Thursday, 22 March 2018

All dressed up new releases

Hello everyone

If you haven't yet had chance to see Wendys new releases at all dressed up - scroll down as they are gorgeous!

Difficult to choose a favourite this month!
Easter Girl

Easter Tea Party

Pretty as a picture

Two little Mice

I used 'pretty as a picture', and she's just crying out for rainbow colours.  I found these papers on Etsy and coloured her with copics to match the colours.

It's difficult to see from the photo but I also used glossy accents on the paintbrush tip and artist palette. Isn't she just adorable!

Please hop over to our blog and Facebook page for more inspiration from our talented DT and don't forget our challenges on both too.

I'd like to enter this into:

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Monday, 19 March 2018

All dressed up - party girls

Hi Everyone

This post is a bit late, but better late than never eh!

I made this card for the challenge on the 15th but my mom was poorly so I never had time to blog it.... the challenge is still on until 14th April on our all dressed up blog, so you have chance to enter for a chance to win 3 images.

I used little party girls (well one of them)

The papers are Nitwit that I printed and faux stitched with a pen.  I die cut a scalloped circle and added white gel pen to faux stitch this too.

She was coloured using copics and finished with a waltzing mouse sentiment and some lace.

I hope you like her.

I'd like to enter this into:

colour crazy craft challenge - Anything goes
A bit more time to craft - Anything goes
A perfect time to craft - anything goes
creative craft cottage - Make it feminine

Thanks for any messages you leave - I love to read them!

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Thursday, 22 February 2018

All dressed up New releases Feb

Hello everyone

Wowsers, the new release images at all dressed up are simply gorgeous!  Wendy has created some amazing new images available from the Etsy store.  They are simply stunning and soooo therapeutic to colour!

Here they are:

So this month I had the pleasure of colouring up Flower market.  If you like your background colouring techniques these are perfect.

Made during the recent yellow and pick 'Spring colour' phase, using up some of the scraps left from printing from various digi kits.  she was coloured with Copics and the sentiment is a LoTV digi.

I then got hold of an extra image and made this one using 'What to wear'

This one is made using a LoTV pad (they no longer make these but the digi kit is available via Nitwit.)  again coloured with copics and adding two nuvo glitter drops too.

I hope you like them both, they are so pretty!

Please nip over to our blog.  there is a challenge ongoing until 15th March, anything goes (using an All dressed up image) and for more fabulous dressie inspiration.  Oh and don't forget about our Facebook page either.  

Thanks for stopping by see you all soon.


Thursday, 15 February 2018

February all dressed up challenge

Hello dressie fans.

 I cannot believe it is already February, and heading into the second half of the month!  Where does time go.  Its half term for my little one next week, meaning he is officially halfway through year two, with SATs looming very soon!

As it’s the 15th it is of course time for another dressie challenge on our blog here.  With a chance for the winner to grab three images from our Esty site, including some of those gorgeous new releases showcased by our talented DT last week.  Watch this space for more DT inspiration for next week!

Our rules for this challenge are simple – its anything goes, providing you use and All Dressed up image.  If you haven’t got any, there are freebies on the blog too, so you can get started straight away.  For those of you who would like to see more of Wendy’s images, hop over to Etsy here.

For this challenge, I have used, busy little bee

I coloured her up with my copics (oh my gosh, where have these pens been all my life, I just love them! Sneakily I’ve ordered some more hoping hubby wont notice!)

The paper is glittery hence the strange first photo as my camera and flash didn’t appreciate the bling!  Its from a first edition pad.  I matted any layered onto grey and used a typed sentiment in the cutest font.  Layered it up, added more glitter and some pearls, and there she is…

 Hope you like her!

 Please hop over to our blog for more inspiration, and we also have a Facebook challenge with the theme red/romance of hearts, which again you can win three stunning images of your choice.

Thanks for any comments you leave, I love happy email!

See you soon


Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Spring flowers part 2

Hi everyone

I told you I had an obsession over yellow... here's my next card.  No colouring as such, just inking, stamping and flower shaping, using the Dreamees new Sunflower collection.  I saw some gorgeous Primulas and thought of the flower shape.  The one in the Dreamees stamps seemed perfect.

The backing papers are from a Nitwit digi kit.  I used a Lili of the valley digi sentiment, and enlarged it on craft artist before die cutting it with a circle die, and tattered lace die.  The flowers and leaves were stamped then coloured with distress inks, and I used some stamens in the middle of each flower with a touch of glitter.

Finished with some Anna Marie natural fibres, and some Rhubarb Crumble Nuvo crystal drops

I hope you like it

I'd like to enter this into:

Crafty gals - Anything goes
Through the craft room door - anything goes
Crafting from the heart - anything goes
Pammies inky pinkies - Anything goes
Aud sentiments - anything goes
Crafting with an attitude - anything goes
Creative moments challenge blog - anything goes

Your comments always make me smile so I'd love it if you leave me a message.

Thanks for stopping by


Sunday, 21 January 2018

spring time!

Hello everyone

Despite the pouring rain, mixed with sleet and the occasional bit of snow, I am feeling spring-like.  I think I’m looking out of the window and willing my daffodils through the soil, but in doing so, becoming rather obsessed with the colour yellow. I seem to have made a few cards in yellow combos with reds, pinks, and greens.  The first one to share is this one:

 I made this card in prep for my Moms birthday in Feb (I hope she’s not reading this!) using a new Wild Rose stamp purchase called dogs in pots.

I’ve done loads of fold-back cards in the past, but never on a A5 landscape so it gave me lots of room. 
I wanted the feel of a trellis, but didn’t have one so cut up a crafters companion backing die to make it look a bit rugged.  I also used a tattered lace ivy die and the flowers were printed and cut out, as was the Lili of the valley sentiments. 
All the backing papers were printed from a Nitwit collection.  The image was stamped in desert sand memento, and coloured with copics and promarkers (still building the copic collection so it’s a bit mix and match at the moment!)
Finished with a few yellow pearls and a mushroom die (sorry I don't know where its from I seem to have lost the packaging) also coloured with copics

I’d like to enter this into:
 613 Avenue Create - anything goes with something new as optional (my stamp)
Fashionable stamping - anything goes using a stamp
Dragonfly dreams - anything goes
Crafters castle - anything goes
Crafting with Dragonflies - anything goes
Crazy colour challenge - anything goes

 Thanks for stopping by, if you do land here please leave me a message, it makes my day to read them.
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Monday, 15 January 2018

January 2018 new challenge

Hello dressie fans

Happy new year!

I haven't posted yet this year, I've been so busy playing with my Christmas stash, I've not posted anything for a while....

Lets start 2018 with a fab challenge at all dressed up.  Time once again for you lovely ladies (and gents of course) to enter the challenge on our blog to win three images.  Our theme as always is anything goes, as long as you use one of the images.  If you need freebies, there are some on the blog, or of you want to treat yourself our etsy page is here 

For this months inspiration I've reverted back to purple, and using my new copics (I know, I was so excited to get a bundle more, thank you Santa!) I coloured up this cutie from Party Season.  They come as a set of three, but thought this one was perfect for a girls birthday.

The papers are from a Nitwit digi kit.  I coloured her using copics, and matted and layered onto a dark purple card.  Added a bow, and a bit of bling, and finished with the lili of the valley sentiment tags.

Hop over to our blog here for more fantastic inspiration from our DT, and details of how to enter.  Also if you use your favourite colours like I did, you can also enter the Facebook competition running until the 1st Feb, for a second chance to win

thanks for stopping by

Friday, 15 December 2017

December all dressed up challenge

Hello everyone

It is the last 2017 challenge over at All dressed up, almost time to out the Christmas stamps away for 6 months....

Time for the last couple of Christmas cards from me using Wendy's gorgeous images (well until June anyway)  I am next year going to try and make a Christmas card a week, save me making loads in the back end of the year.  It will be nice to pull out the spring papers and daffodils soon though!

You know the rules, any image from the All dressed up catalogue found on Etsy (or using a freebie from the Blog), with anything goes challenge, to win three images.

Here's my entry using Merry and Bright - found here 

This is my first outing using Copics.  I met Faye Wynn-Jones at a recent craft fair at the Motorcycle museum in Birmingham, and decided to take the plunge.  I have more on the way courtesy of Santa, but purchased a few using her advice on colour tones.  Thank you Faye - I may never look back!

I decided on my favourite colour tones of Purple and silver (well grey but it looks close enough!)  

Backing papers are Digi Lili of the valley ones, die cut snowflakes and circle is a tattered lace die set.

Hope to see you over at all dressed up blog, or if your card fits the category of 'warm winter wishes' then you can enter on our Facebook page too.  both will give you the chance to win images, and be entered in for a GDT spot if you wish...

See you soon


Wednesday, 15 November 2017

November All dressed up challenge

Hello everyone

I cannot believe we are already half way through November, Christmas is really sneaking up fast! 

To make some of my neighbours cards, I thought I'd use the cute snowglobe image from all dressed up, (you can buy it from etsy here)  and also use it for my inspiration for this months challenge.

You know the score - three images up for grabs for the winner, and a chance to be a GDT as chosen by our lovely DT.

The only rule - you must use an all dressed up image, however, if you don't have any, check out our blog as there are several including the cutest ballerina!

Also don't miss out on our Facebook challenge too with the theme shimmer and shine.... at this time of year, everything is sparkly, so why not enter both.

I used kraft card  and a couple of sheets from gilded winter first edition pad as backing and mounts and all the edges were inked with distress inks.

The stitching is faux, using a pokey tool wheel, and a marker pen.  he doily is a spellbinders die, and the image is die cut using a tattered lace stitchy die.
Finished with some die cut poinsettias that I inked with distress inks, and a berry die also from tattered lace that I added some cosmic shimmer pearl PVA for berries.

even if you don't want to enter, please hop over to our blog, Facebook or Pinterest and check out the fantastic DT inspiration,

Thanks for stopping by:

I'd like to enter this into:

Colouring in scrapland - winter is coming
Crafting from the heart - anything goes
Crafty friends - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut - Christmas with a reindeer

Thank you for dropping by and leaving me a message, it means a lot to read them!

See you soon

Sunday, 22 October 2017

October new release

Hello Dressie fans (and for those who are not, please bear with me!)

There are some fabulous new designs over at all dressed up, it was difficult to chose which one to use!  If you want to buy one of these or any other images, you can find the Etsy shop here.  Of course if you want a freebie, or to win an image, check out our blog for more details!

Here they are:

For my inspiration I used snowy days

I used a blue background that fades as you get towards the bottom, as the base card, and then die cut a hill and trees to form the background

I then coloured the snowman in promarkers and added my obligatory glitter.  The sentiment is a hobbyart set of Christmas sentiments.

My team mates have made some gorgeous inspirational cards over on both the blog and the Facebook page.  There are challenge on both too, FB is all about pink and pearly and the blog is (as always) anything goes.  The only rule is that you must use an All dressed up image.

Thanks for dropping by, please check out the blog here or FB here