Friday, March 28, 2014


Hello my blogging buddies!!

Well it's the end of the week and off for 2 days...yay...but a busy weekend as I still have these wedding invites to get finished!!

So I just couldn't wait any longer to colour's Paisley from Stamping Bella which I coloured with copics and then shaded with polychromos.  I wanted to make it simple and just focus on the colouring so that's what I did, the background has been embossed which I think makes the image stand out...what do you think??

Crafty Catz - anything goes
Charisma Cardz - CAS
Little Miss Muffet - anything goes
Deep Ocean Challenge - for a friend


Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Sugar Bowl Challenge 114

Good morning sugar fans!  

Well it would appear the weather seems to be getting a bit better and more spring like which actually leads right into a brand new challenge over at The Sugar Bowl......the them for this month is "Spring/Easter"....another easy one!

As always the prize for one lucky winner picked at random is 4 Sugar Nellie stamps from FunkyKits...

...over 100 entries then that prize increases to 6 Sugar Nellie stamps...

Please remember to use a Sugar Nellie stamp...rubber or digi to be eligible. 

For my card I have used papers from Echo Park - Springtime, which I layered onto bazzill card and doodled around the edges, the stamp is Bashful from the Diane Duda range from Sugar Nellie at Funky Kits, which is actually on sale!!  I coloured this image with promarkers this time.  The flower is a die-namics hybrid rose.....oh and I added some teeny pearls made with my pearl pen to finish.

Crafters Cafe - doodling
I ♥ Promarkers - anything goes
Graph It's Challenge - springtime pastels
My Mum's Craft Shop - spring/easter


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

It's cold outside...

Good morning sweet stampers and my scheduled post!!  So I have been mega busy with work over the past few months but back on track and getting organised with my DT cards.

This months challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin is "It's cold outside" how easy is that??

Our sponsor this month is Yours & Mine Papercrafts...

For my card I have used papers from Echo Park - Wintertime, the stamp is from LOTV which I coloured with copics.  I stamped the image and the die-cut it using my die-namics pierced circle die.  I layered that onto bazzill card.  I also used my Spellbinders curved borders die which I haven't used for a while.  I also die cut some snowflakes and added glitter and gems to them...hope you likey!!


Saturday, March 22, 2014


Good morning sweet we are with another card for this weeks challenge over at Sweet Stampin....and it's a favourite of min..."doodles" can you not love doodles!!

Now for my card I used papers from Dovecraft which I bought on my visit to the craft fair at the SECC, the image is from LOTV, the sentiment is also from LOTV.  I added doodles around the edges and on the die cut flowers which were cut using my die-namics flower trio die.  I finished with some pearls to the centres of the flowers and a wee peg on the sentiment.

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful Hobby House...

who are giving one lucky winner £10 worth of goodies!

Our challenge this week is "doodles" easy that means you can add some pen lines around the edges, on the image itself or's up to you!!

Divas by Design - flower power


Friday, March 21, 2014

A wee quickie....

Hello everybody, well it's pouring down...again so a wee quickie before I get on with more wedding invites!!

I was taking a break from the wedding invites and coloured this little stamp the other night.  The stamp is from Mo Manning which I coloured with copics and then the usual shading with polychromos.  The papers were in my stash and I think they are Fancy Pants - Happy Together which I layered onto green American Crafts card. The ribbon has been recycled as I think I received a gift with this ribbon wrapped around it and it is gorgeous ribbon and I have never made a giant bow for a card before!!  It does kind of take over the card,,,,but as I say...something different!!

The Ribbon Girl - colour challenge (green)
Stampin for the Weekend - anything goes
Crafty Ribbons - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - for mum or girlie
Bunny Zoe - monochrome


Saturday, March 15, 2014

It's James....

Happy Saturday folks and a wee card from me today!!

So I am getting ahead of the game and have been busy with DT cards last night and this morning which I obviusly cannot share just now however one to keep you going.... I bought this little cutie at the SECC and decided to have a play about with it this morning.  The stamp is from James - Peeping from LOTV which I coloured with copics and then did a bit shading with polychromos.  The paper is from MME - Hattie collection and layered onto kraft card.  I also layered the image onto a kraft square which I cut using my die-namics peirced square die and the flower is also a die-namics layered rose.  I fastened a button with some twine and added a little charm actually says "Just for You" but it is teeny weeny!!  Not sure if I like it cos it's a bit plain for me but a quick card nevertheless!

paper - MME Hattie 
kraft card - stash
button - stash
pens - copics
pencils - polychromos


Sketch Saturday - sketch
LOTV Challenge - bingo (flower, button, charm)
The Hobby House - buttons


Sunday, March 09, 2014

Baby bunny...

Morning folks, it's another dreich day!!

So I made this card the other day with a new stamp I bought at the SECC.  I wanted to keep it simple as I wanted to be able to see the embossed clouds in the background as I thought they worked well with the stamp.  I coloured the image with copics and did lots of shading with polychromos.  I die cut the image with a die-namics pierced circle and layered it onto a scalloped circle....which I cut myself.  I re cut the clouds to layer over the edges of the cirle and then glittered them up!!  I added a piece of twine with a little dummy attached.  The sentiment is from one of the LOTV art pads, I just punched it to be smaller...I didnt want the sentiment taking over the image....hope you likey!!

stamp - Bunny Moon LOTV
sentiment - LOTV
pens - copics
pencils - polychromos
twine - The Ribbon Girl
dummy charm - stash
glitter - stash

The Ribbon Girl - Lovely Lili challenge - animals


Saturday, March 08, 2014

Time for something a wee bit different...

Well it's very wet and horrible this morning so I guess it's time for another card.  I bought this stamp set towards the end of last year and I have to say it is one of the most beautiful sets I own!!  So I thought I would check out the MFT blog to see if I could enter their sketch challenge using this set.

It's very plain and simple but I think with just the wee bit colour, it makes those poppies stand out.  I cut out a circle using the pierced circle die from die-namics and then using distress inks I inked up in blue and green...makes it look like grass and sky. I stamped sections of the poppies and die cut the poppy heads and leaves.  The text and sentiment is also from the same set....oh and I added my favourite doodling around the edges...hope you likey.

stamps - MFT Pretty Poppies
dies - MFT Poppies and Leaves

My Favourite Things - sketch
Papertake Weekly -anything goes
Deep Ocean Challenge - Just for a Girl
Bearly Mine - one for the girls


You are my sunshine...

Good morning Saturday bloggers....

Well I am on holiday from work for a week, supposedly to make wedding invitations but I have no motivation get started with them...instead I went to the SECC to the Craft Fair and spent some pennies and met up with some crafty friends too.  I really want to play with my new stash too!!

There's a new challenge over at Sweet Stampin, the theme is "be inspired"....all you need to do is get some inspiration from a song, film or book.  Well I am actually spoiled for which song do I pick??  Hmm...I wish it would rain down, Singing in the Rain, Raindrops keep falling on my head, Umbrella...but I went for You are my Sunshine.

The sponsor this week is  Yours or Mine Paper Crafts who are giving a $10 voucher to one lucky winner.

and of course our monthly sponsor...

Cuddly Buddly who are also giving a £10 voucher to one lucky winner.

Anyway, for my card I have used an image from LOTV...those art pads are just amazing!! The background has been embossed...I found that at the SECC yesterday and thought it would be perfect.  I added a little cloud and a little sun.....doodled around the edges aswell.  I also found those sentiments stamps yesterday which again thought they were perfect....

Crafty Little Fairies - song or film title
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Little Miss Muffet - anything goes
Die Cut Divas - emboss it