Saturday, 24 November 2012

Wedding Anniversary

Last Thursday was my 22nd Wedding Anniversary... How has he put up with me All these years? You may well Ask... I simply dont know...............Im enough to turn the sanest person round the Bend with my Crafting!!! Ha ha ha ha....... 

When we First told friends we were getting Married Most of them said ..........We will give you 3 MONTHS Max!!! Some Friends Huh!!!!!..... 

But NOW I KNOW ROMANCE IS DEAD!!! 

Most Husbands If they know whats Good for them get their wives Something Romantic as a Present Or In my case CRAFTING GOODS!!! 

BUT NOT MINE!!!! GRRRRRRRRRRR........

What did I get?.........

Now Please Dont Laugh...............


I GOT A PARROT!!!!!!!!



Good job for HUBBY'S SAKE I like BIRDS.. and YES he is still breathing.. ha ha ha ha....

So HERE IS ALFIE my present SENEGAL PARROT


Now WHAT SHOULD I TEACH IT TO SAY?.... Cameo machine or EBosser?.... HE HE HE HE HE!!!!!!.... 

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

New CHALLENGE

There Is  a BRAND NEW CHALLENGE


Over AT CREATIVE CRAFT CHALLENGES2


THEME : A BIT OF BINGO!!


Great Prize to be had 

Just Follow the BINGO BOARD for YOUR creation!!!!





Here is Mine for the DT Card That I made... 




As You can see.. I chose the line Blue Stamp & Emboss!!!
I couldnt make my mind up with the Emboss so I done Two Kinds HA HA.

I Dry Embossed using my trusty Cuttle bug and Snow Flake embossing folder  and Used a Do-Craft Creative Expressions Stamp no HH108BD
With both Blue Card and Blue Mirror card
I stamped 5 Times and Heat Embossed with Colbolt Blue Embossing Powder... Cut he Image into decoupage pieces and layered up with 2mm foam pads!! 
Added 3 peel off snowflakes that I colourd Blue with permanent pens And HEY PRESTO All done!!




Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Special Occasion - NOT birthday

Right Everyone..... A NEW Challenge for this next fortnight over at http://creativecraftchallenges2.blogspot.co.uk/


THEME is: 

SPECIAL OCCASION- Definatly NOT BIRTHDAY


So Any BIRTHDAY CARDS ENTERED WILL NOT COUNT!!!




Here is My Dt Card for this time....

Now Please be Kind.... ha ha.... Ive not long Had an  Operation and am still in Recovery..... 



For This I chose The GORGEOUS PEA POD Digi from Bugaboo Stamps
Coloured with Promarkers and Spika pens... Edged with pale Pink and pale Blue Chalk Inks... 
Added Flowers from Meiflowers.... And A couple of Bows That Ive had since ?... added some Pearls and Lilac gems from Meiflowers... Cut the Mats and Layers out of Lilac Glitter card and Holographic silver card on my Robo.... Cut out the Word TWINS and Off set TWICE to cut the Matts out for the word... Punched out some Butterflys in White Glitter card

Folded Pink Pearlencent card into 3 
And

                        HEY PRESTO!!!! 

HOPE TO SEE YOUR FANTASTIC ENTRIES FOR THIS CHALLENGE!!!! 

WHAT WILL BE YOUR SPECIAL OCCASION???? 

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

"THIRD" Blogoversary

Can you believe its The THIRD Anniversary  at Creative Craft Challenges!!! WOW


SO The NEW CHALLENGE IS ALL ABOUT 3

SO


Have a 3 on your creation or 3 of something??

 Whatever you like as long as we can tell what

 your interpretation of "3" is.


FANTASTIC Prizes.... From Sponsors of :

Lily of the valley

 Offering you a £10 gift voucher

Stampin dragon designs

4 Images from thier store!!!

Crafty emblies
£10 voucher to spend in store

Robyns fetish
5 digi images from thier store

 -
And the top 3 will all get the offer of a GDT spot !!!! 


WOWZIERS!!!!!!


Here is MY DT cards that can be found at
 




Right Hop on over and add YOUR's 

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Fun with Fantasy

Over at http://creativecraftchallenges2.blogspot.co.uk/ Is A FANTASTIC New challenge!!!!!!!!!

With the Theme of FANTASY......



so anything mermaid/fairy related or whatever else deemed fantasy ish lol

 sponsored by



For This Challenge I chose the MERMAID!!!!!



So I Dusted down my BIA....!!!! Got out some 1/2" wires 
And Used Some Alcohol inks on acetate to make the cover back ground...   
Colours used PURPLE TWILIGHT, CRANBERRY, & LETTUCE...with a PEARL MIXATIVE.. 

Also used was:... YELLOW GLITTER CARD, CROSS GRAIN RIBBONS(Lettuce & Sea Green) , 1 do-craft Green Pearl Brad, 1 Sequin shell (that I found in a pkt of sequins in the local Pound shop) and 2 sizes of stick on Pearls from Mei Flower Crafts and a variety of Pro-Markers and spika pens to colour the Stamping Boutique image.. and a free silver coloured Fish Embellishment from a mag a few years ago... (Im a hoarder of craft stash!!... my motto Dont throw nothing craft-able out!!!)

I surprised myself just How easy I remembered How to use my BIA!!!! after I bought it nearly one year ago and only used it two times before I put it away!!!! Shame on me... I really must use it more.. especially with Christmas not that far away... and Im thinking Christmas Countdowns for the Grandchildren...!!!! 


Tuesday, 18 September 2012

CHALLENGE "ANYTHING GOES"!!!!!!!!!

Super new Challenge at Creative Craft                       

       Challenges2   


THE THEME IS:


           ANYTHING GOES!!!!                                                  


On offer is  FANTASTIC Prizes from : 
sponsors are bugaboo, 

Bugaboo offers 7 digi images to the lucky winner


AND

 

Who offer a surprise ribbon bundle

HOW FANTASTIC IS THAT!!!!


Here is my DT ITEMS  for This FANTASTIC 

New Challenge!!

BOTH USING DIGI IMAGES FROM
 
BUGABOO



I decided upon making a DREAM CATCHER

using the Fabulous digi image of the Mystical UNICORN

PLUS

THIS HANGING MOBILE 



Both Items are relatively easy to make and so much FUN 


HOP ON OVER AND HAVE A GO !!!!! ENTER NOW 


Tuesday, 4 September 2012

ALL ABOUT THE BOYS

GREAT New CHALLENGE at CREATIVE CRAFT CHALLENGE2 http://creativecraftchallenges2.blogspot.co.uk/


THEME 

ALL ABOUT THE BOYS!!!!!


Being sponsored by the Fabulous Stampin Dragon Designs

http://dragonslairdesigns.com/shop/index.php?main_page=index&manufacturers_id=7


Here Is My DT CARD Using a Fabulous Dragon!!! 


Quite A Quick Card to make!! 
Cut a Green peice of paper and stick to the front of a pre-creased card!!
Add A Sparkley Dark peice of EMBOSSED card or paper (I used the Fleur de lys Cuttlebug embossing folder)
Adde Gold Thin lines peeloffs over the criss-cross embossed part and Hollow gold stars over where the lines meet... and Small solid gold stars on each Fleur de lys

Add a thicket Gold Boarder around this .. and popo your coloured Digi image at the bottom left hand side!! (I used my promarkers and spika pens to colour first)
Add a few Blue Gems to the corners.and add a Happy Birthday peel off!!! 

And Lastly I added a Large Fluer de Lys That I have Cut on My Great Craft Robo!!! raised with small foam pads to give depth to it!! 

Hope you Like it?..... 







Fab Opportunity has opened

Over at Creative Craft Challenge2 http://creativecraftchallenges2.blogspot.co.uk/


Sadly some Dt Members have stepped down to try our New ventures and I know they will be sadly missed But we wish them well...


But This has opened up a Great Chance for any of You to become part of the Friendly team!!!!


So.. Pop on over to Creative Craft Challenge2 To read the Requirements and to Apply!!! 

What are you waiting for?..... This is such a Fab Opportunity for you all and to become one of the Fabby DT Members on the Blog!!! 

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Free Giveaway at

Purple Pumpkin!!! Great place for Washi Tapes!!!! 

Enter for free to win 10 Free Washi Tapes of your choice


http://purplepumpkincrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/washi-tape-giveaway.html?spref=fb

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

LIVE NOW!!!!!! NEW CHALLENGE

FANTASTIC New CHALLENGE over at Creative Craft Challenge2.... 


THEME IS MONOCHROMATIC BIRTHDAY (so please use colours from the same group)




Great sponsor

and are being sponsored by Some odd girl who do the most amazing images,http://www.someoddgirl.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=119



So there you have it, please check the rules and then get crafting away, we cant wait to see your lovely mono bday projects,




Heres My TWO MONO CARDS I enjoyed making these ..




Saturday, 11 August 2012

Something Different!!!!

Some may know that I have a passion for...... Wood..... I love using my Lathe...Not used it much This Year At All...Due to the felled Logs not Drying out Because of all the Rain we have had!! Grrrr....   But today I got a bit carried away making Planters!!! Last week it was a New Rabbit hutch for my friends Rabbits!!!
What do you Think?.....


Tuesday, 7 August 2012

BRAND NEW CHALLENGE

At Creative Craft Challenges http://creativecraftchallenges2.blogspot.co.uk/


Theme is :......

Just A sentiment




Great Sponsors  and 


Here Is My DT card I made ... I loved This Sentiment And thought it could be used for Various Occasions..


Sorry for the Poor Pic Quality... There's a few different angles and a Box!! Not a Colour I normally would use... But for showing the Velum Sentiment It worked Great!!! 





... 

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Costume Jewelry

Ive been sat in the evenings while there's nothing really I want to to watch on the TV and been making lots of costume jewelry... Earrings and bracelets mainly .... Only thing is now I dont know what to do with them all!!! I got a bit carried away with the threading Ha ha.... Here's a few of them I put them on Origami flowers and a few Pine cones Ive been collecting ready to do something with for Christmas!! Ive got at least 80 Pieces now!!!







Theres A mixture of beads used Including Chrystal's!! A friend had a set of gorgeous Chrystal ones in Hues of blue!! Necklace Earrings and Bracelet to match!! To wear for a presentation evening she attended... and Boy did they look good!!! 

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

GREAT NEW CHALLENGE

Over At Creative Craft Challenges2... With the THEME OF .......{{{{{ SUMMERTIME }}}}}}}}}}


As Here in the UK the Summer Has been pretty Wet to say the least!!!!

This Challenge is being sponsored by :Crafty Ribbons     




And Bugaboo......







Come On POP ON OVER AND HAVE A GO..................


Here's My DT card for Inspiration....Using a Bugaboo Digi Image... and punched daisy flowers.... a few sequins and of course some Cool Drinks!!! 


Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Steam Punk?

My First attempt at Steam Punk... Dusted off my design skills for my robo and used this fab digi image!! Added some sequins and brads.... coloured with Promarkers and spika pens...



Sunday, 15 July 2012

New Digi Fairy's

Just Love these!!


WOWIEEEE!!!!!

Im SOOOOO Pleased and Happy.. Because I have Won not One But TWO Challenges over at Trimcraft!!

One was For A colour challenge No 39  Green And I won with these

The Other Was for A Book Mark and Gift Tag... ... I made my own Decoupage out of Glitter Card!! Im using the Book mark Myself now!! so useful....

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

THEME IS PINK & BLACK New CHALLENGE


PINK & BLACK is the Theme!!!

THIS NEW FANTASTIC CHALLENGE  over at http://creativecraftchallenges2.blogspot.co.uk/




This New Challenge Is being sponsored by



Here is my PINK & BLACK Card I just loved this digi Image from the Stamping Boutique



I continued the Music theme By adding a couple of Musical Note Charms to it... Coloured Shiny Spika pens.... and added a few peel offs I had laying around and some Shiny Lace!!! and a few pink and black  gem brads and a Black flower  ....The pink Happy Birthday banner I just edged with a Black Marvy pen to give it some definition The Pink card I used is a great Pink Pearlecent... That I bought from the Paper Mill Shop...many moons ago...  

Friday, 6 July 2012

Close to My Heart

I came across this appeal While searching for a knitting pattern  from a Dogs home online... Thought it may be of some interest to some of you.. Even if its just passed on to people you know that knit!!

As many of you know ALL Animals are close to my heart Particularly Dogs..and Birds.. All my dogs Ive ever had are Rescue dogs And have given me Years of comfort and friendship.. They became part of my Family.. I have downloaded my free  pattern...Needles at the ready to start tonight!!..

 www.battersea.org.uk/blanket Copy this and put in your Browser to get the pattern... 


Knit comfort for foster dogs

Get your needles out to help some of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s most sensitive residents. The charity is asking knitters to create patchwork security blankets for dogs in foster care; many dogs stay in foster care as they find the kennel environment too stressful or are recovering from illness. The blankets are part of a goody bag given to foster parents that also includes food, bedding and toys. The Battersea blanket has been designed by Lauren O’Farrell from Stitch London, and can be downloaded for free from www.battersea.org.uk/blanket. You can drop off your blankets at any of Battersea’s three sites, or send them by post to: Dog Blanket Appeal, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home,
4 Battersea Park Road, London SW8 4AA.

Monday, 2 July 2012

Panda


Hubby bought me a set of stamps as a surprise So thought Id better keep him sweet and actually use one of them lol.. Coloured with a mixture of Marvy pens and a blender and promarkers and some Glitter gel pens... Im told that the Chinese writing says Happy Birthday.. but to me it could be saying anything!!!