My Lovely Friends

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Crafty Little Fairies DT Card

Hello my lovelies how are you all? 

Anyhoo's onto the job in hand. Its time for a brand new challenge over at Crafty Little Fairies & this week its the Blue Fairies with the theme of..............
UP, UP & AWAY
.............yep just use an image that contains something that can go up into the air/sky. Remember you can use any image from any company but make sure its a stamped or digi image.
I have a card today using one of my older un-inked stamps...........I'm determined to get through them............eventually lol.
Yes its even a male card, it seems the more you do the easier they get lol. I've had this stamp since it was released & not inked it up, which is a shame as I lurve LOTV images especially their male images!!

The burlap is from my stash & the twill ribbon is cream but I coloured it with my BG09 Copic & stitched it to the burlap, ran 2 rows of stitches along it.

The fabulous image is 'Aeroplane' of course by LOTV. I have coloured it with copics, I will add the colours shortly as this is a scheduled post whilst sitting in bed lol.

The yummy papers are MME Lost & Found 'Portobello Road', I've inked the edges with walnut & machine stitched then layered onto teal card from my stash. Button, string & letter stickers are from my stash.

Well thats it from me this is a scheduled post, I have someone coming to fit a towbar to our van first thing this morning.
Please pop on over to see my fabulous teamies creations.

Thank you soooooooooo much for stopping by, you all totally rock!!!!!!!!
Lotsa squishy hugs to all mmwah
Tatty bye xxxxxxxxxxx




Monday, 14 April 2014

Happy 10th Birthday LOTV

Good morning my lovelies & it is such a beautiful morning up here by the sea. I've got one lot of washing pegged out & the bedding in the washer to be pegged out once its done.
Sorry I've been MIA, been rather busy. I've had cards made but then its took me til now to take pics lol.

The card I'm showing today I made specifically for LOTV & also their monthly challenge as they are celebrating 10 years...........
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOTV, here's to another 10 years.

Now I brought the Annabel stamps as soon as they were released, within seconds actually lol & they arrived the next day & I even colour one up straight away. Sadly it took a while for her to get on a card, then when I saw the new challenge I made the card but then kept forgetting to take pics & blog it  :0( I know I'm not right in the head lol.
I made the card into my favourite style, shabby chic. The pad is an older Prima pad called 'Pixie Glen' I absolutely lurve the lush soft colours in this pad. I have machine stitched the papers & added gesso here & there.

The flowers are all WOC. I've added 2 layers of lace, the bottom pale pink one is from my stash & top one is 'Estee' 40mm from LLC, need more of this lace its lush. The metal corner is from my stash & I painted it with white gesso.

The clip is Tim Holtz & I added some scrap lace through the hole & added white gesso. The tag & postage thingies are from the Prima pad, I gave them a distressing & added gesso. The numbers are from my stash.

The stamp is called 'Annabel Pedal Power' I love these so much. I coloured the image with copics but kept it light so it went with the card, kept shading minimal as well.

The 'Sentiment Tags' are also LOTV. As always the inside is decorated to compliment the front. The leaves under the flowers are Magnolia 'Sprawling Ferns'.
I think that is it.

Its also Ribbon Girl LOTV challenge this week so I'm also putting my card there.

Thank you so much for stopping by, big hugs to you all.
Tatty bye & take care
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Challenges I'm Entering............
LOTV Monthly Challenge - Happy Birthday LOTV
Ribbon Girl - LOTV Anything Goes



Friday, 11 April 2014

A Creative Romance Challenge DT Card

Hello my lovelies how are you all? Hope all is well, hugs to those who need them.
Running a wee bit late this morning as its been quite hectic here so I will push on.

Okie dokie my lovelies its time for a new challenge over at A Creative Romance & the challenge this fortnight is...............
EGG-CELLENT SPRING
............if you could see me now I'm doing a Mr Burns impression off The Simpsons 'Eggcellent' hee hee. Anyway basically we want to see easter or springs card, with or without eggs.......its not compulsory..............unless they are choccy then send them to MEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! ;0)
Ok so here is my effort............I have to warn that my mojo has gone off to seek warmer weather I think :0(
Now the organza is straight honest but I missed glueing a part down so when it stands it falls down & then looks unlevel.............I have reattached it now but didnt have time take new pics this morn, these were took late last night.

.........see if you look now they are level lol. The gorgeous lace & organza is from LLC. I will try add proper links at the bottom later.


I havn't added a place to write a message yet as I wanted show you this gorgeous paper as a lot of it is covered on the front. The paper I've used is Maja Design 'Vintage Spring Basics' 6x6 pad...........I tell you this pad really is soooooooooooo gorgeous.

All the flowers are from WOC a while ago, the leaves are a Magnolia Doo-Hickey die.

I used Magnolia 'Hello Tilda' & coloured her with distress ink markers. I'm not a fan of yellow tbh as I think it shows lol..........never mind suppose I've got to do it sometimes lol. The sentiment is from a Hanglar Easter stamp.

I've added 'Cheesecloth' under the image & a shabby bark heart both of these are from LLC.

Well that's it form me but if you want real GORGEOUS inspiration then PLZZZZZZZZ pop on over to see my teamies totally amazing creations here..........wow they are a talented bunch.

Well I'm off now to carry on with washing & housework, really need do my windows but think they will have to wait til I have more time :0(

Thanks for stopping by my lovelies, take care.
Tatty bye mmwah
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Challenges I'm Entering.............
Papertake Weekly - Spring Has Sprung
Diva's By Design - Easter/Spring


Thursday, 10 April 2014

Maribel

Hello all you lovely jubbly people, how are you all? We are all fine & dandy here & Mr Sunshine has that lovely hat on this morning ;0)

Ok I have a card today that I made a couple of weeks ago using a stamp I've had since I first started crafting............yep its took me over 3 years to ink this stamp (I'm now bowing my head in shame) In my first year hubster was that happy I finally had a hobby after over 20 years of my hobby being the family & the house lol.........so brought me a lot of stamps in that first year & I have no idea how many are still un-inked from Sugar Nellie to Magnolia & everything in between lol. However as I'm trying to sort my stamps out maybe I can finally get some of them inked lol.
Now I'm not sure I even like this card, probably why its took me this long to blog it lol.
The stamp I've used is called 'Maribel' & its by Stempelglede, I have no idea where I would have brought it from sorry.

One of the things I do like about this card is the uber gorgeous paper, which is of course Maja Design 'Vintage Autumn Basic's' 6x6 pad. I inked the edges with Pumice Stone & machine stitched all around the edges.

I've decorated the inside exactly the same but left the brown seam binding off, which is from my stash. I added Pearl Dots around the edge of the centre bit.

The doily is from LLC. The charm thingy-ma-jig is by Bo Bunny, cant remember which set it is though. The swirl is of course a Magnolia Doo-Hickey.

The flower is by Prima & the leaves are Magnolia 'Sprawling Ferns', these are my favourite leaf die I have to say, although you've probably noticed lol. The edging is a MS PATP. The metal corner was from LLC ages ago lol. I've not added a sentiment yet, not sure what I will do with it tbh :0/

There is a 15% off across the entire shop over at Bunny Zoes, so go grab a bargain lovelies.

Well thats it from me I have bedrooms & bathrooms to clean...........hopefully will get to my craft room later as I've not done any for a few days :0(

Thank you so much for stopping by, sorry I'm behind again its one of those weeks where time flies by & dont have time to do everything.
Anyhoo's take care & enjoy your day mmwah
Tatty bye xxxxxxxxxxxx




Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Happy Birthday To You

Hello my lovelies how are you all? We have lovely sunshine up here by the sea, woo hoo.
Ok I have a card a made a few days ago using the totally yummmy new images Krista released recently in her shop Saturated Canary...........I lurve them all sooooooo much.
I've gone down the shabby chic route...........cus I sooooooo love shabby chic ;0) The yummy papers are Maja Design 'Strolling Down The Rose Path' & 'The Magnificent Flower Street' both from Sofiero Limited Edition collection.

Both laces are from my stash. The butterfly is Melissa Frances & I added Aged Wine & Shabby White Fran-Tage to it. The metal corner is from my stash & I painted it with white Gesso.

All the flowers are WOC, some are from LLC. The die is a MB one.

The super fabulous image is called 'Walking On' & of course she is a digi image from Saturated Canary. I coloured her with my distress markers.

The lampost is a Magnolia Doo-Hickey 'Paris Nights' die. The pearls are from my stash. The sentiment is LOTV 'Handwritten Phrases' . I also added 'Cheese Cloth' underneath the image.

Well I think thats it from me today, thank you so much for stopping by. A bit short & sweet today as I'm feeling rather tired, I've had 2 hours sleep all night, thank you Miss Natalie lol. So am gonna try have a catch up shortly.................hopefully anyway lol.

Take care & big hugs to all mmwah
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Sunday, 6 April 2014

Vintage Mother's Day

Hello everyone how are you all? I want to say a huge thankyou regarding the comments on Arjay & Payton, they really meant a lot...........arn't they so squishy & gorgeous ;0)

Anyhoo's I thought I would show you the Mother's Day card I made for my step-mum, I didnt want to post it before incase she saw it obviously. She likes vintage style ones so thats what I made for her.
The colours I took from this gorgeous paper I've used which is Pion Love Song 6x6' from the 'From My Heart' collection which are discontinued so its your last chance to grab these. IRL these papers really are so pretty.......I've had them since last year.
I have decorated inside to compliment the front, I didnt gether the lace on the inside though. The stamping I've done with a stamp from LOTV


The key is from Crafts & Me. The laces & seam binding is from my stash, the middle lace I have gathered & folded to create that look either side of the image. I've also added a Magnolia 'So Wrapped Lovely' tag in the corner. 

The cameo I made myself last year. All the flowers are from WOC, the peach ones I've had forever, they really are lush!! The die is a MB one.


The gorgeous vintage image is from Live & Love Crafts, its called 'Little Sweeties' - From Grandma's Attic. I heat embossed with just one layer of UTEE, inked it with walnut & cracked it a little.

The corner is with a Marianne Corner die & I've added scalloped pearls to the corners. The doilies are from my stash.

I think thats it for me, I meant post this earlier but weve been down Megan & Bens for tea............it makes a lovely change have someone cook for us lol. It was lovely. 

I have some DT work to catch up with but I will be round to as many of you as I can later.
Take care my lovelies & thank you so much for stopping by & your continued support.

Tatty bye mmwah
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Challenges I'm Entering............
A Gem Of A Challenge - Ribbon & Lace


Stamp Sale


STEP RIGHT UP FOR YOUR STAMP SALE ON RIGHT NOW.............

...................& NEW STAMPS IN!!

Go on what are you waiting for.............. ;0)


Saturday, 5 April 2014

Lady Minion & A Little Something Special

Hello everyone how is your weekend going? Sorry I havn't been round to you all we had to take my craft cupboard to a lovely retired lady yesterday as she brought it off me. Luckily my hubster & my 2 sons went as it had to go upstairs. Hubsters had to take the doors off in order to get it up the stairs lol. I cleaned & moved around furniture..........was actually in my element tbh.

Anyhoo's I didnt get to craft last night we went bed early & watched Grimm on dvds. However I do have a few cards that I havnt shown on here yet..............plus a little something extra at the end.
Now remember I made my son a Minion card for his birthday....well Megan loved it, loved it so much she said she was a wee bit jealous. 
So for Mother's Day off Payton & Arjay I made her this.............
This is 'Lady Minion' lol..........I had fun making this & the idea I got from the actual film when watching it with Payton.............what she made me watch, under duress might I add ;0)
Anyhoo's there is a Minion who has a tutu when the girls are practicing their dance recital................so Lady Minion was then born........

The eyeleashes I made with thread, hairspray & a heatgun............I love them lol. When I added the brads on her pink overalls I didnt realise one of her straps had moved so thats why they are not level............didnt realise til the glue was dry :0(

The pink hair I made from wool from my stash. The tutu is made with MF 'Tulle Trim' which is called Pouf & you can get it at The Ribbon Girl here. I added 'Scalloped Pearls' at each side. On the pocket I wrote mum & on the inside I wrote 'A Mummy In A Minion'..........she absolutely loved it to bits!!!!

Ok I have a little something special add that I've been meaning to do for about a week or just over now. Take a peekski at the pics below...............
I have had a few messages & emails over the months asking about Arjay, so I thought I would show you how he is doing...............

These were taken at mine last saturday, day before Mothers Day.

Do you notice anything different?? Look closely at Arjay see if you can see it.........or not see it as the case is lol. Well he is now 9 months old & finally after 9 months he doesnt need his oxygen...............YAYYYYYY for the first time in 9 months he has no tubes on his face at all. Also his hips are getting better so he also doesnt need a hip brace anymore. There is a chance they could pop back out as they are not fully 100% but he's doing so much better. His face is all marked & sore from 9 months of tape on his cheeks bless him but its healing beautifully.
The consultant cant believe he actually pulled through as never have they seen a lung function as bad as his before, he was the worst they had seen. He's our miracle Arjay is & he has a gorgeous big sister who loves him so much bless her. We are so proud of this little fella & I thought I would share it with you. His story is how legends begin I think ;0)

Thank you for stopping by & sticking with me to the end of this long post............if you are still here anyway lol. I am a proud Nanna............oops I should say 'Nanny' as Payton calls me that lol.

Take care & enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Big hugs to you all, tatty bye
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This post actually took me well over an hour to write. Do you want to know the secret to writing posts quicker............ DO NOT watch Fast & Furious..........especially if like me you are totally MAD about cars!!!!!