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Friday, 31 October 2014

Happy Halloween

Hello everyone.  Happy Halloween !!!

We are going to visit with some friends tonight to celebrate Halloween - hope you all have fun tonight!

My lad doesn't like to go trick or treating and I got the idea to make a treat bag for him from Nic over at Coops Cluttered Corner blog.  Such a great idea - thank you Nic x

Here it is (sorry, the photo is not brilliant because it is quite large and I found it hard to photo)....


The Zombie boy is from Saturated Canary and the bat is a digi I won from Drawn with Character.  I coloured them both in with pro-markers, then cut them out and mounted them onto the bag.

and here is Brandon enjoying his bag...




Latest Halloween Pics of Brandon & Friends....




Challenges:-

Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes / Spooky
Clear it Out - Use Orange
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Fantasy 
Crafting by Designs - It's Halloween
Craft Your Passion - Trick or Treat Give me Something Good to Eat
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Brads, Buttons or Bows
Glitter n Sparkle - Halloween
Open Minded Crafting Fun - Halloween or Dressing Up
Sweet Stampin' - Anything But a Card
That Craft Place - Halloween
The Crafter's Cafe - Things with Wings 

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day





Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge No. 201 Sponsored by Bugaboo Digi Stamps and Stitch Bear's Digi Outlet

Good Afternoon all.

It's been half term for my lad this week and my whole week is so out of sync lol.  He's not even off for just the week because on Monday it is Inset day, so he doesn't go back to School until next Tuesday.  He's not complaining though lol.  It will take me another week to get back to normal!

Anyhow, there is another great challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty and this week it is a favourite theme ANYTHING GOES.  I love Anything Goes so come along and join in the fun.

Here is my card:-


I got this really cool image from Stitchy Bear Outlet to use.  It's a lovely image to colour in.  I love how they both have matching sunglasses.  I have coloured the image in with my Pro-Markers and the papers are really old.  I purchased this pad when I first started cardmaking aaaggges ago.  It's Papermania for Him 6 x 6.  Everything else is just from my stash.

Our Sponsors:-

Bugaboo Stamps
Store - http://www.bugaboostamps.com/
Blog - http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.ca/
Prize - 7 Digi's of winners choice
and
 Stitchy Bear Stamps
Store - http://stitchybearstamps.com/shop/
Blog - http://www.onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
Prize $10 voucher to use in the online store

Challenges:-

As You Like It Challenge - Cute or Elegant (I've Chosen Cute)
Clear it Out - Use Some Orange
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Sketch Saturday - Sketch




Thanks so much for looking and have a great day.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge No. 200 Sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs and StampArt Design

Good afternoon crafters.

There is another challenge starting today at Penny's Paper-Crafty.  The theme this week is Polka Dots and Pearls.  Please come along and join in the fun.

My card...

Isn't that little snowflake adorable!  This is the image I got to use from StampArt Design and it is called Frosty Friends.

I have coloured it in with pro-markers and used a little glitter on the snowflakes hat.  The papers are a mixture of Magnolia, Papermania and Wild Rose Studio.  The snowflake die is a Magnolia one and everything else is just from my stash.

Our Sponsors:-

Sassy Studio Designs
Przie - 4 digi images of winners choice

and 

StampArt Design

 Prize - 5 Digi images of winners choice


Challenges:-

Christmas Card Challenges - Inspiration Photo
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Use your Imagination
City Crafter - A Piece of Sky
Crafting by Designs - Get Ready for Christmas 
Creative Card Crew - Bows 
Glitter n Sparkle - Use Some Orange

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day 

Monday, 20 October 2014

Love to Scrap Challenge Blog - Challenge No. 40 Sponsored by Lacy Sunshine

Good morning all.

There is another fun challenge over at Love to Scrap Challenge Blog.  The theme this week is Seeing Dots.  Dig out those spotty and dotty papers and come and join the fun.

My contribution...


This adorable image came from Lacy Sunshine and she is called Azore Rainyshine Princess.
I have coloured her in with Pro-Markers and I decided to make another tag.  The papers are Kraft in Colour 12 x 12 by Doodlebug (pink) and Wild Rose Studio 6 x 6 Polka Dots.
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts as is the lace.  Everything else is just from my stash.

Our Sponsors:-

Prize: 2 images of choice to winner
Dr. Digi's House of Stamps

Prize: 3 images of choice to winner 

Lacy Sunshine Stamps

Challenges:-

Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Just Inspirational Challenges - Pink
My Time to Craft - Tag It
Pile it On - Cheerful / Uplifting message
The Crafting Cafe - Think Pink

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day






Friday, 17 October 2014

You're So Special

Good morning everyone.  I've got a poorly kid off School today.  He's been battling a cold all week and it's got the best of him now, so time for him to rest and chill.

I've got a very girly card to share today.....


Told you it was girly lol.  This is an LOTV stamp ive had for ages and is coloured in with Pro-markers.  I added pearls to the bouquet.  I actually didn't plan too but the ink had smudged here, so the pearls are doing a good cover up job lol.  The papers are a mix of Doodlebug and Wild Rose Studio.  The flowers and lace are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Everything else is just from my stash.

Challenges:-

Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
LOTV - Anything Goes
Scribble & Scrap - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl - Lovely Lili Challenge

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge No. 199 Sponsored by Lacy Sunshine

Good Afternoon crafty friends.

Today is another fun filled challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty and the theme this week is a favourite.  It is ANYTHING GOES!!! Yay!  So let your imagination run wild and come and join in.

My card....



I've done a tag for a change lol.

This image is from Lacy Sunshine and is called Victorian Lizabeth.  I have coloured her in with Pro-Markers.  The papers are Echo Park 12 x 12 (orange) and Doodble Bux 6 x 6.  I have used my Papermania cogs dies (which I love) and everything else you see are just scraps from my stash.

Our Sponsor:-

Lacy Sunshine Stamps 
Prize - 3 Digi images of winners choice

Challenges:-

Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz (Autumn)
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Starting with a G (Girl)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Anything but a Card
Love Rubber Stamps - Pretty Woman
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Autumn Colours
The Crafter's Cafe - Use an image with a hat

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Relax..... It's Your Birthday

Good morning all.  Hoping today finds you all well and happy :)

I have another card to share today...


Its Alyssa relaxing from Digi Stamp Boutique.  I have had her for some time now and I have to admit I have gotten plenty of use out of her for girly birthdays.  I have coloured this image in with pro-markers and the papers were freebies from a magazine.  The flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts and the gem and ribbon are from the Works.

Challenges:-

Come and Get It Challenges - Women or Girls having Fun
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafting with Dragonflies - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Digi Stamp Boutique - October Anything Goes Challenge
Fab n Funky - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Loves Rubber Stamps - Pretty Woman
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes
Suzy Bee's Challenge - Anything Goes with a Twist Stripes


Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Arctic Friends

Good morning everyone.

Brrrr - it's a bit chilly this morning and foggy.  I actually do love Autumn weather.  It feels crisp and fresh!

I have a chilly card to share with you.....


Yes it's another Digi Stamp Boutique image.  I caved and treated myself to another Christmas Digi Stamp set called Arctic Fun Set lol.  Who could resist, these cuties are just too adorable.

I've coloured these in with Pro-Markers and my blender pen.  The papers are freebies from a craft magazine (froms some time ago).  The snowflakes are made with a Magnolia Die and that lovely big purple gem and gingham ribbon are from the Works.  Everything else is just from my stash.

Challenges:-

Christmas at Sweet Stampin - October Challenge - Snowflakes
Digi Stamp Boutique - October Customer Challenge
Holly Jolly Christmas - Anything Goes
Love to Create - 2 Dies and Sparkle
Ribbon Girl - Glitz & Dazzle
Sisters Of Craft - October Anything Goes
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - Anything Goes - Twist Stripes

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Friday, 10 October 2014

Winter Friends

Good morning all.

WOW was I tired yesterday.  My Aunts funeral was sad but beautiful on Wednesday.  She had a lovely send off.  That travelling though really wore me down though, but I made it there and back in one piece :)

I have a really fun card to share with you today.  I love this image, such fun to work with.  It is from Bugaboo and it is called Winter friends.


I coloured the scene in with Pro-Markers and the papers are Magnolia 12 x 12s.  I die cut my snowflakes with a Magnolia die.  I stamped the sentiment with a free stamp that I got from a crafting magazine ages ago.
The big gem is from the works and everything else is just from my stash.

Challenges:-

Catch the Bug Challenge - October Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - October - Snowflakes
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round - October Challenge
Crafting by Designs - October Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafting with Dragonflies - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Bingo (Sparkles, Die-Cuts & Blue)
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Love to Create - Dies & Sparkles
The Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes


Thanks so much for looking and have a great day.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge No. 198 Sponsored by Crafty Sentiments & Kenny K

Good morning friends - how are you, good I hope.

This is a scheduled post as sadly I am going to my Aunt's funeral in Liverpool today.  Won't be making it back to Buxton until the evening time.

On a much lighter note though, there is another wonderful challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty.  The theme this week is Polka Dots.  I love using polka dots patterned paper on my designs.  Please come along and join in the fun.

My card.....


My image was very kindly sponsored by Kenny K Downloads and she is called Mermaid.   Isn't she lovely.  I have coloured her in with Pro-Markers and the polka dot papers are from Wild Rose Studio Polka Dots 6 x 6 pad.  It's quite an old pad.  The swirls are die-cut.  The shells are from my holiday in Wales and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Everything else you see is from my stash.

Our Sponsors:-

Kenny K Downloads
Store - www.kennykdownloads.com
Prize - 5 digi images of winners choice

and

Crafty Sentiments

Store - www.craftysentimentsdesigns.co.uk
Prize - 3 Digi images of winners choice
Challenges:-

ABC Challenge - U is for Unique
Crafting by Designs - October Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafting with Dragonflies - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Bingo (Sparkle, Die-Cut, Blue)
Crafty Girls Challenges - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers (Anything Goes)
Fantasy Stampers - Here Comes the Girls
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything with a B (Blue)
Love to Create Challenge - Dies and Sparkle
Scribble & Scrap - Anything Goes


Thanks so much for looking and have a great day.

Monday, 6 October 2014

Love to Scrap Challenge No. 39 Sponsored by Taylored Expressions

Good Morning All,

Over at Love to Scrap Challenge blog we have another wonderful challenge for you to join in.  I would encourage you take part in this one as the theme is Anything Goes - Rubber Stamps Only no Digis.  Now the reason I would encourage you to join in is because it is a chance for you do dig out your neglected rubber stamps and have a little play with them and see what you come up with.  Can't wait to see what you create :0)

Here is my card..



This cool dude was provided by our wonderful sponsor Taylored Expressions and he is called Moka Justin Petite Stamp Set.  Lesley, the owner of Love to Scrap Challenge Blog very kindly sent me my set all the way from America.  How lovely was that.  The set came with the image and the sentiments too!  All in all a brilliant set.

He is coloured in with pro-markers and the papers are Memory Keepers, Travel Lightly 6 x 6 paper pad.  Everything else is just from my stash.

Our Sponsor:-


Prize: Petite stamp set of winner's choice

Taylored Expressions


Challenges:-

ABC Challenge - U is for Unique - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - 3 of the Same Letter (Buttons, Boy, Birthday)
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Spots and Dots
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything with a B (Boy)
Paper Makeup Stamps - Anything Goes
The Crafter's Cafe - Use Punches or Die Cuts (Die Cut Star) 

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Winter Stanley Strikes Again

Good morning all.

I am managing to get a card up today as my lad is playing on the computer so I am on the other computer, keeping him company :)

Im a bit tired today as over the weekend I had a friend and her lad come over for tea.  I cooked Jambalaya for us (including my fella) and just had a nice time catching up, but it wore me out lol.  My friend loved the Jambalaya so much that she took the recipe. 

Anyhow here is my card.....


Its Winter Stanley again from Digi Stamp Boutique.  Love him!  I've coloured him in with Pro-Markers and the papers are from a 6 x 6 pad that I got free from a magazine ages ago.  The flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts.  The die-cut corners are a Whimsy Stamps Corners Die set.  The sentiment is a Cuddly Buddly Christmas stamp set.  Everything else is just from my stash.

Challenges:-

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - October Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Something beginning with P (Present)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Spots and Dots
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything with a B (Bow on the Present)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day


Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge No. 197

Good afternoon all :0)

Are you ready for another fabulous challenge from Penny's Paper-Crafty?  You are?  Great!!  Well let me tell you about this one.... you will need to use at least Three Patterned Papers on your creation!  Most of us do this anyway so please pop along and join in the fun.  This week we have 3 Sponsors, see details below.

My Card....


I got to use this fabulous image from one of our Sponsors Dr Digi House of Stamps.  It is called Lonely This Christmas.  I coloured it in with Pro-Markers.  Now my papers are an assortment of scraps, so apologies no names for them.  Everything else is from my stash.

Our Sponsors:-

Dr Digi 
Prize - 2 digi images of winners choice 
and

Sparkle and sprinkle




Store -  http://sparklensprinkle.com
Blog - http://sparklensprinkle.com/blog/
Prize - 3 digi sets from SNS exclusive stamps

and
Di's Digi Stamps
Store - www.DisDigiStamps.com
prize $12 voucher  
Challenges:-

Completely Christmas - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - October Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Scribble & Scrap - Anything Goes
Sisters of Craft October Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' - Cards for Men (big or little)

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day