Monday, 1 September 2014

Distress It

Good morning and can you believe its the First of September??? The trees have started to turn and the nights are certainly drawing in - sigh!  Now I must apologise if I have missed calling in to see you.  My darn Reading List disappeared for two days finally reappearing yesterday.  I have tried to catch up but it takes so long and I only have so much time to spend blogging.  I have already commented this morning and now when I came to do this post I just notice my Reading List has disappeared yet again!!!!!

Anyway enough of my moaning! Today I have two posts, this is the first one.  A new challenge is starting at A Little Bit Crafty and the theme is Distress It.  Not something I do that often but such fun when you do!

I used a cute little Wee digital stamp and coloured her with my Copics and loads of Glamour Dust to her wings.  I did distress around the image with some Milled Lavender DI whilst it was still in the die.  The papers are Nitwits I think its called Flower Shoppe, a new one, and I have used my Tim Holtz Distress tool on it.  The doily behind the image is a Marianne die and I cut it to make it fit around.  The flower is from Wild Orchid Crafts and the pearl trim I got from E Bay. I used a sketch from Papertake Weekly for the layout.

We have some fabulous sponsors this month:

£15 Artistic Stamper Stamps

Prize to follow

£20 Gift Voucher

Don't forget you have nearly a month to enter and we love to see any handmade project not just cards!  Pop over to A Little Bit Crafty and see what the rest of the DT have done.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Papertake Weekly - Free Choice I used No 80 
Simon Says - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for looking and I will be back later with my next DT make! Take care xx

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Delightful Thursday

Good morning sweet bloggers how is your week going?  My reading list finally reappeared yesterday afternoon.  Usually when it disappears if I keep refreshing the page or open in another window I can eventually get it but it just wasn't playing yesterday! Anyway I have just checked and its still here!

Today its Delightful Thursday over on the Digital Delights Blog where the DT showcase some of Wendy's fab images.  Here is my card:

I have done a Die Cut Swing Card following a tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers.  This was really difficult to photograph and I haven't done that good a job.  The image turns round not sure if you can see that from the picture.  I have used Flippity  Felicia which is available here and on the reverse the sentiment is from the Birthday Sentiment Set which is available here.  I coloured Felicia with my Copics adding some Antique Linen DI around the edges.  Now I smudge a bit of my Copics on the card so I covered that with some Viva Decor Pearl Pen!  The image has been cut out using Spellbinders Labels 18.  The papers are Raspberry Road Glory Days.  I used Lil Inker Little Bow on the outside and on the inside Memory Box Corner Bow.  I don't know why the bottom of the image in the left corner has a reddish hue but IRL it doesn't!

Head over to the Digital Delights Blog and see what the rest of the DT have done. Over at Delightful Challenges there is a new challenge starting today and the theme is Layer It.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Simon Says - Anything Goes
The Crafter's Cafe - Punches and Dies
Divas By Design - Birthday
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Fancy Folds
Ooh La La Creations - Fancy Folds

I hope you have a wonderful day and thank you so much for looking! Take care xx

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Back to School (Again)

Help!!! Has anyone else lost their Reading List? I can't get mine either on my pc or IPad - is Mr Blogger up to his usual tricks or is just me????

Hello and its time for another challenge over at The Paper Shelter where the theme this week is Back to School. Here is my card:

I have used the fab Vintage Teacher which is available here to purchase. All of the images at The Paper Shelter come in both coloured and plain form for you to colour as well as some backing papers for your project. I coloured her with my Copics and then used Pierced Rectangle Stax by Dienamics to cut her out and matted her using Cheery Lynn.  The digital papers are from The Sweet Shoppe called Hometown Proud.  I used a Waltzingmouse stamp for the sentiment cutting it out with a Marianne banner.  The fishtail banners were made with Dienamics Stax and I coloured the pearls to match with my Copics.

Here is a side view:

As usual there is a fabulous prize for the lucky winner:

Please go over to The Paper Shelter to see what the rest of the DT have done for some wonderful inspiration and then get your projects entered!

I would like to enter the following challenges:

(PIN)spirational - Back to School
Melonheadz - Back to School
Di's Digi Designs - Back to School
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Back to School
Cute Card Thursday - Back to School

I had a fabulous time in London with my boys getting back about 8:30 last night.  How angelic does this little one look:

It was taken when we took them to the Science Museum.

Thank you so much for coming to visit me and any comments you may leave which are much appreciated! I will catch up with what I have missed today, take care xx

Sunday, 24 August 2014

No White Please

Hello there hope you are enjoying your weekend.  We went to Cartmell Races yesterday with my Daughter, Rowan and her Partner along with her Dad and his partner.  As usual I am hopeless at choosing a winner and lost every race apart from one when I was feeding Rowan and asked my Daughter to go and choose one for me and place the bet.  Well that one won so I ended up breaking even!  Rowan was a delight so good and he kept blowing bubbles and laughing for me, he had me crying with laughter.  I am going to get ready after I have done this post and then I am driving down to London to be with my Son and two Grandsons down there so I am having a gorgeous time with all my Grandchildren this week!

Anyway, enough of my waffle and on to the reason I am here! We have a new challenge at Hobbycutz starting today and this week the theme is No White on Your Card! Oh gosh this threw me into a bit of a panic!  I printed my image out which was very kindly donated by our sponsor this week, Kenny K, and then realised I had printed it on white paper and it was a bit fussy with all the hair to cut out exactly.  So I decided to go all round the image with a pale blue Copic before I cut her out.  Of course the whites of her eyes are white but I didn't see anyway round that unless I made them bloodshot lol.

The image is Hope Improvement available from Kenny K - thank you!  I coloured her with my Copics and the top of her boots are grey not white! All my papers are digital from DDE called Colder Weather.  I made a frame for the image using Cheery Lynn Mini Pearl Square Mega Doily and Spellbinders Square.  The sentiment and matching die are from Whimsy.  I added some Card Candi and some fabulous laser cut gears from the Hobbycutz Shop here.

As I mentioned before we have a fabulous sponsor this week:

KennyK shop badge

Please head over to the challenge and see what the rest of the DT have done for some more inspiration.  We would love to see what you create so get cracking and share your creativity with us!

Thank you so much for looking, take care xx

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Delightful Thursday

Hello there, I hope your week is going well - mine is certainly going fast! As it is Thursday that means it is time for Delightful Thursday on the Digital Delights Blog where the DT showcase some of Wendy's fabulous images.

My image is super cute Ballerina Bobbi which is available here and my sentiment is from Birthday Sentiment Set available here.  Bobbi has been coloured with Copics and I added some Stardust Stickles to her dress.  The image was cut out using Cheery Lynn die and matted onto a mat using another Cheery Lynn Die.  The tiny border is Dienamics as are the Fishtail dies used on the sentiment. I used a Spellbinders embossing folder on the background and the paper is from Nitwits Flower Shoppe.

Over at Delightful Challenges the theme this week is School Days sponsored by our very own Digital Delights!

Please head over to Digital Delights Blog for lots of inspiration from the DT.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Divas by Design - Pearls
Fab 'n Funky - For the Kids
Inky Impressions - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Christmas, Children or Critters
Creative Card Crew - Embossing Wet or Dry

My daughter and Rowan go back today we have had a wonderful time and it has been so much fun.  I am off down to London on Sunday to spend a few days with my Son and two other Grandsons so I am so excited about that - Grandson overload this week!! First off we are going to Cartmell races on Saturday so hoping for some decent weather. Thank you so much for looking and your continued support it means such a lot! Take care xx

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Back to School with Crafty Sentiments

Hello there and thank you so much for visiting me.  I hope your week has got off to a good start.  Today at Crafty Sentiments we have a new challenge starting and the theme is - Back to School (deja vu).  Here is my card:

I have used Meeting Friends from Crafty Sentiments available here and she has been coloured with my Copics. The papers are DDE Because I'm Happy.  I fussy cut her out and then placed her on an SB Oval which had been embossed with a circles embossing folder but I don't think you can really see that.  I used Dienamics Notebook Edge and also their Double Scallop Border.  The little ruler is Maya Road which I coloured with my Copics.

We have a fabulous prize up for grabs this week:

Please go over to the Crafty Sentiments challenge for all the details and to see the rest of the DT work.

Thank you so much for looking! Sorry this is short and sweet but I have dashed up to do it and left Rowan playing on his mat in the lounge with Dave. Hugs to you all, take care xx

Monday, 18 August 2014

Back to School at Lexis

Good morning to you and I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are raring to go for the week ahead.  Over at Lexi's Creations we have a new challenge starting today and the theme is Back to School.  A friend's daughter is about to start school so I have made a card for her:

This sweet image is a Sassy Cheryl called No 2 Pencil and I have coloured her with my Copics.  I tried to get the hair like Chloe's but it is too dark her hair is a lot lighter shade of red.  The papers are from The Sweet Shoppe by M Mullens and H Powell called School Time - Elementary.  I used Dienamics Pierced Rectangle Stax to cut the image out and used Cheery Lynn Mini Pearl Circle and Square to mat the image and background paper.  The fishtail banner was made with Dienamics.  For Chloe's name I used a Tim Holtz Alphabet die.  The apple and wording come with the papers.  The ladybird is a button I have had years and years. 

Please head over to the challenge at Lexis for more inspiration from the DT.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Lacy Sunshine - Back to School
Robyn's Fetish - Cards with Bugs or Insects on
Di's Digi Design - Back to School
Sparkles - Back to School
Milk Coffee - Add Stripes
Hobbybook - All About Kids
Whimsy - Back to School

My daughter's partner is going away on business today until Thursday so she and Rowan are coming to stay - whoo hoo! Lots of cuddles for me.  So I will apologise now if I don't manage to get around to see you all til later in the week.  Have a great week and thank you soooooo much for looking and any comments you may leave, take care xx

Friday, 15 August 2014

ALBC - Mid-way Reminder

Good morning from a sunny Blackpool.  Just back from the gym and posting this quickly before I go out and get some groceries.

This is a reminder that we are now half way through our challenge at A Little Bit Crafty which this month is Sew What.  I was given a beautiful Sewing themed stamp set from one of our Sponsors - Darkroom Door and thought I would use it again.  I saw Debby's card here on her blog and thought how gorgeous it was so thought I would try the technique although Debby's card looks thousand times better than mine!!

These are lovely stamps and though they probably are more suitable to a vintage style card the other DT members did some beautiful vintage style cards so I thought I would try something a bit different.  I used Adirondack inks for the stamping, Cheery Lynn tag for the sentiment which is PC generated. The ribbon and charm are from my stash.

Please head over to A Little Bit Crafty for all the details of the fabulous sponsors this month! I really must dash off to Booths now, take care xx