Saturday, February 11, 2012

Ballerina digi card - Whimsy Stars & Studio

hi everyone, back with a quick card from a new digi site tried recently, Whimsy stars and studio, and you can find the stamp here.
the image is coloured with promarkers, the stars embossed the cuttlebug birthday folder, and the papers are from Bearly Mine Designs

some close up photos

you can find the papers at Bearly Mine but I cant access them on my hard drive to find out which set they were from.. will have to come back later and let you know :)

and the middle decorated to match the outside

Thursday, February 9, 2012

new Lili of the Valley Stamp Sneak peeks

okay this is NOT one of my projects but I have to share it from one of the LOTV DT members, so click on the picture to be taken to the Sneak Peeks - I think i will have to stay up to buy some of these stamps.. this has to be the cutest easter stamp ever....awwhhhh
those ducks are the cutest and I hope the LOTV girls will design some more duckie stamps after easter!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

tis the season for love n hugs..

hi everyone and sorry this is so late, am trying to move photos off external hard drives etc and get the posting up to date here on the blog. not as many closeup photos as I would like, but hopefully have things back to normal in next 1 - 2 weeks, how I miss my pc!

Its the season of love, so for those who attended a recent workshop, here is a taste of what we made (tried to use different stamps and as much as I could, and as much embossing as possible this time LOL!!)

PS I will be adding links to products I think people want to source themselves, on my new page from now on, so the posts on the main page can be kept as relevant and full of photos as possible! please be patient as this takes ages to find sometimes when products are in demand..

The first card is using two Penny black hedgie stamps, the blowing bubbles one is from 2002 and the car one from 2012 - imagine that, 10 years between them and they go SO well together.
this is a twisted easel card...

and some close up photos below:

The next card is the second I have made with Di's Digi downloads Tending Snowdrops digi - use the Di's Digi download label to search for more cards and the other card made with this same digi image. 
This one is decorated with a Marianne D die for the green foliage and an EK success daisy punch to make the white flowers, and is coloured with twinkling H2O's.
An easel card again..

The next one is using a Penny Johnson Stampavie Stamp called Blossom Birds - this stamp is ideal for any love theme but also for feminine birthdays and lots of other

and here are is a close up of this one too..

... and for a change from stamping a wedding or anniversary image (versatile for both) from Craft Creations - when I can get the camera sorted and able to download, will add some more photos.. check back soon.. oh and the sentiment is a just rite stamp..

on this card the sentiment tag in the pink is made from combining two fleur de lys spellbinder dies.
So the next card has one of my favourite colour combinations for weddings - white and silver, and the stamp is from Sugar Nellie called Happily ever after - shock horror when I found it with no sign of ink and tucked in a box from last year which had half finished cards in it - what a crime, which was soon remedied!!

this card has partial cuttlebug embossing and lots of layering and texture so once again more pics will follow when i get the tech issues sorted .....
this one unlike the others has been coloured with a minimum of pro marker colours and mostly greys..
the bells tinkle too!

The last card to share is another Penny Black stamp called Tom and Tilly from their newest valentine release - again a versatile stamp with such a thought provoking image too awhhhh.
This one was coloured in a quick and 'loose' watercolour technique using twinkling H2O's (its different to the usual smooth blended colouring you might normally see me use and I will be doing a lot more of this technique to show shading a bit more and because it is really exciting when you paint like this - mental note I HAVE to find time to paint again soon).

 hope you like enjoyed these cards and please leave some feedback when you visit, as I receive a lot of traffic and few comments (constructive criticism is useful too lol).

... will be back with another wedding card shortly.. one that's a bit different! ...

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Blog candy winner and hardware issues

hi everyone, just wanted to apologise for not posting the winner sooner and also for not posting any new blog entries. My PC decided to crash about 2 weeks ago and has had to be sent away to be repaired under warranty (thank goodness is all I can say!) and I have been told that it will be at least another week, so will make do with a loan machine to catch up a bit.

I can't figure out how to post the image from without my old PC, but the winner of the candy drawn is
number 4 - Aideen
Congrats Aideen, and if you can send me your address by email to I can send your prize to you.

thanks for being so patient everyone, and if I can find the photos I hope have backed up okay from my hard drive, I have more cards so share.

its bit chilly out there for the next few days so wrap up warm, and will be back soon