Saturday, 31 January 2009
Have fun and I can't wait to see your creations. Wrap up warm everyone .... looks like we are in for a real cold snap ... until later -x-
PB image coloured with prismas and glamour dust, nesties, Dovecraft gems, Anita's ribbon, quickie glue pen (for glamour dust)
Friday, 30 January 2009
So it is time for a new challenge from us all at Stamp Something . With all this cold weather what better idea than to think ahead to warmer days .... so we would love to see your ideas of
I have used this beautiful Sarah Kay image kindly sent to me by Tracie a couple of weeks ago. She is just so gorgeous with her little picnic basket and bunch of hand picked flowers. I loved colouring her and have tried to concentrate a bit more on shading my image, something I hope to get better with over the coming weeks.
Very simple layout and I actually had the courage to stamp my sentiment straight onto the yummy BG papers - something I wouldn't normally do. I am now wondering how on earth I used to manage without BG - no turning back for me now!!
Thursday, 29 January 2009
The ekit contains loads of scrummy papers and funky sentiments for you to get creative with. I am entering my card for 2 challenges .... well love is such a popular theme this week!!!
Wednesday, 28 January 2009
Enough of my nonsense, I know you all want to find out what 'Y' is for on this weeks challenge on ABC . I bet you all thought it would be yellow didn't you ... if so you are WRONG!!! This week Y is for...
There you go - can you believe I have never used these pretty little heart background stamps before. They were in a See D's set that I bought when I first started crafting. I have heat embossed them with holographic EP and I really love the effect (although I may have slightly singed the paper, lol ... think that's what us crafters call distressing hahahaha).
Image coloured with prismas, glamour dust added for bling, papers from BG Bittersweet pack (love love love this pack), flowers from poppicrafts, brads from stash, Anita's ribbon from The Range, See D's heart stamp
Tuesday, 27 January 2009
I knew I needed an image with a car on it and I was in luck with this great RAK that Pops sent me a while ago - perfect!!!! Now, here is where I thought I was a bit clever, although you may not think so, lol. I decided to make the flowers the same as traffic lights and the ribbons across the bottom of the card were inspired by the tread of a tyre.Ok, maybe that will stretch the imagination a little but you get the idea. Just have to work out now how to post it without squishing my curly wurly bits of green card ... byeeeeeeeeee!
Image coloured with prismas, sakura clear glaze to windscreen, sakura stardust to 'chrome' on car, flowers and ribbon from joanna sheen, brads and spacers from poppicrafts, paper from BG offbeat pack, computer generated sentiment, swiss dots folder and nesties.
Monday, 26 January 2009
Sunday, 25 January 2009
Good afternoon to you all, gosh I can't believe the weekend is almost over already - they go so fast!! At least I have managed a little crafting which is always a nice way to spend a bit of 'me' time. I have made a card for this weeks challenge by Secret Crafter using my new Smirk stash that I bought earlier in the week. This week we had a recipe to follow .....
I actually had lots of fun using this die cut decoupage kit although me being me I had to trim all the white bits around the edges off (just knew I would end up doing that!!) thereby turning it from a quickie card into a slightly longer to make card!
The green paper came with the image and the pretty glittered butterfly paper was from one of the paper packs from the Skirk range. The colours are so yummy and girly that I know I will love using the rest if my goodies. So that is the image and papers covered, which just leaves my 3 embellishments .... scrummy flowers, organza ribbon and gorgeous black pearls ..... job done!!!!
The next award os from a lot of lovely ladies who are all so supportive. A great big thankyou to Pauline , Rozzy , Nicola (my mum!!) , Louise and Tracie , I really do appreciate this so much - you are all wonderful!
The ever so talented Bev has given me this nice blog award - thanks sweetie - yours is rather nice too!!
Over half way now, lol, phew this will teach me to keep up to date!
Next is another fab award, this time fromSally , mum , Clare and Rozzy . You know I appreciate every award I get but you could have bowled me over when Clare from Do Crafts nominated me for this (still grinning now!!).
My mum has also given me these 2 awards - thanks mum
And now for my final award ... well it is not so much of an award as a tag ... yep I have been tagged by all these people ...Sally , Bev , Emma and finally mu mum . For this you have to go into your photos and take the 6th picture from the 6th folder. Now I think that they are just being nosey, lol, and wondering if I have piccies which don't include nights out. Well I do (sticking tongue out) however ...... yep you guessed it, here I am on New Years' Eve just after midnight with my wonderful hubby. Not sure what has happened to my hair although I can confirm that one too many vodkas has resulted in my rather daft expression (although not sure what Glen's excuse is hahahahaha).
I hope I haven't sent you all to sleep, phew, a few of you are still awake, lol. Thanks to everyone who gave me these awards - they really do mean a lot to know you think of me. Sorry for not passing on as I should but my post would have taken all night. I promise to try and stay more up to date in future! If anyone would like any of the above awards please feel free to take and post to your blog with my love. Have a great evening!!
Saturday, 24 January 2009
The theme this week on PBSC is
You can interpret it anyway you like, just remember to include a PB image somewhere on your creation and have FUN! Pop over to the blog for details of this weeks prize and to also drool over the gorgeous cards by the rest of the Design Team.
Here is this weeks offering from me. I was looking for a sketch to follow when I found this one on the lovely Denise's blog - it is also for a GD Call for Whimsey stamps so I thought I might as well enter my card and keep my fingers crossed :o)
I used my new Smirk glitter pens on the roses, sentiment and edges of nesties and wow, they are really sparkly IRL. I popped the frame up with foam pads to give a little more dimension. Have a brilliant weekend!
PB image coloured with prismas and glitter pens, papers from Papermanias Scrumptious pack, frame cut with nesties, studio G sentiment heat embossed and coloured with glitter pens, flower from poppicrafts, pearls, fibres and brad from stash
Friday, 23 January 2009
Good morning to you all, are you having a good week? Not long now til the weekend begins - woohoo!!! Friday again which means it is my last week as Guest Designer for Stamp Something . I can't believe it is 2 weeks already and my time as GD has come to an end. But ..... here is the brilliant news ..... I have been asked if I would like to stay on and become part of the Design Team!!! Of course I agreed immediately, so look out cos I am now an official member of their DT ... woohoo.
Calming down again, lol, and so onto this weeks challenge. The theme is RECIPE. Now I don't mind telling you I actually lost a bit of sleep over this one and did have a moment or two when I had no idea what I was going to make. In the end I thought of this ....
What more does a girl need after a hard day working to help forget the troubles of her day than this delightful recipe ..... bubble bath, wine and chocolate! Need I say any more!! No further instructions required, we all know what to do :o)
I have used a fab image from Pink Petticoat as my main design and stuck to a 'chocolate and cream' colour scheme throughout. I even managed to resist eating the chocolate whilst making the matching wrapper (aren't I good, lol) and avoided the wine. Something tells me though that they are likely to be demolished before bedtime tonight though.
The usual closer look at the main image. I am now in love with glamour dust! I love it - so easy to use even though everything ends up sparkling. Thanks to Dawny P for pointing me to the Paper Mill Shop where I made my little purchase.
Thursday, 22 January 2009
This is my very first Messy Rabbit stamp and I love him!!! I will be definately ordering some more from Joanna Sheen's site. They have free P+P and my ordered was delivered the next day .... how good is that!!
Wednesday, 21 January 2009
Hmmm so that is another £40+ spent out of my Harrogate fund but I did put a few things back on the shelf (well, there is always next weeks visit, hehehe) and I am looking forward to having a play with them. Just had a scribble with the glitter pens and wow - talk about sparkle!!!!! Think I am going to be adding a bit of bling to everything!! Emma, close your jaw .... I know I said I would never buy die cut decoupage cos of the white edges (blah blah, us ex-deoupage people are hard to please) but these are just too cute to say no to - and your FF decoupage cards are just stunning so I have decided to give them a go .... will report back later :o)