Thursday, 25 June 2015

Sewing

Today the MAWTT challenge is hosted for the very first time by Emily and she has chosen the theme of;

Sewing

For my card, I chose another All Dressed Up image, this time Purrfect Together, coloured with Promarkers then set on Ooh La La papers - these CD's come in handy for DP's too when you are looking for a colour match!  Finally, lots of dies in action, my stitched Simon Says rectangles along with my Magnolia tag - for a hidden greeting and my La La Land banner.


Challenges;
All Dressed Up - Anything Goes - Challenge 37
Cutie Pies - Cats & Dogs - but really just cats!!!
Stamping Sensations - Dies & Punches
Chocolate Coffee & Cards - Use pearls
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Papertake - Triotastic - 3 pearls
Crafting for all Seasons - Cute and summery - well defo cute! - Sorry to see you close. Jx

Monday, 22 June 2015

Happy Birthday

Today's challenge at Ooh La La is set by Avril and she has chosen the lovely easy one of

Happy Birthday.

Think we will have loads of entries this time so bear with us as we try to comment on all your cards!

For my card I have again used the Paula Oakley CD - can you tell I love this one already!  I've made an A5 card this time and decorated it with a ribbon flower.  I was so into making these last year and thought it was about time I fished out that tutorial from Bonnie and made another!



I even decorated the inside of this one, and that doesn't happen very often!

Challenges;
A Gem of a Challenge - Summertime - flowers in full bloom
Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge - Anything goes + blue
Frosted Designs - Summertime blues
Kitty Bee Designs - Birthday
Simply Papercraft - Anything goes Jx


Friday, 19 June 2015

Man's Best Friend

For clarification, man's best friend may well be the dog, but this woman's best friend is defo her cat!  I haven't mentioned the lovely Merlot in a while, so just in case you were wondering, he's still as lovely as ever.  He now has a fantastic Elvis styled lip curl which is more pronounced when he's on the attack and his favourite place remains to be on my lap sound asleep afer a day of cat action.  (I will not give details as he's a bit of a lad!)

Anyway, back to Bertie dog off the latest Ooh La La CD by Paula Oakley.  Isn't he lovely - he too looks like he has a lot of character and would be a fun guy to have around.


Challenges;
CD Sunday -Four Legs and a tail
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Furry Friends Jx

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Plain Jane

I've got a new toy - two actually all because of Sarah  (not Debs this time!!!)

It's a stepper card die used to make the card below only the die was too big for my big shot so I needed to buy the bigger plates - but plates are boring so I got the new teal coloured Grand Calibur instead and I love it!


So, back to the card - kept it simple with a few dies and paper piecing. The stamp is a beautiful All Dressed Up one which I love, well actually I love most of their stamps!  And the papers, LOVT Country Meadow.

As for what's new, well Colin is now back working at Mackie's Ice-Cream and Alan is loving working with the oil company Nexen - both just Summer jobs.  And as for me, well the phlebotomy went well last week, real blood has now been drawn and my training is ongoing.

Challenges;
All Dressed Up - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Oh so Pretty
Passion for Promarkers - No squares allowed
Top Tip Tuesday - Cut it out
Crafting When We Can - Paper Piecing
Glitter n Sparkle - Include a die cut
Crafty Calender - Fancy Folds
Chocolate Coffee & Cards - Pearls
Crafty Catz - CAS
Stamping Sensations - Dies & Punches Jx



Thursday, 11 June 2015

To The Happy Couple

Challenge time once more at MAWTT, and today Gail has chosen

To The Happy Couple

So that could be an engagement, a wedding or an anniversary card - it's up to you.

I went with anniversary, as my husband and I celebrated our 27th wedding anniversary last month.  I looked it up and apparently the appropriate gift for said occasion is a sculpture, so I'll keep you posted if one appears!  (Perhaps not!!!)


Anyway, back to my card and the stamp used, it's a Penny Black showing a lovely sun set, and it just reminded me of our honeymoon in St Lucia and the sun sets there.  I had never seen a sun set so quickly and was amazed that you could be on the beach sun bathing then about half an hour later the sky was black and it was night!



Challenges;
Sweet Stampin - Something Old  - PB Stamp, Something New - Tattered Lace borders from a die
Stamping Sensations - Dies & Punches - Corner & border dies
Without Words - Summer holidays
Addicted To Stamps - Summer Colours
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
C4C289 - Sunshine  Jx

Monday, 8 June 2015

Here Comes Summer

I so hope the title of this post is correct, a nice spell of hot weather would be so welcome so fingers crossed! Not that I want it too hot, as I have a busy week ahead getting some practice in at phlebotomy (taking blood).  To date I've only practiced on dummys so I'm guessing I'll be hot enough with a real arm in front of me!

Anyway, enough of that and back to the latest challenge over at Ooh La La, where the theme is

"Here Comes Summer!"

Now for this one I just had to use my new Paula Oakley CD and a gorgeous deck chair image.  So reminds me of the prom at Brighton.  We spent so many hours down at the beach there, swimming in the sea and sun bathing and on sunny days the hire of deck chairs was big business!


Challenges;
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Chocolate Coffee & Cards - Summer fun
Fussy & Fancy - Fun in the sun
Cute Card Thursday - Summer colours - well you only get a sea that colour in the summer!
Crafty Gals Corner - Summer Fun
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes Jx

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Texture

Morning everyone and welcome to the latest challenge over at MAWTT, chosen this time by Mrs Duck. She's gone with the great theme of
Texture

So grab those embossing powders and folders, your charms and ribbons and anything else you can think would add texture to your work.



To add texture to my card, I went with die cuts and embossing folders.  I've gone for a simple colour scheme and a gorgeous Hannah Lynn image and finished my card off with a LOTV sentiment and ribbon.

Challenges;
Polkadoodles - Girly but no pink
Clear it Out - Girls and die cuts and stash items... Image printed and coloured months ago/ old ribbon.
Fan-tastic Tuesday - texture
TopTipTuesday- All about the hair
Make it Mon with Kraft - Emboss
Make my Mon - Kraft

And poor Mrs Duck is feeling poorly this week, hope you feel better soon and have learned your lesson, keep away from the chickens!!! Jx


Monday, 25 May 2015

Circles and Squares

It's almost the end of the month folks, May has all but been and gone, the garden is brightening up and the grass is growing like mad!  Things are going to plan in Aberdeen, Colin's flat is looking good but as with any property, there are always things to do!

Anyway, back to today, and Wynn's challenge over at OohLaLa.  This time we are looking for

Circles and Squares

So get your thinking caps on.  Be that a paper pattern, an image or dies, as long as we see both, you meet the challenge.

For my card, I went with a square base and circle decoupage.  This was a first for me and I must confess I did find it tricky lining up the dies on the image.  Any tips on this process would be much appreciated as several circles had to be binned cause they had either a white rim or when stacked my circle pyramid was wonky!!!

Who said DT members knew what they were doing???

Anyway, here is my card, it uses a lovely image off the Shaun Jenkins CD called Birdhouse.


Challenges;
A Gem of a Challenge - Flowers
Allsorts - Happy Birthday
Crafty Calender - Things with wings - Blue tit
Wags n Whiskers - Lots of Layers