Monday, 15 September 2014

A new week and a new challenge!

Hya friends. Well, here's another week about to start and to kick it off,
 it's time for a new challenge at All Dressed Up.

The theme this time is 'Favourite Colour(s)'
Now what could be easier than that!

MY favourite colours are Christmas ones and to prove it, here's a card I made using the adorable
(Click on the name and it will take you to Wendy's Etsy store).

He's so cute. He's so happy you can't help smiling can you!
I framed him with a Spellbinders Fancy Frame and some paper poinsettias from a hugs box of Christmas flowers that I won  a while ago on Facebook, courtesy of  Sweet Lilac Paper Flowers.
I LOVE poinsettias! 
The candy stripe paper is from SU!
The green patterned paper is from Simple Stories called 'Handmade Holiday'.
I coloured my happy snowman with Copics and added a touch of Stardust Stickles to the ground and the flowers.
I sponged the Spellbinder's frame with TH 'Broken china'.

Well my good buds, that's my favourite colours.
I do hope you join in with our challenge.
We love to see your amazing projects.

Please visit the All dressed Up Challenge Blog to see the fabulous inspirational projects by my mega talented DT buddies.

Also, why not pop on over to our All Dressed Up group on Facebook You will be made most welcome.

Bye for now and thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, 7 September 2014

A beautiful new release at All Dressed Up!

Hi Friends!
Wendy has come up trumps yet again with her newest release at All dressed Up!
Just take a look at these gorgeous goodies..........

 Three Little Christmas Girls
Christmas Dolls
Christmas Owl
Christmas Reindeer

Aren't they just so CUTE!!!
These little crackers will look amazing on your cards!
They are available now in the All Dressed Up Store HERE.

I chose to use 'Christmas Reindeer' for my sample.
He's totally gorgeous isn't he!

I coloured him with WG Copics and created the 'sky' with Distress inks, adding white gel pen 'snow'.
I added Glamour Dust hither and yon to make him sparkle.
The Card base was embossed with the Swiss Dots EF.
I was a bit daft really, as I've got the proper 'Snow' EF somewhere. Duh!
That vivid red ribbon looks a treat I think next to the blue and white.
I'll be back soon with another Rudolph impersonator! 

In the meantime, don't forget our current challenge which is.. 

These images would be perfect for the challenge theme, plus you are in with a chance of winning 3 images of your choice !
Also don't forget to stop by our Facebook Group to share your All Dressed Up creations & chat to fellow crafters.
Keep an eye out for more inspiration from the rest of The Dressy Girls throughout the month.

Happy crafting!

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

All dressed Up Challenge.. Autumn colours/Theme

Remember when I said I'd stepped down from the All dressed Up DT?
Well, I'm happy to report, I was persuaded most forcefully to stay.
(I'm really flattered that I was bullied into staying actually)! LOL

Anyway, here to kick off my return, is the card I made for the new Challenge.......

Autumn Colours

I used the first of the Three Little Autumn Girls digi combined with another digi depicting all things Autumn.
That's the beauty of these images, they are mostly PNGs which means you can combine them to make fabulous scenes!
I combined my images with the Silhouette Cameo! 
The sentiment is a stamp from Peachy Keen...PK-1340
The flowers were in a little round plastic bottle I've had since Adam was lad.
They are Prima flowers and are I think, supposed to be poinsettias. The colours are perfect for this challenge, so poinsettias or not, I used one. LOL
(The ivy leaves are from the same jar).

Well that's it from me folks!
Please pop on ove to the All dressed Up Blog and join in our challenge.
We LOVE seeing all your clever and beautiful takes on the themes.

Don't forget our Facebook page too! 
It's a lovely welcoming place to show off all your All dressed Up cards and projects.

Back soon with Wendy's wonderful Christmassy (Big hint there) new release! 

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

No snow!

Hya friends! 
Thanks for all your lovely and welcome comments.
They mean such a lot. I'm trying desperately to return the favour.

I've made another Christmas card with The Purple Onion stamp 'Snowy Trees',
but only inked the first tree on the stamp this time.
I could spit, 'coz Hubby interrupted me just as I was about to colour the tree and I coloured it ALL with my Copic marker. I wanted to only colour under the branches so I could make it a snowy tree, but he distracted me!! ARGHH!
So now it's just sitting there, waiting for the snow to arrive.
I used a Leone Em branch punch and Xmas Red Stickles to kind of represent holly.
I can see a lot of Purple Onion Christmas cards in my near future, so watch this space!
Thanks for visiting!

Monday, 25 August 2014

A card and a tutorial..of sorts!

Hya friends!
I was bullied 'persuaded' by my teamies on the All dressed Up DT, to do a tutorial on the sky I did for the Purple Onion card I did a few days ago.
(you can see it HERE).
I've never done a tutorial in my entire life and it will show in this tute! LOL
It's all photos 'coz I haven't got a tripod set up for my camera yet!
I hope you aren't in a rush!
My technique is a combination of numerous Youtube vids (Especially THIS one) and blog posts.
Thank you people!
Here goes!! 
Be kind!





My friend Christine Levison reminded me to tell you of a tip I gave her...
'Don't press down as if you're ironing a cotton sheet,
gentle circular movements is all you need'.







And finally! Phew!!
 Purple Onion 'Treeline'
Digi Stamp Boutique 'Christmas Tweet Family'
Coloured with Copics

I hope I haven't bored you to death.


Thursday, 21 August 2014

Snowy Trees

Hi friends!
I've just received some stamps I ordered from Purple Onion Designs.
They are SO cute and whimsical I couldn't resist.
I married two artists to get my card.
The Purple Onion stamp 'Snowy Trees', mixed with Birgit's style of construction.
I'm a tad pleased with this card.
I made a mask of the trees and sponged Tim Holts', Broken China, Faded Jeans, Weathered Wood and Black Soot. I accentuated the baseline with a Copic fine point pen.
The trees are coloured with Copics and the 'snow' is Glamour Dust.

Thanks for dropping by today and thanks for all your much appreciated comments.

Happy Anniversary

Hi everyone.
Glad to 'see' you here today.
Had a lovely afternoon with some friends yesterday. Even Alan was chatty!
(He's quite an introvert so it's an occasion when he sits and talks)! LOL
Anyway, two of the friends had a wedding anniversary so of course I made them a card.
I'm good at MAKING cards for friends, not so good at remembering to POST 'em!
It was perfect! They were visiting anyway, so no need to forget to post their card.
Ha Ha!

Here is said card.....

I die cut two hearts from a Nellie Snellen die.
Stamped a background pattern on 'em from a beautiful huge stamp by Impression Obsession called 'swirl Background'.
I then sponged the hearts with Tim Holtz's  'Aged Mahogany' ink pad.
Embossed a white panel and mounted said panel on a red mat, which in turn was mounted on a 6x6 scalloped card.
Added the sentiment from a Stampendous wooden stamp which had been stuck onto the wood slightly not straight, so I messed up two cards trying to get the stupid thing on straight.
Thank you Stamp-a-ma-Jig!
 Three four! little gems were all that were needed to finish it off.

I'm happy to report they loved it!

See you soon! Thanks for visiting. xxx