Sunday, 27 February 2011

Sweet Elisabeth Bell card ...

Well i was naughty and raided Calvins craft stash once again !
I did bring some papers but not many stamps or blooms .
In Calvins stash i found one of his favourite stamps - Elisabeth Bell one .
I believe these old designs are being released again very soon .

I think im right in saying , that this was the stamp that caused Calvin ( my boyfriend) to make a stamp guardian - the infamous Rotty Rat !

The incident went around blogs all around the world .It was all very funny .
For all you long regular followers you may remember the incident of the sugar nellie Elisabeth Bell stamp being posted to my address and not Calvins -
 and i refused to give it back , which caused several months of  blog posts of
 him torturing my Calvin mouse ! ( my fimo blog mouse )- oh he was so cruel ! lol.
I got my own back by encouraging everyone to make  an Elisabeth bell card and post them on thier blogs
and send the link to Calvin ! hehee - i can be cruel too !

anyway back to the card - yes this time its a card and not a topper.
I've coloured the stamp with copics and the papers are again the gorgeous
prima pad "madeline" available from charmed cards and crafts .

lots of detail on this card , a tassle from Calvins stash and some metal corners too .
Blooms and brads  and layered card and papers.
The butterflies where cut out individually from some gorgeous butterfly trim.

I'd like to enter this into these challenges
stamp something - flowers
one stop craft - spring flowers

Thursday, 24 February 2011

A Sweet Sarah kay !

What a to do i've had ! I had everything organised for my DT Papertake weekly Challenge .
Everything was prepared apart from photographing the topper and then the battery went dead !
I had about an hour and half to catch the train to calvins , so i thought il just charge it up and then its sorted...
Until Georgie my daughter turned up to stay while i was awhile and i totally forgot !

Well i got to Calvins and raided his stash ! fortunatly i did bring a couple of stamps and
some papers with me , but no embellishments so had a good sift around Calvins craft room !
Here's the topper i made .
I am afraid its very late ! (very sorry x)

This week at Papertake weekly the challenge is a fabulous sketch by the lovely Dawny,
and is sponsored by simon says stamp.

I've used my gorgeous charmed cards DT papers - the new prima pads,
and these papers are from the "madeline " prima pad , I adore these papers so much - i
had to go get the A4 size too - they are very yummy !

I pinched some lace and some metal photo corners from Calvins stash .
The sweet card candy was also in my DT kit .. so many gorgeous colours !¬
karen also has some of the new sarah kays in as well as some 
favourites ! 

Id like to enter this  challenges
papertake weekly - sketch - dt

this topper is available on EBAY

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Pretty pink faith

Well i spent the afternoon having coffee with a friend and then finish little faith ...

Lots of little details on this topper , the heart is pink german glass glitter (meyer imports)
and white pretty sparkle  lace from charmed cards that has tiny fine glitter on ... its very pretty .

The chipboard flourishes are embossed with white and a pretty baby pink glittery embossing powder called mothers day pink.
and on the edges of the image ive used the same embossing powder ..
mothers day pink ..available from charmed cards here.
I've beaded the hatpin too.
Id like to enter this topper into these challenges 
crafts for eternity - hearts , glitter , pins.
dutch dare card - glitter , bling
fab and funky - make your own ( hatpin, heart  and embossed flourishes)
cute card thursday - shiny - (embossed flourishes are shiny ,metal hatpin
                                    and shiny glittery glitter on heart)

This topper is available on EBAY

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Pretty Pinks and lime greens !

I adore these two little Tildas ... as much as the "new " Tildas are fabulous , the old ones have some magic too them i think ..

I used a Martha Stewart punch- cloudy hearts , The papers are scraps from my stash , and the Tildas are coloured with copics . I love the combo of pink and lime green .. 
I did'nt have much left of my lime green checkered ribbon , so just tied it into a knot and 
i think it looks quite cute like that .

Id like to enter this into this challenge

This topper is available on EBAY

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Papertake Dt make !

I  have had such a hectic weekend - my soph has had trouble with her widom teeth and it effected her throat and ears too ,.... luckly after many hours up all night she got to see an emergancy dentist and shes got some anitbotics - but poor lass she didnt look well at all and  thats why im late with my papertake DT challenge make ! .  sorry !x
anyway lets have a peekie .. this week the challenge is Putting on the Glitz and is sponsored by Digital
so ive used lots of glitter and a giant decorative medalion gem  i got from charmed cards.
A lovely Sarah kay topper ( karen from charmed will be stocking these shortly ) 
Well my valentines day was spent nursing soph ... but Calvin treated me to some papers online ,
then the postman came this morning with some Dt papers from Karen at charmed .. and she 
must know me far too well as there in the package was the very paper pad im waiting for !
The new prima paper pads  and they are GORGEOUS and come in two sizes .
The papers ive used are from the Botanical pad - theres a few new pads on karens site
Theres even one named after me ( madeleine) ..... and i didnt even know they knew me heheeeeee !
and like to enter this topper into these challenges 
 papertake weekly - putting on the glitz (dtmake)
Top tip Tues - all stitched up
southern girls - blue and chocolate

This topper is now available on EBAY 
oh and alittle bit of news ........ have your heard ? ...
ROTTY RAT has a new house ... check it out ...
Calvin mouse is not gonna be a happy mouse !
(and yes mousey antics will be comming back shortly to this blog !)

Saturday, 12 February 2011

A little Tilda and blog candy winner !

 Thought id share a cute Tilda topper i have on ebay on the mo... ive combined one of the new 2011 window with a 2010 tilda ... cherry tilda

I've sewn around the edges and used flowersoft around the window for abit of 
texture.Gorgeous german glass glitter is on the butterfly .
Karen at  charmed has some gorgeous k and co medalilions in and they look gorgeous
in the middle of the prima bloom - they are here ..
I'd like to enter this topper into this challenge
fab n funky - tempting texture.

this topper is available on EBAY 

Now onto the candy winners ! thank you so much to every one that entered ! xx
and the two winners are...
number 58 Rozzy - magnolia stamp 
08 Beccy  charmed delectable stamp 

congratulations !
please email me with your address so i can post them off to you xx

For all those who didnt win .. theres more candy next week - so stay tuned for news

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Time for some Magnolia and Charmed candy !



Its such a miserable day here , dull and cloudy ... how about some candy to cheer us all up eh ?
waiting Tilda stamp
         And the gorgeous rose bud charmed delectable stamp that 
karen from Charmed has donated .
2 stamps for two winners , a stamp each.,
                   You dont have to be a follower , but if you could put it on your side with a
link back  to me that would be good xx
I will post worldwide - so anyone can join in
Candy closes - Friday  11th feb
NOW CLOSED  thank you x

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Papertake weekly DT make.... have a heart

Gosh i think all that wind we have had over the last few days has blown all the nasty weather away ! Bright bright sunshine here now !
Well its Tuesday and that means its Papertake weekly challenge sponsored this week by whiff of joy ..
The challenge is have a heart - easy one and for me too - i do love my hearts ! 
I so enjoyed making this topper - its Verity from sugar nellie .( i used the stamp version of her ( theres a digi too ).. and it has so many little details on it that you dont spot at first ..I have painted the heart in tim holtz crackle distress paint ...and the pretty butterflies i made using a butterfly embossing folder ..and i just cut round them...
I prettied the butterflie up with silver and white alcohol inks and utee.
.. it looks really gorgeous in real  .. tucked up at the side is some light pink diamonte sprays ...

Verity has been coloured with copics and her hair ribbon has a light dusting of glitter.

I was so tempted to keep this topper as it would'nt just make a card but i thought it would make such a pretty and delicate looking album front too ..
Id like to enter this into these challenges ..
and please pop by the papertake weekly challenge - have a heart !
Pear tree designs - free for all
Belli challenge - jewellery ( gems, charms etc)
flutterby wednesday - anything goes

this topper is available on EBAY
and blog candy on the front page - finishes fri .

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Planting some love !

Today i'd like to share this topper ... ive only used this stamp a few times ... i don't know why as i really enjoy colouring her !  The stamp is an old sugar nellie one called Planting some love - designer Elisabeth Bell ,    Im not a lilac person but i really like this violetty colour ..
I have embossed the purple bloom with alcohol inks , embossing powder and Utee . (ultra thick embossing enamel )  ... a bit like i do for my hearts on my other toppers.
 You can't really see the marbling in the picture , but in real its very pretty !
The ribbon slider i found on in a packet of about 4 on a jewellery stand in a garden centre !
and the little butterfly is embossed card using an embossing folder and just cutting around it .
I'd like to enter this into these challenges...
totally paper crafts - friendship ( on my sentiment )
paper play - stamp it out
southern girls - dry embossing ( on the butterfly)

This topper is available on EBAY

want the chance to win a stamp ? enter my blog candy here !

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Two posts in one day ! Daisy blessings !

I do hope your not all getting sick of little Daisy ..but she was just lying on my craft table and just couldnt resist - again !

 I loved making this topper ... lots of little details on this ...I  beaded and glittered the hatpin with 
the fabulous german glass glitter, and threaded it thought the lace ... with beads inbetween.

On the heart i used crackle distress paint ... 

theres a gorgeous fabric brad holding down the rolled edge of the paper -
and a small piece  ribbon there too
most of the papers are Tilda panduro .

I'd like to enter this into these challenges 
Top tip tues - Girlie ( and i used a piece of small ribbon too)
simplycreate - give your heart away

This topper is available on EBAY

Papertake weekly Dt make - lotv

Can't believe its Tuesday already ! Today is PaperTake weekly challenge and here is my DT make ..
This week we are sponsored by LOTV ( lilli of the valley) and the challenge is an easy one -
ANYTHING GOES + flowers and up for graps is a £10 lotv voucher whooo hooooo !
I  made this red heart with Utee , alcohol inks and powder .... its quite a complicated process and a bit dangerous ... as if im not careful can get too hot and im sure i do it on the verge of it catching fire   !  .. ive been lucky so far though !
The stamp is lotv and so is the sentiment .The gorgeous little fairy has glitter on her wings and is coloured with copics.
Please pop by the challenge blog and see the gorgeous DT creations .