Saturday, 29 June 2013

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge # 131 All Wrapped Up..........

Hello Again Readers,
My Last blog for the day......... honest, going out this evening with family and friends, to celebrate my Birthday, that was yesterday, so need to look for something to wear, and you now how long that can take....... why is it you clear the wardrobe of possibilities only to go back to the first thing you choose in the first place....... so need to start now, to be sure to be ready by 07.30......... but had to join in with the challenge over on craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge , as you do !!!!!!!!!!!!
My design is below.

Recipe for my Design,
Parcel Digi Stamp by Annabelle Stamps
Sentiment Digi Stamp By Maylenes 
Christmas Bonnet Digi Stamp by Bugaboo 
Images shaded using Spectrum Noir Pens
Kate Knight Christmas Snowflake Design Sheet
Silver Tree Peel Off

52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown Pick a Previous Sketch ..........

Good Afternoon Readers,
Well it's not sunny today here in Cornwall, but at least dry........ only two more day's of flaming ....... June left, I can't believe we are nearly in to the 7th month already, were does the time go....... well up the yard as per usual this morning, I have my truck back, Hubbies car passed it's Mot, I am glad to say, so I was mobile again this morning, so, lunged my horse this morning, it's nice to see them running around freely, with no tack or rider, and it give me the chance to make sure he has no problems, then ran the rabble on the field, and on return went in to the Wendy house for a couple of cups of coffee a natter and a piece of chocolate fudge cake, as I was unable to get up the yard yesterday, and it was my birthday, the girls cut my birthday cake today....... and it went down very well, so returned home, and when I checked my blog I had the lovely surprise of being the winner over on craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge. So thank you ladies, and I cannot wait for the next challenge, and keeping the Winter theme going I joined in with the challenge over on 52cct./june-5th-week-challenge-pick-previous and my design is below....

Sketch #14 - February 2013

Recipe for my Creation,
5 by 7 White Scalloped Edged Base Card,
Pale Blue Glitter Card by Create  and Craft
X Cut Snowflake Embossing Folder
2 x White Snowflake Brads,
Snowflake Digi stamp Delicious Doodles
Sentiment Digi Stamp by Maylenes I changed the black outline to Blue on my computer to Co-Ordinate with my colour scheme .

Friday, 28 June 2013

CASology Week # 50 Free...........

Good Evening Readers,
This is my last blog for today......... have really enjoyed my Birthday, happily crafting away, I am going out for a meal tomorrow evening, with family and friends, so will enjoy a few birthday drinks......... so below is my last challenge for the day,

Recipe for my Creation
5 by 7 Blank White Card Base
Dove Digi Stamp by Stitchy Bear
Sentiment Computer Generated

Inkspirational Challenge # 26 Sketch.............

Hello Again Readers,
Below is my entry for the sketch challenge over on inkspirationalchallenges,
did purchase a digi stamp from  milkcoffee , but sadly it was out of stock, so will have to wait for it to come back in again, so without further ado my creation is below.....


Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge # 204

Good Afternoon Readers,
Well I am certainly making the most of my Birthday....... Craft wise that is, hubby has my Truck so I am confined to house........ so am making the most of the time, by crafting, my son Stevie has just texted will be popping in shortly, so will have a coffee and a chat, then I will resume crafting..... so below is my entry for the sketch challenge over on tuesdaymorningsketches.

Recipe for my Design,
5 by 6 White Base Card, covered in a design sheet from Raspberry Road,
Pink Card Stock
Spellbinder scalloped edge round die,
Spellbinder Oval scalloped edged die
Bugaboo Stella Digi Stamp
Bugaboo sentiment Digi Stamp
Image shaded using Spectrum Noir Pens

Cas-Ual Fridays CFC107 Hunger Games.............

Good Morning Again Readers,
You will probably be getting a few blogs from me today......... as I am spending the day catching up on my challenges, so stay tuned...... below is my entry to the challenge over on cas-ualfridays. the theme is to use arrows........


Recipe for My Creation
7. by 5 White Scalloped Edged Base Card
Design Sheet from Kanban Crafts
Filigree Arrow Cut Using my CriCut Machine
Sentiment Computer Generated 

It's My Birthday Today and No Card from Hubby !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good Morning Readers,
Well it's my Birthday today and I am 57 years young.......... and I will be spending the day crafting, what more can a gal ask for......... I awoke this morning with my mobile a buzzing with txt messages from family and friends, my fireplace is adorned with cards of all shapes and sizes, and I have had some wonderful pressies as well, but not a card in sight from my wonderful and thoughtful Hubby Brian, the light of my life, who tries so desperately to keep me from going crazy, not sure he is doing a to good a job of that, if you could see the hacked trees and shrubs in the back garden.......... anyhoo getting back to the no card...... you see Brian has never believed in giving me a card all the while we have been together, why, because as he say's the words are someone else's, and he likes to express himself by writing me a poem, so every year, for Birthday's Christmas and Valentine Day, I have received a poem, they may not all be as long as the one below, and some of them have been very humorous, but I would like to share the one I received this morning, which did bring a few tears to my eyes.....

Monday, 24 June 2013

Fat-Tastic Tuesday Cahllenge # 5 - Red, White & Blue w/ Metal

Good Morning Readers,
Just a very quick blog this morning, just finished my night shift, hope you are well, and not working to hard, well as you all probably now, there is a fantastic new blog challenge called Fat- Tastic Tuesday, were we create lovely 4 x 4 works of art, and I am lucky enough to be on the wonderful DT, we have a different sketch every fortnight, so why not pop on over to fattastictuesday.blogspot  and join in with the fun, there are some fab prizes for the winners.... the sketch for this fortnight is below, and also my Design for this challenge, so come on crafters pop on over and join in with the fun......

Recipe for my 4 x 4
4 x 4 White Base Card
Lattice effect backing sheet
Red Card Stock
Blue Card Stock
2 x Red Metal Brads
Sunflower Image by Eureka 

Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge # 89 Symbols of Peace........

Hello Again Readers,
This is my second blog of the day, and will probably be the last till Thursday.......only back in tonight for my three night shift's, and will probably be in no fit state to blog over the next few day's, so wanted to join in with blog challenges while I am still able lol......... so without further ado here is my entry for the challenge over wickedwednesdayatc. I just love these little critters.......
well hopefully will speak again soon God willing.

Recipe for my Creation
2.5 by 3.5 White Base Card, which I covered in a piece of Batik Material, I just loved the colours,
Peace Mermaid Digi Stamp by Sparkle and Sprinkle,
Perfect Petals by Crafters Companion
X Cut Flourish Die
Apricot Card Stock used for layering and flourish

Christmas Card Challenge # 30 Photo Inspiration ............

Good Afternoon Readers,
Hope you all had an enjoyable weekend........ weather here in Cornwall, a bit of a mixture at the mo, but at least we have not had any rain yet......... well had my eye's tested this morning, and need new glasses....... long sighted in my right eye, short sighted in my left......... so had fun choosing some new one's with my daughter Hazel, who just happens to be the manager of our local Spec Savers........ so we both decided that the designer ones........ in purple and silver were the ones for me, now I would have been happy having a NON designer pair, but oh no Hazel thought otherwise....... but I must admit they were rather lovely, so hopefully will pick them up in about a week, on my way home I popped in to see my other daughter Teresa, to see how she and her family were doing, and she was looking after my son Steven's little boy Jacob, who will be one on July the 15th, so we had a cuddle, and I had a couple of cups of coffee, and a catch up with my daughter, which I enjoyed, once home I had the wifely chore of taking a pair of trousers up for hubbie, and I really do not like sewing, it took my two years when I was at school to make an apron........ so Hubby lucky to get trousers done so soon....... he does have another pair that needs taking up, but will leave those for another day, need to recuperate from taking this pair up.......also must make mental note to purchase some of that Wonder Webb stuff....... anyhoo, after a quick lie down, to get my strength back from taking up said trousers, decided to join in with the fun over on christmascardchallenges the them this week is Photo Inspiration, and my creation is below.

Recipe for my Design,
C5 Size White Card Base used Landscape, covered in a design sheet by Raspberry Road,
White and Silver Funky Fibre
Silver Mesh Ribbon,
Blue Card Stock
X Cut Flourish Die
Delicous Doodles Digi Stamp Robin and Birdhouse.
Shaded Using Spectrum Noir Pens

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge # 130 Christmas Greenery........

Good Afternoon Readers,
Well here we are again, nearly at the end of another weekend, for most of  us the daunting Monday is looming, Oh to be able to stay at home and craft all day......... and better still to be able to make a living out of it, but then would you still appreciate it if you had to treat it as a job, hmm let me think about that one....... that's it already thought about it, and no I would love it, but heyho, back to the real world, well what you all been up to........ the weather here in Cornwall, is grey and gloomy yet again....... not exactly beach weather, although, it is nice to walk on the beach, even without the sun shining, just to be out in the fresh air is enough for me, well had my share of fresh air this morning, up yard as per usual, to bring in a horse that resembled Hannibal Lecter......... Ace has to go out twice a week in a grass mask, to stop him gorging on the grass, he did look sorry for himself, but it is for his own good, I told him......... so he was even more cheesed of when he saw me get his saddle out of his cupboard, so we enjoyed an away with the fairies ride this morning, he now has four day's off......... as I am back in to work tomorrow, but I am on annual leave after Wednesday for 10 day's yippee, of to Spec-savers in the morning for an eye test, which probably means new glasses, 
at least I will be able to see.......... anyhoo, found a new challenge blog yesterday, called craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge,  the challenge was Christmas Greenery, and of course just had to join in with the fun, and my design is below.......

Recipe for my Design
C5 Size White Base Card, covered in a design sheet by Raspberry Road,
Green Card Stock
Silver Peel Off
Jolly Holly Post Box Digi Stamp by Delicious Doodles
X Cut Holly Embossing Folder
Image shaded using Spectrum Noir Pens

Saturday, 22 June 2013

CASology Challenge Week 49 Fish..........

Good Afternoon Readers,
Hope you are all well, yes this is my second blog of the day, so far....... the weather is orrible, so staying inside and crafting....... and just had to join in with the fun over on casology. and below is my design.

Recipe for my Design  
4 by 6 White Base Card
Goldfish Digi Stamp by My Heart Pieces,
Shaded using Water Colour Pencils
Sentiment Computer Generated.

52{ Christmas } Card Throwdown June Embellishment Challenge

Good Afternoon Readers,
Well it's another grotty day here in Cornwall, wind and the occasional drop of rain, the perfect weather for crafting........ did manage to get a bit of sun yesterday, sat in my back garden for a while, just as well....... not sure what the weather is doing tomorrow, hopefully better than today, but heyho, not much going on at Grannie Smith's Cottage today,  this is the name of my humble abode, you see many moons ago, there used to be a small shop, which is still part of my house, and it was called Grannie Smith's, after my Hubbies Mum, it is quite a large space with it's own front door, I keep nagging my hubby to help me turn it in to a large craft room come shop, with the idea of having card making classes in the evening, needs quite a bit doing to it, but I am sure we could do it....... it is one of my goals for next year, I will keep you all posted. Well joined in with the fun over on 52cct.blogspot today, you had to use pearls and sequins, and what a job I had with the pearls, so amongst the jewellery that my friend gave me I found a broken pearl necklace, so I used some of them for my design.

Recipe for my Creation
C5 Size White Base Card.
Mistletoe Frame Digi Stamp by The  Digi Stamp Boutique 
Holly Frame Digi Stamp by The Digi Stamp Boutique
Sentiment Computer Generated
Images shaded in with Spectrum Noir Pens
White Faux Pearls
Red Sequins.

Friday, 21 June 2013

CAS-ual Friday CFC106 Over The Edge......../

Well Good Afternoon Readers
How you all doing......well I hope, well it's the start of another weekend, have you got any plans, me, not a lot going on at the mo, will ride on Saturday and Sunday morning....... and hopefully meet up with a couple of friends on Saturday afternoon, in between those time's I hope to get a bit of crafting done...... have any of you been to a Hobbycraft Store........ only found out that they have opened a new store in Truro, so will have to go and have a mooch at some time...... we are very limited with craft stores here in Cornwall, you have the Range, and Trago Mills, but not anything dedicated purely to crafts, so hopefully this will be the one...... well the weather today has been a bit better than we have had, started of a bit grey, but turned out quite sunny this afternoon, actually sat in the garden with a coffee, might sit out for a bit more after I have done my blog....... need to make the most of , as it is supposed to be rain again tomorrow, anyhoo, have joined in with the fun over on cas-ualfridays. and my creation is below..... well I'm off back in to the garden to catch a few more ray's lol, so will speak again tomorrow God willing......

Scanned my Card again with some black card behind it so you could see the overlapping notes better

Recipe for my Design,
5 by 5 White base card,
Piano Digi Stamp by Digi Darla,
Music notes stamp by Papermania, quite an old one actually,
I stamped the notes on to a white piece of card, then cut out, and placed it to the bottom of my card, overlapping the notes on the left hand side of card.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Allsorts Challenge Week # 211 Time for Tea...........

Good Morning Readers,
I would Like to say  Hello to Granmargaret , thank you for taking the time to join my blogg, I hope you will pop back from time time.
Well have just finished my second night shift, so will be crawling upstairs to bed very shortly, hope you are all well, and not working to hard .......... below is the entry I have submitted to the
 allsortschallenge.week-211-time-for-tea. hope you like it.......

Recipe for my Design,
C5 White Base Card Covered with a design sheet from Papermania,Blueberry Hill,
Pale Blue Card Stock
Cuttlebug Daisy Embossing Folder
Spectrum Noir Ink Pens
Perfect Blend Digi Stamp from Bugaboo 

Monday, 17 June 2013

Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge # 88 Birds, Nests , Eggs.........

Good Morning Readers
Well this is a pre-scheduled post, so I have no idea what the weather is up to ........ have been doing my night shifts, and if I have done this right, it should be Tuesday, if not oh well, will be crumpling into to bed very shortly, just wanted to join in with the fun over on wickedwednesdayatc. the theme at the mo is birds, nests , eggs, and my creation is below, well am going to crawl upstairs, so will speak again soon, God willing.

Recipe for my Design.
2.5 by 3.5 Base Card
White Base Card spritzed with Cosmic Shimmers Mist Meadow Lush,
Cuttlebug Flourish Die in Brown Satin Card
Owl Digi was a Freebie,
Shaded using Spectrum Noir Pens
Sentiment Computer Generated.

Fat Tastic Inspiration Challenge # 4 Fathers Day...........

Hello Readers,
Below is the Fat - Tastic Tuesday Inspiration Card I made for the Challenge, there is still time to play along, so why not hop over to fattastictuesday.  and have some fun, creating your little 4 x 4 works of art.........

Artistic Inspiration Challenge # 46 Ribbon or Twine.........

Good Morning Readers,
Well it's another dull and dismal day here in Cornwall, were's our summer gone......... maybe that was it last week, it's no wonder people go abroad on there holiday's, which is such a shame, as we have some beautiful scenery and beaches here in England.........just not so much of the sun........ maybe we will have an Indian Summer this year, which would be rather nice, then the Winter does not seem as long....... Anyhoo, well it's Monday yet again, for many of us the start of another week at work (sigh)..... me I have my three night
 shift's, starting tonight, It would be ideal to be able to schedule your blogs, to go live at a certain time, then I could post in advance any challenges I happen to join in with, only after a night shift, I am not alway's in a fit state to blog, maybe somebody could devise before further ado, I have joined in with the fun over on artisticinspirationschallenges and below is my creation, I purchased some paper straw from my local pound shop, and decided to use it in this design........

In The Pink

Recipe for my Card,
5 by 7 White Scalloped Edged Card Base,
Pale Pink Paper Straw
Pink Organza Ribbon
White Organza Bow
Perfect Petal by Crafters Companion
Dragonfly Flourish by X Cut
Pink Gem
Digi Stamp by Darla's Digis 
Shaded in Using Spectrum Noir Pens.

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Christmas Cards All Year Round June Challenge Vintage Christmas........

Hello Again Readers,

Well was not going to join in any more challenges today........ but just had to join in with the one over on christmascardsallyearround, they have a vintage Christmas theme going on at the mo, and below is my entry..........but this is it for the today !!!!!!!!!

Recipe for my Design,
C5 Cream Leather Effect Card Base
Bronze Matt Card Stock 320gsm
Spellbinder Christmas Flower Die
X Cut Flourish Die
X Cut Label Die
Vintage Style Postcard my Own Design,
Sentiment Computer Generated.

Simply Less is More Week # 124 Theme Hexagons..........

Good Afternoon Readers,
Well it's another grotty day here in Cornwall, once again rain......... hope weather not to bad were you are, also nearly at the end of another weekend, were is the time going......... somebody said to me yesterday, that the longest day of the year is on June 21st, and after that it's all down hill....... and the night's would start drawing in........ well he was a bundle of fun I thought to myself...... but joking aside, were is the time going, they say when you get older the time goes quicker, oh joy, anyhoo, today has been much better than yesterday, so far that is......... my boy Ace, tried to misbehave today, but I was ready for him......... he has such an attitude..........but I do love him, and the rabble did not cause to much of a problem at breakfast, and I have managed to join in with the fun over on simplylessismoore.

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Fat-Tastic Tuesday Challenge # 4 Fathers Day............

Hello Readers,

Just to say Hi, to all you lovely Crafters, and to remind you of the the great challenge blog fattastictuesday.
were you can create your 4 x 4 works of Art, the challenge this week is of course Father's Day, so why not pop on over and join 
in with the fun........the sketch is below.

ATC's With Attitude Challenge # 42 Summer........

Hello Again Readers,
Yep , you are not seeing thing's, this is my second post of the day, wanted to join in with the fun over on attitudewithatcs. and my entry is below, I just love bugaboostamps. they are just so easy to work with, 

Recipe for my ATC,
2.5 by 3.5 White Base Card
Summer Girl by Bugaboo Stamps
Sentiment Computer Generated,
Perfect Petals by Crafter's Companion
Image shaded using Spectrum Noir Pens

52 { Christmas } Card Throwdown June Theme Challenge .......

Good Afternoon Readers,
Well what a morning I have had......... woke up to wind and rain, more like Autumn weather not Summer...... went to feed the rabble this morning, and they just walked away from me turning there nose up at there breakfast, by this time, the time was getting on, as I had to pick Julie up at 06.30, I have not got time for this, say's me to three dog's who just looked at me and walked away, so they got bundled in to the truck without breakfast, got up the yard, saddled Ace up to ride in the school, and he decided to be a complete and utter arse, throwing a tantrum every whip and flip, Arghhh, then had to walk the rabble, and by this time it was chucking it down with rain....... on the way home I had to call in Bailey's Country Feed Store to get a bale of straw, indicating to park in a space, when a car coming the other way just scooted in to my parking space, needless to say the air was a dark shade of blue....... straw safely on board , came home via Redruth and forgot it was Murdoch Day, and got stuck in traffic, again Arghhh, once in doors, thought I had better try the rabble with there breakfast......... Toby decided the only way he would eat his was if I placed it on a place mat and not in his bowl, and  then Chumleigh wanted what Toby had, Queen Smarty Pants just kept running around the kitchen, avoiding her bowl........ by this time I was so stressed, I nearly turned to drink and was going to start smoking....... rang hubby up moaning about rabble, and the reply I got was well they do play with you when it comes to feeding........ by this time I was well and truly cheesed of so ate a bar of chocolate and had a large Cappuccino..........well  it's much healthier than drinking and smoking isn't it......... once I had calmed down a fraction, and the rabble had finally ate there late breakfast, must make a mental note to never feed the rabble again, and leave it to perfect Hubby....... decided to join in with the fun over on 52cct.blogspot.

Recipe for my Card,
5 by 7 White Card Blank,
Papermania Welcome Home For Christmas Stamp
Versacolor Ultimate Pigment Ink 501 Fiesta
4 x Gems
Sentiment Computer Generated