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Thursday, 25 December 2014

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge - my favourite Mo make .

Hey my lovelies...
 Just a quick post to wish you a happy festive season, and to share of my favourite makes of the year whilst I have been a DT member over at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge.


This image has got to be one of my favourites for lots of reasons..... not just because I love Kitty Cats, but because it was drawn in memory of our lovely DT sistah  Amanda. Its this time of year that we miss our loved ones more than ever, and its extra special to do something in their memory ...
I did have a tough time choosing from all those fabulous images Mo creates, you should check out what the rest of the DT girls have chosen .....
So , just to wish you a cheery and bright Christmas ,and a happy & healthy new year. Thank you sooo much for being a follower of my blog ,and for all you kind and supportive comments..
Hugs xxxx

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Merry Christmas......!!!!

Hello my lovelies!
 Well , the big day is almost upon us and I just wanted to share a quick make and take the opportunity to wish you a very Happy Christmas, and a healthy and happy New Year! 
Thank you soooo much to everyone who visited my blog throughout the year , and left such kind & thoughtful comments. I LOVE you all!!!!!!
Here's a make I created for my parents..... Hope they liked it.;-)



This is "Santa Louis" from Mo Manning . I have printed him on Neenah Desert Storm cardstock , and coloured him with my Spectrums, and added extra depth with my Spectrums pencils






The papers are from LOTV "Krafty Christmas". I have embellished with Frantage , snowflake  & holly dies,cheesecloth and gems, with lots of glitter and twinklets. The sentiment was made on the PC...
 I would like to enter this in......
1.613 Avenue Create- Winter Solstice - Use a snowflake 
2.Come & Get t! - Merry Christmas 
3.Fairy Stampers - Anything goes
4.The Glory of Christmas- Anything goes


 Thanks for popping by, and have a wonderful Yuletide
Hugs xxx

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

My mum's Craft Shop inspirational make

Hey Guys... almost there! Are you ready for the big day?????
Just a quick make to share for my inspirational post over at My Mum's Craft Shop . I had to use those fabulous Santa images one more time, and with some delish Christmas papers it was finished in no time!



I used my MFT Blueprints 20 die for the base, and my MFT Blueprints Tag  Builder 1 die for the tag itself.
The Santa is from the "Jingle all the way" set , coloured with my Spectrums. The papers are Bazzill Basics called Nordic Pines





I do hope you have managed to get all your Xmas creations finished . I am aiming to make more Xmas stuff through the year to ease the panic, but I never do ..lol! 
 I would like to enter this in...
1.Creative Card Crew- Anything goes 
2.Paper Shelter Xmas Challenge - Anything goes
3.Southern Girls- Christmas cheer
4.Brown Sugar - Christmas
5.Divas by design - Anything goes
6.Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Anything goes 
 Thanks for popping by...
 Have a fabulous Christmas , if you don't get chance to pop by again, won't you?
 Hugs xxx

Thursday, 18 December 2014

A little Saturated Canary - Winter blues

Hey guys, how are you???
 how are your Xmas preparations coming along???? 
I took part in a card swap over on Kit & Clowder's Facebook page, and created a card for the lovely Sarah...
 I coloured up a  sweet Saturated Canary image , I haven't done that in a long time :-)
Heres the result...

I used EP digital papers and coloured this cutie called "Pixie Dust"  with my Spectrums.... 
FS4,5,6,8,TN2,3,4,GB8,10,EB3,BT1,2,LG4,IG6,DR7,6,4,CR7,BT5,4,3,1,JG1-3,CT4,2,BG4,2,1,,blender




I started with a shaped card , and covered it with some of my papers "Wintertime " by Echo Park. I used ooodles of Frantage, some cheesecloth, and snowflake die cuts . I added the gem snowflake,glitter, stickles and twinklets and finished with a sentiment from my pc.
I would like to enter this in the following challenges ...
1.Deep Ocean - Christmas is all around
2.Inky Chicks - Winter wonderland
3.Sweet Stamps - non traditional Xmas colours
4.Card Mania - Christmas
5.Crafty Boots - Merry Xmas 
6.The Crazy Challenge - Xmas

Thanks for popping by...
 hugs xxx

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

My Mum's Craft Shop Inspiration- Pop up box card.

Hello my lovelies... time once again for another inspirational post over at My Mum's Craft Shop..
 Regular visitors to my blog know I am a die hard card maker, occasionally venturing to the dark side to make other items.... 
When I do this, I remember all too well why I only make cards ..haha!
 But, I have seen these pop up cards around blog land so I thought I'd give it a go....




There's a fabulously easy tute by the lovely Joey using her Ultimate Pro here.....
I used the "Cool Days" stamp set from MFT, cut them out and coloured them with my Spectrums.... 
The papers are from Hel's Cuppleditch..."Winter Wonderland", and they are sooo sparkly!
These cute icons are attached to strips of acetate, then attached into the box, then I grabbed snowflake die cuts that are all over my desk at the mo' to decrate. ( my desk looks  like a bomb has gone of..lol) 
I added a few gems and pearl buttons, and finished with a sentiment from my PC...
I hope you like it.... Its a rare event.lol!
 I would like to enter this in...
1.Addicted to stamps - Snowflakes
2.Come and get it - Merry Christmas
3.Glitter & Sparkle- Glittery, sparkly Christmas
4.Pile it on - Christmas 
5.That Craft Place - Christmas 
6.A Crafty mess - Anything goes/Christmas colours
Thanks for popping by, I am hoping your Xmas preparations are well under way... so much to do... so little time!!
 hugs xxxx

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge - Kraft

Hey guys!
 Goood afternoon to ya's!
 I have a card to share to day as there is a new challenge over at Mo's Digital Pencil, and the theme chosen by the lovely Kim is "Kraft" ...
Well, with Christmas just around the corner, here's my make....




The papers are "Santa is coming" from Michele Roos, and the image is "In a manger", printed onto Kraft, in this case "Neenah Desert Storm" and coloured with my Spectrums pens & pencils 
FS4,5,6,Tn2,3,4,GB8,10,TN7,GB3,CT2,BG7,5,3,IG5,3,blender, pencils, 101,102,91,009,006,002,001,34,016,011,109,120,119




I used a Joy snowflake die and the wild Rose Holly flourish dies. I used an old Pen touch pen to add gold to my card, and Stardust Stickles too. The sentiment is from the ol' PC.
Check out the rest of the divine makes from the rest of the the DP DT , they are awesome!!!!
 I would like to enter this in...
1.Crafty Sentiments - Christmas 
2.Going Grey w/ scrap creations - Christmas 
3.Crafty boots - Merry Christmas
4.Make My Mondays - Angels 
5.Fab N Funky - Christmas 
6.Fresh Brewed  -Christmas
 Thanks for popping by...
 hugs xxxx

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

My Mum's Craft Shop Inspiration

Helllooooo my lovelies.... I am running behind as usual today, and I expect to do so for the rest of this month!! hahaha! 
But, albeit late, I did manage  a make for my Inspiration over at MMCS..... 



sorry about the rubbish light , but its a pretty grey ol' day here on the East coast!!
 So, my card.....
 The card base is cut from the Dienamics Blueprints 20 set, and the next layer is cut from the next sized die. I cut a circle out of the centre using a trusty  circle die, and added a layer of snowy acetate to the aperture.
 I stamped out one of the bears and the mittens using the "Cool Days" stamp set, and coloured them up with my Spectrums. I fussy cut them out raedy to 3d to the top layer of the card when I've finished the construction.
I added a layer of foam tape to the back of the aperture over the acetate, and filled it with sequins and glitter. then I added a layer of blue snowy cardstock (thats been in my stash forever!) to close the layer. This was attached to the front of the card, adding the final images, and sentiment, and finally gems...  (The fact the contents of the shaker managed to find their way out did not impress me!!!!)
so ,there you have it ... y first shaker card in ages...lol!!!
 I would like to enter this in...
1.Craft hoarders challenge - Celebrate the Season
2.Dream Valley - True blue
3.Incy Wincy - non Traditonal Xmas colours 
4.Sqigglefly - no red or green
5.TTPH - All about Christmas 
6.Without Words- modern Xmas cards
thanks for popping by!
 Hugs xxxx





Thursday, 27 November 2014

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge - Snow & Snowflakes

Hello my lovelies!!
 Today sees the next challenge over at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge, the theme chosen by the lovely Pat Frank herself... and its "Snow & snowflakes" ...
 Well, we have some fab new images to coincide with the theme this time, of of which will be a freebie!! I know, exciting,right?????
So, here is my make...


 I Used my new Blueprints 20 for the card base, and some FP digi papers. The  Fairy snowman, which is a freebie from Friday .....and fairy on the acetate tag, I coloured with my Spectrums...
 IG3,1,blender, DR7,6,5,,BT2,1,6,5,4,,CT4,Gb8,10,FS4,5,6TN2,3, then I added lots of stickles, and glittery snowflakes, sequins & gems.... 
The tag is from my Build-a--tag die-namics die, the fairy is one of a trio called "Fairy Christmas" . The trio make the cutest scene, building a snowman, they are adorable!!! 
So, check out the challenge , and those new digi's and get entering..
we will see ya there!!!!!!
I am entering a few challenges myself...
1.Clear it out- Winter wishes
2.Everybody Art- Snowflake
3.Card Mania - Use a digi
4.Craft your passion- Baby, its cold outside
5.Get Creative - Anything goes/glitter
6.Lunagirl Moonbeams - Holiday Children
 Thanks for popping by
 hugs xxxx

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

My Mum's Craft Shop inspiration - Tag you're it!!!

Hey guys, time for another inspirational card over at My Mum's Craft Shop , and today, for a little twist I have made a couple of sweet tags.


Now,I used MFT Die-namics Tag builder Blueprints 1 die set, and cut out my snowy acetate tags.....  the acetate you can get from here.....  then I used some Bazzill basics Nordic Pines paper scraps, and snowflake die cuts to embellish, finishing with some sequins and gems.
The cute Santa's are from MFT's "Jingle all the way" set. they are super cute, no? 
I coloured them up and fussy cut them out, added them with 3d gel glue to my tags. I Do LOVE these..... 
So, I would like to enter them in the following challenges...
1.Fantasy Stampers- Cute Christmas 
2.Kit & Clowder - Christmas 
3.Dies are Us- Christmas
4.Get Creative - Anything goes/ optional glitter  
5.Sister Act - Anything goes 
6.Creative Knockouts - Bling is the thing 
 Thanks for popping by... I hope you will pop back soon
 Hugs xxx

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Teddy Bo Challenge - Glitter & Bling half way reminder!!!!

Hey my lovelies.... tis Wednesday! Happy hump day!!!
 I wanted to post this make , and give you  guys a reminder about the Teddy Bo challenge thats only half way thro... with the "Glitter & bling" theme...... 
I created this one with another of the newly released images, and what a sweet pair they are...
This is "Olly & Molly



I coloured them up with my Spectrums..
IG1,2,3,4,FS6,8,HB1.DR6,4,CR7,DG3,CG4,3,,BT5,4,2,OR1,GB1,PP5,2,BG4,2,116,117,118,23, blender
 ..and paired them up with "Its a Celebration " papers from Carta Bella


The sentiment is from Paper Smooches.I added oodles of glitter, and some gems... the pearl beads on her headress was liquid pearls .
so, check out hte rest of the DT inspiration over at Teddy bo, and get your entries in... See ya there!!
 I would like to enter this in..
1.Clear it out - Anything goes
2.Everybody Art - Circle on the card
3.Just Inspirational - Frame it
4.Party Time Tuesdays - Anything goes
5.Card Mania - Use a digi
6.Make My Monday - Glitter 
 Thanks for popping by...
 hugs xxxx

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Bella & Bronte's Clubhouse tutorial

Hello my lovelies.... I have a treat for you all today....
 I have rustled up a tutorial to share over at the Bella & Bronte clubhouse on FB, and wanted to give to give you an in depth guide to the step by step...
 I took a brave leap really, as I have printed on watercolour cardstock, and coloured the image up with my Spectrum Noir pens & pencils.... that in itself is a new thing for me. But then, I wanted to use my new fabby SN Aquatints ( hence the reason I printed on the watercolour CS) and I was a little nervous how the printed ink would fair if the CS got wet..??? 
this is how I went about it.... 
First I coloured up this  cute pair,"Snow Pals"  starting on the face....


I used FS4,5,6 pencils:006,009,029,091




Then I started on the clothes.....
I used IG,3,4,blender for the fur, BT4& 5 for the coat, using pencils 62,63,38,69,70,and on the scarf  CT3,GB3,DG3,CG4,3,and pencil 57.To finish the boots I used BG4,5,6 and 102 pencil.Next I used HB3&1,38,79,83 on the penguins scarf, DR7,5,& 23 on his hat. For the penguin I used IG 5&4, and GB3& 2 on his tummy.
whilst using the pencils I made sure that I worked right up over the printed lines, and finished by using my 001 pencil(white) all the way round , creating a wax "seal" to the printed ink...



Now for the fun bit, I literally swished a wash of night sky colours all the way round my image .These Aquatints are really so rich and easy to use.



Allowing the finished water coloured area to dry a little I splashed a few spots of clean water over the image, and dabbed it off with clean kitchen roll, this created a nice bit of interest the back ground



So finished I dotted a flurry of white snow flakes with my Posca pen, and added the essential scattering of glitter. I trimmed the image and mounted onto black CS, adding a Christmassy sentiment to compltete my project. I had a fabulous time, and I do hope you like it??? 

Its not a Xmas card with out a bit of sparkle.... 
I hope this will have given you a little inspiration to get those Xmas cards finished, good luck! 
So, I'd just like to enter this in the following challenges...
1.CRAFT Challenge - Christmas 
2.Crafty Catz- Christmas is coming 
3.Dream Valley - Anything goes
4.Inky Impressions - Animals
5.Love to create - Christmas 
6.The Crazy Challenge - Fav technique ( pens with pencils on top) 

Thanks for popping over, I was getting kinda lonely of late. please drop in again, I have lots of exciting posts to share
 hugs xxxx

MMCS inspirational post- A Cool Day

Hello my lovelies.....
Tis Tuesday! That means I have another inspirational make to share over at My Mum's Craft Shop
When I saw the latest launch from MFT, I had to grab some fast!!! these cute Polar Bears are to die for, So with the new Blueprints 20, I made this...... 


I used a gold card blank to cut out my scallop card base with the new Blueprints 20 die. This has such awesome elements, Its fabulous!!! I used some older Bazzill basics papers called Nordic pines. The window frame is created from the squares element of the die set, It has some funky quilt style squares in it too! 
I coloured up the Polar bear from the "Cool Day" stamp set, and cut him out, along with the "North pole " You will love this set, lots of additional icons, and sentiments come with it , perfect!!! 
so, check out the new stuff over at MMCS, and why not treat yourself, after all it is nearly Christmas!!!! 
I would like to enter this in...
1.Jellypark- Festive
2.Stamping Sensations- Simply Christmas
3.Artistic Stamper- Christmas is coming
4.Dies are us - Christmas
5.Paradise of stamps - Winter
6.Sisters of Craft - Anything goes
 thanks for popping by... I have a midway challenge reminder for Teddy Bo coming up next
Happy crafting
Hugs xxxx

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge - Thank You

Hey guys, its time for another challenge over at Mo's Digital Pencil, and the theme is "Thank You" , and hosting this time is little old me !!!
So, this is my take...



I followed a sketch from The Deconstructed Sketch, using my Echo Park "Beautiful Life" papers.,stitching them all together..... and I chose Teen Fairy Mia to colour up with my Spectrums..
Skin:FS4,5,6,8TN2,3
Hair:GB7,8,Eb3
Dress:TN6,GB3,LY,3,2,1,
Wings:BT5,4,2,1,
Flower:CR7,PP5,4,2,CG4,3,DG3



I carefully cut her out , and 3d'd her onto the circle... and finished with a "Thanks "die cut. I added lots of glamour Dust  to her dress frills, and stardust pen to her wings.
So, check out what the rest of the awesomely talented DT gang have rustled up for you today.....

In the meantime would like to enter this in...
1.Going grey w/ Scrap Creations - Make it sparkle 
2.Party time Tuesdays - Anything goes
3.Aurora Wings - Heartfelt thanks 
4.Love to create - Anything goes
5.Great Impressions - thankful thoughts
6.Sentimental Sundays- Fairies & fantasy

 ...and can I just say "Thank you!" for always popping by and leaving lovely comments all thro the year. You guys rock!!!
 Hugs XXXX 


Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Teddy Bo Challenge - Glitter and Bling

Hey Guys ! 
 Its Tuesday! Time for another challenge over at Teddy Bo... and this time the theme is "Glitter & Bling",
There are some totally adorable new images being released today... and here's one I chose...


This is Oli & Bo .... I love this image, and decided to print it on Kraft cardstock,(Neenah Desert Storm) to be precise) and colour the pair up with my Spectrum Markers and then with the pencils......
Oli: IG1-6
Bo:GB1,2,8,10,EB3,EB2,DR7,6,4,CR7.TN5-1.FS8


I just used some masculine type paper as background, (Its actually Vintage Christmas papers) , but made the image itself really large, to fill the whole card. Very CAS... 
I added glitter to Ollie's Hat and a few sequins ( a new item of stash for me) , to complete the theme. 
Please go check out the rest of the awesome DT makes from the Teddy Bo teamies...... you will love 'em all.... 

I would like to enter this in...
1.That Craft Place- Anything goes
2.Treasured Times - Anything goes
3.A Crafty Mess - Anything goes 
4.Sister Act - Anything goes 
Thanks for popping by... 
I hope we will see you over at The Teddy bo Challenge 
Bye for now 
Hugs xxx

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Rose Fairy Betty at christmas

Hey, guys... I have another maketo share with you from the latest release at "That Craft Place" with the yummy new Sugar & Spice and Betty Boots images 
For this one , I used my new Spellbinders snowflake frame die , and First Edition Gilded Winter  papers.....


This is "Rose Fairy Betty" , and I thought she lent herself to a Christmas theme as well as the rest of the year....
I coloured her with my Spectrums...
Skin:FS4,5,6,8,TN2,3,4
Hair:BG3,5,7,8,10 
Clothes:GB7,TN6,GB3,CT2,TN1 EB1


I added a Joy Snowflake die , and a MB swirl bow to finish, as well as a few gems.... the papers are lovely and glittery themselves, so little else was needed....
I would like to enter this in...
1.Sister Act - Anything goes
2.Crafty Catz -Anything goes
3.Brown Sugar -Anything goes
4.Gorjuss Challenge - Non traditional Xmas colours
5.Crafty Sentiments - Make it sparkle
6.Craft Your Passion - Bright & sparkly
 Thanks for popping by...
 Hugs xxx

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

MMCS Inspiration- White on white

Hello and goood morning my lovelies...
I am typing this up with the intention of going for a run afterwards, but, as I look out the window, the fog is not inspiring me, lol!
So, whats up?? 
I have an inspirational card to share at My Mum's Craft Shop blog, and its a little WOW number!!

I used some gorgeous Centura pearl card to cut my scallop circle card base, and embosed another circle of it with my Holly embossing folder. I cut 2 sprigs of the Wild Rose Studio "Hollly Flourish" in the same CS and tucked that under my Wee Stamps "Holly Berry" card topper, which was mounted onto a scallop circle itself.


 To finish I embellished with a few liquid pearl dots , in white f course, and glittered my topper. Thats another card of the Xmas to do list, haha, just another hundred or so to go, Lol! 
All, I need to do now is enter this in...

1.Crafty cardmakers - Cut it out 
2.4 Crafty Chicks - Anything goes
3.Through The Purple Haze- Anything goes
4.Glitter N Sparkle - Anything but a square
5.Animal Friends - Its cold
6.Diva's by Designs - Anything goes

So, I hope you have a super crafty day peeps, thanks for popping by.
Hugs xxx

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Betty Boots new release -

Hey Guys!!
 I do hope you enjoyed my Betty Boots card from yesterday... I have a Christmassy one to share with you you today , this one is called "Big Present " .




 I used some cute Xmas papers, from .... , I used a mix of my large circle and scallop dies from Go Kreate and Cheery Lynn,  and my fav Joy! Snowflakes die, using glitter card. I dotted lots of gems around the circle die cut too... 
Big present is coloured with my Spectrums
Skin:FS4,5,6,8,TN2,3,04,009'35,91 in pencils
Hair:GB2,8,10,EB5,7,
Clothes & Present:DR7,6,5,3,CR7,DG4,CG4,3,1.IG4,2,BGR6,4,3,2,.Blender 



I just cut her out and 3d'd her to finish x
 I would like to enter her in...
1.Always something creative - Green & red
2.Bearly mine - Xmas cards 
3.Creaine Challenges - Green & red
4.Die cut divas - Any Holiday Spirit
5.East Wind - go green
6.Crafty Calendar -Its all about Christmas 
7.Crafty Hazlenuts - Christmas sparkle
thanks for popping by, have a fabulous Sunday! 
hugs xxx


Saturday, 1 November 2014

Betty boots new release- Star Witch

Hello Guys!
The weekend is upon us and I am excited to be sharing the newest release from Sugar & Spice "Betty Boots" ... and this one being Halloween, I had to share!!!!
This is "Star Witch" ....



I have used my fav  "Spooky "Halloween digi papers, and coloured my image with my Spectrums
Skin:FS4,5,6,8,TN2,3,4
Hair:BGR9,8,6,4,,2
Clothes:IG2,4,5,6,8,10,GB3,CT4,TN6GB8
Background:GGR1-5,blender



Please check out the rest of the super cute release from That Craft Place , you are sure to want them all!!!!! I had soooo much fun colouring this, I had to colour more.Find out which during the next few days 
I would like to enter this in the following...
1.Song in your heart - Thriller
2.Baffies - Fall or Halloween
3.Crafting by designs - Halloween
4.Creative Moments - Anything goes / Halloween
5.Inky impressions - Halloween
6.Going grey w/scrap creations - Halloween

Thanks  for popping by... I have another cute Betty Boots to share tomorrow!
Hugs xxx

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

A new Teddy Bo Challenge and meet Brian ....

Hey guys, 
 Have you missed me??
Well , I am feeling a little more human since I last blogged , thank goodness... and now I can enjoy some colouring time.... Yay!
Well, in case you have been living in a cave, there's a new challenge over at Teddy Bo, where the theme is "Add pearls", and I was lucky enough to get to play with one of the images . He is called "Brian" ....
Annnnd I was lucky enough to get some Aquatints to play with tooo!!!! 
Now, I am not by any length a watercolourer.... so I wasn't sure how I would fare with these, but do you know , I LOVE them... the colours are sooo rich & intense... Wow!! Wow!!! Wow!!!1 they are amaaazing..... 
So, here is a combo of both..... 




I created a simple "wash " of colours using the bright & beautiful set... and coloured Brian in cordinating Spectrums colous 

DG3,CG4-1 LV3,2,1,, posca pen.




 I created a circle card base, then layered a cut out circle using a combo of my circle & scallop dies.... I 3d'd Brian, and used my Paper Smooches Birthday greeting.... finishing with some pearly and stripey buttons.... 
I do hope we will see you over at Teddy Bo for our new challenge... there's lots of new releases in  the store to whet your appetite....
 I would like to enter this in...
1.Shopping our stash - Rollin' rollin' rollin (circle card) 
2.ABC Challenge - V is for Vibrant
3.Crafty Cardmakers- Cut it out
4.The Paper Girls - Anything goes 
5.Without words - Boo! 
6.Sister Act - Anything goes 

 thanks for popping by, I have new releases to share with you later this week, I do hope you will pop back then xxx

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge - Pearls and Lace

Hey guys !!
How are you all....???
Its Thursday, so time once again for the new challenge over at Mo's Digital Pencil, where the theme is "Pearls & Lace" ...
So, I needed to make something "Halloweeen" before one of my favourite holidays has been and gone!!!!!
Here it is......


These yummy papers are "Spooky" from Carta Bella. The cute image is called "Trick or Treat" and I have coloured it up with my Spectrums...
 Skin:FS4,5,6,8,TN2,3,4,
Clothes:IG10,8,6,5,4,3,2,1,black,BG7,5,3,1,HB3,2,1,LV2,3,PL3,TN7,6,GB3,CT4,DG4,CG4,3,2
Background:TB4,BGR5-1,blender
I dotted on the stars with my Posca pen...



 The embellishments were from my bag of Halloween die cuts, I just love 'em all!
 So, check out what the rest of the girls did with their Pearls and Lace... you will be amazed!! 
I would like to enter this in....
1.Shopping our stash- Halloween or Halloween colours 
2.Crafty Boots - Falling leaves or Halloween
3.Dream Valley - Halloween
4.Squigglefly - Halloween or fall 
5.Lacy Sunshine - Halloween
6.Sentimental Sundays - Too cute to spook
Thanks for popping by, I will be back soon , I promise, as soon as I have shaken this wretched cold.
 Hugs xxx

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Happy Birthday Mum!!!

Hello and happy weekend!!
Today is a special date on the calendar, as its my Mum's birthday!!! 
I will be trundling off to MB Crafts in Cleethorpes today, but I will be thinking of her.....
 I won a challenge over at Lunagirl Monnbeams, and got some beautiful images as my prize... I have used one on this make.... 


I used my Go Kreate Large flower die, Vintage garden digi papers, and my Lunagirl image... Then I threw on lots of flowers, stickles, and swirls.... Finito!!!






Happy birthday Mum!! xxxx

Friday, 17 October 2014

The Ribbon Girl LOTV Challenge - Add lace

Hey guys, its nearly the weekend!!
I am feeling a little rough as I type this today, sore throat and croaky voice, but knowing the weekend is nearly here lift my spirits !!! 
I have a demo at MB crafts in Cleethorpes tomorrow, lets hope my voice gets better, teehee.
Anyhooooo, I wanted to quickly share a card I made for the Ribbon Girls October Challenge, where the theme is "Use Lace" ....



I have used the yummy Forever Friends New Arrival papers, and this cute LOTV "Baby Christening" stamp. I added heaps of this lush blue lace, seam binding, and a baby's shoe charm. I stitch all my layers and dotted on some pearls. the sentiment was from the PC. Of course, the baby's gown has lots of glitter too!



I would like to enter this in ..
1.The Ribbon Girl- Use Lace
2.Creative Fingers - Anything goes
3.As you like It - Favourite fiber (lace, adds ooomph to a card)
 4. Reasonable Ribbon - Anything goes with ribbon or trim

Thanks for popping by, I will be back with another card tomorrow,
Hugs xxxx

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Teddy Bo challenge - Bingo

Hello , hello! its Tuesday, and time for my first Teddy Bo challenge as the DT... eeeep! I am soooo lucky. 
Well, that fabulous DT has picked a bingo board for the theme, check it out here...... 
I went with Charm, Die Cut and Glitter, and this is the result...


This is Fawny - Snowglobe 
I coloured him with my Spectrums:
GB2,8,10,EB1,2,3,DR7,6,4,CR6,FS8,DG4,CG4-1
The papers are Crafters Companion Vintage Christmas

 I do love this cut fella, and we have lots more cuteness on release today, So I do hope you will go check them out , and all the makes from the fabulous Teddy Bo DT.
All I need to do is enter this in...
1.Christmas Card Challenge - Colour Pallette
2.Crafty Bloggers - Christmas 
3.Delicious Doodles - Christmas in October
4.We DoobaDoo - Christmas
5.Crafty Hazlenuts Xmas Challenge Xtra- Xmas
6.C.R.A.F.T - Christmas 
 Thanks for popping by. I do hope you will drop by again soon!
Hugs xxx

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Forty and Fabulous!!!

Hey Guys, happy weekend! 
i just wanted to share my creation for a friends 40th birthday... I used this fab Christine Groves image from Stamping Bella that I won over at WOW a while back... I LOVE these two.



The papers are Bazzill basics Vintage Lace , and the stamp is called "Mildred & Maude". The sentiment is such fun !!! 
I coloured them with my Spectrums
Skin:FS4,5,6,8,TN2,3,4
Hair:TN7,6,EB3.GB2,8,10
Clothes:BT6,5,3,GB3,CT4,3,CR7,DR6,PP6,5,4,2,
B/ground:GG2,1, blender


I stitched to whole card, Its been a while since I used my machine,I added a part of the banner from the LaLa land banner die, and finished with a discreet 40 , haha! 
so, I am sure she will love it , teehee
I would like to enter this in..
1.Sweet 7 Challenge - Sassy & girly
2.Addicted to stamps - Anything goes
3.Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
4.Whimsy Challenge - Anything goes
5.KK Wonderful Wednesday - Anything goes 
6.Milk Coffee - Lots of layers 
Thanks for popping by, and for all your kind comments...
 Hugs xxx

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge - Sweet Amanda Tribute

Hello my lovelies... I am so honoured to be a part of today's post . As you will have read recently the craft world lost a wonderfully talented , kind sweet lady Amanda Reed
We still can't believe our sweet friend is gone. As a tribute to her, this fortnight's challenge is dedicated to the memory of Amanda Reed, a talented and kind soul who left us far too soon.
Because Amanda loved cats, and because we all loved Amanda, Mo has created this very special image called "Amanda"! You can find her in Mo's store beginning today!
Mo's digital Pencil
Mo will be selling the new "Amanda" image for just $1.00....with all proceeds being donated in Amanda Reed's name to an animal shelter near where Amanda lived: Thinkingoutsidethecage

We hope you'll help us honor Amanda's memory...pick up this darling image...support a good cause...and join us for this fortnight's very special challenge!




So, the papers are Bazzill "Vintage lace" and I have coloured "Amanda" up with my Spectrums ...
Skin;F4,5,6,8,TN2,3,4,006,009,91
Hair:GB2,8,10,EB5,109,112,120
Clothes:DG4,CG4,3,2,DR6,CR8,6,PP6-1
B/ground:GG3-1 blender



I do hope you will pop round and see what the rest of Mo's awesome Dt has created with her, it is such a fitting tribute for a special lady...
 I would like to pop this into the following challenges...
1.Card & Scrap - Use dies
2.Createalicious- Flower Power
3.Sisters of Craft - Anything goes
4.Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
5.Bunny Zoes - Animals
6.Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes

Thanks for joining us today, it has truly been a special post to share..
Take care now, 
Big hugs 
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Monday, 6 October 2014

Crafting at the weekend - Anything goes

Hey guys !!! I am baaaccckkk! 
Yep, back from my jaunt to Scotland, late Saturday, and after I have done all my catching up , I need to get my crafting done !!! 
Firstly tho' as it was hubby's birthday last week , I wanted to share this ....


This is "Big fella jogging" .... I think he is a little larger than my hubs, and he did have a dog running alongside him, but I cleverly cut him off, as we only have our moggy....  the papers are Bazzill I believe, which are gorgeous Autumnal colours too! 
I coloured him with my Spectrums;
Skin: Fs4,5,6,8,TN2,3,
Clothes;IG5,7,9,10,TN7,6,GB3,CG4,3,DR6,4,CR7,GT3,2,



I made the rosette by scoring closely two strips of papers on my score board, then concertina-ing them and gluing the ends together to make a circle. With my trusty 3d glue I added a sentiment to the top after firstly gluing the folder paper to a circular base. Easy when you know how... I finished with two strips of scrap paper for the ribbon. 
So, all I need to to do is enter this in..
1.Crafting at the weekend - Anything goes 
2.613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
3.Robyn's Fetish -Autumn Colours 
4.Dragons Lair - Anything goes 
5.Wags N Whiskers -- Fall colours 
6.Crafting with the dragonflies - Anything goes

 Thanks for popping by, I do hope you will join me again soon
 hugs xxx