Sunday, 29 December 2013

Peggy and friends

Hello everyone.

I hope that you have had a lovely Christmas - time with friends and family, eaten too much, drank too much and slobbed!!

It seemed really weird not making a Christmas card today! The thing is I felt that I could have carried on making them, I didn't even use all of my new Christmas stamps. They will have to wait until next year now!

So on to today's share:

Items used:
The Hobby House 'Peggy and Friends' pre coloured topper, Tonic papers, Glossy Accents, Glamour Dust, Fiskars border punch, flowers from Dies to Die for, Pink Petticoat sentiment, SU punches, acrylic domes.

I have eased myself in gently with a pre coloured topper! The star fish and shells were bought at Tavistock market but I think that the starfish was actually from the bottom of the ocean as it smells whiffy!!

I would like to wish you good health and happiness for 2014 and thank you to anyone who has left me a comment this year - it makes it all worth while!  TTFN.

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Monday, 23 December 2013

Rosy cheeks Rosie!

Good morning all.

Well the weather here is absolutely awful :(

Are you fed up with Christmas cards yet and have you finished them?

I think that I have finished but I still have to write a few - how disorganised is that!!

We did the BIG food shop yesterday and the presents are wrapped.  I am ashamed to say that there has been many a year where I have been wrapping on Christmas Eve!!  Each year I say to myself that I will start earlier this year but.......!

Anyway on to today's card:

This is Winter Rosie from DigiStamp Boutique coloured with ProMarkers. The papers are from Lili of the Valley and I have added Stickles and Liquid Pearls.

I didn't add a sentiment as I didn't think that there was enough room and also the background paper said it all!

So thanks for stopping by today and hope that you are warm and cosy - TTFN.

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Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Amber Rose Star Dance

Hi there.

The weather here in Devon has turned very nasty this evening and I think that the next few days are going to be the same :(

My youngest son has now finished school for Christmas after completing his mock exams- Yay!

I have to work one more day and that's me done. So the countdown begins..........

Here is my share for today:

I used Penny Black 'Star Dance' heat embossed with WOW! Amber Rose embossing glitter. The sentiment is DigiStamp Boutique and I dry embossed some gold card.

Not sure if I'm 100% happy with this card as I think that it looks a bit garish.
Anyway thanks for visiting today and hope you have a lovely evening - TTFN.

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Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Sweet gingerbread house

Good evening all.

Here is a card that I made using DigiStamp Boutique 'Sweet gingerbread house' image:

The image was already coloured so that was nice and easy! I just added some decoupage layers, Wink of Stella pen, Stickles and Ranger Rock Candy- this could be my new Glossy Accents addiction!!. The papers were a freebie with a magazine.

So I hope that you likey and thanks for stopping by - TTFN.

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Monday, 16 December 2013

Three French Hens

Hi there all,

hope you are well and Christmas stress free!

I have made a card for the Less Is More challenge which is 'One layer card' 'The Twelve Days of Christmas' but being the Dumbo that I am I didn't think about the ONE LAYER part and made this:

As you can see I paper pieced the image therefore it is not ONE layer -DOH!
So then I made this card:

I even refrained from using Glossy Accents for fear of breaking any rules ( you do not realise how hard this was - I LOVE Glossy Accents!! )

Items used:
Penny Black 'Coop Party!', 1st card sentiment is computer generated, 2nd card sentiment from SU 'For the Birds' set and ProMarkers.

So I have decided to enter the first card into Passion for ProMarkers challenge ( include a sentiment ) and Papertake Weekly challenge ( Christmas Creatures ).
The second card is for Less Is More challenge.

Next time I will read the rules more carefully!
Anyway thanks for stopping by and TTFN.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

New blog layout

I have just had a play with my blog layout - what do you think?

I would love some feed back!

Fabulous Fashion

Good evening all.

Here is a card that I have made for my Sister in Laws birthday:

The picture doesn't show the acetate or lot's of layers!
Items used:
Katy Sue Designs 'Fabulous Fashion' cd rom, computer sentiment, acetate and silicone gel. That's a short list!!
I bought this cd at the last craft show (Exeter)  but have only just got around to using it. I quite enjoyed deco paging up the layers after I cut them out - therapeutic!  

Hope that your Christmas preparations are going O.K and you are not too frazzled!! Now that my boys are older it's not as exciting :(

Anyway thanks for stopping by TTFN.

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Monday, 9 December 2013

Christmas Whimsey Gift

Hi there!
 I'm back with my second card for today which I have made for the Less Is More challenge  ( Metallic element plus one colour ) :


Items used:
Inkylicious  stamps, WOW! metallic silver embossing glitter, Wink of Stella pen, Gel pen and GLOSSY ACCENTS - YAY!  - Phew that feels better!

 So that's it for today on with the house cleaning - Yuk!

Hope you have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by - TTFN.

Country Companions

Happy Monday to you!
Hope your week has got off to a good start.

I have two cards to share with you today as I didn't get around to posting yesterday - No 1:

Items used:
Country Companions 'Poinsettia', Nitwits papers, Marianne Creatables die, ProMarkers and DigiStamp Boutique sentiment.

I think that maybe I might be getting Glossy Accents withdrawal symptoms which will have to be put right soon!

The sun is shinning here in Devon and the Christmas decorations are up so all is good!

Back in a bit with another card - TTFN.

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Saturday, 7 December 2013

Overdressed Duck

Good afternoon all.

I have been missing again for a few days with computer problems but I'm back now with this card:

Items used:
Penny Black 'Overdressed Duck', ProMarkers, Pink Petticoat paper and DigiStamp Boutique sentiment.

A fairly simple card today and a short and sweet post!

Hope that you are having a fab Saturday and thanks for stopping by - TTFN.

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Monday, 2 December 2013

Christmas Joy

Good morning all.

I hope that you have had a lovely weekend and your Monday has got off to a good start.

Here is a card that I made yesterday:

Items used:
Little Claire's Designs 'Christmas Joy' stamp, ProMarkers and a couple of Copics, Gel pens, LOTV Beach Bliss papers, SU punches, Pink Petticoat sentiment and the flowers were a lovely free gift from Dies to Die For when there was a little delay with my order!

Now I'm going to do my food on line order so that I can squeeze in more craft time!
Thanks for stopping by - TTFN.

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Saturday, 30 November 2013

Sparkly Star Dance

Good evening all and Happy Saturday to you!

I have had a lovely play today and stamped and embossed lots of variations of this card:

I used:
Penny Black 'Star Dance', WOW! Glamour Green Embossing Glitter WS40R, Josy Rose Nail Heads, Pink Petticoat sentiment and SU punches.

I now have lots of different colours of this stamp for more quick cards.
What I have learnt is much easier to put embossing powder into takeaway tubs rather than try and get it all back into the pots!!

Right off to watch all the Saturday night T.V and slob out!
Hope you have a lovely weekend and thanks for stopping by, TTFN.

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Thursday, 28 November 2013

Stitched Sweet Blossom

Hi there.

My card today has got REAL stitching on it!!  A while ago I bought a teeny tiny sewing machine especially for my cards. It is so dinky it looks like a toy one but as I won't be making or mending anything on it I thought it would be ideal. I was quite surprised as my stitching is actually quite straight so with a bit more practise it might not look too bad.

Another gloomy day here so not a good picture I'm afraid.

Items used:
Sewing machine!, The Hobby House 'Sweet Blossom' (pre coloured image), Pearls, Pink Petticoat sentiment, SU punch and butterfly die, Raspberry Road paper, Ranger liquid pearls, MS border punch and Glamour dust.  Don't know what the make of the background paper is -sorry!

So it's Friday tomorrow nearly the weekend yippee!

Hope that you have had a lovely day and thanks for stopping by - TTFN.

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Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Dandelion Clock Fairy

Good morning blog land!

I have a LOTV card to share with you today which I was hoping that the sun would shine on and show off the glitter but no such luck!

Looking at it now I think that maybe I should have added some flowers. I usually struggle to make a CAS card so perhaps I have finally got the hang of it!

I'm off to do the boring food shopping in a bit, I think that I might go back to being lazy and get it delivered that way I can spend more time crafting - YAY!

Hope you have a fun filled day! TTFN.

Items used: LOTV Sentiments and Dandelion Clock , Forever Friends New Arrival papers, ProMarkers and Copics for the skin tones, Glamour Dust, Liquid Pearls, EK Success Corner punch.

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My neglected corner punch is used on this card - should use it more often!
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Sunday, 24 November 2013

For the birds

Hi there - I bet you didn't expect to see me back so soon!
Well I had a lovely 'play' today and rather than wait until tomorrow I thought that I would post my second card today.......

Items used:
Stampin Up 'For the birds', Stickles, snowflake punch, Gel pen, Liquid pearls, Sizzix E.F and I think that the scalloped circle die is by Nellie Snellen.

I have just eaten a white chocolate ice cream and now I'm off to watch 'X Factor' and' I'm a celebrity' - fab Sunday evening!!  TTFN.

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Full of Surprises

Good morning all. I hope that you are having a lovely weekend. It is a glorious sunny day here in Devon - lovely.

Here is a card that I made yesterday:

Items used:
Clearly Besotted 'Full of Surprises', Sizzix E.F, Stampin Up 'Finishing touches' Edgelits and ink, Gell pen. I have added a few layers with decoupage.
A while ago I bought some little Stampin Up ink spots which are about the same size as Vera Color ink pads. I bought the small one to test them and they stamp brilliantly. They have such lovely names like 'Rich Razzleberry' and Pumpkin Pie' - fabulous!! They are now on my 'wish list' in the big size. Which reminds me I must get a longer piece of paper for my 'wish list' !!

I have a beef and tomato casserole cooking in my slow cooker so I can indulge in some more crafting today - Yay!!  ( Stuff the housework! )

Hope you have a fab day TTFN.

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Friday, 22 November 2013

Before and after Glossy Accents!

Good evening everyone.

It's Friday Woohoo! Your weekend starts right here......!

It's a bit nippy here in Devon but sunny so that's O.K.

I have taken a picture of today's card before I added Glossy Accents to decide which one I like the best:
Before -

After -

Because I love Glossy Accents so much I think that I prefer the after!
The stamp set that I used is very old by Dimension Fourth and I also sprinkled on some Glamour Dust ( probably a bit to much! )

Well I hope that you have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by. TTFN.

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Thursday, 21 November 2013

Frosty Forms

Good evening lovely blog people!

It has been a busy old week for me but today I finally got some crafty time and I made this card:

I have only just noticed that my snow embossing folder is the wrong way around!! DOH!
I used Spellbinders Frosty Forms, DigiStamp Boutique sentiment and Stampendous! Shaved Ice.
Not sure now if I like the rough edge to the card but what's done is done!
So that's yet another Christmas card under my belt which makes me feel a little smug!
Hope your day has been jolly and you have found time to do nice things. TTFN
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Sunday, 17 November 2013

Winter Rosie

Good afternoon all.

This is a very quick post today as my roast chicken is in the oven!

Here is Winter Rosie from DigiStamp Boutique:

She is coloured with ProMarkers and I have added Fluffy Stuff with Stickles and glitter. The paper is from Forever Friends 'For You'. 

Must dash as my spuds need turning!!

Hope that you have had a lovely weekend. TTFN.

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Friday, 15 November 2013

The return of the bad blogger!

Good afternoon all.

"Who are you" I hear you ask!!   LOL! Yes I know it has been a while since I made an appearance but I do have a good excuse.......I am a very silly billy!  Just after my last post I let my chickens out to have a run around the garden and I then stupidly moved the coop ( it measures 6 foot by 3 foot ) Oooops!  Normally I get help but thought that this time I could manage it on my own.....BIG mistake.

Anyway my back is much better now and here is my card for today:

Items used:
Penny Black 'the light brigade', ProMarkers, Pink Petticoat paper and sentiment, Gelly Roll pens and Glossy Accents.

So I hope that nobody has missed me although I doubt if anyone noticed that I was even missing!

Hope you have a fabulous weekend and keep warm as I hear that snow is on it's way!  TTFN.

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Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Three more baubles!

Hello everyone.

Another nasty day here and I actually put the heating on last night!
I think that my clothes line drying days have finished for this year now it's the noisy tumble drier - which by the way drives me around the bend because it hasn't got reverse action on it so the towels roll up into a tight ball and are wet in the middle Gggrrrr!

Anyway now that I have had my rant here is today's card:

Items used:
Woodware baubles stamp,
Liquid Pearls ( which I would have liked to look smoother )
Silver twine,
WOW! Metallic Silver Sparkle Embossing Glitter WS09R

I have tried to keep it CAS - not sure if it is enough?!

That's it for today, thanks for stopping by TTFN

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Monday, 4 November 2013

Lighting up

Good morning all!

It is a beautiful sunny day here in Devon - ansome!

Here is my card for today:

Items used:
Penny Black 'Lighting up', Pink Petticoat paper, ProMarkers, Gelly roll pens, Glossy Accents.

I should have really put a sentiment on it but didn't know where to put it!

Hubby had to take the car to work today so I'm off to get my bike out of the garage to go to the shop. The last time I rode it my legs were like jelly afterwards! I am sooo unfit.

Anyway thanks for stopping by and hope your day is dandy! TTFN

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Sunday, 3 November 2013

Emily walking

Good morning lovely bloggers!

It is very wet and windy here in Devon today so I will get the hoover out in a minute then on to crafting - bliss!
  Roast pork for tea and I have all the stuff in the fridge so I don't even have to go out!

Here is my card for today:

Isn't she sweet!

Items used:
Wild Rose Studio 'Emily walking', Papermania 'Sweet nothings', LOTV sentiment, ProMarkers and Copics for the skin tones.
I also used T.H  Distress ink for the clouds but I think that I was a bit heavy handed! I learnt that you should mask off the image before you ink because I got some in her hair. (but I won't tell if you don't!)

So that's it for today - thank you for stopping by and hope you have a fab day. TTFN

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