My Lovely Friends

Saturday, 4 January 2014

CLOSING DOWN SALE - A Very Sad Farewell

Hello my lovelies how are you all? Those with bad weather I hope you all stay safe & warm, take care.

I'm sorry I havnt been around I've had my gorgeous grandchildren staying, yes had LOTS of snuggles ;0)
Anyway I'm popping on quickly to tell you all about a very sad closing down sale, Teresa at My Crafty Heart is closing her doors.
 It is with great sadness that I am closing down My Crafty Heart.

There will now be a lot of AMAZING SALES to sell my remaining stock over the next few weeks and
I’ll be heavily reducing items regularly (so please check back often, in case you miss something)
in categories at a time beginning with...

50% Off ALL Prima Pads
Please remember if you are outside the UK and wish to purchase more than one pad,
due to the extra weight there will be an extra charge which I will need to invoice for (more details on the site).

50% off ALL Prima Embellishments
50% off ALL Prima Flowers
50% off Tag Pads & Art Journals
50% off Prima Cling stamps
& £3 off ALL Prima Doll stamps

 All discounts are applied at checkout - only while stocks last!

Big Hugs - as always,

Pop on over for some fabulous bargains. 
May we wish Teresa all the very, very best in the year ahead. It was a very hard decision & not one she has made lightly. I know a lot of us will miss her store :0(

Will be back tomorrow with a creation & will be round later to see you all.
Big squishy hugs mmwah

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Crafty Little Fairies DT Card

Good morning my lovelies how are you all? 
I'm here today with my Crafty Little Fairies DT card with our first challenge of 2014 & the challenge this week is..............
............which basically means, 'New Home', 'New Job' 'New Baby'.........ect. Easy peasy isn't it!!
I have used this as the perfect excuse to use one of my gorgeous new LOTV stamps.........yeah like I need an would be rude not to use them right....
Yes I'm talking about the new gorgeous baby stamps...........hubster got me all of them for christmas as well as a load of other crafty goodies.
Like the fabulous new Pion 'Sweet Baby' papers, this one is 'Blue Baby Blanket' & I machine stitched them & distressed the edges with Pumice Stone ink.

On the left side I have used a 'Vintage Pearl Pin' & 'Shabby Pearl Rose Organza' which is oh so pretty.

The 2 large white flowers are 'Kaisercraft' & the others are WOC flowers from LLC.

On the right side we have a 'Shabby Bark Heart' & I've also placed a small 'Baby Dummy' in between the organza roses. The gorgeous lace underneath is also from LLC.

 Dies used are Memory Box for the rolled flowers & Magnolia' Sprawling Ferns'.
Inside is decorated with the opposite side of the same paper used on the front. I also added LLL 'Heart Banner' inside & attached letters spelling 'BOY' with Pion Letter.
Of course the uber gorgeous image is LOTV 'Just Arrived' from the new baby collection, lurve these sooooo much. I coloured him with distress markers. The sentiment is also LOTV 'Vintage Occasion Label' which I also inked with pumice stone around the edge.

Well thats it from me but please pop on over to see my talented teamies creations.

I am slowly catching up, very slowly but I will be round as soon as I can. Its my grandaughters birthday today, I cant believe she is 2 years old, it goes way too quick. So my catching up may be slow today as we are at Ben & Megans later.

Thank you soooooooo much for stopping by it means a lot
Huge hugs to all mmwah

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy New Year with my Top 10 Creations of 2013

Happy New Year everyone, may 2014 bring you lots of love, happiness & friendship, may it bring all your heart desires & more.
We dont really celebrate new years anymore as for years me & hubster were DJ's so we would both be at work on New Years eve til after 2 in the morning. Now we just like to spend it with the kids & see in the New Year with them...........after all its what our year is about, our family!!

Anyway I'm here today with my Top 10 (ok so there are a couple more ssshhh) creations of 2013. I would have posted this earlier but I've been looking after my gorgeous grandson.
Speaking of my grandson as his arrival was the most remarkable thing to happen in 2013 I thought I would start my Top 10 with the card & gift I made for Arjay's arrival.
I made a card with a matching Hot Air Balloon, I truly enjoyed making these so much & was quite pleased with the end result.

The image is of course Saturated Canary - Butterfly Baby & is still my most favourite image that Krista has done & it can be used for so many occasions.

This was an old alarm clock that I re-sprayed & altered & it now sits in my bedroom. I loved making this & loved how it turned out. Will definately be doing more of these in 2014.

This I like because its one fo the first images I coloured when I first got the Tim Holtz distress markers & whilst I still need to practice I was pleased how the this one came out, I also lurve this gorgeous ribbon lol.
Of course those that know me know I lurve Hannah Lynn & this is my favourite this year,  I love the colours on this & love how her hair turned out. 

This is the last xmas card I made using a LOTV image & this one I really enjoyed. A lot of my cards there will be nearly always something I dont like about them, (my confidence on my card making is quite low, much to my family's annoyance) However this card I loved everything on it & was really pleased how it turned out. 

This was a hanging I did using colours I dont normally use together but was really pleased with how it turned out.........its good to step out of your comfort zone.

I lurve vintage & shabby chic & love products from LLC & this one is using a lot of products from there including gorgeous Pion papers.

Now I'm not great at the male cards but this one I actually liked & it was for my son...........which I added 'Son' to later on..........if I make them in advance I cant always say who they are for incase they take a peekskie on here.

This is a birthday that I have made for my grand-daughter, she will be 2 tomorrow & absolutely LOVES music & dancing.........a girl after my own heart ;0) So I thought of this gorgeous image from LOTV. I love the frilliness & foofiness of this & I cant wait to give it to her tomorrow.
This one I lurve the colours, I love browns & the added warmth of the red just adds to it. Of course you cant go wrong with a LOTV image.
This is one of my favourite LOTV stamps, I absolutely adore this stamp & I will use it lots in 2014, as I plan on being prepared this year. Its also in my fave colours blue & brown..........I also love pink & brown & lilacs ;0)
This is a DT card using a Sweet Pea image which I made for Copic Marker Europe at the beginning of 2013 & this one I was really pleased with the end result. This image is gorgeous to colour & I kept the card itself  soft.

Yes ok there are 12 but thats not bad from a whole year lol. I also want to show you this next one. Now I didnt like this card when I made it, I was not pleased how it turned fact it never got sent out & I still have it in my craft room. 
However it has proved one of my most popular christmas, so it seems a lot of you do like it for some reason. I have been complimented on how each of my creations are different & I will carry that on in 2014, making each & every creation unique in its own way & different. I never plan anything on my cards & literally go with the flow.

Well thats it from me I will be back tomorrow with a DT card.
I would just like to say a MAHOOSIVE thankyou for your wonderful comments & your continued support. Without you I wouldnt be here & although I've suffered a lot with my health in 2013 so I'm hoping to bring more to my blog this year with tutorials as well. I have been asked for a few which I will do as soon as I can. 2013 was another eventful year for my family but it made us stronger & no matter what we face we face it together. So 2014 what ever you have in store for us we will face you head on, together & united as always. Love conquers all!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you again my lovelies, take care & keep on smiling ;0)
HUge hugs to all xxxxxxxxxx

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Happy Birthday To My Son Ben

Hello everyone how are you all? I'm soooooooo sorry for been MIA but before xmas was just so hectic I didnt even have time finish cards let alone blog. I hope you all had a wonderful xmas & hope you were all surrounded with lots of love & laughter. I had a house full, well bungalow lol & I got rather spoilt...............actually everyone got spoilt tbh lol. I've done no crafting & just been enjoying time with my family........

Anyway's today is my eldest sons birthday, Happy Birthday Ben. Yep 23 years ago today I was in hospital because my son decided to come very should have been February. So here are the only cards I've made since xmas.
 I also have to say I got the inspiration from Pinterest months ago for these..........
There is no colouring on any of these & no papers at all..........just card & buttons ;0)

My sons nickname is 'Cookie' after Cookie Monster, he even has it in his facebook name lol, so of course I had to make him a Cookie Monster card. This card is from Natalie to her big bro!!

I made the bitten cookie with tan card & dark brown card for the choccy chips.

We all love the Minions from Despicable Me dont we...........well we all do anyway lol. We even took Natalie Smyth's toy store yesterday to get her a talking light up Minion............its so cool & funny lol.

I added 2 teeth to his smile & then attached a tag to them which I added a sentiment to...........

This is off Bens younger brother Jake, the sentiment reads 'You are a Bro in a Minion' & I also added Bens age to his dungarees pocket '0) 
The faux stitching I did with a black Memento pen.

I added buttons to his dungarees & buttons to his eyes. I wanted his eyes to look odd, so one button is smaller than the other & I also scratched the surface of the smaller button, which is what the white is.

I was actually quite pleased with myself for these, especially the Minion one although there are some things I will do different if I make another one. The Cookie card was really easy to do & it only took me an hour, will be quicker next time now I've made one before & know what to use to get the different shapes.

Ben absolutely loved these & they gave him a laugh today so they were well worth time spent on them. I've got more crafting to do as its Paytons birthday in 2 days time & I've got Jakes & Natalie's cards for her to do. 

Right I'm off to do some hopping while my grandkiddies are fast asleep..........if they stay that way lol. Will be round soon or tonight peeps
Thank you soooooo much for stopping by & for all your wonderful comments you all totally rock.
Mmwah loves yas xxxxxxxxxxxx