20 March 2017

Hostess Monday

Its time for me to share with you a special creation I made for Digital Delights. I'm not sure about you, but I love making my own decoupage using stamped/digi images. So that's what I did for my Hostess Monday creation!

After taking an absolute age on deciding what image I would use, I finally settled on 'Celebration Owl' I just thought he was perfect to layer. What do you think?



This last photo shows you the layers I have created. Just love the finished look of this!


Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Alphabet Challenge- A = anything with wings
Kitty Bee- living things with wings
Making Memories- add layers
Pattie's Creations- anything with wings

Images & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Celebration Owl' by Digital Delights
Promarkers/Flexmarkers words in black
Derwent Coloursoft words in brown
Owl- march hare, light sand, sandstone, brown, pale blossom, bright pink, glacier blue, blue, pale blue, apricot & orange
Balloons- shocking pink, deep fuchsia, chartreuse, green, sunflower, orange, spring lilac, bright purple & bright lilac
Branch- caramel, brown, leaf green & yellow green
Panpastels
Sky- turquoise & turquoise tint

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'Party Time' by Deco Time
'red & blue' card from the 12 x 12 coloured stack by Papermania

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue from Crafty Purple Frog
'Collall 3D' glue with tools from Crafty Purple Frog
Sizzix Bigshot
'Party' die cut by Sizzlits
'Olivia' Classiques ribbon threading die cut by Die'sire
'5" square white card blank' from Crafty Purple Frog

Thank you for popping by today, I really enjoyed making this cutie, I hope you will pop over & check out what other super cute images there are available at Digital Delights.
Hugs xx

15 March 2017

Hey Sweetie

Its time for a new challenge over at Inspiration Destination. where as always this 
fortnights theme is....

ANYTHING GOES

so really you have no excuse not to join in with us!


I decided to have a play with a stamp set I got free in a magazine a while ago
Just love the sweetie jar!


Images & Colouring Mediums
Images- 'Sweet Jar & Sweetie stamps' by Clearly Besotted Stamps
Promarkers/Flexmarkers
Sweeties- french navy, summer sun, surf blue, lipstick red, dusky rose, spring lilac & bright orange
Jar lid & bottom- lipstick red
Ground- cool grey 5 & ice grey 1

Papers & Embellishments
'blue' card from the 12 x 12 coloured stack by Papermania
'white' paper from Staples
Sentiment from the same stamp set as images by Clearly Besotted Stamps
My stash- cello bag for jar

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue from Crafty Purple Frog
'Collall 3D' glue with tools from Crafty Purple Frog
Sizzix Bigshot
'patchwork' tri-boss embossing folder by Dovecraft
All stamped using jet black 'Stazon' from Crafty Purple Frog
'4" square white card blank from Crafty purple Frog

Thank you for stopping by today, please pop over & check out what fabulous creations the
 Dream Team have made.
Hugs xx



14 March 2017

Wild Thing

It's Tuesday, so that means a new sketch over at Try Stampin' on Tuesday. Don't forget the sketch is a must the theme is optional. You can find the sketch here, or at the end of my post. As I have said before the sketch is a must & the theme which is 'beautiful flowers' is optional. 

I decided to use some digi images I won along time ago & have never printed off!
I know I'm not the only one, I hoard freebies & digi image I have won....thinking yeah that's perfect for that person or that occasion & never get around to using them...or forget lol
So I am gonna try & use at least one hoarded stamp/digi image a month.
Lets see how long that lasts!






Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Use Your Stuff- dry embossing
Animal Friends- animals with big ears (my elephant)
Die cut Diva's- die cuts (letters)
Naughty or Nice- feature a creature

Images & Colouring Mediums
Images- 'Zoo Animals' by SK Digi's unfortunately it looks like the shop is shutdown :(  
Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers from Crafty Purple Frog- words
Spectrum Noir Pencils- numbers
Giraffe- mimosa, 91, 90, raw sienna, 100, blush, 87 & 86
Elephant- pearl blue, 67, 66 & 113
Zebra- blue grey 1, 118, 114, 113 & 34

Papers & Embellishments
'burgundy' card from the 12 x 12 coloured stack by Papermania
'white' paper from Staples

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue from Crafty Purple Frog
'Collall 3D' glue with tools from Crafty Purple Frog
Sizzix Bigshot
'WILD THING' cut using the Alphabet dies by Creative Dies
'chequered' tri-boss embossing folder by Dovecraft
'C6 deckled edge white card blank' from Crafty Purple Frog

This fortnights sketch
Thank you for visiting me today, please pop over & see what fabulous creations the DT have made using the sketch!
Hugs xx


11 March 2017

Happy Anniversary

Today sees the start of a new challenge over at My Time To Craft. This fortnight we have a fabulous sketch for you to follow. You can find it here, or at the end of my post.

I used this fab sketch to make a wedding anniversary card for my Mom & Step-Dad who have been married for 32 years. Doesn't seem that long lol


The weather is really dull here today, after the best sunshine ever yesterday. So, sorry my photo is a bit pants!


Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Art Impressions- watercolour (I don't use my pencils like pencils, I take the colour from the pencils & put down onto my paper)
DL. ART- flowers/thank you
Stampotique- ribbon/lace

Image & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Remembrance Day Poppy Set' by Docrafts
Derwent Inktense
Poppy head- chinese ink, shiraz & poppy red
Leaves & buds-  iron green, ionian green & apple green
Seed pod- paynes grey, madder brown & saddle brown
Panpastels
Surround- turquoise & turquoise tint

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'Vintage colours Romance' by Crafty Sensations
'green' card from the 12 x 12 coloured stack by Papermania
My stash- lace & ribbon

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue from Crafty Purple Frog
'Collall 3D' glue with tools from Crafty Purple Frog
Sizzix Bigshot
'With Love' mini die by Tattered Lace
'resplendent rectangles' die cut by Spellbinders (green layer faux)
'dotties' die cut by Presscut
'5" square kraft card blank' from the Crafty Purple Frog

Our fabulous sketch
don't forget you can flip it, turn it, as long as we can see the sketch in your creation.....you're
 good to go xx

Thank you for stopping by today, don't forget to pop over & see what the DT have made using this great 'sketch'
Hugs xx

10 March 2017

Rock Chick!!

Its the tenth of the month again!!! Where did that go?? That means its time for a new challenge over at Crafty Purple Frog. Don't forget if you entered our Love is All Around challenge last month, to pop over & check to see if you were the lucky winner of our £10 voucher.

This months theme is...

LOVELY LADIES

so get out your pretty lady stamps & join in the fun fun a chance to win a £10 voucher to spend in the Crafty Purple Frog online store, where you will find stamps, die cuts, & the latest WOW embossing powders, foils & lots of other scrummy goodies, so make sure you pop over & check out what awesome stash we have instore.



Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Craft Rocket- no DP
Fab & Funky- music or inspired by a song
ModSquad- song inspiration (Rock Star by Nickleback)
The Crafty Addicts- ATG/CAS
Paperminutes- musical instruments
Kraftin Kimmie- ATG

Images & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Rocker Chick' by Kraftin' Kimmie from Crafty Purple Frog
Promarkers/Flexmarkers words in black
Derwent Coloursoft words in brown
Skin- blush, ginger & blush pink
Hair & eyelids- iced pearl, bright purple & grey lavender
Hairband & tights- twilight sky, black, petrel grey & dove grey
Dress- twilight sky, black & petrel grey
Guitar- red, tan, brown, cloud blue & baby blue
Guitar strap- dusky rose, deep fuchsia & blush pink
Shoes- dusky rose & deep fuchsia
Ground- steel grey & persian grey
Tim Holtz distress inks
All highlighted inks are available from Crafty Purple Frog

Papers & Embellishments
DP- (gold DP) 'Botanical Notes' by First Edition from Crafty Purple Frog
'black & white' card from the black & white stack by Papermania
'Rock Star' sentiment stamp from the Just For Men set from Crafty Purple Frog
Sentiment stamped using 'onyx black' by Versafine from Crafty Purple Frog

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue from Crafty Purple Frog
Sizzix Bigshot
musical notes from the 'Horn & Notes' set by Lea'bilities
'5" white card blank' from Crafty Purple Frog

Thank you for stopping by today, please pop over & check out what fabulous 'Lovely Lady' creations the DT have made.
Hugs xx

9 March 2017

Two Little Birdies!

Its that time of the week when I share the latest cookie photo with you. You will find this fortnights inspiration cookie image on the 'If You Give A Crafter A Cookie' challenge blog here, or you can find the image at the end of this post!

This fortnight we have two fabulous sponsors, Oddballs who have some fabulous quirky images & 
A Day For Daisies, who have some of the cutest images ever!

I was lucky enough to play with one of Oddballs awesome images...


I just loved colouring this quirky image in.....


Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Simon Says Stamp- special girl/lady
Oddball Facebook- ATG
Pammie's Inky Pinkies- ATG
The Crazy Challenge- we love animals

Images & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Bird Eyed Girl' by Oddballs
Promarkers/Flexmarkers words in black
Derwent Coloursoft Pencils words in brown
Skin- blush, ginger & blush pink
Eyes- lush green & dark green
Lips- pink mittens & blush pink
Hair- tawny owl, blackberry, loganberry & grey lavender
Dress & shoes- oasis, sea green, grey green, peach & pimento
Right bird- surf blue, prussian blue, ultramarine, soft lime, orange & pale orange
Left bird- lemon, orange & pale orange
Ground- pea green, green & light green
Skunk- black
Squirrel- burnt sienna
Chipmunk- terracotta
Panpastels
Sky- turquoise & turquoise tint

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'Summer Breeze' from First Edition
'Neenah Desert Storm' kraft card from Crafters Companion

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue from Crafty Purple Frog
Sizzix Bigshot
'oval' die cut by Sizzix 657563
'scalloped oval' die cut by Sizzix 667564
'birch tree with critters' die cuts by Cheery Lynn Designs B370
'5" square white card blank' from Crafty Purple Frog

This fortnights cookie


Thank you for stopping by today, don't forget to pop over to IYGACAC challenge blog & see what fabulous creations to help inspire you.
Hugs xx
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Easter Mary

Its time for a new digi image & paper release over at Digital Delights. This month we have some awesome cuties, you will find them all here!
If you're looking for a real cute image for an Easter/Spring creation you really need to check them all out.....


I had lots of fun colouring this cutie in, I did have lots of difficulty choosing what colours to use then.


Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Images & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Easter Mary' digi image by Digital Delights
Promarkers/Flexmarkers- words
Spectrum Noir Pencils- numbers
Skin- blush, 09 & 08
Hair- champagne, 89 & 84
Dress- aquamarine, 63, pink pearl, 78 & 112
Shoes- aquamarine 63, 61, soft aqua 63 & 62
Hat- aquamarine, 63, 61, pink pearl &78
Basket- honeycomb, 91 & 90
Chick- soft lime, 13, summer sun & 20
Bows- pink pearl & 78
Ground- green shoot, 53, 48, 47 & 46

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'Springtime' 12 x 12 stack by Hobbycraft
'purple' card from the 12 x 12 coloured stack by Papermania
'sending you a basket full of love' from the 'Easter Mary' digi set by Digital Delights

Tools & Glues
'collall' all purpose glue from Crafty Purple Frog
'triple butterfly' punch by Tonic
'5" square white card blank' from Crafty Purple Frog

Thank you for stopping by today, don't forget to stop by & check out what fab creations the DT have made to help inspire you!
Hugs xx

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1 March 2017

Wizard Henry

I am so in love with this super cute mouse by Whiff of Joy. I love his cute little face. I love him so much I spent a fair amount of money on getting lots of Henry stamps lol....so you will be seeing lots more of this cutie!!!

It's time for a new challenge over at 'Inspiration Destination' where as always the theme is....

ANYTHING GOES

so you really have no excuses not to join us!



Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Crafty Sentiments- ATG
Inky Chicks- Birthday
Through The Craftroom Door- ATG
Simon Says Stamp Monday- based on a book...Harry Potter (any)
Di's Digi Designs- die cuts/punches.... used both

Images & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Wizard Henry' from the Whiff of Joy, Fall 2013 stamp kit
Promarkers/Flexmarkers words in black
Derwent Coloursoft words in brown
Henry- march hare, brown, pale brown, pink mittens, blush pink & bright pink
Hat & Cloak- twilight sky, persian grey, mid grey, sunflower & bright orange
Wand- azure & indigo
Magic- baby blue & cloud blue
Ground- green, mid green & light green
Panpastels
Sky- turquoise tint, turquoise & ultramarine blue tint

Papers & Embellishments
DP- The Night Before Christmas' by Docraft
'red & orange' card from the 12 x 12 coloured stack  by Papermania
Sentiment- from the Whiff of Joy, Fall 2013 stamp kit

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue from Crafty Purple Frog
Sizzix Bigshot
'Circle' die cut by X-cut 503416
'Star' punch by Fiskars
'5" square white card blank' The Crafty Purple Frog

Thank you for stopping by today, please pop over & see what fabulous 'anything goes' creations the 'Dream Team' have made to help inspire you.
Hugs xx

Tartan Scarf

Its time for a new sketch over at 'Try Stampin' on Tuesday'. You will find the latest sketch here, or at the end of my post. Don't forget the sketch is a must, but the theme is optional. 
This fortnights theme is.....

CHECKS/PLAID

So get out your tartan papers & join in the fun.


I decided to keep my creation CAS, I also paper pieced his scarf.


Challenges  I Would Like To Enter
Snowflakes Promise- ATG
Ike's World- ATG twist sentiment
Clean & Simple Sunday- critters

Images & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Antlers' Forever Friends by Docrafts
Promarkers/Flexmarkers- black
Spectrum Noir Pencils- numbers
Bear- march hare, 87, 107, sand dune & 110
Antlers- caramel, 109 & 103
Scarf- paper pieced & 103
Panpastels
Cheeks- permanent red tint

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'Traditional Christmas' from Sara Davies's Signature Collection from Crafty Purple Frog
'burgundy' card from the 12 x 12 coloured stack by Papermania
My stash- green pearls

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue from Crafty Purple Frog
'Collall 3D' glue with tools from Crafty Purple Frog
Sizzix Bigshot
'Merry Christmas' interlocking mini die by Tattered Lace
'5" white square card blank' from Crafty Purple Frog

This fortnights sketch 
don't forget, sketch is a must....theme is optional.

Thank you for stopping by today, pop over & check out what the DT have made to help inspire you 
Hugs xx