Sunday, 30 June 2013

Basic Grey Challenge DT 'No Stamped Images'

Hi peeps,
Rant, rant, moan, moan I cant believe Blogger let me down!! This post should have been shared yesterday but obviously Blogger had other ideas.
Anyway nuff said! This fortnight over at Basic Grey challenges we want to see your creations with NO Stamped Images so get out the dies, papers and embellies!

I used my Bind It All to create this 8x8 board backed book, covered it with papers from the BG Archaic collection which I had had for ages. I just love the chipboard dinosaurs that were part of the range so had to use this smiley character. The beautiful leather strap buckle was from Zutter and I used a a flourish stamp and black Versafine to jazz it up.

Another little cutie can be found hiding inside on the first page!!
Well I hope you like it and I look forward to seeing what you create.

Big Hugs

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Tilda Longstocking

Good evening all,
This is just a quick post to share with you my card that I managed to get made this afternoon. I just love this new Tilda and when I found the fab sketch by The Sketchy Girls I was half way there.

The DP's are a complete mix up of Basic Grey and My Minds Eye. I coloured Tilda with my Pro's then faux stitched the whole thing and edged everything with Walnut Stain DI. I also used shed loads of Shabby White Frantage and used Micro Beads to cover the sentiment.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
The Sketchy Challenge - #49 'Kylie's Sketch'
I Love Promarkers - #173 'Anything Goes'
Passion for Promarkers - #203 'Floral Fantasy'
MDUC - #201 'Anything Goes'
Totally Tilda - #74 'Going for a Song' (Striped Socks by Taylor Bright)

That's all from me for now.
Big Hugs

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Beauty and the Beast

Good morning lovelies,
Sorry I have been MIA for the last fortnight but a friend of mine has been battling with cancer since last year and on Monday she lost her battle and it left me pretty numb this week. Angela was a larger than life character with a heart of gold and she will be sorely missed by many, many people.
Well I did eventually manage to get my act together and found some peace in my own little crafty world. I really enjoyed using this House of Zandra Mantle Clock template and once constructed it made me think of 'Cogsworth' the clock from Beauty and the Beast!

This fortnights challenge over at Basic Grey Challenges is 'Use a Doily' but please remember you still need to use a product from Basic Grey. I used the beautiful DP's from Kissing Booth as they had a lovely romantic feel.

The gorgeous 'Lovely' from Saturated Canary also really reminds me of Belle from Beauty and the Beast holding the glittery rose before it dies and Beast is trapped forever as a monster!! (sorry love that story). I coloured her with my trusty Pro's and added Star Dust Stickles to the rose head.
The stunning clock face die is from Marianne D, the cogs are from a Spellbinders set and all of the rest of the scrummy dies are from Joy Crafts.
I have faux stitched around the entire clock then distressed with Frayed Burlap DI then added loads of flowers and pearls from my stash.

I must confess this was the second box of Ferrero Rocher I had to buy for these pics as I accidentally ate the first box in a rather large moment of emotional weakness. Anyway just so you know the box very nicely holds 10 choccies (yippee as you actually get 16 in a retail box lol).

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Saturated Canary - #45 'Show Us Your Lovely'
Passion for Promarkers - #202 'Inspired by a Fairy-tale'
A Creative Romance - #1 'Anything Goes'
Deep Ocean - #53 'For a Girl'
Inky Chicks - #6 'Love'
Oldie but a Goodie - 'Stitching' (real or faux)
ABC - 'P is for Pretty in Pink'

Well hopefully I should be back a little sooner to share some more creations but for now that's all from me.
Big Crafty Hugs

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Summer Fun at Basic Grey

Good morning peeps!
Wow I can't believe where this last week has gone it has just been such a roller coaster and I really need my Sunday off!
Anyway it is time for another fantastic challenge over at Basic Grey Challenge and this time we want to see some 'Fun in the Sun' so think sunshine, ice cream and strawberries and get creating.
Sorry but I couldn't help using another gorgeous gal from Saturated Canary and this cutie is called 'Summer' so she seemed perfect.

I loved colouring this image with my Pros and had great fun teaming her with some yummy papers from the Picadilly collection by Basic Grey. The fab sketch comes from the wonderful Sketchy Girls and I decided to flip the sketch so I worked with the mirror image. I distressed everything with Pumice Stone DI and then added copious amounts of Shabby White Frantage (whatever did I do before this stuff was invented?)

Well that's all from me today. I hope you like her and I'll see you soon.
I am entering this into the following challenges:
Sketchy Challenges - #48 'Karens Sketch'
Passion for Promarkers - #200 'Add Ribbon, Lace or Twine'
Simon Says - 'Anything Goes'
I Love Promarkers - #170 'Use Dies (But NO Punches)
Totally Papercrafts - #169 'Anything Goes'
ABC - 'O is for Open' (Anything Goes)


Big Crafty Hugs