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Monday, 27 February 2012

Magnolia - Sitting Angel

I managed to get a few cards done earlier last week for orders. So will be sharing them with you this week...plus I actually made myself £40.00. 
So will be trotting off to the crafts shop tomorrow to stock up on card. I'm running really low.
This as been made for my friend who totally adores Tilda. 
I have used Magnolia paper - Once Upon A Time - Blue Starlit
Magnolia Stamp - Christmas 2010 - Sitting Angel
Fanciful Flourish - Cherry Lynn Designs.
Flowers and gems - Wild Orchid Crafts.
Coloured with Pro-markers.
Sentiment is from Scrap-a-licious - free downloads.
I've added some fine glitter to her wings and lace on her dress.
The sentiment ribbon is from The Button Shack. Click on the picture below, which will take you straight to the store.
I have appointments today, so best get myself in to gear.
I'm entering this card in to the following challenges ~

Hugs & Loves
xxx

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Saturated Canary - Ratatouille

Sharing a card that's a little different to my normal cards. It's plain and simple but at the same time looks adorable - in my Grand-daughters words " cute Nana ".
I found a tutorial over at Pinterest, in which you create a frame using Martha Stewart punch - Garden Trellis. You can find this punch here.
Here is the tutorial I found to make this frame - very simple to do.
Now, I have been asked a few times this week " What is Bristol Board "?
Bristol Board is 250gsm in weight and has an extra smooth surface and bright white in colour. I use this sometimes for Pro-markers but mostly for my Poly Pencils. Has its so smooth, blending the pencils with sansodor is much easier. I use to order mine on line but now that we have  " The Range "  in our town I purchase it from there. It is expensive, so be warned.....I was recommended it a couple of years a go by Tab and wouldnt be without it now.
Though for this stamp I have used Letraset's Cartridge Paper - I find this is much better for Pro-markers. Between the two, there really isn't much differance. I just find the letraset paper I can use the same pro-marker over and over again to create shadows and shadings of one colour.
I hope that helps the Ladies that have asked this week.
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I printed as I've said before Ratatouille on to letraset cartridge paper and coloured with Pro-markers.
My favorite color combination - I adore light colours. Don't know why but I can never put dark colours together and create a card I like.
I've used again my Fanciful Flourish -  By Cherry Lynn Designs - you will beable to purchase these soon from www.teddybo.com
Mine was bought as a gift and gowd do I love it! You'll soon get sick of seeing my cards with it on!
I think with using the Garden Trellis punch, the swirl with tiny punched flowers look fantastic together. I placed tiny pearls in each flower, then finished off with punched butterflies. 
Sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.
Well.......I best get some house work done before Victor Meldrew walks in and grumbles I've done nothing. Men!!!
Have a good weekend folks.
Hugs & Loves
xxx

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Teddy Bea # A Precious Baby Bea


Just a quick post for me tonight, as I'm feeling awful to say the least. Not had bad stomach pains for a while. Tonight they aren't  fading with my strong tablets....so going to lie on the sofa and hopefully they will kick in enough for me to get some sleep.
I have to be up early tomorrow too to take Chloe to work.....I'll look like " the walking dead ".
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TEDDYBEA_182
PAPERS - First Edition - Sweet Owl.
Fanciful Flourish - Cherry Lynn Designs.
Flowers and gems - Wild Orchid Crafts.
Sentiment - Craft Work Cards.
Coloured with Pro-markers.
 So.....good night - God bless - sweet dreams - I'll catch you over the weekend.
Hugs & Loves
xxx

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Saturated Canary - Pricilla Pie A Ragamuffin

Morning everyone - Tammy is feeling so fresh this morning. Had a brilliant nights sleep. I bought a new duvet yesterday....and gowd it feels so fluffy and warm on my bed last night. Slept like a baby!
Why does clean bedding - fluffy brand new duvet make you feel so good? I'd recommend it to anyone.
This card I made last night for a friends birthday....and...my Daughter pinched it this morning for a work colleague. Now I've to make another....she didnt even give me anything for the card. Kids!!
The pictures arent brilliant as it rather dark this end of the country and chucking it down with rain. Ideal day for crafting! I have a friend down today, so she'll be watching me crafting whilst she knitting. Knit one purl one - gosh, I hope I don't distract her hehehe!
I've used this gorgeous, sweetie Pricilla from Saturated Canary
Coloured her with Pro-markers. The papers I have used are FIRST EDITION - Isabelle - can't be without these, my favourite colour combination and favourite papers. 
 The lovely swirl is Fancy Flourish by Cherry Lynn Designs.
 Well.....my friend as arrived with her knitting....so off for now and get my next card finished.
Hugs & Loves
xxx

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Teddy Bo Tuesday & Challenge # Pearls & Swirls

Papers - DCWV The luxury Pack - Pearlized Metallic Effects - LUSH!
SWIRLS - Cherry Lynn Designs - Fanciful Flourish & Tropical Flourish
Flowers, pearl gems and butterfly metal embellishment from WILD ORCHID CRAFTS.
Sentiment - Craft Work Cards
Stamps use are -  
TEDDYBOBEA_099_BEA2
TEDDYBOBEA_099_BIRDSSITTING
TEDDYBOBEA_099_FLYINGBIRD
Teapot from very first release TEDDYBEA_002 Suits you down to a tea.
Stamped flowers on the teapot are a digital stamp from PCCrafters NOT from Teddy Bo
I purchased over 2 years a go the tea-cup stamp, which I thought was just perfect for the insert. Now...I know where I got it from but its no longer on the site. So I can't tell you the make etc. Sorry.
I'm loving this layout right now as it gets rid of some of my scraps....here's hoping you don't get bored with this style!

Not only do we have the new challenge, we also have fantastic goodies appearing in the shop.
Exciting or what?? I am.....cus I know what wonderful things are now available to buy from 
Teddy Bo. Oh...and the charms are to die for! Go and check them out. WOW!!
Here is a preview for you.
Right lots to do today - so maybe I will catch you all again later - with another card.
Hugs & Loves
xxx

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Saturated Canary Challenge - Anything but Square or Rectangle

Good Morning everyone - who's woke up to snow? 
The sun is gleaming my end of the country but a little cold. My tooth ache as almost gone, so feeling much better now the antibiotics have kicked in.
Over at Saturated Canary the challenge is to make a creations that's not a square or rectangle. As I was getting sick of the same shape I thought I would go for an half circle.
I have used " Ellie's Birthday " digital stamp for this card - printed her on to bristol board and coloured with Pro-markers and use poly pencils for shadowing.
I placed this card on another site - had some nice comments - though one said " its over egged ".
Never heard of this saying myself but my daughter said that it means it's  " over the top ".
So I was actually offended. Not the first time I have had comments like this. Some have been rather nasty, even here on my blog - so I choose not to publish them. I would never dream of telling some one their card is awful......every bodies tastes are different and we all put a lot of work in our cards.
So please, rather than leave a nasty comment - just don't leave one at all!
Sorry - I'm ranting but it really does get my back up.
I adore pink/peach and browns together....so elegant looking. Flowers / gems and binding ribbon as always are Wild Orchid Crafts.
I have such a lot to do today - catching up on washing, Hubby's paperwork and a roast to cook....oh, and playing taxi for the girls. God help them when I have had my op and I can't drive for a few weeks.
I'm so going to make the most of it - lap it up !! Enjoy the rest of the weekend folks....happy crafting.
Hugs & Loves
xxxx

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Saturated Canary - Friends

Evening all - this is just a quick post for me tonight. 
Got terrible tooth ache. I've had it for a couple of days now and can't get in the dentist until tomorrow afternnon and then I've got to sit and wait. My gum is so swollen - I need putting down!!!
I have used the following digital stamps -  Penny  / 90's Girl / Sweet 16
Use my pro-markers to colour them in, after printing on to bristol board.
I haven't made this size card for years - I know why I stopped - hated it lol......won't be doing one again, will stick to square.
Flowers are both from Hobby Craft and Wild Orchid Crafts.
Ribbon was from one of Teddy Bo's DT - thank you Hazel.
I have used FIRST EDITION PAPERS - Summer Breeze.

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I'm going to sign off now and take more pain killers. Oh ...... look what I purchased from poundland today - get yourself down there folks.
There is 15 colours of organza ribbon in each pack.....1 meter each colour.  Bargain or what??

 Nite nite
Hugs & Loves
xxx


Monday, 13 February 2012

Calendar - Saturated Canary - Pricilla Pie A Ragamuffin

Hello everyone - hope I find you all well. Tammy is feeling great - I guess having a date for my operation as actually cheered me up - scared - but I guess everyone is. I can't wait to be pain free!
Anyway - had a colouring weekend - did a few Teddy Bo's and this gorgeous sweetie Pricilla.
I have to say, she as got to be my favourite.....enjoyed colouring her in. I have used pro-markers and poly-pencils. She was also printed off on to bristol board. The sentiment is from TLC
 This started off as a Artist Canvas Board - size 10 inches by 8 inches - so rather large. I chose this size as I really wanted all the details of the stamp to stand out, especially with gems added in her hair and the glitter.
The lovely swirl is Fancy Flourish by Cherry Lynn Designs - love it and will get used a lot. Can't wait to invest in more.
The gorgeous flowers are both Wild Orchid Crafts and Prima - lush!
 The papers I have used are FIRST EDITION - Isabelle - can't be without these, my favourite colour combination and favourite papers. The colours really do suit Pricilla. I also decorated the back - I can't show pictures as I have made this for a blogger friend......I don't want her to know - I like surprises, so I am sure she will love this too. 
 Taking my Daughter for her ski-ing lessons - she's due to fly to Amercia soon....she's going to have a ball - wish I was going.
Take care all - catch you again soon.
Hugs & Loves
xx



Thursday, 9 February 2012

Saturated Canary - Love

Good Morning Bloggers / Crafters
Firstly I'd like to share some news - I spoke to the hospital yesterday and I was reassured that I WILL get my date for the operation this week...they are sorting through the paperwork for March.
I just hope that she isn't fobbing my off - as I do ring every week and my doctor as wrote 5 letters in total.
Just had a call and my date is 30th March......wow so happy but nervous at the same time.
So on to my card and plaque.
I have used a free image that Krista gave away on her blog with her news letter - it can be found here.
Thank you Krista - she's gorgeous
I printed her on to Bristol Board and coloured with Pro-markers. I have used the blending pen a lot on this stamp and really did take my time in colouring her. I guess I'm a perfectionist!
I didn't want her too dark, as I felt pastels were right for her with my paper choice.
I used a light grey poly pencil for the high-lights on her clothes, using Sansodor to blend.
The papers are DCWV - Luxury Stack - all the papers are pearlized metallic. LUSH!!
All flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts.
Used a selection of Martha Stewart Punches.
The small bottle is a sample perfume from Avon - teddybo's boss gave me this idea as I was looking for tiny bottles. I emptied and add a little glitters, wrapped some paper round and added a heart charm.
Gems were added to her ears for ear-rings.
Plaque

For this I scanned in my coloured stamp and printed her on to Ink-jet printable cotton.
I have had this a while and used my last sheet. The shop I purchased from is no longer open. 
But I do believe that crafty computer papers do sell it.
I then used a wood grain oval flexi loop - the kind you use for cross stitching.

Glittered her up and added gems. 
The wonderful die I used was a gift from an Angel.
Seriously an Angel did send me this die. It came through the post the other day, straight from the web site - with a message inside saying " With Love from an Angel ". Now how many of you can say an Angel sent you a gift? I actually cried.....honestly this random act of kindness filled me up. I did eventually find out who sent it me and I can honestly say - I wish there were more people out there that did these random things - as it really does make someones day. 
So Hazel - thank you so much Sweetie......I owe you one!
The die is a Cheery Lynn Die - Fanciful Flourish. They are the best dies ever - ok I have only this one but they cut perfectly and I'm not left trying to get the card out of the die like I do with my Marianne ones, they are a nightmare!!!
This card and plaque have been made for my friends daughters 18th - her Mum loves it....so I'm sure Krista will too.
Challenge's I'm entering this card in are ~
Wild Orchid Challenge - Love is....
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Anything but a card
Truly Scrumptious - Love & Hearts

Sorry this post is a little too long - hope I havent bored you silly.
Right - house work to do....so catch you all again soon.
Hugs & Loves
xx


Friday, 3 February 2012

Magnolia Card _ Sweet Crazy Love

Tilda with wrapped heart.

I so love this Tilda - isn't she just the cutest? 
This stamp is from the SWEET CRAZY LOVE 2012 COLLECTION.
I only purchased a couple from this collection as money is so tight of late. Hopefully now Hubby is contracting for another company - the pennies will be flowing again. To be honest, not having the pennies as made me get stamps and papers out that I havent used. The only downfall there is, is that many new craft things come out on a weekly basis - that you look at them and WANT then and NEED them! Tammy can wait :(( lol
So on to the card and its ingredients.
I have used my favourite papers and colour combination - FIRST EDITION - ISABELLE .
LUSH!!
This layout is the same as the last card I posted of TEDDY BEA. I say googling layouts the other day to give me inspiration....and....its helped with my not so good mojo.

Tilda as been coloured with both Pro-markers and Poly Pencils.
Flowers and gems are WildOrchidCrafts
Heart charm - I have had for ages so not sure of where it came from. Maybe it came from an old bracelet of the girls. I recycle everything.
Sentiment is Craftworkcards.

CHALLENGES I AM ENTERING THIS CARD IN
Simply Magnolia - Hearts & Love
TOMIC - Valentine & Hearts
Just Magnolia - Anything Goes with an option of Valentines

Found the vapor rub - all I need now is that gorgeous bloke to rub it in for me.
Catch you all soon.
Hugs & Loves
xx