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Tuesday, 29 July 2014

It's a Sketchie Free For All at Papertake weekly

Hello again my lovely crafty friends as promised I'm back with my second DT post for today - please see my first post here - or just scroll down :o)

So this time I'm here to share my DT make for 


and as this is the last Tuesday of the month (I can't believe how quickly this month has gone) we have our usual challenge theme of

SKETCHIE FREE FOR ALL

So you could use the fabulous new sketch Dawny P has created for us (like I did) or you could pick any other from our fabulous sketch archive - just remember to let us know which one you have used.

I recently had a request for a Christening card from my friend for a little girl with darker skin - hence the darker than my normal skin tone colours so here's what I came up with:



Card Ingredients:

Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: Scrummy Bo Bunny 'Primrose'
Sentiment: PC Generated
Flowers from stash 
Spellbinders: Labels 18 and Floral Decorative Ovals 

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

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the gorgeous inspiration from my lovely DT buddies and our super talented GDT buddies :o)

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Thanks for popping in (again) and for all your lovely comments left recently - I really do appreciate it.

Enjoy the rest of the day.
Right where's that suncream :o)

TTFN

A 'Wee' Christmas Card for The Hobby House

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend.
We had a lovely day on Sunday visiting my scrummilicious Granddaughter Lola Arizona and her Mummy - had a walk along the beach front all the way to Gunwharf Quays and then had a scrummy lunch and a walk back eating ice cream along the way :o)

Yesterday was spent catching up on some housework - a little bit of ironing outside in the glorious sunshine and then a lovely walk along the canal at lunchtime with my DH. I am really enjoying walking at the moment and I think it's walking that has helped me lose 18lbs over the last 8 weeks - still a long way to go but I am thrilled with my progress so far :o)

So today I have two DT projects to share with you and my first is another festive make for

THE HOBBY HOUSE




Card Ingredients:
Image: Wee Stamps 'Holly Time' pre-coloured die cut topper
Design Papers: First Edition Nordic Christmas
Spellbinders Lacey Squares
Scrummy Ribbon from the Nordic Christmas Kit
Sentiment: Whimsy Stamps

Thanks for popping by to see me today - it is always great to see you here.

I'll be back later with my second DT share - for Papertake Weekly.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Sunday, 27 July 2014

A Wee Rowan Fairy for The Stamp Basket

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
I'm here with my usual little Sunday Inspiration using some scrummy stash from 


and this week I am sharing an uber cute card made with one of the gorgeous Craft Kits that Janet has recently added to the shop.

This is the 'Rowan Fairy Kit' 

**New** Rowan Fairy Kit

It contains a selection of scrummy Wild Rose Studio 'Antique Library' Design Papers, with 4 pre-coloured Hobby House 'Rosetta' collection die cut toppers 'Wee Rowan Fairy' and 'Wee Sweet Sparkle' 4 shaped Craftwork Cards and envelopes together with a selection of embellishments - enough to make 4 scrummy cards all for a fabulous price of £6.49 - and there will be some scrummy stash leftover too :o)

Here's what I did with it:



Why not grab a cuppa and pop over to see what other fabulous Craft Kits are available and to browse through the huge Summer Sale - some items have a mahooosive 40% discount :o)

Apologies for not being around much this week - Wednesday I had my snuggalicious Granddaughter Ruby Mae all day - then Friday my squidgilicious Grandson was here all day and had a sleepover. I was shattered yesterday and spent most of the afternoon snoozing!!!
Today I'm going to Southsea (in Portsmouth) to see my scrummilicious Granddaughter Lola Arizona but hope to catch up with you all this evening and tomorrow.

Thanks for popping by to see me.
Hope you are having a fabulous weekend.

TTFN



Thursday, 24 July 2014

A 'Wee' Christmas Wall Hanging at The Hobby House

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Well I can't believe we are just about at the end of the first week of the school holidays - (Jack's school had inset days on Monday and Tuesday of this week) - but as always where there is a negative there is also a positive and that means we are just over two weeks away from our jolly holibobs.
I'm so looking forward to this holiday - I have always wanted to stay in a villa with our own private pool - so we are and we are taking one of Jack's friends so everyone should be happy :o)

Anyway enough of that the real reason I'm here is to share another Festive make with you as we are celebrating

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

over at

THE HOBBY HOUSE

Last year I had a fabulous day out a LOTV and we made a gorgeous wall hanging. So I decided to make another using my favourite (of the moment) Nordic Christmas DP's and an uber cute Wee Stamps pre-coloured topper.
I think they make a fabulous keepsake:





Ingredients used:
Image: Wee Stamps Pre-Coloured Die Cut Topper 'Christmas Berry'
Design Papers: First Edition 'Nordic Christmas'
Embellishments from: The Nordic Christmas Kit
Pearl String
Kraft Card
Bazzill Cardstock
Marianne Createables Poinsettia Die - die cut using Velvet Paper - so scrummy!!!
Wooden Dowel
Wired String

I spent a wonderful day yesterday with my snuggalicious Grand-daughter Ruby Mae whilst her Mummy was Wedding Dress shopping - but that was not too successful - still not found 'the one'
So hopefully I'll have the joy of playing with Ruby Mae another day whilst Rowie and her Mum go Wedding Dress hunting again :o)

Well the sun is shining and the garden is calling so this is what I have planned for most of the day:


 Thanks for calling in to see me today and for all your continued support.
Have a fabulous day whatever you have planned.

TTFN

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

It's a Jolly Holiday at Papertake Weekly

Good evening my lovely crafty friends as promised I'm back with my second post of the day (my first post can be seen here) and this time it's to share my DT make for the new challenge over at 


and the them this week is 

IT'S A JOLLY HOLIDAY 

So that could be a summer holiday, Christmas holiday or anything else you may think of that is holiday related :o)

I decided to go with Christmas holiday - no surprises there then eh lol!!!!

Here's what I came up with using my scrummy new Anna Marie Designs stash:




Card Ingredients:
Stamped using various blue Distress Inks
Shabby Blue Frantage
Design Papers: AMD 'Powder Blue - Striped and Dottie'
My favourite Spellbinders Curved Border die
Adhesive Pearls from stash

Our fabulous sponsor this week is our very own lovely Liz from 
 
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 to see me (again) - enjoy the rest of the evening.
TTFN

Star Wreath Tutorial for The Hobby House

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

A few weeks ago I posted this make and a couple of you asked if I could do a tutorial for it.
So today I would like to share another Star Wreath - with a step by step guide how I made it using some scrummy stash from

THE HOBBY HOUSE


STAR WREATH TUTORIAL
Items required:

Two die cut circle frames – I used the largest Spellbinders Decorative Circles One with Spellbinders Grand Circles Plain but you could use whatever you have and make it any size you want.
This size needs:
 13 x 3” stars cut from card
12 x 3” stars cut from Design Paper – here I have used First Edition Nordic Christmas
12 x 2” stars cut from card
12 x punched snowflakes
Co-ordinating Buttons and Pearls for embellishing
A piece of ribbon to make a hanger

Step One:

Adhere the two circle frames together and then cover with the 13 x 3” card stars.

Step Two:

Score the Design Paper stars and then pinch each star point to create a mountain fold down the centre of each point and a valley fold between each point.

Step Three:

Adhere the 12 Design Paper stars onto the card stars – place them at 12 O’Clock, 1 O’Clock, 2 O’Clock etc – slightly overlapping as you go.
  
Step Four:

Adhere the buttons to the centre of the Design Paper Stars
Adhere the pearls to the snowflakes and then adhere the snowflakes to the smaller card stars and place in between the Design Paper stars.
Finally adhere a ribbon loop behind the ’12 O’Clock’ star ready to hang your gorgeous wreath.


 

Before I go though I would just like to thank you all for the good luck messages you left me for the Craft Fayre I went to on Sunday. It was fairly quiet but I did manage to sell quite a few of my MDF heart plaques and a couple of cards - overall covered the cost of the table (which at £25 was quite high) and made a few more pennies to take to the Great British Craft Festival next month to buy some more stash. I am so looking forward to going to this show as I will be meeting up with my very bestest blogging buddy Claire and I can't wait to see her :o)

Thanks for popping by to see me today.
I'll be back in a little while with my DT share for the new challenge over at Papertake Weekly.

Now I'm off to see my snuggalicious Grand-daughter Ruby-Mae and go for lunch with her Daddy.

Enjoy your day whatever you have planned.

TTFN

Sunday, 20 July 2014

A CAS Snowflake for The Stamp Basket

Good morning.
Hopefully Mr Blogger is playing nicely and has posted this scheduled post for me whilst I am currently getting ready for my Craft Fayre in Cheltenham today.
I'm also keeping my fingers crossed that the weather is a whole lot better than it was yesterday - following horrendous thunderstorms on Thursday and Friday night we had torrential rain most of yesterday - until teatime when the sun decided to put in an appearance - how bizarre!!!

Anyway I here with my usual Sunday morning inspiration using some scrummy stash from 


and as we are still showcasing 

CHRISTMAS IN JULY 

I have another Festive make to share with you - this time I've kept it CAS



I LOVE LOVE LOVE this Marianne Creatables Snowflake and as you can see it's big (and beautiful) enough to be the centre piece of my CAS design.
I blinged up my snowflake using Stamp and Bond then lashings of Crystal Glamour Dust 
A little strip of some of my most favourite (of the moment) Nordic Christmas DP together with some May Arts Red Burlap, Eggshell Vintage Style Ribbon and a gorgeous snowflake charm - all from one of the fabulous Nordic Christmas kits.
Sentiment from Whimsy Christmas Sayings.
A few punched snowflakes with some Hobby House adhesive pearls

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.
Thanks for popping by to see me.
Will let you know how the Craft Fayre went later.

TTFN

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Spots and Stripes at A Gem of a Challenge

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Thank goodness it's the weekend and also the start of the school holidays - looking forward to spending some quality time with Jack and it's not too long until our next holiday - we are going to Spain in 3 weeks and taking one of Jack's best friends with us :o)

So today we have a new challenge over at

A GEM OF A CHALLENGE

and this time it was my turn to pick the theme and I chose:

SPOTS AND STRIPES

As you will see I'm still in the Festive Makes zone and here's what I came up with:



Card Ingredients:
Image: Pink Gem Designs 'Festive Chloe'  merged with Pre-coloured  'Yule Log'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: Anna Marie Designs 'Wine Red Stripes' and 'Wine Red Dottie'
Snowflake: Marianne Createables and Martha Stewart Die
Poinsettia: Spellbinders
Pearls from The Hobby House
Sentiment Tags: LOTV
Chrystal Glamour Dust

As always our lovely Janet is offering 1 lucky winner:
Please pop over to the
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 gorgeous inspiration from my DT buddies.

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Before I go I would just like to share a photo of Jack accepting the school trophy on behalf of his house:


 Thanks for popping by to see me today.
Have a fabulous weekend.
TTFN

Friday, 18 July 2014

It's a Blue Christmas at Winter Wonderland

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you are all well and not suffering too much in this heat we are experiencing in the UK at the moment.
I love it - hoping it lasts for the next 3 weeks before we head off to sunny Spain for a couple of weeks - but I don't suppose it will!!!

So today Jack breaks up from school for the summer holidays - yesterday he said he had the best day ever at school - his house won the house championship for the year and he was picked as the representative of his house to accept the trophy in a whole school assembly - can't wait to see the photos :o)
Then his house all had a special fun activity afternoon - the PE staff constructed a water slide on the playing field - going down a massive hill - they had a BBQ - played football - had water balloons and sponges - generally all round perfect fun and activities for the warm weather.

So onto my DT share for today which given the weather we are having seems rather strange - but as it's for

WINTER WONDERLAND 

that explains it all lol!!!!

And the them this week  is

BLUE CHRISTMAS




Our sponsors this week are:
The Paper Shelter
offering 1 lucky winner
$20 Gift Certificate
and
Digital Delights who are offering another lucky winner:


Card Ingredients:
Image: 'Snowman' from one of our sponsors 'The Paper Shelter'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: Anna Marie Designs 'Powder Blue Stripes' and 'Powder Blue Dottie' 
Spellbinders Curved Borders One
Memory Box 'Frostyville Wreath'
Marianne Designs Snowflake
Sentiment: Pink Gem Designs 'Christmas Circular Set 2'

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

Challenges I would like to enter:

Aud Sentiments - Christmas in July
Nutcrafters - Christmas in July
Simon Says Stamp - Spots and Dots
Cards Galore Encore - Use a Digi or Rubber Stamp
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Non-Traditional Colours
Sparkles Forum - Christmas in July

Thanks for popping by to see me today and for any comments you may wish to leave.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN