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Friday, 31 January 2014

You Are My Sunshine

Good afternoon my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you are keeping safe, warm and dry from the shocking weather we are having here in the UK at the moment :o(
I think the best place to be is tucked up in my little crafty haven enjoying some playtime with my scrummy crafty stash :o)

So that's what I have been doing today and I would like to share a framed scrap layout I made earlier - using a gorgeous photo of my squidgilicious Grandson that he had taken at Nursery a few weeks ago.




Hope this brings as big a smile to you as it did to me :o)

Off for a little blogging catch up now.
Enjoy the rest of the day.
TTFN

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Ribbon Inspiration for The Hobby House

Hello again  my lovely crafty friends.
As promised in my first post this morning I'm back with another DT share and this time it's for

THE HOBBY HOUSE

and the fabulous theme this month is

RIBBON

There are still a few days left for you to get your projects in - but don't forget that you must use at least one Hobby House item and you must tell us what it is.

Here's what I did:




And here's what I used:
Image: Elizabeth Bell Topper 'Baking with Grandma'
The Hobby House Mixed Ribbons 'Country Red Check'
The Hobby House Mulberry Roses 'Red Velvet'
The Hobby House 'Cupcake Charm'

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Thanks for popping by again.
Enjoy the rest of the day.
TTFN

Vintage with Lace at Divas by Design

Good morning my lovely crafty friends. Hope you are having a wonderful week so far.
It's my usual super speedy post this morning as my squidgilicious Grandson Oliver is on his way to play :o)

So I'm here to share my DT make for 


and this week Team B are sharing some inspiration on the theme

VINTAGE WITH LACE




Card Ingredients:
Image: LOTV 'So Many Presents'
Colouring Medium: Copics - Dress and Hat paper-pieced
Design Papers: LOTV 'Country Lady'
Sentiment: LOTV 'Set 28 - Vintage Labels'
Magnolia Doo Hickey Swirl
MFT Mini Royal Roses
Adhesive Pearls and Lace from stash

Our sponsor this week is the fabulous 

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:

TBA

Thanks for popping by to see me.
Looking forward to reading any comments you may wish to leave.

I'll be back a little later with another DT share :o)

TTFN

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Sketch #86 at Papertake Weekly

Good afternoon my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you are all better than the weather - it's pretty miserable here today - dull, damp and dismal :o(
I really hope it picks up later as I wanted to go for a walk this evening with my DH :o)

Anyway I'm here to share my DT project for 


and this week we are on our 

SKETCHIE FREE FOR ALL 

theme.

So you can do I what I did and use the fabulous new sketch that Dawny P has made for us this week or use one from the PTW archives - just remember to tell which one you used.

Here's my take on Sketch #86




Card Ingredients:
Image: LOTV 'Blooming Wheelbarrow'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: First Edition 'Daydream'
Sentiment Tags: LOTV
Lace, Mini Ric Rac and Organza Ribbon from stash
Memory Box: Hollyhock Stem
MFT 'Fishtail Stax'
Tonic Mini Butterfly Punch
Adhesive Pearls: The Hobby House
Grape Ice Stickles

Our sponsor this week is the fabulous:

Offering 1 very lucky winner:


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:

Crafty Sentiments - Recipe 1 Image 2 Design Papers 3 Embellishments
Creative Card Crew - 1 image, 2 DP's and 3 Pearls/Gems
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Make it Cute or Sweet
LOTV Monthly Challenge - Anything Goes
Tip Top Tuesday - Favourite Sketch Challenge - Love PTW sketches - so easy to use for many themes

Thanks for taking the time to come and visit me today and for any comments you may wish to leave.
It's always great to see you here and I really do appreciate your continued support.

I'm off to have another little play with my Project Life goodies my DH bought me for Christmas - will share my first layouts with you soon :o)

Enjoy the rest of the day - whatever you have planned.

TTFN

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Pretty in Pink (and Grey)

Good morning my lovely crafty friends and welcome to my latest new followers - it's great to see you here and I thank you for your support.
Hope you are having a lovely weekend so far :o)
I had a fabulous crafty playtime yesterday - trying to get ahead with some DT work and also completing some orders for my friend and today I would like to share one of those makes with you.

I'm loving my re-discovered Stamping Bella Uptown Girls since I 'tidied' up my little craft haven so I decided to ink up this beauty and team it with some of my favourite Design Papers:




Card Ingredients:
Image: Stamping Bella 'Uptown Girl - Audrey'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: Bo Bunny 'Isabella'
Spellbinders: 'Timeless Rectangles'
Chipboard Buttons: Bo Bunny 'Isabella'
Flowers from Stash 
Trinket: Bo Bunny 'Isabella'
Ribbons from stash
Sentiment Tags: LOTV
Spun Sugar Distress Ink

Challenges I would like to enter:

Stampin for the Weekend - Happy Birthday
2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - Flower Frenzy
Love to Create - Buttons
Without Words - Spots and/or Stripes
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Birthdays
Deep Ocean Challenge - Birthday
Inky Chicks - BINGO (metal embellishment, flowers, butterflies)
Sweet Stamps - Anything Goes
In The Pink - Die Cuts and/or Punches

Right I better go and get on with the Sunday lunch - all the boys, the girls and my 3 adorable Grandchildren are coming so I'll be busy busy busy for the day - but I love it :o)

Hope to play catch up with you all later this evening when it all quietens down lol!!!

Have a wonderful day whatever your plans.
TTFN

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Cats at MAWTT

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
What a miserable start to the day it is here in Gloucestershire - so dark and damp!!! 
Best place to be is safe and warm in my little crafty haven so that's where I'm heading once I have shared my DT project for this week's challenge over at 


and this week our lovely Janice has picked the theme 

CATS 

So here's what I did:



Card Ingredients:
Image: LOTV Pre-Coloured Art Pad 2 'Jack, Patch and Puss'
Design Papers: First Edition 'J'adore'
Embossed Heart: Sizzix 657235 Lacy Heart 
Spellbinders: Heart Squares and Plain Squares
Martha Stewart: Frond Punch
Flowers and Berries: WOC
Wooden Flower and Adhesive Gems from stash
Made With Love Tag and Gingham Ribbon: The Hobby House

Our lovely host Janice is offering this fabulous stamp as this week's prize:


and has asked us to post a piccie of our special moggy's too.

Here's my Pickle-Lilicat the day we brought her home (just over 4 years ago) 

Ooooooh she was just like a little ball of fluff :o)

And here's a piccie from last night - she is still a little beauty don't you think?


Can't wait to see your special cats too.

Challenges I would like to enter:

MMCS - January Challenge 'Love'

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

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Just to Say......................

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you are all well and those not I wish well soon.

Super quick post this morning before my squidgilicious Grandson Oliver comes to play.
My MiL loves to have a stock of notelets/just to say cards and here a a few I made the other day when my new stash arrived from Sizzix - all amazing bargains in the sale :o)




Card Ingredients:
Stamped with Memento Inks 'Sweet Plum and Pistachio'
Martha Stewart: Cherish Border Punch 
Ribbon from stash 

Challenges I would like to enter:

Simon Says Stamp - Emboss It
Sweet Stamps - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Thanks for popping by today. 
I always look forward to reading any comments you may wish to leave.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Bow Dies at Papertake Weekly

Good afternoon my lovely crafty friends. 
I'm pleased to say that I have managed to get to the end of the ironing basket this morning - which means I can have some guilt free playtime in my little crafty haven before I go to pick Jack up from school :o)

But before I head off for a play I would like to share my DT project for 


and this week the theme is 

BOW DIES
(use either Bows or Dies or Both)

Here's what I did using one of my scrummy new James Bear stamps - isn't he just adorable!!!




Card Ingredients:
Image: LOTV 'James - Big Heart'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Heart Paper Pieced
Design Papers: LOTV 'Nitwits Always and Forever'
Memory Box: Lavish Branch Die - won in Debby's candy - thank you :o)
Spellbinders: Floral Ovals and Labels 18
Sentiment Tags: LOTV 
Martha Stewart: Hydrangea Punch
Viva Decor Pearl Pen 'Ice White'

Our sponsors this week are the fabulous
Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the details of the prize on offer and to see the stunning inspiration from my lovely DT buddies.

Challenges I would like to enter:
LOTV Monthly Challenge - Anything Goes
Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Hearts and Flowers
Great Impressions - Use Something New (New Stamp)
Hobbycutz - Lots of Layers
The Squirrel and the Fox - Show off your New Stuff
My Time to Craft - All About the Love
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Valentine's Day or Use Hearts
Totally Papercrafts - Paper Piecing 
Wags n Whiskers - Anything Goes
In The Pink - Anything Goes

Thanks for popping by to see me today - it's always great to see you here and I love to read any comments you may wish to leave.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Monday, 20 January 2014

The Gardener

Good evening.
Well I'm back with another share for today - to see my first post please scroll down or click here but I have a confession to make that I didn't get to the end of the ironing basket - in fact I didn't get any ironing done as I got caught up playing with some new stash that the postie brought - but I'll share those another day :o)

This time I'd like to share another male card made for my MiL's friend  to give to her Husband:




Card Ingredients:

Image: Mo Manning 'Gardener Guy'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers and Die Cut Embellishments: Hunkydory 'It's a Man's World'

Challenges I would like to enter:
Mo Manning DP2 - Something New (Design Papers and Die Cut Embellishments)
Dream Valley - Boys/Men
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - It's a Boy Thing 

Well I best get on and make a start on that ironing :o(

Thanks for calling by again.
Enjoy your evening.
TTFN

Sketch #27 at Sketch n Stash

Good morning my lovely crafty friends. Hope you had a lovely weekend doing all the things you wanted to.
Strictly was absolutely A-MAZ-ING darrrrrlings!!! I loved it (and so did my DH) - we had brilliant seats - so close you could see the colour of their eyes. Unfortunately though we were not allowed to take any photos :o(
I would definitely want to go again - so I hinted as much to Aaron and Kerry as an idea for my Christmas present this year when they came for lunch today lol!!!

Anyway it's the start of a new week and the start of another new challenge over at 


I can't believe it's been two weeks since the last challenge - how quick did that go!!!

So here's the sketch for this fortnight:


and here's what I did with it using one of our sponsor images 



Image: Stitchy Bear Stamps 'Heart with Rose Swag'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: Carta Bella 'Beautiful Moments'
Spellbinders: Labels 18 and Plain Ovals
Memory Box: Madera Corner
Retro Flower Punch - Medium and Small
Adhesive Gemstones from stash
Glossy Accents added to heart
Viva Decor Pearl Pen - Red 

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

Have a fabulous day.
I might be back with another share a little bit later - but only if I manage to get to the end of the dreaded ironing basket :o(
Wish me luck!!!

TTFN

Friday, 17 January 2014

Wishing a Special Friend Brighter Days

Good morning. Hope you've had a lovely week and are looking forward to the weekend.
I certainly am looking forward to tomorrow as my DH and I are going to see the Strictly Dancing Tour at the NIA in Birmingham - one of my fabulous Christmas gifts from my DH :o)

Today I would like to share a card I sent to a very special blogging buddy who has had more than her fair share of troubles to deal with this past year and more recently had to spend 10 days in hospital following an emergency operation. I know that she has received it and I'm thrilled to say that it helped to brighten her day a little :o)




Card Ingredients:
Design Papers: LOTV 'Beach Bliss' (love this paper pad)
Sentiment: Hobby Art CS026D
Martha Stewart Scrolled Lace Border Punch
Sizzix Butterfly Die 657773
Seam Binding, Adhesive Pearls, Button and Twine from stash

Challenges I would like to enter:

4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Any Sentiment 
Feeling Crafty - Butterflies
Card Mania - Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes Pearls/Buttons

Thanks for popping by today.
I really appreciate your continued support and lovely comments.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN