Sunday 27 April 2014

Dina Wakley - Scribbly Birds

Hello lovelies!
I've spent hours this weekend making this 12" by 12" piece, phew! I just love these scribbly birds from Dina Wakley, so many ways they can be used.... The background is made with Dylusions inks with a Crafters Workshop stencil. The leaves are a Dylusion stamp and the tree branch is a Tim Holtz die. I hope you like it, I'm pleased with it! :D
Thank you for visiting, much appreciated! Xxxx

Saturday 26 April 2014

Uh oh, a Christmas card!!

Hello hunny buns!
I do apologise for this post, Christmas cards in April should be banned! It will probably put the mockers on the weather now....

Very simple, hope you like it! Thank you for visiting, big hugs! Xxxxxxxx


Wednesday 23 April 2014

Designs by Ryn - Ornate leaf set

Hello blog friends!

I've been playing with some Dylusions inks and making a pile of backgrounds... I decided to add some of Ryn's Ornate leaves ( and a sweet little bird to make this project!  A touch of white gel pen adds a little lift to the leaves.

I hope you like my colourful project!  Thank you for visiting, much appreciated! xxxx

Monday 21 April 2014

Loving Seahorses by Designs by Ryn!

Hello Easter bunnies!

I hope you are all having a lovely Easter break?  A fab opportunity to do some crafting! :D
I'm loving Ryn's Seahorses at the moment, and also my watercolour 'stuff'....  The fabby Mackintosh sentiment is another from the Chocolate Baroque set.

I think Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean Distress Inks were just a match made in heaven!

Just a touch of good old Stickles to make this little Seahorse chappie look sparkly....
Thank you for visiting again, big hugs to you all, I really do appreciate all your lovely comments! <3

Saturday 19 April 2014

Designs by Ryn - Seahorse and Rising Bubbles

Hello lovely peeps!

I've been playing with a new Memory Box stencil, and I teamed it with a gorgeous Seahorse (one of a set of three) and Rising Bubbles from Designs by Ryn.  The sentiment is from Chocolate Baroque.

I hope you like it!  Thank you very much for visiting, and a big welcome and thank you to my new followers! xxxx  Happy Easter! :) x

Wednesday 16 April 2014

...and back to Tim Holtz grunge!....

Hello blog peeps!

I love taking a piece of fresh white card and turning it into a piece of 'old' tattered paper with Distress inks and a stencil! I also love Broken China and Antique Linen DIs together.... So here we go!

I hope you are all enjoying this lovely weather at the moment, and wish you all a Happy Easter!

Thank you for visiting and for all your lovely comments, big hugs! Xxxxxxxx


Sunday 13 April 2014

Chocolate Baroque stamps, yum!

Hello lovelies!!
My new Chocolate Baroque stamps arrived yesterday, ooh happy post! :)  I was all overcome, you know that feeling when you get lots of new stamps and you just don't know what to do first??  Well, I fiddled about and made lots of rubbish bits that ended up in the bin, then I found a background that I made a while ago with Dylusions inks... and this is what I made with it.....

Isn't she beautiful?  What a lovely face.  I coloured her and the flowers with Inktense pencils.  I hope you like it, I'd love to read your comments on it! xxx
I'm entering this in the Rhedd and Rosie challenge, Anything goes.

Friday 11 April 2014

My last sample for Craftyhands, using Stampinback stamps.

Hello lovely blog people!

This is my last make for the Craftyhands design team, :(  I've had to say goodbye to the team as my Open Uni study has become very intense this year, and I can't do everything unfortunately!
Anyways, this fortnight the theme is Anything Goes!!  Always a good one! :)  Pop over to the challenge blog HERE.

The stamps are all from Stampinback, and the film strip and tickets are from Tim Holtz.
Now the prize this fortnight is simply Gorjuss!!
Go for it crafty peeps, make anything you fancy, good luck!   Thank you for visiting, big hugs! xxxxx

Wednesday 9 April 2014

A little bit of Tim...

Hello lovelies!

I had a play a few weeks ago, with Tim Holtz's stamps and his tattered leaves die. I coloured the leaves with distress ink and then covered them with crackle paint, hubby thought they were real! (Mind you, that was from a distance lol!). I stamped the leaf on watercolour paper and coloured with vintage photo distress ink. The ribbon was coloured with DI to match, I hope you like it! Thank you for visiting and big hugs if you have left me a comment! Xxxxx



Tuesday 8 April 2014

A card made by my mum, for Ben!

Hello blog friends!

It's my son's birthday today, and he received this lovely card in the post, made for him by his Nanny (my mum), Penny!  Isn't it fab?  Makes me think of super summer days.....

The beach huts are from Little Claire and the birthday sentiment is from Lily of the Valley.  I don't know where the cute banner stamp is from, but I want one lol! :)
Thank you for visiting, and I'm sure my mum will really appreciate any comments left for her!  Big hugs xxxx

Saturday 5 April 2014

Chocolate Baroque Trio

Hello Bloggers!

I so enjoyed making the last Chocolate Baroque card... that I made another 2 cards in matching colours!

These stamps are all from the Patchwork Landscape set, and now I have 3 pretty cards, just need someone to have a birthday now!!

I hope you like them, please leave me a 'hello' so I know you've popped by!  Big hugs xxxxxx

Thursday 3 April 2014

Chocolate Baroque Patchwork Landscape

Hello blog lovelies!

I have been so excited waiting for my new Chocolate Baroque stamps to turn up, they're so pretty!  I bought the new Patchwork Landscape set, and here's my first card made with one of the stamps......

I stamped the image onto watercolour paper and used Tombow pens and water to colour it.  The background was made using a Dylusions stamp that happily matches the swirls on the tree!  I stained the ribbon with the same ink as I used in the picture and on the mount.
I hope you like it, it's quite different for me recently!!  Please leave me a comment so I know you've visited, I love to read them! :) xxxxxx

Tuesday 1 April 2014

Lavinia Stamps challenge time!!

Hello bloggers!

It's the first of the month so it's Lavinia Challenge time again!  Another £40 voucher to spend in the Lavinia online shop up for grabs... no it's not an April Fool's joke... there really is a £40 voucher for the winner!!!
This month we would like to see you make something in Spring Colours, here's my DT make.....

I can just imaging the sun is pouring through that lovely gate....  Pop over to the challenge blog (click on the Lavinia Challenge link above the picture) and have a look at the rest of the design teams' beautiful makes.
So come on ladies, get your Lavinia Stamps out and enter the April challenge!   Thank you for visiting, please leave me a comment if you like what you see, and maybe become a follower??  Big hugs! xxxxx