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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Last challenge of the year! Anything goes with Scrappers Delights



Hi there!

Are we  ready for Christmas?  I jolly well hope you are either finished or near enough as shopping is crazy!  I really hate queues and crowds so i will let you into a little secret.....i never even went out of my front door!  Yes for the first time ever i did all of my shopping online and i was amazed that i didn't have to send back even one item! 

 So, OK its going to be hectic over Christmas but what fun to have family with you during that time...i just love having my boys visit and spend time with their younger brother..

 I thought i would leave you for the last challenge of 2015 with my favorite digi from Scrappers Delights.

This week at Scrappers Delights

Scrappers Delights

we have an Anything goes challenge with a twist of Anything goes! Yes you read it right lol literally anything goes.

So i really like this digi as she is so versatile.  Great for a Christmas or wintry card.



I made a card blank out of some gorgeous green card that had holly on the bottom and snowy blurred edges.

I used two types of ribbon.  My red mesh that i love to use and a Christmas ribbon showing holly and snowflakes.

I finally got around to using some foiled sentiments that a friend sent my way.

Her hair is my favorite hair combo of E 33,35,37 and 39
and my favorite red combo of R 35, 37, and 39.


I had much fun embellishing with liquid applique on her dress, muff and hat band.  That stuff really bubbles when you add a little heat! I love it!

I finished the card off by adding a poinsettia and some berries.

I wish you all a lovely Christmas and much fun during your New year celebrations!!

Bye for now







Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Scrappers Delights - and Non traditional Christmas colours!

Hi there!

Are we almost ready for Christmas?  I jolly well hope you are either finished or near enough as shopping is crazy!  I really hate queues and crowds.

This week at Scrappers Delights

Scrappers Delights
we have an Anything goes challenge with a twist of non traditional Christmas colours.
So me being me i decided to hide the image...


I made a gatefold card and matted all sides with a coloured snowflake card.  I then added a die cut of a snowman and background which i had previously glittered.


Now inside is where i added my picture of Victorian digi 2 which is easy to colour. 
 I used B 000, 00,01,02 for the dress and hat.  The jacket was lighter in B 0000, 000, 00.  Skin combo is E 00, 01,11,21 with R 20 for her cheeks. Her hair was a slightly different combo this time by using a YR combo.

I used really fine glitter that was recommended to me by a few friends to give it a Christmas look.  I then finished off the inside with some lovely cream and blue flowers and a Christmas sentiment stamp, that i really like.


I hope you like my inside out card lol....and look forward to seeing your lovely creations.






Monday, 24 November 2014

Lacy Sunshine and anything goes challenge

How is the Christmas shopping going for everyone?  Well, so far i havent been shopping at all....i have been busy beavering away making Christmas cards and homemade gifts for close family and friends....i just hope i have enough time to make them all lol.

This week over at TTPHC

Through The Purple  Haze Challenges

We are sponsored by the lovely Heather Valentin from Lacy Sunshine


A nice easy theme this week as it is Anything Goes and i am sure there are lots of lovely projects that you have been waiting to show us?

I love this digi! She is so versatile and looks good in so many different colourways...as you will see, as one of the DT have coloured her up in gorgeous reds.  So i chose the pale blue of a winter day.

She is called Patchy Penny's snowflake and she is available in the new section of the LS website.

 

I started by matting and layering black, silver and blue patterned papers onto the card blank.  Added a lovely shaped ribbon which you cant see really lol...then mounted the image which again was matted and layered in black, silver and blue patterned papers and card.
A close up of her coloured with the perfect pearl background i gave her in four different colours.
Her hat and jacket are B 000, 00, 01, 02.  Her skirt is lighter in B 000 and B 00.  I coloured her hair in E 31, 33, 35 and 37 and her skin is a favourite combo of mine E 00, 01, 21, 11. R20 for her cheeks.


I added a white glitter frond with silver, pale blue and cream flowers and some of those lovely curly white frosted embellishments that i managed to get hold of last week.

Many thanks for looking at my make this week and we look forward to seeing your creations this week! Have fun!








Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Scrappers Delights - Anything goes with a twist of Christmas traditional colours.

This week at Scrappers Delights we are getting ready for Christmas!  Yes you heard it right...Christmas!  But then for a crafter we tend to either start early or prepare for it all year round.

Scrappers Delights

I used Snow day Honey and i loved colouring her...especially the snow!  Someone recommended Glamour dust so i managed to get some locally and enjoyed the effects when playing with it.  I kept my card fairly straight forward with one main background colour, the striped background.  Christmas to me always reminds me of candy canes and red, green and white so that is where the idea of the stripy paper came from.  Because that is quite a busy paper i kept it fairly simple after that by colouring the digi in R 33, 35, 37 for the lovely red Christmas attire and then matted it onto gold Mirri card.

I added a corrugated card band through the middle with some green and silver sentiments and some lovely button snow flakes that i had in my stash.  I just snipped the shank of the back! So that they would sit flush.


Hey presto done and dusted!  So decidedly straight forward.  Mind you my cards of late have been decidedly straight forward and not too complicated as i have expended a lot of my energy of late looking after a hospitalized friends mentally challenged grown up children.  and then introducing my 8 yearl old to a new speech and language school... dare i say it that i may have time for more complex makes? soon?


Here is a close up of all those glittery bits that i used my tub of glitter on...lovely!

This week i am entering the following challenges:








Monday, 17 November 2014

TSC at The Purple Haze Challenges!

Hi there over at TTPHC this week


Through The Purple  Haze Challenges

We are sponsored by the lovely Tamara from the Stamping Chef.


The winner wins three digi images of their choice.

So what did i do this week? Well i looked after a very poorly 8 year old with a temp topping 103 and he gave me three scary days with his yoyo temperature, and another three days getting over it...so a crazy week but you dont want to know that!

What you really want to find out is what i did with my digi



I decided to colour her in green rather than Christmassy red for a change.  So that i could still bring in lots of the traditional red, green and white of Christmas.

I used both mesh ribbon and Christmas ribbon as per the challenge requirements this week. I love the red of the card i added to mat and layer with along with the silver mirri. Oh! I couldn't resist the naughty or nice sentiment either.

I enjoyed adding the rolled roses from Gort & Godt that my son gave me a while back...added with the holly leave and red l flowers i think it finishes off the card nicely although i wasn't happy with the overall effect of the glittery tights.

Here is a close up....nope still not happy with the glittery tights.

Any way i hope you like the challenge and look forward to seeing your makes this week..






Monday, 10 November 2014

Tonic dies! what a great sponsor!!

Wow!  

Over at TTPHC this week



We were really lucky to land a one off sponsorship from Tonic and they sent through some fabulous dies, tapes, glue and cutting boards.

Tonic Studios

So my make this week is made using a Tonic Die called Verso die - Diamond swing oval and i used the glue sent to make the card.

Verso Die - Diamond Swing Oval

So here is what i made.

I started with a cream pearlescent card blank and then die cut both ovals in the same cream pearlescent card.  They were then both mounted onto foam squares for dimension.


I then added the lace at the bottom, flowers, swans and the letters for the happy 25th anniversary.  A really nice cute card to make and i love how these dies cut first time on thick card unlike some others on the market.


Here have a gander at those lovely clean cut edges and i didn't even have to pope bits out or recut....first time through the die cutter machine and all done first time. Just the way i like it!

Don't forget to leave a little love. xx






Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Scrappers Delights - Anything goes with a twist of paper piecing




Morning!
What a lovely couple of autumnal days full of sunshine! A chill in the air just how i like it, and unusual for November.  This week i have the paper piecing challenge from Scrappers Delights
for you  Well as a twist anyway as you know it is always Anything goes.

So pop over to the store and have a looksee as you may find the perfect digi for your project!

Scrappers Delights

 My digi image this week for the paper piecing is Emo Honey 1  and she is kinda cute and easy to colour.

You can follow this link to the Scrappers Delights blog for the challenge!  It runs for two weeks so you have plenty of time to come along and join in!

Ok so my DT make for you this week is this card its a 6x6 a size i tend to work with.


I am one of these Crafters that at the moment i colour may image first and then match in my papers and elements after...i have tried it the other way by choosing a colour scheme etc and then colouring but i really dont like doing it that way for some reason...weird huh?

So this week i paper pieced her jacket and skirt in a brown paper as i am not a lover of fussy patterns when paper piecing as i find it distract me and i am never happy with it.

I coloured her hair with a Yr 21, 23, 24, 27 combo and added two BV and B combos into the streaks one is more purple based colour the the other more bluer.

The hearts are R 20, 21, 22 and the skin is a combo of E 00,01,11,21.  The bear was almost all of my E 30's.

I used twine and a cute red strawberry embellishment to pick up the red hearts in her hair and the papers picked up other elements from the digi colour. The papers as always i skim through my paper stash for the colours i am happy with for matting and layering. My first attempt at paper piecing as i really try to avoid  and i don't think it turned out too bad.

I intend to enter into the following challenges:




Monday, 3 November 2014

Tattered Lace

This week i was lucky to be able to play with a really gorgeous die called Sparkle from Tattered Lace which was sent to TTPHC by the lovely Stephanie Weightman!


Now you can get these dies from a lot of craft shops, but primarily from  crafting.co.uk  .

Now i know for a fact that http://crafting.co.uk have this on sale as well as a number of other lovely dies.

So this is Sparkle

Tattered Lace Dies - Sparkle

And this is the lovely Christmas card i made with this gorgeous die.

Look at the really intricate lines in the oval frame work...beautiful!

The Christmas tree looks great embossed!


Now as much as i love these dies you really have to put it through the die cutter a number of times to get a clean cut and sadly even though i really tried all sorts of different combinations of die cutting plates on my Ebosser i couldn't get the Christmas tree to fully cut out so i ended up using it by embossing the die, which i have to say still came out looking lovely.

So i love the die its worth buying and great for Christmas and i think you need a better sandwich for cutting the tree, maybe it was the Ebosser and a different die cutting machine may get a cleaner cut but that's what i use as i cant crank the dies through any more...lol

Happy crafting!







Monday, 27 October 2014

Rick St Dennis and a Halloween theme at TTPHC

Hi there!

Its getting so close to Halloween and we thought what better way to usher it in than by having Rick St Dennis as our Halloween sponsor!

Original zibbet banner

He has lots of fantastic digis for Halloween.

Hop on over to TTPHC to have a look at the rest of the DT's makes.


I chose held aloft as my digi this time around as it reminded me of a program i really enjoy watching!



I started with a black card blank 6x6 and then matted red corrugated card onto it and then skull paper.   I added a bat border to the top and bottom which is all glittery and funky.  I backed my image onto another piece of red corrugated card and attached it to the card with foam tape to give it added dimension.  The bling followed to finish off the card.

I have to admit sat here looking at the photo i have just uploaded the lady looks a little washed out? May be i should have darkened her skin a little....the dragons really pop though.  

Saying that i am holding the card in my hand and it looks a lot better than the photo!  Maybe just the autumn lighting even though i had lights on it?

 

Heres a close up of the lady i did her hair really neutral just and E 40,41,43 and i feel i should have darkened that as well but i wanted to focus on the dragons!  Oh well they say we are our own worst critique? 

Dont forget to leave a little love if you can and i will do the same for you xx







Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Scrappers Delight - Anything goes with a twist of HALLOWEEN!

Halloween is on its way and Charlie cant wait to put up the decorations my lovely friend Lucy sent during the summerween swap in the summer.  bless him he has been champing at the bit since they arrived lol.

Now today i have a  lovely Halloween digi for you from the lovely Scrappers Delights.
Scrappers Delights

  She is called Halloween Anna Mae 1 and she is kinda cute.

You can follow this link to the Scrappers Delights blog for the challenge!  It runs for two weeks so you have plenty of time to come along and join in!

I did have an issue with my orange copic....i was happily colouring the pumpkin and suddenly a gurt drop splodged onto the page!  I cleared it up as best as i can but hey she is done and i think she looks grand!


I loved colouring her hair, well i always do lol.  I used YR 21, 23, 24, and 27.  I kept the card simple and straight forward with no fancy die cutting. I just rounded the edges of the corners and mounted her onto orange and then black and orange spotted card from a Recollections Halloween pad.

I added the windmill Halloween flourish and the BOO banner and finished her off with a bit of boo ribbon and some black stick on pearls. 


Now i know what you are going to think...hey you didn't finish colouring her the crass and stones are not done?  But i am ahead of you as i didn't want to colour that bit as i had given her a green cape and didn't want more green blending into it and taking away the effect that i actually liked.
Her cape is T 0, 2, 4 and 6 on the outside and the inner is a lovely green YG 02,06,08.
Dress is YG 00, 02, 04.

Any how i hope you like my inspiration this week for Scrappers Delights this week and i look forward to any comments! xx







Saturday, 18 October 2014

A new release at Scrappers Delights today!

If you like really cute Christmas digis then you have to come and have a look over at the


  Scrappers Delights Facebook page to see Scrappers Delights new release and what the DT have made!

Which is available NOW! Over at Scrappers Delights on the new releases page So pop over to Scrappers Delights website and have a looksee and maybe pick one or two for your digi collection.


You will also see some DT inspiration on the Scrappers Delight Facebook page.  Now i know for a fact that there will be giveaways, a competition and a few RAK's waiting to go to some lovely people so make sure you pop over to the Scrappers Delights Facebook page.....as you never know you may win some goodies!

Now onto my little bit of DT inspiration....i have to admit when i made it i was really unwell with a bug and i didn't feel it was up to scratch but i have been assured that it is and i am really hoping that you will like what i have made.

I started with a box...yes just a plain old box that i decided to doctor.  I covered in a pale pink paper all over including the bottom and then distressed with Tea Dye and Gathered Twig.

I then rand a lace and bead ribbon around the lid.  On the bottom half of the box i added white metal corners partially to make it look nicer and a little for added strength.

I then added a cluster of flowers and a couple of fir cones to two of the corners.



I then die cut out my image that i had coloured earlier and stuck her to the boxes lid and again around the edge of the die cut i added some matching flowers and a couple of metal snowflake charms.

I hope you like what i made and that maybe it gives you a few ideas of your own?

Many Thanks.