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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, 23 June 2013

Summer on the Beach

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge over on the One Stitch At A Time blog here.  The challenge this week is to see you create something that's 'Not Square'. Lots of ideas there, ovals, circles, and rectangles can be used.

Our lovely sponsor this week is Creative Craft World and they are offering a choice of three Promarkers if your project is chosen and you have used an image from the Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet.

If you use a Stitchy Bear image, please help our Choccy to find you by placing the hash sign (#) after your name. There are over 4,000 digi images to choose from and you will be spoilt for choice. You may enter into the challenge as many times as you like as long as it is a 'Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet' image.  But, if you choose to use a non-Stitchy image, your entries will be limited to three.  You must link to our blog and it must be new created after our blog challenge goes live.

We are also having a Design Team call, can you:-

Submit two creations a month.
Have an active blog
Enjoy working with digi images
Comment on two out of ten challenge entries every week?

If so, please contact our lovely Choccy on and tell her about you and please include a link to your blog.  We are a mixed abilities team and a very happy little crowd and we have our own way of keeping in touch and encouraging each other.

For my card this week I chose to use Delicious Doodles - Beach Huts.

The image reminded me so much of the beach huts at Southwold in Suffolk and also on Mersea Island that I can see from my window (with good binoculars!). Can you remember the sand getting into your sandwiches if the wind blew the wrong way.  Many years ago good friend and I used to pile the kids and dogs into our old Morris Minor Estate and head off down to Dymchurch for the day. Great times.

 I cut the base card with a Spellbinders Grand Labels Twenty-Three and covered it with a digi image from Pink Petticoat Stripes Collection available here. The print reminds me of deck chair stripes.  The image I've coloured with Flexmarkers and mounted it on a further two die cuts of green and blue from the same Spellbinders dies.  The sentiment is from a collection by Create with TLC called Hello Summer and was perfect.

I'd like to enter the following:-

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Alipeeps Art

This is a card made with a digi image called Butterfly Profile by Alipeeps Art that you can find in the Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet here

Isn't she beautiful and a real joy to colour. Her skin colour I was really pleased with but I still have to practice a lot more to get the hair colouring just right.  I fussy cut her flowing hair to accentuate the lines.  I can't wait to try some of the other gorgeous designs Ali has created.

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Sunny Sunday

It's been an absolutely gorgeous day here in the Essex backwaters, very peaceful and the perfect weather for breakfast and lunch in the garden.

There's a brand new challenge over on the One Stitch At A Time blog. Our theme this week is "Anything Goes" which seems to be everone's favourite and ours too as we get to see so many gorgeous creations.  The main prize this week for a lucky person who uses an image purchased from the Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet is the set of images used by the Design Team in Challenge #164 and that's over $20 dollars worth.  You can use a non-Stitchy image but your creation will go into a separate draw to win $3 to spend in the store  Don't forget there is always a freebie when purchases are made to the value of $3 and there's over two thousand images all ready for you to buy.  This week it is a Hope Jacare Doodles image and it's gorgeous.

For My DT card this week I've used one of Tami of Gingerloft Digi Stamps designs called Sunflower Collage.

Rather fitting for the sunny day I took this photo.  I change the colour of the collage to sepia tints and gently tinted the sunflower with coloured pencils as I wanted it to look similar to one of the old hand coloured photos from the 20's - 30's. I've curled some simple flowers and added just a couple of leaves, the dies are from Memory Box.  The sentiment was written by Heller Keller and is perfect for this card.  The leopard butterfly came from a kit from Kanban, now, sadly, no more.