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Friday, 2 March 2012

Fairy Tabia - Mo Manning

Good morning my lovelies how are you all? Its wet, grey & yukky here today so I hope where ever you are its a lot nicer for you.
Today I have a card to share that I made for a couple of challenges. Now I try my best not to miss Mo's challenges & this week its anything goes.....obviously with a Mo image, but who wouldn't want to use those, they are fabulous.
Now I've been having a play around with a few of my digi's & trying a few things so I thought I would show you my first one.
This is 'Fairy Tabia' by the uber talented Mo Manning. You can of course get Mo's images from here.
The image I cropped & only used the head, wing & bubbles part. Click on her name to see the original image  in full.
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts whose challenge I've also made the card for. Seam binding & lace, which you can only just see are from my stash.

Papers are a Whiff Of Joy pad, the sentiment I also cut from the same pad. All paper has been matted onto light blue card & then onto dark blue card. Card blank itself was made with navy blue A4 card. Large pearl on the bow from my stash.

She was of course coloured with Copics & I added Glossy Accents to the bubbles which you can just see the light reflecting off them. I went with an Olive looking skin tone.

Well thats pretty much it. This is the reason I love digi images sooooo much they are so much more versatile & just by cropping its changed the way the image looks.

Thank you soooo much for stopping by you are all so fabulous, hugs for everyone who stops by mmwah 
Challenges I'm Entering............
DP2 Challenge - Anything Goes with a Mo Image
Wild Orchid Challenge - White + one, mine is white & blue

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Saturated Canary DT Card.............Doilies

Hello my lovelies how are you? I want to start by saying thank you to everyone who has sent get wishes for Natalie, they have worked & she is quite a bit better today. We actually can go bed tonight we've spent the last 3 nights in the living room with her grabbing the odd hour here & there lol. So glad she's on the mend its awful when our babies are poorly isn't it.

Right the reason why I'm here & it is of course time for a new Saturated Canary Challenge, woooo hooooo I hear you say. This time the challenge is soooooooo easy & yummy, its..........
See how easy peasy is that, so all you need is a doily & 1 of Krista's gorgeous images on your creation, whether it be a Saturated Canary one or Sassy stamp.
I soooooo love this image & really enjoyed colouring her. She is called 'Love Letters' & of course you can get her & lots of other from Krista's Etsy shop here.

The hearts I cut out with 2 different sized nesties out of kraft card & crinkled them through my crinkler thingy, ssshhh I dont know what its called & have had it for a year & used it twice..... The hearts were also edged with Vintage Photo ink, they have now had Stardust Stickles added to the edge but I took these photo's late last night & was too lazy take more today lol.

On the corner I've used a Memory Box die 'Madera Corner' from My Crafty heart. Teresa has quite a few new yummy goodies in her shop that you will love & she has more coming so watch this space.
Corner was cut out using dark brown card from my stash & I added a large pearl.

This beautiful image was coloured with Copics, colours used are.......
E13 E21 E00 E000 R20 R85 R83 R81 RV10 B95 B93 B91 E29 E25 E23 C1 C2

Paper is the gorgeous Bo Bunny 'Gabrielle Collection' & I added faux stitching with a Letraset fine liner & matted onto dark brown card. Used A4 sand coloured card for the actual card. Doily is a square one from ebay which I chopped some out to make it oblong. I added brown seam binding from my stash. The flowers are from WOC. Pearl hearts are from a friend

Well my lovelies thats it from me, do pop on over to see the creations my fabulous teamies have done.
Off to do some hopping now I'm slowly catching up with you all. Thank you sooooooo much for stopping by sweeties. Also a huge welcome & a big big wave to my new followers, thank you so much for being here.
Hugs to all that visit mmwah xoxoxoxo

Challenges I'm Entering............

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Crafts & Me DT Card - Pretty In Lace

Hello my lovelies how are you all today? 
Well it is of course Wednesday which means a new challenge over at Crafts & Me & of course its the Rockin' Rubbah Girlies turn to set the challenge. This week your hostess is moi........yay ickle old me & I decided to choose something I lurve to use on my creations so the theme this week isssssssssss....
You gotta love lace havn't you, there are just so many gorgeous ones out there. You dont want to know how long it takes me just to choose the one I will use........for this card I changed my mind 3 times lol.
For my card this week I've used my very 1st Crafts & Me stamp & its still my absolute favourite stamp!!
I have used 'Butterfly Keeper' by the fabulous Hannah Lynn who is one of my favourite artists. Isn't she so beautiful, I lurve her hair.

The lace & ric-rac is from my stash, I think tho the ric-rac I brought from Bunny Zoes prob about a year ago lol.........yeah I forget about things lol.

Of course the stamp is exclusive to Crafts & Me Store. She is coloured with Copics & I added glossy accents & a sprinkling of glitter while it was wet to give it sparkle & dimension, it looks gorgeous IRL.
Copics used are....
E13 E21 E00 E000 R20 R11
R85 R83 R81 RV10
E29 E25 E23 & I cant remember what I used on the butterflies. I also added a small pearl to her armband thingy.

Paper is Memory Box 'Gossamer' & I edged it with Vintage Photo distress ink & matted onto brown card. The top paper with the script on is Marianne Design 'Roses Are Red' which I love but think they are getting discontinued :0( The card it is matted on I cut the edge of it with a Memory Box Die as I thought it was perfect being butterflies. I added 2 gorgeous Prima Flowers, a corner die & punched out some small butterflies & added pearls to them.

I'm actually happy with the way this card turned out, which doesn't happen very often & its in one of my fave colour themes, pink & brown. Pop on over to see my fabulous teamies creations they are stunner, each of them.

Thank you sooooooooo much for stopping by & thank you for your kind messages about Natalie. She is still poorly bless her but she has extra cuggles to help her feel better & we are still staying in the living room with her. No sooner she gets wee bit better she goes more poorly again :0(
Challenges I'm Entering.........
CLP Challenge - Fabulous Sketch
Allsorts Challenges - Its Your Choice
Creatalicious Challenges - All About The Lace
The Ribbon Girl - Pink, Brown & Cream

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

New Magnolia Challenge Coming

Hi my lovelies yes 2 posts on 1 day that doesn't happen very often lol.
I'm here to tell you about a fabulous new challenge coming to a blog near you........
Yayyyyy another challenge blog dedicated to all you Magnolia lovers out there.
I have to admit I've neglected mine of late altho I still love colouring them so when I got the surprise e-mail off Anne telling me about this new challenge that she was starting & asked if I would like to join I jumped at the chance........who wouldn't? Its fabulous to be on a design team from the word go cus you get to watch it grow & you truly see it expand & grow from strength to strength.

So why not pop along & follow this super challenge blog & be with us from the start, you wont be dissapointed. Kick off day is the 7th March so mark it in your diaries my lovelies, I hope to see you talented peeps there.
Pop along & take a look at the talented ladies I get to design with, they are all super!!!

Todays card which is a Magnolia one is the post below this one.

Enjoy your day what ever you may be doing, hugs to you all xoxoxoxo

You Are Special To Me

Good morning my lovelies how are you all? Thank you for your sweet get well wishes for Natalie up to now fingers crossed she kept a bit of water down last night & she has just had a weakened milk feed. 
Anyway we slept in the living room with her last night but I couldnt settle & knew I had cut a card out last week & I had plenty of coloured images so thought I would put a card together.
I made a tag card a couple of weeks ago, yeah I know I still havnt posted it on here lol. When I was making it I looked at all my tag dies, I have quite a few & I barely use them so that gave me this idea.
I drew around my Magnolia Doo-Hickey die onto card & then scanned the image, once scanned I then enlarged it & printed it out onto another piece of card as a template to draw around. Fold over your A4 card & place the template so that parts of it just overlap the crease of the card, those are the parts that will keep it joined. See pic further down for better idea of this.
TIP: When printing out print out a second one slighter smaller so you have a template for the paper. 

Now I love this idea however I'm not happy with the decoration at all but I was following a colour scheme over at MDU & well tbh honest its not choice of colours........I'm not a fan of orange, I like terracotta but not so much orange.

This flower I made from ribbon last year some of you may remember me posting the pics....yeah can you believe its took me this long to use it......should of made it in a diff colour but I'm glad I did it now lol. The leave of course is another Magnolia Doo-Hickey.

This is the inside & I kept it pretty simple. I used another one of my Magnolia Doo-Hickey dies for the tag inside & stamped a sentiment on from my wood block stamps on my shelf which I've had since I started crafting..........gosh its been nearly 2 years since I started.

The image I coloured up months ago so no idea what colours I used all I know is I coloured her with Copics. I did add some shading on her hair with Dark Umber prisma pencil last night to give it more depth.
I used my Magnolia tag template again & drew around it for cutting out Longing Tilda as I wanted the hole in a different place then I ran the die thru my bigshot & cut another tag out in kraft card & stamped To & From on it.
Ooops need take my son school back soon.............

Lol was hoping get it done before I took him lol.
The heart doily is from ebay & I used my last bit of my favourite lace, will have to get more! Everything else is from my stash, little hearts from a friend. My lovely blogging friend June is now on the DT at Just Magnolia & I wanted to give her support so made this for their challenge as well, pop on over to June's blog she makes the most gorgeous cards.

Thank you for popping by it means such a lot will catch up with you all during today mmwah xoxox
Challenges I'm Entering...........
Just Magnolia - Use a Doily.
Magnolia Down Under - Pink, Orange & White.

Monday, 27 February 2012

Spring Bling For You

Hello my lovelies I thought I would post this card quickly while Natalie is asleep in her wheelchair. She is more unwell today & didnt even keep down her meds this morn & is really sleepy so it will be a night in the living room tonight, we dont sleep in bed when she really poorly. 
Anyway I thought I'd better post this before the challenge ends, I coloured the image up last week when I got her but it was only last night I got her on a card.
This is 'Spring Bling' & is of course one of the new Wryns over at Tiddly Inks, I'm getting seriously addicted to these. I do have another card made what I did a week ago but it doesnt fit this challenge but will post it this week, I forgot to last week lol.

The gorgeous papers are Websters & I've matted them on black card & pink card. Hearts were a gift from a friend.

She was of course coloured with Copics & for once I even picked the papers before I coloured her, cant remember all the colours I used sorry. I added Stardust Stickles to her flowers & her hair things lol.

Everything else is from my stash, I even found my whats-it-ma-doodle to make the sentiment. Cant remember what the proper name is for it lol.

The challenge over at Tiddly Inks is Sparkle so I've added gems & glitter, I hope thats enough bling.....maybe I should have put more on??

Anyway I will be round to see all at some point I will pick moments when Natalie is asleep lol. I have Beef in Red Wine simmering nice in the slow cooker for tea & the smell is making me soooooooo hungry!!
Choccy will help for now tho I think lol.
Thank you sooooooo much for stopping by I really do appreciate it hugs to all that come xoxoxox

Challenges I'm Entering..........
Tiddly Inks Challenge - Sparkle It Up

Sunday, 26 February 2012

My Crafty Heart DT Card - Gorjuss Girl

Good morning my lovelies how are you all? Well its a lovely day up here by the sea, we are being spoilt lol but I'm not complaining.
Well I managed get a card made last night usually I dont get chance to craft when Payton-Lea is here cus by the time I have her & Natalie its like having twins lol. However I did one it took a few hours as I had to do it in stages but its done & this morning I took some piccies.
So here is my DT card for 'My Crafty Heart'
I've used a 'Gorgjuss Girl' stamp, I have quite a few of these & never had chance to ink them but when Teresa sent me this one in my DT pack I decided to ink her up last night.

The fabulous flowers are from My Crafty Heart, I placed one of the gorgeous 'Resin Flowers' in the centre.

I've placed a doily from my stash underneath the image & then on the corner I used my Memory Box die 'Tilda Swirl' which is gorgeous.

This stamp is called 'The Collector' & she comes with quite a few stamps, I placed an extra 2 hearts at the side of her head. Now it takes me ages to colour, I do spend a long time on my images but cus I had my grandaughter I didnt want to spend long on an image.....let me tell you these are just fabulous. They are so quick & easy to colour up I cant believe its took me so long.....doh!!!

I cut out a corner using a Marianne die in cream card from my stash. I punched out a small flower & attached a smaller Resin Flower to the centre. The gorgeous paper is one of My Minds Eye new pads, this one is 'Be Happy' & initially I picked it for its name lol but let me tell you its absolutely gorgeous & is now one of my faves. Of course you can see the new MME papers here. The lace & ric-rac are from my stash & my seam binding are rolls I get from here. Teresa has some fabulous new products coming soon including the new Tim Holtz pens so dont miss out sweeties.

Well I think thats me done. We are at Ben & Megans for tea today which makes a lovely change normally its me cooking for everyone else, everyone comes mine for tea lol.
Will do some hopping before I go tho & then catch up laters.
Thanks for popping by huge huggles to you all mmwah loves ya xoxoxo

Challenges I'm Entering.......
2 Sisters Challenges - Anything Goes
By The Cute & Girly - Love Is In The Air
Crafty Calender Challenge - Love & Marriage
MAWTT - Lots Of Layers

EDITED TO ADD.... Not going to my sons as Natalie has started vomiting & is not well bless her so she too unwell go out anywhere. So will visit you all in between seeing to Natalie as well peeps. Hate it when my princess is not well bless her xoxoxo