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Monday, 20 October 2014

Perfecty Purple and Completely Cutie!

Hello, there my lovely blogfriends! Have had sooo many pc issues over the last couple of weeks ago, I was beginning to think that I would never get this post done, but in the absence of my own pc at the moment, I have managed to revive my daughters old one and I'm delighted to be here!
 
So this post is all about the latest Cutie Pie challenge, if you haven't already been over and checked out the latest challenge in the last week, then you may not know that we have now changed from being a fortnightly challenge to a monthly challenge.....such was the work load and trying to fit it with real life stuff like work and family. We have a lovely theme running for this challenge and that is
Perfectly Purple and Completely Cute
 
We are lucky enough to be sponsored by our lovely friends at
 
and Janet was kind enough to provide us with a super cute image to use for this challenge.
I have coloured my image with promarkers, and just a little stickles to make the fluffy bits look fluffy. The papers are both magazine freebie downloads that I played with using Serif to get the lovely purples, and added my own sentiment using Zipty do font. The gingham ribbon came from The Range and the lace from The works, also used the wonderful MB mittons die which first I coloured and was then just going to go round the edge with my white gel pen, but I got a little carried away!
My wonderful DT girls have made some amazing cards for this challenge, so hop on over for a look and to join in with the fun.
 
I do apologise that I've not been able to do any blog visiting, technology permitting I will try to make ammends
 

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Celebrating Three years of Cuteness!

Hello there and thanks for visiting me today, hope your week is going well. So on Monday we started a new Cutie Pie challenge, and its an exciting one for us as its our Third birthday!!! I have been lucky enough to be part of this team since the beginning, and lucky enough even more so, to be the DT lead. We have a fab challenge this time, based on using Three's of things, we have some fab sponsors offering some great prizes,
My Mum's Craft Shop
£10 voucher as a prize

Prize:  4 images of choice for the winner

http://www.craftyribbons.com/

 and we have some stunning creations from our soooo talented DT, so why not hope over and join in the fun! How many Three's do you think you could use on a card???
 
 
For my own DT card I have used an adorable image that our lovely friends at Just Some Lines, gave us to play with.........
She is coloured with promarkers (with Three main colours), the papers are from Papermania Capsule Collection (I have used Three different papers) The Three worded sentiment is my own creation and the Three pearls, Three flowers and Three card candi blobs all from stash..........Loving this image, as I ran a week of Coffee Mornings in aid of Macmillan Cancer Charity at work last week, and after that and eating soooo many naughties, this is the only type of biccie I can cope with, lol!
 
I would like to enter this card into:
i love promarkers - winter birthdays (warm birthday wishes, sentiment)
 
thanks again for stopping by, sending big hugs xx
 
 
 
 

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Sweet and Simple on Saturday!

Hello and thanks for stopping by today, hope you're enjoying your weekend.....I'm off out this afternoon to by new shoes for work, never a task I enjoy, but needs must!
 
Somehow, this week I've managed to squeeze in some crafting time, Yay! I have a few creations, that will hopefully find there way on here in the coming days.
First up, is this little creation.......
 
I am still working my way through the LOTV art pads that I got last Christmas, and that is where this little sweetie comes from. She is coloured with promarkers, and given the necessary sparkle with Stickles Star dust glitter glue. Button from local haberdashery and twine from dovecraft.
 
You might also notice my new watermark at the top there, I've been beavering away making similar for the Cutie Pie team, now I don't profess to be some sort of graphic whizz kid, but I found these relatively easy to create, if you'd like me to make you something similar, please feel free to email me.
 
I would like to enter these challenges:
Less is More - Face the Music and Dance, you can tell by that little leg kick that she is shaking her stuff!!!
 
Righty-ho, better get myself moving, will catch up with you all later xx

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Snuggle up with the Cutie Pies

               Hello, thanks for visiting me today...hope you're having a great week so far. So, I leave my house to go to work at 6:45am (yep, its a bad as it sounds!) every morning and the damp. fogginess for the last few days is definitely telling me that we are now in Autumn......but there is still a lot to enjoy this time of year......lovely walks in the woods with the dogs on a bright afternoon, and if its not such a bright afternoon then spending some time at my craft desk without feeling like I should be pottering around the garden! Another lovely thing this time of year, is the warm, cosy colours and that is the theme this time, with
                                 THE CUTIE PIE CHALLENGE                         
 
 
We want to see your super cute cards featuring lovely shades of Autumn,
For my own DT card I dug out this little sweetie from Hanglar & Stanglar, and coloured her with promarkers. When I was out, weeks ago buying school stationary supplies for my kids, I foundsome fab subject dividers in Wilko's and I thought they would make a fab Kraft-like card stock. I had intended to trim off the edge with the holdes, but then I thought it added a quirk look!
The papers are oldies from stash, I also added lace, doily, buttons, string and sentiment.
 
Our challenge is sponsored by the wonderful
http://www.bugaboostamps.com/

So, thank you to them!
 
So, why not hop over, check out the other amazing DT cards and join in too!
 
I would also like to enter this card into:
 
thanks and hugs for visiting xx
 
 

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

James is Candle-tastic!

Hello there, hope you're having a good week, hasn't the weather been a lovely treat over the last few days, so nice to enjoy a little autumn sunshine!
 
A couple of weeks ago, I spotted some very reasonably priced pillar candles, and it occurred to me that I've not indulged in any candle decorating for absolutely ages, so I purchased said candles and went home to dig out the heat gun.
If you've not had a go at this before, I highly recommend you try.......so basically we have an image stamped onto tissue paper, which I've coloured with promarkers (best to stick with quite bold shades, I find), the images is cut out and placed onto candle. You will need baking paper wrapped around the candle and image and then warm up your heat gun and watch the image "melt" into the candle - a little bit of magic, methinks - there is a much more informative tutorial here. In case you were wondering, this super cute bear is James from LOTV.

Hope you likey......I am planning on making more Christmassy themed ones, so watch this space and let me know if you have a go!

my time to craft - teddy bears picnic
dragons lair designs - anything but a card


 

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Two's Company with the Cuties....and news of a DT call too!

Hello there, and thank you for visiting! Hope your week is going well for you! It has been a busy past couple of weeks, back at work and looking after my "invalid". He is slowly "getting there"!! My boy was back at school today and Megan goes back tomorrow to start A levels!
 
So, back to the reason for the post and its time for a new
our theme this time is Two's Company and we are looking for super cute cards with two images together or one image with two characters......we were lucky enough to be given some adorable images from our lovely sponsors to play with............which I've used here:
Image coloured with promarkers and paper pieced, the papers are once again from papermania eau de nil! The sentiment is my own using zipty-do font. The border is cut with a Martha Stewart punch, and the flowers are a very old woodware punch - always nice to use some old faves. Also used a Joycraft Ivy die and some sticky pearls.
 
As I said the image is from our lovely sponsors
 http://craftysentimentsdesigns.co.uk/
thank you!

We are also running a DT call with this challenge, so why not hop on over and have a look!
 
I would also like to enter this into:

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Hello there from One Happy Mum!

Good Morning, and thank you so much for visiting today.....hope the sun is shining, where you are and you are having a lovely weekend so far! So I've been back to work this week, its been busy but not so bad, and its nice to spend time with my lovely work friends.  Hubby hasn't had too bad a week, and is recovering slowly, but well. My very good news for you is that my wonderful daughter, Megan, got her GCSE results on Thursday and I am delighted to share that she got 8A's (to go with the 2A's that she got last year) and 2B's....to say we are incredibly proud of her is an understatement! We had already treated her to a new laptop as a "Well Done for working so hard" treat, but I have the feeling that a few more congratulations-type gifts will be popping up too, lol....we will wait until the old chap is feeling better, then have a nice meal out to celebrate, both!
 
So, I do have a card to share....and once again I went for the eau du nil papers, I just adore them! At the moment The Glitter Pot have free p&p, so after weeks of longing for them, I treated myself to the Wild Rose set of these papers......oooh they are yummy and you'll be seeing them here a lot, methinks.
The sentiment is one of my own creations, using Zitpy-do and Dancing script fonts, for the embellies I used a few oldies here....the flowers are cut with a woodware punch that I've had almost as long as I've been doing this stuff, the wee white and teal brads I've had for ages too, and the same with the lace. Its always nice to have a root around in your older stash, you're going to look at some of it and wonder what on earth you were thinking of when you bought it....but sometime you find some real treats!

Thanks for visiting me today......enjoy the weekend!

Hugs from me xx