Monday 30 May 2011

Boho Chic Handbag

Morning Peeps,

It's Monday again, and thankfully for us in the UK it's a bank holiday, yayyyyyyy.  It's my turn to design for the Simply Sassy Blog and I have used a tutorial I found on the Whiff of Joy site to create a handbag using my Go Kreate Dies, although I have used a different die to the one on the tutorial, the principal is the same.  I have used this classy little lady, Boho Chic available from Funky Kits.

I have coloured Boho Chic using copic markers.

I made the large flower using Tim Holtz die and Mulsin Cloth, inked with peeled paint and scrunched a bit.  Brad through the middle and Voila!

Image Boho Chic available from Funky Kits HERE
Sentiment is a Whimsey Tickert Stamp
Go Kreate Dies
Pion Papers
Peeled Paint Distress ink
Nesties for the handle
Muslin cloth, Brad, pearls, buton, twine from stash
Marianne Design Die for flourish
Martha Stewart Punch for the leaves
Small roses from wild orchid crafts
Sewing machine

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-

Dream Valley - Stamp Something
2 Sisters - Anything Goes
Little Claires - Shaped Cards
Sugar Creek - Shaped Cards
Totally Gorjuss - String/Twine
Pals paperarts - Brads
Crafting for all seasons - Anything Goes
House that stamps built - Stitching
Paper Pretties - Birthday
Truly Scruptious - Anything Goes 

Saturday 28 May 2011

Purple and Yellow at Make It Colourful

Morning Peeps,

The first day of a long weekend and gosh do I need it, I am whacked!

Today at Make It Colourful the challenge is to colour using purple and yellow. As you'll know from a previous post yellow and me just don't get on, but a challenge is a challenge and  I'm sure you'll all want to experiment too as we are being sponsored by Diane from Maganolialicious.  Here's what I created:-

The papers are Pion sent to me by the lovely Maria for my birthday this week, thank you hun, I told you they'd make it to a card quick, lol.

The conrer flourish and the butterfly are lasercut chipboard pieces available from Make It Crafty and are my ultimate favourite embellishment at the moment.

I have used Across the Bridge Digi Stamp from Make It Crafty and paired with Tilda with Flower Pot available from Magnolialicious.  I can right now that Diane only has the mini version available but I'm sure if you email her she will be more than willing to help. 
I have used  

Across the Bridge Digi Stamp available HERE
Tilda with Flower Pot available HERE
Lasercut Chipboard Flourish and Butter available HERE 
Papers are Pion
Cardstock is Bazill
Flowers from Wild Orchid Craft
Lace, Pearls, Perfect Pearls, Yellow and Lilac Acrylic Paint from Stash

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:-

Paperplay - Blossoms and Blooms
Sassy Studio - Pearls, Lace and Elegance
ABC - V is for Violet
AnitaB Stampin - Pearls and Lace
Incy Wincy - Lavender and Lace
Magnolialicious - Photo Inspiratiion

Wednesday 25 May 2011

Sneek Peek Fairy at Sunset at Crafts and Me

Morning Peeps,

Thank you for all your birthday wishes yesterday, I had a lovely day, with flowers, chocolates, perfume and pennies, lunch out with the boss and dinner with the family.  I had some lovely handmade cards, thank you to my crafting buddies, so all in all a lovely day.

Today's card is a sneek peak of soon to be released Fairy at Sunset by Jasmine Beckett-Griffiths at Crafts and Me and the challenge over at the Crafts and Me Challenge Blog is Gems and Pearls, which I'm sure you all have in your stash and we would love to see what you create.

My photography really doesn't show up just how beautifiul this fairy is, so your just going to have to take my word for it.  I have tried to keep it simple to show off the image, and you guys know C&S isn't my best work, but hopefuly the image will shine through for all its beauty.

Isn't she a beauty?

I wanted to show you the sparkle, it's not a brilliant picture but I think you can get the drift.

Image Fairy at Sunset soon to be available from Crafts and Me
Dienamics Faux Crotchet Die available HERE from Crafts and Me
Lasercut Chipboard Flourishes and minim butterfly availalble from Make It Crafty
Doily from Bizzy Becs
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Kraft Cardstock 
Gems and Pearls from stash

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenge:-

Creative Craft World - 3 or more flowers
Divas by Design - For the girls
Flutterby Wednesday - Clean and Simple (and for me this card is)
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
A spoonful of sugar - Things with wings
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Pale pretty pastels
The kraft journal - (clean and simple and use kraft- my card is C&S for me)
ECP - Pastels
Little Claires - Sparkle
Worldplay - Wings
Tellen's Place - Anything Goes

Have a good day.

Tuesday 24 May 2011

Diecuts and Lace and Bearly Mine

Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday Dear Me, Happy Birthday to me,

Lol, yes if you haven't guessed already today is my birthday and hopefully it will be a good one.  I've scheduled this post so I haven't opened those lovely handmade cards yet but when I do I'll be round to thank you personally.

Right, onto today's card which is my DT card for Bearly Mine using "Natalie" a fabulously gorgeous digi available from our sponsor today, and one of other Design Teams, Crafts and Me

I have used Bearly Mine's Vintage papers, one of my favourite papers, link below.

Isn't she gorgeous. Coloured with copics and I added pearls to her flowers and dropped pearl earrings.

I stampted the sentiment onto the Muslin cloth and really liked the results.

I have used the Magnolia Die for the flower leaves.


Vintage Papers by Bearly Mine Designs
Image "Natalie" by Crafts and Me
Each panel was stitched using my machine
Gesso, everywhere, lol
Flowers from wild orchid crafts
Stardust stickles and pearls from stash
Sentiment is from Lili of the Valley
Muslin cloth

So I'm sure you all have die cuts and lace in your stash, so hope to see you over at the Bearly Mine Challenge HERE.

AnitaBStampin - Lace and Pearls
Digital Tuesday - Add texture
BunnyZoe - Lace
House of Gilli - Flowers
Kaboodle Doodle - Distress
Stampsrus - Use something digi (image and papers)
Emerald Fairies - Anything Goes
I did it Creations - Anything Goes
2 Sisters - Use a digi
ECP - Pastels
Fairy Knoll - Flowers
Charisma - Birthdays in pink
Little Claires - Sparkle
Craft us crazy - Something new (image) Favourtie Embellishment (Flowers)
Pixie Dust - Vintage
Creative Card Crew - Cute and Girly
Paper Pretties - Flowers
Southern Girls - Lace and Pearls

Monday 23 May 2011

Lady Guinevere

Morning Peeps,

Hope everyone had a great weekend, can't say I did, but hopefully all will be resolved soon.

For today's post for the Sugar Nellie Simply Sassy DT Blog I am using Guinevere and I have, wait for it....... coloured her all using my prisma pencils.  I have gone for the distressed theme and used loads of white paint.  I'm going to let the pictures speak for themselves:-


Image is Guinevere available from Funky Kits HERE
Postcard stamp - unknown
Papers by Websters
Lasercut Chipboard Butterfly Flourish available from Make It Crafty HERE
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafats
Butterfly is Tim Holtz
Martha Stewart Frond Punch
Nesties Oval
Victorian Velvet Distress Ink
White Acrylic Paint
Pearls, Lace, cardboard and Muslin cloth from Stash

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:-

House of Gilli - Flowers
Kaboodle Doodle - Distress
Stamps n Fun = Creativity - Flower Power
Emerald Fairies - Anything Goes
I did it Creations - Anything Goes
Challenge up your life - Recycling
ECP - Pastels
Fairy Knoll - Flowers
Charisma - Birthdays in pink
Craft us crazy - Something new (image) Favourtie Embellishment (Flowers)
Pixie Dust - Vintage
Creative Card Crew - Cute and Girly
Paper Pretties - Flowers

Saturday 21 May 2011

Colour a Water Scene at Make It Colourful

Hi Peeps,

We have an exciting release of the cutest digital stamps over at Make It Crafty, seriously you have to check them out, they are Awesome!  Speaking of Awesome, did any of you join us on the Live Video on Facebook with Zoe from Make It Crafty, she is one Awesome Colourer.  Genius Zoe!

I have used Hula Girl and Lonely Island and paired them together in Word, which is real easy with Zoe's images. Check out Make it Crafty Facebook page for further Live Video's with questions/answers.  Our challenge this week at Make It Colourful  is "Colour a Water Scene" so the new releases are ideal, so you won't have any excuses not to join us, lol.

Aren't they the cutest.  Well if you think these are cute you need to check the rest out HERE! Some of these images are also available in rubber and for all you crafty girlies in the UK Quixotic Paperie now stock the Make It Crafty range of stamps.  I have stitched the circle kraft panel with a gold, pinky and silver  metallic thread, unfortunately not picked up by the photo.

I have coloured the images using my faithful copic markers.

Hula Girl and Lonely Island Digi Images available from Make It Crafty
Papers by Nitwits
Medium - Copics
Seam binding coloured with Distress Inks
Sentiment is Stempleglede available from Quixotic Paperie
Magnolia Doohickey branch die
Go Kreate Large Dies or the shaped card
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearls from stash
I have entered this card into the following challenges:-

Allsorts - Birthday
Catch the bug - Summer Celebrations
3 Sisters - Use a digi
Totally Gorjuss - In the water/or anything wet
Delicious Doodles - Let the sun shine
Fun with Shapes - use a diecut
Stamp Something - Use beachy colours
Wags n Whiskers - Circles
Totally Papercrafts - Don't be square
Some odd girl - Make a scene
Stamp insanity - Fancy Folds
Creative Craft world - Anything but square
My Mum's craft shop - Anything but square
Happlileigh Scrapin - Stitching 

Friday 20 May 2011

Sneek Peek "Melody Wishes You.."

Morning Peeps,

Goodness this week has flown by, and a couple of cards have dropped through my letter box this week, with do not open until 24th May.  I am super excited that some Peeps have made me cards for my forthcoming birthday, as a crafter I am always giving handmade cards but to receive one yourself, well you guys know where I'm coming from....

Well today, I have a Crafts and Me sneek peek.  This this  "Melody Wishes You" available from Crafts and Me, isn't she just gorgeous and looks so summery.  Melody will be available real soon but if you don't want to miss the launch date hop on over to the Crafts and Me Blog where you'll see my teamies with more sneek peeks and if you subscribe to the newsletter, you'll be the first to know, and it's free!

Guess what Peeps, I've coloured her with Prisma's on kraft cardstock.  Well I did say on Monday that I needed the practice, lol.

Well, what do you think? Oh and you see that fancy edging.  That's my new dienamics die also available from Crafts and Me.

Still room for improvement. 

And here it is standing up, just so I can show off how absolutely gorgeous that dienamics die is.  Wouldn't want you to miss out, lol.

Image "Melody Wishes You" Soon to be available from Crafts and Me
Dienamics Die from Crafts and Me 
Kraft and Bazill cardstock
Lasercut chipboard flourishes from Make It Crafty
Martha Stewart Frond Punch
Ribbon by Websters available from Make It Crafty
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment is Whiff of Joy
Pearls and doily from stash

I am entering my card into the following challenges:-

Crafts 4 Eternity - Flower, ribbon, bling
Craftykatz - Anything Goes
Fairyknoll - Flowers
Colorlab - Purple, Pink, Green
Shelley's - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Stamp on Kraft
Divas by design - For the girls
Penny's - Anything Goes
Truly Scrumptious - Anything Goes
Sweet Stamps - Birthday
Baby Bud - Punches and Dies

Have a good weekend everyone! 

Monday 16 May 2011

Winner of "Vintage Boutique" Stamp

Evening Peeps,

The winner of the Simply Sassy Blog Hop for the "Vintage Boutique" Stamp, as decided by Random Org is......................

It's you Jayne Howard 

Congratulations Jayne, please email me with your snail mail addy by Sunday 22nd May,  contact details on the top tab

I've been experimenting again!

Hiya Peeps,

If your looking for the Simply Sassy Blog Hop click HERE or scroll down one.

Well, I have admired from afar the work done with prisma pencils on kraft cardstock and really wanted to give it a go, so I decided yesterday that today was the day.   I tried searching the internet for skin combos as I really didn't know what pencils to use, but that search was without success really.  It might of helped if I had actually coloured a whole image using prisma's on white cardstock so at least I would of had some idea, but as I've said before once I get an idea in my head I run with it.  So anyway, my search didn't amount to much so I ended up with a multitude of pencils on my table and as such I still couldn't tell you what I used, lol, so if there's anyone out there that can help me or point me in the right direction I would be obliged.

I love the pastel effect that the prismas give on kraft so I will be continuing my practice and will get braver as I've played it a little safe, but overall I'm pretty pleased with the result.

Image: "Missing You" by Sugar Nellie at Funky Kits HERE
Medium - Prisma Pencils
Kraft Cardstock
Cuttlebug Script Embossing Folder
Stempleglede Sentiment Stamp
Doily from Bizzy Becs
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Swirl Corners are lasercut Chipboard Diecuts from Make It Crafty
Perls from stash
Martha Stewart Branch Bunch

I have entered my card into the following challenges:-

Card Cupids - No patterned paper
Creative Cowgirls - Anything Goes
Emerald Fairies - Anything Goes
One sitch at a time - Anything Goes
ECP Challenge - Pastels
Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Pear Tree Designs - Stamp it up
Crazy Challenge - Green & Pink
Crafty Cardmakers - Embossing
Stamp with Fun - Green and Pink
There's magic in the air - Embossing 

Saturday 14 May 2011

Simply Sassy Release 7 Blog Hop

Morning Peeps,

Well it was touch and go as to whether us girlies was going to be able to bring you this fabulous hop this morning, but thankfully Blogger got it's act together in time.

If you have arrived from Autumn's blog then your on the right track, if not hop on over HERE to start at the beginning.

Be sure to visit all the beautiful DT creations as we are all giving away the stamp that we used and for one lucky commenter my stamp will be "Vintage Boutique", woo hoo!

I have coloured her using my grey tones of copics.

I love this seam binding which goes perfectly with vintage or distressed cards.

Here you can see that gorgeous bouquet of flowers and one of my favourite lasercut chipboard embellishment corners from Make It Crafty.


Image "Vintage Boutique" which is on sale today and availalbe from:-

Papers are Bearly Mine Designs
Dienamics Border Die
Marianne Design Die
Kraft Cardstock
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Lasercut Chipboard Corner Swirls - Make It Crafty
Doily from Bizzy Becs
Lace, Seam Binding, Pearls, Brad, Corrugated cardstock from stash
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts

I have entered my card into the following challenges:-

Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Creative Beli - Something begining with "S", Scripted embossed text
Stamp Something - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - No sentiment
Cute Card Thursday - Distressing
Rainbow Lady - Texture
Southern Girls - Let's hear it for the girls
A spoonful of sugar - Sketch
Scrap Creations - Circles
Tuesdy Throwdown - Diecuts

Next on the hop is the Fabulously Talented Erica.  When you've finished the hop you may want to pop over to the Sugar Nellie blog as a little birdie tells me there maybe something sweet for you there too!

Have fun! 

Wednesday 11 May 2011

It's Punches at Crafts add Me

Morning Peeps,

Another quick post as it's late.  Been a little manic recently and the next 3 days are going to be testing.  I have an ISO Audit so will be spending the next 3 days accompanying the Assessor.  They are long days with very little time to break, so I will be working long hours and as well tomorrow I have to take my son reffing, so no crafting time for me, in fact no time at all.

Anyway after boring you all to death, I'll move swiftly on.  Today at Crafts and Me Challenge the theme chosen by the Fabby Trish is "Punches".  So hop on over and punch with us.

I have used Cinderella by Kraftin' Kimmie available HERE.  She's just one of those stamps a girl has to have!

I have coloured her with copics.

Just wanted to show you this gorgeoous lasercut chipboard flourish available from Make It Crafty, link below.  I have added some acrylic paint, stardust stickles and then distressed it with black soot.  Inky fingers, yep!


Cinderella image by Kraftin' Kimmie available HERE
Papers by Nitwits
Bazill Cardstock
Martha Stewart Punch around the page and frond punch
Tools - Sewing machine
Lasercut Chipboard Flourish from Make It Crafty HERE and now available from Quixotic Paperie HERE
Flowers from Wild Orchid Craft
Seam Binding, Stickles, Pearls, Lace from Stash
Shoe charm 99p shop

Oh and before I go, gosh this was meant to be a quick post honest, we are having a Sugar Nellie Simply Sassy Blog on Saturday 08:00, you certainly won't want to miss this one that's for sure, so pop a note in your diary.

Have a good week and wish me luck, lol.

If I have entered my card into your challenge and  you can't see it listed below,  I apologise but I entered my card into the challenges on Thursday evening and Blogger lost everything that had been amended on Thursday evening, so I am going from memory here:-

Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad - spots/dots
Crafting Life's Pieces - Sketch
Creative Beli - "S" for Shoe
Simon Says Stamp and Show -
Paper Shelter - black, white + 1
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes

Tuesday 10 May 2011

Vintage Easels at Bearly Mine

Morning Peeps,

Another two weeks have passed and it's time for another challenge at Bearly Mine and this week's theme is "Vintage Easels". I have used Tilda with Big Bow, isn't she just gorgeous. Sorry lots of pictures and not a lot of words, busy, busy, busy.

I love Easel cards but I always forget how hard they are to photograph and truly show them justice.

I have used Vintage Lace, from Bearly Mine Designs (link below) which is one of my favourites.

And below you can see the little postcard.  I really can't remember where I got this little stamp but isn't it gorgeous.

Image - Tilda with BigBow by Magnolia
Papers are Vintage Lace by Bearly Mine available HERE 
Doily from Bizzy Becs
Lace, muslin, pearls, postcard stamp from stash
Film Strip Stamp by Tim Holtz
White Acrylic Paint
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Martha Stewart Frond Punch
Lasercut Chipboard from Make It Craft
Sentiment from Lili of the Valley
Kraft Cardstock

I would like to enter this Easel into the following challenges:-

Samuel Taylor - Flowers and Bling
Shelly's Images - Sweet and Girly
Crafty Anns - Birthday
FairyFun - For the Girls
Just Magnolia - Anything Goes
Polkadoodle - Easel
Raise the Bar - Flower Power
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes

Monday 9 May 2011

Sneek Peek - One Classy Lady

Morning Peeps,

Hope you've all had a fab weekend, I've spent mine most catching up on DT cards, so lucky me I've had a crafty weekend, with the exception of having to do the boring housework, in fact I haven't stepped oustide the door since I came home from work on Friday, lol.  Think I'm becoming a recluse!

Anyway, look what I have for you today.  A sneek peek at one of the stamps from Release 7. Yayyyyyyyy I hear you say.  And isn't she a sassy girl?  This stamp is called 5th Avenue and will be available from Funky Kits on Saturday, yep, that soon.  All the DT Girls have received their Release 7 Stamps in record time so we will be showing the whole release in a hop on Saturday, so be sure to check the Sassy blog for details.

I've followed the sketch over at the Sugar Bowl and added my own touch as I do.

So what do you think?

Materials used:-

Image 5th Avenue - will be available from Sugar Nellie at Funky Kits HERE
Papers - Nitwits
Corrugated Cardboard  distressed with vintage photo ink and painted with lilac acrylic paint
Lace and seam binding, Start Dust Stickles from stash
Magnolia Doohickey Die
Martha Stewart Punch around the page
Sentiment  and stamp die - Whimsey Stamps
Lasercut chipboard corners - Make It Crafty
Butterfly - K & Co

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

The Cheerful Stamp Pad - Girls with their curls
Come and get it - Birthdays
Creative Inspirations - Glitz & Bling
Let's ink it up - Embellish it
Scrappy Frogs - Anything Goes
2 Sisters - Distressing
Catch the bug - Anything Goes
Mami Doodles - Let's Get Girly
Southern Girls - Let's hear it for the girls
Sugar Bowl - Sketch
Claudia & Co - Butterfly
Digital Tuesday - Ribbon & Lace (papers are digital)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Craft your passion - checks, plaids or gingham 
Cupcake Craft - Gingham & Roses 
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes 


Saturday 7 May 2011

Seeing Dots Children's Challenge at Make It Colourful

Morning Peeps,

Just popped on to let you know that it's time for Make It Colourful's Children's Challenge and this time round we want to see dots.  My niece Chelsea, aged 10, has done a card and I know you lovely followers did me proud last time by hopping on over to leave her some love, so can I ask you to do the same again for me this time. I won't spoil it by posting her card on here but I know she has worked hard, and believe me she does it all on her own, coloured within the lines, all the cutting, so I am very proud of her.  So if you could spare a minute click HERE.

Thanks and have a good weekend.

Friday 6 May 2011

Lil Victorian Steampunk Lylah and Lestat

Woo Hoo Peeps, I'm part of the Tickled Pink Stamps Blog Hop celebrating the Lil Victorian  Steampunk new release.  If you scroll back you'll see a couple of previews that I have done this week.  Now if you have arrived from Alberto's blog then your on the right track, if not you'll want to hop over HERE to start the hop as there are two fabulous prizes on offer that you won't want to miss:-

1. Full Set of 6 Rubber Stamps and Sentiments
2. Full Set of Digital Stamps

Right onto the really important stuff, lol, my card for the ocassion:-

 This is Lil Victorian Steampunk Lylah and Lestat. I really have had fun with these images.

A close up of the couple. Coloured with copics and then I used the warm grey prisma pencils to just add that old fashioned touch.

Lylah and Lestat by Tickled Pink Stamps available HERE
Film Strip is part of a Tim Holtz Stamp
Lasercut Chipboard Cogs and Double Heart available from Make It Crafty
Papers by Websters
Magnolia Doohickey Die for the border & Fencing
Martha Stewart Frond Punch
Corrugated Carboard coated with white acrylic paint
Flowers from WOC
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Lace, Pearls, Stickles Star Dust, Seam Binding and chain from stash

I have entered this card into the following challenges:-

Bah Humbug - Going Green (cardboard box) 
Raise the Bar - Flower Power 
Stamp Something - Use a digi 
Wags n Whiskers - Use Die/Punch 
Art Impressions Stamps - Bling, Glitter & Sparkle 
Craft us crazy - Mothers Day and/or Flowers (i've gone for the flowers) 
ABC Challenge - T (two or more images)
Divas by design - Anything Goes 
Creative Craft - Recycle (cardboard box) 
Crafty Cardmakers - Steampunk 
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes 

Next on the hop is Tasha, have fun!