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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 26 May 2013

Make It Stitchy!

It's time for a new challenge over at the One Stitch At A Time challenge blog.  The theme this week is " Make It Stitchy "  Only a digi stamp or papers purchased from the Stitch Bear Digital Outlet can be used in this week's challenge and pop over to the blog here and check out the fab prizes on offer.  There is a 35% off everything at the mega  Yard Sale in the store, stock up with the gorgeous stamps on offer now.  Spend $3 in the store (not difficult at all) and get a very special digi stamp added to your basket FREE.

For my DT card this week I've used a digi stamp designed by Tami of Gingerloft called Sunflower Collage.  I decided to keep fairly vintage in colour and changed the usual black outlines to more sepia tones. I've coloured the sunflower and dragonfly with watercolour pencils to keep it fairly faded. I made simple flowers from a Memory Box die and added a few tiny leaves with tendrils. The sentiment is from the internet and I've used a Spellbinders die for the the frame.  A beautiful metal corner which was a part of a lovely gift and a tiger coloured butterfly from Kanban to finish it.  You can just spot sunshine at the back of my card!!!

Sunday 19 May 2013

Where Has The Time Gone?

I just don't know where the time has gone these last few weeks, I even forgot to post my DT card on Sunday. I've been on jury service all week and have sat around reading for days on end until it was my turn. Another week to go and the frustration is mounting in not being able to start any sort of project. I am absolutely shattered when I get home. No dancing for another week, bummer!

So, here is my DT card on the One Stitch At A Time Challenge blog  for last Sunday.  This fab image from Ikes Art just made me laugh out loud. Definitely Rocky Horror or Eddie Izzard  but what a head turner this guy would be if he turned up for work wearing this outfit for a Dress Down Friday that is implemented by some firms.  Not the right outfit for a welder or shipyard worker but what fun in an office.  The image is already coloured so he is simply mounted on red and black card and I've used a sheet of paper from a Papermania pad for the background..

Freebie Alert There are over 2500 images available to purchase at Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet and if you spend $3 or more at the store you will have a gorgeous image by Digi Blessings sent to you for free. Check out this weeks gorgeous image right here. The store has 20 talented creators and you will be spoilt for choice.

Tuesday 7 May 2013

April Birthdays

Lots of birthdays amongst our Red Hat chapter in April, here's just a few. I'm definitely in a blue zone at the moment, it's not until you see the photos that you understand

Monday 6 May 2013

A lovely new challenge at OSAAT

All in all it's been a crappy couple of weeks with me, first of all falling flat on my face in a restaurant and hurting my right knee and then, five days later, cutting my left leg open and spending a few hours in A & E.  Anyway, I'm being good and resting my cut leg as I so want to go to a jive workshop this Sunday, come hell or high water I will be there.

On to the OSAAT challenge here. This week our challenge is a favourite of everyone, Anything Goes and our sponsor is our very own Stitchy Bear Digital Outlet.  One lucky winner will win all the images that the design team used in Challenge 160. That comes to over $20 of beautiful digi images. Please remember to win this fab prize you must use a Stitchy image in your creation and please place a hash sign # after your name so that our lovely Choccy can find you.

You can enter into our challenge using a non-Stitchy image and you will be placed in a draw to win $3 to spend in the store. Please limit your non-Stitchy entry to three times.  There is a fab offer on over at the Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet , if you spend $3 or more you will receive the gorgeous image of the week which is Delicious Doodles - Fuchsia and Hummingbird, the perfect image for any occasion.

For my card I chose to use one of the images of '3 Faces of Eve' by Stitchy.  I had a sneaky peek at the other two images and chose this one.

I've coloured her with a mixture of Copics and Flexmarkers and kept the background very plain. the blue carstock is part of the Tim Holtz/Bazzill range in Weathered Wood. The sentiment is self-generated and I could just hear the song 'In the Navy' by Village People.

I would like to enter the following:

Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes
Paper Creator's Crafts - #8 For the Boys 
Crafty Catz - #181 - Inspired by a Song 
Delicious Doodles - #34 - Something for the Boys 
Sister Act Card Challenge #5 - Anything Goes 
Crafting Musketeers #1 - First Challenge