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Boz Towers, Essex, United Kingdom
I'm a Red Hat Society member with a love of crafting of all sorts. A very proud mum to four fabulous children and Nan to six gorgeous grandchildren. I started work as a milliner and now have an abiding love of scrapbooking and card making.

The lovely people that drop by ~ thank you.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

LOVE - One Stitch at a Time Challenge #147

It's time for a new challenge over at the One Stitch At A Time Challenge Blog.  The theme this week is Love and that's not just Valentines but anything you love. Tell us about the things you love to do.

Our sponsor this week is our very own Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps and you can find a massive collection of amazing digital Stamps for every occasion right here.

In order to win the main prize of $9 to spend in the store you must use a Stitch Bear image or product from the store.  If you use a Stitchy Bear image pop a # after your name, you'll be easy to select by our lovely Choccy to go into the big draw.  Any other card (non SBDS) entered will be placed in a separate draw for a prize of $3 to spend in the store.

This is my card for this week's design team.  I chose to use the Heartbranch by Floppy Latte Designs.  I've used two together to reach across the bottom of my card. I've coloured the hearts and leaves with Promarkers. The background trellis paper I found in a Basic Grey - Two Scoops pad that I've had for ages. It matched perfectly with the plain Spellbinders heart paper of lovely fat cherubs with their bows and arrows. the open work die is by Cheery Lynn. A little sentiment has also been cut with a Spellbinders die. The flowers are by Kort and Godt bought from Joanna Sheen ages ago.

I would like to enter the following:-

Paper Creator's Crafts - Love is all Around 
Craft Us Crazy - Challenge #35 ~ Celebrate Love
I Love Promarkers Challenge #151 - Layer It Up
Craft-room Challenge - Valentine

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Use Not Stroke - My New Year's Resolution

I am a bit of a hoarder of beautiful papers. I've made a New Year's Resolution to use them on various projects instead of leaving them in a box and hating myself for thinking about cutting into them.  Here's the first project using Graphic 45's A Ladies' Diary papers. I wonder if I have maybe gone over the top on this so please let me know.

I absolutely love these papers and I really had to have a steady nerve as I cut into them. Still, at least I've got some more.

To the beautiful artwork I've added a couple of Memory Box dies  and some lace leaves. Ribbon and buttons are from my ever expanding stash and the flowers are mostly Wild Orchid Crafts.  The gorgeous bit of sparkle is a stick  pin I purchased from Ebay. Tucked behind the main image is a sweet little 'postcard' stamp from Crafty Individuals, it's so pretty when coloured with inks and chalks.

I'd like to enter the following:-

Our Creative Corner - Shabby Chic Style

It's all about the Vintage - Lace Dream

Everybody Art Challenge - Challenge #128 Pastell Colours

Use It Tuesday - #47 Make It Sparkle 

Craft Your Passion Challenges -#144 Vintage/Shabby Chic

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog: Challenge #153 Vintage 

Simon Says Stamp & Show : Challenge - Embrace the Old

Sunday, 6 January 2013

OSAAT Challenge #145

It's that time again when One Stitch At A Time set their weekly challenge. What brilliant theme this week is and that is to show us all those gorgeous bits and pieces of crafty stash you had for Christmas.  It can be absolutely anything that is new for you or a new happening that you are crafting for.

Our sponsor this week is our very own and very precious Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps. With $9.00 to spend in the store for the winner chosen who has used a Stitchy Bear Digital Stamp on their card.  Pop a hash sign like this, # after your name when using a Stitchy stamp.  If you win, you will be spoilt for choice.

You can enter using a non Stitchy digital stamp and be entered in the draw for $3.00 prize to spend in the store, you won't be disappointed.

For my card this week I've used a beautiful digi stamp designed by Stitchy herself.  It's called 'Home Sweet Home' and you can find it right here. Such a useful stamp that I know I will use again and again.

I've used a sheet of sparkly design paper from a pad by First Edition called Up, Up & Away and cut my Memory Box die bird in the same paper. I've added more foliage from Memory Box around the edges of the digi stamp. The sentiment is self generated.