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Saturday, 29 June 2013

Sweet Stampin' challenge - "Not Cute!"

Hello my dears.. the weekend has arrived... Yay! 
Today sees the launch of another challenge over at Sweet Stampin' .. and my last one with them as guest DT...thank you soo much ladies for having me ... !!!
 So.. the theme this time is "Not Cute" .. this one had me stumped.. for a minute or two.. I LOVE cute.. and my stamping wardrobe screams cuteness....so what could I use???? 
Here she is......



This is a Leann Ellis stamp called "Belle flower", I have created this in purple... using the "Lavender Fields" papers from Raspberry Road.. She is coloured with my spectrums ..Skin:TN3,2,FS4,PP2-Hair TN!,GB2,8,10,EB5 Dress:PL5&4,HB1&2... 
the dies are Cheery Lynn Flourish... and Marianne Chinese roses, I have fed ribbon thro my cotton trim, and added a lace floer.. and a few caviar coloured breads.... 



 I have stitched and distressed... and dotted with Picket fence paint.. a bit of stickles.. and finito!!! 
Please go chck out the rest of the DT inspiration from the Sweet Stampin' girls.. and give the challenge a go... I am sure you have something "Not cute"??
 I would just like to enter this in...
1.Creative Craft challenge - A stitch in time
2.613 Avenue - Anything goes
3.Stampin' for the weekend- Anything goes
4.Creative Inspirations- Anything goes/optional ribbon
5.All about vintage - Tear, distress
6.Crafty Catz - Say it with flowers
Thanks for popping by.. and as always for your lovely comments...
 Have a great weekend!!! 
Hugs xxx

Thursday, 27 June 2013

The Sugarbowl Challenge - Anything goes

Hello my lovelies... my, is it a month already since my first DT posting over at the The Sugarbowl??? time sure flies...
Well I guess its time to share another creation on the launch of the next challenge  "Anything goes"




So, here I used MME lost & found "Blush" papers... matted onto kraft , stitched and distressed. Bird charm & filigree corner from stash... The fence is a MB die...and I tucked in a little cheesecloth. The image is from Leanne Ellis called " Wish ". She is coloured with my spectrums. 
                                           
                                              

For the hair I used TN1, GB8,10,EB5 The face TN3,2,PP4, FS4 the top DR7,PP5,BG4,EB2&1 the buttons are EB5 &1the wings are PP5,2,EB2&1. covered with Stardust gel pen. the skirt is DR7,PP5,4,1,.I outlined withBG3, then 2, and blended out with 1, then finished the rest with TN1.then went over the lot with my blender pen . the "Wish" was,DR7,PP4,(sent me cross eyed looking!!!! ) EB2,TN1 and blender....  I inked the edge with Brown Corduroy DI, and added some dots of liquid pearls.
So, as long as you use a Sugar Nellie stamp you can enter over at the Sugarbowl.. and if you are like me and LOVES your sugar.. you will have a wee stash of them... !! There is a prize too... 4 stamps... so even more sugar!!!
So, I will see you there??!!
 I would just like to enter this in.....
1.Crafty Calendar - Things with wings
2.Crafty Friends - Use a charm
3.Papercreators- Make it sparkle
4.Crafting musketeers - Stamped image
5.Crafts and me - Anything goes
6.Bunny Zoes - Wings
Thanks for popping by... I have another cutie for you real soon!
Hugs xxx
BTW: this card is available to buy over on my FB page "Liquorice Moon" -Thanks x

In The Pink Challenge - "Wings"

Hello my lovelies... my we are up early aren't we??
 Well, todays  "Wings" challenge at In The Pink was a challenge indeed... my brain is mush with a summer cold.. and I struggled to get this done.....Only then to realise my image had no "Wings" ... gaaaah!!!! 
 So, I quickly added a few butterflies... ooops... hope I am forgiven for winging it (ha.. see what I did there??) 



This image is a Wee stamp image called "Give Peace a chance ", she is coloured with my Spectrums... Skin: TN3,2,FS4.PP2.Hair:GB1,2,8,10& EB5 Top, TN5,GB5 CT2 &1... Jeans:(Turn-ups-PP5&1.GB7,5&2 )BG5-1 &shoes too.



 The papers are Nitwits "Always & Forever".. I LOVE these papers... these are my go-to when I need to do PINK! the sentiment is TLC....The flowers are from stash, and the layout I have cased from the lovely Louise!! 
This card is available to buy over on my FB page "Liquorice Moon"
So, check out the inspiration our "Rizzo" and the gang have for you .. and remember the majority of your card must be PINK!!
I would just like to enter this in..
1.Crafty sentiments - Girl power
2.Shopping our stash- Oldest embellishment (flowers)
3.Pause, dream, enjoy- Anything goes
4.Come & get it-3,2,1,(flowers pearl buttons-2 papers-1 twine/trim)Hope thats ok?
5.That Craft place- Flowers
6.One stop craft- For a friend 
7.Crafting for all seasons - Girly
thanks for joining me ... I will be back soon..real soon (wink!) 
 hugs xxx

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

A splash of summer - Spectrum noir challenge

Hi guys... just a quick post as a reminder of the Spectrum noir challenge  where the theme this month is "Summer". I have post about the colours I used over on the Spectrum Noir blog too.....
I have used one of the new Lil dumplins images from Pollycraft.. I sure love this cutie!!



the papers are the super cool "Cool Summer " from Carta Bella, which I got for just one buck (yep) over at Jessica Sprague
I used my MFT die to cut the "waves" , and MFT sea charms die for the shell... added a little picket fence white paint to distress...



The cloud is a MB die.. and I have stamped "Happy Birthday" on it.... the little beach themed strips are from Live designs "Summerific labels".. I have added pearls and dabbed on some stickles...
so, hopefully this has given you a little inspiration to enter the Spectrum Noir Challenge
I would like to enter this in...
1.Digi Darla - At the beach
2.Lexi's creations - Summer holidays
3.Melonheadz- Summer
4.Stamp & Create - Summer fun
5.Corrosive challenge - summertime
6.2 Sisters- Summer fun
Well, thats all from me... I think I am gonna slope off to bed... its hard to type up a blog about a lovely summery card when you are fighting with a summer cold...Bleurghhhh! 
 Til next time... have a wonderful day! 
Hugs xxx

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Cute and cuddly

Hello you lot!!! How the devil are you???
 Well, another challenge is launched today over with the Sweet Stampin' girls'... the theme is "Cute & Cuddly" 
Now.. you know I LOVE cute.. so this was a doddle!!



Here is a trio of cuteness...Jack, Patch & Puss..the stamp is called  "From all of us" from LOTV, coloured with my spectrums. the papers are digital from Carina Gardner called "Paris Market" , I have distressed and added Picket fence paint again....  the crochet flowers are from stash, and I finished of with a couple of buttons. 



Quite like the freshness of these papers, and I may have to try this layout again . 
So, please pop over and check out the rest of the fab creations from the DT girlies.. and give the challenge a whirl.. you know you want to!!!
I would just like to enter this in...
1.Stampin' for the weekend- Anything goes
2. Sister Act - Anything goes
3.Stamping with the Dragon -Anything goes
4.Fab N Funky - Animals
5.LEJ - Add some texture(flowers)
6.Fussy and Fancy- Button up
thank you for joning me today.. have a fab weekend !!
 hugs xxx



Thursday, 20 June 2013

Lili's Little Fairies "In the garden"

Hello guys... thanks for joining me again today... 
Thursday means its time for another challenge over at Lili's Little Fairies, and the challenge is to create something "In the Garden" 
I must confess I am winging it a little today, with theme , lol! my thinking was "he is in the garden " lol... hope you will forgive me ??
It was also a Fathers day card, as requested , in the "Leeds" colours..and I know nothing about footie.. so here's the result!



the papers are mixed.. part Portabello Road, part BG cupcake... part RR Hope & Glory... the stamp is "super striker" coloured with my Spectrums...


The clouds are created using my trusty template, and dabbing Baja blue ink over it.(I think I am getting better at this..lol)
 The sentiment is from my PC, and I cut it "flag" shape, and finished with a button...
Go check out the rest of the LLF dt's creations.. you are sure to find inspiration...
 I just need to enter in the following..
1.Craft Room Challenge - Here comes the summer
2.Creative Craft challenge - We love you Dad
3.Top Tip Tuesday- Masculine
4.Paper playtime- Anything goes
5.Craft Lovin' - Anything goes
6.Crafty bloggers- Bright N Breezy
 Thanks for joining me , as always, and for all you encouraging comments... 
 Hugs xxx

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Pollycraft Challenge - Anything goes!

Hellloooooo my dears!!
 I am so excited to be bringing you this post today...
 Its is the start of the Pollycraft challenge.. and I for one am sooo thrilled to see it back.....
I was so sad when it closed... who'd have thunk it..that lil old me would be on the DT on its return...
 and with such amazing teamies too .!
 Well , the first challenge back is going to be an easy peasy one... "Anything goes" !!
 So, get your crafty on and join us !!
 here's my card... this is a special one as its my daughters birthday card, she is mad about cows.. and today is her birthday.!!!


This lil cutie is called "Udderly amazing" and is coloured with my Spectrums.... the papers are Nitwits Little Wimmin , which go perfectly ..

 So, please pop over and check out the design teams creations.. and get your entries in... for more details see the  challenge here, and there's a fabulous £10 gift voucher to spent instore up for grabs....

I would like to enter this in...
1.Eureka Stamps - Anything goes
2.Melonheadz- Die cuts
3.The Corrosive Challenge- Animal antics
4.OSAAT - Use a digi
5.Emerald Fairies - dies & punches
6.Country View Crafts - Die cuts
 Thanks for joining me today. I hope you are as excited as I am about the return of Pollycraft to our crafty world...LOVE those images ...
 See you  tomorrow.. with something from LOTV 
 Hugs xx

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Its father's day, did you remember ??

Hello guys... hows things ? 
I hope you are having a relaxing weekend... we have a mini whirlwind of a Granddaughter visiting, so our Sunday may not be.....
So, just a card to share, you may have caught a glimpse over on the Spectrum noir blog???? If you'd like a full list of the colours I used have a peek... I love these new boys images... and this one just seemed to fit the bill.....



The papers are digital ($1)..Designs by Dani called "Dapper Dan".... the image is called "Put your feet up", or you can find him in the vintage boys sketch pad , he is coloured with my Spectrums , and the sentiment is from the PC.I just added a button to finish...


I just distressed and inked the edges.. and finito!!!!

I would like to enter this in the following..
1.Cards for Men- Boys will be boys
2.Papertake Weekly - Hello boys
3.Creative Inspirations - Fathers Day 
4.Crafting for all seasons - One for the guys
5.Inky Impressions - Fathers day/ masculine
6. Sisterhood of crafters - masculine
thanks for popping in today... it always lovely when you do.. leave a comment , then I can come visit you . 

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Sweet Stampin' challenge - Something Sweet

Hello my dears... thanks for visiting....
 I have a cute little creation for you today as my stint as GDT for the Sweet Stampin' Challenge where the theme is "Somethin' Sweet"
Well .. here is my offering .. in keeping with this fine summer weather we are having !! NOT!!!!



Now, this one is smaller than my usual 6x6 , buts a C6 ish.... the papers are BG Cupcake , the image is an oldie from Pollycraft , coloured with my Spectrums... 
The frame is in kraft cute with my spellbinders "Timeless Rectangle" , dabbed witha little picket fence white... a little lacey ribbon from stash.. a voile bow over a button, and a LOTV sentiment tag..... 



So, pop over and check out the rest of the divine DT's creations.. and I am sure you can find something of the sweet kind in your stamp stash.... 
I would just like to enter this in 
1.Charisma Cardz- Digi's only
2.365 Cards - welcome Summer
3.A.R.T challenge - Summertime
4.A little bit crafty - something sweet
5.Emerald Fairies- die cuts/ punches
6.One Crazy Stamper - Summer fun
 Thanks form popping by today..
 I have something for the men in my life over the next couple of posts with it being Father's day 
 See ya soon! 
 Hugs xx

Thursday, 13 June 2013

In the Pink Challenge - Flowers

Hello to you my sweets... how the devil are you... ??
 well, as I type this its kinda grey skies... and its kinda sad... I miss the sunshine.. lets hope for an improvement...
 so, what have I got today??  Well , exciting news ... the lovely Christine has asked me to become part of the DT , so I am now officially a PINK Lady !!! 
 The challenge starts again over at "In The Pink" , and the theme this time is "Flowers" 
this is my creation....


This is the lovely "Jules" from Saturated Canary, I have coloured her with my Spectrums, and used Prima Tea Thyme papers... the punched hearts are from my MS punch, pearls lace and flowers from stash. I have stitched and distressed with picket fence white paint.. the script is from a magnolia stamp just gently kissing the edges of the image... 


 I have highlight the dots with the paint.. and added a generous splodge or two of stickles... I do think she is a very pretty image...
 ok.. so please check out the rest of the dt's creations . and please join us , just remember the majority of you card must be PINK!! ... 
I would just like to enter in the following..
1.A Creative  Romance - Anything goes
2.Charisma Cardz - Digi stamps only
3.Crafting when we can - Mad about markers
4.Auds sentiments - Anything goes
5.Hobby House -Anything goes
6.Avenue 613 Create - Anything goes /optional twist celebrate
thanks for popping by... I have some more cards to share real soon, til then have a crafty day!
Hugs xx



Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Sugar Nellie -Return to the Fairy Glen .. a sneak peek...

Hello you guys......How excited am I today???? 
I reckon I am as giddy as I could be... a chance to share such adorable sweetness over on the Sugar Nellie blog...!! 
Thanks you to Sugar Mama for letting my hold the reins....
ok.. what am I twittering on about..??
This little cutie.....



This darling is called "The Story Teller", and I have coloured her with my Spectrums. The papers are "Porcelain" by Basic Grey .. 
I have added an array of flowers and stickles and pearls.. and of course the obligatory Glamour Dust... 



 I wonder what Mr Grasshopper is telling her..? you could almost tilt your head to listen....
I hope you didn't miss darling Vicky's creation yesterday...You can see it again here... 
Tomorrow will be the turn of Miss Fiona and her  incredible talent... 
Excited much.... catch you there..?!! 

Just entering in...
1.Allsorts - In the garden
2.Crafty Friends - Bingo (pink,pearls,flowers)
3.Chocolate Coffee - Fairies &/or fantasy
4.The Hobby House- Anything goes
5.Deep ocean - for a girl
6.Fresh brewed- Fairies, Mermaids & Fantasy

Hugs   x

Monday, 10 June 2013

Birdie Brown Challenge - You Rock!

Hello and a happy Monday to you......
How was your weekend?
 Maaaan ! Its sure goes to fast!! 
Anyhooooo.. its time to share another card.. and I couldn't resist using this fab freebie from Birdie Brown.



This sure is one cool pooch!!......
I have used some of my scraps.. the main sheet from my "Cupcake pad" by BG, then scraps from my MME Stella & Rose pad.... and a stray numbered piece from somewhere..lol! 
I have matted the scraps onto black card for a bit of oomph!! Quite like the layout on this one.... (PSST.. this is for my nephew.. but I think I'm safe sharing here..) 



So, I hope you get chance to snag him, and enter the challenge... you have the whole month.... (well 20 days now)... 
I would just like to enter him in..
1.Catered Crop- For the boys
2.Glitter N Sparkle- Father's Day/Male
3.Bloggers Challenge - Masculine
4.Crafts for Eternity - for the boys
5.Simply Create Too- Father's Day/Male
6.Milk Coffee- Father's Day/Male  
7.Papercrafting Journey - Masculine 
8.Crafty Creations - For a boy 
9.Birdie Brown - Freebie challenge

Thanks for joining me today.. I have a little fairy magic to share tomorrow.. please join me...
 hugs xxx

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Sugar Nellie Fairy Glen sneak week

Hello all.....
 have you heard the stirrings down the Fairy Glen???  the excitement is building for the sneak week ahead... I hope you will join us ... keep you eyes peeled here.... 


One more sleep till the sneaky peeks begin....
hugs  x

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Sweet Stamping challenge - Sketch

Hello everyone.. thanks for popping by this morning..I have another card for you today... 
This is my GDT creation for the Sweet Stampin' challenge  where the theme this week is " Sketch" ... Here's my card....



 this is the sketch.... 





 I have used the Kenny K image "Troublemaker", and coloured her with my Spectrums... The papers are Shabby Princess "Happy Go Lucky" .... this is a freebie... yep, you read that right .. A freebie... 
 I love the colours on this one... 



 The sentiment is included with the papers,there are several... 
 I have used TN3,2 PP2,&FS4 for the face. TN7,OR2,1 GB7&2 for the hoodie. BG5-1 for the denim.CG4,3,&2 for the top IG10-3 for the hair , BT3&2,GG4-1 for the trainers.PP5&4,GB2&1 EB2 for the ice cream.Then I fussy cut her out and 3d'd her on . the circle is a Lacey circle die distressed with paint.. everything is matted onto Kraft & stitched in places... 
Pop over and see for yourself the fab creations from the DT, and give the sketch a whirl... Personally, I love sketches, as they do a little of the designing already.. you just need to choose you image, and get papers that natch that style of image. Take you colours from your papers and bingo! 
I would like to enter this in...
1.Charisma cardz- Tons of layers
2. Creative Moments - Lots of layers
3.Digistamps4joy - oh to be young again
4.Joanna Sheen- Spots & stripes
5.Crafty Bloggers - Bright & breezy
6.Use your stuff- Summer inspired 
7.A little bit crafty - Something sweet 
8.One crazy stamper- Summer fun
 thanks for joining me.. hopefully the sun is shining where you are.... have a great weekend!!
Hugs xx

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Lili's Little Fairies - Good luck

Hey guys... Thursday again... the weeks sure are whizzing by... we are in June already -EEEp! 
so, how are you? thanks for visiting... I love your company, and am always grateful for your encouraging comments...
 so, its time for a new challenge over at Lili's Little Fairies... and this week the theme is "Good Luck!" 
Another chance to use a fabby boy image here.. here's what I did....



 Now this is one of the vintage boy images from the Art pad.. you can also get it in a stamp... he is called "Toot Toot! " , he is coloured with my Spectrums... the papers are digital ( yep $1 ones ) from Carta Bella .. they are called "Well Travelled " ... 



I have also used my Spellbinders "Borders One" .. the sentiment is computer generated, and I have finished with a button...
Please pop over and check out the rest of the fabulous DT's creations, grab a little inspiration, and give the challenge a go...
 I would like to enter this in...
1.Creative Craft Challenge - For the fellas
2.Papertake Weekly- Anything goes
3.ABC Challenge - masculine
4.Digi Darla- Masculine
5.Fitztown challenge- Anything goes
6.Ladybug Crafts - For the men
 thanks for popping by... I have loads more to share, please visit me soon , won't you?
 Hugs xxx

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Sweet Stampin challenge - Father's Day


Hello my lovelies... Hope you are having a Sweet Weekend????? 
did you see what I did there???lol
 I was thrilled to get an invite from the gals over at Sweet Stampin' to be GDT this month... how could I say no.? 
I'm a stamper thro' and thro' right?? 
so heres my card for this weeks challenge "Fathers Day" ...


I had to use this cutie... He is one of the latest boy images from LOTV, this one is from one of the stamp pads, this one being "Vintage Boys"  but you can get him in rubber too... Its called "Mans best friend" . He is coloured with my Spectrums, and I have kept the layout really simple , the papers are from MME lost & found "Sunshine", the sentiment is from the PC, altho' I have made it rather generic, as it do for a birthday card too..... and a button from stash.


Isn't this the cutest image?? I just love LOTV's boy stamps ...
 anyway... please po over and check out the Sweet Stampin' blog, grab a little inspiration, and give the challenge a go... I will see ya there...
 I would just like to enter this in...
1.Wags N Whiskers - Fathers  Day
2.C.R.A.F.T - Father s Day /male
3.Delightful Challenges - For Dad
4.Papercrafting Journey - masculine cards
5.Simon says stamp - Anything goes
6.Twisted Tuesday - children & twist = yellow
 thanks for popping by...I have work today, with a slightly early finish.. then its crafting time... 
 catch you soon 
 hugs xxx