Saturday, 22 April 2017

All dressed up April new releases

Hello everyone

Over at All dressed up its the second of the new release posts to showcase the latest (and most gorgeous) of Wendys Digis and they look a bit like this

Happy 40th, 50th and 60th (not a choice you get all three)

All are available on Etsy here

our DT have once again done an amazing job so please hop over to our blog  and check out their work.

I used spring walks as my image and here's my card I made with it.

I used Promarkers to colour her up.  The backing papers are from pink petticoat printed and cut to size.  The sentiments are Lili of the valley everyday sentiment tags (the digi set online) all tied with a piece of ribbon from my craft stash.

I just love this image - I can see it being used over and over again! 

I'd like to enter this into:
Crafty Friends challenge blog - anything goes
Colour crazy challenge- Anything goes
creative fingers - anything goes
Polkadoodles - anything goes
Crafting with an attitude - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you leave - it makes my day to read them!

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Sunday, 16 April 2017

April Challenge

Hello everyone

Its time again for another blog challenge over at all dressed up, with a chance to win three images of your choice and a Guest DT spot for the following month.

There are so many gorgeous images its difficult to choose which one to pick, but this month I chose this little gem called happy holiday

The image was coloured onto watercolour card using zig clean colour markers (my latest colouring obsession!) mounted on a very old doily die - so old I don't even know who made it!

The backing papers are from a nitwit set called 'hello sunshine' as are the flowers.  The sentiment was just typed in different fonts and printed out.

I hope you like it!

Thanks for your lovely comments and for taking the time to stop by here.  please hop over to the all dressed up blog for more details of our challenge and hopefully to enter!

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

All dressed up March new release

Hello everyone

as its the 22nd its time for the second part of All dressed ups' new releases.

There are some gorgeous images for last minute Mothers Day cards, or Easter in general.  Here are the images and for my inspiration I used the one for little boys - its just perfect for Harrisons friend birthdays.

Pretty Bonnet
And here's my inspiration for you using clunk clunck

The nuts and bolts background is a stamp set by stampendous, I used grey ink on white copier paper for both the background and the inside of the card.

The image was coloured using promarkers and spectrum noir pencils. all finished with some die cut cogs coloured with promarkers to match the robot.

I hope you like him - I'm in love with this image its sooo cute! Please stop by over at our clog - our challenge is running until the 14th, and if you don't fancy the challenge, at least check out the DT's work - its incredible work!

I'd like to enter this into

Creative moments - anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - anything goes
Come and get it - anything goes

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

All dressed up challenge 66

Hello everyone

Its the 15th so it must be once again time for a new challenge over at all dressed up.  As usual our theme is anything goes, as long as you use one of our images.  If you need some there are freebies on our blog here

This month I decided to dig deep and found some older images.  These sometimes collect dust, and I thought I'd use them to inspire you

Keeping with the recent spring theme on my blog - its a masculine card, but has some cute little critters on it.

Its a different shape for me - I brought these card blanks from a recent craft fair - and love them!

I used the froggie image, and coloured them with promarkers.  The sentiment I typed out and printed to add on.  Backing papers are once again from a Nitwit digi kit, left over from a project I made recently.  finished with brown matting and layering and a hexagon die to cut out the background.

I hope you like them - please check out our blog for some amazing inspiration from our other DT.  The challenge runs until 14th April.

Also checkout our Facebook page too, and there's also a challenge running there - use 1 of something, use 2 of something and use 3 of something... You can enter both to win some gorgeous images of your choice.

Good luck everyone we can't wait to see what you make.

I'd like to enter this into:

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Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Spring's almost here part 2

Hello everyone

Part 2 of my spring themed makes. As previously mentioned, I'm so glad the weather is starting to warm up and the gardens are coming back to life.  I always feel so much better in the sun! So inspired to make spring themed cards, this is part 2 of my latest makes

This time using a Hunkydory stamp set, and the nitwit digi papers again. I brought these from C&C in the last months bundle and just adore them.

There's a couple of variations I've made using similar techniques.  I went for CAS this time though.

No pastel colours this time though - nice bright zingy colours to chase away the rain!

Both were coloured with promarkers, and as I've said the papers were from a Nitwit digi collection, except the pink spotty card which was from Anne Marie designs.
I fussy cut out the stamped images, before adding them to my card with foam pads for dimension.

I'd like to enter them into:

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Sunday, 5 March 2017

Springs almost here! part 1

Hello everyone

I'm so glad spring if finally around the corner, I love spring flowers, and my mini daffoldils are blooming all around my garden  - They are jst so pretty!

Its inspired me to make some spring cards or at least some card using spring colours.

My first one to share today is using a tiddly inks images.

I love the happy pinks, yellows and greens!

I coloured her with promarkers and spectrum noir pencils.
The card blank is a tattered lace die, cut and layered with backing papers I printed from a nitwit digi kit, and finished with a scrap of ribbon from my box. (does everyone have a box full of bits, I wonder sometimes why I keep them all!)

I die cut a few flowers and finished them with pearls, as well as adding a few pearls down the side.

I hope you like her, I haven't added a sentiment as I don't know whether to use as a mothers day card, or a birthday card. 

I'd like to enter this into:

Addicted to stamps - pastel colours
Dragonfly dreams - girly and die cut (card blank and flowers)
All sorts - spring inspiration
A bit more time to craft - anything goes
Card mania - pastel colours
Paradise of stamps - spring

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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

All dressed up new releases Feb 2017

Hello everyone

For those dressie fans, you will have already seen the new releases from our fab DT, and this is part two of your inspiration.

Our new images are:
Be My Valentine

Some bunny loves you

Love heart

Little Birdie

I used Love heart for my inspiration

I used some lili of the valley paper pads (they are Nitwit designs so although you can't buy the pads anymore, you can download from the Nitwit website)

I coloured up the image very simply and layered it up so although its difficult to see in the photo it is decoupaged.

I then used a couple of printed flowers and a tag to complete my easel card.  I used lovely bright spring colours - although I have recently found my love of navy in my cards...

Please check out our blog and see what the other DT have made...

Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Latest All Dressed up Challenge

Hello everyone.

Its again time for our fabulous monthly challenge at all dressed up.

As usual its anything goes, (only rule is to use an All dressed up image), and you can win three of Wendy's gorgeous images if Mr Random thingy picks you!

This month I've used one of the Christmas images, however you wouldn't know it was, its very versatile.

She's from the Party season girls trio, they come together and separate if you purchase them from Etsy

Here she is...

I coloured her with both promarkers and spectrum noir pencils adding tiny white gel pen dots onto the accessories. The backing card is from Anne Marie's designs, and the sentiment is a Woodware one from a set called Hand drawn sentiments.  Finished with a little ribbon.

If you want more inspiration check out the blog as our very talented DT have added their creations too, otherwise we also have a Pinterest page with hundreds of pinned images.

Check back on the 22nd too for some new releases from Wendy.

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Sunday, 15 January 2017

All dressed up challenge 65

Hello everyone

phew what a busy Christmas season that was!  every year I sit back at the end and wonder how I managed to fit everything in. 

Over at all dressed up we have our latest challenge, which is as usual anything goes as long as you use an all dressed up image

For the chance to win 3 images all you have to do is make something with one of the images (it can be anything not just a card) and then post it with a link back to your blog.... simple!

The images can be brought from Esty or there are some freebies on our blog.

here's my inspiration this month.

She's called 'time to shine' and is gorgeous isn't she!

I printed off a spotty background onto cream pearlescent card, and using kraft card cut out the doily and side bar using various dies.

On the bar you can just see the word 'birthday', this was stamped with versa mark leaving a watermark effect.

She was coloured using my spectrum noir pencils, I went for a really soft look this time definitely 'less is more' for this.  Finally the sentiment is a Simon says stamp one.

I hope you like it.  please join our challenge and even if you don't want to do that, hop over and check out the other DT fantastic work for inspiration, there are some amazing projects on there!

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Thursday, 22 December 2016

December new releases.

Hello everyone

its time for some more inspiration following our December new releases.  ON the 15th some of our DT introduced you to the amazing new images, and now its time for the other half of the DT to showcase.

they are:

Merry and Bright

Take to the slopes

The night before Christmas

And the one I used this month which is called Winter must haves

There are so many useful elements on this stamp, I decided only to use a couple to make my card, and as its Christmas and I'm still churning them out, I thought I'd use some paper piecing to make them stand out.

The backing paper was printed from a pink petticoat range called Nordic Christmas tree.  I then used craft artist to separate and copy the images, before printing onto the back ground.

I cut out squares using a tattered lace die, cut out the digis and layered them onto the squares, before adding glitter and some puffy snow for the bobble on the hat.

It was so quick, but really effective.

Please hop over to our blog or Facebook for more inspiration, and don't forget we have competitions running on both of these too, to enter, simply use an all dressed up image and follow our rules.  You can win three digits of your choice!

Thanks for stopping by - see you all again soon