Pages

Friday, 13 October 2017

Fairies and their wonderland

Morning!

Oh dear! We are all a bit slow this morning!  It's dark now when we get up and seems to take us all that little bit longer to get started, to be honest, I don't even think my eyes are fully open right now.

The image I am bringing to you today is from Emerald Faerie Garden, I'm not sure you can get these images anymore, which is a great shame but makes it even more special for me as a crafter to have the pleasure of its continued use.


I wanted to give this Faerie a cosy feeling of sleeping under the stars so did a dark background and used frantage to light it up.


I surrounded the image with Petal Lu flowers and used a sentiment from Whimsy Stamps.


Copics used:

Skin: E000, E04, E11, E21, E00
Faerie: Y35, Y38, YR68, E08, E18, G20, Y11, Y00
Mushroom: R56, R85, RV34, R83, R81, G20, Y11, Y00
Background: B39, C7, BV25, C5, C3, C1


Challenges I am entering this into are:

Aud Sentiments Challange - Use a Die Cut & a Sentiment
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze - Anything Goes


Thank you once again for popping over x

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Star Princess

Hi there! 

The best bit about my craft time today was my daughter sitting beside me making her little brother a card too.  We discussed this one at great length, she wanted pink hair, I wanted blue, she wanted a blue dress and I wanted yellow! We did however agree on the colour of the stars!!

I decided to use Star Princess from Whimsy Stamps in the Kirsten Winkelbauer Collection, my daughter doesn't realise just how many of these stamps I have and will be thrilled to bits as over the next few weeks they will all be used.  You can get these stamps either from Whimsy Stamps or for UK Crafters Dies to Die For.

So, moving swiftly on.......

Star Princess

Copic's Used:

Skin: E000, E04, E11, E21, E00, R32, R20
Hair: B99, B37, B95, B32
Stars: R59, R29, R14, R20
Dress: Y17,Y35, Y15, Y11 and white gel pen
Background: B93, B41, B21, B00, B000 and white gel pen


A few papers from my stash, a small bit of twine, pearls and 1 single Petal Lu Flower.


The sentiment is also from Whimsy Stamps called Wonderland Set.


Thank you for once again taking the time to pop over.

Challenges I am entering this card into are:

Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes



Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Winter Wishes

Hello,

Thank you for popping by again today.

Whilst I was on holiday in August (seems a lifetime away) I managed to get a few images coloured up.  Today I am showing you one of those images.  This is Rowan Fairy from Wee Stamps.


She is such a pretty little fairy isn't she?

Copic's used to colour her are:

Hair: E21, E25, E29, E49
Skin: E000, E04, E11, E21, E00, R32, R20
Red: R59, R29, R17, R14
Green: G28, YG67, YG45, YG23,YG11 (C7)


Embellishments are from my stash. 


 Flowers are Petal Lu.


Thank you for your visit.

The challenges I am entering this into are;

A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Digi Chooseday - Anything Goes



Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Warm & Toasty

Hello.....

Cold and wet day here today, so my creation is apt, Warm & Toasty, we all need a hot chocolate and a an umbrella this morning :(  actually, I have a cup of tea and the heating on!!

Today I worked on The Greeting Farm Image Fuzzy Wuzzy, I love these little characters and straight after I worked on the little girl last week, I treated myself to about another 10 or so stamps, so keep an eye out, there will be more ;)

He's a cute little fella isn't he!


Copic's I used to colour him up;

Hat & Scarf: R59, R29, R17, R14, R20
Hat & coat: E44, E43, E53, YR31
Trousers: BG18, BG57, BG13


A simple layout using up some of my paper stash.


Always when I can, decorating the inside too.

The challenges I am entering this into are:

Always Fun Challenges - Lots of Layers
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - One for the Boys
PIPC - Anything goes
A bit more time to Craft - Anything Goes


Thank you for coming over today :)





Friday, 6 October 2017

Foxy Florals

Good Morning!

Bright morning here in the UK, I'm a bit late posting this morning because I just wasn't happy with poor lighting of my pictures last night.  So now I've sent the children to school I'm sat here with a cup of tea taking pictures and well, writing this post!

Whimsy Stamps, what can I say! Such a wonderful aray of artists collections, they are fast becoming my go to for new images.  The image I am showing today is Foxy Florals from the Kirsten Winkelbauer Collection.  As mentioned you can get these from Whimsy Stamps or for UK crafters Dies to Die For.





Foxy Florals Colour Copic Receipe:

Fur: E08, YR18, YR68, YR16, 
(white bits) W1, W3,
Flowers RV69, RV29




Autumnal Collection of flowers from Petal Lu


Front View



Side Views

I hope you like what I have made.

The challenges that I am entering this into are:

Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze - Anything Goes




Thursday, 5 October 2017

Got to call me Elliot!!

Hello!

Well this week has been World Book Week, but I'm sure you already knew that.   You've probably been frantic all week about that costume you have to make or buy for the 1 day of the year every child wants to dress up!!!

Josephine is going as that clock from Beauty and the Beast, Cogsworth is it?  So Daddy has been making her costume all week out of cardboard and my dining table now looks like a clock with all the new paint work!! gasp!!  Ben is going as Harry Potter (his was easy, costume shop and a shed load of money).

Ben however, has had relevant homework too! Write about your favourite book and draw a picture.  Ben's favourite book is Pete's Dragon.  'Mummy, get your stamps out!'  I obliged, I created and we decided the teacher would know for deffinate that he didn't do it!!!!

So, we made a card instead!!

This little cutie is called Dragon Party and is from the Crissy Armstrong Collection at Whimsy Stamps, (UK Crafters, you can get these from Dies to Die For).

 This is as close to Elliot as we could get, granted the party hat and maybe the balloons shouldn't be there but hec, this is for kids afterall!!



So, copics used:

Dragon Green: G28, YG67, YG45, YG23, YG11, C7
Dragon Purple: BV08, BV17, BV13
Balloons: YR07, YR16, Y38
Background: B93, B41, B21, B00, B000

I could't make up my mind if this was for a little boy or a girl, but figured flowers would be nice anyway.  These are Petal Lu Flowers.

 As you can see, I matched the inside of the card to the outside.


I hope you like what I have created.

The Challenges I am entering this into are:

Addicted to Stamps and More - Make your mark
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
DayDreamer Challenges - Always Anything Goes

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Sending Lots of Smiles your way!

Hello Again!

Wow! Am I having fun! I've recently got my hands on a few of the Roberto Rascals stamps from C.C. Designs and having so much fun.  Today I am using Swingin, such an adorable image.  Every morning my children make me watch children's TV and we always end up watching 'Piny', I don't mind it at all, what I find myself doing is studying the colours of all the characters, their hair colour, the colours they wear and thus I've decided colourful hair is 'IN'!

You tell me what you think.......


Don't they look the business!! haha!

Copics I have used here are:

Skin: E000, E04, E11, E21, E00, R20, R11
Blue Hair: B05, BG05, BG01, B00
Pink Hair: RV17, RV06, RV04, RV55, RV02
Green Shirt: YG23, YG03, YG00
Yellow Dress: Y38, Y08, Y11
Orange Shorts: YR16, Y17

I decided once again, to stick with a CAS card and just use a sentiment stamp from PolkaDoodles.  I think I blinked or sneezed at that point, because it went a bit wonky, but I'm happy to work with wonky once in a while!


Challenges I am entering this into are:

A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes 
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by xx

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Dress up SnowDay

Hello!

Today I am showing you my first completed Christmas card for 2017, not sure how many I will get done this year, but at least I've made a start.  Ben has already claimed this as his own, so thats one little boy happy!!  He did afterall stand over me instructing me what colours to use and had a go at stamping himself.  

This image is from C C Designs and is called Dress Up Snowday from Roberto's Rascals range.  I adore these little characters and so pleased this is my first go at them.



I have used copics to colour this up and added a little 3D snow for depth.  The card is a CAS, the only way to do a boys card ;)

Copics used:

Skin: E000, E04, E11, E21, E00, R20, R11
Orange: E08, YR18, YR68, W5
Blue: B99, B97, B95, B93
Jacket & Dog: W7-W0, E71





Hope you like what I have created!

Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges I have entered this into are

Christmas with the cuties - Christmas Animals
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes with a twist - masculine card

Monday, 2 October 2017

Sending you Love Petal Lu Challenge

Hello All

I'm popping in today with my latest make, using a gorgeous Magnolia Rubber Stamp.  I wish the names of the stamps were on the packaging, because I've no idea which ones I've used, but its lovely all the same.  Maybe someone could help me!

 It would also be a good time to let you know that the bi-weekly challanges have now moved to the Petal Lu Creations Facebook page, enter the current challenge and you could win a 30% discount code.  All links will be at the bottom of this post.


Since the image is a miniture one, I got to use some of my smaller dies and therefore made a smaller boxed card.



As you can see, I deorated the box with flower embellishements and pearls and then made the small matching card for inside.

The flowers i used are from Petal Lu's Lucky Dip range and Teddybear Blooms.


copics used to colour the image:

Skin: E000, E04, E11, E21, E00, R20, R11
Hair: R59, R29, R17, R20
Flowers: RV66, RV06
White Dress: W0, W5 & alot of glitter

The important links you need to know

A new facebook page (to show off those designs using Petal Lu Blooms, receive discounts and other promotional goodies, to the page) and the new home for the Petal Lu Challenges



Monday, 25 September 2017

31 days of Halloween Simply Betty Style!

Welcome to SBS Kick off to Halloween Blog Hop!

If you are following this blog hop correctly, you would have made it here from Jennifer's blog, did you?  I hope you've managed to leave a comment on everyone's posts since you also get a big TREAT for hoping along and commenting on each blog/facebook page...inspiration with a chance to win This CUTIE set of our new Jude Line (more to come through the years)!


You must leave a comment on each blog. Each person will get a ticket per comment. A raffle will be held on October 1st and the winner will be announced.

I am bringing to you today the release of Spirited Lucinda, just below my creation is a little story, I warn you not for the faint hearted!  You'll be glad this is the last one to read.


Since these images are meant to be loosly based on the DT, I thought I would use the colour of my hair! I do love my purple streaks!  I also coloured her cloak the colour of a nasty pair of curtains I once inherited from a house I rented!!!!!

Copics used:

Skin: E000, E04, E11, E21, E00
Hair: RV66, BV08, 100, W9, W7, W5
Cloak: BG96, YG99, G99,BG93, W9

Here is the little treat box I made.


I hope you like what I made, the box is now currently empty on my desk, the children couldn't wait till Halloween!!

Now let me tell you a short story.........

There was an abandoned house sitting in the middle of a fancy neighborhood in Calgary that nobody would go near. And I mean nobody!  Now , my pal Albert was the agent in charge of selling that haunted house and he tried everything in his power to close a deal.  But folks were too plumb scared to make an offer, even at rock-bottom prices.  Finally, Albert lit on the notion of selling the house sight unseen to a rich city slicker from the States. Worked like a charm, too, until the day the city slicker decided he wanted to visit the property after all.
Albert was all set to take the fellow there at high noon, but the city slicker’s train was delayed, so it wasn’t until after dinner that the two men set off for the haunted house. It was a dark and rainy night, but early enough in the evening that the ghost might still be resting. At least, Albert hoped this was the case.
Albert unlocked the front door, and it opened with an ominous creak. Albert swallowed nervously, but the city slicker just chuckled and said something about atmosphere. Albert relaxed a bit, and wondered if he shouldn’t have raised the price a bit. The two men entered a tall foyer absolutely festooned with dusty cobwebs.
“Creepy!” the city slicker said enthusiastically. He bounded energetically into the center of the foyer, “Come to me, foul spirits!” he intoned loudly.
Immediately, the whole house rang with a sinister, unearthly chuckle.  Then an unearthly  voice boomed: “I’m coming down now!” The city slicker jumped and then turned to Albert with a happy grin. “Great special effects! How’d you do that?”
“I didn’t,” Albert said, his teeth chattering. He backed up until he hit the front door and stood there with his hand on the knob.
“I’m coming down now!” the voice boomed again, and the city slicker’s grin slipped a bit. He looked at Albert’s frightened posture and then followed the agent’s gaze toward the stairs.
A bright light exploded into being at the top of the steps and quickly resolved into a sinister green head with flaming eyes, writhing hair, and fangs instead of teeth. The head opened its mouth and screamed; a terrible, high-pitched sound that scraped across the nerves.
As the head began rolling down the stairs toward the two men, Albert’s nerve broke, and a moment later he was halfway down the road, his own scream rivaling that of the specter in the house behind him.
It wasn’t until he was almost home that he realized that he had company. The city slicker was running along beside him.
“Mister, I don’t think I want that house after all,” he panted.
“Why not?” asked a hauntingly familiar voice. Albert and the city slicker looked over and saw the green head with flaming red eyes keeping pace with them as they raced down the street.
The city slicker gave a screech that would have shamed a banshee and disappeared into the distance so fast there was no keeping up with him.
“Must have been the asking price,” the floating head said conversationally to Albert. The real estate agent shrieked even louder than the city slicker and ran away so fast that his shoes made sparks against the pavement.
The next day, Albert quit his job and moved to Vancouver, where he spent the rest of his life working on a fishing boat.   And the haunted house fell into ruin and was eventually torn down. 
You can read more Canadian ghost stories in Spooky Canada by S.E. Schlosser.



We have 13 AWESOME new DT images!! Since mine is the last, why not leave me a comment on which is your favourite.

All these images can be found here: Simply B Stamps  https://www.simplybstamps.net

Hurry and grab these awesome images all 13 for just $18 while supplies last! Once sold out at the $15 price, you will still be able to pick them up as a bundle, however the price will be at the normal $4 per digi which comes to $52...for $18 for all 13 you have to admit it is a SPOOKtacular deal!

BUT wait there is more! Get a BONUS FREEBIE when you buy the bundle! This CUTE Witchy Brew is yours FREE when you buy the bundle (while supplies last, only 25 available at the $18 price with the freebie) that is now 14 images for $18 (a $56 VALUE!)

 https://simplybstamps.net/item_4706/Halloween-2017-Bundle-With-Freebie.htm


Of course all are also available individually on sale for $3 through Sept. 29th @ 6PM PST.

You must leave a comment on each blog. Each person will get a ticket per comment. A raffle will be held on October 1st and the winner will be announced.


Here is our blog hop list as well in case you lose your place and have to start from here again all over ;)
Simply B Stamps blog (start of the hop)
Nikki (Facebook)
Angela
Krista
Keri
Debbie
Kate
Jennifer
Lucinda (end of the hop)

Friday, 15 September 2017

Batty Jude - SBS Bat 2 the Bone!

Hi there

Thanks for popping over.

Today I am showing you another one of the digi's from the Jude Falls Collection from SBS.  This one is called Batty Jude. Isn't he cute, reminds me a little of my youngest son :)

You can get the entire collection here.  Or just this image here.

Here is my creation


I wanted to put him in front of the moonlight but then my eldest son suggested a pumpkin moon instead! Sold!  It was quite a challenge and alot of layers but so much fun to do.

Copics used to colour:

Skin: G28, YG67, YG23, YG11
Hair: R59, R29, R17, R20
Costume: W1-W9
Pumpkin Moon: E15, E08, YR18, Y38, Y35, Y17, Y15



Here are all the links you need to know

 Simply B Stamps Fan Page (progressive challenge will be pinned)

 I will be entering this into the following challenges:



Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Bride of Chris-enstein SBS Jude Falls Collection

Hi there

Thanks for popping over.

Today I am showing you one of the digi's from the Jude Falls Collection from SBS.  This one is called Bride of Chris-enstein.  Now I'm the first to admit I struggle with Halloween, I simply don't have enough embellishments to add to my creations.  However, I loved colouring this one!  Green skin, gives her the Halloween look and a beautiful blue dress allows me to make this all pretty!

You can get the entire collection here.  Or just this image here.

Here is my creation


Copics used to colour:

Skin: G28, YG67, YG23, YG11
Hair: W1-W9
Dress: B69, B28, B24, B23, B21


Flowers are of course, Petal Lu :)

Here are all the links you need to know

 Simply B Stamps Fan Page (progressive challenge will be pinned)

 I will be entering this into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Day Dreamer Challenges - Anything Goes 
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Bella Rose Conie Fong NR

Hello

Thank you for popping by to take a closer look at my latest creation featuring the new release Bella Rose from Conie Fong Art & Design.

Bella went into the store today, you can get her here.

 

 I really enjoyed colouring this image and I'm very pleased with the outcome.


 I have managed to take step by step pictures of my work here and may even do a little slideshow on my facebook page later, I'll see how i am for time.

Copics used:

Skin:  E000, E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R11
Hair: E21, E25, E29, E49
Reds: E29, R59, R29, R17, R14, R20
Gold/Yellow: E15, Y17,Y15, Y00


Design Papers are from my stash.  Flowers are from Petal Lu.

Thank you for popping over.


Sunday, 3 September 2017

Petal Lu Challenge Anything Goes

Hello All

I've been having a bit of computer trouble lately and pleased to say that for now with no added expense i have resolved my issues.  Needless to say i am a little behind on blogs etc, so i will keep this very short and sweet.

I'd like to show you my latest make for the Petal Lu Challange.  It would also be a good time to let you know that the bi-weekly challanges have now moved to the Petal Lu Creations Facebook page.  All links will be at the bottom of this post.




This is a rubber stamp from Whimsy Stamps called Bundled Up, you can get this collection from Dies to Die for if you are a UK crafter.

I love how all the autumnal colours came together.

The flowers i used are from Petal Lu's autumnal range.

The important links you need to know

A new facebook page (to show off those designs using Petal Lu Blooms, receive discounts and other promotional goodies, to the page) and the new home for the Petal Lu Challenges

I will be entering this card into the following challenges

Catch a Bug - Anything Goes
Hiding in my Craft Room - Fall Colours 
Scrap & Craft - Autumnal Colours

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Hey Girlfriend!!

Hello, did you miss me?  I've had a little holiday and boy oh boy I needed it!

I've come back to a lot of DT work to get done, so expect a few more blog posts over the next few days!

I'd like to start with Girlfriend from Simply Betty Stamps.  You can get her here

I've never tried other colour combo's for skin, so this has been a bit of a challenge.  Combo's are on the pictures.  Its my first attempt and I'm pretty happy with it.


Next was her hair! Black can also be a bit scary!
 
Green as my go to colours!
 
 
and my end result
 
 
Here is my finished card
 
 
 


Here are all the links you need to know
 

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Petal Lu Challenge #43 Anything goes with twist of orange flowers

Hello my Petal Lu fans!

1st of the month means a new challenge over at Petal Lu Challenge Blog and today is Anything Goes with an optional twist of orange 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 new Whimsy Stamps Braided Sweetie, omw! I've been wanting this image for so long and since I just had a birthday, I treated myself! 


 
Copics I used to colour this up are:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R34, R20
Hair: E21, E25, E29, E49
Oranges: YR18, Y38, Y17, Y35
Greens: YG99, YG25, YG03
 
All the flowers are from the new orange mix now available in the Petal Lu Store.



Here is the finished card.
 

 

 


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 am entering this into the following challenges:
 
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes