Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Lewis' 9th Birthday

Okay, so... as promised, here is Lewis' birthday card.  Wanted to keep it really simple and cutesy and this image from Phindy is soooo Lewis!

I started by printing out the image and then coloured it with my promarkers and added the little dotty background. I then added some DP that matched the colours used (what a find as it matched perfectly and it was from my scrap stash) and then simply finished it off with a simple birthday greeting. He loved it.

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs, Fae xxx

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Birthday Boy

Hi girls
Sorry I haven't blogged for a while. I have been in a littel bit of pain and have been running around like a fairy in a trance getting presents etc for my baby boy's 9th birthday tomorrow. Can't believe he's going to be nine already... it's gone so fast! Seriously though, where does the time go???

Anyway, I'll be posting his birthday card tomorrow (because he looks at my blog) and then I'll hopefully be back to normal.

Hope you are all well.
Thanks for putting up with my absence.

Hugs, Fae xxx

Sunday, September 19, 2010

DT Cards for Hodge Podge Shop

Hi girls
A lot has happened since my last post... no I didn't win the lottery. But I did win a family ticket to Broxbourne Safari Park on the radio and I have been given a post as a DT (Design Team) member on the Hodge Podge Shop Challenge Blog for six months.  Here are the first cards I have made using their images.

Card Number 1: I made up a basic easel card and printed off HPS (Hodge Podge Shop) image (Genie Oil Lantern), which I coloured with ProMarkers Pastel Yellow and Canary. I highlighted certain parts of the image with a gold Sakura Gelly Roll Pen and added adhesive 1mm gemstones and 2mm pearls.

I mounted the image onto two different DP (designer paper) from the MME Bright Dots Stack. And then added some Petaloo flowers and some roses (from stash). The 'wishes' sentiment, comes from Craftwork Cards.

Card Number 2:  Is your basic A5 card (A4 folded in half). I cut some DP, that I thought would match my colours and stuck it to the base and printed off the second of my HPS images (Halloween Owl) and coloured it using ProMarkers; Indigo Blue, Canary, Pumpkin, Honeycomb, Cocoa, Terracotta and Cinnamon.

I cut a piece of white card and edged it with the Indigo Blue PM so that it would match the blue used behind the moon and mounted the image to that with DSST (double sided sticky tape) and then added a coordinating ribbon.

The digital images used in both of these cards are available here if you are interested.

Hope you like my cards, my first effort as a DT member for Hodge Podge Shop? And I hope that I have offered you a little bit of inspiration to go and make your own. Happy crafting.

Thanks for stopping by,
Hugs, Fae xxx

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Lelia's Blogoversary Candy

Hi Girls
[Green] Goddess Creations is giving away a fantastic blog candy to celebrate her two year blogoversary! The candy will be drawn on 2nd October so you have until midnight on 1st October to enter. All you have to do is post a picture of her candy on your blog and then leave her a fab comment! Click here to read the rules. If you don't want to enter the candy competition, pop over and have a look at her blog anyway. Lelia has some fantastic creations on her blog and the inspiration is amazing. If she doesn't have something to inspire you, then noone has. Here is the candy she is offering:

Good luck.
Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs, Fae xxx

Emo Halloweenies Blog Hop WINNER!!

Oh my God!!! I think I must've stepped in something????

I won FIRST PLACE in the Simply Betty Emo Halloweenies Blog Hop! And won two really fabulous hallowe'en digi stamps. I can't wait to get started with these little beauties.

I'm off to buy a lottery ticket for tonight!
Thanks for stopping by,
Hugs, Fae xxx

Friday, September 17, 2010

Blog Candy Second Prize!!!

The wonderful Sharon Keanly over at Sharon's Kards Korner has awarded me second prize in her blog candy competition, and what a second prize it is... LOOK!!!

I am sooooo chuffed to have been selected from all of the candidates and my congratulations go out to Lins who won first prize.

I can't wait to get playing with these little beauties. My first Whiff of Joy stamps... boy am I going to have fun.

Thanks Sharon, you have made my day!

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs, Fae xxx

Thursday, September 16, 2010

White on White

Hi Girls

Well...I got up this morning and had a look at Mo's challenge blog and discovered that this week's challenge was 'white on white'.

The image can be coloured but the background and the embellishments must be predominantly white.

So... I thought this might be a bit tricky at first but then the telephone rang and it was my Aunty Rosanne.  For those of you that know my family or know of my family... we never talk for five minutes and hang up! It's ALWAYS an hour long conversation. Which is great, because I love talking to my Aunty RoRo, she's always out when she calls, and so usually ends up having a conversation with me and most of London too while she's at it.

Today she was shopping for Disaronno and discussing tiger bread (which made me VERY hungry). Anyway, the conversation flowed and while that did, so did my creativity. I made this card the whole time I was on the phone to her. I literally finished it... as we say our goodbyes! One hour and twenty minutes!!!

Here is what I did:
The image used is 'Angelica's Balloons' by Mo at Digital Pencil, which I printed off twice (main image and for decoupaging the balloons). First of all I took some white embossed DP and placed it onto the top of the easel card. Then I cut another piece to fit the base and cut out a large circle using my nestabilities and my Big Shot. I stuck these down. I then used the same scalloped cirle to cut around my image, which I coloured with me ProMarker pens: Blush, Ivory, Blossom, Pastel Pink, Tan and Sandstone. I stuck this down to the front of the easel and added 1mm adhesive pearls. I printed off another image and just cut out the balloons, which I coloured and decoupaged over the first image with foam adhesive pads (so that they were 'out of the circle').

I then added some ribbon, some flowers (using my new hot glue gun) and... here is the finished card. Hope Mo likes it, but hope you do too?

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs, Fae xxx

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Memory Lane

Ha ha ha what fun.

Keryn at Poppy Dog Blogspot is challenging people to post their 'old' photos. So I thought I would get in on that one too. 

Here's me as a little nipper. My grandparents used to live in a big block of flats at Deptford in London and I used to love playing in the play area downstairs at the base. She lived on the seventeenth floor and the lift was ALWAYS breaking down or being vandalised. So glad she lives in Watford, just around the corner from me, now.

This photograph was of me c1980, when I was still at school. I was totally crazy about Gary Kemp in Spandau Ballet and was convinced that one day I would marry him. Now he's a client of my dad's and I keep badgering my dad to get me his autograph... but he won't!

This last photograph is of me with one of the actors from The Bill. He played the character PC Reg Hollis. My dad's friend contacted him to ask if the film crew could 'borrow' one of my dad's Dobermann Pinchers for the day, so I took along Digger (RIP). We had a great day and Digger had his fifteen minutes of fame! And, it was one of my favourite episodes (I wonder why???)

Thanks for visiting.
Hugs, Fae xxx

Good Luck Lianne

Hi girls

Here's another card that I have been doing today. I am entering it into the Sketch Saturday Challenge and here is the sketch they gave us this week to work with.

I decided to make a card for my daughter, Lianne. Although she is only is Year 9, she has been asked to do a Btec exam in Physical Education (which is the equivalent of TWO GCSEs) and next May she will also be doing her Science (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) exams early. I am really proud of her as she has been working very hard on her coursework and I hope this card will wish her well and good luck. But, because she will be doing these exams in Year 9, there is no real pressure, because if she doesn't do as well as her teachers are expecting her to, she can resit them in Year 10 if she wants to aim for a higher grade. If, however, she does as well as her teachers expect, she can keep the grade and then that takes some pressure off for when she does her other GCSEs in Year 10. Win, Win situation...

I started by laying down the background paper from My Minds Eye (Bright Dots Stack) and then mounted a string of some other co-ordinating paper from the stack onto blue cardstock. I mounted the Tiddly Inks image onto the same blue paper and then mounted some chipboard stars onto the same papers.

The image was coloured with ProMarkers: Sky Blue, Demin Blue, Cardinal Red, Ivory, Blush, Cocoa, Cinnamon, Sandstone and Ice Grey 1.

I mounted some co-ordinating ribbon onto the blue cardstock I used before and then printed a greeting on the printer using Cool Dog font from

All done. Hope you like it?

Good luck baby xxx

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs, Fae xxx

Hallowe'en Betty

And now to my final card ( far).

I have made this card for the Simply Betty Stamps 'Emo Halloweenie Blog Hop'. All you have to do is leave a comment on each and every blog included in the Hop and then make a halloween card (using one of the Simply Betty Stamps, but you're not allowed to use one of their Hallowe'en stamps).

The cutesy the better and then colour it hallowe'enie style, hence the GREEN face. There are some fantastic new digi stamps up for grabs so good luck, if you take part, and 'happy hopping'. The DT have some fantastic halloew'en style cards on display which should give you some brilliant inspiration.

But, anyway, this is my offering (although it's nowhere near their standards).

I used 'Betty1' digi stamp and coloured her with ProMarkers: Blossom, Rose Pink, Grass, Forest Green, Lime Green and Black. I then mounted her onto Black Mirri card and used the Martha Stewart stars border punch. I then mounted that onto Black adhesive glitter, then mounted onto white and then again onto black cardstock (leaving small borders each time).  I then cut some of the 'Madly in Love' stack DP and used the MS Doily Punch along the bottom which I then added some black sparkly ribbon to and then mounted the whole thing onto black mirri card basecard. I finished it off with a black greeting (from my stash) and added some white highlights. Phew!!!

Hope you like it?

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs, Fae xxx

Fallin' Leaves

Right girls, my next card has been created using one of Mo's (Digital Pencil Too) freebies from Paper Craft Planet. You have to be a member of her group on PCP to get them and she only leaves them as freebies for 24 hours so you have to be lucky. Usually, I am not so lucky, but I happened to see her post on Facebook and grabbed my chance with both hands (and ten fingers too) and grabbed it before the allotted time was up. Phew!

I'm not a big fan of cats (except wild cats, if I could own a panther or a leopard I would jump at the chance but I would rather see them in the wild personally), but this cats face is very appealing. He's very cute and I love the whole fallin' leaves thing too (Autumn is my favourite season). The digi stamp actually only came with the leaf on his nose so I doctored it slightly in and copied the leaf and made it all different sizes and placed them all around him so that it looked like he was having fun at the base of a tree that was shedding it's leaves. I can remember Steve raking all the leaves up one year from the back garden and he had a huge pile and Lewis, who was probably about four, ran out the back door and jumped straight into the middle of the pile squealing with laughter!!! Bless him. Anyway, I'm waffling again.

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs, Fae xxx

Merry and BRIGHT!!!

Morning, sorry it's been a while since my last post. I have been busy making my cards and although I started them, I didn't quite get around to finishing them. Or at the very least, photographing them. So here I am...

I decided it was time to use one of my new Lili of the Valley Christmas stamps, as I have been looking at it a while and haven't stamped with it. I didn't want to go with the traditional green and red or white and black Christmas card and eventually decided on red and yellow... strange??? Yeah, I know but I think it actually works. I think it looks a bit like a flattened christmas cracker??? Let me know what YOU think?

Don't you just love this bear??? I coloured him with ProMarkers: Cocoa, Cinnamon and Sandstone (and then went over it with a brown sharpened pencil to pick out areas of his fur), Cardinal Red, Berry Red and Yellow. I then picked out the star and the tinsel with Moon Dust Stickles and a white highlighter pen (Sakura Gelly Roll).

I then added some non-traditional background paper from My Minds Eye (Bright Dots Stack), some red and yellow cardstock which I border punched with the Martha Stewart Stars punch, added some ribbon and a shiny red button.

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs, Fae xxx

Friday, September 10, 2010

Happy Hallowe'en

Good Morning fellow crafters
Here's a little card I put together last night.

I wanted this image the moment I saw her and couldn't wait to print her off and start colouring.  That's what I love about digi-stamps, you don't have to wait for the postman, but... be warned... it's very addictive!!!

Anyway, here is my card and here's what I did: I printed off the 'Spooky Birthday' Tiddly Inks image and the ProMarkers used were; Burnt Orange, Blush, Ivory, Apricot, Ice Grey 1, Cool Grey 3 and a bit of glitter.

I added some designer Hallowe'en themed papers to the background and some orangey stars. I then added some black, orange and brown 1mm gemstones and black and orange ribbon to finish.

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs, Fae xxx

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Sapphire Wedding Anniversary

Hello again fellow crafters.

My friend Carolyn, asked me to make a card for her parents 45th Sapphire Wedding Anniversary so I put my thinking cap on and, although it doesn't have any Sapphire on it, I hope it will suffice? I tried it with a navy blue background but it just looked odd, so I decided to keep the layout sketch really simple and go for Sepia and Cream with a splash of Green.

Okay, so here's what I did:  Carolyn gave me a photograph of her parents that I scanned and edited to change the colour to Sepia. I then ran the image through my Big Shot with my large scalloped nestabilities. I printed the text directly onto the cardstock. I added some black ribbon (from my stash) to the centre and then mounted the photograph together with the flowers and the flourishes. To finish the card off, I added 1mm cream pearls to each of the scallops (the ones that were visible anyway).

The verse inside the card, reads as follows:

A marriage made in heaven, 
is beautiful and rare.
And brings a life of happiness, 

just like the one you share.
Your trust in one another,

is a very precious thing.
And you deserve a lovely day, 

for all the joy you bring.

Happy anniversary to you both
Mum and Dad

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like my cards enough to keep visiting.
Hugs, Fae xxx

RoRo's Birthday

And here's another little beauty from Tiddly Inks.

I made this card for my Auntiy Rosanne, as it is her birthday on the 25th September.

She wouldn't let me make her a card last year as my grandmother died just before her birthday and, understandably, she didn't feel much like celebrating, which I can accept totally as not only was my nanna her mother, but she was also her best friend and dependent (miss you nanna, love you lots).

Anyway, because of the circumstances last year that prevented me from making her a card, I thought I would make an extra special one this year. I hope she likes it. It's rather larger than the cards I normally make but I made the image quite a bit larger and added so many embellishments.

I coloured the image with ProMarkers; Ivory, Blush, Cinnamon, Henna, Cocoa, Demin Blue, Indigo Blue, Blossom and Rose. I then added the lettering which I cut on my Big Shot. Added some different papers, some ribbon, some flowers and some swirly bits (using Marianne Creatables and also cut on the Big Shot).

Hope you like what I have created today?

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs, Fae xxx

Meet Marvin

OMG. Look at what I found last night while I was surfing the net.

I stumbled across a website called The Stamping Bazaar and look what I found there. Marvin the Bat! Isn't he just the cutest little bat you have ever seen. They are currently offering all three image of Marvin for $10.00 so of course I HAD to have them (Hmmm, I need to get back to work and soon before I end up bankrupt!).  More 'Shhhhhh'...please.

Anyway, I bought ALL THREE (what a bargain) and here is what I have done with our little Marvin. Yep, you guessed it, more Hallowe'en cards.

Here's what I did with him: I used ProMarkers: Cinnamon, Cocoa, Henna, Livory, Blush, Blossom, Cardinal Red, Yellow and Blue Bell. The slightly lilac haze around the edges was done with coloured pencil and Sansodor.

I then 'cut' (with great pain) some designer paper from my DCWV 'Madly in Love Stack' and mounted it onto black mirri card used for the base. And then cut some more (oh my...panic attacks now!) from a different sheet in the stack and layered that on top with some more glittered velvet ribbon (from Norfolk stash). I then just added a sentiment (I chose this one as I can use it either as a Hallowe'en card or as a Birthday card depending on my mood in October) and some highlights with my Sakura Jelly roll white hightlighter pen.

I haven't done anything with these images yet, I just wanted to show you how I coloured them. I can't wait to add them to cards, but that's for a later date.

Thanks for dropping by. Hope you like it?
Hugs, Fae xxx

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

The Dark Side...

Ok fellow crafters, as promised, here is the card I made with the image I coloured yesterday 'Betty Belfrey' only a hallwe'eny version of her...

I kept the card quite simple as I didn't want to draw too much attention to anything else other than the image itself.  I cut around the image and mounted it onto black mirri card and then onto a purple case card.

I simply then added some black and purple mini gemstones (from stash), some black, velvet, sparkly ribbon (from recent trip to Norfolk) and a bat charm / pendant thingy that I kept when my daughter broke the necklace that it hung from.

The inside simply reads:
Happy Hallowe'en

Hope you all like how it 'eventually' turned out and are not too disappointed with the finished result?

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs, Fae xxx

Tiddly Pinks

Okay... so the challenge over on the Tiddly Ink Challenge blog this week is 'Happy Birthday'. Christy is wishing a very merry unbirthday to everyone with this challenge.

As I have a friends, an aunts and a nephews birthday all coming up this month, I thought I would get stuck in and make a start.

Here is my card for the Tiddly Challenge: I started with a Black mirri card base and added some DCWV Designers papers to it. I then mounted my image 'TI Pinky' onto black mirri card also and coloured her with the following ProMarkers: Ivory, Blush, Ice Grey 1, Cool Grey 3, Blossom, Magenta and Cinnamon. I then did my usual thing with the whole 'dotty' background thingy and added a glittery sentiment (leftover from a kit stash), a rather large black flower and a black circle centre, which I covered with glue and sprinked with micro beads.

I then added a little bit of highlighting to her hair and clothes and used the same white highlighter to pick out certain areas of the netting under her dress. 

Hope you like it as much as I do. I was very pleased with how this turned out. I know that quite a few of you have commented on the dotty backgrounds, so here's a little close-up piccy so that you can see that the dots are very random... no skill involved.

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs, Fae xxx

Monday, September 06, 2010

Betty Belfrey

Hello again, I have a confession to make... I'm a digi-holic!

I've bought some more digi stamps and I think I need help!!! ;o(

This is two of the stamps I bought this morning, from Tiddly Inks, that I have merged together and I couldn't print them off fast enough.  Although I have coloured this image in and it's finished, I haven't added it to a card yet but I just had to show it to you before doing anything else with it as I am sooooo pleased with it.

It's going to be a hallowe'en card for one of  my very best friends and, like I said, I just had to show it to you post colouring.

Here's what I did: I merged the two stamps 'gothic window' and 'betty belfrey' together. I then coloured it with ProMarkers; Ice Grey 1, Cool Grey 3, Indigo Blue, Forest Green, Cocoa,  Henna, Amethyst, Ivory and Blush and then used my white pencil to highlight the trees and white Sakura Jelly Roll highlighter for the rest.

I hope you like it...?
Thanks for stopping by: hugs, Fae xxx

What was I saying yesterday about...

best laid plans and all that???

Got the kids up bright and early this morning. Breakfast, wash, brushing of teeth, getting dressed in smart new school clothes and into the car... da de da de dah!

Dropped Lianne off at school at 8am (her school starts at 8.15am) and then drove Lewis to his school. Got to our usual parking space in plenty of time and sat in the car for fourty-five minutes just around the corner from the gates. At 8.50am we decided it was time to walk around and then I suddenly thought to myself, 'where are all the children and all the parked cars?' Doh! No... doh is not enough but I can't put into words how idiotic I felt at that moment in time... the school gates were locked! It's an INSET DAY! Not only did they not go in Thursday and Friday last week due to Inset Days but the teachers have decided to have today aswell.

What a numbty! I told you I would end up with an expression the same as the robots, only I didn't expect it to be through my own stupidity!

Enjoy your day, whatever it brings you ;o)
Hugs, Fae xxx

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Moon Dust and Fairy Wings

Here's another Tiddly Inks image that I can't seem to leave alone at the moment. She's just so adorable.

To a white 15cm x 15cm base card I added the MME Designer Paper, then I mounted the image onto black mirri card and wrapped this gorgussssss yellow polkadot ribbon (part of my stash that I purchased in Norfolk recently...poor Steve) around it.

I then coloured the image with ProMarkers: Ice Grey 1, Cool Grey 3, Cocoa, Cinnamon, Ivory, Blush, Yellow and Pastel Blue.  I then just covered her wings in Stickles 'Moon Dust' to complete her.

Hope you like my card, here's a close up.I think I might have over done it slightly with the highlighter pen, but I think it's passable regardless.

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs, Fae xxx

Green, Green, Grass

Hi girls, another offering (or two) for you.

Lewis had a football game this morning, so while he and Steve were at the game, I got busy in my crafty area and make this card.  Another image from Tiddly Inks, couldn't resist this lovely robot.  How cute is he?

Have to do loads of ironing this evening as Lianne and Lewis are back to school tomorrow...phew and therefore, won't have time to make any more cards today! But tomorrow is another day and I'm thinking about a whole day of crafting in peace and quiet methinks?  Not saying anything else, you know what they say about best laid plans etc etc... (keeping shhhhtum... not another word from me).

Used Forest Green, Pear Green, Lime Green and Soft Green Promarkers (yes, I know I'm not a fan of green but this only required these colours...okay?). I then mounted it ontl white base cardstock, covered in my MME designer papers and then added the buttons and screw heads (from my stash).

Hope you like him, I think he's really cute. I think this is how I will look tomorrow when the kids have gone back to school... dazed and confused and glad that the summer holidays are FINALLY over! Ha ha ha, love you children... no really I do... missing you already?

Thansk for stopping by.
Hugs, Fae xxx

Indian Summer ???

Hello peeps.

Just a quick post from me for today. Been colouring in a Mo's Digital Pencil image since last night and I was really pleased with how it turned out.  I just had to add it to a card so that I could share it with you.  The sketch was a really simple one but I thought that it was all this image needed really. Nothing too fussy, just clean and crisp.

Anyway, I coloured in the image with my ProMarkers' Ivory, Blush, Demin Blue, Pastel Blue, Forest Green, Lime Green, Pear Green, Cocoa, Cinnamon and Sandstone and then just dotted the grass around the dog (isn't he a cutie).

Used my back mirri card as the base card again and then added some of my 'My Minds Eye, Bright Dots Collection papers (new papers... oooooer. No, still shhhh, I have definitely got away with it...YAY!) and mounted that onto the base card after I added a length of black stitched ribbon.

And that as they say is that... hope you like it?

Thanks for stopping by. Hugs, Fae xxx

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Does this colour reflect my mood???

As apposed to "Does my bum look big in this?"

Hi girls
What happened to the sun???

Thought I would do another, slightly darker card again and I love this little goth girl by Christy Croll at Tiddly Inks. Rather than do the usual black, red and pink, I thought I would go for lilacs, greens and black for a change and I think it works rather well together. This is another of the fabulous sheets I bought yesterday (still Shhhh, I think I got away with it! But only because I hid them all after spending most of the afternoon 'stroking' them all) and it broke my heart having to cut this one up, but I still have another sheet....hmmmm [grinning like a Cheshire cat].] ;o)

Anyway, this is using the same TI image as before but with the new colours. I'm afraid I used so many colours that I cannot remember them all but I think the main ones were: Ivory, Blush, Lime Green, Soft Green, Yellow, Pastel Yellow, Ice Grey 1, Cool Grey 3, Bluebell, Amethyst and Lilac (and of course, my trusty white highlighter).

The background paper is embossed and covered in glitter, which is what makes it so gorgusssssss and I cut out two of the little hearts from the leftover scrap (ugh... what a horrible word to use for something so beautiful), I meant to say from the little remaining paper that I couldn't possibly have used elsewhere, there...that's better, and mounted them with foam pads along the edge of the image. I mounted the image onto the black mirri card as before and this time used by scalloped dotty MS punch along the bottom edge and added two purple ribbons. I then just simply used dots to create a backdrop for her using the colours I had used on the main image. Et voila! A birthday card suitable for any teenager going through her early menopause (much like Lianne is now...ha ha ha!)

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.
Hugs, Fae xxx

Friday, September 03, 2010

Goodbye Summer

Right, here I am, hi girls.

I thought that now I have a few Tiddly Inks digi stamps in my collection, that I would take the plunge and enter one of their blog challenges. This week the challenge is 'goodbye summer'. "hmmm...okay then...?" she says with a frown. How can I do this, with the stamps that I have got? Not that I wouldn't revel in the chance to buy more, but I went a bit mad in Hobbycraft this morning and bought a whole load of patterned papers (Steve would kill me if he knew how I bribed Lewis to keep his mouth firmly shut with lots of nice things too! He wants to set up a card making business with me...bless him!). Anyway, fifty squid lighter in my purse (Shhhh) and I decided to use one of the images I already have.

Because Hallowe'en and Autumn are my favourite holiday/season of the year, I thought I would go for a Hallowe'en themed birthday (as there are a few in October in my family) and this is what I came up with.

'But what has that got to do with saying goodbye to Summer...?' I hear you all cry. Well... She is a bit gothy looking and has the hallowe'eny theme going on and the stars on the mirri black card indicate the whole early sunset and dark auntumnal skies etc... see there is a logic to my creative madness. I decided to go with the whole pink/red/black theme as that is my thing at the moment. I love these colours.

Here is what I used:
Black mirri card for the base card. The diamond patterned designer paper is from the 'Madly in Love Stack' from DCWV Inc and has some lovely glitter embossed papers included in the stack too... couldn't resist! And more black mirri card on top which I martha stewarted with my stars border punch. I then added the ribbon (an ebay find) the image from Tiddly Inks (of course), which I coloured with my promarkers; ivory, blush, berry red, admiral red, cool grey 3, ice grey 1 and black. I then added some gold sakura jelly roll pen on the crown and her whatever the hell that's called she's holding and some white highlights. To finish I simply added a CWC birthday sentiment, some small 1mm gemstones and pearls and some flowers (again sourced on ebay).

Hope you like the card and thanks for stopping by.
Hugs, Fae xxx

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Elisabeth Bells Candy Offer

Wow, Sharon over at Sharon's Kards Korner is offering some very 'sweet' blog candy.

The Candy that Sharon has decided to offer one lucky individual is at the top of my side bar and has a direct link to her blog... it by Elisabeth Bell and is called Aladdin 1001 nights. How gorgeous are they? To qualify as an entrant for this Candy, there are a few minor stipulations.  You need to:
  • Be a Follower of her blog
  • Become a Follower, if you are not one already. 
  • Advertise this Blog Candy in the sidebar of your Blog until the draw date, which will be 17th September 2010
  • And finally, leave a comment for Sharon, telling her why you think you should win this Candy
Good luck everyone, and please remember me if you should win. If I'm not lucky enough to win them myself and YOU are, I shall be expecting some stamped images, these are just too cute NOT to share.

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs, Fae xxx

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

New Mythical Beasts

To relieve some of the boredom in our household today, I decided to challenge the children to create a new mythical creature.

Lewis gave up after two minutes and drew his dad instead (well...he is sort of a mythical creature) and Lianne refused to allow me to photograph hers, so I thought I would share my new mythical creature with you all instead.  I have decided to call it a 'Droggone' - part dragon, part dog!

I have only sketched it in pencil so I apologise if the photograph isn't as clear as it could be, but the children liked it and Lewis wants to put it on his bedroom wall.

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.
Hugs, Fae xxx

Faerie Fae 2

Well, having discovered that my mother has been sneaky peeking a look at my blog BEFORE her birthday, i decided not to post this card until TODAY (mother!!!).

Having posted the cards from both my dad and my children, I decided to keep with the fairy theme that I used on my dad's card and use this other image, also called Fae (from Tiddly Inks).

Here's what I did:

Promarkers used were: Grass; Lime Green, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Ivory and Blush. I then used some free papers from My Minds Eye (Card Making and Papercraft Magazine), a sentiment from Craftwork Cards, some metal flowers that I bought in a craft shop in Norfolk and some paper Prima flowers. I also added some Lime metallic Sukura Jelly Roll on her shoes and for the stars. Hope you like it???

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs, Fae xxx