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Saturday, 30 June 2012

ALLSORTS ~ In Bloom

Good Morning. Hope every one is well and not too wet from all the rain.
We've been fairly lucky here in Spalding, it's not been too bad this week.

It seems ages since I've sat down and done a post.
The last 6 or 7 were all scheduled as we were away in Cornwall until last Saturday
and I haven't really felt like crafting this week as I had a bit of a health worry.
But thankfully after an X ray everything is ok.

Anyway I'm back to normal (as normal as I get, LOL)

This week at ALLSORTS it's Helene who has set the fab theme of

IN BLOOM

I have used:
Magnolia ~ Ballerina Tilda
Raspberry road ~ Forever in our hearts (they have a half price sale on)
Tim Holtz ~ Butterflight
Cheery Lynn ~ Kiwi Spirit Doily & Elegant Butterfly
Memory Box ~ Butterfly Border
Marianne ~ English Rose
Pearls from stash

 Hope you can join this week.

I'd like to enter the following:
Bunny Zoe ~ Girls Girls Girls
Charisma Cards ~ Anything goes

BIGGEST of  HUGZ




Sunday, 24 June 2012

One Day to Go!!!

Hello!

Not long now !!!
Just thought I'd do a post showing all of my LOTV Sneak Peeks, 
Who knows it may help you decide which ones you really can't do without LOL

Posy Trio

Fun Birthday

Blooming Lovely

Bobbing on By

A Little Message

Sunny Days & Smiles
Thanks for looking
BIG HUGZ 

Saturday, 23 June 2012

ALLSORTS & another LOTV Sneak Peek

Good Morning,

This week at ALLSORTS Jo has set a great challenge,
ANY DIE WILL DO
Well you can imagine I was in my element LOL!

I have used another of the gorgeous "soon to be released" LOTV summer bears
and this one is called

SUNNY DAYS & SMILES
This stamp comes with a sentiment,
I have used :
Nitwit  ~ Crab Apple
Marianne ~ English Rose & Leaf
Cheery Lynn ~ Kiwi Doily
DooHickey ~ Peony Petal, Lovely Fence & Rose-Leaf
Memory Box ~ Clouds & Butterflies
Nestabilities ~ Labels 16

For a chance to win the FULL SET of 
stamps head over to our  
Facebook page for more information

Hope you can join us.
Thanks for looking
Big HUGZ


Friday, 22 June 2012

LOTV SNEAK PEEK ~ A LITTLE MESSAGE

Good Morning, hope you are all well..

I'm here again with another gorgeous  LOTV Sneak Peek,
These latest images are suitable for male and females.

They will be available on-line from the 25th June, 
make sure you keep checking the Inspirational Blog 
and the DT individual blogs daily for more Sneak Peeks!

Today I'd like to share this cute image

A LITTLE MESSAGE



 I have used:
LOTV ~ Grunge PostcardVintage Sentiments - Just to Say
Nitwits ~ Tour of London
Marianne ~ English Rose
Memory Box ~ Clouds
DooHickey~ Leaf

Thanks for looking,
Back again tomorrow with my ALLSORTS post & another sneak peek
BIG HUGZ


 

Thursday, 21 June 2012

LOTV SNEAK PEEK ~ BOBBING ON BY

Good Morning bloggers.
Hope you are all enjoying our sneak peeks, do you have a favourite yet?
I love them all!

I'm here again with another gorgeous  LOTV Sneak Peek,
These latest images are suitable for male and females.
I have done a card for a man today.

They will be available on-line from the 25th June, 
make sure you keep checking the Inspirational Blog 
and the DT individual blogs daily for more Sneak Peeks!

Today I'd like to share this relaxing image

BOBBING ON BY 


 I have used:
LOTV ~ Simply Sophisticated & Sentiment that comes with the stamp
Raspberry Road ~ Moments in Time
Memory Box ~ Dragonflies & Clouds
DooHickey ~ Cloud
SU ~ Corner Punch
Nestabilities ~ Scallop & Classic Circles

Thanks for looking,
Hope I have inspired you
BIG HUGZ


 

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

LOTV SNEAK PEEK ~ BLOOMING LOVELY

Good Morning,

Only Me! Back again with another gorgeous  LOTV Sneak Peek
I love these sweetest of images.
They will be available on-line from the 25th June, 
make sure you keep checking the Inspirational Blog 
and the DT individual blogs daily for more Sneak Peeks!

Today I'd like to share this fantastic image

BLOOMING LOVELY 

A close up of the sweet bookmark,
using one of the gorgeous images from the companion set.
 I have used:
LOTV ~ Vintage Sentiments ~ Just to Say
Nitwit ~ Tattered Frannies
 Nellie ~ Doily Circle
Die-Namics ~ Butterflies & Daisy Die
DooHickey ~ Swirl
Tim Holtz ~ DIs & Hardware Findings
SU ~ Tabs Punch

Thanks for looking,
Hope I have inspired you
BIG HUGZ


 

Monday, 18 June 2012

LOTV SNEAK PEEK ~ FUN BIRTHDAY

Good Morning,

I just LURVE being part of the fab LOTV design team.
I get to play with the gorgeous new images,
These will be available on-line from the 25th June, 
make sure you keep checking the Inspirational Blog 
and the DT individual blogs daily for more Sneak Peeks!

First up for me is this little beauty

FUN BIRTHDAY
The sentiment comes with the stamp :-)

I have used:
Nitwit ~ Thimbles
DooHickey ~ Peony Petals, Leaf, Swirly Butterfly & Hellebores
Nestabilities ~ Eyelet Square & Labels 16
Scrim, Brads & Button
Tim Holtz ~ DIs

Thanks for looking & pop back tomorrow for another sneak peek
BIG HUGZ



Sunday, 17 June 2012

Edwin with plane

Happy Father's day, and Happy Birthday to my lovely Hubby xxx
 The card I made for Darren's dad is in the post below, Mac bought a funny one for her Daddy.

My dad died 10 years ago, aged  75 . 
Five years earlier he had told me he was "ready to go" 
but said he wanted to wait until he saw me with a baby, 
then when Mackenzie was born he died the week after, 
I'm sure he did wait and I only have 1 photo of them together.

I have made this card for Darren's birthday, not sure if it's really suitable for a 47 year old LOL
But he loves plane & I thought this would remind him of his childhood.

I have used:
Magnolia ~ Edwin with Airplane
Raspberry Road ~ Glory Days
DooHickey ~ Star & Flag
Whimsey ~ Sentiment Stamps
Memory Box ~ Willow Dragonfly

Remember to pop back tomorrow, when I will start sharing my LOTV sneak peeks.
Thanks for looking
BIG HUGZ

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Sailing Boat

Good morning.

This week at ALLSORTS it's my lovely friend Nicola who has set the theme.
She like to see . . . 

PAPER PIECING

I made this for Darren's dad for Father's Day.
I have used:
Nitwit ~ Bear Boys Too
DooHickey ~ Cloud
Die-Namics ~ Clouds
Tim Holtz ~ DIs
Scrim from stash

Thanks for looking
BIG HUGZ



Friday, 15 June 2012

LOTV Blog Hop & An "Early" Sneak Peek


Welcome to the Lili of the Valley Designers Mini Hop!! 

We are all using the same stamp so you'll get different ideas on using the same image.  
Today we are showcasing . . . 

"Posy Trio" 

from Lili of the Valley's next release that goes on sale later this month.  
We have given you an extra sneaky peek 
(the DT starts with sneak peeks on the 18th on the
 Ideas to Inspire blog as well as their own blogs!)

This month we are sponsored by  

Wild Orchid Crafts 
 and
 Lili of the Valley 
and we have four prizes up for grabs dotted along the hop.

Here's my take on this gorgeous stamp set

I have also used:
Raspberry Road ~ Antebellum Digi papers
WOC ~ Flowers
DooHickey ~ Leaf
Marianne ~ Chinese Rose Leaf
Nestabilities ~ Butterflies
Tim Holtz ~ DIs to colour
Pearls, Scrim from Stash

To be in with a chance of one of the fab prizes please comments on the following DT

&
Fleur (ME )

Thank you so much for looking,
pop back tomorrow for my LOTV and ALLSORTS post

BIG HUGZ

 

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Summer Flower Tilda

Good afternoon,
A super-quick post today,
Had a  bit of time today to make a card,
I'd like to enter it over at TOMIC, who are celebrating their first anniversay, 
and have a fab theme of anything goes.
Also followed the sketch at Sketch Saturday ~ I did shift the flowers along so I hope it's acceptable.
 Sorry for the poor picture ~ was in such a rush to get it posted.

I have used:
Magnolia ~ Summer Flower Tilda
Raspberry road ~ Moments in time
Marianne ~ English Roses
DooHickey ~ Swirl & Leaf
Die-Namics ~ Butterflies
Tim Holtz ~ DIs
Pearls & Scrim from stash
Thanks for looking,
Will be back tomorrow with for the LOTV mini hop
and a surprise sneak peek 

Gotta go 
Bye for now
HUGZ 




Saturday, 9 June 2012

ALLSORTS ~ Photo Inspiration

Good Morning, Hope you are all keeping well
and hope you are staying safe in this wet & windy weather ~ isn't it horrid!!!

This week at ALLSORTS it's our lovely Emma's turn to set the theme and
  she'd like you to take inspiration from a photo...

Here's my take
 and here is the photo 

I have used:
Sarah Kay ~ Bathtime
Raspberry Road ~ Antebellum
LOTV ~ Vintage Sentiments ~ Occassions
Die-Namics ~ Butterflies
Marianne ~ English Rose
Nestabilities ~ Classic & Scallop Ovals
Coloured with Tim Holtz DIs
Pearls from stash

I'd like to enter the following:
Deep Ocean Challenge ~ Sewing
My Mum's Craft Shop ~ Bingo (flowers, Pearls & Die cuts)
Stampavie & More ~ For a Girl

Thanks for looking & for your lovely comments, 
I do read each & every one & I'm sorry if I don't always get round to 
commenting, but I do try and get round for a nosey.

BIG HUGZ



Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Time for a Cuppa

Good morning!
Hope you all enjoyed the Jubilee festivities, despite the British weather, 

I have an girly card to share today,

 I have used:
LOTV ~
Time for a cuppa
and a close-up of the tag, using
I have masked off the border to fit my tag better.
I have also used:
Nitwits ~ Affection Too
Nestabilities ~ Labels 16, Classic & Scallop Ovals
DooHickey ~ Swirl, Leaf, Tag
Go Kreate ~ Frilly #5
Tim Holtz ~ DIs, Chip Block & Tiny Tabs
Marianne ~ English Rose,
Cheery Lynn ~ Exotic Butterflies
SU ~ Tiny Tags
 Pearls & Charm from stash

Thanks for looking
BIG
HUGZ

Saturday, 2 June 2012

By the seaside.

Good morning bloggers,
A bit of a long post today, So please stay with me !

Hope you are all enjoying the Jubilee celebrations that are going on,
Yesterday they had a church service at Mackenzie's school, followed by a tea party.
Then later a display from each of the 6 decades of the Queen's reign.
Crikey the 70's & 80's brought back some fun memories.

At the end of the day each child in the school was presented with a souvenir poster,
It said 2012 in big letters, and it had the Olympics & Jubilee logos in the corners
But when you looked closely it was made up of small thumbprint photos 
of each child in the school over 360 in total ~ what an awesome keepsake!

I can't believe its June already, Better blow the cobwebs off my Christmas stamps LOL! 

Anyway it's my turn to host the challenge over at ALLSORTS this week,
so on a more summery note I'd like you all to join us...

BY THE SEASIDE

First of all here's my winner


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Powered by RANDOM.ORG
  
 Congratulations Sylvia-Anne
Please contact darrenandfleur@aol.com to arrange your prize.
  Here's my card
 I have used:
Magnolia ~ Ocean scene background, Rescue tower & 
Tilda offshore, all available here
DooHickey ~ Lovely fence, Cloud, Bunting, 
Swirl and Leaf, available here
Marianne ~ Chinese roses
Tim Holtz ~ DIs
Scrim, Pom Poms & Brads from stash

I'd like to enter the following:
Magnolia-licious ~ Water

Thanks for looking & I hope you can join us.

Before I go make sure you pop over to the LOTV online store
They are having a Jubilee Weekend celebration!
 There are some great offers on the website
 Go on..... You know you want to!!!

HUGZ 





Friday, 1 June 2012

Fab Jubilee offers @ LOTV


Good evening,

This weekend, make sure you get yourselves over to LOTV
They are having a Jubilee Weekend celebration!
 There are some great offers on the website

 Go on..... You know you want to!!!

HUGZ