Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Challenging Hair!

Hi Everyone!

I hope you are all well!  I wanted to share something today that I made for the Kit and Clowder Fun Hair Combo challenge!  I was so inspired by Amanda's gorgeous tag that she did I felt the need to try it myself!  

The image is from The East Wind called Lucy Loo Bookaholic.  I have to say it was a real challenge to do this and half way through wondered why I had started!  Here is my tag:

Close Up!

Its not perfect but I am pleased that I did challenge myself.  The paper is from LOTV Timeless Victorian (so pretty!) and all the embellishments are from the Hobby House including Lace Ribbon; Pearl Swirls; Mulberry Roses and Pearl String.  The sentiment is also from LOTV and is from the Tags 24 set.  

I hope you like it!  A list of the copic colours is below if you are interested.  

That's it from me today.  Have a good one!

Love and Hugs

Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - Lucy Loo Bookaholic - The East Wind; Sentiment - LOTV Tags 24
Paper/Card - Timeless Victorian - LOTV;  Kraft CS; Bazzill CS;
Colouring Mediums - Copics
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20;
Hair - V09, V06, V04, V01, BG09, BG05, BG01, BG000;
Other - YR23, Y21, E29, E25, E23;
Cat - C9, C7, C5, R20;
Book - BG09, BG05, BG01, BG000
Other - Glamour Dust; Lace Ribbon; Pearl Swirls; Mulberry Roses; Pearl String

Saturday, 16 August 2014

The Paper Nest Dolls - Sleigh Full of Gifts Emma!

Hi Everyone!

Yippee, the weekend is finally here!  And only two and half weeks until my holiday!! 

I am here for my card for The Paper Nest Dolls and I am using a new release today called "Sleigh Full of Gifts Emma"  who is available in store now under the new release section

Here is my card:

She is coloured with Copics and I have used a great new paper pad from First Edition called Nordic Christmas which is available from the Hobby House.  The charm, ribbon and gems are also from the Hobby House.  The die is Pretty Poinsettia from La La Land.  

I hope you like her and that you pop on over to the Paper Nest Dolls blog to check out the rest of the amazing inspiration!

Have a great weekend!

Love and Hugs

Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - Sleigh Full of Gifts Emma - The Paper Nest Dolls;
Paper/Card - First Edition - Nordic Christmas; Papermania CS;
Colouring Mediums - Copics -
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20;
Hair - E29, E25, E21;
Clothes/Present - R89, R59, R46, R29, R24, R22, R21, YG67, YG63, YG61;
Boots - W9, W7, W5
Dies/Punches - Lil Inker Stitched Rectangles; La La Land - Pretty Poinsettia;
Other - Glamour Dust, Pearls, White Flower Soft, Charm, Ribbon
Thursday, 14 August 2014

Vintage at MAWTT

Good Morning Everyone!

I hope you are all well and enjoying your week.  Its been a bit mixed weather here!  Not sure whether it wants to be sunny or rain!  We were lucky over the weekend though with my nephew, it stayed sunny when it needed to and we had a lovely time!!  

I am back this morning with a card for our new challenge over at Moving Along With the Times.  Our fabby hostess is Hazel (although she is not so fabby today for picking Vintage!!!)  

I did have trouble with this.  In the end I found an image within the new Maja Designs paper pad called Vintage Frost Basics, which I LOVE by the way!  Here is the card:

I am sorry it is such a poor excuse for a vintage card!  As I said the image is from Vintage Frost Basics as is all the paper.  Its a wonderful paper pad.  I just added some of my precious SU ribbon and added a snowflake charm and pearls from the Hobby House.  The sentiment is from LOTV Christmas Wishes set 75.  

If you want to see much nicer vintage cards please pop on over to the main challenge blog!  Hope you can join us this week.  

Have a great day! 

Love and Hugs

Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - Vintage Frost Basics - Maja Designs;
Sentiment - LOTV Christmas Wishes Set 75;
Paper/Card - as above; Papermania CS;
Other - Glamour Dust; SU Ribbon; Snowflake Charm, Pearls from the Hobby House
Wednesday, 6 August 2014

The Paper Nest Dolls Inspiration

Good Morning Everyone!

I hope your week is going well!  I am only at work until tomorrow lunchtime and then taking a couple of days off to look after my nephew.  He is coming to stay with us to give his mum a break over the summer holidays!  Its typical though as we have loads of things planned and the weather is not looking great at the moment :-(  !  

Anyway!  I am actually here today as it is my turn to show some inspiration using another image from the Paper Nest Dolls.  My card is using Ellie with Sign who is available in the store now.  

She is coloured with copics and I have used papers from LOTV - Timeless Victorian.  The corner dies are from La La Land Filigree Corner and the embellishments are from the Hobby House.  

She is so sweet!  For lots more inspiration please do check out the main blog and make sure you head on over to the store!  Also check out the Paper Nest Dolls Facebook page.

That's it from me today.  Have a super day and I will see you again soon!
Love and Hugs

Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - Ellie With Sign - Paper Nest Dolls;
Paper/Card - LOTV - Timeless Victorian;  Papermania CS;
Colouring Mediums - Copics
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20; 
Hair - E30, YR31, E35;
Clothes - V09, V06, V04, V01;
Shoes - W9, W7, W5;
Sign - E40, E41, E42, E43;
Dies/Punches - La La Land Filigree Corner; Lil Inker Stitched Rectangle;
Other - Glamour Dust; Lace Ribbon; Mulberry Flowers; Pearls
Monday, 4 August 2014

Colouring Weekend!

Good Morning Everyone!

I hope you had a great weekend.  I spent the time colouring up some images, sitting in the sun and doing some walking!  It was lovely and relaxed!  

One of the images I coloured up was a Simply Betty image called May Flowers which I have been wanting to do for some time.  Here she is:

Close up of image

I am not sure about the lace bow but it was all stuck down!!  I coloured her with copics and I decoupaged some of the flowers so it looks quite 3D in real life.  The papers are from LOTV - Timesless Victorian and the rest of the embellishments are mostly from my stash apart from the lace ribbon and rhinestone sparkler which are from the Hobby House.  I really love this image and enjoyed working with her!

I am entering this card into the Kit and Clowder FB sketch challenge.  

That's all from me today. Have a wonderful day!

Love and Hugs

Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - Simply Betty Stamps - May Flowers;
Paper/Card - LOTV - Timeless Victorian;  Papermania CS;
Colouring Mediums - Copics - 
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20;
Hair - Y21, YR23, E15, E18;
Flowers - V09, V06, V04, V01, R39, R85, R83, R81;
Leaves - YG67, YG13;
White Gelly Roll Pen
Dies/Punches - Standard Circles Large; Petite Scalloped Circles Large; Die-namics - Flower and Leaf Trio
Other - Pearls, Lace Ribbon, Rhinestone Sparkler
Friday, 1 August 2014

New Release at Paper Nest Dolls!

Good Morning All!

Exciting times over at the Paper Nest Dolls!  We have a brand new release which is called  the Zodiac Collection!  Do please check out the main blog for lots of inspiration using all the new images.  There are also prizes to be won so make sure you leave comments there and also on the DT blog where a mystery prize will be hidden!  

 I have used Zodiac Sagittarius which you can find here

I decided to do a cross over card today, I've not tried these before:

I used the pull out piece to describe some characteristics of this star sign.  I enjoyed making this style card and I think I will use it quite a few times more!  I coloured her up with copics and the papers are from LOTV called Promises from NitWit Collection.  All the embellishments are from the Hobby House and the ribbon was just from my stash.  

All the images will be so handy for those special birthdays!  They are all available in the store now.  

OK, that's it from me for now.  See you soon!  

Love and Hugs

Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - Zodiac Sagittarius; 
Paper/Card - LOTV - NitWit Collection - Promises;  Bazzill CS;
Colouring Mediums - Copics:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20;
Hair - Y21, YR23, E15, E18;
Clothes - BG000, BG01, BG05, BG09, V01, V04, V06, V09;
Bow/Animal - E21, E23, E25, E27, E29, R20;
Grass - YG13, YG67;
Dies/Punches - Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large;
Other - Mulberry Flowers, Ribbon, Rhinestone Sparkler; Pearls, Pearl Brads
Sunday, 20 July 2014

Creative Blog Hop

Good Morning Everyone!
I hope you had a lovely weekend.  
I am here today with something a little different.  The gorgeous Hazel from Didos Designs asked me to join in with the Creative Bloggers Hop. 

Its a continuous Hop every Monday with a host of different inspirational bloggers taking part each week .  Thank you Hazel for asking me, it is an honour to be here!

I have known Hazel for almost as long as I have had my blog.  She run's Moving Along With The Times challenge blog and it was the first Design Team I was asked to be on!  She has created such an amazing team!

 So onto the questions.

1. What am I working on?
I am actually not working on a particular project just at this moment.  I have taken a step back from producing lots and lots of DT work and am focussing on improving my techniques.  I have wanted to improve my colouring skills for such a long time.  I, like lots of others, have invested lots of money in copics and pens and was frustrated that a lot of the time I just couldn't do them justice.  I am now taking colouring classes through Kit and Clowder and am learning so much and I can actually see some improvement in what I am doing.  I have a lot more to learn but its a continuous learning process and its actually, very slowly, giving me my confidence back!  So, back to the original question, I am currently working on my practice sheets for colouring hair!! 

2. How does my work differ from others in my genre?
I don’t think my work differs much from other crafters out there!  I just work with images and papers that inspire and that I enjoy to work with.  I take lots of inspiration from other bloggers and try to create my own style. 

3. Why do I write/create what I do?
 I started creating a long time ago when my mum taught me to cross stitch!  Cross stitch then moved into card making and then card making completely took over!  Although I do still dabble in cross stitching!  I love to craft as it allows me to use the creative part of my brain.  I think I would go mad if I didn't have an outlet for that somewhere! 
4. How does your writing/creative process work?
I get the inspiration from the image I am working with.  That leads me to chose the papers and the style that I want.  I usually have a theme that I am working towards depending on what is required by the Design Team.  As I said earlier I am focussed on getting my colouring just right and if that comes together then the card/project usually comes together quite quickly.  

I now need to nominate three fellow craters to carry on the Hop

 I met Kate through the Hobby House Design Team.  She is an amazing creative person and her work is very inspirational.  Its wonderful to be working on the same Design Team as her.

 Mary is one of the first people who I met when I first set up my blog!  She was amazing at offering her advice and she was a real role model for me when I started!  She has her own unique style which is easily recognisable! 

 I first met Amanda when we were both on the Design Team for Ladybug Crafts Ink, only my second Design Team!  Amanda’s colouring is amazing and a real inspiration for me at the moment!   

Well, that’s it from me, I have you have enjoyed my Creative Blog Hop and that you have enjoyed finding out a bit more about me! 

Have a wonderful day

Love and Hugs
Thursday, 17 July 2014

Colour Inspiration at MAWTT

Hi Everyone!

I am late posting this, bad me!  We have a new challenge over at Moving Along With The Times.  Our fabby leader Hazel is the hostess this week and we have a colour theme for you:

summer brights

So use nice bright summery colours.  This is my card:

I am taking the Kit and Clowder Skin and Hair lessons at the moment and this image was for a competition that Alyce was running on the facebook page.  I made top 3!  The image is called Floral Kiss from The East Wind.  

The papers are just from my stash, I can't remember the name I am afraid.  The colours were perfect for this challenge and I wouldn't normally use them so it was nice to do!  I just added some ribbon, mulberry flowers and pearls, from the Hobby House to finish off.  I didn't want to make it too fussy.

OK, that's it from me today.  I hope you enjoy the rest of your afternoon.  See you soon!

Love and Hugs

Card Ingredients