Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Sparkler Ellie

Morning all - busy busy times at the moment, all is happening so fast!

Anyway hope your all well! Im so excited to be here today to be sharing this project with you - its something a bit different for me.  I just fell head over heals for Sparkler Ellie when I saw her on the new release at The Paper Nest Dolls - you can purchase her here in the shop - You will see why I love her - her face is just SOOOO cute!!

Then I had this idea of making something special for my certain little lady who will turn 6 in just a few days time - she loves to sit and draw - you should see some of the notes we get at the moment!!! So what would be better than her own personalised notebook! 


I just LOVE how she has turned out - Im so in love with her hair! The image was coloured with copics


E000, E00, E02, R20
E31, E33, E35
R81, R83, R85
YG03, YG17, YG67
Y04

I also used some of the beautiful MME Collections 'Memories' 6x6 paper stack, Im so head over heals for this set - once I had cut it to size I distressed the edges using Tim Holtz Tea Dye ink pad - I seem to be using that lots at the moment!  The ruffled ribbon is from my stash - I seem to have a stack of it at the moment!  I also had to use some of the lovely Swirly Pearls from Prima, They are just so gorgous, just wish I could locate them in the UK!  You may have also noticed the additional A - yep cut using the cameo - just felt it made it more personal for Miss A!

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

Crafty Sentiments - Girl Power
Inky Chicks - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Well thank you for stopping by, I do hope if you have a moment you will let me know what you think! See you again soon

:)

x



Tuesday, 25 June 2013

For a special Friend

Only me! Im getting better - I have had so much fun creating recently that I have so many to share with you! Its nice to be back here in blogland and sharing what I have made, its a shame about the weather here at the moment though - its going down hill fast! I can't believe we are so far into 2013 - its now time to think about the dreaded C word! Although saying that I am looking forward to it this year!!! 

Anyway I'm here to share with you today a card I made for Amelia's friend for her birthday, as I have said before I'm not one for the pre-coloured toppers but I always have something in ready for when I forget that I am supposed to have created something for me or mine! And so here we have a lovely pre-coloured topper from Lili of the Valley.


She just came together so quickly with the papers - and I have to say it was a nice and easy card to make, so I think I will make some more like this when life calms down a bit :) 

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

Art with No boundaries - As always anything Goes
Craft your Passion - In The Garden 
Fashionista - Birthday
House of Gill - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again soon 

x

Monday, 24 June 2013

Creative Creations Challenges!

Good Morning! 

Busy busy weeks and they are flying by! I can't believe how this year is going, on Friday it will be my 9 year anniversary and hubby and I are celebrating by renewing our wedding vowels with family and friends - I can't wait - I'm so very very excited - Anyway lots has been happening here at the moment, I can't wait for the summer holidays with the kids - although I know I will be wishing them away after the first couple of weeks! 

I know there may still be some of you hopping for The Paper Nest Dolls summer release hop if your looking for my post you can find it here - but if you haven't hopped yet there is still time pop back to The Paper Nest Dolls Blog and start from the beginning - some amazing inspiration along the way with some fantastic prizes up for grabs too!! 

Anyway I'm here to day with the latest challenge over at Creative Creations Challenges I do hope you will stop over and meet all the new DT members :) there are some very very talented ladies that have joined us - pop over and take a look! 

So lets jump into this weeks challenge - and I have to say I think it was somewhat challenging for many of us - but so much fun having to think outside the box….

Shaped Cards
(no Squares or Rectangles)

We have a fantastic sponsor this week The Paper Nest Dolls


The prize we have on offer this week is a $25 gift voucher for the store! Why not pop over and take a look at what they have to offer - some fantastic digs! 

So onto my creation - well you know how I love my Paper Dolls so you can guess how over the moon I was when Christine agreed to sponsor the challenge blog :) and so I got to use the fantastic Princess Ellie - just because I actually LOVE this image and it worked well with the challenge theme….. 



I had this idea of what I wanted to do and it all came together so nicely! The castle cut first time to the perfect size and it all came together!  I did have to add the initials A.J.B to the flags as this is the card I have made for Nancy to give to Amelia for her birthday next weekend! 

Her is the beautiful Princess Ellie - she is so easy to colour and perfect for anyone you think is a princess! 


I coloured the image with copics

E000, E00, E02, R20
E30, E31, E33
R35, R37 
C1, C2
Y28, YG03, YG17

I would never have normally put red with pink but on this occasion I think it worked,  The castle shape was cut with my cameo - I swear I don't know how I have waited so long for that machine! 

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

Kraftin kimmie Stamps - Shaped Cards
Krafty Hands - Shaped Cards
Send a Smile for Kids - For the Girls
The Hobby House - Anything Goes

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

x

Sunday, 23 June 2013

'Girl Talk'

Morning, what a wet day yesterday was - I spent most of it with the family and then tucked myself away in the craft room - SO much to do in so little time at the moment!  I can't believe that in just 5 Days hubby and I will be renewing our wedding vowels!  With that said I have been making time for me to do what I want in-between everything else! 

If your here for the Summer Release hop for The Paper Nest Dolls  you will be looking for my post that you can find here. If you have just stopped by you have till the 26th June to enter, there is some fantastic inspiration and some wonderful prizes - all you need to do is comment on each of the blogs and make sure you follow The Paper Nest Dolls blog - you can also join us on Facebook - its a fantastic group of ladies there! 

So I'm here to share with you a card I have made using one of the newly released images from The Paper Nest Dolls called Girl Talk - she is available here!



I just love everything about her - she reminds me of when I was younger and I had to pull the cord on the phone to sit down and chat to someone - oh how phone conversations used to be shorter in those days when people wanted to get past ect - Oh how times have changed!  


The image was coloured with Copics; 

E000, E00, E02, R20
E31, E33, E35, E37
R35, R37
BG11, BG13
W2, W4

The papers are from MME called My Girl, I used my Tim Holtz distress Ink 'Old Paper' round the edges just to add some character.  The scrabble tiles and charm have had sat in my stash for ages, they both just seemed to fit on this creation and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts

Well I hope you like her - she is one of this images that I can think of so much to do with! I would like to enter this card into the following challenges; 

Colour me Creative - Colours of Summer
Send a Smile for Kids - For the Girls
That Craft Place - Flowers

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a moment to let me know what you think! Don't forget the blog hop! See You again soon :) 

x


Saturday, 22 June 2013

The Paper nest Dolls, Summer Release Blog hop

Welcome to The Paper Nest Dolls' Summer Stamp Release Blog Hop!


Today the very talented and creative design team of The Paper Nest Dolls has put together this hop to share with you projects made using our 14 new stamps!


Second Row: Dollhouse, Girl Talk

Digital versions of these stamps regularly sell for $3.00 each, but from today through Tuesday June 25th you can get ALL 14 images for only $25 here in our shop! AND all rubber stamps are 20% off! However, in order to get the discount on the RUBBER STAMPS, please email Christine at papernestdolls@yahoo.com
and she will send you a paypal invoice.

I made a Card using the new Bunny Love Avery stamp


I loved every minuet of colouring her up with her little bunnies, she was coloured with copics and a hint of prisma coloured pencils and blending solution.



E000, E00, E02, R20
E30, E31, E33
R35, R37
B95, B97
C1, C2, C3
YG07, YG17, YG67
Y15, Y18

The papers are from MME XXX.  I used my cameo to cut her out, then used my nesties to die cut the oval shape.  I also used one of my x-cut punches to create the scalloped edge at the top.  once I had all my papers set and shaped I then used my Tim Holtz Tea Dye ink pad to distress the edges of the papers! 

We couldn't host a blog hop without fun giveaways! One lucky winner will receive our entire set of new images, one lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to our shop, and another lucky winner will receive the summer prize pack pictured below!



Participants must comment on every stop of the hop and be a follower of our blog for a chance to win! We also encourage you to become a fan of our Facebook page!

Winners will be announced on Wednesday June 26th over at
 The Paper Nest Dolls blog!


You're next stop is Ilene's blog

Here's the complete lineup:


Thanks so much for hopping with us! :)

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Bubble Bath Ellie

Morning all, well things are starting to go quieter - but not much still got so much to do and not much time - but finally found a bit of time for sitting down and crafting :)   So with having some time I have been playing with my Dolls - NO not like Barbie - the gorgeous ones from The Paper Nest Dolls


Now I just fell in LOVE with Bubble Bath Ellie when I first saw her she is available from The Paper Nest in Rubber and Digi - she has been sat in the pile of 'to colour' for far far too long and her time finally came around! 

Once she was coloured though I did become a bit stumped on what to do next!  So after searching the internet for a while I came across this fantastic sketch from Dutch Magnolia Lovers - I just had to give it a go although I don't use Magnolias!


It all just fell together from there, I used my lovely cameo to do most of the cutting - I did take me a while to think of the sizing but it all just came together! Here she is a bit closer! 


She was coloured with copics; 

E000, E00, E02, R20 
E30, E31, E33, E35
Y15, Y17
B93, B95, B60
V000, V01
W0, W1, W2

I added some diamond glaze over the top of the bubbles to give them more of a realistic look, once she was dried I stuck her to the circle and cut the excess of the image away, The edges of all the papers were distrusted using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Old Paper, I didn't want anything that was too heavy on the colour.  The papers are all from Dovecraft Back to Basics III - its a beautiful paper pack with all the pinks and purples in! I then couldn't resist with adding some of my flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts on there too!  

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

Art With no boundaries - Anything Goes
Created with love - Your favourite Things (My Pens :) )
Digi Make Over Challenge - Punches/Dies (Used my Nesties) 
Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Well I hope you like her as much as I do - Remember there is the Paper Nest Dolls Challenge blog that have a fantastic theme of 'Summer lovin' running and only a little more time to enter - why not pop over and take a look and maybe join in :)

Thanks for stopping by, if you have a moment I would love to read what you think! 
See you again soon 

x

8 Today!

Hello again! all this catching up feels so good….. plus I'm so close to 500 posts as well now its all rather exciting, but the big one will be if I realise that post 500 is about to go live or not!  

Anyway I'm here once again to share a card made a while back, now I'm not a bit one for colouring animals, especially not big ones but this one didn't come up too bad!  When I was asked to do a card with a horse I froze, but then I came across this beautiful stamp from Whimsy stamps and just had to give it a go!


This was made as a commission for a little girl who loves horses, I was asked to make the little girl look like the recipient and by what I was told I don't think I did a too bad job! The image was coloured with copics

E000, E00, E02, E50, E51, E53, R20, 
E31, E33, R35, E37

The papers were all scraps from the box, the letters were cut using my quickutz - I do love that tool! I have to say O was pretty impressed with the finish on this card! I hope you like it too - I would like to enter this card into the following challenges; 

Artistic Impressions - Ribbon or Twine
Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again soon :) 

x


Monday, 17 June 2013

Special friend

Good Morning! I'm getting a little bit good at this! Well the weather here is going down hill fast, I can remember the days of long hot summers, were lucky if we see the sun for more than 5 days at the moment :( Anyway this next week i think there will be quite a few posts from me, I have found loads that I thought I had shared with you - and I clearly haven't! 

Im here to share one that I made a while back using a LOTV pre coloured topper, now I'm not normally one for all the pre coloured things but I have to say they do make life easy sometimes! This is a stamp that I have been searching for for ages, never come across it yet - but you never know.  So glad I got my hands on the pre coloured topper :) 


I used loads from my stash including some pins that haven't seen the light of day in ages! The papers were all loose in in my box of scraps.  I Love the way this card has turned out! The colours here don't seem to have done it much justice but in real life its so pretty! 

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

Challenges 4 everybody - Anything Goes

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

hugs

x

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Special day

Good Morning! I can't believe how terribly quiet my blog has been from me this year - I think its somewhat embarrassing!!! BUT I have so much to do in a very short space of time and all I want to do is all I shouldn't be doing - thats about typical!!! 

So Im here today to share with you a card I made for a commission a while back - I just LOVE this image from Lala Land - she is so adorable and she was lovely to colour!


Once again this is another that I thought I had shared but I didn't and so here she is now - The image was coloured with copics

E000, E00, E)2, R20
B95, B95
R25
E31, E33
T3, T5
E33, E35, E37

The papers were all from my stash - and the bow was cut using a dynamics die I have stashed away! I used my quickutz alphabet to cut the name in Silver miri card! 

Well I hope you like her! I think she came out pretty cute, I would like to enter this card into the following challenges; 

Send a Smile 4 Kids - For the Girls 

Thanks for stopping by, I would love to know what you think, hope to see you again soon 

x

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Have a 'Grave' Fathers Day

Afternoon all - what a day it has been, my little Amelia (well she's not so little any more) took her pre primary ballet exam today :)  So proud of her - I can't believe she has been dancing for three years nearly! So yes today I'm on a complete high!  

Im here to share with you a Fathers Day card with a difference - I was asked to make a 'zombie' themed   Fathers Day card - mmmmm yes the brain started ticking….. after a little bit of discussion I finally came up with the perfect image! 


This is the rather creepy Zombie Painter 3 from Rick St Dennis - I will be honest and say I never thought of using a zombie on Fathers Day but he is pretty cool - after choosing the image and colouring him up with copics the sentiment and papers all fell into place

Copics

E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, E59
YG03, YG09, YG17, YG63, YG67
B32, B34, R35, R37
T3, T5, T7

The papers are from my stash, I know they are from one of the halloween pads I had but I can't remember what set! The die cut is from memory box called 'Graveyard landscape', the words were cut from my cameo :) - I also distressed the edges of the paper using Tim Holtz Tea Dye ink pad. 

Well I hope you like him, I would like to enter this card into the following challenges; 

Alphabet Challenge - i is for image 
Digi Haven - Anything goes
Digi Galore - Male/Fathers Day 
Just Inspirational Challenges - Photo Inspiration (taken the daddy for Fathers Day)

Thanks for stopping by - I would love your opinions on this one :) hope to see you again soon :) 

x



Monday, 10 June 2013

Creative Creations Challenges - For you Dad

Morning! Wow this is a miracle for me - two posts within a couple of days! I have been so busy with stuff its crazy! I would love to tell you that things will calm down in a few weeks - but no sooner will all the stress be over it will them be summer holidays! 

Anyway I'm here today with the latest challenge at Creative Creations Challenges - we had a great turn out last week well done to everyone that joined in, remember to pop to the blog to see if you were our lucky winner! 

So onto this weeks challenge - we have a fantastic and very appropriate challenge for you this week - 

For you Dad

Yep were looking for your Fathers Day Creations. We have a wonderful sponsor this week 


The team were lucky enough to have some steps from Indigo Blu to work with - I know the team had so much fun with them :) 

I got to work with xxxx as my set - I have to say at first I was somewhat stumped - its been a while since I had the stamps and inks out - but my word did I enjoy getting messy! I even managed to make two cards this week! 

First up I kept it simple, I used the cogs stamps with my TH Walnut Stain ink to stamp the background, using my brush I then distressed the background using Tea Dye.  I stamped the layered pieces in black Memento and distressed them with the tea dye, I layered them onto Kraft and stuck them with silicone.  


The twine is from my stash I also ran that through the Tea Dye to make it blend more, the farm was added using twine to secure it. 

I have to say I LOVE how this card has turned out! I would like to enter the card above into the following challenges; 

Craft Lovin Challenges - Fathers Day 
Crazy 4 Challenges - Fathers Day
Sugar Creek Hollow - Fathers Day 

I was somewhat messy after finishing it and so I decided that I was going to get more messy……. 
For this one I stamped the background up and then scrunched it, once again distressed it using my brush and TH Tea Dye, I did add a few stipples of Walnut Stain in to.  I did the same with the cogs. 


I then stamped the image again but this time only very lightly distressed it.  

Well I hope you like my creations, I had so much fin making them! I would like to enter the second card into the following challenges; 

Bloggers - Masculine
Inspire me Fridays - Anything Goes
Simply Create too - Fathers Day/Masculine 

Thanks for stopping by, if you have a moment I would love to know what you think! I do hope you will pop to the blog and see what the rest of the team have made :) See you again soon 

x

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Birthday Boy

Morning all - wow two posts in two days…. Well after a few lovely weather days - were back to it being and somewhat chilly! Ohhh when will summer come and stay?  Anyway been keeping myself pretty busy with creating and cleaning the little room up and making mess and stressing that there is mess…… anyway Im here to share with you today a commission I made and all in all I was pretty impressed with it! 

I finally used Video Boy from Mo's Digital Pencil - He has been sat in the pile to be coloured for far far too long (about a year too long!).


I have to say male cards are not my strong point but I loved colouring him up! 

Materials

Pens - Copics
Papers - Stash 
Charm and Twine
Quickutz Alphabet Dies
Die-namics Fishtail Stacks
Tim Holts Distress ink Tea Dye

All in all I love him and didn't really want to send him to where he needed to go! I hope he is loved by the recipient! I would like to enter this card into the following challenges; 

Crafts for Eternity - For the Boys
Alphabet Challenge - I for Image
Bronte and Bella's Challenge - 'Children' of all ages
Crafty Creations - For a boy 

Thank you so much for stopping by, if you have a moment I would love to know what you think! I know I sure had fun making him! Hope to see you again soon :) 

x



Saturday, 8 June 2013

Avery's Sixth Birthday blog hop :

Welcome to Avery's Sixth Birthday Blog Hop! We're so glad you could join us.


Avery is one of our dolls and she has just happened to have a birthday! In honor of her sixth birthday, the design team put together a hop to share projects made with the brand new "Avery's Birthday Surprise" stamp now available in both digital and rubber!


What a fun stamp! Avery was sure excited to see it. :)

Now onto my project for today
I had so much fun making this card as the image is so cute 




I used loads of designs from my cameo and even made the card blank from it! The image was coloured with copics;

E000, E00, E02, R20
R81, R83, R85
B000, B00, B02
R20, R22
C1, C2, C3, T1, T3

The papers were all from my scarab box - The balloons were cut on the cameo once again from scraps and I added the twine to look like real string from the balloons :)

And of course we have some super fun blog candy to thank those who come and hop with us!

To be eligible to win, you must comment on EVERY stop of the hop.

1 winner will receive this scrappy prize pack:

1 winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to our online shop:

And 13 winners (one from each hop stop) will win the Avery's Birthday Surprise digital stamp!

Blog hop winners will be announced at The Paper Nest Dolls blog on Tuesday June 11th.

And now for your next stop of the hop -Tina's blog!


Happy Hopping! We also hope you join us again in two weeks for our SUMMER RELEASE BLOG HOP!



Wednesday, 5 June 2013

A quick hello

Hey all, I have been so rubbish at trying to keep you all up to date I know, June this year is very busy for me - Hubby and I have our church blessing in just under three weeks time so were trying to put the final arrangements in there as well as plan Amelia's 6th Birthday! Time is running away with me! I cant believe were 6 months into the year!
 
Any way I'm here to quickly share a very quick card I made for the SBS facebook challenge! Its a fab challenge to play along with and the images are just adorable!

 
The theme for this challenge was black, white, orange and yellow - I have to say I really struggled with yellow and orage embelishments and papers :) The image was coloured with copics and the card blank and matting shape cut from my cameo :)
I hope you like her :)
 
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
 
 
Hope to see you again soon :)
 
x
 
09 10