Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Lets Go 'Haunting'

Evening all - well this is a very late post from me - I have been lacking in MOJO for the past couple of days and I don't know why - I have managed to do 11/13 of the challenges over at Simply challenged Challenges and this one - well I just had no get up and go - But after being told off for thinking of giving up - something came to me - well three things if I'm honest!!! 

Simply Challenged Challenges

I think it could be that I don't want these to end! It has been so much fun - the different challenges and it has really made me think harder about my creations! So onto todays challenge

A 'Haunting' you will go 
Haunted places, include a Haunted House in your project

Well I searched google, pintrest, even tried switching off all together and… nothing… a big blank space…. then it came to me…..


Yep I have sure been a haunting! I found this wonderful template here - its so quick and easy to do (and I printed it onto the black card grate for speed - not so good for my eyes!) But all in all I have to say I quite like what I have come up with!  I have used three of the gorgeous images from Simply B Stamps. First up we have the stunning Witchy Wednesday and the gorgeous Betty Little Munster Lady - I just adore her!!!


The sitting pretty on the end I have used the cute Little Witch Ariel.  All of them were coloured with copics and cut out with a craft knife (I finally found a craft knife! LOL) You can't see in the pictures but I also used a scalloped punch to give the effect of troof tiles on the houses - that took some time!!! 


I used a few dies with this as well - as well as I die cut from a lovely friend.  Cause I don't have a spooky tree I used the memory Box die Arboscello Tree and cut some of the leaves out to make it look spooky!!! I also used my Memory Box fence die.  They are all stuck down with silicone - so far they are still standing! 

And here it is in all its glory - well I couldn't make spooky houses and not make them light up!


This will be taking pride of place in the centre of the table tomorrow for the girls party! I can't wait to see what they all look like tomorrow and also have some people knocking at the door!!! I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges;

Cards und More - Halloween 
Crazy Amigo Challenge - Halloween 

Thanks for stopping by - I would LOVE to know what you think if you have a moment, hope to see you again soon 

Hugs

x

Stars!!

Morning! 





Monday, 29 October 2012

Christmas With A Difference

Evening! How are you all today? Well I have been nursing a poorly Nancy - she once again has croup need to see how she goes over the next few days - not what we needed!  Well I spent some time yesterday looking back at this time last year and I can't believe that in 2 days time it will be a year since I announced that we were finally moving!  Where has the last year gone?? Anyway back to what I'm here for! I am trying to squeeze in christmas cards as and where I can - well in-between my Halloween madness this year!  But I appear to have gone a bit crazy! 


Yep I am now colouring Christmas cards with green skin - it has well and truly taken over me - thats for sure! This is the strangely cute Fa-La-La-La-La Lexi Digi available along with her friends from Simply B Stamps.  Now I coloured this up a while ago - but it was SO much fun!!! 


The image was coloured with copics and the papers are all from my stash! I hope you like her 
Thanks for stopping by - hope to see you again soon 

Hugs 
x

Sunday, 28 October 2012

18th Butterfly

Eveing - I don't know how many times I have gone to write this post and forgotten - its quite scary! Im having one of those days where nothing is quite going right - I decided to cook a roast dinner for tea tonight and somehow after 1/2 hour into cooking the chicken realised that I didn't have enough potatoes… How I did that I do not know - I'm sure I brought potatoes when I last went shopping!  I will confess that I am shattered - did not sleep well again last night - this cough is keeping me awake so much through the night again :(

Anyway back to what I'm meant to be doing! I was asked to make a 18th Birthday card a couple of weeks ago - all the customer wanted was for the image to have blond hair and female - and so what a perfect time to grab out a Saturated Canary Image - one of my favourites - Cerridwen  - I just LOVE colouring her up


The image was coloured with copics - and the papers are all from my stash - I couldn't resist the prima butterfly in the corner - just felt it pulled the orange from the backing paper out a bit.  The die cut circle butterfly is a tonic circle die I have - I just love using it at the moment.  The 18 is just some peel offs (quite relieved I'm finally running out of them!)


Once again I am so please with the way she coloured up - I hope you like her too! I would like to enter this card to the following challenges; 

Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes

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

x

Simply B Stamps - Christmas Release!

Good Morning! 

I so hope your here for the release of the Simply B stamps Nativity set!!! I SOO can't wait to get my hands on them all - yes it one of this that you need them all!! Well A girl has to have what a girl has to have!  I hope you have come across from Louise's blog you are on the right track - if not hop back to Simply Betty stamps blog and start from the beginning!

I know this is a very early post for me - no don't panic - I will still be sleeping I'm sure (or at least I hope I am!)!! Anyway I know I have been all  in halloween mode recently - But I have had a small attempt at Christmas - well about four attempts and three of them ended up in the bin!  and looking back this was the best attempt! 


She is Beautiful - this is Lilly Wise Woman and she will be available from today from the Simply B store NOW!!! As soon as I am up I will be having to make a little purchase! I have SO many ideas with this set - just need my claws on them! 


I used lost from my stash on this card - the papers are all from my box of bits - you know the bits that are too big to throw away and too small to do too much with?!?  The bling in the middle is some stuff that I purchased from a friend last week - I just stuck it down with double sided tape and WOW does it glisten!!! The image was coloured with Copics

R17, R24, R29 YR00, E00, E21, W2, W4

The die cut is a Memory Box die that I cut from a scrap of gold miri card - Ohhh how I LOVE my memory Box dies - Im starting to get quite a collection! Anyway thats enough of me nattering - you need to hop to the wonderful and talented Anda to see what she has created for you all to see! 

Thanks for stopping by - hope to see you again soon!
x


Toffee Apples

Yuck - I can't think of anything worse - toffee and apples - NO in my house they do not go together - I never forget as a kid being at a party and them coming out - I was told I would like them - took one bite and ewww I still shiver at the thought!!! 

Anyway I can't believe we are at day 11of the 13 days of Halloween over at Simply Challenged Challenges - I have to say I really don't want this to end!! 

Simply Challenged Challenges

So the theme on this occasion is 'sweets' we either have to use the colours of candy corn (yellow, orange and white) or Caramel Apples (Lime Green and Caramel) - well tonight I have sat there and coloured a few images in using both options and I have to say I fell for the Caramel Apple!!! 


So some details - The paper is Halloween Grunge from Whimsy Stamps - I have to say I LOVE the designs but the papers are a bit 'shiny' for me - not sure how much I will be using them only because of the shine!  The flower was a free gift with some petals I purchased a while ago - I never ever thought I would use this colour!!! The lace is from my stash and coloured with my copics - I also tried to ruffle it as its always something that I have tried and failed at - but on this occasion it worked quite well (my little tip for this is if your using narrow tape put two lies of it down - it sticks better!!).  The goo across the top was sent to me by a very kind friend - I have been trying too get hold of the punch for a while and she sent me some just to help me out - I also coloured it with my copics!


Oh yes and I so had to use the Bride of Chrisenstein Betty  available from the Simply B store! - she is my all time FAVOURITE right now - I don't know why - maybe its cause she was my first one to colour with green skin?!?! Well I decided to keep this quite simple as I have a little plan to make something 'big' with her - but then again she may be on her way to a special family member in the morning!!! 

She was coloured with copics (as well as everything else that is coloured!)

E31, E33, YG21, YG25

Well I really hope you like her and I hope that more of you may play along with us over at Simply Challenged Challenges - I have had SO much fun once again with this challenge and although I can't wait for the next challenge I don't want this to end!!! 

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges 

Craftymess Challenge - Halloween 
Di's Digi Designs - Halloween 

Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you have time to let me know what you think of this creation - look forward to seeing you again soon 

x


Friday, 26 October 2012

The Black Swan

Eveing all - well on the up - yes I sure am - feeling so so so much better now! OK its only thanks to Night Nurse that I am - but I so hope I keep up like this - have felt so so poorly recently! 

Anyway - back to why I'm here - can you guess??? Yep the 13 Days of Halloween Challenges - I can't believe we are up to day 10! only three more days :( 

Simply Challenged Challenges

I have SO been enjoying challenging myself the last couple of weeks - trying hard to think outside the box and make something different and test spooky!!! 

Well Im here with the latest challenge - it stumped me at first - the theme is 

'The show' 

yep - I know that didn't mean much to me at first then I read what it was about! 

'Ghouls, Killers and Witches on the big screen - use any non 'persona' image and make it resemble your favourite movie ghoul, ghost, witch or scary persona' 

Ha ha it made NO sense to me - so after goggling 'persona' and lots of chatting I have finally come up with something…. 


The Black Swan - (Not to be confused with the 1942 swashbuckler film 'the black swan')

Its an American psychological thriller and horror film - the plot revolves around a production of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake ballet by a prestigious NYC company.  The production requires the ballerina to play both the innocent and fragile White Swan as well as the dark and sensual Black Swan - between two dancers whom audition for the part are bot are embodied with qualities for each part - when the two dancer compete - for one the pressure causes them to lose their tenuous grip on reality as the defends into a living nightmare

Now I will confess and say i have only ever seen snippets of this film - and Im not one for being scared outa my seat - and the bits that I have seen did me NO favours - My sister and my mum have both seen it all the way through and found it quite scary!  And so here is my take on the film 'The Black Swan'  


The image is the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy Lola from Simply B Stamps - now I LOVE this girl and it was pretty hard to colour her the way I have - Now I NEVER thought I would colour and image other than the way I thought it should be - and this is NOT how I saw her - BUT I am so so happy with how she has turned out!!! She was coloured with copics 

E000, E00, E02, W2, W4, W5, W7 

I die cut her with my oval scalloped nesties and then added memento start nights around the endue.  The paper is a DP that I purchased a LONG time ago - and I have no idea where from.  I also used my sissiz corner dies the I attached to the back of the image to give the swirls and y QC ballet shoes die! 


Well I really hope you like my creation - I have to say I LOVE it - and so did my sister when she saw it! I would like to enter this card to the following challenges 

Fairy Tale - Monochrome with dies and/or punches

Thanks so much for stopping by - remember the Boo! Hop (Im sure the other girls would LOVE to have you stop by too!!!) sign up - you could win $15 to spend at Simply B Stamps  - If you have a moment I would LOVE to know what you think of my card! 

See you soon 

Hugs

x

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

BOO Surprised you Betty

Morning/Afternoon/Evening all - well this has been a long time coming and its finally here - Now as you know there are a number of us around blogland in the UK that LOVE Simply B Stamps - but here in the UK Halloween is not something many people get into - so we have decided to do a special hop for the one and only Betty to show her how much we appreciate what she does and that over here we are trying!!! 

I also would like to thank Corinne for letting us do this hop and starting us off!!! 


So welcome to the hop! 



So glad your here!! Now if you have come from Corinne's blog your on the right tracks - if not you need to pop back to there and start from the beginning!! Here is the list so you can see where to go! 


Katrina http://flutterbytrina.blogspot.co.uk - YOU ARE HERE

Ok so I know you all wondering what i have made - well as you have all seen I have been SO into trying to make loads of decorations for my house this halloween and I really can't wait to make even more - but I think the house is starting to get cluttered! and so this time I have made something that will be on my front door on the 31st October!!


Now I have had to photograph it inside for now as its rather wet and dark outside - But I have made 6 little wreaths wrapped with ribbon, on the inside of them they say 'spooky' and then I have used two of my favourite betty images that will be stuck on the outside of the window!

Firstly there is Banshee Lola - now I love colouring her up - but this time I tried her without lines - it wasn't the easiest!!!


She was printed at 20% opacity (not brave enough for 10 yet!) and coloured with copics

YR000, E00, E21, E50, E51, E53, E55, E33, E35, E37

Im so impressed with how she has turned out and I WILL be using the no lines more and more I think!

Next up we have the cute Betty Skellinton available here (I don't know how long for though!)


I just LOVE colouring her up too - she is so cute! Now I have decided that i would like to give a little something away so I will be buying and giving away a $15 voucher for the Simply B Store - all you need to do it leave a comment to be in with a chance of winning! I will draw a winner on October 31st at 8pm - Good Luck everyone!!!

Well I hope you have enjoyed stopping by - now you need to hop over to the very talented Anita and see what she has created! Thanks for hopping by - hope you will come back soon! If you have a moment I would love to know what you think of my creation!

See you soon

x

Witches Stockings

Afternoon all - ohhh how I feel like death warmed up at the moment - all I want is a good long sleep!! But thats not going to happen - so I have been thinking and thinking and thinking with the latest challenge over at Simply Challenged Challenges - now when you ill you have no inspiration anyway…. so this has taken me so so long…. 

The challenge this time over at Simply Challenged Challenges is 

Simply Challenged Challenges
'Witches Stockings'
So your creation needs to have stripes… 

I have taken some inspiration from the wonderful Aeryn - she is the queen of no likes - I have tried before but never been successful but I think I may be getting there now! 


I printed my image at 30% opacity and thought we would start there - Don't think its come out too bad -  I coloured with copics 

YR000, E00, E21, YR16,  YR07, YR68
B34, E33, E35, YG03, YG17

The papers are all from my halloween stash! 


I added some dies cuts from my little stash - I must sit down and cut more later! 


Well I hope you like her - sorry I can't give you too many more details - its about nap time now! I would like to enter this card into the following challenge


Thanks for stopping by - hope to see you again soon 

x

Monday, 22 October 2012

Its A Girl

Good Morning! How are you today? Its a cold damp morning here again :( oh well its that time of year so best just get on with it! Anyway I'm here to share with you a card I have made for a friend of mine who had a baby girl last weekend! There are so many babies being born and due any time I can't believe it!!!


I have used the beautiful Butterfly Baby from Saturated Canary it has been so long since I have coloured one of her images up and when I saw this beauty I couldn't resist! I coloured the image with copics and just had to add some pink ribbon too!


I used the lovely die from Butterfly Circle Die from Tonic - I purchased it a couple of weeks ago from That Craft Place - Its a lovely die and the detail is wonderful! I also used my MS Butterfly punch for the added butterflies and the papers are from my stash!

Well I hope you like my card and I hope the person that I have sent it to likes it too!  I would like to enter this card to the following challenges; 

One Stitch at A Time - Use a Digi
Little Claire - New Arrivals

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

x

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Skeleton Dance

Evening - well yes I sure know its evening - starting to feel somewhat rough again - i think once this is posted its wind down for bed! How are you anyway!? SO yes I have been playing with crafty stuff on and off all day!! Once again its for the wonderful challenges over at Simply Challenged Challenges - were now on Day 8 - I can't believe it!!!

Simply Challenged Challenges

So this theme is Skeleton Dance - Its a colour and element challenge must use bones/skulls/skeletons and ONLY black and white - well the black and white were easy - but Skeletons…. Ummmmm yep thats where I thought I was stumped….


Ok I can't get it much closer…. I have made another halloween decoration for my home! 


I made it using squares of papers and then rolled them into cones, then I used silicone to glue them to a disk behind and then added my image (coloured in black and white) die cut with my nesties onto the decoration. First I used the gorgeous Betty Skellington, 


Then I had to use the fab Little Skeleton Oscar - I found it so hard not to colour him in colour! The papers are digital ones - you can't see but one does have skeletons all over it!!! 


and then finally I had to use the puppy from Betty Skellington, just so cute! Again these were digi papers!  Now you may be thinking - OK so she has covered the black and white but what about the Skeletons…. 

Well when I went shopping last week I purchased a string of them, after moving them about a bit  I managed to put each decoration in-between skeletons…. 


ewwww he is a bit eerie!!! Well I hope you like my creation - I know I'm happy with this one! I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Anything But A Card - Halloween 
Catered Crop - Circles
Heck Of A Challenge - Spooktacular

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

Hugs

x

Halloween SMASH*ed

Afternoon! How are we all? Well I have been busy here - got so much that I want to do but the cold is holding me back - much better than i was yesterday - so fingers crossed another early night I will run on full power again! So its been SOOO long since I did a SMASH* page - I lost all get up and go with it a long time back - I was going to sell all my stuff but I didn't - and a week or so ago I suddenly got the urge to do a page!


So yes I'm still running in halloween mode - Im so loving all creepiness at the moment - although spiders still freak me out! So I decided to SMASH* Nancy's first Halloween (yes I know that was 2 years ago!) but the photos have been sat here and needed something doing with them! 

All the die cuts were what a good friend Anda from Crafty Fresian sent me - you need to pop over and see her stuff - she has some wonderful creations! 


I had to use the gorgeous Little Witch Ariel available here from SImply B Stamps.  Now cause I have her as a digi I flipped her, made her smaller and merged her in pages and then printed them off - they were coloured with copics and then just glued in! 


Now there is a funny story about the 'too cute to spook' - now I am quite stingy sometimes and I had kept the top of the 'Too Cute to Spook' paper I purchased from Simply B Stamps  - I have no idea why then when doing these pages it dawned on me to cut it down and use it! So yes - Now I have started to keep the names off some of my 12x12's cause they can be used! Well I hope you like my pages I would like to enter them into the following challenges; 

2 Sisters - Cute and creepy 
Challenge up your Life - halloween
Di's Digi Downloads - Halloween 

Thanks for stopping by - hope to see you again soon!
x
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