Saturday, 31 October 2009

Frilly Friendship for Christmas!

I had a lovely crafty session with a friend yesterday evening via webcam... {i don't know what i'd do without it, i only have 1 crafty friend who lives sort of near to me, so this is like a lifeline to my far away mates}... anyways enough of my sad life lol
She found a super 'sketch' over at Crafty Catz.
I choose to turn it 90° clockwise as i had already coloured an image
which is the Greetings Farm, I coloured with a smudge of distress ink and then copic'ed.
{sorry for the glare in the pic.. had to use the flash as the light is very poor and i've not worked out how to edit in PSP yet!!}

I added a bit of sparkle with my clear sepia pen and some frosted lace stickles.
I framed the 'nestie'd image with gorgeous lace and finished off with some paper roses and a pin i made myself and a punched out circle i stamped the greeting onto.
The papers are DCWV and BG and the sentiment stamp is Magnolia.
This card also fits the Fun with Shapes challenge which is 'Borders and frames' this week and Simon Says Stamp with the theme 'All that Sparkles'.
Thanks for looking and have a fab weekend... i'm off this morning to a 'Sincerely Yours' craft fair in Taunton, it's only a small one but Oyster stamps are gonna be there and i love that shop he he
♥ HUGZ ♥

Thursday, 29 October 2009

An al'white' card!

It's just as well The Sugar Bowl is fortnightly or else I'd of been pretty late with my entry..
I finally managed to find a bit of time this week to do a spot of the old crafting...
...where are the days flying off too i do wonder!
Kathy provided the fab sketch with the added prompt to use 'Lace'
Colour Create had 'all white' as the chosen colour this time round.. or should that be non colour!
This was actually harder than i thought, trying to think of ways to make the white 'pop' so i had to add a teeny tiny bit of colour just to define the edges or else it would of looked pants! Hope it still counts!
I was going to leave the image very bare, put a slight wash of antique linen distress ink over the entire thing.. but it looked too bare so i used a couple of my lightest copic colours over the top and it turned out really pretty i think... i may just have to colour in this way again as i really like the muted tones.
I finished by adding a coat of my new rock candy crackle paint to the image {although the pic doesn't really show it very well} i also added some of the rock candy stickles to the snowflake and that too looks very subtle but very cool.
This card also fits in with the Creative Card Crew theme this week which is 'snowflakes'
& Winter Wonderland which has an 'open theme'
Thanks for taking the time to stop by...
♥ HUGZ ♥

Friday, 23 October 2009

A Friend for Always!

Artistic Stamper CT meets A Spoon full of Sugar.

I found a great sketch over at a spoon full of sugar and having just coloured one of the gorgeous Mabel images {available @ The Artistic Stamper} there was no excuse not to join in.
Now i know this may shock some of you but i didn't.. i repeat i didn't use copics...
I know I know totally unheard of! lol
Instead i had a play with watercolour paper and my marvy leplume II pens that had been gathering dust from lack of use.
I have to admit the image i used was not the first, or fact it was about the 3 or 4th attempt to get it right without bleeding and bad skin colouring.. but i got there in the end.
I used my label nesties which i distressed with sandpaper, and embellished with some of my scrunch blooms and an L-Em leaf punch.
Hope you like it, and thanks for stopping by.
♥ HUGZ ♥

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Designer Flowers...Minxy Style!

There seems to be a real trend of DIY flowers at the moment so i decided to have a go myself..
I wanted to make mine solely with tissue paper and see how they came out.. but wasn't sure if i had any, Then i remembered i had some old clothes patterns from my altered art stash and figured that would do the job just as well, if not better as i like to make things my own {not the norm!}
Ah voila.. Scrunch Blooms were born..

Not having any decent flower punches i remembered the fab set of 'Flower Power' stamps from the Artistic Stamper.. just the job.
I stamped and cut out i don't know how many flowers.. The blooms above are large while 'the designer collection' and others are medium in size.
As you can see i did manage to find some normal tissue papers, and the effect is just as good.
Some have distress inked edges, while others a bit of glitter or shimmer {not that it shows in the pic!!!} Your only limited by your imagination!
Who needs designer when you can make um yourself!!!
OK OK so i know we all still need the designer names like Prima... i was kidding... but the great thing is that you can add in your prima's and make um even more lush!

Right i've showed you my bloomers... now its back to making the cards for them to embellish!
♥ HUGZ ♥

Sunday, 18 October 2009

'Easel'y does it now!

Ok i know yet another bad easel pun but i just couldn't help myself!..sorry :0)
Another 3 challenges met with this card...Stamp With Fun provided me with the fab 'sketch', Everybody Art's prompt was to use 'Shapes or Punches' and Fun with Shapes and More was to 'Make a Christmas card but not using the traditional colours'.
I think i managed to tick all the boxes for each challenge.
I coloured Anya with copics, adding some glitter and flock to give a bit more dimension.. i have to say I do love the flocked look.
I used my fab MS icicles punch and cut the flakes on the slice.. finishing touches were plastic flakes and a flake charm. Oh yeah and the flake papers were DCWV..
I think if there was a snowflake challenge i'd of nailed it with this card lol
Thanks for visiting, come back any time.. i like visiters.. oh and don't forget i have candy on offer :0)
♥ HUGZ ♥

Saturday, 17 October 2009

"Easel"y done!

You guess it it by the bad pun title that i've created another easel card..

Again i managed to cover 3 challenges..Cupcake Craft has the theme 'Stitching & Buttons'... Crafty Creations has the theme 'Blue' {yeah i know my cards not all blue but it does have blue in it so i'm hoping that counts!!!} And The Greetings Farm is 'No Frills'

I used one of my much awaited 'My Guy Ians'

I grabbed a load of bits from the bit box to create this one..

I just adore these Ians...Miss Anya is a lucky girl lol
I coloured him with the usual copics..i'm chuffed that i actually managed to make the jeans look like proper jeans and not a blue blury mess..
The zip stamp is another one of my own design & making, which i coloured in with a copper krylon pen. I also hand made the little shooting stars with some beads and head pins.
Thanks for stopping by.
♥ HUGZ ♥

Friday, 16 October 2009

A Trio of Challenges

My friend Claire wanted to have a go at making an Easel card... I'd never even heard of them b4 but she sent me a link and after seeing the samples i figured how hard could it be!

Too simple is the answer but the results are just stunning in my opinion.. and you'll defiantly be seeing more of them from me.

I included 2 pics as I've still not learnt how to use my flash camera to get the best pic!!!

I used my most favourite 'Guardian Angel' gorjuss for Totally Gorjuss's 1st ever challenge.. there theme being 'Pink'... the fab Sketch is one by Caryn over at A Spoon Full of Sugar... and as i used my fav embellishments of paper flowers and pretty ribbon i entered it in this weeks Paper Play Challenge too!
Thanks for stopping by...
...and if you didn't already know i still have candy on offer!
{see top of blog}
♥ HUGZ ♥

Thursday, 15 October 2009


With the theme of 'Scallops' this week over at Creative Card Crew how could i resist not joining in ... especially as i had the perfect project in mind!
Come halloween my partners parents house gets about 50 kids trick or treating so i thought i'd help with the prep work by making a whole stash of fun treat tags for the goody bags she makes.
The little spider stamp i used on the tags is one I designed and made myself... i know its pretty simple but i think it works!
I also decided to have a bit of fun with one of my miss anyas and an old jam jar!
This anya was totally inspired by one i had seen coloured by my friend Tasha with green hair.. i decided to go one further and make her a real witch!

I think the little skull finishes it off a treat..
Thanks for stopping by
♥ HUGZ ♥

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Sugar Bowl & Sunday Stamper

Sugar Bowl time again and this week the sketch is by Tiets with the added prompt of 'Christmas'
Also my friend Hels has a new Sunday Stamper Challenge today which is 'Circles'
I finally got around to cutting up some of my 12x12 MemoryStor® papers, i took one of each designs {which was goodness knows how many as there were 300 papers in the pack} and cut them into 6x6, i ended up with a nice 2 and a 1/2 inch pile of lush little papers.. so decided to use some on this card!
I coloured my Gorjuss with copics and added a bit of glitz to her dress, and to ted,
with my clear spica. I mounted them onto a label nestie die-cut, I also cut a mini label for the wording {which was from a 99p clear stamp set}. Some pretty flowers and holly leaves, a bit of lace and a couple of christmas lights from my stash put the finishing touches to the card.
Thanks for visiting.. Come back again soon x
♥ HUGZ ♥

Friday, 9 October 2009


Now i dont usually make halloween cards but seeing as so many of my fav challenges had the theme how could i say no!

Pile it on: 3 Dimentional {My web and pumpkin have dimention, not to mention the bottle top BOO and bat buttons}
Oct Stamper challenge on the JS Forum : Dark/Spooky
Challenge 13 'Pumpkins' over at Copic Creations {i used Y17,YR04,YR07,YG67 & E37}
Simon Say Stamp all had the 'Halloween' theme too. Oh and not forgetting Cuttlebug challenge where i got to use my fabby web embossing folder as they also have Halloween/Fall as the theme!
Do you think thats enought challenges for one card!!!
Thanks for visiting.. and don't forget to enter my candy draw!
♥ HUGZ ♥

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Sweet and Simple!

I should of blogged this before now but i just haven't had a spare minute..
this is my entry for Cute Card Thursday.. just in time b4 their new challenge tomorrow.. anyways.. the theme was 'A Pinch and a Punch'
... translated meaning 1st's.. like first kiss, first date, first birthday... you get the picture..
I liked the idea of first date so went with that.

I used a dressy miss anya and an SN manga boy both coloured with copics.. i think they make a cute couple, don't you! The birdy stamps are my free CI ones for subbing to Craft Stamper last month.
♥ HUGZ ♥

Saturday, 3 October 2009


And in the spirit of the day i have decided to give away a little candy!
See top of blog!
And as it is card making day.. here are the 2 i've made..

I'm entering both in the Spoon full of sugar challenge #71 which is 'Christmas'

And also entering this one in the Creative Card Crew#30 'Sparkles' as her wings are pretty bling and the snowflakes have been stickled! And i just remembered that the sketch i used was Stamp with Fun challenge!
Thanks for dropping by and good luck with the candy!
♥ HUGZ ♥

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Puppy Love!

Another day, another challenge card... I tell ya if it wasn't for all the fab blogs out there with their weekly prompts i don't think i'd ever get a card made!
This time i managed to join in with 3 of saturdays challenges
'Our Creative Corner' the prompt Monochromatic Madness
I chose classic black and white.
'The Secret Crafter' was Animal Antics, and for this i used 'hugs to share' one of the brand new range of Mabel Lucie Attwell stamps now available @ The Artistic Stamper and lastly 'Sketch Saturday'.

I'm still very much learning to colour with the black and gray copics.. but practice can only make you better so i keep on trying lol I've only just noticed but i managed to make this card with not one single patterned paper.. that has to be a first! Instead i used a piece of embossed textured card and lots of black soot distress ink!

Oh i see Papertake Weekly has the colour prompt Black -White + one.. and seeing as there is a tiny bit of green on my card i thought i'd enter that one too lol

{materials used: textured card, black soot distress ink, ek border punch, prima flowers, other flowers from my stash, black glitz brads, black lace, acrylic tag and label maker}

♥ HUGZ ♥