My Lovely Friends

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Midweek Magnolia's Challenge DT Card

Hello everyone, yes I'm still here & more importantly YES I did the Race For Life wooooooo hoooooo I will tell you more about that later & will tell you when I draw a winner of the fantastic candy. Yes I know I'm late but will explain why.

I'm also late for Midweek Magnolia's new challenge so I'm gonna push on & tell you all about it. Ok so the theme this week is...........
............I havn't done one for so long so really enjoyed this one, even though its late lol.
PHOTO HEAVY.........these are so hard to photo, so sorry if some are poop :0(
I have used some of my fave papers.......Maja Design, I cant pick between Pion or Maja Design as I love them both although I love that Maja design do pads & are a thicker quality paper. Papers are from LLC & its the 'Vintage Spring 6x6 pad'.

Here it is as an Easel Card, must make more of these.........I got addicted to them when I first started crafting.
I've used 'Shabby Seam Binding', Blue WOC roses, 'Shabby Rose Organza' trim, 'Lace Zahra', Doily & 2 smaller WOC roses all from Live & Love Crafts.

I've also added Magnolia 'Swirl & Leaf' die, Magnolia 'Sprawling Ferns' die, Kaisercraft Sparklets & Kaisercraft Paper Bloom, all from Bunny Zoes.

Ok now to show the bottom part of the easel card. I added the same lace & trim to the bottom & used the smaller of the frame dies to add a sentiment from Stempelglede's 'Just A Note' stamp set. The frame was layed down on foam pads to create a 3D bit to help the top stand up. The pocket at the back also has a sentiment on it from the stempelglede stamp set, saying 'Made With Love'.

Now as I wanted the bottom to have a nice sentiment I wanted to create a part to write your own message. So I made a pocket to house a tag, which is a Magnolia die from Bunny Zoes. Underneath that is a secret area that I created with a slot to hold money, the top is held to it by hinges & stays closed with velcro.
I couldnt find my white velcro spots so had to use the household black velcro & cut it down, still does the job though lol.

The stamp is Magnolia 'Prima Ballerina Tilda' & I think its one of my most favourite Maggie stamps, I absolutely love it!! I also love it coloured with distress markers/inks so I've coloured her with Distress Markers. I've also stamped a postage stamp with another Magnolia stamp.

The 'Daughter' sentiment is from LOTV & its one of their 'Pretty Grungy Relations' sentiment stamps, although I love ALL LOTV sentiment stamps. The edging was of course created by using Martha Stewart ARTP punch set.

Well thats it form me I will be back later with the winner of the fabulous Race For Life candy & I will also tell you how it went & include a couple of pics ;0)
I've been addicted to pinterest these last 2 days as I want to cut my hair off so need style inspiration..........pinterest has all inspiration you could ever need lol.

Thank you so much for stopping by it really means the world to me.
Tatty bye, take care & enjoy your day

Monday, 21 July 2014

Candy Time - I Need Your Help

Hello everyone well I'm finally here with a candy. Now its a candy different to any other I have offered so please read all the information. Warning this is a long post '0)
As you know I have lost quite a few family members to cancer. The last 2 people I lost were my dad & my brother, this nearly destroyed me, it literally broke me in 2. Its a pain that is so hard to describe & its a pain that so so many of us have suffered from losing a loved one to this awful disease. 

 Anyway ever since they died I have wanted to do the Race For Life but with bad health ect I never did it. This year however I AM doing it. I went on their website & there is a race on Sunday 20th July which just so happens to be my brothers birthday. I know my health still isnt great, ok its pants but compared to what cancer sufferers go through I have no right to complain or feel sorry for myself. I have the full support of my family, infact my future daughter-In-Law our lovely Megan is supporting me that much she is running it with me, I'm couldnt be more proud :0)
Now of course I want to raise as much as I possibly can for Cancer Research, they do amazing things & cure more & more people of this dreadful disease every single year. However they rely heavily on donations, I already donate monthly to them but I felt that wasnt enough which is why I'm doing this. 

Cancer has no feelings, no morals, it doesnt care what colour you are, what age you are, whether you are rich or doesnt care about the loved ones that are left behind broken hearted. It does not care about anything, its one mission is to spread & kill. Please help me to help Cancer Research stop this, put an end to Cancer. Help protect future generations, our children, our grandchildren, their children, help protect our loved ones. More & more people are being cured every year but only with the help that comes from people like those at Cancer Research, help me to help them to give cancer a heav'o'...........please I am begging you!!!!!!!

Ok this is the part I want you to read carefully as its the rules. 
To enter this candy you must donate to my Just Giving Page which is at the top of my sidebar underneath my Candy picture.
I would like  £2 per entry. If you want to donate more you can of course. You need to leave your full name when you donate & the amount, however if you wish not to leave your name & the amount then you need to email me the receipt or copy the final page that says you have donated ect to my email address which is....
craigpss 'at' aol 'dot' com
 Obviously the at & the dot you know what that means, this way is just to stop those spam robots ;0)
Now you can enter as many times as you want, yep you have read right there is no limit to the amount of entries. However each entry you must pay at least the £2 & either leave your name or email me your receipt. I will remove names that have not donated. This is all for a good cause & I would like to raise as much as I can. To donate click on 'Give Hope' button  in the sidebar & it will take you directly to my Just Giving page where you can donate.

All monies go directly to Cancer Research. You can also click on my Just Giving button which will also take you there.
Also enter your name & a link to your blog via the linky-uppy-thing at the bottom of the post ;0)
You also need to put the last picture in your sidebar with a link back to this post, so I get maximum exposure for the charity to raise as much money as possible.
Ok now for the exciting part, the candy. Now I have been sponsored by 4 of my favourite companies who VERY generously have each offered some lush goodies to this candy to help raise money for this good cause.
Ok these are in no particular order at all..............
From the lovely Krista of Saturated Canary she has generously offered $50 which you can spend at her store here.

From the lovely Nikki of Bunny Zoes she has generously offered £25 which you can spend at her store here.

The lovely Sandy of Live & Love Crafts has generously offered these gorgeous laces & trims from her uber gorgeous store here.

Lastly but by no means least the lovely Anne & the rest of the girls from LOTV has generously offered 6 small stamps of the winners choice from their store here.

I would like to say a HUGE thankyou to my sponsors as without their generous help I would not have been able to put together this awesome candy. So from the bottom of my heart I thank you all xxx

Okay this is the piccie I want you to post in your sidebar my lovelies, with a link to this post.

So my lovelies isn't that a candy worth entering as well as your money going to a good cause, one that helps & does save lives every single year.
Please help me to help them to carry on doing the wonderful work that they do.

I am running on the 20th July & I'm doing the 5km race, my race number is 1875. The candy winner I will draw completely by random 3 days later......I may need time to recuperate lol. So the candy will end 20th July at 11.55pm GMT & I will annouce the winner on the 22nd July along with piccies of Race Day.

I have a lot of training to do so wish me luck & thank you so much with all my heart to everyone who donates & enters this wonderful candy. You all totally rock!!!!!!!
MMWAH xxxxxxxxxxx

Lotsa hugs

Good luck for the candy everyone, dont forget to add your names with a link back to your blog in the Inlinkz below & thank you so so much again xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Its like buying a lottery ticket for £2 but instead your money goes to a very worthy cause & you could win this super candy for helping that cause.
Come on peeps help to save lives!!!!!!!!

Sunday, 20 July 2014


Hi my lovelies how are you all?
Well todays the day we go give cancer a good kicking. Todays the day for RACE FOR LIFE. For all those that have donated I really do from the bottom of my heart thank you, you have no idea how much it has meant to me & with every donation & every message I can honestly tell you I have cried. I have cried happy tears & sad ones when I read people have lost loved ones, I know & still feel the heartbreak. Life can be cruel but we have to stand united & try fight against it, try to stop cancer, STOP it taking our loved ones, STOP it taking us!!!!!!!!!!!!
So please please PLEASE help Cancer Research & donate, anything..........I dont care how much it is just please donate are helping to future protect your loved ones & yourselves.

Ok I'm off, if you dont hear off me again thats because I'm still in the racecourse somewhere or I'm still at the finish line where I collapsed ;0)

So in memory of my dad (my best friend) & my brother & all the other family members I have lost & for all those around the world who have lost, won & who are still fighting...............I am Racing For Life for you mmwah.
Keep fighting peeps, stay strong!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PLEASE DONATE HERE.............or click on the logo in the sidebar.

See you at the finish line lovelies, wish me luck ;0)
Thank you sooooooooooooo much for all your wonderful support.