29 April 2012

A Wee Florist card

Hi folks I hope you've been having an enjoyable weekend.  Its been extremely quiet here the kiddiwinkles stayed over their nanny's this weekend and although hubby and I appreciate and savour the time together we miss them dearly.  Normal chaos now resumes though the house is once again upside down and I can't see the lounge carpet for toys.  I think my little Emilie is on a one girl mission to rid the planet of trees with the amount of paper she gets through with all her drawing and creating and there's noise, beautiful noise the house is so quiet without them. 

Anyway I digress.  I wanted to pop on and show you a little card I made for the challenge over on Dieing for a Challenge blog.  Its a sketch challenge this time and a fab one at that too. 

I've used Wee Florest for my card and she's been coloured with copics and promarkers with some help from a prismacolor pencil for the hair.  I do so adore these little beauties - another little addiction coming on I think. 

A little close up of just the image.  I used ribbon around the outside for a change and the sentiment is a Whimsy postage stamp.  The papers are another download from Raspberry Road and are soft and pretty.  In fact thats how the image was meant to turn out all soft and pastel but it didn't work out that way.  Butterflies are a Martha Stewart punch and I've edged them with fine glitter.

Okay thats about it on the card front.  I certainly hope the weather is better for you where you are and that you have a great start to the week.

Take care folks and happy crafting.


24 April 2012

A little bit of sunshine!!!

Hi folks, me again!

I seem to be in my craft room at every available opportunity at the moment and it won't be long before my hubby makes some comment about not spending any time together, but I will be okay for tonight at footy is on the tv! 

A bit of a different colour combination from me today.  These colours are not ones I normally reach for but I was inspired by the gorgeous papers and I must say I rather like them.   I am so in love with this adorable little image she is called 'Sunkissed' and is from Elisabeth Bell for Whimsy Stamps. 

I decided to use a border all around my card this time and will definately be doing this again as I really like the outcome.  I don't have any Martha Stewart punch around the page sets but I do have a Multi-Shaper punch from Docrafts.  I have had this for ages and its a 5 in 1 punch you can do a border, circle, oval, square or corner and I think it cost me at the time around £15 so a lot cheaper than the MS ones.  Haven't seem them around for a bit though so if I want some more I may have to do a bit of searching!

A bit of a close up next so you can see the adorable image, isn't she sweet.  I coloured her mainly with Promarkers this time.  Need a little practice with these I'm finding them a little harder to use than copics.  My grass effect was made with Prisma pencils.

I've decided to list my colours this time just in case you want to know:-

Hair - Copics E31, E33, E35, E37, E29
Skin  -  E000, E00, E11, R20, R81

Trousers  -  Promarkers leaf green, bright green, forest green
Top  -  Buttercup, mustard, honeycombe
Flowers  -  Buttercup, mustard + copics E08, YR04

Grass  -  base colour Promarker meadow green and then
Prismas lime peel, kelly green, apple green

All flowers are from WOC as usual.  I didn't have a large rose in orange so edged a yellow one with a copic pen.  They've all been Stickled but not sure whether you can pick that up in the photo.

Challenges I would like to enter:-

Okay I think thats about enough waffle from me today. 

Take care and happy crafting.


21 April 2012

Cookie's made with love

Okay, so who decided blogger needed a facelift - I don't likey!  Being the creature of habit that I am things like this just irritate me I like the choice of whether or not to change.  You'll laugh as I get quite irrate when I get computer updates and it changes things as well. I'm am sure in a few days I won't even notice but I'm not a happy bunny right now.
Anyway, moving swiftly on I wanted to show you a card I'd made using the great sketch over at Whiff of Joy Challenge blog.   I've used an older Whiff of Joy image and she's so sweet, coloured with copics and prismas.  The large flower and metal corners are from WOC and papers are an old My Minds Eye pad.

I didn't intend for it to have so much depth but by the time I'd added the lace circle and string of pearls its made it fairly deep.

Okay, fairly short from me today.  We had a girly sleepover last night and my aunty came over and we did nails and stuff and my little Emilie joined in too and she had such a good time she really is turning into a girly girl.  So this morning we ended up having a really unhealthy but oh so yummy breakfast.  We had pancakes and got the chocolate fountain out as well with strawberries and bananas I was in chocolate heaven I tell you.


Right I'm gonna toodle on off now, got an evening of Britains Got Talent and colouring.  Take care folks and have a great weekend with whatever you're doing.

Happy crafting.


18 April 2012

Mmmm strawberries!!

Hello again folks, I'm back with a stair step card, at least I think thats what you call it but if its not I apologise.  It was another one of those things that I'd been meaning to have a go at and I've also had these maggies a while and not used them so thought now was a good time.  I don't know why I hadn't done one before it was really easy and I like the fact that it gives you more space to add your images and stuff on.

Images are coloured completely with prisma pencils this time not a pen in sight.  Not quite sure whats going on with the colours in the piccies but Tilda is not as pink IRL she's more of a burgandy to match the papers.  Anyway, that leads me nicely on to the papers which are just beautiful from Raspberry Road Designs.  I must say really getting into the digi papers I like the fact that I don't have to go into panic mode when I'm down to the last piece.  Anway, those that know me will know I adore strawberries not the horrible shop bought watery with no flavour kind but the ones you go and pick on a warm summers day mmmm can just smell them now and I'm sure I must eat more than actually goes in my punnet.

A quick side view up next.  Everything has been distressed with walnut stain distress ink.  Ribbon and wooden strawberries are from stash.  The die cut sentiment is from Craftwork cards, label at the front is a spellbinders, the tag is a Magnolia doohickey and the big heart is a Nellie's multi frame.


Okay, must go housework calls unfortunately, but I hope you all have a great day and manage to partake of a little craftiness somewhere along the line.

Take care, happy crafting.


14 April 2012

Country Garden

Hi folks, happy Saturday to you all, I hope you are having a great weekend. Its a good one here although the kiddies are getting a little down in the mouth as Monday brings the start of school after the Easter break. 

Anyway, wanted to show you my card for the fab sketch over on The Sugar Bowl challenge and for once I'm in plenty of time.  I've used an oldish stamp called 'Country Garden' and coloured her in using copics and promarkers.  The old Martha Stewart doily lace punch had an outing this time but I think its on its last legs I'm afraid so how much longer it will work is anyones guess.

Just a quickie close up next to show you the gorgeous stamp and again she was very easy to colour didn't take that long at all.

Okay fairly short from me tonight (phew I hear you sigh!!!) as yes I know I can waffle. 


Right off to make a hot choccy, do some colouring and have Britains Got Talent on in the background.  The audition part does so make me chuckle.

Take care and happy crafting.


13 April 2012

Maggie Criss Cross card

Hello folks from a rather wet and thundery Bournemouth. I'm a bit of a wimp really I love to hear and watch thunder storms but only when I've got a houseful so its okay today as everyone is home! 

Well I just popped on to show you my latest and I've had a go at doing a criss cross card. I really enjoyed doing it actually its quite easy and I got the tutorial from over on the Just Magnolia blog HERE.  I did it larger than normal its roughly 8" x 8" as I wanted to add on my usual flowers but didn't want to cover up the gorgeous paper. Another first for me was I had a go at masking two stamps -  now that I did find a little more difficult so will have to practice.

A bit of a close up on the next piccie.  I wanted to add in a little grass and also I added in a path and I like how it turned out.  

Images have been coloured with copics and prismas.  I added a few gems as the centre of the flowers.  Flowers are all from WOC, ribbon and lace from my local haberdashery and I now have two local shops so I have choicings - not great for the old pennies though!!!!  The fab papers were a freebie download and they are stunning and from HERE.


Okay thats it from me tonight.  Thanks for visiting me I really do appreciate it and any comments that are left. 

Take care, happy crafting.


7 April 2012

Back to Maggies!

Hello everyone I hope you are having a wonderful weekend and Easter.  I have managed to avoid eating my weight in chocolate (for now!!) but its so tempting and I'm sure I won't be able to hold off for the whole weekend especially when I see the kiddiewinkles scoffing their faces.

Anyway, I've managed to make another card and this time I've gone back to my Maggies.  I've stepped out of my comfort zone with this one.  I don't usually do animals as I never know where to start but as soon as I saw this adorable horse I knew I had to have it.  The daft thing is I kept getting it out and then thinking "nah, I'll have a go another day!" So finally I had a go.  Not really happy with the mane or tail, or even Tilda's hair for that matter, but its something to work on.  I've used copics and prismas to colour but mainly prismas, just using the copics to lay down a base colour really.

I also thought I would have a go at not making a scene as such but adding a few grassy bits and putting the fence on.

Last piccie just shows a bit of a side view.

Papers are the gorgeous Prima 'Nature Garden' and I just love them may have to get myself another pad or two of these.  The swirl is a Cheery Lynn die, the butterflies are an old punch I've had for years and the dragonfly is a Magnolia die and I've just added some gems.


Wow, I'm amazed I've actually managed to finish my post I've had it up on my computer since 10.30 this morning and everytime I tried to sit down and finish it something would crop up.

Okay thats me done I'm off now to do some more colouring in a little peace and quiet - the kiddies have gone up to bed to watch a dvd and hubby is in flicking mode on the tele and I don't know about you but that just annoys me flicking through all the blinking channels!!!!! so I've retired to my craft room.

Take care folks.  Happy crafting.


3 April 2012

Another oldie!

Hey everyone I hope you are all having a good week so far.  Its the kiddies Easter hols for the next two weeks so crafting is a little hit and miss at the moment.  Well I just popped on to show you my latest card and as the title suggests I've been rummaging in my collection again and pulled out another oldie to use.  I'm actually really happy with how this has turned out its not as fussy and fancy as normal but I likey very much.

She's been coloured purely with copics this time not a pencil in sight.  Papers are an old pad I had from Paper Cellar, I've used a Martha Stewart punch for the diagonal border and the sentiment is a die cut from Craftwork cards.  Flowers are obviously all from WOC, ribbon from stash and the charm is a cheapy from a pack from The Works.


Okay, I'm off now its getting a little chilly and I feel a hot chocolate coming on with marshmallows and maybe just a little squirt of cream!!

Take care folks.