Friday, 30 April 2010

Challenge card and Karens Candy !

Just a quickie card today , 
Its Princess tilda and ive added a  die - cut butterfly which i coloured with
twinkling H2o's .so she is now a fairy princess !
the Happy birthday sentiment is a whimsy stamp here 
Im entering this card for this challenge
Charisma Cards - girly with flowers

Monday, 26 April 2010

Sir Stampalot Challenge make - Gazing at the butterflies altered bookcase !

               This is my entry for the Sir Stampalot challenge , they have a totally amazing prize on offer - a Cricut !

Now the pictures really dont do this make justice - the light was not good today !
When i saw the Sir Stampalot  challenge i went and did alittle shopping in thier store ....... 
and i came across this fantastic little mini album bookcase 
here its a Kaiser Craft blank and was less the £7.00 !

The challenge is " Fantasy " and in the stamp section i bought an amazing stamp , 
i havent stop using this stamp since i got it !!
Its a fairytale  castle stamp , ive been a bit different and 
used it stamping on fimo for the bookcase.
so without further a do ...... lets have a looksie shall we ? lol

Let me introduce you to ....
Belinda Butterfly Fairy Princess ....
There she is just spending her day gazing at the  butterflies in 
her fairy wood.. 

Im sure this little bookcase would be perfect for housing all sorts of crafty goodies !
but for me they are housing some mini albums i made (maze books) .

There was such alot of work that went into this project ... so many 
faffy details that im glad i actually took the time to do , as it is so very
pretty in real life .

I inked the  castle stamp up with die base ink and rolled and flattened some fimo and then stamped directly onto it ......  then i stamped again on pink and lilic fimo - Ive some pictures of it in the making below..

I adorned it in layers adding  a layer for the door , and went round the ink with fimo matching it up 
to the ink . Once baked i added a heart bead to the door .... then 
I coloured the Castle  in with COPICS !  yes it works a treat !
Each leaf was punched out and the edges coloured with copics , the blooms are a mixture primas
and some from my stash - they started off white , and then 
i sprayed them with glimmer spray ,
The large leaves are punched using the ash branch  here.

The tiny butterfly is a die cut - i coloured it with twinkling h2 os ,
All the leaf punches i used are available at Stamplot.

Now to the fairy , well she was alot more work than my usual ! 

I'l start off with her wings ... This was a butterfly die cut , it was red , so i first painted it a base of white ,
then i used some Designer Metal Leaf and pva glue , its real tricky stuff but worth it , looks  like real gold in the sun 
The metal leaf is available in sheets from Sir Stampalot here ..
and is just perfect for wings ! , once that had dried i then sealed it with glossy accents and sprinkled some glitter on them .
I twisted some earring wire and added beads to make her tieria

The pouring glitter pot ..

To get the look of the glitter pouring out i first took some earring wire and curled it round a pencil.
I dipped it in glue and let it dry , then i kept building the glue layers up to get the thickness It took some time but Once dry i then added some very fine ultra glitter.
The making of  ...

Stamping and building up the layers of the stamped fimo ..

The bookcase comes flat packed and is so simple to put together..
If your clever with your matching up you can get away with one sheet of 12 x12 for the inside , with just a small strip of patch up 
on the back first shelf . I decorated the sides and the underside of the shelves with a matching pink paper.

I used tacky pva glue to glue the paper ..
Then i painted the edges with a paint dauber.
The dog by the way nearly got glued too !

 The mushrooms were made using brads - i snipped off the prongs and just 
pushed them into to the unbaked fimo . After baking the mushroom i 
mixed some tacky glue with a bit of water and brushed it over the mushroom and then sprinkled some fine glitter over it .

here's the tree , you can't see it underneth all the punched leaves ..
it was baked on the bookcase -

In the middle of making Belinda here ..

The end result ..

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Fairytale Magnolia Gift Set ..

Well what started off just following a simple sketch ended up a full scale set !
I do get abit carried away sometimes !

Card complete with box to house it in and a Little frog Princess !
I thought the Princess could make a smashing gift or prehaps 
a topper on a cake ! 

Im entering this into these challenges -
Just Magnolia - anything goes .
Sketch saturday - yes i did follow the sketch - its underneth there somewhere !
Creative card crew - happy birthday
by the cute and girly - fairytales .
I used my new magnolias i got from Bunny Zoes shop 
and the papers are from the Bo Bunny range Jazmyne
available from charmed cards here . 
They are actually glittered but you cant tell from the photo.

I actually paid 1.15 at my local craft shop , but karen at charmed cards has
them for 89p !!! i should have shopped there !
 Princess tilda has coloured with copics and glamour dust has been added 
to her dress fringes.
Im calling her Princess but i believe the Tilda is the "lady" one.

Ive punched out leaves and adorned the castle window with them ,
i thought it was quite a nice effect.

Edges of the card have been distressed and 
The sentiment is a whimsy Happy Birthday stamp
and the Enchanted Kindom ticket was a freebie in the craft magazine !
I've decorated the inside of the card , but just on the corners.

here is the box for the birthday card , adorned with a 
Pretty glittered Tilda ballerina , ribbon , tag , bloom and
pearls .

I made a little Frog Princess from fimo to match .. her dress is all sparkly with 
glitter ..she isnt as big as my usual models - shes 7cm tall .

Just look at that frogs face ! i did giggle while making him !
i wonder if he looks like that because shes just kiss him ? hee hee !

I am selling this set for 
£12 .00 + 2.00 p and p .
(she is smaller than my usual models )
please email me if interested .

Friday, 23 April 2010

Challenge Birthday card .

 Its been a pretty hectic week for me , i bet you thought id disappeared !
Calvin my boyfriend came up and we have had a great time shopping and 
mooching around .. leeds has some fantastic shops and nibble places and we
made full use of them !
Today i made a card using a digital image designed by  Chrissy Armstrong 
He is called "Hang in there"  and he is just so cute !
The Happy Birthday is also a whimsy stamp , 

Ive had this paper lying around the craft room for ages and then when i coloured this cutie in 
i knew that was the paper i needed - just perfect with those spots and squares.

I wanted to keep it free of blooms so that it was suitable for boy or girl ,
I punched out some leaves and chalked some darker green around them , 
and adorned the edges of the nestie with them so that it gave more of a tree look .
I'm entering this card into these challenges
Sundays with chrissy - make it a combo - ive combined punched leaves and chalked.+ brads

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Shiver me timbers its Tilda !

Has'nt it just been gorgeous day today ? - the sun just shone through my craft room as i was crafting ,
ive had a lovely day today !
I made a card using the Pirate Tilda , all pink - well I guess girly 
Pirates can be Pink !
I had a perfect wording stamp - Girls can be Pirates too ...ive had the
stamp for a few years now ,and im ashamed to say i must have used it once -

Im terrible with stamps , i always loose the packaging ,
so im afraid i can't tell you what it is , however it did come in 
a set of them with some wings and others with the set if anyone
reconises it ! 

The ship is a wooden stamp that ive had for a few years too , the papers ?
well ......... i dont know them either .... im not doing terribly well on this post am i ? ha ha... 
i  used Stickles glitter on the scull and crossbones and the 
ship portholes.
and inked the edges on the nestie.
Im entering this card into these Challenges
Creative card crew - happy birthday  (tuesdays)
stampacular sunday - spots and dots  
papertake weekly - cutie pie (tuesdays)
ABC challenge - s is for sparkle  on blooms and flag (wednesdays)

i decorated the inside also - just kept it very simple this time.
actually the truth is i was using my scraps so did'nt really have
enough to go to town with ! ha ha 
I also made a card box for it too , again just a simple decoration.
as always , i wrap some tissue too around the card ready for it to be sent.

I was really tempted to make a little fimo Pirate girlie .. but i might save that one for another day !


Friday, 16 April 2010

Challenge card , toppers and some fabulous news !

Well ive been a busy bee in the craft room this week,
making some toppers for ebay , i love doing this  i have to say , i just play and relax  
and use my scraps up !!
the topper above is Princess Tilda..
Calvin sent me some gorgeous beaded trimming that i thought was just perfect for this topper.
I love that cute little frog !!

I had so much fun with this i went on to do some nestie toppers too .

The picture i have to say just doesnt do it justice .. they are so sparkerly !
I had an odd bloom left over from my bloom kit from creative treasures that i used and stickled it with glitter.
Well i was on a roll making so then went onto do a Challenge card, why stop 
when i was having so much fun ! 
Sophia my daughter was at her Nanas so i had some extra time to myself.

Here is my the card i made for some 
I love this colour combo of cherry pinks and warm yellows!
It lifted my  whole mood when using these colours .
I dont know what the paper is called , it came from a big stack i got at Harrogate 
years ago , and ive lost the front of it .
The pearls Calvin sent me a while back, and the butterflies 
are two different size punches.You can get a simular one from here
at charmed cards.
I've used a metal embelly from my stash - wording - original .
and some warm yellow ribbon to finish it off with .
Im entering this card into these challenges.
Just magnolia - sketch - (friday)
Cute card Thursday - texture - touchy feelie (ribbon and pearls)
Totally Papercrafts - signs of spring or colours (fridays)

Now for the fab news !
Yesterday we found out that my daughter Sophia has a new flat just 2 minutes away from me !
for those who dont know , Soph has Aspergers and Adhd as well as other disabilities.

There is a new complex that has just been built that has all the support she needs !
They help her in the transition to be independent ,
they even help her with shopping !
I am soooooo pleased - i have worried so much about her , 
i never thought this could happen for years i have fought to get her the 
right support and worried so much for the future,
and  now my prayers have been answered ,
we are all so very  chuffed !
My soph with snoops and mojo the doggies !

Monday, 12 April 2010

Blog Hop New Digital Release !

If you have come from DENISES BLOG you are in the right place !

If you would like to join the party , you need to start at 
Chrissy Blog !
This is one of the fabulous new release  Whimsy digital stamps
This particular one is designed by Katie Sowa  called
Just Tweet !
I am entering this card into these challenges 

You can view the entire collection here ..
For fabulous inspiration on all the digital stamps  join the whimsy design team blog hop !

This  new digital collection has exclusive designs from Crissy Armstrong, Katie Sowa, and Ann Vento as well as some others from Whimsy's previous rubber stamp collections. All will be available for download upon completion of purchase. Each download will contain a zip file with 3 versions of the image, a JPEG, TIFF, and PNG all at 300dpi resolution. Images can be flipped, rotated, or resized to fit project needs.
 And at the end of our hop you can visit the Whimsy home page for a chance to win some of these fun images and a gift certificate to shop in the store! Don't worry if you can't participate in the hop celebration today, you will have all week to join in the fun and then enter for a chance to win! The winner will be drawn after the hop closes on Friday, April 16th at Noon EST.

Now then you need to hop skippity hop to the Fabulous

Sunday, 11 April 2010

alittle catch up !

Ive alittle bit of catching up on some thank you's !

I had a wonderful Easter and full of lovely goodies too !
heres the gorgeous Egg and scroll by boyfriend calvin made for 
me, i would have shown you the inside but i scoffed all the chocolates !

It is much better in real life i have to say ..and i was chuffed to bits to recieve it ... he is such a thoughtful boyfriend - i know im a lucky gal !
thank you Calvin !

and then came a gift from Sophia my daughter ... she's nearly 20 
and she just loves Calvin Mouse - even to the point that she once
refuse to speak to my boyfriend calvin if he brought Rotty Rat up when he 
comes up to see me ..ha ha ha !

How cute is that ?

I've been busy making fairies and fimo dollies ...
i made this one to match a card i showed on an early post .

 This is the set as a whole .
Its on ebay at the moment .
If you missed the original card post  its here ....

 i love it when you tell me you have had a go at Fimo and that my 
work has inspired you to try it ...

Well Paola was so tired of waiting for her new  Magnolia stamps 
that she decided to get her tilda fix in Fimo !
Have a looksie here !
absolutely fabulous Paola !

A Few thank you's
Anne - liverpool lou - for my lovely blog award.
and the lovely
Sue - sues spot.
thank you ladies for thinking of me xxx
please excuse me if i dont pass the awards on , i have about enough 
energy to make and post and thats about it at the moment..
but i am chuffed to bits you thought of me xxx


Thursday, 8 April 2010

Blog candy winner and sneaky peek ! oh and someone else is sneaky too !

This is Maya - a sneaky peek from the New Digital Collection 

The gorgeous little Maya is just one of the New Digi 's from
a new digital collection From Whimsy Stamps with exclusive designs from Crissy Armstrong, 
Katie Sowa, and Ann Vento !
Available on the 12th April .
I made this card for these challenges .


What a little sneaky mouse he is !!! well when it comes to style my mouse certainly knows 
whats fab !!!

Blog candy winner ...

The winner of the blog candy is .........
number 82
Congratulations IRINCA !!
please email me your address for your candy xxx