Friday, 28 February 2014

FSC #64

Good Evening,
I'm late posting today as I've been out at medical appointments & I forgot to schedule the post last night.

Time for a new challenge over at
with this super sketch from the lovely Rachael
is sponsoring the challenge this fortnight and is offering:
$8 Gift Certificate to spend in the  Saturated Canary shop

Image - Double take from Saturated Canary
Colouring medium - Markers & chalks
Papers - Raspberry Road
Sentiment - Computer generated
Flower - spellbinder scalloped circle die, cut, distressed, scrunched & layered up
Leaves - crafters companion die

Hop on over to the main challenge blog for more ideas for the sketch.

Have a good weekend!

Friday, 21 February 2014

Spring TPC

Good Morning,
Jack Frost showed his face her in Northampton, so nice and fresh this morning.

It's nearly the weekend which means there is a new challenge starting today
 the lovely Lisa hosting and Team B playing along.
The theme Lisa has chosen for us is:
We are sponsored this week by the fabby Crafty Sentiments

I have used Toby in a Bag & Birthday Circles

Image - Toby in a Bag
Sentiment - Birthday Circles
Papers - Do Crafts CD & K&Co
Mounts/embellies - Kraft card
Fence - MB die

Hop on over for more ideas to the main challenge blog here

Have a great Weekend!

Thursday, 20 February 2014

It's Sketchy @ MAWTT

Good Morning Afternoon,
As publish this did not. Not sure whether it was my fault or Mr Blogger.

Today I am here to tell you new challenge at
We have a sketch for you this week from the lovely Hazel:

It's a super sketch with so many possibilities.
 Here is what I did with the sketch:

The image is from Passion for Stamps & is called 'Cosmos'. I added the sentiment before printing off making sure it would fit the circle die I intended to use. I then printed off the flower heads again which I cut out and layered up to give a bit of dimension. The image was coloured with markers and distress stickles were added to the flower heads which unfortunately changed the colour slightly. The papers are from Shabby Princess and were a free download some time ago but possibly still available

Laurie has very kindly put up this lovely embellishment set  as prize this week
So hop on over to the challenge blog for more great inspiration from my talented teamies and get those entries in. Can't wait to see your creations!

Monday, 17 February 2014

They say things come in 3's

Good Evening my crafty friends,
I must firstly apologise for being a rubbish blogger, in my mind I want to post & comment but physically I just can't find it in me
 I never got back as promised with my news yesterday as I slept most of the day, as I have done most days. I really don't know why I'm feeling so tired and when I am awake have no energy to do anything.

Anyway I am now here to let you know my news which I think might be a bit of a shock as I've not mentioned it previously.
Last Monday I had some good news. After being awake all night waiting the phone call finally came just after 7.00am to let me know that my Son & his partner Gemma were the proud parents at last. I say at last because the expected date was 27.1.14 making the birth 14 days late.

Harvey James was born at 6.55 am  weighing 6 lb 15 oz.
Isn't he a cutie!

Later the same day I went to the hospital convinced my treatment wouldn't happen, however it did. So that means I've had all 6 cycles that were prescribed. Just 15 days Radiotherapy to go then I can think about getting back to work & my normal routine. Plus lots of cuddles!!!!

So that was 2 bits of good news. But it didn't stop there.

When I got home the post had arrived and on opening it I found a cheque for nearly £140. The letter said that it was a refund for an over  payment I had made at some point, still not sure what for but I'm not complaining just planning my purchase!!!!

Have a good evening


Sunday, 16 February 2014

Sunday Sketch & Stamp #194

Good Afternoon crafters,
Hope you are all well & keeping dry & warm. Hopefully you're all having a great weekend.

Today I'm here to remind you Marie has made us a new sketch to play with over at
Sunday Sketch & Stamp
how fab is that:

This is what I did with the sketch:
Again I have used paper scraps from my box, they were printed from Double Sprinkles of Kraft CD by Polka Doodles. The image is by Bugaboo - Ballerina Brat & has been coloured with Markers & Chalks. The sentiment was computer generated. All layers have been layered onto brown pearlescent paper then onto pink card. The flowers have been cut out of vellum using a mixture of dies & punches. The flourishes were cut out using a MB die.

Have a great day
Hopefully I'll be back later with my week old news.

Friday, 14 February 2014

FSC #63

Good Morning my crafty friends,
I have been wanting to post some news this week but I have not managed to organise myself to get this sorted. I will try my hardest to do it over the weekend.

A new challenge is starting today over at Friday Sketch Challenge
A £5 Gift Voucher for My Mum's Craft Shop is up for grabs this fortnight

Penny has designed us this super sketch to play with:

and here is my interpretation:

Image - Delicious Doodles 'Rose Corner
Papers - from scrap box
Sentiment - freebie stamp
Colouring medium - markers & glitter gel pen

Friday, 7 February 2014

Hey Cutie @ TPC

Good Morning my crafty friends,

It's that time again! This is a scheduled post as I'm at the hospital for my review before my final treatment which is due on Monday. I can't believe how quick those 6 treatments have gone!

Anyway enough of that as I need to tell you about the new challenge that's starting today over at

'Totally PaperCrafts'

This week the lovey Lisa is hosting the challenge and her chosen theme is:

Hey Cutie
So we would like to se those cute images on your creations this week.

I have used a free image from All Dressed Up which you can find here isn't he/she just so cute!
I coloured in the image with markers & added some glossy accents to the nose. The papers are from my scrap box but were  free with a magazine. All layers were matted onto a blue DCWV card.

This weeks fabulous sponsor is:

For more cutie creations hop on over to the main challenge blog here

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Vellum/parchment @ MAWTT

Good Morning,

I'm here today to let you know there's a great new challenge starting today over at
This week Wendy is hosting her first challenge since joining the DT and she has chosen:


I have used red card to mat embossed vellum on to (embossing folder used - tied together), I glued the vellum to the card where the pattern meets then used viva pearls to hide the glue. I stamped and embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder then mounted this onto a red circle, gluing it only round the edges. A red scalloped circle frame was then glued over the top, again to hide the glue. A selection of double layer die cut flowers with viva pearl centres and leaves were then added for that finishing touch.

Can't wait to see what you create, so why not hop on over to the challenge blog for more super examples from the talented DT

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Sunday Sketch & Stamp #192

Good Morning my crafty friends,

I hope the weather is not being too unkind to you!

Sunday is with us yet again which means a new sketch for us to play with over at Sunday Sketch & Stamp. This weeks sketch has been designed for us by the lovely Anne Marie & here it is:

and here is my interpretation:

Image - Lead the Way digi from Sugar Nellie which can be found here
colouring medium - markers & chalks
Papers - from scrap box
Sentiment - computer generated

Hop on over to the challenge blog for more super ideas.
We also have some new DT members joining us for the first time today so why not go visit their blogs too!