29 January 2014


It's that time of the week, when we start a new challenge over at The Stamping Chef. You really need to pop over & have a look at all the fab images including some very smexy new ladies. Also we have a new look blog & shop. They both look amazing. If there is an image you have seen somewhere, but can't find it in the shop just email me on shell-swinscoe@virginmedia.com  & I will gladly sort it out for you. It's taking a while to transfer them all over x

As always our theme this week is...


you don't have to use a Stamping Chef image to enter. But if you do you will be entered twice into the draw for the winner.

Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Love to Create- fab sketch
LEJ Designs- anything goes
The Squirrel & The Fox- use embellishments
Fantasy Stampers- anything with wings
My Sheri Crafts- use a digi

Image & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Layla' by The Stamping Chef
Skin- dusky pink & blush
Tim Holts distress inks.markers
Lips- fired brick
Eyes- tea dye & antique linen
Dress- fired brick & festive berries
Sash- black soot & weathered wood
Wings- spun sugar
All highlighted inks are available from Natalie & Amy's

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'J'adore' by First Edition from Natalie & Amy's
Black dew drops
Sentiment & banner stamps from the Forever Friends 'The Good Life' collection
My stash red & black card

Tools & Glues
'Collall all purpose glue' from Natalie & Amy's
Sizzix Bigshot
'Classic Petal' Edgeabilities die cut by Spellbinders from Natalie & Amy's
'Oval' die cut by Sizzix 657563
5" square card blank

The winner will receive 3 Stamping Chef images of their choice, so why not enter our 'anything goes' challenge this week!

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you are all keeping well. Sorry I haven't been around much, had some bad news from the Dr he seems to think I might be diabetic so is sending things off to be tested....I really don't need anything else wrong with me! I'm already on my way to the knackers yard!!
Hope your all keeping well
Hugs xx


Hazel (Didos) said...

Fab card Missus, Hope alls ok today, Big Hugs, Me xxx

Susan Hogan said...

Keep well. That little angel looks a bit naughty to me! Great card and pretty embellishments added. Thanks for sharing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox.

Claire said...

Fabulous card, love the colours. Hugs, Claire x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

This is fab Shell, really dramatic! Hope your test come back ok hugs Susan x

Ivory Moon said...

Great card love the papers and the image you have used

Thanks for joining us at LEJ designs

Tina DT

JayBe said...

A really cute design, Shell - thanx for sharing with us at Fantasy Stampers, but as you used a digital image I am unable to consider your entry for our Top 3. Hope to see you again next time with your stamps, hun.
Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

coops said...

so gorgeous shell.fab design and paper and i love the sassy image :D

xx coops xx

Zenita Smith said...

Cute card Shell!! Please take care of yourself and hope everything comes out ok. Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge.
Zenita (aka Scrappinwith'Z)
DT member Love to Create Challenge

Ruza Rebel said...

Lovely card! Your coloring of the beauty is gorgeous.
Thank you for sharing your interpretation of our Sketch at Love to Create Challenges this week.
Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

mixamatoasties said...

Great card. Love the image and the colours you used.

Thanks for sharing at Love to Create.


Jacki Randolph said...

Shell, Oh my this is absolutely gorgeous!! Love your take with the sketch and your coloring is fabulous!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at Love to Create Challenges!


Raquel said...

What a great card! Awesome background you chose to frame the image

Thanks for sharing with My Sheri Crafts

Avril Ann said...

Super card Shell, I love your colouring, I have yet to manage a shine with my haircolour's thank you for playing along with us at LEJ Designs, this month, best of luck xxx

ps hope all goes well at the DR's xx