Sunday, 30 September 2012

Studio 12.....

Morning peeps hope you are all having a fabbie weekend, I  decided to revamp my craft room on Thursday........yet again, I just can't seem to get it how I want to, mind you I haven't fininshed decorating my sons room yet, so upstairs is looking rather a mess at the moment, I have got my hands full today clearing up or I shall never be able to fight my way to my desk.
Today Nikky has another monthly giveaway at Studio 12,
At the end of each month, Nikky has kindly agreed that there will be a competition/giveaway for one lucky person and this month is no exception. So what do you have to do to win some gorgeous Polka Doodles/Studio 12 goodies .... not at all hard we promise ......

1] become a follower
2] put a note somewhere on your blog about the Studio 12 giveaway. Could be in your sidebar or in a post .... the choice is yours.
3] leave a comment on the end of this post.
4] if you are already a follower (thanks so much!), just do points 2 & 3

 This giveaway will last until the end of the month, when a randomly chosen winner will be picked. Good luck everyone.
I have made a card using images and papers from the new Picknix Gingerbread Twist Cd. The baubles I embossed with Aurora embossing powder, I made a window with actate and added anothet paper behind.

hugs n smiles

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Sugar Creek Hollow

Afternoon peeps hope you are all well, today sees the start of a new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow, the theme this week is things with wings, don't forget that we want to see you shabby chic or vinatge. I have used stencils on the background of the tag and fabric and coloured in with promarkers, the stamped image of flowers and bird cage are coloured with Prismas, the butterflies are embossed wth Frantage, all of these are available from Crafty Individuals.

Totally Papercrafts.....pretty pastels.
The Paper Shelter....anything goes.
Stampin' for the weekend.....feeling floral.
Simon Says.....anything goes.
Creative (ribbon, Pearls,Stamp).
hugs n smiles

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

butterfly hanging.........

Morning peeps hope you are not flooded in with all the rain we had again yesterday, the storm clouds look like they are gathering as I type. We seem to be skipping a season and heading straight into winter, the heating has had to go on in our house.....brrrrr.
I thought I'd share with you a card that I made using one of the lush new stamps from Crafty Individuals, they popped through my door a day before I went on holiday......torture as I couldn't play with them straight away, I coloured this one in whilst I was in Italy, now I'm not sure about birds so I turned mine into a Robin and then saw the words Spring so my bird was probably meant to be a Sparrow............mine is just having a hot flush thats all.
I used Victorian velvet and the new Peacock feathers distress inks and a corner stencil from CI to colour the background fabric, the lace I gathered up for the background of the image, the stick I coloured with Prisma pencils as was the image and I added a Crystal drop to the ends of the stick. The stick started life as a skewer for a burger, my family know what I'm like now for recycling things for my projects so I have quite a collection.I layered up the bird, butterflies and eggs for added dimension.

The shabby binding is from Live and love Crafts......totally addicted to, the sweet little flowers with diamantes, the stamp and the stencil can all be found at Crafty Individuals.
Don't forget there are just a few days left to enter this months challenge and don't forget you can get a 25% off your purchases as well a maybe winning the fabbie prize.

Live and love crafts......Lace and trim.
Fab n Funky.....thing with wings.
Charisma.....thing with wings
Raise the Bar.....damask or swirls.
Cupboard Trilogy.....bingso (glitter,lace and flowers)
Try it On Tuesday.......lots of layers
Party time.....anything goes.
Bearly Mine.....add a sentiment.
Crafty Cardmakers.....stitching and lace.
Pile it on....fabric or felt.
hugs n smiles

Monday, 24 September 2012

Sketch n Stash.........

Morning peeps, oh no the rain is back and looks set in for the day, definitely a stay at home and craft day if you are not at work.  I managed to get some more decorating done yesterday, hopefully I'll get round to do the painting of the walls this week, my poor son is sleeping on the floor, well his mattress is on the floor so he only has to roll out of bed.
Today see ths start of another challenge at Sketch N Stash, todays sketch is by Jen and we are sponsered by Tiddly Inks, one lucky winner gets to spend $10 in their store,there are lots of sweet images to chose from.

For my card I have coloured this sweet image called Lilli Claires flowers in with Prismas, the papers are from First Edition

Oh well I'll get my brolly out ready to walk to work.
hugs n smiles

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Sugar Creek Hollow.....

Afternoon peeps well this week has flowen by, last week I was in the sun and this week its back to rain, my sun tan is starting to look rusty. Today sees the start of a new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow and  the theme this week is Animal Farm so we want to see your Vintage creations featuring animals that you would find on a farm. For my card I have used the nursery rhyme,  stamp from Crafty Individuals, the clock I layered up for more dimension......the papers are from Prima, my fave Almanac book which is slowly disappearing but I'm trying to be good and not buy any more.

Totally papercrafts......for a child.
Crafty catz.....buttons.
Really Reasonable ribbons.....autumn colours.
Crafty Ribbons....vintage.
Craftroom Challenge.....childhood memories.
Vintage Elusions.....anything goes.
Crafts for Eternity.....Nursery Rymnes

Have a fabbie weekend
hugs n smiles

Friday, 21 September 2012

Christmas sparkle......

Morning peeps I thought I'd share with you this card I made featuring one of the new stamps from Crafty Individuals, such a sweet deer image, they dropped through my letterbox a couple of days before I went on holiday and I just had to have a play with at least one of them before I went away. The others I stamped up and took on holiday to colour. I used a Imperial Purple from Versamark to ink the image and then embossed with Aurora from Cosmic Shimmer to get a lovely deep coloured sparkle. I coloured in the image with Prisma pencils picking out colours from the Christmas background paper which is also from Crafty Individuals. The snowflake is done using Frantage powders, glitter and flakes and is topped off with a bow using the delish crinkled seam binding from Live and Love Crafts.

Fashionista...anything goes Christmas.
LEJ Designs......sparkle and shine.
Oldie but a us your ribbons (papers and lace are my oldest)
Try It On Tuesday....anything goes.
Simon Says....emboss it.
Off to work now first day back after my holls
hugs n smiles

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Christmas Tag........

Afternoon peeps hope you are all well, yesterday we had our yearly conference at work and that meant a serious amount of chocolate tasting all starts again today. We got to see the whole Christmas range before it hits the shops, so I thought it was apt to share with you a tag I have made for Studio 12 featuring the new Gingerbread Twist Cd, I layered up part of the image of the sweet gingerbread man and added a sting bow, the torn background paper, label and tape are also images off the same Cd.

Creative Inspirations.....Christmas.
Divas by Design.....lovely layers.
Bunny Zoe.....distressing
Ladybug Crafts.....Christmas.
Delightful challenges.....distress.
Paperplay....Holiday Season (Christmas)

hugs n' smiles

Monday, 17 September 2012

Ooh La la.............

Bonjour or should that be Buon I am back off my hols in Italy, we had a wonderful time, the weather was fabbie at about 28 degrees not too hot with a lovely breeze, got lots of colouring done.....I know I'm sad I sit outside colouring in images when I'm on my holls, but for me its soooooo relaxin' and if I read a book I nod off.
A big thank you for all the lovely comments left on scheduled posts and I'm hoping to pop by later after all the washing has been done........thats the worst thing about holidays all the washing to be done.

Well today sees the start of a new challenge over at Ooh La La Creations and the the theme this week is If the shoe fits, for my card I have used Shoes in Bloom part 2 Cd, layering up parts of the flowers for a more dimensional look. love the rich colours of this and they are perfect for our Indian Summer that we are having at the moment.

Hugs n smiles
catch up with you all later

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Sugar Creek Hollow.........

Afternoon peeps well its Saturday and that means I'm back off my holls tomorrow...........oh well I'm having a couple of days off before restarting work, break myself in gently as I kn0w we will be doing early Chrstmas  and Halloween as soon as I get back.
The theme this week at Sugar Creek Hollow  is Pretty In pink so we want to see your Vintage or Shabby Chic pink monochromatic designs. I have used an old stamp by Papermania and stamped it on to fabric that I had coloured using distress stains and then went over it with picket fence for a more washed out look, I then picked out the roses and leaves by colouring them with Promarkers, after that I spritzed heirloom gold over the top for a more vinatge look, the rose was made by spritzing paper with glimmer mist, the stamp I used is from the Artistic Stamper and I added the wire and pearl to the centre.The papers are Pion from   Live and Love Crafts as is the seam binding. I'm so loving Frantage at the moment so the heart chipboard shape has been embossed with added flakes and glitter for that lovely texture. The gorgeous lace is from Crafty Individuals.

Sir Stampalot......vintage

catch up with you all real soon
probabaly after a mountain of washing and
hugs n smiles

Monday, 10 September 2012

Sketch n Stash......

Morning fellow bloggers today is the start of a new challenge at Sketch n Stash, the sketch is by Jill who unfortunately has since left.....buts its such a fabbie sketch we thought we would still play along with it.

MeiFlower are giving one lucky winner £20 the spend in store

For my card I have used this sweet pirate stamp by Nellie Snellen........and the pirate papers are Land Ho.  from Nitwits. I have coloured the image in with Prisma pencils. Guess whose 4 real soon......

Catch up with real soon
hugs n smiles

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Sugar Creek Hollow...........

Afternoon peeps hope you are all well, this is a scheduled post as I'm in Italy, hopefully the sun is shining for you all as well as me, cos we so derserve some sun after this wet Summer.
The challenge this week at Sugar Creek Hollow is use fabric but no ribbon or lace........this is a toughie because I lurvvvvvve my lace, so I thought I'd do the next best thing and create a ruffle of fabric to go around the main image which I used TAP paper for ......really easy to use and keeps all the colour of the main image when transfering onto the fabric available from Crafty Individuals, I then stitched down the pearls on top of the ruffle, I wanted it to still look kinda shabby so I frayed the edges. I used the corner Anja die to create the square background. The delish papers are Pion Cherry Blossom available from Live and Love Crafts is the lovely seam binding that I used for the bow. I even stitched down the buttons and around the edges of the paper.............never done so much although it was a struggle to thread the needle.

Thanking you for your comments 
will catch up when I get back
hugs n smiles

Monday, 3 September 2012

Proud Mummy moment........

Evening peeps, I am having a proud Mummy moment, my Son got his results today for his Masters Degree and he got a First which is a Distinction so we are having a celebratory meal of fish n So proud of him as he's has worked his socks off this past year getting up at 6:00am and getting home at 7:00pm to get in as much time as he could, he has trained to become a Technical/Enviroment Artist in the gaming industry.Now he just needs to find a job, which I'm sure he'll get.......fingers crossed.
hugs n smiles

Ooh La La......

Morning peeps this is my last post..... well apart from a couple of scheduled posts, which fingers crossed will post whilst I'm away. The challenge at Ooh La La for this fortnight is Teddy Bear Antics, for my card I have used the For Every Day Occasions Cd .Just loving this sweet ted on the back of his lamb rocker, which I layered up for added dimension. Lots of sparkle on this as I sprayed the image and then added Star Dust stickles.

Better start the cleaning followed by the packing and besfore that
my son wants to pop over to the university to pick some things up so I guess I'm going to
have a busy day.
Hugs n smiles

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Crafty Individuals.............

Yay its time for a new challenge at Crafty Individuals after having a couple of months off its time to join in the challenges again and this month the challenge was chose by Carol Fox...... and the theme is End of Summer Days, which is kinda sad cos that means darker nights, on the bright side we are due some decent weather over the next few days so lets hope we have an Indian Summer during September which is one of my favourite months along with May. Also if you enter the challenge this month you get a wopping 25% off purchases for the whole month of the challenge.........OMG that is such a fabbie incentive to get creating........what you waiting for. !!!!!
For my project I have done another mini album, this time using the new stamps featuring the birds, clocks and lace from Crafty Individuals. I made the masterboard first using Paper Artsy Fresco paints, sponging through stencils then I stamped the new clock stamp and embossed it in white, after that I cut the board into equal pieces and then started to decorate the pages using embellishments from CI.

Front Cover

Out of the Hat Creations......favourite techniques (collage and distressing).
Crafty Creations......a summer scene.
Deep Ocean....thing with wings.
Sweet Stamps......favourite technique (collage and distressing)
Poodles Parlour.....winged things
hugs n smiles

Studio 12 giveaway...

Morning peeps over at Studio 12 today we have  lots of inspiration as well as a giveaway .........

At the end of each month, Nikky has kindly agreed that there will be a competition/giveaway for one lucky person and this month is no exception. So what do you have to do to win some gorgeous Polka Doodles/Studio 12 goodies .... not at all hard we promise ......

1] become a follower
2] put a note somewhere on your blog about the Studio 12 giveaway. Could be in your sidebar or in a post .... the choice is yours.
3] leave a comment on the end of this post.
 4] if you are already a follower,
just do points 2 & 3.

 This giveaway will last until the end of the month, when a randomly chosen winner will be picked. Pop over to Studio 12 to see full details and lots of inspirational goodies.

For my card I chose elements from the Gingerbread Twist CD, crammed with lovely shabby papers and sweet images to get you in the mood for Christmas, I used Gimp to layer up the image and sentiment on top of the scrummy striped paper, printed it off twice and then cut out the gingerbread man and layered on top of the main image for added dimension, added glitter, stitching, buttons and a bow to complete.

Have a fun filled day, I normally clean through before I go on holiday
but this year I have decided to decorate my sons room so I'm just
about to turf him out of bed to get some more painting done.
........will I ever learn not to take on big projects, because I will still
have to clean through cos of all the mess I've
hugs n smiles 

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Ready Teddy Go.......

Afternoon peeps , this is the second post today, as its the First of the month we have the start of a new challenge at Ready Teddy Go and the theme this month is to use a number on your project, being as my Grandson fourth birthday is fast approaching I thought I'd go with the number 4, I have used papers from Polka Doodles and the image is  a Pop Coorn bear stamp which I got from a show a couple of years back, and of course I had to add lashings of glitter

Craft.........shaped card.
Little Red wagon.....use a number.
Fashionista......card for a child.
Celebrate the Occassion.....card for a child.
Bearly Mine......anything that glitters.
Stamps and (Bow, Joker and stars)
hugs n smiles