Friday, 19 December 2014

Penguin Pals for Crafty Ribbons

Hiya peeps,

This is a scheduled post for my part of a new challenge over at Crafty Ribbons Challenge.....

Well, we have come to the end of our challenges for this year...we are having a little Christmas break so this challenge is only running for 1 week and it ends next wednesday  Christmas Eve!
But...... we will be back again 8/1/15 so dont forget about 

If you haven't already joined in with our 12 days of Christmas over on the Crafty Ribbons Inspiration blog you are missing out...we have lots of sponsors over the 12 days still some days left as it goes on till Christmas Eve so why not pop on over and see what you need to do, you will find some more fab inspiration from the DT.

Now for this weeks challenge which is 


so any creation with penguins in/on and dont forget to use ribbon as we are ribbon blog after all

The prize for this challenge is one of these amazing Goodie Bags.

The image, called Bubbles as Santa, the button and both sorts of ribbons used are all from Crafty Ribbons so please, if you like them, check them out HERE.

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

An apology and a Christmas wish

Hiya peeps

Im sorry to say that I will be unable to post any new makes until after Christmas as Im feeling so ill.
Ive got stomach problems, feeling hot & cold in a second & a right hacking cough.
Ive suspended my DT posts for the 3 DT's, A Crafty Mess, Crafty Ribbons & Crafting Musketeers for this month but hopefully I will be back in late December or early New Year with an update.

I would like to Thank you all, for your beautiful comments to my makes, your fabulous support and general interest in the things I make. I do value your opinions and really really appreciate you.

I would like to wish you all, a very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year

{{{{Happy Christmas Crafting Hugs}}}}

Marg xxx

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

A special event coming up from Crafty Ribbons & the DT members...

Hello there...Im here as I thought I would just let you all know we are having a 

yah..12 days of sponsors starting on the 13th Dec uptil Christmas Eve
The DT have busy using lots of CRAFTY RIBBONS and some sponsor images on their 
creations for this event so be sure to pop by and say hello as there is prizes everyday.
Hope to see you there
Enjoy the rest of the week 
stay safe
x crafty ribbon team x

Ellie the Elephant on a card....

Hiya peeps

This is a card that I made a short while ago but I never got round to posting it on any media site...and when I saw that Bunny Zoe's Crafts December Challenge where the theme is Buttons, I knew that I had to enter this card to the challenge...
The image is from Wild Rose Studios and is called "Ellie's Present"
I wanted to use a lot of "fuss" on this card and I think I have used just enough.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Bunny Zoe's Craft Challenge for December, theme is Buttons      ends 11th Jan 2015

Sunday, 7 December 2014

A Crafty Mess DT cards

Hiya peeps.

Please find, below, my 2 cards for the latest challenge post over at A Crafty Mess challenge No 2-Anything Goes/Traditional Christmas Colours.
We had a huge amount of responses to last months and I know that all of our DT members are hoping to attract roughly the same amount for this challenge theme..
For my first card for this challenge, I used  the Candy Canes Bells Ho Ho Ho by Bugaboo and coloured them using Sakura metallic pens, matt & layering the image on top of pure black card and then gluing it to white glitter card and added the two colours of ribbon and the little bronze effect star.

For the second card I used Lily Fairy by Stitchy Bear which I coloured in using a mixture of Promarkers and Flexmarkers, die cut it out using a scalloped circle and then topped that on
to a larger die cut scalloped circle (from the Grand Scalloped Circle Die set) in a beautiful spring green card. The image & topper was then stuck on to the base card which has been layered with a beautiful pastel green gingham check paper. I added a gorgeous butterfly printed ribbon and a grass green coloured thin beaded chain (at an angle), finishing off with 5 small different lime green buttons. I also stuck a layer of the pastel green gingham check paper to the inside of the card. I hope you like them both as much as I do.

Monday, 1 December 2014

A clean & simple DT application card

Hiya crafters and handcrafted card lovers,

Im showcasing a beautiful clean & simple card that I have made today for a Design Team application that I would like to pass on to Noor Designs UK to see if they will consider me to
be a worthy crafter for their fabulous company & website.

About me:
I am a 53 year old disabled single parent to a 17 year old daughter and also mother to my eldest daughter who is married and has given me 2 lovely grandsons. I have been crafting for most of my life, but mainly card making for the last 6+ years on a continual progress as I am no longer able to work due to my disabilities. I craft, therefore, to keep  my mind and my hands active. I love to craft as I can not just sit about watching the television or surfing the net. I class crafting as not only my life, but also my therapy. I adore all sorts of images and can work with both digital and rubber stamps. I own a Grand Calibur and a Big Shot. along with a fair collection of assorted dies, of which, unfortunately, consists of only the two sets of "Joy" dies that I have used for this application card and that I have taken photos of & placed in this blog post as I dont know the names of the die sets.

Why am I good enough or even the "one" for Noor Designs??? I believe I am, this is due to the diversity of my creating. I can create all types of cards for all occasions, I can sew and I can upcycle.  I can go from Clean & Simple to completely covered in lace, ribbon, an image, sentiment, flowers, etc.  I am not a complete expert in colouring but I do a really good job.  I also believe that my artistic background does really help me with the design/layout of the card/creation I work on. I can pick up a piece of card or paper and work out, expertly as to what/where and how I am going to use it.

My media sites:  I hope you can see that in my work that you can view on here on my Blog, on my Pinterest account, Cards By Marg at Pinterest, and on both of my Facebook pages, my personal page (Marg Byatt) and my handmade crafts page of Cards By Marg.

Other Design Team's:
Crafty Ribbons Website & Crafty Ribbons Challenge Blog,..  member for almost 10 months

Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog member for over 12 months

A Crafty Mess Challenge Blog a new challenge blog that only started in November 2014

I hope you have enjoyed reading about me and that you will, wishfully, choose me to be the newest
member of your wonderful Design Team. I am sure you wont be disappointed if you do. ;)

The photos of my (beautiful even if I say so myself) 8 x 8 inch Christmas card using an image of 2 geese by Little Claire's Designs (part of the Christmas Geese clear stamp set) along with an exclusive black & white ribbon from Crafty Ribbons (given to me as part of the DT privileges).
The white linen effect base and all the red different texture cardstock is from Papermill Direct, the faux pearl effect flower string is from That Craft Place via Facebook shop page, the mirror card is from Creata via Create & Craft tv. The small "crystals" that make up the star are from a seller on ebay and are labelled crystal.
I really hope you do like this card as much as I do, and I await your reply with hope and anticipation.

Thank you for taking the time to read my application and I hope you enjoy all of your viewing.,

Warmest Regards

Margaret Byatt

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Buckwells Crafty Challenge #3, theme is "Use the colour RED"   ends 5pm 15th Dec 2014

Scribble and Scrap Challenge #32, theme is "Anything Goes"     ends 6pm 6th Dec 2014

The Stamping Chef Challenge #57, theme is "Anything Goes"     ends 6pm 2nd Dec 2014