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Monday, 16 November 2015

Happy 1st Blogaversary To Get Creative!

Wow, what a quick year that has been!  It's the first blogaversary for 
so Happy Birthday to Angie and all the Team!
We are having a birthday challenge to celebrate and we have 2 fabulous sponsors.
Firstly we have
 and then we also have our very own
Both sponsors are giving 3 images for a prize.

I chose a Limited Runs image for my card (details below).
Recipe :
DP - Dovecraft Tea Party
Insert - Card From Stash Embossed with Stampin Up Embossing Folder Honeycomb
Image - Limited Runs - One Candle #1
Sentiment - From Stash stamped with Memento Ink mounted on Memory Box Chadwick and Bistro Label Dies
Glittered Embellishments - Poundland

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Card Mania - Challenge 74 - Colour Combo
Craft Your Passion - Challenge 288 - Always Anything Goes
Fantastic - Challenge 111 - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Challenge 115 - Something To Say
Little Miss Muffet - Challenge 124 - Anything Goes
Wags N Whiskers - Challenge 166 - Embossing
Cupcake Challenges - Challenge 336 - Inspiration
Lacy Sunshine - Tic Tac Toe - 3 In A Row - (Hand Coloured Image, Sparkle, Pattern Paper)
Pile It On - Challenge 95 - Any Holiday/Celebration

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Indulge Yourself

Morning all. How's the weather with you? It's dull and dreary here today :(  I'm heading out shopping later today so hopefully the rain will stay away!).
Anyway it's time for another challenge over at

The theme for this month is "Anything But A Card" so we'd love to see what you've created but NO CARDS PLEASE.  I have made a gift box with some scented tea lights and a box at the side to fill with chocolate bars....the perfect pamper gift for days like this! (Details as always below the post!).
We are sponsored for this challenge by
and their prize is 7 digi stamps
and also
who are giving a £10 goody bag (winner to pay p&p)
we also have a suprise prize from
and their prize is
This is what I made
Recipe :
Card for box - A3 Card From The Range
Backing Card - Gold Mirror Card - Home Bargains
Christmas Papers - Papermania - Glad Tidings
Poinsettia - Marianne Designs
Circles - Spellbinders
Sentiment - LOTV
Candles - Vanilla Scented Tea Lights From Asda

I'm entering this in the following challenges :
Creative Moments = Challenge 81 - Anything Goes/Winter
Creatalicious - Challenge 81 - Merry Christmas
Fantastic Tuesday - November Challenge 111 - Anything Goes/Twist With A B (Box)
Crafty Girlz - Anything Goes/Wintry
Crafty Hazelnuts - November
CRAFT - Challenge 337 - Christmas
Alphabet - T For Tis The Season
Allsorts - Week 337 - Anything But A Card


Monday, 2 November 2015

Halloween Update

Hi folks.  Well we had a very successful Halloween again.  The Kids seemed to enjoy themselves and we had 50+ at the door so a good night was had by all.  I managed to carve 3 pumpkins, bake 110 cupcakes (some for my neice, not all for us  lol!) and make up enough sweet cups for everyone who came.  This is an update of what it all looked like! 

Hope you all had a great time, and not too many things went bump in the night!

Sunday, 1 November 2015

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Well just found out there are only 7 Monday's until Christmas!
Now that Halloween is out of the way I guess we'll be seeing a lot more of the Christmas items in the shops and adverts on the TV!
The theme for the new challenge over at
is Use A Stamp Or Digi On Your Project.
We were lucky enough to have images to choose from our fantastic sponsor who is 
They are giving 3 images to the winner so well worth entering!

Crafts Galore are also having a 

Pop over and have a look.  Don't want to blow my own trumpet but we really are a great team to work with! (link is above).

Image details for my card is below!
Recipe :
Backing Card - From Stash
DP - Wilkinsons Christmas Paper Pack (2014)
Image - Reindeer Friendship - Art By Miran (coloured with Promarkers)
Gems, Card Candy/ Corner/Twine/Sentiment/Charm - All From Stash (It's surprising what you find when you tidy everything up!  lol)


Monday, 19 October 2015

Purple and Orange and Green

Morning all, hope this finds you well!

It's time for a new challenge over at
It's challenge # 26 and the theme is Halloween Colours.  This means that your makes don't have to be Halloween themed, just the colours associated with it.  I love this time of year, I've sorted out all my decorations ready to go up next Saturday and I've bought a load of sweets to put into cups for all the kids.  I'm going to bake cupcakes too and I've got my pumpkins ready to carve!  Who knows, I may even dress up for the occasion lol.
Anyway, back to the challenge - this time we are sponsored by the wonderful
who are giving 3 images to the winner.  The image I've used isn't the one I thought I'd picked...but I like how she turned out!
Recipe :
Backing Card - The Craft Outlet Spalding
Lace/Ribbon/Gems - From Stash
Image - Spider Hugs from Sami Stamps (coloured with Promarkers)
Sentiment - LOTV

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
The Paper Girls - Challenge 90 - Get Ready For Halloween
Moving Along With The Times - Halloween
Di's Digi Designs - Too Cute To Spook
Crafty Catz - Challenge 297 - Anything Goes
Fussy And Fancy - Challenge 150 - Colour Challenge - Purple/Orange/Black
Crafty Calendar - Halloween
Lacy Sunshine - Challenge 69 - Monster Mash
Pile It On - Challenge 91 - Fabric/Lace/Ribbon


Thursday, 15 October 2015

Girly Things

Morning all, dull here today, hope the weather is better where you are!  Even had the heating on boost this was so surprised that it's packed in!! Unfortunately that means hot water is off too :(  Have an appointment for Monday for someone to look at it, thank heavens the gas fire is working and the electric shower!.....what a great excuse for not doing the washing up....just have to do more crafting hehe.

I'm here with another DT card for the challenge over at
The theme this time for Challenge #73 is Pearls And Lace.  This challenge is sponsored by
who are offering 3 digis
and also
with a prize of $15 voucher
I bought some movers and shapers in a Sizzix sale a while ago not realising you needed the tray to cut them, managed to get one this week so had a go with the Birdcage and Bird Dies.  Decided to grunge it up a little and have to say I'm quite chuffed with how it turned out!

Recipe :
Backing Card - cut with Martha Stewart PATP Eyelet Lace
Glitter Card - From Stash
Doily - Hobbycraft
Pearls and Lace - From Stash
Inner Circle - Spellbinders Heart Circle Dies
Everything edged/coloured with Ranger Distress Ink - Faded Denim
Embossing Powders From Stash
Birdcage/Bird - Sizzix/Tim Holtz Movers And Shapers

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Craft Your Passion - Challenge 283 - Always Anything Goes
Clear It Out - October - White + 1 Colour
Through The Craftroom Door - Oct 13/19 - Anything Goes
Crafty Girlz - Challenge 8
Fab N Funky - Challenge 277 - Make It Square
4 Crafty Chicks - Challenge 268 - Pearls
Polka Doodle - Week 41 - Use A Die Cut
Wags N Whiskers - Challenge 163 - Use A Die Cut


Thursday, 1 October 2015

Twas The Night Before Christmas

Woops, was so busy thinking about going away for the weekend I forgot to update my post.  We're heading off to Blackpool, hope the weather is a bit warmer than my card and I don't have to dress up like those wee mice! 

This post is for the new challenge over at
The Challenge for this month is - Challenge 10 - A Time For Giving - For A Child
and we are sponsored by
I loved the image that I chose for this card and had a great time making the card.

Backing Card - The Craft Outlet Spalding
DP's - Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - You Better Not Pout
Sentiment/Image - Imagine That Digi's By Kris - Miceskate - Coloured With Promarkers, glittered with glamour dust
Snowflake - Cutting Die - Brand Unknown - coloured with a sharpie snow marker and heat embossed.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
ABC Challenge - S Is For Sprinkles
ABC Christmas - T Is For Transport
Crafty Hazelnuts - October Challenge
Fab N Funky - Challenge 275 - Anything Christmas
Little Miss Muffet - Challenge 121 - Bingo (Dies/Sentiment/Glitter

Golden Oldies

And on to post number 2!

Found out this week that it's my Aunt and Uncles Golden Wedding Anniversary. Just celebrated my 10th and can't imagine another 40 years with Hubby! lol, what an achievement! So decided I'd mark the occassion by sending them a card. Wanted something pretty flat because it has to be posted but couldn't resist some golden pearls lol

This is what I've made

Backing Card - Home Bargains
Linen Card - The Range
Embossing Folder - Free Gift a while ago from a magazine
Flowers - Marianne Dies Poinsetta (edged with Gold Peel Off)
Sentiment - Computer Generated and Backed with Spellbinders Floral Ovals
Pearls - From Stash

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Craft Your Passion - challenge 281 - Always Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - October Anything Goes
Petal Lu - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Challenge 264 - Clean And Simple
Die Cutting Diva's - Challenge 235 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Challenge 247 - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Challenge 21 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Challenge 203 - Anything Goes
Alphabet - P For Pelican/Peacock or Other Birds (Peacock on Embossing Folder)

Trick Or Treat!

Morning all, a bit post heavy today as I've got 3 to share with you.  
Number one is for the October Challenge over at 
It's a bit of a later post today as poor Denyse has had a fall and fractured her ankle!  Hope you're feeling better soon Denyse!
This month we're looking for all your spooktacular Halloween Designs.  We are sponsored by
They are offering a prize of 7 Digi Images so it's well worth playing along.
I had a fabulous image to work with for this challenge and this is what I created.
Backing Card - Craft Outlet Spalding
DP's - Were A Freebie From Internet (sorry can't remember where from)
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Scene It - AKV Halloween Scene
Gems - Stash
BOO - Peel Offs
Spiders Webs - La La Land Crafts

I'm entering this card into the following blog challenges :

Monday, 21 September 2015

Caught In This Masquerade

Morning all, damp and dreary here today....and the heating is on!! Think the weather is supposed to get better but I'm not feeling it just now.
We have a new challenge over at

The theme forChallenge #24 is FANTASY.
We are sponsored by the fabulous
who are offering a prize of 3 Images of the winners choice.
Nikki very kindly gave us images to use for this challenge, details of the one I used is below.
And here is my card.

Backing Card - The Craft Outlet Spalding
DP's -My Minds Eye (Collection to be added)
Image - Raven Mask Masquerade Rayne - Nikki Burnette (coloured with promarkers)
Gems - From Stash
Die Cuts - Memory Box 
Flowers - Petal Lu

I'm entering this card in the following challenges :

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

When The Red Red Robin.....

Hey guys - guess's 107 sleeps till Christmas!! I've decided I really need to get cracking with some extra Christmas Cards and decided that the new challenge over at
was a great place to start. The theme this month is a sketch which was drawn by Amy (a previous DT Member) - details below.

We have two fantastic sponsors who are
Crafty Bren is offering a £10 Goody Bag - UK Postage Only
who are offering a $15 voucher.

The sketch we had to use for inspiration is this one 
and this is what I came up with
Recipe :
Image - LOTV - Christmas Bears Bird Table (Coloured With Promarkers)
Papers - Nitwit Collections - Woodland Wishes Too
Brads & Beads - From Stash
Backing Card - The Craft Outlet Spalding
Punch - Martha Stewart PATP Aspen

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - September - Get Ready For Christmas
Whoopsi Daisy - Add Embellishments
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Challenge Sept 15/21 - Anything Goes
ABC Christmas - Things Beginning With The Letter R (Robins)
Crafty Hazelnuts - September
Digi Galore - Anything Goes With Rick St Dennis
Penny's - Challenge 244 - Anything Goes
Simon Says - STAMPtember & Blog Hop
CRAFT - 10th September Christmas
Little Miss Muffet - Challenge 120 - Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times - Cute Animal
Southern Girls - Layer It Up
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenges - Challenge 41 - Anything Goes
Christmas Stampin All Year Long - Anything Goes
Paperminutes - 400 - Anything Goes


Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Anything Goes Challenge At Crafts Galore

Hey everyone, hope today finds you well.  I'm still recovering from the weekend, we headed down to Wembley on Saturday for the Challenge Cup Final - fab day out but the less said about the score the better, suffice to say our team didn't win :-(  
On a brighter note it's time for another challenge over at 
It's an anything goes challenge and this month we are sponsored by 

They are offering a $12 prize to the lucky winner this month.

We had free range this month as no images were supplied so I've taken a LOTV preprinted image to make my card.  
I'm afraid most of the items were from my stash so I haven't got details of all the components :-(

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :