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Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Favourite 5(ish) creations of 2013 and Happy Healthy New Year Wishes

Good evening.my lovely crafty buddies.
Hope you've had a lovely day.
Mine has been spent doing a little retail therapy - ordered some new sofas for the lounge - not due to be delivered until March - but so looking forward to them arriving :o)

Then we went for a cup of tea and a play with Lola Arizona and Ruby Mae before Lola has to go home tomorrow :o(

Just wanted to pop by to share some of my favourite makes from this year and to join in the fun with Debby and everyone else that has joined in too - it's lovely to look back at all the gorgeous makes.


As my post title suggests I found it hard to just pick 5 and I also haven't stuck to cards as some of my most favourite projects this year were other items.

Hope you like my choices too:




 

I have added these additional 3 makes - as they were for my very special Grandchildren:
Lola Arizona
Oliver 
 and Ruby Mae

I would just like to wish all my lovely blogging buddies a very Happy and Healthy New Year.
I really do appreciate all the support and lovely comments you have left for me this past year.
Very best wishes for 2014.
TTFN

Monday, 30 December 2013

Challenge #129 at Sketch n Stash

Good morning. 
Hope you had a lovely weekend. Mine was very quiet in comparison to the week before :o(
But it will be bedlam again this evening as the boys, the girls and all my scrummy Grandchildren are coming for tea - I can hardly wait :o)

So most of the festivities are now finished and it's the start of getting back to 'normal' with DT work and today my share is for the new challenge over at 


and this fortnight we have another wonderful sketch for you to work with:

with the additional option of 

NO DESIGN PAPERS

Here's what I did using one of our sponsor images:



Card Ingredients:
Colouring Medium: Copics
Embossing Folder: Spellbinders M-Bossabilities 'So Trendy'
Memory Box 'Cosmic Stars'
Ribbons from stash
Sentiment PC Generated
A Touch of Glossy Accents for Lenny's nose

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

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Thanks for popping by today - it is 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

Saturday, 28 December 2013

My Top 5 Christmas Makes 2013

Good morning.
Hope you all had a lovely Christmas. It was a very busy one here in the Simpson household - but so lovely to have spent it with all the people I love the most.
Was Santa good to you???  He certainly was very good to me - lots of crafty goodies - including what was on the top of my crafty wishlist - a selection of 'Project Life' goodies which I can't wait to get started with - so I have been busy snapping away with the camera everyday :o)

I have not been in my little crafty haven for what seems like an age but hopefully as things are getting back to 'normal' this weekend I should be able to find some time to have a play later.

The lovely Debby is hosting her fabulous fun challenge again this year and as I have no new projects to share with you today I thought I would join in the fun and share my Top Picks with you.

 








As always it has taken me ages to make this decision - I didn't realise I had made so many cards this year lol!!!! I hope you like my choices :o)

Thank you Debby for organising this again this year.
I have a great big blogging catch up planned whilst my DH is taking his Mum home today and I am looking forward to seeing what you have all been up to whilst I have been absent.

Thank you for taking the time to come and visit - and for all the lovely comments you have left - they really do mean a lot.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Merry Christmas!!!

Just popping by to say that my little Crafty Haven is now closed for the Festive Season while I enjoy some quality time with the family and to wish all my lovely Crafty Buddies a Very Merry Christmas


Hope you all get totally spoilt and have a fabulous time.
See you soon.

TTFN

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Pick of the Year from 2013 at Papertake Weekly

Good afternoon.

Sorry I haven't been around much the past few days - like everyone else I have been busy with Festive Preparations before the Big Day when Santa arrives - just 1more sleep - yippeeee!!!!

I haven't even been near my little Crafty Haven for nearly a week - but I hope that I will be back in there soon - playing with some lovely new crafty goodies that were on my wishlist - I think I've been a 'fairly good' girl this year :o)

So today I'm here to share a non-festive make with you which is for the new challenge over at 


and this week our challenge will run for two weeks and the theme is up to you as it's

PICK OF THE YEAR FROM 2013

I decided to go for 
Die-ing for a Punch from July




Card Ingredients:
Design Papers: From scrap box - sorry I'm not sure who by!!!
Card Base made using Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Circles
Martha Stewart Scrolled Lace Border Punch 
Ribbon from stash
Sentiment: LOTV Everyday Tags
Viva Decor Ice White Pearl Pen 

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

Thanks for popping by to see me today and for all your support and lovely comments throughout 2013 - it really means a lot.

Have a wonderful day.
TTFN

Thursday, 19 December 2013

It's a Colour Challenge at MAWTT

Good morning.
Super speedy post from me this morning as my squidgilicious Grandson Oliver is here to play already.
I really should have scheduled my post last night but I made a lovely family roast dinner and by the time they had all departed and I had tidied up I was ready for nothing other than bed!!!

So today we have a fabulous new challenge over at 


and this week the theme is 

A COLOUR THEME 
using this image as inspiration
antiqued bouquet

Here's what I came up with:



This card will be on it's way to my sister later today as it's her birthday on Boxing Day.

Card Ingredients:

Design Papers and elements from Craftwork Cards scrummy new 'Correspondence Collection'
Large Butterfly: Memory Box 'Isabella' and 'Vivienne'
Small Butterflies: Martha Stewart
Star Dust Stickles
Viva Decor Pearl Pen 'Ice White'

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

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Thanks for popping by today.
I will have a great big blog catch up later - my DH is away for a few nights :o(

Have a wonderful day.
TTFN

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Last Christmas Card at Papertake Weekly & a Couple of Photos

Good afternoon. Sorry I'm a bit late with my DT post  today but I have been running around here there and everywhere searching for a specific Christmas Jumper that was on Jack's wish list and I'm so happy that I finally found it - hurrah!!!
I have also been for Physio on my shoulder which has been playing up a bit this week - but thankfully feeling a lot better now.

So this week over at 


our theme is 

LAST CHRISTMAS CARD

Here's what I did:



Card Ingredients:
Design Papers: LOTV 'Simply Joys'
Spellbinders: Romantic Rectangles
Flowers: Roses from LOTV Shop and Carnation & Berries Wild Orchid Crafts
Foliage: Magnolia Doo Hickey 'Spruce Twig'
Grosgrain Ribbon from stash
Sentiment: Craftwork Cards
Star Dust Stickles

Our wonderful sponsor this week is 
ribbon girl logo
offering 1 lucky winner:
ten-pound-gift-voucher

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

Challenges I would like to enter:

C is for Challenge - Traditional Christmas
Crafty Boots - Christmas 
Through the Purple Haze - Here Comes Christmas
Parade Your Crafts - Christmas Projects
Dream Valley - Christmas
Glitter n Sparkle - Traditional Christmas Colours
That Craft Place - Christmas
Sweet Stampin - Last Minute Christmas

Before I go I would just like to share a couple of my favourite photos from yesterday's visit to see Santa in his Winter Wonderland with my squidgilicious Grandson Oliver and snuggalicious Granddaughter Ruby Mae:



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

Monday, 16 December 2013

Challenge #128 - Optional 'Glitter and Sparkle' at Sketch n Stash

Good morning my lovely blogging friends.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend and are somewhat nearer to being ready for the BIG DAY next week.
I had a busy weekend starting with a surprise visit from my youngest older brother that I hadn't seen for 5.5 years on Saturday.
Then yesterday I had planned some quiet time to sort a few more Christmas things out, to have a little play in my crafty haven and then a good old blog catch whilst catching up on Strictly - but I got a phone call from Aaron asking me to take him Christmas shopping down the Mall so all those plans went out the window.
So by the time I got back from shopping and then caught up with Saturday's Strictly it was just about time to make a quick tea and settle down to watch the results and then the X Factor final.

So it's the start of a new week and also the start of a new challenge over at 


and we have another fabulous sketch for you to work with and an optional theme of

GLITTER AND SPARKLE

Here's what I came up with:



I was very lucky to have won the gorgeous candy from Craftin Suzie recently and this is a card I sent to say thankyou - I know I'm safe to share it with you as Susan has already received it :o)

Card Ingredients:

Design Papers: from the candy win 'First Edition - Daydream'
Pearls: The Hobby House 
Pearl Flowers: The Hobby House
Sentiment Tag: LOTV

Our sponsors this week are:

and

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the full details of the prizes on offer and to see the gorgeous inspiration from my lovely DT buddies.

Challenges I would like to enter:
The Hobby House - Special Christmas Event 
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Favourite Embellishments (Ribbon and Pearls)
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with Ribbon

Anyway I hope to have a good blog catch up later today - but not until after I have been for lunch and to see Santa in his Winter Wonderland with my squidgilicious Grandson Oliver and my snuggalicious Granddaughter Ruby Mae - I'm soooooo excited :o)

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

Have a wonderful day.
TTFN

Friday, 13 December 2013

A Hobby House Topper Bauble

Good morning.
How are your Christmas preparations coming on? I'm so pleased that most of mine are complete - just a few more cards to write out but all the ones that needed to be posted have been done - I nearly fell over when the man at the Post Office told me how much it all cost to post them lol!!!
But it is only once a year so I'm not too worried.

Today I would like to share another project I have made using one of the gorgeous Wee Stamps toppers from 


and to remind you that Jill has very generously organised a Special Christmas Event with a mega prize on offer that even the Design Team can enter - so of course it would be rude not to :o)

Here's an MDF bauble that I have altered:




Ingredients used:
Design Papers: LOTV 'Woodland Wishes'
MDF Bauble: Indigo Blu
Spellbinders Snowflake Dies
Star Dust Stickles

Challenges I would like to enter:
The Hobby House - Special Christmas Event
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Crafting For All Seasons - Anything Christmas but a Card
Inky Impressions - Christmas Ornaments
Inky Chicks - Christmas

I'm off to pick up my new glasses this morning then finish wrapping the kids presents and then I hope to have a good old blog visiting session to catch up with you all.

Have a fabulous day whatever you are doing.
TTFN