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Thursday, 30 August 2012

Flying High at MAWTT

Morning Everyone!

I hope your week is going well, almost the weekend!  

We have a brand new challenge starting at Moving Along With The Times today and our fabulous Claire has set the challenge this week:

"Flying High"

So anything that flies - birds, planes, kites, insects - you get the gist!  

We are sponsored this week by Stitchy Bear Stamps.  Here is my card:




I have used Bee and Flower which you can get from Stitchy Bear.  I teamed him with papers from Echo Park, Country Drive.  I have used my brand new Lovely Fence die from Magnolia, I have been wanting one of these for a while!!  The sentiment is from Stampavie.  I added loads of glamour dust to his wings and bling to the flowers!  

I hope you like my fun card.  Pop on over to the challenge blog to see all the inspiration from the gorgeous DT girlies.  

Have a lovely day and I will see you soon!

Love and Hugs

Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - Bee and Flower from Stitchy Bear Stamps; Sentiment from Stampavie;
Paper/Card - Echo Park - Country Drive; Bazzill CS;
Colouring Mediums - Copics - Y18, Y17, Y15, Y13; E11, E00, E000;
Dies/Punches - Grand Scalloped Circles; Grand Circles; Magnolia Lovely Fence;
Other - Marianne Flower Ribbon; Glamour Dust;
Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Paper Piecing at LCI

Good Morning All!

Did you all have a great weekend!  I had a great one and feel quite depressed today being back at work!!  Still its a short week so that's something! 

I am hosting the new challenge at Ladybug Crafts Ink this fortnight and the theme is:

"Paper Piecing"

I don't do this technique often enough so thought this would make me do it!  I really like the effect!  Here is my card:




Now I haven't had Nikki out for some time, and she is the reason why I am now stamping so I thought I must use her today!  This is "Wine Stool Nikki", all the Nikki range, and others, can be found at the LCI store here and if you are quick you will be able to purchase any of these cling stamps at half price! 

I paper pieced her dress with the gorgeous background papers from Maja Designs - Vintage Summer.  I added some Marianne flower ribbon and mulberry flowers.  Some glamour dust and pearls to finish off.  I wish I looked like her whilst sipping my champagne!  

I hope you like my card.  Please hop over to the LCI challenge blog to see all the inspiration from the Ladybugs.  

Have a great day and will see you soon.  

(PS - watch out soon for my birthday candy!)

Love and Hugs

Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - Winestool Nikki from LCI; 
Paper/Card - Vintage Summer - Maja Designs; Bazzill CS;
Colouring Mediums - Copics/Prismas - Skin - E11, E00, E000; Hair - E74, E71, E70; Chair - W6, W5, W4; Prismas - Warm Grey IV; Light Cerulean Blue;
Other - Glamour Dust; Marianne Flower Ribbon; Mulberry Flowers; Pearls
Saturday, 25 August 2012

Christmas at Elisabeth Bell's World

Hi Everyone!  

I hope you are having a nice weekend so far!  We have a nice long weekend here in the UK which is GREAT!!  

So I am here today for the brand new challenge at Elisabeth Bell's World.  There were some wonderful summer scene projects last month, really gorgeous!  I hope you can join in again this month where the challenge is:

"Christmas" - without using a Christmas Image

Here is my card:





I have to admit I am really finding it hard to do Christmas themes at the moment!  I just can't get my head around it!  I have used "What's in the Box Peeker" - Elisabeth Bell for SCACD which you can get from Quixotic Paperie.  The papers are MME Be Merry and I have used my Memory Box tree die and MFT flower trio.  Not very exciting but as I said, I really couldn't get my head around Christmas.  Oh well, we have to post the good and the bad right!?

My teamies have done a much better job though so please pop over to the challenge blog for some fabulous inspiration. 

That's it from me today, have a great weekend and speak soon!

Love and Hugs

Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - What's In the Box Peeker - Elisabeth Bell for SCACD; Sentiment - computer;
Paper/Card - MME Be Merry;  Bazzill CS;
Colouring Mediums - Copics/Prismas - Skin - E21, E00, E000; Hair - E74, E71, E70, E40; Dress - R29, R27, R24; Present - YG67, YG63, R81, R83;  Prismas - Dark Brown; Dark Green; Tuscan Red; Warm Grey IV;
Dies/Punches - MFT Flower and Leaf Trio; Memory Box Flowering Christmas Tree;
Other - Glamour Dust; SU Ribbon; Pearls; Felt
Thursday, 23 August 2012

The Sugar Bowl - New Challenge

Good Morning All!

I hope you all well and having a great week!  Its been a pretty relaxed one for me as have had a few days off with my nephew.  Back to work tomorrow though :-( Although at least we have a bank holiday coming up!

I am back today as we have a brand new sketch challenge over at The Sugar Bowl.  The optional theme this week is "Love and Romance".  Here is my card:





I have used the gorgeous "Star Dust - Simply Sassy" at Sugar Nellie, which are available at Funky Kits.  The papers are by Cosmo Cricket called Tea for Two and I have coloured her with copics and prisma pencils.  I have added some glamour dust, ribbon and some little hearts which I have had in my stash for ages!  The corner swirl is from Make it Crafty.  

I think this is another favourite of mine!!  Here is the sketch and I hope you can join in with us this fortnight!  


Have a great day and I will see you soon.

Love and Hugs

Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - Star Dust - Simply Sassy - Sugar Nellie from Funky Kits;
Paper/Card - Cosmo Cricket Tea for Two; Bazzill CS;
Colouring Mediums - Copics/Prisma Pencils - Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20; Hair - E53, E51, E50; Dress - R29, R27, R24, R32, R30; Shoes - E42, E41, E40; Prismas - Light Cerulean Blue, Pink, Cool Grey IV, Tuscan Red;
Other - Glamour Dust; Hearts from stash; Ribbon; Love Heart Swirls from Make It Crafty
Friday, 17 August 2012

Blog Hop at The Digi Bells!

Hi Everyone!

I hope you are all well!!  I am back today as we are having another blog hop at the Digi Bells to show case a brand new digi image from the uber talented Elisabeth Bell!  The new image is called "Pumpkin Fairy Ellora" and you can buy her now from the Elisabeth Bell Digital Collection.

You should have arrived here from the gorgeous Lynda, if you are lost then pop over to the Digi Bells blog and start there!  

Here is my card:


 


Isn't she adorable!!  I coloured her with Copics and Prismas.  The papers are from MME Indie Chic which I used on top of some bazzill and kraft cardstock.  I haven't done a round card for a while, I had forgotten how much fun they were to do!  

I hope you like my little card.  You now need to hop on over to the super talented Sofia.  

The hop will end at 9am Arizona Time on Friday 24 August so just one week to join in the fun.  Two winners will be selected at random from comments left on the DT blogs and on the Digi Bells blog.  

Have fun!!

Love and Hugs

Card Ingredients
Stamp/Card - Pumpkin Fairy Ellora from Elisabeth Bell; Sentiment - Pebbles Rub On;
Paper/Card - Kraft CS; Bazzill CS; MME Indie Chic Saffron;
Colouring Mediums - Copics/Prisma Pencils - Skin - E11, E00, E000;  Hair - E74, E71, E70, E40; Dress - Y21, YR23, YR24;  Pumpkin - YR18, YR16, YR15, YR14, YR12; Prisma Pencils - Sienna Brown; Goldenrod; 
Dies/Punches - Grand Scalloped Circles; Grand Circles;
Other - Glamour Dust; Mulberry Flowers
Thursday, 16 August 2012

Shape It Up at MAWTT

Good Morning All!

I hope you are all fine and having a good week.  I am back today with a new challenge at Moving Along With The Times.  I have had a little break from the team and I want to thank Hazel and the girls for bearing with me!  

So onto this week's challenge which has been set by our lovely Leesa.

"Shape It Up - Nothing Square"

We are sponsored this week by the brilliant Sir Stampalot who are offering some fabulous Christmas goodies.  Please check out the MAWTT blog for more details.  So onto my card:





Now I have to admit this card was made a while ago on a colouring class that I attended at Crafts U Love which was run by the fabulously talented Jacqui - Cats Whiskers. Its a great class to attend so if you live in the area and fancy fine tuning your colouring skills I would highly recommend this class!  

The image is Waterlily Tilda and I am ashamed to say that this is the first Magnolia stamp I have used!!  The paper is also from Magnolia but I am afraid I can't remember the name.  The tag is finished off with gorgeous ribbon, pearls and a touch of glamour dust!

OK, you now need to pop on over to the challenge blog to see the rest of the fabulous inspiration from the team!  Hopefully you will be able to join in this time.  We are currently running challenges for two weeks over the summer so plenty of time to enter!

Have a great day and see you soon!
Love and Hugs
Monday, 13 August 2012

Olympic Photos

Good Morning Everyone

I hope you had a great weekend.  Can you believe the Olympics is now over :-(  What will I do now!  Its very sad but it was a great two weeks in London and some fabulous sporting moments for GB.  

I said I would share some photos from my Olympic moments!  




The basketball quarter-finals.  I saw Russia v Lithuania and Spain v France.  The atmosphere was amazing!

The men's road race with Team GB out in front!  

Jessica Ennis winning gold, watched this at the Live Site at Hyde Park, fantastic atmosphere!

The rings on Tower Bridge!

I hope you don't mind me sharing!  Looking forward to the Paralympics now!

Have a great day.

Love and Hugs
Sunday, 12 August 2012

Some More News!!

Good Afternoon!!

I hope your weekend is going well.  I can't believe how quickly it is going though :-(  The weather has been gorgeous so have been making the most of it!  

So I have some more exciting news to share with you today!  As you know I was GDT at Elisabeth Bell's Digi Bells.  Well they asked me to stay on as a permanent DT member!  As you can imagine I was over the moon!  Elisabeth Bell's images are beautiful to work with and I am very excited to be able to stay on and to continue to work with them! 

Here is my card for today using Pati's Kisses:





She really is so cute.  I coloured her with copics and prisma pencils. The papers are Maja Design papers called Vintage Summer.  I have added some mulberry flowers with some lace ribbon and finished off with pearls and glamour dust.  I really like this colour combination.

You can buy Pati's Kisses from the Elisabeth Bell Digital Gallery here.  Please pop over to the Digi Bells blog to see this and lots of other inspiration using these lovely digital images.  

There will be a new image released on Friday 17th and we will be having a blog hop so remember to come back then to check it out!  Also don't forget the current challenge at Elisabeth Bell's World which this month is "Summer Scene" and you can use any EB image (rubber or digi).  

Right, that's it for me today.  Enjoy the rest of your evening and I will see you soon.

Love and Hugs


Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - Pati's Kisses from EB Digital Collection; Pebbles Rub On Sentiment;
Paper/Card - Maja Designs Vintage Summer; Bazzill CS;
Colouring Mediums - Copics/Prisma Pencils - Skin - E11, E00, E000; Hair - E74, E71, E70, E40; Trousers - E40, E41, E42, E43, E44; Top - B97, B95, B93, B91; Bear - E53, E51, E50, R0;  Prisma Pencils - Light Cerulean Blue; Warm Grey IV;
Other - Glamour Dust; Pearls; Lace Ribbon; Mulberry Flowers
Thursday, 9 August 2012

I am alive and some exciting news!

Hi Everyone!

Well, yes I am alive!  I think this this the longest I've not posted anything :-(  Lots going on at the moment but it is ALL good!  

I am also in an Olympic Bubble at the moment!  Not sure what I will do next week when its all finished!  Went up to Hyde Park on Saturday night which is one of the Live Sites in London with massive screens to watch the live action.  Saw Jessica Ennis win her gold there, it was a great atmosphere!  Then got a phone all from a friend on Monday asking if I wanted to go to the Basketball quarter finals, the answer was YES so spent all afternoon at the O2 yesterday!  Fantastic atmosphere!  At least I can now say I went to an event at London 2012!  Will show some photos later in the week.

Now, onto my next bit of EXCITING news!  I am very pleased to say that I am officially a SWEETIE at The Sugar Bowl challenge blog!  I was very excited when Gayle emailed me a while ago and I have been dying to tell everyone!  

So, we have a brand new sketch for you today with the theme of "Butterflies".  Here is my card:





I used my gorgeous Delia which you can get from Funky Kits.  She is one of my favourites!  I have gone for one of my favourite colour combinations. The gorgeous paper is again from Maja Design - Vintage Summer Basics.  The border die is from Doo Hickeys and the butterflies are Tonic and Woodware punches.  She is coloured with Copics and Prisma pencils and lots of glamour dust (of course!) 

I hope you like her and I hope you can join in this week.  Remember you must use a Sugar Nellie image to be eligible for a prize, which is 4 Sugar Nellie stamps (this rises to 6 if we get over 100 entries!).  Pop on over to the Sugar Bowl blog to check out the sketch and to see all the gorgeous inspiration from the very talented DT (I am so excited to be part of it!) 

I would like to enter into this card into the first challenge at In The Pink, a brand new challenge blog run by the gorgeous Christine and Sylvia-Anne.  Pop along and show your support!  

Have a wonderful day and I will see you very soon

Love and Hugs

Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - Delia from Sugar Nellie;  Sentiment - Pebbles Rub On;
Paper/Card - Maja Designs - Vintage Summer Basics; Bazzill CS;
Colouring Mediums - Copics/Prismas - Skin - E11, E00, E000;  Hair - E74, E71, E70, E40; Dress - R85, R83, R81; Wings - E43, E42, E41, E40; Prismas - Warm Grey - IV; Light Cerulean Blue;
Dies/Punches - Heart Flower Lace Die - Doo Hickeys; Tonic Butterfly Punch;  Woodware Butterfly Punch
Other - Glamour Dust; Mulberry Flowers; Pearls
Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Winner of my Blog Candy

Good Evening Everyone!

I hope you are all well!  Are you enjoying the Olympics!?  I am loving it I have to say.  Great day today for us Brits a gold in the rowing and a gold for Wiggo!!  Plus two bronzes and just got a silver in the swimming!! I have to admit I wasn't really into cycling before the Olympics started but have really been enjoying it!  I had a wander around in London Sunday and felt like a real tourist taking loads of photos!  Here are a couple:



So, I am actually here today to announce the winner of my blog candy!  Sorry its a bit late!    

Congratulations to:


Congratulations honey!  I will organise the gift voucher to be emailed to you.  

Well, I am off to do some colouring now.  REALLY need to catch up!

Have a great evening and thank you to everyone for continued support and friendship!

Love and Hugs