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, 27 June 2014

Pretty Molly and a DT Call

Hiya lovely crafty peeps! Hope you're all well and happy :)  I'm super happy right now .... it was my birthday on Wednesday and I got extremely spoilt!  My daughters treated me to my first ever Pandora charm bracelet!! Oh my word! How excited was I?  They are both very lucky to already have one of these beautiful little gems and I was always a little envious LOL .... they probably just wanted to shut me up hehe!

Another reason for me being super happy right now is that I'm finally off for my very own wedding dress fitting tomorrow!! Eeeeek! I'm so happy right now I could burst!  Wedding plans are well underway .... let's just hope I don't turn into Bridezilla .....

Anyway, enough of me!  It's time for Challenge 9 at Art By Miran and, as always, it's 
(with a hand coloured image)

The hugely talented Mi Ran has been working up an absolute treat for you all with her newest images.  I love all of her images, which you can find HERE, and it's always such a difficult choice of which one to use!  I decided to colour up the adorable  PRETTY MOLLY and here she is ......
She's certainly pretty for sure!
I coloured her up with Prismacolor Pencils (love playing with these at the moment) then fussy cut her out and popped her onto the card 3D style.  The papers are from LOTV and I die-cut the top edge using a Lace Edge Signature Die from Joanna Sheen.  The Butterfly Die is also Joanna Sheen and the flourish is an XCut 'Leafy Flourish' Die.

The flowers are a mixture from WOC and the Hobby House and the little adhesive gems are from my stash.
A little close up for you ..... I know I need more practice on blending the pencils together to get a much smoother look, but I am trying .... honest!! ;)

One more exciting announcement before I go ...... Art By Miran are in the process of having a DT Call, which ends on June 30th!  If you love these images as much as we do and would love to work amongst Mi Ran's fabulous team of ladies, head on over HERE to apply!

I would like to enter into the following:

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Big love xx 

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Hobby House - Spring Flowers Colour Your Own Art Pads

Hi everyone and a gorgeous, sunny morning to you all.  I'm running a little late with this post today so I'm going to make it short but sweet, as school run and work will soon be calling! Ahhhh!  I'm planning on chilling out this eve when I'm back from work seeing as it is my birthday hehe!! Ooooh! Another year older .........

Today I'm sharing one of the beautiful images from the new Art Books available here at the Hobby House.  This little girly can be found in the 'Spring Flowers' book - all printed on beautiful cardstock and ready for you to colour up and bring to life!
I coloured this beauty with Copics in the following:
Skin:  E000, E00, E11
Blacks:  C0, C1, C3, C5, C7
Purples:  B60, BV00, BV02, BV04, V12

The papers are from LOTV called Promises and all of the gorgeous embellies from the beautiful rhinestone flourishes, adhesive gems, lace and ribbon to the blingtastic diamante spacer are all from the Hobby House and are listed separately on the HH Blog HERE.
My fabulous DTeamies have been showcasing daily inspiration this month, all created with these fabulous new pads.  Make sure you pop by the Hobby House Blog again tomorrow for another gorgeous make.

I do apologise for the super quick post, but do hope you like my little piece of inspiration for you all today!

Thanks so much for popping by!
Big hugs & enjoy the rest of your day!

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Hobby House - Summer Sweetness Art Book Inspiration

Morning everyone and a Happy Wednesday to you all.

Today is my turn again for a little inspiration over at the Hobby House Blog.  This month we have been showcasing the fabulous NEW Elisabeth Bell Art Books.  Each book holds a total of 5 x 6 darling images all printed onto quality cardstock ready for you to colour up at your will.

My third piece of inspiration this month is a gorgeous image from the Summer Sweetness book and here she is:
I coloured this little gem with Copics in the following:
Skin:  E000, E00, E11
Blues:  BG000, BG01, BG05
Greens:  YG00, YG03, YG67
Browns:  E51, E31, E35, E47

The papers are Shabby Shack from Lili of the Valley and every single one of the gorgeous embellishments are from the Hobby House.  A list with links can be found on the HH Blog HERE.
I'm absolutely loving these little colouring books - no printing; no stamping; just good old fashioned colouring at your fingertips!

We'll have more inspiration on the Hobby House Blog for you tomorrow on these wonderful art books and I hope you'll pop by and take a peek!

I'd like to enter into the following:

Thanks heaps for popping along here today!
Take good care and Happy Crafting!

Friday, 13 June 2014

Hobby House - Elisabeth Bell Art Book Inspiration

Good Morning to you all.  I'm here to share my second post of the day with you all and this time it's my  inspiration piece over at the Hobby House Blog showcasing another of the fabulous images from the new Elisabeth Bell Art Books, which can be found HERE.

These colouring books are fabulous value for money and feature the most beautiful EB images!

This little lady can be found in the Summer Sweetness book.
I coloured this beauty up with Copics in the following:
Hair:  E37, E35, E33, E31, E51
Dungarees:  R89, R59, R37, R20
Top:  G99, G21, YG63

The gorgeous papers are from Lili of the Valley called Always & Forever.  I die cut the leaves and little fences and the remainder of the gorgeous embellishments, from the pearl string and ribbon to the beautiful flowers and flat backed pearls, can all be found at the Hobby House 
I hope you like my little piece of inspiration today and that you'll pop by the Hobby House Blog tomorrow to see more gorgeous inspiration by one of my fabulous teamies.

I'd like to enter into the following:
Craftitude - #67 Use Flowers and/or Lace
Crafty Catz - #235 Use 2 Different Dies
Scribble & Scrap - #20 Anything Goes

Thanks so much for popping by today!
Big hugs x

Sweet Cheeks

Morning Everyone! Hope you're all keeping fit and well and enjoying this beautiful weather we're having at the moment! You've gotta love a bit of sunshine ...... 

We're already onto Challenge 8 at Artbymiran with lots more loveliness to share from my fab DTeamies.  

As always, it's an ANYTHING GOES challenge - how easy peasy is that?  All we ask is that you use a hand coloured image - a little low down on the rules can be found HERE.

I decided to have a little go at the 'no lines' colouring for my creation this time.  I've never tried it before and it's probably not as 'invisible' as some of the fab creations I've seen around blog land, but I did have a lot of fun with it :)  The little lady taking centre stage on my door hanger is the very adorable

Isn't she just the cutest .... and there's oodles more of Mi Ran's fabulous images to be found in her store HERE.

I coloured Sweet Cheeks' skin and hair with Copics and her clothes and hair accessory with Prismacolor Pencils.  The gorgeous papers are called Always & Forever from Lili of the Valley and I distressed the edges for a shabby feel.  The little wooden hanging heart at the top was from The Range, which I covered in the same papers, then added some little wooden stars which I frantaged.  I also frantaged around the gorgeous Sweet Cheeks, as you can probably tell LOL.  The beautiful flowers are from WOC and the all important door hanger and little pearl hearts are from the Hobby House.

A little close up!

I hope you can join us again this time and we look forward to seeing what you create!

I would like to enter into the following:
Craft my Life - June/July - Anything Goes but NO Cards
Crafty Creations Challenges - #265 Tic-Tac-Toe (Flowers/Ribbon/Digital Image)
Stampin' for the Weekend - Anything Goes

Thanks for popping along here today! Happy Crafting Everyone!
Big hugs xx

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Princess Honor

Hey Everyone! Hope you're all fine and dandy!

I've been seeing some gorgeous creations on Kraft card lately and so, just for a bit of fun, I decided to have a little more playing time with my new Prismacolor pencils and gave it a whirl.  It's all a bit trial and error at the moment, but the pencils are starting to grow on me now ...... kinda ......

I thought I'd colour up the very gorgeous Princess Honor by Saturated Canary and here's the little lady herself ....

Okay!  So the nose is far from perfect, I got a little stroppy with her skin colour as I didn't have a clue which colours to use and I could've blended a bit more but, overall, I'm quietly pleased with the overall effect ......LOL

The gorgeous flowers are from WOC.  The twine, pearl string and jute are all from LLC.  Butterfly, adhesive lace, metal sentiment and feathery stuff  are all from my stash. 

I'd like to enter into the following:
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges - All Tied Up
Digistamps4Joy - #93 Girly/Feminine
Inky Chicks - #30 Metal Embellishment
Hobbybook Designer Challenge - At least 3 flowers
Sister Act Card Challenge - #60 Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for popping along here today!
Have a fabby weekend!
Big hugs xx

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Hobby House Art Book Inspiration

Good Morning lovely peeps! 

Today is my turn to share a little bit of inspiration over at the Hobby House Blog and, for the beautiful month of June, (taking no notice of the rubbish weather) myself and my fabulous DTeamies will be showcasing our little makes using the fabulous NEW Elisabeth Bell Art Books.

I absolutely love these little gems as the beautiful images are all cut and ready for you to colour up and create with!  Another thing, the cardstock is brilliant to colour onto!! :)

My first inspirational piece is using an image from the Summer Sweetness Art Book
I coloured this gorgeous girly with Copics in the following:
Dress:  B000, B00, B02, B05
Blouse:  YR00, YR02, YR61
Skin:  E000, E00, E11
Hair/Shoes/Brown Trim:  E31, E33, E35, E37, E51

I inked around the image to give it a softer edge and to blend in with the papers, which are Bear Necessities from LOTV.  The butterfly edge die is from Joy Crafts, the small individual butterflies are a Signature Die and the scalloped circle die is from Sizzix.
The beautiful embellishments, from the flowers to the pearls and pearl string can all be found at the HOBBY HOUSE.
Isn't she just a beautiful image?

I hope you like my piece of inspiration today and hope you'll pop by the Hobby House Blog tomorrow for more inspiration on these ready to colour art books.

Thanks so much for popping by!
Big hugs xx