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Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Bang The Drum

Hi everyone, hope you have all had a great week, hasn't the weather been beautiful... how time flies it's Tuesday already and time for another challenge over at 'Papertake Weekly' and being the last one of the month it's ' A Sketchy Free For All' ... You can use the new one that Dawny has provided or you can choose any of the other sketches  here... I have used the new one it was a lovely sketch to work with and my card came together so easily.. I do love sketches...

I've left the inside blank so the girls can sign it too..


I have made this card for my managers little boy who will be one next month.  Isn't this image gorgeous and just right for a one year old lol!  I coloured him with my inktense pencils, I know I keep saying this but these pencils are so lovely to use, when I wet them and they magically turn into these fabulous vibrant colours I feel like a kid again lol!!, do you remember the old painting books where you just had to add water and the colour came through, they remind me of them lol!!  I embossed the no.1 and the sentiment with blue embossing powder, wow this stuff gets every where doesn't it lol!! added ribbon and some stars and that was it.. done! I think I've gone a bit skew with my insert only noticed it when taking photos, how annoying, I hate things that are not straight, but no time to make another now....every time I look at it now I see it more and more, it wont move as it's stuck down pretty good lol!!

Our sponsor this week is the fabulous Simon Says Stamp company so do come along and join us.. you can also see the fabulous cards the rest of the team have made for you this week.

Products Used
Image - LOTV - 'Bang The Drum'
Papers - LOTV - Candles and Cake by Mary Fran
Sentiment - LOTV - Set 9 Mixed Circular Stamps
Star - Memory Box Die
Everything else my stash

Challenges Entered
Bunny Zoe's - Layers
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Dots and/or Stripes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes
A Gem of A Challenge - For A Child/Baby

That's it from me for today, as it's Tuesday I'm off too work soon, have a lovely day where ever you are and take care...
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx 

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Lace And Pearls

Good morning everyone, did you have a good Fathers Day, we had a bbq and toasted David with a nice glass of wine, he was thoroughly spoilt by all his girls lol!! The weather is very unsettled again here in Yorkshire, looks like we could be in for another down pour!...hope it's sunny where you are... well being Tuesday it's time for another lovely challenge at 'Papertake Weekly' and Dawny would love to see some Lace/ Pearls or both on your card. My friends daughter is turning 30 soon and loves her dogs, but also loves handbags and shoes!! so I turned to this lovely image again from LOTV, I do love this stamp and it's a breeze to colour....  I used my Inktense pencils again.. I am loving them!!

On the inside

I'm not too sure about the numbers on this card, I think they are too big, but too late to change it now as I used Incredibly Tacky Glue and it really sticks lol!!... anyway I embossed them and the corner embellishment with shabby pink embossing powder by Stampendous.  I added lace and string pearls I did want to put more pearls on the inside, but have run out of them... Oh! dear! I'll have to go shopping again lol!!..  Sorry about the photo's I still haven't quiet got the light right yet lol!!

What I used
Image - 'Handbags' - LOTV
Sentiment - 'Quotables' - LOTV
Stamped Butterfly - 'Grunge Elements' - LOTV
Lace - Craft Show
Pearl String - Ribbon Girl

Challenges Entered
Love to Create - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - For A Girl

Our sponsor this week is the lovely Mary and Andrea at the Ribbon Girl, who is giving the winner a lovely gift voucher, so get rummaging and find all those lovely pearls and lace and come and join us!!

That's it from me today, hope you all have a good week, I would just like to say a big welcome to my lovely new followers, until next time, take care....
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

For The Boys

Hello everyone, hope you have all had a great week. Mine was quiet busy as usual lol!! Debs and I was going to go to 'Stamp Magic' on Sunday, but before we knew it the day had flown and it was too late in the afternoon to go :(... never mind it gives us more pennies to spend at the next one lol!!

Wow! It's Tuesday already and it's time for another challenge over at 'Papertake Weekly' and the theme this week is 'For The Boys'.  My card today is for my younger brother who has just turned 60.. bless:).. He has always been a lover of the American Indian culture, and I saw this image ages ago and thought it would be great for Ken's 60th, because he is the big chief now lol!!!  the company that produced this image is no longer online so I am so glad I got it when I did.

I have coloured this lovely chief with my Tim Holtz distress inks. His face is coloured with Derwent colour soft pencils, it's the first time I've used them and had to go on the internet to get some tips, as I wasn't quiet sure how you blended them.. I am really pleased how it turned out and my brother loved it.. I struggled to find embellishments so made the little wigwam my self.  The back ground papers I have had for years and the strip down the middle is LOTV - 'Father Knows Best' paper pack. The numbers were plain chipboard which I embossed with gold embossing powder. I die cut the corner and the happy birthday and embossed them too.  The sentiment is from LOTV scroll sentiments.. I use this such a lot. The ribbon is from 'The Ribbon Girl'

Challenges Entered

Simon Says - Fathers Day/Man or Boy Card
Country View Challenges - Only Men Allowed
Bearly Mine - One For The Boys
Allways Something Creative - Men/Male
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Challenge#66 Embossing

If you get a chance do pop across to 'Papertake Weekly' and see what my lovely teamies have done.  Hope you all have a great day on Sunday as it is 'Fathers Day', my own Dad passed away 15 years ago, he would of loved this card too as my brother and him had very similar tastes.  I know my hubby will be thoroughly spoilt by my Mum, Debs and Candice and of course Me lol!!! He will also get a lovely Skype call from Steven, Nicole and Liam from Germany....
Talking about being spoilt, I won Sharons lovely blog candy.  Aren't I a lucky lady!! 
Enjoy everyone :o) 
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Water Lily

Hi everyone, I have some fabulous news to share with you today... Dawny at Papertake Weekly has asked if I would like to join them as part of the team!! I'm fit to burst at the moment lol!! as I'm so thrilled, I have been walking around with a smile on my face all week lol!! ...  Yayhh!! I'm a papertake girly lol!!!  So on with the show lol!!  being the first Tuesday of the month, It's Anything Goes at 'Papertake Weekly' with an option to make something that reminds you of Summer or has a Summery Theme... and that fits in with this lovely fairy stamp that Debs bought me for my birthday, what could be more Summery than this little fairy lol!!! I think she is waiting for the sun to come out from behind those clouds lol!! After I had stuck them down, I realized I should really have had the sun shining brightly... but she looks like she's having a wonderful time sat there on her little Lily pad lol!! I made three versions of this card and just couldn't seem to get it right, but finally decided on this design, I wanted to make her centre of attraction, and I think she steals the show don't you lol!!! I used my inktense pencils to colour her.

What I used
Image LOTV 'Water Lily'
Colouring Medium - Inktense Pencils
Papers - LOTV - 'Shabby Shack' by Raspberry Road
Dies - Marianne, Joy
Other - Glossy Accents (glasses) Stickles Stardust 
Pearls and ribbon my stash

Challenges Entered
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
A Creative Romance - Girly Cards
Cute Card Thursday - Blues and Hues
Stampin' for the Weekend - For the Girls
Sweet Pea Stampers - Things with Wings
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Crafting At The Weekend - Anything Goes
Lauralcraft - Challenge 6 - Anything with Wings
My Mums Craft Shop - Ink It Up

This is a lovely challenge so why don't you join us as there is a fabulous prize to be won  from 'LOTV' now who could resist that!!!.. also you have to see what fabulous inspiration the girls have for you!!
Well that's it from me for now, I'm just off to work so until next time, take care...
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx