Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Be My Valentine with the Emerald Faerie Garden Design Team

Good morning to you all in the land of blog

Today sees the next challenge at the 


The theme this time around is

Be My Valentine

I have changed the colour to suit the person that this card is going to as it is a colour favourite for her

So here is my design team inspirational piece
A Valentine's Card

Made with purple mirror card wow what bling!!!
The base layer and contrast is the purple mirror card, with papers from the Bloomsbury Pad which I purchased at Grimsby Crafts.  The frame around the image is a Cheery Lynn, yep a new addition to my craft stash. Matt very kindly poked out all the cut out bits bless him, love ya hun!!  The sentiment is sat on a nestie tag with some more of the ribbon I won threaded through it.  I have used spun sugar distress ink and a scroll stamp to edge the sentiment.

Here is a close up of the image 
the image is called
Willy & Mia
and can be purchased 
The image is coloured in copics as always

Now here is a slight different angle, to hopefully show you that I have decoupaged the wings and her skirt, but they are not stuck on flat decoupage but angled from the body, hope you can see it
It allows the image to be under the frame but the decoupage to be on top of the frame.

I would like to Thank all of my wonderful visitors, who take the time to leave such inspirational and kind comments on my work, which allows me to hop on over to visit you all in return.

I would like to remind you all that my 700 follower candy is now running and can be entered here

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges
Cheery Lynn - Sweethearts
Hooked on Crafts - Something Bright
Stamps R Us - Valentine/Love
Paper Sundaes - Valentines
The Crafty Pad - Valentine
Allsorts - One or More Heart
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

hugs
Kate
xxx


Monday, 30 January 2012

Love Themed Creation and Blog Hop Over at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge

Good morning to you all in the land of blog
Today is a super exciting day as not only is it my second time of posting for the 


it is also a the first blog hop of the year, with the little critters too.  

If you have arrived from the very talented Jennifer, then you are on the right track, if not go back to the main site or see below to pick up the correct path.

So this weeks theme chosen by the very talented Christine is

Loved Themed Creation 
which must have more than one Heart

Now with this being a special week, there are extra sponsor prizes as well as Design Team prizes, isn't that great, so you just don't want to miss out on this challenge or hop.

As usual with hops, you need to enter a card to meet this weeks theme.  To hop around following the list below and leave a little lurrrrrrrve with each of my sister meeces, once you have completed the hop, leave your final comment with the challenge site, how easy is that. 


Now if you get lost at any point then do hop back to the 
main challenge site to pick up from your slight detour :)
or see below...

You are going to see some lush creation on your trip, so get prepared with a beverage of your choice and then go for it........................

Now the full list of places to visit is here, should you need it
 America Kuhn
Christine Craig
Dorte Kvist
Heather Gilfoy Bond
Jennifer Woodward
Kate Wiles, (Jan GDT & DT)
Lori Barnett
Lorraine Aquilina
Natascha Banning
Paula Holifield, (Jan GDT & DT)
Stacy Morgan
Sue Cooper "Scoopy"
Sue Drees
Sue Kment
Tracy Thompson



I suppose we should look at all the amazing prizes too
$25 HMD GC

3 digi Images

Winners choice /DCD- a selection of Cards and stands


Gruffies set

A $10 Gift Cert to priscillastyles store.  (GC good for Digis only)

Plus lots of DT gifts along the way, see them all along your travels,
 including mine so here it is

now what did I create for this week's theme well I tried to stay clear of red, white and black so here we go with my unusual colours
I made an Anniversary Easel Card
So the base layer is a pale green with some of those lovely Papermania Capsule Collection Mono's from the yellow stack.  The MS POTP is the double heart, the edge punch under the image is the MS single decorative heart.  The large heart is also an MS and the sentiment on the return is the nestie heart scallop and plain. The image plate has been airbrushed as has the image and the flowers with Y06.  The sentiment on the image is by Paula Pascual and on the return My Sentiments Exactly. Pearls from the Hobby House and a mint stickles has been added to the flowers. The ribbon is from my stash.

Here is the image close up
All coloured in copics, the blending on the roses uses the BG range and the Y range.

Now where are you going from here, well that would be to the very talented 

So don't forget to leave some lurrrrrrrrve here before you go and if you want to enter my other 700 follower candy then click here

Hugs and Happy Hopping
Kate
xx

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges
Allsorts Challenge Blog - One or More Hearts
Sweet Stampin - Must Stamp Animals
Mami Doodles - For  A Loved One
Simply Create - Love is in the Air
Craft Us Crazy - Valentine/Love/Animals
DRS Designs - Hearts
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Mad for Markers - A new colour combination



Saturday, 28 January 2012

Let's see the Ribbons over at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge

Good morning to you all in the land of blog
Today sees the next challenge at the


with the theme this week chosen by the very talented Franz and she has chosen the wonderful theme of

Ribbons

We have two amazing sponsors this week
who is kindly offering
$15 Voucher

and
who are kindly offering the winner
5 digital stamps of the Winners Choice


So with all that excitement on to my creation which is just up my street, loved creating this piece, but don't forget to hop on over and see the rest of the design teams amazing creations.  Also don't forget to hop and see what fabulous sponsor we have for this week.

Here is my Design Team inspirational piece
I decided to make an 8" x 8" Birthday card

The base layer and contrast here is a deep pink paper with some lovely papers from the Kanban collection, that I purchased from Grimsby Crafts.  The edge punch is the MS little daisy which has been layered and finished with some little pale blue pearls from the Hobby House.  The flowers are all from Wild Orchid and have been airbrushed as has the sentiment and image plate with B23.  The ribbon was from a win and totally gorgeous to work with and felt that as the theme was ribbon had to go a little OTT with it.  The fronds on the flowers is a Marianne die.

Here are some of those all important close ups

The flowers with just a little sprinkling of stickles platinum glitter

and the image

Kenny K coloured in copics, as it is a digi image I oversized it and used my grand nestie circle and circle scallop, so that only part of the image was showing, she lost half her legs bless her.


I would like to thank all of my wonderful visitors who take the time to leave me such inspirational and kind comments, and this then allows me to hop on over and visit you in return.

Don't forget my candy which has a couple of more days to run and can be entered here

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges
Charisma Cardz - Pretty in Pink
Digi Doodle - Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times - Bloomin Marvellous
Crafts and Me - Pink and Sparkly 
The Paper Shelter - Pearls and Swirls
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

enjoy the rest of your day
Hugs
Kate
xxx



Friday, 27 January 2012

Swirls and Pearls with the Winter Wonderland Design Team

Good morning to you all in the land of blog
Today sees the next challenge at the


with the challenge this week hosted by the amazing Miria, the theme this week is

Swirls and Pearls

We are sponsored by

Photobucket

who are very generously giving the winner a $15 Gift Certificate



Here is my design team inspirational piece, however don't forget to hop on over and see what the rest of the amazing team have created to inspire you.
The base colour and contrast on this card is a yellow paper with those gorgeous Papermania Capsule Collection Liquorice Mono papers.  I have used an MS POTP to create an extra delicate layer and used lots of swirls and pearls, along with two little bows from the Papermania collection.  Not too many flowers sorry on this one, but there are so many of them on the papers and the image.

Here is a close up of the image
This is one of my new Penny Black images, coloured in copics, the sentiment is from My Sentiments Exactly.  The ladybird has been coated in glossy accents to make him stand out and shine, not sure you can see this in the photo though.

I would like to thank all of my wonderful visitors who take the time to leave me such inspirational and kind comments, and this then allows me to hop on over and visit you in return.

Don't forget my candy which has a couple of more days to run and can be entered here

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges

Moving Along With The Times - Bloomin Marvellous
The Paper Shelter - Pearls and Swirls
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Whimsy - Pearls or Bling
Truly Madly Crafty - Anything Goes

Hugs and Enjoy Your Day
Kate
xxx

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Mo Manning Get Well For a Special Lady

Good evening to you all in the land of blog
Today I am going to show you the second get well card for my work colleague, another of Mo Manning's fabulous images and just perfect for a work a holic, as I know what she will be doing when she should be resting

So without too much introduction here it is
This is another 8 x 8 card to allow for a large signing area in  side

The base layer is a deep royal blue, with some gorgeous Bloomsbury Papers that I purchased at Grimsby Crafts, I have to say that these papers and the other colour ways available are so lush.  I have used the contrast colour to create a ribbon band edged on both sides with the MS decorative heart edge punch and I have used another of my new Memory Box dies, this one is the new release called "Cherish Border" from Dies to Die for  The large heart is by MS and the sentiment is on this occasion computer generated.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid and have been airbrushed to match the card as has the ribbon / bow.

Here is a close up of the image, which is a Mo Manning and just seemed perfect for her, it is coloured in copics and airbrushed around the edges.  The soft fluffy look was gained by in the main dot colouring with a last blend to soften this.
I would as always like to say Thank you to all my wonderful visitors who take the time to leave such inspirational comments, which allows me the opportunity to hop on over and visit them in return.

I would like to remind you all that my 700 follower candy is now running and can be entered here and for those of you who have already noticed the 800 candy needs shopping for, not that I need an excuse to go shopping for crafting bits lol xx

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenge
IDIC - Love
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Make a Heart stand out
One Stop Craft - Under the Weather
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - Have a heart
Card Mad Fairy - digi and ribbon / bow
Wild Orchid - Anything Goes

right off to watch all my favourite programs and iron at the same time, so enjoy the rest of your evening
Hugs
Kate
xxx



Saturday, 21 January 2012

Food or Drink with the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge

Good morning to you all in the land of blog

Today sees the next challenge at the


with the theme being chosen by the very talented Francesca of

Food or Drink

We are sponsored this week by the Stamping Boutique
who are kindly donating 3 digis of choice to the winner

So on with my DT inspirational piece, I went with the Food element this time around and with my favourite little critters

The base layer is a deep pink, with the contrast papers from a stack from Grimsby Crafts, the flowers are all from Wild Orchid and have been airbrushed with R83, the ribbon is from the Hobby House as is the decorative corner.  The image of course is House Mouse :) The sentiments are My Sentiments Exactly.

and a close up of the image coloured in copics
I would as always like to say Thank you to all my wonderful visitors who take the time to leave such inspirational comments, which allows me the opportunity to hop on over and visit them in return.

I would like to remind you all that my 700 follower candy is now running and can be entered here and for those of you who have already noticed the 800 candy needs shopping for, not that I need an excuse to go shopping for crafting bits lol xx

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenge

Crafty Purple Frog - Anything Goes
Paper Play - Ribbon every which way

right off shopping, so enjoy the rest of your day
Hugs
Kate
xxx

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Thrilled to Be Featured On

Hiya just a quick post with no new images

Now you all know that recently had to create some African themed 3D decoupage cards for my sister,  well I was sort of new to this, so thrilled to have been featured on the Unstampabelles challenge site

unstampabellesbutton

To show examples of the sort of work that you can enter into the challenge, along with some other stunning creations giving you the overall idea.

Thank you ladies for featuring my card.

So if you do 3D decoupage work and want a location to enter challenges, this is one of them

I would as always like to say Thank you to all my wonderful visitors who take the time to leave such inspirational comments, which allows me the opportunity to hop on over and visit them in return.

I would like to remind you all that my 700 follower candy is now running and can be entered here


Hope you will hop over and give it a try
Hugs
Kate
xx

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Get Well with Mo Manning for a Man

Good evening to you all in the land of blog
came home today to find that blogger is playing up just a tad, all my linkz for my DT's not showing so finding it very frustrating not being able to get around you all, but I am persevering.  Hope to be with you all soon and now the internet is playing up too, grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Don't you just hate techie issues.

Today I am going to show you one of two get well cards for people at work, it appears to be the time of year for it.

The first card is for my new boss, he is not able to drive for a while and must be missing us in the office too (or maybe not we are all female, he is probably getting peace) anyway this is a new purchase specially for the occasion from Mo's Digital Pencil Shop
I decorated the inside too
The base layer and contrast for this male variety is a dull gold pearlescent, and the papers are gorgeous and NEW in at Grimsby Crafts, gonna have to get some more :)  I have used a MS POTP to frame the image.

I have used the Sky stamp to stamp some additional gold around the image, and the image has been coloured with copics. (yep back to colouring)

I would as always like to say Thank you to all my wonderful visitors who take the time to leave such inspirational comments, which allows me the opportunity to hop on over and visit them in return.

I would like to remind you all that my 700 follower candy is now running and can be entered here

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenge

DP2 Challenge - Clean and Simple

I know just the one, but internet is right playing up tonight

Hope you are not having the same issues and enjoy your eveing
hugs
Kate
xx

Monday, 16 January 2012

House Mouse and Friends Challenge GDT - Black and White

Hello to all of you in the land of blog
Today I am thrilled to publish my first creation for the January Guest Designer for the 


now as you already know from my screaming!!!! that I am also now a fully fledged life time DT for this amazing challenge with a fabulous team of very talented designers.

So welcoming to the team not only little old me but these very talented and lucky ladies too




  So this weeks theme was chosen by the one and only America if you have not seen her amazing work then do pop over and check it out.  She chose the theme of

Black and White

we are sponsored by the amazing
  Di's Digi Downloads
and
America herself is also offering
2 fabulous House Mouse Stamps

The top two players with the most votes will be the Prize winners and also be asked to be our Feb GDT's, how awesome :)

shame I now cannot enter :(   (but would never have declined a DT position with my favourite critters)

and before I move on just want to let you know
about our up and coming

 Blog-Hop on January 30th

Hope you can all join us.

Now initially I thought, wow I love a challenge, then I thought how do I colour in black and white, then I just went with the flow and created this shaped easel card.
I have used a Go Kreate die for the shape of the card, with a black pearlescent card for the base layer and contrast.  The papers are Papermania Capsule Mono Collection called Liquorice the bows and ribbon are also from this collection.  The pearls are from Grimsby Crafts as is the little black flower on the return sentiment.  The return sentiment is by My Sentiments Exactly.  The flowers with a little diamond stickles are all from Wild Orchid.  A small nestie label has been used for the sentiment on the return and some gorgeous tag dies from spellbinders for the front sentiment. The lovely fronds of black peeking out of the flowers was a punch I purchased from the Doncaster Dome on my last splash out.

A couple of close ups for you
The return with the little black flower, this is cut from a spray of pearls a Prima pack I believe.

The easel itself


and finally get me, the image, just stamped, but you can use grey's for the little critters if you want.
The image is called "Signing A Card"

Now please do pop over and check out the rest of the Design Teams Inspirational pieces as they are stunning as always.

I would as always like to say Thank you to all my wonderful visitors who take the time to leave such inspirational comments, which allows me the opportunity to hop on over and visit them in return.

I would like to remind you all that my 700 follower candy is now running and can be entered here

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges

Pattie's Creations - Fancy Folds and stamped image
Meljens - Anything Goes
Anything Goes - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Die Cute Special

Hugs and Enjoy Your Day
Super Excited Crafter
Kate
xxx


Sunday, 15 January 2012

Green and Gold or Yellow with the Emerald Faeries Garden Design Team

Good morning to you all in the land of blog

Today sees the next challenge at the


with a very special theme this time around to  
celebrate Australia Day on the 26th of Jan 

so the theme is
"Green & Gold/Yellow"


Now although I have some fabulous friends in Australia, I am a British girl at heart, so have created a Mother's Day Card, I know just a little early but this image just shouted out for it

I have used a gold mirror card for the base layer and contrast and some gorgeous Papermania capsule mono Verde collection papers.  The flowers in the main from Wild Orchid and the pearls from the Hobby House.  Some cheese cloth has been added for the faerie feel along with some butterflies with liquid pearl bodies.

The image has, as always been coloured in copics and is a combination of two digital images and some digital text.  A little sakuro clear glitter on her wings and just a touch of white gel pen for some very fine highlights.
The image is Kayla and Twinkie with the Whimsical log from Make it Crafty

I recently purchased this sentiment from Grimsby Crafts and thought it went so well with this


I would like to Thank all of my wonderful visitors, who take the time to leave such inspirational and kind comments on my work, which allows me to hop on over to visit you all in return.

I would like to remind you all that my 700 follower candy is now running and can be entered here

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges

Card Makin Mamas - New Something (the sentiment)
Crafty Catz - New Something (the sentiment)
Delicious Doodles - All things New
Patties Creations - Fancy Folds with digis
CRAFT - Celebrations
Hannah and Friends - Easel
Little Miss Muffet - Something New
Sassy Designs - Lets Celebrate

Hugs
Kate 
xx


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