16 December 2014

Feeling Summery Today!

Ok so the title is a total fib, cus its blinkin freezing here in Stoke on Trent in the UK....even Nico (my skunk) has given up & stayed in his bed. Usually he chases me around the bedroom wanting his breakfast....but not this morning!!
Today I'm here to show you my 'Try Stamping on Tuesday' creation. We have a great sketch for you to follow this week (certainly had me thinking) you will find it here, or if you scroll to the bottom of my post you will find it there. Don't forget we have an optional theme, which this week is 'family!'

Sorry about all the photos lol





Challenges I Would Like to Enter
Love to Scrap- when nature calls
Seize the Birthday- ATG birthday
Penny's Challenge- anything but Christmas

Images & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Sunflower 1 & Sunflower 2' by Robyn's Fetish
Promarkers/Flexmarkers- words
Spectrum Noir pencils- numbers
Sansodor
Petals- summer sun, yellow, 22 & 20
Centre- raw sienna, 104 & 33
Leaves & stem- forest green, 54, 53 & 48
Ladybug- ruby & 99
Bumble bees- sunflower, 65, 61 & 22

Papers & Embellsihments
DP- 'Verde' from the Capsule Collection by Papermania
My stash- yellow card, sentiment, ladybug & bumble bee stamps

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
Sizzix Bigshot
'Classic Triple Scallop' Edgeabilities die cut by Spellbinder
'5 x 7" white card blank' from Natalie & Amy's

This weeks sketch & the optional them is 'family'
Thank you for stopping by today, please pop over & see what fab creations the DT have made using this sketch!
Hugs xx


15 December 2014

Sammy Making Snow Angels!

Quick post from me this morning, I'm waiting for our Katie to come home from college on her break so we can nip out & take Nico fluff butt out for a quick walk!
So today I am here to show you my creation for the Inky Inspirational blog. Make sure you pop over & see what fab creations the Inspirational DT have made over the last few weeks!!!

I have used another of Nicole's awesome Christmas images, I think this card is just perfect for our Katie, as she has been a monkey since the day she was born!!


I just loved colouring this cutie in. Our Danni was sat with me doing some art work & couldn't believe how different he looks with some shading on his face & gave me an A+ yay me lol!!!


Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Crafty Creations- die cuts
Pile it On- Christmas
Stamping Sensations- winter wonderland
52 Christmas cards- theme challenge #3 Christmas Animals
Kit & Clowder- animals

Image & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Sammy Making Snow Angels' by Inky Impressions
Promarkers/Flexmarkers- words
Spectrum Noir Pencils- numbers
Sansodor
Sammy- march hare, 91, 87, 86, terracotta, 94, 93 & 92
Scarf & gloves- sunset, 106, 97 & 33
Boots- warm grey 4 & 3, 120 & 119
Hat- sunset, 106, 97, 33, icicle, 116, 115 & 114
Snow- honeydew, 63, 62, 61, pastel blue & 64

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'Silent Night' by First Edition
My stash- blue mirri card & silver pearls

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
'Collall 3D' glue with tools from Natalie & Amy's
Sizzix Bigshot
'Precious Hearts' die cuts by Memory Box 98474

Thank you for stopping by today, I will be around later today to visit you all
Hugs xx

13 December 2014

Jingles the Snowman!

It's Saturday again...lol it's soon gonna be next Christmas never mind this one!!!!

Anyhoos quick post from me today, as I'm taking the girlies to Trentham Gardens to see some Huskies they have there today & next Saturday we will be going back to see Santa's reindeer....yes our girls are 17 & 18 nearly lol!!!

Today's creation is for the challenge over at My Time To Craft, where this week we want to see you...

MAKE A SCENE!

it can be winter, summer, a farm yard etc as long as its a scene your good to go.

I decided to get messy with my glitter & glue lol....loved making it tho, even Nico had glitter on him after I'd finished hehe!!


I have used one of my favourite Digital Delights images....'Jingles & the Tree'


Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Image & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Jingles & the Tree' by Digital Delights
Promarkers/Flexmarkers- words
Spectrum Noir pencils- numbers
Sansodor
Jingles- 62
Buttons- warm grey 4- 120 & 119
Hat- warm grey 3, 120, 119, gold, sapphire, 73, red, chartreuse & 48
Boots- warm grey 3, 120, 119, chilli red, 99 & 33
Scarf- sapphire, 73, chilli red, 113, 112 & 99
Sledge- nutmeg, 102 & 101
Tree- burnt sienna, 97, forest green, 62, 60 & 54
Birdie- lipstick red, 33, gold, 17, caramel, 94, champagne & 87
Ski-pole- icicle, 116 & 115
Tim Holtz distress inks
Sky colour distressed using 'broken china' from Natalie & Amy
Hills colour distressed using 'tumbled glass'

 Papers & Embellishments
'Merry Christmas' sentiment from 'Christmas Hug' set by Digital Delights
'Star Dust' Stickles from Natalie & Amy
My stash- mirri card, white card & green card

Tools & Glue
'Collall' all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy
'Collall 3D' glue with tools from Natalie & Amy
Sizzix Bigshot
'Tree' die cut from the 'Village Decoration' set by Marianne D COL1330
'5" square white card blank' from  Natalie & Amy

Thank you for stopping by today, please pop over & see what get 'scene' creations the DT have made to inspire you. Have a great weekend
Hugs xx

10 December 2014

Woof!!!

It's the start of a new 'anything goes' challenge today over at The Stamping Chef.
I have been on Tamara's DT for over a year now & still love it lots. But I have accumulated so many printed images that I have yet to use, I decided I would go through them & I started this with my last DT creation 'Dolly's Birthday' details can be found here. I was amazed at how awesome her older images are.....just a little warning they will be no more after Christmas, because Tamara is shutting The Stamping Chef & opening under another name....all detail of future goings on can be found on our Facebook page here. Also there is a discount code for some pennies off your digi images!!!
Anyhoos as I was saying I have used one of Tamara's older images for this weeks challenge...



Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Perfectly Rustic- sentiment (not birthday)
Through The Purple Haze- use a sentiment
Jellypark- ribbon
A Little Bit Crafty- ATG but not Christmas
Animal Friends- ATG + an animal

Image & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Throw It!' by The Stamping Chef
Promarkers/Flexmarkers- words
Spectrum Noir pencils- numbers
Skin- coral, sunkissed pink, blush & 08
Eyes- warm grey 3 & 2
Hair- warm grey 3. 120, 119, 118, 117 & 83
Vest top- lilac, 82, 80 & 79
Jeans- china blue, 77 & 75
Belt- lilac & 83
Trainers- frosted pink, 33, 32 & 31
Leggys- purple, 83, 82 & 81
Pooch- 115, 111, 110, 109, 102 & 35
Ball- frosted pink & yellow
Ground- 48, 46 & 44
Panpastels
Sky- turquoise shade & turquoise
Tim Holtz distress inks
Cloud- tumbled glass

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'Daydream' by First Edition 
'Desert Storm' Neenah Kraft card from Crafters Companion
'Hello' sentiment from the 'Tab with Text' die cut set by Marianne D COL1315
My stash- ribbon

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
'Collall 3D' glue with tools from Natalie & Amy's
Sizzix Bigshot
'Clouds' die cut by Joy Crafts 6002/0199
'Faux Stitching' done using Dovecrafts, Craft Essential Ruler
'5" square white card blank' from Natalie & Amy's

Thank you for stopping by today, please pop over & see what fab 'anything goes' creations the DT have made!
Hugs xx

8 December 2014

Marleigha's Reindeer!

It's time for my weekly Inky Inspirational. This week I decided to have a play with one of the gorgeous images, released last month.
This is 'Marleigha & her Reindeer, is available here in digi form or here in rubber! I loved colouring this cutie in & watching them both come to life.


I have used glitter on Marleigha's fluffy bits on her coat & of course around the trees!


Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Fairytale Stampers- glitter & sparkle
Glitter & Sparkle- modern Christmas colours
CCC Digi Creations- Digi Christmas
Seemacrafts- Christmas
Allsorts- animal magic
Kit & Clowder- animals

Image & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Marleigha's Reindeer' by Inky Impressions
Promarker/Flexmarker- words
Spectrum Noir pencils- numbers
Sansodor
Marleigha
Skin- coral, sunkissed pink, blush & 08
Hair- daffodil bloom, 95 & 93
Holly- chartreuse, 47, sunset & 95
Headband- amaranth red, 95, cobalt blue & 72
Jacket- sorbet, 39 & 40
Trousers- cobalt blue & 72
Boots- march hare, 89 & 91
Scarf & gloves- pink mittens, 42, 37, lilac & 38
Reindeer- molten red, 95, pale blossom, 34, sandstone, light fawn,111, 110,  88, 89, walnut & 104
Eye- 58
Collar- cobalt blue, 72, gold & 21
Christmas lights- holly, gold, red, sunflower, cyan, bright green, mulberry & Halloween
Ground 53, 46, 45

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'Merry Magic' by Dovecraft
'Glitter by Jones Tones
My stash- reindeer ribbon & black card

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
Sizzix Bigshot
'Tree' from the 'Christmas Village' set by Marianne D COL1330 from Natalie & Amy's 

Thank you for stopping by today, not sure when I will be around to say hi. Had a really busy day at Gentleshaw yesterday so feeling the pain today, but it was worth it having Saxon snuggles & Brian picking for fleas, the pain now was worth every minute of the fun in the cold yesterday xx
Hugs xx