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Saturday, 20 December 2014

Black, White and A Splash of Colour at Sweet Stampin'

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

I'm happy to report that Jack's room is finished - just need to pick up the new roller blind and curtains but I think John will do that on his way back from Yoga this morning and then it will be my job to hang them :o)

So that's one job ticked off the list - another job already done and ticked off the list this morning was to defrost and clean the small freezer in the garage - ready to be refilled when the shopping arrives :o)

But before that happens I would like to share my DT make for the new challenge over at 

and this week the theme is 

BLACK, WHITE and a SPLASH OF COLOUR 

Here's what I did:




I love this striking colour combo :o)

Card Ingredients:
Image: Indigo Blu 'Baroque Christmas Tree'
Stamped with Archival Black and heat embossed with clear EP
Spalshes of Xmas Red Stickles
Sentiment from LOTV 
Mat and layered onto black and red cardstock and finished with a black knotted ribbon.

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the fabulous inspiration from my lovely DT buddies and to see what our wonderful sponsors this time are offering as a prize.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Brown Sugar - Christmas
Stempelsonnen Challenge - Anything Goes
That's Crafty - Anything Goes
Red Rubber Inspirationals - Christmas Cheer 
Crafting By Designs - Embossing
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Winter Inspiration 
Card Mania - Christmas

Thanks for popping by to see me today and for all your lovely comments recently - they really do mean such a lot.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Friday, 19 December 2014

Fussy and Fancy at Winter Wonderland

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.

I am starting to get just a wee bit excited now we are on the final countdown to the BIG DAY - can't wait to see what Santa puts in my stocking :o)

Still got loads to do - not helped by the last minute decision to get Jack's room redecorated - so this morning was spent looking for a new roller blind and curtains.

So without any further delay (as my post is a little later than usual) I would like to share my DT make for the new challenge over at 


and this week sees the start of our Non-Christmas makes - although you can still continue with them as well :o)

And the theme this week is

FUSSY AND FANCY

I needed a birthday card for a friend that has a Festive Birthday and here'e what I came up with:




Here's what I did:

Background embossed and then I rubbed Creative Expressions Vintage Rose Gilding Wax over the top.

A few new 'treats' have been used on the card :o)

Sue Wilson Stamp: Camellia Trellis
Memory Box: Madera Corner
Papertrey Ink: Birthday Die - cut 3 times and layered 
Glamour Dust, Alaphabet Stickers and Adhesive Pearls from stash 

We have some fabulous sponsors offering some amazing prizes this week:

£10 Voucher from the The Hobby House

£10 Voucher from Wild Orchid

£10 Voucher for Crafter's Companion


Please pop overe 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 to see me today - you are always welcome and I always look forward to reading any comments you may wish to leave.

Right best a shift on and get back to wrapping a few more pressies.

Will catch up with you all later.
Have a fabulous day.

TTFN
 

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Anything Goes at Divas by Design

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you are having a good week and are well on the way to being ready for the 'big day' 
I 'think' I have finished the shopping but still have the mahooosive task of wrapping all the presents!!!

But I won't be doing that today as I will be far too busy playing and having fun with my squidgilicious Grandson Oliver and then preparing a family tea - so if I don't get round to seeing you today I hope to catch up with you all tomorrow.

So today I have a very sad post to share with as our lovely leader over at 


has had to make the very tough decision to make this the last challenge and close down the challenge blog :o(

I have been so thrilled to be part of this fabulous DT and am so saddened that this will be my last piece of inspiration to share with you for them.

So to go out with a bang we have the easiest theme of all

ANYTHING GOES

So here's what I did:




Card Ingredients:

Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: First Edition 'Daydream'
Spellbinders: Labels 18 and Decorative Floral Ovals
Martha Stewart Scalloped Heart border punch
Burlap, Lace and Flowers from stash
Sentiment Tags: LOTV
Walnut Stain Distress Ink

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

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Thanks for popping by.
Have a fabulous day.

TTFN

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Last Christmas at Papertake Weekly

Good afternoon my lovely crafty friends.

It's a beautiful day here in Gloucestershire - the sun is shining but it's a little frosty too - perfect for a brisk walk to blow away the cobwebs and freshen up after all the running around that's we have all been doing.

So that's what I intend to do after I have shared my DT make for the new challenge over at 


and as I'm sure you are almost ready for the big day (ahem!!!) but maybe need just that one more card - then our fabulous theme this week should help 

LAST CHRISTMAS 

So an opportunity to share with us your last Christmas card of the year 
(although like me you may have more than one!!!)

So here's what I did:




The Craftz Boutique have had some fabulous Christmas Advent offers and last week they had 30% off Sue Wilson dies - so with some of the money I made from my recent Christmas Craft Fayres I treated myself to an early a few early Christmas pressies - well it would have been rude not to :o)

Card Ingredients:
Sue Wilson Pinstriped Poinsettia stamped onto Vellum and heat embossed with White EP
Spotty Design Paper: LOTV 'Pastel Dreams'
Star Dust Stickles
Adhesive Pearls from stash

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the fabulous inspiration from my lovely DT buddies and to see the wonderful prize on offer from our sponsor this week.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Crafty Boots - Merry Christmas
Crafty Cardmakers - Christmas
Incy Wincy - Christmas
Ooh La La - Christmas
Glitter n Sparkle - Glittery, Sparkly Christmas
In the Pink - Christmas in Pink
Crafty Catz - Last Minute Christmas

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

Have a wonderful day.
TTFN

Thursday, 11 December 2014

December Birthday at MAWTT

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you are having a wonderful week so far.
It's pretty cold here in Gloucestershire today - but not cold enough for snow :o)

I am hoping to make a start on 'covering the house in Christmas' - those that have been following me and reading my blog posts for the past few years will know that is what Jack once described it when he was very small and it has sort of stuck now :o)

But before I get going with that I would like to share my DT make for the new challenge over at 


and the theme this week was just perfect for me as my Sister will be celebrating her 50th birthday on Boxing Day:

DECEMBER BIRTHDAY 

So here's what I did:




Card Ingredients:
Image: Stamping Bella Uptown Girls 'Audrey Loves Her Make-Up'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: LOTV 'Woodland Wishes'
Flower: The Hobby House Boutique Paper Flowers 'Floral Boutique Lilac'
Sentiment Tags: LOTV 
Numbers; Sizzix Tim Holtz Wordplay
Glamour Dust
Sequins from stash

Challenges I would like to enter:

Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Paper Shelter - Special Celebration 
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything But Christmas
Simon Says Stamp - Bling 
Creative Card Crew - Birthday with Sentiment 
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes
A Little Bit Crafty - Anything Goes - But Not Christmas
Artisitic Stampers - Anything Goes
Sketch Saturday - Sketch #339
A Creative Romance - Anything Goes

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

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.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Paper Play at Papertake Weekly

Good afternoon my lovely crafty friends.
I've had a busy morning - had to take Pickle-Lily pussy cat to the vet's for her flu jab, flea and worm treatment - she does not like being put her in travel basket :o( 
So now she is curled up in a ball fast asleep and not very happy with me!!!

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


and this week we have a fabulous theme

PAPER PLAY

Please make your own flowers and embellies using card, paper fabric etc and instead of lace, please use punched or die cut borders - simples :o)

Here's what I did using some of my favourite festive dies for this year - Sue Wilson Poinsettia and Holly Branch dies



Our sponsor this week is the wonderful
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offering 1 lucky winner
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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:

Craft Your Passion - Non-Traditional Christmas
Crafty Boots - Merry Christmas
Crafty Cardmakers - Christmas
Love to Create - Non-Traditional Holiday Colours
Ooh La La - Christmas
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes
That Craft Place - Christmas

Thanks for popping by today and for all your comments left recently.
Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Monday, 8 December 2014

Challenge #153 at Sketch n Stash

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend.
Mine was a fabulous as I hoped it was going to be.

I had another successful Craft Fayre on Saturday - I still find it amazing that so many people buy my little crafty makes and I am so grateful :o)

Then on Sunday I had a wonderful couple of hours with my beautiful Grandchildren and their Mummy's and Daddy's visiting Santa in his Winter Wonderland - will share some of my favourite photos at the end of this post.

But before that I have my DT make for the new challenge over at 


to share with you. As always we have another fabulous sketch to work with and here's what I did with it:




And here's what I used:

Die Cut Flowers: Sue Wilson Dies
Leaves: Joy Crafts Swirl Leaf
Pearl Flowers from stash

Our sponsors this fortnight are:
offering 1 lucky winner
2 images or 25% discount
and 
offering another lucky winner:

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

So before I go I would just like to share a few of my favourite photos from yesterday - sorry there are soooo many!!!










I am so lucky and so grateful to have such beautiful healthy Grandchildren - love them all to the moon and back.

I am also so lucky to have such wonderful crafty friends and I always look forward to reading any comments you may wish to leave.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN