Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Halloween album......

Morning peeps, hope you all survived the storm, to be honest it wasn't that bad in the midlands just lots of rain but we ussually miss the worst of everything including the snow....which is annoying because I pay my rates the same as everyone else and I do love abit of snow, this weekend sees the marathon of sleepovers, two Grandsons to look after whilst Mum and Dad are away.....need to plan some activities in although Ethan is at school now so hopefully he'll be pooped in the evening after doing homework.....now that takes me back I helped with homework before with my kids and got .....see me written in their book cos I got it wrong....never again, too embarrasing.

Well I think I've finished my album that I started with Moxley girls a couple of weeks ago, the lovely Clare Charvill was the teacher for this but I kinda got carried away when I got back after opening up the glitter pot.I say I think because I'm sure to add some more tags when I see how much room is left after the photos have been added. The papers are Graphic 5 Steampunk spells.
Lots of piccies for you showing all the pages and flaps, just got to put in the photos of our day at the Harry Potter studios which is a must if you are a fan of the films and books.....very entertaining

this started life as a drawer handle, which I painted black and then added treasure gold to it before attaching the chain with the charms on.

the key has had green treasure gold added to it.
So loving the little spider charm.

The left hand page lifts up to reveal, the wings are glittery but doesn't really show that well.

sorry about the background but I wanted to show the pages open fully revealing the flaps, when all folded back the pages stay together with a hidden magnet, the pics above show more details of the individual pages.

the photo matts I stamped and embossed in black, then coloured the background of the images in with in an orange Sakura gel  pen, so you get a lovely shimmery background, which doesn't show up in the photos, click on images to see more details.

Lots of Halloween challenges out there 
Simon Says Monday.....anything goes.
Make my Monday.....Steampunk
Crafty Calendar....Halloween
Craft Your Passion.....Halloween
Love to Create....Halloween
Red Carpet....Hocus Pocus.
Dream Valley.....Halloween
Crafts 4 Eternity.....Halloween
Delicious Doodles....Halloween
Alphabet challenge....S for spooky
Crafty Ribbons....anything but a card.
Creative Beli...Halloween.
Divas by Design....spooked.
Red Wagon....brads or eyelets
Simon Says Wednesday.....Halloween colours.
hugs n' smiles

Monday, 28 October 2013

Ooh La La Creations.....

Bonjour peeps, hope you haven't all blown away with this storm we are having, don't know about you but I'm pooped, had both Grandsons round on Saturday for a sleepover and I had very little sleep when one dropped off the other woke, we have got them for 12 nights starting next weekend whilst Mum and Dad are on their honeymoon, think me and hubby will be due a holiday when they get back to recuperate.
Today sees the start of a new challenge at Ooh La La Creations, the theme is.....Food/Drink. The image and papers that I have used are from the new Shawn Jenkins CD.....lots of fabbie images including Christmas as well as general occassions to choose from.

I used gimp to change the size of the image and printed it out twice
cutting out the cupcakes and layering them up.

Corrosive challenge.....Tic Tac Toe (bling,image Layers)
Crafty Catz....spots and stipes.
Papercrafts Journey.....anything goes.
Creative Inspirations....anything goes.
Inkspirational......anything goes
hugs n smiles

Monday, 21 October 2013

Sketch n Stash......

Morning all hope you had a fun filled weekend, mind you if you live in England it was probabaly a wet one. On Saturday I went to Moxley to do a class with the girls taught by Clare Charvil,we were making a mini album using the delish Graphic 45 papers so after getting back home fom a busy day, filled with crafting and a yummy buffet for lunch I put my feet up to watch Strictly, then on Sunday I spent the morning working on my Halloween abum......pics to follow sometime this week as I've neary finished it.

Tewoday sees the start of a n challenge at Sketch n Stash and this week we are being sponsored by 

We all got to play with a digi and I picked this delightful one called Amelia

I coloured the image in with Prismas but instead of blending them with Sansador, I just used the pencils as the images look like pencil drawings. Papers are Maya....I think.I pleated ribbon down the centre of a piece of lace and topped it off with a string of pearls.

hugs n smiles

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Sugar Creek Hollow....

Afternoon peeps, hope you are all having a fabbie weekend, I'm at Moxley today doing a class making a mini album with Clare Charvill using Graphic 45 papers, guaranteed to be a fun filled day with the lovely ladies there. Photos to follow soon if I managed to get it finished, I must admit I'm being a lazy crafter these past few days, still can't get to grips with dark mornings and I did most of my crafting first thing in the morning over a cup of tea before going to work....
On to this forthnights challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow, the theme is birds of a feather, we would love to see your vintage/shabby chic creations featuring birds and nests. I have used Pion papers or they could be Maya.....I cut them up and forgot to mark the back with the manufacturer. This card is for my daughetrs 30th Birthday next week, hopefully she won't see it prior to the big day.

butterflies and frame have been frantaged

Alphabet Challenge....R for roses.
Fussy and fancy.....celebrate.
4 Crafty Chicks....multiple layers.
Crafty Ribbons....anything goes.
Delightful challenges.....add a mat or frame it.
Bunny Zoe....ribbon
crafting by design.....anything goes.
Creative moments....anything goes with lace.
Fab n Funky....spots and stripes.
Pennys Paper Crafting.....anything goes
Paper Pretties....lots of embellishments.
Inkspirational....anything goes
Craftroom....our feathered friends.
Everybody Art....ribbon
Craft your Passion....add some embossing
Crafty cardmakers.....shabby chic.

check out the post below for Blog Candy

Friday, 18 October 2013

Candy Time

Afternoon peeps wow a big welcome to the new followers of my blog and being as I have hit 300+, I thought it was time for some candy, Christmas is fast approaching and I thought someone would like this fabbie Vintage Christmas Cd from Kraftyhands, lots of wonderful vintage images and papers for you to play with. What do you have to do to win......well you must be a follower of my blog,  just leave a comment below and it would be lovely if you posted the pic on your blog.I'll be drawing a lucky persons name out of the hat in two weeks time.......

good luck and thank you for taking the time to pop by.

Monday, 14 October 2013

Ooh La La....

Bonjour peeps......wow what a day of rain we had yesterday, at least I didn't feel guily having a crafty morning, although I did have to have a nap in the afternoon......tiring all this crafting. Today sees the start of a new challenge at Ooh La La Creations, the theme this fortnight is......Things with wings, I have used the fabbie new Cd, called The Shawn Jenkins collection., this Cd is jam packed with lots of gorgeous images and papers.

I have done two cards using the same topper and papers because you can get two cards from two of the papers, you can mix them up to create two cards with a slightly different twist, I did cut out more butterflies and layered a couple up on the background paper and the main image.

CD Sunday....butterflies.
Brown Sugar.....anything goes.
Delightful Challenges....distressed
have a great week

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Crafty Individuals.....

Evening peeps, brrrrr.... its definitley feeling cooler today, and rain on the way, at least I have managed to get the majority of my garden cut back, just waiting for the last flush of roses to finish. What is about when you get given a start and end time waiting for someone to call its always the end time that they turn up, on the plus side I did manage to get my windows cleaned ......it was just wasn't what I had planned to do today.

This month the challenge at Crafty Individuals is.......October, think Halloween, autumn colours or even Christmas preperations, lots of scope with this. I have used an acetate tree image which I framed, both items are from Crafty Individuals. the background was inked used Spiced marigold, stormy Sky, peeled paint and frayed burlap, then I over stamped with a crackle stamp. I used a stencil with sparkle paste from Imagination Crafts to create a frosty look. The leaves hanging from the frame are plastic which I painted and added treasure gold for a smidge of shine.

Frillie and Funky.....colours of autumn
Simon Says....use a stamp
Divas by Design.....3 or more layers.
Creative Moments....anything goes autumn.
Creative Beli....leaves.
Sweet Stamps....fall
Inky Chicks...use two different die cuts.
Oldie but  Goodie.....ribbon, pearls and glitter.
Crafting by Design....anything goes with ribbon.
CRAFT.....autumn/ halloween

hugs n smiles

Monday, 7 October 2013

Sketch n Stash....

Morning peeps, hope you all had a fabbie weekend, yay for brill. Saturday night viewing now that Strictly is back on, followed by Atlantis, you know Winter is coming cos the TV improves ready for Christmas. Spent yesterday visiting my Neice in hospital after she had  major heart surgery last week, she looks alot better now thank goodness.

On to this fortnights sketch for the Sketch n Stash challenge

We are sponsored by A Day For Daisies, 
I chose the lovely pearls in my hair design to play with.

Optional theme.....pearls

The papers are the new winter papers from First Edition and although some of the papers are winter with snowflakes on many of them are suitable for any occasion. The image is coloured with Prismas, I've added pearls in her hair and used Icicle Stickles for all the edges.

have a great week
catch up with you later

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Sugar Creek Hollow.....

Hiya back again with another card this time for this fortnights challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow, we are being sponsored by Really Reasonable Ribbons and the lucky winner gets $15 to spend.
The theme for this challenge is.....Romance. A perfect excuse to use the gorgeous images and papers from Pion designs, with added frantage. I used crackle glaze on the top of the image to achieve a more aged look.

Crafty Ribbons.....anything goes.
In the pink.....luscious lace.
Creative Beli....Ribbons and pearls.
Everybody Art.....stitching.
Oldie but a goodie....bingo(lace, stitching and pearls)
Top Tip.....flowers.
Live and Love Craft.....use pink.
Make my Monday....vintage, sepia and pink.
Pink Elephant....anniversary/wedding.
Crafty Catz....anything goes
My Sheri Crafts.....stitching

have a great weekend


Morning all, another busy week that has flown by again, my neice had a major heart operation on the same day as Ethans birthday, hopefully we will get to visit her tomorrow now that she is out of intensive care. My son got promoted at work after just 4 months....so proud of him, although he's full of cold and not feeling very well.

This is the first of two posts today, I'm slowly getting into the swing of things again, although my mojo has taken a leave of absence. At Kraftyhands the theme this month is Halloween colours, your project doesn't have to be Halloween just use the colours, this image was pefect, I used the Floral Fantasia CD, the main image is layered up for dimension.

hugs n smiles

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Ready Teddy Go......

Morning to you all ,well its two birthdays today, firstly my Grandson Ethan is 5 and Ready Teddy Go is 2 so  this time we are celebrating Ready Teddy Go challenge blogs birthday,  we are having a blog hop, with each member of the team having a prize along the way and the the overall winner will get a delish bag of goodies from The Hobby House.

The first blog hop is for Team Teddy and will run until the 14th October. Team Bear's blog hop will start on the 15th October and end on the 31st

Winners will be announced on the 15th (for Team Teddy) and 31st of October (for Team Bear)

All you need to do is leave a comment on each blog and be a follower of our Ready Teddy Go challenge to qualify for a chance to win this fantastic prize from The Hobby House.

Are you ready to hop.......
So the order for the blog hop is as follows.....

Daniele......thats me!!
Kelly S
Deborah A
Kelly L

Now onto the challenge this month which as our thoughts are turning to Autumn is Autumn Colours

Remember you must have a bear as the main image on your card to enter the challenge and any card that doesn't meet the criteria will be deleted from the list.

You can enter up to 4 times with different creations.

We are being sponsored this month by the fantastic Stampfairy who are giving away a $10 voucher to spend in their online shop.

We got to play with an image from the Stamp fairy, which I coloured in with Prismas, the paper is a freebie from Bearly Mine.

don't forget to visit everyones blog to be in the running for the fabbie prize
Happy Blog Hopping
hugs n smiles

Pennys Paper Crafting....anything goes.
Fab n Funky....ribbon.
Creative Moments......anything goes/autumn.
Crafty Creations....winged things.
Crafting by Design....anything goes.
Auds sentiments....sentiment for a child
Bearly Mine...halloween
LEJ Designs....things with wings.
Papertake.....anything goes
A gem of a challenge....use black.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Art Nouveau.....

Morning peeps, today sees the launch of a new Cd from the boys at Kraftyhands, this one is called Craft Nouveau and is jam packed with gorgeous designs, this card is one from the decoupage pyramid set. All of the elements are on the two sheets so you can make the tag (have use a tag blank not included) with the added flower on the card.

Show times are 11:00am and 3:00pm on Create and Craft