Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Baby Pool Lily

Well its nearly the end of July and this week shows the end of  the Summer  releases over at By Lori Designs.

I kept this card simple as I didnt want to take the eye away from the wonderful image :)

strawberries :) U wish .......

Well it certainly isnt warm enough here on the east coast of the uk for strawberries to be growing, it is freezing, I hope the weather is being kind to you where ever you are. 
Here is a tag I made  for this weeks challenge over at Tiddly Inks challenge blog. Christy would like to see a large tag or ticket of some sort... I suppose this is a biggish tag ??

I used Minnies berry from Tiddly Inks  coloured with copics. I added glossy accents to mimic glass lenses in her glasses. The strawberry has a little diamond dust added.  The papers are digi by Raspberry road and the ticket is by Tim Holtz. The lace and button twine are from the Ribbon Girl.

I am going to enter this into  Paper Sundaes challenge #79 Beachy or Summer. Strawberries to me are Summer :)

Monday, 25 July 2011

All sparkly and shabby

This week over at Cupcake challenges  we are being sponsored by; Sassy Studio Designs  They are generously offering  the winner four images of their choice. What do you have to do ? well make a project which is shabby and sparkly.

                                                 I made this wall hanger for my craft room. tis lovely and                       sparkly  although the photos dont really show just how sparkly it is .

I used Magnolia images, stamped onto Kraft cardstock and pained with distress inks. The large image I added lots of layers of Utee and cracked it, layered it onto some Magnolia patterned paper and machine stitched around the edge. I then added a generous spray of glimmer mist. I hand cut  both of the large and smaller heart and painted them with Distress crackle paint , I also added a layer to the corregated card. I added lots of stickles to most of the images and flowers as well as the butterflies I stamped onto acetate.  I cannot remember what manufacturer made the round stamp.

Here  are a few close up pics of the hanger.

The Button twine and charm are from the Ribbon Girl.
I am entering this hanger into a few challenges: Sir Stampalot - anything goes
All sorts - Free and Easy
Tomic - Sewing real or faux

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Presents ?

I have been taking things slowly the past week  due to various of reasons and think that my mojo has disappeared with my energy levels !! Never mind DH has bought me a big bottle of original lucozade, thats bound to give me a zap of energy , well it used to when I was a little girl many moons ago :)
 I made this card using a digi image from Tiddly Inks and am going to enter it into Papertake weekly challenge , Getting Cute and ABC challenge which is Y for yesterday, I chose to follow  the challenge on 6th April R is for Ribbon.

 I never seem to be up to date as to what challenge blogs there out there, I am sure I am the only one as lots of people seem to enter lots of challenges.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Water wing willa

The next showcase for July's release over at By Lori Designs is this lovely beauty Water Winged Willa.
I used My Minds Eye paper which I cut sections out and had sewn beads onto the paper.

Monday, 18 July 2011

Wish Upon a Star

Well thats the title of this weeks challenge over at Cupcake Crafts    Wish Upon a Star
something with stars...
We are beingSponsored by; Crafty Emma's Store with the prize being a £10 Gift Voucher
For my card I used a Tiddly Ink  digi image coloured with copics, Basic Grey paper and gorgeous Seam binding from The Ribbon Girl.

Please do pop over to the challenge blog  and have a peek at what the DT members have made for this weeks challenge :)

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Its that time of the month again when the Ribbon Girls set another colour challenge  and this time we are looking at shades of aqua.

 To stand a chance of winning this lovely package pop over to

The Ribbon Girl blog and share your project with Mr Linky. I love to get my monthly kit from Mary and Andrea as I have the opportunity of playing with beautiful ribbons, lace and pins like these :)

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Bandages galore....

A quick card I made for a colleague who unfortunately broke her ankle. I drew the shape of a cast on cardboard  and wrapped bandages around  it.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Who wants a game of Eye Spy

Since the spring of 2011, Make It Crafty and Tiddly Inks have been craftily plotting the coordinated release of a collection of Victorian and Steampunk images.
So we welcome you to the beginning of a long-time-coming joint venture between two friends and two companies.
Today the July 14th, Zoe and Christy and their design teams welcome you to the release of "Mix and Match with Make It Crafty and Tiddly Inks."
To celebrate the release we are having a little game

So do you fancy a game of Eye Spy to be in with a chance to win some goodies ?

Pop over to this Landing page and you will get instructions as to how to play the game, what images you are looking for and which blogs to visit.

 But before you leave have a gander at what I did with two of Zoe and Christy's  images:
I made a wall hanger  :)

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Second post of the day..

Over at By Lori Designs we continue to showcase July's releases. This week we are highlighting Tube Dude Taylor.
It must be the month for dusting off my craft stuff this time I grabbed sweetwater paper that has been laying on my pile for years.

Image : By Lori Designs
Paper : Sweetwater
Buttons: The Ribbon Girl.

Reel me in at Tiddly Inks

Over at Tiddly Inks this weeks challenge is to create a card inspired by a Scary or Summer movie.
Although I am an avid fan of Horror movies I chose the Summer theme. Here is my card,

 can you guess the movie I was inspired by ? No? well let me tell you it is High School Musical.

I used Annie Does Splits which can be found in Tiddly Inks basement ( a true bargain).

I made a little skirt from Ribbon and pom poms out of wool. I used Prismacolour pencils to colour Annie and paper by October Afternoon.

Monday, 11 July 2011

Molly Bloom...

I love Molly Bloom stamps and was happy when I found a new challenge
The Paperlane challenge .  I was excited to see that the prize are stamps that I do not own......

The challenge for this month is "Anything BUT Square" with Molly Blooms Stamps as the main image.
I made a tent card (a first for me) using 4 Molly Bloom stamps. Beach huts on the inside of the card, Banners, deck chair and little Molly. I dusted off my distress inks to colour the images. I added micro beads  to mimic sand. I added a little fish bead to the button twine at the top of the card.

Your favourite Cupcake Challenge ? You choose.

This week peeps have lots of choices to make  a project !! Pick your favourite Cupcake Challenge out of the last 150!
Entrants must put in their post which challenge you are playing with, number and name of the challenge, if you don't you won't be eligible for prizes or Cutieness!
Pop over to Cupcake Crafts to find out the choices ..

For my DT entry this week I chose #61 Going Girly

Image - Heather Ellis digi image
Sentiment-  Can't remember
Paper- The girl's Paperie
Button Twine - The Ribbon Girl

Sunday, 10 July 2011

New mini kits and Christmas give away .

Well the Ribbon Girls think that It's never too soon to start making one or two Christmas cards and following on from the success of their  Special Selection Ribbon Kits they are launching a range of Mini Ribbon Kits in red, orange, green, fuschia, black, aqua and Christmas - if you would like to win one of the Christmas Mini Kits all you have to do is leave a comment on the Ribbon Girl Blog and add a link on your own blog - the winner will be chosen at random next Sunday, 17th July

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

A stitch in time...

If there is something that I always make sure I include on my cards is machine stitching. I have tried to go without but never feel that my card is finished if i do. Any way this week over at  Paper Sundaes  and
Simon Says their challenge is asking for stitching , real or faux. So I made this card and am entering it into these challenges. As you will see there is plenty of machine stitching.

The image is  by Heather Ellis, coloured with copics, the seam binding from the Ribbon Girl

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

BLD - Watermelon smile

I love this new digi image from By Lori Designs If you haven't tried any of Lori's images I would recommend that you do, not only are they sweet but so easy and quick to colour in.
Here is  Lollipop Watermelon Smile one of July's new releases.

If you want to see what the other DT members have made this week have look here , you won't be disappointed x

Image - By Lori Designs
Ribbon -  The Ribbon Girl

Monday, 4 July 2011

Cupcake challenge.

We are into July ! How quick is this year going?A  new month in the crafting world  not only  means that time is flying bit that it is time for a new sponsor at Cupcake and it is

Polka Doodles  
who are kindly offering a prize: of 4 Christmas Stamps

This week at Cupcake we are asking for single layer cards. We are being sponsored by; Simon Says Stamps  the prize being a
$20 Gift Certificate
For my card  I used a pre coloured image from Tiddly Inks, printed onto cardstock, very easy and very quick :)

Friday, 1 July 2011

BLD blog hop x

To celebrate By Lori Designs July releases we are having a blog hop. Tis simple,there will be 2 $5 Gift Certificates given away to 2 randomly drawn hoppers all you have to do is leave a comment at each blog for a chance to win. The hop will end at 8pm Eastern (Sunday) with the winners announced on Monday..
I have used Saylor :)

 If you have reached me from the lovely Silvia you are on the right track.  Next is  the multi talented Peggy.
 Digi Image - Saylor, By Lori Designs
Paper - Sweetwater (have had this for years!!)
Bakers Twine - The Ribbon Girl
Rub on - Melissa Frances

Two friends , two companies = one joint venture

Do you love Victorian and Steampunk images ? well if you do you are in for a treat. Head over to here  and you will see that Make it Crafty and Tiddly Inks  have a fantastic new joint release coming soon...... Keep popping over as there will be sneek peaks until all is revealed.