Thursday, 17 April 2014

Crafty Indidvuals....

Afternoon to you all, normally I work an extra day this week at work ready for Easter but having been feeling as rough as I do I have had the day off, mind you I have had to go to the doctors twice and for another flippin' blood test at the hospital, can't see why I keep getting sent there for more tests as they always come back icky, the Doctor said I have 2 gall stones, an icky liver which needs further investigation and I've got to have a CT scan on my kidneys as they think I might have Kidney stones now but they are not sure, every time I go they find something else wrong with me, blood pressure is still high but I'm waiting for the hospital to send me another appointment for that.......time for a holiday me thinks. Thank goodness I'm off for three days at the weekend after I have finished icing all those Easter Eggs for the Easter Bunny.

Anyway on to todays card, I have seen these pop up cards out there in blogland and thought I would have a go at making one, the challenge at Crafty Individuals this month is Natures Beauty and was a perfect excuse to get out all my stamps and have a play, the stamps I have used are..... CI 206, flower heads, CI-407 Sentiments, CI-347 Butterfly panel, The Dragonfly CI-033,  was embossed using Platinum Wow powder onto a coloured background, I then rubbed Stardust stickles over it for the sparkle and the bird is  CI_378. Music stamp CI-309 and the lady is CI-108. The flowers were stamped onto one of the papers from The Sprintime book 3 and then the centres were then sprinkled with beadazzles Tu Tu. onto glossy accents. The sentiment I embossed onto Vellum in white and then I coloured the back to give a soft subtle colour through it.The other images have all been coloured in with Prismas.
Don't forget you still have over a week to join in the challenge and every entry gets a discount code for 25% off any order at Crafty Individuals, and being as the weather forecast is not good for Sunday its a perfect excuse for crafting and eating Easter the same time, yum yum.

Thanks for taking a peek
hugs n smiles

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Blog Hop

Isn't this little girl just precious? Let me introduce you....
Lauryn was diagnosed with Leukemia on March 27, 2014. She is currently hospitalized in the DC area undergoing chemotherapy to fight this terrible disease.  Lauryn is Linda Payne's granddaughter...many of you in the stamping community probably already know sweet Linda!

As news of Lauryn's illness spread via social media, many of you have asked if there is anything you can do to help, so we have come up with a plan. We decided to have a Card Drive and would like to invite YOU to help by sending "happy mail" to Lauryn and her family.

Please create cards to share your love and encouragement for Lauryn and her family. Lauryn's parents are Josh and Elizabeth and she has two older siblings: Lily and Logan. We thank the Lord for this dear family and need to pray for them as they are seeking to glorify the Lord throughout this trial. 

Cards can be mailed to:

Children's National
Hematology/Oncology RM 437
Lauryn Newsome
111 Michigan Ave NW
Washington DC 20010

You can find updates on Lauryn via a Facebook page that has been set up by some family. It is Fight on Little Lauryn. They have shared how encouraging it is receive a simple "like" on a Facebook status or words of love and encouragement that is posted.
Here is the fabulous group of bloggers who have joined us in promoting this Card Drive. We would love for you to hop with us as numerous bloggers have blog candy and all you need to do is leave a comment... 
Olga Jewell Craftieodamae
Mary Anne Kelemen Lakeside Stamping
Lisa Haines The Purple Place
Colleen Holmes A Card’s Delight
Anita Autore Cards & Coffee 
Sandra Van Blaricum Cards and Creativity 
Nina Brackett Crafting in Croatia
Linda Coughlin The Funkie Junkie
Kathleen Curry Will Stamp for Wine
Melissa Czapor My Many Journeys
Vicki Dutcher All I Do is Stamp
Tera Fujan Stamp Queen 
Joy Hadden Pieces of Joy
Danielle Haddon The Musings of a Chocoholic

For my card I have used this sweet image from Cuddly Buddly , I coloured in the image with Prismas and then embossed it with clear embossing powder to get that sparkly frosty look, the papers are also from Cuddly Buddly, and one lucky person who has left a comment  will win this stamp.

Thanks for taking a peek and happy blog hopping.

Karen Knegten Studio at the Lake 
Lee Murphy My Reality
Betty Neville Betty Neville's Blog
Jackie Randolph Paper Moments 
Shirley Ross Card Art, Etc.
Brenda Turner Stamp It Up
Geri Utterback Geri’s Cards  
                          Cheri Weston  Stamp’n Boomer 

Thanks for joining in 
here's wishing a speedy recovery to 
hugs n smiles

Monday, 14 April 2014

Ooh La La creations.....

Bonjour to you all, hope you had a great weekend, what a lovely warm spring day we had yesterday, Spring is my favourite Season, not too hot and all the blossom and daffodils out and the trees are turning green, perfect.
Yesterday we took my son out for a Birthday treat, he didn't know anything about it until we got there. He is a real steam train buff and we went on the Severn Valley Railway, we ave never been before, it was a lovely afternoon, we had a cream tea in the observation saloon on the journey up to Bridgenorth and then we had a look around all the engine sheds, the stations on route were like stepping back in time. After getting back to Kidderminster we stopped off for a meal on the way home.
Today sees the start of a new challenge at Ooh la la creations, the theme this fortnight is Easter/ Spring, for my card I used a decoupgaged image and papers from the everyday Occasions Cd called Springtime. I made the flowers using a new die that I got at the NEC recently by Britannia Dies.

Off to work now as this week is going to be mega busy with icing Easter eggs
at the chocolate shop
hugs n smiles

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Sugar Creek Hollow......

Afternoon to you all, another weekend here and just one week to go before the Easter Bunny delivers all those yummy chocolate Easter eggs, we have been so busy icing names on them all at work this week, and next Saturday it will be chocca blocked with customers.

Today sees the start of a new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow and this fortnight we would like to see your Easter Vintage/ Shabby Chic creations. I have papers from Pion and I've used my new doily stamp for the background, I embossed it in white on Vellum, the stamp is from Stampin' Up.

Have a great weekend
hugs n smiles

Crafty Girls.....anything goes
Crafty Ribbons.....flower power
Creative Knockouts......spring is in the air
Cute Card Thursday......easter
Delightful Challenges....You're Egg-Stra Special
Moving Along the times.......Easter/Spring
A Creative Romance.....Spring/Easter
Alphabet Challenge....E for easter
Creative Fingers.....anything goes
Digi Haven......Easter (use brown)
Jelly Park.....Easter
Paper Shelter.....Easter
Totally Papercrafts......easter
Crazy 4 challenges......Easter Eggs

Monday, 7 April 2014

Sketch n Stash.....

Morning peeps back again with another card, this is  a midway reminder for the challenge at Sketch n Stash, I actually got round to making a card yesterday even though I had had very little sleep as I had my two Grandsons for a sleepover on Saturday, Zachary is really easy to get to sleep, goes to sleep in a blink of an eye but Ethan wears you out before you can wear him out and for someone who isn't very big he sure does take up a lot of the bed.

We have Live and Love Crafts sponsoring this challenge and one lucky winner will get £10 to spend on line.

For my card I have used an image and papers which you can get from Live and Love Crafts, the papers are by Pion called Violet, the tags are from LOTV which I have embossed with Wow fine gold embossing powder. The flowers are from Wild Orchid.

have a great week


Morning to you all, seems ages since I have blogged, have to admit I haven't been in the mood for blogging and creating cards, at least I'm feeling marginally better so hopefully my mojo will start to return. Today sees the start of a new challenge at Kraftyhands, this month we have a sketch for you to follow. My card is made using one of the vintage ship toppers available here. and the papers are left overs from various cds, perfect way to use my left overs up......hate to throw anything away.

I dipped the edges of the papers in gold embossing powder and used Platinum stickles for the edge of the image, the gear with the button and twine bow on was embossed with Stampendous frantage teal and gold powder

hugs n smiles

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Ooh La La......

Bonjour peeps sorry this is a day late but I was ill again at the weekend and not up to blogging, can't believe that a week hardly goes by without me feeling yuck, sure hope things start to improve real soon as I'm getting real fed up with myself.
Todays card is for the new challenge at Ooh La La Creations, this fortnight the theme is.....For a child, I have used the Nursery Times Cd. to create my card.

hugs n smiles

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Sugar Creek Hollow.......

Evening peeps hope you are enjoying the weekend, loving this warm weather and looking forward to another fabbie day tomorrow, just gutted that we loose an hour tomorrow especially as its Mothers Day here in England, hope all you Mums out there have a wonderful love filled day.I'm a smidge late with is card for Sugar Creek Hollow, its just that I'm sooooo darn tired at the moment and I'm in bed early and not spending much time blogging so, apologies for not getting to visit may of your blogs again this week. We have been extra busy at work today selling lots of yummy chocolates ready for you Mums tomorrow.

This fortnight at Sugar Creek Hollow we want to see your creations with your own created backgrounds, so no designer papers please. We also have a great sponsor for you as well and we were lucky to receive some fabbie goodies to play with, so I have embossed my chip board bird with various frantage chips and powders to get all the texture. The stamp is by Darkroom Door and I've coloured in the image with Prismas. Check out the gorgeous feather flower which I was sent also by the sponsors, I so love the tendrils that are peacock feathers.

I kept my background simple by just using a gold die cut over a piece of card stock.
The image edges I embossed in gold.

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