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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Cold Hands Warm Heart

Good Morning everyone from a cold and frosty Yorkshire!! it was -2 this morning when I woke up brrrr! thank heavens for central heating lol!! It's Tuesday again so that means it's time for another challenge over at 'Papertake Weekly' and we have something a little bit different for you this week. Dawny has still created a lovely sketch for you to follow, but if sketches are not your thing there are now three other choices for you to choose from....

  It's a sketch / take your pick combi

So you can either do the sketch (it's still a sketchie free for all so you can do any) or you can do one of  the following -

Colour challenge - blues and greens excluding skin and hair tones
Technique - masking, using 2 or more stamps
Product - ribbon or lace

You can also combine any / all if you want.

I have gone with just a sketch
Sketch #96

I have changed some of the elements around a little to fit in with what I wanted to do, I have used a lovely image from LOTV called Cold Hands Warm Heart I had such fun colouring this in with my inktense pencils, but went a bit over board with my liquid pearls... it looks like my little snow man and his lady friend are in a snow storm lol!! You can't see on the photo but I used black gems for their eyes and buttons it really stands out in real life.. lots of snow-tex and glamour dust, I was quiet sparkly myself when I had finished lol!!

A lovely Gift Voucher is up for grabs this week from
So do come along and join us this week, but first take a look at the main challenge blog
and see what my lovely teamies have been up too... 

Challenges Entered
LOTV - Merry Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Lets Get Sentimental

Well guys have a fabulous week and wrap up warm, take care...
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Sooo Girlie!!

Good morning everyone, ... brrrr I hate this wet and foggy weather, hope it's better where ever you are today.. well I have had a lovely time making my card this week for the challenge over at Papertake Weekly which is .... Soooo Girlie!!... as I wasn't feeling too good with my back I took refuge in my craft room and had a little play... I used one of LOTV's pre-coloured cute squares which I bought quiet some time ago and matched it up with the lovely Snow Princess papers the two worked so perfectly together, I glittered her all up with glamour dust, it's hard to capture with the camera ... She is so lovely, but sadly she has been retired now and is no longer available.

Card Recipe
Image - Pre-coloured squares LOTV
Sentiment - Set 75 Christmas Wishes LOTV
Papers - Snow Princess LOTV
Embellishments - Ribbon Girl, WOC
Snow Flakes - Joy 

LOTV - Merry Christmas

We are sponsored by the lovely Mary and Andrea over at the Ribbon Girl this week, so do come along and join in with us, it's such a lovely challenge, and you could win a £10 voucher from the girls... do pop along to the main challenge blog and see what my fabulous teamies have done, there are some gorgeous girlie makes you wont be disappointed!!

Thank you for all your lovely comments last week and welcome to my lovely new followers!! You all take care and have a fabulous week crafting, not long now to the big day... eek!! could do with some of Santa's elves right now lol!!

Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

All Our Dreams

Good morning everyone, hope you are all doing ok?... I somehow twisted my back this week-end and have been wobbling around like an old woman lol!! it's still not right yet but there isn't anything you can do but wait until it decides to ease up by itself..

Well it's Papertake Weekly Challenge today and Dawny would love to see two or four legs on your card or both, so I've gone with two and made this card for my little granddaughter Annelie... I think this is one of the sweetest images at LOTV don't you!...

I coloured the image with my ink tense pencils, they are so vibrant these pencils I love them!!...I've ruffed all the edges of the card and inked around the edges, I love the companion set from LOTV, it's the first time I've used it, there are so many lovely elements with it.. I really enjoyed playing and stamping lol!! I still need to colour the inside image but will do that before I post it..

Card Recipe
Image - All Our Dreams (LOTV)
Papers - Pastel Dreams - Mary Fran LOTV
Doily - A new Tonic Die - Rose Circle Doily (love it)
Stamping lines, sentiment tags and hearts etc - Babies Companion Stamps Set 40 LOTV (love it)
Pearl, flowers ribbon - Ribbon Girl, and WOC

Challenges Entered
Party Time Tuesday  - Anything Goes
Get Creative - Anything Goes - Option Stitching
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes

WoW!... We had over 400 entries last week on our anything goes challenge, how fabulous is that!! There were so many lovely entries ,.. and this week a special card was drawn by Mr.Linky, uncanny really as it was a remembrance card and today being the llth it seems quiet fitting that such a lovely card was chosen, as it was made to remember all the men and women that fought for us so long ago..... 

Do pop across to the main challenge and see the gorgeous creations my lovely teamies have for your inspiration this week .. and there is a lovely stamp to be won from Whiff OF Joy too!! 

You all take care, 
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

T'was The Night Before Christmas

Hi everyone, well are you all in the countdown to Christmas yet yeeks!! I can't believe it's less than eight weeks to the big day!! So right now I'm panicking (again lol!!) .. why do we do it to ourselves, when we have all year to get organised lol!!

My card today is for 'Papertake Weekly' Challenge, which this week is 'Anything Goes' with the option of Sparkle and Glitter..  I embossed the poinsettia and leaves with gold, I also gold embossed around the image, music sheet and sentiment.. even the stars were gold embossed!! The ribbon is also gold and really does sparkle.. I used Tim Holtz Distress marker pens to colour the image, and glittered everything with Stickles and Stardust.. also roughed the edges of the paper and card..

Card Recipe 
Image - LOTV - Fairy Lights
Papers - Memory Box - Mistletoe
Music sheet & Sentiment - LOTV
Poinsettia - Spellbinders
Leaves - Various dies
Ribbon and Pearls - My Stash

Challenges Entered
LOTV - Merry Christmas
The Ribbon Girl - A Christmas Card
Cute Card Thursday - Razzle Dazzle
Winter Wonderland - Pick & Mix (Poinsettia Flower, Pearls, Lace)
Holly Jolly Christmas - Bingo (Die Cut, 2 Designer Papers, Glitter)

We would love you to join in with us this week... the lovely girls Laila and Lisa over at LOTV are our sponsors, so a lovely gift voucher is up for grabs... also do pop along to the main challenge and see what the rest of the team have done, there are some lovely projects to give you plenty of ideas and inspiration!

I really do appreciate the time you take to pop on over and you always leave such lovely comments...
Hope you all have a fantastic week..
Take Care,
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

From All Of Us

Good morning everyone, it's a lovely day here in Yorkshire today when the sun is shining doesn't it make you feel better! Well another week has flown bye all too quickly, can you believe my little granddaughter is five weeks old already!!.. I  have my big nearly 15 years old granddaughter Candice with me this week as it's school holidays, she's come to visit some of her friends also she has a 60's birthday party at the week-end.. Wow! does that bring back memories with playing records and jiving in the school hall to the music of the 'Beatles',  Jerry and the Pacemakers etc... I remember going to see the Beatles at the Apollo in Ardwick, Manchester... not from the inside of course!! Mum couldn't afford to buy us a new pair of shoes.. never mind tickets to a concert lol!! I remember my friends and I standing in the freezing cold just waiting for a glimpse and every time some one moved at a window we would scream for dear life lol!! Oh! Happy Days lol!!

Enough rambling and on to this weeks challenge at 'Papertake Weekly' .. Dawny has created this lovely sketch which I have used or you can choose another sketch from our fabulous list of sketches which you can find here...  I have kept to the basic design but you can turn it around, flip it, remember sketches are only a guide to get you going, I love them as when Mr. Mojo isn't around it gives you a place to start....

I have used a pre-coloured cute square called Christmas Animals and I have stickled all the baubles on the tree, it's lovely and sparkly but as usual my photography isn't quiet right..  , I have lots of these cute squares and still find them so handy.. I can't find them on the website so I think they have been discontinued...


Card Recipe
Image - Cute Squares by LOTV 

Challenge Entered
LOTV - Anything Goes

We are sponsored by Simon Says Stamps this week so there is a lovely gift voucher to be won so do come and join us, you can get more inspiration on the main challenge blog and also some wonderful ideas from my lovely teamies... 

That's it for now take care...
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

I love You

Good morning everyone, had a lovely week-end but it all went to quickly lol!! I went to the 'Which Craft' Show at the Dome on Sunday with Debs, it was lovely and picked up some storage shelves from Inkylicious for my inks and bits and bobs... it's just deciding where to put it now, as I was greedy and bought the biggest one instead of the smaller one lol!! I might have to change it if I can't fit it in!!  Also bought some lovely stamps from LOTV,  and some paint brushes and ink and some more magnetic sheets for my dies..... I was a bit careful as I had bought some Tonic dies in the week on the internet! Can't wait to use these!!

Well it's time for another challenge over at 'Papertake Weekly' and this week the challenge is to make a card using Black and White + one other colour excluding skin and hair... I stamped a love sentiment onto black card and heat embossed it... I didn't quiet get it perfect but have run out of black card now so went with my first attempt.. will just have to keep practising lol!!  I've kept it quiet simple, I did put red pearls on at first but quiet like the simple touch for this one...  I do keep looking at it though and thinking should I put them back on lol!!  It was originally for my husband as it's our Anniversary on Friday '44' Years.. but it's a bit to girly for a man so I might give it to him to give to me as I quiet like it lol!!! and make him another one....

How can two photos taken under the same conditions look so different in colour!

I think I like the one with the pearls now lol!!... It does look lovely in real time, but I think Black and White with red always look fabulous together... I used a Cheery Lynn heart die and what a night mare it was too cut out... not entirely the dies fault as my cutting machine is getting a bit long in the tooth (a bit like me really lol!!) and I keep having to shim a lot of my dies now... that's another reason why I've run out of black card!... I embossed some white card with my cuttlebug swiss dots folder, I love this design it always looks so classy!!

We are sponsored by the lovely Mary and Andrea over at the Ribbon Girl this week, and that gorgeous red velvet ribbon was from them... so do take a look at there lovely site and blog:)

Challenges entered
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Allways Something Creative - Main Subject 'Text'
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Use A Sentiment
Crafting At The Week-End - Anything Goes

Well guys that's it for today, do pop across to the main challenge blog at 'Papertake Weeky' and see what lovely inspiration my teamies have for you, they always come up with some amazing ideas:)

Take Care,
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Super Fly at 'Papertake Weekly'

Good morning everyone, it's miserable here in Doncaster lots of rain lol!!.. I'm still in the middle of sorting my craft room.. I just can't find anything and it's so frustrating when you want to make a card by the time you have found what you want Mr. Mojo has gone out the door lol!! (fed up of waiting I expect lol!!) anyway I managed to put together this little card, I think it's so sweet... It fits in lovely with our latest challenge over at 'Papertake Weekly', which this week is 'Super Fly'... Dawny would love to see you use things with wings for example butterflies, planes bats anything at all as long as it has wings.... so I have chosen this lovely LOTV art pad image with a super cute snowman and lovely birds feeding from his little bird feeder..

I have also used one of LOTV sketches #17 to give me a starting point.

Products used
Image - LOTV Art Pad
Paper - LOTV Festive Trimmings and Up, Up & Away by Mary Fran
Snowflake Doily - Marianne
Big Snowflake - Not sure think its a Doo hickey, but can't find it at the moment 
already had this one cut out
Lots of Glitter using Glamour Dust

Challenges Entered
LOTV - Anything Goes

We are sponsored this week by Whiff of Joy Stamps so a lovely prize on offer!!
Do pop along to the main challenge blog and see what my wonderful teamies have for you this week.

I'm rushing now as I'm on work early today, so have a good one and take care, will try and get around to see what you have all been up too later....
Marjorie xx