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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

So Grateful

Good Evening,
My arm is feeling a lot better now so am able to do a bit of crafting now :)

Thought I would share a hanging I made recently.
The heart was cut out of chipboard, covered in paper then sanded round the edges to give a smooth finish. I then used distress ink to stamp flourishes round the edge before inking  the edges with the same ink. The sentiment was printed onto some paper, the edge was torn and inked before adding to the heart. A piece of lace and pleated seam binding was then added.


The flowers are all handmade. 
The largest one is made from several layers of scalloped circle die cuts. 
The daisy type flowers are punched in different size and some were layered up.
The leaves were die cut in kraft card , edges inked and waxed.


Finishing touches, bit of twine and some glittered butterflies

Have a lovely evening





Thursday, 19 February 2015

Flying High

Good Morning,

What a beautiful day we had yesterday, I hope it's here to stay!
Makes you feel so much better doesn't it?

I have my DT card to share with you this morning for the new challenge starting over at
This weeks theme chosen by the lovely Wendy is:
Pink/Lilac &/or Butterflies
I went for pink & butterflies


I got a distressing tool which I used to distress the four  My Minds Eye-In Bloom squares and a piece of white. The butterflies (my Daughters design) and ovals (birds free cutting file) were cut on the silhouette. Frayed burlap distress ink was applied to all pieces and used to stamp the sentiment. To finish off, pearls were added to the bodies of the butterflies. How simple  but quite pleasing.

Hop on over to the main challenge blog to see what the talented DT have created.
We have some new team members joining us this week, it would be good if they got a welcome visit.


Monday, 16 February 2015

Life Begins!

Good Afternoon,

I'm here today to let you know there's a new challenge starting today over at 
This weeks theme is 
'Your Favourite Colour Combo'
I don't really have a favourite colour combo but am liking yellow & grey together at the moment


I used markers, chalks, glossy accents & glitter to colour in this image from Stamping Bella.
The papers are from My Minds Eye-In Bloom a fave of mine at the mo. 
The sentiment was computer generated and the number was cut on the silhouette.

Hop on over to see what the talented DT's fave colour combo is here



Sunday, 15 February 2015

FSC #88


Good Evening,

Good news about my fracture clinic appointment. I have an undisplaced fracture of the radial head which I need no treatment for but need to do some prescribed exercises to get the full use bak, wearing the sling only when needed.

So I've had a little play with an image from this weeks sponsor at 



I have paper pieced her dress with the same paper I used for the background, Girls bear too - Nit Wits
The rest of the image was coloured using markers,chalks,glossy accents & a clear star gelly roll pen.
The sentiment is a stamp from LOTV & the flowers are punched, layered up and cosmic shimmer centers, the leaves are die cuts.

Hop on over to the main challenge blog here for more ideas


Thursday, 5 February 2015

MAWTT has gone Pastel

Good Evening,
Can't believe it's Thursday already, where has this week gone?
I forgot to write a schedule my post that should have been published this morning.
Any way I'm here now, better late than never, so they say.

I need to let you know there's a new challenge over at
Hostess this week is the lovely boss lady Hazel who would like to see 
Pastels


Image - DigiStamp, Cute Baby Christening
Papers - printed from Do Crafts CD
Sentiment - computer generated
Coloured with - Markers
Mats - Mirri card

Do hop over to the challenge blog to see what the talented team A have created.

I would like to enter:



Monday, 2 February 2015

Love is in the Air

 Good Afternoon,

My trip to A&E on Friday revealed that I have fractured my elbow:( I have to wait for an appointment at the fracture clinic to find out what treatment I will need. Till then I have my arm in a sling which is very restrictive, especially when trying to craft!

Good job I had already made my DT card for the new challenge starting over at 

This fortnights theme is:
Valentines Day
and is being sponsored by:



Image - TPS Love Birds
Colouring medium - Markers & chalk
Paper - embossed with SB Dainty Dots folder
Heart frame - cut on silhouette
Sentiments - Dawn Bibby stamp

Hop on over to see what the talented DT have created



Saturday, 31 January 2015

Friday Sketch Challenge #87

Good Morning,

Sorry I'm late with my DT post for 
But ended up in A&E yesterday, I'll explain later

The lovely Shirley has shared her sketch for us to work with this week


and there is a £5 voucher for one lucky winner for DigiStamp Boutique

I have used baby rosie for my DT make, she is so sweet & a dream to colour


I coloured the image with markers, using the blender to create spots on the baby grow
The papers were printed off from a Do Crafts CD- Wellington sunny days collection
The sentiments were computer generated as worded by the customer.

Hope you will join in the challenge this fortnight, do pop over to the main challenge blog for some inspiration from the team.

I would like to enter:





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.