Just a quick heads up to let you know that Wild Orchid Crafts Spring/Summer Sale starts today. 10% off all products. Only while stocks last, so be quick to get your spring/summer bargain.
Monday, 29 April 2013
Our baby doll Ava came to visit with her daddy yesterday. She was in top form, giggling, smiling and cooing the whole time. She’s 3 months old already. Man! Where does the time go?
She was flirting with her daddy in this one
Gazing at Gramps
Mmmm delish lol
Giggles for daddy
Sunday, 28 April 2013
That delish Pink Paislee paper pack was still sat on my desk begging to be used again, so very pretty. The Silver Colour Butterfly was heat embossed with shabby white embossing powder.
Coloured with markers and pencils with sparklies added
Friday, 26 April 2013
Thursday, 25 April 2013
Oh my goodness, I have been without the internet for a few days and I have been tearing my hair out. I love my iphone, don’t get me wrong but to try and use that exclusively instead of having my computer and wifi – gah! It’s driven me nuts! Still, I’m back online again so will be able to get some stuff posted.
I’m late for the Saturated Canary challenge, but better late than never. This week’s challenge is All things bright and beautiful with the option to follow a colour board, well me being me …. I sort of more or less(ish) followed it haha.
I have used one of the new rubber stamps, this is Fairy Wishes – isn’t she just a doll! And of course coloured with the usual copics and pencils. Oh and a touch of Glamour Dust for a bit of added bling.
Tuesday, 23 April 2013
Happy Tuesday to everyone!! This week is the new release at Whimsy Stamps and today is the Sneak Peek Blog Hop Day. Things are a little different this month since we will be showcasing the new release products for three days rather than for an entire week. Wednesday will be the Release Day Blog Hop and Thursday will be the Review Day Blog Hop. All of the new products will be available for you in the Whimsy Stamps shop tomorrow (Wednesday).
There will be a prize of TWO new release stamps for each of the blog hops for some lucky commenter. Each hop will last for 24 hours so be sure to leave a comment on each of the blogs listed on the Whimsy Inspiration Blog for each of the days. The prize locations are secret so hop along and enjoy seeing all of the creations made with the new Whimsy products. Winners will be announced on the Whimsy Inspiration Blog on Friday.
To have a SNEAK PEEK at today's creations using the new Whimsy products, please click on the links below.....
Amanda Reed - Guest Designer
Monday, 22 April 2013
It’s Wild Orchid Challenge day and this time we have to use Twine (I LOVE nice and easy challenges!!). I dug out my Sugar Nellies and ended up spending ages deciding which one to use, and I now have a pile of rubber on my desk shouting to be used as a result haha.
This is Hazel and Nutty. Love these stamps, and wish Sugar Nellie would bring out more. They are so quick and easy to colour and are just so super cute too.
I have used the new Forever Friends Kraft Notes paper pad – you will see a lot of this on my blog in the coming weeks, it’s flipping gorgeous!!
Coloured with the usual copics and pencils, with Glamour Dust added to the wings for a bit o’ bling.
Back tomorrow with a card for the New Whimsy Stamps release. In fact …. don’t keel over with shock ….. I have FIVE cards to post this week. My poor Kindle is feeling VERY neglected haha.
Sunday, 21 April 2013
Friday, 19 April 2013
Wednesday, 17 April 2013
Yep, a card at last! I have been so ill, and still am but I figure if I don’t get myself motivated I will still be sat here feeling sorry for myself next week! So I managed to talk myself into getting creative this afternoon, and here’s a Sarah Kay card for my efforts.
The card is in my Etsy Shop
Monday, 15 April 2013
Apologies I have been MIA, I have had this flu and man! I don’t think I have ever felt this poorly. I didn’t even turn the computer on over the weekend, now that’s a first!
So I need to announce the winner of the £10 Wild Orchid Crafts voucher, and that’s you
Rene from Oz
Congratulations, please email me to claim your prize. Please put WOC£10 in the subject line
Friday, 12 April 2013
Thursday, 11 April 2013
Man I love Thursdays, it’s Saturated Canary Challenge day! This week it’s Anything Goes, and as per I was running late with my cards but had the card already made up from a while back so just had to colour up Easter Dress (yes I’m weeks behind with Easter cards too haha)
The usual copics and pencils were used to colour her up.
The berries are from The Ribbon Girl
Tuesday, 9 April 2013
As promised here’s the new goodies candy from Wild Orchid Crafts. Aren’t those new colours just delish? All these and more are now in stock (and there are some fab offers on at the mo too) so pop across to the website
The candy will run till Thursday and I will draw a winner then. Entry is open to all and I will post worldwide, as always.
Monday, 8 April 2013
I dug my Sarah Kay stamps out again on the weekend and had a play. When I first saw the theme for this week’s Wild Orchid Challenge I balked. These are so not my colours (well they weren’t …) BUT I love how this card turned out. Purple and Green together are sublime! Thanks Mindy
The stamp is Picnic of Daisies, I just adore the innocence Sarah Kay manages to capture. She has been coloured with Copics and pencils
Skin: E11, 00, 000, 0000, R30
Purple: V99, 95, 93, 91 and dark purple pencil
Green: BG99, 96, 93, 90 and Paynes Grey pencil
Basket: E44, 42, 40 and light umber pencil
Grass: BG96, YG63, 61, G20
The flowers used are all from Wild Orchid Crafts and are Cottage roses, cherry blossoms, 15mm roses, 10mm roses, and have tucked some white stamens in amongst the flowers. The colours are Walnut (purple) and Moss Green). I have used a ~Cheery Lynn Bird Cage die (and heat embossed with Frantage embossing powder). The lace is one of the new products in stock at Wild Orchid Crafts. They have also had massive restocks of all colours of flowers with lots more expected (including more new goodies!!!) The border die is by Whimsy Stamps Lace Doily 1 border die
A peek at the inside
I’ve popped this card in my Etsy shop
Sunday, 7 April 2013
Just a quick heads up for Wild Orchid Crafts fans ….. the new mixed colour Wild Roses and Chrysanthemums are now in stock, and they have also updated the website with lots of back in stock products. I am anxiously waiting for a parcel to arrive next week and in there is a taster give away, so keep your eyes peeled!
And now for this week’s candy winner – that’s you
#13 Wicked Witch
Congratulations, please email me your address so I can post your prize off to you. Please put Candy0504 in the subject line
Friday, 5 April 2013
Thursday, 4 April 2013
The papers are those gorge Bildmalarna Wild Flowers again, lazy me hadn’t put them away after the last card I made (plus I LOVE these colours together). The stamp was coloured with copics and pencils and I remembered to make a note of the colours used:
Skin: E11, 00, 000, 0000, R20, R30
Hair: E29, 25, 23
Apron/Shoes: E43, 42, 41, 40 french grey 50%
Dress/Hat: R59, 56, 85, 83, 81, burnt carmine
Doggie: C7, 5, 3, 1, 0, 00 black
Key: YR24, 11
Shadowing: Muted turquoise, cool grey 50%
Some of the new goodies in stock at Wild Orchid Crafts had to go on the card
I’ve popped this card in my Etsy Shop