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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 21 April 2013

A New Challenge at One Stitch at a Time

It's that day of the week when our lovely Choccy posts a new challenge at OSAAT. The theme for our challenge is to 'Use A Digi' preferably from the Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet here.  To win the fab prize of $9 to spend in the store you must use a Stitchy Bear store image and, to help our Choccy find you from all the entries, please put the hash sign # after your name. If you choose a non Stitchy Bear store image you will be entered into a draw for a prize of $3 to spend in the store.

If you spend $3 or more you will get a fabulous FREE image, Baby Bug by BeeBeeKakes here with your purchase. I was lucky enough to have the image to play with this week. Here's my card.  Isn't it gorgeous.

For the design team entry I had this brilliant image from Reece's Scrap Pieces called Leaving the Nest to play with. So useful for someone leaving home or going away to uni.

I've decoupage the little bird, clock and shutters to give the image some extra dimension. Lots of leaves care of a Cheery Lyn flourish Leaf Strip die and flowers I've coloured with a Promarker to tone,  Some off-cuts from a square doily to finish. The sentiment is computer generated.

I would like to enter the following with this card:-

2 Sisters Challenge Blog #140 use Blue and or Green 

Sunday 14 April 2013

Time for a new 'Bright' Challenge at OSAAT

There's a lovely new challenge over on the One Stitch at a Time and the theme this week is 'BRIGHT'. So, we would love to see your lovely bright projects on the blog and you can find it right here

Our Sponsor this week is our very own Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps

 The blog has had a real makeover and is all bright and shiney new. To enter the challenge you must use a Stitchy Bear Digital Stamp image for the chance to win a whopping $9 to be spent in-store. If you have used a SBDS image, please put a hash sign # after your name to enable our Choccy to easily find you.If you use a non-SBDS image then you will be placed in a draw for a prize of $3 to spend in-store.

If you spend $3 instore you will find a gorgeous design by Barbara Jensen added to your basket for free, a definite BOGOF!

For my card I used one of the gorgeous design papers by Panda Bear called Year of the Dragon. To compliment this beautiful paper of oriental cherry blossom (it's supposed to be spring!) I've used a lovely image by Floppy Latte Designs call Oriental Beauty

I've kept the card very simple so as to show off the lovely sweep on the cherry blossom and I've printed the Oriental Beauty onto pink card. I made the side cherry blossom from a few blossoms in my stash. the leaves are from a Memory Box die.

Monday 1 April 2013

Time for a New Challenge

It a new and lovely challenge at One Stitch At A Time and our theme this week is 'Spring' and don't we so need some change in the temperature. Living out on the east coast has meant many freezing cold winds that take your breath away.

On to the Challenge, to take part we would like to see what Spring means to you, it could be colours, Easter, new life, just let us know the part of your project is 'Spring'. To win the top prize of $9 to spend in the Stitchy Bear Digital Stamp Store you must use a Stitchy Bear image. It helps our lovely Choccy if you would kindly put the hash sign (#) after your name, them she can find you easily.  A non Stitch Bear image card or project will be entered into a draw for a prize of $3 to be spent in the store. Check out our new look store here and sign up for our newsletter, you could be our Fan of the Month.

For my card I've used Sniffing Daisies by Delicious Doodles and you can fine it here. I've coloured the image with a mixture of Copics and Promarkers.  The dies cuts are Memory Box Dogwood Blossom and Dogwood Blossom Outline and Fresh Foliage and a Spellbinders Labels 7. the sentiment is self-generated.

I would like to enter the following:-

A Little Bit Crafty - #1 Anything Goes