Thursday, 29 January 2015

Matt or Shiny!

Morning, running late as usual with my post for As You Like It. Must try and be more organised, I'm even more out of sorts since hubby called it a day, not that he's sitting about idle here apart from all the cups of tea he keeps popping in for,he does still have a full time job here on the farm to keep him occupied so work goes on but least I see him in the evenings now.

This fortnight we would like to see  your favourite,  Matt or Shiny creation and remember to tell us why in your link up.

We are sponsored by
http://www.stampandcreate.com

I'm mostly a matt card and paper person, like to add touches of the shiny stuff, makes it pop. I have used Nitwits papers, they are supposed to be of blue colours but my photo skills on this one gone awol. So much prettier in real life. Kept it very simple and I have added a wee bit of the shiny stuff, a Teddy charm.






http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.co.uk - Teddies/Teddy charm
http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/ - Something old/Something new/ old dies/new papers
http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes

Thanks for dropping in bye
x

Thursday, 15 January 2015

As You Like It Challenge

Welcome to my blog
 and
 a new challenge starting over on 

This fortnight we would like to see your
 Favourite Embossing Folder

and remember to tell us why in your link up.


We are sponsored by        My Mums Craft Shop


My first card I have made this year, think I would receive the best award for time waster lol! Never seem to have much to show for my days and have an added time waster! Hubby has taken early retirement, a new beginning for us both, funny having him around everyday. Im sure if I suggest jobs around the house I won't see him for dust! At the moment I am following a colouring course on line at Kit and Clowder which I won on the Sugar Nellie blog, slow going but really enjoying it. Maybe take a rest from it and go and play with my new stash that's been lying on my desk waiting to be played with, dairn't go onto Pinterest for some inspiration as time seems to slip away so fast and then its  time for the humdrum things in life and crafting on hold once again lol!
 Okay, about my card for today.

I have used Couture Creations 'Tied Together' embossing folder. Love it, especially for Wedding, Anniversary etc cards. Love the trellis affect and how you can add embellishes or not.



Cream Linen card
Red card
7x7 Cream card for base
Memory box heart die
Docrafts scalloped dies
Spellbinder with love die
Annie Allsop red\cream papers
Flower punch
Lace and pearls from stash


http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.co.uk - Anything Goes/Twist/ Spellbinders 'with love' die
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com/ - Something New/Spellbinders 'with love' Die/Papers
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.co.uk - Anything Goes
http://craftycardmakers.blogspot.co.uk - Something Old/ Dies/Ribbon Something New/ Dies/Papers
http://avenue613.blogspot.co.uk - techniques/dry embossing, paper piecing, flower making, die cutting
http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.com/ - Die cuts and punches



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Thursday, 1 January 2015

As You Like It Challenge

Wishing you all a Happy New Year
 Hope you will join us
 over on
 As You Like It
 for our
 first challenge of 2015.
 We would like to see your favourite card shape or fold and tell us why in your link up.



We are sponsored by Crafty Sentiment Designs.



I'm not sure what this shaped card is called but I loved it when I saw it while browsing the net for something a bit different for a Wedding card.  An A4 sheet of cream linen card, a few scores here and there , folded to make a square card. Embossed white linen card and finished of the small panels with die cuts.


Card folded and fits in a 6x6 envelope.


Think its a LOTV image, what a memory I have! Coloured with Promarkers
and framed with a diecut.



Sentiment framed with a Memorybox die


What it looks like when set up





http://thatcraftplaceblog.blogspot.co. - Anything Goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes
http://addicted-to-stamps-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes
http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes
http://avenue613.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes




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Thursday, 18 December 2014

As You Like It Challenge

As You Like It's last challenge of the year and probably mine too so I'm wishing you all a Happy Christmas now since my blogging has been awal all year and cant see my mojo springing to life all of a sudden lol! Here's hoping better times ahead and to any of you out there too.

Right, onto our challenge and this fortnight we would like you to use your favourite Christmas image and tell us why in your link up.

We are sponsored this time round by



Mine is this LOTV snowman stamp, have to admit only one I have coloured this year. Love him as he looks like he's sending best wishes and he is rather handsome. Perfect for my men folk.
Coloured with Pro/Flexmarkers and sparkled up with Glamour Dust.



7x7 card
Spellbinder die used on navy card
Spellbinder die for the Topper
White Flower Soft for the snow


http://deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - Christmas all around
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/ - Sparkles
http://southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.com/ -Christmas Cheer
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk - Anything Goes
http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.co.uk - Christmas
http://creativecardcrew.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes


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Thursday, 4 December 2014

As You Like It Challenge

A new challenge starting today
over on
As You Like It
and we would love to see your lovely creations
using your
Favourite song or film as inspiration
and remember to tell us why in your link up.


Our sponsor this time round is 

Since Christmas is creeping up on me too quickly I decided it had to be something Christmassy and  'From our house to your house' is a lovely Christmassy song. Decorated up this house with Maja Christmas papers I was so lucky to win on Facebook. Painted first with acrylic paint then frosted up with sticklers. Placed a tealight in the roof and forgetful me forgot to turn the light on didnt I!




Short and sweet from me today, so tired out, been sitting with my poorly Mum past couple of days and not feeling like blogging at the mo. But hope you are in crafty mode and come and join in with our challenge.


Bye for now



x

Thursday, 20 November 2014

As You Like It Challenge

A new challenge starting today
 over on 
 and this fortnight we would like to see your 
Favourite Christmas style (Modern or Traditional)
 and
 remember to say why in your link up.

I like both but going with modern as I thought this little Christmas tree looked great embossed in white against the black. My Christmas cards this year are very simple, always leave to late in year to get going on them, must try and do some every month next year. Think I say that every year lol! 

We are sponsored by 



My tree image is a freebie, PB set that came with a magazine. Embossed with detail white embossing powder onto black background. Matted and layered with a Spellbinder die set and finished off with a snowflake die cut, gems and sentiment. 
Thats it from me, I hope you come and join us with a lovely creation.



http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk - Anything goes
http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.ca - Anything Goes
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.co.uk - Getting ready for Christmas



bye for now


x

Monday, 17 November 2014

Wall Hanging of the lovely Grace

Another driery day here so I set about finishing off bits of painting that had to be done in my new extension, just about there now then I can add my personal stamp to it all. Waiting for paint to dry so thought I wquld come on and share a wall hanging I made the other week using Grace from Sugar Nellie at Funkykits. Coloured up with Promarker/Flexmarkers. I then cut her out and mounted her onto backing paper from Maja Designs and framed with Navy cardstock.




That's it from me today, hopefully get back to Christmas card making. Going down the very simply road. Last minute as usual, maybe next year will be different. Seem to say that every year lol!


http://craftingmusketeers.blogspot.co.uk - Anything but a card/A wall hanging
http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com/ - Anything goes
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk - Anything but a card/A wall hanging
http://buckwellscraftychallenge.blogspot.co.uk - Use a ribbon
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk - Anything goes
http://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.co.uk - Lace/ not much showing i know but its there!
http://sugarbowlblog.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes

bye for now
x

Thursday, 6 November 2014

As You Like It


Morning and welcome to another As You Like It challenge. Its Gift Wrap this fortnight and please remember to tell us why its your favourite as that's part of the challenge fun! To be honest I didn't have a clue what I was going to make this time round but a little bit of browsing on Pinterest, well to be completely honest spent rather a long time and got sidetracked onto just about everything lol! I had a template lying about in my craftroom but for the life of me couldn't find it when I needed it so found a template on Pinterest so time wasn't altogether wasted on there!
I have gone for a little gift box holder to conceal something pretty inside, love it because its simple, quick and can make it more or less any size I want. I used a 12x12 Kraft sheet from docrafts and cut it to 12x81/4.


12x81/4 Kraft card
Cream Linen Card
MME paper


Ribbon Girl binding
Marianne envelope die
Magnolia flower die
Spellbinders flourish
Memorybox small Rose die
Martha Stewart border punch


Thank you for stopping by and hope you will come over and share something with us.

challenges I am entering
Anything Goes - http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com/
Handmade Flowers - http://deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.com/
Anything Goes - http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/
Anything Goes - http://avenue613.blogspot.co.uk
Cut it out - http://craftycardmakers.blogspot.co.uk

bye for now

x

Thursday, 23 October 2014

As You Like It Challenge Cute or Elegant

Hello, here with my my DT card for As You Like It and this fortnight we would love to see your favourite Cute or Elegant cards and remember to say why in your link up.

I love cute but it's a lovely change to do something with all my dies so I have opted for Elegant, love doing these too cause they are just as pretty and not everyone likes cute on a card they receive. Also fitted in with making a card for my Mum who was Eighty Four on Tuesday. Papers are from the new Nitwits collection, wait for it! Dearly Beloved, yes Wedding papers but many of the pretty papers I thought could be used for any occasion.



We are sponsored by

http://www.stampandcreate.com/

who have kindly donated $20




http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes


bye for now
x

Thursday, 9 October 2014

What's Your Favourite Fibre!



A new challenge starting today
 over on
and this fortnight
 we would love to see your
 Favourite Fibre
 on your creations and tell us why in your link up..

We are sponsored by




Have plenty of favourites but I do love Velvet. Adds a touch of luxury to a card and so love the look.

I have gone with a Sugar Nellie stamp called A Little Bit of Gossip, isn't she adorable and decided to colour her up with Promarkers, warm greys, 1-5. Added a splash of colour with the reds and finished off with some glamour dust.





Challenges I would love to play along with
http://kitandclowder.ning.com/challenges - Anything Goes
http://sugarbowlblog.blogspot.co.uk/ - Use a Sugar Nellie cutie
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything Goes
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ - Ribbon
http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.co.uk/ - Button Up
http://avenue613.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes


thank you for dropping in by

x

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

A Christmas Wreath


Lovely to be asked to be Guest Designer on Crafting By Design this month.
 Decided to go all Christmassy with my new papers from Craftwork cards. Couldn't wait to play with them such gorgeous Christmassy colours and designs. I bought the complete set and got the cracker template cards free.




 I used Kraft card and Cream Linen card for the basic design. Cut the circles using Spellbinders large dies then embossed with A4 embossing folder for texture. Inked the edges with TH distress inks then started to layer up with TH Poinsettia die, Memorybox medium and small Rose dies, inked all the edges and finished off with Frosted Stickles. The Ivy leaf flourish is from Joanna Sheen. Finished off with a few pearls and Gingham bow. The centre I used Kraft card and one of the Sentiment pieces from the Paperpad. The large bow at the Top comes from a pad full of different patterned papers and sizes that comes with the collection, bows on everything this year lol!
Finished with a Gingham ribbon to hand for everyone to see. Hope you Like.


Want different sized Roses! Just roll them tighter.
Berries from online stores


Okay seem to have got my timing wrong, nothing new there then!



http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.co.uk - Anything Goes
http://buckwellscraftychallenge.blogspot.co.uk - Anything Goes
http://charismacardz.blogspot.com/ - Anything but a card
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes/Christmassy
x

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Love That Hat!

Had one just like it when I was a child lol.

Hello everyone, been awhile since I last posted, a lot of headaches and some happy times. Firstly, my laptop died on me and a new one came home, hadn't even had time to get used to it and it ended up with a Virus that I couldn't get rid of so got someone to put everything right, then I had to install my own programs which aren't running too smoothly at the mo and all over the place with Windows 8, not finding it very user friendly at the mo. Haven't had much time to spent on it as my happy time took priority. My son came home from Australia and have spent much of my time with him and the rest of the family, meals, chilling out enjoying time together. Sadly the couple of weeks just flew by and he's now gone back. My other fab news , I won a colouring course with Kit and Clowder through The Sugar Nellie blog, was over the moon and I get a GDT spot on the blog too.

So onto my card which is for our challenge over on As You Like It and this fortnight we would like to see you favourite Digi Image and tell us why in your linkup.

Wow! Where do you start picking a favourite! I went for a new one I have been eyeing up for a few weeks and was perfect for a card I needed to make. I love her outfit, all cosy for the Autumn days ahead and she is cute, love her. Can see her ending up on some Christmas cards too if I ever get round to making a serious start! First I need to tidy my craft room back up, how on earth did I make so much mess making one card!

We are sponsored by



Polkadoodles Digi image
Maja Autumn papers
Flex/Promarkers
Docrafts Lace
Scrapberry's Pearls
Aster/Leaf Die


http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com/ Lots of layers
http://cinspirations.blogspot.com/ - Autumn colours
http://deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - At least one flower
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/ - Oh, how xute



x

Friday, 29 August 2014

Flying Home for Christmas!

Oh I wish!
Instead this wee darling is heading in the complete opposite direction, flying off to Australia. My son's Christmas card, love to make them real Wintry since he will be basking in the Australian Sun. Lucky him! Not just made it for him but also the Sugar Nellie Competion, using one of their new digi stamp releases. A super prize for some lucky crafter out there.
 I have used  High Flyer,  super cute and so easy to colour, added Frosted Stickles for that brrrrrr feeling and added some sparkle to his scarf and googles



Would also like to play along with

http://sugarnellie.blogspot.co.uk/p/competition_15.html - use one of their new furries!
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://crafts4eternity.blogspot.co.uk/ - Tic Tac Toe - New digi, something Blue, old sentiment
http://simplycreatetoo.blogspot.com/ - New digi,papers,snowflakes
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/ - Animals/pets
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes

happy crafting

x

Thursday, 28 August 2014

My Autumn Story Teller"

Morning  A new challenge starting today over on As You Like It and this next fortnight we would love to see your Favourite Season  on your cards and please remember to tell us why in your link up.
We are sponsoired by





I love cosy colours so its Autumn for me. Love the rich colours the leaves turn, such a beautiful time in the countryside, nothing beats a walk through the woods and back home to a cosy fire!



I have chosen the 'Story Teller'  from Sugar Nellie, just so cute and perfect for my Autumn card.  Coloured her with Pro/Flexmarkers and added Glamour Mist to her wings then finished off with Frosted Stickles for that mystical feel!


My only embellishments, ribbon and string bow, stitched button and heart with a small hello tag. Perfect, didnt feel it needed anything else!



Finished card, basket weave embossed background, pretty papers and adorable Sugar Nellie image from Funkykits, you can get the 'Story Teller' in rubber or if you can't wait, digital and bring her to life right away 
lol!






http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes
http://deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - Something Sweet
http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes
http://thesquirrelandthefox.blogspot.com/ - Spring or Autumn
http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes#

Happy crafting.
x

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Merry Christmas Friend


This is a first, writing my post on my IPad, so fingers crossed it runs smoothly!  My computer crashed the other day and looks like a new one will be coming home. Still pondering which one to go for, gosh, think I need to go to confused, confused. Co.uk!!
Righteo, onto my card. A Christmas card using 'Picket Post' one of the new Sugar Nellie digital images. So adorably cute, reminds me of my pup Max, has that expression on quite a lot lol! and like how I can use it for any season. Coloured with my Promarkers and used Flowersoft for the snow. There's also a great prize to be won so I'll be crossing everything! 


Challenges 

http://sugarnellie.blogspot.co.uk/p/competition_15.html.  Use one of the new cuties

http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/    To die for. Snowflake and rectangle die, spellbinders

http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.co.uk/. Our furry little friends

Now, fingers crossed everything goes smoothly when I try to link up! That's a first on here too! 

Happy crafting. X

Edited! Ha ha, thought everything was running to smoothly! Won't post! Hope it goes live soon! Copied into a new post so fingers crossed this time. 
Okay where did my card go! 
Take Two!!! 








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Thursday, 14 August 2014

Hello there!


A new challenge starting
 today
 over on
 and
 this fortnight
 we would like to see you use your
 Favourite Two Embellishments 
and
 tell us Why in your link up.


Our sponsor


Have used a Crafty Sentiments image, coloured with Pro/Flexmarkers  and my minds eye papers finished off with my favourite embellishments, Butterflies and Pearls. Love them so pretty, colourful and delicate in real life and can be on my cards too as the main focal point or dotted about here and there. Pearls, they are one of  my favourite pieces of jewellery, classy.



http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/- Anything Goes/optional/Animals
http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://avenue613.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes/sights of Summer for me!
http://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com/ - Summertime Butterflies

Happy Crafting
x

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