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Saturday, 13 August 2011

CES Challenges DT Card..............

Good morning everyone how are you all?
Well its a new challenge over at CES Challenges this week & the lovely Julie has set the theme.
We want to see papers from 2 different manufacturers on your creations.........mix & match.....

I have mixed Fancy Pants 'Its The Little Things' which is the bottom layer & Bo Bunny 'Gabrielle' which let me tell you these 2 pads go gorgeously together & I will be mixing these some
I matted it all on kraft card & edged it with Vintage Photo distress ink.

I used an MS punch for the edge of the top 2 layers of kraft card. The ticket sentiment is from my Whimsy stamps & cut it out using the Whimsy ticket die all of which I got from Bunny Zoe's. I also added a Tim Holtz paper clip to it.

The flower I made with lace & attached a brass button to the centre after stitching the flower to create the ripples, if you know what I mean lol..........both of these are from my stash.

Tim Holtz charm & I attached it using some jump rings from my jewellery making stash & then finished it off with another brass button to match the flower in the opposite corner..........

The gorgeous image is 'Deevonne' by Hannah Lynn & she is a digi image exclusive to Crafts & Me. I coloured her a when I came out of hospital the last time but have only just finally put her on a card.
Sorry I cant remember the colours I used.

The 6x6 scalloped card base & the papers & card candy are all from Crafty Emma's Store.

Please pop on over to see my fabulous teamies creations & leave them some love cus they really do deserve it, they make fantastic things.
We hope you can join us this week & look forward to seeing you all.

Thank you for stopping by I really appreciate it.
Squishy hugs to all xoxoxoxox
Challenges I'm Entering.................

Friday, 12 August 2011

Sweet Pea Stampers DT Card.............Blue Crush

Good morning my lovelies I'm a tad late this morn cus I've been the hospital for my pre-assessment for my operation next month. I have other problems going on in my stomach which include bowel problems & without going into detail my op should be key-hole but cus of these other probs it may make it difficult so it may end up in opening me up.....yuk!!! Anyway as long as they get rid of the some of the pain they can do what they want to be honest lol.
Anyway onto the job in my ickle hand.......Sweet Pea Stampers challenge, yes we are WEEKLY!!
This week our theme is........BLUE CRUSH...... yep its just gotta be blue........
I loved this challenge cus I'm really loving blue on cards at the mo & I got to ink another un-inked Sweet Pea stamp.........yayyyyaaayyyyy lol.

I got my large dies out & created a shaped card through my Grand Caliber.....should really use this more!!
The paper I used is Prima 'Madeline' A4 size which I got from Bunny Zoe's, I went back & got the 6x6 pad as well lol.

Yes Bunny Zoe's has an Easel Challenge on so as its my fave style of card.........taaaa daaaaaa lol.

The middle 3 flowers are from Crafty Emma's Store & the smaller ones are from my stash.

This is the bottom & the inside has also being decorated. The sentiment is from LOTV & I cut it out using a Magnolia tag die. All paper has been edged with white acrylic & the sentiment has as well.  

The image is 'Arden' by Nikki Burnette which you can get from Sweet Pea Stamps or Crafts & Me if you are in the UK. The crystal angel I made myself, its been ages since I've made some of these.
She is of course coloured with copics & I added glamour dust to her wings & parts of her clothes.
Colours used.........
YR0000 YR000 E00 E21 R20
C000 C00 C1
B0000 B000 B00 B12.

I followed a sketch for the bottom & the top. Across the middle I punched the edge of blue card using a MS punch & then lay tulle over it & then a strip of lace as well. I made 2 bows from the tulle, 1 for the angel to hang from & the other to attach to the sentiment. The blue crystal brads in the centre are from Crafts & Me. Gems are from my stash.

Well thats it for me I'm gonna do some hopping. Please pop over to see my fab teamies tho as they have made stunners!!!
See you all soon & thank you for popping by & also a big thank you for your comments on yesterdays post............Elaine sweetie usually the 2nd time we go anywhere is to appologise lol. No just kidding, we just believe in having fun & enjoying the moment & as many as we can.........thats what life is about!!!

Challenges I'm Entering..........

Tatty bye & big squishy hugs to all mmwah xoxoxoxo

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Chillingham Castle...........

Good morning my lovelies how are you all? I've not got a card for you today but I thought I would share some piccy's with you. A few days ago we went out for the day to Chillingham Castle in Northumberland UK, we are really lucky up here as we do have quite a few beautiful castles.
Click on piccies to enlarge.

This is the front of the castle in the pic is Ben with his arms around Megan & me....I had been twirling Craig's walking stick around & dropped it.........oops lol... Yes I'm silly even outdoors lol.

A better pic of the front, this is the baby of the family, my youngest JakeBob aka Jake.....we tend to call him JakeBob a lot as when he was younger he loved SpongeBob so he became JakeBob lol...... 

Yep thats me asking for directions.......very ignorant tho, he just ignored rude!!!
I kinda giggled when I saw this pic as my pony tail looks like the horses tail he hee.....

Yes we found the torture room!! This is Ben, my eldest next to the stretching rack.....this is not a nice room you can just see the edge of a chair next to Ben.....well you dont want to park your bum on that as it is a seat of nails......not nice!!!

This is the dining room...... Megan has nice bump now.....we find out the sex next week....will bubs be an Arjay or a Payton-lea (pronounced Lee).

These horses are dangerous dont be fooled!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
In that little door way there was a dolls house & a few prams & Well I had been in to have a lookskie & on my way out the boys were telling me about the large picture frame around the doorway so I turned to look. However when I turned back I hadnt realised I had stepped back so when I turned around I smashed my head hard into the horses head............OUCH!!!! It was so funny tho Megan nearly wet herself......actually so did I lol.

LOL only in his dreams lol.........yes I'm afraid we are all silly, nearly all the time as well, we are always laughing but its better to laugh than to cry......

This is the view from the roof onto part of the garden.

All of us sitting by the water feature thingy in part of the garden. Craig is taking the piccy, Natalie was at respite that day......we cant go looking at castles as they were not built back then wheelchair friendly.

Craig saw these outside so had to try them for size lol.........the dafty tho hit his head first with the antler & actually cut his head, it bled a canny bit!!

Yes I got the camera bag while Craig got the camera lol...........psst come come closer I have a secret to share........are you ready???
DO NOT go to this castle in high heeled knee high boots.....its not built with them in mind my blooming feet were killing at this point & we hadnt walked all round the gardens yet lol. Still managed to smile tho lol.

My boys & Megan at the back of the castle.........hard believe Jake is only 15, he is the tallest of all of us. Think he was maybe put on the stretching rack when he was younger lol.

My baby on the cannon....not sure if he's sitting on it or waiting to be fired from it lol.

Well if you are still after ALLLLLL these piccies then get yourself a cuppa & some choccy bickies cus you deserve them lol. We had a good day & we had a laugh altho it should come with health warning lol.
List of warnings........
Watch out for the horses.......or watch your head lol.
Watch out for putting on antlers.
Watch out for low door ways when coming from dungeon......I forgot & hit my head......AGAIN.
Watch out for low hedges outside.....yes I fell in one........pmsl........we certainly had a laugh or 2 lol.
We had a McDonalds on the way home tho cus we were starving by the time we got around this place..........its MAHOOSIVE!!!

Thanks for popping by & soz for the long post lol.
Squishy hugs xoxoxoxo

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

I'm Back with 2.....yes 2 cards!!!

Good afternoon my lovelies how are you all? Well I'm back from our little break.......which turned out to be very little as Natalie ended up unsettled & Monday morning we had to cut our hol short & go pick her up. When she was home she then had an epileptic seizure so it was actually a good thing we picked her cus of her been unwell I've not been on the internet. This morning however I have managed to make 2 cards which is sooooo unlike me, normally I never get time to make 2 in one day but images were coloured already & one card is a shimple one for a man lol...... Anyway I better get on as I have Natalie's bedding to dry, she loves to give me lots of washing lol.
The 2 cards are Pollycraft ones.......1 is for the Pollycraft challenge & last weeks card got me in the Top 3, woooooooo hooooooooooo thanks ladies soooooo much mmwah.

This is Sonney Honeycloud 'My Way' & I did it myyyyyyyyyyy cropping her before printing so I could just have her heed lol....isn't she fab!!!
PollyCrafts challenge is set by preggy-anna Emma lol & its 'Recycle'....well I couldnt decide so I added 2 recycling

My first bit is of an old curtain, its the binding bit around the edge, I stamped it with a wood backed stamp off my shelf. Wording was stamped with Walnut distress ink.....I also stuck 2 Tim Holtz safety pins either end.

My next bit of recycle I have to thank my hubby for as I mentioned the challenge to him & he took apart his old watch as he hadn't worn it for years & it wasnt working properley lol. So I cut a flower out of a cork sheet & then stuck the watch face in the middle & then added a pretty brad to the centre & some stickles to the flower but you cant see the sparkle much.........I loves my hubster ya know.....he hee...
Paper used is Bo Bunny 'Timepiece'
Challenge I'm Entering little ickle one......

My next card is this little dude.....can you call a robot dude......'Robo-Dude' lol. He is from the Critters & Cogs range & is called 'Made With Love'......isnt he metal-lishious.....

This is a wooden heart which I inked with Red Brick distress ink & then heat embossed with UTEE a couple of times.....oh & threaded bakers twine through it. Sentiment was done on my new Dymo thingy-Ma-Bob which hubby saw in a shop & thought I could make use of was a fab surprise I'm VERY easily pleased lol.

This is the EXTREMELY simples one for me which as you know is really hard but Cards For Men have a simples thought this dude would be perfect for this challenge.

Challenge I'm Entering this in.....

Thank you soooooooo much for all the fabulous comments I sooooo appreciate it from the bottom of my heart I will be round to visit you all later....I've mished ya al!!
Lotsa huggles to all of you xoxoxoxo

Monday, 8 August 2011

Crafts & Me Show Samples.....................

Good morning peeps I sure hope these scheduled posts are working & Mr Blogger is being a good boy. I am currently still away with my family on holiday & hopefully having a fab chillaxing time.
Today I thought I would show you 2 more samples I made for Teresa for the Stamparama show this month. So again they are only 51/4 inch square & very flaT with little I'm on the very edge now lol.
First up we have 'Adrianna' by Hannah Lynn exclusive of course to Crafts & Me.
She is of course coloured with Copics & I heat embossed the nestie she is on with UTEE. Paper is Nitwits & everything else is from my stash.

Next up we have my favourite stamp know the one.....

Yes of course its 'Genevieve' by Hannah Lynn my ultimate favourite artist. I've also embossed the image a few times with UTEE. Have you noticed I forgot to colour her lips.....ooops my bad lol. I love her hair this colour it suits her I think.
The clock is an image I got quite a while ago but cant remember where, I'm thinking its a digi image. I coloured it then heat embossed it a few times & then cracked it to give an aged appearence. I thought it went well with the steampunk image.

The papers are Bo Bunny 'Timepiece' & I soooo love this pad its perfect for vintage & steampunk.
The 'Jute' I got ages ago from Bunny Zoe's, I always forget I have this stuff lol.

Well again thats it from me, I will see you all on wednesday, you get a break from my scheduled posts tomorrow lol.........I ran out of mojo or time.........maybe both actually lol.

Do check out all the stamps & digi images at Crafts & Me......mind your basket tho it tends to get full lol.

Tatty bye my lovelies, thank you as always for stopping by I soooo appreciate it.
MMWAH xoxoxox

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Kenny K Krafty Girlz Challenges...............

Well good morning my lovelies this is another scheduled post, hopefully right about now I'm maybe just about start cooking brekkie.........well you have to have bacon & eggs etc when you are on your hols...........its the LAW!!!!!!!!!!! lol.
Well its sunday & you know what that means dont you...........yessssssssssssss

Our yummy sponsors this week are the fabulous Whimsy Stamps with a $15 gift certificate.
All Kenny K images can of course be brought here.

Our new challenge this week is SUMMER FUN.  As long as its bright & cheerful & happy tra-la-la then come & play with the KKKGirlz........... 
I've combined 2 fabbylicious images for my card..........& tried some new colouring......biting fingers!!!

Not many embellies again.........I'm getting good at this me I will be making up for it when I come home off my hols..........serious withdrawal here!!!!!!!!!

I tried to keep it pretty simple so the image would be the centre of attention.....well she deserves it dont you think?? I used Bo Bunny 'Ad Lib' papers which are fabulous for striking colours & I stuck a Aqua Blue Mulberry Daisy on.

The Kenny K image is 'Showgirl' available from Kenny K I rotated so she would be lying down.......chillaxing on the sand getting a nice glow.... she kinda looks like someone off a Special K breakfast cereal advert lol. I merged her with a fabby image from another of my fave digi shops.......I really need to get my images coloured from here as I have soooooo many lol. This is of course 'The Beach' digi image from Make It Crafty. First time I've coloured sea & sand....not quite sure what I think, the sea is ok but not sure about the sand????
Image is of course coloured with Copics. I've given my Promarkers to hubby for fishing, they colour the lines etc to blend in with the background lol. I just dont enjoy using them anymore, I prefer Copics!!

Postage stamp at the bottom is from Whimsy which I got from Bunny Zoe's. Cloud sticker, seagulls & lobster button are from my stash.

Well thats it from me but please pop on over to see my fab DT teamies creations......gorgeous!!!
Look forward to seeing your Summer Fun projects.

Tatty bye peeps hope you are having a fabulous weekend, Thank you for stopping by my lovelies.
Huge squishy hugs xoxoxox