Thursday, 23 August 2012

Charisma Cardz - Lace

Oh I have no idea where I'm at right now! Yesterday was my birthday and the day just ran away! I cant complain as I had an amazing night out with my husband!!! 

Anyway this should have been written yesterday and I forgot! So I will be keeping it brief!!! 

Im here with this weeks challenge over at Charisma Cardz - Thank you to everyone that joined in with last weeks challenge!! This weeks challenge is nice and easy..


We are looking for lace on your projects this week! our sponsors this week are

Joanna Sheen

Joanna Sheen are generously offering a £10 voucher! wow!! Joanna Sheen's website also offer free p&p worldwide!! how cool is that!!!

and Meljens Designs are generously offering one winner 4 Digis of their choice!!

So onto my creation! I have used one of the lovely little girls from LOTV this week! I just love these at the moment!! 

I was so happy when I coloured this one up! She came up so well!! she was coloured up with copics, I think this was a good day when I did this one!

The papers, lace and die-cut are all from my stash.  I hope you like what I have created for you this week! I cant wait to see your creations!!! I hope you will join us this week over at Charisma Cardz pop over and take a look at the wonderful creations from the DT! 

I would like to enter this card to the following challenges; 

All That Scrap Wednesday - Use A Die (the image is die cut)
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by, Hope to see you again soon!!! 


Tuesday, 21 August 2012

You Rock!

Afternoon! Well I have been on a bit of a roll! Not quite sure what to do with myself at the moment, got so much to do but don't know where to start and so I finished a card! 

So as some of you may know I quite like my Simply B Stamps at the moment! I love them - just wish I had more time to get more coloured up and finished! Seem to go through phases where I can do it and then i'm scared the next - some of the images I find quite challenging!  but last night I sat here and well... 

I think it so ROCKS!!! Yes I'm happy, I'm impressed with myself and I feel like shouting it from the roof tops!!! I cant believe how well this image has coloured up!! This is thanks to Zoe and the wonderful books! Yes I will keep going on about them for a long time I think! 

Ok so this is Andy from Teen Scene Glam Rockers.  I love this set I have a few of them coloured up and I now feel like I could finish them! Hopefully very soon!!! 

I used some of my paper from SU and then used peel offs to write 'You Rock' - a little tip for some of you

** I have always loved the look of paper being torn from a pad - I achieved this look by using my bind it all to add the holes and the cutting into the holes with my scissors**

Now how much of a good idea is that?? OK some of you may now be thinking 'crumbs where has she been the last decade' LOL!!!  The guitars were cut from Theresa Collins paper I have had stashed away for goodness knows how long and the other paper is Theresa Frost - Vegas Night Life - again been stashed for a long time!!! The image was coloured with copics; 

E000, E21, E11
R24, R27
B91, B93, B95
C2, C3, C4, C5
V01, V04, V06

Well I hope she has rocked you too!!   I would like to enter this card to the following challenges 

Top Tip Tuesday - My Tip Above 
Eureka Stamps - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by - hope you will come back soon! 


The 'Amazing' Book!

Morning all - what another beautiful day it is here today - yesterday the weather got so hot I couldnt open my pens! Now thats bad!!! Well I have finally got around to looking at the other book from MIC and WOW oh WOW! What I have learnt! 

OK but I have to start with a little news.. Zoe was offering the set of 6 new digis to three lucky winners if you shared what you learnt by using the book... and I was one that won! 

I have them printed and cant wait to start but I will share this post first!!! ohh and I will share them - if you like them you should pop over to the MIC store and grab them!!!  

OK so back to the 'book' I have never been brave enough to try using one colour and grey... I have heard about it but didn't know where to start.. but I tried and although I'm not over impressed with the results it is something I will try again because it is practice!  But this book has helped me so much with blending more than one colour, I was so impressed with the results and have been putting it into practice - and I cant wait to practice more!!! 

Now I have put the two side by side - to the left is the blending more than one colour and the right is the once colour with greys . 

 I know the photo is not the greatest as I have been colouring at night I appear to be taking my photos under the worse light ever!!!  and yes I said I needed lots more work with the one colour and greys.  But I thought i would and should share anyway!

Well I hope I may have inspired you to buy the Shading Book if you haven't already and remember you can buy both and get a discount!!!

Hope to see you soon 


Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge

Morning all! How are you today? Well im here today with the new challenge over at Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog.  Thank you to all that joined in last week with our challenge, some beautiful entries - and well done to last weeks winner!

So onto this weeks challenge, we are looking for creations with


The winner will get to choose three digis from the store!

I would like you to meet one of my new favourite CSD Stamps - this is Annabel - Sweet Treats! available from the CSD Store.  

I just love her so much, that cheeky look on her face is adorable! The image was coloured with copics and I also used my Prisma pencils too! Im quite chuffed with how she turned out.  The paper is an old one from my stash, not sure how long it has been sat there for! I used a lovely die cut I found in my box just to break it up a bit, what was the best find was my (very old) flower punch.  I forgot I even had it till my craft stuff invaded the lounge a couple of weeks ago.  I used the reverse of the paper to punch the flowers and added rhinestones in the middle for bling.  

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges; 

Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
2 Sisters - in the Garden 

Well I hope I have inspired you to join us this week at CSD, hope to see you there! 



Friday, 17 August 2012

Something you may find interesting!

Morning all, well after a grey morning this afternoon is turning out rather beautiful, still got so much to do... we need to get hubby a suit for tomorrow and all sorts! But I have 'spent' my time somewhat wisely I think this morning. 

After browsing facbook yesterday I came across an interesting picture from Make it Crafty.  
So as you can guess I had to go and investigate as I would love to improve my technique(s)! 

So after a few questions - and no using my common sense I came across the booklets over at the MIC store - I just had to have them! I printed the 'Colouring Techniques' off strait away and couldn't wait to get started.  I purposely printed the booklet off on 'normal paper' so I made myself read what was written first! and then went back and printed out the pages to colour on... this is what I created! 

The photo was taken while it was very overcast this morning! But I have learnt so much - different ways of holding the pens, and I even went 'outside the box' on colours as - Well I wasn't scared! After I finished these I suddenly remembered there was another technique I wanted to try.  I have seen loads of people doing it and never had the 'oomph' to try as I never quite got where to start... but i'm so glad I tried! 

OK so I haven't started on the 2nd booklet yet, I want to try a bit harder with the first before challenging myself to take too much into my lil brain at once! 

Well I hope you will pop over to the MIC store and take a look at the books - they are AMAZING and well worth the money! I think anyone could learn a tip or two from it! 

Hope to see you again soon! 



Thursday, 16 August 2012

Thank You Mrs Hunt

OK so this was meant to have been posted about a month ago and I forgot.  One of those moments, its only cause someone asked to see this that I realised that I never posted it on here! Im here to share with you one of the three gifts I did for Amelia's School Teachers.  I cant believe she has done her 1st year at 'big school' and she will no longer be one of the youngest in the school!

Now it was all done in a bit of a rush... One of those you think for so long what you want to do and then you never allow enough time! But I dont think the whole thing turned out too bad, I did the same for the other teachers too - all very much the same but all personalised to them! 

Now I have seen quite a few people stamping on canvas bags and then colouring them! This again was one of the moments that I never allowed enough time to do what I wanted! But I don't think it turned out too bad! This is one of the lovely stamps from Sugar Nellies called Skool Days available here.  The images were all coloured with copics. 

The card I made was using - Well I cant remember that stamp but I will edit the post later! once again she was coloured with copics! 

Well I hope you like what you see, would love to read what you think! Hope to see you again soon 



Butterfly, Flutterby, Today is your Day

WARING - This post is not craft related at all!!! 

Ok so a while back some of you may remember me saying that I purchased Amelia some butterflies from a company called Insect Lore, They were originally for her birthday but due to holidays ect we had to delay them for 'A Summer Holiday Treat' plus a very good 1st school report present!.  

So at the end of July we had a delivery of 10 tiny laver... they were diddy but grew so quickly, two weeks (give or take) they started the big transformation into chrysalises, just over a week later (last Saturday) we came down to breakfast to a beautiful butterfly! 

They all seemed to 'hatch' while weren't looking - rather unfortunate! but we have had the joys of the beautiful creatures in our house for the last two days - all slowly hatching and allowing us to get up close! So today was the day that we have let them fly free - we have hatched all 10 but only 8 have been able to fly away due to the other 2 having poorly wings - so we are having to nurse them. 

This little one can fly... but only in a downwards spiral! So he is staying with us - I don't think he would have much chance in the wild 

This was Amelia trying to ask him to fly properly! so thoughtful is my little big girl! 

Well I hope I haven't bored you too much - just thought it would be nice to share! 

See you soon! 


Just a Little Thank you

Morning all - well today I'm catching up with myself - so much to do and don't know where to start... so I decided a quick post was in order!

Anyway as some of you know Amelia had a 'crash course' in swimming last week, she had a fab time and the teacher was amazing! - so proud of Amelia for all she achieved and the teacher for being so patient with her! So anyway... on the 2nd lesson the teacher was going through 'butterfly' when Amelia did it her first question to her was.... do you think you Ariel?? This had me in creases! So what a better design for a thank you card than Ariel? 

Now I always wanted to be a mermaid when I was little - and I always wanted 'ariel' colour hair! I trawled google looking for a 'Ariel colouring page' when i came across this one and I thought her pose was perfect to say thank you! 

She was coloured with copics; 

E000, E00, E02, R20, R83, B06
R08, R27, R29
V04, V06
G02, G43

Im so happy with how her hair turned out... perfect colour I think! I added a little peel off thank you to the corner as I didn't want too much and then Amelia wrote a lovely little message in it for her! 
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges; 

All That Scrap Wednesday - Use A Die (the image was die cut)
Paper Pretties - Square Card
Scrapbook Sisters - Thank You 

Well I hope you like her! I will see you soon! 


Wednesday, 15 August 2012

My Mums Craft Shop - Kraft It

Oh my I have no idea as to what planet I am on! Yesterday I new I had something to do and forgot! Now I remember what it was! LOL!!! 

OK so im here with the challenge this week at My Mums Craft shop, our sponsor this week is

and the prize up for grabs is two digis from the shop! WOW!!! 

So now I need to tell you the challenge - This week we want to see you using 


Now I LOVE Kraft - the colour, texture I just love it and as Elizabeth Bell is the sponsor I felt I had to use an image of hers this is the lovely Little Nurse available here - she is just so adorable! I love colouring her! 

This is a card I have made for Amelia's fried who's birthday is in a couple of weeks! I used my spellbinders large circles and large scalloped circles, the papers are all from my stash and the butterflies were punched using my MS butterfly punch available here.   I alos got my Quickutz out again - its been sitting for so long but so good to use it again!!! As the letter 'n' was lost I used Rhinestones to jazz it up! 

The image was coloured with copics available here.  I love how she turned out and I think im starting to get to grips with getting a 'shine line' on hair! 

I just love these butterflies, perfect for any card! Well I hope you like my card, I would like to enter this card into the following challenges; 

Anything Goes - Summer Days (I think the card looks quite summery)
Cards and More - Anything Goes
Florishes - Used Kraft 

I hope I may have inspired you to join us at My Mums Craft Shop this week - please pop over to the blog and see the creations from the rest of the DT! 

Hope to see you soon 



Monday, 13 August 2012

Love & Hugs

Evening...  Its been one of those days, after going away for the night something decided that I was rather yummy and decided to take a total of 15 chunks out of me.  I now have an infection, swollen ankles and very swollen feet.... not what I need at the moment!

Anyway I wanted to post this before I went away but time was not on my side and so I am sat here at a strange angle typing! LOL!!! Last week I brought some stamps from a friend, I'm so in love with LOTV any way but when I saw this beauty I just had to have her!!! Meet 'Summer - My best Friend'.

She is just so adorable! Now I apologise for the photo, I don't have the energy to pull out the big camera and so I have used the picture I posted on facebook! The image was coloured with copics and die cut using a new nellie snedden die I have.  

The butterflies were punched using my MS Butterfly punch and then coloured using my copics, the flowers are from WOC and the lace was from my stash! 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges; 

Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - Anything Goes
Tammy Scrapping Corner - Add some flowers
Great Impressions - Anything With Animals

Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again soon! 


Friday, 10 August 2012

Crafty Sentiments Designs Release Hop!

Morning all, I wish this weather would make up its mind so my wardrobe can make better decisions....I still have my winter jumpers out, I never remember a summer like this when I was younger!

Anyway back to the point! Im here with the new release over at Crafty Sentiments Designs! and we have a lovely hop for you to release the new stamps!  Now on this hop we have a little prize, one lucky person will win two stamps from the new release - and I will tell you they are all so adorable - I so have to get them all!!!!

Now hopefully you have hoped over from the Crafty Sentimens Designs Challenge blog, if not pop back and start the hop from there!!

So onto my creation, I have used the lovely Toby Arr Captain available from CSD Shop.  I just fell in love with him from the moment I saw him! I did get a little help from my amazing little helper - she chose the papers and helped me make this card - so thank you Amelia! 

He is just so adorable! He was coloured with Copics and the papers were all from my stash I also dug out my old Quickutz and gave that a bit of use!  Perfect card for a little boy I know!!!

I was somewhat nervous about colouring is parrot, but after a good old google search I don't think he came up too bad! 

So I best let you get on with the hop you no need to visit the wonderful Heather, remember you need to start at the CSD Challenge Blog to be in with a chance of winning! 

Katrina - You are here!

Thanks for stopping by, remember you need to comment on each of the DT's blogs to be in with a chance of winning 2 of the new stamps! Good Luck! See you Soon!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;

Songbird - anything goes
Craft your Passion - anything goes
D.C.C & friends - anything goes


Thursday, 9 August 2012

Im A.....

Morning all, well what a few weeks so far, been so busy and still so much to do - Cant wait to show you the 'big' thing I'm working on... ohhh so exciting.  Anyway it has been a strange few weeks - a few big decisions were made and  at first I didn't know if they were right, then I realised that it was the right thing to do!  A while back I applied for a DT, after a while I had a reply telling me that I wasn't successful, I thought nothing more of it and got on with day to day life when a few weeks ago I had an e-mail asking me to join the team! Of course I had a think and accepted.... So I can now officially say

Owner and DT member of

OK so yes I was dancing round the room when I saw it.....Whoop! Oh it feels so good to finally be able to say it! Anyway best get back to the real reason i'm here to share this weeks challenge of course!  So this week over at Charisma Cardz were looking for creations with

Flora and Fauna

Our sponsors this week are

The Stamping Boutique

The Stamping Boutique are offering 5 digis of the winners choice! From there online boutique store Full of wonderful images! 

A Crafty Prize from Carlyann

Now this was a bit of a toughie for me... I googled this quite a few times to get some ideas and even then had to sleep on it.  I finally decided to use the lovely Fluffy on The Lily from Wee Stamps.

I had to watch about 5 You Tube videos to get the nerve to colour him up.... I never colour animals... they are a bit scary! But I took the challenge and feel I did quite well.  

The image was coloured with copics, I also coloured the background with copics just to break it up a bit.  The image was cut out using my nesties as well as the scalloped edge. The papers were from my stash and the sentiment from LOTV.

 I added rhinestones just to add some sparkle, the flowers are all from WOC.  I hope you will pop over and take a look at what the rest of the DT have created, some wonderful creations! I hope I may have inspired you to join us this week, can't wait to see your creations! before I go I would like to enter this card into the following challenges; 

All thats scrap Wednesday - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Use A Digi
Fab and Funky - Rhinestones 
Divas by Design - Female

I hope you like what you have seen! If you have a moment I would love to read what you think! Hope you will have the time to see the rest of the DT creations and look forward to seeing you over at Charisma Cardz! See you soon!



Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Thank you Mum and Dad....

Afternoon, how are we all today? 
Well been busy here getting orders finished and started and swimming lessons with my big girl! So proud of her! She swam the length of the pool today (hubby thinks 20-25m)- not that I didn't think she could but she did so so well!!! 

Anyway I'm here to share a card I have made for a friend, she wanted something to say thank you to her mum and dad for all their help and support with her wedding thats coming up in a few weeks time.  Now she wanted to keep it in with the theme of the wedding and so I came up with this

I love this couple from Tiddly Inks called You and me available here, they are just so adorable and wonderful to colour.  The papers my fried helped me purchase from Karens Scraps, absolute bargain price! and downloaded strait away making life so easy! 

The image was coloured with copics;

E0000, E00, E02, R20
C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, 100
E40, E41, E43
E35, E37, E27, E29

So happy with the way the image coloured up! and I just had to finish it with the 'dots and lines' around the edge.  Well I hope you like my card! I would like to enter it into the following challenges; 

Tiddly Inks - Use your Favourite Image
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Squigglefly - Black, Grey and White

Thanks fro stopping by, if you have a moment would love to read what you think! Hope to see you again soon! 



My Mums Craft Shop Challenge - Christmas

Morning! mmm now I never thought I would say that word in August.... yes i'm here with the challenge this week over at My Mums Craft Shop, but I would firstly like to thank all of you that joined us with our challenge last week, some amazing entries and I have to say i'm so looking forward to seeing what everyone else comes up with! 

Anyway out sponsor this week is 

Whimsy Stamps 

They are offering the lucky winner xxxx

So onto my 'Christmas' creation I have used the lovely Christmas Bunny available from Whimsy Stamps here.

The image was coloured with Copics, and I used my nesties to die cut the image and the scalloped edging.  The papers are years old from my stash, I did stock up on them when my favourite craft shop closed at the beginning of the year! 

Im starting to try enjoy trying to colour animals at the moment! strange but true... they are growing on me thick and fast! especially when they are this cute!!! 

The flowers are all from WOC, my stash of them is diminishing fast - just need to sell some cards now to buy some new ones! I would like to enter this card into the following challenges; 

Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Hooked On Crafts - Lets Celebrate
Love to Create - Punches and Dies
Just Keep On Creating - Christmas Just around the Corner! 

Well I hope I may have inspired you to start on your Christmas cards as well as join in with us this week at My Mums Craft Shop! If you have a moment I would love to hear what you think! Thanks so much for stopping by and hope to see you again soon! 


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