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Saturday, 20 September 2014

Sweet and Simple on Saturday!

Hello and thanks for stopping by today, hope you're enjoying your weekend.....I'm off out this afternoon to by new shoes for work, never a task I enjoy, but needs must!
 
Somehow, this week I've managed to squeeze in some crafting time, Yay! I have a few creations, that will hopefully find there way on here in the coming days.
First up, is this little creation.......
 
I am still working my way through the LOTV art pads that I got last Christmas, and that is where this little sweetie comes from. She is coloured with promarkers, and given the necessary sparkle with Stickles Star dust glitter glue. Button from local haberdashery and twine from dovecraft.
 
You might also notice my new watermark at the top there, I've been beavering away making similar for the Cutie Pie team, now I don't profess to be some sort of graphic whizz kid, but I found these relatively easy to create, if you'd like me to make you something similar, please feel free to email me.
 
I would like to enter these challenges:
Less is More - Face the Music and Dance, you can tell by that little leg kick that she is shaking her stuff!!!
 
Righty-ho, better get myself moving, will catch up with you all later xx

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Snuggle up with the Cutie Pies

               Hello, thanks for visiting me today...hope you're having a great week so far. So, I leave my house to go to work at 6:45am (yep, its a bad as it sounds!) every morning and the damp. fogginess for the last few days is definitely telling me that we are now in Autumn......but there is still a lot to enjoy this time of year......lovely walks in the woods with the dogs on a bright afternoon, and if its not such a bright afternoon then spending some time at my craft desk without feeling like I should be pottering around the garden! Another lovely thing this time of year, is the warm, cosy colours and that is the theme this time, with
                                 THE CUTIE PIE CHALLENGE                         
 
 
We want to see your super cute cards featuring lovely shades of Autumn,
For my own DT card I dug out this little sweetie from Hanglar & Stanglar, and coloured her with promarkers. When I was out, weeks ago buying school stationary supplies for my kids, I foundsome fab subject dividers in Wilko's and I thought they would make a fab Kraft-like card stock. I had intended to trim off the edge with the holdes, but then I thought it added a quirk look!
The papers are oldies from stash, I also added lace, doily, buttons, string and sentiment.
 
Our challenge is sponsored by the wonderful
http://www.bugaboostamps.com/

So, thank you to them!
 
So, why not hop over, check out the other amazing DT cards and join in too!
 
I would also like to enter this card into:
 
thanks and hugs for visiting xx
 
 

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

James is Candle-tastic!

Hello there, hope you're having a good week, hasn't the weather been a lovely treat over the last few days, so nice to enjoy a little autumn sunshine!
 
A couple of weeks ago, I spotted some very reasonably priced pillar candles, and it occurred to me that I've not indulged in any candle decorating for absolutely ages, so I purchased said candles and went home to dig out the heat gun.
If you've not had a go at this before, I highly recommend you try.......so basically we have an image stamped onto tissue paper, which I've coloured with promarkers (best to stick with quite bold shades, I find), the images is cut out and placed onto candle. You will need baking paper wrapped around the candle and image and then warm up your heat gun and watch the image "melt" into the candle - a little bit of magic, methinks - there is a much more informative tutorial here. In case you were wondering, this super cute bear is James from LOTV.

Hope you likey......I am planning on making more Christmassy themed ones, so watch this space and let me know if you have a go!

my time to craft - teddy bears picnic
dragons lair designs - anything but a card


 

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Two's Company with the Cuties....and news of a DT call too!

Hello there, and thank you for visiting! Hope your week is going well for you! It has been a busy past couple of weeks, back at work and looking after my "invalid". He is slowly "getting there"!! My boy was back at school today and Megan goes back tomorrow to start A levels!
 
So, back to the reason for the post and its time for a new
our theme this time is Two's Company and we are looking for super cute cards with two images together or one image with two characters......we were lucky enough to be given some adorable images from our lovely sponsors to play with............which I've used here:
Image coloured with promarkers and paper pieced, the papers are once again from papermania eau de nil! The sentiment is my own using zipty-do font. The border is cut with a Martha Stewart punch, and the flowers are a very old woodware punch - always nice to use some old faves. Also used a Joycraft Ivy die and some sticky pearls.
 
As I said the image is from our lovely sponsors
 http://craftysentimentsdesigns.co.uk/
thank you!

We are also running a DT call with this challenge, so why not hop on over and have a look!
 
I would also like to enter this into:

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Hello there from One Happy Mum!

Good Morning, and thank you so much for visiting today.....hope the sun is shining, where you are and you are having a lovely weekend so far! So I've been back to work this week, its been busy but not so bad, and its nice to spend time with my lovely work friends.  Hubby hasn't had too bad a week, and is recovering slowly, but well. My very good news for you is that my wonderful daughter, Megan, got her GCSE results on Thursday and I am delighted to share that she got 8A's (to go with the 2A's that she got last year) and 2B's....to say we are incredibly proud of her is an understatement! We had already treated her to a new laptop as a "Well Done for working so hard" treat, but I have the feeling that a few more congratulations-type gifts will be popping up too, lol....we will wait until the old chap is feeling better, then have a nice meal out to celebrate, both!
 
So, I do have a card to share....and once again I went for the eau du nil papers, I just adore them! At the moment The Glitter Pot have free p&p, so after weeks of longing for them, I treated myself to the Wild Rose set of these papers......oooh they are yummy and you'll be seeing them here a lot, methinks.
The sentiment is one of my own creations, using Zitpy-do and Dancing script fonts, for the embellies I used a few oldies here....the flowers are cut with a woodware punch that I've had almost as long as I've been doing this stuff, the wee white and teal brads I've had for ages too, and the same with the lace. Its always nice to have a root around in your older stash, you're going to look at some of it and wonder what on earth you were thinking of when you bought it....but sometime you find some real treats!

Thanks for visiting me today......enjoy the weekend!

Hugs from me xx

Monday, 18 August 2014

Buttons, Bows and a whole lotta cuteness!

Ok, so here's a question - is there anything worse in the world than the first day back at work after a couple weeks off - nope, thought not! But that's what my day holds for me...even though the last two weeks has been all about running around looking after the old fella, washing out his commode pot in the mornings, trying to avoid pot holes if I've taken him out in the wheelchair, and generally lots of pillow plumping.....but at least I've been able to fall out of bed at a more sociable hour than 5am, but hey-ho!
Anyway, Monday it is and its time for a new
and this time its all about
 BUTTONS & BOWS
We are lucky enough this time to be sponsored by our lovely friends at
http://www.craftyribbons.com/
who are offering a fab prize, so its well worth clicking the link, joining in the fun and checking out the other wonderful DT cards for inspiration!

For my own DT card I plumped for another  of the stamps that my lovely hubby got for my birthday...this time its Albie the Cotton Rabbit from Sugar Nellie. Isn't he a sweetie, I do have a fondness for animals in knitwear! He is coloured with promarkers, and image is mounted on a Nellie snellen die cut.  The paper is from a brambly hedge stack. Also used: Ribbon, Rik Rak, twine and buttons.

I would like to enter this into:

thank you so much for visiting today.....



Monday, 11 August 2014

Happy Monday!

Hi there to you all, hope you've had a lovely weekend....and managed to keep dry with the awful rain that we had yesterday....I did venture out with the dogs in the afternoon and got caught in a downpour (but actually it was great excuse to throw my Jim-Jams back on when we got home!)
 
I have the next week off from work, and usually this time of year we would be visiting my hubby's family and staying in Lossiemouth in the North of Scotland, however, looking at the weather there at the moment its maybe just as well that hubby went into hospital instead (every cloud and all that!), speaking of the old chap, he has had a restful weekend - emphasis on the "he has" - for me, its kind of like having a new baby at home! When he was napping yesterday I did manage to get a little bit of me and my craft desk time....and this was the outcome:
This stamp is from Sugar Nellie and was part of a birthday pressie bundle that my hubby bought me when he went and visited his family in Scotland, prior to his op, and paid a wee visit to The Papercraft Boutique in Elgin (which is the retail store of Funky Kits). The image is coloured with the promarkers and a dollop of glossy accents on the balloons. I think the paper was a download from Raspberry Road, but I'm not certain, I used a cuttlebug embossing folder to create the border and them added gingham ribbon. The die is from Memory Box, and button and pearls from stash.
 
I needed a little something to give my mojo a prod and I found this fab sketch to follow:
from the current sketch and stash challenge, which I would like to enter.
 
I also based the Lavender and Ivory colour scheme on this photo inspiration from:
sweet stampin challenge (please feel free to disregard my entry if it isn't close enough to the brief)
 
thank you for visiting me today....have a great week xx