Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Card for a Teenager at Crafts and Me

Morning Peeps,

Can't believe two more weeks have passed and it's time for another challenge at Crafts and Me.  I am particularly whacked this week, one night out partying and a week to recover........ must be getting old.

This fortnight's challenge has been chosen by our DT Mummy, the lovely Teresa and is "Something for a Teenager", I was so tempted to do another bookmark, just in love with making those, but I forced myself to make a card using one of my favourite colour combo's.


I have used the Whiff of Joy image "Shopping Willow" available HERE from Crafts and Me.  I stamped her up again on some crate paper cardstock and cut out the shopping bags.


I have coloured Willow using my copic markers:- B26, B24, B23, B21, B000, E31, E29, E27, E25, E21, E43, E42, E40, E13, E11, E00, R20. The little heart around her neck is available Crafts and Me and are 50 for 60p, what a fabulous price and other colours too, click HERE.

Materials Used:-
Shopping Willow available HERE (please read the note, she is IN STOCK)
Medium - Copic markers
Tim Holtz Shabby Chic Paper
Bazill Cardstock
Fleur De Leys Spellbinder Die
Marianne Design Die for swirls
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Doily and Ribbon from Stash
Making Memories Distress Tool and Sewing Machine
Star Dust Stickles
Doily was edged with Faded Jeans and Walnut Stain distress inks with the blending tool
Little Brown Pearl Hearts available from Crafts and Me HERE

I have entered this card into the following challenges:-

Stamp with Fun - Sketch
Incy Wincy - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Delightful Sketches - Sparkle
CRAFT  - Teenagers
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Stitching
If The Shoe Fits Scrap It - Flowers
Crafty Calendar - Blue and optional flowers
Our Creative Corner - Colour combo
A spoonful of Sugar - Spots (bags) & Stripes (ribbon)



Sunday, 26 September 2010

Autumn Colours at Craftalicious

Afternoon Peeps,

I am having a chill-laxing day today.  We travelled to Fulham yesterday for the football match of Everton v Fulham, courtesty of a supplier of mine from work.  It was a good game, well sort of, Everton were all over Fulham but still couldn't manage to rattle the onion bag!  We got home at 7:15 and had to do a quick turnaround for the School Reunion party, but I figured they had waited 29 years so an extra half hour or so wouldn't do any harm, lol.  As it was, it turned out a good night and my boots couldn't do no more dancing after 2am, so we headed home and this morning I felt I deserved a lay in before tackling the housework,  hence my late post, I'm behind with everything.

Today is the first day of the new move of the Craftalicious Challenges to a Sunday, fortnightly.  This week's theme has been set by Jan, the creator of Craftalicious and is "Fall Colours".  Here's my attempt:-

We are being sponsored by Some Odd Girl and I have chosen Mae Day, as I thought the sunflowers would be a great choice to fit in with the colour scheme.  I have coloured Mae with copics, of course.

Ingredients Used:-
Image - Some Odd Girl
Papers are Crate Paper
Making Memories Distress Tool
Gold Stickles
Flowers were made using 3 different size retro punches, inked and then wet and scrunched.
Martha Stewart Frond Punch
Doily, Raffia, Trim, pearls from stash

I have entered this card into the following challenges:-

One Stitch at a time - Anything Goes
Stamptacular - Fall Colours
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
A spoonful of sugar - Anything Goes
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Make your own flowers
Digital Tuesday - It's all about Girls
AiFactory - Anything Goes
Paper Romance - Handmade Flowers
Alphabet - V for Vintage
Stamp Something - Fall colours
Scrappy Frogs - Make your own flowers
Whoopsi Daisy - Flowers
Stamp It Crazy - Anything Goes


Friday, 24 September 2010

Relax with a Hot Chocolate and a Good Book

Morning Peeps,

This week has just flown by, and so will the weekend with a busy schedule ahead, oh no not alot of crafting time............. I am going with my family tomorrow to watch an Everton football game courtesy of one of my suppliers, so I couldn't really say no, seeing as both my Hubby and Son are Everton supporters.  Tomorrow evening I am going to a school reunion, yikes, it's been 28 years!!!!!!

Today I have another bookmark to show you, I am slowly catching up on my promises, just one for myself left, nothing unusual there, Mum's always last, lol.  I have used the image, "Willow with Hot Chocolate" available from Crafts and Me.

My Son has got me into reading the Twilight books, I have just finished the first one and have just started the second, and this is why Mum needs a bookmark too, lol.


Don't forget to enter the challenge over at Crafts and Me Challenge Blog, we'd love to see your Easels!

Materials Used:-
Image is Wiff of Joy Willow with Hot Chocolate available from Crafts and Me
Coloured with copics, R24, R22, R20, C1, C3, C5, C7, Colourless Blender, E13, E11, E00, E25, E31, YR20, YG63, G20
Papers are Tim Holtz Shabby Chic
Bazill Cardstock
Cardstock is Bazill
Nesties
Ribbon/Lace/Beads from Stash
Martha Stewart Border Punch

I am entering this little bookmark into the following challenges:-

A spoonful of sugar - Anything Goes
I Dit It Creations - Keep it simple
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
CRAFT - Teenager
Stampavie - Bookmark

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Start Spreading the News

Morning Peeps,

How are we all diddling, it's half way through the week, yayyyyyyyy. Gosh isn't it terrible wishing my life away. In my next life I'm going to be rich so I can stay at home and play all the time, lol, if only!

I have used one of my darling Magnolia images for this card and one of my favourtie colour schemes, pink and grey. I have also tried my hand at colouring her with copics to create the distressed look.

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Materials Used:-

Tim Holtz Shabby Chic Paper & Magnolia Paper
3 sizes of EK Success Flower punch to create the handmade flowers
Martha Stewart Branch Punch
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Lace, Ric Rac & Mesh from Stash
Sentiment from Craftwork Cards


I have entered this card into the following challenges:-

Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Just Magnolia - Lace it up
Totally Tilda - Make Your Own Flowers
Scrappy Frogs - Make Your Own Flowers
Secret Crafter - Anything Goes
All Sorts - 3 Punches at least (I used 5)
A Spoonful of Sugar - Anything Goes
Anything Goes - Cute
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Handmade Flowers

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Still Rocking at 50

Hi there Peeps,

Another day and another card.  I have been trying to catch up as  my designated craft time at the weekend was interrupted with boring shopping and then we had a 40th birthday party in the evening, I really didn't want to go out and had the right hump, but as it goes it turned out to be a good night and I was glad I went.  Aren't these nights always the way!  Any how's, it's my friends birthday today and with my lost mojo I stared at my craft table for ages not knowing whether to make her a girly girl card, which I know would be her, she's always shopping, has hundreds of pairs of shoes, but not one of them is comfortable, but I wanted to get the message across that she doesn't look 50 at all so I hope she likes what I have created:-




I have been wanting to play with the Kenny K images for ages, so this gave me the perfect excuse to purchase one on Sunday.  I think she rocks!




Materials Used:-

Papers - Daisy D (about 4 years old), wish I had bought more!
Paper Doily
Sheet Music
Lace/Ribbon/Brad from Stash
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Sewing Machine for stitching
Martha Stewart Frond Punch
Circle Punch to cut out computer generated sentiment
Aged Mahogany Distress Ink
Gold Stickles
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts

I have entered this card into the following challenges:-

Kenny K - Stitching
Colour Create - Red, Gold, White or Cream
Fussy and Fancy - Christmas Colours
All Sorts - 3 Punches
Sweet Stop - Sketch plus mustartd yellow and deep red
Corrosive = Clean Up the Dust (papers)
Crafty Creations - Music and/or dance
ABC Challenge - D for Distressing
Sundays with Crissy - Sparkly and Shiny
Bee Crafty - Digi Image and fashion
Sweet Stampin - Stitching
Stamp Something - Use a Digi
Wild Orchid Crafts - Ribbons/Bows




Sunday, 19 September 2010

Fairy Wonderland

Morning Peeps,

Gosh the weekend's aren't long enough and for some reason I seem to have lost my mojo. This card has taken me two days to finish, yikes!! This is my first attempt at masking a rubbersstamp with a digi image. The digital Fairy House is from Make It Crafty and the current challenge is to "make a scene". There are some fab tutorials on their site so would recommend you popping over. Here's the finished result:-

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I used the gorgeous fairy from Lili of the Valley, just love their stamps, with the Fairy House from Make It Crafty and coloured the images using my favourite medium, Copics.  The task of making wasn't without a few teething problems, lol.  I followed the tutorial for Word and first stamped the Lili of the Valley stamp onto my Cryogen cardstock and then measured according to the tutorial. I then printed it out on paper first to check it was all in the right place before putting the cryogen through the printer.  My first problem is that everyone seems to be out of stock of the eclipse masking paper so I had to use a post it note.  Whilst trying to roll my repositional tape on the back of the post it note due to  several places being rather thin, i.e the wand, neck, wings etc. it tended to rip so my mask was in about 4 pieces in the end., but it did hold up. But I wasn't giving up so easily.  My next problem was when I put my cryogen through the printer I forgot to change the size as the cryogen is shorted in length than A4 so my measuring was all out and I had to start again, grrrrrrrrrrrr.  So I can guess, you can see why this card took me two days!

But as you can see I got there in the end. 

Because the image was quite large I had to cut it out, again alot of tricky areas but my fiskars finger knife came in very handy, and overall I'm happy with the result.

I have entered this labour of love into the following challenges:-

Make It Crafty - Create a scene
Lili of the Valley - Sketch
ABC Challenge - D for Distressing
Sundays with Crissy - Sparkly and Shiny
Sir Stamp Alot - Distressing



Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Maxwell Snowboarding at Crafts and Me

Morning Peeps,

It's Wednesday and time for a new fortnightly challenge over at Crafts and Me and the challenge this week has Vix's name written all over it, lol, its Easel Cards. I have chosen this cute Kraftin' Kimmie christmas image called "Maxwell snowboarding", available right HERE from Crafts and Me.  I have the say that the lighting isn't fantastic so am probably not doing this card enough justice, but here we go:-

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I have coloured Maxwell using copic markers:-


Added lots of Diamond Glitter Glue for the snow




Materials Used:-
Copic Markers
Image and Sentiment is a Kraftin Kimmie Stamp (Maxwell) available from Crafts and Me
Cricut machine for the large silver snowflake
Papers from Bearly Mine CD
Cuttlebug Embossing folder snowflakes
Embossed Poinsetta's - Marianne Dies
Ribbon and Pearls from stash
Diamond Glitter Glue

I have entered this card into the following challenges:-

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Sketch
Cutie Stampers - Glitter
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
Bah Humbug - Christmas card using favourite medium (copics)
Crafty Calendar - Blue and optional flowers (poinsetta's)
Fairy Fun - Embossing
Create4fun - Red, white, blue
Drunken Stampers - Use circles
Our Creative Corner - Folds
Our Daily Bread - Sparkle
Totally Gorjuss - Flowers (poinsetta's)

Monday, 13 September 2010

Corner Bookmark For My Son

Evening Peeps,

Just a quick post, my Son has been nagging me since returning to school to make him a bookmark, since I did one for his Sister but never quite got round to making one for him, bless. I recently won at the Pixie Dust Studio and chose this  "Harry Potter" image as my prize, isn't he fab..

This is a corner bookmark, which I love as it is so different from the traditiional straight bookmark and so ooooooo easy to make. The tutorial for this is HERE.  More importantly my son love's it!

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I  have coloured him using copic markers:-
Hair - E59, E49, E25, E53
Face - E13, E11, E00, R22
Cloak/Trousers/Shoes - C9, C7, C5, C3, C1, C00
Scarf - Y15, Y13, Y11, R39, R37, R35, R32
Jumper - YG67, YG63, G20



Materials Used:-
Copics - listed above
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Papers from Bearly Mine CD
Jumbo fluffy ric rac from stash
Spots from Craftwork Cards

I have entered this bookmark into the following challenges:-

All That Scraps - Corner Bookmark
Dutch Dare - Bookmark (back to school)
Meljen's Designs - Back to school
Stampavie & More - School
No time to stamp - Guy Cards/No Bows
Paper Romance - Clean & Simple
Stamp Something - Spots & Stripes
Tellen's Place  - Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday - Dots & Stripes
Incy Wincy - Autumn Colours
Kaboodledoodles - Photo inspiration
The Pink Elephant - Back to School

Friday, 10 September 2010

The Butterfly Keeper

Morning Peeps,

Another Friday and another weekend, yayyyyyyyy.  I don't know about you but I am certainly in need of it. Today over at Craftalicious Dianna has set the theme and wants to see lot's of "Thank You's".  I have used one of the goregous  Crafts and Me Hannah Lynn stamps, The Butterfly Keeper, which is available right HERE from Crafts and Me.  I love the broad lines on these stamps and the fact that they colour up so quickly.


I have coloured her using copic markers. The background was created using antique linen, broken china and victorian velvet distress inks and the blending tool.

I stamped an additional crystal ball and added glossy accents to give it that glossy shiny look and then popped it onto 3D pads for added dimension.

Materials Used:-

The Butterfly Keeper - Available from Crafts and Me
Medium - Copic Markers
Distress Inks - Antique Linen, Aged Mahogony, Broken China, Victorian Velvet
Papers by Daisy P
Glossy Accents
Flowers by Wild Orchid Crafts
Leaves cut using Quickutz
Stickles Glue
Making Memories Distress Tool
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Flocked Brads & Organza Ribbon from stash

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Sketch Saturday - Fab Sketch
Color Dare - Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla
Fab n Funky - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - Brads or Eyelets
Your Next Stamp - Anything Goes
Stamptacular - Distress
CES - Floral Fantasy
Aly's Sunday Sketch - Pretty in Pink
Pile It On - Layers
A Pocketful of posies - Foral Fantasy



Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Doing a Bit of Christmas Shopping Early

Morning Peeps,

Hope everyone is well.  All back to normal this week with the kids returning to school and me back to netball, ouch!!!  Can't say I was looking forward to it as I haven't done alot of excercise this summer at all.    God it killed me and I will probably be regretting it today and even more so tomorrow. 

Today's card is using one of those gorgeous lili of the valley stamps, James the bear.  He is sooooooo adorable.


I have used Tim Holtz Shabby Chic papers, love these double sided papers.  All panels have been stitched.  A colleague in work just can't believe us girlies stitch on our cards and she nearly died when I said that I only bought a sewing machine so I could stitch on cards, lol.



I have coloured James the Bear using copics and added distress inks around the edges, (broken china and walnut stain).  I also used the colourless blender to create some spots on the pink parcels, think I need a little more practice, or a larger image.  I have used my new punch around the edge Martha Stewart Snowflake punch, so dainty.  The poinsetta's were made using the Marianne Design Dies.  The Pearls and Pins were from my stash. All edges are distressed and edged with walnut stain distress ink and lots of start dust stickles, my absolute favourite.

I have entered this card into the following challenges:-

LOTV - Sketch
Incy Wincy - Celebrate (Christmas)
Lexis - Flower Power (Poinsetta's)
Pollycraft - Christmas no red or green
Wild Orchid Crafts - Pearls and Pins
Just Cute Bears - Spots and Dots
Paper Sundaes - Mixed Medium (copics and distress inks)
Crafty Catz - 3 Embellishments, 2 Papers, 1 Image
Paperplay - Stitches
Raise The Bar -Based on your Blog (colours)

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Sparkle Tilda

Evening Peeps,

I know, another late post, but this just seems to be my life at the moment.  Time just seems to pass me by.  I guess that has alot to do with working full time, lol. One day I'll be a millionaire, ummmmmmmm, think I have been watching too many Only Fools And Horses!

This evening's card is a magnolia stamp, gorgeous isn't she.  The backing papers are from a CD that I purchased from Bearly Mine but just never got round to printing any out, why I don't know, guess I couldn't be asked to take the laptop upstairs to the printer.




I have coloured Tilda using copics and on the umbrella added star dust stickles.  Just noticed that the picture isn't terribly good so may have to do a re-take tomorrow.


Materials used:-

Image by Magnolia
Copic Markers
Papers printed from a Bearly Mine CD
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Martha Stewart Frond Punch
C/S Bazill
Flowers from Wild Orchid Craft
Doily, Lace and Buttons From Stash
Sentiment from Craftwork Cards

I have entered this card into the following challenges:-

Just Magnolia - Sketch
CES - Anything Goes
Rainblow Lady - Sparkle & Shine
Pennys Challenge - Happy Birthday


Believe Me It's Sparkletastic

Morning Peeps,

Can't believe it's Wednesday already, yayyyyyy for bank holiday Monday's and let's have more of them.  Over at Crafts and Me it's time for another challenge and this fortnight it has been set by  teamie, "Amy", and the theme is Sparkle and Gems. Wow, couldn't have chosen better myself Amy, lol.

I have used one of the exclusive new Crafts and Me Stamps designed by Sara Burrier which can be found right HERE. My photography certainly doesn't do this card justice at all and you will just have to believe me when I say this is sparkletastic, with mega gold stickles and diamond stickles on the wings and a few crystals.


Materials Used:-

Stamp by Crafts and Me
Tim Holz paper & Bearly Mine Paper
Fiskars Border Punch
Martha Stewart Frond Punch
Blooms by Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts
Gold  & Diamond Stickles Glitter Glue
Crystals from Stash

I have entered this card into the following challenges:-

Crafty Catz - Orange, Brown and Blue
Crafty Cardmakers - Glitter & Sparkle
Pollycraft - Nature (Bee, Flowers & Leaves)
All Sorts - Garden/Park Inspiration (Bee, Flowers and Leaves)
Wee Memories - In the Forest (Bee & Leaves)
Rainbow Lady - Sparkly & Shine