Monday, 13 April 2015

April Showers!

Morning, sharing a card I made for a friends birthday. As always leave till the very last minute and shouldn't when colouring an image, must leave a note to oneself not to do that lol! I used a freebie from Aurora Wings over on their Facebook page and coloured her up with Copics. The splashing rain die is a Memorybox, branch leaves and the doily circle are Spellbinders and the Dragonflies is a hobby craft punch. Used linen card for the backing layers.
I am new to Copics and must remember to list my colours for future reference




The following piece was my final colouring for my Kit and Clowder Skin and Hair class. So pleased I passed. Was at it for ages trying this and that with it, looked at others for guidance but in the end I hid in a corner and did my own thing. What you were supposed to do in the beginning lol! Was amazed how I managed to map out her hairstyle on my own so lesson learn't! Believe in yourself, you can do it!





Challenges I would like to play along with
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk - Always anything goes
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.co.uk - Spring Flowers.image and or flowers
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk - Always anything goes
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk - Anything Goes
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.co.uk - Bonny Blues

Thanks for stopping by
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Thursday, 9 April 2015

As You Like It Challenge

A new As You Like It Challenge starting today and this time round we would like you to use your favourite alcohol or DI's. Naughty me has switched my inky pen habit to Copics and no regrets so far.  Love the huge selection of colours  if I want to buy the whole set lol! Like how I can colour up card and ribbon to match things on my creations if I want to.

  We are sponsored by Sweet Pea stamps.





This is a page from my colouring journey journal, used Nitwit papers,Cherry Blossom, Memorybox hearts/bow, Spellbinders frame, Britannia letter dies and Lea ? corner dies, layered one on top of the other.




Sweet Pea image coloured with my Copics




Hope you will come over and join us.

Challenges I would like to play along with

http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.co.uk - Anything Goes
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.co.uk - Bingo/sentiment digi image,diecuts
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.co.uk - Anything Goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com/ - Always anything goes
http://avenue613.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes










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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

http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://avenue613.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes/ Optional Twist/Purple
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk - Anything Goes
http://craftingwhenwecanchallenges.blogspot.co.uk - Favourite Hobby
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.com/ - Girly
http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.co.uk - Anything Goes

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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
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/ - Things that fly
http://avenue613.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com/ - Always Anything Goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com/ _ Anything Goes
http://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com/ - Butterflies/ P for Patterned Paper/Made my own
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://bunnyzoescrafts.blogspot.com/ - Spring colours
http://craftycardmakers.blogspot.com/ - For a special woman

http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/ - Spring is in the air
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk Pearls or Gems
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/ - Love is like a Butterfly/My song title
http://cinspirations.blogspot.co.uk - Anything goes without optional twist
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes/Spring Greens

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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.


http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.co.uk - Paper piecing/second daisy from bottom paper pieced
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.co.uk - Anything Goes
http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://avenue613.blogspot.co.uk - Anything Goes without optional twist
craft your passion - Always anything Goes
http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk - Spring Flowers






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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

http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.co.uk - For a 'Special Lady'
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk - Always Anything Goes
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk - Anything Gors
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/february-anything-goes.html - Anything Goes
http://simplycreatetoo.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.co.uk - Anything Goes
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/ - Floral Delight
http://avenue613.blogspot.co.uk - Anything Goes/RAK
http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.com/ - Add a Sentiment
http://sugarbowlblog.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.co.uk - Anything Goes


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Thursday, 12 February 2015

Cas or Fussy

Favourite Cas or Fussy
 this time round over 
on


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

http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com/- Always anything Goes
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com/- Anything Goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes




x

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
http://www.stampandcreate.com

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.






http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.co.uk - Teddies/Teddy charm
http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/ - Something old/Something new/ old dies/new papers
http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes

Thanks for dropping in bye
x

Thursday, 15 January 2015

As You Like It Challenge

Welcome to my blog
 and
 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


http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.co.uk - Anything Goes/Twist/ Spellbinders 'with love' die
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com/ - Something New/Spellbinders 'with love' Die/Papers
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.co.uk - Anything Goes
http://craftycardmakers.blogspot.co.uk - Something Old/ Dies/Ribbon Something New/ Dies/Papers
http://avenue613.blogspot.co.uk - techniques/dry embossing, paper piecing, flower making, die cutting
http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.com/ - Die cuts and punches



x

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





http://thatcraftplaceblog.blogspot.co. - Anything Goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes
http://addicted-to-stamps-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes
http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes
http://avenue613.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes




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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


http://deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - Christmas all around
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/ - Sparkles
http://southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.com/ -Christmas Cheer
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk - Anything Goes
http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.co.uk - Christmas
http://creativecardcrew.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes


x

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



x

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)
 and
 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.



http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk - Anything goes
http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.ca - Anything Goes
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.co.uk - Getting ready for Christmas



bye for now


x

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!


http://craftingmusketeers.blogspot.co.uk - Anything but a card/A wall hanging
http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com/ - Anything goes
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk - Anything but a card/A wall hanging
http://buckwellscraftychallenge.blogspot.co.uk - Use a ribbon
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk - Anything goes
http://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.co.uk - Lace/ not much showing i know but its there!
http://sugarbowlblog.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes

bye for now
x

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 - http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com/
Handmade Flowers - http://deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.com/
Anything Goes - http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/
Anything Goes - http://avenue613.blogspot.co.uk
Cut it out - http://craftycardmakers.blogspot.co.uk

bye for now

x

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

http://www.stampandcreate.com/

who have kindly donated $20




http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes


bye for now
x

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
http://kitandclowder.ning.com/challenges - Anything Goes
http://sugarbowlblog.blogspot.co.uk/ - Use a Sugar Nellie cutie
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything Goes
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ - Ribbon
http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.co.uk/ - Button Up
http://avenue613.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes


thank you for dropping in by

x

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