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Thursday, 29 May 2014

No Image at MAWTT

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

This is another scheduled post from me - well I wouldn't want you to miss me too much lol!!!

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

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES

and the lovely Carole is our hostess this week and has picked the fabulous theme

NO IMAGE
So the focal point is on the sentiment 

Here's what I came up with using my scrummy new Craftwork Cards stash




Not sure what has happened to the colours here as IRL it is more purple than blue!!??!!
Anyways it is what it is :o)

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

Hopefully I am now well chilled and developing a lovely tan :o)

Catch up with you soon.
TTFN

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Sketchie Free For All at Papertake Weekly

Good afternoon my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you are well and having a wonderful week so far.
Hopefully I'm having a great time lazing by the poolside soaking up the sun as this is a scheduled post whilst I'm away :o)

So I'm here in spirit to share my DT make for the new challenge over at 


and as it's the last Tuesday of the month then that means it's time for a fabulous new sketch from our Dawny or you could choose to use one from our archives as it's a 

SKETCHIE FREE FOR ALL

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




Our very generous sponsor this week is 
offering 1 lucky winner

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

Card Ingredients:
Image: Pre-coloured Elizabeth Bell die cut topper from The Hobby House 'Strawberry Tea' collection
Design Papers: Craftwork Cards 'Al Fresco'
Martha Stewart Scrolled Lace and Floral Lace Border Punches
Flower, Skelton Leaves, Ribbon, Adhesive Pearls and Charm from stash

Thanks for calling in to see me today and for any lovely comments you may wish to leave.
I look forward to reading them all when I get back and having a good old bloggy catch up with you :o)

Enjoy the rest of the day.
TTFN

Monday, 26 May 2014

Challenge #140 at Sketch n Stash

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend and hope the weather has been kind.

I am keeping my fingers crossed that Mr Blogger is still playing nicely and published this scheduled post whilst I am currently enjoying some quality time with my DH and Jack in Portugal.

Today I would like to share my DT make for the new challenge over at 

and this week we have another fabulous sketch for you to play with:


Here's what I did:



I have used some scrummy new stash from Craftwork Cards - they recently had a fabulous offer on 4 gorgeous Paper Pads in 6"x6" that came with some free matching die cut sheets full of sentiments and embellishments - well it would have been rude not to buy them :o)
These gorgeous papers and the sentiment panel are from the 'Time Flies' collection - love it!!!
Apologies for using my most favourite flutterby die at the moment again!!

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the fabulous inspiration from my lovely DT buddies.
Our wonderful sponsor this fortnight is:
 
offering 1 lucky winner
£10 to spend in their online store.

Thanks for visiting me today - and for any lovely comments you may wish to leave.
I'll be playing catch up with you when I get back next week.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Bluebell With Friend at The Stamp Basket

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
I am hoping Mr Blogger has played nicely and posted the first of my scheduled posts this week as I am currently up in the air on my way to Portugal for a week of sun and relaxation.
Fingers crossed for that too :o)

So I'm here with my usual Sunday Morning inspiration using scrummy stash from 


and this week I have kept my make fairly CAS with the focus on the sweetest image from 




So here's the links to the products used available from The Stamp Basket:

Stamped onto: Neenah Classic White
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: WRS 'Peach Blossom'
Heart Die Cut: Nellie Snellen Multi Frame Die - fantastic value in the Spring Sale at £5.96 for 7 dies :o)

Thanks for popping by to see me.
I'll catch up with you all when I get back.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
TTFN


Saturday, 24 May 2014

Use Felt or Fabric at A Gem of a Challenge

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Busy day ahead here in the Simpson household as I need to finish the washing, ironing and packing for our jolly holidays tomorrow. And in a moment of madness we agreed to letting Jack invite 3 of his friends round this evening for pizza and to watch the football - which doesn't finish until 10pm and we have to be up at 4:00am for a 7:00am flight!!! But he did do well in his recent mock GCSE's and that was his best bartering tool lol!!!

So this is my last 'live' post before we go away and this time I'm here to share my DT 'make' for the new challenge over at 


and this fortnight the theme is

USE FELT OR FABRIC ON YOUR PROJECT
Please note ribbon and/or lace not included

So I decided to think outside the box and this is what I came up with:




I have to say that these were so much easier to do than I had expected :o)
I simply resized the gorgeous pre-coloured Chloe images - keeping the height the same for all the vests and then made them smaller for the pants but again kept the height all the same.
Then I printed them onto fabric transfer paper - the one I bought didn't even need to have the images mirrored :o)
Leave to dry for a few minutes and then trim around close to the image - peel off the backing sheet - place where you want the image to go - cover with silicon paper and iron on with a hot non-steam iron - simples!!!
 I have to say I was thrilled with the end result though and they hopefully will be arriving with the recipient - my scrummilicious Granddaugter Lola Arizona today :o)

As always Janet is offering  lucky 1 winner 
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.

Thanks for popping by to see my today.
If I don't get round to visiting you later I'll catch up with you when I get back a week on Monday.
Have a fabulous weekend.

TTFN

Friday, 23 May 2014

Christmas Shopping at Winter Wonderland

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you've had a good week and are ready for an extended weekend - if you're in the UK :o)

Today I would like to share my DT make for 


and this week Team Snowflakes are sharing their inspiration on the theme

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING

Now as I have been busy getting ready for my jolly holibobs on Sunday I thought I would make a super quick card using a fabulous pre-coloured Kenny K topper from The Hobby House that my bestest blogging buddy Claire sent me in a huge parcel of goodies for my birthday last year - better late than never to use it eh??




How perfect is that image for the theme!!

Our fabulous sponsors this week are:
offering 1 lucky winner a stamp of their choice
and
offering another lucky winner

Card Ingredients:
Image: Kenny K Pre-Coloured Topper 'Christmas Shopping'
Design Papers: Kaisercraft - Magazine Freebie from last year - or maybe even the year before!!
Flowers and Twine from stash
Sentiment Tags: LOTV
Star Dust Stickles

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

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

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

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Anything Goes at Divas by Design

Good morning my lovely crafty friends. Hope you are all well and those not I wish well soon.
I am starting to get super excited now as just a few more days until I will be (hopefully) be soaking up the sun by the poolside in Portugal :o)

But today I have an important job to do - help my squidglicious Grandson make some new jigsaw puzzles and hopefully get to kick the ball around the back garden if it stays dry :o)

So before he arrives I would just like to share my DT make for the new challenge over at 


and this week Team B are sharing inspiration on that easiest of themes

ANYTHING GOES

I recently treated myself to some scrummy new Sugar Nellie images and that is what I decided to play with this time:




Now it may look like I had a terrible accident with the Stickles but I thought it would be a good idea to 'dab' it around her wings to look like 'fairy dust' - not sure it has worked - what do you think?

Card Ingredients:
Colouring Medium: Copics
Joy Crafts Butterfly Die 
Shabby Pink Frantage
Worn Lipstick Distress Stickles
Flower ribbon from stash 
Gorgeous flower embellishment bought with birthday voucher from my lovely DT buddy Janice - thanks hun :o)
Sentiment: Stampin' Up

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
The Sugar Bowl - Challenge 115 April Showers Bring May Flowers 
Aurora Wings - Butterflies
A&T emerald Fairies - Flowers, Ribbon and/or Lace 
A Little bit Crafty - Flower Power
Feeling Crafty - One for the Girls
Crafts 4 Eternity - To Die For
Polkadoodles - Things with Wings

Thanks for taking the time to come and visit it me today - it is always great to see you here and I love reading any comments you may wish to leave.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Oh So Cute at Papertake Weekly

Good afternoon my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you had a lovely weekend and managed to see and enjoy some of the gorgeous weather we had.
So disappointed that it hasn't stayed around for a while longer - would have been nice to get a head start on my tan before my jolly holibobs on Sunday :o)

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


and this week it is a super adorable theme

OH SO CUTE

So that gave me the opportunity to use one of my uber cute new LOTV fairy images and here's what I did with it:




Card ingredients:
Colouring Medium: Copics
Joy Crafts 'Butterfly Border' Die
Memory Box 'Chloe' Die
Lea'bilities 'Corner Flower' Die
Sentiment Tag: LOTV
Organza Ribbon from stash
Star Dust Stickles

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

Challenges I would like to enter:

Simon Says Stamp - Die Crazy
Cutie Pie - Cute and Bling
Fitztown - Feminine
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Things with Wings
The Ribbon Girls - Lilac and Purple

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

Enjoy the rest of the day.
TTFN

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Mariella for Lola at The Stamp Basket

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Hope the sun is shining wherever you are like it has been here in Gloucestershire.
Luckily I have been getting ahead with some DT work so I can enjoy it :o)

So today I'm here with my usual Sunday morning inspiration using some scrummy stash from 


and this week I have used an adorable image to make a special card for my very special scrummilicious Grand-daughter Lola Arizona who will be a BIG 3 years old on Thursday:




Here's the list of items used with links to those available from The Stamp Basket:

Image: Crafter's Companion Angelica & Friends 'Mariella' - Bargain at only £2.59!!
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: WRS 'Antique Library'
Memory Box: 'Forest Snail'
La La Land Fence 
Spun Sugar Distress Ink
Scrabble Tiles from stash
Butterflies: Martha Stewart Clay and Mould

Right I'm off to get the housework done and dusted so that I can relax on the decking - until it's time to cook dinner that is :o)

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN



Thursday, 15 May 2014

I Heard It On The Radio at MAWTT

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Looks like we could be heading for a few lovely sunny (and warm) days here in the UK - as I am typing my post the sun is shining and I have the patio doors wide open letting in some lovely fresh air.
I might even be tempted to set the ironing board up outside and catch up on that never ending mountain of ironing :o)

So before I do that I would just like to share my DT make for the new challenge over at 


and this week Team A are sharing inspiration on the theme

I HEARD IT ON THE RADIO

Here's what I came up with based on the song

♫♪I Am Sailing♫♪ by Rod Stewart




Talking of Rod Stewart I am starting to get excited as my DH bought me some tickets to see him live in June for Christmas - so there is just over 4 weeks to go - and of course I have my jolly holidays before that too - I am a very lucky girl :o)

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the gorgeous inspiration from my DT buddies and to see the fabulous 'Mellow Yellow' prize that is on offer to 1 very lucky entrant.

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Right where's that ironing basket!!!

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Pretty Pastels at Papertake Weekly

Good afternoon my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you are all well and those not I wish well soon.
I had a really lazy day yesterday - I had a headache I just couldn't seem to shift so I'm very glad that it's gone today :o)

As it's Tuesday that means it's time for a new challenge over at 


and this week the fab theme is

PRETTY PASTELS

Here's what I came up with:




Card Ingredients:
Image: Pre-coloured Elizabeth Bell Topper 'Summertime' from The Hobby House 
Design Papers: The Hobby House 'Love Me Do - Stripes' and The Hobby House 'Cherry Plaid'
Magnolia DooHickey Swirl
Adhesive Pearls - The Hobby House
Marianne Stitched Flower
Joy Crafts Butterflies
Sentiment Tag: LOTV

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

Challenges I would like to enter:

Cutie Pies - Bring on the Bling
Incy Wincy Designs - Birthdays
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes
Feeling Crafty - One for the Girls/Ladies
Stempelgarten - BINGO (Green Pearls Flowers)
Crafting at the Weekend - Anything Goes
Little Claire's - Spots and Stripes

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

Enjoy the rest of the day.
TTFN