Wednesday 26 June 2013

Pearls and Ribbons

Hi friends!
What an eventful time I am having at the moment! For those of you who are my friends on facebook you would have seen the pictures of my daughter's face!
Hiolette had a tumble at school last Friday and what a mess she made of her face! She was bleeding from her forehead, nose, mouth, knee, shoulder, wrist, elbow etc etc! I can't think of a place she didn't hurt!
Well we had to take her to the hospital to make sure nothing was broken or that she wasn't concussed but luckily everything was ok!
Of course she still looks bad and she has her wrist bandaged up where it has been sprained, but then yesterday I had a phone call from school to say she was feeling sick and dizzy! I think they were just being over cautious and the warm weather probably didn't help but it meant another trip up the school for me to get her!
Hence my crafting time has just been a bit limited and interupted!
So I'm a bit late with this but today over at Midweek Magnolias we have the challenge of make it girlie with ribbons and pearls and that fits nicely in with Divas by design challenge of pretty pearls!
Ok, don't fall off your seats, I have made a xmas card in JUNE no less!!!!
I needed to make the odd one for my stash as I will need plenty and hope to sell some too!
I have used some fab papers hanging around my stash for this with flowers from WOC and butterfly from Prima.
This gorgeous festive Tilda has been coloured with prisma pencils. I have added glamour dust to her snowflake, some liquid pearls around her and have given the edge a shabby blue frantage treatment!
Do check out the stunners from the other teamies at Midweek Magnolias and have a go for a chance at the fab prize from Magnolia in Sweden. Also check out the Divas and their great creations and there is an awesome prize from our brilliant sponsor Craftie Charlie over there!
Thanks so much for coming by my blog again folks!
Big hugs

Friday 21 June 2013

Autumn in summer!

Hello everyone!
Well it really does feel like Autumn is approaching us sooooo fast as I'm not really feeling the summer at the moment! Lets hope for a better month of weather next month!
So in celebration of our weather I have created a card today using Autumn a Saturated canary stamp in Rubber available at Crafty boots store.
I have created a circular card as our challenge over at A Creative Romance this week is to make a shaped card, no squares or rectangles and this week at Stampin for the weekend our theme is Anything goes (whoop whoop always a favorite!)
I have used papers from Black market paper society along with a circular doily, a recycled tag, button from Tea house bridge, bliss ticket from Tim Holtz, butterfly from Kays, lace and bark heart from LLC, flowers from WOC and Kort & Godt and sentiment from Papertrey ink.
Stunning Autumn has been coloured with prisma pencils and I have used a stempelglede stamp around the edge in vintage photo ink. I have also used plenty of crackle paint on everything!
Over at A Creative Romance we are sponsored by the brilliant ribbon girl and you must check out what my talented teamies have made over there!
Over at SFTW our sponsor is Pretty little ribbon shop and my teamies have also created some stunners worth a look at!
Don't forget to check out the Crafty boots store for this stamp and others!
Thanks so much for coming by my blog friends
Big hugs

Thursday 20 June 2013

Saturated Canary Summer fruits

Good afternoon everyone! It's a bit wet and windy here today so it's a good job I managed to get the dog out for a walk this morning when it was dry!
There is a fab new challenge starting today over at Saturated Canary and it's a fun one... SUMMER FRUITS. So we want to see fruity papers, fruity images or colours of fruits!
I went for a strawberries and cream theme and there are strawberry papers under there, I promise. But true to form I have managed to cover them with all my embellies! I have used papers from my stash, lots of off cuts (aren't I good!) With butterflies from Kays, flowers from WOC and Petal Lu, sentiment tag from LOTV and the rest, including my strawberry charm, is from stash.
This stunning image is "patches the fairy" and can only be gotten through Tiets stamp club at the moment but will be in the shop really soon! I think she is fabulous! I have coloured her with prisma pencils of course.
Do pop by and check out the stunning creations from the rest of the talented team and don't forget to join us by using a saturated canary digi stamp or rubber stamp, or a simply sassy stamp.
Thanks so much for coming by my blog again friends.
Big hugs

Tuesday 18 June 2013

New challenge blog!

Hi everyone!
I've been MIA again!
I just wanted to pop by and tell you about a new challenge blog opening
The official start date is 5th July and we are sponsored by a national wholesaler Crafts-too which supply a number of craft outlets across the UK.
To celebrate there is a give away!
All you need to do is become a follower of the challenge blog, post this piccy in your sidebar with link back to the challenge blog and then pop your name in the linky.
I have been a bit busy though despite my absence as it was my daughter's 11th birthday yesterday.
Here is the cake I made..
Here is the inside..
Yeah that took lots of baking layers! And here are the cupcakes I made to go with the rainbow theme..
This was Hiolette in the morning with her new Ipad mini (yeah bought clearly for my benefit too!)
So that is what has been keeping me busy at the moment!
Thanks for coming by to say Hi, don't forget to check out the super new challenge blog and to start following us for the great new upcoming challenges!
Big hugs

Friday 14 June 2013

Black with 2 DT call

Hi everyone!
Just a quick post from me to let you know that there is a DT call going on over at Black with 2 and you can read all about it HERE.
You only have to produce 1 piece per month and it's a great challenge to use some black!
It's for a 6 month term (so that's only 6 cards!) with a chance to stay on longer if you want!
Do check it out!

Wednesday 12 June 2013

It's been a while...

Well actually it's not been as long as it seems thanks to my scheduled posts last week but I haven't actually crafted or blogged in well over a week as we have been on holiday.
But we are back now and the kiddies are settling back in at school whilst I chase after this husky with a lint roll and a hoover as she is blowing her coat again and my house is fast becoming a furry white palace!
I have combined my DT work today for Divas by Design where the challenge is Happy Birthday and Midweek Magnolias where the challenge is to use your favourite colours.
Over at Divas we are sponsored by the fab Shape EZ templates and I have used their butterfly flip card template for my card. I have used my favourite colour of pink with this uber cute fairy Tilda.
My flowers and cameo are WOC with a recollections flower in there and a butterfly from little snippets. My paper is Tim Holtz and my birthday tag is LOTV.
I have coloured sweet Tilda with prisma pencils. I painted the edge of the card template in tattered rose crackle paint and then stamped over with a stempelglede flourish sttamp and
 prima text stamp in black, before I put my shabby chic paper on it.
Don't forget to join us for both the challenges and to check out what my fab teamies have made for the challenges!
Thanks for coming by everyone!
Big hugs

Friday 7 June 2013

Our first challenge at A creative Romance!!!

What an exciting day today! It's the first challenge at the brand new, fabulous challenge blog A Creative Romance and although this week it's the turn of the Chic Crafters (I'm on Elegant Artisans team) I just had to join in with the launch and we have the best theme to start with, it's anything goes!
We are sponsored by the awesome Ribbon girl who are offering  £10 voucher to spend in their fab store!
I have used these bright and cheery papers from MME for my card along with flowers from WOC, bling flourish and butterflies from prima and metal token from Tim Holtz.
I have used this stunning "smokin hot" image from Saturated Canary and have coloured her with prisma pencils. I have given her a pink dip dye treatment on her hair which is just how mine is at the moment. However, my daughter was checking out my colouring and said she looks just like me....only skinnier, er yeah cheers for that!
I have used an SU flower stamp around the edge in worn lipstick DI.
Do check out the amazing creations from the rest of the teamies, we also have some incredibly talented Guest designers over there this week so do check them all out!
Why not join us too with your creations, you have the chance not only to win the fab prize, but the coveted badge of paper goddess!
Thanks for coming by my blog again everyone!
Big hugs

Thursday 6 June 2013

Show us your Lovely at Saturated Canary

Hello friends, I hope you are all well out there!
Today I have a card for the new Saturated canary challenge.
This time we are doing something a little different. We are all showcasing the same image, this is "lovely" from the current digi release and she really is lovely isn't she?
So, we want you to show us your "lovely" too, you can grab her over at Saturated Canary if you haven't had the chance to grab her already and get creating.
I have used first edition papers with butterflies from prima, jute, cameo and flowers from WOC and my usual overload of crackle paint!
I have coloured the beautiful "lovely" with prisma pencils and have added some shabby white frantage to edge.
I have created this for my daughter's 11th birthday which we will be celebrating the week after we come back from holiday so I wanted to be prepared!
Do check out the stunners from the rest of the team, it's fun to see what everyone has created with the same image!
Thanks for coming by my blog everyone
Big hugs

Saturday 1 June 2013

Black with 2

Happy 1st June everyone!
Can you believe it is June already?! Well my heating bill doesn't seem to believe me! I am hoping that June brings us nice warm weather to stay now!
The 1st of the month means a new challenge over at Black with 2 and this time our palette is as follows..
Pinks and browns with that predominant black and here is what I made...
I have used beautiful MME papers for this card along with fab flower from WOC and prima, butterflies from Kays, sentiment stamp from Pink gem and girly sentiment from Papertrey Ink. I have also used some black tulle under my layers too.
Sigh, I just adore this image. She is "bad hair day" from Mos and I have coloured her with prismas. This should make my mum chuckle as I once sat under the table and cut a massive chunk out of my hair just like this!
I made this card as a thank you to the fab lady who did my tattoo. I know I paid her lol but I just adore the job she did so much which is pretty important for something you are gonna have on your body forever! For those of you not on my facebook page and therefore have not seen it here is a sneaky photo just after it was done...
Apologies for all the naked flesh, I'm not prone to flashing! I am sooooooo pleased with it though. It really looks like my skin has opened and cracked to reveal a stunning blue sky and birds flying out symbolizing a sense of freedom and freshness underneath the surface.
Anyway, I do hope you will join us over at Black with 2 for this month and this fab colour palette!
Thanks for coming by my blog
Big hugs