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Monday, 29 October 2012

Miss You.....

Good morning everyone...Hope you all had a great week-end.  I went to LOTV on Saturday for a colouring class, really had a great time, and it is practice makes perfect now lol!! The promarkers still don't feel quiet right but I am going to keep trying them lol!!  Dawny P was a fantastic teacher and had lots of patience:).  Now on to my card for this week, we were sent some lovely images to have a play with from Julie at "Ladies That Craft" and this was my's called "Washing Line"...when I first saw it, I thought of using it as a "Missing You" card, as there is only clothing for one on the line, or maybe a "New Home" card...I think this image has lots of potential, don't you, like fairies and goblins etc lol!! You must pop over to "Make it Monday #113" linky party, and check out my teamies cards...WOW!! they are amazing!! I have used some of my new dies that I got from Which Craft show last week...The flower is a Sweet William by Cheery Lyn, and the olive leaves are also Cheery Lyn, arn't they fantastic..and my lovely flower border is a Memory Box die, isn't it gorgeous...

Close up of image

Card Recipe
Colouring medium - Prisma Pencils
Papers - First Edition - "New leaf"
Dies - Martha Stewart - "Grass"
Memory Box - "Spring Border"
Flower - Cheery Lyn "Sweet William"
Leaves - Cheery Lyn "Olive Branches"
Spellbinders - Rectangles
Ribbon - Bunny Zoes

Challenges Entered
Divas By Design - Use some Orange
Card Makin Mama's - Anything goes
The Poodles Parlour - Anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Photo Inspiration
Paper Crafting Journey - Ribbon or Twine

Our sponsor for this week is Julie from Ladies That Craft

Ladies That Craft  is a new crafty club specialising in classes both at our local community centre and on-line. Information and inspiration can be found at  We currently have 240 members and are growing every day.

A new Etsy store will be opening on 1st November selling Kits, classes, supplies and mini books ready made so that you only have to add your photos.

Julie is very generously offering a fabulous prize of a 
mini book kit and a disc of Gayles latest Digi Stamps.

Remember to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor just leave a comment for another entry.  Be sure to mention you saw them on "Make It Monday"....The more entries you comment on, the more chances you have of winning!!  So come on Ladies and Gents, show us your lovely "Papercraft" projects, be it a new project, or maybe an older one that you would like to share again....

Now it's time for my Pick of the, so hard to choose lol!!!!

I chose this lovely scrapbook page by Melisa at "Paperlicious Designs"...Wow did these images bring back memories for me...Infact I still have some dress patterns somewhere that look exactly like these ladies of the 50's and 60's lol!! and I love the paper piecing that Melisa has done check out her lovely blog and leave her a little love!!

Thank you for all your good wishes on my Anniversary...we had a lovely evening, we went for a nice meal with my Mum, Deb, and Candice...Also I would just like to say "Hello" to my new followers..hope you find something here you like and can use:)
I'm on work this afternoon, and it's Candice's 13th Birthday this Friday and I still have to make a card...another card I should have had done ages you think we could turn the clocks back by a week, instead of an hour lol!!! Hope we don't have more snow this week!! Have a fabulous week...take care..
Love and Hugs,

Thursday, 25 October 2012

My No.1

Good morning everyone, just a quick post as I'm on work shortly!! Always rushing lol!! David and I had our 42nd Wedding  Anniversary yesterday, , so was panicking when I never had a card come we have all year to do something but leave it until the last minute lol!!....I had made this card sometime ago for Valentines, and it was still in my store of cards...I found this fabulous sentiment from Little Claire's that my daughter had and it just sum's up my feelings to a "T" I count myself so lucky to have found such a special man...don't get me wrong we have had our ups and downs, but we always sort it out!..we've had a fabulous life together, lots of adventures..I couldn't of asked for anyone better...Anyway less of the mush lol!!... .I coloured this fabulous image from Kenny K with promarkers, not very good with them at all! but David didn't mind he thought it was fantastic!!...I'm going for a colouring class at LOTV this week-end for marker pens...I keep trying to use them like my pencils, but it doesn't work like that, does it?...

Will see you later, off to work now...
Love and Hugs,

Monday, 22 October 2012

A Gift of Love......

Good morning everyone, Debs and I went to the Which Craft show in Doncaster yesterday, it was fabulous...I love the craft shows, as I get to meet some of the lovely people I follow on my blog, also I get to buy some goodies that I really, really need lol!!.....I must share this with you...last week I had several challenges that I wanted to enter my "Tutu sweet" card into, I listed them on my blog....but dozy me...didn't link them to the blog challenge pages lol!!! I still can't believe I did that lol!! Hope I remember this week lol!!.. Anyway It's time for Make It Monday#112 Linky Party, and we are sponsored by the lovely Mandy from Cupcake Cards and Craft....My card for this week is a lovely image from Saturated Canary called Blanche .  I made this card for Debs 40th Birthday, and this image is just as I see my little girl now... Beautiful... inside and out, Sophisticated, Confident and she truly is a "A gift of Love" to both myself and my hubby David...

This is the inside

I coloured Blanche with my Prisma pencils, and the lovely papers are Prima - Madeline collection. The beautiful lace is Wild Orchid Crafts. The corners are from Whimsey Stamps. The dies are Spellbinders Lacy Ovals and Marianne LRO157 Flower.. My card is Bazzil  Black, and my sentiment was from the lovely Hannelie at Desert Diva...this lovely lady gives so freely of her talent..please go and pay her a visit, you will not be disappointed with her lovely creations, and regular free sentiments!

Challenges Entered 
A Gem of a challenge - Flowers
Fussy and Fancy - Anything Goes
OSAAT - Use a Digi
Lady Annes - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean - Anything Goes
One Stop Craft challenge - Anything Goes
Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Add some Bling

Our sponsor this week is Cupcake Card and Crafts and they are offering the winner a lovely paper pack of there choice......So don't forget all you have to do is comment on another entrants project, so the more times you comment, the more chances you have of winning!!!

I must say this week there has been a lot of Fall and Autumn cards, and lots of really scary Halloween Cards about lol!! You are such a talented bunch of crafters, and when it comes to choosing just one it's a hard choice...
My pick for this week is....Ta Dah!!.....
Saumya  from "Scrap your idea" who made this beautiful card for her Niece.....

Isn't this just delightful, I loved how Saumya framed this lovely image, it was her first attempt too.. you wouldn't think so, would pop over to Saumya's blog for a closer look and leave her a little love!

That's it for today guys...will be stopping bye later to see what you have all been up too...
Love and Hugs,

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Winner of Followers Candy

Good morning everyone, I now have a winner of my followers candy....Candice did a draw for me last night and the lucky winner is.....Ta dah!!!......... 

Hazel - From Hazel's Happy House

If you could email me Hazel I'll get your prize off straight away
Congratulations hunnie 

Monday, 15 October 2012

TuTu Sweet

Good Morning's time for some more fun over at Make it Monday, so lets get the party started linky party #111 is now open...We are sponsored by the lovely Melissa at Meljen's designs this week, she is one incredible artist, and I love her work...her images are always so much fun, and there is something for every occasion.  I have chosen "Tutu Sweet"  as I want to send some love and hugs to my best bud Jane, she is going into hospital this week so I wanted to cheer her up a little, and this little cutie is just what I was looking for...isn't she just adorable.. and she was so easy to colour too.

The inside

I am going to get the girls to send her some love too, so I have made it square inside so everyone can send there good wishes...the lovely sentiment inside is from Create with TLC...I saw it on a beautiful card by Karen, which you can see here.  If you haven't visited TLC you really must, it is a fabulous site and has regular freebies by the lovely Paulette...
Card Recipe
Image - Meljen's Designs "Tutu Sweet"
Colouring Medium - Prisma Pencils
Punches - Martha Stewart
Dies - Memory Box and Spellbinders nestabilities
Design Paper - Memory Box "Minuet"
Card - Kraft
Ribbon - Ribbon Girls
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiments - One is my own and the one inside is Create with TLC

Challenges Entered
Diva's by Design - Anything goes
Paper Shelter - Love beats all
Crafts and Me - Anything goes
House of Gilli - Anything goes
Victorine Stamps - Lots of layers
Paperplay - Simply cute
Simon Says - Dies/Punches
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything goes

Meljen's designs are giving away 4 single digi's to the winner this week, so all you have to do is comment on another entrants card..the more times you comment the more chances you have winning this fabulous prize....
So come along and share your lovely paper creations with us...and most of all have fun!!!

Now's pick of the week time...tadah!!!...
Well I just loved this project by Shannie.  This is what I see on the way to work now..gorgeous red & gold leaves all around.... Autumn is here.... now are those leaves real? What do you think? ..pop across to her blog and find out...Oh! and leave her a little love too:)

A big hello to all my lovely new followers, and I would just like to say I had the most wonderful comments on my card last week, you really are great!! Thank you mwah!!
Have a fantastic week...
Love and Hugs,

Monday, 8 October 2012

You Are In My Thoughts

Good Morning everyone, hope you all had a fab week:)...I went to Harrogate show on Saturday with Debs, nearly missed it as I thought it was later in the month!! A lovely friend sent me a message and said will probably see you on Saturday at Harrogate!!  Panic stations.... woke Debs up early Saturday morning and we were on our way for 10 o'clock lol!!!  Spent up as usual...didn't think I needed much lol!! bought some lovely dies though for making flowers, hope to have a play with them soon!!
It's time for another linky party over at Make it Monday #110..Today we  are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps and I have used Beautiful Blocks - Thoughts and Prayers.  My card is very simple this week...found it hard not to put flowers on  it though lol!! My daughter wouldn't let me, she said Mum it's great as it is lol!! I love my daughter lol!!!!  I printed the image on to a spellbinders die called Fleur De Lis,  I have used this several times, as it really is gorgeous... It was such an easy image to colour too, I used my  Prisma Pencils, and the lovely papers are called Daydream by First Edition....Ribbon and pearls from my stash..and that was it job done!!.....

A peek at the inside...

You can see the colouring a bit better on this photo

Challenges entered into...
Crafts and Me - Add a sentiment 
Challenges 4 Everybody #4 - Anything goes (2nd entry)
Forever Friends #46 - Anything Goes
Pixiedust Studio - Anything goes
Catch the bug - Anything goes
Craft your passion - Hip to be square
Sentimental Sundays - Anything goes

 Bugaboo are offering a fabulous prize of 7 single digi's to the winning commenter, so all you have to do is comment on another entrants card, so the more times you comment the more chances you have of winning!  Good luck everyone!!

Now on to my pick for this week...which is Natalie from Twindividual Creations

Do pop over to Natalie's blog for a closer look...these book drawers are amazing...and don't forget to leave her a little love too!!

I am also sharing this very special card with you this week.  It's a beautiful card made for a very special little boy called Michael do pop over to Karen's blog and read this beautiful story.....

That's another week gone lol!!  My best mate is going into hospital for an op next week, she will be off for 6 to 8 weeks, poor sausage, but she needs this op desperately ..I'm really going to miss her, so I will be working full time for a while rest for the wicked lol!!
Have a great week, and thank you for all your lovely comments...don't forget to enter my followers candy here.... also don't forget to go and visit my lovely teamies, they have some amazing cards this week!!
Lots of Love and Hugs,

Monday, 1 October 2012

It's Your Special Day

Good morning everyone, can't believe it's October already, this year is just flying by for me lol!!  Firstly I would like to say a Big hello to all my lovely new followers...and remind everyone that I have followers candy up for grabs here.  You are all just fab so don't be shy, leave me a comment so I know you have been:) xx

Now it's time for Make it Monday linky party #109...are you all ready lol!! Well lets get the party started shall we?  We are sponsored by Digi My World today, and my choice was the lovely "It's Your Special Day" digi.  I am really pleased how this card has turned out.  I used a sketch from Sketch Saturday and me being me forgot the challenge finished on Saturday so could not enter my card durr lol!!! Anyway here it is ....I have used Kraft Card and the gorgeous papers are a pad I got from a craft show for only £1, I think it was a Papermania pack, cannot find the name of it at the's here somewhere lol!  The image and the sentiment are both from Digi my world.  I have coloured with my Prisma Pencils, and stickled all the flowers and the balloons being careful not to touch the outlines as the two don't mix, and the beautiful flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The corner is a Memory Box die and the frame is Spellbinders Lacey Ovals.  I have put a blue gem on top of that lovely pink button...I bought a bag of really cute buttons from the last show I went too..have been dieing to use them lol!! The lace, gem, and pink candy are all from my stash....

A peek at the inside

Challenges Entered
Bearly Mine #54- Add a Sentiment
Deep Ocean #35 - Use more than 2 Colours
Paper Shelter #83 - Anything Goes
DYSU #91 - Scallops
Stampavie #177 - Sparkling
Totally Papercrafts #136 - Pretty Pastels
Stampin for the week-end #18 - Feeling Floral
Simon Says - Anything Goes
ATC'S With Attitude #23 - Anything Goes
Lady Anne Challenges - Anything Goes
Nutcrafters Challenge #27 - Glitter and Gems
Digital Tuesday Challenge #179 - Say it with Flowers
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges #140 - Starts with F (F for Flowers)
Challenges 4 Everybody - Always Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Simply Create #4 - Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays #78- Anything Goes
Fat Pages with Attitude #23 - Anything Goes
Just Keep on Creating #3 - Anything Goes

Digi My World are offering the random winner a $10 dollar voucher to spend in there store.  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 do come along and play with us this week, remember it's anything goes at Make it Monday every week!!

My Favourite for this week is #74 lovely Linda ...I just love this card, all the different layers and her colouring with Prisma Pencils is just pop over and take a closer look and leave her a little love too...

That's it from me for today..I am working again all week so will eventually get around to visiting you all...I miss my visiting time, I love seeing what you are all up too...take care and happy crafting......
Big hugs,