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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, 25 August 2013

Anything Goes with a Twist

It's time for a new challenge on the One Stitch At A Time (OSAAT) Challenge blog, this week's theme is Anything Goes.....with a Twist. The twist is that a Stitchy Bear digi, from any of our creator's images, must be used on your creation. There are winners from our blog challenges every week so there must be hundreds out there and we would love to see them.  There is a super prize this week, lengths of gorgeous ribbon (I know it's gorgeous as it's from my stash), flowers and scrapbooks.  The usual rules apply of no backlinking and a creation from after our challenge was posted.

Here's my card for this week.

The background paper is from Panda Bears Designs and it's called L'il Monsters paper pack,  lots of gorgeous colourways in these designs.  I've teamed it up with the Stitchy Bear's image, Bumblebrella. Isn't she cute! I've coloured her with Flexmarkers and added a Wink of Stella on her wings. I think she's a bit of a red hat bee having red antenna and a red and purple body. 

Monday, 19 August 2013

Just A little Bit Late

Sunday saw a another fab challenge over on the OSAAT blog and I'm a little late in getting my post on here.  This week's theme is 'Back To School'. You can use a Stitchy Bear image as many times as you like but allowed only three entries with a non-Stitchy image.  You must link back to our blog and no backlinking, it must be a new creation after our blog goes live.

Our sponsor this week is Creative Craftworld with three Promarkers for the selected winner using a Stitchy image.  All entries with a non-Stitchy image will be placed in a draw for $3 to spend in the store.

For my card this week I chose the gorgeous image, 'Little Mermaid' by Barb Jensen.

Isn't she gorgeous? The background paper is from a paper pack called Ocean Blue created by Panda Bear Designs. I love these papers. The Little Mermaid was coloured with a mix of blue and green  Promarkers and Flexmarkers  and her tail was highlighted with this new sparkle pen called a Wink of Stella, it's available from Joanna Sheen. My mermaid went back to shoal!  Does anyone out there get my odd sense of humour, I'd love to know.  I would like to enter the following:-

The Squirrel and The Fox - Challenge  #50 - Whimsical
Brown Sugar Challenge # 55 - Green, Blue and White
Daring Cardmakers: Colours of the Sea 
Digi Haven - Sea Life Challenge

Sunday, 11 August 2013

It's Sunday and time for another challenge at OSAAT

It's time for a new challenge at OSAAT and the theme this week is everyone's favourite, Use A Digi.  Please read the rules of the challenge about using a Stitchy Bear image. You may enter as many times as you like with Stitch Bear digi for a chance to win the fab prize of all the images that the DT used in Challenge #174. Just think, buy one Stitchy Bear image and win all those images and you could be entering our weekly challenges for ages.  Please enter three times only for a non Stitchy image, any more and your entrie will be removed to give others a fairer chance of winning the prize of $3 to spend in the store.

For my card this week  I chose 'In The Castle' by Stitchy Bear and I've coloured the image with a mix of Promarker, Flexmarker and Copics to get the tones I wanted. The sentiment is self-generated and the matching flower is by Prima.

I would like to enter the following:-

Our Creative Corner ~ Words, Words, Words 
Brown Sugar # 54 - Anything Goes 
Sister Act Card Challenge #19 - Anything Goes
Wags 'n Whiskers #119 Fairytale/Fantasy

Saturday, 10 August 2013

It hurts so much to say goodbye

We had to have our handsome German Shepherd, Ben, put to sleep last Friday and it's been very hard to stop myself looking for him. At least Bill and I were the last people he saw.  He wasn't keen on me being out of his sight for too long and he would come up and have a doze as I was crafting. Sleep on, lovely boy. I miss kissing that lovely face.  See you at Rainbow Bridge, Ben-Ben.