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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

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

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Something New

Good morning everyone, I think this year is going to fly just as quickly as the last one did lol!!. here we are almost half way through January!! I still have lots of things going on at home at the moment, but did manage to get my card ready for this weeks Papertake Weekly challenge, which is 'Something New'.. Make something to celebrate something new ie new house, new year, new baby etc or do a new technique you have never done before or use something new, I have gone with something new and they are these gorgeous papers by Simple Stories called SNAP.. A present from secret Santa (Me lol!!)

Card Recipe
Image - Bugaboo (One of my prizes I won)
Papers - Simple Stories - Snap
Ribbon - Ribbon Girl
Colouring Medium - Inktense Pencils

We are sponsored by the lovely Katharina at Whiff Joy so a great prize on offer!

Do pop along to the main challenge blog and see what my teamies have been up too and come and join us, we had such a lot of entries last week over 400, it was lovely to see you all!

Challenges Entered

I must apologise for my lack of visits to everyone, haven't had a great deal of time this last month or so, I have my hubby home at the moment so everything is out of routine.  Have a lovely week everyone and will try and get round for a visit soon!!
You all take care,
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Thank You

Good morning everyone, and a very 'Happy New Year' to you all... What a fabulous Christmas and New Year David and I have had... we had all our family here for Christmas and then New Year we took my Mum with us down to Deborah's in Worcester and we had a such a lovely time!! but all good things come to an end lol!! and it's time to get back into the swing of things! ... so being Tuesday it's time for a new challenge over at Papertake Weekly and seeing it's the beginning of the month it's Anything Goes with the option of making a 'Thank You' card or gift.... I think I've slipped up a bit with this card as I should of printed the image onto watercolour paper or cream card as it doesn't look quiet right to me... also maybe the image could of been a bit bigger too!! but no time to create another one... I do love this image it's one I won from Bugaboo last year, and I think it will get used a lot.... The lovely vertical dies Santa sent me lol!! I loved these when I saw them on Liz's blog, I think they will be so useful!!

Card Recipe
Image - Bugaboo - Thank You Block
Papers - Card Works
Die - Vertical stitched strips (Die-Namics)
Colouring - Inktense Pencils
Pearls - My Stash

We are sponsored by LOTV this week so a lovely gift voucher up for grabs

Challenges Entered

Do hope you have time to join us this week, I was itching to get back to my craft room, and when I started my card I couldn't find anything as I had to empty it so we could use it as a bedroom, so need to do some sorting this week lol!! 
Have a lovely week and take care...
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

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