Friday, 28 April 2017

CraftyCatz challenge #368...ATG...


Good morning lovely bloggers and thank you for being here..
This week at CraftyCatz it was my turn to host, which means I get to chose the OPTIONAL twist, which is....CAS.. strictly no DP of course, love it...
We are very happily sponsored by DigiPapercraft, all prize details on our main challenge blog Here
 I made my card using a favourite image from Mo Manning's shop here...
 I know I used this image recently, but this is my favourite from the first time I used her, she has just been sat in the 'waiting room' ....I LOVE HER...
Coloured with Flex markers, ribbon from stash, PC generated sentiment...card stock from paper mill...
So, once again that's it for today, can you believe it will be May Day on Monday, nice Bank hols for all the workers and schools....hope you all enjoy it, maybe the Sun will put in an appearance do you think....I live in hope....haha...
If I can find a challenge or two to enter here....
 Crafting with an Attitude..ATG..
CraftyGirlsCreations..ATG...
LittleMissMuffetChallenge...ATG.. 
.CraftyCreationsChallenge ATG
SimonSays Wednesday challenge ATG 
WorldWideOpenDT challenge blog.. 
Thank you for your visit, hope you can find time to leave me a comment...Have a fun weekend, take care all....xxxx 

Friday, 21 April 2017

Exploding box....



Here is the box I mentioned earlier, thanks so much for popping back...
A bit picture heavy so I will try keep the chat to a minimum...
Bigger than I thought it would be...
As you can see I stencilled it with texture paste, used a beautiful die from a friend, and a fairy die from ebay....
I wrote quotes, googled gardener sentiments to fill every side...
The wheel barrow was much bigger than I expected, but went with it and am so happy with the finish, that and all chippie were from Live and Love crafts, sadly Sandy closed the shop....
once I filled the barrow with flowers, I built a base for it to stand on, some foam and lots of tissue paint and flower soft, it took a while because of the drying time, but I was ok with the finish...
Trying to show as many angles as I can...
Once I had the box made, I made the lid, I think I do everything ass upwards, but it gets done,lots of tiny pearls added too, tulle and fibres on there don't think they showed up so well, but you get the gist...
Last but not least the tag for when it's all ready to hand over, she will be delighted I know, everything she loves on here, especially pink and Butterflies...haha...
Would like to enter this into the following challenges...
CraftyGirlsCreations, ATG..
SimonSaysWednesday challenge Showers/ flowers... 
CraftyCardmakers challenge...Pearls... 
Well I hope you will tell me what you think of my creation....thanks so very much for being here...have a fab weekend...take care...xxx

CraftyCatz challenge #367...ATG..


Good morning, Friday once again and time for a new challenge over at CraftyCatz..
This week our lovely teamie Caz has chosen our OPTIONAL twist, it's numbers and our sponsor is MelonHeadz
Details of prize on our blog...
Here is the card I made with the sponsor image provided for us..
Paper is a million years old...almost...dies are stash and little  tag is from a punch.
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That's all for now,after lunch  I will post an  exploding box I have been hiding away for the last two months, as soon as I have handed it over to my friend Judith, it'll be on here, please try and pop over to see it, I think it turned out lovely.... big, but lovely...lol....
Bye for now lovelies...



Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Little box...


Hi All, hope your all fine, cold isn't it....oh well, I am here to show this little box I made, nothing special, just a very pretty Mo Manning image, coloured with my usual Flexmarkers, papers are from a gorgeous pad by Paper Designer, metal bits were from LLC...
She is so elegant, I realise the light bouncing off her beautiful 'bottom' is making her look like she has cellulite, she hasn't, I promise....haha
I want to enter the challenge over at Passion for Promarkers, problem being, as per I read the details wrong, could swear it said  SPOTS AND STRIPES...turns out it was just spots, so, I am adding it in and hope I will be forgiven on this occasion...if not, well, thems the breaks...lol...
Thanks for the visit, see you all Friday if not before....xxx



Friday, 14 April 2017

CraftyCatz challenge #366...ATG...



Good morning and a very Happy Easter to you all, as it's Good Friday it's a no meat day in my house, so lots of fish, tuna and the like going on, as I am scheduling this post, I hope the weather has picked up a touch, today..{Wednesday } is freezing, I actually have the heating on....brrrrrrr..
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OKAY then, this week at CraftyCatz  it is ATG as always and the OPTIONAL twist, chosen by my lovely friend and DT pal, AUNTYSUE, is animals..{why Sue why..!!!! you know I'm rubbish creating anything with animals....lol...}
Our lovely sponsor  this week is Crafty Sentiments
Prize details on the challenge blog...
They kindly provided the images for us to use..
I chose Stanley heart balloons
He is coloured with Flexmarkers, that balloon of his looks black but it's more slate in colour, card stock paper mill, sentiment pc generated machine stitching..{.and I must confess to you, I had to put that corner on as I made a mess with some ink, scream...but it looks ok I think....}
I would like to enter the following...Craftycreationschallenge ATG... 
Craftyaddictschallengeblog...ATG optional CAS..
That's all for now, I hope you all have a blessed Easter, enjoy the eggs if your lucky enough to get some, if not, buy one for yourself, why not I say.....
Thanks for your visit, see you all soon...xxx

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

A very chilly day...



Hello lovely bloggers, what a cold day, I've had to put the heating on, freezing...
Anyway, I have a little something to show, I was cleaning up a file or two and this hasn't been blogged yet, so here we go...
It's a small canvas, just played around adding bits and bobs, as you can see, a TH clock die and some stencilling from another of Tim's sets, beads, studs, wings a small metal clock face charm,and a star, all covered in gesso, black acrylic,bronze and blue paints, then when dry, a nice touch of Deco Art champagne cream rub....
It's been stood on a shelf waiting for me to do something with it, sure it will come in handy...
Well hope you like, I love playing with all this stuff, don't you, I never know where it will end, not always as pictured in my head at all...
See you Friday I hope for the new Challenge at CraftyCatz, hope you'll join us...take care...xxx

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Tulips from Amsterdam....well, kind of.....


Afternoon everyone and what a scorcher, oh I love it....
Was going to put this up earlier, but my son Lee and his little lot turned up then Carla walks down and the place was full with laughter, and children, wonderful, and so funny...
Anyway..
I bought this from Mo Manning recently,you can buy it here  and it's called, more Tulips....I knew it would be for Carla, she adores Tulips, and last week she got a really good promotion in her school, so very chuffed for her, she has done amazingly well since she began teaching 3 years ago, and I am so proud of her...
Coloured with Flex markers, die is Ncrafts and dp is from a pad UrbanStyle, gorgeous papers, gross grain ribbon from ebay.
I am entering this into the following challenges
Worldwideopendtchallenge
Thats it for today lovely people, I am off to have my tea and another sit in the garden before it goes chilly...{which it will, we had frost overnight..}
Thanks so very much for your visit, do try and leave me a comment and I'll call on you...bye for now...xxx

Friday, 7 April 2017

CraftyCatz challenge #365...ATG..{.with my cross eyed bunny...lol}



Happy Friday all, time for a new CC challenge.
This week  the OPTIONAL twist is EASTER, chosen by Naomi...

Our sponsor this week is
all prize details are on the blog HERE..yes we don't know yet either...
Here is my card using my poor cross eyed bunny....who knew...but no way was a doing a U-turn on him....{I have to confess I thought about it ...ALOT...}well, for one night only, here he is...be kind people....
Gorgeous paper is Lemon craft, flowers Wild Orchid and LLC, chippy also LLC...no longer trading, sadly...the little sentiment are from an old stamp set, ribbon and netting from stash...Coloured with the usual Flexmarkers
Looks better on a smaller scale...lol...
Anyway, hope your having a good day, will be back soon...thanks so much for your lovely visit...xxx

Monday, 3 April 2017

Happy Monday...



Good morning, seems odd being here on a Monday, but a change is as good as a rest they say...
I have a little wreath I made a while ago, and have just put it up as a touch of Spring in the house, don't you just LOVE Spring time....I do...but then I embrace all the seasons really, love a change...
ANYWAY, I had the bones of this laying about for ages, almost binned it but then thought, you never know....!!!!!
I cut the tabs off the sides and began stringing it round and round, but when it was done I didn't care much for it, so I found some raffia and covered it, then added some flowers I had from wild orchid, and what do you know..........I like it, brightens the door up abit....
I am happy for now with the way it turned out, hope you agree....
Off to see if I can find a challenge for this one, not sure....
xxxxHave a really nice day, take care and thanks so much for your visit...xxxx

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