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Saturday, 6 February 2016

Finally finished!!!

Well after weeks of cross stitching,I'm finally finished my glasses case and I am so pleased with the finished item....

it was stitched on 18 count aida so the stitches are tiny and working with gold can be a little tricky but I enjoyed every minute,I also added some material to the inside to match the gold theme....
I was going to give this away as a present but I like it too much so I bought myself new sun glasses for my holidays and decided to keep it,now onto my next project,not quite sure yet what it will be,you see I go to my craft room when making cards but when I'm in the living room watching tv I still like to be doing something so it may well be a little crochet!!!!

                                               Dorothy x

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Its Get Creative Challenge Time

Woohoo it's my first challenge as part of the Pink team for 2016 over at so get on over and join in with some fabulous ladies and fun challenges to win beautiful digital images and to show case your hard work,make friends and get followers for your blog!!
This particular challenge is sponsored by the extra talented  Nikki Burnette (the fantasy art of  Nikki Burnette) and the theme was fantasy/mythological. I choose a mermaid for my image and used spetrum noir pens to colour....
I really enjoyed colouring this and found myself smiling as I coloured,I also used some ric rac ribbon that has a silver sheen to it and some turquoise pearls,the little verse.....
I found on google and I just loved it,hope you do too!! Now a big thank you to our wonderful host Angie who as always works so hard to keep us all in line!!!! Don't forget now head on over to and join in,hope to see you there!

Dorothy x

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

What a start !!!

Oh my goodness I promised myself that I would blog at least once a week from the beginning of the year well that didn't happen,we've all been knocked of our feet with this dam flu bug!!!! Even my little granddaughter,who ended up having to take an enhaler to breathe(bless her),but today I had to blog as it's my granddaughters first birthday,a whole year has passed since she came into our lives,it's gone by so fast

we all went out to lunch,unfortunately my son-in-law couldn't get the time of work but it was still nice!
Just before Christmas someone on one of the cricut facebook groups put on that dafont was doing disney fonts for free so I was able to dowload these and I made these banners for my daughters house
then with the letters I cut out of the mickey ears I made a smaller banner
I was really happy with how these turned out,then finally I made her disney themed card
including a little sticky badge which she wore,I am so happy I have my cricut explore it's a crafter dream!!

Dorothy x

Sunday, 3 January 2016

Happy New Year

Oh my goodness a new year,where did the last one go,I really have let my blog go badly but have decided to make a real effort as people take the time to read it and I don't want to let the ladies I work with on our challenges down.I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a great New Year.Mine was fantastic with my family here,it was also my granddaughters 1st Christmas so it was really special and I won a few facebook competitions so that made it even better,this was a cross stitching bundle.....
I've been doing a little stitching over Christmas and letting my cards have a rest,I got this little kit free with a magazine a
I got this little frame as part of a bundle(well hubby bought me them when they were on sale) and along with my trusty cricut explore this is how it looks now
this is for my granddaughters bedroom,I'm so happy with how it turned out.I'm also glad to be back blogging,I'm looking forward to crafting a lot more.

                                             Dorothy x

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Back to crafting and a challenge!!

Good evening crafters this blog may be short as I'm so tired from travelling,we were in France at Disneyland and arrived home this morning.We drove to Dublin,got a ferry to Holyhead and then drove to Folkstown and went on Euro-tunnel to France and then drove up to Disney it was fantastic but very tiring journey!
 but enough about my holiday,we have a great challenge starting tomorrow (Monday 30th) over at Get Creative Challenges the theme is Holidays and I think we all went for Christmas !!! Our sponsor is Sami Stamps with some beautiful images for us to colour and create with,please come over and join in the fun,you won't regret it.A big thanks as always to our wonderful group leader Angie who works tirelessly to keep us all in line and does a marvellous job,this is my card for the challenge.....
the image was coloured with spectrum noir pencils and was printed on pearl cardstock,I'm not too happy with the writing or the wording but unfortunately theres not a lot I can do now.Just have to try harder next time!!!!

                                          Dorothy x

Sunday, 8 November 2015

No time at all!!

I don't know,time just seems to be getting away from me recently,I just don't have time to sit and write a blog and I do miss it.I am on so many groups on facebook and am getting so much inspiration it's fantastic and I was even able to find a fabulous Lady who sells vinyl and HTV for the cricut or any cutting machine,she's on facebook her page is craft cutter it's worth having a look the prices are great and she is such a nice person,I wont buy anywhere else now these are just some of what I've made recently using vinyl from ofcourse Crafty Cutter .....
what it say's on the glass is....'a party without wine is just a meeting' I thought this was funny,hopefully selling these for about £2 each....the next is.....

my thought is these could be done for aunt/uncle,mum/dad,mr/mrs almost anyone really would be filling with sweets and packaging them up pricing at £4
and lastly....

not quite finished this yet it needs something else apart from cookies inside but not sure what?? Still I am pleased with how everything is turning out.

                                      Dorothy x

Sunday, 1 November 2015

A very special challenge!

Well crafters its that time of the month again over at Get Creative Challenges but this time it's extra special as it's our birthday!! which is the theme for your card,as always a big thankyou to our sponsors who for this challenge there are 2,the wonderful Polka Doodles and our very own Angies Digi's.Angie our wonderful host not only works tirelessly on this fantastic page but is also a wonderful artist ,so a big congratulations to her and lets hope we have many more.My card is made using one of Angie's digi's and coloured with spectrum noir pens......
the background paper is from Kanban and I have added some black pearls,I just thought this image was really sweet and to be honest I am a bit of a crazy cat lady!!!
                       So why not head on over to GetCreativeChallenges and play along,come on what have you got to loose,come over and enjoy the party!!

                                                   Dorothy x