My Lovely Friends

Saturday 30 April 2011

CES Challenges DT project........

Good morning all you lovelies out there we have a gorgeous day up here again. We actually had 2 hours of rain yesterday the first for.....well it seems a long time lol.....we've been spoilt with all the fabulous sunshine.
Anyway onto my creation & today is Saturday & you know what that means yayyyyy its CES Challenge time & this week its my turn & I chose a photo inspiration which of course you can interpret however you wish....whether it be the colours or 1 particular colour or the gingham....the choice is yours.  Pop over to here to look at the piccy as this post is already photo heavy lol.

I decided to decorate another gift bag only this time this is a propper gift bag & so is bigger & has handles....these are fab actually & I really enjoyed making this. Will put recipe ingredients at the bottom.

I tried something a little different & punched some holes into red card & then crocheted into the holes...what do you think peeps??

The spray of flowers & the leaves are cut out with my Marianne die.

I have used a fabulous stamp which I'm ashamed its took me a while to ink up. She is of course 'Penpal' by the fabulous artist Elisabeth Bell. This was originally a Sugar Nellie image but now miss bell has released them herself as clear stamps......I sooooo love her images & this I adore.
She is coloured with Copics & I paper-pieced her blouse & headband with pink gingham.

Last piccy the bag in full with a tag tied to the top using Bakers Twine..
I have used 'Madeline' papers by Prima again. The card, doily, gems, love heart, tag, lace & ribbon are from my stash.
The flowers & leaves are an assortment from Crafty Emma's Store & Wild Orchid Crafts.
The smooth white card for the image, the bakers twine, the papers & not forgetting the bag itself you can get from Crafty Emma's Store
The pink & red gingham you can get on the talented Bev's blog.

Please pop over here to see my talented teamies creations they are all sooooooooo pretty.
We hope you will play along this week, cannot wait to see your creations.
Well thats it from me I will be blog hopping shortly to catch up with you all. Thank you sooooo much for stopping by & leaving such lovely comments. mmwah
Tatty bye for now my lovely friends. xoxoxox
Challenges I'm Entering....... - Use Ribbon, Include A Tag & Finish With A Bow

Friday 29 April 2011

Bows, buttons & bling........

Well good evening all my lovely friends how are you all? Have you watched the wedding? I have not seen any of it I've seen the dress & Will's suit on aol but thats it its my youngest son Jake's 15 th birthday today so we've spend the day with him......I still remember the day I had him & how I knew he was my last lol....
Quickie card from me.....well quickie I say but you have to realise that my quick cards still take 2 hours to make......unless its a male card lol. I suppose it would help if I chose my papers first......I like to be different lol.
Anyway I have dusted off an older stamp that I have have had since last year but had still never used.......yes my wrists are slapped lol.....

This is 'Sitting' Tilda from the Bon Voyage collection & I got her when they released this set.....cant remember where I had her from tho.

Its been sooooo long since I entered Just Magnolia when I saw the challenge today.....well the challenge is bows, buttons & can a girl resist any of these especially the bows & bling.

The inside to compliment the front

She is of course coloured with Copics which I didnt write down......weally sorry peeps.

The flower is a prima paper flower at the bottom then I punched a flower out of the same paper then added a button with bakers twine threaded through. The beautiful ribbon & gems are from my stash & the ribbon is actually a really deep pink not red.
The gorgeous paper is Prima 'Madeline' & its the A4 sized pad....the square she is sitting on is also from the same pad........this is now my fave pad...ever!!!
I punched some white card with an MS blorder punch & added diamond stickes along the bottom. The matting Tilda is on is using my nestie.

Well thats it from me as I have a canny bit of DT work to do so will pop round see you all later.
I'm off to link this up.
Thank you soooooooo much for stopping by I love you all & appreciate every single visit & every comment you leave you really do brighten a girls day....mmwah.
Tatty bye my lovelies xoxoxoxox
Challenges I'm Entering.......... - Bows, Buttons & Bling....(everything a card needs)

Wednesday 27 April 2011

Would you like to hear my most exciting news?????

Howdy doody my lovelies. Oooh I've got a few of you intrigued havnt I lol I've kept you insuspenders lol, I know I'm naughty & I'm sorry, but let me ask how many think its a new DT position?? 
Well I'm here cus I cant keep it in any longer I have to tell you, you are all my friends & I want to share this with you all. I have been smiling all day, my cheeks actually hurt but I dont care I'm gonna be smiling for the rest of my life...........
would you like to hear my exciting news?????
Well come closer...............................
I'M GONNA BE A GRANDMA!!!!!!!!! yep me & Craig are gonna be grannie & gramps & I'm sooooo happy.......I always wanted to be a young gran & I am wooooooo hooooooooooooo

This is my eldest son with his girlfriend
Ben & Megan.....aren't they both lush, they had been pulling faces so this was the best 1 rofl
My youngest Jake thinks its awesome he is gonna be uncle Jake-Bob, his nickname lol & Aunt Natty giggled her little socks off when Megan told her this morning lol.
We really are sooooo excited I look like I have a coathanger stuck in my mouth I'm smiling that much lol.
Ben & Megan are over-joyed to say the least Ben cant stop looking at baby stuff lol, he's even found a babygro that says My Aunty Natty Loves Me..........isn't that just awesome!!! He says he's buying that first lol.
We are buying the pram of their choice of so so excited he hee.....
Well I'm gonna dance off now I've got DT work that I'm behind on lol.........well its been an exciting day for us lol..........busy household this is........puppies & babies....thank goodness not at the same time tho lol.
I will loves & leaves ya & I will be back later to visit you all.
Loves ya all mmwah.
Tatty bye my lovelies xoxoxox

Crafts & Me DT Card..........Vintage

Good morning my lovelies & what a beautiful morning it is up here on the north coast.....totally glorious.
Sorry I'm late this morning I've had a wonderful morning.....just the best & I've had some fabby news but I cant tell you just yet ;0)...........its so good tho I will be adding extra to my candy which will be ready next monday May 2nd.

Anyway onto my DT card & this week you have us Rockin Rubbah Girlies over at Crafts & Me Challenges
& this weeks its Angela's theme & she has chosen another of my fave themes....
I love vintage & its give me an excuse to use this fabby stamp which is just perfect for vintage I think.
Teresa really does stock stamps for all themes & occasions.

I've inked distressed & rubbed everything to an inch of its life lol. I love this stamp & it really did seem perfect for this theme I thought. Another card with no colouring OMG lol & I've used 3 stamps for this card.

The first stamp is the postcard one which I really cant remember where I got it from but I really love this stamp. I stamped it with brown memento then inked it with vintage photo, distressed the edges then inked it again around the edges. The lace is from my fabric box & I just tied it in a bow & stuck a black feather behind the beady thingy's & of course the hat pin........Marilyn Monroe likes her bling!!

The ticket is also a stamp which had the same treatment. I then layered it up on some corrugated card which has been battered & inked & painted & had edges brassed a little lol.

The stamp is of course 'marilyn Monroe Sitting' from Stampsmith which you can get from Crafts & Me Store they are out of stock at the mo but Teresa does have the one where she has her dress flying.
To make it look vintage I made sure not to overload it with ink & stamped it on photo card. I sanded bits & then I added 'Crackle' accents but I didnt want it thick so I rubbed it over the image with my finger & then left to dry which didnt take long as its only a thin layer. I love how its turned out actually.
The mat I 've put it on is one of my new nesties I cut out using black card then put white chalk paint around the edge & rubbed it so you could still see the black & then heated ambossed it.
Papers altho you can barely see them are 'Paris Nights' by GCD. The doily is from my stash.
Bit of a different card for me but you know I dont like to stick to a style.......& I just love my embellies & vintage certianly needs it bellies & lace lol.
Hop along to the challenge blog cus the girls have made stunners again.
Teresa has the fabulous deco stamps back in stock, I ordered mine yesterday lol she also has new stampsmith ones in as well which are just fab so pop yourself over here for some r&r.
Cant wait see your creations this week.
Thank you soooooo much for popping in I sooooo appreciate it you all rock mmwah
Tatty bye for now............
Challenges I'm Entering...... - Recycling (corrugated cardboard from a box) - Pile It On (think there is about 7 layers lol)

Edited to add.....Will be back later to tell you my fantastic news!!!

Tuesday 26 April 2011

I Will Love You Always.......all ways....

Good evening my lovely friends how are you all? I hope you all had a lovely day. The weather has been gorgeous up here again there was quite a few on the beach its been lovely & warm again.
I've inked up another stamp tonight......get me yet another un-used stamp had the tasting of memento....they loved it lol!!!
I stamped the image with brown memento & stamped a sentiment that came with these stamps underneath & left it at that, cus of the colours of the card it just seemed to suit it....I'm having withdrawal from not colouring now tho lol. I then cut it out using a round nestie.

The charm I made myself using silver jump rings & a glass love heart bead from my jewellery stash. The love heart doily is from my stash.

The hat pin I made myself using swarovski crystal beads.
Flowers & scalloped card from Crafty Emma's Store . The 2 heather stem flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I've also been asked what glue I use & the 2 main glues I use are these they are fab for all my layers as I only use double sided tape on the paper then once its on the matting card I then use glue so I know everything is secure. I also use it for the ribbon,  flowers & embellishments.

I followed a sketch for the front but inside I just did it complimentary. The lace is from my stash but it came with dark pink ribbon going through so I replaced it with the pastel pink with the brown edge which I think I got from Crafty Ribbons.

Pink & brown A4 card used for matting. The papers are from Bearly Mine Designs from the 'Love Dreams' collection.
Well thats it from me for tonight will be back tomorrow with my Crafts & Me DT card.
Thank you sooooo much for stopping by it really does mean a lot, I love you guys mmwah.
Take care & keep on smiling.
Challenges I'm Entering......

Tatty bye my lovelies xoxoxoxox

Monday 25 April 2011

Coffee Time........

Good evening all my lovelies hope you've all had a lovely bank holiday weekend. It was sunny all day here today altho this afternoon that breeze turned rather cool.........altho it dried all my bedding so I shouldnt complain.
Well tonight I have followed a fabulous sketch, this I really enjoyed & if ever I'm stuck for a layout I will be using this again...everything just flowed together. Now the stamp I'm using I didnt think I had so a couple of weeks ago I ordered it & what do you know I do already have it......yep so at least you know 1 of the stamps that will be in my candy lol.
Here she is.........

This is 'Coffee Time' & she is one of the manga girls from Sugar Nellie at Funky Kits. Altho I hate coffee, I'm a tea drinker, black, strong & no sugar lol. I still love these manga's I will have the full collection 1 day lol.....I'm nearly there lol.

The card is made with A4 card & for the edge I used my WOJ heart die.....I love these. The twill sentiment is from Crafts & Me.

For the inside I used the sketch as well I just replaced the buttons for card candy which with the bakers twine I got from Crafty Emma's Store.

To colour her I used Copics.
E00 E21 E11 R20
E33 E50 E51 E31 E35
R46 & R59. Not many used for this.
The crocheted flower I made myself & added a button to the middle. I experimented with 2 different coloured wool, I'm getting brave & adventurous lol. The buttons are all from my stash

The lace & the twill ribbon is from my stash. The paper is the gorgeous Marianne Design A4 pad
'Roses are Red' which really is sooooo beautiful. The deep red A4 card for matting & A4 card for the card base are from Papermill Direct.
Well thats it from I'm off to link this up at the Sugar Bowl & then will be hopping around to see you all.
Thank you soooooo much for the lovely comments you left on my last card, actually thank you for all the comments you leave on my cards you are all awesome & I loves ya to bits mmwah.
Tatty bye for now my lovelies, take care & keep on smiling.
Challenges I'm Entering........ - Fabulous Sketch & Use Buttons

Sunday 24 April 2011

Candy Winner & a bit of hanglar

Good evening my lovelies hope you are all having a fabulous easter sunday.  I have a wee quickie card for you but first I'm going to announce the winner my my wee candy. Thank you to everyone that entered.
The candy looks to be travelling to South Africa as the randomy-thingy-ma-bib pulled out..........
Thank you sweetie if you could e-mail me with your postal address & I will post it on Tuesday.
Well I think I've just about got everything ready for my anniversary candy I've even got a few bits ready for my next candy on my birthday in organised am I?? lol

Anyway onto my card. Have you heard that the fabulous delicious babies that they call hAnglar & stAnglar are available on their website?....ooooh I was so excited then when I got over there the only sets they had left instock I had already. So I waited a few days & then my sailor babies came back in stock so I stamped them up last night & I had to use this one as I think this could be my fave hanglar of all of them.

Isnt she adorable? The gorgeous paper actually comes in this shape I just cut around it & layered it up on some Turquoise card, added some lace & then glued that to the scalloped 6x6 card base....see it really is a simple card.

This paper truly is beautiful I'm going have to get another pad just for stroking purposes cus I shed quite a few tears cutting into this. I won £10 from Bunny Zoes so I got a couple of paper packs & of course some more lace....this one is from my stash. The paper is 'madeline' by Prima mine is the A4 pad but I cant seem to find it in the store so its the link for the 6x6 instead.

A beautiful crochet flower with a blue paper rose in the centre, a feather behind it & a hat pin with a glass bead. 
Here she close up, she is coloured with Copics.
E00 E21 E11 R20
E33 E50 51
E13 E31 E37
B0000 B000 B60 B45 B32

All gems & feather from my stash. Hat pin made with my jewellery stash. The crochet flower I made myself I was up really early this morn so decided to practice with some wool & a hook.....yayyyyy I did it I even made 2 tone colour ones I feel so you could be seeing a few of these lol.
The blue rose & scalloped card is from Crafty Emma's Store.
Well thats it from me peeps thank you for popping by I soooo appreciate it.
I would also like to welcome my new followers thank you sooooo much I hope you like what you see in my little crafting world......if so grab a cuppa & a piece of cake & have a looks around lol.

Enjoy the rest of this easter weekend loves ya all mmwah
Toodles xoxoxox
Challenges I'm Entering...... - Favourite Stamp (my newest & now my fave)