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Thursday, 29 October 2015

It's the Most Magical Time of the Year

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you are well and enjoying your week.

I had a wonderful weekend away 'Up North' visiting family - a VERY long overdue visit to see my brother and my sister - it was fabulous.

Then I had two very special little visitors to stay this week - my adorable Granddaughters so I have been kept busy and away from my little blog again - but real life does come first I'm afraid :o)

So today I'm here to share my DT make for a couple of challenges.

Over at 


we have the theme of 

MAGICAL

and over at 


it's the usual 

ANYTHING GOES

Here's what I came up with - well Christmas is quite 'Magical' to me :o)
And as it will probably be for one of my beautiful Granddaughters it just had to be Pink - well that and it's my DT make for In the Pink too lol!!!
Card Ingredients:

Image: Sugar Nellie 'Hey Little Birdie'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Joy Crafts 'Winter Wishes - Snowflake Border'
I added some red liner extra strong double sided tape across the top of the snowflake border and then some fine pink glitter.
Pink Crystals from The Hobby House - Embellishments will be on Create & Craft tomorrow at 10am
I also added some 3D White Snow and Crushed Ice Crystals to the 'fur' on her coat and boots.
And of course lashings of Glamour Dust to her wings.

Our sponsor at In the Pink this time is 


offering 1 lucky winner £10 voucher to spend instore

and our fabulous sponsor over at The Sugar Bowl is


and 1 lucky winner will win 4 Sugar Nellie digi images of their choice.

There is also a DT call over at The Sugar Bowl - and I am throwing my hat in and keeping my fingers crossed as I totally adore these images - so wish me luck :o)
Click the image below for full details.


Challenges I would like to enter:

4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes 
As You Like It - Favourites Brights or Pastels - mine is Brights I love how they make an image pop
Crimbo Crackers - Pink 
Cute Card Thursday - Sparkles
ABC Christmas - 'V' is for Very Cute 
Fab n Funky - Christmas 
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Thanks for popping by.
Have a fabulous day.

TTFN

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

It's All About the Base at Papertake Weekly

Good afternoon my lovely crafty friends.

Hope you are well and had a wonderful weekend.

The sun is shining here in Gloucestershire today but there is definitely a nip in the air - great for a brisk walk which is what I'm hoping to do later this afternoon.

First though I would like to share my DT me for the new challenge over at 


and this week our lovely Dawny has picked the theme 

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE BASE

So no square projects this week.

I think it would be fair to say I might just about have it covered with this piece of Festive Home Decor that I have made for one of my upcoming Christmas Craft Fayres -
although this may not make it either (see this post) as my DiL has her eye on it lol!!!
Gorgeous Dutch Doobadoo MDF 'Winter Set' from Noor Designs UK
Design Papers: First Edition 'Jingle All the Way'
Vintage Seam Binding from The Ribbon Girl
Berries from Anna Marie Designs
Poinsettias from Hobbycraft
Christmas Red Stickles

Our sponsor this week is the fabulous Mary and Andrea from
offering 1 lucky winner


Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Thanks for popping by.
Hope to play 'catch-up' (again) with you all later this evening as my DH will be away in Manchester for work so I shall have the TV on in the background and MacBook on my lap having a good old bloggy browse.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Pink Ribbon at In the Pink

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
You can pick yourself up off the floor now - yes I am back again this week with another post - that's three days in a row now - things are definitely looking up lol!!!!

Now you may be surprised that this time I am here to share my DT make for the new challenge over at 


and no you haven't misread it - I am super thrilled to say that I have re-joined the lovely Pink Ladies and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Christine AKA Rizzo 
(and all the other FAB-U-LOUS Pink Ladies) for having me back.

So this fortnight we would like to see you use 

PINK RIBBON

somewhere on your projects in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Here's what I came up with:
Card Ingredients:
Design Papers: LOTV 'Romance and Roses'
Ribbon, Lace and Mini Roses from The Ribbon Girl (leftovers from my Son's wedding stationary)
Martha Stewart Scalloped Heart Border Punch 
 Adhesive Pearls from stash

Our sponsor this time is the wonderful

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 again today.
Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Let it Snow...........................

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Things are looking up and I must be getting back to 'normal' as I'm here with another post today lol!!!

Last week I mentioned that I had been busy with some Festive Home Decor makes for my upcoming Christmas Craft Fayres next month so today I would like to share one of them with you:



I love the simplicity and elegance of this - it would definitely be something I would have in my home at Christmas (so it may not even make it to the Craft Fayre lol!!!)

Here's what I used:
MDF Essential Hearts from Noor Designs UK
Painted with: Chalky Paint in Lace
Design Paper: First Edition 'Gilded Winter'
Dies: Sue Wilson 'Let it Snow' and Memory Box 'Lindeman Snowflake' 
Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch 
Vintage Seam Binding
Adhesive Pearls, Pearl Brad, Snowflake Charm and Rhinestone Sparkler from The Hobby House

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Thanks for popping by to see me today and for all your continued support - I really appreciate it.

So today I will be back in my little crafty haven working on my latest magazine commission and then  more Christmas makes - hopefully they WILL make it to the Craft Fayres!!!

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Two by Two at Papertake Weekly

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

I had a lovely family weekend. It was the first time I saw the happy couple since their return from Honeymoon and we had a good catch up over a scrummy roast beef dinner. 

I also had my squidgilicious Grandson Oliver for a sleepover on Sunday evening so I could take him to school on Monday whilst Mum and Dad were supposed to be enjoying a hot air balloon ride - Aaron's birthday gift to Kerry earlier this year - I say 'supposed' to be enjoying as unfortunately it got cancelled because it was too windy but they didn't know that until they were on their way :o( 
They now have to wait until March next year before they can rebook!!! Well I suppose it's something to look forward to!!!

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


and this week the lovely Dawny has set the theme of 

TWO BY TWO

So that could be two images, two design papers, two types of embellishments - or something else that you come up with - just let us know what it is.

I have used two design papers, pearls and gems, two sentiment tags, two flutterbys and two floral arrangements.

 As our sponsor is the lovely Jill from 
I have used some gorgeous Hobby House goodies:

Image, Design Papers, Adhesive Gems and Pearls all from 'Daisy Mae Draws Cottage Garden' Kit

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.
TTFN

Thursday, 8 October 2015

My First Masterclass - Sooooooo Excited!!!!

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

I have something super exciting to share with you today...............

My first Masterclass in Papercraft Inspirations will be in the shops tomorrow - just sayin' :o)

Here's a sneaky peek:




Thanks for popping by.
Have a fabulous evening.
TTFN

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Anything Goes at Papertake Weekly - Optional Halloween Treat Holder

Good evening my lovely crafty friends.

Hope you had a wonderful weekend and that your week has good off to a great start.

I'm thrilled to be sharing some simple Halloween Treat Bags with you today as my DT project for the new challenge over at 

PAPERTAKE WEEKLY

I'm thrilled because it's a sign of things getting back to 'normal' in the Simpson household!!!




Super simple makes using my fabulous Memory Keepers 'Gift Bag Punch Board'
Digi Design Papers printed onto linen cardstock
Sentiments from Pink Petticoat 
Spiders web and ribbon from stash 

Our sponsor this week is the fabulous


offering 1 lucky winner


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

And here's the reason my DT makes 'had' to be super simple this week:




I had my snuggalicious Granddaughter Ruby Mae here until the weekend whilst Mum & Dad are relaxing on their Honeymoon. 
After 5 days of lots of fun and laughter the house now seems super quiet :o(

Good news is I have been super busy in my little crafty haven though with lots of Festive Home Decor makes for my upcoming Christmas Craft Fayres next month - will share some with you soon.

Thanks for popping by to see me today and for all the lovely comments left on the photos from the wedding - they really meant such a lot.

Have a wonderful evening.
TTFN