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Monday, 30 September 2013

Christmas Card for a Sunny Day!

Hello Girls~

Hope I find you all well, and you are enjoying the last bit of nice weather that the end of Summer is offering us, I am!

My friend Angie (or Partner in Crime, as I like to refer to her!) and I are off to the GNPE in Harrogate this coming weekend for a little "Crafty Shopping Therapy".
If you have never been to the show before, and live near enough, you should give it a go, it's a great place and full of lovely crafting goodies, with over 50 stalls all full of Craft Supplies.
You can get all the info on who is there from Craft Work Cards Blog and you don't need to buy a ticket in advance you can just turn up on the day Saturday or Sunday 10-4 price £4.50.
The advantage of the location at the Yorkshire Show Ground is that it is a stones throw from the wonderful "Art from the Heart" shop, it's walking distance from the show, so why not call there too.

So rant over.....Card to show you now!

Today (as I am full on Christmas) it's another Christmas card and one of my favourite images this year (and last) the LOTV Bear and Robin. Ah I do love a Robin, have one in my garden again this year, he's a right fatty too!!
The papers are all from my stash of leftovers and I have added another Christmas Bingo Card as an extra layer. The sentiment is Craftworks cards, and I have used that brilliant Memory Box Hanging Star Die, which I have added some stickles to.

Entering Into:

Crafts 4 Eternity--Anything Goes

Fussy and Fancy--Punches and Dies

2 Sisters--Anything Goes

Totally Gorjuss--Traditional Christmas Colours

Christmas Card Ch--Anything Goes


Friday, 27 September 2013

~Christmas Gift Bag~

Hello Ladies

Can I say a big thank you to you all, your comments are always so lovely, I look forward to reading what you have all got to say. Thank You.

Angie and I have several Fairs coming up so we can sell our "Goodies", so it's full on making things to sell. I know it is only September, but our first sale is early October and people will still be up for buying "Christmas" gifts. I can officially call Christmas Christmas now, feel able to do that, before this week it was far too early in the year not to just call it the "C" word! Lol

So onto todays "Christmas" project.

Today I have one of the little white gift bags to show you.
I have used a Kanban Topper for the focal image. These are quite folk arty and a good size for the bags. The papers are Back to Basics, I love these as they are A4 double ended, one end is Polka Dots, the other Tiny Checks, they work perfectly on the bags with a little ribbon over the join. I am not sure who makes the little Bingo Cards, but the 12x12 paper has about 16 of them on, all different, great to add a layer with. The Holly is from a Woodware Stamp, Sentiment is LOTV and finally I have added a "Joy" charm from my stash.

Bearly Mine--Anything Goes

Crafty Sentiment Designs--Not a Card

Creative Craft Ch--Use a Ribbon

Penny's Paper Ch--2 or more Papers

Totally Gorjuss--Dotty


Sunday, 22 September 2013

"C" Cards coming out of my Ears!!

Hi Girls.

Another "C" card bites the dust, Ye! Every one counts towards the final number doesn't it,
So hopefully more to come!

Today's card sees a LOTV topper, Ah I just love this one.
I like "C" cards in Kraft and Blue, think it suits that time of year perfectly. Last year most of my cards contained some sort of Kraft card. The sentiment is Craftwork Cards, the little pearls are Hobby House, not sure what make my little snowflake punch is, but I have punched two and layered them up and added a touch of stickles.

I have got quite a stash of "C" cards building up, after last year I know not to start late and need tons!
I ended up last year, selling all the cards I had made for ME to give away as I had not made enough to sell, won't fall into that trap again. Up to now I have made 53, not sure if that's good or not!

Entering into:

Creative Card Crew--Christmas

Crafty Calendar--Bears

Charisma--Favourite colour combo (Blue and Kraft)


Saturday, 21 September 2013

Sweet Stampin' Challenge~Glitz & Glamour~

Hi there ladies~

Another Saturday and that means another challenge over at Sweet Stampin', this week it's
"Glamour and Glitz", so out with the bling and come and join in!
Our Sponsors this week are "My Mum's Craft Shop".

I have decided to make a giant "Prima" Tag and Prima Doll Stamp.
Love these Julie Nutting Dolls, they takes me back to childhood, I loved my paper dolls to play dress up with. These doll stamps are just perfect for a spot of PP.

I have chosen a sheet of leftover paper from my stash for the dolls dress (this paper is flocked on the black pattern so thought that would look nice).
I have used some Frantage Embossing just randomly sprinkled around, some text paper that was free in a magazine, Hobby House pearls, a Woodwear flower stamp, a flower punch by SN, and some ribbon from my stash.


Friday, 13 September 2013

Birthday Card for a Teenager~

Hello Ladies~

What a cold day again today, I have actually got my nice warm dressing gown on now while I am crafting, and I think it's heating time again, so I will be popping the fire on in a mo!

It is my Nephew's birthday in a couple of weeks, so to get ahead I have made his card.
I was dreading making it as he is 17 and I just did not know what to choose as an image. I went through my box of stamped images and found this boy playing a guitar. As my Nephew plays guitar in a band I thought it would be the perfect image to choose. Not sure why I coloured the guitar Yellow!!, but somewhere in my brain (a very strange place!!) I think Robbie has a yellow/green guitar, so hopefully he wont think I have gone mad.
Image is coloured with Pro-Markers.
I think this lovely Tartan paper is from my pad of MME, but the music paper is ages old so no idea who makes this. The border punch is a MS, I think this one suits a man/boys card perfectly. The Sentiment is Craftwork Cards. The sweet little laser cut car is by Calico Crafts. Finished with a few Hobby House brown pearls.

Entering into:

Bearly Mine Ch--Fall Colours

Cute Card Thu--Square

Creative Inspiration--Sketch and Anything Goes

Crafty Catz--Men/Boys

Jelly Park--All about the kids

Papertake Weekly--Child's Play

Totally Papercrafts--Birthday Boy


Thursday, 12 September 2013

Prima Doll Tag~

Hi there Girls,
Oh wow it's a tad cold here, last night I even had my fire on for an hour while I was crafting, hard to believe you can go from hot to cold in a short space of time. Ah, Goodbye Summer, see you again soon!!
I have a Prima Doll Tag to show you today.
I made this a while ago, but I forgot to post it. I have used some Bo-Bunny papers, and a Tim Holtz Weathered Clock Die. the Prima Doll's clothes are PP, but not sure what paper I used for this, it was just an off cut. Hair is coloured with Pro-markers.

Entering into:

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

My little boy is 21~

Hi Girls~

What a Weekend.
My Son turned 21 Sunday, so he had a few friend's round on Saturday night.
I will not tell any "Boy" stories of what they got up too, but there were Ping Pong Balls (but no bats! Just plastic cups) and something very strange happened with my Water Butt, but say no more!!
I was even invited to play "said" Ping Pong as I was waiting to go out for a meal with Hubby, but I declined, especially when I saw the cocktail of drinks that were on offer if you were c**p at Ping Pong, and I must admit I would have been better if bats were involved!!!

Sunday the house looked fine (even though there were about 18 lads here), but I was slightly hungover myself when I first got up, so I cleaned up slowly.
My Daughter came back off holiday yesterday too, so it was a full on day with visitors calling and lots of cake eaten. Matthew's girlfriend bought him a fabulous novelty cake in the shape of Matthew's favourite fruit....A great Big Watermelon, it looked fantastic and tasted good too.

So all back to normal today.
This is the card I made for Matt. He hates cards (don't know y) so he would have hated anything with an image on so I went for the 21, I think I got away with it as he said he like it!! Ha Ha.

Entering into:

Polkadoodles--Special Occasions


Saturday, 7 September 2013

Sweet Stampin' ..."Got the Blue's"~

Hello Ladies~

Well it's Saturday and all is well.
It is Challenge Time over at Sweet Stampin' and this week it's "Got the Blue's (Use Lots of Blue!)
So I have a "Blue" project for you, hope you like it.
Our sponsors this week are Cuddly Buddly.

Sorry about the dreadful photo, I do try to make them look ok, but it very rarely works!!

I have started my little gift bag with a white bag I bought from Create and Craft. I have these in brown too, but these little white one's are very useful, especially for a Baby Gift Bag.
The image (I love) and is from Woodware. It is quite a large stamp and is perfect for colouring. I have coloured this one with Pro-Markers.
The round Sentiment is a LOTV. The little "Baby" poem came with this Noah's Ark Stamp. The doily is just a nestie.


Thursday, 5 September 2013

There's Snow People like Snow People ..

Hiya Girls

Another nice day here today. Rumour has it, that that's gunna change, but I don't think we can moan too much, it has been a great Summer weather wise hasn't it?
Must admit I actually like this time of year, the run up to "C", and I don't mind having to dress up with warmer clothes, I am not one for a vest and shorts!!

So onto today's card.
It is another "C" card (getting a nice little stash now) and this time I have used a Sugar Nellie Image.
I adore these little Snow People, so nice to colour too. I have used a mix of Pro-Markers and Copics to colour mine. Not sure who makes this bird and holly papers, could be MME but not sure, it's from my stash, I have also used a nestie shape for the image, a Memory Box stars die, and a Craftwork Cards Sentiment. Finished with a touch of Stickles.

Entering into:

Craft Cardmakers--Snow & Ice

C.R.A.F.T Ch--Christmas

The Sugar Bowl--Anything Goes

The Cutie Pie Ch--Cute Christmas

Debbie X

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Wedding Card with a difference~

Hi Girls~

I know it's been a while since I last blogged, but "Summer" seems to have got in the way.
Hopefully now we are into September things will get back to "Normal"!!

I have a Wedding card to show you today.
A friend asked me to make her a card for a friend's Wedding. Her friends who are both ladies.
I had to have a bit of  a think about what image to use, as I did not want it to feature a man and a woman. In the end I decided on this gorgeous Topper I bought from Hobby House. I liked the two lovely birds on the pearch and I think it works well.

I have used some MME papers from my stash, and a MS heart border punch. The Topper, gems, and flowers are all Hobby House.

A Gem of a Challenge--Use two Papers

Bearly-Mine--Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday--Things with Wings

Creative Card Crew--Things with Wings

Craft Room Challenge--Trees or Leaves

Papertake Weekly--Anything Goes

The Hobby House--Any Topper