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Thursday, 28 February 2013

Lili's Little Fairies - peaches & cream

Hello dear friend.... I have been a little quiet perhaps this week trying to get lots done behind the scenes... 
at least today I can share with you my latest DT card for Lili's Little Fairies .
The theme this week is "Peaches & Cream"...
 here is my card...



this little cutie is called "Butterfly Meadow"  coloured with Spectrums. the papers are Carta Bella  "Traditions" papers from Jessica Sprague.



 I have added loads of stitching & distressing. I have used Tim Holtz "Tattered Florals" die, some pearls & a mesh butterfly from stash , and a LOTV sentiment tag. 
please check out all the inspiration on the blog from my lovely DT teamies.. and give the challenge a go.. there is always something fab up for grabs for the winner..
 all I need to do is enter this in...
1.Loves rubber stamps - tags (its only a wee one)
2.Party time Tuesday- anything goes
3.Shopping our stash- Tag
4.Top Tip Tuesday- tag
5.Card mania - fairies or butterflies.
6.Stamp & create - Spring 
 thanks for popping by ... 

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Happy birthday Lauren!

Hello my dear friend... today is a special day. its my nieces 18th birthday, and this card was made with her in mind...
Happy Birthday Lauren!
 my first attempt at red hair.. and it took me forever... couldn't get it just right.... 
but here she is ...

  this cutie is of course a Saturated Canary image, called "Ava", she is coloured with my Spectrums. the papers are Nitwits "Perfect Pair". the sketch is a "Deconstructed sketch" , I always look here for a layout inspiration! ... 


I had the devils job getting the face just right after the red strands of hair feathered..Grrrr! still... I think it looks OK ?
I LOVE the papers too....
 I just need to enter in...
1.Bearly Mine - Anything goes
2.Celebrate The Occasion - Girls birthday (Use pink)
3.Creative Card Crew- Birthday 
4.Digital Tuesdays- birthdays
5.Inky Chicks - Mothers Day or Birthdays
6.Created with love - Bright & cheery.
 thanks for dropping by... I hope you can join me for Lili's Little Fairies tomorrow... 
Hugs xxxx


Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Anything Goes Challenge - Make It Manly

Hello my lovelies... good evening to you.. sorry for being a little slack on the blogging front...I have been MEGA busy!! 
I have a quick card to share today.. and a special one tomorrow..(stay tuned )


                      
 this was a quickie... yep.. No colouring needed.. I got this digi witha coloured version too.. this is "Racer Lewis" from Prarie Fairy, the papers are "Hometown proud" from Dani. Just a simple layout really,and the rosette was made using a freebie scoreboard I got with a mag a while back...It made it really to get the folds spot on.


 I fussy cut & 3d'd Lewis and added a sentiment and the age.
thats it really.... A nice and bright & cheery card. 
 I would like to enter this in the following.
1.Anything goes - make it manly
2.Craft room challenge- For a man
3.Thro' the Craft Room Door- anything goes
4.Crafty bloggers - Anything goes
5.My Craft spot- pop it up
6.Eclectic Ellapu- masculine

 thanks for popping by.. I will see you in the morning with my special card .. and don't forget it "One Buck Wednesday" 
Hugs xx

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Forever Friends monthly Challenge - Animals/Butterflies/Birds

Hello you lot....
Welcome to the weekend !
you might have caught my post over on the Spectrum Noir blog yesterday, where I created a coloured image using mostly dots....?
Its was one of those gorgeous stamps from LOTV...such an adorable bunny...
 If you want to see how I coloured him check out my tutorial here.... 




Isn't he the cutest? I love that glittery paper too... I think its "Woodland Folk" he is called "Arms full of daisies", coloured with my spectrums.



the sketch is a Deconstructed sketch 89.. I kinda like its CAS style...
So, I just need to enter this in...
1Forever friends - animals/butterflies/birds
2.Delicious Doodles - flowers for Spring
3.Denconstructed Sketch- sketch  89
4.Penny's Papercrafty - Anything goes
thanks for popping by... I have lots of exciting new stuff to share soon..including this...



Hugs xxx

Friday, 22 February 2013

Happy Campers challenge - Use a favourite stamp

Hello and good morning sweeties.... Friday is finally here! 
I am heading off to work imminently, and its a loooong shift...So, I have a quick card to share...
 when I say quick... it took me a while.. but worth it I think.. I am happy with the outcome... and using one of my all time favourite stamp ranges.. Lili of the Valley.
So, here it is....


this adorable pair are called"Anniversary surprise", which I coloured with my Speccies... the papers are Prima "Romance Novel", stitched all round, distressed with DI ink & acrylic paint.
I have embellished with small organza ribbon roses.. some antique peach lace, Kraft die cuts, (again painted), a pin , pearls and a scrap of lace tied with twine, and a LOTV sentiment tag..


I hope the happy couple like it..... 
So, i gotta dash soon , so I'd just like to enter this in the following....
1.Happy Campers- Fav stamp
2.In the Pink- Pink & bling(hope its pink enough)
3.Milk coffee - make it cute
4.Anything goes challenge - vintage/shabby chic
5.Loves rubber stamps- lots of layers....
6.Ribbon Carousel - love is in the air
thanks for popping by... I gotta go... I must tell ya tho' my "Dabble Days " went really well, so I will hopefully posting some class dates real soon...
 Catch ya later
hugs xx

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Some Odd Girl - February sketch

Hello  my lovelies.... How are you today???
Well, we have a little sunshine today... hopefully spring is just round the corner, at last.... I long for warmer days.!
There is a new challenge for the month over at Some Odd girl... and its fab!
so, with out too much chit chat here is my card..... 


The papers area combo of scraps.. the most part from Sweet Briar papers from Raspberry Road. The image is "Puppy Tobie"
coloured with my spectrums .



 I have die cut the text with my sizzlits... and 3d'd them on..
I would just like to enter this in..
1.Daisy Doodles - Anything goes
2.Digi Makeover - anything goes
3.Incy Wincy - Pop it up
4.Squiggle Fly - use a sentiment
5.A Gem of a challenge - Dies & Punches
6.Some Odd Girl - Sketch
thanks for popping by... busy busy with DT stuff and orders, and I have to get ready for my next "Dabble Day" over @ Beverley Garden centre... hope you can join me...
 Hugs xxx

Monday, 18 February 2013

Sugar Nellie GDT !!!!!!

good morning peeps!
well, one"Dabble day"  down & one to go!
I think it went well....
But, that wasn't all my excitement for the weekend... I also got chosen for the guest design team over at Sugar Nellie... you know I have a sweet tooth for that place.....!!
I am soooo thrilled.... so I will be wearing my badge with pride... and there was so much awesome talented chosen too... Somebody pinch me!!!!

 thank you ladies......

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Designed To Color crew- Sketch challenge

Hello my lovelies!
Have you caught the new challenge over at Designed To Color??
there is a fab new sketch and we are sponsored by the fabulous Kraftin' Kimmie!!! yay!
Here is the Sketch...




... and here is my card...



The papers are from Samantha walker over @ Jessica Sprague.. which I got for $1.. on One Buck Wednesday!!! the are called the Honey Collection - this is the golden sunlight option.
 the image , coloured with my Spectrums is from Kraftin' Kimmie called "Love is the best medicine



these are the colours I used...
Skin: TN3 TN2 PP1 FS4

Hair:TN1 GB6 GB8 GB10 EB5


ClothingGB8,GB7 &GB2 JG5,JG3JG1

Other; IG6-1



so, if you fancy a fabby challenge pop over and give it a go... there is lots of inspiration to be had too.....

All I need to do is enter this in.......
1.QKR Stamps challenge - anything goes
2.Simply create too- Mother's day or for a female
3.Charisma Cardz - anything goes
4.Milk Coffe challenge - Make it cute
5.Cards by Lady Anne- Anything goes
6.Lil Red WAgon - the word LOVE

 Thanks for popping by... I have to get ready for my first "Dabble Day " at Beverley Garden Centre...

I hope you can pop in and say "Hello"

Catch you soon!
Hugs xxx

Friday, 15 February 2013

Saturated Canary Challenge- Love

Hello peeps! its the weekend..yay! I am working today.. after a few lovely days off... feeling all loved up from Valentines Day...Hope you do tooo.!?!
I have a card to share with was intended for the Sugar Nellie FB challenge group which I always try to enter... and the The Sugarbowl ties in nicely with it....
Such, a big bonus to find that it also fits nicely into the new Saturated Challenge "love" this fortnight.
so, here it is....




The papers are Echo Park "Yours Truly"... I have made the flower from heart die cut... added paint and glitter.. and a huuuge button.
The stamp is "Bella Bunting" an all time fav.. from the pen of the fabulous Krista Smith, creator of the Saturated Canary......
She is coloured with my Spectrums. The sentiment is  computer generated , I have added stitching and some cotton lace.... and a couple of gems to finish..



I hope you can see why I just LOVE Bella.... she is a joy to colour.....
I would like to enter this in...
1.Sugar Nellie FB challenge- Red
2.The Sugarbowl- anything goes
3.Saturated Canary - Love
4.Crafty creations- love/heart
5.Creative Belli- Valentines/hearts
6.Diva's by Design- Love/Romance 
7.The Paper shelter- Valentine 
8.Inky Impressions- Ribbon/Twine
 Thanks for popping over... I hope you have gotten a little inspiration... Pop back soon... cos I will miss ya!
Hugs  xxx

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Lili's Little Fairies - Pearls

good morning you lot....! 
 Happy valentines day... are you feeling all loved up?
 Well I have a card to share to day for Lili's Little Fairies, where the new theme is "pearls".. Not really in keeping with a passionate red creation.. but there is hearts...
still, I LOVE this cute little fella, and whats even nicer is .. I WON him..Yay! 
So, I an attempt to use up some of my papers.. I dug out some Websters pages.. and here is the result...



Isn't he the cutest???? this one is called "Flower arranging"
 I have coloured him very softly with my Spectrums, added a daisy from WOC, and a bit of netting. my pearls are 3 hearts , and liquid pearls dotted round my image.


That's it really ... just a simple layout....
now, its a really easy challenge... and there is lots of inspiration from the DT.. and as always a fabby prize up for grabs... All you need to do is use a LOTV image... simple! 
I will see yu there..
I just need to enter this in..
1.Our daily bread - animals
2.Papertake Weekly - hearts and flowers
3.Thro the Craft Room door - anything goes
4.There She Goes- Flowers
5.Corrosive challenges- Hearts & flowers
6.Chocolate ,coffee- hobbies (flower arranging)
 thanks for joining me today...
I have lots more cards coming real soon...
 Catch Ya later!
Hugs xxx

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Can you digi it? - Love is in the air

Happy hump day... my lovelies.... 
Have you remembered its One Buck Wednesday over @ Jessica Sprague.... No??? 
you simply can't miss it.. where else can you get Carta Bella or Echo park papers for $1 ???
 I have a card to share... I am quite sure hubby won't see it before tomorrow... so here it is....


 the papers are Echo Park- Yours truly..... and this adorable chap is a Pollycrafts image... now I remember why I love those images...
 He is coloured with my Spectrums... the sentiment comes with it on the cd ( magazine freebie from aaaages ago)



 I have fussy cut him out and 3d'd him on.... and the sentiment too... 
Another simple card for the man in my life...
I just need to enter the following..
1.Can you Digi it?- Love is in the air
2.LEJ Challenges - Someone special
3.Card Mania - Love
4.Cards for men- All my love
5.Love to Create - Love
6.Digi Darla- Be my Valentine
7.Kaboodles Doodles - Valentine 
8. Pink Elephant Monday challenge - Love is in the air

 thanks for popping in... Lili's Little Fairies tomorrow.. hope you call back then.. 
Hugs xxxx

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Crafting When We Can- Cards for Boys

Hello peeps!
The start of the week - again... but this one I don't mind...
 Pancake  day, valentine's , a short week as I have an extra day off...So working Monday, but then not til Friday.
Oh ! and the first of my Dabble days on Sunday...
 Have I not told you???!!!!
 I am beginning Spectrum Noir classes at my local garden centre......
Here is a link ... I am really nervous.... I think that should say Sunday 17th not Thursday...lol! 
Anyway... its just a chance to pop in and have a go with the pens...with an insight on how they work... I am booking classes too... 
Anyhooooooo, on with my next card.....




this is Surfin' Christian from Simply Betty ... I have had him an absolute age... sadly , there hasnt been much call to use him...I have coloured him with my Spectrums, and the papers are a download from Summer Driggs...called "flip-flopsicles" I love the brights on this....Its fab to get a chance to use them....




 Just a simple layout really, computer generated sentiment, and on the inside it says.. "Hope its swell".
Its for one of the guys at work.. he surfs..( and he is a fireman...) lol! 
So, just to enter in...
1.Craftin when we can- for the boys
2.Natalie and Amy- somethin old & somethin new (image & papers)
3.Hannah & Friends - Anything goes
4.Creative Corner - For the boys
5.Cards Galore - one for the men
thanks for popping by... As I said.. free time this week so who knows what I will throw together.. 
Can't wait to share
Hugs xxxx


Sunday, 10 February 2013

Glitter and Sparkle challenge - cards for a girl

Hello my lovelies... well we survived the little visitor.. although I am thinking I may need a "Power" nap! lol! 
I have a card to share , as promised using my new fabby prize stamps from LOTV!
 I adore this bunny! 


the papers are digital from Jessica Sprague. these are Samantha Walker  "Rosie" collection... a bargain for $1 on One Buck Wednesday!  The stamp is "Flower arranging" from LOTV . 
He is coloured with my Spectrums



 I have punched out loads of daisies with my old daisy stamps (gosh I have had those since I started card making). I have used my Cheery Lynn flourish die , and added lots of pearls, some stickles and a lace flower from stash and a daisy from WOC.
the sentiment is from the geisha girl companion  set from LOTV... using the words from the scroll sentiments
so, there is my first creation with these new LOTV releases, but stand by for lots more..
 All I need to do is enter in..
1.Glitter & Sparkle - for a girl
2.Addicted to stamps - Pearls & swirls
3.Sweet stampin' - Pearls & Swirls
4.Brown Sugar- Anything goes
5.365 Cards - Girly Swirly
6.Delightful Sketches - Pastel colours
Thanks for joining me today... best get my self something to eat.. and Psych myself up for Monday (argggghhh!) 
Hugs xxx

Friday, 8 February 2013

Thro the Craft Room Door- Anything Goes

Hello Peeps!
Finally Friday has arrived.... We have a little visitor this weekend, so we will be kept busy for sure.. 
So, just a quick card to share... one for the guy in your life this time.


I have used a mix of  papers... and an older digi called Ronnie  I think.... He is coloured with Spectrums and fussy cut out. I have die cut the letters and popped them on , adding a couple of the card candies to finish.

 Just a quick and easy one today.. this is one for a colleague at work....
All that left is to enter in..
1.Thro the craft room door- Anything goes
2.Crafty bloggers - Anything goes
3.Crazy challenge - Birthday
4.Catch the Bug - anything goes
5.Crafting when we can - cards for boys

Thanks for popping by.... I will have a LOTV based card to share tomorrow.. using my newly won rubbah! Yay! yehaaaa! I was a winner over on the LOTV blog hop last week ! Awesome
Catch Ya tomorrow...(hopefully)
hugs xx

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Fab N Funky challenges- Valentines hearts

Hello campers... another chilly start here, but I see a little sun...
things always seem better in the sunshine don't they??? 
 So, what have you been up to?
 I have been busy with commissioned  cards.. this is one for a friend.. ( which means I should probably get hubby's made PDQ) 
Here is my creation for her.. to give to him.. IYKWIM..lol!


The cute bunny is from the pen of Zlatoena... you probably recognise if from  the Cats Pajamas  stamp range.. I got mine as a digi here.... the papers are from Echo Park..called Be Mine again these are digital from Jessica Sprague... and even better I bought them on One Buck Wednesday ..Yep for $1!!!!!!!




 He is colored with my Spectrums.. using BG6-1, PP2&1 TN2,1 And EB1 . the edge of circle is lightly inked with Stampin Up's Baja breeze ink. the word husband is die cut with my Fruit Smoothie sizzlits dies. the sentiment is computer generated. I just LOVE those papers!!! 
anyhoooo, hope you like him..... I changed the star to a heart on this occasion... 
So, just to enter this in..
1.Fab N Funky- Hearts/Valentine
2.My Mum's craft shop- Valentines/Love
3.Digistamps4Joy- Romance
4.Inky Impressions- Love
5.Crafty Sentiments- Anything goes
6.Crazy Amigo challenge- Hearts
Thanks for joining me this morning...I have a more masculine creation for you tomorrow...
 til then..
hugs xxx

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Sugar Nellie Facebook Challenge - Bling

Hello... lovely to see you... Happy Sunday!
There is another challenge up over on the Sugar Nellie FB group... add a little "Bling"... and you know that I am a real sweet tooth and can't resist a little "Sugar" ! 
Here is my entry..... 


The papers are Prime "Tea thyme", the image is "Fairy Cakes" coloured with my Spectrums, I have added a square doily nad some muslin, the flowers are from the Die-namics Flower Trio. I have distressed .. a lot.... and used lots of stitching.



 Finally to add my bling I have added gems and glitter...
 I hope you like her?
 This also fits into the Sugarbowl's "anything goes challenge... which is now a 4 weekly challenge....
so, I'd like to enter in ..
1.The Sugarbowl- Anything goes
2.SugarNellie FB challenge- Bling
3.Allsorts - lets get cute
4.One Stop Craft - Anything goes
5.Totally Gorjuss - Anything goes with flowers
6.The Crafting Cafe- Anything goes
 thanks for popping by... best get organised for the week ahead... its a busy one...
Hugs x