Monday, 29 February 2016

March - Show Us Some GREEN

Well welcome to March, and we are hoping I am sure, that it will "come in like a Lion and go out like a Lamb"  I think we are all needing a sign of spring, coming to life.

Before we head to the challenge, we have our Winner from our February Challenge:-

Marianne's Craft Room

Congratulations Marianne
Please email Avril at
with your choice of Images
As winner you are invited to be a Guest Designer
for our April challenge - if you would like to take
up the offer - also let Avril - at know.

Please also feel free to take our Winner's Badge
for your Blog, Marianne.

Thank you to all who took part, I hope we will see you in our March Challenge.

We are here with our March Challenge - Show Us Some Green.

BARB - Guest Designer for March 2016

“Hi, my name is Barb Williams and I live in a village in Northampton-shire in England.  I’m absolutely delighted to be a Guest designer here for March.   I’ve been crafting since I was a little girl when my Nan taught me to embroider and Mum taught me to knit.  Over the years I’ve tried all sorts of crafts including tapestry, metal embossed pictures and I was a china painter for over ten years.  My great love now is card making and I manage to do some most days. 
Delicious Doodles has an amazing selection of digital stamps and the one I have used for my card today is called Dragon Shield.  It was a no brainer for me really as dragons have to be red or green, don’t they!!! “

Here is Barb's amazing card for our March challenge:- Thank you Barb for such a fabulous make.

Guest Designer - Barb


Monday, 1 February 2016

Love is in the Air

Good Morning to all you gorgeous people!
I hope the first month of the year has not seen those New Year resolutions start and end within the 31 days. That's the reason I gave up on making them in the first place, "I can resist everything except temptation" applies so aptly in my case. Maybe you'd like to tell us of your resolutions that have survived or that have bitten the dust?

Did you know that Teri's other venture - that of colouring books, has taken the world by storm? You really need to check them out!  Amazon has the Gothic Halloween and there are other pages at the shop.

Ok, Ok , I know, I know......
you all want to know who won last month's challenge using your "Leftovers".....

Congratulations - Barb, Please Contact with your
choice of images and of course whether you want to be a guest designer  as part of your prize (as promised)

Please also feel free to add our Winner's Badge to your blog.

Our 1st GDT is Hazel Harris, here is a bit about Hazel:-

For as long as I can remember, I have been interested in crafting of some sort or another, hence the name Craftyhazelnut! As a child I was often ill and off school, so my time was often taken up with some form of crafting – embroidery, knitting, sketching and anything that involved cutting and sticking.

As an adult, for a few years, with work commitments, etc., crafty things fell into the background a bit, but until fairly recently I always had some knitting, crocheting or cross stitching on the go.

Cross stitching is how I got into card making, then I started to produce cards on the computer and then paper crafting itself about fourteen years ago, mainly card making, but I also do some scrapbooking, altering etc.

Crafting is such a good way of relaxing and trying to forget about the aches and pains! I find that entering challenges keeps me up to date with trying new things that perhaps I wouldn’t otherwise try. I sell cards to raise money for charities – this includes Christmas cards, so I need to make a lot throughout the year, which is why I started my own Christmas challenge blog. I also have a challenge blog for using patterned paper.
Here is Hazel's Card:-

Many thanks Hazel for being an awesome GDT, Your card is fantastic,  hope to see you again.

Onto our delicious DT inspiration for February. This is, traditionally, the "Loving" month so what better theme

Anything that depicts love as a central theme

Using the image "Beautiful Swimming Seahorses

Using image Rosie

Crafting Vicky

 using Emo Valentine Fairy


 using Just Purr-fect


 Susan S
using Valentina

Have fun everyone
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