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Monday, 30 July 2012

New release from Karen Middleton at Cuddly Buddly

Hi folks today I have two cards to show you from Karen Middleton over at Cuddly Buddly 

I used two of the fab images

from the new release

I wanted this card and image to have a truly frosty feel about it so it had to be a white on white card
and to colour the image in pale blue with my copics
The image is called Winter Walk available here she looks like a snow Queen dont you think 
I added fine glitter to her hair and flower soft polar white to her muff I then added liquid pearls to the background and to the decoration on her hat 
The poinsettia are from Marianne  Creatable dies  large and small the the centre's are from a snowflake punch from my stash the pearls and gems are all from my stash
I used a Marianne Embossing folder punch and emboss Anya's dots love it stunning folder
to finish I used a Kim's Digi stamp Christmas Greeting and Ticket

For my second card I used another image for the new release 

This image is also from the artist Karen Middleton and is called
Christmas is coming available here I coloured the image in complete contrast to the other image
and used darker copics I added fine glitter to the larger mistletoe berrys 
The Digi paper is Called Quilted Holly available here 
I used Marianne Creatable die Star and Bauble set I added fine glitter to the star I used
and the Pine Tree Branch die behind the image I used Circles die as well but just the inner piece
The ribbon and black gems are from my stash I made the black pin myself and the sentiment is 
Kims Digi stamps Christmas Greeting and ticket set
so there we go pop along to Cuddly buddly to see the rest of the new range from 
Karen Middleton they are fab

I would like to enter the first card the white one into the following challenges

Lex's Creations .... Christmas in July
Lollipop Crafts ... Christmas in July 
Make it Monday ... Anything goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge ... Christmas in July
Tammy's Scrapin Corner ... Anything Goes

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Summer fairys at the bottom of my garden

Hi today I have a card for you that I made today, the image I coloured last week
I wanted to colour this Sugar nellie image in colours I don't normally used in copics I was to sure even once I had coloured it but once I made the card up added a bit of glitter I love the way it turned out
She is sooo cute I know I say this about most of the images on my card but they are lol
She looks like a Fairy you would or should find at the bottom of the garden lol
the DP is a combo of Papermania Capsule paper pad in yellow and some 12 x 12 paper I found in my stash
The pin I made my self and the flowers are a mixture of my stash and Mulberry crafts
the ribbon is also from Papermania capsule range as it the flower gem
The sentiment is from a Humpreys Corner stamp set I punched out sentiment and inked it in yellow 
I added some stitching around my card and papers 

I have entered this card into the Sugary Sunday Challenge on facebook which has a theme of 
Pins and pearls my all time fav stash

Also Sugar Nellie are having some sneaky peeks starting Monday the 30th of some new stamps

I had a spend last week on the new lili of the valley release oh dear it looks like I will need to have these 
 babies to lol

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Amusing Challenge... Anything goes
Fashionable Stamping challenge ... Anything goes
Inspire me Fridays challenge... Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge .... Anything goes
Poodles Parlour .... Anything goes
The Stamp Man challenge ... Anything Goes/celebration
The Crafty Pad .... Things with Wings

Saturday, 28 July 2012

One Stop Craft Challenge Just Good Friends

Hi folks today I am back At One Stop Craft challenge after a bit of a break to bring you a fab Challenge
The Theme today is 
Just Good Friends
and we are sponsered by the fabby 

I used these fab digital image 
The are called Best Friends available here they are fab to colour I used my copics
Even though I used blue papers I still think this looks girlie the papers are from my stash to be honest they are from QVC from last yr dont't know how they are by sorry but they are very pretty to be honest I have loads of paper that was bought from Qvc think they might be K&Co but dont hold me to it I so want to buy so new papers but I use digi paper a lot and have so many paper pads I cant justifie buying more I am ok as long as I don't see it in the flesh and I dont get the crafty oooh aaah decease I am fine lol.
I used Craftwork Card Candy on this card and it matched fab I have loads of these to.
The flowers are from my stash
I was really good on this card and didnt put loads of flowers and dies 
I just used a Martha Stewart boarder punch.

I hope you like my card today 

pop over to the challenge to join in and to see my fellow teamies fab creations
also take a look at Bugaboo they do fab digis to

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

So Stylish

What a lovely Sunny day, only trouble it was so hot I couldn't get into my crafty shed as it was like an oven in there I would have melted away if I gone in even with the fan on boo hoo, never mind.
Good job I made this card when it was cooler

I used a digi image from the Paper shelter called So Stylish, the DP is from nitwits the new potting shed range
The flowers I made from die cuts from a kit from Craft work cards and I added a mahoosive amount of glitter lol looking at it now it looks like the top flower is a different colour but they do all match.
the dies I used are from cherry Lynne / Doily, leaf and corners  plus the leafy one that I made to look like a tree sort of lol 
The ribbon is from the ribbon girl and the range I put two together 
I also added some craft work candy to the corners

So there you go hope you like my little make today she is a lovely image soo cute 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Craft and Me .... Anything goes
Simon Says Stamps Challenge ... Anything goes
Papertake Weekly .... Make your Own ( I made the flowers)
Digital Tuesday Challenge .... Photo inspiration
Divas by Design ... Happy Birthday
Crazy Amigo Challenge ... Free theme
The Crafty Bloggers Network ... Anything goes
Simon Say Stamp and show ... Hey Girl

Summer Fun Challenge over at Whimsy Stamps blog

Hi, Everyone! It's Wednesday again so that means it's time for a new challenge!

Our Topic this week is to

Summer Fun

Don't forget! You don't have to use a whimsy image. It would be great if you did though, and it doesn't have to be a card. We welcome all paper projects.
Here is my summer fun card and it is just right for the lovely weather we are having at the moment

I coloured the image with copics and she is from the July Release Calledc Just Beachy by the new Artist at Whimsy Stamps Dana's Digi's.
The paper is from my stash dont know who it is by as it came in a pack from QVC but it just fitted this image fab
The stamp is my fav
Belly Top, Flip Flops
Lemonade in the shade
Blue Skies, Fireflys
Late Nights, Water fights
Ice creams, Sweet dreams
Bathing suites, Shooting hoops
Party time, Schools out
Sleeping in, sneaking out 
Summers Coming
isn't that just brill
The large round die cut is also one of the new whimsy shapeology dies Double Scollop Doily Die love it to
The flowers are a mixture of my stash and Mulberry Crafts the gems are also from my stash
the fab ribbon is from Cuddly Buddly
So there you go join in the Challenge today

The fab prize this week is

Dont' forget also...As well as a random winner being chosen each challenge one lucky player who has used a Whimsy Stamps image (rubber or digital) will have the opportunity to be a guest designer for a future challenge.If you have used a whimsy Image and would like to be a future guest please add GDT to your name when entering, The guest designer will be able to choose a digi stamp of their choice from the store to create their guest card too!

Remember anyone can enter our challenge and we don't mind you combining with other challenges either! Please Remember No more than 3 entries per challenge and all we ask is that you add a link in your blog post to tell your friends you entered the Whimsy Inspirations Challenge

Pop along to my fellow teamies fab creations and leave them some love

Monday, 23 July 2012

Cuddly Buddly Dancing Fairy

The the weather is fab at the moment I have sort of a funny story for you It wasnt so funny at first but got to laugh
My 8yr old wanted his hair but because it is so hot, my 20yr old said I will do it for you mum with the clippers, "ok" I said, as it is just a case of running it over his head with the right attachment on it. 
Well all went well I was in my crafty place probably not a good idea but hey in hindsight lol,
my 20 yr old came out to me and said mum the blade fell off and Toby has a bold patch at the back of his head OMG!!
Well went into the kitchen to see my poor 8yr old sat there with big patch on his head 
I ended up having to give him a number 1 cut all over his head to try to hide it  there is still a patch there but it is not as noticeable now lol, that will teach me, my 20yr old thought it was funny. Good job they have finished school for the summer.

who am I kidding lol you can still see it 
just thought I would share it with you can see the funny side now

Right onto my card for today
I have another Cuddly Buddly Lilyboo image to share with you 

I love her she is so cute I coloured her with copics and added glitter to her wings and hair ties
the image is called Dancing Fairy and is available here 
and Kims digi papers Pretty mix Grey.
The Sentiment is Kims digi stamps 12 round Sentiments
The leaf punch is from my stash
the little butterrfly is a woodware punch 
The pin I made I so need to do some more I have all but ran out 
the lace is from my stash
and the ribbon is from the Ribbon Girl
The flowers are from Mulberry Crafts 
The pearl trim and pearl hearts are also from my stash
I zigzag sewed around my card and matt layers
I used some stamps from Sir stampalot I got yrs ago and have not used for as long lol
to make the grass I am so glad I did not get rid of them as they make fantastic grass backgrounds
the clouds I made with a ink duster and Mr Holtsz shattered glass with a cloud template.
So there we go I love how this turned out there are some fab images in the range that are great on there own or can be used together I must learn how to merge images.

GMA Card for Paper makeover challenge Favorite Holiday

Today I have a Card for you that I have done as Guest Makeup Artist for 

Paper Makeover Stamps Challenge Blog

Thank you so much for asking me 

So onto my card

For this card I was given the fab image from Paper Makeup Stamps

I used Moody for Flowers she was fab to use and great to colour I picked Summer as my Fav holiday as I always feel better in the Summer Holidays no having to get up early to get kids to school lots of Sunny Days (well not this yr we not had much sun Boo hoo) 
Sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps
Boarder Punch Martha Stewart
Flowers Mulberry Crafts
The pin I made 
DP is from HOTP paper pad florals
Ribbon from the Ribbon girl 
lace my stash
as are the gems 
Please pop along to the challenge and join in the fun and also see the DT's fab creations 
again I would like to say thank you to Paper Makeover challenge blog for asking me to join them this week


Sunday, 22 July 2012

I grant you one wish

Hi my crafty bloggers Happy Sunday to you the sun has been out today and it has been a beautiful day today
I have been in a funny mood today lol don't know why but hey it happens to us all so to shake me out of my funny mood I went to my crafty place
and this is what I made

Its called I grant you one wish I love these little fairy's
I coloured her with promarkers and used lilac and ivory to blend I love the look it gives
The DP is from First Addiction 
the Dies are Butterflys from Joy I used all 3 and layered them up they also have glitter added to them but its not very clear on them I need glitter vision.
the vine is a Marianne die I glittered that to
Ribbon from the Ribbon girl with Tulle from Crafts u Love
flowers from Mulberry Crafts
pearl hearts from my stash
I used a Martha Stewart doily boarder punch and a pin and hanging bead
The sentiment is from Cuddly Buddly 

I have entered this card into the facebook Sugary Sunday challenge

I would also like to enter this into the following challenges
Come And Get it Challenge .... Bingo = I chose Die cuts, Free, Glitter
Lets Ink it Up ... Girls
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge ... use two dies (Butterfly and vine used)
Colour me Creative challenge ... Anything goes with a girly Twist
Inspire me Friday ... Anything Goes
Crafts and me Challenge ... Ribbon and bows
Paper Prettys ... Bling it on
Papertake Weekly Challenge... All things Girlie

Friday, 20 July 2012

LilyBoo My Heart Belongs to You

Hi my crafty friends happy Friday to you 
Well my son is a lot better he still has a chesty cough but the asthma as calmed done lots at night especially 
thank you for you get well comments
 My card today it for Cuddly Buddly and LilyBoo by Artist Sam Salt 

isn't this image just fab Its called My Heart Belongs to you how cute is that the image is available here 
the paper is called Pretty Mix Pink by Kim at Cuddly Buddly available here
The dies I used are all from Cuddly Buddly Mariannes Creatable die 
Flowers and leaves
Floral Garland
Bird and Fence
Also used Martha Stewart Doily Lace boarder punch
I coloured the image with copics 
then to create the sky I used a Ink Duster and Tumbled glass Tim Holtzs distress inks they I used water colouring stamps to create the grass and flowers I havent used these stamps for ages but they are great to create landscape.
I glittered the dragon and fairy wings 
The sentiments are from Cuddly Buddly 
Fence signs by Kim Free (wowsers) great to use on fence dies there are loads to choose from
The pin I made myself 
the flowers are from Mulberry Crafts
ribbon from my stash as are the gems
so hop over to Cuddly Buddly and check out the rest of the digis from lilyboo and also the other artist at Cuddly Buddly they are so inexpensive to 

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Wee ride your bike

Gosh what an evening my poor little boy has had a bad cough like me but he has asthma to he has had a chesty cough and a fully blocked nose for the past to weeks he has pretty much gone down hill 
yesterday he came home from school looking absolutely shattered, this morning he seemed to pick up a bit so he went to school but when he came home he was white as a sheet and wheezing every time he breathed he coughed he used his inhaler which seemed to help, but just in case I though well this has gone on long enough so called Docs for appointment expecting to be seen next week, shock horror she said can you be here in in 10 min's lucky I only live around the corner.
 When we got into docs he was absolutely fantastic he checked him over fully, he was worried Toby had pneumonia he glands where swollen his ears red inside little crackled on one off his lungs he said he defiantly had a cold but he was bit worried about him asthma to so he has put him on fast burst reacting steroids poor luv had to take 8 tablets in one go I nearly fell of the chair he has to do it again tomorrow and then the day after he also said he probably wont sleep tonight cause of the steroids no school for him I felt really bad I just though he had a lingering cough bad Mummy lol he is in fact fast asleep next to me in my bed as he is shattered again, he breaks up on Friday so think I might as well keep him off for rest of week which give his teacher something to moan about as she not to keen on me.
Anyways hope you dont mind me sharing with you he looks so sweet bless him fast asleep

So my Card for you today is another Kit I got from Heather Hobby Haven 

The image is one of the fab Wee stamps for Sylvia Zet I coloured her with my Distress inks
Looking at it now I don't think I am putting enough ink on my images as they look a bit to pale will have try it again. I changed the kit up abit and added some flowers and stitching to the card.
 This week I got from Craftwork Cards these fab blank tickets that all you need to do is ink up and ink the edges they are really cheap to love them.
The Card kit included the lovely ribbon I love these kits it just a shame they are in the US as I got stung with the customs bill with the last one I got lol boo hoo but hey not there fault.
there you go hope you  like the card I will be back tomorrow so pop back 

Before I go I want to do a shout out for my crafty blogging friend Amy Gould who's Crafty weekend I am going on in October Can't wait, she is having a DT call for her new shop

Just click on about pic and it will take you to info page

The shops link is 
take a look

Inspiration Wednesday at Whimsy Stamps

Well I am back with a Inspiration Wednesday Card for Whimsy Stamps
The start of the next challenge at the Whimsy Stamps challenge blog gets underway today as well
anyways on to my card

I coloured the image with copics and added glitter and gems to the middle but it is a bit hard to see them lol 
the image is called Full Bloom  StampArt Designs by Katherine at whimsy stamps it is so easy to colour and loved how this turned out.
The Stamp sentiment is from Rainbow Echo Designs at Whimsy stamps it also has a matching die to 
flowers are from Mulberry Crafts 
leaf punch Martha Stewart 
Ribbon from the Ribbon girl
gems my stash

so there you go 

dont forget new challenge starts today 
the theme is 
Punches and Edgers
 so pop along to see the DTs fab creations


Tuesday, 17 July 2012

One for the men

Well today has been quite humid but at least it was better than the rain lol
well today I have a mens card to show you now I don't normally do men's cards as well they just dont get it like us ladies do (no offence to the male card makers) but quoting one of my boys "I would rather go buy one" lol hence my boys get 50p bought cards'

This chap is from Funky Kits Sugar Nellie and is called Gone fishing I will apoligise now cause I have just noticed I forgot to colour the flipping rod in lol but will do it. The image has been coloured with Copics,
The dies are Memory box banner and Mariannes fence dies
the buttons are a Martha Stewart Punch 
I used Magnolia papers
the sentiments are a free download from Cuddly Buddly a whole sheet full of these little sentiments specially to go on fence dies or posts
I also used scrimp and blue bakers twine with a bit of dark blue ribbon I knotted it rather that made a bow
I also added bakers twine to the buttons
To finish I added some white pearl drops with a wako pearl pen 
so there you go pretty simple but then I think mens cards normally are 

I have entered this card into the Following challenges

Sugary Sunday Face book challenge
Tuesday Alchemy ... Buttons
Simon Says Stamp and show ... No Rules
Dude Time Doodles ... Anything goes as long as it is a dude
D.C.C. & Friends Challenge ... Anything goes
The Crafty Bloggers Network ... Anything goes
Fat pages and cards with attidude ... Anything goes
Victorine Stamps ... Buttons and Bows

Wish upon a Star

Hi well it is very windy today I finally have come to terms with the fact that here in suny UK that we are not going to have a summer Boo hoo I dont mind if it is not blazing but just some Sun. I am sick of the wind and rain. Anyways on to my card 

So today I have used the cute little image from Sugar Nellie at Funky Kits she is called wish upon a star
I coloured her with Copics in pinks and greys she has such a cute face.
The Dp I cant remember where I got it from or what it is called and as I am posting this not in my crafty place I will check tomorrow sorry lol.
The flowers are from Mulberry Crafts and I added some stickles to them
Ribbon is from the Ribbon girl 
Sentiment from CC design stamps 
Tiny butterfly woodware punch 
pink pearls and beaded vine are from my stash 
I used waco pearl pen to do the pearl drops along the bottom of the card
so there we go girls hope you like.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Make it Monday .... Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge ... Wings and bling (glitter on my flowers)
CupCake Inspirations ... photo inspiration

Sunday, 15 July 2012

I used to love IceSkating When I was young

Hi all well weekend is over boo hoo back they go so quick lol
well today I have been quite busy craft wise anyway I made 4 cards today and to be honest not sure I am happy with them, never mind I always say us crafters are our own worst critics to make it worse when I took the pictures of them is was dark outside so they didn't photo very well to many shadows so will retake tomorrow but I want to get this post up.

I found a Digi stamp shop called Little Pink Stamps I bought some digi's from them and boy are they fab I love the quirky look of there faces 

She is just fab I coloured her with Copics then added some glitter to her dress shame you cant really see it 
The DP is from the new Magnolia range ~I love them to stunning 
I punched the butterfly with Martha Stewart Punch then sprayed it with spray and sparkle but then noticed can had run out lol and no sparkle so I sprinkle with glammour dust and let it dry very sparkly again you cant see the sparkle very well which is a shame cause it is lush lol.
The die is a Marianne vine leaf die
flowes from Mulberry Crafts
Sentiment from Lili of the Valley
pin I made 
the feather and ribbon from my stash 
so there you go I will retake pic tomorrow when light is better and change it

I would like to enter into the following challenges

Dream Valley Challenges .... Anything but Square
Inspire my Friday .... Anything goes
Sweet and Sassy Digi Challenge ... Fun Card Folds
Art Impression Stamps ... Easel Card or more than one fold card
Scap Creations ... Use something bought in last 2 months (Digi and Card blank And DP)

Thursday, 12 July 2012

LOTV fairy and some colouring tips

Hi folks hope the week is going ok for you I am off to look for a new car today not sure what to get but it needs to be one I can get in ok cause I have no kneecaps lol so it cant be to low down I have a Qashai at them mo which I like so might look for something similar
So lets get to the business of why I am here lol to show you another card I have made
The papers are from HOTP flower pad
the pins I made my self
flowers from Mulberry crafts 
lace my stash
pearl beads good old ebay
Ribbon from the ribbon girl 
pink crystal bead the range, it had bit of pink felt around it but it was to tacky so I cut it off lol
leaf punch Martha Stewart

So today I have used a cute Lili of the valley stamp and I have coloured with copics but with minimal colours and my colourerless blender. To show you how if you don't have a big collection yet or are buying on a budget you can still get good results.
My advice to anyone starting out with copics its to buy skin tones first and a few paler colours as they are easier to blend with fewer pens than darker ones and a must is your blender pen
So with the leaves I used one green copic and a blender pen
the dress, wings, shoes, socks and flowers with one pink colour and the blender pen
the hair with one brown copic and you guessed it a blender pen and I went around the image with a light blue copic. I used the pen to pen technic to give different depths of colour in order to give a blended feel 
pen to pen means you take a lighter colour to a darker colour to make a mid colour. so with the dress  I used my blender as my brush  and used my pink as my colour hope this makes sense. This means you can still get a blended look but with only two or one pens depending on what you have till you build up your collection. I am a sad compulsive crafter and have all the other alcohol markers on the scene and this can be done with anyone of the, I am just greedy lol.
For the skin I wouldn't scrimp on when buying your first pens I normally use E000 E00 E21 E11 and R20 for pink cheeks with R30 to blend it in. There are various other combos for skin like E000 E00 E01 it all depends on how light or dark you want the face.
The other thing I could not do without it my marker chart this is fab for when you are buying your pens as you can see which ones you have already.  I forgot how many repeats I bought when I was starting my collection when I didnt have a chart. I also use it for matching colours with papers and for picking colours that are going to blend well together once you get more practice have little swatch book to to put in your fav colour blends hey nothing like being an organised crafter. I have added some blank colour charts or links as to where you can get them, for copics, promarkers fleximarkers and spectrum Noir feel free to snag them on my Tutorial page there is also a new Distress inks post as well which I will also add resources as a when I make or find some.

so hope you found this post helpful and you also like my card 

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Whimsy Challenge Monochromatic

Hi all well its Wednesday again and time for a fab challenge over at Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog
the theme this week is 


So I didnt use the normal black and white I decided to go for a nice soft brown and white, the image is called Nose to Nose by Crissies Digis at Whimsy Stamps she is so cute I coloured her with Copics and added a little Stickles on her bow, tshirt, bottom of trousers and Doggie collar.
DP is from Nitwits
leave punches are a combo of Martha Stewart and a punch from my stash I cant remember the name of sorry will look at it tomorrow lol.
flowers are all from Create and craft 
The pin I made my self
Organza ribbon my stash 
Craft Candy from Craft work cards
The Sentiment Tickets are from Rainbow Echo Designs at whimsy stamps I love them
they also have a matching die to cut them out with I edge the tickets with a little brown ink
So there you go my lovelies pop along to the challenge blog to join in and see my fellow teamies fab
creations and cant wait to see what you guys create

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Sun flower Sunshine

First of all I would like to say sorry for being MIA this week I have had a really bad chest infection lost my voice and all and spent most of the week hibernating in bed I did manage to colour a couple of images mostly this weekend was the first time I could make a card

This card is a kit From Heathers Hobbie Haven I have coloured her with Distress Markers 
I have got the skin down now I am happy with that the cloths also but grrrr I am still having trouble with the hair infuture I will colour the hair first rather than do a whole image then mess up the hair so any way 
I used 
Distress Markers Scattered Ross for the face and then a bit of Tea Dye for the highlights
the cheeks are done with Worn Lipstick.
The Dress is With broken china as is the shoes.
the flowers with vintage photo, scattered straw and wild honey I then coloured over the petals with a gold spica pen.
The hat is punic stone and the band broken china I added some clear spica to the band
Around the image is Broken glass.

the hair started off with scattered straw then some vingate photo then some walnut stain then with the fine tip but I am so not happy with it 

any ways I am not sure what the papers are as it came it the kit I got as a freebie I added some sunflowers from my stash and some ivory ribbon
The pin I made myself 
I am not to sure pic is clear enough I will try and take another tomorrow and re-add it (gosh I am fussy)
so there you go my lovely 

I would like to enter this card into the folllowing challenges

Inspire me Fridays ... Anything goes
Fat pages and Cards with Attidude .... Anything goes

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Some Sweet Sugar

Hi folks today I some Sweet Sugar to show you I am not feeling to good today I have a sore throat and a bit of a headache I just hope I am not getting a bug as really don't want to feel ill I hate it.
Anyways onto my sweet stuff

I receive my parcel of the new release from Sugar nellie wow talk about fast lol
I couldnt wait to play I made this card and have entered into the Sugar Sunday Challenge 23 on facebook your fav colour combo mine has got to be lilac and white I love the soft look it gives 
I also used my new spellbinders dies for the boarder and the corner.
I also used a Martha Stewart Punch heart and butterfly I inked them both with lilac chalk pad
then added flowers from Mulberrys crafts
The ribbon, Feather and pin are from my stash the pin I made.
I stitched all around with lilac thread
Then to finish added some lilac and white ribbon with a few lilac gems in the corners
The image is coloured in copics

I would like to enter this card into the following

Dream Valley Challenges .... Things with wings
Card Caravan Challenge ... Stitching
The Ribbon Girl ... Something girlie
Charisma Cardz Challenge ... Anything goes

I also wanted to show you my new shelving in my craft room to I have had a tidy of my craft room and a bit of a rearrange 

it is so much easier to keep clean and do you know these shelves have been under my sons bed and not made up since last summer lol I totally forgot about them we remembered them and my other half made them up I cant wait for the other end of my crafty shed to be finished and then all my cutting stuff will go in that bit 

I am having to use this kitchen trolly to put my sewing machine on it takes up to much room and there is where else for it to go boo hoo but I doo love my crafty space

Whimsy Stamps July Digi release and Blog hop

Welcome to the July digi release blog hop!!!! 
If you arrived here from Nicole Gents blog you are in the right place
Now for the hop details:
We have lots of new images to share with you today created by Mooncookie Gallery, StampArt Design by Kathryne, Crissy Armstrong and Lia Stampz and our new artist Dana. All Whimsy Stamps digital images are 300dpi for high print quality.You can re-size, flip, or rotate to fit your own project.
  To find all of today's new releases please visit the Whimsy Stamps Store

Here is my card I made for the hop using a fab Lia Stampz image from the new release today

I coloured this image with copics and added some stickles to her whings and to my dandilion shame it is not clear on the pic, the sentiment is from Rainbow Echo Designs I have started using Versa fine for my sentiments makes a lot of difference and so much clearer.
The DP is from polka Doodles.
the lace is from my stash 
Ribbon from Ribbon Girl
as are the glass gems
Butterfly my stash 
flowers Mulberry Craft
I love colouring this image she is so cute 
so join in the blog hop
Don't forget to leave comments along the way as there will be 2 mystery DT Members who will each be choosing a winner from the comments left on their hop posts! These winners will each win a Whimsy digi image of their choice.

The Grand Prize winner of the hop will be chosen from the very last stop, which is 
Kelly Mannix's  Blog

 This winner will receive 5 digital stamps of their choice from Whimsy stamps 
The hop will run for 1 week and end on Friday 6th July at 12 Noon EST, when the lucky winners will be announced 
Your next top is Doreen OBrian

here is the lineup in case you get lost

WhimsyInspirations Blog

Wendy Keenan 

Sweet Baby Card Swalk

Hi all well yesterday was a total washout it rain cats and dogs, and cows and pigs and chickens lol
ok so it rained a lot lol
today I have brought to you a boys card a baby card these are so much more easier to do rather than grown up or teens cards lol 

For this card I used one of the crafters companion Swalk stamps he is soooo cute with his little bum in the are how many of our kids have slept like that lol
I coloured him with promarkers and fleximarkers
The wooden embellies I inked with blue ink then embossed about 3 times each with holographic embossing power they look fab in the flesh lol
the bead embellie I made and added some ribbon from my stash
the Sentiment is from LOTV which I also embossed 3 times with the holographic powder it is a shame you cant see the effect 
I have added some craft candy on each corner from craftwork cards 
I stitched all around my card with blue glittery thread 
so there you go for my boys card It is so hard not to add lots of flowers and stuff less is better for boys cards

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Chocolate Coffee and cards ... Anything goes
Inspire me Fridays ... Anything goes
CropStop ... Blue
Southern Girls Challenge ... Baby