Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Pollycraft Challenge - Fun in the sun

Hey! good to see you... thanks for dropping  in..! 
Mid week already... how time flies.... time for the next challenge over @ Pollycraft , up next is the  lovely Lisa... who has chosen "Fun in the Sun"   ..
 Ok... so I live real close to the sea... so my kinda fun is the beach type.... so, here's what I whistled up...

  These papers , I thought were just the job, they are "Beach   Boardwalk", the image is "Nipper" , coloured with my Spectrums
                                                              Hair: CT2,1,EB2,GB8&10
Outlines in IG3&2,sand:GB5,2,dotted withGB8&10

I have distressed the papers, and added a little cheesecloth, and Jute fabric, then a MFT die-namics "Sea Charm" , there are 4 in this set, I went for the ships wheel, then dotted a pearl on it. The sentiment is TLC ... 
now, don't forget, theres fabulous inspiration from the DT over on the Challenge blog... and always a fabby prize of a voucher to spend in store @PC.. and if your entry is a PC image you get a credit in the store... you can save up and buy an image, or enjoy the discounted price straight away.
so, All I need to do now is..
1.Catered crop- summertime
2.Eclectic Ellapu- Anything goes
3.Joanna Sheen - Boys will be boys
4.The Squirrel & the Fox- Nautical/Sea life
5.Allsorts - Kraft it
6.Pumpkin Spice- Beach 
 thank you for dropping in... I hope you will join me for my LLF dt card... up next! 
Hugs xxx

Monday, 29 July 2013

Alphabet Challenge - "L" is for Lace

Hello my dears... how was your weekend? 
I hope it was a good one...I have being fulfilling another role this week at work.. and that meant I got a full weekend at home -Yay! so hubs and I got a full 2 days together... which is lovely.
So, the start of the week again... this means a whole bunch of challenges ahead, but I quickly wanted to share this with you...
 As, you may have seen it was my birthday last Tuesday, and I share it with one of the girls I work with... my hubby's aunt AND Granny..!!!
This is a card I made for his Aunt....
You may have also spotted it on the Spectrum Noir blog too.... I have the colours listed there..... 

I am trying to advance my colouring skills, and I am trying to add folds into fabric with my pens, not essentially where the image has suggested folds and pleats drawn in.. if I am making sense??? It is still a work in progress, but I kinda liked the finished effect on this...

 The image is one of the two Flower Fairies from Sylvia Zet... I do love this pair.... the first one I coloured up you can see here... 
the papers are Carina Gardner - Victorian Garden from Jessica Sprague... flowers , alce and seam binding ribbon from stash.
So, I would just like to enter ....
1.Color me creative - Anything goes
2.One Stop Craft- Flowers or Ribbon
3.Alphabet challenge - "L" is for Lace
4.Totally Papercrafts - Use lace 
5.Craft Challenge - For the girls
6.Dutch Dare Challenge - In stitches
7.Inky impressions - Birthdays  
8.Emerald Fairies- Happy Birthday
Thats all for today folks.. I will be back with my next challenge real soon... have a  crafty day!
Hugs xxx

Thursday, 25 July 2013

The Sugarbowl Challenge - Anything goes

Hello....How the devil are you ???? 
with all this fab weather I have seriously lost track of time, and can't believe its time once again for another Sugar Bowl Challenge - the theme is of course , "Anything Goes" 
with all the new Rachel Anne Miller stamps I am seeing I thought I would dig this lil cutie out.... 

This image  is called "Lola with gift", she is coloured with my Spectrums, the papers are Pink Paislee "London Market" I really did not want to use these use... I love 'em so much I have used my new Joy! die with that fabulously lush oval frame, this is better for my smaller stamps, but I do love it!!!  I finished with some trim , and a big organza rose.... this was all layered on chocolate and then cream card, distressed and then lightly inked.

Now, I hope you have found a little inspiration with my card.. you will find lots more over with the fabby DT girls at The SugarBowl... and there is a always a fab prize of stamps to be won.. the more entries, and the number of stamps could increase.. so what are you waiting for?
See ya there...
 I would just like to enter ..
1.Through the Craft Room door- anything goes
2.A Little Bit Crafty - Die-ing for it
3.Artistic Stamper- ladies day
4.Fairies challenges- Flowers/summer
5.Creative challenges - Anything goes
6.Paper Playtime  -Patterned paper
thank you so much for dropping by, and for all your kind comments... I LOVE you all...
Hugs xxx

In the Pink - Hot pink

Hey you guys.. thanks for dropping by... I can't believe its time once again for another "In The Pink" challenge !! There was some fab entries for last times "Pink & Pearly".
 This time the theme is "Hot Pink"...So, here's mine...

The papers are Echo Park, "Be Mine" (digital of course...) the image is "Star" from Kenny K.....She is coloured with my Spectrums
Skin: TN3,2,FS4,PP2
Hair: GB10-5DR6,PP6,4,2
Boots: GB10,9,7,5,DR6,PP6,5,4,2
Guitar: same as boots
Background:BG5-1 plus blender

Flowers and feather from stash.All matted and layers on pink & black cardstock, then distressed... Hope its hot n pink enough for ya!!?
 Pop over and check out the rest of the dt's creations, and there's an inspirational photo too.... here...

all you need to do is create something that is mostly PINK ....
I would just like to enter this in..
1.Anything goes - Anything goes
2.Diva's by Design- Anything goes
3.Paper Shelter - Anything goes
4.Papertake Weekly -Die-ing for a punch
5.My Craft Spot- Sew fun!
6.Through the Purple Haze -Flowers

Thanks for popping by... I have another helping of sweetness next... 
back in a tick
Hugs xxx

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Little Miss Muffet Stamps- new Pollycraft releases.. and a special day!!!!

Hiya guys.... I am excited muchly....!!
today is a stupendously fab day!!! there is lots of fantastic stuff over at Little Miss Muffet Store store and blog...I have a Christmas release from Pollycraft , and its my birthday! !!!!!!

ok... so I am at work today! boooooo! so best get on with the important stuff...
 this lil cutie is Little Miss Christmas . She is coloured with my Spectrums 
Skin: TN3,2,FS4,8,PP2
Hat&coat:DR7,6,5,3,CR7 IG9,6,2,GB5,CT1,IG9,6, blender
Shoes & Socks:DG3,CG4,3,1, DG3,DG1
then I added lots of glitter to the fur...

The papers are Carta Bella "Merry & Bright" 

now... get on over to the LMMS blog & store.. and find out more about the fabulous goings on... I will see you there... after work.. and enjoying some pressie and cakes.. she says hopefully??? 
I am just entering this in...
1.Sweet Stampin - Christmas in July
2.Annabelle Stamps - Polka dots
3.Brown Sugar- Anything goes
4.Fairytale Challenge - Christmas in July
5.Papercrafting Journey -Christmas in July
6.Creative Belli - Christmas  
7.Crafty Creations -Sparkle  
8.Fab N Funky- Christmas in July
 thanks for your company.. I will be back reaaaaalll sooon!
Hugs xx

Monday, 22 July 2013

Addicted to stamps - Lots of layers

Hi guys... I am back with a quick card my friends asked me to make for her, to give to her folks for their new home.... 
I knew I wanted to create this scene, using Magnolia stamps.. I have had the house one for ages.. and I love to use it for this type of card.. It also comes in handy at Xmas for a "First Xmas in your new home " card......
anyway, this is what I made her.... 

the stamp is a trio of houses, but I used just one and 3d'd it onto the background... I cut this out with my circle die, after colouring it with my Spectrums..... 
the papers are Carina Gardner "Sproutlets" digi papers from you know! I think the circle is a stately circle die from Spellbinders, the flowers are from stash, I love the two flourishes at the ends of the arrangement.. they are from my Joy! ovals die.

The font is cute isn't it? its a childs handwriting one... I think I will be adding lots more fonts to my pc.. there are some fabby ones out there.... 
Now, I will be sharing the colour combo for this over on the Spectrum Noir blog... for my colours check it all out there... 
anyway, have a fab Monday.. its my daughters driving test today... I will have everything crossed for her.... 
I would just like to enter this in...
1.Addicted to stamps - Lots of layers
2.Challenges4everybody- Anything goes
3.Crafting when we can - Floral
4.Great Impressions - Anything goes
5.Colour Me Creative - Anything goes
6.Pumpkin Spice- Summer ( hope this is ok?) 
thanks for popping by.... its a very special day tomorrow.... I hope you will join me...
Hugs xx

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Lili's Little Fairies- Christmas in July!!!

Hello my lovelies... its been pretty hot round here of late, and here I sit creating Christmas!!
The reason of course is the new challenge over at Lili's Little Fairies, where this week the challenge is "Christmas in July"
(it always drives me nuts that phrase, as its my birthday in July and folks are talking about Christmas... Noooooo , Stop!!!!!)
I printed off my digi papers from Echo Park "Winter Wishes" and rustled this up....

The stamp is  "Christmas star" from LOTV , she is coloured with my Spectrums... 
Skin: TN3,2,FS4,PP2
Hair:TN1,GB2,8.10 CT3
Coat: BT6-1
Tree: DG3,CG4,3,2,1
Stars: GB5,4,CT3,1

The circle is a stately circles and regular circle nestie die... the snowflake is a X-cut punch combined with a spellbinder snowflake die... finished with a button , and a LOTV Christmas greeting tag.I quite like the combo of turquoise & brown....
 Please pop over and see what the rest of the fabby DT have conjured up for your inspiration this week.. and give the challenge a go... It could well be the inspiration you need to get those Christmas cards started.. ( hard to get your head around that with all this glorious summery sunshine!!)
So, all thats left for me to do is..... enter my card in..
1.Holly Jolly Xmas- Christmas outdoors
2.Eureka Stamps - Xmas in July
3.My Craft Spot- Xmas in July
4.Stamp and Create - Christmas in July
5.A little bit crafty - die-ing for it!
6.One Crazy stamper- Kraft colour challenge
.....Then I am off out in that sunshine!! 
Thanks again for your visit!
Hugs xxx

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Pollycraft Challenge - Ruby Red

Hello my lovelies... thanks for joining me today... it Wednesday, so that means time for another Pollycraft challenge... this fortnights theme is chosen by the lovely Shelly, and the theme is "Ruby Red". Obviously it the birthstone colour for July... I know this cos its my birthstone.. altho I do prefer garnets to rubies... a much deeper red IMO....
anyhooooo, I digress.... I shuffled together some papers from Cosmo Cricket "Odds & Ends" and this is what I came up with....

The image is the lovely "Bailey", and she is coloured with my Spectrums.  
Skin: TN3,2,PP2,FS4
Hair: IG5-10
Jacket: DR7,6,5,CR7.(white DI pen for the arm stripes)
Top: GB4,CT3,1
Boots: BGR5-1, the background is IG3-1 & blender.
I used my MS heart border punch, and Cheery Lynn flourish die, then my Die-namics flower trio for the flowers. I dotted them with some gems... the papers where matted on black and cream CS.

So, go check out the rest of the fab inspiration from the DT, they are pretty amazing.!! Remember  if you use a Pollycraft image you will get a store "credit",  which can be used towards future purchases.... read all about that here
So, I just wanna enter this in...
1.Anything goes -Anything goes
2.LEJ challenge - Anything goes
3.Card Mania- pearls or gems
4.Created with love - Anything goes
5.WhoopsiDaisy- Use markers
6.ABC Challenge - Roses are red
thanks for popping in.. always lovely to have your company..I hope you will join me tomorrow for my LLF dt card...ta-ta!!
 Hugs xxxx

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Sugar Nellie Summer Adorables blog hop

Hello my lovelies... glad to see you...
 I am part of the Sugar Nellie blog hop today for the launch of the "Summer Adorables", they are soooo cute!!!
 So, excitement aside ... I will make you wait no longer.... 
you have probably joined me from the  lovely Pat Frank, and her awesomely delish creation...If not you may want to start over on the Sugar Nellie blog

Say hello to this little sweetie, called "I like to be pretty " 

The papers too are digital and are a mix of papers from Jodie Lee over @ Jessica Sprague.. they are mostly "Faded vintage papers"
I have used the new Joy butterfly die
 and the Spellbinders timeless rectangles. I added a drizzle of natural cotton lace and some twine... the tag is from LOTV. the flowers are from Tim Holtz "tattered lace", I tucked in a little muslin, distressed with both picket fence paint and brushed corduroy DI.The flowers are distressed with DI and finished with pearls.
I have to say these digi's are a breeze to colour... the thought of placement of shading etc is done for you... Fab when you need a quick creation! 
I Just love her cute little boots paired with her pretty dress....
Now, I bet you are itching to see the rest... so you will need to hop on over to Lisa's blog.. and don't forget there's prizes on the way, so don't forget to leave a comment as you hop... 
Thanks for dropping in.. have a wonderful hop !
 I would just like to enter this in...
1.Crafts and Me -Anything goes
2.Crafty calendar - colour challenge
3.Crafting for all seasons - Bingo(digi,flowers,pearls)
4.Sweet Stampin' - Shabby Chic
5.Paper Minutes - Anything goes
6.C is for Challenge - Flowers  
7.A Creative Romance - Ribbon or twine
thanks, and have a fabulous weekend...
 Hugs xxx

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Little Miss Muffet challenge -Nursery Rhymes

Hiya guys.. yep I am back... Just like buses.. no posts then two in a day!! lol
so.. what next?? A challenge over at Little Miss Muffet thats what!! 
the theme this week is "Nursery rhymes" ... this one made me think... but not too long.... I hope this one passes under the radar  "Old McDonald" ...

I do think she looks rather Farmer-ish.. don't you? 
 she , being of course a fabulous Pollycraft image called "farming apples". I have coloured her up with my Spectrums...
Skin: TN3,2,PP2,FS4(eyes TB3&2)
Hair: CT2,EB2,GB8 & 10...(CG4,3&1 for the band)
Apple: CG4,3,1 CR7
Dungerees: BGR6-1 
Shirt: TN7,OR2,1,GB2,CT3
Shoes: IG4-1
Grass: CG4,3,2,DG4,DG3
The background is inked on over my hand drawn cloud stencil.

The papers are one buck Wednesday bargains... lol! Samantha Walker "Orchard Harvest" in the greens... The flowers are cut from my Tim Holtz tattered floral die...the flourish is Cheery Lynn
so, pop on over and soak up the inspiration from the DT girlies for this one.. what a fab challenge... and check out the fabby prize!!
I will see ya there...
 I just want to enter the following..
1.Anything goes challenge - Checks, stripes & flowers
2.CYDI- Summer smiles
3.Creative Card crew - Great Outdoors
4.Thro the craft Room Door- Anything goes
5.One Stop Craft - Anything goes
6.Dream Valley - Make your own flowers or embellishments

Thanks for dropping in.. I promise that's all from me!
Hugs xx

In the Pink- Pink and Pearly

Hello my lovelies... yep, I have been AWOL again.. so sorry..
 I have been gallivanting in Newcastle for my eldest s graduation, what a special memorable day!!
I am home, have loads of DT stuff to catch up.. and commenting. (If I haven't gotten to you yet, I apologise). I WILL get caught up!!
 before that, its time for another challenge over at In The Pink !!
This time its Pink & Pearly.....
and heres mine!!

 I have used my fave "pink" papers from Nitwits... "Always &Forever", then my "Tied together" embossing folder from Couture Creations.. rumour is it's being re-released ?
I have matted layered on pink and cream CS, distressed and stitched I have used my two new Joy(Noor) dies..butterfly border and the ovals.... I HAD to have these... I used one of the adorable "Flower fairies" from Wee stamps, and coloured her with my Spectrums 
Skin: TN3,2,PP2,FS4,3
Hair, CT2,EB2,TN1,GB8
Dress: PP5,3,2,1 CR7
Wings: PP2,1 CR3 
DR6 & PP3 on the flowers, with dots of liquid pearls & stickles
and IB2 for the highlights around her

.. then I dotted LOTS of pearls on... and embellished with more stickles.. well... you just gotta.!!!!
So, with the reminder that you creation has to be mostly PINK to qualify.. get yourself over and check out the gorgeousness from the rest of the DT, and get yourself entered!! I will see you there...
 I just need to enter mine in...
1.Bunny Zoes - Pink & White..
2.Party Time Tuesday- Wing it!
3.A little bit crafty- Die-ing for it!
4.Pink Gem challenge -  Lots of layers
5.Addicted to stamps - lots of layers
6.Glitter and sparkle - Fantasy /Fairytale
 thanks for popping by.. I have a busy morning .. so I will be back.. enjoy the interlude!!
 Hugs xx

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Sweet and Adorable...

Hello my dears...
I have not fallen off the planet.. just had some happy family days daughters graduation.. a truly fabulous day.. and very happy memories...
But, I just NEEDED to give you the heads up an some deliciousness heading your way....

So... get over to Sugar Nellie on Saturday @ 10 sharp, you will be glad you did...
 hugs xxx

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Lili's Little Fairies- Red,White & blue

Hello my lovelies.. how the devil are you??? 
I am having a busy few days with my posts... here my first one for today.. from Lili's Little Fairies, where the theme is RED,WHITE & BLUE...

So, I decided to ink up this lil fella... he is called "Abracadabra" .. he is coloured with my Spectrums. 
                                                   Skin: TN3,2,PP2,FS4
                                                   TOP; DR7,DR5 IG3,IG1
                                                    Shorts; BGR5,4,2
                                                    Shoes; BG4,2
                                                    Hat & cloak:BGR5,TB9,7 &3
                                                    Book: DR7,6,4,GB4,GB2
                                                    Bear:GB10,8,EB2,GB2 TB2

The papers are a mix... The back one is from Raspberry road... "Glory Days" , the rest Portabello Rd.  The banner is La-la-land heart banner, and I created the sentiment myself on the PC.. I dotted some liquid pearls, and stickles around the image to finish.
So, pop on over to LLF.. and soak up the fabulous inspiration...theres always a fabby prize for grabs, and all you need is a LOTV stamp..
All, I need to do is enter this in..
1.Crafty Sentiments - Red, white & blue
2.Bearly mine - Anything goes
3.Inky Chicks- Anything goes
4.Ladybug Crafts - Birthdays
5.Shopping our stash- Red,white& blue
6.QKR stampede- Anything goes  
7.Sister Act  challenge - Anything goes  
8.Addicted to stamps - Make your mark (Colouring) 
9. Simon says stamp -Patriotic

So, thats my first post today... I will be back real soon!!
Take care!
Hugs xx

Little Miss Muffet GDT- New releases

Hello gang! ...I am back!
 This time to announce with great excitement that the lovely team at Little Miss Muffett Stamps have invited me back as gdt...wahooo! 
So, I got to play with some lovely new releases... one of which I have to share here...

 This is Andy, one of the Polka Dot Pals... isn't he just cute?? .. I have teamed him with papers from Echo Park, called "All about a boy", he is coloured with my Spectrums.... 
                                         Hair:GB3,CT3,EB2 TN1
                                            Controller: BG6,4,2

I have added stitching, jute, and a spellbinder star die cut, distressed with paint, and added a button..
 please go check out the amazing DT creations over at LMMC, and enjoy the inspiration... 
I would just like to enter this in...
1.Bearly Mine - Anything goes
2.Creative Craft - A stitch in time
3.ABC Challenge - Anything goes
4.Challenges 4 everybody- Anything goes
5.Little Claire's - Male theme
6.Wags N Whiskers - Cute as a button
 thanks for joining me today.. its a busy old day... whilst Mr Blogger is hopefully playing nice.. I will be getting my hair cut and coloured ready for a visit to Newcastle for my daughters graduation.. Yay! 
Till then hugs xx

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Pollycraft Challenge - Stars and Stripes

Hellloooo to you my lovelies... Its that time again.... Time for another challenge over at Pollycraft, this week the theme has been chosen by the lovely Calypso , and its "Stars & Stripes"
I have gone with a cute boy image this time.. and a fab sketch....

The papers are digital.. and are from Echo park its a mini-theme kit called "Brothers " ... I love it!! 
The lil fella is called Quentin, and he is coloured with my Spectrums... 
For the Skin: TN3,2,PP2 &FS4
Hair:Ct4,GB1,GB10 &TN1
Top: TN7,OR2,1 &GB2,CT4
Shorts:BGR,3 &1,DG4,2,GT2,1
Shoes: BG4,3,1,DG4
Skateboard: GB10,8,EB2,IG5,,3
Background: IG3,2,1 blender (BGR5,BG4,2,1 floor)

 I have matted all onto choc brown card... and embellished with a few little punched stars... I think that's all It needs, apart from a sentiment... 
Now, don't forget to check out the rest of the DT's creations.. They are amaaaazing...I MEAN amaaazing!!! 
AS always there is a fab prize up for grabs, and if you use a Pollycraft image, you get a credit in the store... read more here... 
so, all thats left for me to do is enter in the following...
1.Eureka Stamps - Stars & stripes 
2.OSAAT - Anything goes
3.Come & get it- Masculine
4.Here come the boys- Digi stamp
5.Little Clare - Male theme
6.Brown Sugar - Boy or man  
7.ABC challenge - Anything goes  
8.Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
thank you so much for joining me today... its always fab to know you there and read your lovely comments... 
Hugs x

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