Sunday, 30 September 2012

White with a Hint???

Good morning. Just popping on with a quick post this morning before the all the family arrive for Sunday lunch - scrummy roast beef and all the trimmings - oh my tummy is rumbling already :o)

I had another request from my MiL yesterday to make another card for her friend's Grandson and taking inspiration from this week's challenge at Lil's Little Fairies this is what I came up with:

I just hope that my 'hint of red' isn't too much? 
 Card base is 8" x 8" - made from A3 Linen card from the Papermill
 And the main reason I went for a larger card was to use this fabulous pre-coloured topper from LOTV - perfect for when you need a card super fast :o)
 I embossed the square panels - made with the off cuts from the base card with Spellbinders M-Bossabilities 'So Trendy' and then lightly inked with Barn Door Distress Ink
Stars and aplhas die cut using Cricut Expression and George and Basic Shapes cartridge
Sentiment - LOTV

I hope both the sender and the recipient are happy with the end result :o)

Challenges I would like to enter:
Lil's Little Fairies - White with a Hint of Colour
Crafts 4 Eternity - When I Grow Up
Frosted Designs - Embossing 
Cute Card Thursday - Feature Letters/Numbers
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters - Happy Birthday 
MMCS - Stars

Thanks for popping by today - your visit is really appreciated.
Hope you have a wonderful day.

Saturday, 29 September 2012

A Scrap LO for Allsorts

Good morning. Brrrrr it's turned really cold here overnight - I just might have to relent and turn the heating up a notch - which will please John as he has been wanting the heating on since we got back from our jolly holibobs in August!!! But at least the sun is shining - that's the best bit about Autumnal days I think - bright fresh and crisp days - perfect for an afternoon stroll to blow away the cobwebs - so I might just do that this afternoon :o)

Anyways I'm here to share my project with you for the new challenge over at 


and this week our lovely Nicola - who sadly will be leaving us after this challenge - has picked the theme


Here's what I did 

 I adore this photo of my eldest son Jamie with my scrummilicious Grand-daughter Lola Arizona
 I went for a 'Great British' theme as Lola was born in London and it is one of Jamie's favourite places.
 I chose to frame this LO - deep box frame from Hobbycraft - and it now has pride of place in Jamie's house. He was thrilled to receive it :o)

Ingredients used:
DP's - Papermania 'Portobello Road'
I punched all around the page using Martha Stewart PATP Scrolled Lace
Scrummy flowers from Wild Orchid Craft
MB Madera Corner Die - from MCH
East of India Heart Ribbon
Marianne Createables Butterfly Die and Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Alphas die cut using Cricut Expression and George and Basic Shapes cartridge
Beaded Flower Brad - K&Co

Challenges I would like to enter:

Crafts 4 Eternity - When I Grow Up
Cute Card Thursday - Letters and/or Numbers
Paper Play - Flowers and Lace
Crazy Amigo Challenge - Anything But a Card
Creative Craft Challenges - Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations - Make a Gift

Thanks for your visit today - I really appreciate it.
Have a wonderful day.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

We're Seeing Red at MAWTT

Hello again :o) 
I'm back with my DT card for our new challenge over at 

and this week my very lovely friend Laurie (who I will be meeting next week - and I'm soooooo excited) has picked the theme 


Our sponsor this week is the fabulous 


and the DT had one of  Debbie's adorable images to play with.
Here's what I did:

 Image - Christmas Ted Posting Letter - available here
 Image coloured with PM's - I tried to give Ted some 'texture' by 'dotting' the colours all over - I'm quite pleased with how it turned out :o)
 DP's - Magazine freebie 
Ticket Sentiment - The Crafty Pad
Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch and some Spotty Papermania Buttons
Seam Binding bow and a Jingle Bell from stash to finish it off 

Challenges I would like to enter:
Inky Impressions - Animals
Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
LEJ Designs - Monochromatic
Cards for Men - Animals
Craft Your Passion - At Least 2 Buttons and a Bow
Digi Makeover - Anything Goes
Sunday Sketch & Stamp - Sketch #125

Thanks for your visit today.
Have a wonderful day.

For the Guys at Charisma Cardz

Good morning. Sorry I've not been around the past 2 days - been busy with lots of DT work and getting some cards done for my MiL and today I would like to share one of them with you.

Our challenge this week over at



and this week one of our sponsor's is the fabulous 

Buy our digi stamps here...
 and as I had a card to make for an 11 year old boy I thought this image would be perfect :o)

Image - Ben with Football - available here 
Coloured wiuth PM's
 I added a football button over the top of the football image :o)
 Design Papers - Bo Bunny 'Ad Lib'
Sentiment - PC Generated
Base Card - Craftwork Cards

Challenges I would like to enter:
Creative Belli - Sports 
Fab n Funky - Starts with 'F' - Football
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters - Happy Birthday
Love to Create - Anything Goes

I'll be back very soon with another DT card for MAWTT 
Thanks for popping by.

Monday, 24 September 2012

Happy Anniversary

Good morning. Well today's weather looks set to be just as bad (if not worse) than yesterday. So I guess I may as well get on with some ironing and then have another little play in my little crafty haven as I have a few cards on order for next month :o)
Today's share is one of them - an Anniversary Card for my MiL for my BiL 

 I adore this uber cute LOTV image and have teamed it with some fabby new DP's I got at a bargain price from Create and Craft when they had their 1/2 price sale - the colours are gorgeous - My Mind's Eye 'On the Bright Side 2'
 Image coloured with PM's
 Scrummy flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Leaves - Marianne Createables
Sentiment - LOTV

Challenges that inspired me:

Lil's Little Fairies - Flower Power
Dream Valley Challenges - Celebrations
The Squirrel & The Fox - Celebrate the Occasion
Sketch Saturday - Fabby Sketch
Stampin for the Weekend - Feeling Floral
Divas by Design - Lots of Layers
Cupcake Crafts - Fairytales (Romeo & Juliet)

Thanks for your visit today.
Have a wonderful day.

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Thank You!

Good afternoon. What a damp miserable day it has been all day - so the best course of action was to hide away in my lovely little crafty haven and have a good old crafty play :o)

I was sooooo very very lucky this week to have won these scrummilicious goodies:

Helen's 4th Blogoversary Candy

 Lisa's 4th Blogoversary Candy - £20 voucher from Natalie & Amy's
Here's what I bought :o)

And finally this adorable stamp from LOTV from the mini blog hop that I won at Fleur's blog

 So I'd like to say a mahoosive THANK YOU to you all for your very kind generosity :o)

I had a little play with the Sheena Douglass Silhouette Grasses stamps I got  from Natalie & Amy's and here's what I came up with:

 I started with a plain piece of white card and inked it with Fired Brick, Dried Marigold and Frayed Burlap Distress Inks - I like these rich Autumnal colours - and then spritzed it with some water.
 Then I stamped the corner swirl image from the set using Flitter Glu and added some Gilding Flakes.
I also stamped the main floral image and one of the sentiments from the set using the Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.
I added a few Martha Stewart punched butterflies - coloured with the Distress Inks and a few adhesive pearls added to the centres.

The background for the image topper was made using co-ordinating cardstock panels embossed with my favourite butterfly embossing folder and my new Couture Creations 'Tied Together' embossing folder with a little scrummy gold ruffled edge ribbon.
Sentiment - Creative Expressions

Challenges I would like to enter:

Crazy Challenges - Thank You card 
Totally Gorjuss - Thank You
Heck of a Challenge - Anything Goes
Dilly Beans - Autumn Colours
Bearly Mine - Fall Colours
Loves Rubber Stamps - Make your own Background
Papertake Weekly - Autumn Theme/Colours
Paperminutes - Autumn

Right I'm off to make Cottage Pie and Yorksyum Puddings (that's what Jack used to call them when he was about 2 years old and it has stuck in our house lol!!!) for tea, then settle down to watch some X-Factor and Downton Abbey this evening.

Thanks for your visit.
Catch ya laters.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Inspired by a Song at Allsorts

Good morning. Hurrah it's the weekend :o) 
Whilst John is at karate this morning I'm going to get stuck into some h/w and then we are off to the Mall at  Cribbs Causeway for a little retail therapy - Jack has some birthday money that has been burning a hole in his pocket all week lol!!!

So before I get busy I best share my DT card for the new challenge over at 


and this week our lovely leader Emma has picked the theme


My song is 
Oh Christmas Tree :o) 
I love this Spellbinders Christmas Tree - especially die cut in glorious gold and all the fabulous pearls.
 Here's a close up of the fab tree.
The scrummy design paper is Raspberry Road 'White Christmas' - blinged up around the edges with Stampendous Frantage encrusted jewels technique - oooppps I did it again lol!!!
Sentiment - LOTV

Our sponsor this week is the fabulous 
and they are offering 1 lucky winner picked at random this gorgeous prize

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

Hope you can join in the fun with us this week.

Challenges I would like to enter:
Creative Craft - Anything Goes
LEJ Designs - Sparkle & Shine
Try it on Tuesday - Anything Goes
Unstampabelles - Embossing 

Thanks for popping by my blog today - your visit means so much to me.
Have a fabulous weekend.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Girly Girly Prim and Proper at MAWTT

Good morning. I can hardly believe how fast this week has gone and that it's Thursday already - but it is so that means it's time for a new challenge over at 

and hopefully this week it will be a little bit easier for you than last week as the theme is 


as picked by our very lovely Judith

 Here's what I did:
 I took my initial inspiration from the challenge over at Tiddly Inks this week
and used the LO
 This is one of my most favourite Tiddly Inks image 'Wryn Grow a Little Love' and I think she is so very girly - don't you?
I have coloured her with PM's and FM's and added some Diamond Stickles to her heart flowers.
 I added some Stampendous Shabby Pink embossing enamel to the Prim Poppy (Memory Box) flower heads - see I told you I was addicted to these embossing enamels lol!!! But I just love the effects you can achieve with them :o)
The scrummy design papers are First Edition 'Birdsong'
This also used:
Martha Stewart - Butterfly Punch and Scrolled Lace PATP
Adhesive pearls form stash
Sentiment - Kaisercraft Friendship Sentiments

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

Challenges I would like to enter:

Tiddly Inks - Make it Like Asa
Creative Craft Challenges - Anything Goes
Shabby Tearoom - Photo Inspiration
Totally Stampalicious - Girly Birthday Card
Whoopsi Daisy - Make it Girly
QKR Stampede - Birthday Celebrations
MMCS - Hearts & Flowers

Thanks for visiting my blog today - hope you like what you see :o)
Let me know you've been so I can come and visit you too.
Have a fabulous day.