Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Simply Christmas

Evening peeps

I had a day off today and I still woke up at 6 this morning, I'm so tired but I don't seem to be able to sleep much at the moment.  At least I managed to get out of the house earlier today.


Anyway, I fancied making a Christmas card tonight to add to my stash.  Materials used are:

Blue card stock
Kraft card stock
White card stock
Crafters Companion embossing folder
M & C Boutique Stitched Circle die set
Heartfelt Creations Arianna Lace die set
Spellbinders Holiday Sentiments die set
Pearl Snowflake
Pearl brads


I am entering this card into the following challenges:

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Favourite Christmas Colour Combination
ABC Christmas Challenge - K For Keep It Simple
A Snowflake Promise - Anything Goes

That's all for now.

Teresa
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Birthday Panda

Evening peeps

Just a quick post tonight, I have had a tough couple of days at work and I didn't sleep very well last night, so I need to get myself to bed.


The digital stamp on this card is called The Most Adorable Panda from The Paper Shelter and it has been coloured using Copics and ProMarkers.


Other materials used are:

White card stock
Black card stock
Happy Birthday background stamp
Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
Tim Holtz Mowed Lawn Distress ink pad
Your Next Stamp Stitched Border die
M & C Boutique Stitched Circle die set
Signature Dies Starry Night Edger die
Green buttons


I am entering this card into the following challenges:

The Male Room - Stars
Seize The Birthday - Animals
The Paper Shelter - Stitching
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - Use A Background Stamp
Sketch Challenge 333 #mftstamps
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Happy Birthday
Always Fun Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Black And White + 1 Other Colour
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog - Our Furry Friends
Let's Craft And Create - Make Your Own Background
Creative Craft Cottage - Include An Animal
The Ribbon Girl Blog - Use Any Image
The Crazy Challenge - Birthday
Not Just Cards Challenges - One For The Boys
Scrap 'n' Challenge - Make Your Own Background

That's all for now.

Teresa
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Saturday, 20 May 2017

Monochrome Wedding

Evening peeps

It's been a bit of a nightmare day with my stress levels.  I found out yesterday that I will be working with a new Section Leader and as much as I am trying to stay positive, I know we will clash.  The more and more it keeps going round in my head, the more I'm stress levels are rising.  I think a few ground rules will need to be put into place.


Anyway, I have gone with a Wedding card tonight.  The digital stamp is from Lemon Shortbread and it has been coloured using Copics and ProMarkers.


Other materials used are:

White card stock
Cream card stock
Cream Pearl card stock
Spellbinders Hearts embossing folder
Tonic Mr & Mrs Affections Insert die set
Spellbinders Marisa's Bouquet die set
Diamondpress Tags die set
Die'sire Wedding Day die
Ribbon
Gold pearls
Cream button


I am entering this card into the following challenges:

The Crazy Challenge - Monochrome
Use Your Stuff - Metallics
Tuesday Throwdown - Texture
Die Cuttin Divas - All About Tags
4 Crafty Chicks - Wedding
Hanna And Friends - Let's Celebrate
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Monochrome
Unicorn Challenge Blog - Special Occasions
Get Creative Challenges - Use Buttons And Bows

That's all for now.

Teresa
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Friday, 19 May 2017

Storytime

Evening peeps

That has been a very long and tiring week at work.  We had a Directors visit yesterday, so all of the management team had their day off cancelled and many of us worked long hours to get the shop ready.  I'm glad we don't have these visits that often.


Anyway, I haven't had much time this week for crafting, so it's been nice to sit down tonight and make this card.  The digital stamp is called Fairies Storytime from Di's Digi Stamps and it has been coloured using Copics and ProMarkers.


Other materials used are:

White card stock
Digital patterned papers
Tonic Circle Layering die set
Crealies Set Of 3 Flowers No. 23 die set
Spellbinders Marisa's Bouquet die set
Signature Collection Flit And Flutter die set
Tattered Lace Family Sentiments die set
Memento London Fog ink pad
Memento Bahama Blue ink pad
Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter pen
Pearls


I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Digi Design Challenge Blog - Fold It Fancy
Cupcake Inspirations - Photo Inspiration
Come And Get It Challenges - Happy Mother's Day
Glitter 'n' Sparkle Challenge Blog - One For The Ladies
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Pastel Colours
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Add Flowers
Crafting By Designs - You're So Special
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog - A Bit Of Sparkle
Star In My Pocket - Make It For Mum
Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges - Ladies
Fussy And Fancy Friday Challenge - Pink, Pearls & Posies
QKR Stampede - Things With Wings
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Cut It Up - Fun Folds
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Double D Challenges - Flowers Galore
Oddball Art Stamps - Mother Love

That's all for now.

Teresa
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Monday, 15 May 2017

Together Forever

Afternoon

I have had such a busy few days and the rest of the week is set to be the same.  Saturday I went to the Create It Craft Show in the Kent Show Ground which was a fantastic day out.  To top it off, it's only round the corner from where I live, so no long journey home for me.


Then this week, we have a major visit at work on Thursday, so everyone has had their day off changed.  I should have been off tomorrow, but now I have to wait until Friday, it's going to be a long week.


Anyway, I have just about managed to make a quick card this morning before I go to work.  The digital stamp is called Always Together from The Paper Shelter and I have coloured it using Copics and ProMarkers.


Other materials used are:

White card stock
Pink Centura Pearl card stock
Crafters Companion embossing folder
M & C Boutique Stitched Circles die set
Xcut Someone Special die set
Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen
Glossy Accents
Gemstones

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

CAS-ual Fridays - Pick 6
The Paper Shelter - Love Is In The Air
Sketch Challenge 332 #mftstamps
Crafty Gals Corner - Bling
Crafting By Designs - Fantasy
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog - Embossing
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog - Cute
Always Fun Challenges - Dry Embossing
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
In The Pink - Razzle Dazzle
Cardz 4 Galz - Add Some Texture
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge Blog - E For Enchanted Creatures
Do-Al(I) Kreatives - Let Your Hearts Speak
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Fantasy
Pile It On - Animal
Create And Inspire - Anything Goes
Sparkles Monthly Challenges - Four Or More Legs

That's all for now.

Teresa
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Thursday, 11 May 2017

New Beginning Blooms

Evening peeps

It feels like I have been making this card all day and I'm still not sure if I like it.  It's for another colleague who is leaving the company at the end of next week.  We seem to be losing loads of people at the moment.


Anyway, I have used two digital stamps from Meljen's Designs to make the flowers which have been coloured using Copics.


Other materials used are:

White card stock
Digital patterned papers
Adirondack Earthtones Espresso ink pad
Spellbinders Draping Vines Elements die set
Spellbinders Marisa's Bouquet die set
Signature Collection Flit And Flutter die set
Fine Line pen
Pearls


I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Your Next Stamp - Sketch And Colour Inspiration
 
CCC Digi Creations - Use Pearls
Kort 'o' Mania - Layer Upon Layer
Cup It Up - Wings
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog - Going Dotty
Cute Card Thursday - Dies
Fairy Tale Challenge Blog - Sentiment In Focus
Moving Along With The Times - Butterflies
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Flowers
Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog - Things With Wings
The Diva's That Cut Paper - May Flowers
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Crafty Purple Frog - Fabulously Floral

That's all for now.

Teresa
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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Vintage Elegance

Evening peeps

I have only just got home after a busy evening at work.  I haven't stopped so this will be a quick post before I fall asleep at the computer.


I made this quick card this morning before I went to work.  The digital stamp is called English Lady from Star Stampz and it has been coloured using Copics and ProMarkers.


Other materials used are:

White card stock
Xcut Someone Special die set
Crystal Glamour Dust glitter


I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Star In My Pocket - Soft Pastels

Color Throwdown - Colour Inspiration

Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Passion For ProMarkers - Bingo (Square Card, Bling, Text)
Addicted To Stamps And More - Anything Goes
Mod Squad Challenge - Let's Colour
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Through The Purple Haze Challenges - Glitter
Crafty Cardmakers - Add A Sentiment

That's all for now.

Teresa
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Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Elegance

Morning peeps

My poor brother, he had to rush his dog up to the vet on Sunday because he really wasn't very well.  They kept him in overnight on a drip and run tests yesterday.  It hasn't been good news, the dog has swallowed what they think is a golf ball, so he has had an operation to remove it, but the coating on the ball has poisoned him.  My brother has been told to expect the worse.  What makes it worse is he doesn't know how the ball landed up in the garden, it's so sad.


Anyway, my card today has been made using a digital stamp called The Lady from The Paper Shelter and it has been coloured using Copics and ProMarkers.


Other materials used are:

White card stock
Digital patterned paper
Die'sire Scallop Loop Edge die
Tattered Lace Family Sentiments die set
Yellow ribbon
Dazzler


I am entering this card into the following challenges:

The Paper Shelter - Flowers
QKR Stampede - Feminine Cards
Cards In Envy - Motherly Love
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Blooms & Bows
Ooh La La Creations - Something Beginning With B (Blue, Bow)
The Ribbon Girl Blog - Anything Goes
Angie's Digital Stamps - Anything Goes
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes
Daisy Chain Challenges - Anything Goes
Craft For The Craic - Anything Goes
Paradise Of Stamps - For Someone Special
Great Impressions - Feminine
Dare 2 B Artzy - Girly

That's all for now.

Teresa
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Sunday, 7 May 2017

My Little Notebook

Evening peeps

I have at last, managed to get the paperwork and folders sort for work.  I had to same an hour later without getting paid to do it, but I now feel a lot more settled.  And of course, I can't have a plain notebook so I have decorated it today.


The digital stamp I have used is called Roses Girl Beehive from Lemon Shortbread and it has been coloured using Copics and ProMarkers.


Other materials used are:

White card stock
Black card stock
Gold Centura Pearl card stock
White Centura Pearl card stock
Crafters Companion embossing folder
Xcut Lattice embossing folder
M & C Boutique Stitiched Circles die set
Signature Collection Grand Floral die set
Black flower
Black mirco beads


I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Passion For ProMarkers - Make It Bloom
Addicted To Stamps And More - Photo Inspiration
Scrapy Land - Anything goes
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage - 3 Of A Kind
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge - Anything Goes

That's all for now.

Teresa
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Thursday, 4 May 2017

Live Your Own Fairy Tale

Evening peeps

I am in the middle of laying turf down in my front garden at the moment.  My 69 year old father is doing it for me and can only do a little bit at a time on my days off.  Imagine my horror, when I received a letter today from my housing association giving me a 14 day notice to remove the dirt.  I had steam coming from my ears as I rang them to explain the re-turfing and stress that I was paying for it to be done out of my own pocket because I wanted a nice garden.

I think it's unbelievable the way this company conducts business.  We have been badly in need of new windows and doors for the last 10 years, but all they have done is send in contractors to paint them again and to top it off, the contractors left their rubbish in my front garden.  In the 16 years I have been here, they have only paid for a new kitchen and fence.  I got so fed up with the state of the bathroom that I paid out myself to have it replaced.  If I could afford to move out, I would.


Anyway, enough of my moaning.  I have made a quick 1 layer card tonight.  The digital stamp is called Winnie Wonderland Horse from Polkadoodles and it has been coloured using Copics and ProMarkers.


Other materials used are:

White card stock
Memento Bahama Blue ink pad
Crealies Set Of 3 Flowers No. 23
Green ribbon
Gemstone


I am entering this card into the following challenges:

QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Morgan's Art World m- Anything Goes
Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Cupcake Inspirations - Photo Inspiration
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - Lovely Ladies
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog - A Hint Of Pink
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Art Impressions Blog - One Layer Ladies
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes
Craft Rocket Challenges - Fantasy
Craftaholics R Us - Spring Colours
SheepSki Designs Challenges - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes

That's all for now.

Teresa
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Tuesday, 2 May 2017

A Christmas Carol

Evening peeps

I have had a bit of a melt down at work today, the first one since stepping back up to Section Leader.  The problem is that I like to be organised with folders of rotas, figures and results and at the moment I haven't had the time to set anything up.  The one thing I can't handle to the feeling of being dis-organised.


Anyway, I have gone with a Christmas card tonight.  The digital stamp is called Merry Snowmen from Di's Digi Stamps and it has been coloured using Copics and ProMarkers.


Other materials used are:

White card stock
Kraft card stock
Blue Centura Pearl card stock
Double sided Adhesive sheet
Crafters Companion Seasonal Music embossing folder
Pink & Main Scallop Waves die set
Poppy Stamps Elegant Musical Staff die
Adirondack Earthtones Espresso ink pad
Crystal Glamour Dust glitter

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crimbo Crackers - Kraft Card
Cut It Up - Music
Crafting By Designs - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Inspired By A Book (A Christmas Carol)
Digi Design Challenge Blog - Use Something Digital
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Add Some Sparkle
The 12 Months Of Christmas - Anything Goes
Color Inspiration Monday - Anything Goes

That's all for now.

Teresa
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Monday, 1 May 2017

New Beginnings

Evening peeps

I managed to get the rest of my ironing done today, I didn't realise how much work uniform I had until it was all hanging in the wardrobe, and I've order more as well.  It just shows how you forget what is at the bottom of the ironing basket.


Anyway, I have made a clean and simple card tonight for a colleague that is leaving to move closer to her son.  The digital stamp is called Aida Gonna Miss You from Tiddly Inks and it has been coloured using Copics.


Other materials used are:

White card stock
Digital patterned paper
Your Next Stamp Stitched Border die
Pink Sequins


I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Tiddly Inks Challenge - Road Trip
CAS-ual Fridays - Pink, Navy And White
Sketch Challenge 330 #mftstamps
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Clean And Simple
Your Scrapbook Place - Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes
House Of Cards - Add Sequins

That's all for now.

Teresa
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