Monday, September 15, 2014

Baby Shower

Time for a new challenge at All Dressed Up and the theme for this one is 'Your Favourite Colour'.  Easy Peasy, right?  My favourite colour has always been blue so this wasn't a hard theme to follow.
This cutie little image is My Baby Shower and I've been wanting to do a project with it since it was released so today is the day.  I have finally had a moderate bit of success with my Silhouette cutting machine.  I've had it since February and it's been making my hair turn gray.  ... grayer is what I should be saying.  Anyway, I am slowly trying to figure this thing out and I do love how it does the offsetting though.
This was also a perfect card to use my new MFT Die-namics Blueprints 14 die.  It was a pricey little set but I love it.  All the different shapes, scallops, tags, leaves, flower.  I think there are 14 pieces so well worth the money.
Be sure to stop by our Facebook Group to share your All Dressed Up creations & chat to fellow crafters.  Also keep an eye out for more inspiration from the rest of The Dressy Girls throughout the month.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Supplies:
Image:  All Dressed Up My Baby Shower
Sentiment:  Papertrey Ink Mixed Messages
Dies:  My Favorite Things Die-Namics Blueprints 14
Papers:  Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics

Little Panda

It's time for a new challenge at 2 Cute Ink Challenge Blog and the theme for this one is Fall Colors.  I've used the Baby Panda image which I think is so cute.  Fall colours... hmmm... not really colours I normally go for but I love them when I see them on other people's projects.  And no leaf die... what's up with that?  I have many, many dies but no leaves so I took my Sizzix Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia die and improvised.  Those poinsettia petals look a lot like leaves so a couple little snips and a few vein lines with the Copic multi-liner and my leaf problem is solved.
Be sure to head on over the the 2 Cute Ink Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the design team has come up with, check out the 2 Cute Ink Shop and then go take a peek at the Facebook Fan Page.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great September!
Supplies:
Image:  2 Cute Ink Baby Panda
Dies:  Memory Box Large Circle Burst, Sizzix Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Christmas Critters

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are doing well, getting back into the routine now the kids are back in school and of course, getting some crafting done.  Hard to believe we are already into the second week of September... time is flying by!
We have a new challenge over at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and this month the theme is Christmas Critters.  It's a great theme and gave me a chance to pull out some of my Lili of the Valley stamps again and horrors... some of them have no ink residue on them!  After today, there's one less because I snagged the Christmas Bunnies image.  Love those two little rabbits in that stocking.
Our sponsor is The Hobby House and they are generously donating a £10 voucher for the winner to spend in the shop.
http://www.thehobbyhouse.co.uk/
Make sure you head on over to Christmas at Sweet Stampin', check out what the rest of my teamies created with these images and then get busy making your creation to enter into the fun.  The only rule to enter the challenge is that you follow the theme and with Christmas coming and us getting into holiday card mode, it's an easy challenge to enter.
Supplies:
Copics:  Sock R39, R37, R35, R32;  Bunnies E37, E35, E33, E31.  I had no red brads so I took a pearl brad and used R59 to colour it.
Image - Lili of the Valley Christmas Bunnies - Stocking
Sentiment - Lili of the Valley Christmas Grunge Messages
Paper - My Mind's Eye All is Bright
Misc - Frantage, pearls from the stash, Stardust Stickles

Monday, September 8, 2014

Gift Wrapped

I hope the beginning of fall sees you well and hopefully you had a great summer.  It seems like once September 1st hits, it's like someone flipped a switch... the days are so much shorter and the air has a lovely crisp, cool feel to it.
I recently headed on over to the Funky Kits site and took a good long browse through their new images and found this cute little pup which is called Gift Wrapped.  I thought it was so cute and would work for so many different occasions.  It also gave me a chance to use the new Spellbinder Borderabilities die I found in a shop.  Pricey little thing but a fabulous die and there's 7 different edges.  Wish I could say this one image is all I purchased but no... I got a few.  I always go with my own private mission statement... if one is good, then more is better!  hahahha... works for me!
I also discovered The Sugar Bowl challenge is starting up again and looking for some new DT members so I thought I would give it a try because Sugar Nellie has always been on my design team bucket list.  There's some fabulous projects entered into the mix so you should go check that out too.
http://sugarbowlblog.blogspot.ca/

Once again, I have used the Create with TLC sentiment Love Hugs Kiss which is one from the Just Be Happy set.  Love this sentiment!
Copics:
Fur - E37, E35, E33, E31
Gift - V25, V20, V000, RV10, RV21, RV23
Supplies:
Digi Stamp - Funky Kit's  Gift Wrapped
Sentiment - Create With TLC - Just Be Happy 
Die - Spellbinder's Borderabilities
Challenges:
Sugar Bowl - DT call
My Mum's Craft Shop - Dies or Punches
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Glitter n' Sparkle - Use a digi
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Christmas Reindeer

It is launch time at All Dressed Up, and we have four fantastic images for you for this months launch so be sure to head on over to the Shop and check them out.
For my I've have used the new and very cute Christmas Reindeer.
To be honest, I am not happy with this card at all but I've left it too late and completely run out of time and am unable to do another.  Anything that could go wrong with this project did... I couldn't get my Silhouette to work so it had to be cut by hand.  Spent an hour looking for my scissor and never could find it so I had to use the big old clunkers.  Then the snow shading... that awful 'X'... wasn't paying attention when I sponged in my colour and thought I had disguised it enough but it shows up big as life in the photo.  I then went on to anchor the deer because he was just floating in the snow, and again... what was I thinking?  I used brown ink... it's not dirt for crying out loud, it is snow!
Now that I've got my crying and whining out of the way, I will give you some details.  I used one of the stamps from Flourishes Forest of Trees and used Stampin' Up Not Quite Navy ink.  The snow is my fave embellishment... Frantage!
Don't forget our current Challenge  theme is Autumn and you still have time to enter your project. !
Also be sure to stop by our Facebook Group to share your All Dressed Up creations & chat to fellow crafters.  Also keep an eye out for more inspiration from the rest of The Dressy Girls throughout the month.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Challenges:
Krafty Hazelnut's Christmas - Anything Goes as long as it's Christmas
Glitter n' Sparkle - Use a digi
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes

Monday, September 1, 2014

2 Cute Ink Anything Goes Challenge

I can hardly believe it's September already.  The last few days of summer have been very warm here but the nights have a crispness to them so fall is just around the corner.
It's time for a new challenge at 2 Cute Ink Challenge Blog and the theme for this one is Anything Goes.  As soon as I saw the Best Fins image, I thought it would make a perfect baby card so pink it is and it must be a girl!  It's been awhile since I've had a baby shower to attend but it never hurts to be ready... well, I'm ready if it's a girl.
Be sure to head on over the the 2 Cute Ink Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the design team has come up with, check out the 2 Cute Ink Shop and then go take a peek at the Facebook Fan Page.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great September!
Supplies:
Image:  2 Cute Ink  Best Fins
Sentiment:  Computer generated
Misc:  Memory Box Loopy Rings, Pearls from myt stash
Paper:  First Edition Love Letters
Challenges:
 Scrappy Land -
Crafting at the Weekend - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes

Monday, August 18, 2014

Pirate Cat - 2 Cute Ink

 It's time for a new release at 2 Cute Ink and this time it is Pirate Animals.  They are some of the cutest little peg-legged and hooked hands you'll ever see.  Each of the design team was given a different pirate to work with and mine is the cat.
This week's challenge which has a theme of 'Red, Orange, Blue' so as long as your project follows the challenge theme and rules, the party is on!
Be sure to head on over the the 2 Cute Ink Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the design team has come up with and then check out the 2 Cute Ink Shop.  Now go get another cuppa coffee or tea and take a peek at the Facebook Fan Page.
Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies:
Image - 2 Cute Ink Pirate Cat
Sentiments - There She Goes Shiver Me Timbers
Paper - So sorry, forgot to write that down and because my memory is so short, I can't recall what it is
Dies - Taylored Expressions banner Stack 3

Friday, August 15, 2014

Jayden Loves to Journal

I love all the Stamping Bella images but my favourites are the Uptown Girls.  This is Jayden Loves to Journal and I liked this thoughtful little cutie from the first time I saw her.  I purchased this stamp at The Paper Trail and thought it was time to get some ink on it.  I don't see it in the shop right now but all you have to do is ask Chelsea and she will order it.
I always like to check out Bloggabella and saw this week's challenge is the perfect sketch for this image.  I did have to flip it so I could get the image and sentiment on the same paper but I think it turned out ok except now when I look at it, her cup is at an angle on the table... should have straightened it better but still, it's ok and I am happy with it.
  sketch-16---Aug-15 copy 2 
Supplies:
Image & Sentiment: Stamping Bella's Jayden Loves to Journal 
Paper:  Bo Bunny Double Dot
Challenges:
In the Pink - Anything Goes as long as it's pink!
Stamping Bella - Sketch
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Spots & Dots

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Gifts Galore!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are doing well and trying to get some crafting in during the summer.   Summer is speeding by, isn't it... another couple weeks and school will be starting.
We have a new challenge over at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and this month the theme is Gifts Galore.
Our sponsor is All Dressed Up and the image I was given to use is the cute All Dressed Up for Christmas. 
I am lucky enough to be on both the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and the All Dressed Up teams so it was a win-win for me.
Make sure you head on over to Christmas at Sweet Stampin', check out what the rest of my teamies created with these images and then get busy making your creation to enter into the fun.  The only rule to enter the challenge is that you follow the theme and with Christmas coming and us getting into holiday card mode, it's an easy challenge to enter.
Supplies:
Colouring medium - Copic markers
Image - All Dressed Up's All Dressed Up for Christmas
Dies- Memory Box Fancy Blossoms
Paper - My Mind's Eye All is Bright
Misc - Frantage, pearls from the stash, Stardust Stickles
Challenges:
Fan-tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Spots & Dots
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps - Things with Wings

Monday, August 4, 2014

Country Horses - 2 Cute Ink

 Well, what fun this is going to be!  I was asked to join the 2 Cute Ink design team and of course I said 'yes' right away so thank you Heidi, Sandy and the rest of the girls for having me.  I'm looking forward to work with these little cuties.
2 Cute Ink is having a new release this week and each of us was given a different Country Horse image to use and here's mine, which is called Country Horses 1. Pretty sure it's a girl horse (the ribbon, cool shoes and glitter) and she's available in the 2 Cute Ink shop.  Perfect image for this week's challenge which has a theme of 'Animals' so as long as your project follows the challenge theme and rules, the party is on!
Be sure to head on over the the 2 Cute Ink Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the design team has come up with and then check out the 2 Cute Ink Shop.  Now go get another cuppa coffee or tea and take a peek at the Facebook Fan Page.
Thanks for stopping by!
Copics:
Horse - E15, E13, E11, E01; Mane - E29, E25, E21; Muzzle, Star - E35, E33, E31
Hat - YR14, YR24, YR23, YR21
Supplies:
Image - 2 Cute Ink Horses 1
Sentiment - Computer generated
Paper - My Mind's Eye Breeze
Dies - Lil' Inker Stitched Sun
Misc - Shabby White Frantage, Star Dust Stickles from The Paper Trail