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Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Kitten Love

Good afternoon my crafty friends and new followers

Well today I have had a busy morning doing some DT work and other crafting projects too.  Today I have a card for you using a digi from Scrapbook Stamp Society by artist Morgan Fitzsimons.  I love kittens and when I saw this I just had to have this.


Recipe & Method

1.  Base card from Kanban which I have stamped swirls on the base using Creative Expressions stamp using Dew Drop Brilliance pearlescent orchid.  I have then layered a piece of mirri card which has swirls on too.
2.  I printed the digi out on to Neenah card and then cut out using Spellbinder circle die.  I coloured this in using my watercolour pencils.  Using Cosmic Shimmer paint pearlescent around the heart and flowers.  Using the above mention ink I have distressed around the heart.
3.  I have added a pearlescent ribbon to silver mirri card and matted this down onto front of the card. 
4.  I have punch out using pearlscent card and tumbled them down the card.  I have added pearls to the ribbon and over the topper.

Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs
Linda xxx

Monday, 30 January 2012

One year Blogaversary 24 Feburary 2012

This post will stay at the top until 24 February 2012.  Please scroll down for new posts. Thank You

Hello to all my followers and crafty friends

WOW nearly a year has gone by since I posted my first post on my blog back in February last year.  Where has the time gone.  After friends and family telling me for years to set up my own blog I finally took the plunge last year and boy I am so glad I did.  In the last year I have made so many new friends and blogging and crafting has helped me through some bad times last year!  It has been my saviour and kept me sane.

I want to take this opportunity to thank every single one of you who visit my blog not just to leave comments on my work but to just see what I have been up to!  I know quite a few of my friends and family pop in to see what I have been up to so THANK YOU so much!!!!!

I am offering this blog candy to one lucky winner who becomes a follower, adds my candy to their side bar and leaves a comment, oh and don't forget to add your name to Mr Linky.  If you are already a follower please let me know.  I will draw this on Saturday 25th February.  Good luck and thank you for popping by.


My blog candy consists of the following:

Barbara Gray's Clarity Stamp Part 4
Meltdust paper and 7 tubs of melt dust
3 Popcorn bear stamps
An assortment of toppers
A few peel offs
Seed beads
Tube of clear crystals
Pack of small tiles
3d foam squares and 2 roles
Crafty Individuals Poppy Stamp
6 Sheets of Crystal Illusion from MCS
3 Inks pads
Die cut Jigsaw from MCS
Pack of 3D shelf cards from MCS with instructions
3 A6 pack of cards
3 Stencils and stencil paint

Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs
Linda xxxx

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Love is in the Air

Hello my crafty friends and followers

Today my post is all about LOVE!  I have used Elisabeth Bell's Belle & Teddy Stamp.  I just so love these stamps and was lucky to win this one from a blog challenge over at Elphine House.  I have made a clear and simple card as I didn't want to detract from the beauty of the image.  Now which little girl doesn't love her teddy bear.


Recipe & Method


1.  Base card is from Kanban.
2.  Heart shaped doily which is have coloured with Pan Pastel red and adhered to base of card.
3.  Stamped Belle onto Neenah card and cut out using Spellbinder circle scalloped die.
4.  Coloured Belle in with my watercolur pencils and distressed around the edges of the scallop with Dew Drops Brilliance in Rocket Red.
5.  Attached silver heart charm to red ribbon and made a bow.
6. From my stash I found two hearts attached to wire in red and white and added a red rose.  The sentiment is also from my stash.



Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs
Linda xxxx

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Picture it Perfect Blog Hop hosted by Creations by Gill M

Good morning my dear blogging friends.

Today we have a blog hop for you to participate in if you wish.  If you have arrived from Doris then you are on the right track.  If however you just happened to come straight here and would like to take part in the blog hop then you can go back to Gill's and start from the beginning.  You will see some amazing projects from my fellow blogging friends.  We were asked to take a picture/photograph and come up with a layout or card.  I decided I would like to do a layout for this blog hop and I hope you like what I have created.

After much thought I decided to use 2 photographs of my beautiful cat!  She is called Tiggy and is tortoise shell.  She us 2 years 5 months old and is a little minx!  We have had her for 15 months and she sure does rule the roost.  The markings on her back make out the most fabulous bow, I couldn't even get a bow that perfect but we love her to bits.


The 12 x 12 sheet is from my stash and I have had it for a while and can't tell you where I got it from.  I just love the colours and the flowers.   I have added glitter to the flowers and gold peel off corners.  Using my graphics programme I have taken a pale pink with flowers and birds on in black and placed the photograph of Tiggy in the centre of both cards.  I have printed them off onto photographic paper.  I then layered them over gold mirri card.  I have added paw print brads to opposite corners on each card.  The butterflies are from my stash too.  word Tiggy are chipboard letters which I have embossed using gold embossing powder and added a gem to dot the "i's".  The journaling has been written  onto a Spellbinder shape which I have written about the photographs.

Tiggy loves nothing better than sitting in the sink and drinking from the tap!  She is a little minx as she is often found sitting in her daddy's seat on the settee!  As soon as hubby moves she is there like a shot.  It is hilarious as when hubby comes back she just gives him a look that says "well it was empty and if you think I am moving huh".  She has brought much joy into our lives!

Now it is time to visit Linda to see her gorgeous creation for Picture it Perfect.

Thank you for stopping by today
Hugs
Linda xxxx

Friday, 27 January 2012

Baby Lainey

Good Afternoon

Well today here in Warrington we have had hail, rain, sleet and snow!!!!  It was lovely this morning and then about 12.30 the sky went black and then boy did it hail stone!!!! It is now raining with sleet and has gone very chilly.  Well another busy day here in my piece of crafty heaven, nothing unusal there I hear you say........... and I would agree.  I count my blessings everyday being able to spend my day doing what I love to do best!!!

Do you want the chance to win 6 digi stamps featuring the Wizard of Oz?  Well my crafty friends all you have to do to be in with the chance of winning is to join Addicted-To-Stamps blogspot and Like our Addicted to Stamps facebook page and leave a comment telling them that I sent you.
If you click here you can signup for our newsletter and every month there is a FREEBIE digi which you are free to take.  I hope you take this opportunity to win my friends.

I have again been colouring in a few images from Scrapbook Stamp Society.  I have coloured 2 images by the very creative Heather Valentin and her is today's offering of Baby Lainey with Baby Gabby.


Recipe & Method

1.  Base card is Kanban scalloped card measuring 8 x 8.
2.  I have cut out from baby paper from my stash using Spellbinder's circle and scalloped cirle which I have embossed using one of my Cuttlebug embossing folders.  I have used Dew Drop Versamagic in Pixie dust to highlight the circle die around the edges and swept the colour over the scalloped die which makes the flowers pop.
3.  I printed Baby Lainey out onto  Supersmooth card and cut around her using another Spellbinder scalloped circle die.  I stippled around the scallops with my stippling brush using the ink metioned above.
4.  I have coloured Baby Lainey using my watercolour pencils.
5.  Using 2 different widths of lace I have made bows.  The narrow lace I have inked and added a teddy bear charm.  I have also added a couple of hat pins which I have coloured the beads with Rose Pink one of my Spectrum Noirs.
6.  The sentiment is from my stash too.



Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs
Linda xxxx

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Maggie, Springtime Girl

Evening Everyone!

I hope you have all had a fabulous day today!  I have had a lovely day crafting and my friend came to see me so that was really nice catching up and crafting too.  A quick post from me tonight but I hope you like what I have done.


I am in a "blue" mood at the moment!  Don't you find times  when you just run with one colour for a few of your cards?  Well this is the case for me at the moment.  I think my next cards will be more spring like!  My friend Lexie commented that she would like to feel warm the next time she comes for a visit!!!  Watch this space Lexie is all I am going to say :)  Below is a close up of Maggie and the embellishments.


Recipe & Method

1.  Base card is from Dawn Bibby's Flower Patch Kit as are the flowers and butterfly.
2.  The base card is what I found in my stash and I have coloured it using Dew Drops Brilliance ink in Sky Blue.
3.  The paper of the base of the card is from K & Co.
4.  The topper I have cut out using one of my Spellbinder Dies after printing Maggie on Supersmooth card.  Maggie Spring Time Girl is a Heather Valentin Digi from Scrapbook Stamp Society.
5.  I have coloured Maggie in using a mixture of watercolour pencils and Sakura glitter pens.  I highlighted the edge of the topper with Sakura Glitter Pen.
6.  The embellishments consist of brodrie anglaise looped 3 times and attached to the card.  The blue beaded spray is from My Craft Studio and the flowers I have coloured using Adirondak cloudy blue.  I added gems from my stash to the centre of the flowers.
7.  The butterfly stopper has been double embossed using holographic embossing powder.

Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs
Linda xxx

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Is there any Justice in the World.........

Morning my crafty followers and friends

The title of this post is from a song by Lemar and fits in fabulously with the card I have made for a friend who is Libra like myself.  You may be thinking why has the song got anything to do with Libra, well Libra is the sign of the Scales of Justice and the challenge over at Crafty Boots is "inspired by a song" and combined it with the challenge over at CD Sunday's challenge which is "Zodiac".


Recipe & Method

1.  Base card is white pearlescent card scored and folded to make an A5 card.
2.  First layer is from Kanban which I found in my fancy mirri card box.
3.  Backing paper, topper and words about Libra I have taken from My Craft Studio Celestial & Horizons CD.
4.  Flowers and hat pins from my crafty stash as is the border.
5.  I have triple embossed the toppers at the top of the card.



Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs
Linda xxxx

Baby it''s cold outside!!!

Good Morning my lovely followers and friends
Well another busy day today!  Not long until I can actually craft for myself until the next time.  I am not complaining mind, as I LOVE what I do.  I hope you all have a lovely day and this is just a quick post.


Recipe & Method

1.  White  A5 base card with front of card folded at gatefold and folded down to form Easel card.
2.  Inside of card has silver pearlescent card which I have used MS snowflake corner punch on all four corners.  The stopper is from Hunkydory Christmas kit.
3.  Grey blue silk art card cut to A5 and attached to lower half of the folded card.  The digi is from Delicious Doodles called Snowy Post Box.  I have printed this onto super smooth card and the using Tim Holtz Distress ink stormy sky highlighted the sky.  Using glitter I have added glitter to the image over the trees, roof, windows and post box.  Using Woodware Fluffy stuff I have added this for dimension around the tree, front of the house and around the post box.
4.  To finish off I have used Pinflair sentiment and attached to silk art card and set at an angle.  I have punch the top corners of the blue card and using the 4 snowflakes form the silver pearlescent card dotted these around the topper.


Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs
Linda xxx

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Ruby Lil Ragamuffin

Good Morning from a very grey and miserable day here in Warrington.  As I am typing this and looking out of the window the garden's look really sorry for itself!!!!  I can't wait for Spring now as I have had enough of this cold.  Still very busy in my crafty piece of heaven at the moment but needs must at the moment.  I hope you are all well and staying warm and of course enjoying your crafting.

Today I have I made in one of my quieter times using Sherri Baldy's Ruby Lil Ragamuffin!  I really enjoyed playing with this little mermaid and I hope you like what I have done.


Recipe & Method

1.  Base card is from Hunkydory which I have covered with some K & Co paper which has lovely shells on it.
2.  Printed Ruby off onto Super Smooth card and coloured in using a combination of watercolour pencils and Sakura Glitter pens.
3.  Cut topper out using Spellbinder scalloped rectangle and distressed using Dew Drops Brilliance orchid ink.  I have glittered her scraf using iridescent glitter.
4.  Added gems and ribbon from my crafty stash.

Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs
Linda xxx

Monday, 23 January 2012

Happy Birthday

Good Crafternoon my new followers and friends

Well we have had all sorts of weather this morning!  We have had rain, rain and even more rain.  We have blue skies at the moment but as I sit here typing the clouds are rolling in again.  I can't wait for the spring to arrive I have had enough now of being cold.  Not long now before the clocks go forward and the nights will start to draw out.  Anyway just taken some time out to do this posting for you all.  It is a birthday card I have made using Sherri Baldy's Happy Birthday digi stamp from Scrapbook Stamp Society. 


Recipe & Method

1.  Base card is pearlescent white 8 x 8 I have cut off 1½ inches off the front of the card.
2.  First layer I have covered the front of the card with paper from K & Co.
3.  Second layer is polka dot card from My Craft Studio.
4.  I have printed off the "Happy Birthday" digi onto Supersmooth Card which I have cut out using my Spellbinder Rectangle Die.  I have coloured her in using my watercolour pencils and Sakura glitter pens.
5.  To complete the front of the card I have added swirls from my stash which I have distressed using Dew Drops Brilliance Sky Blue, added a bow, flowers and glitter gems. 
6.  Where I have cut the 1½" I have taken a piece of polka dot card and cut a stripe out and before laying down attached brown ribbon.  I have then attached buttons and flower gems from my stash.

Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs
Linda xxx

Lily Pad Dreams

Well here I sit at 11.45 pm just finishing off some of the DT work and going through all my posts and comments I thought I would post again today!  This is of course later than I expected to be posting but I got so engrossed with what I was doing, and I am sure you can all relate to that that I just had to post this sweet card I did today.

I coloured this lovely Elisabeth Bell's stamp a few days ago and she has been sitting on my desk and today I just had to make her into a card.  This is one of the stamps I won from entering Elphine House challenge.


Recipe and Method

1.  Base card is a rocker card from Hunkydory.
2.  Lily has been coloured in using my watercolour pencils and Sakura glitter pen in pink on her wings.
3.  I cut her out using one of my Spellbinder floral dies and then embossed around the petals using WOW embossing powder Magenta Pink.  I then added pale pink pearl gems on each petal.
4.  I have added clear gems along the back fold on both sides.  Placed a lace heart on one side and a pale pink calla lily with bow on the other side.  On the base of the card I have added silver gems between each of the flowers.


Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs
Linda xxxx

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Get Well Soon

Good Afternoon my dear crafty friends and followers

Well it is rather wet and windy today in Warrington and chilly too.  Well one busy week has gone and getting ready for an even busier week next week.  Lots of DT work to get done and in crafty heaven.  Wednesday I decided to have a move around in my own little piece of crafty heaven.  Took me 4 hours but it is all done now and boy am I happy.  I needed to sort out my shelves so decided that as the majority of my CD's are on my external hard drive I didn't need them sitting on shelves taking up valuable space which I can fill with other crafty goodies!!!  Would you believe I filled a very large box I might add with all my My Craft Studio CD's and other CD's too.  OMG I didn't realise I have so many!!!!  I will take pictures of my reorganised craft room and post on here at a later date!!!

This is my second of 3 posts today!  I made this for one of my forum friends who has been very poorly and wishing her a speedy recovery.  I hope you like it and love to hear your comments as always.


Recipe & Method

1.  A5 white card folded in half lengthways to make a long DL card.
2. First layer is Centura pearlescent lilac card which before matting I have added some white lace.  Unfortunately the picture doesn't do this justice!
3.  Silk Art card in a deeper shaed of purple I have cut out using Spellbinder die Fleur de lis.  The image is one of my favourites from LOTV which I have coloured in using my watercolour pencils and Sakura glitter pens.  I then cut this out using Spellbinder square die.
4.  Using Fleur de lis again I cut out a smaller square onto the silk art card and a small white square in pearlescent white.
5. The flowers are from Dawn Bibby's flower patch which I arranged onto the little square.
6.  The gems, butterfly and sentiment are from my stash.


Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs
Linda xxx


Gingerloft Challenge - Snow

Hello my crafty friends

Well it is time for the 2nd challenge of the year from Gingerloft Challenges.  I have used for my design Christmas Door Digi from Gingerloft.  I can't believe 2 weeks have passed since we set the last challenge.  I look forward to see your interpretations for this challenge.


I have used Centura Pearlescent card for the base.  Using My Craft Studio Papercraft Library BunnySnuffles Christmas CD I have picked a wintery background and changed it to black and white, resized to matt onto the card.  Once printed I then used Crafter's Companion Spray and Sparkle iridescent and sprayed.  Before attaching to the base of the card I added black and silver ribbon.  I printed the image onto Super Smooth card and cut this down using black and white pearlescent card for matting and layering.  The image I tripple embossed with Cosmic Shimmer thick embossing powder.  To finish off using white pearlescent card I cut out snowflakes and placed on the card.

Now it is over to you and I look forward to seeing your designs.

Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs
Linda xxxx

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Playing in the Snow

Evening all

I hope you have had a lovely Saturday.  I have been to see my parents today, both of them are well so had a good chat to both of them.  I came home and did a few jobs around the house then got on my computer and sorted through all my emails and then I have done a few blog hops.  I did intend to post this card earlier than this but if you are anything like me you start of with the best intentions then you get so engrossed in looking and commenting on other peoples blogs then get side tracked!  Well better late than never I suppose.


Well so far so good in keeping my promise about making Christmas cards every month!!  This is my 3rd so far!!!!!

Recipe & Method

1.  Card blank is from Kanban
2.  First layer is royal blue mirri card which I have cut out using Spellbinder scalloped oval.
3.  Topper has been cut out using Spellbinder oval die.
4.  Stamp is from the SWALK Winter series which I have coloured using my watercolour pencils.  I have added fluffy stuff to the bobble and trims of the hats, around the neckline,cuffs and hem of coat, also the snowballs and underneath the two girls.  I have highlighted the falling snow with glitter. The sentiment comes with this stamp.
5.  The swirls are from my stash.  I have used my Martha Stewart snowflake corner punch to cut out snowflakes using pale blue and royal blue card. 


Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs
Linda xxxx

Glitter & Bling Blog Hop hosted by Creations by Gill M

Good morning All,

Well today we are having a blog hop hosted by Gill from Creations by Gill M.  Gill has called this Glitter and Bling so we could really go to town with all the glitter and bling.

If you have arrived here from Gill then you are on your way and I hope you enjoy seeing all of the participants fantastic projects.

I have made 3 cards using the Hunkydory Lace Bouquet kit.  I have used the different shades of purple as this is one of my favourite colours.  I have added glitter, gems and holographic peel offs.  Unfortunately the photographs don't show the glitter as well as I would like.




I hope you have enjoyed your time here and now to continue on with the hop please go and visit Val to see her fabulous projects.

Thank you for stopping by today
Hugs
Linda xxxx

Friday, 20 January 2012

Black & White Cameo

Afternoon All

Busy as usual here in my little piece of crafty heaven working away on DT work.  Here is a little something I have made for the Crafty Blogger's Network Challenge, Monochrome.  I hope you hop over and take part in this challenge, you never know you could win.



Recipe & Method

1.  White base card measuring 5 x 5
2.  First layer is black pearlecent card and second layer is white pearlescent card.
3.  Cameo distressed using PanPastel pastels in black, feather added to hat and white pearls.
4.  Swirl distressed with Dew Drops Brillance black graphite and white pearls added to swirls.
5.  Three black gems added to top left and bottom right.


Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs
Linda xxxx

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Melodic Fairy

Good evening my crafty friends

I have had a lovely day today, my friend Linda came for a few hours and we had fun in my craft room.  I prepared this card a couple of days ago but finally put it together today.  I was using My Craft Studio graphics programme and designing using a variety of different CD's and now I can't remember for sure which CD I made this design with I think it was Illustrious Illusions but I was also using Tattered Lace!


Recipe & Method

1. White pearlescent base card measuring 8 x 8, corner edge punch.
2. Designed and printed of topper and printed off sentiment and backing paper.
3. Using Spellbinder dies cut all the layers printed off as well as silver pearlescent card.
4. Attached all layers to card using double sided tape on 1st layer silver layer is raised using 1mm foam pads and top layer is raised using 2mm foam pads. 
5. Sentiment is attached using foam pads.
6. Added the roses and the hat pins with Pinflair Glue.
7. Spellbinder butterflies were cut out and inked using Dew Drops VersaMagic Aloe Vera and attached to the card.

Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs
Linda xxxx

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Hearts and Flowers

Hi everyone

Today over at Scrapbook Stamp Society it is time for their new challenge and it is all about love.  We want to see your Hearts and Flower projects so please come on over and join in the fun!!!!

Here is my card which I hope you like and gives you some inspiration.


Recipe and Method

1. Base card is from Kanban.
2. First layer is from my scrap box which I printed off a while ago from one of my CD's
3. Lace heart shaped doily which I have placed offset to the scalloped oval topper.
4. Printed off Sherri Baldy's digi called "Here is my heart" and I coloured her in using my watercolour pencils and Sakura glitter pens.  I have used Cosmic Shimmer Twinkles for the sleeves of her dress.
5. Distressed the edge of the scalloped oval topper using PanPastel pastels in red.
6. I have attached red and silver swirls from my stash, added red and white ribbon and a hat pin with a red heart.  I have also added some beautiful red roses to the bottom left hand corner and to finish off added a wooden button which I have coloured red.


Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs
Linda xxxx

Where The Fairies Dwell

Afternoon My Crafty Friends

Today here in Warrington it is raining again but has warmed up.  I have had quite a busy morning so far what with shopping and tidying up and finishing off a few projects.  Time flies when you are having fun!
I have been playing with my new CD's from Jem's Design's and they are just fabulous so much to choose from and so little time!  My first project I used the "Where the Fairies Dwell" and this has lots of lovely fairies on that after an hour or two I decided to use this little lovely for my first card.


Recipe and Method
1. Cut out 2 Spellbinder Grande scalloped circles using pale blue and white pearlescent card and adhered together with double sided tape.
2. Using My Craft Studio graphics programme I designed the circle pyramage using Jem's Designs CD Where the Fairies Dwell.
3. Printed off the backing paper to match the pyramage and cut out using Spellbinder Circle die.
4. Matt and layered the paper and the pyramage using foam pad.
5. Cut out scalloped circle in pale blue and added greeting and two clear flowers from my stash.
6. Added blue and silver card candy from my stash.

Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs
Linda xxxx


Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Take Flight Fairy

Afternoon my crafty blogland friends

How are you all doing today?  I am well very busy but having a good time in my craft room.  I have a busy afternoon ahead of me doing some of my project for blog hops I have coming up in the next couple of months.  Here is a card I finished last night.  I have used Sherri Baldy's Take Flight Fairy.  I love fairies and butterflies so I just had to get this fairy.  I bought the digi from Scrapbook Stamp Society and there are some amazing digi's.  I am saving up now to get some of the stamps and I really want to play with them.


Here is a close up of the fairy!


To make this card I have used the following:

1. A4 white card with gold foiling with flowers and butterflies and A4 pearlescent white card for the back of the card.
2. Creased the card 6 cm in from the left hand side added ribbon then adhered to the white base card.
3. I took a piece of deep cream pearlescent card and layed this down onto the card.
4. Printed off backing sheet with the word Magical through it from My Craft Studio Wonderland CD
5. I printed the fairy off onto Neenah card and coloured her in using my watercolour pencils.  The wings I have used my Cosmic Shimmer iridescent watercolour paint and highlighed the strands and leaves with glitter.
6. Using parchment I made a butterfly and used different shades of pink inks to colour.
7. From crafty stash added feather, flowers, hat pins and sentiment.


Thank you for stopping by today
Hugs
Linda xxx

Monday, 16 January 2012

Sherri Baldy's Lil Ragamuffin Dorothy - Wizard of Oz Series

Hello my crafty friends.

I was really honoured when Sherri Baldy Owner of Scrapbook Stamp Society asked me to use Dorothy on one of my cards.  I love Sherri's digis they are just something really special and I couldn't wait to make a start.  I just knew immediately the type of setting I wanted to use for this little beauty.  I hope you like my card!


The base of the card is 8 x 8 white pearlescent.  I have then layered gold mirri card for the first layer.  The second layer is what I designed using My Craft Studio Wonderland CD Disc 2.  I have manipulated the background and added butterflies and a dragonfly.  I added daisies to the corner of the backing sheet and then printed it off onto Glossy card.  I printed Dorothy off onto Neenah card and then I coloured here in with my watercolour pencils and positioned her on the bottom step.  I have coloured her in shades of lilac and gave the pussy cat lovely green eyes.  I have added lilac ribbon to the top left hand corner and the daisies in the bottom right hand corner are from my stash.



Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs
Linda xxxx

Flower Girl

I would like to say hello to all my new and exciting followers!

Today here in Warrington it is lovely and sunny but oh my goodness it is very very cold.  Looking out my window it looks like a clear Summer day, but it isn't.  With Spring in mind I made this card encouraged by the lovely blue skies here.


The base card is from Dawn Bibby's Flower Patch Collection.  This is an absolutely fabulous collection and I am very pleased with my purchase.  The inside of the card I have covered with pearlescent paper which has swirls and flowers on and added the greeting which says "Just for You".  The image is a new stamp that I won from a blog challenge over at Elphine House she is called Laura flower girl.  I have used this image before on another card and just had to use her again.  I have coloured her in using my watercolour pencils and using Dew Drops Versamagic ink in Thatched Straw coloured the edge of the topper which was cut out using one of my trusty Spellbinder dies.  I took a flower from my stash and took it apart to follow the line of her dropping petals and coloured them with the same ink as mentioned above.  The rest of the flowers around the archway are from the above mentioned kit.



Thank you for stopping by today
Hugs
Linda xxx

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Tango

Evening All

I hope you have all had a great weekend crafting!  Today I have had visitors and been hopping on and off when I could to see what you have all been up today.  This is something I made yesterday!  Wouldn't you like to be able to do the tango?  I know I would especially the Argentinian Tango!!


The base card is from Kanban and has musical notes which I cut down to make a square card.  The notes have lovely red foiling.  The first layer is black which I have put through my cuttlebug using my muscial embossing folder. I then took the top layer off and dusted over this using PanPastel Artists Pastels in red and then cut out using one of my Spellbinder dies to cut this out.  The digi is from The Paper Shelter which I won from one of their challenges.  I coloured her in using my watercolour pencils and lightly dusted the base of the area with black PanPastel.  I have added the stripe of musical notes and dusted lightly with the red pastel.  I added the red star gems to the top layer and the ribbon and flowers are from my stash.

Thank you for Stopping by Today
Hugs
Linda xxx

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Two for Tea and Tea for Two

Evening Everyone

Well I can't believe it is nearly 6 o'clock already!!! Where has today gone?!!!  I have been really busy today getting some DT work done and projects sorted for the blog hops I am in over the next couple of months.  I just like to be ahead of the game and my hubby tells me I am just tooooooooooo organised for my own good :)


The card base is 5½ x 5½, I have folded the front of the card in half.  On the front of the card it is layered with silk art card in purple and the second layer is printed off from My Craft Studio Celebration Collections Ladies NSR.  Using my graphics programme I have resized and layered it over the first layer.  The cups of tea are also resized and I changed the colour to match the colours of the card.  On the inside of the card I have resized the topper and added Happy Birthday.  The topper is cut out using a Spellbinder die.  I have stamped the image using Memento ink and coloured them in using my watercolour pencils.  Then using one of my swirls stamps I have embossed  using lilac melt dust from My Craft Studio.  Below is the inside of the card.



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Linda xxxx

Friday, 13 January 2012

Pink Posies and Pearls

Evening All

As promised here is my second post for today.  Totally different from the first one I posted and thank you to everyone who commented.  I have had a heck of a morning after I posted my first card.  Facebook and blogger where not playing nice for me today so ended up turning computer off and pottering about colouring in some of my digis I had printed off.  Here is one of the cards I have made so far today.


The base of the card is A5 which I have punched all 4 corners using my rounded edge punch.  I then used a piece of K & Co papers and adhered this to the base of the card.  Across the centre of the card I attached lace and ruffled this.  The second layer is pale pink pearlescent card which I have embossed using one of my Cuttlebug folders then removed the top layer over the embossing and used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in spun sugar.  I printed the image which is Laura Flower Girl drawn by Elisabeth Bell.  I have cut her out using my Spellbinder die Lacey Ovals.  I have laced pale pink ribbon through the loops and coloured Laura in using my watercolour pencils.  I have added pearls to the embossed areas on the pale pink card.  The feather and flowers are from my stash.



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Linda xxxx

C is for...............................

Morning my dear crafty friends

Well today I am going to be crafting away.  I have some new digi's that I am going to colour in and make into cards, I love colouring and find it soooooo therapeutic, I like listening to my music singing away while colouring.  I hope you are all well and have a fabulous Friday.  I hope to post again later today with one of my cards.

Well I bet you are all wondering what C is for!  Well let me introduce you to Cheyenne!  She is one of Kenny K's digi's, I had to have her as she will be ideal for a male member of the family!!!!



The base of my card is Spellbinders Grande scalloped oval  I have cut 2 out in pearlescent silver card.  On one of the scallops I have 2" down from the top and affixed this to the other card so that it will stand.  In pale pink pearlescent card I have cut out using a smaller scalloped die, the purple card is an oval.  I printed Cheyenne out onto Neenah card and cut her out using one of my oval dies.  I have coloured her in using my watercolour pencils and then distressed the edges of the oval with Dew Drops Brilliance in Orchid.  I have attached buttons and threaded fine ribbon through each button.  The sentiment is from my crafty stash.

Thank you for stopping by today
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Linda xxxx

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Wedding Anniversary

Afternoon my crafty friends

Just a quick post from me this afternoon.  I made this last night for the challenge over at Fat Pages with Attitude which is "Anything Goes".  I will use my fat page for an anniversary card.  It is a little bit different to what I usually do but I am pleased with how it has turned out.


I have made this clean and simple.  I have used mirri card for the base which measures 4 x 4.  I then pierced the 4 corners and the centre and threaded red ribbon around the edge.  The topper is pale grey which measures 3 x 3 which I have layered some black lace and secured at the back and layered onto the base.  The heart, sentiment and hat pins are from my crafty stash.


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Linda xxxx

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Dreamers

Evening all

Well today over on Facebook Ditzy-Craftymess group Shendy set us the challenge today to use lace. After much deliberation I decided to use one of my CD's it is called Beautiful Dreamers and is a disc made in collaboration with Jem's Designs and the Glitter Girls. I just love the images on this CD and decided to go for a different colour than my usual pink and purple for a change.


I have used an 8 x 8 square pearlescent card and rounded the corners with my corner punch.  The first layer is grey card I had in my stash I have had for years and don't know where I got it!  I then opened my graphics programme and resized the insert from the disc to use as the second layer.  I printed this off onto glossy card.  I then used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Forest Moss to define the edges and also used the corner punch to round the edges.  The two toppers I printed again on Glossy card and cut them out and edged them in the above ink.  I attached them to the second layer using Pinflair glue gel and rounded the so the centre was raised.  I made a bow using black lace and added some hat pins which are new and a couple of flowers from my stash.
Thank you for stopping by
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Linda xxxx

Friendship

Morning my crafty friends

Gosh where has this morning gone!!!  Here is a card I made a couple of days ago to send to my friend for no reason just to surprise her with a card.  My friend and I have been friends for 13 years and we have been through thick and thin, laughed, cried and had fun together.  I hope you all have that very special friend as I truly treasure my friend.  I also have lots of new friends and older friends and I value them too.


The base card is from Kanban which I have added lilac shaped card from my crafty stash. The image I stamped onto Neehah card and cut out using Spellbinder dies.  I used one of the SWALK stamps from Crafter's Companion.  I have coloured this little girl in using a mixture of watercolour pencils, chalks and edged the card in Dew Drops Brilliance Lavendar.  I have used a wooden butterfly and using embossing pens in purple embossed to compliment to colours used.  The flowers are from my flower box which I purchased from the Glitter Girls and then just added the sentiment.


Thank you for stopping by Today
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Linda xxxx

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Girls love Shoes

Hello to  my crafty friends and followers

Well after a busy morning going to have my eyes tested and just paid a fortune on eye test and new glasses I had a mooch around the shops and then came home and had lunch!  I finished this card yesterday and I am posting it now.  I really enjoyed making this card but saying that I enjoy making cards, ATC's, Scrapbook pages.  Really enjoying myself with stamps and digi stamps too.

Here is my card for today which I will be entering into a few challenges.  I am keeping up with one of my New Year Resolutions and that is to blog every day.  So far so good!!!!


The base card is 10 x 7 I have cut out 3 layers using Spellbinder Dies using pink spotted mirri card, pink card with silver spots and white Neenah card.  The stamp is one of my new LOTV stamps.  I have coloured her in using colouring pencils.  I have used chalks in brown and black to define the floor.  I printed the sentiment Girls love Shoes using My Craft Studio graphics programme and cut out using Spellbinder Dies circle and scalloped circle.  I have used silver swirl peel offs for the 4 corners.  The pink and silver swirl are from my stash with the pearl gems.

Thank you for stopping by Today
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Linda xxx http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com

Monday, 9 January 2012

New Baby Girl

Good Morning Everyone

Well where did the weekend go?  I can't believe it is Monday morning already!  I have been good this morning so far and sorted all my paperwork out and had a bit of a tidy in my room although I still have to sort out my crafty bits and bobs!  I know that when I start it will take me all day so I keep putting it off!!! I have had a lovely weekend crafting, I have coloured in a few images for challenges and sorting out some design team work for future challenges that are coming up.  Here is a baby card I have made I might give this to one of a couple of friends who are expecting babies.


The base card is 8 x 8 pearlescent card to which I have added some borders I found in my stash.  I have taken pink card stock and holographic mirri card and cut them out using my Spellbinder dies.  The pink card has then been embossed using one of my new cuttlebug folders.  I stamped this lovely baby onto white card stock then cut it out to match the pink and holographic layers.  I have used my colouring pencils to colour her in.  Using chalk I have lightly shaded the area underneath her but it doesn't show up well in the photograph.  The ribbon is self adhesive which I positioned top right and bottom left.  I have added flowers from my stash and then using very fine ribbon threaded this through the buttons and tied.  The gingham ribbon I have tied into a bow and placed at the top left.  This card has been made using the sketch from Totally Papercrafts.


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Linda xxxx

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Let It Snow

Afternoon my crafty friends and followers

Well in keeping with one of my New Year Resolutions on making 2 Christmas cards a month this is the first one for this month!  There are a couple of challenge blogs which are just about Christmas so this will give me the incentive to keep on making them and save me from getting into a right pickle come the end of the year!!!


The base card is 6 x 6 square.  I have taken a piece of black pearlescent card and run it through my Cuttlebug using my snowflake embossing folder.  I then cut it into equal parts and layered these down into the four corners.  The next layer is taken from My Craft Studio Papercraft Library Winter Whimsies which I have altered the colour to black and white and added the wording "Let it Snow".  I printed off 2 of these and cut out the main focal image of the snowmen.  Before layering the top layer I embossed using thick embossing powder to give it a real shine to it.  The photograph doesn't show how it really shine.  I then used some of my scraps white pearlescent card and punched out the snowflakes using my Martha Stewart punch and added little iridescent gems to the centre of each snowflake.


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Hugs
Linda xxx

Gingerloft 1st Challenge DT

Good Morning everyone

I hope you are all having a super weekend so far.  Well today is my first design as a DT member of Gingerloft Challenges.  This first challenge of 2012 is "ANYTHING GOES".  Here is my card using the Sunflower Digi.


The card base is A6 with scalloped edges from Kanban.  I have taken a piece of sunflower paper and layered this over the base of the card and cut out to match the shape of the base card.  I printed the digi off onto smoe Neenah card and using watercolour pencils lightly colour the leaves and the petals in.  I have then used Dew Drops Brilliance gold ink and covered the whole of the image and using sticky pads layed it onto the card to give it dimension.  I have added a lemon bow with a gem and added some sunflowers from my flower stash and added gems to them too.

I hope you have enjoyed stopping by and I do hope you hop along the Gingerloft Challenge to see what the rest of the DT have created for this challenge and I look forward to seeing your own designs too.

Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs
Linda xxxx

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Decoupage Challenge over at Creations by Gill M

Good morning

Today over at Creations by Gill M it is the first challenge of this year.  A nice easy one for you to get back into the swing of taking part in challenges.


White square base card which I have added embossed layer which I have used Spellbinder Impressabilites flourish.  I then distressed this using Tim Holtz vintage photo.  The second layer I have distressed the edges using Tim Holtz Distress ink dried marigold.  The image is one of the flower fairies from Crafter's Companion and is of course Marigold herself.  I have added card candy, gold peel off and sentiment from my stash.  The flowers in the top left hand corner are also from my stash.


Thank you for stopping by today
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Linda xxx

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Beauty in Blue

Well friends what a day it has been!  The weather here has been awful what with the wind and the rain all day as I sit and write this the sky is blue but very cold and the wind seems to have dropped at last!!!  I have spent an enjoyable day in my craft room beavering away getting my samples done for Samantha from HobbyFun they will be on display at Bluewater show between the 2 - 5 February.

Here is a card I made last night!


The card base is from Kanban which I have used landscape for a change.  I have added paper from my stash which I think too is from Kanban.  I used Crafter's Companion Stick and Stay and then placed the paper over the base of the card and cut around this which covers the base. fI have Spellbinder dies that match the base of the card so I have cut out the first layer using Navy blue pearlescent card.  The image (I have had a while and can't remember the name of the company) I stamped onto Neenah watercolour card and then cut this out using a smaller die.  I coloured the image in with a mixture of watercolour pencils and Sakura glitter pens.  I have added Card Candy from my stash.  I have added lace and blue ribbon joined together and added white and blue hat pins.  To finish this off I have added the sentiment.


Thank you for stopping by today
Hugs
Linda xxxx

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Black & Red

Good Evening All my crafty followers and visitors

Here is my second post for today.  I have had quite a busy day today and this is the first chance I have had to blog since my pre-scheduled post for my last DT card for Dude Time Doodles.


For this card I have used black pearlescent card and made an A5 card.  The front of the card I have scored half way and folded it back on itself.  I have then matted Red pearlescent card onto half of the card.  On the inside of the card I have matted some white pearlescent card with silver embossed swirls and flowers and then using Pan Pastel in Red covered the card and then buffed it up using a tissue which has made the embossed areas "popped".  The stamps is from Kanban which I have stamped using Stazon black ink and then coloured the butterflies using Sakura glitter and gel pens in Red and Black.  I have distressed the edge of the topper using a paler shade of red.  I have added a sentiment which has also been distressed using the PanPastel red.  I have added red bow and leaf with flowers and stems to the top of the card.  Something a little bit different to my usual style.


Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs
Linda xxxx

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

My First Design Team project for Scrapbook Stamp Society

Afternoon to all my followers and visitors

Today I am posting my first design team project for the challenge that starts tomorrow over at Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog.  The theme is "Pretty in Pink", as you may gather from visiting my blog I love to use a variety of different colours but I have to say pink is one of my favourites and I do have a lot! This of course depends on the time of year LOL.

So without further ado here is my creation!


For my base card I have used an scalloped edged  white card from Kanban.  I then took a piece of pearlescent white card which has silver embossed swirls and flower and cut this out using my Spellbinder Scalloped Rectangle die.  Then using Dew Drops Brilliance ink in Orchid I covered this which helps make the swirls and flowers really "pop".  I printed off the Mad Hatter image which is by the Artist Heather Valentin onto white card stock and again using Spellbinder Scalloped Rectangle die cut her out.  I have coloured her in using a mixture of watercolour pencils, Sakura glitter and gel pens.  I have distressed the edges using the same ink as mentioned above to show the embossed edges.  I have added a pink swirl from my stash along with the pearl gems.  The ribbon, roses and crystal stem is from my stash.
Please hop on over to Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog to see what the other design team have created for this challenge and I look forward to seeing some of your entries too!



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Linda xxx

Monday, 2 January 2012

Card for my Crafting Friends

Good Evening friends and visitors

Whew what a day I have had!  Busy, busy so busy that this is the first chance I have got to post this card.
I have made this card for all my lovely crafty friends in blogland to thank them for all their lovely comments and their support throughout my journey in blogland over the last 10 months.


My base card is from Kanban is 8 x 8, yes I know I use a lot of cards this size but they are brilliant to use and enable me to use my Grande Nesties from Spellbinder.  Saying that though the topper is cut from Go Kreate.  The stamp is from Kanban too.  I have coloured this in using my watercolour pencils.  I have added some glossy accents as dew drops but it doesn't show very well in the photo.  The sentiment reads the following "If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk through my garden forever" and this is how I feel about my crafting friends.  I have used Pan Pastels in red and yellow and blended them together on the base of the card to give it a distressed look and on the edge of the topper and on each of the doilies.  I then placed the topper over them.  The sentiment is from my stash as are the ribbon, hat pins and paper flowers.


Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs
Linda xxx

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Miss Sunshine

Good Afternoon All

I hope you all had a good New Year's Eve and I wish you well for 2012.  Today I have been to see my Granddaughter who is 1 today.  I can't believe the last year has gone so quickly!  It has certainly been a busy year for me especially in blog land.  I have met so many lovely crafters through my blog that I just want to say a very big THANK YOU to all my visitors and of course my lovely followers from all over the world who leave me so many lovely comments.  It is raining again here in Warrington so I have made a card to reflect what I hope will bring sunshine to each and everyone of you.


The card base is from Kanban.  The square doilly I have used PanPastel Artist's pastels in yellow and red to get this lovely pale orange colour.  I have added flowers from my stash and little gems around the edge of the doily.  The image called Sunshine is from one of the SWALK collections which I bought from Crafter's Companion.  I have coloured her in using a mixture of my watercolour pencils and Sakura glitter pens.  I cut the image out using my Spellbinder scalloped square and then highlighted the edges to match the doilly.  Again I have added little gems around the scallops.  The swirl was white so I again used the Pan Pastel to make this match the topper and the doilly.  I have added a few gems to the stem of the swirl.  The sentiment says "with best wishes.


Thank you for stopping by today
Hugs
Linda xxx