24 April 2014

'Recycle It!!'

Its time for a new challenge over at 'Inky Impressions' where this week we want you to

RECYCLE IT!

use something you wouldn't usually use on a card!
If you need some inspiration, pop over here & take a look at what the Inkettes have made. For my recycling I have used a cereal box for my card blank & an old brown paper bag for the leaves.



Challenges I Would Like To Enter
ABC Challenge- J- just as you like it
Bearly Mine- Spring
Tando Creative- recycling

Image & Colouring Medium
Image- 'Teddy, painting a Summer scene' by Inky Impressions
Tim Holtz distress inks
Teddy- black soot, weathered wood & spun sugar
Apron & hat- broken china & tumbled glass
Paints, brushes, pallet & pencils- squeezed lemonade, broken china, tumbled glass, pine needles & mowed lawn
All inks that are highlighted are available from Natalie & Amy's

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'Checks' by The Papercellar
'brown paper' recycled from an old brown paper bag
'For You' sentiment from the 'Tab with Text' set by Marianne D COL1315
My stash- green card

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
Sizzix Bigshot
'Tab with Text' die cut set by Marianne D COL1315
'Vintage Flourish' die cut by Joy Crafts 6003/0029
5" square kraft card blank recycled from a cereal box

Thank you for stopping by today, I have been really busy with the girls over the last week or so, helping them get ready for their exams when they go back. I am really sorry if I haven't been around to see you for a while. Things will get back to normal next week....I hope!
Hugs xxx

23 April 2014

'Sweet Tooth!'

Oops....Mr Blogger doesn't like me any more or he just forgot to post this for me yesterday!

I hope you all had a fab weekend & the weather was good for you! Friday I crafted most of the day, Saturday I ended up watching a few films with the girlies & Sunday well....Nige took me to the Roaches which up until now (health wise) I've always said nope to walking. Well after spending all this time at Gentleshaw, I feel fitter & to a certain extent kicking M.E. butt!! So we ended up walking 4 miles, which doesn't sound much, but when its scrabbling up & down rocks its hard work. But we had so much fun, lots of giggling & talking. Was really nice it just being me & Nige! 
Yesterday was spent cuddling lots of animals at Gentleshaw....

Managed to sneak a peek when Nige was feeding Pepper (mommy Coati) There is three but the other one is hiding behind! So cute!



Anyhoos on with the good stuff. Today is the start of a new challenge over at 'Try Stampin' on Tuesday!' where this week we have another fabulous sketch for you (here or later in my post) but with a twist should you choose! The twist is.....

SWEET TOOTH!

I had a look through all my rubber & digi stamps & couldn't find anything that would fit! So decided to use a cute little LOTV set I have had for ages!




I just loved colouring these guys in!


Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Incy Wincy- furry friends
The Pink Elephant- water colouring (distress inks)
Corrosive Challenge- pretty pastels
2 Sisters Challenge- teddy bears

Image & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Present Trio' by Lili of the Valley
Tim Holtz distress inks
Present- festive berries & picked raspberry
Bear #2- black soot, weathered wood, gathered twigs & spun sugar
Present- dusty concord, milled lavender & festive berries
Backgrounds- broken china & tumbled glass
All highlighted inks are available from Natalie & Amy's

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'Boofle' 12 x 12 stack from Docrafts
My stash- sentiment & purple card

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
'Incire Flower' die cut by Nellie Snellon MFD024
'Circle' die cut by X-cut 503416
'Tiny Bow' die cut by Memory Box 98623 
'5 x 7" white card blank' from Natalie & Amy's

Here's this weeks sketch. You must follow the sketch to enter, its the twist which is up to you!


Thank you for stopping by today, I really appreciate you taking the time to say hi! I will be around to see you today.
Hugs xxx

22 April 2014

'Pregnant Visnja'

It's time to show you my second creation for Sunflower Fields, where for the next few months I am a guest designer! I just wanted to say a huge thank you for having me, I am loving it!

For this creation I have used the beautiful 'Pregnant Visnja' I really had fun making this card, I did cut out lots of different dies & didn't use them. But they are sitting in my scrap dies box waiting to be used!



Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Squigglefly- butterfly
Lacy Sunshine- feminine
Robyn's Fetish- square cards
The Squirrel & The Fox- die cuts & punches

Image & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Pregnant Visnja' by Sunflower Fields
Promarker/Flexmarker
Skin- dusky pink & blush
Tim Holtz distress inks
Ribbon- faded jeans & tumbled glass
Shoes- fired brick, worn lipstick & spun sugar
Grass & leaves- pine needles & mowed lawn
Cherries- festive berries & spun sugar
Sky & butterflies colour distressed using tumbled glass
Leaves colour distressed using pine needles & mowed lawn
All inks highlighted are available from Natalie & Amy's

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'Family Ties' by First Edition
'Kraft' card by Papermania
'Banner' stamp freebie from magazine
'Congratulations' sentiment from the Forever Friends, The Good Life collection
Both stamped using Versa colour 'Cyan'

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
Sizzix Bigshot
'Butterfly Garden' die cut by Crafts Too CTD17012
'6" scalloped 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. Please pop over here to see the main post with my card.
Hugs xx

19 April 2014

'Flying Poopies!'

Oh wow! The weather is gorgeous & yes its a Bank Holiday weekend, here in the UK!!! Usually you only have to say Bank Hols & it rains lol. I hope you are all enjoying this gorgeous weather. Nige is working today, but tomorrow we are off to Gentleshaw to help do the feeding (as they are closed) so extra Alfie snuggles! On Monday we are back to Gentleshaw to help out for the day as (fingers crossed) the weather is s'posed to be good, we will be really busy. Which is all fabulous!

Anyhoos on with this weeks My Time To Craft challenge....

Up, Up & Away!

anything you will find in the sky, planes, hot air balloons etc....but if you use birds, butterflies etc they must be the main focus of your creation.


I just love these images by Digi Darlas, but was really surprised when I went to add a link back to the image the site has gone! Just glad I got the ones I wanted!


Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Crafty Catz- beginning with B (balloons, blue, black, brown & Birthday)
Cut It Up- birthday cards
The Stamping Boutique- birthdays
Crafty Little Fairies- up & away
Creative Knockouts- furry or feathered friends
MAWTT- card containing the word Happy!

Image & Colouring Medium
Image- 'Puppies Up #2' by Digi Darlas
Derwent Studio pencils
Puppy- ivory black, umber brown & sepia
Balloons- prussian blue, ultramarine, spectrum blue, orange chrome, deep cadmium, lemon cadmium, copper beech, Venetian red, crimson lake, madder carmine, deep vermillion, Chinese white, dark violet, red violet lake, imperial purple, ivory black, gunmetal & silver grey

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'Bazoo' by Helz Cuppleditch
'Kraft' paper from Papermania
My stash- pale blue pearls, sentiment & black card

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
Sizzix Bigshot
'Precious Hearts' die cut by Memory Box 98474
'Labels #2' die cut by Spellbinders
'5" square Kraft card blank 

Thank you for stopping by today, I want to wish you all a very Happy Easter. Have a great weekend, no matter what your doing!
Hugs xxx


16 April 2014

'Run Away!!!'

This is my second post for to day please scroll down to see my 'Stamping Chef' creation!


Yesterday was a new image release day for 'Inky.' You will find my post if you scroll down & if you pop over to 'Inky' & scroll down you will see all of the 'Fairy/Spring' releases & they are all gorgeous!


It's time for a new challenge over at 'Inky Impressions!'
This week we want to see your

EASTER!

creations, you can interpret this anyway you like....bunnies, chicks, eggs, religious etc!


I just loved colouring in this bunny & bringing him to life!


Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Animal Friends- Spring / Easter
Scrap-creations- Easter
Loves Rubber Stamps- Easter
Oldie but A Goodie- Easter (papers & fence die cut)
Dream Valley- Easter

Image & Colouring Medium
Image- 'Carrot Patch Bunny' by Inky Impressions
Tim Holtz distress inks
Ground- antique linen, tea dye & gathered twigs
Carrots (all)- spiced marmalade, forest moss & mowed lawn
Bunny- spun sugar, black soot & weathered wood
Sky- tumbled glass
All highlighted inks are available from Natalie & Amy's

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'New Leaf' by First Edition from Natalie & Amy's
'Carrot' stamp from the Harvest set by Helz Cuppleditch
My Stash- brown card & sentiment

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
'Collall 3D' glue with tools from Natalie & Amy's
Sizzix Bigshot
'Picket Fence' die cut by Die'sire
'5" square white card blank

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