Sunday, 13 April 2014

hi guys!
i have had so much fun making this dt inspiration project for the 
the theme is 
Anything goes Easter
well i went for a Steam punk Easter Bonnet!!
i know i know my mind is a little twisted lol, but i think it kinda works lol

i made the top hat and covered it in some green pattern paper. the hat measured 3.5'' tall and about 5'' across the base.
next i decided to make some steam punk goggles to put on it so first step was to determine their size of the goggle  , then i rolled some cardboard int a tube to the right size and glued. then i cut this tube in half creating the side shape of the goggles as i went, then i cit 2 circles of card slightly larger than the tube, cut the centre out same size as tube for lens and snipping all around the edge i attached to the top of the tube,to cover the join and get the metal frame look i added a strip of card to rim them, once all this was dry i covered it all in tin foil and painted to give the metal effect .
using the faux leather technique i made a nose strap and some side straps, the lenses are cut from acetate and coloured with spectrum noir pens.
then i used tiny flat back pearls as rivets to decorate, and finished with a buckle at the back.
so putting the goggles aside, i set to decorating the hat, and boy did i decorate lol, loads of lace and flowers and pearl stems etc, i made all of the flowers except the yellow roses which where white and i coloured with spectrum's and then dry brushed the copper colour over the petal edges, i cut some cogs and painted to look metal, and stuck them randomly over the hat, the net was added and then the goggles to finish it all off.

i quite like it, and have to admit i do love making these little hats!
but what do you think?

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Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Visible Image box of cards

hi guys time for my weekly 
Visible Image
dt post, and this week i made a nice little project that would be a lovely gift for someone
a cute little box with a set of little cards & envelopes

i have used 3 stamp sets from the wonderful More than Words range
 i have used


these sets are so pretty you dont need to do much to make a beautiful statyment card
i simply stamed the sentiment, and then using soft colours i stamped the flower .

thank you with verse inside

Thinking of you with verse inside

With sypathy & verse inside

i hop you like this little project and have a go yourself 
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Sunday, 6 April 2014

Hi guys
Its time for the new challenge on the
Glitter n sparkle Challenge blog
Lace & Pearls
I have used this beautiful bride image from Digistamps4joy
She's called
Bridal Couture

I have kept the card quite simple so show off the image nicely.
The base is a mottled beige and I added a strip of pretty pink pattern paper down the left side and wrapped it around the back for about an inch for a nice finish , on the front edge of the paper I glued  a strip of lace, then went all along the very edge gluing tiny half pearls.
The image was coloured with spectrum noir markers, then using a glue pad and a lace pattern stamp I masked and stamped over the dress and veil, the covered in glamour dust, to give a lovely lace wedding dress .
then she was cut out and mounted onto  a piece of cream card and stuck on with foam tape.
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So come on over and play along
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Friday, 4 April 2014

Hi guys here we are another day another challenge, this time its for
& the theme
All 4 Seasons in a day
Cool huh!
So here is my effort
Iv gone for earth and her season


I started with a cream 8x8 cream blank, then I picked a soft mauve paper and ripped the edges and then inked them in a deeper mauve.
Next I chose 4 papers to represent the colours of the seasons.
The images I hope fit each season ,these where coloured with spectrum noir pens, ripped to size & inked then mounted onto smaller pieces of the soft mauve ripped and inked.
Then each was mounted on the card.

using blossom

using Rosie

using In the Pumpkin patch

using Angelique with snowflake


All images can be found on the Delicious Doodles shop
Hope you can come play along
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Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Visible Image Bookalike!

hey guys well its Wednesday and that means my 
dt post 
as i write this it is sitting next to me hopefully drying fast enough i can get a pic taken and on this post ready for the morning, its been one of those days, i was jogging along nicely and then i stuck the back part of the project on upside down and backwards...LOL so as i said take two is sitting here still wet!
so what is it  you must be wondering, well if its dry its this..

a bookalike storage for my stamps
iv made these before after seeing some ready made ones decorated on the graphics 45 blog, but being a little short on the old pennies i have made my own out of... yes you guessed it cardboard , hehehe.
so first i measured the stamp packet and then cut 2 squares just a little bigger than the packets, i covered them with some papers and added the stamping paint splatter and a little inking around the edges.
next i stuck the 2 pieces together with some card to make the spine of the bookalike,

 this is then rolled around a bottle or something to give it the bend, for the inside i cut 2 pieces of card and glued them onto a piece of paper leaving a small gap between for the fold, once this was dry i turned it over, using a strip of paper the same size as the first side i glued just the one panel to start with , once it was dry i then bent the other panel up to give the bend you need and glued the paper to this panel,( does that make sense?)
then i moved on to covering the inside of the cover, i added the lace to the panels first so the ends would be hidden behind the inside paper cover.
OK now the tricky bit, you have to take your folded piece and glue it to one side of the cover, then run glue along the other edge and fold over the cover and glue in place... ( this is where I'm at Right now lol).
once dry you can decorate a little more, and there you have it , a cute storage solution, i thought i could have one for each category of stamp and line them up along the shelf looking stylish ( i hope!).
oh forgot to Say i also printed the Visible Image Logo and the stamp category on the spine .

opps almost forgot this is wht it looks like inside

hope you like it..
hugs x 

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Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Visible Image Max rocks

 oh another month gone already!
OK so a new one starts and that means a shiny new challenge on the 
the theme is
Tag It

 as you can see i went with the fab Max Rocks set...hes such a darling lol
of course i had to make him a phone tag!
I started with a silver base, and rounded the corners, then matt that with black mirri again rounding the corners
then i cut a piece of white glossy card to represent the screen and stamped the birthday sentiment (i thought in this texting age it appropriate).
Next i stamped coloured and cut out Max, and added him to the tag, i did cut and stick on a button and a speaker slit but i cannot for the life of me get them to show up in the pic Grrr!.
and of course to finish it off a couple of phone dangles made from the set using You Rock and the skull, these are actually on acetate so see through but of course look white on here lol.
well i hope you like it and will join us in this month tag tastic challenge

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Monday, 31 March 2014

Happy Monday guys
Time for a new challenge at
And a lovely theme of
Spring Colours/Anything Goes
I have used a deep pink base and layered it with a really pretty rose pattern paper, to this I added a deep pink doily and layered this with a soft beige doily.

 I coloured her with spectrum noir markers and cut her out,
then mounted her on the base with sticky pads.
I made the flowers, and added them and some fatback pearls, then I finished with the sentiment.
I hope you comely along you could win a £15 voucher from
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We look forward to seeing your creations
Hugs xx