Thursday, 22 May 2014

Bearly Mine BH Sale

Donna has released 3 new sets of papers today & is holding a Bank Holiday Sale.

The new papers released are:- A Load of Ole Bricks
Wooden Wonders
Black & White Essentials
All of which & more can be found at Bearly Mine Designs

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Delivery From Heaven (Boy)

Its time for another Divas By Design  challenge & its an easy one this week, as its an Anything Goes challenge & is sponsored by Bunny Zoes I have used Delivery From Heaven by Magnolia & coloured with Prisma pencils. (The girl version is a few posts down on my blog). The papers are from stash, sorry no idea who to give credit to. The little jacket, I bought in Cyprus. The banner die is La La Land. Feather & Button both from stash & flowers from Thailand. The sentiment I made using Dovecraft alphabet letters.
Entering into the following challenges
Papertake Weekly  Oh So Cute
Through The Craft Room Door Anything Goes
Crafty Boots Blue & White
Challenges4Everybody Anything Goes
Dream Valley Things With Wings
Come & Get It Bingo (I used middle line...3 or more layers. Free Choice & Flowers

Bearly Mine inspirational post

Today is my turn to showcase an inspirational post for Bearly Mine Challenges. I have chosen to use papers from 2 sets of Donnas collection & these are the details.
Mini Dots & Floral Surprise

The image is an Elusive Images stamp, coloured with Prisma pencils & Gilding Flakes by Craftynotions. I mounted it onto a Nestie, added ribbon & lace which I coloured with a Promarker from stash.
The flowers more or less have all come from Thailand. I am so lucky to have a friend whose son lives out there, so when she visits him, she brings back tons of flowers & we divide them between 3 of us. The little butterfly I bought in Cyprus in a cake supply shop of all places & again I coloured it with a Promarker.
I hope this showcases some of the Bearly Mine papers, go take a look, in my opinion, they are some of the best digital papers out there.
Entering into the following challenges
Crafting From The Heart Anything Goes
Created With Love Lots of Layers
Stamp & Create Spring Colours

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Little London

I recently went to a distress ink class at Sir Stamp A Lot & met some lovely new people, whose blogs I will be following in the future. We all learnt a lot & made a fab box, which I will show you at a later stage. I decided to have a practice & chose to use Castle of the Guard. Edwin with Derby Hat & Vintage Telephone Booth, all from Little London collection. They are all coloured with Distress Inks. I have mounted them onto a Spellbinder Nestie Lacy Squares. The papers are Papermania Portobello Road. The tag die is Magnolia DooHickey. The blue across the bottom is old shoe laces stuck together with some pearl beading in between, this came from Thailand, as did all my flowers. The jewels are from stash & once again the red embellishment, also came from Thailand. (Its handy having a friend who visits her son over there, who is a card maker too). I still need lots of practice but quite pleased with the results.
Entering into the following challenges
Created With Love Lots of Layers
Dutch Magnolia Lovers Spring...Use Flowers
Come & Get It It  Bingo (I have used ribbon, 3 or more layers & bling/rhinestones)
Kit & Clowder Flowers
Crafts for Eternity To Die For
Stampin with the Dragon Flowers
Time for Magnolia Challenge Shabby Chic or Vintage

I have won over at Dutch Magnolia Lovers for this card
I have won a Top Pick at Come & get It Challenges with this card.

Monday, 12 May 2014

Delivery From Heaven (Girl)

It seems ages since I sat down & made a card or two for no reason, other than I wanted to. I have made a new baby boy & girl, but am keeping the boy version as a DT card, so that will be published later this month. I have been so busy decorating my craft room & reorganizing it into a room I like to be in & also doing some dressmaking, that card making has taken a back seat.
The papers are Docraft or Papermania, not sure as have had so long. The image is a Magnolia stamp called Delivery From Heaven & is coloured with Prismas & mounted onto a Decorative Labels One Nestie. The white ribbon is HobbyHouse. The feather & gorgeous little jacket I bought in Cyprus, there is a shop in Famagusta that has lots of this type of embellishment & I just had to have 2 of each colour. Its so cute! The flower is from Thailand. The letters I used a Dovecraft Alphabet stamp set to make the girl sentiment. The banner die is La La Land.
Entering into the following challenges
Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia Include a Sentiment
Magnolia-licious Anything Goes
Marvelous Magnolia Newest or Fav stamp (this is one of my newest stamps)
Midweek Magnolias Texture
Simply Magnolia Anything Goes
Sir Stamp A Lot Anything Goes
Tildas Town Favourite Colouring Medium (has to be my pencils, have found myself going back to them despite having a full collection of Promarkers
Sunday Stamper Pink
Die Cut Divas Use at Least 1 Embellishment
One Crazy Stamper Anything Goes & Am Embellishment

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Any One For Tea!

Divas By Design have a new challenge today & the theme is ''In The Pink'' & is sponsored by Live & Love Crafts.
I have only been back from Cyprus just over a week & we were away for the Bank Holiday weekend & got back last night & this morning I suddenly realised I had not made my card for todays challenge!
I jumped out of bed & started on this one. The stamps are Papermania Lucy Cornwell & coloured with Prisma pencils. Both papers came from my stash & were freebies from magazines at some point. The stamp is stamped onto a Nestie & edged with flat backed pearls which I bought in Cyprus. The ribbon is also from stash, do you remember when we bought ribbon on adhesive strips? Well I thought I would use some as the colours matched perfectly. Flowers from stash & the sentiment is from same set of stamps as above.
A very quick card just in time....phew!!!!
Entering into the following challenges
Crafty Sentiments Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network Pink & Ribbon
Love To Create Say It With Flowers
Crafting At The Weekend Anything Goes

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Wild Rose For You

There is a new challenge starting over at Bearly Mine today & this months theme is Flowers. A nice easy one eh? I chose to use Wild Rose Studio Bella with Presents stamp & coloured it with Prismas & used Nestie to mount the image onto. The papers are Bearly Mine Mixed Media & Simply Dots & I used a Martha Stewart punch Daisies to edge the dotty paper. The banner die is La La Land, edged with a Promarker. Flowers & bow from stash. The butterfly I bought in Cyprus recently at a cake shop of all places. I shared a bag with my friend & coloured it with a Promarker again. The scroll die is also La La Land, the sentiment is Country Companions Lovers Lane & the little flower die is from stash (no idea where it came from)
Entering the following challenges
Crafty Girls Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments A Sentiment or Number 4
Crafty Ribbons Anything Goes With Ribbon
Crafting For All Seasons Lots of Layers
Crafty Sentiments Designs Anything Goes
Die Cuttin Divas Make It Girly