Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Ever Hopeful - A Layout

Hello peeps.
Just thought I would share this wee layout with you all.
I am so enjoying my layouts these days that I thought I ought to branch out and include something other than my darling grandson.
So, here for his digital layout debut is my darling husband.
This was last September in Anglesey.
He actually went out and bought a child's fishing rod ('cos that's all we could find in September!!) and bought it back to the lodge full of hope that he would catch something.
Now what did he use as bait I hear you ask??
Well as we couldn't find a bait shop either he used cheese and bread - I ask you!! Lol
Anyway, the only interest he got in his cheese and bread was from the dozens of ducks on the lake! hahaha.
Bless him - I think he was really disappointed.
Still, at least I got to read my book whilst he was "fishing" Lol.
I used a Digikit called "Fishing" appropriately enough and put it all together in my Craft Artist programme.
So, I am going to enter this into the challenge at Digitally Sweet which is Anything Goes.

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Midway Reminder - Masking at Totally Tilda

Hello folks,
Just popped in to remind you that you have about a week left to enter the current challenge over at Totally Tilda.
This time the challenge is:
And don't forget we are sponsored by:
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And the Prize is;
So here is my Midway creation for you:
I have masked Tilda in the Garden with the Invite stamp and then added a little sentiment to it. (It's true too!)
This card is for my very lovely friend's birthday and she should have received it by now so I am safe putting it on here.  I hope she liked it!!
The background papers are from Lili of the Valley and the pad is called Promises.
The flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts
The little Happy Birthday is a Clarity Stamp and fitted this just perfectly.
The Happy Birthday ribbon is of course from Crafty Ribbons HERE

So folks there you have it.  
I hope you can find the time to join in with the MASKING challenge.
Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Oh so blue!!

Hi all,
Just popping in to show you a card I made before Christmas.
You will remember, those of you who visited my Christmas Advent posts for Crafty Ribbons before Christmas, that I made a card using Clarity Stamps for my Mum to give to folk in Lanzarote.
Well, I actually made two which were similar so here is the other one:
Again,I have used only one ink pad on this card which if I remember rightly was Denim Adirondack.
I used the trees and their mantle stamps and added some glitter to the trunks and to the snow on the ground.
There is a little hedgerow stamp that comes with the tree/mantle set and this is what I have used across the bottom.
I used one of the masks from the sun/moon mask set from Clarity Stamp to try and make it look like a frosty night scene.  The gorgeous little Deer and mother stamp is also from Clarity.
Finally I used the Letterbox kit to add the sentiment across the bottom (Happy Christmas in Spanish).  I was going to add baker's twine to each letter but I thought it would distract from the picture so changed my mind.
So there you go then, the second of my two card commission.  I do hope they were well received.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Monday, 20 January 2014

DT Call at Crafty Ribbons

Hi all,
Just popping in to let you know that we are looking for one or maybe two extra members to join us at the Crafty Ribbons Design Team.
Do you love to use ribbons? Then maybe this is the DT for you.
Here is what Carol put on the Crafty Ribbons blog yesterday:
Hope you haven't forgotten about us here at CRAFTY RIBBONS, Our new challenges for this year start on the 6th Feb so please add this to your diary and remember to come  back and join in with our challenges. We will be having a few changes but i am sure you will enjoy them !! 
first we need another member or two so we would love to here from anyone who wants to commit
 to a  DESIGN TEAM  and who loves ribbon!!

Mission Statement

Enjoy working with ribbon - this is paramount.
Promote Crafty Ribbons - we stock a lot of ribbon BUT our EXCLUSIVE ribbon is what sets us apart from other ribbon companies.  So using our EXCLUSIVE ribbon on your creations will give us a greater exposure.
Inspirational with Ribbon - let the ribbon do the talking. 
Must be fun   make the challenges simple and clear. 
Even if you have never been on a  Design Team before you can still apply. 
The DT call runs from today for two weeks so be quick ....
 All you need to do is attach a new card or creation that shows your creativity with ribbon at your best .
 Link up below and let people know about our DT call in your post 
                                                                GOOD LUCK

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Yay!! I'm back with the Tilda-ettes!!

Hello all.
Yay, I made it back into the Design Team at Totally Tilda!!
Thank you Susie for having me back again - MWAH!!
Chuffed to be here again to see all your wonderful Tilda creations.
So let's get going shall we??
Sunday again and that means it is time for the new challenge over at Totally Tilda.
Please remember to hop on over to the Totally Tilda challenge blog and have a look to see if you were one of our lucky winners/Top 3.
Remember our winners and top three are chosen by Susie and the Design Team.
No random.org here! So if you won it's because we loved your creation.
Right on to the new challenge.

The theme for this fortnight's challenge is:
So as long as you have at least one Tilda image on your creation, the world is your oyster!!
This time we are lucky to be sponsored by:
and the prize is:

So here is my creation for this challenge:
So I have masked Cutie Circus Tilda on to the chair and then surrounded her with masked presents.
Isn't she a lucky girl getting all those presents!! Bet I don't get that many. Lol.
So she is coloured with my Copics and I have coloured the outside of the die cut circle with ink using a stencil brush.  
The Happy Birthday ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons HERE
The little flowers are made from Martha Stewart Air Dry clay as is the little ribbon at the bottom of the circle.
So there you have it folks the first of this year's Totally Tilda cards.
See you back here next week for the MW reminder.

Monday, 13 January 2014

Play Time - Another Layout

Hi all,
Well, how exciting - only got a top 3 place at Lasting Memories with my Vroom Vroom layout!! YAY!!
Thank you ladies.
So with my new found confidence, here's another one.
So you have to choose a DT member and lift one of their layouts and base your own around it.
So I scraplifted Haven's layout from June 26th 2013.
These are all pics of my lovely grandson Carter in differing states of play.
Doesn't he look studious in that bottom piccy?? Lol.
Love him.

Friday, 10 January 2014

Vroom Vroom!!

Hello lovely peeps.
Just popped in to show you my latest layout.
I have followed the sketch at Lasting Memories Layout Challenges and this is what I have come up with.
The "set of wheels" is a baby walker made to look like a car!!
Gosh the things they come up with these days!! Lol. 
Main thing is that he loves it and all the funny noises it makes, bless him.
I have used the Birthday Boy kit from Daisy Trail on my Craft Artist.
I am also going to enter this into the Digitally Sweet Challenge which is Anything Goes
Oh my, I love this little fella to the moon and back!
Must rush, need to get to Post Office before it closes!! Eeek!

Thursday, 2 January 2014

My lovely little Santa!!

Hi all,
Just had to show you my first layout for 2014.
I am going to be doing a lot of these now to show how my darling little Grandson is growing.
He looked so cute in his Santa outfit on Christmas Day I just couldn't resist.
So here you go then.
I have used a kit from Daisy Trail called Paper Christmas.
I started out with one of the Scrapbook Page layouts and changed it around a bit.

Candy Winner!!

Hello folks.
I'm just stopping by to announce the winner of my Christmas Day Candy.
All those people who left a comment on ANY of my Crafty Ribbons Advent posts went into the draw and if you left more than one comment you went into the draw more than once too - so the more comments you left the more chances you had to win!

So without further ado.......
I asked the hubster to draw a name out of the hat and the name he pulled out was
Congratulations hunni.
Please drop me an email (link in my sidebar) with your postal address so I can get your goodies out to you.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by my blog in 2013, all your comments are greatly appreciated.
I hope to see you all again in 2014.
Ta ta for now!!

Hurry Hurry Hurry!!

Hi folks,
Just popping in to let you know that all the £5 ribbon packs at Crafty Ribbons are down to £1 each!!
Yes you read it right - just £1 each.

Best get a wriggle on though as they are selling like hot cakes.
Well actually they are selling like £1 ribbon packs but that doesn't have quite the same ring!! Lol
Don't forget the Crafty Ribbons challenges will recommence at the beginning of February.
See you there!