Monday, 29 April 2013

Happy Monday everyone time for another challenge at Artisitc inspirations, its a great theme this time,
Lots of Layers 

I have used 
Victorian from Sassy Studio designs

Isn't she pretty
she is coloured with watercolour pencils, then fussy cut.
i chose a beautiful deep pink card, to compliment the soft pretty papers,then made some flowers and die cut some swirls, finishing off with a big silky bow in the deep pink.

We are being sponsored this time by Sassy Studio Designs, and you could win 4 images of your choice, though be warned there are so many lovely ones you could be a while just looking lol
so come on give it a go, you could be winning some fab images 

hugs x

Sunday, 28 April 2013

hi guys I'm a little late with this post but its a new challenge at Glitter n Sparkle

this weeks theme is white and one colour

i have used an image from the Stamping chef, called shopping spree

i went with one of my fave colours , chose papers from My Craft Studio and changed the shades to suit, layered each onto white, and layered on the card.
i punched a lace border,and added ribbon along the top of this, and added to the bottom half of the card, then added a doily .
i made some tiny flowers and coloured to compliment adding tiny pearls in the centre.
Once i had coloured and cut the image i stuck her down with foam pads and finished the whole thing off with some more tiny pearls.

OK so you can use white, one colour (all shades of) skin tones and hair colour.

our sponsors for this week are
The Stamping Chef offering a $10 voucher
Digi Darla offering 5 images
Sandi's Samples offering 4 images

come play along 

hugs x

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Visible Image introduce Clara

Hi guys
how you all doing today, another week gone and time for another Visible image post, today i bring you a wonderful new character Clara....she is Edgar's young lady ;)

Isn't she fab! so sweet and sassy i just love her!
I went with the obvious steam punk theme and colours lol , she is coloured with pro markers, then cut out , the card is a 6 x 6 white base covered in some rust coloured paper which i altered slightly by taking down the opacity to soften it a bit, then put a steam punk theme over lay onto this and printed. the second layer is the same rust paper but with out the overlay. then on top of this i added a brown scallop oval and then a rust scallop frame adding pearls to each scallop to resemble rivets. i printed and cut the cogs in the same paper then once i had fussy cut them i went over them with black soot distress ink, and finished with crackle accents and more pearls ass rivetts int he centres. her goggles also have a touch of glossy accents sadly my photography skills leave a lot to be desired and a lot of the finer details are lost :/
anyway i hope you like it, if you want the fabulous new Clara stamp head on over to the Visible image website and grab yours now !

hugs x

Friday, 26 April 2013

Hey guys
its time for another challenge at Delicious Doodles and the theme this time? 
Something Fishie :)

I have used 

Isn't it just a fab image?
I started with an 8 x 8 card blank, and chose a paper in My craft Studio and changed the colour to suit, then layered some netting across the middle, the image is coloured with pro markers, and then i painted over the tail with sparkling H2O paint to add shimmer . the shells i found on the Internet , printed onto photo paper and cut out, and arranged on the card in different dephs, on foam pads, i mounted the image onto some holographic miri card, added tiny pearls to her hair, and glossy accents to the peals.
to complete the look i added some acrylic drops to represent bubbles.

so pop over to the blog and see all the wonderful Design team inspiration then head on over to the shop and find a fab fishie image and come join in the fun 

hugs x

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Hello all you lovely people, hope your all well, I'm really late posting this and can only apologise , but iv been a bit unwell this week and got myself a little behind and in a pickle!
I'm here today with my first guest dt post for Simply Steampunk... so exciting

Today is the  Re launch of the Classic collection Steampunk... 
I have used Child of Morella

I so enjoyed doing this card even though i had left myself no time after doing one using the wrong image! seriously people what am i like!

Anyway here it is

I have gone for purples and lavenders and antique linen shades, which sadly don't show too well in the pic :/
Anyhow i started with a purple base and used a Do crafts Chronology paper in soft lavender and black .
onto this i matt another strip of the purple card, and a layer of some silver/ purple shimmery embossed paper.
I cut out varying sized f cogs in a cog patterns paper, and edged with dusty concord distress ink, i used the same in on a doily and layered the doily and the large cog on the card, wrapped a ribbon around the belly panel and after colouring the image with pro markers i matt it onto some more of the purple card and added to the card with sticky foam pads.
using the remaining cogs i layered them to resemble a flower adding a butterfly to the centre and also to the top right hand corner, i then finished it all off with a bow and a stickpin.

why don't you go over and take a look at all the fab Design team inspiration.

hugs x

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Hello peeps me again :D
 its time for a new challenge at Glitter n Sparkle, and this week the theme is 123, one image 2 papers and 3 embellishments.

my image this week is At the Park from QKR Stampede..

i chose 2 papers from My Craft Studio, and using the flower pattern paper i cropped re sized and cut 3 flowers i coloured the image with pro markers, layered the papers and added the image. then the flowers on sticky pads and added a gem to the centre of each, finally i finished with a lovely pink blue and  lemon fibre ribbon to match the colours in the papers and image.

our sponsors this week are

QKR Stampede offering 5 digi images of the winners choice
Fresh brewed Designs offering 3 images from their store
Di Digi downloads offering a 10$ voucher to their store

hope you can come and join in the fun 

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Visible Image Dt post for April 20th

Hi guys, well another week has gone by, and its time for another Visible Image DT Post
you know from time to time, inspiration up and leaves us all for a while when this happens i usually spend some time browsing blogs and you tube for inspiration , and i have been seeing these top hats all over the web in different guises, from shabby chic, to steam punk and every style in between. and i got me thinking about our your Mr Edgar, he is so stylish in his top hat, so i thought ok reversal and a top hat can wear Edgar lol. (i know my mind wanders down strange pathways sometimes lol)

I made  the top hat from 300gsm black card, then covered in some papers (using colours to match my lounge lol) then i decorated the hat with black lace, beads and trim from an old jacket, ( yes it was net decorated with beads from the 80's...) :P


I made a bow from the net and added to one side with a metal cog from my stash.
moving round to the back i trimmed down the seam and added another smaller net bow


 then round to the other side i used the large Feather from the Free your Imagination Stamp set, stamped onto card using tuxedo black Memento ink, and the coloured with shades of grey from the cool set of pro markers, and a little pink gem on each to bling it up a touch, then i chose some beautiful blooms from 
Petal Lu's lovely new Neutrals colour sets, and used to decorate the hat before adding the feathers.

and finally i stamped ,coloured and cut Edgar, colouring him with pro markers and though it doesn't show too well his goggles and cane are painted with Platinum acrylic paint, and his goggles have glossy accent glass :).

I really had fun making this little project and now it graces my shelves in the lounge who knows maybe ill do more and have a little hat collection .....

hugs x

Monday, 15 April 2013

Happy Monday Everyone
its time for a new challenge at Artistic Inspirations and this time its Anything But a Card!

i went for one of my favourite up cycling projects, the humble backed bean tin!

my image is from Robyns Fetish , sunflower 1.
i printed the image 3 times, coloured with my pro markers and covered the centres with black seed beads.
i found a pretty yellow paper, and covered the tin, then made some paper lace in a brown tome to compliment and added around the top and bottom of the tin, finally i added the sunflowers on sticky dots to add dimension.

and their you go a pretty tin to hold you pencils etc 
her is mine on the shelf by my desk 

our sponsors this week is

Robyns Fetish offering  5 digis of winners choice

now its over to you, lets see your creations .

hugs x

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Hey Hey its Sunday so must be a new challenge at Glitter n Sparkle
this weeks theme is stitches, real or faux doesn't matter but you have to have stitches someplace on your card, simple huh :)

I have used faux stitching, then gone over it with black glitter glue (took ages with a pin ! ).
the papers are from My Craft Studio, and the flowers too which where black and white but i change to pink to match, i went over all the black petals with glitter glue, layers them up and added a pink gem in the centre.
Icoloured the image , Theodora from Sassy Studio Designs, with pro markers, added glossy accents to her boots and glitter to the lapels cuffs and a Little to her hat.

so will you be getting stitchy with us?
our sponsors this week are

Sassy Studio offering 4 images of the winners choice
crafty Sentiments who are offering one lucky winner a Dr Toby stamp

 come on and have a go, we love to See your crafty makes 

hugs x

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Delicious Doodles challenge

Oh my ! i forgot to do my post for the Delicious doodles challenge !! I'm so sorry Terri ! 

so better late than never ! here is my DTcard for this fortnights challenge.

I have used the stunning Goth Bride and Groom, love this image for an alternative to all the sweet pretty wedding images around.
I cut the frame on my cricut and used it to draw around to make the matching easel card, i picked some lovely red and lace vintage paper from My Craft studio and  layered onto the card .
the image is coloured with pro markers and mounted onto a piece of card cut to shape, then the frame has been stamped with a lace stamp and clear perfect medium ink, which i then dusted over with mica powder.. (actually its a powder eyeshadow from the £1 shop but that's our secret lol , i didn't have a grey mica ).

I then took wedding confetti petals and handmade the roses, cut some leaves from green card and tied them all together with some black net, and added a red gem to create a bouquet, once the frame was in place i went around adding tiny red gems just to finish it off .

I hope you guys will come and play along with the challenge at Delicious Doodles Blog .

hugs x

Visible Image post april 13th

Hi all, well the Visible Image 3 musketeers (Mark, Helen & Chermaine) are at Ally Pally this weekend for the stamping show, i hope they have a fab time, but I'm here with my DT post ...iv gone a  bit arty this week, lol.

 love this Classic Face stamp and wanted it to be the main focus but you know me guys i cant do plain and simple lol. so the background is the wonderful Harlequin Background stamp i used a Hydrangea big and juicy for the background and the face. they are both mounted onto purple card, i added the purple ribbon and then coss its me and i have to embellish i added tiny pearls in deep blue to the background at each point where the Harlequin pattern met.

don't forget guys to go and join in this months challenge its a great theme Get Stamping, so you can just go for it as long as you use a real stamp and not a digi.
you can find some fantastic inspiration from the design team on the Visible Image blog .

hugs x

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Hi everyone hope your all well and the sun is shinning where you are, its Sunday so that means a dt post for Glitter n sparkle and this weeks theme is buttons.

I have used an image from Jellypark , New baby and Teddy in Blanket.
this is on a 6 x 6 white card blank and layers with a paper cute patchwork paper and some matching buttons, i covered the buttons with glossy accents, added a baby bottle, and coloured and fussy cut the image then mounted on sticky pads.
quite a quick simple card but cute non the less for that .

our sponsors this week are
Bugaboo offering  7 images from their store
Floppy Latte offering a $6 voucher to their store
Jellypark offering 5 images from their store

so come on over and play along love to see you there 
hugs x

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Visible Image Dt post 6th April 2013

Hi all here we are again another Saturday and its Visible Image Stamps Dt  post day :)
today i bring you something i saw someone do on you tube and thought ohhh love it ill have a go LOL

So here it is  a Peg clipboard...

Istarted off with can you believe it a cat food box, well recycle all you can guys save money and the planet ;)
I cut the box down and stuck the front and back panels together printed side in, once dry i cut to shape and covered in gesso and once dry i painted with acrylic paint, then i took a napkin pulled it apart and using just the top patterned layer i covered the board in pva and gently stuck this down. i recommend you leave this overnight to dry as it can be very delicate, 
Then next day i got to stamping, i used The Sewing Room Set,i inked the edges of the board, and then went round with the zig zag stitch stamp, and used the tape measure stamp down one side, then stamped the be unique sentiment, i stamped the body form 3 times in slightly different shades and used the same napkin technique on the final one, inked around the edges of them all and layered on the board. 

I took a peg and painted it in the same colour acrylic, and sealed with matt medium, made a hole in it and then made a dangler using some charms added these to the peg and stuck to this to the top of the board.
I finished off with some lace, a couple of butterfly's and some stunning blooms from Petal Lu. 

I decorated the back in the same way and added a ring and a lace flower to hang this up 

so why not give it a go , its a lovely little project and im sure you will find lots of Visible Image stamps to inspire you on the website

and dont forget the new challenge has started over on the Visible Image Blog

hugs x

Monday, 1 April 2013

hi again :)

I'm back with my Artistic inspirations post, new challenge this week and the theme is Easter.
I have used a pretty little image form Digi Darla called Off to the Hunt

I matt the card with some burnt orange paper, then added a layer of bright flower pattern paper and a lace border, i added fabric flower trim to the edges of this and gems to the flower centres.
I coloured the image with pencils, cut her out in a circle and added this to a scallop circle  in burnt orange card adding tiny pearls to each scallop, i finished it off with flowers i have had in my stash for ages some leave flourish die cuts and a few more gems for the flower centres.

Our sponsors this week are

Digi Darla offering 5 digi images
Robyns Fetish offering 5 digis

Oh wow can  you believe its April 1st already!
that means new Challenge at Visible Image stamps! nice easy theme this month.. Use a Stamp.
i have used the Grunge Flourish and Dream Sentiment form the Imagine Dream Inspire set

I used a white 6 x 6 card blank, and using Inkadinks water bases inks in Avocado, Lilac Heaven, Bluebell
I dripped the inks randomly over the card and spritzed with water to blend them together, they seem real bright but as they dry they fade down to a lovely soft shades.
i did this again on a second piece of card 4 3/4 '' square.
Next i took the Grunge flourish Stamp and using the back edge i went all around the card edge in onyx black Versafine ink.

Then taking the smaller square i used the Grunge flourish to create a kind of grass / plant like effect , and again went around the edge with the back edge of the stamp.
Next i stamped the Dream sentiment and added this square to the card base with sticky pads to raise it slightly, and to finish i added 3 blooms from Petal Lu's new colour range these are Elegant Eggplant.

You could win a £10 voucher to spend in Visible image stamps, and top 3 get a blinky badge for their blog

Pop over to the challenge blog for lots more inspiration form the fantastic Design Team.
From this month on the new rule for the challenge is no Digi stamps, you must use a real stamp, it doesnt have to be a Visible image stamp, but must be a rubber or clear stamp.