Saturday, 30 April 2011

Simon Says Stamp Saturday Surprise

Well, did you all enjoy the wedding?  I loved every minute!  The stuff dreams are made of :)
This week the lovely people from Simon Says Stamp have provided Tilda on Promenade as the prize for me to give away.
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It’s the usual drill, please leave your name in the Inlinkz below, please do not enter by leaving a comment as I do the draw from the Inlinkz entries only.  You should now be able to enter without a URL if you don’t have a blog, just leave out the URL box.  The candy closes on Sunday evening.

Friday, 29 April 2011

Just Magnolia and hAnglar & sTanglar challenge

A rushed post from me today, my hubby is going to paint my craft room whilst I sit and watch the wedding (some of us really live the high life lol).  It’s  Just Magnolia and hAnglar & sTanglar challenge time and this week the challenge is Buttons, Bows and Bling.

We have two sponsors this week – The Ribbon Girl and The Cutting Cafe' so double the chance to win a prize.

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I have used one of the stamps from the hAnglar & sTanglar Sailor Kids kit.  Not very sailorish colours but this was the first paper I grabbed off the pile that I still have not put away (best go get that done now before it’s all covered it paint).

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The Copic colours I used are:
Skin: E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
Hair: E29, E25, E23, E50
Clothes: E43, E41, E40, R24, R22, R20, R30 and black prismacolor pencil

Card Recipe:
Stamps: hAnglar & sTanglar Sailor Kids kit, sentiment from The Cutting Cafe' One Spring Day
Paper: Magnolia
Tools: Stampin Up Slot Punch, Crealies Border 14 die
Embellishments: Silk Ribbon from The Ribbon Girl, Flowers and pearl stamens from Wild Orchid CraftsTrellis Rose, 20mm roses, 15mm roses, 10mm roses, cherry blossoms

Enjoy your weekend

hugs

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Thursday, 28 April 2011

Wild Orchid Crafts Blog Hop and Lili of the Valley Challenge

It’s Lili of the Valley Challenge day today and this week the challenge is “Love is in the Air” which works so perfect with the new Wild Orchid Crafts' Classic Colour Range of Mulberry Paper Roses.  It's an all new colour range and is a mixture of Vintage and soft faded colours, my very favourites!

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I went with vintagey colours to show off these gorgeous gorgeous new colours.  A light spritz of Old Lace Glimmer Mist was all they needed.

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There are prizes of the new roses dotted along the way of the hop and a grand prize at the end of the hop on the Wild Orchid Crafts Blog so be sure to stop in at all the DT’s blogs to be in with a chance of winning one of 5 prizes!!    The hop will run from midday UK time Thursday 28th April till midday Saturday 30th April and we will draw a winner on Saturday night.   The next stop on the hop is Dawny P. 

Have fun!

Recipe:
Stamps: Lili of the Valley Together Forever
Papers: MME Lost & Found
Embellishments: Trellis Roses, 20mm roses, 15mm roses, 10mm roses, pearls.
Tools: Crealies Border Die No 12, Magnolia Doo Hickey Swirl

 

hugs

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Wednesday, 27 April 2011

hAnglar & sTanglar Sailor Kids

Our Wild Orchid Crafts blog hop has been put back until tomorrow so I thought I would share another card made with those stunning new flowers and colours.   The only problem with these new colours is that it now takes me even longer to make a card because I can’t decide which colours to use lol … I want to use them ALL!

Nitwit Collections also have new stuff out – Promises Collection.  Love the soft aqua and lilac with a touch of blue in there, so pretty! 

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I have used one of my new hAnglar & sTanglar stamps from the Sailor Kids kit.  Being able to buy the stamps from their website is just brilliant, and the service is fantastic too.  Three days from date of order till I have these little cuties in my little mitts, love it.  I am going to enter this card in the Lovely hAnglar Only challenge which is your favourite stamp – I love them all so this wasn’t difficult lol

She has been coloured with the usual Copics and Prismacolor pencils
Skin: E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
Hair:  E53, E51, E50, dark umber and light umber pencil
Pinks: R85, R83, R81 and black pencil
Aquas: BG13, BG11, BG10 and black pencil

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And now the total deliciousness of the new flowers.  OMW the pink is just sublime!

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Instead of using another layer of paper I thought I would die-cut one of the Marianne D butterfly dies, I inked the edges with Broken China distress ink then added some Starlight Stickles.

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Card Recipe:
Stamps: hAnglar & sTanglar Sailor Kids kit, MFT Die-Namics Polka Dot Die and Greeting set (sentiment)
Papers:  Nitwit Collections Promises Collection
Embellies: Marianne D Butterfly Style 1 from Dies to Die For,  new Trellis Rose, 20mm roses, 15mm roses, 10mm roses, sweetheart blossoms, pearl stamens, lace and seam binding from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I just want to say thank you so much to all the lovely ladies that have sent cards, emailed and phoned to wish me a speedy recover, you really are the most amazing people xxx. 

hugs

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Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Spring Bringer – Wee Stamps

Oh I just can’t help myself when it comes to Wee Stamps, I had bought some a couple of weeks ago and had to go and buy the rest.  And I will be hounding the website daily for new releases lol.

This little poppet is called Spring Bringer, loving the outfit!

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She has been coloured with the usual Copics and Prismacolor pencils.

Hair: E53, E551, E53 and light umber pencil
Skin: E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
Blues: B00, B000, B0000 and cool grey 70 pencil
Greens: G21, G40, G20 and cool grey 70 pencilwee-spring-1

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Wee Stamps Spring Bringer, Autumn Leaves Ticketed sentiment
Paper: First Edition Up Up and Away pad
Embellies: Wild Orchid Crafts seam binding, classic sweet rose, Sweetheart Blossoms, cherry blossoms, gypsophila
Cluny Lace from The Ribbon Girl

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Candy winners

Sorry this is so late, I went for a lie down earlier and just woke up now, guess that’s not much sleep for me tonight then lol.

The winner of the Simon Says Stamp Saturday Surprise candy - Tilda with Rose is

Sigal P

The winner of the new Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts is

Natalie (NGCards)

Congratulations ladies, please email me to claim your prizes (put the name of the candy in the subject line please)

Monday, 25 April 2011

Wild Orchid Challenge

This week's Wild Orchid Challenge is White + 2 with a twist, roses must feature on your project.  Now that wasn’t difficult at all, I love my roses as you all know.

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I dug out some Tilda papers – Frosted Bluegreen and went with the White/Aqua/Taupe colour combo. I think I got a bit carried away when distressing the seam binding, a bit too grungy for me lol.

The flowers used are all from Wild Orchid CraftsTrellis rose, 25mm tea rose, 20mm roses, 10mm roses.  They are all the new colours that will be released on Wednesday so don’t forget to check back for the hop.  The lace, filigree corner and pearls are also from Wild Orchid Crafts

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A close up of Pom-Pom from Lili of the Valley (still think she’s the most cutest lil fairy ever!!)

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I coloured her with Copics and Prismacolor pencils:
Hair: E53, E51, E50 and light umber pencil
Skin: E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
Jumper: E42, E41, E40 and warm grey 70% pencil
Skirt: BG11, BG10, BG70, 0 and Jade Green/ black pencil
Grass: YG63, YG61, G20 and olive pencil
Shadow around her:  BG000, BG0000

I am scheduling the post and it’s really late so will post the winner of the Simon Says Stamp candy later today.

hugs

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Sunday, 24 April 2011

Sarah Kay and a lil bit of candy

This week (Wednesday) sees the launch of the most gorgeous vintagey colour roses and trellis roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, soooo we are going to have our first blog hop.  There will be prizes along the way and a grand prize and what a prize it is.  WOC are so generous with their prizes and this one is no exception, so don’t forget to check on Wednesday for some total yumminess up for grabs!  There is some taster candy at the bottom of this post for you :)

So today I have used some of the new colour roses and trellis roses on my card.  I have used an old Sarah Kay image (by request from a lovely lady – hope you like it hun).  

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Don’t those new colours just look totally sublime with the Melissa Frances 5th Avenue papers?  Mmmm so pretty.  I used an X-Cut border die, love the embossing detail on it.

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I distressed some seam binding and popped one of the new roses in the centre of the bow.  Out came the pearl bling too.

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I am totally in love with these trellis roses, they give such fab dimension to the card

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The image as been coloured with Copics and Prismacolor pencils
Hair:  E27, E23, E50 and Dark Umber pencil
Skin: E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
Puppy:  C7, C5, C3, C00 and plack pencil
Dress & Shoes:  RV32, RV11, RV000, RV0000 and Rsoe pale, Tuscan Red and Black encils
Blouse:  YR31, YR30 and Jasmine pencil

I’ve had lots of emails asking where to get the pencils from and if you can buy them individually.  Yes you can, I buy mine from 1buy1pencil

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Card Recipe:
Stamp: Sarah Kay Fanny’s Cuddle, Stempelglede grunge corner
Paper: Melissa Frances 5th Avenue Pad
Embellies: All from Wild Orchid Crafts – Trellis Roses, 20mm roses, 15mm roses, 10mm roses, gypsophila, seam binding, lace, Pearl Swirl, Pearl Spray 

And if you’re still with me good on you lol.  Here’s a bit of taster candy for you with all the new flowers that will be on sales on Wednesday.  If you want to be in the draw leave a comment and I will draw a winner tomorrow.  Candy winner has now been drawn
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Enjoy the rest of your weekend
hugs
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Saturday, 23 April 2011

Simon Says Stamp Saturday Surprise

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This week the lovely people from Simon Says Stamp have provided Tilda with Rose for me to give away.

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It’s the usual drill, please leave your name in the Inlinkz below, please do not enter by leaving a comment as I do the draw from the Inlinkz entries.  You should now be able to enter without a URL if you don’t have a blog .  The candy closes on Sunday evening.

Friday, 22 April 2011

Just Magnolia and hAnglar & sTanglar challenge

Although it’s a bank holiday weekend we thought we would still run with the weekly Just Magnolia and hAnglar & sTanglar challenge and this week we have an awesome sketch by the uber talented Dena.  Thanks sweets, loved working with it, just my kind of sketch :)

My delivery of new Bo Bunny goodies arrived yesterday from Charmed Cards and Crafts and I just had to use the new stash.  OMW the new Gabrielle and Timepiece collections are just sublime (links at the bottom of the post).  And this time I have the trinkets to go with the papers, they are just fab!  I went a bit overboard with them on my card today but couldn’t stop lol.  Just peeking out at the top and bottom of the card is the starburst border that was punched with my new Martha Stewart punch set that was on HSN a couple of weeks back as a TSV (is that what it is called in the US?) and was so kindly sent to me by my little angel that lives across the pond.  This lady spoils me rotten, thanks sweetie xxxxx

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The cameo and bronze butterfly are from the Gabrielle Trinkets.  I am def going to be using these lots – they make a special card just that bit extra special I think.  A close up of that gorge cameo.  Love it!


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Tilda has been coloured with Copics and Prismacolor Pencils:
Hair: E25, E23, E50
Skin: E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
Dress, butterflies, shoes: BG3, BG1, BG0, 0
Shading around Tilda: E000, E0000, 0
Ground shadow: W5, W2, W1

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A close up of the white baby’s breath flowers after I had pulled them to bits (as I do!).   I snipped the wire off the end, pulled the pearl stamens out so I could squish the flower up to fit in under the roses then used the waste pearl stamens in the arrangement. 

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I will list this card later in my eBay shop.

Whatever your plans I hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend and a happy and peaceful Easter.
hugs
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Thursday, 21 April 2011

Lili of the Valley challenge

Whoops I very nearly didn’t get this card done, I spent quite a bit of time in bed yesterday and as per had left it till the last minute.  Thank goodness for these Scallop Concertina cards from Which Crafts (link at the bottom of the post).  They are just fab and make quick cards a total doddle!

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Sorry the pics are so bright, I had to take these late last night using the light box (hate that wretched thing).  Not much to say on this card except I used my favourite image from the last Lili of the Valley release – Spring Swing.  I just totally love this little bunny.  I coloured the little daisies on the ssentiment and popped a little rhinestone in the centres.

An angle shot so you can hopefully see how brilliant these pre-scored cards are.

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Card Recipe:
Pre-Cut and scored  Scallop Concertina card from Which Craft
Stamps: Spring Swing and Clear Additions Happy Circular Sentiments sheet
Paper from my box of scraps.
Embellies: Daffodils, Sweetheart Blossoms and rhinestones from Wild Orchid Crafts

That’s it from me today.  Ooh I’ve just noticed that my lil old blog has passed 3600 lovely followers!!  Hmm some candy is needed methinks.  I will pop some on later tonight or tomorrow :)  Fancy any of those delish new Trellis Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts???  I will have a root round later as my order arrived yesterday and I always order more than I need – can’t help myself, it’s that trigger finger on the mouse rofl.

hugs

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Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Sweet Blossom

A very sweet lady in the US sent me a surprise package and in there was a gorgeous Melissa Frances 5th Avenue pad.  Thank you lovely lady xxx.  I love the soft shabby chic look to these papers.  I bought a few of these Wee stamps a while back then forgot all about them,  I don’t think I will forget about them again, they are absolutely adorable!
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The image has been coloured with Copics and pencils
Hair:  E33, E53, E51, E50 and light umber pencil
Skin:  E21, E00, E000, R20
Clothes & flowers:  RV32, RV000, RV0000, YR32, YR30, 0 and black pencil
Teddy: E33, E31, E30 and black pencil
Foilage: YG63, YG61, G20
Shadow: B000, B0000, 0
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Some new flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts – loving the new colours of Trellis Roses and Sweetheart Blossoms.
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Card Recipe:
Stamps: Sweet Blossom digi stamp from Wee Stamps, Tag and sentiment from Lili of the Valley
Paper: Melissa Frances 5th Avenue
Embellies: FrTrellis rose, 20mm roses, 10mm roses, 8mm semi open roses, sweetheart blossoms, doilies, seam bindingSay it with pearls and roses, pearl stamens; Cluny Lace
I’ll list this card in my eBay shop later today
hugs
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Tuesday, 19 April 2011

When you wish upon a star – Teddy Bo

Another late posting, and another doctors appointment – I am so fed up of doctors and hospital visits as I’m normally as healthy as an ox so this is driving me nuts.  At last they have got all the results back and whilst they are not good and have left me a bit shaken up this morning at least now I know where I am going from here .  Enough feeling sorry for yourself Bev, get on with today’s posting. 

I did another Teddy Bo card for today, using browns and blues and a bit of inking and distressing.

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The glitter on the wings and star is not showing up too good, the light was not very good this morning

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Loads of gorgeous Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and seam binding and a hand made button for the bow.  The “leaves” in the flower spray are actually a chopped up snowflake (Magnolia Doo Hickey) as I wanted something quite feathery with the leaves being die cut in brown card.

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Card Recipe
Stamps:  Teddy Bo digi stamp When you wish upon a star and Hero Arts ticket sentiment
Papers: Prima Jack and Jill
Embellies:  Wild Orchid Crafts seam binding, 40mm tea rose, 20mm roses, 10mm roses, poppies
Tools: Spellbinders Shapeabilities Fleur de Lis die border, rectangle nesties and sewing machine
Colouring medium: Copics – Bear E33, E31, E30; Blues B95, B93, B91; Browns E79, E77, E74, E70; Shadows C1, C0, C00, W7, W5, W3, W1; Black and Burnt Ochre Prismacolor pencils

 

This card will be on eBay later tonight.

Just to let you know Charmed Cards and Crafts has the new Fancy Pants Beach Babe and Beach Bum ranges in

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and also all the new Spellbinders Dies including the ribbon banner die that I have been struggling for ages to get.

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hugs

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Monday, 18 April 2011

Precious Moments

A late post from me today, but better late than never :) 

I dug out one of the older Sarah Kay images – Precious Moments – for my card today.  I’m doing good with using older stamps for a change, it’s lovely to resurrect stuff you forgot you had.

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The image has been coloured with Copics and a black Prisma Pencil
Hat: E43, E42, E41, E40
Hair: R29, R23 (new colour but you could use E51)
Skin: E21, E00, E000, R20
Dungarees: BG75, BG72, Bg70 (new colour but you could use BG10)
Jumper: RV32, RV000, RV0000
Chicks: Y32, Y00

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A close up of the gorge flowers

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And a peek of the inside

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Card recipe

Stamp: Precious Moments from Stampavie
Papers K&Co Charlotte
Embellies:  All from Wild Orchid Craftsclassic sweet rose, 25mm wild rose, 20mm roses, 15mm roses, 10mm roses, doilies, pearls, seam binding
Tools:  Quickutz Hinge die, Nestibilities Labels 18, sewing machine

This card will be on eBay later this evening

hugs

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