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Saturday, 13 December 2014

A little box!

Hi Everyone!

Hope you are all ok!  I am off out getting the Christmas Tree today, hopefully then I will start to feel a bit more festive!!  

Shock, horror, I am not here today with a DT make!  I bought a kit from Rosemary Merry when I was on the craft retreat back in November.  I had fun playing with it a couple of weeks ago and thought I would share it today.  Its so lovely in real life!  (sorry about all the photos!)





It started off as just a brown box.  I painted the box with a blue acrylic paint and then covered with papers from Kaisercraft - Storyteller Collection.  I inked the edges with brown chestnut roan chalk ink pad.  I inked the edges of the flowers as well and just assembled these on top with the netting and berries.  Then to finish off added the library draw handle to the front.  As I said it comes a kit form from Rosemary Merry's store - Crab Apple Crafts.  I love it!  

I hope you have a great Saturday and weekend!  Not long now til the big day!!  

Love and Hugs
Thursday, 11 December 2014

December Birthday - Moving Along With The Times

Hi Everyone!

Just a quick one from me today.  Busy old week.  We have a new challenge over at Moving Along With The Times and this week our Kelly has challenged us to:

"December Birthday"

I wasn't quite sure what to do for this but in the end thought I would go for wintery colours!  Here is my card:




I didn't have time to colour up an image this week so I used one of the fabulous pre-coloured toppers from the Hobby House.  This is from the Wee Stamps sheet called Hopeful.  I teamed her up with some papers from Maja Designs and I think its the Vintage Summer Basics, but they are all mixed up together so am not sure!  I used some shabby blue frantage around the image (still trying to get used to this!)  I also added some glossy accents to the blue with a sprinkle of glamour dust.  The flower is also from the Hobby House and is gorgeous!  

I hope you can pop on over to the challenge blog to see all the wonderful projects from the DT team and I hope you can join us this week!

Ok, that's it from me.  Have a wonderful day!

Love and Hugs

Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - Hobby House Pre-Coloured Topper - Wee Stamps Hopeful;
Paper/Card - Maja Designs - Vintage Summer Basics;  Bazzill CS;
Dies/Punches - Lil Inker Stitched Rectangles; Tonic Small Butterfly punch;
Other - Glossy Accents, Glamour Dust; Shabby Blue Frantage; Floral Boutique Flower; Stamping Bella Sentiment; Ribbon
Saturday, 6 December 2014

Sweet Stampin' - Things With Wings!

Good Morning Everyone!

How are your Christmas preparations going!?  I am shopping this morning and then hopefully I will be finished!  I still can't quite believe that we are nearly at Christmas again!  

Anyway, I am here today for the new challenge over at Sweet Stampin'!  Our theme this week is:

"Things With Wings"

One of my favourite challenges and I always go for Fairies!!  Here is my card:




Close Up

I have used a gorgeous image from Simply B Stamps called Snowflake Fairy.  She is coloured with copics and I loved colouring her.  Her wings have been completing glitterfied!!  I added a little charm as a snowflake.  This is also the first time I have used frantage, I know I am a little behind everyone else!  I think it looks ok, but how do you stop the card from bending?!  The sentiment comes with the image.  

The sponsor this week is:


and the prize is $20 voucher

Please pop on over to the main challenge blog for more details and more inspiration!

Love and Hugs

Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - Snowflake Fairy - Simply B Stamps;
Paper/Card - Bazzill CS;  Scalloped Card;
Colouring Mediums - Copics:
Skin - E000, E00, E21,E11, E04, R20;
Hair - W3, W5, W7, W9;
Clothes - V09, V06, V04, V01;
Eyes - E29, E25, E21
Dies/Punches - Lil Inker Stitched Squares and Rectangles;
Other - Glamour Dust; Frantage; Pearls; Snowflake Charm
Thursday, 27 November 2014

Inspired by a Song - Moving Along With The Times

Hi Everyone!

I hope your week is going well!  The weather has been utterly miserable all week, I hope it improves for the weekend as I am off to Bath for the Christmas Markets. I have never been before so am looking forward to it!  

Anyway, today is another challenge over at Moving Along With The Times and this week our gorgeous leader Hazel who has challenged us to be inspired by a song:

"Its A Sing Song"!

I coloured up this little beauty a while ago. I really want to start using images that I just don't get time to do!  Anyway here is my card:

 



Close Up

Can you guess what my song inspiration was?!  "Wishing on a Star"!!  

The image is called Tilda Catching Stars and I coloured her with copics.  She is teamed with some of my favourite papers - Maja Design - Coffee in the Arbour and I just embellished with mulberry flowers, some lace ribbons and pearls.  Oh and the corner die is from La La Land called filigree corner.

Please pop on over to the main challenge blog as there are some lovely projects!  

Right, that's  it from me today.  Have a fab weekend when it comes!

Love and Hugs

Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - Tilda Catching Stars;
Paper/Card - Maja Design - Coffee in the Arbour;  Bazzill CS;
Colouring Mediums - Copics:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20;
Hair - E21, E25, E29;
Clothes - R81, R83, R85, R39;
Shoes - E23, E25, E29;
Crown/Stars/Wand - YR23, Y21, YR31;
Dies/Punches - La La Land Filigree Corner; Lil Inker Designs Stitched Rectangle;
Other - Glamour Dust; Mulberry Flowers; Pearls
Saturday, 22 November 2014

Sweet Stampin' News!!

Good Morning Everyone!

I am not  normally here on a Saturday but I have some exciting news to share!  I was asked a couple of weeks ago if I would like to join the Sweet Stampin' DT!!  I was very honoured to be asked and am thrilled to join the lovely design team!  Thank you for having me ladies!

My first card is for the Sweet Stampin' 5th Birthday Celebrations!  So the theme this week is of course "Birthdays!"  So make sure you have birthday somewhere on your card and of course some stamping!  Here is my card:




I wanted to use some more of my fabulous La La Land images and this one is called Marci Cupcake.  She is coloured with copics.  She has come out much darker than I wanted and the whole card really wasn't what I intended but I hope its ok!!  The papers are Floral Pavilion from First Edition which are lovely.  I then just decorated with glamour dust, pearls and my memory box precious hearts die.  Oh and I also used a LOTV stitched stamp around the edge of the papers.

Now you need to pop on over to the main challenge blog.  We have some great sponsors this week:

Wild Orchid £10 voucher

Craft Devils Papercrafts £15 voucher

Marianne Designs with a surprise prize!

Ok I think that is it from me today!  Have a fabulous weekend. I will be doing some colouring this afternoon and generally relaxing in my craft room!  I can't wait!

Love and Hugs

Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - La La Land Cupcake Marci;
Paper/Card - Floral Pavilion - First Edition;  Bazzill CS;
Colouring Mediums - Copics 
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20;
Hair - E29, E25, E21;
Clothes - R83, R85, R39, R89;
Dies/Punches - Corner Punch; Memory Box Precious Hearts;
Other - Glamour Dust; Pearls; Pearl String; LOTV Sitched Stamp
Thursday, 13 November 2014

Celebrating Kindness at Moving Along With The Times

Good Morning Everyone

I hope you are all ok!  I was away on a craft retreat at the weekend run by Rosemary Merry.  I have been on them before but not for a couple of years.  It was great fun and I will share the projects with you over the course of the next few weeks!  

We have a new challenge starting today at Moving Along With The Times and our Hazel picked the theme which is:

"Celebrate Kindness"

Its World Kindness Day today so its a lovely challenge to celebrate this. 

I decided to go for a thank you card and here it is:




Close Up


I coloured this lovely lady a while ago as part of one of the Kit and Clowder Live Classes.  She is called Flower Girl from Whimsy Stamps.  She is coloured with copics.  I kept the card simple with some pretty paper, some pearls and ribbon from my stash. The sentiment tag is from Stamping Up.  

Please pop on over to the main challenge blog for some more gorgeous inspiration!

That's it from me today.  Have a lovely day and I will see you soon!

Love and Hugs

Card Ingredients
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Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Digi Queens Inspiration for Polkadoodles

Good Morning Everyone!

I hope your week has started well.  I am here today with my inspiration for the Digi Queens at Polkadoodles.  Here is my card:




Close Up

I have used the very gorgeous Elegance from Dollie Daydream Goes East.  

Dollie Daydream Goes East - Elegance Digi Stamp

The papers and sentiment are from Dollie Daydream Goes East - Full Collection.  These are just beautiful and very hard to pick which ones to use!! She is coloured with copics and I just added a touch of glamour dust and some pearls. I didn't want to hide the pretty paper!

Please pop on over to the main blog for much more gorgeous inspiration from the Digi Queens today!  

Have a great day.

Love and Hugs

Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - Elegance - Dollie Daydream Goes East - Polkadoodles;
Paper/Card - Dollie Daydream Goes East Full Collection - Polkadoodles;
Colouring Mediums - Copics
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20;
Hair - W9, W7, W5, W3;
Clothes - R89, R39, R85, R83, R81;
Other - Glamour Dust; Pearls
Friday, 31 October 2014

Halloween Inspiration for The Papernest Dolls

Good Morning All and Happy Halloween!

I don't really do Halloween so we don't have Halloween stuff decorating the house, I know I am boring!  I do like making Halloween cards though and today I am sharing one I made for The Papernest Dolls.  Here it is:




I have used Little Witch Ellie who is just too cute really don't you think!!  I coloured her with copics.  The papers are from Echo Park - Mischievous pack.  I love the little pumpkin charms!  These are from the Hobby House.  I hope you like her!

You can pop on over to the inspiration blog for some more gorgeous projects!  

Have a great Halloween and I will see you soon! 
Love and Hugs

Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - Little Witch Ellie - The Papernest Dolls;
Paper/Card - Echo Park Mischievous; Bazzill CS;
Colouring Mediums - Copics:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20;
Hair - E30, YR31, E33, E35, E57;
Clothes - YR02, YR04, YR07, YR09, E18, C5, C7, C9, C10;
Broom - E29, E25, E21;
Dies/Punches - Magnolia Doo Hickey - Lovely Fence; Memory Box Park Lower Alphabet Set;
Other - Glamour Dust; Pearls; Charms from the Hobby House