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Sunday, 29 September 2013

All Dressed up Design team.....

Hiya guys.... I hope your weekend has been fabulous, and your Sunday is peaceful.
Today is my hubby's birthday..(I will share his card later in the week....).
We have had the past week off work , spending time together  here and there... doing odd jobs, going places we said we would.... 
I have only managed a teeny weeny bit of crafting, and I realised I hadn't gotten round to announcing my new DT position with All Dressed Up ..yup ,I am now a "Dressy Girl" !!!
So, I made a card to share with you all..... you may have seen the Abi Ballerina one a few weeks back, and then more recently another dressy girl. one of a trio.... Three Little Party Girls
They are all created by the fabulously talented Wendy Burns...and can be purchased here....
So, my card....

The papers are fabulous, I LOVE 'em! the Basic Grey Serendipity & Shine On ....lush! The image is one of the little Party girl trio, coloured with my spectrums...
Skin: TN3,2,PP2,FS4
Hair:GB1,2,8,10,EB3,5,TN9,7,
Dress: IG5,TN7,GB7,CT3,CT1,BT6,5,4,3,1
Bows & Shoes:BT6,5,4,3,1
B/ground:IG3,2,1,blender


The sentiment is computer generated... and I just added a button to finish..... 
The challenge starts on the 2nd.. so stay tuned.... there is some amazingly talented ladies I am proud to say are my teamies..... and the new releases are to die for. Next month see's a new freebie too...(wink) ....
So, thats your Sunday dose of cuteness.... I reckon you'll be wanting more ??!!!!
 All, I need now is to enter this in...
1.2 Sisters- Anything goes
2.Di's digi's - colouring skills
3.My Time to Craft - thanks
4.Craftitude- Anything goes /harvest
5.Crafts4 eternity- Anything goes
6.Sister Act- Anything goes  
7.Fab N Funky - Button it up 
8.Stampin' with the dragon- Yellow
 thanks for popping by, I have lots of DT stuff to share this week.. and another announcement real soon... so, pop by soon, won't ya???
Hugs xxx

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Crafty Little Fairies- Autumn colours

Hello dear friend...how is your week going??
 its Thursday already.. and you know that can only mean another challenge over at Crafty Little Fairies....
this time the theme is "Autumn Colours", and I couldn't resist using this delightful LOTV stamp called "Daffodils"


The papers are MME Lost & Found Sunshine.. I do love these papers so! the hearst are a MS punch, and the centre die cut is a JOY! die , then I used an old set of flower punches which I have for absolute yonks!!! the sentiment is computer generated


I just finished it off with a few pearls and a touch of stickles... Please pop over and check what the rest of my DT teamies have rustled up.. they are delish... 
The prize is a £10 gift voucher from My Crafty Heart..yay!
So... what are you waiting for ??
I would like to enter this in the following...
1.Die Cuttin' Diva's - Fall colours
2.Going grey w/scrap creations- Fall 
3.Loves Rubber Stamps - Fall colours
4.Created with love- Fall 
5.Lexi's Creations - Autumn
6.Incy Wincy - Photo inspiration 
7.Love to Create - Colour Inspiration  
8.Make it Monday with kraft outlet- Colour inspiration

Thanks for popping by... I have lots more still to come.. and I am having a busy old week... would love you to join me tho'
 Hugs xxx


Polly Craft Challenge - Birthday Girls

Hello my sweet friend... thank you for popping in on me today!
Its time once again for another Pollycraft challenge. Today's theme is chosen by the lovely Jane , and the theme is "Birthday Girls" ( and I'm sure she won't mind me telling you , that its her birthday this week too... so I hope you get chance to pop over and wish her Happy birthday!!?
Here's mine.... a bit last minute dot.com... but here's Poppy....



The papers are digital... Echo Park I think, and Poppy is coloured with my spectrums....


 Ised glossy Accents on the bubbles then added some glamour dust for sparkle... the sentiment is TLC... 
Please check out the rest of the DT's fab creations on the blog... and give the challenge a whirl... and remember if you use a Pollycraft image , you get credit towards future purchases... What you waiting for ???
 See you there... 
I just need to enter my card in the following challenges...
1. Parade your crafts - Birthdays 
2. Sprinkle N Sparkle- Glitter, embossing powder or flock  
3.Stamp & Create- Birthdays
4.Party Time tuesday- Anything goes  
5.Shopping our Stash- Kids 
6.Totally Papercrafts- Birthday or new baby  
7.The Squirrel & the Fox- Happy Birthday
Thanks for your company today.. I have lots of exciting stuff to come, stay tuned!!
Hugs xxx

Friday, 20 September 2013

Tiddly Inks Challenge - Saying goodbye


Hello peeps... how are you ..well the weekend is here. ( altho I have work in the morning then I can enjoy some time off with the hubs...) , its been a mad old day , and I am in need of wine!!!
First tho' , I have a card to share, and this is one I made for a colleague at work, who is leaving us to go to uni(hence the school Dp's)...
I had to have this Tiddly inks image as soon as I saw it. the inspiration came from the lovely Alyce!
Plus, it fits perfectly into the latest Tiddly Inks challenge , where the theme is "Saying Goodbye" 


This cutie is called "Aida gonna miss you" she is coloured with my Spectrums, I will add the colurs shortly...
the papers are digi ones called "Off to school" by Fancy Pants, the tag is a LOTV sentiment one... 


I fussy cut her out , and popped her on the front, adding a few flowers and buttons to finish....
I will be sharing this on the Spectrum Noir blog too
So, all I need to do is enter this in...
1.A Creative Romance- dies or punches
2.Sister Act - Anything goes
3.Stampin' for the weekend- back to school (going to Uni- hope that counts?)
4.Sweet Pea stampers- Use Kraft
5.Happy Campers - flowers
6.Creative moments - Anything goes/frame it
7.Just Inspirational- punches & die cuts  
8.Diva's by design - Anything goes
9.Tiddly inks Challenge- Saying goodbye
 thanks for popping by...I have an exciting announcement to make to... Hope you will pop by and share my happy dancing!
hugs xxx

Thursday, 19 September 2013

The Sugar bowl - Anything goes....

Hello again my lovelies... long time no see..hahaha! 
So , I am back with another post, this time from the Sugar bowl, and as always "Anything Goes"... as long as you use a SUGAR NELLIE stamp!!!!
I have used an all time favourite.. the lovely Pippi Longsocks... her she is...


The papers are Glitz "Beautiful Dreamer", I went for a shaped card for a change....,I used another shaped die , and then the florals ovals die... Pippi is coloured with my Spectrums. the flowers are from stash, and I have added some stickles to bling here up... and lots of Glamour dust on the fairy's wings...




 I have fussy cut her oust and 3d'd her on..... perfecto!
so, there is lots of delish inspiration over at the Sugar Bowl ,so remember, a Sugar Nellie image to enter, and then its as you please... I will see you there...
 there are 4 stamps up for grabs, and if there lots of entries this could increase... 
now, this is also a creation for someone who I was paired with on a card swap... so I hope when she gets it , she likes it.... I won't say anymore til I know Pippi has arrived safely... 
All that's left is to enter..
1.Card mania - Fav colour combo- (pink& cream)
2.Crafty bloggers - Things with wings
3.Crafty cardmakers- Winged things
4.Thro the Purple Haze - Bling it up
5.Whoopsi Daisy- 2 or more patterned papers
6.Emerald Fairies- Magical creatures
 thanks for joining me for the second time this morning... I will leave you to enjoy the rest of your day... Hugs xxxx

In the Pink Challenge -Bling it up....

Hello and gooooood morning....
Well, It has certainly started to feel autumnal lately... I don't like to cooler night, but the autumn colours are such a joy!
Alas, no autumnal shades here on today's card, as its time for another "In The Pink Challenge"... and the theme this time is "Bling It Up"..... 

I did fall in love with this cute pair when I first set eyes on them.. and the feel of this card  is a wedding card (as it a commission and they are both bikers too) , and I tried to give the girl a bridal style..lol!...
They are of course from Lili of the Valley called "Ride with me", and they are coloured with Spectrums
Skin: TN3,2,FS4,PP2
Hair: GB2,8,10,TN1,IG6,8,9,10
Scooter:IG2,1,blender,IG10,8,6.
Clothes:IG1,2,Black,IG9,7,3,DR6,PP6,5,4,2
Background:BT1,IB1,blender,BGR6,4,2.1


 The papers are Nitwits "Always & Forever", the flowers, lace and ribbon from stash, and the little heart shaped buckle is from The Handcrafted card company.. boy1 do they have some bling??!!!! and so reasonable too ...I LOVE it ALL!!!!!!!!
I have stitched and distressed, and added touches of picket fence white paint... there is glitter on her dress, and liquid pearls in her hair... 
Check out the fab inspiration from the DT, and give the challenge a go... Your project has to be MAINLY PINK, and add lots of bling this time. Easy right? All I would like to do is enter this in...
1. LOTV challenge - Ribbon & lace 
2.Created with love - Anything goes
3.Mema's - lace & flowers
4.Sparkle & sprinkle- Embossing powder, glitter or flocking
5.Ribbon reel- Inspirational pic,flowers& ribbon
6.Diva's by design- Weddings/anniversaries
Thanks so much for joining me this morning , its a busy old day.. there's another DT post heading your way shortly
til then ..Take care
Hugsxxx

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

All Dressed Up and Pretty in Pink

Good morning, or is it Crafternoon where you are??
Anyhow,I sure am pleased to have your company.... Its half way thro the week, and the hubs and I have the week off together  so busy busy busy on the crafting front to clear my craft desk, and maybe we could take a small break..... here's hoping.... 
I had to share this today though... I recently discovered  "All Dressed Up" images over on Etsy, and then on Facebook, and they are starting a challenge blog soon... they have a DT call which ends today.. so I hope you got chance to apply???


This little sweetie is part of a threesome, but you also get the three girls separately... and for £3 , talk about a bargain!! They are from the pen of a very talented Wendy Burns... you can find out more about her here.....
The papers are "Beautiful Life" from Echo Park, which I bought in digi form from Jessica Sprague... She is coloured with spectrums and fussy cut out... 
Skin:TN3,2,FS4,PP2
Hair:TN1,GB2,8,10,EB3,5,
Dress:DR6,PP6,5,4,2,,DG3,CG4,3
Flower:BT6,5,3,2,TN7,5,3,GB3,2,



 So I created lots of layers and matted them on kraft card... they are distressed and stitched. I have used my new floral ovals die,which I chalked carefully round the edge, and then add DI to the filigree parts... and my Marianne flower die, finished with a pearl.... the flower in her hair is finished with gold liquid pearl, just for that little bit of oomph!
I really can't wait to get the other coloured up now I'm am looking at this.. they are soooo cute!
So, all thats left for me to do is...
1.Inky chicks- Pretty in pink
2.Glitter & Sparkle- Add some pink
3.A Creative Romance - Dies or punches
4.Created with love - anything goes
5.Paper Crafting journey - Flowers
6.Corrosive Challenge - Maiden, Mother , Crone
 Thanks for popping by...lots of DT stuff to share tomorrow.. pop in won't you? I will have the kettle on..
Hugs xx



Monday, 16 September 2013

Some Odd Girl and Spectrum Noir Collaboration

Hey everyone... how are you all?
 Have you seen the buzz over at Some Odd Girl and the Spectrum Noir blog... Well we have joined to give a fabulous showcase of the awesome talents of the lovely Kristy @ SOG.... 
so, we were thrilled  for the chance to play with some splendiferous SOG images.. I went for Phone Call Mae


I coloured her up with my spectrums , of course...

Skin: TN3,2,FS4,PP2
Hair:IG9,7,5,2,black Eyes:TB3,2,1,
Top&Slippers:GB7,5,2,TN1
Shorts:JG6,5,CG4,JG1
background:IG2,IB1,blender
Phone:DR7,6,4,CR7

The papers are digital too, from Echo Park, called best of Friends...



So, keep your eyes peeled for lots of delish inspiration from my Speccies teamies, on the blog and over on the Facebook page.....
I would also like to enter this in...
1.Designed to color- Anything goes
2.Ladybug Crafts - Anything goes
3.Challenges 4 Everybody- Anything goes
4.Eclectic Ellapu- Inspired by a song (Call me -Blondie)
5.Chocolate, coffee- Anything goes
6.Sister Act - anything goes 
7.613 Avenue Create - Anything goes 
8.Cute Card Thursday- Hip to be square
thanks for popping by...I have lots to share with you this week... please come see me soon
Hugs xxx

Saturday, 14 September 2013

The Squirrel & the Fox - Raining men

Hey guys.... time to share another card with you.. this is one that I made for my daughter to give to her fella... Its some thing to do with his fav rugby team lol.... 
This image was just the job. Its from the Mulberry Wood range called "Champion
The papers are digi from Basic grey "Clippings" 



 I really do love this stamp, and you can colour it up in any combo for the fellas fav team... I used my Spectrums on this...
Bears:TN1,GB2,8,10 EB3,PP2
Strip: IG10,9,6,2,BG3,1 blender,EB2,1
Trophy:TN7,OR1,GB5,1,TN1
Grass:CG1-4,DG2-4,LG3-5..
Sky: IB1,TB1,blender
The sentiment comes with the stamp.


 I matted it all on black card.. BUT I ran out..ARGHHHH! So, I just coloured round the edge of the white matting card with my black speccie pen. No one will ever know..... then I distressed it a little with a black ink pad....
I guess all I need to do is enter this in....
1.The Squirrel & The Fox- Raining men
2.Chocolate Coffee- anything goes
3.Crafty Catz- Men& Boys
4.Polkadoodles - One for the boys
5.Inky Situation - Teddy Bears
6.Happy campers - Use a stamp 
7.Addicted to stamps - Anything goes  
8.Sister Act - Anything goes
 Thanks for popping over.. I am relieved to say that after being busy serving on Jury Duty for the last 2 weeks I am now back to a normal routine.. back to work.. back to crafting , yay!!
 Take care 
See you soon
 Hugsxx

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Crafty Little Fairies - New Baby

Hello, hello ,hello!
how are you???
 Its Thursday so that means time for a new challenge over at Crafty Little Fairies...The theme this week is "New Baby".... 
so, what did I make...?
 here he is...

So, what did I use... ?    well, the stamp is "Baby Boy" and he is coloured with my Spectrums. The papers are Digi EchoPark Baby boy ones....they are matted onto chocolate card , and the sentiment is a JellyPark one.. I love these.... 


Now, you know we have changed are name?? But, have you remembered that you can use other stamp brands too??/ Check out the inspiration from our DT...
 I would like to enter this in...
1.Drunken Stampers - Buttons
2.ABC Challenge - colouring w/ markers
3.Craftin' Desert Diva's - Baby linky party
4.C is for Challenge- Lots of layers
5.Challenges 4 everybody- Anything goes
6.Totally Gorjuss- Anything goes
 Thanks for popping by...I will have a mid-way reminder for In The Pink tomorrow hopefully..
Til then..
Hugs xxxx

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Pollycraft Challenge - Harvest colours

Good morning to ya... 
Time , once again for another Pollycraft challenge.. and what better choice of theme than the one Mary J has chosen today "Harvest Colours"
I went for the lovely Pip, creating a thank you card with her....


 So,I dug into my papers, these are Sweet Briar by Raspberry Road, I just added a little distressing and my MS pansy punch...



 She is coloured with my spectrums..
Skin:TN3,2,PP2,FS4
Hair:TN1,GB1,EB2,BG4,GB8,10,EB5
Apples:CG4,3,CR7,CG1
Basket:EB5,3,GB10
Jeans:BGR5-2
Squirrel:TN8,7,5,3,
background:IG1,2,3,
So, have a peep over at the Challenge blog, and soak up the inspiration....
All I need to do is enter this in..
1.Paper Playtime - 3 different papers
2.Whoopsi Daisy -Fall
3.Created with Love - Tic tac toe(flower, glitter, rhinestones)
4.Crazy challenge- Bingo( flowers, die cuts,pearls)
5.Creative Inspirations Paint- Autumn colours
6.Great Impressions - Autumn colours 
7.JellyPark Challenge - For the kids
8.Bearly Mine - Fall colours
 Another fab one for you tomorrow, See ya then!
Hugs xx

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Spectrum Noir Challenge - Travel.....

Hello my lovelies..... how was you week?
 The summer has refused to quit and is still pretty fabulous here...I for one will be sad to see it go...
 Just like the recipient of this card... its for a work colleague, she has decided to see a bit of the world now she has graduated...So, I made this card for us all to sign... she will be missed, but what an exciting adventure for her!??
 This card is also perfect for the next challenge over on the Spectrum noir challenge blog where the theme is "Travel"...


The papers are aptly called "Well Travelled " from Carta Bella, and the image is called "Thursdays Child" from Mo Manning....
she is coloured with my spectrums , here's the colours I used...

Skin: TN3,2,PP2,FS4
Hat:BG6-1

Hair:GB8,10,EB3

Coat:IG7, DR7,6,4,CR7
Bear:GB1,2,8,10,EB5
Doll,CG4,2,
Bag:BG4,EB2&1
WEllies:PP6,5,2,BT3,1 blender
Case:BT3,1,GB7,OR1,GB2,CT4,2,IG5,3,1




 I distressed the papers and added a few post mark stamps... I love the newspaper feel of these papers... I finished with some jute twine and a couple of charms.... The little tag says "from all of us" and is from LOTV.
I just love Mo Manning , they are always so perfect when you need just the right image... 
so, I just need to enter this in...
1.LEJ Designs - Something shiny(charm)
2.Live Love crafts challenge - inspirational pic
3.Digi Heaven - vintage or old
4.4 Crafty Chicks-Lace
5.Hanna and friends - Bingo(dies, lace,Pearls)
6.Perfect sentiments challenge - Twine 
7. Mo's Digital pencil challenge - Anything goes
 thanks for popping by... have a fabulous weekend
hugs xxx

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Crafty Little Fairies- Cute & cuddly critters

Hello gang!!!
 Welcome to the first challenge for the newly re-named Crafty Little Fairies ....yep! you read that right... LLF has changed its name and is now playing with lots of other stamp brands too.....



I for one, am a big lover of the LOTV range, and will be still colouring lots of them up....but you can play with your favs too.....
The first challenge to kick this off is "Cute & Cuddly", and I have used one of my newly purchased "James the Bear" Xmas stamp...



the papers are Echo park "Winter Wishes" , James is coloured with my spectrums,
Bear: TN1,2,GB1,2,8,10,EB3,PP2
Coat:BT1-6,IG6
Scarf: IG1,3,HN1,4,PV1
Boots:IG1-5
the sentiment is a Grungy Xmas one from LOTV.... and a little glitter & stardust pen to finish...



So, please go check out the newly re-christened blog... and see for yourself the amazing sponsor we have.. there's fab prizes to be had every challenge....
 I would just like to enter this in...
1.Ladybug Crafts Ink- Winter wonderland
2.Love Rubber Stamps - Anything goes
3.Crafty Hazelnuts Xmas challenge - Get Inky
4.Sparkles Christmas challenge - Non-traditional colours
5.Crafty Cardmakers- Snow & Ice
6.Christmas Card Challenges -Something new
Thank you so much for visiting me,I appreciate all your lovely comments...
hugs xxx

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Color Me Creative Guest DT...

Hiya guys!!!
 Happy hump day!!!
I have been invited by the lovely ladies at Color Me Creative to join them for this month as GDT... well, I was over the moon... I got to choose  a fabby Digi My World image, and create a little something "Retro" ....
 

So, say hello to Dawn AKA "Shagadelic"....I teamed her up with Designed By Dani "Pop kit papers"... which fit perfectly...
I coloured her with my Spectrums...
Hair: TN1,GB1,2,8,10,EB3,5
Skin:TN3,2,PP2&FS4
Boots andW/coat:TN7,OR2,1,GB2,1
Dress&h/band,DR6,PP6-2
 The sentiment and the flower also comes with the digi


I had to 3d the sentiment, the image and the flower, and add it to my funky layout... Groovy Baby.... 
So, please go check out the CMC challenge - If you love you markers then you'll love this challenge...
I guess I just need to enter this in...
1.Bearly Mine - anything goes
2.Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
3.Thro The Craft room Door - Anything goes
4.Designed to Color -Anything goes
5.Crafting By Design - Anything goes
6.Paper Playtime - 3 Design  papers
Thanks once again for joining me...I am on a roll with my posts... I hope you can join me again tomorrow...
hugs xxx




Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Digi Galore - anything goes

Good morning my crafty friends.. thank you for dropping by....its always lovely to see you all... 
Well' today I have a real girly treat for you... I have discovered this sweeter then sweet girly images.. and I had to grab the Freebie!!!( thats right I said freebie!!) and colour her up...
 Yup... these All Dressed Up Dolls are so darling.... 




 .. and because I LOVE them so much I used some of my all time fav papers... MME Lost & Found "Blush"....



 I have used pearl lace, ribbon roses, and lots of my flowers stash.. the circle is cut with a stately circles die, and I have distressed inked and stitched... She has been fussy cut out, and popped onto my card. 
I have really enjoyed make this one... all pink & girly... fab! I might just have to pop by and get some more... here....(wink)....
So, all that's left is to enter ...
1.Digi Galore - Anything goes
2.Mema's Challenge - lace & flowers
3.ABC Challenge - U for unlimited
4.Joanna Sheen - Pretty in pink
5.Paper shelter - lace & pearls
6.Inky Chicks- Stitching
7.Diva's by design - lovely lace
I will see you again tomorrow.. with a little retro number... then something festive for Thursday...
Hugs xxxx

Monday, 2 September 2013

Country view Crafts challenge- Layers...

Hello peeps!
 Well, who stole the weekend????  I am sure it must've have been stolen???
 I have a card to share today that you might have spied over on the Spectrum Noir blog, where I shared a card I created for a friend to give to her hubby.... 
so, just a quick peep as I have lots to do, and its been a strange ol' day so far.. can't tell you much now, maybe I can enlighten you soon ...
Anyhoo... I love these Fizzy Moon bears... and  here's what I did with them..


 the brief was, not too fussy and girly, and in his teams colours (white & blue and a touch of yellow)
If you would like  to see the colours I used they are...
Hat:IG9, IG7, IG5, IG2,TB4, TB3, TB2
Bears: GB2,TN1, GB8, GB10, EB3, TN8, BG4, BG2, BG1
Roses & Horseshoes: TN7, GB5, GB3, CT4, CT3, CT1
Veil: IG3, IG1, blender
Buttons: TB3, TB2, TB1, PP5, PP2
Background: IG3, IG2, blender



The papers are Waterfall Hearts" from Pink petticoat, I added some blue seam binding, XOXOX die cuts (hugs n kisses) , a button and a heart charm....
I am entering this in...
1.Country View crafts- Layers
2.Crazy 4 Challenges - Buttons or Bows
3.Card & Scrap - Use dies
4.Glitter & sparkle - Anything goes
5.Pink gem - 2 backing papers
6.Patties Creations- Anything goes
 thanks for popping by... I have something pink & girly tomorrow, and a little something festive after that.. stay tuned...
Hugs xx