My Lovely Friends

Saturday 7 September 2013

My Crafty Heart DT Card - Heart Key Marci

Hello my lovelies how are you all? I'm running mega late today so am gonna get on, but first I will say thank you so much for all your lovely comments especially about Arjay, I'm so proud of him!!

Anyhoo's I'm here with my DT card for My Crafty Heart & I've also used a digi image from La La Land Crafts............I have a few of these but sadly neglect them & forget about them :0(

I have used 'Heart Key Marci' & teamed her up with the NEW yummy gorgeous 'Messy Head' papers by 7 Dots Studio. Let me tell you this pad is LUSH!! I've machine stitched the papers & inked the edges with Pumice Stone.

The sentiment is also from the pad & I added a bulldog clip with a touch of gesso. I added a key charm to some chain from my stash & attached it to the lace bow & added a Prima Lilac Flower to it.

The flowers are from WOC & I added MB 'Gwyneth Flourish' die which is lush,  I also heat embossed it with 3 different 

'Heart Key Marci' has been coloured with copics. Colours used are below.
E11, E21, E00, E000, R20 - Skin
E49, E47, E44, E41 - Hair
V99, V95, V93, V91, V000 - Dress & Hair Bows
C3, C1, C00 - Socks
R39, R37, R35, W5 - Key
W7, W5, W3, W1 - Shoes
E53, E51, E50, N7, N5 - Background & Floor

I made a scroll using scrap from the paper I used. The frame Marci is on is of course Spellbinders 
'Floral Oval' which also got the Fran-Tage treatment. I've used my MS punch around the page for the card frame. The 2 laces I've used are from my stash.

Teresa has extended her fabulous offer of the week so get on over & grab a bargain............25% off ALL Memory Box Dies...........ready steady...........go shopping!!!!

Will catch up with you laters my lovelies, thank you so much for stopping by.
Squishy hugs to all.
Tatty bye mmwah

Friday 6 September 2013

My Grandson Arjay & A Card Using The First Stamp I ever Brought

Hello everyone how are you all? Its extremely wet & miserable here by the North Sea...........I'm gonna need my brolly to go into my craft room today.

Now today I have a couple of pics of my grandson Arjay & a card to show you that I made using the very first rubber stamp I brought when I first started crafting.
First one I will show you is the most gorgeous one & that is of course Arjay...........
This was taken last week at mine, this is the day after he came out of hospital. Mammy & daddy had a very important appointment so I was baby-sitting :0)

The tube you see is his oxygen as his lungs are not quite strong enough yet. Would you believe he now weighs 8lb 5oz........... bit of difference to the 3lb birth weight lol. Isn't he just gorgeous, I just want to smother him in kisses & snuggles ;0)

Ok now onto my card that will be a LOT less gorgeous of course...........
This of course is 'Daisy' by Elisabeth Bell for Sugar Nellie. The first stamps I ever brought were 3 Sugar Nellie ones, this one & 2 Manga ones. I actually thought Sugar Nellie was a sweet when I first heard of them, thats how new I was to crafting lol.
This however is my most favourite stamp in all of my whole collection.

The papers are from the gorgeous Maja Design 'Sofiero' Collection & I machine stitched them all & added gesso here & there. They also got distressed & inked.  The lace is from my stash & I also added 'Cheese Cloth' & added little touches of Gesso to that as well.
Daisy has been coloured with my Distress Markers & the sky I did with chalk. The little white love heart I made myself with plaster & added a touch of Gesso.

All the flowers are from WOC.  I added Pearls from my stash & a 'Shabby Bark Heart' with added Gesso to it. The white frame I also made (I've been neglecting my moulds so made these a few weeks ago) the sentiment is from one of my wood block stamps. The pin is a Jenni Bowlin pin from MCH.

Well as Bugs Bunny says 'That's all from me folks'............I will be back in the morning with my DT card for MCH. I'm at the hairdressers in the morning with Megan we are are having a girly morning getting our hairs done. I'm having a whole new look, yep getting bored & time for a change lol.

Thanks for stopping by it means the world.
Squishy hugs to all mmwah

Thanks for the comments yesterday. My lace storage idea came from this gorgeous blog here. She has something similar in her header. I do have one of those type but I want that stay in my living room ;0)

Challenges I'm Entering..............
The Sugar Bowl - Anything Goes

Wednesday 4 September 2013

Another Male Card & Some Lacey Storage

Hello all my lovelies out there. I'm sorry I've been missing in action but my little grandson finally came home last week so I took some time off from crafting & blogging & spent it with the family. We also had Payton for a few days so mam & dad could settle with Arjay. He is still on oxygen & requires quite a bit of looking after but he's doing really well, so proud of him ;0)

Anyhoo's remember when I said I had made 2 male cards, well here is the other & this was just for fun, I was playing around lol.
I have a bit of Elvis Presley, this image is a freebie & if you pop onto my Pinterest board you will see it in 'Free Printables'.

The papers are the fab Prima 'Engraver' & the ticket I also cut from the pad. I also cut the ruler bit from a sheet of the paper & stuck it to the side for added dimension.
All the papers have been stitched on my machine.
I love the colour tones of this photo.

I added some burlap from my stash, some screw type brads & the sentiment is a Cats Life one I think.

 Now I thought I would start showing you some of my storage before I reveal the new craft room, sort of a teaser I suppose lol. Now my new craft room I didnt want just a craft room, I wanted prettiness, inspiring, warm & welcoming. I certainly didnt want sterile & boring lol.
This large glass thingy lol I have had for years & it was in the passage way on my large unit as a decoration. (I lurve glass decorations) Anyhoo's I thought as I have quite a few others I would pinch this one for my hobbit (craft room) & store a few of my laces.
Excuse the plaster moulds drying in the background lol, they are not normally there. The basket at the side I sprayed & that keeps all my lace offcuts that are too short to roll on anything lol.
In the glass I used dolly pegs & vintage looking reels to put my lace onto & secured them with small pins.
I didnt want to keep it plain looking so I went to my favourite site & used this sign & printed it off onto water decal & slid it on my glass. The site many of you will know, it is of course 'The Graphics Fairy' & there are also lots of her freebies on her Pinterest Board. This is just for a few of my laces just to add some prettiness to my room, she sits beautifully on top of that pine dresser. Yes thats the pine dresser I brought cheap, it got the Vicky treatment lol,  but I will show you it properly another time ;0) There is something else to go on top of the dresser but its not quite finished & its something from the graphics fairy again. If you have never checked out her site............OMGoodness what rock have you been hiding under, this gal rocks........totally awesome.........its my most go to site on the internet..........yep better than shopping ;0)

Okie dokie I will go now but I will post piccies of Arjay very soon, he is getting big now & he's so gorgeous.

I'm gonna enter my glass thingy into BRAG MONDAY as its the first time I've done this & well............well I'm canny proud of it ;0)

Thanks for popping in my lovelies, tatty bye. Squishy hugs to all mmwah

Unfortunately I dont know any Elvsis fans :0(