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Tuesday, 12 November 2013


Good Morning everyone, I can't believe it's so long since I posted a card..... but we have been really busy with the kitchen, it's almost at an end now, just the tiling and kick boards, but they come with there own problems too as the floor isn't completely level, it's sorting out the problem area's that takes the time!... Anyway on to my card for today.... it's bursting with wonderful wishes for my granddaughter Candice who was fourteen at the beginning of the month.... where does the time go!! I have used a LOTV art pad, these are so handy no colouring required lol!!.. I made this card a couple of months ago, as I knew I would be rushing as her birthday is so close to Christmas.. Candice really liked it especially the inside, as there was a little pocket with a nice surprise inside lol!!

The Inside

This card came together so well, the gorgeous papers are 'Country Lady' by Mary Fran, image is from Art Pad 2, sentiments are 'Every day Grundgy Messages' and 'Quoteables - Celebrate' all from LOTV.  I also used La La Land heart die and a Die-namics border, Joy Flower die and a Doo-hickey swirl die and heart die.. gold mesh ribbon (ribbon girl)  which you can't see too well as it's in the middle of the patchwork paper.. pearls, sparkly brads and believe it or not stickles on the candle flames and little smartie's and icing on the cake, but it doesn't show up on the photo's at all... distressed all the papers and card with Tim Holtz Vintage photo ink.. hope you like it.

Challenges Entered
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes

Hope you all have a fabulous week.. take care,
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Oh Christmas Tree

Good Morning everyone.. at last I have managed take a photo of my Christmas card, in-between work, kitchen DIY and housework lol!! Debs and  I also managed to get to the Dome in Doncaster on Sunday for Paulas 'Stamp Magic' show ... I didn't buy very much just a couple of essentials.. what am I saying everything I buy is essential lol!!! , I did feel a bit guilty leaving David with the kitchen, but it was nice just for a couple of hours to have a browse and a cup of coffee with my best friend.. my lovely daughter:).   I met up with Carole another fellow crafter, a really nice lady who I met at the LOTV shop earlier in the year and we've kept in touch via email and have met up at a couple of shows we've been too, it was lovely to have a chat:)... anyway on to my card... it's a LOTV image called 'Oh Christmas Tree' and I coloured it with my distress pens, I do looove these pens as blending is so easy with them..I'm itching now to get some more colouring done lol!!  A bit of a photo overload I'm afraid...

I thoroughly enjoyed making this card... I heat embossed the card, poinsettia and leaf edges in gold.  I also heat embossed around the edge of the tag...  I added glamour dust to the fur hat and coat edges, and used stickles stardust on the snow (a little tip from Anne xx).  I faux stitched around the edge of the image which was coloured with distress markers and a little prisma pencil.  I used my new doohickey heart tag.. ( I think everyone in blog land has one of these now lol!!) but it is soooo lovely:)  I added ribbon, gold lace, pearls and a pearl brad for the centre of the poinsettia.  The lovely memory box star is one of my favourites at the moment! Papers are 'Merry Little Christmas' by Marianne.

Challenges Entered
LOTV Ideas to Inspire Blog - Anything Goes (2nd Entry)
Papertake Weekly - Oh Christmas Tree

Thank you so much for stopping bye, I really do appreciate your lovely messages they lift my spirits and make me feel good:)xx..  Have a lovely week-end:)..
Take Care,
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Wild Flowers

Good morning all, where does the time go to?... We are busy replacing our kitchen at the moment, David and I decided to do it ourselves as the fitting costs were astronomical, and I am also working extra hours at work so no time to sit and relax lol!!  I did go to the Harrogate show though a couple of weeks ago... Debs and I had a fabulous time and bought some lovely goodies...  I managed to get my hands on the new paper pads from LOTV they really are gorgeous, and they can also be used for other occasions not just Christmas, so good all rounders:) I watched a lovely demonstration on embossing and can't wait to have a go with my new embossing powders, also picked a few tips up on stamping and inking. It makes all the difference when you are shown the correct way on how to use the tools you have!
I still haven't managed to take photo's of my cards I made with my distress inks, as the kitchen is taking up a lot of time and energy.. I think projects like this make you realize you are not as young as you were lol!!! But we are getting there and it will be worth it in the end:)

A peek at the inside

I made this card for Debs birthday, the image is from LOTV's art pads and I have used frantage on the sides. The little tags are also from LOTV . The paper is called 'Pretty in Pink' by Glitz. I distressed all the edges with Tim Holtz distress ink, sorry I can't remember what colour I used now, I think it was Victorian Velvet.... the layout is a 'paper take weekly' sketch, which I was going to enter, then missed the deadline lol!!  There is a lovely new challenge also starting at The Ribbon Girl for Lili of the Valley products, so click here and have a look.. happy crafting:)..

Challenges Entered
LOTV Monthly Challenge - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl Blog - Lovely Lili Challenge 'Anything Goes'
Bearly Mine #108 - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything Goes

Would just like to say sorry for not being a good blogger, and hope to get back to normal soon, I still have lots of Christmas cards to make... I could also do with some magic elves to help with the kitchen lol!!!
Take Care,
Love and Hugz 
Marjorie xx

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Jack, Patch and Puss!

Good morning everyone!  Wow! can't believe it's been so long since I posted.  Just busy at work and also I have been playing in my craft room lol!!  I have been experimenting with my new distress markers and I love, love, love them lol!!  Debs and I went to LOTV shop a couple of Saturdays ago.. (Wow! where does the time go!)  had a fabulous day and bought lots of new goodies, including some watercolour paper, which is really lovely to use.  I watched the lovely Lou demonstrating she is such a lovely lady and so helpful...she helped me with shading around the image, which I struggle with... but with the distress markers it's easy peasy lol!!  I don't have a card with my new markers today as I still have to photograph etc... but I have one I made with the new art pads from LOTV that I made for a friends daughter.. now I'm just in love with these little characters 'Jack, Patch and Puss', and have now bought a few of the stamps as well!..  I made the flowers and distressed with Tim Holtz distress inks, also I inked the lovely lace at the bottom it was white and I didn't have a colour to match, think it turned out quiet nice.

What I used
Image - Art Pad Pre-Coloured LOTV
Paper - Bonnets & Bowties by Mary Fran (LOTV)
Ribbon/Lace/Pearl brads - Hobby House
Sentiment - LOTV
Banner and circle pennants dies - Whimsey Stamps

LOTV Ideas to Inspire - Ribbon or Lace
Ladybug Crafts - Anything Goes
Chocolate,Coffee & Cards - Anything Goes
A Creative Romance - Dies or punches
Scrap Creations - Polka Dots

Have a lovely day guys, it's cold here in Doncaster, but there is a promise of it brightening up ( err..right lol!!)
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Saturday, 31 August 2013

Angels With Crib

Hello everyone, well here I am back from my hols... it doesn't seem five minutes since I was preparing to go!!  We all had such a lovely time, and Europe is so beautiful, we went to some fabulous places will put some pictures on as soon as I can.  We had lots of drama though before we even got on the ferry, as we pulled into the terminal, the timing belt on the Land Rover snapped!!  it's not often you see a Landy being carried back on a tow truck!! to cut a long story short David managed to get it up and running the next day, after a lot of highs and lows as to whether we would be able to go or not!  Well my dear hubby did us proud and we managed to have a wonderful time:)
It's been hectic at work since I got back, as the other girls have been taking there leave too... I have managed to dabble a little in my craft room and have made a Christmas Card... yes it will soon be here lol!!

I won this lovely image last year from LOTV and have never inked it up, it's called 'Angels with Crib' and I'm so glad I saved it to try with my new Distress Inks from Tim Holtz...Yes.. I have bought some! and I just love them, I think I may have found something I enjoy colouring with as much as my Prima Pencils lol!! I've still got a LOT too learn!  I went on utube and watched Tim Holtz and a few other lovely crafters use them, this was one of many attempts with them lol!! You definatly have to have the right card and so I sent for some Tim Holtz watercolour card which seems to work very well..  I've taken some photo's of my first attempts.. you can see that smooth card didn't really work for me with these inks. On some of the card the ink even run!  The last photo was a cheaper watercolour paper, but it didn't let me work for too long before it started to break up.

The first three were on smooth card

This one I tried shading with copics but they made the distress ink
run, also the inks didn't blend the same on the card

On this card the ink actually run, and I did use archival ink

This was a little better but I couldn't blend very well, 
it was a cheaper watercolour card probably not the 
right weight, when I wet it it a couple of times it broke up.

As you can see I didn't have a lot of success, but once I got the right card I was amazed how easy they were, I was a bit put off by the pink at this stage, so tried a different colour lol!! I do like the intensity of colour you get... I am well impressed with them and can't wait to colour up another image!!

The gorgeous papers are by 'Marianne' and are called 'Old-Fashioned Christmas' I also used Gold Bazzill card, and the lovely star in the corner is a Memory Box Die called 'Special Stars' I gave it the treatment with Stickles Gold.  The ribbon is from Germany, I tried a different way of attaching it and left it free style,but I think I prefer it tucked in!

I would just like to say I bought my pens and paper from 'Country View Crafts' it was FREE postage and my word the delivery was so quick, I think they must have had Santa's little elves working with them lol!!

Challenges entered
LOTV Monthly Challenge - Make It Festive
Papertake Weekly - Sketchy Free for All (No.76)
A Gem of a A Challenge - Use 2 Backing Papers

Wow! hope you are still with me, this is such a long post!!  I do believe today is the last day of Summer!  but the weather man says we are still going to get some lovely weather in September... on that note I will sign out lol!!....
Take care,
Love and Hugs,

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Mr and Mrs

Good morning all, a very quick post from me this morning, rushing around like a mad woman lol!!  I have been so busy at work and with my Mum, I haven't had time for blogging, but I had to make a wedding card for my hubby's mate at work..   Beware Photo overload lol!!!

Sorry the photos are not brilliant but I was up till late trying to finish everything off, I was lucky to get some photo's at all... they do look a bit blurry to me lol!!!

I have used the lovely image from LOTV called Mr. and Mrs, it's one of there cut out squares and so handy.. the lovely embellishments on her veil and bouquet are from Cloes, they are like little beads, they really are gorgeous.  Wild Orchid Flowers, Ribbon from the Ribbon Girl, lovely pearls from Mei Flower.
I made the box out of pearlescent card,  I could have done so much more but was in too much of a hurry:( Oh I mustn't forget the lovely Shabby pink embossing frantage I could of gone on and on with this lovely stuff lol!!

We are going on holiday tomorrow to Germany ( I finally get to see my grandson Yeh!! ) and then all of us are having a fabulous trip to Croatia.. we are driving and have a couple of stop overs on the way one in the Austrian Alps for 4 days and one in a place called Bled for three days.... then on to Croatia for a whole week with beaches and lovely water and hopefully some warm weather!!...

Going to enter this for LOTV Ideas to Inspire challenge  which is 'Pretty in Pink'.. not much time for searching for challenges, if I get a chance I will add them later...
So sorry I haven't been to visit any one, will make up for it when I get back..

See you soon, take care...
Love and Hugs,

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Hitching A Ride....

Good morning everyone,
My card today is for my brother John, he loves his bike and keeps wanting to take me for a spin on the back!!  I think this is the closest I am going to get on the back of any motor bike lol!!!  I have used this lovely image from Johanna Sheen which I coloured with my Prisma Pencils.   I think I might of gone a bit over board on the Tim Holtz distress inks!  I am trying to think outside of the box a little and not be too scared to be a little more daring with myself, if you know what I mean lol!!  I have also used my curved border die again.. I just love it and have been experimenting with different options.  I think this is one of my favourite dies at the moment, it can give such lovely effects.

 A peek at the inside

The papers are the fabulous 'Wellington' pack again, I can honestly say these papers have just been the best ever buy! the twine and little motor bike are from my stash, I think they were from the hobby house.. not sure as you pick up so many bits and pieces and then forget where you bought them lol!!

Challenges entered
Delicious Doodles - #42 Use a Charm
Challenges 4 Everybody - #43 Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - #48 Boy/Man
'ABC35' Challenge - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenge - Anything Goes
Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes (Option animals)
House of Cards - Cute and Fun ( colour pallet - Brown, blue and cream)

That's it from me for today ladies.. off to work this afternoon.  Have a great week and take care:)
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Monday, 24 June 2013

Chrissy's Card

Good morning everyone, I can't believe its Monday already.  My brother John and his wife Chrissy came across from Manchester yesterday to see my Mum, we had a barbecue and my brother is such a comedian we didn't stop laughing. It was lovely to see my Mum smiling and reminiscing.  Candice also had her boy friend Callum over so altogether there was eight of us.  It was a lovely day, and the weather even held out for us... very windy but no rain!  It is Chrissy's birthday on Tuesday and I made her this card hope you like it....

The photo's are not very good I'm afraid as I took them last minute, almost forgot to take any lol!!
I have used LOTV's new realease 'Quotables' - 'Celebrate' and for the inside 'Set 10' A5 Verses sheet.
Paper is Nit Wit Collections - 'Petal Fresh' and the lovely border die is by Spellbinders 'A2 Curved Borders One'  Also used Lacey Ovals from Spellbinders for the sentiments. Flowers from 'Wild Orchid Crafts' and the lovely butterfly is a 'Inkylicious stamp 'Flutters 1'  I distressed all the edges with Tim Holtz 'Weathered Wood'.  

Challenges Entered
Scrap it Girl - Use a Die
Crafting Muskateers - Use a Stamped Image
Country View Crafts - Use a die cut
Sister Act - Challenge #12 Anything Goes
Stampin for the weekend - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - #25 Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - #23 Anything Goes
Stampin Dragon - Anything Goes
LOTV Ideas to Inspire - Use A Sentiment

I am trying to organise all my stamps and dies etc, also try some new techniques, also make some cards, also go to work, also do the housework etc, etc, could some one please organise me some more days in the week lol!!!
Have a good one guys:)..
Take Care,
Love and Hugs,

Monday, 17 June 2013

My First Tag!

Good morning everyone, I made this little tag for my grandson who lives in Germany, I haven't seen much of him this year with Mum having her operation, so sent him a little pressie with this attached:)..

This is the reverse side

I have really missed seeing him, and can't wait for next month as we are all going away together Yeh!! can't wait!

For this little tag I used the Art Pad Set 2 (Pre coloured - Jack, Patch & Puss) from LOTV, this has come in so handy for me, as I haven't had much time for colouring, and I love the little tag sentiments! I cut out the image and raised it up a little with sticky squares, and edged it with a jelly roll glitter pen, which doesn't show up to well. I matted some blue dotted paper from my new paper pad 'Nit Wit Collections' by Mary Fran called 'Candles and Cake' also from LOTV, and wrapped some red twine around the tag for some texture... also added a die cut star and put a red star gem in the centre... and the red heart ribbon I got from a show.
This is my very first tag, and I'm quiet pleased how it turned out! hope you like it!

Challenges Entered
Bearly-Mine Challenge - Anything Goes
LOTV Monthly Challenge - Use a Sentiment (second entry)

Hope you all have a great day, we are still waiting for Summer to arrive here in Donny! but I don't think it's on the bus today lol!!!

Take Care,
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 11 June 2013


Good morning everyone.  Had a fabulous Sunday at 'Stamp Magic' at the Dome, here in Doncaster.. Paula always puts on a great show... had to have myself some more of the new stamps at LOTV and today I am using one of the new Sentiment Stamps I bought... and eeek!!! a CAS card.. when I was making it I felt like those youngsters on the Haribo advert, if you don't eat the sweetie you can have another one, and there all looking at it and wanting to eat it, even sitting on there hands so they don't touch it, that was me.... I admire the girls that make these beautiful CAS cards and make them look Stunning with just a little touch of this or that!

I made the inside the same

I have used black Bazzill Card, red and white twine from the Ribbon Girl, the image is one of the new stamps from LOTV, and I added faux stitching around the edge.  My inspiration came from the lovely Jen, who demonstrated how to colour the stamps in different colours, do pop over to her lovely blog especially if you love CAS her cards are amazing!...  I must say I have had loads of embellishments on here but was very brave and took them off again lol!!

You still have a chance to WIN these beautiful stamps as LOTV are having a blog hop and you have until 6PM tonight to enter... I've got fingers, toes and anything else that might cross to win these lovely stamps lol!!...  This candy has now closed.

Challenges Entered
LOTV Ideas to inspire - Use a Sentiment 
Aud Sentiment - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - I for Image

Well guys that's it from me today, hope you have a lovely one... take care..
Love and Hugs,

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Never To Old For Cupcake

Good morning everyone,
Wow! what a fantastic week-end I've had... I had a fabulous day on Saturday, I went to LOTV's open day with my daughter Deborah, we had a lovely time, spent all our money on the fabulous new stamps.  I bought a few more Art Pads as well!, some flowers, lace, dies a new MS punch better stop now unless my hubby reads this lol!!!  We also had cake and tea, and I met some lovely ladies, we also won a couple of lovely prizes too!... I was well and truly smiling like a Cheshire Cat when I got back lol!!
Anyway less of my dribble and on to my card which I made for a young lass in our shop, she makes the most gorgeous cakes and cupcakes, and always brings us in something nice for our birthdays, so I thought this card was ideal for her birthday... It's a lovely stamp from LOTV  called 'Never to old for cupcake...

I was in such a rush to give this to her, that I only took one photo, and it's not that brilliant either!! I coloured her with my Prisma Pencils and the paper was so pretty I didn't want to hide it with another layer. The pad was 'Spring Drop' by 'First Edition' I made the two little flowers in the corner from some lace I had and put a coloured brad in the centre. The lovely pearls are from the 'Hobby House', The gorgeous lace was a present from the lovely Kat at 'Krafty Kat Designs', and the flowers are from 'Wild Orchid Designs'. I decorated the inside to, but didn't take a photo!

Challenges Entered
Allsorts Challenge - Here Come the Girls
Creatalicious Challenge - For the Girls
The Hobby House - Anything Goes
Bearly-Mine Challenge - Dies and or Punches
Heck of a Challenge - Bingo (Pearls, Die Cut/Punch,Flowers
Digi Design Challenge - Winged Things
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes

I would also like to welcome my lovely new followers, it's nice to have you visit and enjoy reading your lovely comments....
I'm on work later so had better get a move on,  see you all soon...
Take Care,
Love and Hugs,

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Vegetable Patch

Good Morning everyone,  Firstly I would like to say a big 'Thank You' for all the lovely comments last week regarding my Mum, you are all very kind:)... Also a big welcome to my new followers...
Now on to my card for today which is a fabulous image from LOTV called 'Vegetable Patch'.  I have purchased a couple of there A6 Sketch Pads and quiet honestly I just couldn't make up my mind which to colour up first lol!.. WOW!! they are fabulous.. no more smudging when stamping lol!!  and they worked so perfectly with my Prisma Pencils.  I will defiantly be purchasing more of these lovely pads, they are so handy... you can also get them pre-coloured.  A bit of an over-load of photo's sorry:)  I wanted to try and show you the lovely embossing on the leaves and bird house, as the photo's never seem to show up all the little details... do you like my bird house and the fresh bedding I put in for the little birdies lol!!

A little blurred, I never seem to be able to get the whole card 
in focus when I take a side-ways shot!

I've been dying to use this lovely tree die and just had to 
have it on my card some where lol!!

Card Recipe
Image - LOTV  'Vegetable Patch'
Colouring Medium - Prisma Pencils (Skin - Copics)
Papers - The lovely 'Wellington' pad again...
It's a lovely man's pad!
Dies - Memory Box (Tree), Marianne (Gate, Bird etc),
Cheery Lynn (Leaf Swirl)
Buttons - Booffle
Sentiment - Papermania Stamp
Twine - Ribbon Girl
Distress Ink - Vintage Photo (Tim Holtz)

Challenges I would like to Enter
Kaboodle Doodles - Anything Goes
The ABC Challenge - N for Not Just One
Sentimental Sundays - Outdoor Fun (Plus a sentiment)
Eureka Stamps - The Great Outdoors

Well guys, hope you have a lovely day, 
Take care,

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Kenny K - Tommy Leen

Good morning everyone, I can't believe it's almost four months since I last posted!!  My Mum has had her operation and is doing very well:)  Lots of ups and downs over the last few months but we are getting there:)

I have stepped down at Make it Monday, as I didn't know how long it would be before I was back up and running properly. Also Mum's eyes are getting worse, she has AMD and needs a little more help with certain things, so I don't have the same time as I had before.  The girls on the team were fabulous and I'll miss all the banter on the team blog, as they all had a fabulous sense of humour!!

I haven't had much time for crafting, but have managed to make one card which is for my brother's birthday, I've also been wondering around blog land and it's making me want to get stuck in now lol!!

This is the inside, I just love those little tags from LOTV

Isn't this image by Kenny K smashing!.. my brother is worried about the amount of candles that his cake has to have now lol!! so I have made this card so he can reminisce about his youth, as he used to play the drums when he was younger! I bet he wishes he had all that hair now lol!!
The papers went with my theme fabulously going back in time! they are a lovely pad called 'Wellington' I have used this pad several times and need to get another one now!  The little tag sentiments are from LOTV I just love them, and the little notes was a cheap punch I bought from a craft show long ago... I think they are quiet nice.  My image was coloured in with Prisma Pencils and I used copics for the skin, still trying to learn how to use them lol!!  My music sheet is also a LOTV stamp, have been dying to use it for ages!

I've found a few challenges I would like to enter

Kenny K's Challenge - Worlds best Dad/Man
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes Linky Party
The Craft Place - Makes for Men

It's really nice to be blogging again, and I hope to be able to get into my craft room a little more now... so until next time guys... happy crafting:)
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx 

Monday, 4 February 2013

Chico's Chopper

Good morning everyone... some really exciting news today.... We are being sponsored by 'Kenny K' this week over at 'Make it Monday'..... just think you could win 5 fabulous Digi's.... yes 5!!! how great is that! Kenny is a fabulous designer and has created the most amazing digis, do pop over and take a look at
My card today is called 'Chico's Chopper' and I made it some time ago for my brothers birthday.. he loves bikes and just loved this card... in fact I think he even kept this one lol!!

I used Copics to colour his skin and Prima Pencils for the rest.  I was in such awe of this image when I downloaded it lol!!  I thought.. I will never be able to colour this in but I really enjoyed doing it and it all came together so well as Kenny gives so much detail and shows you where to highlight etc.  What I did do was print it on to a A4 sized piece of paper and enlarged the image so I could see all the details properly as I struggle a little with my eyes and can't always see what goes where lol!! So when I was colouring the smaller image I knew what was what lol!!  He is one magnificent mean machine isn't he lol!!! .. I do mean the image lol!!

All you have to do to win 5 of these FABULOUS images is leave a comment on another entrants card and mention you saw them on 'Make it Monday'
Some come along and share your beautiful Paper Craft projects with us and remember it's
'Anything Goes'  every week ....... have fun!!

Awesome projects again this week, but this beautiful card by Tracy  stood out for me.  Tracy is always so giving of her fabulous talent and skills, and you can see a great tutorial of how she made the paper for this beautiful card so do pop along and leave her some great MIM love....

This is going to be my last posting for a couple of months...  I'm taking a short break to spend some time with my Mum.. as you know she is waiting to go in to hospital for a triple bypass operation.   Michelle and the girls at 'Make it Monday' are very kindly covering for me while I'm away.  (Thank you girls you are all just the BEST!!)   I'm hoping to manage the odd posting once in a while, and maybe some commenting. I'm really going to miss everyone as you are all fabulous and I consider myself lucky to have met so many fabulous friends.  I will be around this week to comment on all of your lovely cards though ......
You all take care...
Love and Hugs,

Monday, 28 January 2013

I Love You.....This Much...

Good Morning everyone,  Monday's do come around so quickly.... Today Meljen designs are sponsoring us over at 'Make it Monday'.   Melissa the store owner designs the most beautiful digis and stamps, her images are always so lovely to use, she has designs for all different occasions and they are such a pleasure to colour... Thank you Melissa for supplying us with such lovely images to play with.  Do pop over and take a look at her shop which you can find here.  This card is for my very special Mumsy ...

I have used white bazzill card and the design papers are from my scrapbox, I printed them out from a card making magazine... last year I think!.. they were a free download and perfect for my card.  The red glittery card is core'dinations 'Glitter Silk cardstock' it really is gilttery afraid my photo doesn't show it up to well though.  I used Die-namics flower trio for the little flowers in pink with a stick on pearl.  The corners are a Corner Die Set by Whimsey Stamps also with a stick on pearl.  The Ribbon is from Bunny Zoes. I stamped the lovely image on to a Spellbinders die called 'Lacey Ovals'.. I use this a lot!  The image is from Meljen Designs and it's called 'I love you...This Much' and I have coloured it with my Prisma Pencils.. I have inked everything with colourbox chalk inks.
Challenges Entered
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes
Fat Pages and cards with Attitude - Love
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Hearts

To be in with a chance to win 4 lovely images from Meljen's Designs all you have to do is leave a comment on another entrants card and mention you saw it on 'Make it Monday'
So the more times you comment the more chances you have of winning!
Enjoy and good luck everyone!

My Pick for this week difficult, there were so many I wanted to pick!!

I finally narrowed it down to two and my picks are 'Tea for two' by Cheryl 
Isn't this scrapbook page gorgeous...
lots of lovely memories in this special page... you can see more on Cheryl's blog do pop across and leave her some 'MIM' love!

I loved this card by Mandy as well, it was so simple but lots of thoughtfulness went into the making of this card, do pay her a visit and also leave her a little 'MIM' love too...

That's it for today guys, hope you have a fantastic week, at least it should be warmer according to the weather reports... keep safe and wrap up warm...
Love and hugs,

Monday, 21 January 2013

Bugaboo Cowboy

Good morning everyone, hope everyone has survived the snow lol!!  Candice was so disappointed when the snow didn't stop her from going to school lol!!!  but they have forecast more snow for tonight (Sunday) as I am Scheduling this post for early morning I won't know till I wake up lol!! Well it's Make it Monday time and this week we are sponsored by Bugaboo.. and I was sent this lovely image to play with. I would just like to say 'Thank you' to Jodie who draws these fabulous images, for providing us with such lovely images to use!  Do pop along to her store if you haven't been already as there is something for every occasion!
I have so much enjoyed making this card for Liam (my grandson).. It's been a while since I have really felt like doing any crafting, it's been such an effort... but this card came together so beautifully and took my mind to another place lol!!  The image of this little cowboy is just sooooo cute lol!!

I used scraps out of my scrap box as I love that dotty paper and don't have anymore, must buy another pad as it's so nice for boys cards.  I didn't have enough for the bottom so I used a coordinating sheet out of the pad... I have used two lots of design papers one from 'Wellington' and the other is called 'Oxford'. I inked all the papers, cards and dies with colorbox chalk ink.  I love the circle die it's called 'Picot Edge Circles' by spellbinders and I have put red gem stones in each of the circles. The stars are are a Die-manics die called 'stacking stars' I got it from 'Dies to Die for' - BEWARE when you go on this site, it takes all your money lol!!! Tracy has a fantastic selection of goodies, and is so friendly and always willing to help you with any products you want! Oh! and my letters and number are a Tim Holtz die called 'Carnivale' I love it and have used it so many times.. Last but not least is the lovely image which I coloured with my trusty prisma pencils lol!! and you can find him here.

Challenges entered
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoes - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Something New (Picot Edge Circles Die)
MAWTT - Happy Birthday
Craft your Passion - Gone Country
Here Come the Boys- Bingo - Die Cuts, free, Twine

Bugaboo are offering a very generous prize of 7 lovely single images of the winners choice... and you all know what you have to do... just leave a comment on another entrants card and mention that you saw them on 'Make it Monday'... easy, peasy!  So do come along and show us your lovely PAPERCRAFTS be them new or old!

Pick of the week time Ta Da!! .....

I thought this project was so clever.. the images are only 1" in size, but I love how Rox put them altogether and made this gorgeous  wall hanging... Do pop over to Rox's blog and see how she did it!

That's it from me for today guys... if you have snow, take care and snuggle up in your craft rooms with some lovely hot chocolate, and maybe a little Baily's cream if it's not too early... but you know what they say 'It's five o'clock somewhere in the world'... lol!!
Take Care..
Love and Hugs,