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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

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Oddball Art challenge reminder!

Morning lovelies, hope you're all well. It's a very cool, damp & misty morning
here today.....good job I'm staying home! Got lots of nasty h****work to
do first then hopefully I'll be having a crafty play later on.
So today I have a DT reminder to share.....you still have a couple of weeks
left to join in with the latest challenge over at Oddball Art.....as usual, lots of
fab digis to be won......you can find all info over on the main blog HERE.
So for my card I used an image I already had coloured up, I'd done it for a canvas
I made for my daughter then realised I'd used the sad faced image instead of
the happy one....she looks so sad the 'miss you' sentiment seemed the most
appropriate. Don't forget if you fancy a little Oddball Art treat you can use my
discount code DTJO10 to save yourself 10% in the Oddball Art Etsy shop.
Rightio, my friends.....better get a move on if I want some playtime.....thanks
for calling......see you soon!
xx
ingredients
image - Oddball Art
flowers - Live & Love/stash
sentiment - Dymo
coloured with Copics
challenges
anything goes at Inspiration Destination
anything goes at Crafting with an Attitude
anything goes at Crafty Girls
for a friend at In The Pink
anything goes/girls at Julia Spiri
anything goes at 613 Avenue Create
anything goes at Craft Your Passion

Monday, 28 September 2015

A little decoupage.....

Morning lovelies.....hope you're all well & had a lovely weekend.
Today I have a travel themed card to share, I made it with a certain person in mind 
then realized I'd already made him one.......doh, must be because my head is too
full of Christmas lol. Some simple matting & layering, some torn distressed inky edges
 & a couple of layers of decoupage.....and I decorated the inside too......
Rightio my friends, that's me for today, I'm off for a wander into town...
......whatever you're up to hope you manage some crafty time, thanks for calling
.......see you tomorrow.
xx

challenges
layer it up at Crafting for all Seasons
anything goes at Inspiration Destination
anything goes at Crafty Girls Creations
tear it up at Left of Center
anything goes at Simply Papercraft
anything goes at 613 Avenue Create

Saturday, 26 September 2015

For You....

Hi friends......happy Saturday! Hope you're all having a lovely weekend.
Today's dedicated to rugby......in this make dominated household I don't have
much choice.......good job I actually LOVE it lol. And I get to sit at my desk
and play while I'm watching! Today I have a quick & easy card to share....
my go-to colours of black & teal/turquoise....I really can't resist these colours
& lucky for me I think they suit almost any occasion. Rightio, back to my
desk/tv....might even order a takeaway for tea......oooops, naughty!!
Thanks for calling......see you soon.
xx
challenges
anything goes at 613 Avenue Create
anything goes at Crafting from the Heart
anything goes at Craft Your Passion
layer it up at Crafting For All Seasons

Friday, 25 September 2015

Sharing an Oldie - Autumn Days

Morning my crafty friends & bloggers......hope you're all well & looking
forward to the weekend....a couple of lazy days for us, something nice to eat & maybe
watch some tv.....I so love this time of the year. So it's Friday again and that means
its time to 'Share an Oldie' craft style with our lovely host Erika over at Snappycrafts,
gosh these weeks sure are flying past! Today I have a digi layout to share...only a couple
of years old but it seemed to fit as we're now into Autumn! I created this one in 
Serif & the subject is of course, my little miss Rebecca! We'd had a walk to the shops
one day, it was quite windy as you can probably tell by her hair lol, the leaves were
swirling around our feet, the colours were gorgeous & she decided she just had to stop
& hug a tree.....happy days! So that's my crafty offering for today, gonna have a
wander around town with one of my boys today......wonder if I'll manage to bypass
the craft shop......mmmm, we'll see. Thanks for calling.....see you soon!
xx

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Snowangel Teddy!

Hi friends......hope you're all well.
A big hello & welcome to my new followers....so happy to have you join me.
We can really feel the change of season this morning, there's a definite nip in the
air......and a bit of a frosty feel to the day.....and I love it! The next few months are
my favourite part of the year.....and guess what.......I made a start on some Christmas
shopping! So for today I have another Christmas card to share..........again, almost
totally flat for posting although I have to admit it was so hard not to add more gems!
Rightio, that's my lot for today........til next time!
xx
ingredients
image - LOTV art pad
papers - Craftwork Cards
sentiment - computer
gems - stash
challenges
early holiday wishes at Simply Create Too
Christmas/Winter at A Snowflake's Promise
Christmas at Papertake Weekly
Christmas at Fab 'n' Funky


Wednesday, 23 September 2015

From card to notebook

Morning my lovely crafty friends......hope you're all well.
Today I have an A5 notebook to share, you might remember the card image
from August....it was an Oddball Art Dt make....& rather than waste it I decided
to turn it into a notebook cover.....what do you think? I simply distressed the edges,
layered some black & pink card along with a piece of chalkboard paper & that
was it....quick & easy......and useful too!
Don't forget...if you fancy treating yourself over at Oddball Art you can save 
yourself 10% if you use code DTJO10 at checkout.
Thanks for calling......see you soon.
xx

ingredients
image - Oddball Art
papers - Craftwork Cards
letters/numbers - Dymo machine
everything else - stash

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Merry Christmas.....CAS style!

Morning crafty friends & bloggers......hope you're all well.
Finally, I managed to get on with some Christmas crafting, think I scared myself
silly when I realised how much I have (want) to do! So I made a start with the
simplest of cards.....maybe not quite CAS compared to some but probably as close
 as I'm gonna get....and it works for posting too so think I'm gonna be making lots
 more in this style.
The fab paper is from Craftwork Cards & the image is from a LOTV art pad, the
sentiment was done on the computer....there's a sprinkle of glitter on there too but
it's quite hard to see.  So that's my crafty offering for today, hoping to manage 
another hour (or 2) at my desk once I get all my jobs done. Thanks for calling....
......see you soon!..
xx

challenges
Christmas at A Snowflake's Promise
Christmas at Papertake Weekly

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Anything Goes at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!

Good morning crafty friends & bloggers....hope you're having a lovely weekend!
Today I have my Dt card to share for the latest challenge over at
The theme, as always is ANYTHING GOES & we have 3 fabulous sponsors:
offering a prize of 2 images - 3 if you enter using one of their images
offering a prize of 3 images
offering 3 images

So lots of fabby prizes on offer & if you're low on inspiration there's some gorgeous
Dt work there too! I made a card this time....it had to be pink, green & black,
a little bit quirky & no bling! I used an image kindly given by the sponsor...it's
called Emo Alice & you can find her here.
 Thanks for calling today.....see you tomorrow.
xx

challenges
layer it up at Crafting For All Seasons
kids rule at Creative Moments
anything goes at Crafting with Attitude
layer it up at Southern Girls

Saturday, 19 September 2015

It's (nearly) Christmas!!


Hi friends, happy Saturday......hope you're all well.
I was up bright & early this morning eager to get into my craft room, did have go via the laundry basket though cos it's a beautiful day & I couldn't pass up the chance to get some washing on the line......doesn't take much to please me lol. So, as planned I made a start on some Christmas
cards.......lots of die cut layers but not even a gem in sight so super flat for posting.
Rightio, off for a cuppa then back to my desk....thanks for calling & whatever you're up to..
......hope it's fun!
xx

challenges
Winter/Christmas at A Snowflake's Promise
stamps be gone at Frilly & Funkie
anything goes + sentiment at Aud Sentiments

Friday, 18 September 2015

Share an Oldie craft style!

Good morning my crafty friends & bloggers and welcome to my new followers, thanks
so much for joining me. Hope you're all well and have something nice planned for the
 weekend. I was planning on some Christmas crafting but then realised Halloween is not
 too far away..........so maybe some Halloween crafting first! So for this weeks 'Share an
 Oldie' with host Erica over at Snappycrafts I'm sharing a Halloween wall hanging I made
 a couple of years ago using sweet Tilda & Edwin, lots of die cuts & some inky edges.
Here's a closer look at Tilda:
 and a closer look at Edwin:
If you fancy joining in simply pop over to Erica's & leave her a comment to let her know.
Rightio, off to do some nasty h****work & make a lasagne for tea then I might just
sneak an hour at my desk. Thanks for calling today & whatever you're up to I hope you
manage some crafty time!
xx

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Lots of lists!

Morning crafty bloggers......hope you're all well.
A beautiful morning here on the Yorkshire Coast but there's a definite nip
in the air......Autumn's almost here! So today I have a notebook to share, another
great way to use up odds & ends. A5 in size, I decorated it with some of the 
gorgeous Chalkboard papers from Craftwork Cards & some bits from my stash.
I did plan on adding ribbon down the side but the binding is quite close together
& it made it a bit awkward when opening & closing.
So that's my crafty offering for today....thanks for calling...see you tomorrow!
xx
ingredients
papers - Craftwork Cards
fishtail banner - Dienamics die
letters - Xcut die
black doily - Dienamics die
white doily & flowers - stash
challenges
anything goes at Crafting with Friends
die cuts/punches at Left of Center
anything goes at Simply Papercraft
anything goes at Craft Your Passion
anything goes at Not Just Cards
anything goes at Crafty Gals Corner
anything goes at Inspiration Destination



Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Fall in in the Air with Oddball Art

Hi friends......hope you're all well!
Time for a new challenge over at Oddball Art & we have a fab theme for you:
'Fall is in the Air'
I love this time of the year....the gorgeous colour tones, dark nights, hot chocolate, snuggles 
on the sofa, Christmas movies....and boots! I love boots.....I'd wear them all year if I could!
 So a fab theme & as usual you stand to win lots of Lizzy's fab Oddball Art digis. Don't forget...
.....if you fancy a little treat you can use my discount code of DTJO10 to save yourself 
10% at checkout!
You can find all info as well as some gorgeous Dt inspiration over on the main blog HERE
Here's some links you might find useful:
Rightio, that's it from me......thanks for calling.....see you soon!
xx
ingredients
image - Oddball Art
papers - Studio Light
corners die - Die namics
tree die - La La Land(I think!)
sentiment - LOTV
coloured with copics
gems - stash
challenges
tic tac toe at Crafting for all Seasons
digi do at Little Red Wagon
anything goes at Aud Sentiments
Autumn colours at Crafty Catz
die cuts/punches at Left of Center
make a scene at Sweet Stampin'
anything goes at Craft Your Passion
Autumn colours at Dream Valley
Autumn colours at Our Crafty Corner
Fall at Creative Card Crew



Monday, 14 September 2015

Mixed Media Monday!

Hi my lovely crafty blog friends.....hope you're all well.
Time for another instalment of Mixed Media Monday & today I have a canvas to 
share......I was planning on taking pics of each stage.....I guess I should never make 
plans lol. I started with the simplest of backgrounds, no real technique just messy
 fun made with a couple of acrylic paint dabbers & some kitchen roll. I just dabbed 
and blotted until I was happy with it than added a sprinkle of glitter while it was
still damp. Once properly dry I added the image and all the other bits and pieces 
and there we have it.....another canvas for Miss Rebecca's wall.
Don't forget to let me know if you have any mixed media makes to share....
....especially if you're a newbie like me. Thanks for calling.....see you soon!
xx
ingredients
image - #2 Oddball Art
paint - Tim Holtz dabbers
words - Silhouette
crown & butterfly - punch
corners - Die namics die
gems/flowers - stash
challenges
anything goes at Through The Craft Room Door
digi-do at Little Red Wagon
anything goes at Aud Sentiments
anything goes at Creative Artiste
anything but a card at Creative Corner
die cuts/punches at Left of Center
anything goes at 613 Avenue Create
anything goes at Eclectic Ellapu
mixed media at Corrosive Challenges
#19 at Love 2 Create

Saturday, 12 September 2015

ATC's anyone?

Hi friends.....hope you're all well!
Hello & welcome to my newest followers.....thanks so much for joining me
at my little corner of blogland. Tis very wet, grey & windy here on the Yorkshire Coast
 so I think I'll be best staying put in the craft room........any excuse lol. I have a couple
 more 'just because' ATC's to share today so that's more snippets used up although I
 have to be honest and admit that because I love the paper pad so much I've just ordered
 another one! Rightio, better go get the jobs done.....then playtime. Thanks for calling
& I'll see you tomorrow.
xx
ingredients
papers - Craftwork Cards
frames - Craftwork Cards
hanging hearts - Memory Box die
gems - stash
challenges
anything goes at Craft Your Passion
anything goes at Not Just Cards
anything goes at Clear It Out
anything goes at Inspiration Destination
anything goes at Aud Sentiments
anything but a card at Creative Corner


Friday, 11 September 2015

Time to Share an Oldie!

Hi friends......happy Friday, hope you're all well. 
There's a definite nip in the air this morning although it seems to be warming up a 
bit....yesterday was so warm I swear I almost melted! All is good here....everyone seems to
 have settled into their new school/College routines but like me, they're looking forward to the weekend. So today's the day to share an oldie craft style with Erica over at Snappycrafts as she
 hosts a weekly look back at past crafty makes. I'm sharing an oldie from just a couple of years
 ago, really need to get my butt moving for Christmas so thought a look back at Christmas makes might just inspire me a bit. For this card I used free-with-a-mag papers & if I remember rightly 
the image was a freebie too... from Polkadoodles.
If you fancy joining in then just pop over to Erica's & leave her a comment to let
 her know you're in. Rightio, better go do some work & get the tea prepped....stew & dumplings today.....mmmmm, delicious! Thanks for calling......see you soon!
xx

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Little Book of Christmas 2015

Morning lovelies......hope you're all feeling good & having a good week!
Well, Miss Rebecca is finally back at school today after a long 8 week Summer
 break.......and you know what that means.......time to Countdown to Christmas!!!! 
As usual, I start our countdown with my Little Book of Christmas 2015....my place
to record any & all things Christmas as I plan for the Big Day! This time it's A4 in
size, last year's A5 was just a little bit too small.
So I started by giving the book a coat of Gesso, I used blue & green acrylic paint,
a couple of stencils, I stamped onto tissue.....scrunched it all up & then added that.
The tree was made with lots of scraps onto a kraft card base....the trunk, gifts & star
are kraft card too. Once everything was dry I used my C'Aran d'Ache pastels to
outline & then used a damp paint brush to smudge. I finished with some ribbon, die cut
letters, die cut stars,  paper twine & a coat of crackle paint on the star.
So that's it.....I hope you like my book.....and maybe it'll inspire you to make your own
 Little Book of Christmas....
if it does do let me know......I'd love to see it. Thanks for calling today......see you soon!
xx

challenges
anything goes at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long
anything goes at Crafty Catz
add a sentiment/letters at Winter Wonderland
anything goes at 613 Avenue Create
#67 at The Glory of Christmas
#18 at We Love 2 Create
#5 at A Snowflake's Promise
use a die at Holly Jolly
get ready for Christmas at Crafting by Design

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

ATC Swap August 2015 makes

Good afternoon crafty friends & bloggers......hope you're all well.
Time to share my makes from my August ATC Swap....the theme was
'Under the Sea'......a great excuse for some inky playtime! The seahorse was
cut on my Silhouette & given a coat of distress crackle paint....I love the
effect you get....although it does pong a bit lol!
 As usual, we make & send 4 then once I've received them all I'll send you
an assortment of 4 back....here's a pic of some of the fabulous makes I
got......thanks ladies, they're all amazing!
If you fancy joining in you can find all info you need here.


ingredients
Tim Holtz distress inks
seahorse/weeds - Silhouette
bubbles die cut - Memory Box
Tim Holtz crackle paint
dew drops - stash
challenges
anything goes at Crafty Catz
anything goes at 613 Avenue Create
anything goes at Craft Your Passion


Monday, 7 September 2015

Mixed Media Monday #4

Morning crafty bloggers.......hope you're all well & had a lovely weekend.
We had the laziest of weekends & while it's nice once in a while it'll be great 
once the boys & Miss B are all back at College/School later on this week....
then I think we'll enjoy the weekends much more.
So as you might know........I've dedicated Monday to Mixed Media.... there's much
 I want to learn & I figured if I dedicated a day to it you lovely lot might come
along & learn with me & we can maybe share some hints & tips as we go.
So today's piece was actually my 2nd attempt....I wanted to see how the ink
would run if I sprayed it directly onto a gesso'd canvas. It did run slightly but if
 I sprayed some water onto the canvas it worked much better. I think my 
problem was I was trying to be too precise & neat......once I let myself just go
with it I was pretty chuffed with the result & had fun......hence the words:
REMEMBER TO PLAY!
So I started with a blank canvas, sprayed lightly with water then sprayed with
my chosen inks, tipped it slightly then the best part......watching the colours
 run.....and you can just keep spraying til you're happy! I dried it with the heat
gun & while still damp I sprinkled some glitter over the whole thing.....oh my
gosh, when the light catches it it looks so pretty! I then added the die cut
butterfly, the sentiment & finished with a few gems.
Hope you like it........and don't forget to leave me a comment so I can come
visit you too......thanks for calling!
xx
ingredients
canvas - the Works
inks - Dylusion Sprays
sentiment - Tim Holtz chit chat
butterfly - Cheery Lynn die
gems - stash
challenges
anything goes at Papertake Weekly
anything goes at Crafting by Designs
anything goes at Inspiration Destination
anything goes at Crafty Catz
anything goes at Creative Artiste
anything goes at 613 Avenue Create
anything goes at Eclectic Ellapu

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Candy Winners!

Hi friends.....hope you're all well & having a lovely weekend.

Just popping in to share the winners of my candy.......and the winner
of Candy 1 is....

***** ANNE from Stamps and Paper*****

and the winner of Candy 2 is

*****SUE from Sue's Craft Haven*****

Congratulations ladies, if you would email me your address I'll pop
your candy in the post for you.

Thanks so much to everyone who entered & keep watching....
......there'll be more candy soon!
xx

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Anything Goes with Crafty Calendar!

Morning crafty friends & bloggers......hope you're all well.
It's time for a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar today & the theme is
ANYTHING GOES!
As usual, we have a fab sponsor & this month it's Robyn's Fetish offering
a prize of 3 digis of choice to our lucky winner.
I made a Christmas card this month.....time's passing that quickly I think
I better get a wiggle on! Would love to see you join us....you can find
all rules........and meet our new Dt members over on the main blog.
Thanks for calling.......I'll be back tomorrow with my candy winners!
Don't forget.....you can find my ATC swap here.
xx
ingredients
image - Hobby House
papers - free with a mag
sentiment - LOTV
star die - Memory Box
everything else - stash
challenges
anything goes at 613 Avenue Create
cute & girly at Cutie Pie
Winter/Christmas at A Snowflake's Promise
Christmas at Creative Card Crew
use a die at Holly Jolly
beginning with R (red, round, roses) at ABC Christmas
anything goes at Crafting with Friends
add a sentiment at Winter Wonderland

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

September 2015 ATC Swap

Hi friends.....hope you're all well!
September 1st already & time for a new ATC Swap theme of.....
........FAIRIES!

As usual, ATC's should be 3.5 x 2.5 inches, you make & send me 4 & once
everyone's arrive I'll send you back 4.....and if you could enclose a
stamped addressed envelope that would be great!

If you want to play along leave me a comment to let me know you're
in.....& so's I know to watch out for Postie!

Feel free to take my badge, would be great to see it on your blog with a
link back to mine!

Have fun!
xx
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