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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 17 March 2013

Two in a day - whatever next!

A smashing friend is having a birthday this week. She's the kind of person who will have you in fits of laughter within 5 minutes of being in her company and I know she will understand the sentiment in more ways than one.

I've used a sheet of old French script, bought in a kit from Pink Petticoat, as the background and pasted the vintage image of the three ladies over the top in my graphics program. This image came from, I believe, the Graphics Fairy, if you know please put me right. The lovely corset stamp is from Stampendous and the tiny sentiment came with the Vintage Corsetry stamp set from Creative Expressions. I'm in love with the Spellbinders Labels 28 that I've used to die cut the stamped image,  I know I'll be using those again. Some flowers from stash and the little bronze leaves have been recycled from a Christmas table decoration, they were too lovely to throw away.  The outer edge of the card, the die cuts and the flowers were inked with Tea Dye distress ink.

I'd like to enter the following:

Crafters Companion March Challenge - Vintage
Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge - #93 Sassy or Snarky
Emma's Cards UK Challenge - Vintage 
Totally Gorjuss - Challenge #175 Something Old 
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog- A Sentiment for a Girl
Simon Says Stamp and Show: Challenge  Chic to be Shabby
Challenges 4 Everybody Challenge #16 - Anything Goes

Time for a new Challenge at OSAAT

It's that time of the week when our lovely Choccy posts up a new challenge.  It's also Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps third birthday this week and there's 33% off all of the hundreds of digital stamps in the store right here. With nineteen different creators you will be spoilt for choice. Check out too our DT member, Ali,  who has become the first DT member to design her own stamps.  All the DT are itching to play along with them.

The new challenge this week is giving you a choice,

1.  Use All White  OR  2.  No Design Papers

To win the bestest prize of $9 to spend in the store you must use a Stitchy Bear Digital Store product. You may enter as many times as you like with a Stitchy Bear product  but a non Stitchy Bear product may only be entered three times and will be placed in a draw for a prize of $3 to spend in the store.

Pop over to the OSAAT challenge blog and check out the crations from the Design Team.

For my card I chose a digi stamp called Catlady by Pookie Designs. Isn't she glamerous and love the cat too.

I've coloured her with a mixture of Promarkers and Copic pens.  The image is mounted onto a piece of Embossed white paper but looks creamy in this shot. I've had fun decorating the card with Memory Box and Spellbinders die cuts.

I would like to enter the following challenges-

Lady Anne's Challenge  Blog - 6th Stamp Challenge
Natalie and Amy: Challenge #7 - Diecuts 

Thursday 14 March 2013

Happy 3rd Birthday Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps

Tomorrow. 15th March is the third birthday of Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps and in way of a celebration you can purchase any stamp in the store and get a whopping great 33% off.  This great offer is for a limited time only and runs from 15th to 22nd March.  There are over for thousand stamps to choose from and an added bonus of a monthly special offer of  $0.99 stamps.

Tuesday 12 March 2013

Something Different

It was our great-niece's birthday a few weeks ago and shw two years old, where has the time gone???? This is the card I made for her as I wanted something a little different after all the Christmas makes.

The birdcage came from Craftwork Cards and was in their sale at the time and I've used some flowers from their Bohemian paper kit. The die-cut birds are from Spellbinders.

I would like to enter the following:

Anything Goes Challenge Blog - #88 - Seeing Double 
Through the Craftroom Door ~ Anything Goes 
Tuesday Alchemy ~Challenge #52-Anything Goes 
Make it Monday: MIM #131 Anything Goes

Tuesday 5 March 2013

Birthday Girl No. 2

It's was our sweet Laceys birthday last week and this is the card we sent.

I've used another gorgeous image from Mo's Digital Pencil and this is called Jo Painting, isn't she lovely. I've used a mixture of Copics and Promarkers to colour the edge of the card and the image and used a Spellbinders Square to cut it out.  The background paper, I think, I've had for a couple of years so no idea of the name, (if anyone recognises it, please let know)  I used the Memory Box die - Catalina Wreath and cut it in half and I've made up a Memory Box Cherry Blossom as well.  The little stalk just below the flower are from the Memory Box Prim Poppy. The sentiment is one from Craftwork Cards

I would like to enter the following:-

Party Time Tuesdays: PPT#110 - Die Cuts 
Through the Craftroom Door _ Anything Goes 
The Crafty Bloggers Network : Challenge # 9 Anything Goes 
Created With Love - Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Create Something for a Child. 

Sunday 3 March 2013

A new challenge at One Stitch at a Time

It's time for a new challenge at One Stitch At A Time and the theme is Green. This can be the colour green or you can go green and recycle some object on your creation, please let us know in your post.The sponsor for this week's challenge is our very own Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps

You are welcome to enter our challenge using a Stitchy Bear Digital stamp as many times as you like and you have the opportunity to win a prize of $9 to spend in the store. Only three entries will be allowed using a non Stitchy Bear Digital Stamp and these will be placed in a draw for $3 to spend on the gorgeous range of stamps. 

For my tag this week I chose this beautiful image by one of our new designers, BB Kakes and you can find her here, she is called St Pats Holiday bundle. In this bundle are lots of St Patricks Day images to use.

I wanted to show all the shamrocks in the design so I've kept the rest of the colouring quite soft and pale. I've just added some lace, a curled flower and some embossing on the tag. Sadly, my photograph doesn't do justice to this lovely image.  I can't wait for some sunshine in the garden.

My granddaughter's birthday

It was our granddaughter Lucy's birthday in February and here's the card I made for her.

The image is Teen Fairy Pia fro Mo's Digital Pencil. I've coloured her with a mixture of Copics and Promarkers.  the frame around the image is from spellbinder and I've added my favourite Memory Box die.  The ivory cherry blossom flowers have been treated a mixture of a Copic pen and loads of Cosmic Shimmer Mist.

I would like to enter the following:-

2 Sisters challenge Blog #133 Fairytales/Fantasy
Cards & Scrap ~ # 50 Use Pastel Colours 
Natalie and Amy Challenge #7 ~ Diecuts
Card Crafters Circle Challenge #64 It's Only Make-Believe