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Monday, 26 November 2012

True Love

Good morning everyone, time for another Make it Monday linky party, and today we are sponsored by Dr. Digi's house of stamps who has a brand new digital stamping site featuring an amazing range of digi's with a difference, for the crafter with a sense of humour. I have chosen the lovely Derek & Deirdery Dunderton, aren't they wonderful!  There are so many wonderful cards you could make with this lovely image.. my card this week is a love story....  I don't think Dr. Digi had flowers and glitter in mind for this lovely couple, but I couldn't resist lol!  When my Mum saw this fabulous image, she loved it, and said it reminded her of her and my Dad lol!!   My Dad bless him was a little smaller than my Mum, had no hair and always wore a cap, the only thing he didn't have was a moustache... Mum had some glasses like this many moons ago, and always wore a pinny (pinny was short for pinafore ... you would say apron now), but I must say my Mum is much better looking lol!!...

I've added a sentiment in this view

Or you could just have it plain to write your own sentiment

I love how this card turned out... I have been sat with it on my desk for ages and nothing was entering into my brain, then one morning I just did this and that and Voila!!! the card came together lol!!  The lovely papers are from a scrapbook set Nicole sent me from Germany, they are so bright and sparkly.. The lovely flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, and I glittered them all up with Stardust Stickles the Sentiments are from Create with TLC.. I love this site and Paulette has so many free sentiments too! I do find it hard to make funny cards, I can never think of the right sentiment, but I always manage to find something on Paulettes blog to help me....  The flower I made myself with a Joy Daisy Die, have been looking for one for ages and finally got one from Ebay...  The image was coloured with my beloved Prisma Pencils.... Oh! and I used glossy accents on their glasses, always scared to use this last, as if it goes wrong....oooh! I shudder to think lol!!!
Challenges entered
Allsorts Challenge - Bring on the Bling
Crafts and Me - Circles
Divas by Design - 2 Different design papers
Lady Anne's - Anything Goes
My Mum's Craft Shop - Inspiration from a song (When a man loves a Woman - Percy Sledge)
Sentimental Sundays - Easel Card with a sentiment
OLLCB - Spots and Dots
MAWTT - Lets Go Dotty

Hope you like my card today, and if you pop along to Make it Monday #117 you could win yourself 2 lovely digis of your choice from Dr. Digi's House of stamps.  Also have a look at what my teamies have done, their cards are AMAZING!!

You are such a talented bunch, that you make choosing just one card to showcase every week so hard.  FANTASTIC cards from you all again this week.... and my pick is ......

This beautiful card made by Ellen
A beautiful Vintage design, with lots of layers and surprises
do pop across to Ellen's blog and take a closer look and leave a little love too!

The Christmas decorations are beginning to appear in our cul-de-sac now, lots of lovely twinkly lights at night....  That's it from a very cold, wet and windy Yorkshire... hope you all have a great week..
Love and Hugs,

Monday, 19 November 2012

Teddy Bear ABCs

Good Morning everyone, hope you all had a great week-end...Yesterday was really beautiful here in Doncaster but very, very cold!... Mum is still holding her own, and we haven't had any more trips to A&E Thankfully..Bless:)...
#116 Linky party over at "Make it Monday" is now open and we are sponsored today by the lovely Melissa at Meljen's Designs and I have made a card using "Teddy Bear ABCs"...

Card Recipe
Image - Meljen Designs
Colouring Medium - Prisma Pencils
Papers - From my stash (can't remember what they are called..sorry)
Dies - Marianne Creatables Ribbon Flower 3
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts and also one I punched out and made myself
Ribbon and Gems from my stash

Challenges entered
Challenges 4 Everybody #7 -Anything Goes
Lady Anne's - Anything Goes
OSAAT - Use a Digi
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
The Squirrel and the Fox - Anything Goes
The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - Die Cuts/Punches

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 of winning this fabulous prize....
So come along and share your lovely paper creations with us...and most of all have fun!!!

I actually have two picks for this week as I loved them both...

First up is this lovely scrapbook page by Anita Scroggins

and the second is this gorgeous baby card by Rachael at Dragonfly Crafter

Two really lovely projects, do pop across to their blogs and check them out, also don't forget to leave them a little love too!!!

I do apologise to some of my lovely followers for not being around for a visit recently, I am slowly getting there, but haven't had a great deal of time for blogging:).  I also seem to be just looking at my image and nothing is happening in my brain lol!!  Hopefully I will feel enthusiastic soon, as I have No Christmas cards done yet!!
Have a great week....
Love and Hugs,

Monday, 12 November 2012

Car Ride

Good morning everyone, really missed you all last week:(  Sorry I haven't been around all week as I haven't  had time for cards or blogging as my Mum has not been too well again...we had 3 nights at A&E with her having chest pains, she's also had a bit of an allergic reaction to some of the medication.  They are not quiet sure what is wrong so they are going to send her for an angiogram. She is staying with David and I at the moment and has had a couple of good nights so hopefully things are settling down a little.
I didn't manage to make a card for last weeks MIM as things have been a bit hectic....  Fortunately I made today's card a few weeks ago for my buddy at work, who's daughter and son-in-law had bought her a new car when her old one gave up the ghost lol!!  This lovely image called car ride from Bugaboo was ideal.  Her new car is bright red so I had a go with my promarkers for this one, don't think it turned out too bad!
Make it Monday Linky party #115 is now open, and we are sponsored today by the lovely Bugaboo Stamps, you can find this lovely image here.  Looking forward to seeing all your lovely makes this week!!

I made the flower myself with black and white card and used a brad for the centre. I embossed some white card with a bubbles embossing folder, the "thanks" sentiment is a cuttle bug die, I've had for ages.  Tina wanted "You are amazing" on the card somewhere so I used stick on letters from a scrapbook page I had in my stash, it worked out really well, and looked so nice on the card as on the lettering there are little red roses on some of the letters, unfortunately you can't see it on the photos's.  I also added a little star dust stickles around the inside of the card to add a bit of sparkle.  Finished off with a sentiment cut out with a spellbinders die one in black and one in white and some black ribbon and four little red pearls.

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!!

Challenges Entered
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenge 2 - Special Occasion NOT Birthday
Pretty Little Ribbon Blog - Die cuts/punches/ribbon
Milk Coffee Challenge - More than 1 Fold
Forever Friends - Ribbon/Twine
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Anything Goes

My Pick for this week is tadaaah!!.....

 Mandy at Paper Panda

Isn't this card lovely, I love steam punk when it is done as beautifully as this, and this is only Mandy's second attempt at steam punk!   The coggs are a spellbinders die and the gorgeous papers and toppers are from a CD she has recently purchased....Think I will have to put that on my wish list for Santa!!....
Do pop across to her blog and take a closer look and leave her a little love too!!... 

That's it from me for now, hope you all have a great week, and hopefully I'll be able to get round to visit sometime this week:)....
Big Hugs,