Tuesday, 16 October 2012

M.I.A and Sirstampalot demo day

Hello fellow groovers,
Just a very quick post, I am so sorry I have been missing in action, unfortunately in August my Dad passed away very unexpectedly.
So life has been very upside down and I had lost my mojo, luckily its back and I promise to start blogging some of my creations very soon.
But I just wanted to share I am so excited its the Sirstampalot Demo Day on the 27th October, all my favourite girlies are on there showing their talents on the day.
I will be there and I hope to see loads of you there for crafty fun :)
Hugs for now

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Walking The dog

Hello fellow groovers,
Just a quick cheeky post, sorry I haven't been posting lately but I have been doing a few extra hours at work and that leaves no energy left to play :)
I always love when Louise makes a card using her Martha Stewart Cherish punch to make a shaped card so I took inspiration from her on this one.
So here is my latest effort

The stamps I used are:Tilda and Wiola, Boutique Window
Martha Stewart Cherish punch around the page
The papers are Bo Bunny Weekend market Vintage Labels
Minds Eye Blush Sweet Eifell
Browns:E44, E43, E42, E41, E40, E59, E57, E55
Greens:G46, G43, G40
Blues:B97, B95, B93
Pinks:R85, R83, R81, RV10
Skin E02, E00, E000, E0000 and R20 for blush.
I hope you like it

Thursday, 24 May 2012

I've gone all disney

Hello fellow groovers,
Don't panic I'm not wearing long dresses and singing, with bunnies hopping along behind me!!
It's just when I finished this project I don't know it seemed a bit Disney rather than Tilda, but its cute and I had fun with yet more masking(I am just a sucker for punishment).
So here goes.....

The copics I used are:
Sand: Y23, Y21
Dolphin: B02, B01, B00, B000, B0000, C1, C00
Pearl Tail: YR24, YR23, YR21, YR20
Purples: V17, V15, V12
Seahorse: BG09, BG07, BG05, BG02, BG01, BG000
Shells:E44, E43, E42, E41, E40, R000
Skin: E02, E00, E000, E0000 & R20
Greens: G02, G00, G000
Pinks: R0000, R000
I also used the Acrylic Dabber pearl to paint the frame.

So I hope you like it :)

Friday, 18 May 2012

Be Lucky

Hello Fellow Groovers,
Well I promised a scheduled post showing the reverse of my last card and here it is, this is just something I came up with after I coloured in the image to see what it looked like!

The stamp I used is Japenese Tree of Luck
The dies I used are Magnolia Lovely Fence, Build a swirly butterfly, cloud and flag Cheery Lynn English Tea doily, and Sizzix Framelits
I also used a little Distress ink Spun Sugar, Hero arts prisma glitter, Tim Holtz Chit chat stickers and Hobby House rhinestones all available from sirstampalot
The copics are:
Greens: YG67, G24, G21, G20
Pinks: RV95, RV34, RV32, RV10, RV00, RV000
Blues and shading BG000, BG0000, T0, C1, C00
E44, E43, E42, E41, E40
I hope you like it

Monday, 14 May 2012

A lady of the night...?!

Hi guys and girlies,
Wow doesn't time fly when you have new crafting goodies to play with, I don't think I have had a night without copic stains on my fingers for the last couple of weeks.
I feel I ought to explain this card a little, the stamp made me think of my friends when we were younger.
I come from Norwich and there is a fab little cobbled area next to the Cathedral called Tombland that has some pubs and restaurants, in the summer there was a fab pub that used to put tables and chairs outside, so the plan was to recreate that memory of sitting outside having a drink on a sunny evening.
However when I finished I thought she looked a bit like a lady sitting outside in Amsterdam if you know what I mean......!
I got the idea for the pop up from the latest magnolia mag and got carried away and did both sides. I will blog the other side in a scheduled post later.
I should warn you a huge list of goodies on this one I got very carried away with my masking !
So here she is

I made the border along the front of the card out of a Heart swirl branch joined together
I also used Cheery Lynn Anastasia border and Cheery Lynn Lace corner 
The copics I used are
Browns: E44, E43, E42, E41, E40
Pinks:RV95, RV34, RV32, RV10, RV00, RV000
Greens: G00, G000
Yellows:Y000, Y0000
Skin: E02, E00, E000, E0000 and R20 for blush

Well that's it for this side of the card I hope you like it

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Baby girl

Hello fellow groovers,
What a hectic month I don't know where the time has gone!
There was good news my friends brother and his wife have had a lovely baby girl so it gave me the excuse to play with a new stamp I bought from sirstampalot from the Magnolia prince and princess collection she is so cute I really enjoyed making a totally girlie card have a peak and let me know what you think......

The stamp I used is:Baby Tilda
The dies I used are Doohickey Swirley Butterfly and Cheery Lynn Anastasia border
The mega cute charm is from Hobby house charms: Baby Silver
The hat pins are Hobby house Pin wheel pastel
For the copics I used:
Pinks: RV95, RV34, RV32, RV10, RV00, RV000
Browns:E44, E43, E42, E41, E40
Skin: E02, E00, E000, E0000 and blush R20
and for shading:C1, C00

I hope you like
Big Hugs

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Dungeons and Dragons

Hello fellow groovers,
I have tried something different for me, my first ever pop up card!
I'll keep it short and sweet on this post !
So here goes......

Magnolia Doohickey Grass die
A little bit of hero arts prisma glitter and of course glossy accents
The copics I have used are:
Greens:BG78, BG75, BG72
Greys: W5, W3, W1, W0
Browns: E44, E43, E42, E41, E40
Blonde Hair: E55, Y28, YR20, E50
Skin: E02, E00, E000, E0000 and R20 for blush
I hope you like it

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

War and Peace

Hello fellow groovers,
Well I am finally ready to show the project that has taken up most of my time over the last few weeks.
My little sister turned 40 on the 16th of March, and I have been working on a little project for her birthday.
I got the idea from Debbie Dolphin she made a travel wallet to go with a suitcase she made, in an edition of the magnolia mag last year(sorry I cant find the project on her blog).
My sister is the wandering spirit in my family and went travelling years ago, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, India to name a few, so I took Debbie's idea and changed it into a passport.
I made it more a passport of her life and travels (I guess almost like this is your life for those of you who can remember that program)
It has little tags that pull down and reveal little messages, but I forgot to photograph those open, the final tag that pulled down revealed a little pocket with money in.
For years one of her dreams has been to go to Borneo and work with the Orangutan's, and for this special birthday her fella booked the holiday, how awesome is that!
So sorry for war and peace but the title should have warned you :) I will add the messages under the photos, Tracy was always the one to try new things, dance and horse riding well you will get the picture!

We used to go swimming at the weekends
When Tracey used to have dancing lessons
When she used to go horse riding
When mum and dad used to take us sailing
You went travelling starting with Australia
Then Thailand......
Then India....
And now you are off to see the Rangas(Tracy's nickname for orangutans)
Happy 40th Tracy :)
All the products come from Sirstampalot except the wooden buttons that come from Button it
Right I need to go lay down after that and I hope you aren't asleep already :)
Hope you like it.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Koala Hugs

Hello Fellow Groovers,
This is a scheduled post so fingers crossed this works.
I feel like I have been doing homework! I have sat down and scheduled a few posts so I can catch up with my blogging.
I had forgotten how long it takes to download photo's and write a blog, thank god I keep notes of my copic colours or I would be in a right muddle.
I have had my eye on this stamp for ages, my sister went travelling a few years ago and of course made it to Australia for a year so I have been itching to make a card with this one......

The stamp I used isKoala Hugs Tilda
The paper is a mix from my stash including the Journey saying it is Kaiser craft I believe!
The copics I used are 
Browns dress and hat E59, E57, E55
Hair E44, E43, E42, E41, E40
Greys W5, W3, W1, W0
Pink R000, R0000
Skin E02, E00, E000, E0000 and R20 for blush
I hope you like it :)
Koala Hugs

Monday, 19 March 2012

Catching up!

Hello fellow groovers,
I am finally catching up slowly with my blog posts I must remember in the future Craft, Post. No messing around with more projects !!
So here is the last of my creations for now, from the latest Molly Blooms launch. I am Loving George from this collection.
This little cutie is Unicycle George, check out Molly Blooms for the latest collection and where to buy.

The copics I used are 
Reds R29, R27, R24, R22
Blues B02, B01, B00, B000, B0000
Browns E44, E43, E42, E41, E40
Skin E02, E00, E000, E0000 and R20 for blush
I hope you like it.

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Next Sneaky Peek

Hi Guys and Gals,
I am trying to do a scheduled post this time so fingers crossed this works.
So time for another sneaky peek from the latest Molly Blooms launch, if you like it head over to mollybloomsdesigns.co.uk to find out where to buy.

This little cutie is called All the Fun of the Fair Molly.

The Tag idea I got from  Crafty Lou, its a nesties Label 4 cut off at the sides at bottom to make a fancy tag, I love this idea I have used it loads as you will see in future posts, Louise is just a genius.
The copics I used are 
Pinks R85,R83, R81, RV10
Browns E44, E43, E42, E41, E40
Skin E02, E00, E000, E0000 and R20 for blush.
I hope you like it 

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Psssst new Molly Blooms

Hello fellow groovers,
How have you been, I am sorry I haven't been blogging lately but I have been in the zone crafting and just couldn't seem to get round to sitting down in front of my laptop do you know what I mean?
I have been really lucky to get a sneak peak of the new Molly Blooms and a couple of stamps to play with they are just amazing and I love the theme, so I will give you a couple of sneak peaks over the next week.
I have a question for you I was watching create and craft a couple of weeks ago and Sheena was calling the people who used her fusion technique fusioneers, so if we use Molly Blooms stamps what does that make us Janice at Sirstampalot suggested Bloomers!! I have to say I like it.
What do you think can you better that with any other suggestions?
So here goes for the first sneak peak...........

To check out the latest release of Molly Blooms go to mollybloomsdesigns.co.uk they also have a list of where to buy.
The stamp I used is Cannon Ball George
The copics I used are:
Blues B97, B95, B93
Reds R29, R27, R24, R22 and E19
Greys C9, C7, C5, C00
Yellows Y15, Y08, Y06
Skin E02, E00, E000, E0000 and R20 for blush.
I am going to try a few scheduled posts to catch you up with all my work so fingers crossed it will work!
I hope you like it

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Heave ho me hearties

Hello fellow groovers,
It was my Dads birthday last Friday, so as he loves all things to do with sailing boats I thought this year it was time for a pirate theme!

The Paper is Kaiser craft World map
I inked up a piece of Magnolia Bon Voyage white weathered wood with Walnut stain for the planking they are sitting on (my last piece boo hoo)
For the Copics I tried a new colour combo I spotted on a blog I wish I could remember which blog I saw it on to give praise where it is due which is BG75, BG72, BG10
Browns:E44, E43, E42, E41, E40
Blacks:C9, C7, C5, C3, C1, C00
Greys: W5, W3, W1, W0
Skin: E02, E00, E000, E0000 and Blush R20
I hope you like it 

Monday, 16 January 2012

Pinch me I think I'm dreaming

Hello fellow groovers,
The reason for the title of this blog is simple, I went food shopping yesterday and nearly fell in the shopping trolley when I saw Easter goodies for sale, what happened to Valentines day? Have I lost a month or two?
Well moving on I am still playing with my new Sweet crazy love stamps from Magnolia I just love them, this range is a creeper, when I first saw it I didn't instantly want all the stamps like I usually do, but slowly this range has crept up on me and I want more, I keep adding to my wish list at Sirstampalot!
Well here is my latest.......

The stamp I used isTilda with heart balloons
The papers are from my bits and pieces stash a mixture of Bo bunny and Kaiser craft but I am sorry I don't know the names.
Kraft Card
Tim Holtz:Weathered clock die
The copics I used are:
Greens: G24, G21, G20
Browns: E44, E43, E42, E41, E40
Skin: E02, E00, E000, E0000 and R20 for blush
Hope you like it.

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Going Bananas!

Hello Fellow Groovers,
This card has taken me a couple of weeks start to finish, I actually started it Christmas eve while I had some time to kill before I met friends in the pub.
I actually had finished it but didn't like it, which is rare for me I normally know exactly what I want the finished card to look like. But I had a large gap, I tried different embellishments but it just didn't sit right. It nearly ended up in the "Never to see the light of day pile"
I really did think the text was taunting me because I really did feel like I was going bananas!
Luckily I had a eureka moment:)
So here it is.......

I am loving the new Tilda Sweet Crazy Love collection and of course these stamps are from that range they are Going Bananas over you text and Tilda going bananas
The paper is Magnolia Sweet Crazy Love Vintage Turquoise
Doohickey Heart swirl branch
Glossy accents
Of course I got everything from Sirstampalot!
The copics I used are:
Yellows: YR24, Y17, Y06, Y02, Y00, Y000
Blues: BG15, BG13, BG11, BG10, BG0000
Greens: YG67, G24, G21, G20
Reds: R29, R27, R24, R22
Skin: E02,E00, E000, E0000 and R20 for blush
I hope you like it

Monday, 2 January 2012

Happy New Year

Hello fellow groovers,
Happy New Year !
Have you made any resolutions?
Have I, no, but I have been crafting with the new Magnolia stamps!
Like quite a few of you I was trying to win Magnolia goodies on their blog when I spotted a tutorial for a lantern, so I thought I would give it a go.
If you fancy a try see the tutorial here.
I got carried away with the photos a few more yet!

Its quite a list of goodies for this one
The stamps are:Valentino from the new sweet crazy love collection
and Rose Scent Tilda
I used Kraft card and the papers are Magnolia sweet crazy love Eau de cologne and Vintage plum
Nesties Label 4
I used Sizzix Little sizzles card for the base and lid
now for the copics
Purples: V99, V95, V93, V91
Browns: E44, E43, E42, E41, E40
Greens : YG67, G24, G21, G20
Skin : E02, E00, E000, E0000 and R20 for Blush
Instead of the acetate suggested in the tutorial I used vellum so I could pop in an electric tealight to light it up.
I hope you like it