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!

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