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Saturday, 16 May 2015

Simply Huggable!

Hello there and thank you so much for stopping  by today.....
 
After another busy week at work I am sooo glad its Saturday, ok there is still lots to do at home but at least there are more cups of tea involved! Off to do the food shopping in a bit, and then an afternoon of battling with the stinging nettles at the bottom of my back garden, lies ahead!
 
Todays card is a bit special to me as I made it for a lovely friend from work who has been promoted and subsequently moved to another store, its always nice to let your friends know you are thinking of them even if you don't see them every day.
this card features:
  • Albie, the Little Cotton Rabbit from Sugar Nellie (ok, so I have re-gendered Albie for the purpose of my colour scheme!)
  • image stamped with memento tuxedo black, coloured with promarkers and added a slight brush of pink chalk to give a rosy cheek
  • papers are oldies from stash
  • buttons and twine added for detail
  • Xcut scalloped edge border punch
  • sentiment created on page plus
I would like to enter this into:
the sugar bowl blog challenge - 124
fresh brewed designs - ribbon or twine

Do you have any nice plans for today, or is it just a quiet one at home.....whatever you're up too - enjoy xx

Friday, 15 May 2015

Catching Butterflys with Creatalicious

Hello there, my lovely blog friends......thank you so much for visiting me today. Hope you are having a good week so far.
 
Well now, its the 15th of the month and that means its time for a new
the theme this time is
Butterflys
 
 
we are sponsored this time by
 
and
 
                                                     
Thank you to you both!
 
Once again our DT have made some amazing cards to inspire, so hop on over to check it all out!
 
my card features:
  • super cute LOTV image (an oldie, and for the life of me I can't recall the name)
  • coloured with promarkers
  • dies used, Cheery Lynn border die and Poppy Stamps Ivy
  • fiskars small daisy punch from The Range
  • Butterfly embellishment was actually attached to a picture frame which was broken...so waste not, want not.
  • ribbon and pearls from stash
Thank you again for taking the time to visit, your comments always leave the biggest smile on my face, so thank you xx
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Thursday, 14 May 2015

a bit of "Antique" dusting!

Hello there, and thank you for popping in today......hope this finds you well! What a grim and wet day it has been today......yesterday was gloriously warm and sunny, I cut my front grass, did a bit of weeding and then planted some bedding (Snapdragon and Dianthus)
 
 So it tickled me recently when I noticed that the lovely Squirrel is running a challenge which required dusting off older craft stash, under the name of the Antiques Road show Challenge! I couldn't resist it, so I've been trawling through old files (many of which have had me groaning in shock and horror at my efforts of yesteryear, lol)  until I stumbled upon this once much loved digi set from Cuddly Buddly
I had originally downloaded it in March of 2007, and it seemed only fitting to use some of my earlier dies too.
  
this card features
  • Mother Bear set from Cuddly Buddly (image and papers)
  • Go Kreate fancy square die
  • Original Sizzix scalloped edge tag
  • Nellie Snellen "doily" circular die
  • flowers and self adhesive ribbon from Hobbycraft
If you would also like to come for a mooch down memory lane, you can find the everything here

 


Monday, 11 May 2015

Lots of Lovely Layers and Complete Cutie-ness

Hello there, and thank you so much for paying me a visit today. Hope you've had a lovely weekend.
So, its time again for a new Cutie Pie challenge, and our theme this time is
Lots of Layers
our lovely sponsors for this challenge are
http://www.craftyribbons.com/
and

                                      
         who are both offering wonderful prizes, so with that and some amazing inspiration from my hugely talented DT, why not hop on over and pay us a visit!
Thank you also to the very lovely Janet from Pink Gem, for providing such gorgeous images for us to play with.
My own DT card features:
  • Teacup Maisy, from Pink Gem, coloured with promarkers
  • layered onto Spelldinders lacy circle die cut
  • Papers from Nitwit
  • lace and pearls from The Works
  • bow from local haberdashery
  • sentiment made using serif page plus
thanks again, for taking the time to stop by today xx

Friday, 1 May 2015

31 Day Blog challenge - day 22

So, for some reason this post had been sitting as a draft and didn't "post" on day 22, but in actual fact it was one of my favourite ones to do, so I am a little bit happy to save it till last.

When I started this challenge, it was intended to be a bit of light entertainment for me, and I didn't foresee how emotionally difficult I would find some of the days. That said, I have roared with laughter at some of the responses and I've learned some fantastic things about my lovely blog friends too,  so, thank you for joining me!

anyway back to day 22............

"10 favourite songs"

Sooo many faves, so this is a tough day for me. However, and in my particular order:


  • Crowded House.....Don't dream its over
  • either Journey or Glee cast.....Don't stop believing
  • James......Sit down
  • Train.....Drops of Jupiter
  • Vance Joy.....Riptide
  • Mumford & sons.....I will wait
  • Temper trap....sweet disposition
  • U2.....All I want is you
  • The Killers......Mr Brightside
  • The Pogues and Kirsty McColl.....Fairytale of New York
  • Take That.......Rule the World
  • Let it Go.....from the Disney movie Frozen
  • Geronimo.....Sheppard
Ok, I know its not 10....but I just couldn't bring myself to offload anymore songs!

31 day blog challenge - day 31

"weird quirk of mine"

What just the one???

Ok, well I can barely get through the day without saying "Oh my Giddy Aunt" at least a dozen times. I also have my own words for things, like lids are "liddy-tops", remote controls are "telly box buttons" and I am currently talking to you all via the "wibbly, wobbly web"

I am also particular about the way I eat certain foods, I call it quirky, my hubby calls it fussy!!!

Thursday, 30 April 2015

31 day blog challenge - day 30

"favourite comfort food"


  • Lindt Lindors! (the ones in the red box)
  • Ferrero Rocher
  • Frazzles
  • Marmite on toast
  • Roast Potatoes
  • Banana cake
  • Ben & Jerry's Cookie dough Ice cream
  • Haagen Daz  Vanilla ice cream
oooh 'eck, right I'm stopping here, I feel like I might have put on a couple of pound just thinking about these wee treats!