20 February 2020

Girlfriends

Hello lovely peeps I hope you are all well.  All is good in our little household.  Kiddies are on half term break so my house looks like a bomb's hit it and I've given up tidying until they go back lol.


Anyway a little fly by visit from me today just to share with you a little love of the All Dressed Up variety by Crafteezee.  I've had a play with 'Girlfriends' and I've had this idea in my head now for a few weeks where they were all in sort of picture frames.  This is how it turned out.


This is a slimmer card that I would normally make but I think it suited the design.  I used a strip of the gorgeous ScrapBoys 'Dream Garden' papers and took my colour inspiration from this for the beautiful girlies and coloured them with my copics.  I matted everything onto black card.  This is one of my favourite things to do in cardmaking as it just makes all the colours pop.


A little black ribbon and a rose as a finishing touch and my card was done.  A very simple one but I actually love it.

All of the Crafteezee goodies I've used to make my little old card can be found over in the store and I've popped the links at the end of my post.

Okay, so that's it from me again folks.  I'm off to put some smarter togs on as we're off out for dinner as a little half term treat for everyone.

Have a lovely rest of the week.

Take care
Ann-Marie
xxx


Challenges:-

Addicted to Stamps and more #377  -  make your mark

Stamping Sensations  -  feminine


All Dressed Up  -  anything goes

Allsorts Challenge  -  dies and/or punches

Crafty Calendar  -  dies and/or punches







16 February 2020

Sorry I'm late!

Happy weekend crafty peeps.  It's a nasty one here unfortunately the wind isn't too bad at the minute but it's very soggy and it's only going to get worse this weekend apparently, Yay what joys lol!!!  So I have to venture out to work shortly so I thought I would pop on here and share with you my Polkadoodles Challenge DT card for this week's new challenge.  

The design team were tasked with making a 'sorry I'm late' make but for all of you lovely folk it's an 'Anything Goes theme' as normal so no reason not to enter.  Well Winnie in Wonderland is what popped into my head when I heard this so my card has been made using goodies from the big kahuna download kit (links under piccie).

Medium:  copics
Papers:  printed from 'Winnie in Wonderland' onto Ultimate Graphic Paper
Ribbon and pearls from stash

A closer look at my card.  Love this kit so much and can see myself using it so many times.  Santa was extremely kind to me this year and I found a Cricut Explore Air 2 under the tree so I fired that up and cut out the clock face and cogs in black card.  Loving the possibilities with this machine. 


A closer looksie at the cutie pie image.  This is 'Time is running out' and she's been coloured up with copics to compliment the papers.

Copics used

E000, E11, E13, R20
RV91, RV95, RV99
RV63, RV66, RV69
W1, W3, W5, W7, 100
BG72, BG75, BG78
YG11, YG13, YG17 G28
E21, E23, E25, E27, E29

Okay that's all from me today folks.  We have an evening of films tonight, first up is my son's choice of Joker.  Not sure it's my cup of tea but we'll see lol.

Take care and happy crafting.

Ann-Marie
xxx


Challenges I'd like to enter in:-

Addicted to Stamps and more  -  anything goes

Love to Craft  -  anything goes

Creative Fingers #179  -  always anything goes

Crafty Creations   -  anything goes

Creative Moments  -  anything goes








10 February 2020

'Love to Dance'

Happy Monday crafty peeps, I hope you are all well.  Here in the UK we've had storm Ciara to contend with and boy she is a stinker.  I'm well aware of how lucky we have been here compared to other areas so please keep safe folks.


So onto something more happy.  I'm just popping in to share with you my latest Crafteezee DT make.  I inked up the sweet All Dressed Up 'Love to Dance' and coloured her up to compliment the most delicious Lemoncraft Zulana 'Shabby Chic Grey' papers.  Oh my these are so beautiful and I love the soft pink and grey colour scheme right up my street lol!


Anyway, I've used lots of goodies on my card today as I was feeling in a kind of fussy mood when I made this one.


A little close up of the adorable image.  I used the 'no lines' technique to stamp her with by using a light grey Memento ink so when coloured you can't really see them.  I love this effect it just sort of brings a softness to the image.  You can also see that gorgeous organza ribbon here too and trust me it's so pretty.


A few flowers and bits of lace too and my card just came together.  Love it when that happens lol.  The fab border around the layer under the image was made using a Lady E Design border die and what I love about this one is if you look closely you will notice I've used both the positive and negative die cuts so there is literally no wastage, how cool is that!



Right folks, that's all from me today.  All of the Crafteezee goodies I've used on my card can be found over in the store and I've popped all of the links at the end of my post for you.

Have a lovely week and happy crafting.

Take care,
Ann-Marie
xxx

Challenges I would like to enter:-

Stamping Sensations  -  feminine

All Dressed Up  -  anything goes (with ADU image)

Creations in Pink  -  anything mainly in pink

Colour Crazy Challenge  -  anything goes

Craft Rocket challenges  -  bows and/or buttons

Addicted to Stamps and more  -  photo inspiration (went with pink theme and sparkly)





5 February 2020

Polkadoodles Odella Heart

Good morning lovely crafty peeps.  Jeez what an end to my week last week everything that could go pear shaped went pear shaped lol.  Add to that my daughter choosing her GSCE options for the next two years and my son sitting A Level mocks, what a flippin week lol!  I'm sincerely hoping this next one is a little easier on us.  So here I am today popping in quickly to share some Polkadoodles love with you.  This is my DT make, albeit a few days late oops!!


So this week the DT were challenged to make something which included a secret surprise.  Well it took me ages to decide on what I wanted to create but eventually settled on an easel card and if you lift up the base it includes a secret little treat box which you can fill with a sweet surprise for someone.  

I went with a heart theme seeing as Valentine's isn't far off and coloured up the adorable Odella Heart with copics to compliment the pretty Polkadoodles papers.  I actually used a Polkadoodles heart shaped template to get my shaped card.  There's a few more piccies for this one as it was difficult to try and get a view of everything so I apologise now for the photo heavy post.

Medium:  copics
Heart Template from Polkadoodles Work & Play 9 'Love & Kisses' download kit


A piccie up next of the easel card stood up.


A little side view and if you look carefully you can just make out the box underneath.


If you lift the card base up you reveal the hidden treat box filled with yummy Elizabeth Shaw mints in my case lol.


Last piccie up next I promise!  Here's a closer look at the sweet Odella Heart, just fab isn't she.

Copics used

Skin:  E000, E11, E13
Clothes:  RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29/BG72, BG75, BG78/Y21, Y26
Hair/Boots:  E43, E44, E47, E49

Okay so that is all from me today.  I'm off to try and catch up with a few things and finish some work for tomorrow, so I'll catch up with you soon folks.

Take care and happy crafting.

Ann-Marie
xxx


Challenges I would like to enter:-

Crafting Happiness  -  anything goes (optional hearts)

Get Creative  -  use hearts

Stamping Sensations  -  feminine

Cute Card Thursday  -  Valentine

Simon Says Stamp  -  anything goes






27 January 2020

Showered with Love

Happy Monday lovely crafty peeps.  I seem to be getting behind with my blogging of late I have a few crafty makes to share with you so today I shall be sharing a little LOTV loveliness.


I grabbed a couple of the newly released Lili of the Valley images the other day and I couldn't resist colouring up this one first.  This is 'Showered with Love' and I've used my Prismacolor pencils for a change.  Not really sure I'm happy with my colouring on this one so lots more practice is needed with the pencils I think.


Anyway, I thought the image would make a perfect valentine's card and I've had these gorgeous papers in my stash for like forever and they just went so well together.  A little ribbon and few pearls and it all came together so easy.


A little close up of the adorable image.  What is it about umbrellas I always love an image with a brolly in it lol, but aren't they just the cutest pair though!



Okay a really quick fly by from me today peeps.  I haven't even got a note for you of the pencils I used.  I did have them written down on a scrap of paper but if you could see my craft room right now you would understand why I can't find it lol!  A job for another day though that one.


So take care folks.  As I said I've got a few more cards to share so I shall be popping in again soon.


Happy crafting.
Ann-Marie
xxx

Challenges I would like to enter:-

Sweet Sketch Wednesday  -  Sketch 175

Love to Craft  -  anything goes

Tales from the Craft Room  -  something new (new stamp)

Colour Crazy Challenge  -  anything goes

The Sisterhood of Crafters  -  new acquired stash (new stamp)

Creative Inspirations  -  something new


13 January 2020

A little Crafteezee goodness


Happy Monday crafty peeps.  I'm playing catch up with my posts so I'm popping in to share some Crafteezee All Dressed Up love with you today.


I have two cards to show so first up is a card using All Dressed Up 'Have an Ice Birthday' by Crafteezee and she's been coloured with copics to compliment the beautiful ScrapBoys 'Cotton Winter' papers.  I've matted them on to kraft as I love the look it gives with the soft colours of the papers.  All of the Crafteezee goodies I've used on my cards can be found over in the store and I've popped the links at the end of the post for you. 


A little close up of the image ... she's a sweetie pie isn't she and perfect for those winter birthday cards.  She's definitely one of my faves for this time of year.


I cut a kraft swirly vine by using the Lady E swirls die and just popped a few little roses on it.



I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends  -  always anything goes

Stamping Sensations  -  favourite stamps

CRAFT  -  anything goes

All Dressed Up  -  anything goes

Crafty Gals Corner  -  winter fun



Okay so my next card to share is again using an All Dressed Up stamp by Crafteezee.  She is called 'Love to Dance' and I've used a mix of copics and spectrum noir markers to colour her.  I took my colour theme from the delicious Mintay 'old manor' papers and it's not a colour scheme I would normally think of using but oh boy do I love it!


A closer look at the image.  She's beautiful isn't she and so very easy to colour.  I fussy cut her out and raised her up with some 3d glue for a little added dimension.  I stamped the fab sentiment next to her and stamped, coloured and cut out the fab little accessary hearts and raised them up with 3d glue as well.


Just a little touch of lace, pearl trim and some gorgeous ribbon and I was happy my card was complete.



I'd like to enter my second card into the following challenges:-

Love to Craft  -  anything goes

Cardz for Galz  -  haberdashery

Cute Card Thursday  -  embellish it



Okay so that's me all caught up with my Crafteezee DT posts.  I've managed to grab myself a day off today so I was hoping to have a bit of a crafting session but unfortunately after a week back at school my daughter's managed to pick up a stinking cold so she's home bless her and hubby appears to be home for the day too, so I don't think my crafty session is going to go according to plan do you!?!

Take care folks and I'll catch up with you soon.

Ann-Marie
xxx










10 January 2020

A Polkadoodles 'Thank you'

Happy Friday crafty peeps.  I hope you are all well and enjoyed a lovely Christmas and New Year.  We had a fab time here, lots of family time and games (we seemed to be hooked on Rummikub this year lol) and good food and lots of naughty sweety things which I shouldn't really have!


So time to return to some semblance of normality.  The kiddies have gone back to school, the decs are sort of half down and I'm back to work.  I always struggle getting back into our routine the first week but I'm getting there albeit slowly lol.


Well as it's Friday, we have our usual new challenge up over of the Polkadoodles Craft Challenge blog.  A little reminder that it's always an 'anything goes' theme for all you peeps and there are fab prizes to be won even for the DT's top 3, how cool is that!  So let me show you my make.  It's a 'Thank you' card using some Polkadoodles Winnie goodness.  She's been cropped to fit my frame and coloured with copics.

Medium:  copics
Sentiment:  Winnie Celebrations 3
Ribbon, cardstock and gems from stash


A closer look at sweet Winnie next.  I've cropped her down to fit my frame.

Copics list

Skin:  E000, E11, E13, R20
Hair:-  E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
Clothes/Flowers:-  BV02, BV04, BV08/
R32, R43, R46/
BG000, BG01, BG05, BG07/
YG11, YG13, YG17, G28/
Y21, Y26, YR23

Okay so that is all from me today folks.  Thank you for taking the time to stop by my little patch of cyber space and I hope you have a lovely (hopefully crafty) weekend.

Take care.
Ann-Marie
xxx



Challenges

Colour Crazy Challenge  - anything goes

Crafty Creations  -  anything goes

A bit more time to craft #107  -  anything goes