Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Sleepy Owl from Just Inklined

Good evening crafters!
Today is time to share my weekly design team card for Just Inklined
This week I have chosen an amazingly drawn digi stamp " Sleepy Owl" available in store over HERE! Our artist Jim is an extremely talented man as i'm sure you will all agree.
I have enlarged the image to fit an 8x8 card and have coloured in using Promarkers for the owl, and Spectrum Noir pens for the branch and leaves.
I LOVE him, first time i have attempted to colour feathers with pens before and not too bad for my first attempt!
hope you will give him a try too!
would love to know what you think.

New Release Day over at Scrappers Delights

Good morning crafters!!
Over at Scrappers Delights Janice has some BRAND NEW  Digi stamp releases for you!!! And as always crafters you are in for a treat as they are superduperlicious! as a lucky DT member I have been playing with a gorgeous digi stamp called "The Proposal" 
Now one of the wonderful things about the digi stamps over at Scrappers Delights is you never receive just one version of your image! As a regular customer you will know this! a new customer?...why not pop over to the store to see what I mean!, This particular cute digi stamp comes as a couple, ....but...then there is the option to work with just the one figure, like I have done here...
I think she is so very pretty! Coloured in pretty pinks with my FABULOSLYFLIPPINGORGEOUS! Spectrum Noir pens ( you neeeeeeed to try these if you havent alrerady! very luscious!) with a Beautiful sentiment and pretty butterflies! I do LOVE my CAS cards when using digi images! this one is on an 8x8 card. and i love to make the image larger and just focus on that and colouring. So please do stop by the store to check out this beauty and the other new stamps !! and as always please do share your makes with us over at the Scrappers Delights Face Book page just Here!!
happy crafting!!!

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Crafters Companion- Camden Town

Good evening crafters!!! I hope you are all completely FABULOUS!
Well... I'm in my craft room this evening just working on some exciting Design Team projects that are just so scrumptious!!!, just you wait until I can show you...unfortunately... you have to wait a couple of weeks :) but I can share with you my recent DT cards with you I made using the lovely brand new CD rom from Crafters Companion "Camden Town"
 A5 size Engagement card, using one of the Fabric Companions from the CD rom- not just for printing onto fabric mind crafters!! a few sparkles, and pearls!, quick and beautiful !
 i LOVE this one, i love the style the colours the papers! ...the papers on this CD are totally gorgeous!
 Now this one, i wish i had taken a side view as the depth is FAB! but folds flat to pop into an envelope, all taken from the create a card section! so much fun ! easel card...printed straight onto cc pearlescent card stock, also my first time using quilling flowers! and i loved making them! so you will see many more popping up onto my cards..
 A5 style pop open card, i really do love this style, and have made them many times. The first fancy fold card i learnt to make on my Ultimate pro, watching Sara on the tutorial DVD! I've used a hammered card stock here and printed one of the backing papers straight onto the card stock!

and finally, I made a little box of birthday cards, there is a fab section on the CD called notelets, and brilliant to just print them all off ( more on the CD than you see here ) add a few gems and a splash of glitter, and you have a pretty box of cards to give as a gift...PERFECT if you sell your cards! as i think a box of mixed cards would go down a storm! but ideal for any birthdays that pop up and you need something quick...because come on have to admit, when you make hand made cards, EVERY family member and friend will always expect a hand made card from you! and woe behold you if you get caught short and have to buy a shop card!
well back to crafting for me! I hope my cards give you a little glimmer of the gorgeousfabulousness that is....Camden Town
catch you soon, and thanks for stopping by!! ooooh I love to hear your comments too!

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Just Inklined- I'll Never Forget You

Good morning crafters!!
The week has flown by!! ...always does when you take a week off work lol, It's time again to share my weekly Design Team card for
 This week I have chosen the most adorable digi stamp I think I have EVER seen!! I totally fell in love with it as soon as I saw it,
Its called "I'll Never Forget You" and it is the two cutest baby elephants ever! in the cutest pose, making a heart with their trunks..
you can find the digi over in the Just Inklined store just HERE! I LOVE them!!!!  I've coloured up with my Spectrum Noir pens, using 
IG1, IG2, IG3, IG4 and IG5 and a little touch of pink with PP1
then some very simple mat and layering in a pale pink card from  The Papermill, a couple of teeny tiny diamantes, and  a paper lattice bow.
with such an adorable image I didnt think my card needed anything more!
thank you for stopping by!!
happy crafting

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Fruity Babies- Blackberry- New Release at Scrappers Delights!

Good morning all!
Exciting fabulous new releases hit the store today over at Scrappers Delights!!
Oooooh lots of loveliness for you too in the luscious "Fruity Babies" these little digis are so cute! and so much fun!
I have been working with the blackberry digi, ....adorable!!
How CUTE!!! I have coloured in with my Spectrum Noir pens and cut out, then using Tonic Verso Decorative Bow Rings die set, I have mat and layered in purple and green , then made a paper bow using Lattice Bow die from Creative Expressions... Sweet and simple!!
Please stop by the store just HERE and take a peek at the other Fruity Babies!!  Wait till you see the strawberry one!! 
and please do share your makes with us over at the Scrappers Delights Facebook page just HERE!
have fun!

Just Inklined Squirrel

Hey crafters!! Its DT card time for Just Inklined
This week I decided to work with the cutest little squirrel!! I have had my eye on him for a it was time to colour him in!!
I LOVE him! was a complete pleasure to colour him too!
I used my Spectrum Noirs for this one, the colours i used were,
Squirrel- TN9, TN8, TN7, TN6 TN5, TN3, EB7
Branch- EB8, EB7, EB6, GB11
Moss- DG4, DG3 GB11
I chose some chocolate brown and olive green card for mat and layering and then created a bow using my fabulous new die Lattice 3D bow by Creative Expressions
I hope you like him!!
Happy crafting

Friday, 11 April 2014

New Release From Jak Heath Designs!

Good evening crafters, I have some extremely exciting news to share with you...
The FABULOUSLY talented Jak Heath has today launched her brand spanking NEW Digital stamp range!

And lucky old me has been privileged enough to have the great pleasure in working with
"Office Olivia"

Isn't she fabulous!! you can buy the images right now just ..HERE!! I thought she was just perfect for a new job card in her very smart office attire!
There are 4 digi's in the FIRST launch so please stop by Jaks blog to read a little more and also check out what the girls have come up with too...

Happy crafting

Monday, 7 April 2014

Just Inklined Blog Hop For April - Spring Theme

Hi Crafters..Its time to HOP!
Today see's the start of Aprils Blog Hop for Just Inklined and my very first post as DT member!!
So doubly exciting for me!!. This months host is Tammy who has chosen the lovely theme of
I have chosen such a pretty digi to work with called "Narcissus" and you can find it in store just HERE!

don't you agree? beautiful beautiful digi stamp! 
I have used my Spectrum Noir pens to colour in and chosen some beautiful fresh spring colours! 
then some simple mat and layering with some Core'dinations card stock, then to finish I have tied some lovely yellow ribbon!
Now 1'm last on the blog list this month so you should have reached me from the uber talented Dawn!
 so I do hope you'll hop along now to the Just Inklined Blog
Just incase you need it here is the order of the hop...
And please don't forget to leave a little comment along the way as we always have a spot prize...or two!
BIG thank you for Hopping along with us this month!
crafty hugs!

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Crafters Companion April Challenge- Theme Floral

Hi crafters!! ooh exciting news!! Crafters Companions April Challenge has just started!! This months theme is FLORAL
So you are free to create a project with any sort of floral theme- an embellishment maybe? patterned paper, a stamped image, the choice is yours!! and this months sees the start of the challenges moving over to the Crafters Companion Face Book page which makes it even easier to enter! BONUS! so pop along to the face book page just over HERE!to check out more details!! Our fabulous Design Team have made the most beautiful samples this month for you all to take a peek for some inspiration!! 
So...whenever I think of Crafters Companion and "Floral" for me I straight away thing Flower Fairies, I LOVE them all, and they have been my absolute favourite for many years. I chose to create a CAS style card using the Marigold Fairy which you can find on the CD Rom 
"Fairies Of The Garden"

I chose this image out of the toppers section. I LOVE CD roms and this is why..... I popped the image into my graphic programme, flipped and enlarged it and faded it down, to make my own background paper, I hope my photo shows how very lovely and soft the image has printed, I then simply popped the original image on the right hand side, and then found the poem of the Marigold fairy which is simply wonderful! I love busy cards with dies and flowers, gems and ribbons, but equally I am loving CAS style cards and when you have artwork that is brought to you so beautifully like Crafters Companion have done with the Flower Fairies range. you don't  need nothing more
 so please... come and join us this month, you cant get all the details and enter our challenge just HERE!
I can't wait to see all your fabulous makes!!
Happy crafting

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Crafting Musketeers!! Monochrom Challenge # 12

Whoop Whoop!!!
BRAND NEW Challenge has started today over at the Crafting Musketeers
 This months challenge # 12 has the theme of "Monochrome" and once again everyone we have a fabulous sponsor that is.......Funky Hand!!
and the prize?? a very generous £10 voucher to spend on th eon line store just here... HERE!
All the Design Team this month have been very lucky to each work with a item from the on line store to create a card for you. I chose to work with a black and white paper pack called "Salt and Pepper" that you can find  HERE!
Crafters these papers really are gorgeous, and printed crystal clear! I was really p[leased with the quality of the downlaod! and here is what i created...
I simply selected a few of the papers I liked, printed off in different sizes added a couple of sentiments, edged around each piece with a black promarker. Then a little dash of faux stitching in both black and white, and layered up on a black card base!
So crafters get out your stash and come and join us!! Now, for my monochrome card as you can see I have chosen black and white, but you can use any colour to make your monochrome design, just check out the DT ladies cards for some inspiration!
ok, so you all know the drill and just in case its your first time, here are the rules...
1. One entry per person
2. your project must follow the theme
3.You must be a blog follower to win the prize
4.Please claim your prize wihin 7 days or the winner will be re drawn
5.We are happy for you to link our challenge with as many others as you wish to enter
6.You do not need to have a blog..simply enter over at our facebook page just ...HERE!
once again I look forward to seeing all your creations this month so please  do come and join us!!!!
Love n Hugs

NEW RELEASE day over at Scrappers Delights

Good morning crafters!! 
Well today sees brand new releases over at Scrappers Delights more LOVELY designs to get colouring with!! and also this month we have some new background digi's too! FABULOUS!
My card for this release follows my CAS style, and I have used Crafty Shopper and you can pick her up just HERE!
and if you like the new background digis, you can pick up this shop front just over HERE!
perfect for all your crafty friends!!
I totally enjoyed colouring in this image and background!! 
The combination of using the digi backgrounds along with your images means its super fast to make those quick cards!!
I've coloured this image in simply using my fabulous new Spectrum Noir pens that are very lush!
I hope you have joined our FaceBook group to share all your lovely makes with us, you can check out the page right now just ...HERE!
happy crafting crafters!!