Friday, 21 March 2014

New image inspiration take 2!

I say 'Take 2' because the DT inspiration posts are spread over two days.
Team B posts on the 20th and Team A posts on 21st. 

In case you haven't seen the new March images, here they are...

All different and all as cute as a button!
Available now in the All Dressed Up Etsy store.

Here's a couple of items I made with some of the images...

A Time To Share
I cut this centre step card on my Silhouette. I also used the Silhouette to place a white border around the image 'A Time To Share'.
(Saves me 'fussy cutting' and mucking it up)! 
I coloured that adorable image with Copics and a Spica pen in the hard to reach areas.
I decoupaged the umbrella in three layers. Don't think this photo picks it up very well.
The image was paper pieced with one of Wendy's lovely digital papers and the floral papers on the card are Wendy's too.
You can see them in the Etsy Shop HERE.

 We Make A Good Team
LOVE this image!
you can find it HERE. 
I decided to give the 'team' a mish-mash of strip. All odd, all coordinating in a daft kind of way.
I wanted it to look a little like the back street kids having a kick-about with no proper strip but not caring.
I found the football (soccer) paper on Etsy here.
I coloured the image with Copics and sponged the 'sky' with Brilliance 'Sky blue' ink.
(I think my 'grass' needs a little practice, but I'm not unhappy with it).

Hope you like my cards today. 
Please stop by the ADU Blog and see the amazing projects my teamies have created!
Whilst you're there, why not look at our challenge and hopefully, join in.
It would be lovely to have you play along!

Well, I'd better stir myself I suppose.
Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to your next visit.
Have a wonderful weekend!!!


Monday, 17 March 2014

Something completely different for me!

Hello friends.
WHOA!!! Shock horror!! Hubby's just tested the flippin' smoke alarms without telling me!!!
ARGHH! Nearly had a coronary!!
Phew, I've calmed down now...IDIOT!... Men!! LOL
Right back to the plot!  While I was wasting using time looking at things on Youtube, I happened to see a video for decoupaging a shelf thingy.
LOVED the papers so decided there and then that I wanted to do it too.
Went to see my best buddy and told her my plans.
Off we trotted to the craftshop and bought Mod Podge.
I already happened to have the Papermania tissue paper which I LOVE!!
Pam had a couple of Papermania boxes to play with ,so we did just that back at her house!
Now bear with me, 'coz this is my first attempt and it's all done after watching the YT video once!
HERE'S the video. 


 The gorgeous paper is from the 'Madame' Payraud' collection by Papermania.
It's a massive A3 sized sheet!
Now don't go rushing out to get it, 'coz it's all MINE, GERROFF!
Only kiddin'....not. LOL 
Right, I've got another project for this stuff I need to get on with.
Thanks for stopping by.
It's always lovely to 'see' you.

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Happy Birthday CASimply

Hya friends.
How's your world today?
For once can't be very English and go on about the weather, 'coz we've got none here!
A very bland day today. No rain, no wind, no sun, no cold!
(Well I think I DID just go on about the weather didn't I LOL)!
Ahh well, onwards and upwards.
Here's a card I made for my Daughter -in-Law Sara.
Kept it CAS 'coz Stephanie's stamps lend themselves beautifully to that technique. 
(And I need all the help I can get in THAT department)!

PLUS! I've used colours I don't normally turn to.
The stamps are from a set by Stephanie Wincott of Clearly Besotted Stamps fame.
It's called 'Fabulous Fuchsias' and fabulous it is too!

I inked them with Memento's 'Grape Jelly', 'Lulu Lavender' and 'Bamboo Leaves'.
Not a Copic to be seen! WOW!
A bit ribbon from my stash and it's good to go!
( Actually, it's the post yesterday).

Have a super Sunday and I'll be back soon with more of my makings.


Saturday, 15 March 2014

Mega Facebook Blog Hop with Peachy Keen and Kadoodlbug Designs!

Hello everyone! 
KaDoodle Bug Designs and Peachy Keen Stamps are celebrating KaDoodle Bug Designs turning 3!

To celebrate we have some FABULOUS projects from both very talented design teams to share with you, along with brilliant prizes to be won!
We have some amazing sponsors for this hop which includes:

Too Cute By Jessica - $20 in files of your choice - 

Trendy Twine - $10 Gift Card 

Love Bug Creations - $10 Gift Card 

Quick Creations - Gel Pens and Egg Die 

Craftin' Desert Divas - 1 Stamp Set 

Peachy Keen Stamps - $30 Gift Certificate  

And of course you can win a prize from KaDoodleBug Designs as well - $30 Gift Card

(To be eligible to win these prizes you must like each fan page including the sponsor fan pages and comment on all of the projects).

 Here's my project...
It was mega fun putting this card together!

Here's the low-down..
 'Happy Woof-Day set , Kadoodlebug Designs
DP Bundle Of Joy 'Dots and Stripes' by Echo Park

I do hope you pop on over to the hop on Facebook.
You'll have a blast!

Enjoy your weekend! xxx


Saturday, 8 March 2014

New home

Hi friends!
I hope all is well in your world.
It's very quiet here which suits me fine.
Don't need any dramas LOL!

I neighbour who I've known for 12 years is moving home today.
For 11 of those years, we were kind of at odds over parking. 
Finally resolved our differences and I ended up with a lovely new friend!
What a waste of 11 years!!

At least I'll see her again, as she does my hair. 
I wish her and her partner, love and luck in their new home!

Here's the card I made for them.

The house is a Penny Black stamp, 'Victorian Homes', coloured with Copics.
Blue Bazzil and SU  green card, (can't remember the name of the colour),
Clouds via MFT dies and a sentiment printed off my PC.
Grass edge was courtesy of a MS grass punch.
(I used the Print and Cut feature on my Cameo for the 'fussy cutting').

Well, there we have it.
Have a smashing weekend everyone.


Sunday, 2 March 2014

A New ADU Challenge!

Hya friends.
I hope all is well in your world.
The weather is nice and pleasant here for a change.
As usual, we didn't get the predicted snow. Bummer!
Anyway, onto the challenge.

As the title says, this challenge theme is ...
(Clean And Simple)

I don't know about you, but I often struggle with CAS, so these challenges help drag me out of my comfort zone.
Well I've been well and truly dragged with THIS one! LOL

I have used Wendy's cute 'Tall Like You' digi.
It's available to purchase HERE, for a measly £1.50! Bargain!
No Copics were murdered in the making of this card.
The blue plain and spotted digital paper is by Pink Petticoat.
I doodled around the edge of the mat and I hand wrote the sentiment, 'coz I'm an idiot.
I forgot to stamp a sentiment before putting the blue layer on dimensionals! DOH!!!
It was nerve-wracking!  I was convinced I'd duff it up. lol
Very CAS and I will use this image again for new baby cards.

Onto the deets!
This challenge will run until the 15th of March.
Head on over to All Dressed up blog to check out the rest of the teams creations, and why not enter the challenge whilst you are there.

Remember! To enter our challenges, you need to use an All Dressed Up image, or paper.
There are free ones on the blog and the ones in the shop are REALLY reasonable for such quality images!

Lastly, don't forget our Facebook group.
To keep up to date with all the latest ADU news, chat and to share all your lovely creations.

Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Back soon with more projects!
Have a smashing weekend!
I am, 'coz I'm in Derby getting crafty with my pals!