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Friday, 15 May 2015

Let's Hear The Music

Good morning have you had a good week. Have you plans for the weekend or are you just playing in your Craft room/space. If it is the later how about joining us at CRAFTY CATZ for a challenge.
This week our theme has been picked by yours truely. 
now this isnt a song title challenge we just want to see either Instruments, singers, musicians or just musical notes. so not so complicated really.
We have a brilliant sponsor that allowed us to play with some of their images.
with a prize of 5 images

Now my card I made is a pop up card for my nephew who turned 13 last week. He loves his music and used to sing for his school but since going to high school hasnt ventured there but can be heard singing most of the time around the house.
So i have a few picture to share with you
This is the from. Computer generated sentiment with Die cut numbers.
DP is actually some wrapping paper that was in a book. Die is a Joanna sheen

Next is the inside showing the POPUP. images coloured with my promarkers and dies are joanna sheen and tonic Birthday sentiment

close up of the band

Well I hope you like my nephew was really pleased with it and it got pride of place on the mantle.
So I guess it is now your turn. i do hope you can come and join us.
Thanks for popping by and dont forget CRAFT is having a Birthday Blog Hop with lots of prizes up for grab. Checkout the post below for details.
Well have great weekend whatever your up to.
Bye for now.


Thursday, 14 May 2015

Time to Celebrate with a CRAFT BLOG HOP - BIRTHDAYS

Happy Birthday To Us
Happy Birthday To Us
Happy Birthday Dear CRAFT Challenge
Happy Birthday To Us!

Can you believe it? CRAFT Challenge is already 6 years old. Originally started by Tracy from Just Tracy Crafts and with a DT mostly recruited from Trimcraft forum members (Hence the term CRAFT Challenge, which stood for Crafters Residing Are Friendly Trimmies. Or if you wished alternative meaning of Can't Remember A Flipping Thing) on the 4th of May 2009.

We have now grown to be a large team of Design Team Members from all around the world, supplemented with lots of Guest Designers who join us for a month at a time.

We have always welcomed all kinds of craft, not just paper craft (unless specifically stated so in the challenge at the time) and are happy to have such a large group of faithful followers.

So, how are we going to celebrate this milestone?

Well, how else can we celebrate than to have our yearly Blogaversary Blog Hop?

We all feature one of our sponsors for this blog hop on our blogs and I have the honour of featuring and offering a prize from the following sponsor. You can win this prize by adding your name to Inlinkz at the end of this post. I would love to see your comments as well.

The prize to be won is a selection of
ribbons from Crafty Ribbons .

How can you get to win any of the prizes provided by our sponsors?

That is easy! Just follow the route on our blog hop (you can also find that in our side banner), Our Blog Hop lasts for the duration of this challenge, which means a closing time of Wednesday 6pm GMT on the 20th of May 2015.

And here are our little rules for this challenge/blog hop:

What can you win on our challenge blog?

The winner of the winning sentence wins the special pack by Trimgym's Digital Stamps and Images.

You should have come here from Abby's blog and as you can see your next stop isBrenda's blog. The start and finish of this blog hop are at CRAFT Challenge Blog.

And here is my project for this week, hope you like it. I have used 'Connie Fung's Spring Fairy' by Sweet Pea Stamps.

I have coloured my image with promarkers, added lace and ribbon, Viva pearls, pearls, Tonic punches and die. DP is a old paper capsule collection

And now for our Blog Hop route:

CRAFT Challenge Blog (you are here at the start of the hop)
Aunty Sue (you are here now)
CRAFT Challenge Blog (you are here at the end of the hop)

And here is the letter to be collected on this blog:

Your next stop is Brenda's blog. Enjoy the rest of your hop! Don't forget to add your name to Inlinkz below to be in with a chance of winning the prize on my blog.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges
One sweet challenge - things with wings

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Farewell to Lisa

Good evening this week I had to make 2 Sympathy Cards for my neighbours. Sadly after hard battle with Cancer Lisa went to a better place. Her father and mother live across the road from me and they live round the corner. Her husband knows my son well. 
So I spent the morning of her funeral making the cards and thinking what ashame and how cruel life can be. She leaves 2 teenage children and thoughts of my own Mum and sister who bothe left teenagers and younger.
Well not to dwell and depress you all here is my cards. I kept both simple and in similar styles.
This was for her husband and children I think the sentiment says it all on the front

Image from Digi Stamp Boutique and sentiment from Pink Petticoat, Ribbon and gems from meiflower crafts

This one was for her parents

 flat view to show the gems on the flower

Image and sentiment Pink Petticoat and gems and ribbon from meiflower crafts

R.I.P - Lisa you will be missed but not forgotten

I was fairly pleased with how they turned out what do you think.

On a brighter note please pop back soon as this Thursday Craft are celebrating there birthday with a blog hop and some amazing sponsors so lots of prizes.