Monday 31 January 2011

Pretty In Lilac

Here is another one of the lovely Sugar Nellie stamps I have coloured in with Copics and Prisma pencils, this little beauty is called 'Joy' and what a joy she was to colour. I think i need to experiment more with hair colours as so far I have only used browns lol.. any suggestions for blonde hair?? I have some promarkers i could use as well.
I faffed about with the flowers still think its in need of something else, i did add some leaves punched with MS frond punch but they didn't look right think it needed something bigger. 
I can't believe the weekend is over already, it goes to blinking quickly that's for sure. Oh well the last day of January the start of a new month tomorrow, will soon be spring lol...

Image ~ Sugar Nellies 'Joy' Sitting.
Papers ~ Papermania Colossal pack
Colour Medium ~ Copics & Prisma pencils
Greeting Stamp ~ LOTV Greeting stamps

Saturday 29 January 2011

Sugar Bowl Challenge ~ 52

This is the first time I have taken part in the 'Sugar Bowl' Challenge and have to say I loved the sketch this week, so thank you for the inspiration. This little beauty was a pleasure to colour , having the shading in place really helped. I have coloured 'Grace' in with Copics and prisma pencils for the shading. Its not often I say I like a card that I have made, but have to say I likey this one so really pleased with myself.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend, even though the cold weather has returned with a vengeance. I have no really plans this weekend, except to stay in and take part in a few more challenges.

Colouring medium ~ Copics & Prisma's
Papers ~ Papermania Colossal pastel
Greeting ~ LOTV 

Thursday 27 January 2011

Dandelion Clock Fairy

Here is another one of my quick stick and go cards that I made for my box at work with LOTV squares. I cut her out with my Nestabilities then punched a little border with my much neglected Fiskars punch then snipped it and stuck around the image to give a nice lacey effect. I have since stuck a greeting on this card, so it doesn't look so bare, oh and added some glitter to her wings.

Gosh hasn't the weather turns blinking cold again just when we thought it had gone away the snow is back in some places. Thank goodness it pay day tomorrow, I think a spot of retail therapy is required lol....

Papers ~ Papermania 
Tools ~ Fiskars Sunburst punch

Wednesday 26 January 2011

Wash Day

It could be a good day to do my washing today as the sun is shining and there is a nice breeze outside, how much better is the washing when its had a good old blow on the line.

This is another card made with the new Toby Tumble releases at Cuddly Buddly, this one is called 'Wash Day' I really like the lovely blue tones on this card. There are 3D downloads, digi stamps, topper and rubber stamps,oh and the lovely new papers that you can see on my card are called 'Floral Bouquet'

Monday 24 January 2011

You Have Mail

There are a whole lot of new releases available at Cuddly Buddly today, so pop across and take a look.
The creative team have made some beautiful samples to go with these new images, available in 3D,Toppers, digi and rubber stamps.

 This would be ideal for a nice quick Valentines card. A word of warning don't forget to cut the letterbox out, as ninking poop that I am forgot to do this on my first attempt, whoops.....Couldn't understand why I couldn't see the cute little dog lol... 

Tools ~ MS Hearts Lace Punch

Sunday 23 January 2011

Wedding Day

Good morning its a very grey overcast kind of day here in Cheshire, roll on spring although it is getting much lighter of an evening now so won't be to long :)

Here is another one of my quick 'Stick and Go' cards as I like to call them lol.. Its one of the beautiful toppers from LOTV, just love the wedding range they have so many cute images. Just realised I haven't added the greeting as yet so best get that sorted.

Don't forget to pop back tomorrow as I have some new Cuddly Buddly releases to share with you, so fabby Toby Tumble images in digi and 3D and some pretty papers also.

Tools ~ MS Cherish Punch around the page, Pricking tool and mat, Daisy EK punch

Friday 21 January 2011

A Good Friend

This is Toby Tumble 'Happy Easter' 3D decoupage download from Cuddly Buddly.
There are a few sentiments with this sheet so you don't have to use it just as an Easter card.
You don't even have to do it as a decoupage card, you can edit the sheet in your graphics programme and just print off the topper and sentiment, great for a nice quick card.

I have been in the wars this week :( Whilst brushing Brad (My dog) on Monday he lifted his head a little to quickly and caught me on the corner of my eye, well the air was blue I can tell you and so now is my eye lol...
I look like I have been in a fight, goodness know what the customers in work must think! N o more dog grooming duties for me, will leave that to Neil.

Tuesday 18 January 2011


This cute Toby Tumble image is called 'Friendship' I think it would make a wonderful 'Thinking Of You Card'
as they are sharing a quiet moment together on their swing in the meadow. This was quite a challenge to colour as there is a lot more scenery than other stamps I have used, coloured with Prisma and Copics.

I am busy working on some new Toby Tumble designs for Cuddly Buddly which will be released real soon.
I have to say they are so cute, so watch this space :)

It was back to work for me yesterday, I so missed not being able to get any crafting done, just hope my mojo doesn't sulk and run away.

I am entering this card into the Totally Gorjuss Challenge which is 'Cuddly'

Sunday 16 January 2011

Fairy Wings

This was a very quick card I made with my LOTV Cute squares, have made lots of these over the last week as the girls in work have been asking me to bring my box of cards in, hopefully I will sell a few.

I call these type of cards 'stick and go cards' lol... I always feel that its not really hand crafted if there is no colouring involved, is that just me? Or do others feel this way.

I'm entering this card into the LOTV Challenge which is 'Things With Wings'

Image ~ LOTV Cute Squares
Papers ~ Craft Creations
Embellishments ~ Bow  & Star pearls

Friday 14 January 2011

Sweet baby in Blue

Well you appeared to like the pink baby card, so here it is done in blue. 
I have changed the layout a little bit but still used the wonderful Marianne die again.

I just love this stamp its now also available as a 3D decoupage sheet from Cuddly Buddly, so guess what I will be having a play with this weekend??? So watch this space :)

Well I have a few more days off before my week off is over :( I have so enjoyed being at home crafting away until my hearts content. I have managed to do some quick stick and go cards today, made six cards this evening now going it some for me lol.....

Image & Greeting ~ Toby Tumble Digi Sweet Baby
Medium ~ Copics and Prisma Pencils for shading

Thursday 13 January 2011

Sweet baby

This beautiful sweet stamp is a digi stamp from Cuddly Buddly its Toby Tumble 'Sweet Baby'.
I can see me using this image for Christenings and new baby cards, its just perfect. I have coloured the image with the usual Copics and Prisma Pencils, adding some glamour dust to the frills.

The frame is a Marianne double frame die, it really is a fabby die and I have only used one part of it so far, love the lacy detail. The white mat has been made with the MS Cherish punch around the page this is another punch i can see me using often

I have been so busy making cards this week ready for Cuddly Buddly to display at the Brighton show in February, so look out for Katie and Kath if your going this year.

Tools ~ MS Cherish Punch, Marianne Double Frame die
Medium ~ Copics and Prisma Pencils

I'm entering my card into the following challenge
Cupcake Crafts ~' Something New'

Tuesday 11 January 2011

When You Wish Upon A Star

I have been busy making cards yesterday and today so have plenty to show you over the next couple of day.
This cutie is a digi download from Teddy Bo its his girlfriend Bea 'When I Wish Upon A Star, she is available in digi stamp and 3D sheet, I opted for the 3D but decided to only do the hat lol...

Teddy Bea has been coloured in with Copics and prisma pencils, glamour dust for the sparkly bits.
The beautiful papers are downloaded from Cuddly Buddly they are a mixture of Hearts & Flowers and  Cottage Collection they mix and match beautifully.

Do you like my little flower its been made with a Crealies die which i ordered from a lovely lady called Annielies who was very helpful. The lovely little star pearls are from Quixotic Paperie, Elaine offers a great service for crafter, always popping a little something in your parcel as a freebie to try :)

This card I'm entering in to the Teddy Bo 1st Challenge which is 'Anything Goes' and 'Friday Sketchers' which has a fab sketch this week by Jacque.

Embellishments ~  Bow and Star Pearls

Friday 7 January 2011

Special Friends

I have been a bad blogger the last few months mainly due to being busy with work and Christmas. I am off next week so plan on having some ME time making some cards. I have a few more Toby Tumble digi's to work with so don't forget to pop back if you get chance.

This is a card I made before Christmas with a 3D download from Cuddly Buddly called 'Special Friends' and that's what Tabitha is to Toby. I'm hoping we will be seeing a lot more of Toby's friends this year, especially Tabitha as I think she is very cute.

Embellishments ~ Bow & Pearls