Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Anything Goes Challenge - In the Garden

Good morning blogging friends...

It's a beautiful sunny morning here, hope the sun is shining where you are.

Today sees a new challenge over at Anything Goes and this fortnight it's...

In the Garden 

and we'd like to see some lovely butterflies too.

It's our 100th Challenge today so we would love it if you could join us. We reall enjoy visiting your blogs and see all your gorgeous creations!

My image is Sarah Kay's Bernadette Admiring her Spring Flowers.

I've teamed her with Prima papers from the Zephyr pad. She's been coloured to match the paper, but I'm not sure that I like the end result. It's a little too bold for me.

Copic colours used:

Skin: E000, E000, E00, E11, E21, R20
Top: YR00, YR02, YR04, YR07
Jeans: BG000, BG10, BG11, BG13
Watering Can: C00, C0, C1, C3, C5
Hair: YR20, Y21, YR23, E33, E35
Flowers and Follage: Y38, R81, R83, R85

For the embellishments I've added ribbon, a watering can charm, brad, pearl flourish and a selection of flowers.

The orange doily has been cut using Cheery Lynn's Kiwi Doily DL108. I must have run this through my cuttlebug about 20 times and it's the first time it's cut all the detail out properly! Perhaps I've been using too thick a guage of card before...or maybe it just needs 20 runs through the machine! grrr.

The edges have all be inked with Walnut stain and distressed.

Thank you so much for dropping by . I would love it if you left a comment so that I can pop on over to your blog and repay the compliment.

Off to lay the laminate in my Craft room today. We're getting there slowly.

Happy Crafting,

Big Hugs, 
Janine xx

Monday, 26 August 2013

Hobby House DT Inspiration

Good morning Blogging friends.....

I'm still busy decorating my craft room, which is why I've been such a bad blogger recently.

Just popping on today to show you the inspirational piece that I've made for The Hobby House.

It's a small gift bag which I've decorated using another of the lovely toppers which Jill sells at The Hobby House. They're so good to use when time is short!

The papers are by Authentique and are called Wonder.  I've used Magnolia's Heart die tag and Marianne's snowflake LR0185, which I've frantaged with aged white and shabby green.

Here is a list of all the Hobby House products I've used to embellish my gift bag.

Organza Ribbon

Thank you for dropping by I really do appreciate it.

Off to do some more decorating.....

Big Hugs,
Janine xx

Saturday, 17 August 2013

The Hobby House - Half Way Reminder

Good morning blogging friends...

By the time you read this I shall be travelling back home from a weeks break and ready to finish off my craft room. Can't wait to have it all finished and move back in. I should be able to find everything again!

I'm back today with my card for the midway reminder over at The Hobby House.

Our challenge this month is 


Why not make an early start on your Christmas cards and also be in with a chance of winning £25 (excluding postage) to spend at The Hobby House. A double whammy :)

I've used a Mo Manning topper from the Christmas Fairies sheet. She's called Christmas Holly Fairy. These toppers are great for making quicker cards as you cut out all the colouring time.

The papers are a magazine freebie and are My Mind's Eye 'Snowed In'. They've all been distressed and inked with Walnut Stain.

All the embellishments have been dabbed with 'Snowtex' and the snowflake die has also had a little frantage.

Dies used :-

TH Snow Flurries, DooHickey Vintage Tag, Go Kreate Large Frilly #7

Hobby House Products:

Frantage (in the shop)

Wow, that's a long list! Jill has loads of lovely embellishments, as you can see!

Hope you can join us :)

Thank you for dropping by. 
I'd love it if you could leave a comment so I know you dropped in and also so I can stop by your place.

Happy Crafting.

Big Hugs,
Janine xx

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Anything Goes DT - By the Sea

Good morning blogger friends...

Can't believe where the time is going! It's already time for another challenge over at Anything Goes.

This fortnight our theme is

Hope you can join us with some lovely summer creations.

I dug out a really cute Magnolia stamp for my card today.

Isn't he a cutie? This is Edwin in Miami from Magnolia's Summer Memories 2012 Collection.

The papers are Maja Designs Vintage Spring Basics. I must get some more of these. They're just so versatile.

Edwin has been coloured with Copics.

Face : E0000, E000, E00, E11, E21, R20, R32
Shorts & Shoes : B91, B93, B95, B97, B99
T-Shirt : E40, E41, E42, E43, E44
Hair : R59, R57, R55, R51, R31
Sand : E50, E21, E30, E31, E34, E41, E53, YR20, W1
Sea : BG0000, BG000, B21, B23, B93 & white gel pen
Sky : BG000, C00, C0, C1

The card has been embellished with a compass charm, some little bobbins and a fence made with a Marianne Creatable die. All papers have been distressed with Walnut stain.

Happy Crafting.

Big Hugs,
Janine xx