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Saturday, 24 January 2015

DT Call


Good Morning,

A quick post this morning to let you know there is a DT call


If you would like to join our friendly bunch pop over to see how HERE! 


Thursday, 22 January 2015

Button it!

Good Morning Lovelies,
I hope you are all managing to stay warm.

I would like to share my DT make for the new challenge over at


Our hostess this week is the lovey Debs with the theme
 
'Button It'

Debs is not being rude, she wants to see your creations that have at least one button on them.

I decided to get messy.
Firstly I cut some shapes using the silhouette, I then cut some mats.
I stamped flourishes onto 3 of the shapes and heat embossed these with a clear powder.
Now the messy bit!
I got out the foam and distress inks, a selection of greens and inked over the whole shape. 
The embossed shape resisted the ink leaving a white image.
The mats were inked on the edges only with the darkest green ink & I stamped a sentiment using a Polka Doodles stamp on one. The flourishes were mounted onto the other 3.
I matted an embossed dotty background onto a kraft card, added the shape with foam and added a button to the center.

I was quite pleased with the out come so made a second one in black & white. No heat embossing or inking this time so much quicker to make. 


I do hope you will join in this week!
Just to get your creative juices going hop on over to the main challenge blog to see what my talented teamies have created.


Monday, 19 January 2015

Puss in Hat


Good Afternoon,

Not like me to post on a Monday afternoon is it?
Well I will be doing so from now on as I have been asked to join the 
How exciting is that.

My first challenge theme with the team is a favourite with everyone
Anything Goes
and is being sponsored by: 

GERDA'S DOODLES

For my card I have used an image from the sponsor and is called Cat in St Patrick's Hat.
I have coloured the image with markers. Green  and kraft card with a bit of K & company checked paper are the main materials used. The kraft was cut on the silhouette using and free doily file downloaded from birds cards and a star buckle that I designed. The sentiment was stamped using a Polka Doodle stamp.


I would like to take this opportunity to thank the team for inviting me to join them. 
I'm looking forward to the challenges. 
Why not hop on over to see what the talented DT have created

Have a lovely week.


Friday, 16 January 2015

FSC #86

Good Evening,

I am here this evening with my DT card for the new challenge starting over at 
This weeks sketch has been designed by the lovely Rachael
Lots of scope with this one don't you think.

Fitztown are offering one lucky winner 3 digital images of their choice!
The DT were given a digi to use from Fitztown, I was given  Fae 33

I decided to paper piece the dress and hat and colour the rest of the image with markers. 
The dress was printed onto patterned paper 3 times and was layered up using pinflair.
The papers are  -  My Mind's Eye - Bloom



Glamour dust was added to the wings of Fae.
Flowers are a mixture of punches, dies & cut files.
The sentiment was computer generated.

Hop on over to the main challenge blog for more samples of images from Fitztown.

I would like to thank you all for your kind comments on my last post.

Have a good weekend


Wednesday, 14 January 2015

A Big Thank You!

Good Evening lovely peeps,

I've had a lot going on the past 18 months.
9 months off work while having treatments. Graded return to work over the next 9 months.
Then in May not able to drive due to numbness in my feet. Doctors thought this was a side effect of the chemo which should hopefully improve within 6 months. It hasn't so public transport for me which extends my working day quite considerably.

I made this some time ago but never got round to posting it. But thought I would post it to say 'Thank You' to all my blogging buddies who have stuck by me and come to visit and leave lovely comments which have really cheered me up. I know I haven't been the best at commenting during this time but intend to put this right over the next few months.


All pieces were cut/printed using the silhouette.
The papers are Garden Party from Dovecraft.
A button and pearl were added to the flower centers
Easy peasy!




Thursday, 8 January 2015

Photo Inspiration @ MAWTT

Good Morning,

I'm hostess over at Moving Along With The Times this week.

The theme I have chosen is:
Photo/Colour inspiration
And here it is:

Perfect for Shabby chicPerfe design -  pink and turqoiuse colors

I have had a little play with the decoupage pad that I bought for Alisha for Christmas, I did ask first!!!
I had a card sent to me for my birthday from my team mate Sue made from this kit which Alisha absolutely loved, so I thought I would get her a kit to play with. The only trouble is she takes over my craft room most weekends when she comes to stay.


The decoupage kit is from Santoro called Mirabelle
The papers were a Christmas present, 12x12 My Mind's Eye - Bloom
Ribbons & pearls from stash
Sentiment - Crafters Companion stamp, stamped onto decoupage waste.

Hop on over to see some fab inspiration from Team A



Friday, 2 January 2015

FSC #85

Good Evening my crafty friends,

I hope you all had a fabby Christmas and New Year and have some new crafty stash to play with.

Seems ages since I wrote a post or made any comments, but with the run up to Christmas and being poorly and in bed for 4 days over the New Year I ask your forgiveness, pretty please :)
I don't do NY resolutions but I am going to try and be a more active blogger this year.


Now onto the first challenge of 2015 over at 
The sponsor for this challenge is All Dressed Up and they are offering the winner 2 digi stamps of their choice!
The DT were kindly given a digi to use this week, I got 321 Go.

The sketch this fortnight has been created by the lovely Claudia:




Image - 321 Go , isn't he a cutie
Papers & tickets - Shabby Princess (free download - Parker)
Tyre track - cut on silhouette, the waste was used which was positioned using the mask the cut created.


I would like to enter:

Creative card crew - Anything goes
Shopping our stash - Thrice as nice
Through the craft room door - Anything goes
Cute card Thursday - Anything goes


Have a lovely weekend!




Monday, 15 December 2014

Oh Christmas Tree

Good Morning my crafty friends,

Still making Christmas cards to send out. A bit late but have been so busy with orders I'm behind with my own. I have been having a little play with a Woodware stamp purchased at the craft fair at the NEC. I heat embossed the stamp  with a platinum WOW powder. Then cosmic shimmer clear glue was used to apply glamour dust to the different size circles. 

The panel was then added to a square silver mirri mat with a further panel being added to which a ribbon and bow was added. I think, although this card is quite simple it is stylish.

Have a good evening!

I would like to enter:

Dream Valley Challenge - Christmas
Cute card Thursday - Bells & Bows
Crafting Musketeers - Use bling
Dragons Lair Designs - Christmas time




Friday, 12 December 2014

Snow is falling

Good Morning crafty buddies,
A cold one here in Northampton, but good news, there's no snow here!

I thought I would share a card with you this morning that I made for an order that was picked up last night. Thankfully it was a hit :)
It's been a long while since I made a card this shape but I was quite pleased with how it turned out


I have used the Do crafts  - Woodland Friends CD again to print off the image and papers. There are some really sweet images on this CD for all occasions. I cut out the image then added glossy accents to the berries and glitter to the mouses hat, this was then added to the card with foam pads. The sentiment was computer generated and mounted onto silver mirri. To finish off, a couple of glittered snowflakes were added to embellish.

Have a good weekend. 


I would like to enter:

dream valley challenge - True blue
abc-challenge - Y is for yuletide
creative inspirations - anything goes
delightful challenges - Winter theme
lets create challenges - Christmas


Thursday, 11 December 2014

Winter Wishes

Good Morning,
how quickly the weeks are flying by, only 2 weeks till the big man comes. Are you all ready?

It's Thursday which means a new challenge over at 
This weeks hostess is Kelly who would like to see your cards for a 
December Birthday

All elements were printed using Digital Designer form the Woodland Friends CD.
The embossing folder used is from cuttlebug.

Hop on over to the main challenge blog for some super inspiration from the lovely talented DT