Monday, 19 January 2015

Dragon Designs over at TTPHC this week....Spring theme

We have a Spring theme this week over at TTPHC and we are sponsored by Dragon Designs

With a $10 Gift certificate for the winner!

This is my DT make this week!

I just couldn't decide whether i liked it with or without the sentiment?

I made the background out of some sparkly mica and a water mister....such a shame the picture doesn't do it justice.
I enjoyed colouring the digi which is called Spring Flowers and available from the Stamping Dragon website.

My blue B63 copic decided to go a bit juicy so instead of panicking with the BLOB i decided to use it as part of my background and created more BLOBS!

I love the colours of Spring and ok these are slightly stronger than the usual spring colours but i liked it and somewhere someones spring day has  some decidedly spring/summer colours!

Monday, 12 January 2015

#73 New to You

Oh my goodness what a busy weekend!

It seemed like I had a houseful of children with the amount of cleaning involved, but it was actually just two.  My youngest and his tomboy best friend!  Boy can they make noise and mess like the best!  Saying that, it was great to hear the screams of laughter coming from them.

This week we were sponsored by the lovely Scrappers Delights…I really enjoy playing around with their cute images. 

Scrappers Delights

The theme was new to you so I literally used anything that was new to me in the last month. 

So that included Draco part of the lovely digi duo I had chosen to play around with.  Along with the papers, ribbon, metallic card and buttons! So this card is literally NEW!

I made two versions of this one…the one above a little tongue in cheek saying that Beauty is in the eye of the beholder… he is a cute dragon but he looks kinda sad so I thought aha we will go the tongue in cheek route.  But then a little voice behind me said what an awesome card, wouldn’t mind it for my birthday! So I made up version number two exactly the same with a different sentiment.

So here he is with love …..

Next a close up of the wee chappie he is soo cute! And yes I know I have said that before lol.  

Another close up of the buttons I included … i stacked two buttons and then added a green bling gem.

So there you have it a cute version with two different options of sentiment!



Monday, 5 January 2015

A new year and our very first 2015 challenge at TTPHC

Hi there!

Have you all finished eating all of the lovely rich goodies we sneak onto our plates at Christmas?

Yes indeed...phew i didn't overeat but i did see a few too many roast turkey dinners!

This week over at TTPHC we are sponsored by Aurora Wings and we have all used the lovely Sprite collection .  Now these links are to the web page on the big old WWW but if you want the Etsy link here it is Etsy Aurora Wings

So onto my DT make.

I made myself a journal....hoping to write the daily things that go on in my life that makes me laugh or cry...the thing i hated the most was that my second entry of the year was to say my cousin had died at the age of 20 that not the greatest of starts.

I used papers , paper butterflies, coloured doilies and chipboard letters in pastel colours.

Its a A4 book so the image is actually quite big although the photos were a bit meh! That time of year dull and dismal uggh ...will try and add some better ones later.

Colours used on the Bluebell sprite:

Skin E000, 00, 01, 02
Green stem YG 00, 21, 23, 25
flowers and outfit BV 000, 00, 01, 02, 08

Thanks for looking 


Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Last challenge of the year! Anything goes with Scrappers Delights

Hi there!

Are we  ready for Christmas?  I jolly well hope you are either finished or near enough as shopping is crazy!  I really hate queues and crowds so i will let you into a little secret.....i never even went out of my front door!  Yes for the first time ever i did all of my shopping online and i was amazed that i didn't have to send back even one item! 

 So, OK its going to be hectic over Christmas but what fun to have family with you during that time...i just love having my boys visit and spend time with their younger brother..

 I thought i would leave you for the last challenge of 2015 with my favorite digi from Scrappers Delights.

This week at Scrappers Delights

Scrappers Delights

we have an Anything goes challenge with a twist of Anything goes! Yes you read it right lol literally anything goes.

So i really like this digi as she is so versatile.  Great for a Christmas or wintry card.

I made a card blank out of some gorgeous green card that had holly on the bottom and snowy blurred edges.

I used two types of ribbon.  My red mesh that i love to use and a Christmas ribbon showing holly and snowflakes.

I finally got around to using some foiled sentiments that a friend sent my way.

Her hair is my favorite hair combo of E 33,35,37 and 39
and my favorite red combo of R 35, 37, and 39.

I had much fun embellishing with liquid applique on her dress, muff and hat band.  That stuff really bubbles when you add a little heat! I love it!

I finished the card off by adding a poinsettia and some berries.

I wish you all a lovely Christmas and much fun during your New year celebrations!!

Bye for now

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Scrappers Delights - and Non traditional Christmas colours!

Hi there!

Are we almost ready for Christmas?  I jolly well hope you are either finished or near enough as shopping is crazy!  I really hate queues and crowds.

This week at Scrappers Delights

Scrappers Delights
we have an Anything goes challenge with a twist of non traditional Christmas colours.
So me being me i decided to hide the image...

I made a gatefold card and matted all sides with a coloured snowflake card.  I then added a die cut of a snowman and background which i had previously glittered.

Now inside is where i added my picture of Victorian digi 2 which is easy to colour. 
 I used B 000, 00,01,02 for the dress and hat.  The jacket was lighter in B 0000, 000, 00.  Skin combo is E 00, 01,11,21 with R 20 for her cheeks. Her hair was a slightly different combo this time by using a YR combo.

I used really fine glitter that was recommended to me by a few friends to give it a Christmas look.  I then finished off the inside with some lovely cream and blue flowers and a Christmas sentiment stamp, that i really like.

I hope you like my inside out card lol....and look forward to seeing your lovely creations.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Lacy Sunshine and anything goes challenge

How is the Christmas shopping going for everyone?  Well, so far i havent been shopping at all....i have been busy beavering away making Christmas cards and homemade gifts for close family and friends....i just hope i have enough time to make them all lol.

This week over at TTPHC

Through The Purple  Haze Challenges

We are sponsored by the lovely Heather Valentin from Lacy Sunshine

A nice easy theme this week as it is Anything Goes and i am sure there are lots of lovely projects that you have been waiting to show us?

I love this digi! She is so versatile and looks good in so many different you will see, as one of the DT have coloured her up in gorgeous reds.  So i chose the pale blue of a winter day.

She is called Patchy Penny's snowflake and she is available in the new section of the LS website.


I started by matting and layering black, silver and blue patterned papers onto the card blank.  Added a lovely shaped ribbon which you cant see really lol...then mounted the image which again was matted and layered in black, silver and blue patterned papers and card.
A close up of her coloured with the perfect pearl background i gave her in four different colours.
Her hat and jacket are B 000, 00, 01, 02.  Her skirt is lighter in B 000 and B 00.  I coloured her hair in E 31, 33, 35 and 37 and her skin is a favourite combo of mine E 00, 01, 21, 11. R20 for her cheeks.

I added a white glitter frond with silver, pale blue and cream flowers and some of those lovely curly white frosted embellishments that i managed to get hold of last week.

Many thanks for looking at my make this week and we look forward to seeing your creations this week! Have fun!

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Scrappers Delights - Anything goes with a twist of Christmas traditional colours.

This week at Scrappers Delights we are getting ready for Christmas!  Yes you heard it right...Christmas!  But then for a crafter we tend to either start early or prepare for it all year round.

Scrappers Delights

I used Snow day Honey and i loved colouring her...especially the snow!  Someone recommended Glamour dust so i managed to get some locally and enjoyed the effects when playing with it.  I kept my card fairly straight forward with one main background colour, the striped background.  Christmas to me always reminds me of candy canes and red, green and white so that is where the idea of the stripy paper came from.  Because that is quite a busy paper i kept it fairly simple after that by colouring the digi in R 33, 35, 37 for the lovely red Christmas attire and then matted it onto gold Mirri card.

I added a corrugated card band through the middle with some green and silver sentiments and some lovely button snow flakes that i had in my stash.  I just snipped the shank of the back! So that they would sit flush.

Hey presto done and dusted!  So decidedly straight forward.  Mind you my cards of late have been decidedly straight forward and not too complicated as i have expended a lot of my energy of late looking after a hospitalized friends mentally challenged grown up children.  and then introducing my 8 yearl old to a new speech and language school... dare i say it that i may have time for more complex makes? soon?

Here is a close up of all those glittery bits that i used my tub of glitter on...lovely!

This week i am entering the following challenges: