Sunday, 30 October 2011

10% Off at Bunny Zoe Today

Hi Peeps,

No card from me today but something that you won't want to miss and that's 10% off today at Bunny Zoe, just click on the picture to go shopping.

New Artist Now Available at Crafts and Me

Hiya Peeps,

Just hoped on to tell ya that the new artist Janna Prosvirina at Crafts and Me Stamps are now availalbe at Crafts and Me, so hop on over and check them out.  As well as the two I have displayed on my blog there are more on the Crafts and Me Challenge Blog.  I know they are going to be popular and they are also bigger, soooo easy to colour.

Friday, 28 October 2011

Colour Texture at Make It Colourful

Hi Peeps,

It's Friday and although it is the start of the weekend I am looking after a supplier from overseas, so the start to my weekend is a little delayed and will probably commence after I drop them back at their hotel sometime late tonight, grrrrrr.

Today at Make It Colourful the challenge is to create texture using your colouring medium.  I have again selected some of the new Winter Objects from Make It Crafty, I so love these elements to create gorgeous scenes for all those winter and Christmas cards.  I Used two of the tree's and the bench and paired up with my mini magnolia.

The picture isn't brilliant as it was late last night and my craft light did it's best, but it just ain't good enough.  I promise I will re-take but as I am entertaining an overseas's supplier I'm sad to say it may be Saturday morning before I get the opportunity. (REVISED - new picture below)


Winter Objects by Make It Crafty
Mini Magnolia Tilda
Magnolia Snowflake (forgot I had this)
Cuttlebug Snowflake Embossing Folder
Tim Holtz Snowflake Die
Magnolia Doohickey Fence Die
Lace Doily, Tree Charm, Large snowflake, Cheesecloth from stash, Gesso
Martha stewart Branch Punch from Bunny Zoe
Large Snowflake from Asda
Embossed glittered Vellum Paper
Tim Holtz Distress Ink (walnut stain)

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-

TOMIC - Bingo (metal embellishment, Lace, Doohickey Die)
Just Magnolia - Christmas

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Follow Me

Hi Peeps,

I'm late with my crafts and me post but mainly because it was grim last night when I remembered I hadn't taken my photo so I wanted to wait until I got in from work to retake the photo and then when I was in work I realised I was going to the gymn straight from work and again it would have been too dark when I got home, so I had to rope OH in. I really think a craft lamp would need to be added to my wish list for  Christmas.

The theme today over at Crafts and Me is "Blue".  I have chosen this "Follow Me" by Sweetpea stamps available at Crafts and Me.


Image Follow Me by Sweetpea Stamps available from Crafts and Me 
Paper by Magnolia
Sentiment by Magnolia
Quickutz Snowflake Die
Marianne Designs 
Copic Opaque for snow on image
Rockin Red Embossing Powder for the snowflakes
Black Embossing powder for the sentiment

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-
Charisma - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Oh la la - Let it snow
Christmas Inspirations - Diecuts/Punches
FairyFun Friday - Wet Embossing (snowflakes and sentiment)

Monday, 24 October 2011

Where's Santa

Hiya Peeps,

I have another Christmas card to share with you today.  I have paired up this cute little Where's Santa Bildarmarna Stamp  with Make It Crafty's Digital Winter Objects and Festive Elements.  If you'd like to learn how to mask your rubber stamp with digital images please see my tutorial HERE.

 I coloured with snow using copics of course and then when I had finished the colouring I used the Copic Opaque White with a very small paint brush and added the snow falling.

The wooden ornament Crystals with embossed with an irredescent embossing powder so they twinkle in the light. 

Aren't they just the sweetest and with the additional elements makes for a beautiful scene don't you think. 

Here's the many copics that I used and after I took the photo and returned to my desk I noticed that the C5 and C7 was still on my desk, so they are not in the photo but I definitely used them on the lamp.


Make It Crafty Winter Objects
Copic Opaque White 
Wooden Ornaments Crystals
Flat Backed Pearls 
Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page Snowflake Punch
Pearl Brads 
Stickles stardust on the stars

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:-
Oh la la - Let it snow
One stitch at a time - Emboss it
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - Make a scene
Little Claires - Christmas
Secret Crafter - Wrap up warm
Christmas Stampin - Sparkly
Floweret - Christmas
Jinglebellesrock - Falling snow
Phindy's place - blue christmas
Charisma - Embossing

Saturday, 22 October 2011

All that glitters is not gold!

Hi Peeps,

I have another Christmas card made with the Whiff of Joy "From Heaven Above" paired with the new Authentique  6 x 6 pad Poised & Warmth. My sister said to me that she couldn't make a christmas card as she didn't have any chistmas papers, so this card is just to show her, "oh yes you can", lol.

Isn't she a little darling.

I'm off to the gymn this morning, my third and final session of the week.  Well until Monday when another week starts.  I'm seeing the results now and enjoying it, it's just difficult trying to fit everything in so I usually do two evenings straight from work and one session at the weekend at my leisure.

Enjoy the weekend. 

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:-
Little Claires - Christmas
So artful - Angels
Christmas Stampin - Sparkly stuff
Fairy Fun - Embossing
Totally Papercrafts - Layer upon layer
Charisma - Embossing
My Time to Craft - Punches/Dies

Friday, 21 October 2011

Sneek Peek

Hiya Peeps,

Gosh hasn't it turned cold this week.  After 29 degrees heat a couple of weeks ago to 2.5 degrees this week it has certainly come as a big shock.  I'm hiding under my duvet whilst hubby is on nightshift.  I can't say I've been in the mood to craft either.  I really could do with someone else doing my housework and cooking to free me up some time, any offers?????

I have another sneek peek to show you today and I believe this one is called "Clematis", from the new artist at Crafts and Me, isn't she beautiful adorned with clematis flowers everywhere.  I haven't quite finished this card really.  I want to add some shading and clouds around her so I will be returning to this card over the weekend but am struggling with my mojo this week.


Image "Clematis" Soon to be available from Crafts and Me
Papers by Pion
Heart Doily from Bizzy Becs
Cheesecloth, Gesso & Lace from stash
Marianne D Creatables Leaves LR0192
Marianne D Rose Bunches - Valentine (RB2203)
Sentiment is LOTV

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:-
Flutterby Wednesday - Open
Simon Says Stamp - Fairytale or Nursery Rhyme (Tinkerbell)
Polycraft - girls, girls, girls
Lets ink it up - Think Pink
Emerald Fairies - Flowers, flowers, flowers

Have a good weekend.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Tickled Pink Blog Hop

Happy Sunday Everyone and it's a special Sunday as it's hoppety hop time at Tickled Pink and there are some special guests along the way, so I'm sure you wont want to miss out.  If you've arrived from Maya's blog then your on the right track, if not you need to start at Kellie's blog HERE. When you've finished the hop you will need to leave a comment on the Tickled Pink Stamps blog as to which is your favourite image and you will be in the draw for a $25 voucher for Tickled Pink Stamps, it couldn't be easier.

I have chosen to use Lil Perfect Match Lolita Christina, love this stamp. Be warned there are lots of pictures, I got a bit click happy, but then saying that these step cards are fabulous but always difficult to capture everything, so I gave it a good go, lol.

This is the sides of the stair step, as you can see lot's of details.


Next on the hop is the talented Yanatzi.

Have fun.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Dying to Diecut at Marianne's Diva's

Happy Saturday Peeps,

Can you believe were in the middle of October?  Us Peeps in the UK have had record temperatures in September/October so it's hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner and I've been beavering away making yet another Christmas Card, woo hoo, aren't I the organised one.

Marianne Design - Pretty Papers Block Merry Little Christmas 
Puff Paint heated until it puffs like snow and star dust stickles from stash

Have a good weekend

Friday, 14 October 2011

Winner of Make It Colourful Xmas Blog Hop and New Challenge

Hi Peeps,

It's Friday and time for another challenge over at Make it Colourful but before I get to that I need to announce the winner of the Make it Colourful Christmas Blog Hop, so drum roll...........................................

Congratulations Holly of Kopykat Creations.  Please email me so I can get your candy off to you.

Today is the start of another fortnightly challenge at Make it Colourful and the theme is "SNOW" and if you haven't already popped over to Make It Crafty to see the new Christmas Digi Images you really need to hop over as they are wicked.  I'll be working on another card using the new backgrounds but in the meantime I had been super organised and had already made this card using those mischievious elves......

Snowelf Image
Paper by Magnolia
Magnolia Doohickey Die
Puff paint and glitter on the snowflake chipboard pieces
Square doily from stash
Pearls and Acrylic paint from stash

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:-

One stitch at a time - Anything Goes
One stop craft - Anything Goes

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Orange at Crafts and Me & Sneek Peek

Hiya Peeps,

I'm a little late with my post for Crafts and Me today. Just don't know where my time has gone, although i did have a rushed evening last night. I had to pick my son up from an after school football match which meant I didn't get home until after 6pm and then had to leave again at 6:30 for Ollie's first puppy class. Well,I have to report that I got put in the naughty corner with him, lol. I think he got a little bored waiting whilst the spokesperson outlined all the legalities of owning a dog and he started to bark at her. I had to remove him to the end of the hall until he was quite and then he could return. This happened four times and Ollie was the only one. Guess I have a naughty one, lol.

Right, enough gassing. I have used a sneek peek of the new Artist coming soon at Crafts and Me, so you'll have to watch out for the release date. She's so new that I don't even know here name yet, ooops!

And here's my card:-

I have coloured her using my copics of course and speaking of copics, Diny from the Copic Marker Europe Blog has revealed test results of a comparison between the ink content of Copic Markers and the new Flexmarker. They put all the markers in a machine and let the markers run over a paper roll. When the marker is empty they messure the length of the ink line. The results were very, very good for Copics. Here are the results:

Flexmarker 650 meter
Copic Ciao 790 meter
Copic Sketch 830 meter
Copic (Original) 1320 meter.

With these results I can not find one reason why people should buy a Flexmarker instead of a Copic Ciao Marker. There are so many benifits by Copic, which we wont't mention as we don't want to speak bad about other products. Copic speaks for itself.  

If you want to see a comparison between the different alcohol based markers at the market, go to Lydia's blog, she has uploaded a video on the subject.

There is also a challenge on the CME Blog using the video tutorial by fellow teamie Penni colouring dark skin, all details are HERE, you could win 3 sketch markers of your choice, so well worth entering.

That's it from me peeps.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Lace at Bunny Zoe 's

I'm back again Peeps, and oh with a Gorjus Stamp.  Isn't she adorable.  I've coloured her up for the Bunny Zoe challenge of Lace.  I think this challenge will be popular and you have until the 2nd Monday in November to create, so plenty of time. I got carried away and used some cream lace and some brown lace.

The Stamp is called. Gorjuss - I found my family in a book and is in stock at Bunny Zoe. I love the colour blue and the Authentique papers are a perfect match.

Marianne D Creatables Designer Doily LR0130
Martha Stewart Frond Punch
Sentiment is from LOTV
Circle Nesties
Flowers from stash

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:-

Crafty Cardmakers - Anything Goes
Squigglefly - Stripes
Sentimental Sundays - Anything Goes
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Anything Goes
Ribbon Girl - Ribbon

Pinkette August

Hiya Peeps,

I have another Tickled Pink Pinkette for you and she is called "August".  I thought I would revisit monochromatic using those adorable Pion papers, which suited my birthday theme and cake well I thought. The new release of Pinkettes is only available in digi format at present.

Image "August" by Tickled Pink Stamps 
Spellbinders Pinking Die
Papers by Pion
Flowers by wild orchid crafts
Magnolia Doohickey Swirl Die
Sentiment is LOTV
Pearls from stash

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Pinkette Pippa

 Hi Peeps,

It's Tickled Pink's 2nd birthday and what better way to celebrate than with gorgeous little birthday party girls? These gorgeous Lil Party Pinkette girls are illustrated by Stephanie Corfee and available from Tickled Pink Stamps.

I have used Pinkette Pippa........

Hop on over to the Tickled Pink Blog to check out all the DT samples and Special Guest samples.


Image Pinkette Pippa
Papers by Prima "Madeline"
Flowers and Pearls from Stash

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-

 I did it creations - Anything Goes
Lets ink it up - Think Pink
One stitch at a time - Anything Goes
Fairy Fun - Girly

Friday, 7 October 2011

Reminder Make it Colourful Bi-weekly Challenge & Candy

Hiya Peeps,

Just wanted to remind you all that Make it Colourful has gone bi-weekly so you still have until next Thursday to enter your project into the challenge for "sheer clothing".  I had difficulty choosing an image and finally settled on a Tilda coupled with the new RED RUBBER Daffodil Dell from Make it Crafty.  Yes, I am collecting the Make It Crafty rubber cos as you know I am at heart a rubber girl, lol.

I hand drew where I thought her underskirt would be.  I chose slightly lighter colours than the outer dress and then created my sheer skirt going over the top with my choice of copic BG's.  I am not entirely happy with this project and I need to practice.

I have added my favourite Make it Crafty chippies and gave them a generous coat of green acrylic paint.  I have also added those gorgeous Marianne D Creatables English Rose LR0162 and equally gorgeous Magnolia Butterfly Die.

Also don't forget you still have time to do the Christmas Make it crafty Blog Hop where all the DT have Candy up for grabs, it starts HERE

Christmas Wishes Sent To You

Hi Peeps,

It's my favourite day of the week, Friday............ I'm well on the way with my Christmas Cards, I like being organised and my favourite sort of cards are Christmas so you guessed it, I have a Christmas Card to show you today and I have used this fabulous image, which isn't just for Christmas and would suit any winter celebration I think.  The image is by Sweetpea Stamps and is called "Home for the Holidays" available from Crafts and Me.

I have used Websters papers and stitched the back panel using a zig zag stitch on my sewing machine.  Here's a close up of the image, coloured with copics of course.

I used this colors to color my image.
Skin: E11,E01,E00,E000 and E0000, Cheeks R20
Hair: E49,E47,E57,E51 and E50
Reds: R35,R37,R39,R89 and C5, C3 for shading
Lantern C5, C3, C1
Flames Y24, Y15, Y13
Greens G99, YG67, YG63, G20 
Tree: E33,E35,E57,E47 and E49
White gel pen for the snowflakes

Have a good weekend. 

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-
Bah Humbug - Glitter & Glitz plus Christmas
Crafty Anns - Inspired by a christmas song (Silent Night) 
Floweret - Christmas 
Just add ink - Diecut 
Paper crafting journal - Diecuts or Punches 

Monday, 3 October 2011

Pink Ribbon Lil Lolita Lilith

Morning Peeps,

Hope all the Brits made the most of the weekend, with temperatures hitting 29 in places, woweeeee in October.  We went out yesterday for a lovely walk by the canal taking Ollie with us, after I had done my session in the gymn of course, which by the way is going well.  I'm hoping the scales will tot me up to 2 stone off this week!

Today I have to show you Pink Ribbon Lil Lolita Lilith from Tickled Pink Stamps, although I have to admit I am now looking at her wondering why I have given her pink hair, lol.  For some reason I thought it was all her head scarf, lol. God I'll be getting the sack.

Lolita Lilith is one of the special images being released on 4th of October and there are matching sentiments as well. All are $1 each ONLY for all of October and are only going to be available for a limited time. All sales will go straight to supporting Pink Ribbon Day. So hop on over to help towards this worthy cause.

Tickled Pink are also sponsoring Sketch Saturday this week, so I have used their fab sketch.

So meet Lil Lolita Lilith, definitely in pink.........................

Pink Ribbon Lil Lolita Lilith available from Tickled Pink Stamps
Sentiment also by Tickled Pink Stamp 
Papers and swirl die are by Magnolia
Lace from stash

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:-
Paper Sundae - Lots of layers
Emerald Fairie - Dies/Punches
CES - Totally Gorjuss/Pretty Girls
My Sheri Crafts - Think Pink