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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, 29 September 2013

It's OSAAT Time!

Time for another great Challenge on the One Stitch At A Time Challenge Blog.  This week our theme is Autumn and we love to see your autumnal creations. Our sponsor this week is Creative Craft World with a fab prize of 3 Promarkers. To win this fab prize you must use an image from our Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet store.  You can enter the challenge as many times as you like if you are using a Stitchy image. With a non-Stitchy image you may enter only three times and you will be entered into a draw for $3 to spend in the store. You must link back to our challenge in your post and enter a creation made after our blog goes live.

For my card this week I chose to use Ike's Art - Trick or Treat! Well, what can you say but a fine set of pumpkins. One for the men on your life to give to you?

The background paper I printed off from an image store and the setiment comes with the digi stamp and cut it by hand.

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Another Great Challenge at OSAAT

Time for another challenge at One Stitch At A Time.  This week it 's 'Use a Digi' and to win the top prize of about $20 worth of the digi images used by the DT in challenge #180 you must use a Stitchy Bear image. The are 20 creators with fabulous images to choose from, you will be spoilt for choice.  The runner up prize is $3 to spend in the store. Have a look at the gorgeous cards the DT have created with their images.This must be a new creation after our blog goes live and no back linking.

It was my turn to chose an image for myself and two other DT members and I went for Reece's Scrap Pieces - Sweet Treats. In this gorgeous selection not only do you get six papers to choose from but 4 outline stamps and four clipart designs to choose from. The background paper is from the set as is the clip art. I printed two clipart images and cut them out and just cut the chocolate topping to give it dimension. A self generate sentiment and a big floppy  bow and a couple of card candy and a really quick and simple card was finished.

Sunday, 15 September 2013

All Week Over on the OSAAT Blog - Anything Goes

It's that time on a Sunday when we post a new challenge on the OSAAT blog and this week it's a real favourite of everyone, Anything Goes.

To win the fantastic top prize of $9 to spend in the store you MUST use an Image from the Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet and there are thousand to choose from.  The runner up prize for a non-Stitchy image used in a creation is for $3 to spend in the store.  Please place the hash sign # after your Stitchy Bear creation so that our Choccy can find you.

For my card I chose Pumpkin House by Gingerloft and you can find it here. This was a terrific image to work with and I loved the theme of Autumn/Fall.

The background paper is from Coosty Creations and is called Red Hat Lady Pumpkin, you can find this fab collection here at Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet. The perfect little sentiment is by Paulette of Create with TLC called Blessed Autumn. Lots of leaves from a die by Cheery Lynn.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

A New Challenge Today On The OSAAT blog #180

It's Sunday and time for a new weekly challenge on the OSAAT blog here.  Our theme this week is 'Use a Digi  and the brilliant prize this week is all the Stitchy Bear Digi  Outlet images used by the design team on challenge #178. I did a very quick count and there's more than 10 and you could be entering  our challenges for ages with these gorgeous images.

This week for my DT project I've used Reeces Scrap Pieces - A Perfect Meal , so cute!  I've used one of the papers that are in this great kit and used the digi image and  coloured it with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. For a speedy card use the pre-coloured images that are included and with five different papers, there's an endless combination of cards to make. The flowers I've had for some time but I think the tulips were from Wild Orchid although I can't find them, perhaps someone will kindly let me know.  The sentiment I found online which was perfect for this card..

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Birthday Card

It was a lovely friend's birthday this week and here is the card I made for her.

I came across the lovely LOTV images that I had tucked away and decided on this particular one. I do love these Memory Box rolled roses and the tiny little leaf tendril too. Little blossoms from Wild Ochard were added to. I love the Tied Together embossing folder too.

I am glad Gill liked it.

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Make One For Christmas

It's time for a new challenge at OSAAT and the theme this week is 'Make One for Christmas'

I was lucky enough to be able to choose an image by Alipeeps in the Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet store and she is called Fairy Fun.  I love her and couldn't resist giving her lots of sparkle with a Wink of Stellar pen on her dress, wings and little ballet shoes. 

I've coloured the edge of the card blank with a metallic Promarker and used a sheet of sparkly paper that I've had for a few years. The decoupage Christmas Tree I believe was from Dawn Bibby, something else from my Christmas stash box and some Spellbinders Poinsettia flowers and Flourishes. I couldn't resist with the comment and the look on her face.

To enter the OSAAT challenge, please read the rules carefully on the blog.