Saturday, 30 April 2011

Challenge 20

Well wasn't the 'Wedding' just lovely yesterday
Made the mistake of trying to make my DT yesterday......planned to do it in the morning before 'The Wedding' started but something else cropped up
So the result was a very rushed DT card yesterday afternoon with no inky edges or fingers in sight!
All ready coloured this little fellow about a week back and didn't know what to do with him
He had been sitting on my shelf propped against a photo frame watching me he got quickly snaffled to save some time
I used my new papers 'Sugar & Spice' which I had finished making 'early' yesterday morning
When I say 'early' I mean about 5am lol!
Really pleased with these can read about them in the post below
As you can see the  spotty background paper almost looks like toweling......looks great printed on linen card/paper
So the result was a very quick made clean looking card.......and all in all I am pleased with it!
I have known me spend hours on cards and still not like them when I have finished. lol

Anway waffle over:-

Today is a new challenge at 'A Gem of a Challenge'
Christine has done this fabby sketch for us to follow

Don't forget to pop over and see the other fab creations made by our wonderful DT girls

Here is my take on Christines sketch

Digi Stamp 'Denzil Dragon' Here
Calendar Sentiment polymer stamp Here
'Sugar & Spice' Downloadable Dig Papers Here
Shapeabilities 'Floral Doily Motifs' Here
Shapeabilities 'Parisienne Accents' Here
Adesive Pearls 6mm & 3mm Here
Doily, Prima flowers & Brad From Stash
Image coloured with Copics

Tip:- Print out digi papers on linen or textured card/paper for a richer look and feel to your card


Friday, 29 April 2011

Sugar & Spice

I have just finished working on some new papers 'Sugar & Spice'
There are 16 papers in the pack and they have a slight creased/crumple effect added to them which is very on trend at the moment
You can see these here........ and whats more we have 30%  off these and all digital products until 8am Tuesday
Don't forget our big reduction on Nestabilities throughout April also ends tomorrow night at midnight
You can see all of these here


The Winner is.............

Terri is the winner of the 'Royal Wedding Candy' in the post below!
Terri was drawn at random using 'The Random Number Generator' right after William and Kate's first kiss

So congratulations Terri if you can email me at I will post the candy asap



Royal Wedding Candy!

Want to be in with a chance of winning some 'Royal Wedding Candy'
All you have to do is post a piccy of the candy on your side bar with a link back to this blog....And leave you name with inlinkz
A winner will be drawn at random at 12 noon on 29th April when Prince William & Kate Middleton  are due to marry

Don't they just make a gorgeous couple!


Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Mimi In Sketch Mode


Just thought I would show you  two images of my little grandaughter Mimi
The photo has been manipulated to look like a sketch
I am very pleased with my first results but could probably improve it with more studying


Fleur De Lis Digi Paper

I must apologize for my absence in blogland lately........blame it on the weather!
It is just too nice to be indoors making cards and blog hopping
I have however managed to make some new download papers for my 'Colour Collection' range.
I tend to make these in the early hours of the morning when I can't sleep
Those of you who already have some of my 'Colour Collections' will know that they all come in the same 20 colours so you can mix and match them together

These four which I have just created are my 'Fleur De Lis' range
They look superb printed out especialy the stripey one!
These will go onsale as soon as hubby does his website thing
He is at work at the moment though and is very tied up
I have just got back from my Tesco shop and it's all unpacked...... so I am off to top up my tan lol!


Monday, 18 April 2011

Weight Loss - Update

Some of you may remember me starting a diet a while back.........well it's been 2 months now and I have lost 8lb. I am a bit dissapointed as I have been really good......thought I would have shed a stone by now. I could do that when I was young but I think age and metabolism play a big part now........never mind I will keep on plodding in the right direction......only 6lb to go :)
I managed to do it myself in the end without joining WW online or a meeting


Saturday, 16 April 2011

A Gem of a Challenge 19

Today it's the satrt of 'A Gem of a Challenge 19'
It's my turn to host again and this time I would like to see 'Pearls & Swirls' on your work
So adorne your entries with pearls, swirls or flourishes to be in with a chance of winning a fab prize from 'The Ribbon Girl'
Pop over and see the lovely creations by our DT girls for some inspiration

Here Is My Card

Image coloured with Copics
Stamp 'Chloe & Kitten' - Pink Gem Designs
Memento Ink - 'Rich Cocoa'
Nestabilities Heart Circles
Shapeabilities - Parisienne Accents
Crackle Paint Butterfly
Lace 'The Ribbon Girl' (Fab Service!)
Ribbon From Stash

Tip - If you use brown ink to stamp your image it will appear much softer
Try Memento 'Rich Cocoa' it's gorgeous!

This card will be for sale on Ebay late today


Friday, 15 April 2011

Tilda Meets Two Challenges

I am entering this card for two Challenges

Magnolia Down Under - No Patterened Paper (make your own)
Just Magnolia - It's A Happy Birthday

I made my own background paper by slapping on some Crackle Paint around the edges of some white corded card
The square behind the Floral Doily Motif was stamped with pink butterfly stamps although these are mostly covered up
The image has been watercoloured with distress inks

Magnolia Stamp - 'Tilda & Her Bunny'
Floral Doily Motifs (here) -These did sell out but we have managed to get our hands on a few more
Versafine Ink- Onyx Black (for watercolouring)
Tim Holtz Distress Inks & Crackle Paint
Corded card, seam binding, brad & Doillie from stash

This card will be forsale on Ebay later today


Thursday, 14 April 2011

New Colour Collections

Micro Dots


A Card Sample using 'Soft Green' Combo

Two new digi download paper packs have been added to the website
Colour collections - Micro Dots (cream dots)
Colour Collections - Shades

The card above was made using 'Shades'  for the background and a strip of 'Micro Dots' both in 'Soft Green'
Yesterday I managed to find the time to make some Colour Collections with them
All our Colour Collections come in the same 20 colours so you can combine them

You can see these here


Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Nestabilities Restocked!

Just a quick post to let you know our Nestabilities and Shapeabilities have now been restocked!
We sold out of all the new ones over the weekend
Don't forget all our Nestabilities have £1 off until the end of April making them a fantastic £14.95!
We won't have them for long and it could take a while before we can get the new ones back in stock again
You can see them here and here


Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Best Buds & Spring Chloe

I made this card using the new 'Tulip Wheelbarrow' from Magnolia and my little  'Spring Chloe' from Pink Gem Designs

Stamp 'Spring Chloe' Pink Gem Designs
Stamp 'Tulip Wheelbarrow' Magnolia
Stamp ' Best Buds' from A6 'Heartfelt Messages' stamp set Pink Gem Designs
Coloured with Copics
Memento Ink 'Rich Cocoa'
Flowers from stash

This card is for sale on Ebay


Personal Impressions - Exciting News!

Personal  Impressions have just released some of my designs as A6 stamp sets
These are now onsale on their website to craft retailers
Hopefuly you will see them in the shops soon!



Saturday, 9 April 2011

Crackle Embellishments

I just love making these 'Crackle Paint' Embellishments
You will have noticed them on nearly every card I make these days.....I have a 'Crackle Addiction' lol!
I prepared a lot yesterday and left them to dry overnight
This morning I added distress ink around the edges and pearls
We call them 'Biscuits' on the Do Craft Forum as they look like iced biscuits
You can see my tutorial here on how I discovered making them

I did 'bake' quite a few so the ones pictured will be for sale on Ebay later