Saturday 30 March 2013

Mo Manning - Hatter...

Happy Easter everyone....

Hope your having a lovely long weekend and that you get lots of choccy eggs. Just the thing to nibble on whilst you craft :-)

I'm here today to show you a card I made recently for my Dad's birthday. Then I'm off to clear my craft room ready to decorate.

The image I chose was Mo Manning's Hatter. She has some absolutely fabulous images for all occasions.

I really enjoyed colouring him up, he's such a jolly chap.
The papers are from a Polka Doodles CD I've had for a while called Wonderland.
Here's a close up of the inside showing the cute paper with  lots of Alice in Wonderland images.

This close up of the image shows just what a great image he is. All that tea and cake...He would fit right into our household - the kettle's always on! Tea anyone?

He's been coloured with my usual copics.

Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R21
Trousers: B21, B23, B26 V12, V15, V17
Hat: C0, C1, C3, C5, C7
Jacket: V12, V15, V17 G20, G21, G24
Waistcoat: E70, E71, E74, E77
Shirt: R81, R83, R85
Shadow: W00, W0, W1, W3

For the embellishments I've used the Tim Holtz Weathered Clock and Hardward Findings. The sentiment is Set 9 Mixed Circular Sentiments by LOTV and I can't remember where the cute little kettle came from.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Totally Papercrafts #160 - Metal (metal tea pot charm and brads)
Copic Marker Europe - Card for a Man
The Paper Shelter # 105 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Nana Vic's - Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Cool Men (Using blues, greens & Greys)
Ooh-La-La Creations - It's a Man Thing
Avenue 613 - Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time - Use a Digi

Thanks for popping by I really appreciate your visit.

Have a very Happy Easter

Big Hugs,
Janine xx

Tuesday 26 March 2013

Anything Goes DT - Mail It!

Good morning blogger friends....

Hope that you've had a lovely weekend and this weekend's a bank holiday so more time for crafting!

My Mum and Dad went home on Sunday after a 10 day stay. It was lovely to see them both looking so well and I'm missing my Ironing Fairy already (thanks Mum x). Sadly with some much snow and bad weather they didn't get to visit many places. Hopefully next time will be better.

I'm back with you this morning because we have a new challenge over at Anything Goes. This fortnight the challenge is 'Mail It!'. So we want to see letters, postcards, stamps or anything to do with mail.

My card uses a lovely image by Krista of Saturated Canary and she's called Pack Light.

I've made another shaped card using a Go Kreate die. The papers are by Prima. I bought 3 Prima pads at Harrogate from The Hobby House, and they're gorgeous. These are from the Nature Garden collection. The edges have been distressed with Walnut stain and stitched.

Pack Light has been coloured with Copics:

Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R21
Hair: E50, E51, E97, E99, E59
Top: YR000, YR00, YR02
Skirt: G20, G21, G94, YG99
'Uggs': E41, E42, E43, E44
Top case: E30, E31, E33, E34, E35, E37
Bottom case: YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97
Camera: C1, C3, C5, C7

The Postcard stamp is Grunge Postcard by Lili of the Valley and the Pisa stamp is an old Hero Arts stamp from the International Tour De Luxe stamp box. I stamped the image and then sewed round it with no thread in the machine to get the perforations for the stamp. The flowers are rolled roses and the leaves are cut from Joy Craft Dies.
I'm loving my new Joy Craft dies, they just cut so well and first time!


Dies used:

Go Kreate Frilly #7 large
Joy Crafts : Floral Flourishes Branch with Leaves & Leaves
Marianne Creatables: English Rose & Leaves

Why not pop on over to the Anything Goes Challenge blog and have a look at some more inspiration from my lovely teamies.

Remember that you can get your Copic Ciao markers and lots of lovely goodies from Lynne at The Craft Den.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Bunny Zoe's - Girly
Avenue 613 Create #12 - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges #53 - Pearls and Lace
One stitch at a time - Use a Digi
A Gem of a Challenge - On the Move

Happy Crafting. See you soon.
Big Hugs,
Janine xx

Wednesday 20 March 2013

Divas by Design - Babies and Toddlers

Good morning everyone...

Sorry I've not posted for a while, but life is just a little hectic at the moment, what with work and kids activities.

Had a lovely day at the Harrogate show with my Mum on Saturday. We both spent far too much (he he). Bought lots of new dies, some lovely papers and pearls from Hobby Craft, some ribbon and only one sentiment stamp from LOTV. I forgot to take a photo before trying to be organised and putting it away. Leonie still thinks I put it away quickly to hide the evidence!

Anyway onto my post for today. I'm back with a card for the new Divas by Design Challenge which is 'Babies and Toddlers'. We're sponsored by the lovely Bunny Zoe's. I chose to use a really cute Mo Manning image. It's called Bye Bye. I bought her a while ago just because she's so cute, but haven't had the occasion to use her.

The papers are a very old freebie from Cardmaking & Papercraft. They're My Mind's Eye 'Quite Contrary' and have all been distressed with Walnut Stain. I've decorated the card using Flower and Leaf dies. Still loving that rolled daisy.

I have coloured Mo Manning Bye Bye in my usual Copics

Jeans: BG70, BG72, BG75
Hair: E21, E33, E35, E37, E59
Coat: G20, G21, G24
Bike: R81, R83, R85,  RV91, RV93, RV95,  C00, C0, C1, C3, C5, C7
Shoes: C00, C0, C1, R83

The highlights on the spots of the ladybird bag and the flowers in the grass have been done with a gellyroll pen.

Here's a close up of the image and the rolled flowers.

Why not pop on over to the Divas challenge site and have a look at some more inspiration from my lovely teamies.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Crafty sentiments - Flowers Galore
LEJ Designs Challenge - Add a flower/s
ABC Challenges - Bring on the Flowers
Creative Creations Challenges #6 - The Letter B (Bicycle)
613 Avenue Create #11 - Anything Goes
Ginger Loft Challenges - The colour green

Thanks for dropping by and I very much appreciate any lovely comments which you may leave.

Janine xx

Tuesday 12 March 2013

Felicity and Blair - Living Life!

Good morning everyone.

Hope you've had a lovely weekend and all you Mums out there had a great day on Sunday.

Just want to say a big Hello to my new followers. I really hope that you enjoy popping in and that you like what you see. Hopefully I may be able to  inspire a few people in the way that other bloggers do me.

Today I'm back with this fortnight's challenge over at Anything Goes. This time its 'Seeing Double'. So we want to see two of something, whether it be your images or embellishments.
Why not pop over and see some of the lovely creations from my fellow teamies.

I've used one of the lovely Uptown Girls stamps from Stamping Bella. I really enjoyed colouring them in. This is my one and only Uptown Girl stamp and I'm definitely itching to buy more. Saving my pennies though for the craft show at Harrogate this coming weekend. Mum and Dad are visiting from Thursday for 10 days so Mum and I will have a lovely girly day out at the show followed by a take-away and a glass of wine. What more could a girl want?

The papers are First Edition 'New Leaf' and they've been stitched and edged with Walnut stain.
This gorgeous image has been coloured in my usual Copics. I think this is the first time I've used the peach colours on a large area and am pleased with the result.

Copics used :-

Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R11
Left dress: YR000, YR00, YR02, E70, E71, E74, E77
Cardigan: E40, E41, E42, E43
Right dress: BG70, BG71, BG75
Hair right: E21, E33, E35, E37, E59
Hair left: Y21, TR23, E33, E37

The flowers have all been hand rolled using various dies. I have to confess I treated myself to the Die-namics rolled daisy. I've seen Fleur use it a lot and just fell in love with it. It's even prettier in real life and gives a great 3D effect. The sentiment is LOTV 'Greetings Postmarks'

Dies used:

Cheery Lynn Lace Corner Deco F
Die-namics Mix and Match Banner, and Rolled Daisy
Marianne Creatables English Rose
Joy Crafts Vintage Flourishes Branch with Leaves

Why not pop on over to the Craft Den to have a look at what you may need for your next project. Lynne has lots of lovely goodies.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Paper Playtime #5 - Anything Goes
Avenue 613 - Anything Goes
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Anything Goes with Ribbon

Thank you so much for dropping by

Janine xx

Sunday 10 March 2013

Happy Mother's Day...

Good afternoon and Happy Mother's Day to all you Mums out there.

Today I have my Mother's day card for my Mum to show you.

I chose a Lili of the Valley stamp for her. It's one of her favourite stamp companies. Their stand always   manages to lure us with its lovely stamps at the Harrogate Show lol.

This is Emma's Swing...

This is the first non square card I have ever made. I like this shape but it doesn't leave much space to put lots of embellishments.  
The papers are yummy Pion Designs and have been machine stitched. They're a mix of Small Leaves and Pink Ornament. Definitely going to invest in some more of these, they're gorgeous.

Emma has been coloured with Copics in a soft pinky/purple.

Copics used:

Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R21
Hair: E21, E33, E35, E37, E59
Cardigan and Shoes: RV91, RV93, RV95
Hat and Dress: RV0000, RV000, RV11
Swing: E70, E71, E74, E77, E41, E43, E44
Grass: G20, YG61, YG63

The rest of the card has been decorated with die cuts, which have been distressed with either sandpaper or Walnut stain

Die cuts used:

Go Kreate frilly #5
Memory Box small pinwheel
Marianne Designs English Rose, Fence and Flowers and Leaves
Doo Hickey Dragonfly, Hellebores and Cloud

I've really struggled taking photos, non of them show a true likeness. I must have take over 30 shots at various settings! If you have any hints and tips to get good photos I would be most greatful.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Lili's Little Fairies - A Card for Mum
Crafty Catz #173 - All Stitched Up
4 Crafty Chicks #132 - Die for Dies
Songbird Challenges # 15 - Mama I Love You

Thanks so much for popping by. Enjoy the rest of Mother's Day.

Hugs, Janine xx