Friday, 1 August 2014

Sew What!

Good morning - wow can you believe its the first of August already? So scary where this year is going.  As it is the first of the month that means its time for another challenge at A Little Bit Crafty.  This month the theme is "Sew What" so we would love to see your interpretation of the theme.  I was very lucky to have been given a stamp set by one of our fabulous sponsors - here is my card:

The fab stamp set is from Darkroom Door Rubber Stamps called Dressmaker. I must say I was really impressed with the quality of the stamps.  They come in a DVD type case with clear pictures of the images on the cover.  The stamps themselves are lovely red rubber, deeply etched.  Thirteen stamps in the set so, as you can see, I only used a few! When I got some Chanel for my birthday I knew I wanted to keep the ribbon to use and so I thought I would incorporate it into this card.  I stamped the dressmaker form on black card with Brilliance ink and embossed with some white SeaFoam EP.  I used Centura Pearl for the backing, half embossed with a sewing embossing folder and the other half I stamped the pattern stamp lightly with Memento London Fog in a random pattern. I stamped and embossed the cotton spool and cut it out, wrapping some crochet cotton around it.  The sentiment, which hasn't been picked up very well by the camera is from Craftwork Cards.

We have some fabulous sponsors this month:

Darkroom Door - A Stamp Set

Whimsy Stamps - $15 Gift Voucher

Blooming Felt - £20 Gift Voucher

Beads Direct - £10 Voucher

We would love to see your project, remember you don't have to do a card we love any type of craft as long as it is home made! Please head over to A Little Bit Crafty to have a look at the rest of the DT work for some more inspiration!

Here are a couple of photos from our holiday, unfortunately I forgot to take that many!!

Thank you so much for looking and the lovely comments you leave, they are so much appreciated as I know how time consuming it is! Take care xx

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Delightful Thursday

A big good morning to you all!  We had a fabulous time in the Isle of Wight the weather was beautiful it was like being on the Costa del Sol. I was even swimming in the sea with Harrison - he loves the water and little Rafe was in there too,  even little Rowan got his feet wet!  Its amazing the difference good weather makes, if we could be sure of good weather we would not feel the need to go away like we do as there are such beautiful places here.

Anyway its Thursday and that means its time for another Delightful Thursday at Digital Delights Blog. Here is my card:

I have used the super cute Loving Cherub image which is available on DVD IV here and great value as you get over 90 images!  She has been coloured with my Copics, chalk and some Stardust Stickles on the cloud.  The papers are Fine Linen by Nitwits.  The sentiment is from the Happy Ever After Sentiment Set available here and I used a Marianne die for the envelope.  I used Spellbinders Grand Stately Circles and Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily die.  The bow was made with a Lil' Inker die and the pearl flower trim is from Etsy.

Don't forget there is a new challenge at Delightful Challenge and the theme this week is Bling It On! Sponsored by Cut 'n Paste Memories.

Thank you so much for looking today and your continued support.  I am finding it very difficult to do any crafting at the moment I just don't seem to have much time.  I hope things will settle down a bit, hopefully in a few weeks.  Take care xx


Thursday, 24 July 2014

Delightful Thursday

Hello there this is the last of my scheduled posts for the week so please please Mr Blogger be nice!  As it is Thursday it means it is time for another Delightful Thursday over on the Digital Delights Blog where the DT get to showcase Wendy's fab images.  I am continuing with my Wunderland theme:

I have used Grinning Cat and Wunderland Sentiments and Accesories set available here. Coloured with Copics and lots of Star Dust Stickles for his grin.  I used Spellbinders dies and Bo Bunny Alora papers.

Here is another view:

Please go over to the Digital Delights blog to see lots of fabulous inspiration from the very talented DT.

Very short and sweet, I really have to go and pack its only 11 hours til we go!! See you soon - thanks for visiting I will catch up with you all on my return. Take care xx

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Anything Goes

Hello and another scheduled (hopefully) post from me.  Hopefully we will be having some lovely weather on the Isle of Wight and will be lovely and chilled!

We have a new challenge over at The Paper Shelter and it is a two week challenge to give the DT a well deserved rest.  The theme is Anything Goes and here is what I have done:


I have used The Beautiful Flight Attendant available here.  I coloured her with Copics and the papers are digital - sorry I can't access anything on this MAC!!!

Here is another view:

Haha bet you thought I couldn't find that either but I did (thanks Chrissy for Dropbox - now full)! As usual there is a fabulous prize for the lucky winner:

So head over to The Paper Shelter Challenge for some brilliant inspiration from the talented DT.  Thank you so much for looking, take care xx

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Hand Coloured Images

Hello I hope this has published as I am scheduling it - fingers crossed!

Today is a new challenge at Crafty Sentiments and the theme is Hand Coloured Image so I thought why not use two?!

I have used super cute Taking Pictures available here and Hedgehog Hello available here both coloured with copics and a bit of chalk.  The papers are Echo Park Everyday Eclectic.  The photo die is Lil Inker, grass die Dienamics and the border die is Cheery Lynn.  I used an embossing folder on the Kraft paper.  The sentiment is from a LOTV circular set, I thought it was perfect for this.  Here is another view:

We have a fabulous prize this week for the lucky winner:


Head over to Crafty Sentiments and see what the rest of the DT have done.  Thanks for looking today, take care xx

Monday, 21 July 2014

Hostess Monday and Christmas in July

A scheduled post for me today as I am on holiday.  I have combined two posts in one today as I was so busy before I went away I just ran out of time to do anymore crafting!  Today it is my turn to host Hostess Monday at Digital Delights Blog and over at Lexi's Creations we have a new challenge starting this fortnight with the theme Christmas in July so I thought I would use this cute image for both makes.

I have used super cute Candy Cane Jingles available at Digital Delights here.  I coloured him with my Copics and used some papers I got free in a magazine.  The Merry Christmas is washi tape from Martha Stewart.  I used a Spellbinder die A2 Scallop Borders One for the border - one of my most favourite dies.  The snowflake banner is by Whiff of Joy and the poinsettia is Marianne with sone WOW embossing powder on it.

Please pop over to Lexis to see the rest of the DT makes and have a go at entering to get ahead of your Christmas makes!

Thank you so much for looking, take care xx

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Delightful Thursday

Good morning, I can't believe how fast this week has gone.  We are going on holiday tomorrow I really must get ready.  We are going to the Isle of Wight for a week on Sunday, renting a house and my daughter, her partner and Rowan are coming too as well as my ex husband and is partner and my ex SIL and BIL.  My son and grandsons will come over for the weekend next weekend.  We are leaving tomorrow and spending Friday and Saturday with my son and grandsons and taking the ferry on Sunday.  There is no internet access at the farmhouse we are renting so I have scheduled my posts for the week and will catch up with everyone on my return.

Today is time for another Delightful Thursday over on the Digital Delights Blog when all the DT showcase some of the amazing images available.  Here is my card I have made:

I have used another image from the Wunderland collection, this time Wunderland Queen which is available here and the sentiment is from the Wunderland Sentiment and Accessories set which is available here.  I have coloured her with my Copics.  The papers are from my stash, I am trying to use some up and I also can't access any of my digital papers on my new pc!  I cut her out with a Dienamics Oval Stax and layered her onto Spellbinders Floral Oval mat.  The zip is a Marianne die I have had for a while and not used yet!  The flourish is MB Fremont Crest another rarely used die and the tag is Go Kreate Tags 1.

Here is another view, I seem to have got rid of the blue tinge finally:

Please have a look at the Digital Delights Blog and see what the rest of my teamies have done, they are so talented!  Over at the Delightful Challenges there is a new challenge and the theme this week is Button, Button - use buttons or brads and the sponsor is The Robin's Nest.

Thank you so much for looking and any comments you may leave. Take care xx

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Holiday Time

Good morning hope you are having a good week so far.  Today sees the start of a new challenge at The Paper Shelter where the theme this week is Holiday Time.  We are going on holiday this weekend so very apt!  Here is my card which I have just noticed still has a blue tinge to it!!

I have used The Paper Shelter image Summery which you can purchase here.  The papers are digital from DDE called Back Yard Splash.  Cardstock from the Papermill and I used a Go Kreate XXL Scalloped Square die for the shape.  The doily behind the image is Cheery Lynn Polynesian Sails and I used the centre of it behind the sentiment.  Sentiment is Whimsy and I have heat embossed it.  The sun is a Dienamics die.  Here is another blue view:

As usual there is a fabulous prize for the lucky winner:

Remember to use a Paper Shelter image to be able to win $30 voucher all other images will wiln 3 Paper Shelter images.  Please head over to The Paper Shelter challenge to see what the rest of the amazing DT have done.

Thank you so much for looking today and your continued support it means a lot.  Take care xx