Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Queen of Hearts

Morning all.... Half term  whizzed by, but to be fair February seems to be doing that too..... But I seem to be finally getting my mojo back, so I'd thought I'd share the Valentine's card I made for my Stu this year.....
Since Tamara started "Slinky Tart" I have admired all of her stunning smexy digi's but had not had an opportunity to use one until now!!.... I used the gorgeous "Queen of Hearts" and thankfully Stu loved his card....

And in this closer look, you can hopefully see the glittery  and glossy bits...

Card Recipe
Copics E00, E11, E21, R20
Promarkers: Umber, Burnt Sienna, Caramel, Sandstone
Black, Ice Grey 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
Burgundy, Crimson, Red,
Wink of Stella - Clear, Silver, Gold,

I have been inspired to play along at the following challenges:

That's Crafty Challenge - Be Mine Valentine (Fortnightly)
The Stamping Boutique - Hearts (Weekly)
Digi Galore - Anything Goes (Monthly)
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes (Weekly)
Incy Wincy Designs - Distress (Weekly) 
The Pink Elephant - Anything Goes (Weekly)

A special thanks to my followers and as always for thanks for dropping by,

Monday, 23 February 2015

Erika's Party....

Morning all, I hope you are all well this Monday morning.... It's challenge time over at TTPH  and the theme today is "Anything Goes"... Our sponsor this week is "Zuri Digital Stamps"

I was given "Erika" to use and after finding some bright paper freebies in my stash, the card came together reasonably quickly... (Well for me,I really am quite a slow crafter)... I made a mint green frame by using two dies in descending size, matching the colour in the back paper....I made a double bow, adding gems and a border of stickles.... I did use a glitter pen on her shoes, under skirt and hat, but I just couldn't get the camera to pick it up... She came out quite cute and girly... I am getting slightly worried bout the amount of pink I've used lately, not like me at

And a close up, with the glitter border...

Card Recipe
Copics - E00, E11, E21
Promarkers - Raw Sienna, Mustard, Buttercup, Ivory
Fuchsia, Blossom, Mint Green, Sort Green, Oasis
Tulip Yellow

Dies - Spellbinders, Go Kreate,
Papers, Ribbons and Gems from stash
Sentiment - LOTV

I have joined in at the following challenges...
In The Pink - Cute (Weekly)
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes (Fortnightly)
Crafty Boots - Use A Sentiment (Fortnightly)
Crafty Sentiments - Bling It On (Weekly)
Creative Card Crew - Birthday With Sentiment (Fortnightly)
Creative Colours - Teal, Pink and Yellow (Fortnightly)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/Birthday (Weekly)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes (Weekly)

As always thanks for dropping by and for the lovely comments you leave....

Monday, 16 February 2015

An Extra Squeeze!!!

Good morning all, just a quick post from me today..... I'm playing along with Team A today at Through The Purple Haze, due to a shortage of a few teamies.....

So this week the challenge theme is "Embellishments to Your Hearts Content" we are sponsored by "That Craft Place" and I was given the fun image "Squeeze" to use...

I'm not sure why but I decided to make this bright and colourful, as the image seemed to call for it...

Card Recipe

Bright Green, Lime, 
Coral, Peach, Soft Peach,
Orange, Pumpkin, Spice
Shocking Pink, Fuchsia, Peony
Sand Dune, Satin, Almond

Hearts Die~Precious Hearts (With Bow Removed)
Joanna Sheen Signature Dies~Bunting
Tim Holtz~Bundled Sage and Spun Sugar

I am playing along at the following challenges:

Simply Create ~ Anything Goes (Fortnightly)
Lili Patch ~ Anything Goes (Weekly)
Just Inspirational ~ Love (Monthly)

As always, thanks for dropping by and for all your lovely comments...

Monday, 9 February 2015

Flowers Daisy Delite

Hi all.... and a special hi to anyone dropping by for the first time, thank you ...

This last week was a bit of a difficult one and by Wednesday it had hit a pretty bad low.... So what better, than to have a Christmas Masquerade Party (Yes I did say Christmas) to attend. With good friends, huge amounts of laughter and copious amounts of banter, I am feeling in a much better place to start the week...

So onto this weeks card for "Through The Purple Haze". The theme is "Flowers" and this card seemed to take me ages to make, but I think it was worth it.... The digi image I used, is called "Daisy Delite" and she is available from this weeks sponsor Lacy Sunshine ....

So I made a basic square easel card, using promarkers/copics to colour the image and matted tan and chocolate card, with the papers...

Here's a close up of  Miss Daisy

Card Recipe

Copics E00, E11, E21 R20
 Umber, Henna, Cinnamon, Sandstone
Mint Green, Soft Green, 
Henna, Cocoa, Caramel
Antique Pink, Dusky Rose, Sunkissed Pink
Peach, Soft Peach, Coral
Ice Grey 5, 4, 1

Papers ~ Smirk (old)
Dies ~ Nestabilities: Rectangle, Small Scalloped Rectangle
and Ribbon Tags Trio
Memory Box Blossoms
Pears and Ribbon from stash

I've been inspired by to play along at:

Addicted To Stamps ~ Lots Of Layers (Fortnightly)
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends ~ Anything Goes (Fortnightly)
Creative Fingers ~ Anything Goes (Weekly)
Fab 'n' Funky ~ Hearts/Or Flowers (Weekly)
Papertake Weekly ~ Hearts/Or Flowers (Weekly)
City Crafter ~ You matter (Weekly)

As always thanks for stopping by