Saturday 20 September 2014

Sweet and Simple on Saturday!

Hello and thanks for stopping by today, hope you're enjoying your weekend.....I'm off out this afternoon to by new shoes for work, never a task I enjoy, but needs must!
Somehow, this week I've managed to squeeze in some crafting time, Yay! I have a few creations, that will hopefully find there way on here in the coming days.
First up, is this little creation.......
I am still working my way through the LOTV art pads that I got last Christmas, and that is where this little sweetie comes from. She is coloured with promarkers, and given the necessary sparkle with Stickles Star dust glitter glue. Button from local haberdashery and twine from dovecraft.
You might also notice my new watermark at the top there, I've been beavering away making similar for the Cutie Pie team, now I don't profess to be some sort of graphic whizz kid, but I found these relatively easy to create, if you'd like me to make you something similar, please feel free to email me.
I would like to enter these challenges:
Less is More - Face the Music and Dance, you can tell by that little leg kick that she is shaking her stuff!!!
Righty-ho, better get myself moving, will catch up with you all later xx

Wednesday 17 September 2014

Snuggle up with the Cutie Pies

               Hello, thanks for visiting me today...hope you're having a great week so far. So, I leave my house to go to work at 6:45am (yep, its a bad as it sounds!) every morning and the damp. fogginess for the last few days is definitely telling me that we are now in Autumn......but there is still a lot to enjoy this time of year......lovely walks in the woods with the dogs on a bright afternoon, and if its not such a bright afternoon then spending some time at my craft desk without feeling like I should be pottering around the garden! Another lovely thing this time of year, is the warm, cosy colours and that is the theme this time, with
                                 THE CUTIE PIE CHALLENGE                         
We want to see your super cute cards featuring lovely shades of Autumn,
For my own DT card I dug out this little sweetie from Hanglar & Stanglar, and coloured her with promarkers. When I was out, weeks ago buying school stationary supplies for my kids, I foundsome fab subject dividers in Wilko's and I thought they would make a fab Kraft-like card stock. I had intended to trim off the edge with the holdes, but then I thought it added a quirk look!
The papers are oldies from stash, I also added lace, doily, buttons, string and sentiment.
Our challenge is sponsored by the wonderful

So, thank you to them!
So, why not hop over, check out the other amazing DT cards and join in too!
I would also like to enter this card into:
thanks and hugs for visiting xx

Wednesday 10 September 2014

James is Candle-tastic!

Hello there, hope you're having a good week, hasn't the weather been a lovely treat over the last few days, so nice to enjoy a little autumn sunshine!
A couple of weeks ago, I spotted some very reasonably priced pillar candles, and it occurred to me that I've not indulged in any candle decorating for absolutely ages, so I purchased said candles and went home to dig out the heat gun.
If you've not had a go at this before, I highly recommend you basically we have an image stamped onto tissue paper, which I've coloured with promarkers (best to stick with quite bold shades, I find), the images is cut out and placed onto candle. You will need baking paper wrapped around the candle and image and then warm up your heat gun and watch the image "melt" into the candle - a little bit of magic, methinks - there is a much more informative tutorial here. In case you were wondering, this super cute bear is James from LOTV.

Hope you likey......I am planning on making more Christmassy themed ones, so watch this space and let me know if you have a go!

my time to craft - teddy bears picnic
dragons lair designs - anything but a card


Thursday 4 September 2014

Two's Company with the Cuties....and news of a DT call too!

Hello there, and thank you for visiting! Hope your week is going well for you! It has been a busy past couple of weeks, back at work and looking after my "invalid". He is slowly "getting there"!! My boy was back at school today and Megan goes back tomorrow to start A levels!
So, back to the reason for the post and its time for a new
our theme this time is Two's Company and we are looking for super cute cards with two images together or one image with two characters......we were lucky enough to be given some adorable images from our lovely sponsors to play with............which I've used here:
Image coloured with promarkers and paper pieced, the papers are once again from papermania eau de nil! The sentiment is my own using zipty-do font. The border is cut with a Martha Stewart punch, and the flowers are a very old woodware punch - always nice to use some old faves. Also used a Joycraft Ivy die and some sticky pearls.
As I said the image is from our lovely sponsors
thank you!

We are also running a DT call with this challenge, so why not hop on over and have a look!
I would also like to enter this into: