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Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Pretty In Pink and Red

Morning everyone, and what a beautiful day it is, I think Summer might have finally made an appearance here in Yorkshire lol!!  Well what are you going to do on this beautiful day, I do hope you will find some time to join us over at 'Papertake Weekly' it's 'Take Your Pick' this week, so if you pop over to the main challenge blog you will be able to get the full details of the challenge... I have gone with the colour challenge pink and red and also the product challenge of gems.... I love how this card turned out.. I have used one of the gorgeous new pads from LOTV called Romance and Roses, this is such a lovely pad and is one of my favourites at the moment!!. I have used my mesh border die which I find I reach for all the time..  I have used it today to create a trellis effect for my flowers, I think it looks quiet effective don't you!.. I also added a touch of treasure gilding wax to my flower spray.. love this product!!

A Peak a the Inside

Card Recipe
Image - LOTV Art Pad Set 27 Beautiful Blooms
Papers - LOTV Romance and Roses
Mesh Border - Cheery Lynn (I think.. can't find the packaging)
Corner Die - La La Land Filigree Corner
Roses - Wild Orchid Crafts

Challenges Entered 

Our sponsor this week is the lovely Simon Says Stamp

There is a...

$25 Gift voucher up for grabs!!
Hope you get a chance to join in our lovely challenge this week

Well my lovelies, just a little update on my hubby... we are waiting for an appointment now to see an Orthopaedic Surgeon regarding his hips, the injection he went for last week is already fading fast!!.. the consultant feels as though he might need surgery.. so it's the waiting game again!!

I will try and catch up with you all sometime soon, I've seen a lot of your lovely cards come up on my reading list, I just haven't had time to do any commenting sorry:) xx 

You all take care,
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Friday, 19 June 2015

Oh So Pretty.....

Hi everyone, Hope you all had a lovely week. It's been another hectic one for me, but we get through it eventually don't we!... It's a lovely challenge over at  'Papertake Weekly' this week called 'Oh So Pretty' and we all love pretty cards don't we lol!! I've chosen this image from one of LOTV's art pads and glittered it up a little... I wasn't very impressed with what I did at first and thought it didn't look quiet right... something missing etc lol!!

So I have added a little more embellishment to my card here... I didn't really
like the above version!

A Peek at the inside

 A Peek at the other side

Card Recipe
Image - LOTV Art Pad
Papers - Lost and Found (Blush)
Butterfly - Memory Box
Flower Die - Marianne

Challenges Entered

We are sponsored by the lovely Mary and Andrea this week at The Ribbon Girl'.. There is a £10 voucher to spend in there lovely shop for the lucky winner!
So do pop along to the main challenge blog and see what my lovely teamies have created for your inspiration... such pretty makes this week.

I'm a little late with my post this week, sorry:).... Finding it hard to fit everything in at the moment. I have had a couple of appointments to take Mum too and it's surprising how the whole day seems to disappear! We are away this week-end too and David has another appointment for his hips on Tuesday, so don't know whether I will have a card for next week... will try my best:) xx 

Hope you all have a lovely week-end...
Take Care,
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Something for the Boys.....

Good morning all... what a mixed bag of weather we are having, I still find it hard to believe we are in June lol!!.. Hope you all had a great week. I went to the Stamp Magic show at Doncaster Dome on Sunday, it was hosted by Paula from 'Which Craft' and what a fabulous show it was.. I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I wasn't going to go as my daughter Debs couldn't make it, I was a bit dubious about going on my own but off I went and had a lovely time... Watched a few demonstrations on Multi Media, painting and inking.... really learnt a lot!.. the girls were all so helpful and full of inspiration and encouragement. I'm really eager to try Multi Media so bought some paints and grunge paste and some really lovely stamps which I will share over the coming weeks.. I'm really eager to give this new technique a try, I just can't wait to get into my craft room now lol!!

As it's Tuesday again it's time for another challenge over at 'Paper Take Weekly' and this week it's to make something for the boys... It can be a Fathers day card or simply just a card for a man or boy, or even a baby card.... I've been playing with my inks and stamps this week and this is what I did...  I stamped my image on a plain sheet of card then started to colour all around it with my inks I stamped some extra images on there too, to create a back drop for the image.... I stamped a separate image, coloured it in and cut it out and then decoupaged it... I quiet like the result and it's something different for me. I ruffed all the edges and inked the cogs and corners and the jute mesh ribbon was originally bright pink lol!! I dyed it with several different colours of distress inks, quiet like the way it turned out.. I went around all the edges with wax gilt to give it a metal look, it does look a lot nicer in real life, the backing paper is more of a green colour...

Card Recipe
Image Free with a magazine
Paper - LOTV - Antebellum (Raspberry Road)
Cogs - Craft Show
Bits and pieces from my stash
Inks - Tim Holtz

Challenges Entered
Simon Says Make It - Make It Masculine
Crafty Boots - Fathers Day/For the Man in your life

We are sponsored by the lovely Jill at the Hobby House and there is a £10 Voucher up for grabs.... Do hope you get a chance to join us this week, please pop along to the main challenge blog and see what my lovely teamies have created for your inspiration!

Well that's it from me for now, hopefully I'll get a chance to have a little play this week... just wanted to say too that I also got the new paper pads from LOTV, they are really lovely... they are also on offer at the moment ... just thought I would let you know... just in case lol!!

Have a great week everyone and have fun!!
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Summer Blooms

Good morning everyone, well we are supposed to be in Summer but no signs of it here in Yorkshire yet lol!!.. The heating is still on full blast!.. a quickie today as I'm running around like a headless chicken lol!!.. Today we have a lovely challenge over at Papertake Weekly.. it's everyone's favourite 'Anything Goes'.. we do have a little twist for you 'Anything Summery' if you want to choose it but it's not compulsory... I've used a lovely image from LOTV Art Pads and I have inked with Tim Holtz Distress inks and a lovely product called Wax Gilt this one is called Treasure Brass... love the gold sheen it gives everything.. my favourite product at the moment!..

Card Recipe
Image - LOTV Art Pad
Dies - Joanna Sheen Butterfly Die
La La Land Filigree Corner
Doo Hickey Butterfly
Papers - Melissa France - 5th Avenue

Challenges Entered

Our sponsor this week is LOTV who are offering a fabulous £10 voucher for there shop

Do pop along to the main challenge blog and see what my lovely teamies have created for your inspiration this week and leave them a little love!

That's it from me for now, you all take care and see you soon!..
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

It's A Good Day....

Hi everyone, hope you all had a good bank holiday!! David and I took Mum with us to a Land Rover show at the week-end, she's always loved to come with us but it was quiet a struggle for her to get around even with the little walker we bought her.  We had a lovely picnic at lunch time, then Mum and I sat in the sunshine while David went and had another look around on his own.  I feel quiet sad as she's always loved the shows but it's a bit too much for her now.. but we had a lovely day all the same and the weather was kind to us too!

Well it's time for another challenge over at 'Papertake Weekly' and this week you have a lovely variety of options to choose from, or you can incorporate all of them if you like.... I have chosen to do Dawny's lovely sketch plus the colour choice of Blue and Green... Do pop along to the main challenge blog and see all the options.

Sketch #101

Materials Used
Papers - Candles & Cake and Shabby Shack (LOTV)
Ink - Tim Holtz Salty Ocean
Swirls - Marianne
Dies - I think they were Memory Box
Image - I've thrown away the packaging (sorry)

We are sponsored by Simon Says Stamp and there is a lovely Gift Voucher on offer...

Challenges Entered

Do pop along to the main challenge blog and see what my lovely teamies have been up to. I do hope you will join us this week for some lovely crafty fun!
Have a lovely week everyone, take care...
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

With A Heart

Good morning everyone  it's Tuesday already so it's time for another challenge over at 'Papertake Weekly'... and this week Dawny would love to see something heart shaped on your work!.. I'v made quiet a simple card and it's for my Mum who is 88 yrs young today!! she doesn't see very well as she has AMD, so I haven't made anything too fussy. The hearts are in my paper and image also I've added 3 little hearts under the word MUM... the ribbon looks lovely as it has sparkly bits along both edges which you can't really see in the photos... I also stickled the lovely roses and butterflies to make them sparkle too!

A peek at the iside

Card Recipe
Image - LOTV Pre-Coloured Art Pad
Paper - LOTV - Heartfelt by Raspberry Road
Sentiment - Computer generated

Challenges Entered
Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes
Get Creative - Ingredient Challenge (1 printed paper, 1 fibre,  1 sticker)
Penny Black - Dies and Punches

We are sponsored by the lovely Mary and Andrea over at the Ribbon Girl... there is a lovely prize on offer of a £10 Voucher to spend in there fabulous shop so do pop along to the main challenge blog and take a look at what my lovely teamies have made for your inspiration.

It's raining and sun-shining alternately here today, but it's good for the garden as we have been planting some new plants. I'm on work later this afternoon, and when I finish David and I are taking Mum out for a a lovely day to look forward too!
You all take care,
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

In The Garden....

Good morning everyone, hope you all have had a fabulous week... It's been beautiful the last few days here in Yorkshire, a little nippy at times but lovely in the sun!... sorry I haven't been able to get round for a visit, but this week has been a bit manic, with appointments for Mum, and extra hours at work...
Anyway up and onward lol!!.... It's Tuesday today, so time for another challenge over at Papertake Weekly, and this week Dawny would love anything to do with the garden... it could be flowers, or a garden based image or what ever your interpretation of  'In the Garden' means to you....  I have chosen butterflies and flowers... and of course I would love to see this little fairy in my garden somewhere too lol!!

I used the art pads from LOTV and decoupaged the butterflies and little fairy:).. my cutting out isn't too brilliant but I don't think it looks too bad! I tried to take a photo of the little fairies wings as they look lovely, I glittered them all up the same as her little skirt, but it doesn't show up too well, but I think you can get the idea... the lovely papers were a freebie with a magazine and matched the pre-coloured image perfectly...  the gorgeous flowers and ribbon are from the Ribbon Girl, the sentiment is from LOTV, I use these all the time, love them!..

Do pop over to the main challenge blog and see all the fabulous creations and ideas from my lovely teamies and also check out the fabulous prize that is on offer this week.

Challenges Entered

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