Sunday, 22 December 2013

Hi guys, how you all doing, hope your Christmas plans are all going to... well to plan lol
Today I have a DT make for 
The new challenge is

iv stared a white 8 x 8,card blank and matt a really pretty papermania paper , Enchanted Christmas range
I cut some snowflakes and glittered them, and found a pretty heart doily in my stash.
The image is from Rick St Denise.
She is coloured with pro markers,iv really been trying to improve my colouring skills but leaving the white bit for highlights is hard! Lol
Once she was coloured I fussy cut her out and added her on sticky pads, then finished off with some flowers, ribbon and a bow...I also added some bling to her headdress and dress.
Isn't she pretty.

Inside  is the same mat and layering. And added a white Merry Christmas

So now its over to you, go play have fun.

Till next time

Crafty hugs x

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Wednesday, 18 December 2013

hi guys, well one week to go, hope your all ready lol

today is my dt day for Visible Image and im almost done with Christmas makes!
so i went for a tag this time

iv gone for a nice vintage look, iv had these papers forever, they are paper mania Hampstead
i have used the  Vintage Santa stamp . Believe from the new Believe set. and of course my all time fave the Grunge flourish.
i stated by cutting a simple tag shape and covering with the paper, i distressed the edges then stamped with the Grunge flourish in a dark reddish brown, i printed out a scroll from my craft studio and distressed the top and bottom edges and distressed it a bit more with the brown ink then i stamped the Believe in the centre.
Santa was stamped and coloured fussy cut and added to the tag, the scroll was added then i finished it off with some hand made poinsettia flowers.
to be honest guys i think im all christmased out lol
hope you like this 

crafty hugs xx

Friday, 13 December 2013

hi guys, today's challenge is for

and i have to say the weirdest challenge theme ever but it isn't called a challenge for nothing lol

well i did warn you lol
i have to admit i was stuck, and I'm also in Christmas card meltdown mode and suffering form the nasty bug hubby kindly gave me,so this is what my poor tired sick brain came up with .....

I used the beautiful Gothic church window,which i printed coloured and fussy cut, then layered onto a picture of a stained glass window, then i printed the Christmas candles 4 times coloured and cut to decoupage them to give depth, and the Hairy legs.....

well its Fred ! or the spider from Black

so there you have the hairy legs creation from my weird imaginations.

so are you up for the challenge...go on its a good one xx

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Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Hi guys its time for my weekly 
post this week i have made some money wallets

the backing paper is all from My craft Studio, the first one i used the

they are stamped in a blue metallic ink from Encore! then I used clear embossing powder over it, and finished with some glittery ribbon.

on this next one i used the Winter Tree and the  same sentiment
the tree and sentiment where stamped using black Versacolor, then clear embossing.
then i added tiny tiny silver gems all over the tree, and finished with some silver Rik rak to look like snow.

this next one i used my all time fave stamp the Grunge Flourish
i simply stamped it using Hyacinth big and juicy stamp pad stamping in from the edge gradually taking it back a bit each time to make a tree, then added the sparkly bits, and the greeting is stamped in the same Metallic blue from Encore!.

And finally we have good old Sants himself, i used the
Father Christmas stamp & the Branch from Edward is immortal
Santa was stamped and coloured then cut out, and added with sticky pads, the branch was stamped in Brushed corduroy distress ink, then i added red berries using Christmas red stickles, and finishing with some ribbon with a merry Christmas greeting on it

and then of course inside is the best bit 

hope you like these wallets
happy crafting 

im entering the following challenges

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Hi guys  I'm super excited to share my first dt post for 

OK so the theme of this challenge is 
Anything goes
we are sponsored by
and they are offering 2 images from their Etsy store to the winner

OK onto my makes

first up this super jolly snowman called 

 i have kept it pretty simple so as not to overwhelm the image, i chose pretty blue pattern paper and a slightly deep shade of blue card, simple matt and layer, then i coloured the image and painted the snowman with dries clear white glue and covered with Glamour dust to give him the look of wonderful Crystal snow, then i added crystal flakes to the snowballs and to the o in snow, i finished off with some white buttons to look like more snowflakes.

this next image is called
isn't she adorable!

this time i went for pink and a blue grey colour theme, i mat and layered the papers onto the card, and added the image panel slightly above the top of the card, i quite like this layout iv used it before, then the image was coloured in soft delicate pinks, the star once coloured is covered in glossy accents, i punched a lace border and added across the bottom, accented this with a pretty pretty pink ribbon, then made a bow from the same ribbon, i cut shaped and layered some flowers and finished these with a gem in the centre.

so now its your turn come on over to the challenge blog look at all the fantastic dt inspiration and get your entries in, look forward to seeing all the wonderful creations from you guys x

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Visible Image,Create with your soul

Hi  guys, hope your all well today is my dt make for 
and iv made a notebook using the wonderful

I made the covers from cut up cardboard boxes, covered it with pretty paper, made the holes with my cropadile stamped random Dragonflies in a very pale pearlesent white (they have kinda disappeared you have to move the book so the light hits them) i also used the Ripped Fishnet which you can just about see behind the embellishments. i have cut up an applique for the leaf fronds, and the butterflies are off a trim i have.
iv added ribbon and lace, and lots of lovely flowers, its taken me all day to punch the holes for all the pages lol.
next came the binding


I hand bound it making a fancy pattern at the back then i added a clock to one end of the binding cord cutting it shorter, and leaving the other long i added a bird charm and this long end becomes a bookmark

I love making these books, and i hope the lady getting this loves it too .

challenges entred

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Visible Image dec challenge

well guys here we are the last month of the year and the last 
Visible Image challenge till 2014
and what other theme than 

i have made a Yule Wreath using the  

i stamped  the gaudete verse from the  vintage Christmas trio set and hand but 45 flowers, then i shaped each one and glittered all the edges, next i cut another 45 flowers from black net, once these 6 layers where layered up alternatively i added 3 black beads to the centre, next i moved onto the white flowers, i stamped the 3 smallest snowflakes using a glue pad, and covered with glamour dusk glitter, and cut them out again another 45 flowers in all.

to make the ring i took some old cardboard boxes and cut 3 rings then layered then to give a bit of strenght, once dry i wound black ribbon all around the circle, then i used the ribbon to make the pentagram.

the flowers where added and a loop at the top for hanging

finally i took some snowflake led lights and added all around securing at the back

so there you go that's my dt inspiration make, there is a lot more wonderful inspiration o the blog from the dt.

and this month the prize is a whopping £30

so come on over and join in, lets see your wonderful Christmas creations 
hugs x

im entering the following challenges

Friday, 29 November 2013

Morning all you lovely peeps, today i have a new challenge for you from 

and a cool theme this one 
Inspired by a Movie

this is inspired by one of my fave movies...
can you guess?

OK ill tell its Practical magic lol
the words around the edge of the top mat layer are the true love spell she makes up in the movie, the flowers are like the ones she uses in the spell, and the quote is to do with her aunts though I'm not sure it is strictly from the film i do have a picture someplace of them with this quote on.
Blanch is obvious really and of course she is holding a potion!
Then of course i had to cover it in tiny silver and purple gems to add that touch of magic :)

hope you like it guys

so whats your Favourite movie?

im entering the following challenges

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Christmas on the dark side with Visible Image and some super exciting news

Hi all
Well first of my dt  post for
  Visible Image
I really had fun with this, we have all seen the cute Santas so me being me had to take a detour down to creepy street for a look at Christmas on the dark side.

 First I stamped coloured and cut out Father Christmas
He is  done in shades of Grey, I gave him big eyes with glossy accents
Then I moved onto making a sleigh, (there are lots of free templates on Google) I found a shape I liked sized it in my graphics program and printed it out, cut it out and using it to draw around I cut out 2 of them, I then embossed these with the crackle from the Time after Time set, then I took a length of card and used it to make the base of the sleigh.

Next came the real fun part, I made lots of little boxes, to fill the sleigh, and then added some creepy little gifts, some skeleton  gingerbread men, a crow, some evil liquorice candy canes, a voodoo doll, tomahawk and a couple of headless teddies lol, oh and a skull.
Next I pimped up the sleigh using various stamp sets, some trim and some chain.
I hope you like this as much as I liked making it.
Stamp sets used
Father Christmas

All available from Visible Image

oh and a heads up for you all

As you may already know, this coming Friday is known as 'Black Friday.'
So, from midnight this Thursday to Midnight on Friday, Visible Image will have a HUGE 50% OFF.....YES 50% OFF selected stamps and stamp sets!!! 
WOW! Not to be missed! 
Whether you want to buy some NEW stamps for yourself, get Christmas pressies for crafty friends, or add stamps to your own Christmas wish list....the date you need is THIS FRIDAY - NOVEMBER 29TH!!! THE PLACE - VISIBLE IMAGE WEBSITE!
Don't miss out!

Now my exciting news!!
I am so thrilled to tell you guys I am now on the DT for
Seriously so happy right now & looking forward to sharing my DT pieces with you real soon

Till next time

Monday, 25 November 2013

artistic inspirations

hi guys me again lol
this time with the new challenge at 
the theme is 
Anything goes
my image is from our sponsor 
its a cute little gnome home

 i printed the image and coloured with pro markers, then stuck it onto card and fussy cut
i then folded a piece of card and made an easle card, using the cut out image as a template to cut the front, then i mat some matching papers inside, and added a greeting which i had made in My craft Studio and cut out,
quite a simple card but quite cute i think.


the greeting

so come on over and play along, you could win an image from Dr digi
there is lots of inspiration on the challenge blog.

hugs x

glitter n sparkle

hi all, time for a new challenge at 
the theme is
Show us some Snow

i started with a purple base card and added a pretty background paper from My Craft Studio
i went over this with a snowflake stamp from the Enchanting snowflake set by Visible image. 
i used clear embossing powder to give the crystal snowflake feel.
then i went over the tree with dries white glue and added cosmic shimmer iced crystal flakes i got from

the image is holiday aurora honey from Sassy studios, she is coloured with pro markers then fussy cut and added to card with sticky foam pads.
and finally i have stamped the greeting using the seasons greetings stamp from the
Vintage Christmas Trio set again from Visible image.

i quite like the faerie tale feel of this one, hope you do too .

sponsors for this week are 

Inky Impressions offering a $10 certificate for the shop

Sassy studios offering  4 images from the store


Crafty Sentiment Designs offering 3 images from their store

so come on guys show us some snow !

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Hi guys its me with my Dt post for 
and its not Saturday LOL
my day has changed to Wednesdays so here it is a little midweek inspiration for your Christmas crafts

i have used the 
 to make this super pretty Christmas tree

first i made a cone using tracing paper, then i stamped  and embossed lots and lots of snowflakes using all 4 sizes once embossed i would recommend you give each one a single coat of acrylic medium or modge podge to seal because the next step can cause the embossing to crackle off, OK so once you have cut them all out as close to the design as possible, just take each one and scrunch it up in your hand, i know it goes against everything to take a perfect stamped embossed image and screw it up lol, but its worth it i promise.
then starting with the biggest size simply layer the snowflakes up and around the cone, i just used the collall quick dry tacky glue, works like a dream.
then i draped a ribbon to which beads had been attached and a few bows round and round like a garland.
the finishing touch is where the magic happens

I bought some battery operated tealight candles, and placed the cone over the top
as this whole thing is made from tracing paper you get a wonderful translucent light shinning through, so after dark it looks beautiful

i hope you like this and will give it a go

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Friday, 15 November 2013

Morning lovely peeps
today I bring you my dt make for the new challenge at
Delicious Doodles
The theme is
  Clean and simple
Not my normal style and I admit I struggle to restrain myself lol
Anyway here it is

the pink on the flowers is so delicate i cant get it to show on the full pic so here is a rather blurry close up :)

I used Floral Elegance 1
I hope you like it
Please come on over the the blog and take a look at the other dt inspiration and enter the challenge
Crafty hugs

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Visible Image Edward is Imortal

hi guys, well its Saturday and you all know what that means

today's make is a card using the fab Edward is Immortal set , i of course used Mr spooky himself :)
the bats & the branch all from the set

so the base is a black card layered with a nice blue paper, then i have added a panel of brown paper &a couple of smaller panels in lighter shades of blue and brown.
on the blue i used the branch in black verserfine ink, and on the brown i used the bats, stamping first in second gen stamp to give the faded effect then just straight stamping to add the darker bats giving a bit of depth, i used the same 2 brown papers to make a panel for the sentiment. once stamped it was stuck down.
Edward was stamped and coloured, fussy cut and placed on the card. i stamped some extra bats onto another piece of card and covered them in glossy accents once dry i cut them out and added to the card.

and there you have it,can you Imagine a vampire?

hugs x

challenges entered

Thursday, 7 November 2013

hi guys
no challenge post today lol, just for a change i thought i would show you a canvas i did for my sister, as we all know we hate having our photo taken i thought this would be nice because its of my sister her grandson and my mum and they both like it !

i think it is a beautiful picture they all look so happy , anyway here it is

its a 12 x 12 canvas painted pale pink then a 12 x 12 paper ripped along the edges has been glued down, next i chose there to place the picture, then arranged all the pieces, some net and lace and grunge board keys and swirls, buttons, bottle top a cameo and a tiny birdcage
then i painted it in a mushroom colour to match her room, to add interest i splattered white all over too.
then i added bling and lots of flowers, in the top photo you can see the details better, but i took this before i added the final touch, a little ribbon banner cut from a strip of ribbon from That craft place, i also got most of the flowers from there,. 

isn't it a lovely sentiment i thought it fit the picture perfectly

and this it the finished canvas , the lighting on the pic is terrible, so please forgive it i just wanted to show the whole thing complete with sentiment.

so there you go , something a little different from my usual posts for challenges 
hope you like ti 

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Hello again lovely peeps

today i bring you a new challenge at 
with the theme of 
Add some Leaves

i have 2 cards for you because I'm covering a teamie 

so here is the first 

he is called scarecrow and friends from QKR Stampede

first i printed and coloured him , then thinking along the lines of hes got a bag of corn, i found an image of a cornfield, looking through google images the real photos of cornfields didn't quite fit, then i found this one of a screen shot from a game , the style just seemed right for him and his friends, :)
i mounted it onto a  soft orange, and went around the edge with black marker to just give a bit of interest.
i found some brown gingham ribbon and lay a strip across the bottom, added a beaded twig which reminded me of corn , tied a knot with the gingham on the stalk and then fussy cut and added the image.

and the second

this image is the beautiful Rosalee from Delicious Doodles

for this one i found some really pretty vintage papers, cut to size and layered onto a creamy/beige paper with a very muted pattern, the i went over all the edges with a pro marker using a fine tip and did cross stitches all around each piece.
the image was once again coloured with pro markers and fussy cut, then mounted with sticky pads onto the oval mat, i then found some leaves in My craft Studio printed them out in a couple of sizes and fussy cut, then arranged on the card and finished with a couple of flowers.

so there you have my 2 cards i hope they give you a bit of inspiration and you come play along 
this weeks sponsors this week are

Delicious Doodles offering 4 images from the store
QKR Stampede offering 5 images from their store
Lacey Sunshine offering 3 images from their store
Di's Digi Downloads offering a $12 gift certificate

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Snowman jack comes to visit , Visible image stamps

Happy Saturday !
and today's make is a lovely Christmas tree hanger using 

isn't he adorable!
i started by stamping him onto card, then i covered him in dries clear glue and glamour dust
next i took some paper clay, rolled it out and stamped all the bits i wanted like his arms scarf, buttons and eyebrows, then left them to dry out ( make sure you squish the bits a little because they will shrink up as they dry, its not much and once you stick them to the card base you can trim any bit that poke out).
once dry i used pro markers to colour each bit then stuck them on with collall tacky glue.
i stamped his hat again onto card and coloured with pro markers, then i shaped it a bit and added the hanging cord behind the had so it is sandwiched between the base and top hat.

this shows a little of the dimension

to finish i covered the back in some lovely Christmas paper 

hope you like it guys and have a go yourself, you could make a whole set as a little gift for someone .

hugs x

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