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Monday, 27 August 2012

An ickle bit of news

Hi everyone,
No card tonight/this morning, I'm up far too late but just had to post my ickle bit of news as I'm on my jolly hollies tomorrow/today?! and it just won't wait until I'm back......

OMG! I had to do a double take when I saw that they had picked me to join them over at Totally Tilda, I just can't wait to get started! They are such a friendly bunch of ladies and I feel honored to be on yet another amazing DT - I must be doing something right, right? 
Needless to say I can't stop grinning, people must think I'm off my rocker, but I don't care lol! 

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Allsorts DT #169 It's a gift

Morning lovelies,
It's Saturday again, don't the weeks fly by? and Saturday can mean only one thing - the fun starts all over again at 
 with a fantastic brand new challenge. Our lovely teamie Brenda has given us the wonderful theme of 
It's a gift
 this time around and wasn't I spoilt for choice? I didn't know where to begin, the possibilities are endless with a challenge like this! So in the end I went for a treat box and matching tag........

Papers are MME

Image - Magnolia You are so special - King Tilda
Magnolia doohickeys - Tildas Ticket, vintage tag, heart swirl branch
Background stamps - Kaisercraft Chapter One and Postmarks

SU sentiment on the inner tag

Challenges I would like to enter:
Tildas Town - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for visiting me and for the amazing comments you leave, your support means the world to me. Check out all the challenge details and my teamies gorgeous inspiration over at the Allsorts blog.

Please scroll down for yesterdays new creation for Fussy and Fancy.....
Next week I will hopefully be here by scheduled post as I'm off on me jollies with my family to sunny Skipsea!

Happy Crafting!

Friday, 24 August 2012

Fussy and Fancy #70 Back to School

Morning all,
I had a wonderful surprise yesterday, my husband took me out for our anniversary to see Dirty Dancing at the Birmingham Hippodrome and it was amazing! I've never been to a show before and I was sooooo excited, the whole evening was magical and I've got the bug now and want to go to see more shows lol!

It's Friday and that means another 
 challenge with a fab theme of 
Back to School
 this time!

I usually struggle with this theme, but there are loads of challenge blogs with the same idea at the minute and after blog hopping I was totally inspired to make something new! I decided to make a binder for my four year old daughter as a keepsake as she starts school in a couple of weeks - eeek, my kids are growing up too fast!

My sewing machine got another outing on this project and think the stitching finishes it off perfectly - I know it's nothing new in the crafting world but it's a big deal to me as I have had my sewing machine since Christmas (and wanted one long before that) and have only just plucked up the courage to use it, and I also had some teething troubles with it as I had cheap cotton which kept breaking. To get the perfect stitching around the image I turned the handwheel manually instead of using the foot pedal, my wrist ached afterwards but it was so worth it!

LOTV school girl image
Nitwits papers
Nesties Circle and Lacey circles
Magnolia doohickey cloud, antique lace, vintage tag, Tildas Ticket
various Kraft scraps
SU seam binding
WOC flowers
TH clip, DI's and tab On the edge die
Magnolia newspaper print paper
book rings and compass charm from stash

I would like to enter the following challenge:
Lili's little fairies - Spots or stripes

Thanks for taking the time to pop by today, your comments are always so lovely! I will be back tomorrow with my Allsorts creation

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Allsorts DT #168 Heavy Metal

Morning everyone,
I can't believe it's a week since I was in Leeds at the fab LOTV shop! I had a brilliant time, everyone was sooooo friendly and I got on really well in the promarker workshop - I will be making a card with the image I coloured so watch this space for that one lol! Dawny P, who took the class was lovely, really friendly and down to earth. The class was very professional and ran so smoothly, and the hour went far too fast - it just goes to prove how time really does fly when you're having that much fun! I also spent too much, well you can't go all that way and then not buy anything can you?
Anywho, I hope you are all ready for another fab 
 challenge, this week hosted by Helene, who has given us a theme of 
Heavy Metal.
I decided to use a charm and I made my flower out of tinfoil! This is a very CAS card, not like me at all, but I guess I needed to take a couple of weeks off from my usual 'busy' style. When I look at this card I feel it represents the decluttering of the mind and I now feel refreshed. 

A close up of the Peacock image from this week's sponsor Flonz, I love this kind of stamp: quick and easy silhouette style which is fab to embellish with minimum effort!

SU papers and seam binding
Nesties labels two
Whimsy mini postage stamp sentiment
Magnolia doohickey peony petal
charm, brad and assorted gems/sequins from stash

Got to love you and leave you now, I've got to brave the shops today to buy all the last minute things ready for school, I tried unsuccessfully to do this earlier in the week - my daughter has very narrow feet and I have a feeling school shoes are going to be a nightmare, having tried six pairs on in one shop and none were a good enough fit! 

Thanks for stopping by to say hello today, as always your comments brighten my day, and I will see you again on Friday (if not before ;) to show you my latest Fussy and Fancy creation!
Wishing you a productive crafting weekend

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Totally Tilda DT call

Morning peeps,
I have an extra card to show you today that I've been working on this week. It was made specifically for

Totally Tilda's DT call

 which I'm equally excited and nervous about entering. I never have much luck with DT calls as a rule, but the lovely feeling that only comes from the anticipation and opportunity to work on such a fab DT with my beloved Tildas has inspired me to create a little something, I just hope it's liked :)
I must apologise in advance as there are a few piccies!

This is my double shutter card closed....

and this is it opened out fully......

The flowers are WOC, the sentiment on the tag is LOTV, the papers are Nitwits: a combo of Bumbleberry and In the Meadow  
and all the panels are machine stitched.

Doohickeys used are dragonfly, vintage tag, stitched scalloped lace and cloud. Magnolia Tildas are: Tilda with Wiola and Burger Tilda from the Summer Memories collection, both coloured with DI's.

I put a bit of cheesecloth behind Burger Tilda and added some flower ribbon and an SU birthday stamp.

A closer look at the tag

I''m hoping that my card reflects the type of project I love creating, I like trying new things and experimenting so often amalgamate projects to create something new and different. I strive to improve my colouring so the images are the best they can be and although most of my cards have plenty on them, I can also do CAS!

The inspiration for the DT call was this beautiful image and I loved working with these colours!

Thanks for taking a look at my project today, your comments are always sooooo appreciated!

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Allsorts DT wk#167 Going Round in Circles

Morning all,
Really quick post this morning as we are going to Leeds today to the Lili of the Valley shop, I'm soooooo excited as I have a place booked on Dawny P's promarker class this afternoon and I cant wait to spend some money in their shop too!
This morning sees the start of another fab 
 challenge, brought to you this time by our lovely teamie Jo, who would like to see us all 
Going Round in Circles!

I had a New Home card to make for my brother and sister-in-law and I came up with this:

It's not my usual style, I have to say, but the idea just came to me and I had to go with the flow!
I cut the Kraft card base using Scalloped Grand Nestie. As I don't have any plain circle nesties I had to get my compass out for the inner circle, the paper is from TH Lost and Found - which I also used on the SU house stamp (a roll-a-round wheel stamp) to link it to the paper underneath. The image and sentiment (computer generated) are mounted on Kraft lacey circle nesties. The fence is a Magnolia Doohickey and I added some white acrylic paint to this and the bubble wrap layers. SU baja breeze seam binding and a key charm are the finishing touches.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my card today and I hope you find time to enter the challenge this week, pop over to Allsorts for all the details and all the other fab DT inspiration!

Saturday, 4 August 2012

3 flowers, 2 stamps and 1 paper, Allsorts #166

Morning blogging friends,
It's my turn to host 
 challenge this week and I've thought up a recipe:

3 flowers
2 stamps
1 paper

and with the following challenges to enter in mind,
Totally Tilda - Summer Fun
Simply Magnolia - Criss Cross card
Deep Ocean - Anything Goes
Just Magnolia - Anything Goes with option of handmade flowers
 I came up with this criss cross slider card. I haven't decided whether I like it or not yet, the colouring isn't the best as the DI's reacted weirdly to the watercolour paper which I found in the garage. I drew the driftwood background around Flip Flop Tilda and added Sand coloured fine Flowersoft for the beach.

Magnolia Scandanavian Map DP
Magnolia Doo Hickeys - Antique lace, peony petal, vintage tag
TH on the edge scrollwork
Go Kreate shaped card die
LOTV sentiment
Magnolia Flip Flip Tilda coloured in DI's
Sand Flowersoft
SU photo corner punch

Thanks for visiting me and leaving such amazing comments, I really appreciate your support x
I hope you all have a fab crafting week ahead and you get the chance to play along with Allsorts, as always there's tons of inspiration from the rest of the DT and 6 images up for grabs courtesy of sponsor 

See you next Saturday for more Allsorts fun

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