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Tuesday, 28 October 2014

From All Of Us

Good morning everyone, it's a lovely day here in Yorkshire today when the sun is shining doesn't it make you feel better! Well another week has flown bye all too quickly, can you believe my little granddaughter is five weeks old already!!.. I  have my big nearly 15 years old granddaughter Candice with me this week as it's school holidays, she's come to visit some of her friends also she has a 60's birthday party at the week-end.. Wow! does that bring back memories with playing records and jiving in the school hall to the music of the 'Beatles',  Jerry and the Pacemakers etc... I remember going to see the Beatles at the Apollo in Ardwick, Manchester... not from the inside of course!! Mum couldn't afford to buy us a new pair of shoes.. never mind tickets to a concert lol!! I remember my friends and I standing in the freezing cold just waiting for a glimpse and every time some one moved at a window we would scream for dear life lol!! Oh! Happy Days lol!!

Enough rambling and on to this weeks challenge at 'Papertake Weekly' .. Dawny has created this lovely sketch which I have used or you can choose another sketch from our fabulous list of sketches which you can find here...  I have kept to the basic design but you can turn it around, flip it, remember sketches are only a guide to get you going, I love them as when Mr. Mojo isn't around it gives you a place to start....

I have used a pre-coloured cute square called Christmas Animals and I have stickled all the baubles on the tree, it's lovely and sparkly but as usual my photography isn't quiet right..  , I have lots of these cute squares and still find them so handy.. I can't find them on the website so I think they have been discontinued...


Sketch#95

Card Recipe
Image - Cute Squares by LOTV 

Challenge Entered
LOTV - Anything Goes

We are sponsored by Simon Says Stamps this week so there is a lovely gift voucher to be won so do come and join us, you can get more inspiration on the main challenge blog and also some wonderful ideas from my lovely teamies... 

That's it for now take care...
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

I love You

Good morning everyone, had a lovely week-end but it all went to quickly lol!! I went to the 'Which Craft' Show at the Dome on Sunday with Debs, it was lovely and picked up some storage shelves from Inkylicious for my inks and bits and bobs... it's just deciding where to put it now, as I was greedy and bought the biggest one instead of the smaller one lol!! I might have to change it if I can't fit it in!!  Also bought some lovely stamps from LOTV,  and some paint brushes and ink and some more magnetic sheets for my dies..... I was a bit careful as I had bought some Tonic dies in the week on the internet! Can't wait to use these!!

Well it's time for another challenge over at 'Papertake Weekly' and this week the challenge is to make a card using Black and White + one other colour excluding skin and hair... I stamped a love sentiment onto black card and heat embossed it... I didn't quiet get it perfect but have run out of black card now so went with my first attempt.. will just have to keep practising lol!!  I've kept it quiet simple, I did put red pearls on at first but quiet like the simple touch for this one...  I do keep looking at it though and thinking should I put them back on lol!!  It was originally for my husband as it's our Anniversary on Friday '44' Years.. but it's a bit to girly for a man so I might give it to him to give to me as I quiet like it lol!!! and make him another one....



How can two photos taken under the same conditions look so different in colour!


I think I like the one with the pearls now lol!!... It does look lovely in real time, but I think Black and White with red always look fabulous together... I used a Cheery Lynn heart die and what a night mare it was too cut out... not entirely the dies fault as my cutting machine is getting a bit long in the tooth (a bit like me really lol!!) and I keep having to shim a lot of my dies now... that's another reason why I've run out of black card!... I embossed some white card with my cuttlebug swiss dots folder, I love this design it always looks so classy!!

We are sponsored by the lovely Mary and Andrea over at the Ribbon Girl this week, and that gorgeous red velvet ribbon was from them... so do take a look at there lovely site and blog:)


Challenges entered
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Allways Something Creative - Main Subject 'Text'
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Use A Sentiment
Crafting At The Week-End - Anything Goes

Well guys that's it for today, do pop across to the main challenge blog at 'Papertake Weeky' and see what lovely inspiration my teamies have for you, they always come up with some amazing ideas:)

Take Care,
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Super Fly at 'Papertake Weekly'

Good morning everyone, it's miserable here in Doncaster lots of rain lol!!.. I'm still in the middle of sorting my craft room.. I just can't find anything and it's so frustrating when you want to make a card by the time you have found what you want Mr. Mojo has gone out the door lol!! (fed up of waiting I expect lol!!) anyway I managed to put together this little card, I think it's so sweet... It fits in lovely with our latest challenge over at 'Papertake Weekly', which this week is 'Super Fly'... Dawny would love to see you use things with wings for example butterflies, planes bats anything at all as long as it has wings.... so I have chosen this lovely LOTV art pad image with a super cute snowman and lovely birds feeding from his little bird feeder..



I have also used one of LOTV sketches #17 to give me a starting point.



Products used
Image - LOTV Art Pad
Paper - LOTV Festive Trimmings and Up, Up & Away by Mary Fran
Snowflake Doily - Marianne
Big Snowflake - Not sure think its a Doo hickey, but can't find it at the moment 
already had this one cut out
Lots of Glitter using Glamour Dust

Challenges Entered
LOTV - Anything Goes

We are sponsored this week by Whiff of Joy Stamps so a lovely prize on offer!!
Do pop along to the main challenge blog and see what my wonderful teamies have for you this week.

I'm rushing now as I'm on work early today, so have a good one and take care, will try and get around to see what you have all been up too later....
Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Boo!!

Good Morning, it's been quiet misty here in Yorkshire and now we have drizzle...... yes I think Autumn is here!!  I do love this season though as 'Mother Nature' sends us the most glorious colours to feast our eyes on... I love the gorgeous hues of reds, and oranges....

Debs and I went to the Harrogate show on Saturday, I was  a little disappointed though as it seemed much smaller and there wasn't as many of the big names there... I suppose it clashed with the Port Sunlight show and people can't be in two places at once lol! Still I got to see one of my bestest blogging buddies and also Debs came up for the show too, also bought some nice goodies... not as many as I normally do but that gives me more pennies for Paula's Which Craft show at the dome in Doncaster in a couple of weeks so it was a good week-end.

It's Tuesday so time for another lovely challenge over at 'PAPERTAKE WEEKLY'.. this week it's ANYTHING GOES... with the option of making a Halloween treat box, but as you know it is only an option, we also have a lovely prize up for grabs from LOTV who are our sponsors this week....

I have made a little treat bag, I don't have a lot of Halloween images but found this lovely pumpkin stamp which I won in a challenge, quiet a while ago...   I have used it as a tag for the bag... the stamp was quiet big, after I had stamped it I cut it in half and coloured it with my distress ink pens and Bob's your uncle lol!! The papers were from Lidl which I've had forever, and the spider I got from Asda last year and still have quiet a few left!


I think these little guys steal the show lol!!!
There was a Mummy pumpkin and two more babies
but is was too big for a tag... I think they are sooo cute!!


Challenges Entered

Allways Something Creative - #84 Fall/Halloween
Crafting From The Heart - #39 Anything Goes
Crazyhazelnutspatternedpaper - Anything Goes
Creative Corner - Anything but a Card

I know I've been a terrible blogger but hope sooooon to get back to some kind of normality lol!!  I also forgot to tell you that I'm a gran again as Nicole in Germany had our little granddaughter a month early lol!!  She is beautiful and weighed in at a hefty 2.56kg... which is just over 5 pounds! I can't believe she is two weeks old already!!!
Well guys have a fabulous week, and thank you for the lovely comments you leave they are always so welcome and appreciated xxx
Have a good one,
Hugs,
Marjorie xx

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,
Marjorie 
xx