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!

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Sugar, Spice and Betty Boots have arrived!! NEW Digi Release

Hiya lovely peeps! I hope you're all keeping well and ship-shape! 

I have a couple of fabby, brand new, shiny, digi images to share with you all today!! Woohooo!!!

I was so excited to be asked to join in on this gorgeous new release of 
and, of course, I jumped at the chance!  I absolutely adore these fab, fun images!!  

The two creations I'm about to share with you all feature the very cute, Sugar ..... however, there are more digis available, which feature both Sugar AND Spice, along with the gorgeous new release of 

You can find the whole array of these brand spanking new digis at That Craft Place Ltd's Etsy Store HERE
Firstly I'd like to introduce 'Sugar Frosted' ........
Isn't she just AMAZING!!!  I love the fact that these images allow you to be as creative and adventurous as you dare to be!  I coloured Sugar Frosted up with Prismacolor Pencils and went for non-traditional Christmas colours (as you can tell lol).  The sentiment can also be found from That Craft Place Ltd and, of course, I coloured it up to match Sugar Frosted :)

Now to introduce 'Love from Sugar'......
Also coloured up with Prismacolors :)

Don't forget to head on over to That Craft Place Ltd to see ALL of the new releases!  You can also grab yourself a discount by joining in on That Craft Place Natter & Chatter page on fb!

Hope to see you there and thanks for popping by here today!
Big hugs xx

Friday, 22 August 2014

Cupid's Little Helper

Hi Everyone! Happy Friday to you all!

I'm here today to share with you my LAST project as a DT member for the fabulous Mi Ran of Artbymiran!  With so much going on in my personal life at the moment, I took the really difficult decision to step down from her fabulous DT! I feel her beautiful images should be showcased to the fullest but, alas, for the time being anyway, I just simply don't have the time to be able to do them justice and feel it's only right to step away for a little while.  
So, a massive THANK YOU goes out to Mi Ran for being so brilliant to work for and to the fabulous Artbymiran DT girls! You Rock!!

So, for Challenge 13, which, as always, is ANYTHING GOES using a hand coloured image, I have created with the very sassy Cupid's Little Helper who takes centre stage in this cute little shadow box!
I coloured this little cutie in Prismacolors and thought the cute little sentiment from Create with TLC was perfect for her!
I bought the wooden shadow box from Wilkinsons, painted it black and adhered patterned paper from my stash onto the inside 'walls' of the box, along with adding a couple of gorgeous flowers from WOC on the inside.  The little bead heart was 'painted' black with a Copic pen.
A little side view just to show the dimension on this cute box.
I attached the gorgeous pearl string from the Hobby House around the edge and popped the little white hearts to each corner.  Added a couple more flowers to the edge and the cute little diecut banner from Joanna Sheen and voila!! All done :)

I hope you will join Mi Ran and her fabulous DT girls in the Challenge this time!
Good Luck and Big Hugs to you all!

I would like to enter into the following:
Divas by Design - Pretty Pearls
Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenge - #92 - Anything Goes
Natalie and Amy's Challenge - #23 - Die Cuts and Flowers
Paper Pretties - #324 - White/Black/+1

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Day 3 - Whimsy Stamps GRAND BLOG HOP

Hi everyone & a huge welcome to the ...
Whimsy Stamps August release BLOG HOP!

The Whimsy Stamps DT and GDT have been sharing some amazing creations made with the new August release stamps and dies over the last couple of days, and today we are celebrating their release with a GRAND BLOG HOP! 

The hop starts today (Wednesday August 6th at 12.00PM noon ET) and ends on Friday August 8th at 12.00pm noon ET. If you would like to hop along with us today, please CLICK HERE to start the hop at Iris's blog. Here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:

PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop! To enter the draw, simply leave a comment HERE and at EVERY stop along the hop by 12.00pm noon on Friday August 8th. 

 For today's project, I have inked up this beautiful image by Crissy Armstrong called 
' A Girl and Her Pumpkin'.
I coloured this gorgeous girl in Prismacolor Pencils and chalked the background.  The beautiful papers are Emerald Isle by M R Designs.  I added cheesecloth between the layers and some twine to my little flower buttons.  The acorns and acorn shell came from a little nature walk with my little boy - left over from a school project he had to complete last year.  I know they're not from the sycamore tree .... but they do add more texture :)

Here's a little close up of this beautiful stamp
I feel very honoured and have thoroughly enjoyed participating as a GDT in this fabulous hop! 
So now it's time for you to continue today's hop! Don’t forget to leave a comment at every stop along the hop to be entered into the draw to win a $25 gift certificate. 

 Thanks so much for visiting today. 
Happy hopping!

Monday, 4 August 2014

Day 1 - Whimsy Stamps Blog Hop

Hiya Everyone and Welcome to Day 1 of the ...
Whimsy Stamps August rubber stamp and die release!
Over the next 3 days we will reveal the new August 2014 Whimsy Stamps products. Whimsy is releasing 11 new red rubber stamps/stamp sets and 3 coordinating die/die sets this week, and they will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and selected Whimsy Stamps retailers on Wednesday. 

I am so thrilled to be a Guest Designer for this release alongside Hellen Pearce, Sheri Willshire and Tabbatha Sandoval.  
PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop! The lucky winner will be drawn from the comments left on today’s design team posts (listed below), so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment at every stop along the hop to be entered into the draw. Today we are excited to show you the brand new Elisabeth Bell, Time for Tea Designs and SC Design stamps being released this month. For a full reveal of these stamps, check out the Whimsy blog

 For today's project, I have inked up this fabulous image called 'Cupcake' from Time for Tea Designs

 Isn't she just so super cute?
I coloured Cupcake up with a mixture of Copics and Prismacolor pencils.
I decided to dress up an MDF tag using papers, lace and ribbon from my stash. The beautiful flowers and flat backed acrylic flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts.

So now it's time for you to continue today's hop! Don’t forget to leave a comment at every stop along the hop to be entered into the draw to win a $15 gift certificate:

Be sure to visit the Whimsy blog again tomorrow for the second day of sneak peeks. Thanks so much for visiting today. Happy hopping!