Saturday, 22 November 2014

Blog Hop

Welcome to the “Crafty Sentiments Designs’ blog hop”!

It's the "Day 3"!!! 
We are so excited to have you join us today!
At each stop of the hop we hope you will be inspired by the creativity of the design Team from “Crafty Sentiments Designs”. You are sure to find many wonderful projects that will be at the top of your crafting lists! If you happened across this post out of order, please head to the Crafty Sentiments Designs’ blog to start at the beginning of the hop.
Here is the project I created for this hop:

Now how about some blog hop prizes??
3 of the new rubber stamps release will go to 3 different hoppers In order to win you will need to leave a comment each day on all the blogs.

What do you need to do to be eligible for these amazing prizes?
1. Become a follower of each blog in the hop, if you aren't already for the 4 days “Blog Hop New Releases”.
2. Leave some comment love at each stop for the 4 days “Blog Hop New Releases”.
3. If you do both of the above, check back here at the “Crafty Sentiments’ blog” for the winners on 28th November !

Now for the blog hop lineup:
I hope you have enjoyed the first stop on our wonderful hop! Be sure to head on over to the other stops for more inspiration, comment and become a follower to be eligible for the prizes!

Good luck!

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Delightful Thursday

Hello there and welcome to another Delightful Thursday where the Design Team on the Digital Delights Blog showcase some of the fabulous images available at the Digital Delights Store.

I have used Forgetful Fran for my card and Fran comes with the sentiment included and is available here.  I coloured Fran with my Copics and printed the sentiment directly onto the card stock so I could have a fairly Clean and Simple style card.  I added a bit of colourful paper behind the card stock and finished off with a few Doodlebug Sprinkles.  I just love the look on Fran's face!

Please take a look at the Digital Delights Blog for lots more inspiration from the Design Team.  Over on the Delightful Challenges this week's challenge is all about Bling!

Challenges I would like to enter:

Crafter's Cafe - Birthdays (Hope Belated Birthdays count!)
Dream Valley - Anything Goes

Well I am off to get the house ready for the arrival of my three boys tomorrow! Hope you have a wonderful day and thank you so much for visiting me and the lovely comments you leave.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

A Card For A Child

Happy Wednesday to you all. All has returned to normal here with Rowan going home on Monday and the dogs returning home Saturday.  Lack of sleep was a big factor - four nights without sleep was a lot even for me!! My sister's eldest dog barked quite a lot if he wasn't with me and as I had to have Rowan in with me for feeding it got quite noisy at nights! I thought if Dave slept with them in the spare room things would be ok but it was not to be.  Rowan has baby eczema so I had to keep the dogs away from him as much as possible.  Rowan also had two bad nights too with his eczema bothering him.  Its such a shame because he never cries and is always so happy if wasn't for the eczema.  Anyway I loved having him here it was lovely and now everything seems very quiet.

Today is my daughter's fortieth birthday - Happy Birthday sweetie!! She doesn't really look at my blog that often, too busy with other things.  We are having a family celebration on Saturday and my Son and two Grandsons are coming up on Friday for the weekend so lots more chaos planned!!

Today sees the start of a new challenge at The Paper Shelter and the theme this week is A Card for A Child.  Well I have actually had to buy cards lately as I didn't have suitable ones (i.e. my Daughter's fortieth, Dave's Seventieth and our Anniversary) so I decided to make a card for Max who is 8 next month.  As the card was for Max there was only one image I could use:

Max is a real games enthusiast so I just had to use this image for him.  The image is Mad About Video Games available here. I coloured him in with my Copics and used Dienamics Pierced Rectangle Stax to cut him out.  The papers are MME Fly A Kite.  The border is Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Scallop and the Star Festoon is Whiff of Joy.  The 8 was made with Dienamics By the Numbers and Max was made with Sizzix Typeset Alphabet.

As usual, there is a fabulous prize for the lucky winner:

Please have a look at the rest of the DT's work at The Paper Shelter and for all the details.

I am scheduling this post as I am off to Manchester on the train with a friend for some shopping and lunch, no doubt champagne will be involved too - I think I have earned it!! Thank you so much for looking and your kind comments, take care xx

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Midway at ALBC

Hello there, another scheduled post for me.  A quick reminder that we are half way through our monthly challenge at A Little Bit Crafty and the theme this month is CAS - Clean and Simple.  I did a quick card:

I printed the sentiment out on my PC fading the colour.  Paper is Pink Petticoat and I used a Dienamic die for the edge of the mat. Finished with some twine and a button - simples!

All the details for the challenge can be found here there are some fabulous prizes so take a look. Sorry about the quick post but a massive thank you for coming to take a look!

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Delightful Thursday

Hello there, this is a scheduled post so fingers crossed! Today its time to take a trip to the Digital Delights Blog to see a selection of projects showcasing some of the fab images available at the Digital Delights Store.

I have used Luvvy Duck Myrtle available here. She has been coloured with my Copics and then cut out.  The sentiment is from the Super Hero Sentiment set available here. Paper is from Nitwits.  I used Memory Box Puffy Clouds die and Marianne fence die.  The background has been embossed with a circles embossing folder.

Please take a trip over to the Digital Delights Blog to see the rest of the DT work for some more inspiration.  Thank you so much for looking today.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Everyone's Favourite

Hello there and its time for another challenge at Crafty Sentiments.  This week we have everybody's favourite - Anything Goes! Here is my card:

I have used one of my favourite images, Snowman and Friends available here.  I coloured him with my Copics and added some Doodlebug sequins.  He has been cut out using Dienamics Pierced Square Stax and matted onto Spellbinders Adorning Squares using mirri card.  The swirls are Memory Box Curled Ribbon.  I used First Edition Silent Night papers.  The sentiment is Clearly Besotted stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with silver ep, I then cut it out using a Cheery Lynn Tags 2.

Please go over to the challenge and see the rest of the DT designs and there is a fab prize this week for the lucky winner:

Challenges I would like to enter:

Card Mania - Dies
Craft-Dee Bowz - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Stamping Sensations - Christmas
The Ribbon Girl - Christmas Card
Stempelsonnen - Its Winter
Creative Card Crew - Christmas Joy

Well my life is about to get very hectic for the next 6 days!!  My sister is going into hospital today to have a hip replacement and I will be looking after Luca, Japanese Spitz, and Rudi, Papillon, until Saturday when she will be going home.  Then tomorrow my Daughter is bringing Rowan over and I will be looking after him until next Monday as she is off to Paris!!!  So one cat, two dogs and one baby - sounds like the name of a film (farce I think, lol).  So I apologise now if my commenting is a bit erratic or even none existent over the next 6 days.  Wish me luck!!!

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Stanley Claus

Hello and a big welcome to my blog, thank you so much for calling.  Today I have a Christmas card to show you featuring one of the new releases for November from Beccy's Place:

This little guy is called Stanley Claus and he is available here. I coloured him with my Copics and added lots of Stickles.  The papers are Nitwits Ho Ho Ho.  I used Dienamics Pierced Oval Stax to cut Stanley out and matted him on Spellbinders Beaded Ovals. The corner dies are Whimsy, Poinsettia is Marianne, Noel is Clearly Besotted and a Martha Stewart punch for the border.

Challenges I would like to enter:

A Creative Romance - Winter Warmers
Creative Corner - It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Moving Along With The Times - Sparkle and/or Shine
A Random Fan - Red White and Green
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

I am having my Daughter, her partner, Rowan and my Sister around for Sunday dinner today so must dash and do housework and cook!!! Have a wonderful day whatever you are doing and a big thank you for visiting me and your continued support.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

New Release at Digital Delights

Hello there and a happy Thursday to you all.  Here in the U.K. we celebrated Guy Fawkes night last night so loads of fireworks were going off everywhere and I could smell burning everywhere in the house although I couldn't see anyone with a bonfire close by! Luckily, our cat is stone deaf!!

Over at Digital Delights we have a new release today!! I have used the super cute Gingerbread Patchy for my card:

Isn't he cute in his little Gingerbread outfit? You can get Gingerbread Patchy here.  The sentiment is from the Christmas Hugs set which is available here.  I used papers from Wendy's Christmas Lights Set which is available here.  I coloured Patchy with my Copics although I think I have made the gingerbread part a bit too orange, must have been still in Halloween mode lol.  I used Spellbinders Ovals and Beaded Ovals to cut and mat the image.  Memory Box Precious Ornaments, Marianne Trees, Dienamics Fishtail Stax and Cheery Lynn Horizon Fishtail Banners. The embossing on the Centura Pearl card was done with a Embossalicious embossing folder.  I added some Stickles to the tree.

Please head over to the Digital Delights Blog to see the rest of the new releases.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Addicted to Stamps - Photo Inspiration (I used the colours red and green)
A Random Fan - Red White and Green
Creative Card Crew - Christmas Joy
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Use Your Dies

Thank you so much for looking and your lovely comments.