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Saturday, 26 April 2014

Blogaversary Candy


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Hello my lovely crafty friends.
I can hardly believe that 5 years have past since I started my little venture into the world of blogging.
But it has and I have made some fabulous friends along the way - some virtual and some I have been very lucky to meet in real life and stay in touch with regularly.

I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of you that have supported and befriended me during this time and for all the visits and lovely comments you leave - they really do mean such a lot.
 So I have a little candy to offer you.


To be in with a chance to win my candy please could you

1. Be or become a follower - but not just for the candy please!!
2. Add my candy picture to your sidebar with a link back to my blog
3. Add your link to Mr. Linky below

My candy will remain open for the next two weeks - until Midnight (GMT)on Saturday 26 April and a winner will be picked using Random.org and announced with my Stamp Basket DT  post on Sunday 27 April at 8:00am (GMT)

Thanks again for all your support and good luck.
TTFN


Thursday, 17 April 2014

Use The Word 'Happy' at MAWTT

Good morning my lovely crafty friends. I hope you are all well and enjoying the lovely weather we are having in the UK at the moment - just perfect for the Easter break so I hope it lasts.

I am mega happy today as my bestest blogging buddy Claire is coming to play :o)
So before we head off to my little Crafty Haven I would just like to share my DT make for this week's challenge over at 


and our theme has been picked by the lovely Judith

USE THE WORD 'HAPPY'

Here's what I did:




Card Ingredients:
Compiled using Serif Craft Artist
Image: Docrafts Digital Designer CD-Rom 'Forever Friends'
Printed onto Linen Cardstock 
Easter Sentiment: Digi Vickie Word Art 
'Happy' Carbon Type Font 
Diamond Stickles

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

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Thanks for popping by to see me today - your support really is appreciated and I always look forward to reading any comments you may wish to leave.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Happy Easter at Papertake Weekly

Good afternoon my lovely crafty friends.
I wrote this post earlier this morning whilst the sun was shining and I am hoping that it continues to do so as my snuggalicious Grand-daughter Ruby Mae will be coming to play later  - her Mummy has just gone back to work part-time starting today and her Daddy has his day off today so he is coming over for a visit - or a helping hand more like lol!!!!

So today I would like to share my DT make for 


and this week the fabulous theme is

HAPPY EASTER

Here's what I came up with:




Card Ingredients:

Image: DSB 'Easter Buffy'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: Dovecraft 'Sugar and Spice'
Easter Egg mat and layers cut using Scan n Cut
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots EF
Martha Stewart Double Dots border punch
Double Satin Ribbon from The Ribbon Girls
Sentiment: Pink Petticoat
Star Dust Stickles

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

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

Challenges I would like to enter:

Digi Stamp Boutique - Monthly Customer Challenge
Animal Friends - Spring/Easter
Feeling Crafty - Anything for a Child
Cuttin and Stampin - Easter
Card Mania - Easter
Craft Your Passion - Bunnies Chicks and Eggs

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.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Monday, 14 April 2014

Challenge #137 At Sketch n Stash

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
What a beautiful start to the day here in Gloucestershire- so bright and sunny - hope it stays that way.

Today I'm here to share my DT make for 


and this fortnight we have another fabulous sketch to work with and here's what I did with it:

Can you guess who it is for lol!!!
My squidgilicious Grandson Oliver is a big 3 years old today - he had a fab party yesterday - will share a few photos at the end.




Card Ingredients:
Sentiment Tags: LOTV Set 24
Number 3: Tim Holtz Sizzix Wordplay Die
Alphas and Cord from Stash 

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

We have two fabulous sponsors this fortnight:
offering 1 lucky winner
$10 spend in their online store

and a brand new sponsor - my lovely blogging and DT buddy Liz 
offering another VERY lucky winner

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Thanks for popping in to see me today and for any lovely comments you may wish to leave - I always look forward to reading them.

Before I go here are a few of my favourite photos from yesterday:





Don't forget to take a look at my Blogaversary Candy here 

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN
 

Sunday, 13 April 2014

A Floral Butterfly Explosion for The Stamp Basket

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Today I'm here with a little Sunday Inspiration using some scrummy stash from 


and this week I thought I would make a card in a box - I have seen lots of these around blogland recently and just had to have a go :o)

Here's what I came up with using lots of Wild Rose Studio and Memory Box dies:




The Stamp Basket Products Used

WRS Die Cuts - cut using Neenah Classic Solar White
Memory Box - cut using Neenah Classic Solar White
Vivienne Butterfly
Pippi Butterfly
Isabella Butterfly 
Design Papers:
Adhesive Pearls: 
Hobby House Ivory Silk
Sentiment:
LOTV 

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Right I must dash - I have to put on my Sunday Best for my squidgilicious Grandson Oliver's birthday party today - his birthday is tomorrow - 3 years gone in the blink of an eye!!!

Thanks for popping in to see me today - I really appreciate your support and always look forward to reading any comments you may wish to leave.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

TTFN

Saturday, 12 April 2014

A New Home for Aaron and Kerry

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you have had a lovely week and are ready for a fabulous weekend.

It's been busy here again this week - but at last Aaron and Kerry and my squidgilicious Grandson Oliver have finally moved into their new home as first time home owners - they had previously been renting.
So we had Oliver on Thursday whilst they patiently waited to pick up the keys and get moved in - will share some photos at the end of this post.

Here's the card I made for them:




Card Ingredients:

Sentiment Panel: Inkylicious 'New Home'
Design Paper: LOTV 'Baskets and Bunnies'
Spellbinders: Timeless Rectangles
Spotty Ribbon: Maya Arts
Flowers from stash

So as promised here are a few of my favourite photos of Oliver this week:




I'll be back later with another post and some candy as today is the 5th Anniversary of my blog - I can hardly believe that I posted my first ever blog post 5 years ago today - where has that time gone??!!??

Thanks for popping by to see me today - you're visits and support mean so much and are what have encouraged me to keep going all this time - thank you :o)

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Easter/Spring at Divas by Design

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

A quick post from me this morning and then a quick bloggy catch whilst my DH and son are still in the land of nod :o) 
Jack is on school holidays (he finished on Friday) and John is also now on holiday until after Easter so lots of quality time to spend together.
Today we are going to Pilates earlier than usual as there is a BIG football match they want to watch this evening!!!

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


and this week Team B are sharing inspiration on the theme

EASTER or SPRING

Here's what I did:



Card Ingredients:
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Paper: A Freebie from Tinker & Co (many moons ago)
Corner Die: Lea'bilities 'Corner Flowers'
Cuttlebug 'Spots and Dots' Embossing Folder
Egg Shape and Easter Sentiment cut using Scan n Cut basic shapes
Buttons, Ribbon and Alpha Stickers from stash

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

My Website & Shop

Challenges I would like to enter:

Digi Stamp Boutique - Monthly Customer Competition
Digichoosday - Ovals
Everybody Art - Punched Corners
Just Inpsirational - Embossing 
Sweet Stamps - Easter
Card Mania - Easter

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

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN