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Tuesday, 30 September 2014

A New Home

Good morning everyone, sorry I haven't been around for a while but still busy with the house, one little job of getting the Artex sorted has ended up into a major overhaul of all the other rooms lol!!.. The dust just got every where so it's lots of cleaning and painting... Anyway I have managed to clear a little space and I've put this card together for this weeks lovely challenge over at Papertake Weekly which is a Sketchie Free For All... This means you can use the new sketch that Dawny has created or you can choose one of the older ones which you can find here.. I have used sketch #42 as it fitted in so nicely with this lovely image from LOTV.

Sketch #42

Card Recipe
Image - LOTV Pre-coloured art pad
Papers - LOTV Snow Princes Solids By Mary Fran
Flowers - Ribbon Girl and WOC
Butterfly - Marianne
Flower Swirl -Marianne 

We are sponsored this week by Simon Says Stamps so a great prize to be won!
Also do pop along to the main blog and see what my lovely teamies have created for you.
Challenges Entered
LOTV - Pretty Papers

It's short and sweet today guys, so you all take care and happy crafting....I haven't forgotten about the holiday photo's, will put some on as soon as I can...
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

A little bit of CAS....

Good morning everyone, I am now back from my holidays and what a fabulous time we all had.  I can't believe how cold I feel since we came back, I really do need warmth lol!! I will share some photo's with you as soon as I get myself sorted, I feel really disoriented, and not quiet here lol!!  Debs and Candice are now in Worcester, and are settling in slowly.  Our little Jack Russell 'Cassy' also went down this week-end, she has missed the girls so much and was just so happy when she saw them at the week-end, she has her sparkle back again now!! She had two homes as I looked after her during the day, I keep looking for her and think I have let her out into the garden, then realize she isn't here.... any way it's time for another challenge over a Papertake Weekly and this week the theme is 'Repeat, Repeat' our sponsor is the lovely Katherina from Whiff of Joy Stamps....

I have gone with a simple card this week as I haven't had any time to sit and play.. I used the sketch from 'CAS(E) this Sketch', although I was in a rush to make this card I really like the end result, I still have to finish the inside though!!  I think I'm going to try my hand at making more of these little cards... I finally got a chance to use one of my lovely crocheted doily's that Nicole my DIL made for me, it goes so well with this card.  I also used up scraps of card, that I've been accumulating over the last few years, I must go into this box more often lol!!

Challenges Entered
CAS(E) this Sketch - sketch #91

I do hope you can join us this week, do pop across to the main challenge and take a look at what my lovely teamies have made, I'm sure you will be inspired by there lovely makes!

This week is also going to be quiet busy as we are having Artex taken off the walls in the hallway, stairs and landing yayhh!!!! they start on Friday....  I don't mind the mess as I've wanted it gone for years and finally it will be going yes!!!! I'm going to try and get my card made for next week, before all the dust starts flying about as I won't be able to get into my craft room.  I think it might be a good idea to cover up my computer too! I will try and get around for visits, but please bear with me, I will be back to normal soon lol!!!! 

You all take care,
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Time To Relax

Good morning everyone, a quick post today as I have a lot to do this week, plus I'm working overtime at work as we are all getting into holiday mode now lol!!

Today we have a lovely challenge over at 'Papertake Weekly' Dawny would like to see lots of spots and dots somewhere on your card and there is a lovely prize up for grabs too by the lovely Katharina at Whiff of Joy stamps.

The sentiments and the papers are from LOTV.  The image itself is from one of the sketch pads that LOTV brought out a while ago that you could colour yourself, but I don't think they are doing them any more as I can't find a link, but they do sell the pre-coloured art pad and also the lovely stamp which is called 'Put Your Feet Up'.  I have coloured it with my Prisma Pencils.

Products Used
Image - LOTV Sketch Pad
Papers - LOTV 'Winter Wishes' by Mary Fran
Hessian Ribbon - The Ribbon Girl
Watch Charm - Hobby House

Do pop along to 'Papertake Weekly' and see what the rest of the team have made, there's always lots of fab ideas and inspiration from these lovely girlies!!!

I'm sorry I haven't been around to see everyone recently, but life has been a little hectic, hopefully when I get back from my hols, life will return to some kind of normality (well maybe lol!!).

You all take care,
Love and Hugs,

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Time To Have Fun

Good morning everyone, I'm running around like a headless chicken at the moment lol!! Deborah moves down to Worcester next week and then two days later we go to Spain on our holidays yaaayh!! I think we will all be glad to get on the ferry and just relax and not have to think about anything!! We have an over night stay on the ferry so it will give us all time to recover from the last few months, we have had lots of ups and downs, and some disappointments but that is all behind us now and we are going to have 18 days of sunshine, beaches lovely food and lots of fun!!. We are going overland in the Land Rover, our first stop is only one hour away from the Ferry terminal as we don't dock until 18.00 hrs.. on our second stop over we will be staying in Madrid for two days. Candice loves cities and she has studied Spanish this year so it will give her an insight to what the people and the culture are like... then we are off too Calpe for a whole 7 days in a villa, it has it's own swimming pool and we are not far from the sea a two minute walk and we will be on lovely beaches, so, so looking forward to that... then we start to travel back and have a night at Cuenca where the famous hanging houses are.. a bit scary but the scenery looks out of this world, then we go to a lovely place called La Posada De Gallegos for Deborah's birthday... then onto Larendo for two nights before we catch the ferry home. I will post some photo's when I get back as I think we are going to see some amazing sights!

Hope your still with me, as it's time for another challenge over at Papertake Weekly, and being the first Tuesday of the month it's Anything Goes, there is an OPTION to use some torn paper on your card if you want too...

Liam loves Lightening McQueen it is one of his favourite characters, it is very glittery but red is a devil of a colour to photograph!!.... The image is off the internet and I coloured it with promarkers and prisma pencils and added two googly eyes!.. I die cut the letters and embossed them with red glittery embossing powder and attached them too a spellbinders ribbon die... the papers are from Bearly Mine and the lovely sentiment is from LOTV, who are our sponsors this week, so do come and play along with us and you could win a lovely £10 Voucher...

Challenges Entered
To do later

Did you buy any goodies from LOTV's  new Christmas collection!!  I wanted everything but I didn't come up on the lottery this week lol!! but I did buy a few nice stamps, and the sentiments, and gorgeous papers, not a lot of time for crafting at the moment, but can't wait to have a play, and I'm sure lots of goodies will fall into my basket over the next few months too lol!!! ... That's it from me but do pop along to Papertake Weekly and see what my lovely teamies have done... you all take care and have a lovely week!
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Born To Shop

Good morning everyone, what a fabulous week of sunshine we have had... I wonder how long it will last lol!! Hope you have all had a good week.  As it's Tuesday it's time for another challenge over at 'Papertake Weekly',  Dawny has a lovely sketch for you this week or you can choose any of the other sketches on the blog, but remember it must be one of our sketches you can find them here.  I chose to go with the new one. I have used a lovely stamp called 'Born to Shop' I got it free with a magazine some time ago, and this card is for someone who loves to shop... (don't we all lol!!)

This is my take on the sketch, I swapped some of the elements around a little, remember it can be exact or you can move elements around to fit in with what you would like

I coloured the image with my inktense pencils and cut around the image. I used one of Tim Holtz embossing folders then cut a circle out of the middle and adhered the image to the centre with mounting squares. did some faux stitching around the circle and embossed paper, added a stamped sentiment from LOTV and some lovely ribbon from LOTV and some gems. I also die cut some flowers and added a little gem to each one.  I really enjoyed using the circle die, you can get some fabulous effects if you play around with them, quiet like the way this card turned out...

Card Recipe
Papers - My Minds Eye 'Quite contrary' (free with a magazine)
Image - Born To Shop (free with a magazine)
Embossing Folder - Tim Holtz 'Chackerboard'
Circle Dies - Tonic
Flower Die - Memory Box
Sentiment & Ribbon - LOTV

Challenges Entered
Die Cutting Divas - Anything Goes with a Die
Sister Act Challenge - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes

Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamps with a lovely voucher, so get out your creativity caps and come and join us, do pop along to the challenge blog and check out what the rest of the the girlies have made...
That's it from me guys, only three weeks to our holidays!!! You all have a great week, enjoy the sunshine and take care...
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Jolly Holidays

Good morning everyone, sorry I haven't posted for a while, but have been busy with house hunting with Debs, Still can't get used to the idea she will be moving. Selling and moving location and job are so stressful but everything is falling into place and the sale will be through by 9th August, she is still waiting to here whether she has secured one of the houses we have visited, but they are a dragging there heels a bit, if she can't find anywhere she is going to store her furniture for a while.  The hospital she is moving to has accommodation for staff that are in transit so her and Candice will rent an apartment for a few weeks, we are going on holiday the middle of August too, it has been booked since before she got her new job, so as you can imagine we are all a little stressed at the moment lol!! .. anyway its Tuesday already and time for another challenge over at 'Papertake Weekly' and this week its a nice easy one 'Jolly Holidays'... you can interpret this any way you like I was going to do one ready for our Summer Holidays but my printer is acting up at the moment and the image I wanted to use is a digi!! so I went with a Christmas Theme, and I now have another Christmas card made yayhhh!!!.

Now these little bears look as though they are ready for there Jolly Holidays, don't you think lol!! I've used one of the older ready coloured toppers from LOTV called Christmas Animals.  I have lots of these and really must use them up and make some cards, they are so cute!  The lovely papers are from the Woodland Wishes and Simple Joys paper pads by Mary Fran at LOTV, and I have distressed them and inked them up with Vintage Photo distress ink by Tim Holtz.  I've used two sentiments from the Christmas Sentiment Tags also from LOTV, and the big Merry Christmas is again from Avalon Esoterics which I purchased from a craft show a couple of months back. I've used a Marianne Snowflake doily die and a small slender firs die from Magnolia.  I've glittered everything up with Stardust Stickles and Glamour Dust and white pearls, it looks better in real life than my pants photos lol!!

Challenges Entered

We are sponsored this week by the lovely Liz from 'Buttons for Brains' so do come along and join in with us.

That's it for now guys, I'm at the hospital with Mum this morning she has to have a few blood tests, but they say it's nothing to worry about, but you always do don't you... I'm going to schedule this post as I'm on work this afternoon too!!

Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Stars And Stripes

Good morning, well here we are well into the second week of July, hope all the girls in the USA had a fabulous 4th July!! I bet there were lots of fire works and party's going on over the week-end!... We had our own celebrations here in Yorkshire this week-end, what a fabulous turn out it was for the Tour De France!! It brought back so many memories for me and my hubby as David and Steven used to do all the cycle race's in South Africa, they were both very big into cycling!!  My South African followers would know the well known 'Die Burger' cycle run, 'The Argus -PicknPay Rotary cycle tour, 'False Bay Round Table' Cape Point cycle tour just to name a few!! these were all back in the late eighty's and ninety's... It's a fabulous feeling of pride to be part of such an amazing event, and Yorkshire really did the tour proud... 'Well Done Yorkshire'!! We mustn't forget to mention Lewis Hamilton too, what a fabulous win for this great racing driver!!!

Having said all that I had better get on to my card for today which is for this weeks 'Papertake Weekly' Challenge.  The theme for this week is 'Stars and Stripes'...


Products used
Image - Woodware -'Yet to Come'
Papers - Basic Grey - Oxford
Stars - Memory Box Die
Road - Spellbinders
Bicycle - Cut out - Avalon Esoterics

Challenges Entered
Cute Card Thursday - Reach for the stars
Seize the Birthday - Stars or Stripes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Stars or Stripes or Both
Creative Card Crew - Masculine
Deep Ocean Challenge - Add A Sentiment

Hope you like my card this week, it's one of the quickest cards I have ever made, it just came together so easy!! Do hope you will join us this week, we have a lovely prize too from the lovely Katharina from Whiff Of Joy stamps...

That's it from me for another day, but please pop along to the 'Papertake' challenge blog and see what my lovely teamies have made..
I would just also like to say 'Thank You' for all my lovely hugs last week lol!! and also a big 'Hello' to my new followers:)..
Take Care,
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx