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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Elf n'appiness

Good morning everyone, here we are only nine more sleeps before Santa Comes lol!!! hopefully you are all finished with shopping, wrapping, and making cards ..... right lol!! well maybe not everything so our challenge this week over at Papertake Weekly is 'Last Christmas Card'... giving us another chance to make that final card and we can now say 'Finished at last' lol!!..  for my card I've used a lovely stamp from Lyndsay Mason, I don't know where you would buy him now as Debs and I got this set from a crafting show we went too... a few years back!... He is adorable though isn't he!! I've coloured him with my inktense pencils and fussy cut him... the wall at the back is my new die from Marianne.



 Photo's are a bit rubbish but wanted to show you the curve on the sentiment

A Peak at the inside

Card Recipe
Image - Stamp by Lyndsay Mason
Colouring Medium - Inktense Pencils
Embossed Wall - Marianne
Papers - Craft work Cards 'Mistletoe'


We are sponsored by Mary and Andrea at the 'Ribbon Girl' this week so a lovely prize on offer.. always something luscious to get from these lovely ladies!!


Do hope you are able to join in this week, I know it's hard as everything is rush, rush but if you get a minute grab a mince pie and sit down for five minutes and have a play lol!! Do pop along to the main challenge blog and see what wonderful makes my DT buddies have made..
That's it from me for now, off too work soon...
Take Care everyone..
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Christmas Tree Guy

Good morning everyone, Brrr!! it's cold this morning, and we've also had a little bit of sleet this week-end!! Do You think we will have a white Christmas!!  Well it's Tuesday and time for another challenge over at Papertake Weekly.. we had a fabulous response last week well over 300 entries!!! Our challenge for this week is 'Paper Play'... Dawny would love to see you make your own flowers, borders, embellishments etc from paper, that's what a lot of us do any way, so nice and easy... you can also add some ribbon if you fancy:)....  I have used this super cute image from Karen's Doodles called 'Christmas Tree Guy'... he is such a happy chappy and so easy to colour, I used my Inktense Pencils, the paper wasn't the best to use for these pencils but it doesn't look too bad does it! I glittered it all up with Glamour Dust and added gold glitter to his little bells on his shoes... on the sentiment I added Gesso to add a bit of texture...






We are sponsored by Katherina this week at Whiff of Joy Stamps, so a lovely prize up for grabs... I know you are all very busy as it's so close to Christmas, but if you get a chance, sit down with a nice cup of coffee, maybe topped up with something warming... purely just to warm you of course lol!! and take some time out and join in with us... we would love to see your lovely makes!

Card Recipe
Papers - LOTV - Festive Trimmings by Mary Fran
Image - Christmas Tree Guy Digi from Karens Doodles
Sentiment - Free Sentiment from Hannelie at Desert Diva (Lovely Lady)
Snowflake - Joy Crafts
Christmas Tree - Marianne

Challenges entered
Brown Sugar - Winter
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes with a Winter Feel
Ribbon Girl - Anything Goes
Always Something Creative - Christmas
That Craft Place - Christmas
Holly Jolly Christmas - Anything Goes

Well the count down has begun now only two weeks left!!, do hope you are organised, not like me still running around like a headless chicken lol!! Have a fabulous week everyone, try NOT to get too stressed... do pop across to the main challenge blog and see what FABULOUS makes my teamies have made for your inspiration:) 

Take Care,
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

You're Wonderful

Good morning everyone, it's a real winters day here in Yorkshire, cold, wet and blowy bbrrrr!!! Santa's on his way lol!!  I think I only realized that yesterday when the calender went forward and there, with a red ring around it, was the date when my lovely family from Germany arrive!! eek!! it's only three weeks away and still so much to do lol!! We went away for the week-end to Debs and had such a relaxing time, went to the Christmas Vintage Fair at Worcester, and had mulled wine, and roasted chestnuts mmmm!!! and the weather was very kind to us too!!

Anyway onto my card for 'Papertake Weekly'... which is 'Anything Goes' with the option of making a Christmas gift or decoration.  I haven't had much time this week for myself, so I would like to share this card I made for a special lady who I met whilst shopping for crafty goodies, and we have become quiet good friends, you can see her fabulous blog here.






The gorgeous paper is from a pad by Craftwork Cards called 'Time Flies' and the sentiment is a LOTV Verses and Quotes stamp (Set 61) which I stamped straight onto the paper, no colouring required lol!.. I added black pearls and ribbon and a lovely butterfly from Magnolia it also has black pearls on but doesn't show on the photo's  and a filigree corner from La La Land.
Isn't this little tag gorgeous... I won a lovely prize from Bugaboo digi stamps and this is one of the images I chose. ( I wouldn't of known if it wasn't for Carole... she told me to check my challenges:).. I coloured the little butterflies with my inktense pencils to match the papers...


Now you could win a fabulous prize too as LOTV are sponsoring our challenge this week and are giving the winner a lovely voucher to spend in there shop.. do pop across to the main challenge blog and see what amazing makes my lovely teamies have for you this week, there is a lovely lady joining the team this week too!!

Challenges Entered
Crafty Cats - Anything Goes
ALBC - Anything Goes - but NOT Christmas
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes #122
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Birthday with a sentiment

That's it from me for now, I know you are all quiet busy at this time of the year, and I appreciate all the lovely lady's that have popped in and left me sweet comments.... Mwah!!!!
You all take care,
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Cold Hands Warm Heart

Good Morning everyone from a cold and frosty Yorkshire!! it was -2 this morning when I woke up brrrr! thank heavens for central heating lol!! It's Tuesday again so that means it's time for another challenge over at 'Papertake Weekly' and we have something a little bit different for you this week. Dawny has still created a lovely sketch for you to follow, but if sketches are not your thing there are now three other choices for you to choose from....


  It's a sketch / take your pick combi


So you can either do the sketch (it's still a sketchie free for all so you can do any) or you can do one of  the following -



Colour challenge - blues and greens excluding skin and hair tones
Technique - masking, using 2 or more stamps
Product - ribbon or lace

You can also combine any / all if you want.




I have gone with just a sketch
Sketch #96

I have changed some of the elements around a little to fit in with what I wanted to do, I have used a lovely image from LOTV called Cold Hands Warm Heart I had such fun colouring this in with my inktense pencils, but went a bit over board with my liquid pearls... it looks like my little snow man and his lady friend are in a snow storm lol!! You can't see on the photo but I used black gems for their eyes and buttons it really stands out in real life.. lots of snow-tex and glamour dust, I was quiet sparkly myself when I had finished lol!!

A lovely Gift Voucher is up for grabs this week from
So do come along and join us this week, but first take a look at the main challenge blog
and see what my lovely teamies have been up too... 

Challenges Entered
LOTV - Merry Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Lets Get Sentimental

Well guys have a fabulous week and wrap up warm, take care...
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Sooo Girlie!!

Good morning everyone, ... brrrr I hate this wet and foggy weather, hope it's better where ever you are today.. well I have had a lovely time making my card this week for the challenge over at Papertake Weekly which is .... Soooo Girlie!!... as I wasn't feeling too good with my back I took refuge in my craft room and had a little play... I used one of LOTV's pre-coloured cute squares which I bought quiet some time ago and matched it up with the lovely Snow Princess papers the two worked so perfectly together, I glittered her all up with glamour dust, it's hard to capture with the camera ... She is so lovely, but sadly she has been retired now and is no longer available.







Card Recipe
Image - Pre-coloured squares LOTV
Sentiment - Set 75 Christmas Wishes LOTV
Papers - Snow Princess LOTV
Embellishments - Ribbon Girl, WOC
Snow Flakes - Joy 

Challenges
LOTV - Merry Christmas

We are sponsored by the lovely Mary and Andrea over at the Ribbon Girl this week, so do come along and join in with us, it's such a lovely challenge, and you could win a £10 voucher from the girls... do pop along to the main challenge blog and see what my fabulous teamies have done, there are some gorgeous girlie makes you wont be disappointed!!

Thank you for all your lovely comments last week and welcome to my lovely new followers!! You all take care and have a fabulous week crafting, not long now to the big day... eek!! could do with some of Santa's elves right now lol!!

Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

All Our Dreams

Good morning everyone, hope you are all doing ok?... I somehow twisted my back this week-end and have been wobbling around like an old woman lol!! it's still not right yet but there isn't anything you can do but wait until it decides to ease up by itself..

Well it's Papertake Weekly Challenge today and Dawny would love to see two or four legs on your card or both, so I've gone with two and made this card for my little granddaughter Annelie... I think this is one of the sweetest images at LOTV don't you!...




I coloured the image with my ink tense pencils, they are so vibrant these pencils I love them!!...I've ruffed all the edges of the card and inked around the edges, I love the companion set from LOTV, it's the first time I've used it, there are so many lovely elements with it.. I really enjoyed playing and stamping lol!! I still need to colour the inside image but will do that before I post it..

Card Recipe
Image - All Our Dreams (LOTV)
Papers - Pastel Dreams - Mary Fran LOTV
Doily - A new Tonic Die - Rose Circle Doily (love it)
Stamping lines, sentiment tags and hearts etc - Babies Companion Stamps Set 40 LOTV (love it)
Pearl, flowers ribbon - Ribbon Girl, and WOC

Challenges Entered
Party Time Tuesday  - Anything Goes
Get Creative - Anything Goes - Option Stitching
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes

WoW!... We had over 400 entries last week on our anything goes challenge, how fabulous is that!! There were so many lovely entries ,.. and this week a special card was drawn by Mr.Linky, uncanny really as it was a remembrance card and today being the llth it seems quiet fitting that such a lovely card was chosen, as it was made to remember all the men and women that fought for us so long ago..... 

Do pop across to the main challenge and see the gorgeous creations my lovely teamies have for your inspiration this week .. and there is a lovely stamp to be won from Whiff OF Joy too!! 

You all take care, 
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

T'was The Night Before Christmas

Hi everyone, well are you all in the countdown to Christmas yet yeeks!! I can't believe it's less than eight weeks to the big day!! So right now I'm panicking (again lol!!) .. why do we do it to ourselves, when we have all year to get organised lol!!

My card today is for 'Papertake Weekly' Challenge, which this week is 'Anything Goes' with the option of Sparkle and Glitter..  I embossed the poinsettia and leaves with gold, I also gold embossed around the image, music sheet and sentiment.. even the stars were gold embossed!! The ribbon is also gold and really does sparkle.. I used Tim Holtz Distress marker pens to colour the image, and glittered everything with Stickles and Stardust.. also roughed the edges of the paper and card..






Card Recipe 
Image - LOTV - Fairy Lights
Papers - Memory Box - Mistletoe
Music sheet & Sentiment - LOTV
Poinsettia - Spellbinders
Leaves - Various dies
Ribbon and Pearls - My Stash

Challenges Entered
LOTV - Merry Christmas
The Ribbon Girl - A Christmas Card
Cute Card Thursday - Razzle Dazzle
Winter Wonderland - Pick & Mix (Poinsettia Flower, Pearls, Lace)
Holly Jolly Christmas - Bingo (Die Cut, 2 Designer Papers, Glitter)


We would love you to join in with us this week... the lovely girls Laila and Lisa over at LOTV are our sponsors, so a lovely gift voucher is up for grabs... also do pop along to the main challenge and see what the rest of the team have done, there are some lovely projects to give you plenty of ideas and inspiration!

I really do appreciate the time you take to pop on over and you always leave such lovely comments...
Hope you all have a fantastic week..
Take Care,
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx