Petal Lu – Flowering Loveliness

Hey there!!!

Its been a while….I know and it has been my fault …as always life got away from me and time passed but I have continued making cards and colouring…and I am a member of a new Design Team….

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I am delighted to be part of this team and have been using the fabulous loveliness that are Petal Lu flowers in my projects for some time. You can visit all the wonderful flowers here….

The Blog for taking part in the amazing challenges can be found here….

And this is my project….I have used papers from my stash and this lovely image from Mo Manning….

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Did you spot the wonderful new watermark??? I am proud to say that my lovely friend Lisa made this for me….I hope you like it and the project.

I will begin to catch you up with my news over the next few weeks but until then remember to stamp your place in the world. xxxx

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015….

Such a long time….

Oh My, hasnt it been a long time?!?!?!  It has been the strangest of years with lots of good or great things happening and some not so great but isnt that just how life is?

We are now starting a brand new and fresh year! and with it some brand new and fresh projects….so with out further ado here are my very frist 2015 projects for That Craft Place….

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The theme over at That Craft Place is Monochrome….I was really stumped as it is not something I do very often but a friend asked me to make her an engagement card and these were the colours she chose, I cut the hearts and words out on my Cameo and used some glimmer card stock and and odd papers I had to make the backgrounds.

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For this second card – YES!  Two from me!!!! – I have used one the the fabulous Sugar and Spice images with so many pinks it is hard to count them all!  I love these images which are available from the ETSY store HERE (just click the link) and right now if you use the code TWENTYFIVENY you will also get 25% off your order!!!!  What a bargain!  Why not head on over, chose your digi and then share your finished project over on That Craft Place blog?  Link HERE and http://thatcraftplaceblog.blogspot.co.uk.  The theme is Monochrome…go on oyu know you can do it!!!!

Sister Blog – Stampdelicious

My sister blog is relaunching on 5th January 2015.  This blog features mostly Stampin’ Up! projects and products and includes links to the most up to date online catalogues, 24 hours online shopping and projects both past and present!  You can visit the blog at stampdelicious.com….please leave some love so I know you visited  – thank you xxxx

It’s a bird, its a plane….Its A Box!!!!

Hello again  – how are you doing?   Did you have a lovely St Valentines Day?  I did thank you, I was fortunate enough to receive a lovely heart charm from MB to go on my Links bracelet I was given for Christmas. And a beautiful card……..

So this weekend is a New Challenge over at That Craft Place and the challenge this time is to make a box. So make a box I did! Here is my make….

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I have used a variety of lovely flowers, papers and accessories (leaves, keys, pearls and ribbon) to embellish my box….and the keys act as handles to open the sliding doors….OH YES!!!!IMG_7470 IMG_7475 IMG_7474 IMG_7473

I was really pleased with how this turned out. I dusted the edges with my Tim Holtz Distress ink as well. Everything I have used to make this box is available from That Craft place (Link Here) so why not give Lisa, Lynn and Danny a call and they will help you chose the items you need for your box to join in with the challenge?  And then share it with us here at the blog  (Link Here) and here at the Facebook Natter and Chatter page (Link Here).  We love it when you share your makes with us ……

Until next time – remember to stamp your place in the world! xxx

Love is in the Air…

Oh, yes, Love is definitely in the air and here is another post from me!!!  See how efficient I am? Well, no……………..not really. You know me too well!   This is me using the newly found ‘scheduler’…..so clever as I feel quite sure that when this goes out I will be happily sat in my bed enjoying a lovely cup of Sunday Morning tea!

Back to Love is in the Air – February is the time of love and I confess to not being the most romantic of people – something about being a little long in the tooth and all that although I am partial to the odd touch of romance……just a touch mind! So I always struggle with Valentines day, I get embarrassed with too much luuuurrrrvvvvvve!  But when I saw this image I knew it was the one I wanted to use and you see I couldnt resist a cheeky sentiment as well. Fortunately, MB knows how much he means to me and somewhat resembles the cute ted in this image.

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The die cut frames are Spellbinders and together with the flowers, card stock and Copic pens I have used to colour the image, everything can be bought from That Craft Place! Yep – everything…(Link Here) The image I have used here is a Mo Manning one but did you know that Lisa Horton – owner of That Craft Place has now brought out a range of digi stamps herself? Why not check them out here at her Etsy online shop (Link Here) Ditzie Digi Designs and https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/DitzieDigiDesign…) and choose yourself a unique and fabulous digi image for your next project!

Until next time – remember to stamp your place in the world! xxx

A quick Post (Poste Haste ..perhaps?)

As you know I don’t enter challenges – almost never – and only share my projects on here with you girls but as part of my New Year resolutions I have decided to blow my own trumpet a bit …only a very tiny bit mind!!! I have decided to enter some challenges.  Lots of my crafty pals say “oh, I just won this….”, Or “I got first place at…” and I confess to a little craft envy…so here is my very first one – I am entering this “love” card using the Little Miss Muffet digi stamp and coloured with copics (yeah, you would have guessed that, right?)…. So the card is going to be entered for the Love challenge over at Little Miss Muffet stamps (Link to blog here), (Link to shop here)….

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The papers, flowers, die cutters (Spell Binders), die cut hearts and cheese cloth are all available from That Craft Place and I know that they will be delighted to give you a hand if there is something you are particularly looking for so why not give them a shout? (Link here).

So this is me ‘having a go’ and I shall endeavour to ‘have  a go’ next week too – check back and see what I come up with next time….

Until next time remember to stamp your place in the world!!! xxx

Phew…where did all that time go….

Hello Everyone – And a Happy and Healthy New Year to you!!!!

I cannot believe so much time has passed since I last blogged for you. There is quite a bit to catch up with so I suspect this will be a photo heavy post tonight….

First up – That Craft Place – first challenge for 2014 – Charming – so that means that we make our creation and use a charm somewhere in it….here is my project….Charming

I have had this image for a little while and not been sure how or where to use it – I also had this delightful little charm of the airplane and suddenly I knew exactly what I was going to do with it. You might notice the rolled up zip in amongst the flowers here – had this for a while too and was very afraid it would look heavy but I actually think it has turned out okay!  The image is a Lily of the Valley one and it is coloured with Distress Inks. As always you can get in touch with the gang at That Craft Place who will be delighted to help you with selecting items for your Charming project.  When you have finished why not join our challenge over at That Craft Place blog? We love to see everything you make!

Okay….Next up – I joined Love to Create design team some time ago and frankly, for one reason and another I have not been pulling my weight there – a mixture of time and work and not being well with silly colds that seem to have floored me…so here is a selection of pictures from the recent challenges over there….in no particular order….photo 3wtmk photo 2wtmk

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I hope you liked these – they are all Christmas themed and I know Christmas is over but…..I will continue to make Christmas type cards throughout the year as I found myself short of cards this year (pick a year when that doesnt happen!!!!).

Okay…and finally…As well as the existing two Design Teams I am proud to belong to I have also been invited onto the Cards Galore Encore design Team, so you should start seeing some links appear over the next few days over there on the right, as I start to get myself organised a bit with all that needs to be done. This is a brand new launch for this design team so head on over and take a look!  Unfortunately my first design for this team is not on the blog this time and this is because I was late getting it in – I have been pretty under the weather since 23rd December and managed to get so far behind with my projects that I am just now playing catch up. My apologies to the DT over at Cards Galore and my apologies also to you for my tardiness! New Years Resolution? Buck up,more vitamins, more fresh air, less colds and GET ORGANISED!!!!

Okay to round up – I will be posting much more regularly ie Weekly for Love to Create, fortnightly for That Craft Place and monthly for Cards Galore…you will be getting sick of me!!!  By the way…anywhere you see blue writing you can click on that as it will link you directly to the group mentioned! All the DT’s I am on are also on FaceBook so dont forget to check them all out on there too!!!!

Until Next time…..Remember to stamp your place in the world! xxx

Things with Wings….

So I have been taking a couple of colouring classes with the lovely Clare Rowlands recently – she has been over at a paper place not too far from where I live. I cannot tell you how much it helps to have some show you how to colour properly…I have watched mountains of vids on youtube etc – havent we all? and they are good but the real thing is so much better. So now I am hooked on Copics….which is just as well since That Craft Place now stock them!!!

The challenge this time is “Things with Wings”……I immediately thought…Fairies….and it was very nearly a snow fairy but I thought I would avoid Christmas for a little bit longer, although I know it is on the way…here is my project….IMG_2874wtmk

She is a Mo Manning image, coloured with Copics. I threw in a little frantage, some hand rolled flowers, lots of Memory Box dies, some Joy Dies, some seam binding and a sprinkle of pearls….  here are some close ups….

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Here is a closer picture of the frantage – this is Shabby White….IMG_2878wtmk

And a close up of those hand rolled flowers, it also shows a close up of the colouring – I have used a coloured pencil to add a little depth to the shadows int he folds othe dress here, and if you look closely at the wings you can see how fabulously the Copics pens blend together – here I have used a very soft aqua and a very soft lilac to give the wings some irridescence….

I do hope you like this project – I loved making it to share with you. If you would like to take part in this weeks challenge, head on over to That Craft Place where I know Lisa, Danny and Lynn will be happy to help you chose items for your project….and when you have finished why not share it with us and enter the That Craft Place Challenge over at http://thatcraftplaceblog.blogspot.co.uk/….we look forward to seeing your finished items…..

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Colour Me Creative – ANY913