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Sunday, 30 June 2013

Don't Be Square at Joanna Sheen - GDT

Good morning.
I'm not usually here on a Sunday - especially on my 'busy' DT week but today I'm thrilled to be sharing this post with you as I was very lucky to be picked as 

GUEST DESIGNER 
for

Yipppppeeeeee!!!

So the new challenge launched today is 

DON'T BE SQUARE

Here's what I did using some uber cute House Mouse decoupage from Joanna Sheen online store





Card Ingredients:
Image: House Mouse Decoupage 'Deck the Halls'
Base card: Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Nesties
Card Layers: Spellbinders Decorative Circles One
Design Paper: House Mouse
Adhesive Peals from stash
A touch of Diamond Stickles and some Spun Sugar Distress Ink

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the gorgeous inspiration from the regular DT - I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

Challenges I would like to enter:
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Polka Doodles - Animals
Sister Act - Anything Goes
A.R.T Challenge - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything But Square
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes

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

The boys have all gone paint balling today and I have a busy day ahead clearing out the dining room and kitchen ready for a make over next week - hope to get some time in my little crafty haven too - not been on there all week :o(

Have a fabulous day - whatever you have planned.
TTFN

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Teddies at A Gem of a Challenge

Good morning. Hope you are all keeping well and those not I wish well soon.
Today I'm here to share my DT card for

A GEM OF A CHALLENGE

and this week the theme is

TEDDIES

Here's what I did




Card Ingredients:
Image: Pink Gem Designs 'Fairy Teddy'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: First Edition 'Love Letters'
Sentiment Tags: LOTV
Spellbinders: Decorative Circles, Plain and Lacey Circles, Fleur De Lis Corners
Martha Stewart: Hydrangea Punch and Scrolled Lace Border Punch
Raffia and Adhesive Pearls from stash
Spun Sugar Distress Ink
Glamour Dust

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:
In the Pink - Pink With Wings
Crafting for all Seasons - Girly
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Card Crafter's Circle - Birthdays
Crafty Catz - Say it with Flowers
Digi Haven - Flowers
Totally Gorjuss - Things with Wings

Thanks for popping by today - it's always great to see you here.
Hope you have a fabulous weekend - whatever your plans.

TTFN

Friday, 28 June 2013

June Bride (and Groom) at Totally Papercrafts

Good morning. I can't believe it's Friday already - who stole this week - or at least a couple of days have been stolen I'm sure - either that or I've overslept with the paint fumes and missed a few days :o)
Good news is the upstairs is nearly all finished - especially loving the new look in my bedroom - it really does have the WOW factor - now I'm busy trying to find some lovely finishing touches - think I might have to pop down The Mall (again) today - might even get the chance to have another sneaky snuggle with Ruby Mae :o)

So as it's Friday that means it's time to share my DT make for

TOTALLY PAPERCRAFTS

and this week it's the turn of Team B top share some inspiration on  the theme

JUNE BRIDE (AND GROOM)

I decided to use this opportunity to make a Wedding Anniversary card for my Sister and Brother-in-Law who will be celebrating 10 years next week.




Card Ingredients:
Image: Wee Stamps 'Bird Swing'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: First Edition 'Birdsong'
Flowers and Ribbon from stash
Martha Stewart: Scalloped Heart Border Punch
Sentiment: LOTV

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the gorgeous inspiration from my lovely DT buddies and to welcome my bestest DT buddy Claire to the team :o)

We have three fabulous sponsors this week:

offering 1 lucky winner:


and

offering another lucky winner:
Two images of their choice

and


It would be great if you could find some time to join us :o)

Challenges I would like to enter:
Charisma Cardz - 3,2,1 Recipe (3 DP's 2 Birds, 1 Ribbon)
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes (with ribbon)
Cute Card Thursday - Fly Like a Bird
DRS Designs - The Letter B (Birds and Birdsong DP's)
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Flowers
Inky Impressions - 3 DP's 2 Embellishments 1 Image
Pollycraft Challenges - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - Anything Goes

Thanks for popping by to visit me today - I really appreciate your support.
Hope to catch up with you all later :o)
Have a fabulous day.
TTFN
 

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Pretty Pearls at Divas by Design

Good morning.
Hope you are having a good week so far.
Mine has been busy - as expected!!! The bathroom is finished and looking lovely and the stairs and landing are nearly finished - looking equally lovely. The painter hopes to finish the stairs and landing today and then make a start in my bedroom and en-suite - I'm soooooooooo looking forward to that being done :o)
Then next week it will be the kitchen and dining room and finally the hall - yippeee - it makes everything look so clean and fresh and like brand new :o)

Anyway the real reason I'm here to day is to share my 3rd DT make for this week and this time it's for

DIVAS BY DESIGN

and our fabulous theme this time is

PRETTY PEARLS

Here's what I did:



Card Ingredients:

Image: Saturated Canary 'Nevaeh'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: Nitwits 'Perfect Pair' LOTV
Spellbinders: Decorative Floral Ovals, Labels 20
Martha Stewart 'Double Loops' Border Punch
Joy Crafts Corner Die
Resin Flowers: MCH 
Viva Decor Pearl Pen 'Ice White' - MCH
Adhesive Pearls and Ribbon from stash

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
Crafty Sentiments - Girl Power
Die Cuttin Divas - Birthday with 3 Embellishments
Inky Chicks - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Fashionista - Wedding or Birthday
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Stamp With Fun - Celebrate
Hobbycutz - Anything With 'H' - I always think HAIR when using SC images :o)
Pan Pastel - Lots of Layers
Pile it On - Vintage/Shabby Chic

My squidgilicious Grandson Oliver is coming to play this morning - hopefully the weather will be as nice as it was yesterday and then we can go for a walk and play in the park :o)

Will catch up with you all later.
Thanks for popping by.
Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Butterflies at An Oldie But Goodie

Good morning.
I'm back again this week with my second DT share and this time it's for the new challenge over at

AN OLDIE BUT GOODIE

and the theme is nice and simples

BUTTERFLIES

Here's what I did using one of our sponsor images I've had in my stash for more than six months:



Card ingredients:
Image: Bugaboo 'Silhouette Butterfly Flowers'
Design Papers: Pink Petticoat 'Isabelline'
Memory Box: Prim Poppy; Isabella Butterfly and Pippi Butterfly - MCH
Spellbinders: Decorative Circles One and Blossom
Sentiment: LOTV
Adhesive pearls from stash

Challenges I would like to enter:
Craft Your Passion - In the Garden
Challenges Everybody - Anything Goes
Red Carpet Studio - Going Digital
That Craft Place - Flowers
Animal Friends - Butterflies and/or Bugs
Country View Crafts - Die Cuts
Heck of a Challenge - BINGO - Diagonal Line 'Pearls, Die Cuts, Flowers'
Fairy Tale - Happy Birthday

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

I'm popping down to Bristol again today to collect some clothes we have ordered online for Jack - it's the only way we can get him to shop these days and I just might have to pop in to see Rowena for some sneaky snuggles with my snuggalicious Grand-daughter Ruby Mae - well it would be rude not to :o)

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Monday, 24 June 2013

Paper Piecing at Cutie Pies

Good morning.
Hope you had a lovely weekend.
I've not been around much the past few days as I've been spending some time with my two gorgeous
 Grand-daughters - Lola Arizona and Ruby Mae - I have some photos to share with you at the end of my post.

I have also been trying to get ahead with my DT work for next month as I am due to go into hospital on Friday 12 July to have an op on my elbow :o(

Anyway enough about that - today I'm here to share my DT card for

THE CUTIE PIES

and this fortnight our theme is

PAPER PIECING 

Taking my initial inspiration from the sketch at Sketch n Stash -

 where they are having a DT call I would like to enter - here's what I did:




It has been soooooo long since I inked up any of my Tilda images and I love this little cutie - especially for paper piecing.

Card Ingredients:
Image: Tilda Wants a Hug
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: Dovecraft Vintage Christmas
Sentiment Tags: LOTV
Diamante Spacers: The Ribbon Girls with Red Dew Drops
Ribbon from stash

Challenges I would like to enter:

Sketch n Stash - Challenge #116 and DT call
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - Anything Goes
Sassy Studio Designs - Clean and Simple
C.R.A.F.T - Recipe Challenge
Alphabet Challenge - J for Jiffy - CAS cards
Send a Smile for Kids - For the Girls
The Squirrel and the Fox - Use Something Metal (Diamante Spacers)
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes

As promised here are a couple of photos of Lola Arizona with her new baby sister Ruby Mae




Got a busy week or two ahead as we are having nearly all the house redecorated starting today - so I best get on and get ready for the painter and decorator coming at 8:30.

Hope to catch up with you later today.
Thanks for popping by - it's always great to see you here and I really look forward to reading any comments you may wish to leave.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Another Couple of Christmas Makes

Good morning.
Sorry I didn't get round to see you all yesterday - I look after my squidgilicious Grandson Oliver on Wednesday mornings and then yesterday Aaron & Kerry also decided to come for tea - so it was a busy one all day. 
By the time they went home I just wanted to flake in front of the telly and watch The Apprentice - oh there are some really annoying characters left in this series - not sure I'd hire any of them lol!!!!

Anyway I didn't scare too many of you with my early Christmas makes the other day so I thought I'd share another couple using more of the gorgeous Mo Manning Christmas Elves die cut toppers - well you do get 6 to a sheet - such fantastic value for money :o)




Card Ingredients:
Image: Mo Manning Die Cut Toppers (pre-coloured) 'Christmas Elves' from The Hobby House
Design Papers: Dovecraft Back to Basics 'Vintage Christmas'
Kraft Card from Every Crafts a Pound
Sentiment: Craftwork Cards
Seam Binding from stash
Wooden star - blinged up with Glamour Dust  Metal Spacer and Pearl Brad from The Hobby House
Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia die cut using scrummy Velvet Paper 
Memory Box: Elegant Scrollwork
Adhesive Gems: The Hobby House
Diamond Stickles




Card Ingredients:
Image: Mo Manning Die Cut Toppers (pre-coloured) 'Christmas Elves' from The Hobby House
Design Papers: Dovecraft Back to Basics 'Vintage Christmas'
Kraft Card from Every Crafts a Pound
Sentiment: Kaisercraft
Memory Box: Flowering Christmas Tree
Grosgrain Ribbon from stash
Diamond Stickles
Adhesive Gems: The Hobby House

Challenges I would like to enter:
ABC Christmas - Humorous or CAS
Crafting by Designs - Favourite Season (Mine is Christmas)

Today I really must get the ironing done - I didn't do it the other day as I had a much better offer - lunch with Jamie & Rowena and a chance to get some scrummy snuggles from my snuggalicious Grand-daughter Ruby Mae - no contest really lol!!!!

Hope to play catch up later.
Thanks for popping by - you're always welcome.
Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Ssshhhh - Don't Tell Anyone But I've Started Making Chr**stm*s Cards!!!

Good morning. 
Hope you are all keeping well and those not I wish well soon.
I can't believe how miserable the weather is still :o(
It's more like Autumn than Summer - so with that in mind the best place to be is in my little crafty haven having some fun.

I shocked some of my lovely blogging buddies the other day when I mentioned that 'festive' word - but as I usually have so many cards to make for 'that' occasion - I did want to make a few each month and so far this year (as with every other year) I haven't!!

So yesterday I made a start and today I would like to share a couple I made taking my initial inspiration from the new challenge theme over at Winter Wonderland - 'Spots & Stripes'





Card Ingredients:
Images: Mo Manning Die Cut Toppers 'Christmas Elves' - Hobby House
Design Papers: Dovecraft Back To Basics 'Vintage Christmas' (Love these Christmas Papers)
Diamond Stickles
Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch and small Hobbycraft Snowflake Punch
Memory Box: Frostyville Wreath
Adhesive Gems from stash
Dotty Grosgrain Ribbon from stash
Sentiment: Kaisercraft
Made with Love Tag: Hobby House

Challenges I would like to enter:

Winter Wonderland - Spots and Stripes
Card Mania - Use Kraft
The Hobby House - Anything Goes
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Christmas Ornaments
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Vintage Christmas
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Dots and Ribbon
C.R.A.F.T - Christmas

Thanks for popping by today - you are always welcome and I love to read any comments you may wish to leave.

I'm off to tackle the ironing basket - only a small pile to do and then have another play in my little crafty haven.

Hope you have a fabulous day.

TTFN

Monday, 17 June 2013

In One Word Fantastic!

Good morning.
Hope you had a lovely weekend. 
The weather here was pants but the company was fabulous - little Ruby Mae had her first visit to Grandma's house and it was soooooo lovely to see her - she is like a little dolly :o)

I have recently rekindled my passion for scrapbooking - but in a home decor style and today I would like to share a project I made on Saturday for Aaron (and Kerry) for Father's Day :

My Squidgilicious Grandson - Oliver



Ingredients Used:
Design Papers: My Mind's Eye 'On the Bright Side - One'
Kaisercraft Rub-Ons
Chipboard Letters: Painted and Paper Pieced
Rosette: Tim Holtz Sizzix Die
Spellbinders: Grand Decorative Circles One
Buttons and adhesive pearls from stash
Edges inked with Faded Jeans Distress Ink
Deep Box Frame: Hobbycraft

Challenges I would like to enter:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes - Twist: Someone Special 'A Male'
Anything But a Card - Masculine or Dear Ol' Dad
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint - Red, White and Blue
Joanna Sheen - Father's Day/Male
Craft Lovin - Anything Goes
The Crafting Cafe - Here Come the Boys
Polka Doodles - Male Theme
Little Red Wagon - 3 or More Patterned Papers
Papertake Weekly - Hello Boys

I'm just waiting for an engineer to call to take a look and hopefully repair our broken dishwasher. 
I had to do the washing up by hand yesterday - after a big family roast dinner too :o(
You don't realize how much you miss a dishwasher until it's broken!!!

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

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Father's Day at A Gem of a Challenge

Good morning my lovely blogging buddies.
I hope you are all keeping well and those not I wish well soon.
Hope you have some lovely plans for the weekend - we have plans for a lovely family meal tomorrow to celebrate my eldest son's 30th birthday earlier this week.
Other than that we will just be chilling - hopefully in some sunshine :o)

This week over at

A GEM OF A CHALLENGE

it's the turn of Team Gems to share some inspiration on our new challenge theme:

FATHER'S DAY/MALE CARD

Here's what I did:
 




I used a fabulous image from Pink Gem Designs: 'Golf Monster' - I used the pre-coloured image and printed it a few times so that I could create my own decoupage.

I also used a background design paper - and in Craft Artist I added the Golf Monster image and the
Keep Calm Golf Sentiment then printed onto linen effect cardstock.
Some simple and layering and then added the decoupage layers.

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

Hope you can find some time to join in the fun with us this week.
One lucky winner will win
2 Individual Digi images
(NO SETS, PERSONALISED WATERMARK'S OR SENTIMENT SETS) 
of the winners choice from PINK GEM DESIGNS.....
That lucky person could be you :o)

Challenges I would like to enter:

Digi Haven - Anything Goes
Jellypark - Masculine
Pattie's Creations - Father's Day
QKR Stampede - For Dad
Polka Doodles - Male Theme
Crafting for all Seasons - Masculine
Anything Goes - Father's Day
Papertake Weekly - Hello Boys
Craft Your Passion - Father's Day/Masculine
Crafty Cardmakers - Father's Day

Thanks for your visit today - it's always lovely to see you here and I look forward to reading any comments you may wish to leave.

Have a fabulous weekend.
TTFN