My Lovely Friends

Saturday, 12 November 2011

CES Challenges DT Card............My Queen Of Hearts

Hello my lovelies how are you are? I'm sooooo sorry I'm late today but there is a reason. Now I have a new BIG love & its the fabulously talented artist Krista Smith........OMG I could sit with 2 piles of images, 1 Crafts & Me images & 2 Saturated Canary images.........I would sit happy all day long just colouring, actually all year long lol. Anyway when I saw her latest release I rushed to buy them, I have soooooooo many already but I'm addicted.........I currently have 6 & half coloured up ready for projects so be prepared to see these beauties a lot!! I had a fab idea for this image but wanted to run it thru Krista 1st......I waited all day for the e-mail but nothing...........or so I thought!! Went bed at 12 was talking about it to hubster for him to tell me she did e-mail he had forgot to tell me arrrrggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...................... So with his encouragement, finished colouring 1 image & then went into hobbit to make my creation...........I emerged at 3.50 am to come inside & take I'm a bit erm pooped lol.
Anyway the theme over at CES Challenges our lovely Julie picked & it is........
Soz bout some of the pics.............the matchsticks on my eyes kept ruining my camera shot!!
Warning photo heavy!!!

This beauty is my 'Queen Of Hearts' I say mine cus she is mine now lol.........ssshhhh dont tell Krista!!
Isnt she gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!

Gorgeous seam binding ribbon,gems, pearl & charm saying 'Made With Love' are from my stash......

Painted a wooden heart (love these) with white acrylic & then edged it with Vintage Photo ink.

6x6 card blank, Prima 'Romantique paper & selection of flowers all from Crafty Emma's Store.
All paper matted with Kraft card & both edged with Vintage photo.

This is my fabulous idea..............make a playing card........well she is the 'Queen Of Hearts'
This is a matching tag to go with the card. I've used the same ingredients as on the card.

All flowers were sprayed with Gold Glimmer Mist.

The image I cropped 2 copies so it was just her top half & then 1 copy I flipped & mirrored & attached to the bottom & then tried to colour each identically........a bit of a task but sooooo worth cus I love it!!!!!
I rounded the edges of the playing card as they normally have rounded edges. Edges again inked. I forgot to go over the Q again with a bright was late tho lol.

Last piccy of them both together.......I'm actually rather pleased with this which does not happen very often believe me!!
Anyway I've rambled & babbled long enough. Please pop over to see my lovely teamies creations & we look forward to seeing your Ribbons & Roses.

Thank you sooooo much for stopping by & your lovely comments they really do make my day ;-)
I'm off to find a few challenges to enter in then I'm coming to catch up with you all, yes I'm running behind again. Yesterday my family had me baking cakes all day...........there are cakes everywhere lol.

Tatty bye huge hugs to you all mwah xoxoxoxo
Challenges I'm Entering................ - Anything Goes - Recipe - sentiment is also stamped. - Bingo, middle line across. - Triple Threat - Textalicious (bottom layer has lots of text, if it doesnt count throw it in the bin girlies.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Love Is Gone...............or is it????????

Hello everyone how are you all today? Today I have another ordered card to show you. I got asked to make an Anniversary card but his wife had already seen me colour in an image & she fell in love with it so asked if I still had it & would I use it on an Anniversary card for him. 90% of my images are coloured way before I have any idea what project they will be used for, let alone what papers I will use. I know I'm not supposed to but I've done it this way for sooooooo long & I have that many papers I KNOW I will have something to match lol.
Anyway I will shush & show you the card................

This is of course my favourite ever Sweet Pea stamp & it took me ages to get cus she was always out of stock last year.........I think its actually my most used stamp I think I've used 4 possibly 5 times.
That is a lot for me as half of mine still havnt seen ink lol.

Papers are Websters Pages I did get them from Crafty Emma's but she hasnt got them anymore. All papers I matted onto black card.
Used 6x6 'Petal Point' card blank. Wood heart painted white & glazed.

Flowers are all from WOC, I've had these sooooo long!! Lace & velvet ribbon from my stash.
Twill Sentiment used 'You've capture my heart'

This is the inside used heart nestability top & bottom, 1 for the sentiment here this one says
 'Grow old with me, the best is yet to come'
The sentiment at the bottom is computer generated & I'm not sure where it was originally from!
Chipboard heart from my stash

This is of course 'Love Is Gone' by Ching Chong-Kuik for Sweet Pea Stamps, she is also available from Crafts & Me in the UK.
Here are the copic colours used.........this is an image I was originally experimenting with some colours.
Skin - E11 E21 E00 E000 R20 & R11
Hair & Skirt - C9 N7 & N4
Reds - R59 R46 R17
Leaves - G29 G17 G14
Eyes - C3 & C00 & Moon - E50
Eyes were enhance using Graphic Art Liner 0.30 & I also used 90% warm grey & white Prisma pencils.
Luckily after I took piccies I realised I hadnt done her arm-band, unfortunately I forgot to take piccies again after & it went to its new owner lol.

Last piccy phew lol........ The recipient absolutely loved it which I was really pleased & happy about.

Well thats it from me thank you from the bottom of my heart for stopping by.
Big huge hugs to you all mmwah xxx

Challenges I'm Entering............... - Bingo (Lace, Flowers & Ribbon)

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Crafts & Me DT card...........Orchid Of The Night

Hello all you lovelies how are you today?
Today is wednesday & you know what that means.........its time for a new challenge over at
This week our lovely boss Teresa has chosen the theme & its...........
How easy is that peeps. For my card I've used a stamp from the fabulous artist Molly Harrison.

I have used 'Orchid Of The Night' available only at Crafts & Me Store.
I sooooo love this stamp, 1 of my top 10 favourite stamps.

I used 6x6 'On The Edge Petal Point' card blank & the flowers are a mixture from Crafty Emma's.
I've used Prima 'Londonerry' papers & dark cream A4 card for matting, edges inked with Vintage Photo.

Leaves were cut out using Marianne 'Forest Branch' die.
Lace, lilac seam binding ribbon, pearls U muslin are from my stash. The white muslin fabric I also inked with 'Antique Linen' distress ink.

This was the first image I coloured when I started colouring again after some time off so I cant remember the colours sorry.
She is stamped tho with Memento black ink onto fab smooth card, love this card!! She is of course coloured with Copics & I added Glimmer Dust to the moon

Well thats it from me peeps please pop over & show my fabulously talented teamies some love they have all made gorgeous creations.
We look forward to seeing your 'Birthday' creations.

Thank you so much for stopping by I really do appreciate it. Off to find some challenges lol. See you all later.
Huge hugs to you all xoxoxo

Challenges I'm Entering................

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Purple Butterfly

Hello my lovelies how are you all today? Well my youngest is back at school today tho he not pleased as he doesnt want to wait til tonight to play on his new xbox game lol. He feels better tho, I think his girlfriend coming up last night did the trick lol.
Well I've had a few orders recently for cards so I thought I would show you 1 of them. I did this one last week I've made one before so I was asked to make another one in shades of purple as its her mum's fave colour.

The paper is a mixture & I've embossed each layer with different embossing folders. All edges have been inked with Milled Lavender distress ink.

Flowers from Crafty Emma's. Crochet flower I made & the pearls & purple butterfly are from my stash.

I made a matching box lined it with doilies for a nicer presentation.
The lid I use acetate but the first 1 I wasnt happy with & I had used my last sheet of acetate so I put my thinking cap on & instead I got my laminator out & laminated a sheet cus then they go clear & toughen up as well. Voila 1 see through lid.........just  as good as acetate but easier to wipe any finger prints off.

A sparkly feathered butterfly from my stash........getting low on these so need to remember where I got them from eeeek!!

Last piccy of card inside the box. All card used is A4 card from Papermill Direct the one I've used has a suede feel finish, its gorgeous when you feel it. I got this a few months ago so not sure if they still do the 'suede feel' card as it was a special.

Well thats it I'm off to the hospital then off to buy 2 xbox games, yep hubby wants the new Call Of Duty as keeps them good lol.
Thank you for stopping by I'm half way through catching up with you all will come & finish my hopping later.
Huge hugs to everyone mmwah xxx

Challenges I'm Entering..........
Will have a peekskie to see what there is later lol.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Ooooh Just Adorable...................

Hi everyone bit of a quickies posting as I've got an appointment at 11.30. Sorry I've been MIA poorly kiddies, well poorly Natalie & now the youngest is not well. Mmmmm wonder if he feels better tomorrow when he has the new Call Of Duty lol.
Anyway I needed a quick last minute card so of course I'd seen the new 'Adorables'digi images from Sugar Nellie so I knew they would fit the bill, they are sooooooo easy & quick to colour.
Here is 'Lizzie'.......... & you can of course get her from Funky Kits.

Will add recipe & links when I come back gotta go now peeps.
Tatty bye mmwah
HUgs xxx

EDITED TO ADD;  Papers are Prima 'Romantique' cut into 4 quarters & layered on kraft card. Faux stitching added to each corner. Marianne creatable forest branch. Flowers are from Crafty Emma's Store. Twill sentiment Marianne corner cut from kraft & dab painted with white acrylic.
Lace, pearls & wooden heart from my stash.

Thank you so much for stopping by my lovelies........... mmwah

Challenges I'm Entering..............
Sugar Bowl - Sketch with optional 'patchwork'