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Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Merry Christmas

Just popping on a post to wish all my lovely crafty friends and followers a



Hope Santa is good you :o)

Wishing you all Peace and Happiness and sending big hugs to those that need them.

Thank you all for your continued support and friendship - it really does mean so much to me.

See you all in 2015 with my next DT make and some exciting news!!!!
TTFN

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Pick a Fave from 2014 at Papertake Weekly

Good afternoon my lovely crafty friends.

Hope your week is going well and that you are well on the way to being ready for the festivities to begin.

I am now that I have been to do the MEGA food shop and have managed to find somewhere to put it all away - although the fridge is stocked like a a game of Jenga - so one wrong move and it will all come tumbling down :o)

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


and as the theme is 

PICK A FAVE FROM 2014

I picked a recent 'Anything Goes - Optional Make a Christmas Decoration' so I could share another Festive Home Decor make with you:

You may remember this one I made earlier in the year - well I sold that at one of my Christmas Craft Fayres but my DiL had had her eye on it - so I thought I would make another for her:



Similar but just a little different - but she loved it :o)

Our sponsor this week is 
offering 1 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 your visit today and for any lovely comments you may wish to leave - I always look forward to reading them.

I hope to have a quick catch up with you all later this evening whilst watching the telly.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Monday, 22 December 2014

Challenge #154 at Sketch n Stash

Good morning my lovely carfty friends.

Hope you had a wonderful weekend and are on the way to being ready for the man in the big red suit to visit on Thursday :o)

Mine was not too busy - finishing off the last of the decorations in the dining room ready for the Festive Feast - some leisurely browsing around the local garden centres and the new services on the M5 where they have lots of scrummy local Farmer's and other local produce and handmade goodies - a bit of a strange location but they also have a scrummy restaurant :o)

So today I am here to share another Festive make with you as my DT make for the new challenge over at 


and we have another fabulous sketch to play with - don't know about you but for me I love to work with a sketch as it helps to get the crafty juices flowing - especially when time is short and deadlines need to be met :o)

So here's what I did:




And here's what I used: 

Image: Pre-Coloured LOTV 'Art Pad 18'
Design Papers: Craftwork Cards 'Magic of Christmas'
Glamour Dust added to edge of image panel
Craftwork Cards 'Magic of  Christmas' Bow and Candi - with a touch of Glossy Accents added
Sentiment: Magazine Freebie

We have two fabulous sponsors this time: 

Offering a lucky winner a CD of their choice

and
Offering another lucky winner images of their choice

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the fabulous inspiration from ny DT buddies.

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Thanks for popping by to see me today and for all your continued support.

I will be back again this week before the BIG DAY but if I don't see you I would just like to wish yiu and yours a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year.

Have a wonderful day.
TTFN

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Black, White and A Splash of Colour at Sweet Stampin'

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

I'm happy to report that Jack's room is finished - just need to pick up the new roller blind and curtains but I think John will do that on his way back from Yoga this morning and then it will be my job to hang them :o)

So that's one job ticked off the list - another job already done and ticked off the list this morning was to defrost and clean the small freezer in the garage - ready to be refilled when the shopping arrives :o)

But before that happens I would like to share my DT make for the new challenge over at 

and this week the theme is 

BLACK, WHITE and a SPLASH OF COLOUR 

Here's what I did:




I love this striking colour combo :o)

Card Ingredients:
Image: Indigo Blu 'Baroque Christmas Tree'
Stamped with Archival Black and heat embossed with clear EP
Spalshes of Xmas Red Stickles
Sentiment from LOTV 
Mat and layered onto black and red cardstock and finished with a black knotted ribbon.

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the fabulous inspiration from my lovely DT buddies and to see what our wonderful sponsors this time are offering as a prize.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Brown Sugar - Christmas
Stempelsonnen Challenge - Anything Goes
That's Crafty - Anything Goes
Red Rubber Inspirationals - Christmas Cheer 
Crafting By Designs - Embossing
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Winter Inspiration 
Card Mania - Christmas

Thanks for popping by to see me today and for all your lovely comments recently - they really do mean such a lot.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Friday, 19 December 2014

Fussy and Fancy at Winter Wonderland

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.

I am starting to get just a wee bit excited now we are on the final countdown to the BIG DAY - can't wait to see what Santa puts in my stocking :o)

Still got loads to do - not helped by the last minute decision to get Jack's room redecorated - so this morning was spent looking for a new roller blind and curtains.

So without any further delay (as my post is a little later than usual) I would like to share my DT make for the new challenge over at 


and this week sees the start of our Non-Christmas makes - although you can still continue with them as well :o)

And the theme this week is

FUSSY AND FANCY

I needed a birthday card for a friend that has a Festive Birthday and here'e what I came up with:




Here's what I did:

Background embossed and then I rubbed Creative Expressions Vintage Rose Gilding Wax over the top.

A few new 'treats' have been used on the card :o)

Sue Wilson Stamp: Camellia Trellis
Memory Box: Madera Corner
Papertrey Ink: Birthday Die - cut 3 times and layered 
Glamour Dust, Alaphabet Stickers and Adhesive Pearls from stash 

We have some fabulous sponsors offering some amazing prizes this week:

£10 Voucher from the The Hobby House

£10 Voucher from Wild Orchid

£10 Voucher for Crafter's Companion


Please pop overe 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 - you are always welcome and I always look forward to reading any comments you may wish to leave.

Right best a shift on and get back to wrapping a few more pressies.

Will catch up with you all later.
Have a fabulous day.

TTFN
 

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Anything Goes at Divas by Design

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you are having a good week and are well on the way to being ready for the 'big day' 
I 'think' I have finished the shopping but still have the mahooosive task of wrapping all the presents!!!

But I won't be doing that today as I will be far too busy playing and having fun with my squidgilicious Grandson Oliver and then preparing a family tea - so if I don't get round to seeing you today I hope to catch up with you all tomorrow.

So today I have a very sad post to share with as our lovely leader over at 


has had to make the very tough decision to make this the last challenge and close down the challenge blog :o(

I have been so thrilled to be part of this fabulous DT and am so saddened that this will be my last piece of inspiration to share with you for them.

So to go out with a bang we have the easiest theme of all

ANYTHING GOES

So here's what I did:




Card Ingredients:

Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: First Edition 'Daydream'
Spellbinders: Labels 18 and Decorative Floral Ovals
Martha Stewart Scalloped Heart border punch
Burlap, Lace and Flowers from stash
Sentiment Tags: LOTV
Walnut Stain Distress Ink

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

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Thanks for popping by.
Have a fabulous day.

TTFN

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Last Christmas at Papertake Weekly

Good afternoon my lovely crafty friends.

It's a beautiful day here in Gloucestershire - the sun is shining but it's a little frosty too - perfect for a brisk walk to blow away the cobwebs and freshen up after all the running around that's we have all been doing.

So that's what I intend to do after I have shared my DT make for the new challenge over at 


and as I'm sure you are almost ready for the big day (ahem!!!) but maybe need just that one more card - then our fabulous theme this week should help 

LAST CHRISTMAS 

So an opportunity to share with us your last Christmas card of the year 
(although like me you may have more than one!!!)

So here's what I did:




The Craftz Boutique have had some fabulous Christmas Advent offers and last week they had 30% off Sue Wilson dies - so with some of the money I made from my recent Christmas Craft Fayres I treated myself to an early a few early Christmas pressies - well it would have been rude not to :o)

Card Ingredients:
Sue Wilson Pinstriped Poinsettia stamped onto Vellum and heat embossed with White EP
Spotty Design Paper: LOTV 'Pastel Dreams'
Star Dust Stickles
Adhesive Pearls from stash

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the fabulous inspiration from my lovely DT buddies and to see the wonderful prize on offer from our sponsor this week.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Crafty Boots - Merry Christmas
Crafty Cardmakers - Christmas
Incy Wincy - Christmas
Ooh La La - Christmas
Glitter n Sparkle - Glittery, Sparkly Christmas
In the Pink - Christmas in Pink
Crafty Catz - Last Minute Christmas

Thanks for popping by today - as always it's great to see you here.

Have a wonderful day.
TTFN