Monday, 21 April 2014

Baby boy

Hello friends. Happy Easter.
I hope you're still having a wonderful weekend. 
Can't get over the fact that we're having some lovely weather! It's not like us here in the UK to see so much sun, especially in April! LOL
For my inspiration post today, I have stolen the Easter Bunny to make a new baby easel card. 

Isn't that bunny's face just SO sweet!

This wonderful image is available in Wendy's Etsy shop HERE.
 I have a new grandson due on the 11th May and this card will be to welcome him into the world.
I think a bit of bling is acceptable on a new baby boy card, don't you?
The ribbon is from my stash and threaded with coordinating grosgrain ribbon.
The papers are from a Papermania Capsule collection, 'Burleigh Blue'.
I got the VERY sparkly ribbon sliders off  Ebay. Some can be quite dull and plastic-y?
These are much nicer. SO glittery and a lot heavier.

Here are all the latest images...

Easter Bunny

Just So Cool
Little Flower Girl 

On My Farm

I do hope you'll 'hop' (sorry, couldn't resist) on over to the All Dressed Up Blog and see the amazing projects my teamies have created! They are a sheer delight.

how about taking part in our challenge too?
The current theme is 'Spring' and can be either colours, or flowers. 
We'd love to have you play along.

Thanks for visiting me today. It's always a pleasure to 'see' you.

Hope you had a great extended weekend!

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Easter treats for the grands

FINALLY managed to finish my projects that have been interrupted umpteen times today by him indoors! *sigh*.
I even threatened to make him move out for a week so I can get on without being mithered to death every 5 minutes.
Shouldn't grumble really, I'd give anything to be mithered , if he REALLY wasn't here.

OK!! Here we have it! At last!!

I got the template for the treat bag from the Silhouette store.
The tag was coloured and cut with the Cameo.
(I backed the aperture with acetate 'coz we don't want the little choccy eggs rolling all over the floor, do we)!
My adorable little chicks are from Peachy Keen stamp sets PK-1374 and PK-1375
Coloured with Copics and added a bit of 'grass' from a MS punch.
I stamped and coloured my chicks, then scanned 'em.
This enabled me to make 6 of them. 3 of each type.
I then printed and cut them with, you guessed it, my Cameo.

 Hope you like my little treat bag. I'm sure the grand kids will!

Thanks for stopping by, it's always a pleasure to 'see' you!


Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Bon Voyage!

Hi friends.
I went with my best bud Pam to say farewell to a Derby friend who is leaving for America on Thursday.
She's lived over here for about 12 years and due to a mix up with her visa she now has to leave.
Here's hoping she can come back to visit, if not to stay. (I know she would love to stay).

I made this CAS card for her and hope it will show her we're thinking of her on her new journey.

The plane and the banner are a stamp and coordinating die set from Clearly Besotted called

The clouds are made with an 8"x8" embossing folder, 
(the name of which escapes as per usual).
I inked the plane with Memento Danube Blue.

There you have it. A sad day, but I know she will do fine. 
She has a job to go to and she can buy a house, so All will be well.



Friday, 4 April 2014

Ones I missed off!

I've just been uploading a few cards onto Splitcoast Stampers and noticed a few cards I've made that I never put on here!
So here's my missing links, so to speak...
(Most of 'em could be considered monochrome too)!
 All Dressed Up's 'B is for Bear' digi image.
MFT number and letter dies
Cheery Lynn Doily die
Pink Petticoat papers

 All Dressed Up's 'Tall Like You'

 All Dressed Up's 'A Little Me Time'

All Dressed Up's 'Love To Dance'

 A sticker, by Studio 18
A fancy edge Spellbinder's die
Perfectly Penned by Stampin' Up! 
Kraft card and a couple of rhinestones

What a dipstick!!!
Ahh well, better late than never eh!


Wednesday, 2 April 2014

A new challenge for April at All dressed Up!

Hi friends!
Did you have a good weekend? I did!
Firstly the Happy Stampers Craft Show at Port Sunlight on Saturday,
 then seeing all my lads and families on Mother's Day yesterday. Bonus!!
Told 'em all I only wanted flowers, and flowers I got! 
They are everywhere so I can see them in almost every room. 

OK, are you ready for another challenge at All Dressed Up?
Of  COURSE you are!

Our theme for this challenge is *MONOCHROME*

Here is my card

I have used the gorgeously cute 'Fairy Magic'.
She's available in Wendy's Etsy shop HERE.
I haven't done a lot of monochrome cards, so this challenge is good as it gets my out of my comfort zone to try new things.
I coloured her with Copics. I was in a quandary about her hair
being this minty colour, but then thought,
'Hey! She's a fairy, so she can have minty coloured hair if she wants to'!
Phew! Got outa THAT one in one piece! LOL
The gorgeous CS is some I got from Papertrey Ink a couple or more years ago.
(Before USPS went daft with Shipping prices)!
The sentiment is from SU's 'Perfectly Penned' set.
I added Glamour Dust to her wings, 'coz what's a fairy without glittery wings eh!
The card is 8"x8". I made the scalloped circle on my Cameo 'coz I didn't have a die that size.
I also made the shape on the striped card using the Cameo. LOVE that machine to BITS!
That's about it folks.

Here's the deets! (There aren't many)

The challenge will run until the 15th of April.
You must use an ADU image or paper to play along.
(There are freebies on the blog, so don't worry).

Head on over to the All Dressed Up Blog to check out the rest of the team's creations, they are A-Mazing!
Why not enter the challenge whilst you are there.
We'd LOVE you to play along with us, honestly.

Don't forget to stop by our Facebook Group to keep up to date with all the latest All Dressed Up news, and chat to fellow crafters. 

Well that's it from me for now. Have a super duper week and happy crafting!


Friday, 21 March 2014

New image inspiration take 2!

I say 'Take 2' because the DT inspiration posts are spread over two days.
Team B posts on the 20th and Team A posts on 21st. 

In case you haven't seen the new March images, here they are...

All different and all as cute as a button!
Available now in the All Dressed Up Etsy store.

Here's a couple of items I made with some of the images...

A Time To Share
I cut this centre step card on my Silhouette. I also used the Silhouette to place a white border around the image 'A Time To Share'.
(Saves me 'fussy cutting' and mucking it up)! 
I coloured that adorable image with Copics and a Spica pen in the hard to reach areas.
I decoupaged the umbrella in three layers. Don't think this photo picks it up very well.
The image was paper pieced with one of Wendy's lovely digital papers and the floral papers on the card are Wendy's too.
You can see them in the Etsy Shop HERE.

 We Make A Good Team
LOVE this image!
you can find it HERE. 
I decided to give the 'team' a mish-mash of strip. All odd, all coordinating in a daft kind of way.
I wanted it to look a little like the back street kids having a kick-about with no proper strip but not caring.
I found the football (soccer) paper on Etsy here.
I coloured the image with Copics and sponged the 'sky' with Brilliance 'Sky blue' ink.
(I think my 'grass' needs a little practice, but I'm not unhappy with it).

Hope you like my cards today. 
Please stop by the ADU Blog and see the amazing projects my teamies have created!
Whilst you're there, why not look at our challenge and hopefully, join in.
It would be lovely to have you play along!

Well, I'd better stir myself I suppose.
Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to your next visit.
Have a wonderful weekend!!!


Monday, 17 March 2014

Something completely different for me!

Hello friends.
WHOA!!! Shock horror!! Hubby's just tested the flippin' smoke alarms without telling me!!!
ARGHH! Nearly had a coronary!!
Phew, I've calmed down now...IDIOT!... Men!! LOL
Right back to the plot!  While I was wasting using time looking at things on Youtube, I happened to see a video for decoupaging a shelf thingy.
LOVED the papers so decided there and then that I wanted to do it too.
Went to see my best buddy and told her my plans.
Off we trotted to the craftshop and bought Mod Podge.
I already happened to have the Papermania tissue paper which I LOVE!!
Pam had a couple of Papermania boxes to play with ,so we did just that back at her house!
Now bear with me, 'coz this is my first attempt and it's all done after watching the YT video once!
HERE'S the video. 


 The gorgeous paper is from the 'Madame' Payraud' collection by Papermania.
It's a massive A3 sized sheet!
Now don't go rushing out to get it, 'coz it's all MINE, GERROFF!
Only kiddin'....not. LOL 
Right, I've got another project for this stuff I need to get on with.
Thanks for stopping by.
It's always lovely to 'see' you.