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Monday, 27 August 2012

Little Ellie

Good morning everyone,
Time for Make it Monday challenge #104...and today we are being sponsored by Cupcake cards and Craft they have lovely downloadable papers and a super challenge blog, so do check them out here
Today I have a card called Little Ellie, I made this for a friend in Germany last year....hope you like it! My flower is made using a lovely Marianne Die no. LLR110, and you thread ribbon through the little slits, I have also added a pearl brad. The lovely lace is from Wild Orchid Crafts and my sentiment is computer generated.

Card Recipe
Blowing Bubbles - LOTV
Colouring Medium - Prisma Pencils
Flower - Marianne
Card - Bazzill Pink
Paper - I had for ages from the internet I think!

Remember it's anything goes every week at Make it Monday so do come along and join us, it's lovely to visit you all and see your gorgeous creations.

Love and Hugs,

Monday, 20 August 2012

Noah's Loving Elephants

Good Morning Everyone,  This post is scheduled as I'm taking a couple of weeks off, it's our family's annual holidays, so I won't be able to visit for a while..... It's Monday so it's time for Make it Monday Linky party #103 and our sponsor this week is the lovely Meljen designs, you really must visit this site as there are so many gorgeous images to choose from, and Mellissa has some lovely freebies in her shop too!  I have used the gorgeous image Noah's Loving Elephants.. they look so much in love, I really enjoyed colouring them I used an old sketch from sketch Saturday.
Do you like my new watermark?'s from Pink Gem Designs I have wanted one of these for ages and I saw this link on Pops and Donna's blogs...I am so pleased with it, Janet was so helpful with advice on how to attach it get your self over to Pink Gem Designs and get yourself one, they are on special offer at the moment too!....

This is a close up of these two adorable elephants

Card Recipe
Image: Noah's Loving Elephants by Meljen's Designs
Design Papers: Nit Wits Collection  (Affection)
Colouring Medium: Prisma Pencils
Lace: Inkylicious 
Corners and Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment: LOTV
Dies: Spellbinders Rectangles and Fleur De Lis Accents
Base Card: Bazzill Dark Brown

Challenges entered into

Meljen's Design are giving away 4 single digi's to the winner this week all you have to do is comment on another entrants card so the more times you comment, the more chances you have of winning!!
So come along and join in the fun and share your lovely papercrafts with us.....
Remember it's anything goes every week at Make It Monday

My Pick for this week is this lovely card by Sandra at My scrapbooking corner such a beautiful image and gorgeous layout..please pop along to Sandra's blog and take a closer look and leave her some love....

That's it for today guys.... There wont be a pick of the week from me for a couple of weeks with being away, but  I will be scheduling some posts, so don't forget me will you lol!!  Will be round to see what everyone has been up to when I get back....
Love and Hugs,

Monday, 13 August 2012

Fairy In Flight

Good morning everyone, only one more week to go and I'm on holiday yaaah!!!!  I won't be blogging for a couple of weeks, but hopefully will have scheduled posts for my Make it Monday DT.
I have really enjoyed the Olympics too, It was so emotional yesterday to see the final athletes compete, and what a finish with the boxing!! and what about those flash backs of the winners, I was a drained wreck by the end of the day!!..I think they were all winners as they all gave everything they had..well done to team GB!! I'm so proud of them!!  I think all the countries that have competed have worked so hard too!!  It has been a fabulous fortnight...
So onto my card for today's Make it Monday Linky Party 102#, we are being sponsored by the fabulous Digi Doodle store this week and I chose this lovely image called Fairy In Flight.... Afraid I have a bit of a photo overload today.....

A close up of the papers, they really do sparkle beautifully.....the ribbon looks very blue on the photo's but on the card the colours all work together so is more greeny.  Also put stardust stickles around the image, I've seen this on so many images and just love it!!

This view you can see the distressing I used on the almost made me cry when I took a nail file and roughed up (sorry I mean distressed lol!!)  all sides of that gorgeous paper, then put picket fence distressing ink on top!!  In real life it does look quiet lovely though!  I have used Glamour dust on her wings and stickled all around her with Stardust Stickles, then distressed the edges with aqua chalk ink.

The inside

This image is the first one I did and I used stickles on the wings, and it all went funny...I should have known better, as I've done it before lol!!  So I thought I would decoupage her wings to cover it up, but it wasn't very successful.  I just thought I would show you what she looks like with clouds behind as well, she really does look like she is flying!

The light doesn't do the colours justice as the card is actually a lovely shade of Aqua and you like that lovely feather sticking out of the flowers...picked these up at the last Doncaster show...they really are lovely!
I have used First Edition papers called Isabelle, Aqua Bazzill card, lovely lace, ribbon, flowers, and corner are all from Wild Orchid Crafts , coloured her with Prisma Pencils, distressing inks Tim Holtz and the lovely spellbinders die is called Lacy ovals. I also used a Marianne Swirl die.  My corner was originally silver but I painted it with White Acrylic paint...I have tried to buy some Gesso, but they wanted about £30 pounds for a tin, I only wanted to buy a small amount, as it will last me for ages lol!....the acrylic paint seemed to work just as well!

I would like to enter the following challenges

The DigiDoodle Shop is giving away a $10.00 Store Gift Certificate to the lucky random winner!  All you have to do is leave a comment on another entrants card and mention you saw them at the more comments you leave the more chances you have of winning.....good luck!!!

My pick for this week was again so difficult so I had to choose two this week because I just couldn't decide so in no particular order.... I chose this gorgeous creation by Darlene....Isn't this just so the colours and the gorgeous Vintage style, do go over to Darlene's blog and take a closer look.

Now isn't this just so cute!!  I had a smile on my face all day.. Tracy is so talented and I can stay on her blog for hours admiring her lovely work... the white at the back is a gorgeous panel that Tracy weaved she has a tutorial on her blog on how to do do pop over and take a look and leave her some love too!!

That's it from me for now guys....hope I've left you with a smile on your face...have a great week....
Take care,
Love and hugs,

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Barbecue on a Sunday Afternoon.....

Happy Sunday everyone,
The sun is shining here today in Yorkshire, how long for I don't know lol!! Wanted to share this photo with you, after my last card of my hubby David Barbecuing.....The heavens just opened and we had a massive storm with thunder and lightening also a power cut.....but the meat was half cooked, so we just had to carry on...That's my Mum and Deborah enjoying every minute!!  Everyone had to get changed before we ate though as the little luvlies were drowned, despite Deborah's efforts to keep the rain off the umberella....
I think we are having a Sunday Roast today lol!!!   David has been camping at the Billing Land Rover Show for the week-end so looking forward to having him home.....

I have also been experimenting with my blog, and have changed the look a little, I haven't finished it yet as some things I don't know how to need a little help lol!!!!!
I'm going to watch the end of the games today, haven't they been fantastic!!  Did you see young Tom Daley in the swimming...Wow! What an achievement at just 18!! It's been a fantastic Olypics and I think it's been enjoyed worldwide ....looking forward to the closing ceremony....but.. where has the last two weeks gone lol!!!!
Well guys enjoy the rest of the week-end....and will see you tomorrow with my post for Make it Monday...
Lots of love and Hugs,

Monday, 6 August 2012


Good morning everyone....hope you are all enjoying the Olympics, I think it's been absolutely fabulous,  I am enjoying every moment, and feel like I've run a marathon sometimes with all the emotion and cheering and the crying with the winners at the end!!!  Team GB have really been amazing, and it does make you feel proud when you see such determination from all the athletes!!  What a fabulous achievement to be in the top three on the medals chart.

It's time again for Make it Monday #101 linky party.....I wonder if you are the lucky winner of the lovely bling and ribbons prize....pop over to Shirley-Anne's blog here to find out....good luck!!

This week we are being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps and the image I did choose was not quiet right for my hubby who's birthday it was last Wednesday... I will do that next time and you will see why lol!! any how I chose Guy bbq as this is David every Sunday barbecuing  for all 5 of us, we have also barbecued in the snow lol!!! I got my inspiration for the clouds from Chrissy, as I just loved her card the other week with all the lovely clouds ...mine are a bit darker as it's a thundery that's all we have had for weeks lol!! I used Tim Holtz distressing ink called weathered wood...I did have a little mishap just under the little birdies, my brush just touched the image, and what happened next.... a smudge!!! the image was finished as I coloured the whole thing in first then masked and did the clouds...that's a NO, NO in future as you can always print out a fresh image and start again if you do the masking and clouds FIRST lol!!  I haven't had time to do another image, and my hubby didn't even notice the smudge ...well he didn't say anything anyway lol!!

I used contrasting papers for the inside 

Card Recipe
Image - Guy BBQ by Bugaboo
Papers - Wellington (Trade mark of Hallmark cards)
Card - Brown Bazzill - Kraft Card
Colouring Medium - Prisma Pencils
Die Cut - Stars Memory Box
Celebrate die - Whimsy Stamps
Sentiment - LOTV
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Candy - My stash

I would like to enter for the following challenges

Bugaboo are offering a lovely prize of 7 single Digis - all you have to do is comment on another entrants card, so the more comments you leave, the more chances you have of winning...Good luck!!
Also they have extended their sale until the 15th August...might have to pay them another visit he! he!

Wow!! we have had 300 entries this week, you are all amazing and I have to choose ONE pick out of all those stunning entries!!  Well one of my favourites was a lovely project by Claire at What shall I make today..I had a smile on my face all day with this one...such a fun project for Christmas, do pop over to Claire's blog and take a closer look and leave her some love.....

That's it from me today, I will be so glad when I'm not working full time, my craft room is feeling neglected..and my lovely stamps are shouting colour!!!
Have a great week guys...will try and visit as soon as I can...
Big Hugs,