Friday, 26 August 2016

Good morning.....


Well, a sunny start to our Bank Holiday weekend, hope it will last!
Here at Crafty Catz we have another anything goes challenge with a twist of 'Hats' Our lovely Aunty Sue has chosen a super theme
We are sponsored by



PRIZE  2 IMAGES

Here is my card
DC romantic pad....image kindly given by sponsor, coloured with PM's and stickles, pearls, ribons, web and sentiment from stash.
I am entering the following challenges;

Julia spiri Challenge-------------anything goes with a vintage twist

Fab n funky----------------anything goes

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

The sisterhood of crafters-----------------------use ribbons

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

Digi Chooesday challenge ------------anything goes

I hope you have something nice planned for the long weekend, I am off to bowling this morning and Saturday or Sunday....the Bolton Food Markets which are on for 4 days.
Thanks for calling

Hugs Tilly x



Friday, 19 August 2016

Good morning......


I am here to join in with Annie's Friday smiles......a super week with the sunshine meant a trip to LLandudno with my friend Jean on Tuesday
It was sooo funny, just after this picture was taken a couple came along eating ice-cream cones..... it was like slow motion but to fast to shout or get a photo.... a massive seagull came from behind them, looked down, stole her cone as she still had ice cream in and left his!!! none of us could believe it lol...
On Thursday I took my granddaughter for a job interview, a big step from a care home assistant to health care in a male prison in Manchester....... a nerve-wracking 2 hours went by as we called for lunch on the way home..... and then she got a call to say she had got the job !! More money, good conditions, and a contract with shorter hours, she is over the moon. We also sussed out train and bus links after the interview just in case.
This is us in Llandudno 4 weeks ago.....
 On Saturday, I have a day out in Yorkshire planned with my grandson and his girlfriend, so looking forward to that and hopefully some pictures next week lol
Thanks for dropping by and have a good week
Tilly x







Back after our hols....

Back again after our break at Crafty Catz and we hope you can join our Friday challenge. This week Nick  has chosen 'anything goes with a twist of birthdays'
We are sponsored by
stamping boutique

Prize 3 digi images


here is my card
DC papers embossed with swirls, Image kindly given by sponsoer and coloured with promarkers, JS die and stickles from stash. already gone to Oz...
I am entering the following challenges:

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

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

Paper shelter ------------ birthday wishes

Didi Chooesday challenge ----------------anything goes

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

what super weather at last, this week I had a day at Llandudno with my friend on Tuesday and yesterday I took my granddaughter to an interview for a new job and she got it !!! another change on her career path....on Saturday I have a day out with my grandson and his girlfriend..... hope you have something to look forward to
Thank you for your visit
Hugs Tilly x

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

hello all.....

Here is a card I found in my drafts.... made about 6 months ago for a friend. I wish I could remember the stamp ( and If I looked enough I would find it, but then again, I would get side-tracked) lol coloured with promarkers and stickles, matted on to blue card.

Sometimes, simple is the best for the occasion.....

This is my first quilt ready for Julia's McMillan coffee day when I  go to Yorkshire to help her !
and then ....

 I also have a sock monkey made as well... I really need to make a big effort towards the gifts that I contribute...Pintrest takes up so much time and how much do you make off your pinned boards?????
Hmmmmm! thought so.... just like me ! lol....
Back into work at the charity shop today after a week of dizzyness caused by new tablets...I brought some items home to wash, as as usual..... it has begun to rain....
Hugs Tilly x

Friday, 29 July 2016

Good morning

It's another wet day here near Manchester which means our bowling will be off this morning......
I am joining in with Annie's smiles today to show you my three lilies. They grow to about 3 foot tall, sold as 'sky high lilies'
I have had them for 4 years now but they are a bit later coming into flower this year
because of the lack of sunshine, the perfume is wonderful
I also had a day at Llandudno on Tuesday with my grand-daughter. It stayed dry and was warm but not really sunny.
she took a selfie on the tram to the Orme
it was windy up here, we did a little shopping....well browsing as nothing was bought! We saw 4 of the chatacters from Alice in Wonderland as we wandered around
I think I shall spend today sewing..... I need to produce some goods for Julia's McMillan coffee day!
Hope you had a good week and thanks for your visit
Hugs Tilly x

Monday, 25 July 2016

Hello all.....

Now I have taken the car to the garage for re-gassing.... it has gone a lot colder again ! Typical
This is one of my fave LOTV images. It was made for my solicitor (who thinks I'm a nut-case) after he did some work at short notice..... He was VERY surprized to recieve it! But loved it.....



LOTV (one of my faves ) coloured with promarkers LOTV sentiment. matted on to Burgundy card, (it was matted straight, promise, it's the angle I took the picture! it also looks a bit washed out. )

I am entering the following challenges;

 Crafts and me ------------anything goes

Paper creator crafts--------------just for men

Sisters of craft -----------------anything goes

Crafting with friends.--------------anything goes

I had a lovely day out at Southport on Friday with my grand-daughter, it was sunny and warm.

We stopped off at the lavender farm at Rainford for bacon barms and coffee....
Lavender is just coming to flower and smells delicious....we moved on to Southport and shopped on Lord Street, also, lunch on a pavement cafe....

later, we walked by the lake but did not have the time to go on a swan or water tractor.....
but there was time for an ice cream with flakes, chocolate and sprinkles!!!! You are never to old lol !
Hope your week is going well

Hugs Tilly x

Friday, 15 July 2016

Good morning.....

Friday and it's Crafty Catz challege day again! This week Our Cindy would love to see your BLING....We are sponsored this week by
prize...7 images of winners choice 

Beautiful glitter papers I have had for at least 5 years! Matted on to silver mirri, Image kindly given by Bugaboo, coloured with promarkers and 3d gloss, stickles and flowers from stash
Sue Wilson die and die-namics corner die

I am entering the following challenges;
Aud sentiment challenge ------------for a girl and sentiment

Fab and funky-------------add a sentiment

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

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

Crafting from the heart-----------------anything goes

Crafty hazelnuts patterened paper challenge---------------anything goes

I managed at last to get my lawns cut yesterday, they look so much better now, everything has gone wild with the rain lol...It's dry so far today and I hope it stays that way, this morning is bowling and I need the exercise! I hope you have a good week.

Hugs Tilly x




Friday, 8 July 2016

Good morning.....

Happy Friday to you.....Well here at Manchester it is very wet again today, no end to all this rain! here at Crafty Catz Nina has set the challenge for you to use Red, White and Blue
We are sponsored by 
     TIME FOR TEA 


PRIZE....3 digi images 

Here is my card
Garden centre papers, the image was kindly given by our sponsor, coloured with promarkers, MS butterfly(cut twice) Spellbinders oval die ribbon, gems, and stickles from stash.
I am entering the following challenges;

Auds sentiments challenge ---------- for a girl plus sentiment

Crafty Ribbons challenge ---------------things with wings

Seize the birthday-------------------birthday plus birds, bees or butterflies

Creative moments ------ anything goes with ribbon or bows

Scrap creations ---------------red, white and blue

Simon says Monday challenge---------------Red, white and blue

Where is summer?? so fed-up of all this rain, it has spoiled all my roses and bedding plants. I need to go out this morning, please pass my coat and brolly! I hope you have time to join our challenge this week, at least the craft room is cosy!
Hugs Tilly x