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Saturday, 31 January 2015

Lots of Layers at A Gem of a Challenge

Hello (again) my lovely friends.
As promised I'm back again with my second DT share for today - please scroll down or click here to see my first post.

And this time it's for the new challenge over at 


and the theme this time is 

LOTS OF LAYERS

I decided to use this adorable Love Owl image - available here and it's on special offer too :o)
I thought it would be a perfect image to decoupage so that's what I did:




Hopefully this last photo shows the layers to the image :o)

Card Ingredients:
Image: Love Owl Topper - Pink Gem Designs
Sizzix Hearts Embossing Folder
Design Paper - from scrap drawer
Spellbinders: Timeless Rectangles
Worn Lipstick Distress Ink
A touch of Diamond Stickles

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

As always the lovely Janet is offering 1 lucky winner 

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

Thanks for popping by to see me again today.
Have a wonderful weekend.
TTFN
 

It's All About LOVE at Sweet Stampin'

Good morning my lovely crafty (and non-crafty) friends.

Are you ready for a wonderful weekend?
We don't really have anything planned but I'm sure it will involve a lovely walk with my DH maybe later this afternoon or tomorrow morning depending on the weather - although we did go for a walk on Thursday and got caught in a bit of a blizzard on the way back :o(

I'm also sure there will be a little play time in my little crafty haven of course - hoping to make a start with Jamie and Rowena's wedding stationery - it's soooooo exciting :o)

So I'm here today to share two DT makes - and my first one is for the new challenge over at 

SWEET STAMPIN'

where the theme is simply 

LOVE

So here's what I came up with using one of my most favourite Stamping Bella Uptown Girls and some perfectly gorgeous Design Papers from Pink Petticoat:




Card Ingredients:
Image: Stamping Bella Uptgown Girls '
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers:
Seam Binding & Heart Charm from stash
Christmas Red Stickles

We have the wonderful Mary & Andrea from 
ribbon girl logo
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:

Fairy Tale - Something with a Heart
QKR Stampede - Hearts
Simply Create Too - Happy Valentine's or Use Hearts
Stemplesonnen Challenge - Anything Goes
Wags N Whiskers - Hearts
C.R.A.F.T - Valentine's Day/Love
Cute Card Thursday - Stamping Mad
Little Miss Muffet - All You Need is Love
Red Rubber Inspirationals - CAS
Inspired by Stamping - Colour and Photo Inspiration
Addicted to Stamps and More - CAS
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Thanks again for popping by to see me and for all the lovely comments left recently. 
I love reading them and am always grateful for your continued support.
I'll be back very soon with another DT share :o)

Have a wonderful weekend.
TTFN

Friday, 30 January 2015

Lots of Layers at Winter Wonderland

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

I had a fabulous afternoon on Wednesday - I met up with a lovely new blog buddy and teamie from In The Pink - who spookily lives just around the corner from me - literally - Kat - it was so lovely to meet you and I hope we do it again (and again) soon.

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

WINTER WONDERLAND

and this week Team Snowflake are sharing inspiration on the theme

LOTS OF LAYERS

Here's what I came up with using a pre-coloured Kenny K image topper from The Hobby House for my squidgilicious Grandson Oliver's birthday in April from his Great Grandma Norma:




Our sponsors this week are:

offering 1 lucky winner
3 digi images of their choice

and



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

Challenges I would like to enter:

Alphabet Challenge - 'Y' for Years
Sister Act Cards - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
Paper Shelter - Lots of Layers
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
Ruby's Rainbow - Masculine Birthday

Short but sweet post from me today as we had a little house guest for a sleepover last night and he is just about to pop downstairs for his breakfast.

Thanks for calling by and for all your wonderful support.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Take Your Pick at Papertake Weekly

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

I had a busy weekend sorting out my little crafty haven - my DH bought me some new drawers and a corner table from Ikea so most of Saturday was taken up putting the furniture together.

I finished putting together the drawers on Sunday and then had the mega job of sorting through my stash!!!! I did have the intention of having a clearout as I went but just couldn't bring myself to getting rid of much :o)

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


and this week we have our new fabulous theme of 

TAKE YOUR PICK

(see the main challenge blog for the full details)

Here's what I came up:




I chose warm colours, fancy fold (centre step card) and buttons.

Our fabulous sponsor this week is
offering  lucky winner

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 here are some photos of my newly arranged little crafty haven:




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

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Button It!!! at MAWTT

Hello again my lovely crafty (and non-crafty) friends.

As promised (in this post earlier this morning) I'm back with another DT share and this time it's for the new challenge over at 


This week I'm playing host and I've picked the theme 

BUTTON IT!!!

Please don't think I'm being rude - I would just like to see some buttons on your projects :o)

I decided to get a bit inky with my card:




Card Ingredients:
Image: Hero Arts 'Big Flowers Pattern'
Stamped with Black Archival ink and heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder
Then inked over using Variety of Purple & Lilac Distress Inks
Leave image inked with Crushed Olive Distress Ink
When dry I added some Stardust Stickles
Sentiment: Marion Emberson 'It's all in the Words'
Shell buttons and heart shaped button from stash

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the gorgeous inspiration from my DT buddies - this is my last week on Team A as I will be swapping over to Team B next month :o)

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Thanks for calling in to see me (again).
Let me know you've been so I can come and see you too.

Enjoy your day.
TTFN

I'm In The Pink!!!

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
How's your week going - great I hope.

I have some exciting news to share with you today.................................

The very lovely Christine AKA Rizzo recently emailed me to ask if I would like to be a Pink Lady - so after a nano second thinking time and a quick dance around the room followed by a satisfying squeal of delight I emailed straight back to say I would be tickled pink (see what I did there) to be part of the fabulous team.

And today I am here to share my very first Pink Lady DT make for the new challenge over at


with the theme of

PINK AND PEARLIE

Here's what I came up with:




Card Ingredients:

Image: LOTV Pre-coloured Art Pad 27 'Beautiful Blooms'
Design Paper: LOTV 'Pastel Dreams'
Sentiment: Hobby Art Stamps 'Clear Sentiments'
Numbers: Tim Holtz 'Word Play'
Tattered Lace 'Starlight Circle'
Adhesive Pearls from stash
Worn Lipstick Distress Ink

We have a fabulous sponsor this week:
ribbon girl logo
offering 1 lucky winner:
ten-pound-gift-voucher

Please pop over to the main challenge blog  to check out the stunning inspiration from my lovely new DT buddies - you won't be disappointed :o)

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

I'll be back a little later with another DT share for you today - until then - thanks for popping by and for all your continued support - it really means such a lot.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Get in Shape at Papertake Weekly

Good afternoon lovely peeps.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend.
I did :o) The Strictly Live Tour was as A-MA-ZING as I hoped it would be - we had brilliant seats with a great view and a lovely scrummy curry before the show - a FAB-U-LOUS night out - thanks to my adorable DH - loves ya!

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


and this week we would like you to 

GET IN SHAPE

Now on a personal note that's exactly what I need to start thinking about doing - especially with Jamie and Rowena's wedding coming up later this year - but for the challenge it's only your cards/projects that need to 'get in shape'. Basically we would like to see 3 or more different shapes used - and your card base can even count as one too - simples!!!

So I dug out my hardly used MFT Blueprints dies - set 3
and here's what I came up with:




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 awesome inspiration from my lovely DT buddies.

Super quick post from me today as I am supervising Jack - he is at home on 'study leave' as he didn't have any exams today and if he had his way it would be more of a jolly than anything else but with two mock exams tomorrow I think his time would be better spent getting on with some revision and then some 'play time' later - so where's that whip???

Thanks for calling by to see me and for all your lovely comments left recently.
Catch up with you all laters.

TTFN

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Masculine Makes at Sweet Stampin'

Good morning my lovely crafty (and non-crafty) friends.
Hope you are well and those not I wish well soon.
I'm hoping that the weather doesn't take a turn for the worst (so far we have been lucky and missed the snow) as we are out tonight and I wouldn't want to get 'snowed out'!!!

Anyway before I start the beautifying process - and believe me that takes some doing :o)
I would like to share my DT make for the new challenge over at 


and this week we would like to see your

MASCULINE MAKES

Here's what I did:




Card Ingredients:

Image: Papermania Urban Stamps 'Time Pieces'
Stamped with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and edges inked with the same DI
'Holes' punched with 1" circle punch
Buttons and Button Twine from stash
Sentiment - I think it was a freebie from Craft Stamper magazine many moons ago

Our sponsor this week is:
offering 1 lucky winner:
£10 voucher to spend in their online store

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 today and for all your recent comments - I really enjoy reading them and always appreciate your support.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Friday, 16 January 2015

Show Us Your Metal at Winter Wonderland

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you are having a fabulous week and are ready for an even more fabulous weekend.

I know my weekend will be FAB-U-LOUS Darling as I will be enjoying one of my Christmas pressies from my DH - we are off to see Strictly Come Dancing Live at the NIA tomorrow evening and I can hardly wait :o)

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


and this week the theme is 

SHOW US YOUR METAL

I have kept my DT project nice and simple this week and made a little gift bag ready to fill with something scrummy for a loved one next month:



Here's what I used:
Design Paper: My Mind's Eye 'Lush - Red'
The wooden heart tag was one of many in a gorgeous gift box my beautiful friend Claire sent me for Christmas - thanks again hunnie I love it :o)
I added a Kaisercraft Rub-on to it 
Birdcage and Love word metal charms from The Hobby House - don't foregt to tune in to Create and Craft today at 10am and 2pm to see some gorgeous stash from them 
Ribbon and Button twine from stash
Simples!!!

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

Our sponsor this week is the fabulous 
offering 1 lucky winner 
£10 to spend in their online store

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Thanks for popping by - sorry if I've been MIA this week but with my DH away I have been spending time with Jack helping him with his revision for his mock exams this week and next week and helping him to relax too - yesterday we had a lovely trip down to The Mall - but he costs me a fortune - his favourite meal 'Nandos' and a new XBox 1 game - but he is worth it :o)

Hope to catch up with you later this evening - off to Pilates this morning.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN