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Tuesday, 31 December 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS ALL THE BEST FOR 2014


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Monday, 30 December 2013

Excited wohooo

All aboard - yep that will be us later today for a few days R&R, bobbing along on the ocean so relaxing....
After the year we have had my husband deserves some relaxation... will be taking my copics and digis for in the cabin - lovely cant wait ... see you all when we get back.

oh!! and as I wont be here I would like to wish you all the best for 2014.


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Sunday, 29 December 2013

Craft All Day Winter challenge

craft all day challenge



Image used copyright of The Stamping Chef
Used pro markers to colour image
Create paper pad for backing paper 
Embellishments from craft stasho

SUPRISE SUPRISE CORINNE & IRENE

Happy Birthday Corinne and Irene on your birthdays.  

Two special ladies that have done so much for Betty aka (SBS) that she wanted to show how much they are both appreciated.  We hope you both enjoy your surprise and have a fantastic time on you birthdays


Corinne's and Irene's Birthday Hop


Happy Birthday Corrine

Happy Birthday Irene

Betty Roberts ( Vannessa Bland,Carmen Shannon, Barbara Haines Ettinger) http://simplybettystamps.blogspot.com/
Tanja Charles,BreAnn McFarland, Samantha Valantean http://craft-teeinthecity.blogspot.com/
Tanya Johnson http://little-scrapper.blogspot.com/
Jackie Rakoski-Diediker http://stampingsister.blogspot.com/
Sian Hillman http://serendipity-cards.blogspot.co.uk/
Lucy Gregg http://loopylass2010.blogspot.co.uk/
Karen Pimblett http://www.kraftykarensblogspot.co.uk/wordpress
Maggie Cox Schoener www.maggiescathouse.blogspot.com
Wendy Billings www.jazzydoodledesigns.com
Darcy Schroeder http://craftingwithdarcy.blogspot.com/
Sheri Scraps www.mammasscrappin.blogspot.com
Bettina Leikvoll www.bettandshobbykrok.blogspot.com
Lori Gauerke www.thehappystamperinwisconsin.blogspot.com
Christin Myhre www.christinmyhre.no
Vicky Fortier http://crafting-vicky.blogspot.ca/
Katya Bess Www.kattyxotica.blogspot.com
Danni Bindel http://dannisdreamscrafts.blogspot.com/
Stacey Schofield www.lasatas.blogspot.com 
Jackie Randolph http://papermoments.blogspot.com/
Emily Shroom http://emilyshroom.blogspot.com.au/
Samantha Valantean www.timelesscrafter.blogspot.com
Kay Mowat http://kaym74.blogspot.com/
Ruza Stevanovic Rebel http://ruzascraftcorner.blogspot.com/
Cindye Wile http://nscropper.blogspot.ca/
Lisa Howell www.mindovermattercreations.com
Veronica Chasteen Rosenshein www.artbyveronica.blogspot.com
Kathy Smyth Www.kathyjsmyth.blogspot.com
Robin Bogle http://www.rcz28.blogspot.com/
Melissa Whaley Varga www.cheesestampersinparadise.blogspot.com
Sharon Gerber Brown http://mrslumpys.blogspot.com/ 
Roz Gold Wolfe http://wolfepak5.blogspot.com/
Trish TheDish Sakulich http://scrappintillthecowscomehome.blogspot.com/
Sharman DeLuca http://sharman33.blogspot.com/
Kathy Johnson Gillon http://kathyand3kids.blogspot.com/
Lisa Lucas Nelson http://distinctivelmnts.blogspot.com/
Berenice Rendon http://www.karbersweetescape.blogspot.com/
Heath Whitlock www.slightlymadbut.blogspot.com
Stacy Stratis www.AnastasiasArts.blogspot.com
Louise Mann http://louisescraftycards.blogspot.co.uk/
Rio Judy Ford http://mommylittlecrafterincrime.blogspot.com/
Lori Gauerke http://thehappystamperinwisconsin.blogspot.com/
Sharette Smith http://scrappernthemaking.blogspot.com/ 
Elisabete Olivera Balcavage Www.thebalcavages.blogspot.com
Celina ScrapVamp Matthews www.ScrapVamp.blogspot.com


Hope you enjoyed your Hopping

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Wednesday, 18 December 2013

WHO LOVES TSC? - WE DO! want to know why ....


WHO LOVES TSC? - WE DO! 
 and the reason being ... Tamara is always thinking of others....

Well morning to all you crafters out there, and for those who like new challenges, look no further as TSC have a new forum with loads of things to do. Why! I hear you ask, we like the TSC Recipe Challenges and the TSC Blog Challenges....  Tamara is aware of this but there are quite a few people who are missing out on her fantastic images, because they don't use Facebook or blogs.

There will still be lots going on in TSC Recipe and TSC Blog so don't rule them out.  However, if you want to be a part of a wider range of monthly challenges and the chance to win 2 TSC digi images of your choices from each challenge then the TSC Forum is the place to be.  Just register, say hello and then you will be all set to play.  The Challenges are all live and they are on a MONTHLY basis.

But thats not all....WHAT!! even more... Yes there is more, lots lots more....from photography, buying and selling, to general chit chat, and showing we care....but i'm not going to tell you everything you will have to go and see for yourself.

Dont miss out on all the fun, get over to the forum today, register, say hello and your done.....

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Monday, 16 December 2013

Stuck for a Present - look no further...

If your anything like me, you not only have Christmas to contend with, but also, Birthdays and Anniversaries.  You don't want to buy the same old boring things, like a bottle of plonk, chocolates, flowers, etc, well, why not buy one of Emily Wards gift certificates instead.  You can find out more information about these on her website and Facebook page.

Go and have a browse around her fabulous gallery of prints.... while your browsing have a look at her portraits, landscapes, pets and more commission work.  You wont be disappointed.

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Emily Ward - Artist

Today is the day I attend my art classes, and it is run by a local artist Emily Ward.  Her paintings are so inspiring and they bring back such treasured memories of my childhood.

Emily does a lot of thing in the local community and helps to raise funds for our local Oncology Unit

You can look at her paintings and prints here.

How lucky am I to be in the presence of such a talented person.

Have a good day every one.

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Sunday, 15 December 2013

New Crafting Goodies

Had some happy post yesterday woohoo, cant wait to try it but it will have to wait :(  got some pressing things to do first, like finish my Christmas shopping hahha ..... so behind with it all this year.  Christmas cards to write, and then catch up on my SBS colouring and then and only then might I get a chance to try it out  - phew ... I think there is some house work and food shopping to be done as well ..

I can hear you all shouting - well come on then tell us what it is that you got -  hmmmm shall I or shan't I.... lets see if you can guess what it is x

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All Good Things Come To An End

All good things must come to an end- and I have to say thank you to Tamar aka The Stamping Chef for giving me the opportunity of being in her DT Team.  It was a privilege to be able to colour and use her amazing images in my projects,

Time for change, which is why I signed up on Stamping Betty's colouring tutorials, which are amazing and helping me with different colouring  techniques..

It is also time to try and get the confidence to get back in to the working society after being out of the working scene due to ill health  for 18 months.  I wont ever be in full health, but need to break free from the inside of my home, which is a challenge in itself and go and say hello to the outside world.

I have some amazing friends which I have know for years, who don't always understand me, and I have met some truly genuine people in the groups I have been part of  and those I am still a part of, who do not always understand me either but do not judge me either.

for those people who would rather judge me rather than get to know me all I ask is this ...
' do not judge me till you have walked in my shoes'

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Mark's Works Xmas Party

Morning peeps, what a wonderful night we had at Newcastle Racecourse (hubbys works xmas party). Excellent company (especially as Mark was there lol ), excellent food and entertainment.  A good night had by all.



















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Saturday, 14 December 2013

TSC Saturday Spotlight Designer

Saturday is here and its time for a new Spotlight Designer at TSC.

Come on.. hop over to TSC blog and congratulate this weeks TSC Spotlight Designer.  Why not join in the TSC challenges, using the amazing images by Tamara ,you never know it could be you next time.


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Thursday, 12 December 2013

Nadéah - Odile [Official Video] (+playlist)

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Crafty Girls Challenge 8 - 12th December Theme - Anything Goes


Its 12th December and not long for Santa !!  This is the last CG Challenge of the year, and what an amazing year it has been.

It's astonishing how many of you love to enter CG Challenges and the projects you all produce are fantastic, thank you all very much.

CG Challenge 8 is 'Anything Goes' and we have not one! not two! but FOUR fantastic sponsors,

Sassy Studio

Go check out CGChallenges Blog to see the results of Challenge 7- you never know it might be you!!

Finally I wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and would love it if you could return to us on 9 January 2014 for another fantastic year of fun and laughter.

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Wednesday, 11 December 2013

WHO LOVES TSC? Want to know Why !


WHO LOVES TSC? - WE DO!  and the reason being ... Tamara is always thinking of others....

Well morning to all you crafters out there, and for those who like new challenges, look no further as TSC have a new forum with loads of things to do. Why! I hear you ask, we like the TSC Recipe Challenges and the TSC Blog Challenges....  Tamara is aware of this but there are quite a few people who are missing out on her fantastic images, because they don't use Facebook or blogs.

There will still be lots going on in TSC Recipe and TSC Blog so don't rule them out.  However, if you want to be a part of a wider range of challenges and the chance to win 2 TSC digi images of your choices from each challenge then the TSC Forum is the place to be.  Just register, say hello and then you will be all set to play.  The Challenges are all live and they are on a MONTHLY basis.

But thats not all....WHAT!! even more... Yes there is more, lots lots more....from photography, buying and selling, to general chit chat, and showing we care....but i'm not going to tell you everything you will have to go and see for yourself.

Dont miss out on all the fun, get over to the forum today, register, say hello and your done.....

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Tuesday, 10 December 2013

WOW look at this amazing offer from Tamara

OMG how amazing is this offer from Tamara - aka TSC.... Talk about Christmas coming early, what you waiting for get yourself over to the TSC Store and buy buy buy....



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Saturday, 7 December 2013

WHO LOVES TSC? - WE DO! ... Want to know why!

WHO LOVES TSC? - WE DO!  and the reason being ... Tamara is always thinking of others....

Well morning to all you crafters out there, and for those who like new challenges, look no further as TSC have a new forum with loads of things to do. Why! I hear you ask, we like the TSC Recipe Challenges and the TSC Blog Challenges....  Tamara is aware of this but there are quite a few people who are missing out on her fantastic images, because they don't use Facebook or blogs.

There will still be lots going on in TSC Recipe and TSC Blog so don't rule them out.  However, if you want to be a part of a wider range of challenges and the chance to win 2 TSC digi images of your choices from each challenge then the TSC Forum is the place to be.  Just register, say hello and then you will be all set to play.  The Challenges are all live and they are on a MONTHLY basis.

But thats not all....WHAT!! even more... Yes there is more, lots lots more....from photography, buying and selling, to general chit chat, and showing we care....but i'm not going to tell you everything you will have to go and see for yourself.



Dont miss out on all the fun, get over to the forum today, register, say hello and your done.....



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Crafty Madness: New TSC Challenge - Anything Goes

Crafty Madness: New TSC Challenge - Anything Goes

TSC Saturday Spotlight Designer

Saturday is here and its time for a new Spotlight Designer at TSC.

Come on.. hop over to TSC blog and congratulate this weeks TSC Spotlight Designer.  Why not join in the TSC challenges, using the amazing images by Tamara ,you never know it could be you next time.
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Friday, 6 December 2013

TSC New Releases, Forum and Challenges


Come on over and take a peek at the New TSC forum, you wont be disappointed there is something for every one, loads of challenges, tutorials, selling and buying the list goes on...


New Releases
Oh my goodness, Tamara aka TSC is on overdrive and she is producing some fantastic new images.  There are to many too choose from, so why not pop into the TSC store and pick some up, there is something for every one.  The New releases are on a special discount for a limited period, and I would hate for you to miss out ... 

Why  not pop over and join the TSC Recipe Facebook page where you can join in the name game where you get two attempts to name Tamara's new release, and the winning name gets a free copy,  whooho how good is that...


 Look at Sweet Treats how adorable is it  ( this image is no longer on discount) ....





To make this card I used ....

TSC Sweet Dreams digi image
Coloured using promarkers
Tonic Die
Backing paper from Creata
Kanban sentiment and flower embellishment
pre cut card
Butterflies from stash

Challenge Entered http://creatachallenge.blogspot.co.uk/



Happy Crafting

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Wednesday, 4 December 2013

New TSC Challenge - Anything Goes

TSC has a new anything goes challenge starting today on the TSC blog, and the Design Team have done some fantastic examples to help and inspire you.

Here is what I have made...


TSC image Laylah  (TSC Store) coloured using Promarkers
6x6 scalloped card
Creata ink pad
Creata backing paper
Tonic die
gold dots from stash

Well its all go over at TSC, with the new TSC forum, the names games on TSC recipe and Saturday spotlight designer don't miss out get on over and join in the fun.
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Sunday, 1 December 2013

IT'S LIVE - WOHOO - COLOUR COMBO CHALLENGE

Good morning peeps, today TSC Forum Challenges went live.  I am very excited about this as I am hosting the Colour Combo Challenge and I would love it if you would join me.   While you're there have a look around the forum there are lots of other challenges and things going on, something to suit everyone.  

You dont have to make a card, it can be anything as long as you use one of the TSC images. If your not that confident in making things, just colour the image and post that and what your confidence grow...  The winner will win 2 TSC digi's done by Tamaras own fair hands

You can purchase TSC images from the store or join TSC Recipe page on facebook and play along with the name game with a chance to win a hot of the press TSC digi.  Visit the TSC Blog and see what is going on.

There is something for everyone and if not just ask, you never know, after all 'shy bairns get nowt'.

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Saturday, 30 November 2013

TSC New Forum - Challenges Galore and much, much more...

WHO LOVES TSC? - WE DO!  and the reason being ... Tamara is always thinking of others....

Well morning to all you crafters out there, and for those who like new challenges, look no further as TSC have a new forum with loads of things to do. Why! I hear you ask, we like the TSC Recipe Challenges and the TSC Blog Challenges....  Tamara is aware of this but there are quite a few people who are missing out on her fantastic images, because they don't use Facebook or blogs.

There will still be lots going on in TSC Recipe and TSC Blog so don't rule them out.  However, if you want to be a part of a wider range of challenges and the chance to win 2 TSC digi images from each challenge then the TSC Forum is the place to be.  Just register, say hello and then you will be all set to play.  The Challenges will all be going live on 1 December 2013.

But thats not all....WHAT!! even more... Yes there is more, lots lots more....from photography, buying and selling, to general chit chat, and showing we care....but i'm not going to tell you everything you will have to go and see for yourself.

Dont miss out on all the fun, get over to the forum today, register, say hello and your done.....


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TSC Saturday Spotlight Designer

Saturday is here and its time for a new Spotlight Designer at TSC.

Come on.. hop over to TSC blog and congratulate this weeks TSC Spotlight Designer.  Why not join in the TSC challenges, using the amazing images by Tamara ,you never know it could be you next time.

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Friday, 29 November 2013

Exciting thing going on at TSC

TSC aka Tamara has been celebrating their first birthday this month and she has had lots going on, and still going on. if you want to win some digi's head over to the TSC Recipe page. Join in the name game, play on the blog hop, which Tamara teamed up with Stamping Betty,lots to win...

There is even more exciting new coming your way soon, so make sure you keep reading the TSC blog and recipe pages.

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Its Official - wohoo

I just have to share my good news with you all. I received my certificate for my paper crafting and my badge and so its official I passed wohooo.


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Goodbye Paul gone but not forgotten x

As some of you know, we had some heart wrenching news on 8 November 2013.  My husband lost one of his brothers suddenly and unexpectedly and we have all been in a bit of a turmoil getting things sorted out, organising the funeral etc.  We had the funeral a week ago today and he had a really good send off, we celebrated his life not his death, which was what he would have wanted..  We had some somber music 'The sound of Silence' by Simon and Garfunkel going into the chapel,




They talked about his life and achievements and some of the fun stuff, and we left the chapel with the uplifting 'Ying tong' song by the Goons, which lightened the whole atmosphere and was right up Pauls street. The last song was a well kept secret and it was lovely to hear every one laugh as they left the chapel, smiling and remembering Paul.

For those of you too young to remember here it is ....

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Thursday, 28 November 2013

Crafty Girls Challenge 7- Anything Goes

Good evening peeps - I'm a bit late in posting so I hope you can forgive me - First let me announce the Winners who are No:  61 HeidiD who has won 7 digi images from Bugaboo and No: 273 Debbie S has won 3 images from The Stamping Chef - well done ladies..  Now the Top 3 are No: 58 ElaineNo: 32 Julie GleesonNo: 141 Deonna B, congratulations to you all.

Crafty Girls challenges have started a new Challenge today - the theme is Anything Goes.  The sponsors are Milk Coffee, and the winner will receive 3 of their digi images and Floppy Lattes is offering a shop voucher.

Pop over to the Crafty Girls challenge blog and see the inspiration the DT's have left for you.


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Crafty Girls Challenge 7 - 28th November Theme - Anything Goes

Wow its amazing how many of you love to enter our challenges and we are thrilled to have you all submit your entries.  The projects you all produce are fantastic and it is great looking at them, thank you all very much.

Our Challenge 7 is  Anything Goes and we have two great sponsors, the first being Floppy Lattes  and the second being Milk Coffee.

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Monday, 25 November 2013

TSC Official 1st Birthday Bash

 Challenges, Blog Hops, Giveaways, Prizes - its all going on today over at TSC Birthday Bash

Today TSC and SBS have a fantastic fun challenge for you to bring out the Goddess in you!
Betty and Tamara have come up with two AWESOME Goddesses to challenge your skills with!

  • Persephone by Betty of SBS 
  • Nile Goddess, by TSC .

You can pick these up for just $1.00 a piece ...Amazing ... but only for for 24 hours, after that they will be back to the regular price, but you can still enter the challenge! Whoohoo!!  So what you waiting for get yourself over to the stores...




Each stamp company if offering a $10 gift certificate for the winning project using their image

C'mon play along!!   You really dont want to miss out so make sure you have your project uploaded to the blue Inky Linky Froggie on the SBS blog date before December 8th.

to find out what other great things are going on today, make sure you pop in to TSC Recipe Facebook page and TSC Blog page.
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Wednesday, 20 November 2013

TSC New Challenge #7 'Easel Cards'

Apologies for the lack of activity of late, its a sad time for our family and most of my free time is taken up at the moment.  I am trying to blog as much as I can but I have had no time to do any colouring or crafting.

Right! lets lighten the mood and remind you all it's Wednesday and time for a new challenge on TSC blog.  This is the last fortnightly challenge and the theme is 'Easel Cards'.  What !!! last one I hear you scream lol ... don't worry its all good, you will be getting more challenges starting 4 December as they are going to be weekly .. Wohoo...  that's not all there's more... More I hear you say!, yep, for those who do nor have Facebook, or maybe don't blog, we don't want you missing out so we are opening a TSC forum on 1 December, with lots more things to do.

Go on  pop over to the TSC blog and see what the DT's have made to inspire you.

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