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

Friday, 10 February 2012

Very quick card

Hi everyone, well today has been a really unproductive day today.  No idea why but i just don't seem to have done anything useful.  Oh well tomorrow's another day.
 I thought i would share with you a very quick card i made yesterday using the fabulous freebie from Jessica Weible Illustraions.  This is Red Monster and was so easy to print and cut it literally took me 15 mins to make the card from start to finish.  I chose a basic design to show how simple and easy a card can be made when you are in a hurry. Some plain red card stock, backing paper is from a freebie in a magazine Nikki Silvis My Sweet Cherry Pie, sentiment which was also a freebie and 3 small gems.  As you can see this card cost me pence to make which are always the best ones.   Hope you like it.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

The lurv truck

Hi everyone how excited am I.  Today i have designed my card for Jessica Weible my very first design card and my goodness have i enjoyed playing with this digital stamp today.  The digi stamps is the Valentine Big Truck which you can find here.

The design i have chosen is to use the image as a Birthday Card so i can show how versatile this image can be all you would need to do is change the sentiment to Valentine, Anniversary etc.

Alot of people think that digi stamps are just to be coloured with markers, pencils etc.  I have opted out of colouring today to help those who are not sure about colouring.  I printed the same sized image onto the blue then red then black.  Cut out what i wanted and glued together.  This way you get more dimension to your image and can highlight using gems etc.  I have used pearls Pearls and a small ribbon for my highlights.

The ribbon i have used is from my stash, the border to the ribbon is using tonic punch which i love as can cut through any thickness of card stock and the square buttons is from the ellison thin cut die Buttons.

I used foam pads to layer my truck up onto the white card then to raise the whole topper from the ribbon and card.  I'm off now for a nice hot cuppa coffee it is freezing here today stay safe and warm everyone xx

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Just Inklined DT vacancy

ooh ooh ooh ooh how excited was i today to see Just Inklined are looking for new DT members.  Being one of my favourite local craft shops i was squeeling when i saw Jak's blog update today.  I set straight off making my card to put in which has worked out great as i'm still awake lol....

I chose one of my favourite images and whilst i had red on my table chose this as the theme keeping the love going, please please please keep your fingers crossed for me.

Baby Boy

Morning everyone i hope you are all keeping nice and warm, it is freezing here.  This morning my oldest boy is off to london with the school. He had to be at school for 6:30 this morning and will be there for 3 days.  Late last night he had a bit of a wobble over not wanting to go on the London Eye after about an hour of talking to him and showing him pictures on the net he is going to wait until he gets there and decide then lol... thankfully the teachers are fab and i'm sure he will go on eventually.

I've packed him my old camera but forgot the batteries that go with it aren't working properly so he's took mine out of my camera which leaves me camera free til friday night.  Thankfully i have some baby boy cards that i had photographed last week to keep me blogging.

The things we do for our kids lol i just hope he enjoys his time and stays safe and warm.

Monday, 6 February 2012

Mother's Day me to you

Good afternoon, well ive no idea where today has gone, shopping this morning and my goodness easter eggs are out and mother's day gifts.  Ive only just caught up with Valentine's day cards panic city.

I decided as soon as i put my shopping away that i would make a start on Mother's day.  I had already printed the image and backing papers off for a valentines card but decided it would be nice for mothers day too.

While browsing my blog i noticed an update for a challengefor pink and blue so i added a few pink embellisments to my design to go for the challenge.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Valentine's card for the one i love

Good afternoon everyone, i started on a Valentine's card last night for a friend of mine to give to her husband.  As it started to come together i started to really love the card, using the last of my stash of red polka dot backing paper i looked at it and looked at it and thought oh oh i can't give this away.  I have now decided to make a 2nd card and keep this one for my hubby then at least afterwards i can keep it hahahaha.

I used the character image from dovecraft me to you cd then raided my stash.  Isn't funny how the cards you set out making with bits and bobs look nicer than really well planned cards.

Hopefully i will get the 2nd card made today preferably before i hit the metro centre to get my sons new coat and shoes for london trip this week.  Method in that is go to the one shop i know he likes the name of and he will happily try on what ever i give him lol...... yeah right

I used the tonic studios punch to create border, the organza 12mm ribbon is from and the rest is from my stash.  Sentiment is from the dovecraft me to you cd

Hope you all have a lovely Saturday snow is on its way so wrap up warm xxxx

Friday, 3 February 2012

Paper and Such Design Blog: HUGE Giveaway!!

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Me to you

Good evening todays card is a change in bear to my favourite taddy ted me to you bear.  I can't quite decide what to use this card for so have left a sentiment off the front.  At first i thought Valentine's, then Mother's Day then thought i give up lol......

I bought the Me To You docraft cd when it very first came out, however i haven't had time to have a good play with it yet so out it came and i don't think it will go back away lol..... The images are amazing and the backing papers are stunning.  Good thing is they all match too and you never run out.

I am entering this card in my first ever polka doodles challenge, fingers crossed

Also bunny zoe's challenge
Now I really must must must get some valentines cards done or it will be over with before i blink so off to keep the love going but maybe with out the pink really must diversify lol....

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