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Thursday 25 July 2013

My Crafty Heart Prima Doll

Hello everyone how are you all? Are you enjoying the hols? Hopefully we will keep on getting lovely weather ;0)

I'm here with another tag made using another one of the Prima Dolls & I went a bit different with this. I actually made this about 2 weeks ago when I first got my new markers & completely forgot to take pics & blog it oops!! I also have another one made which I will show another time lol.

This Prima Doll 'Stamp 4' I decided to give her a real skirt & have to say I had fun doing it & its an awesome way of using up little pieces of lace ;0)

I coloured her with distress ink markers & I also paper pieced her shoes, hairband, top & jacket. I layered her jacket up twice so the second one I made it look as though its properly open, its bit hard to see it here. Maybe if you enlarge the piccies you will see it better.

The papers I've used are Prima 'Tea-Thyme' & I also cut this tag out & stamped 2 sentiments on it & added a My Crafty Heart 'Resin Flower'. I also added a Prima 'Bird' paper clip which also got the fran-tage treatment with shabby white which you can get here. All papers were inked with walnut distress ink.

The butterfly is Prima & that also got a wee bit of the fran-tage treatment ;0)

Here is a closeup of the clothes, you can see her jacket better on this pic & also see all the layers on her skirt. All lace & ribbon is from my stash. I think I added about 6 different laces. The only thing I would do different if I did this again is make the waist smaller as I did it too big :0(

The scroll at the bottom is actually a Cheery Lynn die 'Victorian Romance Flourish' & I cut it in half. I also used a Magnolia 'Postcard' stamp at the top.

I love these dolls, there are so many different ones to choose from, take a look here.........I went a bit over-board & brought quite a few lol ;0)

Dont forget you can now get Fran-tage & the new Memory Box holiday dies at My Crafty Heart ;0)
Also there is 20% off all Marianne Design & Cheery Lynn dies.........fab or what!!

Well I'm off to hop in the shower, I will be round to see you laters. Thank you soooooooo much for all your lovely comments especially on my last creation.......... ;0)

Squishy hugs to all that visit mmwah

Wednesday 24 July 2013

Crafts & Me Challenges - Something A Little Different

Hello everyone its absolutely gorgeous here today, I'm sitting in the conservatory with all 3 doors open & all the fans on & still its warm lol. 

Anyhoo's we have a new challenge over at Crafts & Me Challenges & this one again will be running for 4 weeks because we have a fabulous boss & she has given us DT girlies time off for the summer & to spend time with our families.........woooooo hooooooooooo, thank you Teresa shug ;0)
Ok so again we have another easy peasy challenge...........
............well what could be easier than that!! 
I have gone for something different today & I got the intial inspiration from our uber talented DT sister Minna...........pop on over to her blog if you wants lots of inspiration ;0)
I have made a wall hanging using a Silhouette digi image from Crafts & Me, I've never used a silhouette image before but they are fab for quick makes, although this still took me a few hours lol,  typical me!!
The silhouette image is called 'The Embrace' & I printed it out onto patterned paper so the background wasn't a harsh white, instead I went with a softer silvery grey.
I've used Tim Holtz 'On The Edge Butterfly' die & cut it out in the matching papers, 2 of the butterflies I layered up & I added little pink pearl hearts to each of them.

The image I also added 'Flat Backed Pearl String' around the edge, added 'White Gesso' & also sprayed the image with CC Spray 'n' Shine to give it a sheen. I give the overall finished hanging a spray after as well to give it a bit of protection.

All the flowers I sprayed with white florists spray to give them a softer tone. They are all from WOC except for the cream ones at the end which are 'White Poppies' from LLC. The lace is also from LLC & it is the 'Queen Victoria' & is absolutely gorgeous lace!!
The love heart is a rubber stamp which I've had forever I stamped it in Worn Lipstick distress ink & then layered it with UTEE & cracked it a little & then added walnut ink.
The sentiment is a Little Darlings tag stamp but I just inked up the word. I also placed a MF 'Petite Frame'. I also added a Marianne Design 'Romantic Tassel' to the flowers.

The hanger is the gorgeous Melissa Frances Decorative Hanger & this one is the '6in Flower Hanger' but Teresa has other designs & sizes in her shop HERE. I sooooo love these but I'm terrible for forgetting about them :0(

The papers I have been wanting FOREVER as I had nearly run out so would use them lol but they were being sold anymore. Well I was over at a craft store the other week buying a few bits from them (some of my often used items are from here) & I saw that they are now doing this paper collection in digi...... Well slap my thigh I got so excited I thought I would need a Tena Lady ;0)
The papers are the gorgeous Eline's House 'Roses Are Red' collection. They are in 2 parts, I've used part 1 here but I also got part so happy ;0) I inked & distressed the edges, added Gesso here & there & added 'Cheese Cloth' behind the image.

Hope you will join us on our month long challenge, we are limiting this challenge to the maximum number of 2 entries per person. Also there may not be comments done as the DT girls are having some time off for the holidays.

Hope you are all enjoying the summer & time with the families, except for crimbo I love this time of year. I am half way through visiting you but its taking a while so please bare with me I will get round to you all.

Thank you soooooooooo much for stopping by mmwah.

Big squishy hugs & funky love to all xxxxxxxxxxx

Tuesday 23 July 2013

My Crafty Heart DT Card - Rebecca

Hello happy crafters, well where has the sunshine gone :0( Can't complain really though as we have had gorgeous weather, the beach here has been packed!! Hopefully Mr Sunshine will come back out especially with our kiddies being on their hols now.

Anyway I'm finally here with my My Crafty Heart DT Card, doesn'y it sound funny when I put 2 'my's' hee hee.... Anyhoos' I've used a fabbylicious rubber stamp which you can get from Teresa's shop, as well as lots of other yummy goodies as well ;0)
I have used the gorgeous 'Rebecca' by the uber talented Krista of Saturated Canary, isn't she so pretty!!!

I've added Lilac seam binding & made 2 bows & added a MF 'Pearl' to the centre, one from the lilac & another from white seam binding. The lilac is from my stash but the white is from The Ribbon Girl.

I've added MB 'Chloe Stem' & Impression Obsession 'Bird Cage' dies. The bird cage I have of course Frantaged ;0) with Shabby White which you can of course get here. I've also added Prima Flowers, Prima 'Bird' paper clip, Prima 'Metal Trinket' & Prima 'Say It In Crystals'.

 The bottom of the card I've added a border on the front using MB 'Charlotte Border' die.
The image has been coloured with my Tim Holtz Distress Markers & the colours used are listed below. I added her to a frame made with Marianne Design 'Frame' & that also got the fran-tage treatment, with Shabby White & Aged-Wine.
Colours used.......
Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose - Skin
Broken Chine & Worn Lipstick - Eyes & lips
Dusty Concord & Milled Lavender - Dress
Frayed Burlap - Ground.
The paers are the gorgeous Prima 'Sunrise' & I inked all the edges with Dusty Concord distress ink. I also added a doily & some 'Cheese Cloth'. The flowers I also added White Gesso to them.

Well thats it from me but pop on over to My Crafty Heart, Teresa has just added lots of new goodies including the new Memory Box dies......... think I may want them all ;0)
Also the offer of the week at the moment is 10% off all Spellbinder dies.........see another reason for going shopping, so grab your purses ladies & off you go ;0)

Thank you sooooooo much for stopping by, we are off down to Ben & Megans now but I will be round later to visit you all.

Squishy hugs to all mmwah