Tuesday, June 02, 2015


Hi Bloggers

Well... what can I say... I can't BELIEVE it's been so long since my last blog. So much has happened, is happening, that I barely have time to catch breath.

I'm off to AUSTRALIA on the 8th June, less than a week away, to see my gorgeous new rellies down under. I can't believe that it's so close, it was more than a year ago that we booked it. It's a journey that just myself and my dad are taking. Lianne has her A Level exams coming up (literally the day after I fly out), Lewis has school to contend with, Mum is looking after the kids and Ruby-Doo and I very much doubt that Steve would want to go with me, even if I asked him... MISERABLE BUGGER!!

Anyway, I thought I would share a few of my creations with you that have kept me busy over the past few weeks and let you all know that I was still alive and well.

Image from Mo's Digital Pencil
I love the image on this card.  She's called Bella Birthday and she can be digitally downloaded here.  The little girl I made this card for is a huge fan of all things 'pink' so hence the pink overload.

Very girlie but very CAS too. I added the sparkly '5th' which was purchased from Hobbycraft.  The pink adhesive pearls were from Mei Flowers and the greeting is one that I typed up and punched out myself.

Coloured with copics and finished off with prismacolour pencils and blended with Sansodor.
Image from Mo's Digital Pencil
This little cutie is called 'I Dunno' (Redux) and can be found here.

Another FIVE birthday card.  The image has no background, I drew that in myself as the sentiment on the inside says "I love you to the moon and back. I added the adhesive gems, as stars, to the image once I had created the night sky behind the moon with Adirondak ink and a foam blender.

I then added the sentiment, the letters and the flowers to finish off the card.  This card was coloured with Promarker Pens and I was really pleased with the finished card.

I hope that you like the cards and hope you will come back again soon to see my other creations as I upload them.

I will post some pictures of my trip when I return from Loveday, Barmera in July.  Hope the weather stays warm for you guys here, apparently the UK is about to have a heatwave and I'M GOING TO MISS IT - just to make you feel better, it's winter in Australia now.

TTFN, Hugs

Sunday, March 29, 2015

She's Charming

Hello bloggers and fellow crafters

This weeks' challenge over at The Paper Shelter is 'Blooming'. The link for the challenge can be found here.

I made this card with the digi stamp called 'She's Charming" from The Paper Shelter and she can be found here.

I wanted to keep this card clean and simple so printed the image and coloured her in with my Copic and ProMarker pens.

I then added a simple sentiment from Craftwork Cards and added some flowers and adhesive pearls.

I love the blue of this young ladies dress but wanted to match it to the background paper (so bit of a fail there) but I am really pleased with how the card itself turned out.  Was exactly what I was aiming for with the 'clean and simple' approach.

I just love the cuteness of this stamp, the way she's powdering her face ready for her big date or even her prom.  Cuteness!!

Anyway, if you're also taking part in The Paper Shelter's challenge, good luck. It's lovely to see all the fabulous cards that other people make with the same images. Lots of inspiration and lots of great ideas.

Take care everyone and hope you all had a wonderful weekend.
Hugs xx

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Si Belle

The Paper Shelter DT Call and GIRLY Challenge

Hi guys,
It took me ages and is only my second attempt but I managed to colour this entire card solely in black, grey and white. And yes, I deliberately added a sepia colour background so that you guys wouldn't think that I had just changed the colour of the photograph to black and white. So NO, I didn't cheat!!

I love this image and think it's quite a girlie image in itself. I kept the embellishments simple and although I was a little scared in colouring this image solely in monochrome, I was actually quite pleased with the finished result.

Just so that you can see how I coloured the image previously, I am adding a small picture of the same image but in bright colours.

Such a cute image and Si Belle can be found here at The Paper Shelter. Check out their other images while you're at it. They're so cute and there is something for everyone.

Hope you like the card and hope you'll come back and visit me again soon.

Have a great weekend Bloggers!

Spring Truffle

Hi Bloggers
Happy Mother's Day!!!

Made this DigiStamp Boutique card for my lovely mum.  It is the first Mother's Day without my nan so I knew it was going to be a hard day for her.

I coloured the image 'Truffle' from the Spring Honey and Truffle Set (found here) with my Promarker and Copic markers and then added a few little embellishments (adhesive pearls and rhinestones) just to finish off the card. I am entering this card into this months Digi Stamp Boutique challenge and this week's Passion for Promarkers challenge.

I then just printed a sentiment and added that to the front at the bottom of the image.

Wasn't 100% happy with the colour of the image itself as I think I made him a little too dark but mum was over the moon with her card so that's good enough for me.

I particularly like the fact that the image has tulips in it as these are her favourites. So I also bought a big bunch of red and white tulips to go with the card.  Happy Mother's Day, Mum.  I love you xx

Hope you're all having a lovely day with your lovely mum's and for those of you whose mum's are no longer with you in person, know that they are with you in spirit, memory and your love.

Hope you like the card?

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Busy, busy, busy...

Hi guys, girls and fellow crafty peeps.

I apologise that I haven't been on line for absolutely ages, I've been renovating my late Grandmothers' house AND it's finally finished AND we have some tenants in, who are absolutely over-the-moon with it.  I hope that they will be as happy in the house as my grandparents were.  They have a young baby so it'll be nice, I'm sure, to have some laughter in there after so long of being empty.  Anyway, it's all done.  Now back to some crafting.

Although I haven't been posting, I have still been making loads in my lovely, calm, craft room.  I'll post some pictures over the next few days, but in the meantime, here are a few I have made today.

My friend, Jane, is 50 on Tuesday next week, (St Patrick's Day) and it is also going to be her wedding day as she will be marrying her lifelong partner, Karen.

Hope the day is extra, extra special with double celebrations for you Jane.

The image is from the Sweet Tooth collection at Tiddly Inks, and is called 'Let Us Eat Cake'.  She can be found here.

The stamped sentiment is from Hero Arts, but I'm not sure who the papers are made by I'm afraid.  They are from my overflowing paper stash.  The card is 8" x 8".

I coloured the image with Copic Pens and added a few embellishments to finish the card off.

This next card was one I made for my sister-in-law's birthday.  I just love the way the colours worked out on this one as she loves yellow and blue and together I think they work really well.

Papers are again from a well overstocked pile of mish mash papers that have no markings whatsoever, to indicate who made them, so I apologise if they are something you would have been interested in purchasing.

The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil and I am entering her into the latest 'Anything Mo Goes' challenge.  She is called 'Bella Carrying the Cake' and can be found here.

Well, these are just two of quite a few I have made over the past few months, but as I said, its my first time blogging in a while so I will need to get back into the swing of things SLLLLLLOOOOOOOWLY, so please be patient with me.

A big thank you to everyone who has emailed me to make sure that I am still alive and kicking, it was nice to know I was being missed and thanks also to my followers who kept popping back regularly to see if I posted anything new. I promise to post a few new things each day for the next couple of days to make it worth your while.

Thanks guys x

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Ooooh la la

Hi everyone

Just adding another quick card before I nip off to bed, as I really love the way this one turned out.

She's called 'Denise' and she's by Saturated Canary. She can be found here. Isn't she great?

I love her hair and she seems to be a little 'ooh la la'.  Coloured with Copic Markers and added some crafty paper, stars, numbers and ribbons.

This was made at the request of a Facebook friend, who got in touch and asked me to make a card for her. She really liked it and said that the photograph didn't really do the card much justice, so I apologise for that, but as you can't see the original card, I guess it doesn't really matter that much to you guys.

Anyway, I loved the way the whole card turned out (I have to admit, my favourite colour combos at the moment are black, red and gray).

I hope you like it too. Come back soon x