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


Thursday, 1 November 2012

Happy Birthday Betty!

Happy Birthday to you, 
Happy Birthday to you, 
Happy Birthday to Betty
Happy Birthday to YOU!!! 

OK so I know its not today but its in a few days time and were all here to celebrate!

The wonderful Corinne has arranged a little hop for the talented Betty to celebrate

Michelle K.
Michelle S.
Tammy O.
Katrina <-- are="are" div="div" here="here" your="your">

 Ok well its not so little but I am so proud to be a part of it I hope you have come from Marie's Blog  - if not then hop back to the start at Corinne's Blog and see all the AMAZING creations along the way!

I have created a card using the gorgeous Betty Addams - now I do LOVE colouring her and I know betty loves her too - I decided to colour her monochromatic for a change (I have used SO many colours recently!)

I used all the W's between 0 and 7 somewhere in this creation! The papers are from MME and the sentiment is LOTV.  I also used part of a flourish from The Hobby House and the corners are from my stash.

Well I really hope you like my creation - I have had so much fun creating it!!! Thanks for stopping by - I would love to know what you think if you have a moment - Hope to see you again soon


Trick or Treat??? lots of Pictures

Afternoon all , well I'm still recovering from yesterday - we had an amazing day - I have to say it was the the best Halloween yet! Kids loved it and although they had quite a bit of sugar they were shattered - and so was I!

Just a few photos of the day to share with you;

Ohhh I was so impressed with my table - all that I had made over the last month was on it as well as a beautiful card from Anda and I won the lovely little 'BOO' from the amazing Trudie as well as the card on the other side - at least I could pretend you were here!!! 

Amelia SO loved taking the insides out of the pumpkin!! Her face was a picture all the way through - Nancy how ever was not so keen!!! and she did a pretty good job of it too!!! although the design she chose took me over an hour to carve! 

…. My baby did apple bobbing - we were shocked - she does not like water in her face!! and she got it out - the problem was she kept putting it in and taking it out - she's only 2 1/2 so very impressed with her!

And my all time best ever Pumpkin - I know I complained a moment ago about how long it took BUT - I had people as where I brought it from - not sure if to be complimented to offended!!! 

So all in all it was a good day had by all!!! 

Anyway back to the purpose!!  This is a bit of a sad post as its the last one for the 13 Days of halloween Challenges over at Simply Challenged Challenges :(  I can't believe that I have managed to participate in all 13! At times its only been because of some special people pushing me - you know who you are!  I have struggled at times but I have SO enjoyed myself - First a BIG thank you to all the DT for their inspiration for each and every challenge and the lovely comments they have left! 

Ok so I suppose rather than waffling I should just get on with it! OK so the challenge for day 13 is 

Show us your favourite Trick (technique) or give the team a Treat 

Well I think what I'm about to share is a bit of both - firstly the cupcakes - they were not cooked by me - I can't and don't cook cakes cause well they always turn out rubbish so a BIG thank you to my friend for cooking them (they were rather scrum my that had chocolate orange chocolate on the top!) but I did decorate them with some lovely decorated sticks

I have been wanting to do these for so long, its thanks to my little die cutting diva Nancy that they were all cut - they didn't take long to make at all and the kids loved them and even took them home after the party!!! Here are the details on how I made them

(1) Print your chosen mage at 5-6 cm high (I wanted mine quite small)
(2) I used a circle punch to punch the areas of the image I wanted to use
(3) Using my Nesties pinking circles I die cut the black circles slightly larger than the punch
(4) Colour as required
(5) take the point off of a cocktail stick - add double sided tale to the back of the image
(6) Attach cocktail stick at required hight to the back of the image
(7) stick to backing circle and there you have it! 

I did on a couple of occasions add more tape over the cocktail stick for added security!!!  

So next up I have to share with you have I made for the witches, devils and monsters knocking at my door….  what a yummy looking box of chocolates one may think 

And oh yes the kids thought they were in for a right treat…. let them get close, maybe even touch a chocolate

and out jumps the beautiful Banshee Lola!!! 
I don't think some parents were too impressed with me last night…. I did have one or two walk away with a shocked look - maybe I really am a mad woman!!! 

Now I will give you a quick tutorial on how to make this 

You will need; 

Empty chocolate tin (plastic is best)
Wooden spoon 
Your Chosen Image Coloured or as you wish
Sweets - lots of them!

(1) Take your chosen tin and roughly in the centre make a hole - I did this using my scissors - Make sure the hole you make is big enough for the handle of the spoon to fit through

(2) Stick your chosen image to the wooden spoon - I use the back of the spoon as I felt it gave the image more shape - make sure you use strong tape or even glue the image to the spoon - you don't want it falling off half way through!!!

(3) Turning the tin up the right way, slot the handle of the spoon through the hole - the handle of the spoon is great to carry it by as well!!! 

(4) Now fill the tub back up with sweets to hide your image and wait for them to come calling!!! 

well I hope you like and understand my little tutorial! I know the kids loved this so much! I just wish Halloween was more than once a year! Now I would like to enter this card into the following challenge

Simply Challenged Challenges - 13 Days of Halloween - Day 13 - Trick or treat

Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again soon 

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