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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Take Your Pick at Papertake Weekly

Good afternoon my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend and that your week has got off to a good start.

I had a busy weekend sorting out my little crafty haven - my DH bought me some new drawers and a corner table from Ikea so most of Saturday was taken up putting the furniture together.

I finished putting together the drawers on Sunday and then had the mega job of sorting through my stash!!!! I did have the intention of having a clearout as I went but just couldn't bring myself to getting rid of much :o)

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


and this week we have our new fabulous theme of 

TAKE YOUR PICK

(see the main challenge blog for the full details)

Here's what I came up:




I chose warm colours, fancy fold (centre step card) and buttons.

Our fabulous sponsor this week is
offering  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

Before I go here are some photos of my newly arranged little crafty haven:




Thanks for popping by to see me today and for all your lovely comments left recently.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Button It!!! at MAWTT

Hello again my lovely crafty (and non-crafty) friends.

As promised (in this post earlier this morning) I'm back with another DT share and this time it's for the new challenge over at 


This week I'm playing host and I've picked the theme 

BUTTON IT!!!

Please don't think I'm being rude - I would just like to see some buttons on your projects :o)

I decided to get a bit inky with my card:




Card Ingredients:
Image: Hero Arts 'Big Flowers Pattern'
Stamped with Black Archival ink and heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder
Then inked over using Variety of Purple & Lilac Distress Inks
Leave image inked with Crushed Olive Distress Ink
When dry I added some Stardust Stickles
Sentiment: Marion Emberson 'It's all in the Words'
Shell buttons and heart shaped button from stash

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the gorgeous inspiration from my DT buddies - this is my last week on Team A as I will be swapping over to Team B next month :o)

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Thanks for calling in to see me (again).
Let me know you've been so I can come and see you too.

Enjoy your day.
TTFN

I'm In The Pink!!!

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
How's your week going - great I hope.

I have some exciting news to share with you today.................................

The very lovely Christine AKA Rizzo recently emailed me to ask if I would like to be a Pink Lady - so after a nano second thinking time and a quick dance around the room followed by a satisfying squeal of delight I emailed straight back to say I would be tickled pink (see what I did there) to be part of the fabulous team.

And today I am here to share my very first Pink Lady DT make for the new challenge over at


with the theme of

PINK AND PEARLIE

Here's what I came up with:




Card Ingredients:

Image: LOTV Pre-coloured Art Pad 27 'Beautiful Blooms'
Design Paper: LOTV 'Pastel Dreams'
Sentiment: Hobby Art Stamps 'Clear Sentiments'
Numbers: Tim Holtz 'Word Play'
Tattered Lace 'Starlight Circle'
Adhesive Pearls from stash
Worn Lipstick Distress Ink

We have a fabulous sponsor this week:
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offering 1 lucky winner:
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Please pop over to the main challenge blog  to check out the stunning inspiration from my lovely new DT buddies - you won't be disappointed :o)

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

I'll be back a little later with another DT share for you today - until then - thanks for popping by and for all your continued support - it really means such a lot.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Get in Shape at Papertake Weekly

Good afternoon lovely peeps.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend.
I did :o) The Strictly Live Tour was as A-MA-ZING as I hoped it would be - we had brilliant seats with a great view and a lovely scrummy curry before the show - a FAB-U-LOUS night out - thanks to my adorable DH - loves ya!

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


and this week we would like you to 

GET IN SHAPE

Now on a personal note that's exactly what I need to start thinking about doing - especially with Jamie and Rowena's wedding coming up later this year - but for the challenge it's only your cards/projects that need to 'get in shape'. Basically we would like to see 3 or more different shapes used - and your card base can even count as one too - simples!!!

So I dug out my hardly used MFT Blueprints dies - set 3
and here's what I came up with:




Our sponsor this week is the fabulous
ribbon girl logo
offering 1 lucky winner
ten-pound-gift-voucher

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

Super quick post from me today as I am supervising Jack - he is at home on 'study leave' as he didn't have any exams today and if he had his way it would be more of a jolly than anything else but with two mock exams tomorrow I think his time would be better spent getting on with some revision and then some 'play time' later - so where's that whip???

Thanks for calling by to see me and for all your lovely comments left recently.
Catch up with you all laters.

TTFN

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Masculine Makes at Sweet Stampin'

Good morning my lovely crafty (and non-crafty) friends.
Hope you are well and those not I wish well soon.
I'm hoping that the weather doesn't take a turn for the worst (so far we have been lucky and missed the snow) as we are out tonight and I wouldn't want to get 'snowed out'!!!

Anyway before I start the beautifying process - and believe me that takes some doing :o)
I would like to share my DT make for the new challenge over at 


and this week we would like to see your

MASCULINE MAKES

Here's what I did:




Card Ingredients:

Image: Papermania Urban Stamps 'Time Pieces'
Stamped with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and edges inked with the same DI
'Holes' punched with 1" circle punch
Buttons and Button Twine from stash
Sentiment - I think it was a freebie from Craft Stamper magazine many moons ago

Our sponsor this week is:
offering 1 lucky winner:
£10 voucher to spend in their online store

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

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Thanks for popping by today and for all your recent comments - I really enjoy reading them and always appreciate your support.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Friday, 16 January 2015

Show Us Your Metal at Winter Wonderland

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you are having a fabulous week and are ready for an even more fabulous weekend.

I know my weekend will be FAB-U-LOUS Darling as I will be enjoying one of my Christmas pressies from my DH - we are off to see Strictly Come Dancing Live at the NIA tomorrow evening and I can hardly wait :o)

So as it's Friday it's time for a new challenge over at 


and this week the theme is 

SHOW US YOUR METAL

I have kept my DT project nice and simple this week and made a little gift bag ready to fill with something scrummy for a loved one next month:



Here's what I used:
Design Paper: My Mind's Eye 'Lush - Red'
The wooden heart tag was one of many in a gorgeous gift box my beautiful friend Claire sent me for Christmas - thanks again hunnie I love it :o)
I added a Kaisercraft Rub-on to it 
Birdcage and Love word metal charms from The Hobby House - don't foregt to tune in to Create and Craft today at 10am and 2pm to see some gorgeous stash from them 
Ribbon and Button twine from stash
Simples!!!

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

Our sponsor this week is the fabulous 
offering 1 lucky winner 
£10 to spend in their online store

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Thanks for popping by - sorry if I've been MIA this week but with my DH away I have been spending time with Jack helping him with his revision for his mock exams this week and next week and helping him to relax too - yesterday we had a lovely trip down to The Mall - but he costs me a fortune - his favourite meal 'Nandos' and a new XBox 1 game - but he is worth it :o)

Hope to catch up with you later this evening - off to Pilates this morning.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

It's All New at Papertake Weekly

Good afternoon my lovely crafty friends.

Hope you had a wonderful weekend.
For me it was what I love best - time spent with the family - and a scrummy Sunday roast :o)

Then I started getting details and making notes for the wedding stationery for Jamie and Rowena later this year - but September will be here before we know it so definitely need to get started with it all.

So a quick order to The Ribbon Girls so I can put together initial samples - fingers crossed they like them and decisions can be finalised asap :o)

Anyway enough waffle - I'm really here to share my DT make for the new challenge over at 


and this week the fabulous theme is

IT'S ALL NEW

So that good be New Home, New Baby, New Job or like me and a few other DT New Stash :o)

My scrummilicious Granddaughter Lola Arizona's mummy (Katy) bought me some 'Gorjuss' stash for Christmas - including some mini decoupage sets and scrummy papers and here's what I did with them:




Card Ingredients:
Image: Simply Gorjuss Mini Decoupage 'Let Down'
Design Papers: Simply Gorjuss 6x6 Paper Pack
Ribbon: Simply Gorjuss Ribbon Pack
Sentiment plaque and faux brads - I added a touch of Glossy Accounts to them - from decoupage kit
Memory Box Madera Corner Die
Christmas Red Stickles

Our wonderful sponsor this week is 
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Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the details of the fabulous sponsor prize 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 your lovely comments left recently.
Hope to catch up with you all later this evening - will be looking for something to do as Jack will be busy revising as he started his Mock GCSE's yesterday - but I will have to take over the quiz master role as my DH is away until Thursday :o(

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Friday, 9 January 2015

'Joyride' at 17 with Tiddly Inks

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.

Today I'm here to share a card I have made for the DT call over at 

I picked this image as I had a recent request to make a card for my friend's Goddaughter who will be celebrating her 17th birthday next week and the only stipulation was that it was cute and had a car on it - so what could be cuter than 'Wryn Joy Ride' from Tiddly Inks teamed with some scrummy 
Bo Bunny DP's :o)




Card Ingredients:

Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: Bo Bunny 'Primrose'
Numbers: Tim Holtz 'Word Play'
Flower from stash
New Dies: Tattered Lace 'Starlight Circle' and the 'extras' from 'Starlight Oval'
Spellbinders: 'Ribbon Banners' for the PC Generated Sentiment
Victorian Velvet Distress Ink
5mm Adhesive Pearls from The Hobby House

Challenges I would like to enter:

Tiddly Inks: DT Call
Aud Sentiments: Use Something New
Cute Card Thursday - What's New 
In The Pink - Anything Goes
Cards Galore Encore! - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Something New
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Use Something New 

I decided to apply for this DT - not only because I adore the images - I have lots of the digi images and a couple of clear stamps - not coloured one in for a while and I really must do something about that - love Wryn in particular :o) but also because 2 of the challenge blogs I was DT on have recently closed and I feel a little lost not posting so much :o(

The entries so far are totally gorgeous so my chances are limited - wish me luck :o)

Thanks for popping to see me and for all the lovely comments left recently - I reall enjoy reading them.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN