12 August 2019

Pretty Tilda with butterfly dress

Hello my lovelies.  How are you all on this fine Monday afternoon.  All is good in our little household.  The washing is on the line and a few chores are done so I've crept into my crafty hideout before anyone notices lol.  The kiddies are now entering their fourth week of summer break and are getting a tad restless so not sure how long I will manage to hideout before they want something.  

Okay so I have popped in to share my latest creation with you and this time I decided to dig out another 'older' Magnolia stamp.  I have so many beautiful and under appreciated older stamps, not just Magnolia's but other brands too and they don't see the light of day often enough.  I am sure I am not the only one guilty of this crime and I've decided that my older but no less gorgeous rubber stamps get an outing so this is me making a conscious effort to use all my stash.

Here is my card made using Magnolia Tilda with Butterfly Dress and she's so pretty.  She has been coloured up with copics to compliment the pretty papers and I've just added a few flowers and pearls to finish off.

Image:  Magnolia Tilda with Butterfly Dress
Sentiments:  LOTV
Medium:  copics
Papers:  Craft Sensations 'romantic fine art'
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts
pearls and ribbon from stash



A little close up of her.  I do think she's one of my favourites, for now that is until I ink up the next one lol!!

Copic list

Face/Body:  E000, E11, E13
Clothes:  RV00, R81, R83, R85, R59/E41,E43, E44
Roses/Basket:  RV63, RV66/E41, E43, E47
Hair:  E41, E43, E44, E47, E49

Okay, so that's all from me today folks.  I'm in desperate need of a coffee and then it's time to colour up something else.

Take care and happy crafting.

Ann-Marie
xxx

Challenges:-

Crafty Friends challenge 116  -  use ribbon and/or lace

Love to Craft challenge #37  -  August anything goes

Crafting by Designs  -  anything goes




9 August 2019

'Just saying hello' Polkadoodles Wk32 challenge

Good morning lovely crafty people.  A little pop in to my blog today to share with you my make for the new Polkadoodles Week 32 Challenge.

So this week the DT were challenged with making a project to 'just say hello' but as always the theme for you guys wishing to enter is 'Anything Goes' so no excuse not to pop across and share your lovely makes with us.

So for my card I was feeling kind of sparkly so out came the glitters lol!!  I decided to do something I'd been meaning to have a go at for ages ... I printed off onto acetate a pretty butterfly digi from the Lemonade Fizz kit and spent quite a while adding glue and pretty coloured glitters to all of the little sections on its wings. I then put it to one side to dry.  As it dried it went clear so all you can see in the end is the gorgeous sparkly colours.  I then flipped it over and darkened up the veins in its wings with a marker, bent the wings slightly and added a few gems.

I printed off the beautiful papers onto Ultimate Graphic paper and matted them onto black card to make it all pop, added a few faux stitching edges, a sentiment and finally a few gems and voila my card was done.  I'm just a little bit in love with this one it's so sparkly and pretty in real life my photography skills don't pick it up unfortunately lol!

Image:  printed from Polkadoodles 'Lemonade Fizz' download kit
Sentiment:  Polkadoodles Helga Hippo sentiments set
Papers:  Polkadoodles Winnie Celebrations 2 paper 1
printed on to Ultimate Graphic paper


A little bit of a close up of the butterfly.  You can just about make out how sparkly it is!!


Okay so I enjoyed making this card so much I think I may have to make a few more of these gorgeous butterflies.  There's also a couple of bee digi's and a dragonfly .... ooh imagine those in glitter  ...  yep that's definately on the 'to do' list now!!!

Right, that is all from me today folks.  I've got a not so nice work day ahead of me so I'll catch you on the flip side.

Take care and happy crafting.

Ann-Marie
xxx

Challenges:-

Simply Create Too  -  anything goes

Crafting with an Attitude No.54  -  anything goes

Creations in Pink No.12 -  anything goes 'mainly in pink'

Creative Moments No.174  -  anything goes

Simon Says Wednesday  -  use a die cut

Stamping Sensations  -  things with wings










8 August 2019

'What to Wear' and some fab news!

Good morning my lovelies, I hope you are all well.

I have some exciting news to share with you today.  I have joined the fabulous CRAFTEEZEE design team.  I am honoured to be joining such a talented bunch of crafty individuals and a tad nervous too lol!

So with that said I would like to share with you my first DT make for the team.  I inked up the gorgeous All Dressed Up 'What to Wear'.  When I first saw this set of stamps what popped into my head was a picture of my daughter stood in front of her drawers taking ages deciding what clothes to wear which gave me the idea for my card.  I used kraft as a base and then prettied them up by adding some gorgeous Lemoncraft 'Sense & Sensibility' papers.  Ooh these are divine .. very strokeable!!  

I then thought I'd use some mirri card so it would look like she's stood in front of a mirror and used one of the accessory stamps, a chandelier, and stamped that on the mirror too.


A closer look at the gorgeous image.  Isn't she fab.  I coloured her up with my copics to compliment the pretty papers.  The sentiment also comes with her as does the little bag stamp which I coloured and cut out too.

Copics list

Face/Body:  E000, E11, E13
Hair:  E31, E35, E37, E29
Clothes/Bag:  B000, BG53, BG07, BG09/
B91, C1/Y11, Y15, Y17

Okay so that is all from me today.  All of the products can be found over in the Crafteezee store and all of the links to the products I've used are at the end of my post.

Take care and happy crafting.

Ann-Marie
xxx

Challenges:-

Crafty Creations  -  anything goes

All Dressed Up  -  anything goes

Crafting Happiness  -  shaped cards

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends  -  anything goes

Colour Crazy Challenge  -  anything goes

A bit more time to craft  -  anything goes

Classic Design Team Challenge  -  anything goes




27 July 2019

'So sorry' - Polkadoodles Challenge Wk 30

Happy Friday lovely crafty peeps.  I hope you are all well.  We're doing okay here although we're struggling with the heat a little.  Think I would cope better with it if I didn't have to work in it.  Well the kiddies have broken up for summer so all routine has gone out the window lol, but at least I have no lunch boxes to make yay!

So as it's Friday I have my usual Polkadoodles challenge make to share with you.  The DT were challenged with making something to say sorry, but as always for all you other crafty folk its an 'anything goes' theme.

Okay, so for my 'so sorry' make I decided to make a little something for someone who is feeling a little under the weather.  There are some cold/flu bugs going around so thought a little care package would be perfect.  I made mine big enough to fit in a pack of tissues and some hand sanitiser and some cold/flu sachets, but you can change this up in so many ways by adding cough sweets or lip balm etc.  I used 'Ruby Raindrop Umbrella' as my focal point.  I just thought she would be perfect for the job.  She's been coloured up with copics in a combo I don't normally use but thought it was lovely and bright and would cheer anyone up if they were feeling ploppy.

Medium: copics

A little looksie in side the package.


My usual close up of the image.  I think she is so pretty and perfect for any occasion really.

Copics used

Face/Body:  E000, E11, E13
Hair:  E31, E35, E37, E29
Clothes/Umbrella:  YG11, YG13, YG17/Y11, Y15, Y17

Okay so that's all from me today folks.  We've just bought a new tent, nothing fancy, something just large enough to fit my daughter and a few of her mates in so they can camp in the back garden lol.  Never put a tent up in my life so it should be fun, wish me luck lol!!!

Take care and happy crafting.

Ann-Marie
xxx


Challenges:-

Creative Inspirations  -  anything goes

Colour Crazy Challenge  -  anything goes

Addicted to stamps and more  -  anything goes

Lil patch of crafty friends  -  anything goes

Love to craft  -  anything goes






12 July 2019

'Everyday holds new magic' - Polkadoodles Challenge Wk 28

Hello lovely crafty people on this rather humid of Fridays.  I do wish we'd have some rain to freshen things up a little.  They keep threatening storms but they've not materialised yet!

Well as it's Friday there is a new challenge up over on the Polkadoodles Challenge blog.  This week the DT were given the theme 'little princess' so we had to a) use any girlie image b) make something for under 16 and c) make something that could be for her bedroom.  However, for all you lovely peeps the theme is as always 'anything goes' so nice and easy to enter.

So what did I make.  Well I've been itching to colour up Serenity 'Stardust'.  I've had her for a little while and this was the perfect project.  I had my daughter in mind when deciding what to do and she loves box frames so that's what I went with and no sooner had I finished and photographed it she'd nabbed it for her room lol!!

Medium:  copics

I kept the design quite simple really as I wanted the main focus to be the beautiful image and sentiment.  It's not the best close up I must admit but I was struggling with reflections on the glass hence the slightly odd angle of the photo lol.  


My usual close up of the image and for a change I went with silver looking hair this time.  Not 100% sure on the dotty background seemed like a good idea at the time, but my daughter said she loved it so it stayed!

copics used

Face/body:  E000, E11, E13, R20
Hair:  C1, C3, C5, C7
Dress:  RV00, RV63, RV66, RV69
Moon:  Y00, Y11, Y15, Y17
Background:  B91, B93, B95, B97, B99

So okay that's all from me today folks.  Why not pop across to the Polkadoodles Challenge blog and take a look at the fabulous inspiration from my teamies.  Believe me they've really knocked it out the park this week.  Don't forget to enter whilst you're there we'd love to have you join us and then we can come take a look at all your beautiful makes and you never know you may end up being a lucky winner of one of the fab prizes.

Have a lovely weekend peeps and happy crafting.

Ann-Marie
xxx

Challenges:-

Colour Crazy Challenge  -  anything goes

Crafty Catz  -  anything goes

Creative Fingers  -  anything goes

Crafty Creations Challenges  -  anything goes


















28 June 2019

Bundle of Joy

Good morning crafty friends I hope you are all well.  Countdown to the kiddies summer break has begun in our household only a few weeks to go and they can't wait lol.

Well as it's Friday I'm popping in with my DT make for the new challenge over on the Polkadoodles challenge blog.  So this week the DT were challenged to create a celebration project and to include a 'shaker' element.  However, for all you lovely peeps as always its an 'anything goes' theme so nice and easy.  

For my make I settled on a new baby theme and made a fairly clean and simple card.  I used 'New Baby' from the Winnie Celebrations 1 collection and coloured her with copics but you know if you don't have the time or maybe not confident enough with your markers yet she also comes in coloured versions too how fab is that.  I used a cloud die which I've had for like forever and used it to cut out the shaker part and thought as she's perched on a cloud she may as well be up in the clouds so added a few cloud die cuts as well.  Sorry for the ploppy photo just couldn't get one with decent light this was the best of the bunch I'm afraid.

                printed onto Ultimate Graphic paper


My  usual close up next of the image.  She's a real sweetie and so easy to colour too.

Copics used   

Face/Body:- E100, E11, E13, R81
Hair:-  E41, E43, E44, E47, E49
Blues:-  BG000, BG53, BG57
Greys:-  C1, C2, C3, C5
Pink:-  R81, R83 
Yellows:-  Y0000, Y11, Y15
Teddy:-  E40, E41, E43



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



Tuesday Throwdown  -  keep it simple

Addicted to Stamps  -  make your mark

Simon Says Stamp  -  anything goes

The Sisterhood of Crafters  -  any occasion

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends  -  always anything goes

The Creative Crafters  -  anything goes


 

Okay that's all from me today.  Don't forget to come across and join in with us it's so easy and as always there are fab prizes up for grabs.  

I hope you have a fab weekend and if you're suffering this ridiculous heatwave take extra care my lovelies.

Ann-Marie
xxx





   
                        




















24 June 2019

It's a Maggie!!

Well hello lovely crafty friends.  This evening I want to share a card with you that I've made using a Magnolia Tilda stamp.  I haven't coloured up a Maggie in such a long time and I thought it was about time that I put that right lol.  

Don't quote me on the name but I think this is 'Summer Rain' and it's one of my favourites.  I've used my usual copics in colours to compliment the pretty papers, added a little lace, ribbon and some lovely flowers and this card was finished.

Image:  Magnolia Tilda 'Summer Rain'
Medium:  copics
Papers:  Craft Sensations 'Once upon a time'
Dies:  Polkadoodles 'Elegant Nest' set of 3 dies
Ribbon, flowers and pearls from stash

My usual close up for you next.  I do love this colour combo.  For some reason I don't seem to have a list of the copics I've used but I'm pretty certain it's the BV's.  I'll try and find it amongst all the piles of paper on my desk … yep not the tidiest of crafters lol!


Okay so that is all from me tonight.  Before I go I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-

Everybody art challenge  -  anything goes


Love to Craft  -  anything goes

Colour Crazy Challenge  -  anything goes

Magnolia-licious  -  lace or bling

Take care folks, have a great week.

Ann-Marie
xxx