Monday, 10 December 2012

Christmas Ornament

Good Morning! Well been a busy weekend with a bizarre and then taking the kids to visit the man in red! They LOVED every minuet of it and I think I can finally say I'm feeling a bit more festive.  It was lovely to see Nancy starting to understand and want to be in on it all!!! 

Any way I'm here with some more news for you,  a while ago I applied to be a DT member on the Crafty Bloggers Network - I couldn't believe it when I get an e-mail asking me to be on the team!!!  So as you can imagine I had to accept and so here I am today with my first post!!! 

Its time for the inspiration post on the CBN blog and so I have made (another) decoration for the tree - well i was suppose to give it to someone but Miss A has decided to get rather protective over it and told me it has to stay on our tree


Simply B Stamps Image - Sugarplum Fairy Lola
Copics; E00, E11, E21, R20, R22, YG63, YG67
Nestabilities small circles (for the base)
Doily and ribbon from stash 
Christmas Collection Papers

Well I hope you like her and I hope I may have inspired you to join us on this challenge! I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges; 

Di's Digi Designs - Anything But a Card
Card Crafters Circle - December Celebrations
Digi Heaven - Anything Goes
Peachy Keen Stamps - Ornaments

Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again soon 


Wednesday, 5 December 2012

A Christmas Anything Goes

Good morning - I know it has been very quiet here recently - too quiet I know- I am sorry but I have been busy - I firstly had some commitments that I needed to take care of and then I had to have a clear up - so anyway I know your thinking - what commitments? well I have been lucky enough to be offered a DT spot at Christmas at Sweet Stampin - I was over the moon when I received the e-mail I couldn't quite believe that I had been chosen to work with such a talented bunch of people!! 

So I really hope you will take a look around here at my creation and then pop over to the challenge blog and take a look at the amazing creations from the DT.  The theme for this challenge is 

Anything Goes

and we have some wonderful sponsors 

and a set of Promarkers from Letraset

So now you have seen the grate prizes on offer let me share with you my creation for this - now I am so far behind with everything this Christmas I think with the mojo running it just did not help but suddenly it came to me to make a special gift for Miss A's teacher. 

I used one of the beautiful angels from Lili of The Valley - I have had her for a few years now and every christmas she has to make an appearance! The papers are Bazill Basics Believe stack - I have had to purchase another stack this morning as the papers are just so lovely.  My favourite has to be the kraft colour with the snowflakes! I also went round the edges with TH DI to soften the look.  I also used a few nesties on this project - normally one is my limit! 

She was coloured up with copics and then die cut with my nesties.  I added some TH DI around the endues to soften it and keep the theme going through! I also added stickles to her wings to make her sparkle.  Now I guess your wondering why I think this creation is so special?!?  Take a look at the inside. 

Yep I have made a little candle box for Miss A's Teacher.  I am somewhat impressed with it - I have to say I did take the long route with it though! plus with loosing track of time with it all it took me a lot longer than I expected.  once again the papers on the inside are from the same stack as before.  The candle box was one that I made a couple of weeks ago that I have stuck down using silicone. 

I just had to add a sentiment on the inside and so I chose one from a Personal Impressions set called 'snow is falling' I purchased a while back - I die cut it and then added more DI around the edges.  Well I hope you like my creation I would like to enter this into the following challenges; 

Lexis Creations - Christmas 
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Totally Stampalicious - Anything But A Card
Top Tip Tuesday - Christmas

Thanks for stopping by - I do hope you will join us with this challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin! I can't wait to see your creations! If you have a moment I would love to know what you think! Hope to see you soon 


Friday, 30 November 2012

Secret Santa Swap with Simply B Stamps

Evening all - sorry I have been MIA had loads happening here! 
Anyway I'm here with something pretty exciting! 
Over on the SBS fan page on Facebook we have done a secret santa swap and its been so much fun! Now you should have come here from Stacey's blog  if so yes I'm sorry to say I'm the end of the hop! I hope you have had fun along the way seeing what everyone received!!!  Now if you've not come from Stacy's blog if not why not head back to the beginning at Betty's Blog

SO my Secret Santa was Kelly - now cause of a bit of confusion I haven't got my parcel here at the moment but it is in the hands of Royal Mail.  But Kelly has been kind enough to send me some photo's

Thank you so much Kelly - I can't wait for it to arrive and have a play! 

Thanks for stopping by - hope to see you again soon 


Friday, 23 November 2012

Cold Fairy

Afternoon - Don't be shocked - 2 posts in one day - its been a while since that has happened but I so wanted to share this with you!!!While browsing about blogland the other day I came across the most beautiful card from Sandra you can see her work here - but I couldn't believe my luck when I found out I could purchase the template to make one myself! 

So as you can guess I just had to have it.  Now mine is no where near as amazing as Sandra's but as soon as it was here I had to print it and have a go - all was going well till I tried to stand it up and - well it wouldn't stand - so after the stomping of the feet I decided to turn it into this…. 

A hanging decoration - now there will be plenty more of these made as I have so enjoyed making this one.  You can't really see but I have added detail to each petal on the flower and stickles around the edges.  I have also added some lovely 'frosty looking twigs' from That Craft Place.  The image is Winter Fairy Talva from mo's Digital Pencil and she was coloured with copics. 

Well I hope you like her I would like to enter this decoration into the following challenges; 

Mo's Digital Challenge - Don't Be Square  
Copic Marker Europe - Not A Card 

Thanks for stopping by, if you have a moment I would love to know what you think! Hope to see you again soon 


Make A Wish

Good morning peeps - well I can't believe how close christmas is getting now! Its just around the corner!!! Working away slowly but have so much to do and don't know where to start - I can't wait to get the tree up and hopefully feel a bit more festive.  Im here to share a card with you today - it has to be my favourite image of Christmas 2012 - this is Winter Fairy Halla from Mo's Digital Pencil. 

She is just so beautiful and so lovely to colour! I just can't get enough of her! perfect for any age! This one has been made for a friends little baby to celebrate her first Christmas - There are a few that need a first Christmas card this year! 

The image was coloured with copics and the papers and ribbons are all from my scraps.  All the dies are Memory Box - I do love memory box dies at the moment! Well I hope you like her, I would like to enter this card into the following challenges; 

Crimbo Crackers - Anything Christmas 
Cute Card thursdays - Girls Only 
Simply Create - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Bingo (Ribbon, Bling the pink paper is all bling, Snow the blue paper)

Thank you for stopping by, if you have a moment I hope you will let me know what you think, hope to see you soon


Thursday, 22 November 2012

A Warming Candle

Good Morning - brrr its so very very chilly and the weather looks well odd!! Yesterday when I looked out there were leaves on the tree in out garden and today - well little to none left on it! Anyway I'm not here to discuss trees and leaves but I am here to share with you a candle I have recently made! I just fell in love with this image when I saw a friend on Facebook colour it - I just had to have her.  This is the beautiful Winter Fairy Talva from Mo's Digital Pencil.

You can see exactly why I fell for her - she is just so adorable! I coloured her with copics and die cut her with my nesties. 

I used some of the gorgeous webbing from That Craft Place and the ribbon is from my stash.  I also had to squeeze the beautiful Memory Box die cut in there too! Well I hope you like her! I would like to enter this candle into the following challenges; 

Crazy Amigo - Colours of Winter
Crafty Bloggers Network - Christmas Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by - hope to see you again soon 


Wednesday, 21 November 2012

For A Special Little Girl

Good morning! Well the BIG NEWS - finally we should finish the girls room today - the carpet is on its way and they should be back in there tonight! Whoop! you all know what that means - I should have a craft room soon! Yeah!!!!! I'm hopeful to speak to daddy nicely as he is off work on Friday to install me a desk and then I can start getting my stuff up there and in place! I can't wait! 

Anyway back to why I'm here! I recently had to set my Facebook page back up - and when I did I had A lovely lady contact me asking for a custom order - she really wanted a card I had done but wasn't sure as the image had dark hair and her daughter had blond hair - I told her not to worry and leave it with me - re-coloured it for her and she was over the moon - the challenge was when she asked for it to be an 8x8 - it has been so long since I have done an 8x8 I panicked - but after lots of strops it came together

It took me ages I had to pick it up and put it down on so many occasions - but I came back fighting every time!! I used the lovely 'make a wish; from Sugar Nellie, she was coloured with copics and I added stickles to her wings as well as some liquid pearls.  

For the first time I used some ribbon sliders - **TIP** as they were plastic I coloured them with copics so they tied in with the rest of the card - I will be doing this more and more now - so nice to have all the elements coordinating!  

Lots of dies came out to play too - Im so LOVING my dies at the moment, every letter was cut with the Quickutz squeeze 'Daisy' font - Its my all time favourite!!! Well I hope you like her! I would like to enter this card into the following challenges; 

Craft Room Challenge - Punches and Die Cuts
Our Daily Bread - Christmas
Top Tip Tuesday - Kids + Tip (please see above!)

Thanks for stopping by, if you have a moment I would love to know what you think! Hope to see you again soon!


Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Something New

Good Morning! Well It has been a few days since I posted - I have had a poorly Miss A and then me with toothache! Yesterday I managed (with thanks to Mr B) to get myself to the dentist and get the tooth sorted! So starting to feel better other than rather bruised today - but before the tooth started I decided to try something a bit different - I have made some wine glass charms 

I don't know what made me do them - suppose it was something that I can do sat on the sofa with hubby and watch TV and not make loads of noise (he huffs and puffs when I make noise and he is watching TV!) I have to say all in all I am rather impressed with them! 

I have done about 20 of them - some are for my family for Christmas day and some are going to be sold - I have a table at a local care home on December 8th and so I wanted to have something different to offer this year! 

Well I hope you like them - they were so much fun to make - I would like to enter my charms into the following challenges; 

Crafty Bloggers Network - Christmas Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

I hope if you have a moment you will let me know what you think! Thanks for stopping by- see you soon 


Saturday, 17 November 2012

Merry Kiss-mas

Good morning - how are we all today - I'm suffering once again with tooth ache - not sure why though :( Never mind! Im here to share with you a very quick candle that i have decorated - I purchased a few a weeks or so ago when I went shopping - unfortunately this one was damaged when I got it home so I have made it for a family member! I have used the gorgeous Santa's Little Helper Rio from Simply B Stamps.

I coloured the image with copics and die cut it with my nesties.  The tree is a Memory Box die and the webbing is from That Craft Place.  Im hopeful that inspiration may strike again soon - I have little Miss A ill and I have a tooth ache so I'm going to rest for a while! Catch you later! 


Friday, 16 November 2012

Nearly time to Decorate!

Good Morning - Well its got sooo chilly here!!! Had Miss A's Parents evening last night she is doing really well at school so very proud! Been busy trying to come up with more than just cards and I have so many ideas now I don't know where to start!!! So I'm here to share with you one thing that I have created!!! 

I was having one of those blank moments and had an image that I had coloured and didn't know what to do with it - so with going through my scraps I came up with a little decoration! Perfect for the tree or for the wall - and whats best about it - it can be personalised on the back!! 

How cute it the donkey - its from one of the WOJ christmas sets I have - I do love him he looks so cuddly and cute! and I have a few other plans for him too!!! 

This is the back of the decoration

So pleased with how its turned out - plus I now have a few orders and Miss A would like some for her special friends at school!! so busy busy times - I hope you like it - I hope if you have a moment you will let me know what you think! 

Hope to see you again soon 


Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Fairy Christmas

Good Evening - another busy couple of days passed and I don't know if I'm standing or sitting - trying to get so much done and we are also so close to finishing the girls room now!!! I can't wait so excited - the next thing will be to move the craft stuff up-stairs and whoop I will have my own space!!!  Anyway I have been busy doing orders the last week and still have a few to do - so Im here to share one I have made for a friend of mine I have used the beautiful Wish Upon a Star from Sugar Nellie.

She is defiantly one of the favourite this Christmas and she is rather popular with the orders too.  I coloured the image with copics

E000, E00, E02, R20, E33, E35, E37, C1, C3, C5, Y35

I do love colouring her as she is so simple and effective.  

I die cut her using my nesties and a Memory Box die Im so loving theta die this Christmas! Well i hope you like her - I would like to enter this card into the following challenges; 

Craft Room Challenge - Punches and Die Cuts

Thanks for stopping by - hope to see you again soon 


Sunday, 11 November 2012

For a Special Little Girl

Good Afternoon - how chilly is it today? brrr - so I'm having a day in the warm catching up with the horrid house stuff and will be getting crafty later on - have so much to do now but I thought I had to pop in and share with you my latest creation!  I have finally pulled out the rubber stamps and after a few bad attempts I hit it! 

This is Wish Upon A Star from Sugar Nellie available here - she is so cute and so lovely to colour.  Now it has been a long time since I have done an 8x8 but I was asked for one - it did take me a while to think and plan but I got there in the end,  I coloured the image with copics.  I also used lots of different die on the card! Im quite happy with how it has turned out! I hope you like it - I would like to enter this card into the following challenges; 

2 Sisters - Favourite Christmas Stamp (I LOVE this girl!)
 Krafty Hands - Christmas 
One Stop Craft - Anything Goes

hope you like my card! I would love to know what you think if you have a moment - look forward to seeing you soon 



Thursday, 8 November 2012

Its coming to thats time….

Evening - oh my it has been so long since I have blogged - I am so so sorry! I have been non stop with orders and trying to get ready for Christmas! I just haven't stopped - but I am loving being so busy - so yes as I have been busy I have been creating and it seems to be flowing quite well!!!

Im here to share with you today what has to be one of my favourite Winter/Christmas images of 2012 - the gorgeous Winter Fairy Halla from Mo's Digital Pencil - It has been so long since I have coloured a Mo image - so yes it took me longer than I hoped but I am so pleased with the results

The image was coloured with copics 

B000, B00, B01
E000, E00, E02
W2, W4

I used a few of my new dies too - I'm so obsessed with Memory Box dies - they are just so lovely to use the cut is perfect every time - and they have little holes in that back to help you get the die cut out!! (little things and little mind I know!).  I die cut the image with my nesties as well as the scalloped edging.

The papers are from the 6x6 Dovecraft Back to Basics Christmas - I do really like these papers as they are christmassy by not over kill if you get me! Well I hope you like my card I would like to enter it into the following challenges; 

Mo's Digital pencil Challenge - C is for (Cold, Chilly, Christmas)
Crafty Creations - No Flowers
Flutterby Wednesdays - Open Challenge
The Paper Shelter - Fairies and Elves
LEJ - Die Cuts or punches 

Thanks for stopping by - if you have a moment I would love for you to leave a comment! Hope to see you again soon 


Friday, 2 November 2012

The Betty Hop

Good Evening!!! 

I hope your here for the Betty hop tonight! This has been so exciting!! 

Anyway I hope you have come from the talented Trudie  if not then pop over to the wonderful Betty and see what she has made to start us off!!! 

The idea of this hop came about on the SBS fan page on Facebook - the only rules was it has to be a Betty image from Simply B Stamps that you use - should really be your favourite.  Well I have quite a few and so it was very hard to decided…. But  there was one I constantly came back to - it was one of the first ones I brought.  So introducing Movie Gala Betty.

I just love this one - one thing I have noticed though is that I always colour her monochromatic, I don't know why - when ever she comes up to colour she is always done in similar colours - I suppose I just feel it suits her! 

I coloured the image with copics 

E50, E01, E03, E55

The papers are from my box of loose papers and the 'unforgettable' was in there too.  The butterflies are punched from kraft card using my martha stewart butterfly trio punch.  The rhinestones are from my stash as well as the corners - I must get more of them as I LOVE using them at the moment!  I also used my SU distressing tool and my TH inks to age the edges.  

 I really hope you like my card, I have had fun making it and can't with to give it to someone special! So now you much hop along to Celina to see what she has made! 

Thanks for stopping by! 

see you soon

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