Monday, 30 January 2012

Tilda with Daisy (stamp and create product spotlight)


This week at Stamp and Create there is upto 25% off Magnolia's, and a restock is due in the middle of the week if the one you are desperate for is not currently in stock a little nudge to your husband ready for valentines day perhaps?

I have used Tilda with Daisy. She has been coloured in copics and mounted onto Basic Grey Oxford paper (not just for male cards). The large flower is prima and there is a Basic Grey Green at Heart brad in the centre, the little ones at the top are from this stunning pack too. The lace is cluny which just adds to the card.

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Thalia - Kraftin Kimmie Critter Sketch 100th post blog hop


Welcome to my blog. You should have joined me from Darsie, whom has shared her fantastic creation with you. Today is the

and the hop will be lasting for a week (closes 8am est on the 5th Feb). If you get lost at all please nip back to the start at the Critter Sketch Challenge Page. There are 3 prizes from our blog hop sponsors and they will be selecting 3 winners. To be able to win you will need to comment on everyones blog and complete a project using the sketch and upload it to the Critter Blog.
I hope that you have had fun here and the next desitination for you is the lovely Jacqui.

my card details.

Flower is handmade by my friend Gisele.

Challenges

Friday, 27 January 2012

Aphrodite - Kraftin Kimmie (Totally Papercrafts DT)


This is one of the new goddesses range called Aphrodite. She has been coloured in copics and polychromo's. Yes I made her at the sametime as yesterday's card, so the papers etc are all the same. The pearls are from a left over swirl.  This is my design team card for Totally Papercrafts this week where the theme is lace and pearls and was choosen by the lovely Dora. The sponsor is Crafty Emma Stores.

Challenges

Creative Inspiration - anything goes (no more than 10 other challenges)
Crafts and Me - Pink and Sparkly
Everybody Art - Swirls
Charisma - Pretty in Pink (no more than 10)
Kraftin Kimmie - spotlight on image
Paperplay - lovely lace
Papertake weekly - happy highlights
Moving along with the times - flowers
Simon Says - Anything goes

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Windswept - Elizabeth Bell for Sugar Nellie (2009)


Sorry there was no post yesterday I had a screaming migrane and was in bed by 7pm unheard of since I was a small child.
Here is todays card I love this image, and she has been neglected for so long. The paper is a very old basic grey pad called bittersweet which was discontinued about 3 years ago. I have edged the papers with Victorian Velevet distressed ink. The stickles are actually pink on the flowers they are a shade called cotton candy, which i got years ago (you can tell I have had a massive sort out of my craft room and rediscovered old stash). The lace and flowers are from WOC and the pearls are Hobby House.

Challenges
Oldie but goldie - have a heart
simon says - anything goes
Creative Inspirations - anything goes
crafts and me - pink and sparkly
sugar bowl - sketch and paper piecing
my mum's craft shop - flowers
everybody art - swirls
basic grey - favourite things - flowers, lace and pink
Paperplay - lovely lace
Cute card thursday - your a gem
papertake weekly - glitter highlights
Sugar Nellie facebook- colour pallett
Charisma - pretty in pink

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Demeter - Kraftin Kimmie


Was I shocked to get these through the post yesterday and had to stamp this one up and begin colouring it. My lovely husband brought them as a surprise set as I had said how much I loved them ( I did Classical Studies as one of my A Levels nearly 20 years ago - eekkk). This stunning lady is called Demeter. I have cloloured her in copics and polychromo's. The paper is MME Lost and found Sunshine Pad, I simply adore this paper. The flowers are WOC, and the lace I think was the ribbon girls.

Now before the challenges I am trying to discover new challenge blogs and moving them from the sidebar to a page tab as for some reason blogger is not letting me copy and paste into the little box and also I am not able to comment on some people's blogs, if you know what I may have done wrong can you please tell me how to fix it.

Challenges

Secret Crafter - food and drink
Kraftin Kimmie - spotlight on image
Sketch Saturday
Papertake Weekly
Make it monday
Cupcake challenges - love (this card is Demeter the goddess of fertility and is a goodluck card for someone very special who starts IVF next week)
Simon says stamp and show - song title - fields of gold.
Stamp with fun - cute  vintage
creative stamp friends - vintage/antique
Craft your passion- colour bingo

Monday, 23 January 2012

Lemonade Anyone? - Belles and Whistles (Stamp and Create Product Spotlight)


Hello All, Have you checked out the post on the Stamp and Create blog yet? No you could win a prize a week, this week there is a fantastic High Hopes Stamp on offer, so when you have been here, nip over.

The spotlight this week is on Belles and Whistles Stamps. I have used one from the first release I think called Lemonade Anyone. I have mounted her on Basic Grey Marjoraine papers and the brads and button used are also Basic Grey, I love how they co-ordinate with the papers, don't you? No flowers as I have used this wonderful ornamental bracket from Tim Holtz.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

I now have a quilting blog which I have just started as I have always wanted to make a quilt.

Friday, 20 January 2012

Felicity Kraftin Kimmie (Totally Papercrafts DT)

This week on totally papercrafts we would like to see you create your own flowers. I have used a marianne collectable die to create the blue flower. We are sponsored by MelJens whom are offering fantastic prize.

I have used this gorgeous Kraftin Kimmie Stamp called Felicity and hav mounted her on Bo bunny Snowfall Papers. The snowflake die is a magnolia, the ribbon is stash and the other flowers are Wild Orchard Crafts.

Challenges
ABC Xmas - Anything goes

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

WOYWW








I have been having a tidy up and out this week. I am hoping this will make things easier to find.

FIL is now out of hospital so hoping our luck picks up soon x

Have a nice week all.

Monday, 16 January 2012

Rose and Felix - wee stamps by Whimsey (Stamp and Create Product Spotlight)


I have used Rose and Felix from the Wee Ones range by Whimsey, which have been coloured in copics and polychromo's. The papers are by Fancy Pants called Love Story are just perfect for valentines day or for weddings. The adage ticket is Tim Holtz, the lace is cluny (my favourite), the gems which are in her hair and in the top right corner are basic grey half pearls in grazz and ivy, the button is from basic grey olivia embellishment set, the little brads holding the adage ticket on are from the american crafts pastels set. The twine holding the button in place is also holding a little heart charm.

Challenges -

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Alice - Kraftin Kimmie

I so adore this stamp. Coloured in copics and polychromo's the papers are My Minds Eye - Paris.

Kept it very simple as the papers and lace are so pretty it didn't need any other embellishments.

Challenge -
Kraftin Kimmie - Sketch

Friday, 13 January 2012

Abracadabra - Lili of the valley (totally papercrafts DT card)

Sorry I am late this morning posting, one of those days, need I say more? The theme on Totally Papercarfts this week is spots and stripes and we are sponsored by the wonderful Alota Rubber Stamps.

I have coloured Abracadabra by Lili of the valley in copics and then mounted onto basic grey Oxford papers. The ribbon is from the ribbon girls.

Challenges -
Basic grey - something new - new stamp
Lili's little fairies - favourite stamp
Smons Says - spots and stripes

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Tilda (sitting) with cherries


Good morning all, dark and dismall and the type of rain I call scottish as it is a mist that penetrates your bones iykwim. Thank you for all your messages on FIL, he is still in hopsital but slowly on the mend.

I have used an old tilda which was a rak of Jayne (serendipity) sometime last year. I have coloured her in copics and cut her out and sat her on my magnolia die cut branch. The papers are the new mme lost ad found sunshine they are so lush  so look out for them being used lots!

challenges
Totally gorgeous - sketch
papertake weekly - diecuts
just magnolia - anything goes.

Monday, 9 January 2012

Tiny Dancer - Wags and Whiskers (Stamp and Create product spotlight)

I have used Tiny Dancer by Wags and Whiskers (she is available in both digi and rubber) and coloured her in copics and polychromo's. The paper is a pad by Kaisercraft called Lush which is currently out of stock but there are other new Kaisercraft pads available. The lace is called embroidered flowerand the charm is heart2. The stunning butterflies are a die by cc designs.

Challenges-
Wild Orchard Crafts - Anything goes
Bunny Zoes - picture inspiration

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Friday, 6 January 2012

Wish Upon a Star - Sugar Nellie


This week on Totally Papercrafts,  the lovely Anne has choosen a fantastic sketch by Sue. This is my take on it. There is a fantastic prize of $25 from Simon Says for the lucky winner.

Challenges -
Crafts and Me- open
Flutterby - open
Magic Mondays - open
Papertake weekly - open
Basic Grey -anything goes


Ingredients
Image - Sugar Nellie - Wish upon a star
paper - Basic grey Wassail
Funflock -stamp and create
button - basic grey koshi - stamp and create
pearls - hobby house
punch - mcgill  pine
flowers - wild orchard crafts
twine - stash
copics
twinkling h2o's
polychromos

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Angry Ballerina - Kraftie Kimmie

The challenge on Kraftin Kimmie this week is make a tag. Not made one before so this was a challenge lol. Coloured in copics Angry Ballerina has been mounted onto tilda papers (rak of Elaine) which have been faux stitched on the join. The ribbons and lace are ribbon girl (actually they are spotty but it doesn't show well on the photo). The flower, button and twine are stash. I hope you like it.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Happy New Year

Happy New Year Everyone. I have had an enforced crafting break in December due to family illness, a death in the family, the subsequent funeral just after Christmas and now another family member in hospital. Therefore my craft rating has slipped drastically so I hope all my followers come back.

Ok cup of tea hidden and my new polychromo's on the left. An image ready to colour ready for some dt work.

Off to look around your desks at WOYWW.