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Thursday, 8 December 2016

It's a Pink Christmas at In the Pink

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.

Hope you are having a good week so far - mine has been busy busy busy - as usual.
I had a lovely few hours off though on Monday to watch my squidgilicious Grandson Oliver in his school nativity - I love how enthusiastically he played his part and really enjoyed the singing.
It makes me wish they didn't have to grow up.

I also had a fabulous day on Saturday with my beautiful Pink Lady DT buddies Sue and Kat at a Christmas Craft Fayre organised by Sue's son Ian at The Fleet Inn at Twyning - will share a photo at the end of this post.

But before that I have my DT make for the new challenge over at


to share with you and this time we have a fabulous theme of

PINK CHRISTMAS 
how simples!!!
Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the adorable inspiration from my lovely DT buddies - you won't be disappointed.

Our wonderful sponsor this time is:


offering 1 lucky winner £6.75 to spend in their online store.

So before I head back to my little crafty haven to prep for my 2 upcoming Hobby House shows on Create & Craft this weekend - 6pm on Saturday and 3pm on Sunday here is a fabulous photo from  our Christmas Craft Fayre at the weekend



Thanks for popping by.
Have a fabulous day.

TTFN

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Cute and Cuddly at In the Pink

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you are having a good week so far and are looking forward to a great weekend.

I have my first Christmas Craft Fayre on Saturday so I have been super busy getting ready for that - will share some photos of a few makes in a little while.

But before that I have my DT make for the new challenge over at

IN THE PINK 

to share with you and this time we have a fabulous theme of

CUTE AND CUDDLY
(and don't forget the main thing is PINK)
Card Ingredients:
Image: LOTV James - Big Heart
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: LOTV Pastel Dreams
Flowers: Anna Marie Designs

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the adorable inspiration from my lovely DT buddies - you won't be disappointed.

Our wonderful sponsor this time is:


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

Thanks for popping by.
Have a fabulous day.

TTFN

Thursday, 10 November 2016

brrrrrr!!!!! It's Winter at In The Pink

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.

Wow can you believe it's nearly the end of the week (again)!!!!
Time really just runs away this time of the year and I'm struggling to keep up with it!!!!
But I am enjoying myself at the same time :)
I even made a start on my Christmas shopping - now all I need to remember is to wrap as I buy so I don't have it all to do on Christmas Eve lol!!!

Anyway the real reason I'm here today is to share my DT make for the new challenge over at

IN THE PINK

and this time the theme is

WINTER 


Our sponsor this time is:


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

Card ingredients:

Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: Nitwits 'Linen and Lace'
Joy Crafts 'Ice Crystal 3'
Lashings of Glitter 

Thanks for popping by.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN
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Monday, 7 November 2016

Rose Garden Birthday Wishes for My Mum's Craft Shop

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.

Brrrrrr it really turned cold here in Gloucestershire over the weekend - a good excuse to wrap up warm and hide away in my little crafty haven.

Which is just what I need to do as I have sooooooo much to do in order to be ready for the
Festive Season that is rapidly heading this way!!!!

But before I head off that way here's a little Monday morning inspiration using some gorgeous 

HOBBY HOUSE

 stash from 


I love the pretty designs in this paper collection and of course the gorgeous girlie colours.
The die cut sentiment topper matches perfectly with accents of the design papers.

So here are the links for the Hobby House Products used on this card:


Enjoy browsing and why not treat yourself to something nice to play with :) 

Have a fabulous crafty day.
TTFN




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Thursday, 27 October 2016

Lots of Layers at In the Pink

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.

Hoping Mr. Blogger has played nicely and published my scheduled post for me as I am currently on my way to Cheltenham Park Hotel with my DH to enjoy a Spa Day with Afternoon Tea :)

Today sees the start of a new challenge over at

IN THE PINK

and this time our fabulous theme is

LOTS OF LAYERS

and the DT got to play with some adorable images from our sponsor

POLKADOODLES

I played with this beauty and absolutely loved spending time colouring her in - thanks to lots of encouragement and tips from 2 of my lovely crafty friends Sue and Kat

Here's what I used:

Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: LOTV 'Nitwits' Always and Forever
Memory Box: Corner Bow Die
Martha Stewart: Vintage Lace Border Punch
Pleated Satin Ribbon from local Haberdashery

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

Thanks for popping by.
Have a fabulous day.
TTFN
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Monday, 24 October 2016

Stampin' Bella Says Hello for My Mum's Craft Shop

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.

Hope you had a fabulous weekend and are ready for the week ahead whatever that may bring.
For me I will be spending the first half of the week having fun with my two adorable Granddaughters as it's half term and I will be on Grandma duties. Then the second half of the week will be spent having some fun and relaxation with my DH - we have a Spa Day booked for Thursday and a trip to the coast 'somewhere' on Friday - sooooooo looking forward to it :)

Anyway it's been a while since I last posted but today I'm here to share my DT inspiration using some gorgeous goodies from

MY MUM'S CRAFT SHOP
I haven't coloured for such a long time and I totally loved spending time colouring this fabulous image - 'Stampin Bella - Cosmobella' which may be currently out of stock - but just enter you email address on the product screen and you will be the first to know when it's available - simples!

I teamed this little beauty with some gorgeous bright and cheery Design Papers from MFT 'Sweet Celebration' mat and layered onto black card to really make them pop :)

Finished with a die cut sentiment - Die-Namics 'Hello There' and a few Doodlebug Sprinkles

 Right lots to do before the girls arrive so I better get on with it!

Thank you for popping by and for all your continued support.
Have a fabulous day .

TTFN

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Ribbons and/or Bows at In the Pink

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.

We have a lovely new challenge for you today at

and it is 

Ribbons and/or bows for 
Breast Cancer Awareness

The sponsor this time is 
with a $12 voucher for the lucky winner.

I made one of these Lollipop Shaker Card thingies recently on Create & Craft US for
The Hobby House and loved it so much I decided to make another.

Here's all the ingredients:
It's a great way to use up odds and end of your favourite ribbons and of course the inside of your red-liner tape :) 

Please pop over to


to look at the other lovely DT Creations - you won't be disappointed.

Please leave a comment if you pop by, I really appreciate them and do enjoy reading them.

Thanks for all your continued support.

TTFN

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Flower Power at In the Pink

Good morning my lovely crafty friends. 

Hope all are well and those not I wish well soon.

I'm hoping this post is written and published ok as I have had to do it on my iPad because my MacBook is poorly and won't start up so I'm on my way to take it to be fixed later this morning - wish me luck they can do something without me losing all my files!!!

So today sees the start of a new challenge over at 


and this time the theme is 

FLOWER POWER

but don't forget it must be mainly PINK

Such a perfect theme for me to make a special card for my niece who will be celebrating her 30th Birthday today - so here's what I did:




As I am trying to keep this post short but sweet I will update what I used and how I did it at a later date.

However, I am more that happy to reply to anyone by email that would like the information sooner - just drop my an email to:

debs01may@icloud.com

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

Thanks for popping by and for any lovely comments you may leave.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Ribbon & Lace with Pink for In The Pink

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.

It has been so long since I last popped something on my blog and those that are my friends on FB will know the reason - sadly my Dad passed away 4 weeks ago yesterday whilst I was on my holiday (and also on my Wedding Anniversary) - to say I was devastated and somewhat broken would be an understatement.

However, on Sunday 11 September we held a Memorial Day for my Dad and although it was unbelievably emotional it was also heartwarming to share fondest memories with close family members and honour my Dad with his favourite takeaway - a chinese.
Just now I feel a sense of peace although another emotional weekend is planned when we take Dad's ashes back to our hometown of Belfast to scatter them over a playing field he loved to play cricket on as a boy - returning on his birthday 17 October.

I have been trying to 'carry on' with life as normal and felt it was time to rejoin my fabulous supportive teamies from

IN THE PINK

so today I would like to share my DT make for the new challenge following the theme

RIBBONS AND LACE

Card Ingredients:

Design Papers: What a Hoot
Pearlised Flowers: The Hobby House
Ribbon, Lace and Twine all from stash

Our sponsor this time is

offering 1 lucky winner £10 to send in their online store.

Please pop over to the challenge blog to check out the gorgeous inspiration from my DT buddies - you won't be disappointed.

Thank you for popping by and all your continued support.

Have a wonderful day.
TTFN

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Anything Goes - As Long as it's Pink at In the Pink

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you are having a good week.

Today I'm here to share my DT make for the new challenge over at 


we are celebrating our 4th Birthday and 100th Challenge

And the theme this time is

ANYTHING GOES 
AS LONG AS IT'S PINK 

So as I have such a busy schedule right now I have combined my DT card with a demo make for an upcoming Create & Craft USA show at the end of this month - using some gorgeous Hobby House goodies

I decided it has been too long since I made a twisted easel card so that's what I did


Here's what I used:


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

We don't have a sponsor this time but we are all offering a small parcel of goodies each - picked from the lovely comments left on each blog.

Thanks for popping by - it's always good to see you.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN
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Monday, 1 August 2016

Bright Happy Wishes for My Mum's Craft Shop

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you are well and had a wonderful weekend.

Mine was another busy one - on Saturday I had my second Docrafts Demo Days - this time at The Range in Cheltenham - I had a lovely day - made even more special when I got a surprise visit from the lovely Sam - aka Whispers Cards - it was soooooo lovely to eventually get to meet you in person.

Then yesterday I had to empty all the kitchen cupboards and drawers - and find a temporary home for everything that was in them - as my kitchen is undergoing a makeover this week - I don't deal with disruption well so I think the best place for me this week will be in my little crafty haven - which is just as well as I have a magazine commission to finish and then I need to prep for two upcoming Hobby House shows on Create and Craft this weekend!!!

But I am giving myself the morning (at least) off on Tuesday as I have planned to catch up with my lovely blogging friends Kat and Sue over coffee and cake at the amazing Lavender Bakehouse - I can hardly wait!!!!

Anyway the real reason I'm here is to share my DT make for

MY MUM'S CRAFT SHOP

and once again I have used the fabulous

FLASHY FLORAL STAMPS AND DIES from MFT 

but this time I have gone MUCH MUCH brighter than the last card I made lol!!!!



Other items used:

'Happy Wishes' WPlus9 Die
Anna Griffin Embossing folder
Star Dust Stickles

Thanks for popping by.
Have a fabulous day.

TTFN
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Thursday, 21 July 2016

It's Time for Rubber at In the Pink

Good morning my lovely crafty friends - hope you are managing to stay cool in this fabulous water we are having in the UK at the moment.
I know some of you don't like it but I love it and hope it lasts a little longer. 
Although a cool breeze wouldn't go amiss!!!

Anyway I'm about to get packed and head off to Peterborough for another Hobby House show on Create and Craft but before I do I would just like to share my DT make for the new challenge over at 


and this time we would like you to

GET YOUR RUBBER OUT

So any stamped image on your project and remember to make the main colour pink

I had a play with one of my very neglected but old-time favourite rubber flourish corner stamp and an adorable cute fluttery stamp and here's what I came up with 



I started with creating the background using Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar and Victorian Velvet Distress Inks that i spritzed with some Goosebumps - this gave it a sparkly texture - not captured very well on the photos :( 
Then I swooshed it onto watercolour card and dried it with my heat gun before stamping the fabulous flourish in the corners using Versamark and heat embossed with White EP.

I stamped the butterflies onto vellum and heat embossed with a sparkly EP then fussy cut.

I die cut the frame using a Spellbinders die and raised it with some foam tape over a strip of vellum I placed across the inked and stamped panel.

Finished it off with a die cut sentiment.

Our sponsor this time is 
offering 1 lucky winner £10 to spend in their online store.

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the stunning inspiration from my lovely DT buddies - you won't be disappointed.

Thanks for popping by to see me and for all your continued support.

Have a fabulous day.
Stay cool.

TTFN