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Friday, 29 June 2012

FAIRY-TALE FRIDAY - TEDDY BO

Good morning my dear followers. Sorry I havent been about this week. For starters I have had internet problems and didn't want to use my mobile phones connection too much. Then my eldest Daughter as changed wards and shifts at the hospital she works, which meant me having Holly at stupid hours. It's so exhausting looking after her at the moment. Gosh - I feel so tired and old when she's gone. Plus it doesnt help, that I have been on a downer and it is has been rather scarey. Can't understand why I've been in this dark place. I know we all have our days but honestly this as taken it's toll on me. So there's been no crafting from me this week. This card and gift bag/ box was made last weekend. I haven't had internet to share with you all.
For a change I made a tall DL card - not my usual size but pleased with the end result. Think I will be making a few more this size.
TEEDYBEA_204 Coloured with Pro-markers.
PION DESIGN Papers - a gift from Jill, my teamie over at Teddy Bo ( thank you sweetie )
SPELLBINDERS Nestabilities - Floral Ovals.
Ribbon and lace from stash.
Flowers Wild Orchid Crafts.
Sentiment - Docrafts.
The gift box / bag was made from a toilet roll tube. I was browsing Pinterest and found this idea there. So I take no credit for it. I can't link where I go it from as there wasn't one to link - instructions. This can be annoying sometimes with Pinterest. But I will make a small tutorial later in the week.
I'm gonna shoot now as I have 1001 things to do today. I will be back on Sunday with my Totally Tilda card.
Happy Crafting. Have a super weekend.
Hugs & Loves
xx

Sunday, 24 June 2012

TOTALLY TILDA CHALLENGE / MID-WEEK REMINDER

Good morning Tilda lovers. 
You still have 6 days left for entering our challenge at Totally Tilda.
This time we want to see your wonderful creations with Buntings or Pennant. How easy is that?
 I have to say I really enjoyed making mine as I don't use bunting's on my cards. But they actually do give a good finish to a card, epecially when you can add flowers or sentiments on them.
I have used SUMMER FLOWER TILDA from Summer Memories Collection.
She's been coloured with Pro-markers and I've used the blending pen to mix my colours.
The papers I have used are Papermania - Lucy Cromwell - so, so LUSH!!
Sentiment from the Paper Collection.
Flowers of cause are Wild Orchid Crafts, as are the gems.
 Cheery Lynne - Fanciful Flourish - can't be without this die at the moment - best one ever.
I used the Whimsy Banner Pennants Die Set - which can be found HERE.
It's also on sale at Bunny Zoes Crafts.
Dragon fly is from my local Docraft store - can't remember the name of make - sorry.
Ribbon - from stash.
 That's it from me today - I'm off now to finish my little Birdie House. I've been making a few gift boxes of late - mainly to match some of my cards that haven't sold. 
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Who's managed to get the new top seller book at the moment?
" 50 Shades of Grey " by the British author E. L. James. Well, I wanted to know what all the fuss was about. So went to Morrisons / Asda / Tesco's and Sainsbury's. Every single store had sold out.
I did get the second and third book and this was as far as I got with the first.
50 shades of grey from B & Q.
So folks, as I don't won't to read the second and third book, you'll have to give me all the details of the first. LOL
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Enjoy the rest of the weekend - catch you all soon.
Hugs
xxxx


Thursday, 21 June 2012

Thank-you Card - Nurse Tilda

Good morning crafters. Today I'm sharing a thank you card that I have made for the doctor and nurses that cared for me in Nuffield Hospital. They really did look after me well, before and after my treatment. Sometimes I think the NHS should take a look at private hospitals and treat their patients as good as the private sector do. I can honestly say they really do take every measure to make sure your looked after well. When I had my gall bladder ( NHS ) out I warned the staff that I'm terribly sick after any operation - the anaesthetic really doesn't agree with me. They didn't listen, which meant I was sick constantly for 3 days. Now it's not nice when you have had the operation I did have. It puts a lot of strain on your stomach and did mean I was in a lot of pain.
Now going private - I again warned them. I also learnt that people who suffer from travel sickness
( which I get ) also get sickness from an operation. Some of you know its like motion sickness - I actually feel like I'm on a small boat in the middle of the sea experiencing the worst storm ever.
I was given two injections to stop this sickness. You know what -  I woke from my surgery feeling fantastic. I could have eaten a 3 course meal and walked around with no dizziness what so ever, no high blood pressure. I was on top of the world. Now why couldn't the NHS do that for me.
Overall, they looked after me so well - I had no complaints what so ever. So this is why I made the this card - to show my appreciation.
I have used Nurse Tilda from the Winner Takes All Collection 2011.
She's been coloured with Pro-markers.
Papers are a mixture of PAPERMANIA - Lucy Cromwell & FOREVER FRIENDS - New Arrival.
I have added buntings to the bottom of this card - really does give a  lovely finish.
This idea is NOT my own but from the lovely Mandy ( Totally Tilda DT ). Her cards are stunning! You've just got to go over and have a peek and leave her some love. They just blow me away.
Flowers and gems are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Small Butterfly Punch - Tonic Studio.
Cheery Lynne - Fanciful Flourish - can't be without this die at the moment - best one ever.
Sentiment - Craft Work Cards.
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I'm off up the post-office now that I have shared this card with you. 
Happy crafting. 
Hugs & Loves
Tammy
xx

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Teddy Bo Tuesday - Mid-week Reminder

Good Morning Teddy Bo Fans.
Its Teddy Bo Tuesday, which means new stamps in the store. I have placed a link on the right side bar with the stamps that are available.
I've made this card to match the candle-holder I previously made.
::A GIFT CARD::

(Card that contains a gift i.e. tealights, choccy, gift card)

Our usual rules apply  
Please link back directly to your post and not just to your blog.
 You can enter as often as you want.
  The challenge closes on Sunday 24th June at UK midnight.
  To be in with a chance of winning you must follow the challenge theme. 
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 The inside of my card, I have added a slot to add a gift card, money or vouchers.
A tag will be added later with senders details on.
TEDDYBOBEA_131 Coloured with Pro-markers.
Papermania - Capsule Collections. Lovely shades of creams / beige's and soft browns.
  Marianne Designs Cutting Die - Butterfly.
 Flowers and gems are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Cheery Lynne - Fanciful Flourish - can't be without this die at the moment - best one ever.
X-CUT Boarder Dies - Emboss & Cut.
Sentiment - Papermania - Lucy Cromwell.
The bunting idea came from the lovely Mandy.  She's one my my teamies over at Totally Tilda Challenge Blog. Do take a look at her blog. She will blow you away with her talent. When I grow up - I want to make cards just like her!!! Fantastic creations.
 That's all from me today.  Got lots on this week and one of them is the dreaded ironing. Gosh - I hate it so much and would pay anyone to do it....but no one will.
Oh well. Have a good week folks. See you soon.
Hugs
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Sunday, 17 June 2012

TOTALLY TILDA CHALLENGE #49 BUNTINGS

Oh my gosh - where is the time going? 
It's the middle of June and time for another challenge at Totally Tilda. There were some wonderful entries in the CLOUD Challenge. You spoilt us with your creations. 
You are all so wonderfully talented.
This time we want to see your wonderful creations with Buntings or Pennant. How easy is that?
 I have to say I totally enjoyed making mine as I haven't done buntings before.
I used the Whimsy Banner Pennants Die Set - which can be found HERE.
It's also on sale at Bunny Zoes Crafts.
My ingredients for this card are as follows

Papermania - Capsule Collections. Lovely shades of creams / beige's and soft browns.
Ribbon and Bow from the same collection.
 
 You'll be sick of these papers soon, sorry but I am totally loving these and have stocked up on them too....so more cards to follow!!!
 Flowers and gems are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Magnolia DooHickey Cutting Die - Bloomy Tag.
Dragon Fly - Docrafts stockist.
Sentiment from my stash.
X-CUT Boarder Dies - Emboss & Cut.
I have coloured Ribbon Tilda - from the Sweet Christmas Collection 2011 with Pro-markers.
Using the blender pen for lighter shading on the dress.
Little gems have been added to make it look like she is wearing ear-rings.
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Challenges I will be entering this card in are as follows -
Creatalious Challenges - ANYTHING GOES.
Magnolia Down Under Challenges - BINGO. I have used sentiment/Tilda/ribbon.
Simply Magnolia - Garden Blooms / lots of flowers.
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That's me done, now folks. Hope your treating your Daddy's with lots of love and cuddles.
Sending you all Love too.
Hugs
xxx






Saturday, 16 June 2012

Saturated Canary Design Team Call

The lovely Krista over at Saturated Canary is having a Design Team call for the summer months - that's June, July and August. So Tammy thought - why not give it a go? I've nothing to loose have I?
If you don't enter, you don't have a chance. I've loved these ragamuffins and her darling stamps for ages now - I do have my favourite though and Ava as to be one of them, as is Pricilla Pie.
Gorgeous!!
So here is my creation for the DT call. It's a SLIDE CARD. I found the tutorial for this card HERE.
Now I have to say, this isn't the best style of card to take good pictures. 
Papermania - Capsule Collections. Lovely shades of creams / beige's and soft browns.
 Marianne Designs Creatable - Butterfly - LR0153.
 Marianne Designs Cutting Die - Butterfly.
 Flowers and gems are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Small Butterfly Punch - Tonic Studio.
Magnolia DooHickey Cutting Die - Bloomy Tag.
Spellbinders - Nestabilities - Romantic Rectangles.
Small sentiment - Docrafts.
Large sentiment inside the slide card is TLC
That's it for today. I will be back tomorrow with my Totally Tilda card for the new challenge. 
So happy crafting -  hope you all have a super Father's Day.
Loads of Love Hugs
xxx

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Teddy Bo Tuesday - New Challenge

  Good Morning Teddy Bo fan's. It's now time for Team B's challenge over at Teddy Bo
 We have new members to our little family some of them are making their Design Team debut today. So please do go over and give the girls some love by leaving them a comment.
So this fortnights challenge is ~

:: A GIFT CARD ::
Card that contains a gift i.e. tealights, choccy, gift card
Our usual rules apply
  • Please link back directly to your post and not just to your blog
  • You can enter as often as you want
  • The challenge closes on Sunday 24th June at UK midnight
  • To be in with a chance of winning you must follow the challenge theme.
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I have made a candle holder. The tutorial for this can be found HERE.
My candle is rather large so the box I made is 5" x 5". I just need to get some Polypropylene Film for presentation, there's not one single florist that will sell it me on its own. Meanies!!


TEDDYBOBEA_131 Coloured with Pro-markers.
Papermania - Capsule Collections. Lovely shades of creams / beige's and soft browns.
 Marianne Designs Creatable - Butterfly - LR0153.
 Marianne Designs Cutting Die - Butterfly.
 Flowers and gems are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Small Butterfly Punch - Tonic Studio.
Cheery Lynne - Fanciful Flourish - can't be without this die at the moment - best one ever.
 Magnolia DooHickey Cutting Die - Bloomy Tag.
 
 The winner of this challenge is 5 digital graphics and  with one digital graphic for each runner up.
As you can see, I've added small flowers to make a bouquet and paper pierced Bo's waist coat.
Gives a wonderful finish, doesnt it?
Well, that's it for me today. I have lots to do as it's my Uncle's funeral tomorrow. My head is everywhere as it is....so no crafting from me for a few days.
Take care everyone.
Hugs
xxx

Friday, 8 June 2012

Teddy Bo # Fairy Tale Friday

OMG!!! Panic almost over. I can't believe I forgot to do my posts. I had such a dreadful day yesterday. Once Holly had gone home at 9.30pm last night I had my bath and went straight to bed.
 Forgetting about everything else. This is not like me.
So...on to my card for Fairy Tale Friday. 
I have used one of my favourite Teddy Bea stamps - TEDDYBEA_116 she's just the sweetest.
The papers I have used are Papermania - Lucy Cromwell - so, so LUSH!!
Flowers of cause are Wild Orchid Crafts, as are the gems.
Marianne Designs Creatable - Butterfly - LR0153.
Small Butterfly Punch - Tonic Studio.
 You have two days left to enter the Teddy Bo Challenge which is RED, WHITE & BLUE.
Right, that's it now from me - posts done, better late than never.
Have a good weekend folks. I'm off now to make a start on another card for next week's Teddy Bo Challenge.
Loves & Hugs
xxx

Featured Guest Designer #Fussy and Fancy Friday

Saturated Canary - Circus_Trixie
Good Morning. How dreadful is the weather? What happened to the beautiful sun we had last week?
Saying that, don't we always get bad weather when the children are off school. Typical really isn't it?
 I had a suprise email a couple of weeks ago, from Sheryl asking me to be Guest Designer over at Fussy and Fancy Friday's Challenge. What an honour. I just couldn't turn it down. Not often anything like that happens for me....so why would I refuse?
The challenge at the moment is Swirls and Flourishes. So I just had to use my favourite swirls.
Cheery Lynne - Fanciful Flourish - can't be without this die at the moment - best one ever.
Papers are from my stash, I truly have no idea where they came from.
Flowers and gems are from Wild Orcid Crafts.
Sentiment is from TLC.
I used Saturated Canary image - Circus Trixie - I so adore Krista stamps. She as been coloured with Pro-markers.
I will also be entering this card in Krista Challenge over at Staturated Canary,
which is ANYTHING GOES.

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Thank you so very much Fussy and Fancy Friday for having me and featuring me on your blog.
A pleasure it's been.
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I will be back shortly with my Teddy Bo card for todays FAIRY TALE FRIDAY. Don't know whats up with me but I'm running late with everything today. I woke up in a panick and realised I'd sheduled this post without doing my write up and totally forgot to do my Teddy Bo one.
Slap on my wrists! Sorry folks.
Catch you again soon.
Hugs & Loves
xxxx

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Magnolia # You are so Special


Good morning everyone. I hope you all had a super long weekend. Most of you will be back at work now....but look on the bright side, you have only 3 days to do.
I have my hospital appointment today to have my dressings off. Thing is ..... there are no dressings now as they came off in the bath last night. Hopefully I don't get a telling off.
My scar looks lovely and clean, though a little sore on one side. 
But I'm sure the doctor will reassure me its ok.

This card as been made for myself to give to someone rather than me making one for someone else to give. I decided on doing a criss-cross card as I haven't made one of these for such a long time. I'm so happy with the way it turned out. Took a couple of days to do as it still hurts a little when using my cuttle-bug.

 Ingredients
I have coloured Tilda with Pro-markers, after stamping her on to Letraset Cartridge Paper.
I used Papermania - Lucy Cromwell papers - LUSH!
Flowers and gems are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Small Butterfly Punch - Tonic Studio.
Ribbon from my stash.
Sentiment Tags -From the same paper collection.
Marianne Designs Creatable - Butterfly - LR0153.
 Marianne Designs Cutting Die - Butterfly.
 Spellbinders Nestabilities - Floral Ovals.
 Cherry Lynn Designs - Cutting Die - Pair of Fern.

Entering this card in TOMIC - Challenge is ANYTHING GOES - plus its their first birthday too.
Well, best get the dreaded chores done. Can't motivate myself today. Feel so tired. Do you think anyone would notice if I crawled back in to bed? Gosh, I wish!!
Happy Crafting.
Hugs & Loves
xxxx

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

TOTALLY TILDA BLOG-HOP WINNERS & MY CANDY WINNER

Well, what a lovely turn-out for our Baby Challenge and Blog Hop.
Thank you all for taking part, we do hope you enjoyed visiting all our blogs.
 The prize winners can be found over at Totally Tilda Challenge Blog.
So on to my CANDY WINNER
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It's SANDRA H - Congratulations Sweetie.You left us all some wonderful comments and your creation was super. Please email me your details, so that I can post to you.
Any prizes not claimed by Friday 8th June will be redrawn.
Once again, thank you everyone that took part. 
I hope we will see you all again in our current Challenge # 48 Clouds.
Hugs & Loves
xxx


Sunday, 3 June 2012

TOTALLY TILDA CHALLENGE #48 CLOUDS

Wow - what a week or should I say what a few months I have had. Tammy is good, feeling much better than I thought I actually would. The surgery went well. No ruptures of my breast implants, they were intact with no silent ruptures too. I was so relieved to have heard that. I think if the Doctor had told me they had, I would have felt much worse.
 Having this dangerous industrial silicone in my body would have freaked me out. 
I know some people would have gone for the removal and not a replacement. But honestly, I was so scared in looking like a freak. After having boobies for 10 years, then having them removed would have been devastating for me. The only person that truly understood was my Auntie who had breast cancer. She really did help me through this difficult time. 
I have my dressings off on Wednesday, then back to normal until my 6 week check up. There is no bruising or discomfort. Everything was so straight forward.
Can't wait to get in to a proper bra - this sports bra is so uncomfortable. I was just told that I had to take it easy as my body as been through two operations in the matter of just under 3 months, and can be stressful. Thank you to those that have thought of me - especially my dear friend June. 
Love you sweetie.
Now lets get on to the next challenge over at Totally Tilda. This time we want to see CLOUDS on your cards. I have used a Magnolia stamp for mine, its called Rain Cloud
All I did was place tape over the rain and stamped, then added my sentiment over the top.
The sentiment is from Docrafts - I think they are from the Hot Diggity Dog Elements.
I have coloured TULIP WHEELBARROW from the Butterfly Dreams Collection and WATERCAN TILDA from the Sweet Rainbow Collection, with Pro-markers, using the blending pen in areas.
The papers are my favorite right this minute.
 Papermania - Capsule Collections. Lovely shades of creams / beige's and soft browns.
 Cherry Lynn Designs - Cutting Die - Pair of Fern
Flowers a always are Wild Orchid Crafts.
Gems from Docrafts.
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Well......that's it for me today. I will be back on Tuesday when I announce my candy winner for the TOTALLY TILDA BABY BLOG-HOP. Thank you all that did the hop and left comments. 
There are some wonderful entries in the challenge.
Hugs & Loves
xxx

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Totally Tilda Blog Hop Challenge #47

Can you believe we have been "live" now for almost two years??  No, neither can we!
Firstly we wanted to say a huge big thank you to all of our lovely followers and for your support of the Totally Tilda blog. So what better way to say Thanks and to have some fun than a Blog Hop??
So how does it work?
Well, firstly you have to make a project to enter into the challenge that is running alongside the Blog Hop.
We know how creative you all are and would love to see your fabulous Baby themed projects.
 you may use ANY Magnolia baby image that you like! Even Edwin is allowed for the Blog Hop.
Don't forget we have THREE fabulous sponsors for the Blog Hop so there are plenty of fabulous prizes up for grabs.
Then when you have submitted your entry we'd like you to hop around the rest of the Design Teams blogs and leave them some love in a comment about their creation.  The order of the hop is the order in which the projects appear on the Challenge blog, so if you get lost along the way then go back to the Totally Tilda Challenge Blog and pick up from there!
Now, you're going to want to make sure you leave a comment on every DT blog because there will be some surprise candy along the way but we're not going to tell you where it is - you'll just have to wait and see!!
So you should have arrived here from KIRSTY- ANNE (KITTY) blog, if you did you are in the right place, if not please go back to the Totally Tilda challenge blog and start from there.
The blog hop will run for the next two weeks alongside the current challenge so there is plenty of time for you to get round all the DT blogs and leave your lovely comments!

 We have 3 generous sponsors for the blog-hop and they are as follows - 
Crafty Emmas Store   £10 gift certificate to spend in her store


with 2 Surprise Magnolia stamps..

Thanks for taking part and I hope you some fun along way.
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So on to my card - I wanted to do something different and that was to make a pop-up card. I went mad on these a few years a go. They are time consuming but I so love the end result of this card. This card as been sold already and I have 3 more to make.
On to my ingredients.
Forever Friends - New Arrival Papers - this are so cute and adorable.
The letters A-B-C have been cut with my Cricut - really needed to brush the cob-webs off the machine.
They were mounted on to Cuttle Bug - Celebration Die - Postage Stamp.
Baby Tilda as been coloured with Pro-markers.
Martha Stewart Punch - really can't remember its name or find on google, sorry.
Flowers / gems are Wild Orchid Crafts.
Sentiment - Crafts Work Cards.
 Cheery Lynne - Fanciful Flourish - can't be without this die at the moment - best one ever.
Tiny baby feet - button from my stash.
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SO, JUST TO BE CLEAR - YOU HAVE TO SUBMIT AN ENTRY FOR THE CHALLENGE AND COMPLETE THE BLOG HOP TO BE IN WITH A CHANCE OF WINNING THE MAIN PRIZES AND THE DT SURPRISE CANDY!!
(WE WILL BE CHECKING - SO NO CHEATING!! LOL)

Enjoy our Blog-Hop Tilda fans. Hope to see you all again soon. Don't forget to leave a comment.
Hugs & Loves
xx