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Monday, 30 May 2016

Always Follow Your Dreams

Good evening my lovely crafty friends.

Hope you've had a good weekend.

Mine didn't go quite to plan - we did get the jobs in the garden done but then we had a surprise visit from Aaron, Kerry and my squidgilicious Grandson Oliver so we made the most of the sunshine and stayed outside - much better than clearing out wardrobes any day!!!

Not much chance of getting them done over the next few days either as my snuggalicious Granddaughter Ruby Mae is coming to stay for a couple of days :o) 

And my DH is away visiting his brother in the Lakes so I guess I will have to wait until Friday when he's back.

Anyway I did have a little play with some more MDF and this is what I would like to share with you today
Ingredients Used:

MDF Fairy Door from The Wood Barn
Americana Deco Chalky Paint in Innocence and Everlasting White
Americana Decor Crackle Medium 
Laser Cut Sentiment from Noor Designs UK
Flutterby made using Martha Stewart mould and clay
Flowers and pearls spray from stash

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Thanks for popping by.
Have a fabulous evening.

TTFN

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Pretty Birthday Wishes

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.

Hope you have something nice planned for the Bank Holiday weekend - I think we are just going to potter around the garden sorting out pots etc - subject to weather of course.

 But we also have an indoor job sorting out wardrobes and cupboards ready for our new carpet fitting a week on Monday - I can hardly wait - we have had bare concrete floor in the hall and downstairs cloakroom for nearly 4 weeks now - so it will feel luxurious when the new carpet goes down.
And the reason we are sorting to the wardrobes is because we are having new carpet in the main bedroom and the front guest bedroom - including into the built-in wardrobes.

I do love a good clear out and tidy up - especially when it's finished lol!!!

Anyway I thought I would share this sweet little card I made for my scrummilicious Granddaughter Lola Arizona - who had her 5th birthday last Sunday - this was for my MiL to send
Love the gorgeous colours and foiling of this fabulous paper pad from Trimcraft - called 'Pick n Mix' I bought it to use for a recent magazine commission (not due out for a couple of months).
Image: LOTV Art Pad - sadly discontinued - but I still have sooooooo many unused :o) 
Pretty flowers from AMD and The Hobby House

Thanks for popping by.
Have a fabulous weekend.
I'll be playing catch up later whilst watching the final of BGT.

TTFN

Thursday, 26 May 2016

It's Easy as 1 2 3 at In the Pink

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.

I can hardly believe that it's Thursday already - and nearly the end of May - where does the time go!!!

So as it's Thursday that means it's time for a new challenge over at 


and this time our fabulous theme is 

1- 2 - 3 

So simply make a project featuring 1 of something 2 of something else and then 3 of something else - with the main colour being PINK of course!

I decided to make another paper embroidery hoop plaque:

1 Sentiment
2 Flutterbys
3 Flowers
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offering 1 winner $10 to spend online

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

Challenges I would like to enter

TBA

Thanks for popping by.
Have a fabulous day.

TTFN

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Friends are like Stars

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.

Another sun-shiney day here this morning - hope it lasts :o)
Although it does show all the dust and finger prints - especially those of little sticky fingers all over my patio windows - guess what I'll be doing later lol!!!!

So today I thought I'd share another piece of Home Decor I made at the weekend
This started as a square block of MDF - approx. 10cm x 10cm which I painted using chalk paint and then crackled the back and distressed the sides. The front I covered with a piece of dotty design paper before adding the Tattered Lace Starlight Square die cut frame - which I cut and layered two times.
I stamped the Inkylicious sentiment and then die cut using a MFT die from one of the Blueprints set and inked around the edge with Tumbled Glass and Faded Jeans distress inks.
Finishing with a few pearl stars.

This was super quick and simple - think I might make a few more in various colours ready for a Craft Fayre I have booked at the beginning of July.

Right I'm off to clean those windows and then have a play in my little crafty haven.

Thanks for popping by.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Monday, 23 May 2016

A Couple of Gamer Cards for My Mum's Craft Shop

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.

The sun is shining here in Gloucestershire today - doesn't that just make you feel great :o)

Today I'm here to share some inspiration for those tricky male cards using some fabulous stamps and dies from 


This set is just perfect for any of my 3 sons and these two cards will be for Jamie and Aaron whose birthdays are next month - loving being so organised - I wonder how long that will last lol!!!!
For the background I embossed with a Crafter's Companion Textures Embossing Folder then inked over with Creative Expressions Colour Cloud and then rubbed over some Gilding Wax.
The FABULOUS game controller is from this set 

currently out of stock but sure to be restocked soon
I drew around the outside of the dies to create a mat and layer - and I chose to do it in white and gold as Aaron had a custom controller made for Jack for Christmas last year in those colours and this card will be from Jack to Aaron for his birthday.
For this card I used the same stamp and die set together with MFT Blueprints 15
and the Design Paper is from this paper pad.

I'll be back later with another piece of Home Decor I completed yesterday.

Thanks for popping by.

I'm off to have a little bloggy catch up.

Have a fabulous day.

TTFN

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful

Good evening my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you've had a wonderful weekend.

I've spent most of mine in my little crafty haven just playing with some MDF and some gorgeous stash.

So tonight I would like to share one of the pieces I completed
Oooooh I do love a bit of Home Decor :o) 

Thanks for popping by.
Have a fab evening.

TTFN

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Wishing you a Beautiful Day

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.

Well the sun is shining here this morning in Gloucestershire and I'm keeping my fingers crossed it stays that way - hoping to get outside to do some ironing - it somehow always seems to make that 'chore' that bit easier :o)

So today I thought I'd share another one of the demos I did for 


on Create and Craft 
I started with two 6x6 base cards and trimmed each one diagonally in half on the front and then adhere the backs to each other to create a cries cross front.

Then I simply mat and layered with gorgeous pearl shimmer card and the stunning patterned papers from The Sentiment Toppers and Patterned Papers kit - this design is from the 'Treasure' range - so gorgeous!!!

The toppers are also from the Treasure range in the kit - although they are die cut already I also die cut them to better suit and fit my mat and layer die cuts from Spellbinders Blossom set.

Some Pearls Strings and some pretty flowers - the Pearl Roses were originally white and I coloured them with a Copic pen to match.

Finishing with a few Adhesive Pearls and a touch of sparkle to the Boutique Daisies - I just swooshed some glue gel on the petals with my finger and then dusted with Glamour Dust.

Thanks for popping by and for all your lovely comments and support.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Embroidery Hoop for the Hobby House Create and Craft Demo

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you are well and enjoying the weekend so far.

I just thought I would pop by to share the details of one of the demos I did for 


on Create and Craft this week.
The embroidery hoop is 7"x7" 

Hobby House Products used:

Other Products used:
Chipboard Alpahabet 
Glossy Accents
Tim Holtz Word Play Alphabet 
Memory Box Isabella Butterfly
Faded Jeans Distress Ink

Will pop back another day with the other demos.

Hope you like it.

Thanks for popping by.
Have a fabulous day.

TTFN
 

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Happy Anything at In the Pink

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you are having lovely week so far despite the torrential rain we have had the past few days :o( 
And to think I had my shorts on at the weekend - typical British Weather at it's best!!!

Anyway a super brief post from me this morning as I am just about to set off for Peterborough for my second live Create and Craft show for The Hobby House - 3:00pm on Sky 674, Freeview 23, Freesat 813 and Virgin 748 and I am keeping my fingers crossed that I have a better journey there than the one I had last week - luckily I built in some delay time as at one point it took nearly 2 hours just to do 10 miles - broken car on the M5 followed by a big accident on the M42 - surely that can't happen again - can it????

So before I get on my way I just wanted to share my DT make for the new challenge over at 


and this time our fabulous theme is 

HAPPY ANYTHING 

as long as the main colour is PINK 



I love these pretty colours that work so well with the main colour of PINK 

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

Our generous sponsor this week is the fabulous


offering 1 lucky winner 
£10 to spend in their online store.


Thanks for popping by and for all your continued support.
Have a fabulous day.

TTFN

Monday, 9 May 2016

Enjoy Your Day

Good evening my lovely crafty friends.

I'm here to share my DT inspiration using some gorgeous goodies from 


But first I just have to say a MAHOOOOOSIVE 

THANK YOU 

 for all the amazing comments here and on FB following my first show on Create & Craft.
What an amazing experience - although I was very nervous I totally loved every minute of it.
I can't believe how lucky I am to have this opportunity.
Super thrilled to let you know that my next show is this Thursday at 3:00pm - still feeling nervous but a little less so (at the minute lol!!!) 
I have another busy week ahead preparing some demos and learning about the products - so please forgive me if I don't get round to visit you - I hope to do that soon though.

Anyway as I said at the start of this post I'm really here to share my DT inspiration for MMCS and this time I have another CAS m make using another image from the Altenew Botanical Garden Stamp Set - heat embossed and then coloured with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen and fussy cut.

Simple layering of some gorgeous Wild Rose Studio 'Silverton Hall' Design Papers die cut using MFT Die-Namics Fishtail Stax.
Thanks for popping by.
Have a fabulous evening.
TTFN

Friday, 6 May 2016

Eeeekkkk!!!!!! Today's the Day - Create and Craft Demo's

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.

Hope you are well and those not I wish well soon.

So today's the day and right at this moment I am really trying to keep busy so that my mind doesn't start thinking too much about what lies ahead at 6:00pm this evening........................

MY FIRST LIVE SHOW 
on Create and Craft for 
 Eeeeekkkkkkk!!!!!!!! Sounds pretty scary but I am also soooooo excited and looking forward to it.

My tummy feels a little wobbly - especially when I think about all my friends and family watching so I think I will try to just focus on the lovely presenter that I'm guesting with and the well prepped demos I hope to get done.

Some of you may have seen the sneaky peeks on FB but I thought I would share them in here as well for those that don't do FB.

All made with the gorgeous products available on the show and here's a link to them


Thank you all so much for you encouragement and support.
Wish me luck :o)

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN