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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Happy Easter

Good afternoon everyone, hope you have all had a great week.  I'm on a mission at the moment, I feel my cards need a bit of umph!!  I want to make something a bit different, so I'm trying out a few different card folds, first up is this centre step card which I came across in one of my card magazines.  I had to alter it a little to fit in with my design for this Easter Card. Hope you like it!

We have a lovely challenge today over at 'Papertake Weekly', Dawny has chosen an Easter Theme... you can make a card for Easter or include something egg shaped or oval on your card, so I decided to go with an Easter card and this little image is just right for this card fold too... I had lots of fun dressing it up!

 I Decoupaged the eggs, you can see it a little in this photo

I am really pleased how it's turned out. I have had this lovely image for ages in my drawer, it's called 'Spring Bunny with eggs' from LOTV.  I used my Tim Holz Distress markers to colour it.  I haven't done any colouring for a while so it was lovely to sit and relax for awhile lol!!  I made a bit of a mess of the image so coloured a second one, and didn't like that either, so I decided to use the first bunnie and decoupage the eggs, I got this idea from Debby who uses decoupage all the time, her cards are amazing, you can see her lovely work here.
Card Recipe
Image - 'Spring Bunny With Eggs' LOTV
Papers - Papermania 'Sweet Nothings'
Colouring Medium - Tim Holtz Distress Markers
Dies - Memory Box ' Arboscello Tree and Puffy Clouds
Cheery Lynn Designs - Flourish Leaf Strip
Doo Hickey - Butterfly
Fencing - Marianne
Gems etc from my stash

Challenges Entered
Ribbon Girl Challenge - Lovely Lili Challenge - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - 'E' for Easter

That's it from me today, hope you all have a fantastic Easter, and that you manage to squeeze some crafting into the week-end too! Also pop over to the 'Papertake Weekly' challenge and see what fabulous cards my teamies have made, and you could win a super, duper prize too!..
You all take care,
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Spring Has Sprung!

Good morning everyone, I can't believe it's been almost a week since our break in Germany.  We had a fabulous time, the weather was really kind to us and Liam was a little gem!! Wish the airport strike had gone on a little longer then we would have had more time there lol!!

Hope you all had a great week-end, Deborah and I went to LOTV and did a 3D Class with Dawny.. It was fabulous, we made a lovely 'Birthday Box', which I didn't quiet manage to finish so when it's done I'll put it on my blog.  I want to make a couple for Christmas as they are so nice, you can see Dawny's here.  I have never really made a 3D project before, other than boxes for my cards, so was really pleased with myself lol!! I also bought more goodies as you do lol!!

Any way on to my card for today, it's for my guest spot at Papertake Weekly and this week you need to make a card with 'Spring' in mind or you could just use Spring Colours.  Nice and easy.. there will also be a lovely prize up for grabs too, so do come along and have a go!

A peek at the inside

I used a jelly roll pen on the petals tried to get a photo, it just gives it a little extra sparkle.  Also used Frosty Lace stickles on his little tail, it doesn't show up to well I'm afraid!

I used my distress markers to give the image more depth

Card Recipe
Image - LOTV Art pad Set 21 Bunnies
Papers - Memory Keepers (Scrapbook Pad)
Dies - Doohicky Vintage Daisies
Cheery Lynn Olive branches 
Lace -  LOTV/Ribbon Girl
Gems - My stash

Challenges Entered
Ribbon Girl - Spring
Creative Inspirations - Lovely Lace
Crafting from the heart - Anything Goes/Easter Theme
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - 'D' for Die Cuts
My Mums Craft Shop - #16 Anything Goes

That's it from me today hunnie buns lol!! hope you all have a fantastic week and do pop across to Papertake Weekly and join in with this weeks challenge and see what my lovely teamies have created.
Take Care,
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie x

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Papertake Weekly - A lovely Sketch

Good morning everyone,
Hope you all have had a fantastic week-end, the weather hasn't been too bad has it... just cold bbrrr!  Can you believe we are almost out of March already.  David and I are going to Germany this week as it's our Grandsons 6th Birthday, he is growing up so fast! Really looking forward to it.

Anyway on to my card for today, it's Tuesday so it's time for another challenge over at Papertake Weekly which is a lovely sketch challenge.  You can use the new sketch that Dawny has done, or you can choose a different one from the lovely collection on the Papertake Weekly blog here, but remember it must be one of ours. I chose the new sketch, it was lovely to work with and I really enjoyed making it, once I had found my mojo as he did a little walk about this week lol!!

I used another LOTV pre-coloured art pad image from Set 3 'Wild Flowers'... I used a sprinkling of frantage around the edges, I love this stuff! (I did knock the whole jar over, but managed to scoop most of it up lol!!).. I've just had one of those weeks lol!!  It's lovely and sparkly as I used lots of Stardust Stickles on the flowers, butterflies and my flower at the bottom.  I also put a strip of navy and gold ribbon tucked under the blue panel, the photo doesn't show it up to well, but the little bit of gold really sparkles too.  The flower die is a gorgeous Tim Holtz die that I bought at the 'Harrogate' show last week, I think I'm going to get a lot of use out of this, and of course I used my old faithful 'Marianne' swirl die! butterflies are Martha Stewart all jazzed up with stickles and pearls.  I also popped the lovely doo hickey 'So wrapped, Lovely' Die into the side. The lovely papers are 'Petal Fresh' from LOTV by Mary Fran.

Challenge Entered
LOTV - Bingo (Ribbon, Pearls and Flowers)
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Love to Create - Bingo (Flowers, Blue and Ribbon)

Hope you all have a 'FABULOUS' Mother's Day on Sunday, and hope you all get very, very spoilt.  When my kids were little I always got breakfast in bed (which David and the kids had put together) and we would all open my pressies together, me still half a sleep, but the kids loved it, and the kids would jump up and down on the bed with excitement and say 'come on Mum open your pressies, come on lol!!  It was fabulous, do miss those special times.  What would we do without memories hey! Talking about memory, don't forget to pop over to PTW and see the fabulous cards the other girls have made, lots of fabulous inspiration and a prize to be won too!...

Sorry I seem to have waffled on a bit here... Have a great week and take care...
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

For Mum

Good Morning all,

It's Tuesday so it's time for another challenge over at Papertake Weekly.  This weeks challenge is to make a card for Mum, or a female.

Isn't this image gorgeous. It's one of LOTV's pre-coloured art pads, and I have glittered all the flowers and butterflies.. even the perfume bottles have had a splash of glossy accents, although you can't see it on the photo.  My photography leaves a lot to be desired just recently, I just don't seem to be able to get the lighting right!  The sentiment is also LOTV hand written phrases.  I've used flat back pearls again, just love these at the moment, I'm sure they will be on my next card too!

Card Recipe
Image - LOTV Art Pad
Sentiment - LOTV Written Phrases
Papers - LOTV Raspberry Road 'Timeless Victorian'
Punch - Martha Stewart  Daisies
Dies - Doo Hickey Butterfly
Doo Hickey Twisted Swirl

Challenges Entered
LOTV - Bingo (Ribbon, pearls and flowers) 2nd entry
Crafty Little Fairies - Things with wings

Do pop over to the Papertake Weekly challenge blog and see what gorgeous cards the other girls have made.  Also there is a wonderful prize to be won.

That's it from me for today, you all take care,
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Bingo at Papertake Weekly

Good morning everyone,

I would just like to say a 'Big Thank You' to everyone for the lovely wishes you sent me regarding my Aunty Hilda, they are very much appreciated.  One of the things I love about crafting is that most of us are really caring of other people, and your well wishes and encouragement always make me feel better, whether it's something that's happened in my life or just an encouraging comment about a card, I've never met a lot of you but feel sometimes that you are my closest friends:) xx  Sending you all big cyber hugs xx

So on to my card for today it's Tuesday so it's time for Papertake Weekly challenge and the theme for this week is 'Bingo' below is the grid and if you don't know how to play it's easy, just choose one of the lines in any direction and include them on your card.

My choice for this week is the top line

I have used this lovely stamp from LOTV called 'Handbags'  I used Tim Holtz distress inks to colour it in and sprinkled frantage around the edges, also glittered the lovely flowers and butterflies with stickles.  I also inked around the edges and even the ribbon got a swipe with the ink pad lol!! The gorgeous pearls are from Ribbon Girl as well as some of the flowers. The little gems inside the flowers were from the hobby house.  I also made a little pull out tag from the gorgeous paper.  I used one of LOTV's lovely verses Set 10.

Other items used
Paper - Antebellum LOTV (Raspberry Road Designs)
Doily Die - Cheery Lynn (Italian Flourish)
Numbers - Tim Holtz
Flowers - Ribbon Girl/Wild Orchid Crafts
Gee-SSo - Indigo Blu
Butterflies - Martha Stewart Punch

Challenge Entered
Simply Create Too - Shop in your stash
Totally Papercrafts - Female Birthday
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
LOTV Monthly Challenge- Bingo - (Ribbon,Pearls & Flowers)
The ABC Challenge - G is for Girls
Natalie & Amy - #18 Flowers
Bearly Mine - One for the Girls
Splendiferous Creations - Fabulous Florals

That's it from me for now, do pop over to the Papertake challenge blog and see what beautiful cards the other girls have created, and don't forget you could also win yourself a lovely prize! 
Take care,
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Anything Goes at 'Papertake Weekly'

Good morning everyone,
Hope you have had a great week-end!. Isn't it lovely to have longer days of daylight, I hate the dark nights and mornings!!  Well it's Tuesday already and time for another Papertake Weekly Challenge and we all love 'Anything Goes'.  There is also an optional extra to include home made flowers.  These can be made using punches or dies, felt, crochet etc... or you could adapt a ready made flower and turn it into something different, the choice is yours.  For my card I used a lovely verse from LOTV, and decorated it with pearls and a flower I made myself.... do you know how excited I was when it came together lol!!  I have spent so much time on the internet looking at flowers, I have forgot now where I saw this one, as there are so many tutorials that make similar types... I have had a go at a few different styles but quiet liked this one, it has lots of dimension and is so strong, considering it's only made out of black, and white card.... I embossed some white card with an embossing folder for the background, and the border is a Martha Stewart punch and I decorated the little daisies with pearls too, but you can't see it so well on the photo.

My Aunty, who is my Mum's Sister passed away this week-end, and I thought that maybe this might make a nice sympathy card, but I'm not sure the verse is quiet right, can't make up my mind.  Does anyone have any thoughts on it?

Card Recipe
Image - LOTV - Quotables 
Punches - Martha Stewart 
Dies - Magnolia Swirl, Spellbinders Picot Edge Circles,
Joy Daisy Flower die for Flower

Challenges entered
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Card and Scrap - Use your dies
Crafting From The Heart - Dies or Punches

Do pop over to Papertake Weekly and see what fabulous creations the other girls have done, also have a go at making your own flowers it really is so satisfying and you can co-ordinate them with your card.  Also there is a fabulous prize to be won too! ... 

Take care,
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie x

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Sketchy Free For All

Hello everyone, hope you all had a great week-end with lots of crafting thrown in!..  Whooo!! I'm feeling quiet happy today, I managed to order some lovely paper pads from LOTV yesterday, had a bit of a struggle at first trying to get on the site.. gave up and tried a bit later, really thought I would miss out again lol!! But NO.. they still had some stock!!  Can't wait for Mr. Postie to arrive now lol!!

My card today is for 'Papertake Weekly' which is a lovely sketch challenge. You can use any sketch as long as it is one of the Papertake sketches.  I chose to use sketch #80. The nice thing about sketches is they give you a good starting point, especially when Mr. Mojo has gone walk about, I love using them.  I really enjoyed making this card, the flowers were cut out with a Joy Die, really want to have a go at making some flowers, I have some gorgeous dies which I haven't known how to use properly so have been on the internet for some tutorials, so watch this space lol!!..   The gorgeous hearts are a Marianne die and I have ruffed up all the black card with some sand paper and scissors, the card is by Tim Holtz and is a dream to use for this sort of thing.  The gorgeous papers are from LOTV designed by Mary Fran.  The image is from one of LOTV art pads.

This is the sketch which I turned around so that the side was at the top

Card Recipe
Sentiment - LOTV - Everyday Grundgy Messages
Dies - Marianne Hearts and Joy Flowers

Challenges Entered
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute with lots of spots & dots
The ABC Challenge - F is for Flowers
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Patterned Paper
TTCRD Challenge - Anything Goes
LOTV Monthly Challenge - Name That Tune
'The Hug Song' - by Fred Small
My card is about sending someone special hugs so I would just like to send some special hugs to Mary, Andrea and Family from the ribbon girl.  Mary sadly lost her husband last week and I would just like to say you are all in my thoughts and prayers. xx

That's it for today guys, you all take care,
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx