Thursday, 15 June 2017

hi guys 
its time for a new challenge at 

the challenge is
Anything goes
and the theme is

if you use the theme colour you are eligible for a bigger prize

i have used this beautiful image from 


the image is coloured with polycromo pencils
i have used some lovely papers from 
prima wink paper set, a piece of lace from my stash and of course the wonderful Petal Lu blooms dont the red and white look stunning together!

hope you come and play along


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Thursday, 1 June 2017

hey guys
 new challenge at 
theme is 
all creatures great and small

i have used this beautiful dolphin image called

its such a lovely image i decided to go clean and simple

its coloured with prisma colour pencils and layered onto a piece of card i coloured 
with a spectrum noir pen in a matching blue.

hope you come play along with the challenge 
hugs x

Monday, 15 May 2017

hey guys 
its challenge time at 
Petal Lu

and this months colour is 

Please follow the new rules, your project must have flowers, (we are after all, all about flowers!) Please also add flowers of our themed colour.   Not all of the flowers have to be our themed colours, but a few would be nice.

i made a 6x6 craft card base, and covered in a brown and a beig pattern paper, going around the edge with a black finline marker to echo the lines around he image.
image is coloured with prismacolour pencils.
some pretty lace and die cuts are blinged up with tiny half pearls, i also cut a few of the flowers from the lace and added those, to complete the finished card i added beautiful green petal lu blooms 

hope you like it xx

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Saturday, 15 April 2017

hi guys well its time for another 

Petal Lu Challenge

the theme is 
Yellow Flowers

Please follow the new rules, your project must use flowers,(we are after all all about flowers) Please also add flowers of our themed colour.
not all the flowers have to be in the colour but a few would be nice.

ok so my project

at Christmas i got these very naughty 
and very yummy marzipan treats

the box has a pull out inner like a draw, well me being me thought oooh nice box lol 
and i stashed it away... 

when i was trying to sort bit away in my crafty space i kept knocking  
over my little bottles of re inker....
light bulb moment!

and the fit perfectly into the box!!

so of course i had to make it pretty, and what better way than Petal Lu blooms

first i decorated the box with acrylic paints to resemble marble or stone adding black ink around the edges to indicate age.

then i splashed it with yellow.

i painted the chipboard swirls and frame in the same yellow and stamped the work ink.

i took 3 little bottles and using grey and yellow paint i coloured the inside of the bottles
glued in the corks and then glued them into place.

and the final piece is of course the beautiful blooms.

now it sits quite happily on my shelf and no more re inkers going for a roll across the floor.

i hope you like it

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Saturday, 1 April 2017

hi guys welcome to the new challenge for 

theme is
Flowers and Ribbons

i decided to go for a tag, using this wonderful image 

Two Gothic Roses

this is 8 x 4
i cut the tag from some packaging and covers it in some rose printed paper, i then stamped around the edges, the image i printed 3 times and coloured with prisma colour pencils, then i fussy cut the layers and mounted with sticky pads.

i added the ribbon and lace and stamped the word love, then mounted the fussy cut image.

hope you like it and come play along with the challenge 

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

hi everyone

whos ready for a new challenge?
well good because i have one for you :)

the theme is white 
we want you to use at least one white flower in your project apart from that its all up to you 

i went with a large tag this time
its 8x5
i covered it with music paper, and then stamped on top of that,the branches and leaves are from a roll of wall paper i bought for the kitchen and didnt end up using because i didnt have enough but i love it so much i am finding other ways to use it lol, ( im working on something else at the moment that will go in the kitchen as im determined to get some in there lol, ill share once its done).
so anyways i  added some sponging around the edge , and a fancy die cut which i painted with the same copper gold acrylic mix to match the edges.
then i added the fussy cut branches and leaves, the birdcage is one a friend sent me a long long time ago and i just love, it was bright gold to i tryed to age it a little with alcohol inks,i die cut the little birds from pretty paper, and finished the whole thing off with the beautiful flowers.
hope you guys like it x

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Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Hi everyone
hope your all well, im bringing you a new 

 we have the theme of 

now i don't want you all to panic and say oh no white on white like i did lol
no you can use whatever you wish as long as you add an element that is white like ummm for instance some beautiful white Petal Lu flowers (hint hint)lol

my card is a 5x7 scallop edge which i matt with a paper i had greyed out and faded in my graphics program, i then printed it again but a fair bit darker.
the image is coloured with a single craola pencil, well apart from the face obviously lol.
then i added some beautiful die cut trim corners and butterflies adding the beautiful flowers to represent the butterfly bodies ,i think they are so cute...

i hope you like it x

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Wednesday, 15 February 2017

hey guys ,
new challenge time at 

this challenge i decided to just show off the blooms, a little side challenge to myself 
to not use an image.
i think its quite sweet and would make a lovely mothers day card.
i chose a pretty soft pink paper to matt the card, then cut some foliage.
i used some florist tape to wrap nd extend the flower stems to be able to make a bouquet, and finished with a pretty ribbon iv had in my stash for ages;

hope you like it

so come play along we love looking at all your makes

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Wednesday, 1 February 2017

hey guys me again :)

new challenge time at 


how exciting is that you could join this amazing dt, 
and get to work with these beautiful blooms!

ok so the important info

*We are Looking for one creation per month with a Theme 
* Must Have a blog / Social Media to showcase your creations 
You will in return work with the beautiful Petal Lu flowers 
Plus a nice discount in our store 
Please email me at with the following details 
x3 creations / cards 
Blog Address
And why would you like to be part of our team 

ok got that...

now this challenge is 
anything goes

i just love the deep purple blooms and they inspired me to colour up this Kenny K image in pururples and black( a fave combo )

the card is covered in a paper from my stash, i used the same paper to make a matt for the image which i fussy cut after colouring.
she is then added with some sticky pads for dimetion 
i added a black double bow,( proud of that , my first go lol)
and then of course the beautiful flowers, i love how this one turned out, hope you do too.

so come on play along with the challenge and why not send in your details for the DT :)

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hi everyone
its time for a new challenge at 
Delicious Doodles

the theme this month is 
anything but a card

i have covered my new notebook

i love this image, its so pretty

i printed some pretty paper and covered the book.
the image is coloured in copics and prisma coloured pencils.
i edged the image in some fibre trim, then made some seaweed with the same trim, 
i had some little tiny bits that where the weeding from die cuts and the reminded me of coral and star fish, so i coloured them and added them too, 
 i finished off with some pretty lace along the spine, and found some tiny tiny hearts that where in the die waste box and added them as bubbles from the sea horse.

hope you like it .

come play along :)

you can win 4 images from the etsy shop and be our guest designer for march!

Thursday, 19 January 2017

hi guys
thought i would share with you this litle card i made this afternoon,
its grey damp and cold here so i thought i would cheer myself up with some 
colouring so pulled out this beautifull little image from
Connie Fong

Mollys Basket of  Love

isnt she super cute?
i did the molly faerie version of this digi just before christmas.
i just think shes so so cute

i picked some nice spring colours, Lemon and Pink

she is coloured with copics and pencilsits a simple matt and layer on a 6x6 card,
i made a tag for the with love sentiment and tucked it behind the image.
i used a die cut frame on one corner some flowers a butterfly and a few gems.

think it came out quite pretty.

hope you guys like it.

hugs x

Sunday, 15 January 2017

morning everyone
hope your all well on this cold wet day
lets brighten it up with a new 
Petal Lu challenge

as always its anything goes
i have up cycled a soup tin

i have a whole bunch of stuff laying around on my desk or on the sides and shelves 
so im trying to get it all organised and looking pretty
( well ill try lol)

so i took my tin and covered it in cling film, took some  kitchen towel and 
using pva squelched and shaped it into a branch, leaving it to dry overnight.
once dry  i removed it from the tin and the cling film. 
next i covered the tin in pretty paper.

i painted the branch in brown and a little green acrylic paint.
once dry i added it to the tin with some cosmic shimmer glue, 
fussy cut a few butterfly's to match the papers

then i added some of the beautiful Petal lu flowers 

quite pleased with it :)

hope you like it guys and come play along

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Sunday, 1 January 2017

well here we are 2017!
and my first make of the year is for the new 

im going to come clean and admit im not in love with this one, 
 i think its the background is too dark and busy,
i loved how she was coloured, but its too delicate for the background but to be totally i was running out of time , and the idea looked so much better in my head lol

i will redo this and come back with it but as today was the new challenge i have gone with it for now,
so come play along and watch this space lol
hugs x

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