Monday, 29 April 2013

Ooh la La.....

Bonjour my fellow challenge bloggers, wow the sun is shining at the moment whilst I write this post just hope that it lasts a bit longer than yesterday. Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Ooh La La creations and the theme this fortnight is Vintage/Nostalgic.......for my card I have used this lovely ladies image from the Passion for Fashion CD to make this step card, the cut out fan is also on the cd talking of  is on offer at just £6.99 with free P&P at the moment, jam packed with lots of nostalgic and vintage images.

have a lovely week

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Sugar Creek Hollow.....

Afternoon peeps, what a mixed bag of weather we are having this week, Tuesday was lovely and warm and yesterday we had hail. I'm off tomorrow and I'm hoping for a chill out day after the past few weeks of wedding shopping, although I have still got to get some shoes, other than that I think everything is pretty much in place.

The theme this week at Sugar Creek Hollow is.....Numbers and words, I made a mini album using papers and toppers from the Kraftyhands Cd called Man about Town, I had fun making the charms, using embossing to create the keys.

the album consists of three Graphic 45 tags which I painted in bronze
before coving with the papers from Man about Town.

close up of embossed locks and keys
I used tea dye embossing powder for that lovely rusty look.

front of the tags, each band can hold tickets, tags ad photos

backs of pages

Journalling spots and photo mounts
Paper Shelter....masculine.
Fussy and Fancy....vintage.
Penny Paper Crafting.....anything goes.
Simon Says.....anything goes.
Crafting by Design....anything goes.
Allsorts...anything but a card.

have a lovely weekend
hugs n smiles

Friday, 26 April 2013

Faithful Friends......

Good morning to you all, hope you are having a great weekend, only today for some of you to go until the weekend......well it is for everyone technically it's just that some of have to work Saturdays, oh well I'm planning a chill day on Sunday unless my daughter has other plans that she hasn't told me about.

Thought I'd show you a card that I made using this West Highland White image from a new CD that Ooh La La Creations are launching on Create and Craft tomorrow at 11:00am the Cd is Called Faithful Friends and can be pre-ordered from here, if you are a dog lover you will surely love this Cd as there are soooooo many different breeds featured on it. The CD features the art work of Tanya and Craig Amberson.

I have kept it very CAS with just elements from the CD

have a great day
catch you all later

Monday, 22 April 2013

Sketch n Stash......

Morning all, hope you had a lovely weekend, the sun shone and the flowers have started to bloom, lets just hope that this is the start of Spring. I went to a local wedding fair with my daughter and soon to be son-in -law to order the last bits n' bobs for their wedding, just got to get my shoes and my outfit is complete, hubby and son have been measured for their suits, we pick up my daughter dress this week after it has had a corset put in the back and then its just waiting for the big day. Ethan is having a matching suit, he is going to look adorable in his Prince Edward jacket with cravat.

Today sees the start of a new sketch challenge over at Sketch n Stash.

this fortnight we are being sponsered by
Crafty Individuals

one lucky winner gets these goodies.

For my card I have used one of the new stamps called CI386 Summertime
I have coloured the main background of the image with distress inks in Victorian Velvet and Bundles sage, I then added colour to parts of the elements of the image and also added layers by stamping the images a couple of times. I sprayed the main image with spray and shine and sprinkled some glitter on to it whilst it was drying. The flowers are from the elements stamp collection CI 206 Flower Heads.

Creative Card Crew.....handmade flowers.
My Time To Craft....stitching.
Vintage Stamping....thank you.
Simon Says.....coulouring (I've used promarkers, prisma pencils and inks)
Fussy and fancy....vintage.

Have a lovely week

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Working progress.....

Afternoon peeps, the theme this week at Sugar Creek Hollow face, we want to see your vinatge or shabby chic projects with a baby on, I am in the process of making a baby album using Graphic 45 Little Darling papers, this is the front cover of the album, I am about half way through the rest of the pages so I still have a way to go before this is finished.When it s finally finished it will have photos of Ethan abd Zachary in it.

I have frantaged the edge of the baby image, the work Lullaby has been
highlighted with glossy accents and a sprinkle of glitter.

this week we have a guest designer joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow
Starr Timmons.......Her blog URL is
so pop by and see her lovely work as well as the other design teams creations.
Hugs n' smiles

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Man about town.....

Here is another card using papers and a topper from The Man About Town CD from Kraftyhands, this time I have gone for a distressed look using tea dye embossing powder and clear embossing for the edges of the paper.There is a lovely collection of 6x6 papers on this Cd as an added bonus

The centre of the circles as well as the star have been embossed in tea dye
to get a real rusty finish, the threaded scallop piece has seam binding threaded
through and the burlap I prised apart.

If you want to see more of the Design teams work tune into Create and Craft at 12:00 and 3:00pm
Off for a couple of days, we were going to London today but thought better of it, didn't want to get caught up in any of the upheavel of the funeral of Margaret Thatcher, will probabaly go tomorrow instead.
hugs n smiles

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Man about town.......

Tomorrow sees the launch of a new Cd from the buys at Kraftyhands called Man about town, this Cd is full of lovely male vintage images and papers. The times of the shows are 12:00pm and 3:00pm, my card uses papers from the gate fold collection, you get the images and layers to complete the card, there are also step cards, pyramid decoupage, toppers and base layers as well additional 6x6 vintage papers, so there are lots to choose from.

Design image is called the tennis player

inside of card

back tomorrow with another card using this fabbie cd

Monday, 15 April 2013

Ooh La La.......

 Evening peeps hope you all had a good weekend, I went bra shopping yesterday, I thought I would get measured, when the lady came in the changing room she looked at me and then left,.......hmmmmm I thought, I was about to get dressed and then the lady returned with a bra, I did tell her she had not measured me and she said she measured by eye not a tape measure......hmmmm yeh as if..... lo and behold though she was right. Mind you I'm back on the diet as I've put my 5lbs back on after all those easter eggs.

Well after all that its time for a new challenge at Ooh la La Creations and the the theme this week is to make an easel card, I have used images and papers from the Fleur d'imagination Cd and the image is called Doily.

I have used liquid pearls for around the edge of the doily

have a fabbie week

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Design team call

Sugar Creek Hollow is holding a Design Team call. We are looking for three (3) individuals to join the Sugar Creek Hollow Design Team. The successful applicant does not have to have Design Team experience but must have an active blog and be creative, enthusiastic and punctual. We will be moving to challenges every two weeks beginning in May.

The successful applicant must be willing and able to do the following:

Create in a vintage and/or shabby chic style

Commit to an initial term from May 4 to October 19, 2013, inclusive

Create and blog one project every two weeks (further requirements such as a blog hop may come up once in a while)

Take good photos and submit them on time (By 7:00 pm EST on the Wednesday prior to the challenge)

Use sponsor images when provided

Comment on assigned challenge entries (we have a rotation system so you will not be required to comment on every entry unless you wish to)

Respond to all emails and requests for information on time

To apply  send an email with Design Team Call in the subject box to with the following information:

Your name

Your email

Your blog URL and links to any online galleries you might have

Three (3) samples of your best vintage and/or shabby chic work

A list of your past and present Design Teams (if any)

A little bit about you

A brief note about why you would like to be part of the Sugar Creek Hollow team

This Design Team call will end on April 21st and successful applicants only will be notified by April 25th.

Sugar Creek Hollow......

Afternoon peeps are you ready for a new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow, the theme this week is a nice easy one......just use a stamp, no digis this week and don't forget we want to see your vintage or shabby chic creations. I have used a Crafty Individuals stamp CI 377 called A night of Romance, I layered up the name banner and the couple , I used a cosmic shimmer embossing powder which has a lovely purple hint to it. I used three coloured memento inks for the backround of the stamp. The main background paper I made using Pan Pastels and then over stamping with the Springtime Music stamp CI 194 and the Harlequin script stamp CI 171. The swirl has been frantaged, just love the textured effect.

Live and Love (cheesecloth,vintage and flowers).
By the cute and Girly.....vinatge.
Sir Stampalot.....special occasion.
Stampin' for the weekend....friendship.
Creative Inspirations....anything goes.

just had to share this piccie of baby Zachary, we looked after him yesterday in the  morning before we picked up Ethan from Nursery, both have been under the weather and have hardly slept.

have a fabbie weekend

Monday, 8 April 2013

Sketch n Stash.....

Evening peeps this is one very late post, it should have been done this morning but I wasn't happy with my card and have left it until now to finish and I'm still not sure about it. I have spent the day fininshing off my Graphic 45 album, and finally coloured my hair, I was begining to resemble a badger, I so hate colouring it and its not as if I do it, my son is a dab hand at colouring hair so he does it for me.....

Welcome to Sketch n Stash
The optional theme this fortnight is embossing.
We also have two sponsers this week

My Mums Craft shop with a prize of £10

and Dis Digi stamps with a prize of $10

For my card I have used this sweet fairy image from Lili of the Valley which is coloured in with Prismas, the papers are from First Edition, Dreamcatcher, and I have added embossed die cut corners using a Marianne Die. I have heat embossed the flowers using Cosmic Shimmer Aurora embossing powder for lots of shimmer.

Hugs n smiles

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Sugar Creek Hollow.......

Afternoon peeps I'm having a long weekend, after the Easter rush of last weekend, I thought I'd have a couple of me days to chill and craft, although knowing me I will end up being side tracked, today I am at a workshop with Clare Chevrill making another fabbie Graphic 45 project, although I don't now what we are making until I get there so its a surprise........

Today sees the start of a new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow, the theme this week is flourishes, you can use pearls/stamps etc as long as you include some flourishes on your vintage/shabby chic project. This is a card that I made for someone to celebrate an anniversary of their first kiss.........awwwww. I have used Pion papers and image to create this monchromatic card available at Live and Love Crafts. I frantaged the edges of the papers after I had stamped the background with the words Amour and Memory dictionary definitions. The seam binding I coloured using Weathered wood distress ink and the flower embellishment on the tag is made from melted embossing powder from Wow, just adds a smidge of colour.

By The cute and girly.....vinatge.
Shabby Tea room.....beautiful blues.
LEJ designs.....your favourite style (vintage)
Papercrafting Journey.... monochromatic.
Hugs n smiles


Morning peeps this is the first of two posts today, we have a new monthly challenge for you over at Kraftyhands, the theme this month is......April showers, we want to see you use shades of blue. I have used papers and images from the latest Cd, Kew Floral Collection, this is an 8x8 card with lots of layers, I love the ribbon threader card that you get on this CD, you can use the scallop edge as I have done or cut it off and use your favourite punch on the opposite side, or do both.

I'm off for a day of crafting today and I might be having two little people
for a sleepover .guess who won't be getting many zzzzz's 
hugs n smiles

Friday, 5 April 2013

Crafty Individuals......

Morning peeps, hope you are all well and not too cold, it has actually started to snow here although it didn't last too long. I thought I would share with you my project for this months challenge at Crafty Individuals, the lovely Gio has picked the theme......Spring into Fashion..... for this month, giving you lots of possablilties. Check out the details here as well as see Gios lovely handbag. For my project I have done a quirky mini album made from one piece of 12 x 12 paper, all of the images/stamps are from Crafty Individuals, which I have stamped, embossed and layered up, I coloured the images in with Prisma pencils. I stamped and embossed a butterfly which I stuck to a mini clothes peg which I have used as a fastener to keep the album closed.

Stamps used
CI206 Flower heads for the tag.
CI379 Dreaming of Lilies, main image.
CI364 Pretty Design elements.

CI364 Pretty design elements.
CI100 Always young, for the tag

CI306 French Corsets and
CI328 sewing notions

CI285 Hats and bonnets.
You must use at least one Crafty Individuals product on your entry, when you enter you will recieve a code to save a whopping 25% off any order fabby is that.
Hugs n smiles