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Saturday, 30 March 2013

Hello - I'm Back!!

Hello lovely peeps.
I'm back from my break to Centre Parcs with all the family and just thought I'd pop on to say hello and share a few photos with you. 

We all had a fabulous time but it went all too quickly :o(

Hope to have some crafty playtime and a mega bloggy catch up later but for now I best get on and get the suitcases unpacked and the washing done.

Thanks for all your visits and lovely comments whilst I was away - and hello and welcome to my latest new followers - it's lovely to see you here.

Have a fabby Easter Weekend - hope the Easter Bunny is good to you :o)

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Sketch Time at Papertake Weekly - GDT

Good afternoon.
Hopefully Mr Blogger has played nicely and has published this scheduled post for me today as I am currently  away with the family at Centre Parcs and having a non-blogging week (unless I'm having withdrawal symptoms and change my mind and take my laptop with me lol!!!)
But I didn't want to miss the chance to create my last project as Guest Designer for 

and as this week is the last in the month it means it's time for a 


Here's what I did using Sketch #77

Card Ingredients:

Image: Delicious Doodles 'In the Harbour'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: Studio Calico
Kraft Cardstock
Wooden Embellishment from Hobbycutz 'Bird on Swirly Swirl'
Sentiment: Kaisercraft
Memory Box Numerical Die
Martha Stewart Scalloped Double Dot Border Punch

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dawny and the team for having me as Guest Designer for the past couple of months. I have thoroughly enjoyed myself and hope that you have enjoyed seeing my makes.

Have a fabulous day.
I hope to catch up with you all when I get back at the weekend.

Sunday, 24 March 2013

A Wee Play Time

Good evening.
Just thought I would pop by to share a couple of quickie Easter cards I made earlier today using some of my scrummy new stash :o)

Card Ingredients:
Design Papers: First Edition 'Summer Breeze'
   Resin Flowers from My Crafty Heart
 Memory Box 'Tiffany Frame' - cut up 
Memory Box Cosmo Border
Organza Ribbon from stash

Challenges I would like to enter:
The Squirrel and the Fox - Easter or Passover
2 Sisters - Easter/Spring
Di's Digis - Easter/Spring
Crafts 4 Eternity - Easter 
QKR Stampede - Easter Fun
Simply Create Too - Easter or Bunnies
Cute Card Thursday - Easter Parade

Thanks for popping by.

Just a little shopping spree!!!

Good morning lovely peeps.
Hope those of you that have got the snow are all keeping safe warm. 
We have had no snow here so when I travelled to the NEC on the train yesterday I was gobsmacked to see how much snow there was.
It was so picturesque though - like travelling through a Winter Wonderland :o)

I had a fabulous day meeting up with my bestest blogging buddy Claire - Happy Anniversary hun - hope you have a wonderful day.

We had a good old natter and did a spot of crafty stash shopping.

Here's what I came away with:

Right I'm off to have a little play before I start to get everything ready for Centre Parcs tomorrow.
Catch ya laters.

Saturday, 23 March 2013

On the Move at A Gem of a Challenge

Good morning. Hopefully as you are reading this post I am sitting comfortably on the train on my way to meet up with Claire at the NEC for a good old chin wag and some crafty stash shopping :o)

So as it's Saturday that means it's time for a new challenge over at 

and this week Team Gems are sharing some inspiration on the theme


I immediately knew I wanted to use this adorable 'Chloe on Swing' image 
So I had a go at making a tent style card:

Card ingredients:
Image: Pink Gem Designs Pre-Coloured 'Chloe on Swing'
Design Papers: First Edition 'Spring Drop'
Aperture Die Cut using Spellbinders Labels 22
Memory Box: Wrought Iron Fence
Martha Stewart: Scalloped Dot Border Punch and Butterfly Punch
Sizzix Cloud Dies
Sentiment: Craftwork Cards
Adhesive Rhinestones from stash
Diamond Stickles

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

Challenges I would like to enter:

Thanks for popping by today and for all your best wishes and congratulations for my recent GDT posts - I really appreciate all your support and encouragement.

Have a fabulous day.

Friday, 22 March 2013

Easter Eggstravaganza at Totally Papercrafts

Good morning.
Yippppeee it's Friday so that means there is only 1 more sleep until I go to the NEC and meet my bestest blogging buddy Claire.

It also means that it's time for a new challenge over at 

and this week it's the turn of Team B to share some inspiration on the theme


Our sponsors this week are the fabulous 
offering 1 lucky winner 2 digi images of their choice 
offering another lucky £10 to spend online.

Some of the DT played with some sponsor images (I already had this from last year) 
and here's what I did

Card Ingredients:
Image: Saturated Canary 'Duck Duck Goose' 
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: Funky Hand 'Spring Has Sprung'
Martha Stewart: Double Dot Border Punch and Frond Punch
Spellbinders: Decorative Labels One and Polka Dots
Daisy Punch Small and Medium - Hobbycraft
Sentiment: PC Generated
Adhesive Pearls from Hobbyhouse

Challenges I would like to enter:
Inky Impressions - Flowers
Penny's Paper Crafty - Gingham/Checks
Simon Says Stamp - Easter/Spring
Crafty Sentiments - Flowers Galore
Digital Tuesday - Easter
Everybody Art - Spring

Before I go I just wanted to also share the fabulous news that I was one of the VERY lucky peeps to be picked as Guest Designer for MY CRAFTY HEART alongside Sue from CREATIONS BY BEARHOUSE- thank you so much Teresa - I can hardly wait for April when I 'officially' start :o)

Thanks for popping by today and any lovely comments you may wish to leave.
I enjoy reading them all and appreciate your support.
Have a fabulous day.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Guest Designing at In the Pink

Hello again :o) I said I would be back very shortly and here I am :o)

I was recently asked by the very lovely Christine over at 

if I would like to Guest Design for a couple of weeks and of course I said I would be thrilled - I mean who doesn't like getting crafty with anything/everything Pink?

So this fortnight the theme is 


Here's what I did.

First project a card:

 Initial inspiration came from the design paper with the bunnies on it - from my Nana's Nursery For A Girl paper pad - although you can only see one of the cute bunnies!!!

Card Ingredients:
Image: Stamping Bella 'Uptown Girl Bunny and Her Daffodil'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Dress Paper Pieced
Design Papers: DCVW 'Nana's Nursery Girl'
Srummy ruffled edge organza ribbon 
Cute Easter Bunny Charm
A touch of Diamond Stickles

My second project:
A Treat Basket

Tutorial for this treat basket can be seen here
Design Papers: DCVW 'Nana's Nursery For a Girl'
Images: (One on each side) from Nancy Watts Making Cards many years ago :o)
Flowers: wild Orchid Crafts
Sheer Ribbon from stash

Hope you can find some time to join us this fortnight.

Challenges I would like to enter:
Crafting for all Seasons - Anything But a Card (Treat Box)
Digistamps for Joy - Easter
Little Red Wagon - Easter
Simon Says Stamp - Easter/Spring
Celebrate the Occasion - Happy Easter
Stamp with Fun - Anything Goes
TPE Card Challenge - Easter
Hobbycutz - Easter/Easter Box

Thanks for popping by (again) - I really appreciate your support.
I'll be back later with some more exciting news :o)
Have a fabulous day.

Die Cutting at Charisma Cardz

Good morning.
Wow this week is going fast - I can hardly believe it's Thursday already - still that means it's only 2 more sleeps until I meet up with my bestest blogging buddy Claire at the NEC - can't wait for a good old chin wag and some crafty stash shopping :o)

So for now I'm here to share my DT card for


and this week it's Team Gem's turn to share some inspiration on the theme


Here's what I did:

Massive apologies for the pants photos - it's really difficult to get a good shot of White on White - especially when it's Centura Pearl card and to try and show the embossing as well (that's my excuse anyway) - and as this was a card for an order - by the time I had uploaded the pictures the card had been collected and delivered to the recipients - who loved it thank goodness!!!

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the much more professionally photographed makes from my lovely DT buddies and to see what fabulous prizes we have on offer from our sponsors this week.

Challenges I would like to enter:
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Crazy Amigo Challenges - Wedding/Anniversary
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
OSAAT - All White or No Design Paper
That Craft Place - Wedding
ABC Challenge - 'J' for Just as You Like
Natalie and Amy's Challenge - Die Cuts
Clearly Inspired - Die Cuts

Thanks for popping by today - I'll be back very shortly with another share and some exciting news :o)

Sorry if I haven't got round to visiting you all the last day or so - I've got my scrummilicious Granddaughter Lola Arizona here to stay for a few days and by the time she goes to bed I'm just about ready for bed myself  - must be my age lol!!!
I didn't manage to get a video of Oliver and Lola dancing but here's a very cute photo instead

Have a fabulous day.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Easter Card/Gift - GDT Papertake Weekly

Good afternoon.
As promised in my first post this morning - please scroll down or click here - I'm back with my second post of the day and this time it's to share my GDT project for 

and this week we would like to see your


Here's what I did:

Bet you can't guess who these are for lol!!!

Both Oliver and Lola Arizona are Mickey and Minnie Mouse fanatics - they are glued to the TV when it's on and they both love dancing to the music. I think Lola 'inherited' her obsession from her Mum :o) not sure where Oliver got his from though :o)
Maybe I'll try to get them on video tomorrow when they are both coming to play for the day - that's if they haven't run me ragged before it's on!!!

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the fabulous inspiration from the regular DT I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

Challenges I would like to enter:
Hobbycutz - Easter/Easter Box
Creatalicious Challenges - Lovely Easter
Crafty Calendar - Easter Eggstravaganza
Papercrafting Journey - Anything But a Card
Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Thanks for popping by (again).
Enjoy the rest of your day.