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Thursday, 27 November 2014

It's a Sing Song at MAWTT

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Apologies for being a little late with my DT make for the new challenge over at 


But I got a bit carried away sorting out and pricing up all my Crafty Christmas Fayre makes for this evening's Christmas Craft Fayre :o)

So better late than never here I am with my inspiration on the theme

INSPIRED BY A SONG 

and my song of choice is

COULD IT BE MAGIC
and here's what I did:





Now these are not Craft Fayre makes - oh no they are for two very special little peeps who are a bit worried that Santa won't be able to get into their house on Christmas Eve as they don't have a fireplace or chimney. So my scrummilicious Grand Daughter Lola Arizona and my squidgilicious Grandson Oliver will hopefully be happy that Santa will now be able to get in using one of these Magic Keys :o)

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

Thanks for popping by to see me today and for all the lovely comments left recently.

I'll be playing catch up with you all tomorrow as I still have lots to do for this evening and I think by the time I get back I'll be ready for my bed :o)

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Sketchie Free for All with Extra Take Your Pick at Papertake Weekly

Good afternoon my lovely crafty friends.
Brrrrr it's a cold one here today in Gloucestershire - a good excuse to stay cosy and warm in my little crafty haven making some more projects for my next Christmas Craft Fayre this Thursday and then another on Saturday :o)

But I've just had a wee break for lunch and to share my DT project for the new challenge over at 


and although it's the last Tuesday of the month and we still have the 

SKETCHIE FREE FOR ALL

we also have something new for you too 

TAKE YOU PICK

So you can use the new sketch or any other PTW sketch as always OR you can choose one or more from the following:

Colour Theme: Blues & Greens
Technique Theme: Masking 
Product Theme: Ribbon and/or Lace

I decided to use the new sketch and two choices from the Take Your Pick and here's what I did:




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

Challenges I would like to enter:

Tip Top Tuesday - Buttons or Bows
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
PDE Linky Challenge - Anything But a Card
Get Creative - Anything Goes - Optional Twist 'Glitter'
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze - Anything Goes

Thanks for calling by today - it's always great to see you here.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Monday, 24 November 2014

Challenge #152 at Sketch n Stash

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you had wonderful weekend.
Yesterday we had a trip to Gloucester Quays to the Victorian Christmas Market but didn't stay long at all as it was just sooooo busy - you couldn't even get a look at the stalls there were that many people!!! We did have a nice lunch at Nandos with Aaron, Kerry and Oliver though :o)

So today I have my DT make for the new challenge over at 


to share with you and this fortnight we have another fabulous sketch to play with.
I decided to rotate it to better suit my image :o)

My friend recently asked for a card for her friend that will be celebrating her 50th Birthday next month and she wanted something to do with sewing - as that is what her friend really enjoys.
I struggled at first but then I remembered I had a fabulous Joanna Sheen House Mouse CD and was sure it had a sewing image in it - and here it is:




Card Ingredients:
Design Papers: Maja Designs 'Coffee in the Arbour'
Flowers, ribbon and adhesive pearls from stash 
Leaves: Marianne Createables
Sentiment: Stampin Up
Numbers: Tim Holtz Sizzix 'Word Play'

Our sponsors this week are:
and

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:

Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
House Mouse Challenge - Add a Little Sparkle or Anything Goes
Cards Galore - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy - Pairs/Two of a Kind
Milk Coffee - Lots of Embellishments

Thanks for popping by to see me today and for all your lovely comments left recently - I really appreciate all your support.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Happy Birthday at Sweet Stampin'

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
I'm super excited to be sharing this post with you as I can now officially let you know I have been picked to join the lovely ladies over at 


so today I have my first DT card for them to share with you.

Sweet Stampin' are celebrating their 5th Birthday so the theme this week is 

BIRTHDAYS

(Must have Birthday reference on front of card)

I was recently asked for a couple of Birthday cards and one was for someone celebrating their 90th Birthday - WOW 
Here's what I came up with:




Card Ingredients:
Image: Hero Arts 'Dogwood Rose' Stamped a couple of times and layered
Colouring Medium: Copics 
Design Papers: LOTV 'Always and Forever'
Noor Designs Butterfly Border Die - cut twice to give a shadow effect
Diamond Stickles and Glossy Accents
Adhesive Pearls from stash

Our sponsors this week are:
Crafty Devils - offering 1 lucky winner:
and 

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

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Thanks for popping by today.
Time for me to go and 'try' to get Jack and his FOUR friends that slept over last night our of their pits - I must have been mad lol!!!!

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Friday, 21 November 2014

Let's Get Sentimental at Winter Wonderland

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
I can hardly believe it's Friday already - this week has just flown by in the blink of an eye!!!
Maybe because I have been so busy working ahem 'playing' - in my little crafty haven getting ready for some more Christmas Craft Fayres :o)

So as it is Friday that means it's time to share my DT make for the new challenge over at 


and this week Team Snowflakes are playing the theme

LET'S GET SENTIMENTAL

A perfect opportunity for me to ink up my gorgeous Mini Chalkboard Sentiments but this time I have stamped with Perfect Medium and then heat embossed with Gold Shine embossing powder for a more luxurious effect :o)




Card Ingredients:
Sentiment: Whimsy Mini Chalkboard Christmas Sentiments 
Sue Wilson Poinsettia Die, Holly Branch Die and Holly Embossing Folder
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles
Spotty Ribbon from stash

Our fabulous sponsors this week are

offering 1 lucky winner
and 
offering another lucky winner
$35 online spend 

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 - it's always great to see you here and I always look forward to reading any comments you may wish to leave.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Let it Snow at Divas by Design

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Thank you for all the lovely messages you left about my craft table I posted yesterday - you are all so kind and really help to boost a girl's confidence :o)

A super quick post from me this morning as my squidgilicious Grandson Oliver is on his way to play.
And today I would like to share my DT make for the new challenge over at 


and the theme this week is

LET IT SNOW

Perfectly apt for all the fabulous Festive Makes I'm sure you are doing :o)

Here's what I did:




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

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Thanks for calling by to see me today.
Hope to have a good bloggy catch up later as my DH is away this evening :o(

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Sooooo Girlie at Papertake Weekly

Good afternoon my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend and that your week has got off to a great start.

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


And this week the theme is 

SOOOOO GIRLIE

Nice and easy then :o)

I treated myself to this gorgeous new stamp when I went to the Craft Event at Newbury earlier this year and I thought it would be just perfect for this theme and this time of the year when I am in full Festive Makes Mode :o)




Not sure what that dirty looking mark is on the middle dress - which has been paper pieced - but it doesn't appear on it IRL!!!

Card Ingredients:

Image: Stamping Bella Uptown Girls 'The Three Amigas'
Colouring Medium: Copics 
Design Papers: LOTV 'Snow Princess'
Memory Box: Corner Bow & Lindeman Snowflake
Marianne Createables: Snowflake
Spacer and Pearl Brad from The Hobby House 
Lace and Adhesive Pearls from stash

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

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

Before I go I thought I would share a photo of my table at the Christmas Craft Fayre I did on Sunday - sorry that the lighting is terrible!!!


I had a brilliant day and sold lots - so this week I am busy restocking for my next Fayre next Thursday evening :o)

Thanks for popping by to see me today and for all your wonderful support and lovely comments recently.

Enjoy the rest of the day.
TTFN

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Let's Celebrate Kindness at MAWTT

Good afternoon my lovely crafty friends.
I'm running a little late with my DT post for the new challenge over at 


So I best get on with it!!!

This week we would like to see your projects that 

CELEBRATE KINDNESS

Here's what I did:




This is for my beautiful friend Claire who's birthday is on Monday.

As I'm a little short on time this week - so many things still to do before the first of many Christmas Craft Fayres this Sunday - I won't list everything used - but would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have - just drop me an e-mail :o)

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

I hope to have a bit of a bloggy catch up later this evening whilst catching up on some TV :o)

Thanks for calling by and for all the lovely comments left recently.

TTFN

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Two Legs or Four at Papertake weekly

Good afternoon lovely peeps.
Hope your week has got off to a good start - sending cyber hugs to those that need them - I know of a few that do :o)

Today I have my DT make for the new challenge over at 

PAPERTAKE WEEKLY 

and this week we have a fabulous theme of

TWO LEGS OR FOUR LEGS

So basically we would like to see images with either 2 legs or 4 legs - simples!!

I decided to have a play with one of my favourite Indigo Blu images from last year and some Gilding Flakes and here's what I did:




Card Ingredients:
Image: Indigo Blu 'Merry Christmas Deer'
Indigo Blu 'Flitter Glue' and 'Autumn Blaze' Gilding Flakes
Crafter's Companion Embossalicious Embossing Folder
Gingham Ribbon from stash
Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Even though there is a bow on this card - it is still quite flat and just about makes it as a standard letter for postage - result!!!

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

Whiff of Joy

Challenges I would like to enter:

Dream Valley - Christmas
Eureka Stamps - 4 Legged Friend
Love to Create - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Autumn Colours
A Crafty Mess - Anything Goes

Thanks for calling by today - it is always great to see you.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Monday, 10 November 2014

Challenge #151 at Sketch n Stash

Good afternoon my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

It was great to spend some time with my beautiful friend Claire at The NEC on Saturday but it was so sad to see her so heartbroken and devastated. But I do think it did some good to be out and about being 'normal' and of course we did do some crafty shopping but not as much as we usually do. 

So today I have a DT make to share with you for the new challenge over at 


and we have another fabulous sketch to work with.

Here's what I did:




And here's what I used:
Image: The Hobby House Pre-Coloured Die Cut Topper 'Elisabeth Bell - Summertime'
Design Papers: Maja Designs 'Coffee in the Arbour'
Pearl Strings from The Hobby House
Memory Box 'Lavish Branch'
Mini 2015 Calendar from stash

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

We have two fabulous sponsors this fortnight:
offering 1 lucky winner this prize:
and 
offering another lucky winner:
4 images of their choice.

It would be great to see you join in with us this time - looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

Before I go I would also like to let you know about the first Christmas Craft Fayre I have this weekend:
If you are in the area or you know someone who will be - it would be great to see you there :o)

Thanks for popping by today.
Have a fabulous evening.
TTFN