Friday 31 January 2014

Tim Holtz and the Crafty Hands challenge blog!

Hello bloggers!

It's time for my first post as a design team member for the Crafty Hands challenge blog!!  This fortnight we'd love to see you make something in 'shades of the same colour'.   Here's my DT make for the challenge....

I've used all Tim Holtz stamps to make this tag and the background is coloured with distress inks.
Here's a pic of the fab prize up for grabs!

Thank you muchly for popping by, hope you can leave me a comment if you like what you see! xxxx

Tuesday 28 January 2014

Designs by Ryn, Tim Holtz and Stampingback

Hello lovely bloggers!

I've had lots of fun taking my time to make this tag.  The pretty leaves are from Designs by Ryn, the little bird is from Stampinback and everything else is Tim Holtz.  I hope you like it, please leave me a comment and let me know! :) xxx

I'm entering this tag in the Fashionable Stamping Challenge - Tag along.
I hope you are all keeping snug and warm through this horrid wet and cold weather.... come on Spring, please show up soon!  Thanks for visiting peeps, love ya! xx

Sunday 26 January 2014

Tim Holtz ... again!!

Hello blog friends!

I'm still on my TH/cream and aqua run!  This is a tag using a selection of his stamps and embellishments.  I loved adding the little pearls on this one!

I'm entering this is the Fashionable Stamping challenge, and the Make it Monday challenge.
I hope you are enjoying being crafty too!  Hugs xxxx

Thursday 23 January 2014

Tim Holtz.... Tell your story.

Hello lovelies!

I'm so enjoying all my Tim Holtz craft stuff... and I've used his lovely writing desk die to make this card.  I love creams and aqua tones together so I had great fun making this piece.  I was inspired by the amazing Tammy Tutterow and her tag made using this die, fabulous!  The letter in the background is a stamp from The Artistic Stamper.

I hope you like it!  Thanks for popping by, hugs for your lovely comments, they're always appreciated! xx

Monday 20 January 2014

It's my first blog birthday today!!!

Hello lovely blog friends!

I'm very excited to say that I started my blog a year ago today.... and thanks to you super-kind people I now have over 100  fabulous followers!  Thank you so much to everyone who visits my blog and to those of you who leave me such encouraging and friendly comments, I really have appreciated every one of them.
I must also say a massive thank you to both Ryn Tanaka (Designs by Ryn!) and Eileen Godwin for encouraging me to start blogging and for inviting me to my first two design teams, big hugs ladies!

It has been a whirl-wind year, in that time I have been invited to join 4 Design Teams (Lavinia Stamps, Designs by Ryn, Rhedd and Rosie and Crafty Hands), and I can't quite believe it!  I'm so glad you all like to look at my 'crafty efforts', so here's a month-by-month look back at just a few of my favourite makes.....

January 2013
Designs by Ryn
February 2013
Designs by Ryn and Lily of the valley
March 2013
Designs by Ryn and Inkylicious
April 2013
Designs by Ryn
May 2013
Designs by Ryn
June 2013
Stampinback, Visible Image and Designs by Ryn
Dylusions and Visible Image
July 2013
Lavinia Stamps
August 2013
Stampinback, Designs by Ryn and Stampin' Up
September 2013
Lavinia Stamps
Designs by Ryn, Stampinback and The Artistic Stamper
October 2013
Designs by Ryn, Visible Image and Inkylicious
November 2013
Designs by Ryn and Tim Holtz
December 2013
Tim Holtz

Designs by Ryn and Tim Holtz

I hope you've enjoyed that little look back through my year of stamping!  As you can see, most of my designs use the fabulous stamps from Designs by Ryn or Lavinia, I'm so lucky to be on the design teams of my favourite stamp companies!!  
I'm entering this post in the Make it Monday challenge.
Huge hugs and thanks again for all your support, I hope you will leave me a comment, you know I love to read them! ;) xxxxxx

Friday 17 January 2014

Designs by Ryn .... on a 10" x 10"

Hello everyone!

This piece was made on a 10" x 10" sheet of watercolour paper.  I sprayed dylusions inks to create the background, then stamped lots and lots of stamps from Designs by Ryn!  I'll list all the stamps I used under the photo.....

Stamps used:
Spiral branch set
Forest floor set
Flying hummingbird 2
Sitting hummingbird
African daisy
Raindrop set

Thank you for popping by.... I hope you will visit again on Monday 20th January - it will be my first blog anniversary and I will be posting a little look back through my first year of blogging!  xxxx

Wednesday 15 January 2014

Tim Holtz tag for Rhedd and Rosie.

Hello lovelies!

A little sad today.... this is my last DT make for Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, my time is up!  However, I'm excited to say that some months ago I was asked to join another design team for a challenge blog called
Crafty Hands.... yay!!  I'll be posting my first DT make for that challenge on the 31st of January.
Anyway, back to Rhedd and Rosie's challenge.... this time we want you to make something with 'No White'... here's my final DT make for the challenge...

I've used Tim Holtz's stamps and distress inks to make this tag, I just love getting messy with his inks lol!
Here's the prize on offer for this challenge....

Great prize eh?  You can enter your project with 'No white' showing HERE.  Have fun!
I'm entering this tag in the Make it Monday challenge.
Thank you so much for popping by, hugs! :)  xxxxxx

Sunday 12 January 2014

Having fun with Eileen Godwin!

Hello lovely blog peeps!

Sorry I've been away from blog-land recently, I've been making samples for my DT groups before my new Open University module starts in a couple of weeks!  I'm going to be a bit scatty (well, more scatty than usual anyway!) when the module starts, so please bear with lol.... :D

Yesterday I went to one of Eileen Godwin's super craft workshops with my Mum and Aunty, such good fun with lots of lovely crafty ladies!   Here's what we made.....

This valentine's card was made with a Tim Holtz embossing folder, the hearts are stamped with leopard spots and lace from Designs by Ryn.

This pretty card was made with the flower cluster from a Dylusions stamp set, and the sentiment is from a retired Stampin' Up set.

This delicate card was made with a stamp called Clematis tower from Oak House Studios.
I'm entering these cards in the Make it Monday challenge!
I hope you are inspired by these cards as much we were yesterday!  Thank you so much for popping by, big hugs! xxx

Friday 3 January 2014

Mixin' it up!!

Hello crafty peeps!

How the devil are you all?  Recovered from Christmas and new year I hope?  I've been having a little play today and really enjoyed mixing up my stash to make this tag.....

I made the background with Distress inks, then stamped some words from Inkylicious over the top.  The leaves are Ryn's beautiful reed stamps, the bird is from Donna Downey and the words and crown are Tim Holtz.  

Thank you for visiting, love y'all!! xx

Wednesday 1 January 2014

Rhedd and Rosie in 2014!!

Hello again!

A double post today, hurray!
It's time for another Rhedd and Rosie challenge, and this time we want to see you 'Going dotty'!!!
Here's my DT make for the challenge.....

Look at the fab prize that's on offer this fortnight!!

Have fun entering these two fabulous challenges today!  Thanks for visiting, big hugs! xxxx

Happy New Year!!! Lavinia Stamps challenge.... Add glitter!

Happy New Year lovely craft peeps!!

I hope you are all enjoying New Year's day and wish you all a fabulous 2014!  I'm starting the year with a new Lavinia Stamps Challenge, and this month we would like you to make something glittery with your Lavinia stamps.   The really brilliant news is that now you can enter even if you don't have a blog, how fantastic is that!! Have a look at the challenge blog HERE and see how to enter.  Don't forget the prize is a whopping £40 to spend in the Lavinia shop....yes £40!!!!

Here's my DT make, using the beautiful Faye fairy and wild grass.....

Thank you for visiting my first post of 2014!  Big hugs xxxxxxx