Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Its All Cogs-wallop

Happy Tuesday Blog Lovers

Today its my ladies on Team B at JIC time to host the challenge, and the inspirational photo this week is

Yep the good 'ole Steampunk Heart.
Our fantastic sponsor for this challenge is

Delicious Doodles are giving the winner of this challenge 4 digi images.

So here's what I did with the stunning Tattoos and Feathers digi

She is coloured with my pro markers and layered onto paper from my stash. I embossed a piece of black linen card with a cogs embossing folder. Before I stuck everything down I used my chalks to add colour to the edges of my card, the white card just didn't work with this. I added a striped feather, sentiment tag that I coloured with chalks again & distressed the edges, an old bus ticket, some teeny cogs & watch parts and dotted some copper liquid pearls in the corners.
I hope you pop along and join the challenge and be in with a chance of winning 4 fab digi's.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Monday, 24 June 2013

My 1st Post As Creative Creations DT

Good Morning Bloggers

Yes you read right, I am now a DT member for Creative Creations and the challenge this time is


and is sponsored by the fabulous

Here is what I made

The image is the gorgeous 'Old Time Owen' and you can find him here.
I coloured him with my pro markers and gave the flowers centers a dot of White Opal Liquid Pearls. The card is a 5" x 5" that I cut into a flower shape and then covered with paper pieces, from my scrap paper box, that co-ordinated with Owen's clothes. The sentiment stamp is one I brought ages ago from Pink Gem Designs, and I added some leaf die cuts I had.

I hope you will come along and join in this fab challenge, and I look forward to seeing your creations.

I'm NOT Wearing A Hat!!!!!

Good Morning Bloggers

Ohhhhhhhh its so exciting, its my daughters 20th birthday on the 30th of this month and on Saturday her boyfriend Andrew came round and as he couldn't wait another week to give her her pressie HE PROPOSED!!!!!! Of course she said yes, OMG I'm going to me a MIL!! BUT not for a few years yet. They have been together since they were 14 so I am pretty sure its the real thing.

OK so onto the strange title of my post. I am by no means a posh frilly dresser, much preferring a pair of jeans and a tshirt, so I asked Ashleigh if a new pair of jeans and a nice top would be OK for me to wear (only joking of course) she said NO! But I don't do dresses, think the last time I wore a dress was my own wedding nearly 13yrs ago, so I think it will be a nice pair of trousers and nice top BUT NO HAT!! The only hats I wear are woolly bobble hats in the winter. I might be pushed to a pretty clip or flower of something, but I have plenty of time to think about that.

Anyway seeing as I was up to my ears in crafty mess, sorting stuff out into boxes and pots etc, I thought a nice CAS card would be OK.

I used a 5x5 card blank and added a layer of white glitter card, ten embossed plain white card with the swiss dots embossing folder. The little silver joined hearts is what started me off thinking CAS (I came across a bag full of them in my sorting out) and then just a simple congrats stamp mounted onto glitter card again.
If she is anything like me, Ashleigh will be keeping all her cards and things in a special box to remember in years to come.

So my next job is invitations for the engagement party in August, then compiling a file of wedding stationary ideas. I've told her I need at least 5yrs warning to make them lol

Thank you for coming to have a peek and sharing in my news

Friday, 21 June 2013

Ohhhhhhh How Cute

Hi Bloggers

I have just discovered a brilliant new digi image company

Their images are just sooooooooooo cute, but as soon as I found this little cutie she had to be the one (in case you cant tell from my blog I am mad about ladybugs)

Isnt she just the sweetest ladybug. 
So I had a wicker candle holder that was originally brought for the garden, its not going out there now lol
I coloured Ladybug Emma with pro markers and might just add her a bit of stickles bling on her antennae. I found some ribbon stuff, well its hard to explain but its kinda like hairy twine but in flat strips all joined together, so used that and some black knitted flower lace around the middle.

 I used silver chain & charms with red & black beads joined at odd intervals around the top edge to give it a bit of sparkle, and while I had the beads out I made 3 stick pins decorated with beads, twisted some black raffia and used up the last piece of the red twine-ribbon.

This will now be staying in my craft room, not sure what to use it for yet but no way is anyone else getting their mitts on it.
I would like to enter this into these challenges:

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

JIC Team B Challenge - Fathers day

Good Morning Blogland

It's my team's turn for the challenge at Just Inspirational Challenges this week, but before I get onto this weeks challenge I want to remind you all to check out the blog post here for the winners of our blog hop.

OK so for this weeks challenge we are sponsored by the fabulous

 who are giving the winner a free digi stamp.
You can find their digi's here
This is the inspirational piccy we worked with this week
and this is my make

This is for my hubby for Fathers Day from our two furbabies.
I coloured the image with pro markers, the papers are from my stash & my scrap box, the tiny alphas are My Little Shoebox and the foam letters I got from £land.

I hope you will join my teamies and I in this challenge, visit their blogs for more inspiration.

That's all for now

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Saturday, 1 June 2013

My 1st Time .....

..... using Spectrum Noirs :)

AND I have to say I am very impressed. After I found out they didn't really like my normal stamping card and preferred diamond white we got on great, no bleeding, nice blending, and colours nicely. I don't have the full set yet, but am working on hubby getting me some for my birthday, so I went with what I had.

I originally ordered the set of stamps this stamp is in from Kanban in their closing down sale but they sent another set instead so I wasn't very happy, but found them at Hobbycraft last week for £5.00 :D very happy me.
I stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa, and coloured with Spectrum Noirs. The papers are all bits from my scrap box, I don't throw much away when it comes to papers, and I chalked the edges as well as chalking the edges of the white card blank. I used an old wooden button from my stash and some thin burgundy twine. The paper the sentiment is on I distressed using my Tim Holtz distress tool and chalked the edges. I added copper Liquid Pearls to the back of the corset and small dots in some corners.

I must say I really enjoyed making this, even though its not my normal style with flowers and pretty things, I like the colours and the way it turned out.

I would like to enter into the following: