Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Hang In There!

Hello, I`m back after a mini break from my blog, just been enjoying the lovely spring weather we`ve been having and getting some jobs done around the house. Now all the decorating and carpet laying is done and the new furniture is in, I can get back to some serious crafting. here is my first new card with a lovely Tiddly Inks stamp.


I`ve coloured her with Distress Inks and Markers and used a cloud template in the background. This is a very Clean and Simple card for me and my hands were itching to put some extra embelies on it! But I managed to keep it minimal for a change.
The background paper is Melissa Francis and I just managed to find some SU buttons in my crafty stash that were the same shade. The dotty border was done by hand with a fine black micron pen.

It`s lovely sunshine today so I`m going to take advantage of the natural light and get some more images coloured in. I`ve collected some new Tilda`s and Tiddly Inks stamps which I`ve yet to ink up so I`d best get on with it.

Thanks for looking in, bye for now xx

Monday, 3 March 2014

Birthday Cake



Here`s another LOTV fabby image from their cute animals. Sorry if you`re getting sick of these on my blog but I LOVE `EM! This one is "It takes two" featuring the lovely Patch and Puss.
I`ve coloured with distress inks and markers as usual and added a bit of glossy accents to the icing and stickles diamond to the candles for a bit of sparkle.

Products also used are - Go Kreate 6" pointy frame die, MME - Mabel "play" silly stripe paper, Basic Grey - Life of the party paper, Joy Crafts Butterfly border die, WOC flowers, Martha Stewart fern punch, Seam binding from The Ribbon Girl, Hobby House flat back pearls and SU paper clip.

I`d like to enter this into this months LOTV challenge which is Craft Bingo, I`m using the top row of the Bingo grid, Ribbon Pearls Flowers for this card.

It`s a gorgeous sunny day here, (makes a change from all the rain) so I`m going to get some colouring done and take advantage of the nice natural light, bye for now, thanks for stopping by xx

Thursday, 20 February 2014

From all of us



Here`s another LOTV sweet animal stamp, I just adore these cuties.
Quite a simple card for me, not many layers but I just love these Nitwit papers from LOTV these are from the Always and Forever pad.

Also used LOTV sentiment, SU circle and photo corner punches, WOC flowers, Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Sprigs and Classic Heart dies. Coloured with Distress Inks and Markers and I`ve added glamour dust to the heart for bling. Ric Rac ribbon and a Dove craft Daisy button.

I`m off to a craft group this morning for some much needed craft therapy, cake and good company.
Thanks for visiting, bye for now xxx

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Hand Picked



Here is another card I`ve made for the year ahead. This image is LOTV - Hand Picked. I`ve coloured with Distress Inks and Markers and added a bit of glamour dust to the Bunny`s tail.
Papers are First Edition by Mindy Terasawa, WOC flowers, Doo Hickey Flag and Cloud, LOTV sentiment, SU button and twine.

We`ve spent the last two weeks decorating the bathroom, living room and having the whole house re-carpeted and I spent yesterday making all new curtains and soft furnishings for the living room, it looks fab but I am so tired! It was worth the effort though as it looks like we`ve moved into a new house! Now I can get back to some crafting finally!

I`d like to enter this into Inky Chicks challenge "Cute animal stamp"
And the LOTV monthly challenge "Name that Tune" and I thought "Daisy Daisy" fit the bill and now I have that song in my head LOL!

Thanks for looking in, bye for now xx

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Card swap with Claudia

I`d like to share a card that I made for Claudia, just before Christmas she asked me to do a card swap with her for the New Year, her card arrived to me from America in only 6 days but it has taken almost 4 weeks for my card to arrive in America to her! Just shows you the difference between our post and theirs huh? I was beginning to think it got lost but she e-mailed me yesterday to say it had finally arrived and I`m so pleased she liked it.



I used a Wee stamp from Hobby House, this one is Wee Ruby which is one of my favourites. I`ve coloured with Distress inks and markers and added a bit of glamour dust here and there for sparkle.
The punch is Martha Stewart POP Cherished available from Sir Stampalot I`ve also used Grand Nesties Statley Circles, La La Land heart banner, Magnolia paper, Hobby House pearl string, WOC and Hobby House flowers, Spellbinders foliage die which I got from my good friend Louise for Christmas, LOTV sentiments and SU circle punches. Phew! in other words I threw a lot at this card!
I`m glad it arrived safely to it`s destination, it was great fun to swap cards with Claudia and I hope we do it again some time in the near future, I might send the next one special D though to make sure it gets there quicker!

I`m off shopping today for some accessories for my newly decorated bathroom, we`re having new carpets fitted throughout the house next week and a new floor in the bathroom so I had to get it decorated in time. Then I have a friend staying with me for the weekend so I`ll be a busy bunny for the next little while. Crafting will have to wait a bit, hope I don`t get withdrawal symptoms LOL!

Thanks for looking in, bye for now xxx

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Hugs



Here`s another of my pre-made cards for the year ahead, this one can be for a lot of occasions I think it`s good to have a couple of other non birthday cards in hand for those unexpected times. I`ve used one of the LOTV animals stamps - "Big Hug" available here. I absolutely love these cute stamps, I went mad and ordered several and looking at the latest release will probably be ordering some more, I just can`t get enough of these sweeties.

I`ve coloured with Distress inks and Markers and added a bit of glamour dust on the bunnies tail and the flowers. The papers are also LOTV - Country Lady, Other procucts used are, flower die - English Rose by Marianne Creatables, Fern punch by Martha Stewart, Lace and Seam binding from Ribbon Girl, Molly Blooms sentiment and SU Butterfly cut `n` emboss die by Sizzix.

I just took delivery today of some new Tiddly Inks stamps which I also couldn`t resist, the trouble is when I go online just for a look they jump into my shopping cart! I`m a lost cause!

I`d like to enter this card into the following challenges,

LOTV monthly challenge which is "Anything Goes" and
Paper take weekly which is "Bow Dies"

Thanks for stopping by, Ta Ta for now xxx

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Isabelle



Another card made for the year ahead, I`ve now got almost all my Birthday cards made for this year! I didn`t make a New Year`s resolution but I am trying to be more organized this year and so far it`s working!
This is a Stamping Bella Uptown Girl stamp - Isabelle loves her ice cream available here from Dies to Die for. I`ve coloured with Distress inks and markers and added Stickles - Diamond for a bit of bling.



The papers are NitWit Collections - Always and Forever 8" x 8" from LOTV I`ve also paper pieced her dress for a change ..... okay I lied, I did colour her dress but dropped a large blob of ink on it so had to cover it up rather than paint the whole thing again but I think it works okay. I was annoyed too because I had put a lot of effort into colouring the folds in her dress and I was happy with the result!

The flowers are WOC and the dies are Joy Craft - Butterfly border (I just snipped the little ones off the end ) and Cheery Lynn - Fanciful Flourish, also Spellbinder Grand Nesties Stately Circles.

I`d like to enter this into the Papertake Weekly Challenge which is New Year Stash, I didn`t get this stamp for Christmas but she is a recent purchase and it`s the first time I`ve inked her.
Also In the Pink Challenge which is "Anything Goes"

Thanks for looking in xx