29 February 2016

All About Those Fancy Borders!

Today is a really sad day for me...Natalie & Amy have decided to close the challenge blog *sob sob* March will be the last ever challenge. I have really enjoyed my time on the DT, its been a wonderful journey & I thank Natalie & Amy from the bottom of my heart for trusting me to run their DT since the very first day xxx

Anyhoos this months theme over at Natalie & Amy's is......


they can be punched, die cut or even peeloffs. As long as we can see some form of border on your creation your good to go!!

I just love these Toread's!

Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Penny Black- atg with stamp & dies
A Gem of A Challenge- boys birthday
Aud Sentiments- cute & a sentiment

Image & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Xeru' from the Toread collection from Natalie & Amy's
Promarkers/Flexmarkers- words in black
Derwent Coloursoft- words in brown
Skin- blush, brown & pale brown
Hair- honeycomb, dark terracotta, mid terracotta, spice & brown
Horn- icicle, dove grey & persian grey
Leaves- leaf green, green & pea green
Clothes- tawny owl, black, dark brown & brown earth
Club & shoes- frosted jade, persian grey & sea green
Ties- halloween & blood orange
Ground- ice grey 3, 2 & 1

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'New Leaf' by First Edition from Natalie & Amy's
'brown' card from the 12 x 12 coloured stack by Papermania
'Dude' sentiment from the Toread stamp set 'Xeru' from Natalie & Amy's

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
X-cut Xpress
'Notebook/Decorative' edge die cut by Sizzix
Tim Holtz distress tool
'5" square white card blank' from Natalie & Amy's

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate you tang the time to visit me. Have a fabulous week
hugs xx

27 February 2016

Thinking Of You....

Good morning & welcome to my small part of the WWW! I hope you are all well, those that need a hug, help yourselves & feel better soon xx

I'm here today to share with you my creation for My Time To Craft. I hope Mr Blogger is being a good boy & posting this for me, as we are probably nearly in Cardiff (south Wales UK) our eldest daughter Danni has an interview at Cardiff Uni today. Please keep your fingers, toes & anything else that might help crossed. She has already been offered a place at Falmouth & Bristol Uni's but her first choice is Cardiff.....fingers crossed for my baby!!

Anyhoos for this fortnight over at My Time to Craft the theme is....


I decided to use a stamp set I have had for ages, it was a freebie with one of my subs ages ago.

Such a fab set of stamps!

Challenges I Would Like to Enter
Katy Bee- in the garden
Ooh La La- CAS
CAS on Sunday- one layer

Images & Colouring Mediums 
Image- 'Rose' by Clearly Besotted Stamps
Promarkers/Flexmarkers- words in black
Derwent Coloursoft Pencils- words in brown
Leaves & stem- forest green & dark green
Rose- poppy & cranberry
Ground- pea green, yellow green, green & dark green

Papers & Embellishments
'blue' card from the 12 x 12 coloured stack by Papermania
My stash- 3mm baby blue pearls

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
X-cut Xpress
'Thinking of You' die cut by Die'sire
'onyx black' Versafine
'4" square, elegant edge white card blank'

Thank you for stopping by, have a great weekend & I hope you will take a few minutes to pop over & see what fabulous 'one layer' creations the MTTC DT have made
hugs xx

25 February 2016

Samantha in Wunderland!

Well! Long time no post!! What a start to the year we have had....firstly Nige (up to now) has been at home the last 5 weeks with a virus. Not a well boy! Then about three weeks ago I managed to come down with a bout of gastric flu. Ewwwww I have never felt so ill, much rather go through child birth than that again, or even my hysterectomy. The stomach cramps were horrific, just glad Nige was at home, cus I think I would have been in hospital if he wasn't. I slept for 5 days & didn't really get out of bed for 10...madness!! Anyhoos all good now thankfully. Hope you are all ok & well? Hugs for those that need them xx

 Today sees the start of a brand new challenge over at Digital Delights & as always the theme is....


so no excuses really, anything you make you can enter. So get creating!!

I just loved making this card!

Challenges I Would Like to Enter
Creative Moments- ATG's with dry embossing
Lil Red Wagon- furry friends (cat)
Crafty Cardmakers- for a special woman
The Crazy Challenge- for a friend

Images & Colouring Mediums
Image- Wunderland Samantha by Digital Delights
Image- Wunderland background by Digital Delights
Image- Grinning Cat by Digital Delights
Promarkers/Flexmarkers- words in black
Derwent Coloursoft- words in brown
Wunderland Samantha
Skin- blush & blush pink
Hair- lemon, ochre, pale orange, buttercup & deep cadmium
 Bow & shoes- cyan & prussian blue
Dress- cyan, prussian blue & dove grey
Tights- agean, prussian blue & dove grey
Grinning Cat
Fur- frosted pink, deep red, spring lilac & purple
Eyes- bright green
Wunderland Background
Flowers- frosted pink, deep red, cyan, prussian blue, lemon, orange, ochre, caribbean blue, sea green, heather & grey lavender
Toadstools- sandstone, brown, champagne, pale brown, lipstick red, cranberry & dove grey
Tim Holtz 'tumbled glass' distress ink for the clouds

Papers & Embellishments
'purple & green' card from the 12 x 12 coloured stack by Papermania
My stash- A4 card for card base

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
X-cut Xpress
'Grass' extended die cut by Ellison
'Hello Friend' from the sentiments two set by Spellbinders
'Centre Stepper' make a card die cut by Presscut
6" squared 'cloud' Embossalicious embossing folder by Die'sire

Great to have you stop by, I will be around later today to visit you all. Off out to the vets with Charlie dawg, he needs a manicure lol xx
Hugs xx