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Hiya, I'm a busy Mum (of 6) and full time carer to my eldest son. I love paper, ribbons, buttons, stamps.....in fact anything crafty lol and i share my work space ( and stash!) with my 12 year old daughter, Rebecca (Bex). Please leave a comment if you call so I know you've been, I would love to visit you back and please become a follower if you like what you see. Thanks for popping by.........
'She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted the sails' - Elizabeth Edwards

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Autumn Splendour with Nutcrafters


Good morning lovely bloggers.....hope you're all well!
Wednesday already....and you know what that means....a new challenge over 
at Nutcrafters where this time the theme, as chosen by our lovely Katie, is
AUTUMN SPLENDOUR
As usual, you can make any crafty creation you like (so long as it meets the
 theme) and there are 2 fabby prizes up for grabs!
1st prize - £10 to spend in the Nutcrafters store.....you must use a 
Nutcrafters image to qualify for this prize, there's some fab freebies over there!
2nd prize - 2 digi's or 1 stamp sheet of your choice
(subject to availability)
If you have time it would be lovely if you could pop over & see the rest of 
the teams makes....they're gorgeous!
I used the fabulous Pumpkin Patch digi, available for FREE here, isn't she 
just adorable? I've teamed her with some gorgeous papers from Bearly Mine, 
coloured with Copics & Flexmarkers, a couple of pearls & that's it!
Rightio, thanks for calling today......hope your days a good one!
xx

challenges
Autumn @ Brown Sugar
Autumn Splendour @ Card Crafters Circle
anything goes @ Digitally Sweet
Autumn @ Crafty Boots

Monday, 28 October 2013

Birthdays with Lexi's Creations!

Good morning......hope you're all well & warm.....we have a new challenge
for you over at Lexi's Creations where this time the theme is
BIRTHDAYS!
As usual, you can make anything you like - ATC's, tags, bookmarks, LO's,
cards.....anything at all so long as it fits the theme and if you're in need of
inspiration then look no further than our very own fabby DT!
We're sponsored this time by the very generous Fairy Dust Crafts
and one lucky winner will get 5 digi's of their choice!
A quick & easy make for me......still not managing much craft time....but
fingers crossed for this week as it's half term lol! I used a sweet little stamp
from Crafters Companion, coloured with copics, papers & sentiment
from LOTV, a couple of gems & that's it!
Rightio, bit of housework then playtime.....it's dull, dark & wet here
so don't think we'll be going far! Thanks for calling & hope
your days' a good one!
xx

challenges
anything goes @ Crafty Little Fairies
anything goes @ Paper Crafting Journey
anything goes @ Tammy's Scrapin' Corner

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Nutcrafters - midway reminder!

Good morning my lovely blog friends......hope you're all well & warm!
Wednesday again....wow, these weeks are flying past.....the kids
break up tomorrow and oh my, it's not long til Christmas!!!!
Today I'm sharing a digi scrap page, my midway reminder DT make
for the latest challenge over at Nutcrafters where the theme is
LOTS OF LAYERS 
There's fabby prizes to be won, you can check all the details here and
you have until next Tuesday to play.....hope to see you there!
Thanks for calling today....hope your days a good one!
xx

Monday, 21 October 2013

Mummy loves you........

Good morning my lovely blog friends.....hope you're all well!
Just dropping in to share this little ATC using the sweet Edwin....don't
you think he's waaaayyyy too cute to spook? 
Thanks for calling......hope to see you soon!
xx

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Lots of Layers with Nutcrafters!

Good morning my lovely blog friends.....hope you're all well!
Wednesday already and you know what that means....a new challenge
over at Nutcrafters. I'm the host this fortnight and I chose the theme of
LOTS OF LAYERS
So stack 'em up, pile on those layers....and don't forget.....if you use a
Nutcrafters image (freebies available) you could win a massive £10
to spend instore.....if you use any other image you could win 2 digi's
or 1 stamp sheet of your choice (subject to availability)!
As usual, there's some gorgeous inspiration from my lovely teamies
and you have until October 29th to play......hope to see you there!
I made a Christmas card this time using the gorgeous "music in the air"
Nutcrafters digi,....and yes, I did start singing Silent Night while I was 
making it.......good job you couldn't hear me lol! Some fab freebie-from-a-mag 
papers, Tim Holtz snowflake die & sentiment from LOTV.
Rightio, better go.....there's a huge pile of ironing with my name on it!
Thanks for calling......hope your days' a good one!
xx


Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Halloween/Halloween colours over at Sparkles!

Good morning my lovely blog friends.....hope you're well and oh my,
isn't it cold! I'm here today to share my crafty make for the new
challenge over at Sparkles where this time the theme is
 HALLOWEEN/HALLOWEEN COLOURS!
I decorated a candle this time, something else for Miss Rebecca's
Halloween display & real quick & easy to make!
So, as usual, you can make anything you like just so long as it fits
the theme, and we have a fabby sponsor:
who are offering our lucky winner a $10 spend instore!
Don't forget to go check out the fabby DT makes over on the main blog!
Thanks for calling today........see you soon!
xx

CHALLENGES
Halloween @ C.R.A.F.T
Spooktastic @ Moving Along With The Times
Halloween colours @ Paper Crafting Journey
Halloween @ Left of Center


Monday, 14 October 2013

Halloween with Lexi's Creations!

Morning my lovely blog friends......hope you're all well!
Brrrrr, hasn't it been a chilly weekend.....thankfully we spent it all toasty 
warm inside...but back to school/shops/housework today!
But first, I'm here with my card for the new challenge over at 
Lexi's Creations where the theme is HALLOWEEN!
As usual, you can make anything you like, there's some gorgeous
inspiration for you AND you could be the lucky winner of a  £10 voucher
 to spend instore at JOANNA SHEEN!
A CAS card from me today....a nice quick & easy make and methinks
very effective....what do you think....might even try it in a photo
frame & make it part of Miss Rebecca's Halloween display!

challenges I'd like to enter
spots & dots @ Milk Coffee
Halloween colours @ Paper Crafting Journey
Halloween @ Polkadoodles

Rightio, lot's to do so I best crack on! Thanks for calling and for any
comments you might leave.........see you tomorrow!
xx 

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Cute & Creepy!

Hello my crafty friends.....hope you're all well!
Oooh, it's a bit chilly here today....the wind's howling & blustering
& it keeps trying to rain.....Autumn is so definitely here lol!
Still lots going on at home so didn't manage my planned crafty day
yesterday.....that'll teach me to make plans, eh, so thought I'd
try & ease back into it by starting with an ATC......forgotten just
how much I love making these....think this one might just end up
in Miss Rebecca's Halloween scrapbook!
ingredients
image - Dilly Beans
spectrum noir pens
flexmarkers
black card
challenges I'd like to enter
Halloween @ Dilly Beans
cute & creepy @ Wicked Wednesday
cute & creepy @ Corrosive Challenges

Thanks for calling today & for any kind comments you might leave.....
it really makes my day!
xx

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Autumn days........

Morning all.......hope you're all well!
Not much going on in the way of crafting for me.....just can't seem to find
the time.......but after seeing the gorgeous digi pages my lovely
blog friend Gemma has been creating I was keen to do another myself!
This photo was taken last week, the day of the Teachers' strike, Miss Rebecca
& me had a walk to the shops & she kept oooohing & aaaahing at the
gorgeous colours of the leaves.......so on the way back she collected a few
......and just had to hug a tree as well.....as you do lol! Created in Serif, I used
the 'Kicking the Leaves' kit & kept it real simple.....hope you like it!
Thanks for calling today......and fingers crossed I'll be back real soon!
xx

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Halloween with Crafty Calendar!

Good morning you lovelies....hope you're all well!
It feels like ages since I last posted......did you miss me lol....things
are a bit mad at home right now...but I needed some craft time
so I'm here today with my DT make for Crafty Calendar where this
month the theme is HALLOWEEN! As usual, you can make any
thing you like so long as you stick to the theme, you have all month
to play & you could be the lucky winner....we're sponsored by
the fabby Whimsy Stamps!
I made a little wall hanging this time.....Miss Rebecca loves Halloween
so this is the 1st of lots of crafty makes she has planned for us....eeek!

ingredients
Magnolia Tilda
coloured with flexmarkers
papers - MME
cobweb die - There She Goes
Spider die - Memory Box
Bat die - Prickly Pear
black card, gems, ribbon - stash
Mummy Edwin
coloured with Flexmarkers
papers - MME
bunting die - Sizziz
gravestone die - Tim Holtz
bandage, ribbon, gems & twine - stash

challenges I'd like to enter
Halloween @ Created with Love
2 different die cuts @ Inky Chicks
anything goes @ 4 Krafty Girlz
anything goes @ Moving along with the Times
Halloween @ My Heart Pieces
anything goes @ Crafty Catz


Rightio, that's me for today.....don't forget to pop over to
Crafty Calendar & check out the rest of the fabby DT makes!
Thanks for calling today......see you soon!
xx


Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Candy winner!

Good morning you lovely bloggers.......hope you're all well & warm.....there's
a definite chill in the air this morning! No card to share today, I've got so 
much going on at home right now & not all good so I'm having a few days
off crafting.......but I'll be back on Saturday with my Crafty Calendar DT 
make! And now for the winner of my little candy giveaway.........as 
promised, I got Miss Rebecca to pick a number ( I gave every name a 
number )and she chose number 14........and that's you *MAU*!
Congratulations *MAU*, hope you enjoy it, if you email me your address I'll
pop it in the post straight away.....thanks so all who entered!
See you Saturday!
xx
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