Wednesday, 7 October 2015

TPS Challenge #222 ~ Xtravaganza

Good day everyone,
Today starts a new challenge at

and the theme for Challenge #222 is Xtravaganza...
so pile on those jewels, ribbons, lace and flowers.

I've Copic coloured "Autumn Love" available here.
I went with a monochromatic look in black & white..something a little different for me.

Copics: Hair, Umbrella, boots, shoes 100, W9, W7
Boys Coat  W9, W7, W6, W4
Girls Coat  C2, C1, C00
Girls Hair: E15, E43, E53
Boys Hair:  100, W9, W5
DP and black lace - MM Black Tie
White Frantage added to the edges of the image panel.
White laces from LOTV
Pearls - Recollections
SB Rose Creations die used for the flowers
Sentiment created in Word
TH playing card

There is a wonderful prize for the winner as always and if you use a TPS image
 you could win $30 to spend in the store.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations Challenge #141 - ATG with twist of black 
Pile it On Challenge #89 - (1 sentiment, 2 flowers, 3 types of lace)

Thanks for stopping by today. 
We'd love it if you checked out the challenge blog and see the wonderful
inspiration by my talented team mates.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Dancing Bears.....

Hi everyone,

Hope you are all doing well and haven't caught this nasty cough 
that's been plaguing me for the last 3 weeks. I'm getting sick of hearing myself !

But I've kept myself busy as we have a lot of family members
 celebrating wedding anniversaries this month.
I was lucky enough to win a Di's Digi challenge a few weeks back and one of my
selection was this cute stamp called Ted's First Dance
that can be found in the Sale section.

I used Spectrum Noir markers to colour this pair.
Bears: TN3, 4, 5
Dress: BT5, 2
Suit coat: BG3, 5
Leaves:  CG4
Roses:  BP2, PL1

Sentiment from LOTV Vintage Labels occasions
Recollection Rhinestones 
DP - Craft Smith - mint pink
Kraft paper

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Di's Digi Design Challenge ~Animals acting like humans
Lia Stampz Challenge #93 - Animals

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Christmas @ Fab'n'Funky Challenge

Hi everyone,
Today starts a new challenge at 

 and as it's the last Wednesday in the month the theme is Christmas.
It's great to get going on your cards early because if I've got it right
 there are only 85 days left until the big day!

We have the fabulous Craft Classes online sponsoring us this week.

I've copic coloured one of my favourite Ppinkydoll images called Playing in the Snow

Also had a play with my new MB poinsettia die
DP - Graphic 45 12 days of Christmas
LOTV - Christmas tag
Star dust Stickles 

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thank you so much for stopping by,

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Bird Crazy Halloween...

Good day everyone,
I hope this finds you well.
Before I show you my card today I have some wonderful news to share.
I was accepted as a new DT member of  The Cutie Pie Challenge..
Thank you so much for having me ladies..I'm so excited.  My first entry will be on Oct.12

Now for today's post I have another TH Crazy Bird...
... these little guys just make me em!

Coloured with Copics
Body : E70,E71, E74, E77, R24, R22, R12
Hat: 100, W9, W7, W5
Pumpkin: YR09, YR07, Y17
Witch die - Frantic Stamper
Cheesecloth dyed with TH Black Soot distressed ink
Frame drawn with Copic black liner

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Simon Says Challenge - Ombre (coloring)
 ( inks on cheesecloth that I've had for ages, images coloured with copics)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

TPS Challenge #220 ~ Birthday with Sentiment

Hi everyone,
I can't believe it's Wednesday already...where do the weeks go?

Time for a new challenge at
where the theme is "Birthday with Sentiment"

I've copic coloured "Moon Goddess" available here.

Cheery Lynn Doily die
MFT - Happy Birthday cut in blue, added to white then fussy cut
Stickles - Star Dust
Moon:  Y17, Y15, Y11, E33, E31
Dress:  B37, B34, B32
Hair: E39, E37, E33, E30
Skin:  E11, E21, E00, E000, R20 

As always there is a fabulous prize for the winner, especially if you use a TPS image.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

I hope you get a chance to play along with us this week and thanks for being here.

Friday, 18 September 2015

Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge #148

Hi everyone,
I hope your week was a good one.  We've had a heat wave push thru but temps should go back to seasonal this weekend.   Nothing special planned so will just chill and try and get rid of this cough I've been battling.

Today starts a new challenge at Fussy & Fancy Friday.....and it's my pleasure to host.
I've chosen the theme of "Fantasy".  Our wonderful sponsors are "Live and Love Crafts"

For my card share I copic coloured a sweet image from Aurora Wings
called Wisteria Fairy available here.

DP - Pion
Lace Butterflies - MS
Hero Arts prisma glitter added to the wings

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Aurora Wings Challenge #17 - Anything with Wings
 I hope you get a chance to stop by the challenge blog and see the wonderful inspiration created by my talented team mates....and play along if you can.


Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Fab'n'Funky Challenge #273 ~ Recycle

Hi everyone,

We've a new challenge starting today at

Our lovely host Julieanne has chosen the theme "Recycle or Upcycle

I knew just what I wanted to use when I saw this theme.
I had saved some wrappers and bows from last years Christmas crackers.
I cut out a Xmas stocking from the wrapper and added a bow to the top.

I copic coloured a cute image from our fabulous sponsor Bugaboo Stamps.
This cutie is called Poppi Xmas Stocking and is available here.

The little stockings are actually buttons covered with a very soft felt. I found my Tim Holtz
scissors worked great in removing the backs of the buttons so they could lay flat.
Sentiment tag is from LOTV
MS tinsel glitter added to the hat 

So that's another Christmas card made....yeah!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Shhh......A Little Bird Told Me....

Hi everyone,

I hope you've had a good week so far and ready to enjoy the upcoming weekend.

I've something that's a little different from my usual styles to show you today.
I'm lovin all the Mixed Media creations out there now, especially the work
by the super talented  PamelliaHer work is outstanding and she has the most
wonderful tutorials.  My experience with this type of style has usually ended up in the
round file as they looked like mud. Today's share is baby steps but I'm happy with it.

I was able to get my hands on some Tim Holtz Bird Crazy stamps and dies at SSS.
Jumping on the bandwagon I know but I LOVE these cute images.
I was inspired by this card by Sylvie.  I love the colours and background she created. 

I started with a 5x5 inch piece of hot pressed watercolour paper, ripping the edges.
Pulled out my much neglected Tombo markers and added them to an acrylic block,
misted with water and stamped on the paper.
I then taped a MB Texture Disperse stencil onto the paper and added Dreamweaver
Pearlescent embossing paste. This has a lovely shine.
In keeping with the pastel look, image was stamped with
Memento London Fog and coloured with Copic Markers.

Removed a section and added MFT Zipper die and a Prima vintage trinket.
Cheesecloth dyed with TH Evergreen Bough Distressed Ink and water and then
added to the back to peek out the top and side.

Sentiments created in Word

I would like to enter the following challenges:
  1. Addicted to Stamps and More #161 -  ATG
  2. Aud Sentiments Challenge #140 - ATG
  3. 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #263 - Birthdays
  4. Sieze the Birthday - ATG
  5. Simon Wednesday Challenge - Use a Stamp and Blog Hop
  6. Time Out Challenges #39 - Make Your Mark

Thanks for being here today. 
Your words of encouragement and support are always appreciated.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Best Buds...

Hi everyone,
Today starts a new challenge at
with the theme of "Charming"...use a charm.

I copic coloured one of the newest images called "Autumn Joy" and this cutie
can be found here.

DP - A very old Recollections paper pad called Autumn
Martha Stewart Twine - stashed item
Charm - Michaels - another stashed item
Burlap - from my stash
Image framed using MFT Pierced Square Frames Die 
Sentiment - LOTV

As always there is a wonderful prize for the winner this week 
and a $30 Gift Certificate if the winner uses a TPS image.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
  1. Clear it out Challenge - ATG 
  2. Incy Wincy Challenge - One for the Boyz
  3. Moving Along With The Times - Cute Animal
  4. OLLCB Challenge #188 - One for the Boys
  5. Pile it On Challenge #85 - Fur
  6. Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Photo Inspiration
  7. Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #261 - ATG

We'd love it if you could play along with us and stop by the blog to
view the inspiration created by my talented team mates if you can.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Cheers to You...

Hi everyone,
Hope your week is going well. 
 It's a hot one for us this week with plenty of sunshine....wish I could share!

After a lovely long break we are back at  
with a new challenge chosen by our talented host Zora.  
 She would like to see a handwritten sentiment or doodling on your creation
and what fun this was for me.

I created a frame and used two pre-coloured images from our wonderful sponsor
  They are Valet and Download Diva
I was so happy to see that these images merged seamlessly in word, 
something I'm usually unable to do.

Cheers - negative from MB die, mounted on white cardstock
Champagne bottle - Tattered Lace die
Doodling done with Copic multiliner

I am entering the following challenges:
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything Goes 

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you get a chance to visit
the challenge blog and play along..we'd love to see you there.

Friday, 28 August 2015


Hi everyone,

And yet another post this week....what has gotten in to me! 
Well.....I've been expanding my colouring options and today I have a card coloured
 with Spectrum Noir markers.  Last week I was in my local HomeSense store
and found 2 packs on sale,so after much deliberation they made their way into my basket.

I've coloured a lovely digi that I bought from Delicious Doodles before they closed.
The image is called Helebore and can now be found here on Teri's new Etsy location called ArtiDoodles.

A very simple layout for me....hope the patterns aren't hurting your eyes?
  Graphic 45 papers used and ribbon from my stash.
Spectrum Noir colours used:
Flower: CR1, FS7, CR4, CR2, CR6
GB4, GB1
Leaves:  LG3, LG4, LG1

I was limited in the colours I used but am happy with the outcome
.... and I found them easy to work with.

I am entering the following challenges: 
Crafty Girls Creations #3 - Anything Goes
Try it On Tuesday Challenge - Sending you flowers

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Miss You!

Hi folks,

  Hope you are doing well and perhaps having a crafty day.
I'm a little under the weather today so I put the housework aside
and sat down to colour up this cute Wryn from Tiddly Inks .
She is called Grow a Little Love and is available here.   

Christy had a sale recently and since I can't resist a sale, I stocked up on a few digis
that I have been wanting. But before I start on my new ones
 I thought it was best to use one that I've had for awhile.

I've used a Sizzix Framelits Step-Ups die. 
These are fun to create with as there are a lot of options in the set

I keep making cards for the Tiddly Inks Challenge but somehow miss the date.
Don't you hate when that happens....but I think I'm in time for their current
I would also like to enter Creative Moments Challenge #75 - Fancy Folds

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, 26 August 2015


Good morning everyone,

It's Wednesday and that means a new challenge begins at

The theme is "Come Fly with Me" ~ you need to have something that can fly on your image.

I've copic coloured "Follow Me on Fairybook" available here

MS punches to create shape
Lace and seam binding from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Flowers - WOC
Flower dies - MB Bella Bouquet
Joy Craft - Berti's Flowers Square

As always there is a wonderful prize for the winner this week 
and a $30 Gift Certificate if the winner uses a TPS image.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Colouring in Scrapland 02 - Things with Wings
Craft your Passion Challenge #267 - ATG
The Cutie Challenge #90 - Cute & Girly

We'd love it if you could play along with us and stop by the blog to
view the inspiration created by my talented team mates if you can.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Birthday Fairys

Hi everyone,
I've a card to share with you that's for

where the theme for the next two weeks is 
We are fortunate to have two wonderful sponsors


I've coloured with Copics the very cute Fay Sisters available here

Border - Tim Holtz  Butterflight
HB created in Word, cut using SB Reflective Moment smallest die
Mesh, feather, rhimestones from my stash 

I do hope you get a chance to play along with us and check out the blog for inspiration
by my very talented team mates.


Hi everyone,
Hope all is well.
Just popping in with another card.  
I'm really enjoying colouring with my new polychromo pencils.
Tried them out on this sweet digi, that I was lucky enough to win recently...and he's easy to colour!
He is called "Sprinkles" and can be found at Di's Digi Stamps

DP - Simple Stories - Homespun
Art Glitter used on the cupcake
Choo Choo is a Cheery Lynn Designs die
Balloons & Happy - MFT Dies, embossed with Cuttlebug swiss dot folder

I would like to enter the following challenges:
OLLCB #187 - Anything for a male

Thanks for stopping by.