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Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Sketchie Free for All at Papertake Weekly

Good afternoon my lovely crafty friends.
Hope your day has got off to a good start.
I've been mega busy parcelling up all the WWE Wrestling Figures that Jack has just sold on Ebay recently - I won't tell you exactly how much he made - but I will say that it was a 3 figure amount (and that doesn't include the pennies!!!!). So glad I suggested he kept the boxes for all those figures all those years ago!!!

Anyway today I would like to share my DT make for the new challenge over at 


and as it's the last Tuesday of the month that means it's time for 

SKETCHIE FREE FOR ALL

So you can use any Papertake Weekly sketch from the archives or like me you can use the fabulous new sketch Dawny P made for us this time




Card Ingredients:
Image: LOTV 'Wedding Couple'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: LOTV 'Raspberry Road - Heartfelt'
Sentiment: LOTV 'Set 28 - Vintage Labels'
Flowers and Pearl Trim from the Hobby House
Viva Decor Pearl Pen - Ice White
Ribbon from stash
Diamond Stickles

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the gorgeous inspiration from my lovely DT buddies.
Our sponsor this week is the fabulous
offering 1 very lucky winner

Challenges I would like to enter:

Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes/Pearls and Swirls
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Creative Corner - Wedding Bells
Wags n Whiskers - Lots of Layers

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

Monday, 28 April 2014

Challenge #138 at Sketch n Stash

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

I'm starting to get a little bit excited as it's my birthday on Thursday and I am still just like a big kid really lol!!

Anyway onto the real reason for my post and that's to share my DT make for the new challenge over at 


and this fortnight we have another fabulous sketch to work with:

And here's what I did - keeping it nice and simples for my nephew's son Ethan who is 3 today!!




Card Ingredients:
Image: Pre-coloured LOTV Art Pad 2 'Jack, Patch and Puss'
Design Papers: LOTV Raspberry Road 'Shabby Shack'
Sentiment Tags: LOTV Set 24 
Crystal Stickles
Salty Ocean Distress Ink
Martha Stewart Double Dot Scalloped Border Punch
Ribbon from stash

Our generous sponsors this time are:

offering 1 lucky winner £10 to spend in their online store

and

offering this fabulous prize

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:

CAS on Sunday - Sparkle & Shimmer
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - For the Boys
Hobbycutz - Glitter
Di's Digis - Birthdays
Totally Gorjuss - Cuddly
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Fairy Tale - Cute Only
QKR Stampede - For a Young Boy
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Blue & Green 

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

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Shop 'til You Drop at The Stamp Basket and Candy Winner

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.
Today I'm here with a little Sunday Inspiration using some scrummy stash from 


and today I have used the adorable Little Darlings Candibean 'Shop til You Drop' image



Card Ingredients:
Image: Little Darlings Candibean 'Shop til You Drop'
Using Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: Dove Craft 'Curiosity Corner'
Spellbinders: Labels 1
Wild Rose Studio: Rose Corner Flourish
Vintage Style Ribbon 'Cream'

Janet has some fabulous new stock added to the shop recently - along with some amazing bargains still available in the Spring Sale - why not grab a cuppa and have a little browse and see what you can treat yourself too :o)

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA


Before I go I would just like to thank all that took the time to enter and leave such lovely encouraging comments on my Blogaversary Candy post - you are all so kind and thoughtful - it really does mean such a lot.

Without any further ado the lovely person that won my candy is:

and that my lovely is you

MARIANNE!!!

Yippee so pleased it is going to one of my most loyal followers :o)

Thanks for popping by to see me today.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

TTFN




Saturday, 26 April 2014

Blogaversary Candy


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Hello my lovely crafty friends.
I can hardly believe that 5 years have past since I started my little venture into the world of blogging.
But it has and I have made some fabulous friends along the way - some virtual and some I have been very lucky to meet in real life and stay in touch with regularly.

I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of you that have supported and befriended me during this time and for all the visits and lovely comments you leave - they really do mean such a lot.
 So I have a little candy to offer you.


To be in with a chance to win my candy please could you

1. Be or become a follower - but not just for the candy please!!
2. Add my candy picture to your sidebar with a link back to my blog
3. Add your link to Mr. Linky below

My candy will remain open for the next two weeks - until Midnight (GMT)on Saturday 26 April and a winner will be picked using Random.org and announced with my Stamp Basket DT  post on Sunday 27 April at 8:00am (GMT)

Thanks again for all your support and good luck.
TTFN


Cute n Cuddly at A Gem of a Challenge

Good evening my lovely crafty friends.
I made a bit of a boo boo this morning as I totally forgot to schedule my post for the new challenge over at 


and what makes it worse is that I am the challenge host this time!!!!
All I can say in my defence is that I'm getting old - well I will be one year older next week anyway!!!
 So without any further delay here is my DT make for the new challenge and then theme picked by me is 

CUTE N CUDDLY




Everything other than the flutterbys was created digitally in word using the following fabulous items from Janet's Pink Gem Designs:

Staring with the background design - 6 different backgrounds available here
Then I overlayed the heart fence x 2 using the PNG version - available here
Finally I added the cute n cuddly pre-coloured 'Bunny with Gift' - also available as a Black and White outline digi stamp - I printed an additional image so I could layered it up.

Can you guess who it's for lol!!!!
My scrummilicious Grand-daughter Lola Arizona will be 3 years old in a few weeks time and this card is for my MiL to send to her - which is why I tried to keep it flat(ish).

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

It would be great if you found some time to join in the fun with us and I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Thanks for all the best wishes for the Craft Market today - it wasn't very successful - the wind was howling through the arches where the tables were set up - I did sell a few cards which covered the cost of the table hire - with a little left over so it could have been worse!!!

As always it's great to see you here and I really appreciate all your kind comments.

Enjoy the rest of the evening.
TTFN
 

Love Makes a House Home

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Well it's a dull damp start to the day here in Gloucestershire - not what I was hoping for as I am doing the first of my regular last Saturday of the month Craft Market in one of the local villages - Dursley - this day morning. Hopefully as the day goes on it will brighten up a bit :o)

So today I thought I would share one of the Home Decor items I have made for the Craft Market




Here's what I used:
MDF Heart from the MDF man
Design Papers - Nitwits 'Affection Too' I altered the transparency of the paper in Craft Artist Serif
Range of Flowers and pearls from stash
Memory Box Lavish Branch
Sentiment found on Google search
Ribbon won in a candy from my lovely blogging buddy Jules

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Thanks for popping by to see me today.
Hope to catch up with you all later.

Have a fabulous weekend.
TTFN

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Let's Go to the Movies at Divas by Design

Hello again my lovely crafty friends.
As promised in my first post this morning - see here or scroll down - I'm back with another DT make to share with you. And this time it's for the new challenge over at 


where the theme this week is

LET'S GO TO THE MOVIES

My inspiration came from a fabulous die set I found in Hobbycraft at a great bargain price of £7.00

So here's my card and my movie is 

Around the World in 80 Days



This card will be on it's way to my brother for his birthday the day before mine - next week :o)

Card Ingredients:
Image: X Cut Build a Scene 'Hot Air Balloon'
Design Papers: Basic Grey 'Oxford'
Spellbinders: Curved Borders One
Memory Box: Marshmallow Clouds
Sentiment: Stampin' Up
Viva Decor Ice White Pearl Pen 

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 all your continued support and encouraging comments - they really do mean a lot.

Right my squidgilicious Grandson Oliver is here to play and some jigsaw puzzles are waiting to be made so I best get on with it :o)

Have a fabulous day.
I plan to have a mahoosive bloggy catch up later this evening as my DH is away until tomorrow evening so it will just be me and Jack and he will either be fast asleep or upstairs on his X-Box :o)

TTFN

White Plus One at Papertake Weekly

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you all had a wonderful Easter break and that the Easter bunny was good to you.

Huge apologies to my Papertake Weekly DT buddies for my late post for this week's challenge on the theme

WHITE PLUS ONE OTHER

Yesterday was a little bit manic in my house - Jamie came over with Ruby (he has the job of looking after her on his day off - every Tuesday - which we have now nicknamed 'Ruby Tuesday' lol!!! as Rowena is now back at work). Then my brother and his daughter and Granddaughter arrived for a visit at lunchtime and Aaron came over with Oliver to see them too. 
Then Jack had a football match in the evening - so by the time everyone had gone and the match was finished and I caught up with Eastenders - I was fit for nothing but my bed!!!

So here is my DT make for the new challenge over at 




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

I'll be back a little later with another DT make for today.

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA


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

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Bella With Wand for the Stamp Basket

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.

Happy Easter to you all - hope the Easter Bunny has been good to you all.

Now you would think that with it being Easter and it being my day to share some Sunday Inspiration for


that I would obviously share an Easter make with you today.

But I don't do 'obvious' lol!!! So I'm here to share some Christmas inspiration with you instead - hope you like it :o)




Card Ingredients - Available from The Stamp Basket

Image: Wild Rose Studio 'Bella with Wand'
Stamped Onto Neenah Classic White 
Colouring Medium: Copics
Card Base: Craftwork Cards 6x6 Scalloped Edge

Other Ingredients:
Craftwork Cards Sentiment
Cuttlebug Swirls Embossing Folder
Cottage Cutz Holly Corner Die
Old Paper Distress Ink
Viva Decor Ice White Pearl Pen

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 love to read any comments you may wish to leave.

Right best get on and get the beef joints in the oven or it will be beans on toast and not a scrummy roast for lunch lol!!!

Have a fabulous day.

TTFN




Friday, 18 April 2014

New House Toppers Inspiration DT Piece

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
It's another beautiful start to the day here in Gloucestershire - a little chilly but the sun is shining so hopefully it will warm up as the day goes on.

Today I'm here to share a little inspiration for this month's challenge over at 


and this month the theme is 
ANYTHING GOES WITH
NEW HOBBY HOUSE TOPPERS

Here's what I did:



Hobby House Products:

I had a lovely day yesterday with my bestest blogging buddy Claire - we had a browse round the new Range store that has recently opened - just a few items fell into our baskets - then a little crafty playtime and lots of chit chat and catching up - it was great to see you hun :o)

Today I'm waiting for my DH to arrive back home from his trip up to Leeds to collect my MiL who is coming to stay for Easter - hopefully they will be home in time to pop up to the new restaurant at the Garden Centre for some lunch and then a visit to Aaron and Kerry's to see their new house.
Tomorrow we are hoping to go to Weston Supermare for a stroll and then some fish and chips and on Sunday all the boys and all the girls and my beautiful Grandchildren are coming for a scrummy Sunday roast so if I don't get round to seeing you all you know why :o)

Have a fabulous day whatever you have planned.

TTFN

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Use The Word 'Happy' at MAWTT

Good morning my lovely crafty friends. I hope you are all well and enjoying the lovely weather we are having in the UK at the moment - just perfect for the Easter break so I hope it lasts.

I am mega happy today as my bestest blogging buddy Claire is coming to play :o)
So before we head off to my little Crafty Haven I would just like to share my DT make for this week's challenge over at 


and our theme has been picked by the lovely Judith

USE THE WORD 'HAPPY'

Here's what I did:




Card Ingredients:
Compiled using Serif Craft Artist
Image: Docrafts Digital Designer CD-Rom 'Forever Friends'
Printed onto Linen Cardstock 
Easter Sentiment: Digi Vickie Word Art 
'Happy' Carbon Type Font 
Diamond Stickles

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 - your support really is appreciated and I always look forward to reading any comments you may wish to leave.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Happy Easter at Papertake Weekly

Good afternoon my lovely crafty friends.
I wrote this post earlier this morning whilst the sun was shining and I am hoping that it continues to do so as my snuggalicious Grand-daughter Ruby Mae will be coming to play later  - her Mummy has just gone back to work part-time starting today and her Daddy has his day off today so he is coming over for a visit - or a helping hand more like lol!!!!

So today I would like to share my DT make for 


and this week the fabulous theme is

HAPPY EASTER

Here's what I came up with:




Card Ingredients:

Image: DSB 'Easter Buffy'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: Dovecraft 'Sugar and Spice'
Easter Egg mat and layers cut using Scan n Cut
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots EF
Martha Stewart Double Dots border punch
Double Satin Ribbon from The Ribbon Girls
Sentiment: Pink Petticoat
Star Dust Stickles

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

Our sponsor this week is the very lovely Mary and Andrea from
ribbon girl logo
offering 1 very lucky winner:
ten-pound-gift-voucher

Challenges I would like to enter:

Digi Stamp Boutique - Monthly Customer Challenge
Animal Friends - Spring/Easter
Feeling Crafty - Anything for a Child
Cuttin and Stampin - Easter
Card Mania - Easter
Craft Your Passion - Bunnies Chicks and Eggs

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

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN