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Tuesday, 30 April 2013

April Showers at An Oldie but Goodie

Good morning.
Today we have a new challenge over at

AN OLDIE BUT GOODIE

and this fortnight my bestest blogging buddy Claire has picked the theme

APRIL SHOWERS

Quite appropriate for this time of the year :o(
On Thursday last week I popped to the shops before picking Jack up from school and as the sun was shining and it was so warm I decided to take the roof off the car (it is meant to come off - I didn't just take a hacksaw to it lol!!!) but on the way back from school - all of a 3 mile journey - we had to pull over and put the roof back on as it started spitting - then 1 minute later there were hailstones the size of  pennies dropping from the sky - so talk about April Showers - what was that all about??!!!

So here's my card - all items used are more than 6 months old:



Card Ingredients:
Image: The Greeting Farm 'Miss Anya Rain'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: DCVW 'Linen Closet'
Seam Binding and flower from stash
Sentiment Ticket: Whimsy Stamps 
Sentiment: LOTV
Frantage: Shabby Blue and Shabby White
Broken China Distress Ink

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

Challenges I would like to enter:

Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes
Pile it On - April Showers bring May Flowers
Crafty Calendar - Sunshine and Showers
Polka Doodles - Birthdays with Bling
Cute Card Thursday - Can't Stop the Rain
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Don't forget today is the last day to enter my Celebration Candy - see details here.

I'm off to the hairdressers for an early Birthday treat - a new hairstyle and a relaxing facial - can't wait :o)

Thanks for popping by to see me today.
I really appreciate your visit and look forward to reading any comments you may wish to leave.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Monday, 29 April 2013

Lots of Layers at Cutie Pie

Good morning. Hope you all had a lovely weekend.
I was treated to a scrummy lunch on Saturday with Aaron, Kerry and my squidgilicious Grandson Oliver whilst John and Jack had a trip down to the Mall to shop for my birthday pressies.
Now I'm getting really excited - only 2 more sleeps :o)

Don't forget you can still enter my Celebration Candy - see details here.

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


and this fortnight we would like to see your cute creations with 

LOTS OF LAYERS

Here's what I did:
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Card Ingredients:

Image: Much neglected LOTV 'Big Present'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: First Edition 'Animal Antics'
Buttons from stash
Memory Box Number Die
Sentiment: Polka Doodles 

Our sponsors this fortnight are:
offering  lucky winner this fab bundle of scrummy stash:
and 
offering another lucky winner $10 to spend in their online store

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:

Addicted to Stamps - Beautiful Button
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Make in Monday - Anything Goes
Card Crafter's Circle - Boys to Men
Crafts for Eternity - Perfect Papers (3 or more DP's)
Aud Sentiments - Birthday Sentiment
Paper Shelter - For the Boys
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafter's - Anything Goes
The Stamping Chef - For a Boy

Thanks for your visit today - your support and lovely comments mean so much.

Have a wonderful day.
TTFN

Thursday, 25 April 2013

It's All About Babies at MAWTT

Good morning.
Hello and welcome to my latest new followers - it's so lovely to see you here :o)

Today I'm here to share my DT project for 


and this week the lovely Marita has picked the theme

BABY

Now those that pop over to visit me regularly will know that I am going to have another new Grandbaby next month - I say Grandbaby as we don't know what it will be yet :o)
So I decided to make a couple of cards - one for a boy and one for a girl for ready for my MiL to send when the special day arrives.

Here they are:







I used a couple of printable card making kits from Pink Gem Designs for my cards today - so quick and easy - available here
Each kit has a Topper and a decoupage layer, some co-ordinating design paper and a sentiment - everything you need for a super quick make.

I also used:
Craftwork Cards shaped card base
Spellbinders Plain and Scalloped Circles and Decorative One Grand Circles 
Martha Stewart Loopy Border Punch
Gingham Ribbons and Buttons from stash

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the fabulous inspiration from my lovely DT buddies and to check the details of the fabby prize on offer from this week's sponsor:
$10 to spend in the online store

Challenges I would like to enter:
Crafting for all Seasons - No Stamps Allowed
Nutcrafters - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafter's - Anything Goes
Clear it Out- Anything Goes - Use 2 or More Buttons
Cards for Men - Anything Goes (Baby Boy card)
Whoopsi Daisy - Use Circles
Here Come the Boys - Little Boy Blue (Baby Boy card)

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

Don't forget that I have my Celebration Candy available here and Claire - 6 sleeps and counting lol!!!!

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Lots of Dies at Stampavie and More

Good morning.
I'm starting to get excited as I am officially on the countdown until my BIG birthday in just 1 week's time :o)
I still have no idea what my DH and sons have planned for me - if anything at all lol!!!!
All that matters is that I get to spend the day/evening with them - so hopefully that will happen!!

Anyways enough waffle - the real reason I'm here is to share my DT card for

STAMPAVIE AND MORE

and this fortnight the lovely Annie would like to see your projects with

LOTS OF DIES

Here's what I did:




Card Ingredients:
Image: Pre-Coloured Topper from The Hobby House - Wee 'Sweet Blossoms'
Design Papers: LOTV Nitwits 'Country Lady'
Dies: Sizzix Doily and Doily Border 658947
Memory Box: Cherry Blossom - MCH
Party Lanterns - MCH
Macarena Corner - MCH
Alphas - Basic Grey
Adhesive Pearls from stash

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

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

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

My Crafty Heart - Spring Has Sprung

Good afternoon.
Just wanted to pop by to let you know that over at 


Teresa is offering a fabulous 15% discount of all items in the 
sections of the store until this Thursday evening to celebrate the fact that 

SPRING HAS SPRUNG

This includes everything in these sections - from the latest MEMORY BOX butterfly dies to the latest beautiful flower releases from PRIMA

So what you waiting for - go grab a bargain (or two).

But before you go here's a card I would like to share with you that I made using some scrummy stash from 





Card Ingredients:
Image: Penny Black 'Love Blush' 3815J
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: Prima 'Life Time' - MCH and 'Lady Bird' - MCH 
Memory Box Dies: Pippi Butterflly - MCH 
Isabella Butterfly - MCH 
Chloe Stem - MCH 
Melissa Frances Pleated Satin Ribbon - MCH 
Flower: Prima 'Life Time' - MCH
Crystal Stickles - MCH 

Challenges I would like to enter:
Paper Shelter - At Least 2 Flowers
QKR Stampede - Punches and or Dies
Crafts 4 Eternity - April Showers Bring Spring Flowers
Glitter and Sparkle - I Image 2 DP's and 3 Embellishments

So did you watch it last night - and was it who you thought it was????
I loved it and can't wait for another series - whooop whooop 
Of course, for those that may be wondering what I'm talking about  
it was Broadchurch - where have you been????
One of the best Dramas on TV in a while - thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thanks for popping by my little blog today and for any comments you may wish to leave.
Have a wonderful day.
TTFN

Monday, 22 April 2013

Birthday Cheers!

Good morning.
Hope you are all keeping well and had a lovely weekend - enjoying some sunshine :o)

Next week it will be one of my big Brother's birthday - it's actually the day before my BIG birthday
 (don't forget I have some Celebration Candy available here)
So I made a card to send him and here it is:




Card Ingredients:
Image: LOTV 'Cheers Bear'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: Pink Petticoat 'Colour Collection - Cafe Creme'
Antique Linen Distress Ink
Stars from stash
Die-Namics Fishtail Stax 
Sentiment form Kanban Kit
A touch of Platinum Stickles

Challenges I would like to enter:
Sketch Saturday - Sketch #255
Cupcake Crafts - Monochromatic
Addicted to Stamps - Birthday Card with a Birthday Sentiment
Amusing Challenges - Monochromatic 
Hobbycutz - Monochrome
The Squirrel and the Fox - Furry Friends
Crafty Catz - One for the Boys
Ready Teddy Go - Anything Goes

I'm really looking forward to 9pm this evening as it's the finale of Broadchurch. Although it won't be quite the same watching it on my own - my DH is away in Edinburgh for a couple of days :o(

Right I best get on and tackle that never ending mahooooosive basket of ironing I always seem to have!!!

Thanks for your visit today - I really appreciate your support and look forward to reading any comments you may wish to leave.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Sunday, 21 April 2013

My Crafty Heart DT Card - Simply the Best

Good morning.
What a lovely day it was yesterday - the sun shone all day - what a difference it makes to how we feel - don't you think?
It did mean that I didn't spend too much time in my little crafty haven but the time I did spend was very productive and today I would like to share a card I made using some scrummy yummy stash from 


Teresa has some gorgeous Saturated Canary stamps in stock - including this little beauty 



Card Ingredients:
Image: Saturated Canary 'Fairy Wishes' - MCH 
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: Bo Bunny 'C'est La Vie' - MCH 
Butterfly: Prima 'Lifetime' - MCH
Memory Box Die: 'Cosmo Border' - MCH
Adhesive Pearls: MeiFlower 'Pink Mix' - MCH
Sentiment: Kaisercraft

Challenges I would like to enter:
Saturated Canary - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - Happy Birthday Girl
Everybody Art - Bling
Flutterby Wednesday - Sentiment
Crafts and Me - Bling
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes
Stampin for the Weekend - Friendship

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

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Distress It at A Gem of a Challenge

Good morning. 
Hope you've had a good week and here's to an even better weekend :o)
We have no specific plans - if the weather stays nice we might get out and tidy up the garden a bit - it's in desperate need of it for sure!!!
If the weather isn't so good I guess I'll have a little play in my crafty haven :o)
So shall I start the rain dance now?????

Today sees a new challenge over at 


and this week the theme is 

DISTRESS IT

Now I'm not so good at roughing up edges and stuff like that really so I opted for distressing of the inky kind  - with just a touch of roughing up :o)





Card Ingredients:
Image: Pink Gem Designs 'With Love Flowers'
Distress Inks: Dusty Concorde, Worn Lipstick, Shabby Shutters, Dried Marigold, Broken China
Sizzix Embossing Folder
Sentiments: Craftwork Cards
Woodware Large Retro Flower Punch
Viva Decor Pearl Pen 'Ice White'
Co'redinations Cardstock

Challenges I would like to enter:

Crafts 4 Eternity - April Showers Bring Spring Flowers
Delightful Challenges - Colour My World
Shelly's Images - April Showers Bring May Flowers
Crafty Creations - No Patterned Paper
LEJ Designs - Emboss It

Thanks for popping by today - I really appreciate your visit.
Have a fabulous weekend.
TTFN

Friday, 19 April 2013

It's Monochromatic at Totally Papercrafts

Good morning.

I'm back again with another DT share for you and this one is for 


and this week we would like to see your projects that are

MONOCHROMATIC 

mon·o·chro·mat·ic

  [mon-uh-kroh-mat-ik, -oh-kruh-] 
adjective
1.
of or having one colour.
2.
of, pertaining to, or having tones of one colour in addition to the ground hue:


I did some paper piecing using one of our sponsor's images 





Card Ingredients:
Image: DSB 'Dress and Mannequin' 
Design Papers: Pink Petticoat 'Isabelline'
Mini Retro Flower Punch
Adhesive Pearls from stash

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and to see the details of the fabulous prizes on offer from this week's sponsors.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Digi Stamp Boutique - April Challenge
Papertake Weekly - One Paper Taker
Digi Galore - One for the Girls
Forever Friends - Paper-Piecing
Creative Stamp Friends - Paper Piecing
The Pink Elephant - Paper Piecing

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

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Flag Colours at Charisma

Click here for my CELEBRATION CANDY

Good morning lovely bloggers and friends.
How is your week going? Good I hope.
The weather seems to have picked up and dare I say it I think Spring has finally Sprung!!

Today I have another DT card to share with you and this time it's for 


and the wonderful theme this week is 

FLAG COLOURS 

It can be the colours of your own Country's flag - or any other Country you choose :o)

I went for the colours of the UK and here's what I did:




I thought it was about time I got started with some Christmas Cards for this year as my MiL has already had lots of requests from some people that missed out last year - and wants them earlier this year - hopefully I will be able to keep up with the demand if I start early :o)

Card Ingredients:
Image: Another fabulous Hobby House Topper 'Wee Stamps - Holly Time'
Design Papers: Bo Bunny and the Rudolf one is from a magazine freebie
Grosgrain and Satin Ribbon from stash 
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment: Craftwork Cards
Spellbinders: Decorative Labels One and Labels One
I added a touch of Glossy Accents to Rudolph's Nose and some Diamond Stickles to the Bunny's Hat

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the fabulous inspiration from my lovely DT buddies and to check out the super prizes on offer from our sponsors this week.

Challenges I would like to enter:

A&T Emerald Faeries - Recipe Challenge (1 Image, 2 DP's and 3 Embellishments)
Creative Craft Challenges - Red White & Blue
ABC Challenges - 1 Image, 2 DP's and 3 Flowers
Craft Your Passion - Adorable Animals
Cupcake Craft - Cute and Cuddly
Incy Wincy - Fur or Feathers

Unfortunately following yesterday's appointment with the Consultant regarding my elbow I'm no further forward as they were unable to obtain any decent images from my recent MRI scan. Basically they couldn't get my elbow in the right position to be able to scan it properly and now I have to wait for another appointment to have an Ultrasound scan instead. Although the Consultant isn't too hopeful that will be of any use anyway??!!! So 14 months in and still no answers!!!
I shouldn't complain really as I know there are a lot of people so much worse off than I am - but it is a touch frustrating :o(

Thank you so much for your visit today - I really appreciate your support and love to read any comments you may wish to leave.

Have a wonderful day - hope the sun is shining.
TTFN