Tuesday 31 January 2012

Campfire Fun

Hi Everyone,

Before I get onto my card today, I have a new blogger to introduce you to.  I have got to know Kath since she purchased some Envelope Boxes from me and I seemed to have persuaded her to start her own blog.  If you can remember back to talking to yourself when you did your first post, it's a strange feeling starting off, so if you have some time to spare can you hop on over and welcome Kath to blogland.

My card today is my BunnyZoe DT card to show you using this Whiff of Joy cheeky chappie and this image is called Campfire Fun and its on SALE at BunnyZoe!  Right now I'd love to be sitting round that fire as I am feeling a little chilly.

Here's a close up.

  I had difficulty getting a decent photograph.  I think the top one shows the colouration of the image better but the bottom one shows the shape of the card better.  

Image Whiff of Joy Campfire Fun on SALE right now
Papers by Prima Madeline
Martha Stewart Frond Punch (Nikki can order in for you)

Sunday 29 January 2012

Lil Gods LeStat

Good morning Peeps,

Hope everyone is having a great weekend.  I'm feeling a little bit better than I was yesterday and now I have so much to catch up on, grrrrrrrrrr.  Today Tickled Pink are sponsoring Paper Sundaes who have the theme of "Valentines" for their challenge this week so a few of us at Tickled Pink have joined in.  Hop on over to Paper Sundaes to feast your eyes on inspiration.  I have used Lil Gods LeStat for my card and as you know I don't do many "men" cards, but I did add a couple of flowers, oops!

Lil Greek Gods Lestat available from Tickled Pink Stamps or BunnyZoe
Stempleglede grunge stamp around the edges of the image

Saturday 28 January 2012

Elisabeth J

Hi again Peeps,

I know I can be compared to the buses today, none for a couple of days and then two come at once, lol.  I would of posted this yesterday but I wasn't happy with the quality of the photos so waited until today.  But I'm sure you'll agree she was worth posting.

This is Elisabeth J from Make It Crafty and the theme at Make It Colourful for this fortnightly challenge is "using your Reds".  I have coloured her using my copics R35, R37, R39, R89 and my black prisma pencil for additional shading.

A little closer......................
 And a close up of the Make it crafty chipboard needle and spool embellisments.

I embossed the needle with silver embossing powder and I painted the spool with black acrylic paint to match my project.

Image Elisabeth J Stamp from Make It Crafty
Papers are Basic Grey
Tim Holtz Stickers
Flowers wild orchid crafts
Doily and Lace from stash

Have a good weekend.

Crazy4challenges - layer it on
Drunken Stampers - something new (stamp)
Stamp, Scrap, Doodle - Anything Goes


Hi Peeps,

Feeling a little under the weather today, wasn't sure if I was just aching from my gym session or something more, but upon waking this morning its definitely the latter.  Have loads to get done but at least the dreaded housework is out of the way.

Today's card is using another stunning image from Zindy Nielsen at Crafts and Me.  She is called "Believe" and I have for a change I got my pencils out and coloured on kraft cardstock.

 Gorgeous papers are by Pion.

Isn't she beautiful.

Have a good weekend everyone.

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

Crazy for challenges - layer it on
Drunken stampers - Something new (stamp)
Marks Finest Papers - At least 4 layers
Card makin mama's - something old (lace)
Patties Creations - Embossing
Stampin for the weekend - Embossing
Charisma - Pretty in pink
Moving along with the times - Blooming Marvelous
Paper play - Lovely Lace

Wednesday 25 January 2012

Australian Day Sale at Tickled Pink

Hi Peeps,

Kellie is having a 24 hour sale over at Tickled Pink where you could pick up your rubber stamps with 40% off, yep 40%, wow and not forgetting the digi's, they get 15% off.

Saturday 21 January 2012

Pion Paper Candy

Hi Peeps,

Just popped on to let you know that Pion are celebrating their first anniversary and are offering some Pion papers as candy.  Click on the picture to head over to the site.

Hope your all having a good weekend.

Thursday 19 January 2012

Lil Greek Gods Willow

Hi Peeps,

I know I have done a few posts this week, thank goodness we had some time over the Christmas period hey. I have another preview for you today of the Lil Greek Gods Willow, isn't she gorgeous.  This release is just out of this world with so many possibilities and the DT have done such an awesome job as each and everyone is soo different. Don't forget to check out the DT's work HERE.

I think I should of photographed my card onto a pink background instead of white ummmmmmm. 

  And here's the little star of the show coloured with copics and prismas.  

The butterfly is the new release of Marianne Design Creatables, it is absolutely BEAUTIFUL, link below.

The fench and little birdie are part of the new Marianne Design Creatables FENCE consisting of the bird, fence and the little bird house shown below.

Lil Greek Gods Willow available from 20th Jan from Tickled Pink Stamps or BunnyZoe in the UK
Martha Stewart Love heart border punch
Cheesecloth from stash

Wednesday 18 January 2012

Pure as Snow

Hi Peeps,

I would just like to say a warm welcome to my new followers, waving to you.  I would also like to say I have been so busy that I haven't got round to leaving you all some love lately.  I did try to catch up in my lunch hour on my iphone but experienced white screens which some are saying is due to your internet browser but on my phone it's Safari, so not sure if its the same problem?

It's Wednesday, half way through the week and I can honestly say I knackered, don't know why but I haven't been sleeping well lately, too much on my mind I think.  I have some personal stuff going on that I haven't wanted to bore you all with, my Mum's been ill, my Mother in law went into hospital boxing day but she's doing well now and sadly my Brother-in-law being diagnosed with kidney disease to name but a few.

I have to go straight to the gym tonight, I've been so busy I only managed twice last week and I really need to make it 3 times a week, I want to get extra fit as I'm aiming to do the London to Brighton Bike Ride in June, yikes.

Today over at Crafts and Me we have a challenge that I haven't seen very often, actually I'm not sure if I have seen it anywhere at all, anyway, Gina is challenging us to use those "Pins".  I have used our new artist Zindy Nielsen's "First Snow", Wow I love these images and I also decided to her colour black and white.  I used all my grays ranging from C9 through to C00.

I have only used one paper which is an embossed vellum by Papermania, very beautiful and it glitters too.

I hand drew the little trees at the back just like in Zindy's original.

Hope you like it and as always I look forward to your comments.

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

cupcake craftroom - anything goes
Freshly brewed - something new (stamp and red flowers)
Deep ocean challenge - Sparkling/Glitter (glitter embossed vellum)
My time to craft - favourite embellishment (flowers)
Cupcake craft - Born on a winters day
Creative craft - Winters day
Let's ink it up - Anything Goes

Tuesday 17 January 2012

Lil Greek Gods Lolita Orpheus Kellita

Hi Peeps,

I'm back again with another preview for Tickled Pink Stamps and this is Lil Greek Lolita Orpheus Kellita. I've really enjoyed playing with this release and the one great thing about the Tickled Pink Stamps, well actually two, not only Christina Dee's design, but the size of the stamp.  Love them! Anyway back to my card....

I have coloured her using my copics and I have used some prismas for shading.

Hop on over to the Tickled Pink Blog, you certainly won't be disappointed with the creations from the DT, I'm certainly in awe I can tell ya. The release date for the collection is 20th January.

Lil Greek Gods Lolita Orpheus Kellita from Tickled Pink Stamps or BunnyZoe in the UK
Medium Copics/Prismas
Roses are Marianne Design available HERE
Check paper is Pion
Large 8mm  pearls available HERE
Pearl swirls, lace and feather from stash

Stamp and create - Anything goes
Dream Valley - Anything Goes
Lets ink it up - Anything Goes
One stitch at a time - Anything Goes

Monday 16 January 2012

Something NEW at Marianne Designs

Hiya Peeps,

Where do the weekends go.......... I don't know why, and I'm guessing it's cos I'm a crafter, lol, but there are never enough hours in the day. With working full time and crafting, I really could do with someone else doing my housework and cooking the meals.  Think I may have to wait until I win the lottery though.

Hope you've all had a fab weekend. I looked after my friends dog on Friday night, which was a real treat for Ollie, my 6 month old puppy, but he never let up.  Poor Kira (friend's dog) she probably slept the whole weekend recovering from Ollie's relentless chase me chase me game.  But all that play has taken its toll on my house, with half the garden now in my kitchen, dining and living rooms, yikes! Good job I didn't do the housework before she arrived.

We went for a lovely walk in the woods, well actually a two hour walk and I was soooo surprised by the amount of people out the freezing temperatures, lovely to see.  We even had to queue at the outside cafe for a coffee for 20 mins and even the icecream van had business.  I guess it made up for me not making the gym this weekend.

Today for our monthly challenge over at Marianne's Divas, with the theme of "NEW", I have used one of the New Snoesjes stamps from Marianne Designs January release.  Aren't they cute.  You can purchase this "with present" stamp along with the other newly released images at Bunny Zoe.

Saturday 14 January 2012

Lil Greek Gods Lolita Athena Lilith - Tickled Pink Preview

Hi Peeps,

We have a little treat for you today as today starts the previews over at Tickled Pink of the Lil Greek Gods range of stamps and first up is Lolita Athena Lilith.  I've enjoyed working with these stamps and I am sure they will be a hit as they are soooo different.

I have coloured using my copic markers, of course and blues are my favourite colour, just love it.  In fact I saw a jacket in New Look today in the sale in this colour and I was really tempted to get it.

I would love to know what you think and don't forget to check out the awesome creations of my teamies on the Tickled Pink Blog

Lil Greek Gods Lolita Athena Lilith available 
Papers are Pion Design
Quicktutz corner
Flat backed pearl BunnyZoe
Martha Stewart Frond Punch
Large Cream Rose is Wild Orchid Crafts

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

2 Sisters - Use metal
Secret Crafter - Anything Goes with Blue
Crafty Catz - New (image)
Little Miss Muffet - New (stamp)

Friday 13 January 2012

Add Grass at Make It Colourful

Hi Peeps,

Yayy its Friday, my favourite day of the week and in particualr today as we are around friends for dinner tonight.

Today we have a new challenge at Make It Colourful which is to add grass.  I also posted my card on the Copic Marker Europe blog and also in case you didn't know, we now have challenges on the Copic Marker Europe blog where you could win 3 copic sketch markers, so definitely worth having a go.

I have these gorgeous papers by Prima and as usual I have matched my paper to my copic marker chart in order to find the colours that match the papers the best.  I have chosen many colours as I stamped this image with the intention of practicing with all these colours, but as I experimented I liked how it turned out so decided to use it for my card.

The image is one of the new fairies from Make it Crafty called Elven Samenah. My only regret is that I didn't make the digi image bigger but I had spent so much time playing with my copics adding the different colours that it was too late to do another image. I have also kept my design simpler to my usual style as the papers were so pretty that I didn't want to cover them up.

I experimented with the wings adding oranges, yellow and greens. 

I added in the grass by holding my pens upright and flicking in different directions and using different shades of the greens and the Yellow Greens.

Here's the copics that I used:-

I hope i've inspired you and look forward to reading your comments.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-
Bloggers - Wings and Things
Fairytale - Something New
Craftuscrazy - Options but I have gone for anything new
My Mum's craft shop - Girls
Heartsong inspirations - Border punch or torn paper

Wednesday 4 January 2012

First Snow

Hi Peeps,

Hope you all had a blast welcoming in the New Year.  I went to friends and was so tired I fell asleep on the sofa around 2am and they kept waking me up until eventually I insisted I went to bed at 4am.  I left them to it, but guess who was better off the next morning...... hehehe.

I saw the challenge over at Colour Me Creative of Gold, Cream and White and really wanted to give this ago. My Crafts and Me DT stamps have only just arrived, I thought Mr Postie had taken up crafting, so thought I would use this beautiful image by the new designer Zindy Nielsen called "First Snow".  This image would suit Christmas as well as Winter birthdays or any winter ocassional card for that matter.

Lots of texture again from me, snowtex and the Make It crafty lasercut chipboard leaves and a helping of distress crackle paint too.

My favourite Tim Holtz on the edge snowflake die was itching to get another outing, lol.  I added a second layer of gold snowflakes too.

And.... these are my first photo's at night with YES, my craft light that I got for Christmas.  Much better than my usual effort, although you can't beat natural light.

As well as Colour Me Creative I would also like to enter my card into the following challenges:-

Simon Says - Something New (image)
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Snowy Day
Everybody Art - Snow

Tuesday 3 January 2012

WINNER of the Envelope Box Candy

Hi Peeps,

The winner of the new Envelope Box Candy is.............................. drum roll please...................

That's Kerryn from http://thecraftygoldfish.blogspot.com/

Congratulations! Please contact me at t.payne@homecall.co.uk with your postal address so I can get your candy off to you.

Monday 2 January 2012


Hi Peeps,

Are you fed up making box's or envelope box's for your cards...... well not any longer.............


I don't know about you but I hate having to spend time measuring out, cutting and scoring my envelope boxes to fit my embellished cards into. Soooooooooo, drum roll............ I have had some made.  Yayyyyy,  Whoppeeeee, so exciting.......

They are professionally cut and scored ready for your glue/tape and are an absolute godsend.  So if your interested please email me: t.payne@homecall.co.uk for a quote.  I can ship worldwide no problem, and you'll be as happy as I am.

To help spread the word I'm offering a pack of 25 as candy.  This is what you need to do:-

1. Write a post on your blog and link back to this post
2. Add the picture to your sidebar and link to this post
3. Add your name in Mr Linky below

That's it. I will draw a winner on January 2nd.  Thank you and good luck and don't forge to email me if your interested.

I'd also like to know if any of you would be interested in boxes to fit the cards made using the Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page punch, as I also hate making those, lol.