Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Simply Betty ribbon swap

Hi there and welcome to the Simply Betty Stamps Ribbon Swap!

My swap partner was Lisa Nelson and boy did she spoil me!

On occasion we do swaps and we end up with some lovely scrumptious stuff to play with and i cant wait! i just have to wait for the right ideas to come along! But i have ideas aplenty!

As you can see i had quite a few lovely items! 

Sticky ribbon,washi tape 

Ribbon and more ribbon!

Beads and beautiful ribbon made out of butterflies which is my favourite so much and some fine fabric as well so much to play with !

Below is the list of other blogs to visit included in the ribbon blog hop i am highlighted mid way down. If you started with me you really need to go to the beginning and start from there and work your way through!

Thanks for looking

SBS ( Vanessa ) on SBS blog

Monday, 29 July 2013

Favourite colours with Simply Betty Stamps

Hi everyone!

Well it is a rather rainy day here in the south west so i thought i would brighten your day with my favourite colours card in some nice summery colours

We are lucky enough at Through the Purple Haze This week to be sponsored by the lovely
Betty from Simply Betty Stamps

So my card today is for a special friend and i have used Inner Tube Betty

I used BBP Avalon Paper from the quilted fish and then a bit of orange card.
I used Die-namics heart doily with the other side of the flowery BPp card as they are double sided and added a Crafts Too Swirling Flourish and then last but by no means least  a special friend ticket!

I hope you like my Dt project this week

I would like to enter into the following challenges:

Dream valley challenges - summer days
That Craft Place - its a girl thing
Pumpkin Spice - Anything beach related
Cut it up challenges - celebrate summer
Stamping with the dragon - on the beach
Cute card thursday - beside the seaside
Creative creations challenges - anything goes

Many thanks and see you soon

Monday, 22 July 2013

Flower A4 folder

Hi there everyone 
I hope you are having a fantastic summer? It has been absolutely boiling here!

This week at Through the Purple Haze Challenges we are enjoying FLOWERS!

Yep those gorgeous colourful flowers that we find in our gardens.

So here is my Dt project this week looks gorgeous but hasn't photographed overly well.

It was really hard getting the angle tight to catch this folder as i had used Cosmic Shimmer sprays to create it and the bathroom floor came in really handy for the initial colouring!

I started by spraying the bottom third in Cosmic Shimmer Golden Mint and vintage  Antique Green and then carried on with Vintage Marigold and finished the last third using Vintage Antique rose.

I then used a mask with these lovely flowers and swirls and i don't have a clue where they came from!
I used a variety of  Brilliance Pearlescent ink pads and used a dabber to colour i used orchid and purple on the flowers and ivy and light green on leaves and stalks.
I then finished it off by adding rhinestones in various pink/purple shades to give it a bit of bling!
I added a bit of detail on the smaller flowers with a purple copic.

So i hope you like my contribution even though the photo's don't do it justice.

Thank you for looking and i hope to see you back again soon.

many thanks

Monday, 15 July 2013

#1 a Anything goes

Hi there welcome!

I have to say its a gorgeous day and welcome to the second challenge of the day.

This one is anything goes:

Now this was a nice and easy 8x8 card 
i used the following for this card today:
I used DCWV the butterfly stack 12x12 paper pad
I then embossed a cream pearlescent card with Spellbinders Impossibilities Reverence and Adoration
I then mounted the pink rose trim and added the picture i coloured in with copics and then a die cut butterfly distressed in pink with crystals added for a bit of bling and last but not least i added a happy birthday die cut...

oops before i forget i used the following copics to colour in this lovely girl:

Hair E 42, 44, 49
Dress R 21, 24, 27
Skin E 04,11, 21, 51
Eyes YG 13, 17

I hope you like my creation for this challenge and look forward to seeing you shortly.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

613 Avenue create - Anything goes
No matter which challenge - Anything goes
That Craft Place - Ribbons/lace
Colour me Creative - anything goes
One stop craft challenge - summer colours
My creative moments - word play saturdays - birthdays
Creative corner challenges - anything goes
Stampin for the weekend - pink and green
Your next stamp challenge - photo inspiration
Crafty ribbons challenge - anything goes with ribbon

Best wishes

Indigo Blu #1 challenge with Through the Purple Haze Challenges

Hello everyone and welcome as you know today is the launch of

I have put together with the help of Fiona Henderson and Debs Mitchell a new challenge blog that is made up with quite a few new to blogging DT members!  I am also lucky enough to have some experienced ones too!  So our happy band gets lots of help and support where needed....
 We have a mix of across the range abilities, mind you some may be new to blogging but they make some lovely cards!

Any way i am getting off the reason for this post our very first challenge is with a lovely stamp company called Indigo Blu

Here is my creation for the DT:

I made this clock by using a £5 "home" clock from the factory shop in just plain old white!
So i started by staining it with distress inks and sealed it by using crackle paint on the whole thing..

I stamped out three sparrows and four of the bigger flowers and two of the smaller ones...the bigger ones i doubled up and then i coated them all in a dimensional paste to give it body which i originally thought was clear but actually had a slight gold glitter effect to it.

I then glued them to the clock and waited for it all to dry and set and this is what i ended up with....hubby said straight away
 "thats for the sitting room" 
so i now finally have a clock in my sitting room!

So thank you for visiting and if you want to know the actual colours etc use the contact form and i will let you know as this is all about INDIGO BLU 

Thank you and hope to see you soon

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Monday, 8 July 2013

The Summer Fairy

Hi there 

I know a have not been around for a couple of weeks but everyone will know thats because of a hectic month (funeral, setting up the challenge blog and my hubby wrote of his car  and thats the tip of the iceberg!) so i am sure you will understand

I couldn't make up my mind how to do this card so i made to versions and i have to  hurry as i only have a little time to enter into the Simply Betty Facebook Challenge

So here is my entry!

Version 1

Close up of summer Fairy

Version 2

Close up of summer the fairy

I think i like version one more!

I would like to enter into the following challenges:

Many thanks for looking

Thursday, 4 July 2013


Hi there everyone i hope you are keeping well?

I have a lovely announcement to make! (well to me it is

I have put together a new challenge blog that is made up with quite a few new to blogging DT members!  I also have some fab experienced ones too!  So our happy band gets lots of help and support where needed. And we have a mix of across the range abilities, mind you some may be new to blogging but they make some lovely cards!

So with no further ado i would like to introduce you to:

Through the Purple Haze Challenges

I couldn't have done this without the help of 

Fiona Henderson  

for putting me in touch with some lovely people, finding us some lovely prizes for a fantastic giveaway coming up soon and for being the DT go to person when you have a problem.


The lovely Debs Mitchell

 who updated and changed the blog and buttons for me and did a fabulous job and made it look lovely and professional!

I would like to introduce you to my fabulous team:

You will find these lovely ladies creations on the blog which has it first challenge on 
Monday 15 July 2013

We have a great line up of sponsors for 2013/2014 and more are joining us all the time.

So come along and join in the fun and our 100th member will receive a gift especially from me!

Many Thanks and i look forward to seeing you there.