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Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Blue & White Colour Combo Challenge

Whoosh!!!! Another fortnight has flown by...I don't even want to think about what's around the starts with a B and the other C!!!!

Welcome back for some more fun!!!  Hope you can play along as we've got another great challenge for you! It's fabtastic to see so many of you creating with us...keep them coming! To see if you were one of the winners of our Get Krafty challenge make sure you pop over to the Challenge Blog.

This week's challenge is Blue & White Colour might be hard pressed to find blue in my card so put your glasses on and look real close lol.

Can you see the blue lol??? I've used Snowman Chorus from the Snowman Delight Collection and my fabtastic new Memory Box window die. I've been desperate to use it and although I'm pleased with the way it's turned out I think there's something missing like rolling hills behind the snowmen. I was a bit pressed for time but I won't bore you with all that...yet lol

Yup...there's the blue ;-D

Nicole, Coen and I were in Ikea recently (you gotta just love that store) and as we got to the checkout there were loads of wire baskets filled with stuffed animals. Nic put Coen in with the elephants and as you can see he had a great time and was well looked after lol.

I took this when we were out for a walk in Rouken Glen park. I used to take Rocky and Ruby there but Rocky would get a bit excited when he saw children running, riding their scooters or kicking a ball and would chase them thinking they wanted to play. After a couple of unpleasant incidences I decided to find somewhere else to walk them.

I hadn't been there in long time and it was great to be back. They have a lovely cafe that sits across from a huge pond and has been taken over by new owners ... the coffee is just perfect!

Coen is officially 6 months old and has TWO bottom teeth!!!!

I've got a lot on this week so I'll love you and leave you. Apologies for not commenting but I hope to get back to normal next week.

Thanks for stopping by

Catch ya later

ps ... Don't forget about my Birfday candy...leave a comment at the top for a chance to win 50 crafty things from my stash. I've got a nice little pile growing for one lucky commentor ;-D

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Get Krafty Midway Reminder

Apologies for being tardy...I've had a busy old time since I last posted. Three (yup THREE) overnights with my handsome grandson and trying to make cards for a craft fair I took a table at on December 1st. Of course with Coen is around everything gets dropped so I'm forever playing catch up. Of course it's worth it but I wish I could find another 6 hours in a day!

My card was made in sure was...just couldn't find the time to post it ;-D

I've used one of my favourite images from the Floral Delight digi Collection called Home Tweet Home. I printed it on PTI cs and coloured it with my Copics then added clouds with a diecut, blue inkpad and sponge. I LOVE making clouds :-D I embossed the whole card blank with an A4 Embossalicious embossing folder ....I love these folders as well as the 6 x 6 size and 8 x 8. As long as I can emboss a whole card I'm happy :-D

You can see how the whole card is it!

I'm going to tell you something now that might just shock you....Coen will be 6 months old on Sunday!!! I did that happen??? I took these pictures at the weekend....

Isn't he just cute! Rocky loves Coen and was quite happy to have him perched on his neck...under the watchful eye of his grandpa of course.

I think that's all from me...don't forget about my birfday candy above.  Grab the banner and spread the news. All you need to do is leave a little ol' comment in the post and you could win 50 crafty things from my stash!!!!

Thanks for stopping by

Catch ya later x

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Get Krafty

We've another fabulicious challenge for you this fortnight but before I give you the details I want to thank everyone who entered our Photo Inspiration challenge. All the entries were stunning and the winners picked at random. If you want to see if you were one of the winners head on over to the Challenge Blog :-D

The challenge this week is one of my favourites....Get Krafty-Use Kraft Cardstock...brought to you by our Sally.

I ADORE kraft all time favourite is from Papertrey Ink. It's the perfect shade of kraft...not too light...not too dark and a great weight. The only downside is PTI charge a fortune to send their products to the UK. When I have friends or family coming to visit I always place an order for them to bring over ... where there's a will there's a way ;-D

I've used the rather gorgeous Hilary from the Skinny Malinky collection for my card. I just love these gals...they're such fun.

I am notoriously late with my cards. In fact I've still got baby cards to make from JULY!!! Hopefully I'll get them done for before they go to school lol. This belated card is only a few weeks late ;-D

I saw this LO on Jen's blog....I love her cards and we've been lucky enough to have her as a GD on a couple of occasions :-D

I printed, coloured and cut Hilary out (don't look too close!) I embossed the bottom piece of kraft cs with an 6 x 6 Embossalicious embossing folder I picked up at the Range at the weekend. I love that I can now cover a whole card with embossing instead of a small section. The folders also come as A4 and 8 x 8...perfect! I wrapped some twine around the embossed piece of cs before adding a button. On reflection I wish I'd moved the button to the right just a tad but I'd stuck it down with my hot glue gun before I realized hmph!

You can't see it but I added WOS to Hilary's earrings, band of her hat, bow on her dress, shoes and heart on her bag. IRL the twinkle is spectacular! I notice I've forgotten to add the Swarovski crystal between the loops of her bow so will do that before I send it.

I'll add the sentiment on the inside later :-D

Friends of ours became grandparents two weeks before we did and I finally got to meet Oliver on Friday. He is just so cute and was as good as gold unlike his new pal Coen lol!!!

The two grandma's and their boys :-D

We're having Coen overnight again tonight...really looking forward to it though he's got a bit of a cold and is snuffly so I hope he'll sleep through the night. I could have a lack of sleep hangover tomorrow lol

Right...I've some cards to make before my overnight guest arrives. I've been asked to take a table at a craft fair at our tennis club on December 1st and I've made 4 so I better get my skates on lol.

Thanks for stopping by

Catch ya later x

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Photo Inspiration Midway Reminder

I'm a bit late today sorry. Been super busy and have to fit crafting in around everything at the moment. Had a nice visit with the in-laws last week then Coen's Halloween party which was a hoot! BFF and her hubby were up from England for a works night out so we went out for the day on Saturday to the Range. We had verbal diarrhea as we hadn't seen each other for a couple of years lol. 

We had our first proper overnight with Coen Saturday till was brilliant but I'm so glad I started my family when I was 20. By the time Nic took him home Sunday night I was pooped lol. 

We're on week two of our Photo Inspiration Challenge...

and here's my card....

I've used one of the new Skinny Malinky's, Babs. I just love her hairband. I've got a friend who used to wear big hairbands like this years ago and she kinda reminds me of her. I printed Babs onto PTI white cs and coloured her with my Copics. A lot of my Copics are drying out and I'm not a happy camper :-( I don't get to use them as much as I used to so maybe that's the problem. Do you like the Birthday sentiment? Apart from being a bit crooked I love it. It's a PTI die and I had a quick play with it over the weekend (Coen allowing lol) and I think it may be my favourite...for now ;-D I added GA to the umbrella and Bab's wellies and WOS to her hairband and scarf.

I'm really going to have to stop taking closeup pictures or get new glasses so I make sure I colour in the lines :-O I might have to invest in one of those magnifier lamp thingamajigs. 

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Challenge 4 Everyone - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations - Birthday
Love To Scrap! - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes

I've had a bit of a dilemma trying to choose which picture of Coen to show you this week so be prepared...there's one or 5 for you to see lol.

Here he is at his party before his 12 guests and their moms arrived. There was one little boy aged 17 months old the rest were under 9 months!!!! They were actually very good though got pretty loud at times lol.

My little pumpkin

Mooma and Pooperman!! Notice Coen is sans his Superman costume...hence I renamed him Pooperman lololololol

This is  my favourite picture of Coen....I took it with my new phone. I've got it as my screen saver and keep pressing the button to see it lol. 

I took this picture Saturday night...OMG he's going to kill me when he's older. Mr Moobs ROFL!!

That's if for me today.... It's hubby's birthday and I'm going to make 
him a cake :-D

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.

Catch ya later x