Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Tilda with Lace Jean at Divas

Its time for Team B to showcase this weeks challenge over at Divas By Design & this week its to use the colours. Blue, Brown & Cream & is sponsored by Live & Love Crafts.
On my card I have used Tilda in Lace Jeans from Butterfly Dreams collection & coloured her with Prismas. The gorgeous brown BP is Chocolate & Kraft Ribbon Stripe by Canvas Corp. The blue paper is from my offcuts drawer & as it was textured, I ran a Prisma over it to bring out the texture more.Tilda is mounted onto a Nestie circle & surrounded by a Sissix frame die, all of which is mounted onto a ribbled piece of card coloured with Walnut Stain DI. Added some crochet cream lace & some gorgeous brown lacy ribbon as well. Flowers are a variety from my stash & the corners are Creative Expressions.
Entering into the following challenges
Crafty Bloggers Network Flowers
The Ribbon Girls with Magnolia Use Ribbon And or Lace
Bunny Zoes Anything Goes
Cutie Pie Challenge Use 3 different textures (Ribbled card, lace, ribbon & flowers)
Paper Playtime Use some brown

Monday, 28 January 2013

Mondays Candy at Stamp & Create

I have used papers from stash (purple ones I think were Wild Rose Studio ''Bella'' & edgedthem with TH DI Milled Lavender.The image is Just Inklined & I have decoupaged, yes decoupaged. I know, I know we don't use that much anymore but this image was perfect for the ladythe card is going to..I added a Magnolia Doohickey ticket die & a Magnolia Doohickey Dragonfly die which can be purchased at Stamp & Create The sentiment was computer generated& the flourish is a Cheery Lyn die. The ticket & dragonfly are coloured with TH Dusty Concord& the flourish is coloured with a Promarker.

Its Monday, so its time for  Stamp and Create's weekly candy!!!

How do you enter & win?

Add the banner to your sidebar and link the banner to Stamp & Create . Then enter your info in Mr. Linky and voila!  The winner is announced each Monday!  

Entering into the following challenge
Pretty Little Ribbon Flowers & Ribbon

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Hugs & Kisses

This is a freebie that Krista put up on her FB & blog yesterday, isnt she gorgeous? I have spent some of the afternoon creating this while hubby watches football. I coloured her with Promarkers & added highlights with Prismas.. The papers are Bo Bunny Smoochies set. Everything is edged with TH Tattered Rose DI. The die on left hand side is a Magnolia called Lace Border. The tag is also a Magnolia die which can be pulled out to shoe Birthday Wishes, a SU sentiment stamp. Added gauze, lace ribbon & flowers from stash. The leaves are a Martha Stewart pine punch.
Entering into the following challenges
Saturated Canary Inspired by a movie ( well I had to get my thinking cap on & found Drop Dead Dearest 1978, which is a murder mystery film. It was previously called I Miss You Hugs & Kisses (see what I have done there when originally made on the 60s)
Addicted to Stamps Use material/texture
Sugar Creek Hollow Lots of Layers
Totally Gorjuss Flowers
Stampin for the Weekend Something Girlie
I Love Promarkers Anything Goes

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Hubbys Valentines card

I was woken at 4.00am this morning with a roof tile breaking & slipping down the roof, so got up & made hubbys Valentines card. I have been busy this week making my DT cards, so this was the first chance I have had to play. The papers are from Computer Scrapbook . There are hundreds of free papers there, so take a look. The papers were edged in TH Pumice Stone & Festive Berries ink. The image is Cuddly Buddly & called Elephant Walk. I coloured it with Prisma pencils. The ticket is a Papermania stamp. I stamped onto the grey paper with a Be Mine stamp from Country Companion & the Valentines Day stamp is an Anna Griffin from years ago (purchased from QVC) Added some red jewels, some silk hearts & a love charm & there you have a card for a man. Its so hard to make cards for men as I always want to add so much more lol.
Entering into the following challenges
Brown Sugar Challenge Valentines
CRAFT Valentines Day/Love
Craft Us Crazy Valentimes Day/Love with red

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Good & Bad News

Right I am back from Cyprus where the weather was mild & warm enough to sit outside at lunchtime, but chilly at night, so a log fire was needed which was lovely & cozy.
Unfortunately I have come back to the news that I have a skin cancer, it is one that does not spread so thats good & I am awaiting another appointment regarding the treatment. Thats the bad news.
Now the good news is that I have been selected to join the Stamp & Create DT. This is on online store in the USA & they wanted an international member, so have asked me to join them for 3 months.

They run a challenge every month with a prize from the store, but post to the blog on a weekly basis. So it would lovely to see some of my followers join us at the current challenge over at the challenge blog & the challenge is Love, so very topical for this time of year.

& if that was not good enough news, they have started up a new Magnolia challenge as well & have asked me to join the DT here too. I will be posting a card each fortnight, which is the frequency of the challenges &  each challenge will also have a seasonal theme & this first challenge is ''Winter Blues'' & can be entered here. The prize is 1 Magnolia stamp of your choice, so those Magnolia fans amongst you, add this challenge blog to your list.

Friday, 11 January 2013


Just to say I am off to Cyprus tomorrow for a week to open up the house rather than leave it all winter shut up. We normally go at New Year but this year we couldn't, so its just me going & hubby staying at home earning the pennies.
I would like to say hello to my new followers & welcome to my blog & I will be back in a week with some really exciting news that I cant wait to share.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Wedding Day

Its time for another challenge over at Divas By Design & its sponsored by Vanna Bea Creations & the DT were given images to work with & I chose this one Bridget Wedding Photo Shoot.  It hardly needed any colouring, so I just accented parts with Promarkers & added gold glitter to the train. I added a little piece of gold netting to her veil. The sentiment is from an old QVC kit, embossed with gold embossing powder. Added lace & flowers from stash. The background is 2 embossing folders.
Entering into the following challenges
Crafty Sentiments Sparkle & Shine/Glitter
Party Time Tuesdays Sparkle, Glitter & Shine
Artistic Inspirations Add a Bit of Sparkle
Paper Makeup Stamps White on White

I was a winner with this card at Artistic Inspirations

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Tilda with Love Cake

Its time for the first challenge at Dream Valley & its an Anything Goes with 2 sponsors (see below my card description for details)
I have used Tilda with Love Cake from the new collection & coloured with Black Soot & Festive Berries Distress Inks. I had wanted to practice using just black & am quite pleased with the result, albeit that the cheeks are a little too defined in red, but on the whole I think it has come out pretty good. The image is stamped onto a Marianne oval die onto which I have stuck seed pearls around the edge. I mounted the paper from stash onto black & red card & edged the paper with a little acrylic paint. I also punched a few hearts along the bottom to allow the red to show through. Added a feather, doily & red heart & some ribbon from Hobby House. The letters are mounted onto a SU die & are from my stash (think they were part of an old QVC kit).
The sponsors for this challenge are:

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Washi Tapes

For those of you not familiar with this versatile craft item, Washi tape is essentially decorative masking tape from Japan. It is useful for card crafting,gift wrapping, home decor and scrapbooking to name just a few.  Each masking tape roll has the properties of Japanese rice paper offering a delicate tactile surface and semi- translucent opacity. This tape can be easily written on and is easy to remove and re-apply without leaving adhesive stains or destroying the surface it has been applied to.
The many creative and decorative uses of washi tape has meant that it has become a must have item for many crafters, scrapbookers, artists, students and bloggers who are able to propel the most basic of items into innovative craved-after design objects. We love washi tapes too and hope to grow our store to stock the widest selection of washi tapes in the UK. As new designs become available they will feature here so pop back often!
04-01-2012: We've just undergone an upgrade to the store which should make it easier for you to browse via mobile devices. We have still a few more products to add into the store, so if you don't see your favourite tape in stock - please drop us a line!

Prize is £30 worth of tape for a lucky winner!
Plus we have a 10% discount code for anyone to use
Code - DVC1
I am entering into the following challenges
Magnolia Down Under Anything Goes
Tildas Town Anything Goes
Hiding in My Craft Room Black & White +1 other colour 
Stampin for the Weekend Anything Goes

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Tilda relaxing

Happy New Year to everyone & I hope that 2013 is a good year for us all.
I have finally said goodbye to all my guests & cleared away the Christmas decorations & cleaned the house & now have some ''me'' time, so of course I had to make a beloved Tilda. I have really come to love these stamps & now have an immense collection. I chose Bath Tub & Tilda in Bath Cap from Prince & Princesses collection. I have coloured using Distress Inks once more & paper pieced her dress & cap.. The papers are Birdsong by First Edition & Magnolia Pink Magic Bubbles. Both have been edged with DI Victorian Velvet.
Used my Crop o Dile to make 2 eyelets in top left corner & tied some Bakers Twine in a bow. Magnolia tag die with a SU sentiment. Added some ribbon from stash & a Sissix die with the word bliss & thats been mounted onto some gauze. Friends charm also from my stash. Flowers from stash & there you have my first card in what seems like ages. Its lovely to have visitors but boy is it nice to get your house back lol.
Entering into Magnolia Down Under Anything Goes.
Perfect Sentiments Challenge Must have sentiment ( birthday ) & metal on card
By the Cute & Girly Cute & Girly