Saturday, 8 March 2014
Good morning, we've been promised some lovely spring sunshine this weekend here in the UK, let's hope the weather forecast is right! The garden definitely thinks spring is here... daffodils, crocuses, snowdrops all blooming and loads of buds everywhere! Fabulous!
Saturday is Sweet Stampin' day and we've a super challenge for you this week ' Inspired by a book, song or film'- how easy is that?! Despite being an avid reader and not a great lover of film my card is inspired by a film - Amelia. It's about Amelia Earhart, the aviator. The image is a digi from Prairie Fairy, the sentiment stamp is from Stamp Fairy (a lot of fairies about this week:D).
For more inspiration, hop over to Sweet Stampin' to see what my teamies have made, then show us what you can do!
Have a lovely weekend!
craftylittlefairies inspired by a book or film title
creativeknockouts girlz rule
DTBST #219 Make it fly
thepapershelter anything goes
melonheadz bright colours
throughthepurplehaze use a digi
dragonfly-dreams up in the air
pile it on bold and bright
Friday, 7 March 2014
Good morning!! I'm so excited to be posting this... my first DT project for Delicious Doodles Challenges!. I just couldn't believe my luck when Teri invited me to join the team!
For this challenge I decided to make a box (after much deliberation and drooling over images) or, I suppose to be exact, I've altered a box .... it started life like this
...first I painted it with 2 coats of white acrylic to cover the pink. Then I used blue and brown shades of distress ink to colour it, using a mask to ink the butterflies on the sides. The top of the lid was decorated by applying grunge paste through a harlequin patterned stencil (a bit of a favourite!:D)and then dabbing the dried paste with blue distress ink... the gorgeous hydrangea is of course a Delicious Doodle image, I printed it 3 times, coloured it with copics then layered it up with pinflair glue and added it to the lid. Pearls and lace added to finish the outside.
Inside the lid I used another DD image, hydrangea and butterfly. This was simply coloured with copics, cut out and glued on!
Thanks for looking, I hope you'll take the time to pop over to Delicious Doodles Challenges to see what the very talented ladies have created... and to add your own creations!
Have a great day!
inkyimpressions 3D projects
addicted-to-stamps lace and pearls
rheddandrosies anything but a card
flourishes timeless-Tuesday use mask or stencil
throughthepurplehaze use a digi
Tuesday, 4 March 2014
Good morning! I can't quite believe that two weeks have passed since our last challenge at Ladybugs, but they have! So here we are again for another Totally Ladybugs Tuesday Challenge! This fortnight it's the lovely Sue's turn to set the challenge and she chose 'one for the boys'.
I used 'texting Josh' to make my card, you can find him by clicking here. There are some fabulous images in this 'teenager' range -perfect for those hard- to- make-a- card- for lads! - the girl range is great too!
Please take the time to hop over to the LCI to see the lovely creations the Ladybugs have made to inspire you- and to add your own fantastic creations of course!
Thanks for visiting!
Have a lovely day!
Suzy Bee's masculine
paper-craftingjourney make it manly
sisterhoodofcrafters one for the boys
craftyourpassion #203 birthday bonanza
Wednesday, 26 February 2014
Good evening. Hope you've had a lovely day- I have! Been out shopping and for lunch with OH. Actually bought some shoes... not boots- shoes! I do have a bit of an addiction to boots which is probably why I couldn't resist this fabulous Stampendous stamp! Sadly, I can no longer wear heels like these...but I can dream!!!!
To make my card I inked a piece of white cardstock with blue and brown distress inks, then randomly stamped the cogs around the edges. The boot was stamped with clear versamark ink and embossed with a copper coloured embossing powder. I coloured the image with a blue distress marker and bronze and copper coloured Twinkling H2o's, quick and easy because of the embossed lines. Clock face is glossy accented. Cogs are diecuts attached with brads. A few gems added to finish! I like the result and I'll definitely be using this stamp again!!!
Thanks for looking!
Fantastic Tuesday Anything goes
shoppingourstash heavy metal
thepapernestdolls #4 anything goes
divasbydesign make it sparkle
Tuesday, 25 February 2014
...that there's still plenty of time to join in the current challenge at Ladybugs Crafts Ink. We're celebrating a new digi release, some absolutely fabulous images that you really won't want to miss!
I used 'hanging baskets' to make my card... you can buy it here for just £1.75!
I printed the image twice and coloured both with copics. I cut out one entire image, shaped it slightly with a ball tool and 'hung' it from the corner die cut. I then cut the larger flowers from the second image, shaped them and stuck them over the top and added a bit of bling for some sparkle!
These lovely floral, digis are so versatile and easy to use! Why not pop over to Ladybugs Challenge blog now and join in with your own lovely flowery creation.... if you leave a comment you could be the lucky one to win 4 of these beautiful digis!
Have a happy day
greatimpressions floral images
quirkycrafts pile it high, layer it up and 3D
disdigidesigns tic tac toe (top row)
craftyhands embossed background
craftycreations keep it simple
Sunday, 23 February 2014
Happy Sunday! This week at Hobbycutz we have a photo inspiration challenge for you. Pink isn't really my favourite colour but I do like these gorgeous dusky shades and the deep burgundy/plummy colours. Our sponsor this week is Sassy Studio Designs and we've been given some of their beautiful images to play with. I chose to use 'Miranda Sassy'.
I coloured the image with copics and paper-pieced her dress, cut her out and mounted her onto the backing papers using sticky pads. The fabulous flourish is of course from the Hobbycutz shop. I embossed it with some lustre embossing powder, I think the colour is gorgeous!! The harlequin background was made using texture paste through a mask, then swooshing over the top of the paste with distress ink to add a bit of pink! part from the large rose, the flowers are handmade.
Thanks for looking, I hope you're having a peaceful and relaxing Sunday. Please take the time to check out the Challenge blog, you'll be delighted with my teamies' lovely creations and we'd love to have you play along with us this week.
cardmakinmamas -stack it up
stampinfortheweekend flower power
delightful add a flourish
audsentiments bingo (top row)
pennyschallenges lots of layers
craftyourpassion girly girl
Saturday, 22 February 2014
Good morning! Hope the sun is shining where you are, but if it's not brighten up your day by checking out the new challenge at Sweet Stampin' - humour! I promise you the DT have made some fab cards that will put a smile on your face!
My card is not funny.... I take my wine very seriously.... but I got away with it this time ;)! The image is one I was lucky enough to win from Handmade Harbour. I printed it twice, coloured the border of one image with my copics. I then coloured the glass of the second image and covered it with glossy accents, when dry I cut it out and curved it a bit, then stuck it on top of the first image with pinflair glue to give the card some dimension. The image was then matted onto black card and some toning dps. The 'cheers' is die cut from a scrap of DP.
Thanks for taking the time to look! Now do yourself a big favour and pop over to Sweet Stampin', it'll make your day! Why not join us this week, we would love to see what makes you smile... all we ask is that your creation is humorous (we love a good laugh!!!!) and that there is some stamping on it somewhere! You could be lucky and win a prize from one of our lovely sponsors, Crafts u Love or Cuddly Buddly.
Have a great weekend!
pattiescreations spots or dots
stampingboutique die cut (the letters!)
digistamps4joy dies and punches
fabnfunky spots or stripes
thepapershelter punches or dies
flourishes/timeless-Tuesday polka dots
papertake lovely layers
digi makeover add dimension