Thursday, 27 June 2013

Dreams and wishes

Get me, I made a card!  The new Sugar Nellie kit landed on my door mat a few days ago and yesterday was the first day I felt up to inking up one of these sweeties.  I also had a play with one of the new butterfly border dies from Noor! Design, isn’t it scrumptious??

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A close up of Dreams and Wishes – so pretty

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The papers are Bildmalarna from Dies to Die For.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid CraftsCottage Rose, 25mm wild rose, cosmos daisy, 20mm rose, 15mm roses.  And I added some pearls to finish it all off.

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And a quick update for all those asking, I have received so many emails, phone calls and texts – thank you.  I am now officially booked off work as I am unable to drive till the dizziness is under control.  I’ve had a battery of tests and hope to start getting results of those through tomorrow when I visit the doctor again.  The side effects from one of the drugs are particularly nasty so I am struggling to cope with those as well as everything else but onwards and upwards – hopefully I will start seeing some light at the end of the tunnel soon.  Smile

hugs

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Monday, 24 June 2013

Weekly candy winner

This week’s candy winner is

Sue bearhouse

Congratulations Sue, please email me to claim your £10 Wild Orchid Crafts Voucher.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Wee Sparkle

I managed to get a card done (it only took me 3 days lol).  Man I am struggling with these migraines, they are SO bad and now I have MAV (migraine associated vertigo) so can honestly say I am dizzy.  It’s just awful – I really don’t know what to do with myself.  The doctor booked me off work but I refused (being a hero lol) but now the MAV has kicked in I don’t think I will be able to drive so it looks like I will have to give in – not a happy bunny, I don’t like being off work (scared I’m gonna miss something haha).

Anyhoo, enough moaning and groaning, here’s the card that ended up being a marathon!  The stamp is from the newest Whimsy Stamps release and is called Wee Sparkle, isn’t she just the cutest??  The sentiment is from the Whimsy Friendship Notables 2 set.


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I tried a new colour combo for the hair this time – YR24, E53, E51, YR30, and quite like how it turned out.

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The papers are Pion Design (love these).  The lace and flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, as is the butterfly metal embellishment.  Oh and I used that delish Top Stitching Thread from the Ribbon Girl again – love this stuff.

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I’ve popped this card and another in my Etsy shop

hugs

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Friday, 21 June 2013

Weekly Candy

This week’s candy is a £10 voucher from the best flower shop – Wild Orchid Crafts!

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Thursday, 20 June 2013

Saturated Canary Grow

The image I have used for this week’s Saturated Canary Challenge is Grow.  The challenge is Summer Fruits, so I went with the fruity Websters Pages papers and also the little strawberry embellishment.

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A closer look at the sweet image, coloured with markers and pencils

E11, 00, 000, 0000, R20; E29, 25, 23, 50, dark umber; BG72, 70 muted turquoise; R37, 24, 32, Tuscan red; E43, 41, 40, french grey 50%

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The flowers and pearls are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I used 40mm wild rose, 20mm roses, 15mm roses, chrysanthemum

I also used the Top Stitching Thread from The Ribbon Girl, man this stuff is the BIZZ!  Love it!!

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Whimsy Sneak Peek

Hello and welcome to the Whimsy Stamps June Release Sneak Peak Blog Hop!
Today the Whimsy DT and our June Special Guest, Gina, are kicking off our June release by sharing sneak peeks of some of the brand new Wee Stamps, Kenny K and Momas Collection stamps that will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store TOMORROW! For those of you who are new to Whimsy Stamps, we hold a 3-day new release event each month: a Sneak Peek Blog Hop on the day before the release (today), a Release Day Blog Hop on release day (tomorrow), and finally a Review Day Blog Hop the day after the release.  Each blog hop has a prize of 2 new release stamps hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw! To be entered into today's blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow. All winners will be announced on the Whimsy blog on Friday. To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below...
Don’t forget to stop by the Whimsy blog again tomorrow for the full reveal of our brand new release and to take part in our New Release Blog Hop!
And now to my card, it’s one of the new Wee Stamps – Wee One, too stinkin’ cute for words!!
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Thanks so much for stopping by and happy hopping!

Monday, 17 June 2013

Brads and Pins

I’m still in the vintage mode, and had to use this gorgeous new stamp from Noor! Design called Old Letter Lilies.  I don’t have a link for it yet for the UK but will update this post when I do.

Today’s card is for the Wild Orchid Challenge, and it’s a nice and easy one – use brads and pins.  Other products from WOC are chrysanthemum, lilies, 15mm roses, 20mm roses, stamens and lace.

I went a bit crazy with the Frantage powder, man I love this stuff.  The paper is Bildmalarna, so pretty.

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I will be back tomorrow afternoon with a sneak peek from the new Whimsy Stamps release, loving it … just loving it!

hugs

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Sunday, 16 June 2013

Candy Winner

This week’s winner is

Fiona L

Congratulations Fiona, please email me with your address so I can post your prize off to you.  Please put WC14/6 in the subject line

In the pink!

The migraine held off yesterday so I managed to get a few cards done.  This month’s Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge is Pink.  And I love my pink lol.

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I had such fun with the resin products … resin Dahlia flatback embellishments, Resin Cameo Frame.  I spray painted them with a flat white undercoat a couple of times then rubbed a bit of Walnut Stain ink over the raised parts.  I have also used ruffle edge sheer ribbon in pink (tied the double bow in 10 seconds flat using my mini Bowdabra) and white fan pattern lace.  And did you spot those yum Stephanotis flowers (complete with the bling in the centre!!)

The papers and vintage angel image are by Inkido.  I just adore that La-La Land Filigree Corner die, so pretty.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts – I used small gardenia, 15mm roses, 20mm roses and stamens.

hugs

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Friday, 14 June 2013

Weekly candy

This week’s candy is a set of Marianne Design collectables stamps and dies set.  As always entry closes on Sunday night and is open to all.  I will post worldwide.

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Thursday, 13 June 2013

Playing with pencils

Sorry I have been MIA so much, I am really struggling with cluster migraines so not been in the mood to do much.  I have been on so many different tablets to try and get them under control I don’t know whether I am coming or going. 

However I found this card that I made last year that is okay to post now.  I coloured the image up with Prismacolor and Polychromo pencils, not a Copic in sight.  I really must get them out more often.  The stamp is by Stampendous, I just love that lil’ birdie.

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Monday, 10 June 2013

WOC Voucher winner

This week’s Wild Orchid Crafts £10 voucher winner is

#132 Nena

Congratulations Nena, please email me to claim your prize.  Please put WOC£10 in the subject line.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Kraft and pencils

I had such fun colouring up this Old Letter Rose stamp  by Noor! Design.  I thought I would try this on Kraft card and use pencils to colour it up.  I love the result!

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I used a ton of pencils, too many to try and list.  If I thought the colour would work …. on it went lol.  I started with white and worked up to a deep red/orange then worked back down to white again.  (Same for the leaves, starting with white and working up to deep green then black then back down to white again).

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The metal corner and the antique gold butterfly embellishment got a dose of Frantage embossing powder in shabby white (love this stuff!)

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The paper is Prima Botanicals.  The lace is from Wild Orchid Crafts as are the cherry blossoms and 15mm roses.

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I have put this card plus a few others in my Etsy Shop

hugs

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Friday, 7 June 2013

Weekly candy

This week’s candy is a voucher from those lovely peeps Wild Orchid Crafts.  Entry closes on Sunday evening and is open to all

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Thursday, 6 June 2013

Show us your Lovely!

That’s this week’s challenge at Saturated Canary challenge – and all the DT have used the gorgeous Saturated Canary image Lovely.  And I loved colouring her – isn’t she just gorgeous!

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I have used old papers that have been in my stash forever, I think they are Karen Neuberg.  I added some Flourish with a Bling to the corner of the card, this little Lovely lady sure does bling haha.  The gorgeous open weave ribbon and 15mm crystal diamante embellishment are from the Ribbon Girl.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts – I used trellis rose, 20mm roses, 15mm roses and 10mm roses and added in some stamens instead of leaves.

hugs

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Tuesday, 4 June 2013

More sale news

Crafty Sentiments are having a special on through June so if you fancy some free stamps pop across to their website and check it out.

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Monday, 3 June 2013

Sugar Nellie

I really do love the older Sugar Nellie stamps and Daisy has to be my all time favourite which I have used for this week’s Wild Orchid Challenge which is Lots of Layers.

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Lots of layers, not only the papers (which are those gorgeous Pion Design Vintage Garden), I have also layered up some of the flowers using flat hydrangea blooms, and also the pearl flower embellishments by adhering 10mm flat backed pearls on to Decorative metal bead caps and also the punched butterfly.  The lace and flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, I used 40mm trellis rose, 25mm wild rose, 15mm roses, 20mm rose, Chrysanthemum and stamens.

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You can see the hydrangea bloom better on the inside

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A closer look at Daisy, coloured with markers and pencils.  Blues B97, 95, 93, 91, prussian blue pencil; Greens G46, 43, 40, 20, earth green yellowish pencil, Hair E35, 53, 51, 50; skin E11, 00, 000, 0000, R20

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And the cute little metal sentiment – found this in my stash when I was clearing out last weekend.  Love cute finds like this Smile

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I will put this in my Etsy shop later this week (have a few more to finish up first)

hugs

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Sunday, 2 June 2013

Winners!

Lots of winners tonight – first up is the 6 winners of the tickets for the Stampmagic show next Sunday.  And they are

#33 Deborah A
#1 Jen
#27 Nannapat
#13 Moonbeamsnanna
#8 Paperdaisies
#20 Penni

Congratulations ladies, please email me quoting STAMPMAGIC in the subject line so I can arrange to have your tickets sorted for you

And the winner of the weekly candy is

#37 DaisyDuke

Congratulations Daisy, please email me with your address – please put WC31/05 in the subject line

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Tickets to Stamp Magic give away!!

I have another give away but this one is for the local girls. Which Craft UK are having their StampMagic craft show at The Dome, Doncaster on Sunday, 9th June.  It is (in my opinion) one of the nicest ones on the show circuit, so if you will be in the area or are prepared to travel then please enter via the linky below to be in the draw for one of the 6 pairs of tickets

The tickets will be left at the show entrance for the winners to claim.  If you are NOT local or NOT prepared to travel please DON’T enter this give away

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