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Thursday, 31 January 2013

Punch it Out at MAWTT

Good morning.
Hope you are having a great week so far. Today I've got my rescheduled appointment at the hospital to have a nerve conduction test - I had to cancel due to the snow 2 weeks ago and then this afternoon we have a meeting at Jack's school to get information about his GCSE options for next year. It's so hard for them to make decisions that could have an impact on their future at this age as he has no idea what he wants to do - other than play on his X-Box - as with many other teenage boys I'm sure that he would get an A* if that was an option lol!!!

Anyways I'm here to share my DT card for 


This week Team B are playing and I'm the host and have picked the theme

PUNCH IT OUT
Basically I would like to see you uses your punches/dies

Our sponsor this week is 
offering 1 lucky winner 5 digi stamps 
and the DT were lucky enough to get some images to play with.

Here's what I did



Card Ingredients:
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: Papernmania Capsule 'Parkstone Pink'
Ribbon from stash
Daisy Punches in Medium and Small
Martha Stewart Frond Punch and Scrolled Lace Border Punch
Adhesive Pearls from stash
Sentiment: Kaisercraft

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
Anything Goes - Mononchrome 
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Marker Pop - Pretty in Pink
Totally Gorjuss - Flowers
QKR Stampede - Soft Pastels

Thanks for your visit today - I really do appreciate it.
Don't forget you can still enter my celebration candy - full details here.

Have a wonderful day.
TTFN

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Love at Stampavie & More

Good morning. I'm pleased to say that Jack is feeling so much better and is back at school :o)
John is working in Birmingham today so it's just me and Pickle-LilyCat.

Today I'm here to share my DT card for 

STAMPAVIE AND MORE 

and this fortnight we have a very topical theme 

LOVE

Here's what I came up with



I've had this adorable LOTV image for quite a while now and this is the first time I've inked it up - how very rude!!!

Card Ingredients:
Image: LOTV 'Meant to Be'emnto
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: First Edition 'Spring Drop'
Wooden Flower and Heart Shaped Buttons from stash
Sheer Organza Ribbon and Heart Trim from stash
Magnolia Doo Hickey Swirl
Sentiment: LOTV
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Heart Punch
Spellbinders Labels 25

Challenges I would like to enter:
Lil's Little Fairies - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Love/Anything Goes
Love to Create - Anything Goes with a Sentiment
Gingerloft - Love is in the Air
Sweet Stampin - Ribbon
Winter Wonderland - It Takes Two
C.R.A.F.T - Valentine/Love

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the gorgeous inspiration from my lovely DT buddies.
Hope you can find some time to join in the fun with us too.

Thanks for popping by today - your visit means so much.
Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Happy 1st Birthday

Good morning. Did you miss me yesterday :o)
I did the shopping in person this week - had a break from online shopping and did some baking then had to play catch up on some housework :o(

I also had a little play in my crafty haven as I had a card to make for my MiL and that's the card I would like to share with you today:



Card Ingredients:
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: First Edition 'Animal Antics'
Ribbon recycled from gift bag 
Sentiment PC generated
Buttons from stash

Challenges I would like to enter:
Forever Friends - Birthday
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
DigiStamp Boutique - Use A DSB Image
Whoopsi Daisy - Card for A Child
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes 
Here Come the Boys - Bingo (Patterned Paper, Free, Buttons)
Red Carpet Studio - Card with  Bear
Stamptacular Sunday - Spots & Stripes
The Squirrel & The Fox - Something New (Design Papers)
Jelly Park - Button Up 
4 Crafty Chicks - Buttons
Ready Teddy Go - Something New (Design Papers)

Jack's not feeling too well today - think he's picked up a bug from somewhere - his friend was ill all last week so I guess he will be staying at home today - so if I don't get to pop in on you all you'll know why :o(

Don't forget I have some Celebration Candy available here

Thanks for popping by today.
Have a wonderful day.
TTFN

Saturday, 26 January 2013

I'm a Gem - A Pink Gem!!!

Good morning. 
Hope you are all keeping well.
Also hope you're not getting bored of all my DT shares this week :o)
As promised I'm back again today with news of another new DT post and I'm thrilled to have been picked to join 


I feel so lucky to be on so many wonderful DT's and I'm really looking forward to playing with Janet's adorable images.

This week it's Team Gem's turn to share some inspiration with you and the uber talented Donna has picked the theme 

HOLIDAYS

I thought it would be a great opportunity to get a head start on some Christmas makes:



Here's what I did:
Card base - die cut using smallest of Grand Nesties Large Scalloped Circle 
Then using smallest of Grand Nesties plain Circle I die cut another piece of white linen cardstock and embossed it using M-Bossablilities 'Whimsy' and lightly inked with Faded Jeans Distress Ink
I also die cut Spellbinders Snowflake Pendant - available here using white linen cardstock and inked with Faded Jeans Distress Ink.
Topped with the new Christmas Circle Sentiments Set 2 - available here
A bit of ribbon and some silver fibres with a snowflake charm to finish off.

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the fabulous inspiration from the rest of my DT buddies.
Hope you can find sometime to join in the fun with us too - you could be the lucky winner of 2 individual digi images of your choice (subject to availability). And there are sooooo many adorable images to choose from you'll be spoilt for choice :o)

Challenges I would like to enter:
Card Makin' Mamas - Clean & Simple
Digi Haven - Winter/Snow
Dilly Beans - Metal Accents
Fussy and Fancy - Circles
Milk Coffee - Snowflakes
Jen's Digis - Blue, White & Silver
The Perfect Sentiment - Blue, White & Silver
Papertake Weekly - Tie up your Loose Ends (add a bow)
Sweet Stampin - Ribbon

Thanks for popping by today - your visit really means a lot.
Have a wonderful weekend.
I'll be back tomorrow with my celebration candy details.
TTFN

Friday, 25 January 2013

Let's Dance at Totally Papercrafts

Good morning and hello and welcome to my latest new followers - it's great to see you here.
I'll be posting details of my 500+ followers candy on Sunday - it will also be to celebrate my new DT posts with Divas by Design and 1 other - yep I have another new DT to share with - but I'll save that until tomorrow lol!!!

Today I'm here to share my DT card for

TOTALLY PAPERCRAFTS

and this week it's team B's turn to share inspiration on the theme

LET'S DANCE

Our sponsors are

offering 1 lucky winner 7 digi images of their choice

and

offering another lucky winner
£10 to spend in their online store

Some of the DT played with some images from Bugaboo Stamps
Here's what I did:



Image: Bugaboo 'BB Ballerina'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: First Edition 'Summer Breeze'
Sentiment: LOTV
Felt flower die cut using Spellbinders die
Doo Hickey Leaf Die
Crochet Lace and adhesive pearls from stash

Copic Colours:
Tutu & Shoes: E02 E04
Hair: E33 E35 E37
Skin: E000 E00 E2 R81

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
Paper Crafting Journey - For a Girl
For Your Inspiration - Photo Inspiration (I took the colours)
Crafting By Design - Polka Dots
Digistamps4Joy - Anything Goes
Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Can you Digi It? - Getting Girly
Tip Top Tuesday - Lavishly Luscious Layers
Created With Love - Anything Goes
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge - Girly
Whoopsi Daisy - Use a Digi

Thanks for dropping by today - your visit is always important to me.
Have a wonderful day.

TTFN

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Hearts and Flowers at Charisma

Good morning.
Hope your week is going well. 
I'm back with another DT share for you today.

This one is for 


and the fab theme is 

HEARTS AND FLOWERS

Our sponsors this week are:
offering 1 lucky winner $10 to spend in their online store
and 
MarkerPOP.com
offering another lucky winner $10 to spend online 

The DT were lucky enough to get some adorable Stamp Fairy images to play with.
Here's what I did:



Card Ingredients:
Image: Stamp Fairy 'Lenny & Linda in Love 1'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: First Edition 'Love Letters'
Martha Stewart PATP 'Double Loops'
Memory Box 'Riviera Corner'
Spellbinders Classic Square Nesties with corners rounded
Woodware Retro Flower Punch
Sentiment: LOTV

Copic Colours:
E51 E53 E33
R81
B23 B24

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
Reddy Teddy Go - Something New (new stash MB die and DP's)
Sisterhood of Crafters - Hearts
Whimiscal Design - Love
Whimsy Inspiration - Fancy Edges
Eureka Stamps - Anything Goes
Sketch n Stash - Challenge #105 Sketch #1 (new stash MB die and DP's)
The Pink Elephant - Photo Inspiration
OSAAT - Love
Pile it On - Have a Heart
Paper Creator's Craft - Love is all Around

Thanks for visiting my blog today - it would be lovely to know that you have been so I can come and see you too :o)

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

It's Official I AM A Diva!!!

Good morning. 
Yesterday I said I had some exciting news to share with you and as promised here I am 

It's official I AM a Diva - well at least every 3 weeks on a Wednesday I am when I share my DT project for 


and this week it's Team A's turn to share some inspiration on the theme

FAIRYTALES

Here's what I came up with



Card Ingredients:
Image: Saturated Canary 'Princess Peanelope'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Paper: Grace Taylor 'Blossom'
Base Card: Spellbinders Grand Nestie Scalloped Circle
Satin Ribbon and Seam Binding from stash
Spellbinders Floral Ovals - inked with Spun Sugar whilst still in the die
Marianne Createables English Rose
Magnolia Swirl
Pearls and flower pearls from stash
Martha Stewart Scalloped Heart border punch
Sentiment: LOTV

Copic Colours:
Skin: E000 E00 E11 R20
Hair: C-0 BV23 BV25 BV29
Clothes: R35 R37 BV31 BV29 C-1
Matresses: R35 R37 C-0 C-1 C-3

Challenges I would like to enter:
Creative Card Crew - Girly
Deep Ocean - Anything But Square
Inky Chicks - Bingo (Die Cuts, Image and Flowers)
Papertake Weekly - Tie Up Your Loose Ends (Add a Bow)
Bearly Mine - Tic Tac Toe (Die Cuts, Ribbon, Digi Image, Swirls)
Bunny Zoe's - Anything Goes
Fashionista - Red as Main Colour
Dream Valley - Girls Girls Girls
Fat Pages & Cards With Attitude - Anything Goes
Saturated Canary - Inspired by a Movie (The Princess and the Pea)

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the awesome inspiration from my new DT buddies and to see the fab prize on offer from our wonderful sponsor this week:


Thanks for popping by my blog today - your visit really does mean a lot.
Have a fabulous day.
Stay safe and warm.
TTFN

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Glitz and Glam at An Oldie But Goodie

Good morning.
Hope you are all keeping well and those not I wish well soon.
We had a little light dusting of snow overnight and I hope that's all we get today as Jack is at school and John is working in Birmingham today - hope neither get snowed out!!!

It's very quiet in my house today as my scrummilicious Lola Arizona has now gone home :o(
I guess the only positive to take from that is I can get back into my little crafty haven and have a good play :o)

This is my busy DT week - I have something to share with you everyday - and tomorrow I have some exciting news - watch this space lol!!!!

So today I'm here to share my DT project for 


and this fortnight my bestest blogging buddy Claire has picked a gorgeous theme

GLITZ AND GLAM

Here's what I did:



I've had this image for such a long time and this is her first colouring :o)
Everything else I've used on my card is at least 6 months old - some much older than that lol!!!

Card Ingredients:
Image: Saturated Canary 'Fancy'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Paper:
Guipure Lace from stash
Memory Box Prim Poppy from MCH (given a little 'Frantage' Treatment)
Adhesive Rhinestones from stash

Copic Colours:
TBA

Challenges I would like to enter:
Dream Valley - Girls Girls Girls
Cute Card Thursday - Diamonds are Forever
Stampin for the Weekend - Something Girlie
Created With Love - Anything Goes
My Craft Spot - Bling it Up
Addicted to Stamps - Use Material/Texture (mine's the lace)
Card Crafter's Circle - Layers
Saturated Canary - Inspired by a Movie (Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend)

Thanks for popping by today.
I haven't forgotten about my 500+ followers candy - just waiting from some things to arrive in the post and then I can get a photo of it all - watch this space :o)

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the stunning inspiration from my lovely DT buddies.
And to check the details for our DT call.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Monday, 21 January 2013

3 Different Textures at Cutie Pies

Good morning.
Hope you have all had a lovely weekend.
Lola Arizona was here to stay and left for home with her Daddy on Sunday afternoon but Jamie got a phone call from Katy asking if we could keep her until Tuesday as she had just got 'the' call from the hospital about her Grandad - sad times :o(
So I'm sorry I've not been around much - hopefully will get a chance to catch up with you all soon.

Today I would like to share my DT card for 


and this fortnight we would like to see 

3 DIFFERENT TEXTURES
on your cards/projects

We have two fab sponsors:
and 1 lucky winner picked by our Cutie host Susan will win this fab prize:
and 

are offering 1 winner picked at random
$12 to spend in their online store

Here's what I did:



and my 3 different textures are:
Felt, Ribbon and Gems
 Card Ingredients:
Image: Just Some Lines 'Big Hat Girls 2'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: Carta Bella 'Beautiful Moments'
Felt Heart die cut using Sizzix Framelits
Flower Gems from Hobby House
Viva Decor Pearl Pen
Satin Ribbon from stash
Spellbinders: Grand Scalloped and Plain Nesties, Blossom and Standard Circle Nesties
Martha Stewart Floral Lace Border Punch
Memory Box Macarena Corner Die

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
4 Crafty Chicks - Pearls
Craft Us Crazy - Celebrate Love or the Colour Red
Freshly Brewed - Anything Goes
Cards Galore - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Love Plus Ribbon
Can You Digi It? - Getting Girly
Craft Room Challenge - Valentines
Everybody Art - Girl
Sweet Stamps - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Girly

Thanks for taking the time to visit my little blog today - I really appreciate it.
Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Saturday, 19 January 2013

A Money Box for Oliver

Good morning.
How are you all doing with the snow - we had about 6 inches or more yesterday but lucky no more so far today!!
Jack was REALLY happy to have a snow day and set off to sledge and have a snowball fight but not so happy when I shouted him back in to change out of his new chinos he got at Christmas!!!!! Boys just don't think do they lol!!!

So yesterday I shared a money box I decorated for my scrummilicious Lola Arizona and today I would like to share the one I decorated for my squidgilicious Oliver :o)




Here's what I did with this one:
Painted it with Gesso and then a coat of pearlescent blue acrylic paint.
Then I dabbed some white Stazon onto a Creative Expressions mask 'Retro Cirles' and pressed it onto the painted money box.
I also painted the large MDF letter and covered it with a piece of co-ordinating Design Paper - now some may think - just like I did that the letter is skew whiff  - but I checked with the MDF man and he said it  wasn't - but I'm still not too sure lol!!!
A die cut star, some metallic cord and a button to finish it off.

Thanks for popping by today - it's great to see you here.
Have a fabulous weekend.
Stay safe and warm.
TTFN

Friday, 18 January 2013

A Money Box for Lola Arizona

Good morning. Well the white stuff has finally arrived (and is still coming down as I write this post) and Jack has got his wish for a 'snow day' as school is closed :o) 
John re-arranged his diary at work and is working from home today so all are safe and warm :o)
Hope you are keeping safe and warm too.

Today I have a non-DT project to share with you.
When I was at the NEC in November I bought a couple of MDF money boxes and some MDF alphas to decorate for my scrummilicious Lola and squidgilicious Oliver.

Here's Lola's:



And here's what I did:
I started with painting the whole money box with some Gesso and then painted it with some pink acrylic paint.
When that was dry I added some Dreamweaver Embossing Paste through a Creative Expressions mask 'Delicate'
When that was dry I then rubbed a metallic wax paste all over.
I painted and then covered the letter with some co-ordinating DP and then rubbed some of the wax around the edges.
Die cut leaves - Memory Box 
Flower - Wild Orchid Crafts

Maybe it could be used to save her pennies for her future 'crafty stash' as it seems she is a crafter in the making:

Challenges I would like to enter:
Cupcake Craft - Anything But a Card
Creative Moments - Monochrome
Ladybug Crafts - Anything But a Card
Sparkles Forum - Die Cuts and Flowers
Creative Creations - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything But a Card

Thanks for popping by today - I really appreciate your visit.
Have a fabulous day - stay safe and warm.
TTFN