Saturday, April 30, 2011

Friends Birthday Card

Hi all
I hope your all fine and having a good day and you enjoyed the wedding yeasterday, I know I did.

Today I have a friends birthday card to show you, I used a Bugaboo image and coloured her with Copic pens, MS lace punch was used with lace overlaid on the top.



I wanted this to be a really girly card with pale lilacs, pinks and turquoise, flowers are from Wild Orchid and to finish a few pearls, I also did the inside to match but it came out blurry on the photo so I decided not to show it, it is the same as the front with the lace panels.

I have entered it into the following challenges.

Bugaboo - May flowers and pastel colours

Charisma Cards - May Flowers

Craft for Eternity - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by I really appriciate your visit and have a really good day all.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Meljen Digi Release at Whimsy

Good Morning all I hope your all having a good day, today we see a new release from Meljen Designs over at Whimsy

I decided to make a tag for a change after seeing one of Catherine’s beautiful tags over at   Le Coin de Catherine and thought ohh I have not made a tag for ages, well it took me longer to make this tag that it would have to make a card lol and I have no idea why.

So onto the release, Mels has out shone herself again with some beautiful images, I used Thumbellina to make my tag and coloured her with Copic, the papers are from Nitwit and distressed the edges with Timmy Ink called Spun Sugar, love this colour, the flowers are from Wild Orchid, to finish lace, pearls and ribbon from my stash.




Challenges I have entered:

Simon Says Stamp – Anything Goes 

By the Cute and Girly – Cute and Girly

Delicious Doodles – Anything Goes


Thank you for popping by again it’s always good to see you and have a great day all.



Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Rainy Card

Hi all
I do not know what is going on with me today as I ended up doing a pink and orange card, funny combination don't you think? but then it's been one of those days and my mojo has gone walk about and I could not even think of a sentiment for this one, except Happy Birthday.
I shall change the sentiment when I think of something or if you think of one give me a shout lol.



I used a Bugaboo image and coloured him with Copic, using the sketch from Sunday Sketch and Stamp which I loved, the paper is Bo Bunny and is inked with a bit of Timmy ink called spun sugar.
I also found this lovely ribbon in my box that match perfectly and finished with a sentiment and a bit of bling.

Inside to match


I have entered the following challenges:

Bugaboo - Rain

Creative Inspiration -Digi Day

Sunday Sketch and Stamp - Sketch


Thank you so much for stopping by I really appriciate your visit and have a really good day all.


Saturday, April 23, 2011

Male Card

Happy Easter to everyone who celebrates and I hope your all having a good day.

I have no Easter card for you today but a male card I did for one of my brothers, I have five brothers and I always have trouble with the male cards so I hope he likes this one.
The image is from Bugaboo and I coloured him with Copic pens and added some bling in the corners and little sparkle to the icing.

I have tried to take a picture showing the sparkle but no matter how I try I can not get it to show. I like the G in his top as I can put in the card Grumpy lol which he is sometimes.

  

I have entered the following challenges.

Stamp With Fun - Birthday

Delicious Doodles - Anything Goes

Spoon Full of Sugar - Lets Celebrate

Cupcake - Lots of Layers

I shall be round to see you all soon but first I am going to have a nice cup of tea and as I was feeling a bit down this morning (missing hubby) I bought a chocolate eclair and a carrot cupcake yummy, have I got you drooling yet lol.

Thank you so much for stopping by I really appriciate your visit and have a really good weekend all.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Meljen Digi Release at Whimsy

Good Morning all,
Today we see a new release of images from Meljen over at Whimsy and I think these are perfect for all the guys in your life, the ones who would love to be a policeman etc when he grows up, or in my case my son who is a policeman, there are five to choose from.





I used the Police Bear, now is he not the cutest, I coloured him with Copic and used Bo Bunny papers then just gave the card loads of layers, finishing with a bit of bling.




The inside to match





I will be back later to enter some challenges as I have to dash out now, I forgot to give my friend her Birthday card and it's today aggggg so many things going on in my head, I am a right dippy today.

Thanks for listening to my rambles and popping by to see me and I shall see you all later.


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Digistamp4joy Challenge

Good Morning ladies,
I am back after taking a week off blogging to sort the house out while Brian is away, you know the cupboards you never go in and spring clean, I did manage to get a few cards done as well, you can not clean all the time lol. 
I still have lots to do but it will still be there tomorrow aggg and yesterday I got an order for 10 cards so I better get my skates on.
So let’s start off with a new challenge over at Digistamps4joy and this week we would like you to create a project using pearls and swirls to give your project a nostalgic and romantic feel.
I used the image called Gypsy and you can find the image HERE.




One random winner will be chosen (random.org) to win 3 images of choice from the store.
We will then have a DT's choice award. This award will go to the the card / project that we vote to be our favourite (and must be a digistamps4joy image). This winner will receive a $6 gift voucher to spend in the store. 


You do not need to use a Digistamps4Joy image to win.
We will choose 2 runners-up who we feel deserve a spot in the top 3.


 Challenges I have entered


Wild Orchid - Wings


Everybody Art - Pearls


Stamp With Fun - Birthday

That’s all for now and thank you for popping by my place again, it’s so good to see you and also read your comments, I do appreciate it. Have a good day all

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Whimsy Blog Hop and New Releases


Hello and welcome to the Whimsy Stamps April new rubber release BLOG HOP!
I shall be giving you details of Whimsy blog hop today I will not be participating in this one but I hope you all will because there's a lot going on and so much fun too.

We have 13 fabulous new Whimsy Stamps plus 2 new wonderful dies to show you today! These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites. We also have our wonderful special guests joining us for this hop - Beate Johns, Deb Routledge, Jacque Beddingfield, Mindy Baxter and Minna Paajanen.

The Whimsy Stamps DT have been sneak peeking these fabulous stamps for the past 5 days, so if you missed them be sure to hop on over to the Whimsy Inspirations Blog for some more inspiration!

Here is a full list of the wonderful new rubber stamps and dies being released today:

3 stamps from Crissy Armstrong
Big Comfy Cake ~ Come Fly With Me ~ Cupcake Bliss

3 stamps from Meljen's Designs
Curious Little Fairy ~ Fairy Toadstools ~ Little Fairy Friend

4 stamps from Kenny K
Biker Babe ~ Cheers Dude ~ Madison Attitude ~ Soho

3 stamps/sets from Raindrop Echo Designs
Everyday Mini Postage Stamps ~ Party Mini Letter Seals ~ Postcard Background

2 dies/sets from Raindrop Echo Designs
Mini Postage Die ~ Double Scallop Tag Die

If you would like to participate in the hopit begins at Annika’s blog.

The hop starts today (Wednesday April 13th at noon EST) and ends on Wednesday April 20th at noon EST.

For this hop we have 6 different prize draws! We have not one but TWO grand prize draws, so two lucky hoppers will win a large selection of new release stamps. Grand Prize 1 will be for those who help us advertise the hop, and Grand Prize 2 will be for those who hop along with us. We also have 4 mini candy stops throughout the hop where you can enter to win a new release stamp! I'm not going to tell you where they are, so if you haven't found them you'll just have go back to the beginning and start hopping! *wink*

I was going to show this card for the sneek peek yesterday but I forgot oops.


I used Kenny K stamp called Madison Attitude, I coloured her with Copic and the papers are from K Co, I finished off with flowers the white ones I inked to get the colour I wanted and sprayed with glimmer mist, I used a EK punch down the side a and finished with pearls.



Finally, here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:


Well that’s it for today and thank you for popping by to see me, I really appreciate it, I hope you all have a great day and happy hopping.
Hugs,




Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Easter Card

Hi Everyone
I hope your all having a good day today, It's thundering and lightening here but no rain yet ohhh I shall have to shut the curtains, Brian is away and it’s very quiet in the house exept for the claps of thunder.

I get to spend all day in my craft room if I want to while he is away, so I have decided to catalogue rest of the stamps I did not get round to doing and yes another sort out, I have a whole month with out him and I am feeling fed up already but lots to do to keep me busy.

Onto my card for today and it’s a commission card for Easter but the lady wanted Best Wishes as a sentiment. 


I used the sketch from Midnight Madness and used this lovely bunny from Bugaboo, so cute. The papers are from my new stash and are Bo Bunny’s, I just love this paper and shall be going back to get some more before it sells out lol, I coloured with Copic pens and added flowers, ribbon and pearls.


Challenges I would like to enter


Catch The Bug - 4 or more layers 

 Die Cut Dreams - Easter 

Papertake - Truly Dimensional


Delicious Doodles – Use Ribbons for Easter

Thank you for popping by again it’s always good to see you and have a great day all.



Sunday, April 10, 2011

Whimsy Sneak Peeks - Day 3

Hi Everyone I'm a bit late posting today as I forgot to charge my camera ekkkk.

Welcome to day 3 of our Sneak peaks for the new April rubber stamp release on April 13! from Whimsy Stamps
New images and sentiments include the talents of Crissy Armstrong, Melissa Jenkins (Meljens), Kenny K and Ann of Raindrop Echo Designs.

Today I am showcasing Kenny K and the stamp Soho .



I coloured her with copic and followed a sketch over at Crop Stop, the papers are from Nitwit and have been ink with Victorian Velvet, also using flowers, pearls, lace, ribbon and the sentiment is computer generated and cut out with a nesstie (I cannot remember the name of it oops)

Inside to match



Chellenges I have entered

CropStop -Sketch and a nesstie if you want

Sir Stampalot -Ladies and Fashion


Thank you so much for stopping by I really appriciate your visit and have a really good Sunday all.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Just for you Card

Hi Ladies
Been a busy day here again but I did get time to craft this afternoon before Brin came home, I made this card with one of the new releases from Meljen designs you can find this new image at Whimsy Stamps.



I followed the sketch over at Wild Orchid which was designed by Bev, thanks Bev this was a treat to work with, I coloured the image with Copic using glitter pens on the flowers, I cut it out with a nesstie, I can never give the names of the nessties as I have thrown the packages away, anyone else done that, note to self, must go on the net and find the names lol.

I used flowers from Wild Orchid, pearls from Hobby House, corner and ribbon from my stash, EK punch, MS punch for leafs, swirl was done on the Cricut and the sentiment is computer generated oh nearly forgot I stitched round the edges of the paper.

Inside to match



Challenge I have entered:

Wild Orchid – Sketch

Allsorts – Bloomin Blossom

Paper Playtime - Anything Goes

ABC – Ribbon

Papertake – Anything Goes


That’s my card for today, I shall be blogging around later but I must get hubby’s things ready for his trip, he has to go on a business trip, he will be away for a whole month aggg, unfortunately I cannot go with him but when he comes back we are going to Cyprus for a month so I am looking forward to that.

I am sat here quiet excited as he says DHL is delivering a package for me and I have no idea what it is, a pressie he says, so come man deliver it before I go insane hahaha.

Thanks for listening to my rambles and popping by to see me and I shall see you all later.



Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Monochromatic colours

Good Morning all, lots to do today so let’s start off with a new challenge over at Digistamps4joy and this week we would love to see monochromatic colours on your card, using shades of the same colour, your 'free' colours to use are skin tones, and black and white. 


I used the image called Birthday Sparkled Stardust, you can find the sentiment HERE

I choose to use shades of Pink and inked all the edges of the paper with Victorian Velvet distressing ink, finishing with flowers from Wild Orchid, pearls, ribbon also an EK punch for the corners.

So do come along and join us this week for our challenge and please visit the talented design team ladies as their work is just beautiful and so inspirational.

One random winner will be chosen (random.org) to win 3 images of choice from the store.

We will then have a DT's choice award. This award will go to the the card / project that we vote to be our favourite (and must be a digistamps4joy image). This winner will receive a $6 gift voucher to spend in the store.

You do not need to use a Digistamps4Joy image to win.
We will choose 2 runners-up who we feel deserve a spot in the top 3.


Thanks for popping by my place again and happy crafting.



Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Notebook

Hi Ladies
Today I have something different for you to see, a note book I made, just fancied a change from a card and you know what they say, a change is as good as a rest J I really enjoyed making this and shall be doing some more, I used one of the Bugaboo images I coloured last week with Pro Markers and Copic pens.


Close up of the image and one of the flowers




  
The papers are Basic Grey which I distressing with ink called Old Newspaper, I cut some of the flowers out to decorate the front, glittered and added gloss accents to them to make them shine. Also adding gloss accents to the bows and the frill of her dress.

The ribbon is a mixture of oddments I had in my scrap box, I think they are Bo –Bunny, to finish I added a sentiment cutting it out with a nesstie, oh the punch is a MS one.

I also added paper to the inside back and front and the outside cover at the back, I hope you like my first notebook.


 Challenges I would love to enter:

Bugaboo - Anything Goes

Cropstop - Shine

Charisma Cards - Bling and Sparkles

Dutch Dare - Distressing

Stamp Something - Use a Digi - I used a Bugaboo digi

One Stop Crafts - Spots and Dots


Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything but a Card

Spoonful of Sugar - Texture - I hope this notebook qualifies

Sir Stampalot - Ladies and Fashion


I have a full week this week as I am busy getting things organized as Brian is going away on a business trip, geez I am going to miss him, but I plan to catalogue the rest of my stamps and mess about in my craft room while he is away.
I have to go out for a little while but I shall be round to see you all when I get back, it’s that thing called grocery shopping that has to be done lol.
Well that’s it for today and thank you for popping by to see me, I really appreciate it, I hope you all have a great day.



Monday, April 4, 2011



Hello and welcome to a very special blog hop today!  The illustrators of Whimsy Stamps have come together to draw a special set of digi images for the purpose of raising money for the relief effort in Japan.  All proceeds from the sale of these images will be donated to that cause.   

Kenny K, Raindrop Echo Designs, Meljens Designs, and Crissy Armstrong all contributed art work.

For the whole month of April, you can purchase the images as a set or individually (your choice)  by visiting this page on the Whimsy store site.  Please consider helping this special cause by purchasing one or all of the digital images we are offering.  
If you have landed here from Marley's blog, you are right on track.  If you have come here randomly and would like to start hopping from the beginning, please go to Crissy's blog.   She has the blog rotation order posted if you need to refer to it. 
The amazing ladies of two design teams have come together to host this blog hop for you!  Crissy's Crew from Sundays With Crissy and Denise's DT from Whimsy Stamps have joined forces to design some amazing jaw dropping creations for you.  You have seven days to hop through all the blogs and enjoy all the lovely creations from these talented people. 
The hop runs from now through till Sunday April 10 at noon.  There will be several opportunities to win blog candy!  Four random commenters will get a chance to receive one of the three individual images or Ann's sentiment set.  So be sure to leave comments all along the way for your chance at a free digi!  
Also, if you post the "Help for Japan" button on your blog's sidebar, you can enter into the draw for the grand prize!  The grand prize will consist of the entire digital set made just for this cause as well as a gift certificate donated by Ann of Raindrop Echo Designs worth 10$ to use at the Whimsy Stamps store! 

To enter, you must help us advertise for this cause by posting the "Help Japan" button on your blog's side bar (just grab it from my side bar or from the top of this post) and then get your name on the Inlinkz option on Crissy's post so we can be sure to find the winner.  
Now on to my project: 


I have used Heartfelt Angel on my project today coloured with Pro Markers and using Basic Grey papers finishing with a gold corner piece, flowers and pearls.
Next you'll want to visit Erin's blog to continue hopping.


Thank you so much for stopping by I really appriciate your visit, and for your support of this very worthy cause. 

Friday, April 1, 2011

Whimsy Blog Hop and New Digi Release

Hi Everyone and welcome to Whimsy Blog Hop and April Digi Release, you’re in for a great treat as we have lots of new images to share with you today, created by our very own Crissy Armstrong and Mel from Meljen designs.
If  you have arrived here from the lovely  Patti, then you are in the right place if not why not start at the beginning of the hop at Whimsy Inspirations blog .

For my card today I have used the image called Bunny with Flowers.





To find these images along with all the other new release's please visit the Whimsy Stamps store.

Please leave comments along the way as there will be Two Mystery DT Members who will each be choosing a winner from the comments left on their hop posts! These winners will each win a Whimsy digi image of their choice.


The Grand Prize winner of the hop will receive 5 new digital stamps of their choice from Whimsy, and will also get a chance to use those new digital images as a guest designer for Whimsy for the entire month of April.

The hop will run for 1 week and end on 8th April at 12 Noon EST

Your next stop on the hop is the lovely and talented Ellie

Enjoy your blog hopping and don't forgot to check the other wonderful new designs by Chrissy also the talented Whimsy Girls blogs too.


Thanks for popping by my place its so good to see you and also read your comments, I do appreciate it. 
Have a good day all.




 

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