Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Gnome-body loves you ...


I have a shaker frame card today (I think that is what it is called anyways)!  So cut the frame and front cover on my Silhouette, stamped the gorgeous Lovey Gnomes from Stamping Bella, coloured with Promarkers, you can't see it but the shaker has pink & red heart confetti and some lush sparkle gems.  Squiggly hand stitch for a change, pearls, some dies from a couple of the Doohickey Club kits, green card cut to look like grass, covered in the lovely green ribbon, heart charm to finish.

The inside has the sentiment included in the Lovey Gnomes; gnome-body loves you the way I love you.  I have cut a spiral pop up heart from the Silhouette Design Store.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges -
Wednesday Creative Inspiration Challenge - Love is in the Air
Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Something beginning with 'L' - Love
Penny Black & More - Love, Hearts & Flowers
Noor! Designs Challenge - Celebrations (Valentines)
Passion for Promarkers - Add an Embellishment (I Won Top 5)!

Bye for today followers, love


Thursday, 8 February 2018

Happy Birthday to ewe! ...


I was lucky enough to win some digi stamps of my choice over at Bugaboo Stamps and I could
not resist this little fella among others, lucky me!
I decided to layer him up and add some bunting and of course hand stitched, I just love him.
Coloured with Promarkers & Nitwit paper.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges -
Bugaboo Catch the Bug Challenge - Anything Goes (I Won 2nd Place)!
Noor! Designs - Celebrations

Thursday, 18 January 2018

YOU ARE Magical ...

Another watercolor background for you. still need more practice & I think more patience ha ha.  This stamp is called 'A Fish Kisses Tilda' from the 'You're invited' Collection just released which was part of the Christmas Advent 2017 Box which I was very lucky Father Christmas sent to me.  I have coloured her with Promarkers, cut some weed and vellum waves on my Silhouette, sequins, sentiment and some glossy accents & of course hand stitching to finish.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia - Anything Goes (I Won Top 3)!
All About Magnolia - Anything Goes (I Won Top 5)!

Thanks so very much ...


Well I have been playing with water colour backgrounds, most didn't make the grade but a couple I was kinda pleased with, including this one.  More practice me thinks, something a bit different from my norm.  I have used the gorgeous stamp set titled;  Stinkin Cute from Lawn Fawn which includes the skunk, flower & heart among other little bits & bobs, so much fun, along with the Scripty Thanks also from Lawn Fawn which I have layered up several times for the depth.   Vellum, sequins, gem for the centre of the flower, hand stitched to finish.  Of course coloured with Promarkers.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges -
I Love Promarkers - Thank You (I Won Top 3)!
Passion for Promarkers - Something New (I Won Top 5)!
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything Goes Cute

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Fintastic Birthday ...

HAPPY NEW YEAR


Another shaker card (front view) to share with you today, treated myself to a few goodies at LOTV & their half price sale recently.  Thought I would give these little critters a go & super fun to colour.  The reflection of the camera has made it look like it really full of water!

I wanted the sand to stay at the bottom so I cut a shaker to suit but as you can see I have a gap where the sand has escaped a little with all my shaking!
This is the inside view.

The fish food has been cut on my Silhouette.  Sand is from Porto Santo, fabulous colour & happy memories.  Front sentiment is CG but the 'make a splash' is part of the collection.  Fabulous rubber too, good quality.  Coloured with Promarkers & pencils.  Hand stitched, dew drops  & accents.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
Lily of the Valley - Something New (Goodies)



Sunday, 24 December 2017

Joy ... to the world


Well I have gone for an elegant simple understated look for this Christmas card, makes a change & I am really pleased with the result, a pleasure to make too.

I have used the 'Softly Falling' embossing folder from Stampin Up.  Several different snowflake dies, the 'Joy' die is also from Stampin Up and part of the 'Wonderful Wreath Framelit dies (135851) and was cut from Crafters Companion Glitter luxury card along with the Mirror Luxury card.
A couple of vellum snowflakes & a few of acetate snowflakes cut on my Silhouette as they
didn't cut very well on my Big Shot.  Not forgetting some hand stitching, well it wouldn't be me would it.  Gems & sequins to finish.

Sending Heaps of Holiday Wishes ...


Today I have been playing with this gorgeous Stamp from Art Impressions titled 'Penguin Stacker' it is soooo cute. I ordered it in the January sales online but it never appeared until July?  Good job I wasn't in a rush for it, ha ha.  Nice & simple again today as I wanted the image to speak for itself.
I have coloured with Promarkers, snowflakes, Nitwit papers & hand stitched once again.


Seasons Greetings ...


Loving this stamp, great for the guys this Christmas.
No shaker this time, so more post friendly, CAS.
Nitwit papers, white ribbon, snowflake, Promarkers & hand stitched, I have been busy!

Thanks for visiting my blog over 2017 despite fewer posts, I really appreciate it and all the 
lovely comments and the chances to enter challenges, thanks.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes (I Won)!

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Merry Christmas ...


For the first time ever I decided to make a batch of general Christmas cards rather than individual makes.  As soon as I saw these free stamps among those in Issue 49 of Creative Stamping I knew
exactly what I was going to make.  Gold heat embossing and a lot of hand stitching later I had
over 50 Christmas Cards.  All posted and very well received, I was delighted with the outcome.  Even managed to get them printed in the next issue of Creative Stamping (50) on the readers letters page!


I would like to enter these into the following challenges -
Crafty Ribbons - Ribbon (I Won Top 3)!
Glitter & Sparkle - Gold Christmas
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Christmas/CAS (I Won Top 3)!


WISHING ALL MY FOLLOWERS & FELLOW CRAFTERS A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

At Christmas all roads lead home ...


Long time no see once again, I am here honest, time doesn't seem to be on my side.
Down the final family Christmas cards now!
I purchased this stamp early in January ready to play this Christmas, great for male cards me thinks.
So it is a snow globe shaker on the front and a picture of the inside below.


Cut on my Silhouette, hand stitched, coloured with Promarkers, charm & bell and some red organza ribbon.  The papers are from Nitwit Collections.