Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Gemma Gumdrop

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Hello blog land, I haven't posted for a couple of weeks...........

I've made this card to support the fab Ladies over at the Come and Get It blog challenge.  One of their sponsors this week is Lacy Sunshine (absolutely stunning images) and the theme is 'Things with Wings'.  I've used the gorgeous Gemma Gumdrop, you can find her here. 




With a name like that, I thought she needed to be bright and would look perfect with candy pink hair.  I've coloured her with my spectrum noir markers and left the dress and hat quite washy to keep the focus on the hair.




I've made the card shape a sweet (candy) wrapper by sitting and working out measurements and folds (with my trusty pencil, ruler and boxer board) on paper before hand.  I've made it using centura pearl and matted with papers from my stash.  I've added a printed sentiment before I cut 'Gemma' out using an xcut die.  I've used a Tonic die and a few pearls and flowers to finish it off


I'd like to enter the following:

Brown Sugar – W, E2 - No. 109 - Anything Goes (F)
Creative Corner - W, 3E  - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - WCards. - No. 72 - Anything Goes
Crafting At the Weekend -M,  E3,  #5 Anything Goes + DT Call (Sa)
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge W, C10  Anything Goes......
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes (M)
Clear It Out W, 3E, Must use stash item - Challenge Theme: Anything Goes Stash: Anything Goes (T)
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes
Kit and Clowder August Challenge :: Fun Hair Combos



Thanks for looking xx


Friday, 22 August 2014

Art By Mirans 13th Anything Goes Challenge #13

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Happy Friday :)

Today sees the start of the brand new Anything Goes Challenge #13 at Art by Mi Ran.  Head over to see all of the fabulous projects from the DT Ladies

This time I've used the beautiful Sweet Claire and I've made a 3D present and bag for my Daughters friend.  My Daughter picked the image out with me as she said it looked like her friend :)





I've coloured her with my Spectrum Noirs and attached her to the letter.





It's a paper mache 'J' that I've covered with papers from my stash......




And prettied up with some flowers and gems from my stash and dies from Marrianne, Tattered Lace and Memory Box.  I've used lovely bright summery colours on this set and made a gift bag to match using the same paper, some ribbon and a bow :)

I'd like to enter the following:

Stamping Sensations - M, C6, 1E – August Challenge Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - W, 5E - Anything Goes
Clear It Out W, 3E, Must use stash item - Challenge Theme: Anything Goes Stash: Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday 2W, 3E -  Anything Goes (Week 2)
Crafty Creations - 2W - #270 Use something from your Stash
Wonderful Wednesdays - W-  Always Anything Goes



Thanks for looking xx


Thursday, 21 August 2014

Crafty Sentiments Designs new release

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Today sees the start of a new release from Crafty Sentiments Designs, with a brand new set of stamps available from 23rd August.......

The Fabulous DT Ladies will be posting their creations here over the next two days :)




I was given the adorably cute 'Scruff - Lots of Tulips' and this is what I made.......






I've had a page saved in my favourites for a while (here) and have used the template twice now.  It should be a tealight holder but with those darling tulips on the stamp I thought I would use it to send flower/veg seeds packets......Over here in the UK it's a perfect Autumn bulb for planting that will blossom in the Spring.





I've coloured 'Scruff' with my spectrum noirs with a dotting method (colouring over the edges) for texture and cut him out with an xcut die.




I've used Forget-me-not papers from Dovecraft ........




Kraft card as the base.....




And prettied it up with a few bits and pieces from my stash.  The box on the right will hold the seed packets and the tag pocket on the left holds a tag with a sentiment for the recipient

I'd like to enter the following:

4 Krafty Girlz 2W, E3 (W1 of 2) # 25 Anything Goes
Crafty Little Fairies M, 2E, C8 (August) Cute and Cuddly
Crafting At the Weekend -M,  E3,  #4 Anything Goes (always)
Crafty Calendar - M, 1E -  Anything Goes
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge W, C10 # 42 Anything Goes......
Top Tip Tuesday 2W, 3E -  Anything Goes (Week 2)
Stamping Sensations - M, C6, 1E – August Challenge Anything Goes
Clear It Out W, 3E, Must use stash item - Challenge Theme: Anything Goes Stash: Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes




Thanks for looking xx


Tuesday, 19 August 2014

CSD Back to School

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Happy Tuesday folks :)

I have a project to share from Crafty Sentiments Designs today.  The challenge is 'Back to School'.  Head over to the blog to enter your makes and get some inspiration from the very talented DT Ladies.

The prize for the lucky winner is............





When I saw that this was the new challenge the perfect stamp for me was 'Skip Skip' maybe because all three of my children were at primary school when I made it and my Daughters often skip to school holding hands.




With my daughters in mind, I've used the image to make a lunch bag.  Just the thing that everyone needs for a busy day at school.




A little close up.........





And a side view..........

I coloured the image using spectrum noirs, and added my own sentiment.  I cut it out using an xcut circle die and layered it with card and papers from my stash onto the bag.  I've used dies from Marrianne and Tattered Lace amongst the flowers and finished everything off with a few gems

I'd like to enter the following:

Crafting At the Weekend -M,  E3,  #4 Anything Goes (always)
Crafty Calendar - M, 1E -  Anything Goes
Di's Digis Designs 3E 2W SIO - (W1) BACK TO SCHOOL CHALLENGE
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge W, C10 # 42 Anything Goes......
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations - 2W - (Week 1) Back To School




Thanks for looking xx



Monday, 18 August 2014

2 Cute Ink Colour Challenge #112 -Red/Orange/Blue


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Happy Monday Bloggers :)

Today sees a new challenge from 2 Cute Ink and another set of newly released images from Heidi which are available in the store today.  This time they are an adorable set of Pirate Animals pop over to the challenge blog to see the fabulous makes from the talented DT Ladies

I was assigned Pirate Animals Bear and made this darling little card for my cousins little boy who was 3 years old earlier this month

 
 
 
I've coloured my little Pirate Bear with spectrum noirs and used an xcut die to cut a circle.  I've used Sizzix and xcut dies for the banner, name and age badge.
 





The papers I've used were from Graphic Express.  View them here in their Etsy store.  I've used the stripy papers inside the card too.

I'd like to enter the following:

Creative Moments - 2W, 3E - #47 Anything goes/Animals


Penny's Paper-Crafty - 3E -  #190 Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - WCards. - No. 70 - Anything Goes
Crafting At the Weekend -M,  E3,  #4 Anything Goes (always)
Crafty Calendar - M, 1E -  Anything Goes



Thanks for looking xx


Sunday, 17 August 2014

Come and Get it challenge #33 - Fish/Fishing


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Morning all and a Happy Sunday to you :)

Today is my first time posting a project for Come and Get it Challenges.  I'm very excited to be part of this lovely team.  The new challenge has gone live today with sponsorship from Bugaboo, so head over to the blog for some inspiration from the DT Ladies

I was lucky enough to have Girlz - Wiggle the Bait for my project with a fantastic sentiment.  Over here in Blighty we call food 'Bait' (among other things) so I've made a Bait bag.






This gorgeous lady has lots of 'Bait' to wiggle lol





I've coloured her with spectrum noirs, cut her out with a Tonic die, used papers, ribbon, a button and some gems to fancy it up.

I'd like to enter the following:


{Pin}spirational W -   #120 - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes
Crafter's Cafe - F, 3E - #76 Anything but a Card
Nutcrafters - 2W,   #74 Anything Goes 
Penny's Paper-Crafty - 3E -  #190 Anything goes
Brown Sugar – W, E2 - No. 107 - Anything Goes
Crafting At the Weekend -M,  E3,  #4 Anything Goes (always)





Thanks for looking xx


Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Aug 12 TT #208 My Grafico Sketch Team A

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Happy Tuesday to you all.  It's time for another challenge over at Tuesday Throwdown.  This week our sponsor is My Grafico and we are following a sketch made by the lovely Judith :)

Firstly this is the sketch:



And this is my interpretation of it using Owl 6:

The owl and the die, creates the two circles.  The branch creates the middle stripe and the two embossed panels create the top and bottom stripes.  Hope you like my take on the sketch :)






My Grafico very kindly provided the team with images from Owl Digital Stamps, and I chose Owl 6.  I printed it several times and cut each layer of the feathers out so that I could emboss them in different colours.



I used gold and copper embossing powders on each layer of the feathers which I then heat embossed.  I then layered them back over the owl.  To get a clean fit I made slits down each wing and tucked the ends of the feathers in. 

I've coloured the rest of the image with spectrum noir markers and sat the Owl on a die from Tonic to look like a branch.  This is for one of my daughters besties who absolutely adores owls so I've put it into a box frame and added a few flowers to finish it off.






I'd like to enter the following challenges:

4 Krafty Girlz 2W, E3 (W1 of 2) # 24 Anything Goes
Crafting At the Weekend -M,  E3, C Unlim #4 Anything Goes (always)
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge W, C10 #40 Anything Goes
Robyn`s Fetish - W #224 Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - M, C6, 1E – August Challenge Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes





Thanks for looking xx




Friday, 8 August 2014

Challenge #12 Lunar Deity - Art by Mi Ran

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It's Friday and time for another challenge over at the Art by Mi Ran blog.  I can finally and officially (and rather excitedly) announce that I'm part of the DT and this is my very first project for the team.  Head over to the blog to enter your projects in challenge #12, the theme as always is anything goes

For this project I have chosen to work with Lunar Deity.  After colouring an Art by Mi Ran image in black and white a few months ago (view it here) I wanted to do another and thought Lunar would be perfect





I coloured her with my grey scale spectrum noir markers, coloured the moon in yellow tones and added some gold embossing to the stars.  I've made a very simple twisted easel card and prettied it up with dies from................



The candle was a bit of a challenge as I wanted the to be strong enough to carry the heavy candle, so I've doubled the black card and used gold inside it to give layers.  I've used a die from .......... to pretty up the sides.........




And made my own paper roses for the top of the box which I have gold embossed just around the top, and layered onto die cuts from spellbinders and xcut

I'd like to enter the following:

Scribble and Scrap - 2W, SIO, E3, C15, F#24 Anything Goes  (see blog)
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Digi Makeover Challenge - W, SIO, must use digi - Anything Goes & September GDT Call
Love to Create W, 3E -Anything Goes Challenge
My Craft Creations  - Always Anything Goes
Sparkle N Sprinkle - M, E3, all crafts - Anything Goes with Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking
Stamp and Create - M, 1E/week - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty - 3E -  #189 Anything goes
Stamping Sensations - M, C6, 1E – August Challenge Anything Goes



Thanks for looking xx




Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Crafty Sentiments Designs 'Add a Sentiment'

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Hi all, It's Tuesday and that means it's time for another challenge from Crafty Sentiments Designs.  This week the challenge is 'Add a Sentiment'.  Head over to the challenge blog for all of the information on how to enter.  The prize this week is...............A surprise for the winner :)

I've used Rose Fairy from the Lollipop Dreams collection of stamps .................. with a sentiment from one of the stamp sets, Birthday set 1.  I chose the sentiment to match that lovely dreamy expression on her face :)





I've coloured her with my spectrum noir markers and made a very simple front stepper.......




A little close-up....

I've used dies from Marrianne and Xcut around the card and added a few flowers and gems from my stash

I'd like to enter the following:

Sister Act Card Challenge - WCards. - No. 68 - Anything Goes
Crafting At the Weekend -M,  E3, C Unlim #4 Anything Goes (always)
Crafty Calendar - M, 1E -  Anything Goes
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge W, C10 #40 Anything Goes
Time 4 Scrap - 2W, 3E, C5 (W1 of 2) #44  Anything Goes



Thanks for looking xx

Monday, 4 August 2014

2 Cute Ink Challenge #112 - Animals

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Exciting news again today!  Firstly if you haven't seen my earlier DT post it's my birthday today :) and my exciting news is that I've just become one of the newest members on the 2 Cute Ink DT

This week Heidi has released 6 new Horse themed digi's, Hippie Horses, Nerdy Horses and Country Horses.  I got to work with a Nerdy Horse which I absolutely adore, but would have been happy with any of them, they are all so cute!




I coloured my Nerdy Horse with spectrum noirs, added 2 flowers and decided that she needed a frame.  I made the frame out of a piece of A3 card and matted the image onto red, and then kraft card.  Added a few red pearls, covered it in acetate to look like glass and added a few flowers on the frame.




A little close up..........

Heidi has some very cute digi's available in the store and don't forget to check out the blog for some inspiration from the DT

I'd like to enter the following:






Crafter's Cafe - F, 3E - #74 Digistamp


Divas by Design - W,2E -  Anything Goes


Fab 'n' Funky - 2W1E, C10 - #224 Animals (3rd week)
Penny's Paper-Crafty - 3E -  #188 Anything goes
4 Krafty Girlz 2W, E3 (W2 of 2) # 23 Anything Goes



Thanks for looking xx






Art By Miran 600 member freebie :)

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It's my Birthday :) lol


Morning all.  A bit of an impromptu post from me today to share a bit of exciting news.  Although my first project for Artbymiran DT on the challenge blog doesn't go live until 8th August I've been able to join the DT in creating a card with a new release.  Mi Ran is celebrating reaching 600 members in her facebook group and is giving away this little beauty as a thank you to all of her members......Jacque with Lilly




Here's my make with this beautiful lady




 And a little close-up





Pop over and join the group for news of all new release images and some inspiration from the super talented DT ladies, as well as all of the very talented members who share their makes in the monthly facebook challenges

I'd like to enter the following:

Divas by Design - W,2E -  Anything Goes


4 Crafty Chicks - W  #205 Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz 2W, E3 (W2 of 2) # 23 Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - WCards. - No. 68 - Anything Goes
Crafting At the Weekend -M,  E3, C Unlim #4 Anything Goes








Thanks for looking xx

Friday, 1 August 2014

SDD Sun, Sea, Sand challenge

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Good Morning to you all I'm here with another make for Stamping Dragon Designs

I've used Steampunk Lady on Globe this time and loved colouring her, especially that boa!  I can just imagine this Lady floating off in her hot air balloon to find a white sandy beach.  I coloured the balloon to make it look like a beach ball for fun on the beach





I've used steampunk dies from Cheery Lynn to surround this beauty that I've cut out of various cardstock and embossed a few with gold embossing powders from Papermania.  My favourite has to be the quills and ink well

A little close-up.........




Head over to the blog for the rules.  This month the theme is Sun, Sea, Sand and one lucky person will win this Simply Soft Collection kit:





There are some fabby images to use from the store and also a freebie section here.  We also hold competitions in our facebook group, come and join in the fun :)

I'd like to enter the following:

A Gem of a Challenge - 2W - #125 (W1 of 2)  Embossing

Crafting At the Weekend -M,  E3, C Unlim #4 Anything Goes (always)
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3 - Always Anything GoesOoh La La Creations - 2W, SIO - (Week 2) Vintage 






Thanks for looking xx





Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Tuesday Throwdown challenge #206 - Something Other than a Card or Tag

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A very good morning to you all.  This week I have a gorgeous project to show you for Tuesday Throwdown challenge #206 - Something Other than a Card or Tag.  Head over to the blog for all of the rules and to see the wonderful makes from the lovely DT Ladies.

This weeks sponsor is Creations by AR.  Adela has some amazing templates in her store I really struggled to choose just one but I eventually chose the Dessert Cage which comes as either a PDF or an SVG file.  I don't have a cutting machine so it was a scissor and craft knife job for me lol




I LOVE working with templates and this one was an absolute dream to put together.....




I wanted a coffee and cream theme but didn't have any double sided card so I've used centura pearl and had to cut double  to the requirement and glue the pieces back to back to get dark on the outside and light on the inside.




The dessert cage can hold six mini cupcakes or tarts on the bottom......




With space for three on the top.....



 
An absolute dream to work with :)




I've used spellbinders scalloped circles covered in pearls as a base for the tarts.  I've prettied the rest of the cage up using dies from Sizzix, Marrianne Designs, Memory Box and Joy Crafts, a few flowers from my stash and added a bow.

I'd like to enter the following:

Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes
Crafter's Cafe - F, 3E - #73 Anything goes


4 Krafty Girlz 2W, E3 (W1 of 2) # 23 Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - W, SIO Anything Goes with Ribbon
Crafty Catz - W, 3E – No.241 - Anything Goes
Crafting At the Weekend -M,  E3, C Unlim #3 Anything Goes (always)
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge W, C10 #39 Anything Goes


Craft-Dee BowZ - M, E3, project must have bow - (JulyAnything Goes with a Handmade Bow
 Crafting from the Heart - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Crafting musketeers challenge #15
Creative Fingers challenge #44










Thanks for looking xx


Thursday, 24 July 2014

CSD New Release - Christmas in July

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Exciting news!!

The Christmas in July new release at Crafty Sentiments Designs is here with a brand new set of stamps being released on the 25th July.  Pop over to the inspiration blog to see the awesome projects from the talented Design Team.

For my project I had the super cute 'Hark the Angels Sing' stamp.  I coloured her using my spectrum noir markers and tried to give the effect of candle light.  It was my first attempt at this technique but I'm pleased with the result.



I thought she would look fab in a frame, so I made my own deep box frame out of white A3 card.  I've matted silver mirror board with a Christmas paper from BoBunny.   I cut the Angel out using an xcut circle die that I edged with silver ink



 
I've used Tattered Lace Lavish Poinsettia dies to decorate the frame that I've heat embossed with Christmas tinsel embossing powder
 


I've also used the Tattered Lace dies around the image to give a bit more depth.  I used a sheet of acetate over the picture and finished it off with a few pearls, a bow and of course a bell :)

I'd like to enter the following:

7 kids college fund challenge #104
clear it out Christmas in july
crafting for all seasons challenge #82
scrappers delights challenge #27
Add a Little Dazzle - W, SIO - #35 Christmas cards in non-traditional colors/Anything goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - 2W, E5 (W1 of 2) #111 Christmas In July
Winter Wonderland W, 3E, must be Christmas – Blue Christmas



My Sheri Crafts  -  2W -  #138 (W1 of 2) Christmas in July
Anything But A Card 3W, no cards - Anything Goes (week 3)
Come and Get It WUnlimited - Christmas in July Challenge*
The Corrosive Challenges - 2W, 3E - #204 Christmas in July
Lexi's Creations - 2W - (Week 1) Christmas in July'
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog 2W, 3E - (Week 1) Anything goes + Option Christmas in July



Thanks for looking xx