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Sunday, 15 January 2017

All dressed up challenge 65

Hello everyone

phew what a busy Christmas season that was!  every year I sit back at the end and wonder how I managed to fit everything in. 

Over at all dressed up we have our latest challenge, which is as usual anything goes as long as you use an all dressed up image

For the chance to win 3 images all you have to do is make something with one of the images (it can be anything not just a card) and then post it with a link back to your blog.... simple!

The images can be brought from Esty or there are some freebies on our blog.

here's my inspiration this month.




She's called 'time to shine' and is gorgeous isn't she!

I printed off a spotty background onto cream pearlescent card, and using kraft card cut out the doily and side bar using various dies.

On the bar you can just see the word 'birthday', this was stamped with versa mark leaving a watermark effect.

She was coloured using my spectrum noir pencils, I went for a really soft look this time definitely 'less is more' for this.  Finally the sentiment is a Simon says stamp one.

I hope you like it.  please join our challenge and even if you don't want to do that, hop over and check out the other DT fantastic work for inspiration, there are some amazing projects on there!

See you all soon - thanks for dropping by and leaving me a message, it makes my day to read them!

Rachael



Thursday, 22 December 2016

December new releases.

Hello everyone

its time for some more inspiration following our December new releases.  ON the 15th some of our DT introduced you to the amazing new images, and now its time for the other half of the DT to showcase.

they are:

Merry and Bright



Take to the slopes



The night before Christmas


And the one I used this month which is called Winter must haves


There are so many useful elements on this stamp, I decided only to use a couple to make my card, and as its Christmas and I'm still churning them out, I thought I'd use some paper piecing to make them stand out.




The backing paper was printed from a pink petticoat range called Nordic Christmas tree.  I then used craft artist to separate and copy the images, before printing onto the back ground.

I cut out squares using a tattered lace die, cut out the digis and layered them onto the squares, before adding glitter and some puffy snow for the bobble on the hat.

It was so quick, but really effective.

Please hop over to our blog or Facebook for more inspiration, and don't forget we have competitions running on both of these too, to enter, simply use an all dressed up image and follow our rules.  You can win three digits of your choice!

Thanks for stopping by - see you all again soon

Rachael

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Challenge 64 - All dressed up

Hello everyone

Hope you're all ready for the big day in a few days - I'm not, no where near.

I thought I was begin more organised this year, but it appears the big day has snuck around while I wasn't looking, and I still have a great long list of things I need to do.....

Anyway - back to the challenge I suppose.

We are keeping the monthly challenge going and launch again today with our usual 'anything goes'  All we ask is you use an all dressed up image - and if you haven't got any hop over to our blog where there are freebies you can use.

The DT have some amazing inspiration on there and on the Facebook page, and wherever you see a challenge, there is also prizes to be won, so its got to be worth a go!

I'm still making Christmas cards for family, so took the opportunity to make one for my lovely Nan using a November new release - Christmas tree fairy



I used a tattered lace die for the card blank, cut from adorable scoreable and a pink petticoat paper.  I coloured her using promarkers and spectrum noir pencils.  Finished with a touch of ribbon, glitter and a organza bow with some bling

I hope you like her - please check out the blog for more inspiration or join our ever growing followers on Facebook.

see you on the 22nd

Rachael

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

November new release part 2

Hey!

So we're back with new release inspiration  part 2.  These fabulous images were released earlier this month, but in case you've brought one and now cant think what to do, our DT have another fantastic post over on our blog to show you how versatile these can be.

Firstly here are the images:

Christmas Snow globe


Christmas tree fairy


My first Christmas


Party Season

and I used Christmas snow globe




I coloured it with promarkers and decoupage'd the cute dear and trees. I also used fluffy stuff on the trees with some sparkle.  The digi was printed onto a printed card stock and bits cut out to give the effect above.

Hope you like it!

I'd like to enter this into:

Thanks for dropping by and leaving me your lovely comments!

See you soon
Rachael
x

Monday, 14 November 2016

New challenge All Dressed up #63

Hello everyone

Wow where does the time go?  another month gone, and only one more until Christmas!  Hope you've made headway with your Christmas cards - I haven't yet, so I thought I'd use one of Wendys gorgeous Christmas images towards the pile!

This month I'm using 'a star is born' which is found on Etsy

Its really easy to join our challenge, stop by at the blog and upload a photo.  If you haven't got a blog, but still want to enter you can email us alldressedup@gmail.com , or drop it on Facebook and tag Rachael Evans or Lilibetsmonkeyhut and tell us its for the blog challenge.

Here he is....



I coloured him with my latest purchase of zig clean colour markers.  The backing papers are some old Bearly mine ones before they closed. :(  finished with some snowflake dies, and a small bunting die with die cut word 'joy'.  If you look closely at the sheep, I've used 'fluffy stuff' to make him 3d and sprinkled the card liberally with glitter!

Check out the other DT on the blog or our Facebook Page  for more inspiration from our talented DT and see you again soon.

I'd like to enter this into:
Brown Sugar - anything goes
Crafting with friends - anything goes
Simply papercrafts - anything goes
Crafting with attitude - anything goes
Crimbo Crackers - shaped card
Christmas at sweet stamping challenge - anything goes Christmas

Love
Rachael

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Dropping the shopping

Hello everyone

I've had a lovely craft day - playing with goodies brought at the NEC last week, but I still couldn't resist delving into my old stash of LoTV stamps to make this:



She was coloured with promarkers with a sprinkle of sparkle.  I used distress inks on the flowers and edges.  The Poinsettias are a creative expressions stamp, cut out and shaped, with a Britannia ivy die behind.  The papers are from Polkadoodles. Finally the sentiment is a Tim Holtz/sizzix collection I brought last year.

Hope you like her and her cute doggie!

I'd like to enter this into

Allsorts - feature a creature (That dog is just too cute!)
Christmas at sweet stamping - anything goes
Craft your passion - anything goes
613 Avenue Create  --anything goes

Thanks for dropping by and leaving your messages!

See you soon
Rachael

Saturday, 22 October 2016

All dressed up - October new releases.

Hello everyone

Its time for our second set of inspiration for the October new releases at All dressed up.

If you haven't seen them yet - here they are available at Etsy here






This month I used 'Monsterific'.



I used promarkers to colour in these cuties, then cut them out and moved them around.  I took a piece of backing paper from a digikit, and then printed a sentiment onto a square white card, slightly smaller than the backing paper.  I then die cut some different size stars out, before layering the whole thing up.

Don't forget our challenge is still running on the blog until the 14th November, and our FB challenge runs until the 1st with the theme of Autumn or Halloween.

Both challenge will enter you to win three images

These guys are just so cute and perfect for a boys card! 

I'd like to enter this into:
Send a smile 4 kids - children's celebration card
Brown sugar - anything goes
Simply papercraft - anything goes
Card4galz - use at least one die
Fairytale - monsters

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment.  See you soon
Rachael
x

Saturday, 15 October 2016

All dressed up October Challenge

Hello everyone

It's challenge time again! We have another monthly challenge on the blog, for the chance to win three of Wendys amazing images.





This month I have used 'dreaming of summer'  we didn't get much of a summer here, and it seems such a long way until its warm again! 

The card blank is a crafter companion card shape, layered with the next size down.  The paper is from a 'First Edition ' noir paper pad.

I coloured her with promarkers and used a white gel pen for highlights.  The sentiment was added at the bottom

My flowers are a Honeydoo stamp that I cut out and coloured in, added some sparkle and a little drop of Nuvo drops for the centre

To enter, its 'anything goes' providing you use an All dressed up image.  Add to the blog for a chance to win.  Also check out our Facebook page where the theme is 'Autumn or Halloween'.

If you want some inspiration we have a Pinterest page you can check out too, and all of Wendy's images can be purchased from here.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your lovely comments.

See you again soon
Rachael

I'd like to enter this into:
Crafting with dragonflies - lets go floral
Brown sugar - handmade flowers
Crazy colour challenge - anything goes (hand coloured)
Cardz for Galz - use at least one die (the card blank and the leaves)
Craft rocket challenges - Happy birthday
I love promarkers - anything goes




Thursday, 15 September 2016

September challenge All Dressed up

Hello everyone

The challenge is back!!!!!

We are back at All Dressed up with a brand new monthly challenge. It is (as always) anything goes using an All dressed up image, with a chance to win 3 of Wendy's stunning images (including the new ones)

I have for my inspiration used one of the little Autumn girls (they come in a three but they also separate out beautifully!)

And here she is....




Coloured with promarkers and Spectrum noir pencils over the top, The card blank is a Tattered Lace die which folds into the gorgeous centre stepper card.

Patterned paper is from Nitwits Autumn collection.  The leaves are an Elizabeth Craft die, coloured with distress inks, and finished with stickles

Hop over to our blog here to see the fabulous DT inspiration and details of the challenge.


If you want to buy any of the All dressed images check out our Etsy page here, and finally for more inspiration, check out our Pinterest page

I'd like to enter this into:

Fab and funky - inspired by nature
City crafter - turning a new leaf
Fairytale - use leaves
Sunnyday crafting- anything goes
Through the craft room door - anything goes
crafting from the heart - anything goes
Craft your passion - anything goes

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me some love!

See you soon
Rachael




Wednesday, 7 September 2016

New release September

Hello everyone

Ooooo its that time of the month again when we showcase some of the new release images from all dressed up.  They are all available in our Etsy shop here along with all the other amazing images drawn by Wendy Burns.

Our DT have made some fabulous projects on both our blog and our FB page for inspiration, please check them out!

and our images are:

 
A to Z

A splash of Autumn colour

Time to Shine
Warm hand warm heart

This month I used A to Z, this is perfect for a new baby card, or separate out the letters and make bunting all wall hangings.



The photos don't do this justice as its hard to photograph acetate (LOL, although I tried from many, many angles!)  I coloured the images in yellow and blue promarkers before mounting on a piece of 6 x 6 card.  The front was an acetate cover, with a LoTV sentiment along the side cut into a banner shape.

Don't forget we have a DT call over also on our blog we're looking for some new ladies to join our team.

Look forward to seeing you very soon.  Thank you always for the comments, it cheers my day to receive the ping in my inbox!!

Rachael
xx