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Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Take Your Pick

Good morning everyone, Can you believe it's time for another challenge over at 'Papertake Weekly'... Where is time going too!! .... anyhow it's 'Take Your Pick' this week and there are a few options you can choose from..  There's a sketch, colour, Technique and Product... I have gone with technique which is to make a tag or include a tag... This is my first attempt with grunge paste, stencils and paints... I loved it, but messed up a hell of a lot lol!!.. this isn't brilliant, and I would have liked to have had another attempt but time isn't on my side at the moment! My first attempt at stamping straight on to the paint was a disaster, I didn't press hard enough and I had put quiet a lot of time into colouring etc.. but the magical thing about paint is, I was able to paint over it and stamp the sentiment again!!.. also what I didn't realize was that I had used the stencil back to front lol!! but I don't think it looks too bad does it!...

I noticed my ribbon was fraying, so I tided it up a little although I think I liked it looking a bit rough! It also started out being cream coloured.. I dyed it with Tim Holtz distress inks to make it match better with my paint, I do suggest you use gloves for this as it took a couple of days for the dye on my hands to disappear lol!!

My little butterfly started it's life out as silver I have painted it and given it the Treasure Gold treatment .. I love this stuff and put it on everything these days lol!!, I also used Treasure Gold around the edges of the tag..

What I used
Stencil - Papermania - Summer Blooms
Paints - PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics
Colours used Bora Bora, South Pacific, and Hey Pesto
Docrafts Artiste - All Purpose White Acrylic Paint
Reeves - Medium Yellow, Brilliant Red Acrylic Paints
Treasure Gold Gilding Wax
Sentiment - Inkylicious 
Inks - Tim Holtz Distress Inks 
Ribbon - The Ribbon Girl
Script Stamp - Kaisercraft

Challenges Entered

Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp who are offering a lovely gift voucher to the winner

It would be lovely if you could join in this week, also do take a peek at what my lovely teamies have made, they are always coming up with wonderful ideas...

Just wanted to say also that I won't be around for a few weeks, as my son and family are coming from Germany for two weeks. We are so looking forward to seeing them all as Christmas was the last time we saw them, I can't believe that our little granddaughter Annelie is almost a year old and Liam is 8   Then David and I want to take a couple of weeks for ourselves, we need some time out to catch up with ourselves, if you know what I mean lol!! We always seem to be rushing all the time and not really achieving what we want, so we are both getting stressed lol!! My Mum isn't in the best of health at the minute either. 

I would just like to say a big 'Thank You' to all you lovely ladies that leave me beautiful comments, I really appreciate the time you take to come and visit, as I know life can be pretty hectic at times for all of us.. you all take care... see you in a few weeks xx
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Build it Up

Hi Everyone, what a funny old week we have had... rain, beautiful sunshine, gusty winds, all we need now is a bit of the white stuff lol!!... It's time for another challenge over at 'Papertake Weekly' and this week it is 'Build it Up'.. which means no flat cards we need to see layers please.... My photo is a bit rubbishy this week, have taken several but the light was never right, it looks a bit lopsided too, in real life it looks lovely... I cased one of my teamies ideas with the little tags, hope you don't mind Debs...  Do you like my new die I got from the show, it's the little swirls that are on my flower arrangement..  it's a Noor Design from Joy Crafts.. it has a lovely oval frame with it too, can't wait to use it! I've lifted all the layers up with foam pads, all the flowers and image got the stickle treatment and it's very sparkly lol!!

Card Recipe
Image - LOTV Art Pad
Glitter - Stickles - Star Dust
Ribbon - The Ribbon Girls
Flowers - WOC
Designer Papers - LOTV - Always and Forever
Ink - Tim Holtz

Challenges Entered

We are sponsored by the lovely Ribbon Girls Mary and Andrea and they are offering a £10 Voucher to spend in there Fabulous shop.. wish I could enter lol!! So get yourself over to the main challenge blog and you could be our lucky winner this week!!

Well guys that's it from me today, hope you are all keeping well out there in blogland, hope to visit soon:) xx
Thank you all so much for leaving me lovely comments, they are really appreciated so much.. mwahh!

Until next time take care,
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

'Tis The Season....

Good morning everyone.. I always seem to be rushing these days, I wish the roundabout would slow down a little so I could enjoy what I'm doing lol!! I did have a lovely week-end though as I managed to go to the Summer Crafting show at Donny.. I was a little disappointed as some of my favourite crafty shops weren't there and I didn't see any demonstrations either ... (Not what I wanted to see anyway).. I met up with my friend Carole and we had a really good catch up lol!! Needed more talk time though lol!! I also met Dawny she was on the tonic stall demonstrating, it was so nice to see her and have a little catch up with her too!...  Then on Sunday Debs popped up so it was a great finish to a great week-end!!....
Not a lot of time for crafting though, I only just managed to make this card by the skin of my teeth lol!!... hope you like it.. it's a 'Wobble Card' I have never made one before, but it was so simple to make... just a large circle folded in half and the rest is self explanatory, I  have used lots of red stickles and glitter so waiting for everything to dry was quiet a mission as I wanted to put it together quickly lol!! .... I'm defiantly going to make more of these, they are soooo cute!

The challenge over at 'Papertake Weekly' is 'Anything but square'... so I decided to make another Christmas card.. that's two now, aren't I good lol!!

Card Recipe
Image - LOTV Art Pad
Sentiment - LOTV
Papers - LOTV
Snowflakes - Joy Crafts
Stickles, Glitter, Dew Drops & Gems - My Stash

Challenges Entered

If you pop over to the main challenge blog you can get all the details of this weeks challenge

I bought some lovely dies at the show and also some essentials like pearls, ribbon, inks etc .. I think the next show for me will be at the Dome Doncaster in October.... eeek! where is the time going lol!!
Have a lovely week guys, 
Take Care,
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Christmas in July

Good morning... Sorry I'm a bit late with my card this week, as you can see it's a Christmas card eeeekkk!! it's creeping up fast lol!!... The challenge today over at 'Papertake Weekly' is 'Anything Goes' with the option of Christmas, but it is only an option but I thought I would get a head start on my Christmas cards...

Card Recipe
Image - LOTV Art Pad
Papers - LOTV 'Twas the night' by Mary Fran
Marianne Poinsettia die I think
Marianne Swirl die
Merry Christmas chip board from Avalon Esoterics

Challenges Entered

our sponsor this week is LOTV who are offering a £10 voucher to the lucky winner

Do hope you will join us, and if you get a chance  pop over to the main challenge blog and see what my lovely teamies have made for your inspiration...

I am hoping to go to the Summer Crafting show at Doncaster Racecourse this week-end, if nothing gets in the way lol!!... do love a bit of crafty shopping lol! I'm also looking forward to the demonstrations, there are so many talented people at these shows, I just get so much inspiration from them... maybe I will see some of you lovely ladies there too:) xx

Until next time
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

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