Monday, 30 April 2012

Bella With Balloons A Little Naked today :)


Good evening to you all in the land of blog
Over the weekend, I got to play, and boy did I play :)

Well it was better than watching the rain continuously coming down and flooding the garden.

I decided to try my hand again at the Less Is More Challenge

who had a sketch to follow, well one of two actually  - circular or square, I went with the square one.


Now I would like to say I had not been drinking when I took these photographs although the weather did drive us to it and I know it is naked, non of my usual over kill of embellishments :)  But think the image says it all with out.
I made a Birthday Card
The base layer and contrast is a holographic purple card.
The sentiment is from the little labels set from Wild Rose Studios


I chose the Image Bella With Balloons which you can find here along with all the other gorgeous images of this cute little elephant.  I coloured her in with my copics in the Warm Greys and the BV, R and V colour themes. 
If you want to see more of the collection or be inspired by others hop and see us on 
or in the 

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.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges

Creative Mondays - Anything Goes
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Always Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Monochromatic
Amusing Challenges - Anything Goes
Kenny K - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

hugs
xxxxx

EEEK!!!! Midway Reminder HM & Friends Challenge


Good morning to you all in the land of blog

Here I am with the Midway Reminder of the 


The theme is 

Grab Yourself Some Tea as Anything Goes

with two fabulous sponsors




One winner will get a $25 gift certificate from House-Mouse Designs



Pizzazz Aplenty
$10Gift Pkg

As it is feeling a little cold here in the UK, thought I would heat it up a bit with some HOT PINK!!!!! you may on this occasion get away with out the sunglasses :) So here is what I created for your reminder, but do not forget to hop on over to the main challenge site to see the rest of the gorgeous eye candy to inspire you.
I made a Birthday card with the inside decorated to match the outside.

Black is the base colour and contrast here, with the Kanban "Cream Soda" papers on top.
The MS punch decorated with the hot pink pearls, a hot pink ribbon and flowers airbrushed in RV06 along with the sentiment.  The sentiment is from the little labels pack by Wild Rose Studio.

The image coloured in copics to match the papers in the main.  The image is called Beauty Day available here
Do hop over and join us for the challenge :)

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.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges

Di's Digi Designs - Let's Meet Our Animal Friends
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes
CRAFT - Animals
Southern Girls - Get Your Girly On
Crafty Creations - For Little Girls
Creative Belli = Animals
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes - Ribbons and Pearls

hugs
xxxxx

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Bella's Birthday

Good morning to you all in the land of blog, which I have to say is a little drier than outside at the moment, which meant that as Matt was working yesterday, I got to play in my Beach Hut :)
I made quite a few cards, some for DT's but then brought them all down for colouring last night whilst watching Britain's got Talent.

Anyway here is one of the cards I made just because I wanted to :)
I made a birthday card in some lovely bright colours (pretending the sun was out), the inside is decorated to match the outside of the card.

Recipe
Base Card and Contrast - Sunshine yellow paper
Designer Papers Wild Rose Studio - Bella Papers
Image Wild Rose Studio - Bella's Birthday
Sentiment Wild Rose Studio - from the Little Labels set
Pearls - Tiny and small from Hobby House
Butterflies (Cheery Lynn) - from Grimsby Crafts
Stickles glitter on the distressed edges, blue large pearls and liquid pearls on the body of the butterflies from stash.

Here is a close up of the image, coloured in copics, the balloon has a layer of glossy accents and lots of tiny pearls.
Don't you just love these Bella images :)

If you want to see more of the collection or be inspired by others hop and see us on 
or in the 

I would like to thank all of my wonderful followers and visitors for their amazingly inspirational comments, which then allows me to hop over in return to see your gorgeous work.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges
Digi Designs - Let's Meet our animal friends
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations - Photo Inspirational

Enjoy the rest of your day
Hugs
xxxx







Saturday, 28 April 2012

Cute and Fluffy with the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge

Good morning to you all in the land of blog

Today sees the next challenge at the 


The theme chosen by the very talented Bridget and with the theme of

Cute and Fluffy


now this week we are sponsored by
who is offering the winner a $15 voucher

Now if you know me well, fluffy can mean only one thing, my little critters, so here is the image I chose for this weeks design team inspiration piece however don't forget to hop over the main challenge to see the rest of the gorgeous creations
The base colour is a mustard yellow as is the contrast.  I have used one of my new MS POTP called "Vintage Floral".  Under this is some gorgeous lace and some Hobby House little pearls to decorate.  The white ribbon across the bottom and top of the image is a self stick ribbon from my stash.  The papers are Prima.

Here is a close up of the image coloured in copics
This one is called "Egg Cellent Shot" available at SSS
I would like to thank all of my wonderful visitors and followers who take the time to leave such inspirational comments, which allow me to hop on back to view their beautiful work too.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges

Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes
CRAFT - Animals
Craft Us Crazy - Favourite Stamp Company (HM&Friends, one of many)
Creative Belli - animals
Inky Impressions - Anything Goes
Just Keep Creating - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts - Birthday
Ribbon Carousel - Anything Goes
Love to Create - Anything Goes

Hugs

xxxx


Monday, 23 April 2012

Grab Yourself Some Tea as Anything Goes with the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge

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


The theme today is 

Grab Yourself Some Tea as Anything Goes

we have two fabulous sponsors




One winner will get a $25 gift certificate from House-Mouse Designs



Pizzazz Aplenty
$10Gift Pkg

Now I thought I would move a little back into my altered art mode, so I spent a good couple of days creating a tea chest, originally a blank hardboard chest, which I decided would nicely hold different flavour teas.  You see my brother was drinking lots of these teas whilst going through his chemo, however think it may now be a little redundant as he is now able to drink all sorts :)

But do not forget to hop on over to the main challenge site to see the rest of the gorgeous eye candy to inspire you.

So here it is
Where to start with this one, well I used gesso to give it an all over coat, I then sanded this down.  I then used a wet wipe and some pale green acrylic paint and smudged on some green.  Followed with a few liberal coats of crackle glaze and another coat of sand acrylic paint.  Once dry I then scuffed it up with a sanding block before giving it a nice dust down.  Then the TH vintage photo distress ink and a make up sponge came out and I gave it a good distressing (you should see my fingers I do so love to get mucky).  I then over stamped with a gorgeous delicate floral border, before adding some additional embellishments.

The image was stamped, coloured with copics, and then given several liberal coats of high gloss embossing powder, before being thrown in the freezer, now at this point I decided to take a snooze, I asked the husband for half an hour and he forgot me.  Luckily for me it only added to the cracked glass effect on the image, that then was scuffed up a bit more with the TH ink
The image is called 
CHAMOMILE TEA
available here


Now just a few close ups for you
the little draws

The little tea roses and the laced and pearl edged cracked glass image

Some of the pearls decorating the corners where the flowers are not, I also added these around the bottom.
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.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges

Fashionable Stamping - Embossing (on the image to get the high gloss for the cracked glass effect)
Let's Ink It Up - Distressing
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes
The Craft Place - Anything but a square or rectangle
The Stamp Man - Shabby Chic / Distressed
Wag's N Whiskers - Anything Goes
Shelly's Images - Anything Goes
I Brake for Challenges - Anything but a card
Just keep creating - Anything Goes

hugs
xxxxx

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Wrapped With Love and Exciting News

Hello to you all in the land of blog
Today I am showcasing another of the fabulous images from Wild Rose Studio's along with the matching papers.  I know over the past few months you will have noticed that I have been using these image quite a lot. 

So here is the angled photograph of the card that shows how the inner is decorated to match the outer.
This image is called "Wrapped With Love" and the papers are "Bella Papers" a perfect combination, I have used the "Birthday Circles" for the Sentiment. 
I have contrasted the gorgeous papers with a lemon card and used my MS punch around the page to create a delicate feel to the card.  
Other additions are the 
Nellie Snellen Multi Frame Die - Round the small one twice for the circle sentiment to sit on
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Small pearls from the Hobby  House in purple
Tiny pearls from the Hobby House in the original white

Here is a close up of the fabulous image, coloured in with copics.  I have added tiny pearls to the centre of the flowers on the present.

Now I know I kept you in suspense, 
I hate this when someone does this to me, 
but then love doing it myself :)

I recently applied for a DT post with Wild Rose Studio on facebook after seeing it advertised by Lols one of their existing DT's, I applied as did lots and lots of others  and was thrilled to receive an e mail from Matt and Dulcie asking me if I was still interested.  Interested, blimey took me all of a mile-second to answer and was so excited that I could hardly type
oh and of course I said YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So you may have noticed the addition of this quietly on my side bar the other day, however officially today I can say

I am Thrilled to be part of a fabulous DT for Wild Rose Studio's
working with some very very talented ladies and with Matt and Dulcie

Do hope you will hop over to Facebook and join us all

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges

Digidesign - Let's Meet Your Animal Friends
Card Makin Mamas - Make it Girlie
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Spring and Summer Colours
Paper Play - Animal Antics

hugs
xxxx






Saturday, 21 April 2012

What's The Film 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 very talented Andie choosing the theme of

A Film Title


we are sponsored this week by 
who are offering the winner 3 digis of their choice

So here is what I created for your inspiration, but don't forget to hop on over to the main challenge blog to check out the other fabulous creations.

I made a Father's Day card, the film if you have not guessed is Jaws, just perfect don't you think :)
The base layer is a yellow card as is the contrast.  The image on this one is
from Karen's Doodles called "who caught who"  A great male image.  I have added a few pearls from the Hobby House at each corner. The papers are from Grimsby Crafts.

Here is the close up of the image coloured in copics

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.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges

4 Crafty Chicks - Boys Dig It
DRS Designs - Sport
PaperPlay - Animal Antics
Shelly's Images - Anything Goes
Joanna Sheen - It's a Man's World
My Mum's Craft Shop - Favourite Song or Movie (Jaws)
Crafty Sentiments - Use a Digi

enjoy the rest of your day
Hugs
xxx

Friday, 20 April 2012

Buttons and Bows with the Winter Wonderland Design Team

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


The host for this week is Miria and she is hosting the theme of

Buttons and Bows

we are sponsored by 


who are offering the winner a £10 gift voucher

Here is my CAS - now I did say CAS I know that this is really not the norm for me and you have seen two recently and you must be quite shocked, so if you need to see something with a little more embellishment on then you will need to hop over to the main challenge site to see the rest of the teams gorgeous creations.

So the base colour and contrast on this card is some purple mirror card.  With sentiment, pearls and Memory die from Grimsby Crafts.  The buttons from the Hobby House and little Papermania Capsule Collection bow from Pennels. The Memory die has been cut into the purple mirror card too

I would like to thank all of my wonderful visitors and followers for the lovely and inspirational comments you leave, which allows me to hop on over in return to see your own lovely work.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges

Bling It On - Monochrome
Whimsy Stamps - Punches or Die Cuts
Paper Sundaes - Anything Goes

Hugs
xxx


Monday, 16 April 2012

So Sweet House Mouse and Friends Mid Week Reminder


Good morning to you all in the land of blog, 
and I am a little early posting, but I am travelling today and wanted to link up before I went.

Back this week to remind you about the current challenge at


where the theme is

So Sweet
Anything that includes chocolate, candy or your favorite sweet in the design.

We have two fabulous sponsors this time around which you would not want to miss, 

a $25 Gift Cert to Simon Says Stamp

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and 

a $10 Gift Cert to Sweet Stamp Store

Any way enough of that here is my design team inspirational piece, but don't forget to hop on over to the main challenge site to see the rest of the gorgeous creations by the team which may post a little later than me.

Today I have gone with a slightly different colour scheme however cannot help myself really, see what you think
I made a friendship card.  With some lovely papers from Grimsby Crafts, by Kanban and some black complimenting card.

I went with lots of punch work on this one and lots of amber bling.  The bow and ribbon is coloured by copics to match the image.  The little butterfly charm is hiding somewhere under the bow avoiding the little rose.

The image is coloured in copics and is called "Egg cellent Shot" Muzzy and Maxwell are having a ball here aren't they. This image can be purchased here at the Simon Says Stamp on line store.

Well what are you waiting for - off you squeak and create your sweet treat and enter this super challenge, will see you over there!!!!!

I would like to thank all of my wonderful visitors and followers for the lovely and inspirational comments you leave, which allows me to hop on over in return to see your own lovely work.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenge

365 Cards - I've been framed
Sweet Stampin - Girly but not Pink
Totally Gorjuss - Bling
Card Makin Mamas - Getting Girlie
Crafty Catz - Animals
DYSU  - Glitter/Bling
Fab N Funky - On all 4's
Fresh Brewed - Friendship
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes
Hooked on Crafts - Easter
Incy Wincy Designs - Cute Critters
Totally Stampalicious - Friendship

hugs
xx




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