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Friday, 1 May 2015

My Birthday, Blogaversary and Thank You Candy


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Good morning my lovely crafty friends and followers.

Today I am celebrating my blog birthday and in a couple of weeks I will be celebrating my own birthday.

It was exactly 6 years ago today that I posted my very first blog post and to date I have posted 1630 posts - including this special one :o)

I can't believe where the past 6 years have gone!!!
So much has happened in my life during this time - most if it has been truly wonderful.

I have made (and met) a number of inspirational friends, been extremely lucky to be or have been on some amazing Design Teams and more recently have had the fabulous opportunity to design for Papercraft Inspirations magazine - a dream that I never really imagined would come true.

And through it all I have had some amazing friends follow my crafty exploits and take time to leave some lovely encouraging comments.

I wish I could send something special to each and every one but that might just make me bankrupt hahaha!!!!

So instead I have the following Blogaversary, Birthday and Thank You candy available as a 

MAHOOOOOSIVE THANK YOU 

from me to you for all your continued support and encouragement.

Candy #1
A Selection of Sizzix Flower Dies

Candy #2
A Gorjuss 12x12 Paper Pack and a Gorjuss Stamp Set

Candy #3
A Selection of Hobby House Elisabeth Bell 'Quiet Moments' Toppers and Hobby House Embellishments

If you would like the chance to win one of the above parcels simply add your name to the link below - indicating which candy you would prefer and post a picture on your sidebar with a link back to my blog please.


This candy is for my loyal followers and friends only - it would be lovely if you wanted to start following me because you like what I do - but please no candy only followers thank you :o)
I will post overseas.

I will draw 3 winners from the entries on my birthday - 1st May and will post the winner details on my blog.

Many many thanks as always for your friendship and support.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Cute as a Button at Papertake WeeklyEither

Good afternoon my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you are well and making the most of this fabulous weather we are having at the moment - although I don't think it's set to last beyond the end of this week :o(

Today I would like to share my DT make for the new challeneg over at 


and this week our theme is

CUTE AS A BUTTON

So that could be a cute image or using buttons or as I have done use both :o)

Here's what I did using some scrummy Hobby House and The Ribbon Girls products




Here's what I used:
Image: The Hobby House Wee Stamps Die Cut Topper 'Posey'
Design Papers: The Hobby House 'Damask Papers' & 'Love Me Papers'
Flowers: Sweetheart Blossom from The Ribbon Girls Cosmos Daisies 
Ribbon: Ecru Satin from The Ribbon Girls
Pearl Bead String from The Ribbon Girls
Button Twine from The Ribbon Girls
Buttons from stash
Memory Box Cosmo Border Die - Blinged Up with Stamp n Bond and Crystal Glamour Dust 

Our fabulous sponsor this week is the lovely Mary and Andrea from 
ribbon girl logo
offering 1 lucky winner:
ten-pound-gift-voucher

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

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

Don't forget to take a look at my Blogaversary, Birthday and Thank You candy - full details here

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Monday, 20 April 2015

Tiddly Inks Guest Blog Hop

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.

I cannot tell you how excited I am to share my project today as I am taking part in a very special 

GUEST BLOG HOP 

 for 


Whoop Whooop :o)

And my card features one of my most favourite characters - Wryn and this adorable Wrynn comes with another favourite of mine - Chocolate Chip Cookies nom nom :o)




Here's what I used:

Image: Tiddly Inks 'Smart Cookie'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Tonic Trellis Base Die Set
Tonic Floral Frames Die Set
Anna Marie Designs 'Stamens'
Doodlebug Sprinkles 'Swimming Pool'

Head on over to Christy's blog to see the full details of this fabulous Blog Hop and to see the links to follow for some more scrummy inspiration.

I would like to thank Christy for the opportunity to hop along on this Special Guest Blog Hop.

I would also like to apply for the current DT call at Tiddly Inks - fngers, eyes and toes all crossed :o)

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Make it Sparkle at In the Pink

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you are well and enjoying the fabulous warm sunny weather we are having.

Thank you for all the lovely Happy Birthday wishes for my squidgilicious Grandson Oliver earlier in the week. I'm thrilled to report that he loved his Gruffalo card and all his Gruffalo gifts - I would have loved to be able to share some photos of the birthday boy with this post - but 'silly Grandma' (in Oliver's words) left her iPad where the photos are at Oliver's house and although he will be here for playtime today it won't be until after this post has gone live - so I guess I'll share them another day :o)

So today I would like to share my DT make for the new challenge over at

IN THE PINK

and this time we have the fabulous theme of

MAKE IT SPARKLE

but don't forget to to MAKE IT PINK as well :o)

I took the opportunity to cross another make off my To DO list and this time I've made a card for my scrummilicious Granddaugher Lola Arizona who's birthday is next month:




Here's what I used:

Anna Marie Designs 7"x7" Card Blank
Image: Sugar Nellie 'Live Laugh Love'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: Papermania Capsule Collection 'Wild Rose'
Tonic Dies: Deco Trellis Base Die Set and Frond Finesse Swirls
Flowers: Heartfelt Creations 'Delightful Daisy' Stamped with Perfect Medium and heat embossed with True White EP then die cut using matching die set
Flower centres: The Hobby House 'Rhinestone Sparklers'
Star Dust Stickles

We have the lovely Mary and Andrea from:

as our fabulous sponsor this fornight.
Offering 1 very lucky winner:

 

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

Challenges I would like to enter:

The Sugar Bowl - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - One for the Girls
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge - Things with Wings
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Wings
Through the Purple Haze - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

Thanks for popping b y to see me today and for all your continued support.
Don't forget to enter my Blogaversary, Birthday and Thank You Candy - see here for full details.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Words Words Words at Papertake Weekly

Good afternoon my lovely crafty friends.

My post is scheduled today as I am currently having tea and cake with my squidgilicious Grandson Oliver who is a BIG 4 years old today :o)

So I'll keep it short and sweet.

Today sees the start of a new challenge over at

PAPERTAKE WEEKLY

and this week Dawny would like to see your projects on the theme

WORDS WORDS WORDS

My cousin recently moved and I thought this sentiment would be perfect for a new home card for her done in her most favourite colour combo - most of her house is decorated in this colour scheme:




Our fabulous sponsor this week is the wonderful Jill from


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 popping by.
TTFN

Saturday, 11 April 2015

A Card for a 'Very Special' Child at Sweet Stampin'

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.

Whooooppp whoooopppp I'm so happy it's the weekend and my DH will be home later - I have really missed him these past 4 days :o(

So today I have a very special card made for a very special little boy who will be a BIG 4 years old on Tuesday and who is having a fabulous Gruffalo Feast birthday party on Sunday -
 my squidgilicious Grandson Oliver :o) and it is my DT make for the new challenge over at 


where the theme this week is

A CARD FOR A CHILD

Oliver is totally obsessed with The Gruffalo at the moment so I just had to find an image online to colour and there were plenty to choose from.

So here's what I did:




He knows all his letters and numbers so he will be able to read what this says :o)

Our sponsor this week is 

offering 1 lucky winner
2 digi images of their choice

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

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Thanks for calling by today.
Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Friday, 10 April 2015

White on White at Winter Wonderland

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

Not that I wish time away but I am soooooo looking forward to tomorrow when my DH returns from his visit to the Lake District to spend time with his Brother as I have missed him soooooo much :o(

It has meant I have had some time to catch up on that mahooooosive 'To Do' list - Aaron's invites are all done, Lola Arizona's invites are all done, I've made a start on some magazine commissions - which is just as well as another two have arrived :o)

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

and this week the theme is 

WHITE ON WHITE 

I kept my card very CAS (and flat) - nice and easy and post friendly - so I may make a number of these :o)




As always WoW not easy to photograph - the sparkle is not blue IRL!!!

I bought this embossing folder at the NEC not last year but the year before and this is the first time I've used it - shocking!!!!!
Sentiment: Indigo Blu - heat embossed with True White onto parchment.

Our sponsor this week is:
offering  lucky winner:
3 digi images of their choice.

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 to see me today.
It's always great to see you here and I really do appreciate all your continued support.

Have a fabulous day.
Now where's that To Do list???

TTFN