Monday, 30 September 2013

Sketch time at Creative Creations Challenges

Good morning! hope your all well - its been so chilly here, but then sometimes so warm, wish the weather would make up its mind!  Anyway I think the photo inspiration over at CCC scared you all!! Never mind, were back today with a new challenge!! This week we have a wonderful sponsor 

Kenny K 

(ins badge) 

and they have given us the wonderful prize of xxxx

so over to the challenge… we have a lovely sketch for you this week 


I have to say I fell in love with this sketch when i saw it - just nice and simple so I do hope to see more participants for this challenge! Over to my creation…. I have used the gorgeous Madison Attitude for my creation.


I just love the fact she is obviously a girl who can shop!! I decided to rotate the sketch slightly for my creation - and rather than a sentiment I have added a name :) 


The image was coloured with copics; 

Skin, Eyes and Hair;
E50, E51, E21, E93, B24, E33, E35, E37

Boots and Hat;
E53, E55

Jacket and Jeans;
B91, B93, B95, C0

Jumper and Scarf;
BV11, BV13, R37, R46

Shopping Bags 
Y13, Y15, R20, R22, BV30, BV34

The papers are from xxxxx - I just love this pad! although I have very little left now - I must look out for some more!! I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes 
2 Sisters - Anything Goes
Hiding in my Craftroom - Women's Birthday

Anyway I hope you like my creation - the team have done an amazing job with the sketch so I hope you will pop to CCC to take a look and maybe join in! if you have a moment I would love to know what you think! Hope to see you again soon 

Hugs 

x

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes


Good Morning, hope your all well on this Sunday morning - I was hoping to relax a little as I'm getting over a cold - but the kids had other ideas!!

So I'm here today to share with you the new challenge over at Scribble and Scrap ;)


Im so excited to be a part of this new adventure with a fantastic new team!  Now I do hope that if you haven't come from the challenge blog you will pop over and take a look - there is a fantastic creations for this challenge!!! so the theme as it will always be is 

Anything Goes!!! 

The prize on offer is a £15 voucher to spend in the scribble and scrap shop :)
So over to my creation for this week - I really wanted to be a bit more 'outside the box' but with having been ill I had to go for more CAS! 


 I have used the gorgeous Vintage Floral border available here in the shop.  
I coloured them using copics;

V20, V22, V25, V28
R20, R21, R22
YG03, YG17

I then cut them out an stuck them with silicone and stamped the sentiment from indigo blu onto Neenah card and die cut and again stuck with silicone:) 

Well I hope you like my creation and I hope you will pop to see what the rest of the DT have done :) 

Hope to see you again soon :) 

x


Monday, 23 September 2013

For a Special Friend

Good Morning! brrrr isn't it cold :( the only thing I'm LOVING at the moment are the trees turning, such fantastic colours! and when the light catches them - well yes I'm nattering again!

Anyway I'm here today so share a very special project with you - a friend of mine who is a fantastic artist (you can see some of her works here) and I were talking one night and I came up with the MAD idea that I would make a little book for her!

Well it took me ages to think of how or what to do in the first place - well we overcame that and then I put it to the side - and it sat there staring at me…. and I finally got to finish it!!!  I have to say that I'm so over the moon with how she turned out!

For this creation I used the beautiful Dreads from Saturated Canary.


The image was coloured with copics - now because it was so long ago I really can't remember what ones I used :( 

She kind of reminds me of Meg in more ways than one - that could be as I did try to make her look a bit like her!!  I don't know how or why but this just fell together when I purchased a paper pad from Craftwork Cards called Time Flies - this pack is simply stunning.

I'm normally one to buy a paper pad and have it sat there to stare at for at least 6 months - but for some reason I just had to break into this pack and start using it strait away! And I'm so glad I did.  To make it look softer i distressed the edges of all layers using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tea Dye.  

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

613 Avenue - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Crafting When we Can - Seasons (summer)
That Craft Place - Things with Wings

Well I do hope if you have a moment you will let me know what you think! Thanks so much for stopping by, I do hope to see you again soon 

x


A Simple Card For a Friend

Good Morning, so sorry its been so quiet here, Been so busy with work on the house!! 

Anyway this morning I'm full of cold and its really not what i need - finally got an appointment to have my wisdom teeth removed - really not looking forward to it at all but needs must! 

Anyway I'm here to share with you a very simple card I made for my friend birthday this weekend inspired by a pin on pintrest!  I had seen the idea floating about loads and finally made time to make one myself! 


All I used was some of my stash of washi tape - I'm really pleased with the results - something very simple can be made fussy with the sentiment and the die cutting as well as son bling!

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

Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
The Squirrel and the Fox - Happy Birthday 
A Gem of A Challenge - Pink, Pink, Pink and gems (the tape and the gems are pink!)

 I know this is a really quick post for me but I really need to try to get rid of this cold! I hope you like my creation and I hope to see you again soon :) 

Hugs 


Thursday, 19 September 2013

Graffiti Party…

Good morning! well I hope your as excited as I am!! I have to say I still think I'm dreaming about being a part of the MIC Facebook Team!! Anyway I'm here today with something even more exciting…. I know I thought things couldn't get more exciting…. SO 


It’s time to get your baggy jeans on, grab your ghetto blaster and hang out with the gals from 

You may have seen the Urban Elements from Make it Crafty previously but now it’s time to bring you 
some super cool Graffiti to adorn those brick walls and some baggy jean characters to stand around 
looking cool n stuff…

So let me start by sharing with you a couple of my creations :) 

First up we have Urban Nico mixed up with some Urban Elements and some fantastic 
graffiti from LMMS



I decided that I would use lots of layers on this card - I always struggle with male cards - never really know what to put on them!  I made him a 6x6 card, the arrows and 'Dude' were all cut on my cameo.


I just LOVE the graffiti from LMMS - never really thought about colouring it ever - but I have had so much fun!! all the highlights were added in using a white pen. 

The image was coloured with copics

Wall and Brickwork;
E30, E31, E40, E42, E43

Bench and Window
T1, T2, T3, T4, T5

Urban Nico;
xxxxx

Graffiti;
xxxxxx

So I didn't stop at one creation for this release…..

When I first saw the Graffiti I worried about how I was going to colour it and so I printed it quite large to practice colouring, I was so impressed with how it turned out I had to use it for the release!!  So for this card I decided to die cut a hole in the front of the card blank and stick the graffiti on the inside



I have used the gorgeous Urban Courtney with some Urban Elements and some more gorgeous graffiti from LMMS.  Heres a close up - the image was hand cut and stuck on the front along with the brickwork


The images were coloured with copics

Graffiti
xxxxx

Urban Courtney
xxxxxx

Well I really hope you like my creations… I have had so much fun colouring these up and I hope you will too!!! So back over to how YOU can join in!!


FREEBIE CHALLENGE

For fun we thought we would put together a little freebie pack which you can download by entering your details below and an automatic email will be sent to you with the images. You will ALSO receive a special discount code that you can use to purchase our NEW urban collections. 

PRIZES!!

We would LOVE you to create something with your free digital pack and enter our challenge for a chance to win the following:  

1st place 
Custom Graffiti text of your chosen word 
$25 gift voucher at Make it Crafty  

2nd Place
Graffiti Collection from LMMS
Urban Characters from MiC  

3 random winners
Choice of one of the new digi stamps from LMMS & MIC 





Monday, 16 September 2013

Sweet little Cherub

Good morning - ohhh these weeks are flying by at the moment, before we know it Christmas will be upon us - autumn has come round so quickly - it was hot one day - like summer dress warm and then cold proper winter jumper and boots cold the next :(
I have to say I still don't know what season is my favourite - I like them all for different reasons

Anyway I'm here to share with you an adorable magnolia stamp - as you know I'm getting a thing for these little ones at the moment :) For this card I have used the adorable Bonny Tilda


Now you can see why I fell for him…. that cute bottom!!! LOL - the image was coloured using copics

Skin
E50, E51, E53, E11, E13

Hair and Bow
E31, E33, E35

The papers are from House of Zandra - I distressed the edges using my Tim Holtz Black Soot ink pad and then added some sparkle using my heat gun and embossing powders - The butterflies were punched using my Martha Stewart Trio of Butterflies and then I added rhinestone trails behind them. 

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts - I just LOVE the big one - thats a rose put ontop of some gardenia petals - I added a few leaves, pearls and little green springs to it too! The challenges I would like to enter my card to are as follow; 

x
x
x

Well I hope you like my creation! If you have a moment I would love to know what you think! Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again soon :) 

x


Sunday, 15 September 2013

Scribble and Scrap Challenges

Good Morning, hope your all well on this chilly Sunday morning, I do love sundays, the fact that both the kids now know that Sunday is chill out morning - no rushing! 

So I'm here to share with you some big news!  There is a new challenge blog in town ;)



Im so excited to be a part of this new adventure with a fantastic new team!  Now I do hope that if you haven't come from the challenge blog you will pop over and take a look - there is a fantastic team of people that I can't wait to be working with more! 

So first up let me tell you about a little sale thats happening in the store :) 

48 hour sale in the Scribble & Scrap shop!
10% off all sales from 9am today (Sunday) to 9 am Tuesday.  To receive your discount please use this discount code at checkout: 
VTDSD6PHCYPB 

So now you know that I really hope you will go to the shop and take a look at the wonderful images on offer :) So this weeks theme… as it will be every week is 

Anything Goes!

The prize on offer for this challenge is a £15 voucher to spend in the Scribble and Scrap shop :) 

So I best share with you my creation :) 

I have used the beautiful Vintage Beauty 2 available here from the shop


The card blank was cut by hand from a 12x12 piece of paper, the image was coloured with copics;

Skin
E50, E51, E53

Hair
E30, E31, E33,

Dress and Flowers
R000, R01, R12

Leaves and Greenery
YG03, YG17

Reflection and Shading 
C0

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts - I think the colours of the flowers matched in really well on this card. Well I hope you like my creation - I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;

Digitally Sweet - Anything Goes
Inspire me Fridays - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by, I do hope you will pop over to the Scribble and Scrap blog and take a look around - looking forward to seeing your creations :) 


Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Cheeky Little Dracula ;)

Good Morning! ohhh what a week it has been, so strange finally having Miss N at nursery for 18 whole hours a week - yes I means I have had to do some of the dreaded H word!! Although Im not doing much of it at the moment as we are having the re-wire finished :)

Any way I'm here today with a post for the Make it Crafty Facebook Page - if your already a member you would have seen the $1 digi deal - yep thats right - the wonderful Zoe has one of the amazing digs for just $1 for the whole of September!! You need to be a member of the Make it Crafty Facebook page to get the code - so what are you waiting for - get over and join us!!!

So now I hear you asking what one could it be?!?. 
Please allow me to introduce to you 



Isn't he just the cutest…. just that little face I can see him laughing behind his cloak! I know he's not meant to be - to is he?!?  

Now I have also (tried to) inspire you for the current Make it Colourful Challenge - the easy challenge is to use Orange and Black and the hard side is the sky - I think I will leave the sky to the professionals :)

 The papers I have used are from a pack of Stampin Up 12x12 that I have - it is a wonderful paper pack - everything (as normal with most paper pads) coordinates so well!  I used a new technique I learnt from a fellow crafter - the black splats are created using embossing powder - Rather than putting anything down (ink pad or otherwise) to hold it I sprinkled it on and heated it from the back - and BAM! Yep looks pretty cool - can't wait to use the technique more and more! 


The image was coloured with copics

Face
BG0000, BG00, BG10

Cloak, Sky and  Ground
T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, T7, T8, T9

Inside of cloak and Eyes
YR15, YR18, YR24

I think I went a little OTT with the highlighting pen…. yes its becoming a new love of mine, its always on the desk next to me - all in all I think he is pretty cool!! I hope you like him too!  

Now I really hope that I may have inspired you to join us over at the Make it Crafty Facebook page - I have said it before but its a fab bunch of people AND its the only way to grab the code to get this little guy for just $1!

If you have a moment I would love it if you would let me know what you think! 
Thanks for stopping by and really hope to see you again soon :) 

Hugs 
x


Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Dec 25….

Good Afternoon, well I'm slowly catching up - Miss A has been back at school for 3 days and miss N starts on today! We have  hadthe electrician in on Monday - I can't wait to get the re-wire finished - BUT I'm not looking forward to the mess :(  Needs must and all that!!!

Anyway I'm here to share with your today a Christmas card I have finished - I can't believe how close it is already! I have lots of ideas that I can't wait to get down on creations - I keep nothing things in my notebook so I can't remember these ideas - you know what its like as soon as you go to put it down…. it vanishes!



Yes I'm really getting into my magnolias at the moment - I'm getting more and more used to them (and more and more of a stash of them!) This is the sweet Tilda with Little Rudolf  - I think this one has to be one of my favourites for this Christmas. The image was coloured with copics

Skin and Hair
E50, E51, E53, E31, E33, E35

Reindeer
E40, E41, E43, E49

Clothes
R24, R37, R39, G07, G09

The ribbon and papers are from my stash - the edges of all the papers are glittered using my heat gun and embossing powders - the pearl flourish is from That craft place and the 'Dec 25th' is cut on my cameo - I can't wait to get more used from little boo this year! The lace flower I made myself - it was one of those 'what will happen if I do this' moments :)

Well I hope you like my creation - I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;

Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute Christmas
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Ooh La La - Pearls and Swirls
Paper Playtime - 3 Different Papers

Thanks for stopping by, I do hope if you have a moment that you will let me know what you think! Hope to see you again soon :)
x

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Friends Brighten Your Day

Evening! I know I'm really posting at strange times at the moment - its as and when I get time to sit down and post! Hope your all well!! 

Im here tonight tonight with a very very exciting post… well it is for me - I'm about to share with you my very first official project as a member of the Make it Crafty Facebook Team -eeeeek! I know I'm rather excited! Im so honoured to be a part of this team - everyone is so amazing and I think I'm making some pretty good friends out of it all :)

So I'm here to share with you today my creation I have made for the sketch we have going on over on the Make it Crafty Facebook Page 


Now sometimes I get along with sketches, sometimes I don't… well it turns out I think I smashed this one!  I know I will be using the layout again as I have a few ideas running through my head!!!

So over to my creation.  I have used the absolutely gorgeous Melody with Cushion (although I never added the cushion!) available here from the store.


The sentiment is from a Kraftin Kimmie stamp set I purchased from e-bay a while ago.  I just felt the words went well with the image - I stamped it onto my white card stock using Memento and then cut the words down - matted and layered onto the coloured card stock that I used on base of the card! The scalloped border is cut using my MS border punch.


It worked well with the bright colours as well - The backing looks more yellow but it does have an orange twinge in it! 


the image itself was coloured with copics;

Skin
Y23, YR61, E11, E13

Hair
E31, E33, E35

Clothes and Boots
YR31, YR23, E33
BG72, BG78
E33, E35

I took most of this combo from a little challenge that was over on the MIC Facebook page a little while back - that was to use the MIC colours for a image (thanks to Janice for the Skin tone and Faye for the clothes combo) I think she turned out pretty cute! 

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

Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine - Dies or Punches
Colour Me Creative - Retro Fun, Funkify it Up

Well I really hope that you will join us over at the Make it Crafty Facebook Page even if its just to say hello - its such a fab chatty bunch over there - I for one would LOVE to see you there - if you have a moment it would be lovely to hear what you think of my creation! 
Hope to see you again soon 

hugs 

x

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Perfect for a Fairly Princess…

Good Morning! I know its been terribly quiet here the past week or so :( Im sorry - Its been the lead up to 'Back to School' that has knocked me! funny story there - got up this morning, everything ready - sent Miss A off with Mr B and guess what - Its tomorrow the go back! Yes go on I'm a doughnut!! 

Anyway over to some really exciting stuff, firstly Im very happy to announce that I have been lucky enough to be selected as part of the new MIC DT for Facebook! Im still in shock and over the moon - we have so much happening and I do hope you will join us! So please pop over theres always a ton of inspiration as well as lots of chatter and everyone is so so helpful - and theres me too :) - we have so much coming up - remember the 'Make it Colourful' challenge is on its own blog!

anyway my other bit of news thats not so big is I have a new 'obsession' if you can call it that?!?  Yes I'm falling in love with Magnolias… Its been a long time coming - I went through a little phase of them years ago but I think I only ever used one once or twice - but after my little holiday visiting a crafty friend - well I'm hooked!! 


This is the adorable Summer Flower Tilda available here.  I just fell in love with her when I saw her and so I had to have her :)  I know your thinking well it looks pretty blank but I'm not sure who she is for yet… and so the sentiment will be added as and when I know where she is going :)


The papers are from the 8x8 Gorjuss pack - the papers in there are just amazing!!! I added some butterfly punched from the papers using my MS butterfly punch - its been a while since I used it! The image was coloured with copics 

E50, E51, E53, E93
E31, E33, E35
R81, R83, R85
B60
N1, N2
YG03, YG17
V20, V22, V25

I added stickles to her wings to add some shimmer and shine! I have to say I love how she has turned out and I can't wait for that special occasion to give her to someone :) I would like to enter her into the following challenges; 

Anything Goes Challenge - In The Garden add some butterflies
Cards und More - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Things with Wings
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
Sweet Stamps - Butterflies

I really hope if you have a moment you will let me know what you think! I have loved making this card! Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again soon :) 

x

Monday, 2 September 2013

Halloween Colours

Good Morning! Well busy busy here trying to fit 101 things in with very little time - next week I hope will be a better week - well it will be in some ways - Miss N will be off to Nursery three days and I will have a LOT more time for me…. BUT we will be having work done on the house - we will hopefully be getting the re-wire finished! I know - I will have plug sockets in the craft room!!! 

Anyway I'm here to share with you my creations for the Simply B Stamps Fan Group challenge! Betty has been kind enough to let us have a wonderful image once again!! And the theme is her favourite! 

Please let me introduce to you 



I stuck with rather basic colours for the 'halloween' side of it the papers I have used are from Stampin Up - sometimes I don't think you can play too safe :) 


The image was coloured with copics; 

E50, E51, E53, 
YR15, YR16, YR18
T3, T5
N7, N9
E31, E33, E35

Well I hope you like her - I would like to enter her into the challenge for the Simply B Facebook Fan Page Challenge - if you have a moment I would love to know what you think!
Hope to see you again soon 

x

Creative Creations Challenges - Early Christmas Makes

Good Morning - I'm so sorry things have been so quiet here - posts seem to have vanished from my schedule and I have been really busy with the whole 'Back to School' this week! But things should calm down in the next couple of weeks!! 

Anyway I'm here today with the latest challenge over at Creative Creations Challenges - well do to all those that participated last week - we had a wonderful turnout! I can't wait to see what entries we get for this challenge!! 

So the theme this challenge is 

Early Christmas Makes

Yes we know its just around the corner and I have to say this year I'm actually getting somewhat excited!!! 

Our wonderful sponsor this week is 


And they are offering our lucky winner a $6 voucher! 

So over to my creation! We were fortunate enough to have some images to work with for this challenge I have used the gorgeous 3 wise men silhouette found in the store here


I kept them very simple as I will be needing a few like this for this year! I decided to use some Bo Bunny paper I had stashed from a few years back :)  Untraditional colours I know - but sometimes I like to be different!

Here is one a bit closer


I coloured the little star in using a topic and added some stickles over the top! 

Well I hope you like my creation and I hope you will pop over to CCC to see what the rest of the team have created and hopefully join us! 


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