Friday, 31 July 2015

Blog Candy

Blog Candy

Hi everyone, my post today is some lovely Blog Candy 
and all that you nee to do to be in with a chance of winning this crafty 
bundle is ~ 

A~ Become a follower of my blog
B~ Leave a comment on this post
C~ Leave a link for my Candy on your Blog
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and that's it......Simples

When I have reached my target of 500 followers 
I will draw one lucky winner

Good Luck everyone!!

Huge Hugz

Monday, 27 July 2015

It's Tidy At Last!!

Woohoo!! It's Tidy At Last

Hi everyone, I hope that you've all had a lovely weekend. I spent 
mine sorting out my crafty area, And after almost 3 days it's finally 
done. I can't believe just how much crafty stuff  I have, don't get me 
wrong a girl can never have too much crafty stuff, but just where on 
earth do you put it all LOL.
A couple of weeks ago I decided to decorate some old jars for my buttons, 
and also to recover an A4 ring binder that I've filled with 6 x A4 2mm
thick perspex sheets to use to store some of my self cling stamps. 
I tried to carry the Vintage Butterfly theme that's on the storage boxes 
that I bought last year. 

Here are my decorated button jars

I used 50mm Raw Edged Jute Ribbon which I then stamped with a butterfly 
background stamp, White 25mm Scalloped Edged Lace, Garden Twine, Tag Die, 
Kraft Card & Bronzed Birdcage Charm

And to cover the A4 Ring Binder I used Parcel Paper which I stamped using 
a selection of freebie stamps that you get with card making magazines. I then coloured 
some of the butterflies using my Promarkers.

And here is th A4 binder

And this is how my Craftyroom/Area looks after spending the weekend 
sorting it all out......I wonder just how long it will stay tidy like this LOL

Huge Hugz

Friday, 24 July 2015

The Stamping Chef


Hi everyone, my post today is a card that I made to give my friends daughter, 
I have used TSC Cat Sixx image and thought that I would have a go at 
the "Ombre Technique" I have to say that it's not quite how I would have 
liked it to turn out, maybe I should have stuck with using acetate or glass mat 
as a palate to blend and lift the colour instead of  trying to blend straight 
onto the image.....never mind I know what to do next time don't I lol and 
more importantly Libby loved it :)
The image is from The Stamping Chef TSC and is called 

Cat Sixx

Card Recipe
6x6 white base card, hot pink bazzill, silver mirri, kanban aqua amore 
damask, silver glitter card, hot pink lace, hot pink satin ribbon and hand tied bow, 
hunkydory foiled sentiment, diamond glaze and silver guitar and 
made with love charms

I coloured this fab image using a selection of pro/flexmarkers, 
I then added some diamond glaze to her lips and the guitar.
In the next picture you can see the charms beneath the hand 
tied bow more clearly.

Well I'm off now to play in the garden while the sun's shining. 
I hope that you all have a fab day too :)

Huge Hugz

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges 

Wednesday, 22 July 2015


July?? No It's April

Hi everyone, I hope that you're all having a fabulous start to the week. 
I spent yesterday sorting out all my Digi Images....I knew that I had 
quite a few but I really got quite a shock as to just how many I do have.
Well while I was sorting them I came across some old favourites that 
I'd forgot about, so I printed some of them out ready to colour up.
So my post today is a card that I made last night using one of my 
Hannah Lynn images and this one's called "APRIL" and you can find her

Card Recipe
6x6 white base card, black card, silver miri, kanban aqua amore damask, 
papermaina design paper, aqua satin ribbon & black gems.

I used a selection of pro/flexmarkers to colour this gorgeous image, then added 
glossy accents to her eyes, lips & the leather straps on her arms which hopefully 
you can see more clearly in the next picture.I also added a little crystal stickles.

I hope that you like her as much as me, I had so much fun making her :)

Huge Hugz

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Monday, 20 July 2015

Aurora Wings Challenge # 17 Anything With Wings

Aurora Wings Challenge #17 

Hi everyone, It's time once again for a new challenge to begin over at 
the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog and this time the challenge theme is....

Anything With Wings

I have thoroughly enjoyed myself making my very first Door Hanger as my 
Aurora Wings DT sample for the challenge, and here it is.....

Card Recipe
Plywood Door Danger (made by Hubby) Watercolour Card & Tumble Glass 
Distress Ink to create the sky/cloud background effect.

I then coloured up this gorgeous Aurora Wings image which is called 
"Angel of Sympathy" and you can find her HERE I used Pro/Flexmarkers 
to colour her up. I coloured her up three times and then decoupaged her to 
create a little bit of added dimension, which I hope that you can see in the next picture.

I also added some Diamond Stickles to her wings too. The Mulberry Lilies, Roses, 
Rosebuds, Ivory Pearl Stamens & Leaves are all from Wild Orchid Crafts. 
The Angel Wings Charms & Silver Chain which can be seen in the next picture
 are from my stash.

This is the Plywood Door Hanger my lovely Hubby made for me, before 
I primed it with some Undercoat and then when died I used some PVA 
which I thinned down to use as a sealant.



For more details on the new challenge and to see what fabulous prizes 
you could win, just click HERE 
We really would love you to come and join in with all the fun :)

Huge Hugz

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Friday, 17 July 2015

Ladybird Sprite/Noor Designs DT Call

Aurora Wings New Image Launch & Noor Designs DT Call

Hi everyone, my post today is for the exciting launch of one of TWO brand new 
images from Aurora Wings....The image that I've used for my card is called 

"Ladybird Sprite"

When I first saw this super cute little image I was so excited, I felt just like a kid 
in a sweet shop.....I absolutely love Ladybirds

Card Recipe
6x6 white base card, green bazzill, black card, red bazzill, green garden twine, glossy accents, 
ladybird embellishments and the embossing folder is petite dots from embossalicious.

I also used the super cut Noor Design ladybird border die from Joycrafts 

To colour Mitzi's latest image I used a selection of Pro/Flexmarker alcohol pens 
I then added some glossy accents to the ladybird sprites wings and hat.

I inked up the petite dots embossing folder before running it through my 
sizzix and then tied the garden twine around it.
For more information on Mitzi's gorgeously cute newest images and to also 
see more fab samples from both the Aurora Wings Showcase DT and also 
the Aurora Wings DT just pop over to the  Aurora Wings Showcase Blog 

This card was made using the super cute Noor Designs
 Ladybird Border die from Joycrafts which I absolutely love. I've loved using 
Noor Design dies and embellishments for a long time now and have 
wanted the chance to join their amazing UK Design Team but just never 
quite had the courage until now, when a lovely crafty friend of mine said that 
"you really should try, what have you got to lose" and I thought yes, she's right, 
what have I got to lose, as my grandma would often say 
"A shy bairn gets no broth" lol
I've been on several design teams now and have had lots of my work published in various crafting and digital crafting magazines (I've even been lucky enough to have several pieces of my work make front covers too) I am a designer for Mitzi's Aurora Wings DT 
 and you can see lots of my creations on Pinterest and in various groups on facebook too.
 I really would love the opportunity to be a DT member with Noor Designs UK so fingers 
crossed that I'm lucky enough to be picked during this Noor Designs DT Call 
and good luck to all the other lovely talented crafters out there who are applying too :)

Huge Hugz

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges 

Monday, 13 July 2015

Masked Woman in Lily Garden

Masked Woman in Lily Garden

Hi everyone, I hope that you're all well :) my post today is going to 
be rather a short and sweet one I'm afraid, lots and lots to do but at 
least it keeps me out of mischief hehehe. 
The card that I would like to share with you today was made yesterday 
with an image from Aurora Wings Etsy Shop that I coloured up a 
little while ago now. You can find this beautiful image HERE she's called

Woman With Masquerade Owl Mask In Lily Garden

I had so much fun colouring up this beauty, I hope that you like her as much as I do :)

Huge Hugz

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

One For The Boys

One For The Boys

Hi everyone, I hope that you've all been enjoying this lovely weather that 
we've been having these past two weeks, Summer is definitely here isn't it. 
We've had some glorious sunshine during the day but WOW the storms at 
night have been spectacular here on the north east coast. I absolutely love 
thunder storms, I also love the rough and angry sea too and often head on 
down to the beach to watch the storms there because you can see for miles. 
Well onto today's post which is a card that I made at the weekend, I don't 
make nearly enough cards for the menfolk so I thought I would make one 
for a change, we can't have the menfolk left out now can we lol.

Card Recipe
Black Textured Card cut down to make a 6"x 6" card base.
Dark Olive Green Core'dinations Card
Design Papers from Santoro's Gorjuss 
LOTV Topper which I added Glossy Accents and Distress Ink
Silver Mirri & Black Gems
Happy Birthday Stamp & Slipper Stamp

I hope that you like it :)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges