Saturday, 26 September 2009

Bee Crafty DT Christmas Challenge #14

Sorry it's a bit late in the day for this posting but I've not had the chance to get on the laptop throughout the day :o( but better late than never hey!
Anyway, this is my DT project for this fortnight's challenge over at the Bee-Crafty's Digi Download Blog. I have used the Fluffy Bunny image from her new Christmas download collection. I just adore this bunny. He was such a pleasure to colour! :o)
Below you can see that I went to town and created an insert as I think it adds just a nice little extra touch to a card. I resized the main image, printed onto white card stock and cut with one of my nestie scalloped rectangles then finished by inking up the edges with distress inks.

And just to is close up the coloured bunny!

Tools- Spellbinder Nesties and swiss dots embossing folder, Fiskars Threading Water punch, Woodware flower punch, craft knife, Woodware High Tac double-sided tape (fab stuff!!), 3d sticky foam pads, distress inks -Frayed Burlap by Tim Holtz, Craft Planet Glitter Glue (not the easiest to apply to small areas)
Stamps-Elzybells 'every day' sentiments set, image-bee crafty download shop
Embellis-Cappucino Candy Dots by Craftwork Cards, burgandy ribbon and cream lace from stash
Papers-Karen Foster Design 'Merry Christmas'; Coredinations brown cardstock
Colouring Medium-Polychromo pencils blended with Sansador (OMS) using paper stumps -see pic below

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Christmas Sneak Peek

Thanks so much for the b'day wishes everyone. I had a day of spending and eating! Quite a good combination I feel! lol. My lovely big sis bought me a set of nesties to add to my growing collection which I've used on my next DT project for the Bee-Crafty digi download blog which I just had to give you a sneaky little peek of ahead of the release day of her new christmas image collection - be one of the first to get your crafty mitts on these adorable images this Saturday (26th) here as well as the chance to enter another great challenge and win some yummy candy!

Hope you're having a good week! I'll be back on Saturday with a full fat version of the project!

Friday, 18 September 2009

Hello Tilda

Evening all. Late posting I know, but when you've a bf addicted to Facebook Poker it's hard to get a look in on the laptop! Well, I just wanted to show you an ickle card I made for my friend last night. Trouble is I just couldn't get it to look half decent on camera. So am sorry if you can't make out the details on the card. I coloured Tilda with polychromos blended with Sansador. The 'hello'sentiment is made using the Doodlebug large alphabet stamp set. Lastly, silver liquid pearls were added to give a 3d effect to her bracelet and necklace..
Off to bed now..last sleep as a 28 yr old - booo. Yes, it's the dreaded birthday again tomorrow! I used to love them when I was in my late teens but not so much
Wishing you all a supercalifrage weekend!
Ta ta.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Black & White Gift Bag Design

As promised I'm back to show you my first gift bag! I made it last night with my new Scorpal. Soo glad
I've got one now as it makes perfect scoring an absolute doddle.
You can get the tutorial for this bag can be found here.
I used papers from the PM Stampin Chic 12x12 pack, black Bazill cardstock edged with Fiskars Threading Water punch. The sentiment is Cuddly Buddly which I punched a hole in and hooked onto a jump ring together with a flower charm and 2 clear beads. As I didn't have a tag punch I improvised and cut out 2 of the flowers from the patterned paper, mounted onto card and stuck either side of each half of the bag, (if that makes sense) punched a hole and threaded ribbon through the middle. Oh, and I stuck black jewels in the middle of a few of the flowers!
I'd love to know what you think so would be grateful for your comments.
Well thats all for tonight..
Thanks for stopping by.

My Feature and a Sneek Peek

At least there is one thing to keep me cheerful on this dark and rainy day here in Essex! Today I am being featured on a new craft inspiration blog called 'The Divine Influence' which showcases 'divine'crafty creations from around the globe. I had an email a week ago asking if I'd mind being could I say no! lol

Last night I gave in to temptation and began using my new Scorpal - very naughty really as I should have waited until my birthday this Saturday seeing as it's one of my presents! Anyway, I had a go at making my first gift bag...and I was amazed at how simple it was to make the basic bag. It's as fiddly as you want to make it - i.e by adding embellishments and different style ties. Unfortunately I'm at work typing this so I can't show you the finished product until tonight (hopefully) boo :o(

Ooh, almost forgot to show you.. a sneak peek of the new Christmas Collection of digi downloads that Bee will be releasing on her website soon. They are adorable! So be sure to pay a visit..

Hope you all have a great day whatever your doing!
Byesy Bye for now.

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Doodlebug Baby

It's only me!
Back again to share with you another crafty make I've been working on for a friend of a friend who will be having a baby girl in the next couple of weeks. I haven't had a need to make a baby card in aages so quite enjoyed digging out my Doodlebug baby stamp set for a play.
I've used a variety of techniques here to make it a lil bit more interesting (am easily bored!).
I've used my Cuttlebug to emboss the cardstock and the pram wheels then to cut the Spellbinder die shapes. New idea: I've used some jump rings (normally used with my charms) to link the pram image to the sentiment! What do you think?
Oh, and the paper is a digi download from the 'digi dots' collection at

Here is a side view of the card which shows just some of the layering I did using different mm thickness of sticky foam pads- did get a tad carried away! Parts of the pram and sentiment have been 'glossy accented' but it's it hard to see that in these photos.

To my surprise I had the most fun creating the insert (weirdly enough!). I used the Spellbinder die cut (Labels 2) to create the frame, embossed it then inked up the edges by applying with 'Ranger' Cut n' Dry Foam - I find this much easier and less messy than doing it straight from the inkpad. As I don't have a slice punch, I created two slits with my craft knife and threaded the ribbon through and finished off with some of my favourite candy dots - not a bad result! lol

I'm off back to my crafty corner to now... tempted to open my new Scorpal! I shouldn't really as its an early b'day pressie from my nan...but...hmm... can I hold off until next Saturday?? ;O)

Oh, and one last thing! I am really fed up with the trimmer and guilotine I have. The guilotine is just a small XCut one which is useless for 12x12 papers and my Woodware Trimmer just can't handle cardstock. Soo...can anyone suggest a good tool to invest in that'll do handle big and small papers and cardstock??


Sunday, 6 September 2009

Hello there, just a short posting from me this evening. I've had another mad weekend - this week full of parties, puppies and far too much self indulgence! lol
I just had to share with you an adorable picture of my sister's new puppy 'Copper'. He is a Hungarian Vischler and is only 9 weeks old...and already likes beer!!

I'd also like to show you a real girly pink friendship card I made for another crafter:

I loved making this card! I haven't used these lovely flower stamps for aages as I've only just got them back from my sis who borrowed them for a couple of months. I distressed the edges of the card to remove the stark whiteness, although it doesn't show too well in the photos. I also thought I'd try using a different sentiment too! I used the 'everyday greetings' stamps from but hand wrote the exclamation mark.

~Crafty Ingredients~
Stamps~Personal Impressions flower stamp, Hanglar image received from friend, Elzybells 'everyday greetings' sentiments
Card~PM Scalloped card blanks, dotty pink paper from stash, Coredinations pink card
Tools~Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug Embossing Swiss Dots embossing folder, Spellbinders Nestabilites, Faber Castell polychromo pencils blended with Sansador, Versa Colour Pink Pixie ink, Dew Drops Memento black ink, Tim Holtz 'Milled Lavender distressing ink, Glossy Accents
Embellishments~Candy Dots from

That's all for now,

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Friday Sketchers..n a touch of hanglar ...

...Aaand relax! Phew, only just sat down for the evening; been a hectic weekend one way or another and feel like I need a weekend to get over it! I actually really enjoyed Diggaland and would recommend it if you live anywhere near Kent. It's great fun for kids and adults too!

Anyways, nuff bout lil ol' me n more about the crafty stuff that I want to share with you today..
I've gone a bit OTT with the pics- I just couldn't decide which to use so thought, what the heck, post them all!! lol.
This is my interpretation of this week's Friday Sketchers Challenge sketch.
I loved using my new Tim Holtz Distress Ink on this one. I inked up everything in sight - even my fingers! hehe.
I used promarkers to colour this cutie of an image and created a 3d effect by sticking various parts of the card with 3d sticky foam. I love using lace atm and got this piece from HobbyCraft but am sure you can get it much cheaper elsewhere. I think Tab sells it - see her blog for a link to her shop.

~Crafty Ingredients~

Papers~brown parcel paper, lilac and white cardstock from stash, flower paper is Forever Friend pack
Embelli's~candy dots from, charm and jump rings from ebay, lace from HobbyCraft, flowers are combo of Prima, HobbyCraft and retro XCut Punch
Image~hAnglar & St.Anglar received from friend
Tools~Nesties Scalloped and circles, sticky foam pads, promarkers-lilac, lavender, ivory, blush, rose pink, sandstone, white gel pen , Tim Holtz 'Milled Lavender' distress inkpad

I am gonna go chillax in the bath now..but I'll be back before long as me and my craft stash are never apart for more than a day! hehe

Best wishes,