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Thursday, 26 July 2012

Lili's Little Fairies- Christmas in July

Hello my lovelies... as I write this post for LLF, its the hottest day this year I think... ironic when the theme is Christmas in July...hoho!...
There has been some gorgeous new releases from LOTV this week in christmas stamps.. I am hopefully ordering mine soon.....:-)
I have used another stamp today, which, I'm ashamed to say, hasnt seen ink til now....
I have used some old favourite digital papers, from a lady called Martine McKnight- they are called "Winter Wonderland"- I love Christmassy blues :-)



the stamp is called  "Moonlight Wishes", and I have used my Spectrums to colour her.... The flowers are WOC, the sentiment is LOTV. the felt border is from stash.I sed stickles for extra sparkle, and my stardust pen.




my card is cut using GoKreate Large Frame scallop circle die.These arrived super fast from them, and its free UK P&P .
Please check out the rest of the Dt girls creations- and give the challenge a go..:-)
I just need to enter this in...
1.Anything goes challenge- lets not be square
2.Bearly mine - shaped cards
3.Ladybugink- Christmas in July
4.Top Tip Tuesday- Circles
5.Hooked on Crafts- Christmas in July  
6.Lollipop crafts -Christmas in July
 Thanks for popping by....
Hugs xx



Little Miss Muffet Challenges- Neopoloitan

Good morning my fab friends, I do hope the week has been kind to you so far.....?
Its a busy day for me today, as Thursdays are.. two posts... so hold onto your seats....
First today is the new challenge over at LMMS... where the theme is Neapolitan... yep! pink, choc and cream... yum! 
So, without much more waffle here  is my card....



I have used Lil Kitty from the Pollycraft range over at LMMS... she is coloured with my Spectrums .the papers are from two different ranges.. the pink swirls from Raspberry Road, Whoo's having a party.(grab it while its free!). and the others from Bo Bunny Crazy Love. the sentiment is computer generated.




Here is a close up... the flowers are from my fav die..(No its not the only one I have..lol!).. MFT flower trio.. then I added some pearls...
Now , please check out the rest of LMMS DT, and be prepared to be wowed!!!!  
All I need to quickly do is....link this to the following challenges..
1.Jacksons Digital Expressions- anything goes
2.Love to create - spots and dots
3.Cupcake Inspirations- photo
4.CMC- anything goes / with girly twist
5.So Artful- colours of Ice cream
6.Hiding in my craft room- layers

I will be back in flash.. for my LLF DT card..
Hugs xxxx

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Creative Card Challenge- Summertime

Hello my lovelies.... happy summer!!!!
Wow! this weather , tho well over due has been awesome! Boy was it hot last night!!!???
Appropriately, I have a Summery card to share today... I have finally have had chance to colour this little beauty....I love how her hair turned out.....
I fell for her as soon as I saw her... But, have you seen the new  releases? If not get over here and here  find out, what has sent me gaga!!!
Ok.. back to my card.....



do ya like the sparkly edge to my piccy.. me too! I said I had pc issues a while back and we had to improvise with the dinosaur pc... well, I found this over lay on it, cutesy of Kirstie Wiseman :-)
So, this is Wrynn, a real beach babe.. love those lil piggy toes in her flip flops... she is coloured with my Spectrums

 the papers too, are digital... the swirl is from Raspberry Road- Whoo's having a party,(free at the time of typing this) and Echo park hello summer (digi download)  and a scrap of MME papers. the sunglasses are cut from an old sissix die..:-) all matted on Kraft card....
So... I just need to add the links to the following challenges..
1.Creative Card challenges- summertime
2.Everybody art- Summer
3.Creative stamp friends- summer, beach ,sea
4.Crazy challenge- under/beside the sea
5.Dream valley challenges- summer
6.Crafty calendar- fun in the sun  
7.Little Clare- summer holidays   
8.Our craft lounge- summer  
7.CMC - anything goes (girly twist)
Thanks so much for popping by... you will join me tomorrow won't you? i have two Dt posts to share.
Hugs xx







Tuesday, 24 July 2012

stamp and create - Hands full of love

Good morning peeps... what a glorious day!!
It was my birthday yesterday, and it was truly blessed day... the day started with breakfast in bed... I had loads of lovely cards and messages.. and family to visit.We sat out in the sunshine, ate and chatted... I stayed in the garden after everyone had left.. and hubs and ate our Chinese outside... and we relaxed our there till dusk, whilst sat watching the bats swooping in and out of the garden... perfick!
well, best get my post typed up quick and get off out in the sunshine...
I have created another romantic card today... you may recognise the papers...



Yep , they are nitwits Quilty Pleasures papers.. I Love these... and know I am finding my way with resizing and all that .. I have found I can print off the perfect 6x6 paper...
the image is Fizzy moon - Wedding Day.i have coloured it with Spectrums.. you can see the colours  I used on the Spectrum Noir blog here...





 this card was slightly larger...8x8.. for a customer order...I matted the papers with kraft cardstock, my fav combo...
 I added a personalised sentiment after I took this pic... 
I added some lace from The Ribbon Girls and the embellishment was from a candy I won a little while ago...
now, all I need to do is enter this in a few challenges.. and get off out in that glorious sunshine...


here goes..
1.Stamp and Create - Hands full of love
2.Truly madly, Crafty- Animals
3.Use your stuff- craft with Kraft
4.Robyn's Fetish- use Kraft cardstock
5.Joanna Sheen - animal crackers
 Thanks for popping by... I will be back soon with a couple of sneak peeps...
Hugs  x

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Spectrum Noir blog Hop 2






A few members of the Spectrum Noir team have gotten together to celebrate Christmas in July!  We have an inspiration-filled blog hop today, along with a few great prizes!  If you have arrived here from Angelique's blog, you are in the right place.  If not, pop over to the Spectrum Noir blog so you don't miss a thing!


Here is my card...




 the papers are Basic grey "Jovial", and the image is "let it snow" from the Winter Cheer  SWALK range.she is stamped in Memento ink, and coloured with my Spectrums . I have added glitter to the fur and glitter pen to the snowflakes.
The colours I have used are...
TN3,TN2,PP3 & FS4 for thr face
DR7,DR5,DR3 for her coat
IG4,IG2 &IG1 for her boots
DG3,LG5 &LG2 for the scarf
TN2,GB8,GB10,EB7 for hair
IG1-3 and BT1 for the background.


We hope you've been checking out the Spectrum Noir blog - it is full of great tutorials, techniques, and other projects from our design team.  If you haven't been over there, go take a look!  Before we get to the rest of the hop today, let's have a little fun.  How about a prize?  Spectrum Noir is going to award one lucky winner two sets of six markers, a pack of Crafter's Companion Ultra Smooth Premium White card stock (perfect for coloring!), and an adorable stamped called All Wrapped Up, from the new Mulberry Wood line.






Entering to win is easy.  Leave  a comment on the Spectrum Noir Blog Hop Post telling us your favorite Spectrum Noir color combination you saw while hopping with us this week (please comment no later then Friday, July 27 at 6:00 PM GMT).  A random winner will be drawn using random.org and posted on our blog at 9:00 AM GMT, Saturday, July 28, 2012, so be sure to check back with us to see if you have won!  The lucky winner will have one week to claim their prize or a second winner will be chosen. 

Now, hop on over to the next amazing blog and check out what Cyndi has to share!  In case you get lost along the way, here is the entire hop order:




























Thank you for joining us today as we celebrate Christmas in July!  Have fun hopping around to see all of the inspiration from our team, and good luck winning the prize pack!

Friday, 20 July 2012

Miss Muffet Stamps- new releases

Hello my lovely blog friends... its Friday.. almost the weekend.. and sunny days ahead..
Just a couple more shifts then I am a free bird (For a week)..Yay!
So.. on with today's post.... 
There some more cute releases over at MMS today... here is one of them.





... this is Chilli as "Raggedy Andy".. he is a new digi... he is coloured with Spectrums, the papers are Raspberry Road "Glory Days", and a scrap of Magnolia clouds papers. The sentiment is TLC...I have used a little button twine from The Ribbon Girls, and a charm from stash.




 there are more to cuties to fall in love with over at MMS.. and check out the inspiration over at Miss Muffet challenges.
I would like to enter my card in...
1.Dude time doodles - anything goes
2. Sisterhood of crafters - for the boys
3.The perfect Sentiment- anything goes
4.Crazy amigo - anything goes 
5.IBFC- red,white&blue
Thanks for popping by this morning.. I hope you will join me tomorrow for the Spectrum Noir blog hop ..
see you then
Hugs xxx

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Lili's little Fairies- a touch of romance.....

Hello my lovelies.. back once again with a card for Lili's little Fairies... 
This week the theme is "A touch of Romance"...
 I have been using the Nitwits Quilty pleasures digi papers lots this week... I do love these.... 
Plus its one of the few salvedged from my hard drive disaster where I have lots 50% of my crafting stuff... digi images , papers , the lot! Boohoooooo!
 I won't mention any more.. as I was sooo distraught... I was sure they were backed up.. but it didn't all back up properly.. then hubby formatted .. and.... sniff.. sniff... they were gone!!!
Needless to say.. he got the brunt of my upset!!! bless!!


Anyhooo.... here is my card...




 its very distressed..like me..lol! I used a little acrylic paint as well as DI's.... lace and button twine too... they were from the Ribbon girl. the image is "together forever", coloured with my spectrums





so, please do pop over and see the beauties that the DT girls have come up with.... and why not rustle up a little crafty love and enter the challenge- there is  fab prize as always....
 I would like to enter in the following..
1.Diva's by design - anything goes
2.Emerald Fairies- lace
3.Digital Tuesday- all tied up
4.ABC Challenge- two of something 
5.Cupcake craftroom - layers

thanks for joining me today.. its really a busy one for me ... and I have a post over at the Spectrum Noir Blog today, with another romantic creation.. 
I may just blog that later, or tomorrow...
Hugs xxx

MissMuffet Stamps- New releases

Hello  and good morning to you.... 
hope your week is going wonderfully, the outlook is certainly a little brighter... a little sunshine makes the world a happier place...
I always have good weather book for that special day on the calendar.. lets hope this year is the same :-)
Well, onto another busy posting day, first up is the new releases from Miss Muffet stamps... they are so cute...
my choice is birthday monkey...



He is coloured with my Spectrums, and the papers are amongst my first ever bought, they are that old!(K & co hopscotch)
the punch is MS, the sentiment LOTV



I had the devils job colouring today... just couldn't stay in the lines, lol!,  guess we all have those days, right?
Anyways, please pop over to MMS and check out the new releases for today, and I promise I will be back with more tomorrow....
I am entering this in..
1Ruby's rainbow- cute animals.
2.Sisterhood of crafters- for the boys
3.WastenotWednesdays- forgotten stuff
4.The Paper shelter - Anything goes
 thanks for joining my bright and breezy this morning... I am back shortly with LLF dt... 
Til then hugs xxx

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Passion for Promarkers- Down on the farm

Morning peeps... late, late, late today... just typing up my post... but the sun is shining..
 and I am soon off to work.... (sigh) . I really need that lottery win.....!!
So, time once again for Passion for Promarkers....this week the theme is "Down on the Farm" .....





I went with a Sugar Nellie home grown image called "Porridge".. the papers I have had for aaaages... the sentiment is TLC....


 We are sponsored by Joanna Sheen this week, a fab prize indeed... so what are you waiting for?.....
 Have a peep at the rest of the fabby DT creations.. and grab a little inspiration.....
 I just need to add  my card to the following challenges..
1.Fresh brewed monthly- summertime
2.OOZAK- Bright colours
3.Tammyscrappin- Summertime
4.Truly Madly Crafty- Animals
 thanks for dropping in....
Oh, I nearly forgot to add... I am in the top 5 over at the Fashionista challenge..with this card....
.I do hope you have placed your vote?
Thanks for spending a little time here with me today.. I always appreciate your company...
Hugs xxx

Thursday, 12 July 2012

The Sugarbowl Challenge- Gayle's Sketch

Hello my lovelies.... After a lovely day of sunshine..I am in shock.... 
we went down to the allotment last night to battle back some of the the rampant weeds which are growing better than the crops... i f we ate weeds we would be laughing.....
Still we managed to dig up some lovely new potatoes.. they look fab.. just waiting to try them with mint and melted butter.. Yum! 
Anyway after lots of busy posts .. after a bit of a lull.. I have  a card to share for the SugarBowl challenge...
The sketch is by the lovely Gayle.. and it has an optional theme of summertime... (we can dream)....




I have used one of the fab new stamps from the new release of Fairy Fae & friends.... she is called "Cherry cupcake", coloured with my Spectrums... the papers are from MME Lost & Found Breeze ...these are just about the last few pages, I love this pad....
I have stamped her in Memento but its a second stamping so its a lot fainter 



  
The sentiment is Lili of the Valley, and the flower is from my all time fav die from MFT floer trio...the leaves are snips from the Cheery Lynn flourish die...
Thats it fairly easy.. so pop over and get your entry in....there is rubber up for grabs....! 
Just need to enter my card in....
1.The sugarBowl challenge- Gayle's sketch
2.Wishcraft WNW- forgotten stuff
3.Oldie but a goodie- flower power (Old papers)
4.chocolate, coffee - anything goes  
5.Tammy's scrappin corner- anything goes  
6.Totally stampalicious- fav embellishments(die cut flowers)
7. Catch the bug - anything goes  
8.Party time Tuesdays- get punchy!
 thanks for popping in AGAIN today.. you must feel like a yo-yo!
Hugs xxx













Lili's Little Fairies- pretty in pink

Hello my lovelies.. yes I am back again.. this time with a sweetie from Lili's Little Fairies.. the theme this week is pretty in pink....
Ooooh, you know I LOVE pink!!!!!!
Here is my card....



I have used up some of my papers.. Papermania Blueberry Hill, and the check is from Nitwits-Thimbles .



 the flowers are from WOC, the sentiment circle is LOTV. The image is called "Birthday Fairy" , coloured with my spectrums
Please pop over and check out the rest of the dT creations... and give the challenge a whirl.. there is fab prize up for grabs....
I would just like to enter my card in...
1.WOC- shabby chic
2.Ribbon Carousel- buttons & bows
3.Fashionista challenge- winged things


Thanks for popping back.. Normal postings will resume.. honest! 
Busy behind the scenes with some adorable stuff! 
til then hugs xxxx



Miss Muffet Challenges- Circles

Hello everyone.. Sorry for being a little invisible lately.. had loads on my plate this week...
Lots of DT stuff... but its Thursday.. so that can only mean time for Miss Muffet Challenges again..
this week the theme is "Circles"...
 Now , I have been on a Circle card phase lately... and was happy to make another! hehehe! 






This card is using the sweet Pollycraft image called  "Lollipop", she is coloured with my Spectrums .. I have fussy cut here out and mounted her onto the card... The card itself is cut out from a card blank using a  Go Kreate large circle die , the punch is MS , the sentiment is TLC....



the papers are digital, from Echo park called Hello Summer, you can get them in paper packs too.....
Please pop over to see the rest of the teams creations,and perhaps give the challenge a go...
I would like to enter this in...
1.Tuesday throwdown- hot colours
2.Incy Wincy - Summertime
3.Stamps, Fun = Creativity- Summer
4.Love to create - photo  
5.C I Paint - Shaped cards 
6.Dream Valley challenges - anything but a square  
7.Joanna Sheen - going round in circles
thanks for stopping by this morning.... I will be back shortly with another DT card...
See Ya Soon!
Hugs xxx

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Spectrum Noir blog post- Mulberry Wood

Hello campers!
Yep.. I am still on planet earth..just been a little busy... there are 2  DT posts coming tomorrow.... But for today, I wanted to share my card from my Spectrum Noir Blog post... 
Ok.. its a little late.. a week to be exact... lol! 
If you haven't checked out the Spectrum Noir Blog...why not??
 Its jam packed with inspiration, hints and tips ....
this was my post here.....
and this is my card....

the papers are from the Mulberry Wood cd... ribbon and snowflake button from stash... the sentiment is from the Owl stamp set... coloured with my spectrum noirs..
those owls are just the cutest , aren't they?
if you pop over to the Spectrum Noir Blog.. you can get a step by step how I made this card.... 
so, all I need to do is enter my card in.....
1.Crafty sentiments - Christmas in July
2.LEJ Designs- Animals
3.Forever friends - Christmas in July
4.Hooked on Crafts - Christmas in July 
5.Lollipop Crafts - Christmas in July  
6.The Pink Elephant -Christmas in July

Thanks for popping by... Im hope you will join me tomorrow for my DT posts...
 til then ..
Hugs xxxxx

Monday, 9 July 2012

The Sugar Bowl challenge- third time is a charm

Hello my lovelies... I am about.. honest.. had a busy weekend with the granddaughter here and housework to catch up on... the house is as clean as a pin now... (it won't last..) and I finally got my hair cut and coloured... 
So, just a quick card to share , and shock! Its a 3rd entry for the Sugarbowl...
This is following the lovely Fi's sketch...


  
this is using  the Antebellum papers that I got from Raspberry Road... they were on at half price over the 4th of July celebrations....




this little cutie is Lil Sweet Pea , she is coloured with my Spectrums
I added stardust pen to her wings.. and the image is edged with distress ink... The butterflies are from the Tim Holtz die... the leaves are from the Cheery Lynn flourish die.. and the felt flower is from my MFT flower trio die.topped with a button and some button twine from the Ribbon Girl...
So, I just need to link to the following..
1.The SugarBowl- Fi's sketch
2.Fashionista challenge- winged things 2nd entry
3.Simon says stamp & show- layered
4.Stamp with fun- favourite stamps(sugar nellie) 
5.Amusing challenges - felt  
6.lets ink it up- all girl  
7.That craft place- anything goes  
8.dutch Dare -for a child-
 Thanks for popping by... I promise i will be back much sooner... til then..
Hugs xxxxx

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Lili's little fairies challenge - Anything goes

good moring , I am backkkkkkk!
 Did u miss me? 
 just a quick post for the next challenge over at Lili' Little Fairies.. and it a fab challenge... "anything goes" 
 so, I went with a boy card today...




I love this stamp... in fact I love most of the boy images they do...:-)
This one is called YeeHaa!  , and he is coloured with my Spectrums.... the papers are Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 and i got it as a digi from here....
  The sentiments are Lili of the Valley too... love them too....






 Now, please pop over to the Challenge blog, and take a peep at the delightful creations there.... its an easy challenge , using any Lili of the Valley stamps... 
I would like to enter in the following..
1. cards for men- happy birthday
2.Cutie pie challenge - one for the boys
3. Stamp n Plus- anything goes
4.great Impressions - best colouring  
5.Stamps + fun= creativity- no girls allowed
6. Kaboodle doodles- boys life
 thanks for popping back... lovely to know you are there... leave me comment.. and I will try and visit you..
 Hugs xxx

Miss muffet challenges- Inspiration

Good morning... another busy posting day for me... first up is a day of inspiration over at Miss Muffet challenges...
So, I plumped for another fab Pollycraft image... you can get them at Miss Muffet stamps now... isn't that just fab?
 So, I think I am on a "tag" shaped card phase.. so here is another....



I have used some older papers from MME called "pretty please", and the image is Luna Bitterfrost "stars rock"...
she is coloured with my Promarkers... fussy cut out and popped onto my tag....


 the sentiment is Lili of the valley....
want a little more inspiration? pop over and check out what the Dt girls have created....
 I am entering this in...
1.Creatalicious challenge - anything goes
2.Cupcake craftroom- lots of layers
3.Digital Tuesday- kids
4.Papertake weekly- anything goes
5.Jackson's digital challenge- Use flowers
6.Sassy Cheryl's - anything goes
Thanks for dropping in today... I will be back shortly with my next DT card, this time from Lili's Lil Fairies...
Hugs xx

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Passion for Promarkers challenge- Sketch

Hello my lovelies... time once again for another challenge over at Passion for Promarkers-- This week the lovely Donna has created a sketch....
 I have opted for a sweet image from the Digi Stamp Boutique called "baby Rosie"...


 its a lovely sketch, and I have used simple girly papers form the Forever Friends "new Arrival" paper pack... I love these papers....
I am writing a rather brief post today as I am not on my usual pc, but the old dinasaur the kids had.. and its frustrating to say the least... writing a simple post takes twice as long.... Grrrr!
Please check out the rest of the Dt's creations for inspiration, and give the challenge a whirl... there is a fab sponsor this week...
Letraset, who is offering a Promarker stamping kit
 I would like to enter this card in..
1.Pan pastel challenge - use a digi
2.Hiding in my craft room - anything goes
3.Card mad fairy's - Girly
4. Chocolate, coffee & cards- anything goes 
5.Totally papercrafts- use a digi
Thanks for dropping by... I will be back tomorrow with another card.. (If I don't throw this pc out the window first!!)
Hugs xxxx

Monday, 2 July 2012

Tiddly Inks Challenge- Pretty in Pink

Hello, hello.... My posts are like buses today...lol! 
Two in a day... hehe...
 I just realised, if I didn't get a wiggle on i would miss the Tiddly Inks challenge... and since we have had pc problems.. I couldn't post it... I think i am in the eleventh hour over at Tiddly inks...
So, my card... I made it a tag shape for something different.... I used Fairy Wrynn, I won her on the TI blog hop  a while back... here she is...



the papers are MMe lost & found "Blush" and scraps from Echo Park "Yours Truly".. lace and pompom from The Ribbon Girl




She is coloured with my Spectrums.. and fussy cut out and popped onto the tag card... I love those wee roses in her hair....
I just quickly need to link her...
1. Tiddly Inks Challenge- Pretty in Pink... 
2.the ribbon Girl challenge- Girly 
3.Dream Valley challenge- things with wings
4.Crazy 4 challenges - create a tag  
5.Whimsy inspirations- anything but a square   
6.
Then , I promise.. that will be all from me today... and I will be back with my PfP  dt card tomorrow...
 Hugs xx

The Sugarbowl challenge- part two

Hello and happy Monday! 
I wanted to share  a little something sweet to start your week... 
I am not sure if you saw the release of Fairy Faye & friends last week... But those little cuties had to be mine..:-)
So, I have inked one up, and The Challenge on the Facebook Sugar Nellie page is your fav colour combo... 
I love PINK  as you know.. I love it with Cream and with Kraft.. so here is one I rustled up....






Isn't she adorable? and she is here with my favourite papers MME lost & found Blush...stitched and ditressed
She is called "Sprinkle some love".. and she is coloured with my Promarkers....
The sketch also follows Fiona's sketch from the Sugarbowl, I haven't added a sentiment , I hope they will let me off?




 Get yourself over and enter the challenge... There is a chance to win some rubber..:-) Sweet, sweet rubber...
I would like to enter this in...
1.The Sugar Bowl- fi's sketch
2.Dream Valley challenges - things with wings
3.Sir Stampalot- your crafty passion(stamping sweet images & alcohol pens)
4.The hybrid chic- stitching  
5. speedy & friends - use metal (charm)  
6.Fat pages & cards- anything goes
 thanks for popping in today... tomorrow brings another challenge from Passion for Promarkers... Til then , see Ya! 
Hugs xx


Sunday, 1 July 2012

The Sugarbowl Challenge-

Hello my lovelies... how are you... I hope this horrendous weather has not caused you any upset,, there has some pretty shocking flooding and storms hasn't there?
 My allotment is looking a bit sorry for itself.. too wet for the potatoes.. and its been so cool that hardly anything is growing... :-(
I wanted to share my regular Sugar Nellie fix, as you know I try and enter the Sugarbowl, and certainly the FB Sugar Nellie challenge as much as I can.... this week the challenge was "add a sentiment & something metal".....
 The sketch this week is by the lovely Fiona, and the stamp was one I won on the FB challenge itself, a while back... 




  the papers are Prima , "Madaline" , and she is coloured with my spectrum noirs....I just added a doily, a brad, and a sentiment, which came from the fabulous Paulette at TLC....
 I love this sketch , I think I will use it lots.... 
If you need any more inspiration, check out the Sugarbowl....

I would like to enter this in..
1.The SugarBowl- fiona's sketch
2.Chocolate, coffee& cards- anything goes
3.Stampin for the weekend- show us your style
4.Poodles parlour- Cute, and cuddly
5.Fab n Funky- cute & girly

 thanks for dropping by, I have been awol as the pc decided to die , and I am using our spare one.. which is a bit of a dinosaur... its taken me ages to type this...
 I will be back tomorrow... catch ya later...
Hugs xx