Monday, 29 August 2011

Tim Holtz Bird Cage

Feeling a bit at a craft mojo loss at the moment... not a good feeling, especially when your other half tells you that he needs a birthday card for his dad... whose birthday is that day! OOH and it happens to be his dads 50th as well :p

Now what can I say about Garys dad... er not much only met him twice in the 7 years me and Gary have been together, but he does like birds! So one Tim Holtz birdy card coming up...

Entering into following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday, Challenge 179 - Sketch

Digi Doodle, Challenge 73 - Anything Goes

Totally Gorjuss, Challenge 95 - As you like it

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Having a rest...

Have been very productive for most of July & August, but I think the Pride Dog Show wiped me out on Sunday!

So having a bit of a break then will be back over the weekend :D

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Penny & Dronkey

FINALLY! Have been trying to get this layout done using the Cupcake Craft Challenge sketch ALL week, but have been busy with the puppies costumes for the Pride Fun Dog Show tomorrow lol

This is Penny with the Dronkey (dragon-donkey, see Shrek for reference lol) toy that I got free with the Shrek 3 dvd.

Now normally for my girlie pups I try to make the LOs very pretty (and generally sparkly), but no glitter was using in the making of this page! People out there who know me, dont drop down dead LOL

But as the picture if very brown (Penny), blue (the bed) and red (Dronkey!) I've kept the photo colours when picking out my papers.

Have also dug out and used some of my old alphabet stickers (doodlebug) for the title, was feeling too lazy to individually cut each one out with my sidekick :D

Entering into challenge:

Cupcake Craft Challenge - 3rd Birthday: Follow the Sketch

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Clarabelle is Fairy Cute!

Eeeeeeeeeee so was naughty and got 2 new Kraftin' Kimmie stamps this week (between you and me have ordered some more to arrive in september... *rubs hands together with glee*)

Cracked open the first stamp last night which Clarabella Fairy, she's so cute yet naughty looking!

Coloured in with promarkers then added some sakura sparkle.
Papers are left over bits from making Pennys 'seatbelt safety' layout the other day from DCWV 'Street Lace'
Papermania Chipboard dragonfly coloured in with a promarker, stamped with a design in black then glazed with glossy accents!

Entering into following challenges:

Kraftin' Kimmie, Challenge 91: Reciepe, 1 Flower, 1 Ribbon and 1 piece of chipboard

Sketch N Stash, Challenge 68: Follow the sketch and use new/neglected stash!

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Tutu Pretty!

So next weekend I'm taking part in the Pride Pink Dog Show in Manchester (for more details visit here: ) and their theme is Fairy Tails! :D

For Belle and Pennys costume needed tutus! Found this wonderful tutorial for none sew tutus (which is good as I can't even do faux stitching on cards/layouts all that well!!!), visit here for tutorial:

Now with these tutus they dont go all the way around as I dont want to hinder Belle & Penny being able to walk, so the fabric strips stop just a little under. Also glad I didn't have to go all the way around as they took long enough making 3/4 tutus!! lol

Also instead of tulle, I've used a voile material which I was worried wouldn't work as well but it really has!

Belle in her pinky/purple/green tutu!

Penny in her purple and gold tutu

Belle & Penny together!

The tutus!

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Seatbelt Safety!

Well I should be making tutus for Belle and Penny (yes they are the dogs and no you probably dont want to know why LOL), but instead decided to play with the Frosted Design challenges :D

Have managed to combine their Tuesday sketch with their Friday challenge and using my new paper pad by DCWV (Streetlace) have made this rather striking layout of Penny!

I have had to alter the LO slightly due to the size of my photo and also as I work on 8x8 LOs for my pet scrapbook.

As no room left for any journalling, turned my picture into a pocket and made a tag!

Altered papermania chipboard flutterby - painted in metallic pink paint, then stamped with another butterfly image before being gloosy accented :D

Challenges entering for:

Frosted Designs - Fabulous Friday Theme: Animals!

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Gorgeous George

Feeling very low and sorry for myself as not been well... needed to make a card for someone at work tomorrow which I've had on my to do list all however finally got round to making it!

Love this guy, he's called Gorgeous from Pollycrafts but for some reason he just makes me want to call him George lol (looks quite similar to the guy I'm making this card for actually... hehe)

A very clean and simple layout for this card, mainly due to me having no energy!

Coloured in with Promarkers

Entering into following challenge:

Cute Card Thursday, Challenge 177: Theme - Clean & Simple

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Rock Chick Birthday!

Its my friends birthday soon so needed a suitable card for her :D found this Kenny K image which is very Chelsea and then cracked open my new DCWV Street Lace card pack... ooooo its so lush!!

Coloured in with Promarkers

Entering into following challenges:

Tuesday Morning Sketches, Challenge 106: Follow the Sketch

Passion for Promarkers, Challenge 112: Theme - Divas with Glam & Glitter

Cupcake Craft, Challenge 154: Theme - Sew Mad

A Spoon full of Sugar, Challenge 162: Theme - Happy Birthday

Monday, 8 August 2011

Hamster who Hula Hoops Make my Day!!!

Love this image from 2 Cute Rubber Stamps :D

Monday bloooooooooes, hates Mondays, so cheered myself up making this Hamster card for a couple of challenges!

Picture coloured in with Promarkers!
Background paper created with Paper Soft-Color paints, painted back ground pink, then made a line stencil using 2 pieces of card and varying the widths.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Sarah & Angelo's Wedding Cards

My step sister Sarah is getting married next month, so asked my Dad and Stella if they'd like me to make a wedding card (guess I should make one from me as well! :o/)

So started exploring the digital world for a new image as bit bored of the 2 I've got! And found this GORGEOUS image by Christy Croll (, its very Twilight/Bella&Edward but I think its so beautifully drawn. So was added to my digital image stash folder today!

Bit of artistic photography so you can see the glitter lol

Coloured in using Promarkers (whatelse!)

Entering into following challenges:

Sketch N Stash, Challenge 67: Follow the sketch & use either new or neglected stash

Passion for Promarkers, Challenge 111: Theme, Hugs & Kisses

Love Mermaids

Anyone who knows me that after Dragons, Mermaids are one of my favorite things. The Little Mermaid is my fave disney movie!

So I just adore this stamp by Annie Rodrigue (Krafting Kimmie), which I've made this card for the following challenges below:

Coloured in 'Nerissa' with promarkers.
Card & paper ripped and distressed then inked with distress inks around the edges.
Lots of glitter (can't really see it in my pictures) and gems added along with a few phishes :D

Frosted Designs - Colouring Challenge

Kraftin' Kimmie - Challenge 90 - Theme, Distressed

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 92 - Follow the sketch

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Rochdale Crop Layouts - 06/08

Went and spent part of today scrapbooking at a crop over in Rochdale, managed to get 4 layouts done of the animals :D

Halloween 2009, pt 1

Halloween 2009, pt 2

Cat Cruelty lol


Monday, 1 August 2011

Woodstock Frame

Woodstock is one of the 6 pups my baby Belle had last November and is Pennys brother! My dad fell in love with him over New Year and took him on, you've never seen a man love a dog so much... its quite embarrassing lol

Back in June we spent a week in Poole looking after Woody while dad was away and I took this picture of Woodstock on Lyme Regis Beach. Thought as I had a spare frame that I would alter the frame and put Woodys pic in it as a pressie for Dad.

First I painted in a pale acrylic called 'Fawn' first, then dry brushed a metallic gold paint over.
Then stamped with some Inkadinkadoo Circles & Dots set, I used Impress chocolate and ultramarine. You have to be a bit careful after because the ink stays wet, but I dont want to use stazon ink on clear stamps!
Added a bit of bling with some pale blue crystals.
Finally I painted a chipboard W with brown and metallic blue acrylic paint then covered in glossy accents.

Not bad a for a picture frame that came in a pack of 3 from Ikea for £2!!!