Thursday, 16 October 2014

Better late than never...

Hi all sorry I have not been here as muchI am very busy with lots of issues kicking off in my family :(The events of the last few weeks are using
most of my energy and time, I am very sorry if I have not visited your blogs and been a bad blogger... I promise when things settle a little I will be popping around....

Here are my cards for

I have direct stamped onto the card and then over coloured the flowers adding some black gel pen and liquid pearls and a sentiment.

Here are a couple of challenges I am playing:
Cute Card Thursday One Layer
Whimsy Inspiration - Anything Goes
Craft Room Challenge - Make Your Own Background

And then our challenge at

For my card I have stamped the snowflakes and sentiment onto the black card and then embossed some acetate with this lovely stag embossing folder. 
Here are a couple of challenges I am playing:

Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes with a sentiment
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' -  Snowflakes
Divas by Design - Texture = embossing on acetate.

Creative Card Crew - Black Cardstock
Deep Ocean Challenge - Christmas in October
Oldie But A Goodie - use something at least 6mts old  - Theme - Christmas - Something old is - Silver ink and brads

hugs me x

Saturday, 11 October 2014

House Mouse are fast becoming my favourites...

I am loving this cute House Mouse stamp its so cute and I LOVE colouring it The challenge this time and House Mouse is Buttons and Bows so I decided to colour take some time out from my horrid week and have a little play time.

Horrid week because my Mum has gone into hospital again and we have since found out she has had
another stroke and also her vascular dementia has got worse :(
without going into to many details we also had a death in the family this week... and my Gallstone Op date is the end of the month and I am also trying to help/keep my Dad from going over the edge...
and trying to sort out paper work etc....

so this card is for my mum....

I also want to join in with:

House Mouse challenge  HMFMC180 - Buttons and bows
Keep It Simple! - C&S - Use things 3 times - 3 buttons
That's Crafty! Challenge Blog  Keep It Simple

Hope you have a good weekend :)

Sweets for my Sweet

Today is my Husbands Birthday
What do you get the man who has all he wants?
Its not that we have everything its that we are content with what we have we are easily pleased and are not really that materialistic and therefore making it difficult to buy for each other sooooo I decided to get him some Dolce & Gabbana aftershave.
and also make him a sweetie jar
so I got a kilner jar and fill it with some of his favourites
we have a great sweet shop in Penrith
where you can still buy sweets by the quarter.
so I decided to make a card, bag for the aftershave
and decorate the sweetie jar

Here is a close up of the card 

and the bag decoration. 

and the sweetie jar with sentiment.

I really enjoyed making this and he love it all so that's a result

Here are some challenges I am playing with my set:

Fab 'n' Funky - Anything With Ribbon
Whimsy Inspiration - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes with a sentiment
Cute Card Thursday - Anything But a Card - sweetie jar and bag
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes Birthday

hugs me 

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Favourite fibre at As You Like It

We are now into October and summer has nearly gone
between the down pours we are still having some lovely sunny spells.
For my card today we have a new challenge at

As You Like It Challenge
Our sponsor is Joanna Sheen

and the theme for this fortnight's challenge is to showcase a project using your Favourite Fibre (eg ribbon, lace, twine) & why.
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

Its hard to choose a favourite but when I don't know what to add I make a grab for the twine so I guess that is my favourite because it works with anything.

Challenges I am playing

A Gem of a Challenge - CLEAN and SIMPLE
A Creative Romance - In The Garden
That's Crafty! Keep It Simple
Sparkles Forum Things with Wings
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes with twist - Wings
Papertake Weekly Anything GoesBunny Zoe's Crafts - Animals

Happy Crafting

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