Sunday, 30 December 2012

hi everyone,
well its been a while, iv not been too good, and what with moving and Christmas i needed a little rest, but I'm back :)
so today i have a DT card for Glitter and Sparkle , this challenge is for favourite colour..i have a few but went with deep purple which for some reason in this pic looks reddish, odd.
so our sponsor's this week are... Di's Digi Downloads joining us for the first time and offering a $10 voucher to spend in the store. Next up is CD Designs offering one winner 4 images from their store, then we have Fresh Brewed Designs also offering one lucky winner 4 designs of their choice, and finally we have the wonderful Delicious Doodles also offering 4 digis of your choice. what a fab line up . so here is my card

i started with a 6x6 deep burgundy base card which i made into an easel, i then covered this in a paper from MCS, i coloured the beautiful image with pro markers printed an extra spider and coloured, i then finished with a rose, a big bow and the spider sitting happily on the flower, hope you guys like it and will come join in the challenge.
hugs x

Sunday, 16 December 2012

hi all
here today with a dt post for Glitter & sparkle...
this weeks challenge is bingo, and here is the board for you to work from 

i went with buttons digi and ribbon. and my digi is from Bugaboo digi stamps one of our great sponsors i have chosen quite muted boyish colours, the background paper is from MCS, as are the ribbon tape measure and the button embellishment's...

hope you like it and come join in the could win a gift certificate to spend at when the 
Scrap hits the fan image store or 7 digis of your choice from Bugaboo or finally Floppy Latte is offering $10 to spend in their store.

so come on over and play id love to see your creations 

Saturday, 15 December 2012

hi guys,
just a quick post from me this week, i have the lurgies and my head feels like its about to explode! lol
so this weeks post for Visible Image Stamps is another Isabella make, shes so pretty i just love working with her...
I made a tag with her this week.
i chose a lovely k & co paper, i put this through the printer to get the word Love just how i wanted it on the tag, then i covered the letters in crackle accents and left to dry...
Once it was dry i then took the Isabella stamp and using just the ends of her curls i went all around the edge i really like the effect its created. i added some bling ribbon to the bottom, and a lovely rose to the top, and of course the beautiful Isabella, then finished off with some fibres.
and here it is...

hope you can pop over to the Visible Image Blog and see what the other dt members have been creating this week, all wonder full projects to inspire you .
hugs x

oh and dont forget there is still time to enter the christmas challenge to win £10 worth of Visible Image Stamps

Saturday, 8 December 2012

hi guys
i have had such a busy week! last Saturday my daughter informed me she had kindly booked me a stall at a craft!! so as you can imagine it has been a frantic rush to get some cards done.....ill let you know how it goes lol.
anyway on to the reason I'm here my DT cards for the Launch of Visible Image's new stamps Max & Molly they are just awesome, so great to work with, i just know you will love them as much as i do..
i decided to do a couple of door name plates, kids always love to have their name on their door ...
so here we are Max & Molly

ain't they just adorable!

OK so first Max, hes a cool little dude , and like most teenage boys hes on his mobile lol, i used some corodinatiosn whitewash card, ran it through the cuttlebug with a Tim Holtz embossing folder, sanded it back to reveal the inner core colour, then i used the Visible Image Crackle background around the edges, over this i used some black soot to grunge up the edges even more, i printed out his name and coloured with pro markers, then fussy cut this out , Max is of course coloured with pro markers, fussy cut and stuck down with sticky pads for dimension.

next we have the pretty little butter wouldn't melt , but look at her teddy Molly

don't you just love that face!
same again with the cordinations white wash card, sanded and this time i used the Grunge Polka dot background from Visible Image, and some purple distress ink, same as max i printed fussy cut, coloured and adhered Molly and her name

come on over to the Visible Image Blog and check out the other DT members creations they really are amazing..

and don't forget the other 3 characters available, here's a little peep at Edward, very dapper gent i must say

hugs x                                            

check out all the characters and get lots of inspiration from the DT

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Visible Image/Edgar

hi everyone
thought i would bring you a little bit more inspiration for the new Visible Image character stamps....
this time its Edgar hes so adorable,i combined him with the Free your Imagination set, and the
Grunge Flourish, (just love this stamp so versatile).
ok so here he is

i cut a large tag, and covered with some paper from MCS, i covered some cog die cuts with metal tape, and coloured with alcohol inks, then i used the Grunge Flourish along one edge, just using the top of the swirls, then turned it around and using the very bottom of the stamp and a darker ink i went down the same edge, then using Free your Imagination, i stamped the group of birds a few times across the top half, and the main bird which i covered in crackle accents, once this was dry i coloured over it with ink to bring out the crackle, which sadly doesn't show in the pic but here's a close up any way lol

i then stamped the splodges randomly over the whole thing, before adding the cogs, and the adorable Edgar who i coloured using water colour pencils, i used sticky pads to give Edgar and the cogs some dimension.
to finish i added some fibres in coordinating colours.
i hope you like him and go over to Visible Image to take a look at the other dt creations with these fab stamps.
hugs x

Sunday, 2 December 2012

morning all
I'm here again with my weekly post for Visible Image, AND its challenge time!!
this months theme?? what else but Christmas... think twinkling lights, cosy nights, mulled wine ,, lovely!
and of course the pressies lol...which brings me to my DT make..

this is a lovely Little project if you want a treat to give to a friend, i used the Christmas Collage stamp om some burgundy card, then i used glossy accents on the tree and star and whilst it was still wet i covered it in glitter, once dry i brushed of the excess glitter and tadar! one supper sparkly dimensional tree :).
ok so wheres the treat 

untie the beautiful bow to reveal....

a lovely box of chocs, mmmm who can resist so lovely dark choc? not me lol 

so there you have it, a lovely treat, or you could put thank you notes or notelets inside, whatever you chose I'm sure it will go down well.

so lets see what your wonderful entries, you could win yourself £10 to spend on the visible Image website, maybe treat yourself to the new characters launched yesterday ... and of course top 3 get a badge for their blog .

for my DT project this week i chose the Free your Imagination set, and made this pencil holder for my hubby's desk, i chose a backing paper from MCS changed it to a nice blue. Once cut to size, i stamped the sentiment and bird, (such a lovely splodgy bird i just adore it), then added the stamped ink splats . i stamped the large and small feather in black , then inked over this with Broken China distress ink to give the lovely blue effect, i then covered this in glossy accents , once dry it gives a lovely finish and a bit of stability to the card . i stuck the paper to the bean tin, added my feather and a little black lace , not too much as its for a guy lol. so there you are two little gift ideas.

and don't forget to check out the new releases Isabella, Edward and Edgar...

hugs x 

Friday, 30 November 2012

morning everyone,
exciting news today, Visible Image have some wonderful new character stamps launching today, they are so beautiful you are going to love them...

first up is Isabella, i chose to make this card with her because she is so beautiful and wistful.
i used a photo that i had taken at our local cemetery / wildlife sanctuary, changed the colour in MCS and matt it onto some white card that i had coloured with Dusty Concord distress ink, for Isabella i wanted a ghostly feel so i stamped her onto acetate, then covered the back in glossy accents while this was still wet i added a layer of tissue paper, once dry i painted it with lilac pearl twinkling h2o paint.
i then coloured some die cuts with Pine needle distress inks, made some flowers out of the same background  paper,  i sprayed these with mica powder to give a shimmer, then i added flowers from Lucinda, to finish her off i coloured her little heart red.

but Isabella Inst alone on this launch we also have Edward & Edgar two super fab stylish dudes, come on over to Visible image, see what the other DT members have created with these stamps, truly stunning creations.
And for this weekend you can get a discount on the set of 3, and FREE p&p! so go on get over and treat yourself, you know you want to :D
hugs x

Monday, 26 November 2012

hi guys, me again and really late with my DT card for Artistic Inspirations....
this weeks theme is anything goes we have some fab prizes up for grabs, from our  wonderful sponsors
first up is Fresh Brewed Designs offering 3 digis of your choice, next up is Ginger Loft offering 3 digis of your choice, and finally we have Stamp and Doodle offering 2 digis of your choice.

so with this theme the world is your oyster, let your creative ideas run wild and come show us your creations.
here's my offering

i decided on a tag this time, i chose a nice paper from MCS, and a pretty mermaid digi, coloured with pro markers, and decoupaged, i added seed beads for sand and some pink shells i had in my stash, finished off with some glossy accent bubbles and a ribbon.
hope you come join us at Artistic Inspirations challenge .

Sunday, 25 November 2012

hi guys
late post for me, having trouble getting my stuff set up at the new place, living out of boxes is a bit grr, but i guess i cant complain it hasn't even been a week yet  lol.
so anyway here is my DT card for the Glitter and Sparkle challenge , this weeks theme is Ribbons and lace...
our sponsors this week are Sassy Studio Designs offering 4 images of your choice and Stitch bear digital stamps offering $10 to spend in their store.
here's my card i hope you like it .

i used a pretty paper from MCS and Starlet image from Stitchy bear added some lace and ribbon :) and a few butterfly's with liquid pearl on the body's.
thanks for looking 
hugs x

Saturday, 24 November 2012

hey everyone
well what a week, finally moved on Tuesday, totally crazy but well worth it in the end, though i am swamped in boxes and cannot find a thing lol.
doing this DT card for the wonderful Visible Image Stamps was a challenge to say the least, no desk , no cutting mat, just a board on my lap and a promise i wouldn't miss any DT posts during this crazy time, :)
so armed with the fabulous Dragonfly Stamp, i came up with the idea of a pond or lake of waterlilies, i made some flowers, and added buttons to the centre to add interest, the leaves are from goggle images, just some lovely waterlilies leaves, i Matt a 6 x 6 easel card with some green papers from my stash.
using stayzon i stamped the Dragonfly onto acetate, then turning it over i coloured them with alcohol inks, and cut out.
then i stamped the Dream stamp from the Imagine Dream Inspire set, on the easel part of the card, i glued the flowers to the base, then using fine strips of acetate i added the dragonfly's , the acetate gives movement as well as the illusion they are flying.
i hope you guys like it.

don't forget you can get these and many more fab stamps at

hugs x

Sunday, 18 November 2012

happy Sunday everyone
well I'm taking a quick break form packing to post by dt card for this weeks Glitter and Sparkle Blog challenge, this weeks theme is Lots of Layers.
we have 3 amazing prizes from some terrific sponsors first up is When the scrap hits the fan offering the miracle of Christmas set, (8 digi stamps and 8 sentiments) , next is Floppy latte Designs offering a $10 voucher to spend in their shop , but if you use a Floppy Latte image the voucher is for $12, and finally our wonderful new sponsors Bugaboo digi Stamps are offering 7 digis of your choice.

hope you like this one from me :)  do come and play along......
hugs x

Saturday, 17 November 2012

hi everyone
well here i am with another Dt blog for the amazing Visible Image Stamps..
i made this card using the beautiful Classic Face stamp, combining it with the Grunge Polka dot and my fav the Grunge Flourish background stamps.
the backing paper is just from my stash and i Matt and layers this onto a soft lilac pearl card, wrapped ribbon around this part ,made another Matt and layer this time shaping one edge and lay this down on top of the ribbon. i stamped the Classic face and Grunge Polka Dot using a big and juicy ink pad in hydrangea.
Matt and layered these onto the same soft lilac, and arranged on the card, i finished of with some buttons tied with cord, and a big lush bow... hope you like this .

you can get all the stamps at Visible Image Stamps.. there are lots of other beautiful stamps to chose from too so why not go have a look and dont for get the We Challenge you to Sparkle Challenge, £10 voucher up for grabs to the winner to spend on the website :)

hugs x

Thursday, 15 November 2012

hi everyone
time for a little midway inspiration for the Visible Image Challenge We Challenge you to Sparkle! isn't that just a fab challenge to play with on a dark cold November evening! lots of glitter and bling and we all love a bit of that don't we :)
so for my little bit of inspiration i went for a cracker, i have had this template a while ( couple of years actually always meaning to make my own each year lol) so time to put it to use i think to myself...

I printed off some pretty pink paper and used stickles to sparkle up the flowers

 added some black lace to the ends ( don't you just love pink and black together) and some iridescent pearl trim..
the i used the fabulous Corset Stamp inked in black and stamped onto deep pink card..

this of course had to be glittered and blinged as much as it could be with crystal & black stickles and some tiny black flat back pearls.

i used the Merry Christmas sentiment stamp and finished the whole thing with some black glittery ribbon.....
so what do you think, will you take the Sparkly challenge!  
come on over and show us your sparkle at Visible Image Challenge Blog, you could win£10 to spend on the Visible Image Website. id love to see what you make .
hugs x

Monday, 12 November 2012

hi guys
another post from  me this time for Artistic Inspirations.
this challenge is recycle ! perfect i do like to use stuff rather than dump it, so i used the beautiful snow cuddles image from delicious doodles, and went with a crisp cool blue colour scheme, i coloured the image with pro markers and added some tiny gems.... next i re sized the snowflake to 3 different sized, printed out, then using some velum that was wrapped around one of my cards from last Christmas i took a white gel pen and traced the snowflake 3 sizes 3 times = 3 snowflake flowers! and of course we needed gems in the centre.
i finished off with some ribbon from my stash that was left over from some wedding crafting a few years back.....

and here is a close up of the snowflake flower 

i do hope you will come and play along and join us, look forward to seeing your makes .
hugs x

Happy Monday people :)
well another week begins, and so another post for the fantastic Visible Image Stamps and i have once again used the Beauty is Art set, i adore this set.
i went with a tag this time in this rather striking green and black, the main image is stamped on an atc size card, i added ribbon to the tag, fussy cut some branches and flowers and added tiny gems to the flower centres to add a touch of glamour and bling. then finished off with green and black ribbon through the hole in the top.
this close up shows the wonderful textured detail of the bust stamp

why not run over to the Visible Image Stamps new products page and grab yourself these or one of the other new sets, or be really naughty and grab them all ....go on you know your worth it lol.
and don't forget the new challenge on the Visible Image Blog, you could win a fab prize while having fun with glitter and bling for the We Challenge You to Sparkle challenge!
look forward to seeing all your fab entries .
hugs x

Sunday, 11 November 2012

hi everyone
well I'm up to my eyes in packing boxes, and omg i have soooo much craft stuff to pack its unreal ! . i almost forgot to do my post for Glitter and Sparkle challenge...
this week the theme is things with wings, and of course me being me i choose faeries lol . i did 2 this week :)
we have 2 sponsors this week Digi Darla's offering 5 digis of your choice for the winner and Daisy Doodles offering 3 digis to our second winner..
here are my cards

i hope you will come join us at Glitter and Sparkle..sorry for the short post but still soooo much to pack!
hugs x

Monday, 5 November 2012

hi everyone
wow Monday again already, i have have a really busy week and looks like its not going to calm down for at least a couple more, I'm trying to keep up with all my DT commitment's and have managed so far, so fingers crossed i can keep it up till life is calm once more.
OK so today's offering is a DT card for Visible image its a lovely sparkly Christmas card...
i have used the fantastic Vintage Santa stamp, and the Merry Christmas sentiment stamp, some papers from MCS which i changed to grey, some plain black and white card, and lots of glitter, a large had cut flower which i embossed and added a large black gem to the centre, and few more black gems arranged in a swirl to finish..... what you think?
oh and i have to remind you to go look at the new releases people do not miss out on these stamps they are so beautiful... you can chose from   

they really are wonderful sets guys go take a look at the dt inspiration too, wonderfull creations.
you can also join the Visible image facebook page and don't forget to sign up to the newsletter too.
hugs x

Sunday, 4 November 2012

hi everyone
hope you all having a fab Sunday,  im here with my dt card for Glitter and Sparkle blog challenge, this weeks theme is anything but square...i chose this great image from one of our sponsors CD Designs she is called Rebeca.
 i thought she was really cute, and i remembered i had a digi for wellies on one of my MCS disks... so what else could i do but go for a Wellie card :).
i coloured Rebeca with my pro markers, printed out a sheet of patterned paper, and 2 digis of the wellies on the patterned paper, cut the wellie shape and glued down the paper, i added a charm and of course the cute Rebeca.

wouldnt mind some snazzy wellie's like these lol...
so come on guys come play along , you could win some fab prizes form our sponsors look forward to seeing all your great makes .
hug x

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Visible Image Release 3 New Stamps sets!!

hi everyone
well i hope this has gone live just when i wanted , never done a sheduled post ! but i just have to share the amazing new stamp releases over at Visible Image Stamps..
You seriously have to see these fabulous stamps, so yummy! and you will be blown away by the DT samples so much inspiration you are going to just LOVE them.
i have used Beauty is Art...i just Love this set. i chose to work with a box i had been saving in my stash as we do ,lol  first i painted it with a base coat of white acrylic paint, once dry i did a coat of pva glue, whilst still wet i painted over with a mix of grey white and black acrylic to give a mottled stone effect, once whit was all dry i stamped with Stazon using the wonderful edge stamp, then i went over in places with black soot distress ink to age it.


Next i stamped the beautiful beautiful body onto card with Momento ink, then i used 3 shades of grey pro markers to give a bit of shading and colour. once dry i shaped the cut out piece and using silicone glue for depth i added to the top of the box

in this next pic you can see the crackle effect ..

and this one showes the depth of the figure onto the top

this is just a tiny taste of all the wonderful things the DT have created with the amazing new sets, as well as this one Beauty is art , there is also Immortal Love and Free your Imagination..
head on over to the blog and see all the wonderful makes , then pop over to the website and fill your baskets with loveliness to be inspire you to create wonderful pieces ...
remember now NEW today

to see all the other wonderful Dt makes just go to

Thursday, 1 November 2012

hi everyone
well i have some exciting news for you all, Jems Designs are now doing Digi's , you should go check them out they are are my cards ...

iv used a mixture of papers , the first card i went dark with her outfit so found some kind of dark but not too dark papers to compliment her i used Joanna sheen's Oriental CD for the lovely paper and the decoupage flowers. the second card in a lovely soft green with pink i used some oriental papers from my stash, added a big pink bow and some candy dots to can find these pretty girls here ..
hope you like these 
hugs x

Monday, 29 October 2012

hi guys me again, I'm really late with this post, but its been such a crazy day...
this is my Dt card for Vintage Elusions this weeks challenge is Fantasy, and we are being sponsored by Fresh Brewed Designs offering 3 digis of your choice, and Gingerloft Digi Stamps offering 3 digis of your choice .
this is my card, i have used muted colours to reflect stars at night...there is a little glitter but i don't think i picked it up in the pic, i really need to practise my photography.

i made the flowers from velum to give a soft delicate feel, added some lace a touch of ribbon and a moth , ok its a butterfly but they don't fly at night so its a moth ! lol.
anyway i hope you like it and will come play along with us at Vintage Elusions .
hugs x