Monday, 1 September 2014

Ooh La La creations......

Bonjour and welcome to my second post of today, the new challenge at Ooh la La Creations is ......Clean and simple, I have chosen one of the new images off the Say it with words  Cd, this is one of the digi images that you can colour in yourself or if you don't want to colour go for the coloured version. I've posted both versions for you to see the difference.

digi image coloured in with Prismas

pre-coloured image

I thought I would be at work today, but so far my area mgr hasn't called to give me the ok, so until he does I have to stay off, it's going to be so strange going back.
Have a great day
hugs n smiles

Sketch n Stash.......

Morning to you all, and a big hi to my latest follower, thanks for taking the time to pop by, I was off this weekend so I'll be playing catch up today. My sisters, Mum and I went to Wales for the weekend. My Mum who won't go away anywhere now, suddenly decided she wanted us all to have a mini break so we had a girly weekend away going round our favourite haunts when we were children, we stayed just outside Barmouth in a lovely Victorian B&B situated overlooking the estuary. My only problem with Wales is it rains........quite alot, but when the sun shines the scenery is stunning. We went to Harlech, Portmadog and Barmouth and walked that much my poor knees ache so much this morning.

Today sees the start of a new challenge at Sketch n Stash, I chose Pansy Ring to colour which is an image from our sponsors for this challenge. I kept the card very simple, colouring in the image with Prismas and then I sealed over that with Glue n seal before adding the distressed ink background. The sentient is from LOTV.
the winner gets 4 images

hugs n smiles

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Sugar Creek Hollow......

Afternoon fellow bloggers and welcome to a new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow, the theme this fortnight is ........Tag your it, so don't forget that we want to see your Shabby Chic/Vintage style projects only for this one.
I have used a pocket tag from the Femme Fatale CD at Kraftyhands, love the image and you can also pop something extra inside the pocket.  I've used a part of a doily behind the flowers and then added a stick pin and pearls to finish off.

I'm going back to work on Monday which will seem very strange after
being off for five weeks, I've still got to see the consultant on Wednesday
about my Kidney Stone and I'm still being monitored for my liver function as its still icky,
can't believe that never having drunk I could be getting liver disease.
.......might as well start having a tipple!!
Have a great weekend
Hugs n smiles

Monday, 25 August 2014

Fingers and thumbs........

Afternoon to you all hope you are having a relaxing Bank Holiday, mind you the weather is pants, such a grey rainy day, mind you I managed to finish this Lay Out this morning, I've been working on it for the past two days and I'm trying to do a page a month for my daughters wedding album. Sorry there are quite a few  piccies for this post, I was inspired by the sketch over at Scrapology and went over board with the bling.

The flowers are made using the flower stamp set by Heartfelt Creations called Open Vintage floret I didn't use the largest stamp but used the other three sizes as well as the matching dies for the layers, I stamped the flowers on off white card and embossed with Aurora embossing powder and used chipped sapphire distress ink to add colour to the petals. The leaves which is stamp set Open Leaf which I stamped with Memento Paris Dusk ink and again added embossing powder before cutting out.

The edges of the background paper from DCWV I stamped with a Kaisercraft edge stamp, embossed it with sea foam white embossing powder from Wow, I used a French script stamp from Crafty Individuals and stamped with London Fog ink around the edges, I edged the paper with a gold pen afterwards, swiping it over the white embossing as well.

I wish I had laced my daughters dress much earlier than I did as my hands were shaking that much I was literally all fingers and thumbs and struggled to get it done in time.
Thanks for taking a peek
hugs n smiles

Corrosive....things beginning with B (bling, blue bow)
Crafty Ribbons.....celebrate
Crafty Girls.....anything goes

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Bo Bunny mini album......

Evening to you all, well it looks like summer has finished although today wasn't too bad, we were hoping to go away for a few days next week but having seen the weather forecast we have decided to wait and go somewhere a smidge warmer later on in the year, mind you looks like we might be getting an ash cloud again real soon. I have finished this mini album for my assistant manager who has been looking after the shop in my absence, she went on a trip to LA earlier on in the year with her mum so I thought I'd make her a mini album to keep me busy whilst I was off recuperating, although it has to be said I haven't done that much crafting, spent far too much time sleeping. I have used a Bo Bunny paper pad 6x6 and some stickers and chip board shapes from the same collection..........C'est la Vie, love this collection, it's so pretty.

Front cover, the doily has been stamped with a script stamp,
the album is full of flaps and pockets so that Terri can add more 
photos and there are also journalling spots as well as tags
for her extra journalling.

Have a great Bank Holiday
hugs n smiles

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Feathered Friends......

Afternoon to you all, I thought I would share another card with you that I made using one of the new stamps from Crafty Individuals called CI 416 Feathered Friends, I have had a play with my distress markers again, I'm quite enjoying colouring with these although I am definitely a splodgy painter, I have just brought some new paint brushes so that I can do more detailed colouring.....well that's the idea. I tore around the edges of the image and then embossed with gold, I used the French Script stamp CI 017 on the tag, the word sentiment is from CI 419 Lovely Day stamps by Gio.

hugs n smiles
Challenges die for
Partytime.....water colouring
Sweet Stamps......anything goes
Top Tip......anything goes.
Try it on Tuesday ......use your stash pleated ribbon, doily, papers and rose trim)
Simon Monday.....anything goes
Shabby Tearoom......Summer Dream (garden, green, pink, cream and flowers)

Monday, 18 August 2014

Ooh La La.....

Bonjour to you all again, my second post today is for the challenge at Ooh La La Creations, the theme this fortnight is Fancy Folds, I have done a Christmas card featuring one of the images and papers from the Shawne Jenkins Cd.

hugs n smiles

Sketch n Stash.....

Morning fellow crafty bloggers, another weekend gone, August is becoming a bit like early winter, the temperature is low and most days it rains.......come on sun please shine again. I am still struggling to get out and about, this op has knocked me more than  I thought it would, I thought I would go to Leicester to check out some new wallpaper, I managed 2 shops and then had to go home as I was feeling really ill. I have no energy and I'm still in pain around my stomach area, I though after 3 weeks I would be back to normal or nearly as good as, I've never sat around or slept so much.

Today sees the start of a new challenge at Sketch n Stash so here is this fortnights sketch.

Prize 4 images

I have used this lovely watering can from Delicious Doodles, which I have coloured in with prismas and used a white gel pen to highlight the petals, the papers are from First Edition called New Bloom.

Hugs n smiles
Delicious Doodles....anything goes
Gem of a Challenge.....stitching real or faux

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Sugar Creek Hollow.....

Afternoon all, hope your weekend is going well, such a shame that the sun has disappeared for the past week, I was hoping to sit in the garden and read as my mojo and motivation for crafting has gone out the window, all I seem to do is sleep, I was planning on getting lots of crafting done to pass the time whilst I was off but I have done hardly anything.

Todays card is for the new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow, the theme this fortnight is.....Lets Celebrate, don't forget we want to see your shabby chic/vintage creations. For my card I have made a mini easel card using a stamp from Creative expressions,which I embossed with Platinum from Wow and then coloured in the image with Promarkers. The die cut is by Marianne Designs and I used liquid pearls to decorate.

hugs n smiles
Scrapology....die cuts
We Doobadoo.....Shabby Chic
In the pink.....anythingg goes
Stampavie......easel card