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Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Take Your Pick

Good morning everyone, Can you believe it's time for another challenge over at 'Papertake Weekly'... Where is time going too!! .... anyhow it's 'Take Your Pick' this week and there are a few options you can choose from..  There's a sketch, colour, Technique and Product... I have gone with technique which is to make a tag or include a tag... This is my first attempt with grunge paste, stencils and paints... I loved it, but messed up a hell of a lot lol!!.. this isn't brilliant, and I would have liked to have had another attempt but time isn't on my side at the moment! My first attempt at stamping straight on to the paint was a disaster, I didn't press hard enough and I had put quiet a lot of time into colouring etc.. but the magical thing about paint is, I was able to paint over it and stamp the sentiment again!!.. also what I didn't realize was that I had used the stencil back to front lol!! but I don't think it looks too bad does it!...

I noticed my ribbon was fraying, so I tided it up a little although I think I liked it looking a bit rough! It also started out being cream coloured.. I dyed it with Tim Holtz distress inks to make it match better with my paint, I do suggest you use gloves for this as it took a couple of days for the dye on my hands to disappear lol!!

My little butterfly started it's life out as silver I have painted it and given it the Treasure Gold treatment .. I love this stuff and put it on everything these days lol!!, I also used Treasure Gold around the edges of the tag..

What I used
Stencil - Papermania - Summer Blooms
Paints - PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics
Colours used Bora Bora, South Pacific, and Hey Pesto
Docrafts Artiste - All Purpose White Acrylic Paint
Reeves - Medium Yellow, Brilliant Red Acrylic Paints
Treasure Gold Gilding Wax
Sentiment - Inkylicious 
Inks - Tim Holtz Distress Inks 
Ribbon - The Ribbon Girl
Script Stamp - Kaisercraft

Challenges Entered

Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp who are offering a lovely gift voucher to the winner

It would be lovely if you could join in this week, also do take a peek at what my lovely teamies have made, they are always coming up with wonderful ideas...

Just wanted to say also that I won't be around for a few weeks, as my son and family are coming from Germany for two weeks. We are so looking forward to seeing them all as Christmas was the last time we saw them, I can't believe that our little granddaughter Annelie is almost a year old and Liam is 8   Then David and I want to take a couple of weeks for ourselves, we need some time out to catch up with ourselves, if you know what I mean lol!! We always seem to be rushing all the time and not really achieving what we want, so we are both getting stressed lol!! My Mum isn't in the best of health at the minute either. 

I would just like to say a big 'Thank You' to all you lovely ladies that leave me beautiful comments, I really appreciate the time you take to come and visit, as I know life can be pretty hectic at times for all of us.. you all take care... see you in a few weeks xx
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Build it Up

Hi Everyone, what a funny old week we have had... rain, beautiful sunshine, gusty winds, all we need now is a bit of the white stuff lol!!... It's time for another challenge over at 'Papertake Weekly' and this week it is 'Build it Up'.. which means no flat cards we need to see layers please.... My photo is a bit rubbishy this week, have taken several but the light was never right, it looks a bit lopsided too, in real life it looks lovely... I cased one of my teamies ideas with the little tags, hope you don't mind Debs...  Do you like my new die I got from the show, it's the little swirls that are on my flower arrangement..  it's a Noor Design from Joy Crafts.. it has a lovely oval frame with it too, can't wait to use it! I've lifted all the layers up with foam pads, all the flowers and image got the stickle treatment and it's very sparkly lol!!

Card Recipe
Image - LOTV Art Pad
Glitter - Stickles - Star Dust
Ribbon - The Ribbon Girls
Flowers - WOC
Designer Papers - LOTV - Always and Forever
Ink - Tim Holtz

Challenges Entered

We are sponsored by the lovely Ribbon Girls Mary and Andrea and they are offering a £10 Voucher to spend in there Fabulous shop.. wish I could enter lol!! So get yourself over to the main challenge blog and you could be our lucky winner this week!!

Well guys that's it from me today, hope you are all keeping well out there in blogland, hope to visit soon:) xx
Thank you all so much for leaving me lovely comments, they are really appreciated so much.. mwahh!

Until next time take care,
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

'Tis The Season....

Good morning everyone.. I always seem to be rushing these days, I wish the roundabout would slow down a little so I could enjoy what I'm doing lol!! I did have a lovely week-end though as I managed to go to the Summer Crafting show at Donny.. I was a little disappointed as some of my favourite crafty shops weren't there and I didn't see any demonstrations either ... (Not what I wanted to see anyway).. I met up with my friend Carole and we had a really good catch up lol!! Needed more talk time though lol!! I also met Dawny she was on the tonic stall demonstrating, it was so nice to see her and have a little catch up with her too!...  Then on Sunday Debs popped up so it was a great finish to a great week-end!!....
Not a lot of time for crafting though, I only just managed to make this card by the skin of my teeth lol!!... hope you like it.. it's a 'Wobble Card' I have never made one before, but it was so simple to make... just a large circle folded in half and the rest is self explanatory, I  have used lots of red stickles and glitter so waiting for everything to dry was quiet a mission as I wanted to put it together quickly lol!! .... I'm defiantly going to make more of these, they are soooo cute!

The challenge over at 'Papertake Weekly' is 'Anything but square'... so I decided to make another Christmas card.. that's two now, aren't I good lol!!

Card Recipe
Image - LOTV Art Pad
Sentiment - LOTV
Papers - LOTV
Snowflakes - Joy Crafts
Stickles, Glitter, Dew Drops & Gems - My Stash

Challenges Entered

If you pop over to the main challenge blog you can get all the details of this weeks challenge

I bought some lovely dies at the show and also some essentials like pearls, ribbon, inks etc .. I think the next show for me will be at the Dome Doncaster in October.... eeek! where is the time going lol!!
Have a lovely week guys, 
Take Care,
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Christmas in July

Good morning... Sorry I'm a bit late with my card this week, as you can see it's a Christmas card eeeekkk!! it's creeping up fast lol!!... The challenge today over at 'Papertake Weekly' is 'Anything Goes' with the option of Christmas, but it is only an option but I thought I would get a head start on my Christmas cards...

Card Recipe
Image - LOTV Art Pad
Papers - LOTV 'Twas the night' by Mary Fran
Marianne Poinsettia die I think
Marianne Swirl die
Merry Christmas chip board from Avalon Esoterics

Challenges Entered

our sponsor this week is LOTV who are offering a £10 voucher to the lucky winner

Do hope you will join us, and if you get a chance  pop over to the main challenge blog and see what my lovely teamies have made for your inspiration...

I am hoping to go to the Summer Crafting show at Doncaster Racecourse this week-end, if nothing gets in the way lol!!... do love a bit of crafty shopping lol! I'm also looking forward to the demonstrations, there are so many talented people at these shows, I just get so much inspiration from them... maybe I will see some of you lovely ladies there too:) xx

Until next time
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx