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, 18 November 2013

The Hobby House 'Pearls' Inspiration

A very good Monday to you all - hope you're all keeping well and raring to go for the start of a new week!

Today I'm sharing with you my inspiration piece for the Hobby House.  I'm really loving the gorgeous array of die-cut toppers available in the store and these little love birds are no exception! How adorable are they?!

I cut the topper into an arch to fit underneath the Tim Holtz birdcage die, which I frantaged and adhered with 3D foam.  I pushed the cage forward and cut out an opening at the front so that we can all get to see the cute little guys inside!  The background paper is so beautiful to work with and compliments this little duo just perfectly!

My recipe for this little card is:
Tim Holtz Birdcage Die

I hope I've inspired you a little today and don't forget, you still have time to enter our Challenge this month which is showcasing pearls!  We'd love to see you over there!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Scribble & Scrap Challenge #5

Good Morning Crafty World!  

Today is the start of Challenge 5 over at  the Scribble & Scrap Challenge and, as always, it's

The winner of the challenge will receive a fabulous £15 voucher to spend in the Scribble & Scrap Shop, however, should the winner have used a Scribble & Scrap image, the voucher will be raised to an even more fabulous £20.  To be in with a chance of winning this fab prize,  please check out the RULES to make sure you don't miss out!

My creation this week is, erm ..... not too sure what I'd call it to be honest!  It's kind of a picture inside a picture type box thingamajig!! LOL!  I have used one of the stunning images from Vintage Girls Topper Sheet 2, which is all ready to print in sepia (although you can change the colour/tone should you wish).

I cut out & scored four pieces of card and fitted them together to make a 4" x 4" frame, which I then painted & popped some Gesso on.  I laid the 'frame' on top of some 6" x 6" Maja Design paper then die-cut another piece of 6" x 6" paper to fix on top of the frame, which I inked & distressed.  The edges of the paper, therefore, overhang by approx half an inch on each outer side.  I frantaged the little wooden frame in the centre and framed the gorgeous little girl in the image.

     A little close up of this beautiful image - she's one of six digital images on a sheet, so I have plenty more to play with too :)

Other materials used are:
Mulberry Roses, Pearl Flourish, Pearl Brad, Pearl String from the Hobby House
Maja Design Paper, Gesso, Twine, Pins, Vintage Berries from Live & Love Crafts
Ribbon from stash

I would like to enter into the following:
Alphabet Challenge Blog - 'T' for Twine
By LORi Designs Challenges - #59 Ribbons & Bows
Craftitude Challenges - #52 Anything Goes/Use Twine or String
Crafts 4 Eternity - #149 Anything but a Card
Craftyhands Challenge - #2 Vintage
Make It Monday - #166 Linky Party
Sugar Creek Hollow - #73 Anything Vintage Goes

I hope you like my take on this little picture box and would love for you to pop over to see the fabulous inspiration my DTeamies have also come up with this time. We cannot wait to see what you all create for us over this next fortnight!

Happy Crafting to you all xx

Friday, 8 November 2013

Yayyyy! It's ME ..... with wings!

Hey Everyone! Hope you're all keeping happy and warm in this miserable old weather :)

I have a very exciting post for you today! I'm not only publishing my 100th post (very impressed with myself LOL), but I am also showcasing this beautiful image, which has been based on MEEEEE!! Eeeek! 

The fabulous Kyra of Kith & Kin offered to draw a character based on us lucky DT girls and I chose to have a fairy ....... preferably with her hair up, as that is how mine sits the majority of the time hehe!  I'm so, so flattered ....... she's made me look GORGEOUS!! Thank you Kyra :)

Please welcome 'Tracey Fairy' into the digi stamp world ....
I chose to colour this little lovely in pink & green (rather than my most favourite colour purple) purely because I wanted to use my gorgeous Maja Design papers to compliment her with.
Copics in the following:
Skin:  E000, E00, E11    Hair:  E29, E15, E50, E51
Pink Tones:  R81, R83, R85, R89   Green Tones:  G99, G94, G21
 A little close up :)
For a change, I've actually made this trinket box for little old me and my ingredients are as follows:

Maja Designs Vintage Summer Paper Pad - LLC
Magnolia Vintage Berries - LLC
FabScraps Latch Set - LLC
Vintage Pearl Pins (Chocolate) - LLC
Shabby Seam Binding - LLC
Mulberry Roses - Hobby House
Pearl String - Hobby House
Pearl Flourish - Hobby House
Frantage - Hobby House
Little Toadstool Charm from Stash :)

I really hope you like my little make & would love for you to pop on over to Kith & Kin Store to see the rest of their beautiful products.  You can also join us HERE on facebook to see all the new releases, as and when they arrive ...... there will be new ones up on there real soon so keep your eyes peeled ;)

I would like to enter into the following:
4 Crafty Chicks - #167 Anything But a Card
Digi Galore Challenges - Wings
Fitztown Challenge - #12 Things with Wings
Make It Monday - #166 Linky Party
Moving Along With The Times - Pearly Swirly and Girly

Thanks so much for popping by today!  Wishing everyone a happy, crafty weekend!
Big hugs xx

Saturday, 2 November 2013

The Hobby House Challenge #6 - Pearls

Good Morning Everyone! Hope you're all healthy, happy & raring to go for our November challenge at the Hobby House!

This month we'd like to see PEARLS on your wonderful creations!  How awesome is this challenge!  The DT have had a ball with this one as I think we're all a bit partial to pearls - hey, who wouldn't be? 

There is a slight change to the RULES in that you must now use at least one item from the Hobby House and this needs to be mentioned in your post!

As always, our winner will receive a HUGE

(postage paid by winner)

My card today features a beautiful image from a Wee Stamps Topper Set called 'Love Me Do'.  I cut the topper into an arch and edged with Pearl String.  The Hobby House stock the most beautiful card and I used a mixture of Spring Hearts and Spring Damask to mat my topper onto! This card is 250gsm and is so beautiful to work with.
The die cut branches are randomly cut from a Marianne Designs die, which I then added little pearl adhesive hearts, which are available in 6mm and 8mm sizes.  I made my little floral arch using the gorgeous Mulberry Roses, which come in a variety of colours and sizes.
 For the bottom of my card I adhered the beautiful lace and added some gorgeous Self Adhesive Pearl Ornate Flourishes, with a few of the 5mm self adhesive pearls popped onto the bottom corners ... and there you have it! My pearlicious card has been well & truly pearlised LOL.   

I really hope you can join us in this month's challenge and cannot wait to see what you create!

I'd like to enter into the following:

Card Crafter's Circle - #99 Cute Cards
Creatalicious Challenges - #56 Wedding Day
Creative Card Crew - #48 Teddy Bear Picnic
Stampavie and more - #197 Bear

Thanks so much for popping by today & Happy Crafting to you all!