Friday, 30 July 2010

Hope is in the Fairy inside you

Evening Peeps,

A bit late with this posting, I was trying to get this card done last night but I was working on it from 7pm to 10:15 and then the light wasn't good and I had another post to write and time and energy for that matter just ran away with me.  Anyhow I'm here now and I do hope the photography does this card justice and my time, lol!  The image used, which is called the Love Fairy Blessing,  is one of the new "Crafts and Me" range of their very own stamps and this one is by Sara Burrier and I'm sure you will agree is Gorgeous with a capital "G".



I have coloured her using copics and used distress ink broken china for the background.  I used my sewing machine again to stitch the large panel, woo hoo, I even tackled a more complex stitch.  Are you impressed?  I am, lol, probably not easy to see but it has a small zig zag and then every couple it has a big one! 

I distressed all the edges and added distress ink walnut stain and diamond stickles.  Flowers are from wild orchid crafts accompanied with a martha stewart frond punch for the leaves.  The sentiment is from TLC and says, "Hope is the Fairy inside you".


Don't forget to pop over to the Crafts and Me Store to see all the new "Crafts and Me" stamps featuring the artists Sara Burrier, Hannah Lynn and Molly Harrison.  And at the moment Crafts and Me are offering 10% off until 1st August for Readers, so hop on over!

I have entered this card into the following challenges:-

Everybody Art - Sketch
Basic Grey - Stitching (stripey paper on right handside is basic grey)
Create for fun - Flowers
Crazy for challenges - Photo Inspiration (spots (ribbon) and stripes (paper on right) )
Simon Says - Dotty
Paper Play - Anything Goes
Creative Friday - Thing with Wings



Make Your Own Flowers at Craftalicious

Happy Friday Peeps,

I'm extremely happy that it's Friday as this means that I will be going on a well earned holiday next week and won't be at work, yayyyyyyyyyyyyy!

This fortnight at Craftalicious  Gina has chosen the challenge of "making your own flowers", something we are probably all guilty of not doing enough of and when we do we think, "why don't I do that more often"?  Well now's your chance to get out all your stash and create some beautiful flowers so we can all visit your blogs and steal your ideas, lol!

This challenge is being sponsored by Stitchy Stamps and I have used the image "Sprite".  If you haven't visited Stitchy click HERE and take a good look around, there are some really fab images.  Please pop over to view the design teams creations at the Craftalicious Challenge Blog, but unfortunately a couple of members had computer problems and were unable on this ocassion to use the images provided but you won't be disappointed, believe me!  Anyway enough waffling, here's my card:-


Isn't she fab??? 

Materials Used:-

Coloured using copics
Felt to make the flowers
Design papers are Basic Grey
All panels are stitched using a sewing machine
Edges are distressed with Walnut Stain and added Diamond Stickles
Diamond stickles on the wings and flowers also,  lots of sparkle!
Sentiment is from TLC (fab, you must visit)
Martha Stewart Frond Punch



I have entered this card into the following challenges:-

Simon Says Stamp - Dotty, (basic grey paper and small pink dotty ribbon)
The Crafty Pad - Vintage
Bunny Zoe - Summer Days (fairy in the garden)
Digital Tuesday - Dazzle Me
Basic Grey - Stitching & Basic Grey Papers
Crazy 4 Challenges - Picture Inspiration (spots)
Create 4 Fun - Flowers


Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Last Challenge at Karen's Doodles UK - White on White

Good Morning Peeps,

Sadly this is the last time I will be saying....... It's time for another Karen's Doodles UK Challenge.  Today is the last one for the current team.  I have enjoyed my time at Karen's Doodles working with all these fun images and design team members and I sincerely thank Ann and Joey for all their hardwork keeping the blog going and keeping all us girls in check.  I would also like to thank Sandy, who behind the scenes provided us all with the fabulous images that we chose.

Now, this week's challenge is white on white, are you mad Karen's Doodles, I don't do white on white, lol.  I found this task particularly hard but then again, you could say I chickened out as white to me meant Christmas and I have been wanting to make one of these gift candles for ages so straight away thought this could be white on white..... what do ya think?



I have chosen "First Taste of Snow" available from Karen's Shop HERE.  I printed her onto tissue paper and and coloured her using copics.  I then placed her on the candle and used my heat gun.  You have to keep it moving to ensure you don't melt the wax.   I added lots of Diamond stickles so she is very sparkly and also dotted them around so we have sparkly snow.


The circle on the top was embossed using one of the cuttlebug folders and came out fab as I used white satin card.  The poinsetta on the top is a Marianne Design Die and cuts beautifully.  I used foam pads to 3D it and added a little pearl to the centre and lots and lots of Diamond stickles, so this is a really glistening Christmas Candle and a fab gift.  I also used a Martha Stewart Border punch and addes lace from my stash and white ribbon for the bow tied with my Boweasy.



Please pop over to see all my fabulous teamies and don't forget to enter the challenge.

I have entered this candle into the following challenges:-

Create 4 Fun - Flowers (poinsetta)
Cupcake Craft - Pastel Christmas
Charisma Cardz - Anything but Square
Delightful Sketches - Simple
Karen's Doodles Netherlands - White on White
Karen's Doodles USA - White on White
Nutty Nutshells - Anything but a card
Digital Tuesday - Dazzle Me
ABC Challenge - P for Presents (this candle) + Lace


Thanks for stopping by.




Wednesday, 21 July 2010

It's a Sketch at Crafts and Me

Morning again Peeps,

Today over at Crafts and Me we have a sketch for the very first time drawn by the fabulous Trish. I do hope you will pop over to the blog and enter the challenge and support Trish on her first sketch, its fabulous and the team have come up with some beauties.  Here's mine:-

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I have used the "Anyone for Lemonade" Belles and Whistle stamp available from Crafts and Me.


Materials Used:-

Colouring medium - Copics
Papers - Basic Grey
Marianne Design Frame Diet Cut
Martha Stewart Edge punch
Martha Stewart Frond punch
Beads from stash
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Walnut stain distress ink
Diamond Stickles
Tools - Sewing machine

I have entered this card into the following challenges:-

Bunny Zoe - Summer Days
Belles and Whistles - Distressing
Crafty Creations - Happy or Sweet (lemonade)
Frosted Designs - Border Punches
Tamiko - Flowers
Town Scrapper - Anything Goes

Have an Udderly Fabulous Birthday!

Morning again Peeps,

Its Karen's Doodles time again and this week it's a real easy peasy one, "Birthdays". So get your Karen's Doodles images out to play and come on over and join us at Karen's Doodles UK Challenge Blog.

I have chosen "Bovine Beauty", I love this image and you can find her in Karen's shop, HERE. My card is my first attempt at a Criss Cross card and I was surprised at how quick this was to put together. You can find the tutorial HERE.


I have coloured her using copics.  The ribbon is from my stash and I will try and look up where I got it from as it is fab.  Lace, pin and beads are also from my stash and the flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.




The computer sentiment, "Have an Udderly Fabulous Birthday", is computer generated.

I have entered this card into the following challenges:-

Charisma - Pink
Colour Create - Pink, Chocolate & White
Dutch Dare - Criss-Cross Card
Creative Cottage - Touchy Feely (lace and beads)
Pollycraft - Happy Birthday
ABC Challenge - Zig Zag
Crafty Creations - Happy or Sweet (you have to smile at this image)

Thanks for stopping by and I really do appreciate those comments.


Guest Design Card No. 3 For The Pixie Cottage

Good morning Peeps,

Another busy week, can't wait until 2nd August when I finally get some time off to chill!

Today's card is my third Guest Design Card for the Pixie Cottage, and it's another fabulous sketch with the added option of using two stamps.



I have used the Pixie Cottage Tree Stump, which has a little bench attached so you can sit characters on, but I masked out the bench and placed Hannah with Hearts in front of the Stump.  Hannah is another fabulous Pixie Cottage stamp, available right HERE.

I have coloured the images with Copics, also available from The Pixie Cottage and Michelle gives a fabulous service so I highly recommend you pop over to Michelle's shop and have a look around.

Materials Used:-

Pixie Cottage Stamps Hannah with Hearts and Tree Stump
All matting is on Bazill Cardstock
Martha Stewart Border Punch & Around the Edge Punch to creat the semi circle
Flowers from Magnolia and Wild Orchid Craft
Martha Stewart Frond Punch
Walnut stain distress ink

I have entered this card into the following challenges:-

The Pink Elephant - Brown
Bunny Zoe - Summer Days
All Sorts - Summer Days
Town Scrapper - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping By.
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Friday, 16 July 2010

Cupcake Anyone?

Good morning Peeps,

This my 2nd post of the day and last one today, gosh I need a rest but have a busy weekend ahead, there's certainly not enough hours in the day at the moment, and for that matter not enough money either!

Today's card is made using one of the gorgeous Belles and Whistles images, "Cupcake" available from HERE at Crafts and Me.  It's showing out of stock right now but if you contact Teresa, she will be more than happy  to advise you when they are expected back in.

Materials used:-

Image - Cupcake by Belles & Whistles available from Crafts and Me
Coloured using Copic Markers
Basci Grey Papers which I have stitched to the Bazil matting cardstock
Nesties to cut the circle in the middle and then stitched
Martha Stewart Frond Punch
Pink Rose by Magnolia and other flowers from wild orchid crafts
Lace, doily, ribbon and pearls from stash
Stormy Sky & Olive Moss Distress Inks
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards


I have entered this card into the following challenge:-

Lexis Creations - Stitching
Fussy and Fancy - Stitches, Scallops, Sparkle
Town Scrapper - Anything Goes
Tamiko - Flowers

Thanks for stopping by and I do love to read your comments.

It's Happy Birthday Time at Craftalicious

Good morning Peeps,

Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy it's Friday and it couldn't have come soon enough this week. We are soooooo busy at work that I am working lunches and doing extra hours and am totally exhausted! Didn't help that it took me 7 hours to clean my Daughter's room whilst she was away for a week, you just wouldn't believe how messy and untidy she is, in fact there isn't a word invented yet to describe it!

Today over at Craftalicious the theme has been chosen by the lovely Carly and she has chosen "Happy Birthday". As usual it can be anything you like, a card, scrapbook page or gift. We are being sponsored by Karen's Doodles who is offering 3 images of your choice as the prize and Karen has some brilliant and fun images so if you haven't given them a go, please hop over to check them out.

For my card I have chosen, "Time For Tea", isn't it an adorable image, just love it!




Materials Used:-
Image - Time For Tea from Karen's Doodles
Copic Markers
Websters Papers
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Martha Stewart Branch Punch
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Mini Bugs - Quickutz
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards


I have entered this card into the following challenges:-

Pixie Dust - Forest Green, Cranberry and Ivory
Pennys Challenges - 7 of something (flowers)
Papertake weekly - In the Garden
Incy Wincy - Distress it
Bunny Zoe - Summer Days
SSDS - Make a Scene
Stamp Something - Use something Digital (image)
Frosted Designs - Border Punches
Tamiko - Flowers


Thanks for stopping by, your comments are sooooooo appreciated.


Wednesday, 14 July 2010

It's Make A Shaped Card At Karen's Doodles

Post No. 2 Peeps,

Over at Karen's Doodles this week the challenge is to make a shaped card and I thought what better than to make another Christmas Card to get ahead of the game again, lol.  I chose to use one of the WS Designs templates and added a nestie in the middle just to make it different and those of you who know me, will know that I like to be different.


I have chosen good old Bigsby Swinging Lights, I just love Bigsby.  You can get him from HERE.  Please pop over and check out the other Doodle Princesses creations HERE and remember to enter you must use a Karen's Dooles image.


I have entered this cracking card into the following challenges:-

Fussy and Fancy - Christmas in July


Guest Design Card No. 2 for Pixie Cottage



Good Morning Peeps,

I can't believe where the days go but losing my internet and home phone last night certainly didn't help me.  I had planned so much around the computer, blogging, blogging and more blogging, lol, no not really, I had DT cards to post, internet shopping, no not clothes, boring food for survival, and I had no internet and no landline, blooming marvellous.  An iphone is only good for so much!

Right, now that I have waffled, onto my Design Card No. 2 for The Pixie Cottage.  Gosh I love their sketches and this week's theme was to add 3 of something.  Ummmmmm, I have used 3 large flowers, 3 small flowers, 3 different types of cardstock, white, lilac and silver and oh yeah 3 pins in the flowers, two crystal headed pins and one white love heart.  That should cover it, lol!


Okey Dokey, lots of work has gone into this card.  The Design paper is Anna Griffin and the scalloped square has been paper pierced and embossed using a template, will try and have a look at what it is called, I have had it about 5 years and I just came across it at the weekend and thought I'd give it an outing. 

Both the wedding couple and the sentiment stamp are Pixie Cottage stamps available right HERE


Other materials Used:-

Doily behind the main image
Martha Stewart Love heart punch
Walnut stain distress ink and diamond stickles
Flowers and dew drop garland are from Wild Orchid Crafts
Leafs are cut using quickutz
Inertwined pearls are from stash, as are the added gems, ribbon and pins
Love Heart charm is from Dies to Die for

I have entered this into the following challenges:-

All Sorts - July Love - show a heart on your project
Paper Sundaes - Lots of layers
Speedy Cats - Punch It
Stamp Challenges - 1 Paper, 1 Ribbon, 1 Image
Incy Wincy - Distress It
Wild Orchid Craft - Say It With Flowers
Sisters in Christ - What brings you peace (people being happy)
SAS Project Tuesday - Easel Cards

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Molly Harrison at Crafts and Me

Happy Saturday Peeps,

Apologies to my first 3 followers this morning. I was awaiting the launch date and it changed so I just put my photo on ready and scheduled the date as the 10th and didn't add any text so was quite surprised this morning to see some comments on my Molly Harrison card, as I had completely forgot I had it scheduled  it and also was surprised that I hadn't done any text.  So much for being organised, lol.

Anyway, enough babbling, here is one of the Gorgeous new releases over at Crafts and Me of the Molly Harrison stamps. Very detailed but I am sure you will all think she's worth it. Check out the other Molly Harrison and Hannah Lynn stamps exclusive to Teresa at Crafts and Me and I do believe they are flying out the door, so don't leave it too long. If you look at the post before this one you will see one of the Hannah Lynn stamps, not to be missed.......


I have coloured the image using copics and used Tim Holtz distress inks for the background.  The Design Papers are basic grey.  I have added a swirly black rub on and gorgeous flowers from wild orchid crafts which have been distresswed with walnut stain ink and stickles glitter glue added.  The leaves are from one of the Marianne Dies, the poinsetta, which is embossed.

I have entered this card into the following challenges:-

Paper Sundaes - Lots of layers
Just Hannah & Friends - Unused Stamps
Crazy Challenge - Up in the air
Little Paper Shop - Olive, Orchid & Raspberry

Thanks for stopping by and have a fab weekend.


Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Black, White and Pink at Crafts and Me

Last but not least my DT card using the brand new and exclusive Hannah Lynn Stamps...... woo hoo...

Please pop over to the Crafts and Me Challenge Blog to see the otheer Design Team creations using the new releases and also the Crafts and Me Shop where you will be able to purchase these new yummy stamps.  If they are not listed then please keep popping back, I know Teresa is doing her hardest to try and list them all.

For this weeks challenge at Crafts and Me, the lovely Teresa has chosen the wonderful striking theme of Pink, Black and White.  Awesome!


The above Hannah Lynn stamp is a deeply etched red rubber stamp with thick lines, really fab, I know you won't be disappointed.  I have coloured her using copics on cryogen cardstock. OMG, this cardstock is just brilliant and will probably never be captured in the photo but it is slightly irridescent so has that beautiful shine to it.


I have entered this card into the following challenges:-


Pollycraft - Sketch
My Time To Craft - Angelic Image
One Stop Craft - Distressing
Prarie Fairy - Anything Goes
A Pocketful of Posies - One for the Girls




Clean and Simple at Karen's Doodles

Me again Peeps, nearly done for the day,

Over at Karen's Doodles the Doodle Princesses have been tasked with the theme of "Clean and Simple".  A hard task for me, I'm busy, busy, busy, lots of sparkle, glitz and flowers. To top that, I chose this really fun Soccer Boy image, lol.  I really enjoyed bringing him to life and we all need boy/men cards in our box don't we, so this is one for the box!


I have coloured him with copics and added some diamond glaze to the frog in his pocket to make him glisten and pop out, but I know you can't see this in the picture so you will just have to believe me.


I have entered this card into the following challenges:-

Cupcake Craft - World Cup Wonders
Kaboodledoodles - Celebrate Summer
Crazy 4 Challenges - Up in the Air
Prarie Fairy - Anything Goes
Wee Memories - Free for All



GD Sketch for Pixie Cottage

Good Morning Peeps,

I was thrilled recently when Michelle from The Pixie Cottage contacted me and asked me to be a Guest Designer for the month of July.  Of course I said yes, I just love their sketches and their stamps.  If you haven't visited before then please pop over to The Pixie Cottage Blog here, and Michelles Online Store for all Pixie Cottage Stamps and More HERE.  Below is the sketch that I followed with an added Aperture somewhere on your card.  I chose to add a circular aperture right in the middle of my card:-


The Stamp I used is of course a Pixie Cottage Stamp, Gorgeous isn't it.  I have lots of sparkle which unfortunately you can't see very well.  I used Swaroski Crystals so this card really has a Twinkle, Twinkle effect.  I have also used my sewing machine again, lol.


The above picture is the inside of the card where you can see quite clearly the cutout aperture, which I did with my nesties.  Not an easy task though as I had quite of few layers to get through and my new cutting spacer plate hadn't arrived in time.



I have entered this card into the following challenges:-

My Time To Craft - Angelic Image
Crafty Angels - Circle and Square
Bunny Zoe - Nice and Girly
Alphabet Challenge - J for Jewels
Prarie Fairy - Anything Goes
Wee Memories - Free for All
A pocketful of posies - One for The Girls

Thanks for popping by.


Friday, 2 July 2010

Cute at Craftalicious

Happy Friday Peeps,

I for one are certainly glad it's Friday, although I have a long day ahead of me. I have to pick my Mum up for a hospital appointment at 07:00, so it's going to be a long Friday for me. But on a good note, I get to see my friend tonight, who is over in the UK from Spain!

Today's challenge over at Craftalicious has been set by me and is "Cute".  The Design Team have been fortuante to have been given a stamp from our fabulous sponsor, "Crafty Sentiments".  Hop over to the Craftalicious Challenge Site to see the wonderful creations the design team have come up with and to view the prize on offer from Crafty Sentiments.  The image I have used is called "Amy" and is available HERE.  Here's my DT card:-




Ingredients:-

Medium - Copic Markers
All matting is Bazill
Roses by Wild Orchid Crafts
Martha Stewart Frond Punch
Nesties
Buttons, Black Felt, Ribbon, Letter Rub Ons, Pearls coloured with copics to match project from stash
Lots of Star Dust Stickles
Girl Image - Crafty Sentiments
Trunk and bench Image - Pixie Cottage



I have entered this card into the following challenges:-


Corrosive - Flowers
Stamp with Fun - Birthday
Bunny Zoe - Nice & Girly
Quirky - Ribbon
Alice in wonderland - Twinkle Twinkle
Everbody Art - Birthday