Wednesday 30 September 2015

Christmas @ Fab'n'Funky Challenge

Hi everyone,
Today starts a new challenge at 

 and as it's the last Wednesday in the month the theme is Christmas.
It's great to get going on your cards early because if I've got it right
 there are only 85 days left until the big day!

We have the fabulous Craft Classes online sponsoring us this week.

I've copic coloured one of my favourite Ppinkydoll images called Playing in the Snow

Also had a play with my new MB poinsettia die
DP - Graphic 45 12 days of Christmas
LOTV - Christmas tag
Star dust Stickles 

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thank you so much for stopping by,

Tuesday 29 September 2015

Bird Crazy Halloween...

Good day everyone,
I hope this finds you well.
Before I show you my card today I have some wonderful news to share.
I was accepted as a new DT member of  The Cutie Pie Challenge..
Thank you so much for having me ladies..I'm so excited.  My first entry will be on Oct.12

Now for today's post I have another TH Crazy Bird...
... these little guys just make me em!

Coloured with Copics
Body : E70,E71, E74, E77, R24, R22, R12
Hat: 100, W9, W7, W5
Pumpkin: YR09, YR07, Y17
Witch die - Frantic Stamper
Cheesecloth dyed with TH Black Soot distressed ink
Frame drawn with Copic black liner

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Simon Says Challenge - Ombre (coloring)
 ( inks on cheesecloth that I've had for ages, images coloured with copics)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Wednesday 23 September 2015

TPS Challenge #220 ~ Birthday with Sentiment

Hi everyone,
I can't believe it's Wednesday already...where do the weeks go?

Time for a new challenge at
where the theme is "Birthday with Sentiment"

I've copic coloured "Moon Goddess" available here.

Cheery Lynn Doily die
MFT - Happy Birthday cut in blue, added to white then fussy cut
Stickles - Star Dust
Moon:  Y17, Y15, Y11, E33, E31
Dress:  B37, B34, B32
Hair: E39, E37, E33, E30
Skin:  E11, E21, E00, E000, R20 

As always there is a fabulous prize for the winner, especially if you use a TPS image.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

I hope you get a chance to play along with us this week and thanks for being here.

Friday 18 September 2015

Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge #148

Hi everyone,
I hope your week was a good one.  We've had a heat wave push thru but temps should go back to seasonal this weekend.   Nothing special planned so will just chill and try and get rid of this cough I've been battling.

Today starts a new challenge at Fussy & Fancy Friday.....and it's my pleasure to host.
I've chosen the theme of "Fantasy".  Our wonderful sponsors are "Live and Love Crafts"

For my card share I copic coloured a sweet image from Aurora Wings
called Wisteria Fairy available here.

DP - Pion
Lace Butterflies - MS
Hero Arts prisma glitter added to the wings

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Aurora Wings Challenge #17 - Anything with Wings
 I hope you get a chance to stop by the challenge blog and see the wonderful inspiration created by my talented team mates....and play along if you can.


Wednesday 16 September 2015

Fab'n'Funky Challenge #273 ~ Recycle

Hi everyone,

We've a new challenge starting today at

Our lovely host Julieanne has chosen the theme "Recycle or Upcycle

I knew just what I wanted to use when I saw this theme.
I had saved some wrappers and bows from last years Christmas crackers.
I cut out a Xmas stocking from the wrapper and added a bow to the top.

I copic coloured a cute image from our fabulous sponsor Bugaboo Stamps.
This cutie is called Poppi Xmas Stocking and is available here.

The little stockings are actually buttons covered with a very soft felt. I found my Tim Holtz
scissors worked great in removing the backs of the buttons so they could lay flat.
Sentiment tag is from LOTV
MS tinsel glitter added to the hat 

So that's another Christmas card made....yeah!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday 10 September 2015

Shhh......A Little Bird Told Me....

Hi everyone,

I hope you've had a good week so far and ready to enjoy the upcoming weekend.

I've something that's a little different from my usual styles to show you today.
I'm lovin all the Mixed Media creations out there now, especially the work
by the super talented  PamelliaHer work is outstanding and she has the most
wonderful tutorials.  My experience with this type of style has usually ended up in the
round file as they looked like mud. Today's share is baby steps but I'm happy with it.

I was able to get my hands on some Tim Holtz Bird Crazy stamps and dies at SSS.
Jumping on the bandwagon I know but I LOVE these cute images.
I was inspired by this card by Sylvie.  I love the colours and background she created. 

I started with a 5x5 inch piece of hot pressed watercolour paper, ripping the edges.
Pulled out my much neglected Tombo markers and added them to an acrylic block,
misted with water and stamped on the paper.
I then taped a MB Texture Disperse stencil onto the paper and added Dreamweaver
Pearlescent embossing paste. This has a lovely shine.
In keeping with the pastel look, image was stamped with
Memento London Fog and coloured with Copic Markers.

Removed a section and added MFT Zipper die and a Prima vintage trinket.
Cheesecloth dyed with TH Evergreen Bough Distressed Ink and water and then
added to the back to peek out the top and side.

Sentiments created in Word

I would like to enter the following challenges:
  1. Addicted to Stamps and More #161 -  ATG
  2. Aud Sentiments Challenge #140 - ATG
  3. 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #263 - Birthdays
  4. Sieze the Birthday - ATG
  5. Simon Wednesday Challenge - Use a Stamp and Blog Hop
  6. Time Out Challenges #39 - Make Your Mark

Thanks for being here today. 
Your words of encouragement and support are always appreciated.

Wednesday 9 September 2015

Best Buds...

Hi everyone,
Today starts a new challenge at
with the theme of "Charming"...use a charm.

I copic coloured one of the newest images called "Autumn Joy" and this cutie
can be found here.

DP - A very old Recollections paper pad called Autumn
Martha Stewart Twine - stashed item
Charm - Michaels - another stashed item
Burlap - from my stash
Image framed using MFT Pierced Square Frames Die 
Sentiment - LOTV

As always there is a wonderful prize for the winner this week 
and a $30 Gift Certificate if the winner uses a TPS image.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
  1. Clear it out Challenge - ATG 
  2. Incy Wincy Challenge - One for the Boyz
  3. Moving Along With The Times - Cute Animal
  4. OLLCB Challenge #188 - One for the Boys
  5. Pile it On Challenge #85 - Fur
  6. Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Photo Inspiration
  7. Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #261 - ATG

We'd love it if you could play along with us and stop by the blog to
view the inspiration created by my talented team mates if you can.

Wednesday 2 September 2015

Cheers to You...

Hi everyone,
Hope your week is going well. 
 It's a hot one for us this week with plenty of sunshine....wish I could share!

After a lovely long break we are back at  
with a new challenge chosen by our talented host Zora.  
 She would like to see a handwritten sentiment or doodling on your creation
and what fun this was for me.

I created a frame and used two pre-coloured images from our wonderful sponsor
  They are Valet and Download Diva
I was so happy to see that these images merged seamlessly in word, 
something I'm usually unable to do.

Cheers - negative from MB die, mounted on white cardstock
Champagne bottle - Tattered Lace die
Doodling done with Copic multiliner

I am entering the following challenges:
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything Goes 

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you get a chance to visit
the challenge blog and play along..we'd love to see you there.