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Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Sketchie Free For All at Papertake Weekly

Good afternoon my lovely crafty friends.
Before I share my DT post today I just need to thank you all for the lovely words of comfort left on my post yesterday - they really mean a lot.
Unfortunately there is no good news from my bestest blogging buddy regarding her DH and all I can do is be there for her when she needs me.

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


and this week as it's the last Tuesday of the month we have our regular 

SKETCHIE FREE FOR ALL

Our lovely Dawny has created another fabulous sketch to play with or you could choose any other from the Papertake Weekly Archives - but don't forget to let us know which one :o)

I had a play with the new sketch:



Card Ingredients:
Image: LOTV Coloured Art Pad 18 'Winter Wonderland'
Design Papers: LOTV 'Festive Trimmings'
Gingham Ribbon from stash
Clear Wink of Stella added to image

Our sponsor this week is the fabulous
offering 1 lucky winner

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

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Thanks for popping by today - it's always great to see you here.

Have a wonderful day.
TTFN

Monday, 27 October 2014

Challenge #150 at Sketch n Stash

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.

I need to start my post with an apology for not being about much this weekend.
Saturday was a day of mixed emotions - I had my two beautiful Grand-daughters Lola Arizona and Ruby Mae for the day - the first time I have had them together on my own and it was so lovely to see them play together - I am truly blessed to have a beautiful family.

But on Saturday I also heard from my beautiful bestest blogging buddy that her DH was rushed into hospital and they have been given some devastating news - I know a lot of you know who I am talking about and are praying for them both. I cannot even begin to imagine the pain they are both going through at the moment and I just feel totally helpless.

Anyway I am here to share a DT project that fortunately I had made earlier as Mr Mojo has taken off - in fact all my DT makes this week I made a while ago - which is just as well. 

So today we have another fabulous sketch to play with over at 


and here's what I did with it:




Another quick and easy Festive make to add to the box.

Here's what I used:
Design Papers: LOTV 'Simple Joys'
Spellbinders: Labels 18 & Floral Ovals
Retro Flower Punches Small & Medium
Adhesive Pearls - The Hobby House
A touch of Glossy Accents added to the berries in the image

Our sponsor this week is:
offering 1 lucky winner $10 to spend in their online store

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

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Thanks for calling by to see me today.
I really do appreciate all your continued support and encouraging comments.

Before I go I would like to leave you with a couple of photos from the weekend - unfortunately they are a little blurry - so difficult to get little ones to keep still for just a minute :o)




Have a wonderful day.
TTFN

Friday, 24 October 2014

Gold at Winter Wonderland

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Thanks for all the well wishes left recently about my ankle injury.
Although it is still a little painful it is getting better - the swelling has gone right down - almost to normal :o) 
I must make sure to look where I'm walking when I am next able to get out for a walk!!!

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


and this week Team Snowflake are sharing inspiration on the theme

GOLD CHRISTMAS

Here's what I came up with:



And here's what I used:
Image - Indigo Blu 'Here Comes Santa'
Stamped with Perfect Medium and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder
Embossalicious Holly Embossing Folder
Cream Linen Cardstock and Gold Mirriboard

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

Our sponsors this week are:

Marianne Designs with a surprise for one lucky winner

Delicious Doodles with a choice of 4 digi images for another lucky winner.

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Thanks for popping by to see me today - let me know you've been and I can come and visit you too.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Festive Florals at Divas by Design

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you are well and enjoying the week so far.

Super quick post from me this morning as my squidgilicious Grandson Oliver is here to play today - it feels like ages since we've had a play day :o)

So I'm here to share my DT project for the new challenge over at 


and this week the theme is 

FESTIVE FLORALS

Here's what I came up with




Here's what I used:

MDF Heart from the MDF Man
MDF Reindeer from Anna Marie Designs
Design Papers: LOTV Krafty Christmas
Sue Wilson Poinsettia Dies and Holly Flourish 
Pearls and Rhinestone Sparklers from The Hobby House
Walnut Stain Distress Ink

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

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

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

Have a wonderful day.
TTFN

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Black White and One other at Papertake Weekly

Good afternoon my lovely crafty friends.
Hope those of you in the UK are keeping safe and warm - it's blowing a gale out there today - but the sun is shining so it's not all bad :o)

Today I have my DT project for the fabulous 


and this week the theme is 

BLACK WHITE AND ONE OTHER

I decided to go with some SILVER for a sparkilicious Festive Make:




I had such fun putting this together. It has lots of different techniques and texture.

I'll be back a little later with details of items used.

Please pop over to the main challenge blog for full details of the fabulous prize on offer from our wonderful sponsor and to check out the gorgeous inspiration from my lovely DT buddies.

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Thanks for calling by today and for any comments you may wish to leave - I always look forward  to reading them.

Must dash - we have someone landscaping the front garden this week and I'm on coffee duty :o)

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Monday, 20 October 2014

Ooops I Did it Again!!!!

Good morning my lovely crafty friends. Hope you've had a wonderful weekend. 
For me it was a weekend of highs and lows - Saturday was fabulous - did a lovely 6 mile walk with  my DH in glorious sunshine along the canal path then had a little crafty in my little crafty haven......... but as the post title says - on Sunday I decided to go for another walk in the morning with my DH but just a short walk down to Starbucks for a coffee when Ooopps I took a bad step into a pothole and yes completely twisted my still not completely healed ankle - I can assure you that 'ooopps' wasn't the word that immediately sprang to mind. 
Seriously the pain at the time was excruciating - it actually made me feel physically sick :o(

Anyway so here I am again with my ankle the size of an orange but I can just about walk on it - my DH got my a support sock which does help.

Today I thought I would share another of my Home Decor items I have been busy stocking up on - this is a Chalkboard Countdown to Santa Coming:




So here's what I used:

2 MDF Hearts from the MDF Man - small one painted with Chalkboard Paint
Large one painted on reverse with Indigo Blu 'Postbox Red' Acrylic Paint and then covered with Craftwork Cards 'Magic of Christmas' Design Paper
Memory Box 'Frostyville Wreath - die cut in white and then black to create a shadow.
Sentiment: Miss Kate Cuttables SVG that I converted in my Scan n Cut :o)
Gingham Ribbon and Adhesive Pearls from stash

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Thanks for popping by today.
Hope to catch up with you all later this evening whilst sitting with my foot up!!!

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Friday, 17 October 2014

Chalkboard Christmas

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Thanks for all the get well wishes yesterday - I'm still feeling a bit yuk but my head isn't as banging as it was :o)

I don't have any DT projects to share with you until next Tuesday so for the new few days I thought I would share some of the Festive Makes and Home Decor makes I have been stocking up on for the Christmas Craft Fayres next month.

So today I have a set of four Christmas Cards made using some new Chalkboard Mini Stamps and some gorgeous Craftwork Cards goodies:






Card Ingredients:
Whimsy  Christmas Chalkboards 1 Stamped onto black cardstock using White Stazon and then ink smudged over to give a 'chalkboard effect'
Design Papers: Craftwork Cards 'Magic of Christmas'
Bows: Craftwork Cards 'Magic of Christmas'
Dies: Frame 'Noor Design 6002/0356' Reindeer 'Sizzix Tim Holtz 656923'
Glossy Accents and Diamond Stickles

Challenges I would like to enter:
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes with a Sentiment 
Fab n Funky - Christmas
Inky Impressions - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - Christmas
Crafty Cardmarkers - Sentiment as Main Focus
Fashionable Stamping - Anything Goes
We Do Doobadoo - Anything Goes

Thanks for popping by to see me today - it's always great to see you here and I always look forward to reading any comments you may wish to leave.

Having another lazy day today - Jack has an INSET day so I don't even have to do the school run and my DH has already requested an Indian Takeaway for tea - sorted!!!

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN