Tuesday 30 October 2012

It's So Exciting!!!!!....

Hi....I am really excited to tell you that I have been asked to join a brand new Magnolia Challenge ...

Our first Challenge is this Thursday 1st November and then every thursday after that.

There are two design teams Pink and Purple (I'm on the Pink team) and have some amazing designers on board.

We have some great challenges lined up, you can enter two creations per challenge and there is no limit of other challenges you can enter your creation for.  We have some great sponsors, including The Ribbon Girl..and Magnolia-licous.

So I hope you will come and join in the fun with our first Challenge with the Pink Team on Thursday.

I look forward to seeing you then

Happy Crafting

Friday 26 October 2012

Krafty Snowflake.....and Tree

Hi guys....I'm still crafting away for my Christmas fair...here is a bit of a CAS Christmas card..been playing with a brand new...Dee's Distinctively Die - Stacking Christmas Tree and a bit of Frantage Embossing Enamel....

I think the snowflake is a bit large....but hey!!
Have a great Friday...I'm off to do some ironing..ugh!! its been piling up since I been crafting so I must get rid of it before I play again...well that's the plan anyway...lol...
Happy Crafting

Wednesday 24 October 2012

A Sweet Little Favourite...

...Sweet Tilda with Daisy....

I have been wanting to use the gorgeous WOC daisy for ages...and this darling Tilda is just perfect. I'm entering this in this weeks challenge at Divas by Design - Use Orange.
Short and sweet today as I'm just off to visit Mum in the nursing home...She is as good as she can be..I'm just pleased she still knows who I am...
Catch up tomorrow
Happy Crafting

Tuesday 23 October 2012

A Sweet Tilda...

I've been neglecting my Tildas lately so I inked up one of my very new ones this afternoon...with all my crafty thoughts going in a different direction I had forgot how I just love colouring these sweet things....
Isn't she sweet....she is a Christmas one but her title escapes me...and my, hasn't Tilda's hair grown since the last collection...lol...she is coloured with Copics and the Dp's are LOTV NitWit's...I finished with WOC flowers and sparkle and pearls...
Happy Crafting

A Big Hello....

...I just want to say 'Hello' to all the readers of Papercraft Inspirations Magazine who may have popped in to view my blog...I was approached back in September and was asked if I would like this card to be featured in the section of Inspirational Blogs Around the World....

I was of course thrilled to be asked...the magazine is out on 25th October...but I see that I am mentioned on their website too....so a big HELLO and thank you for popping by and do come and visit again as I am posting more cards this week.
Happy Crafting

Monday 22 October 2012

Just to Share...

Hi Guys...hope you had a great weekend...I've been crafting away for the past week as I have managed to get a stall at a Christmas Fair to sell my cards...although I have quite a few 'in stock' I need to make loads more...the fair in on 2nd December but I am on holiday for two weeks from beg Nov so I'm running out of time...here are a couple of christmas cards...

and a sweet little Tilda
I'll be back soon
Have a great week
Happy Crafting

Tuesday 9 October 2012

Room with a View....

I recently changed my craft room around and my desk now sits at the window which looks over the garden...I placed the bird table nearby so I can see all the feathered visitors...which seem to be only Starlings at the moment and dont they eat!!! I have to refill the feeders everyday...we do have a little Robin thats comes everyday too....he is the same one that nested in a flowerpot behind our shed in the spring...anyway I'm not here with a nature talk...lol...I'm here to show you this...

I was inspired by the colours in my garden and as luck would have it this weeks challenge over at Allsorts is Autumn Leaves and Trees
I blended some distress inks on white card...sprayed with water and then shimmer mist..then stamped this fab funky tree by Katzelkraft in Versafine Vintage Sepia and embossed with clear powder.  I finished with a few gold pearls and a simple satin ribbon.
Thank you for coming by
Have a lovely Tuesday

Monday 8 October 2012

An Inky Afternoon....

Hi again...well I had my crafty day and got nice and inky with this...

I dabbed lots of distress inks around on white card..then sprayed on some water and dabbed it off then sprayed with glimmer mist to make it nice and shimmery...then stamped a grunge stamp over it. Cut a leafy die in black cardstock...inked up some white paper flowers and sprayed with glimmer mist again and then screwed them up a bit...and finshed with black jet and red gems...I love the rich colours...
Have a great evening

Little Butterfly.....

Hi guys...its a terrible day here in Kent..(again)..the rain is lashing down (again) so I'm staying put indoors and crafting :-))

I bought the August issue of Craft Stamper and their free stamp was a beautiful butterfly.  I always read the magazine cover to cover and over again...!!!..the project that caught my eye this time was by Paula Whittaker who used Highlighter Pens together with distress inks to make backgrounds... I was so enthralled with this that I came up with this little card...

As Paula suggested...I  just applied the highlighter pen all over white card then added Walnut Stain distress ink around a bit then I sanded it down a little to the white card again and added more walnut stain.  I stamped the butterfly with Versafine Vintage Sepia and embossed with clear powder and I mounted it with a little bit of brown bazzzill and added a couple of lengths of linen button thread for texture and kept the sentiment simple....I love the look and the simplicity of it.
well I'm off now to get cracking on some more cards
Have a great day....yes I know its Monday...lol...

Sunday 7 October 2012

So Sweet....

Good morning..Happy Sunday to you all...I hope this finds you all well.  I have a little card to share today...its my very first Saturated Canary image...yes I know...I'm a bit behind but I dont usualy 'do' digis as I have real trouble sizing the images...If any of you out there have any tips I would be grateful...and another point is that my printer ink isnt compatable with my copics...so I tried the 'cheap hairspray' method and hey it worked.  Anyway...here's my card

I used the oh so cute Butterfly Baby...coloured with copics and I used LOTV NitWit papers....I have seen so many stunning cards made with these darling images I have wanted to try them for ages...I think I might have a new obsession...lol....and I'm going to enter this for this weeks Totally Gorjuss Challenge - Anything Goes.
Have a great day

Saturday 6 October 2012

Besotted With Clearly Besotted

Hi guys...you'll remember I posted the other day about the new stamp company - Clearly Besotted that Stephanie from Stamping and Sharing has just started up with her sister Jenny.  Well the online shop opened just yesterday and of course I had to treat myself...lol...gorgeous stamps... hard to choose which one so I bought three sets!!! and my word what fab service as they arrived today.  I had to have a quick play this afternoon and here is my card...

sorry about the murky pic...the light here today is rubbish...I used one of the pretty Christmas wreaths from the Signature Christmas set...I stamped it twice and then punch out the second one with a scallop punch which was slightly smaller but I think it works..then added 3D pads ..then stamped the bow and cut it out and added that...I love the simple sentiment.  The little bit of DP is by Authentique.  The green ink on the wreath looks a different colour in the pic but it isn't IRL!!
Do go and visit Stephanie's store and don't forget she has some gorgeous candy on offer too!!
Off to watch Strictly now..

Friday 5 October 2012

Christmas Kisses....

Hello again....its been and still is a very dreary day here in Kent...the rain is lashing down as we speak and the nice weather lady on the TV tells me that its here to stay for the rest of the evening...but is perfect weather for getting crafty...so I've been playing.....

I'm sorry about the dull picture....isn't she gorgeous?....a sweet Penny Black Stamp called Christmas Kiss.  She is coloured with copics....I cut her out as she is quite big and you see more of the dp's..which are from a 'Tulip' pad.  I added a lovely organza bow and used the Spellbinders Poinsettia die again for the flower.  The very apt sentiment is by Craftworks...I just added sweet pink buttons with some white bakers twine and loads of sparkle to her dress and flowers...
I'm off to cook supper now..something warming and comforting..and oh Strictly starts tonight..I cant wait!!!....lol...
Have a lovely evening

Oh Sugar Gum Drops!!!!!!

I have just realised that I havent posted my GDT card for this weeks Paperplay challenge ..DOH!!!...Sandie asked if I would like to be a guest for October and of course I was thrilled...the challenge this week is 'Shine On' I hope my card is shiny (sparkly) enough...

The panel underneath the Memory Box snow flake die is sparkled although it doesn't show up in the pic...I've gone a bit CAS with this and used a nestie poinsettia flower die and embossed the white card with dots...I used kraft twist paper for the flower and embossing the edges with sparkly gold embossing powder...and finished with a few gems...
Hope you will pop over and join in the fun this week

New Stamp Company - Candy!!!

Today Stephanie of Stamping and Sharing has launched her new online shop - Clearly Besotted...All her own designs and they are truly lovely.  To celebrate this she has some fabulous candi up for grabs.

I have just placed my order for three of her sets and I cant wait to get inky with them..so why not pop over and have a peek, you will be just as inspired as I am...