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Friday, 28 September 2012

Floating Softly

Morning my lovelies, Friday at last, hope you're all well and have had a great week.

This week I've made a card using one of my very first stamp purchases.  This beauty is called 'Floating Softly' from Stamps Happen by the artist Frances Mahon.  I first saw this image in a Dutch stamping magazine.  When I bought her Stamps Happen stamps weren't widely available in the UK and I had to buy her from the US.  I bought a few others at the same time and have stamped some up to colour and will show you those over the next few weeks.  I love the detail and magical feel of these stamps.

She's been coloured with copics on Neenah classic card.  I admit I coloured her before I picked the paper, so the colours aren't quite a match, but I still like it.  The backing paper is Firefly by Prima and I've used Memory Box corner bow flourishes.  Again, she's been kept simple because she will be winging her way to Australia shortly.


I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
  1. http://creativecraftchallenges2.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/anything-goes.html
  2. http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/challenge-54-fairies-and-fantasy.html
  3. http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/challenge-140-starts-with-f.html (hope the name of the stamp counts!!  Ooh, and flourishes)
  4. http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/challenge-34-anything-goes.html
  5. http://mymumscraftshopchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/challenge-76-stars.html
  6. http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/ptt87-anything-goes.html
  7. http://thepapershelter.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/challenge-83-anything-goes.html
Many thanks for stopping by, take care and enjoy your weekend. Don't forget to check out my candy, if you haven't already.  xoxo
Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Show Ur Stash - Patterned Papers

Hello my lovely bloggy friends, hope I find you all well on this incredibly dismal Wednesday afternoon.  I'd like to say hello and welcome to all my new followers.  I hope you enjoy your visit and come back often.

This week over at Shop At That Craft Place the lovely ladies are asking to see how you store your patterned papers.

Here's mine
I bought this when we decided to make our front room into our craft/photography room, this is where all my 12 x 12 papers live.

This is where all my smaller paper pads live.

... and this is where the scraps go, I keep each colour group in a separate bag and Christmas papers get their own bag too, makes it easier to find what I'm looking for rather than having to wade through all of it.

Here's the link if you would like to join in: http://shopatthatcraftplace.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/show-ur-stash_23.html

Hope you all have a great week (even if it is slight soggy).  See you soon.  xoxo
Friday, 21 September 2012

Why are Pirates called Pirates?

They just Arrrgghhh!  (Sorry, really old Christmas Cracker joke that always makes me chuckle!)

I've made this card for my Nephew's 2nd birthday.  The image is Pirate Bear by Lili of the Valley, he's just sooo cute.  I bought this image because it reminds me of when my brothers were little.  They could made just about anything out of a cardboard box!  He's been coloured with copics and coloursoft pencils.  He was cut using a Spellbinders large circle die and mounted on a matt cut from brown core'dinations card stock using Spellbinders large scalloped circle die.  The papers are from Nitwits Land Ho Too and mounted on the same core'dinations cardstock.  The little sentiment is from Cardcraft mounted on a piece of gold mirri card.  I wrapped a piece of red/white twine around to finish it off.


I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
  1. http://www.bythecuteandgirly.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/boysmen-september-challenge-over-at-by.html
  2. http://cardmaniachallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/cmc-3-beary-sweet.html
  3. http://craft-roomchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/childhood-memories.html
  4. http://creativecraftchallenges2.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/anything-goes.html
  5. http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/challenge-41-celebrations.html
  6. http://dutchdare-cardchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/183-snips-snails-saturated-canary.html
  7. http://heckofachallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/first-challenge.html
  8. http://hookedoncraftchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/challenge-24.html
  9. http://inkyimpressionschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/challenge-for-child.html
  10. http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/craft-challenge-173-children.html
Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed your visit.  xoxo
Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Noel Ducks

Helloooooo, hope you're all having a great week.  OMGosh hasn't it turned cold.  I think my heating may be going on a little early this year.

Anyhoo, onto my card today, yet another Christmas card for my stash done.  This time I've used Duck-Noel by Penny Black.  Another of my oldest stamps.  They've been coloured with copics and layered up on gold and red mirri card and a piece of Craft Creations Ltd paper.  The ribbon is from my stash and I attached it with a small gold glittery brad.  That's it really.  I've kept it simple as it will have to go in the post.


I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
  1. http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/challenge-158-animal-companions.html
  2. http://creativecraftchallenges2.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/anything-goes.html
  3. http://cinspirations.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/challenge-181-christmas-in-september.html
  4. http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/challenge-139-things-with-wings.html
  5. http://fashionistachallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/fashionista-challenge-7-anything-goes.html
  6. http://jandccreationschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/september-challengecute-christmas.html
  7. http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/challenge-33-things-with-wings.html
  8. http://paperprettiesblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/paper-pretties-monday-challenge-ppmc57.html (Ribbon)
  9. http://simplycreatetoo.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/challenge-22-anything-goes.html
  10. http://songbirdchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/challenge-4-defying-gravity.html
Thanks for stopping by today, hope you all have a great weekend.  xoxo
Saturday, 15 September 2012

September Guest Designer at CCYR

Me again...

A little while ago I was picked to be a Guest Designer for September for Christmas Cards All Year Round.  Needless to say I was absolutely thrilled, thank you so much ladies for picking me.  The theme this month is Christmas Presents with the option of adding a ribbon or bow, so please do hop on over to http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/september-challenge.html and join in the fun.

Here are my contributions

 

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today. xoxo

Riley's 1st Birthday

Morning all, hope you've all had a great week.

This week I had to make a card for our nephew's first birthday (well, actually, he's our Niece's son, so not quite sure what that makes him, is there any such thing as a grand-nephew?)  Anyway, I thought it gave me a very good excuse to use this gorgeous image from Lili of the Valley.  His name is Little Lorry Bear.  He's been coloured with copics and coloursoft pencils.  I added a glittery "1" to the balloon and then drowned the thing in glossy accent.  I used a Spellbinders Labels Fifteen to cut the image out and matted it onto a piece of Core'dinations cardstock.  I found the backing paper in my drawer of scraps, so not sure who it's made by.  The sentiment is computer generated and cut out using a Spellbinders label die.  The ribbon is from my scraps stash.  This is a very simple card, I think my mojo took a little hiatus while I was making it, but it turned out ok.


I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
  1. http://cardmaniachallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/cmc-3-beary-sweet.html
  2. http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/challenge-35-school-daysfor-child.html
  3. http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/challenge-52-for-child.html
  4. http://paper-craftingjourney.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/my-sentiment-exactly.html
  5. http://paperprettiesblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/paper-pretties-monday-challenge-ppmc56.html
  6. http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/things-that-make-you-go-awwww.html
  7. http://thesquirrelandthefox.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/challenge-26-anything-goes.html
Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you all have a fabulous weekend. xoxo
Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Case It - First Blogged Christmas Card

Hi ya

Over at Christmas Stamping All Year Round they're asking for your first ever blogged Christmas card.  So off I went to find mine, and here it is


I started this blog in January of this year and I made my first Christmas card in January (crikey!!).  I only had a handful of lovely followers and this card got seven comments back then.  I can definitely see a massive difference in my colouring.

The image is by Nellie Snellen Giving Away.  She was coloured with copics.  The papers are Nitwit Collections Joyful Hearts Too, the sentiment is from LOTV, the flowers are Wild Orchid, the small snowflakes are a Martha Stewart punch and the large snowflake is Memory Box die.  The pearls are from my stash.

Here's the link if you would like to join in the fun.

http://christmasstampin.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/csayl-challenge-27-christmas-case.html

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed your visit and come again.  xoxo
Saturday, 8 September 2012

Five Little Snowmen Sitting in a Row

Hello, how ya doin' today?

Not much news to report.  Milo is going for his second injection this morning, so he will be able to go exploring the garden today.  He's very excited.  I'll try and get a few pics if I can.

Today I've made another Christmas card to add to my ever-growing stash.  The stamp is Let it Snow Snowmen from Whipper Snapper.  I've had this stamp for many years, so don't know if it is still available.

I lightly coloured them them with copics and coloursoft pencils.  The backing paper is from Craft Creations Ltd.  I think it was a Create & Craft purchase many moons ago.  I also used some Core'dinations cardstock.  The flower has been made using the Spellbinders Anemone flower, I cut the flowers out of white parchment and added some crystal art glitter around the edges and a large crystal in the centre.  There is a piece of pale blue seam binding running behind the image and flower, but you can't really see it, I was going to put a bow, but it just didn't look right.  There's a little glitter here and there and that's it.


I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
That's it from me today, thanks for stopping by and leaving such lovely comments, I really enjoy reading them.  xoxo
Saturday, 1 September 2012

Christmas Bunny

Hello

How was your week?  Nice and short.

Today I've made another Christmas card.  I've used Mo Manning's Bunny with Gift, available from Stamping Bella.  I love this little bunny, he reminds me of a rabbit we used to have called Bob.  He was absolutely gorgeous.  He behaved more like a dog than a rabbit.  Anyway, on with my card.  The papers are from Memory Box Mistletoe collection, the ribbon is from Jaycotts.  He's been coloured with copics and the little pearl dots are Viva Decor Pearl Pen in Ice White.  I used my usual crystal art glitter on his hat.  I've kept this card very simple as I've made it to send to a friend who lives abroad so want to keep the postage costs down. The greeting is a peel-off sticker.


I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:
  1. http://lejdesignschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/
  2. http://natalieandamy.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/anything-goes-for-our-first-ever.html
  3. http://paper-craftingjourney.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/anything-goes-challenge.html
  4. http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/ptt83-anything-goes.html
  5. http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/pennys-challenge-91-sparkle-and-shine.html
  6. http://thesecretcraftersaturdaychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/challenge-201.html (Animal Antics)
  7. http://shoppingourstash.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/shopping-our-stash-challenge-66-use.html (copics, spellbinders nesties, purple cow guillotine)
  8. http://totallystampalicious.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/totally-stampalicious-monday-prize-and.html (anything goes)
  9. http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/two-patterned-papers.html
  10. http://withoutwordschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/september-challenge-autumn.html
Thanks for stopping by today, hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend. xoxo