Thursday, 31 January 2013

Lili's Little Fairies- Anything but a square.

Hello my lovelies.... Having a lovely weeks so far?
 its Thursday.. that can only mean.....
Yep! Lili's Little Fairies......
... and this week the theme is "Anything but a square"
so, i dug out one of my new dies, and this is what I came up with.....

I used my Go Kreate flower die... the set is too big for my Big Shot.. and I can only use  the smallest ...
 I need to get a Grand Calibur ..( wink) 
The stamp is "Little girls Tea time", coloured with my Speccies , the sentiment is a LOTV sentiment tag.I have attached it witha wee peg, and some jute twine. The papers are Zoe Pearn "Fly away with me " which was a freebie on the Sweet Shoppe FB page.... the flowers are a mix of MFT Die-namics flower trio and a Marianne flower die.. the leaf is also a Marianne... 

I just added a few pearls... I tinted the yellow/gold ones with my speccies to match...
now, please pop over to the blog and check out the rest of the DT's creations, and give the challenge a go... as always there is a fab prize up for grabs, this week is 2 stamps from the new LOTV release....
 I just need to enter this in..
1.Penny's Paper crafty - for girls
2.The Perfect Sentiment- anything goes with a die cut
3.Inky impressions - bingo(flowers/sentiment/twine)
4.Creative Card crew- Girly
5.Die cuttin' Diva's - anything goes
6.Inky Chicks-Bingo( Image, flowers, die cuts)
 thanks for stopping by... I must get cracking on a few cards that I have been asked to make.... 
I will catch you real sooooon 
 Hugs xxxx

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Saturated Canary Challenge-Movie Inspiration

Goooood Morning!!! How the devil are you ???
 Tuesday already??? I had a great weekend how about you?...
one of the lovely thing that happened was the lovely Krista giving away a freebie , the adorable "Hugs & Kisses"...
SO, I grabbed a little time to colour... having printed her out at 50%, in a kinda no-lines effect.... This is how she turned out... Mmmmmnnn... Not, entirely happy... ( I did pick up the wrong colour pen for her eyes, and manage to stuff it all up) I did my best to salvage her... this is the result...

Now, the theme over on the Saturated Canary Challenge is movie inspiration.. and I have chosen "Valentine's Day". she is coloured with my Spectrums, and the papers are from Echo Park "Yours Truly", I have used a mix of flower trio and delicate asters dies, and a Cheery Lynn flourish... I added a few pearls & gems.

So, if you are entering the SC challenge , be quick... there's not much time.!
I would also like to enter this in.. 
1.Saturated Canary - Movie Inspration
2.ABC Challenges - Valentine's Day
3.Artistic Inspirations - love 
4.Digi Makeover - Hearts Galore
5.Melonheadz - Use a digi
6.One Stop Craft - Sparkle & Bling
7.MAWTT- Bling it on 
8.Creative Craft Challenge - bling it up 
9. Oldie but goodie- Glitz & Glam 
10.C.R.A.F.T - valentine's /love
 thanks for popping by today.. I need to get a 21st birthday card made PDQ, and then on with my LLF DT card
til then... 
hugs xxx

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Card Makin Mama's Clean & Simple

Hello you! its the weekend and I'm not at work for this one !!Yay! 
Now, its been a busy week, and I have had a few of my cards shared here and there... 
I was thrilled to see that I was featured over on Tiddly Inks yesterday as a Favourite Friend... 
My card today was part of my tutorial on the Spectrum Noir blog, showing how I add features to faces.....

I have used Carta Bella "Devoted " papers, from Jessica Sprague.... This cutie is Sway Mae, from Some Odd Girl... coloured with my Spectrums. I have kept to a very simple layout ... quite CAS for! 

... and of course being clean and simple , there's not a lot left to say, except I'd like to enter...
1.Card making Mama's - Clean & Simple
2.Simply create too- Anything goes
3.D.L art - red/pink
4.Paper Shelter- Anything goes
5.Thro' the Craft Room Door- Anything goes
6.Created with love -anything goes 
 thanks for popping by today... enjoy your weekend!
Hugs xxx

Friday, 25 January 2013

Sugar Nellie Facebook group challenge 51 "Charming"

Hello dearies... welcome... 
Its lovely to see you today.. I would like to share with you my entry for the FB Sugar Nellie's challenge where this week the challenge is "Charming"... but first, please indulge me in a little toot!!!
over at Sugar Nellie you may have seen the new weekly award called "Eye candy" ... last week I was that lucky winner!!! Yay! 
So... I will be wearing this with pride on my blog.....

 thank you for indulging me ... and thank you girls for nominating me....xxxx
Now, onto my card..... using and old , but still dear to my heart favourite....

So, on One buck Wednesday over at Jessica Sprague, I (ahem) purchased ..For $1 I hasten to add... these gorgeous papers... called Samantha Walker Blossom Mega kit..... are they lush..... the image is of course a Gorjuss girl..."Flower girl".I have had her an absolute age...  and I fall in love with the Gorjuss range every time I see them , she is  coloured with my Spectrums.....

the flowers are Tim Holtz "tattered flower garland", a couple of pearls, tinted to match with my pens...the corner is a Marianne die I think.."Anja corner", the tag is LOTV.... 
 I hope you like her...... 
I would just like to enter in ..
1.The Sugarbowl - Anything goes
2.Happy Campers - flowers (Digital papers to make flowers)
3.In the Pink challenge - Distressed
4.Papercrafting journey-For a girl
5.Sassy studio - Use a charm
6.Sugar Nellie FB challenge - charming
 thanks for joining me today... I'm dashing off to work now- but a weekend off awaits me....
Catch ya tomorrow... xxxx

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Lili's Little Fairies - Embossing

Hello and good morning... Its still chilly out there..  it would be lovely to see a bit of sun tho'.
today sees the launch of Lili's Little Fairies new challenge - this week its "Anything goes"...
So, thinking cap on for this one.... I went for a boy card... I am sure I have said it before , but I LOVE LOTV's boy images......

So, the papers are new... yes, I know stash diet fail!!!!!
I  got them from Jessica Sprague, they are by Dani, called Hometown Proud

 The stamp is called "Super striker", he is coloured with my Spectrums I have used loads of kraft card on this, distressing it with my DI pad. the stars are Nestabilities. please pop over and check out the dt's delicious inspiration, and give the challenge a go. The prize up for grabs is $10 voucher for Nitwits... all you need to do is use a LOTV image.. Good luck!I would like to enter this in...
1.Cards by Lady Anne- anything goes
2.Papershelter - Anything goes
3.Stamp N Doodle - Boys birthday
4.613 avenue- Anything goes with Kraft
5.Our daily bread - For a child
6.Created with love - Anything goes
 Thanks for popping by today... I will be back... maybe with a little SC , who knows ...
hugs xx

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Tiddly Inks Challenge - Wings

Hello my lovelies peeps!!!Half way thro the workin week , and I have the weekend off too this weekend..nice!!!
so, just to celebrate (yay!) here is a card I made for the Tiddly Inks challenge this time , where the theme is "Wings"....

I have used this adorable Wrynn image called "Bugs & kisses", she is coloured with my Speccies the papers are "bugging out " from TI and from Bo Bunny "crush" & Echo Park "yours truly"

 The flowers are from stash, the sentiment is LOTV sentiment tags, and a button from The Ribbon Girls I think. I have added a big twine bow.The heart I have made using my red archival ink pad, and stamping one of my Banana Frog teardrop stamps close together to form the heart shape.I just finished off with a little white acrylic paint to distress......and a tiny red pearl heart.
So, all I need to do is enter this in...
1.Tiddly Inks - Wings
2.Anything goes - Buttons & bows
3.Bearly Mine - Tic Tac Toe (Digi, twine, pearls sentiment)
4.Creative Card Crew- Girly
5.Papertake Weekly- tie up your loose ends
6.Inky Chicks - Becky's bingo( image, sentiment, bow)
7. Top Tip Tuesday- Lavishly lucious layers
8.Created with love- Anything goes
 thanks for popping by... heading in to work now... so hopefully I will catch you tomorrow.... 
Hugs xxx

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Some Odd Girl Shopping list challenge

Hello peeps! Tuesday morning, already?!?!!!
I am sharing a quick card before I am off to  get my chores done.... boy I hate housework!!!!! So, on a cheery note..... theres a challenge over @ S.O.G , called a "Shopping list challenge"... you choose 3 items from the list, remove them and add three more.. then the next person does the same , and so on......
My choices were, distressing, a charm & flowers..... 
Heres my card...

I used the new Samantha Walker "Rosie Mega kit", that I got for $1.. yep that right $1... I love "One buck Wednesdays" over @ Jessica Sprague!!

So, this is "Heartsy Mae".....she is coloured with my Spectrums.....
I have used a Tim Holtz flower die... some lace, a heart charm tied with button twine , a doily and my distressing inks.....
Hope you like her.!
I would just like to enter her in..
1.Dream Valley challenges - girls, girls, girls
2.The Squirrel & the Fox-Anything goes
3.Card Mania - Girly
4.Crafty bloggers - Flowers
5.Eureka Stamps - Anything goes
6.Allsorts - Flower power
 thanks for popping by today... Eeeeep look at the time!!... best get cracking, the boiler man is due anytime too!
Hugs xxx

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Some Odd Girl community challenge - Grey with a POP of.....

Hello my lovelies...

I hope you have discovered the new new S.O.G community , and there is lots of fun challenges and prizes up for grabs......
there are a few challenges running, but this one is for the "Grey with a POP if ...(pink, blue, yellow or green) 
Of, course, you guessed it , I went for Pink!!
 I have snatched a few minutes to colour up another S.O.G sweetie... this one is Heartsy Mae......
 Here is what I came up with.....

She is coloured with my Spectrums and fussy cut out . then I  3d'd her onto my card, using my Echo Park "yours TRULY" papers. I followed the sketch over on the Some Odd Girl monthly challenge  here....

The sentiment is computer generated, and I used my Sissix double heart die for a little extra detail.(distressed with acrylic paint)
I hope you like her... 
 All I need to do is get her linked up... so, I'll see you over there..???
1.S.O.G. challenge -sketch
2.Card Crafters Circle - Layers
3.Stampin for the weekend- Girly
4.Craft Us Crazy - Love and/or the colour red
5.Crafting by design- Alcohol markers
6.Crafts and Me- Something new (image)
Thanks for stopping by... I will have another S.O.G challenge entry tomorrow.... till then hugs xx

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Designed to Color challenge - Metallics

Hello my crafty friends... are you surrounded by the white stuff today.....??
hubs says its minus 7 out there at work... I am yet to venture out as I work the late shift on a Wednesday ..Brrrrrrrr
you may have spotted the the DTC challenge is up ,and this month the theme is "Metallics".
I was thrilled to find that we are sponsored by the fabulous "Dilly Beans " this month, and I got to color a real cutie!!!!

... and here she is "Ragdoll Ruby"
I loved colouring her!!!!

 the recipe is as follows...
Spectrum noirs
Skin: TN3 TN2 PP1 FS4
Hair:GB5-GB10& Black
Clothing:BRG 1-5 PP 6-2 DR6,DR4 CR7
Image: Dilly Beans Ragdoll ruby
Paper:Samuel Taylors Smooth cardstock
Elements: Echo Park Yours Truly,black cardstock, white button twine, metallic heart charm , Sentiment Tiddly inks

 here's a closer look..... I had a ball colouring her hair...its fab!!!
So, please go check out the rest of the DTC dt's creations, and leave them a little love....
there is a fabby prize up for grabs...3 images from the Dilly Beans store.!
all, thats left for me to do is enter this in..
1.Delicious Doodles- Anything goes( using your fav colour)
2.Sweet stamps - anything goes 
3.Amusing challenges - Use scissors
4.Glitter & Sparkle - Use a digi
5.Simply Create - Anything goes
6.Digi Darla - Anything goes
 thanks for popping by... I will be back tomorrow hopefully with a LLF card, or a S.O.G creation...
Keep warm!!  Hugs  xxxx

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

The Sugarbowl challenge- Anything goes

Hello my lovelies!! Keeping warm??? Boy, did it snow!!! 
I hope wherever You are , you only need to see it from the window... and don't have to venture out ....
So, with that in mind... I have an excuse to craft... hehehe..
I thought I would try my luck over on the Sugarbowl challenge....
Here's my card...

Ohh la la .. I LOVE a bit of pink & girly!!!! So, here is Delia coloured with my Spectrums, using my new fav Carta Bella papers"Devoted". The die cuts are Cheery Lynn flourish... MFT die-namics Flower Trio & Memory Box clouds.... a few pearls, and a LOTV tag sentiment to finish.....

I stippled the cloud background using my blue ink pad, my hand drawn cloud template  and a cut n dry sponge.... I hope you like her....
 I would like to enter in the following..
1.The SugarBowl - Anything goes 
2.Sugar nellie FB challenge - Girly 
3.Card Mania - Girly
4.charisma Cardz- birthday
5.Allsorts challenge - Dies & punches
6.Bunny Zoes - anything goes 
7.Dream Valley Challenges- Anything goes 
8.OSAAT-Anything goes 
9.Quirky Crafts - Something new with pink

thanks for popping by... lots more to share this week.... LLF and DTC colour crew challenge.... 
Catch you then
hugs xxxx

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Tiddly Inks Challenge - Anything goes

Hello crafty peeps... how are you all???
 I have been sooo busy this week, that I have not had chance to post many times on my blog, but I do have something to share today.
I have had a little fun colouring this little TI cutie in, and I am loving these new Carta Bella "Devoted" papers. I have bought them in digi format here... so I can print my fav papers over and over again... 
Particularly satisfying when you most loved papers are on opposite side of the paper!!!!

this is old favorite of my mine, Wryn "Close to my heart" coloured with my Spectrums. and these new Carta Bella devoted papers- well , they're lush, just lush! A button, some pink twine and a couple of pearl hearts ... finished!!! 

 I have matted on some soft pink cardstock the I picked up in Hobbycraft, and used my MS punch on it for the trellis border. I wanted to keep it simple, so as not to detract from the papers and that adorable image!! 
so, all I need to do is enter in the following.....
1.Tiddly Inks Challenge - Anything goes
2.Card Makin Mama's - Anything goes
3.Crafty Catz- Buttons & Bows
4.Creative Corner - Cute as a button
5.Stampin for the weekend- Anything goes
6.My Heart Pieces - gettin girly 
7.Inky Chicks - Anything goes 
thanks for popping by... I will hopefully have something less pink and girly tomorrow, but equally as adorable!
hugs xxxx

Monday, 7 January 2013

Without words challenge- Baby it's cold outside

Good morning!! Happy Monday to you.... the weekend has flown by again ...Sob!
Ok... so how are you... today I am feeling fat and frumpy!!!!
I need to shed those Xmas pounds, and pronto!
after work i shall be shopping for a start to a diet... its really hard when there is soooo much yummy stuff still in the house.....
To take my mind of that, I have a card to share for the challenge over on "Without Words", where the theme is "Baby, Its cold outside". It has to be CAS, and feature lots of lovely snow... what better than snow folk for that???
This is one I made for my Hubby's folks....


the papers are both LOTV and Simple Stories, the stamp is "Christmas Garland" coloured with my Spectrums

I added just a smatter  of glitter, gem swirls, a crocheted flower, and a pearl.Its matted with kraft cardstock, I added a Kraft snowflake and a gem, ingeniously held by a peg....( Inspiration I grabbed from Liz @ Pink Petticoat)
I hope you will agree, that is fairly CAS for me???
so, thanks for joining me today... I have a few cards to finish of, and a tutorial to start ( all before I head off to work)
I would just like to add this into the following
1.Without Words- Baby its cold outside
2.Gingerloft- Christmas or Winter
3.Eclectic Ellapu- Snow much fun
4.Robyn's Fetish - Anything goes
5.Catch the Bug- Anything goes
6.Crafty Hazelnut- Card that doesn't feature Santa
 thanks for popping by... I will be back quick as a wink(well, hopefully!)
hugs xxx

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Some Odd Girl Sketch Challenge

Hello my crafty friend! Thanks for visiting me today.
I have a card to share with a fabulous image.... following the new sketch by Leah over at Some .Odd.Girl 
I have used some fresh colours and a super new year background I found here..... and there are lots more for the year too!.

So... this cutie is Sway Mae, she is coloured with Spectrums, the background is Eighteen25, and Mel Stampz for the hexagon papers..

 I coloured her, fussy cut her out and 3d'd her onto the card... simply sketch, soft colours.. I love the finished card!
All that's left is to enter this in...
1.Some Odd Girl - Sketch
2.Crafts for Eternity- something new (image)
3.Crafty Catz- anything goes
4.Hotshots Crafts - Clean & Simple
5.Sweet N Sassy- Something new (image)
6.Miss Muffett Challenges - Anything goes
thanks for joining me today.. I have lots of stuff in the pipeline, and some gorgeous images to colour up.. keep popping back won't you?
Hugs xxx

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Lili's Little fairies Challenge are you doing??? 
I am finally catching up with things here but work is mega busy and I have loads to do do still.... to top it all I am starting with a sore throat and a bit of a temperature today... boooo !!
Anyhooo... on with things... its Thursday, and that means  time for another challenge over at Lili's Little Fairies.. this week the theme is "2 backing papers".. 
Here's mine....

This cutie is called  Emma Shoes , and she has been inked for the first time by me... ( I did originally buy her from a crafty friend). she is coloured with my Spectrums, mounted onto Kraft cardstock... and distressed, I had added a doily , and a few flowers and pearls...

...Loving those new fabric flowers from WOC..... so, that's all from me... please check out the DT's creations here... 
All I need to do is enter in the following...
1.Crafty Creations - Anything goes
2.Fresh Brewed - Anything goes
3.Inky Impressions- Anything goes
4.Cute & Girly- Cute & Girly
5.OOZAK - Pink & Bling
6.LOves rubber stamps - Anything goes
Thanks for joining me today... hopefully things should settle down to a normal pace, and ican get some crafting in :-)
Hugs xx

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Happy New Year!!

Hello my lovelies... Happy New Year to you all......
I have finally surfaced, and I have a quick card to share....
It was my brothers birthday New Years Eve, and this is my card for him using a Tiddly inks image.....

The sketch is following the Sweet Stop Sketch, and the papers are old MME , and they are that old I can't remember what they are! Ricky is coloured with my Spectrums.... the sentiment is computer generated and I have added some Jute twine... that's it!!!  Simple start for the New Year

 I hope my brother likes it... ( I gotta post it yet!) ooops!
anyhoo.... I am dashing to work... so i will be back with more of a chat later... I wanna know about your new year resolutions.....
til then I just want to enter this in...
1.Sweet Stop sketch- sketch
2.Cards Galore - anything goes
3.Live Love Crafts- something old
4.One Crazy stamper- Anything goes
5.Sparkles forum - Anything goes
6.Thro the Craft Room door - anything goes
 thanks for popping by... I will catch you tomorrow with my DT card for LLF...
hugs xx

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