Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Digital meets handmade 2

Firstly welcome new follower Tanja. I hope to see you across on your blog too but it wouldn't work for me earlier when I tried, but I will try again soon.

Well Teresa was right on my last digital meets handmade post when she said that because I like making this style of card, I would make more - here they are.


This time I have not focussed on the botanical theme but extended it to include more grungy, vintage elements and a wider variety of stamps and embellishments. Again there is a mixture of digital and handmade elements to these 2 examples and I think of them more as pieces of art than cards, but that's what is so exciting in creating something new isn't it? 
















Hope you like these too Teresa.

I am  really looking forward to tomorrow as I have booked a workshop with Hels Sheridan at The Stamp Attic in Wantage and I am gonna spend the day playing with distress inks and make 15 tags with 15 different techniques - how cool is that?? I've even booked another in October, again with Hels, which is gonna be a mix of 10 second studios metal, studio 490 stamps, idea-ology and apparently alot of know how, oooh just can't wait.

Have a good week everyone.

Luv B xxxx


Challenges to have fun with -
Gingersnap Creations 68 - Red and black  - both of these include the colours needed
Creative Belli - Round and metal  - the first has a large metal dome which is not a brad
Flutterby Wednesday - Open  - the first one has butterflies on which meets challenge requirements
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Distressing  - both of these cards have been edged with distress inks
Paper Cutz - use metal  - the first one has two metal embellishments, including the star paper clip
Craft Your Days Away - With wings  -  the first one has butterflies on it
Stampin Sisters - use metal  -  there are 2 metal embellishments on the first card
Cupcake Craft - Let's get digital  - both of these cards have been digitally designed by me and embellishments added.
Die Cut Dreams - Soft shades vintage  -  the backing designs for these cards were created using very pastel colours and they are both vintage in origin.

Monday, 30 August 2010

New Baby Card

Happy Bankholiday Monday to you all. If you are blogging and crafting I can only assume the weather where you are is not that good.

Anyway - I got a text last Thursday morning from a second cousin (well I think that's what you call your cousin's child????) to tell us that his partner had just given birth to a new baby boy. We knew he was on his way and that he would be called George but I hadn't thought about a card for him. I had seen a great sketch at CCEE stampers that gave me the impression of quilting so I used it to make this card.



I used papers from my box of bits and printed the fab horse which was a freebie from Becky's Place and coloured it in with Promarkers. I used a nesties die to cut it out and edged it with tumbled glass and faded jeans before hitting the whole thing with the sewing machine. Boy was I pleased with the result. The sentiment I made in Word and printed onto some of the patterned paper. Even if I say it myself - it's not bad eh?

Hint - check back on Thursday for more sewing and be prepared for the next MAWTT challenge.

Hope you bankholiday weekend has been going well. I had hoped for at least and end of summer feel to the weather , instead it's been more like mid autumn. Can it improve to an Indian Summer we ask????? Hope so.

Take care. Luv B xxxx

Challenges to have fun with -
CCEE Stampers - Sketch
Kah Wink E Dink - Birthday
Part Time Tuesdays - Birthday card for a child
CRAFT challenge - Milestone birthdays  (Being born has to be the first milestone doesn't it?)
Pixie Dust Studio - Stitching
Meljen's Designs - Happy Birthday
Paper Makeup Stamps - Birthday Card
Crafty Emma's - Anything goes

Sunday, 29 August 2010

OSAAT Girly theme

Hi readers, hope you are having a great Bankholiday Sunday

This week the challenge over at OSAAT can be either a 'Girly' theme or use a photo for inspiration, or of course you could combine to two if you want to.




The sponsor this week is KennyK and the winner will receive 3 digis of their choice. KennyK images are becoming increasingly popular so go take a look at the designs and also pop over to the OSAAT challenge blog to see how the DT have used their images for the theme this week. I can assure you there are lots of lovely creations to peek at.



My card this week uses KennyK's 'Drama Queen' and it immediately told me I needed to use bright and girly colours. I found the backing paper in a pad from Papercraft 4 You and used it for my colour inspiration. I used the bright pink dotty paper because I feel it gives it the dramatic look and helps make the image pop out more. It's quite a cas card for me but you will notice I have added a bit of distress inks - couldn't resist it.

I used ptomarkers for the colouring in and added some stickles on the fluffy part of the jacket. I have only added two embellishments, one is a clip I had in a box and the other I made.

I am not going to add all the materials and name the papers and colours to my posts as it takes a long time to do and I am not sure it adds real value to it. But if there is something you want to know anytime don't hesitate to contact me and I will do my best to answer.

Please remember to keep an eye open for the special challenge at OSAAT coming up in September where we will be hoping to raise awareness of, and hopefully some funds for, autism and Cameron.

Enjoy the rest of the day and have a good week ahead.

Luv B xxxx

Challenges to have fun with -
Stamp with fun  -  Card for a girl
Wild Orchid Challenges -  Make it sparkle
Creative Card Crew  -  Sparkle and Shine
Your Next Stamp  -  Bold, bright, summery colours.
Lili of the Valley  -  Dotty about circles
Bee Crafty - Anything goes
Crafty Emma's - Anything goes
Oh Alice - Girly theme

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Halloween inspired

Hi All


This card has come about after making lots of pieces of blended batik and I just loved this heart piece. There is a great sketch over at Inspiration Card Sketches that I wanted to have a go at and the theme at Gingersnap Creations is red and black, so I decided to combine the two to create this card. Because there was black in it I decided to follow the Halloween theme but it's a bit early for it really.The little witch is from my downloads at the Shabby Princess, papers are from my box of bits and the heart stamp is Creative Expressions. If you still haven't tried the blended batik technique - don't forget it's described by TH in his book the Compendium of Curiosities.

Have a fab weekend.

B xx

Challenges to have fun with -
Gingersnap Creations - Red and Black
Inspirational Card Sketch - Sketch
Wild Orchid - Make it sparkle (Stickles used on edges of papers)
Mixed Media Monday - Seeing Red
Digi Doodle Shops Best - So distressing

Friday, 27 August 2010

Digital meets handmade

Hi Everyone

Yet another post from me today, you can tell I haven't had to work this week can't you?

Some of you may have this paper, but I have loved it for ages and not wanted to use it. I just love the design, mixing different media, it really attracts me. I also came across a post by Betsy Veldman at Moxie fab World where Betsy talks about a new trend of botanical collage.

The materials she shows and two cards she made inspired me to experiment and I came up with these.



I really like them, I know I still have a long way to go, but I enjoy playing in photoshop and mixing images together, which is what I have done with the papers and butterflies (and these are all freebies I have downloaded from the net by the way). I have then pieced papers together and overlapped them , printed over the top, coloured in with promarkers and added my own embellishments.


  I have kept to the botanical theme for these two, but I think I will experiment more with other styles and stamps.

Hope you likeeee.  B xxxx

Woo Hoo blog awards are running wild

Well another blog award this week, how lucky am I ??????

Thankyou Kathy for choosing me for this lovely blog award, what fun.



To qualify for this award I need to nominate 7 more people to give it to and tell you 7 facts about me. So, here goes  -

1. I love cats and have two of them. Since Ken and I got been married we have had 3 pairs of brothers, all male. Oh boy are they independent.
2. I have two fabulous kids, both left the nest and my son is married and we have 3 gorgeous grandaughters. (You will have seen pics if you have been following for a while).
3. I have 'retired' from teaching, having been a headteacher for 18 years I'd had enough stress and feeling tired so now I work part time as a school improvement partner. But with the new government that role could disappear by Easter. Oh well retirement could be on it's way.....
4. Ken and I got married on a Wednesday. An odd fact but I don't know anyone else married on that day. And it was a full white wedding.
5. Summer is my favourite season, I just love being warm.
6. I come from the St.Ives area in Cambridgeshire and have recently 'found' old school friends. Anyone else know that area?
7. Finding blogging and my art again has been great this year. I spend every hour I can playing and experimenting with paper, stamps, inks, colour and just anything I can get my hands on. My little office cum craft room is overflowing, goodness knows what will happen next. Oh well never mind.

Right 7 great bloggers to pass this on to -
Lisa, Heidi, Hazel, Shell - all my MAWTT team buddies who are great to be with and sooooo supportive.
Chris, Annette and Juls - who constantly keep me going with their encouragement.
Thanks girls.

Have a great end to the week especially if the weather improves.

Take care. Luv B xxx

CCC Week 11 Blended Batik

It's Friday and the weekend starts here. Mind you I haven't had to work this week so it's been great having time to catch up after our holiday. I can't believe we had thatday when it was up in the 50's and now it's rained nearly every day since getting home, but at least my garden didn't suffer too much while I was away.

I wonder if you spotted a sneak peek at this yesterday, as I was adding the photo ready for today I pressed the wrong button and instead of saving it I published it, but managed to get it back again, so off we go again............

Well I have missed taking part in the Compendium Of Curiosities challenge, but experimenting with the blended batik has made up for it. What a great technique. If you haven't tried it I do recommend you get hold of TH book and have a go at all the different things and pop on over to Studio 3 to see what wonderful creations other people are posting. So much inspiration out there. This week Simon Days Stamp and Show has a week dedicated to all things TH, so I was even more inspired to create this.




So here it is, I love the colours I have used and I have kept the layout very simple as I don't want to detract from the batik piece. The butterfly is from a necklace I picked up last year in primark. The clock is a TH salvage sticker with Idea-Ology game spinner and the ticket is the alterations die. Contact me if you want to know how I altered one of them so I could mount it on another colour. The batik, when viewed horizontally reminds me of an old wallpaper frieze. The stamp is a large foam one from QVC. (Please excuse the picture, I am experimenting in Photoshop and can't find a way to get different coloured backgrounds or soft edges  -  can it be done I ask???)

Have a great day.

Luv B xxxxx

Challenges to have fun witn -
Studio 3 - Blended Batik
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Tim Holtz Inspired
Create your days away challenge - With Wings
The Shabby Tea Room - A little bit of metal (the butterfly)
Crafty Cardmakers - Video inspiration, Lady GaGa (I hope my butterfly fits here with the mesh effect)
Inspiration Avenue - The power of words (I thought this card would be good for someone who has been poorly and will have a slow recovery, then it needs to be one step at a time)
The Craft Den Anything Goes  - Time
Flutterby Wednesday - Anything goes so long as there is a butterfly, fairy or angel on it.
ABC Challenge - B is for Blue
Paper Cutx - metal

Thursday, 26 August 2010

MAWTT challenge 61 - Autumn

Happy Thursday everyone

Right I am now back in the driving seat after having had a wonderful holiday with the family, with one day in the 50's. We were sweltering and I had a dip in the pool at least 6 times that day.

It seems to have taken me ages to both catch up with everyone and get creating again. But I have 2 cards today and both fit the MAWTT challenge where the talented Heidi has set the theme. Hopefully we are not at the end of summer yet but of course we are all beginning to think about autumn and all it brings. So Heidi is challenging us to use the theme/colours of autumn for our projects this week and to include a recipe - she would like to see 3 flowers, 2 papers and 1 ribbon. I have used these and in my first card I have also added 3 leaves.


I have used papers I downloaded free from the internet. I do recommend you go and take a look at The Shabby Princess where there are a huge number of digi sets that are absolutely free, they are gorgeous and whether you are into handmade or digital crafting they are well worth saving.

I used the 'Shabby Fall' set and overlaid the words onto the harlequin paper for the background and also used a paper with masked leaves on it. I added a ribbon from my collection, three skeleton leaves and Herbanella stick-on flowers. The edges have been glittered with gold stickles.

I needed 'Thankyou' cards this week so both can be used to give to friends. One for looking after my cats while we were away and the other to an old school friend whose party we went to on Saturday night.



This is my digital card where I have used the papers, elements and digital stamp to create the whole card. I then added another layer as decoupage to the birds and added stickles and sakura glitter pens to give it some more dimension. The silhouette perched birds was a freebie from Blackleaf. The papers and elements were from The Shabby Princess and the sentiment from Raindrop Echo.

Hope you like these. They are different to what I was doing before I went on holiday, but I have got to get myself back into the swing again.

Have a great end to the week and a fab weekend.

Luv B xxx

Challenges to play in.
Inspiration Avenue - The power of words.    Mine are all to do with autumn and what the season brings.
Mark's Finest Papers - Harvest.  Although not literally a harvest card this does use the colours and
                                                  words associated with harvest.
The Tree House Thursday Challenge  - Fall colours.  Fits perfectly.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Special Event 12th September

There is going to be a very special event at OSAAT on the 12th September when we will be hosting a charity challenge for the awareness of autism and especially one little boy called Cameron. There will be lots of prizes for this one and even some blog candy might be available. So keep watching here and the OSAAT challenge blog for more details.


Luv B xxx

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Another blog award


I can't believe I have received this award again. Thankyou Lisa, it doesn't matter how many times I receive it - each time it is special from that person, which means alot to me.

As I have already kept to the rules for receiving it and sent it onto 10 others I will keep this one all for myself. I think I will go and make a coffee and have a little treat with it. How good is that??

Have a great day Lisa and thankyou for being such a good blogging friend.

Luv B xxx

Monday, 23 August 2010

Blog Award received with pride

Hi to all my friends,

What a surprise to get two messages today and  find I have been given this award twice. How lovely to have blogging friends who think of you and what you do and take the time to let you know.


My thanks to Hazel and Kathy who have both thought of me today and made me feel special, you don't know how you have helped lift me today, thankyou so much.

Well there are conditions in receiving this award and things I need to do.

1. Thank the person that gave it to you - duly done above and on their blogs.

2. Post it with pride on your blog - again done above.

3. List 3 things you love about yourself - why is that always a difficult thing to do? Ok here goes - I love being a part of people's lives and giving where I can. I love my art and craft, having the time has rekindled a passion for experimenting, creating and designing. (Thanks Hazel for noticing it). I love that I am a very forgiving person and always look for the best in people and situations.

4. Post a picture you love.

I thought I would choose this one as it is Ken and I with two great friends, Margaret and Bill, taken last year.

5. Tag 5 other people for the award - I guess as I have received this award twice I should tag 10 others.
These are people whose blogs I visit regularly because they inspire me and because they encourage me in what I do. (And hey girls, I know I need to get over to you but I have been away on holiday and I am still catching up, but promise I will get you asap). I have purposefully chosen new people to those I gave an award to earlier in the year.
In no particular order -
RebekahNataliyaMargreetLorraineSarahZoeClareDebbyShell Josephine 

I am in the process of making again and will be posting two cards on Thursday for the DT on MAWTT challenge blog. In the meantime I will visit more of my friends and say hello.

Have a good week, enjoy all you do and take care.


Luv B xxxx

Thursday, 19 August 2010

25th Anniversary - MAWTT challenge 60

Hi everyone - wow do these Thursdays come around quickly.

But of course Thursday is a new challenge day over at MAWTT and this week the lovely Hazel has set the  theme - All That Glitters. No sketch to follow this week but with such a fab focus for creating glittery and shiny cards - who needs one?

The sponsor this week is my friend Stitchy from Stitchy Bear Stamps and I have used a digi that I won on a One Stitch at a Time challenge blog, before I became a DT member for them. It is called Miss Wings and I just love this cute bear with it's little wings, even my husband commented on what a great image it is (and he's never done that before!!!!), so it was great fun to colour her up and use it on this card. Do go take a peep at what she has in her store.


I made the card for some friends who have recently celebrated their 25th Wedding Anniversary and sadly we couldn't go to their celebration as we were on holiday, but we hope Donna and Jimmy had a wonderful party and wish them every happiness in their next 25 and more years together.

As you can see I have gone quite shiny and glittery with this card but I am so pleased with the effects. I started by choosing my DPs which set the colours for me and in many ways it is quite monotone. I have used a MS punch, Nestabilities labels 2, embellishments from my stash. The ticket is one from Lindsay's stamp stuff and I actually changed the words using Photoshop Elements so that it fitted for my card. I decorated the inside but kept it very simple to contrast with the outside. All the DPs and the ticket are edged with stickles and the wings, feet and ears on the image have been glittered. I also used stickles on the bubbles of the champagne.




Hope you like this one.

Luv B xxxx

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Precious punches - OSAAT challenge 26

Happy Sunday

That's why I'm easy
I'm easy like Sunday morning
I wanna be high, so high
I wanna be free to know
The things I do are right
I wanna be free                          
Just me, babe!

That's why I'm easy
I'm easy like Sunday morning             Lionel Ritchie

So how's your Sunday going, easy I hope and free to do the things you wanna do.

Well Sunday is OSAAT day and there's another great challenge for you to enter called Pack a Punch (not literally of course), but to use punches on your projects.  Today the challenge is sponsored by Ididitcreations who are going to give the lucky winner 3 digis of their choice.

The designers are using digis from the creators at Stitchy Bear Stamps so pop on over and take a look at their fabulous creations.



I have used a digi called 'Precious' by Beary Dust Stamps and it is a gorgeous image which I have loved to work with. Precious is standing in front of a fence so I wanted to give it a garden them and use my punches for the flowers, leaves and trellis.

I coloured her using promarkers and I punched the leaves on her hat and stamped and coloured the flower. The large rose flower I made using a MS edge punch and layered it round a circle of card. The little flowers are also a MS punch and a small one from my collection. The trellis is the MS punch that was a TSV at QVC a few weeks ago, I thought it fitted the bill perfectly as I don't have anything else that looks like one. I have used various stickles on edges and distress stickles on the centre of the pink flower. The backing paper is making memories boho chic pad.

Have a great day and a good week ahead.

Luv B xxx

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Follow your heart - limited resources

Hi everyone - hope your weekend is going well.

This is another of my cards I made whilst in Swanage with Mum at the beginning of the summer. I took just a few supplies with me so that I had something to do in the evenings, it was great working like this. It challenged me quite a bit, but it was good fun.



This card I used some backing papers from my box of bits and the main part is from my gorgeous Mariposa matstock - you know the stack that I just love looking at and don't want to use. It is already glittered so I just edged it with pumice stone DI and gold stickles. The embellishments are a butterfly from my downloaded collection and covered in crackle accents, some seam binding tape, a little flower made with dictinary paper and a little cream ribbon rose with ealnut stain Di on it; some punched leaves, a flourish from a TH die and two tiny punched hearts with pearls. I edged the whole of the main background with antique linen and gold stickles. In the top left hand corner you might just be able to make out three of my glass glintz's with th pink circle shape stuck to them from the bottom DP. The sentiment is from a box of die cuts.

Hey ho - it's just amazing what you an do when you challenge yourself.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Have fun.

Luv B xxx

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Maya blowing bubbles - MAWTT challenge 59

Thursday greetings to everyone. Hope all is well with you.

This week at MAWTT we have another great sketch from Hazel and there isn't a theme to go with it so anything goes. There is inspiration from the design team so go take a look at their wonderful creations. We so love coming to look at your amazing cards and projects.



Our sponsors this week are Whimsey Stamps and I have chosen this one called Maya Blowing Bubbles. I have coloured her using promarkers and edged the image with tumbled glass DI and crystal stickles. The papers are from my box of bits and I wanted to stay with the bubble theme so I chose two with circles on. I have also used lilac pearlidoodles round the edge of the purple paper and clear rock candy distress stickles over the bubbles on the image. This didn't need alot of embellishing but I added beads to give the impression of more bubbles and the sentiment in the top right corner.

I hope the week has gone well, and you are enjoying the summer holidays particularly if you have children home and on holiday from school. Have fun over the weekend.

Luv B xxx

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Vintage Eiffel Tower - limited resources

Hello everyone, how is your week going?

This is another one of my collection of cards made with very few resources whilst down in Swanage with Mum at the end of June/beginning of July. It is a slow week, when we go, as she can't move far but we enjoy sitting outside of the beach hut and we enjoyed lovely weather. In the evenings after we have been out for a meal I made cards with the bits and pieces I took with me.



This is quite a simple card, with images downloaded from the internet and the rose cut out and edged with vintage photo DI. The Eiffel Tower image I also edged with gold stickles. The papers were bits from my box and I had added the buttons to my pack. The butterfly again is one of my collection and covered in sepia accents. I had also taken the little pink corner piece with me.

Enjoy the rest of the week and the weekend when it gets here.

See you again soon.

Luv B xxxx

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Cream Tea - Limited Resources


Hello everyone, I promised to show you the cards I made while I was on holiday with Mum in Swanage earlier in June/July.
This is one of the cards.  I had taken very limited resources with me, but I had put some of my own 'packs' together each one in a separate bag which included the image, some papers and some embellishments. I had picked up a new paper pack the day before I left and put it in a tub wondering if it might come in useful. It is the Papermania Rose Garden paper pack and the designs are lovely and very shabby chic. I had been looking at postcards (as you do when you are on holiday) and I found this one which was called 'West Country Cream Tea'. I hadn't taken any plain coloured papers with me and there is a very small craft shop in the town where I bought some pearlised papers which included the pink at the bottom. I cut and distressed the postcard and added cosmic shimmer aqua twinkles and mounted it onto a piece of green left over from another card which I edged with shabby shutters crackle paint.  


I made the embellishments with bits I had taken with me and the little ribbon roses were a last minute add in before I left, but the colours didn't look right, so I painted them with some white acrylic paint I had bought in Swanage and added the cosmic twinkles to them. The change is just perfect and made the card look so much better.

 I had great fun making the little embellishment with wings - just shows how creative you can be when you have so little to play with.          

I love the pennant lace, my Mum wasn't sure it fitted but I think it does, especially with the little gems in between each piece.

I hope you enjoy this.

Luv B xoxox

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Vintage Christmas - MAWTT challenge 58

Hello everyone and happy Thursday to you all.

Being a Thursday means it's another great challenge over at MAWTT and this week it's Shell's turn to host her first blog here. The sponsor is Foilplay  who have lots of scrummy things for you to look which includes a bargains section. They stocks a huge selection of toppers, decoupage and other craft goodies, many of which you may have seen on QVC or Create and Craft TV. Foil Play lets you pick the individual designs of your choice, so you don’t need to invest in a huge kit and p&p is free on orders over £5.00”.

Shell set us the theme of Christmas for this week and no sketch. So come on over and have a go the winner receives a £10.00 voucher to spend in the Foilplay store. Now there's an incentive.

So onto my creation. I have this gorgeous little vintage image I downloaded (can't remember where from) and I used the colours from it for the papers which I found in some Christmas theme stacks.  I have used stickles but NO DIs (wow can you believe that??) and I have used a Quickutz die to make the snowflake.



I would love to know you have visited me so please leave a short message, I don't want you to take alot of time doing it 'cos we would all rather be getting inspiration and creating instead.

Take care and have a great weekend.

Luv B xxx

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

I'm a Blog Candy winner

Woo hoo can you believe I won some blog candy. Thanks to Rebekah at Berrylicious all the scrummy things that have been looking at me on my side bar are now going to be mine. A big thankyou to Rebekah for her generosity and a happy birthday too.


Looks like I'm gonna have some craftin' fun with this lovely lot.

Hope you are having a good week. Don't forget it's a new MAWTT challenge tomorrow. I hope you will come and join us.

Take care. Luv B xxxx

Mum's Scrapbook Page

Hi All

After making my little piece for the previous CoC challenge at Studio L3 I said I would make it into a scrapbook page, and I have. In that post I told the story of why I had chosen certain elements for the tinted vision board and thought I would carry this through to the whole page itself.



Mum's favourite colours are yellow, orange, in fact all autumnal colours, so that is the theme I have kept with for the page and papers. I added the small butterfly that I had somehow missed originally on the photo and die cut the large TH fanciful flight. I think it looks rather nice, and I have used a MS punch for the smaller ones.
You will recognise alot of the materials by Lord Tim of Holtz (as I have seen him called), the ticket, the heart, the wings, the flourish and the bracket edge.   The hearts and the love ticket represent the family, we are a very close knit immediate family and also keep links with some of the cousins (Mums nieces and nephews) and their families. The flowers represent her love of gardening and growing plants (Dad did all the veg when he was alive).     Mum never had the opportunity to fly and to visit other countries during her life except twice, once with Dad when they took a helicopter ride to the Scilly Isles and once when she went with my sister to California. She just loved the experience and still talks about it today. Even though she struggles to walk, she would love to fly again, so the wings show her desire for this. The tape measure is very significant to me, Mum always made her own and especially mine and my sister's clothes as we were growing up and she passed the love of the sewing machine onto me. I didn't ever take it further but I learnt from her and used to make mine and my children's clothes when they were very little and when we couldn't afford very much. It is amazing what you can recycle. I don't make clothes any more but I have been using my machine for my card making. So there it is an account of the background to this scrapbook page. I have left the journaling space blank at the moment, but will write information in when I show Mum.

The papers have come from different places. The main 12x12 is from a pack I brought from Costco a long time ago. The flowery one is a vintage download and the bracket journaling paper, along with the flowers, leaves and bulldog clip are digital files I have just bought from Shabby Miss Jen. (I have only just found this on-line shop and just love the designs for papers and embellishments she has.) On this occasion I have printed them and cut them out, but I will certainly experiment more with my own papers and layouts now I have these to play with.

I hope you like what I have done with my piece for the CoC challenge (week 6).

Have a good week.

Luv B xxxx

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Rose Fairy - GDT for Cupcake Inspirations

Good morning. Hope you are having a good weekend and that the weather is being kind to you wherever you may be.

I just loved making this card and the shabby fairy look I achieved. I was asked to be a guest designer for {Cupcake Inspirations} this week and there is the most fabulous and 'sweet' picture inspiration. I chose to use the colour theme of pink, green, brown and white from it.





I have used an image called Rose Fairy by Robyn's Fetish and coloured with promarkers. The wings have been glittered. The main paper is rose paper by Porcelaine and the stripey paper is from a pad by K&Company and Tim Coffey. The border has been made using a MS punch, painted with old paper distress crackle paint and glitter added to it. The other papers have also been edged with the old paper DCP or crystal stickles.
The flowers are a mixture of bought and punched petals, again edged with old paper crackle paint and some glitter or stickles added.

I have also used a cuttlebug embossing folder and cuttlebug die for the corner.



Thankyou for stopping by and taking a look.

Luv B xxxx

Girl with hearts - OSAAT challenge 24

Happy Sunday to you and I hope the weekend has been good to you.

Sunday is challenge day at OSAAT and today it's team B who are providing all the lovely inspiration. There are some gorgeous creations for you to take a look at by the other design team members, so pop on over to see. 

The sponsors this week are Sew Many Cards and the Hobbyhabitat shop. They both have lovely things on sale and my card includes a fabulous image from SMC and a gorgeous heart frame from HH.


Do go and have a look at Stitchy Bear Stamps shop too, there are a number of new artists who are creating some gorgeous digi stamps, so there is plenty for you to choose from. The link is on my side bar.

This is the sketch we have used for this challenge and there is the option of using pink somewhere on your project, so, of course, I included both.




I used both DIs and promarkers for colouring the girl with hearts, I love mixing  media. The peach coloured circle behind the heart frame has been edges with spiced marmalade DI. The DP came from one of my 12x12 stack pads and has been edged with victorian velvet DI and frosted lace stickles, as has the frame and the image. I happen to have a heart punch that fits the frame hearts perfectly so I punched 9, edged them with the pink velvet and covered them with clear rock candy distress stickles to give them a bit of sparkle. I think they look good spaced around with some gold and burgundy different shaped hearts as well. The sentiment is from Flower Soft and the hearts from a cutlebug die.

I hope your Sunday has started well, enjoy the rest of the day.

Luv B xxxx