Monday, 23 April 2012

Scrappers Delights New challenge

Morning everyone, i hope you are all well this morning, ive just popped on to share with you the new Scrappers Delights challenge.  Due to holiday I have been unable to join in with this challenge up to now but im sure you will enjoy this one.  Pop over to here to join in the April showers challenge and why not have a look in the store while you are there, you will not be disappointed there are some amazing new products from a very talented designer x

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

I'm Back

Wow where did those weeks go, kids holidays go over far too quick and the preperation and aftermath are a nightmare lol....  I returned home to some orders for cards so for this post i am showing you the 2 cards i was asked to make

I haven't made these style cards in a long time, couldn't find the measurements for box so after a bit of a frenzy and choice words outloud i managed hahahaha, i have a few more to make so best get crafting xxx

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Guest design project for Daisy Doodles

Ok own up who pinched a week off my calendar hahaha.  I think i must have blinked too quick as i have no idea where the time has gone.  Today's project i designed for a guest design spot (which i might add i am thrillled to have been asked and yippee'd for quite a while) at daisy doodles.  When i saw these images i just totally fell in love with them.  They so remind me of hubby and me, as we are only tiny too lol....

These images are half price for the next 2 weeks so grab them while you can, I just know you are going to love them.

My friend is getting married soon so i thought this would make a nice gift for my boys to give her and different to the usual ones shop bought. 

 I coloured the image using my pro markers, and printed the horseshoe off as an A5 sheet, coloured the hearts then added the ribbon and image.  A very quick and simple gift for any ability.

Why not pop over and have a look at the fabulous designers work they are truly inspirational x

Friday, 23 March 2012

Scrappers Delights Blog Hop

Blog Hop

Today kicks off Scrapper’s Delights “Spring Blog Hop!” The hop will begin today (Friday, March 23, 2012) and will end on Sunday, March 25, 2012 which is the start of our Easter Challenge. We hope that you will join us for the hop as well as the challenge.

You should have arrived here from Laurie.  If not please pop over for all Details of the hop and the start which is here at scrappers delights blog.

Please use the inlinkz button on the scrappers delights blog to add your information for a chance to win the grand prize.

Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to comment at each blog for a Chance to win some fun prizes.

The fantastic Kim is up next im sure she will wow you with her creations. 
Thanks again for joining us and let’s get to hopping!

 Here is my creation for the blog hop good luck everyone xxx
I used pro markers to colour this beauty where you can find here and flowers are all from Mulberry crafts

Friday, 16 March 2012

Blog Candy

Hi everyone just a quick post to let you all know about a fabulous blog candy over with Jak Heath.  I will hopefully get back to card making next week.  For some strange reason ive had my spring cleaning head on and im working my way through each room until i get sick hahahaha which wont take long i can tell you lol.

So i'm off with my duster but please pop over and enter i know i would love to win all these goodies, good luck everyone xxxx

Monday, 12 March 2012

I have been awarded Versatile blogger award

oooh what a lovely suprise i have just found, i have been nominated for the versatile blogger award by the very talented abbie721.  I am thrilled thank you so much hun xxxxx

Vee Cassidy has very kindly nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award, I am so thrilled and honored to say the least and a very happy bunny lol. You can visit Vee here

There a couple of conditions attached to this award:-

"If you are nominated, you have been awarded the Versatile Blogger award". First, thank the person who gave you this award. Link
  • Include a link to their blog,
  • Select 15 blogs that you have either recently discovered or follow regularly,
  • Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award,
  • Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

My Nominees for The Versatile Blogger Award (In no particular order)Are:

Well done everyone.

Now 7 things about myself.
  1. I have 2 sons age 11 and 8
  2. I have been together with my husband for 18 yrs
  3. I help my husband run 2 local football teams which my boys are in each team u11 and u9
  4. I have been crafting for 30 yrs and started crochet when i was 4yrs old
  5. I live in the north east of England and love spending time at my Static caravan in Northumberland
  6. I love ribbons and flowers as you can tell from all my cards they always have to have one or both
  7. My dream job would be to work in a craft shop
Thanks again for the award and well done to those i have nominated xxxxx

Luck of the Irish

Good morning everyone what a lovely weekend we had this week, i spent the whole weekend up at my caravan and the weather was fab, kids were playing out in t-shirts and a good party atmosphere, amazing what a bit of sunshine can do lol.....

Today's card is my DT card for Scrappers Delights Luck of the Irish Challenge.  I was thrilled when i saw this image i needed to work with, isn't she gorgous, i have kept todays card basic as i know alot of people can be afraid to use flowers or colouring in, so i opted for the coloured in version i received with the downloads mounted her onto green card, found a backing paper i had on my computer my tonic punch ribbon and a few pears.  The sentiment is also Scrappers Delights and you can find it in a bundle here.  The image i used was Leprechaun 4 which you can find here.

Why not pop over and join in the challenge, there is a freebie of 3 sentiments on the challenge which are fab, hope to see you there soon xxx

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Green Day

Todays card is made using another of the milkcoffee digi stamps.  I just adore these images so easy to work with and lovely for all occasions.
I have used my Dovecraft Sugar & Spice paper pad, and flowers from the fantastic Mulberry Crafts uk,
I just love their flowers and how it gives the arrangement that pop.
I used my pro makers and flex markers to colour the image
Skin- Saffron, Blush, Dress, Glacier blue, meadow, leaf green, gold, Hair burnt sienna, cocoa, henna
Have a lovely day xxx

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge Retro

Hi everyone, i received this stunning image from milkCoffee Stamps and i just love her, so cute and elegant.

I designed this card around the theme of the crafty bloggers network challenge which this time is retro.
The backing papers i used are Hot off the press soft nostalgia, the flowers are from Mulberry Crafts Uk.  I coloured the image using pro markers:-
Shoes and shorts, Cinnamon. Dress, Baby Pink, Bag Cocoa & Henna, Skin Saffron & Vanilla.  Bow on bag is Glacier Blue Flex marker, Hair Burnt Sienna, Cocoa & Henna.

I am also entering this card into the following challenges

The poodles Parlour Birthday challenge
craft your passion anything goes

Monday, 5 March 2012

What a lovely suprise

Well i had a lovely weekend away this weekend, shame about the rain but relaxing all the same.  I logged onto my site to find a lovely award from the very talented Kirsty.  She has very kindly awarded me the
Thank you so much hun i am thrilled to bits xxxxx
The idea of the LIEBSTER BLOG AWARD is to spread the love from one small blog (under 200 followers) to other small blogs. This helps to spread the knowledge and readership.

To accept the award, you must:

  1. Link back to the person who gave it and to thank them for thinking of you.
  2. Post the award to your blog.
  3. Give the award to 5 bloggers (with less than 200 followers) that you appreciate and value.
  4. Leave a comment on the blogs of the five people you have chosen to let them know. ‘Liebster’ in German means ‘dearest, so to carry on the Liebster tradition, I am going to pass this award on to 5 people whose blogs have been an inspiration to me.

    Thank you ladies you are all inspirational xxxxx

Friday, 2 March 2012

Hold on to your hat

Hi everyone, today i received some stunning flowers to work with from Mulberry Crafts Uk.  I was absolutely thrilled when the postman delivered my parcel, sat and stroked them for a few hours (lol sad i know) then although it was bed time I just couldn't go to bed knowing they were there shouting of me to use them hahaha.

I remembered the freebie from Beccy's Place nell on a bicycle and thought it would be fab for my mam for mothers day as she has always loved riding her bike.
 I used the pre-coloured image for quickness which is fab, the backing papers are from Craftworkcards Vintage Rose Paper pack.
 The flowers are from mulberry crafts uk i used hybrid tea buds, semi open buds, small buds, regular frilly rose buds, small daisychrysanthemum daisy and daisy flower beads.  You can find a huge selection of flowers on this site, you will deffinately be spoilt for choice.

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Happy Easter

Hi, today's card is using the gorgeous image from Scrappers Delights, she is called Rabbit Parka 4 and you can get her here.

The image comes pre coloured and as i have used digi stamp.  Isn't she gorgeous, with her bunny ears she looks so cool.

I think this card would be cute for any occasion not just easter as the animals hats are all the rage at the moment so would suit all ages too x

Pro marker and flex markers colours
Skin:- Vanilla, Saffron.     Hair:- Burnt sienna, henna, cocoa.    Dress:- lilac.   Top:- satin & pale citrus flex marker

I have entered this card into the crafty bloggers network challenge

Love Fairy

Afternoon, I have managed to get a half decent picture of my card from yesterday :( can't believe i forgot my camera.  I am absolutely in love with this image, isn't she gorgeous, she is Love Fairy brand new to Scrappers Delights and you can purchase her here.

 This image was pre coloured however she also comes with wings as a pre coloured or digi stamp.  I used backing papers that i bought in a scrapbook pack from the £1 shop a couple of years ago

 I am entering this card into the Scrappers Delight Bling chalenge

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

oooh exciting few months ahead

Hi everyone, i have been really busy crafting today and managed to make 2 cards.  Being really chuffed with myself i went to grab my camera to find i had left it at the caravan on saturday, silly woman.  I will try tomorrow with my old camera that is useless :(

Good news and very exciting news is that i have been asked to be a Guest Designer for The Crafty Pad yeeeeeehaaaaa i am absoluely thrilled to bits and can't wait to work with such an inspirational team.

Fingers crossed 2 cards will be blogged tomorrow, have a great night everyone xxxx

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Material Girl

Wow i have a stunning image for you today and i am so excited.  This is my first DT challenge card for Scrappers Delights .  And my all time fav thing to do is use bling which is perfect for the Bling it up Challenge.  This image is stunning and i have been singing Madonna's song for days now lol... you can purchase Material girl here it comes black and white or pre-coloured, you can also purchase the sentiments to go with it here, im sure these images are going to be a huge hit, so pop over to the challenge and join in i would love to see you there.
I used Dovecraft 8x8 charcoal prints for the backing papers, i love these so luxurious, my tonic border punch, organza ribbon, heart pins and flowers to embellish.  I added tiny gems to her hair, dress and to make a necklace and earings.

I coloured my image using pro markers, cool grey 3, magenta, cool grey1, pastel pink, black, ice grey 4, saffron, cocoa, cool grey 5 and blush. 
I added stickles to her dress and sentiment from the sentiments digi's, i'm now off to view the challenge entries can't wait to see what you come up with xxxxx

I am entering this card into black and pink challenge

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Scrappers Delights

Hiya everyone, i am so excited to announce i am now a new DT for Scrappers Delights, yey....... i love all the images and i cant wait to get started, thank you for the opportunity x

My card today was a very quick card, i had a few scraps of red on my desk and found a scrap of backing paper, I have used this freebie image from Scrappers Delights and you can ger her here, but please be quick, she is only available until 25th Feb.
isn't she just gorgeous, you also get black and white image to colour yourself, think i will have to make time to colour her also, have a fab day everyone xxxxx

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Teenage dream

Hi everyone, what a day, i have had a terrrible migraine today so spent all of day light in bed, thankfully i made this quick card yesterday, i had this image decoupaged up and in my draw for quite some time, came across it by accident and thought she would go perfect with the pink and brown papers i have on my desk.

A friend of mine designed my watermark and i dont think i have done it correctly but its there lol.... will have to play with it tomorrow when fingers crossed the migraine will be gone x

I am entering this card into

Monday, 20 February 2012

Grace by Sugar Nellie

I am in love, ive had the digital images of Sugar Nellie Adorables for a long time, but was always a bit scared to colour her in.  Well i plucked up the courage and coloured Grace, and boy is she special.  I could look at her face all day simply perfect adorable the exact name for her.  You can puchase Grace here

I have used Hot off the Press Soft Nostalgia papers again for this card as i am just loving the colour combo's you can design using these papers

I coloured Grace using pro markers, Pastel Pink, Dusky Pink, Satin, Vanilla, Saffron, Caramel, Cinamon and cool grey 1.  The setting and design of the card i used inspiration from Bev Rochester's card posted today, she is simply amazing with her cards and her layout today really inspired me.

Materials, Cream 6x6 square card, Brown Card stock, Hot off the press Soft Nostalgia papers, Tonic border punch, Cream lace, Brown Satin ribbon, Cream card stock, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Ellison thin cuts buttons die, mulberry paper roses, Organza flowers, Gold flat gems, Brown pearls, heart hat pins coloured using pro markers, Sugar Nellie Grace digital image/stamp, sister embellishment.

I am entering Grace into the following challenges

 Pollycraft challenge blog, challenge 128 ribbons and buttons

Deep ocean challenge blog challenge-19-pink-and-brown

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Whispy lilac

Just a quick blog from me today, Sunday's = Football all day, and i do love my football.

I am totally in love with this girl, doesn't matter what colour i put on her she suits it lovely.  My card today is using the fabulous Saturated Canary Whispy.

I used papers that i have had in my stash for a few years now and pro markers to colour her, unfortunately i can't seem to find the colour chart i used :( but will update if i come across it when i tidy up

I used my tonic daisy punch today for the first time and it is broken, my favourite out of all of them too, have emailed tonic to see if i can exchange it as i bought it at a recent show and the next show is not until april so im not a happy bunny.

And thats me off, hope you all have a fab day xxx

I am entering this card into

Saturday, 18 February 2012

My card using the fabulous Scrapper's Delights Draco Be Mine Digi

Hiya everyone well this morning was absolutely glorious i thought ooh i could get my washing hung out today, an hour later and we have lashing sleety rain.  Oh well was good while it lasted lol......

Todays card is for my husbands birthday, i have used Scrapper's Delights Draco Be Mine Digi and isn't he just handsome.  My boys absolutely loved this image when i showed them and he was a dream to colour in.  You can purchase Draco here.

I am also entering my card into the challenge

The digi set comes complete with Sentiments for various occastions, i have used the Happy Birthday, the green and red hearts i printed out black and white coloured and cut out each heart then joined them with glue.

I used Docrafts Forever Friends Christmas backing papers which i got free in Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine before Christmas, these went super with the colours i used for Draco.  I cut a paper doilly in half and coloured with pro markers to keep the colour scheme going.

The colours of pr markers i used are

Draco and heart - Lush Green
Draco's heart balloon - Poppy red & Ruby
Draco's Flowers - Ruby, Poppy & Crimson
Seperate heart and doilly - Poppy

I would love to hear what you think of the card, keep warm and stay safe fellow crafters xxxxx

Friday, 17 February 2012

Saturated Canary Whispy

Good Morning everyone, Today i have another Saturated Canary card to show you, This time its Whispy a fairy.  Isn't she just sooo cute, i loved colouring her in so very easy to colour and very theraputic.

I started this card as an easel card, silly me decorated the front then opened card to find it on the side, scatter brains that i am, however when i opoened it up i actually liked the effect, so happy accident.

I have used Hot off the Press Soft Nostalgia backing papers, these are just devine, mounted onto pearlescent gold and i used a pencil and ruler to make stitching marks.

I coloured the image with pro markers, Yellow, Canary, Powder Blue, Saffron, Vanilla, Dusky Pink, Burnt Sienna, Henna & Caramel.

Enjoy the rest of your day x

I am entering this card into

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Saturated Canary Love

Hiya last night i spent the night colouring in my new Saturated Canary digi's, and boy did i have fun.  I have chosen canary love to be my first card and i just adore her.

I have used Dovecraft Sugar & Spice  paper pad for the backing, i just love these colours so rich.

 I have used pro markers to colour her in, Pumpkin, Satin, Caramel, Cinamon, Henna, Burnt Sienna, Pine, Vanilla, Saffron and Rose Pink.  I used Burnt Sienna to add colour to the paper doilly and also to colour in some pearl pins.
I used Tonic punch for borders and sizzix corner flourish to add detail under the flowers.

Good news is i coloured 5 images last night so have lots to play with yippeeee.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Monster Truck V1

Todays DT card for Jessica Weible Illustrations and i have used the Monster Truck Digi Stamp which can be purchased here.

There is also a buy one get one free sale at the moment too so why not pop over and have a look, you won't be disappointed.

I have coloured the truck using Pro Markers, colours can be found at the end of this entry.  The papers are Dovecraft Charcoal Prints by French Designer Sandra Ranarison.  This is the first time i have used this paper pad but think it will come out more often as fab for men and ladies.

The orange buttons have been cut using the ellison thin cuts buttons die, i'm finding these are fab for mens cards to just give it that little bit extra.

 Pro Marker colours, Pumpkin, Black, Cool Grey 5, Ice Grey 4

Monday, 13 February 2012

Fantastic blog candy

WIN a COMPLETE set of FLEXMARKERS! over at Going Buggy a must for any crafter so pop over here

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Teenager's don't you just love them

When i think back to my teenage years i totally cringe lol..... 19yrs ago i met my husband when i was 16 and we've been best friends ever since.  Sometimes i still see myself as a teenager and forget ive now got grey hair and wrinkles appearing, but thats ok i just avoid the mirror.  When making teenage cards i like to try to make them cool and hip lol listen to me pretending to know whats hot and what's not.

While sorting through some printed images last night i found my favourite girl all coloured ready to be used, now how i fogot to use her ive no idea.  So today i stepped away from the red polka dots and opened my new paper pad to see if i could match her up.

 I used my new Dovecraft Sugar & Spice 8x8 paperpack mounted onto brown card, my tonic border punch and organza ribbon.

 To add brown to the doily and flowers i used Brilliance Cosmic Copper dew drop ink pad.  I love these
 I also used the ink to ink the pearl pins.  And thats it for me today already fought for the light to get this card photographed so off for family time now, love sunday night tv x

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge

Brrrr its cold today, I spotted this challenge today and knew the perfect image to use.  The lovely Digi Darla sent me an image last night and i fell in love with it.  She is just so adorable thank you.  You can find her here x

Today is challenge day over at Secret Crafter and boy have they got a prize, a must for any crafter, all you have to do is create a card using red white and black, no problem this time of year with Valentine's just round the corner, so why not pop over and join in x

I used lots of flower to embelish this card, they are becoming my best friend at the minute feel bare without them lol....

 I used mina card to print out onto and pro markers to colour her in a list of colours is at the bottom

 Hair :- cocoa, caramel & sandstone
Skin:- Ivory, Blush & Vanilla
Dress:- Ruby, Poppy & Crimson
Roses :- Canary & Gold
Bag:- Cool Grey 1, 3 & 5

Good luck in the challenge everyone xxx