A big welcome to all of my lovely followers and visitors to my little space in the crafting world of blogland! I love colouring, drool over every embellishment and love to 'look' at papers (never mind using them) - some are just TOO good to use lol. I hope you enjoy your little wander through my creative world and would love to feel that I may have inspired some of you in some small way. Happy Crafting to you all and I hope you will stop by again soon!

Friday, 14 November 2014

Devine Tilda

Hi lovely peeps! Hope you're all well and happy on this beautiful, November day!  Okay, so it started off a bit rubbish, but brightened up eventually :)

Today I thought I'd share my first EVER Magnolia stamp .... eeeeep!!
It's taken me a while to getting around to purchasing one, but my mind was truly made up after I kept seeing the most stunning creations around fb and blogland with these cuties as centre stage! 

It's also my first try at the white embossing technique, which was a whole lot of fun!

So, my little one today is called Devine Tilda and you can find her HERE.


I bought a little wooden hanging heart from the range and thought she'd sit perfectly on here!
I used DP's from Maja Design and edged the heart with twine edging.  Behind little Tilda is half of a die-cut heart and more twine edging, which I fiddled about with to mat underneath her. I embossed the beautiful metal butterfly with frantage.  
Tilda is coloured up with my fave medium at the moment .... DI's.  Love them!

A little close up of this adorable girl ...


I ended up having to decoupage her skirt, as my first attempt on my original image wasn't to my liking ..... where there's a will, there's a way right? LOL

Here's a little side view of my little creation:


I hope you like my little version and I hope I've done her justice!

I would like to enter my creation into the following:

613 Avenue Create - #97 Anything Goes with Optional Twist
A Crafty Mess - #1 Anything Goes
Crafty Little Fairies - November - Not A Square
Creative Fingers Challenge - #56 Anything Goes
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge - #126 Cool Colours
Scribble & Scrap - #31 Anything Goes
Tilda's Town Challenge - #129 Anything Goes

Thanks so much for popping by today!
Big hugs xx

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Tilly Fairy

Hi everyone! Hope you're all well :)

Today I'm sharing a 50th Birthday commissioned card, which I was asked to make using the very beautiful Tilly Fairy from Saturated Canary.  Tilly was originally only available in rubber, however, Krista kindly made her into digital for all us SC lovers and I'm so, so pleased she did :)  

You can find this beauty HERE.


I coloured Tilly up with my DI's and matted and layered her onto the very gorgeous 'Rose Cottage Charms' digital papers from M R Designs.
The twine edging at the top was from The Range, (love that shop LOL), as was the little 'picture frame', which i embossed with Frantage. The flowers are a mixture, which can be found at Wild Orchid Crafts and The Ribbon Girl.  The beautiful lace was a fab find from Ebay and the delicate little butterfly on the left is from my stash :)

Here's a little close up:


I hope you like my card today and thanks so much for stopping by!

I'd like to enter into the following:

Art by MiRan - #18 Anything Goes Top 3
Creative Moments - #55 Anything Goes/Celebration Top 3
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - #60 Anything Goes with a twist - Add one butterfly
Inky Impressions - #184 Creative Corners Top 3
MilkCoffee Challenge - Hand Color Image
Moving Along With The Times - Sparkle and/or Shine
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - #202 Creative Corners Top 3
Pile It On Challenge - #45 Special Occasion Top 3 & Winner
Scribble & Scrap - #31 Anything Goes Top 3
Sister Act Card Challenge - #82 Anything Goes
Sparkle and Sprinkle - Nov 2014 - AG with glitter/embossing powder and/or flocking

Big hugs xx

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Embrace

Hiya Everyone! Hope you're all keeping well.

You can tell winter's coming ..... stepped outside this morning and it's flipping freezing!! Mind you, anything under 20 degrees is freezing to me LOL.  I'm so NOT a fan of this cold weather malarkey!

Today I'm sharing this adorable little Lillibet stamp called 'Embrace' and you can find it HERE at the Scribble & Scrap Shop.  I'm pretty sure this little pair will warm any heart!

  

Aren't they just the cutest! I coloured this little pair up with DI's.

I think I went a little Die Crazy on this card! I used a Tim Holtz 'Bracket' Die to shape the card, a Lace Edge die for the top of the card and various heart dies.  The design papers are from LOTV.  The lace, ribbon and sentiment were from my stash. The pearl string, pearl gems and hearts are all from The Hobby House.  

I would like to enter this cute duo into the following:

Creative Craft Cottage - #29 Colour/Anything Goes
Digi Sketch Challenge - Lace & Pearls
Scribble & Scrap - #30 Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Shaped Cards

Thanks so much for popping by today!
Big hugs xx

Saturday, 1 November 2014

That Craft Place - New Release

Hiya lovely peeps!

There's a brand new release happening today over at That Craft Place Ltd and I'm thrilled to be a part of it!  Lots of fabulous images have been added to the store and I've had the pleasure of colouring a couple of them up :)



Firstly, I'd like to introduce 
ROSE BETTY


How fabulous is she?  She's part of the Betty Boots series and, boy, how those boots rock! 

My next introduction is Spice and this super cute image is called 
BALLOON HIGH


How adorable is this little girly?  She's part of the Sugar & Spice series and I absolutely love her quirkiness!

I have coloured both images up with Distress Inks!

As I said earlier, Lisa has released a whole new batch of images and will be showcasing them all at That Craft Place Ltd Challenge Blog
The DT girls have done an amazing job with the new releases and I hope you'll head on over to take a closer look!

You can get a massive 50% discount this weekend on these fabulous images using discount code KITNCLOWDER50 

TCP Links:

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Big hugs x

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Saturated Canary - Reader

Good Morning Everyone! 

Today I'd like to share with you all another adorable image from Saturated Canary called Reader.
She is just so beautiful and I had a lot of fun colouring her up and creating a little background for her!  I'm still getting to know my Distress Inks and so, I know the colouring isn't perfect, but I'm pretty pleased with the overall effect :)


I just love the soft feel these DI's achieve and used embellishments to compliment both the image and colours.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the little rolled flower is from The Ribbon Girl and the beautiful Shabby Pearl Rose Organza Trim if from Live & Love Crafts.  The lace was a bargain from Ebay any the little pom pom trim I bought from my local craft shop.  

I decided to create a little book shelf to complete the look - a little fiddly to be honest, but I wasn't going to be beaten!  I folded papers here and there to make the 'books' and 'pages', then added a little 'shelf' made from paper to which i added metal embellishments to the edges.



I typed the sentiment onto Kraft cardstock and distressed the edges.  Thought it was quite apt for the overall theme :)

I would like to enter into the following challenges:

A Random Fan - #16 Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Use a Sentiment
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - #58 AG with a Twist - Add some flowers Top 3
Kit and Clowder - October Challenge - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Cheerful/Uplifting Message
Scribble and Scrap - #29 Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Oct 21 - 27 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for popping by today!
Take Care and Big Hugs xx

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Violet Vintage

Hey lovely peeps!! I hope you are all keeping well and happy!

I can't believe it's been almost two months since I created a blog post!! I've taken some time out from DT work for now as, apart from working and spending quality time with my beautiful family, I'm in the process of planning a wedding!! Yep!! MY WEDDING!!  Eeeek!! Oh, and obviously it's my fiance's wedding too LOL.  

A couple of weeks back, I got an amazing bargain on some Distress Re-Inkers!  I didn't want to let this bargain slip by and so went in, full throttle, and bought them.  Bear in mind I've never used them in my entire life, but was desperate to have a play.  I'm so pleased I took the plunge as I'm absolutely loving them!  I have so much to learn, but, I'm being extremely patient with myself and having a little go every now and then when I get the chance.

The card I'm showing today is the very first one I created using an image coloured up with my new inks!  My previous attempts of colouring ended up in the bin!!! Heehee!  I played it safe and made this one for my eldest daughter's 28th birthday. Yep!!  She's 28 but she'll always be my 'little princess' .....

Here's my little version of the very beautiful Violet Vintage
I absolutely love Saturated Canary images and this beauty is no exception!


I decided to go with the Shabby Chic effect and am hoping that's how this card comes across ...... and not just plain Shabby LOL!

My papers are from Lili of the Valley called Country Lady, which I distressed.  The flowers are a mixture from Wild Orchid CraftsThe Ribbon Girl and Live & Love Crafts.  The pearls are from The Hobby House and the little rolled flowers I made myself.  The twine borders are from The Range - another little bargain I got :), and the little charm was from my stash, which I coloured up with a Copic pen.



  And there you have it ..... lots of practice is still needed to get to where I want to be with these inks, but I'm pretty pleased with the overall outcome at the moment.

I'd like to enter into the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks - #216 Happy Birthday
Crafting Musketeers - #18 Autumn Colours
Divas by Design - Texture
MilkCoffee Challenge - Lots of Layers
Ppinkydolls Challenge - Anything Goes or Fall Colours Top 3
Scribble and Scrap - #29 Anything Goes

Thanks so much for popping by today!
Big hugs xx

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Sugar, Spice and Betty Boots have arrived!! NEW Digi Release

Hiya lovely peeps! I hope you're all keeping well and ship-shape! 

I have a couple of fabby, brand new, shiny, digi images to share with you all today!! Woohooo!!!


I was so excited to be asked to join in on this gorgeous new release of 
SUGAR & SPICE 
and, of course, I jumped at the chance!  I absolutely adore these fab, fun images!!  

The two creations I'm about to share with you all feature the very cute, Sugar ..... however, there are more digis available, which feature both Sugar AND Spice, along with the gorgeous new release of 
BETTY BOOTS!!  

You can find the whole array of these brand spanking new digis at That Craft Place Ltd's Etsy Store HERE
  
Firstly I'd like to introduce 'Sugar Frosted' ........
Isn't she just AMAZING!!!  I love the fact that these images allow you to be as creative and adventurous as you dare to be!  I coloured Sugar Frosted up with Prismacolor Pencils and went for non-traditional Christmas colours (as you can tell lol).  The sentiment can also be found from That Craft Place Ltd and, of course, I coloured it up to match Sugar Frosted :)



Now to introduce 'Love from Sugar'......
Also coloured up with Prismacolors :)

Don't forget to head on over to That Craft Place Ltd to see ALL of the new releases!  You can also grab yourself a discount by joining in on That Craft Place Natter & Chatter page on fb!

Hope to see you there and thanks for popping by here today!
Big hugs xx