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Saturday, 28 February 2015

All or Nothing at Sweet Stampin'

Hello again lovely peeps.
As promised in my earlier post today I'm back with another DT share and this time it's for the new challenge over at


and this week Team Abi are sharing inspiration on the theme

ALL OR NOTHING

Basically that means lots of layers or just one layer - you choose whichever suits you best.

Obviously I went with the LOTS of layers option :o)
I was recently asked to make an engagement card for a friend and they wanted the man to have ginger hair and the lady to have long dark hair and if possible a dog as well!!!!
Of course I said it wasn't possible to add the dog - but they were happy with the end result :o)




I used one of my most favourite colour combos - Pink, Black and Grey - so pretty don't you think?

Card Ingredients:

Image: LOTV 'Close Your Eyes'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: Nitwits FQB 'With This Ring'
Pleated Ribbon and Adhesive Heart Gems from stash
Martha Stewart Scalloped Heart Border Punch
Champagne Bottle from FQB 'With This Ring'

Our fabulous sponsor this week is:


Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the details of the prize on offer and to see the stunning inspiration from my very talented DT buddies.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Stempelsonnen - Anything Goes
Crafter's Cafe - Lots of Layers
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps - Use Ribbon and/or Lace
Tip Top Tuesday - Ruber Stamps Only
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
House of Cards - Love
Stamp and Create - All You Need is Love

Thanks for taking the time to visit me today and for all your lovely comments left recently.

Have a wonderful day.

TTFN


Clean and Simple at AGOAC

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
I'm so glad it's finally the weekend - this week seems to have dragged on :o(

I'm hoping the weather improves so I can get out for a lovely walk with my DH - which will give me the opportunity to try out my special toe mould I had made earlier in the week at my first visit to the podiatrist when I discovered the pain in my foot I experience when walking is caused by a condition called Morton's Neuroma - seriously if it's not one thing it's another these past few years!!!!  
But I won't let it get me down and hopefully the toe mould and the customised insoles I'm waiting to be made will make all the difference.


Anyway enough wallowing here's the real reason I'm here and that's to share my DT make for the new challenge over at 


and this week I'm playing host and I have chosen the theme

CLEAN AND SIMPLE

I picked this gorgeous rose from Pink Gem Designs to work with and created my card in Serif Craft Artist and here's what it looks like:




So simples but I think it's quite effective - hope you do too :o)

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

I'll be back in the blink of an eye with my second DT share for the day - that's definitely not so Clean and Simple!!!

Thanks for calling by to see me today and for all your continued support.

TTFN

Friday, 27 February 2015

Tie a Bow at Winter Wonderland

Good morning my lovey crafty friends.
Hope you've had a wonderful week and are ready for the weekend.

I've had a bit of an up and down week but glad to say more up now than down :o)

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


to share with you and this week the theme is 

TIE A BOW

Here's what I came up with:




Card Ingredients:
Image: DSB 'Alyssa'
Colouring medium: Copics
Design Papers: LOTV 'Pastel Dreams'
Sentiment: Stampin' Up
Ribbon and Adhesive Pearls from stash
A touch of Glossy Accents and Diamond Stickles

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


Challenges I would like to enter:

Creative Knockouts - Lots of Layers
Southern Girls - Get Your Girly On
Crafter's Cafe - Lots of Layers
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Lots of Layers
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Birthday with Sentiment
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes

Thanks for popping by today and for all your continued support.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Be a Sport at MAWTT

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Super quick post from me today as my squidgilicious Grandson Oliver is here to play -  the mornings I look after him have changed from Wednesday to Thursday and Friday si Ineed to get myself more organised in future but I was so tired and not feeling too well last night that I just didn't feel like scheduling my post :o(

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


and this week our lovely Susan is playing host and has picked the theme

BE A SPORT

Here's what I did:




Card Ingredients:

Image: Woodware Large Sentiment Stamp 'Golf'
Paper Pieced using LOTV 'Father Knows Best' Design Papers
Faux Stitching Stamp: Molly Blooms Stitch Border 1
Alphabet stickers from stash

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 calling in to see me today and for all your lovely comments left recently - I really do appreciate your support.

Have a wonderful day.
TTFN

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Take Your Pick at Papertake Weekly

Good afternoon my lovely crafty friends.
I can't believe it's been so long since I posted anything - well 5 days is a long time for me :o)
But I have been really busy with family visits and sleepovers.

Then to top it all my laptop seems to be running really slow - I spent over six hours last Thursday running a full system scan trying to see if there were any problems and then had to run another scan in safe mode to remove some suspicious files - it still seems to be running very slow though so I might need to book it in for a 'proper healthcheck' :o( 

So today we have a new challenge over at 


and this week we have our usual end of the month theme of

TAKE YOUR PICK 

with the options of using either Sketch #98 , Cool Colours, Use Kraft and/or Masking 

I took on the challenge of using all of the options and this is what I came up with:




I started be stamping the Heartfelt Creations Botanical Rose image and then masked that off before stamping the Penny Black Script usinbg Perfect Medium and then heaty embossed with True White EP.
Rose image coloured with Copics and background inked with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.
Design Papers: Craftwork Cards 'Time for Tea'
Sentiment: Pink Petticoat 'Lovely Mum'
Kraft card, Adhesive Pearls and Ribbon from stash

Our fabulous sponsor this week is
Simon Says Stamp

Offering 1 lucky winner



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

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Thanks for popping by - if I can get my laptop to work again later I hope to play catch up with you all this evening.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Cute at In The Pink

Good morning my lovely crafty friends. Hope you are having a wonderful week so far and those on half term I hope that you are relaxing and recharging your batteries for the return to work next week.

I had a lovely morning yesterday when I met up with my DT buddy Kat from 


Today I'm here to share my DT make for the new challenge and the theme is so simples

CUTE

BUT don't forget to make it PINK

With so many uber cute images to choose from I was in a bit if a tizz trying to decide but in the end I thought I would take the opportunity to get ahead with some Easter card orders and this is what I came up with:




I don't think you can deny that she is a little cutie :o)

So here's what I used:
Image: DigiStamp Boutique 'Easter Rosie'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: Pink Petticioat 'Marshmallow'
Sentiment: DigiStamp Boutique 'Cute Chicklets Collection'
Dies: Marianne Stitched Circle - embossed with Cuttlebug Spots & Dots
Ribbon, Flowers and Skeleton Leaves from stash

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

Challenges I would like to enter:

Crafting for all Seasons - Die and/or Punches
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Going Grey with Scrap Creations - BINGO (middle row down)
ABC - D is for Die Cuts
Crafting Musketeers - Cute

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

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

BINGO at Papertake Weekly

Good evening my lovely crafty friends.
I am soooooo late with my DT make for the new challenge over at 


So I'll get straight down to it.

This week we are playing 

BINGO
Just pick a line and let us know which one.

Here's what I did using the line:

PUNCHES, GLITTER and BLOOMS




Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers, Ribbons, Flowers, Adhesive Pearls: The Hobby House 'Blank Canvas Card Kit'
Sentiment: Whimsy Stamps 'Friendship Ticket Sentiments'

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

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

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Thanks for popping by.
Off to play catch up now :o)
TTFN

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Inpsired by a Song at Sweet Stampin'

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Happy Valentine's Day - hope you have all been spoilt this morning :o)

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


and this week Team Abi are being

INSPIRED BY A SONG

I don't think you will have any difficulties guessing what my song is hehe!!




So here's what I used:

Sentiments: Inkylicious 'Moments Memories' and LOTV 'Set 28 - Vintage Labels'
Stamped with Perfect Medium and Heat Embossed with Gold Shine EP
Spellbinders: Labels 18 and Floral Decorative Ovals
Flowers: Sheena Douglass 'Wild Rose Briar' 
Stamped onto Vellum with Perfect Medium and Heat Embossed with Gold Shine EP
Die Cut using matching die
 Numbers: Sizzix Tim Holtz 'Wordplay'
Old Paper Distress Ink
Pearl from stash

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

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

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Before I go I would just like to share some UBER exciting news with you.............................

I have been asked by Papercraft Inspirations to do THREE commissions for them - the first two I have completed and sent and I am currently working on the third one!!!
To say I'm excited and honoured is a total understatement.
I can't wait to share my makes with you - the first commission is due to be published next month - so watch this space :o)

Thanks you for calling by to see me today.
I am so grateful to you for all your continued support and lovely comments.

Have a fabulous day,
TTFN

Friday, 13 February 2015

For a Child at Winter Wonderland

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you are well and looking forward to the weekend.

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


and this week the theme is 

FOR A CHILD

and remember we are still in our non-Christmas makes phase at the moment.

Our fabulous sponsor this week is the very lovely Janet over at 

and I have used an uber cute new image 





Card Ingredients:
Image: Pink Gem Designs 'Some Bunny Loves You'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: Bo Bunny 'Isabella' (nearly all gone now sob! sob!)
Tattered Lace: Starlight Circle, Heart Border Die & Sentiments
Memory Box: Cherry Blossom
Pearl from stash
Glamour Dust 

This little cutie was posted to another little cutie - my snuggalicious Granddaughter Ruby Mae just in time for Valentine's Day - together with a scrummy Peppa Pig chocolate heart lollipop - wonder which she will like the best :o)

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:

Sketch Saturday - Sketch # 347
Crafting by Designs - Love is in the Air
Crafter's Cafe - Hearts
Crafting for all Seasons - Have a Heart
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Love
Inky Impressions - Valentine's/Love
Simon Says Stamp - All Creatures Great and Small

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

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Inspired by Favourite TV Programme at MAWTT

Good morning.
Hope you are having a good week so far.
I'm looking forward to the weekend as Jack will break up for half-term tomorrow, then of course I am hoping to be spoilt (just a little) on Saturday and on Sunday we are meeting all the boys and all the girls at Jamie and Rowena's new house - after we have all had some brunch at Frankie and Benny's - can't wait!!!

Anyway before all that I have a DT make to share with you for the new challenge over at 


and in order not to clash with my DT makes for In The Pink I am now playing along with my Team B buddies :o)

Our fabulous theme this week is:

INSPIRED BY YOUR FAVOURITE 
TV PROGRAMME

Now for me that was so hard to choose as I have soooooo many favourites but in the end I settled for 

STRICTLY COME DANCING 

and here's what I came up with:




 Card Ingredients:
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: First Edition 'Love Letters'
Die Cuts: Sue Wilson 'Italian Collection - Calabria'
Flowers and Enamel Dots from stash
Glamour Dust

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the fabulous inspiration from my lovely DT buddies and to give a warm welcome to our new playmates.

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Thanks for popping by today and for all your lovely comments left recently - I really do appreciate all your continued support.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Hearts and Flowers at Papertake Weekly

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

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


and this week we have the fabulous theme 

HEARTS AND FLOWERS

Now at this time of the year you would think that would mean Valentine's but there are only so many of those I need so I decided to make Jamie and Rowena a new home card instead using some scrummy stash from The Hobby House - who are our new sponsor this week - thanks Jill.

Here's what I did:




And here's what I used:

Image: Pre-coloured Wee Stamps 'Hopeful' Die Cut Topper 
There is also a gorgeous kit with this image available - as seen on Create & Craft last week 
Design Papers: LOTV 'Petal Fresh'
Flowers: The Hobby House 'Vintage Blooms - Aqua Blue'
The Hobby House 'Pearl String' 
The Hobby House 'Key Charm'
Tattered Lace Fronds
Martha Stewart Scalloped Heart Border Punch
Sentiment: PC Generated using 'Cutie Patootie' Font 
A touch of Glossy Accents added to the heart balloon

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

Our sponsor this week is the fabulous

offering 1 lucky winner

Challenges I would like to enter:

Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Di's Digis - Include a Heart
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes

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

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN