Wednesday, 26 February 2014

The Divas are sparkling!

Hi everyone! Hope you are all well in blogland!
We managed to survive half term and are just getting back into a normal routine of things here again. The week went by really fast and it seems far too quiet with all the kiddies back at school!
Over at Divas by Design today we have a new challenge and a couple of new DT announcements so do pop over and say hi to them!
Our fab new challenge is to MAKE IT SPARKLE so we want to see glitter and bling for this one..
I have used Tim Holtz shabby chic papers for my card. Does anyone know where I can still get these? I just adore them and have practically used them all now I'm just hunting about for scraps! I have also used an abundance of flowers from WOC, LLC and Kort & Godt as well as using a Mariannes rolled rose die to create some of my own. My butterflies are prima.
My stunning image is another of those gorgeous Aurora wings digis. I have coloured her with prisma pencils, she actually scared the life out of me for colouring as she is so detailed but I just love her that I had to give her a go! I have used a stempelglede flourish stamp around the edge of my image and have added some shabby pink frantage for some extra sparkle.
Do check out the awesome makes from my teamies at the challenge blog, including one of our fab new DT already!
Thanks so much for coming by my blog again folks!
Big hugs to you all

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Buttons at Midweek Magnolias and Rubber only at Divas

Good morning lovely folk! Thank you to everyone that posted a wonderful comment on my Aurora wings card I do love those pretty images (so much so I have had to get more!)
Today I have a card which is for my DT Midweek Magnolias New challenge Beautiful buttons and also for my DT Divas by Design's new challenge of Rubber stamps only..
I have used pretty papers from Black market paper society along with jute and flowers from WOC, bling from Prima and bees from little snippets.
I have coloured Tilda with prisma pencils and have added a stempelglede flourish stamp around the edge in black. Ihave also added a little stickles sparkle to Bee Tilda's wings.
Do check out the stunning creations from the other teamies on both the blogs and please join us for the chance at some fabulous prizes!
I am entering this into Creative Inspirations buttons, Papertake weekly layers, Kaboodle doodles use buttons and twine and Dutch Magnolia anything goes.
Thanks for coming by my blog everyone!
Big hugs

Monday, 17 February 2014

Beautiful Aurora wings digis

Hello everyone! Well I have to say I am on the mend, thanks for all your well wishes! I am taking some antibiotics at the moment so I am sure to be as right as rain before the end of the week!
I have made a card today just for the heck of it.... yes no DT card or commission or anything, just for fun!!!
I have found these beautiful stamps by Aurora wings through both blogging and facebook pages and I have to warn you they aren't for the faint hearted! What I mean is they can seem pretty daunting to the beginner colourer, although she does have some simpler designs in her etsy shop too!
I have used all Magnolia papers for this creation (such pretty colours!) along with some seam binding, jute and flowers from WOC, with some of my other flowers, berries and little wooden tag coming from Live and love crafts. My butterflies are from papermania which I have added some stickles sparkle to and the rest is from stash.
 This is woman with Gardenia and pearls and I have coloured her as always with my prisma pencils. She did take quite a while lol, although I had to finish her over 2 days due to being disturbed by my day job!! I used liquid pearls for all the pearl strings here and added some stormy sky distress ink around the edge.
I can't decide yet whether to pop this one on my facebook selling page or keep her back for a special occasion! 
I am going to enter her into..
Card making mamas make it sparkle, Simon says stamp get krafty (all my matting card stock is kraft), Fashionista shabby chic and Butterfly spot challenge butterflies and flowers.
Thanks so much for coming by my blog again everyone!
Big hugs to you all

Friday, 14 February 2014

Sentimental flower power!

Happy Valentine's Day all my lovely blogging pals!
I hope you are all feeling the love today whether its for spouses/partners, children, friends or neighbours or just feeling happy about past loves that have graced your lives. We have all had some love in our lives at some point and today is a day for remembering all of those.
So here is a Valentines card in a non traditional sense today!
Over at A Creative Romance we have the theme of "let's get sentimental" and at Stampin for the weekend it's "flower power" so I have incorporated these into my hubby's valentine's card..
So I have gone for very non traditional spring colours rather than reds and pinks and why not I say?! My papers are prima Sunny days and I'm feeling that we need some of that right now! My butterflies are from e crafts and my heart from live and love crafts. My flourishes are memory box and my flowers are WOC. I have generated the sentiment myself on the computer.
My image is one of the new Saturated Canary releases "Walker in love" she comes with or without words and as my hubby is a big walking dead fan it seemed appropriate! I have coloured her in prisma pencils.
Do check out the awesome makes from the rest of the teamies and join in with our challenges for a chance at some fabulous prizes!
Thanks so much for coming by my blog again friends and have a happy day wherever you are!!
Big hugs

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Feeling the love with Saturated Canary

Ooo look at me back for another day!
Today I am showcasing another fab Saturated Canary digi which was given away with Complete Cardmaking issue 47..
What a cutie he is right?! I have used Echo park papers for my card along with prima bling, a memory box heart die, flowers from WOC and butterfly from Kays.
I have coloured my image with prismas, he is looking a bit pale here as the sun was shining a bit brightly that day (I know it's an odd thought!) I have used a stempelglede stamp around the edge of the image.
I've made this card for my nephew to give to his girlfriend, luckily none of mine are at an age where this has become a problem just yet for me :) but I thought this cutie was just right for a young man to give to his young lady.
I would like to enter this into Creative Inspirations Love,  Fab and funky Valentines, Addicted to stamps make your mark, Cute card thurs clever cutting and Crafty ribbons ribbons and bows.
Thanks so much for coming by my blog for this inspiration!
Big hugs

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

With love at Divas by Design

Hello blogging buddies!
I have been ick under the weather I'm afraid here so have been a bit quiet :(
My darling children gave me their illnesses (generous of them) so I have been ill with a nasty swollen throat and conjunctivitis in both eyes! I'm determined to get on the mend quickly though!
Over at Divas by Design today we have the new theme of "With Love" which can of course be interpreted for valentines or for any type of creation with love that you like.
I have made my kiddies valentines jars this year...
These were sweet jars that my daughter had over xmas (I love a good bit of recycling!) Which i cut out a heart to use as a mask for the window and then proceeded to paint them with a gesso and acrylic paint mix. Inside are the cutest pink heart shaped chocolates with sprinklies on!
(Do you like my bright pictures in bad weather too?.... new daylight lamp!)
The cute tags were a free printable download that I found on pInterest (seriously have to love that place for free printables but do watch out for the illegal Copyright breach of pinning images that you know you have to pay for) I then added some cute ribbon around the lid and used some bakers twine to tie on the label and my little heart key charm.
Here you can see the flowers I have added to the top and also some punched butterflies that have been punched with a Martha Stewart punch.
Do check out the stunning creations from the rest of my teamies on this love theme and please join us for a chance to win a fab prize from Mei flower!
I am entering this into Wild orchids Love is, Papertake weekly with a heart and fussy and fancy be my valentine.
Thanks so much for coming by my blog again everyone!
Big hugs

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Love and die cuts

Hello everyone, I hope you are all well out there in blogland! I know there is lots of colds and flu stuff going about at the moment, the kiddies here have been full of it over the last week!
Today I have made a card for the new challenge over at Midweek Magnolias which is Love/Valentines and also for our new challenge over at Divas by Design which is to use die cuts.
I've gone a bit purple crazy for this one! I know that I'm normally a pink type of gal especially for the love cards but I had these beautiful Magnolia papers which I won in a give away from Tracy at Dies to Die for and they just oozed love in all it's purpleness so thats where we went!
I have used die cuts from magnolia (flourish), nesties (tags) and memory box (heart border) My flowers are mostly WOC with some ribbon girl stuff added in and my beautiful butterflies are of course from Kays. My sentiment is Papertrey ink.
This is love letter Tilda she is soooo cute and I have coloured her with prisma pencils. I have gone a bit heavy on the black again but I'm still experimenting a bit with my colouring! The edge stamps around the image are stempelglede.
Do check out the stunning creations from both my teamies at Midweek Magnolias and of course Divas, there is so much prettiness to look at!
Thanks so much for coming by my blog and I do hope you get the chance to join in with us this time!
Big hugs