Thursday, August 30, 2012

Crafty Ribbons ,,,,, Dawn’s Sketch :-)

Hi all :-) the last fortnight has flown by and it is time for a new theme over on the Crafty Ribbons Challenge. This time it is Dawn’s turn to choose and she has made us a gorgeous sketch to follow :-)

As always we are sponsored by the lovely Ali and Tony, owners of Crafty Ribbons and this is the fab prize on offer !! aren’t they FAB ! :-)

I used this very cute Stamping Bella image called Baykahbella, she’s the spittin image of me ,,,, lol :-)

I will link all the products I used at the bottom of this post :-)

Close Up ..

Inside ,,

Thanks for looking :-) the DT have made some gorgeous cards so please hop on over to the Crafty Ribbons Challenge to see them :-)

Challenges :

Crafts and Me ,,,, Birthdays

Diva’s by Design ,,,, Celebrate

The Perfect Sentiment ,,, Anything Goes

City Crafter ,,,, bake sale

Die Cuttin Divas,,,Recipe,Twine Pop Dots & Buttons

Crafts 4 Eternity ,,, Food for thought

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Simon Says ,,,,,, Anything Goes ! :-)

Hi all :-) I hope you are all fit and well and that you're finding some time to craft ! :-)

REMINDER : The Children's Holiday/Back to School Challenge is still ongoing CLICK HERE for more details, you have until 31st August to join in ,,, :-)

It's time for a new theme over on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and the challenge this week is ,,,,,,,,


The design team have created some awesome projects for your inspiration, we are all featuring Hero Arts products this week,you don't have to use them to join in but we would love to see them used if you have them :-)

As always Heidi will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store!

This card is similar to a card I made a while ago, which Amy really liked, and she wanted me to make a similar one for her boyfriends 18th Birthday so this is for him :-) He is studying music, hence the manuscript paper ,,,, :-)

I decided to make a Joy Fold card and I used this very cute Big Eyes stamp from Hero Arts, stamped him twice onto Neenah card and coloured with copics. I then layered him so that he is sitting properly on the branch :-) I will link all the products I used at the bottom of this post :-)

Inside View ,, the sentiment was done on the Silhouette Cameo ,,, LOVE it :-)

Thanks for looking :-) It is Piali’s last week with us and I would like to say a HUGE thank you for her lovely creations over the last few weeks :-) It has been a pleasure to work with you and I am sure we will be keeping in touch :-)

Piali and the DT have made some gorgeous creations so please hop on over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge to see them :-)

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog

Challenges :

My Time to Craft ,,,Milestone Birthday

Paper and Such Design ,,, Wings N things

Crafty Boots ,,,,, Tweet Tweet

Hooked on Crafts ,,, Cards for Men

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Happy Birthday Amy !! :-)

Hi all :-) Amy is celebrating her 19th birthday today with a pool party, BBQ and a sleepover ,,,


This week on the Papertake Weekly Dawny is asking us to choose a previous PTW sketch :-) This was quite diffy as I do love all Dawny’s sketches ,,, invariably simple ,,, :-)

We are sponsored by the lovely Heidi over at Simon Says Stamp so a fab $20 voucher for one lucky entrant :-) Did you see the All New Just In pages ,,, fabby new stuff !! :-)


I followed sketch No 27

Of course I had to make Amy a card this week and as part of her pressie is a trip to London ( so sad that she grew out of Barbie’s ,,, much cheaper ,,,,, :-)) Anyways ,,,, I thought I would use 2 Penny Black stamps, La Soiree and Tower Bridge and make it look like she was walking along the Embankment,, she is not walking on water across the Thames !!!! :-)

I stamped Tower Bridge using Archival ink onto Neenah card ( though I should have used watercolor ) and coloured with Distress ink markers and ink pads. I then stamped La Soiree with Memento, coloured with copics and cut out. I sort of ticked glossy accents across her dress and sprinkled with red tinsel glitter to create lines of sparkle and added highlights using a white Galaxy marker and smudging. I used Basic GreyLife of the Party papers and the lovely Velvet Blossoms were in the August card Kit and aren’t they just GORGEOUS ! I added a little black gem to the centre and popped one on her bag and 2 over a Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish cut out of black card.

I used a MFT Retro Squares border die, Amy Tangerine Thickers for the No19 and a Hero Arts Sentiment to finish :-)

Edited to add a photo of Amy and her boyfriend, Ben, on a recent trip to London :-)

Thanks for looking :-) our lovely GD’s and the DT have made some gorgeous cards so please hop on over to the PTW to see them :-)

Challenges :

Cheery Lynn Designs ,,,, Anything Goes

Cupcake Craft ,,,,, Flowers

Basic Grey Challenge,,Anything Goes

Penny Black Saturday ,,, Double Trouble , use 2 PB stamps

Card Crafters Circle ,,, Use fabric ( velvet)

Everybody Art ,,,,,, Anything Goes

Try It On Tuesday ,,,, Travel,,, going to London ,,,,