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Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Pretty In Pink and Red

Morning everyone, and what a beautiful day it is, I think Summer might have finally made an appearance here in Yorkshire lol!!  Well what are you going to do on this beautiful day, I do hope you will find some time to join us over at 'Papertake Weekly' it's 'Take Your Pick' this week, so if you pop over to the main challenge blog you will be able to get the full details of the challenge... I have gone with the colour challenge pink and red and also the product challenge of gems.... I love how this card turned out.. I have used one of the gorgeous new pads from LOTV called Romance and Roses, this is such a lovely pad and is one of my favourites at the moment!!. I have used my mesh border die which I find I reach for all the time..  I have used it today to create a trellis effect for my flowers, I think it looks quiet effective don't you!.. I also added a touch of treasure gilding wax to my flower spray.. love this product!!

A Peak a the Inside

Card Recipe
Image - LOTV Art Pad Set 27 Beautiful Blooms
Papers - LOTV Romance and Roses
Mesh Border - Cheery Lynn (I think.. can't find the packaging)
Corner Die - La La Land Filigree Corner
Roses - Wild Orchid Crafts

Challenges Entered 

Our sponsor this week is the lovely Simon Says Stamp

There is a...

$25 Gift voucher up for grabs!!
Hope you get a chance to join in our lovely challenge this week

Well my lovelies, just a little update on my hubby... we are waiting for an appointment now to see an Orthopaedic Surgeon regarding his hips, the injection he went for last week is already fading fast!!.. the consultant feels as though he might need surgery.. so it's the waiting game again!!

I will try and catch up with you all sometime soon, I've seen a lot of your lovely cards come up on my reading list, I just haven't had time to do any commenting sorry:) xx 

You all take care,
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Friday, 19 June 2015

Oh So Pretty.....

Hi everyone, Hope you all had a lovely week. It's been another hectic one for me, but we get through it eventually don't we!... It's a lovely challenge over at  'Papertake Weekly' this week called 'Oh So Pretty' and we all love pretty cards don't we lol!! I've chosen this image from one of LOTV's art pads and glittered it up a little... I wasn't very impressed with what I did at first and thought it didn't look quiet right... something missing etc lol!!

So I have added a little more embellishment to my card here... I didn't really
like the above version!

A Peek at the inside

 A Peek at the other side

Card Recipe
Image - LOTV Art Pad
Papers - Lost and Found (Blush)
Butterfly - Memory Box
Flower Die - Marianne

Challenges Entered

We are sponsored by the lovely Mary and Andrea this week at The Ribbon Girl'.. There is a £10 voucher to spend in there lovely shop for the lucky winner!
So do pop along to the main challenge blog and see what my lovely teamies have created for your inspiration... such pretty makes this week.

I'm a little late with my post this week, sorry:).... Finding it hard to fit everything in at the moment. I have had a couple of appointments to take Mum too and it's surprising how the whole day seems to disappear! We are away this week-end too and David has another appointment for his hips on Tuesday, so don't know whether I will have a card for next week... will try my best:) xx 

Hope you all have a lovely week-end...
Take Care,
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Something for the Boys.....

Good morning all... what a mixed bag of weather we are having, I still find it hard to believe we are in June lol!!.. Hope you all had a great week. I went to the Stamp Magic show at Doncaster Dome on Sunday, it was hosted by Paula from 'Which Craft' and what a fabulous show it was.. I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I wasn't going to go as my daughter Debs couldn't make it, I was a bit dubious about going on my own but off I went and had a lovely time... Watched a few demonstrations on Multi Media, painting and inking.... really learnt a lot!.. the girls were all so helpful and full of inspiration and encouragement. I'm really eager to try Multi Media so bought some paints and grunge paste and some really lovely stamps which I will share over the coming weeks.. I'm really eager to give this new technique a try, I just can't wait to get into my craft room now lol!!

As it's Tuesday again it's time for another challenge over at 'Paper Take Weekly' and this week it's to make something for the boys... It can be a Fathers day card or simply just a card for a man or boy, or even a baby card.... I've been playing with my inks and stamps this week and this is what I did...  I stamped my image on a plain sheet of card then started to colour all around it with my inks I stamped some extra images on there too, to create a back drop for the image.... I stamped a separate image, coloured it in and cut it out and then decoupaged it... I quiet like the result and it's something different for me. I ruffed all the edges and inked the cogs and corners and the jute mesh ribbon was originally bright pink lol!! I dyed it with several different colours of distress inks, quiet like the way it turned out.. I went around all the edges with wax gilt to give it a metal look, it does look a lot nicer in real life, the backing paper is more of a green colour...

Card Recipe
Image Free with a magazine
Paper - LOTV - Antebellum (Raspberry Road)
Cogs - Craft Show
Bits and pieces from my stash
Inks - Tim Holtz

Challenges Entered
Simon Says Make It - Make It Masculine
Crafty Boots - Fathers Day/For the Man in your life

We are sponsored by the lovely Jill at the Hobby House and there is a £10 Voucher up for grabs.... Do hope you get a chance to join us this week, please pop along to the main challenge blog and see what my lovely teamies have created for your inspiration!

Well that's it from me for now, hopefully I'll get a chance to have a little play this week... just wanted to say too that I also got the new paper pads from LOTV, they are really lovely... they are also on offer at the moment ... just thought I would let you know... just in case lol!!

Have a great week everyone and have fun!!
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Summer Blooms

Good morning everyone, well we are supposed to be in Summer but no signs of it here in Yorkshire yet lol!!.. The heating is still on full blast!.. a quickie today as I'm running around like a headless chicken lol!!.. Today we have a lovely challenge over at Papertake Weekly.. it's everyone's favourite 'Anything Goes'.. we do have a little twist for you 'Anything Summery' if you want to choose it but it's not compulsory... I've used a lovely image from LOTV Art Pads and I have inked with Tim Holtz Distress inks and a lovely product called Wax Gilt this one is called Treasure Brass... love the gold sheen it gives everything.. my favourite product at the moment!..

Card Recipe
Image - LOTV Art Pad
Dies - Joanna Sheen Butterfly Die
La La Land Filigree Corner
Doo Hickey Butterfly
Papers - Melissa France - 5th Avenue

Challenges Entered

Our sponsor this week is LOTV who are offering a fabulous £10 voucher for there shop

Do pop along to the main challenge blog and see what my lovely teamies have created for your inspiration this week and leave them a little love!

That's it from me for now, you all take care and see you soon!..
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx