Thursday, 28 August 2014

MAWTT - Stitch in Time

Hello... I hope you are all well today... it's Thursday and the turn of Team B over at 


and our lovely boss Hazel is hosting this week and she has chosen a fab theme of....

'Stitch in Time'

So we want creations with Stitching (real or faux) or.... something to do with Clocks/Time... or both!

Closing Date of this challenge is Wednesday 8pm BST on 3rd September 2014.

I thought I'd use one of the lovely Hobby House Toppers that I bought recently... this is an Elisabeth Bell Topper and the little girl is sewing which is perfect for our theme!
The bobbin paper was a freebie with a magazine.... and the gorgeous flower paper was a Birthday gift a while back from Hazel.... I knew straight away it would be perfect with this image. Love the colours and think the card has a slight retro feel to it.


Flowery Paper & Gingham Border: Fancy Pants - 'Childish Things'
Pink Bobbin Paper, Sentiment and Reel - 'Aspire Sew Pretty' set freebie in Papercraft Essentials magazine.
Flower: Bo Bunny
Sewing Scissors: Free charm with magazine.


I hope you can hop on over to our main site at MAWTT and see the rest of the Team's gorgeous creations this week !!

Gosh... this week is going by SO quickly... I think it's because of the Bank Holiday... it really shortens the week... and can't believe it is nearly weekend again! I love Wednesdays and Thursdays at the moment... as really enjoying the Bake Off and Who Do You Think You Are... and just saw a trailer for a new programme beginning soon on BBC called Our Zoo... it's a period drama based on the man who created Chester Zoo... so think it will be worth a look !!
Hope you enjoy the rest of the week!
Take Care
Love and hugs

Saturday, 23 August 2014

For relaxing times...make it Santoro time!

Hello my lovelies... hope you are all well... big hugs to those who are not feeling good.

Here's a card that I made just for fun... using my new Santoro Kit that was a Free Gift with my Papercraft Essentials Annual Subscription. I do love this kit... lots of sparkly papers and fab decoupage toppers, lace, buttons, wooden embellies! :-)))


The image is decoupaged although it doesn't show up too well in the photos. I've added some sparkles to the wooden embellies. I printed the sentiment onto a bit of leftover paper from the decoupage sheet so it matches nicely.


 Hope you like it...

Are you enjoying the Bank Holiday in the UK? I'm having a lazy weekend... spent most of Saturday playing with my GarageBand Music Software... then did a bit of Crafting.....watched the documentary on Kate Bush.... and now I'm off to read before bed. So had a nice relaxing day!
Thanks for all your lovely comments... they are very much appreciated.
I hope you all have a nice weekend !!
Take Care
Love

Thursday, 14 August 2014

MAWTT - Vintage

Hello... I hope you are all doing ok today... I'm joining in with Team A this week over at 


as our lovely Hazel is hosting the fab theme of....

'Vintage'

This is a card that I made a while back for my daughter's Birthday. I have used a fab image from E-Vint and some lovely paper that was a freebie in magazine.


Image: E-Vint
Paper: The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady
Flowers: Prima
Leaves and Corners: Martha Stewart Punch
Pearls: Melissa Frances


Please do hop on over to our main site at MAWTT and see the rest of the Team's fab vintage creations this week!!

Well, it's been a bit dull and rainy here in UK this week, but I don't really mind too much, as it's perfect for staying in warm and cosy and doing some crafting!  Looking forward to Autumn as it's my favourite time of year! :-))
Thank you for all your lovely comments, I really do appreciate them!
Will catch up with you soon!
Love and hugs

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Oriental Treasure

Hello... I hope your weekend is going well.

I thought I'd share this card that my daughter asked me to make for her friend's Birthday which was a few weeks ago.  She wanted an Oriental theme as her friend had just visited Japan. 

I chose my paper first from 'Papermania Oriental Treasure' Stack
Any images that I use for cards for my daughter have GOT to have two eyes, at least a hint of a nose and definitely a mouth!!! Lol... I have strict instructions! ... so I thought I'd have a look through Hannah Lynn's images and found this beauty at Crafts and Me called Amanda... she was such a joy to colour! :-)) and pleased to say that my daughter loved her! 


Paper: Papermania - 'Oriental Treasure'
Die: Memory Box - 'Party Lanterns'
Stash: Sentiment, Flower, Gems


 I love the Memory Box Party Lanterns... and a great tip is to hand emboss them with metal stylus after cutting. I found if I machine embossed them with patterned paper they became quite fragile in places. So now I just cut them and then go over the embossing by hand before removing, and it really brings out the pattern nicely.


I've coloured Amanda with Copics and Promarkers.

We had lovely weather last Thursday and I actually got to sit out in the garden and enjoy it... it was lovely and sunny, not too hot and a gentle breeze... perfect!! It was quite nice yesterday too, plenty of sunshine! but alas, today Bertha has arrived! - here in the UK we are getting the tail end of a tropical storm. But... perfect weather for staying in and crafting! Hope you are all staying safe and cosy!

I've not done much crafting this weekend though. My daughter has been home and so we've been enjoying watching Midsomer Murders on Box Set!... I'm also looking forward to The Mill later. This series has been so much better than the last and it shows much more of Styal Mill in Cheshire which is a really beautiful place. They still have the old mill with working looms, the apprentice cottages and the old chapel. So I would highly recommend a visit if you get the chance... very educational too.

Off to get a cup of Ceylon Tea now and maybe a biscuit, or two!! ;-))
Thank you for all your lovely comments, I really do appreciate them! 
Take Care
Big hugs

Thursday, 31 July 2014

MAWTT - Sketch

Hello... I hope you are all well today... it's Thursday and the turn of Team B over at 


and our lovely boss Hazel is hosting this challenge and she has given us a wonderful...

'Sketch'

You can rotate the sketch.. but we must be able to see that you've followed the layout.
Closing Date is the 8pm BST 13th August on this Challenge... so you have plenty of time to enter!

I loved this sketch and so designed two cards using E-Vint images and Raspberry Road Papers and Elements... once I'd planned them out, then it was just a case of printing everything out and layering up onto Kraft Card Blanks.. so quick and easy but I love how they came out :-)


Image: E-Vint
Paper: Raspberry Road - Christmas Remembered Paper 1 Set
Elements: Raspberry Road - Country Christmas and Christmas Remembered Elements Set 2
Pink and White Pearls from Hobby House


Image: E-Vint
Paper: Raspberry Road - Christmas Remembered Paper 1 Set
Elements: Raspberry Road - Country Christmas and Christmas Remembered Elements Set 2
White Pearls from Hobby House.

I hope you can hop on over to our main site at MAWTT and see the rest of the Team's gorgeous creations this week... lots of inspiration for you!!


I want to say a Big Thank You to Cheryl... I was lucky enough to win one of her gorgeous creations.... this beautiful book....


Thanks hun! I really love it... the textures and details are awesome! :-))

I hope you are all enjoying the Summer!!
Personally I am glad it's gone a bit cooler as I've not felt good in the heat, but I know most of you love it hot!! I've been a grumpy so and so in it... and seriously thinking about moving to somewhere colder... maybe Lapland !!! wonder if Santa could put me up for a couple of months? I would pay my way.... could work as an Elf in his workshop! ;-))
Looking forward to next week as The Great British Bake Off and Who Do You Think You Are are both back! Yay!!  :-))
Thanks for all your lovely comments... I will catch up with you soon!
Take Care
Love and hugs

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Happy Birthday!

Hello.... hope you are all having a nice weekend!  I  thought I'd pop by with this card that I made a couple of months ago for Hazel's Birthday and somehow never got around to showing you....

 I loved making this card...everything just seemed to fall into place...
I used a Saturated Canary image but decided to crop it as I wanted to fit quite a few dies onto the card.  


Image: Saturated Canary - 'Canary Love'
Papers: Wild Rose Studio - 'Always and Forever'
Die: Memory Box - 'Large Parker Number Set'
Die: Memory Box - 'Precious Hearts'
Die: Memory Box - 'Party Lanterns'
Gems from Stash

I coloured the image with Copics and Promarkers... added some liquid pearls and tiny gems for her earrings... 

I'm having a 'holiday at home' for few weeks, to see if I can recharge my batteries... still feeling very tired... but some days are better than others. Just bought some herbal teas..... Restoring Echinacea & Raspberry and Warming Camomile & Spiced Apple... mmmm... they not only taste delish but smell gorgeous!

Have you seen the new Downton Abbey Teaser Trailer for this Autumn? ...  it doesn't give much away... a leaf falling, some cutlery being strategically placed, a servants bell ringing…. and Carson saying that things are changing!! ah well, better than giving everything away I suppose!! can't wait for new series!

Thanks for all your lovely comments and a big welcome to my new followers!
I will catch up with you all in next few days.
Take Care
Love and hugs