A big welcome to all of my lovely followers and visitors to my little space in the crafting world of blogland! I love colouring, drool over every embellishment and love to 'look' at papers (never mind using them) - some are just TOO good to use lol. I hope you enjoy your little wander through my creative world and would love to feel that I may have inspired some of you in some small way. Happy Crafting to you all and I hope you will stop by again soon!

Monday, 28 October 2013

Creative Creations Challenges #22 - Inspired by a book

Good Morning to you all .... and a very WINDY morning it is here in the UK!! Didn't sleep a wink last night what with the torrential rain and lashing winds, plus the fact my darling little boy decided to patter into my bed at 1.30am! Seriously, how much space does a little one need? LOL!  As soon as the light of day dawned, it also dawned on me that I am now minus two fence panels .... don't you just love Mother Nature at times!!

Well, it's challenge time again over at Creative Creations Challenges and the theme for the next fortnight is Inspired by a Book

Our sponsor for this challenge is the fabby Sassy Studio Designs who are offering the lucky winner 4 digis of their choice!

I bet you'll never guess which book inspired me for my little creation ;)

This is the fabulous Cruella Honey and yep, you've more than likely guessed, the book for my inspiration is the one and only 101 Dalmatians.  What a classic! When I was about 10, there was a TV program called Take Hart and I sent in a picture I had drawn of the evil Cruella.  Now, I was hoping and praying my 'masterpiece' was going to be aired on national TV, but, alas, my drawing wasn't anywhere to be seen in the 'gallery' ..... I've always put it down to the fact that I'd forgotten to put my name & address on the back!!! That MUST have been the reason it wasn't shown .... LOL

Well, this particular Cruella is definitely a honey, unlike the original, and I thoroughly enjoyed colouring her with my Copics and playing 'dot-to-dot' on her fabulous coat! I then transferred the image onto my candle and added this gorgeous spotty, dotty ribbon to give an extra bit of glamour!

So, what book would inspire you to create?  We really hope you'll join us this time and we look forward to seeing your fabulous entries!

I would like to enter into the following:

Bloggers Challenge - Black, White and a splash of colour
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - #67 - Anything BUT a card
Kitty Bee Designs - #11 - Black, White and one other colour
Make It Monday - #164 Linky Party
Top Tip Tuesday - #112 - Black, White with a splash of colour

Thanks for popping along today! Big Hugs and Stay Safe!

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Scribble & Scrap Challenge #4

Good Morning lovely peeps! It's time for a fresh challenge at Scribble and Scrap and, as always, it's

We had an amazing turn out of beautiful creations for our last challenge and we're so looking forward to seeing your fabulous makes for this one! The winner will receive a £15 voucher to spend in the Scribble and Scrap Shop, however, if the winner has used an image from Scribble and Scrap, the voucher will be raised to £20.  If you haven't popped into the shop yet then you really need to ..... Lexie has some of the most beautiful, digital vintage images alongside some gorgeous card kits and sentiments!

For my little creation this time, I have again used an image from Vintage Photo Sheet 16.  These topper sheets are amazing, truly! You get six beautiful images on one sheet and all for just £1.

I printed this beautiful, seasonal image onto 160gsm Elegance Satin paper from Joanna Sheen.  I've always used this weight/paper for transferring onto candles as it has given me perfect results everytime (hope I haven't jinxed it now lol).  I then used the good old greaseproof paper and heat gun to transfer and voila!

For my snowflake edging I frantaged these cute little padded snowflakes from Wild Orchid Crafts and my beautiful pearl edging is from the fabulous Hobby House.

So, that's two of my six images from this one topper sheet used - the first one being used on this little creation HERE.  Of course, these can be used again and again what with being digital and all so there's no worries about saving your favourite image to just 'look at' ..... which I've done many a time with favourite papers LOL.

Well, I really hope you'll join us this time!  You have until 6pm on Friday 8th November to get your entries in and we look forward to seeing yours there!

I'd like to enter into the following:
Crafting Musketeers - #6 Christmas in October
Polkadoodles and Studio 12 - #43 Christmas - Anything but a card
Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenges - October - AG with glitter, embossing powder and/or flocking

Thanks so much for popping by today and Happy Crafting to you all xx

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Rory Fairy

Happy Thursday Everyone! 

I'm back today sharing this most adorable little fairy by Kith and Kin.  This little cutie is called 'Rory Fairy' and has been created by the very talented Kyra, who has based the drawing on her own daughter, Rory.

I enjoyed every minute of colouring her up and here she is ....

I coloured this little sweetie with Copics in the following:
Skin:  E000, E00, E11     Hair:  C0, C1, C3, C5, C7
Greens:  G21, G94, G99    Pinks:  R81, R83, R85, R89
then added a sprinkling of glitter to her wings and flower stem.

The sentiment can also be found at Kith and Kin.  I die cut a mini doily to place behind the sentiment and glittered over the word Fairy.  The gorgeous backing papers are from Lili of the Valley.  

Rory has been matted onto a doily, which I inked up beforehand, and is surrounded by these beautiful roses, adhesive pearl flourish, flat backed pearls and self-adhesive pearls - all of which can be found at the Hobby House.

Thanks so much for fluttering by today and I do hope you like my little inspirational piece showcasing this gorgeous girly!

Big hugs xx

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Hobby House Inspiration

Morning Everyone! It's my time to share a little inspiration over at the Hobby House today and I chose to decorate a Dolcetto 'wafer rolls' tin.  Of course, there are no wafer rolls to be seen anymore as they were far to delicious to keep, but the tin has been saved to be used as a little extra storage.  We crafty peeps can't have enough storage now can we?!

Our challenge at the Hobby House this month is 'Roses', so I thought I'd add one or two ... plus a few on my tin to keep in with the theme ;)

The papers are from my stash, but you can find the gorgeous mulberry rosespearl string and adorable Wee Stamps Topper, alongside other delicious goodies, at The Hobby House.

I hope I've inspired you a little today and don't forget you still have time to enter into this month's Challenge.

  I'm gonna tootle off now and see what else I can find to decorate!
Enjoy the rest of your day and thanks so much for stopping by today!
Big hugs xx

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Scribble & Scrap Challenge #3

Morning Everyone! Hope this finds you all well and happy!

It's time for our third challenge at Scribble & Scrap and, as always, it's an ANYTHING GOES challenge so you can let your creative juices flow to your heart's desire!  Our Random.Org winner will receive a £15 voucher to spend in the Scribble & Scrap Shop, however, if the chosen winner has used an image from Scribble & Scrap, the prize will be raised to a £20 voucher! How cool is that?  

For my little creation this time, I chose to use this beautiful image from one of the fabulous topper sheets available in the shop.  In total, there are a massive 32 sheets available to buy, which each hold 6 beautiful vintage images and my little girl is from the Vintage Photo Sheet 16.

I bought this fabulous trinket box from The Range and couldn't wait to dress it up :)

The beautiful papers are from a Pion Design range from Live & Love Crafts as is the gorgeous Rhinestone Lace, bark heart and Frant-age.  The roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the little wooden butterfly at the front is from The Range.  The handle on the front is a drawer pull, which I have frant-aged, and you can find these, along with my cameo (also frant-aged), adhesive pearls, pearl string (separated to make individual flower pearls) and flat backed pearl at The Hobby House.

Well, I really hope you like my little creation today and would love for you to pop on over to the Scribble & Scrap Challenge to take a look at what my fabulous DTeamies have created for you all this time ..... and, whilst you're there, don't forget to enter your own creations for us to have a drool over! :)

I would like to enter into the following:

A Little Bit Crafty - A Little Bit Shabby
Alphabet Challenge Blog - 'R' for Roses
Creative Corner Challenges - Anything but a card
Natalie & Amy's Challenge - #13 Shabby Chic
Timeless Tuesday - #241 Pearls & Lace
Whimsy Stamps Challenge - #64 Shabby Chic/Vintage

Thanks so much for popping by today!
Big hugs,

Saturday, 5 October 2013

The Hobby House Challenge 5 - Roses

Happy Saturday Everyone!! 

It's the start of a new challenge at the Hobby House and this month we'd like to see 

You have until 30 October at 5pm to enter and the winner will receive a fabulous

(postage paid by winner)

Well, like lots of you lovely crafters out there, I do have a little HUGE thing for embellishments - flowers being most definitely one of my favourite embellies, so this challenge is the perfect one for me ..... and here's my little rose-filled creation

I used another one of Elisabeth Bell's wonderful toppers called Snow Fun - I absolutely adore the image and the non-traditional colours are so right up my street! 

The Hobby House have an array of these beautiful mulberry roses ranging from 15mm to 25mm in size and the colour choices are out of this world gorgeous!!

Hobby House items used:

Other items used:
8" x 8" Promises Paper Pad - Lili of the Valley
Xmas Bella Papers - Wild Rose Studio
Memory Box Winterberry Sprig die
Memory Box Peaceful Snowflake frame die
Marianne Designs Snowflakes die

I do hope you'll join us in our fabulous challenge this month and I really can't wait to see what you all create for your rose theme this time!

I would like to enter into the following:
Cards Galore Challenge - Oct Challenge - Flowers
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Oct Challenge - Getting Ready For Christmas 
Inky Chicks #14 - Use two different die cuts
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #147 - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge #111 - Flowers
Twisted Tuesday Challenge - Lots of Layers/Use Metal

Thanks so much for popping by today! Happy Weekend to All

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Ella Ballerina and a new DT Post

Good Evening Everyone! Hope you're all having a great start to the week!  I have some very exciting news to share with you all that I've been keeping to myself for a little while now and can finally spill the beans!  Woohoo!

A few weeks back the lovely Kyra from Kith & Kin Digital Stamp Co invited me to join her DT on an exciting, new venture! Of course, one look at her images had me hooked and I couldn't not accept could I :)   

Kyra and her husband, Scott, are the founders of this fabulous up-and-coming digital company and many of their images are based on their family and pets.  Although in it's early stages, there are already the most beautiful images available to buy along with background papers and sentiments, plus, lots of fantastic new images are already in the process of winging their way into the Kith & Kin Store.

For one of my first images, I chose to colour up the adorable Ella Ballerina

Isn't she super cute?

I coloured Ella with my trusty Copics in the following:
Skin:  E000, E00, E11, R11    Purple Tones:  V000, V04, V06, V09
Blue Tones:  B91, B93, B95, B97, B99    Pink Tones:  R81, R83, R85, R89

Card Ingredients:
Lili of The Valley Petal Fresh Paper Pad
The Hobby House Mulberry Roses, Pearl String, Diamante Round Spacer, Ribbon
WOC - Spiral Stamens, Mulberry Flowers, Large Pearl Brad
Pearls - Stash
Spellbinders Opulent Oval Die

You can also find Kith & Kin HERE on Facebook and we'd love for you to come and join in and to be the first to see the new releases!

I would like to enter Ella Ballerina into the following:
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge - #49 Flowers
Digi Design Challenge - Show off those colouring skills
Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Challenge - #9 Flowers
Make It Monday #160 Linky Party
SweetPea Stampers - Purple Power

I will close with a MASSIVE THANK YOU to Kyra and Scott for this amazing opportunity and I really hope to do them proud :)

Thanks so much for popping by today! Big hugs,