Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Quick 'ickle birdie' for DoCrafts Monday & Sunday stamper

i love this little bird stamp for any fast cards, this one is for Hels Sheridans Sunday stamper challenge
Find it here
And all Hels fabulous art work.
I am also posting this on DoCrafts Monday as I have used the new Little meow paper too

Sneaky peek of Simply Soft collection

the Dragons Lair Simply Soft collection has some great digi stamps too. Love this lady and her big hat. Launching on Feb 1st 
Find the shop here the Face book fan page here

I started with a white 6x6 square card blank, I had already printed off my lady image
Twice, so I could decoupage the crown and flower on hat. Also printed off the bow a striped and a beige pattern papers.

The first layer is red textured card

                 I was very frugal with my printed papers (then can use it for lots of things)
I just cut the long stripes and stuck down as above photo.

 I then added some of the beige paper, gutting out the centre so I can use it for other cards or to die cut flowers etc

 On the photo above, I show the red card used again , this time in a feather embossing folder. 
I then inked the raised feather pattern in brown ink. The frame is then cut out and the lady image placed behind the cut out centre.

Below is the finished card put together , image coloured in with distress pens, except face which is copics. The feather is stuck on and covered with the cut out brim and flower. I then added the bow.

Monday, 26 January 2015

Dragons Lair Simply Soft, sneaky peak !

hello, I am loving the Simply Soft collection from Dragons Lair Designs, shhhh they are not launching till February the 1st so this is a sneaky peak of a couple of papers for you .

I just printed off only as much as I wanted and then you can cut, die cut, distress to your hearts
Content! Find the shop here

And the Face book fan page here

Below is a gift bag also made from Simply Soft collection

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Crafting Cafe Design team post -

It's a cute image from our sponsor for January,  Bugaboo images are gorgeous & this one
Is brilliant for all sorts of occasions . This one is for my granddaughter Eden Rose who is 3
The theme is lots of layers, well I managed a few !! I coloured the image with copics.

Sunday, 18 January 2015

The twins are 3 - Birthday cards

I can't quite believe it but the Twins Isaac and Eden Rose are 3 on the 19th ! They are my youngest grandchildren and growing so fast. Edens card is to be posted on here on the 20th as its my DT post for the crafting cafe. This one is using a lovely image from the Dragons Lair Store.

Scrapbook page - using Simply Floral

I had a great day in Andover Range, very busy which was lovely for a change. Lots of great chats and crafting. I made this scrapbook page whist there. Thanks Pat, Bev, Lesley & Sheila too.

Friday, 16 January 2015

Playing with Dragons - Dragons lair designs

Today I have made cards with the Dragons Lair Designs cute images. Lots of fun.
Go to the store to find them and lots of lovely paper collections.

Compendium of Curiosities 3 challenge 19

For the Compendium of curiosities 3, challenge 19 I made a topper for my daughters Birthday card.  Again it's a great technique , but you will have to buy Tim's book to get the low down
As I am not allowed to give details here, in respect for all Tim's work on his book.

If you want to join in there are some great prizes from Tim Holtz & Mario his manager (box of Tim's goodies !)  & on the odd number challenges (this one !) we have Inspiration Emporium giving
Away a £50 gift voucher , find them here -:
Join in here :-


The photo above shows 15th January highlighted as this was her birthday
And the one below is a close up of the stitched on butterflies and square with the metal heart on 

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

dragons lair design team scrapbook page for Cinnamon Spice

This is a scrapbook page using the lovely Dragons lair Cinnamon Spice collection  , just launched this month.
find these on the Dragons Lair shop here
and the Face Book fan page here,

I started with a 12x12 green background. See below photo to see the
First additions, the cream patterned paper I added the frame with leaves on to
It before I printed it to save too much cutting out. This and the lovely rust coloured
Striped paper was liberally spritzed with orangy gold and pearly white.

I printed all the elements I wanted and cut them out, these too were spritzed
See photo below

I then added the chosen photo from my Grand Canyon trek in 2009
And my additions above. 

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Anyone who had a heart

i had a great day at the range in Reading, quiet start but then a lady I have seen before came in for a chat, she had some great cards to show me  and also Miranda who makes lovely cards for charity.
These are some of the cards I made & the first one is for Hels Sheridans Sunday stamper challenge. Join in here
Anyone who had a heart. I used the DoCrafts Victorian collection, stamping and colouring in the
Heart centre piece with Artiste watercolour pens

                        Here are a couple more from today's demonstration in Reading

The one above is using the French lavender capsule collection with a hearts embossing folder

The Easel card above is using an Anita's decoupage sheet of a little bunny 
In a watering can , the green stripe and yellow floral backing papers are from the 
Little Meow collection.