My Lovely Friends

Friday 4 January 2013

Vintage Mothers Day

Hello my lovelies how are you all today? 
I'm here today with a card I made a couple of days ago when I saw my lovely teamies card for
 Live & Love Crafts Challenge. She inspired me sooooooooo much I made a card straight away, couldnt blog it til today though cus of DT commitments.
I made a Mother's Day card for my step-mum, check how organised I am I even ordered her present online after I finished the new year resolution so far is going well ;0)
Hubster brought me loads of vintage-y items for crimbo, Pion & Maja papers etc. I love vintage, vintage & shabby chic or french chic actually............I would have a home full of this sort of stuff.

Antique brass corner, the postcard I cut out of 'Memories' paper & distressed the edges just a little bit. I made a double bow with seam binding & crinkled it so it didnt look new & added a cabochon I made myself. I added 'Lace' & some gorgeous 'Organza Trim', 2 WOC flowers, the berries are Magnolia & a 'White Poppy' at the bottom.

I added a Tim Holtz paper clip to the postcard & I also added 'Pearl String' to the flowers.

The papers I've used are all Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics,  1932 (you can see some of it under the bow), 1903 & 1905, they have all been inked as well. The image is Pion 'Ladies' from Grandma's Attic range, I got quite a few of these, they are lush. I also attached Pearl Trim around the edge of the image. There is also a small doily from my stash in there somewhere lol & I added a Scalloped Pearl to the corner.

Well thats all from me, as always click on the words in red & they will take you straight to that item ;0)

Thank you lovelies for stopping by I really do appreciate it. See you soon ;0)
Tatty bye for now xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

My bulbs have finally arrived so my pics after today will be back to normal woooooo hoooooooo

Challenges I'm Entering.............
Live & Love Crafts Challenge - Something Old (My old ingredient is the Paper Clip, I've had it forever & I went vintage )

Thursday 3 January 2013

Saturated Canary DT Card - Sing To Me

Hello my lovelies how are you all? 
I am here today with my Saturated Canary card, yes its a new challenge & this time its my turn to choose a theme. Now for those who know me you will know that after my family my biggest love is music & my theme is..............
..............make something inspired by a song, how easy is that. Now Jan & Feb are busy birthday months for me & I have my step-brothers in 3 weeks time so this is for him. He goes fishing with hubster & is his fave hobby. So I went with a bit of fun for this challenge.........
The song that inspired this is the new internet sensation, the singing fish market man who sings
'ONE POUND FISH' - Muhammad Shahid Nazir lol
The video is below, if you want a laugh then click play. Its one I wont have on my cd but you just gotta laugh at
The papers are Websters 'Yacht Club' & I've added a button, which is from MME, sssh we wont tell him its a christmas button ;0)

I have added seagulls, cus where I live we always have seagulls. The sentiment I made myself & then curved & inked it. The hook is a sticker from.............erm cant

6x6 Card Blank is from my stash & I added Jute Fabric across the centre.

The image of course is by Krista 'I Got This Boys' & is a digi image which you can of course get instantly from her shop Saturated Canary for that instant yummy fix.

I have to say I think I giglled my ass off the whole time I made this card, it was fun lol. I'm sure my brother-in-law will like................anything to do with fishing he likes & of course he will enjoy the added humour.

Thank you all so much for Payton's birthday wishes yesterday & our new baby news the day before lol. Thank you for all of your lovely comments you all totally rock. Will be round to see you all soon, take care my lovelies
Tatty bye mmwah xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Wednesday 2 January 2013

Happy 1st Birthday

Hello my lovelies so sorry I'm late today in between sorting out the van which got towed to the garage today & then finally getting a courtesy car delivered to us this afternoon.
Anyway it is my grandaughter's 1st Birthday today Happy Birthday Payton darling......
I cant believe she is a year old already, it doesn't seem so long ago I was telling you about her time flies by........ Anyway I thought I would show you the birthday card & me & gramps that I made........although at this point it doesnt have the sentiment......
I have used one of my favourite Elisabeth Bell stamp, I so love this little girl & when I look at her I see Payton as she gets that little bit older ;0)

Sorry again for the poop pics..........its killing me :0( I have used lace & seam binding from my stash.

This is 'Sweet Cheeks' by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD & I coloured her in copics. I coloured her with dark hair as we think she will be like her daddy, blonde from the start leading to very dark.
E13, E21, E00, E000, E0000, R22, R20
E29, E27 E25, E21
R85, R83, R81, RV10, RV000
Shading done with prisma pencils & also added Pearl Dots around the image.

Paper I used is Magnolia Apples & Cherries '50's Icecream' & Once Upon A Time 'Pink Starlit', I've had these for soooooo long. I've also inked the edges. I made a double bow with seam binding & attached a  Scalloped Pearl to the centre. Added a chipboard numer 1 & added a few flowers, tried to keep them to a min ;0)

Here is the real sweet thing of the day.............
Payton on her new bike what her mammy & daddy got her, they put it in the car so we could see her on it. We should have gone theirs today but we have no way of getting Natalie over there :0(
This is her daddy bring her up the drive-way, isn't that bike darn cute, they arrived the same time as our courtesy car lol. Thats Craig sorting out the paperwork with the bloke who delivered it. Its not the one with the boot open although I would rather drive that one, thats Ben's car. 

So we now have transport for pooping to shops etc we just cant go out as a family cus Natalie cant travel in it. Never mind though its only until next week.

Well thats it from me I will be round to see you all later, I did some last night but then something happened to my blog & blogger took it off until I verified it today. Its never done that before.
Anyway thank you so much for stopping by it means the world. See you all laters my lovelies mmwah
Tatty bye xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Tuesday 1 January 2013

Papertake Weekly GDT - Anything Goes

Hello my lovelies HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!! May 2013 bring peace, happiness, good health & lots of love to you all. Well 1 year ago today Megan was in slow labour with my grandaughter, now a year later I can tell you she is expecting my next grandchild wooooo hooooooo. Yes my new year has started fantastic I am sooooooooooo excited to have another grandchild on the way, this one wasnt planned but they are still happy & excited.

Anyhoo onto my post which is my GDT for Papertake Weekly & this week the challenge is....
.........nice easy one to start the new year ;0)
I have used a fabulous Manga type image that was free, I found this through my fab teamie Wenda over at CME, there was loads of awesome ones!!!! This one is 'Venus Goth' & from an artist called Sureya.

I have added a Marianne corner, fab distressed 'Storm Cloud' seam binding & a butterfly cabochon from my stash.

I coloured this fab image with copics........
E13, E21, E00, E000, R22, R20
N7, N5, N3, N1 & Black & White prisma pencils
B97, B95, B93, B91
I also did the white lengths with white gel pen & the laces I did with a blue Stabilo pen.
I soooooooooo enjoyed colouring this & I have a lot more ;0)
Added a gorgeous Prima Flower, a Joy Crafts die cut in half, some antique bronze chain & a key charm, which I cant remember where it was from at the mo :0(

The paper is Glitz 'Vintage Blue' which is on sale at the moment at My Crafty Heart, I inked the edges with dark blue ink & matted onto pale grey card to match the grey tones in the image & papers ;0) Added a couple of Melissa Frances pearls to the corners.

Sorry for the poor photo's I'm really struggling with my lamps, I do have bulbs on order & I made sure to order extra for spares lol. Will be so glad when they are delivered!!

Pop on over to Papertake Weekly to see the other fabulous creations that all the ladies have created.

Thank you for the birthday wishes yesterday, we had a fabulous day. Although our van ended up off the road, hubster went the chemist to pick up Natalie's meds & the power steering went while he was out, was lucky not to crash. RAC came out & the power steering pump is broke so needs a new one, unfortunately cus its new year we have to wait until tomorrow. We are all house bound until then as the van is needed for Natalie's wheelchair so we cant take her anywhere :0(

Anyhoos never mind once cleaning is done I have an excuse to craft ;0) Will be round to you all soon I did half last night but I am catching up with you all. Thankyou as always for stopping by mmwah xxxx

Monday 31 December 2012

My Crafty Heart DT Card - Blowing Hearts

Hello my lovelies how are you all? Well 22 years ago today I was lying in a hospital bed after giving birth prematurely to my son, he wasn't due til Febuary but New years Eve he decided was his time to come. Although he had a struggle to pull through he did & today he is 22 years old, it goes so quickly I remember it like it was yesterday. I'm soooooooooo proud of him, he has grown into a fine young man.

Anyway here I am with My Crafty Heart DT card, a little bit late but here eventually
I've used one of my new Magnolia's from the latest collection, these came christmas & I had packed everything away........I was still excited that hubster had got them for me though :0)

I have added Prima flowers & added stickles to them, a Marianne Tiny flower, a Marianne Leaves.

The lace is from my stash & the heart is from a MS punch. Added a Prima Papillons, I love these they are sooooooo pretty.

This Magnolia is called 'Tilda Blowing Hearts' & she was coloured with copics.
E13, E21, E00, E000, E000, R22, R20 - Skin
E29, E27, E23, E21  - Hair
C2, C0, C00 - Top
R85, R83, R81, RV10 - Dungarees
R29 - Hearts
C5, C3, C2, C0, C00 - Shoes
I've added stickles to the hearts.

Added a Marianne Corner & inked with cant remember lol, also added Melissa Frances Pearls.......The papers are the gorgeous 
Prima 'Romance Novel' & I've inked all the edges. Inside is decorated to compliment the front as always.

Ingredients used..................
Magnolia ' Tilda Blowing Hearts' - Sir Stamp A Lot
Prima 'Romance Novel' - MCH
Prima Flowers - MCH
Melissa Frances Pearls - MCH
Stardust Stickles - MCH
Marianne Corner die - MCH
Marianne Tiny Flower die - MCH
Marianne Leaf die - MCH
Prima Papillon - MCH

Thats all from me I will catch up with you all later when the birthday celebrations are over. My grandaughter has fell asllep in my arms while i've been doing this, wonder if she got bored lol.

Thank you for stopping by & I hope you have a lovely New Years Eve.

Tatty bye my lovelies xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sunday 30 December 2012

Copic Marker Europe DT Card

Hello everyone hope everyone had a lovely christmas with their loved ones. Ours was fabulous, loved every minute of it & Payton absolutely loved it, she loved opening her pressies & loved seeing what pressies she had.
My blog has been quiet cus I decided to have some time off & enjoy the whole of christmas with my family & not worry about crafting or blogging. I did start some blogging boxing day from my kindle whilst in bed but it was only a bit, I so enjoyed the time off though ;0)

Anyway I thought I would start my first post back with my CME card, this is my 1st card for them & boy am I nervous, my 1st card of 2012 for them & also my last of 2012 lol how weird does that sound lol. Now this card I coloured up before christmas.
The papers I think are older Pink Paislee 12x12, I've had them a couple of years but I love the vintage-ness to them.

This is the inside I added pockets each side, one side to hold a cd (this is not the one I'm sending this is one hubster brought me just before crimbo, I lurve clubbng music) the other side I put tags inside the pocket, one with a sentiment & the other for me to write my message on.

Lace I cant remember where I got it tbh. I've used a Joy Crafts die for the corner & inked it with walnut di.

The tags I cut out using my WOJ tag die. The sentiment is a Penny Black one which is now on special.

I have used one of my older Magnolia's as they have been very neglected, 'Tilda singing carols'.
I have coloured her in copics then added snowtex to look like it was snowing & to add to the vintage look I heat embossed her, cracked it then inked to make it look older.

Added Marianne 'Poinsettia' & 'Holly' to the front & added specks of snowtex.

Colours of copics used...............

Skin - E13, E21, E00, E000, E0000, R22, R20
Hair - E29, E25, E23, E21
Coat - R39, R37, R35 & French Grey prisma for added depth
Boots - C7, C5, C3, C1

Well thats it for me I will be back tomorrow with my MCH DT card, which has a new stamp on that hubster got me for christmas. 
I will be round to see you all as soon as humanly possible lol. Thank you so much for stopping by it means the world to me.
Tatty bye mmwah, take care my lovelies xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx