Friday, 29 November 2013

Stamping Bella Uptown Girls number 1

I love the uptown girls from Stamping Bella and have several, this was a new one that just had to be inked and coloured straight away. I haven't coloured in a while and I was actually nervous before I started, not sure why as it is only paper lol.

I based the card on this one from July but the image was so large it wouldn't fit on an a2 so I used my tried and tested square 6 x 6. As i have not used any full sheets of card or paper I am entering Di's snippet challenge.

I cant believe that this is week 100, I have been enjoying this challenge since Jules first started it although to be honest my snippet mountain doesn't seem to be getting any smaller. So congrats to Di for being a great playground mistress and keeping us all under control and heres to another 400 weeks at least.

Image: "Polly loves perfume" stamping bella
Papers: "love me" MME
Card: "smoky slate" stampin up
Nail heads: Josy rose
Sentiment: "year round puns" Papertrey Ink
Dies: Pierced circles, circle stax both MFT, speech bubble by clearly besotted
Sparkle: Wink of stella clear brush pen

Skin - E11, 00, 000, R02
Hair - E55, 57, 59,
Chair - T5, 4, 2, 0
Dress - B01, 00, 000, R22, 21, 20, 00

Challenges: Snippet Playground week 100, woohoo

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Sweet Peas

Firstly I think I need to apologise about the awful photo quality, it is nearly impossible to get a decent photo at the moment as there is about an hour a day of good light and this card needed to be posted and couldn't wait so there you have it in all its blue toned glory.

I coloured an image for this card whilst in Florida and I know I have seen it since I came home but when I went to make the card it had vanished so I had to start again. I would imagine the law according to sod means as soon as I hit publish on this post or put the card in the postbox it will appear lol,

Image: "sweet peas" LOTV (lili of the valley)
Papers: "time for tea" nit wit collections
Cardstock: "perfect plum" stampin up
Sentiment: "" stampin up, ink "plum pudding" papertrey ink
Nailheads: josy rose
Dies: "hexagons" xcut and perfect layers tool

 Jar: BG13, 11, 10
 Sweet peas: G46, V17, 15, 12, R85, 81, BV04, 02, 00
 Bee: Y35
Ground: W3, 1, 00

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Crafting for Christmas Number 4

This image reminded me of my uncles farm, even down to the sheep in fact the only thing missing was the original mini in the field. I loved that mini, it was power blue, with string to open the door and sliding windows and a number plate with three numbers and three letters, my that has been a wander down memory lane lol.

Image: The best of LaPashe 2012 CD
Embossing: "snowflakes" cuttlebug
Card: silver mirri
Sentiment: Craftwork cards

Friday, 22 November 2013

Lawn Fawn Haul

A couple of my good crafty friends wondered if I was ordering from lawn fawn as there were a few items they wanted, of course I said I was but I didn't have enough to qualify for free shipping so they added to my order to make that happen lol.

I haven't shown their items as I didn't think it would be fair for them to see them on youtube before they got them in person, however as it has taken so long to upload the videos I needed have worried lol.

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Thursday, 21 November 2013

Papertrey ink haul

Yet another Papertrey ink haul lol! I haven't ordered much this time as I only ordered a few months ago and there wasn't as much that I had to have. I have been using their ink and card though so ordered a few of those.

Space and weight allowance are always a consideration so I don't take all the card home in one trip.

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Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Joann's Haul

I ordered a couple of times when Joann had their free shipping offer but decided to combine them into one haul video. I actually ordered the perk me up stamp 4 times before but it was always out of stock, I jumped for joy when the shipping notice showed it was included.

I had never considered ordering from before seeing Emchanted Stephs video on youtube, she showed the Stamping Bella Uptown girls so I had to go look. I have since found lots of hard to find stamps on their website so I think for my next trip this will be the first place I order from.

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Tuesday, 19 November 2013

MFT Shop Haul

I attended a crafting workshop at MFT and learned how to make a recessed stamped card, so easy and so effective. So of course whilst I was there I had to have a little crafty spend too.

I have already played with the inks and they are amazing, the black sticks to clear stamps and gives such a perfect impression, I think I need all the colours now.

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Monday, 18 November 2013

MFT half price haul

MFT announced a half price sale on some of their die and stamp combos and also the stax in July/August. I was going to wait until I visited the shop but I knew some would be sold out so I ordered online. A few days later they reduced the sale to 75% off so of course I had to place another order. I still visited the shop too.

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Sunday, 17 November 2013

Michaels Haul Video

Happy Sunday morning everyone, I want to apologise for not visiting and commenting as much as normal and hopefully normal service will be resumed shortly.

I was on vacation in Florida in at the end of September and made quite a few videos of my crafty haul but have only just managed to edit and upload them. I will list them separately on my blog over the next few days but they are all live on my youtube account if you want to see them altogether.

The first one I have for you is a very small Michaels haul, I only purchased a few items and although I still love Michaels my online ordering means I spend less and less with each visit.

Thanks for watching, check back tomorrow for the first of two MFT hauls.

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Baby's First Christmas - Pink Petticoat version

I have four of these cards to make this year and I wanted them all to be different so I started with a tried and tested image and papers and a layout I have used before on this card.

Image and sentiment: Pink Petticoat
papers: "snowflake" and "gingham" (cherry blossom) Pink Petticoat

Skin: E11, 00, 000, R02
Hair: E35
Holly: G46, 43, R89
Pram: R89, 85, 83, 81, R00, RV10

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

There's no family like snow family

Ok bad pun but I couldn't get the tune out of my head after so I have paid the price I promise lol. Another Christmas card I hear you say, well yes it is, I am loving making them and as my nan would say I am making hay whilst the sun shines.

Another new release LOTV stamp, this was a joy to colour and I knew who I was going to give the card to immediately. I am using real red again, I am already on my second pack of 24 sheets and can see another order coming, I really love this card and it seems to go with everything. Red is the one colour I have always struggled to get in the UK, small packs from other suppliers have never matched each other again so the fact that stampin up always matches is a real plus point for me. I am also wondering if I need the new ice cream colours mmmm ok yes I do lol.

Image: "snow family" LOTV
Papers: "holly lane" KI memories at Jessica Sprague
Cardstock: "real red" stampin up
Sentiment: see D from paper mania

Father: N9, 7, 5, 4, 2, 0, R39, 37, 35, E42, 40, BG0000, W0, E77
Mother: BG0000, W0, E44, 43, 42, R37, 35, 32, YG25, 23, 21, E77
Boy: BG0000, W0, B06, 04, 02, 01, 00, E77
Girl: BG0000, W0, R85, 83, 81, E42

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Another Prisma pencil one

I coloured another image with my prisma pencils and had to make a few adjustments, I coloured the green dress blue but it was a bit too much blue so I paper pieced a new one and think it makes such a difference. I also drew the bricks in the wall as they stopped abruptly and it looked odd when I cut it out so I drew a few in, hopefully it isn't too noticeable which ones.

Image:  Best Friends" LOTV - lily of the valley
Papers: "Petal Fresh" Nit Wit
Cardstock: "Bashful Blue" Stampin up (retired - will miss this colour once I have used it all)
Dies: blueprints 3 MFT stamps

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Prismacolor pencils

I have had my prisma pencils longer than my copics but they hardly ever got used so I took them to Florida last year and left them there. I thought not having any copics would mean they got used and boy they did this time for sure, so much that if I had any room in my case they would be in my craftroom now.

I forgot to take any papers with me and prefer to match my papers and colouring so I had to improvise and just use colours I liked and hope I had papers when I got home.

This is such an intricate image but once you start colouring it was a joy and made me wonder why I haven't used it more.

Image: "chocolate factory" LOTV
Papers: "fairytale dreams" Nit Wit
Card: Unknown but probably Papermill
Sentiment: "chocolate sentiments" MFT stamps

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Crafting for Christmas Number 3

Another of the cards from the CD, I am so enjoying making these, there will a few to show as so far I have made 10. Almost all the one side of my family (aunts and uncles) taken care of, still need to make ones for my cousins but they won't mind shop bought ones if I run out of time.

Image: The best of LaPashe 2012 CD
Embossing: "snow" cuttelbug
Card: gold mirri
Sentiment: Craftwork cards

Friday, 1 November 2013

Crafting for Christmas Number 2

This card has a little bit of dimension as this was in the decoupage section of the CD, I used the holly from the same section as the other cards as I felt it needed a little something in the corner.

In my mind this scene had a house, car and postbox and I am sure there is one like that but could I find it, oh no but you can bet I will once all the cards are made lol.

Image: The best of LaPashe 2012 CD
Embossing: "snow" cuttelbug
Card: red mirri
Sentiment: Craftwork cards