Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wedding Day.....

Hi there, this card is for my Nephew and his Wife to be, who are being married tomorrow. I have used one of my favourite images from LOTV and coloured it with Copics. Almost everything on this card is from my stash, papers, the ribbon,flowers, die cut sentiment, lace and crystals. I have used silver mirri card and Oval Scalloped Nesties. The only embellishments that are new are the fabulous metal corners from the Hobby House .
It's getting late now and I  still have loads to organize for tomorrow, just checked the weather forecast and it looks as though it's to be nice in the afternoon...fingers crossed.
I've got a busy weekend ahead, the wedding tomorrow and a 60's cabaret night on Saturday and of course Mother's day on Sunday, I think I'd better get some beauty sleep now I need all I can get...lol
Thanks for popping in ....have a lovely weekend.


Charisma.... Bling and Sparkle......



Hi there, it's Thursday again and time for a new Charisma Cardz challenge. this week the lovely Sally wants to see lots of BLING AND SPARKLE on your creations, so the Charisma Gals are looking forward to being Dazzled this week.
For my DT offering this week I have made a Christening card and hopefully you can see the bling and sparkle clearly in the pics. If not then just click on the pic to zoom in and have a closer look. Here is the recipe.....
Image Baby Christening from LOTV coloured with Copics
DP Cuddly Buddly
Flowers Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearls and flower center The Hobby House
MS Arch border punch
Oval Nesties
Ribbon & cross charm from stash
Please stop by the Charisma blog to see the fabulous cards and projects from the very talented Charisma Gals, and of course the Prizes on offer to the winners this week.
Hope you have a great weekend.


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Top Tip Tuesday challenge.... Nature inspired


Hello everyone!!   this is a scheduled post as I am at work today so I hope blogger behaves and puts it up at the correct time....
This weeks tutorial at Top Tip Tuesday is
POLISHED STONE TECHNIQUE (the 'old' way)
My DT buddy Paula has prepared a picture tut for you to follow. Please pop over and have a look it's a great way to make your backing papers.  The challenge therefore is
NATURE INSPIRED......
My DT card this week is a Gate Fold card, I haven't made this style of card for years. I found some cards that I used for wedding invites a couple of years ago and decided to have a go at one again. You might be seeing quite a few in the near future as I found loads of them.
Here is the recipe....
Image.....  Daisy Girl from Digi Doodle Shop coloured with Copics
Papers..... Rose Garden Papermania and a small piece from Henbury Lane
Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts,  as I didn't have the right shade of blue I coloured white roses  with my Copics to match the image.
The inside of the card is decorated with the same papers and I have added a small sentiment from the Rose garden paper stack.
I hope you will take part in our challenge this week and of course don't forget to add your Top Tip to your post if you have one. The prizes as always are yummy.
Looking forward to seeing all your fabulous projects this week.
Thanks for popping in.........


Saturday, March 26, 2011

A Baby Boy !!! and Forever Friends challenge and Candy....

Hi!! hope you are all having a nice weekend. I forgot to post this card when it was made. It was for my friend's Daughter who had her first baby a few weeks ago and his name is Liam. 
I used a Forever Friends image and coloured it with Copics. The DP is a download, sorry can't remember where but it's really useful. I added some baby blue Vellum and a sentiment from LOTV. The ribbon, stars,brad, bling and the tiny little baby feet charm are all from my stash.
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On a different note....I had a great day out today in Glasgow shopping for a Wedding outfit for my Nephew's wedding next Friday. I've been looking for ages and could find nothing that suited me and then today all of a sudden I found everything I was looking for.....so I now have the full outfit bag and shoes too. I LOVE days like this when it all comes together....lol
I have also been looking for a pink Baby Scrapbook album for my little Granddaughter and got one today as well, it has the FF Ballerina embossed on the front.... soooo cute...can't wait to get started on that ..
Think I need a cuppa now, thanks for popping into my blog

A challenge and some candy is up for grabs over at Forever Friends I have entered my card

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Mother's day LOTV....


Hello again!!  I would like to say a huge Thank You to all the lovely people who have recently added themselves to my followers, I really appreciate your interest in my blog

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 I had two Mother's day cards to make for an order this week and decided to use this really cute LOTV image called Rosie Posy. Both images were coloured with Copics. I used Circle and labels 4 Nesties. MS arch punch. Flowers from Wild Orchid crafts, papers from Cuddly Buddly and Making Memories.
 Marianne Creatables dies, and heart and frond punches.
Also Joy Craft Butterfly die.This has been cut in vellum and doubled up  and a few pearls added.
Hopefully I can find a few challenges to enter with them.
Thanks for popping in...

Challenges
Simon Says.... Mother's day/ Girlie

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Top Tip Tuesday... Use buttons

Good morning everyone, this weeks Tutorial at Top Tip Tuesday is by Samantha and she is ,showing us how to alter buttons
I'm afraid I'm rushing this post as I nearly forgot to do it. I will give the details of my card later when I get in from work. Have a nice day... catch you later......

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Oooops  !!! sorry forgot I was to update the recipe for the card..here it is

Image Sugar Nellie Rock Idol coloured with Copics and Prisma Pencils
Stripe paper is Making Memories
Red paper Cuddly Buddly
Large button from an old coat and a peel off added
Buttons from my stash
Sentiment free from Pollycraft
I'm keeping this card for my little Grandson's next birthday....next year!!!  ha ha...... I'll probably loose it by then and have to make another...lol

Happy crafting.........

Friday, March 18, 2011

Simon Says...Happy Birthday and a few others


A close up of the 6 cm scissor charm 

Hi there, tonight I have a card I made for an order to show you, and I found a few challenges that it fits too. It's been a long time since I had the time to do challenges so fingers crossed....I hope I'm lucky.
The card is for a 30th Birthday and the girl is a hairdresser, so I decided to try and find some scissors to add to it and found some on Ebay.They measure 6 cm a little bigger than I wanted but I think they're really cute.
The image is Movie Star by Kenny K coloured with Copics
Papers are by Cuddly Buddly
Die cut corners and Swirls are Marianne Creatables
Flowers, brads, gems and silver flower center are all from my stash.
Oval Nesties and Martha Stewart Arch border punch.

Challenges entered are....

Thanks for popping in....Enjoy your weekend!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Charisma.... To Die For..


Good morning everyone!! This weeks challenge at Charisma has been chosen by Gemma and she wants to see you all using your die cuts. So a nice easy one for you this week. Please pop over and see the Charisma Gals inspiration for you this week.
Now on to my card, I was looking through some old images and found this Gorgus Girl which I had already coloured so it set the colour theme for my card. I don't do many red themed cards, don't know why 'cause I really like this one, so I think I might be doing a lot more in the future.
Here's the recipe..........
Image Gorgus Girl  coloured with Copics
Background paper is My Minds Eye
Other paper is Hot Off The Press punched with MS Arch border punch
Labels 2 Nesties
Flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment is from LOTV

As always we have some fab prizes for you to win , looking forward to seeing all your Die Cut Creations this week.
Happy Crafting


Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Sugar Bowl challenge


Hello again!! 2 posts in one day Wow!! I'm having a day off from work...can you tell..ha ha
I am entering this card into the CLEAN AND SIMPLE challenge at the Sugar Bowl and I have used Lillian's fab sketch.
I was at the SECC craft show on Saturday with my two friends Elaine and Maureen and we stopped by the Sugar Nellie stand and had a lovely chat with Gayle. So I decided it was time I entered a few challenges again, it's been months since I did any and what better one to get started with than the Sugar Bowl. I love the Sugar Nellie range of stamps and have been a fan for years.
For this card I have used the same image as the last post, Joy Sitting, I have coloured her with Copics and cut her out. The DP is Bearly Mine Shabby Vintage, and I used the swiss dots Embossing folder. As the theme for this challenge is Clean and Simple I held back on the embellishments,  it wasn't easy I can tell you, I'm so used to piling stuff onto my cards.
I'm off now to sew some curtains and put up a new curtain pole. Loads of other stuff to do as well I just can't seem to get ahead with anything at the moment, hence the reason for an extra day off work.
Thanks for your visit today, Happy crafting

Top Tip Tuesday challenge.....Birthday celebrations and a fab gift box tutorial ..


Good morning everyone, today's tutorial over at Top Tip Tuesday is from Heike and she has made a lovely gift box. So easy to do you could make a few in one night, would be fabulous little boxes for Easter coming up or for any occasion.
 Also this week our challenge is Birthday Celebrations ,it doesn't have to be a box you can  make what you like as long as it follows the challenge theme
.Just a little reminder...... Can I also ask that everyone checks that they have followed the challenge theme and also that you have linked back to the Top Tip Tuesday blog. It's very easy to forget.... but in the event that your creation does not follow the rules I'm afraid we have no choice but to remove it from the draw, in fairness to the other entrants. 
For my DT creation this week I followed Heike's fabulous tutorial and made this little box. I have used Labels 2 Nesties, Making Memories paper, flowers and ribbon from Wild Orchid crafts  and the gorgeous image is a Simly Adorable Digi Stamp from Funky Kits called Joy Sitting. I just love these images!!!
I hope you like my little box and don't forget to pop over to Top Tip Tuesday and see all the other fab creations that our lovely DT have made for your inspiration.
Happy crafting




Thursday, March 03, 2011

Charisma #9...Four Legged Friends




Good morning everyone today's challenge has been set by the lovely Joanne and she would like to see
some
FOUR LEGGED FRIENDS
This weeks sponsors are Simon Says Stamp, Meljen's Designs and Crafty Emma's Store who are all offering fab prizes.
We are also excited to have Natalie from NG Cards as our GDT for the whole month of March, welcome aboard Natalie looking forward to seeing all you fab creations.
My DT card as you can see is a New Baby card I made this for my friends who have just become new Grandparents for the first time.  I used Meljens Giraffe digi image, soooo cute!!! DP from Kit 'n Kraft Simply Blues, Nesties, MS Doily border punch, the sentiment is computer generated and the ribbon, little pram charm, flower and button are from my stash. 
I hope you have the time to pop over and see all the wonderful cards made for your inspiration by the Charisma Gals........
Happy Crafting

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Top Tip Tuesday challenge.....your fav embelishment /technique


Good morning bloggers!! No card to show today as it's the other teams week at Top Tip Tuesday so I'll just give you some info for this weeks challenge and tutorial. The lovely Eileen has a fabulous tutorial on how to make a Techniques Folio using Tim Holtz products. Some amazing distressing going on and fab eye candy.  So why not pop over and see how to do it.

I've been busy this weekend decorating and Spring cleaning, but back to work tomorrow :(   I have loads of Birthdays and other celebrations coming up this month so I'll have to find some time to get some cards made as well there are never enough hours in the day...lol  The weather her in my part of Scotland has been lovely the past few days... at last.....so I'm now in the mood to get on with decorating and sprucing the place up a bit, just wish I was 10 years younger with a bit more energy...lol  
Thanks for stopping by hope you all have a great week.