Friday, 21 October 2016

Good morning....

Good morning....Challenge day here again at Crafty Catz and this week we have our teamie Donna choosing  anything goes with a twist of embossing. We hope you enjoy the twist.
We are sponsored by

Here is my card
The image was kindly given by our sponsor, coloured with PM's, snowflake embossing folder, hobbycraft papers. punched snowflakes with gems from stash.

I hope you have a little sunshine while it is half term, I have a busy week coming up!

Hugs Tilly x

Friday, 14 October 2016

Good morning......

Good morning from Crafty Catz challenge, this week we have our lovely Jac choosing the theme 'all tied up'
We are sponsored this week by

Here is my card

Heart ands swirls embossing folder dusted with marmalade distress ink, inkylicious sentiment, sue wilson die, leaf punch, gems and ribbon from stash
I am entering these challenges;

Southern girls,---------------punches and dies

Crafting by design-------------add a sentiment

Inspiration destination---------------anything goes

Crafty addicts--------------anything goes with autum colours

Crafty sentiment------------------anything goes

Lemon shortbread---------------anything goes

I hope you have had a good week, with something nice lined up at the weekend. It has been lovely here and I want to get more of the garden tidied up before winter, I am going into town first to see our new (enlarged)  Hospice shop,  then there is cards to make and sewing to finish, The sun is shining so better get going!

Hugs Tilly x

Friday, 7 October 2016

Good afternoon all,........

I am joining in today with Annie,s smiles. and last week brought much to smile about. I always go across the Pennines to Doncaster to help Julia Cotterill on her McMillan coffee day. (Some of you will remember her from our Do-craft days ) I went over Wednesday morning with a car full of stuff including soup for our lunch. I was put to work straight away with stiring, cooking, peeling, lots of washing up so we could use the utensils again.....I stayed over at a Motel opposite the racecourse....basic, but clean bedding and towels, lots of hot water and comfy bed. Ater all, I was only there overnight and an hour in the morning!! Thursday saw the start of peeling apples ready for apple pies, a production line, I roll the pastry, Julia does the filling and then friend Susan wets and sugar sprinkles and keeps an eye on browning.
Lots of laughs all day including which side of the Pennines is the best, a running joke. Trifles to finish, posh cakes to make..... she even shouted at me saying I was grating chocolate the wrong way !!! I ask you !! how can you grate wrongly,???? only one sharp side !!! she took it off me and showed me how it should be done..... I was pushing the chocolate and she was pulling it !!!! SAME END RESULT !! PMSL.....
On the day she is open 9am to 9pm...... Julia and the lovely Alan were 'Mine Host's'

Part of the jams and chutneys which Julia makes during the year... plus setting out cakes for sale and  there was a huge amount of stuff for sale on the craft table and more in the living room.....

I was in on a secret of Angie (from Do-crafts again) travelling 280 miles to be with us for the day, Julia's face was a picture when she opened the door lol....she brought with her so much lovely stuff made by her and her 2 boys !! Julia set her to work selling raffle tickets and she did a sterling job, selling over £100 worth.

I, of course was consigned to the kitchen! making tea, coffee, sandwiches and puddings and the never ending washing up..... a real life Cinderella! (but no prince charming...)
Julia also looked after her 2 grandchildren age 18 months and 2 years, made a cake for Peter's birthday on the Thursday as well.
Over 70 people came through the door and on the day itself she made £1147.38 the total will go up as she has orders to fulfil!!
These are 2 of the items I made, ragged wreaths and Christmas tree hearts,

 plus 2 baby quilts and other stuff.
Sorry for the long post.

Tilly x

Good morning....

Good morning from us here at Crafty Catz... this morning, we have The lovely Carol who has chosen anything goes with a twist of 'folds and more folds'
We are sponsored by.............
              TIME FOR TEA 

PRIZE....3 digi images 
Here is my step card

Base card is blue gingham, the image was kindly given by our sponsor, coloured with PM's, sentiment  is an old wooden stamp, paper strips from Aldi,pearls and flowers from stash.

I am entering these challenges;

Aud's sentiment challenge -------------anything goes with a sentiment

Cute card thursday-------------anything goes

Crafting by designs---------------anything goes

I love promarkers -------------anything goes

Crafty sentiments ------------anything goes

Sunny day crafting--------------anything goes

I had 3 very busy days at Doncaster last week leading to McMillan coffee day. I go every year to help Julia who some of you will remember from Do-craft days...

Julia had a surprize visit From Angie (again do-craft days, I was in on the secret) she drove 280 miles each way to be there!! So pleased to see her again after about 5 years.

 She brought lots of craft items that were made by her and her 2 boys to sell.Over 70 people came through the door and I was serving coffee/tea/ sandwiches and cake then washing up! Julia of course was mine host and Angie did a great job on raffle ticket selling... on the day alone Julia raised £1147.38p which will go up as she has orders to fulfill. It went into a PO account on Saturday to be sent off finally at the end of October! A 12 hour day is very long after not being used to it, then driving home.
Hope you have a good week

Hugs Tilly xx

Friday, 30 September 2016

Good Morning

Happy Friday and here at Crafty Catz we have our next challenge set by......our lovely Naomi... she would like to see your birds of a feather please ........
We are sponsored by

prize...7 images of winners choice

Very old papers, image from Bugaboo, coloured with PM;s, 3D gloss on coffee and eyes,PM flower and brad, spellbinders die-cut.

An expensive end to the month, car passed MOT but needs a new tyre today, then Tax, insurance and breakdown service at the end of September.....I think I need a paying job again lol .....

I have a very busy day helping Julia at Doncaster with her yearly McMillan coffee day, 9am to 9pm if you are in that area! I will be in a heap at the end of it lol.....

Hugs Tilly x

Friday, 23 September 2016

Good morning........

Here at Crafty Catz challenge this week, it is my turn to choose the theme and I would like to see anything goes with a twist of ribbon and pearls......
Don't forget, we are also having a GDT call so if you are interested, put GDT after your name.
We are sponsored this week by
Sami Stamps 

Sami Stamps will provide a 12$ gift VOUCHER to the shop at (that's equal to 3 images of  choice) to the winner. 

Here is my card

Papers from a lush pad picked up in PoundlandMS punch, spellbinders banner die and butterfly. Image kindly given by sponsoer and coloured with PMs, ribbon and pearls from stash

I am entering the following challenges;

Craft Rocket challenge -------mainly Blue

Little Miss Muffet challenge ------------anything goes

Chocolate Barouqe challenge ---------blues (see challenge)

Sunny day crafting --------------anything goes

Craft Dee Bows--------------anything goes with a hand made bow

Another busy week almost gone, I have worked extra as we are short staffed with holidays. I have had lots of birthday cards to make this month, they all come together, just one more later for my friend tomorrow. Nights are certainly drawing in a such a nip in the air during the morning shower lol....

Hugs Tilly x

Friday, 16 September 2016

Good morning..........

Friday and it's challenge day at Crafty Catz...
Today our host is the lovely Dianne and she would like to see the colours Red, Black and White.
Our sponsor this week is

Digi and rubber stamps from KennyK are a fun and edgy way to add the perfect dose of attitude and style to all of your creations!
The creator, the artist, the man: KennyK is a NYC-born professional illustrator who has brought his funky-but-slick, urban-influenced look to the cardmaking and papercrafts world. His signature style can be seen throughout his various collections of sexy pinup babes, sweet 'n sassy girls, cool rockin' dudes, kid’s stuff, retro characters and more

5 digi images of winners choice

I used an image kindley given by our sponsor, coloured tith PM's... paper is a PM black and white pad.Button, stars and raffia from stash

I am entering these challenges;

Crafting with an attitude---------anything goes

Inspiration Destination--------------anything goes

Everything art challenge--------anything goes

Lemon shortbread-------------anything goes

Craft your passion ------------anything goes

What a lovely warm week we have had, although we did have thundershowers for 2 hours on Tuesday. Yesterday, I made a start on cutting back some of the rose trees and ferns, how do the weeds grow so quickly lol? We hope you have time to join us.

Hugs Tilly x

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Good afternoon.....

Well it may be hot and sunny in the south of the country, but here it is raining again and not all that warm....and today was supposed to be our best day !!!

I have been making a few things ready for Julia's McMillan day
2 Christmas cushions, that' he last of that fabric!
Advent calender...... a friend saw this and bought it, so proceeds will go instead....
2 towel teddies. (they look a bit manic to me lol )

Christmas tree cones which now need sweet treats.
I am now making two patchwork baby quilts.

I hope your weather is better than ours, I was going to mow the lawn this afternoon.... thank you for your visit
Hugs Tilly x