Sunday, 23 November 2014

DT call out....

Yep, you heard right......

are having a fabulous DT Call 

I for one, will be applying as I adore their images... 
Just click on the name above to go straight to the DT call post on their blog.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Daisy Kitten in pinks & purples

Hiya peeps,

A girls/ladies Birthday card for you today, This gorgeous image is by Di's Digi Stamps and is called Daisy Kitten. I coloured this little beauty with my set of Pastel Spectrum Nior pens. I love the combination of pastel pinks & pastel purples. I think the backing papers are all from Papermania but I cant guarantee it. The ribbons, though, are definitely from the  Strawberry set of Jam Pot ribbons by Crafty Ribbons. The purple mini gems are from my own stash and the base card is from Papermill Direct.

I am entering this in to the following challenges:

Di's Digi Stamps using the theme: For or With Kids

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Bows team for Crafty Ribbons Challenge Blog....

Hiya peeps, 

The theme this fortnight, over at 

Animals at Christmas

I chose a lovely image drawn by the very talented 
 Delicious Doodles called Penguin Family. 
I made it into a beautiful (even if I say so myself) easel card.
Matt & layered with a bright blue card and blue pearl effect stars & flat backed pearls.
The fabulous wide ribbon is called Singing Penguins and is available HERE. 
I topped the ribbon chocolate box bow with 2 clear dazzles. 
The backing paper behind the picture is from the fabulous "Santa's List" by Teresa Collins. 
I think its one of the best 12x12 inch paper set Ive ever brought... its so sparkly, lush 
and doubled sided with some contemporary Christmas paper designs.

Thankful For You complete with a turkey

Hiya peeps,

Another post by me, this time, featuring a beautiful image from Simpy B Stamps called Thankful For You, and turned it into this fabulous 8x8 inch card. I love teal/turquoise at the moment and I instantly thought of the pink & browns 12 x 12 inch papers from Craft Creations, in fact both of the papers were from there. I distressed the pink/brown paper with a dark walnut stain (I think I put too much on).
I added 2 layers of lace, a pale cream topped with a dark teal. I then cut & mounted the white grand decorative ovals (the 2nd to smallest size) using foam tape and then stuck the close cut image which has been coloured using my Graph It pens. I added a glaze to her eyes..
I also printed off the wonderful sentiment that came with the image,die cut it & glued it to the card. The flowers are from mainly Wild Orchid Crafts, the rest and the dark teal dazzlers are again, from a website who's name avoids me.

I am entering this card in to the following challenges:

Delicious Doodles: Chocolate & Mint colour combo

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Crafting Musketeers Midway Reminder

Hiya peeps

A midway reminder about Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog's latest challenge of which the theme is Anything Goes But A Card!!!!

I will update this post asap but the main thing for you to see is the photos of the conversion/recycled tub that I made in to the wine bottle holder ;0

Ok, im back to finish off so I must sincerely apologise to you all who were waiting for 
details about this fabulous (even if I say so myself) wine bottle holder/container.
The main first thing to do is to gather all the items you need 
in one place, neatly, on your work area,

As you can see I started off with an Instant Potato tub (empty of course) and then measured 
& cut  2 pieces of different coloured/patterned backing paper (I cant remember 
where I brought mine from as its a couple of years old). This was stuck down 
with ultra strong double sided tape to secure it. 

I then attached the ribbons & lace, the coloured doilies, the picture with a bit of Glitter Snow brushed on certain parts of it to recreate a snow effect which also glitters in the light.
The finishing touches to my bottle holder are the crystal type beads, feathers (2 colours) and the ribbon (which is exclusive to Crafty Ribbons).

I would, however, not recommend putting actual ice in the tub as I cant guarantee the waterproofness of the tub but I would use the flexible ice packs that are made for 
childrens/adult lunch boxes.
I hope you like this, my teenage daughter is grabbing it as a 
Christmas present for her penguin loving best friend.

Friday, 7 November 2014

A NEW Challenge Blog for you to enter!!!!!

our first challenge on this NEW CHALLENGE BLOG!!!

Hiya peeps, and welcome to my first post for this new blog challenge.
Our first challenge is Anything Goes and sponsored by 
Sassy Studio Designs, StampArt Design By Kathryn and SLS Lines. 
There are some fabulous prizes on offer and if you would like 
more details then please follow the HERE

StampArt By Kathryne
Here are two cards that I have made using images from 2 of the sponsors
Sassy Studio Designs and StampArt Design By Kathryn

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask by commenting below, 
I will do my best to reply within 24 hours.

Dont Open Until Christmas by 


Monday, 3 November 2014

Day of the Dead??? I hope not

Good Morning peeps

Its a very dark early morning for me as Ive not gone to bed tonight. I had slept very soundly in my comfortable chair for a good almost 3 hours late last night (well from 8pm onwards) and consequently Im wide awake!!

This is a card that I made using a free image from Kit & Chowder for a specific Facebook challenge and shes called "Day of the Dead Alex". There was also a theme to follow which was
"Monochromatic plus a touch of colour" so, I chose to use Promarker/Flexmarkers in greys,
blacks, blue grey and dove grey with an added touch of Sakura metallic purple gelly roll pen.

I am entering this card in to the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly Challenge: Sketchie Free For All