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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Elf n'appiness

Good morning everyone, here we are only nine more sleeps before Santa Comes lol!!! hopefully you are all finished with shopping, wrapping, and making cards ..... right lol!! well maybe not everything so our challenge this week over at Papertake Weekly is 'Last Christmas Card'... giving us another chance to make that final card and we can now say 'Finished at last' lol!!..  for my card I've used a lovely stamp from Lyndsay Mason, I don't know where you would buy him now as Debs and I got this set from a crafting show we went too... a few years back!... He is adorable though isn't he!! I've coloured him with my inktense pencils and fussy cut him... the wall at the back is my new die from Marianne.

 Photo's are a bit rubbish but wanted to show you the curve on the sentiment

A Peak at the inside

Card Recipe
Image - Stamp by Lyndsay Mason
Colouring Medium - Inktense Pencils
Embossed Wall - Marianne
Papers - Craft work Cards 'Mistletoe'

We are sponsored by Mary and Andrea at the 'Ribbon Girl' this week so a lovely prize on offer.. always something luscious to get from these lovely ladies!!

Do hope you are able to join in this week, I know it's hard as everything is rush, rush but if you get a minute grab a mince pie and sit down for five minutes and have a play lol!! Do pop along to the main challenge blog and see what wonderful makes my DT buddies have made..
That's it from me for now, off too work soon...
Take Care everyone..
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Christmas Tree Guy

Good morning everyone, Brrr!! it's cold this morning, and we've also had a little bit of sleet this week-end!! Do You think we will have a white Christmas!!  Well it's Tuesday and time for another challenge over at Papertake Weekly.. we had a fabulous response last week well over 300 entries!!! Our challenge for this week is 'Paper Play'... Dawny would love to see you make your own flowers, borders, embellishments etc from paper, that's what a lot of us do any way, so nice and easy... you can also add some ribbon if you fancy:)....  I have used this super cute image from Karen's Doodles called 'Christmas Tree Guy'... he is such a happy chappy and so easy to colour, I used my Inktense Pencils, the paper wasn't the best to use for these pencils but it doesn't look too bad does it! I glittered it all up with Glamour Dust and added gold glitter to his little bells on his shoes... on the sentiment I added Gesso to add a bit of texture...

We are sponsored by Katherina this week at Whiff of Joy Stamps, so a lovely prize up for grabs... I know you are all very busy as it's so close to Christmas, but if you get a chance, sit down with a nice cup of coffee, maybe topped up with something warming... purely just to warm you of course lol!! and take some time out and join in with us... we would love to see your lovely makes!

Card Recipe
Papers - LOTV - Festive Trimmings by Mary Fran
Image - Christmas Tree Guy Digi from Karens Doodles
Sentiment - Free Sentiment from Hannelie at Desert Diva (Lovely Lady)
Snowflake - Joy Crafts
Christmas Tree - Marianne

Challenges entered
Brown Sugar - Winter
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes with a Winter Feel
Ribbon Girl - Anything Goes
Always Something Creative - Christmas
That Craft Place - Christmas
Holly Jolly Christmas - Anything Goes

Well the count down has begun now only two weeks left!!, do hope you are organised, not like me still running around like a headless chicken lol!! Have a fabulous week everyone, try NOT to get too stressed... do pop across to the main challenge blog and see what FABULOUS makes my teamies have made for your inspiration:) 

Take Care,
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

You're Wonderful

Good morning everyone, it's a real winters day here in Yorkshire, cold, wet and blowy bbrrrr!!! Santa's on his way lol!!  I think I only realized that yesterday when the calender went forward and there, with a red ring around it, was the date when my lovely family from Germany arrive!! eek!! it's only three weeks away and still so much to do lol!! We went away for the week-end to Debs and had such a relaxing time, went to the Christmas Vintage Fair at Worcester, and had mulled wine, and roasted chestnuts mmmm!!! and the weather was very kind to us too!!

Anyway onto my card for 'Papertake Weekly'... which is 'Anything Goes' with the option of making a Christmas gift or decoration.  I haven't had much time this week for myself, so I would like to share this card I made for a special lady who I met whilst shopping for crafty goodies, and we have become quiet good friends, you can see her fabulous blog here.

The gorgeous paper is from a pad by Craftwork Cards called 'Time Flies' and the sentiment is a LOTV Verses and Quotes stamp (Set 61) which I stamped straight onto the paper, no colouring required lol!.. I added black pearls and ribbon and a lovely butterfly from Magnolia it also has black pearls on but doesn't show on the photo's  and a filigree corner from La La Land.
Isn't this little tag gorgeous... I won a lovely prize from Bugaboo digi stamps and this is one of the images I chose. ( I wouldn't of known if it wasn't for Carole... she told me to check my challenges:).. I coloured the little butterflies with my inktense pencils to match the papers...

Now you could win a fabulous prize too as LOTV are sponsoring our challenge this week and are giving the winner a lovely voucher to spend in there shop.. do pop across to the main challenge blog and see what amazing makes my lovely teamies have for you this week, there is a lovely lady joining the team this week too!!

Challenges Entered
Crafty Cats - Anything Goes
ALBC - Anything Goes - but NOT Christmas
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes #122
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Birthday with a sentiment

That's it from me for now, I know you are all quiet busy at this time of the year, and I appreciate all the lovely lady's that have popped in and left me sweet comments.... Mwah!!!!
You all take care,
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Cold Hands Warm Heart

Good Morning everyone from a cold and frosty Yorkshire!! it was -2 this morning when I woke up brrrr! thank heavens for central heating lol!! It's Tuesday again so that means it's time for another challenge over at 'Papertake Weekly' and we have something a little bit different for you this week. Dawny has still created a lovely sketch for you to follow, but if sketches are not your thing there are now three other choices for you to choose from....

  It's a sketch / take your pick combi

So you can either do the sketch (it's still a sketchie free for all so you can do any) or you can do one of  the following -

Colour challenge - blues and greens excluding skin and hair tones
Technique - masking, using 2 or more stamps
Product - ribbon or lace

You can also combine any / all if you want.

I have gone with just a sketch
Sketch #96

I have changed some of the elements around a little to fit in with what I wanted to do, I have used a lovely image from LOTV called Cold Hands Warm Heart I had such fun colouring this in with my inktense pencils, but went a bit over board with my liquid pearls... it looks like my little snow man and his lady friend are in a snow storm lol!! You can't see on the photo but I used black gems for their eyes and buttons it really stands out in real life.. lots of snow-tex and glamour dust, I was quiet sparkly myself when I had finished lol!!

A lovely Gift Voucher is up for grabs this week from
So do come along and join us this week, but first take a look at the main challenge blog
and see what my lovely teamies have been up too... 

Challenges Entered
LOTV - Merry Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Lets Get Sentimental

Well guys have a fabulous week and wrap up warm, take care...
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Sooo Girlie!!

Good morning everyone, ... brrrr I hate this wet and foggy weather, hope it's better where ever you are today.. well I have had a lovely time making my card this week for the challenge over at Papertake Weekly which is .... Soooo Girlie!!... as I wasn't feeling too good with my back I took refuge in my craft room and had a little play... I used one of LOTV's pre-coloured cute squares which I bought quiet some time ago and matched it up with the lovely Snow Princess papers the two worked so perfectly together, I glittered her all up with glamour dust, it's hard to capture with the camera ... She is so lovely, but sadly she has been retired now and is no longer available.

Card Recipe
Image - Pre-coloured squares LOTV
Sentiment - Set 75 Christmas Wishes LOTV
Papers - Snow Princess LOTV
Embellishments - Ribbon Girl, WOC
Snow Flakes - Joy 

LOTV - Merry Christmas

We are sponsored by the lovely Mary and Andrea over at the Ribbon Girl this week, so do come along and join in with us, it's such a lovely challenge, and you could win a £10 voucher from the girls... do pop along to the main challenge blog and see what my fabulous teamies have done, there are some gorgeous girlie makes you wont be disappointed!!

Thank you for all your lovely comments last week and welcome to my lovely new followers!! You all take care and have a fabulous week crafting, not long now to the big day... eek!! could do with some of Santa's elves right now lol!!

Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

All Our Dreams

Good morning everyone, hope you are all doing ok?... I somehow twisted my back this week-end and have been wobbling around like an old woman lol!! it's still not right yet but there isn't anything you can do but wait until it decides to ease up by itself..

Well it's Papertake Weekly Challenge today and Dawny would love to see two or four legs on your card or both, so I've gone with two and made this card for my little granddaughter Annelie... I think this is one of the sweetest images at LOTV don't you!...

I coloured the image with my ink tense pencils, they are so vibrant these pencils I love them!!...I've ruffed all the edges of the card and inked around the edges, I love the companion set from LOTV, it's the first time I've used it, there are so many lovely elements with it.. I really enjoyed playing and stamping lol!! I still need to colour the inside image but will do that before I post it..

Card Recipe
Image - All Our Dreams (LOTV)
Papers - Pastel Dreams - Mary Fran LOTV
Doily - A new Tonic Die - Rose Circle Doily (love it)
Stamping lines, sentiment tags and hearts etc - Babies Companion Stamps Set 40 LOTV (love it)
Pearl, flowers ribbon - Ribbon Girl, and WOC

Challenges Entered
Party Time Tuesday  - Anything Goes
Get Creative - Anything Goes - Option Stitching
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes

WoW!... We had over 400 entries last week on our anything goes challenge, how fabulous is that!! There were so many lovely entries ,.. and this week a special card was drawn by Mr.Linky, uncanny really as it was a remembrance card and today being the llth it seems quiet fitting that such a lovely card was chosen, as it was made to remember all the men and women that fought for us so long ago..... 

Do pop across to the main challenge and see the gorgeous creations my lovely teamies have for your inspiration this week .. and there is a lovely stamp to be won from Whiff OF Joy too!! 

You all take care, 
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

T'was The Night Before Christmas

Hi everyone, well are you all in the countdown to Christmas yet yeeks!! I can't believe it's less than eight weeks to the big day!! So right now I'm panicking (again lol!!) .. why do we do it to ourselves, when we have all year to get organised lol!!

My card today is for 'Papertake Weekly' Challenge, which this week is 'Anything Goes' with the option of Sparkle and Glitter..  I embossed the poinsettia and leaves with gold, I also gold embossed around the image, music sheet and sentiment.. even the stars were gold embossed!! The ribbon is also gold and really does sparkle.. I used Tim Holtz Distress marker pens to colour the image, and glittered everything with Stickles and Stardust.. also roughed the edges of the paper and card..

Card Recipe 
Image - LOTV - Fairy Lights
Papers - Memory Box - Mistletoe
Music sheet & Sentiment - LOTV
Poinsettia - Spellbinders
Leaves - Various dies
Ribbon and Pearls - My Stash

Challenges Entered
LOTV - Merry Christmas
The Ribbon Girl - A Christmas Card
Cute Card Thursday - Razzle Dazzle
Winter Wonderland - Pick & Mix (Poinsettia Flower, Pearls, Lace)
Holly Jolly Christmas - Bingo (Die Cut, 2 Designer Papers, Glitter)

We would love you to join in with us this week... the lovely girls Laila and Lisa over at LOTV are our sponsors, so a lovely gift voucher is up for grabs... also do pop along to the main challenge and see what the rest of the team have done, there are some lovely projects to give you plenty of ideas and inspiration!

I really do appreciate the time you take to pop on over and you always leave such lovely comments...
Hope you all have a fantastic week..
Take Care,
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

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...


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....
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 7 October 2014


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,
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,

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Time To Have Fun

Good morning everyone, I'm running around like a headless chicken at the moment lol!! Deborah moves down to Worcester next week and then two days later we go to Spain on our holidays yaaayh!! I think we will all be glad to get on the ferry and just relax and not have to think about anything!! We have an over night stay on the ferry so it will give us all time to recover from the last few months, we have had lots of ups and downs, and some disappointments but that is all behind us now and we are going to have 18 days of sunshine, beaches lovely food and lots of fun!!. We are going overland in the Land Rover, our first stop is only one hour away from the Ferry terminal as we don't dock until 18.00 hrs.. on our second stop over we will be staying in Madrid for two days. Candice loves cities and she has studied Spanish this year so it will give her an insight to what the people and the culture are like... then we are off too Calpe for a whole 7 days in a villa, it has it's own swimming pool and we are not far from the sea a two minute walk and we will be on lovely beaches, so, so looking forward to that... then we start to travel back and have a night at Cuenca where the famous hanging houses are.. a bit scary but the scenery looks out of this world, then we go to a lovely place called La Posada De Gallegos for Deborah's birthday... then onto Larendo for two nights before we catch the ferry home. I will post some photo's when I get back as I think we are going to see some amazing sights!

Hope your still with me, as it's time for another challenge over at Papertake Weekly, and being the first Tuesday of the month it's Anything Goes, there is an OPTION to use some torn paper on your card if you want too...

Liam loves Lightening McQueen it is one of his favourite characters, it is very glittery but red is a devil of a colour to photograph!!.... The image is off the internet and I coloured it with promarkers and prisma pencils and added two googly eyes!.. I die cut the letters and embossed them with red glittery embossing powder and attached them too a spellbinders ribbon die... the papers are from Bearly Mine and the lovely sentiment is from LOTV, who are our sponsors this week, so do come and play along with us and you could win a lovely £10 Voucher...

Challenges Entered
To do later

Did you buy any goodies from LOTV's  new Christmas collection!!  I wanted everything but I didn't come up on the lottery this week lol!! but I did buy a few nice stamps, and the sentiments, and gorgeous papers, not a lot of time for crafting at the moment, but can't wait to have a play, and I'm sure lots of goodies will fall into my basket over the next few months too lol!!! ... That's it from me but do pop along to Papertake Weekly and see what my lovely teamies have done... you all take care and have a lovely week!
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Born To Shop

Good morning everyone, what a fabulous week of sunshine we have had... I wonder how long it will last lol!! Hope you have all had a good week.  As it's Tuesday it's time for another challenge over at 'Papertake Weekly',  Dawny has a lovely sketch for you this week or you can choose any of the other sketches on the blog, but remember it must be one of our sketches you can find them here.  I chose to go with the new one. I have used a lovely stamp called 'Born to Shop' I got it free with a magazine some time ago, and this card is for someone who loves to shop... (don't we all lol!!)

This is my take on the sketch, I swapped some of the elements around a little, remember it can be exact or you can move elements around to fit in with what you would like

I coloured the image with my inktense pencils and cut around the image. I used one of Tim Holtz embossing folders then cut a circle out of the middle and adhered the image to the centre with mounting squares. did some faux stitching around the circle and embossed paper, added a stamped sentiment from LOTV and some lovely ribbon from LOTV and some gems. I also die cut some flowers and added a little gem to each one.  I really enjoyed using the circle die, you can get some fabulous effects if you play around with them, quiet like the way this card turned out...

Card Recipe
Papers - My Minds Eye 'Quite contrary' (free with a magazine)
Image - Born To Shop (free with a magazine)
Embossing Folder - Tim Holtz 'Chackerboard'
Circle Dies - Tonic
Flower Die - Memory Box
Sentiment & Ribbon - LOTV

Challenges Entered
Die Cutting Divas - Anything Goes with a Die
Sister Act Challenge - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes

Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamps with a lovely voucher, so get out your creativity caps and come and join us, do pop along to the challenge blog and check out what the rest of the the girlies have made...
That's it from me guys, only three weeks to our holidays!!! You all have a great week, enjoy the sunshine and take care...
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Jolly Holidays

Good morning everyone, sorry I haven't posted for a while, but have been busy with house hunting with Debs, Still can't get used to the idea she will be moving. Selling and moving location and job are so stressful but everything is falling into place and the sale will be through by 9th August, she is still waiting to here whether she has secured one of the houses we have visited, but they are a dragging there heels a bit, if she can't find anywhere she is going to store her furniture for a while.  The hospital she is moving to has accommodation for staff that are in transit so her and Candice will rent an apartment for a few weeks, we are going on holiday the middle of August too, it has been booked since before she got her new job, so as you can imagine we are all a little stressed at the moment lol!! .. anyway its Tuesday already and time for another challenge over at 'Papertake Weekly' and this week its a nice easy one 'Jolly Holidays'... you can interpret this any way you like I was going to do one ready for our Summer Holidays but my printer is acting up at the moment and the image I wanted to use is a digi!! so I went with a Christmas Theme, and I now have another Christmas card made yayhhh!!!.

Now these little bears look as though they are ready for there Jolly Holidays, don't you think lol!! I've used one of the older ready coloured toppers from LOTV called Christmas Animals.  I have lots of these and really must use them up and make some cards, they are so cute!  The lovely papers are from the Woodland Wishes and Simple Joys paper pads by Mary Fran at LOTV, and I have distressed them and inked them up with Vintage Photo distress ink by Tim Holtz.  I've used two sentiments from the Christmas Sentiment Tags also from LOTV, and the big Merry Christmas is again from Avalon Esoterics which I purchased from a craft show a couple of months back. I've used a Marianne Snowflake doily die and a small slender firs die from Magnolia.  I've glittered everything up with Stardust Stickles and Glamour Dust and white pearls, it looks better in real life than my pants photos lol!!

Challenges Entered

We are sponsored this week by the lovely Liz from 'Buttons for Brains' so do come along and join in with us.

That's it for now guys, I'm at the hospital with Mum this morning she has to have a few blood tests, but they say it's nothing to worry about, but you always do don't you... I'm going to schedule this post as I'm on work this afternoon too!!

Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx