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Monday, 31 March 2014

Challenge #136 at Sketch n Stash

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend :o)

I had a lovely lunch out with the boys yesterday - Jack bought me some gorgeous flowers, a DVD and some eye cream I had hinted about lol!!! Aaron and Kerry bought me a beautiful Pandora bead for my bracelet and Jamie and Rowena bought me a gorgeous Yankee Candle with a butterfly glass shade and some scrummy chocolates. I am so blessed to have such kind and generous sons.

Today I would like to share my DT make for 


and this fortnight we have another fabulous sketch to work with 
and here's what I did using some of my scrummy new stash from the NEC




Card Ingredients:
Image Panel, Sentiment and Design Papers: Heartfelt Creations 'Once Upon a Time' Collection
Butterflies made using Martha Stewart Clay and Mould - with a touch of Platinum Stickles
Ribbon from stash 

Our sponsor this fortnight is the fabulous 
offering 1 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:

TBA

Thanks for popping by to see me today - and for any comments you may wish to leave - I always look forward to reading them.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Bunny With Flowers for Grandma at The Stamp Basket

Good morning.
Happy Mother's Day!
Did you remember to put the clocks forward this morning - those in the UK that is :o)
Fancy losing an hour on our Special Day lol!!!

Today I'm here with a little Sunday inspiration using some scrummy stash from 


And this week I thought I would share an adorable card that would be perfect for any Mum on this Special Day or as I have for a Grandma 




Card Ingredients 
Stamped Onto: Neenah Classic White
Colouring Medium: Copics
Die Cuts: Wild Rose Studio 'Rose Corner'
Martha Stewart: Scrolled Lace
Distress Inks: Peeled Paint & Tattered Rose
Adhesive Pearls: 3mm Ivory Silk and 5mm Ivory Silk
Spellbinders: Labels 18
Star Dust Stickles
Card Base: Craftwork Cards 6x6 Scalloped Edge
Sentiment: Craftwork Cards

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

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

Hope you have a wonderful day and get totally spoiled.

TTFN


Saturday, 29 March 2014

Ribbon and Lace at A Gem of a Challenge

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you've had a great week and are ready for a fabulous weekend.
I've been a bit quiet on my blog this week - I have my first Craft Fayre for this year next Saturday and I have been busy trying to get some 'stuff' made for it :o)

Today I would like to share my DT card for 

A GEM OF A CHALLENGE 

and this fortnight Team Gems had the theme

RIBBON AND LACE
(use both)

Luckily I had made this card sometime ago as it was for the lovely Janet's birthday at the end of last month - but I did make it with this theme in mind :o)




Card Ingredients:
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: First Edition 'J'Adore'
Spellbinders: A2 Filigree Delight
Memory Box: Lavish Branch
Mini Retro Flower Punch
Diamond Stickles
Viva Decor Ice White Pearl Pen
Sentiment: Craftwork Cards
Lace and Ribbon from stash

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

As always Janet is offering 1 very lucky winner
2 Individual Digi images
(NO SETS, PERSONALISED WATERMARK'S OR SENTIMENT SETS) 
of the winners choice from PINKGEM DESIGNS.....

Hope you can join us.

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

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

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Buttons and Bows at Divas by Design

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Well it has started off so misty and damp here in Gloucestershire - hope it soon brightens up as my squidgilicious Grandson Oliver is coming to play and I had hoped we would get out for a walk along the canal to feed the ducks :o)

Today I'm here to share my DT make for 


and this week the theme is

BUTTONS AND BOWS

I had a lovely play with 'some' of my new NEC stash and this is what I came up with:





Here's what I used:
MDF Heart - Bargain bag of mixed sized hearts from the MDF man at the NEC
Design Papers: LOTV 'Raspberry Road Baskets and Bunnies'
Sentiment: Inkylicious 'Moments and Memories
Flowers: Inkylicious Stamped onto cardstock inked with Peeled Paint, Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks using Perfect Medium and then heat embossed with white EP
Leaves: Memory Box
Butterflies: Martha Stewart White Paper Clay and then coloured with Worn Lipstick DI and a touch of Star Dust Stickles.
Buttons and ribbon from stash

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

Challenges I would like to enter:

Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Floral Frenzy
Milk Coffee - At Least 2 Flowers
Creative Knockouts - Things With Wings
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
That's Crafty - Inky Antics
Fussy and Fancy - Shabby Chic
Sentimental Sundays - Flowery Springtime
Eclectic Ellapu - Flowers and Butterflies

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

Right time to get the toys ready and to make sure the iPad is charged as Oliver loves to play on that :o)

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Sketchie Free for All at Papertake Weekly and An Easter Bonnet

Good afternoon my lovely crafty friends.
Sorry I'm a bit late with my DT post for 


but I have been have a bit of a mare with Blogger and Google Chrome - it wouldn't let me upload any pictures!!! But since I shut down the laptop and then restarted it that seems to have worked :o)

So our theme this week is 

SKETCHIE FREE FOR ALL

You can use any previous Papertake Weekly Sketch or this fabulous new one from our lovely Dawny


It will be my squidgilicious Grandson's 3rd Birthday in a few weeks - where have those years gone??!!??
As I have quite a few cards I need to make for him I thought I would use this sketch to make this card for Jack to send:




Card Ingredients:
Colouring Medium: Copics
Sentiment: Stampin' Up
MFT Die'Namics Fishtail Stax
Alphabet Stickers and Buttons from stash
Clouds cut using Scan n Cut
Tumbled Glass Distress Ink

Our sponsor this week is 
offering 1 very lucky winner

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

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Before I go I would just like to share one of my favourite photos of my scrummilcious Grand-daughter Lola Arizona in her Easter Bonnet I 'helped' her make on Sunday :o)



Thanks for popping in to see me today and for any lovely comments you may wish to leave - I always look forward to reading them.

Enjoy the rest of the day.
TTFN

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Bella With Wand for The Stamp Basket

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend - so far.
I had a fabulous day yesterday with some of my bestest Crafty Buddies - thanks Claire, Pam, Laurie and Sharon - hope we all do it again soon :o)

Well the sun is shining as I am writing this post so it seems a little odd to be sharing this card with you today!
But I had this adorable image in my DT kit from 


and I thought it was about time I bagged my first Christmas make of 2014 - in the hope that it would ignite a passion to make at least 1 or 2 a week from here on in - I'll keep you posted on that :o)

So here is another adorable Wild Rose Studio image





Card ingredients:
Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Today my scrummilicious Grand-daughter Lola Arizona is coming to stay and we are making an Easter Bonnet for the Easter Parade at nursery :o)

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

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Friday, 21 March 2014

Enjoy Your Special Day!

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

I am mega excited this evening as tomorrow I will be on my way to meet some of my crafty friends - Claire, Laurie, Pami and Sharon at the NEC for a good catch up - oh and doing a bit of crafty stash shopping of course :o)
If anyone else is going and would like to meet up to say hello - just drop me an email debs01may@talktalk.net

So today I have been busy getting some housework done but I still managed to find some time to make a quick and easy birthday card for Rowena - it's her birthday on Sunday.




Card Ingredients:
Design Papers: Grace Taylor 'Blossom' 
Image: Sizzix Hero Arts 657773 
Colouring Medium: Copics
Star Dust Stickles
Sentiment: Hobby Art
Sequins from stash

Challenges I would like to enter:

Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Bling it Up 
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Things with Wings
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Glitter It

Hope you've had a lovely week.
Here's to a great weekend.

TTFN

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Photo Inspiration at MAWTT

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Super speedy post from me today as I forgot to do this last night when we got back from Pilates - but that's because we got engrossed in the final episode of 'Line of Duty' - fabulous drama!!!
And I need to be quick because my squidgilicious Grandson Oliver is here already - so whilst he is having his breakfast I'm speed typing lol!!!

Today it's the turn of Team A to share some inspiration on the the theme picked by the lovely Pami over at 


which is to take inspiration from this photo:


So it could be Flowers, Easter, Colours etc

I went for the colours and made this Engagement card for my MiL to send to Jamie and Rowena




I used my fabulous Scan n Cut to cut the hearts - first with some pink cardstock and then the scrummy Design Papers from LOTV 'Nitwits Perfect Pair'
The pink cardstock I glued flat and then inked the edges of the DP's hearts and folded them and just adhered the centres. A few tiny adhesive pearls to finish them off and some Star Dust Stickles around the edge of the main panel.
Sentiment made from some cardstock stickers in stash (for my Project Life makes)

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

Hope you can find some time to join in the fun with us this week.

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Thanks for popping by to see me today - it is always great to see you here and I always enjoy reading any comments you may wish to leave.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

For Mum at Papertake Weekly

Good afternoon my lovely crafty friends.
I'm hoping Mr Blogger has played nicely and posted this scheduled post for me as I am currently out with my future DiL looking at the venue they have picked for their wedding - yes they have now set a date 
'Friday 25 September 2015'
So plenty of time to get things organised - phew!!!

So today we have a new challenge over at 


and this week the theme is

FOR MUM

Here's what I came up with:



I played with my Brother Scan n Cut and converted an SVG file I got free here - to create the Rose Flower Frame for the image - thank you - so many beautiful SVG files to choose from :o)

Card Ingredients:
Design Papers: LOTV 'Always & Forever'
Flowers: The Hobby House
Memory Box: Madera Corner - cut up
Sentiment Tags: LOTV 'Set 69'
Star Dust Stickles
Tonic Butterfly Punch
Adhesive Pearls and Ribbon 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 DT buddies.

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Thanks for popping by to see me today.
I'll play catch up with you later this evening.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Monday, 17 March 2014

Challenge #135 at Sketch n Stash

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend.
I had a lovely afternoon walk around Slimbridge - The Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre just up the road from where I live - with my squidgilicious Grandson Oliver and his Mummy and Daddy whilst my DH and Jack stayed home to watch their football team get annihilated :o(

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


This fortnight we had some sponsor images to play with and this is what I came up with:




Here's the sketch for this fortnight:
Card Ingredients:
Image: Stitchy Bear 'Mother's Day' 
Colouring Medium: Copics
Marianne Creatables 'English Rose'
Peeled Paint and Dusty Concorde Distress Inks
Made With Love Tag: The Hobby House
Ribbon from stash

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

and

Challenges I would like to enter:

613 Avenue Create - 2D or 3D Flowers
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
OSAAT - Use a Digi
Scribble and Scrap - Always Anything Goes
That Craft Place - Flowers and/or Mother's Day
Sweet Stampin' - Mother's Day or Special Lady
Polkadoodles - Mum's the Word
That's Crafty! - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Mother's Day or Special Woman
Sisterhood of Crafter's - Sentiment as Focal Point

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

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN