My Lovely Friends

Monday, 31 December 2012

My Crafty Heart DT Card - Blowing Hearts

Hello my lovelies how are you all? Well 22 years ago today I was lying in a hospital bed after giving birth prematurely to my son, he wasn't due til Febuary but New years Eve he decided was his time to come. Although he had a struggle to pull through he did & today he is 22 years old, it goes so quickly I remember it like it was yesterday. I'm soooooooooo proud of him, he has grown into a fine young man.

Anyway here I am with My Crafty Heart DT card, a little bit late but here eventually
I've used one of my new Magnolia's from the latest collection, these came christmas & I had packed everything away........I was still excited that hubster had got them for me though :0)

I have added Prima flowers & added stickles to them, a Marianne Tiny flower, a Marianne Leaves.

The lace is from my stash & the heart is from a MS punch. Added a Prima Papillons, I love these they are sooooooo pretty.

This Magnolia is called 'Tilda Blowing Hearts' & she was coloured with copics.
E13, E21, E00, E000, E000, R22, R20 - Skin
E29, E27, E23, E21  - Hair
C2, C0, C00 - Top
R85, R83, R81, RV10 - Dungarees
R29 - Hearts
C5, C3, C2, C0, C00 - Shoes
I've added stickles to the hearts.

Added a Marianne Corner & inked with cant remember lol, also added Melissa Frances Pearls.......The papers are the gorgeous 
Prima 'Romance Novel' & I've inked all the edges. Inside is decorated to compliment the front as always.

Ingredients used..................
Magnolia ' Tilda Blowing Hearts' - Sir Stamp A Lot
Prima 'Romance Novel' - MCH
Prima Flowers - MCH
Melissa Frances Pearls - MCH
Stardust Stickles - MCH
Marianne Corner die - MCH
Marianne Tiny Flower die - MCH
Marianne Leaf die - MCH
Prima Papillon - MCH

Thats all from me I will catch up with you all later when the birthday celebrations are over. My grandaughter has fell asllep in my arms while i've been doing this, wonder if she got bored lol.

Thank you for stopping by & I hope you have a lovely New Years Eve.

Tatty bye my lovelies xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Copic Marker Europe DT Card

Hello everyone hope everyone had a lovely christmas with their loved ones. Ours was fabulous, loved every minute of it & Payton absolutely loved it, she loved opening her pressies & loved seeing what pressies she had.
My blog has been quiet cus I decided to have some time off & enjoy the whole of christmas with my family & not worry about crafting or blogging. I did start some blogging boxing day from my kindle whilst in bed but it was only a bit, I so enjoyed the time off though ;0)

Anyway I thought I would start my first post back with my CME card, this is my 1st card for them & boy am I nervous, my 1st card of 2012 for them & also my last of 2012 lol how weird does that sound lol. Now this card I coloured up before christmas.
The papers I think are older Pink Paislee 12x12, I've had them a couple of years but I love the vintage-ness to them.

This is the inside I added pockets each side, one side to hold a cd (this is not the one I'm sending this is one hubster brought me just before crimbo, I lurve clubbng music) the other side I put tags inside the pocket, one with a sentiment & the other for me to write my message on.

Lace I cant remember where I got it tbh. I've used a Joy Crafts die for the corner & inked it with walnut di.

The tags I cut out using my WOJ tag die. The sentiment is a Penny Black one which is now on special.

I have used one of my older Magnolia's as they have been very neglected, 'Tilda singing carols'.
I have coloured her in copics then added snowtex to look like it was snowing & to add to the vintage look I heat embossed her, cracked it then inked to make it look older.

Added Marianne 'Poinsettia' & 'Holly' to the front & added specks of snowtex.

Colours of copics used...............

Skin - E13, E21, E00, E000, E0000, R22, R20
Hair - E29, E25, E23, E21
Coat - R39, R37, R35 & French Grey prisma for added depth
Boots - C7, C5, C3, C1

Well thats it for me I will be back tomorrow with my MCH DT card, which has a new stamp on that hubster got me for christmas. 
I will be round to see you all as soon as humanly possible lol. Thank you so much for stopping by it means the world to me.
Tatty bye mmwah, take care my lovelies xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Happy Boxing Day

Hello everyone...........I wont shout too loud incase some of you are maybe hung-over or have bad heads from all the festivities ;0) Me & my family dont drink.........well we are mad & stupid anyway.......imagine if we drank!!! Wow I dont think the world could cope with that lol.

Ok so my card for you today I made for a friend, I brought the image as soon as I saw it released as I knew this image had to be used for her. However I was soooooooo nervous about it colouring it in, I've never coloured one of these before........... turned out not too bad for a first go though ;0)  I have used 'Lhasa Apso With Santa Hat' by Mo Manning.

Papers are scraps from 12x12, I think they are Paislee christmas ones.

I coloured these cute doggy in copics & a tiny bit of prisma pencil in area's. I've also added glitter to his hat.

Ribbon, lace & doily are from my stash. I've added 'Holly' & flowers from WOC, I've stickled the flowers.for some bling, well this lady lurves her bling ;0) 

Added a Joy Crafts corner & inked it with.......would you believe I cant remember what I inked the corner with.....oops! I'ved used spellbinders die for the matting behind the image.

Well I hope you are all still having a joyous time with your families we certainly are. Will be round as soon as I can my lovelies, please dont feel as though you need to comment peeps, seriously families are much more important this time of year........well all of the time but this time of year even more I mean lol.

We are at my sons all day today but I will get come round to visit you all tonight :0)

Mmwah big squishy hugs, loves & kisses to you all xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Monday, 24 December 2012

Happy Christmas Eve

Hello all my lovelies how are you all? Happy Christmas Eve to you all.
I am getting so excited although rushed off my wee feet as no doubt everyone of you is. We always have a mini buffet for tea on christmas eve & then have family time watching christmas movies, we've done this since the kids were born, its tradition. So I have the day to get cleaned & then do a load of cooking. I also do a buffet for christmas day, a bigger one as well as christmas dinner & of course I have family coming for dinner so I have quite a few to cook for, so as you can imagine lots of cooking & preparing today ;0)

Anyway I wanted to come on to wish you all a very Merry Christmas as I'm going to spend the next few days with my family & just enjoy the moments that come. I already have my music playing loudly & I was dancing around the kitchen like an idiot lol.
My craft stuff is packed away, my cupboard is shut up & locked............I do have a couple of scheduled posts for cards I made a week ago, 1 more than that lol, I wont be around in blogland though. I will however try my very best to get round to each of you today at some point today to wish you all a merry christmas individually.
However if I dont I have something for you below ;0)

                                   The Happy Christmas Song - click on the link ;0)

i would like to thank you all for your continued support & your lovely comments & all the inspiration you all give me on a daily basis, its because of all of you why I carry on crafting & why I enjoy it.

I really hope you are all surrounded by love & laughter at christmas & hope you all have a magical time.
mmwah love you all xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Saturday, 22 December 2012

A Gift Box

Hello everyone how are you all? Well its our last weekend before santie comes.........are you getting excited? I am soooooo excited, you would think I was 5 years old lol.
Today I have something that my youngest son asked me to make for his girlfriend Nikita. Its a giftbox to put his present in. He's brought a beautiful gold & diamond necklace bless him, he's a good saver, he just gets his £20 pound a week pocket money & £5 goes towards his contract phone, I pay the rest as the Iphones are dearer.

Anyways here is what I made............sorry about pics, 1 of my daylight bulbs blew & only found out I had spares after Nikita had gone home last night, with her present, so cant take anymore pics :0(
I have used 2 Magnolia stamps as Jake didnt want it to be christmassy so she could have it as a keepsake all year round.
I have used 'Tilda With Cozy Heart' 'I Love You' both from the Sweet Crazy Love collection 2012.

This is the inside, this is just a giftbox I had in my drawer, its a pink one thats gone into it.
The link for this fab tutorial is HERE. The only thing I did different was instead of using one piece of paper, I used 2 papers & a layer of card in between as I wanted a stronger feel to it. 

Jake chose the sentiment to go in the bottom of the box part which I put onto a doily. The images were coloured with copics. I also thought I would show you a pic of the necklace he has brought her, its so beautiful. Not sure if she will be wearing it to school though when they go back lol.

All the flowers are from WOC. Lace & ribbon are from my stash. I also added a Pearl Heart in the centre of the 'O' & a Scalloped Pearl in the top corner.

The papers are Magnolia 'White Lace' Lazy Summer Days collection & 'Angel Love' Once Upon A Time collection, sorry cant find the link for this one, I've had this for a long time.
I also added some gorgeous 'Organza Rose' Trim along the bottom &some 'Cheese Cloth' behind the image. I also used a Magnolia 'So Wrapped Lovely' tag inside. The heart was cut from a Marianne die & I used a Joy Crafts die for the spine.

Well thats it I'm off to carry on catching up with you all before I go the hospital. So if I dont get round to you this morning I will be round tonight my lovelies.

Thank you for stopping by & thank you for all your support & lovely comments.
Take care & hope you have a lovely weekend mmwah xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Challenges I'm Entering.................
Marvelous Magnolia Challenge - Use 2 or More Magnolia Stamps
Simply Magnolia - Gift Box
Live & Love Crafts Challenge - Anything But A Card

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Saturated Canary Challenge DT Card

Hello my lovelies how are you all? Well I'm hoping Mr Blogger has done his job & published this on time as I'm at the hospital seeing a specialist......urgh. At another hospital on saturday for another darn camera......but compared to what Connecticut have gone through I am darn thankful for all that I do have......

Anyhoo's its time for another new challenge over at Saturated Canary & this time it was the lovely Rebecca's turn to choose a theme & she chose a beautiful picture as inspiration, so pop on over to see the lush piccy.

I decided to go for the colours & make a none christmas card, well even though I'm enjoying them you all might not be.
I have soooooooo many of Krista's images printed & when I when I went to my drawer I pulled this one out this one it was ;0) Although I have to be honest the card looks better IRL.

I went with a teal & turquoise colour, although for some reason this seam binding is not coming out true to colour, it is actually called Glamour Peacock & its from my stash.

The image is 'Princess Rose Red' & of course she is a digi by the fabby Krista. She is coloured with Copics & her dress is colours with the BG copics.

Have you seen the gorgeous 'Pearl Center' on the bow, OMG are these soooooooo gorgeous, I need lots of these!!!!!!!!!!!

The black pearlys thingies I have no idea where I got them I've had them for so long. I added a Doo-Hickey 'Swirl' & some Prima flowers & a 'Metal Corner' The gems are from my stash.
I made the card with Teal A4 card & matted the paper onto Black card.

Ingredients Used...........
'Princess Rose Red' digi image - Saturated Canary
Websters 'Hollywood Vogue' papers
Glamour Peacock Seam Binding
Metal Corner - Live & Love Crafts
Doo-Hickey 'Swirl' die - Bunny Zoes
'Pearl Center' - Live & Love Crafts
Prima 'Serenade Turquoise' flower - My Crafty Heart
Prima 'Miss Godiva-Mermaid' flowers - My Crafty Heart

I am way behind on commenting but I will catch up with you all tonight when I'm back from the hospital. Thank you soooooo much for stopping by & for all your lovely comments I do appreciate each & every one..........even more this time of year when everyone is so busy.
Take care my lovelies, tatty bye xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Crafts & Me DT Card - Christmas Bumper Challenge

Hello my lovelies how are you?
I'm so sorry I am running extremely late, I shall not bore you with details, I will just get on my lovelies!!
Today sees a brand new challenge over at Crafts & Me & this one is the Christmas Special, so as alwyas we have our bumper challnege for you. It basically means this challenge last for 4 weeks with lots of yummy prizes. The theme over there for this next 4 weeks is simple..............
Now I think we can all manage that at the moment, just basically anything to do with winter :0)
This card I have made for Craig's eldest brother & sister-in-law who live down Stoke, hope they like it. I have gone with my favourite colours.

I also went some gorgeous papers 'Victorian Angels' & inked all the edges. Added Marianne design 'Christmas Tree'

The image is a rubber stamp that was released last winter & its called 'Catching Snowflakes' by Zindy Nielsen.........I lurve her stamps. She was of course coloured with my beloved Copics. I also added 'Stardust Stickles' to her fur & to bits of the snow on the ground.

Added 'Holly Leaves', 'Golden Berries', 'Roses'. I also made a double bow out of some gorgeous 
'Seam Binding' in Storm Cloud. Sandy sent me these with an order which was sooooo nice of her, she dies it herself & believe me it really is LUSH!!! I also cut off a bit of 'Cream' Rose Trim & then added an antique 'Bronze Charm'.

The lace is from my stash, I cant remember where I brought this, wish I could as its gorgeous!! Added a 'Copper Metal Corner' & a Whimsy Sentiment. Lots of things got a dosing of Stickles.

Click on highlighted words to take you to items used.

Hope you will come & join us for our Christmas Bumper Challenge, pop along here to see my uber talented teamies creations.

Thank you for stopping by I will be round to you all ASAP, I am really running behind with things at the mo. Normal service will resume very soon though lol ;0)

Challenges I'm Entering ...........
Simon Says Stamp - Merry Christmas
Penny's Challenges - Merry Christmas

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Papertake Weekly GDT Card

Hello my lovelies how are you all?
I'm here with another GDT card for Papertake Weekly & this week the yummy theme is..........
PICK OF THE YEAR - Penultimate Week........... you pick any challenge that has been your favourite over this last year.
For my challenge I went with 
This is also a card I made for a special blogging friend who deserves some love this christmas.
My 3-2-1 is, 3 Bells, 2 Papers & 1 Snowflake........oh & lots of foofiness ;0)
I also went with non-traditional colours on this & my favourite Tilda.

I have added 'Frilled Cotton Lace', love this stuff, its sooooooo pretty!! Also added my fave

Joy Crafts 'Fleur De Lys' corner die, Silver Jingle bells from my stash & a bow made from 'Cheese cloth' I also added a small cabochon, Magnolia Leaves, Pearl String & all the flowers are from WOC.

The gorgeous papers are the 'Angel On Clouds' & 'Stars & Sparkles' & I've inked the edges.

Image of course is 'Tilda With 2 Little Gifts' this is one of my favourite Tilda's, I have to say I love this collection :0) She was of course coloured with copics. I fussy cut her out & placed her a 'Clock' die.
I added more 'Cheese Cloth' under the image.

Of course inside is decorated & I've added Petra's Large Oval. I've 'Stickled' all the flowers for some sparkles. I've heat embossed a wooden snowflake with Shabby Chic Pink embossing powder.

Ingredients used................
Magnolia 'Tilda With 2 Little Gifts' - Crafts U Love
Magnolia Doo-Hickey 'Swirl & Leaf' - Bunny Zoes
Cheese Cloth - Live & Love Crafts
Marianne Design 'Clock' die
Fabscraps 'Stars & Sparkle' dp - Live & Love Crafts
Landstoken 'Angels On Cloud' dp - Live & Love Crafts
Marianne Design 'Large Petra Oval' die
Stardust Stickles - My Crafty Heart
White Pearl String - Live & Love Crafts
Frilled Cotton Lace - Live & Love Crafts
Butterfly Cabochon
Wooden Snowflake
Silver Bells & Glitter Pearls

Pop on over to the challenge blog & check out the DT's & the GDT's awesome creations & leave them some love ;0)

Well I'm having a day at the kitchen table & doing a load of wrapping, it would be nice if I can get half done today although I doubt it............maybe quarter.
Will be round to see you all laters my lovelies, thank you for your lovely comments & for all your support.
Tatty bye mmwah xxxxxxxxxxxx

Challenges I'm Entering...........
Magnolia Down Under - Christmas
Bunny Zoes Crafts - Celebration
Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge - Christmas Friendship

Monday, 17 December 2012

Vintage Christmas

Hello everyone how are you? Well this is the last week our kiddies are at school, so anymore sneaking around you have to do, nows your perfect time peeps.
I have another christmas card for you I'm sooooooo enjoying making these this year I really am. This is a Vintage style one with NO colouring again............think I'm ill ;0)
Paper is Maja 'Snowflakes' which is soooooo gorgeous.

Added Marianne 'Poinsettia' with added Pearl to the centre, Marianne 'Holly Leaves' & Marianne 'Anja Corner' & I've added Snowtex.

The vintage cabochon I made myself. I used 2 Tim Holtz tickets & rolled them to make scrolls & added 2 bells which I covered with snowtex. Stamped a sentiment onto a large Tim Holtz ticket & cut out using the die.

The image is from Pion 'Fairytale Of Winter' & I stickled Snowtex onto the snow at the bottom.

I added a bow with with Beige Coquette seam binding & a pearl to the centre. I added some gorgeous 
Pearl String behind the poinsettia. I attached some pretty 'Tulle Pleat Trim' up the side.

This is for my step-mother off Natalie & Jake I just need to find my 'Nan' stamp first lol.
Thank you sooooooo much for all your lovely comments you are all so darn awesome mmwah.
Tatty bye lovelies, take care xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Tulle Trim, Maja paper, Pion Photo & Pearl String - From Live & Love Crafts
Marianne Corner & Marianne Holly dies - from My Crafty Heart
Pearl centres - From WOC