Thursday, 27 September 2012

MAWTT - 'Seeing Red'

Morning... hope you are all well this Thursday morning and Big Hugs to those who are not ... We have a new Challenge over at ...

Moving Along With The Times

... and this week it is the lovely Laurie who is hosting and she has chosen the fab theme of....

'Seeing Red'

So we want to see your creations using Red... it doesn't have to be a card... as long as we can see that you have followed the red theme... 

We are sponsored this week by The Crafty Pad who gave us this sweet image and some gorgeous sentiments to use...

This little chappie is called 'Christmas Ted Posting Letter' and the Sentiment is from a set called 'Christmas Sentiment Tickets'....

With not feeling well... I've gone for a CAS card this week... I cut a strip of the bottom of Kraft Card Blank and used it as centre panel... the scrummy paper is from My Mind's Eye - 'Winter Wonderland' pad. I've used some wavy scissors to go down the sides and on the bottom of the panel to create a bit of texture... don't know why but this card was a real pain to photograph... and I'm still not happy with these photos... but I've taken so many and I'm really sick of tweaking them... so they will have to be ok LOL... 

I've coloured this cute little ted with Promarkers and added some extra snowflakes with Viva Pearl 'White' Pen. Also added Star Dust Stickles for some snow and Christmassy Sparkle...  

Hope you can hop on over to MAWTT for more details of the Challenge and to see my Teamies gorgeous creations... and can't wait to see all your fab entries! 

I would like to enter the following Challenges:-

Allsorts - Challenge 173 - 'Inspired by a Song' ends 28th September 2012
(Thistlehair the Christmas Bear by Alabama)
The Crafty Pad - Challenge 189 - 'Inspired by a Song' ends 29th September 2012
(Thistlehair the Christmas Bear by Alabama)
Less is More - Challenge 86 - 'Take 3 Challenges' ends 29th September 2012
Week 9 (April 2nd) A Touch of Red
Week 45 (Dec 10th) Let it Snow
Week 80 (Aug 11th) Fur or Feathers
Creative Craft Challenges2 - Anything Goes ends 1st October 2012
Simon Says  - 'Anything Goes' ends 2nd October 2012

Ooh Blogger is being a right pain for this post... what I type in Draft is not coming out correct in preview... it's changing the size of font and leaving gaps... I've had to type one paragraph in Largest Font for it to come out at normal size!! Arrggh... it drives me nutty... LOL

Did you see the first episode of The Paradise?  I really enjoyed it - but wasn't too keen on Parade's End  ... Benedict Cucumberpatch just isn't my cup of tea!!  Loving Downton but I'm SO jealous of Mary! LOL - can't wait for the next episode - also thought WDYTYA was fascinating with Bill Roache - and roll on Strictly too - ah I'm in TV Heaven... !!!

Thanks for all your lovely comments... I really do appreciate you taking the time out to visit! Winking smile
Love and Hugs

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Snow Angel

Not a typical Christmas card I know... but I love how this came out... the lovely lady is from Crafts and Me and is called 'Snow Angel' by Jasmine Becket-Griffith. It was one of those stamps that I just had to have!! I've used the scrummy 'Rosarian' paper by Prima.... available from My Crafty Heart.... I think I'm going to have to get another of this pad... I love it so much!! 

The gorgeous Prima flowers are also from MCH.... Miss Godivas 'Marshmallow'. The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley... Christmas Grungy Messages... they are so scrummy!! Jingle bells and twine are from stash....

I had trouble photographing this... need to get my light box out now that the nights are drawing in... but hope you can see the glitter on the lovely Memory Box 'Frostyville' Border in the above photo.... it looks lovely and twinkly in real life! 

I've coloured her with Promarkers and added Red Stickles to necklace and top of her dress... I've also used a Cuttlebug Snowflake Embossing Folder... as she is a Snow Angel ... I thought I would give her a Snowstorm!! The image is mounted on Nestie...

I'd like to enter my card into the following Challenges:-

Craft your Passion  - Challenge 128 - 'Bingo' ends 23rd September 2012
(Emboss, Pink, Flowers)
Scrap Creations - 'Embossing' ends 24th September 2012
Creative Inspirations - Challenge 181 - 'Christmas in September' ends 25th September 2012
Fab'n Funky - Challenge 139 - 'Things with Wings' ends 25th Sept 2012
Simon Says - 'Emboss It Heat/Dry' ends 25th September 2012
Charisma Cardz - Challenge 37 - 'Things with Wings' ends 26th September 2012
Paper Crafting Journey - 'My Sentiment Exactly' ends 26th September 2012
Creative Craft Challenges2 - 'Anything Goes' ends 1st October 2012

Thank you so much for your tips to fix my printer. I was going to try re-installing the software or driver but it just started working fine the next day ... I honestly think it just has moods!! LOL
I am having a relaxing weekend as my chest is really bad again... on my third lot of antibiotics this month... I really hope this clears it... getting so fed up with it now... ok... off to read some more of my book Winter of the World... it's fab!!
Hope you all have a lovely weekend... the weather has brightened up here - so hope it is for you too! Smile
Love and Hugs

Thursday, 20 September 2012

MAWTT - 'Girly Girly Prim and Proper'

Good Morning! Hope you are all well and Big Hugs to those who are not ... it's time for a brand new challenge over at

and this week the lovely Judith is our hostess and she has chosen the fab theme of 

'Girly Girly but Prim and Proper'

so we want to see lots of girly creations but with the emphasis on 'prim and proper' remember it doesn't have to be a card as long as you follow the theme.... can't wait to see all your gorgeous entries Winking smile

I've chosen an image from Crafts and Me called 'Heart in my Hand Melody' and she really does look prim and proper... but isn't she a sweetie! The gorgeous paper is V & A Hanoverian Stack that my daughter bought a couple of years ago... it's so scrummy that I tend to just take it out and stroke it... LOL but thought the paper was perfect for this challenge and to go with the lovely Melody!! 

The gorgeous Lace and Carnations are from Wild Orchid Crafts....the Handbag Charm and MeiFlower Pearls and little Gems on sentiment are from My Crafty Heart... Sentiment was freebie with magazine... 

I've coloured Melody with Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Grey Pencil... I've dusted the background with Memento 'Sahara' Ink....

We are sponsored this week by the wonderful Bunny Zoe Crafts.... 

For more details of the challenge and to see my Teamies gorgeous creations this week... hop on over to our MAWTT Blog !!

Hope you can join us for this girly challenge! 

I would like to enter the following challenges:-

Wild Orchid Crafts - Challenge 59 - 'Autumn Colours' ends 30th September
Bearly-Mine - Challenge 53 - 'Fall Colours' ends 24th September 2012 
SweetStamps - Challenge 83 - "Shades of Autumn" ends 24th September 2012 

Blogger and the internet have driven me mad this week... and my printer has been playing up big time too... it keeps saying that it has a 'broken pipe' ??? what the heck is that all about... then it works normally for a while... and then yesterday it took 30 minutes to print out a page of digi images... then just as it got to the end it spat it out and ruined them! I was not a happy bunny! Sad smile LOL
Ah well... not long until the weekend... looking forward to Downton again!
Thanks for visiting... I really appreciate all your comments...
Love and Hugs

Saturday, 15 September 2012

On Top Of The World - Kraft

This Gorjuss Girl is 'On Top of the World' and is one of the many gorgeous products available at My Crafty Heart... lots of new scrummy products in stock... so why not pop on over and take a look! ;-)

I've used a Kraft Card Blank as I thought it went well with these gorgeous Glitz Design - 'Pretty in Pink' papers. I've also used a bit of wooden paper that I had left over from My Mind's Eye - 'Howdy Doody' pad to paper-piece... thought it would look like wooden roof of shed...  The background was done with a cloud template and inks... but can't remember the colours... sorry!

STAMP: Gorjuss Girl - 'On Top of the World
PAPERS: Glitz Design - 'Pretty in Pink',  Shed Roof: My Mind's Eye - 'Howdy Doody'
FLOWER: Prima Cloissone - 'Bronze' Flowers
LEAF DIE: Marianne Design - 'Anja Leaves 2'
GEMS: Hero Arts - 'Small Mixed Gemstones'

Tag and Twine from stash... sentiment was freebie on magazine...

I've coloured Gorjuss Girl with Copics and Promarkers...

Hope you like it...

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges:-

Bearly-Mine - Challenge 52 - 'Anything Goes' ends 17th September 2012
Scrap Creations - 'Pick 3' ends 17th September 2012
(Ribbon, Die Cut (Leaf), Paper-Piecing (Roof)
Tuesday Throwdown - Challenge 115 - 'You're a Gem' ends 17th September 2012
Digi Doodle - Challenge 125 - 'Anything Goes' ends 25th September 2012
Heck of a Challenge - 'Anything Goes' - ends 30th September 2012

Thank You for all your lovely comments... I really hope you all have a wonderful weekend.. Strictly tonight! :-)) I think I will have a Hawaiian pizza to celebrate... not had one for ages.... so will really enjoy it! 
Would just like to say a very 
Happy Birthday to my teamie Pami!!! 
Hope you have a great day hun! 

Love and Hugs

Thursday, 13 September 2012

MAWTT - 'Use Shrink Plastic'

Good Morning! Hope you are all well and Big Hugs to those who are not ... it's time for a brand new challenge over at

and this week the lovely Shell is our hostess and she has chosen the very exciting theme this week of ....

'Use Shrink Plastic'

Now please don't be scared!! Lots of fun to be had with this theme... and if like me your first attempt with Shrink Plastic was/is a disaster... then try, try again.... Winking smile

I have had a go with a few different things and some didn't work out... but I am pleased with what I managed to make in the end...

First I had a go at some simple Flowers using Marianne D Dies... really easy peasy... just cut out the flower shapes in Shrink Plastic

Colour them with Promarkers or Copics .... the colours will come out much stronger as the flowers shrink....

Shrink them with Heat Gun... Top Tip.... keep the gun moving  because if you stay in one place you could end up burning a hole in your plastic which is what I did first attempt!!   when you heat they will shrivel up but don't panic.... carry on heating and they will unfurl... and then gently help them to flatten out or shape them as desired... I used a cocktail stick to ease them into shape....obviously be careful not to burn yourself as things get very hot!! 

and these are the shrunken and shaped flowers... they are nice to decorate a box...

These are Party Favour Boxes and I've decorated them with papers and added the flowers with some pearls.... they are going to be gift boxes for jewellery pressies ....

Next I had a go with an image....

I love Paddington... so found a Colouring Book image of him online and printed him out about 10cm height on paper.... Then I placed the Shrinkle Paper over the image (frosted side up) and drew over Paddington with Waterproof Line Marker. Then coloured him in with Promarkers.... punched a hole.... 

and then for the shrinking... again important to keep the gun moving and not too hot... I used Low Setting on Heat Gun... it will curl up and then straighten out again... you might have to flatten it out a bit...

So here are the two finished Paddington Key Rings.... they are really dinky and cute! 

Hope this inspires you to have a go at our fun challenge! 

We are sponsored this week by the wonderful Di's Digis

Hope you can pop on over to MAWTT for more details of the Challenge and to see my Teamies wonderful creations... they are fab this week! 

I'm going to enter these into:

Heck of a Challenge - 'Anything Goes' ends 30th September 2012

I can't believe how quickly this last week has gone... and I nearly forgot to schedule this post!! Looking forward to Wartime Farm tonight ... and just seen that the new BBC Series The Paradise is coming on later this month...  I don't usually watch a lot of  TV but I'm really loving all these new programmes!! 
Not long until Weekend now...
Thanks for all your lovely comments... I really do appreciate them! Smile
Love and Hugs

Monday, 10 September 2012

A Touch of Class.....

Hello... hope you are all well.... huge hugs to those who are not ... I thought I'd show you the card that I made for Alessandra's Birthday...  this lovely lady is from Crafts and Me and is called 'Call Girl' by Hannah Lynn... Ooh you know I never realised what the image was called when I made this card... but anyway... I think my girl has long given up her escort job... she is now a happily married Personal Assistant and has two children and lives in Bowdon, Cheshire..... Winking smile

PAPERS: Prima - 'Almanac
FLOWER (Large): Prima Rose Trim - 'Natural
GEMS: Hero Arts - 'Sunshine Mixed Accents
STICKLES: Glitz - 'Tiara'

all the above are available from My Crafty Heart...

The small flower is Prima 'Tasha' - Caramel and is from Joanna Sheen. I won a voucher over at Delightful Challenges a couple of weeks ago and so I chose these as part of my prize! 

I've used Glitz Tiara Stickles all around the edges of the inner papers... it's a gorgeous minky colour and  it sparkles like crazy!!

The sentiment is a tag from the Prima Almanac papers and I have stamped Happy Birthday onto it... 

I've coloured her with Promarkers and Flexmarkers and I've tried a different type of blending with this image... it doesn't have as much depth... but I quite like the softness of it and so might have another go... maybe I will improve... I've added a few specks of the Tiara glitter to her eyes.. so they sparkle!! looks pretty in real life... I'm really loving these Hannah Lynn images... so wonderful to colour....

Downton Abbey is back next Sunday.... can't wait... and Strictly Come Dancing is back Saturday... Yay!! just love all the costumes and Razzamatazz... just the thing to cheer you up as the nights are drawing in....

The weather is back to dull and showers here in Manchester... perfect for staying in cosy and crafting!
Thanks for all your lovely comments!
Love and Hugs

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Rosarian Deevonne ...

Hello all.... I hope you are all having a lovely weekend... the sun is shining here and it's a beautiful day... 

I would like to wish my lovely Blogging Friend Ira a Very Happy Birthday!!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend hun! 

Today I thought I would share with you a Birthday card that I made for my good buddy Laurie!! .. The gorgeous image is 'Deevonne' by Hannah Lynn at Crafts and Me.... I love her images... they are so wonderful to colour... I've used Promarkers, Flexmarkers and a touch of Prisma Pencils for shade..

The scrummy papers are new in at My Crafty Heart and are Prima 'Rosarian'... and they are SO gorgeous.. I've also used MCH Prima Rose Trim - 'Dusky Pink'... and some MeiFlower Pearls - 'Pink'

Ribbons are from stash and diamante buckle is from MeiFlower... Sentiment was made on computer...

There is a Special Offer this week over at My Crafty Heart.... 20% off All Gorguss Girl Stamps (ends 12/9/12)

Lots of new goodies in store.... 

just arrived... some new Sakura Stardust Pens.... 

NEW   Cheery Lynn Dies from the latest 2012 collection
NEW Christmas Wooden Stickers -Traditional/Cute and Vintage  (these are SO scrummy!!!!)

and don't forget to pop on over to Teresa's Blog for her Saturday Candy draw! 

Thank you for all your good wishes and lovely comments! I am feeling a bit better in myself now... I just get tired really easily... but have been doing a little Crafting and Blogging which is really nice as I have missed it SO much!!!     

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!                             
Love and Hugs

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Moving Along With The Times - 'Christmas Gifts'

It's Thursday again and so time for a new Challenge over at 

Our hostess this week is the lovely Kim who has chosen the wonderful theme of ....

'Christmas Gifts'

A wonderful way to get ahead with your Christmas Gifts and also a fab opportunity to try out any new Christmas Stash that you've bought recently.... 

We are sponsored this week by the fabulous Digi My World

 Annie very kindly gave us some very cute Christmas images and I chose this image  from a Set called 'Elf Life'

I've made a simple Gift Card Holder by layering up some red and green card... and added some Toppers, Ribbon and Sleigh Bells from Stash.... 

and on the inside....

and I've used a panel of glittery paper mounted on card to hold the Gift Card or Money. The paper is from a Magazine Kit and is really glittery in real life... the holly border is from kit also.... I made the Sentiment Label and added the little red spotted topper from My Mind's Eye 'Winter Wonderland' Buttons....

Hope you can pop on over to MAWTT for more details and to see my Teamies wonderful creations... lots of fab inspiration!! Closing date for the Challenge is 8pm BST on Wednesday 12th September 2012.

Thanks for all your lovely comments and good wishes!  I am kinda on the mend.... my chest infection is clearing up ... but now I have got complications with my stomach... so have been told to rest.... but I'm hoping to potter about this weekend and do a bit of Crafting... and also catch up on some Blogging! :-)
Hope you all have a lovely weekend!
Love and Hugs