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Friday, 1 May 2015

My Birthday, Blogaversary and Thank You Candy


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Good morning my lovely crafty friends and followers.

Today I am celebrating my blog birthday and in a couple of weeks I will be celebrating my own birthday.

It was exactly 6 years ago today that I posted my very first blog post and to date I have posted 1630 posts - including this special one :o)

I can't believe where the past 6 years have gone!!!
So much has happened in my life during this time - most if it has been truly wonderful.

I have made (and met) a number of inspirational friends, been extremely lucky to be or have been on some amazing Design Teams and more recently have had the fabulous opportunity to design for Papercraft Inspirations magazine - a dream that I never really imagined would come true.

And through it all I have had some amazing friends follow my crafty exploits and take time to leave some lovely encouraging comments.

I wish I could send something special to each and every one but that might just make me bankrupt hahaha!!!!

So instead I have the following Blogaversary, Birthday and Thank You candy available as a 

MAHOOOOOSIVE THANK YOU 

from me to you for all your continued support and encouragement.

Candy #1
A Selection of Sizzix Flower Dies

Candy #2
A Gorjuss 12x12 Paper Pack and a Gorjuss Stamp Set

Candy #3
A Selection of Hobby House Elisabeth Bell 'Quiet Moments' Toppers and Hobby House Embellishments

If you would like the chance to win one of the above parcels simply add your name to the link below - indicating which candy you would prefer and post a picture on your sidebar with a link back to my blog please.


This candy is for my loyal followers and friends only - it would be lovely if you wanted to start following me because you like what I do - but please no candy only followers thank you :o)
I will post overseas.

I will draw 3 winners from the entries on my birthday - 1st May and will post the winner details on my blog.

Many many thanks as always for your friendship and support.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Sweet Treats at AGOAC

Hello again my lovely friends - as promised I'm back in the blink of an eye with my second DT post of the day.
Please scroll down or click here to see my first post.

So this time I would like to share my inspiration for the new challenge over at 


and this week Team Gems are sharing some 

SWEET TREATS

Here's what I did




I started by embossing some white card using That Special Touch Mask 'Delicate' and then inked over the embossed areas whilst the card was still in the mask.
Then I die cut the diagonal strip with Sue Wilson Diagonals Heart Collection.
I took a strip of pink card and covered it with a double sided adhesive sheet and then added Stampendous Irrisdescent Glitter - so blingalicious :o)
Mat and layered onto pink card and finished with some white organza ribbon and pink pearl bead string.
The adorable image is Pink Gem Designs Chloe with Cupcake (sssshhh don't tell anyone but I think of all Janet's adorable little ladies Chloe is my favourite) 
Colouring Medium: Copics
Sentiment: Tonic Studios  

The prize as always is:

2 Individual Digi images
(NO SETS, PERSONALISED WATERMARK'S OR SENTIMENT SETS) 
of the winners choice from PINKGEM DESIGNS.....

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

Have a fabulous weekend.
Catch up with you all later.
TTFN

I Can Sing A Rainbow at Sweet Stampin'

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

Have you any nice plans for the weekend?
We are taking Jack to open his first proper bank account.

My DH took Jack at the beginning of half term and spent 2 hours traipsing round trying to find a branch that had a 'trained colleague' available - but not one branch of any of the High Street banks had any trained staff!!!

 Then it t took just over 3 weeks to be able to get an appointment - what's that all about!!!! 

Back in the day when I worked in banking peeps just walked in off the street and there was always someone available to open an account for them - if they had the right documentation with them.

Anyway rant over the real reason I'm here is to share the first of my DT makes for today and this one is for the new challenge over at 


and the theme this week is 

I CAN SING A RAINBOW

So here's what I did:




Card Ingredients:
Sizzix Hero Arts Antique Flowers and Butterflies - 657773
Colouring Medium: Copics
Inkylicious Worn Paint Background Stamp - stamped with various Memento Inks
Inkylicious 'May the Road' Verse
Mini Butterfly Punch
Diamond Stickles

Our fabulous sponsor this week is

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

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

I'll be back in the blink of an eye with my second DT post for today.

Thanks for popping by.
TTFN

Friday, 24 April 2015

Twinkle Twinkle at Winter Wonderland

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.

This is another scheduled post - so fingers crossed Mr Blogger is playing as nicely as he did yesterday.
And the reason it's scheduled is because I am currently enjoying a relaxing session at the hairdressers. Having my hair done really does make me feel totally relaxed - love it!!! 

Not that that was the case yesterday when my hairdryer literally blew up in my hands - what a shock that was!!! Still as my DH said - maybe a birthday present opportunity :o)

Anyway today I would like to share another 2015 Festive Make with you for the new challenge over at 


and the theme this week is 

TWINKLE TWINKLE 

So those that are adverse to the 'C' word before we hit December - look away now:




Our sponsor this week is the fabulous 

offering 1 lucky winner 
 €20.00 (euros) voucher

The DT were lucky enough to get to play with one of Michelle's scrummy digi paper kits
I love the colours of this kit - so gorgeous!!!

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

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Thanks for popping by today and for all the lovely comments left recently - they really do make my day.

Don't forget to take a look at my candy - full details here - still a week to go so pleantly of time to add your name to the linky.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Let's Get Reading at MAWTT

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Hopefully Mr Blogger has played nicely and posted this scheduled post for me whilst I'm busy having fun with my squidgilicious Grandson Oliver and if I'm right I'm sure we will have read (and acted out) The Gruffalo at least twice already :o)

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


and this week my lovely Team B DT buddies and I are sharing inspiration on the theme

LET'S GET READING 

So that could be a project either inspired by a book or use a page from a book.

It's my scrummilicious Grand-daugher Lola Arizona's birthday next month so I decided to get ahead and make one of her birthday cards and as her birthday party theme is Snow White I just had to use this adorable image from Saturated Canary- so my book inpsiration is:

SNOW WHITE by The Brothers Grimm

Here's what I did:




Card Ingredients:
Colouring Medium: Copics
Tonic Ornate Elegance Header Die 596e
MFT Stitched Rectangles
Pleated Ribbon from stash
Pearl String and Adhesive Pearls from The Hobby House
Sentiment: Craftwork Cards

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 calling by today and for all your continued support.
Don't forget there is still time to enter my candy - full details here

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Cute as a Button at Papertake WeeklyEither

Good afternoon my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you are well and making the most of this fabulous weather we are having at the moment - although I don't think it's set to last beyond the end of this week :o(

Today I would like to share my DT make for the new challeneg over at 


and this week our theme is

CUTE AS A BUTTON

So that could be a cute image or using buttons or as I have done use both :o)

Here's what I did using some scrummy Hobby House and The Ribbon Girls products




Here's what I used:
Image: The Hobby House Wee Stamps Die Cut Topper 'Posey'
Design Papers: The Hobby House 'Damask Papers' & 'Love Me Papers'
Flowers: Sweetheart Blossom from The Ribbon Girls Cosmos Daisies 
Ribbon: Ecru Satin from The Ribbon Girls
Pearl Bead String from The Ribbon Girls
Button Twine from The Ribbon Girls
Buttons from stash
Memory Box Cosmo Border Die - Blinged Up with Stamp n Bond and Crystal Glamour Dust 

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

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Thanks for popping by to see me today and for all your wonderful comments left recently.

Don't forget to take a look at my Blogaversary, Birthday and Thank You candy - full details here

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Monday, 20 April 2015

Tiddly Inks Guest Blog Hop

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.

I cannot tell you how excited I am to share my project today as I am taking part in a very special 

GUEST BLOG HOP 

 for 


Whoop Whooop :o)

And my card features one of my most favourite characters - Wryn and this adorable Wrynn comes with another favourite of mine - Chocolate Chip Cookies nom nom :o)




Here's what I used:

Image: Tiddly Inks 'Smart Cookie'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Tonic Trellis Base Die Set
Tonic Floral Frames Die Set
Anna Marie Designs 'Stamens'
Doodlebug Sprinkles 'Swimming Pool'

Head on over to Christy's blog to see the full details of this fabulous Blog Hop and to see the links to follow for some more scrummy inspiration.

I would like to thank Christy for the opportunity to hop along on this Special Guest Blog Hop.

I would also like to apply for the current DT call at Tiddly Inks - fngers, eyes and toes all crossed :o)

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Make it Sparkle at In the Pink

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you are well and enjoying the fabulous warm sunny weather we are having.

Thank you for all the lovely Happy Birthday wishes for my squidgilicious Grandson Oliver earlier in the week. I'm thrilled to report that he loved his Gruffalo card and all his Gruffalo gifts - I would have loved to be able to share some photos of the birthday boy with this post - but 'silly Grandma' (in Oliver's words) left her iPad where the photos are at Oliver's house and although he will be here for playtime today it won't be until after this post has gone live - so I guess I'll share them another day :o)

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

IN THE PINK

and this time we have the fabulous theme of

MAKE IT SPARKLE

but don't forget to to MAKE IT PINK as well :o)

I took the opportunity to cross another make off my To DO list and this time I've made a card for my scrummilicious Granddaugher Lola Arizona who's birthday is next month:




Here's what I used:

Anna Marie Designs 7"x7" Card Blank
Image: Sugar Nellie 'Live Laugh Love'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: Papermania Capsule Collection 'Wild Rose'
Tonic Dies: Deco Trellis Base Die Set and Frond Finesse Swirls
Flowers: Heartfelt Creations 'Delightful Daisy' Stamped with Perfect Medium and heat embossed with True White EP then die cut using matching die set
Flower centres: The Hobby House 'Rhinestone Sparklers'
Star Dust Stickles

We have the lovely Mary and Andrea from:

as our fabulous sponsor this fornight.
Offering 1 very lucky winner:

 

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

Challenges I would like to enter:

The Sugar Bowl - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - One for the Girls
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge - Things with Wings
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Wings
Through the Purple Haze - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

Thanks for popping b y to see me today and for all your continued support.
Don't forget to enter my Blogaversary, Birthday and Thank You Candy - see here for full details.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN