My Lovely Friends

Saturday 15 February 2014

Time For Magnolia Challenge GDT Card

Good morning everyone how are you all? Hope you all had a fabulous valentine, or if you are celebrating over the weekend then hope you enjoy it. Did you get spoilt? I got tedd'es, choccy, roses & a few other little bits which I adore ;0)

Anyhoo's today I'm here with a Guest Design card for Time For Magnolia Challenge, super honoured that they chose me to be guest & of course I jumped at the chance. The theme is super easy....
Tilda Only really its anything goes as long as there is a Tilda on there, NO Edwins allowed peeps!!
The papers are both Magnolia & I cant remember what they are called, will be back later to edit though lol. They have been inked & machine stitched. They were cut using my Go- Kreate die.

All the flowers are WOC from Live & Love Crafts. The leaves are made with Magnolia Doo-Hickey 'Sprawling Ferns'.

The uber gorgeous lace is 'Moulin Rouge' I may have cried cutting this, its so pretty I've been stroking it since I got it lol, I alos added another pretty white one underneath form LLC. I also added a 'Crown Sphere' pin.....super gorgeous!!! I added Magnolia Doo-Hickey 'So Wrapped Lovely' & stamped Magnolia postage stamp on it & added a Tag sentiment from LOTV.

I have masked 'Tilda With Spring Heart' from the latest collection with 'Flower Cloud' from the With Love 2013 collection. I coloured them with Distress Markers which you can get at Bunny Zoes. I also added Stickles to the flowers & parts of the cloud.

You can just see a bit of Magnolia's 'Lovely Fence' peeking out behind the flowers, I also added the 'Cat' from Magnolia's 'Paris Nights' die. The bingo card & love sentiment are Whimsy which I got a long time ago from Bunny Zoes. The 'Bark Heart' & metal 'Love' clip are from LLC. The pink doilies & pink seam binding are from my stash. I also added white gesso here & there.

Well thats it from me I still have my gorgeous grandchildren, so am running a little late this morning as I forgot schedule it, sorry :0(
Thank you Chantal soooooo much for asking me be GDT it was an honour. 

Hope you will join along in the fabulous challenge lovelies, pop along here to see the DT's super creations.

Thank you for stopping by, hope you all have a good weekend.
Tatty bye mmwah xxxxxxxxx

Challenges I'm Entering.............
Magnolia-licious Challenge - Pretty In Pink
Simply Magnolia - Vintage Valentine

Friday 14 February 2014

Happy Valentine's Day

Hello everyone 'Happy Valentine's Day' hope you all have a lovely one, its all about sharing love with your loved ones, partners & children.........we all deserve love!!
We havnt planned anything for tonight as we wanted Ben & Megan to have a good valentines night so we are having our grandchildren. They are going out for a meal & Ben has planned a couple of other things as a complete surprise for her ;0) 

Anyhoos I thought I would show you the card I made for my hubster. Its another CAS style card, I know check me out I'm making a few of these lately arn't I lol. I brought this paper pad especially from Bunny Zoes to make hubby's card, love it!!!!
The gorgeous paper pad I used is the new MME 'Cupid's Arrow No. 14' its full of gorgeous colours perfect for male or female..........

I cut 2 hearts out of the paper using my spellbinder set & placed a co-ordinating paper underneath. For the centre I just cut several hearts out of red cardstock & layered them up, they look awesome IRL. I stitched around the paper twice, once with black thread, then again with white thread & matted onto black card.

This is the inside, the ribbon sentiment I cut from some East Of India ribbon from my stash. I really love this paper, these sheets were perfect for inside. Machine stitched with white thread & matted onto red cardstock.

I cut another sheet the same in half & edged the cardstock with my MS punch to make a pocket. The bottom sheet co-ordinated with the lower sheet on the front.

I added 5 tags inside, only 4 are shown here. I used Magnolia Doo-Hickey 'So Wrapped Lovely' & added little sentiments that are in the pad, I folded them over the tops. I have shown one tag blank before I write on it. Sorry but the others are erm............well for hubsters eyes only, they are not for the innocent lol. He will certainly keep & use the tickets lol.

I enjoyed making this card & am actually quite proud of it, let me tell you that doesn't happen very often. The last couple of days I've struggled with mojo with a couple of cards, which you will see over the weekend but this was purely made out of complete has my heart in every single inch of it!! Most inportantly hubster loved it, said it was his most favourite card ever!!! woo hoo ;0)

This paper pad you can actually get cheaper at the mo with Nikki's 15% discount on everything, go on go treat yourself for valentine, get over to Bunny Zoe's.

Well thats it from me my grandchildren will be here soon, I'm making Payton's favourite for tea, Beef Tomato Goulash Soup, its soooooooooo yummy,  the pepper & tagliatelle are her favourite bits in it lol.
We are celebrating valentine's tomorrow night, always keep the romance alive no matter how long you have been together ;0)

Hope you all have a good weekend, stay safe & warm.
Thank you for stopping by you all rock!!!!!!

Challenges I'm Entering...................

A Creative Romance - Lets Get Sentimental (inside & out on this)
Papertake Weekly - With A Heart

A Lovey Dovey Sale For Valentine at Bunny Zoes

Come grab some love on a special Valentine's Special Sale. Thats right Nikki is sharing her love & offering 15% off across the store..........well what you waiting for, go SHOPPING ;0)

Thursday 13 February 2014

Happy Birthday

Hello everyone how are you all? To those in the south of the uk our thoughts are with you all, we are all dealing with this awful weather but we are all not been as badly affected as those in the south & to those who have had to evacuate their homes my heart goes out to you.

I have a quicky CAS style card today, remember CAS for me ok so not as true cas lol. I coloured up another Time 4 Tea Design digi the same time as I did the other one, I coloured up a few a few weeks ago they are fab!! This card I made last week & forgot about it.
Now as a lot of you know I colour my images up before I even look to see if I have matching paper lol but this pad must have been on my mind when I coloured this image as they go perfectly together ;0)

The pearls are form my stash. The 'Happy Birthday' is from one of my neglected MS Border Punches, I just cut it so I had one Happy Birthday. I have used Dark Brown cardstock for matting & diecuts.
90% of my cardstock I get from Papermill Direct, ordered a new shipment of A3, A4 & 12x12 the other day, though its all sitting in the box still until my new craft room is finished.

The diecut along the bottom of the image is a MB 'Modern Landscape' die, at least I think thats what its called lol.

The fabby image is called 'Fall Leaves' I lurve her long hair & the way its like she is playing in the leaves.... You can get a lot of Time 4 Tea Design digi's at her Etsy store or in rubber at Bunny Zoes, there are some designs that you can only get in rubber & Nikki has just had a new release of them in.......they are all fab!!

The yummy paper is Echo Park 'Reflections - Fall' I love the colours in this pad. The leaves I added at the bottom of the image I cut from the scraps of paper from the pad using 2 different small punches from my neglected basket ;0) All layers have been machine stitched, although not very good for some reason........

Well thats it form me today I have my grandaughter here while mum & dad take Arjay hospital, yep lots of hospital appointments in our family lol. The new craft room is going slow at the moment, my new rug came yesterday so thats the start of the colour scheme. I've gone for something completely different to what I have now.

Thanks for stopping by lovelies, take care & keep warm & safe

Tuesday 11 February 2014

Pion 'A Day In May'

Hi everyone, how are you all? Thank you for the good wishes regarding my hospital visit yesterday, it was a long day.......... I was there 7 hours altogether. They had to take 3 large syringes of blood then separate my white cells from it, so we had a 2 hour wait. Then had to go back to have some blood put back (tiny amount) with small amount of radioactive in it (I asked if it would turn me to superwoman but no), wait around for another hour. Go back & have scan of abdomen & pelvis........not happy with pics so then have to wait around for over 2 hours to have another scan, this time a full body scan & a spinning scan which altogether took 30 minutes........I nearly fell asleep lol. Anyway its done now........just gotta wait for the results.........I wonder if the head scan will reveal that I really dont have a brain..........well I could of told em I didn't ;0)

Anyhoo's sorry for babbling but I will finally tell you about todays card. Lots of goodies here from Live & Love Crafts, including the lush new Pion papers mmmmm
Yep lots of Vicky's foofiness on this ;0) Let me tell you all these new Pion 'A Day In May' papers are truly gorgeous!!!!!!!! The ones I have used here are 'Borders 6x6' all edges distressed & inked with pumice stone & then machine stitched.

The 2 sentiments top & bottom, shown above are cut from the 'Borders 6x6' sheet & I cut off what part of the writing I wanted & cut the edges then layered it onto a strip of co-ordinating paper. This sentiment says 
'For A Special Friend'

The top sentiment I did the same & added a Tim Holtz Clip to one end, which I also painted with white gesso. The bird is a Prima 'Clip' which I got from MCH, I also fran-taged it up in 'Shabby Green'. Top senitment says..
'Happy Birthday it is your day today'.

The image is Pion A Day In May 'Images 12x12'. The butterflies I cut from the 'Borders' sheet & covered them with Crackle Accents & inked them up a little.

Of course I decorated the inside, added a 'Doily' & the tag was cut out of Pion 'Tags 12x12'. Gesso added here & there.

The bow I made with seam binding from my stash, added some scraps of lace & a MF 'Button'. There is 2 lots of gorgeous lace on here & scrummy Cheese Cloth. Green flowers & leaves are from my stash. The butterfly edge is Joy Crafts die frantaged with Shabby Green.
Gesso has been added......well in lots of places ;0)

Will add links shortly at the bottom as I've ran out of time at the mo.

Thank you so much for stopping by I will be round to you as soon as I can. I managed some last night but today we are starting to get my new craft room done so time will be limited at the mo. I will have some nice candy for you though when its all done as a thank you for being patient with me & for your continued support mmwah.
Loves yas!!!!!!
Tatty bye my lovelies.

Monday 10 February 2014

Bunny Zoes Challenge DT Card

Hello my lovelies hope you all had a lovely jubbly weekend. I have this scheduled as I'm at the Freeman Hospital today for a White Cell HMPAO Body scan, so I really hope this has gone live.

 Its my first card for my new GDT over at Bunny Zoes so I'm extremely nervous as those ladies over there are all mega talented. Anyway the lovely Karina has set the theme for this months challenge & its an easy peasy one...........
...........see how easy is that, even more so as Valentines is just around the corner ;0)
I've used a newly released stamp from Marianne D, first time I've used one of these stamps & I really enjoyed colouring it.
The paper is also from the latest new Marianne Design release called 'Vintage Romance', I inked the edges with Pumice Stone distress ink & machine stitched them.

The flowers are both Kaisercraft Paper Blooms, the white one is 'Coconut' & the 2 darkers ones are 'Ruby', I also sprayed the ruby ones with white florist spray to soften them a lot. I love how they have turned out ;0)

The lace is also Marianne D new Romantic Lace 'Elegant', its so pretty!! I made a bow with satin crush ribbon from my stash & added a rolled flower & pink pearl to the centre.

The stamp is Marianne D Snoesjes 'Princess' & I coloured her with Distress Markers which you can also get from Bunny Zoes. The lamp-post behind the image is Magnolia DooHickey -Paris Nights' die.

I've used Tim Holtz On The Edge 'Butterflight' on the top of the card & I've added a couple of Marianne D Rhinestones & Pearls 'Romantic Hearts' , The leaves are Marianne D 'Branch Forest', I love this die & I have neglected it a lot lately :0( The sentiment is a Whimsy stamp I've had since it was released & only now finally opened the packet :0( its Whimsy Definitions Notables 4. I've also added Tim Holtz Doily die which you can just see popping out at the side.

We hope you can join us this month for this fab challenge, pop on over to see my teamies fabulicious creations...........they are stunning!!!

Well thats it from me I will catch up with you when I'm back from the hospital, I'm stuck there most of the day unfortunately but hopefully it will be worth it, fingers crossed.

Thank you so much for stopping by mmwah.
Tatty bye, take care 

Challenges I'm Entering...........
Cute Card Thursday - Lots Of Love