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Friday, 31 May 2013

Anything Goes at Totally Papercrafts

Good morning.
Can you believe that it's the end of the week already??? 
We are due to have some more sunshine today - here's hoping the weathermen have got it right :o)

Today I'm here to share my DT card for 


and this week we have a super simple theme

ANYTHING GOES

A perfect opportunity for me to cross another birthday make for Aaron off my list and here's what I did using another of my fabby new LOTV images:




Card Ingredients:
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: First Edition 'Up Up and Away'
Sentiment: LOTV
Memory Box: Alphas, Starry Wreath, Marshmallow Clouds
Pearl Stars from stash

Our sponsors this week are

and


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

Challenges I would like to enter:

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Creative Craft - For the Fellas
Papertake Weekly - Sketch #76
Vickies Anything Goes - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays - Outdoor Fun
Copic Marker Europe - Boys Aloud
Papercrafting Journey - Masculine Cards

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

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Sketch Time at MAWTT

Good morning.
It's 8:45am as I am writing this post and I have only just got up - which for those that know me know that is very late for me - but what a palaver last night was!!!
My DH was away last night and Pickle Lilycat decided to bring a mouse into the house :o(
She doesn't do this very often and John usually deals with it. I am no good with that sort of thing - whether they are dead or alive - she usually manages to keep them alive!!! 
So at 3:00am I had no choice other than to get Jack up to help me follow John instructions on how to get the mouse out of the house.
He made it sound soooooooo easy - just get Pickle out of the way - shut all the doors - open the front door and 'guide' the mouse out with the broom - simples!!!
So I put Pickle into the kitchen - shut the doors - opened the front door - and then had to try to get the broom out of the cupboard which wasn't easy as the mouse was hiding by the shoes (that should have been in the cupboard anyway) in front of the cupboard door. Of course as soon as it moved I screamed - that's when my hero AKA Jack took over :o) As he proceeded to 'guide' the mouse towards the front door - who was there - of course - Pickle Lilycat - who had gone straight out the cat flap when I put her in the kitchen!!!! I eventually got hold of Pickle again and put her in another room whilst Jack eventually got the traumatised mouse out the front door - hurrahhh!!!
Then I had to listen to Pickle Lilycat meowing for another 2 hours before it turned light and I let her go back out - I thought that at least if it was light any mice might stand half a chance of getting away!!!!
Cats - who'd have 'em!!!!!

Anyway I'm also here to share my DT card for 


and this week it's really Team A's turn to share some inspiration but I wanted to join in as this will be the last challenge from MAWTT until October - as we are having a long Summer break to recharge batteries and find lost Mojo's

Our very very lovely Boss Lady - Hazel has picked a fabulous sketch for you to play with this week:

Here's what I did:



It will be Jamie's 30th Birthday next month and this card is for Aaron to give him.

Card Ingredients:
Image: LOTV 'Put Your Feet Up'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: My Mind's Eye 'Lost and Found - Breeze'- MCH 
Sentiment Tags - LOTV (Love these!!!)
Pearl Brad - Hobby House
Memory Box: Corner Bow - MCH Alphas and Numbers
Stars: Small and medium punches and pearl stars from stash

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the gorgeous inspiration from the rest of my lovely DT buddies.
Hope you are able to join in the fun with us this week.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Addicted to Stamps and More - Make Your Mark
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Inkspirational - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Creative Craft - For the Fellas
Tip Top Tuesday - Numbers
Cupcake Craft - Boys
Red Carpet Studio - Birthday

Thanks for popping by and 'listening' to my rabbling on.
Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Tie a Ribbon at Divas

Good morning.
Hope you are having a lovely week.
I can hardly believe that we are already half way through the half-term week - it just goes too quickly!!!

Today I'm here to share my DT card for


And this week it's a nice and simple theme

TIE A RIBBON

Here's what I did:



This will be for my squidgilicious Grandson Oliver to give to his Daddy - Aaron - he loves turtles so when I saw this was one of the sponsor images we had to play with - I just couldn't resist!!!

Card Ingredients:
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: Craftwork Cards
Spotty Ribbon from stash
Sentiment: Pink Petticoat 
Martha Stewart Double Dot Border Punch

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:

Cards for Men - Dad
Cupcake Crafts - Boys
My Craft Creations - Spots and Stripes
Songbird Challenge - All Creatures Great and Small
Dream Valley - Animals
Hiding in my Craft Room - Father's Day
Brown Sugar - Father's Day
QKR Stampede - For the Boys

Thanks for taking time to visit me today - I really appreciate your support and look forward to reading any comments you may wish to leave.

Have a wonderful day.
TTFN

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Wedding Time at An Oldie But Goodie

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Hope those in the UK enjoyed their extended weekend.
Yesterday we had a lovely family meal and then went for a walk along the canal path - it really is beautiful at this time of year and they have recently extended it - which makes it an even better walk.
One of the main reasons we went for a long walk is because my DiL Rowena is now 3 days over due and she hoped that a walk would help get things started - fingers crossed it - I'll let you know if anything happens!!

Today we have a new challenge for you over at 

and this fortnight our theme is 

WEDDING

I had a commission for a 10 Year Anniversary card so took the opportunity to make my DT card for that:




I choose the style and colours for this card based on 'tin' being the traditional gift for a 
10th Wedding Anniversary 

Card Ingredients:
Design Papers: Making Memories Wedding Collection - More than 6 months old
Hearts: Kanban - More than 6 months old
Ribbons from stash - More than 6 months old
Pearl Brad: Making Memories - More than 6 months old
Kaisercraft Rub-Ons - More than 6 months old
Sentiment Tag: LOTV
Martha Stewart Scalloped Heart Border Punch

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 today - you are always welcome - and I look forward to reading any comments you may wish to leave.

TTFN

Monday, 27 May 2013

It's A 3,2,1 Recipe at Cutie Pies

Good morning.
Hope you are having a lovely extended weekend.

Today sees the start of a new challenge over at 


and this fortnight we have a recipe for you 

3 OF SOMETHING, 2 OF SOMETHING 1 OF SOMETHING

Here's what I did:

3 Butterflies, 2 Design Papers and 1 Ribbon



Card Ingredients:
Image: Pre-Coloured Wee Topper from Hobby House
Design Papers: Bo Bunny 'Smoochable' - MCH
Ribbon Brights - MCH
Sentiment Tag: LOTV
Tonic Studios Tiny Butterfly Punch
Adhesive Pearls: Hobby House
Corner Rounder

Our sponsor this time is the fabulous 

Offering 1 lucky winner $10 gift voucher to spend in their online store

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

Challenges I would like to enter:

Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Birthdays
Gingerloft - Happy Birthday
Joanna Sheen - Girls Girls Girls
The Squirrel and the Fox - Here Come the Girls

Thanks for taking time to come and see me today - I appreciate your visit.
I look forward to reading any comments you may wish to leave.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Spots & Stripes With Love

Good morning from a beautiful sunny Gloucestershire.
Looks like we're in for another beautiful day today - so I thought I would do a quick post before the 'boys' of the house get up and we decide what we're going to do :o)

Here's another one of the cards I made yesterday whilst keeping busy waiting for my DH to arrive home.

I took my initial inspiration from the challenge at Lil's Little Fairies - where they are looking for 
Spots & Stripes




Card Ingredients:
Image: Fabulous LOTV Art Pad 2 'Jack, Patch & Puss' die cut using the 'out of the box' technique
Design Papers: Spots 'Studio Calico - Classic Calico'
Stripes 'Bo Bunny - Mistletoe Collection'
Sizzix Embossed Heart '657235'
Ceramic Heart Button and Dew Drops from stash
Sentiment: LOTV

Challenges I would like to enter:
Lil's Little Fairies - Spots and Stripes
Card Mania - Spots and/or Stripes
Lexi's Creations - Black, White and 1 other colour
The Perfect Sentiment - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Going Spotty Dot
One Stop Craft - Furry Friends

Thanks for popping by today - I really appreciate your support and look forward to reading any comments you may wish to leave.

Have a fabulous day - hope the sun is shining wherever you are :o)

TTFN

Saturday, 25 May 2013

What a Find!!!

Good evening my lovely crafty friends.
Just a quick post from me this evening - I've been up since 4:30am patiently waiting for my DH to arrive home from his work trip to New York - even though he wasn't due back until early afternoon lol!!!
So before he got here I made a couple of cards, a banana cake, some fruit scones, a loaf of bread, had a bath and washed my hair, put the online shopping away and hoovered upstairs and down - phew!!!!

When I had a good tidy up of my little crafty haven the other day I came across this retired Spellbinders die:

and I immediately knew what I wanted to do with it:

So here's a Father's Day card I've made for Jack to give John:



It does look like a moustache - doesn't it???

Card Ingredients:
Spellbinders: S3-005 - now retired :o(
Labels 10
Design Paper: Pink Petticoat 'Mr Moustache' printed in Jet Black onto Papermill Linen Cardstock
Black Seam Binding and Silver Cord from stash
Sentiment: Pink Petticoat 'Simplest Happyness Sentiments'
LOTV Tag Sentiment
Star Charm from stash
Black Soot Distress Ink

Challenges I would like to enter:

Sketch Saturday - Sketch #260
Alphabet Challenge - H for Happy
Brown Sugar - Father's Day
QKR Stampede - One for the Boys

Off to catch up on The Voice now whilst 'the boys' watch the Football :o)

Thanks for popping by.
Enjoy the rest of the evening.
TTFN

Friday, 24 May 2013

#1 Daddy's Girl

Good morning.
Hope you are all keeping well and those not I wish well soon.
I'm so glad it's the end of the week and will be even happier when tomorrow comes as my DH has been away since Tuesday and comes home tomorrow :o)
I have really missed him :o(

I have tried to keep myself busy and yesterday I gutted and re-organised my little crafty haven - what a job but so worth it in the end!!! All I need to do now is remember where I re-organised everything to lol!!!

I also had a little play with some scrummy stash from 


and made one of the few Father's Day cards I need next month.
This will be for Jamie from Lola Arizona:




Card Ingredients:
Image: Saturated Canary 'Daddy's Girl' - MCH 
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: Prima 'Lifetime' - MCH
Memory Box: 'Precious Hearts' - MCH
Ribbon: Brights Collection - MCH
Buttons: Bo Bunny 'C'est La Vie' - MCH
Metal Trinket: Sunrise Sunset Vintage Trinkets - MCH
Edges inked with Tea Dye Distress Ink - MCH (on special offer at £3.40)
Wooden Heart Buttons and Brads from stash  

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Teresa for giving me the opportunity to create with such gorgeous goodies as sadly this is my last GDT project for My Crafty Heart - as they say - all good things must come to an end :o(
I have thoroughly enjoyed the past 2 months as GD and wish Teresa and all the lovely DT the very best for the future. Obviously I will still continue to support and create with MCH scrummy stash.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Lots of Layers
Nutcrafters - Use Some Kraft
Whimsy Inspiration - Anything Goes
Stamps & Fun - For a Man/Boy

Thanks for popping by to visit me today - I really appreciate your support and love to read any comments you may wish to leave.

Have a wonderful day.
TTFN

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Emboss It at MAWTT

Good morning.
Hope you're having a lovely week.
The sun is shining as I'm writing this post - fingers crossed it stays for a while - things are so much better when the sun is shining don't you think?

So today I'm would like to share my DT card for 


and this week we would like to see some 

EMBOSSING 
(Heat or Dry)

Here's what I did:
I used an embossing folder for the top panel and then heat embossed some Frantage around the edges.


 Card Ingredients:
Image: LOTV Coloured Art Pad 'Wild Flowers'
Design Paper from Sponsor: Bearly Mine 'July 2012 Freebie'
Embossing Folder: Sizzix 657112
Frantage: Shabby Pink
Flowers: Pretty Little Ribbon Shop 'Cosmos Daisies' 'Sweetheart Blossoms'
Spellbinders: Labels 22
Spun Sugar Distress Ink
Sheer Ruffle Edge Ribbon: Pretty Little Ribbon Shop
Memory Box: Elegant Scrollwork - MCH

Our sponsor this week is:

offering 1 lucky winner
£10.00 voucher to spend instore

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Everybody Art - Flowers
Vickies Anything Goes - Always Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Songbird Challenges - Flowers
One Stop Craft - Anything Goes
Our Creative Corner - Anything Goes
Crafting For All Seasons - Pink

Thanks for popping by today. You are always welcome and I look forward to reading any comments you may wish to leave.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Ribbon and/or Lace at Stampavie and More

Good morning.
Today a very special little lady is celebrating her 2nd birthday - my scrummilicious Grand-daughter Lola Arizona - Happy Birthday :o)

So I would like to share the card I made for her with you today as my DT project for 


where the theme this fortnight is 

RIBBON AND/OR LACE




Card Ingredients:
Image: Hobby House Die Cut Topper 'Wee Bunnies'
Design Papers: LOTV 'Nitwits - 'Perfect Pair'
Organza Ribbon: Craftwork Cards
Spellbinders: Grand Stately Circles One
Corner Dies: 
Flowers: The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - 'Cosmos Daisies' & 'Sweetheart Blossoms'
Martha Stewart: Butterfly Punch
Tonic Studios: Mini  Butterfly Punch
Alphas: Tim Holtz 'Wordplay'

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
Creative Craft Challenges - Just Checking 
Everybody Art - Flowers
LEJ Designs - Die Cuts and/or Punches
Creative Creations - For a Child
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes
Joanna Sheen - Girls Girls Girls
The Squirrel and the Fox - Here Come the Girls
Crafty Calendar - Blooms and Blossoms

And here are some photos of the birthday girl herself:

On her 'birthday' 2 years ago:
and her she is on holiday last week:

Thanks for popping by today - I really appreciate your visit and look forward to reading any comments you may wish to leave.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

More Juice Grandma!!

Good morning.
Thank you for all your kind words on my mini scrapbook yesterday - I really appreciate it :o)

Today I would like to share a framed scrapbook layout I have made for my scrummilicious Grand-daughter Lola Arizona using one of my most favourite photos from our afternoon tea at The Ritz
and the gorgeous stash I won last week from Craftwork Cards - aptly named 'Tea Dance' :o)



Tomorrow is Lola's 2nd birthday and this is one of the few gifts I have made for her. 
Another project made with love and one I really enjoyed bringing together.

Thanks for popping by today - I appreciate your support.
Have a fabulous day.
TTFN