29/08/2015

A Clean & Simple Christmas !

Good Morning!
QUICK REPLY TO YESTERDAY'S POST - In regards to the picture behind the D.Inks, it's there because it's simply filling a gap as I no longer like it lol (both the lamp and picture were originally in the bedroom) Also I've decided I don't really want to follow that colour scheme again in the Craft Room. There has been one improvement though, I have decided to add the colour green by Curtains, Accessories etc... so these two items will have to find a new home.
Also as much as I'd love more shelves I'm in a rented house so I'm not really allowed to add any more than what were already here :/ I shall keep thinking, thanks for all of your comments!
Okay so I have some extra cards to share with you all today! As you saw yesterday I had a bit of a move around in the Craft Room, well whilst doing so I came across a stamped image and a stamp that resulted in me sitting down and doing some colouring instead! lol
I came up with these two Clean & Simple cards. As you can see there are some subtle differences between them.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
SPARKLES CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE - NO DESIGNER PAPERS
INGREDIENTS -
Forever Friends Stamped Image
Sentiment Stamp from my stash
Nestabilities
Frantage Embossing Powder
Red Shimmer Dome Stickers by Papermania
Gold Sprinkles by Doodlebug
INKS USED -
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
Copic Ciao Markers - C1, E21, E31, E33, R37, R59, W1& W3

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
SIMON SAYS STAMP - ANYTHING GOES
INGREDIENTS -
Penny Black Stamps
Red Shimmer Dome Stickers by Papermania
Red Sprinkles by Doodlebug
INKS USED -
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
Copic Ciao Markers - C1, C2, C5, E00, E21, R37, R59, W1, W3 & W5

Thanks for popping by and I hope you all have a lovely bank holiday weekend if you're in the UK! Tomorrow will be my last shift at work then I've got 2 weeks off, plenty of time to craft!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

28/08/2015

Crafty Re-shuffle !

 Good Morning!
I have been unhappy with the way my Craft Room looks for a while now so earlier in the week during my day off I decided to try and have a shuffle around. However I am still not happy with it and one of the things I've decided that definitely needs changing are the curtains ....
But hey I thought I'd let you all have a peek around, maybe you can figure out what it is about it that I can't put my finger on! lol

As soon as you walk through the door you are now greeted by my desk! Originally it was in a corner. The board above it was covered with all the Tags that I had previously made, however now I have just left some of my favourite's around it. I need to make my mind up about what to put in the middle, I was going to go for favourite cards but now I'm not so keen on the idea.
To the left are my flowers, embellishments and ribbons along with my Tim Holtz inky stash. The baskets are currently holding the various cards that I have made.
 To the right is the sticking point. The eye-sore in the left corner is the partners weight bench that unfortunately can't live elsewhere in the house :( This is where the desk used to be with the framed cut outs of published work above it. The blank wall needs dealing with too ...
Then turning back on yourself as if your going back out the door is my stamp collection! At the top you can see my Tim Holtz stamps and various brands of wooden stamps. The next two shelves are full of Penny Blacks, then it's a shelf of un-mounted stamps followed by pre-stamped images and finally my paper stash!
Thanks for stopping by,
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

27/08/2015

My Mums Craft Shop - Bree loves Buttercream !

Good Morning!
Today's card is one that I shared over on the MMCS BLOG yesterday. 
By now I'm sure your all used to me using Stamping Bella stamps for MMCS and today is no different! I have used a cutie from the Tiny Townies Collection called 'Bree loves Buttercream'.
The Sentiment is from another Stamping Bella stamp set.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
COUNTRY VIEW CRAFTS - SUMMERTIME
SIMON SAYS STAMP - ANYTHING GOES

INGREDIENTS -
Stamping Bella 'Bree loves Buttercream' Stamp
Maja Design Papers
Flowers from The Ribbon Girl & Wild Orchid Crafts
Cheesecloth, Bark Hearts, Star Pin & Ribbons from The Ribbon Girl
Pink Sprinkles by Doodlebug
Collall All Purpose Glue, Twinklets & Ranger Glossy Accents
Tim Holtz Paper Distressing Tool
INKS USED -
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
Copic Ciao Markers - W1, C1, C2, E00, E21, E31, E33, R11, R20, R81, RV95,
V91, V95, Y21 & Y28

Thanks for popping by,
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

26/08/2015

Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes + Option of a Sketch !

Good Morning!
Well after a Summer break I am pleased to say CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS is back with a brand new challenge of Anything Goes + Option of a Sketch!
(If you want to use a sketch you can choose between the one below or one of the others on our Sketch page. Just state which you have used).
Remember the choice to use a Sketch is completely yours.
This week's prize is from THE PAPER SHELTER and is a $20 GIFT CERTIFICATE!
For this challenge both me and the rest of my Design Team were lucky enough to use images provided by the Sponsor!

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
SPARKLES CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE - NO DESIGNER PAPERS
SIMON SAYS STAMP - ANYTHING GOES
INGREDIENTS -
Paper Shelter 'Santa Selfie' Digi Stamp
Red Sprinkles by Doodlebug
Bark Stars & Ribbon from The Ribbon Girl
Paper Doily
Tim Holtz Paper Distressing Tool
INKS USED -
Copic Ciao Markers - C1, C2, C3, C5, C7, E00, E21, E31, E33,
R11, R20, R37, R46, R59 & W1

Thanks for popping by,
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

25/08/2015

Papertake Weekly - Take Your Pick !

Good Morning!
We have a new challenge starting at PAPERTAKE WEEKLY today of Take Your Pick! Whenever we have these challenges we give you an option of 4 different themes to play along with. 
The selections this time are to use a Sketch, the colours Lilac, Purple or Blue (either/or), 
a Technique of Vintage / Distressing and finally there's the option to use Buttons! 
For the first time I have opted for all of these options.
On today's card I have used an image that is part of a Design Paper that I bought last year and I've finally got around to using it! lol

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
ALLSORTS - ROSES
INGREDIENTS -
Penny Black Sentiment Stamp
Pion & Maja Design Papers
Flowers from The Ribbon Girl & Wild Orchid Crafts
Cheesecloth & Ribbon from The Ribbon Girl
Snowflake Embellishment by Dovecraft
 Nestabilities & Paper Doily
White Glitter, Silver & White Sprinkles by Doodlebug
Collall All Purpose Glue, Twinklets & Ranger Glossy Accents
Tim Holtz Paper Distressing Tool
INKS USED -
Archival Ink - Cornflower Blue

Thanks for popping by,
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

23/08/2015

Lili of the Valley Design Collective !

Good Morning!
Today I am sharing my second card of the month for the LOTV DESIGN COLLECTIVE. I have used an older design today called 'The Lost Balloon' which features some really cute bunnies! Also Lili of the Valley are currently offering FREE POSTAGE on orders over £10 but hurry as it won't last long!

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
ALLSORTS - ROSES
INGREDIENTS -
LOTV 'The Lost Balloon' Stamp
LOTV Sentiment Stamp
Maja Design Papers
Flowers from The Ribbon Girl & Wild Orchid Crafts
Cheesecloth, Bark Stars & Ribbons from The Ribbon Girl
 Nestabilities & Paper Doily
Pink & White Sprinkles by Doodlebug
Collall All Purpose Glue, Twinklets & Ranger Glossy Accents
Tim Holtz Paper Distressing Tool
INKS USED -
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
Copic Ciao Markers - C1, E00, V91, V95, BG93, BG96, W1 & W3

Thanks for popping by,
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

20/08/2015

Lot's of Love !

Good Morning!
I was lucky enough to have a spare hour yesterday to create a card just because I wanted to! It's very rare that I find time to do that and I'm sure I'm not the only one. I also wanted to share a card with you that ISN'T Christmassy for those of you who are still resisting that festive time of year! lol 

This week I had a little sort out of my crafty stash and decided to sell some items, one of the which was the stamp used today ... I shamefully hadn't even used it before so I had to make sure I inked it up before it went to it's new home! 
You can find all the items for sale over on facebook and HERE.
If you see anything you like feel free to contact me.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges -
BUNNY ZOES CRAFTS - SHAPED CARDS
INKY CHICKS - HEARTS
INGREDIENTS -
Forever Friends Stamp
Magnolia & Maja Design Papers
Flowers from The Ribbon Girl & Wild Orchid Crafts
Cheesecloth, Bark Heart, Button & Ribbons from The Ribbon Girl
 Nestabilities & Paper Doily
Red & White Sprinkles by Doodlebug
Red Shimmer Dome Stickers by Papermania
Collall All Purpose Glue & Ranger Glossy Accents
Tim Holtz Paper Distressing Tool
INKS USED -
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
Copic Ciao Markers - C1, C2, E21, E31, E33, R46, R59 & W1

Thanks for popping by,
HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX