Sunday, 30 January 2011

Swirl Pearl Mermaid Preview

Good afternoon folks i hope you are having a fab weekend, the only problem is they fly by so quickly dont they.

Any how I'm here today to show another one of the new stamps and i know you've been loving what the girls have done so far the stamps over at Crafts and Me blog the stamps will be released next Sunday at the Stamperama show in Stevenage so if your at the show you'll get them first, now the girls are previewing the new stamps each day until they are released to keep popping back to the Crafts and Me blog as you wouldn't want to miss them now would you lol, well this little beauty is called Pearl Swirl Mermaid and it from the new designer Jasmine Becket-Griffith that Teresa at Crafts and Me has snapped up and all of us are loving these new stamps.

The card is another of the tri fold cards i made last week.







The verse i found on the internet.
I have coloured her with copics as I normally do but this one a bit brighter than normal for me, now dont forget you wont get these anywhere else as they are exclusive to Crafts and Me.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Saturday, 29 January 2011

One Stop Crafts Week *116*

Good morning folks I hope you've all had a good week, mines been ok apart from braking a tooth which now needs to come out, but I have to wait for an appointment as it has to be done in hospital because of my medication but I'm not worried by it at all and it doesn't hurt as there's no nerve in it thankfully.

Any how I'm here to share my latest make with you which is my DT creation for the One Stop Crafts this weeks its our lovely Janet's choice and she would like to see ATC's, I have never made one before an ATC that is, well Janet I must admit it really was a challenge for me as I didn't even know the size it had to be lol. I dont think I'll be making many either as its such a small space so cant really put much on it lol, anyway here's what i did.
For more inspiration pop over to the One Stop Crafts blog and check out the other DTs fab creations.


I used one of the fab Paper Shelter images this one is called Goth Girl the papers are Bearly Mine Damask Delights the flowers are a Martha Stewart punch and the pearls are from my stash.

I hope you have a lovely weekend whatever your doing and take care.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Lady of Garnet Preview

Good morning folks i hope your week is going well so far, i bet your all wishing the weekend was here.
Any way I'm here to show you a card using one of the new Sara Burrier stamped images now this one is called Lady of Garnet she will be available from the 6th feb at the Stamparama show in Stevenage, dont forget these are exclusive stamps to Crafts and Me you wont get them anywhere else. I've not coloured her in red that's because I dont really get on well working with red so I've coloured her in Blue and Green which I must say I'm enjoying working with these colours right now I think sometimes you need a bit of little a change.


Make sure you keep checking back at Crafts and Me stamps blog as we are previewing new stamps every day until the show and you wont want to miss these i can promise you that.

Challenges i'm entering
Crafty Cardmaker want flowers
Everybody Art Favourite things Fairies glitter flowers ribbon and pearls
The ABC challenge
Magical
Sunday Sketch and Stamp Sketch.

Items used
Stamp will soon be available from Crafts and Me
Kay&co papers wild Raspberry
Martha Stewart Butterfly punch available from Crafts and ME
Martha Stewart Flower punch
Pearls and ribbon from my stash.

Well I've decided to add this one which has red on it to my post, this is one i made for the book that Teresa will be taking to the show which we have all been very busy making samples for we had to cut right down on embellishments on our samples because of space and I think we all struggled with that a wee bit lol,and our lovely Vix is beavering away getting the sample book arranged and sent off to Teresa ready for the big day dont forget to pop over and say hi to Teresa if your going to the show she would love to meet you i'm sure.



Well I think that's enough from me as i think its time for bed for me as its been a long hard day today so take care all catch you soon.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

The Paper Shelter Design Team

Hello folks I'm so pleased to announce that I've been chosen to be part of The Paper Shelter Design Team and i'm so pleased, have you seen their gorgeous images i just love them.... why not pop over and have a little look for yourself HERE I'm sure you'll love them too.


There's will be a list on my side bar a little later or pop over HERE you'll see the rest of the fabulously talented team there.

The Paper Shelter challenges will start in February so not to long to wait lol, so keep an eye out here on my blog and also HERE if you become a follower you wont miss anything.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Say hello to Poppy

Good Morning folks (well it was when i started lol)i hope you are enjoying your weekend, I'm sorry I've not been about but it was my Birthday on Thursday i didn't like the beginning of it much as i fell down the stairs but I'm ok just a bit bruised and battered lol, we then had lunch with our daughter Keely, sil and grandchildren which was lovely then yesterday we had everyone here 5 grandchildren as well as Keely Aaron and dil Lauren so was a bit knackered last night lol.
I would just like to say thank you for the gorgeous cards i received too.

I'm sorry this is now a long post as i've added a tutorial on how i made this card.

Anyway i have a card to show you today with one of the New Digi images that are available now and exclusive to Crafts and Me.
This one is called Poppy and isn't she just so pretty and I'm sorry that there are so many pics as it is a bit difficult to take photos.








Well i think you'll agree Poppy is very pretty, go check the other digi images out at Crafts and Me.

Challenges I'm entering
Paper Cutz Its your Choice
Stamp Something Something cute
Creative Inspirations Celebrate
The Crafty Pad Something Girlie
Our Creative Corner Colour challenge
Just Us Girls 3d something (i hope it counts).
Wild Orchid Crafts Lets get sentimental
NEWS FLASH

Our lovely Teresa from Crafts and Me is doing her first show every soon too and that is at Stamperama in Stevenage on the 6th Febuary, Teresa would love to meet you if you are going to the show, please pop over and say Hello to her.

Items used
12 x 12 card
Copics to colour
DCWV Linen closet papers
Martha Stewart Flower punch
Nesti labels die cuts
Martha Stewart Border punch
Ribbon from my Stash
Pearls from bobityboocrafts

Thank you so much for popping by and any comments you leave,I will catch up with all your lovely work shortly.

Tutorial for trifold card

Here's a tutorial I've made as I have been asked how i made this card and i cant find it anywhere on the web and i was sent a card a year or so back like this but i cant find it i know its here as i keep them all lol, any way here goes and please dont shout as its my first one lol.

Hello folks well this is a first for me doing a tutorial some folks have asked how i made my trifold card, well here goes
You need a sheet of 12x12 card Paper cutter, scissors 4 sheets of paper, length of ribbon pearls to match and Martha Stewart punches or you can use whatever punches you have and some double sided tape.


You will now need to Score your card at 6inches or 15 centimetres both ways across and at 9 inches or 23 centimetres as in picture,


fold your score lines them flatten them back out just to make it easier to cut , you can now cut off the shaded parts in picture above so you end up with this strange shape in the picture below



now you can make your folds as in the picture below and start to decorate your card



cut your first piece of paper to 141/2 centimetres square add your double sided tape to the edges and across the middle stick in place


now continue cutting and adding your papers and fold your pocket flap up attach double sided tape to the edges inside to secure the pocket as in the picture below



cut a strip of card just under 6 inches to go along the flap punch with what ever you have then attach with double sided tape on the inside you then cut your paper to size to cover the bottom DO NOT stick the flap down as this is how your card stands up



You now need to attach your ribbon i've attached mine with double sided tape in the middle as you wont see it once you've attached your image to your card





well your pretty much done now here are some pictures of one i made earlier
the first one is opened out completely showing you the inside



the next picture is showing you the card completely showing you the outside



in the picture below the card is folded ans the ribbon is tied




in this picture its open so you can see how the card stands up



in this picture the ribbon is tied to keep the flap shut



Well i hope you can understand my instructions ok if not then email me and i will try to help you out. I hope you enjoy making this as much as i did, take care.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Fragil Heart at *Crafts and Me*

Good Afternoon folks i hope your week is going well i know one thing they are going to fast lol.

Anyways i'm here to share a card with oops its not a card its a note pad lol, any how its my turn to set the challenge over at Crafts and Me challenges for this fortnight and i would like to see your Monochrome creations, now for my note pad i've used one of the new stamps that will be available soon at Crafts and Me she's called Fragile Heart and i think she's so pretty don't you?.
As you can see i've gone for blue monochrome with this one


Here's a picture of it open i made this one for my lovely daughter Keely and she loves it, even though she's not one little bit crafty she does enjoy the bits i make for her thankfully and i cant wait till our little Lexi is bigger then i can make her some crafty bits too.



Items used
Fragile Heart available soon at Crafts and Me
Martha Stewart Butterfly punch HERE at Crafts and Me
Flowers from Wild Orchid crafts
Papers are Bearly Mine Designer extreme vol3.

Challenges i'm entering
By The Cute and Girly Bling it on
The Secret Crafter With Love
Stamping for the Weekend New and Blue (New stamp)
C.R.A.F.T Moving components.
Flutterby Wednesday Open week.
Creative Crafts Monochrome
I think that's it for now enjoy the rest of your day and take care.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Bearly Mine Challenge *2*

Good morning folks i hope that you are well and having a good week so far, just how fast are the weeks going to fast for my liking lol.

Anyway it's time for another challenge over at Bearly Mine challenges and i would just like to thank all of you lovely peeps that joined us for our very first challenge, this time the theme is our lovely Doreen's choice and she would like you to follow her recipe 3 Flowers-2 Papers and 1 image, our sponsors this time are:-

Peachy Keen Stamps - $30 Gift Certificate

Bearly Mine Designs - 2 Digi sets of winner's choice

The Paper Shelter - 3 Digi images of winner's choice.



The image i've used is Nina-Patissier on my wall hanger you can get her at The Paper Shelter we were very kindly given images to play with.
The papers are Bearly Mine Digner Extreme Vol-3 the flowers are from wild orchid crafts the ribbon and pearls are from my stash.

The Sketch i've used is Sketch Saturday i'm also entering the Pile It On which is Anything goes, If the Shoe Fits is a picture inspiration,
I cant wait to see what you come up with this time don't forget to visit the other DT blogs to check out their gorgeous creations as i know they would love you to visit them and let know what you think.
This challenge will finish on the 31st January at 8pm.

Well folks that's it from me for now its just gone one in the morning and i'm off to bed lol, take care and have a fab day.

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Ladybug Love

Hi folks i hope you've had a great weekend, boy has it been windy here in Essex but at least its dry lol.
Anyways i have a card to share with you this evening using one of the gorgeous Digi stamps that are now available at Crafts and Me this one is called Ladybug Love she is designed by Hannah Lynn she was a dream to colour and i think she is just so pretty don't you?.


As you can see i've gone back to pink rather than blue today so hopefully my blue moods have gone but i don't know how long for though as i seem to go through stages of depression.

I am also entering a couple of challenges
One Stitch At A Time anything goes
Creative Inspirations Celebrate
The Crafty Pad Something New (Digi Image)
TotallyPaperCrafts Birthday
Stamp Something Anything goes
Fussy and Fancy Sketch

Items used
Ladybug Love image
copic markers to colour
Martha Stewart Butterfly punch from Crafts and Me
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon and pearls are from my stash.
Papermania Summer Bloom papers
Thank you so much for looking and any comments you leave. Take care.


Friday, 14 January 2011

One for the Guys at One Stop

Good morning folks i hope you are all well and enjoying your weekend so far, its Saturday so that means a new Challenge over at The One Stop Craft Challenge blog and this week its my turn to set the challenge and i know some of you are going to hate me for this, because i want to see a card for a male, well i have two of my brothers birthdays in the next three weeks lol.

Our sponsor for this week is Stichy Stamps and we were given some images to play with, here's my card and i hope you can join us this week.



Challenges i'm entering
Crafty Cardmakers red and a die-cut
Cupcake Crafts Something new image and paper
Everybody Art Fabulous sketch

Items used
Stitchy stamp
Bearly Mine papers (love dreams)
The stars are die-cuts
The pearls are from my stash.

Well folks that's it for now i hope you have a fab weekend whatever your doing take care.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Time for Cake

Good evening folks i hope you are all keeping well and fully recovered from Christmas and New Year celebrations, well its been wet and windy all day here in Essex.
I have a card to show you this evening but i must say i don't know why i have gone for blue again!!!perhaps that's how i am feeling at the minute i think its having mil here you don't have no private time at all and i think its just getting to me a little at the moment, oh my does that sound bad?, i think an early night might be in order perhaps i'll feel better tomorrow(fingers crossed)any way back to my card I've used one of oh so sweet lili of the valley stamps and i cant wait for my new ones to come this one's called Rosie with Cake.


I'm also entering a couple of challenges with this card
Simon Says Stamp is the fab sketch
Cute Card Thursday Monochrome
Creative Inspirations photo inspiration
Stampavie and More Glitter
PaperPlay Cutie Patootie.

Items used
Rosie with Cake from Lili of the Valley
Papers are mixture of Bearly mine and another i cant remember lol
Martha Stewart 3 in one hydrangea-punch from Crafts and Me
Ribbon and pearls are from my stash.

Well i think that's it for challenges but thanks for stopping by its always very much appreciated.

Monday, 10 January 2011

Noon digi

Hello folks i hope you all had a fab weekend and are looking forward to the next one now lol.
Anyway i have a card to show you tonight using one of the new digi stamps that are available over at Crafts and Me
and this little beauty is called Noon by Sara Burrier and there are another three on sale now but you can only get them from Crafts and Me as they are Teresa's exclusive images.



I am entering a couple of challenges
Friday Sketchers
The Crafty Pad want Birthday celebrations
Creative Inspirations Use something new (Digi image and sentiment)
Pile It On Cute Children.

Items used

Noon image from Crafts and Me
Prima Fairy Flora papers
Pearls are from BobityBoo
Ribbon is from my stash.

Thank you for stopping by and any comments you leave, take care now.

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Time for Coffee

Hello folks just a quick post from me tonight as i'm exhausted as we had a family and friends get together because of my granddaughter Lexi's birthday on thursday we all went to party man world and then back here so its been a very busy long day but i love it when we are all together.
Anyways i have a card to share with you i made for the Lili of the Valley Challenge and i must admit that i've had this stamp for ages and not gotten around to using it, its called Coffee Break and don't they look so cute chatting over coffee.



Challenges i'm entering
Lili of the Valley Sketch
Crafty Catz Food and Drink there's nothing better that a coffee with a friend
Paper Cutz Use brads eyelets or wire etc i've used pins
Raise the Bar Time
Stamp Something Digi (my papers).

Items used
Lili of the Valley stamp Coffee break
Bearly Mine papers Damask Delight Cheery days. You can get them HERE
Flowers are all from Wild orchid crafts
Martha Stewart Butterfly, border, and leaf punches. You can get the butterfly punch HERE at Crafts and Me
Ribbon pins and pearls are from my stash.

That's it from me i'm heading off to bed now will catch up with things tomorrow as i'm to tired now lol, i hope you have a lovely weekend.


Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Crafts and Me Challenge * 21 *

Good Morning folks i hope you are all well and ready for our first challenge of 2011 at Crafts and Me Challenges this weeks theme was picked by our lovely Trish and she would like to see tearing, well now i can tell you i had my Nora Batty hat on yesterday cos i made my card up and had completely forgotten about the tearing part lol, so Vix came up with a couple of ideas so here is my card with torn corners well it saved making another one up quick as i don't know about you but there aren't enough hours in the day at the minute is there.


Any way back to my card i have used one of the gorgeous Lemon Shortbread stamps and this one is Flapper girl Melody you can get her from Crafts and Me HERE and i love these colours together the papers are Designer Extreme vol, III the little flowers are a Martha Stewart punch you can get at Crafts and Me HERE the ribbon and pearls are from my stash and the sentiment is from Lili of The Valley.

Challenges i'm entering
Sketch and Stash
Paper Sundaes New Papers
Pile It On Brand spanking New my Papers
Really Reasonable Ribbon Something new plus ribbon.

Whilst i'm here Teresa at Crafts and Me is having a DT called so if your interested have a look HERE at Crafts and Me to find out more its also posted on the challenge blog HERE

Well i think that's it for now folks i'm off shopping it a bit, i hate doing the weekly shop don't you. Any way thanks for stopping by and any comments you leave and i hope you have a lovely day.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

*Bearly Mine Challenges is now Live*

Woo Hoo its time for the new Bearly Mine Challenge Blog to go live YAY its so exciting, for our very first challenge our lovely Donna has done a sketch for you and its a fab sketch to work with too, Donna has also released 4 new sets of papers you can find them HERE we have some amazing sponsors too for this challenge we are being sponsored by Kenny K - 5 digi stamps of the winners choice , Crafty Emma - a cupcake stamp set. and also by Donna Bearly Mine - 2 digi sets of the winners choice so you could even win some of these gorgeous papers, please check out all the DT's blog as there are some amazing creations. Here's my card and i've used Allura Von D from the Kenny K designs as we could pick an image to work with and i will be buying some more of these they are great to work with.





The papers i've used are Love Dreams


aren't they gorgeous the flower i made myself using some ribbon.
Challenges i'm entering
Kenny K Crafty Girls Hearts
Crazy 4 Challenges Celebrate something Valentines
Totally Gorjuss For someone special.
PaperTake Weekly Anything goes
Stampavie and More Red

Our Challenge will run for two weeks so you have plenty of time to enter so please pop over and join in the fun.
Thanks for stopping by and any comment you make, enjoy your day.

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