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Tuesday, 31 July 2012

LOTV 'With Love' and a Garden Update

Good afternoon. Just thought I'd pop by to post a card I made earlier today - the first one I've made since last week - before my scrummilicious Grand-Daughter Lola Arizona arrived for a few days :o)
But now she has gone back home to Mummy in Southsea (Portsmouth) and I miss her terribly :o(
Thank goodness she will be back again in a couple of weeks and we will get to see here before we go on our jolly holibobs :o)

I also wanted to share some photos of the garden makeover so far - they are at the end of this post.
So grab a cuppa and here we go:

I have had this little beauty since it was launched earlier in the year and today is the first time it has been inked up - how rude!!!!

I just knew I wanted to use it for this week's challenge at Lil's Little Fairies as soon as I saw that the theme was 'A Touch of Romance'

 Image: Close Your Eyes - available here Coloured with PM's

DP's - Nitwits 'Butterfly Kisses Too' - available here

 Challenges I would like to enter:
Lil's Little Fairies - A Touch of Romance
Papertake Weekly - Fab Dawny P Sketch
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Stamp and Create - Hands Full of Love
Pile it On - Cute as Can Be
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Wedding/Anniversary
Waste Not Wednesday - Use Your Forgotten Stuff

So before I go here are a few photos of the garden before:

Last week:

And so far:

Thanks for your visit today - I really appreciate it.
Hope to catch up with you all later this evening.

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Case It at Allsorts

Good morning. Well it looks like another glorious sunny day here in Gloucestershire so I think we will have a trip out to Bourton on the Water and take Lola Arizona for a picnic.
The garden is coming along nicely but still looks like a building site so I hope the weather holds out next week when the 'transformation' stage starts to happen :o)

Anyways it's Saturday so I'm here to share my DT card for

with you and this week our lovely leader Emma has asked us to


But first I would like to welcome two new peeps that have joined our fabulous DT
It would be great if you could pop over and welcome them too :o)

So here's the card that Emma posted previously on her blog that we would like you to take inspiration from

and here's how I 'CASED IT'

I followed the sketch and used a Penny Black hedgie image

Image coloured with PM's
and mat and layered onto Spellbinders plain circle (edges inked with Peeled Paint) and Spellbinders Snowflake Pendant 2012

Layered snowflakes - Spellbinders
Pearl brads from stash
DP's - Pink Petticoat 'Large Snowflakes' and 'Sprinkled with Twinkles'
The 2 small snowflakes embellies are the centre of the Cherry Blossom Memory Box die :o)

Hope you can find some tome to join us this week.
We have a gorgeous prize in offer from our sponsor this week

Isn't it delicious!!!! Wish I could enter myself lol!!!!

Thanks for yoir visit today. I really appreciate it.
So sorry that I have been a naughty blogger and not visited many of you the past few days
but I'm not sorry really as I have been having so much fun with my scrummilicious Grand-daughter Lola Arizona :o)
I promise to catch up with you all soon :o)

Challenges I would like to enter:
Crimbo Crackers - Penguins or Animals (must be Christmas)
DRS Designs - Christmas
Pixie Dust Studio - Christmas
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Flourishes - Christmas in July
Party Time Tuesday - Christmas in July
Cards for Men - Christmas in July
Hooked on Crafts - Christmas in July
Lexi's Creations - Christmas in July
Lollipop Crafts - Christmas in July
My Craft Spot - Christmas in July

Have a wonderful weekend.

Friday, 27 July 2012

It's Just A Number at Get Funky

Good morning. Just a quick post from me again this morning as little Lola Arizona will be here very soon and if today is like yesterday I will be run ragged before lunchtime lol!!!!!

Today it is my turn to share some inpsiration with you for this month's Funky 15th challenge at

as picked by our very lovely Jackie


Here's what I did:

I have to confess that I actually made rhis quite some time ago - when Anice released the
But as I haven't shared it on my blog I thought it would be perfect timing to share it now :o)

The card base was made using the Wobble Card template on the CD and one of the fab funky papers from the Sunshine Birthday collection.
I also dies cut a scallopped circle from the Happy Birthday text paper from the same collection.

The number topper is a digi stamp from the CD too.

A few co-ordinating flowers and job done!!

Don't forget to pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the inspiration from my DT buddies so far and look out for more to come.

To be in with a chance of winning the fab prize on offer this month all you have to remember is to


and to make that easy for you Anice has created another fab Funky 15th Freebie - available here

Free craft backing papers to download for card making and scrapbooking

So that's all from me today.
Thanks for popping by.
Have a wonderful day.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Tag It at Aud Sentiments

Good morning. I have mixed emotions today - mega excited as my scrummilicious Grand-daughter Lola Arizona is coming to stay for a few days :o)

But I'm also a little sad as this will be my last DT card for

I have enjoyed my short but sweet spell on the DT but unfortunately there are not enough hours in a week for me to fulfil all my DT duties effectively and as I am already on 2 other DT's that post on Thursday as well - this one had to go :o(
I wish all the lovely girls all the best and hope to see them around blogland :o)

So the theme for this fortnight is


So we would like to see your projects with the sentiment on a tag.
Here's what I did:

I used a super sweet image from our sponsor this week -
'Lil Fashionette 20's Evie' and coloured her with PM's

Image die cut using Labels 20 and then inked the edge with Old Paper Distress Ink

Sentiment stamped using Creative Expressions stamps and die cut using Tim Holtz Tiny Tags
DP's My Mind's Eye Lost and Found

Challenges I would like to enter:

Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Happy Birthday
My Mum's Craft Shop - Birthday Girls
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Love to Create - Spots and Dots
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Pile it On - Tag Your It
Colour Me Creative - Anything Goes with a Girlie Twist
Fat Pages and Cards - Anything Goes

Thanks for your visit today - hope to catch up with you all later this evening.
Have a fabulous day.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Birthdays at Stampavie and More

Good morning. Hope you are all enjoying this fabulous weather we are having - I know I am :o)
The garden is looking like a bombsite at the moment but I'm sure it will be stunning when it's finished - I can hardly wait - hope the weather holds out for when it's done.
I'll post some before and after pics when it's finished.

Anyways the real reason I'm here is to share my DT card for

and this fortnight the theme is nice and easy


Here's what I did:

I thought I would go nice and bright to match the sunshine we're having :o)

Adorable image - Sugar Nellie 'Delia' and I have coloured her with PM's and FM's
Her sparkly wings were a bit of an accident and I meant to bling them up with Glamour Dust Crystal but I accidently added Glamour Dust Gold - I brushed some off so that it looked a bit softer and this was the end result - I quite like it but I think I would have preferred the Crystal :o(

The scrummy DP's are Bo Bunny 'Vicki B' and I inked the edges with Wild Honey Distress Ink
Image die cut with Spellbinders Labels 18
The cute wee flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts - Sweetheart Blossoms
Ribbon recycled from Christmas Gift from The Body Shop
Sentiment - LOTV- General Greetings Small

Challenges I would like to enter:
The Sugar Bowl - Sketch
Creative Craft Challenges - Summertime
Everybody Art - Summer
LEJ Designs - Bling Bling
Passion for Promarkers - Feeling Fruity
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
OLLCB - 1 Image, 3 Patterned Papers and 3 embellishments
Dream Valley - Summer
Sentimental Sundays - Things with Wings
Fat Pages & Cards - Anything Goes
Stampman - Anything Goes with Summer Colours
Stempelsonnen - Summer

Thanks for your visit today.
Have a wonderful day - enjoy the sunshine :o)


Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Picture Inspiration at An Oldie But Goodie

Good morning. I can hardly believe that two weeks have past since our last challenge at

but it has so I am here today to share my make for the new theme as picked by the very lovely (and oh so glamourous) Lisa - have you checked out her new photos recently :o)

And Lisa has given us this photo as inspiration for our projects this fortnight

Here's what I came up with:

I have used a fab fun image from our sponsor this week

Image coloured with FM's and PM's
A touch of Orange Stickle added to the centre of the flowers

The scrummy DP's are a new download from Funky Hand - Daisy Day - available here.
Perfect for any summer crafting project :o)
This also used:
My Oldie But Goodie items (more than 6 months old) are my flowers, satin ribbon and the sweet dragonfly gems.
Sentiment - PC generated inked with Wild Honey Distress Ink

Well that's what I did - please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out what my fabulous DT buddies did :o)
Can't wait to see what you do too!

Challenges I would like to enter:

Dream Valley - Summer
Joanna Sheen - Animal Crackers
Pattie's Creations - Summertime
Poodles Parlour - Use a Digi
Digi Doodle - Anything Goes

Thanks for your visit today. It would be great to know you've been so I can come and visit you too :o)
Have a wonderful day.