6 March 2015


It's time for our weekly 'Slinky Tarts' inspirational post. This week I have used another of Tamara's older images 'Barn Brat'  Tamara has been busy drawing again this week, make sure you pop over to the store & check out her new sketches!

Not sure how well you can see the horses mane & tail. It was a very happy accident. I was colouring his tail & picked up the wrong coloured pencil, didn't notice until I had coloured some of it in. So I then had to add the burgundy/purple tint to his mane as well lol!

Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Red-Rubber- for the boys
Crafty Gals Corner- Movie (Midnight Cowboys)
Crafts Galore- stamp or digi
Crafty Hazelnuts- patterned papers
Sparkles- one for the boys

Image & Colouring Medium
Image- 'Barn Brat' by Slinky Tarts
Promarker/Flexmarkers- words
Spectrum Noir Pencils- numbers
Skin- blush, 86 & 08
Lips- cerise
Eyes- sky blue
Hair- shale, 106, maroon & 105
Stetson- cool grey 5, 120 & gold
Shirt- april shower & 72
Shorts- verdigris, 72 & april shower
Boots- verdigris, 72 & gold
Corn- gold
Horse- grey squirrel, 120, 106, cool grey 5, 117, 116, 113, 112, 68 & 08
Barrel- raw sienna, 96, 93, 91, gold, 107 & 87
Ground- 54 & 48
Horseshoe- icicle, 118, 115, 112, gold & 22

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'Wild West' digi set by Digital Delights
'Yeehaw' from the 'Wild West ' sentiment set by Digital Delights
'Horseshoe' from the 'Wild West ' accessories set by Digital Delights
My stash- burgundy card

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
'6" square white card blank' from Natalie & Amy'

Thank you for stopping by today, please pop over to the main Slinky Tarts blog & see what fabulous inspirational creations the Tarts have made this week.
Hugs xx

5 March 2015

Fairy Lili

It's time for my Inky Inspirational post for this week. This week I decided to go with a rubber image & decoupage her up a little bit. This has got to be one of my favourite Lili image...mmmm problem is they are all slowly becoming my favourites lol!

I don't tend to add bling & stuff to my creations, but this image was screaming for some sparkleys!
Love how her tutu looks x

Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Crafting For all Seasons- girlie girl
Inspiration Destination- ATG
The Paper Shelter- away with the fairies
Penny's Challenge- one for the females
Fan-Tastic Tuesday- use ribbon
Make It Monday- girlie birthday

Image & Colouring Medium
Image- 'Fairy Lili' by Inky Impressions
Promarkers/Flexmarkers- words
Spectrum Noir pencils- numbers
Skin- coral, sunkissed pink, blush & 08
Eyes- caramel
Hair- cerise, 42, 40 & 32
Flowers- amethyst & gold
Dress- cerise, 42, amethyst, 78, lavender & 38
Sandals- cerise, 42 & 41
Wings- pink lavender, 79 & 78
Ground- 115 & 114

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'Love Letters' by First Edition from Natalie & Amy's
My Stash- heart ribbon slider, ribbon, pink & purple gems, lilac & pink card

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
'Collall 3D' glue with tools from Natalie & Amy's
Sizzix Bigshot
'Curved Borders #2' Borderbilities by Spellbinders
'3x small butterflies' punch  by Tonic
'Stix2' pick up tool from Natalie & Amy's 

Thank you for stopping by to see my Inky Inspiration this week. Don't forget we have a weekly challenge running over here. Where you could win 3 images & 1 digi sentiment of your choice & you don't need an Inky image to enter....but if you do use an Inky image you will be entered twice!!
Hugs xx

3 March 2015

'A Time of Giving'

Ok so I know its like ages until Christmas, but if its anything like last year I need extra makes. I had all my cards made that I needed & got them posted, had a few extra for the just in case. Well I needed a just in case one, but they had all gone poof!! Gone, vanished, disappeared, no where to be seen....the girls had decided they needed cards for their friends & asked Nige about them. His reply was 'well she posted a load the other day, so I don't think she needs them ones'  mmmm men!!! So this year I am determined to make enough for everyone lol!

Anyhoos I am here to share with you my sketch creation for Try Stampin' on Tuesday. You will find the sketch here, or at the end of my post.

Just love this little cutie, he isn't on his own on the rubber stamp. I just thought he would be cool on his todd!

Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Holly Jolly Christmas- die cuts/punches
Crafty Cardmakers- stripes
ABC - E = extremely cute
Christmas Cards All Year- cute critters
52 Christmas Cards Throwdown- markers

Images & Colouring Mediums
Image- not sure...think its retired as I can't find it! by Whiff of Joy
Promarkers/Flexmarkers- words
Spectrum Noir pencils- numbers
Penguin- ice grey 3, 120, 118, 115, apricot & 22
Hat & scarf- island lagoon, 72, oasis, 63, 113 & 112
Fishy present- lavender, 78, heather, 77, soft lime, 17 & 15
Snowy ground- 63, 62 & 61

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'Winter Wonderland' by Crafts House
'A Time of Giving' from the Mulberry Wood 'Giving' stamp set from Natalie & Amy's
My stash- ribbon, black card & turquoise dew drops

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
'Collall 3D' glue with tools from Natalie & Amy's
Sizzix Bigshot
'Oval #4' diec ut by Nellie Snellon MFD047
'Stix2' pick up tool from Natalie & Amy's
'5" square white card blank' from Natalie & Amy's

This weeks sketch...

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you are having a fabulous week 
Hugs xx

1 March 2015

Love & Hugs x

Pinch, punch first of the month...happy March! No way! It can't be March already!!! Where is this year going?! I will certainly feel better when the sun is shining & its not hailing & freezing cold!

Anyhoos I'm here today to show you a creation I have made for The Craft Garden. Over on the blog we are no longer doing challenges, but showcasing some of the fabulous crafty stash you can get from there.

The gorgeous crochet flower is my fabulous goodie from The Craft Garden & such a fab colour! Make sure you pop over & take a look at what there is x

It's also my first play with my Spectrum Aqua's & I must say I love, love, love them!!
But after much trial & error I think the best card/paper to use them with is Crafters Companions own water colouring card.

Challenges I Would Like To Enter
My Sheri Crafts- welcome Spring
Send a Smile- die cuts
Sweet Stamping- all or nothing (layers)
Crafting By Designs- thinking of you
Freshly Brewed- 1 image + 1 sentiment

Image & Colouring Medium
Image- 'Milly- Me & My Dog' by Lili of the Valley (retired)
Promarkers/Flexmarkers- red
Spectrum Aqua- black
Skin- coral, sunkissed pink & blush
Hair- chocolate, boulder & desert
Hair Band- evergreen & bud green
Dress- orange, evergreen & bud green
Tights- bud green & orange
Shoes- orange & marigold
Swing- sepia
Dog- charcoal
Grass- moss & bud green
Sky- aquamarine
Sentiment- bright orange

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'New Leaf' by First Edition from Natalie & Amy's
'Crocheted Flower' from The Craft Garden
My stash- brown card, green card & sentiment

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
'Collall 3D' glue with tools from Natalie & Amy's
Sizzix Bigshot
'Leafy Branch' die cuts by C.C. Designs

Thank you for stopping by, don't forget to pop over to The Craft Garden's shop & see what fab goodies they sell.
Hugs xx

28 February 2015


This is my second post for today, please scroll down to see my 'Natalie & Amy' creation xx

I hope you are all well this yukky Saturday morning. Not up to much this weekend, other than maybees a moojie & some crafting. Right the reason I'm here & less yappin'...

Ok so as the title says today's challenge over at My Time To Craft is


my ideal fantasy would be Danni Cipriani in not many clothes lol! But for this challenge we want to see your dragons, fairies, witches etc...

I decided to use my 'Dreamy Dragon' again & colour him the same colours as the video game 'Spyro' one of mine & the girls favourite games. 

I made this card for our Katie's 17th birthday. He is the cutest!

Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Cut it Up- exotic animals
Double Click- any animal
Whimsy Inspires- use a sentiment
PDE Linky- animals

Image & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Dreamy Dragon' by Sylvia Zet from Whimsy Stamps
Promarkers/Flexmarkers- words
Spectrum Noir pencil- numbers
Dragon- amethyst, 82, 8, 79, lemon, 20, 18, 15, pumpkin, 33, 26 & 24
Branch- henna, 109 & 96
Flowers- gold, leaf green, 49, pink mittens, 42 & surf blue

Papers & Embellishments
'Dreams' sentiment by TLC
My stash- pink & lilac card, purple paper

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
'Collall 3D' glue with tools from Natalie & Amy's
Sizzix Bigshot
'Curved Borders #1' Borderabilities by Spellbinders
'Circle' die cut by X-cut 503416
Ecraft by Craftwell
'Scalloped Circle' free SVG from SVG Cuts
'5" square white card blank' from Natalie & Amy's

Thank you for stopping by today, please pop over & see what fab 'fantasy' creations the DT have made, to inspire you this week.
Hugs xx