Saturday, 15 July 2017

All dressed up - June challenge

Hello everyone

Its time again for another fantastic 'All Dressed Up' challenge over on our blog.

It's anything goes (using one of Wendy's fabulous images) and there are freebies too if you don't have any.  But entering gives you the chance to win three - yes count them, three images from the Etsy store.

This week I used one of last months new releases.  Its called Flower pots and can be found here in

She was coloured using promarkers.  The sentiment is a Woodware set called 'celebrating you' and I used a Honeydo stamp onto patterned paper to make the flower.  The backing papers are Docrafts.

I hope you like her and you're inspired to enter our challenge.

Also on Facebook our current theme is star and stripes, so if you make something that could enter both, you are welcome to do so!

Oh and if you haven't seen the blog, check out the new releases that came out last week - eeekkk they are amazing!

I'd like to enter this into:

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Thursday, 22 June 2017

June new releases

Hello everyone

Phew its been a hot one here, as a schedule this post it's soo hot in my craft room the glue is drying before I can stick things together!  Oh well, living in England, I have to make the most of the odd days we get every year that we can actually class as summer days!

Its also very strange because as it is officially the hottest day of the year, I started making Christmas cards today... I know, its still early, but I have a couple of craft fairs this year so I'm making stock to take. I'll try and remember to post some!

Onto the new release.

All the new images from All Dressed up are available on Etsy.  And here they are... they are simply stunning!
Summer Breeze

Flower Pots

New Hair Do

Daddy's Day

I was lucky enough to be given 'New Hair do' and isn't she amazing!  I tried a couple of different cards with her, fussy ones and shabby chic ones, but the best by far was this very clean and simple card.  She is so striking, she didn't need anything else!

I of set her on the page and coloured her using promarkers.  I typed the sentiment using a free font, matted and layered it all and glued together.

I hope you like her!

Please hop over to the blog to check out the other talented DT work, and for further inspiration.  Also on there is details of this months 'anything goes' blog challenge for you to win images, or our Facebook comp is Monochromatic, oh and you can enter both if you wish!

Thanks for stopping by


Thursday, 15 June 2017

All dressed up June Challenge

Hello Bloggers

its the 15th of the month, which can only mean time for a brand new challenge on our All dressed up blog.

As ever its anything goes (using an All dressed up image) and if you want freebies to get you started, there are some on out blog page you can use. our blog can be found by clicking here on this handy link :)

The image I've used was a new release only a couple of months ago, but she's so elegant and pretty I couldn't resist using 'feeling spoilt' found in the Etsy shop here

The background is a Lili of the valley sentiment that I enlarged and printed in patterned paper.  I then paper pieced it onto a yellow background printed with the same sentiment so I could line them up.

She was coloured using promarkers with a touch of black spectrum noir pencil on the hair for added shine.

I then fussy cut her out and using glue gel for dimension, stuck her onto the front.

I love the way this came out - so simple but so elegant - I hope you'll agree.

Id like to enter this into:
Create and Makes -  anything goes (with yellow as twist)
Passion for promarkers - add a sentiment
Stinkin inkers - Girls just wanna have fun
Dream valley challenges - Square cards

Thanks for dropping by - I'll see you again soon

Friday, 2 June 2017

Summer time's here part 2

Hello again everyone

So yesterday I promised another card I made as I got carried away picking papers.  As I opening my drawer I found myself saying (to myself out loud strangely enough!) ooo that one, no. That one, orrrr how about that one AND that one???

I ended up making both of these in one go as I was on a roll!

Again I picked a LoTV summery stamp to make this one.

So slightly stronger colours on this pinks and peachy tones.  And this stamp I coloured using my Zig clean colour makers and some water.

The flowers and leaves are a Susan's garden Dahlia die, coloured with promarkers and shaped. finished using a piece of ruched ribbon from my stash.

Hope you like it and are now feeling a little more Summery!

I'd like to enter this into:

Crafting with an attitude -anything goes
Cardz 4 Galz - inspired by a song - English country Garden.
Southern Girls - anything goes
Through the purple haze - animal

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Thursday, 1 June 2017

summer time's here!

Hello everyone

I cannot believe today is the first of June - half way through another year already!  Its almost time to start making those Christmas cards again, but before I start thinking frost with red and greens, I'll take time to look out of my open window, breathe in the smell of freshly cut grass and remember it is still summer time!

I picked out this lovely stamp and some summery papers and thought I'd make something pretty, and then I saw some different paper and continued to make something else pretty, so I'll post one today, and the other tomorrow.

Here is todays make using the cute mouse from the Lili of the valley trio set.

He is a Digi stamp so I resized him, but then lightened the outline using craft artist so he had as a sketched look.

I coloured him using promarkers and a pencil to sketch in a couple of lines further adding to the sketched look. When printing him, I added the LoTV sentiment too from the sketchy wishes set.
The papers are a combination of Anne Marie designs, and a pink dotty paper I had from a Digi kit.

Flowers and lace from my stash, with a die cut label shape, all aged with distress inks and layered up.

I hope you like him as much as I do.

I'd like to enter this into:
Crafting by designs - anything goes
lemon shortbread - anything goes
613 avenue create - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by and reading my ramblings! 
See you soon

Monday, 22 May 2017

May New release - jungle friends

Hi everyone

I hope you will have already have seen the new releases at All dressed up - there are four very different but equally stunning images been added to the Etsy shop.  If you haven't seen them you can also pop to our blog and have a look at the talented DT inspiration using them.
here they are

My card this month is using Jungle friends - a nice CAS with a bit of decoupage layering.

I printed the image twice and coloured in using promarkers.  I cut out the giraffe and elephant so they'd project forward.  The yellow paper is actually white and I coloured around the edge with the same yellow I used on the giraffe (Pastel yellow I think!),.  The sentiment is printed from my computer, but again coloured with pastel yellow to match.  All finished with some lovely little nuvo drops.

I hope you like it.

I'd like to enter this into:

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Monday, 15 May 2017

Challenge 80 at All dressed up

Hello everyone

Wow hasn't that month flown by, I can't believe its time for another challenge at All dressed up....

As ever our blog challenge is anything goes providing you use an all dressed up image.  If you haven't got one and want to participate there are some freebies you can get from the blog to get you on your way to winning three of the fabulous images from the shop on Etsy.

This time I've used a digi stamp called follow your dreams.  I'd just love to be floating away in one of those balloons!

I coloured the image with promarkers and added a touch of glamour dust for sparkle.  The easel I made out of die cut circles, and added backing card from my stash.  The sentiment is a Digi Lili of the valley, finished with flowers I made out of circles of card.

I hope you like it!

I'd like to enter this into:

scrap an craft - use handmade flowers
Craft for the craic - anything goes
creative fingers - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments.


Saturday, 29 April 2017

Totally Tropical!

Hi everyone

I made something a little different this week.  My final reminder to pay for my holiday has arrived, and to get me in the holiday mood, I thought I'd give in to the crafting trends and make something totally tropical!

I used a selection of items to make this:
  • Pink petticoat digi image
  • pink petticoat papers
  • kay miller digi kit flowers
  • a very old leaf die (I don't even know the make its that old!)
  • promarkers to colour
I printed all the papers and matted and layered them together.  I love the ombre effect paper, its so smooth and clean! The image was printed and circle die cut around.  It already has the sentiment on it, and I coloured it very simply using promarkers.  Then die cut the leaves, coloured them also with promarkers, before printing and cutting out the flowers.

I hope you like it

I'd like to enter this into:

Crafty Gals corner - anything goes
polka doodle - anything goes
I love promarkers - anything goes
Simon says stamp - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by and leaving me some love.


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!

See you soon