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Monday, July 29, 2013

MIM#151 Baby - Oh Boy, Oh Boy with Meljen's Designs

Well the week hasn't really flown for me as I'm still suffering from that bothersome back pain, both sides have been playing up and then yesterday I woke up feeling much better and decided my poor hair has been waiting long enough for a bit of colour and decided to muddle along and dye it myself. I usually get my daughter to do it but thought she might be busy with her own stuff. Hubby had gone off to the country on Saturday afternoon and came home Sunday evening so I had been picking up pieces of wood for the fire too which were probably a bit too big for me to handle with a sore back. The outcome was going off to bed very sore again. So far this morning it is not too bad, so I had better behave myself. I'm babysitting our 2 year old grandson, but he is no problem and I very rarely have to pick him up as he can climb up onto the lounge and the bed. Changing his nappy is a slight problem but if I get it done quickly it's not too bad.
Well.... that's my grumble for the day, LOL. and now onto happier things!!!
Make It Monday linky party begins again today and this week we are being sponsored by Meljen's Designs Digital Stamps. They are offering the winner 4 single digis, a fab prize.
I chose to play with this cute little dragon image. I think I am the only one out of the DT that thought he was wearing a little top. See the marks around the neckline, looked the collar of a little jumper, so I've coloured it accordingly. Either way, he is very cute!
Congrratulations to Monica as our featured artist and also to Tracey who won the prize offered last week. Enjoy your images!
Here's my card.....
SU Pacific Point cardstock
SU Bashful Blue cardstock
White cardstock from stash
DP is a scrap piece from stash, I've had this one a long time
Image is Little Baby Dragon  from Meljen's Designs Digital Stamps
Nestie Dies - Circles, small - Stately Circles  - Sizzix, Baby#2 (I've had this one for years and hadn't even opened the packet, LOL)
Bling from stash
Copic Markers
Foam Dots
Double Sided tape roller

 This week we are being sponsored once again by the everfun and cute Meljen Designs Digital Stamps!

Meljen Designs Digital Stamps  are giving away the lovely prize of the winner's choice of 4 
single digis!
POTW time.......

This one is by Elizabeth at Warm Hearted and you can find it here. Love the image and the wonderful sentiment.

and a second pick by Riette at Red's Card Corner and can be found here. This one is CAS style but has a little extra on the inside for the recipient to play with, Check it Out!!! a fun card for a little girl.

Let the fun begin!!! We would love to see your creations this week. Remember it can be a new creation or one you've already posted or made previously. Don't forget to pop in and let some of the other entrants know how much you liked their cards/paper projects and you will be put in the running to win the fab prize from Meljen's Designs this week

Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,

Monday, July 22, 2013

MIM#150 Yee-Hah

Hi everyone, I hope you've had aa wonderful weekend. I'm still recuperating from tonsilitis and have pulled a muscle in my shoulder which is not very helpful for sitting or sleeping!!! I got up in the middle of the night and watched tv as I was having a lot of trouble lying down comfortably. A little better today. I seem to be having a run of health issues lately. Can't wait to get back to "normal", LOL.
Anyway today is a good day as it is the start of a new Linky Party at Make It Monday  This week we are being sponsored by LOTV.
Congratulations go to Mandy as our featured artist and to Loz as the winning commenter from last week's entries.
We didn't have any sponsor images to work with this time around so I chose something that I had on my computer files.
Here is my card.....

SU Pacific Point cardstock
SU Crumb cake cardstock
SU Early Espresso cardstock
SU Old Olive cardstock
White card (for image) from stash
Yellow card from stash
DP from Stash
Nestie Die - Stars Five
Fence Die ( a Joy Die, I think. I've misplaced the packaging)
Image is Little Nick from Beccy's Place
Sentiment is from Close To My Heart set - Just a number
Black Pen, Brown Marker
Brown Inkpad from Close to My Heart
Black Memento inkpad
DS tape roller
Foam Dots

We are very happy to have LOTV joining us this week and offering our winner
an amazing 

£10 voucher

Lili of the Valley specialises in the design and production of gorgeous & unique rubber stamps, sentiment stamps, die-cut designs and papers for the cardmaking and crafting sector. “At Lili of the Valley, we strive to produce excellent quality products with beautiful designs that enable you to make lovely cards every time, simply and easily. We also pride ourselves on taking care with everything we do to make sure you receive great products, at a good price and as quickly as possible."

Now for POTW ................I decided to only choose one this week due to the fact I'm having trouble with my back. I'm trying to limit my time sitting at the computer.
This cutie is by Kelly from K.O.Scraps and you can find it here

Ok enough from me, my felllow teamies and I are looking forward to another bumper crop of entries. Love to see what you all create this week, so get your mojo into gear and get creative.
Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, July 15, 2013

MIM# 149 Baby Card with Bugaboo

Hi, gotta apologise for being late with my post for the start of this weeks MIM linky party. I've spent the last couple of days in bed. I've got really bad infected tonsils and had high temps and chills with massive headaches. I had the three grandchildren to look after yesterday and had to get my DIL to come home from work to get them as I just felt so bad!!!
 I've had to post 3 DT cards in a row and I've backdated them to be on the right days on my blog. Please take the time to scroll down and check them out. I would love to know you've been and checked them out so please leave a comment if you have time.
Congrats to Heather as the featured artist from last week and to Laura as the winning commenter.
Anyway onto my card for this week.
Here it is......

SU Real Red card stock
White card from stash
DP from SU
Image is from Bugaboo and is called Boat Ducky
Nestie dies - Classic Scalloped rectangles large, Classic Rectangles large and A2 Floral Ribbon threader
Sentiment is from SU clear set called A Word For You
Copic Markers
Black Memento inkpad
Ribbon from stash

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful Bugaboo and one lucky commenter will receive 7 single digis. Wow, that's a fabulous prize!!!

Well that brings me to my favourite part of this post and that's sharing a couple of last weeks entries to feature as POTW  
The first one is this lovely oriental matchbox journal from Chana at Card-D-Ology make sure you pop over and see all the fab photos of the journal cards inside

The second one I chose is by Mandy at Crafty Fox Cards. She used a fun image on her lovely card.


Well it's your time to share with us all at the new linky party. We love to see what you come up with each week. Don't forget to pop in and leave a comment or two to be in the running for the prize from Bugaboo this week.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Trees - Gingerloft DT card

I've not been well and I am backdating this post as it was supposed to appear Sunday. Hope I haven't caused too much disruption but have been in bed too sick to do anything.
I won't chit chat, but just share the card and encourage you to enter the challenge at Gingerloft this fortnight where the theme is Trees.
Here's my card......

Dark blue card from stash
DP from
Nestie Die - Labels Seventeen
Image is from Gingerloft - Palm Tree Set
Fisherman is from Dearie Dolls
Copic Markers
Punches are both from SU - Word window and Decorative tag punch (I think)

Would love to see your card being entered this fortnight.
Thanks for stopping by,

Anything Goes Challenge #28 at 613 Avenue Create

Sorry, my post is being backdated so it appears on the correct day on my blog. I've been ill and have spent the last couple of days in bed. (it's now Tuesday)
Hope this hasn't inconvenienced 613 Avenue Create. Please pop over and check out this fun challenge and it's an easy one being Anything Goes and has an optional theme of Happy Birthday too.
Not going to chit chat as I'm back off to bed as soon as I finish this.
Here's my card......

 I've printed the spacegirl out 4 times and 3D the image, it doesn't really show here, but there were several fiddly bits to cut like the little cuffs on her gloves, boots and pants.

SU Pacific Point cardstock for the cardbase
SU Yellow Daffodil
Space background from the precoloured set mentioned below
White card from stash
I've used a precoloured set from The Paper Shelter called Retro space girl
DP is from Crafter's Companion - Basic set

Please pop over and enter a card in the challenge this week.
Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, July 8, 2013

MIM#148 with Milk Coffee Digital Images

Good morning, hope you have all had a relaxing weekend and are all ready for the start of a new linky party at Make It Monday this week.
I've been away in Vietnam recently so have scheduled a couple of the recent MIM posts and missed out altogether on last week's  linky party. I'm glad to be back home and it's taken me all week to get back into the swing of things and feel rested, LOL. Still have sore knees and one of my ankles is not wonderful. I had a fall after getting into a boat and climbed too many stairs too. Hopefully they will settle down soon, have been rubbing some "Deep Heat" ointment into them and I think it's helping a little bit.
Our son came home today and has had to leave his new bride in Vietnam while they wait out her Visa application. It is going to take about 9 months. It's crazy when we have so many illegal entrants coming in all the time and legitimate people are made to wait. This is a long time to be parted when you've only been married a short time!!!  He is now planning to go back before Christmas - he is nearly finished a second apprenticeship which means he will add car mechanic to his already gained motorbike mechanics certificate.

Well back to Make It Monday.... this week we are being sponsored by Milk Coffee and I had this fab image to work with. It's called Soya takes a nap and I enjoyed colouring this little cutie in.

Here is my card......

SU Gumball Green Cardstock
White card from stash
Image is  Soya takes a nap
Sentiment is a freebie from a recent magazine purchase
DP is from Prima Marketing 6x6 paper pad called "Believe"
Spellbinders Nestie Die - Fleur De Lis Squares
Copic Markers
Foam Dots
DS tape roller
Pearls from stash
Memento Black inkpad

is our sponsor this week and I had the opportunity to work with one of their adorable images.

They are generously offering our winner

3 Digis
of their winners choice

Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

I've chosen a couple of entries to showcase for POTW from last weeks entry. The first is this beauty from Becky of Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun, Fun, Fun and can be found here


and the second is this pretty, feminine card from Linda of  Hands to Work..... Heart  to Love and can be found here

Okay, enough from me, get out your crafting supplies and get your mojo going and show us your fabulous creations. My team mates and I are looking forward to dropping by your blogs and leaving you some blog love. Don't forget to drop by the fabulous MIM team blogs and let them know you appreciate their work too.

Thanks for stopping by, please leave a comment so I know you've dropped in.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Sail Away with Me

Well, I'm back home after nearly 3 weeks in Vietnam. We saw our son and DIL celebrate their wedding with a traditional Vietnamese wedding and then a huge reception in the evening. It certainly is a big affair, lots of organisation and grand scale celebrating. We then had a holiday which I am not sure that I really enjoyed all that much finishing off with a cruise for 2 nights in Halong Bay. That was relaxing at the end of the trip except I fell over getting into the smaller transfer boat and hurt my knees, hip and arm and then on the same day when I was trying to get out of the same boat onto the bigger one, I lost my grip trying to pull myself up onto the seat to step off and bruised my leg from knee to ankle!!!! The scenery and tranquility and the five star food made up for the mishaps.
We got home Sunday and I was back into babysitting on Monday, craft Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. More babysitting on Wednesday, with a few unscheduled hours again Thursday morning and the usual time today. I have all 3 grandchildren for tea tonight as Mum is going off with some friends to the movies and dad is popping in after work. He hasn't been very well the last few days. The little tackers want fish fingers for tea but not sure what we are having yet.
Thought  I had better get back into the swing of things and get my craft gear out and make a card to share.
Here is what I came up with....

SU Real Red cardstock for the card base which I made a Z fold
White cardstock from stash
DP is from a Basic pad of  papers
Boat, anchor, waves and sentiment are from Do Craft - I stamped onto the card, then again onto a piece of white card and then just the one sail onto red cardstock. I coloured the second image and cut out and layered over the first, cut the red sail out and adhered. I then created a little red flag, made the mast longer and attached the flag. I thought the little sail boat looked odd without a sail!!!
I made a bit of an horizon and sponged some clouds in the sky before stamping the sentiment.
Copic Markers
SU Ballet Blue inkpad
Bling from stash

Well better go, Papa is in the family room with the grandchildren and I can hear the middle one crying because her little brother has just pulled her hair. Oh the joys of babysitting.... she's still crying, oops, just went quiet!!!  This is a good thing, LOL.

Hope some of my followers are still out there and don't think I have abandoned my blog. Hope to "see" some of you popping in. Will share a couple of traditional wedding pics in the next few days.

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