Tuesday 25 February 2014

I apologise

Well, the little puppy does!
I wonder what he did! Did he leave a puddle on the floor, or did he chew something he shouldn't!
Who knows. LOL
I reckon this little guy is apologizing maybe for missing someone's birthday.
What do you think? 

This little fella is a stamp from Peachy Keen.
PK-1334 'Howling Puppy'.
I tried my hand at making a 'hairy' doggy. 
Ha Ha! Maybe that's what the apology is for!! LOL
Nah, I don't reckon it's too bad for a first attempt.
I coloured him with Copics and did a Print and Cut on the Cameo...AGAIN!
I think I'm addicted to P and C!!!
It's WAY easier than fussy cutting by hand!
Didn't really need to with guy, as I mounted him on white card. 
Could've just stamped him straight onto the square , 
but at the time, I didn't know how I was going to play it.

So, I love this little guy from Peachy Keen and now I can 'fur' him up, I love him even more!

Time for trying another couple of challenges

'Anything Goes'.

'Anything Goes'

'Use a sentiment'
'Domestic Animals'

Thanks for visiting. I love it when you call round!


Monday 24 February 2014

More Print & Cut Kitties.

Hi Friends!
I had so much enjoyment from colouring that cat yesterday, I decided to make a little family.
As there is a major shortage of cat fur colouring tutes out there, I decided to just try and go from memory again.

I wanted a Mum, Dad and child kitty picture.
(Totally forgot I'd have to take the bow off the 'dad') DOH!!!!

Ah well. It's now Mum, child and Aunty! (or big sister). LOL
The MEGA cute image is from All Dressed Up. Called 'Purrfect Together' . You can purchase it HERE.
(There is also a sentiment included)
I've given them varying degrees of fur pattern.
The idea was, Baby would take characteristics from both parents, so as 'Mum' has no stripes and 'Dad has bolder stripes, 'Baby' has more muted ones.
It's a bit deep  all that, isn't it. I'll shut up now.
I'm entering this into these challenges.....
'Pink Plus One'

'Anything Goes'

Catch you all again soon!
Have a great week!


Sunday 23 February 2014

Bestie's birthday card

I'm SOOO mad!!!
I finished this card bar the sentiment.
I made it with Centura Pearl card.
With me so far?
I embellished it, stuck everything on foam pads etc. Then Stamped with versafine Onyx Black.
It's the blackest black EVER.....only it doesn't dry very quickly on Centura Pearl card.
I think you know where I'm going with this, don't you! *Sigh*.
Well, I wasn't about to waste all that hard work and the embellishments.
They were the only ones I had, so it was a case of peel off that blue layer 
then put it on another base card.
It was a nightmare to get off and I creased tho top half in doing so.
I nearly cried. I was LIVID!!
Once I'd re-attached it to the new base card, it looked OK though.
you could JUST see that damn crease though, so I rang Pam and explained that I hadn't actually dismembered someone else's card to make hers! LOL

Phew! That was a bit long winded, wasn't it! 
Here's the poor card I faffed up!
Shock! Horror! Not a Copic in sight!! LOL

I actually LOVE this card. I wanted something FAIRLY CAS, as that's the type Pam likes.
The cupcake dimentional sticker is from a Studio 18 pack.
The edge of the blue card was made with Spellbinder's fancy edge dies.
I framed a link of stick on pearls to match the edge.
The sentiment is from SU! (Inked this time with Memento tuxedo Black)!

Pam loved it!
 Have a super duper Sunday!


Friday 21 February 2014

New designs from Wendy, new inspiration

Hi friends. All is well in your world I hope.
Today I have two cards for you using the new collection at All Dressed Up.
Our inspirational posts are to give you an idea of what you can do with Wendy's fabulous digis.
Please pop on over there and see what my fabulous team mates have created with these beautiful images.

For my two cards, I've used 

Here's 'Purrfect Together..
I'm not brilliant at colouring cats.
I gave it my best shot though with my trusty Copics.
(If anyone knows of a Youtube tute on colouring cats, let me know)!
I've added the 'I Love My Puppy' image to this card.
The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted's 'Time To Relax'.
I would have used the lovely sentiment that comes with the digi,
 but I cut it out without making room for it! DOH!
The frame is a Marianne Designs one (I think). 
I'm awful, I rip my new toys out of the packaging but forget to name them, so never know what the heck I'm using! Anyway, I digress.

On to card number 2..

Now I got a bit clever with one.
I cut it out using the Print and Cut feature on my Silhouette Cameo.
THANK YOU STACEY!! (Big grin 'coz I did it) and coloured the image with Copics.
The papers are from Echo Park. Dots and Stripes. 
The star was cut with  Spellbinders dies.
(At least I remembered who's THEY are)! LOL

I followed our latest challenge, which is a sketch........

All details are on the All Dressed Up Challenge page on the blog.

We'd love if it you played along with us. 

Well, that's it from me.
Have a fabulous weekend and if the weather is horrendous where you are, 
stay warm and stay safe!


Friday 14 February 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

Before anything else, a quick reminder that our current All Dressed Up Challenge 
ends tomorrow!
Get your entries in quick of you haven't already!

Well, I'm a happy bunny today.
Hubs has had a dozen red roses delivered with a little Tatty Teddy bear and a heart balloon in the box!
Don't know which I love more, the roses or my cute little Tatty Teddy!!
Thank you Bert Ons, I love them!
(I've put the balloon in my craft room now)!

I made him a Valentine's card of course.
 The balloon and stamp are from Clearly Besotted's set 'Up In The Air'
The border is from an EK Success punch.

I am going to enter my card in these challenges...

Sassy Studio Designs 'It's Valentine's Day'
Paper Crafting Journey  'Love is in the Air'
The Crafter's Cafe 'Must Have Hearts'
Crafting For All Seasons 'Show Us Some Romance

Happy Valentine's Day my friends!


Tuesday 4 February 2014

CAS again

SEE! I HAD to add something else to this one, couldn't help meself! 
I need help, HONESTLY!

Nice though, innit?
Stamps from Clearly Besotted, HERE.
Coordinating die  used to pop the balloon up inside the cut out.
Love that Cherry Cobbler ink on the ivory linen CS!
Another Spellbinder wavy edge, some Baker's twine and Bob's yer uncle!

Is it still CAS? I think so, do you?

I just might be back with #3 later.

(Got family calling round in a bit).



Yep! I LOVE CAS, I'm just rubbish at it.
Always want to add this and add that Duh!
Well, I've decided on a CAS day and to kick things off, 
I've borrowed ideas from Stephanie at  Stamping and Sharing.
In particular, one of THESE sweet cards, (the second one) inspired this totally different one!

Stamps: 'It's Your Birthday
 I used the coordinating die to pop it up in the circle.
SU Crumb cake cardstock.
Ivory linen Cardstock
Edge die from Spellbinders, (as usual no idea which one, sorry).

Waddya reckon?Is it CAS?

Sunday 2 February 2014

A new Challenge at All Dressed Up!

Here I am, back again.
This time with news of our new challenge at All Dressed Up.

We had a lovely turn out for the  last challenge and it was VERY difficult to choose the winners I can tell you! Thank you so much for all of your beautiful entries, SO much inspiration and talent.

Well the theme this time is....LOVE! You can interpret that any way you like.

You do need an ADU image to play along, but that's no problem.
There are freebies available to make it a doddle to play along with us.

Here's my sample...
The gorgeous image is available HERE.
I coloured the image with Copics and paper pieced the balloons with some
 paper from the Papermania 'Happy Birthday To You' A4 pad. 
The glittery pink paper matt is from a 6x6 ' Papermania Boofle' pad.

I look forward to seeing all the entries for this 'LOVELY' challenge!
Please stop by my fellow DT Sisters and have a look at their gorgeous samples. 
You'll be glad you did!

Have a super Day!!


DIY box

What a time I had trying to find a box to fit a bottle of man's cologne!
There are millions of template/tutes for square boxes and boxes with lids, but I wanted a rectangular one that opened at the top.
So, I looked at the other methods and after 4 prototypes, finally managed to make one.
Now, I WILL be grateful to get any links to tutorials that you may know of, that I obviously don't.
In the meantime here's the one I managed finally to get right.....
Quite pleased with it now and I've saved the last prototype as a template.
The box is made with Graphic 45 12x12 paper pad, 'Communique'. 
(From the same pad as the card in my previous post).
The placement of the wording on the box is a happy accident.
I've noticed also, that on hand-made Christmas crackers, 
the pattern always seems to be perfectly placed too! How Weird!
Well, that's it for now. Hope you like my box.

I'll be back at 5pm GMT with a brand new All Dressed Up challenge.
All of you who entered last months, gave us a real headache trying to pick just three out of all your fabulous entries.
I do hope you'll join us again for this one.
See you later!