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Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Those of you that know me will know that I really, REALLY don't like making Christmas cards, but sometimes...we've just gotta do it. This week for challenge #94 over at I ♥ PROMARKERS the theme is snowmen and snowflakes. I was under orders but once I'd decided I wanted to go purple, it wasn't too bad, lol. Our sponsor this week is ROBYN'S FETISH and we were given her snowmen images to work with. I have to admit though, they are rather cute.

I combined two of the snowmen in Photoshop and cut them out and I also designed my own paper as I don't have much Christmas stuff. The frame is a Martha Stewart PATP and I cut the centre out with a nestie. The sentiment is also one of my own design and you can get this on a sheet of 15 different sentiments from DIGITAL DOWNLOADS.

Entering into:
SASSY CHERYL #92 - Winter.
MAKE IT MONDAY #65 - Anything goes.
ANYTHING GOES #55 - Altered corners.
CREATIVE CARD CREW - Monochromatic.
JENS DIGI STAMPS - No red or green.
PARTYTIME TUESDAYS #44 - Anything goes.
CRAFT YOUR PASSION #86 - 'Tis the season.
HOOKED ON CRAFT - Winter Wonderland.
POLLYCRAFT #120 - Winter fun.
PAPER SUNDAES #97 - Winter Wonderland.

Thursday, November 24, 2011


I've been a bit lax with my blogging lately, but then again, I've been a bit lax with everything. I have, regrettably, stepped down from one of my DT's, The Crafty Pad but hopefully now, I'll have a bit more 'me' time as my crafting passions are changing again. I tend to go through phases, lol. Why not pop over and see my parting post, it's a tutorial for a lovely little cross ribbon folder. You can also find it at Make Something Nice too.

Anyway, on to the reason for this post. Challenge #93 over at I ♥ PROMARKERS and the theme is Anything Goes. No doubt we'll be inundated, lol. Our sponsor this week is the fabulous Judy over at DIGI DOODLE SHOP and we, the DT, all used one of her images.

I hate making Christmas cards, so I chose to use this lovely image called 'Weighing In'. My papers are Papermania 'Hanoverian', I really like the vintage feel to these papers, Martha Stewart deep lattice punch, turned upside down, and everything else from my stash.

Entering into:
CRAFTS AND ME #62 - Shabby Chic/Vintage
PAPERCRAFT STAR #72 - Anything goes.
LOLLIPOP CRAFTS #58 - Anything goes.
SISTERHOOD OF CRAFTERS - Polka Dots (girls dress).
SASSY CHERYL #91 - Anything goes.
MAKE IT MONDAY #64 - Anything goes.

Friday, November 11, 2011


Challenge #91 over at I ♥ PROMARKERS this week is to follow a sketch. You can see the sketch on the Promarker blog. It's a nice one, so come and have a go with us. Our sponsor this week is LETRASET with a pack of Promarkers.

This image is one of the wonderful Mo Manning's and the sentiment is one of my own design, available HERE. The frame is Spellbinders 'Ornate Artisan Tags and Accents' and I cut the top off. Papers are MME 'Quite Contrary' and the flowers and ribbons are from my stash.

Entering into:
ART IMPRESSIONS - 2 or more ribbons.
CCCE STAMPERS - 3 different shapes. (squares, fancy, oval)
DUTCH DARE - Punches/die cuts.
RAINBOW LADY - Pink and green.
STAMPAVIE - Anything goes.
DIGITAL TUESDAY #136 - Anything goes.

Sunday, November 06, 2011


They (whoever 'they' are) do say that it's the little things that please, well, I think it's possibly true. I've just won a brand new pair of Next jeans for my Granddaughter for £2.50 on Ebay and it's made my day, lol. I hardly ever bid in an auction 'cause I never win (lost 3 cardigans already) so I'm well chuffed today.

Anyway, who's the minger? Well, this is he:

My 19 month old Grandson Aidan. Absolutely filthy, but obviously enjoying himself, lol. He also has this face that he puts on when you ask him to do his 'thinking face'. Finger on chin, eyes skewed and eyebrows up....gorgeous, lol. All papers and embellishments are Echo Park 'Little Boy'.

Entering into:
BIRD IS THE WORD - Adore. (hope this qualifies, I have used 'adorable' in my text).
CRAFTING WHEN WE CAN - Anything but a card.

SIR STAMPALOT - Blue and Green.

What else have I been up to? Well, I decided I wanted rid of the table that I craft on and I wanted a long work surface instead.

So, I popped off to B & Q and brought myself this home. I love it and it's a great surface to work on. I've got plenty of room in there now too.

Today sees the start of Challenge #146 over at THE CRAFTY PAD and this weeks theme is paper piecing. The sponsors this week are LETRASET and CRAFTY RIBBONS. All the design team used 'Sammy Scarecrow' available from THE CRAFTY PAD DESIGNS.

I used my Promarkers to colour parts of him but his clothes and hat and the backing papers are from K & Co's 'Urban Rhapsody' pad. I used a Martha Stewart punch for the lattice and a Marianne D die for the leaves. In my stash I found what I thought was some rafia, but I think it's brown paper made into a trim actually. I'm really not sure, lol.

Entering into:
ONE STITCH AT A TIME - Use a digi.
CRAFTY CATZ - Anything goes.
INSPIRE ME FRIDAY'S - Anything goes.
PIXIE DUST STUDIO - Paper Piecing.
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