Thursday, 28 May 2015

Time for Tea...

Good afternoon friends...

I don't usually do this but I am squeezing in an extra blog post today.  Reason being - I really want to support lovely Fi Robertson at Handmade Bliss with her first new blog challenge.
So...this card is made with the gorgeous Stamping Bella stamp, 
Maisie and Madeleine Have Tea.

I have combined Copic colouring and paper piecing for the tea cup and flower.  I have never done that before! (and mutters under breath 'I am not sure I will do it again!!).  Friends and followers will be aware that am not a great fan of fussy cutting...I can't even cut in a straight line using a guillotine!

Anyway, I stuck with it and ended up fairly pleased with the result...good old 'Dr U Tube' helped out...!

I used some papers from Maja Designs to create mats and layers and added some hand stitching (oh yes!! time on my hands obviously...well obviously not as I have hardly any time left to add my card to the linky thingy and am frantically trying to type faster)!

Lack of time helped me to decide to keep the card fairly simple so I added a bit of twine and some flowers and left it at that.

So Maisie and Madeleine having tea...which is exactly what I plan to do as soon as I have pressed the publish button!
I would like to enter this card for the following Challenge - 
Handmade Bliss - May Challenge
Papertake Weekly - Colour Theme - Blue 
Ingredients
Stamping Bella Woodsies Collection - Maisie and Madeleine Have Tea
Make it Colour Blending Cardstock from Quixotic Paperie
Memento Ink Pad
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad
Copic Markers
Papers from The Maja Designs Vintage Spring Basics Collection
Twine and Flowers from The Ribbon Girl
Adhesive Pearls by Papermania
Collall All Purpose Glue
Tim Holtz Paper Distressing Tool
Inks Used
Memento Ink Pad In Black
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad In Tea Dye
Copics - 
Maisie and Madeleine - E50, E51, E53, E21, E41, E42, E43, E44
Flowers - YR23, YR24 and Wink of Stella Clear Pen
Leaves - YG91, YG93, YG95 


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A Pink Sweetie...

Good Morning...
Today's card is the gorgeous 'Titania', a Sugar Nellie stamp by Funky Kits.  
Today's card is my DT card for 
and 

I can't quite believe how lucky I am to be able to make cards to showcase two such lovely challenges... A friend of mine asked if that made me 'a pink sweetie'! 

The challenge at In The Pink is 'Things With Wings' and the prize is a £10 gift voucher for
The challenge at The Sugar Bowl is 'anything goes' (with a Sugar Nellie Image). The prize for the lucky winner is four Sugar Nellie Digital Images, and there is a second prize winner of two Sugar Nellie Digital Images from 
Well, I so loved the last twisted easel card I made that I decided to make another.  They really are very straightforward and look so effective...such a perfect way to show off this beautiful fairy image.

This lovely fairy is coloured with copics and her wings and sparkly bits are embellished with  Gelly Roll Sakura Pens in Clear and Silver.  I used a little Frantage to decorate the edge of the image and the sentiment.

I used Papermania cardstock and Joy Crafts paper to create mats and layers.

The flowers and cheesecloth are from The Ribbon Girl and the little bottle and fairy charm are from my trinket box.  I use some white glitter to make magic fairy dust!

The sentiment is from a lovely set by Lili of the Valley - Fairy Sentiments.

Finally, I added some shimmer pearls from Papermania.

And here we are, beautiful Titania, adding magic and fairy dust where ever she goes...that's not a bad thing is it?...
Ingredients
Sugar Nellie Rubber Stamp 'Titania' by Funky Kits
Make it Colour Blending Cardstock by Quixotic Paperie
Memento Ink Pad
Copic Markers
Shabby White Frantage Embossing Enamel
Xcut Oval Nesting Dies
Mint Green Cardstock by Papermania
Paper by Joy Crafts - Romance Paper Bloc
Cheesecloth, Flowers and Stamens from The Ribbon Girl
Glass Bottle, Glitter and Fairy Charm from my trinket box
Lili of The Valley Fairy Sentiments
Archival Ink Pad
Collall All Purpose Glue
Tim Holtz Paper Distressing Tool
Inks Used
Memento Ink Pad in Black
Archival Ink Pad in Watering Can
Copic Markers Skin E000, E01, E02, R11
Hair E49, E44, E43, 
Clothes RV91, RV93, RV95, G000, BG11
Wings RV000, C0
Background BG000, BG00
Sakura Gelly Roll Pen in Clear - Wings & Wand
Sakura Gelly Roll Pen in Silver - Bells on Shoes and Dots on Dress
Thank you for visiting...
Happy Crafting...
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In the Pink 
and 
The Sugar Bowl 
to look at the lovely DT Creations there and  join in with all the fun!
from Sue...xxx

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Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Fairy Fainthearted!...

Good Morning...

This week's challenge at Creative Inspirations is Pastel Shades!

This week's prize is from Bunny Zoe's Crafts and is a 
£10 gift voucher.
Today's DT card for this exciting challenge is made with the gorgeous 
Tiddly Inks Clear Stamp - Fairy Tenderhearted.

I have had this stamp for ages.  I just love this image but she has stayed firmly stashed away because I am such a fainthearted hair colouring coward!  I have to say if it was n't for 
she would probably still be in the 'too difficult' drawer!!

Anyway, I gave myself a talking to and coloured her with Copics.  I used the odd spot of Liquid pearls and some stickles glitter to make her a bit sparkly.  I used a little distress ink pad in Tea Dye to dull down the edge of the white card.

I used quite old Papermania Capsule Papers and quite new Maya Road papers to create mats and layers along with a doily and cheesecloth.  I also used some fairly old (again)! grey hessian ribbon and blue silk ribbon.

Finally, because I love them and that's a good enough reason, I used a punch to make some teeny tiny flowers which I decorated with teeny tiny adhesive pearls and then used to embellish the edge of the image.

The finishing touch was some twine and a button from The Ribbon Girl along with some adhesive pearls.

Here we have her Fairy Tenderhearted made by the fainthearted!
I would like to enter this card for the following challenges - 
Squirrel's World - Antiques Roadshow Challenge
Top Tip Tuesday - It's all about the hair colour...
Papertake Weekly - Take Your Pick (product theme - glitter)
Ingredients
Tiddly Inks Clear Stamp Set - Fairy Tenderhearted
Make it Colour Blending Cardstock
Memento Ink Pad
Copic Markers
Liquid Pearls 
Stickles Glitter
Papers from Papermania Capsule Collection - Oyster Blush
Paper from Maya Road Vintage Spring Basics 6" x 6" Collection
Grey Hessian Ribbon and Blue Silk Ribbon from my stash
Doily by Papermania
Cheesecloth, Twine and Wooden Button from The Ribbon Girl
Xcut Teeny Tiny Flower Punch
Adhesive Pearls by The Hobby House
Collall All Purpose Glue
Tim Holtz Paper Distressing Tool
Inks Used
Memento Ink pad in Black
Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink Pad
Copics - Skin E000, E00, E21, R21
Hair W7, W5, W3, W1
Frock B0000, B91, B93, B95, B97
Shoes & Wings YR000, YR00, YR01, YR02
Branch E43, E53, E57
Background B0000, B000, B00 and Blender
Star Dust Stickles Glitter - Wings
Silver Pearl Liquid Pearls - Hair 


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Happy Crafting...
and remember to pop straight to Creative Inspirations to look at the lovely DT Creations there and join in the fun!
from Sue...xxx

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Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Happy Together...

Good Morning...

Well, the weekend certainly flew by!  I love Bank Holidays, there is such a lovely feeling about the weekend when the Monday is a Bank Holiday...
Today's card is my Design Collective card for Lili of the Valley

There is a super stamp offer at LOTV at the moment which really is too good to miss!
You can buy three A5 Stamp Sheets for the price of two until 12am (UK time) on 27th May.
Follow this link to LOTV to take a look.

Today's card is a rocker card made with the super cute stamp 'Happy Together'.
I thought that the lovely seesaw image really suited a rocker card!

I coloured this sweet pair with Copics and used papers from the gorgeous LOTV Bonnets and Bowties and Pastel Dreams collections to create layers.  I used Grand Nestabilities Dies and a sweet Magnolia Doo Hickey Die to cut out some of the papers.

I used one of my favourite embellishments - teeny tiny punched flowers - to add some decoration along with a LOTV 'Dreamy Days' circular sentiment.  I used some liquid pearls and adhesive pearls to make the flower centres.

And here we are, an adorable pair just taking in the summer air and being happy together...
I would like to enter this card for the following challenges - 
Stamping Sensations - Flower Power
As You Like It  - My Favourite Period would have to be 
happy and carefree childhood summer days, 
there really was nothing quite like the summer holidays!...
Ingredients
Lili of the Valley Rubber Stamp - Happy Together
Make it Colour Blending Cardstock by Quixotic Paperie
Memento Ink Pad
Copic Markers
Spellbinders Nestabilites Dies - Grand Circles and Grand Scalloped Circles
Magnolia Doo Hickey Swedish Lace Border Die
Papers from Lili of the Valley Bonnets and Bowties and Pastel Dreams Collections
Xcut and Hobbycraft flower and leaf punches
Buttercup Liquid Pearls
Adhesive Pearls by The Hobby House
Collall All Purpose Glue
Inks Used
Memento Ink Pad in Black - image
Archival Ink Pad in Watering Can - sentiment
Copics - Skin E50, E51, E53, E11
Hair E99, YR24, YR23
Clothes - Blues B0000, BG01, BG53, B02
Yellows Y28, Y26, Y23, Y21
Pinks R81, R83, R85
Whites E40, E42, E43
Swing - Greys T0, T1, T3, T5
Browns E33, E35, E37
Grass BG96, G05, G24 White Signo Uni-Ball Gel Pen
Background B0000, B000, B00 and Blender

Thank you for visiting...

Happy Crafting...
Sue...xxx

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Monday, 25 May 2015

Summer Daze...

Good Morning...

I hope you are all enjoying this Bank Holiday Weekend...
Today's card is my Guest Designer card for Elisabeth Bell's World.  
I was lucky enough to win Elisabeth's last challenge and part of the prize was to be a Guest DT for the May Challenge.  I am so thrilled to be asked to join in.  How lucky am I?
I used this lovely image by Elisabeth Bell from The Hobby House Art Book - Summer Daze.
I coloured this cute duo with Copics and used a clear Gelly Roll Pen to embellish some parts of the image - fish, flowers and rushes.

I embossed some Core'dinations Card with clouds and flowers and used that along with a piece of my favourite Graphic 45 paper to create some layers. 

Finally, I added some pretty flowers from The Hobby House and a button and some twine from The Ribbon Girl.

Here we are, the sweetest pair, enjoying their Summer Daze...
I would like to enter this card for the following challenge - 
Papertake Weekly - With a Heart
Stamping Sensations - Flower Power
As You Like It  - My Favourite Period would have to be 
happy and carefree childhood summer days, 
there really was nothing quite like the summer holidays!...
Ingredients
The Hobby House Elisabeth Bell Ready to Colour Art Book - Summer Daze.
Copic Markers
Tim Holtz Core'Dinations Kraft-Core Cardstock
Paper by Graphic 45 from 'It's Raining Cats And Dogs' Collection
The Hobby House Boutique Paper Flowers - Pink and Green
Die'sire Embossaliciuos Folders - Florabunda and Clouds
Red Adhesive Pearls by Papermania
Collall All Purpose Glue
Tim Holtz Paper Sanding Tool
Inks Used
Copics - Skin E000, E01, E11, R20
Hair Little Boy Y28, Y26, Y21
Little Girl E15, E13, Y21
Clothes Little Boy YG91, YG93, YG95
Little Girl R21, R22, R24, YR21, YR23, YR24
Little Dog E41, E42, E43
Grass G07, G24, Signo Uni-Ball White Gel Pen
Rushes YR24, YR23
Ground W1, W3, W5
Water BG0000, BG000, BG01
Background B0000, B000, B00 and Blender Pen


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Happy Crafting...
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Elisabeth Bell's World
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Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Hugs...

Good Morning...

This weeks challenge at Creative Inspirations is 
 Anything Goes + Option Of a Sketch

The challenge is sponsored by Time For Tea Designs 
and the prize for the lucky winner is 5 of their gorgeous digi's.
Today's card is made with a super cute Sugar Nellie Rubber Stamp by Funky Kits 
'Hugs For Fifi' which I have coloured with Copics.  (I had a play with the Copic Spica's again on the stars on the frock and the little dog's bow tie but sadly the ipad camera is not good at picking up the sparkle).  I used a teensy bit of Tea Dye Distress Ink Pad around the edge of the image to soften the look a bit.

I have used Kraft card and paper by Graphic 45 to create mats and layers and added some machine stitching around the edges.  

Finally I added twine, flowers and a button from The Ribbon Girl as embellishments alog with a few adhesive pearls.  (Thank you to my lovely blogging friend Kat W (Paper Firefly) who inspired me to add the pearls in a random fashion rather than a straight line).

And here we are - Hugs for Fifi, such a cute image...
I would like to enter this card for the following Challenges - 
Papertake Weekly - With a Heart
Ingredients 
Funky Kits Sugar Nellie Rubber Stamp - Hugs For Fifi 
Make it Colour Blending Card by Quixotic Paperie
Copic Markers
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad in Tea Dye
Xcut Parenthesis Rectangle Die Set
Kraft Card by Papermania
Floral paper from Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection
Natural Twine, Flowers and Wooden Heart Shape Button From The Ribbon Girl
Adhesive Pearls by The Hobby House
Collall All Purpose Glue
Tim Holtz Paper Distressing Tool
Inks Used
Memento Ink Pad in Black
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Tea Dye
Copics - Skin E50, E51, E21, E93
Hair E47, E57, E55, E51
Frock R20, R21, R22
Jacket B000, B21, B23
Boots YR21, YR23, YR24
Little Dog E41, E42, E43
Copic Spica's in Red and Brown


Thank you for visiting...
Happy Crafting...
and remember to pop straight to Creative Inspirations to look at the lovely DT Creations there and join in the fun!
from Sue...xxx

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Friday, 15 May 2015

Mouse in a tangle...!

Good Morning...

Today's card is for the lovely Lili of the Valley Design Collective.
It is made with the stamped image 'Fairy with Dove'


Speaking candidly, I may have taken on a bit of a challenge making this card!  Firstly, I decided to make a twisted easel card (never done that before...shhhh don't tell anyone, I think I may have got away with it)!  If any of you are interested in whiling away far too much time when you could be ironing!!! there are plenty of on line tutorials for this - twisted easel cards that is, not ironing!

Secondly, I love using mats and layers and my dies weren't the correct size consecutively to look right so I ended up drawing around them and cutting the purple mats out by hand...aaaarrrggghhh!

And then, if that was n't enough for one day I decided to use some gorgeous Lili papers to make my own flowers with an MFT die I have had lounging round in my stash for a while!

Well...Life is too short not to make a go of it and what else is a gal to do when it is pouring down with rain and freezing cold?
Right, the techy bit...
I coloured this lovely image..oh hang on, I must tell you that my hubby picked this one!  I could n't decide which stamp to use so I put a few out, (Obviously I did n't let him see how many there really were...(-;) ) and asked him to pick for me...this was his choice...he liked the fact the lovely fairy is holding a bird...bless him!

Anyway, I coloured her with Copics and used some liquid pearls, stickles and a white pen to embellish her.

I used a selection of Gorgeous Lili of the Valley papers to create mats, layers, die cuts and 
flowers.  

The sentiment is also from an adorable set by Lili of the Valley - 'Fairy Sentiments'.

and here we are, a beautiful fairy contemplating ..well who knows?...with her darling friend...I just love it!
I would like to enter this card for the following challenges - 
The Ribbon Girl  - Everything Goes With An Image
Papertake Weekly - In The Garden
Deep Ocean Challenge - Flowers
Stamping Sensations - Flower Power
Stamp and Create - May Flowers
Ingredients
Lili of the Valley Rubber Stamp - 'Fairy with Dove'
Make it Colour Blending Card from Quixotic Paperie
Memento Ink Pad
Archival Ink Pad
Copic Markers
Purple Cardstock by Paper-mania
Lili of the Valley Papers from the Snow Princess, Snow Princess Solids, Bonnets and Bowties and Country Meadow Collections
Lili of the Valley Fairy Sentiments Set 90
Little B Labels Die Set
MFT Die-namics Mini Rolled Roses Die
Wild Rose Studio Flower Vine Die
Creative Expressions  Sue Wilson Classic 3D Itty Bitty Bows Die Set
Adhesive Pearls From The Ribbon Girl
Collall All Purpose Glue 
Inks Used
Memento Ink Pad in Black - Image
Archival Ink Pad in Watering Can - Sentiment
Copics - Skin E000, E02, E11, R11
Hair E15, E13, Y21
Frock, Shoes and Fairy Wings BG0000, BG53, BG57, V20, V22, V25
Dove E40, E41, E42
Flowers and Foliage E29, E23, YG01, YG13, YG63, Y13, Y18
Background B0000, B000, B00 and Blender
Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen in White - Polka dots
Lavender Lace Liquid Pearls - Flower Centres, and Tiny Dots 
Star Dust Stickles - Fairy Wings


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Thursday, 14 May 2015

Glamour is a State of Mind...

Good Morning...
Today's card is my first DT card for In The Pink.  I can't tell you how thrilled I am to be joining Christine and the other lovely designers as 
A Pink Lady, it really is such an honour.

This week's challenge at In The Pink is 
Stitching - real or faux

The prize for the lucky winner is a £10 voucher from the fabulous
Today's card is made with a lovely Stamping Bella Stamp 'Charlotte Loves To Shop'. 

Now, disclaimer coming up... I did use quite a lot of colours for this card owing to the vast amount of shopping bags Charlotte has!  I did n't want her to be boring!  

I also had a play with a new present, bought for purely medicinal reasons of course to cheer me up whilst my shoulder has been poorly...(-;...  I bought some Copic Spica glitter pens which are really good fun so I coloured in the parcels and tissue paper, and lacy edged jeans and shoes...and...oh well...quite a lot was coloured with them in the end so I could try the colours out!  (Just a shame the camera does n't quite capture the sparkle)...

I used card and papers to create layers and mats and added a sentiment I made on the computer.  I decided to use machine stitching this time.  I don't really have a preference - real or faux, but I just thought machine stitching would suit this card better.

Finally, I added some twine, sequins and a shimmer dome to complete the glamour.

Here we are then...Charlotte shopping...you go girl!
I would like to enter this card for the following challenge - 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Inspirational Color Palette

Ingredients
Stamping Bella Rubber Stamp - 'Charlotte Loves To Shop'
Make it Colour Blending Card
Memento Ink Pad
Copic Markers
Copic Spica Glitter Pens
Cardstock by Papermania
Paper by Lili of the Valley from the One Birdie Lane Collection
Pink Twine from The Ribbon Girl
Sequins by Sil from The Range
Sparkly Gem by The Hobby House - 'Paradise Aurora'
Sentiment added from computer using 'noteworthy' font
 Inks Used
Memento Ink Pad in Black
Copics - Skin E0000, E00, E02, E11, R11
Hair E15, E13, Y21
Trousers and 'pinks' RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29
Top E40, E41, E42
Sunglasses RV29, C1, C3, C5
Shopping Bags - purples V91, V93, V95, V99, 
greens YG03, YG13, YG17,
blues, BG000, BG00, BG02
Copic atyou Spica pens - 13 Lilac, 14 blossom, 17 Mint, 18 Baby Blue.   
Background, E70, E71, E74, E77, B0000, B000, B00
  Polka Dots - Signo Uni-ball Gel Pen in White
Thank you for visiting...
Happy Crafting...
and remember to pop straight to In the Pink to look at the lovely DT Creations there and  join in with the pink fun!
from Sue...xxx

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