 'ooopps' wasn't the word that immediately sprang to mind. 
Seriously the pain at the time was excruciating - it actually made me feel physically sick :o(

Anyway so here I am again with my ankle the size of an orange but I can just about walk on it - my DH got my a support sock which does help.

Today I thought I would share another of my Home Decor items I have been busy stocking up on - this is a Chalkboard Countdown to Santa Coming:




So here's what I used:

2 MDF Hearts from the MDF Man - small one painted with Chalkboard Paint
Large one painted on reverse with Indigo Blu 'Postbox Red' Acrylic Paint and then covered with Craftwork Cards 'Magic of Christmas' Design Paper
Memory Box 'Frostyville Wreath - die cut in white and then black to create a shadow.
Sentiment: Miss Kate Cuttables SVG that I converted in my Scan n Cut :o)
Gingham Ribbon and Adhesive Pearls from stash

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Thanks for popping by today.
Hope to catch up with you all later this evening whilst sitting with my foot up!!!

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Friday, 17 October 2014

Chalkboard Christmas

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Thanks for all the get well wishes yesterday - I'm still feeling a bit yuk but my head isn't as banging as it was :o)

I don't have any DT projects to share with you until next Tuesday so for the new few days I thought I would share some of the Festive Makes and Home Decor makes I have been stocking up on for the Christmas Craft Fayres next month.

So today I have a set of four Christmas Cards made using some new Chalkboard Mini Stamps and some gorgeous Craftwork Cards goodies:






Card Ingredients:
Whimsy  Christmas Chalkboards 1 Stamped onto black cardstock using White Stazon and then ink smudged over to give a 'chalkboard effect'
Design Papers: Craftwork Cards 'Magic of Christmas'
Bows: Craftwork Cards 'Magic of Christmas'
Dies: Frame 'Noor Design 6002/0356' Reindeer 'Sizzix Tim Holtz 656923'
Glossy Accents and Diamond Stickles

Challenges I would like to enter:
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes with a Sentiment 
Fab n Funky - Christmas
Inky Impressions - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - Christmas
Crafty Cardmarkers - Sentiment as Main Focus
Fashionable Stamping - Anything Goes
We Do Doobadoo - Anything Goes

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

Having another lazy day today - Jack has an INSET day so I don't even have to do the school run and my DH has already requested an Indian Takeaway for tea - sorted!!!

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Thursday, 16 October 2014

It's a White Christmas at MAWTT

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you are feeling better than I am today - I am full of cold and my head is banging :o(
Think I might just have a quiet day today and snuggle up on the sofa watching some DVD's

So today I have another DT make to share with you and this one is for the new challenge over at 


Our lovely Wendy is playing host this week and has picked the theme

WHITE CHRISTMAS 

Not too sure about my make for this challenge - it didn't quite work out as I had in my head - not sure what's wrong with it - but I ended up not being too happy with it but no time to change it :o(

So here it is:




Card Ingredients:
Memory Box: Grand Madison French Door Die & Modern Landscape Die
Embossing Folders: Sizzix 658285 (Dots) and Sue Wilson Snow Flurry
Glamour Dust
Sentiment: Creative Expressions

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the much lovelier inspiration from my super talented DT buddies.

Thanks for popping by to see me today.
Have a fabulous day.

Now where's that box of tissues and remote control???

TTFN

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Super Fly at Papertake Weekly

Good afternoon my lovely crafty friends.
Well it's still dull and damp here in Gloucestershire - me thinks the Autumn has arrived and is set to stay :o( 
On the up side I guess that means there is a good reason to stay inside snug and warm and happy in my little crafty haven.

So today I have my DT project for the new challenge over at 


and this week we have a fabulous theme of 

SUPER FLY 

So basically anything with wings is what we would love to see.

For me that just had to be Flutterbys - or better known as Butterflies - but they do flutter by :o)

And here's what I did:




And here's how I did it:

I recently bought some fabulous Pallet Art Kits and I started by covering the panels with some Chervon Paper by Hazel & Ruby from Create and Craft and then placed some re-useable Everyday Word stencils - also by Hazel & Ruby
Then I painted over it with Vanilla Chalk Paint and removed the stencils - simples :o)
Embellished with a few favourite Flutterby Spellbinder Dies and Martha Stewart Punch
Inked with Spiced Marmalade and Warm Honey Distress Inks and a few adhesive pearls from stash to finish them off.

I made this for one of the upcoming Craft Fayres I have next month - but it is possible it may not make to the sale as it looks pretty good on my wall :o)

Our sponsor this week is 
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Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the details of the prize on offer and to see the 'Super Fly' inspiration from my lovely DT buddies.

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Thanks for popping by today and for all the lovely comments left recently - I really do appreciate all your support.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Monday, 13 October 2014

Challenge #149 at Sketch n Stash

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
What a dull damp miserable day it is here in Gloucestershire today - me thinks I will just have to cheer myself up with a good old crafty play in my little crafty haven :o)

But before I head off I would just like to share my DT make for the new challenge over at 


and this fortnight we have this fabulous sketch to play with


and here's what I did with it:



 
My friend recently asked me to make a card for a friend who will be celebrating their 7th Wedding Anniversary next week and when I checked the Anniversary list I saw that the 7th is 'wool' so that's why I have used this fabulous image from Pink Petticoat - I flipped one.
It also suits the recipient as she loves her knitting :o)

Card Ingredients:
Design Papers: Scrummy 'Pastel Dreams' from LOTV
Martha Stewart 'Scrolled Lace' Border Punch
Sentiment PC generated
Adhesive Crystal Hearts from stash
Number: Sizzix Tim Holtz 'Word Play'
Glamour Dust

We have two fabulous sponsors this fortnight:

offering  lucky winner a CD of their choice

and my lovely PTW teamie Liz
offering another lucky winner

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the gorgeous inspiration from my lovely DT buddies.

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Thanks for popping by to see me today.
Let me know you've been so I can come and see you too :o)

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Sunday, 12 October 2014

A Rustic Christmas Wreath

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you are having a great weekend - so far.
Happy to say the weather improved enough yesterday morning to get out for a walk - although my ankle was feeling it - I can walk on it ok - but my walking shoes just sit right where the bruising is and of course just like any bruise it hurts to touch it - ouch :o(

Today I think I will rest it and have a lovely crafty play in my little crafty haven :o)

As I don't have my usual Sunday morning inspiration for The Stamp Basket to share with you - Janet has now made the hard decision to close the online shop down - there are some amazing bargains to be had - full details here I thought I would pop by to share another Home Decor piece I made recently.




And here's what I did:

I started by wrapping some '25cm Faux Hessian' from The Ribbon Girls around a polystyrene ring and then created a floral and foliage arrangement using 'Ruby Red' Rolled Roses, 'Burgundy 20mm Open Roses',  'Frosted Brown Cones', The Hobby House 'Vintage Blooms - Cream'  Iced Berries 'Gold' from Polkadoodles and Doo Hickey 'Sprawling Ferns' 

Challenges I would like to enter:

Crafting at the Weekend - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - Something Round
Alphabet Challenge - 'R' For Round or Rectangle
Polkadoodles - Not a Square 

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

TTFN