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Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Create with your Soul...

Good morning everyone, hope you have all had a lovely week, hasn't it been gorgeous!  The week-end was a bit cool here in Yorkshire, and we had a flash of hailstone too!... but lovely all the same lol!!
 Being Tuesday it's time for another challenge over at 'Papertake Weely' and this week Dawny would like the main focus of the card to be Words... I've made a card from a beautiful stamp from a company called 'Visible Image' called 'Create with your Soul'.. I bought this last year and haven't had the opportunity to stamp it up.. so here goes! I wanted to try and make a vintage style card but it's turned out a bit steam punk!! I really enjoyed messing with all the inks, but would do a few things differently next time... I die cut the clock in craft card, then painted it with gesso, then added all different colours of Tim Holtz distress inks, it was a lot darker yesterday and the colours were better, so next time I think I will leave it to dry completely before assembling as I think it could have done with more colour on it, it looked a bit whitish the following morning!..  I also bought some fabulous wax gilt last week-end and I've put it on everything lol!! it does give a lovely finish!!


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Card Recipe
Sentiment - Create with your Soul - by Visible Image
Paper - LOTV - Antebellum by Raspberry Road Designs
Chipboard Cogs, wings - Avalon Esoterica
Inks - Tim Holtz
Pearls - Hobby House
Roses - WOC
Burlap - Ribbon Girls

Challenges Entered
TBA


Our sponsor this week is the Hobby House and there is a lovely prize on offer so do come along and join us... We had over 400 entries last week, I think you all enjoyed our Anything Goes Challenge!

That's it from me for another week, off to the hospital with David this morning for his injection into his hip, do hope it gives him some relief!... Hope you all have a great week..
Take Care,
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie x



Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Anything Goes

Good morning everyone, hope you all had a lovely Easter.... did you get a visit from the Easter bunny!.. He hopped in here and left some yummy goodies... all gone now!! ... I had a lovely week-end as Debs came up for four days, it all went too fast though!.. we had our first barbecue this week-end too!.. well it's back to work today and also it's another lovely challenge over at Papertake Weekly. This week it's anything goes with the option of adding a bunny, I didn't have time to colour any images so I thought this lovely art pad design from LOTV would be nice and colourful. Some of the gardens are now starting to burst with these gorgeous flowers and colours, and the birds are a lot chirpier now too lol!! I've been watching them gathering there twigs and leaves for the lucky lady they have chosen to make a nest with lol!!


Card Recipe
Image - LOTV art pad
Papers - LOTV - Raspberry Road - Baskets and Bunnies

Challenges Entered
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Spring Colours


Our sponsor this week is the fabulous ladies over at LOTV and they are giving the lucky winner a £10 Voucher to spend in there shop!!


So get creating and come along and join us this week, we would love to see your fabulous makes!

That's it from me for now, thank you all for your lovely comments, have a good week and take care!
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Take Your Pick....

Good morning everyone, my how the time is flying, I'm almost at the end of my holidays and haven't done half of what I was planning... never mind, there's always another day lol!! Easter is almost upon us and a quarter of the year has gone... whooosh!! just like that lol!! It's time for another challenge over at 'Papertake Weekly' and this week it's..... Take your pick, there are several options which you can see on the main blog here... I've gone with a treat bag and ovals.  Looking forward to seeing what you all come up with, Easter is such a lovely time to show off your lovely makes, and have fun at the same time....


I bought these cellophane bags from a new shop that has just opened in our town, and made lovely individual tags for them, I have a few to finish off yet...  Do you like my little bunnie, this was a free stamp on a magazine, isn't he cute!!  The little egg stamp for the tag I bought years ago, and I'm ashamed to say this is it's first inking lol!! I coloured both the images with my inktense pencils... still love them!!

We are sponsored by Simon Says Stamp this week, and there is a $25 voucher to be won!!


Challenges Entered
TBA

Well that's it from me for now, hope you all have a good week, it's just the weather for sitting in your favourite space with a nice cuppa and doing something you enjoy!! we are having showers, down pours, sunshine, everything today!!..  but I think when this is all over we will finally be on our way to Summer!!!.. Don't forget to pop along to the main challenge blog and see what fabulous creations my DT buddies have made... see you all soon, take care and have a fabulous Easter!!

Love and hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

A Cut Above....

Good morning everyone, hope you have all enjoyed your week.... it's time for another challenge over at 'Papertake Weekly' and the challenge is 'A Cut Above'... which you can interpret anyway you like, it could be fuzzy cuts, die cuts, punches etc!, I used my dies and punches....






Dawny is sponsoring a £10 Voucher from LOTV this week, so do come along and join us!

Card Recipe
Doily - Cheery Lynn
Butterfly - Joanna Sheen Signature Dies
Numbers - Also Joanna Sheen
Ribbon - The Ribbon Girls
Papers - Vintage Blooms by Jennifer Ellory (Free with Magazine)

Challenges
TBA

Sorry I'm rushing this morning as I'm taking my Mum to the hearing clinic.  She doesn't see very well and you know what hearing aids are like, so tiny and she broke the box that the battery goes into, so I'm hoping they will be able to fix it for her.

Will catch up with you all soon... have a lovely day and take care!!
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Happy Birthday....

Good morning everyone... Wow! what a week, it's just flown bye again... Hope all you lovely ladies had a fabulous day on 'Sunday' and were thoroughly spoilt.. like me lol!! ... I had a lovely surprise as my lovely daughter came from Worcester to celebrate the day with me!! I had dropped my Mum off in Manchester last week so my Mum could spend the week-end with my younger sister so David and I were going to be on our own!! but I have a wonderful, thoughtful daughter whom is my best mate too that wouldn't have left us on our own on such a special day... mwhah!! love you sweetheart:)

I'm officially on leave from today for two weeks yayhh!!! so have a long list of to do's!! lol!! well I managed to miss the GNPS at Harrogate!.. it's only through my friend Carole telling me she was going that I realized that the show was here already lol!!, never mind more pennies to spend at the next show lol!!

Anyway on to my card for today, it's for the challenge this week over at 'Papertake Weekly' which is very simple this week... all you have to do is use 'HAPPY' in your sentiment, the list is endless so do pop across to the main challenge here and join us....






Card Recipe
Image - LOTV Art Pad
Papers - LOTV Pastel Dreams by Mary Fran
Pearls - The Ribbon Girl
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Hand Made Flower Die - MFT and Marianne Swirl

Challenges Entered
TBA

 The lovely Mary and Andrea over at The Ribbon Girl are sponsoring us this week, so a lovely prize on offer too!!


Do pop along to the main challenge and see what my fabulous teamies have done.
That's it from me for now guys, hope you all have a fabulous week... 
Happy Crafting
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Mum's The Word

Hi everyone, another week has gone flying bye!!... and its time for another challenge over at 'Papertake Weekly'..  today its 'Mum's the Word' or you could make a card for a Sister, daughter or any special lady in your life whether they are young or old! I really enjoyed making this card for my Mum, I've tried to make it a little shabby chic, and love the way it's turned out... There is a bit of a photo overload... sorry lol!!





Products used
Papers - Pion
Sentiment - Desert Diva ( I love Hannelie's sentiments and use them often:))
Doily - Tonic Dotty Lace Circle Doily
Butterfly Die - Joanna Sheen
Ribbon, Lace and Pearls - The Ribbon Girl
Inks - Tim Holtz

Challenges Entered
TBA

We have a new sponsor this week and it's the lovely Christine over at Paper Nest Dolls, watch this space as I'm going to have to have myself some of these little beauties!!


Do pop a long to the main challenge blog and see what my lovely teamies have done, there's always so much inspiration from these lovely ladies!!

I would also like to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone for leaving me such lovely comments last week...you are all so thoughtful!!..   sending BIG cyber hugs to you all mwah!!
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx



Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Super Striker

Good morning everyone:) Are we really into the first week of March already, it seems forever since I last posted, but here I am back again, and hope to be able to blog a little more often.... my hubby retired recently and we are trying to get into some kind of routine lol!! it is a bit hit and miss with my crafting at the moment so I'm just taking one day at a time...  I have managed to make a card for my grandsons 7th Birthday... just don't know where the time has gone since he was first born... he is really into football at the moment so thought this cute image from LOTV fitted the bill perfectly.

Also it's another great challenge over at Papertake Weekly The challenge this week is Anything Goes with an option of using flowers if you like... No flowers from me this week though, although I did think about adding a few daisies in the grass, then thought better of it lol!!



A peak at the inside


The image is called Super Striker and I have coloured him with my inktense pencils, I finally had a chance to use this lovely die from MFT called chicken wire. I think it makes a fabulous net with a little cheese cloth behind it. I decoupaged the football to make it stand out a little more too but you can't really see it in the photo's. I used the pieces from the chicken wire die to mount Liam's name on, they were just the right size!

LOTV are sponsoring us this week and there's a £10 voucher for the lucky winner!! 


Hope you will join us this week, we would love to see all your gorgeous cards.  Do pop along to the main blog and check out what the rest of the team have done!!

Challenges Entered
TBA

That's it from me for now, have a lovely week and take care:)
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie 
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