Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Visible image verse samples for c&c

Morning all
its Wednesday and that means its Visible image day
and today i bring you the magnificent verses by our very own miss Helen, 
these where the samples i did for the create and craft show, using 
Happy birthday, Wedding day & Thinking of you
first up is Happy Birthday

next is Wedding day

 and finally Thinking of you

each verse comes with its own flower silhouette and separate stem, so are really versatile.
there is lots more inspiration on the Visible Image blog so why not pop over and check it out, and also the other dt blogs are brimming with ideas .
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Monday, 24 February 2014

hi guys
iv been playing with a digi from

i have used Miss Lily

isn't she fab!

i have  gone for a really kind of minky ( is that a word) pink and teal with copper, i started with a teal 8 x 8 base card and using the backing paper from Ditzies ( shhh sneaky peek) i changed the colour in my craft studio and printed it out, once it was layered up i used some diamond glaze, on one clock face i the upper right hand corner, and found some lace which was white so i  coloured with a spectrum noir pen to match.
i then cut a large cog  on my craft robo machine and covered this in tin foil , then coloured with , butterscotch, espresso, and just a little eggplant, alcohol inks and to finis hit off i burnished with Creative expressions cast bronze gilding wax. i printed Miss Lilly and coloured her with my spectrum's, then i did some paper piecing on the gown, and added shading with spectrum's to give a bit of depth, paper piecing is a fab technique but can look a little flat, adding shade with colour gives it a little life.
OK another 2 sneaky peeks, ( I'm so naughty!).
the flowers and the heart have been printed the heart was double printed to get the same paper design as the top layer of her skirt, i then did the same thing adding shade with pens then i used diamond glaze over all the black pattern to raise it up slightly, once dry i rubbed over carefully with the cast bronze gilding wax. layered it onto matching teal card and added the hanging keys

this has now become a tag that tucks behind the big cog which you can remove and add a message to the back if you wish

so to finish i used the flowers, printed and coloured and burnished over with Creative expressions Patina gilding wax,, then fussy cut, ( those stalks and leaves where a challenge lol) and then cut some tiny cogs on the robo, coloured and coloured and burnished with the cast bronze gilding wax, so everything has that metallic look, which sadly doesn't show too great in the pics.

anyway there you have it , my little play and a couple of sneaky peeks,lol

so any of you fancy playing with the wonderful new Ditzie Design Digis
here's a chance for you 


the new Ditzie dig Design challenge blog launches on the 6th april
so get your entries in.

boy if waffled on today i best go leave you in peace :)
hugs x

Saturday, 22 February 2014

new stamp sets launching on create and craft tv with visible image

morning all just a little reminder and a peek at a few of the samples i made for the Visible Image show on
 C & C today at 10 am & 4 pm
this is to launch a few new sets , the Bradly & Emma sets
and some fabulous verses written by Helen and made into stamps by mark 
and teamed with some gorgous flowers 
so here a a few of the samples i made ill be sharing more over the next couple of weeks, enjoy the shows 

dont forget 10 am & 4 pm, Create and craft tv 

hugs x

Friday, 21 February 2014

hey guys, I'm well late with this post (sorry Teri) haven't been too good today but as they say better late than never huh :/ i hope so anyway lol
OK well its a new challenge at Delicious Doodles and the theme is Bloom & Yellow
so i was colouring the beautiful Lilleth and working away on the card when i realise i had already coloured the ivy fairy! so today  you get two from me :)

This is Ivy fairy,and iv combined her with the Ivy corner.
its a 6 x 6 card,with a mat of pattern paper that i had printed, i then run it trough the printer again to print the Ivy corners, i then printed the corners again and coloured and cut out each leaf and added it to the printed vine on the card, this gives lovely depth, i printed coloured and cut the fairy, glittered her wings and fussy cut her out, added a doily and then the fairy on sticky pads.

and now for Lilleth

this one is 8 x 8. cream card base mat with gold miri, then a pattern paper, Lilleth is coloured with spectrum noir pens matt onto gold miri and added to the card, i added a gold ribbon, and then going against putting gold and silver together i added a silver ribbon and bead trim which i though went quite well seeing as i had made her hair piece silver. i then cut some Lilly's coloured them with spectrum's and made them up, finishing them off with a peal in the centre.
and there you go, hope you like them and come play along at 
hugs x

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Thursday, 20 February 2014

hi guys
just a quickie to show you a little wall hanging i made yesterday while the builders sorted out the damp in the lounge, finally its only take since mid November !
but its done so I'm happy lol
back to the piece, i have uses some super super cute digis from Ditzie Digi Designs
and this is what i came up with

isn't she just adorable, and look how cute the mushrooms are...well i couldn't get into the cupboard where all my canvases are stored so i did the only sensible thing and cut up a packing box,lol, having finally got all my books unpacked and onto the bookcases i found that actually fit the space i wanted them in  i happen to have a fair bit of cardboard laying around and what better way to get rid of it than to up cycle,
so i cut a 7x7'' square, and covered with a paper from My craft studio that had a mushroom on it, i faded it down so the colour was nice and muted, i stamped on this with a paperartsy stamp jm 16 which is bubbles , i then coloured these with shimmery watercolours, and it doesn't really show but i went all around the edges in a vine patterned stamp.
next i printed the Mushroom house and the He loves me ,he loves me not faerie, and coloured with spectrum noir pens, i glittered her wings in glamour dust, then printed and coloured a few more Mushroom house's in various sizes, i also stamped some Lady bugs, Dragonflies and what seemed like a hundred leaves lol
then i spent a goof few hrs fussy cutting them all out , which i have to say i do find very relaxing.
then the fun part of actually arranging it all on the cardboard/canvas.
its really quite dimensional and it think it came out quite nice.
oops that quick post wasn't very quick was it....
hope you lie it 
hugs x

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

hi all
its Visible Image day, and today i have a sneaky peek for you of the new stamps being launched on Saturday on Create & craft at 10 am and 4 pm
if you check out the Visible Image blog you will find more inspiration and links to all the Dt blogs where we are each sharing a sneaky peek this week.

so mine is this

the gorgeous Bradley & Emma children of the night out and about romancing under the blood moon....
the base is just black card, to which i have added hills using Creative Expressions Pearl Moon gilding wax.
then i stamped the wonderful fairy tale castle from the Once upon a time set, and embossed in silver,
I cut disk of white and added some Worn lipstick distress ink as shading to represent the moon, then i went all over this with the same Pearl Moon gilding wax, then a few smudges of the Worn Lipstick and Peal moon wax, gave the effect of a moonlight sky,
Bradley and Emma are coloured with Spectrum noir pens, fussy cut and added on sticky pads, then i hand made a tiny red rose for Bradley to give to his lady Emma.
and there you have it my very own little fairy tale scene.
hope you like it, and hope you catch the shows for lots of fab samples and demos from the master himself, Mark!
seriously guys there are some seriously special stamps you don't wanner miss it .
see you there, ill be on the sofa with a cuppa xx



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Monday, 17 February 2014

hey guys, i have another challenge for you all to play along with
Masculine / anything goes
i went anything goes because to be honest try as i might i cold not think of any way to make this gorgeous Ragdoll Ruby image from

who are offering 3 images to the winner

so here is my make

i decided on a tag, which i cut then covered in a paper from My craft Studio , Tinkering with Steampunk
i changed the colour to a nice brown, i cut some circles on this same paper and some in a soft pink, and made the rolled roses,( my first try, not very good lol), iv added some little leave cut outs some trim and tiny pearls along the bottom.
Ragdoll Ruby is coloured with spectrum noir pens, and i added 2 buttons for the eyes, popped her on some sticky pads and put her on the tag and to finish i gave her a little metal handbag and added a metal butterfly.

hope you like it and join us for the challenge 
hug x

Sunday, 16 February 2014

hi all,
 well what a bright sunny day! who would believe it could change so much overnight,lets hope it lasts!
post number 2 today and its for the new challenge at Glitter n Sparkle
theme is a sketch

i was given Cat woman by sassy studios

good chance to practise with my spectrum's..
i find it really hard to leave the white bits that give the shine to things lol, but i did my best with this one and think its not too dire...

quite a simple card, just some papers and lace the image and a sentiment, but kinda effective .

our sponsors this week
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Sassy Studio offering 4 images
Eureka offering 5 images
& all dressed up offering 2 images

would love to see your makes over on the challenge blog 

Hi guys :)
hope your all warm and safe and surviving this awful weather...
today i bring you my dt make for the new 
and the theme ..
Make a box
 the whole box is designed around the beautiful Madam Payraud's vintage label, from do crafts Papermania, i got quite a few bits from this range from Lisa at that craft place so you will be seeing a few projects with them i just love them.

i really did enjoy making this one, it is covered in a beautiful paper from K & Co that i have been hording in my stash since forever lol ,

once i had covered the box, i added some dark burgundy lace along the edges of top and bottom, then added a vintage cream lace on top of this.

once i had placed the label on top of the box, i then added lots of gorgeous flowers all from that craft place

i really love it, and although i would love it to be full of yummy chocs it is now actually full of flowers i got from a dear friend as part of a Christmas gift.

so now its over to you, make a box decorate a box whichever you do make sure you pop it into the challenge over on the blog.

hugs x

oh and while I'm here ill just remind you that Ditzie Digi Designs now has a fab etsy shop where you can get all the wonderful Ditzi Digis.

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Thursday, 13 February 2014

hi guys
today i have a card for you that i made just for fun!
iv used a freebie image from All Dressed up

its an 8 x 8 card base, onto which i matt a pretty pink paper from My craft studio, then i added some pink fancy ribbon and a sparkly white ribbon across the lower half
i cut a scalloped heart , and matt onto another fancy pattern fancy heart.
i coloured the little ballerina in really soft pink / lilacs, and added a sprinkling of glitter to her skirt.
i added a bow and in the sparkly ribbon.
i made 3 flowers and some leaves, 3 little gems, and for the final flourish a scattering of tiny hearts all cut by hand :/ .

hope you like it 
hugs x

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Wednesday, 12 February 2014

hi all
here we are again Wednesday so its 
i decided to use the fab new character

isn't he a fab happy guy!

i decided to do him in the colours of my old gymnastics club ( i was a coach , in case you wondered lol)
so the base is a really dark blue 6 x 6 card, onto this a added a matt that i made using a white piece of card, onto this i stamped the Grunge Check Background and embossed with clear powder, then i used Dusty Concord and Spiced Mustard distress inks, sponged over and blended into each other.
then i cut the frame on my craft robo, and stamped the heart , diamond , spade and club.
also sponging ink on the edges, then i stamped the let me entertain you on 2 small tickets, and finished off with some bells, i think its quite a fun card.

Visible Image will be on Create & Craft on the 22nd at 10 am and 4pm launching some amazing new set so make sure you don't miss them.



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Friday, 7 February 2014

new challenge at Delicious Doodles

the new Delicious doodles challenge starts today and the theme is 
Love ( good or bad)
time to have fun with this theme don't you think

OK here's mine

not sure if this would be good or bad? slightly creepy maybe that shes holding onto his skull because her love hasn't died even though he has LOL
i adore this image , not sure i have done her justice with my colouring but I'm still practising lots so maybe ill improve soon ,hehehe
anyway her name is Deadly can get her here

i took the colours of the nightshade flower and went from there, other than the colouring this is a real easy card to make, i simple took a 6 x 6 purple card base, matt a lovely purple pattern paper, that i added the text to in my Craft Studio, a ribbon and a silver fancy corner, then after colouring i mounted the image on matching purple card and added to the card.

so what you going to do , good love? bad love? cant wait to see
hugs x

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Visible Image ..bookmarks

Hi guys 
this will be a super short post because i am snowed under with dt work and sorting my house which looks like i just moved in with piles of stuff everywhere waiting to be sorted into the what will from this week forward be known as the studio , its previous existence it was known as my  sons room,lol
so anyway with the fact i am surrounded by piles and piles of books i came up with this make which seemed appropriate

i have used 

the Once upon a time from the new Once upon a Time set
 the backing papers are from My craft studio, and i carried the butterfly theme through all 3

hope you like them sorry this is short but must dash and get some more done 
hugs x

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Sunday, 2 February 2014

Glitter n Sparkle challenge

hi guys, me again
its Sunday and so another weeks challenge begins over at Glitter n sparkle
the theme this week is Buttons.
i had this fab image

Buccaneer Bonny from the Stamping Chef

isn't she cute, i used a paper from My craft studio matted onto black, i changed the colour to red and added the flourishes in the graphics program, i coloured her with Spectrum noir pens, and then fussy cut her out, i went on line and found a picture of Davey Jones locker , then i printed out lots of button in gold and silver, covered then in glossy accents, and once dry cut out and poked the holes in them, i filled the chest and scattered them around a bit then added pearls and gems , a nice little haul of pirate treasure.
hope you like it.

now its your turn, lets see  your wonderful creations with buttons.

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Hey Everyone time for a new challenge at 
the theme is 
I have used one of the fabulous Ditzie Design digis, 
her name is Li Valentine, i think shes adorable

i have used some purple rose paper and layered it onto card and cut it into a heart shape, i then found a lovely sentiment and printed it out and cut this into a heart shape too, i edged both with a really nice lace, and layered the smaller one onto the main one over to one side, over the other side i added some gem swirls , a heart gem stem and some roses, i added 2 roses to the smaller heart too, once i had coloured Li Valentine with my Spectrum's, i fussy cut her out and added her on sticky pads so this wall hanging has lots of depth. to finish i added some ribbon to hang it with .

hope you come play along
hugs x

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Visible Image Feb challenge

Oh my Days!! (as my daughter would say)
Can you believe its Feb already, can only mean one thing a new month a new challenge at 
OK and who can guess the theme? its tough one being Feb and all lol
yeah its LOVE...
now i have a confession to make here, i was busy working on my piece having fun stamping and gluing and almost done i think oh Buggering hell ! i had completely forgot the theme lol, but the lovely Helen said well its a love of sewing!! saved :D
and here it is...

this is the top,

and a side view

the side view is a better colour, for some reason i cant get the top pic in the right light but you get the idea .

i used just a plain paper mache box, measuring 6 x 3 1/2 ''
first i covered it in some paper i printed from my craft studio using Deco Mache, then i went on to the stamping, using one of my fave sets The Sewing Room its such a wonderful feminine set and i always want to dress up the body form lol but i refrained this time and dressed up the box instead ....using tulle and lace and a beautiful ribbon rose trim,
 I have used the body form, buttons and 
thread bobbins plus the be Unique sentiment from the set but you still have so many stamps in the set to work with you could go on and on with them.

so what is it you Love? make a project  be it a card a tag or an altered piece and show us the love xx



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