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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Snowman family





Howdy folks....I am on holiday this week and its been a bit rubbish so far but taking a wee break from it all to make a non DT card....

In case you don't know, I DO love snowmen so what better than to make a card using one of my favourite snowmen stamps from LOTV.  I coloured this little cutie with my inktense pencils....still practising!  I added loads of glitter to the image too. The papers are digi papers from The Sweet Shoppe called "An Icy Christmas" which is really pretty....lots of teeny snowflakes on them. The snowflakes have been punched with my Martha Stewart snowflake punches and die-namics Let it Snowflakes dies and then glittered them up. I added pearls to the centres and a button to the centre of the big snowflake. I added an organza ribbon and pearls to the corners...hope you likey!

challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - winter inspiration
Deep Ocean Challenge - Christmas is all Around
Inky Chicks - winter wonderland
Papertake Weekly - anything christmas
Bunny Zoe - buttons
The Ribbon Girl - lovely lili challenge
Fussy and Fancy - snowflakes and ribbon
Cute Card Thursday - sparkles
Noor Design - Merry Christmas


Fi
x

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Elf Made Magic





Good morning folks and my Sugar Nellie post.

So for today's card I am sharing one of the new toppers from Funky Kits....isn't she adorable??  Now this little fairy is called "Elf Made Magic" and is also available in digi format and you can find her here in the Funky Kits store.



The papers are from LOTV and I just made it simple by adding a piece of lace, ribbon and pearls to finish.


Pop back for more sugar inspiration tomorrow for another post!

challenges:
Creative Card Crew - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - anything goes Christmas
Dream Valley - Merry Christmas
Crafty Catz - last minute Christmas
Winter Wonderland - christmas presents
Crafty Little Fairies - Holly and/or Ivy



Fi
x

Friday, December 12, 2014

Pillow Talk





Good morning, here's my scheduled post for the Sugar Nellie blog.

So for todays card, I thought I would share an old one...this stamp has to still be one of my favourites, she is adorable and called Pillow Talk. I just need to practise with loads of hair



The papers are from First Edition which I layered onto kraft card and then distressed around the edges.  I added a couple of rolled flowers and pearls to finish.


Pop back for more sugar inspiration tomorrow for another post!


Fi
x

Spectrum Noir Guest card






 Good morning folks.....land here's my next guest card for Spectrum Noir!





The papers are digi papers from The Sweet Shoppe which I layered onto cardstock.  I tied an organza ribbon around one of the panels.  The image is from LOTV which I couloured with spectrum noir pens...it's so easy to colour snowmen...you only need a few colours!  I cut them out with a die-namics circle die and layered that onto the snowflake doily die cut.  I added some punched snowflakes and then added glitter and pearls to finish.

Colours used:
IG1, IG2
IB1, IB3,
GB2, GB8, GB10
BT5

Fi
x

Saturday, December 06, 2014

All Dressed Up



Good morning folks...hope you are well on this cold and frosty morning.

Before I hit the shops for some Christmas shopping, there's a  new launch of rubber over on the Sugar Nellie blog.....which you can buy from Funky Kits.




The Sugar Nellie team have made a few to showcase...so pop over and have a looky...but there's a prize for one lucky winner and will get their order refunded on Monday.

So for my card I coloured the image with inktense pencils, the papers are digi papers from The Sweet Shoppe which I layered onto cardstock and then doodled around the edges.  I added a piece of lace to one of the layers and added some flowers...some were pre made and some I made myself....hope you likey.


Fi
x

Friday, December 05, 2014

Guest card for Spectrum Noir




 Good morning folks.....looky looky...I have been asked to be a December guest designer for Spectrum Noir!



So for my first card I have used one of my favourite stamps called Festive Friends from Sugar Nellie which I obviously coloured with Spectrum Noir pens.  I added glitter to Santas beard and the furry bits.


The papers are from Fancy Pants Hot Chocolate which I layered onto kraft card and then doodled around the edges.  I also added a corrugated piece of kraft under one of the layers.  I added a piece of twine with a snowflake charm. I cut out the snowflakes with my die-namics let it snowflake die and then added lots of glitter and added a red gem to the centre.  I finished with some pearls...hope you likey!

I used the colours below:
FS2,FS3,FS6,FS8
IG1,IG2,IG6,IG8
IB1,IB2
GB8,GB10
EB7
DR7,DR5,DR1

Fi
x




Friday, November 28, 2014

Heavenly Angel






Good morning, and my Sugar Nellie post!

Now here we have another one of the new toppers from Sugar Nellie....gorgeous isn't it??  They come with several on the sheet...they are sooooo adorable and will available soon.

You can also get this cutie in rubber and she's called Heavenly Angel.




The papers were in my stash, I die cut the topper and layered it onto the snowflake doily.  I cut out some snowflakes and covered them in glitter.  I added pearls to the centres of the snowflakes.



Fi
x

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

More hands make light work...






Good morning folks, hope you are well!!

Now here we have one of the new toppers from Sugar Nellie....gorgeous isn't it??  They come with several on the sheet...they are sooooo adorable and will available soon.

You can also get this cutie in digi format from Funky Kits and she called More hands make light work.




The papers are Basic Grey Evergreen, which are really pretty IRL!  I layered the papers onto bazzill card and doodled around the edges.. The flowers are a mix of pre made ones and my little poinsettia die. I also added red ribbon tied in a bow.  I then added some teeny pearls to finish off.

Remember to check out our challenge over on the Sugar Bowl.

Pop back for more sugar inspiration tomorrow.

challenges:
The Ribbon Girl - colour challenge
Papertake Weekly - so girly
Crafty Calendar - it's all about christmas



Fi
x

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Snowy Postcard...





Well I'm a day late with my Sweet Stampin post!

What a week I have had, to start off with was a bit under the weather, then Thursday into Friday my heating and hot water packed in...jeezo it's baltic!  The gasman was here yesterday but needed to order a circuit board...he's coming back tomorrow to fit it....keep your fingers crossed for me to have hot water and heating tomorrow!!

So this weeks challenge theme is "to die for" do I love my dies so perfect theme for me!

We're sponsored by the fabulous Yours or Mine Papercrafts:



Who are offering a super duper $10 voucher to the store!

So for my card I used distress inks to colour the image and the backing.  First I stamped the stamp twice onto white card stock and cut out the centre oval, I then inked both of these up and then layered them together.  The backing was also inked up and also used cardio stamps to randomly stamp around the edges as I felt it needed something other than just the ink.  The snowflakes are from my die-namics Let it Snowflake set (love them) and the tiny poinsettia die is from poppy stamps.  I also added a bit of ink to the die cuts too.  I added an organza bow and and I made and organza rose for the centre...I added pearls to the centres of the snowflakes and to the corners of the layers....finished with loads of glitter....hope you likey!


challenges:
Bunny Zoe - snow
Crafty Calendar - christmas
Crafty Catz - Christmas
Crafty Ribbons christmas
Deep Ocean - handmade flowers

Fi
x

Friday, November 14, 2014

New floral digi...






Good morning sugar fans and my Sugar Nellie posting!

Hope you are well!

Now I am sharing this wee card which I made using one of the new digi floral images...isn't she sweet??  You can buy her soon from Funky Kits.




I coloured this little sweetie with spectrum noirs and did a bit of shading with polychromos.  The papers are from LOTV...thought they looked well with the floral digis...yes that's right, there's more!!  I layered the papers and distressed each of the layers and doodled of course.  I added a piece of light blue lace to one of the layers, the flowers and leaves have been cut with die-namics dies.

Pop back tomorrow for some more inspiration.


Fi
x

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Warm Winter Wishes





Good morning and here I am with my scheduled Wednesday post for Sugar Nellie.

For today's card I have used this fabby image called Warm Winter Wishes which is available from Funky Kits.




I coloured this little cutie with inktense pencils using kraft card...think the colours look really well on the kraft card...what do you think??

There's lots more fabby digi images available from the Funky Kits store...but do pop back tomorrow for a sneaky at something new!!



Fi
x

Sunday, November 02, 2014

A Very Merry Christmas...




Howdy folks...now I just love this time of year and making my Christmas cards....I have used this LOTV image I had from last year as I was looking for something quickish and there is minimal colouring on this one.  I have used inktense pencils to colour the image and layered it onto black clard and then mounted it onto kraft card.  I added a ribbon and bow and added a wee snowflake charm and flower...oh yes and doodles and pearls were added!!

The Ribbon Girl - Christmas card
Crafty Calendar - It's all about Christmas
Less is More - non traditional Christmas colours
Winter Wonderland - pick & Mix (use 3 of something) I have used pearls
ABC Christmas Challenge - Very Merry Christmas
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Bunny Zoe - animals
Penny Black and More - anything goes
Stamping Sensations - Simply Christmas


Fi
x

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Shaped cards



Good morning sweet stampers, my goodness it's November!!

Hope you all had a Happy Halloween!

Today's challenge over at Sweet Stampin this week is shaped cards....totally out of my comfort zone but needed to make a baby card for a friend and came up with this.

We are sponsored this week by Crafts U Love...



...who are giving a £10 voucher to one lucky winner.

So for my card, I downloaded the shape and traced and cut it out in kraft card and then cut out the papers just slightly smaller and stuck them to the card.  One of the panels is embossed just to give a bit of texture.  I also added a piece of lace across the middle to tidy up the joins in the paper. I also added a wee bow and button to finish off.

challenges:
Crafty catz - anything goes
Divas by Design - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Creative Card Crew - bows
Craft-Dee Bowz - anything goes with a handmade bow



Fi
x

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Poinsettia Girl



Good morning, and my scheduled Wednesday post over on the Sugar Nellie blog.

For today's card I have used this fabby image called "Poinsettia Girl" from Leanne Ellis at Sugar Nellie.




 I coloured this little cutie with spectrum noirs, the dies are brand spanking new which I bought at the SECC at the weekend.  They are 2 separate dies...a Memory Box corner poinsettia and the other is from Poppy Dies....it actually took me a bit of time to build the flowers up.  I used both red and black card to cut out...I layered them up and then started chopping away the tiny red flowers to stick on the black...phew!!  I also added teeny weeny pearls the centres of the flowers. The backing paper is from Echo Park - Bundled Up which I layered onto black cardstock and then I distressed the edges.

Spectrums used:
FS2, FS3, FS6
DR1, DR3, DR5, DR7
BT1, BT5
EB1, EB2
GB8, GB10


challenges:
Spectrum Noir - embellishments
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes


Fi
x

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Digiqueens DT card



Good morning folks, it's Tuesday so that means some more  inspiration over on the Polka Doodles blog...so here's my Digi Queens card.



I have used Luna and coloured her with spectrum noirs.  You can buy Luna from the Polka Doodles store. I made the backing with my die-namics floral fusion die.  I coloured the underneath with distress inks and then layered the flower die cut on top....I am quite happy with the effect, looks good.  I also used the same die to make an embossed panel for the bottom of the card.  I then layered the whole piece onto bazzill card and distressed all around the edges. I then added a piece of ribbon to hide the join and then added a bow and fastened a rolled flower to it.  I finished with some tiny pearls.


Here's a close up of Luna.

challenges:
Spectrum Noir - use an embellishment
Fi
x

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Little Angel...






Good morning sugar fans, here I am with your Wednesday posting!

Hope you are well!

Now I am sharing this card with you, my lovely friend asked me to make a Thinking of You card for one of her friends whos daughter sadly passed away. I thought I would use this lovely Diane Duda stamp which I think is just so perfect, sadly it's not available but I needed to share it but there are still lots of other Diane Duda stamps available from Funky Kits.




I coloured the image with inktense pencils....I am so loving these however they do take time. I have used digi papers from The Sweet Shoppe and layered them onto bazzill card.....I added some stitching to each of the layers....yes no doodles!!  The cloud and love heart also came with the digi pack...aren't they perfect?

The flowers are a mix of rolled flowers from die-namics and a couple of flowers which I had bought and I added a couple of teeny weeny butterflies too.


challenges:
Delightful Challenges - colour my world




Fi
x

Sunday, October 19, 2014

A wee snowman...



Hey folks, I have been practising with my new inktense pencils that I thought I would make this one into a card....this is my third attempt but my 4th one is coloured and I do love it....will share that one on Wednesday.

So for this card I followed the sketch over at Sketch Saturday. The papers I have used are from Echo Park - Bundled Up and layered them onto bazzill card.  I cut one of the edges a bit squint so duffed them up a bit with my distressing tool. I cut a little pennant and added a wee snowflake to it.  I added a little berry to the centre just for something a bit different.  The message was in my stash...but works well with a snowman and finally the stamp is from LOTV called Hats Off which I coloured with inktense pencils.


challenges:
Sketch Saturday - sketch
Lili of the Valley - anything goes


Fi
x


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Blossom




Good morning, and my scheduled Wednesday post over on the Sugar Nellie blog.


So for today's card I'm afraid it is very plain and simple as the colouring has taken almost since my last posting...very time consuming but I find it very therapeutic....still need practice though!!

This stamp is called "Fleur" and is from the Leanne Ellis range at Sugar Nellie!




I coloured Fleur with Derwent Inktense pencils....I am loving them!  The paper is from the Evergreen collection from Basic Grey which I layered onto kraft card. Did my usual doodling... The message has been in my stash forever but is from Stampin Up.

So does anybody have any tips for the inktense pencils??

Now sure how you can use them with digis but they are perfect with the rubber at Sugar Nellie...oh and I did hear there was rubber burning in the house of Sugar on Monday.....but the lovely Kate informed us it was a new delivery of rubber stamps....watch this space!!


Pop back for more sugar inspiration tomorrow.



Fi
x

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Buttons for Brains DT card



Hey folks...here's my Buttons for Brains DT card...I just love the little owl...isn't it cute??  So it came just as a plain wooden piece and I coloured it up with spectrums.  The papers are Winter Wonderland which I layered onto bazzill card.  I added the big ribbon and bow as I thought it went well with the owl...The message is also from the matching set of Krafty Christmas stamps and the snowflake was cut from my die-namics let it snowflake die.

supplies:


Fi
x

Digiqueens DT card





Good morning folks....and here's my scheduled post for the fabby Polka Doodles Digi Queens.




The theme this week is Halloween and for my card I decided to go with this little digi called "Mummy"...funnily enough!!  I made the background using some of the images in the Witchie Witchie bundle.  The sentiment is also from the same bundle along with other fabby elements.  I used spectrum noirs to colour my image and glitter parts of the spooky tree...just for that extra moonlihgt spookyness!  I coloured the image with spectrum noirs....


Pop over to the Polka Doodles blog to check out the rest of the inspiration!!



Fi
x

Saturday, October 11, 2014

My new inktense results...



Hey Saturday campers....I was going to save this for my next SN DT card however I had it made and I am quite chuffed with it so decided to share it just now.....need to make another DT card now...oops!

So this is my first attempt at colouring with Derwent Inktense pencils and although it did take me ages to colour, it very therapeutic!  I have been admiring the fabby colouring that the lovely Keeley does with her inktense pencils and she totally inspired me....you should check out her blog!!

The stamp is called Raven from Sugar Nellie ( sadly no longer available) which I watercoloured with the inktense pencils....I started off with a small amount of colour and just up the layers....The papers are from The Sweet Shoppe called Pumpkin Spice....they are so pretty and perfect for Autumn, and I layered them onto kraft card and did my usual doodling around the edges.  I added a piece of pale blue lace underneath. The flower is my beautiful die-namics gerbera which I cut out in white and then coloured to match the papers. I made the bow and button match the flower and added 2 silver leaf charms to that....hope you likey!


challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - use watercolours
Crafty Catz - autumn
Fab 'n' Funky - anything with ribbon
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Stamping Sensations - Autumn colours
Kit and Clowder - anything goes


Fi
x


Wednesday, October 08, 2014

It's a celebration...




Good morning, and I'm here we are with my scheduled Wednesday post!

I hope you all managed to join in with the Sugar Nellie blog hop yesterday, if not then you can still join in!


So today's Sugar Nellie card I have used one of the new furry friends called Celebrations from Sugar Nellie and I coloured them with spectrum noirs.




The papers are digi papers from The Sweet Shoppe which I layered onto bazzill card...and yes doodled around the edges!!  I also added a piece of lace under one of the layers.  The flower has been cut with one of my die-namics blueprints...which is really one of the best flowers ever!!

challenges:
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Bunny Zoe - animals



Fi
x

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

A Little Birdie told me.....it's a blog hop!!



Yay...it's time for a blog hop!!
First, my card...the image is called "Feed the Birds" which I coloured with Spectrum Noirs, the papers are digi papers from The Sweet Shoppe and layered onto bazzill card aaaannd doodled!!  I die cut some flowers using my die-namics flower trio die and added some doodles to them.  I finished off with pearls to the centres. 

We've just passed our birthday and we have some very exciting news.
Wendy, the owner and designer of All Dressed Up will now be selling her gorgeous images as both rubber and digital stamps with none other than.....you guessed it...


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whooop whoop whoop!!!!


Please pull up a chair, grab a cuppa and a slice of cake as you'll be here a while as we're having a mahoosive blog hop with us and some of the Dressy Girls too.

AND an extra challenge for all you  Dressy fans.  Oh and better than that we have a this gorgeous freebie and numbers (just in case you want to change it) designed especially for the celebration.

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...and what is a hop without prizes?

So what you need to do is...

1. You must complete the hop and leave a comment for every one of us... 
2. You must create a card using the freebie and add it to Mr Linky on the All Dressed Up blog. 


Prize: the four new digital images
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Prize:  £10 voucher
crafty ribbons
Prize:  Petal Lu Lucky Dip, which will be a box of 50 blooms
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Prize:  $30.00 gift certificate
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Prize:  goody bag or gift voucher
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Prize:  2 prizes, each one being a magazine subscription from the time it is entered to June  
Scrap n' Art Online Magazine

Prize - online voucher to a class
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Prize - Make It Crafty blending card
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Prize - £10 voucher
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Now I guess your all desperate to see these new images.

So, let's hop!!!
So if you have arrived here from the lovely Marilyn's blog then you are in the right place, otherwise you need to go back to the begiining and start with Nancy's blog....
In case you get lost along the way here's the hop order for you...




Fiona (that's me)

and last but not least Lynne


The hop will run for two weeks.  So you have until 21st of October to get your card made and comment on all of the gorgeous cards...you're next stop is Bettina!

Lastly a huge congratulations to our lovely designer Wendy.  We are all thrilled to be a part of your new journey and wish you loads and loads of success :)

Don't forget to leave a comment on every blog girls.  We can't wait to see your creations.

Fi