Please follow I love my crafty friends

Friday, 27 January 2012

Creative Stamp Mag and Cuddly Buddly OMG I AM published

OMG  it has been a long couple of months waiting for the fab mag Creative Stamping to come out WHY you ask well if you look on page 55 its Meeeee with 3 cards usng the fab Cuddly Buddly digi images. To say I am very proud is an understatement when I went to get the mag I made the poor lady at the till wait while I unwrapped the mag and said look look that's me lol she must have thought I was a mad women, which of course I was, I have a houseful of boys who just don't get it so hadtso share with someone, if I could have stopped every person on my way home I would have, just to show them, but I refrained lol but it was soooo hard lol.

See one of my cards on the front page OMG I am so happy (sorry)lol

Any Way  here are the cards that where submitted for publish.

They are soo cute love them and they where fab to colour 
image available at Cuddly  Buddly Here they are by the fab Pachela Studios and are called Just the Two Us.

This one is also very cute and is available here and is called With a Cherry on Top.
This one is very cute for a Wedding Card Valentine anything lovey really lol it is available here and is called 
Because Your Worth it.


This last card was submitted but not featured not enough room me thinks but wanted to show you it any way 
the image is called Wedding Day and available here although they didnt show this one, I think it is my fav

So there you go get the mag Creative stamping and take a look if nothing else they offer £20.00 worth of stamps free and loads of other great crafters. Thank you so much for looking and leaving a comment I am so full of love today lol, I totally know that if I had never had a blog I would never would have had this opportunity it was the best thing I ever did love you all 

to Celebrate my fab good news I will be adding a fab Candy On Monday so watch this space. 






Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Whimsy Stamps inspiration Card

 Hi Everyone halfway through the week hope all is well with you sorry not been about much I have had a viral infection and I look like I had lumps growing out my neck as they where swollen.  Anyway enough of me lol my Card to day is for inspiration Wednesday over at Whimsy stamps and also don't forget there is a new challenge starting today over at Whimsys challenge blog with the theme of Pearl and Bling.

So onto my card


This is a cute little image call Birdie Friend available here I coloured her with Copics and Prisma pencils, I made a Cross over card today using papers from magnolia and shocking pink Card stock I was going to go for a paler pink but it didnt turn out that way lol
I used a whimsy label die and the stamp is from my stash. The flowers are from mulberry crafts and the ribbon is also a stash item. To finish the insert I added pink metal works die shape.

card insert I left a space to add a fuller sentiment or verse.
I added a Martha Stewart boarder punch and placed the pink ribbon over it.



Side view of card
To finish of I added some pink pearl gems on the ribbon and on the card insert 
so there you go hope you like it.
Dont forget to pop over to whimsy challenge blog to join in on this weeks challenge


Saturday, 21 January 2012

One stop Craft Challenge Under the Weather

 Welcome crafters to another challenge Over at 
One Stop Craft Challenge and our theme for this week is 

 Under the Weather 

 We have two brill sponsors this week they are 

 With a fab prize of £10.00 to spend at there shop 
Store Bio

This site is dedicated to bringing great ranges of stamps to the UK.After years of lusting after stamp ranges available in the US and other countries but pretty impossible to get here I decided to do somethig about it and this site was born. 
and also 

who is offering a Fab $15.00 to spend at her shop
Store Bio

Fred She Said Designs offers a wide variety of digital products with a floral flair and cute characters too - Digi's, Pre-coloured images, Papers, Sets, and Fred's Flower Kits.  Have some fun with Fred!

 The image I used today is from 

 Fred She Said

it is called Angel Patience available here

she is very adorable I coloured this image with prisma pencils. The Digi Design paper is from Nitwits as are the paper flowers I cute them out and added a rose from Mulberry Crafts to the center. the circle the image is on is also from the same Nitwits Set Valentine and Valentine too. The ribbon is from the ribbon girl and is pink seam binding.  The lace is from hobby craft and flower boarder is from Bee Habby.
To finish off the sentiment is from Swalk stamp set and stamped with Distress ink lipstick stain.






Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Whimsy Challenge use Brown and Blue on your Card

Today I have a card for you for the fab Whimsy Challenge and this challenge theme is 
Blue and Brown 
two of my fav colour combo's.

The digi I used is by the fab Artist Lia Stampz
and is called Molly you can get her here

For this card I used the spellbinders borderbilities for the sides of the card I have had these for a while but never used them naughty me. I coloured the image with prisma pencils The Digi paper is from Nitwits and Kraft paper is from pink pettiecoat who have a fab selection of kraft digi paper 
The fence is one of the new Marianne dies that come with the little bird and birdhouse I added some white acrylic paint but for some reason it turned creamish not sure why. The tree die is from Memory box love it
The Sentiment is a whimsy sentiment set and matching die. I added some gems down the side of the card

The ribbon is from good old Hobby Craft. I stitched around the card with a combo of zigzag and straight Stitching in white cotton. To finish of I added some flowers from Mulberry Crafts.

So pop along to the challenge blog and have a go to win a fab prize.

Truly Scrumptious Challenge Card use Something forgotten

Welcome to my first post for the day and this is for the 
Truly Scrumptious challenge and the theme for this challenge is
Something Forgotten so use something you forgot you had, wasnt to hard as I have far to much stash.

So for this challenge we are sponsered by 
Whiff of Joy

So for this challenge I had a good route around my craft room and found two sets of Spellbinders die still in the packet unopened and unused I got them last yr and never used them naughty me again.

For this card I decided not to use an image but just some flowers some lace, ribbons, gems and a sentiment
unfortunately the die I put the flowers on in 3 matted layers you can really see cause I went a bit mad with the flowers lol, but the leaf die is one of the dies I hadn't used and forgot I had. I inked the leaves sprayed the flowers with glimmer mist and sprinkled some glamor dust on them for that little but of bling shame you can really see the bling.
I added a pearl pin to the flowers and a string of pearls to the top and bottom of card
The Sentiment is from Cuddly Buddly 

So there you go hope you like my no image card, made a change.
pop along to the Truly Scrumptious challenge blog to join in the fab challenge


Thursday, 12 January 2012

Cuddly Buddly Panchela Best Buddies


Today I am bringing you a fab image for Panchela Studios at Cuddly Buddly this image is called Best Buddies and is available here 

Isnt it a cute image, the Design Papers are also from Cuddly Buddly and are a mixture of Karen Middleton Digi papers and Bits of Ivory Digi papers.
The dies are Mariannes with some buttons from my stash as is the blue Tulle. I also used the Tim Holtz clock die which I added some picket fence crackle paint.
The vine die is a Cherry lynne Die
the ribbon is from my stash and the sentiment is from Cuddly Buddly.
To finish I added some blue gems to the top right corner and bottom left corner

I hope you likey 





Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Twice as nice

Today I want to show you how I made two cards with the same image and the same layout but with two different colour themes.

I got this image from The Paper Shelter it comes with an outline image and also coloured for quick cards.

I used copics for this card no design papers just embossing folders it just shows you can make an effective card with little cardstock added a bit of lace from my stash and some lilac flowers I didnt want to put to much on this card not like I normally do as wanted the image to be the focus. Sometimes simple is just as nice I used dotty embossing folder and diamond stitch. I edged the layers of my card with pumice stone distress inks. The die down each side of the card is magnolia doo hickey.

The second card is the same image but comes already pre coloured from the Paper shelter

So this card has exactly the same layout and embellishments but it looks different just by using different colours the quality of the digi is fab and prints out beautifully.
so there you go hope you like these two cards.





Whimsy inspiration card Little Bear Love U and new Challenge

  Today I have a fab image from Whimsy Stamps hopefully to inspire you 

He is called Little Bear Love U and available here at Whimsy's.
Also a new challenge starts today with the theme 
Birthdays


Isn't he so cute I coloured him with Prisma Pencils and a blending stump. The Digi Design paper is from Nitwits I used the fab Marianne oval die, the vine die and heart die are from Whimsy Stamps love them. I added a bit if white lace down one side. With a touch of lilac Tulle through the whimsy heart then an organza ribbon with a lilac flower to finish off. The die flowers are from the Marianne die sets to they came with the oval die.
To finish I punched some little butterfly's with a bit lilac of stickles on them for that bit of bling along with some lilac gems along the bottom and top right corner.
I added some green foliage to finish.
Pop along today for another challenge at




Saturday, 7 January 2012

Guest Designer at Colour Me Creative Challenge

Hi my Lovely followers I have been asked to join CMC Copic challenge Group for their next challenge as Guest Designer how fab is that. The Theme for this challenge is 
Pink Black or White Retro
now the the Pink Black or White is easy for me, but not made many Retro Cards well one before in fact so this was a brill challenge for me to work outside my comfort zone I hope you like the card I made and it looks Retro.


The Sponsor for this Challenge is


The image I used is called Monique Retro
and here is my card
 I coloured this image with Copics and then mounted it onto black cardstock the Design paper is from my stash I have had it for a while so can't remember where I got it from, but it fitted the challenge.
The Retro Flowers where punched with circle punches then scrunched and a little brad added. I then used  a whimsy Die with black card for the swirly vines.

The sentiment is from Stamp Addicts and the brads and gems are from my stash. To finish of I added some shocking pink ribbon and a beaded black tassel, so there you go hope you like it.
Pop alone to CMC Copic Challenge Group to join in on the fun


Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Truly Scrumptious Challenge Card


 Welcome back to the Truly Scrumtious challenges after our break over Christmas
today for our first challenge of the year our theme is
 Shabby Pastel and paint
 that will get your thinking caps on 
for this challenge we are sponsored by the fab

  Bunny Zoe Crafts
  Here is my card for this theme


 So here is my card for this challenge I used an image from Krista Smith of Saturated Canary and for the paint side of the theme I used pearlised acrylic paint to my leaves, around my card, on the fence and on the flowers, The flowers are from Mulberry Crafts and the netting and ribbon is from my stash.
I used a Tim Holtz fence die which I distressed and added pearl paint and purple distress ink.



  added some white lace from Hobby Craft behind image and used one of the new doo hickey tag dies inked it then addd just for you sentiment from Stamp Addicts and finished it off with a flower charm the Design paper is from the new Magnolia papers

I got the inspiration for this card from the front cover of the new Magnolia mag I did change it around a bit to make it my own and so it was not exactly the same but the colour scheme the theme is the same I just thought the card was fab for this challenge so the credit goes to the maker of that card for the inspiration of this card although I don't know her name will try to find out.

So anyway pop along to Truly Scrumptious Challenge Blog to join in with the fun
We have some fab new sponsors so what this space very exciting cant wait to used there images



Whimsy Stamps Challenge New Beginnings

Hi folks welcome to this weeks new Challenge over at Whimsy Stamps Challange Blog and this week the challenge theme is
New Beginnings
great for the first New yr challenge so any new baby job home anything new
for this challenge I used one of the new digi images Rag doll baby boy.

I have coloured him with copics and shadowed with polychromos pencils blended with sansador.
 The Flag pendant is from Whimsy stamps dies and the new baby stamp that fits in the pendants, the buttons are a Martha Stewart Punch with some blue twine. The digi paper is from nitwits and the ribbon and gems are from my stash the flowers are from mulberry crafts.

 so there you go hope along to whimsy stamps challenge blog for a chance to join and win a fabby prize
and if you use a Whimsy Digi stamp or Whimsy Stamp then you have a chance to be a Guest Designer
 

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Whimsy January 3rd Blog Hop Rag Doll Baby


Hi Everyone,
Welcome to the January digi release blog hop!!!!
 At Whimsy Stamps
We have lots of new images to share with you today, created by Natalie-Mooncookie, Kathy Kittmer, Lia Stampz.and LivvyBo Designs, All Whimsy Stamps digital images are 300dpi for high print quality.You can re-size, flip, or rotate to fit your own project

   If you have arrived here from the Lovely Ani's Blog then you are in the right place if not you may wish to start the hop at the beginning at WhimsyInspirations Blog

 Here is my Card for the hop

I coloured this cute image with Copic's and added shadows with polychromos pencils and blended with Sansador. The digi paper is for Pink Petticoat, which I stitched all around with white cotton with my sewing machine. The edging on the card was made with a Magnolia lace die from the new collection. The lace is from my stash as it the ribbon. The pin I got from ribbon girl and the flowers from Mulberry crafts. The Sentiment is one of the new Whimsy dies and stamp sets friends, and the new heart die with some flowers on is lovely.
To finish off I added some pink gems.

  You can find this image Rag Doll Baby and  the rest of the new release over at Whimsy Stamps
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 chosen from the very last stop, which is Mariska's blog will receive 5 new digital stamps of their choice from Whimsy,
The hop will run until 12 noon EST Tuesday 10th January , when the winner will be announced over on the Whimsy Inspirations blog

are you ready to hop on I do believe Your next stop on the hop is the Lovely  Doreen's Blog

below is a list of the hop rotation just in case you get lost along the way, happy hopping!!
  
Ani
Wendy   
Doreen  
Jackie   
Suzi     
Carly    
Mariska