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Saturday, 30 November 2013

Season's Greetings from Rudolph

Good morning.
Thank you for all the well wishes yesterday.
I went to the Doctor's and I have a nasty virus that is doing the rounds and I have severe Larnygitis so I have to TRY not to speak as much as possible - not sure how well I will cope with that one when 'the boys' are always asking 'where's this that and the other' or 'how do you do this that and the other' lol!!!

Anyway I'm here to share another festive make with you and this time I have used one of my new Sizzix dies I got on special offer recently - I love it :o)




It's a bit of an unusual size card for me - A6 - but I cut the card so that it has a side fold opening on the short side to better suit the LO.

Card Ingredients:
Image: Tim Holtz Sizzix Bigz Die 'Reindeer Flight 656923'
Spellbinders: A2 Filigree Delight Frame
Design Papers: Dovecraft Back to Basics 'Vintage Christmas'
Sentiment: Stampendous 'Christmas Wishes'
Crushed Olive Distress Ink

Challenges I would like to enter:

ABC Christmas - No Squares Allowed
52 CCT - Previous Themes (#15 Christmas Animals)
Sister Act Cards - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts - Ho Ho Ho Holidays
4 Crafty Chicks - Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Christmas/Winter
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Stampavie and More - Christmas
Craft Room Challenge - Vintage Christmas

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

Right today I need to get all my 'crafty makes' sorted and ready to take to the Christmas Craft Fayre tomorrow.

Have a fabulous weekend.
TTFN

Friday, 29 November 2013

Going Going Gone!!!!

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you are all well and those not I wish well soon.
I've been a bit quiet lately - not just with blogging but literally too!! I had a sore throat at the beginning of the week that developed into a barking cough and then on Wednesday I lost my voice totally - which somewhat confused poor Oliver when he came to play :o(
So today I have an appointment at the Doctors to see if I need antibiotics.
Obviously John and Jack think it's hilarious - especially when I answer the phone lol!!!

Anyway I have another Christmas card to share with you today 




Card Ingredients:
Design Papers: LOTV 'Simple Joys'
Twine from stash
Diamond Stickles
Viva Decor Pearl Pen - Red

Challenges I would like to enter:

Crafting By Designs - Christmas/Winter
Crafter's Cafe - Anything Goes
Paper Minutes - Christmas Clean & Simple
Lexi's Creations - Christmas

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

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Use Red at Divas by Design

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

I'm here today with another DT make to share with you and this time it's for 


and the theme is 

USE RED

Here's what I did using one of our sponsor's images:




Card Ingredients:

Image: Delicious Doodles 'Snowy Postbox'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Spellbinders: Timeless Rectangles
Sentiment: Craftwork Cards
Embossalicious Snowflake embossing folder
Lashings of Diamond Stickles

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

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Thanks for popping by to see me today - your visit is very much appreciated and I also look forward to reading any comments you may wish to leave.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Sketch Time at Papertake Weekly

Good afternoon.
Brrrr someone has definitely turned the cold air on high today - it's freezing out there so I guess the best place to be is wrapped up safe and warm in my little crafty haven :o)

Today's share is my DT project for 


and this week it's 

SKETCH TIME

either using the fabulous new sketch Dawny P has made for us or any other from the PTW Sketch Archives

I decided to use the new sketch and here's what I did with it:




Another gift bag for my Craft Fayre on Sunday :o)

Ingredients Used:
Image: LOTV Pre-Coloured Art Pad 14 'Festive Foliage'
Design Papers: LOTV 'Simple Joys'
Memory Box 'Precious Stockings'
Magnolia Doo Hickey 'Sprawling Ferns'
Star Dust Stickles
Flowers and Berries 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:

TBA

Thanks for popping by today and for any comments you may wish to leave - I always look forward to reading them :o)

Enjoy the rest of the day.

TTFN

Monday, 25 November 2013

Home Sweet Home

Good morning. Hope you all had a lovely weekend.
Mine was a busy crafty one - still trying to get ahead with December DT makes and my Christmas Craft Fayre (this weekend). 
Jack played football yesterday and his team won again - so they are now through to the quarter finals :o)

I have another piece of Home Decor to share with you today - using an MDF item I purchased at the NEC in March (I think!!!) 


See the MDF keys - well here's what I did with one of them:





I started by painting the key with Gesso and then a Mother of Pearl Pearlescent paint. 
Then I covered it with some Decopatch Tissue paper and painted another thin coat of the pearlescent paint over the top.
I found the Home Sweet Home sentiment on the internet - but I can't find the link again :o(
Flowers from Live Love Crafts and from stash.
Memory Box 'Bookcase Key' Die and Madera Corner 
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Adhesive Pearls from The Hobby House
Black Seam Binding from stash

Challenges I would like to enter:

Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Inkspirational - Anything Goes
A Creative Romance - Vintage Style
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Any Sentiment 
Cute Card Thursday - Anything But a Card
Loves Rubberstamps - Shabby Chic or Vintage.

Thanks for popping in today - it's always great to see you here.
Have a fabulous day.

I'm off to get some of the dreaded ironing done :o( and then have another little play in my crafty haven :o)

TTFN

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Shop 'Til You Drop - Gift Bag for The Stamp Basket

Good morning.
Hope you are having a lovely weekend - so far :o)

I had a busy day yesterday in my little crafty haven making some more bits and pieces for my Craft Fayre next weekend.

So today I'm here to share a festive gift bag I made using some scrummy stash from 

THE STAMP BASKET

The cardstock in the pictures look black - but it's actually chocolate brown :o(





Ingredients used:
Image: Little Darlings 'Shop 'til you Drop'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Magnolia Doo Hickey Ferns
Sentiment: LOTV Christmas Tag
Walnut Stain Distress Ink

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Thanks for popping by to see me today - it is always great to see you here.
I always look forward to reading any comments you may wish to leave.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
TTFN

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Sparkles at A Gem of a Challenge

Good morning.
Hurrah it's the weekend - a time to enjoy some quality time with the family.
Not sure what our plans are this weekend but I'm sure it will be lovely nonetheless.

Today we have a new challenge over at

A GEM OF A CHALLENGE

and this week it's the turn of Team Gems to inspire you with the theme

SPARKLES

Here's what I made:




I bought some of these fabulous gift boxes at the NEC and have made a few of them for my Craft Fayre next weekend.

This used:
Tree Gift Box from Which Craft 
Image: Pink Gem Designs 'Reindeer Jodie'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: LOTV 'Woodland Wishes'
Sizzix Primitive Star
Lashing of Glamour Dust
Sentiment Tags: LOTV 'Christmas Sentiment Tags'
Pearl Spray and Pearl Star from stash
Walnut Distress Ink

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the super sparkly makes from my lovely DT buddies.

Hope you can find time to join us this week - you could be the lucky winner of the fabulous prize on offer:

2 Individual Digi images
(NO SETS, PERSONALISED WATERMARK'S OR SENTIMENT SETS) 
of the winners choice from PINKGEM DESIGNS.....

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Many thanks for popping by today - it's always lovely to see you here.
Have a wonderful weekend.
TTFN

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Music Inspired at MAWTT

Good morning.
Just a very quick post this morning as my squidgilicious Grandson Oliver will be knocking on the door any minute now :o)
I love how he always is soooooo pleased to see me and runs straight to me to give me a great big squidge - hence the nickname 'squidgilicious'

So here I am to share my DT make for the new theme over at 

and this week the very lovely Pami has picked the theme

MUSIC INSPIRED 

I took the opportunity to ink up a cute LOTV image to make a card for an order from my friend for her BiL who loves to play the guitar:




Card Ingredients:
Image: LOTV 'Playing Guitar'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: Tim Holtz 'Vintage Shabby' Pink Petticoat 'Mr Moustache'
Star Punch - small and medium 
Guitar Charm from stash
Spellbinders: Lacey Squares and Plain Squares
Sentiment: Stampin Up

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:

TBA

Thanks for popping by to see me today.
Hope to catch up with you all a little later.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Giving Thanks at Papertake Weekly

Good afternoon.
Hope you're having a good day so far.
I've been out this morning doing a little more Christmas shopping. Nearly all finished now - just a few bits and pieces to buy (mainly for the boys) and I hope to find them when I go shopping again with Rowena on Friday :o)

Then I guess I will have to start thinking about wrapping them up - a bit at a time - so I don't have it all to do on Christmas Eve - which is often the case lol!!!

So I'm here to share my DT project for 


and this week the theme is 

GIVING THANKS
Here's what I came up with:



Card Ingredients:
Image: LOTV Pre-coloured Art Pad 3 'Wild Flowers'
Design Papers: LOTV Nitwits 'Perfect Pair'
Sentiment: LOTV Set 28 'Vintage Labels - Occasions'
Flowers, Ribbons, Pearls and Charm from stash

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

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Thanks for your visit today - it really means a lot.
Enjoy the rest of the day.
TTFN

Monday, 18 November 2013

Let it Snow!!

Good evening.
I'm back again with my second post for today - please scroll down or click here to see my DT card for Sketch n Stash.

I just couldn't resist sharing the project I have been working on for the past few days using some MDF letters I bought at the NEC :o)





I started by painting the MDF letters with white Gesso then I added a coat of Cornflower White acrylic paint.
When that had dried I stamped the cute Penny Black 'Sweet Snowman' image and then masked him off before painting with Indigo Blu Acrylic Paint 'Grandma's Tea Cup'
Then I coloured Snowy Copics.
Other ingredients used:
Sizzix Primitive Stars
Martha Stewart Arctic Snowflake
Ranger Rock Candy Distress Glitter
Glamour Dust
Pearls from the Hobby House
Sequins and White Seam Binding from stash

Challenges I would like to enter:
Little Claire's - Christmas
Artisitc Stampers - Christmas
Crafty Catz - Anything But Square
Creative Corner - Let it Snow
4 Crafty Chicks - Snowflakes
ABC Christmas - Winter Wishes
Songbird - Favourite Song (Let it Snow)
Deep Ocean - Winter

Thanks for popping by (again) and for all your lovely comments left on my first post.

Have a fab evening - looking forward to a night in front of the telly :o)

TTFN

Challenge #126 at Sketch n Stash with Lots of Layers

Good morning.
Hope you had a lovely weekend.
The weather was pretty miserable here but the company was fabulous.
Will share a couple of pics of my snuggalicious Grand-daughter Ruby Mae with you at the end of this post.

So it's the start of a new week and also the start of a new challenge over at 


and this time our optional theme is 

LOTS OF LAYERS

and the fabulous sketch we have to work with makes that nice and simples :o)

Here's what I did:



Our wonderful sponsor this fortnight is:
Offering 1 very lucky winner:

Card Ingredients:
Design Papers: LOTV 'Perfect Pair'
Hobby House Flatback Pearls 
Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Viva Decor Ice White Pearl Pen (added to the centre of the flower heads)

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:

Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint - Anything Goes
Joanna Sheen - Celebrate
Totally Gorjuss - 3 Patterned Papers
Sister Act - Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Feminine
Crafty Creations - Dies/Punches
Fab n Funky - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - Pearls and Swirls

Before I go, as promised here are a few photos of Ruby Mae taken yesterday.
She is sooooo close to being on the move - let the fun and games begin lol!!!




Thanks for popping by today - it's always lovely to see you here.
I really appreciate all your support and always look forward to reading any comments you may wish to leave.

Have a wonderful day.
TTFN