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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

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Bright Summery Colours at MAWTT

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you're not getting bored of seeing me - this is my 3rd post in a row this week - and I'll be back again tomorrow - Saturday and Sunday!!!!

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

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES

and this week the theme is

BRIGHT SUMMERY COLOURS

Now when I made my project I only had the 'words' to work with as it was when my internet connection was playing up - so I didn't 'see' the colour inspiration chart

summer brights

Luckily I did get at least one of the colours from the chart lol!!!




Here's what I used:

MDF Heart from the MDF Man - bought at the Newbury Art Stamps Show
Design Paper: Pink Petticoat Freebie from a Craft Magazine - many years ago
Flowers: Sheena Douglass A Little Bit Sketchy 'Flower Power' stamped onto DP and heat embossed with white EP then fussy cut
Magnolia Doo Hickey Swirl
Floral Embellishments from The Hobby House
Butterflies made using Martha Stewart mould and white clay
Sentiment: Inkylicious 'I Care'
Star Dust Stickles
Ribbon and adhesive pearls from stash

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the gorgeous inspiration from my DT buddies - they have definitely used more of the correct colours than I did :o)

Challenges I would like to enter:

In The Pink - Get Well/Thinking of You
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Use a Sentiment
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
Crafter's Companion - Show Off Your Sentiments

Thanks for popping in to see me today and for all the lovely comments you have left me recently - they really do mean a lot.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Christmas in July at Divas by Design

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you are well and those not I wish well soon.
I've been busy preparing for a Craft Event in Cheltenham this weekend - I was contacted via my Etsy store and asked if I would like to have a stall - how could I say no :o)
Hope the weather stays nice and it goes well.

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


and this week we are celebrating 

CHRISTMAS IN JULY 

You may already know I love Festive makes so this was perfect for me :o)

Here's what I came up with using some scrummy stash from 





Card Ingredients:
Image: Wild Rose Studio 'Starry Starry Night' 
Design Papers: First Edition 'Nordic Christmas'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Star Dust Stickles
Memory Box Whimsical Flourish

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the gorgeous inspiration from my DT buddies and to see the details of the sponsor and prize on offer.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Holly Jolly Christmas - Christmas Critters
Inky Chicks - Christmas in July
Crafty Boots - Christmas in July
Great Impressions - Animal Friends
My Perfect Life - Any Christmas Card
Scribble and Scrap - Always Anything Goes
The Glory of Christmas - Anything Christmas Goes
Sweet Stampin - Christmas in July
Completely Christmas - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Christmas in July

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

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN