Saturday, 10 June 2017

Hi there

Can you believe Betty is celebrating 7 years in business!
Today starts the party and its a record one, taking us right through the weekend!

If you are taking part in the bloghop, you should have come here from Krista's page, having of course left a lovely message for her. 

After you have left another lovely message for me, you should pop right over to Melissa and leave some love there too, and so on.  I have left the hop list at the bottom of my post, just to keep you on track.

Betty has 7 FUN new images all bundled up for you!

Let me show you the ones I got the pleasure to show case.

Birthday Petunia

Copics used:
Petunia (dog); BV02, BV00, BV000, B60, BV20
Cake; E25, E15, E33
Cake icing; B29, B28, RV06, RV04, RV02
Bow & Bib; RV06, RV04, RV02
Balloons: pink RV06, RV04, RV02, yellow; Y08, Y06, Y02, green; YG23, YG13, Y11, purple, BV02, BV000, BV00

Birthday Betty

Copic's used:
Skin; E000, E00, E11, E21, R34, R20
Hair; E21, E25, E29
Dress: E21, E25, E35, E29,

I was so lucky to be able to work with the bonus image too!! 
Birthday Pearl Mermaid

It's a little shaker card!
Copic's used:
Skin; E00, E04, E11, E21, R34, R20
Hair: R59, R29, R17, R14, R20, E29
Tail: G28, YG67, YG45, YG23, YG11, C7
Fin: B29, B66, B63, BV13
Background; BG10, B00, BG13, BG45, B24, B28, BG49, B29
Octopus; V06, RV04, RV02

If you buy the bundle which happens to be discounted as well, you get THIS beautiful mermaid FREE!!! A BONUS 8th!!

Offer good through Sunday June 11th at 10 PM PST!
You can't pass that up!! 8 Images for $14!
Find all these images here: June 2017 (

Well, I won't hold you up, lots to see on the other blogs! Leave a comment on EACH blog for a chance to win a $10 SBS Gift Certificate!! Winner will be announced here on the blog along with other winners from our fun filled weekend event over on the SBS Fan page! Come join in on the fun!!

Now, if you have lost your way, or came here by means of another one of our DT gals blog, here is the list from start to finish all in one place for you:
Next Keri:
Next Sharon:
Next Krista:
Next Lucinda:
Next Megan:
Next Kate:
Next Debbie:
Happy HOPPING!!!

Here are all the links you need to know

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Petal Lu #39 - Anything Goes with optional twist Red flowers


1st of the month means a new challenge over at Petal Lu Challenge Blog.  I'm a little late in showing my creation, I really ought to schedule my posts but then that means I'd have to be super organised!  How many of us crafters are super organised!!!!

So this month is Anything goes with and optional twist of using red flowers.

If you go to the blog post be sure to take a look at the other team members wonderful projects.

For mine, I decided to use one of my Magnolia Stamps, its the only one I had to hand, I must dig out my others!

I've been taking Kit n Clowder colouring lessons lately and challenging myself to do more backgrounds.  I've also been paying a bit more attention to shadows etc and look!! I'm really quite pleased with myself!

Copics I used to colour this up are:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R34, R20
Hair: E21, E25, E29, E49
Dungarees: B37, B99, B97, B95, B93, B91, W7
T-shirt: R59, R27, R29, W7
Background: YR68, Y38, Y08, Y06, Y11

All the flowers are from the new red mix now available in the Petal Lu Store.

Here is all the information you need to enter the challenge yourself.
A new facebook page (to show off those designs using Petal Lu Blooms, receive discounts and other promotional goodies, exclusive to the page)

Can't wait to see what you all enter.

Friday, 2 June 2017

SBS Progressive Challenge

Did you all know SBS Progressive Challenge has started?  You need to be a member of her group (all links provided at the bottom) to get the progressive challenge image free during the request time but you can still enter in the fun straight away by purchasing the image.  This months image is June Fairy Digi
Our design team have done a wonderful job show casing this image and I can't wait to show you what it did!

The progressive challenge rules for this month are;

1. One design paper
2. Red, Black, Cream, Yellow
3. Must use the sentiment
4. Sparkle it up, glitter etc

So you can see, I made a simple card using the colour combo, design papers and glitter, then made a box for the card using the sentiment.

Copics used for the image;

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E21, E11, R34, R20
Hair: R59, R29, R17, R14, R20, E29
Black: C1 - C7 & BV25
Yellow flowers: YR23, Y35, Y17, Y11
Red flowers: R59, R29, R17, R14, R20
Wings: E40, E41, E51

Here is my finished project in one picture, I hope you like what I did.

Here are all the links you need to know
 Simply B Stamps Fan Page (progressive challenge will be pinned)
I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Let Hope Fly - Celebrating Memorial Day

WOW! What an incredible night we had.  4am wake up call by nature.  The loudest thunder I have ever heard and the biggest lightning show my eyes have ever seen.  It was incredible, I don't  think I'll have much gardening on the agenda today which means I can get on and do some more crafting, especially since I have now been accepted onto a new Design Team.
I'd love to share with you all my first posting as a member of the Simply Betty Stamps Design Team.  I've been a fan for years and have been working really hard on my colouring skills to apply for those 'dream team positions'.  I'm thrilled I now get to work with such talented artists.  Thank you Betty for picking me to showcase all of your wonder art work.
So, lets move on, less of me and more about Betty.
It's Memorial Day in USA and Bank Holiday in UK, Betty has a lot of sales, raffles and fun going on that simply cannot be missed.
Let Hope Fly, is the freeb image available if you purchase $12 or more of digital images from Betty's online Store. 
Image may contain: drawing
Image coloured by Betty Roberts
Would you like to see what I did?

Copic colours I used to create this;

Skin:  E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R34, R20
Hair, flowers & Butterflies:  V06, RV06, RV04, RV02, 100
Wings and Butterflies: B29,  B28, B26, B32, B00
Dress and background:  C1, C3, C5, C7, BV29

Here are all the links you need to know
I will be entering this card into the following challenges;
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with optional twist, make your own flowers

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Conie Fong New Release - Butterfly Kissess


Have you seen the New Releases over at Conie Fong Art & Design!!   OMW! they are gorgeous, you really must get yourselves over to the store to take a look.  Butterfly Wishes and Butterfly Kisses.  Conie draws the most beautiful ladies, dainty features with that long flowing hair we all love to colour in.

Today I am excited to be showing you Butterfly Kisses.

Digital Stamp, Digi Stamp, digistamp,  Butterfly Kisses Conie Fong, flower, peony, Coloring Page, girl, braids
Just click on the name of the digi and it will take you right to the store.
I took a few pictures of my work and couldn't decide which was the best, so I hope you like picture shows!
I had a few problems with my copic markers for this image on the skin, it's not as perfect as I would like it.  Good news is, I discovered the problem and hope that my images in the future won't look blotchy in places.

I have used Copic marker pens to colour this image, colours are as follows;

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R34, R20
Hair: E21, E25, E29, E49
Dress: YG23, YG06, YG11

Embellishments are from Petal Lu, the new Rainbow's & Unicorn colours.


Monday, 1 May 2017

Petal Lu Challenge #37 Green is the Theme!

Petal Lu Challenge #35 all about green has started today!

Please follow the new rules, your project must have flowers, (we are after all, all about flowers!) Please also add flowers of our themed colour.   Not all of the flowers have to be our themed colours, but at least one of them please.  If you pop along to the Petal Lu Store, you will find our selection of Green Flowers discounted for you, no codes, no requests, just simply select and check out! Easy peesy!

So moving onto the current challenge, you could win a 30% Discount to spend in store 

For this challenge I have worked with a Simply Betty Stamps Image called Sitting Fairy.


I have used all flowers from the Petal Lu Store, Autumnal Lucky Dip Mix, Teddybear blooms and the mixed Green Tones (new release).

I have embellished with lots of die cuts and pearls and glittered up her wings.

Copic colours used;
Hair: E21, E25,
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, E04, R20
Clothes: YG67, YG45, YG23, YG11

Here is all the information you need to enter the challenge yourself.
A new facebook page (to show off those designs using Petal Lu Blooms, receive discounts and other promotional goodies, exclusive to the page)

Can't wait to see what you all enter.
I will be entering this card into the following challenges;
Make my Monday - May flowers

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Conie Fong New Release - Peony Delight


Hi everyone!
As mentioned in yesterday's post Conie Fong Art & Design has released 2 new images this week.  Yesterday I showed you Peonies in a Jar and today I bring you Peony Delight. 
You can get Peony Delight from Conie's Etsy Store, just click on the links provided at the end of my post.  It is currently on sale for £3.20 normally £4.00.

SALE- Digital Stamp, Digi Stamp, Digistamp, Peony Delight Conie Fong, peony, lilac, flowers, Coloring Page, birthday, mother's day, get well

I think Peony Delight is my favourite out of the two.

I decided to print this image out much larger than I normally would and mount it to an 8 by 8 sized card.  Those big gorgeous petals needed space!
Copic colours used:  R81, V01, RV63 (for the purple flower)
Y11, Y21, E51 (for the yellow flower)
All other card stocks and embellishments are from my stash.
Links you need to know;
I am entering this into the following challenges:
Aurora Wings Challenge - Anything Goes