Monday, 30 September 2013

Happy Monday to everyone! Before I tell you about my card I must (slapped wrist) say a big thankyou to my recent followers, many thanks..I hope you like what you see ;))))  So onto my creation which is using 'Emma's shoes' from LOTV, coloured with Promarkers and distressed after with Walnut Stain distress ink, plaid backing is digi freebie from Far Far Hill, left strip is from Nikky's Polka Doodle cd (a scrap piece) which I thought went very well, attached some seam binding ribbon from Crafty Ribbons with a heart charm.Sentiment is one of LOTV's sentiment sets..absolutely adore these grungy messages! Some Glamour Dust to finish.

Challenges entered...Crafty Liitle fairies 'autumn colours', Ideas to Inspire Monthly challenge 'Ribbons & Lace (used MS doily lace punch),Created With Love 'fall colours', Crafty Ribbons 'anything goes', Natalie & Amy 'shabby chic', CYP 'add a charm', as is Glitter N Sparkle who are celebrating their first birthday, Crafty Catz are also celebrating a fourth and a 200th challenge! Used a fab sketch from Friday Sketch..hope the sentiment hasn't changed it too much, i didn't know where else to fit it without changing the sketch too much, and Dream Valley 'autumn'. Wishing you all a gorgeous day!

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Hi, hope you're still getting a bit of warmth from what's left of summer. Gloriously warm here although the mist and fog has took its time to lift. I'm sorry my creations have been very scarce but I've managed to come up with a very simple one. Image is pre-coloured from Ching-Chou Kuik I won from one of the challenges that are no more. Gorgeous images which are on a sheet that you print just cut out all the components and decoupage away. Very therapeutic if you're sitting for long periods and can occupy your time well! I just love the peacock feather embellishment in her hair and overall not the usual girly colours one would expect.

Challenges entered... Natalie & Amy 2nd, Crafty Catz 'decoupage', Totally Papercrafts 'happy birthday', MIM, Challenges 4 Everybody. Have a brilliant day all!

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Hello fellow crafters! Today my card is for a male using 'turntable Josh' from the fab Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps, coloured with Promarkers, used my cuttlebug for dry embossing, die cut '4 u' using Baby Face dies, circle sentiment firstly dry embossed and then stamped sentiment in clear Versafine ink and heat embossed with black embossing powder. I should use this technique more often as I've a lot of embossing powders (I just hope they don't have a 'use by' date). Strip of digi paper across, turntable decoupaged, white pen used for stitching.

Challenges entered...Sparkle Creations 'double embossing...I hope I've done it right', Come and Get it 'focal image on one side', Friday Sketch, CCT 'square', Charisma 'numbers', Polka Doodle 'one for the boys', Totally Papercrafts 'birthday boys', Pennys challenges 2nd, Promarker 'embossing' and Crafty Catz 'men/boys'. Have a great evening all.

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Hi blogland, sorry there's not been much creativity around here, when life throws unexpected sad news at you, it makes you stand back and evaluate your own life..sometimes you're not even directly related to that person but somehow they have a profound effect on you..modest, humble, kind, honest, looking out for others and their health issues just to name a few. Truly one of a kind which there are only a few left  in this world I'm sure and I feel very honoured to have met her. 
So, card is yet another bookmark (chunky at that) for someone in my life who has done incredibly well and going onto better things in her own life. Used some more of that Crafts Beautiful d/load paper, Alice from Saturated Canary coloured with Promarkers, embossed round sentiment and back paper,  lace, ribbon and more intricate lace detail which mocks a kind of bunting effect, layering butterfly punch from EK Success, top left die cuts from Marianne Creatables, navy ribbon to finish! Oh I used Anita's gloss to put a plastic shine on her petticoat, hope you can see it. I've enjoyed creating this one too as the last few were gratefully received.

Challenges entered are... ABC 'v..very cute', Marianne Design Divas 'anything goes' as are MIM, Challenges 4 Everybody, Pennys challenges. CYP 'glitter & gloss', I Love Promarkers '3 different shapes..rectangle, triangles on lace, circle sentiment', Papertake 'childs play', Saturated Canary 'shabby chic', Simon says 'emboss it'. Thankyou for visiting today and leaving such kind comments, bye.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Afternoon all! We're having a second summer by the look of is so, so, hot!!! But there's always a 'but' as this will all change come Friday I believe. My card features an adorable LOTV image 'doggie delight'. Isn't it the most fab illustration for dog lovers? I just love it so much..even though I don't have any pets. Used some old digi papers I dug out, brown backing behind image is made with a Promarker, image is coloured with them too. Fab tag stamp, scroll, and lovely sentiments from Nutcrafters, faux stitching and pearls to finish. I purposely kept the colouring very simple as the image is such a delight as it is.

So onto challenges...LOTV, they'll be having a few changes on their blog so I'm keeping up with them asd this week is 'no flowers', Inky Chicks 'stitching', Creative Craft 'pic inspired', Promarker 'pink & pearly', Bearly Mine, Papertake, Challenges 4 Everybody and Gliiter n Sparkle , MIM are all 'anything goes,' Simon says 'animal antics'. Enjoy a fab middle of the week all!

Monday, 2 September 2013

Hi all, today my card is featuring a fab new digi image free from the talented Nikky at Polka Doodles called 'angel hugs' from the Angelberry collection, gorgeous cuddly pingu just right for someone who is in need of a hug at christmastime, coloured with Promarkers and lightly dusted with glamour dust. Embossed backing paper with my Cuttlebug, scrap of digi paper, die cut heart from Spellbinders, scrap of christmas ribbon with charm, black ribbon strip at the bottom finished with a ticket sentiment.

The lovely challenges entered are... Polka Doodle 'wings' as is CCT, Crafty Hazelnut Christmas challenge 'inky/painting', Simon Says 'anything' as is MIM (it's also their 3rd birthday), Natalie & Amy 'embossing', Totally Papercrafts 'decoupage', Winter Wonderland 'charm', Cuttlebug Mania 'dies', Papertake Weekly is a sketch or you can choose one of theirs..I chose # 79. There we are, it's September already and what a beautiful day it's been here, hope yours was too!