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!

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Bashful Belinda

Hiya lovely peeps! Hope you're all happy and well :) I'm so excited to share my post with you all today!

I am an extremely lucky girl as I was chosen to become a DT member on the Challenge Team for the wonderfully talented Mi Ran of Art by Mi Ran and still have to pinch myself to believe it!  Both Mi Ran and the DT girls are amazing and I feel very honoured to be working with them all.

The Showcase Team have been sharing their gorgeous creations this month using a GREEN theme.

 I'm super excited to be hosting the Showcase Blog today and, taking centre stage on my card is the adorably sweet, Bashful Belinda.
Isn't she the cutest little doll?  I adore her and jumped at the chance of colouring her up :)
You can find this little beauty, alongside an array of beauties in Mi Ran's SHOP.

Copics used as follows:
Skin:  E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair/Shoes:  E29, E31, E33, E50, E51
Dress:  YG03, YG06, YG23, YG63, YG67
My embellishments of roses, pearls, lace and cameo are all from the Hobby House and the DP's are Rose's Dream and Mini Dots from Bearly Mine Designs.

If you're not already, we'd love for you to become a follower of both the Showcase Blog and Challenge Blog.  We would also love you to join in on our Facebook page where you can share your creations with us all and join in the challenge over there, which is going on right this minute, as we speak! :)

I would like to enter my card into the following:
613 Avenue Create #59 Anything Goes with Optional Twist
City Crafter Challenge Blog #199 Flowers & Lace
Craft From The Heart #7 Anything Goes/Use Flowers
Craft Your Passion #201 Girly Girl
Make It Monday #179 Linky Party

Thanks so much for popping by today!
Big hugs xx

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Scribble & Scrap Challenge #12

Happy Sunday Everyone! 

It's challenge time again at Scribble & Scrap and, as always, it's 

The winner of the challenge will receive a fabulous £15 voucher to spend in the Scribble & Scrap Shop, however, if the winner has used a Scribble & Scrap product, the voucher will be raised to a mighty £20!! Also, our Top 3 will each receive a £5 voucher!  How cool is that?
To be in with a chance of winning, please check out the RULES as we really wouldn't want you to miss out!

Now then, our lovely Lexie has been beavering away and working so hard lately!  She has come up with the most beautiful digital papers in so many different designs and colours, which will compliment absolutely anything you wish to create with!  They really are gorgeous and you can find them all in the shop, alongside her beautiful vintage topper sheets, images and card kits.

My card today is showcasing the Grungy Florals - Naturals paper set with this adorable image from Vintage Photo Sheet 21
I distressed the edges of the paper and matted onto cheesecloth for a beautiful vintage feel.  The gorgeous image was also distressed around the edges and I added a little bit of frantage onto the image as well as covering the whole die-cut frame underneath it.
I topped the lace edging with some gorgeous pearl string from the Hobby House and individual pearls from my stash.  The flower array is made up of an assortment from Wild Orchid Crafts, the Hobby House and Live and Love Crafts.
I hope my little card inspires you to create with these beautiful papers and images and that you also check out my fabulous DTeamies' creations too!

We love browsing through your entries and hope you'll be able to join us in the Challenge again this time and don't forget to check out those gorgeous, fabby papers!! :)

I'd like to enter into the following:

4 Crafty Chicks - #181 - Use Pearls
Mod Squad Challenge - Flowers
The Crafting Cafe - February Challenge - Embossing (Heat embossed Frantage)

Thanks for popping by today,
Big hugs xx  

Saturday, 15 February 2014

CMC - Guest Designer

Good Morning Everyone!  Hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day and was able to share it with your loved ones.  I got to share mine with a special someone whom I love with all my heart, will always look up to and treasure every moment with ........ my fabulous Mum! :)

I'm so excited about my card today!  I was asked to do a Guest Design spot for CMC Challenge and, of course, I jumped at the chance!  For this next fortnight their theme is ANYTHING GOES!!

CMC are sponsored by Marker Pop this time so I chose to colour up the very beautiful Nevaeh by Saturated Canary, which I have as a digi image but which can also be bought in rubber from Marker Pop HERE.

She was an absolute joy to colour up and, although I stayed within my comfort zone as far as her hair colour (I love doing coloured hair lol), I challenged myself to try a new colour for me ..... YELLOW!! Eek!  I do love the freshness of these colours together, alongside the beautiful aqua.  My papers are digital downloads from Bearly Mine Designs and I used Summer's Roses and Plain & Simple.  I've only just recently been introduced to these gorgeous papers by a lovely lady on their DT.  Thank you Jackie! These are truly stunning designs and I want ALL of them lol.

I coloured this little pretty up with Copics in the following:
Skin:  E000, E00, E11, R20    Hair/Shoes:  V09, V12, V15, V17, V91
Greens:  G21, G94, YG63     Yellow:  Y00, Y08, Y15
Butterflies:  BG000, BG01, BG05

My floral display is a combination of flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, the Hobby House and Live & Love Crafts.  Purple ribbon & pearl string from HH, Lace from WOC.  The large die-cut butterfly is a Marianne Design and the two smaller ones are from Joanna Sheen.  I cut out on pearl cardstock and coloured with copics.

I'd like to enter into the following:
Crafts Galore Encore - #2 Add a Gem or Glitter or Candi or any Bling
Creatalicious Challenges - #60 Pearls & Glitter
Inkspirational - #50 Designer's Choice  Tic-Tac-Toe (Pearls/Lace/Flowers)
Kit and Clowder - February Challenge - Coloured Image
Stampavie - #205 Lots of Flowers
Stampin' for the Weekend - Flower Power
The ABC Challenge - F is for Flowers

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Stay safe in this awful weather everyone!
Big hugs xx

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Hobby House Inspiration

Morning Everyone! Hope you're all well and keeping wrapped up in this awful weather ..... 

It's my time again for a little bit of inspiration over at the Hobby House and, as our Challenge this month is ANYTHING GOES I thought I'd have a little play with one of these cute little Treat Bags.

I didn't really have a clue what I was doing, as it's the first time I've attempted one, but I'm pretty pleased with how it's turned out ....
Whilst I was making this, I didn't really know what kind of 'treats' I was going to fill it with.  Then ... I had a little brainstorm!  You know those gorgeous boxes of chocs we are sometimes lucky enough to get given from Santa?  Well, I love most of the chocs inside the boxes, but some aren't particularly to my taste and always tend to get left ....... looking lost and lonely and wondering if they'll ever get eaten! Why not share as another gift?!  Waste Not, Want Not!! Okay, so it's a second hand kinda gift, but at least they'd get eaten LOL.

I made a little box for the treat bag to sit it and added an edge die & some beautiful pearl string.  I inked the topper for a creamy look and added some little faux stitching around the edge.    The gorgeous papers are Tilly Daydream by Docrafts.
You get a sentiment sheet with the papers so I cut this one out and popped it on - it looks a little wonky in the pic, but I promise it wasn't when I put it on LOL.
All of the delicious embellishments are from the Hobby House and are listed individually HERE on the Hobby House Blog.

I hope you like my little creation today and that it inspires you to send a little gift in a bag to someone special ... or, at least to palm your unwanted choccies off to :)  Don't forget our CURRENT CHALLENGE is Anything Goes and we hope you'll join us this month.

I'd like to enter into the following:
Craft My Life - Feb/Mar - Anything But A Card
Make My Monday - Anything But A Card

Thanks for stopping by and big hugs xx

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Scribble & Scrap Challenge #11

Morning Everyone and a Happy Sunday to you all :)

It's the start of a fresh challenge again at Scribble & Scrap and, as always, it's

The winner of the challenge will receive a fabulous £15 voucher to spend in the Scribble & Scrap Shop.  Even better, if the winner has used a Scribble & Scrap product, the voucher will be raised to a mahoosive £20!! Also, our Top 3 will each receive a £5 voucher!
To be in with a chance of winning a fab prize, please check out the RULES as we really wouldn't want you to miss out!

We are also in the process of looking for more lovely peeps to join our Design Team and Lexie is running a DT Call, which will run until 14 February.  

My DT creation for this week is a little tongue in cheek!  I absolutely adore this super cute image and knew exactly what I was going to create with it ..... although, the colour wasn't my first choice!  It's what my printer decided to give me! It seems to be having a hissy fit at the moment and refuses to give me what I ask for.  Even black comes out green at the moment!! LOL.  Anyways, this was the colour I got given so I just had to work around it ....
My very first door hanger creation! Tee hee! Isn't it cute?  You can find this image on Vintage Photo Sheet 22.  I added the sentiment from my PC onto the image before printing on my naughty printer!  I think the sentiment's quite apt to sit alongside this cute little bubba, don't you?
I fished around for some papers to co-ordinate with the colour of the pic and found this fabulous ornate style paper from my stash of magazine freebies, which I distressed and inked to give a vintage feel.
My flowers, pearl strings, pearl brad, adhesive pearls and pearl flourish are all from the Hobby House, as is the MDF Door Hanger.   The turquoise flat backed pearl at the bottom left and flat backed rhinestone top left are both from Wild Orchid Crafts. To complete, I added a piece of twine to the brad and die-cut assorted leaves.

Absolutely loved dressing this door hanger up and hope you like the result :)

We love browsing through your lovely makes, so don't forget to head on over and enter into the Challenge and have a looksy at what my fab Teamies have created for you all this time!

I'd like to enter into the following:

Creative Knockouts - #22 Tic Tac Toe (Distressing/Sentiment/Twine)
Stampin' for the Weekend - Anything but a Card
Stampin' Royalty - #212 Anything BUT a Card

Thanks so much for popping by today!
Big Hugs xx

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Hobby House Challenge #7 - Anything Goes

Morning Everyone! Can you believe we're into February already? Wow! Time's flying by super fast lately! 

It's challenge time again at the Hobby House and the theme for this month is 
Woohoo!! We all love a bit of Anything Goes don't we? 
You can create anything you like, but we would ask that you use at least ONE Hobby House product and tell us what it is.  

As always, our winner will receive a fabulous prize of

I chose to decorate another little bag ..... loving doing these, they're so much fun :)

Of course, February is the month of LOVE and so I thought I'd create using the adorable Wee Stamps - Peggy & Friends topper.  I distressed the edges of the topper and inked it up a little.  The purple backing paper is Maja Design and the sentiment I created on my PC, printed out and coloured the 'Love' with my Copics.  I thought it was quite apt for this adorable, happy little pair!

My little 'Love Bag' is dripping with gorgeous Hobby House products - I still pinch myself that I'm so very lucky to be on the DT.  They're products are of such a high quality and so beautiful to use!

Embellishments used on my little bag are:
HH Lace

I'd love for you to pop on over to the Challenge to see the beautiful creations of my Teamies and, of course, to enter your fabulous makes whilst you're there :)  Looking forward to seeing your creations again this month!

I'd like to enter into the following:
A Creative Romance - Show us some Love
Aud Sentiments Challenge - #99 Sharing the Love
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #244 Love/Valentines
Delightful Challenges - Anything but a Card (Love Theme)
Incy Wincy Designs - Jan 26th - Ribbon and Pearls
MilkCoffee Challenge - Valentine's/Love
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #48 Use Ribbon and/or Lace

Thanks so much for popping by today!
Hugs xx