My Lovely Friends

Saturday 5 April 2014

Lady Minion & A Little Something Special

Hello everyone how is your weekend going? Sorry I havn't been round to you all we had to take my craft cupboard to a lovely retired lady yesterday as she brought it off me. Luckily my hubster & my 2 sons went as it had to go upstairs. Hubsters had to take the doors off in order to get it up the stairs lol. I cleaned & moved around furniture..........was actually in my element tbh.

Anyhoo's I didnt get to craft last night we went bed early & watched Grimm on dvds. However I do have a few cards that I havnt shown on here a little something extra at the end.
Now remember I made my son a Minion card for his birthday....well Megan loved it, loved it so much she said she was a wee bit jealous. 
So for Mother's Day off Payton & Arjay I made her this.............
This is 'Lady Minion' lol..........I had fun making this & the idea I got from the actual film when watching it with Payton.............what she made me watch, under duress might I add ;0)
Anyhoo's there is a Minion who has a tutu when the girls are practicing their dance Lady Minion was then born........

The eyeleashes I made with thread, hairspray & a heatgun............I love them lol. When I added the brads on her pink overalls I didnt realise one of her straps had moved so thats why they are not level............didnt realise til the glue was dry :0(

The pink hair I made from wool from my stash. The tutu is made with MF 'Tulle Trim' which is called Pouf & you can get it at The Ribbon Girl here. I added 'Scalloped Pearls' at each side. On the pocket I wrote mum & on the inside I wrote 'A Mummy In A Minion'..........she absolutely loved it to bits!!!!

Ok I have a little something special add that I've been meaning to do for about a week or just over now. Take a peekski at the pics below...............
I have had a few messages & emails over the months asking about Arjay, so I thought I would show you how he is doing...............

These were taken at mine last saturday, day before Mothers Day.

Do you notice anything different?? Look closely at Arjay see if you can see it.........or not see it as the case is lol. Well he is now 9 months old & finally after 9 months he doesnt need his oxygen...............YAYYYYYY for the first time in 9 months he has no tubes on his face at all. Also his hips are getting better so he also doesnt need a hip brace anymore. There is a chance they could pop back out as they are not fully 100% but he's doing so much better. His face is all marked & sore from 9 months of tape on his cheeks bless him but its healing beautifully.
The consultant cant believe he actually pulled through as never have they seen a lung function as bad as his before, he was the worst they had seen. He's our miracle Arjay is & he has a gorgeous big sister who loves him so much bless her. We are so proud of this little fella & I thought I would share it with you. His story is how legends begin I think ;0)

Thank you for stopping by & sticking with me to the end of this long post............if you are still here anyway lol. I am a proud Nanna............oops I should say 'Nanny' as Payton calls me that lol.

Take care & enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Big hugs to you all, tatty bye

This post actually took me well over an hour to write. Do you want to know the secret to writing posts quicker............ DO NOT watch Fast & Furious..........especially if like me you are totally MAD about cars!!!!!

Thursday 3 April 2014

Crafty Little Fairies DT Card.....or is it?

Hello everyone wow are we getting some grey weather here, its awful & depressing :0( Still we should make ourselves a cuppa, put some tunes on & dance around the living room with our hoovers........I actually do do

Anyhoo's my lovelies its time for a new challenge over at Crafty Little Fairies & I have to say its one of my faves.................
.........told ya. I lurve these 2 themes & normally I would go for all pinks & pale greens & lilacs. Well this time I went for blues.............I lurve blues!! Only on craft creations though, strangely as I dont like blues in the home.
Anyway I have made a gift bag for this challenge..........
I've used some of my favourite papers which I do stroke a lot lol.....they are both Maja Design. The bottom sheet is Vintage Spring Basics '4th April 12x12' & the top one is Vintage Autumn Basics 'No XXII 12x12'. They are from different collections yet go beautifully together.  

I used a MS PATP punch for the edging on one side. I also added 'Cheesecloth' under the image. The 'Butterfly' was made using 2 MB dies.

I've added a gorgeous 'Coathanger' & attached a couple of bits of scrap lace to it. The large blue flower & centre white one up the top are from WOC, all the smaller blue ones are from LLC & the 2 white ones are rolled flowers made with dies & the 2 white ones up top are from LLC.
The butterfly is a Magnolia Doo-Hickey die.
The gorgeous lace is from my stash & the 'Rose Organza' trim is from LLC. I've added a 'Tag' from the Autumn Vintage Basics 6x6 pad & added a Little Darlings Sentiment Tag on top. The cute little 'Angel' is also from LLC.

I also decorated the back, its only done plainly at the mo as it needs to have a verse added once I know who the recipient will be. It also has a velcr fastening so that it can stay closed once items are in there. The handle I made myself with 3 lengths of string plaited together & I punched holes into the bag.

I have used a gorgeous SC image called 'Honey' this is one of my favourite images, I think she rocks!! I have coloured her with distress ink markers to go with the whole shabby chic look.

Notice anything different in this picture?? Yep I added a bow with white seam binding from my stash, that corner kept bugging needed something but not another a bow got attached to the handle ;0)

Now if you would like some uber fabulous digi's I know where there are some new ones. When the boss lady sent me them last night...........well I cant explain how excited I got, especially over one of them as I've been waiting forever for it lol.............
Need a clue...........

Walking On
Yep Saturated Canary have released new images, I wanted print them out straight away but my printer ran out of ink then the new one for some reason wouldnt get accepted, think the chip maybe damaged..................I was GUTTED!!!!!

Ok I'm going now, that was a long post phew..............I need lie down now lol.
Tatty bye my lovelies & thank you sooooooooo much for stopping by mmwah

Challenges I'm Entering............
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Diva's By Design - Anything Goes

Wednesday 2 April 2014

Midweek Magnolia's DT Card

Good morning everyone how are you all? This is a scheduled post as I have the doctors right about now.
So we have a new challenge over at Midweek Magnolia's & the challenge this fortnight is.....
..............yep its just around the corner so perfect time to get making those easter creations. 
I've made a few easter cards & up to now & this is maybe a fave, I'm not great at making easter cards & not made many but this year I thought I would send all my family easter cards.

All the flowers are from WOC, I've had the yellow ones forever. The rolled white ones I used a Marianne die. The chicken I have no idea where that originally came from, I found it last week when I made this card. Leaves & swirl are Magnolia Doo-Hickey 'Swirl & Leaf'.

The white seam binding is from my stash & I added a pearl to the centre. I've used Magnolia DooHickey 'Lovely Fence' & the flower is a MB die.

The stamp is called 'Tilda With Eggs In Her Apron' & she is from the Hoppy Easter Collection. I coloured her with distress ink markers.

I've used a Joy Crafts Corner die. The lace is from LLC & the uber gorgeous papers are Maja Design 'Vintage Spring Basics 6x6 pad from LLC.. I've also added Joy Crafts Butterfly Border die along the top & added Fran-Tage also from Live & Love Crafts.

Please pop on over to see my fabulous teamies totally stunning creations.
Thank you so much for stopping by it means a lot.

Take care everyone huge hugs to you all

Challenges I'm Entering.............
Tilda's Town - Flowers
Stamp & Create With Magnolia - Spring Flowers

Tuesday 1 April 2014

Saturated Canary DT Card

Hello all you lovely people around the world, how are you all? I'm running a bit late this morning, I scheduled my post on the SC Blog but not my own as I knew I could do it early this morn....... Yeah then ended up with a rotten bad head so didnt want to look at any screen at all.....

Anyhoo's its a wee bit better now so I better get on lol. Today I've used another cute digi from the uber talented Krista............I love this one sooooooo much, although I say that about them all lol.
Shall I just show you ;0)
Aint she so cute with her little bunny ;0) The papers are the gorgeous 'Timeless Victorian' from LOTV, I love the lilacs & greens in this pad!! I've inked the edges with Pumice Stone, roughed them up a tiny bit & machine sewn them as always.

The bottom lace is from my stash & the top flowery lace is from LLC. All of the flowers are from LLC also. I've used Magnolia 'Swirl & Leaf' dies this side.

Added a Marianne corner & inked it with Milled Lavender distress ink. The penny charm is from my stash, cant remember where it was originally from.

The uber cute image is 'Somebunny Loves Me' from Saturated Canary, I would say not somebunny but everybody loves her ;0) She is of course coloured with distress ink markers. 

The seam binding is from my stash, I've made 2 bows, 1 in lilac & the other in purple, believe it or not but under there is a Magnolia 'So Wrapped Tilda Lace', remember all dies have 10% off at the moment at Bunny Zoes. The metal thingy in the middle is from my stash & I added white gesso & a scalloped pearl to it. The sentiment is from LOTV & its the 'Handwritten Phrases'. The heart shaped doily I think is from LLC & the pearls are from my stash. Sorry I cant add links to Live & Love Crafts Sandy is having maintenance on her website at the moment.

Ok I also have something to tell you, quite a lot of you have missed the challenges over at Saturated Canary as this is now just for inspiration. However we have a challenge now on our facebook page, the first one is a super easy one........Anything Goes. So for those of you on facebook go over & join in the fun.

Well thats it from me, thank you so much for stopping by it really means a lot.
Tatty bye & take care mmwah

Challenges I'm Entering.................
Deep Ocean Challenge - For A Friend

Monday 31 March 2014

New Stamp At Bunny Zoes

Good evening everyone how are you all? Hope you all had a lovely weekend. We certainly did although yesterday we didnt remember about the clocks going back til when we thought we were eating at the usual time, it was actually an hour later doh!! lol.

Anyhoo's I'm here with a quicky post to show you a new stamp over at Bunny Zoes. 
This is one of the new Pollycraft rubber stamps, isn't she a cutie ;0) Yes I've also done a CAS card, a proper CAS card ;0) Although if I'm being honest I think any of my cards that dont have foofiness on are CAS..............a girl needs her foofiness lol.

I have used a Whimsy 'Friendship Tickets' sentiment & stamped onto ribbon with Stazon & added a Kaisercraft 'Pearl Brad' to attach it to the card.

This cutie is called 'Queenie' & I coloured her with Copics, colours used are below..........
E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
E47, E44, E43, E41, 
YG97, YG95, YG93, YG91
Y28, Y26, Y21
C3, C1, C00
W5, W3, W1, W0

The papers I've used are Carta Bella 'Wildflower' & these 2 I thought went perfect together, I' love em ;0) The card blank is from my stash, its not very often I use them as I prefer to use thicker card but they are good for the whole low postage thing to go with the CAS look lol.

Well thats it from me although let me tell you this wasn't as quick as I would have liked. No I have a certain young lady sitting next to me in her wheelchair who is giggling her pants off..........seriously Natalie has the most infectious laugh & you end up laughing with her. I'm useless when I laugh & can never do anything lol, so its took a tad longer............but I say enjoy the little things, although as Natty cant talk her laugh is a big thing to us...............

Am half way round to a lot of you, I will make it to all of you eventually lol. See you soon. Thank you so much for stopping by it means the world.

Tatty bye & big hugs to all mmwah

Sunday 30 March 2014

Simply Magnolia DT Card - Challenge Reminder

Hello & happy mummy's day, hope all you lovely mummy's are having a beeeeautiful day ;0)
I'm running late with this as I have my family here all day & silly me forgot to schedule it :0(

So today I'm here to remind you about the challenge over at Simply Magnolia & the challenge of course is...........
.......just pick a line or even do the full board. Pop on over here to see the board.
I have gone for 'Ribbon, Die-Cuts & Charm' I've also made a criss cross card.
I havn't made a criss cross card since my first year of crafting but if you pop on over to the uber talented Teresa, you will see where my inspiration came from. Also she has a fab tutorial here which I also followed for mine, I needed a refresher lol.

The little baby feet I made with dry air clay from Crafts & Me, fabulous stuff. The butterfly is from my stash & the 'Tassel' is Marianne Design

The flowers are all from Live & Love Crafts...........going shopping there tonight as I have to pick goodies for Mother's Day apparently woo hoo ;0) The leaves are Magnolia 'Sprawling Ferns', there is 10% off all dies at the moment over at Bunny Zoes.

The super cute image is Magnolia 'Little Trumpety Elephant With Bow' I cant believe its took me til now to ink this cutie up :0( It is coloured with Distress Markers.

This is the inside that you pull out, the baby feet are from a Magnolia stamp from the same collection. The verse is a Stampendous wood block stamp from my stash. On the reverse side I've added somewhere to write your own personal message.
The totally gorgeous paper is Pion 'Pink Forget Me Not 12x12' & the inside is 'Baby Girl 6x6', both from the Sweet Baby Collection. The strip at the bottom of the image is also from the 'Baby Girl 6x6' sheet. All papers have of course been machine stitched & I have also sewn the gorgeous lace to it which is called 'Madeleine' from LLC. The yummy ribbon is from my stash.

Well thats it form me this post has took me over 2 hours to do as every time I do some Payton comes to play.............of course I just love to play with Payton ;0)

Thank you for stopping by it really means a lot.
Tatty bye & take care, enjoy the rest of your day.