Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge # 135 Snowmen or Snow Women..............

Good Morning Readers,
Again another early blog for me, second night shift, one more tonight, then of until Monday Yipee........ Last night was a hellish shift, clients in bad moods, was wondering if it was a full moon....... but I do not think so, anyhoo, once all were tucked up in bed we could relax... and the rest of the shift sailed by with only a couple of hiccups...... but was glad when 07.00 came and I could go home...... the rabble were waiting at the front door to welcome me, and once I had battled my way to the kitchen, made a coffee, and came in to speak to you all, and to also join in with the fun over on craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge were the theme is snowmen or snow women......

Recipe for My Design
Square White Base Card covered in a Christmas Design Sheet by Raspberry Road.
White Card Used for Layering,
Silver Holographic Card 
Snowmen Digi Stamp from Pinterest 
 Silver Bauble Peel Offs
Sentiment Computer Generated
Digi Stamp Shaded Using Spectrum Noir Pens

Fat-Tastic Tuesday Back To School Inspiration .......

Hi All,
Well just woke up......... had about 4 hours sleep, lots of banging coming from across the road, back in to work tonight for another night shift, think I had better take in some rather large matchsticks........ well it is the 30th July already, were is the time going, and it is Inspiration Day over on the fab challenge blog  fattastictuesday.blogspot. and my DT entry is below, and the sponsors for this challenge is Bugaboo Stamps, so pop on over and join in with the fun......

Monday, 29 July 2013

Wicked Wednesday Challenge # 94 Christmas in July............

Well Good Morning Readers,
A nice early blog for me today, have just finished a 12 hour night shift, so I am relaxing with a coffee and a weetabix, before heading of to bed....... well the weather this morning is a bit grey, but it is slightly cooler...... we had a fair bit of rain in the early hours, and everything is smelling lush and fresh...... and things are beginning to look a bit more green, anyhoo, will have to go as I am beginning to flag now, but before I do, I am going to join in the fun over on wickedwednesdayatc were the theme is Christmas in July, and my entry is below.... so I will bid you all goodnight..... and will speak again tomorrow, God willing.

Recipe for My ATC
2.5 by 3.5 White Base Card
Base Card has been covered with a Design Sheet from Kate Knight's Christmas Paper Stack
Ice Blue Glitter Card
Snowflake Punch
3 x Turquoise Gems
Digi Stamp by Bugaboo Stamps
Shaded Using Spectrum Noir Pens

House Of Cards Photo Inspiration Challenge .....................

Good Afternoon readers,
Well I was not going to blog anymore today owing to the fact that I am in to work tonight........ but just had to join in with the fun over on houseofcardschallenge, the theme is a Photo Inspiration, and as soon as I saw it, my design came to me....... and believe me that does not happen very often....... so my Design is below, I used the colour, and the flourish, as my main inspiration and then worked around it, I have tried to use a Vintage style for this one..... hope it worked 


Recipe for My design
C5 White Base Card, Printed with a Digital Frame from Pinterest
French Chair Digital Stamp by Vintage Digital's
Vintage Sentiment from Vintage Digital's
Pale Orange Card Stock
X Cut Dragonfly Flourish 
X Cut Flourish Die
Spellbinder Flower Die
3 x Gold Gems
2 x Crystal Gems 

Artistic Inspiration Challenge # 52 ....... Celebrate

Good Morning Fellow Crafters, well another mix bag weather wise today here in Cornwall....... well today is another  day for another challenge over on artisticinspirationschallenges. of which I am proud to say I am a member of the Fab DT, and on that note I would like to welcome Kerrie to our DT, Hi Kerrie, you sure are in for some fun....... well without further ado, below is my DT design for the challenge....... it's a fab one as always, so why not pop on over and join in with the fun....... Our Sponsors for this challenge are Stitchy Bear.

Recipe for My Design
C5 White Base Card Covered in a design sheet from the Tattered Lace Collection,
Large Blooms Cut using my Cricut Machine.
2 x Design Sheets from the Tattered Lace Collection, used for Blooms
3 x Purple Pearls
A Piece of Broken Jewellery from Stash
Berry Red Card Stock
X Cut Flourish Die
X Cut Dragonfly Flourish Die
Spellbinder Label Die
Friends Digi Stamp by Stitch Bear
Shaded using Water Colour Pencils and Spectrum Noir Pens.

Christmas Card Challenge # 35 Make Your Own Background .........

Good Morning Readers,
Well once again a nice early blog for me today....... as my readers will know, I am back in to work again tonight, the first of three night shift's, were does the time go.... it only seemed like yesterday that I was finishing....... anyhoo I would like to welcome Sue B, to my blog, thank you Sue for taking the time to drop by, hope you will pop back from time time........ well this morning I am going to visit my Mum, who is not very well at the moment,she came out of hospital last week fine, but seems to have taken a step back....... hopefully things will sort themselves out........ it's such a worry, as you do not know what to do for the best...... well yesterday I had a very busy day, did the things around the house I wanted to do, and caught up with my DT work, and even did a couple of challenge entries........ so all in all a very productive day...... I think it was because Hubby was at work..... well the first challenge entry was over at christmascardchallenges. were you had to make your own background, and my entry is below.......

Recipe for my Design
C5 Size White Base Card
Snowflake Digi Stamp Repeatedly Stamped Over the Base Card in Different Sizes, I then changed the Colour of the Stamp to Blue using my Computer.
Delicious Doodles Christmas Digi Stamp changed to Blue to Match the Snowflakes.
Ice Blue Satin Card Stock used for the layering and the border.
X Cut Fancy Triangle Die
X Cut Fancy Border Die
4 Silver Peel Off  Corners
Tiny Crystal Gems placed on to the Tree
Sentiment Computer Generated 

Sunday, 28 July 2013

52 { Christmas } Card Throwdown July Embellishment Challenge ................

Good Morning Readers,
Well a nice early blog for me today, as I have quite a bit to do around the house, and I also need to do some DT work this afternoon, Hubby working today, so should be able to get a fair bit done........ spent a nice afternoon yesterday with friends, went to Weather Spoons for a coffee and a chat, also got my gems I wanted to get and some really pretty papers, such gorgeous colours, and they are also textured and only 99p bargain, see the pic below..... I also popped in to the British Heart Foundation, and put my name down to be a volunteer in the shop, may or may not hear back from them we will see, and of course while in there I  purchased a nice top....... this morning up the yard as per usual, gave Ace an electric massage, and put his bio flow magnets on...... spoiled brat........ so left him very relaxed in his stable, it's something I try and do at least once a month, as I am sure he get's aches and pains as much as I do...... then had a coffee with the girls, before running the rabble on the fields, I am now back at home talking to you, well below is my entry for the challenge over on 52cct.blogspot were the challenge is Stitching Real or Faux, so I had some pretty Funky Fibre in White and Silver, and threaded it through the scalloped edge of my die cut, to give the effect of stitching and the outcome is below.......

Recipe for My Design 
6 by 6 White Base Card
Covered in a Design Sheet from Kate Knight's Christmas Paper Stack
Ice Blue Glitter Card
3 x Blue Gems
1 x Crystal Gem
2 x Crystal Tipped Hat Pins
Spellbinder Christmas Flower Die
Spellbinder Round Fancy Edged Die
Christmas Digi Stamp by Bugaboo Stamps
Shaded using Spectrum Noir Pens
White and Silver Funky Fibre Stitched through the Scalloped Edge 

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Created With Love Challenges # 51 All About Dogs........

Good Afternoon All,
Just a quick blog, came across another challenge site this afternoon createdwithlovechallenges and thought I would join in with the fun, and did not have long to produce an entry, so below is my entry.....

Recipe for my Design,
5 by 7 White Base Card,
4 by 5 Pink Scalloped Card used as an Overlay
Decoupaged Little Girl and Dog from The Bratz Collection
Sentiment Computer Generated,
Pink Crystal Brad.

ATC's With Attitude Challenge # 49 Shape One Side............

Good Morning Readers,
Hope you are well, and having a nice weekend....... weather again here in Cornwall a mix bag, but nice to be a bit cooler....... well what you all got planned this weekend, today I have been up the yard and done my chores, lunged by boy today, nice to see him doing things with no rider, more natural....... run the rabble, and even avoided the evil scones again today, think my willpower is with me, well at least for the minute....... this afternoon I will heading of in to town, need to get some more gems from the craft shop........ and maybe meet friends for a coffee, how civilized is that....... before I returned home this morning, I needed to go in to Bailey's Country Feed Store, to get a few bits for my horse, and came out with some Tea Pigs Tea Temples....... they are biodegradable tea bags, and the flavor is wait for it..... Rooibos Creme Caramel..... so will try one in a minute, will let you now what they are like...... anyhoo, I will be joining in with the fun over at attitudewithatcs. were the theme is to shape one side of your ATC, and my entry is below, well that's it for today, will speak again tomorrow God willing.........


Recipe for my ATC
2.5 by 3.5 White Base Card
Card has been covered with a design sheet by Raspberry Road Paper Stack
Berry Red Card Stock
X Cut Fancy Border Die
Turtle Digi Stamp by Bugaboo Stamps
X cut Dragon Fly Flourish 
Sentiment Computer Generated
Image Shaded With Spectrum Noir Pens 

My Teapig Temples

Friday, 26 July 2013

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge # Stitching Real or Faux........

Good afternoon All,
Hope you are all well.
Once again a bit of a mix bag weather wise today here in Cornwall , but at least there is a nice cool breeze....... up the yard as per usual this morning, rode walked the dogs and then had a coffee with the girls, lovely, then to my horror, noticed that the log cabin is opening........ now anybody who has been reading my blog, will know that they sell evil scones in there with clotted jam and cream......... and no matter how hard you try to walk past them, they beckon to you, like the mermaids on the rocks, and no matter how hard you try to escape you are mesmerized, until you are drawn to the counter to buy one or two......... once you have done that then and only then you are free to go....... so today I tentatively crept past the log cabin to get to my truck, my heart was pounding, phew made it, jumped in to my truck and drove off, will I be able to do the same tomorrow, we will see......... I have joined in with the fun over on craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge were the theme this is stitching real or faux and my entry is below.

Recipe for my Design,
C5 White Base Card, covered in a design sheet by Dreamees,
Black Stitched Artisan Paper
White Stitched Artisan Paper
Christmas Shoe Tree Digi Stamp from Pinterest 
Shaded using Spectrum Noir Pens

Thursday, 25 July 2013

52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown July Recipe...........

Good Morning Readers,
Well not long finished my third night shift, not back in again till Monday night....... so I will be trying to catch up with my blog and challenges, over the weekend......the weather today here in Cornwall, is a bit of a mixture, but still muggy, we had some really heavy rain last night, and I thought it might have made it a bit cooler, but it has not......but the gardens certainly needed it, everything was beginning to look very arid and dusty, but heyho, this morning I have joined in with the fun over on 52cct.blogspot and my design is below, well that's all from me today, as I can feel my eyelids starting to droop, so I think I might go and have forty winks...... will speak again tomorrow God willing.......

Recipe for my Design,
C5 Size White Base Card covered in,
Pink Snowflake design Sheet by Payper Box
Pink Candy Stripe Design Sheet by Payper Box
Silver Christmas Tree Peel Offs
Pink Christmas Tree by Maryfran of Dreamees
Sentiment also by Maryfran of Dreamees
Salmon Pink Satin Ribbon 

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Escape !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good Afternoon Readers,
Hope you are all well, the weather here in Cornwall at the mo is grey and overcast, but still very muggy, and no air........ at work it has been so hot and clammy, making us all feel drained...... on the bright side this is my last night shift tonight, till next week that is......... so I am afraid I have not done much on the crafting front, just made sure my DT commitments are up to date, however I was so pleased to see that I was in the top five over on 52cct.blogspot. and also over at houseofcardschallenge. so thank you ladies, and I am now showing of my badges........  I did have a little play around with a card today, using some printable clear vellum and the outcome is below, It is expressing the way I feel at the moment..........the freedom of the balloons embarking on to a new adventure, or being popped by a seagull of course................

Recipe for my Design.
Cream Base Card
Printable Vellum
Sky Image taken from the Webb,
Balloon Punch
Sentiment Computer Generated

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Fat-Tastic Tuesday Challenge # 7 Back To School........

Good Morning Readers,
Just a quickie this morning, as I am of to bed in a mo, just finished my night shift, and I can hear my bed calling, but before I go, I wanted to post my DT Card for fattastictuesday, which I am still thoroughly enjoying being a part of, they are such a fab team, and this week the sketch is back to school, so pop on over and join in with the fun, but beware these little critters are addictive, I am finding it difficult to make a C5 size card anymore..........so it's goodnight from me, and I will speak again tomorrow God willing. 

Recipe for my Design
4 by 4 White Base Card, covered in a design sheet by K&Co,
Ruler Boy Digi Stamp by Bugaboo
Gardening Twine
4 x Yellow Brads
Blue Cardstock,
Sentiment Computer Generated.
Shaded Using Spectrum Noir Pens

Monday, 22 July 2013

House of Cards Challenge Shabby Vintage.........

Good Afternoon Readers,
Have been away from my desk the last couple of day's, as my Mum was taken in to hospital late Friday night, with breathing problems, so myself and family have been going to the hospital, she has improved since being in there, and we are waiting on the results of a scan she had this morning, so fingers crossed all will be well and she can come home....... according to the paramedic, the weather we have had lately, has caused a lot of breathing problems with the elderly, as the air has been so hot and humid, so although it is lovely  to have the sun, we should also spare a thought for those who struggle with it, my hubbie suffers with Asthma, and has had to use his inhalers a lot more due to the heat, it must be awful to struggle to get your breath, so even though the sun is lovely, it is nice to have an overcast and much cooler day today, anyhoo enough of me, hope you all had a good weekend, and did lots of nice things, today I have managed to join in with the fun over at houseofcards, and I do need to make sure that I am up to date with my DT work, this afternoon, only back in to work tonight, so once again for the next three nights I will be a Night Walker, speak gain soon God willing.


Recipe for my Design
8 by 8 Scalloped Edged White Base Card,
Assorted Vintage Shabby Chic Papers by Debbie Moore Designs
Raspberry Red Vellum
X Cut Embossing Folder
Spellbinder Fancy Frame Die
X Cut Flourish Die
Vintage Little Girl by Pantheon Arts and Graphics

Friday, 19 July 2013

Done at Last !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good Evening Readers,

Well as promised, here it is the dreaded Wedding Card........ why is it so difficult to make a Wedding Card and make it personal, now Lola at work is getting married on Saturday, what could be so difficult as that, just the fact that I have been asked to make the card, so I have tried to make it as personal as possible, Lola is not a fussy girl, she is not what I would call a girlie girl, ( a bit like me actually) now listening to the weeks of planning she has been doing, I have managed to get some snippets of her dress, ie,  colour Champagne, only a bit darker....... Tiara is Apricot Diamante's, but she has had some customization done to the dress, she has added a Black Rose at the shoulder, to honor her Dad who is no longer with us......... so below is the Design I came up with hope she likes it....... will find out tomorrow.......

CASology Week # 53 Cool.........

Hello Again Readers,
This blog was supposed to be the one with the Wedding Card.....OOps, never mind, Wedding Card not done yet, but I thought before I star that, I would join in with the fun over on casology. the theme this week is COOL, which is rather apt for the weather we are having at the mo........

Recipe for my Design,
5 by 7 White Base Card
X Cut Embossing Folder Spots
Bugaboo Digi Stamp
Image Shaded using Spectrum Noir Pens
Sentiment Computer Generated.

Hello Baby...........

Good Morning Readers,
Well I am back at my desk........... been away a couple of day's work an all, well how you all liking this weather....... have you all melted yet, I know on occasions I have felt like I am, never satisfied, Oh well, going to do a few chores around the house, and then will do a bit of crafting this afternoon, need to make a Birthday Card and a Wedding Card, Birthday Card sorted, Wedding card a bit more difficult, I would like to try and design my card around the colour of the Bride's dress, which is Champagne and Black, will upload it when I have finished it........ anyhoo, onwards and upwards, took some pics this morning up at the yard, some of my boy, Ace of Spades, and some of the new arrival, so pull up a chair and have a peep....... speak again later today..........

Watcha doin Mum My Boy Ace of Spades 4

Smile Ace is a bit grumpy just told him I was riding him

Go away can't you see I'm catching a few Zzzzs after we had our ride, bless he needed a lie down. 

Spot the Foal

The Proud Mum

Queen Smarty Pants

Mum and Baby Chillin 

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Artistic Inspiration Challenge # 50 Pastel............

Good Morning Readers,
Just a quickie this morning, as I am off to bed in a mo, just finished my night shift, so without further ado, this is my DT entry for the challenge over on artisticinspirationschallenges. so why not pop on over and have a look, you may even want to join in with the fun.......... so night night and will speak again tomorrow
 God willing.....

Recipe for my Design,
5 by 5 White Base Card, Covered in a design sheet by Jenny Ellory, Parisian Dreams.
Mint Card Stock
Pale Pink Rose Buds,
Sentiment Computer Generated 
Digi Stamp by Stamp n Doodle
Shaded using Pastel Water Colour Pencils.
Spellbinder Fancy Round Die
X Cut Flourish Die

Monday, 15 July 2013

House of Cards Month # One Classic and Elegant................

Good Afternoon Readers,
Well I am glad to say it is a bit cooler here in Cornwall today......... it is so sad that we wait so long to see some sunshine, then we complain that it is to hot, will we ever be satisfied........ well it is Monday again...... I now i keep saying were does the time go, but were does it go, the schools break up at the end of the week, and when they go back we will be in September, and thinking about Christmas, and no doubt moaning about the weather....... anyhoo popped down my daughter Teresa's this morning, had a chat and a coffee, then popped in to see my mum, who is a bit under the weather at the mo, she has been told she needs to drink more, as she was dehydrated, so she has been guzzling juice one after the other, apparently, tea and coffee does not count....... so hopefully she will start to feel her old self again, and me I am back in to work tonight, so will once again be a night walker for the next three nights, today I have joined in with the fun over on houseofcardschallenge, were this week the theme is classic and elegant, my design is below. Sorry about the pic it is a bit skewwiff.


Recipe for my Design 7 by 6 White Base Card,
Covered in a Design sheet by Tattered Lace,
Sentiment also by Tattered Lace
Chocolate Brown Card Stock
X Cut Embossing Folder
Marriannes Flourish Die 
Perfect Petals by Crafters Companion
3 x Turquoise Gems