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Sunday, 27 May 2012

TOTALLY TILDA - MIDWEEK REMINDER FOR BABY BLOG-HOP #47

Good Morning Totally Tilda fans. Just letting you all know that there is still plenty of time for you all to take part in the Baby Blog-hop. Remember though to win candy you have to take part in the challenge. There is lots of yummy candy hidden away....so pop over to the Design Teams blogs, for your chance of winning. Plus we have some wonderful sponsors too. You can check them out over at Totally Tilda or my sticky post at the top of my blog.
On to my creation. I decided to make some milk cartons. Which are ideal for small little gifts. I made them large enough to fit socks and little booties.
I got the idea for these from HERE. Do check her blog she as some wonderful ideas, especially for boxes.
 I have used Baby Edwin. YES, he can be used for this challenge. He's been coloured with Pro-markers. I used a white gell pen to create the dots on his Onesie. Do click on the image - gives a great finish.
Forever Friends - New Arrival Papers - this are so cute and adorable.
Flowers / gems are Wild Orchid Crafts.
Sentiment - Crafts Work Cards.
 Marianne Designs Creatable - Butterfly - LR0153
 Cheery Lynne - Fanciful Flourish - can't be without this die at the moment - best one ever.
Ribbon from my stash.
Sentiment from LOTV. 
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That's it from me, for a few days. Hope your all enjoying the yummy weather and not complaining too much about the heat.
Catch you soon.
Hugs & Loves
xxx

Friday, 25 May 2012

SATURATED CANARY - AVA

Good afternoon my blogger friends. This is my last card for at least 10 days. I have my surgery on Monday, so not sure how I'm going to be feeling. I do know that it will be painful lifting my arms, so I have a couple of cards scheduled.
First one being Sunday, which will be my Totally Tilda Baby card for the blog-hop.
I have used Krista's ( Saturated Canary ) freebie. She's called Ava. Now if your going to go over there and download the freebie - please do follow her blog and thank Krista for the free stamp - don't just pinch and leave. It's nice of her to give these away, so please do leave her a thank you. She's a very sweet lady and I really do get a lot of pleasure colouring her stamps. 
When I had my gall bladder out, she so kindly sent me a wonderful card and a bracelet which had the words " Live a Life of Love - Ephesians 5:1-2 ". Now that's a random act of kindness, on I wasn't expecting. It took a whole month to arrive but was such a lovely surprise.
I have coloured Ava with Pro-markers, after printing her on to Letraset Cartridge Paper.
I used Papermania - Lucy Cromwell papers - LUSH!
Flowers / pin / gems from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Small Butterfly Punch - Tonic Studio.
Ribbon from my stash.
Sentiment - docrafts.
Made this for a dear blogger friend, so I hope she likes. I have 5 blogger friends birthdays coming up, so really do have some catching up to do.
I'm also going to enter this in the Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge - Anything Goes.
This was going to be a book mark for Krista's Challenge but just got carried away. 
OOPPPSSS!
Well, the sun is shining and my washing machine as finished. So I'm gonna peg that out and maybe sit outside for a while. Hope your all enjoying the lovely weather.
Take care and see you all again soon.
Hugs & Loves
xx

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Teddy Bo Tuesday & Midweek Reminder

Just a quick one from me this morning. I have boat loads of stuff to do this week, with my surgery being on Monday next week. Trying to catch up on house chores and the dreaded ironing. 
I so hate ironing.....wish I had an ironing Fairy. If only hey!
FAIRYD_TB_CAT_02 " Tease " ~ Coloured with Pro-Markers.
Printed on to Letraset Cartridge Paper.
Papers used DOVECRAFT -  Princess Fairytale.
Sentiment - Docrafts - Hot Diggity Dog.
Ribbon from stash.
Gems and Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts.
Small Butterfly Punch - Tonic Studio. 
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Don't forget you still have time to enter our challenge - which is a sketch. A simple one that is handy for those scraps of papers you have lying around. Get creating Teddy Bo fan's and enter your cards.
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Told you it was short - I must shoot now. Catch you wonderful peeps in a couple of days.
Hugs & Loves
xx

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Edwin & Tilda - Brotherly Love

Good Morning my lovely followers.
 I hope your all enjoying your weekend. Mine as been rather relaxing for a change. Quite enjoyable, which doesn't happen often.
Before I let you know about this card - I just wanted to thank you all for your lovely kind words regarding my surgery next week. Each and everyone of them as made me feel so much better, knowing that there really is peeps out there that DO actually care. 
So thank you, Followers / Teddy Bo DT and Totally Tilda DT.
 I know I will be fine but its the " what if " that's bothering me. No one wants to go under the knife, do they and we all worry about it.
So, on to my card.
 I have used Brotherly Love Edwin from the Apple and Cherries Collection.
This card is for a married couple who both share the same birthday. Just so ideal and of cause I didn't have to make two cards. So makes life just a little easier for me at the moment.
They have both been coloured with Pro-markers and Poly Pencils for some shadowing.
Again - I have used my favourite papers at the moment. 
Papermania - Capsule Collections. Lovely shades of creams / beige's and soft browns.
Bow and Ribbon from the same collection.
Marianne Designs Creatable - Butterfly - LR0153
 Flowers / gems - Wild Orchid Crafts.
 Cheery Lynne - Fanciful Flourish.
X-Cut Boarder Dies which cut and emboss.
Small butterfly punches are - Tonic Studio.
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Challenges I'd like to enter this card in are -
Just Magnolia - Sketch
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Hip 2 be Square
The Crafty Pad - Bingo - I have used Ribbon / Flowers and Bling
Magnoliahaaste - Punch
That's it from me today - thank you for stopping by and peeking at my cards. Much appreciated.
Off to make my Teddy Bo card and get the dinner finished.
Hugs & Loves

Thursday, 17 May 2012

More Surgery................

Just wanted to let you girls know whats happening with me at the moment. As some of you know,
I have had a few health problems and other worries over the last couple of years. It's been shit! To the point where I was actually given anti-depressants. My Doctor told me my pains were in my head and just kept upping my tablets. I got a second opinion , as I couldn't eat a thing without almost passing out with pain. Turned out I had an infection in my bile duct and two stones. Can't thank this doctor enough, he's been fantastic. So March 17th this year I had it removed. OMG - couldn't wait to tuck in to a cream cake and gorgeous roast dinner. I was in heaven. Decided that I should now reduce the anti-depressants.....with help.
Then a couple of weeks a go - I had a letter that confirmed my breast implants were the PIP ones.
As you can imagine - that knocked me back even more - asking myself constantly " Why me " ?
Sometimes it feels someone up there as really got it in for me - or as I keep telling myself - I'm being tested. But there is only so much that a woman can take. Any way I went for my appointment at the private clinic to discuss what's going to happen. My boobs were checked as were my armpits for lumps and bumps. I was so scared as we aren't in the position to find the money like we were in a few years ago. Hubby had an heart attack which left us rather skint - though things are picking up now.
So - no matter what, they have got to come out - as they are extremely dangerous. This was the most worrying thing of all. I didn't want to look like a freak. I've been awful to live with and so snappy. So an hour in to the appointment, the surgeon told me - he as the funds to remove them and replace for FREE. I sat and cried, shaking with fear as well as appreciation. I still don't know if the implants have leaked until I've been cut open. But I have very faith in the surgeon to put it right.
My surgery is the 28th of this month. I really wanted to just let you know that I will be absent for a few days after. So glad that I have made my DT cards. I just have to schedule them all now.
Hope I haven't bored you with this post. 
So for now I have to shoot. Having my Grand-daughter today whilst her Mummy is at work.
Happy Crafting All.
Hugs & Loves
xxx

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Teddy Bo Tuesday - Challenge # Sketch

Good Morning Bo and Bea lovers. It's time for another challenge over at Teddy Bo
This fortnight it's a sketch - one created by yours truly. I've gone through a stage of using all my bits of scrap papers and as I have said before this sketch is so ideal for your waste. You can turn it around anyway you like.
Please remember you must use a Teddy Bo & Co image (yes, the FairyD site is included)
and please also link directly to your blog post - we don't want to be searching through your blogs to leave a comment. Just makes it easier for us....and you wouldn't want to miss out on a comment, would you and having the chance of winning the challenge?
We are also doing another Design Team Call - we need some new " playmates " to join in our antics at the towers.So if you want the chance of being on the team and are entering the challenge, please place " DT " on your challenge card, next to your name.
Papers - Papermania - Capsule Collection - Bow from the same collection.
Marianne Designs Creatable - Butterfly - LR0153
Flowers / gems - Wild Orchid Crafts.
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Floral Ovals.
Coloured with Pro-markers - Printed on to Bristol Board
Lady bird button from stash.
Sentiment - Craft Work Cards
Hugs & Loves for now.
Catch you all soon.
xxx

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Totally Tilda Challenge #46- Midweek reminder


Good morning Tilda fan's. Just a reminder to let you know you still have a week left to enter the challenge. Remember though Tilda as to be a princess and coloured in PINK.
She's wearing a tiara, which I have added gems to.
Tilda as been stamped on to Letraset Cartridge Paper.
Coloured with Pro-markers.
Marianne Designs - Rose Basket. 
Cherry Lynn Cutting Die - Victorian Picket Fence.
Flowers are a mixture of Wild Orchid Crafts and Docrafts.
The dragon-fly is also from my local Docraft store, as are the gems on Tilda's tiara.
Papers - Docraft Papermania - Lucy Cromwell - LUSH!!
Decorative pin - Wild Orchid Crafts.
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Floral Ovals.
Ribbon from my stash.
That's it from me today - I have boat loads to do this weekend as I've had my Grand-daughter for an whole week. So lots of catching up to do around the house. 
Have a super weekend yourself.
Hugs & Loves
xxxx

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Totally Tilda Challenge #46


Good morning everyone.
This is my very first DT card for Totally Tilda Challenges. I was shocked and so surprised to have had an email from the lovely Susie asking me to be on the team. Of course I didn't have to think about it - I said YES straight away. How could I have turned it down when I adore my Magnolia stamps so much, plus I get the opportunity to brush the cob webs off some of them and create.
 There's a great deal of talent over there, so here's hoping I've met their high standards. They're all a great bunch of girls and I can't wait to get to know them more.
Thank you so much for the warm welcome teamies.
As the theme is Princess Tilda in Pink, I have used " Tilda Catching Stars ". She's been stamped with memento on to Letraset Cartridge Paper. This paper is fantastic for pro-markers, as well as stamping or printing digital stamps.
I have changed the colours of Tilda's skin to a more vibrant tone. 
I usually use Dusky Pink / Blush and Ivory. 
This time I have used Burnt Orange / Coral / Sunkissed Pink and Blush.
Don't forget the Challenge is for Princess Tilda to be dressed in pink and is sponsored by Crafty Ribbons
The papers I have used are Magnolia's - Once Upon a Time - Pink Starlit.
Marianne Designs Cutting Die - Butterfly
Cherry Lynn Designs - Cutting Die - Pair of Fern
Cherry Lynn - Cutting Die -Victorian Picket Fence
Flowers and gems from Wild Orchid Crafts
Martha Stewart - Round the Edge Punch
Gems and flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon from stash
 Challenges I'm entering the card.
Magnoliahaaste - Gone with Roses
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Flowers
The Crafty Pad - Girly Girls - Pink
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Butterflies, Ribbons and Punches
Anything Goes Challenge - Things with Wings
Thank you for taking a peek folks. I have scheduled this post as I'm not feeling too good this weekend. Enjoy your long bank holiday. I think mine will be spent in my bed.
Love to All
xxxx

Friday, 4 May 2012

Fairy-tale Friday

Morning all - not saying " Good Morning " as it's not been the best few days for me. Not going in to detail just now....but doing my best to hold my head high and keep on smiling.
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I've made another card with this adorable little cat.
Holly, my Grand-daughter as her own little craft box at Nana's.....in side was some little wobberly / beady eyes. I just had to stick them on him. Makes him have more attitude, don't you think?
Image is FAIRYD_TB_CAT - coloured with Pro-markers, after printing on to Letraset Cartridge Paper. Fantastic thick paper for colouring on.
Docrafts - Papermania - Capsule Collection - so lush!
Flowers and gems - Wild Orchid Crafts.
Sentiment - Docrafts.
Cheery Lynne - Fanciful Flourish.
Tiny wooden mouse, is a button - cute isn't he?
 That's all for me today - as I have a few appointments to make today. I will be back soon with another card.
Take Care
Hugs & Loves
xx