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Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Fizzy Moon - With Love

Good Evening Everyone.
I decided that it was time I got all the rubber stamps out that I havent yet use - and start creating with them. I'm actually ashamed there are so many!
So from now on - there will be cards from these disused stamps. So watch this space!

These two little cuties have been coloured with both Pro-markers and Poly Pencils.
The pencils have been used to create the shadowing - love mixing the two together. Gives a great effect, don't you think?
The stamp is called " With Love " - the bunny is simply gorgeous.
I have used  ME TO YOU papers - SPRING CHIC.
The little tags are from the same set.
Flowers are WILD ORCHID CRAFTS as always - can't leave them off a card. Though I do have a crafting friend who seems to think they make the card look over the top. I think they actually finish off a card beautifully.
I have also decorated a box for a birthday cake candle to sit inside. Bought these candles a while a go when a shop was closing down, so do have a few. Ideal for a little gift, especially one that matches a finished card. Added some glitter to the cake icing and to the flower on Fizzy head.
Dimenional magic was placed on the button's. Butterfly punch - the butterfly as been punched out 3 times to give a 3D look and gem added to the center. 
The gems are also from WILD ORCHID CRAFTS.
To finish off the gift set - I altered a small DL note book. I havent coloured Fizzy Moon - its taken from a Decoupage Set. Quick and easy!
Time for me to shoot as I have my eldest Daughter and Grand-daughter stopping over for a few days.
So not a great deal of time spare for the computer as Holly tries to jump on my knee to play games from the Disney Channel.
Catch you soon.
Hugs & Loves
xxx

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

My Very First Tri-Fold Card

Good morning everyone - I hope I find you all well.
I'm not feeling too good today - so many things been happening this end. This morning I woke up to loads of cold sores on my bottom lip - my body must be so run down at the moment.

Anyway on to my card......the front is very identical to one I made a few months back. Loved the stamp and how I coloured so much, that I decided to do it again. I don't often make two the same but as this is a tri-fold card - it just gave it another look.


Stamp used is TEDDYBEA_138_Bea in the Meadow _ which can be found here.
Butterfly metal embellishment and flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Round sentiment LOTV.
Martha Stewart Round the Edge Punch
Papers are my favourite DCWV - Linen Closet Stack.
Ribbon is from one of my DT buddies.
Small Birthday Wishes tag is from Craftwork Cards.
 
I have boats loads of stuff to do this morning - I've got to make a template for doing invoices as my Hubby as started to contract for a gas company - for the life of my I just don't know how to make one. If anyone can help I'd so appreciate it.....cus already my head is cabbaged. I've asked the company to send me a sample....but they just haven't got back to me #useless
So off I go.....to get more stressed!
Catch you all soon. Hope you like the card - I love this style so much I have another one on the go.
So watch this space.
Loves & Hugs 
xx

Monday, 23 January 2012

Saturated Canary - Pricilla Pie A Ragamuffin

Isn't she so adorable? I think she must be one of my favourites...totally loving her all glittered up and lots of gems in her hair and of course earrings too. Beautiful.
My friend came round and pinched the card - Its was one of them cards that I wanted to keep for myself! Oh well, I can always do another, I have enough paper. Though I'd like to colour her in pink and black next time. 
Take a look at this lady's BLOG. Her name is Lori and the colour combination she as used is a amazing - I so want to pull a card off like this stunning master piece. Problem is I have never been able to get blacks to look right......greys yes but blacks.....just look messy when I attempt it. 
So watch this space - Tammy will definitely be playing some time this week.
I printed Pricilla on to Bristol Board. Coloured her with both Pro-markers and Poly Pencils.
The pencils have been mainly used to create shadows on her clothes, though Pro-markers have been used around the edge of her for shadowing.
I have glittered her shoes, under skirt and ribbon on the front of her dress. 
Lots and lots of gems have been used.
Ribbon is from my stash. Beaded charm I made myself. Hand bag charm, well, I dont have a clue where that was from....found them in my draw - all 25 of them. Oppsss, must go rooting as there is most likely more things I have forgotten about LOL. What are we like, hey?
The papers are CRAFTWORKCARDS and called SWEET MEADOW
Totally lush - there is 12 sheets and embossed too. Loving them!
Must go and tidy my craft den - a total mess.
Catch you all later.
Hugs & Loves
xxx

Friday, 20 January 2012

Saturated Canary - Let it Rain

Sorry the picture isn't perfect but I'm having camera issues and what with the bad weather too, 
its just not happening. Every room in the house is very dark..... this picture was taken in the loo - yes the loo, of all places.....worked better than the other room's. I must create myself a light box.
She's been printed on to Bristol Board and coloured with both pro-markers and Poly Pencils.
I have also done a little paper piercing. Added glitter to her dress and hair.
I love giving these stamps funky colours in their hair.
Papers used are DOVECRAFT - PRINCESS FAIRYTALE - love the peachy colours.
Small butter fly punch, embellished with a gem as is the top right hand corner.
Ribbon is from my stash and WILD ORCHID CRAFTS flowers.
I'm going to enter this card in
and also Krista's Challenge which is PUNCHES
Best get the horrid chores done in the house.....spent most of the morning finishing this card off.
So....I'm signing out and will catch you all later.
Happy Crafting.
xx


Teddy Bo Cards

 Good Morning All. 
This card is ideal for Valentines or Anniversary and why there is no greeting on the card itself just yet.
I wanted to focus on the bears for this card as I was impressed with my colouring. 
Spent some time on them, so didnt want to over do it with embellishments etc. So I created a frame and embossed around the edges, then matt and layered with brown card stock. Added just thin ribbon and small bow with tiny key attached.
Papers are - Country Companions A4 Paper Pack - Lovers Lane
Digital stamps merged together are - TEDDYBO_169 and TEDDYBEA_098
And YES - Tammy is happy with todays card!!
 Hugs & Loves
xx

Friday, 13 January 2012

D'Arcy's Diaries # New Stamps

Good morning everyone - have you seen the new D'Arcy's stamps that are now available?
Teddy Bo's Boss as designed these wonderful digital stamps.
D'Arcy is a typical teenager...but she doesn't hide behind a tough exterior...she wears her heart on her sleeve for all the world to see. 
She will also have some friends appear over time as she's a popular girl and has many girl and boy friends...so there will be some great stamps for you for all those 'troublesome' cards!
 I think this stamp is just the cutest and so perfect for a friend of mine.
D'Arcy as been printed on to Bristol Board and coloured with Poly Pencils, blended with Sansodor.
I have never made a stepper card before and have seen some stunning cards made this way. 
I purchased the cards from WHICH CRAFT........They are pre-cut and scored for you, so there is no hassle in trying to do it all yourself - simple is what I like.

I have used my favourite colour combination. Papers are FIRST EDITION - ISABELLE - lush!
A little glitter as been added to her wings and dress.
Flowers are all WILD ORCHID CRAFTS. Ribbon from my stash. 
Sentiment at the side of the stamp as been computer generated. 
The other sentiment to the right is from CRAFTWORK CARDS.
HERE is the link to D'Arcy's Diaries Blog - if anyone is interested Gayle will be having a DT call later in the year. So pop over and follow - that way you get to hear of whats coming up next.
I'm going to enter this card in a challenge for a change - don't take part as often I should do, or as many as some of you bloggers do.
TOP TIP TUESDAY - ANYTHING GOES
Hugs & Loves
xx

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Vintage Pearl Chocolate Truffle Collection

HUNKYDORY - CLASSIC KEEPSAKE

Good afternoon everyone - hope I find you all well. 
I have a couple of cards to make for birthdays this month....its been very hard to produce one just lately. I think I have actually found my mojo...gowd knows where it's been gone for such a long time.
I very good friend of mine bought me a kit from Hunkydory. 
Now Tammy doesn't do kits.....hate the bloody things , bet your thinking " you ungrateful cow "?
But I LOVE vintage and that was why the kit jumped into my friends shopping cart at Create & Craft.
There was no way I was going to make a card from the kit, as I wouldn't have felt like I had made one.
So I cut it all up, added Wild Orchid Craft flowers / butterfly charm, gems, heart shaped button and some lace.

Even the sentiment is from the kit, I just cut it from the plaques and used foam pads to make it stand out. Pearl pin, I'm not sure where I purchased it from - may have been the NEC a couple of years a go.
I'm now making a box to match. 
Anyway best get some house work done - before Victor Meldrew gets home and grumbles I have been crafting ( sitting on my bum - as he puts it )
Have a good day - catch you all soon
Hugs
xxx

Monday, 9 January 2012

TEDDY BO'S BIRTHDAY BLOG-HOP & NEW CHALLENGE

                                                               Good Morning Crafters. 
Teddy Bo as some exciting Birthday Celebrations and a New Challenge.
Firstly I'll tell you what the new challenge is - For one whole month its ANYTHING GOES.
This challenge will end the 5th of FEBRUARY Midnight GMT. 
So there is plenty of time to get your creations ready.
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Now for the exciting news.
It’s Teddy Bo and Co’s first birthday! and to celebrate we are having a birthday blog hop.


There are some fabulous prizes to be won, including vouchers and candy, and there is also a chance to win a Teddy Bo and Co digi stamp from each member of the DT.
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For my card, I have used TEDDYBO_167. Isn't he just the cutest handy bear you have seen?
I adore this style card for men - as to be honest I do find them difficult to do. I know I'm not the first either. Just prefer to have lots of flowers and embellishments.
The digital stamp as been printed on to Bristol Board and coloured with both poly pencils and pro-markers.
Pocket, sleeve and tools are from PCCrafters clip art. Sentiments is Craftwork Cards.


I'd also like to welcome Kirsty_Anne to the design team. I'm sure someone of you have seen her wonderful cards around blogland...if you havent please do take a peek, they are wonderful.

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Here are this weeks new releases.



Let's now get  hopping......
Start at the Teddy Bo Challenge Blog and then follow each of the Design Team's blogs in order.
Collect a letter from each of the their blogs . . . keep these in a SAFE PLACE, you will need these letters at the end of the blog hop as they will make a mystery phrase!
Each Design Team member is offering a prize along the hop, so make sure you’re a follower and leave a comment on each of their blogs to be in with a chance of winning.
TO QUALIFY FOR MY BLOG CANDY YOU MUST BECOME A FOLLOWER...THANK YOU


Re-arrange the letters you have collected and leave a comment on the Teddy Bo challenge blog telling us what the phrase is.
The blog hop will end on Monday 23rd January (noon GMT), so you have a while to enter and also hop along with us!
There will also be a chance to win some Candy on the Teddy Bo Challenge blog too, so you have oodles and oodles of chances of winning.
Now on to the birthday blog hop, if you arrived here from Claire’s blog then you are heading in the right direction.
My letter is
 
From here you need to hop over to Hazel's blog for another chance to win a Teddy Bo graphic and collect the next letter.
If you get lost, or if a link doesn't work (we are all on different time zones), go HERE to get the next link.
Good luck everyone and have fun hopping.


Friday, 6 January 2012

Altered Book

Good morning bloggers and crafters. Hope that Christmas and the New Year was all good for you all. Wasn't too bad my end - rather quiet to say the least - didn't feel like Christmas at all.
Sadly I haven't made a card for well over a month. With my health not being good and it getting me down, I just lost my mojo altogether. I didn't even have the computer on to check blogs or gain any inspiration. So I gave myself a kick up the bum - told myself to get my act together. 
I love Pinterest and do spend some time on the evenings browsing the site on my mobile phone. This was how I came up with my latest creation.


On the above site, I found an altered book, created for old black and white photos, which are slipped in between the pages. Amazing! I have created mine for Birthday Reminders.
I bought an old book from a Charity Shop. 
An hard-back book is best and in my case the older, tatty, torn look was much nicer.

Decorate the inside covers. You don't have to do the front of the book as it will remain open and no one will see it. Fold every single page in half - yes every page! I sat and did mine whilst watching late time TV - was quite relaxing actually. You don't need to do any gluing. 
I then used my Nestabilities and cut 12 small squares - using these to attach the first letter from each month of the year. I attached with glue to the pages.
I then printed on to 5th AVENUE - PAPER PAD all names and address's of friends and families and the date of their birthdays. Cut each and everyone out with MAGNOLIA DOOHICKEY TAGS, then mounted them on to card stock. Decorated with gems. I did place ribbon through the holes but once I placed inbetween pages it looked too much.


Then I decoated with WILDORCHIDCRAFT flowers, butterflies, gems and a small gold key.
All finished....sits nicely on my desk and hopefully I now won't forget anyones birthday. 
I'm off to town again today and will be purchasing another hard-back book - this time a little bigger.
Well....I have a few things to do before I go to town. Have a good weekend folks.
Hugs & Loves
xxx