Sunday, 31 May 2015

hi guys
hope your Sunday is going well . rainy and cold here 
so ill just have to spend the day crafting :)

anyway i am here with my Sunday post for the 
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge
this weeks theme is
Include an Animal
my image is

Licky Ticky Tiger


Barb at Stitchy Stamp

isnt he cute

so a simple black 6x6 base card
matt with a light orange paper , onto which i added a strip of black/orange lace pattern paper.
i then cut a black scallop circle and a circle of orange to matt the image onto which i coloured with Spectrum noir pens.
i fussy cut some leaves and used some paper flowers then finished with some gems .

now its your turn , which animal is your fave ?
let us see your makes 

We have some wonderful prizes for you from our Sponsors

Our First Sponsor is:
 Stitchy Bear Stamps
who are offering a $12 GC

Our Second Sponsor is:
Bugaboo Stamps
who are offering 7 images 

Saturday, 30 May 2015

woohoo look who's back!!

Delicious Doodles!!

its so exciting and to start us off again 
 we are bringing you a special Blog Hop, to start off our new Challenge Blog.  

our dt have done some super stunning samples to get us back in the swing to see them all just start hopping
start with  Nikki and then off you go ...

The idea of the Blog Hop is to visit every DT Member's blog and leave a comment.  Come back here and let us know what you thought of our blog hop.  Then enter our Challenge - which for the Month of June is Anything Goes - "simples".

The prize for winning the Blog Hop is the choice of 6 images from the Etsy Shop.

Our DT has worked incredibly hard to bring the Blog Hop, and I hope you all enjoy.

this is my make

isn't he a handsome dude.

he is called 

and you can find him in the Etsy store.
Below is the order that our Blog Hop has taking:-

Kay Dalton(you are here)
Avril Watson

Don't forget to come back here, comment then enter our challenge to be in with a chance to Win...Good Luck and Have FUN!

so off you go .......


Monday, 25 May 2015

well look at me another post lol
and another clean and simple card!
this one is for 
Artistic Inspirations challenge blog
anything goes, with a twist of die cuts

i didnt use a die cut, i thought this image was so sweet it 
really begged for clean and simple

what do you think?

i have printed the image and coloured with some cheap generic colouring pencils.
then its been matt on a deep green card and mounted on a white card base.

come and play along with us

Our talented and generous sponsor is 
The Stamping Boutique

Prize is 2 images if they use a TSB image receive 3 images

Sunday, 24 May 2015

hi guys second post for today and this one is for 

Glitter & Sparkle
theme is 
One for the Ladies
i have this beautiful image from
a Day for Daisies 
Water Friends

isnt she pretty
i printed the image and coloured her with spectrum Noir pens, then to give the illusion of her being underwater i went over it with watercolour crayons in 3 shades of blue, then using a wide brush i went over with water to blend them .

i have put her on a plain white 6x6 card base, added some twisted ribbon again for the watery effect, and finished with 3 blue flat back gems.

im not usualy a clean and simple kinda girl as you know if you have seen much of my work , but im quite pleased with the effect.

come play along on the Challenge blog
you will find lots of inspiration from the lovely dt .

our sponsor this week is

Hey guys
This is the first of two posts today
This one is for

 I'm so privileged to be on this team for another term.
(Talk about nerve wracking reapplying and waiting to hear)
We have some fan new teamies joining and you can meet them all on the blog
They have done some stunning samples so don't be shy pop over to their blogs and say hi
Would be lovely if they could get some welcome blog love.
Ok so onto this new challenge
Shabby chic
I had fun with this one , this isn't my original idea so I cannot take credit for it I have used this template from the amazing  Terri @ Artful Affirmations , you can grab the template here

 Here is my effort

I cut the template out of card and covered inside and out with pretty papers , inking all the edges as I went, once the shoe was glued together I went to town with some scrumptious lace and bead trim.
I started with a lace flower cut from a wide cream lace panel, then I added the edging lace all around the front and back of the shoe.

Next was the ruffled lace & ribbon trim at the top front of the shoe, I put it inside the front edge then turned it around and added to the outside, to give the lovely double sided full ruffled look.
Then I moved onto adding the beaded trim &the bows.

The gem dangle (is that a word?) on the front is part of a earning from my broken/junk jewellery stash box, and to finish I added the hand made flower which I had cut from white card, sponges with Tattered Rose Distress ink the a touch of crystal Sticklers.

I hope you like it and maybe give it a go
We would love to see your shabby chic entries.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

hi all
welcome to another new challenge for 
Glitter n Sparkle
theme is 
use some ribbon

i have 2 cards for you this week because my teamie pam 
went off on holiday and i covered her make.

first up is my image

Big Eyed Zombie Girl  
Oddball Art

have to say i do love these images

she is coloured with Spectrum noir pens, and i just simply matt and layered, the lovely ribbon with trees on cam from That Craft Place, as did the paper Flowers and the little branches, the card is finished with a few flat back pearls.

this is Pam's image

Big eyed Girl Penelope 
Oddball Art

pretty isnt she, i have had these backing papers for ages and though it was about time i used them instead of just looking at them lol( you all know what i mean lol).
so once again some simple matt and layering, she was coloured with spectrum noir pens then fussy cut.i added a strip of ribbon and edged it with lace, then added the die cut flowers, and button centres, the butterfly  was fussy cut from the left over backing paper, and once again the card was finished ott with flat back gems.

so there you go my 2 Oddball Art makes
i hope you like them x

our sponsors this week

Our First Sponsor is:
 Scribbles Designs

who are offering 3 IMAGES

Our Second Sponsor is:
 Sunflowerfield Designs

who are offering

Our Third Sponsor is Trisha who is giving a selection of Stampin Up Goodies

Pic to follow 

Sunday, 10 May 2015

hey lovely people, its time for a new challenge at 
That Craft Place Challenge Blog
nice and easy right , just make a tag, anything you fancy on a tag!

here's mine

ok so i got the idea for the background from my friend Sam , she put a fabulous tutorial on her blog showing the faux metal technique (here). i had a play and came up with this admittedly its not a patch on sam's but i had fun lol.
then out came my embellishment box full of metal or mdf keys ect all form That Craft Place, then it was just a case of painting some with Folk Art acrylic in berry wine, and . highlighting them with Creative Expressions Gilding wax in Cast Bronze and patina, the large bronze and fabric flower i put together myself.
the edges of the tag are sponged with the berry wine acrylic then everything was glued in place, to finish instead of ribbon i used a chain through the hole at the top.

you should pop over to the blog and see all the amazing dt inspiration then 
get your tag on and play along .
 hugs x 

That Craft Place Blog

That Craft Place Natter & Chatter Group

That Craft Place shop

That Craft Place Etsy

challenges entered

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

hey everyone
the new  
Glitter n Sparkle challenge 
went live on sunday
theme is 
anything goes

i used this fabulously cute digi 
crafty sentiments

isn't she pretty

its a 6x6 white card base, covered in a soft cream and pink rose pattern paper.
on top of this i have mat a pink do crafts paper doily then mat the image which is coloured with spectrum noir pens.
i have had this pink leaf trim since forever and just not found the right project to use it on but it fit this perfectly the paper rose is one i made using pattern paper, and to finish i have cut out 3 tiny butterflies. 

i hope you come and play along with the challenge 

our sponsors this week are

 Pattie's Creations ,2 images from store
 Crafty Sentiments ,3 images from store
 Ike's Art 3 images from store

hugs x