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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 (http://simplybstamps.net/category_546/June-2017.htm)


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:
Start: simplybstamps.blogspot.com
Next Keri: www.keris-kreativity.blogpost.com
Next Sharon: http://angels-ephemera-attic.blogspot.co.uk
Next Krista: http://kristadesign.blogspot.nl
Next Lucinda: www.petallublogspot.co.uk
Melissa: http://finallyhomecrafts.blogspot.com
Next Megan: http://inspiredbycolor.blogspot.com
Next Kate: http://kraftykateskreations.blogspot.com.au/
Next Debbie: www.debbiepsplace.blogspot.com
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

Hello!

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

Pisst! 

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
 
 
 

Monday, 17 April 2017

Conie Fong New Release - Peonies in a Jar

Hi there

I'm dropping in today to let you all know that the wonderful Conie Fong Art & Design are releasing 2 new images this week.  The first one I am showing you is Peonies in a Jar.  A beautiful Peonie for you to colour and perfect image for birthdays, mothers day or simply a thinking of you card or project.

 


I don't usually work with floral images and did find this one a challenge, but thoroughly enjoyed it and for a first attempt, I am happy with my results.  It really is a wonderful image to use to get started on colouring flowers.  Our design team have done such a wonderful job too, so be sure to keep a look out on our facebook pages for more inspiration.

 


Copics used to colour are;
Flowers: R37, R35, R32, RV42, R00
 
Here is a closer look at the flowers
 
 
I made a simply square 6 by 6 card using bold black and red card stock.
 
Links you need to know;
 
I am entering this into the following challenges:
 
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
 
 
 
 
 
 

Saturday, 1 April 2017

It's all about yellows!

Petal Lu Challenge #35 all about yellows 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 Yellow 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 Saturated Canary Image.

 


Friends of mine have just become Grandparents for the first time, so I wanted to send them a special card.
 
I have embellished with lots of die cuts and the yellow Petal Lu flowers.
 


Copic colours used;
 
Hair: E21, E25, E49
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, E04, R20
Clothes: RV000, R11, R20, R81, E04, RV34
Greys: C1, C3, C5, C7

 


Flowers used are original blooms, which you can also get as part of the lucky dip boxes.


 
 
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;
 
 
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Scrappers Delights - Anything Goes
Fussy & Fancy - Embellish it!
 
 

Saturday, 18 March 2017

White Flowers Petal Lu Challange #34

I'm excited to say that this fortnights challenge
is about white flowers again.

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 White 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 Saturated Canary Image.

 

 
I have embellished with lots of die cuts and Petal Lu flowers.
 


 I have used frantage around the edges of the image.
 

Flowers used are original blooms, norrland blooms and fuchia.

 
 
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.


Thursday, 2 March 2017

Petal Lu Challenge #33 and Design Team Announcement

You know what, its just as well I'm the boss! I'm late again with my posting!!!  So many changes to see to in the store, flowers to make etc etc, I'm glad I eventually get there though.

I'm excited to say that this fortnights challenge
and our theme is white flowers.

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 most of them please.  If you pop along to the Petal Lu Store, you will find our selection of White Flowers discounted for you, no codes, no requests, just simply select and check out! Easy peesy!

I also have the wonderful news of our new additions to the Petal Lu Design team, I am so excited to be working with this talented bunch, as the months move on, you will see why I choose them.  You can see who I selected from our main challenge blog

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

Today I decided to show you my little Dragon again! you can get him at Simply Betty Stamps.  I've been asked to colour him in many colourways and this time red.
 
 
Just a simple layout with a Happy Thoughts sentiment framed using the White Petal Lu Blooms.
 
 
I added a little gold paint to the flowers too.  Just a dab on a brush and a quick flick of the petals in no particular direction.  I quite like the look.
 
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.


Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Petal Lu Challenge #32

Well hello!
Thank you once again for dropping by!
 
Today is the start of the new Challenge over at Petal Lu Challenge Blog.  I'm a little late posting up since I decided to tidy up my craft space! took a lot longer than I thought it would, found lots of things I had thought I had lost (still missing 1 particular die though) and put a lot of things into storage because I just can't face getting rid of them.  At least for now everything in my craft room are things I use all of the time - like I said 'for now'.
 
So moving onto the current challenge, as usual it is anything goes.  There is a 30% discount code for the online store up for grabs, so it doesn't matter what you have done, enter the challenge to be in with a chance to win.
 
This time I decided to work with a Simply B Stamps, Rio Pandora, you can get her from SimplyB website.
 
My daughter's current topic in school is Greek's, so I thought this would be a lovely little design for her bedroom.


Green is fast becoming my go to colour combo, just love it!
 
I decided to make a pen pot, I've been saving tin cans all week, so actually have a few images coloured up to make more, but this is the finished one.

I cut some fences out to go all the way around and then arranged the flowers over some wire to float around her.

The green flowers used, will be entering the store in just a few days under our new colour combo section.

 Stunning vibrant colours!

Copic used to colour Rio Pandora
Dress: G28, YG67, YG45, YG23, YG11, C7
Hair: E29, E25, E21
 
I will be entering this project into the following challenges:
 
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Your favourite colour combo
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Colour Inspiration Monday - Always anything goes with something you hand coloured
 
 

Links you need to know;

A new facebook page (to show off those designs using Petal Lu Blooms)
 
Can't wait to see what you all enter.
 
 
 

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Petal Lu Challenge #31 & DT Call Out

Hi there!
 
I have some very exciting news to share with you all today!
 
Petal Lu is having a Design Team Call Out!  Yep, after all this time, its now time to have a shake up.  We are on the look out for 4 new team members -
 
Do you think it could be you?  would you love to work with Petal Lu flowers and receive a huge discount in store?  Can you commit to 1 project per month and promote your work on social media? If your answer is yes, then you need to drop me a line to lulucker@aol.com.  Show me 3 of your best projects of the last 12 months and a reason why you want to join the team. Closing date is 14th February and new team will be announced on the 1st March.
 
 


Lets move onto this fortnights challenge - Anything goes.  As always you could win a 30% discount code for the online store at Petal Lu.

Today I have used one of the new releases from Simply Betty Stamps, Dragon Heart, I couldn't resist getting my hands on these cute images, despite the fact I'm meant to be saving my pennies!!

 
you can get dragon heart here
 
I've never used these colour combinations before, so I was nervous as to how they would look. In fact the actual colouring is a lot brighter.  I am pleased with my results
 
Copics used:
Blues: B000, B91, B21, B22, B45
Pinks: RV10, RV02, RV23, RV04, RV06, V06
 


These colours matched my Petal Lu Teddybear range very well with the addition of Norland blooms and original blooms.
 
Links you need to know;

A new facebook page (to show off those designs using Petal Lu Blooms)
 
Can't wait to see what you all enter.
 I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Mod Squad Challenge - Hearts & Flowers
 

Sunday, 29 January 2017

A little bit of inspiration!

Today I bring you one of Conie Fong Art & Design new images Braids in My Hair.  I was blown away when I saw this image, I love colouring hair and jumped straight onto it.  I've printed her off several times so that I can have a play with different colours.  Make sure you come back to see what I get done.
 
Not only is this image a great one for practising your techniques, it is also at a discount price.  So don't hang about, get her in your basket straight away.
 
You can get Braids in My Hair here

SALE Digital Stamp, Digi Stamp, digistamp, Braids In My Hair by Conie Fong, Coloring Page, girl, flower, dress, color page, sweet sixteen

For my first attempt I wanted to try my 'go to colours' which is pink with brown tones for her hair.  I always map my hair with the lighter tones and for the first time ever, stopped myself from picking up the darker browns, I was so pleased with the results. My first ever blonde lady.

 
I love the way Conie draws her images, she helps the challenged crafters like myself, I never know where to put shadows, Conie always gives you hints!
 
I glittered her bow to add sparkle, next time I might decoupage it for more depth.

Copics used are:
Hair: E21, E35
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Dress: R59, RV34, R81, RV10, RV000
 
Embellishments:
Flowers the New Pink and Red range from Petal Lu
Leaves, using the new Heartfelt Creations dies and Petal Lu range.
 



 

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Fun, Laugh & Play


Hi there!
 
wow! what a busy week, I'm a bit behind on my posts, so please forgive me if you now get a surge!!
 
I'd like to share with you one of the latest new releases from Conie Fong Art & Design.  This is Benny, little Benny can come in a variety of poses.  Birthday Cake, Flowers, Love Heart.  He is a versatile little lad and would be just perfect for Mother's Day from her little man.
 
You can get Benny here.  You might also like to know that he is currently at a discounted price, so be quick.
 
SALE Digital Stamp, Digi Stamp, digistamp, Birthday Benny by Conie Fong, Birthday, Boy, Car, Cake, Cupcake, Celebration

Here is my little Benny!

 
I have used copic pens to colour him;
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, E08, R20
Hair: E21, E25, E29, E49
Trousers: G28, YG67, YG45, YG23, YG11, C7
 
Here is my finished card, a nice CAS one! (note, no flowers)
 
 
I will be entering this card into the following challenges;
 
Crafting when we can - spots/stripes
 
 
Links you need to know;