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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Radiant Butterflies

Evening my friends, not had a good day today, and did not manage to get to Cupar, IBS, has flared up once again.  I was supposed to be blogging a different card using my Imagination Crafts goodies, but will have to share that with you tomorrow.

I also want to share some news, I have decided to Step-down from the Aspire/Kanban, Design Team, it was a hard decision, but now that it has been made, I feel lighter somehow.

Before I retire for the evening I want to share a wee card I made, using Lelli-Bot, Radiant Butterflies Luxury Card Kit...I reiterate what I have said on earlier posts that these kits are utterly amazing...


If you want to know more about Lelli-Bot, there is a Blog which you can find here, and a Facebook Page, which you can find here.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Emergency Crafters - Polka-dots
Kreative Challenges - CH#14 - Winged Messengers of Spring (Butterflies, Birds, NO, Fairy or Elves)
Creative Card Crew - CH#60 - Girly
Squigglefly - CH#16 - Flutterby Butterfly
The Shabby Tea Room - WK#215 - Pastel Goodness
Dream Valley Challenges - CH#80 - Say it with Words

So before I take me off to bed, to rest my weary head, I want to thank you for visiting and promise to be back with the planned card tomorrow....hugs to all xxxx

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Fantasy Fairies

Happy Tuesday, well where has the good weather gone, it is horrible here in Edinburgh today, a good excuse to tuck myself up in my craftroom and play, hope whatever you are doing you will all have a great day...

I want to share a card I made using Lelli-Bot - Fantasy Fairies...I actually adore this kit, the colours are just right up my street, I am a very Autumnal kind of person.


I hope you like this card my friends...

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Card Mania - CH#48 - Faeries
Crafting from the Heart - CH#15 - Anything Goes
Created with Love - CWL#80 - In the Garden
My Craft Creations - 14/4 - 22/4 - Always Anything Goes - 2nd entry
Hiding in My Craft Room - HIMCR#146 - Flowers
Sister Act Card Challenge - CH#53 - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - CH#85 - Anything Goes WITH Ribbon

That is all for me for now, I am popping back through to Cupar tonight, to stay and help Mhairi, with the preparations for Noah's 1st birthday party on Sunday...but will off course be taking lappy with me...LOL..love and hugs and many thanks for visiting xxxx

Monday, 21 April 2014

Gothic Grunge - Lelli-Bot

Afternoon my friends, I meant to blog this card yesterday, but have to say Noah is just too distracting to be trying to put sentences together, LOL...

and a beautiful Skull Pin, that was gifted to me by the fabulous Lindsay - Craftymonster81

I have to say, for quality of card stock and toppers, I have been blown away, with the Lelli-Bot kits, I bought all 4 taster packs and I have tonnes left to make more cards..the images are brilliant...hope you like this card.

If you want to know more and see more creations sign up to the Facebook Group for Lelli-Bot, here

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Left of Center Creative Challenges - CH#29 - Dark Themed
Challenges 4 Everybody - Ch#40 - Anything Goes
We Do Dobadoo - Embellish It
Simply Create Too - CH#59 No Stamped Image or Digi
That's Crafty Challenge - Black and White with a Splash
Quoth The Raven - Quest#31 -Poecabulary - NON Cute (I remained to much inside my head and ended up losing my mind)

That is all for me for now, about to go and make tea..have a lovely evening, love and hugs xxxx

Emboss It - Wet or Dry at Whoopsi Daisy

Happy Easter Monday, my lovely friends, I sure hope you all have had a fabulous weekend so far, mines has been brilliant, but very tiring, so chilling today, and hope to get a bit of crafting in..we shall see..

Today at Whoopsi Daisy we would like to see Embossing Wet or Dry, so would be fabulous to see you all playing along...I made a simple card for the challenge, as I wanted to hi-light the image...the colour has not shown up very well on the camera, it is a much nicer green that has been embossed, for some reason it has come out a wee bit mucky...

The newest Sheet in the Shop
Also used an Embossing Folder bought from Mc Oyster Paper Crafts

Thank you to all who took part in last weeks challenge, the Winner and Top 3, can be found here.

As always here are the rules and prizes for our challenge:-

You don't have to use a Whoopsi Daisy image to play along, everyone has a chance to win, their choice of One Sheet from the Whoopsi Daisy Shopbut if you do use a Whoopsi Daisy image, and win, you can have 2 sheets from the shop...so come on, would be fabulous to have you playing along.  There are lots of new sheets in the Shop and also a brand new CD available here, or here  Also remember to look out for Freebies, also available in the Shop.  

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Catered Crop - Think Green
Pile it On - CH#16 - No Designer Paper
The Squirrel and the Fox - CH#68 - Use Die Cut or Punch
Glitter N Sparkle - CH#81 - Easter or Spring Colours
Robyn's Fettish - Square Cards
Ditzi Digi Design - WK#2 - Anything Goes

That is all for me at the minute, have a fabulous Easter Monday, and thank you for visiting, hugs xxxxxx.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Say HELLO to Sunshine Gal

Happy Saturday, my friends, still nothing to wear for the parties tonight, oops, but do have my nails a lovely sparkly Pink - no dishes for me today, well that is the excuse Jenny uses, LOL..also had my hair done, by my gorgeous neighbour..after the golf, Brian is heading to M&S to pick up a top, I did like on Thursday (did not try it on mind!, but hopefully will do).

Yesterday on Facebook, I promised I would share a card with the ubber talented Teri Sherman, of Delicious Doodles, new image Sunshine Gal...which you can buy here.  Hope you like her...also before I show the card, on the Facebook Delicious Doodles page, we have a challenge running, which I chose this month - Animals, so if any off you have an Animal Delicious Doodles image, come share it with us, you could win £10 to spend in Store...

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Sunshine Gal - I went with Pink as we are celebrating Cancer Awareness for 2 weeks at Delicious Doodles, Week One off the challenges can be found here.

I hope you like this card, very girly don't you think?

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Scrapping 4 Fun - CH#15 - Use Stamp or Digi
Wags 'n; Whiskers - CH#127 - Lots of Layers
Digitally Sweet - DSC#84 - Photo Inspiration
Paper Crafting Journey - For that Special Lady
Nutcrafters - CH#66 - Go Girly
Rhedd and Rosie - CH#30 - Anything Goes

I hope the sun is shining where you are and you ALL have a fabulous day, tomorrow I will be bringing you a card from Cupar, going to be sleeping at Mhairi and Adam's so that I can see Noah on his 1st Easter Sunday...so love and hugs to you all, see you tomorrow xxxx

Friday, 18 April 2014

Pink for Cancer Awareness at Delicious Doodles CH#84

Morning my friends, well the shopping expedition, did not get anything to wear, but my Gorgeous daughter Jennifer is going to look like a Model..did have a Bra fitting, oops, now the Bra's I need are on the bottom shelf, try getting up from there then...LOL...well onto the business for today..

We are having a Pink for Cancer Awareness at Delicious Doodles - CH#84...so we want to see lots of Pink...

Using Rosie and

The Winner and Spotlighter's from CH#83 can be found here, thank you for playing along and hope to see you all this week also.

As per usual at Delicious Doodles these are the rules:-

As always the winner of Delicious Doodles gets 5 images from the store.  We only allow 1 entry per person, to make things fair, BUT if you use a Delicious Doodles image, you can enter the same project a 2nd time, using your blog address and adding 2nd entry using DD image in the comments....Hope you can join us.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Crafty Ribbons - CH#85 - Anything goes WITH Ribbon
4 Krafty Girlz - CH#16 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - CH#40 - Anything Goes - Girly
Fab 'n' Funky - CH#212 - Anything Goes
Scrapper's Delight - CH#20 Blooming Lovely

So off to do round 2 of shopping, Jenny still needs shoes and bag, and I still need everything, LOL...love and hugs and have a fabulous day xxxx

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Steampunk ATC

Morning my friends, I took part in a ATC swap, in the Facebook group Delicious Darkness....If you have not joined the group, follow the link..would be fab too see you there.I sent this to Rachel, and it was in a slow post....i.e. sitting in the car for a week, as Hubby forgot to post it, but Rachel has now assured me she has received it so I can share it with you now...

I am off out with Jennifer today, to try and get something nice to wear for the 2 21st birthday parties, we have on Saturday, yes 2 - 1 in Edinburgh and 1 in Dundee...mmmm...I hate clothes shopping so wish me luck...


Hope you like my ATC, I had fun doing art on such a small space.

I would like to enter this ATC into the following challenges:-

Crafting by Designs - April - Anything Goes
Inklings & Yarn - Inky Linky 51 - Anything Goes
Card and Scrap - CH#74 - Metal
Through the Craft Room Door - TTCRD April 15-21 - Always Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - CH#87 - Monochrome
Glitter N Sparkle - CH#80 - NOT Square
Punk U Girl - CH#11 - Lavish Lace

That is all from me for now, off to do the dreaded clothes shopping, would rather stick pins in my eyes, but needs must...love and hugs to all xxx

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Monochrome at Crafting Musketeers

Afternoon my friends, Team B is up at Crafting Musketeers, showing you their inspiration for our Challenge 12 - April - Monochrome...Funkyhand are our sponsor for this challenge with a fabulous prize, see below...they were kind enough to let us DT girls, choose a paper pack set each from the website and I chose Button Babies



Our family is and has expanded this year, with another 2 baby boys, and another to come in August, I am also going to be a Granny again, in December, not sure yet, what the baby will be, but really, hoping for a grand-daughter, LOL...

I hope you like this simple card I bought some Romper Suit cards at a craft show and for the love of me I have no idea how they stand..so I took one apart, drew around the template, and made a Romper Topper..

The prize for this month is

£10 Voucher to spend at the Funkyhand store

Would be fabulous to see you all in the challenge...

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Country View Challenges - April - New Beginnings
Fairies Challenges - CH#24 - Babies
Ribbon's Rambling - CH#93 - Monochromatic and Ribbon
The Crafting Cafe - April - One for the Boys
Digi Chooseday - WK#15 - Use 2 Papers
Divas by Design - Bundle of Joy

That is all for me at the minute, I am eternally grateful, that I had all my DT work done, for this week, before my hands went off on one...otherwise I would not be here today..thank you all for visiting...getting around your blogs slow but sure...hugs xxxx

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Anything Goes - Mid Month Inspiration at Imagination Crafts

Morning my lovelies, and many thanks for all your good wishes, yesterday and for visiting my blog, I promise I will get around to all the blogs, I am trying not to spend too much time typing, so taking it a bit at a time..I love you all for your support...

Today is the Mid Month Inspiration for Imagination Crafts - April Challenge - Anything Goes...I had a lot of fun making this project, which will be going into my bathroom, hopefully by the end of this week, as Brian is having a couple of days off...The colour, well, that took a few attempts, but got it right in the end...

Did you all catch Sue on Create and Craft, last Thursday and Friday, wasn't she amazing..I am waiting for a delivery of some goodies, so will share my projects with you, soon, I hope.

Panel Stencil - Topiary Leaf
Sparkle Medium - Diamond Sparkle
Sparkle Medium - Silver - Sorry not in stock at the moment
Brayered the off cuts with Teal Sparkle Medium, then Diecut the butterflies and dragonflies

I bought this frame in a Charity Shop for £1, and decided to go around the picture that was in it..ideal for a bathroom, don't you think..I added little flowers pots, filled with Lavender, smells fabulous, so looking forward to long soaks in my new bathroom.

How I made this Project.

I first painted the whole frame in Gesso, once Dried, I added the umpteenth attempt at the Aqua Blue, acrylic paint, once this was dry, I used a little Sponge, and sponged over White acrylic paint, to give a calm clouds effect.   Once all this was dry, I used the Low Tack Tape to keep the Topiary Leaf, Panel Stencil in place, at the top left hand corner. and used the Silver and Diamond Sparkle Medium, from Top to Bottom.  I then adhered the Topiary Leaf Panel Stencil, to the bottom right corner and used the same Diamond and Silver Sparkle Medium from Top to Bottom.  I had some Blue Flowers Patterned Card left over from a previous project, so I brayered Teal Sparkle Medium over this, once Dry, I Die-cut the Butterfly and Dragonfly (Memory Box, from Mc Oyster at Poles Apart)..then added the small pots filled with lavender...Finished Project, and I actually love this...

The prize for the challenge is a whopping £40 voucher to spend in Imagination Crafts Shop,  how amazing is that.   The rules of the challenge can be found here.

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges:-

All Crafts Challenge - April/May - Anything BUT a card
Crafty Bloggers Network - April Challenge - Die Cuts or Embossing
Incy Wincy Designs - Clean and Simple
Craft Creations - 14/4 - 26/4 - Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze - CH#37 - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - CH#67 - Anything Goes with Opt, Re-use, Recycle
Quirky Crafts - CH#8 - Mixed Media Mayhem
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes - 2nd Entry

That is all from me for now, have a fabulous day, and thank you for visiting.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Easter at Whoopsi Daisy

Morning my friends and I cannot believe a week has passed since I posted here, I have been having problems with my hands, but they are better now, thank goodness..hope you have all been well.

Today there is a new challenge at Whoopsi Daisy - Easter, nice and simple, so hopefully you will play along. Here is my DT card for the challenge:-

Using - Sheet 536

I have used Gingham, my favourite and just spells spring for me, also various paper, used also for cutting out the Easter Eggs, for her basket, and Oh my, she has collected too many and dropped some...LOL..The Bunny Die-cut is a Memory Box one, that I bought at a recent, shopping spree, at my favourite Craft Shop, in Scotland, Mc Oyster Paper Crafts at Poles Apart - Cupar.

Thank you to all who took part in last weeks challenge, the Winner and Top 3, can be found here.

As always here are the rules and prizes for our challenge:-



You don't have to use a Whoopsi Daisy image to play along, everyone has a chance to win, their choice of One Sheet from the Whoopsi Daisy Shopbut if you do use a Whoopsi Daisy image, and win, you can have 2 sheets from the shop...so come on, would be fabulous to have you playing along.  There are lots of new sheets in the Shop and also a brand new CD available here, or here  Also remember to look out for Freebies, also available in the Shop.  

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Dream Valley Challenges - CH#79 - Easter
One Stitch at a Time - CH#208 - Use a Digi
Robyn's Fettish - CH#208 - Must have a Hat on the Image
That Craft Place - Anything Goes or Easter
A Gem of a Challenge - Spring is in the Air
Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C231 - Get their Eggs On!

That is all for me just now, have a wonderful day, love and hugs xxxx


Monday, 7 April 2014

Things with Wings at Whoopsi Daisy

Morning my lovelies, well the start of a new week, and I sure hope it is a good one for everyone.  The Easter holidays for the schools have arrived, so my  house will be filled with teenagers for the next 2 and a bit weeks...Yeah, love it, I truly do.

This week at Whoopsi Daisy, we would like to see Things with Wings.

Using Sheet 484

I love this Sassy Fairy, and thought, feathers, from our winged creatures,  and a butterfly using a (Memory Box Die, bought, from McOyster Papercrafts at Poles Apart, love that shop, I nominated Adrian, his daughter, Kirsty and father, John  for a right up in Making Cards, which was published in the April edition), was perfect for this image, what do you think?

Thank you to all who took part in last weeks challenge, the Winner and Top 3, can be found here.

As always here are the rules and prizes for our challenge:-



You don't have to use a Whoopsi Daisy image to play along, everyone has a chance to win, their choice of One Sheet from the Whoopsi Daisy Shopbut if you do use a Whoopsi Daisy image, and win, you can have 2 sheets from the shop...so come on, would be fabulous to have you playing along.  There are lots of new sheets in the Shop and also a brand new CD available here, or here  Also remember to look out for Freebies, also available in the Shop.  

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Pile it On - CH#14 - Feminine
Ditzie Digi Designs - Always Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap - CH#15 - Always Anything Goes
Jo's Shack - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - CH#51 - Anything Goes

Have a fabulous day my friends, and thank you for visiting...xxxx

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Easter at Just for Fun Challenge

Afternoon ladies, I am here with my 1st DT card with Just for Fun Challenges, and it is an easy one, Easter is what we want to see...


I made this card for the challenge as I have sooooooooooo many Grandson's LOL, I think this one is for John...

I would be fabulous to see you join the challenge, and the girls on the DT have come up with amazing projects for your inspiration, so pop over and give them some love.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Crafty Boots - Easter
Lexi's Creations - CH#113 - Easter
Make My Monday - One for the Boys
Oh La La Creations - CH#153 - For a Child

Have a brilliant day my friends and thank you for visiting, I will be back home in the morning, so see you all tomorrow, love and hugs xxx

Friday, 4 April 2014

All Season in One Day at Delicious Doodles CH#82

Morning all, and WOW that was a very quick week, Tommy comes off for the Easter Holidays today, so looking forward to seeing more of him....I love School Holidays, me...sucker for punishment, LOL....

Well onto today, Delicious Doodles are up and running with a new Challenge #82 - ALL Seasons in One Day, not that just made my mind go WOW, I can use loads of papers and images from the Shop.....now I have done ALL the Seasons, but YOU don't have to, you can choose One Season....so go wild and join us...

Started life as the Back Board of my NEW TOY

Using
Blossom and Blossom Papers coming to the Shop this Saturday

I asked some friends on FB yesterday if they had done Grey tones with Highlighted colours and I want to thank Teresa, Lorraine and Christine, coming up trumps, not at your level girls, but maybe with some practice...thank you girls.

The Winner and Spotlighter's from last weeks challenge can be found here, thank you to all who entered, we hope to see you all again this week.

As per usual at Delicious Doodles these are the rules:-

As always the winner of Delicious Doodles gets 5 images from the store.  We only allow 1 entry per person, to make things fair, BUT if you use a Delicious Doodles image, you can enter the same project a 2nd time, using your blog address and adding 2nd entry using DD image in the comments....Hope you can join us.

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges:-

Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes
Oddball Art Stamps - CH#1 - Use a DIGI
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - April - Altered Art ONLY
One Stitch at a Time - CH#206 - Anything Goes

That is all for me at the moment, have something in my mind for today, so hopefully be back later, have a fabulous day and thank you for stopping by...love and hugs xxx

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Anything for a Child - Feeling Crafty CH#27 - April 2014

Afternoon my lovelies, cannot believe we are nearly at the end of the week again, where did the time go?  I have 2 off my grandson's coming to stay over Friday to Sunday, so hoping to get lots of work done today.

Today we see a new challenge at Feeling Crafty - CH#27 - Anything for a Child, as suggested by our fabulous Sponsor for the challenge, Kate Martin...so I hope we see lots of entries.

Using Daisy Doodles - Ryan the Footballer
The papers were free ones in a Magazine many moons ago, so not sure which one it was.

Our DT have made fabulous cards for this challenge, would be great if you could pop over and give them some love.   We have a new DT member, Stephen Nicholls, as he was a GDT, last month, he was not able to join our DT CALL, (New DT will be announced ASAP, a huge thank you to everyone who took part), so he is on board as a DT from this month, hope you can share some love with him.

Also some Love for Emma, who is really struggling with her health, some prayers would be good, we so need her back at the Helm, until then you will have to put up with me...so come on Love and Prayers, everyone.

Our Prize for this challenge has been given to us by the Super Talented and Generous, Kate Martin.


Fabulous Prize don't you agree, Thank you Kate.

Here is a short Bio, that Kate supplied us with:-

Since taking early retirement from the Civil Service  in December 2008, I decided that I would teach crafts from home as a way of part funding my hobby.
In August 2009, I decided that I would become an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, to further fund my ever increasing lust for quality crafting products
 - and haven’t looked back since!
I have become part of a fabulous team of Demonstrators  – Julies’ Jems
and we get together on a regular basis and share our love of all things crafty.
If you would like to take a peep at my crafty projects, why not visit my blog at http://kraftsbykatemartin.blogspot.co.uk
where you can see the projects that I have made using Stampin' Up! products.
 


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Crafting by Design - April - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Anything Goes (and Birthday Blog Hop)
Little Red Wagon - CH#231 - Masculine
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - CH#29 - Patterned Paper (must be square)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - 1st -8th April - Always Anything Goes
Make my Monday - One for the Boys

I would like to thank everyone for visiting my blog, I truly appreciate your comments, I am off to my craft room to get some DT work done today, before the grandson's arrive tomorrow...love and hugs xxxx


Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Anything Goes at Imagination Crafts

Happy Tuesday and Happy Birthday to my beautiful daughter Mhairi, you have gave me so much joy in my life and love spending time with you!

At Imaginations Crafts our April challenge is Anything Goes, nice and easy, so I hope you can all join us.

Stencil - New Panel - Topiary Leaf
Sparkle Medium - Sage Green
Sparkle Medium - Light Copper

I started with an A5 White Card Blank, and used the Butterfly Blossom, Stencil, and sponged through with Distress Inks, and added tiny Green Pearls to the middle of the flowers.  I cut a piece of Copper Mirri, card, just a little bigger than the Meadow Vintage Panel Card.  I adhered the Topiary Leaf, Stencil with Repositional Stencil Tape and used the Sage Green and Light Copper, Sparkle Medium, through the Topiary Leaf Stencil, once this was dry, I adhered it to the Copper Mirri, and adhered this to the A5 Card.  I punched some butterflies from Green Papers from my (bit's stash) and added the same Green Pearl gems to these.

I hope you like this card, I love all the vintage colours, which I have to say are my favourites, I love Autumnal colours, they just seem to speak to me.

The prize for the challenge is a whopping £40 voucher to spend in Imagination Crafts Shop,  how amazing is that.   The rules of the challenge can be found here.

The Winner and Top 3 from the last months challenge can be found Here   Thank you to all who took part.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Come and Get It - In the Garden
Craft Your Passion - Anything but Square
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes 31/3-12/4

Have an amazing day my friends, I am off out for Lunch! xxx