Thursday, 28 June 2012

Yummy little layout

Hi, I have a layout for Artfull Crafts to share today.
This month our centre stage company has been Fynmark and Ruby Rock-it.  I have used the Nostalgia Kit from Ruby Rock-It for my layout along with the photo from Zippy's first taste of solids......

He looks pretty impressed by them I must say, it is a shame it didn't last though :(  He has now completely gone of food since he had a sore throat.

That is is from me for today, I am back to resting up while I can until Monday when hubster goes back to work.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

A bit of a ramble

ok so are you ready for a pic.............

Yes that is my fat tummy :)  And those are three of the 6 holes from my surgery last Friday, those of you that know I went for a gall bladder removal and know anything about it may be wondering why so many holes.... well I had another thing done while I was under that was a little more serious but that one is a secret.   I know I share most things but in regards to good taste I have to keep some things private :)

So I have had my lovely hubby home looking after me, well more the kids really so I can have some peace and quiet.

I have had lots of visits in my room from this one...........
Her daddy is finding her a bit of a handful and getting quite frustrated that he spends most of his time running around after her and Will, hmmmm welcome to my world my love ;)
I have had lots of time to watch you tube crafting vids and peruse Trade Me, I actually won an awesome auction today for 25 Distress Ink Pads, and they were cheap! YAY.

I have also signed up for this..........
Stretch Your Stamps

which should be cool, it is taught by Kristina Werner & Jennifer McGuire.  I have lots of stamps I hardly use any more that I am sure I will after the class, at least I hope so.

I have also been spending Andrew's hard earned cash on digis, dies and pencils.... I am so lucky he loves me so.

So that is it from me and my little ramble, please leave me some love so I can spend some time visiting you back.

Magnolia Stamps Available at Artfull Crafts :)

Hi, here with you today to share a couple of cards featuring the new Magnolia Stamps which have just become available at Artfull Crafts.
First up I have an Autumn inspired card........
I used Magnolia "Sweet Crazy Love - Rose Scent Tilda" coloured with prisma pencils and OMS on watercolour paper, I cut the image out with sharp scissors to get a better edge and mounted it on the mat which was cut with My Favourite Things Die-namics - Oval Open Scallop Doily. The papers are from theRuby Rocket Nostalgia collection. I glimmer misted a prima resistant canvas with glimmermist in Sunsisters & Meadow Green

On this second card I have used softer colours and given the card a more shabby look. I used Magnolia Stamps - Sweet Crazy Love - Heart Balloons coloured with copics on watercolour paper. I have used a 6x6 MME paper pad for the papers which are edged with Picket Fence Distress Paint as are the Sweet Nothing Collectables I have also used on the background. I have glimmer misted the seam binding and prima resistant canvas with Electric Blue and Vintage Pink glimmermists.

These magnolia stamps are very cute and fun to colour and there is a great selection available at Artfull Crafts so be sure to check them out.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

SGC - Oh Baby Baby

This fortnight at SOUTHERN GIRLS CHALLENGE we would like to see baby projects in the spotlight.  The DT Lovelies have come up with some super awesome examples so make sure and head over and check them out.

Here is mine............

The image is from SATURATED CANARY, I have used papers from KaiserCrafts Charlotte's Dream Collection, liquid pearls, lace, bakerstwine, diamond stickles all from ARTFULL CRAFTS

Here is a close up of the colouring with my prisma pencils........

And finally a shot of the inside of the card.......

Thanks loads for coming to visit and make sure and leave a comment so i come and return the favor :)

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Digital Tuesday Challenge - Tag It

This week over at DTC our challenge is Tags, make one, use one, hide one, whatever as long as your card has a tag.

This is my tag.........

I cut my tag using my cricut and the George cartridge (letter K) at 5", I then stamped a gorjuss image on the tag and masked it before spraying with a couple of glimmermists, I printed out the arrow from  a kit from Digi House Design and resized it, I stuffed it up the first time as it printed quite large and in poorer quality so I cut the heart from the muck up one.  The letter stickers are Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type, I tied a peice of bakers twine around the top of the tag adding the button to the bow.  I drew the clouds and added them as they just kind of finished it a bit better.  The image is roughly coloured with pencils as I thought if I made it too blended and nice it wouldn't fit the shabby look of the tag.

Thanks loads for looking, I would love to know what you think :)

I am also entering  in the following challenges

Bunny Zoe's - Girls Girls Girls
Always Crafting - Summer
Sentimental Sundays - Summer
Raise The Bar - Hello Summer
Polka Doodles - Summer
Craft Your Days Away - Bingo - I've done middle line horizontal
Our Creative Corner - Buttons & Bows/Burlap

Saturday, 16 June 2012

A Pretty Little Thank You

This time next week I will be taking it easy recuperating after 2 surgeries on Friday, and I can't wait!  I am looking forward to feeling healthy again and knowing what each day is going to bring :)

I have been pottering today and made this card in my interpretation of Shabby Chic.  I am pretty unhappy with how my colouring turned out and I am definitely going back to colouring with my pencils on watercolour paper.  The image I have used is Thank You from Saturated Canary.  I copied POPS a little on this card as she does these really cool dots around her images with Liquid Pearls, I gave it a go but probably should have known better considering what a klutz I am, lets just say I had a major blob problem that had to be fixed then managed to get the image stuck to my elbow, arghhhhh.  It does look cool though and I will give this another go when my desk is less cluttered.

I used "Let Them Have Cake" papers from Raspberry Road and distressed with Jo Sonja Opal Dust and Picket Fence Distress Paint.  I have used a Marianne Design's die to cut the swirls under my flowers and a spellbinders die for the image and mat.

I am entering this in the following challenges......

Crafts and Me Challenges - Roses and Pearls 
Crafty Anne's Challenge - It's a Girl Thing 
Emergency Crafter's - Butterflies or things with Wings
Stampin for the Weekend - Bugs and butterflies
Stampin with the Dragon - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Punch Drunk
Little Miss Muffet - Loads Of Layers
PaperCrafting Journey - Colour it Up
Saturated Canary - Anything Goes

Thanks loads for calling by :)

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Artfull Crafts Quick Four

Hi I am here with you today to share four cards that are quick to make but fun to give, plus of course they have some great quotes which is our Artfull Crafts theme this month.

First up we have this card for a lovely mum in your life...............

 I have used Kaiser Cardstock, Versamark ink, clear embossing powder, stamp, Lake House rub on, punched leaves, flowers, brad sticker, flowers, labels and paper lace

Next is a pretty note card, perfect for sending to a friend.....

Another quick and easy note card, I have always loved this quote :)..........
 Lake House Papers - Springs & Resort, tag, heart tag, paper lace, Cardstocklakehouse rubons,

And lastly........
  Lake House Papers - Springs & ResortCardstock, lace & trim, spellbinders embossing folder - Flora

Thanks loads for joining me and I hope you will give some quick and easy cards a go, they are a great way of using up leftovers from layouts or even using a couple of sheets of 12x12 and give away as a gift.