Sunday 27 May 2012

Just A Little Different.....

Happy Sunday to you....just thought I'd share a Sweet Tilda with you...I had itchy fingers yesterday after my LOTV Ted with all that thought I would try a a slight different colour combo...Tilda is Coloured with a mixture of pens and pencils again....the DP are Papermania Capsule Collection...lovely shades of golds and beige...I used a ribbon from the same collection, Memory Lane and Magnolia Dies plus the usual pearls and sparkle.....I'm off now to sort out my ribbon boxes..I have loads but dont use that many as they are all in a
Thank you for stopping by and for all your lovely comments...I truly appreciate everyone...

Saturday 26 May 2012

Lots More Bunting....

Hi Guys...yes its going to be a Bunting kinda this is my creation to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee...(actually there might be more later in the week!!)...anyway...over at Lili's Little Fairies Challenge they want 'Anything but Square...well I did scratch my head a bit as I knew what I wanted to do but whether it worked was another wanted to drape the bunting from the top corner then over to the bottom right corner..but it just didnt work..but I quite happy with this...the image is coloured with a mixture of Copics, Spectrum Noirs and Prisma Pencils..the DP is 'The London Line' by Heiz Cuppleditch....I just love those little red London lovely Dad was a London bus driver and he drove exactly one of those around London when I was little...this one is for you Popski....xxxxxxx

Well I hope you all have a super smashing weekend..

Friday 25 May 2012

Just Magnolia DT Card - Gingham

Hi guys...hope you are all enjoying the fabulous sunshine we are is my DT card for this weeks challenge at Just Magnolia.  The theme is Gingham...well I just Love Gingham..I think its a lovely fresh look on anything....the DP is by Craft Creatations...Darling Tilda is coloured with Copics...( please dont 'tut' I used Magnolia, Memory Lane and Whimsy Dies and loads of pearls and sparkle.

Have a fab weekend

Sunday 13 May 2012

A Sweet Tilda....

I just love this sweet Tilda but I dont think I've done her justice...I need to practice my colouring after being absent for so long....I used Memory Box dies which I snipped to get the look I wanted but again not to happy with that either...The DP is K & Co....oh well cant get it right all the

Distressed with Distress........!!

Hi Guys...well after your encouragement regarding my hasty purchase of Timmy's pens..I spent all day yesterday practising....I bought some proper watercolour paper (thank you Becky for your advice) and sat at my desk determined to get the hang of these pesky after 7 attempts (I kid you not) here is my offering.....

Please don't look too lost my way a bit on her hair (and other places)...I found that I struggled the most with the skin colour..Tattered Rose just doesn't seem to want to blend as well as the other colours...I used the pens straight to the paper as well as using them on a pallet for when I just wanted a wash...I'm sort of happy with it...(trust me you should see the other attempts!!! but I don't think I will be a complete convert as I don't like creamy coloured if any of you out there know of a watercolour paper (cold press) that is nice and white..please let me know...Oh and as I used gorgeous BG DP's from the 'Plumeria' pad...I'm entering it for BG 'Anything Goes' challenge this week...
Have a great day!!

Saturday 12 May 2012

Another Forgotten LOTV and a Question...

A yummy pile of cupcakes...coloured with copics and finished with loads of sparkle....

Now the question.....In a moment of complete madness I bought a complete set of Tim's Distress Pens....thinking that it would be good to try a different colouring medium....why I didnt buy just a few to try I  dont know!!! just cant get on with is there anyone out there that would like to make me an offer for them (bearing in mind I have only used one -Tattered Rose - and you know how expensive they are) or I'll have to put them on Ebay....

Have a great weekend...

Friday 11 May 2012

Just to Share

I had a lovely crafty day today....I had a sort through my stamps and found several LOTV stamps that I havent inked up here is a sweet little Ted...I did a bit of paper piecing and coloured him with Promarkers.

I hope to be back tomorrow with another to share..

I'm Back!! Just Magnolia Challenge DT Card

Hi All yes I finally found it!! The old mojo had been in hiding for months but has now decided to show himself !! in time for this weeks Just Magnolia Challenge - Use Two's my card
The Sweet Tilda's are coloured with Copics and Prisma Pencils..the DP is Graphic 45...I used Memory Lane dies and finished with a seam binding bow and pearls.

I do hope you will join us this week..I look forward to seeing your creations...
Hugs (its good to be back)

Wednesday 9 May 2012


Hi Guy's...just had to share this with you...I bought a plant for the garden last week and I wanted to pot it on...we have loads of old pots behind our shed so I stood there making up my mind which one to use..the one I wanted was under a broken terracotta one so I lifted that one up and a bird flew out much to my surprise...and I stooding there a little shocked..then with the broken pot still in my hand I looked down and there was a nest with 5 little blue eggs...oh I thought quick put the pot back or they wont came back to keep them warm..I hurried away muttering sorry little birdie..and hoped that I didnt upset them. 

We have a little round window in our lounge..its quite high up but gives a perfect view to the back of the I got the steps out and I have been bird watching everyday since in the hope I would see who laid these tiny eggs...and its one of these....

Today I have been keeping an eye and they are now popping into the pot with grubs and things so I think the tiny little eggs must have hatched and we have babies....awwwwww....
Robins are well known to make their nests in really odd places and after some googling.. flower pots seem to be one of them and in a very odd way I feel very privilaged that they chose one of is I cant pot on my plant just yet....never mind its worth the wait...

Saturday 5 May 2012

Having a moan... Edited

I have been swapping emails with Craftsulove since Tuesday..First they said they would send out replacements...then they backtracked and asked for photos of the damaged sheets...I sent photos and a list of colours damaged...then they said must have been done in the post..(it wasnt as the parcel was not damaged) then they said they wouldnt replace them until I returned them and referred me to their terms and conditions.  I refused this as why should I have the bother of packaging them up and going to queue up at the Post Office when they shouldnt have been sent out in that condidtion in the first place and asked them to replace them as a gesture of goodwill....they again have requested their return before they will replace them...stalemate!!!!! So much for Customer Service...I will never ever buy from them again.

I know there are some of you that will think I'm being silly but I have to get this off my chest. 

On Wednesday I ordered some (32sheets) bazzill cardstock from Craftsulove. I don't always get it from them I usually go to a shop in Upminster as they stock all the shades but it is a bit of a trek  so I checked out Cardsulove and The Glitter Pot.  I get all my 'Maggies' from The Glitter Pot as they are reasonably priced and the delivery is super quick but they didn't have all the colours I wanted so as I said I checked out CraftsUlove and placed the order.

It arrived today.  I received 31 sheets (no note of one being out of stock) and 16 sheets were creased and 1, a very light pink, was creased and had dirty fingermarks around the edges.  The damage wasn't done in the post as the parcel was fine... its been done in the shop, man handled by the customers probably. Now I would have thought that they would 'quality check' the card before they sent it as surely they would want their mail order customers to be happy and come back for more. I have emailed them but I doubt that I will get anywhere.  I'll just have to use the bits around the creases. So annoying.