Friday, 26 July 2013

Life Is A Cabaret, Old Chum .....

Life Is A Cabaret

Well it certainly is for this lovey lady who is the new release at 
this week and you can find her here

I love this image, it reminds me of when hubby took me to the west end to see Cabaret. I had to go with deep red & black colours as thats how the theatre we went to was decorated.
I used copics for her skin and pro markers for everything else. The black & silver paper was from Craftwork Cards and the deep red striped was from a christmas pad (sorry dont know the name). The other paper strips were from my off-cut box. I made the sentiment on the computer and added tiny glittery mosaic tiles.
I hope you like pop over to the blog and take a look at the new releases.

Happy Crafting
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Tuesday, 23 July 2013

JIC Sponsored By Penny Blossom

Good Morning Bloggers
well it is morning if blogger has posted this when I scheduled it too

So its time for my teamies and I to host another JIC challenge

This week we are sponsored by the fabulous
who will give the winner a $15 voucher to spend on her brilliant digi's
The inspirational photo we worked with this week is
Isn't that a fab pic! Love those colours for this time of year
I decided to make 2 cards as these images are just so great and I wanted to use different shades of these colours
My first card uses 'Coffee Lover' and I went all out bold & bright with this one. I coloured her with pro markers, papers from my stash, turquoise dew drops and the stamp I believe was a 99p one from somewhere

I would like to enter this into these challenges:
For my second card I used 'Hang In There' again coloured with pro markers but using softer shades of the same colours. I embossed the blue card stock with a Darice embossing folder called 'Cloudy Sky', the papers are from my stash and I kept the embellies to a minimum with just a huge magenta brad and small blue wooden clothes peg

I would like to enter this into these challenges:

I hope you will come along and join us this week at Just Inspirational Challenges

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Monday, 22 July 2013

Creative Creations Anything Goes

Hiya Bloggers
Its time for another challenge at
and this week we are sponsored by

who are giving the winner
Spellbinders Decagon Die Set

So here is my project, along with a step-by-step of how I created it

I brought the wooden disc kit from That Craft Place  a while ago, fab price of £1.99, and the 3 wooden hearts & wooden ladybug from Crafty Pig Designs

We always have loads of leftover paint in our house so I grabbed what I needed, choosing a few different shades of green, black & red

First step is to paint both sides of all 3 discs, and the edges, in different shades of green. Then paint the ladybugs body, 6 wooden beads & the 3 hearts red and 6 beads black

Paint the ladybugs head black and a thin line down the middle

I used a strong wet glue to stick the hearts to the middle sized disc

To decorate I used some black 6mm flat back pearls, again stuck on wit the strong wet glue. The white pencil is a wax pick-up pencil, they are brilliant for picking up teeny gems and things

Middle disc complete

I wanted to keep my ladybugs pattern simple so just used 6 6mm black flat back pearls

Sticking on again with strong wet glue

I stuck the ladybug onto the largest of the wooden discs

For the smallest disc I chose red & black flat back pearls & hearts in different sizes. I always play around with my placement of tings before sticking down & this time decided it was too crowded using the red flat backs as well as the black, so left them off

Smallest disc complete

I left all 3 discs to dry overnight
The twine in the kit was lovely but it didnt match the colours I was using so I used plain cream garden twine, measuring the distance I wanted the discs to hang at & cut the twine to length

I threaded the red & black beads onto the twine and secured with a knot above the top bead so they wouldnt move about

Now I needed something to hang my discs from, and found an old curtain ring in a yucky brown colour

So I sanded it
The final thing to complete my ladybug hanging was to tie the 3 discs at different lengths to the little eye on the curtain ring and it was ready for hanging

I hope you liked my little tutorial and that you will join in with the challenge this week

Happy Crafting
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I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Saturday, 20 July 2013


Good Morning Blogland

I am a teeny weeny bit excited today, wanna know why???
I only went and got myself a place on The Stamping Chef DT !!!
How amazing is that! I am just a ickle bit chuffed.

If you havent taken a look at the digi images The Stamping Chef has then take a peek, they are amazing

There is a facebook group called TSC Recipes and a blog The Stamping Chef where you can enter the challenges, pop along and have a look see.

So anyway today I am sharing a brilliant image called
'I'm A Raver'
and you can get here here

As soon as I saw the image I knew she just had to be neon bright colours. I coloured her skin with copics, am loving the way they colour skin, and the rest with pro markers. The papers were from my stash, the sentiment I made in word and seeing as every girl needs glitter I added some dots of orange, green and blue stickles.

I hope you come over and take a peek at The Stamping Chef and play along with the challenges
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Smile Please

Good Morning Bloggers
Its time for another Team B challenge at
and this week our sponsors are

who are giving the winner

and this is the inspirational picture 

So here is my make this week

I decided to stick to the round theme of the inspirational photo and made a round easel card from purple cardstock. I cut several different sized circles all with either a circle pattern or embossed circles/dots, and layered them up. The gorgeous image I coloured with pro markers and added glossy accents to the camera lens, then mounted her with foam pads so she stands up from the base. I added card candi in co-ordinating colours. The 2 small wooden cameras I coloured with chalk so they matched the pastel scheme and used 2 different coloured ink pads on the 'smile' sentiment stamp.

I hope that you will join us in the challenge this week and be in with a chance of getting some of these super cute digi images.
Team B is looking for someone to join us as a guest design team member for the next 3 challenges. If you would like to apply please add DT to your name when you link up your projects.
Thank you
Happy Crafting

Monday, 8 July 2013

Thank You

Good Morning Bloggers

Its time for another challenge at Creative Creations Challenges and this week the theme is
and our fantastic sponsor is


Now as my children are 20 and 17 I don't have any thank you teacher cards to make, so I came up with an idea I thought still stuck pretty closely to the 'school' theme. What do you think?

I brought a cheap A5 notebook and covered the front with plain red card, sticking it about 5mm from the wire bound side to give enough room to open without the wires digging in to the card. I then found a piece of creamy coloured embossed card that matched the colours I had used for the digi perfect (yes I know people say you should choose papers first and then colour but no matter how many times I try to do that i always end up colouring first lol). Sticking to the red, cream and green theme I had going on, I layered up another piece of red card stock that I had embossed with swiss dots onto green paper. To add a touch of bling I found a scrap of green handmade paper to use for the sentiment tag and some metallic alphas I believe came from the £shop a while ago. Then I went completely OTT and cut off loads of strips of ribbon around 150mm and tied them randomly to each of the coils of wire and 
a pretty notebook that would be suitable as a teacher gift had i teachers to make gifts for

I hope you pop along and enter the challenge, I look forward to seeing all your fab makes