Thursday, 31 October 2013

Simply Betty Halloween swap and blog hop!

Hi there and Welcome to the Simply Betty Stamps Halloween swap blog hop!!

We were all allocated a swap partner and i was lucky enough to have

Marie Franklin and she sent me some lovely goodies.

and there are a few photo's!

Now i have to admit i like the gel Halloween stuff that you put it in the window....Charlie cant wait! and the rub on's are great!

A gorgeous card and a hHalloween note pad, a packet of tissues and a paper pad by Authntique

Now this i have had to fend off the children for a lunch box with a difference ....if you move the  box the skeletons dance and jiggle and things shoe up that wouldn't be there when looking at it

It was absolutely chock full of Jolee's Halloween embelllies and ribbons it was amazing!

Here's the Embellishments by different companies

Pegs, ribbon , washi tape stick on flowers and stick on jewels.....i was am still am in heaven lol

Now here are the ribbons and twine i received in the lunch box and the orange bottle?
 Chock full of M & M's and peanut M 7 M's!

This was the gorgeous card she sent.i was one happy lady that is for sure!

Now the hop begins here:

Betty Roberts  

BreAnn McFarland, Vanessa Bland, Barbara ( Barb ) Ettinger, Carmen Shannon, Lindsey Gehin, Terry Helin

Corinne Jones

Sheri Loatwall

Trish thedish Sakulich

Marie Franklin

Maggie Schoener

Robin Bogle

Ashley Murphy

Lisa Howell

Tanja Charles

Emily Shroom

Kay Mowat

Wendy Billings

Stacey Stratis

Katya Bess

Elisabete Balcavage

Jackie Maunder

You are here in the hop and if you didnt start at the beginning go back and have a look there are some awesome swaps to be seen!

Anita Blake

Rio Ford

Summer Hills-Painter

Jo Walker

 Heather Whitlock

Tanya Johnson

Dianna Sowerbrower

Sharette Smith

Melissa Varga

Kathy Gillon

Rochelle Ayris

 Roz Wolfe

Thanks for visiting and i hope you leave a little love and i will do the same xx

Monday, 28 October 2013

Here come the girls

Hi there and welcome!

We have another lovely challenge for you ladies and gent this week at 

Here come the girls!

So here is my creation this week for them.

I was lucky to use Crafty sentiments

So i hope you like her

I grabbed a shaped card and added a April Rose backing paper and the ran Annabel through the good old Big Shot using the die  Spellbinders A2 locking loops and i have to say it was difficult and had to run it through three or four times before it completely cut mainly both ends the sides buts perfectly first time would you believe?

i then found a card heart and i then decided to use a Brilliance ink pad in Orchid on the edge of the locking loops, over the heart tuning it all pink and shiny and then over the shaped side of the card.

I then put a pink ribbon across the middle behind my image and added a lovely acrylic flower.

I then finished of by using a pink backing paper inside the card and use a Visable Image Happy Birthday sentiment....i have a great weakness for their sentiment stamps and have quite a few of them.

These are the following Copic combinations i used

Hair YR 21,23, 24, 27
Skin R 01 E 000, 00, 01
Hat,Dress and shoes R 81,83, 85, 89/R 30,32/ E 40, 42
Buckets E 23, 25, 29/ YR 21, 29
Pumpkin YR 14, 16, 18 
Skulls T 0, 2. 4

I would like to enter into the following challenges:

Challenges 4 everybody - anything goes
Paper creators crafts - pink or blue
Crafty hand challenge blog - anything goes

Monday, 21 October 2013

Anything goes with a Halloween twist at Through the Purple Haze Challenges

This week for you at Through the Purple Haze Challenges i have a lovely little box made rather hastily for a swap after the first one went missing! So i had this half made for a another person and had to hastily turn it into a Halloween box and fill it with goodies!

So the papers from stash mainly DCWV
Green ribbon around the outside with stick on bats and i used stick on embellishments from my Halloween swap box this year. I really loved the Diamante  webs and the crystal black spiders that actually dangled from them. 

I also used a pice of green pearlescent card that came from an offer at Paper Mill Direct which i used the Tim Holtz edge rougher on round the edges.

I used the following Copic colours to colour in Mercedes the witch available from Simply Betty Stamps.

Dress C 9, 7, 5, 2
Dress/hairband RV 23, 25, 29
Buckles YR 16, 15
Broom E 23,  27, 29
Hair YG 01, 05, 07, 09
Nails whispers pen - Red
Martha Stewart glitter pen in  Peridot, Black garnet an Tanzanite

I would like to enter into the following challenges:

Simply create too - Halloween or orange
Stempelsonne - halloween
Frilly and funky - Halloween with green and black

Thanks for looking

Sunday, 20 October 2013

One stitch at a time Anything goess #186

Hi there!

Its time for another challenge with Stitchy Bear and i am really excited as this is my first post as a DT member for One Stitch At A Time challenges so come on over and join in with the fun!

The theme this week is Anything goes

The prize for this week is from the Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet and will be a  complete set of images that the DT used in challenge #184 and the runner up prize is $3 for a digi  but to win the prize you must use an image provided by the store.

Now my image is Steampunk digi set is by Coosty Creations  and to be totally honest i had never coloured a Steampunk image let alone a steam ship!  It was a set including digi papers called 
Steampunk Sail Ship

So here is my idea of a Steampunk sailing ship!

So you can see i have used a paper mill card and turned it into an A5 card blank.  I have then  used two of the digital papers included with the pack and then mounted the ship on a piece of black card.
I finished it off with a few embellishments ...two metal cogs and a black anchor.

I used the following Copic Colour's to colour in the ship

Sails E 81, 84,87
Boat E 74, 71, 70 / E 53, 55, 57
Smoke E 40
Pipes Y 28, 26, 23

I also used a gold pen on certain area to highlight the pipes and gaps in the side of the ship.
I hope you will like my creation and hope you will be kind enough to leave me a little love.

I would like to enter into the following challenges with my card:

Challenges 4 everybody - anything goes
Opus Gluei - for the man in your life
CMC Copic challenge group - anything goes
Creative fingers - anything goes with optional twist
Simply Steampunk Challenges - monochromatic

Many thanks

Monday, 14 October 2013

Charlie's birthday card!

Hi there!

At the Through the Purple Haze Challenges this week

We are sponsored by the lovely Lacy Sunshine!

I had to share this card with you son was 7 last week and he is so proud of the card i made him i promised i would put it on  my blog!
Now he loves dinosaurs and frogs as well as favourite colour being green!

So i think i did a pretty good job considering it was many different shades of greens!

Well i didn't do too bad i used a Paper mill A4 Kraft card and halved it into A5 card blank i then used some green paper with swirls on it from my stash to start layering.  I  then mounted the coloured digi image that i got from Lacy Sunshine and is called pickles dinosaur ride on to brown card and added to the card.

After that i had much fun and frustration trying to use my Cameo for about the fourth time to  print a CHARLIE border and a Happy Birthday  with a seven in the middle and backed it with the same brown card i used to mount the digi on.

So all in all not too bad.....

I used the following copics to colour in the image:

Body YG 91,93,95,97,99
Toes E27, 23
Spots Y 00, 35, 38
Eyes B60, 63, 66
Grass YG 21, 23, 25 /06, 07, 09
Sky B 000, 00, 01, 02

So as you see plenty of green and Charlie has already added this and the rest of the cards he received into the memory box that covers 24 years of every little memento or memory we want to remember.

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Make it Monday - anything goes
Marker pop - use your copics  (wouldnt upload pic)
613 Avenue Create - anything goes (wouldnt upload pic)
CMC  copic challenge group
Inkspirational - anything goes
The Crafting Cafe anything goes

Thanks for looking

Monday, 7 October 2013

Indigo Blu and you know who at TTPHC

Hi there and welcome we have been lucky enough to be sponsored by Indigo Blu again.

Indigo Blu

And the girls at Through the Purple Haze Challenges have enjoyed working with these stamps!

I had the lovely poppy heart and to start with i bought a plain white sketch artist book designed for altering and at 160 gsm is quite good quality for doesn't bleed like some others

I started by .spraying it with Xosmic Shimmer Spray Mists in Cosmic Raspberry, Twilight black,Candy pink and Lilac night. once i had impatiently waited for that to dry i added some glitter...i dont usually use glitter but i thought what the hey? why not! so i used Recollections glitter from my christmas buddy last year and used the raspberry, Muse and clear.

Now after that had all dried and set etc i coated it with a cheap hairspray to set it a bit better.

I then added my coloured my image and surrounded in pink and purple jewels.

I used Cosmic shimmer paints to paint the heart and to be honest the picture does not do it just . It is all soft coloured with a gorgeous sheen.

And last but not least i added to copper corners to the edge of the book and a hand made flower with a black ribbon behind it.....this lovely fabric flower was made by a very good friend for me.and i cant wait to get some more or start making my own they are awesome!

I hope you liked my creation and give you some inspiration and hopefully it wont take you two days to create yours! Thanks for visiting my blog and i look forward to you visiting again!

I would like to enter into the following challenges:

Marker pop - use your copics
Sparkle and sprinkle 
Creative corner 
The crafting cafe anything goes

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Halloween with Just Inspirational Challenges

Hi there and welcome to our monthly challenge at

You will have to go to the site Just Inspirational Challenges  to see who our lovely sponsor is this month but i am sure it is someone pretty cool

I decided to go with Halloween and what does Halloween require? A witch of course!

Now not only is this my first DT posting for the new monthly challenge at JIC i was given the added hardship by a young lady requiring a card that i wouldn't be able to make one without using three papers, a border of some sort and three bits of embellishment but no bling? Well its a bit tame for me but see those stars all over her costume? well i managed to colour them in with gold pen and she didn't even notice! i mean how can you not add some type of bling? Well at least the bats and pumpkin are all velvety! so i managed to get a bit of bling,bling, bling into it!

So i chose Witchy Boo Betty 

So i started with Paper Mill Direct black card and made it into an A5 card blank and then added an orange and blue piece of card from my stashand distressed the edges.The colours helped to  bring the colours in to more or less match in with my with as much as possible. 
I then put Witchy Boo in prime place and then added a happy Halloween  K & C0 spooktacular  stick on border, and added my three embellishments of a pumpkin and two bats all velvety and from Jolee's which i wouldn't have had if not for my Halloween swap package i received.
So there we have it i met the criteria for that lovely little girl.

I used the following copic colours to colour her in:

Dress/hat  B 24,26,28,29 /B05, 06
Hair YR 21, 23,24, 27
Skin E 000.01, 00
Eyes  G 14, 16
Cat T 2, 4, 7, 9

I hope you like her 

I would like to enter her into the following competitions: