Thursday, 22 January 2015

A new challenge and happy news!

Hi friends!
I'm so glad I can share my news with you now.
I'm delighted to tell you that I am now a 'Pink Lady'!
Yes! I am now a proud member of the In the Pink Challenge Blog.
Whoop whoop! I'm SOO lucky to be on this fabulous team!

Let's get this party started!
It's a new challenge today and the theme is
'Pink and Pearly'
(No prizes for guessing you need to add something 'pearly' to your predominantly pink card).
Here's what I came up with..

Well I don't think you can miss the pearls! LOL
(I coloured 'em with a pink Copic).
The step card was made on my Cameo 
and I used some more of that gorgeous crackle paper from LOTV.
The flower stamp, (coloured with Copics), is supposed to be violets, but hey, I won't tell if you don't.
One lucky winner will be chosen at random to win a £10 voucher from.....
Who wouldn't love the chance to spend a tenner there eh!

Please pop on over to the In The Pink blog to see the fabulous cards the other pink ladies have created! You will be blown away...I was!

 Don't forget you can share your creations on our Facebook page too...
 (Just click the logo to take you there).
 Thanks for stopping by and letting me share my news with you!


Friday, 16 January 2015

A letter for ME?

Hi everyone!
Are you freezing? I am! Brrr
Don't know how I'd get on in the northern states of the USA!!! 
It's VERY Siberia-like there at the moment!

We've had the usual dusting of snow, now you see it, now you don't!
It's rubbish.

What to do? Play in your craft space/room.
That's precisely what I did and I made this.....

I've gone all pink again! I don't even mean to, it just knda happens all by itself!
At least I have a Bluebird. LOL
The image is a digi from Sugar Nellie called 'Picket Post'.
Coloured with Copics (must practice more on fur) on a Standard Spellbinder's circle.
 Then I used foam pads on the 'Heartfelt' DP from an 8"x8" pad 
by LOTV and Raspberry Road Designs, framed with flowers from my stash.
The sentiment and tiny heart is from Clearly Besotted's 'Design a Tree' stamp set.

I'd like to enter this card into these challenges.....
Sugar Nellie's challenge  #120 'Anything Goes'
Freshly made sketches#169
Here's the sketch...
 I tweeked the orientation a little.

Well, I have to get ready to go to my hospital appointment , 
so I'd better stir my stumps and hopefully, be back shortly with another offering.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Birthday bear

Hello friends. It's good to see you.
Macclesfield is going to grind to a halt 'coz we've got a quarter of an inch of snow!!
My town is rubbish for snow. We are so close to the Pennines that they must shelter us from it.
If you have PROPER snow, keep safe and keep warm!

Good job I have a craft room to bolt to!
Here's my latest card that I made for my friend Maggie who left for NI yesterday.

I had made another card, hated it, so swiftly made this one.
I didn't have much time to make it after slaving over the rubbish one, so it had to be CAS.

The image is from LOTV's Art Pad #23 'James and Jenny Bear'
These pads are just the ticket when you need a card in a hurry.
Pre-coloured and ready to go!

I thought I'd enter meself into some challenges. It's been a while since I did.

 In The Pink challenge #60
Crafty Sentiments Designs
Digi Choosday
My Craft Creations
Digi Choosday

Wish me luck and as always, thanks for visiting.

Saturday, 10 January 2015

New home

It's almost time to wish two very good friends goodbye, as they leave for Northern Ireland on Tuesday to be nearer family. I'm going to miss them loads! *Sad face*
 I cased This one that I stumbled upon on Pinterest.

So simple. It's a Silhouette cut file. 
I flipped it horizontally and added two clouds I cut with  MFT dies.
I added Glamour Dust to the heart and to the edge of the clouds to denote a silver lining.
The sentiment is from a discontinued stamp line by Market Street Stamps.
The base card is SU's Crumb Cake and the top layer is plain white cardstock.

I love this  SVG file and plan on using it for many more occasions.

Thanks for dropping in. I will be back shortly with an anniversary card .


Thursday, 8 January 2015

Happy news!

Hi friends!
Long time no post.
Sorry, I've been quite poorly with a rotten chest infection.
Christmas and New Year were both non-events to all intents and purposes.
Then once all the Christmas cards were taken down, and the prospect of not making any for months, made me lose me mojo a tad!


I've been invited to join the Christmas Stamping All Year Long Challenge blog!!
(CSAYL for short).
I'm totally delighted 'coz it means I'll be able to make Christmas cards all year! YEAH!!!
The new year at CSAYL starts officially on 6th February,
 so mark your calendars!
Here's a brand new card just for the heck of it, to get me into the swing of it!
It's not a challenge card, just something I whipped up.
I cut the stitched circle out with the largest SSS stitched circle die from the set
The hill with the trees is a die from Clearly Besotted.
I coloured them a tad with a Copic marker.
The 'sky' in the background is done with Distress inks.
The snowman and sentiment are from My Favourite Things stamp set, 'Christmas Cuteness'.
Snowflakes doused in Glamour dust (also added to the Santa hat and trees).
The trees are a Magnolia stamp that I stamped then scanned, before cutting them out on my Silhouette Cameo.
(This gives me infinite sizes of tree when needed).

Phew! I feel better now I've got that one under my belt.

I'll be back soon with some more cards.

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Merry Christmas!

Hello my friends, how are things with you?
I'm suffering with the 'Flu at the moment and it serves me right!
I'm in the 'at risk' category and opted not to have my 'Flu jab!!!
What an IDIOT!! Never again! I will be good from now on I promise.
I have never felt so ill.

Ok, enough maudling from me.
Did Santa bring you lots of goodies? I bet he did.

Here are my last Christmas cards.
(I will be starting again in January).

 This is a card I made for my best friend in America, Kathy Jakopovich
I used one of the cute little snowgirls, she draws so beautifully.
She's from PK-1412  (I've made my mind up she's a girl, 'coz her face is so cute.
I coloured her with Copics and added a touch of Wink of Stella to her white fur.

This card uses a digi image. Isn't it cute!
It's from Di's Digital Downloads  and is called 'Christmas Robins'.
I coloured the image with Copics as per usual.
Diecut the circle using a MFT stitched die and then cut a scalloped circle on my Cameo to mat it.

Well my friends, the turkey is cooking and the ham is on the boil, the house smells lovely and I am determined that the 'flu isn't going to spoil my Christmas.

Thank you so much for all your visits over the past year.
You have no idea how much they are appreciated.

All that remains for me to say is.......

Merry Christmas and a VERY Happy New Year!!


Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Happy birthday Kathy!

Hi friends!
Things have been a bit fraught here with family stuff, so this card,
(that needs to go to America), 
is going to get there until around about Easter the rate I'm going!!!

LOVE this stamp set. It's so ME!!! 
It's from Peachy Keen and it's PKSC-25
(LOVE the chef in this set. He's SO French looking)!
I coloured everything with Copics 'coz I love 'em.


Thanks for stopping by. I always appreciate your visits.