Thursday, 31 May 2012

Lili's Little fairies - Anything goes

Hello guys.. i'm baaaack!
 Yep, a busy posting day today... time for another Lili's Little Fairies Challenge.. this week the theme is "Anything Goes"....
I am in my element working with these images.. and with an anything goes theme I did take a while choosing which one to go with....

now, the colour scheme was a little easier as I saw these papers used by the lovely Pops, they are from Raspberry roda.. and are called Sally Ann .. so the colours on my image , the lovely Rosie Posie came from there... coloured with my spectrums...

The lattice in white is from my MS punch around the page punch.... a little muslin, and flowers from stash... a touch of stickles on the flowers.. I think the sentiment is a Crafters Companion stamp.. Beatrix potter , I think....

  I hope you will check out the really talented bunch on the Lili's Design team ,and creations from my fellow GDT girlies too....
 I am entering this card in...
1.Diva's by design- Anything goes
2.Stampavie & more- for a girl
3.Waste not Wednesday- forgotten stuff ( stamp)
4.Love to create - add a sentiment
5.crafting for all seasons- Many layers
Phew, that's a frantic morning of posting.. Back to more Dt samples for me... I will be back real soon... thanks for your lovely company..
 hugs xxx

Miss Muffet Challenges - Rainbows, clouds or wings.

Hello my crafty friends.. How are you...its Thursday already.. and the week is just grand! Hasn't the weather been a treat?... So let's hope it continues into next week whilst hubby and i have a few days away....
 This morning its time for another Miss Muffet Challenge.. this week the theme is "Rainbows, Clouds or Wings".... What a dreamy challenge...

So, I opted for Sugar as  Swan Princess.. with wings from the Angel Accessories.....

The papers are the dreamy Prima ones called "Romantique"...Sugar is coloured with my markers, the delish lace was from The Ribbon Girl.. I got her using my £10 gift voucher I won at  Lili's little Fairies... Oh my, I coulda gone mad.. but I am trying to stick to my Stash! 

 I coloured both the wings and sugar in , fussy cut then out and glued the wings on.. I am not that clever that I could do it on my PC.. although I am sure its really easy....
Please pop over and Check out the rest of the amazing Miss Muffet Dt creations.. they are phenomenal...!!
That just leaves me to say.. I would like to enter this in...
1.Celebrate the occasion- anything goes
2.Ladybug ink- Something with wings
3.365 cards.- Feeling fussy
4.Love to create - Add a sentiment
5.Ohh La la - Make it girly
6.Crafty calendar- things with wings
Thanks you so much for popping by..... Its lovely to know that you like to drop in and see me.. and all the comments are so much appreciated....
I will be back later with my Lili's little Fairies GDT card.. Til then.. Taraaaa! 
Hugs xxx

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Bearly Mine Challenges - Animal kingdom

Hello my lovelies... how are you.. ?
 Having a leisurely week with a few days off....met up with friends for lunch today.. catching up on commissions and dt stuff before a trip away at the weekend....
i thought I would post a card, as you may be wondering where i have!
So, a card featuring the lovely Whimsy & stars image called "Rosie Ballerina".. 

 the papers are from Humphrey 's  Corner CD, Rosie is coloured with Promarkers, flowers are Wild Orchid, seam binding, doily and heart pearls from stash....

 just a simple layout really.. I do love the soft lemons on this cd....  the sentiment is computer generated.
 i would like to enter this in the following...
1.Bearly Mine - Animal Kingdom
2.LEJ Designs - Ribbons galore
3.Shopping our Stash- May flowers
4.Daisy doodles - beary cute to create - Add a sentiment
6.Tammyscrapincorner- Anything goes
thanks for popping by.. Its always nice to have your company and kind comments.. I will be back tomorrow with a Mo Manning image...
 Hugs xx

Sunday, 27 May 2012

More Meadow Cottage Bears....

Good morning to you... or is it afternoon yet..?
 i am having a leisurely Sunday... the boys are out on their bikes... and whilst i have loads to do.. I seem to be flitting about getting nothing done...!
 i hope you have been watching the shows on Create & Craft..? Apparently one of my cards were featured.. where i had coloured on Kraft....

... this one....... 
well you can now see my step by step tutorial on how to... here on the Spectrum Noir blog....
Now, I have another MCB card to share.....

Again, coloured with Spectrum Noirs...The papers are from the cd... a ribbon and doily , and the sentiment is from the stamps set....

this one is called Happy birthday.....
I hope you like him... Don't forget check out all the latest tips & techniques over at the Spectrum noir blog......
I would like to enter my card in..
1.Allsorts challenge- Happy birthday to someone special
2.Inspire me Fridays - anything goes
3. Robyn's Fetish- birthday cards with sentiment
4.Aud sentiments- any sentiment
5. Penny's papercrafty- anything goes
 Pop back tomorrow.. where I have an Adorables card for you....

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Spectrum Noir Blog Launch!

Hello everyone!!! wahooooo! excited much!! Today is the day of the launch for the splendiferous Spectrum Noir Blog!!! This is oozing with talented crafters from all over the world.. and the aim is to give you , Spectrum Noir users , inspiration, hints and tips. From beginners to advanced there will be something there for you. It will be jam packed with tutorials too.. and the list of dt members is uber fantastic!!!!
we have....drum roll please...

UK Team


Now... If  I can contain myself.... there are lots of tutorials to start you off... inc something from yours truly!
 ( I am still pinching myself to be included in such a awesome team of talented ladies.....)

so for more .. get over here.....


See you there !!!!! 
hugs xxx

Lili's Little Fairies GDT - anything but a square

Hello my lovelies..... I hope this lovely sunshine is where you are, and your week is going is a special day for me... because today i can proudly post a card as GDT for Lili's Little Fairies.... this has had me grinning from ear to ear since I found out... I am so thrilled.. I'd like to thank all the girls for giving me this amazing honour! ... best stop now or I will be blubbing!! ...
 So, without much ado here is my card for this weeks challenge "Anything but a square"....

this little cutie, who I have had quite a while now, is called Rosie with a cake, she is coloured with my spectrums... the papers are Cosmo Cricket "tea for two"... I have used my new circle dies from Go Kreate.. they are large frame size.. (thanks Coops), the swirl is Cheery Lynn flourish....

 the sentiment is from the lovely Paulette from TLC... she creates such fabulous digi's.. I really love her sentiments.. they are just the perfect finish to a card.... please pop over and check out the divine creations from the DT and from my fellow new GDT teamies  Tracey & Judy.....
now, all I need to do is enter this in...
1.Bearly Mine- anything goes
2.Die cutting diva's - Buttons, banners & birthdays...
3.Sweet stamps- anything goes
4.Top tip Tuesday- dig out the old  
5.Hot shot crafts - die cuts
thanks for stopping by today.. its always lovely to read your sweet comments..
 hugs xx

Miss Muffet stamps new release

Good morning to you... are you enjoying the sunshine where you are?... Its about time it changed for the better doncha think?
I have a busy posting day today.. so here is my first post... there are new releases at Miss Muffet stamps.. some adorable critters for starters...
This was my choice for today......

this little cutie is called "Squirt".. he is a chipmunk.. I am sure you all know really.. i have never coloured a chipmunk... so i hope he looks ok....he is colured with my Promarkers.... 
the papers are Prima "So cute".. and its seems i have a new thing for circle cards at the mo'!  I have used my Go Kreate scallop circles again.... , added a layer of muslin... and a snippet of ribbon for Sew Sweet....a little jute twine to tie it all..... finished! 

 Now please check out the rest of the DT girls' creations.. you will love them....
I would like to enter this in...
1.Craft your days away- all creatures great and small
2.I love Promarkers- die-cuts
3.Waste not Wednesday-forgotten stuff (papers)
4.digi stamps4joy- buttons
5. Oh La la - ribbon or twine
right, I'm off... but not for long.. I have two posts this morning...
 Hugs x

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Adorables- Keep in touch

Good morning to you... i am sat here in my gym gear ready for another Zumba class followed by Bodyjam... I have had a big breakfast lol!.. as i have a busy day..... So, Just a quick card to share using the Adorables range.. this one is quite sweet.. and makes a change from the usual birthday cards.... and this one is perfect for someone moving away or staring a new job...

  this little fella is from the Adorables Summer Collection, he is called" follow your dreams", colured with Spectrums.. and the background is  a scene from the Adorables CD and the papers are too.. so all i added is some corrugated card, and Kraft card for matting....

There is a show coming up at the end of the week on Create & craft... you will get to see more fabulous samples from the DT....
I hope you can tune in...
 I am entering this in...
1.Make it Monday Kraft challenge- remembering you
2.great impressions- anything goes
3.Fab N Funky- new beginnings(new job)
 Thanks for popping in this morning.. best get off to Zumba..! think of me lol! Its a laugh, if nothing else, but i really feel so much better for it!
Hugs xxx

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Passion for Promarkers- Birthdays

Good morning my lovelies.. Tuesday already... and today we have a mega treat for you.... this week sees the third anniversary of Passion for Promarkers.. and there are the most awesome prizes up for grabs.....
But, before you start to read .. grab yourself a cuppa, and get comfy.. its a big read.. but too good to miss!
this is what the lovely Denise has to say.....

Onto this week's theme and we have a very special challenge for you this week and it's our 3rd Anniversary. Can you believe it's been 3 years since Gina and myself started our little blog to share our love of all things Letraset. As it's a special challenge we have a really easy theme for you of "birthdays", although please note we are only accepting a maximum of 3 entries per person for this one challenge only.   To be eligible for our prize draw you must use your Letraset products (i.e. pro, flex, tria or aqua markers) and of course follow the theme.  As always we have some fantastic prizes up for grabs and our sponsors have been very generous as they always are. Here we go....

Letraset Logo
Letraset are offering 3 lucky winners 1 pack of Limited Edition “Summer” promarkers.
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joanna sheen
Joanna Sheen are offering 1 prize of a £10.00 voucher to spend in her online store.
Crafty Emma's store new logo 
Crafty Emma’s store is offering one lucky winner a £10.00 voucher to spend in her online store.
polka doodles logo
Polka Doodles are offering 2 lucky winners a copy of her mini CD collection “Pretty Sweet”.
*Pretty Sweet - Mini CD collection
Bugaboo stamps badge
Bugaboo are offering once lucky winner 7 digi images of their choice.
Pink Gem designs are offering one lucky winner their digi set called “Ewe make me smile”.
Pink Gem PFP prize - Ewe Make Me Smile - Copyright
DigiStamp Boutique logo
DigiStamp Boutique are offering 6 digi images to one lucky winner.
Bearly mine designs
Bearly Mine Designs are offering one lucky winner 2 digi sets of their choice.
Whimsy Stamps/Michele R Designs are offering one lucky winner a prize of $15.00 worth of digi papers.

Wow we told you there were amazing prizes didn’t we – definitely lots of reasons to join in the fun this week!!  To give you lots of inspiration we have both Team 1 and Team 2 to share their creations (as always please click on their names to visit their personal blogs):

Phew! i told you it was a long post.. but how totally fantastic...
If you still have the energy you can see my card...

the papers are First Edition spring drop....The greeting is TLC, the image is birthday Cherrie from the Sugarplum range... I got her from Tickled Pink 

I have . once again fussy cut her out... and popped her on my card... 
I would like to enter this in...
1.quirky crafts- spots,dots,stripes & Ribbon
2.allsorts- buttons & bows
3.crazy4challenges- Birthday card
4.gill M- stripes &spots
5.crafty Catz- girlie time
6.emergency crafters- spots & stripes
thanks for taking the time to share the new challenge with me.. I do hope you will get over there and get stuck in.. see you there...
hugs xx

Monday, 21 May 2012

Crafter's Companion Meadow Cottage Bears blog hop...

Welcome to the Crafter's Companion Blog Hop Scavenger Hunt to celebrate the release of Meadow Cottage Bears, designed by Blackburn-born illustrator and figurative artist Christine Haworth! 

If you have landed here from Marianne's Blog then you are hopping in the right direction. If not then you need to pop over the Crafter's Companion News blog to begin.

Our Design Team have loved crafting with the new range from Crafter's Companion and celebrate the launch of this gorgeous new collection on Friday 25th May, we have decided to give you a chance to see some Sneak Peeks and also have the chance of winning a brilliant prize:

the Meadow Cottage Bears CD, Reddy die-cut decoupage kit and two Hunkydory papercrafting collections!

All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning this great prize is visit each blog in turn and then head to the Competitions page on the Crafter's Companion web site (you must be logged in to view this page). Each blog along the way will give you a clue, which will direct you to a product on the Crafter's Companion web site. Within this product you will find an image of a member of the Crafter's Companion Team, with a letter. Make a note of the letter and then head back to the blog to follow the hop to the next blog. Enter the phrase the letters make into the Competition page before 9am on Friday 25th May.

The winner will be drawn after 10am on Friday 25th May, and will be notified by email.

Your clue :    
Get spotted with this cardstock pack from Core'dinations

When you've found your letter, hop on to Caroline's blog.

Good luck!

Now, for a quick sneak is my first card.....

 I have coloured this cutie on Kraft card for a vintage feel... coloured with my spectrums of course... and its really easy. the papers are from the new Cd.... i hope you like it...
 I would like to enter this in..... 
1. Joanna sheen challenge- happy birthday
2.OSAAT - Anything goes
3. Robyn's fetish- Anything goes
 thanks for stopping by today... Don't forget follow the hop.. fab prizes are up for grabs...
Catch you tomorrow!
Hugs xxx

Friday, 18 May 2012

Adorable Things...

Good morning peeeples... Its FRIDAY!!!!! That means the weekend is upon us... so, lets kick things off with an Adorables  card... I love this one....

 this little cutie is called "April showers" and the papers are from the summer adorables cd...she is coloured with spectrums.... the stamps create a little scene , and you can use separate elements too.... 

the papers are just fab.. and the text matches this particular image.... I have added dots of glossy accents for rain.. and in the puddle.. then added a few AB beads for bigger drops...  i fussy cut here and 3d'd her onto the scene, but you could mask off one and stamp the other to create a scene... 
So, there may be a few more sightings of these from the CC DT girlies.. keep you eyes on my side bar....
I am entering this in..
1.DYSU- landscapes
2.MAWTT- Keep it real
3.Papertake weekly - in the garden
4.Incy Wincy- weather
5.Cute card Thursday- touch of sparkle

thanks for dropping by this morning... I may be back tomorrow with another Adorable.. or something completely different...
 Hugs xxx

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Miss Muffet Challenge- Anything goes

Good morning peeps... one slightly still person here this morning... boy that Zumba sure does work everything!!!
Luckily , I only type with 2 fingers so I can manage a post today!lol!
 Today is time for a new challenge over at Miss Muffet....The theme is Anything goes
so, I chose to go masculine today...I have used one of the new releases...I chose Parsley as Red Cloud

 the papers are all scraps... the back one is Polkadoodles... corrugated card.. and the dots , I can't recall..... a feather and a charm...they are as old as the hills... lol!..... and  my image.. which was coloured with my spectrums....

I really enjoyed colouring this... all the rich colours...I fussy cut him out, and 3d'd him on...
Please pop over and see the Dt creations.. they are to die for.... 
 i would like to enter my card in...
1.just keep on creating- anything goes
2.stampavie and more- for a boy
3.Ladybug crafts- anything but a square
4.whimsy inspiration- anything goes
5.Allsorts - card for boy or man
6.CES challenge- anything goes
 thanks  for popping by.... I will be back with my next commission tomorrow.... Hugs xx

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Lili's little fairies- favourite craft tool...

Hello everyone... well i am pooped... back to Zumba today after ages off... I haven't been without exercise.. as the allotment is pretty physical..But I am feeling kinda stiff... Zumba followed by body jam.. I am Cream Crackered! Then its work in half an hour... bad move I think!
Anyway , quick card.. using a combo of papers I used recently... I used really like the papers together.. and it uses up scraps too.... 
 The challenge over at Lili's little fairies is your fav craft tool..... Which has to be my cuttle bug.. to use all my dies.. I LOVE my dies.. mind you I LOVE my alcohol markers too.... 

 I love this image.. she is coloured with my Spectrums... lace is from stash, the flowers are from my MFT dienamics flower trio... the scallop and circle are from my nesties....

 there is a wee close up.. you can see the glitter.. you can't have a fairy without glitter right?
so quickly to enter this in...
1.Lili's little fairies- fav craft tool
2.Bunny Zoes - anything goes
3.Hooked on crafts- flowers
4.Stamp & create - for the ladies  
5.Tammy'sscrappincorner- show us your flowers 
6.Paper sundaes - things with wings 
7.Waste not Wednesdays- Using my scraps(hope thats ok)
 must dash.. time for work.. hope my stiff legs will feel better for the walk....
back tomorrow with my Miss Muffet Dt card.
Hugs xx

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Passion for Promarkers Challenge- photo inspiration

Good morning my lovely peeps! Its a fine spring day today... and we have a cheery spring colour scheme with the photo inspiration over at Passion For Promarkers....
   Now this is my take on the pic.....

 I have used the lovely Rosie from Digistamp Boutique... she is coloured with my Promarkers.. the papers are scraps from Prima sweet fairy papers.. I just added some faux stitching.. and voila!! 

 the rest of the DT have some lovely offerings.. and this week we are sponsored by Crafts and Me... 
 here is the photo for your inspiration...

 So , all that's left is for me to add my card to the following challenges...
1.Stamptacular Sunday. - butterfly kisses
2.the Squirrel and the Fox- one for the girls
3.2 sisters- make it girlie
4. Annabelle stamps - stitching
5.Jellypark- girlie girl
6.the Crafty Pad- Doodle it
thanks for joining me this morning , enjoy the rest of your day...
 Hugs xx

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Paper Pretties- Anniversary

Hello my sweeties.. how is your day going... Had a tidy in the garden... and got Sunday lunch underway.... washing is out... so a little time to post a card... 
 Here is one I made for my folks.. I do LOVE this Sarah Kay image....i have had for an absolute age.. and I still love to use it....

 the papers are left overs from my frantic sample making.. A-may-zing & Humphrey  cd's... the image is coloured with Spectrums...
the die cuts are my Cheery Lynn flourish... and MFT dienamics flower trio,two of long time favs..   doily and pearls from stash.

So, i would like to enter this in...
1.Crafty Mess challenge- pink & cute
2.Charisma cardz- Pink & girly
3.Paper pretties - Anniversary
4.paper shelter - anything goes  
5.karen's doodles - anniversary 
6. Oldie but goodie- die cuts & punches
thanks for joining me today.. enjoy the rest of your Sunday.. best check on that roast.. sure smells good! 
Hugs xxx

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Sugarbowl challenge- Kiki's Sketch

Hello my sweeties... yep, the weekend is here again... I will be at work Saturday usual.. then that's me done for the week.. I really should be spending time at the allotment...  am not doing very well... mind you the weather is only preferable to the plants at the moment.... 
anyhoooo. time for my FB Sugar Nellie fix.. For Sugary Sunday there is a colour challenge..... oranges blue greens etc... you can find out more here...  over at the Sugarbowl there is a challenge too.This nicely fits into Kiki's sketch too ( nice one!) 

 the papers are DCWV Mango Frost..I have had this an absolute aage, and was quite pleased the colours were perfect for the challenge. I stamped this little cutie,  she is Delia , one of my fab stamps...coloured with my Spectrums...
 Now there is a tale behind this.. I picked up my printer cardstock.. cheap and cheerful for the printer, Right? Alarm bells shoulda started when it didnt stamp so good... they always do, my sugar Nellies.. I was colouring away.. and it just wasnt happening.. I nearly binned it! I persevered , just to prove to myself... that I could colour on ANY paper.. lol! there you go.. not perfect, but hey!!

the flower is a Mariannes die cut... with a gem to finish.. the circles paper is really glittery.. and I have added stardust to her wings... the ticket is TLC I think...
So, to finish I just need to enter my cards in....
1. Sarah Hurley- tags & tickets
2.Shelley's images- something that makes you happy
3.The Sugarbowl - Kiki's sketch
4. Crafts & Me- punches & die cuts
5.Waste not Wednesdays- forgotten stuff
6.bearly mine - Fairies  
7.LEJ Designs- things with wings  
8.Incy Wincy- spots & dots
 Thanks for popping by.. Will be back tomorrow with some commissioned cards.. Hugs xx

Friday, 11 May 2012

More Miss Muffet releases....

Good morning to you.. Its THAT day again... I am getting a bit freaked how quick they come round.... FRIDAYYYY!!!!
A Card from me today.. no surprise there.... sharing another cutie from the Miss Muffet stamps range.. ... today I have used Mint.. I couldn't resist.... 

the papers are Spring Drop, first edition... the sentiment is Humphreys corner... Mint is coloured with Spectrum noir pens.... 
she is fussy cut and 3d'd onto the front.

 simple card really... just a few pearls to finish... there are some jaw dropping creations over on the DT blog.... check them out...
I am entering my card in...
1. Creative craft challenge- anything goes
2.Papertake weekly- cute, cute, cute,
3.Speedy fox- 3 of something (papers)
4.Creative Inspirations paint- Rainbow
5.OOZAK - spring colours
6.Dutch dare- birthday
thanks for popping in this morning...I will be back with some commissioned cards.. and then I have samples to finish... busy,busy,busy...
 Hugs xxx

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