My Lovely Friends

Saturday, 7 April 2012

CES Challenges DT Card - Wryns say 'Happy Birthday'

Good morning my lovelies hope you are all having a fabby easter weekend for those that celebrate this occasion. I've got everyone round mine tomorrow for easter dinner & we give out pressies & choccy eggs. We've always made a deal about it from when the kids were born & we still do, this year tho is Payton-Lea's first easter so Easter Bunny has been REALLY nice to her lol.

Anyway its time for a new challenge over at CES Challenges & this week it was my turn to set the theme & I chose a really easy peasy one........
See how easy is that...........we all love our swirly pearly things dont we.
I've also made a card for one of my favourite challenges as it was the owners birthday..........can you guess which one????
Yes of course its Christy's birthday & the challenge is of course 'Happy Birthday' so I brought along a few of her Wryns to wish her Happy Birthday.

First up we have 'Grow A Little Love' Wryn, coloured with Copics & I've glittered the hearts with 
Stardust Stickles & put a pearl in her hair.

I also stamped Happy Birthday on the dp & added small pearls. The paper is Echo Park. The flowers & paper are both from Crafty Emma's Store.

Next we have 'Close To My Heart' Wryn also coloured with Copics, added Stardust Stickles to her wings & a small pearl in her hair.
The fence is a Magnolia Doo-Hickey die.

Last but def not leat we have 'Spring Bling' Wryn who again is coloured with Copics, Stardust Stickles added to her flowers to give her the bling & some pretty pearls in her hair. I also added shiny green gems to the tree to add a wee bit extra bling.
Of course you can get all these images & many more fabulous ones here at Tiddly Inks.

The swirl is another Magnolia Doo-Hickey die & the grass I cut using the fabulous new Memory Box die
'Grassland Border' from My Crafty Heart. I cut 3 layers out in different shades of green.

Well thats it my lovelies please pop on over to see my fabby teamies creations they are all stunning!!

Enjoy your weekend my lovelies & thank you soooooooo much for stopping by xoxoxox

Challenges I'm Entering..............
Tiddly Inks Challenge - Birthday Card

Friday, 6 April 2012

My Crafty Heart - Believe

Hello all my lovelies how are you all? Well I thought I would pop on a card that I did last week before Natalie got ill.......I'm hoping to get some crafty time today......altho when I say that it goes wrong but fingers crossed lol. I'm missing my crafting & colouring, especially my colouring!!
The card I've done is mainly using products from My Crafty Heart........
The paper is my favourite pad My Minds Eye 'Lost & Found - Blush' Ive inked the edges with vintage photo ink & matted onto thicker kraft card.

The beautiful silk flower are the pretty Prima 'Bristo Blooms'. The corners are cut out using 
Memory Box 'Macarena Corner' die. I've also added a pink Melissa Francis pearl to each corner.

The gorgeous image is 'Believe' by Zindy Nielsen only from Crafts & Me store. I've coloured her with Copics & inked the edges & matted onto thick kraft card. I cut the mat out using a
Marianne Design Creatable die. I cut the frame out twice & stuck them together.

The doily & ribbon/lace are from my stash, the ribbon/lace I've had forever & got quite a few metres of it.
The butterflies I kept from the last time I used the Butterfly Delights die, I kept the little butterflies as they are perfect if you just want smaller butterflies. I've used a Cream Pearl Pen which the lovely Teresa sent me to add pearl spots to the bodies of the butterflies & I've added some to the corners of the image. Love these pearl pens & Teresa has a few different colours available in her shop.

Teresa has some fabulous new stock in her shop including new dies which you will love & if you place an order between now Friday 6th April until Tuesday 10th April 9.30am (GMT) you will get FREE p&p.
Which means you can buy something extra for yourself with the money you are saving woo hooooo.

So pop on over to My Crafty Heart & treat yourself to something fabulous for easter.

Well thats it from me will be popping round to see you all during today & tonight, thank you soooooo much for stopping by & thank you a bzillion times for all your lovely comments mmwah xoxoxoxox

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Tiddly Inks 2 Year Anniversary - Frame The Moment

Good morning all you lovelies how are you all? Well I've still had no time to craft yet but last month the uber talented Melissa & Christy asked if I would be a special guest for their special 2 year Tiddly Inks Anniversary......well smack me down with a wet fish.............I was sooooooo shocked & immediately said YESSSSSS!!!
My goodness I've seriously become addicted to those gorgeous Tiddly Inker images & try my darnest to join in every challenge...........& cry on the ones I miss boo hoo :0(
So the uber talented Christy is celebrating 2 years of Tiddly Inks & her uber talented design team have been creating lots of inspiration for us all why not pop on over to the challenge blog here to find out all the details & see all the fabulous creations from the special guests.
The theme we were given was 'Frame The Moment' now we all have LOTS of those dont we. 
Here's my card I made especially for this theme.........WARNING PHOTO HEAVY.
I used the image 'You & Me' dont want to know how long it took me to choose an image, they are all so darn yummy!!!

Paper & pearls are from My Crafty Heart. The paper is the new Prima 'En Francais' love this paper!!
The twill sentiment is from Crafts & Me.

Butterfly is from my stash & I cant remember where I would have initially got it from but they really are so gorgeous IRL.

Added some muslin fabric from my fabric stash.

The love sentiment is a Tim Holtz ticket & the film strip I found an image on google & printed it off onto acetate & inked it with vintage photo to darken it a little.

The gorgeous image I coloured with Copics & I found another film image on google enlarged it & again printed that onto acetate & then attached it on top of the image. This image I think is perfect for weddings, anniversaries or any kind of love themed creation. What better moment to frame than a wedding day, so its based on that but for maybe an anniversary.

I have to say I really enjoyed making this card last month it all just fell together & the image was a sheer joy to colour & one I will use many times..........I love how they look sooooooo in love.....
You can of course get this image & many many more fabulous images from Tiddly Inks......there are also new images being added every day this week including we all love freebies. Christy also releases new images every Tuesday which are always gorgeous.

So why not head over to here to check out all the details & there are prizes up for grabs.
May I say a MAHOOSIVE thank you to Christy & Melissa for inviting me to be part of this fabulous moment it was such an honour mmwah xoxoxox

An update on Natalie for my lovely friends she is a little bit better & fingers crossed has managed to escape being admitted to hospital. She is still really poorly but any improvement is good & she has still been able to give us her gorgeous smiles.........I loves my angel so much that lassy is a fighter I tell ya, my little hero.
Thank you so much for your lovely messages & get well wishes for her it really did mean sooooooooo much, I loves ya all mmwah xoxox

Thank you for stopping by & I will try to get around to seeing you all today at some point

Monday, 2 April 2012

New Artist Coming Soon To Crafts & Me

Hello my lovelies how are you all? Hope you all have had a lovely weekend. I'm sorry I've been missing in action but I've got a very ill daughter at the mo she has been poorly all weekend & we've had the doctor out twice since last night. She has a really bad chest infection yet again & its really affecting her breathing they were going to admit her to hospital today but luckily the doctor who came has been few times before & knows me & Craig can handle a lot of things & we have quite a bit of med equipment to be able to look after her well. So she is on special inhalers with masks, antibiotics & steroids & hopefully in the next 48 hours she will improve. I have cards that I made last week I've just not had time to even use the internet. I just about remembered to email my candy winner her voucher on Saturday lol.

Anyway I'm popping on quickly to show you a show sample that was made for CRafts & Me store using a stamp from a new artist that Teresa has brought to her store. Now remember these samples are smaller than average & have to be flat.........yes which I hate!!!!!!!!!!
This is called 'Love Letter' have you seen how long her hair is.......OMGoodness!!

I have of course coloured her with copics & I paper pieced her dress using the same paper I did for the card. The paper is a digital one from Etsy & to give off a different contrast I printed off some of the paper onto cream thin card for her dress just so it would give a slightly darker colour. Everything else is from my stash.
The pearl bows & heart is from a shop on Ebay.

Well its a quick post from me I'm afraid I'm off to check Natalie's Blood Pressure & SAT level & then cook tea, homemade lasagne tonight.
I will try my best to get around to visit you all but it will be short comments & I'm not promising anything. I should have gone docs myself today as I've got a huge abscess in my left cheek.......when I smile only half my mouth smiles I look like I'm having a stroke lol. It has provieded a bit of humour to the family over the weekend & we have needed it tbh lol. Natalie tho comes first tho & compared to how she is suffering my abscess really is nothing & there will be plenty time go docs after.

Thank you so much for stopping by big hugs to you all xoxoxox