Monday, 31 March 2014

Sarah Kay

Oh man I am so very late with my post today, this weekend was NOT good.  Enough moaning, here’s my card for this week’s Wild Orchid Challenge, the theme is Bling it up (plenty of that going on here ha!)


I have used the most delicious papers from MicheleR Design – oh man they are simply sublime!  I will post up the link as soon as her Etsy Shop is up and running sometime this week, there are some gorgeous digi kits in there YUM!  So watch this space!  The kit I have used is Basic Vintage, even the little envelope and gorge sentiment is part of the kit


I fancied doing some water colouring, so broke out my new(ish) set of Derwent Inktense pencils that my hubby bought me for my birthday last month.  They are a dream to use, really love them.  If you have been dithering about buying them – get them off Ebay, they are CONSIDERABLY cheaper than online shops, he saved around £50 for the 72 set!!!


And a close up of the bling, not including the lashings of Stickles


Flowers, lace and seam binding are all from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Flowers used are Cottage Rose, Cosmos Daisies, Open Roses in 20mm 15mm and 10mm sizes.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Whimsy Stamps March Release Sneak Peek

Welcome to Day 5 of our March rubber stamp & die release!

Whimsy Stamps are releasing a fabulous selection of new rubber stamps, clear stamps, shapeology dies and papers this month.  Today the Whimsy DT is holding a blog hop to share sneak peeks of some of the brand new Sentiment Sets and Shapeology Dies. The entire new release is now available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store.

We have hidden FOUR prizes of 2 new release rubber stamps somewhere on the DT’s blogs throughout the 5-day release event.  As the location of the prizes are secret, be sure to leave a comment on ALL the stops on each daily blog hop to maximize your chance of winning! We will draw the lucky winners over the weekend and announce them on the Whimsy blog on Monday (March 24th).

For my card today I have used the super cute Mary by Wee Stamps – love this little cutie pie!


And check out the fabulous sentiment I have used from the Mini Chalkboards sentiment set designed by our Simonne!  Now I know I didn’t use the chalkboard colour but I think it looks just as good stamped and embossed on patterned paper.  LOVE this set, it is going to get so much use.


Flowers (cottage rose, lilies, open roses 10mm and 15mm), lace and and seam binding all from Wild Orchid Crafts

Okay, so now you need the links for the rest of the DT girls that are taking part in today’s hop, and they are

Ann-Marie Sinfield
Simonne Clay
Kathy Tanner
Heidy Blom
Shannah Bartle
Jacque Beddingfield
Debbie Eastman

Happy hopping!


Monday, 17 March 2014

Spring Fling

This week’s Wild Orchid Challenge is Spring fling, so I went with spring pastels and also those gorgeous daffodils from Wild Orchid Crafts


Coloured with copic markers and pencils
Skin:  E11, 00, 000, 0000, R20 french gray 50% pencil
Hair: E79, 77, 74, 70, W0, dark sepia pencil
Yellow: YR31, YR30, jasmine pencil
Lilac: V28, 25, 22, 20, parma violet pencil
Leaf: YR31, 30, jasmine; G94, 24, 20, olive green


Lace and flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Flowers used are cottage rose, daffodils, sweetheart blossoms, spiral stamens




Monday, 3 March 2014

Wings and Things

This week at Wild Orchid Challenge it’s all things Wings.  So I dug out this super cute Sympathy Bugs stamp from Whimsy Stamps and also used a metal butterfly for my wings bit.


Coloured with copic markers and pencils
Bugs: E44, 43, 41 40 light umber; E50, W0, W00
Wings: YG63, G20; RV000, RV0000 (wings then coated with Distress Glitter)
Berries: R59,56, 85, C7
Tree and leaves: YG67, 63, G20, earth green yellowish; E59, 57, 50 dark umber


The delish papers are new from Nitwit CollectionsTruly Madly Deeply collection (I used the Bundled Kit).  The sentiment is also from the kit.

And the flowers and seam binding are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I used a Trellis Rose, cosmos daisies, open roses in 10 and 15mm. 


The osteopath that I have been seeing seems to be helping, I can sit for an hour or so without being in agony, so hopefully things are on the up Smile