My Lovely Friends

Friday, 28 February 2014

Gorgeous New Release

Hello peeps how are you all? I'm just popping on quickly before I go the hairdressers. I've got my grandkiddies tonight as well woooooooooo hoooooooooo.
Anyhoo's I thought I would let you know about the UBER gorgeous images that Krista has released.........OMG I dont know which one to colour up first, they are so darn cute. No-one does images like that lady ;0)

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This is just one of them, see how gorgeous this I havn't picked the best one, I love them ALL!!
So pop yourself over to Saturated Canary & see these fabby images for yourself.........go quick before your hubster sees you getting more digi's ;0) Just dont tell him I sent you ok ;0)

Tatty bye big hugs to all, I will hopefully be around later when all the kids are asleep, well ok except Natalie as we will be waiting all night lol.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Midweek Magnolia Midway Reminder

Hello my lovelies I am running late today, shame on me, my head is bowed down ;0)
Anyway's I will be quick as my uber gorgeous grandchildren have just arrived while their mummy goes for physio.
So my card today is for Midweek Magnolia's Midway Challenge reminder & the theme is...........
Beautiful Buttons
...........easy peasy.
I have used the uber gorgeous MME 'Heirloom' which is soooooooo darn gorgeous!! I have inked the edges with walnut distress ink & machine stitched them.

Dies I have used are Magnolia 'Sprawling Ferns', Magnolia 'So Wrapped Lovely tag'Magnolia 'Leaf & Swirl', though I've only used the leaves.

Inside is decorated to compliment the front, I love these papers ;0)

The trim & seam binding are from my stash, the button in the middle of the bow is Melissa Frances. The flowers are from WOC, except the last ones which are from my stash.

I have used 'Tilda With Fantasy Flower' & coloured her with copics. I have to say I lurve this stamp.
Copic colours used are..............
E11, E21, E00, E000, R20 - Skin
E59, E47, E44, E43, E40 - Hair
R85, R83, R81, RV10 & a little bit of W5 - Dress & Boots
R59, R39, R37, R35 - Flowers sorry I forgot to write down the leaf colours oops.
Background is E53 & E50 & Ground is N5, N3, N1, N0

The 'Hugs' sentiment is Marianne Design. I've also added Marianne Design 'Romantic Hearts' rhinestones & pearls, these are so pretty. 

Hope you will join us on our Beautiful Buttons Challenge, also dont forget there is a DT Call over at Midweek Magnolia's.

Well thats it from I have tea to finish cooking, I had to hide the peppers from my grandaughter before she eats them all & I have none left to go in the tea lol.

Thank you for stopping by you guys totally rock!!!!!!!!!
Tatty bye & huge hugs to you all

Challenges I'm Entering............
Tilda's Town - Anything Goes
Marvelous Magnolia - Anything Goes

Sorry about the pics at the mo I've got a new light tent as my old one I use for spraying in lol but I havnt set the lights up yet in my new craft room. I will get them set up so I can get some decent photo's.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Perfect Baby Girl

Hello everyone how are you all?  I wasn't well last night so went bed with hubster & we watched Underworld on dvd, well we watched 2 of vampire films. I sat & coloured while I watched them as I was missing it, I didnt even get my image finished & I spent about 2 hours on it, still half of it to do lol.

Anyway I had myself some craft time today & made a card with an image I coloured a while ago, luckily I have a few coloured up in my box.
I coloured up this gorgeous image, I got the full collection when LOTV released their new baby stamps but have still yet to ink them all........

The papers are the beautiful Pion Sweet Baby 'Baby Girl 6x6' I soooooooo love this collection it is probably one of my faves by Pion. I have machine stitched all layers & I've decorated inside to compliment the front as always.

The 'Sentiment Tag' is LOTV & added a 'Birth Certificate' charm from LLC, these are fab!!!

The 2 gorgeous laces I've used are 'Lace Coco' & my favourite lace 'Moulin Rouge', I always cry a little when I cut this :0( Actually I may cry more as I think Sandy has no longer got it in her shop argh!!!!

This stamp is called 'Balloon Basket' & I cooured it with my copics, isn't the image sooooo darn cute.
I'm not sure if I have the colours written down somewhere so I will add them if I find them.
The pink will be R85, R83, R81, RV10 I do know that as its my fave pink combo ;0)

The banner at the top I cut from the papers then added 'Baby Clothes' cut from a Memory Box die. The letters are from Pion 'Red Clover' & I inked the edges with Pumice Stone. The sentiment at the bottom is Whimsy 'Simply Defined Notables 2' from Bunny Zoes which I have had a while but only now finally opened it :0( All the flowers are WOC from LLC & the Shabby Seam Binding is from LLC. I've used 2 Magnolia Doo-Hickey dies, my favourite 'Swirl' die & 'Sprawling Ferns' which is also becoming a fave!!

I have made this card for Live & Love Crafts Challenge which is Love & Lace, to me their is no love greater than a baby.........hope this counts anyway lol. I've also made it for WOC Challenge which is 'Its A Stitch Up'. Also LOTV Monthly Challenge 'Name That Tune' - my song for this card 'Baby Love' by Diana Ross

Well thats it from me lovelies, thank you so much for all your lovely comments & thank you for the comments on my last post, hubster did an awesome job with my craft table.

Tatty bye, hugs to you all, take care

Dont forget enter my yummy candy, you could use it for any markers not just Copics ;0)

Sunday, 23 February 2014

My New Handbuilt Craft Table

Hello everyone how are you all? Well still busy with the craft room though had a nice couple of hours with my family this afternoon as they had been away for 2 days in their caravan.........its a good job I've kept busy as I missed them like crazy. Friday night I looked at the clock watching the time ready for Paytons & Arjays bathtime............but they were not with me this weekend :0(

Anyhoo's we have been somewhat busy, actually will be glad when its all done as we are shattered now lol. Hubster made me a Craft Table for the middle of the room as an extra work surface if I need it or if Payton wants come sit in & draw ect...........
This is the craft table..............believe me when I say these photo's dont do it justice, its me favourite bit in the room, I love it!!!!!!!!!!
I designed the table from idea's I had seen on Pinterest months ago & my hubster built it.......might I add that he built it even with his hand/arm still in awesome is proud I'm beaming ;0)
This is the table before we painted it. Ok this table was made with 3 Billy Bookcases from my old craft room, I had painted the backs red to match my previous room. 
Hubster standing at the side admiring his handy work lol...........he goes for an xray tomorrow on his hand to see if its finally healed, fingers crossed. Although he's done well & got used to doing things with just 3 fingers on that hand lol.

We cut 1 Billy bookcase across the middle & that acted as the 2 ends of the table.
Excuse our yorkie Charlie being nosey, he doesnt like to miss much lol.

This gap is for a stool/chair to go, depending on the height. This needs a stool as it is waist height so I can stand or sit at it. We covered the sides & backs of the bookcases in cladding just to make it neater.

For the sides we used my 2 slim Billy Bookcases & again cut them in half to make 4 small ones, we used 2 of them this side........... & one on the opposite side leaving room to put your legs if you sit at the table.

This is the table all painted up, we decided leaving the shelves white would look a bit different & as people in my life know...........well I like to be different lol. The cladding is on the ends which cover the ends of the wider bookcases either end of the table.

The top is MDF & hubster also put an MDF base on the bottom & then attached wheels so it can easily be moved around & pushed to one side or have it in any position. There are more shelves but I've not added them all yet til I know where I want them.

I will include links below of the products used..............
 2 Slim Billy Bookcases for the sides cut in half (we only used 3 of them - for now )
1 Wide Billy Bookcase cut in half for each end.
Black Cupboard Paint - a note though this paint is very strong smelling so do it where you can open windows & doors. This table has had 3 coats on, the MDF top has had 5 coats on. I may give it another coat all over yet though, I'm still deciding lol.
Large sheet of MDF or what ever you use as a top, we used MDF & then we are getting a sheet of toughened glass to put on top so make it more durable & an easier surface to work on.

Now the wheels underneath we didnt buy as I currently have 4 sets of these drawers, from when I first started crafting, however we have stacked one on top of another to make 2 higher sets of drawers to save on space. So the 8 wheels that we took off before stacking we then used on the table. The only things we have brought is the paint, MDF & the cladding which was only 2 packs & its really cheap.

Well I hope you like my table, I wish the pics did it justice as its really awesome IRL & I'm so proud hubster built it for me. We just have to get a sheet of glass for the top & finish putting the shelves where I need them lol.
Thank you lately for your comments on my DT work I'm really missing crafting & blogging but its late by the time we finish & tbh once we've had showers we have been collapsing in bed shattered lol.
I will be round to catch up with you soon though, hopefully there is not much left to do now.........I hope lol. Though blinds have still to go up & I haven't even started making the valances eeekk, never mind I will get there lol.

Big huge hugs to you all, take care & tatty bye for now.

EDITED TO ADD TABLE SIZE - Table top width is 63.5 inches, Length is 59.5 inches & Height is about 32 inches. All writing in red blod are links to take you to products.