Sunday 31 July 2011

A Breezy Day

Morning Peeps,

I have posted today my first card for Copic Maker Europe and if you haven't hopped over you really should, there's tips, tutorials, an awesome design team oozing inspiration, not sure why I'm on it, lol, colour charts and everything you need to know about copics, so hop on over and follow and of course a little support wouldn't go amiss.  I have used a Hanglar image and I apologise for the amount of pictures but I always find Easels and Stair Steps difficult to photograph as you know so there are several so you don't miss any of the little details, and I'm certainly a girl who loves her embellishments.

If you click on the pictures you will get a better view.

I did warn you , more pictures and more embellishments!

Isn't she just adorable. I drew the scattered clouds using my copics.

This is the back. I have made a pocket and popped two tags in so you can write your message and stamp a sentiment if required.

And here's the copics I used.

Medium Copics as above picture
Image by Hanglar & Stanglar
Papers by Pion
Go Kreate Die
Magnolia Doohickety Tag, Swirl Heart, Fence Die
Green, Blue and White Acrylic paint 
Leaves and butterfly are lasercut chipboard embellishments from Make It Crafty/Quixotic Paperie
Flowers and seam binding from stash
Tickets and Distress ink from Tim Holtz
Mini buttons (on tags on back of card)

I have entered my card into the following challenges:-

Just Magnolia and Stanglar - Buttons, Bows and Blooms
Craftyanns - Summertime
Fashionista Friday - Summer
Phindys Place - Diecuts
Wags n Whiskers - Buttons and Bows
4 Crafty Chicks - Bling
Little Miss Muffett - Summer

Hope I have inspired you today and thank you for any comments that you may leave.


Tuesday 26 July 2011

Lost in Music

Morning Peeps,

I hope you enjoyed the Simply Sassy Blog Hop over the weekend, you gals certainly love your Sassy's and I'd like to thank you all for such wonderful comments that were left for me and my teamies. Krista's designs certainly get better and better with each release, I'm looking forward to no. 10.

Well today is my last guest design post for Papertake Weekly and the theme is a sketch.  Hopefully you still need some inspiration, and today I have used another new release Simply Sassy  "Lost in Music" and I know you all loved this image and so I do. I can see lots of uses for this one.

Here's the sketch that I followed over at Papertake Weekly:-

Here's my interpretation of the sketch, which I have flipped.

This is me with my ipod on when I'm in the gymn. Only not as relaxed, bright as a beetroot and panting for breath, lol.

Lost in Music available from Funky Kits HERE
Medium - Copics 
Papers by Prima
Dienamics border die
Flowers from stash
Sentiment is whiff of joy

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

Cheeful Stampad - Going round in circles
Oh la la - Circles
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
2 Sisters - Anything Goes
Colour Me Creative - Red, Aqua,  White or Cream
Totally Gorjuss - Punch or Die
Papercutz - Anything Goes 

Monday 25 July 2011

Winner of the Simply Sassy Blog Hop

Evening Peeps,

Just hopping on here to announce the winner from the Simply Sassy Blog Hop.  As you know we each get to choose a winner from the comments left and I have used Random Org which came up with..........


Congratulations Uta, please EMAIL me with your snail mail address by next Monday.

Many, many thanks for all your wonderful comments, hope you enjoyed the hop!

Saturday 23 July 2011

Strike A Post

Morning Peeps,

It's time for another Simply Sassy Blog Hop showcasing Release 9, and again I'm sure you wont be disappointed.  If you have arrived from our special guest Elaine, then your on the right track.  If not hop on over HERE to get started.

I have used the image "Strike A Pose".  She so reminds me of my daughter who never seems to be able to have her picture taken without some sort of pose, but then again all the girls in her pictures are the same, pouting and posing, lol.

You can't see all the steps so I have tried to take photo's from different angles. 

Simply Sassy Strike A Pose - click on the picture below
Papers by Pion
Bazzil cardstock
Magnolia Doohickey Doily flowers, butterfly and heart swirl
Leaves and dragonfly (lefthand back step) are lasercut chipboard pieces from Make It Crafty and Quixotic Paperie
Green and Pink Acrylic Paint
Tim Holtz Film Strip Stamp
Staz on ink, flowers and accetate from stash
Cardbase from Whichcraft UK
Release 9 is available to purchase today from Funky Kits click on the picture to go shopping.  

Remember to leave a comment on all the DT posts by noon GMT on Monday as we each have a stamp to give away, woo hoo.

Wait..... before you go, if anyone is interested there is a new blog, Marianne Designs HERE , hop on over for all the deets.

Next on the hop is the fabulous Erica. Have fun.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:-
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
2 Sisters - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Punch or Die
Papercutz - Anything Goes 
Crafty Cardmakers - Butterflies
Happileigh Scrapping - Shaped Card
Little Claires - Things with Wings

Wednesday 20 July 2011

Butterflies in my hair

Me again Peeps,

Just a quickie as I'm meant to be celebrating our 25th Wedding Anniversary so I'm trying to schedule this post without him seeing, hehehe. I did get a card from him saying "on our wedding anniversary" and he had to handwrite 25th inbetween the our and wedding, good old Tesco Express.  Not really up to my quality I think!  However I did receive a dozen red roses, so he is slightly forgiven but still has alot of sucking up to do.

Right, quick, I must get on with this post.  My card today is for our challenge over at Crafts and Me and the lovely Teresa has chosen the theme of "add a flower".  Well this was really hard for me, not. Gosh I'm rambling again, right here you go.........

Isn't the image by Jasmine Beckett Griffiths gorgeous!   Sorry I haven't got a pic of the copics, I've been working on so many images on my desk this month that they all got mixed up and when I did get organised to take a picture my camera had no battery in, grrrrrrr.

Image "Butterflies in my hair" by Jasmine Beckett Griffiths available from Crafts and Me
Medium Copics 
papers by prima
Birdcage Die and Fluted rolled flowers are Marianne Design Dies
Tim Holtz Picket Fence Crackle paint (used on the birdcage) 
Leafs and Fence and Swirl are Magnolia Doohickey Dies
Lace, Pearls from stash
Ticket from Tim Holtz
White acrylic paint (unspilt this time)

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

7 Kids College - Texture   (crackle paint and acrylic paint)
Craft Room - Butterflies
Happileigh - Make your own embellishment (rolled flowers)
Magical Monday - Texture
One stitch at a time - Flowers
Sugar Creek - Winged Things

See you on Saturday for the Simply Sassy Blog Hop!

Tuesday 19 July 2011

Week 3 GDT Papertake Weekly

Hiya Peeps,

Well I managed to get all the white acrylic paint out of my hair, lol.  Here's the card I was working on at the time.  It's my third week into my guest spot at Papertake Weekly where the theme is "All things Cute" and the perfect chance for me to ink up my new Candy Pip from Funky Kits.  I think she's cute......

I picked out the aqua and pink colours from the gorgeous prima papers, loving these at the moment and followed the sketch over at the Sugar bowl.

It's also my 25th wedding anniversary today, gosh I can't believe I've been married that long, I was a child bride, lol.


Image "Jelly Pip" available from Funky Kits
Medium - Copics 
Papers by Prima
Magnolia Doohickey Die
Seam binding from Really Reasonable Ribbons
 Doily, lace, flowers, pins, brad, pearls, corrugated card from stash
Loads of acrylic paint
Corners is a quickutz die 
Ticket by Tim Holtz

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-
Really Reasonable Ribbons - Shades of Aqua
Heart to Heart - Doilies and Lace 
The Sugar Bowl - Sketch
Simon Says - Anything Goes 

Monday 18 July 2011

Simply Sassy Sneek Peek Apple of my Eye

Morning Peeps,

Where does the weekend go.  Seriously you blink and you miss it.  I did manage to do an hour in the gymn on Saturday, goodness knows what's come over me and yesterday I visited my niece and the new addition to the family, baby Nikita.  She's gorgeous, so now I'm a Great Aunt!

I also had a little accident with acrylic paint, oh my word.  I only needed a little for the project so I unscrewed the lid. Biggggggg mistake.  I knocked the bottle off the table and it landed upright.  Good you may think. Notttt. It hit the floor with such speed that the contents splurted up and covered me, my sewing machine, printer, radiator and the carpet. Opps!  As i woke up early I just put on my hubbys T-shirt and my linen trousers and went to my craftroom whilst everyone was still sleeping, so my hubby's black Firetrap T-shirt now has splatters of white paint all over it. I was so lucky it didn't splatter the cards I had on the side, typical crafter more worried about my cards than OH's T-shirt. Who would of thought there was that much in a bottle, lol.  My hair still has white streaks, lol.

I have a little sneek peek for you. This is Apple of my Eye and will be available on Saturday from Funky Kits.


Image "Apple of my Eye" Funky Kits from Sat 23rd July
Pion Papers
Lasercut Chipboards leaves, corners, flower centre in ribbon by Make It Crafty/Quixotic Paperie
Acrylic Paint
Martha Stewart border punch
Magnolia Butterfly Die
Magnolia fence die
Sentiment is Whimsey
Bling, ribbon and flowers from stash

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:-
CLP- Sketch
Stamps R Us - Through the garden gate
Dream Valley - Summer
One stitch at a time - Flowers
Scrappyfrog - Summer Flowers
Fussy and Fancy - Summer
Simon Says - Anything Goes 

Saturday 16 July 2011

Genevieve an a New Challenge Blog

Morning Peeps,

Oh I went to see Harry Potter last night with my son, and wow has 3D come on since I last saw it in my plastic pink and blue glasses, lol.  Technology hey, now I'm feeling my age.

It's time for another challenge at Make It Colourful and I have teamed my MIC background image, well two actually, I used the Moon and Bats from the Eerie scene and paired it with the Crooked Fence and added the beautiful Hannah Lynn Genevieve from Crafts and Me.  The challenge theme is to colour with with colours other than the usual, browns, blondes, blacks etc.  So out come the purples.....

 The sewing machine popped out again to stitch the panels.  The swirly corners are those fabulous Lasercut Chipboard embellishements from Make It Crafty and also available here in the UK from Quixotic Paperie.

Here's a pic of the Eerie Scene and Crooked Fence available from Make It Crafty.  I masked the moon and then used my airbrush to create the background using the Cool Greys and Lilac's.

Before I go I wanted to put the word out that my teamie Amy is starting a new challenge blog where you can show off your Marianne Designs Dies, woo hoo.  Click on the picture below to take you there.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:-
Scrap Creations - 2 DP's and at least 2 different Embellishments 
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes 
Do You Stack Up - Stitching 
Colour Me Creative - Favourite Copic Technique (airbrushing) 
Our Craft Lounge - chipboard 
Crafty Sentiments - Stitching 
Rainbow Lady's - A stitch in time 

Have a good weekend everyone.

Thursday 14 July 2011

Make It Crafty and Tiddyly Inks Launch

Morning Peeps,

Just wanted to pop on here and tell ya that the huge release of steampunk images from both Make It Crafty and Tiddly Inks have come together for a huge launch and a fun I spy game, I didn't have the the time to play unfortunately but didn't want you to miss out on all the fun, so hop on over HERE to join in.


Start Mix n’ Matching with Tiddly Inks and Make it Crafty straight away as you grab the super bargain of 15% OFF!!


Tuesday 12 July 2011

Naughty or Nice

Morning Peeps,

Well another hour or so in the gymn last night and 350 calories burnt off.  I tell ya it certainly makes you think twice about eating a Mars bar when you realise how hard it is to work off 350 calories, lol.  Today is my second week as Guest at Papertake Weekly and I have used the last of my Sugar Nellie Simply Sassy Christmas Set Stamps and you know what that means...... yep next time it will be a sneek peek....... The image is called "Puppy Love" and is available from Funky Kits HERE.

I have again created another scene, which is a bit weird trying to create that warm feel with the snow outside when in reality it's a lovely summer's day.  Nevertheless I now have 7 Christmas cards done and I'm well pleased with that.

I've made a stair step card. The background images are from Make It Crafty and being digital enabled me to create the wallpaper and flooring using digital papers.   I cut the window out and added some snow mesh and backed it with blue card.  Hopefully it looks like it's snowing outside whilst she is sitting in a nice cosy living room in front of the fire.

Image Puppy Love available from Funky Kits HERE
Background Images from Make It Crafty
 Medium - Copics
Marianne Design Poinsetta Die & Leaves
Acrylic Paint

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

One stitch at a time - Anything Goes
Craft your days away - Fancy Folds
Sweet Stampin - Cute and Cuddly
World Play - Christmas/Winter
Cardmad Fairy - Must use a digi and animal
Stampin with the dragon - Christmas in July
Craft us crazy - Christmas in July
Moving along with the times - Christmas in July
ShellysImages - Celebrate
House that stamps built - Christmas in July
Little Red Wagon - Christmas in July

Have a good week.

Saturday 9 July 2011

The Butterfly Garden & Some News

Morning Peeps,

How are we all? It seems an age since my last post, although it was only Wednesday, lol.  Well I've done a session in the gymn and surprised myself by not being as unfit as I thought I was, I certainly gave it some wellie that's for sure and me liitle legs were like jelly when I came out, but I made it home in one piece.

Today at Make It Colourful the theme is to "Add pleats and folds" to your image and this week we are being sponsored by Magnolialicious, so a good excuse for me to use a Tilda, hehehe.  I've made an easel card with some gorgeous papers from Prima and Pion.  I have used a background image from Make It Crafty that is so new it hasn't been released and I don't have a date yet.  So watch out for the future new release as these backgrounds go great with all your images and will be perfect for the summer.

I stamped Tilda on to my card stock and masked her off and the put her through the printer to print the Make It Crafty "Tulip Garden", but don't tell Zoe but she's standing on the beetle, oops!  Do you see the little snail there on the lefthandside.  So cute, so watch out for more of these backgrounds.

 I cut out the butterflys in the paper and positioned the main image panel underneath.  You can see this better in the side view of the card.

 This is the base panel.

You can see how I did the butterflies better in this sideview.

Now for my news...... I have been asked to join the new Copic Europe Blog.  Woo Hoo. Hop on over and become a follower so you don't miss anything, the new team will be bringing you inspiration, tutorials, videos and more and they are all awesome!  Click on the blinkie below to go to the blog.

My Card Ingredients:-

Tulip Garden by Make It Crafty - Not yet released, a very early sneek peek
Lasercut Chipboard Corners by Make It Crafty 
Image is Hello Little Butterfly available from Magnolialicious HERE
Medium - Copics
Papers by Prima and Pion
Disressed using Vintage Photo distress ink
Magnolia Doohickey Fence Die
Martha Stewart Frond Punch
Magnolia Tag Die
Marianne Design  Flower Die 
Flowers from WOC 
Seambinding Ribbon, Pearls and Doily from stash

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

TOMIC - Easel Card
Create4fun - Sketch
Simply Magnolia - Anything Goes
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Summer Flowers
Totally Tilda - Distressed
Sir Stamp Alot - Anything Goes 

Wednesday 6 July 2011

Queen of Halloween

Morning Peeps,

Well I did it.  I am fully fledged gymn member again and I hope to go straight from work tonight and get an hour in.  I think the first time will be a bit intimidating, but I have to get over that and get on with it and I know it won't be long before I love it, you know all those dolphines floating around, lol, you know I mean endorphines.

Anyways Peeps, it's time for the Rockin Rubbah team to demonstrate our skills at Crafts and Me and this week's theme is "Your favourite Stamp".  Well with so many new ones hitting the crafts and me store it's quite hard to choose, but I decided on inking up Jasmine Beckett's new Queen of Halloween available HERE.

What do you think?


Image Queen of Halloween by Crafts and Me HERE
Papers by Pion
Retro punches
Magnolia Doohickey 
Cheesecloth, acrylic paint, Brad and Pearls from Stash
Marianne Design swirls
Sentiment is LOTV
Sewing Machine for stitching

I'd like to enter my Queen of Halloween into the following challenges:-

Creative Craft - Pretty Blossoms 
Partytime Tuesday - Square Cards 
Riley&Co - Dies and Punches

Hopefully you won't here from me until Saturday.

Tuesday 5 July 2011

Guest at Papertake Weekly

Hiya Peeps,

It's me again. I'm worn out and with good intentions this week of joining the gymn.  Even more to juggle in my life but something that needs to be done! Onwards and Upwards as they say...  I was asked sometime ago if I would Guest Design for Papertake Weekly which I had to put off until now, due to my busy workload,  but now they have me for the whole of July so I hope I was worth waiting for, lol.........

The theme for this week's challenge is Anything Goes with the option of Buttons.  The sponsor this week is Lili of the Valley so what better excuse was there to use one of my gorgeous LOTV stamps.  Although I've just realised I haven't coloured the spots on her hat, lol, never mind.

Aren't they just soooooo cute.

Here's a close up of the lasercut chipboard dragonfly coated in black acrylic paint.  Very intricate wouldn't you agree.  You can get these lasercut chippies from Make It Crafty and Quixotic Paperie.

Image by Lili of the Valley
Papers by Websters
Lasercut Chipboard Pieces (corners, dragonfly and swirl flourish) from Make It Crafty or Quixotic Paperie
Lace, Seam Binding, Brad from stash
Flowers from 99p shop and WOC
Martha Stewart PATP

I have entered my card into the following challenges:-
Craft your passion - Anything Goes
Oh La La - Summer Flowers
Squigglefly - Summer
DreamValley - Ribbon
Stamptacular - 2 of something (corner flourishes)
Challenge up your life - 1 Die, 1 Lace, 1 Brad
Alphabet - I for Insects
Wags n Whiskers - Summertime
Lili of the Valley - Celebrate
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes 

Monday 4 July 2011

Christmas in July

Morning Peeps,

Hope you all had a fab weekend.  I had to go shopping to Tesco on a Saturday afternoon, all I can say is never again!  I hate shopping at the best of times. Yesterday me and OH went out on our bikes, a gentle 6 mile ride..... NOT.  Hubby's idea of short cuts again, up steep hills, sharp left and up a vertical rock hard mud  hill, so much so I nearly fell off me bike, well actually nearly a couple of times.  We were going up a one way street so had to go on the path and got stuck behind two people so I came to an abrupt stop and as I can't quite touch the ground with my feet I nearly fell into the road, lol.  Anyways, 355 calories burnt off so it had its plus points.

Anyways, are you guys having problems with Blogger, I can't leave comments, sometimes my page is all over the place.  I usually swtich browser but it seems to be a problem on both that I use. Grrrrrr.

Today's card is for the Simply Sassy Inspiration Blog and I have used All Wrapped Up available HERE.


Image by Sugar Nellie "All Wrapped Up" available from Funky Kits HERE 
Medium - Copics 
Snowflakes and corners are lasercut chipboard pieces available from Make It Crafty and Quixotic Paperie
Martha Stewart Branch Punch
Puff Paint heated to create snow
Magnolia Doohickey Die

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

Allsorts - Free & Easy
Catch the bug - Anything Goes 
Ellephantastic - Celebrations 
Our Creative Corner - 4th of July or christmas in july 
The Artistic Stamper - Hot colours 
Bling it on - Anything Goes 
Card & Scrap - Punches/Dies (Christmas Tree is made using Branch punch) 
Cupcake craftroom - Polka dots (Top and bow) 
The Stampsmith - Christmas 
Winter Wonderland - Pick 3: patterned paper, 1 charm, ribbon, snowflakes, buttons, gemstones, brads. 
For Fun - Christmas 

Friday 1 July 2011

Just Because

Hiya Peeps,

A quick post from me.  My mojo has been missing and I'm struggling and with around 14 cards to get done in July it's really not the right time to go walkabouts, grrrrrrrrrr.

I have today got for you one of the new Hannah Lynn Stamps called Sweet Selina available HERE at Crafts and Me.  Wow, isn't she gorgeous, but then again aren't all Hannah Lynn Stamps just beautiful?

Now it's that time of the year where the Rubbah DT are making cards for the forthcoming show so limited embellishments are called for....... well you know I struggle with that so this is kinda minimal for me, but Teresa knows that I try, lol. 

Here's a close up of this beauty.


Image "Sweet Selina" from Crafts and Me HERE 
Papers from Websters
Magnolia Doohickey Swirl
Martha Stewart Butterfly punch
Sentiment is Whimsey Stamps
Quickutz Corner Die
lace, pearls, Doily from stash

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

Shellys Images - Recycle (corrugated cardboard/doily)
Divas by design - diecuts
Crazy Challenge - Beautiful women
Critter - (2 different colours of card, 1 prima or paper flower, 1 image, 1 sentiment)
Make It Monday with Kraft - Something old (quickutz die) something new (image)

That's it from me. Have a good weekend.