Monday, 23 April 2012

Free Demonstration Day at Cloudnine Crafts

Hi all,
No card to share with you today but I wanted to shout about a fab event I am holding at my shop 'Cloudnine Crafts' in Horncastle, Lincolnshire.
On Saturday 5th May I am holding a Free Demonstration Day with the very talented John Glossop from Creative Expressions. He will be demonstrating all day between 10am - 4pm using all kinds of products including gorgeous stamps from the Creative Expressions range, techniques with Distress Inks and Alcohol Inks as well as Embossing Powders and Folders.
We will be holding a raffle on the day and there will be lots of special offers in the shop as well as refreshments.
No need to book just come along and soak up some crafty inspiration!
If you have any questions just leave me a comment or drop me a line at the shop on 01507 526272.
Hope to see you there!
Back soon with something crafty
Big Hugs

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Tilda in Stitches for Totally Tilda

Arghh! what has happened to Blogger?

Really not liking this new layout why on earth did someone feel that these new changes would improve blogger. Hey ho, guess lil ol me is not gonna get it changed back but really not a happy bunny.
 Anyway I will now climb down off my enormous soapbox just in time to tell you about the fab new challenge over at Totally Tilda. It's a super easy challenge we just want to see some form of stitching on your Tilda project.

I have made this little recipe book packed full of lovely Tilda's and each page has 2 pockets filled with recipe cards. I hand pricked faux stitch lines around the edges of all the recipe cards and each page has hand drawn stitch lines.
Once again I coloured all my images with my trusty Promarkers and generally just had great fun making this little project. A very clean look for me this time as I felt flowers and too much embellishment didn't really work if you wanted to use this as a practical item.
Anyway hope you like my little project, I'll be back soon to share some more ideas with you.
I am entering this into the following challenge:
MDUC -#143 'Anything But a Card'

I hope to see your fab creations over at Totally Tilda.
Happy Crafting
Big Hugs

Sunday, 15 April 2012

ABC Challenge 'N is for........Neutral'

Hi all,
Blimey where has the last fortnight gone? It's time for another fab challenge over at ABC and this time our very own lovely Cinzia has chosen 'N is for Neutral' so this time think soft pastels and neutral tones.
Our wonderful sponsor this time is Bugaboo Stamps and I have used their adoreable Theodore Bear.
I coloured this cutie with my trusty Promarkers and Prismas and teamed him with some gorgeous First Edition DP's from the New Leaf collection. The whole card is distressed with Pumice Stone DI, the gorgeous Die Cut is from Memory Box and the lace and flowers are from my stash.
I am entering Theodore into the following challenges:
Crafty Catz - #128 'Animals'
Paper Sundaes - #116 'Anything Goes'
Crafty Creations - #165 'Flower Power'

Happy Crafting
Big Hugs

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Happy Birthday to Tilda!!

Good morning all,
Well a very Happy Easter to you and yours, I hope you have a lovely day filled with family, friends and chocolate!!
Today it's time for another fab challenge over at Totally Tilda and this time it couldn't be easier we want to see your Birthday Tilda creations. This fortnight we are sponsored by the lovely mum and daughter duo at Crimson Cloud so well worth an entry.
So onto my design, I decided to get a little patriotic and teamed the fab King Tilda with the gorgeous Portobello Road stamps from Papermania.
I coloured my image with my Prisma's on kraft card which I am really loving at the moment. I think I need a bit more work on my shading but it's getting there. Everything has been distressed with Frayed Burlap DI.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Just Magnolia - #151 'Anything Goes'
Simon Says - 'Use Your Favourite Tool' (I used my lovely grand nesties)
Let's Ink It Up - 'Distressing'
Midweek Magnolias - #5 'Homespun Style' (although a little shabby I think the bunting counts)
Sir Stampalot - April Challenge 'Happy Birthday'

Anyway, that's all from me I am off to find the Easter Bunny! Have a great day
Bye for now

Sunday, 1 April 2012

M is for Magical over at ABC

Wowzers! Blogger has messed things up again. I had this post scheduled for this morning, happily went off to Thetford for the Sincerely Yours Papercraft Show and came home to find Blogger had completely ignored my simple request.
Anyway at last here is my creation for the latest fab challenge over at ABC. This time it was down to me to choose the theme so I decided on M is for Magical! So dust your wands off and get creating anything with a magical theme.

I just had to use the fabulous new wizard Tilda and created her very own Hogwarts castle with the equally gorgeous new Princess castle image from Magnolia. I just fancied decorating a bag this time so I added some bunting in true Griffindor colours and some great DP's from the Kanban Mechanica Steampunk range. The little gold edging stars are the trim from a ribbon I've had for ages and the rosette is a Tim Holtz die with an LOTV sentiment in the centre.
As always I coloured everything with my beloved Promarkers, but the stormy sky was created with chalks.

I really hope you enjoy this challenge so good luck and I look forward to seeing all of your entries.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Totally Gorjuss - #125 'Swirly Whirly'
Stampin for the Weekend - #6 'Anything Goes'
Simply Magnolia - Dies and Punches

Bye for now