31 August 2014

All I Want For Christmas.....Is You!

If you're a regular visitor to my blog, you will know I love making Christmas cards. I always look to see what DT themes will fit a Christmas card lol.....you can never have enough of them I say! Also with donating them to Gentleshaw, they have a winter fair thing, so they always need lots.

Anyhoos today's creation is for a new month starting over at Natalie & Amy's challenge blog. Don't forget if you entered last month to check back & see if you're a winner!!!
This month the theme is....


now it can't be an added little butterfly or dragonfly, must be a part of the main image. We have a £15 voucher up for grabs, so make sure you pop over & enter....

I decided to use a really old Humphrey stamp, that I absolutely love!

Aren't they soooo sweet?
I ended up decoupaging Miss Lumpy as I didn't stamp her out properly the first time, so stamped her out again, fussy cut & popped on top lol...sorted!

Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Allsorts- early Christmas makes
Di's Digi Designs- all about the animals
Christmas Stampin All Year Long- anything goes
Polkadoodles- getting ready for Christmas
Aud Sentiments- any sentiment but Birthday

Image & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Christmas Angels' from The Humphrey collection from Natalie & Amy's
Tim Holtz distress inks
Boy Lumpy- weathered wood
Nappy- tumbled glass
Girl Lumpy- weathered wood
Nappy & bow- victorian velvet
Colour shading done using magenta & magenta tint

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'Stocking Fillers' by First Edition from Natalie & Amy's
Sentiment from the 'Christmas Angels' Humphrey Collection set
Turquoise card candi
My stash- turquoise card & ribbon

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
'Collall 3D' glue with tools from Natalie & Amy's
Sizzix Bigshot
'Snowflake Corner' die cut by Memory Box 98238 
'Simple Buckles' die cut by Memory Box 98185
'5" square white card blank' from Natalie & Amy's

Thank you for stopping by today, I won't be around at all today we are off out doing a bird of prey show with Gentleshaw all day. Just hope the rain stays away as we are outside lol!! Also fingers crossed I sell loads of cards & raise loadsa pennies for the animals xxx
Hugs xxx

28 August 2014


Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Moving Along With The Times. The theme for this week is....


it can be faux or real stitching as long as we can see it!

I decided to use a stamp I seem to have had forever but not used!

A close up of 3D flutterbut!

Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Frilly & Funkie- summer garden
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Kraft
Crafting When We Can- oodles of doodles (faux stitching)
Glitter n Sparkle- use some butterflies

Image & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Flutter' by Kaisercraft
Tim Holtz distress inks
Tim Holtz distress marker
Faux stitching- victorian velvet
Image background coloured using turquoise shade & turquoise

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'Summer Breeze' by First Edition from Natalie & Amy's
Kraft card by Papermania
My stash- lace

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
'Collall 3D' glue with tools from Natalie & Amy's

Thank you for stopping by today, please pop over & see what the DT have been stitching to inspire you!

27 August 2014

Happy Sheep!

This is my second post for today, please scroll down to see my Try Stamping on Tuesday creation! 
Hugs xx

It's time for or weekly challenge over at Inky Impressions to start. This week it's a real easy one for you


You don't need to use an Inky image to enter, but if you do you will be entered into the draw twice, for the chance to win 4 Inky images of your choice!!

I decided to make a birthday card, using one of my favourite Inky images!

I just love this dancing sheep!

Challenge I Would Like To Enter
Crafty Sentiments- animals
Make my Monday- tags or toppers
The Crazy- cute little animals

Image & Colouring Medium
Image- 'Party Sheep' by Inky Impressions
Tim Holtz distress inks
Sheep- black soot & iced spruce
Maraca's- fired brick & mustard seed
Doodling- barn door
All highlighted inks are available from Natalie & Amy's

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'Let's Fly Away' by Rachel Harper Quick Cards freebie
'Party' from the sentiment tag set #24 by Lili of the Valley
My stash- red card & cranberry pearl

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

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate you taking the time to leave me a comment. I'm hoping once the girlies are back at college things will get back to normal lol!
hugs xx

Panpastels? Oh I Remember Them! lol!

Oh sorry Mr Blogger either forgot to post my creation or I forgot to schedule it oops! 
This is my first post for today, please pop back later to see my creation for Inky Impressions
Hugs xx

It's Tuesday, so that means a new sketch from Try Stampin' on Tuesday. I really struggled with the sketch this week & left it until the last minute to make anything...oops! But suddenly remembered my Panpastels, so found them & used them. The only thing I think I'd change is I'd make the flowers smaller. But after all the worry I am pleased with the end result. You will find the sketch here, or you can scroll down to the end of my post.
The theme is the same as it has been all summer, 'things that make you happy!'

Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Try it on Tuesday- use your stash....Panpastels, flower stamp & bow die cut
Dream Valley- flowers
Come & Get It- anything goes with a sentiment

Image & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'flowers' by Papermania
Background, ribbon & bow- violet shade, violet, magenta shade, magenta & magenta tint

Papers & Embellishments
'Just For You' sentiment from the 'Lillibet' set by Trimcraft
'Stazon' jet black used for all stamping
My stash- white card,  silver pearls & green card

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
Sizzix Bigshot
'Tiny Bow' die cut by Memory Box 98623 
'Garden Branch' die cut by Marianne D LRO151 from Natalie & Amy's
'5" square white card blank' from Natalie & Amy's 

This weeks sketch

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope your weather is better than our....rain, rain & more rain. Really want to take Nico out for a potter about, so the rain best go!!
Hugs xx

25 August 2014

Butterflies & Bows!

Today I am sharing with you my last guest designer creation for Card Mania I can't believe it's been three months already! I just want to say a HUGE THANK YOU for having me it's been great fun. I have found some amazing digi designers I would never have found, so thank you xxx
So here's my last creation, this fortnights challenge is....


make sure you have at least one of each on your creation. As you will see from mine I only have one bow, but have gone a bit made with the butterflies lol!

As soon as I saw this gorgeous image I knew I had to use her. She is just beautiful & her hair was an absolute dream to colour. She is from one of this weeks sponsors The Paper Shelter. Make sure you pop over to the Card Mania challenge blog & see what fab prizes are up for grabs!

Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Glitter & Sparkle- butterflies
Kit & Clowder- hair techniques
Paper Creator- bows, bling & blooms
Creative Corner- girlie
The Crafter Cafe- square card only

Image & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Rose' by The Paper Shelter
Skin- coral, sunkissed pink & blush
Derwent Studio pencils
Eyes- venetian red
Hair- imperial purple, dark violet & light violet
Leaves- mineral green & emerald green
Roses & heart- madder carmine, rose madder lake, pink madder lake & rose pink
Flowers- spectrum orange & middle chrome
Butterflies- oriental blue, light blue, pink madder lake, kingfisher blue, deep cadmium, imperial purple & cobalt blue

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'Fairy Flora' by Prima
Green card candi
My stash- green card, white pearls, white organza ribbon & purple card

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
'Collall 3D' glue with tools from Natalie & Amy's
Sizzix Bigshot
'Rectangle #3' die cut by Nellie Snellon MFD048
'Butterfly Garden' die cut by Crafts Too CTD17012
'Stix2' pick up pencil from Natalie & Amy's
'Large corner rounder' punch by X-cut
'Bow Maker' made by Nige

Thank you for stopping by today, please pop over & see the fab creations by the Card Mania DT!
Hugs xx