16 Apr 2011

Bunny Boy Blue

Hi all sorry for not visiting you all but my mum came to stay with me on Tuesday and didn't leave until Friday so I haven't had time for any crafting worth talking about.
I started this one yesterday and just finished it I am entering it to several challenges which I will list below.
I have used a Precious Moments image coloured with Copics, I used my Nesties scalloped circles to cut it out and the mounted onto green card also cut with a Nesties scalloped circle.
The gingham paper is Bearlymine the other I found in my stash.  I have used faux stitching, I added flowers, sentiment and MS butterfly trio.
To add dimension I used foam pads for the central image also the stamped sentiment.  I have added Star Dust Stickles to both flowers and butterflies.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

I was fortunate enough to have won three challenges last week
CES
Papertake Weekly
Delicious Doodles
I am so thrilled that my name was picked out and I have won some really beautiful goodies.
I hope to see you some time soon but my mum is coming back tonight to stay for a couple of days, once I am on my own again I will be coming to visit.
Hugs

13 Apr 2011

AUD SENTIMENTS BLOG HOP AND CHALLENGE

Hi all today we not only have a challenge for you at AUD SENTIMENTS to try out but we are also having our very first 
Blog Hop to celebrate our first anniversary, I so hope that you will join in the fun and maybe you get to win a prize along the way.

All you need to do is 
Become a follower of Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog
Visit each DTM and leave a comment 
If you get lost along the way then just return to 
AUD SENTIMENTS to pick up the thread

You should have come to me from Maria

Each of the DT has chosen an image from one of their favourite sponsors, I have chosen to use an image from Digi's With Attitude
Digi’s With Attitude! is a Digital Stamp Company that brings sass & attitude to your stamping projects! 
The winner chosen from my comments will receive a $10 voucher to spend in their shop


Here is my card using one of the new Digi's With Attitude image called Goth Tween, i have coloured her with a mixture of promarkers and Sakura gel and glitter pens.
The papers are Bearlymine, I have added a hand stamped sentiment, butterfly and gems



Your next stop is DEE
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Now onto our challenge the theme being
ANYTHING GOES
Our sponsor is Sassy Cheryl and below is my DT card using a Sassy Cheryl's images called April Showers
I am also entering this into the following challenges


I have coloured the image with Copics both papers are Bearlymine I have added wide ribbon, buttons, flowers and sentiment plus a couple of gems. 

I hope you have enjoyed your visit and please come join, not only our challenge, but our 1st anniversary blog hop as well, we would truly love to see you all.
Hugs

Easter Card

Hi all the weather has changed quite a bit today it is raining and a little cold but all I can say is that the gardens need it badly.

While I was out and about in the land of blog yesterday I visited a blog called
Nicecrane Designs, wow, if you are an animal lover especially dogs then you must pay a visit to this site.  If you are a lover of Vintage and collage art then a visit is also a must.  Peter Rabbit vintage style is there in abundance and a freebie to be had as well.

I could not resist this image which is from the new Merry Party range of Doggy Digi's, I just had to have it, I thought it was perfect for Easter but can also be used for any occasion.
I used the PNG format and inserted the words by way of MCS.
I used promarkers to colour,  the papers are Bearlymine which have been mounted onto gold mirri card as well as the image.  I added some SU Choc Chip ribbon, flowers and a gold mirri butterfly.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges below


I hope you like my card and don't forget to pop over to Nicecrane and have a gander.

I have edited this to say that for the first time in months I am actually feeling like my old self today,  I am so enjoying visiting all my blogging friends and seeing the amazing creations that you have all done.  I am never sure what I am going to feel like from one day to the next but you have all be wonderful and showing true friendship by staying with me, I just had to say a big thank you to you all.

12 Apr 2011

Digital Tuesday Challenge #106

Hi all today our new challenge at 
Digital Tuesday starts and Maria has chosen the theme
LITTLE WOMEN
Our sponsor is
Robyn's Fetish


The winner will receive a choice of 5 digi images or 4 digi images and one digi paper pack.
Here is my DT card

I have used one of the new Crafty Sentiment Manga images that will be available to view and buy later this week
I have coloured her with Copics, cut her out with an oval Nestie then mounted her onto a scalloped oval Nestie.
The card base is red 6x6 the front of the card I cut half off then adhered a punched white lace border.  The papers are Bearlymine, I used a die cut for the corners on the inside of the card and my SU punch for the corners on the outside.
I used a computer generated sentiment which I punched out with my SU scalloped punch.


On the inside of the card I added a plain scalloped Nestie also a circle sentiment also available from Crafty Sentiments, finally I added some clear gems the the centre of the swirls both inside and out. 

I would also like to enter this card into the challenge at

I hope you have enjoyed your visit and that you like my card for some more wonderful inspiration and creativity please pay a visit to the other DT their work is quite beautiful.
We look forward to seeing you this week at Digital Tuesday
Hugs

11 Apr 2011

New Release and Challenge card

Hi all I have a card to share with you today that I have made using a new Manga image that will be available from Crafty Sentiments this week, so keep an eye open for this beautiful range.
This image is called Flora with Flowers
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.

As well as this beautiful image that I coloured with Copics, I have used card, paper, pearls and flowers, all are from my never ending stash.

This next picture shows the new releases from Stamp Fairy and can be found HERE
There is a 50% sale on at the moment which will be ending soon so to take advantage of this great saving pop over to Stamp Fairy HERE
Thank you for looking at my work see you soon
Hugs

10 Apr 2011

Creative Inspirations Challenge #57

 Hi all our new bi-weekly challenge at Creative Inspirations starts today and this week Cheryl's theme is
Anything Easter, 

We have two wonderful sponsors for this challenge
Simon Says who is our regular monthly sponsor


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and 
Whiff of Joy

   Sponsor
Here is my DT project


I decided that I wanted to make an Easter Bonnet but I also wanted to use it as a hanging display and this is what I came up with.
The first picture shows the hanger in it's entirety
I had thought about this project for some time, I wanted to make my very own bonnet from scratch and thought of the ways I could do it.  I have made an Easter Bonnet before about six years ago for my sister, it was different to this one but it still hangs in her living room to this day.
It has been awhile since I got the urge to create something like this so I do hope that you will like it.
My first job was to create the template I used circles and a tool that I bought several weeks ago, a Hot Glue Gun, I love it, wish I had bought one a lot sooner.
Once I had my circles I put them together to make the base for me to work on
I wanted to make some of my own flowers so I used my Dimension Fourth flower stamp and flourish.  I used SU Rich Rassleberry ink.
I stamped 12 flowers cut them out and put them together.  I used raffia ribbon around the middle of the hat and adhered my four large flowers to the front.
I found some nice dark pink binding sort of ribbon and glued that to the top of the hat circle, from there I used many flowers that I bought from Wild Orchid  
I did not want just the bonnet but also an image that was suitable for Easter and found this Penny Black Slapstick stamp which I stamped with Momento Tuxedo Black Ink then coloured with Copics.  I used the Nestie No 4 label die to cut her out, I inked around the frame with Versamagic Pink ink for a soft effect, I also cut the same size label with SU Rassleberry card and adhered to the back of the image for strength. 
Once I had the image ready I used my crop a dile to punch a hole in the brim of the hat, fixed an eyelet then threaded through this wide gold ribbon, I adhered the image, I also used the same ribbon to make a large bow for the back of my bonnet, then added some gold hat pins. 
Finally I used the same SU Rassleberry card to die cut two butterflies which I glued to the hat and top if the hanger ribbon. 


I would also like to enter this Easter/Spring project into the following challenges

Wow this has been a long post for me but I hope that you have enjoyed seeing what I have made and maybe I have given you a little inspiration, for even more please pay a visit to the other DT their work is brilliant.
I hope that we will see you all at our Creative Inspirations Easter challenge.
Bye for now see you very soon
Hugs

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