Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Another Birthday xx

Can't believe I have not blogged all weekend so naughty!! Things are still very hectic here at the moment as my youngest daughter was poorly over the weekend and we had to make a trip to our local hospital Sunday night, doctor's Monday morning and then hospital for the rest of the day but she is now feeling much better and just has to go back for a blood test next week!!!
My sister is also in hospital as she has had an operation on her back so obviously very little time for crafting just visiting and sneaking to see baby Summer!!! lol xx

Well today's my nephew Owen's birthday and this is one of the cards I have made him!!! It is also my entry for The Sugar Bowl this week!!

Tiets has done the fab sketch and you need to use punches! The prize this week is a set of 6 new Manga stamps!!!

I have used a sheet of pearl card and my minds eye papers for the background and the rest where freebie's from a magazine!! Distressed the edges and inked with vintage photo DI.

The punches I have used are the zig zag Martha Stewart, Button and the scalloped circles for the sentiment. The image is one I received in a Funky Kits Goodie bag when they where on offer!! coloured with my copics and edges with the DI's.


The Sugar Bowl - Punches

Friday, 23 April 2010

Last nights class & Baby update!!

This is the layout I did last night at the Craft Den!! Can you believe it no baby in sight, well that's not true as this is Dusty and she's my baby!!! lol

We used a shaped paper from Bo Bunny's "Sophie" collection cut in half and layered on to cream bazzil and a strip of brown dotty bazzil.

Here we used the new Paper Artsy stamps which are just gorgeous!! I stamped just at the bottom of my page with Wild Plum, Crushed Olive and Brown and then added different stickles which really look lush!! We used a MS punch for the brown strip at the edge and for my photo's I used the circle nesties in plain for the photo's and the scalloped for the bazzil!! (never used so many photo's!!!)
Added these beautiful butterflies which where once again from Paper Artsy!! these new dies which match the stamps and are new in at the Craft Den!!!

Don't these stamps look so beautiful!!!

This picture is on Wednesday when little "Summer was allowed home sat in her little vibrating chair!! She just looks so long, but very beautiful!!

This was last night!! as after my class I popped over to have a little cuddle!! She smells so gorgeous just want to cuddle her forever!!!
Just want to say a big thankyou for all your wonderful comments on the birth of my beautiful Granddaughter and for the wonderful cards I have been receiving they are all fantastic and will have to blog them for you!! but not today as I will be late for work again!!!! lol xxxx

Monday, 19 April 2010

Hello to Summer!!!!!!

Well at last she is here!!

We have had a very traumatic weekend which ended with the safe arrival of Summer!!

There little family is now complete!! Mum & Dad where so proud of there little bundle, Brett said he couldn't believe how cute she was!!! and Rochelle just kept smiling as she couldn't believe she was hers!!!

Rochelle allowed me to take this for her Scrapbook!!!! lol I think she looks beautiful considering what she has been through!! and she did it so well!!

Summer weighted in at 8lbs 9oz!!! and is so beautiful!!!

The proud Dad giving Summer a bottle!! and boy did she enjoy it, I just couldn't believe how well she just accepted it!! and it was so cute watching her little cheeks sucking "she was sooo hungry".

Then just to finish the weekoff I put my computer on and my god I had won Donalda's blog candy!!!! Thanks Donald can't wait for the beautiful goodies to arrive!!!

Saturday, 17 April 2010

House Mouse Challenge

I am sat here patiently waiting to go to the hospital!! Rochelle has had labour pains since last night the hospital have asked she waits while she can't stand the pain!!! Well I think it's nearly time!!! I have cleaned all day and done some crafting while she has sat on the sofa!!! Baby Summer come on!!!!

Popped over to Gez's blog today and wow she has joined the House Mouse Challenge for the first time!!! Love the card she has made!!

I adore the House Mouse range so I have had to have a go!! Would also like to know if you can use the decoupage range? Here is my entry!!

The only requirement is you use 2 papers, 3 flowers and ribbon.

I have used my Nanna's Nursery "Girl" paper and green bazzil. cut the image out with my nesties!!
The image is Baby Blocks which I have coloured with my copics and added glamour dust! Baby ribbon and retro flower punch, I have also used my valentine lace border punch.

Friday, 16 April 2010

Crafts & Me Challenges

Up date on the Baby!! Still no sign!!! lol xx

Here is this week's entry for Crafts and Me Challenges the theme for this fortnight is Brown/Pink & Yellow!!

I choose Ching-Chou Kuik's "Love is Gone" Sweetpea image which can only be purchased at Crafts and me!!!

Used my copic's to colour in the image and then added glamour dust!! Cut her out with my oval nestie!! The background paper is Bo-Bunny "Sophie Wildflowers" which I have only used for the main background as it looked perfect just on it's own just added the obvious "Stickles" you can't get enough glitz!!!
I have used a piece of yellow pearlised card from crafters companion, used the love heart punch down both sides and added this fab brown mesh!! This is available from Lynne at the Craft Den!! it's fabulous and comes in loads of colours!! (She has some new fab flowers, voile netting and charms the list could go on! you just need a look it's a proper Alladin's Cave!!)

The flowers I have punched out with my retro punch, added prima bling and a few gems and the beautiful little MS punched butterflies xx

Crafts and Me Challenge - Theme Brown/Pink/Yellow

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

My 1st ever distress ink painting!!!!

Just to let you know Rochelle is still here and looking rather swell!!! lol but feeling very fed up!!! Her due date was yesterday and we have had no signs!!!!!!!!

Over the last few days I have been so lucky though on Monday I popped over to "SweetPea Stamps" and saw that I had won a fabulous sheet of stamps!!! I have never won anything through my blogg so I can say was very excited!!!!

Then yesterday I popped over To gina's "Ginas Krafty Palce" and again I just couldn't believe it I had won her blogg candy a beautiful "Sweetpea" stamp!!!

Hope they come in three's and today I will get little "Summer" keeping everything crossed!!

Anyway back to crafting!!!
This is the first ever card I have ever done with an image painted with distress inks!!! and I do feel very pleased with it!! Even though when my friend (you know who you are) sees it she will say I need glasses with the image!!!! lol xx
I have used plain green card for the background and stamped my image onto it!!
The gorgeous gold netting if another fab find at the Craft Den!!! I have added my peacock feather and lovely green pin and couldn't find a flower to match so back to the ribbon box and I sat and sewed this little beauty!!! added the lovely brad (chatterbox range) to finish it off!!

Oh the image is so sweet!! really like the colour of the dress matches perfectly!! gone around the edges with stickles and the wings are glamour dust, the gents top is rock candy gives a fab effect!!!!

Off out with my girls today a very rare occasion!!!! Just hope they behave!!!

Friday, 9 April 2010

Scrapping with Flutterby!!

It was Scrap Book class last night at the Craft Den and we made this beautiful page with Bo-Bunny "Flutterby" papers and coloured bazzil.

On the yellow background we used a Doilie for the stamped image and Brown Burlap in the distress ink pads. We then used punches for the Green piece in the middle and threaded spotted ribbon. The bottom half we have just used half a piece of the gorgeous shapes flutterby paper and inked the edges (at home I have gone around the edge and the flowers with stickles).

We hand cut the leaves and punched all the flowers then doodled and inked the edges.

Lynne showed us how to make this gorgeous butterfly!!! which we inked the edges.

This is my beautiful "Muffin" who was my first cat and me and the girls loved her to bit's!!!! I found these little cork letters and think they look perfect with the papers!!

It's our friend Jills birthday today!!!

Happy birthday Jill hope you have a fab day and get lot's of pampering!!!!

Thursday, 8 April 2010

A class full of techniques!!!

It was craft night at the Craft Den yesterday and we did this fab tag book!! and I forgot to mention we had the most fabulous carrot cake & Banana & Toffee cake as it's Jill birthday on Friday on the lovely Ann made two cakes!!!! Fabby xx

Love craft night as we always do different projects and techniques!!
Here is my book after I added some fibre's at home.

The first one is a tag backed with Blonde Moments paper, a strip of black mesh which we added the via to then dried, we then added a strip of white acrylic paint and ribbon then just doodles round the edges to finish.

This one is some lovely corrugated card distressed and then we have a piece of metal which we dabbed black paint on and then waited for it to dry before sanding off!!! Added a couple of brads and ribbon. The other side I have not taken a photo!!! but we ripped paper and added some 7 gypsies gaffer tape.

Inked around the edges of this maya road shape then cut out the same shape but smaller from the remaining paper the other side we had a beautiful white oval cut with the nestie another oval in black then put through the cuttlebug added more brads and attached to the shape!!! Added some fibres once home and Wow a complete project!!!

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

More House Mouse Decoupage!!!

Well I must say I have been a good girl lately and have tried to use more of my stash!! This beautiful card I have used my Anna Griffin papers which was a TSV many moons ago!!!! lol
Out came my fabulous decoupage from Joanna Sheen "House Mouse Designs" I have two sets Home & Garden & Food and Drink so you may see these quite often as there are 10 designs in each pack!!!!

I have used this beautiful design as The challenge at "Magical Crafts is "Animal Antic's" and "Secret Crafters Saturdays Challenges" is How does your Garden Grow so thought this would be perfect!!

Plenty of glamour dust, stickles and glossy accents on the main decoupage.

Used ribbon to match papers which was also in the TSV!! and the flowers I have used my retro punches and I had no flowers that really matched!!!! lol xx

Magical Crafts - Animal Antics
Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge - How does your Garden Grow

Monday, 5 April 2010

Whiff of Joy Image xx

I have had this image months and have never got round to using her!!! Well last week I bought some yummy "Nana's Nursery" papers from The Craft Den and I couldn't resist this lovely sizzix flower die!!!

Choose my papers and coloured my image to match also used the same colours on my sentiment!!! layered my paper and then cut a frame with one of my Nestie's and added the matching flower!!

Added the perfect extra Prima Bling!!!

and lot's of stickles but I am such a doop I took the photo's before I added the stickles!!!!! lol

I am trying to get organised as "Summer" is due in eight days!!! and I won't want to be making cards then, will just be after loads of cuddles!!! lol

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Another Challenge xx

Well it's another new challenge blog "Sweet Pea Stampers" and this is my entry!!

Congratulations to the new DT team which I have just seen has been announced!!!

Yes I have used another decoupage sheet called the Green Dragonfly!! from The Crafty Purple Frog, I'm loving these xxx

The Challenge is All that Glistens Is Gold so I have used paper from My K & Co 12 x 12 pad "Tea Box" which is a specialty Paper pack which I purchased quite a while ago from The Craft Den. For my Gold I have used Miri card, Gold card, ribbon & stickles

Added loads of stickles!!!

A close up, just needed to show how beautiful she is!!! used glossy accents for her eyes.

Added these beautiful Prima pearls.

A close up of all the layers which I have built up with my Pinflair glue!! a must for decoupage xxx