30 October 2014

Bamboo the Panda or Not!

Over at Natalie & Amy's there's a fab new challenge starting today. Make sure you pop over & check out our Winner & Top 3, if you entered our 'colouring on Kraft' challenge last month. You never know xx

The theme this month is.....

STITCH IT!

faux or real either is ok as long as we can see it

I decided to use one of my favourite stamps available from Natalie & Amy's. I know on the packet he is meant to be a panda, but I though he would look good as a bear.....what do you think?



Challenges I Would Like to Enter
The Crafters Cafe- things with wings (butterflies)
One Stitch at a Time- ATG with butterfly
Robyns Fetish- stitching
Alphabet Challenge- S is for stitching
Daring Cardmakers- sentimental

Image & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Flowers from Bamboo' by Party Paws from Natalie & Amy's
Tim Holtz distress inks
Butterflies- peacock feathers
All highlighted inks are available from Natalie & Amy's
Tim Holtz distress markers
Faux stitching- black soot

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'Desert Bloom' by First Edition from Natalie & Amy's
Sentiment- 'Flowers from Bamboo' by Party Paws from Natalie & Amy's
My stash- brown card

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I will be around tomorrow to catch up on my commenting....its been one of those weeks 
Hugs xx

29 October 2014

Miss Smexy!

Today sees the start of a new challenge over at The Stamping Chef & as always its an 'anything goes' theme!
I was asked to make a card for a bloke who was starting a new job as manager of a local clothing store. His wife asked me what I suggested....The Stamping Chef of course lol...so she had a look around the store & decided on this image. Just loved making this card, she is most certainly Smexy & very sassy lol! Just hope he sees the funny side!



Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Crafty Cardmakers- punches (I also used the heart scraps on my card)

Image & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Miss Smexy' by The Stamping Chef
Promarkers/Flexmarkers
Skin- coral, sunkissed pink & blush
Spectrum Noir pencils
Hair- 110, 98, & 97
Eyes- 86
Crop top- 96, 33, 27 & 24
Bikini bottoms- 114, 96, 33, 27 & 24

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'Noteable Music' digi set by Digital Delights
My stash- red card

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
Crafty Edger by Woodware using 'Heart Scallop' cassette
'5" square white card blank' from Natalie & Amy's

Thank you for stopping by today, please pop over & see what fab creations the DT have made for our 'anything goes' challenge this week. 
Sorry if I haven't been around to visit you lately, its been a rough week this week. Its two years since our Katie's best friend Jessica died, so with the girlies being off school we have tried to go out a few times. Blackpool illuminations (or halucinations as Nige calls them!) were great & we managed to get the girlies a few Christmas presents as well. So fingers crossed we are out tomorrow if the weather stays dry, but I will be around to see you all on Friday!
Hugs xx

26 October 2014

Hobbies!

Yay I have finally managed to put my pictures on my post. Sorry my card is late, I have been trying since Thursday to get my pictures on my post.....silly Mr Blogger needs a slap!!!
 Anyhoos here's my post....

Today sees the start of a new challenge over at My Time To Craft. We are having a break from the Christmas makes this week. So our theme is....

HOBBIES

so baking, fishing, golf, hiking, card making etc...

I decided to use a Bugaboo image that I have had printed out for ages & not used. I really do like Bugaboo images they are perfect for any ages...& always have something to suit what you need!




Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Ruby's Rainbow- prizes (image & papers)

Image & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Deacon with Bugs' by Bugaboo
Promarkers- words
Spectrum Noir pencils- numbers
Skin- coral, sunkissed pink & blush
Hair- 118 & 98
Shirt & trainers- 64, 63 & 55
Shorts- 118, 116, 115 & 114
Socks- 118 & 114
Bugs- 120, 119, 28, 18 & 12
Net- 117, 112, 25 & 23
Pot- 58, 56, 47, 20 & 15
Flowers & ground- 117, 112, 58, 47 & 20
Tim Holtz distress inks
Clouds & background colour distressing- tumbled glass

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'Metro Dots & Stripes' by Echo Park (digi)
'Gone Fishing' from the Helz Cuppleditch set 'Gone Fishing'
My stash- black card

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
'Collall 3D' glue with tool from Natalie & Amy's
Sizzix Bigshot
'Cloud' die cuts by Joy Crafts 6002/0199
'5" square white card blank' from Natalie & Amy's

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I will be around on Monday as we are off to Blackpool tomorrow to see the lights....not been for a few years so should be good, just hope its not to cold!
Hugs xx

23 October 2014

To A Wonderful Wife!

It's time for the start of a new challenge over at MAWTT & its my turn to host. As you all know by now I love making Christmas cards, well Nige's friend asked me to make a card for his wife from him for Christmas....perfect time to get it done, because I chose the theme.....

SOMEONE SPECIAL AT CHRISTMAS

so your creation must have, Mom, Dad, Wife, Husband, Aunty etc on so we can see it's for a special person.

Here's my creation, just hope Jo likes it!



Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Inky Chicks- Christmas
Oldie but a Goodie- Christmas (papers & ribbon)
Crafty Bloggers Network- Christmas
Use Your Stuff- animals
Penny Black & More- Christmas
Craft Calender- bingo....sparkle, die cuts & blue

Image & Colouring Medium
Image- 'Christmas Kiss' by Whiff of Joy
Spectrum Noir pencils
Henry- 113, 108, 95, 94 & 23
Scarf- 68, 67, 66, 65, 33 & 24
Present- 78, 17, 13 & 10
Plant- 58, 52, 47 & 33
Henry's girlfriend- 118, 117, 116, 115, 114, 112 & 23
Scarf- 65, 33 & 24
Dress- 68, 67, 66, 65, 33, 24 & 11
Ground- 64
Tim Holtz distress inks
Distress colouring- tumbled glass

Papers & Embellishments
DP-  'Back to Basics Vintage Christmas' by Dovecraft
'To A Wonderful Wife' sentiment freebie Tatty Ted set

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
'Collall 3D' glue with tools from Natalie & Amy's
Sizzix Bigshot
'Holly & Berry' die cut by C.C.Designs
'6" red square card blank'

Thank you for stopping by today, please pop over & see what fab 'someone special' creations the DT have made.
Hugs xx

22 October 2014

Super Lili!

Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Inky Impressions. this week we have a great challenge theme for you.....

CHECK MATE!

I did try & think out of the box for this one, but sadly didn't have the papers I needed & couldn't find a downloadable one either. Never mind will keep an eye out for papers to suit & then try!
Anyhoos here's my check mate creation.....



Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Love Rubberstamps- warm colours
Craft Hoarders Anon- layer it up 
Pile It On- uplifting message
ABC- V is for vibrant
Milk Coffee Challenge- lots of layers

Image & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Super Girl Lili' by Inky Impressions
Promarkers/Flexmarkers- words
Spectrum Noir pencils- numbers
Skin- coral, sunkissed pink & blush
Eyes- sky blue
Bobbles- sky blue & lipstick red
Hair- mustard, 98, 94, 86 & 85
Tshirt & boots- sky blue, lipstick red, yellow, 116, 28, 27 & 26
Cape- sky blue, yellow, 69, 68, 66 & 65
Skirt- sky blue, lipstick red, yellow, 69, 68, 66, 28, 27 & 26
Ground- warm grey 3 & 1

Papers & Embellishments
DP- (green checked) 'Spring has Sprung' digi paper set by Digital Delights
DP- (yellow checked) 'Down on the Farm' digi paper set by Digital Delights
DP- (blue checked) 'Wild West' digi paper set by Digital Delights
Sentiment by Inky Impressions
My stash- red dew drops, red ribbon & burgundy card

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
'Collall 3D' glue with tools from Natalie & Amy's
Sizzix Bigshot
'Simple Buckles' die cut by Memory Box 98185
'5" square white card blank' from Natalie & Amy's

Thank you for stopping by today, please pop over & see what great 'check mate' creations the DT have made!
Hugs xx