Monday, 7 April 2014

A new Fold #36

Hi there and welcome to challenge #36

Well i would like to say it is a glorious day but its not it is pouring with rain! whats new? yep i am in the lovely south west of the UK which when its sunny is absolutely gorgeous....i love the views round here.

We were lucky this week to be given images by Stitchy stamps to use in the challenge and i sort of went into the wrong folder and printed the wrong image but thankfully it was still a Stitchy digi...phew! so this week in a daft turn of events and coloured and made a pop up box using Pretty in Pink!

And was lucky enough to  be given the instructions for a popup up box by the lovely Kay at Hougie Crafts

So this one is a first for very first pop up box!

I was lucky enough to accidentally play with Pretty in Pink by Stitchy Stamps ( i printed from the wrong folder lol)

So here she is what do you think?

I made the pop up box via instructions from Kay and yes it was easy peasy....well until it got to adding the lovely stuff in the middle! and then i was all fingers and thumbs!

I used The Country Diary of an Edwardian lady papers for the front and inside of the box in two different colour schemes.  Then added some love ribbon around the outside of the box and a happy birthday die cut and sentiment on the front flap.

I used a combination of different coloured leaves at the back with my pretty in pink in the middle.   She was then surround by a variety of flowers and a few butterflies.  And some lovely green sparkly stars that looked just right.

I\ used the following Copics to colour her

Dress RV 02, 04, 06,YR 00. 01.02
Skin E 11, 21, 50, 51
Hair E 44, 47, 49, 39

I hope you like my first attempt at a pop up box!

Monday, 31 March 2014

#35 Steampunk

Hi there i hope you had a lovely sunny weekend? i know i enjoyed all of that sunshine.

This week at

We are sponsored by 

Who has a fabulous Etsy site with all sorts of lovely detailed images and if you click the link above it will take you straight there!

So this week i was lucky enough to play with the Pirate Nayja

I made her into an A4 image and i have to admit this is the biggest digi i have ever coloured and i was very happy with how she turned out!  And much to my surprise i had a bidding war for who was going to buy her? Amazing! But she is lovely in person and the pictures don't do her justice by any means

ok so i framed her in an A4 frame that i had previously distressed in Forest Moss that gave it a complimentary green hue.


I used the following copic markers to colour her:

Skin E 50, 51, 21, 11
Hair E 70, 27, 29, 79
Skirt/Top R 56, 39, 59
Hat/Bolero and Kerchief  G 24, 94, 99

I added a little glitter pen in strategic places on her skirt and gold highlight to her bolero

I then distressed the edge of the picture with forest moss, Tea dye and Scattered straw

The above embellishment i made out of a couple of feathers topped with two metal leaves coloured with green and added two flowers with another smaller center flower that i then filled the petals with some glitter glue in Kinzite from Martha Stewart and put a big bling y crystal in the middle.  I didn't want to over do it so i decided to leave her as she was and was very pleased with the effect.

I hope you like what i did with my Steampunk image which was a first for me!

Thanks for visiting and even more so for leaving a little bit of love :-)

Monday, 24 March 2014

Bingo with The Stamping Chef

Hi there welcome this week to our weekly challenge at the 

This week we are sponsored by The Stamping Chef so pop along and have a look at the lovely digi's that are available for you to buy!

And here is my lovely image that i made into a round box for my mum for mothers day full of her favourite goodies!

I decorated the box with deco mache paper and mod podge and then added a gold ribbon around the outside with antique metal fixings that i then added a pearl into the middle.

The lid is decomached and mod podged the same as the bottom and i added a rippled ribbon and some cream coloured beading at the top.

The top of the box i decorated with an easel type attachment and surrounded it with roses and flowers complimenting both the image and the deco mache used on the circular box.  I added a few white flourishes to finish off with some bling made into flower sprigs that are such a dark purple they almost look black

This a close up of the lovely image called Dolly Birthday

I hope you like what i have made this week and will be entering in the following challenges:

Monday, 10 March 2014

Crafts U Print - Grandmas House

Hi there and welcome to another challenge 

And this week the theme is use digital elements.

I decided to use Grandma's house from Crafts U Print and made a treat box!  what child doesn't love goodies from their grandma??

I started with a paper mache box and used a pack of paper with a lovely design but with the consistency almost like tissue paper.
I tore them into strips and glued using mod podge and that stuff is so sticky and messy.  I gave it two coats to make sure it had a really good seal.

I cut out Grandmas house and i sure had fun cutting out all the bits to make the Decoupage.  so i layered and glued her together using that lovely thick glue that you can maneuver about to get the right shape and everyone  calls it something different and i call it magic glue!!

I added some glittery dazzles on the right side and i added some crackle glaze to her hair and a bit of glossy accents to the top of the cakes....just to give a variety of textures.  I also added a little pink tissue paper to hise the foam pads i used to get that nice curve to the top of the picture...and last but not least i fashioned some legs and glued them on to!

I then added ribbon and lace ribbon in complementary colours to the top and bottom of the box and attached a lovely homemade flower to the front.  I hope you like my effort as i don't usually make decoupage but i had lots of fun with this...Thanks Crafts U Print!!

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Teepee Card with One Stitch at a time #201

Hi there and welcome to another challenge with 

and the theme this week Girly! so get all your girly creations in for us to see!

This week we are sponsored by the lovely Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet 
with a set of 7 images up fpr grabs!!

The image i was given the chance to play with is Lady Jane and you get her with her cloak and without so you can use either one and a sentiment saying "have a ball" by Scrappers Delights and  is available at the Stitchy Bear Outlet and i have to say i am so in love with the Cupid , Honey and Meow digi selections and they are on sale! Guess where i will be going on Monday? lol

So can you tell this is something new for me? A Tee Pee card using three x 8 x 8 card in different colours and then attached to each other to make a tee pee....( i think i will have to do a tutorial if your interested)

So i coloured the lovely Lady Jane mounted her onto a round scallop die cut and then onto a small paper doily.  I had previously cut and added First Edition Dream catcher and Daydream papers to the three sides a little smaller than the actual tee pee side.  On the lady Jane side i added a few Paper Flowers and leaves to the edge of her frame and added some bling at the bottom following the line of the card.

On this side i used the papers i mentioned earlier and added a lilac circle scalloped die cut with a birthday sentiment.
I then added a silver leave and white metal flowers adding a metal silver center and then some bling centers. And again the purple bling along the bottom of the cards edge.

This is the plainest side as i had to make sure i could fold it flat and put into an envelope still so i just added a tattered lace die cut ribbon and distressed it with pink candy a little and again added the bling along the bottom edge of the card.
Now did you notice the pink and silver brad on the left of the card? There is one on the other side and i wrapped a piece of thin lilac silky type string between the two and tied into a bow to hold the whole tee pee together.

So for the lovely Lady Jane i used the following Copic colours:

Dress V 12, 15, 17
Skin E 000, 00, 01 cheeks R 20
Cloak C 1, 3, 5, 7
Hair YR 21, 23, 24, 27
Ribbon  V 20, 22, 25

So i hope you like my creation this week. 

I would like to enter into the following challenges:

Crafting when we can  - lots of bling
All Sorts Challenge- ladies day
Inkspirational Challenge - tic tac toe b/l
Eclectic Ellapu - Sequins, gems and sparkel
Outlawz Challenges - Anything goes Twisted Thursday
Card Makin Mamas - stack it up
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything goes

Monday, 17 February 2014

TTPHC #29 Embossing

So this week

our theme is Embossing 
and we are sponsored by the lovely

and Kitty is offering the winner a £10 gift certificate!

Hmm i was playing with my stash and i decided to make a card using one colour combo so i picked the YR group from my Copic collection.

Even though this week is embossing i set myself the task of using one colour group to add a little spice.

So this is what i came up with.....I used my Copics from the YR group so they ARE the same colour group but there is a whole range of cream, yellow, orange to almost a brown.  So i thought ok i will colour the complete image in those colours and use a white embossed background with a little scattered straw highlight on the flower embossing area....ok  so hopefully i had the right idea?

so to start i used a yellow card blank and then embossed a white linen piece of card with embossibilities called Revere Adoration- two sided embossing board.
I then added the coloured image that i had roughed the edges and distress with a little Tim Holtz scattered straw as it didn't look right white on white.

I then added a lovely woven orange ribbon with two flower embellishments on it and then some paper flowers in the shades i had used in my colouring and last but not least a best wished sentiment stamped onto a flower.

So technically i have used one colour the YR spectrum from Copic and i literally used all the shades in this lets see what you lovely ladies come up with? Embossing wise that is!

I am going to be entering the following challenges:

Many thanks for looking and leaving comments...xx

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Challenge # 200 OSAAT

Hi there and welcome to another challenge with 

and the theme this week is  Use a digi!
So get those digis out and get creating!

This week we are sponsored by the lovely Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet 
with a set of 7 images! 
But to win the main prize you have to use a digi available from the site .

The image i was given the chance to play with is Ankhi by My heart pieces   and  is available at the Stitchy Bear Outlet and on my word there are some lovely images available on there trust me!

So i started with a 6x6 card blank and folded one side in half  and added another piece of 6x6 card to form a easel card.  For the back ground papers i used a Papermania stack by  Lucy Cromwell.
The image i had coloured and cut out using a oval scallop die.  I used some Liquid Pearls in Mint Green on each scallop and then mounted onto a larger frame that it fitted onto.  The frame i had already distressed with Broken China distress pas and a Brilliance galaxy gold for a two toned finish.  I then mounted the whole thing onto a piece of gold embossed Card so that it would give a bit more colour and definition to the image.

I then used Broken China and the Brilliance galaxy gold  colours again on a large ornate die cut and then added a Visable image sentiment. I mounted both digi and sentiment onto card using foam pads.

I then added some bronze coloured corners and metal flowers and added in a blue rhinestone into each flower.  I stuck these down with Colall all purpose glue and it does what it says on the bottle sticks anything!  So i have a new glue that i like which has a built in spreader....good job my son bought 6 bottles as i don't think they will last long :-)  And an added tip? keep the room ventilated as it has a potent smell!

I also uded the following copics and the top in Marvy le Plume pens to colour in the image:

Hair E 31, 33, 35, 37
Skin E 00, 01
Flowers and hairband R 30, 32
Top Marvy le Plume pens in B 709, and B 717

I hope you like what i have for you this week but i cant wait to show you what i have made for next week!