My Lovely Friends

Wednesday 30 January 2013

Crafts & Me Challenges DT Card & Poorly hubster ;0)

Hello again my lovelies, back again this time with my Crafts & Me DT Card. I will put the update about my hubster at the end of the post, maybe even a piccy lol.
Anyway the lovely talented Sara has moved over to the rubbah team..........wooo hooooooo thats girl is so talented I tell ya..........pop on over if you dont believe me ;0)
Anyway Sara has set an easy peasy theme this week of............
FAVOURITE EMBELLISHMENT have seen how much of my foofiness I like how do I narrow something down to my fave!!
Well, its easy............add them all........well nearly ;0)

I have used 'Genevieve' by Hannah Lynn & went also with my fave colours, blue & brown.
Copic colours............
E13, E21, EOO, E000, E0000, R20
E29, E27, E23, E21
B97, B95, B93, B91
BOO & B000 & Bleder for background

I've used my Spellbinders 'Frame' & finally used the inside die as well, its only took 2 years lol. The blue oblong is the smaller die & the insert I made into a tag & stamped a 'Sentiment' on in 'Brown Memento'.

I've added 'Fresh Foliage' die but cut it in half to spread apart further............this is def gonna be one of my fave dies, I love it!!!!!! Also added Prima flower. The pearls were from my secret santa ;0)

I've added a gorgeous 'Circle Ornament' & attached a charm hanging from it & a beautiful 'Pearl Centre' I soooooooooooo love these, they really are soooo pretty!!! Cant remember where the angel charm is from.

The gorgeous papers are MME 'Paris & Co' & I've inked all the edges.

I also decorated inside as always & added Marianne 'Corners'. All the die cuts I cut from Dark Brown A4 card from my stash. I coloured the stamped image with copics & added pearl dots to her gloves with my Pearl Pen.
So my favourite embellishment is ALL OF THE ABOVE lol......I lurve all embellishments, my faves are pearls, flowers (of any kind), die-cuts........actually this could go on & on lol.

Now for the update on my hubster, well its been a long day & he ended up needing surgery, he had his operation this afternoon. He had shattered 2 bones, so they have inserted pins & wraped wire around the bones & pins to try keep it all in place, because the bones are thin in the hand they could slip & move & his hand wont heal. He cant use his hand at all & he's got to be extremely careful he doesn't knock it............he is feeling rather poop bless him.
Here he is resting & trying to look miserable lol.... I've brought the pillow off our bed for him to rest his arm on.
Tbh I'm rather lost without him as it takes 2 people to care for Natalie as she weighs nearly 9 stone, thats a lot of dead weight to dress & change a nappy & get into the wheelchair & Craig always does it with me & does the lifting so this next few weeks are gonna be hectic & tiring lol, however his health comes first & foremost. He is a fantastic hubster & is always willing to help with anything, he truly is my other half & I love him sooooooooo much.

I had everyone over for tea tonight as they were worried about him & wanted to see him, so I made home-made soup for cheered him up a bit ;0)

Well I'm gonna go & catch up with reading my comments & emails & try reply to all of them, if not tonight then I will tomorrow. I've still got a canny bit of DT work catch up with but I really will try my VERY best to catch up with you all asap.
Thank you sooooooo much for stopping by & welcome to my new followers thank you so so much for joining me, I am truly honoured. If you leave a comment I will come over & pay you a visit to thank you personally & also to follow you ;0)

Tatty bye lovelies mmwah xxxxxxxxxxxx

Papertake Weekly GDT Card

Hello my lovelies how are you all? I'm sooooooooooo sorry I'm late with this & with my other DT cards that were due today. Last night was spent in A&E as my hubster tripped over one of Paytons toys in the passage way & smashed his hand into the wall...........ouch!! Anyway he's badly broken his left hand, there are a few bones broke & we've got go back today when hopefully the swelling has gone down & see a surgeon cus he may need an operation & have pins put in. Trouble is he's left handed so there is loads he cant manage now bless him.

Anyway I thought I would quickly pop on with my last GDT for Papertake Weekly which this time is a faberooney sketch. Again I've done a different image & gone with some sweet suger this time ;0)
I went with this oh so cute Sugar Nellie 'Bebe' from the Simply Adorable digi range.

The lace is from my stash & I used some more of that gorgeous 'Pleated Tulle' trim. Made a bow with ribbon from my stash & added the gorgeous Prima 'Zipper Pulls' I lurve these I really do!!

I have also decorated inside as always, click on the pic for a larger view.

I lightened the digi image & placed a verse over the top of it to also add inside to the top part of the card. Excuse the wet glue look I took the photo before the glue had dried............ooops!!
I love this verse though!!

The 'Sweet Dreams' sticker is from my stash which I brought when I first started crafting, I think its K&Co!
The ribbon thingy-ma-jig is off a tag off something I've brought Payton, I've got a few as I keep them, they are cute ;0)

I have used scraps of paper for this card, I think they are Fancy Pants............I think lol. I matted onto blue card, added a 'Doily' & some MF 'Pearls'. I have really enjoyed this sketch its been a long time since I followed a sketch.

Thank you soooooooooo much for stopping by, I will catch up with you all later as much as I can & catch up with emails & read my comments from yesterdays post.

Right I better get a wriggle on & take hubs up the hospital now to see this surgeon, wish him luck please my lovelies. I told him there was an easier way of getting out of the decorating............he didnt need go this far ;0) I do most of it anyway luckily & the wallpapering only I do that, I wont let hubs do it.............its my job!!

Tatty bye, take care & watch out for dangerous toys & walls ;0)

I would also like to thank the super fabulous girls over at Papertake Weekly for having me this last 2 months, I've really enjoyed working with you all. Thank you lovelies mmwah xxxxxxxxx

Tuesday 29 January 2013

Deep Ocean Challenge GDT Card

Hello my lovelies how are you all? I'm gonna try make this a quick post as I'm about to go out get paint & stuff, my wallpaper came yesterday so I can start decorating. Half the bungalow needs doing, except the bedrooms & 1 of the bathrooms, although Natalie's I'm doing again cus I dont like it anymore lol, I get bored lol.

Ok so the lovely & so so darn talented Franz asked me a while ago if I would be Guest Designer for Deep Ocean Challenge, of course I said yes. Their theme this week is.........
I'm trying to use a lot more different images so you dont get bored seeing the same kind of image all the time & also ink up more rubber ;0)
I thought I would design something different & came up with this.

Inside is a tag.

The front I've used 'Henry', hubster got me this stamp for my 1st crafting christmas & on the other side is a poem I found on the internet.

Sticker thingies from my stash. Isnt that tulle & rose trim just gorgeous!!!!!

A collage of all the elements.

I fussy cut the image & propped it up on foam squares & of course added lace from my stash.

A pic of with & without the tag inside.

I will try my best to remember come back add links later but I will do a quick ingredients list....
Whiff Of Joy stamp - Crafts & Me (not sure if Teresa still has it in)
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Tulle Trim & Rose Trim - Live & Love Crafts
Bo Bunny 'Gabrielle' papers - My Crafty Heart
Melissa Frances Pearls - My Crafty Heart

Right I better go I will be back later with my 2nd post for today for Papertake Weekly, I will hopefully have more time with that one lol.
Thank you sooooooooo much for stopping by & will catch up with you all laters.
Tatty bye xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sunday 27 January 2013

Simply Magnolia GDT - Love Is In The Air

Hello my lovelies how are you? Well we had quite a bit of snow again the other day then last night it rained all night so washed it all away ;0) Today we have beautiful sunshine.
Anyhho's I'm here today with a GDT card for Simply Magnolia I was sooooooo thrilled to be asked to be GDT........thank you sooooooooo much girls.
The fabulous theme is............
Which means they want to see hearts, your creation has to be in the shape of a heart. I decided to decorate one of my wooden heart plaques I've had for a while..........unfortunately Mr Mojo disagreed but never mind.........
I have used Magnolia 'With Love - Rose Romance'  & inked the edges & slightly distressed in places.

Added some 'Cheese Cloth' & pretty 'Pearl Hearts' & cut a heart out using my MS punch.

All the fowers are from WOC & the 'Scalloped Edge Pearls' are. I made up 2 little scrolls using some tickets. 

I made a bow with pink seam binding & attached it to a 'Heart' tag & attached a 'Love Hanger' which I painted white with Gesso. The foam letters are from my stash.

The fabulous cheeky image is 'Bonny Tilda' from the latest 'With Love' Magnolia collection. As always I coloured her with copics.........
E13, E21, E00, E000, E0000, R20
E29, E27, E23, E21
YR24, Y26, Y21
Grey Prisma pencil & 'Stickles' on the wings.
Background was done in B00, B000, BOOOO & I added 'Pearl Dots' using my Pearl Pen.

I made a handle with silver wire & threaded Ivory pearls on it to add to the girly look. Hat pin is also from my stash. The whole hear5t was also painted with White Gesso before decorating ;0)

Pop on over to see the fabulous creations the other ladies did. I would like to say a HUGE thank you for all your lovely comments on my last card, they really did mean soooooooooo much to me mmwah...

Well I'm slowly catching up with you all, I will be around later to the rest of you my lovelies. We are at Ben & Megans for tea today mmmmmm, day of rest cooking wise for me, unless I get pursuaded to bake cakes lol. I have to say its fab having them live sooooooooo close to us now, 58 houses away they cool is that!!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by & hope you are all having a lovely weekend.
Tatty bye xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Challenges I'm Entering............
Magnolia Down Under - Wings (missed last weeks challenge :0(