Thursday 23 December 2010

Christmas Wishes xxx

Well this is my last post for Christmas I'm sorry for the lack of posting and commenting as I'm just so busy with work and getting prepared for the big day!!!

Hopefully I will be back to normal soon (did I say normal well that will be a first) lol

Here is a Christmas card I have done for my Sister-in-Law it really is very beautiful and the image sits so elegantly. I am also entering this into the "The Sweetpea Stampers" Challenge Anything Goes.

The image is Northern Most Serenity and can be found at the Crafty Purple Frog.

Used a sheet of Miri cad and this and it looks fab with the light!

Couldn't find flowers to match so I sprayed these with glimmer mist and now they are perfect. Punched some leaves and added a few pins.

Thats it then just going to get ready for work!!

Hope you all have a fabulous Christmas and get lots of crafty goodies!!

Lots of Love

Wednesday 22 December 2010

Just managed it!!!

When I saw the theme for the Crafts & Me Challenge I thought I'd give it a go but as always life got in the way and I ended up doing it late last night!!!! by the time I had finished my card I had a really bad headache and had to go to bed!!!!

I got up this morning and I am now just in the deadline to enter!!!!

The theme is "Moody Blues".

This is my entry the image is from Amy at the Crafty Purple Frog and she is called Hope as always she comes on a sheet of two and can be found here!

I have used plain blue papers and a blue spotty one from Dovecrafts "Let it Snow".

Added the essential stickles for the extra sparkle some ribbon, snowflakes and a tiny bit of blue bling.

Hope you like it she looks fabulous in the flesh!!

Managed to enter with 7 minutes to go!!!!! lol

Thursday 16 December 2010

Crafty Purple Frog & Kenny K's

Can you beleive it's already our 5th challenge over at the The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge!!!

Kenny K is one of our sponsors this week and they kindly let us have images to play with I choose Miss Hottie!! then had to purchase a few more as I just loved colouring them in and arn't they just perfect for the man in your life!!!!

Decided to use three of the digi's in two sizes on this shaped card for my DH who thinks it's just great!!! Asked if Miss Hottie looked like me but he just laughed!!

Inked round the edges of the card with Tim's distressed inks which match these Noel papers just beautifully.

Added some green bobble ribbon and gold miri card which looks fab but the photo's are flashing back!!!

You have an extra week on this challenge as we are having a christmas break and it's a must to enter as we have some fabulous prizes up for grab's you should see the list!!!!!!

Hope you have time to visit the DT blogs as there are some fabulous designs both Kenny K's and images from the Purple Frog.

Sunday 5 December 2010

Great afternoon crafting with Kerry!!

Had a fabulous afternoon with Kerry see her blog here!!

We got that much stuff out was shattered before we started but we had a great time!!! Missed our craft class this week with the weather so this was the next best thing!! As you will see from the photo's we had eveything to hand and if not it wasn't far away!!

Kerry was a wizz but I'm a lot slower here is one of my cards, it's for Summer obviously and is a Peachy Keen image of Mother Gingerbread I actually purchased her last year but this is the first time she has been inked.

The ribbon was a purchase from the NEC, the papers are bazzil in green and holly paper is from Festive Frolics from Papermania 6 x 6 and the snowflake is the same range but in 12 x 12 all available from the Craft Den, then just added loads of stickles.

She looks beautiful coloured with my copics with an added bit of stickles.

Thursday 2 December 2010

Crafty Purple Frog Challenge "Easel's"

Well it's time again for another challenge at The Crafty Purple Frog and this week the theme is "Easels" this week I have used the Peacock Pryamage which looks beautiful with the Peacock Bo-Bunny papers.

I have been playing with my new toy "EK Success Circle Cutter" wow it's fantastic I have loads of circles of all sizes just so easy!!

Added a beautiful co-ordinated feather some lovely flowers, ribbon and beads.

Just love this image she looks so graceful!!!

You must pop over to see the other DT members inspirations it's beautiful!!

There are 4 chances to win again.....

1st prize is from the lovely Teresa at Crafts and me.

This is a brand new just released stamp called Winter Melody

2nd Prize 3 downloads from The Crafty Purple Frog
3rd Prize 2 downloads from The Crafty Purple Frog
4th Prize 1 download from The Crafty Purple Frog

Hope you manage to join us again this week the entries for the flower theme where magnificent and well worth a look!!

Monday 29 November 2010

Sorry for lack of commenting xxx

Well I've been unwell for over a week when I went to the doctors she thought I had gastroenteritis but after a week of the dreaded diarrhea I found out that I had food poisoning which I can tell you it was so painful!!!!!

Anyway I am really behind now as I haven't crafted for over a week and Summers Advent Calendar was calling so yesterday I got to work to try and get it to a stage she could actually have it, after many a long hour it still needs to extra detail but it's nearly done!!!!

I found this fabulous calendar last year which I actually painted in gesso in August!! Can you believe that!! After I covered the sides with Gold & Blackberry Croco from the Craft Den which I left over night to get this fabulous effect you can use the heat gun but the effect is better if left to dry naturally.

The numbers where from a K & Co sheet and the beautiful little Magnolia's are from Shrink Plastic!!

Used Viva pearl pens and Martha Stewart holly punch also from the Craft Den.

Wooden snowflakes which I embossed with thick embossing powders by Blonde Moments and then added a Pearl to the centre.

Then loads of stickles!! Just need to wipe over with Metallic paint to go into the cracks for the perfect finished look then the pressie's and my word how expensive it's turned out but hopefully will be a keepsake for them to bring out every year but I bet I have to put the presents in every year as well but then what are Nannan's for!!!!

Friday 19 November 2010

More Magnolia's for my stash!!

Well who can resist a magnolia!!!! Went to the Craft Den last week and Lynne had the fab new Christmas range in and I just kept adding them into my basket!!!!

You should have seen the receipt had to throw that one away!!! lol

Any way this little beauty is one I stamped while at the class but I haven't purchased yet!! Bet they will have sold out now as she's gorgeous and such a beautiful face. Coloured her with my copics.

The papers are Bo-Bunny but I have forgot what range but you can find them here at the craft den. teamed it with a beautiful lilac card and a core-dinations paper distressed the edges and added some lovely green netting with pins.

A side view of the papers as I have left them raised as it gives a beautiful look. The sentiment is my LOTV set which I pre-ordered and it came last week, love them all of them are so beautiful.

My last picture is a pressie to myself!! Well everything is a pressie really. It's my new personal Xmas stamp love it.

The colours of my picture are really bad I need either a new camera or lessons on how to take photo's and a light!!!!

Hope you all have a fab weekend my little baby is coming to stay with me tonight then of to a Christmas Market tomorrow should be a laugh with the pram!!

Entered into Anything Goes Challenge - Let it Snow

Thursday 18 November 2010

It's challenge time again and this weeks theme is "Flowers"

It's that time again over at the Crafty Purple Frog Challenge Blog it's our third challenge and the theme is "Flowers"

We had a fabulous number of entries again, it's so popular!! but then again we have some fabulous prizes up for grabs so it's a must!!

My entry this week is the Poinsettia Fairy She is so beautiful and the colours just perfect for this time of year! (Please look at Amy's shop as my photo's really don't do the colours and favours)

I have teamed the image together with Paper Artsy papers from the Craft Den and green bazzil.

I have used my new pink expression!!! I'm so happy to have this as I have waited so looooong for it!!!! to cut out the green flowers which I thought looked like the poinsettia and then edged with gold stickles. I have also added some beautiful ribbon which has stars down the edges and punched out some holly leaves with my new MS punch just check out the Craft Den for all the new punches or pop in as the ribbons are just devine.

Monday 15 November 2010

Loving these Pyramage sheets

Just wanted to show you this fabulous card I made with a pyramage sheet from Amy's store the Crafty Purple Frog the sheet is called Tulip and can be found here and as always there are two images on the sheet!!!

The papers are Fairy Flora from Prima and are just perfect with these magical designs.

Added a beautiful border with my Martha Stewart Punch a few beautiful flowers and pearl bling from my ever growing stash!!! lol

Had a lovely relaxing weekend with my family, just had to show this picture of Summer she had her first tooth while I was away but guess what her second came at the weekend and I found it!!!!

Monday 8 November 2010

So Sorry this is soooooooo late!!!!!!

This is so late but then I couldn't get on my blog last week even though I had it all loaded ready just to post it was so frustrating but here it is the theme for last week at The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge!!! is "sparkle"

Just before I show my card this weeks prizes are from Amy at the Crafty Purple Frog and the lovely Vanessa.

1st place 3 down loads of your choice from The Crafty Purple Frog
2nd prize 2 downloads of your choice
3rd place 1 download of your choice.
4th place 5 digi's of there choice from delicious Doodles
And there is a special sparkle prize from the very lovely Vanessa
Here is what she has to say.......
"cause Amy's sheets

"Amy said I could pick the winner so...
simply enter your blinged up card & I will pick my favorite
from those of you using an image from the crafty purple frog!
Good Luck to you all!"
hugs Vanessa

My image this week is the green Dragon Fly which you can find here! She was one of my first buys when Amy first brought them out and I adore her she is so beautiful.

My card is made up of Prima papers and brown bazzil which works perfectly with the image.

Added stickle to the image for the added bling!!!

Some beautiful green net and brown ribbon bring the colours together and the green gems and pins look perfect!

The flowers are from the same papers and I have used my retro punches with centres made from the Viva pearls and added pearls to the corners..

Well now I'm back I will hopefully get back to normality!!
I have sorted out problems I had before I left for my holiday so will be back on track with my crafting and commenting on all your lovely work which I missed so much last week but my DH thought was just an added bonus!!!!