Thursday, 26 March 2015

Lines or No Lines

A new challenge starting today over on As You Like It and this time round we would like to see Lines or No lines! Whats your favourite when it comes to colouring? Remember to tell us why.  Mines definitely Lines. No lines are such a strain on my eyes and some of the no line digital images are just too faint for me. I sometimes tone down a lined image because I think its a wee bit harsh but thats about it. I have used Colour me Wonderful  by Saturated Canary, had her for some time, always wanted to colour her up but all that hair, didn't know where to start! My colouring course has definitely given me confidence to colour images out of my comfort zone.

Decorated the front of my Colouring Journal using MME and ribbons

Fun crafting quotes from Woodware stamps, great for my journaling

Copics used
Hair BG09 BG05 BG02 BG000
Dress R89 R85 R83 R81
Hair strandsBV08 BV04 BV02 BV31
Skin Eooo E00 E21 E11 E04 R20
Background YR20 YR21 YR23 Blender

The other two sentiments are from a LOTV sentiment set.

Hope you will come over and join in the fun

Challenges I would like to play along with - Anything Goes - Anything Goes - Anything Goes/ Optional Twist/Purple - Anything Goes - Favourite Hobby - Anything Goes - Girly - Anything Goes


Thursday, 12 March 2015

As You Like It Challenge

What's your favourite, Digi or rubber stamping? This is our new challenge over on As You Like It for the next fortnight.

We are sponsored by 

When it comes to creating everything from scratch I do love my rubber stamps. Been sometime since I did anything like this mind you and made such a mess creating it lol!!  Love to rummage through what I've got (there sometime I can tell you ) as usually I hadn't got a clue where I was going, well I do have some idea but it usually grows from one specific item I want to use. This time I wanted to play with one of my many new dies I bought at the Hobbycrafts show in Glasgow this past weekend. As soon as I saw it I could see many ideas for all the shapes within the die. Stamps used mostly SU ones, the die is a Spellbinders. Used cream linen card 7x5 and inked the backing to get the right colour of green I wanted. Have just started using foam tape to attach layered card to base card for a better look, not that you can see that from the photo. Forgotten how much I love stamping and playing with inks. My problem is I love creating with most things, just can't keep up lol!

Hope you will join us and remember to tell us why when you link up.

Want to play along with - Things that fly - Anything Goes - Always Anything Goes _ Anything Goes - Butterflies/ P for Patterned Paper/Made my own - Anything Goes - Spring colours - For a special woman - Spring is in the air Pearls or Gems - Love is like a Butterfly/My song title - Anything goes without optional twist - Anything Goes/Spring Greens


Thursday, 26 February 2015

A Simple Wallhanging

A new challenge starting over on As You Like It and this time round your favourite anything but a card.

We are sponsored by

My wee gift is a little wall hanging. Trying out my colouring skills, loved how the daisies turned out but need more practice on the leaves. Love making them to give away for no particular reason but to brighten up someones day, well I hope it does lol!  Make it Crafty Daisy image coloured with Copics. One of the Daisies is paper pieced as major surgery was needed after pen oozed out an orange blob lol! Forgot to take off both caps didn't I. Cut frame with Xcut dies and embossed with wood embossing folder. Cas was definitely on my mind for the daisy image and the lady receiving this doesn't like over the top creations so kept it very plain, says it all for me without any dressing up. Loved colouring it and look forward to doing it again in another colour. 

Make it crafty Daisy digital image coloured with Copics.

Hope you will join us with your favourite  creation and please tell us why in your link up. - Paper piecing/second daisy from bottom paper pieced - Anything Goes - Anything Goes - Anything Goes - Anything Goes without optional twist
craft your passion - Always anything Goes - Spring Flowers


Friday, 20 February 2015

One of a Kind

A card for a special lady who doesn't act her age and is very stylish so this image was just perfect for her.  So enjoyed making this card, loved the colours and really enjoyed colouring her up. Now thats what I call progress in my colouring course! I actually said I enjoyed colouring her up lol. I always left the image to last, colouring for me was a scary moment. Loads of practise still to be done, bad hair days still but its a journey Im not going to end till I get there! Im so grateful to The Sugar Nellie Blog for making this happen and to Alyce of Kit & Clowder and the lovely Facebook followers for all their encouragement and lovely comments.

Was having a bad hair day when I made this card. You learn to colour many different styles and it wasn't going well so put it aside and coloured up this cutie instead. So wanted to keep this for myself lol but she's gone to a good home.

Papers are MME
Papermania Lace
Hero Arts sentiment

All Dressed Up image stamp from Funkykits
Coloured with Copics.

Marianne flower die
Memorybox Umberella & Swirl florish die

Challenges I would like to play with - For a 'Special Lady' - Always Anything Goes - Anything Gors - Anything Goes - Anything Goes - Anything Goes - Floral Delight - Anything Goes/RAK - Add a Sentiment - Anything Goes - Anything Goes


Thursday, 12 February 2015

Cas or Fussy

Favourite Cas or Fussy
 this time round over 

and remember to tell us why in your link up. 

We are sponsored this fortnight by 

Well I would have to say  its kinda fussy considering CAS usually is mostly as little amount of layers and embellishes as possible. Think this was plenty of fussy for this country wee cutie. Love layers of pretty papers and  embellishes that compliment my image and depends on the image how far I go dressing my card up.

Disdigitalstamp image coloured with Copics

 Started out as a Birthday card and ended up with the sentiment You make my heart happy, flying out the door in my sons hand. Going to a good home. Used MME papers from two different sets layered onto chocolate brown card, Butterfly die cut and button to finish.

Playing along with challenges Always anything Goes Anything Goes - Anything Goes


Thursday, 29 January 2015

Matt or Shiny!

Morning, running late as usual with my post for As You Like It. Must try and be more organised, I'm even more out of sorts since hubby called it a day, not that he's sitting about idle here apart from all the cups of tea he keeps popping in for,he does still have a full time job here on the farm to keep him occupied so work goes on but least I see him in the evenings now.

This fortnight we would like to see  your favourite,  Matt or Shiny creation and remember to tell us why in your link up.

We are sponsored by

I'm mostly a matt card and paper person, like to add touches of the shiny stuff, makes it pop. I have used Nitwits papers, they are supposed to be of blue colours but my photo skills on this one gone awol. So much prettier in real life. Kept it very simple and I have added a wee bit of the shiny stuff, a Teddy charm. - Anything Goes - Anything Goes - Teddies/Teddy charm - Something old/Something new/ old dies/new papers - Anything Goes - Anything Goes

Thanks for dropping in bye

Thursday, 15 January 2015

As You Like It Challenge

Welcome to my blog
 a new challenge starting over on 

This fortnight we would like to see your
 Favourite Embossing Folder

and remember to tell us why in your link up.

We are sponsored by        My Mums Craft Shop

My first card I have made this year, think I would receive the best award for time waster lol! Never seem to have much to show for my days and have an added time waster! Hubby has taken early retirement, a new beginning for us both, funny having him around everyday. Im sure if I suggest jobs around the house I won't see him for dust! At the moment I am following a colouring course on line at Kit and Clowder which I won on the Sugar Nellie blog, slow going but really enjoying it. Maybe take a rest from it and go and play with my new stash that's been lying on my desk waiting to be played with, dairn't go onto Pinterest for some inspiration as time seems to slip away so fast and then its  time for the humdrum things in life and crafting on hold once again lol!
 Okay, about my card for today.

I have used Couture Creations 'Tied Together' embossing folder. Love it, especially for Wedding, Anniversary etc cards. Love the trellis affect and how you can add embellishes or not.

Cream Linen card
Red card
7x7 Cream card for base
Memory box heart die
Docrafts scalloped dies
Spellbinder with love die
Annie Allsop red\cream papers
Flower punch
Lace and pearls from stash - Anything Goes - Anything Goes/Twist/ Spellbinders 'with love' die - Something New/Spellbinders 'with love' Die/Papers - Anything Goes - Something Old/ Dies/Ribbon Something New/ Dies/Papers - techniques/dry embossing, paper piecing, flower making, die cutting - Die cuts and punches


Thursday, 1 January 2015

As You Like It Challenge

Wishing you all a Happy New Year
 Hope you will join us
 over on
 As You Like It
 for our
 first challenge of 2015.
 We would like to see your favourite card shape or fold and tell us why in your link up.

We are sponsored by Crafty Sentiment Designs.

I'm not sure what this shaped card is called but I loved it when I saw it while browsing the net for something a bit different for a Wedding card.  An A4 sheet of cream linen card, a few scores here and there , folded to make a square card. Embossed white linen card and finished of the small panels with die cuts.

Card folded and fits in a 6x6 envelope.

Think its a LOTV image, what a memory I have! Coloured with Promarkers
and framed with a diecut.

Sentiment framed with a Memorybox die

What it looks like when set up - Anything Goes - Anything Goes - Anything Goes - Anything Goes - Anything Goes - Anything Goes


Thursday, 18 December 2014

As You Like It Challenge

As You Like It's last challenge of the year and probably mine too so I'm wishing you all a Happy Christmas now since my blogging has been awal all year and cant see my mojo springing to life all of a sudden lol! Here's hoping better times ahead and to any of you out there too.

Right, onto our challenge and this fortnight we would like you to use your favourite Christmas image and tell us why in your link up.

We are sponsored this time round by

Mine is this LOTV snowman stamp, have to admit only one I have coloured this year. Love him as he looks like he's sending best wishes and he is rather handsome. Perfect for my men folk.
Coloured with Pro/Flexmarkers and sparkled up with Glamour Dust.

7x7 card
Spellbinder die used on navy card
Spellbinder die for the Topper
White Flower Soft for the snow - Christmas all around - Sparkles -Christmas Cheer - Anything Goes - Anything Goes - Anything Goes - Christmas - Anything Goes


Thursday, 4 December 2014

As You Like It Challenge

A new challenge starting today
over on
As You Like It
and we would love to see your lovely creations
using your
Favourite song or film as inspiration
and remember to tell us why in your link up.

Our sponsor this time round is 

Since Christmas is creeping up on me too quickly I decided it had to be something Christmassy and  'From our house to your house' is a lovely Christmassy song. Decorated up this house with Maja Christmas papers I was so lucky to win on Facebook. Painted first with acrylic paint then frosted up with sticklers. Placed a tealight in the roof and forgetful me forgot to turn the light on didnt I!

Short and sweet from me today, so tired out, been sitting with my poorly Mum past couple of days and not feeling like blogging at the mo. But hope you are in crafty mode and come and join in with our challenge.

Bye for now


Thursday, 20 November 2014

As You Like It Challenge

A new challenge starting today
 over on 
 and this fortnight we would like to see your 
Favourite Christmas style (Modern or Traditional)
 remember to say why in your link up.

I like both but going with modern as I thought this little Christmas tree looked great embossed in white against the black. My Christmas cards this year are very simple, always leave to late in year to get going on them, must try and do some every month next year. Think I say that every year lol! 

We are sponsored by 

My tree image is a freebie, PB set that came with a magazine. Embossed with detail white embossing powder onto black background. Matted and layered with a Spellbinder die set and finished off with a snowflake die cut, gems and sentiment. 
Thats it from me, I hope you come and join us with a lovely creation. - Anything goes - Anything Goes - Getting ready for Christmas

bye for now


Monday, 17 November 2014

Wall Hanging of the lovely Grace

Another driery day here so I set about finishing off bits of painting that had to be done in my new extension, just about there now then I can add my personal stamp to it all. Waiting for paint to dry so thought I wquld come on and share a wall hanging I made the other week using Grace from Sugar Nellie at Funkykits. Coloured up with Promarker/Flexmarkers. I then cut her out and mounted her onto backing paper from Maja Designs and framed with Navy cardstock.

That's it from me today, hopefully get back to Christmas card making. Going down the very simply road. Last minute as usual, maybe next year will be different. Seem to say that every year lol! - Anything but a card/A wall hanging - Anything goes - Anything but a card/A wall hanging - Use a ribbon - Anything goes - Lace/ not much showing i know but its there! - Anything Goes

bye for now

Thursday, 6 November 2014

As You Like It

Morning and welcome to another As You Like It challenge. Its Gift Wrap this fortnight and please remember to tell us why its your favourite as that's part of the challenge fun! To be honest I didn't have a clue what I was going to make this time round but a little bit of browsing on Pinterest, well to be completely honest spent rather a long time and got sidetracked onto just about everything lol! I had a template lying about in my craftroom but for the life of me couldn't find it when I needed it so found a template on Pinterest so time wasn't altogether wasted on there!
I have gone for a little gift box holder to conceal something pretty inside, love it because its simple, quick and can make it more or less any size I want. I used a 12x12 Kraft sheet from docrafts and cut it to 12x81/4.

12x81/4 Kraft card
Cream Linen Card
MME paper

Ribbon Girl binding
Marianne envelope die
Magnolia flower die
Spellbinders flourish
Memorybox small Rose die
Martha Stewart border punch

Thank you for stopping by and hope you will come over and share something with us.

challenges I am entering
Anything Goes -
Handmade Flowers -
Anything Goes -
Anything Goes -
Cut it out -

bye for now


Thursday, 23 October 2014

As You Like It Challenge Cute or Elegant

Hello, here with my my DT card for As You Like It and this fortnight we would love to see your favourite Cute or Elegant cards and remember to say why in your link up.

I love cute but it's a lovely change to do something with all my dies so I have opted for Elegant, love doing these too cause they are just as pretty and not everyone likes cute on a card they receive. Also fitted in with making a card for my Mum who was Eighty Four on Tuesday. Papers are from the new Nitwits collection, wait for it! Dearly Beloved, yes Wedding papers but many of the pretty papers I thought could be used for any occasion.

We are sponsored by

who have kindly donated $20 - Anything Goes - Anything Goes

bye for now

Thursday, 9 October 2014

What's Your Favourite Fibre!

A new challenge starting today
 over on
and this fortnight
 we would love to see your
 Favourite Fibre
 on your creations and tell us why in your link up..

We are sponsored by

Have plenty of favourites but I do love Velvet. Adds a touch of luxury to a card and so love the look.

I have gone with a Sugar Nellie stamp called A Little Bit of Gossip, isn't she adorable and decided to colour her up with Promarkers, warm greys, 1-5. Added a splash of colour with the reds and finished off with some glamour dust.

Challenges I would love to play along with - Anything Goes - Use a Sugar Nellie cutie Anything Goes - Ribbon - Button Up - Anything Goes

thank you for dropping in by


Wednesday, 1 October 2014

A Christmas Wreath

Lovely to be asked to be Guest Designer on Crafting By Design this month.
 Decided to go all Christmassy with my new papers from Craftwork cards. Couldn't wait to play with them such gorgeous Christmassy colours and designs. I bought the complete set and got the cracker template cards free.

 I used Kraft card and Cream Linen card for the basic design. Cut the circles using Spellbinders large dies then embossed with A4 embossing folder for texture. Inked the edges with TH distress inks then started to layer up with TH Poinsettia die, Memorybox medium and small Rose dies, inked all the edges and finished off with Frosted Stickles. The Ivy leaf flourish is from Joanna Sheen. Finished off with a few pearls and Gingham bow. The centre I used Kraft card and one of the Sentiment pieces from the Paperpad. The large bow at the Top comes from a pad full of different patterned papers and sizes that comes with the collection, bows on everything this year lol!
Finished with a Gingham ribbon to hand for everyone to see. Hope you Like.

Want different sized Roses! Just roll them tighter.
Berries from online stores

Okay seem to have got my timing wrong, nothing new there then! - Anything Goes - Anything Goes - Anything but a card - Anything Goes/Christmassy

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Love That Hat!

Had one just like it when I was a child lol.

Hello everyone, been awhile since I last posted, a lot of headaches and some happy times. Firstly, my laptop died on me and a new one came home, hadn't even had time to get used to it and it ended up with a Virus that I couldn't get rid of so got someone to put everything right, then I had to install my own programs which aren't running too smoothly at the mo and all over the place with Windows 8, not finding it very user friendly at the mo. Haven't had much time to spent on it as my happy time took priority. My son came home from Australia and have spent much of my time with him and the rest of the family, meals, chilling out enjoying time together. Sadly the couple of weeks just flew by and he's now gone back. My other fab news , I won a colouring course with Kit and Clowder through The Sugar Nellie blog, was over the moon and I get a GDT spot on the blog too.

So onto my card which is for our challenge over on As You Like It and this fortnight we would like to see you favourite Digi Image and tell us why in your linkup.

Wow! Where do you start picking a favourite! I went for a new one I have been eyeing up for a few weeks and was perfect for a card I needed to make. I love her outfit, all cosy for the Autumn days ahead and she is cute, love her. Can see her ending up on some Christmas cards too if I ever get round to making a serious start! First I need to tidy my craft room back up, how on earth did I make so much mess making one card!

We are sponsored by

Polkadoodles Digi image
Maja Autumn papers
Docrafts Lace
Scrapberry's Pearls
Aster/Leaf Die Lots of layers - Autumn colours - At least one flower - Oh, how xute



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