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Hiya, I'm a Mum (of 6) who loves paper, ribbons, buttons, stamps.....ink, paint, dies......in fact anything crafty lol and I share my work space ( and stash!) with my 15 year old daughter, Rebecca. 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, 31 December 2014

Happy New Year and My 5 Favourite Creations of 2014

Hi friends, hope you're all well & had a fantastic Christmas!
Just wanted to pop on & wish you all a wonderful New Year and to
 say thanks for being such great blog buddies. I've had a mixed year,
lots of ups & downs, some rotten news health-wise......but I do have lots
to be thankful for and I'm looking forward to sharing blogland with you
all again next year......HAPPY NEW YEAR, my friends....wishing
you all the very best of everything!

So today I'm joining in with Debby and sharing my 5 favourite
makes of 2014..............
1 - a mini album for my daughter (Bex) for her 12th birthday pics

2 - birthday card for Bex, she wanted it on her wall so I altered an
old photo frame for it

3 - love those sweet Sugar Nellie images, gonna use them much
more next year

4 - I have a bit of a dark side & especially love Delicious Doodles
images......and black & purple

5 - last but not least, a D'Arcy's Diaries image and another fav
colour combo in blue & brown
That's it then, my 5 favourite makes of 2014......thanks for looking!
xx

Friday, 19 December 2014

Share an Oldie on Friday!

Morning lovelies, hope you're all well!
So here we are the last Friday before Christmas......are you all done yet?
Almost ready here, just need to pop & get some more wrapping paper
today & the food shop on Monday then that's it......let the festivities begin!
First though, I'd like to join in with Erika over at Snappycrafts &
share an oldie! I'm sharing a Christmas card this time, I made this one
for a friend last year & she just told me she loves it that much she's put it
out again this year!
Rightio, that's me for today.......if you fancy sharing an oldie pop on
over to Erika's......will be great to see you!
Thanks for calling!
xx

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Something to do with Gifts at Nutcrafters!

Morning lovelies, hope you're all well!
Just popping in to remind you of the challenge going on over at
Nutcrafters........the theme is SOMETHING TO DO WITH GIFTS!
Sadly, time has run away from me this week & I've not been able to make
anything but you might have noticed that I love making tags so I
put together a little collage of some of the tags I've made using some
of my favourite Nutcrafters images....and I popped last weeks gift bag
in there too!
It's a longer challenge than usual this time so you have until Jan 5th to
play...........hope to see you there!
Thanks for calling.........see you soon!
xx

Monday, 15 December 2014

Anything Goes with Sparkles Challenges!

Morning crafters, happy Monday......hope you all had a lovely weekend!
It's time for the last Sparkles challenge of the year and it's our Birthday..
....Sparkles is 4 years old and so our lovely Shaz chose the theme of
ANYTHING GOES!
I wanted to make a card that would be suitable for any occasion so 
decided to go with a peach/brown colour combo. The papers were free
 with a mag, the decoupage teddy is from a sheet I've had for years but 
sorry, I can't remember where it's from. Sentiment is LOTV & ribbon &
lace is from my scrap box.
We're sponsored this time by the very generous Di's Digi's offering
our winner a $12 to spend instore!
Di's digi
As usual we like to see any & all makes just so long as you stick to the
 theme & if you're low on inspiration then why not pop on over to the
 main blog here & check out the gorgeous Dt makes!
Rightio, better go get a move on, lots to do today....thanks for calling.
xx
challenges I'd like to enter
anything but Christmas at Penny's Paper Crafty
anything goes at Sister Act
anything goes at Corrosive Challenges

Friday, 12 December 2014

Share an Oldie this Friday.....Magical Moment!

Morning lovelies....hope you're all well!
Ooh, it's a cold, wet & windy day here.....was planning & popping out
and finishing the last bits of Christmas shopping but I think I might 
just stay put........maybe get all my cards written ready to post instead.
So today I'm joining in with Erika over at Snappycrafts where we're
invited to share an oldie. This week I've chosen to share a digital
 scrap page using a pic of my daughter when she was an angel in her
school nativity play, It's one of my fav pics of her & I took it at the 
same time as a professional photographer who came in to the school to
 take pics of the play for the local newspaper. My pic was slightly blurry
 around the edges which is why I turned it into a digital page but the
official photo is truly stunning.....worth every penny I paid for it lol.
Rightio, better go get on with some jobs........thanks for calling, hope
you all have a lovely weekend!
xx

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Something to do with Gifts with Nutcrafters!

Morning crafters, hope you're all well!
We have a new challenge for you over at Nutcrafters this week, the theme
this time is SOMETHING TO DO WITH GIFTS!
I decorated a gift bag this time, it's very similar to a tag I made a little
while ago but I love the colours so thought why not use them again?
Apart from the bag & the gems everything I used came from my scrap
 box.......you'd think I'd be at the bottom of that box by now but no, still
can't see it......although I suspect us crafters are all the same.......we don't
like to throw anything away lol!
Here's a close up of that sweet little snowman.
So that's my make for today...... we'd like to see your tags, bags, wrapping,
 boxes.....anything & everything to do with gifts is fine! You can find
 all rules & some gorgeous Dt makes over on the main blog here.
Thanks for calling........have a lovely day!
xx

challenges I'd like to enter
Christmas at C.R.A.F.T
Winter at Brown Sugar
fav Christmas colours at Craft for the Craic
Winter at Crafts 4 Eternity
anything Christmas at A Gem of a Challenge
all about Christmas at Paper Creator's Crafts
anything goes Christmas at Pile It On
anything goes at Corrosive Challenges
Christmas at Crafty Boots
anything but a card at Cutie Pie
blue & brown at Deep Ocean


Monday, 8 December 2014

Quick & Easy!

Morning crafters......hope you're all well & had a good weekend?
Today I have a super quick & easy card to share....my son James asked if
I could make him a card with 'one of those real old bikes' on it......and he
 needed it straight away.........like in five minutes lol! 
Lucky (for him) I had a Penny Farthing die just waiting to be used!
Some simple matting & layering, a sentiment & a 5x5 card blank and
that was it.......done........thankfully both James & the recipient loved it!
Rightio, that's me for today.......I hear the housework calling! Thanks
so much for popping by & whatever you're up to have a lovely day!
xx
challenges I'd like to enter
Birthday with sentiment at Creative Card Crew
anything goes at Papertake Weekly
anything goes at Seize the Birthday

Saturday, 6 December 2014

White on White with Crafty Calendar!

Morning lovely crafters......hope you're all well!
It's a beautiful bright & frosty morning here on the Yorkshire Coast & we're
 gonna go get ready for a walk around the Town's Christmas Market....I'm sure
 there'll be some fab things on offer & maybe even some tasty treats to
 munch on while we're browsing!
So today sees the last challenge of the year over at Crafty Calendar & the
 theme this time is WHITE ON WHITE.....perfect for this time of the year,
 don't you think? As usual, no more than 3 entries & you can make anything
 you like....just so long as it's a white on white make!
I made some more tags.....I never have enough tags & this year I've found
 them quite addictive to make lol and they're a perfect way of using up some
 odds & ends from the scrap box. For these two I used 2 dies, an
embossing folder, some paper twine, 2 snowflakes & a sprinkle of glitter!
We have the fabulous Elphine House Australia sponsoring us this month
here's the fantastic prize they're giving our lucky winner!
Don't forget to pop over to the main blog here where you can see
the rest of the Dt's gorgeous makes!
Thanks for calling.....whatever you're up to hope you have a lovely
weekend......see you soon!
xx
challenges
anything goes at Sparkle N Sprinkle
white all round at The Crazy Challenge
anything goes at Papertake Weekly
all things Christmas at Crafting by Designs
Christmas at C.R.A.F.T
Winter at Brown Sugar
Winter at Crafts 4 Eternity

Friday, 5 December 2014

Sharing an Oldie this Friday!

Hi crafters......hope you're all well!
Are you feeling all Christmas-y yet? All a bit manic here right now
but I think, at least I hope I'm on the home straight now. I'm looking to
get everything done by the end of next week at the very latest so's I
can have a bit of a breather before the big day lol,
Today I'm joining in over at Erika's where we're invited to 'share an oldie'..
.....an oldie of the craft variety, that is lol! This week I'm sharing my
marker holder....I made this a while ago (there's a page on my blog
 here).....I was so chuffed to see my lovely blog buddy Sandra was inspired 
enough by this to make one of her own I decided to share it today.
I've since made another to hold my Copic markers, I could have just added
onto this one but as they're in 2 different places it made more sense
to make a separate one.
Rightio my friends, that's me for today......thanks for popping in, I'll 
be round to see you all real soon.
xx

Monday, 1 December 2014

It's a blue Christmas with Sparkles Christmas Challenges!

Morning crafters.......hope you're all well!
Can you believe it's December 1st already......oooh, I'm so excited,
I love this time of the year.....all the rushing around, the shopping, the
food lol and the lists......I have lists for everything & anything!
We're putting our Christmas tree up today & once Miss Rebecca gets
in from school we'll decorate it.....if you listen carefully you'll
probably hear us singing along to some Christmas tunes then once 
everyone is home tonight there'll be the 1st mince pie of the
season.........and maybe a small glass of Bailey's too!!
So today I have my Dt make for the last Sparkles Christmas challenge
of the year......our lovely leader Shaz chose the theme, she chose
IT'S A BLUE BLUE CHRISTMAS
A nice, easy theme for me cos I love blue for Christmas....... I love tags
too & never have enough so it was an easy choice to make tags!
They were so quick & easy to make too......scraps, a die cut snowflake,
border punch, gems & a piece of ribbon & that's it......done! 
As usual, you can make anything you like just so long as it fits the
theme & you have all month to play.......and for your inspiration we have
some gorgeous Dt makes over on the main blog here.
Our sponsor this month is the fabulous & very generous Marianne design
offering a prize of either 1 stamp/1 die OR 2 dies......wow!
So that's it for today......thanks for calling & whatever you're up to
have a lovely day!
xx
challenges I'd like to enter
Winter wishes at Clear it Out
anything but a card at PDE Linky Party
anything goes + twist at Completely Christmas
anything but a card at QKR Stampede
dies & punches at Winter Wonderland


Friday, 28 November 2014

Share an Oldie this Friday!

Morning crafters........hope you're all well!
Well, it's Friday again, (these weeks sure are flying past, aren't they?)
so that means time to join Erika over at Snappycrafts where you
can share an Oldie this Friday! I'm sharing an altered frame I did for
my daughter......I used one of my most favourite D'Arcy's Diaries images
 from Tedy Bo, papers from Gorjuss, sentiment from LOTV and lots of die 
cuts and bits & pieces from my stash!
Rightio, that's me for today......thanks for calling & whatever you have
planned.....hope you have a lovely weekend!
xx


Monday, 24 November 2014

ATC's

Morning crafters, hope you're all well!
Just popping in to share a couple of ATC's, these were made for the November 
theme of 'Anything Goes' at the little swap group I run.
I used up a few more bits from my scrap box, distressed the edges, added a 
couple of die cut toppers & some pearls & that's it.....nice & easy.....but pretty!
If you fancy joining in with our swap there's a page at the top of my blog!
Rightio, better go......got to do some food shopping today. Thanks for calling,
see you soon!
xx

Friday, 21 November 2014

Oldie for Friday!

Morning crafters, thanks for dropping by my little piece of the WWW....I hope 
you're all well. It's a cold, dark, damp day here again although I don't mind a
 bit........I love this time of the year, don't much like sending my girl off to
school in the dark though....thankfully 2 friends call for her & the 3 of them
all walk up together.
 Today I'm joining in with Erika over at Snappycrafts where we're invited
to share an Oldie on a Friday! Patricia joins in & seeing her post inspired
me to join in......I've recently been looking back over an old post of a
little scrapbook album I made for Miss Rebecca for her birthday ........
.......she has asked me to make one for her best friend for Christmas....and
I really need to get cracking lol. If you want to, you can see the
original project here
Rightio, better go........can hear the housework calling me & better get on
if I have any chance of having a crafty play later. Thanks for calling,
see you soon!
xx

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Rapunzel!

Morning friends.......ooh, it's cold & dark here today, think I'll be staying
 put.......even the dogs have gone back to their bed!
Today I have another finally finished cross stitch piece, this one from a
 chart that came free with a magazine many moons ago!
IRL it's stitched on bright white aida & looks fab, think I might stitch 
this piece onto a cushion cover as Miss Bex is a little too old for a
Rapunzel pic in her room at the grand old age of 12 lol!
Have a lovely day, folks......thanks for calling!
xx

Monday, 17 November 2014

Boo!

Morning crafter......hope you're all well!
Just popping in to share a couple of Halloween themed ATC's I made for my 
little swap group......and if you fancy joining us have a little look at the
 page at the top of my blog!
I started with the right size base, then added some scraps of paper from a
 Kaisercraft paper pad, sprayed them with some Dylusion ink, added some inky
 circles with a ink spray lid, doodled around the edges then lastly added some
 die cuts that had been spritzed with Perfect Pearls!
That's it for today......got the food shopping to do then gonna hit the shops
& try for a few more Christmas pressies.......thanks for calling!
xx

Saturday, 15 November 2014

The Big Guy (Santa) with Sparkles Challenges!

Morning crafters, happy Saturday......hope you have something nice
planned for the weekend!
Over at Sparkles Challenges we have a new theme for you, our Caz chose
 the theme of THE BIG GUY (SANTA), any & all makes featuring
 the big fella are welcome! As usual we have a fab sponsor
Mariann design
A surprise prize for our lucky winner!
I made the simplest of cards this time, quick & easy to put together, cheaper
to post too! I used just one piece of paper, one piece of card, one stamped 
sentiment & one topper......I did add extra glitter although it doesn't
 show up too well.
There's some gorgeous Dt makes over on the main blog for your inspiration 
& you can find all the rules & how to enter too.....hope to see you there!
Rightio, that's me for today.......thanks for calling & whatever you're up to
 have a lovely day!
xx

challenges
anything goes at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long
anything goes at Brown Sugar
Christmas is coming at Crafty Catz

Sunday, 2 November 2014

It's all about Christmas with Crafty Calendar!

Morning crafters, just popping in to share my Dt make for the latest
challenge over at Crafty Calendar, the theme is ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS!
A nice, easy theme for you......anything crafty so long as it's Christmas related!
I made a couple of ATC's this time, starting with kraft bases I added pieces
of distressed paper that had been swooshed through some splodges of ink left
on my craft mat......lovely, messy inky fun lol! The trees are scraps of paper
rolled around a pencil & then flattened....all edges inked then layered on top of
each other til I got the tree the size I wanted. Miss Rebecca drew me 2 little
plant pots, I coloured them with Copics & once everything was in place I
added a sprinkle of frantage & the stamped words......and that's it!
Love the rustic feel to these.....I'm thinking my Christmas mantelpiece
will have a real rustic feel this year, lots of wood & frantage & a
bit of distressing too! But back to business......You have all month to
play over at Crafty Calendar & this month we're sponsored by the fab
Scribble Designs offering our winner 3 digi stamps of you choice!
As usual there's some gorgeous Dt makes for your inspiration & some 
equally gorgeous entries too.........you sure make our job difficult!
Rightio, better go do some nasty ironing.....my lot are back to school
& college tomorrow.....peace at last lol!Thanks for calling, see you soon!
xx
challenges
holidays at Perfectly Rustics
anything goes at Party Time Tuesday
anything goes at Divas by Design
Christmas at Fab 'n' Funky
kraft at Little Red Wagon
anything goes at 4 Crafty Chicks
anything goes at Brown Sugar

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Christmas Candy with Sparkles Christmas Challenges!

Morning lovelies & a very happy 1st November to you all.....how did
we get to November so quickly?? Hope you're all well & have something nice
planned for the weekend.......I'm gonna pop into town again & do some more
Christmas shopping.....on a bit of a roll here, I think.....and all my cards
are done too although there's bound to be one or two more once the boys
realize how close Christmas actually is lol!
Anyway, enough waffle......I'm here to share my Dt make for the latest
challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenges where this time the theme
chosen by our lovely Jennifer is CHRISTMAS CANDY!
As usual we love to see any & all crafts just so long as you stick to the
theme & so for my make I have a piece of cross stitch, maybe not quite the
candy Jennifer had in mind but I hope it'll be ok lol. Sorry about the dull photo,
the aida is a brilliant white & sooooo hard to photogragh! This month we're
sponsored by the very generous Marianne Designs with a prize of either
2 dies or 1 stamp & 1 die & if you're low on inspiration then look no
 further than the gorgeous Dt makes over on the main blog here.
Rightio, better go get my face on before I hit the shops.....thanks for
calling & whatever you're up to......have a lovely weekend!
xx

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Halloween with Nutcrafters!

Morning lovelies....thanks for popping by my little blog!
Today I have my Nutcrafters Dt make to share.....our lovely Helen
chose the theme of Halloween.....well I'm just about all Halloween-ed
 out lol so I coloured this little miss in Halloween colours.....she's
 off to a sleepover with her friends & she's carrying her book of scary
stories lol!! As usual, there's fab prizes to be won.....you can find
all details here & there's some gorgeous Dt inspiration too!
Rightio, I'm off to town today..........haircut for Miss B & some
Christmas shopping for me.........wish me luck!
Thanks for calling......see you soon!
xx

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Glass of red, anyone?

Hi crafters, welcome to my little blog!
To be honest I don't really like wine, I'd rather have the grapes lol but I did 
enjoy stitching this piece....and it's finished! I have no idea what to do with
 it so if you have any ideas or even if you'd like it just let me know!
All routine has gone out the window this week, kids are on half term
& so we're having an easy week...........gonna do some more Christmas
shopping & Miss B is off to get her hair cut tomorrow which might mean a
 little trip to the craft shop lol. Got my Christmas cake to make
too......I usually do it the 1st week of the Summer hols but this year
gone by that fast & I didn't even buy the ingredients until September!
Rightio, that's me for today.....whatever you're up to hope you're
having a lovely day!
xx

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Free your mind........

Morning lovelies.......happy Saturday.....hope you have a fun weekend planned! 
For today I have a tag shaped bookmark to share....I used to have  an English
 teacher called Mr Smart....but he was so NOT smart lol, he was the scruffiest 
fella I've ever met but he had a passion for books like you wouldn't believe & I 
thought he was fab.....and that passion has passed from me to 2 of my kids......2
 out of 6 isn't bad lol! He always used to tell us that reading would free
 your mind......hence the sentiment......a little tribute to Mr Smart wherever he is!
The gorgeous image is from The East Wind & all the little bits are from my
 stash, the torn pages are from a coffee damaged Dictionary so you might well
see more bits of pages popping up in my crafting......I hate waste lol.
Rightio, that's me for today.......got lots to do!
Thanks for calling......see you soon!
xx
challenges

anything goes at Party Time Tuesdays
words at The Sailing Pineapple
anything goes at Inspiration Destination
2/3 word sentiment at Aud Sentiments
get wordy at Southern Girls
anything goes at Brown Sugar
anything goes/layer it up at Creative Fingers

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Winter Weather with Nutcrafters!

Morning crafty bloggers........hope you're all well!
Just popping in to share my reminder make for the latest challenge over
at Nutcrafters. We've gone with a Winter weather theme this time & as usual 
there's fab prizes on offer! You can find all details over on the main blog
here. There's some gorgeous Dt inspiration & if you don't have a
Nutcrafters image then there's a freebies page here.
I went for quite a simple make this time cos my card is gonna be for a
 little boy.........and hopefully all little boys love Snowmen lol!
Thanks for calling today.........see you soon
xx

challenges
suitable for a child at Craft for the Craic
anything goes at Sister Act
child's card at Come & Get It
inspiration pic at Christmas Card Challenges
any Christmas card at My Perfect Life
snowman at The Glory of Christmas
snowman at Holly Jolly

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Be.....

Morning crafty bloggers......hope you're all well!
Just popping in to share a tag........a friend asked me the other day what
 Steampunk was.......I tried to explain (but not very well) & so she asked
 me........'if I was Steampunk what would I be?' Now I do love a
challenge.......so here it is..........a Steampunk version of little old me!
Methinks we both have a lot to learn lol although I did have a great
time creating my tag & she's still no wiser..........Google here we come!
I started by giving my tag a coat of Gesso, once dry I added some 
builders tape for texture, when dry I sprayed with my fav Dylusion inks.
The dress form was painted with Gesso, given a layer of Crackle
paint then rubbed over with an ink pad. The skirt is a piece of
cheesecloth sprayed with Dylusions & the belt is just a snippet of chain.
Cogs & wings are die cuts brushed randomly with some bronze mica
 paint & I added a few gems to the centre of the cogs.
I loved making this, I'm really loving trying my hand at the different
styles of crafting........I'm especially loving mixed media!
Thanks for calling........see you soon!
xx

a challenge or two....
anything but a card at All Crafts Challenge
super fly at Papertake Weekly
texture at Divas by Design
anything goes at Inspiration Destination
tag it at My Time to Craft
Steampunk Couture at Steampunk Challenges

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Autumn/Fall colours with Sparkles challenges!

Morning crafty bloggers......hope you're all well!
Today see the start of a new challenge over at Sparkles, our Vickie chose
AUTUMN/FALL COLOURS
as the theme this time.....just perfect for this time of year don't you think?
A tag from me this time cos I love making them right now.....I wanted
a rustic feel to this one.........I love all the colours & textures of Autumn.
As usual, we like to see any & all crafts just so long as you stick to the
 theme & we have a fab prize from our very generous sponsor:
Don't forget to pop over & see the gorgeous makes from the rest
of the Dt......there's something to inspire everyone!
Thanks for looking........see you soon!
xx
ingredients
papers - Bearly Mine
leaves, hessian - the Works
letters, brad - stash
challenges
anything goes at Crafty Girls
mini cards or tags at Card Makin' Mamas
Autumn at Crafty Catz
tag at Card Mania
falling leaves at Crafty Boots
anything but a card at Dream Valley




Tuesday, 14 October 2014

More finished x stitch!

Morning lovelies, hope you're all well!
It's blowing a storm here today.....did all night too.......was worried the garage
 roof was gonna blow off..........but it's still there thankfully! Still stormy 
though so think I'll be staying put today! I have another piece of finally-finished
 cross stitch to share today.......just a shame it looks  so dull & grey in the
 photo,  IRL it's a lovely bright & colourful piece on white aida.
Love these cold & dark nights......all snuggled up in my craft room getting
on with lots of little jobs that need finishing.
Thanks for calling.......see you soon!
xx

Monday, 13 October 2014

Wall hanging or Scrapbook cover???

Morning lovelies, happy Monday........hope you're all well!
Did you all have a lovely weekend? I spent the entire weekend holed up in my
 craft room, got caught up on some Dt work, had a little play with a mixed
 media canvas I'm working on......in fact I had a real nice time, a lovely 
weekend all round! So for today I'm sharing my 1st Halloween make of the year.
 It was going to be a wall hanging but then I thought it might make a nice
 front cover for Miss Rebecca's Halloween scrapbook.......what do you think?
I used a gorgeous image from Faery Ink designs called Bee-You tiful Pixie Fae,
I know she's really a Bee but I think she looks fab all coloured up for
Halloween!  I followed the colour palette challenge over at Cosmic Strawberry,
 there's 2 palettes to choose from although I think I almost used both lol.
 
Rightio, my friends, better go do some of that nasty housework....thanks
for calling & whatever you're up to have a lovely day!
xx
ingredients
papers - Bearly Mine & stash
image - Faery Ink
coloured with Cpics
Dylusions, cheesecloth - stash
bunting die - Sizzix
fancy circle dies - Spellbinders
challenges
Halloween at Faery Ink
Halloween at Bearly Mine
anything goes at Papertake Weekly
lots of layers at MilkCoffee
anything but square at Polkadoodles
Halloween at Sweet Pea Stamps
2 or more die cuts at Pile It On



Saturday, 11 October 2014

Candy Winner!!

Morning crafters, hope you're all well!
Just popping in to let you know the winner of my little
candy giveaway......and the winner is......
****DIANE****
Congratulations Diane, if you could email me your address I'll
get it in the post to you!
Thanks so much to everyone who entered & keep watching, there'll
be more candy soon!
xx

Friday, 10 October 2014

Christmas in October with Delicious Doodles!

Morning guys.......happy Friday, hope you all have something nice planned
for the weekend! I'm here with my Dt make for the latest challenge
over at Delicious Doodles where the theme for you this time is
CHRISTMAS IN OCTOBER.
As usual, any & all makes are welcome & you don't have to use a Delicious
 Doodles image.....but we love it when you do.....and why wouldn't you lol!
You have until next Thursday to join in, we'd love you to come join us!
I wanted a non traditional Christmas card & I think old frosty face fits the
bill perfectly....he's called Evil Snowman & you can get him HERE.
Rightio, off to get the jobs done before the weekend.....thanks for calling
& I'll see you soon!
xx
ingredients
papers - Fancy Pants
sentiment - LOTV
banner die - dienamics
paper string - stash
coloured with Copics
challenges
anything goes at Crimbo Crackers
layer it up at Christmas Card Challenges
anything goes at 613 Avenue Create
any Christmas card at My Perfect Life
Christmas in October at Deep Ocean
non trad Christmas at Tip Top Tuesday


Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Nutcrafters Midway Reminder!

Morning crafters.......happy Wednesday!
Just popping in to share my midway reminder for the latest
challenge over at Nutcrafters.....I picked the theme this fortnight
& I chose 'Something New'......doesn't have to be the latest this, that
or the other.....could just be something that you've not used before!
 The Dt are showing off some of the
gorgeous new images soon to be available.........they're soooo cute!
I made a little tag, this ones going on a gift for a 2 year old so thought
I'd better keep it quite plain & simple lol.
You can find all the rules & add your entry here & if you haven't got
any of our digi's we have a freebies page here.
I'm off wallpaper shopping later so thanks for calling & whatever
you're up to have a lovely day!
xx
challenges
clean & simple at A Gem of a Challenge
tag at Card Mania
anything but a card at Dream Valley
anything goes at Holly Jolly
anything goes at Papertake Weekly

Monday, 6 October 2014

Trash or Treasure?

Morning crafters, hope you're well!
It's a cold, dark morning here.......and I love it, the next few months
are my favourite time of the year...........I'm so not a Summer person lol!
Today I'm sharing a couple of ATC' s I made as part of a swap group
I'm in on Facebook.....my swap partner doesn't have a blog so I think it'll be  ok
 to show them now. The theme was 'MEN' and I was inspired by the junk I
 found in the kitchen drawer! Yep, the kitchen drawer.....I was clearing it out 
one day wondering why on earth there was an assortment of odd screw,
 washers, plugs, etc., when one of my sons said 'Don't throw them away, I need 
them'! Looked like a load of old rubbish to me, hence the title I chose:
'One man's trash is another man's treasure'
I started with the ATC sized card of 3.5 x 2.5 inches, slapped on the Gesso,
 added bits of sandpaper, builders tape, webbing, some die cut cogs & all
 the bits from the drawer! I gave it all another coat of Gesso then used 
 mica paints & some spray inks til I got the colourI wanted. I made an inky,
 painty, sticky mess but heck, I didn't half enjoy making them lol!
Rightio, my friends......I'm off to get the jobs done.....whatever you're
up to have a lovely day......thanks for calling!
xx
challenges
anything but a card at Charisma Cardz
anything but a card at Creative Corner
anything goes at 613 Avenue Create

It's candy time!

Morning my crafty friends, followers & anyone who just happens to have found
 my little corner of the internet......hope you're all well & having a lovely weekend!
Ours has been very quiet so far, my blooming IBS has flared up bad & so I've not
really been in a crafting mood.......but I have had time to finish my crafty tidy
up & sort out! I've found a few things (as you do lol) that I've never used....some 
freebies with a mag, some things I have duplicates of & so thought I'd put it all
together as a little candy.

 Here's what to do if you'd like to win:
1. I'd love you to be a follower of my little blog - no candy only blogs!
2. Pop my candy pic in your sidebar & link back to my blog.
3. Link up & comment below to let me know you've done the above!

I'll leave it open for 4 weeks......good luck!
xx

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Bingo with Crafty Calendar!

Morning crafters, hope you're all well & have something nice planned for the
weekend! It's cold, dark & damp here so perfect crafting weather lol.
We have a new challenge for you over at Crafty Calendar today and the 
theme is BINGO .....a fab theme giving you lots of options......here's the card:
I used the right hand column of Sparkle, Die Cuts & Blue......but of course you
can go for whatever line you fancy,,,,,,or maybe even a full house lol!
We're sponsored by the fabby Robyn's Fetish offering the winner 3 digital
stamps of your choice!
As usual, we love to see any type of craft project so long as you stick to the
 theme, you can see some gorgeous Dt makes & the full challenge rules over on
the main blog HERE.
ingredients
image - LOTV
sentiment - LOTV
papers - Bearly Mine
snowflakes - Marianne & Sizzix
everything else - my stash
challenges I'd like to enter
anything goes at Christmas Card Challnges
week 38 at My Perfect Life
use kraft at Sentimental Sundays
anything goes at Sister Act
anything goes at LOTV monthly challenge

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Something New with Nutcrafters!

Morning lovely crafters......hope you're all well!
Just popping in to tell you about the new challenge over at Nutcrafters!
I got to choose the theme this fortnight & I chose SOMETHING NEW as
our lovely boss Katie has some super sweet new images that'll be
available soon! My image is called 'Coy Snowman'.........isn't he just
gorgeous......I turned him into a tag cos I never have enough of
those come Christmas & I think a handmade tag makes a special gift
a bit more special, don't you? And best of all......everything on my tag
is from my scrap box lol.....am determined to get through it lol.
You can find all details about this challenge & check out some gorgeous
Dt makes over on the main blog HERE.

Don't forget, there's still a few days left to enter my candy here.!
Thanks for calling......have a lovely day!
xx

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Sparkles Christmas - For a Child

Morning crafty friends......hope you're all well.....and a happy October 1st
to you all! Well, this year sure is flying past & to help you on your
way we have a new challenge over at Sparkles Christmas. Our lovely
Helen chose the theme of  FOR A CHILD. We're sponsored by the fab
offering either 2 dies or 1 stamp/1 die.
As usual, any & all crafty makes are welcome just so long as you stick to
the theme & if you're low on inspiration you can pop over to the main
blog & see the gorgeous Dt makes!
I needed to keep my card nice & flat for posting & not too fussy......and I've
just noticed that sentiment is a bit wonky lol.....I'll have to straighten that!!!
ingredients
image - Pink Gem Designs
paper - scrap box
coloured with Spectrum Noirs
sentiment - the Greetings Farm
gems & ric rac - stash
challenges I'd like to enter
non trad colours at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long
anything goes at Completely Christmas
anything goes at Sister Act
clean & simple at A Gem of a Challenge


Don't forget, there's still a few days left to enter my candy, you can
enter HERE. I'll be back soon with my 2nd post of the day! Thanks for
calling!
xx
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