Thursday, 17 April 2014

A little flower girl....

Hi Girls

It's time again for another challenge at In The Pink...  and the theme this time is 'Digital Delight'...  in other words, we needed to use a digital image!  

Now, as you know, I particularly LOVE to use digis - so it wasn't too hard for me.  And as we're sponsored this time by the very generous ALL DRESSED UP - and also as I just so happen to be a DT member there - I chose to use one of the April releases - this little cutie is called 'A Little Flower Girl' and she can be found HERE.
Card Materials:
Image - A Little Flower Girl - by All Dressed Up
Colouring - Copics
Dies: Li'l Inkers Stitched Rectangles, Li'l Inkers Stitched Hearts
Paper: Bo Bunny
Glitter and Ribbon from stash

Hope you'll join in over at In The Pink...  it's a fun place to be if you just happen to love my favourite colour.. LOL!  And you could win two All Dressed Up Digi Images of your choice - hows that for a good enough reason to enter??

My and my lovely OH are off out to lunch with friends today... I'm looking forward to a nice chat and a lovely meal.. and just MAYBE a nice glass of wine!

Big hugs

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Fairy... nuff??

Hi Lovely Blogging Buddies..

I'm back today with a card for the Sugar Nellie  blogspot...  and I felt the need for colouring a delicate fairy...  so I decided to use 'Live Laugh Love' - (which by the way, just happens to be a favourite saying of mine).  I coloured her as pale as I could... to match these gorgeous Maja Design Spring Basics papers.  Now there isn't much more to say, as I kept the card quite simple... the stripey paper is on the reverse of the floral one... I used a Spellbinders Nestie Oval for her shape...  and then finished with some seam binding, some glitter, and a gemstone on the bow.  I didn't use a sentiment this time, as I find that a lot of people want a card without.... and I can always add a personalised sentiment if it's required.

Hope you like my delicate (if glittery!) fairy...

Big hugs

Monday, 14 April 2014

Party time!!

Hi Ladies

It's Monday morning... and here I am again - with a DT card this time for Paper Nest Dolls....  I absolutely LOVE using these images as they lend themselves so well to 'fussy cutting' - as in... they are not TOO fussy! 

Miss Hollywood here is definitely off to a party with her sparkly petticoats and clutch bag..  so I didn't want to detract from her making the big splash by putting anything alongside.  So she is there in all her glory, with just a little sentiment below (done on the PC).  I coloured her with Copics and Promarkers... used a bit of Bazzil for a border at the top (punched with a Martha Stewart border punch of which I seem to have TONS!)  a bit of bakers twine and a sparkly gem... and she was done.  Easy... (well not actually - these CAS cards take some thinking about! hehe)

Hope you like, and that you will pop over to the see the current challenge at Paper Nest Dolls...  these are such fabulous images.. I KNOW you'll want to see them and what the other lovely DT members have come up with.  And there is a fabulous prize of a $20 Paper Nest Dolls gift certificate to be won if you use a Paper Nest Dolls image.......  and THEN.....  there is a massive giveaway too - check it out....  you'll automatically be entered if you enter our challenge!

Big hugs

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

A card for a special lady...

Hi Ladies

I'm late today showing this card, but I had to make sure it had been received by the lovely lady concerned before I showed it!  Today is t'other Christine's birthday (Nanaseaside to all of us)... and when I saw this image I knew I had to use it for her as it would make her smile!!  I've CASed a gorgeous card that I found on Pinterest using this image..  so thank you Colette for your inspiration.
 Say hello to this fabulous little chick - she's from 'From the Heart Digital Art Stamps' and is from the Birdbrain Collection - the name of the image is (not surprisingly) Birthday Candle - it can be found HERE.

Card Recipe:

Image: From The Heart Birdbrain Birthday Candle
Colouring: Copics
Paper - Carta Bella True Friends Digi Paper
Dies: MFT Stitched Circle Stax (a gift from Christine last year), Spellbinders Circles, 
Cheery Lynn B127 Tropical Flourish, Marianne Creatables LR0145 Flowers, 
PC generated sentiment

Hope you like this as much as I did when it turned out...  and that you'll join me in wishing Christine a fabulous birthday!!  

Hope you'll say hello when you stop by... I love to hear from you..

Big Hugs

Thursday, 3 April 2014

In The Pink time...

Hi Ladies

Sick of the sight of me yet??  I did say I was going to be around a lot this week...  and here I am again!!

Now.....  the theme this time over at In the Pink is 'ANYTHING BUT SQUARE'.  I thought 'I'll make a box card.. how hard can that be?'  ANSWER - VERY HARD especially when you're in a mad rush!!!!  

But here it is.... thanks to Janine for the instructions which were very good.....  It's just ME that messed up.... then the camera messed up changing the pinks and whites to different shades when the photograph was taken.......  sheeeeeeeeeesh!  Whatever could have gone wrong DID!

The flower stamps were from Woodware - Clear Stamps - Mini Flowers - stamped and embossesd with white embossing powder then fussy cut, and the little flower and leaves are from Paper Smooches.  The sentiment is one of the LOTV larger sentiments.

I'd love it if you popped over to In The Pink and joined in with an UN-SQUARE creation...  it's not as easy as it looks!! hehe

Now......  later today I'm going to..... BREATHE!!

Big Hugs.. 

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

All Dressed Up time...

Hi Ladies

I'm back yet again with another card.... this time it's for our Monochrome challenge at All Dressed Up.  Now I decided to opt for WAY OUT of my (pretty pink) comfort zone and go the whole hog - I chose to do Black and White!

I chose to use one of Wendy's fabulous March release images... called 'A Little Me Time' (she's available HERE)... and that looks like what she's having in the hustle bustle of the city... she's ordered a cupcake!! LOL!  I do hope she also ordered a cafe latte to go with it...

I coloured her with my Copics - all the C's were in use trying to capture the monochrome effect..  hope I did it justice.  On the whole - I'm not sure of this one..  but I gave it a go is all I can say!  

The skyline is a Memory Box Die...  the black and white dotty paper was from my stash, and I used the swiss dots embossing folder for the white.  The word dies are from Simon Says Stamp.  I just added a few gems and a bit of glitter here and there to give her some sparkle.

Pop over to the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog to see what my lovely teamies have come up with for this one...  they've all got a little more imagination than me I think!! hehe!

Now... to change the subject and before I disappear (and also for those that didn't see this on Facebook)....  just take a look at what my lovely daughter Emma made for me for Mother's Day.... yes MADE!! 

She designed it in Photoshop using the chalkboard technique then had it printed out and added the buttons - then framed it!  I LOVE it cos she has me just right..... that's exactly what happens when I try to tidy up.  But isn't she clever doing the design???  A crafter's daughter huh???  Both of my lovely daughters have creativity in their souls....  Clare is more into baking and cooking...  I can't wait till she's back in this country so I get to sample her cupcakes again while she experiments... they're YUMMY!!

Big Hugs and Happy Crafting

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Are you ready for a little bit of gossip?

Morning Ladies..

Today I'm here with my first Sugar Nellie Design Team card...  and as I'm clinging to my schedule by the skin of my teeth this week, I thought I'd use one of my CAS designs - which show nothing BUT the fabulous image!

Meet one of my favourite little fairies...  'A Little Bit of Gossip' - available from Funky Kits here.  She's a treasure to colour...  then all I did was use a second image to fussy cut her wings and the flower.  I mounted these on 3D foam pads to give some height and depth.  

The die is one of my current favourites - Stitched Square by Li'l Inkers (yes - you've seen it a lot and I think I've personally been responsible for a rise in their sales - LOL!)   Then I just used some twine and a bow to add some other interest... oh, and of course, her fairy glitter! 

Here are sideways views of the card so that you can see the 3D effect.

Big Hugs and Happy Crafting.. and I hope you don't get caught out this April Fools Day morning!!

Monday, 31 March 2014

Paper Nest Dolls...... Avery in her posh Easter Bonnet!


Hi Ladies

Today it's my DT card for Paper Nest Dolls..  It's another Anything Goes challenge.. (don't we all love them?) so it's easy to join in with at the Challenge Blog HERE.

I chose Easter Bonnet Avery to colour... and hmmmmm weirdly enough, my pink pens jumped out for her!  She's available as a rubber stamp HERE.

The card recipe is pretty self explanatory...  the die is Spellbinders Floral Oval, lace is from my trimmings drawer...  and paper is from my stash (sorry it didn't have a name but I've used it before..)  And the sentiment was done on the PC and punched with a Stampin Up oval punch.  I did TRY to put some flowers on this card.... but ended up taking them off again.  What is it with me and flowers???? hehe!

I'd love you to pop over to the Paper Nest Dolls Challenge Blog and see what the lovely Dollies have come up with for your inspiration.... they are a talented bunch!  And there are such lovely prizes to be won too.

Hope everyone is well and that you're all going to enjoy the lovely weather we're expecting this week..  I think I'll be in my craft room for a good while, as I've got lots of DT cards to get organised.  Now WHY didn't I do them last week when I was quiet?  Oh I KNOW... cos I was making cards for orders that I'd had!! I'm a busy, busy bee at the mo - and you'll be fed up of the sight of me by the end of the week! 

Big hugs and Happy Crafting..

Saturday, 29 March 2014

I'm late.... I'm late......... for a very important date........


Morning Ladies...

I couldn't help putting that title for this little white rabbit...  he's hurrying along and definitely looks like he's late..  but in fact it's not Easter for a while yet!

I really love Whimsie Doodles images...  they lend themselves so well to fussy cutting and 3D-ing the odd bit here and there...  This one is Bunny Egg and can be found HERE.

I coloured with Copics and Promarkers - then 3D'd the egg and hair bow.  I used my embossing tool around the edge of the rabbit so he looks more 'rounded'...  and used foam pads to 3D him onto the pink.  The papers are from LOTV Nitwits Bonnets and Bowties pad... and look just right for Easter in my opinion..

I used a Marianne's Creatables fancy circle die for the white...  combined with a MFT circle for the pink bazzil..  then matted and layered and added a little bow from some ribbon I've had in my stash for about 12 years or so - I got lots of rolls in different colours from America when I first went in 2002- see, I DO use my hoarded stash!  Of course, this little rabbit had to have some glitter to appear on my blog...  then I decided that as there was a little mark (goodness knows where that came from!) on the pink bazzil, I'd do a few pearl dots to hide it so dug out my Cosmic Pearl Glue.

This is one of eight Easter cards I've been busy making that are headed for a lovely lady in Bermuda.... my daughter is doing a good job as my agent and so I'm now selling internationally!! hehe 

Hope you like and will stop by and let me know you've been..

Have a good weekend all whatever you're up to...

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Easter/Spring Challenge at The Sugar Bowl

Hi Ladies

Hope you're all well...  the sun is shining here today.... but it's not kidding me... it's COLD out there - so I'm going to wrap up warm when I go for coffee with my friend this morning!  Barry and I went up to Northallerton to do a bit of pottering yesterday and I thought it looked nice weather... but I ended up cold and wet as it started sleeting while we were out!

The Sugar Bowl

I'm here today with my card for the new challenge over at The Sugar Bowl...  the theme is Spring/Easter and I thought this little lady fitted the bill (bill/beak??  get it??)  

I tried and tried to think of a sentiment..  but couldn't come up with one so it's without at the moment... though my lovely OH did suggest I should add 'I said EASTER not GEESTER'.... Hmmmm I don't think so!!

The image is Goosey Gander and is available in rubber from Funky Kits HERE.  I've coloured her with copics... diecut her with my Li'l Inkers Stitched Rectangles,  used paper from Pink Petticoat... then some ribbon, gems and diecut flowers (Marianne Creatables LR0145)

I've used a different card style for this CAS card...  I thought it suited!  I saw this on, hmmm, I think it was Create and Craft...  and it's so easy to do and still folds up into an envelope.  Don't know what it's called, but if you want to know more, I can always give you the measurements.  It really stands quite strong.

I hope you'll pop over to The Sugar Bowl to see what my lovely teamies have come up with for the Easter/Spring theme..  I can tell you now, they're creations are gorgeous!  Then why don't you enter.. but don't forget to use a Sugar Nellie image... you have plenty of time to do it and there's such a lovely prize of FOUR rubber stamps of your choice!!

Big hugs and Happy Crafting

Friday, 21 March 2014

All Dressed Up - New March images!!

Hi Ladies

Here I am again with another new gorgeous image from Wendy at All Dressed Up.  I think this one is rapidly becoming my new  favourite of Wendy's images..... hmmm, but then again, I say that about each one of these ADU images I use at the TIME I use it...... they are really ALL so wonderful - it's a very difficult decision!

Anyway....  this one is 'A Time to Share' available HERE.

I decided to use a slightly different sentiment...  so I asked if it was OK for me to do that.  Always best to ask the artist before any change is made. 

I loved using lots of blue for a change, but.... well..... errr.... my pink crept in..    I did print the umbrella out a second time (even though the first was cut using the 'out of the box' technique... but I really wanted to give it depth so out came my foam pads.  I coloured with Copics, used my Sharpie Poster Paint Pen for the little white dots, added glitter, a couple of Li'l Inker Stitched Hearts, all onto a Nestie Label shape...  and it was done.  The paper was from a Prima pad I had...  which I think matched so well with the rain drops, and I added a little tiny bit of ric rac to finish.

Here are the fabulous new images for this launch:

A Little Me Time

A Time To Share

Looking Gorgeous

We Make A Good Team

Something for everyone don't you think??  You may have seen already some of the fabulous creations the lovely DT have come up with.

Don't forget our current challenge is to 'Use a Button' - where you could be in with a chance of winning three digi images of your choice!  We'd also love you to join in our Facebook Group... to share your ADU creations and chat to fellow crafters.

I'll be back soon, but until then, 
Big Hugs and Happy Crafting..  

Thursday, 20 March 2014

A little fun baby card..

This one is another quickie, ladies...  I saw this little Martha Stewart punch being used on a card on Pinterest and couldn't resist..  and of course mine had to be pink - lol - wonder why?

The embossing folder is from Quickutz - it's 'Polka Dot', the tiny scalloped edge is from MFT..  and the tag and sentiment are from Papertrey Ink.  The pink gingham ribbon is from my (ever increasing) stash.  Hope you like this very, very simple card!

Big hugs and Happy Crafting..

Kiddies time...

Hi Girls

Challenge time again at In The Pink.... and this time our theme is Kiddies Corner (including babies too - yes we're cruel here at The Pink Palace and put babies in the corner - hehe!)

 I decided to use a new stamp that I bought from LOTV at the Harrogate show.. but this card was actually thrown yesterday morning in a few mins, as I was running very late.... and being as I nag the DT at In The Pink... I have now slapped my own hands for running behind!!

Papers: Had them in stash nearly 10 years!
Die: Spellbinders Floral Oval
Lace, Ribbon  and Glitter from Stash

Hope we'll see you pop over with an entry and to see what the lovely Pink Ladies have come up with...  it's so lovely to see lots of crafters who love pink entering - and as it's a 'just for fun' challenge.... it makes it even more special!

Have a lovely day..
Big hugs

Monday, 17 March 2014

Another Dolly Creation...


Hi Girls

It's time again for another Dolly challenge over at The Paper Nest Dolls..  and it's another Anything Goes theme.. so no reason not to enter...

I chose to use Birthday Balloon Ellie...  and I decided to move away from my beloved pink and go for a touch of lilac!!  I used an embossing folder for the background...  then coloured Ellie with my Copics and fussy cut around her..  so she stands out from the white panel.  I cut the balloons out separately and added glitter (of course)...  then added a ribbon and button and she was complete!  

Hope you like her as much as I do...  she's available HERE!

Remember, there are some lovely prizes to be won if you enter... check them out on the challenge blog.

It's the start of the week, hope this weather stays and you all have a good one!!

Big hugs and Happy Crafting..