Saturday, 29 September 2012

Sweet & Sassy digi challenge- Hip to be square

Good morning, happy weekend!
Its hubby's birthday so I will have to be brief.. 
Just a quick masculine card post....
I was asked to make a DIY inspired card for a friend... when I saw this digi from Karen's Doodles , I knew that was the perfect image 

 He is called Grandpa Fix It.. I love those stripey dungarees! the papers are from Mel Stampz.. what an Aladdin's cave of freebies! and MME Miss Caroline -fiddlesticks. He is coloured with my Spectrums, I have used bits of corrugated card, and distressed them with ink and white acrylic paint.The hammer is a neat finish , doncha think?

So, just to add this to following challenges
1.Sweet N Sassy - Hip to be square
2.Charisma cardz- for the guys
3.Paper Shelter - anything goes
4.Whimsy inspiration - anything goes
5.Emerald Fairies- use a tag
6.Creative craft challenges - anything goes
thanks for popping by... I have lots more to share but I can't spill the beans right now... 
Real soon tho' ...
 hugs xxx

Friday, 28 September 2012

Toreads are set free today!!!

Hello again... scares me to say it ( since it only seems a nano second since the last one) ...its Friiiiday!!
Today sees the launch of the Toreads over on C&C... they are the cutest little critters you ever did see!!!
Here is a card I made using the adorable "Happy".... 

I have used the fab papers from the cd.. told you they were gorgeous! and I have coloured him with Spectrums. I have used a combo of choc and kraft paper for my matting. The sentiment is from the stamp set....

 Couldn't you just pinch those cheeks....?
Don't miss the launch tonight over on C&C...  and if you need more persuasion check out the lush creations from the rest of the DT girls over on my side bar <--------- font="font">
 I just need to enter this in..
1.Paper pretties - Fall Inspired
2.Simon says stamp - Anything goes
3.Little red wagon- photo inspiration
4.Crafty Sentiments - Autumn colours
5. Tuesday throwdown - Fall colours
thanks for popping by.. I have a card for a man tomorrow.. always a tricky one..
 Hugs xxxx

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Lili's Little Fairies- White with a hint of colour

Hello my lovelies... I hope you are well?
 today sees a new challenge over on Lili's Little fairies... this week the theme is "White with a hint of colour"..
 So... having seen a Deconstructed Sketch I loved .. I went with this...

The paper is the softest blue.. its from "Perfect Papers" by Pink Petticoat, I have embossed white card, and created 3 layers like a cake. The bottom is a Spellbinders Renaissance heart border die, I have punched the flowers from the paper, and added liquid pearls to the middle.the stamp is "Wedding couple", coloured with my Spectrums. I have just dotted around the image with liquid pearls again...

 thats it really, but if you want to see some WOW! inspiration, pop over to LLF DT and soak it all in ... Its awesome! 
I just need to enter this card in..
1.Thro the Craft Room Door- Anything goes
2.Deconstructing Jen- sketch
3.Gingerloft- Embossing
4.Dream Valley Challenges - Celebrations 
5.The Shabby tearoom- White
Just one post today, as I have stepped down from LMMS , this will hopefully give me a little time free to finish my other DT stuff on time... and play with some other stuff!!! I am gonna miss those girls tho'   :-(
 Catch Ya laters!
Hugs xx

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

I am late again.... Toreads sneak peek

Good morning all!
I know, I am late again!!! 
So, better late than never as they say... I finally cleared my desk and settled down to colour one of these cute cute Toreads.... 
And here she is...

 they all have names.. lol! I am terrible with names.. so I will add when I find out.... 
the papers are from the new cd which will be launched Friday on C&C... she is coloured with my Spectrums. i just created a simple layout for a quick card.. loving those ditsy floral prints...:-)

 I hope you like her.. there is plenty more mouthwatering creations from the DT.. just check out my side bar <-----------
I would just like to enter this in..
1.Crafty bloggers - purple
2.Creative Stamp friends- new stamp
3.Love to Create - Anything goes of Gilli- 2 fav things (SN pens & Ditsy prints)
thanks for popping by

Monday, 24 September 2012

Another Tiddly Inks cutie

Hello my lovelies... sorry for disappearing off the radar... I am not sure what happened  to the weekend..all of a sudden it was Monday again...!! 
I just wanted to share this.... I had a card commission, and I was thrilled at the chance to colour in another TI sweetie!

I just love this one... it's called "Happy Bee Day", she is coloured with my Spectrums. The bee paper is a TI paper  called Buggin' out,the hexagon from Mel stampz ( and whats fab is its free!) the sentiment comes with the digi as an extra. the flowers are from stash...I have added pearls, and dewdrops and tiny AB beads.

I have stitched around the image and the matting, and added dots for the background, just to give a different effect!
I am hoping its ok to add a second entry to the TI challenge... and I would like to enter the following...
1.Tiddly Inks challenge- Make it like Asa
2. Joanna sheen - So sweet
3.That Craft Place - Bling
4.Two Sisters -things with wings  
5.Card and Scrap - use flowers  
6.Heck of a Challenge - anything goes
thanks for popping by.. I have some cute Toreads to share tomorrow, as always I am behind on my sneak peeps...
 Til then 
hugs xx

Friday, 21 September 2012

Spectrum Noir post - Feint lines

Hello my lovelies.. Friiiday! nearly the weekend! whatever you have planned , I hope its a good one..!
I have a post scheduled over on the Spectrum Noir  blog today, showing you how I colour an image, using a "second" stamping -or feint lines.This takes away the stronger outline and gives your colouring a little more emphasis... its also a little trickier too! But not if you just take your time... 
this is my colouring part way....

...and this is the finished card. I have used my Spectrums, of course. The image is Humphrey "Party Time", the papers are soooo old, lol! They are K&Co Hopscotch.
 Just a simple layout really, matted onto kraft cardstock. The sentiment is from the stamp set,  and I have used my MFT
 die-namics scallop die to cut the contrast scallop. I have stitched the image into its mat, and added lots of dots in IG3,2 & 1 to create a background.
 You can see more detail over on the SN blog...
 All I need to do is add this card to the following challenges.. and get myself off to work..
1.The Perfect Sentiment- masculine birthdays
2.Craft room challenge - Childhood memories
3.Creative Craft challenges- Anything goes
4.Kaboodles Doodles- babies or children
Thanks for popping by... 

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Lili's Litlle Fairies - Flower power

Hello my lovelies.. second post for me today.. and another sweet little challenge.. 
Thursday sees the launch of the LLF challenge- this week the theme is "Flower Power"
 Here is my card.. using a stamp which (ahem) hadn't seen ink yet.... 

This little fella is called "Spring swing", he is coloured with my Spectrums. The papers are new.. they are Prima Tea thyme.. I LOVE them!

 I have dug into my stash and added loads of flowers.. easy peasy , right? the doily is Dovecraft, I have added pearls and stickles. The twirly bits are an idea from the lovely Bev , they are the cut off stems from my flowers,wrapped around a kebab stick,  smothered in glue and dipped into glitter... What an economical embellishment! thanks Bev! 
so, pop over to the blog, and soak up the inspiration from the dt, and give the challenge a go!
 See you there ....
Just need to enter this in..
1.Creative craft challenge- Anything goes
2.LEJ- Sparkle & shine
3.Papelitos stamps- Anything goes
4.Craft Room Door- Anything goes
5.Avadares- make it sparkle 
6.Cutie pie challenge - shaped cards
Thanks for popping by today.. its lovely to know that you are there...
Hugs xxx

Little Miss Muffet Stamps - anything goes

Good morning ! ...
Lovely to have your company my blog friends... i have a busy morning , as always on a Thursday .. First up for me is Little Miss Muffet Stamps... the theme for this fortnight is "Anything goes"... 
so, nice and easy , right?
 I went for a Pollycraft image today, and I used my new papers from the Prima Romance Novel pad.. another lush selection of papers.

I have gone a bit grungy with this one.... the image is Luna Bitterfrost "Stars Rock", coloured with my trusty Spectrums. the sentiment is TLC.

So, an easy challenge this time , I hope to see you there... if you need a little inspiration pop over to LMMS, there is oodles to be had.... 
All, I need to do is link my card to the following...
1.Sassy Cheryl - die cuts
2.Whoopsi Daisy- make it girly
3.Platypus creek- celebrate birthdays
4.Diva's by design - lots of layers 
5.Inky impressions - for a child
thanks for joining me this morning....I do hope you pop back for my next post for LLF.. Tarraaaa for now ...x

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Tiddly Inks challenge- Make it like Asa

Hello my lovelies.... 
Yay! the Tiddly Inks challenge is back.. and I get to colour up these yummy cuties some more...
There is a new take on the challenge- this week "Make it like Asa".. you can find out more on the blog itself.. and take in a little divine inspiration...
So, I got to work... I have a request for a butterfly based card.. and I thought this would be perfect!

 the papers are from here (Mel stampz) and Prime Madeline . I may re-take this pic as its a little dark.. the light is a little disappointing today...sorry
The swirls are Cheery Lynn flourish . The image  is "Fluttering by to say Hi!"coloured with my Spectrums. I punched 2 butterflies out  and added some pearls... the flowers are from stash.

 I really love colouring this little sweetie.. I love GB2,8,10 EB5 for the hair.The dress is BT4, 3,2& 1..
 Will off to work so i quickly need to link this to...
1.Tiddly Inks - Make it like Asa
2.Digital Tuesday - things with wings
3.Love to create - things with wings
4.Songbird challenges - Defying gravity   
5.The crazy challenge - Spots or stripes
thanks for stopping by today.. lovely to see you! 
I will back in the morning with 2 dt postings.. catch you then!
Hugs xxx

Monday, 17 September 2012

Dutch Dare challenge - Sugar & Spice

Hello my lovelies... back again with a little something cute.
 This one was a commissioned card, for a new baby girl.. 
I have for a change used a printed topper from the awesomely sweet Moreheads Cd,and a mix of sweet baby papers from Me to You -New Arrival, and the check paper is Nitwits.

Isn't this topper just divine.. this made it a quick card.. I take ages colouring sometimes....I have added plenty of stitching detail. The flowers are WOC, and I have added a cute teddy bear charm to my safety pin....

I just love the wording on the papers too... so sweeeeet!
 So, a quick card, and you now I love pink... so just a pleasure to make too.
All that need to be done is to enter my card in the following..
1.The Corrosive  challenge - animal companions
2.Pile it on - it's a stitch up
3.Stamp n doodle - stitching
4.The Squirrel & the Fox- Anything goes  
5.Speedy & Friends- Fav technique (lots of layers)  
6.Card Crafters circle - gingham(checks)  
7.Poodles parlour- for the girls  
8.Dutch dare - Sugar & Spice

 Thanks for joining me today , I will be back real soon I promise.. we have an exciting new release soon that I am working on samples for.. and if you love cute you will NEED to get it!!
hugs xxx

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Spectrum Noir Challenge blog launch

Hello my dears... exciting news to bring you today!
If you are a Spectrum Noir user  I can proudly tell you that today sees the launch of its own challenge blog!
OK, so what is it all about?
Well, we will bring you a new challenge every month on the 15th .You can use any image but you must use Spectrum Noir pens...
you will be able to link you creations here.....
So, this months challenge is "holidays", any kind of holiday really , but I went for Christmas so I can use this new image ..

I have coloured this with my Spectrums...
GB1,6,8 &10. for the hair....
TN9,7,5 & 3, EB1,2 7 TN1 for clothing.
TN3,2 & FS4 for the skin. GB3 & LY1 for the crown,for shoes and on shadows  BG4,2,&1 and BT2 for background..
the snowflake is from the spellbinders 2010 snowflake dies, and the kraft layer is my trusty x-cut punch, then I added a button.

I have added a touch of stardust glitter pen here and there...
 I am loving the look of Kraft on my cards at the moment... ;-)
So, I hope you can pop over to the challenge and get your entries in.
 I know we all will be thrilled to see what you guys are colouring...
so, I will see you there...
 I would just like to enter my card in the following...
1.Shelley's images - Anything goes
2.Diva's by design- for a child
3.Whimsy inspiration- anything goes
4.Anything goes challenge- Early Christmas   
5.Going Grey with Scrap Creations- pick 3(die cuts, glitter&buttons)  
6.LEJ designs- Winter wishes 
7.Make it Monday with kraft outlet- Fall colours 
8.The Crazy Challenge - Seeing spots
thanks for popping by.. have a great weekend.
 hugs xxx

Friday, 14 September 2012

The Sugarbowl Challenge - Fiona's Sketch

Hello my lovelies.. how is your week going... ?
I am busy with a few card orders at the moment, and I have a little DT work heading my way.. so I took a little time out to play....
Now, some of you may know this... but, I LOVE Halloween!!
Yep, even the build up to it.. and I love seeing the cards appearing everywhere in blogland.. I could look at them all for hours.....
So, my card today is based on a sketch by the lovely Fiona over at the Sugarbowl.. there is an additional optional theme of Shabby chic.
I dug out some of my old Halloween papers from last year ,and my even older SugarNellie stamps.. and came up with this....

Now, the papers are FancyPants Oct 31st... and my image is coloured with my beloved Spectrums. the embellies are from a pack I have had forever.. there was soooo much in it , it seems to go on 
and on.they were from K&Co. 
this card also fits nicely in with the latest challenge over on the Sugar Nellie FB page, where you had to use something "glossy, glittery or gleamy"

so, you can be sure I will be back with a little more Halloween inspiration before too long... 
til then I just need to enter this in..
1.The Sugarbowl- Fi's Sketch
2.Sugar Nellie Fb challenge- glittery, glossy or gleamy
3.Whimsy Stamps- Anything goes
4.Bearly mine - anything goes
5.Creative Craft challenge - for the boys 
thanks for popping by today, I always appreciate it.. and thanks for all the lovely comments... 

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Lili's Little Fairies- embellishment bingo

Hello my lovely blog friends... I am back again with another post! this time its for Lili's Little Fairies.. and the theme this week is embellishment bingo! 
You can choose a row in any direction, and as long as you are using a LOTV image you can join in the fun!!!
 Here is the" bingo card"

 so there is plenty of choice there so grab yourself a LOTV stamp and get creating!
I chose glitter, lace & pearls.....

Now these luscious papers are the new -ish ones from Prima called Tea Thyme.. aren't they divine?
I have stitched all around  the main paper.
 The image is "Positively pampered" and she is coloured with my Spectrums , and I added loads of glitter to the wings.
I have used some rose coloured lace from stash, my MS punch. embellies from WOC except the lace flower which I got on eBay.The tag is LOTV too......
Finally I added a heart shaped pearl to the lace flower and a couple of pearls to the wee butterfly....

I  just adore those papers and I can see  my self using them lots.....
So, please check out  the choices of the rest of the dt.. and grab a little inspiration...
 I just need to enter this in..
1.Bearly mine - Anything goes
2.Thro the craft room door- Anything goes
3.Going grey with Scrap Creations - Pick 3(pearls, die cuts, glitter)
4.Crafty Cardmakers - Winged things
5.cupcake craft - in stitches
 thanks for joining me this morning.. its always lovely to see you..
 hugs xxx

Little Miss muffetStamps- new releases

Hello my sweet blog friends.. lovely to see you back here again...
 today its all begins with some new releases over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps with some new releases ... these sweet creatures are from the pen of a delightful artist called Simply Sophia.. Now since they have a fantasy feel to them , I thought some DCWV papers (which I have had for an absolute age) would fit perfectly...

this is another c6 size card, and I kinda love this sketch with it .Its a twist on the sketch over at Some Odd Girl. 
The die cut is a flourish from Cheery Lynn.

The images has been coloured only very slightly using my , if you love these cute critters check out more inspiration over at LMMS....
I just need to enter this in ...
1.Use it Tuesdays- Anything goes
2.Dream valley challenges - something old, something                         new(papers,Image)
3.Corrosive challenge - Myth & Magic
4.The Squirrel & the Fox- Anything goes  
5.One Stop Crafts- no floral embellishments 
6.Sarah Hurley -Something magical 
Thanks for joining me bright and early today... I will be back in a flash with my next post for LLF.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Passion for Promarkers - Green and Yellow

Hello my lovelies... hope you are well?
 Today is the day for another challenge over at Passion for Promarkers  and the theme this week is "Green & Yellow".
we are sponsored this week by Digi Stamp Boutique.. so I thought it was quite fitting to use this image..... Rosie and Dan at the beach.

there are a few "extras " with this set to create a  scene, but I just kept it simple. I fussy cut Rosie out and 3d'd her onto the image . the papers are fantastic, and they are FREE!!!!! these are called "Flopsicles"from a lady called Summer Driggs and you can find them and lots more here....

now, before I link my card.. I just wanted to say that this is my last card with the wonderful ladies at PfP as I have decided to step down..
 I just wanted to say thank you to them all for being so wonderful teamies.. and especially to Denise and Gina for inviting me onto the team... I will miss you, but I will be entering the challenges.. lol!

Hugs to them all...
So, just to enter my card in..
1.Pan pastels- by the Sea
2.Stampin' Sisters- bright colours
3.Card Caravan- pop it up
4.The Squirrel & the Fox- Anything goes 
5.Allsorts- Layers
thanks for popping by today.. it means a lot! I will be back real soon with my next creation.. til then , keep crafting !
Hugs xxx

Friday, 7 September 2012

Strawberry kisses sneak peek

Hello my lovelies.. time for another SK sneak peek before the show starts this morning on C&c @9am.
there are some real cuties on this newly released set, so get yourself in front of that tell and grab some inky gorgeousness....
here is one called 

The cute duo is called "waiting for Santa", they are coloured with my spectrums. the papers are from the Winter PaintBox Poppets cd. I have stamped on some kraft card with rich cocoa memento ink, using the sentiment ,and used a frosty border die.

 Just look at that pair.. they look really cosy. For some more Christmas cuteness check out the dt's blogs over here 
<------------------------------- on my side bar.
 now, I just need to enter this in..
1.Just keep creating- Christmas is just around the corner
2.Inky Impressions - anything goes
3.Anything goes challenge- Early Christmas
4.Creative card crew-Christmas
thanks for dropping by today.. hope you get tuned in to today's shows... 
sending you a little Christmas cheer!
Hugs xx

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Lili's Little Fairies- black magic

Hello my lovely blog friends.. how the devil are you... ???
 Today sees the  start of  another challenge over at Lili's Little Fairies.. and the chosen theme is "Black Magic".  
Here is my take on it....


The papers are Prima Printery,(which I have had for ages) the punch is stamp I have to admit is a new purchase..the image is called "Hello cupcake", and she is coloured with my spectrums I have used my MFT flower trio die, and one of the leaves from Spellbinders leaves die set, a rose and pearls from stash.

 Please check out the rest of the dt's creations, and give the challenge a go...this week w are sponsored by.....
All that's left is for me to enter this in the following....
1.Paper pretties - create a square card
2.Joanna Sheen - going dotty
3.Dream valley challenges- something old, something new
4.No matter  which challenges- die cuts & punches
5.Colour Me Creative - yellow 
6.My heart pieces- Layers, layers, layers
Thanks for popping by, its a busy old day today... I will hopefully be back tomorrow with another sneak peek.. 
til then 
hugs xx

Little Miss Muffet Challenges

Hello my lovelies... Thursday already...
That means time for  another challenge over at LMMC... 
this week we would like you to use a page from a book and use "text" on your creation...
 Here is my take on the challenge,

this is Cadrian, she is coloured with Spectrums, and fussy cut out and 3d'd onto a card. This a new card shape for me for a change.. its a C6.. its an easy shape to fill ;-)
the papers are Prima Romantique, I love these... 
The braid is from stash.

 Please pop over and check out the rest of the DT's creations.. lots of inspiration to be had....
 I would like to enter this in the following,
1.Deep ocean challenge - things with wings
2.Thro the craftroom door - Diva or anything goes
3.Tuesday Alchemy- anything goes
4.Crafty cardmakers - winged things
5.Tammyscrappincorner- things with wings
6.Unique Crafters - anything goes
Thanks for joining me this  morning.. I will be back super quick with my card from LLF..
 See ya real soon!
Hugs x

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Ladybug Crafts first challenge - Anything goes

Hello my lovely blog friends... Tuesday already.. my the week does fly by....
now, I have finished my samples and posted them off and begun sneak peeks.... but I wanted to play with a Day for Daisies image that I won a voucher for over @ TammysScrappin Corner. thank you! :-)
So, what set did I choose.. one I have been drooling over since I first saw it.....

this beautiful image is called " Braid in my Hair".. I have coloured her with Spectrum Noir pens. I have stitched the image onto some kraft cardstock, and stitched the dp's too. they are MME lost & found Blush... I LOVE this pad... I hope I can get another one before it disappears completely.

 I have added a little button twine, and the tag is from LOTV.
I am hoping this would be ok to class as CAS..? 
I would like to enter in the following.
1.Ladybug Crafts- Anything goes
2.Tammys scrappin corner- things with wings
3.Magic in the air- things with wings
4.Unique crafters- Anything goes 
5. Simon  says stamp- anything goes 
6.Deep ocean challenge- things with wings
 thanks for popping by.. I promise I will be back with another sneak peek from the new Strawberry Kisses Xmas stamps... 
 hugs xxx

Monday, 3 September 2012

Christmas Strawberry Kisses sneak peek

Hello every! good weekend?
well, my has been busy.. managed to get my samples in the post today.. and now I can share with you a first sneak peek of the Strawberry Kisses Xmas stamps launch later this week... 
there are 12 new cuties.. you are gonna love them.. don'y forget check out my side bar to see more sneak peeks from the rest of the DT
my card,

 the papers are from the Winter Paint Box Poppets cd, and the image is coloured with Spectrums.

Here is a little close up.. fab stamps.. easy to colour... the sentiment comes with the iamge.. I just added a little glitter...
 I would like to enter this in...
1.Amusing challenges - use your markers
2.Pan Pastel - all about stripes
3.Bugaboo - anything goes
4.Little Claire's - best friends
 Thanks for popping by.. now I have got my samples done, I can get on with my next Dt creations, so I will be back to share soon..
 Hugs xx

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