26 May 2015

Wild Flower Beauty

It's Tuesday & that mean Nige has gone back to work after our fab weekend. Saturday we hired a car (not the one we wanted lol) it was a baby blue Fiat 500 rag top. Nige looked so funny driving it!
We went over to Lake Vyrawy in Wales & had a nommy ice cream lol. Then we drove around the lake to the other side & had burgers cooked by Nige on the camping stove!! We then took a gorgeous drive around to Llangollen  had a look around the shops, I managed to come away with a paintbrush lol! The girls got a few different things. Then we drove back & stopped of in Trevor so Nige could take some photos of the aqueduct thats 126ft high.....mmmm not a chance was I walking over that lol!! Last stop was Ellemere lake for some chips & they were scrummy!!
Sunday, I mostly slept, but did do some crafting in-between, we also managed to watch the F1, where my man won yet again (yeah I know kinda a hollow win, but a win is a win lol. Monday much the same as Sunday with less crafting & more watching moojies & sports

Anyhoos I'm here today to share my latest creation for 'Try Stampin' on Tuesday or Not'
this weeks sketch is fab & I think its gonna be a good turn out this week. 
Sketch is either here or I will pop it on at the end of my post.



Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Creative Card Crew- for a teen
Top Tip Tuesday- all about the hair
Stamp & Create- May flowers
613 Avenue Create- create my own challenge
Column #1 image
Column #2 die cut
Column #3 embossing
Column #4 flowers
Column #5 square card

Image & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Wild Flower Beauty' by Sami Stamps
Promarkers/Flexmarkers- words
Spectrum Noir Pencils- numbers
Skin- blush, 09 & 08
Hair- 120, 98 & 96
Dress- 72, 71, 70 & 63
Flowers- 32, 31, 30 & 19
Shadow- icicle
Tim Holtz distress inks
Fabulous Phlox- spun sugar

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'blue & pink' by Papermania
My stash- white paper & 4mm pink pearls

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
Sizzix Bigshot
'Fabulous Phlox' die cut by Memory Box 98511
'Honeycomb' embossing folder by Darice
'Stix2' pick up pencil from Natalie & Amy's
'5" square white card blank' from Natalie & Amy's

Here's this weeks sketch

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you all have a wonderful week
Hugs xx

23 May 2015

Zebra or Zeebra?

Real quick post from me this morning. waiting for Nige to get back with a rental car. We decided after Christmas to get rid of our Bug (car) as 98% of the time she was sat outside the house, not being used & was costing a fortune to run but not going anywhere!! So we decided to hire a car this weekend & go either up to the Lakes or over into Wales not sure which yet depends on what my very own human Satnav (or Pratnav as they are called in this house) says!

So anyhoos enough with the yapping lol....I am here today to share my latest make for 
My Time To Craft with you. This week we want to see your 

ZOO ANIMALS!

so giraffes, elephants, zebras, lion & tigers oh my! lol 

I decided to use an image I have had for an absolute age, one of the first things I won entering challenges & I've been doing that for years!!


I decided to pop him on a 4 x 4" square card...rather a cute image to go with a cute size!


Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Aud Sentiments- cute with sentiment
Craft & Smash- animals
Paper Creator's- animals
Cardz 4 Guyz- world wildlife
Digi Sketch- animals

Image & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Squared Zebra' by SK Digis
Spectrum Noir Pencils
Sansodor
Zebra- 120, 116 & 09
Grass- 47 & 46

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'Stripes & Diamonds' by Crafts Too
'Pot Pourii' card candi
'The Fun Life Ticket #2' sentiment by Whimsy Stamps

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy'
'Collall 3D glue with tools
Sizzix Bigshot
'Ticket' die cut by Whimsy Stamps
'4" square white card blank' from Natalie & Amy'

Thank you for stopping by today, please pop over & see what fab 'zoo animals' the DT girls have used. 
Hugs xx

22 May 2015

Happy Kissmass

Its nearly the weekend Yay....plus the girlies are off college next week, so some girlie time I think. 

I'm here today to share my Slinky Tart inspirational creation with you. make sure you pop over to the store & see what fabulous new images Tamara has drawn....they are awesome!!


Nige did laugh at me for making a Christmas card in May....little does he know I started making this years on Boxing day xx


Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Christmas at Sweet Stampin- cute
Lil red Wagon- to die for
Crafty Hazelnut's- Christmas
Crafty Time- something new (image)
Cuttlebug Mania- ribbon

Image & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Snowman CPR' by Slinky Tart
Promarkers/Flexmarkers- words
Spectrum Noir Pencils- numbers
Skin- blush, 09 & 08
Eyes- tan, 96, 93 & 91
Hair- icicle, 120, 118, 115, soft aqua, 66 & 64
Coat- red rooster, 106, 33, chilli red & 118
Snowman- amber, 22, pink mittens, 63 & 61
Hat- red rooster, 118, 106 & 33
Scarf- sapphire & 73

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'Merry Magic' by Dovecraft
'Happy Kissmass' computer generated using 'Alice in Wunderland' font
My stash- red card & blue ribbon

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
'Collall 3D' glue with tools
Sizzix Bigshot
'Rectangle #3' die cut by Nellie Snellon MFD048

Thank you for stopping by today, please pop over & see what fab 'Inspirational' creations the Slinky Tarts have made this week.
Hugs xx

20 May 2015

Dancing In The Rain!

Hello, good morning & welcome to my tiny spot on the web. Today I am here to share with you my creation for Inky Impressions. Our challenge this week is all about

FAUX STITCHING/DOODLING 

on your creation, so lets see what you can do!

I decided to use an image I haven't used before & I really enjoyed colouring this cutie in...


The raindrops are the waste from a butterfly die cut I have....see you can even use the waste lol


Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Crafting Musketeers- use a die cut
Naughty or Nice- friends
Without Words- pink, yellow & blue

Image & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Nickie In The Rain' by Inky Impressions
Promarkers/Flexmarkers- words
Spectrum Noir Pencils- numbers
Skin- blush, 09 & 08
Eyes- arctic blue
Lips- coral
Hair- champagne, 111 & 96
Jacket- soft lime & 18
Trousers- glacier blue & 64
Shoes- soft lime, 18 & 20
Umbrella- pink pearl, tropical orchid & 38
Puddle- 62 & 61
Flowers- canary, 64 & 38
Doodlings- rose pink
Tim Holtz distress inks
Clouds- tumbled glass

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'Back to Basics' by Dovecraft
'Dance in The Rain' sentiment by Inky Impressions
My stash- yellow & blue card

Tools & glues
'Collall' all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
Sizzix Bigshot
'Clouds' die cuts by Joy Crafts 6002/0199
'Topiary Tree & Butterfly' die cut (raindrops) by Marianne D LR0261
'Stix2' pick up pencil from Natalie & Amy's
'5" square white card blank' from Natalie & Amy's

Thank you for stopping by today, I really do appreciate you taking the time to visit me
Hugs xx


16 May 2015

Blue Kitty!?!

Today's My Time To Craft post is a little bit late....no idea where my week goes to! I did pop into The Range today & a few crafty things fell in my basket lol! I am loving the new 'Back to Basics' colour range...problem is...I NEED them all lol

Anyhoos today is a very special day in the Swinscoe household. Our baby stinky butt is 1 today, I can't believe it, its gone so quickly from when I found out he had been born to now!!!
This is a picture of Nico & his siblings taken about 2 hours after he was born 


And this is my boy today, trying to eat me lol
I never in a million years thought he would be the wonderful friendly & so loving skunk that he is. He has certainly won my heart & Nige thinks the world of him too
Happy 1st  Birthday to my gorgeous Nico 
Momma loves you xx


Ok now on with my creation for My Time To Craft, this week we have a fabulous sketch for you to follow, you will find it here or at the end of my post.


Mmm the kitty wasn't meant to be blue, I picked up the wrong Promarker. But after all that I kinda like it lol


Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Di's Digi's - load on the flowers
Crafts 4 Eternity- wood (she's in the woods)

Image & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Purple Woods' by Ching-Chou Kuik from Sweet Pea Stamps
Promarkers/Flexmarkers- words
Spectrum Noir Pencils- numbers
Skin- blush- 09 & 08
Eyes- apple cider & 59
Hair- orchid, 83, 82 & 78
Lips- 82
Dress- apple cider & 108
Kitty- bright green, 57, pastel blue, 68, 67, pale blossom & 37
Wings- pale blossom, 38, 37 & 34
Trees- pale blossom & 37
Background- storm clouds, 120, 119 & bright green
Image- 'flowers, leaves & stem' freebie from a magazine
Flowers- pale blossom, 39 & 38
Leaves- apple cider, 108 & 60

Papers & Embellishments
'Pot Pourri' card candi
My stash- white paper & blue card

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue
'Collall 3D' glue with tools
Sizzix Bigshot
'With Love' mini die cut by Tattered lace
Flowers stamped using 'Versafine' onyx black
'6" square white card blank'

this weeks sketch


Thank you for stopping by today, enjoy the rest of your weekend
hugs xx