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Thursday 26 September 2013

Saturated Canary Challenge DT Card - Paper Piecing

Hello again, wow 2 posts in 1 day..............I think I need lie down, all this typing wears me out lol

Well its time for a new challenge over at Saturated Canary & this fortnight our lovely Jane chose the theme, we want to see your.........
.......I love paper piecing although dont do it that often but its perfect for using scraps of paper. My first attempt the paper didnt show up as patterned on the photo, which is why its a different pic on the challenge blog. So I redid the paper piecing bit............
I've used the gorgeous MME 'Lost & Found - Portabello Road' I lurve the colours in this pad. I inked the edges with Pumice Stone distress ink & machine stitched them.

All the flowers are from WOC & the pearls are form my stash.

The blue lace & the lace with pearls attached are also from my stash.

The image is the fabulous latest release of rubber stamps by Krista, this one is my fave & she is called 'Breeze' & I coloured her with copics & paper pieced her dress with scraps of paper.
Colours used are........
E11, E21, E00, E000, R20 - Skin
E57, E55, E53, E51 - Hair
B97, B95, B93, B91 - Dress
The frame around her is Spellbinders Floral Ovals. Teresa also has the other stamps from this fabulous release, pop on over to here.

Inisde was decorated to compliment the front as always. I added a 'Bark Heart' then added a Whimsy sentiment on top, I cut out the oval centre & just used that. I also used another Whimsy Postage stamp from the same collection up the top left corner directly onto the paper. The half circle is a Marianne die. 

Pop on over & look at my teamies fabulous creations..........they are such a talented bunch of girlies ;0)

I also made Lime & Coconut cake yesterday afternoon...........
............would you believe I made 2 & this is all that is does it go so fast, Ben & Megan havn't even had any yet. Will have to make one just for them I think lol.

Well I'm off now as its tea time. Thank you soooooooooo much for stopping by, will be round to see you soon.

Also my earlier card here I have now listed the colours used.

Challenges I'm entering.......
The Paper Shelter - Stitching - Mine is real

Shannon In Autumn Colours

Hello everyone how are you all? Well my bread making did not go well..........the machine was not working & wouldn't even mix the mixture. So went up town & brought a new bread machine.........voila freshly baked bread mmmmm. Better than any air freshener lol.

Anyhoo's a little while ago I got chosen as winner & asked to be Guest Designer over at Lilli's Little Fairies which has now changed to Crafty Little Fairies which means we can use ANY image!! How cool is that. So today is my first GD card & the theme is super easy..............
............see easy peasy ;0) 
I have gone with that fabulous paper pad again, Echo Park 'Reflections Fall' it really is full of gorgeous autumn papers. I've inked the edges & machine stitched them.

I've added a Prima 'Butterfly' & made rolled flowers & placed wooden beads inside from my stash.

The image is 'Shannon' from Saturated Canary. I cropped the image then mirrored it so she faced the opposite way. I coloured her with copics.........will add the list of colours later.
Colours used are.........
E11, E21, E00, E000, R32, R20 - Skin
R39, R37, R35, W5 - Dress
W5, Y28, Y26, Y21 - Apron
W9, W7,  W5, W3 - Hair
I added brown seam binding from my stash & also added 'Jute Fabric' & 'Cream Cluny Lace'. The sentiment I made with stickers. Pearls from my stash.
The die on the corner of the image is MB 'Lavish Branch' & I added a Prima Flower to the corner. 

Well thats it from me peeps, I will be back later with my Saturated Canary DT card. My cards were made last week & when I made them I didnt realise they both fell on the same day lol. My confidence in card making has been low lately so I ended up making 2 cards for my GDT & getting the family decide which one lol. So I will show you the other one another time, yes its also an SC image lol.

Thank you for stopping by it really means the world, squishy hugs to all mmwah

Challenges I'm Entering..........
A Creative Romance - Dies or Punches

Wednesday 25 September 2013

Midweek Magnolia's Challenge DT Card - Come & get cozy with us

Hello there my lovelies how are you all? I'm sorry I haven't been around or been anything, my hubster & eldest son fitted me a new oven & hob the other day.  This stupid little voice after said to me 'Clean all the cupboards out & have a good sort out'............damn I hate those voices in my yep guess what I've been doing ;0(

Anyhoo's what you are really here for is to find out the next challenge at Midweek Magnolia's which starts today (ssshhh yes I know I'm late)............
.......we want to see either furry cuddly animals or you can use Tilda's if she has a coat on.
I have gone with furry & snuggly............I loved this stamp as soon as he was released.........
...............then it took me til now to ink him up........yep I'm hanging my head real low!! Isn't he soooooooo darn cute & I love him cus he's suitable for all year round.........shame it took me nearly a year to use him then!!!

The papers are the yummi-licious MME 'Vintage Christmas' which I've inked with walnut & stitched the edges with my machine.

The flower I made using a Marianne die & the paper for the flower & stockings are MME 'Mistletoe Magic'. The pearl & lace are from my stash, I machine stitched the lace in place.

The stamp is Magnolia's 'Coco With Present' sorry I cant link him I can no longer find him in the shop I got him from :0(
I coloured him with my distress markers but I wanted a vintagey look to him so added bits of black prisma pencil & blended using sansador.

I decorated the inside as always but made a pocket for tags to go into, one to write on & the other will be for a sentiment. The red check ribbon is East Of India, its so lush ;0)

The sentiment is LOTV 'Handwritten Phrases'. The doily & pearls are from my stash. The stockings are MB 'Precious Stockings' die. I've also added a gorgeous stocking charm to the bow on the ribbon.

Well I'm off to set some bread away in my brad machine, I found it yesterday tucked away at the back of the cupboard so its now permanently on the bench. I miss the smell of fresh bread. I'm ashamed I had it hidden it the cupboard :0(

Anyhoo's my lovelies thats it for me, hope you will play along with us this fortnight in our 'Warm & Cozy' challenge, we certainly are needing warmer clothes now, although we are still having the ceiling fan on at night in our bedroom & the heating hasn't gone back on yet...........strange!!

Tatty bye & thank you for stopping by, huge hugs to all mmwah

Challenges I'm entering..........
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes

Sunday 22 September 2013

Vintage Book

Hello everyone how are you all?
I'm showing you something I made earlier this week, its took me until now to blog it lol.
Now when I started to make this I had this whole different picture in my head...........believe the picture was lush!! However it didnt turn out the way I had imagined but I will show you anyway & I will try again on my next I do love the look of them.
Live & Love Crafts have a lush fabby challenge on at the mo & its an inspirational pic which I loved as soon as I saw I've gone for the colours, the vintagey feel & the books ;0) 
As this is a book............. sorry about this pic it was hard to photo.

Its a book that opens though.............I used this paper on the side as I thought the writing on the paper was perfect for it.

It opens up & I can store all my gorgeous Pion images in there..................its perfect for them.
The gorgeous image is Pion & I distressed it first then tripple embossed it with UTEE, cracked it & added walnut distress ink to give it a old look to it. Isn't she sooooo sweeti, think this is my fave Pion image.

Sorry about the light showing at the top, hubster fitted lights on my 3 units to light them up.
This is it in situ on my dresser in my craft room. The book next to it my hubster brought me about 5 years ago, he saw it in a shop that does handmade things & knew I would like it. I wasn't into crafting or anything like that then lol.

Materials used are as follows............
Flowers are from WOC.
Regency Embossing folder that came with the Ebosser.
Tassle I made myself & the button, chain & key bundle charm are from my stash.

Thank you soooooooo much for stopping by, I will make another & hopefully will be
Squishy hugs to all mmwah

Have a poorly daughter but will be round to as many as I can ;0)

Challenges I'm Entering...........
Live & Love Crafts - Inspirational pic