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Monday, 30 September 2013

Sketch Time at Cutie Pies

Good morning.
Hope you all had a lovely weekend.
I decided not to go to the Craft Event at Westpoint in Exeter as I am going to Leeds in a couple of weeks to the Christmas workshop with Dawny P at LOTV and thought it would be better to save my pennies for that.

So I made the most of my time alone and got ahead with quite a few DT makes that I will be sharing with you over the next couple of weeks.

Today I'm here to share my DT card for 


This fortnight we have a fabulous sketch for you to work with and the theme

BIRTHDAY

in celebration of The Cutie Pies second birthday

and as I said last week it's another (but thankfully the last) birthday card I made for Jack :o)




Card ingredients:
Image: Sponsor image Flat Friends 'Jock'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: Studio Calico 'Classic Calico Volume 2'
Spellbinders: Reverse Wonky Rectangles
Martha Stewart: Double Dot Border Punch
Memory Box: Party Lanterns
Sizzix Tim Holtz: Wordplay Numbers
Basic Grey Alpha Stickers
Buttons and Twine from stash
Tea Dye Distress Ink

Our sponsors this week are:

offering 1 lucky winner 4 digi images of their choice
and

offering another lucky winner $12 gift certificate

We also have some fabulous candy from our lovely Woo to celebrate our second birthday and 700 followers - see the main challenge blog for full details.

Challenges I would like to enter:

 2 Sisters - Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Birthday Card
Digitally Sweet - Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Monochrome
Paper Crafting Journey - For the Boys
Southern Girls - Monochrome
4 Crafty Chicks - BINGO (Buttons, Sentiment, Die Cuts)
Fab n Funky - Buttons

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

Have a fabulous day.
Unfortunately my morning will be spent doing the mahoooosive pile of ironing that seems to have grown overnight - but I will also make time to have a play in my little crafty haven later :o)

TTFN

Friday, 27 September 2013

What a Wally!!!

Good evening.
Just a quick post before the soaps start and then one of my favourite programs - Strictly!!!

Tomorrow I'm toying with the idea of 'popping' down to the Craft Event at Westpoint in Exeter as my DH and son are off to Old Trafford to watch their team play and won't be back until at least 8pm. When I checked it looks like it would only take just over 1hr 30mins to get there - I remember when I used to travel that far and back on a daily basis for work - something far less enjoyable lol!!!

Anyway I'm here to share my 'what a wally' moment I had this week.
There I was happily getting ahead with some DT work and feeling quite pleased with myself when I had finished making this card:

Without wanting to give too much away here was my checklist:
Sponsor Image: Check
Optional Theme - Swirls and Pearls: Check
Old or New Stash: Check
Sketch - DOH!!!!! - that was the 'what a wally' moment lol!!!

I guess it means I have an unexpected non-DT make to share with you - and I have a lovely card I can put in my box all ready to send to someone special :o)

So here's a few more piccies so you can see the stepper details and close up of the image:



Thanks for popping by this evening.
Have a good one.
TTFN

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Happy 80th Birthday!!

Good morning.
It's a bit dull here this morning and doesn't look like it will improve as the day goes on :o(
and my squidiglicious Grandson Oliver isn't coming over to play either as it's Aaron's day off so I guess the best place to be is tucked away in my lovely little crafty haven - after I've been to the Gym of course :o)

So before I head off I would just like to share a non-DT card with you - it's one I made a little while ago for my MiL to send to a friend who celebrated her 80th Birthday




Sorry about the blur on the photos - not sure how that has happened!!

Card ingredients:
Image: LOTV Coloured Art Pad 3 'Wild Flowers'
Design Paper: Received as a birthday gift from my lovely blogging buddy Sue - Thank you hun :o)
Spellbinders: Majestic Squares
Scrummy pleated ribbon and silver cord from stash
Memory Box: Number Die
Sentiment Tag: LOTV
The top piece of cardstock is actually embossed but the photo is that bad you can't even see it lol!!!

Challenges I would like to enter:

Crafty Little Fairies - Numbered Birthday
Tuesday Throwdown - Clean and Simple
Make My Monday - Flowers or Trees
Parade Your Crafts - Birthday
Stamp and Create - Birthdays
LOTV - Ribbon and/or Lace

Thanks for popping by to see me today - it's always lovely to see you here.
Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Sketch Time at Papertake Weekly

 Good afternoon.
Hope you are keeping well and those not I wish well soon.
I here today with my DT make for 


and this week we have a fabulous sketch to inspire you with or you can choose one from the PTW archives 
as it's a 

SKETCHIE FREE FOR ALL

I chose to work with the new sketch #83




Card Ingredients:
Image: LOTV 'Puppy Post'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: LOTV 'Krafty Christmas'
Sentiment: LOTV
Joy Crafts: Winter Wishes 'Ice Crystals Border' and 'Ice Crystal 3 Snowflake'
Martha Stewart Snowflake from Corner Die
Lashings of Glamour Dust and Viva Decor Ice White Pearl Pen

Our fabulous sponsor this week is 
Simon Says Stamp
offering 1 lucky winner
$20 voucher to spend in their online store.

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the awesome inspiration from my talented DT buddies and our 2 lovely GDT.

Challenges I would like to enter:
Sprinkle and Sparkle - Anything Goes with Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flock
Brown Sugar - Shades of Brown
CSAYL - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Christmas
Oldie But Goodie - Dies and Punches (my image is wayyyyyy more than 6 months old lol!!!)

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

Enjoy the rest of the day.
TTFN

Monday, 23 September 2013

Sketch #18 at Sketch n Stash - Option 'Birthday'

Good morning.
Hope you had a lovely weekend.
We certainly didn't see much (if any) of the expected sunshine but it didn't spoil things for us.
We had a fabulous evening on Saturday with Jack and a few of his friends - I can't believe how grown up they all are. They were so well behaved (and extremely quiet) at the sleepover and then yesterday they had their first football match of the season - and they won 7-1 :o)

So it's the start of a new week and today I'm here to share my DT card for

SKETCH n STASH

and this week we have another fabulous sketch to work with and the additional option of

BIRTHDAY

It's another birthday make for Jack I have to share
(there will be just one more next week too - ooooppppsss!!!!)

This one was for Aaron and Kerry to send:



Card Ingredients:
Image: LOTV 'Put Your Feet Up'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: Dovecraft 'Masculine' (some of my oldest papers ever!!!)
Sentiment: Stampin Up
Medium and small star punches from Hobbycraft
Card Candi from Craftwork Cards

Our sponsors this week are:

Offering 1 lucky winner
£10 to spend online
and

Offering another lucky winner
$10 to spend online

Oh and here's the fabulous sketch:


Challenges I would like to enter:

Addicted to Stamps - 1,2,3 (1 image, 2 numbers, 3 Design Papers)
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
My Mum's Craft Shop - Boys Only
Eclectic Ellapu - For a Boy
Glitter n Sparkle - Male Cards
The Squirrel and the Fox - Happy Birthday
Totally Gorjuss - Dotty
Crafty Little Fairies - Numbered Birthday

Before I go I would just like to share a couple of photos from Saturday evening:



Thanks for popping by to see me today - it's always great to see you here.
Have a wonderful day.

TTFN

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Pink Pink Pink and Gems at A Gem of a Challenge

Good morning.

Today I'm here to share my DT card for

A GEM OF A CHALLENGE

and this week Team Gems are sharing some inspiration on the fabulous theme:

PINK PINK PINK AND GEMS

Perfect opportunity to make some gorgeous pink and sparkly girlie creations.
Here's what I did:




Card Ingredients:
Image: Pink Gem Designs 'Chloe in Knitted Hat'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: Bo Bunny 'Isabella'
Sentiment: LOTV
Butterfly 'Prima Lifetime'
Prima Say it in Crystals
Sizzix Corner Die '659012'
Spellbinders: Floral Ovals
Adhesive Gems from stash

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:

Sweet Stampin - Glamour and Glitz
In the Pink - Bling it Up
Chocolate Coffee and Cards - Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles - Gems and Bling
Polkadoodles - Candy Colours
Wags n Whiskers - Sparkle

We are taking Jack and a few of his friends out for a meal to TGI Fridays this evening to celebrate his birthday that was earlier in the week - and then I've agreed to a sleepover too - must have been mad!!!!
Hopefully they will settle down to sleep though as they all have to be up early for their first football match this season.
Wish me luck :o)

Thanks for your continued support and all the lovely comments you leave - they really do mean such a lot.

Have a fabulous weekend.
TTFN

Friday, 20 September 2013

Happy Birthday Baby at Totally Papercrafts

Good morning.
Can you believe that it's Friday already - wow this week has gone so fast!!!
Maybe that's because I've been kept so busy lol!!!

So as it is Friday that means it's time for a new challenge over at

TOTALLY PAPERCRAFTS

and this week Team B are sharing some inspiration on the theme

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY

Here's what I did:




Card Ingredients:

Image: DSB 'Baby Rosie'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: Bo Bunny 'Smoochable' - MCH
MFT: Button Border Die
Spellbinders: Grand Decorative Circles, Floral Doilt Motifs, Plain Circles
Prima Flowers
Skeleton Leaves
Sentiment: LOTV

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

Challenges I would like to enter:

Hanna and Friends - Special Card Shape
Sisterhood of Crafters - Use a Digi
Oldie but Goodie - Die and Punches (Image, Papers and Dies all more than 6 months old)
Tip Top Tuesday - Shaped Cards
Kaboodle Doodles - Anything But Square
TPE - Digital Image and/or Digital Papers
Digistamp Boutique - September Customer Challenge

Looks like we could be heading for an Indian Summer - forecast is looking good for the weekend and most of next week - so I'm off to get the sun loungers back out of the garage :o)

Have a fabulous day.
Thanks for popping by - it's always so lovely to see you.

TTFN

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Anything Goes at Divas by Design

Good morning.
Hope you are all keeping well and those not I wish well soon.

Today I'm here to share my DT card for

DIVAS BY DESIGN

and this week the theme is nice and simples

ANYTHING GOES

My niece got married at the weekend and this is the card I made for them




Card Ingredients:

Image: LOTV 'Wedding Couple'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: First Edition 'J'adore'
Martha Stewart: Scalloped Heart Border Punch
Sentiment: LOTV
Ribbon from stash

Challenges I would like to enter:
Creative Craft - Use Ribbon
Whoopsi Daisy - Use More than 2 DP's
A Little Bit Crafty - CAS
Ladybug Crafts - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Inspired by a Song (Going to the Chapel)

Short and sweet from me this morning - my squidgilicious Grandson Oliver is just about to knock on the door and there are some floor puzzles waiting to be completed.
Then later this afternoon my snuggalicious Grand-daughter Ruby Mae will be coming for a snuggle with her Mum and Dad - they have just got back from Portugal.
My DH is on his way home - MiL now out of hospital - Jack has ordered his favourite Spag Bol made form scratch for tea - so a busy busy day ahead.

Hope to catch up with you all later.
Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Make it Sparkle at Papertake Weekly

Good afternoon.
What a miserable dull damp day it has turned out to be - but that's only weather wise - inside it's lovely and warm and cosy and a very happy place as today is my youngest baby's birthday.
HAPPY 15th BIRTHDAY JACK  - love you lots :o)

So today I would like to share my DT project for

PAPERTAKE WEEKLY

and this week the theme is

MAKE IT SPARKLE

I decided to have a play with my Gilding Flakes and new Indigo Blu goodies and here's what I did:




Ingredients Used:

Indigo Blu 'MDF Bauble' -   painted with Indigo Blu 'Park Lane Acrylic Paint'
Image: Indigo Blu 'Stag Cliffhanger'
Gilding Flakes: Indigo Blu 'Autumn Blaze'
Sentiment: Indigo Blu 'I Wish You A Merry Christmas'
Satin Ribbon from stash
Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink
Shabby White Frantage

Our fabulous sponsor this week is:
ribbon girl logo
offering 1 very lucky winner
ten-pound-gift-voucher

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
All Crafts - Anything But a Card
Bunny Zoe's - Something Blue
Created with Love - Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles - Anything But Square
Ladybug Crafts Ink - No Squares Allowed
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Stamping on Anything But Plain Paper
One Crazy Stamper - Christmas
Sparkles Forum Christmas - Non-Traditional Colours

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

Unfortunately it doesn't look like my DH will make it home this evening for Jack's birthday tea as his Mum is still in hospital :o(
We will have to have another special meal when he gets back :o)

Enjoy the rest of your day.
TTFN

Monday, 16 September 2013

Gilding Flakes and Sparkle

Good afternoon.

I'm back again with my second post for today - please scroll down or click here for my DT post for
Cutie Pies.
So as my DH is away I've been keeping busy and getting ahead with some Christmas makes. I recently treated myself to some gorgeous Indigo Blu goodies and here's a card I made using a couple of stamps.




Card Ingredients:
Images: Indigo Blu 'Baubles Flourish' and 'Snowman Dinkie'
Gilding Flakes: Indigo Blu 'Autumn Blaze'
Festive Berries Distress Ink
Glamour Dust
Adhesive Gems from stash
Sentiment: Kaisercraft

Challenges I would like to enter:
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
52 CCT - Colour Challenge - Red White and Kraft
Winter Wonderland - Frosty the Snowman
Crafter's Cafe - No Designer Paper

Unfortunately my MiL is still in hospital - with stomach problems - which means my DH won't be here in the morning for Jack's birthday :o(
Think I'll make his favourite breakfast - pancakes - and keep my fingers crossed John gets back in time for his birthday tea - hoping to go out with Aaron, Kerry and Oliver to a restaurant of Jack's choice.

Anyway - thanks for popping by (again) today.
Enjoy your evening - think mine will be spent in my little crafty haven :o)

TTFN