Sunday, 31 March 2013

Happy Easter....

Morning peeps .....ok how many of you are tucking into easter eggs at this moment????, after icing as many as we have this week I'm having an egg free morning, yesterday was manic, it was like being in a rugby scrum with people trying to get eggs, we were run off our feet, thank goodness things will get back to a more sedate pace next week.....I hope!

Todays post is an easter card that I made using the tulip image and papers on the Floral Fantasia Cd from Kraftyhands (on offer at the moment for £7.50). The heart is an embellishment that they sell but they are pink so I coloured mine a treat so I will be stocking up on more of those especially as I notice that they have also brought out a floral round one.....lovely.

I added glossy accents to the words and sprinkled glitter on them as well 
for a touch of sparkle.

hope you all have a lovely Easter

Crafty Ribbon....anything goes with ribbon
4 Crafty Chicks....easter.
Crafty Creations.....easter.
Creative Beli.....easter.
Creative inspirations .....easter.
Penny Paper crafting.....anything but square.
Simon  Says.....anything goes.
Digital Tuesday.....spring colours.
Oldie but a goodie .....anything goes (ribbon old)
Chocolate, coffee and cards.......bring on spring.
Fussy and Fancy.....spring days.
My Sheri Crafts.....spring has sprung.
One Stop Craft.....easter.
Red Carpet.....anything goes easter.

Have a chocolicious day
hugs n smiles.

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Sugar Creek Hollow....

Afternoon peeps hope you are having a good start to the Easter weekend at least I have a couple of days off work after today, so I can catch up on some crafting and blogging. Today sees the start of a new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow, the theme this week is fairy tales or nursery rhymnes, but remember we want to see your vinatge or shabby chic styles. We are also being sponsered by A Day for Daisies for this challenge, I chose Little Bo Beep to play with. After I had coloured the image with Prismas I cut another image out and used it as a mask to stamp the background with a text stamp from Crafty Individuals, I wanted it to look like a page from a book. The papers are from the new rose book from First edition

Fairy tale....tags (3 tags on this card).
Totally Papercrafts.....metal (eyelet and pearl).
CRAFT....mothers day/female.
Stampavie....pretty in pink.
Bearly Mine....girly pink.
Deep Ocean....cute and pink photo inspiration
LEJ designs....vintage or retro.
Party time....anything goes.
Marianne the bottom of the garden.(tag).
Dream Valley.....Pearls and lace
Crafting by Design......vintage spring

Have a lovely weekend
hugs n smiles

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Digital Layout.....

Morning peeps, so sorry for not getting around any blogs this week but its becoming abit of a blur, I have iced so many eggs that my poor hand aches. Hopefully comes the weekend I can put my feet up and have time to catch up with you all. Todays post is a quickie layout I did using the Picknix Collection 1 CD from Polka Doodles, I used elements from each of the three catergories to create this. I might have another go at digi scrapbooking, it was quite good fun layering up all the images, and there is no mess with glue, I just need a few lessons from my son on how to get rid of parts of images I don't want, i.e the edges of the photo so that the it just fits in the heart shape.

have a lovely day
hugs n smiles

Monday, 25 March 2013

Sketch n Stash......

Morning peeps, wow what a weekend, snow snow and more snow, feels more like Christmas than Easter.

Today sees the start of a new challenge at Sketch n Stash, and this week we have the optional theme of.....For the boys. I have used papers, stamp and metal embellishments from Papermania, the car image is a stamp from Oxford Impressions. I did make a card that featured one of Fred She Said designs, but I had forgotten we were doing the optional theme of  for the boys and I had made a girly card.
Our sponser for this challenge is Fred She Said who have a lovely selection of digis for you to choose from.

Have a fabbie day

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Sugar Creek Hollow......

Afternoon all, hope you are not snowed in and managing to stay warm, I think the Easter Bunny will be delivering eggs in the snow this year instead of the sunshine. I went to the NEC yesterday for the hobby show with my daughter and baby Zachary......who was a sooooo good, apart from crying once, and believe me when he decides to cry, every one knows. I spent too much as usual, I brought a couple of spellbinders that I have been after as well as stocking up on card and ribbon. My daughter was after beads to make star wands for her bridesmaids, so I guess we will be busy making those next.

Today sees the start of a new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow, the theme this week is to alter something, don't forget we want to see your vintage or shabby chic style, for my project I started this altered canvas at a workshop and then fininshed it off at home, I thought it was perfect for this challenge, instead of using the front of the canvas, turn it over and add strips of card to create a shadow box. The papers and stamps that I have used are Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary. Love doing shadow boxes as you get to use lots of bits to fill each of the compartments.

have a lovely weekend
hugs n smiles

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Lily card.......

Morning peeps, I've finally done it, I've joined facebook, thought I ought to catch up with the 21st century, you never know I might even sucumb and buy a mobile phone......hmmmm that might be a step too far.
Todays card is using the beautiful new Lily stamp CI379 from Crafty Individuals, I stamped it onto one of the pages from The Springtime book and layered up the butterflies and parts of the lily. I used some of the flower stamps from the element collection  Flower Heads to create the dimensional flowers on the frame. I used the stencil Leafy Border and sparkle paste for the side borders and in the centre of the flowers I used micro beads.

off to work now to ice more easter eggs

Creative Inspirations....spring colours.
Simon Says.....Easter/Spring.
Everybody Art.....Spring.
Ladybug Ink.....spring.
LEJ Designs......Add a flower/s.
Stamp with fun.....anything goes.
Vintage stamping....spring is in the air
hugs n smiles

Monday, 18 March 2013

OOh La La.....

Bonjour peeps today sees the start of a new challenge at Ooh La La Creations and the theme this fortnight is.....It's a man thing......oopppps nearly added an s to the word man now that would have been a
For my card I have used images and papers from the Yesterdays Memories CD. On the edge of the torn strip I have heat embossed using gold, the images of the framed picture, fishing rod and bag have all been layered up for dimension.
My daughter has brought her dress, in fact it was the first dress that she saw and she only tried on two dresses, she has also got  her head dress so there is only me to get my outfit now, mind you I'm waiting till I have lost more weight.

have a fabbie day,
off to work now to ice more chocolate easter eggs.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Ready Teddy Go......

Morning peeps hope you are all having a lovely relaxing weekend even if the weather is not that good, I'm off with my daughter later this morning wedding dress shopping, she has seen one see likes so we are going back to try it on, later this afternoon we have a weekly weigh in and I know that I have slipped this week, I'm still not eating chocolate though......two weeks now, but I have kinda made up for that with other naughty goodies.....ooppppps will need to try harder next week. Its soooo hard though as I'm icing easter eggs all week guess I'll just have to sniff

Todays  card is a half way reminder for the challenge at Ready Teddy Go, the theme is ......Mums the you still have another couple of weeks to enter with your Mum inspired creations. We are being sponsered by The Stamp Fairy, so one lucky winner gets to spend $10 on digis of their own choice.

Just a few more sleeps now before the Craft and Hobby show at the NEC,
I'm going on the Friday with my daughter as she wants some diamante brooches/beads
for her wedding bouquet. 
hugs n smiles

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Sugar Creek Hollow....

Brrrr......another cold and wet day, I remember a few years back we had a heat wave at Easter and the eggs were melting I think we'll probabaly get snow this year. Afternoon and welcome to this weeks challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow, this week we would love to see you easter vintage creations. I've used the delish vintage summer papers by Maya and dyed seam binding which are both from Live and Love Crafts, the tag is from the mini tag Chantilly Dawn collection.

Paper Shelter....Easter.
Out of a hat creation....Easter Bonnet (shes holding the bonnet).
Divas by Design....put on some pink.
Bearly Mine....Easter.
Oldie but a goodie.....feeling floral (image).
Tuesday Alchemeny.....anything goes.
Totally gorjuss....something old (image).
One Stop Craft....anything goes.
My Sheri Crafts....easter.
Crafty Calender....easter.
hugs n smiles

Friday, 15 March 2013

Love Lovely Life.....

Morning fellow crafty bloggers hope you are all well and getting ready for more cold weather that we are supposed to be getting, I guess Spring is going to be late this year, my garden is very slowly coming along, mind you if I was a plant I wouldn't want to stick my head above ground at the moment.

Thought I would share with you a quick simple card using one of the Alice Palace stamps from Crafty Individuals "love lovely life". All I have done is masked across the top and bottom of the card, used distress inks Lemonade and stormy Sky and then stamped on the image, I used promarkers to colour in some more detail on the image. Just loving these quirky designs.
The ribbon I put on back to front because I wanted the colours to look subtle.......just inacse your wondering why its back to front. I'm looking forward to the nec hobbycraft show next week, I'm going on the Friday this year hoping that it won't be as rammed as Saturday.......I've saved some pennies ready for a little

hugs n smiles

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Kew Floral.....

Morning peeps well what a flippin' freezing day we had yesterday, snowing on and off all day, Spring must be round the corner although I can remember it snowing in May and June once.....showing my age, I'm begining to feel creaky especially getting in and out of the window at work yesterday....not a pretty sight with me reversing backwards with bottom in the air, although I did loose 5lbs last week, just not sure if any came off in the vital

Today sees the launch of a new Cd Kew Floral  at 1:00pm and 6:00pm on Create and Craft, think the boys at Krafty Hands are in design overload as they have come up with another fabbie floral Cd to whet your appetite, this time lots of gorgeous floral designs, including stepper cards that are so quick and simple to make.

Have a fabbie day

Monday, 11 March 2013

Sketch n Stash.....

Morning peeps hope you all had a lovely relaxing day yesterday celabarting Mothers Day, must say I spent most of it making Wedding Invitations with my daughter,I didn't even get a cup of tea in bed let alone breakfast we had a bit of a production line going.It was sooooo busy in the shop on Saturday so I guess alot of lucky Mums will be tucking into yummy chocolate today. I have managed to loose 5lbs in weight ready for the big day in June, have just got to keep it up, I didn't have 1 chocolate last week which was quite an achievement for me. Oh well onto this fortnights challenge at Sketch n Stash.

We have two sponsers for this fortnights challenge

......and Tracy from Dies to Die for

We were given some images from Whoopsie daisy to play with, I just love this sweet ballerina, which I coloured in with Prismas, the papers are from Papermania. I've turned the sketch around for my card. The hydrangea flower petals are my oldest stash. 

Off to work now and get the shop ready for Easter
hugs n' smiles

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Happy Mothers Day.....

Morning all you Mums out there.....Happy Mothers Day, hope you all have a lovely relaxing day spent with your children young and old alike. Mind you we were sooooo busy at work yesterday, we even at customers arguing in the shop, now thats a first.
Thought I'd post a couple of simpe cards that I made using the Vintage Treasures CD from Kraftyhands to celebrate the occassion. Don't forget that they are launching their new Cd Kew Floral  Collection on Create and Craft on 12th March at 1:00pm and 6:00pm, so many pretty floral designs to choose from, you'll be spoilt for choice.

Cupboard Trilogy.....a mothers love.
In the Pink.....Floral/Mothers Day.
Creative Inspirational....Happy Mothers Day.
Hugs n smiles

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Sugar Creek Hollow.....

Afternoon peeps hope you are having a nice relaxing start to the weekend, busy day today at work for me with Mothers Day tomorrow, in theory we should all be able to have a lie in, cup of tea/breakfast in bed, pampered all day with our feet up ......I know its a, Well hopefully you'll get some crafting time to join in with our challenge this week at Sugar Creek Hollow. We have a gorgeous photo to inspire you to create a vintage or shabby chic project using elements or colours from the photo.

I created the background using Pan Pastels in turquoise and purple through a mask from Crafty Individuals, I then used a shimmer paste from Imagination Crafts with mask on still to get the lovely glittery patteren.
I then made the centre shaker piece with beads in using the new Royal Bird from CI 378, stamped on  a piece of background paper from the Springtime book.
For the main flowers I used the element stamp CI 206. I cut into the centre of three of the petals and then glued the petals behind to create more dimension.

Delicious Doodles....Use Die cuts.
4 Crafty Chicks.....use dies.
Moving along with the Times.....Birds and the Bees.
Bunny and pearls.
Flutterby Wednesday.....anything goes.
Simon Says....a bit of green
Everybody art....butterfly.
Party Time ....die cuts.
Allsorts ....Springtime.
One Stop Crafts.....Spring.
Fussy and Fancy......Flowers.

hugs n'smiles.