Saturday, 31 August 2013

Morning guys
this week i played with The Sewing Room , i love this stamps set you get s many girly stamps and its perfect for vintage designs, and i went all out vintage loved playing.

OK so here is my make

first i cut a tag shape and covered with some beautiful paper from the Prima Tea Thyme paper stack which i got from That craft place, then i stamped the bodyform from the sewing set twice,the second one i cut the body piece out and covered with more paper this time from the prima Pixie Glen stack, and went around the edges a tiny bit with Brushed corduroy distress ink to add definition.
Then back to the tag and i stamped all over with the beautiful Corset Stamp from Visible Image, next i fussy cot some roses from another sheet in the Tea Thyme stack ,after adding a strip of paper from the Pixxi Glen stack and some pretty lace, i added the roses around the edges of the tag and around the paper strip and finish the actual tag i stamped the button hole from the sewing set at the top and cut out the hole with a scalpel and put some lace through.

back to the bodyform i layered the piece covered in the paper over the whole stamped image which i had covered in glossy accents and finished it off with some lace and a tiny hand made flower.
the tiny hanging tags i cut from the pixie glen stack and stamped with sentiments from the sewing set, each one was punched with the cropodile and an eyelet added, then some jump rings to hand them from the main tag, to complete it the bodyform , a vintage button in the shape of a cherub, and a strip of bling was all added .

i love the vintage girly feel of this piece.

i am entering this in the following challenges

Friday, 30 August 2013

hey guys
its time for a new challenge at Delicious Doodles and its a lovely theme this week , ' Anything Floral '
and we all love our flowers don't we.

here is my dt inspiration for you, a lovely bouquet of Teri's beautiful flowers
i have used  floral Elegance 1 & 2 and floral elegance 3 wild rose.
1&2 simply printed out a couple times in different sizes, then the wild rose printed 3 times in the same size and decoupaged.
they are coloured in a really really soft pink. and of course a nice green for the leaves.
once coloured and cut, i went into My Craft Studio and found a pretty backing paper, used the digital punch in the program to punch out the corners and added a lovely pink behind .
then i arranged the flowers on the card layering some flat some with sticky pads to give depth.
the i finished with a big cream satin bow, really feminine i think.

and now its over to you....

get on over to the Delicious Doodles challenge blog and take a look at all the wonderful dt inspiration, then get your entries in .


PS, don't forget to pop over to the Smeared Ink Blog to look at all the wonderful entries into the dt throw down challenge, then vote for your faves .

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

hi guys
not really sure how i go about blogging this one so ill just go for it lol
this is my card for the delicious doodles dt entered into the
never done one of these before so all new to me,
OK so the theme was Old & Grey and this is what i came up with 

i was thinking of old miss haversham, well she was old and grey lol
first i used the wonderful Graveyard digi, which i coloured in shades of cool grey, i also printed and re sized just the cross tomb stone to which i added the word forever, i coloured the Gothic bride in greys , then i printed her twice onto tissue paper, i cut one to be the back of her, and another to be layered over the front, so you get the effect of a veil because you can see through it, i then painted this with sparkling h20 to give a nice shimmer,once she was all cut and assembled i added her headdress which i coloured with pro markers then faded out with a blender pen to age it.
i stuck her down, then coloured cut and added the tomb stone, then i printed coloured and cut the Loves Faded memory, after adding some black trim around the edge a some grey flat back pearls i added the Loves faded memory in the foreground.
the to give the real aged affect i used glue to highlight the folds of her veil & dress , a little on the roses and the skull she is holding then covered it all in incense dust to give her the old look, ( also smells quite nice ).
and there you have it my take on old and grey :)

OK so details
the voting starts Wednesday the 28th august, and voting ends on the 30th august, so please pop over to the new smeared ink blog and cast your vote for your fave team, 

wish us luck 

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Visible Image new Character Launch 24th august 2013

Hello peeps. hope your all well.
Well today for my Visible Image Post, i have a wonderful Launch for you,3new sets of character stamps , yes 3!
how cool is that and  you are just going to love them, i am really not sure i have done them justice, but if you pop on over to the Visible Image blog you will get lots of fab inspiration from the other Dt members who have done an amazing job.

first up is 

Isn't he fab...

and her is my card showing some of the stamps in his set, i chose a caramel brown card as a base, and layered some cute cowboy theme paper i bought a few weeks back, i made a sheriffs badge as a matt for Clayton ,stamped 3 bullet holes in the top corner and cut out the centres to show the caramel card through the paper, i then coloured and shaded inside the holes to give the illusion of depth, the bullet i stamped several times on silver mirri, and then cut out and piled up next to his feet, to complete the card, i made a sign with the wood plank, hung it from some chain, and added the aim high sentiment, and to complete i added the become a legend sentiment along the bottom.

next we have 

how pretty is she seriously!

i love her so much, and her dream catcher is adorable.
OK so you only get the smaller size stamp in the set , so me being me i come up with the idea of making a big dream catcher lol, sadly i didn't have any acetate left or i think this would have worked a lot better, but you get the idea, so i stamped the small one and scanned it into my graphics program, enlarged it and printed it out onto so pattern paper that is covered  in the word believe,i then stuck it down onto some card and left to dry, once dry i got busy wit the stickles! and of course added some bling,i then went around the edge with this vibrant pink fru fru stuff, i did the same with the 3 small ones, only i re sized the paper and after printing i stamped directly onto it.
then came the tricky part, i cut the feathers out and using cotton and seed beads i sewed them to hang on the bottom of the 3 small once, then these were added to the large one with bigger beads, finally i added Tala and the word believe from the stamps set, oh and of course a hanging ribbon. i also covered all the backs with the same paper and edged with distress ink.

and last but defiantly not least is 

i have to admit i did have so much fun doing this one,( I'm such a kid)

i made the wig wham frame from cut down kebab sticks, i then found a pic of the inside of a wig wham and after printing it i shaped and cut to fit inside, the frame, next i covered the frame with different sizes of ripped paper, edging all the ripped edges with distress ink then stamped all over with the vulture stamp from the set.
i used some different papers to make rugs as the flooring, then i added Silverheels , after stamping colouring and cutting out. to the other side is his tomahawk also from the set , and inside i made a quiver stamped with a design from the Tala set, stamped and cut out arrows , added some to the quiver and lay some on the floor and finishes by stamping the bow and adding to the inside , the bow and arrows are from the Tala set.

and there you go, didn't i sat they where fabulous sets!

so go grab yours and have some fun with these super character stamps from Visible Image

Friday, 23 August 2013

Hi guys
time for a new challenge at Delicious Doodles, did you play along with last weeks Christmas in august?
well this weeks its Birds of a Feather.
i used Fern the forest fairy, shes so pretty and she is holding a bird....

i went with quite dark greens to represent the forest,the frame was cut on my craft robo, coloured then embossed with a fancy lace stamp, and then burnished with gilding w\ax in copper.
the image is coloured in pro markers, the papers are from My Craft studio and changed to match the colour i wanted, the Base is mounted onto a black card , i used black soot distress ink on the edges and a fancy swirly stamp in black, i also went over randomly with a pretty bird stamp in brown and then again in black, then i rubbed some of the copper gilding wax over the Dollie and tucked it behind the image,i also added lace and some cream trim.
i made some flowers and used some rose trim, added a pearl spray and some feathers.

so now its your turn, come and play along and show us your Birds of a Feather creations 

hugs xx

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Visible Image, Beauty is Art stamp set

hey guys , happy Saturday 
Visible Image day :):)

this weeks card is a bit umm how can i describe it, its not quite clean and simple, and defiantly not my usual grungy shabby ott style lol, maybe you would describe it as arty?

who knows, but here it is make of it what you will ....

this really is a beautiful stamps set, called Beauty is Art, i have gone for a kind of roman villa wall type of thing..( well that's what i was thinking of anyway lol.

i decided to play with my pastels this week, (iv never really been good with them).. so the base card was covered with a soft soft peach pastel. then using a Brown i added veins to resemble marble.
i used worn lipstick distress ink for the trim and words , but i did second gen stamping , to just ink and stamp it was way too pink, so i inked stamped on scrap paper then inked on the card, giving the effect of worn paintwork. the image was stamped in the same way, then using the pastels and my fingers to blend i coloured up the body, which i then cut out and mounted on the card.

i kinda like the effect , and have to say the photo doesn't show too well how pretty the colours are.

 i hope you like it, I'm still not sure lol

don't forget you can still join in this months challenge anything goes, all the details and some fab dt inspiration are on the VisibleImage Blog.

challenges entered

Friday, 16 August 2013

hi guys
Really really late post for this, I'm sorry Teri :/

but its a cool challenge guys and you should come play along with  Delicious Doodles & Christmas in August!
this week i started making a card and from one moment to the next my day went crazy, i didn't get back to it till very late last night, i sat and cut it all out  having printed it earlier before the crazy began, layered it all out as i do before i stick it down and thought nope that's all wrong, so went off and redesigned printed it all off and cut again, layed it out and nooo i hated it ,lol it was 1am at this point and i just could not face it again so off to bed i go, just as i am dropping off to sleep an idea comes into my weary brain!
so up early today, see hubby off to work, sort the cats , tidy the house, run to the doctors then back to get the card done.

so it is completely different from the original holly fairy i was originally going to do, all girly and flowery with berries and glitter lol, but i have to admit i love how this one came out

the ribbon looks darker in the pic than it really is 

i started with silver holographic mirri, and layers a wonderful swirly snow fall paper , from My Craft Studio, which i had darkened a little in the graphics program to the size i wanted, the images i used are Emo Christmas & Skully Xmas Wreath and were printed to size , coloured and fussy cut,( those twigs on the wreath took an age lol).
i poked the girl through the centre of the wreath positioned her and using a little glue on the underside stuck her down. once dry i added sticky pads to the underside and placed on the card leaving space at the top for the ribbon. to finish i used glamour dust and gems to bling it up, after all you have to have a bit of bling at Christmas :)

so come on and have a go, you can to traditional or like me go alternative.

happy crafting xx

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Visible Image stamp sets, Chandelier & Ink splats

hey hey all, Saturday again already boy this year is slipping by fast, OK so today I'm sharing the last of my Visible Image Create & Craft sample

lets start with the Chandelier set

this first one is quite soft,and i like to think maybe a bit classy 

i started with a simple striped paper, in a really pale pink and soft grey, i decorated the edges with images from my graphics program , and an extra swag across the top, then simply stamped the chandelier in black , covered it in glossy accents and while it was still wet i sprinkled just a touch of glamour dust over to make it shimmer. once dry i stamped the sentiment, my daughter loved whit one :)

then i went bright!

for this one i picked a bright red/yellow /orange pattern paper, and teamed it with black the papers are layered and frame the chandelier, i made some flowers, and stamped the sentiment onto matching paper , and mounted on clack then added to the card, to finish i added some black pearls, i love how this turned out with the black chandelier against the bright yellow looking like its lighting up the centre of the frame.

And so to Ink Splats
these are o much fun and so versatile, one of those stamp sets you don't realise how much you need it till you get it then its always to hand because you can us it in so many ways.

i had so much fun with this one, the backing paper is covered in wellies, but i toned it down so the actual wellies really pop, i printed and cut the wellies, then mounted onto card and cut again, i covered them in glossy accents, and once dry i buffed over them with purple guilding wax, i used the Ink splats all around the edge, then made a nice puddle pattern with them and again used the glossy accents ( i should have shares in that stuff!) after adding the wellies i stamped on the bottoms of the boots and glossy accented them to give the impression of splashing, sadly doesn't show too well in pic .

and that's it , the last of the samples, best be getting my thinking hat on for next week, see is i can inspire you with something .

hugs x

Friday, 9 August 2013

hi all
I'm a little late posting this today, that darn thing called life got in my way ..tut!
but her i am now with my post for the new challenge at Delicious doodles challenge
this weeks theme is Butterfly's and who doesn't like butterflies?

I have used, fairy fae, and as you can see i was in a bit of a bling mood,lol
she is just so pretty and magical it had to be blinged up, i started with a baby blue base, and added a really pretty pattern paper, the scallop frame is in the same baby blue, and the coloured image is then mat onto this, and added at an angle, i printed a few of the butterfly 3 images, coloured and cut out, then added a touch of stickles, and some pearls for the body, then i cut some fancy swirls on my craft robo, and some flowers, adding then to the card, and then some gem swirls, gems in the centre of the Flowers, and then a scattering of gems in her hair.

i hope she helps inspire you and you come join in the challenge

hugs x

Monday, 5 August 2013

Hello everyone, hope your all happy and well
today is a new challenge at Artistic Impressions and the theme is Bingo

you can go in any direction , and off you go 

i chose, layers , digi image and buttons, my image if from QKR Stampede, isn't it sweet, i used a flowery backing paper  in soft peach mat onto a kind of mink colour card, then matt another paper onto the same colour card, cut a fancy label shape in this card, and finally matt the coloured image onto it too,i used some trim i had in my stash that is a bit like open weave hessian, i really cant for the life of me thing what its called,lol.
anyway to this i added a strip of ribbon,once it was all layered up i made a little bouquet, tided with a bow, and finished with 4 little buttons.

i do hope you will come and play, we have 2 wonderful sponsors

Qkr Stampede offering 5 digis of your choice
& sassy studio designs offering 4 digis

looking forward to seeing your makes 

hugs x

Sunday, 4 August 2013

hey guys,
time for another challenge at Glitter n Sparkle and the theme is Add some Red

this image is so cute, and the way she is standing just made me focus on her shoes, then i thought ohhh the red shoes fairytale, and there you go my little bit of added red lol.

its quite a simple card with lots of layers, i chose the soft pastel colour because she looks so sweet and innocent it just seemed to suit, i used some ribbon a punched butterfly , a couple of flowers and a few pearls to finish it of.

so our sponsors this week are

Sassy Studio's offering 4 images from their store
Crafty Sentiments offering 3 images
Inky Impressions offering a $10 certificate to their store 
Scribbles Designs offering 3 images

so come on and join in the fun 

Visible Image August challenge, using Katie's Kisses

hi all here we go with the August Visible image challenge!

OK so  first up lets get the rules out of the way, no digi stamps can be used ever,and you must use a visible image stamp.
the winner will receive a £10 voucher for the store.

this months theme is Anything goes

i have used Katie's Kisses for my card, its such a pretty stamps set, and there are lots of very pretty card on the blog using her, i thought i would go a little different and turn her butterfly's into moths, Deaths Head Hawk Moths,  i love these moths they are such a wonderful colour, and thus the inspiration for this card.
but even though its quite dark its also quite feminine with lace and gems and some lovely hand made flowers.

as you know guys with this theme you can just go crazy do whatever your heart desires, and lest see lots of fab creations, don't forget there is lots of inspiration n the blog from the amazing design team so pop on over and have a look .

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Visible Image Create & craft Samples Isabella lost Love set

hey everyone hope your all well,
well we are another week gone already, and Saturday means
today I'm going to share my Isabella samples from the Create and craft show.

first up is miss Isabella in pink and brown, i love this colour combo, the background is a paper from My craft Studio, which i have played with and changed the colour, next i took the fence stamp  and repeat stamped across a piece of card to fit the pink 6 x 6 base, i fussy cut it out, and coloured with pro markers, i cut the matt for Isabella and coloured with distress inks, the work love is stamped and embossed, then the edges coloured with the distress ink, then cut out and tucked behind the matt, i added tiny pearls to the edge lace pattern of the matt and of course the beautiful Isabella also coloured with pro markers, to finish i stamped the rose 3 times and coloured, then i used one at full size, cut the other 2 slightly smaller ant attached with sticky pads.

next up is Isabella in a much softer colourway, a soft lavender base is matt with a beautiful complimentary paper,to this i added a strip of the same paper bordered with a fancy edge, then Isabella is mounted on a Fancy shaped matt, and coloured in really soft gentle colours, i stamped the word love, and then the '' is forever'' from the Edward is Immortal set, finally the rose is added  coloured really soft, but highlighted all around with a touch of darker lavender.

next week i will share my samples for the chandelier and the ink splats, fab fab stamp set.

Friday, 2 August 2013

Hi guys, its been a while , this heat is really getting to me , my blood sugars are all over, iv had them stable for 4 years and bam this heat is really hard for me to handle,anyway enough of that lol, 
I'm here with a fab new challenge at Delicious Doodles.. and its everyone fave theme, 
Anything goes !

i really love this image and wish i could hold the Earth like this and save it from all the destruction humans inflicted upon it, i coloured her in the colours of the earth, then matt the image onto burnished gold card, this was then layered with sticky pads onto another mat of brown pattern paper and a further layer of the burnished gold card, the 8 x 8 base card was covered with a beautiful green and floral combination paper.
next i printed out the daisies & butterfly's image and and extra butterfly, these i coloured with pro markers fussy cut and added with sticky pads, finally i added a metal embellishment to balance the whole card. 
i hope you like it and will come join us in the challenge , it will be great to see all the wonderful creations you make 

hugs x