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Thursday, 28 February 2013

Lovely Ladies at MAWTT

Good morning. Hope some of you in the UK managed to see
some of the beautiful sunshine we had here yesterday. It really brightens up the day in more ways than one don't you think?

I can't believe it's been two weeks since Team B at

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES

hosted the challenge but it has!!!

So this week it was the very lovely Laurie that picked the theme

LOVELY LADIES

We were lucky enough to get some images from our sponsor to play with.
RSD
Please see the main challenge blog for the details of the fab prize on offer :o)

Here's what I did





Card ingredients:
Image: Rick St Dennis 'Star Fairy'
Colouring medium: Copics
Tons of scrummy Crystal Stickles
Design Papers: 'Winter Wonderland'
Martha Stewart: 'Snowflake' border punch
Spellbinders: Floral Ovals, Create a Flake
Die-Namics: Fishtail Flags Stax
Adhesive diamantes from stash

Challenges I would like to enter:
ABC Christmas - D for Designer Papers
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Snowflakes
Crafting for all Seasons - Dies and/or Punches
Crafts and Me - Dies and Punches
Creative Moments - Shades of Blue
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Flutterby Wednesday - 3 or More Layers (must have butterfly, angel or fairy)
Card Mania - Fairies or Butterflies
Lexi's Creations - Monochromatic
Glitter n Sparkle - Bling it On

Thanks for popping by today.
Hope the sun puts in another appearance.
Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Tag It at Stampavie and More

Good morning. Hope you're week is good for you so far.
My squidgilicious Grandson Oliver will be here shortly so I best make this a quick post :o)

Today we have a new challenge for you over at

STAMPAVIE AND MORE

and the theme this fortnight is

TAG IT

So you could either make a tag or use a tag on your project .

Here's what I did:



Card Ingredients:
Design Papers: First Edition 'J'adore' - scrummy yummy!!!
Tag die cut using Cricut Expression and George and Basic Shapes
Sentiment - Won on challenge blog - can't remember who - oooopppps sorry!!!
Victorian Velvet Distress Ink
Memory Box: Madera Corner
Spellbinders: Labels 1 and Classic Edges Two Edgabilities
Pleated satin ribbon, seam binding and metallic cord from stash
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts

Challenges I would like to enter:
Crafting for All Seasons - Dies and Punches
Link Up For Pink - Photo Inspiration
Dutch Dare - Tag You're It
Stampin for the Weekend - Distressing
Crafty Catz - Dies and Punches
Sentimental Sundays - Flowers, Flowers and More Flowers
Paper Playtime - Use a Sentiment Stamp
Tip Top Tuesday - Tag You're It

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

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Sketch Time at Papertake Weekly GDT

Good afternoon.
Not sure where this morning has gone - it disappeared in a flash and not much of anything has been achieved. So I will jut have to pull my socks up this afternoon and get on with things.

Starting with this post for my GDT project for

PAPERTAKE WEEKLY 

and this week it's time for a

SKETCH CHALLENGE

As always the lovely Dawny has created a sketch for you to use or you can use one of the past sketches (see the main challenge blog for the full details)

Here's what I did:




Card Ingredients:
Image: Teddy Bo 'Easter Bunny Bea'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: First Edition 'Spring Drop'
Sentiment: Craftwork Cards Alphabet Stamps and Kaisercraft Rub-On
Martha Stewart: Zig Zag Border Punch (used to make corners as well)
Adhesive Pearls and Ric Rac ribbon from stash

Challenges I would like to enter:
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Created with Love - Bright and Cheery
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Forever Friends (Bi-Weekly) - Bears
Stamp and Create - Spring
TPE - Anything Goes
Joanna Sheen - Layer it Up
OSAAT - Use a Digi
One Stop Craft - For the Kids
Copic Marker Europe - Easter Card

Thanks for your visit today - I really appreciate it.
Have a fabulous afternoon.
TTFN

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Add a Bow at A Gem of a Challenge

Good morning. 
Hope you are all keeping well and those not I wish well soon.
Have you got some lovely plans for the weekend? 
I might have a crafty one - and maybe a lovely family Sunday Lunch.
I think I might also see if there is anything on at the cinema worth watching.

So today it's The Gems turn to share some inspiration for the new challenge over at 


and the theme this week is 

ADD A BOW

I guess many of you would probably think of ribbon or twine but for me I immediately thought of one of my most favourite dies at the moment - my Memory Box Corner Bow die :o)
and here's what I did:




Card Ingredients:
Scrummy Image: Pink Gem Designs 'Chloe with Daffodils'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: Pink Petticoat 'Isabelline'
Sizzix Border Die 
Memory Box Corner Bow 
Flowers and adhesive pearls from stash

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
Copic Marker Europe - Easter Card
Milk Coffee - Make it Cute
Crafting for all Seasons - Dies and Punches
Inky Impressions - Favourite Colour Combo
Paper Shelter - Celebrations
The Perfect Sentiment - Floral Fantasia
Craft Cardmakers - Flowers
Creative Creations - Inspired by a Song (Daffodi Lament by The Cranberries)
Eureka Stamps - Inspired by a Song
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes

Thanks for popping by - have a wonderful weekend.
TTFN

Friday, 22 February 2013

Hope for Spring at Totally Papercrafts

Good morning.
Whooop whooop it's the end of the week and to be honest I'm so pleased it is as that means tomorrow Jack will be able to have a lie in - and John won't be getting  up at the crack of dawn so I can have a lie in too :o)

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


and this week the lovely Laine has picked the theme

HOPE FOR SPRING 

Use Spring like colours or images.
The photo below may provide some inspiration.


Our sponsors this week are:

offering 1 lucky winner 3 digi images if their choice
and 
offering another lucky winner

Here's what I did:



Image: Annie with Snail - sorry I couldn't find the link for this image :o(
Colouring medium: Copics
Design Papers: Grace Taylor 'Blossom'
Sentiment: Kaisercraft
Scrummy Chiffon Flowers - Gift from my lovely blogging buddy Claire
Doliy, ribbon and paper flowers from stash.

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

Challenges I would like to enter:

Fab 'n' Funky - Flower Power
Ruby's Rainbow - In the Garden
Creative Card Crew - Birthday
Loves Rubberstamps - Lots of Layers
My Craft Spot - Flowers
Stamp and Create - Spring
Whoopsi Daisy - Make it Girly
OSAAT - Make it Girly
Broken Box Stock - Happy Birthday
Live & Love Crafts - Sketch

Thanks for popping by today - I really appreciate your visit.
Have a wonderful day.
TTFN

Thursday, 21 February 2013

One Layer at Charisma Cardz

Good morning.
How's your week going?  Mine's been great so far. 
My squidgilicious Grandson Oliver was here yesterday and will be back again this morning.
It's been ages since I looked after him whilst Kerry is working - Aaron had 4 weeks off work (all his holiday entitlement carried forward from last year) and then it was half term so it's great to get back to 'normal'

So before he arrives I would like to share my DT project for 


and this week's theme caused a bit of a stir for some of the DT but somehow I quite enjoyed it :o)

ONE LAYER CARDS

Here's what I did:





Card Ingredients:
Sentiment: PC Generated
Printed direct onto Papermill Linen Cardstock
Colouring Medium: Copics
Tim Holtz Pricking Ruler and Pokey Tool

Our sponsors this week are:
Offering 1 lucky winner 5 digi images of their choice

and our very own teamie Jenni
Cardmadfairy's Creations
offering another lucky winner 5 digi images too 

Challenges I would like to enter:

Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
Sweet Stamps - Sweet and Simple
Vickie's Challenges - Anything Goes
Digi Makeover - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - For the Men (2nd card)
Delicious Doodles - No Designer Paper
Fairy Tale - Make a Set of Two
Cute Card Thursday - Simplify
Digi Stamp Boutique - February Customer Challenge

Thanks for popping by today.
I really appreciate your visit.

Have a wonderful day.
TTFN

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Buttons and Bling - GDT at Papertake Weekly

Good afternoon. I'm back as promised with my second post for today. 
My first post can be seen here.

This time I'm here to share my project as Guest Designer for 


and the theme this week is 

BUTTONS AND BLING

Here's what I did:




Card Ingredients:
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: Pink Petticoat 'Isabelline'
Martha Stewart: Scrolled Lace border punch
Die-Namics: Fishtail Stax
Sentiment: Whimsy Stamps
Shell button, metallic cord, adhesive rhinestones from stash
Glamour Dust 

I'm still loving these girls and this is the latest addition to my collection :o)
I'm also loving this colour combo at the moment and I'm thrilled to say that Janet over at Pink Gem Designs has also just released a scrummy paper pack in these colours - called Lemon Drizzle - what a fab name don't you think?

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the gorgeous inspiration from the full time DT - I'm sure you won't be disappointed :o)

Challenges I would like to enter:

Artistic Inspirations - Buttons and Bows
Creative Creations - Inspired by a Song (Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend)
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Marker Pop - Embellish with Buttons
Ooh La La Creations - Sparkle & Shine
Whoopsi Daisy - Make it Girly
Lacy Sunshine - Favourite Colour Combo
OSAAT - Make it Girly
Colour me Creative - Girly Time
Simply Create Too - Mother's Day or For a Female

Thanks for popping by (again) today - I really appreciate your visit and love to read any comments you may wish to leave.

Have a wonderful day.
TTFN

Bright Colours at An Oldie But Goodie

Good morning.
Hope you are all keeping well and those not I wish a speedy recovery.
I think going back to school after the half term break gave Jack a bit of a shock to the system yesterday - well I guess getting up at 7:30am when you've been used to getting up at midday would be a shock to anyone lol!!!

This is my first post for today but I will have another share for you later - watch this space :o)

This fortnight over at 


our lovely leader Francesca has picked the theme

BRIGHT COLOURS

So sunglasses at the ready - here's what I did:



Card Ingredients:
Image: LOTV 'Super Striker'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: Bo Bunny 'Ad Lib'
Alphas - Papermania Cardstock Stickers
Martha Stewart: Zig Zag border punch
Sizzix star framlits die
Woodward small star punch
Spellbinders: Labels 22
Sentiment: Craftwork Cards

My 6+ months old items are my image, the sentiment and the design papers.
Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the fab and funky inspiration from my gorgeous DT buddies and to check the details of the prize on offer from our sponsor.

DON'T FORGET THAT TO QUALIFY FOR THE PRIZE ON OFFER YOU MUST USE SOMETHING FROM YOUR STASH THAT IS AT LEAST 6 MONTHS OLD - AND DON'T FORGET TO TELL US WHAT IT IS.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Eureka Stamps - Inspired by a Song (Football Crazy)
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
My Grafico - Anything Goes
Here Come the Boys - Lots of Layers
My Time to Craft - Men Only
Sweet Stampin - Stars & Stripes
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Cards Galore - One For the Men

Thanks for popping by - I really appreciate your support.
Have a wonderful day.
TTFN

Monday, 18 February 2013

Pretty Pastels at Cutie Pie

Good morning.
Hope you all had a lovely weekend.
My scrummilicilous Lola Arizona was here on Saturday. We had a lovely walk along the canal and fed the ducks and swans - she was so excited to see them eating the bread :o)
Then yesterday we had a lovely Sunday Lunch at our local carvery with Aaron, Kerry and Oliver.

So it's the start of a new week and today I'm here to share my DT card for 

THE CUTIE PIES 

and this fortnight our theme is 

PRETTY PASTELS

The DT were lucky enough to get some images to play with from our sponsor 


Here's what I did:




Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: First Edition 'Spring Drop'
Memory Box: Vintage Birdcage, Elegant Scrollwork
Spellbinders: Classic Plain and Scalloped Circles
Die-Namics: Fishtail Stax
Marianne Createables: Chinese Roses
Button and Twine from stash
Diamond Stickles 

Please pop over to the main challenge blog and check out the cute inspiration from my lovely DT buddies and to see what fab prizes we have on offer.

Challenges I would like to enter:
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
OSAAT - Make it Girly
Colour Me Creative - Any Girly Image
Card Makin Mama's - Birthday
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
ABC - H for Happy Birthday
Milk Coffee Challenge - Make it Cute
Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Thanks for popping by today - I really appreciate your visit.
Have a wonderful day.
TTFN

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Love is in the Air at MAWTT

Good morning.
Happy Valentine's Day - hope you have all been spoilt with lots of love :o)

Today I'm here to share my DT card for 


and the theme picked by my bestest blog buddy Claire is so perfect for today

LOVE IS IN THE AIR

Our sponsor this week is the fabulous 
offering 1 lucky winner a Paper Set of their choice

This is the card I made for the love of my life - it is for Valentine's Day but so much more as he is definitely the person I want to grow old with - hence the image :o)




Card Ingredients:
Image: Mo Manning 'Tom and Tilly'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: Raspberry Road 'Paris Nights' edges swiped with Gesso 
Hearts: Sizzix Framelits 
Pearls from stash
Sentiment: Sheena Douglass 'Only Words - From the Heart'

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
A&T Emerald Faeries - Love
Can You Digi It? - Love is in the Air
Creative Craft Challenges - Hugs & Kisses
Inky Chicks -Valentine or Anniversary Card
LEJ Designs - For Someone Special
Loves Rubberstamps - All About Love
Cards for Men - All my Love
Craft Your Passion - My Valentine
Fashionista - Valentine's
Dream Valley - Valentine's

Thanks for your visit today - I really appreciate it.
Have a wonderful day.
TTFN