Sunday 29 June 2014

Guess who was 30?? No..... not me!!

Hi Ladies

Hope you're having a lovely Sunday - the sun is shining here, so it's a happy day!

I thought I'd show you the card I made for my daughter was had her big 3-0 birthday this week..  she loves mint and lilac colouring...  so that was easy!  I used another of my Di's Digi Downloads images (I DO love these)..  this time it is Wendy's Birthday Cake...  I love how the icing on the cake came out with the glitter and shading.

Image: Di's Digi Downloads - Wendy's Birthday Cake
Colouring: Copics
Dies: Lil' Inkers Stitched Squares, Lil' Inkers Stitched Hearts, Lil' Inkers Stitched Scalloped Border
Memory Box numbers
Doodlebug Designs Enamel Dots
Paper: My Minds Eye Lime Twist (her favourite paper pad!)
Ribbon, Button and Glitter from stash

I fancied up the inside too..  you can just about see it on this photo... 

She loved her card - her birthday was on Thursday as she'd taken a few days off, we enjoyed a lovely lunch together in York...  and her birthday still is carrying on today as she's enjoying a day with her friends..  well....  30 is worth celebrating isn't it??  LOL!  Here's a photo Barry took on the day..  sorry to my Facebook friends as you've already seen it...  

Big hugs to all and Happy Crafting..

Thursday 26 June 2014

Good Enough to Eat!

Hi all

It's time again for another challenge at In The Pink - and as we have an 'eating' type theme... I decided to go with a cupcake chef digi image..

It's a relatively simple card (which seem to be my speciality - maybe it's because I'M relatively simple too!)

Materials Used:
Image: Di's Digi Downloads - Wendy's Cupcakes
Colouring - Copics
Dies: Lil' Inkers Stitched Squares and Stitched Hearts,  Paper Smooches Birthday Words
Enamel Dots - Doodlebug Designs
Ribbon, Button and Glitter from Stash

Hope you like what I've done with this little lady...  and that you'll also pop over to In The Pink to see what the lovely Pink Ladies have come up with to tempt you!

Big Hugs and Happy Crafting

Monday 23 June 2014

Paper Nest Dolls time

Hi Peeps...

Short and sweet post today as you've probably heard quite enough from me lately!

Today I'm sharing a DT card for The Paper Nest... this is Avery Bouquet and she's available HERE.

Now I always think these fabulous images are quite strong in character...  so they can carry the vibrant colours I've used on this one.  

I've used a paper from Doodlebug Design..  with colours I'd never normally choose to use..  but I think it went OK... yes?

The only die used is from Lil' Inkers and is their Oval Stax.

Do pop over to THE PAPER NEST to join in with the new challenge... there are images to be won and there's lots of fabulous inspiration from the other Dolls on the DT.

There...  it DEFINITELY was short and sweet!

Big hugs to all

Saturday 21 June 2014

Prom Princess


Hi Peeps

Today my DT card is for the new launch at All Dressed Up.. there are four fabulous new images (more about later) and I chose to use  Prom Princess - as she's so tall and elegant (not at all like me!!)

Materials used:
Image: All Dressed Up Prom Princess
Colouring: Copics
Paper: LOTV Nitwits Shabby Shack
Dies: Oval Nestie, Dienamics Fishtail Banner
Stampin Up Scalloped Edge Punch
Sentiment: done on PC
Small Flower punch, gems and glitter from stash

Here are the fabulous new images:

3 Little Summer Girls 

Best Teacher Ever

Cheeky Monkey

Prom Princess

How great are they ? to purchase any of the images please head on over to the Shop.

Don't forget our current challenge  theme is to use Ribbon .... some of these images would be perfect for the challenge theme don't you think?   Plus if you enter, you are in with a chance of winning 3 images of your choice !  Also don't forget to stop by our Facebook Group to share your All Dressed Up creations & chat to fellow crafters. 

Now...  I'm scheduling this post to appear later today...  as we're off out for a picnic somewhere nice.... not decided where yet - but it's such a beautiful day - and it's the longest day too.. so we need to make the most of it!  No doubt I'll show you pics of where we got to later! 

Happy Crafting All
Big hugs

Thursday 19 June 2014

A little tale...

Hi Ladies

Today's card is my card for Sugar Nellie..  and I warn you, it is picture heavy!  I tried to take photos from all angles, to give you more of an idea of the effect... but still the 3D doesn't show up as well as it does IRL.   But hopefully it'll show you some of the depth.

I used The Story Teller for this card... it's available in digi at the moment..  and so it's perfect for colouring with Copics/Promarkers... in fact any alcohol marker.  I printed the image out twice, then fussy cut the toadstools and the fairy wings on the second.  Oooh ouch.... I do hate cutting through fairy wings - I always feel so mean!  

Only one tiny die was involved in this card... mainly my trusty guillotine..  and my favourite Martha Stewart fine scissors - then some 3D glue pads.  

Paper: LOTV Bonnets and Bowties
Colouring: Copics V000, V01, V04, V93, Prismacolour pencils for grass, 
White Sharpie Poster Marker Pen
Organza Ribbon, Gems and Glitter from Stash
PTI Label Die and Stamp

Hope you like....

The weather was fabulous yesterday...  We took a trip to Harrogate in the morning then spent the afternoon hedge and lawn cutting....  today I need a rest - but I hope the sun stays with us!

Big hugs and Happy Crafting Girls
Thanks for taking the time to drop by and say hello..

Thursday 12 June 2014

Flower Garden at In The Pink


Hi Peeps

Today I'm here with my card for the new Flower Garden Challenge over at In The Pink..    and we're getting all summery at The Pink Palace... so our challenge requires the use of flowers..

Now I know you'll all fall off your chairs seeing I've actually USED FLOWERS on my card (not even die cut ones)... but I do have a box of them in my stash... so I thought I'd dig them out and dust them off! LOL!  I'm not known for my use of  floral embellies...  it's a struggle to know just where to put them!  Think I got it right though....

Card Recipe:
Image - Wee Stamps Ruby
Papers - Maja Design Coffee in the Arbour
Colouring - Copics
Dies: Go Kreate Frilly #6, Memory Box Elegant Scrollwork
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Seam Binding Lace and glitter from stash

I'm trying to improve my hair colouring at the moment..  however, it's a struggle..  I'm not the most patient of people!  Someone once bought me a fridge magnet that said 'Lord grant me patience, but grant it me NOW!'  That's me!  So I want my hair colouring to be perfect... NOW!  I think I may enrol for the class with Alyce over at Kit and Clowder.

We're off out for a picnic today (not decided quite where yet..)...  and to pick up a little something sparkly that's been on order from a jewellers for me... so I'm excited!

Big hugs and Happy Crafting

Monday 9 June 2014

I never could manage two roller skates at once!...

Hi All

Hope you're all well and enjoying the bit of sunshine we had over the weekend!  I managed to get my pots planted on Friday about three weeks later than I would normally do them..  but at last, their all ready for the summer!  (What summer do I hear?)

Grab Our Badge!

Today it's the turn of Paper Nest Dolls for my DT card..  and I have used Roller Skating Avery available HERE.   I always wanted to skate when I was a girl.... but like I said in the title, could never get the hang of the balancing bit!!  Nothing changed there then..

So.... a summer image deserves summer colours... yes?  I took my colour choice from the fabbie Doodlebug Designs Sugar Shoppe paper..  and also gave her some pink hair to match her lollipop!!  I used my Copics of course...

I fussy cut and 3D'd the image..  onto a panel that I'd embossed using a Crafts Too Embossing folder.  The border was done using a Memory Box Contempo Circle Border die, then I used an MFT Dienamics Rounded Banner Stax tab finished off with a button and some twine.

I did use some glossy accents on her skates and lollipop - and some glitter on the latter too  - yes... I had to have my glitter fix!

I hope you'll pop over to the Paper Nest Dolls blog and see what the other Dollies have come up with... you're bound to be inspired..... then as our challenge is Anything Goes, join in the fun!  If you use a Paper Nest Dolls image, you could be in for a lovely prize!

 A big hello to my newest followers..  thank you for joining me and for any comments you may leave.... they do mean such a lot..

Big Hugs....

Saturday 7 June 2014

Is this Christine's blog??????

Hi all...

Yes...... you are at the right blog...... it IS me...  with my second gents card this year!  This one was sent to my eldest brother this week ...   Isn't it so difficult to find cards in the shops for men that don't feature a yacht, or a golf club, or a steam train... etc!

So... I decided to make my own (see? I generally always buy cards for men!) and then decided simple was best - so here's my effort!  I used the stamp from Clearly Besotted In The Frame set (though I did the Happy Birthday sentiment on the computer as there isn't a HB in the pack).  A bit of starry masculine type paper..  and some kraft card, finished with some doodling - and it was done.

And no doubt I'll be returning to pink land soon!

Hope you are all having a good weekend..
Big hugs 

Thursday 5 June 2014

Lil' Sweetpea...


Hi Ladies...

Today I'm here to share my Sugar Nellie card.  Meet Lil' Sweetpea... isn't she just so cute? 

Materials Used:
Image - Sugar Nellie Lil' Sweetpea
Colouring: Copics and Promarkers
Papers: Maja Design
Dies: Nestabilities rectangle and MFT Fishtail Banner
Sentiment: LOTV Set 26
Glitter, Glossy Accents (on ladybirds), Lace and Trimming from stash

It's a short and sweet post today......  you've heard a lot from me lately and I don't want to rattle on and get boring..  

I'm off to the hairdressers later to get my grey streak 'dealt with' (in other words my roots done!)...  then I'll feel all youthful again!! hehe!

Big hugs to all and Happy Crafting

Monday 2 June 2014

Use some BLING! (Soooooooo easy for me!! hehe)...


Hi Peeps... 

I'm here (yet again do I hear you say?)....  with another All Dressed Up card.... this time it's for our 'USE SOME BLING' challenge - which you can find HERE.  This challenge will run until 15 June - so you have plenty of time to enter.  Now as you know, I LOVE my bling.... so this one was easy for me!

For my card I decided to use Twinkle Toes - which is available as a freebie if you join our Facebook group HERE.  It's a fun group - with plenty going on and lots of friendly people - why don't you give it a try?

Materials Used:
Image: All Dressed Up Twinkle Toes
Colouring: Copics and Promarkers
Paper: LOTV Nitwits - Bonnets and Bowties
Sentiment: LOTV Set 26
Embossing Folder: Swiss Dots
Dies: Circle Nestie, MFT Fishtail Banner
Glitter and Gems

I'm really please with how this one turned out...  you know the feeling?  Some go well, and some don't!!

Head on over to the All Dressed Up Blog to see what the other lovely ladies of the Design Team have come up with.....  there are some fabulous creations and I'm sure you'll be inspired to join in.

Don't forget though - to enter our challenge with the chance of winning some digi images, you MUST use an All Dressed Up image or paper on your entry.

I'm off out for lunch with a good friend today.. looking forward to a good natter and a catch up!

Big hugs and Happy Crafting

Sunday 1 June 2014

Scrap n'Art Magazine publication

Hi Peeps.... Me again!

Today, I want to share with you yet another All Dressed Up image card which I've been lucky enough to have been published in the latest issue of the Scrap n' Art online magazine.  

Scrap n' Art is an electronic magazine packed with articles, tutorials and inspiration all the paper crafter and has a reader base of over 20,000. 

Wendy Burns and three brand new, exclusive All Dressed Up images are being featured in the current issue plus several of the design team have submitted projects.

The three exclusive digis are:

Princess for a Day
I Love My Teddy

  Too Good to Eat
These three digital images are currently available only by subscribing to Scrap n' Art. Your subscription entitles you to a monthly magazine for $24/year or you can try it for $5 for one month and you can access tutorials, inspiration, editorials and downloads.

For my card, I used Sweetie Pie - she can be found be found here!  I think she has to be my favourite All Dressed Up image (yes, Ok, I know I say that about each one... but they are all so gorgeous!)... however, I have used this little lady on my blog banner..  cos I love her so much!

Image: All Dressed Up - Sweetie Pie
Colouring Medium : Copics
Paper: Dotty - Lori Whitlock Maggie Digi Paper, Bazzil Pink
Dies: Spellbinders Square, Cheery Lyn B152 Miniature Rose
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
Enamel Dots: Stampin Up Bright Candy

Hope you're having a lovely weekend...  I enjoyed my day yesterday promoting the local childrens' hospice lottery... I got lots of people to sign up which really made my day!

Big hugs and Happy Crafting..... and thank you to all of you that take the time to leave a little comment...  you really need to know how much that is appreciated