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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Jolly Holidays

Good morning everyone, sorry I haven't posted for a while, but have been busy with house hunting with Debs, Still can't get used to the idea she will be moving. Selling and moving location and job are so stressful but everything is falling into place and the sale will be through by 9th August, she is still waiting to here whether she has secured one of the houses we have visited, but they are a dragging there heels a bit, if she can't find anywhere she is going to store her furniture for a while.  The hospital she is moving to has accommodation for staff that are in transit so her and Candice will rent an apartment for a few weeks, we are going on holiday the middle of August too, it has been booked since before she got her new job, so as you can imagine we are all a little stressed at the moment lol!! .. anyway its Tuesday already and time for another challenge over at 'Papertake Weekly' and this week its a nice easy one 'Jolly Holidays'... you can interpret this any way you like I was going to do one ready for our Summer Holidays but my printer is acting up at the moment and the image I wanted to use is a digi!! so I went with a Christmas Theme, and I now have another Christmas card made yayhhh!!!.

Now these little bears look as though they are ready for there Jolly Holidays, don't you think lol!! I've used one of the older ready coloured toppers from LOTV called Christmas Animals.  I have lots of these and really must use them up and make some cards, they are so cute!  The lovely papers are from the Woodland Wishes and Simple Joys paper pads by Mary Fran at LOTV, and I have distressed them and inked them up with Vintage Photo distress ink by Tim Holtz.  I've used two sentiments from the Christmas Sentiment Tags also from LOTV, and the big Merry Christmas is again from Avalon Esoterics which I purchased from a craft show a couple of months back. I've used a Marianne Snowflake doily die and a small slender firs die from Magnolia.  I've glittered everything up with Stardust Stickles and Glamour Dust and white pearls, it looks better in real life than my pants photos lol!!

Challenges Entered

We are sponsored this week by the lovely Liz from 'Buttons for Brains' so do come along and join in with us.

That's it for now guys, I'm at the hospital with Mum this morning she has to have a few blood tests, but they say it's nothing to worry about, but you always do don't you... I'm going to schedule this post as I'm on work this afternoon too!!

Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Stars And Stripes

Good morning, well here we are well into the second week of July, hope all the girls in the USA had a fabulous 4th July!! I bet there were lots of fire works and party's going on over the week-end!... We had our own celebrations here in Yorkshire this week-end, what a fabulous turn out it was for the Tour De France!! It brought back so many memories for me and my hubby as David and Steven used to do all the cycle race's in South Africa, they were both very big into cycling!!  My South African followers would know the well known 'Die Burger' cycle run, 'The Argus -PicknPay Rotary cycle tour, 'False Bay Round Table' Cape Point cycle tour just to name a few!! these were all back in the late eighty's and ninety's... It's a fabulous feeling of pride to be part of such an amazing event, and Yorkshire really did the tour proud... 'Well Done Yorkshire'!! We mustn't forget to mention Lewis Hamilton too, what a fabulous win for this great racing driver!!!

Having said all that I had better get on to my card for today which is for this weeks 'Papertake Weekly' Challenge.  The theme for this week is 'Stars and Stripes'...


Products used
Image - Woodware -'Yet to Come'
Papers - Basic Grey - Oxford
Stars - Memory Box Die
Road - Spellbinders
Bicycle - Cut out - Avalon Esoterics

Challenges Entered
Cute Card Thursday - Reach for the stars
Seize the Birthday - Stars or Stripes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Stars or Stripes or Both
Creative Card Crew - Masculine
Deep Ocean Challenge - Add A Sentiment

Hope you like my card this week, it's one of the quickest cards I have ever made, it just came together so easy!! Do hope you will join us this week, we have a lovely prize too from the lovely Katharina from Whiff Of Joy stamps...

That's it from me for another day, but please pop along to the 'Papertake' challenge blog and see what my lovely teamies have made..
I would just also like to say 'Thank You' for all my lovely hugs last week lol!! and also a big 'Hello' to my new followers:)..
Take Care,
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Christmas in July

Good morning everyone, Time for another challenge over at 'Papertake Weekly' and being the first of the month it's Anything Goes with the option of Christmas.. it's only an option though, I promise myself every year to start early for Christmas so this is the ideal opportunity, so here is my first Christmas Card for this year.  LOTV are our sponsors this week so I have used an image from one of the pre-coloured art pads 'Festive Foliage'.  I love the colours in this image and have embellished it with some gorgeous deep red velvet lace from the Ribbon Girl, I should of ordered more of this as I think it's going to become a favourite on my cards!.. After taking thousands of photo's this is the best one I could come up with, but it still doesn't show the true colours of the card, they all match so beautifully, right down to the pearls which you can't see very well... I made the poinsettia from a Spellbinders die and the foliage is a Marianne holly die, also the papers are by Marianne too.. I love this Christmas pad!

Challenge Entered
Christmas Card Challenges - #31 Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Lets Get Sentimental

Our sponsors this week are LOTV and are offering a £10 voucher to the winner, so do join us this week, we would love to see your fabulous cards, also do pop across and see what my fabulous teamies and guest designers have made.

That's it from me for today but before I go I must just tell you this, all the challenges I entered on my last card, except for one, I forgot to link up lol!! There is still time to link some of them up so that's what I'm going to do when I get home from work later lol!!  I don't know what's wrong with me at the moment lol!!

You all take care...
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Bang The Drum

Hi everyone, hope you have all had a great week, hasn't the weather been beautiful... how time flies it's Tuesday already and time for another challenge over at 'Papertake Weekly' and being the last one of the month it's ' A Sketchy Free For All' ... You can use the new one that Dawny has provided or you can choose any of the other sketches  here... I have used the new one it was a lovely sketch to work with and my card came together so easily.. I do love sketches...

I've left the inside blank so the girls can sign it too..


I have made this card for my managers little boy who will be one next month.  Isn't this image gorgeous and just right for a one year old lol!  I coloured him with my inktense pencils, I know I keep saying this but these pencils are so lovely to use, when I wet them and they magically turn into these fabulous vibrant colours I feel like a kid again lol!!, do you remember the old painting books where you just had to add water and the colour came through, they remind me of them lol!!  I embossed the no.1 and the sentiment with blue embossing powder, wow this stuff gets every where doesn't it lol!! added ribbon and some stars and that was it.. done! I think I've gone a bit skew with my insert only noticed it when taking photos, how annoying, I hate things that are not straight, but no time to make another now....every time I look at it now I see it more and more, it wont move as it's stuck down pretty good lol!!

Our sponsor this week is the fabulous Simon Says Stamp company so do come along and join us.. you can also see the fabulous cards the rest of the team have made for you this week.

Products Used
Image - LOTV - 'Bang The Drum'
Papers - LOTV - Candles and Cake by Mary Fran
Sentiment - LOTV - Set 9 Mixed Circular Stamps
Star - Memory Box Die
Everything else my stash

Challenges Entered
Bunny Zoe's - Layers
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Dots and/or Stripes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes
A Gem of A Challenge - For A Child/Baby

That's it from me for today, as it's Tuesday I'm off too work soon, have a lovely day where ever you are and take care...
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx 

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Lace And Pearls

Good morning everyone, did you have a good Fathers Day, we had a bbq and toasted David with a nice glass of wine, he was thoroughly spoilt by all his girls lol!! The weather is very unsettled again here in Yorkshire, looks like we could be in for another down pour!...hope it's sunny where you are... well being Tuesday it's time for another lovely challenge at 'Papertake Weekly' and Dawny would love to see some Lace/ Pearls or both on your card. My friends daughter is turning 30 soon and loves her dogs, but also loves handbags and shoes!! so I turned to this lovely image again from LOTV, I do love this stamp and it's a breeze to colour....  I used my Inktense pencils again.. I am loving them!!

On the inside

I'm not too sure about the numbers on this card, I think they are too big, but too late to change it now as I used Incredibly Tacky Glue and it really sticks lol!!... anyway I embossed them and the corner embellishment with shabby pink embossing powder by Stampendous.  I added lace and string pearls I did want to put more pearls on the inside, but have run out of them... Oh! dear! I'll have to go shopping again lol!!..  Sorry about the photo's I still haven't quiet got the light right yet lol!!

What I used
Image - 'Handbags' - LOTV
Sentiment - 'Quotables' - LOTV
Stamped Butterfly - 'Grunge Elements' - LOTV
Lace - Craft Show
Pearl String - Ribbon Girl

Challenges Entered
Love to Create - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - For A Girl

Our sponsor this week is the lovely Mary and Andrea at the Ribbon Girl, who is giving the winner a lovely gift voucher, so get rummaging and find all those lovely pearls and lace and come and join us!!

That's it from me today, hope you all have a good week, I would just like to say a big welcome to my lovely new followers, until next time, take care....
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

For The Boys

Hello everyone, hope you have all had a great week. Mine was quiet busy as usual lol!! Debs and I was going to go to 'Stamp Magic' on Sunday, but before we knew it the day had flown and it was too late in the afternoon to go :(... never mind it gives us more pennies to spend at the next one lol!!

Wow! It's Tuesday already and it's time for another challenge over at 'Papertake Weekly' and the theme this week is 'For The Boys'.  My card today is for my younger brother who has just turned 60.. bless:).. He has always been a lover of the American Indian culture, and I saw this image ages ago and thought it would be great for Ken's 60th, because he is the big chief now lol!!!  the company that produced this image is no longer online so I am so glad I got it when I did.

I have coloured this lovely chief with my Tim Holtz distress inks. His face is coloured with Derwent colour soft pencils, it's the first time I've used them and had to go on the internet to get some tips, as I wasn't quiet sure how you blended them.. I am really pleased how it turned out and my brother loved it.. I struggled to find embellishments so made the little wigwam my self.  The back ground papers I have had for years and the strip down the middle is LOTV - 'Father Knows Best' paper pack. The numbers were plain chipboard which I embossed with gold embossing powder. I die cut the corner and the happy birthday and embossed them too.  The sentiment is from LOTV scroll sentiments.. I use this such a lot. The ribbon is from 'The Ribbon Girl'

Challenges Entered

Simon Says - Fathers Day/Man or Boy Card
Country View Challenges - Only Men Allowed
Bearly Mine - One For The Boys
Allways Something Creative - Men/Male
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Challenge#66 Embossing

If you get a chance do pop across to 'Papertake Weekly' and see what my lovely teamies have done.  Hope you all have a great day on Sunday as it is 'Fathers Day', my own Dad passed away 15 years ago, he would of loved this card too as my brother and him had very similar tastes.  I know my hubby will be thoroughly spoilt by my Mum, Debs and Candice and of course Me lol!!! He will also get a lovely Skype call from Steven, Nicole and Liam from Germany....
Talking about being spoilt, I won Sharons lovely blog candy.  Aren't I a lucky lady!! 
Enjoy everyone :o) 
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Water Lily

Hi everyone, I have some fabulous news to share with you today... Dawny at Papertake Weekly has asked if I would like to join them as part of the team!! I'm fit to burst at the moment lol!! as I'm so thrilled, I have been walking around with a smile on my face all week lol!! ...  Yayhh!! I'm a papertake girly lol!!!  So on with the show lol!!  being the first Tuesday of the month, It's Anything Goes at 'Papertake Weekly' with an option to make something that reminds you of Summer or has a Summery Theme... and that fits in with this lovely fairy stamp that Debs bought me for my birthday, what could be more Summery than this little fairy lol!!! I think she is waiting for the sun to come out from behind those clouds lol!! After I had stuck them down, I realized I should really have had the sun shining brightly... but she looks like she's having a wonderful time sat there on her little Lily pad lol!! I made three versions of this card and just couldn't seem to get it right, but finally decided on this design, I wanted to make her centre of attraction, and I think she steals the show don't you lol!!! I used my inktense pencils to colour her.

What I used
Image LOTV 'Water Lily'
Colouring Medium - Inktense Pencils
Papers - LOTV - 'Shabby Shack' by Raspberry Road
Dies - Marianne, Joy
Other - Glossy Accents (glasses) Stickles Stardust 
Pearls and ribbon my stash

Challenges Entered
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
A Creative Romance - Girly Cards
Cute Card Thursday - Blues and Hues
Stampin' for the Weekend - For the Girls
Sweet Pea Stampers - Things with Wings
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Crafting At The Weekend - Anything Goes
Lauralcraft - Challenge 6 - Anything with Wings
My Mums Craft Shop - Ink It Up

This is a lovely challenge so why don't you join us as there is a fabulous prize to be won  from 'LOTV' now who could resist that!!!.. also you have to see what fabulous inspiration the girls have for you!!
Well that's it from me for now, I'm just off to work so until next time, take care...
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx