My Lovely Friends

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Crafty Little Fairies DT Card

Hello everyone how are you all? I am running extremely late with this card, I totally forgot to put it on my blog...........yes I've slapped my wrists :0(
So it will be a quick post as I'm running so late lol.
We have a brand new challenge over at Crafty Little Fairies this week & the theme is.............
DOWN ON THE FARM it basically means 'Farm Animals' or 'Farms'. I'm not great at animals so found this a bit daunting lol. However I have done an animal that is always found on a farm ;0)
Please dont look too closely lol. I went with a simple kinda card with some brighter colours.

The sentiment at the top I made up myself & stamped the letters so they were not perfect, especially the Y's. The 'Tiles' are Whimsy sentiment tiles.

The image is a digi image from Whimsy called 'Birthday Cow' & I coloured it with copics. Sorry I didnt write the colours down :0(

The papers are Fancy Pants, cant remember which pad though sorry. I've machine stitched all around the layers.

Well thats it form me, told you it would be a quick post. Hope you will bring your farm animals & join us this week, pop on over here to see my super teamies creations.

Thank you for stopping by will see you tomorrow with another DT card & another animal on that lol. 
Tatty bye & take care my lovelies

Challenges I'm Entering.............
Cute Card Thursday - Wildlife

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Roll Up Roll Up..................We have a winner...........

Howdi my lovelies how ya all doin' I am so sorry I didnt post the winner yesterday I completely forgot all about it..............I know naughty me.
However I am here today so better late than never as they say.
So the candy was to say a huge thankyou for your continued support, especially lately as I've been the worst blogger with being so busy. Its also to celebrate my new craft room..............see here for more pics.
Its so grey & overcast outside today..........where has all our sunshine gone :0( Look I also have knobs on my bureau now ;0)

So as you remember the candy was the fabulous Copic bag here. Excuse the things on my desk, crafting project in process lol.

Now I dont know how to save the random thingy-ma-jig so I took a photo to prove the winning number......
....................and the winning number is....................

Well done sweetie email me at to give me your address please.

Sorry to those who didnt win, I wish I could win the lottery as then I could send you all something but sadly unless that day comes............well I cant :0(
However I will have another candy soon.

Thank you again for your continued support. I will try get round later once my grandkiddies have gone bed, they are staying here tonight will pick them up shortly woo hoo.

Tatty bye & take care

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Midweek Magnolia's DT Card

Hello everyone how are you all? Thank you sooooooooooo much for the wonderful comments about my craft room, I am EXTREMELY lucky & extremely thankful to have it & it will last for many years!!

Well I'm running a wee bit late today as had to go out this morning then went B&Q get some handles for my bureau............but then saw some gorgeous wallpaper for the living room lol........hubster's look was priceless lol. Good job I do the wallpapering lol.
Anyways today sees a new challenge over at Midweek Magnolia's & this fortnight its a FAB one.....
.............come on who doesnt love to put lace on their creations, I think I do on nearly every one, except males ;0)
I have used a Go-Kreate die for the size & shape. The gorgeous paper is Magnolia Special Moments which I've had a while but just kept stroking it lol. I distressed it a little & machine sewn all around the edges as always ;0)

I have used some uber gorgeous lace 'Coco 55mm' & added some Maya Road Organza Rose along the top.& Magnolia Doo-Hickey 'Swirl'. Also added some gorgeous 'Cheesecloth' underneath the image.

Inside is decorated as always but I also added a Pocket to put tags inside to write messages on. Isn't that paper just so gorgeous I lurve the lush colours, need try find some more ;0)
The tags were cut using Magnolia Doo-Hickey 'Scalloped Tag'. I attatched 'Lace Florence' along the top of the pocket, well its actually sewn on to make it really secure..

The stamp is from the new Zodiac Collection this one is called 'Scorpio Tilda', I have to say one of my faves from this collection. I coloured her with copics, colours used are below.
E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, R32  - Skin
E49, 47, E44, E43, E41 - Hair
V17, V15, V12, V000, YR27, YR24, YR21 - Clothes
E55, E55, E51, E50 - Ground
C3, C1, C00 - Background, although hard to see in the pics :0(

All the flowers are from WOC, I added Magnolia 'Sprawling Ferns' & also added 'Stardust Stickles' to the flowers. I also added a Joy Crafts die & cut it in half to place either side. The sentiment is LOTV 'Handwritten Phrases' & the pearl hearts are from my stash.

Well thats it from me but please pop on over here to see my fabulous teamies creations..........they will stun you seriously!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by I will be round as soon as I can once I've done my DT commenting later.
Tatty bye & enjoy the rest of your day mmwah

Challenges I'm Entering.................
Totally Tilda - No Square Cards
Magnolia Down Under - Happy Birthday ( Happy Birthday Girls)
Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia - Flower Power

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

CANDY and Update On my New Craft Room

Hello everyone, hope you all had a fabby weekend. I'm sorry I'm MIA right now things are busy here, I will be moving into my new craft room by Friday, fingers crossed so we are trying to get everything done. Yesterday all the plastic, frames & roof have been cleaned & scrubbed. Hubster went homebase & B&Q Sunday to get my wallpaper, worktop & other bits he needs to get things done in there.
Here is a pic of the conservatory about dinner time yesterday..............
The sofa's & armchair have obviously got to come out, the other sofa is on top of another, its not really on the floor upside down lol. The white units are my new cupboards & you can just see the worktop behind them. Got a good deal on that Sunday, it was supposed to be £100 but hubster got it for £65, isn't he good ;0)

This is the other end of the conservatory which is where the worktop will be going. Excuse the writing on the window I popped into my hobbit yesterday to measure my drawers & hubster wrote a message on the window for when I came back out lol. Bless him I loves him too ;0)
As it stands today though, the decorating is nearly done, the worktops & cupboards have just been fitted & I have transferred some of my stuff in there. It looks loads different already today lol. Still more to do & there are 2 units I need to paint as well. I have one last DT card to make tonight for this week then tomorrow we can start to bring my desk in & the rest of the furniture. I've also got the rest of my craft stuff to pack away..........dreading that job lol.

I'm sorry I'm not able to visit you at the moment but what little bit of time I'm having I want to make sure I get my DT requirements up to date.
However as a big thank you for your continued support & a sorry from me for being the worst blogger I am offering a candy.
This is open worldwide but NO candy only blogs are allowed to enter, I will check!!
The RoolZ are really easy peasy all you have to do is...........
1. Pop your name down below with a link to your blog.
2. Pop the first piccy in your sidebar on your blog.
Thats it no more rules, you dont need to be a follower however if you like my blog then please feel free to follow if you wish.
Thats it real simples..................oh no wait, you want to know what you will win dont you ;0)
Well the uber delicious but non-fattening candy is one of these..............
This is a pic from google of the copic bag.............PLEASE NOTE pens are NOT included in this candy

This is the actual bag you will win, as you can see its brand new & still has the tag on.

This is the inside complete with the 6 little bags & a shoulder strap.
The rug its on is my new one for the craft room, sorry the pics are not great.

Ok so this candy will end a month from today which will be 18th March 10.00pm GMT. I will draw & announce the winner on 19th March. Only 1 entry each please!!

Thank you for all your continued support & your lovely messages I really appreciate it.
I will post pics of new craftroom as soon as its finished ;0)
Lotsa hugs to all

My New Craft Room Reveal

Hi everyone well I'm finally here with pics of my new craft room. I mean to post them earlier but had to go somewhere with Megan & ended up taking longer than we thought.
So here they finally are, there is a LOT of pics so be warned lol, also its still not finished yet & I've still not unpacked everything so some things are not even in its place yet seems to take ages sort it all out :0(

This is my new room & although its still not finished I love it already!!! Where I'm standing here to take the pic behind me is the door leading to the kitchen. We just got white venetian blinds to help reflect light back into the room.

Its a P Shaped conservatory so the narrow part hubster put a few of the cupboards from my old craft room & we got a new worktop as its a completely different colour scheme. The windows on the left there look into the living room, usually the one at the bottom is always open so I can still talk to everyone lol.

Now we are coming into the P Shaped part where I do most of my crafting. The big table that hubster built me is now on a rug, although I still havnt added all the shelves, they are leaning up against the radiator.

This is my main work desk where I make all my cards & get to look out into the garden, its fab having all this light flowing in.......... The trolley is a kitchen trolley that Ben & Megan gave me as they didnt use it anymore, these are awesome for craft rooms............I have all my glues, tapes, gesso & all other essentials on it & can wheel it to wherever I it!! I added hooks to the sides for things like towels & other bits.
I have my DAB radio on the window sill, I dont watch craft channels or watch tv at all when I craft all I need is my music...........normally Capital ;0) The LOVE clock hubster brought me 2 weeks ago for my new craft room, isn't it lush. The cake stand I store my wooden backed sentiment stamps in. The box on the score board I store all my images in that I ahve coloured up. I had to place a book on top as there is an image there for a Magnolia card lol. I love football so my coasters are of course Newcastle United ones lol. The punches are the 2 I probably use most.
I also have a love of Betty Boop, as you can see lol. I love the ornaments & have quite a few in my living room ;0)

Look there is my old craft room ;0) The drawers I have put there as they are on wheels so on hot days I can move them & still have the double doors open, dont worry they aren't the main doors we use. On the left is an old bureau I got off Ebay for the grand total of £6...........yep bargain. We used to have it in the passage way but its now in here & I've painted it black to match. I still need to put handles on there once I've decided which ones lol.

Inside has still got to be painted, its alos having the top insides ripped out & hubster is gonna build a rack for my copics. At the mo my distress inks & paper have been dumped in there lol. The small pic on the right is my small daylight lamp for colouring if I need it, this I had on my desk in my old craft room. When Megan started having problems when she was pregnant with Arjay I put his scan picture on the lap so I could see him all the time.........I also added an angel to look over him & then of course a pic of his big sister also to watch over him...............and they did watch over him as he's doing really well & getting so chubby lol.
I cant bring myself to remove them so they are staying there ;0)

As its a conservatory its ALL windows, so upper wall cupboards was a no no, so I had to rethink other storage. So I came up with the idea of getting cheap white wardrobes & these were on special at Argos. The metal drawers are the Helmer drawers from Ikea, I've had these for a few years & to cut down on space we removed the wheels off 2 of them & hubster attached them on top of each other & placed them in between wardrobes to make them stable. Yes the card needs replacing as I dont have red in here............yep I'm very anal & like everything matching so these were matched to my previous craft room lol.

We brought some contiboard from B&Q & hubster put shelves in all the wardrobes to turn them into large cupboards, perfect ;0) All the shelves are the same in all 3 wardrobes. Notice the boxes of unpacked craft items lol. I am also redoing my stamp storage so in here have 3 full boxes of stamps, 1 of a mixed stamp variety.............

These 2 boxes have my LOTV stamps in on the left & the right one has a lot of my magnolia stamps, they all wouldnt fit in there. LOTV sentiment stamps are with all my sentiment stamps which I will show you when I do my video.

This shelf keeps my 2 baskets, left one has my rolls of tape in & the right one is for flat cards that I send to friends/blogging friends. I have my bottles of glue in the middle & my baby wipes. I buy things I use often in bulk so I've always got a good stock in & know I'm not gonna run out of anything that is always needed, i.e. tape, glue & card lol. Baby wipes I use to clean stamps & also to clean up any spills, I buy these in bulk as well from Amazon for changing Natalie's nappies so I pinch a few packs for me every 2 months lol.
(Sorry bout the lighting these were taken last week at night time)
This is how I stored my dies in my last craft room as I never got round to storing them properly. I tend to keep most packages for my craft items, a lot are in a box up the loft. However my spellbinder dies I placed a magnetic strip on a piece of thick card & placed a set of dies & then put it in a bag. These then all got stored in a basket & I made index cards to go in between all the different makes of dies. Large dies went in another box.
Now if you saw my VERY old craft room you saw that me & hubster made a part of the wall where I could have all my dies on show. Well as much as I loved the idea I also hated how it looked messy.........I like things looking clean & organised..........hidden if possible lol. So this time around I placed the dies inside the cupboard doors, I can still see evrything I have but they are hidden when I dont need to. Now a lot of people emailed me last time about the magnetic sheets I used. Well this time I didnt use magnetic sheets as I didnt want joins between each A4 piece. So this is actually the magnetic sheets they use for  Motorway signs, its really tough & it comes in one roll depending how many metres you want, its fab!!

In my old craft room I stored most of my stamp in folders, 1 for Simply Sassy, 1 for Sweet Pea, Sugar Nellie ect ect......... I laminated a piece of card, but before I did I stamped an image on the card of what stamp was going there so I would always know if a stamp was missing or where it went. I actually liked this storage & it was fab as I had no where else to store my stamps without taking up a huge amount of room...........
This is another unit that was in my passage way & I now have this in my craft room. The dresser I got for my craft room is now in the passage way so it was a swap lol. Again it didnt match the decor so I painted it black & then sprayed the handles black & laquered them as well. We did the handles though so you could still see the bronze edges, it looks so good IRL........perfect place for my printer and.............
The lamp is just temporary until I get a black one ;0)

This is where all my stamps will be evrntually once I've resorted them & catalogued them. These are just put in there for now as there was no more room in the Magnolia stamp box. These will be perfect for all my stamps.............I am going to be selling some as I dont think they will all fit in.........

This is me standing next to my large table looking back down the conservatory. The door at the end is the main one we use to go outside & the red door is actually the back door to our kitchen. Its a rented property which was specially built for disabled, so when we asked if we could build our own conservatory they said yes as long as dont knock down any walls or take out the was only 2 year old property at the time. So the conservatory stretches from the living room to a quarter of the kitchen. 
At the end there is still more stuff to unpack.

Hubster built a small back board to go along the worktop as it comes slightly higher than the window sill, it stops things falling onto the window sill & also he put plug sockets on to give me extra sockets. This is where I use my hot glue gun & heat gun. I also stamp images on this bench. 

To the left is one of my daylight lamps for taking photo's, I have 2 of them. Underneath is a gas heater incase it gets cold in there but as the rest of the bungalow gets really warm it gets too hot to put the central heating on, so when its like that I just use this heater. To the left as you can see is my sewing area. The big table hubster built is perfect for cutting large fabric on, I love it!! The wood leaning up is for other things that are still to be done in here.

The cupboards still need to be finished painting & have their handles put on, at the moment they have only had a primer. There are quite a few things still to do in here, hubster is sorting out my ink storage tomorrow hopefully & my punch storage. There is still a lot to unpack as well, a lot fo the boxes on top of the tall cupboards still need unpacking as well as stuff will take time finding the right place for everything but I will get there...........eventually lol.

Well thats it from me hope you like my new craft room, I will do a video when its finished completely.......
I have to say I love this room sooooooooo much & the family love having me closer by instead of at the bottom of the garden. I have to say a HUGE thankyou to my wonderful hubster for helping to make all this come true, you are a gem my darling & I love you with all my heart <3 p="">

Thats it from me my lovelies, I will be back tomorrow with a DT card.
Tatty bye & thank you for stopping by mmwah

Monday, 17 March 2014

Bluebell & Butterfly

Hello everyone hope you all had a nice weekend. Sorry I didnt post pics of my craft room yesterday, things cropped up so I will post them tomorrow as I have no DT card to post tomorrow ;0)

Anyhoo's I'm here today with my GDT post for Bunny Zoes.
I've used a Wild Rose Studio stamp, my first time at using one of these so I was worried about colouring it as I'm not great at animals. 
The papers are some slightly older Prima papers 'Sparkling Spring', I thought they went well with the flowers ;0)

The bottom lace is from my stash then I added Marianne Design 'Romantic Lace' on top.

The postage stamp is an older Whimsy stamp that I got ages ago from Bunny Zoes, sadly its no longer available. The postage on the Magnolia 'Cloud' is also from the same stamp set. I also added my favourite die Magnolia 'Swirl'.

The cute stamp is called 'Bluebell & Butterfly' & I coloured it with Distress Markers & added 'Stardust Stickles' to the butterfly & the flowers. I decided that some of the flowers should be yellow as spring is here ;0)

I added Tim Holtz On The Edge 'Butterflight' & cut it out twice to layer them up. The flowers are Kaisercraft Paper Blooms 'Amethyst' & 'Buttercream' & the leaves are from Magnolia Doo-Hickey 'Swirl & leaf' die. Doily & small flowers are from my stash.

Well thats it from me pop on over to Bunny Zoes, Nikki has lots of new items in & more on its way, not forgetting of course 30% off ALL designer papers, who can say no to that!!

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Tatty bye, take care lovelies

Dont forget my candy ends tomorrow, click here if you would like to enter.