18 May 2017

A little fairy love!

Hello and happy Thursday to everyone.  Work has been a bit on the busy side these past few days and I've not had the chance to share anything and I've been itching to.  Don't you just hate it when life gets in the way of your crafting.  

Anyway, I have a little time before the troops expect feeding so I'm popping my latest card on my blog.  Now I've had this little stamp sat in my pile for a little while so I thought it was about time I inked her up.  I have a little bit of a soft spot for fairies and this cutie pie is no exception she is just too adorable and a dream to colour up.

Image:  'Dandelion Clock' by LOTV
Sentiments:  LOTV and Papermania
Medium:  copics
Papers:  Make and Create 'Whimsical Pastels'
Dies:  Spellbinders 'Floral Ovals', Crafters Companion Shabby Chic 'Antique Edge', 
Die-namics 'Royal Leaves' and Magnolia Doohickey leaf spray
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts and stash
Ribbons/Lace:  Ribbon Girl and stash



Lastly the usual close up of the image.  I've added a little 'Star Dust' Stickles to her wings and the dandelion and tried the 'dotty' background effect which I rather like.

Copics List

Face/Body:  E000, E21, E11, R20
Hair:  E41, E43, E47, E49
Clothes/Shoes:  R81, R83, R85, R39/W0, W1, W3, W5, W7

I would like to enter my card in to the following challenges:-

Creative Inspirations  -  anything goes

Simons Says Stamp  -  a bit of sparkle

Allsorts Challenge  -  ring a ring o' roses

The Ribbon Girl  -  May card challenge

Stamping Sensations  -  butterflies, fairies and fantasy

Okay folks thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your week.

Take care.

Ann-Marie 
xxx











  


6 May 2017

Crafty Sentiments Designs New Release Day 5


Good morning my lovelies and a very happy Saturday to you.  It looks like I have an unexpected day off work so I'm a happy bunny and I'll be able to sneak a little unplanned crafting in today which always makes me happy.

Anyway, it's Day 5 of Crafty Sentiments Designs new release and have you seen all the gorgeousness available.  If not you should really check them out on the blog HERE for some fabulous inspiration and they can be purchased from the store HERE.  So for today's release I got to play with 'Basket of Flowers' and boy he's just adorable and a real pleasure to colour up.

Medium:  copics
Papers:  'Trendy Blue Lifestyle' by Craft Sensations
Twine, buttons and charm from stash


Time for the usual close up piccie.  I really do think he is adorable and perfect for so many occassions.

Copics List
Face/Body:  E000, E00, E11, W3
Hair/Basket/Shoes:  E31, E35, E37, E29
Clothes:  B91, B93, B97, B99, B39/W0, W1, W3, W5
Flowers: B24, B28, B29/E50, E53, E13/YG11, YG13, YG63, YG67

Before I go I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-

Creative Inspirations  -  blooms & bows

Cute Card Thursday  -  anything goes

Okay that's all from me today.  I'm off to do some laundry and get that on the line and then I'll probably sneak back into my craft room lol!

Take care and happy crafting.

Ann-Marie 
xxx






3 May 2017

Crafty Sentiments Designs New Release Day 2

Hello my lovelies thank you for dropping by and I do so hope you are all well.

I have some fantastic news to share with you today and that is I was lucky enough to make the Crafty Sentiments Design Team after their recent DT call.  I am super excited to get to work with such gorgeous images and such a talented team and would like to say thank you to them for the opportunity. 

Now they have some new releases this week and I get to share with you my creation for Day 2 of their new release.  So this is 'Mirror & Feather' and isn't she just the sweetest.

Medium:  copics
Papers:  Craft Sensations 'Sweet Garden Roses'
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts and stash



Now if you have all fallen in love with this cutie pie just like I have she will be available in the Crafty Sentiments Designs Shop HERE from 8th May.

Thank you for stopping by.

Take care,
Ann-Marie







20 April 2017

Spring Bringer

Hello my lovelies and a very happy Thursday to you.  I hope you are all well.  We are still on Easter break here for the kiddies so all routine has left the building but normality will return on Monday when they go back.

I have a shaped card to share with you today and I decided to ink up the adorable 'Spring Bringer' by Wee Stamps and when I started this card it was a beautiful spring day but you wouldn't think so as I sit and type as it's turned a little on the cold side again.  Good old British weather you never quite know what you're going to get no matter what time of year it is really!

So anyways I'll stop rambling on and show you my make.  I used a set of Crafters Companion Create-a-Card 'Emma' dies for my shape and layers and used Kraft card as the bases.  I'd forgotten how much I love to work with Kraft so that's not going to get put away any time soon.

Image:  'Spring Bringer' by Wee Stamps
Sentiment:  Whimsy Stamps 'Mini Chalkboard' sentiments
Medium:  copics
Papers:  Memory Box 'Minuet'
Card stock:  Crafters Companion Kraft card and Neenah Classic Crest
Dies:  Crafters Companion Create-a-Card 'Emma', Spellbinders 'Floral Ovals', Marianne Design Creatables
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon/Twine from stash



And last piccie I promise is a close-up of the image and she really is a cutie pie.

Copic list

Face/Body:  E50, E51, E11, R20
Hair:  E31, E35, E37, E29
Clothes:  BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78/YG11, YG13, YG63, YG67/W00
W0, W1, W2, W3, W5
Flowers:  YG00, YG23, G28/R32, R35, R37, R59

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-

Creative Inspirations  -  one for the girls

Simon Says Stamp  -  showers and/or flowers

Cute Card Thursday  -  birthdays 

The Ribbon Girl  -  use any image challenge

Okay that's my fly by for today.  I'm off to stick kettle on for a coffee and hopefully sneak some colouring in before hubby walks in and I have to look all busy and housewifely.  In my defence I have worked my way through my washing and ironing pile, the hoover has made contact with the floor briefly today and you can't quite write your name in the dust yet so that can wait till tomorrow.

Take care and happy crafting. 

Ann-Marie 
xx




14 April 2017

'I Do'

Hello folks and a very happy Good Friday to you.  A real quick fly in by me today to share my latest before everyone gets back.  I should be doing chores but oh well!

So what am I sharing today? Today's make is a wedding card although I don't have a wedding to attend I just wanted to colour up this beautiful image so thought why not someone's going to need a card at some point.  I adore this image it's from Wee Stamps and is called 'I Do' and it's lovely to colour up and I couldn't resist adding some Stickles to her dress .. it was a must really.

Image:  Wee Stamps 'I Do'
Medium:  copics
Papers/card:  DCWV Luxury Stack, Crafters Companion Centura Pearl
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts and stash


A close up of the image next.  I think you can just about make out the Stickles on the dress and I've had a play with some Frantage around the edges too and I'm rather taken with the stuff.

Copics List

Face/Body:  E50, E51, E21, E11, R20
Hair:  E43, E47, E49
Clothes/Flowers:  R32, R35, R37, R59/W00, W0, W1, W2, W3, W5, W7/100
YR23, Y28/YG23, YG63, YG67

Challenges I would like to enter:-

The Ribbon Girl  -  anything goes card challenge

Stamping Sensations  -  anything goes 

Right I'm off to make it look like I've done some housework and then I'm going to sneak back in my craft room and colour some more!

I hope you all have a lovely Easter and get to enjoy some crafting fun.

Take care.
Ann-Marie 
xx




8 April 2017

'Story Teller'

Happy Saturday afternoon folks.  It's an absolutely gorgeous day here.  Hubby's cut the lawns and I've got the washing out and some chores done so now I get to pop in and share with you my latest creation.  

I sat and coloured a Sugar Nellie image the other day just for fun and decided to make it up into another frame this time for my other niece.  Really pleased with how it turned out.  I have added lots of Stickles on the flowers and wings, the papers also have glittered accents not that my terrible photography picks it up though, but it looks lovely in real life! 


Image:  Sugar Nellie 'Story Teller' digi
Medium:  copics
Papers:  old My Mind's Eye 'Penny Lane'
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon:  The Ribbon Girl
Stickles 'Diamond' (on flowers/wings)
Pearls/twine from stash

Copics used

Face/Body:  E11, E50, E51, E21, R20
Hair:  E43, E47, E49
Clothes/Flowers:  R81, R83, R85, R39/BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78
Toadstools:  W1, W2, W3, W5, W7
Grass:  YG00, YG03, YG67

I would like to enter my frame into the following challenges:-

Creative Inspirations  -  Spring Spectacular

Allsorts Challenge:  Bring on the Bling (Diamond Stickles on flowers and wings)

Stamping Sensations  -  anything goes

Let's Craft and Create  -  Easter/April Showers/Spring

Okay that's all from me today.  I've got another image all printed out and ready to be coloured so I'm off for a little colouring therapy.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and get to enjoy a little craftiness.

Take care
Ann-Marie 
xx







3 April 2017

Purplicious Pansies

Happy Monday folks ... the words happy and Monday is one sentence mmmm personally I hate Mondays until around 2pm when I'm home from work but the rest of the day is awesome!  

Well I have a little card to share with you today and I hope you like purple as there's a lot of it.  Put that together with some pansies which always make me smile such a pretty flower and you have the makings of a pretty happy little card.  

Cardstock:-  Crafters Companion Centura Pearl 'Snow White hint of silver'
Centura Pearl 'darks', Neenah Classic Crest card
Stamps:  Sheena Douglass Perfect Partners Victorian Floral 'Pansy' stamp set
Dies:  Sheena Douglass Perfect Partners Victorian Floral 'Pansy' die set, Crafters Companion 'Love' die
Medium:  Spectrum Noir markers

Spectrum Noir Markers used
HB1, HB2, HB3, LV3
LY1, OR1, OR2

A bit of a side view so you can see the depth you can get from the stamps/dies.

Challenges

Creative Inspirations  -  anything goes

Simon Says Stamp  -  anything goes

Stamping Sensations  -  anything goes

Okay time for me to look busy, mouths need feeding before a trip to the supermarket and then my youngest is off to Scouts.  Monday's really do keep me on my toes!

Take care and happy crafting.

Ann-Marie
xx








27 March 2017

A Wee bit of Beau and Bashful

Hello folks.  A really quick share from me tonight as it's now 10 p.m. and I still have lots to get done and ready for the morning but I've decided that the ironing can wait another 10 mins whilst I post my make for you.

So it's been a while I know since I've popped anything on my little old blog but here is my latest frame I've managed to get finished recently.  I've used the adorable Wee Stamps image 'Beau and Bashful' and this one was actually a digi so I could size it as I wanted for the frame and I've personalised it for my niece as they're moving and will have a new room to decorate.




I would like to enter my frame into a couple of challenges

Creative Inspirations  -  anything goes

Simon Says Stamp  -  use more than one die/punch

Right that's all from me.  I said it was going to be short and sweet.  Enjoy the rest of your week and take care.

Ann-Marie 
xxx

25 January 2017

Burns Night celebrations

Well hello folks and as I haven't been around much of late let me take this opportunity to wish you all a happy and healthy new year and of course with it being the 25th January Happy Burns Night also.  

Gosh my little blog is looking a little neglected these past few weeks and I'm sorry for that.  We managed to invite a few bugs for Christmas this year and I think with being low the nasty flu bug that is doing the rounds just wanted to jump on the band wagon for fun so we've all succumbed to that too and boy did it knock us for six.  It's only really the past couple of days that I feel like I've returned to the land of the living so I'm now playing catch up with everything crafty and e-mails and stuff.

Anyway, enough of my waffling and woes let me show you my card I made to celebrate Burns Night.  I love how this dinky card turned out and actually it could be utilised for invites or place settings.  I actually used a Debby Shore 'Scotty Dog' template which made making this card a doddle and just shows that they can be used for projects other than sewing ones too.


Debby Shore 'Scotty Dog' template sheet

Challenges

Creative Inspirations  -  cute critters

Simon Says Stamp  -  anything goes

Okay time for me to shoot off got lots of catching up to do.

Take care.

Ann-Marie 
xxx