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Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Teddy Bea Dancying on ice

Hi folks today I decided to play with a Teddy Bea image I wanted to have a white on white theme but ended up with a ice blue on white theme instead but quite like the look of it shame the photo doesnt show up the bling of the ice glitter card I used but hey hope you like it.
the picture looks like pastel green but it is in fact and icy pale blue colour it is a nightmare to take descent pics at the moment grrr! I coloured this fab image with my copics and used mostly N greys and a touch of B000 B00 B04 I wanted the outfit to have a white look about it but didn't want it to look flat.
Design paper is Bearly Mine, Core'dinations, glitter paper in ice blue
Dies Spellbinders and Marianne
Gems and flower spray I made out of my own stash.

sideways view

Mash up of Card
I love this image

mash up 2 I hope you like my card 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Teddy Bo Challenge ... A White Christmas
The paper Shelter ... Anything goes

Monday, 28 November 2011

Trim the tree

Hi all happy Monday folks, I know its a bit late in the day but just wanted to get this card posted, to be honest I am not sure about this card I wanted to use not traditional colours which I did but I went a bit mad with the bling on it not that is shows up much on the card and the pic I took makes it look orange when in fact is a soft peach but hey here it is.

I coloured this with copics and polychromos pencils blended with sansador, the DP is from Bearlymine I used my new EK Success down the side of the mounted image I have tried to make the flower that it is suppose to make but failed need more practice but decided to use it anyway I added peach stickles to the end not sure about the effect but once it was on couldnt take it off so left it I then added on the a fine string of pastel peach pearls.

I love this image and would love to have a hat and coat like hers but dont think I would look as cute lol.

The poinsettias are marianne dies punched in the same DP as the card and so is the mistletoe die I then added stickles to them and a peach rose with bling on it. To the centres of the poinsettias  I added a peach pearl.
Down the right side of the card although it is a bit hard to see them as they are clear glittery gems.
like I said lots of bling

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Lili of the Valley ... Anything Goes
Bunny Zoes Craft ... Anything Christmas Use pearls
Craft your passion challenge ... Tis the season/holiday or winter them
Hooked on Craft ... WinterWonderland
the Cutie Pie Challange ... Pastel Christmas
Paper Sundaes ... Winter Wonderland
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge ... Anything Christmas

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Wee stamp

Hi alI here is another card for you I made this card with the Colour me Creative challenge in mind different hair Colours so punky looking hair
I used fabby wee stamp called Heidi

She is very cute and you guessed it in pink lol I have coloured the image with Copics and mounted the image onto one of my new Marianne creatables dies I got from Cuddly Buddly. The disign papers are from a combo of nitwits papers and Bearlymine papers The ribbon is from Hobby Craft and the lacy ribbon flower I got from Paper Arts craft shop it comes in a long strip and is lush.

I love the colouring combo of pink, or blue with a creamy brown its my fave colours

Mash up of card
I used the whimsey banner die in white card and pink DP paper the sentiment is also a whimsey stamp and die which I love. The pearls, pink straw head, and diamond gems are all from my stash.

Another mash up of card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Colour Me Creative challenge ... multi coloured  hair

A Magnolia Christmas

Hi all happy Sunday Crafter's today I have decided to make up one of my magnolia christmas images I coloured before I had my hand done I did quite a bit of colouring before just in case lol so here it is.

For this card I used one of the fab new magnolia stamps I got from Sparkle Dreams, I colour'ed her with my copics in green colours don't normally do such a bright green but wanted to give it a go. I cut her out with a round nestie and mounted onto a scolloped nestie in light green core'dinations whitewash. To be honest this picture doesn't to this card justice it looks so much better in the flesh, but had to take photo with my ott lights they are fab but my craft house is painted all pink so always gives my cards a pink hue, which I have to try and get rid of.
The snowflake I cut out with a nestie die ironworks in Kraft paper it was a bit of a play as I then painted it with picket fence crackle paint but think I put to much on I put a second coat of clear crackle paint and added a very fine sprinkle of glitter but it just doesn't show the effect well in the picture boo hoo I did the same for the magnolia die leaves, I did to but put a little less paint on it will have to keep playing I am waiting for my Snowtex to get here then might get a better result. I wanted them to have a snowy look.

I love this image if I had a little girl she would have had long hair like this, don't think any of my 5 boys would like to grow their's just so I can play with it lol just not going to happen.

I stitched all around the card and used magnolia Design papers I folded the top left corner and added a pearl brad attatched to a charm I also added a little stickles to the corner of the card and 3 pearl studs. The flowers are from my stash which I sprayed with glimmer mist and glammour dust. I added the magnolia die leaves and a pearl spray the any way there you go hope you like.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge ... Vintage or Distressed I went for Distressed
Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog ... use punches or dies (I used Dies)
Magnolia Down Under Challenges ... Snow (on my leaves and snowflake)
Inspire me Fridays ... Anything goes

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Simply Adorables Lizzie

Hi folks happy Saturday to you all, here is a card I made yesterday just because I fancied it. I got this image amongst some others lol, I bought from funky Kits to be honest I wasn't sure how I was going to colour this image, as I have never coloured a digi image like this before with so much shading done on it, but hey I gave it a go.

Quite please how it turned out in the end 
I used copics to colour her in greyish plum colours 
dress : V91, V93, V 95, V99
Skin : E000, E00, E11
Hait : E25, E31, E50
I also used a dark purple and dark brown  polychromos pencil blending with sansador
the DP's are a combo of bits from my scrap box and a new sheet of magnolia paper.  I sewed all around the edges with zigzag stitching on my sewing machine in white cotton.

I am going to give credit to my crafty blog friend 
Vicky her blog is here and it is fab she has been doing her pics like this and I love them so much I started to have a play around in my Photoscape program for how do it and managed to come up with the above so thanks Vicky for a fabby blog and hope you don't mind me snagging your idea, hun.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Alphabet challenge Blog ... V for Vibrant (hope I did that)
Moving along with the times ... Ribbons and Bow
PaperCrafting Journey ... Anything goes
Totally Gorjuss ... Sparkle

One Stop Craft Challenge Christmas Fairys and my recovery spends

  Hi all I wasn't sure if I would be well enough to make my challenge cards this week so have decided to take it easy and ease my hand back into it lol I don't like not being able to craft, I did make up for it and had a little shopping spree like I said I would pictures at bottom of post of my recovery spending lol.
But first my challenge card for this week over at,
One Stop Craft Challenge and this week the theme is Christmas Fairy's

This week we are sponsered by 
One Stitch At A Time and here is my card using a Christmas Fairy image provided for us to use she is fab

I have coloured her with Spetrum Noir pens (badly I am afraid) it will improve as my hand improves. I glittered her wings and hat with fine glammor dust.  The flowers I made out of the new mariannes craftables dies which was one of my spends they are gorg I inked them with Distress inks one of the limited addition colours winter another of my spends lol. I spritzed them with diamond glimmer mist and scrunched them, added a diamond brad to the middle. The leaves are a punch cant remember the name will add.
The Design paper is new from Nitwits available here it is called Holiday Charm too and is it stunning love it the smaller flowers are from my stash.

The Senitment is from Cuddly Buddly available here and I inked this with the same winter distress inks

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Stamp Addicts new release stamps

Hi folks today I have for you the cards I made to be shown on the Create and craft show that was aired saturday I know it has gone but the stamps are still new and available on the stamp addicts shop

The first set I used is called
Ellie and Rhino 
available here

 This image I paper pieced 

 I coloured this image with promarkers

This image I paper pieced and then layered them so they looked like they where sitting together

I again paper pieced this image to.

very simple cards but gorgeous stamps and fab to use.

the Second Stamp set I used is called simply Ants available here.

 I coloured this image with promarkers

This card is a half easil card and I coloured with Sukura pens

On this card I used embossing folders and core'dinations and coloured him with promakers 
again very simple cards.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Hi all card and quick update

Hi all just wanted to do a post to let you know how things are since my little op, well I will say I was a nervous wreck, when I went in, if I had been put to sleep, I would of  been fine but knowing I was letting someone cut me while I just laid there my brain was screaming this is just all wrong.   I know drama queen you say, it was in fact pain free the injections to numb my hand was the worse bit. I was shaking like a leaf when they had finished and I was very embarrassed because I started crying when it was over just out of the sheer relief of the anticipation of it.  I felt so bad when they put me next to some poor women who was going in after me, not good move the look on her face, that just made me worse as I was trying so hard to control myself if just made me worse lol I was mortified I was such a wimp. Anyway once home and I had recovered myself lol my hand has healed nicely I had my stitches taken out yesterday worked myself up for that to, but was a doddle lol. So my  fingers are fine but my thumb is still sore and making it difficult to grip but I am sure it will get better I am having the left one done but not till after Christmas thank god lol. At least I know what to expect The next time.

Right so on to my card this is one I made before I had my hand done and it is for the new digi release from Karen Middleton and this little chap is so cute and is called little star 

I love this little gem, I used copics to colour and she was lovely to colour the backing paper is from Cuddly buddly and available here called A portfolio of papers Brown.  I mounted the digi paper onto brown core'dinations whitewash and then stitched around the edges with brown cotton in my sewing machineThe flowers I made with a scollop punch, inked the edges with walnut stain and then spritzed with gold glimmer mist and added a smaller punched flower in the middle in the brown pattern paper, I also added two smaller buds to either side of the big flower. I used a Marianne die for behind the image and a scollop spellbinder to cut out the image.

Bambi eat your heart out sooo cute so there you go I hope you likey will be back tomorrow with some cards I made for the recent stamp addicts show on saturday for there new fabby stamps

Monday, 14 November 2011

Hi all happy Monday today I have lili of the valley images to show your of a christmas theme

For these image I have used a combo of copics and polychromos pencils again I am bad and do not know the colours I used I really must write them down every time but some times I just go with the flow and just colour I cant wait to make these into cards once I my hand lets me.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Today's image

Happy Sunday folks well here is today image

This is another image from Sugar Nellie love them I used copics to colour her.
 the colours I used are
Dress - colourless blender, RV11, RV13 polychromos pencils fuchsia sansador blender
Skin - E00, E50, 51
Hair - E25, E31, E50
Rabbit - C0, C2, C5
 As you can see the star on her wand bled a bit grrrrr but there you go that will teach me to be a bit heavy handed it happens

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Another image for you

Hi happy Saturday evening folks and here we are with image number 2 for you to peruse I hope you likey likey

I used the same magnolia images for both of the pics just to show how different they can look just with different colour's sorry I didn't right down the colour's I used sorry. I added some glossy accents to the shoes on the blue image and stickle's to both the wings

Sugar Nellie Fairy

Hi happy Saturday to you all, as I can't make a card at the moment I have decided to show you some images that I had already coloured and photographed just havent made them up yet, I like to sit in bed watch tv with a glass of vino and some nibbles and colour lol it my idea of a good night think maybe I need to get out more. Anyway I didnt want my blog to get boring with out some new posts so the best way I thought was to as least show some images that will be made into cards when my hand is better.

So for my first one I coloured this fab Sugar Nellie image these are some of my fav stamps at the moment I will try to add what colours I used but wont be able to remember them all as some images I have had coloured for a while.

I coloured her with pro-makers  and copics
Skin - copics E13, E11 E00
Dress and wings - ivory, Blossom, Fascia Pink and a tiny bit of mulberry for the darkest areas
Hair - cocoa, caramel, sandstone
The rabbit - I used copics c5, c3, c0

I love using the ivory and two other colours mix it gives such a fab effect cant wait to make her into a card with maybe lots of cream and lilac flowers what do you think
so there you go, that's today's pop back tomorrow for another image.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Cuddly Buddly challenge Double trouble

Hi folks hopefully if you are reading this  it has worked as I have scheduled it, any way on to this weeks challenge card over at Cuddly Buddly and this week the theme is Double trouble, so we want to see two characters on your card not to hard here is my card for the challenge

 I used the fabby Decoupage sheet Called Joy Teddies available here and the design digital papers are also from Cuddly Buddly available here

 bit hard to see this but have decoupaged the image and these teddies are so cute
 the card is very simple, I used core'dinations whitewash which is my fav I distressed the edges and added some pearl gems to the corners of the image.  I used a Martha Stewart boarder punch  and added a boarder strip from the design sheet on top and a little flower to right had corner. The sentiment is also from the design sheet. So there we go folks last card for a while, boo hoo.
Pop along to Cuddly Buddly challenge blog and take a look at my other teamies cards they are fab and join in for a chance to win £10 to spend at Cuddly Buddly

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Out of action having op

Hi folks I just wanted to let you know I will not be about for a while just in case anyone misses me, I am having an op on my Carpal Tunnel and will be out of action for a while. I have informed my DT and have schedule Cuddly Buddlys DT card for this Friday as I have already done this, but after that I wont be available. I will be having withdrawal Symptoms by the time I am able to use my hand again it is my right hand they are doing first so will have to makeup for it by having a craft spend on goodies to use after. I will try to type left handed and give update. Doc says between 2 to 6 weeks for recovery hope it is the 2 week option I am bit anemic to but that is been sorted

hugs to you all will see you when I am back next week with left handed post