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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