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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Some Fabby Dabby News

Hello everyone how are you all? Well the plan was to start the garden today, we are extending the decking a little bit so went B&Q  to get some decking planks. As soon as we got back hom eit started raining :0( Yep so no gardening done............

Anyhoo's I have some fabby dabby news, I'm now a new member on Deep Ocean Challenge blog, wooooooooo hooooooooo. I really do feel a bit out of my depth, literally a little fish in the deep ocean, they are all so uber talented!! 
The theme this fortnight is super easy................
.............see how easy is that. This is a card I made quite a few weeks ago but didnt know if I liked it but with me being poorly it came in handy lol. Of course as I stitch all my cards it fit the theme ;0)
I've not done a wedding type card before so when I brought & coloured this image a few months ago I thought it would be the perfect time lol. She sat in my coloured up box for a while bless her :0(

The lace & white seam binding are from my stash. The Metal Rose & the Organza Rose Trim with Pearls are from Live & Love Crafts.

All flowers are from WOC except the end white ones which I cant remember where they are from, I've had them forever.

The image is a digi image from Time For Tea Designs on Etsy. This one is called 'Wedding Belle' & I coloured her with Copics, then added small white pearls randomly around the image.

The lush papers are Marianne Design 'Vintage Romance' which were from Bunny Zoes as always I machine stitched all the papers. I also added a 'Metal Corner' which was from LLC.

Please pop on over & see my fabulous teamies creations, they really are so stunning. Also see the other uber talented ladies that have also joined this fab team.

Thank you so much for stopping by & all your lovely comments. My headaches are a little better so I'm using the laptop in short periods.
Take care lovelies, mmwah.
Tatty bye xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Challenges I'm Entering............
A Random Fan - Anything Goes

Monday, 21 April 2014

You're Wonderful

Hello all you lovely peeps around the world. Hope you are all having a lovely Easter. We had a little easter egg hunt for Payton yesterday what her mummmy & daddy did, she was sooooooo cute looking for the eggs in her garden to put in her basket ;0)

Anyway I'm here with a card that I made months ago but only the base of the card if you know what I mean. Sometimes I see papers when I'm looking & think oooh I could do rather than put them on my desk I make the base of the card & then it goes in my drawer.............where I usually forget about it lol. Well its better than having loads of papers on my desk which would annoy the pants off me ;0)
The image however I only added 2 weeks ago...........yeah its still took me til now to blog it, sorry lol, its not the only one either...oops
Yes I've done an Hannah Lynn card, I actually have a few older ones coloured up & one from the last release but they still havn't made it to cards yet. 

The papers are Prima 'Madeline' I think they are called, I would go look but I have a doggy asleep on my lap would be cruel to disturb her ;0) I used the 6x6 & the A4 pads for this. The edgeing is my MS PATP set. I finally got most of my punches up on rails last week woo hooo.........yeah the craft room took back stage while we are getting on with the bungalow & garden...........though thats not started quite yet lol.

Ok we have a mixture of Prima & WOC flowers, the die under the smaller flowers is Marianne 'Branch Forest'. The Rose Cabochon & the silver butterfly are from Crafts & Me, I also added white gesso to the butterfly.

The centre large flower I sprayed to soften the colour & to totally soften the bright yellowy/orange in the middle.
The gorgeous image is a new digi from Crafts & Me called 'Expression Study 2' by Hannah Lynn & I coloured her with Copics, I will add the colours at the bottom when I find my little book. The 2 laces are from my stash. The sentiment 'You're Wonderful' is from LOTV 'Handwritten Phrases'.

I'm sorry I've been quiet the last few days I've been suffering with lots of headaches & migraines since Thursday night so I've been keeping off the laptop, although I tried go on Pinterest the other day..........half an hour later I was lying in bed with a towel over my head. Hopefully I will manage some crafting tonight.

Well I'm off as I'm going B&Q while they have the offer on Buy One Get One Half Price on interior doors, I want one for my kitchen & one for my living room, they are half glass ones so will allow more light everywhere.

Okie dokie I'm going now, hope you all have a wonderful Bank Hol monday, take care mmwah.
Thanks for stopping by it really means a lot lovelies 

Friday, 18 April 2014

Bunny Zoes Challenges

Happy Good Friday my lovelies, yayyyyyy Easter Weekend the one super long weekend we get just once a year. Hope you all have a lovely relaxing one & spend it with your loved ones ;0)

Ok so we have a new challenge over at Bunny Zoes & this month the lovely Liz chose the theme which is super duper easy, you will love it!!!!!!
.........see told ya it was easy.
The papers are the super gorgeous MME 'Heirloom' which I have inked with walnut & duffed up a little bit before running them through my sewing machine, I sooooooooo love these papers!!

The card for the border & all the dies is Co-ordinations black magic which I've had forever & used the coloured side. The border I have sanded on the higher parts of the embossing, it looks fab IRL, subtle though as well.

I also added gesso here & there as well to help with the distressed look ;0) Seam Binding is from my stash.

The cute gorgeous image are the new Rachelle Anne Miller stamps, this one is called 'Close Knit Friends' it comes with a few sentiments as well so you can choose which one to use. I coloured the image with Distress Ink Markers.
The corrugated card I've had for a while & is my last sheet, need to remember where I got it from.....

I even managed to add a bit of bling to this distressed creation, well every girl deserves her bling now ;0)
Ok now for the list of super goodies I used on this card, all of which are from Bunny Zoes, except the cardstock & seam binding. Each item will take you directly to that product.

Well thats it from me but pop on over to see my uber talented teamies creations, they are stunners.
Also why not pop on over to Bunny Zoes, there is a 15% off across the store, now isn't that just what you want for easter............yeah go shopping, the Easter Bunny would want you to treat yourselves ;0)
After all we are worth it ;0) lol

Thanks so much for stopping by it means so so much.
Have a great weekend mmwah
Tatty bye xxxxxxxxxxxx

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Crafty Little Fairies DT Card

Hello my lovelies how are you all? 

Anyhoo's onto the job in hand. Its time for a brand new challenge over at Crafty Little Fairies & this week its the Blue Fairies with the theme of..............
.............yep just use an image that contains something that can go up into the air/sky. Remember you can use any image from any company but make sure its a stamped or digi image.
I have a card today using one of my older un-inked stamps...........I'm determined to get through them............eventually lol.
Yes its even a male card, it seems the more you do the easier they get lol. I've had this stamp since it was released & not inked it up, which is a shame as I lurve LOTV images especially their male images!!

The burlap is from my stash & the twill ribbon is cream but I coloured it with my BG09 Copic & stitched it to the burlap, ran 2 rows of stitches along it.

The fabulous image is 'Aeroplane' of course by LOTV. I have coloured it with copics, I will add the colours shortly as this is a scheduled post whilst sitting in bed lol.

The yummy papers are MME Lost & Found 'Portobello Road', I've inked the edges with walnut & machine stitched then layered onto teal card from my stash. Button, string & letter stickers are from my stash.

Well thats it from me this is a scheduled post, I have someone coming to fit a towbar to our van first thing this morning.
Please pop on over to see my fabulous teamies creations.

Thank you soooooooooo much for stopping by, you all totally rock!!!!!!!!
Lotsa squishy hugs to all mmwah
Tatty bye xxxxxxxxxxx

Monday, 14 April 2014

Happy 10th Birthday LOTV

Good morning my lovelies & it is such a beautiful morning up here by the sea. I've got one lot of washing pegged out & the bedding in the washer to be pegged out once its done.
Sorry I've been MIA, been rather busy. I've had cards made but then its took me til now to take pics lol.

The card I'm showing today I made specifically for LOTV & also their monthly challenge as they are celebrating 10 years...........
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOTV, here's to another 10 years.

Now I brought the Annabel stamps as soon as they were released, within seconds actually lol & they arrived the next day & I even colour one up straight away. Sadly it took a while for her to get on a card, then when I saw the new challenge I made the card but then kept forgetting to take pics & blog it  :0( I know I'm not right in the head lol.
I made the card into my favourite style, shabby chic. The pad is an older Prima pad called 'Pixie Glen' I absolutely lurve the lush soft colours in this pad. I have machine stitched the papers & added gesso here & there.

The flowers are all WOC. I've added 2 layers of lace, the bottom pale pink one is from my stash & top one is 'Estee' 40mm from LLC, need more of this lace its lush. The metal corner is from my stash & I painted it with white gesso.

The clip is Tim Holtz & I added some scrap lace through the hole & added white gesso. The tag & postage thingies are from the Prima pad, I gave them a distressing & added gesso. The numbers are from my stash.

The stamp is called 'Annabel Pedal Power' I love these so much. I coloured the image with copics but kept it light so it went with the card, kept shading minimal as well.

The 'Sentiment Tags' are also LOTV. As always the inside is decorated to compliment the front. The leaves under the flowers are Magnolia 'Sprawling Ferns'.
I think that is it.

Its also Ribbon Girl LOTV challenge this week so I'm also putting my card there.

Thank you so much for stopping by, big hugs to you all.
Tatty bye & take care

Challenges I'm Entering............
LOTV Monthly Challenge - Happy Birthday LOTV
Ribbon Girl - LOTV Anything Goes

Friday, 11 April 2014

A Creative Romance Challenge DT Card

Hello my lovelies how are you all? Hope all is well, hugs to those who need them.
Running a wee bit late this morning as its been quite hectic here so I will push on.

Okie dokie my lovelies its time for a new challenge over at A Creative Romance & the challenge this fortnight is...............
............if you could see me now I'm doing a Mr Burns impression off The Simpsons 'Eggcellent' hee hee. Anyway basically we want to see easter or springs card, with or without eggs.......its not compulsory..............unless they are choccy then send them to MEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! ;0)
Ok so here is my effort............I have to warn that my mojo has gone off to seek warmer weather I think :0(
Now the organza is straight honest but I missed glueing a part down so when it stands it falls down & then looks unlevel.............I have reattached it now but didnt have time take new pics this morn, these were took late last night.

.........see if you look now they are level lol. The gorgeous lace & organza is from LLC. I will try add proper links at the bottom later.

I havn't added a place to write a message yet as I wanted show you this gorgeous paper as a lot of it is covered on the front. The paper I've used is Maja Design 'Vintage Spring Basics' 6x6 pad...........I tell you this pad really is soooooooooooo gorgeous.

All the flowers are from WOC a while ago, the leaves are a Magnolia Doo-Hickey die.

I used Magnolia 'Hello Tilda' & coloured her with distress ink markers. I'm not a fan of yellow tbh as I think it shows lol..........never mind suppose I've got to do it sometimes lol. The sentiment is from a Hanglar Easter stamp.

I've added 'Cheesecloth' under the image & a shabby bark heart both of these are from LLC.

Well that's it form me but if you want real GORGEOUS inspiration then PLZZZZZZZZ pop on over to see my teamies totally amazing creations they are a talented bunch.

Well I'm off now to carry on with washing & housework, really need do my windows but think they will have to wait til I have more time :0(

Thanks for stopping by my lovelies, take care.
Tatty bye mmwah

Challenges I'm Entering.............
Papertake Weekly - Spring Has Sprung
Diva's By Design - Easter/Spring

Thursday, 10 April 2014


Hello all you lovely jubbly people, how are you all? We are all fine & dandy here & Mr Sunshine has that lovely hat on this morning ;0)

Ok I have a card today that I made a couple of weeks ago using a stamp I've had since I first started crafting............yep its took me over 3 years to ink this stamp (I'm now bowing my head in shame) In my first year hubster was that happy I finally had a hobby after over 20 years of my hobby being the family & the house brought me a lot of stamps in that first year & I have no idea how many are still un-inked from Sugar Nellie to Magnolia & everything in between lol. However as I'm trying to sort my stamps out maybe I can finally get some of them inked lol.
Now I'm not sure I even like this card, probably why its took me this long to blog it lol.
The stamp I've used is called 'Maribel' & its by Stempelglede, I have no idea where I would have brought it from sorry.

One of the things I do like about this card is the uber gorgeous paper, which is of course Maja Design 'Vintage Autumn Basic's' 6x6 pad. I inked the edges with Pumice Stone & machine stitched all around the edges.

I've decorated the inside exactly the same but left the brown seam binding off, which is from my stash. I added Pearl Dots around the edge of the centre bit.

The doily is from LLC. The charm thingy-ma-jig is by Bo Bunny, cant remember which set it is though. The swirl is of course a Magnolia Doo-Hickey.

The flower is by Prima & the leaves are Magnolia 'Sprawling Ferns', these are my favourite leaf die I have to say, although you've probably noticed lol. The edging is a MS PATP. The metal corner was from LLC ages ago lol. I've not added a sentiment yet, not sure what I will do with it tbh :0/

There is a 15% off across the entire shop over at Bunny Zoes, so go grab a bargain lovelies.

Well thats it from me I have bedrooms & bathrooms to clean...........hopefully will get to my craft room later as I've not done any for a few days :0(

Thank you so much for stopping by, sorry I'm behind again its one of those weeks where time flies by & dont have time to do everything.
Anyhoo's take care & enjoy your day mmwah
Tatty bye xxxxxxxxxxxx