Friday, 30 July 2010

I ♥ Kenny K!

Lots of things seemed to happen whilst I had my little break. There were new paper companies, new embellies and new stamp releases. However, in my eyes, the most exciting development has to be the arrival of the Kenny K images. Oh. My. Lordy. I absolutely love these babies! I can see myself being exceptionally poor soon!

I followed the sketch over on the Kenny K's Krafty Girlz blog. At first I wasn't sure I could get the corner bits to work but actually, I'm really pleased with how it all turned out! I also managed to squeeze in a couple more challenges....

PaperPlay - Anything Goes.

Goodie List........
Stamps: 'Queens Cutie' by Kenny K.
Paper: MME Quite Contrary - available HERE from DTDF.
Copic Markers: E00, E11, E29, E31, E33, E35, E37, E50, R02, R81, R83, R85, YG03, YG63, YG67, BG15, BG23, BG49, W1, W3, W5, W7 - available HERE from DTDF.
Tools & Embellishments: Buttons and pearls from stash.

Thanks for stopping by today - hope you have a fantastic weekend!
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Thursday, 29 July 2010

"I've Got, High Hopes..."

Oh dear, what a shame I got my days muddled up! I forgot I made this using last weeks Simon Says Stamp sketch.... bit late for that now, isn't it?! Whoops! Anyway, had another little play with my Dies to Die For DT stash and this is what I came up with......

This is the first time that I've coloured one of the newer style High Hopes images and I have to say, I really enjoyed myself! I got my shading a bit wrong (light would never be hitting some of those angles!) but on the whole, lots of fun was had. The colours also tied in perfectly to these delish My Minds Eye papers.... scrummy!

Goodie List........ 
Stamps: 'Sir Dustin' by High Hopes, available HERE from DTDF.
Paper: 'So Sophie - Savvy' by MME, available HERE from DTDF.
Copic Markers: E00, E11, E29, E31, E33, E35, E37, E50, R35, R37, R59, YG03, YG63, YG67, W1, W3, W5, W7, C1, C3, C5, C7 - available HERE from DTDF.
Tools & Embellishments: Cheeky Clip and buttons from stash.

I'm going to enter this little card in to the challenge over at Stamp with Fun (Card for Boy/Men) and also Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge (Fairytales). I think it's also eligible for this weeks Charisma Cardz challenge as I'm pretty sure that dragon has a tail!

OK, better go and do some work I suppose. Such a shame as I'd much rather be crafting!

Love and hugs,
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Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Froggie Fun

So glad that I have come back to blogging... Now all the pressure and deadlines have gone and I'm doing it just for fun, I'm enjoying it again! Hurrah! By the way, did I ever share this card with you?

I made it a little while ago using a Whimsy image created by Crissy Armstrong. I just loved that pout so much that I thought it was a shame not to share it with you, even though it is a couple of months old!

Goodie List........ 
Stamps: Whimsy but can't find the link...sorry!
Paper: 'Ooh La La' by My Minds Eye, available HERE from DTDF.
Copic Markers: E31, E33, E35, E37, R81, R83, R85, YG03, YG63, YG67, BG15, BG23, BG49, YR04, YR07, W1, W3, W5, W7 - available HERE from DTDF.
Embellishments: Roses and gems from stash. 

Because this is such a summery image, it seems perfect for this weeks challenge over at Crafty Catz - 'Summer Time'. And, as I've included some pretty flowers, I can also enter it for the challenges at Stamp Something and Create 4 Fun

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope to repay the favour as soon as I can :o)
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Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Good Enough to Eat...

So, I'm doing well..... I've made another card and have managed to visit most of your blogs! I'm loving this new relaxed approach. No deadlines, no 'have to makes' and no rules. This has basically meant that crafting is now fun fun fun again :o) Anyway, enough of my smugness, here is my latest card....

Once again, I dipped in to my DTDF DT stash and had a good old colouring session. Although I messed the colouring up a bit (a lot!), I just love this image. So super sweet. And that cupcake looks good enough to eat if you ask me ;o)

By the way, I just need to mention the paper I have used... The mega cute pink DP is by Dovecraft. Now, I've always steered clear (where poss) of this brand for paper in the past as I've always thought it could be a bit flimsy. Not this stuff. This is amazing quality! So much so, I couldn't believe it was Dovecraft!

Goodie List........ 
Stamps: Tina Wenke, available HERE from DTDF.
Paper: Dovecraft Piece of Cake 6x6 paper pack, available HERE from DTDF and Basic Grey 'Kraft' 6x6 paper pad, available HERE from DTDF.
Copic Markers: E00, E29, E31, E33, E35, E37, E43, E47, E49, E50, E51, E53, R32, R35, R37, R81, R83, R85, Y15, Y17, YR23, W1, W3, W5, W7 - available HERE from DTDF. 
Tools & Embellishments: Sentiment from Stamposaurus set and ribbon from stash.

Due to the sugary pink and brown colours I've used, I can enter this card in to the Colour Create challenge. I've also followed the Friday Sketchers sketch.

A huge thank you to all my lovely craft friends who have left such supportive messages over the last couple of days. It's so great to be back in the swing of things. On that note, see you soon!
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Sunday, 25 July 2010

Good Times

So, as promised, I actually made something to show you! I whipped out some of the fab birthday goodies that Tracy sent me for my birthday and got to work......

My poor purple Copics don't generally see that much action as I never have any good purple papers to use them with. That all changed when I found these Bo Bunny beauties in my birthday package! Expect to see more of these shortly :o)

Goodie List........
Stamps: 'Birthday Balloon Jolinne' by MFT, available HERE from DTDF.
Paper: 'Peacock Lane' by Bo Bunny, available HERE from DTDF.
Copic Markers: E00, E11, E50, E51, E53, R20, R22, YG03, YG63, YG67, BG15, BG23, BG49, BV00, BV02, BV04, W1, W3, W5, W7 - available HERE from DTDF.
Tools & Embellishments: Sentiment by Whimsy, Prima Gem Centers from DTDF and ribbon from stash.

As I think this My Favorite Things image is mega cute, I am going to enter it in to this weeks 'Cutie Patootie' challenge over at Papertake. Get me..... my first card and challenge for about 2 months!!!

Hopefully see you again soon :o)
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Saturday, 24 July 2010

Wow, it's been a long time......

Crikey, it really has been a long time since I last posted, hasn't it? I haven't really got a lot of excuses I'm afraid, just busy busy busy! Since my last post, I've had a birthday, been on holiday, been on a little mini break to a Michelin starred restaurant (I know, 2 trips away, very greedy!), have been to the gym about a million times, have drooled over Eclipse (twice!), have had swanky acrylic nails put on, and have bid a sad farewell to my most favouritest group of 3rd year students at work. Despite the last one on that list, all in all, I've had a lovely time :o)  

However, the only thing I haven't been doing is lots of crafting! It's weird... when I actually sit down to make a card, I really enjoy it and things fall together pretty effortlessly. So, it would seem that the mojo is completely fine. But, have I had any desire to actually sit down and make a card? No. And unfortunately, I've had even less desire to do any blogging. Which is probably why I've not updated this little baby for nearly 2 months even though I've had things to show you.....!

So, I've decided enough is enough, I'm going to get myself back in the habit! The plan is that I'm going to try and make my cards as and when I can but then sit down on a Sunday night and write up and schedule the whole weeks posts all in one go. That way, things should appear a bit more regularly. That's the plan anyway....!

As things have calmed down a little at work due to the summer vacation, I'm also going to try to get round your blogs more regularly to say hello. I've not visited for months and that just feels so wrong! I miss you guys!

I'm also going to spruce things up around here a little. I'm thinking: New Look, New Start :o)

So anyway, enough of my waffling. Ali has a competition tonight so I get some time to do some crafting. I shall be back to see you tomorrow with whatever I manage to come up with!
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