Thursday, 23 March 2017

Spring Birds

Evening peeps

Well, I am more confused then ever today.  Yesterday I went to hand in my notice at work only for the GSM to ask if I would wait until I have spoken to Dean, the Assistant Manager.  So today, I sat down with him to have a chat.  I told him that I wanted a my career back and to go back into management.  I have now got to wait until tomorrow, so he can speak to the GSM, I really didn't expect the reaction I have received, so it's made my decision a lot harder.


Anyway, I have made a card tonight with a spring feel to it.  The digital stamp is called Beautiful Birdhouse 1 from Polkadoodles and it has been coloured using Copics and ProMarkers.


Other materials used are:

White card stock
Digital patterned papers
Adirondack Earthtones Espresso ink pad
Memento Summer Sky ink pad
Heartfelt Creations Sweet Juliet die set
Crealies Set Of 3 Flowers No. 23 die set
Signature Collection Grand Floral die set
Spellbinders Draping Vines Elements die set
Tattered Lace Family Sentiments die set
Brown striped ribbon


I am entering this card into the following challenges:

My Time To Craft - Sketch
Color Inspiration Monday - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Add Dimension
Mod Squad Challenge Blog - Plant Kindness
Moving Along With The Times - Die Cut Flowers
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog - Use More Then One Die
Cute Card Thursday - Spring Fever
Petal Lu Challenge Blog - All About Whites
The Ribbon Girl Blog - Use Any Image
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog - Flowers Everywhere
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes

That's all for now.

Teresa
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Tuesday, 21 March 2017

A Hoot Of A Birthday

Evening peeps

I haven't had much time to craft over the last couple of days, I have had to replace it with research for a job interview.  I have never so much preparation for just a colleagues position.  The good news is that the interview went really and they how offered me the job today.  I just have to get over my nerves about starting with a new company after 10 years.


Anyway, I have made a very clean and simple male birthday card today.  The materials used are:

White card stock
Inkylicious Black Forest stamp
Memory Box Birthday Cloud die
Wow white embossing powder
Memento Bamboo Leaves ink pad
Memento New Sprout ink pad
Wooden Owl embellishment


I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafting By Designs - For A Man
Cute Card Thursday - Celebrations
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Come And Get It Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Guyz - Trees
The Male Room - Use Wood
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge Blog - A For Anything With Wings
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes
Kort 'o' Mania - A Card For A Man
CAS On Sunday - Sentiment
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Make My Monday Challenge Blog - White Embossing
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Happy Birthday


That's all for now.

Teresa
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Thursday, 16 March 2017

Spring Flowers

Evening peeps

I worked until 7 last night, so crafting went out of the window.  It was a quick nibble of food and then bed at 9 ready for a 4.30 alarm this morning.  It's something that I won't be doing again due to the fact that my Section Leader thought it would be OK to a much longer break then she is entitled to.


Anyway, I have calmed down a bit today and crafting this afternoon has help relieved the stress levels.  This digital stamp on this card is called Umbrella 1 from Bugaboo Stamps and it has been coloured using Copics and ProMarkers.


Other materials used are:

White card stock
Kraft card stock
Crafters Companion Picnic Plaid embossing folder
Imagination Crafts Arch Of Flowers stencil
Tim Holtz Spun Sugar Distress ink pad
Pink ribbon
Pearls


I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Digital Delights - Anything Goes
Your Next Stamp - Sketch And Colour Inspiration
 
CAS On Sunday - Umbrella
{PIN}spirational Challenges - Photo Inspiration
Craft Rocket Challenges - Make It Feminine
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes

That's all for now.

Teresa
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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

A Single Rose

Morning peeps

This is a first for me.  I have made a clean and simple card using just three different materials, white card, ProMarkers and Your Next Stamp Stitched Border die.  I have not added any embellishments because I don't think it really needs any.


The digital stamp is called Roses And Butterflies from Bugaboo Stamps and it has been coloured in shades of green.


I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Time Out Challenges - Friendship With Twist of Spotlight Stamping
Alphabet Challenge Blog - Z For Zero Embellishments
Catch The Bug Challenge Blog - Birds, Bees And Butterflies
Come And Get It Challenges - Things With Wings
Color Inspiration Monday - Anything Goes
Butterfly Challenge - Mint Green
City Crafter Challenge Blog - Spring Is Around The Corner
Mod Squad Challenge - Pop It Out
Ooh La La Creations - Spring Is In The Air
Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge - Anything Goes
CCC Digi Creations - For The Girls
Crafty Creations Challenges - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - Flowers
Double D Challenges - Things That Fly
Words 2 Craft By - Proverbs
Sparkles Monthly Challenges - Let's Go Green
Oddball Art Stamps - You're My Best Friend


That's all for now.

Teresa
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Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Colourful Thanks

Evening peeps

Well the big announcement at work was leaked to the press, so they are now trying to rush through all the colleague meetings, this company never gets it right.  


It turns out that they are offering a pay rise for anyone that is willing to sign a flexible hours contract.  That's great, but it feels like they are giving in one hand and taking from the other.  Along with this contract, your breaks will become unpaid and you will be required to work every Bank Holiday.  So far, everyone that I have spoken to has said no.  Give it a couple of years and we will probably all be forced to sign it.


Anyway, I have made a quick Thank You card tonight.  Materials used are:

White card stock
Digital patterned papers
Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms stamp and die set
Spellbinders Marisa's Bouquet die set
Spellbinders Sentiments Two die set
Wow white embossing powder
Copic Markers
White pearl

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Moving Along With The Times - Rainbow Colours
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Thank You Cards
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog - Anything But Birthday
Make My Monday Challenge Blog - Colours Of The Rainbow
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Thank You Cards
Sunny Day Crafting - Rainbows

That's all for now.

Teresa
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Steampunk Birthday

Evening peeps

Today is the first day that I have really regretted dropping down from a Section Leader and that all stems from how nosy I am.  There is a big announcement due at work and all the Managers and Section Leaders were told about today, the colleagues, however, have got to wait for 3 weeks before they found out.  I find it really hard not knowing what is going on, so I will probably spend the next 3 weeks nagging them all.


Anyway, I have gone with a steampunk themed card tonight.  Materials used are:

White card stock
Brown card stock
Gold Centura Pearl card stock
Digital patterned paper
Crafters Companion Checkerplate embossing folder
Sheena Douglass Time Traveller die
Signature Collection Cogs And Gears die set
Adirondack Earthtones Espresso ink pad
Metal Key charm


I am entering this card into the following challenges:

The Male Room - Steampunk
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff - Dry Embossing
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Masculine
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

That's all for now.

Teresa
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Sunday, 12 March 2017

Spring

Evening peeps

Just another quick post tonight before I go off to bed.  This card has a spring feel to it.


The digital stamp is called Springtime from All Dressed Up and it has been coloured using Copics and ProMarkers.


Other materials used are:

White card stock
Digital patterned paper
Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies XXL No. 23 die set
Signature Collection Grand Floral die set
Xcut Someone Special die set
Tim Holtz Mowed Lawn Distress ink pad
Memento Bahama Blue ink pad
Memento Summer Sky ink pad


I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Die Cuttin Divas - Sketch
The Paper Shelter - Dots And / Or Stripes
Crafty Gals Corner - Polka Dots And / Or Stripes
4 Craft Chicks - Spring Fever With Sponging
Crafting By Designs - 3 Patterned Papers
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Spring
Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge Blog - Spring Colours
Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog - Anything But Birthday
Cupcake Inspirations - Photo Inspiration

Glitter 'n' Sparkle Challenge Blog - Use Some Green
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog - Dots And / Or Stripes
Cut It Up - Think Green
Morgan's Art World - Include A Sentiment

That's all for now.

Teresa
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